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Birdability Week – October 18 to 24

Birdability Week is a celebration of birders with disabilities and other health concerns, and an opportunity to ensure that birding and the outdoors are welcoming, inclusive, safe and accessible for everybody Valley Forge Audubon Society is committed to inclusion,...

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October Big Day Results

Thanks to everyone who joined us for all or part of our excursion around Green Lane Park.  We saw a total of 66 species at our 8 locations.  Here are the results: Checklists included in this summary: (1): Green Lane - Orange Trail Date: Oct 9, 2021 at 8:05 AM (2):...

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Project Feederwatch Season Starts November 13

Whether you’re new to birdwatching or have been watching birds for decades, Project FeederWatch will keep you going through the winter months.  Project FeederWatch, now in its 35th year, is a joint project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Birds Canada that depends on...

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Reporting Banded American Kestrels

To help assess the movements of American kestrels and better understand why they are declining, the science team at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary has deployed over 100 color bands with a number and letter combination (both red and green) on both fledglings and adults. Some...

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Learn About Raptor Migration

During this time of year, we get many questions about hawk identification. On October 2 at 11 am, Vince Smith will be presenting a Hawk ID class/field trip.  In addition to identification, he will discuss optimal migration conditions and the variations in migration...

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PA Game Commission Lifts Birdfeeding Ban

With decreasing reports of sick and dead wild birds, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is lifting the recommendation to cease feeding birds. Much is still unknown about what caused the mortality event documented in Washington D.C. and at least 10 states, including...

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Track Fall Migration with BirdCast

Fall migration is underway and you can track it on Birdcast.info. Bird migration forecasts show predicted nocturnal migration 3 hours after local sunset and are updated every 6 hours. These forecasts come from models trained on the last 23 years of bird movements in...

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