Birding ‘The Muck’

Drew WeberBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Photography3 Comments

One of the birding gems in Tioga County is the State Gamelands 313, better known to birders as “The Muck.” Formerly drained and farmed, it has now been allowed to return to its original state as a highly productive wetland. Specialties that can be found in ‘the muck’ include Marsh Wrens, American Bittern, Sora, Virginia Rail and possibly even a … Read More

Uncommon field birds

Drew WeberBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings2 Comments

Vesper Sparrow by jerryoldenettel Doing point counts in south eastern PA during the last weeks has left me feeling that some fields birds are a lot more common than many birders suspect. On any given day I have heard multiple Savannah Sparrows, Vesper Sparrows, Grasshopper Sparrows and Horned Larks. I have also come across at least five Blue Grosbeaks in … Read More