Recent Sightings

Sightings Over The Last 30 Days

April 14, 2014

Spotted Salamander

Spotted Salamander

During volunteer garden clean-up, this spotted salamander was scooped up with debris collected near the small pond when a volunteer saw it in the bottom of the wheelbarrel. Also seen in the ponds are the white, cloudy masses of spotted salamander eggs. Photo by Laura Weishaupt.

April 13, 2014

Broad-winged Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

An adult broadwing was spotted by Brian Repa as it sailed overhead at East Rocks lookout.

April 6, 2014

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

An eastern flycatcher, the Eastern Phoebe’s “phoebe” call is a sound of spring as the bird is one of the earliest returning spring migrants. Look for them on low perches where they sit upright and wag their tails. Phoebes also nest in protected nooks and you can usually find one or more of their mud-and-grass nests around the Visitor Center, Information Pavillion and the trailhead gate.

April 6, 2014

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

One of three bald eagles spotted by visitor Brian Repa from the North Lookout on Sunday, April 7, a great day to be outside AND to see raptors!

April 2, 2014

bald eagle passing acopian center

bald eagle passing acopian center

A bald eagle soars over the Little Schuyllkill, offering up a great look for our trainees at the Acopian Center for Conservation Learning. Photo by Nina Duggan.

March 25, 2014

vulture in snow by nina duggan

vulture in snow by nina duggan

Nothing quite like the graceful turkey vulture sailing through a misty snow in late March. Photo by spring trainee Nina Duggan.

March 24, 2014

Male house finch

Male house finch

A male house finch at the Acopian Center. Photo by Nina Duggan.

March 23, 2014

Tufted titmouse and downy woodpecker

Tufted titmouse and downy woodpecker

Visitors to the suet feeder. photo by Nina Duggan.

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