STATE COLLEGE BIRD CLUB

2018 Spring 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 State College Bird Club listserv group.


Regular Meetings:

January 24, 2018 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m.
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Our guest speaker will be Matt Shumar, who will give a program titled "Lights Out for birds: creating safe passage for migrant landbirds across the landscape".

February 28, 2018 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Our guest speaker will be Erynn Maynard,
who will give a program titled "Birds and invasive shrubs in eastern forests".

March 28 2018 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Our guest speaker will be Kristin Joivell, who will give a program about wetlands in Canada (title to be announced).

April 25, 2018 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Our guest speaker will be Jason Beale, who will give a program about training raptors at Shaver's Creek titled "Raptors as Conservation Ambassadors".



Winter and Spring Field Trips

(to be announced).



Other Birding Events

Wednesday, April 4,11,18, 25, and May 2, 9 (7:00am-8:30am)
Shaver’s Creek Migration Morning Walks

Take a leisurely hike to see and hear the numerous bird species that migrate through central Pennsylvania every spring and fall. Shaver’s Creek naturalists Doug Wentzel, Joshua Potter, and Jon Kauffman will help participants identify the songs, calls, and field marks of species, from hawks and eagles to thrushes and woodpeckers. Bring a good pair of hiking boots, binoculars, any guidebooks you have, and an inquisitive mind! Migration Morning Bird Walks are open to birders of all experience levels. Some binoculars are available to borrow.
Meet at the
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center.


Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:00 p.m. to Saturday, May 5,  7:00 p.m. 2018
The Birding Cup
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
The Birding Cup, Shaver’s Creek’s annual fundraising tournament, is a contest among teams of birders to identify the most bird species in a twenty-four hour period in the central Pennsylvania region (Huntingdon, Centre, and adjoining counties). Teams must consist of at least three members and must follow the rules of The Birding Cup when participating. Team entries should be submitted no later than four days prior to the start. Team entry is free, however, since this is our only annual fundraiser, teams are encouraged to raise at least $100 in donations to The Birding Cup.
For more information visit: www.shaverscreek.org


Previous schedules:

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