State College Bird Club
24 March 2010
The State College Bird Club met at Foxdale Village on 24 March
2010. Forty-one members and guests attended; Deb Grim presided.
• Nan Butkovich read the minutes.
• Dorothy Bordner presented the Treasurer’s report.
• She also read the checklist. 94 species were
reported since 24 Feb. within a 25-mile radius of Old Main.
Species of note included Eurasian Wigeon, Merlin, and Pectoral
• There are still some Hawk Watch t-shirts available
• Apr. 28: Bob Snyder will speak on birds of Africa
Dave and Trudy Kyler spoke about birding in SE Arizona. This
region is characterized by high deserts and the “sky islands” – small
isolated mountain ranges that are scattered across the desert.
These mountains provide tremendous vertical variations in habitats,
resulting in a wide range of bird species. Some of the sites they
• Cubo Lodge in Madera Canyon, where Berylline
Hummingbirds and Flame-Colored Tanagers were located,
• Patagonia area (Kino Springs, the Patons, and
California Gulch) where they located three species of Quail: Gambel,
Scaled, and Montezuma
• Beatty’s in Miller’ Canyon, which featured Mexican
Spotted Owl and White-Eared Hummingbirds,
• Portal area, where they found Gray Hawks,
Swainson’s Hawks, and Red Crossbills.
Minutes taken by Nan Butkovich, Secretary