Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
2023 Birding Festival
(and Annual Meeting)
May 19-21, 2023
Ramada Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania
Graphics by Joshua Potter
Juniata Valley Audubon Society Coffee Sales
Juniata Valley Audubon Society (JVAS) partners with Honduran farmer Emilio Garcia to sell organic practice, shade-grown coffee. Emilio preserves bird habitat in the forest canopy above the coffee plants and protects entire forest habitat on his farm near Marcala, Honduras, so birds like Golden-winged Warblers overwinter on his farm. No pesticides are used so the coffee is healthier for birds and people.
The medium-roast coffee will be for sale in 12 oz. bags for $14 and 2-pound bags for $28. Coffee is ground or whole bean.
Juniata Valley Audubon Society is represented by Mike and Laura Jackson, who are also PSO members. Laura serves on the PSO Board as the Conservation Chair. Juniata Valley Audubon Society is a chapter located in central Pennsylvania (Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Centre, Cambria).
A Geo-Big Year: Pandemic Retirement is for the Birds.
Alan will be signing and selling his book - A Geo-Big Year: Pandemic Retirement is for the Birds.
Or order print/ebook (regular price) through the link here: https://ospreyviewpress.com/publications/
This book recounts a year-long birding quest across Pennsylvania in 2021.
The quest was to see at least 67 bird species in each of the state's 67 counties. During the quest year, the author (now Professor of Geography Emeritus from Penn State University) coped with the process of retiring after 42 years in academia and the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic posed for safe travel.
The book chronicles the birding experiences and birds seen as well as the travel and retirement challenges.
Sherree Daugherty - Artist
Sheree Daugherty is an acclaimed wildlife artist and naturalist from Pittsburgh whose works are in private and public collections across the country.
She will have these items for sale: Paintings on canvas, panel and driftwood, $95—$2000 and Ornaments on hand-painted glass, $35.
Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania
Knowledgeable Society volunteers will be present to offer festival participants information about Pennsylvania's beloved Eastern Bluebirds.
They will strive to inspire you to engage in or increase your engagement in bluebird conservation through putting up and monitoring nest boxes for bluebirds and other cavity nesting birds.
Drop by to see the display of bird nests and nest boxes.
Ask knowledgeable volunteers your tough questions and get help with troubleshooting your nest box and bird nesting challenges.
There will be bluebird boxes for sale and hope to get new Society members out of this incredible gathering of bird enthusiasts.
Please stop by and say hello!
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
We will be partnering with the State College Bird Club and offer information
about the center, birding opportunities, and promotional stickers.
All information and handouts will be free.
State College Bird Club
A representative will provide information about the club's activities and promotional stickers will be available.
Heather Frantz (the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State)
"Selling" a ~4'x6' pocket book called Plants for Hummingbirds. We request a $5 donation.
The money goes toward future printing of the book.
We will also be giving away CPR bookmarks, potentially other free handouts as well related to landscaping for pollinators.
Lost Creek Shoe Shop
Binoculars, Scopes, Tripods, etc.
Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
We will have t-shirts, caps, patches, decals, checklists, etc. available for purchase at reduced prices (no shipping fees).
T-Shirts with the festival logo are available for pre-order.
You can order them even if you are not attending the event.
You must order them prior to May 1.
You order (and pay for) them on the Registration Page and pick them up at the meeting or, if you are not attending the meeting, they will be shipped to you in early June.
Sizes and Prices
For shirts being picked up at the meeting
S, M, L, XL = $22
2XL = $23
3XL = $24
For shirts being shipped to you
S, M, L, XL = $26
2XL = $27
3XL = $28