*Remembering Dick Nickelsen
*Meeting Places
*Current Newsletter
*Annual Newsletter, Fall 2013
*Annual Newsletter, Fall 2012
*Annual Newsletter, Fall 2011
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*How to join our Chapter
*How to contact us
*Checklist of local birds
*Local birding sites
*National Audubon Society
*Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching
*2010 -Christmas Bird Count for Seven Mountains Audubon
*2011 -Christmas Bird Count for Seven Mountains Audubon
BIG DAY Birdathon 2011 Species Count for Seven Mountains Audubon
BIG DAY Birdathon 2013 Species Count for Seven Mountains Audubon

*The Great Backyard Bird Count
*Managing White-tailed Deer in PA

First Saturday Field Trips

October 1st (postponed)

November 5th

December 3rd

January 7th

February 4th

The meeting time and place are NOT the usual:

It still is 7:30 AM

But we now meet near the "Old Walmart" at

The North end of the Weis parking lot

in Lewisburg (behind the

"new" Weis Gas Station) on Rt. 15.


Welcome to Seven Mountains Audubon!

We are a local chapter of the National Audubon Society surrounded by the beauty of the Central Susquehanna Valley. If you have an interest in the natural world, want to learn more about it, and want to help preserve it, join us!



Please note: the bird walk scheduled for Saturday, October 8 has been rescheduled and will be our first Saturday walk in November!


See "Links" at Left for our online eNewsletters


*** PROGRAMS ***


October 15th at 9:30 am


Union Commissioners Join Linn Conservancy in Exclaiming: “Take a Hike!”

WEIKERT, PA. Union County's Open Greenway and Space Plan takes on a little more life October 15 as the Union County Commissioners and County Planning Commission once again join forces with the Merrill Linn Land & Waterways Conservancy asking Union County citizens to literally “Take a hike”. That is, take a hike in the greater wilds of Union County’s famed Tight End past Weikert on Saturday, October 15th, 2016. A guided hike that day will feature a walk on the old Lewisburg & Tyrone Railroad bed from Cherry Run to the Poe Paddy Railroad Tunnel leading to the western corner of Union County’s Tight End where Mifflin, Centre, and Union Counties collide. Out and back will represent a six mile walk through the Bald Eagle State Forest.

The Poe Paddy Tunnel along Penns Creek, popular with anglers, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts had been closed from 2013 through early 2015 for much needed repairs undertaken by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). During the same time the DCNR also repaired the rail trestle bridge spanning Penns Creek northwest of the tunnel and the trail on southeast end of the tunnel. Together the bridge and tunnel represent a vital section of Pennsylvania’s Mid-State Trail.

Along the way hikers will learn about human and natural history in the company of interpreters including Bucknell University geologists and the Pennsylvania state foresters. The walking surface is level and relatively smooth. Hiking sticks are not required. Complimentary water and snacks will be provided for the hike. Parking at the Cherry Run Fish Commission parking lot and trail head is limited, so the expedition will gather at the Union County Sportsmen’s Club at 9:30 am to carpool to the trailhead. After a short briefing at the Club, the group will move at 9:45 am to the Cherry Run Fish Commission parking lot.

The Union County Sportsmen’s Club is off Weikert Road just east of the village of Weikert. The club’s navigational address is 50 Sportsmens Club Lane, Millmont. Allow 45 minutes travel time from Lewisburg to reach the club.


October 19th, 2016 Program 7:30 PM

Location - Kelly Township Building, Zeigler Rd, Lewisburg.

"Susquehanna Greenway"

Presenter: Corey BeVier

The Susquehanna Greenway is a corridor of connected trails, parks, river access points, and communities, linking people to the natural and cultural treasures of the Susquehanna River and its West Branch. Over 500 miles in length, the Greenway is one of our state’s greatest resources, conserving the environment for all living things, and creating recreational opportunities for healthy communities. Corey BeVier, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for the organization, will present a program October 19th, 2016 at 7:30 in Lewisburg. She will speak about the mission and benefits of the group as well as some of their regional projects such as new trail sections/plans, the Monarch "red carpet", and the River Town program which includes Lewisburg


Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 AM

First Saturday Birdwalk

pin Meet at the Halloween Store to carpool, or at the property at 8:00am, 2640 Red Ridge Road, Mifflinburg, PA 17844

This month's walk will be at Thomas Rippon's property. Meet at the Halloween Store in Lewisburg, (old Walmart). Or meet at Thom's property at 8AM. Directions to Thom's
Take Rt. 45 West through Mifflinburg.
Take Route 104 South (a left at the west end of Mifflinburg.)
2 miles South of Mifflinburg, watch for "White Springs 2" sign with a right arrow as you come down a hill.
Make a right at this 4-way intersection, and proceed toward the Village of White Springs.
Go 2 miles through the village, crossing a small bridge.
You will pass a white church on your left. Go straight up the rise.
Approximately 100 meters west of the Village, take the first right between 2 stone walls and down a farm lane, up to a stone home and barn with three cupolas.
GPS address is: 2640 Red Ridge Road, Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Historic house and barn tour to follow, with coffee and doughnuts.


Our programs are free and open to the public.

All meetings are held at the Kelly Township Supervisors' Bldg,

551 Zeigler Rd, Lewisburg



Please join us at 7:30 PM on the Third Wednesdays,

September through May,

at the Kelly Twp. Supervisors' Bldg, 551 Zeigler Rd, Lewisburg

(See "Meeting Places" at the left)

Our programs are all FREE and open to the public.

For more information, call 570-837-3377