Eastern PA Birdline: 10/21/2016

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • October 21, 2016
  • PAEA1610.21
  • Birds mentioned


  • Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: October 21st at 3:00 AM To Report by E-Mail: Send to becard@rcn.com with “Birdline” in subject heading. Compiler: Dave DeReamus My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done every Friday, more often when necessary.

You can visit the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society Website at http://www.lvaudubon.org/ .

You can visit my 'Eastern PA Birding' Website for photos and information at http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html .

There will be a field trip to a local hawkwatching site on October 22nd. Meet at the Tilghman Square parking lot, near the Red Robin restaurant, just west of Route 309 at 7:30 AM. Trip leader will be Mark Boyd.

Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the area’s birding guidebook, “Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity”. A completely revised, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at: http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .


Sightings from the WALNUTPORT area, Northampton County: BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK – 1 to at least 10/17 (seen in the vicinity of the footbridge along Canal Street). Origin in question.

Sightings from LITTLE GAP, Northampton County: ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK – 1 on 10/16 (dark morph).

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County: Bald Eagles – 4 on 10/15; 3 on 10/16 and 10/17 Northern Goshawks – 2 on 10/15; 1 on 10/19 Golden Eagles – 1 on 10/14, 10/17, and 10/18 Merlins – 3 on 10/18 Peregrine Falcons – 3 on 10/15; 2 on 10/20 Ruffed Grouse – 1 on 10/16.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Church Road area: Great Egret, and Lincoln’s and White-crowned Sparrow.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County: SURF SCOTERS – 5 on 10/14.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: CLAY-COLORED SPARROW – 1 back on 10/11 Rusty Blackbirds – 3 on 10/15.

Red-breasted Nuthatches continued to be reported from several sites this past week.

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