Category Ornithology

The Migrating Birds Overhead

The Migrating Birds Overhead   Jim Kellam, PhD. Associate Professor of Biology Saint Vincent College Anyone who lives in western Pennsylvania can tell you that not only has astronomical autumn come upon us, so too has the autumn weather. I…

PixCams New Bird Migration Station

PixCams Bird Migration Station Bird migration is the regular seasonal, large-scale, often long-distance movement between breeding and wintering grounds. Many species of bird migrate. Migration behavior is a critical indicator for evaluating environmental health. Scientists use a variety of methods…

Welcome to the World Series of Birding

Welcome to the World Series of Birding Dr. Jim Kellam, Associate Professor of Biology Saint Vincent College Let’s play a guessing game. First, let’s list the states within 100 miles of the Pennsylvania border: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey,…

Incubation Costs Calories

Incubation Costs Calories Dr. Jim Kellam, Associate Professor of Biology, Saint Vincent College This year I began a multi-year study of bird nesting success at Saint Vincent College. With the help of students in March, I erected 52 wooden nest…