May Meeting. The Tiadaghton Audubon Society will host a program entitled Crows Among Us: Social, Smart and Scrutinizing Us? presented by Anne B. Clark, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University on Wednesday April 20th. Anne is a behavioral ecologist broadly interested in the evolution and ecology of social behavior. The business meeting will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by the program at 7:30 at the Gmeiner Art Center in Wellsboro. The business meeting and program are both open to the public so all are encouraged to attend. Please join us to learn about the complex lives of this intelligent and often overlooked bird, the crow. Visit tiaudubon.org or find us on Facebook to learn more about your local Audubon Chapter.
Hills Creek Bird Walks. Our annual spring bird walks at Hills Creek State Park (held every Saturday in April and May) have now started. Participants should meet at 8:30 AM, at the park office. With the exception of an unexpected snow storm on April 10, the weather has been relatively mild. Nevertheless, another cold wave is still possible, so please be prepared. So far this April we have seen a variety of waterfowl, including diving ducks, grebes, and loons. Spotting scopes will continue to be available if the birds are too far out in the lake. Bald eagles are present, and ospreys have returned to the area, so we will likely see at least one of them, too. More migratory land birds are starting to arrive, and their numbers will increase through May. The May walks will begin at 8:00 in the morning -- a half hour earlier. 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.
Eels and Mussels Project
Please take a look at our 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.
(Updated April 17, 2016.)
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Thanks to Wayne C. Sierer for the new raven logo.