Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 9/28/2014 Date: Sun Sep 28 2014 4:10 am From: becard AT rcn.com - RBA
Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
September 28, 2014
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: September 28th at 4:00 AM
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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/ho... .
The next Audubon program will be held on October 10th at 7:00 PM at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. Scott Burnet will do a program called "Bird Photography 101 - A Beginner's Course."
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:
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Sightings from the SAYLORSBURG area, Monroe County:
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER 1 on 9/6.
Sightings from JACOBSBURG STATE PARK, Northampton County:
PHILADELPHIA VIREO 1 on 9/7.
Sightings from the MONOCACY NATURE CENTER, Northampton County:
PHILADELPHIA VIREOS 2 on 9/7.
Sightings from LITTLE GAP, Northampton County:
Bald Eagles 15 on 9/12
Broad-winged Hawks 775 on 9/14; 715 on 9/19
Merlins 6 on 9/12.
Sightings from the village area of LITTLE GAP, Carbon County:
CONNECTICUT WARBLER 1 on 9/21.
Also Wilson's Warbler and Lincoln's Sparrow.
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
COMMON TERNS 2 on 9/25.
Sightings from the LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER, Carbon County:
BLUE GROSBEAK 1 on 9/3 and 9/6.
Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County:
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS 2 to 9/8; 1 on 9/14
PHILADELPHIA VIREO 1 on 9/27.
Also Lincoln's Sparrow.
Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
SANDHILL CRANES 7 on 9/14 (fly-bys)
Bald Eagles 13 on 9/12; 11 on 9/15
Broad-winged Hawks 612 on 9/19; 624 on 9/20
Merlins 6 on 9/12; 10 on 9/22
CONNECTICUT WARBLER 1 on 9/7.
Also Common Raven.
Sightings from HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
Tundra Swan 1 to at least 9/17 (along Bake Oven Road).
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER 1 on 9/5.
Also Semipalmated Sandpiper.
Sightings from the PLEASANT VALLEY area, Bucks County:
Golden Eagle 1 on 9/19.
Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
COMMON TERNS 7 on 9/21.
Sightings from the PIPERSVILLE area, Bucks County:
Broad-winged Hawks 1011 on 9/15.
Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
AMERICAN BITTERN 1 on 9/13
LITTLE BLUE HERON 1 from 9/21 to at least 9/23
COMMON TERNS 30 on 9/21
CONNECTICUT WARBLER 1 on 9/7.
Sightings from MERRILL CREEK RESERVOIR in nearby New Jersey:
At the Scotts Mountain Hawkwatch:
Bald Eagles 12 on 9/14; 16 on 9/22
Broad-winged Hawks 6046 on 9/14; 1113 on 9/15; 913 on 9/16; 824 on 9/17;
859 on 9/19.
See more at: http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=777817&MLID=RBA01&MLNM=Eastern#sthash.UpVefVo6.dpuf