PA Grassland Bird Research

a guest bloggerConservation Issues, Featured, Field Work, Research, Science2 Comments

Like many of us here at, our friend Matt Sabatine has grown up birding the fields and forests of Pennsylvania. Recently Matt was able to work in northwestern PA with grasslands birds, and offers some insights into his research with this guest post. Enjoy! As part of my internship practicum at Penn State, I was employed this summer to … Read More

“Snowpril” Birding

Mike LanzoneBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info2 Comments

I had thought we had seen the last of winter weeks ago, and temperatures in the 50s to near 80 degrees over the last many weeks was the norm. Migration was really starting to crank up in PA with many species of warblers arriving, orioles and grosbeaks showing up and some hummers making an appearance. All the fruit trees in … Read More

Henslow’s Sparrow at Circleville Farms, Centre County, PA

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, Identification, Migration, Photography, Rarities3 Comments

On September 22nd, Joe Verica reported seeing a very cooperative Henslow’s Sparrow at Circleville Farms. A few of us went searching for it, but couldn’t find it. Then on September 24th, Mike Dreibelbis reported that he found one there as well. Drew Weber went birding there on October 4th, and was also able to find an extremely cooperative Henslow’s Sparrow. … Read More