Come Join Us
Want to learn more about birds? Hope to incorporate native plants into your garden? Interested in Citizen Science? Or just want to take a guided hike through our reserves? Audubon offers programs that connect people of all ages to birds and nature.
Hike our Trails
Audubon has three reserves that are open to the public—Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Fox Chapel, Succop Nature Park in Butler, and Todd Nature Reserve in Sarver. Each location has its own unique characteristics but all contain miles of walking paths and the exceptional opportunity to reconnect with nature. Learn more about our reserves and plan your visit.
Making a Difference
We’re a regional leader in conservation and birding projects that protect our natural world. From constructing and installing Chimney Swift towers to creating a conservation plan for the Buffalo Creek Watershed, Audubon works closely with local government and groups to bring environmental awareness to the forefront.
About This Bird
Beautiful and unique, this duck of woodland ponds and river swamps has no close relatives, except for the Mandarin Duck of eastern Asia. Abundant in eastern North America in Audubon's time, the Wood Duck population declined seriously during the late 19th century because of hunting and loss of nesting sites. Its recovery to healthy numbers was an early triumph of wildlife management.
Did You Know?
Courtship displays of male involve postures that show off colorful plumage. Nest sites are in large tree cavities near water, up to 65' above ground. Cavity lined with down. Rarely nests in hollow fallen logs, barn lofts, crevices in rocks. Uses artificial nest boxes, even when these are placed low and in open marsh.