College Bird Club
27 January 2010
The State College Bird Club met at Foxdale Village on 27 Jan.
2009. Thirty-nine members and guests attended; Deb Grove presided.
Dorothy Bordner read the Treasurer’s Report, and Nan Butkovich read the
minutes. Dorothy also read the checklist. Attendees
reported xxx species within a 25-mile radius of Old Main since 9
Dec. 2009. Species of note included Golden Eagle, Long-eared Owl,
Gray Catbird, and Killdeer.
• Book for Foxdale Library in memory of Lois Braun
will be presented at the next meeting
• There will be a gift in memory of Ed Budd given to
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
• Young Scholars Charter School is looking for
someone to help with the Science Olympiad students at the school
• 23 Feb.: Owling at BESP
• 24 Feb.: Jason Hill will talk about habitat
limitations on Sharp-tailed Sparrows
• 28 Feb.: Public meeting on Rockview property
Greg Grove gave a presentation on birding in western Nebraska.
The western half of the state is primarily semi-arid and arid, and is
sparsely populated. Some of the species found in the Sandhills
include Western Meadowlark, Upland Sandpiper, Grasshopper Sparrow, and
the number one Buteo, Swainson’s Hawk. In the lake district,
American White Pelican, Burrowing Owl, Wilson’s Phalarope, and a
variety of waterfowl are found. The Niobrara River Valley on the
northern edge of the Sandhills is home to a variety of warblers, Blue
Grosbeak, Cliff Swallows, Cordilleran Flycatchers, and Black-billed
Magpie. Notable species In the area around Lake McConaghey
include Mississippi Kite, Western Grebe, Sandhill Crane.
Minutes taken by Nan Butkovich, Secretary