Eastern PA Birdline: 5/15/2015

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • May 15, 2015
  • PAEA1505.15

  • Birds mentioned


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Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: May 15th at 6:00 AM 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 .

There will also be a field trip to State Game Lands 217 below Furnace Gap on May 17th. Meet at the Park & Ride lot at the William Penn Highway exit of Route 33, just south of Route 22, at 6:00 AM. Trip leader will be Adam Smith. another field trip will be to the Monocacy Nature Center on May 17th. Meet at the Illicks Mill road parking lot at the park at 7:30 AM. Trip leaders will be Barbara Malt and Linda Freedman.

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 UPPER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: Along National Park Drive: PINE SISKIN – 1 on 5/8.

Sightings from JACOBSBURG STATE PARK, Northampton County: ALDER FLYCATCHER – 1 on 5/12.

Sightings from the ARCHIBALD JOHNSTON CONSERVATION AREA, Northampton County: PINE SISKIN – 1 on 5/9.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: MISSISSIPPI KITE – 1 on 5/13 (‘fly-by’ over I-476 just NW of park).

Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County: Ruffed Grouse – 1 on 5/14 (near top of mountain) RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 5/10 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH – 1 on 5/8.

Sightings from the FOGELSVILLE area, Lehigh County: Short-billed Dowitchers – 3 on 5/10 (at Schantz Road and Boulder Drive).

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: PROTHONOTARY WARBLER – 1 from 5/4 to at least 5/14.

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