Here's a sample of what we've helped improve
Lehigh Valley Nestbox Trail System
The “Lehigh Valley Nestbox Trail System” is a collection ofmany sites throughout the valley with multi-species nestbox trails.
- Lenape Trail in the Little Lehigh Parkway at the Trout Nursery
- Archibald Johnston Conservation Area in Bethlehem
- Kalmbach Memorial Park in Macungie
- Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation Trail
- Adam Sabatine memorial trail at Trexler Park
The revitalization projects for Lake Muhlenberg:
- Construction of a large Chimney Swift Tower on the island
- Removal of invasive, non-native plants from the park
- Installation of native plant gardens on the island
- Removal of large amounts of trash from the lake
What we have achieved
- Documented the birds of Lehigh Valley over several decades.
- Shared the knowledge of sites and birds of our area across three generations of birders
- Over decades, invited thousands of people to join us for excursions and programs.
- Connected young and old, beginner and expert, in learning and enjoying birding.
- Expose kids to birding and encourage the interested.
CHIMNEY SWIFT TOWERS
- The LVAS Habitat Committee is very actively involved in constructing Chimney Swift Towers throughout the Lehigh Valley, at many locations.
- On 8/27/16, the first physical evidence was found that confirmed Chimney Swifts are nesting in the structures we have built
- Many more towers are in the planning stages, and LVAS is partnering with several other Southeastern PA Audubon chapters to promote this initiative
- The newest addition to the growing list of LVAS towers was completed in August 2016, at Lehigh Gap Nature Center.
- Chimney Swifts are species of conservation concern, due to the fact that their population declines annually, and they have suffered a 26% reduction in PA over the last two decades.