Field TripSeptember 22, 2018Syracuse Inner Harbor Creekwalk, Syracuse, NY 13204, USACreekwalk/Onondaga Lake. Paul Richardson will be leading a field trip to Onondaga Lake to look for waterfowl and late-migrating songbirds. Please contact Paul, 315-488-5022, for details, start time, and meeting place.This trip will depend on access to the Creekwalk, which has been restricted recently due to safety issues.
Field TripSeptember 29, 2018Onondaga Lake West Shore TrailOnondaga LakeWest Shore Trail. Join Alison Kocek on a trip to Onondaga Lake’s Visitor Center and West Shore Trail. This five-mile round tripis on an easy, paved walking trail and will afford looks at waterfowl, resident birds, and late fall migrants. This trip is great for beginner birders.Please contact Alison, email@example.com, 602-402-2284, for more details…
Free Public ProgramOctober 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmMarcellus Free Library, 32 Maple St, Marcellus, NY 13108, USACan You Hear Me?Impacts of Noise on Whale Communication. This increasingly urbanized worldis quite noisy! Noise pollution can interfere with the ability for wildlife to communicate. Some wildlife are adjusting their communication patterns by being louder or changing their pitch. Other wildlife may not beable to adapt. Susan Parks, Ph.D., an associate professor at Syracuse…
Field TripOctober 20, 2018Long Branch Park and Onondaga LakeLong Branch Park andOnondaga Lake North Shore: How To Use the eBird Smart phone App. Join Jason Luscier for a morning birding the north shore of Onondaga Lake, starting at Long Branch Park. In addition to seeing some excellent fall waterfowl, attendees will learn the ins and outs of the eBird smart phone app. This…
Free Public ProgramNovember 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmManlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius, NY 13104, USARehabilitation Wildlife in Central New York :From Capture to Release. Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation Center co-founder Jean Soprano will have live birds on display at this program. She will discuss the importance of these birds to our local ecosystem and Kindred Kingdom’s role in helping reduce the human impact on our avian populations.
Field TripNovember 17, 2018Fair Haven Beach State Park, Little Sodus Bay, and Barrier BarFair Haven Beach State Park, Little Sodus Bay, and Barrier Bar. Gene Huggins will be leading his traditional field trip to look for Purple Sandpipers. Please bring a lunch and dress very warmly. Migrating waterfowl, Red-throated Loon, Bald Eagle, Dunlin, and Snow Buntings are just some of the possible birds to see on this trip.…
Fall 2018 Programs
The mission of Onondaga Audubon is to encourage the conservation of birds and other wildlife native to Central and Northern New York.
Urge Congress to uphold the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Wind Alert for Great Lakes States
Wind Alert for Great Lakes States The Great Lakes are home to one of the world’s greatest bird migration routes, but wind developers plan to build hundreds of dangerous turbines either in the Great Lakes or along their shores that could be disastrous for birds. Wind turbines are an essential source of clean energy, but they need to be responsibly located—not placed in the path of countless migratory birds. American Bird Conservancy Great Lakes Action Alert: If you live in the Great Lakes region, please send a letter to decision makers in OH, PA, NY, MI, IL, IN, WI, and MN. You can ask your governor and state wildlife officials to protect birds—and keep the Great Lakes and their shorelines free of large-scale wind energy development. Click on photo above for link.
Engaging students and educators
Bird Smart Wind Energy
The American Bird Conservancy Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program's primary goal is to protect U.S. native birds from the rapidly growing threat of poorly sited and managed wind turbines. In a three-part series, Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC's Bird-Smart Wind Energy Campaign, answers some of the more frequently asked questions about threats: How does wind energy threaten birds? What bird species are most threatened? How does the threat of wind energy compare to that of climate change? You can view this series of FAQs at: https://abcbirds.org/support-bird-smart-wind-energy-solutions/ or click on photo above.
Support Bird-friendly Buildings Legislation
Building collisions kill millions of bird each year, and many of these needless deaths can be prevented. A new bill would promote bird-friendly materials and design features at federal buildings.
Meet outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts
Visit our sanctuaries
We have two, both on the shore of Lake Ontario
Add your voice on issues that impact our environment