Author: Donna, BirdSafe Pittsburgh volunteer My name is Donna and I have been with BirdSafe Pittsburgh for a little over a year now. Matt mentioned BirdSafe Pittsburgh during a banding demonstration back in 2014 at my home. I had several birds hit my windows over the years, including a red tail hawk! It left a dust print on my window, which I took a picture of, and was amazed he got … [Read more...] about Volunteer Perspective Series: No. 2 –
What’s Good for BirdSafe Pittsburgh Is Good for Me Author: Carol Azar, BirdSafe Pittsburgh volunteer I have always loved birds, so you’d think that I would have jumped at the chance to help them by walking a route for BirdSafe Pittsburgh, not exactly. I had heard that participating in BirdSafe Pittsburgh meant getting up especially early, before the sidewalk cleaners hit the pavement, to … [Read more...] about Volunteer Perspective Series: No. 1 – What’s Good for BirdSafe Pittsburgh Is Good for Me
As our southwest Pennsylvania winter winds to a close we look to the oncoming warm in weather and increase in birds that accompanies Springtime! As always, with the arrival of new birds comes the increased potential for window collisions. Therefore, as spring arrives, we will dust off our bird-catching nets and plastic bags, re-read the BirdSafe Pittsburgh protocol, re-familiarize ourselves … [Read more...] about Spring 2018 is around the corner!
The Spring 2017 BirdSafe Pittsburgh monitoring season has now come to an end and as we tally up our birds and look at the data, we always think it's worthwhile to point out the interesting and new species that were found downtown this spring. As always this project could not be done without the help of our volunteers. Many birders have noted the bizarre nature of this springs migration, with … [Read more...] about Spring 2017 Update
Pittsburgh artist Ashley Cecil is in the midst of an artist residency here at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Ashley has ended up choosing to focus her work around what we do as BirdSafe Pittsburgh and the flight tunnel research at the Powdermill Avian Research Center at Powdermill Nature Reserve. Because of the magnitude of the issue of window collisions, with an average of 599 million … [Read more...] about BirdSafe inspires art
October 25 - November 3, 2016 First a thank you! Week 8 concludes our fall 2016 monitoring season and we would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who give up their early mornings to look for birds in our city. They help us collect our data, transport birds to rehabilitation, and are a constant supply of information for new threats for birds within the city. This project would not … [Read more...] about Fall 2016 – Week 8 Update