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April 7th Bird Walk at Shaver’s Creek

Greetings all,

A beautiful morning to be out and about with 30 plus enthusiastic birders. Thirty-four species tallied including rusty blackbird, sapsucker, blue-headed vireo, yellow-rumped and pine warbler. Purple finches sang throughout the walk and we also caught snatches of a ruby-crowned kinglet’s lively song. Surprised to see a tiger swallowtail, but I suppose unusually warm weather results in unusually early butterflies. Thanks to Wiscoy for Animals for their kind support of the walk, and for keeping our feeding station well stocked.
Cheers,
Doug

Location: Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
Observation date: 4/7/10
Notes: Part of a public program at the nature center.  
Number of species: 34  (* seen before or after walk)

Turkey Vulture     1
Red-shouldered Hawk     1
Mourning Dove     2
Red-bellied Woodpecker     1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker     2
Downy Woodpecker     2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)     3
Pileated Woodpecker     2
Eastern Phoebe     3
Blue-headed Vireo     2
Blue Jay     6
American Crow     5
* Common Raven     2
Black-capped Chickadee     2
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     1
Brown Creeper     1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet     1
Eastern Bluebird     2
American Robin     8
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)     1
Pine Warbler     1
* Louisiana Waterthrush     1
Eastern Towhee     1
Chipping Sparrow     3
Fox Sparrow (Red)     1
Song Sparrow     2
White-throated Sparrow     2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)     1
Northern Cardinal     2
Rusty Blackbird     2
Brown-headed Cowbird     6
Purple Finch     4
American Goldfinch     3

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

Birding Cup is approaching quickly: April 30 to May 1  http://www.outreach.psu.edu/shaverscreek/index-birding-cup.html  I already heard from the Wing Nuts, Marsh Wrens, I’d Rather be Pishing and others who are joining the fun and helping us fund the work we do. Teams can email me to register. In addition to the Birding Cup, other categories include non-motorized (Birding Boot), novice (Potter Mug) and limited area (County Cup). Please show your support of the programming and habitat restoration at Shaver’s Creek and sponsor your favorite team.

PAMC on May 8th; 24 hours to help count birds in Huntingdon County. Contact me if you are interested in covering a route.