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Birding by Boat, Sat. June 7th

Birding by boat

Join Audubon Education Chair Kathy Dodge for a birding-by-boat outing at Promised Land State Park at 5:30 PM on Saturday, June 7th.

The birds should be singing their hearts out at this time of year, and showing off their breeding plumage. Participants should provide their own canoes or kayaks and meet at the lower lake’s Bear Wallow parking lot. Binoculars are recommended.

To register for this trip, call Promised Land at (570) 676-3428.

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Bird Walk at Prompton State Park, Sat. May 17th

Baltimore Oriole & Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. (c) 2014 Chris Fischer.

Our next guided bird walk will be at Prompton State Park this coming Saturday (May 17, 2014), starting at 8am. All are welcome to join us, from those just starting out to those with years of experience.

At this time of year, migratory bird species have well established breeding territories and will be very vocal, making them easy to locate. Birds that we are likely to see include multiple warbler species, the four species of Vireos that breed in our region, and a walk at the north end of the lake should produce flycatchers, waterfowl, Veery, Wood and Hermit Thrushes, Baltimore Orioles, and perhaps Spotted Sandpipers. We are also likely to see Common Ravens, which breed in the park, and Bald Eagles are always a possibility! This is a very rich area for breeding birds and there may be a surprise or two waiting down the trail!

Prompton State Park is located in Wayne County, just off Rt. 6 between Waymart and Honesdale. We will meet at 8am at the boat launch which is located off Rt. 170. Click here to see the boat launch location using Google Maps – the boat launch is directly across from the address this map brings up, and the entrance is very clearly marked from Rt. 170.

This FREE guided bird walk is sponsored by Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon and will be led by Barbara Leo, Conservation Committee Chair. Sturdy shoes and binoculars are recommended. Questions? Please call Barbara at (570) 253-2364 for more information.

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Photos & Bird Lists from Weekend Bird Walks

Bird Walk along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, Archbald, PA.

We enjoyed some terrific bird walks this past weekend. Thanks to everyone who joined us! We looking forward to seeing you again at one of our many upcoming events.

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, Archbald – Sun., May 4, 2014

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Here’s a list of the species we observed on Sunday along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Archbald, PA:

  • Mallard
  • Common Merganser
  • Mourning Dove
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Fish Crow
  • Tree Swallow
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • House Wren
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • American Robin
  • Gray Catbird
  • European Starling
  • Ovenbird
  • Northern Waterthrush
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • American Redstart
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Prairie Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Field Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • American Goldfinch

Many thanks to the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority (LHVA), with whom we partnered to host this event and show off this newly completed (late 2013) section of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.

Promised Land State Park – Sat., May 3, 2014

Bird activity was unfortunately minimal on this morning. Weather was a factor with temperatures in lower 40’s and wind coming off the water. Following are the species observed:

  • Canada Geese
  • Bald Eagles – on nest
  • Brown Creeper
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Ovenbird
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Song Sparrow
  • Swamp Sparrow