Next Monthly Meeting
Will be in January
December 14, Saturday
Christmas Bird Count
7:00 am - Meet at the Ranger Station at
Presque Isle State Park to register
7:30 am – Disperse to designated areas
5:00 pm – Meet at Hoss’s to complete tally
Monthly Meetings and Programs
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.
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 activities including the Erie Christmas Bird Count, a Great Backyard Bird Count workshop, Hawk Watch in the spring, and the Festival of the Birds in May. Details for upcoming trips and activities will be published below and in our newsletter, Tern of Events. Unless otherwise indicated, these activities are free and open to the public. Bring a friend!
Upcoming Trips and ActivitiesClick here to see a Calendar with our monthly activities.
Click on items listed in calendar to bring up all the details.
2014 Festival of the Birds at Presque Isle
The 2014 Festival will be held on May 9-11. Sharon Stiteler, an author and prolific blogger and podcaster, will be the keynote speaker. Stiteler is better known online as Birdchick. She and her husband, aka Non-Birding Bill, offer up funny and interesting birding commentary on a running podcast. Stiteler's third and latest book is "1,001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond."