Thursday, March 2, 2017

March Meeting -- Birding by Ear -- Rescheduled to March 22nd

Please join the Tiadaghton Audubon society on Wednesday March 22nd at 7:30 PM
at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro for a program on Birding by Ear, to be presented by chapter member Rich Hanlon. Rich has led educational programs since 2010 and has amassed an impressive knowledge of bird identification, including songs and calls, from his life long passion for the natural world. Rich will guide the audience through bird vocalizations and offer tips for the field. There will also be a business meeting (open to the public), which will begin at 6:30, followed by the program at 7:30. 



Friday, February 24, 2017

Tioga/Potter County Big Day Competition

 Do you enjoy outdoor adventures, watching wildlife, and especially identifying birds? Saturday May 13th, the Tiadaghton Audubon Society will be hosting a Big Day Birding event in which teams of 4-10 people will be trying to locate as many different species of birds as possible within Tioga and Potter Counties in a 24 hour period. A lunch is to follow at 12:30 pm on Sunday May 14th at The Burning Barrel restaurant in Ansonia (cost not covered by TAS). In the middle of the spring migration, when hundreds of species will be moving through our area, this is an event that the outdoor enthusiast will not want to miss! From beginner to expert, this is event is for you! If you would like to participate, please contact project coordinator Rich Hanlon (email) or at 412-992-6648 to start or sign up for a team.




TAS Big Day Event Instructions

Date: Saturday May 13th midnight to midnight. Lunch to follow on Sunday May 14, 12:30 pm at The Burning Barrel, 5440 Route 6, Wellsboro (Ansonia), PA (cost of lunch not covered by TAS).
Boundaries: Area for the Tiadaghton Audubon Society Big Day will include but not exceed the borders of Tioga and Potter counties.

Teams:
 -at least 4 and not more than 10 people on each team.
 -each team has a team leader who is proficient at bird ID and knows the area.
 -the team leader is responsible for putting together her or his team.
 -everyone who wants to be included in this event will be able to be part of a team.
 -all are welcome regardless of proficiency of or experience in bird identification.

Listing species:
 -At least 80% of a team’s recorded species must have been located by all team members.
 -ABA recording rules apply:  http://listing.aba.org/aba-recording-rules/
 -Identification is on the honor system.

Sponsorships: Each team is responsible for finding their own sponsors. Sponsors will be people who would like to donate “x” amount of money per species located by the team which they are sponsoring. Funds raised will be donated to the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy.

Prize for the winning team: TBD.

All participants are invited to lunch at their own cost at 12:30pm on Sunday May 14 at The Burning Barrel. A representative from each team should bring a paper copy of their team’s results which displays the total number of species and the name of every species that was recorded.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

February 15 Meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 15, at the Gmeiner Arts and Cultural Center, 134 Main Street, in Wellsboro. It will begin with a business meeting at 6:30 pm, followed by the program at 7:30. This month's program, National Park Marathon ,will be given by chapter member, Ann Vayansky, and will feature highlights from a trip she took through Colorado and Utah. Beginning at Rocky Mountain National Park, and winding through several parks in Utah and Arizona, the presentation will focus on the varied landscapes of our western parks. The public is welcome to attend one or both segments of the meeting. Please visit us on Facebook to learn more about our local Audubon Society!