Horned Lark
Scarlet Tanager
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Purple Martin
Grasshopper Sparrow
Hooded Merganser
Black-bellied Plover
Prairie Warbler
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Bobolink
Bay-breasted Warbler
Eastern Kingbird
Black-and-White Warbler
American Goldfinch
Honed Grebe
American Robin
Snowy Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Greater Yellowlegs
Ring-necked Duck
Northern Parula
Broad-winged Hawk
Hooded Warbler
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Meadowlark
Northern Saw-Whet-Owl
Hudsonian Godwit
Northern Harrier
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Northern Shoveler

 

PSO Officers

 

Officers

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Committees

 

Awards - Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Manage the Certificate of Appreciate program
  • Manage the Conservation and Poole Award programs
  • Prepare appropriate honor to members deserving recognition in PA Ornithology or for outstanding service within PSO

 

Nominating committee - Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Set goals for adequate talent and diversity for the slate of Directors
  • Recruit new Directors
  • Select and recruit officer candidates and all Committee Chair and Vice Chair positions
  • Recruit committee members

 

Publicity/ Outreach - Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Promote PSO and assign responsibilities to carry it out
  • Promotion of meetings, counts and other PSO sponsored events
  • Coordinate with Membership and Web/Social Committees
  • Liaison for bird and ornithological organizations
  • Help manage website content and traffic generation
  • Manage the Face Book Page
  • Manage relationships/links with other websites (PA Ebird, Bird Clubs, etc…)
  • Recruit new members, retain existing members, and promote PSO membership benefits

 

Finance - Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Develop and implement strategies to welcome new members
  • Solicit comments and recommendations from membership
  • Keep track on member data and provide monthly reports to the Board
  • Develop annual PSO budget for board approval
  • Report actual to budget financials reports
  • Make recommendations to the Board regarding financial issues and fundraising efforts

 

Annual MeetingChair: Vernon Gauthier

  • Select meeting sites
  • Plan and setup annual meetings
  • Subcommittees - Vendors, Banquet speaker and afternoon presentations (possibly combine with Research Committee), Registration, Silent Auction, PSO Sales, Field Trips

 

Newsletter - Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Obtain monthly summary report from each committee
  • Solicit the Directors and Committees for inclusion of all activities and relevant information
  • Solicit articles from Directors and membership showcasing PA ornithology

 

Journal - Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Solicit articles from Directors and membership showcasing PA ornithology
  • Coordinate with Research and Conservation Committees for peer reviewed research articles

 

Research and Conservation - Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Identify conservation issues affecting PA appropriate for PSO involvement
  • Identify and then communicate conservation issues resulting from data trends
  • Actively communicate with PGC and PABS-OTC (nominations, concerns etc)
  • Write white papers/positions on issues in PA
  • Write conservation articles for newsletter
  • Solicit student speakers for PSO annual meeting to highlight current bird research in state, and to provide a forum for ornithologists just beginning their career
  • Facilitate large-scale volunteer efforts for bird monitoring and research
  • Provide small grants to student researchers
  • Outreach to universities to solicit student members
  • Review research/scientific papers submitted for publication
  • Subcommittee- Education

 

Records and Data - Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Publish Pennsylvania Birds
  • Assure that records are tabulated and archived
  • Create and discuss new and innovative ideas on data collection, storage, review, and accessibility.
  • Subcommittees- PA EBird, PORC, Monitoring Data (WRS, PAMC, Others)

 

Functions (Field Trip) Committee - Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Coordinate field trips for the annual meeting
  • Manage other PSO sponsored outings shorebird outings, warbler outings, grassland outings, out of state trips (pelagic and winter boreal birds for example)
  • Assist with PSO sponsored educational programs

Education and Conservation Committee - Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Promote avian conservation projects across the Commonwealth
  • To raise awareness of conservation causes that impact Pennsylvania's avifauna
  • Promote education in birding, and birding resources around Pennsylvania

 

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