about TAS

Welcome to the Tiadaghton Audubon Society of Tioga and Potter Counties. Our chapter was founded in 1906 with 23 members, making it the oldest chapter in the state. The Tiadaghton name was selected in 1953, and in 1972 the chapter was officially chartered. To contact us, please use the Facebook link below left. (Photo: Scarlet tanager photographed near Hills Creek State Park here in Tioga County)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 20 Meeting

For its monthly meeting on September, 20  the Tiadaghton Audubon Society will feature a presentation by Master Falconer Michael Kurig entitled “Raptors and Man”.  The program will take place   at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro at 7:30 PM,  following the usual business meeting at 6:30.  Everyone is invited to attend both.

Michael Kurig has trained and hunted with a variety of raptors including red-tailed hawks, Harris Hawks, goshawks and golden eagles. He was instrumental in releasing peregrine falcons in Williamsport with the Lycoming Audubon Society, which reestablished a breeding population of the fastest animal on Earth back in the Susquehanna River Basin. Having “hawked”  most of North America and many countries in Europe, he will share some of his adventures, explain the features of these magnificent creatures, and answer any questions concerning any aspect of raptors. He will also bring a live raptor with him, that he has trained to be his hunting partner.  Please join us for this interesting and informative program.