Audubon societies set bird presentations

From staff reports

Sarah Sargent, program manager for Bird Conservation at Audubon Pennsylvania, will present a program on how to help the birds of our forests tonight at Slippery Rock University.

Pennsylvania is home to significant proportions of the global populations of Wood Thrushes and Scarlet Tanagers. Our forests are the core of their breeding range. Because these birds are still common in our region, we have the opportunity to protect and enhance their breeding habitat now before they become threatened or endangered. Many other birds, from warblers and vireos to woodpeckers and grouse, also rely on our woodlands as part of the territory in which they raise their young and sustain their species.

Sargent will explain what can be done to help improve forest habitat for all the birds that are found in “Penn’s Woods.” Land managers, woodlot owners, foresters and anyone who appreciates the sights and sounds of birds in the woods all have ways to contribute. Sargent earned her doctorate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University.

The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. tonight (Monday, April 11, 2016).  Refreshments will be served after the presentation.  There is no charge and the public is welcome.  This is one of Bartramian Audubon Society’s regular monthly programs. You do not need to be a member to attend.  Bartramian Audubon Society is the chapter of the National Audubon Society serving Butler, Lawrence, Mercer and Venango Counties.

Jennings Environmental Education Center is located on Rt. 528, just west of Rt. 8 (approx. 5 miles south of Slippery Rock.)  There is a free, lighted parking lot.

The Pribilofs – Alaska’s Puffin Paradise

Amazing birds, tens of thousands of seals, lots of wind!

This month’s meeting of Seneca Rocks Audubon Society features a photographic journey to Alaska, highlighting the remarkable Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea. The Pribilofs – Alaska’s Puffin Paradise will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Clarion Library.

Jeffrey Hall, active SRAS member and president of the Bartramian Audubon Society, will share images and stories of his visit to “The Great Land.”

This is the program postponed in February due to inclement weather.