Eastern PA Birdline: 11/21/2014

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • November 21, 2014
  • PAEA1411.21

  • Birds mentioned


  • Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: November 21st at 2:00 PM 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 .

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: HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 from 11/17 to at least 11/21 (first-winter bird).

Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County: Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 11/18 and 11/20.

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County: Bald Eagles – 8 on 11/14 Golden Eagles – 8 on 11/14. Also PINE SISKIN ‘fly-by’s.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: BRANT – 1 to at least 11/14 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – 1 on 11/14.

Sightings from SMITH LANE, near Alburtis, Lehigh County: LAPLAND LONGSPUR – 1 to at least 11/14.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: Bonaparte’s Gulls – 5 on 11/16. Also Osprey.

At the Church Road area: Rusty Blackbird – 1 on 11/16.

Sightings from LAKE TOWHEE, Bucks County: TRUMPETER SWAN – 1 to at least 11/16.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: Osprey, Red-shouldered Hawk, Merlin, and Gray Catbird.

Sightings from MERRILL CREEK RESERVOIR in nearby New Jersey: At the Scotts Mountain Hawkwatch: Bald Eagles – 11 on 11/18 Northern Goshawk – 1 on 11/20.

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