STATE COLLEGE BIRD CLUB
23 January 2008
The State College Bird Club met at Foxdale Village on 23 January 2008. 61 members and guests attended; Deborah Grove presided.
Nan Butkovich read the December meeting minutes, which were approved. Dorothy Bordner read the treasurer’s report and checklist. Attendees reported 84 species within a 25 mile radius of Old Main since 14 Nov. Species of note included Northern Shrike, Red Crossbill, Common Redpoll, and Pine Siskin.
Larry Ramsey gave a presentation on “The Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia: A Birder’s View”. Photographs were by Mary and Larry Ramsey, who flew to Argentina and then travelled by ship to the three areas mentioned in the title. Some of the bird species observed included Rock Shag, Striated Caracara, Wandering Albatross, Snowy Sheathbill, Adelie Penguin, and the endemic South Georgia Pintail. Some mammals, such as Leopard Seal, Fur Seal, and Humpback Whale, were also observed. They also had some photographs of spectacular scenery.
Nan Butkovich, Secretary