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)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

February 21 Meeting -- Birding in Costa Rica

Although Costa Rica is a small country, about the same size as West Virginia, it has as many bird species as the entire United States -- around 800. It is also one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world with about 5 percent of the world's biodiversity while having only about 0.03 percent of the world's land mass. In addition, about 25 percent of the country's territory is in national parks and in other protected areas. These facts and a well-developed eco-tourist infrastructure make Costa Rica one of the most popular destinations for birders everywhere. Please join the Tiadaghton Audubon Society on February 21 at 7:00 PM at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro, when TAS webmaster Gary Tyson will describe his experiences birding and photographing the wildlife in northern Costa Rica's rain forest and Pacific coast last year. Gary is an award-winning, published photographer and was able to obtain many excellent photographs of this Central-American country's colorful, tropical birds and other exotic animals. The program will follow our regular business meeting, which will begin at 6:00. Both the business meeting and program are free and open to the public. You can also check out some of Tiadaghton Audubon's activities on our Facebook page.