Ring-necked Duck
American Goldfinch
Snowy Owl
Hudsonian Godwit
Grasshopper Sparrow
American Robin
Scarlet Tanager
Magnolia Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Hooded Warbler
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Northern Shoveler
Horned Grebe
Yellow-throated Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Saw-whet-owl
Eastern Kingbird
Hooded Merganser
Laughing Gull
Ring-necked Pheasant
Broad-winged Hawk
Prairie Warbler
Northern Parula
Purple Martin
Belted Kingfisher
Bay-breasted Warbler
Horned Lark
Eastern Meadowlark
Black-bellied Plover
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Northern Harrier

Experienced birders are invited to join this statewide monitoring effort. Counts are best conducted within 30 minutes after sunrise or 30 minutes before sunset. If dawn/dusk surveys are not possible, cranes can be tallied during the day as they forage in small groups. Background info, protocol and data sheet are available on the PGC website on the PGC Birding and Bird Conservation page. PGC Birding and Bird Conservation page.

Survey sheets can be printed from the web page and mailed to the address provided. Online reporting is also available via the website. Thanks for your help in making others aware of this effort, and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

166 cranes were observed in the November 2016 survey. This is 15 more cranes than observed in 2015, 40 more than that of 2014, and 68 more than in 2013.  This is further evidence that the sandhill crane population is continuing to expand in PA. Cranes were observed in seven counties: Bradford, Crawford, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Mercer, Sullivan and Wyoming.