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Second Annual Pennsylvania Nature Conservancy Bird Count Challenge on May 10
May 8, 2018
Please join the Nature Conservancy for the second annual Nature Conservancy (TNC) Bird Count Challenge on May 10! The goal of the challenge is to count as many species of birds as possible in one day on lands and waters The Nature Conservancy has protected or helped to protect.
The Fifth PSO Breeding Bird Blitz Planned for June 15 – 18, 2018
May 3, 2018
The fifth annual Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Blitz (PA3B) will take place Friday, June 15th through Monday, June 18th. The PSO continues to make this event fun, interesting, and relevant to the birding community.
New Macaulay Library media search, specimen pages
May 2, 2018
Two years ago this week, eBird changed forever—giving you the ability to add photos and audio directly to your checklists and archive them in the Macaulay Library (ML). Thanks to the contributions of tens of thousands of eBirders, the ML multimedia archive now contains more than 5 million digital specimens—photos, audio, and video—representing more than 9,500 species of birds and thousands of other animal species.
2018 Festival of the Birds, May 18-20, Features Drew Lanham
April 12, 2018
The Festival of the Birds will be held this year at Presque Isle State Park, Erie, on May 18-20, 2018. Presque Isle State Park is one of the very best and most popular birding spots in the state.
April eBirder of the Month challenge
By Team eBird
April 5, 2018
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, encourages precise eBirding with eBird Mobile. The eBirder of the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 15 or more eligible checklists in April with eBird Mobile ‘tracks’ that are less than 8km (5mi) in distance.
Field Guide Author Richard Crossley at Penn State, April 7
March 22, 2018
The internationally famous and innovative bird identification expert, photographer, and author Richard Crossley has introduced a very different kind of bird field guide to the world known as the Crossley ID Guides. Richard will be visiting the Penn State campus on Saturday, April 7, to present a free program and sign his books at a reception at the Nittany Lion Inn’s Alumni Fireside Lounge.
Northern Goshawk Update: Assistance is Still Needed
March 19, 2018
The Northern Goshawk is one of the state’s rarest breeding raptors and an appropriate symbol of Pennsylvania’s wildest forests. The PA Game Commission is one of the partners in a PA Goshawk Project that also involves Penn State, the PA Biological Survey (OTC), Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Allegheny National Forest, the Central Appalachian Goshawk Project, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and some falconers.
Kevin McGowan Tells Crow Tales at Penn State on April 4
March 15, 2018
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, crows are fascinating creatures. Kevin McGowan of Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology will give a fascinating presentation about crows at Penn State University campus on April 4.
Global Big Day—5 May 2018: get excited!
By Team eBird
March 12, 2018
On 5 May 2018, Global Big Day is back. Wherever you are in the world, go eBirding on 5 May to be a part of birding's biggest day!
Great Backyard Bird Count is February 16 – 18, 2018
February 14, 2018
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an event that attracts bird watchers of all ages and abilities. Bring on the crowd of backyard birders!