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Virtual Snowy Owl Presentation, March 16
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Join Presque Isle State Park for a virtual program Snowy Owls on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:00PM.

If you are a fan of owls, then this is a virtual program you may enjoy! Snowy owls have been visiting our area more often in recent years. They are truly an impressive bird, rivaling our own Great Horned Owl in size. Join a naturalist on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 6pm to 7:30 pm to learn more about this animal. Many beautiful photos taken by volunteers will be shown, along with their biology and other great information.

Register by clicking on the link below and then clicking on the green "Register" button. Register by March 14. Zoom Links will be sent to all registrants the day before the program, thanks to our sponsor, the Tom Ridge Environmental Center Foundation. This program is appropriate for all ages. Program may be modified or cancelled at the discretion of park staff.

https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/event/virtual_snowy_owls#.Yh5oFW3MK70

September 2021 Meeting Cancelled
Thursday, September 2, 2021
The September 2021 meeting is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The club will continue to go on outings, though, so please join us at Yellow Creek State Park.

Widespread Bird Mortality Event
Thursday, July 8, 2021
A large number of songbirds are dying from an unknown ailment in 10 states, including 60 out of 67 counties in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Game Commission recommends that we all bring in our bird feeders and wash them with a 10% bleach solution until the mortality event subsides. Birds gather in close proximity at feeders, so diseases can be easily transmitted there. Now birds have to practice social distancing, too?! You can read more about this in the game commission's news article from July 1 and in their updated alert on July 6.

https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/game-commission-details.aspx?newsid=479

https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Pages/AlertDetails.aspx

PA State Parks Spring Migration Round-Up, April 24-30, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
Yellow Creek State Park and five other PA state parks are having a friendly birding competition on April 24-30. If you want to participate, submit your lists to eBird or send them to Lisa Meadows, Yellow Creek State Park Educator, at lmeadows@pa.gov. Or, if you want to work for the opposition and submit lists for the other participating parks, visit Bald Eagle State Park, Black Moshannon State Park, Canoe Creek State Park, or Prince Gallitzin State Park.

Prince Gallitzin and Bald Eagle State Parks Fall Migration Round-Up
Monday, August 31, 2020
Prince Gallitzin State Park and Bald Eagle State Park are holding a friendly competition to see which park can tally the most species during fall migration from September 26 to October 2, 2020. You can sign up to participate at one of the parks. For more details, visit the Fall Migration Round-Up Web page.

Fall Meetings and Outings Cancelled
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
We have cancelled all outings and meetings for the fall of 2020, because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Christmas Bird Count will still take place on Saturday, December 26, 2020, but there will be no meeting at Hoss' Restaurant afterwards. The club will stay in touch with one another through the newsletter.

If Jeff harvests any sunflower seed this fall, we will sell bags as a fundraiser. When we have definitive information, we will inform club members through the newsletter or a direct email message.

We hope that you will continue to actively enjoy birding and we look forward to reading your reports in the newsletters.

Saturday Outings Canceled through the end of April 2020.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
The Todd Bird Club officers have canceled all Saturday outings through the end of April 2020, due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus.

April 2020 meeting canceled
Saturday, March 14, 2020
The Todd Bird Club officers have canceled the April 2020 meeting, due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus. Outings will continue, if you wish to participate. As of now, we are still planning to have the May 2020 meeting and banquet.

If the officers make any changes to these decisions, we will send all members an update by email and post the changes in the news section of the Todd Bird Club’s main Web page.

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Eastern (Rufous-sided) Towhee, Indiana, PA, Susan Donley

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