Ross’s Goose and Red-throated Loon on PSO birding trip to Lancaster

Bald Eagle

Red-necked Grebe Red-throated Loon, Ross’ Goose, many Red-necked Grebes, White-winged Scoters, various other ducks, as well as thousands of Snow Geese and Canada Geese were spotted by the members of a recent Pennsylvania Society of Ornithology (PSO) field trip.  Because Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area above Lancaster, PA was frozen over, the trip became a Susquehanna river […]

Banding Snowy Owls

Snowy Owl banding

Project Snowstorm   According to the All About Birds blog by Cornell, The massive Snowy Owl irruption going on this year—the biggest in decades—is captivating birders and nonbirders alike with unexpected glimpses of an avian superstar with hypnotic golden eyes. But this winter’s phenomenon is also an opportunity for science to learn about the lifestyle […]

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

    Identification of the Red-Tailed Hawk Red-tails are easily seen from the highway, perched in trees, telephone poles or even wires, and sometimes soaring in the air with their rufous-colored tail shining brightly in the sun.  When perched, their bright white breast glows, and a belly band of dark streaks is usually visible.  Their […]