Eastern PA Birdline: 11/28/2014

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • November 28, 2014
  • PAEA1411.28

  • Birds mentioned


  • Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: November 28th at 4:00 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 full-day field trip to the Conowingo Dam on December 6th. Meet at the Tilghman Square parking lot, near the Red Robin restaurant, just west of Route 309 at 9:00 AM. Trip leader will be Jon Levin.

The Allentown Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 20th. If interested, call Stephen Kloiber at (610) 863-3889.

The Wild Creek / Little Gap Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 21st. If interested, call Josh Nemeth at (610) 573-8577.

The Bethlehem–Easton–Hellertown Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 27th. If interested, call Don & Elaine Mease at (610) 346-7754.

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 MARTINS CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVE (Tekening) area, Northampton County: Bonaparte’s Gulls – 2 on 11/23.

Sightings from the NAZARETH QUARRY, Northampton County: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 11/20.

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 from 11/17 to at least 11/27 (first-winter bird). “Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow – 1 on 11/22.

Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County: Peregrine Falcons – 2 on 11/22.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: FORSTER’S TERN – 1 on 11/23 (late date).

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County: Bald Eagles – 5 on 11/21 and 11/27; 6 on 11/24 Northern Goshawks – 2 on 11/21 Golden Eagles – 9 on 11/21. Also PINE SISKIN ‘fly-by’s.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Church Road area: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 11/25 CACKLING GOOSE – 1 on 11/25 Northern Shovelers – 55 on 11/25.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County: TRUMPETER SWAN – 1 on 11/21 (at the marina).

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: REDHEADS – 2 on 11/20 and 11/21 GREATER SCAUP – 3 on 11/22. Also Double-crested Cormorant and Bald Eagle.

Sightings from MERRILL CREEK RESERVOIR in nearby New Jersey: At the Scotts Mountain Hawkwatch: Bald Eagles – 5 on 11/21 Northern Goshawk – 1 on 11/24 Golden Eagle – 1 on 11/24.

Common Raven is increasingly being reported from many sites.

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