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  • November 2007 Minutes
    announced 15 December Lewistown contact Chad Kauffman at chadkauffman at earthlink net Culp Canoe Creek contact Heidi Boyle at hboyle at state pa us 16 December State College contact Jim Dunn at jwd6 at psu edu or Bob Fowles at rbf at psu edu Huntingdon contact Dave Kyler at davidkyler at verizon net Lock Haven contact Wayne Laubscher at wlaubsch at kcnet org 22 December Lake Raystown contact Greg Grove

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  • December 2007 Minutes
    of note included Northern Goshawk Upcoming events 12 Jan Greg Grove will lead the annual Big Valley field trip 19 Jan There will be a joint field trip with Juniata Valley Audubon to the Scotia Barrens and surrounding farmlands Presentation Glenn Stauffer a Masters student in Ecology at Penn State spoke on Reclaimed Surface Mines A Productive Wasteland for Grassland Sparrows Grassland sparrows such as Henslow s Sparrow and Grasshopper

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  • Untitled Document
    Rails to Trails This was moved and approved by a vote A hawk counter will be starting for the Tussey Mountain Spring Hawkwatch and Matt Holley will be watching part time on Bald Eagle Ridge this spring Dorothy Bordner read the checklist 88 species of birds were seen between December 14 and January 25 Birds of note were a snowy owl at various sites along I99 an ovenbird on the

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  • Untitled Document
    program will be by Dan Brauning on the Peregrine Falcon Nan Butkovich read the checklist 75 bird species were seen between January 26 and February 22 Birds of note are the Snowy owl and the northern shrike at BESP Molly Heath brought up a request from Elizabeth Goreham that the Bird Club advise on whether leashed dogs should be allowed in Walnut Springs Park and Thompson Woods The decision was

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  • Untitled Document
    the Tussey Mountain Hawkwatch Geoff Gould is way through the season with about 120 golden eagles being counted Matt Holley has about 25 on Bald Eagle Ridge Dorothy Bordner read the checklist 104 bird species were seen between February 22 and March 22 Species of note were tundra swan rusty blackbirds at Toftrees cackling goose at the Duck Pond sandhill cranes seen at Port Matilda Stan Kotala spoke for a few minutes on the wind energy issue in Central PA The turbines are dangerous to migrating birds will not provide enough energy because of the type of winds that hit the ridges will cause massive fragmentation are costly and there are many other problems He cited windwatch com as an site to learn more Dan Brauning an ornithologist for the PGC presented a program entitled Peregrine Falcons Saga of Recovery which focused on the peregrine falcon s return to Pennsylvania Dan presented some natural history of the falcon as well as history of the bird in PA and its historic nesting sites The use of DDT decimated the falcon in the middle of the century and because of that the peregrine was named an endangered species and protected Captive stock

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  • State College Bird Club meeting minutes for May 2006
    to Black Moshannon State Park and some Breeding Bird Atlas block busting trips are being considered Should these materialize they will be announced on the SCBIRCL listserv and on the Bird Club website Presentation Doug Wentzel Program Director Naturalist and Instructor at the Shaver s Creek Environmental Center discussed PA Audubon s Susquehanna River Birding and Wildlife Trail With its diversity of habitat and large number of species the Susquehanna

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  • State College Bird Club meeting minutes for September 2006
    No field trips are scheduled for the next month However a trip to Bald Eagle State Park is scheduled for November Presentation Kim Van Fleet of Pennsylvania Audubon discussed the issues regarding proposed wind farms in Pennsylvania While there is much interest in developing alternate energy sources such as wind each has environmental impacts that need to be considered In the case of wind energy these include forest fragmentation and

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  • State College Bird Club meeting minutes for October 2006
    and Gray cheeked Thrush flying over Park Forest A field trip to Bald Eagle State Park is scheduled for November A call was made for volunteers to help with the Christmas Bird Counts The State College count is scheduled for 17 December and the Bald Eagle count will be held on 1 January The membership voted to renew the club membership in the Nature Conservancy Presentation Frank Haas gave a

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