- Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
- May 9, 2015
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER HARRIS’S SPARROW YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER GLOSSY IBIS BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON RED-NECKED GREBE AMERICAN AVOCET MARSH WREN ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER CONNECTICUT WARBLER AMERICAN BITTERN PINE SISKIN
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: May 9th at 1:00 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 .
There will be a field trip to the Plainfield Township Recreation Trail on May 9th. Meet at the Park & Ride lot at the William Penn Highway exit of Route 33, just south of Route 22, at 7:00 AM. I will be leading this trip.
Next week’s field trips include one to Leaser Lake on May 16th, one to the Monocacy Nature Center on May 17th, and another to State Game Lands 217 below Furnace Gap, also on May 17th.
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 UPPER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: Along National Park Drive: GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER – 1 on 5/4.
Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 to at least 5/4.
Sightings from the BETHLEHEM BOAT CLUB area, Northampton County: YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER – 1 continuing since 4/12.
Sightings from the GREEN POND area, Northampton County: GLOSSY IBIS – 1 on 5/4.
Sightings from the MONOCACY NATURE CENTER, Northampton County: BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON – 1 on 4/30.
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: RED-NECKED GREBE – 1 from 4/23 to at least 4/25; 12 on 4/27; 1 on 4/28 AMERICAN AVOCET – 1 on 4/29 MARSH WREN – 1 on 4/26 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER – 1 on 5/3.
Sightings from the GERMANSVILLE area, Lehigh County: CONNECTICUT WARBLER – 1 on 5/6.
Sightings from the FOGELSVILLE QUARRY, Lehigh County: RED-NECKED GREBE – 1 from 4/29.
Sightings from QUAKERTOWN SWAMP, Bucks County: AMERICAN BITTERNS – 2 on 4/25.
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: Double-crested Cormorants – 230+ during last week of April.
PINE SISKINS remained at several sites this past week.
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