Migrant birds are just starting to arrive in our area and many of the resident birds are beginning their breeding sequences. It is tough to nail down species and locations this far in advance of the big day but there is still plenty of scouting work to do. I spent a couple of hours today driving roads in the central part of the state that we traditionally have used on our route. I was interesting in seeing if there was any major road construction projects that could affect our choice of roads. There were no major surprises and it was good to revisit a few of our traditional birding locations.
We need to remind everyone that the major focus of the World Series Of Birding is raise funds for conservation. The DVOC has chosen to use all funds it raises for a partnership with the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and PA Audubon to stimulate public awareness of window strikes and create more demand for window solutions. Please be generous in your support. More information and a pledge sheet is available at http://www.dvoc.org/WSB/WSB2010/2010DonationInfo.htm.