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  • Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Belleville, PA
    from the scope that I used to take the pictures The scope is a Swarovski ST80HD with a 20 60x zoom lens and the pictures were taken at 60x by holding a compact digital Minolta Dimage X up to the lens Cloud cover was 100 temperature 40F and slightly windy Bob Fowles Pine Grove Mills Front view in water Side view in water Side view on land The bird in

    Original URL path: http://www.scbirdcl.org/eurasiangwteal.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Snowy Owl Franklin County 1/23/2004
    away from the scope that I used to take the pictures The scope is a Swarovski ST80HD with a 20 60x zoom lens and the pictures were taken at 60x by holding a compact digital Minolta Dimage X up to the lens The only variation was the direction of the owl s head so you will see front left right and back views Cloud cover was 20 temperature 15F estimated

    Original URL path: http://www.scbirdcl.org/snowyowl_franklin.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Birds reported to eBird today within 25 miles of Old Main

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    Original URL path: /localebirds.html (2016-04-30)


  • Maps of PA
    PA map showing all counties after entering the web site scroll down PA map showing counties and regions Centre County Township Maps

    Original URL path: http://www.scbirdcl.org/pamaps.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Januaryr 2015 Minutes
    account balance was 1711 34 Ro Fuller said the next meeting would be February 25 and that the program would be by Kathleen Kolos who will give a program entitled Examining the Breeding Ecology of Northern Saw whet Owls in Three Study Regions of Pennsylvania Diane Bierly said she was hoping to lead an owling outing sometime near the end of February Diane read the checklist of species seen within 25 miles of Old Main since December 10th Announcements A Winter Raptor Survey primer session will be held at Shaver s Creek on January 29 Presentation The evening s program was presented by Bob Snyder who gave a presentation on the Birds of South Africa He took working trips there between 2012 and 2014 as part of a worldwide research effort at the Ukulima Root Biology Center to grow drought resistant crops Bob visited a farm and several national parks where he saw and photographed birds At Marakele National Park which is a mountainous area he also saw a number of large mammals including the plains zebra warthog waterbuck and giraffe As for birds he saw many types of buntings and a Black shouldered Kite there Another particular good location

    Original URL path: http://www.scbirdcl.org/SCBCminutes/scbcminutes201501.html (2016-04-30)
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  • February 2015 Minutes
    Rough legged Hawks and American Kestrels in Eastern North America Field Trips Diane Bierly said she was hoping to lead an owling outing sometime in the next week Also a BESP waterfowl field trip is being planned and the PA Ornithology Society will have a field trip to the Tussey Mountain Hawkwatch on March 22 Nick Bolgiano introduced the new Tussey spring hawkwatch counter Jason Bojczyk Membership chairperson Megan Orient said that the club had 63 total memberships comprised of 38 single 16 family and 9 supporting memberships Greg Grove read the checklist of species seen within 25 miles of Old Main since January 28th A species of note was a Trumpeter Swan Presentation The evening s program was presented by Kathleen Kolos research assistant at Shippinsburg University who gave a presentation called the Breeding Ecology of Northern Saw whet Owls in Three Study Regions of Pennsylvania After the 1st Breeding Bird Atlas it was thought that the Saw whet owl the smallest owl in the Eastern US was a rare breeder in Pennsylvania The 2nd Atlas and Toot Routes conducted in 2000 2001 however showed that breeding was fairly common and quite widely distributed Kathleen s project focused on

    Original URL path: http://www.scbirdcl.org/SCBCminutes/scbcminutes201502.html (2016-04-30)
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  • March 2015 Minutes
    said he was hoping to have a Scotia Barrens field trip for Woodcocks as well as one in April for early migrants Bird Banding sessions at the Arboretum will begin on March 31 Scott Weidensaul will speak on Project Snowstorm at 112 Forest Resources on April 13th Shaver s Creek migration walks start April 1 and will continue on Wednesday mornings through mid May It was noted that a large housing development is slated to begin on Whitehall Road near the Mormon Church This will essentially destroy a grassland area that is prime habitat for many sparrows Efforts to resist this development were encouraged Greg Grove read the checklist of species seen within 25 miles of Old Main since February 25th Some species of note were the Trumpeter Swan and Cackling Goose Presentation The evening s program was by Nick Bolgiano who gave a presentation on Distribution Changes for Red tailed Hawks Rough legged Hawks and American Kestrels in Eastern North America Nick analyzed raptor data from hawkwatch counts winter raptor surveys and breeding bird surveys to try to determine trends in population changes Year round populations of Red tailed Hawks for example in the Northeast have shown dramatic increases

    Original URL path: http://www.scbirdcl.org/SCBCminutes/scbcminutes201503.html (2016-04-30)
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  • February 2014 Minutes
    was this year s counter Field Trips PSO was sponsoring a field trip to the Tussey Hawkwatch on March 16 Diane Bierly asked for volunteers to serve on the officer nominating committee which will meet in April Greg Grove read the checklist of species seen within 25 miles of Old Main since December 11 Some notable species were Red necked Grebes a Northern Saw whet Owl Snowy Owls and a Rufous Hummingbird Upcoming Events The Avian Education Program at the PSU Arboretum will sponsor a talk on the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon on April 3 followed by a tour of the Children s Garden Presentation The evening s program was by Doug Wentzel who gave a presentation on the Shaver s Creek Nature Center Doug said that Shaver s Creek was established in 1976 as an outdoor lab for PSU students It has grown dramatically over the years last year over 1200 Penn State students participated in programs there Shaver s Creek also offers many educational and recreational activities for elementary and high school students and to the community at large Some bird related activities that Shaver s Creek supports or provides are migration walks in the Spring and

    Original URL path: http://www.scbirdcl.org/SCBCminutes/scbcminutes201402.html (2016-04-30)
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