Eastern PA Birdline: 2/6/2015

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • February 6, 2015
  • PAEA1502.06

  • Birds mentioned


  • Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: February 6th 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 .

The next Audubon program will be held on February 13th at 7:00 PM at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. Scott Burnet will do a program on “Attracting Birds to Your Backyard with Nest Boxes, Feeders, and Water Features.”

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: Red-breasted Merganser – 1 on 2/4 Eastern Phoebe – 1 to at least 2/1 (at the boat launch).

Sightings from the EASTON area, Northampton County: BARROW’S GOLDENEYE – 1 to at least 2/2 (female; viewed from the Autogrille Deli access just north of Easton) REDHEADS – 2 on 1/31. At the ‘Forks of the Delaware’: ICELAND GULL – 1 on 2/1.

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 to at least 2/6 (first-winter bird) “Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow – 1 to at least 2/6.

Sightings from the NEW TRIPOLI area, Lehigh County: Eastern Towhee – 1 on 2/4 (at a private feeder) Fox Sparrow – 1 to at least 2/6 (at a private feeder).

Sightings from the ALLENTOWN area, Lehigh County: At the Dorney Park pond: REDHEAD – 1 to at least 2/3.

Sightings from the GILBERTSVILLE area, Montgomery County: BULLOCK’S ORIOLE – 1 to at least 2/5 (along Oberholtzer Road).

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County: Red-shouldered Hawk – 1 on 1/31.

PINE SISKINS were reported at several sites this past week.

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