Eastern PA Birdline: 12/5/2014

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • December 5, 2014
  • PAEA1412.05

  • Birds mentioned


  • Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: December 5th at 5:00 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 PPL POWER PLANT area, Northampton County: Northern Harrier – 1 on 11/30.

Sightings from PALMER TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: LAPLAND LONGSPURS – 3 on 11/30 (at Main Street and Van Buren Road).

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 to at least 12/4 (first-winter bird). “Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow – 1 on 12/2.

Sightings from the SEEMSVILLE area, Northampton County: Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: Along Arrowhead Road: SNOW BUNTINGS – 25 on 11/28; 28 on 11/29. Also American Pipit.

Sightings from ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: Along Spring Hill Road: ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK – 1 on 11/30 SNOW BUNTINGS – 19 on 11/30.

Sightings from GRAVER’S HILL, Northampton County: SNOW BUNTING – 1 on 11/27 Bald Eagles – 4 on 11/27. Also Savannah Sparrow.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – 1 on 12/3 RED-THROATED LOON – 1 on 12/3.

Sightings from the ALLENTOWN area, Lehigh County: Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 12/1 (at the PPL Building).

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Walt Road area: Red-breasted Mergansers – 1 female on 11/29 and 12/2; 1 male on 12/1. Also Wood Duck. At the Knight Lake area: Gadwall – 109 on 11/30 (high count).

Sightings from the UNAMI CREEK VALLEY, Montgomery County: Chipping Sparrow – 1 on 11/30.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County: Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 11/28.

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