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)

Monday, November 30, 2020

122nd Christmas Bird Count

The good news is there will be a Christmas Bird Count this season in Tioga County. The Cowanesque circle count will take place on December 19, and the Mansfield-Wellsboro count will take place on January 1, as in the past. The bad news is that because of the covid-19 situation, there will be no annual luncheon for the counters. We will contact last year's participants to work out assignments. Because of covid social-distancing rules, some of last year's teams may have to be broken up, so it may take some time to get everything coordinated. As you know, these are difficult times, and we do appreciate everyone's concern and cooperation.

Dark-eyed Junco

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

All Meetings Cancelled Until Further Notice because of Coronavirus

Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to cancel all activities in April, May, and June, including our spring bird walks at Hills Creek State Park. It  may be possible to resume some activities later in the summer; however that is not certain. We will keep you informed if anything changes.

Friday, February 7, 2020

February 19, 2020 Meeting -- Landscape-Scale Bird Conservation

Please Join us in the Large Group Presentation Classroom at Wellsboro High School on February 19 for a program on "landscape scale" bird consevation by Dr Jeffery Larkin. We will post signs with directions to the room; same place as for the puffin talk last year. Business meeting starts at 6:00 and the program at 7:00.

Title: "Importance of landscape-scale bird conservation across private and public forest lands in Pennsylvania" by Dr. Jeffrey Larkin.

Description: Several studies have recently examined nesting and post-fledging habitat selection of many at-risk, forest-dependent songbirds. Collectively, this research provides a substantial body of evidence that suggests forest bird conservation is intimately tied to landscape context and configuration and within-stand structural complexity, regardless of nesting guild. As such, strategically increasing forest age class diversity has become an important focus of many forest-bird conservation efforts. This presentation will provide examples of successes and insight as to how a well-funded and well-organized partnership can overcome the many constraints that can often inhibit large-scale conservation implementation. The talk will be geared toward a diverse audience from private landowners, birders, and conservation organizations.