Venango County Birds -
205 Species for 2016


Seneca Rocks Audubon Society (SRAS) is a chapter of the National Audubon Society active in the Clarion, Forest, Jefferson and Venango County region of northwestern PA.  If you are interested in enjoying the world of birds, protecting wildlife and its habitat or gaining an appreciation of the natural environment,  join us!  All of our events at SRAS are free and open to the public and families are welcome!

Bird Sightings Wanted!!

Carole Winslow is the Clarion County compiler for PSO (Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology), and is responsible for sending quarterly reports to the journal Pennsylvania Birds.

Email your sightings to Carole here, or call (814)745-3818.

Ruffed Grouse, Margaret Buckwalter
Ruffed Grouse, Margaret Buckwalter
Seneca Rocks Audubon Society

Latest SRAS Newsletter




Sept/Oct Drummer


Identifying Woodpeckers


The Woodpecker Program held at the Marienville Library on April 8 went quite well, with an enthusiastic group of about thirty people of all ages. Above are Gary Edwards, standing left, and Ron Montgomery, center.

Photo by Pat Conway.

Fall Bird Seed Sale


Sabine's Gull Visits Kahle Lake


A Sabine's Gull visited Kahle Lake September 5 through 8, possibly a county record for both Clarion and Venango counties. They breed north of the Hudson Bay or on the Alaska coast, then migrate down the Pacific to offshore Peru or through Greenland and across the Atlantic to southern Africa. Recent storms must have blown it off-course. Many birders traveled to our area to view this rarity.

Photos by Jeff Hall

Upcoming Outreach Programs
by Ron Montgomery & Gary Edwards

Owl Identification
Oct. 7, 1:00 pm at Marienville Library
Woodpecker Identification
Oct 10, 6:00 pm at Foxburg Library

Bird List with Arrival Dates