Eastern PA Birdline: 2/20/2015

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • February 20, 2015
  • PAEA1502.20

  • Birds mentioned





“Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow




  • Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: February 20th at 2:00 PM 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 .

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 SAYLORSBURG area, Monroe County: PINE SISKINS – 150+ to at least 2/20 (at a private feeder).

Sightings from the EASTON area, Northampton County: At the ‘Forks of the Delaware’: REDHEADS – 5 on 2/13; 4 on 2/14.

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: SHORT-EARED OWL – 1 on 2/15 HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 to at least 2/20 (first-winter bird) “Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow – 1 to at least 2/20. Also Field and Savannah Sparrow.

Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK – 1 on 2/15 (dark morph; along Township Line Road).

Sightings from the NEW TRIPOLI area, Lehigh County: ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK – 1 on 2/13, 2/17, and 2/18 (light morph; along Werleys Corner Road and also along Bausch Road).

Sightings from the TREXLER PARK, Lehigh County: SHORT-EARED OWL – 1 on 2/14.

Sightings from the ALLENTOWN area, Lehigh County: At the Dorney Park pond: CANVASBACK – 1 on 2/17 and 2/18 Red-breasted Mergansers – 4 on 2/15.

Sightings from LAKE MUHLENBERG, Lehigh County: REDHEADS – 5 on 2/17 and 2/18.

Sightings from WALKING PURCHASE PARK, Lehigh County: Red-breasted Mergansers – 5 on 2/14; 3 on 2/18.

Sightings from the HENNINGSVILLE area, Berks County: PINE SISKINS – 5 on 2/18.

Sightings from the GILBERTSVILLE area, Montgomery County: BULLOCK’S ORIOLE – 1 to at least 2/16 (along Oberholtzer Road). Also PINE SISKIN.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: PINE SISKINS – 4 on 2/13.

Bald Eagles and Winter Wrens were reported at several sites this past week.

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