- Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
- January 2, 2015
ROSS’S GOOSE Cackling Goose REDHEAD SANDHILL CRANE HARRIS’S SPARROW “Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow BARNACLE GEESE GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE ICELAND GULL
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: January 2nd at 11:00 PM To Report by E-Mail: Send to firstname.lastname@example.org 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/ .
NOW FOR THE BIRDS!
Sightings from the NAZARETH QUARRY, Northampton County: ROSS’S GOOSE – 1 on 12/26 and 12/27 (among ~30,000 Snow Geese) Cackling Geese – 4 on 12/27 REDHEADS – 3 on 12/27 Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 12/27. Also Bald Eagle.
Sightings from LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: SANDHILL CRANE – 1 on 12/27 (‘fly-by’ near Route 248 exit of Route 33).
Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 to at least 1/1 (first-winter bird) “Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow – 1 to at least 1/1.
Sightings from the BRODHEADSVILLE area, Monroe County: At Weir Lake: BARNACLE GEESE – 2 to at least 12/31.
Sightings from the FOGELSVILLE QUARRY, Lehigh County: ROSS’S GEESE – 1 on 12/26 (white morph) and 1/1 (blue morph).
Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 12/28 Cackling Goose – seen during this past week Common Mergansers – 555 back on 12/23 ICELAND GULL – 1 on 12/27 (second-winter bird) Lesser Black-backed Gulls – 133 on 12/26 Great Black-backed Gulls – 31 on 12/26. Also Red-breasted Nuthatch.
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