State College CBC 2012

Alex LamoreauxBig Days, Bird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, eBird, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Ranges and Distributions, Rarities, Trip Reports3 Comments

Sunday was this year’s date for the State College Christmas Bird Count. This was my second year running the Bear Meadows and Rockview Property routes. Last year Drew Weber, Steve Brenner, and I birded the route together but this year it was me and Josh Lefever. My goal for last year was to find 50 species, but we were only … Read More

Birds to Look For – Centre Co, PA (Last week of March)

Alex LamoreauxAnalysis, Bird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, distribution, eBird, General News and Info, General Rant, Migration, Migration Update, Photography, Predictions, Science2 Comments

This coming weekend marks the beginning of the last week of March. April is so close and beginning in just the first week of April, we will see huge pushes of newly-arriving spring migrants into our area. This last week of March is very important too, however, and I have tried to go through eBird bar charts for Centre County … Read More

State College CBC wrap up

Drew Weberchristmas bird count, General News and Info, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Yesterday was the State College CBC which I have been looking forward to participating in for weeks now. I covered a lot of territory this year, starting at Bear Meadows and Alan Seeger Natural Areas with Alex and Steve. These higher elevation sites have extensive conifer stands so the hope was to find some less common species such as Ruby-crowned … Read More

First SCCCMA Surveys Complete

Justine WeberScienceLeave a Comment

Our first surveys of PSU’s new Rockview property took place this past Sunday (12/4), and went very well. We had an excellent turnout of volunteers (thanks again to all who offered their time and skills!), and observed some excellent species. Penn State’s piece of Spring Creek Canyon Cooperative Management Area is 452 acres of varied habitat, and in about 3 … Read More

Spring Creek Canyon Cooperative Management Area: An Introduction

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info5 Comments

Most avid birders have a repertoire of favorite birding spots: hotspots where they are likely to find a high diversity of species, or seasonally unique species, or even just an easily-accessed spot that will consistently provide a good list. In an area that is birded frequently (say, Centre Country), that list of spots, though still worthwhile, tends to remain stagnant. … Read More