October Big Day 2019

Tim HealyBig Days, Bird News, Bird Sightings, Birding, eBird, Listing, Mammals, Migration, Migration Update, Rarities, Science, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Who doesn’t love a Big Day? Any excuse to get out and count birds in the name of science is a worthwhile cause in my book. eBird has been orchestrating Global Big Day events each May since 2015, an international effort to record as many of the world’s species as possible within a 24 hour period. Last fall, the Cornell-based … 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

Mid-summer Yard and Patch updates

Drew WeberBirding, Contests, eBirdLeave a Comment

It’s mid-summer and the frenzied pace of adding species to yard and patch lists has likely slowed down for a while. I thought it would be interesting to see what the first 6 months have produced. There are some very impressive yard lists from the first half of the year in all size classes. At least one person has managed … Read More

Missed the Lesser Goldfinch…..

Drew WeberChase, General News and Info, Missed Birds, RaritiesLeave a Comment

This morning several of us from State College ran down to Greencastle, PA in search of the Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) that Dale Gearhart reported yesterday. There are no previous records of Lesser Goldfinch in Pennsylvania, and sightings anywhere east of the Mississippi are sparse. Dale had the feeders filled and they were pretty busy during our entire stay. Both White-crowned and White-throated … Read More

New Year’s Feeder Birds

Drew WeberBird Sightings, PhotographyLeave a Comment

Red-bellied Woodpecker- male

Here are some feeder birds to start out the New Year. Look for some great posts this year, starting with posts by each of us on our highlights of 2010 as well as more app and book reviews.