It’s no big secret that many of us really enjoy the sight and sounds of our birds. The fact that you’re reading this column may indicate you are part of that group.

Per the 2011 Census, 47 million people in the U.S. consider themselves to be bird watchers.

Kay Cramer is president of the Seven Mountains Audubon chapter in Lewisburg and Gary Metzger is chairman of the Conservation Committee for the Lycoming Audubon Society in Williamsport.

Bird Lore is produced by the Lycoming Audubon Society, serving Lycoming and Clinton counties, and Seven Mountains Audubon,, serving Union, Snyder, Northumberland and Columbia counties. Information about these National Audubon Society chapters can be found at and,

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