This project was sponsored and published in association with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Audubon Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology.

Pennsylvania Game Commission Photograph

Pennsylvania Game Commission

For more than 100 years, the Game Commission has managed the Commonwealth's wildlife resources for all Pennsylvanians. With the help of more than 700 full-time employees and thousands of part-timers and volunteers, the agency provides a host of benefits to wildlife, state residents and visitors.

Wildlife has always been an important part of Pennsylvania's cultural heritage. Every day, it touches the lives of countless Pennsylvanians and most of us consider it to be a state treasure.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Photograph

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History collects and cares for specimens and artifacts that document the history of life and human cultures.

The Museum is a place of adventure, discovery and education that welcomes everyone to enjoy the wonders of its collections and exhibitions. Founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, the museum has maintained an international

Audubon Pennsylvania Photograph

Audubon Pennsylvania

The mission of Audubon Pennsylvania is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity in Pennsylvania.  Through their efforts in these areas at the state and chapter levels, Audubon Pennsylvania offers a comprehensive approach to conservation that achieves measurable results.

Audubon empowers "citizen scientists" and other volunteers with the leadership, knowledge and tools to study, preserve, and restore the natural environment we all share.

Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology Photograph

Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology

The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology (PSO) was founded to foster the study and appreciation of the birds of Pennsylvania and to promote the conservation of birds and their habitat.  Formed out of Pennsylvania's first Breeding Bird Atlas, leaders and members of the PSO provided the core network to organize and implement the Second Atlas.