STATE COLLEGE BIRD CLUB

2018 Fall Calendar for meetings and field trips

Further details of all 2018 field trips will be posted to the State College Bird Club listserv group.

Unless otherwise noted, all regular meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Spring Creek Education Building at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

Details of local field trips will be announced on the scbirdcl e-mail list.


Regular Meetings:

September 26, 2018 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Julia Plummer and Joe Gyekis will give a program titled "Nocturnal Flight Calls in Central PA".

October 24, 2018 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Our guest speaker will be Lisa Williams who will give a program titled “Restoring Imperiled Young Forest Communities”

November 14, 2018 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Nick Bolgiano will give a program titled "Raptor Short-Stopping"

December 12, 2018 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Our guest speaker will be Robyn Bailey who will give a program titled "Nests and Eggs"


Fall Field Trips:


Warblers and Waffles: Field trip to Scotia Barrens State Game Land 176

Please join us for a field trip to Scotia Barrens State Game Land 176 to look for warblers and other fall migrants followed by an option gathering at the waffle shop to share highlights of the morning while enjoying waffles. No registration is required and all member and non-member bird club participants welcome.

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 7:30 – 9:30am

Field Trip Leader: Julia Plummer

Sunday, October 7, 2018, 7:30 – 9:30am

Field Trip Leader: Jon Kauffman

Directions:

For both field walks, meet at 7:30am in the large gravel parking lot about 1.8 miles down Scotia Range Road from where you enter Scotia Barrens at Scotia Range Road. Directions to Scotia Barrens
**Please note: If you are coming from the Gatesburg Road side, the gate by the shooting range may be closed.

Birding Bald Eagle State Park joint field trip with Juniata Valley Audubon Society

Saturday, November 10, 2018 (9am – 1pm)

Let’s explore Bald Eagle State Park to look for migrating waterfowl, hawks and more. The 5,900-acre Bald Eagle State Park is in the broad Bald Eagle Valley in Centre County. It includes a lake along Bald Eagle Mountain which is surrounded by forests, fields and wetlands. We’ll stop at several birdy places on our way up to the park and within the park. We’ll finish by driving to the dam and taking a short walk on an old road. Bring binoculars, drinks, and snacks. We’ll stop in Howard afterwards for a bite to eat.
Meet at the gravel parking area behind McDonald’s in Milesburg at 9:00 am. View on Google maps.

Field Trip Leaders: Susan Braun and Julia Plummer




Other Birding Events




2018 Fall Banding Dates – The Arboretum at Penn State

Note the two locations for banding: the Air Quality Learning and Demonstration Center in Big Hollow and behind the Overlook Pavilion at the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens.
*Note time change beginning Oct. 3
*11 am ending time is approximate
*Precipitation or constant winds above 20 mph will result in cancellation.

Sept. 4, Tuesday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Sept. 6, Thursday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality 
Sept. 8, Saturday, 7 am-11 am, , Botanic Gardens 
Sept. 12, Wednesday, 7 am-11am
Sept. 14, Friday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Sept. 17, Monday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Sept. 20, Thursday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Sept. 22, Saturday, 7 am-11 am, Botanic Gardens
Sept. 24, Monday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Sept. 27, Thursday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Oct. 1, Monday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Oct. 3, Wednesday, 7:30 am-11 am,
Oct. 8, Monday, 7:30 am-11 am, Air Quality
Oct. 11, Thursday, 7:30 am- 11 am, Air Quality
Oct. 15, Monday, 7:30 am-11 am, Air Quality
Oct. 17, Wednesday, 7:30 am-11 am, Air Quality

Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-charge
Avian Education Program

The Arboretum at Penn State



Fall 2018 Arboretum Bird Walks

Migrants are moving and the Arboretum at Penn State Avian Education program will host Arboretum bird walks starting Friday September 7.  Walks start at 8:00 AM and end at 9:30 AM.  Meet at the Arboretum Pavilion parking area (off Park Avenue across from Law School). All levels of experience are welcome.  Walks will be cancelled with steady rain.

Dates:
Friday Sept 7
Thursday Sept 13
Wednesday Sept 19
Wednesday Sept 26
Thursday Oct 4

Leader: Margaret Brittingham


Previous schedules:

Spring 2018 
Spring 2017  Fall 2017
Spring 2016  Fall 2016
Spring 2015  Fall 2015
Spring 2014  Fall 2014
Spring 2013  Fall 2013
Spring 2012  Fall 2012
Spring 2011  Fall 2011
Spring 2010  Fall 2010
Spring 2009  Fall 2009
Spring 2008  Fall 2008
Spring 2007  Fall 2007
Spring 2006  Fall 2006
Spring 2005  Fall 2005