- Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
- March 13, 2015
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE SURF SCOTER WHITE-WINGED SCOTER REDHEAD CANVASBACK ICELAND GULL HARRIS’S SPARROW “Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow SNOW BUNTING PINE SISKIN GREATER SCAUP COMMON REDPOLL BULLOCK’S ORIOLE RED-NECKED GREBE
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: March 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 .
The next Audubon program will be held on March 20th at 7:00 PM at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. Scott Burnet will do a program called “Attracting Birds 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/ .
NOW FOR THE BIRDS!
Sightings from the PORTLAND area, Northampton County: From the Portland footbridge: BARROW’S GOLDENEYE – 1 to at least 3/9 (female) SURF SCOTER – 1 on 3/8 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS – 2 to at least 3/9; 1 on 3/10 Red-breasted Merganser – 1 on 3/8.
Sightings from the BELVIDERE area in nearby New Jersey: REDHEADS – 10 to at least 3/8.
Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK PPL POWER PLANT area, Northampton County: CANVASBACKS – 6 to at least 3/12 REDHEADS – 21 to at least 3/8; 16 on 3/12 Red-breasted Merganser – 1 on 3/8.
Sightings from the EASTON area, Northampton County: At the ‘Forks of the Delaware’: ICELAND GULLS – 1 on 3/9; 2 on 3/10.
Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 to at least 3/13 (first-winter bird) “Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow – 1 to at least 3/13.
Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County: Peregrine Falcons – 2 on 3/9.
Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: SNOW BUNTINGS – 2 on 3/6 (along Arrowhead Road).
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: PINE SISKINS – 5 on 3/11.
Sightings from the ALLENTOWN area, Lehigh County: At the Dorney Park pond: Double-crested Cormorant – 1 to at least 3/10 CANVASBACKS – up to 6 to at least 3/10 REDHEADS – up to 4 to at least 3/10.
Sightings from LAKE MUHLENBERG, Lehigh County: CANVASBACKS – 6 to at least 3/8; 4 on 3/9 REDHEADS – up to 15 to at least 3/8; 9 on 3/9 GREATER SCAUP – 1 to at least 3/8 Red-breasted Merganser – 1 on 3/9; 2 on 3/10.
Sightings from the POOL WILDLIFE SANCTUARY area, Lehigh County: COMMON REDPOLL – 1 on 3/7.
Sightings from the GILBERTSVILLE area, Montgomery County: BULLOCK’S ORIOLE – 1 to at least 3/13 (along Oberholtzer Road).
Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – 1 on 3/7 REDHEAD – 1 on 3/10 RED-NECKED GREBE – 1 to at least 3/11.
Killdeer, Common Grackles, and Red-winged Blackbirds were reported at several sites this past week.
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