Eastern PA Birdline: 5/23/2014

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • May 23, 2014
  • PAEA1405.23

  • Birds mentioned


SWAINSON’S WARBLER (3rd Northampton County record)







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Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: May 23rd at 6:00 AM To Report by E-Mail: Send tobecard@rcn.comwith “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 field trip to Brady’s Lake in Monroe County on May 25th. Meet at the Kmart parking lot in Wind Gap, just north of the Route 512 exit off Route 33 at 6:30 AM. Trip leader will be Adam Smith.

There will also be a field trip to the Delaware Water Gap and Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge on May 31st. Meet at the Kmart parking lot in Wind Gap, just north of the Route 512 exit off Route 33 at 6:30 AM. Trip leader will be Terry Master.

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 BEAR SWAMP, Northampton County: GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES – 2 on 5/19 and 5/20 SWAINSON’S WARBLER – 1 on 5/18 and 5/19. Also Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Acadian Flycatcher, Swainson’s Thrush, and Tennessee Warbler.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: RED-THROATED LOONS – 3 on 5/16 PHILADELPHIA VIREO – 1 on 5/17.

Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County: RED-THROATED LOON – 1 from 5/16 to 5/18. Also Red-breasted Merganser.

Sightings from LEHIGH FURNACE GAP, Lehigh County: OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 5/21 ALDER FLYCATCHER – 1 on 5/21. Also Black-billed and Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Hooded, Cape May, Tennessee, and Bay-breasted Warbler.

Sightings from the FOGELSVILLE area, Lehigh County: Dunlin – 1 on 5/16 and 5/17 (at the Nestle Way retention pond).

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: MOURNING WARBLER – 1 on 5/15. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER – continued this past week. Also Common Merganser, Common Loon, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Black-billed Cuckoo, Blue-headed Vireo, and Swainson’s Thrush.

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