Hills Creek Bird Walks. Our annual spring bird walks at Hills Creek State Park will start up on April 11, a week later than usual because of the unseasonably-cold weather this March and because of the ice conditions on the lake. Generally, there are few birds to be seen in the park if there is very little open water. Walks will start Saturday, April 11, at 8:00 AM at the park office. The April bird walks are frequently cold and blustery, so please dress warmly. We would expect to see a variety of waterfowl, including diving ducks, grebes, and loons. Spotting scopes will be available if the birds are too far out in the lake. Bald eagles are almost always present, and we might see an osprey if the weather warms up. A few migratory land birds may be present, but their numbers will be small until May. The walks will take place every Saturday through the rest of April and through all of May. There are no fees, and birders of all levels or anyone just interested in birds are welcome to attend. No prior notification is required. Just show up.
April 15 Meeting. If after this long hard winter you would like to get away from Tioga-County hill country and spend a couple of days birding or just strolling on a warm, sunny beach, you won't find any better place than the Delaware coast, a short 5-hour drive from here. On April 15, Ken Cooper and TAS's webmaster, Gary Tyson, will give a presentation on birding Delaware's numerous coastal wildlife refuges and state parks. Gary is a life-long birder and an accomplished wildlife and bird photographer whose photographs are used by many environmental and educational institutions. Ken is also an experienced birder and an expert on banding shorebirds; he has an extensive knowledge about birding in Delware and about the Delaware coast in general. Their presentation willl include photographs of and information about Bombay Hook and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuges, about Cape Henlopen State Park, and about several other excellent locations, which are not so very well known. In addition, they will talk about the Delaware Shorebird Project, a shorebird banding program sponsored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, and the British Trust for Ornithology. This project is always in need of volunteers and is a great way to get a hands-on, close knowlege about the tens of thousands of shorebirds that migrate along the East Coast every spring and fall.
Please join us on Wednesday April 15 at 7:30 PM at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center on 134 Main Street next to the Green Free Library in Wellsboro. There is no charge for admission, and everyone is welcome. There will also be a Tiadaghton Audubon Society business meeting at 6:30 at the same location. Everyone is invited to attend that as well.
Eels and Mussels Project
Please take a look at our new page devoted to the Eels and Mussels Project. There are also links to some relevant YouTube videos and a link to our Flickr group which has many more photos of eel captures, tagging, and releases.
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Meetings are held September through May on the third Wednesday of each month at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center on 134 Main Street next to the Green Free Library in Wellsboro. A board meeting takes place at 6:30, and the general meeting is at 7:30; all are welcome.
(Updated March 27, 2015.)
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