Next 3RBC Membership Meeting
Bald Knob, PA©
Winter Surveys Can Tell Us Much About Raptor Behavior
A prominent Pennsylvania scientist and birder will tell us more than we ever knew about the state's
wintering raptors at our Three River Birding Club meeting on Wednesday, June 3. He is Gregory Grove,
a professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Penn State University, who originated a statewide
project called the annual Winter Raptor Survey that has received national attention.
The meeting will be held at the Phipps Garden Center, 1059 Shady Avenue in Shadyside. Doors open at
6:30 PM for socializing, a business meeting begins at 7:30, and the program starts at 8.
Greg lives in Huntingdon County and works in the DNA analysis lab at Penn State. He and wife Deb started
birding as graduate students at Ohio State in 1979. His birding interests include the distribution of bird
species in central Pennsylvania and methods of surveying populations.
He founded the Stone Mountain Hawk Watch, the Lake Raystown Christmas Bird Count, the Pennsylvania Winter Raptor
Survey, and Breeding Bird Surveys in Rothrock State Forest. Greg is past president of the State College Bird Club
and the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology and was a Regional Coordinator during the Breeding Bird Atlas. He is
co-author of Birds of Central Pennsylvania with Nick Bolgiano
Since 2001 the surveys have documented trends including a sharp decline in American Kestrels, as well as fluctuating
numbers of raptors from the north such as Rough-legged Hawks. This year's surveys were run in 65 of the state’s 67
counties, and the surveyors logged an overall total of 796 hours of observation.
What's New? (4/24/2015)
Membership Meeting Minutes for April 1, 2015.
2015 issue of the Peregrine is available now available.
Ralph Bell: A Life of Honor in Science and Conservation.
About 3RBC has been updated with new Officers and Committee Members.
Previous year's Peregrine Newsletters have been added to the site.
Birding Interview with the Bobs: Robert C. Leberman and Robert S. Mulvihill
Hays Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring! Roy Bires has volunteered
to coordinate the monitoring of the Hays Bald Eagle nest site. To help, contact Roy at
firstname.lastname@example.org. His phone numbers are 412.241.5014 (home) and 412.216.7130 (cell).
The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology has looked at the career
of Paul Hess in Pennsylvania Birds, the journal of the organization. Jack Solomon has
compiled a list of Paul's
contributions and impressive accomplishments.
Pennsylvania Birds magazine: See what you've been missing! By Geoff
Malosh, Editor of Pennsylvania Birds. I am pleased to announce that we will now be
publishing previews of the current issue of Pennsylvania Birds online, which will consist of
the cover, table of contents, and a featured article. Now anyone who does not subscribe or
perhaps does not even know about PSO can actually see a little bit of what they've been
missing, and hopefully be encouraged to join PSO! Read more from Geoff about
Items to Note!
2013 was yet another busy year for the Three Rivers Birding Club! Mike Fialkovich has compiled a summary of
the club's 2013 activities and has also compiled the
2012 Birds Reported in Allegheny County summary.
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and the club
will receive 50% of the subscription fee.