The Wyncote Audubon Society is one of the oldest nature oriented clubs in North America. We were founded in 1914 as the Wyncote Bird Club and in 1970 we became a chapter of the National Audubon Society. We now have over 2000 members in the Philadelphia / Eastern Montgomery County region.
As a member of National Audubon we firmly support the Audubon Cause:
  • To conserve and support systems of the natural environment
  • To conserve and use renewable energy sources
  • To protect life from radiation and toxic substances and pollution
  • To promote the responsible use of public lands and waters
  • To work to solve local and global environmental problems
  • To address the stablization of World Populations

For membership information


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Next Meeting:
May 20, 2016

ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING and Election of Officers

PROGRAM : “A Trip to Veracruz and the River of Raptors”
with Jane Henderson


Both Wyncote Audubon Society and Militia Hill Hawk Watch are currently on Facebook so please visit us there.

On the local level, Wyncote is involved in numerous educational projects. We maintain Crosswicks, a National Audubon Society Sanctuary in Abington Twp., Montgomery Co. PA. and support the Militia Hill Hawk Watch

Our current project is the Dale Twining Records Project. Volunteers are welcome.

The Board also occasionally awards the Edward Hicks Parry Award honoring those who have offered distinguished service to Wyncote Audubon.

Greetings from our President

I am please to share with you two recognitions that honor the Wyncote Audubon Society. The first is the notification from the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership that Wyncote Audubon has been selected to receive the TTF Legacy Award in recognition of our environmental leadership in the TTF Watershed.

Many thanks to all of you who have contributed to this recognition. This includes each of you who have led bird walks in Tacony Creek Park, participated in Keith Russell’s Philadelphia Bird Count, added the Tacony Creek Park to our CBC effort, worked as a “Stream Keeper” to monitor water quality in the watershed, worked to create/maintain the riparian buffers/back yard bird habitat in the watershed, participated in teacher workshops, and worked with students in STEM nights or our ongoing programs in our Audubon Adventure Schools in the watershed.

Please hold 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 on your schedules to participate in the ceremony scheduled for the Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street in Philadelphia.

I am also pleased to announce that BB&T Bank has selected the Crosswicks Sanctuary as a “Lighthouse Project” for participation by their employees in selected BB&T branches in the area. They will schedule two full “workdays” at the Sanctuary in dates to be selected in May. They expect up to 20 workers to contribute 8 hours of time each to the workdays. They will also budget $1,000 for any items/supplies we designate for them to procure for the project. I will inform you of the dates for the workdays once selected. I will also want to recruit any of you who are interested and available to help by being present for a “shift” to help supervise the BB&T Volunteers.

Leigh altadonna
President of Wyncote Audubon Society




Leigh Altadonna

Vice President


Peter Burns



Greta Brunschwyler



Ray Rife


Audubon Bird Town/Audubon at Home ... Cindy Nuss
Audubon Bird Town/Audubon at Home ... Janet Starwood
Calendar.......... Jane Henderson
Christmas Bird Count... Andy Fayer
Conservation....... Leigh Altadonna
Crosswicks......... Jennifer Sherwood
Dale Twining Birding Records Project .... Wendy Clymer
Dinner....... Marlene Morano
Education and Audubon Adventures.... Robin Irizarry
Education and Audubon Adventures.... Sue Wright
Endowment Fund Trustee....... George Benz
Endowment Fund Trustee....... Ron Stoner
Field Trips........ Martin Selzer
Hawkwatch Liaison ........ Rich Conroy
Hospitality........ Marlene Morano
Membership......... Rich Conroy
Programs .......... Jane Henderson
Publicity & Communications ... Sherry Krider
Publicity & Communications ... Marsha Pearson
Scholarships....... Peter Burns
Website ....... Lynn C. Jackson

Wyncote Audubon’s Annual Dinner – 2015

Guest Speaker: Alvaro Jaramillo

WAS Centennial Celebration
April 12, 2014
Briarbush Nature Center
2PM - 5PM
Wyncote turned 100 years old this year. That called for a party and thanks to Leigh Altadonna, Greta Brunschwyle and Wendy Clymer we had one.

Check out some photos of the fun day