Phoebe and White-throats – PSU Fall Banding

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Migration, ScienceLeave a Comment

October 8th was our most recent day of bird banding in the PSU Arboretum, and we were able to capture 41 individual birds of 10 species. White-throated Sparrows finally officially took over as our most common bird, with 17 captured today. Gray Catbirds, which were the most commonly-caught species prior to the 8th dropped down into 2nd place, with a … 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

Spring Bird Banding at PSU’s Big Hollow

Alex LamoreauxBanding, ScienceLeave a Comment

This past Monday was the opening day of bird banding for the spring season, in an area of the PSU Arboretum that we call Big Hollow.  High winds speeds on Monday meant that we could only open a few of the nets and we only managed to capture one bird – a Tufted Titmouse. Today we had much better luck. … Read More

Other Creek Rd birds

Drew WeberLeave a Comment

I didn’t manage to get great pictures of the rarer birds at Creek Road but I managed to hook my camera up to my scope for some pictures of the more common species coming to the seed pile. I was hand holding the scope out the car window while it was raining so the photos are still not top notch, … Read More