STATE COLLEGE BIRD CLUB

2020 Fall Calendar for Bird Club meetings and field trips,
and other birding events

Additional details of field trips may be posted to the State College Bird Club listserv group.

Due to COVID-19, please join us remotely through the Zoom link which will be available on the Listserv or by emailing the Bird Club President (see the main page for how to contact).

Regular Meetings: 


September 23, 2020 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
(ONLINE Zoom Meeting)
Program: Don Bryant will give a program titled:  "Claws and paws: a pictorial tour of the endangered raptors and megafauna of southern Africa"

October 28, 2020 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
(ONLINE Zoom Meeting)
Program: Brandon Hoenig will give a program titled: "Stream Bugs Make Strong Birds: The importance of aquatic prey for the development of nestling Louisiana Waterthrush"

November 18, 20 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
(ONLINE Zoom Meeting)
Program: Allison Cornell will give a program titled: "Life in the Nest Box: Nestling development in American kestrels"

December 9, 2020 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
(ONLINE Zoom Meeting)
Program: Lauren Pharr will give a program titled: "Bird Banding: an Effective Way to Monitor Avian Populations"

During each meeting, Greg Grove will provide a brief summary of the noteworthy birds from the last 30 days.




Fall Field Trips of the State College Bird Club



Friday, September 4, 2020 (7 - 8pm)

Heronry at Fisherman's Paradise, at the end of Spring Creek Road, Bellefonte.

Join Julia Plummer to watch the Great Blue Heron return to their roosts on the hillside behind the fish hatchery. 

Meet at the gate to the fish hatchery on the bridge between the first two parking areas.  Bring a folding chair to set up along the fence.  Bring a face mask.  We will not be able to share scopes or other equipment.

This field trip is open to members and non-members.


Thursday, September 10, 2020 (6:30 - 8pm)

Nighthawks at Circleville Park, State College.

Join Susan Smith to look for nighthawks heading south.

Park in the lot off Circleville Road.  We will gather (in a socially distanced way) on the upper field.  Bring a folding chair and a face mask.  We will not be able to share scopes or other equipment.

This field trip is open to members and non-members.


Sunday, September 20, 2020 (7:30-9am)

Walk at Russell E. Larson Research Center - Deibler Farm

Join Jon Kauffman for a leisurely 1.5-mile walk through the Deibler Farm within the Russell E. Larson Research Center. Now managed through Ag Progress, this 24-acre tract is in the early stages of becoming a multifunctional buffer demonstration site along Spruce Creek to engage the public. As this site is in the early stages of site planning, recording species richness of avian fauna can assist in understanding how land management choices can support bird populations.

Participants will be lead through the property via a well-mowed and wide path. Bring sturdy shoes, water, and face mask. Maintaining 6 physical distance will be required. No facilities available.

Directions: From the intersection of Tadpole Road and Route 45, travel 2.4 miles west on Rt 45. Park at barn on the left along Rt 45. If you pass Deibler Road on the right, you went too far.


Saturday, October 17, 2020 (10:00 am - noon)

Big Day at Beaver Parking Deck
at the corner of Beaver and Fraser in State College

Join Joe Gyekis for birdwatching from the top level of Beaver Parking deck.  We will participate in Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Big Day.  We will wear face masks and maintain social distancing.  We will not be able to share scopes or other equipment.

The number of participants is limited, so please preregister by emailing Joe.




Birding Events sponsored by groups other than the Bird Club


(To be determined)



Previous schedules:

Spring 2020
Spring 2019  Fall 2019
Spring 2018  Fall 2018
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