- Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
- May 6, 2016
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER GLOSSY IBIS COMMON TERN Caspian Tern (impressive fallout) BLUE GROSBEAK WILLET RED-THROATED LOON SNOWY EGRET BLACK TERN PINE SISKIN FORSTER’S TERN GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH SORA MARSH WREN YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER PROTHONOTARY WARBLER AMERICAN BITTERN TRUMPETER SWAN
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: May 6th at 12:00 Noon 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 Jordan Creek Parkway on May 7th. Meet at the tennis courts parking lot off Lehnert Road/Scherersville Road at 7:30 AM. Trip leader will be Alan Jennings.
There will also be a field trip to the Plainfield Township Recreational Trail on May 8th. 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 a trip to Leaser Lake on the 14th, a trip to State Game Lands #217 below Furnace Gap on the 15th, and another trip to State Game Lands #205 in Lehigh County, also on the 15th.
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 4/28. Also Hooded Warbler. Along Institute Road: ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER – 1 on 4/29.
Sightings from LAKE MINSI, Northampton County: GLOSSY IBIS – 1 on 5/4 COMMON TERNS – 2 on 5/3; 1 on 5/4 Caspian Terns – 7 on 5/3; 12 on 5/4.
Sightings from ECHO LAKE, Northampton County: Bonaparte’s Gull – 1 on 5/4.
Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK QUARRY, Northampton County: Caspian Terns – 4 on 5/4.
Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK area, Northampton County: BLUE GROSBEAK – 1 from 4/28 to at least 5/1 (at a private feeder).
Sightings from PALMER TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: At the intersection of Main Street and Van Buren Road: GLOSSY IBIS – 1 on 5/4 Black-bellied Plovers – 4 on 5/4.
Sightings from BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: WILLET – 1 on 5/3 (at the St. Luke’s Anderson Campus retention pond).
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: Red-breasted Mergansers– 2 on 4/28 and 4/29; 1 on 5/1 to at least 5/4 RED-THROATED LOON – 1 on 4/29, 4/30, and 5/3 SNOWY EGRET – 1 from 4/29 to at least 5/1 Merlin – 1 on 5/4 BLACK TERN – 1 on 5/4 COMMON TERN – 1 on 5/3 PINE SISKIN – 1 on 4/29.
Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County: FORSTER’S TERNS – 3 on 4/29; 2 on 4/30 Caspian Tern – 1 on 5/4 Rusty Blackbird – 1 on 4/30.
Sightings from STATE GAME LANDS 217, Lehigh County: GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES – 2 on 5/1.
Sightings from the ALBURTIS area, Lehigh County: SORA – 1 on 5/5 (at a retention pond along Scenic View Drive).
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Church Road area: MARSH WREN – 1 on 5/3. At the Deep Creek Lake area: YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER – 1 on 5/1.
Sightings from the UPPER BLACK EDDY area, Bucks County: At Giving Pond: PROTHONOTARY WARBLER – 1 on 5/3.
Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County: AMERICAN BITTERN – 1 on 5/2.
Sightings from LAKE TOWHEE, Bucks County: TRUMPETER SWAN – 1 to at least 5/1.
Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: Double-crested Cormorants – 97 on 4/28 PROTHONOTARY WARBLER – 1 from 4/25 to at least 5/4.
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