- Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
- February 13, 2015
“Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: February 13th at 2:00 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 BRODHEADSVILLE area, Monroe County: PINE SISKINS – ~100 to at least 2/8 (at a private feeder).
Sightings from the PORTLAND area, Northampton County: From the Portland footbridge: GLAUCOUS GULL – 1 on 2/8 (1st-winter) ICELAND GULL – 1 on 2/8 (1st-winter).
Sightings from LOWER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK – 1 on 2/8 (dark morph; along Miller Road) LAPLAND LONGSPUR – 1 to at least 2/7 (along Miller Road).
Sightings from the BELVIDERE area in nearby New Jersey: REDHEADS – 4 on 2/6; 5 on 2/8.
Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK PPL POWER PLANT area, Northampton County: Eastern Phoebe – 1 to at least 2/8 (at the boat launch).
Sightings from PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: At the Grand Central landfill: ICELAND GULL – 1 on 2/7.
Sightings from the EASTON area, Northampton County: BARROW’S GOLDENEYE – 1 to at least 2/12 (female; viewed from the Autogrille Deli access just north of Easton) REDHEADS – 4 on 2/12. At the ‘Forks of the Delaware’: ICELAND GULL – 1 on 2/8.
Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 to at least 2/13 (first-winter bird) “Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow – 1 to at least 2/13. Also Red-shouldered Hawk, and Field and Savannah Sparrow.
Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County: Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 2/8.
Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: SNOW BUNTINGS – a few on 2/8 (along Arrowhead Road).
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK – 1 on 2/7 (light morph).
Sightings from the NEW TRIPOLI area, Lehigh County: ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK – 1 on 2/8 (light morph; along Bausch Road).
Sightings from LAKE MUHLENBERG, Lehigh County: REDHEADS – 2 on 2/6.
Sightings from the GILBERTSVILLE area, Montgomery County: BULLOCK’S ORIOLE – 1 to at least 2/8 (along Oberholtzer Road).
Bald Eagles, Winter Wrens, and PINE SISKINS were reported at several sites this past week.
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