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Welcome to my site. Here you will find lots of birding information, including bird alerts info., my favorite weblinks, my personal life list, FAQ, and my photo galleries...thanks for visiting!

As of May 2005 I have officially revived the western PA BirdEast Rare Bird Alerts via their email listserv. If anyone has sightings in western PA that they'd like to report, please email me your sightings and I'll add them to the reports! (I also continue to be a compiler for Washington County, specifically). If you are not subscribed to BIRDEAST but you would like to receive these reports, email me and I will add you to my list.

email your Washington County and Western PA bird reports by clicking here.

Saturday, May 12th, was the latest Pennsylvania Migration Count! I am the compiler for Washington County, PA, and participate every May. If you would like to participate, you can e-mail me for information, or to just send me your own sightings. I have been the compiler since 2002.

Highlights in spring 2007 for me locally were Tennessee Warblers, Wilson's Warbler, Nashville Warblers, Magnolia Warblers, Willow Flycatchers, Ring-necked Pheasants, Cerulean Warblers, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Bobolinks, and an unusually high number of White-crowned Sparrows.

My Red-headed Woodpecker photo (from the 2005 Xmas Bird Count) is featured in the February 2006 issue of The Peregrine newsletter at the Three Rivers Birding Club! (PDF file)

The 2007 Christmas Bird Count for the Buffalo Creek watershed IBA in Washington County was quite an interesting mix of precipitation. My husband and I participated again this year but did not see as many species as in prior counts. Highlight of the day was a flock of about 60 Horned Larks swirling around us and landing atop a hill on a wide expanse of farm fields.

If you have an emergency question about a bird, young bird, nest, or other wildlife question, click HERE for some Q&As and some great resource links.
If there is a specific question not addressed here, please e-mail me and I'll help you as best I can.

MY LIFE LIST: with clickable images!
My Backyard Bird List
Audubon Society of Pennsylvania
Birding in Pennsylvania
eastern Rare Bird Alerts
Screaming Hawk's western PA birding site
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Mark McConaughy's Birding Page
Birding Links for Southwestern PA
Cornell BirdSource
Partners for Fish and Wildlife at California University of PA
eNature online field guides
Little Birdie online birding news
Three Rivers Birding Club

Photos from West Pike Run Twp., 3/13/06:

Photos from the Buffalo Creek
Christmas Bird Count, 12/18/05 (click on photos to enlarge)

Sunrise over Hopewell Township (Washington Co.)

Red-tailed Hawk perched on chunky tree

closeup of Red-tailed Hawk

White-throated Sparrow

highlight of the day--male
Red-headed Woodpecker

American Kestrel on a post

White-tailed Deer

last update: 8/26/09