Birding with Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
ASWP's Live Bird Feeder Camera at Beechwood.
For a larger, automatically refreshing display, go to the our Birdcam Page. Provided in cooperation with the Fox Chapel Area School District
Citizens who were concerned about civilization's rampant destruction of birds and their habitats founded the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania in early 1916. These citizens were birdwatchers. Today, birding is arguably the most popular hobby in the world. ASWP holds this heritage dear and continues to provide resources for the birders of the region.
NEWS: State of the Birds 2009
National Audubon Society has recently released The State of the Birds 2009, an important report on the trends in bird populations. Please download it here. (4MB) Read the press release summary here.
ASWP provides these services to the birding community:
- Special Bird Outings to unique locations through the region.
- Educational opportunities for birders of all skill levels with public programs at Beechwood Farms and Todd Sanctuary.
- The best in birding equipment and supplies at our Audubon Nature Store at Beechwood.
- The Natural History Library with an extensive collection of books and field guides on birds and western Pennsylvania flora and fauna, including rare volumes. Open the general public as a reference library and to Friends of Audubon members as a lending library. Located at Beechwood. Open during Audubon Nature Store hours.
- Christmas Bird Count: An annual, nationwide event each December. Coordinated regionally by ASWP, it records all birds seen in a single day. A great chance to try your skills, or to follow along with someone more experienced to pick up tips on identifying and finding birds in your neighborhood. For more information, visit our CBC web page.