Spring is in full swing in central Pennsylvania and a multitude of birds are making their way back north as the cold leaves our region and food reappears. That means that it's the perfect time to join us for our Migration Morning Bird Walks at Shaver's Creek! Naturalists Doug Wentzel and Joshua Potter will help satisfy your desire to catch a glimpse of fantastic birds, whether you're just starting a life list, or binoculars have been second nature to you for years.
No previous birding experience is necessary. Plus, Migration Morning Bird Walks are completely FREE thanks to the support of our members and courtesy of Wiscoy for Animals! Meet us at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center on upcoming Wednesday mornings from 7:00–8:30 a.m. to join the fun. Bird walks are scheduled for April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2, 9, and 16—that's every Wednesday for the next seven weeks. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology recently published a video chock-full of of tips for spotting warblers—a colorful group of birds that will soon be filling our forests. Most of the tips apply to birding in general: start on forest edges and scan for motion; focus on one bird at a time; "pish" to attract birds only when somewhat hidden, and so forth. It's a great video to get excited about spring migration, with lots of wonderful close-ups of warblers. Pine Warblers have already been spotted here at Shaver's Creek—so you can apply your new knowledge in the field starting tomorrow!