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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Photos & Bird List: Wayne-Pike Earth Day Festival 2014

Northeast PA Audubon at the 2014 Pike-Wayne Earth Day Festival
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Pike-Wayne Earth Day Festival last Saturday!

Click here to see our 2014 Wayne-Pike Earth Day Photos on Facebook.

Bird List: Species Seen on Bird Walks

Bird Walk led by Northeast PA Audubon at theat the 2014 Pike-Wayne Earth Day Festival Thank you to everyone who joined us for our bird walks. We hope to see you again soon at our upcoming bird walks throughout Northeast Pennsylvania! Here’s a list of the species we observed on Saturday at the PPL Environmental Learning Center:

  • Common Loon
  • Osprey
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • American Crow
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Tree Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • American Goldfinch

Bird Walks This Weekend at Promised Land State Park & Along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Archbald

Bird Walk, photo by Chris Fischer

Everyone is welcome, whether you have years of experience or are just starting out!

Spring is finally here, bringing with it the excitement of spring migration! We have a great line-up of bird walks and other events coming up in the next month, starting this coming weekend with two bird walks.

Sat., May 3, 2014 at 8 a.m. – Promised Land State Park

Barb Leo will lead a guided bird walk at Promised Land State Park on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8 a.m.

Join us as we look for newly arrived migrants and see the nesting Bald Eagles. Meet at Bear Wallow Boat Launch in Promised Land State Park at 8am. Sturdy shoes and binoculars recommended. Please call (570) 676-3428 ext. 0 or Barbara at (570) 253-2364 for more information.

Sun., May 4, 2014 at 8 a.m. – Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Archbald

In cooperation with the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority (LHVA), the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society (NEPAS) will host a bird walk along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Archbald on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 8 a.m.

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Local birders Chris Fischer (NEPAS) and Owen Worozbyt (LHVA) will lead the walk along a recently completed section of the LRH trail in the Mid Valley. The walk is open to all – young and old, regardless of birdwatching experience – and will be easy and relaxed, covering no more than a mile along the flat (and mostly paved) trail. Participants should meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Laurel Street Trailhead, located at the southern terminus of Laurel Street in Archbald (#19 on this map). Parking is available. Binoculars and a field guide are recommended.

View Laurel Street Trailhead / parking area on Google Maps

Endangered Species Artwork Sought for Silent Auction to Benefit Audubon

Avery Kimble

Avery Kimble, a local student raising funds to support Northeast PA Audubon

We were recently contacted by Avery Kimble, a fifth grade student who is currently attending a home school co-op at The Stoneworks Learning Center in Honesdale. Avery wrote:

I am planning to raise funds for your society through a silent art auction to be held at The Cooperage in Honesdale on May 27, 2014. [time TBA]

The after school / home school group decided to identify some problems in our community and try to think of a solution to them. Our idea was to educate people so we could all make a difference together. We hope we can accomplish this with a public program to be held on the evening of May 27, 2014.

My topic (or problem) is endangered animals. I thought to support those who are trying to make a difference, I could ask people to make any type of endangered species artwork for a silent auction to be held at the program. So I would like to invite you to make art of any endangered animal and donate it to my auction.

If you are not willing to donate your art, but are willing to bring it to be displayed on May 27, that would be great too.

All money from the auction will be donated to the NEPA Audubon Society.

Common Tern in Flight. The Common Tern is a endangered species in Pennsylvania. Photo by Chris Fischer.

The Common Tern is endangered in Pennsylvania.
Photo by Chris Fischer.

Avery tells us that she chose Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon because of our focus on education and our active website, which she found via one of our updates on HB-1576, state legislation that poses a great threat to endangered and threatened species in Pennsylvania. (Incidentally, it appears a vote on this bill will be held the 1st week of May. Stay tuned.)

Donations of artwork depicting any type of endangered or threatened species are greatly appreciated! Please call Avery at (570) 251-8546 to arrange for your artwork to be picked up.

Please join us at The Cooperage on May 27th (time TBA) for the silent auction and help support this local youth-driven volunteer project for the benefit of environmental education and advocacy in Northeastern PA.

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This post was updated with additional details on April 26, 2014.

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