STATE COLLEGE BIRD CLUB
2017 Fall Calendar for meetings and field trips
Further details of all 2017 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 Meeting Room in the Community Building in
Village Retirement Community.
Details of local field trips will be announced on the scbirdcl e-mail list.
September 27, 2017 (Wednesday)
7:00 p.m. Foxdale Village Meeting Room
Program: Our guest speaker will be Sandy Lockerman who will give a
program entitled "Hummingbirds: Flying Jewels and Flower Kissers".
October 25, 2017 (Wednesday)
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh (this is a change!)
Program: Our guest speaker will be Jerry Regan who will give a program entitled “Building a Wildlife Foundation”
November 15, 2017 (Wednesday)
7:00 p.m. Location to be announced
Program: Our guest speaker will be Chad Kauffman who will give a program entitled "Central PA Birding Highlights of 2017"
December 13, 2017 (Wednesday)
7:00 p.m. Location to be announced
Program: Our guest speaker will be Jennifer Shirk who will give a
program entitled "Saving the World with Citizen Science: Birds and
Fall Field Trips:
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 7:30-10am
Field trip to Scotia Barrens SGL 176
Julia Plummer will lead a field trip to Scotia Barrens to look for
warblers and other fall migrants. 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 Rd (in Gray’s Woods). We will
walk slowly up and down that portion of Scotia Range Rd, ending by 10AM.
Some notes: The sign for Scotia Range Road where you turn off Scotia Rd
(in Gray’s Woods) appears to be missing. If you are coming from
the Gatesburg Rd side, the gate by the shooting range may be closed (it
was a few weeks ago). Cell phone reception can be limited in
Scotia Barrens. Directions to Scotia Barrens
Saturday, Oct 21: 8am - 4pm (October 28 is the rain date)
Join Juniata Valley Audubon Society for a trip to Waggoner’s Gap Hawk Watch in Carlisle, PA.
October is a great time for a variety of raptors and maybe even an
early golden eagle. Bring your camera and binoculars, pack water
and a lunch, bring sun protection, and dress in layers of clothing
(conditions are often cooler and windier on the ridge). A low
chair or soft cushion is helpful if you don’t like sitting on
rocks. There is a portable toilet at the north parking lot. Plan
to meet at Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg, PA at 8am to
carpool to the site or plan to drive on your own and meet at the site.
Directions to: Pennsylvania Military Museum 51 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg, PA
Directions to: Waggoner’s Gap
Other Birding Events
2017 Fall Banding Dates
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. 4 11 am. Ending time is
*Precipitation or constant winds above 20 mph will result in
Sept. 5, Tuesday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Sept. 7, Thursday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Sept. 11, Monday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Sept. 13, Wednesday, 7 am-11am, Air Quality
Sept. 15, Friday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Sept. 19, Tuesday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Sept. 21, Thursday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Sept. 23, Saturday, 7 am-11 am, Botanic Gardens
Sept. 26, Tuesday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Sept. 28, Thursday, 7 am-11 am, Air Quality
Oct. 4, Wednesday, 7:30 am-11 am, Air Quality
Oct. 6, Friday, 7:30 am-11 am, Botanic Gardens
Oct. 10, Tuesday, 7:30 am-11 am, Air Quality
Oct. 12, Thursday, 7:30 am- 11 am, Air Quality
Oct. 16, Monday, 7:30 am-11 am, Air Quality
Oct. 18, Wednesday, 7:30 am-11 am, Air Quality
Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-charge
The Arboretum at Penn State
Migration Morning Bird Walks at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Wednesdays this fall:
August 30, 2017
September 6, 2017
September 13, 2017
September 20, 2017
September 27, 2017
Due to construction at Shaver's Creek, Migration Morning Bird Walks will meet at the Stone Valley Recreation Area parking lot! (Follow Scare Pond road towards the main office.)
Registration for bird walks is appreciated but not necessary.
Please contact Shaver's Creek for more information or to register.
Fall 2017 Arboretum Bird Walks
Migrants are moving and the Arboretum at Penn State Avian Education
program will host Arboretum bird walks starting Thursday 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.
Thursday Sept 7
Thursday Sept 14
Friday Sept 22
Saturday Sept 23
Thursday Sept 28
Leader: Margaret Brittingham