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  • State College Bird Club meeting minutes for October 2006
    December Raystown on 23 December and the Bald Eagle count will be held on 1 January The date wasn t known for the Phillipsburg count Nick Bolgiano announced the new checklist for our home turf The Club has funding available for printing 1000 copies Presentation Birding in the Charleston SC Area was the topic of the presentation by Fran MacEachren and George Young MacEachren discussed birding at Magnolia Plantation Audubon

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    and the annual Manure Chase in February Check the website for further details There was a call for volunteers to help with area Christmas Bird Counts and the Bird Club Christmas Tree at the Festival of Trees generated a lot of good publicity for the club Presentation Eva Pendleton reported on Avian Influenza Biology of the Disease in Birds There is a wide range of bird flu viruses most are

    Original URL path: http://www.scbirdcl.org/SCBCminutes/scbcminutes200612.html (2016-04-30)
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  • State College Bird Club meeting minutes for January 2005
    by Roana Fuller and Mark Henry was announced for February 6 Tom Margariam will be returning to the Tussey Mountain Spring Hawkwatch in March Spring Riley the Environmental Education Specialist for BESP requested that members take part in helping to put together a bird checklist for the park The evening program was presented by Margaret Brittingham on the Penn State Bluebird project Bluebird boxes were set up in 1998 for

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  • State College Bird Club meeting minutes for February 2005
    along route 322 and golden eagles at Tussey Hawkwatch There will be an early April trip to BESP by Bob Snyder and an unscheduled field trip in March to be announced Business included several issues 1 An appeal for BBA participation was made by Greg Grove and literature was handed out 2 Greg Grove played a recording of a Centre County chuck will s widow received from Denny Thomson 3 Dave Kyler distributed questionnaires about bird feed purchases for Juniata College marketing students 4 Dan Ombalski announced that the Canadian grant for the Hawkwatch was not awarded this year so more donations will be needed He also asked for volunteers to help on Sundays Tom Margariam s day off Tom will begin the Hawkwatch on February 24 The speaker for the evening was Jacob Kubel research associate at Penn State in Forest Resources He presented observations from his master s thesis research entitled Breeding Ecology of the Golden winged Warbler in Central Pennsylvania GWWA are threatened because of habitat loss and hybridization with blue winged warblers They require herbaceous ground cover punctuated by woody thickets near a forest edge They nest throughout the Appalachians and parts of New England but are most abundant in the Great Lakes area PA especiallycentral PA is also an important area for GWWA Kubel set up his study in the Barrens where there is plenty of early successional habitat and few BWWA occur Having been cleared and repeatedly burned the Barrens are uniquely suited to the GWWAs because of the power line cuts and maintenance of habitat for game He had 3 different types of study areas grouse maintenance habitats with interspersed forest and clearcut a wider powerline right of way and a narrow powerline ROW All had two distinct types of cover aspen with

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  • State College Bird Club meeting minutes for April 2005
    slate of officers were presented and all incumbents were re elected On May 15 Clearwater Conservancy will host International Migratory Day at the Barrens Guided Bird Tours will be available to the public as well as other family activities including building birdhouses and bird bingo The PSO meeting will be held May 20 22 at Clarion Mark McLaughlin reminded the group of the Birding Cup coming up on May 7

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  • State College Bird Club meeting minutes for May 2005
    by members Dorothy Bordner delivered the Treasurer s Report Dorothy Bordner read the checklist 168 species of birds were seen between April 27 and May 25 Noted birds were pectoral sandpiper and black bellied plovers on Tadpole Rd 3 American bitterns at Black Moshannon a blue grosbeak at Dorothy Bordner s and a Kentucky Warbler at the Lower Trail Jack Frank a local nature photographer presented a slide program of

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  • State College Bird Club meeting minutes for September 2005
    evening s program on Birding in Arizona was presented by John Yerger the president of the Penn State student bird club A senior majoring in Wildlife John has spent 2 summers at the Southwest Research Center near Portal AZ in the Chirichuahuas and this past summer traveled to AZ to locate birds for Mike Lanzone John began his talk by describing the 4 biomes which exist in AZ the Rocky

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  • State College Bird Club meeting minutes for October 2005
    Counts The State College CBC is set for Dec 18 Lewistown Dec 17 Culp in Blair County Dec 17 Huntingdon CBC Dec 18 Lake Raystown on Dec 26 and BESP to be announced Dorothy Bordner read the checklist 133 species of birds were seen between September 29 and November 2 Noted birds were red necked grebe surf scoter snow bunting at BESP a Swainson s hawk overhead at the Stone Mountain Hawkwatch and rusty blackbirds at Millbrook Marsh and Walnut Springs Don Bryant presented an extensive slide program on raptors of Panama and the northwest specifically Skagit Sammish flats and Bozeman Montana He viewed 31 raptors while on a birding trip in Panama with Bill Clarkm noted raptor specialist Many raptors seen there are the same as in North America because of migration through the Panama area During his visit in April the broadwing hawk was the star due to the large numbers kettling during migration At one point 25 000 black vultures passed overhead in 30 minutes He showed photos of native hawks kites eagles and falcons He also showed a few non raptor shots of hummingbirds and passerines His visit to the Skagit Sammish flats of Washington state

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