| Encompassed in Audubon’s mission to protect birds and the places they need is the conservation of critical habitat, including the sky. Audubon is pleased to announce a new partner in the critical work of protecting the night from light pollution: the International Dark Sky Association.|
Learn more about this new partnership and how your chapter can get involved by attending a webinar on on Tuesday, October 27th from 7:00-8:30 PM. Join National Audubon Society’s Bird-friendly Communities team and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) as we highlight the mission of IDA, its network of chapters on the ground, and possibilities for partnerships across our network. You'll hear from some Audubon and IDA chapter leaders who are already partnering on the ground to help birds along their migratory routes through the reduction of light pollution. Register Here
| Double-crested Cormorant. Photo: Attiana Cogswell/Audubon Photography Awards|
| You may be surprised to learn that nearly half of bird mortality from glass occurs in buildings of four stories or less. Chapters are uniquely positioned to help get the word out to their members, their communities, and their partners about ways to reduce the harmful effects of glass and light for birds.|
Coming up on October 22 from 7:00-8:30 PM, learn what you can do to reduce and prevent bird collisions in suburban and low-rise buildings through a special presentation by a team that includes Connie Sanchez, Program Coordinator, Bird-Friendly Buildings, National Audubon Society; Robin Irizarry, Program Associate for Audubon Pennsylvania; Katie Fisk, Environmental Educator and Animal Curator at Briar Bush Nature Center; and, Leigh Altadonna of the Bird-Window Collision Working Group, a collaborative effort by the Acopian Center at Muhlenberg College, Lehigh Valley Audubon Society, Wyncote Audubon Society, and Audubon Pennsylvania.
Special thanks to National Audubon Society, Briar Bush Nature Center, the Abington, Cheltenham, and Jenkintown Bird Towns/Environmental Advisory Councils, The Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership, and the Wyncote Audubon Society.
Can’t make this one? Look for more opportunities in the coming months. Register Here