Birding has Big Day at Pitt-Johnstown

Christine Dahlin, PhD

posted May 20, 2017

In association with the Global Big Day hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Resource Advisory Group for the Audubon Sanctuary Program organized our own “Big Day at Pitt-Johnstown.” Cornell’s Big Day is a worldwide Day of conservation that promotes citizen science as people around the world record their sighting of birds.

birding day

The Dahlin-Schuster family contributed to a global total of more than 6,000 species with the 18 species recorded on the Pitt-Johnstown campus, including migrating Bay-Breasted Warblers, as well as some backyard birds recorded in Windber, PA. The kids also found three different species of salamander and one toad.  


Bird Checklists

605 23rd St., Windber PA, Somerset, Pennsylvania, US
May 13, 2017, 10:12 a.m. - 12:12 p.m.
Protocol: Stationary
7 species

Black-capped Chickadee  1
European Starling  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
Common Grackle  1
House Sparrow  5

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Schoolhouse Road, Cambria, Pennsylvania, US
May 13, 2017, 9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Protocol: Traveling 1.0 mile(s)
18 species (+1 other taxa)

birding day toad

Killdeer  1
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  3
swallow sp.  3
Black-capped Chickadee  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  8
Gray Catbird  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  6
American Redstart  1
Bay-breasted Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  3
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Field Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  3
American Goldfinch  2