Nesting Pairs 2012 Season - Southwestern Pennsylvania Area*

Colony site                                        Location                                  # of pairs**

Leo Zeglin Dairy Farm                        Mammoth                                   32 (57 originally - 25 pair displaced)

Aaron Zeglin                                      Mammoth                                   12

Dave Bennett                                    Mammoth                                    7 (EST)

Butlers Golf Course                            McKeesport                                 75 (110 originally - 35 pair displaced)

Youghiogheny Country Club                Buena Vista                                 35 (60 originally - 25 pair displaced)

L. Noonan                                         Slickville                                    32 (38 originally - 6 pair displaced)

Murraysville Municipal Park                Murraysville                                 0 (1 pair in 2011)

Beaver Run Reservoir Filter Plant       Apollo                                         4 ***

C.  Long                                          Smithton                                     10 (EST)

Hempfield Twp. Industrial Park          Greensburg                                  0 (2 pair in 2011)

Greensburg Country Club                   Jeannette                                   4

Butler Boy Scout Office                      Butler                                        2

Willowbrook Golf Course                    Apollo                                       5 

Tim Kintigh                                        Alverton                                   7 

Crooked Creek Park                           Ford City                                   0  (1 pair in 2011)

Saxon Golf Course                              Saxonburg                                 19 (28 originally - 9 pair displaced)

USACE Lock 4                                    Natrona                                     22 (37 originally - 15 pair displaced)

Ken Kostka                                        Natrona Heights                          12 

Harold Claypool                                 Worthington                               27

Richard Wood Horse Track                 Shelocta/Gastown                       43

Carl Schrecengost                              Rural Valley                                 1 ***

Richard Wingert                                Rural Valley                                 1

West Shamokin High School                Rural Valley                                 8

 Bill Wise                                          Punxsutawney                              24

 Rick Wise                                        Punxsutawney                              16

 Emory Miller                                     Smicksburg                                 20 (EST)

 Milo Miller                                        Smicksburg                                  0 (1 pair in 2011 - landlord moved away) 

 Doug Falk                                           Fombell                                    35

 Bob & Chris Leasure                             Fombell                                   10

 Dean Kildoo                                       Grove City                                 82

 Meadow Lake Golf Course                   Harrisville                                 12 (EST)

 Bill Watson                                        Slippery Rock                             20 (EST)

 Ron Miller                                          Slippery Rock                             0 (1 pair in 2011)

 Bob Allnock                                        Portersville                                62

 Roy Bauder                                         Portersville                               35

 Gary Clouse                                        Portersville                               20 (EST)

 Moraine State Park, McDanel's Launch   Portersville                               17

 Moraine State Park, Davis Hollow Mar. Portersville                                13 (EST)

 B.  Cooper                                        Portersville                                30 (EST)

 Duke Snyder                                       Butler                                       48

 Elmer Colteryahn                                Prospect                                   6

 M. Edes                                             Butler                                       12 (EST)

Nevillewood Golf Course                      Carnegie                                    2

                                                                                  


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*The "Southwestern Pennsylvania Area" includes all or parts of the following nine counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Lawrence, Jefferson, Mercer, Westmoreland, Indiana.

** The number in parenthesis equals the number of nesting pairs displaced (or cavities closed that would very likely have had nesting martins had they not been closed.)

 *** Indicates colonies likely started as a result of "forced dispersal"; forced dispersal in 2010 resulted in activity at numerous sites that did not result in nesting martins. An article will be upcoming.

EST = Estimate

Please contact me with any additions or corrections. kgkostka@hotmail.com

10/09/2012 10:48 AM