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

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.