- Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
- April 3, 2015
REDHEAD CANVASBACK ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK SANDHILL CRANE ICELAND GULL MISSISSIPPI KITE HARRIS’S SPARROW AMERICAN BITTERN GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE ROSS’S GOOSE Cackling Goose BULLOCK’S ORIOLE PINE SISKIN
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: April 3rd at 4:00 AM 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 April 3rd 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 RIVERTON area, Northampton County: REDHEADS – 4 on 3/29.
Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK PPL POWER PLANT area, Northampton County: CANVASBACKS – 2 on 3/28; 3 on 3/29 REDHEADS – 3 on 3/28; 9 on 3/29 and 3/31 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK – 1 on 3/29 Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 3/29.
Sightings from LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: SANDHILL CRANE – 1 on 4/1 (‘fly-by’).
Sightings from FORKS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: ICELAND GULLS – 2 on 3/27 (at Braden Airpark).
Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: MISSISSIPPI KITE – 1 on 3/31 (‘fly-by’) HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 to at least 3/29.
Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Lehigh County: AMERICAN BITTERN – 1 on 3/30 (in a private backyard).
Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County: REDHEADS – 4 from 3/29 to at least 3/31 Double-crested Cormorants – 3 on 4/2.
Sightings from the HAAFSVILLE area, Lehigh County: Greater Yellowlegs – 2 on 3/31.
Sightings from the ALLENTOWN area, Lehigh County: At the Dorney Park pond: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 3/27 CANVASBACKS – 2 on 3/27.
Sightings from WALKING PURCHASE PARK, Lehigh County: Red-breasted Mergansers – 3 on 3/28.
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Church Road area: ROSS’S GOOSE – 1 on 3/27 and 3/28 Cackling Goose – 1 on 3/28 and 3/29 CANVASBACKS – 8 on 3/30 REDHEADS – 8 on 3/27; 5 on 3/28 and 3/29; 3 on 3/30; 13 on 4/1 Double-crested Cormorant – 1 on 3/29 Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 3/27. At Deep Creek Lake: Cackling Goose – 1 on 3/27 and 3/28. Also Common Raven.
Sightings from the GILBERTSVILLE area, Montgomery County: BULLOCK’S ORIOLE – 1 to at least 4/2 (along Oberholtzer Road).
Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: ICELAND GULLS – 2 on 3/28. Also Blue-winged Teal.
Osprey, Bald Eagle, displaying American Woodcock, Eastern Phoebe, Northern Rough-winged and Barn Swallow, and PINE SISKINS were reported at several sites this past week.
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