PIAS Program March 21st
7pm social, 7:30 program
Join PIAS as we welcome Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center from Harrisville, PA.
Robert and MaryJane Angelo will introduce us to their residents such as a red tail hawk, barred owl, American kestrel, skunk and opossum.
Skye's Spirit Wildlife is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center in its fifteenth year, dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and release of injured, orphaned and displaced Pennsylvania wildlife. They take all animals with the exception of raccoons, skunks, coyote, fox and groundhog and care for an average of 1,000 animals yearly with a release rate of 73%. Maryjane and Robert Angelo are helping the center to grow yearly by adding new exhibit enclosures for educational wildlife and also adding new rehabilitation enclosures to house the ever growing number of animals needing care yearly. They are working to make it a place where scouts, school children and the public can visit indigenous wildlife and learn how to help it and environment in their daily lives. Read more about their work at
Birding Trip to
PANAMA - Oct 2014
with Jason Fidorra
Panama, the narrow gateway between two continents, has captivated birding and natural history enthusiasts for decades. While only 2⁄3 the size of Pennsylvania, Panama is home to over 900 bird species and contains five Endemic Bird Areas defined by Birdlife international containing. Including 105 range restricted specialties including 12 Panamanian endemics . Birders of any level are bound to enjoy this cacophony of sight and sound, as we travel from the central tropical rainforest of the canal zone and westward into dry Pacific slope habitats, into the highlands, and back down into the humid Caribbean lowlands. in hopes of seeing over 400 species! You are invited to join tour leader Jason Fidorra on a ten day birding tour of this tropical paradise.
For more information or to reserve a spot, please email Jfidorra@gmail.com
Allegany Nature Pilgrimage 2014
This is the first official announcement for Pilgrimage 2014. We want to remind you that the cabin/campsite window is NOW OPEN! With a ton of choices available, now is the best time to get that cabin or campsite that you always wished you had for the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage. But do remember they GO FAST so don't delay, reserve today to get that cabin or campsite of your dreams for Pilgrimage 2014.
Reservations can be made by going to http://www.reserveamerica.com
select Allegany State Park, May 30, 31 - June 1 and select the camping option you would like. Cabins start at $35 a night and up depending on how many amenities you prefer. We welcome you, and would like you to know that you that you are a part of what makes the pilgrimage happen. We hope you join us for Pilgrimage 2014.
Ornithology at Hog Island
Enjoy world-class ornithology sessions at Audubon's spectacular Hog Island, located in Maine's Muscongus Bay. Taught by some of the country's leading birders and ornithologists, these dynamic sessions are for both beginners and experienced bird enthusiasts who seek field experience to learn more about the remarkable lives of wild birds. Two of these programs provide opportunities to work directly in the field with Project Puffin biologists on important seabird colony islands. Registration for summer sessions of 2014 begins October 15th.
Field Trips and Activities
Presque Isle Audubon Society 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
PIAS holds meetings on the third Friday of each month (except for holidays) from September through June, excluding December and January. Our Annual Banquet is held the third Friday of September at the Elk's Lodge. The meetings are held at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Room 112, 301 Peninsula Drive in Erie. They begin with a social gathering at 7 p.m., followed by a 7:30 program. Everyone is invited; you need not be a member to attend PIAS meetings and enjoy the informative, educational and fun programs.
PIAS March Program
Join PIAS as we welcome Robert and MaryJane Angelo
from Harrisville, PA.
Robert and MaryJane will introduce us to their resident such as a red tail hawk, barred owl, American kestrel, skunk and opossum.
See more info below.