Boreal Bird Blitz

Tim HealyBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, Photography, Rarities, Science, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

No one likes to let vacation time go to waste. As my schedule began to fill up with responsibilities and obligations, it became apparent that I wouldn’t be able to orchestrate a grand international adventure for my February break this year. Nevertheless, I still had a few days to spare and didn’t want to spend them just sitting around. I … Read More

Kinglet and Thrashers – PSU Fall Banding

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Science1 Comment

Heavy fog and very cold temperatures again this morning, and we had our slowest morning of banding yet with just 22 birds of 7 species captured and banded. The official breakdown was 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 11 Gray Catbirds, 1 Brown Thrasher, 1 Common Yellowthroat, and 4 White-throated Sparrows. We also had a number of recaptures including 1 Northern Mockingbird from 10/23/12, 1 Gray … Read More

Headed for Canada, but not without a Tufted Duck

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports1 Comment

This past weekend, I joined the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology (PSO) on a four day birding trip through Ontario. This would be the second time I had ever been to Canada, and the first time I had been there for birding! I had been dreaming about this trip for months and it was finally happening – I had a chance … Read More

Circleville Park, Centre County, PA

Anna FasoliBird Sightings, Birding, Trip Reports3 Comments

While driving to Scotia Barrens to look for warblers this September, I repeatedly drove by Circleville Park thinking, “I should really stop there.” The park is between Circleville Road and Valley Vista Drive, and accessed from either road. It park has various sports fields and a playground, and in the warmer months it always seemed to be full of people. … Read More

Bird Banding Highlights – March and early April 2012

Alex LamoreauxBanding, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Science2 Comments

So far this season, we have had six days of bird banding in the PSU Arboretum’s Big Hollow property. Nick Kerlin is our official bird bander as well as the State College Bird Club president. The biggest change this season from previous seasons is that we have a new banding area – instead of sitting on the ground surrounded by … Read More

Presque Isle trip

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Photography2 Comments

Late update…I’ve been a bit busy recently with classes and helping teach ornithology. Anyways, I took my first trip ever up to Presque Isle State Park with Nate and Tim to look for waterfowl and the large number of redpolls that have been reported up there. We were pretty excited about birding in the 10 degree Fahrenheit weather but at … Read More