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)

Friday, December 28, 2018

January 12 Meeting to Feature Scott Weidensaul on Snowy Owls

Scott Weidensaul will be live and in person at the Wellsboro Area High School Auditorium January 12th 2:00 pm. Meet and greet along with book signing to follow his presentation
sponsored by the Tiadaghton Audubon Society -- free and open to the public.

Caught in the SNOWstorm

Five years ago saw the largest invasion of snowy owls into the eastern United States in perhaps a century, providing an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about these mysterious Arctic hunters. Author and researcher Scott Weidensaul will share the story of Project SNOWstorm -- how a huge, collaborative, publicly-funded effort focusing on snowy owls came together in a few frantic weeks and grew into one of the largest snowy-owl research projects in the world; it continues to make discoveries and unexpected insights into the life and ecology of this great white raptor.

Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist "Living on the Wind," about bird migration, "Return to Wild America," and "The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America." His newest book is "The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean." Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon, a columnist for Bird Watcher's Digest and writes for a variety of other publications; he lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of owls and hummingbirds.