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American Kestrel and Barn Owl Nest Box Initiative

Valley Forge Audubon Society is partnering with Dan Mummert, Wildlife Diversity Biologist for the southeastern region of the PA Game Commission to help expand kestrel and barn owl conservation programs into Chester County.  VFAS is donating at least 10 kestrel boxes...

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Great Backyard Bird Count – February 12 to 15

Each February, for 4 days, the world comes together for the love of birds during the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Over these 4 days, we invite people to spend time in their favorite places watching and counting as many birds as they can find and reporting them....

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Backyard Bird Feeding Replay

If you missed the excellent presentation by Chris Wells on Backyard Bird Feeding, a video is now available here. Thank you North Coventry EAC for sponsoring this event and providing us with the video.

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Birding with Benefits: How Nature Improves Our Mental Mindsets

With so many stressful and traumatic events happening in our world today, we thought we'd share a reminder about the mental health benefits of the outdoors. Anyone who birds a favorite park over and over knows intuitively why they keep going back: It just feels good....

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Audubon Pennsylvania’s Achievements in 2020

2020 was a year like no other, filled with unprecedented challenges, closures, and change. From creating safe spaces for birds in a human-dominated landscape, to keeping our waters healthy, and creating innovative resources and learning opportunities, the Audubon PA...

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Berries for Birds in Winter

Berries for Birds in Winter

Berry-producing shrubs are one of the best food sources for birds, particularly in the winter when other natural food sources are scarce. Birds that don’t migrate, such as cardinals, woodpeckers, mockingbirds, and thrushes like bluebirds and robins, depend on berries...

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How Do Birds Stay Warm During the Winter?

When winter cold sets in, birds face two daily challenges: don’t freeze and don’t starve. How do they do it? Different birds use different strategies—from freeze-proof toes, to snow dens, to using each other as a heat source. Revisit this feature from the Winter 2019...

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Open Volunteer Positions

Valley Forge Audubon Society is looking for individuals who are interested in volunteering their time and talents to help us to fulfill our mission.  We are looking for volunteers to serve on Committees such as Advocacy, Programs, Publications/Social Media, Outreach,...

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