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Audubon Pennsylvania
Chapter Chatter Newsletter | May 2020
Tree Swallow.
Tree Swallow. Photo: Barbara Krizman/Audubon Photography Awards
Who Sings on the Issues for Your Chapter?
Conservation and advocacy often go hand in hand. In every corner of the state, chapter leaders are involved in issues that matter to them. Whether it’s energy projects, nesting sites, habitat restoration plans, or partnership development, chapters bring essential voices to each conversation. Local voices. Educated voices. Passionate voices.

As more and more opportunities arise for chapter engagement around key issues, we are aiming to streamline our methods for delivering them to your inboxes and voicemails. If you haven’t already identified key leaders for conservation and advocacy, we ask you to consider adding them to your slate of chapter contacts. Having consistent contacts helps us to get the word out in timely and efficient ways. And, helps your chapter to stay nimble in responding to opportunities as they come your way.

Did you miss last month’s training webinar on using integrated bird walks to elevate your concerns to elected officials and community stakeholders? Click here to watch the recording or share it with your chapter leadership.
PA Network Engagement Staff
Mark Your Calendars...
We’ve missed you this spring and are excited to catch up for our quarterly chapter leadership call scheduled for Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:30 pm. On the agenda for this month:
  • Connecting with audiences in new ways
  • Audubon PA strategic priorities
  • Programmatic alignment 
  • Finding new opportunities for collaboration
Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Kelly or Val!
Migration Magic
Common Yellowthroat.
I Saw A Bird
Audubon has launched I Saw A Bird: Audubon’s Spring Migration Show to bring a bit of the bird world indoors for everyone, no matter where they are. This weekly Facebook Live show highlights funny, engaging, educational, and sometimes weird bird-related topics and discussion, all while fostering a sense of community for everyone who has found joy in birds while stuck at home.

Each week, Audubon’s social media producer Christine Lin and chief network officer David Ringer will welcome celebrities and guests to offer a fresh look at the world of birds and birdwatching. Episodes will air every Wednesday at 7:00 pm ET. Learn More Here
Common Yellowthroat. Photo: Karen Brown/Audubon Photography Awards
American Kestrel
World Migratory Bird Day
World Migratory Bird Day was a little different this year. But, even indoors, there is magic to the migratory journeys of birds. Check out the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary feature story on the World Migratory Bird Day home page. Learn about their American Kestrel research, tracking technologies, and more with Senior Scientist Jean-Francois Therrien. 

There are tons of resources available on the site including presentations, fact sheets, kids activities and much more. Learn More Here
American Kestrel. Photo: David Zieg/Audubon Photography Awards
Sandhill Crane.
Engagement Opportunity: Virtual Field Trips
Over the last several weeks, Greater Wyoming Valley, Wyncote, Juniata Valley, and Bucks County Audubon Societies have presented virtual “field trips” that have brought a great deal of joy to audiences of all ages. They are as fun as they are informative and a great opportunity to spotlight your chapter, a sanctuary you manage, a birding hot spot in your territory, a program you’re particularly proud of, or a creative partnership you’ve developed over the years.

We’re now scheduling for the month of June. If you would like to host a “field trip” for your chapter, contact Kelly McGinley (kelly.mcginley@audubon.org) for more details and available dates.
Sandhill Crane. Photo: Barbara Ponder/Audubon Photography Awards
Barbara Malt LVAS
Chapter Spotlight: Lehigh Valley Audubon Society
Lehigh Valley Audubon Society has been participating in a TV-13 feature called Need for Nature, a special series focused on the benefits of nature and green spaces, especially during this period of stress and uncertainty. Check out both episodes.
 COVID-19 Pandemic Sheds Light on Need For Nature

Pandemic Shows The Need for Nature and Importance of Preserving It for the Future

Courtesy BRCTV-13
HB531 Community Solar Chapter Sign-On Letter
Has your chapter joined the Chapter Sign-On Letter in Pennsylvania for HB531 Community Solar? Click the link to add your voice and support.
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