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Audubon Society

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“Join Our Flock” for Kids

SAAS debuted our “Join Our Flock” project for kids at the Moreau Lake State Park NatureFest. Kids joined the flock of those who protect birds and their habitats by wearing one of the custom bird masks by Seamingly Sarah and having their photo taken in front of the habitat backdrop. Coloring pages of birds with basic species information were also available to color at the table or take home for later. Adults joined the kids in having their photo taken as part of the flock and it looks like it was a huge hit. Thanks to our SAAS volunteer who staffed the table and took all these photos, but asked to remain anonymous. We hope to take this project on the road to other conservation events in the area.


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[Participants photos used with permission.]

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Cats Indoors

SAAS is partnering with the American Bird Conservancy on their “Cats Indoors” Campaign Studies indicate that the 100 million free-roaming cats in the US kill approximately 2.4 BILLION birds every year!

The American Bird Conservancy’s “Cats Indoors” program educates the public on the benefits to cats, birds and people when cats are kept indoors or under direct control of the owner. Did you know that:

  • The life expectancy of an outdoor cat is only 2-5 years?
  • Well-fed domestic cats kill wildlife?
  • Outdoor cats are prone to more disease than indoor cats?
  • Outdoor cats often have to defend themselves against wild animals?

Read more about the “Cats Indoors” program here: abcbirds.org/program/cats-indoors/

Your Audubon chapter is providing the ABC's "Cats, Birds and You" brochure to libraries in the Southern Adirondack Library System. If your local library no longer has a copy, you can download "Cats, Birds and You" brochure here. And let us know which library needs more!
Your Audubon chapter is providing the ABC’s “Cats, Birds and You” brochure to libraries in the Southern Adirondack Library System.

If your local library no longer has a copy, you can download “Cats, Birds and You” brochure here.

And let us know which library needs more!
The ABC also has this brochure explaining why the "Trap, Neuter, Release" (TNR) program is not a successful way to control populations of feral cats. Download the TNR brochure here
The ABC also has this brochure explaining why the “Trap, Neuter, Release” (TNR) program is not a successful way to control populations of feral cats.

Download the TNR brochure here