Eastern PA Birdline: 3/25/2016

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • March 25, 2016
  • PAEA1603.25

  • Birds mentioned

“Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow PINE SISKIN GREATER SCAUP

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Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: March 25th at 2:00 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 .

The next Audubon program will be held on April 15th at 7:00 PM at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. Scott Burnet will do a program called “Jewels In Your Garden – Fascinating Hummingbirds.”

There will be a field trip to Leaser Lake on April 17th. Meet at Leaser Lake’s North Boat Launch at 8:00 AM. Trip leader will be Frank Dickman.

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 WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: “Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow – 1 during this past week.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: PINE SISKINS – 5 on 3/20.

Sightings from the SCHNECKSVILLE area, Lehigh County: Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 3/21.

Sightings from QUAKERTOWN SWAMP, Bucks County: Rusty Blackbird – 1 on 3/19.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Walt Road area: GREATER SCAUP – 4 on 3/19; 1 on 3/20 Bonaparte’s Gull – 1 on 3/19.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: Double-crested Cormorants – 10 on 3/19.

Northern Rough-winged Swallow and Chipping Sparrow were noted in the area this past week.

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