Our Mission

The purpose of the Pennsylvania Audubon Council is to serve the Audubon chapters in Pennsylvania, to advocate for the conservation and preservation of birds, other wildlife and the environment on which they depend; through the sharing of resources and ideas among and between the chapters and in collaboration with other conservation partners.


Protect the Important Bird Areas of Pennsylvania

Formed in 1996, Pennsylvania developed the first statewide Important Bird Area (IBA) program in the country. A group of scientific advisors (known as the Ornithological Technical Committee) has identified over 80 IBA sites encompassing over two million acres of Pennsylvania’s public and private land. These areas include migratory staging areas, winter roost sites and prime breeding areas for songbirds, wading birds, and other species.

State Audubon Councils: Long Time Partners in the Audubon Network!

A very relevant historical document was recently uncovered in the archives of Walt Pomeroy.  Walt was the Regional Vice-President of the National Audubon Society that served six states in the late 1970s, the 1980s and into the 1990s. The document is labeled “Audubon Councils” and dated in 1989. It profiles each […]

Guidelines for Municipalities: Developing Bird-Friendly and Environmentally Responsible Utility-Scale Solar

The “Guidelines for Municipalities: Developing Bird Friendly and Environmentally Responsible Utility-Scale Solar” was prepared by the Pennsylvania Audubon Council’s Renewable Energy Committee (REC) to provide proper siting criteria and information on utility-scale solar projects in Pennsylvania in order to ensure that critical bird areas, migration routes, and important wildlife habitats are […]

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