The 2012 PA 150 Ticks Project – conclusion

Drew Weber6 Comments

[dc]L[/dc]ast year Nemesis Bird challenged all PA eBirders to collectively report at least 150 species in each county. This challenge was picked up by many birders across the state and a lot of effort was put into birding undercovered areas and less populated counties. Pennsylvania eBirders were already using eBird pretty heavily before 2012 as shown in the map below … Read More

Tips for eBirding the PA Migration Count

Drew WeberBird Finding Tips, Birding, Conservation Issues, eBird, Listing, TutorialLeave a Comment

Each year on the second Saturday of May, Pennsylvania birders hit the forests, lakes and fields to find as many species as they can in each county. This is a great opportunity to get out and bird at the peak of spring warbler migration. The goal of the project is to gain a better understanding of the populations of birds … Read More

The warblers are back!

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, Migration, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

This morning a few of us birded Lederer Park and Walnut Springs Park in State College, which was loaded with migrants. This morning was the second morning in a row here in Centre County that I have seen good numbers of warblers and other migrants. Highlights were 15 species of warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles, and a Scarlet Tanager. Here is a … Read More

Rainy Day Birding

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Birding, birds in flight, Migration, Photography1 Comment

Drew, Josh, and I birded a few places this morning and saw a handful of new spring migrants. Despite the rain, our morning was very productive and fun! Click on the links below to see our eBird checklist for that location. We stopped at Julian Wetlands first thing this morning and had 32 species there. A Bank Swallow was perched … Read More

Another awesome day of spring birding!

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Rarities1 Comment

As day after day and night after night of north winds blew through the Northeast, birds were being held back – unable to smoothly migrate to our area. Needless to say, I am sure many birders in PA were just as excited as I was to hear that starting late this past Friday night, winds would shift to the south … Read More

PA eBird 150 County Ticks animated map

Drew Weber5 Comments

Read the post about the 150 County Ticks project. In order to better visualize the growing lists in each county, I made an animation showing the total number of species reported so far this year in each county. View the full size map which is easier to read. I plan on updating these frequently so check back often to see what counties … Read More

150 Ticks Project update

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info2 Comments

Here is the map updated on March 29th. Lancaster is getting close to reaching 150 and will probably pass it in the next week as a couple migrants arrive. Many counties are above 100 which is a great pace, however there are some which are really low still and could use a couple days of effort if you are looking … Read More