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Welcome to the Tiadaghton Audubon Society of Tioga and Potter Counties. Our chapter was founded in 1906 with 23 members, making it the oldest chapter in the state. The Tiadaghton name was selected in 1953, and in 1972 the chapter was officially chartered. To contact us, please use the Facebook link below left. (Photo: Scarlet tanager photographed near Hills Creek State Park here in Tioga County)

Friday, March 29, 2019

HIlls Creek SP Spring Bird Walks to Resume

Our annual spring bird walks at Hills Creek State Park will start up again this year on Saturday, April 6. The lake is open, and ducks, tundra swans and grebes have been showing up every day.  Walks will start at 8:00 AM at the park office. The April bird walks are frequently cold and blustery, so please dress warmly. Waterfowl are the main attraction right now, and we can expect to see a variety of diving ducks, grebes, and loons. Spotting scopes will be available if the birds are too far out in the lake. Bald eagles are almost always present, and we might see an osprey; some have already been reported in the area. A few migratory land birds may be present, but their numbers will be small until May. The walks will take place every Saturday through the rest of April and through all of May. There are no fees, and birders of all levels or anyone just interested in birds are welcome to attend. Trails may be a bit wet, but are flat and easily walked. No prior notification is required. Just show up at the park office.

Ring-necked Duck (c) Gary Tyson

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