Foxburg Birdfest 2012

Birding Festival scheduled to take flight in Foxburg

Foxburg Birdfest

Foxburg, PA—The Seneca Rocks Audubon Society, Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts, and The Foxburg Inn Hotel will be hosting the “2012 Foxburg Birdfest” on Saturday May 5, 2012 and Sunday May 6, 2012.
On Saturday, there will be an 8:00am birding tour and lunch at the historic RiverStone Estate in Foxburg (handicap accessible-cost is $20), a 5:00pm buffet dinner at the Allegheny Grille followed by educational presentations (cost is $26.40), and an 8:00pm Owl Prowl at RiverStone (cost is $5).
Seneca Rocks Audubon Society member Michael R. Leahy will present grassland bird calls, and keynote speaker Jason Hill, BS, MS, PhD. candidate, will discuss his current research findings regarding population dynamics of grassland breeding sparrows and their relationship to grassland habitat created by reclaimed surface mines in PA.
On Sunday there were will be an 8:00am birding tour at the Mount Zion/Piney Tract Important Bird Area near Sligo, PA, which houses rare and unique grassland breeding sparrows. This event is FREE.
Birders staying at the Foxburg Inn Hotel will receive special lodging rates.
Tickets are for sale for all events by contacting the Foxburg Inn Hotel at 724-659-3116. Hurry, registration deadline is April 21, 2012. Feel free to e-mail Kirsten at kwilliams@foxburginn.com with any questions.

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