Eastern PA Birdline: 12/12/2014

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • December 12, 2014
  • PAEA1412.12

  • Birds mentioned


  • Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: December 12th 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 .

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 WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 to at least 12/10 (first-winter bird).

Sightings from the BRODHEADSVILLE area, Monroe County: At Weir Lake: BARNACLE GEESE – 2 on 12/11.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: RED-NECKED GREBE – 1 on 12/10.

Sightings from LAKE MUHLENBERG, Lehigh County: Tundra Swan – 1 from 11/22 to at least 12/11.

Sightings from the CENTER VALLEY area, Lehigh County: Red-tailed Hawk – 1 on 12/7 (partial-albinistic bird).

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County: RED-NECKED GREBE – 1 from 12/4 to at least 12/8.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: LONG-TAILED DUCKS – 2 on 12/4 RED-NECKED GREBE – 1 from 12/3 to at least 12/6.

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