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2020 Christmas Bird Count Results

Valley Forge Audubon Society’s 35th Christmas Bird Count took place on Saturday, Dec 26, 2020.  A warm, rainy  Christmas Day was followed by a cold, windy day on Dec 26, making for unpleasant conditions. A total of 64 hardy participants spent 181 hours in the field,...

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Doug Tallamy and “The Nature of Oaks” – Replay

If you missed Doug Tallamy's discussion with VFAS President Vince Smith about his new book  "The Nature of Oaks" or want to watch it again, a recording is available here.   There were 230 people who attended. Thanks to Reads & Company in Phoenixville, for...

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Citizen Science: NestWatch

NestWatch (https://nestwatch.org/) is the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s nationwide monitoring program designed to track status and trends in the reproductive biology of birds, including when nesting occurs, number of eggs laid, how many eggs hatch, and how many...

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Pennsylvania’s Barn Owls – Replay

Thanks to Dan Mummert, Diversity Biologist from the PGC for his wonderful presentation on his work with barn owl conservation. If you missed it or would like to watch it again, a link is now available here Sebastian Harris, a local ecologist/artist has designed...

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All About Owls – Replay

Thanks to French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust for sponsoring our presentation on Sunday, February 21 and to Vince Smith for presenting to 250 attendees. If you missed it or would like to watch it again, a link is now available here  

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Revision of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Our country's most important bird-protection law—the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)—has been severely weakened. A rollback was scheduled to take effect on February 8 but it is being fully reassessed by the U.S. Department of the Interior and a public comment period...

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Waterfowl Migration at Middle Creek – Pop-Up Trip

We are keeping an eye on waterfowl migration numbers and will be offering a pop-up trip to Middle Creek during a weekday when it will be less crowded.  With the lake currently frozen, we are anticipating late February to mid-March for this trip.  This short video...

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American Kestrel Nestbox Initiative: 2020 Results Summary

PGC biologist Dan Mummert has provided us with these 2020 results: The PA Game Commission’s American kestrel conservation program for southeastern PA is managed by PGC biologists Lauren Ferreri and Dan Mummert with support from PGC land managers and a team of citizen...

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