State College Bird Club

September 26, 2012

The State College Bird Club met at Foxdale Village on September 26, 2012.  Approximately 35 members and guests attended, including two first-time visitors. Nick Kerlin presided.


•    The minutes of the April 25 meeting were read.
•    Dorothy Bordner presented the Treasurer’s report.
•    Greg Grove read the checklist of species seen since September 1. Notable species reported were Yellow-throated, Mourning, Connecticut & Orange-crowned warblers, American Bittern, and American Golden-Plover.
•    Nick reminded members that dues of $15 per member or $25 per family are payable for this year. See Megan Orient, our membership person, to pay dues or become a member.


•    Field Trips – Joe Verica reported that Alex Lamoreaux was leading a hawkwatch trip to Jo Hayes Vista (Oct. 6), and that there were possible field trips to Toftrees in October and BESP in November.
•    Bird banding at the Arboretum will continue until October 25 (got some nice press coverage!).
•    Friday bird walks also continue at the Arboretum until October 12.

Upcoming events

•    October 24 -- State College Bird Club meeting: Dr. Mary Poss, Professor of Biology and Vet and Biomedical Sciences, who will give a program entitled “The Amazing Bird Diversity in South America”.


Nan Butkovich and Nancy Ellen Kiernan presented a program on birding Glacier National Park and Northwest Montana. Nan, Nancy Ellen, Roana Fuller, and Jenn Lee visited NW Montana during June 5-13, 2011. Their presentation covered 6 areas they visited including East & West Glacier National Park. Kalispell was the home base for their trips.

They had a great time, and recorded 158 bird species, including Longspurs, White Pelicans, and Trumpeter Swans. They also recorded 20 mammal species.

Minutes taken by Ron Crandall.