To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the enjoyment and benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity in northwestern Pennsylvania.
Field Trips and Activities PIAS offers a variety of field trips which provide individuals with recreational and educational experiences throughout the year. In addition, PIAS sponsors other annual activities including the
Christmas Bird Count
Great Backyard Bird Count
Hawk Watch in the spring
Festival of the Birds in May
Allegany Nature Pilgrimage (See details below.)
Details for upcoming trips and activities will be published on this page and in our newsletter, Tern of Events. Unless otherwise indicated, these activities are free and open to the public. Bring a friend!
FIELD TRIPS FOR AUGUST/SEPTEMBER The bi-weekly field trips have resumed after a break in July. As always, they are open to the public for people of all ages and skill levels andare free of charge. We’ve had a good turnout sofar this year and hope that our numbers will continue to grow. Unless otherwise specified, any field trips on Presque Isle will meet at the Stull Center parking lot at 7:45a where we will then car pool to our designated trail. All trips are subject to change depending on trail conditions. We will bird in almost any weather unless there is a torrential downpour or a forecast for dangerous conditions. Waterproof clothing and shoes are recommended, especially since the water levels at Presque Isle have been so high. Bring your binoculars, of course, but we will have some available for useif you or someone you bring doesn’t have them.If you have a scope you are welcome to bring it. Hope to see you on the trials. ~Michele Rundquist Franz, Field Trip Chair
August 17: McClelland Park. Meet there at 8:00 am
August 24th: Six Mile Creek Park on Clark Road, Harborcreek Township for local songbirds, woodpeckers, kingfishers.
Meet in the parking area at the end of the driveway.
September 7th: NO FIELD TRIP
September 21st: Pine Tree Trail for warblers and other migrants returning to their wintering grounds.