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PA Migration Count, May 14th

Birdwatching

The 2016 Pennsylvania Migration Count will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

The Pennsylvania Migration Count (PAMC) was established to gather annual data on migratory bird populations, and to help answer some fundamental questions regarding their distribution throughout Pennsylvania. PAMC is an annual one-day snapshot of bird populations within our state attempting to answer which species are present, where are they and how many there are? Detecting the changes in population will help give us an early warning of possible declines and it is hoped that steps can be taken toward assisting their future survival. In many ways, the PAMC is similar to the Christmas Bird Count (CBC), with the exception that it is county-based.

Results from the count are compiled across the state and published in Pennsylvania Birds, our state ornithological journal.

Can you join us in covering Wayne County?

It’s a great way to spend International Migratory Bird Day! Birders of all skill levels can help out with the count. Beginning at midnight with the songs of the Whip-poor-wills (if we’re lucky!) and the hooting of the Great Horned Owls, the PAMC is a great way to spend time outside. Whether you tally birds in your backyard, at your feeders, the local little league ballfield, along the river, on a lake, at your camp or spend time hiking through a state park, your observations count. While observations can be made over a 24-hour period, it’s up to you to decide how much time you will contribute.

More information about the PAMC can be found on our Citizen Science page. If you are interested in participating, please contact Chris Fischer at cfischer@nepaaudubon.org.

Board Seeks New Directors

Northeast PA Audubon Society is seeking new directors for our board. If you are interested, please contact Sarah Hall at naturalistsarah@gmail.com.

Learn – Look – Make A Book! March 31st

Audubon Program at the Pleasant Mount Public Library

March 31, 2016 at 6:30pm

Join Lindsay George for a workshop about the critters that live in our neighborhood. Take a discovery walk around the block – looking for clues, and then make a book about what you might have seen… inside your own house.

Take Away: A ‘Who’s Been Here?’ book of your own.

Families are encouraged to attend. Children over 8 can attend on their own.

Pleasant Mount Public Library
375 Great Bend Turnpike,
Pleasant Mount, PA