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  • April 2012 Minutes
    held for President VP Programs Secretary 2 members at large odd numbered years April election they will serve one year Those elected were President Nick Kerlin VP Programs Roana Fuller Secretary Ron Crandall Member at large Deb Grove Nick Bolgiano VP Field Trips Treasurer 2 members at large even years they will serve two years Those elected were VP Field Trips Joe Verica Treasurer Dorothy Bordner Members at large Greg

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  • September 2012 Minutes
    a member Announcements Field Trips Joe Verica reported that Alex Lamoreaux was leading a hawkwatch trip to Jo Hayes Vista Oct 6 and that there were possible field trips to Toftrees in October and BESP in November Bird banding at the Arboretum will continue until October 25 got some nice press coverage Friday bird walks also continue at the Arboretum until October 12 Upcoming events October 24 State College Bird

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  • October 2012 Minutes
    Joe Verica reported that that he would lead a field trip to Bald Eagle State Park on November 4 He also said that an earlier proposed field trip to Toftrees would not occur until Spring Nick said that he was in the last week of Bird banding at the Arboretum and that banding would probably resume in April It was also announced that 2nd Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas should be available by Thanksgiving Upcoming events November 14 State College Bird Club meeting Dan Brauning who will give a program about the release of the 2nd PA Breeding Bird Atlas Presentation The evening s presentation was by Dr Mary Poss Penn State Professor of Biology and Vet and Biomedical Sciences She gave a very interesting presentation on the Amazing Bird Diversity in South America Dr Poss has birded in Ecuador Peru Bolivia Brazil and Chile She described her experiences on birding that area and showed photographs Some birds she has seen included several Trogan species as well as the Sun Bittern Sun Grebe and Cream colored Woodpecker Dr Poss described several encounters she s had with Antbirds which are a family of birds in lowland rain forests They include species of

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  • November 2012 Minutes
    including a Wilson s Storm Petrel at Raystown Lake An injured Herald Petrel which eventually died was also found in Hollidaysburg Other interesting non hurricane birds reported were Evening Grosbeaks and Red Crossbills Nick Kerlin reported on the board meeting that had occurred earlier in the week The board was looking into the purchase of a full featured projector to enhance meeting presentations The board also decided that the Bird Club would effectively become a member of the Clearwater Conservancy by making an annual contribution Announcements Field Trips Joe Verica reported that that he was hoping to have a Manure Chase field trip in December Megan Orient announced that the club had 30 paid members so far for this year Nick announced that the group Wildlife for Everyone was planning to build a blind at the Tom Ridge Julian Wetlands Club members were encouraged to contribute comments on the location type and size of the blind Upcoming events Christmas Bird Counts Lewistown 12 15 Huntington 12 16 State College 12 18 BESP 1 1 2013 December 12 State College Bird Club meeting Dr Kelli Hoover who will give a program entitled Saving hemlocks from the hemlock wooly adelgid a foundation forest tree species Presentation The evening s presentation was by Dan Brauning of the Pennsylvania Game Commission who described the release of the 2nd PA Breeding Bird Atlas Dan was the project director of the 2nd Atlas and worked with Andy Wilson of Gettysburg College and Robert Mulvihill of the National Aviary in Pittsburgh The book is now available for approximately 52 plus shipping from the Penn State Press The Atlas documents the current distribution and change in status of nearly 200 bird species The contents of the 2nd Atlas were assembled from surveys of birds in 4 937 blocks

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  • December 2012 Minutes
    letter to the PA Game Commission urging their action on listing three bat species northern long eared tri colored and little brown as endangered and to take conservation action to protect these species whose populations have drastically dropped Attendees were urged to participate on a Christmas Bird Count this year The Club will work with Wiscoy Pet Foods State College PA on a Bird Day in March or April at

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  • January 2011 Minutes
    Species of note included Mute Swan Northern Shrike Rusty Blackbird White winged Crossbill Common Redpoll Harlequin Duck and Chipping Sparrow Announcements Tussey Mtn Hawk Watch starts 25 Feb Upcoming events Next meeting 23 Feb Program on photographing wildlife Upcoming field trips o This weekend Big Valley o 7 March tentative date Field trip leadership training Nick Kierlin o 12 March Middle Creek 13 March alternate date o 2 April Early spring birds Huntingdon Co 9 April alternate date o Late April Millbrook Marsh o May Scotia Barrens Toftrees o 2nd week of May BESP Birding Festival Presentation Steven Feldstein gave a presentation on the birds of northern Israel Israel is a major funnel point for many migrating birds in central and eastern Europe as well as Asia In addition many African birds include Israel in the northern end of their ranges Many different locations were discussed In the deserts of the Jordan River valley Sand Partridges are common Other species include Indian Silverbills and Great Spotted Cuckoos which nest parasitize Hooded Crows In the Bet She an Valley waterfowl are more prevalent Curlew Sandpiper is a common migrant A common summer resident in the Golan Heights is the Short toed

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  • February 2011 Minutes
    Hawk Watch 12 March Field trip to Middle Creek Presentation The presentation at this meeting as by Rob Criswell who shared his knowledge regarding nature photography He began by discussing the two major types of digital cameras point and shoot and single lens reflex He also went over the major types of lenses fixed and zoom macrolenses telephoto and wide angle Other important equipment included a tripod and a flash

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  • September 2011 Minutes
    it up and maintain it let Nick know Somebody discovered that we actually have by laws After learning that they haven t been updated in several decades Nick decided that they needed to be brought into the 21st century If you want to help revise them let Nick know Announcements The Tussey Mtn Hawk Watch received a 3400 grant which was greatly appreciated If anyone is interested in setting up barn owl boxes contact the Game Commission Membership dues are due Individual memberships are 15 families 25 and sustaining 40 Send your check to Greg Grove The Purple Loosestrife spraying was conducted at the Julian Wetlands Tom Ridge Wetlands Preserve If you see some flagging Wildlife for Everyone has marked some European Alders which are going to be replaced by a native species A bird checklist is being prepared and should be finished sometime in November The PSU College of Agriculture s Forest Fest event was this past Sunday An estimated 1 000 people enjoyed good food good music and a wide array of forest related exhibits The State College Bird Club had a well attended booth and many people visited the bird banding demonstrations that were held throughout the day Nick is looking for someone to be a sub permittee at the bird banding sessions at the PSU Arboretum Jo Hayes Vista has had approximately 1960 raptors reported so far this season Upcoming events 9 Oct The Bald Eagle Storm Birds will be at their Big Sit location at the Beach at Bald Eagle State Park The circle will be staffed from 5am 5pm 26 Oct Margaret Brittingham will speak on the effects of Marcellus Shale exploration on bird populations 6 Nov Bald Eagle State Park field trip more details to come Presentation Alex Lamoreaux inaugurated our 2011 12

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