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  • December 2008 Minutes
    92 species within a 25 mile radius of Old Main since 12 Nov Species of note included Cackling Goose Northern Shrike Orange crowned Warbler White winged Crossbill and Red Crossbill Upcoming Events No field trips are scheduled due to the upcoming Christmas Bird Counts Presentation This program featured members photography Nine members each presented 5 of their favorite bird photos and discussed why they were favorites The presenters were Debra

    Original URL path: http://www.scbirdcl.org/SCBCminutes/scbcminutes200812.html (2016-04-30)
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    activities The Big Valley field trip is scheduled for 27 Jan The Manure Chase is scheduled for 25 Feb Presentation Nick Bolgiano spoke on Breeding Birds of Rothrock and Sproul State Forests Rothrock has three main habitat types on the lower slopes are oak forests while the higher valleys are more boreal in nature The mountaintops are scrubby Sproul is similar with a fourth category added burn areas Rothrock tends

    Original URL path: http://www.scbirdcl.org/SCBCminutes/scbcminutes200701.html (2016-04-30)
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  • State College Bird Club meeting minutes for February 2007
    stating that 1000 was still needed for this spring Members voted for a transfer of 400 from the Bird Club The Easter Bluebird Society meeting at Toftrees was announced and also the American Woodcock Festival will be held on March 31 at BESP Deuane Hoffman will speak next month about the Conejohela Flats in Lancaster County Dorothy Bordner read the checklist and bird species seen between January and February 28 were noted Species of note were lapland longspur and snow bunting in Big Valley eastern meadowlarks on Summit School road winter wren near Atlhouse building on campus and an American coot on Frasier street Guests Mary Ann Williams and Michele Barben spoke to the group about the Stop the Dump efforts to keep the landfill out of Rush Township 5800 acres adjacent to I 80 are targeted for a landfill by Resource Recovery of Lancaster Black Moshannon and Sproul IBAs border the area and a request was made for bird data in order to argue for conservation Robyn Grabowski Centre Wildlife Care rehabilitator was the speaker for the evening and her program focused what the centre does About 1000 animals are rescued per year and this effort is facilitated by

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  • March 2007 minutes
    s Creek Environmental Center will be held on May 15 The bird list was read by Dorothy Bordner and birds seen between March 1 and March 28 were noted A Northern Shrike was seen on Buffalo Run Road Next month s speaker is Doug Gross who will speak on Bald Eagle recovery in PA It will be on April 25 in the Borough Building Deuane Hoffman presented a program on the Conojehela Flats in Lancaster County The Flats are in the Susquehanna River above the Safe Harbor Dam The Dam holds back water creating Lake Clarke and as well as sand bars in the river The level is adjusted almost every day according to electrical needs This adjustment creates the effect of tides with the sand bars above and under water during the day Hake and Dyke described birds in the area as early as 1950 Bob Schutsky began his observations in 1975 In 1997 Jerry Book lobbied the PGC to establish a no wake zone which helped make the Flats a good area for shorebirds and other waterfowl Seasons at the Flats are Fall Aug Oct Winter Nov Feb Spring Feb Apr and Summer May through July the slowest

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  • April Miunutes 2007
    New officers were elected Deborah Grove President Susan Braun Vice President for Field Trips Ro Fuller Vice President for Programs Dorothy Bordner Treasurer Nan Butkovich Secretary Upcoming activities Doug Wentzel reminded everyone that the Shaver s Creek Birding Cup is coming up the first weekend in May There will be a pot luck dinner at 6pm at Millbrook Marsh on 23 May All are invited The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology is having its annual meeting in Harrisburg the third weekend in May Bob Snyder will run a field trip up to Black Moshannon State Park the last Sunday in May Other announcements Dave Ombalski reported that there were 152 Golden Eagles seen at the Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch an average year Dave also had Breeding Bird Atlas t shirts available for sale This is the penultimate year of the 2nd BBA project Presentation Douglas Gross Endangered Species Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Game Commission spoke on the Recovery of Endangered Birds in Pennsylvania He started with an overview of threatened species including causes for Bald Eagle declines In order to restore a species to a healthy state a four step process is needed address the cause of the decline assure that

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  • May Miunutes 2007
    on 23 May 2007 Eighteen members and guests attended nobody presided Business No business was conducted and no announcements were made Presentation Everyone enjoyed a great picnic For pictures of some of the rare birds present please go to http

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  • Untitled Document
    three circles planned Stone Mountain Hawk Watch Trudy Kyler Shaver s Creek Greg Grove and the beach at Bald Eagle State Park Bob Snyder Nan Butkovich will lead a field trip at Millbrook Marsh on 20 Oct Presentation This month s speaker was Jamie Flickinger Wildlife Diversity Biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission Her topic was In Search of Barn Owls Barn Owls are cavity nesting open grassland birds that

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  • October 2007 Minutes
    Attendees reported 118 species within a 25 mile radius of Old Main since 26 Sept Species of note included a pair of American Avocets at Bald Eagle State Park Announcments Debra Grim is replacing Susan Braun as Vice President for Field Trips Presentation Aden Troyer owner of the Lost Creek Shoe Store in Oakland Mills spoke on birding optics He began by discussing the differences between poro and roof prism

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