Eastern PA Birdline: 12/26/2015

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • December 26, 2015
  • PAEA1512.26

  • Birds mentioned


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Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: December 26th at 2:00 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 .

The Bethlehem/Easton/Hellertown Christmas Bird Count will be held on January 2nd. If interested, contact Don & Elaine Mease at (610) 346-7754.

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 PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: At the Grand Central landfill: ICELAND GULLS – 2 on 12/21; 1 on 12/24.

Sightings from MOORE TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: DICKCISSEL – 1 on 12/20 (female; along Church Road).

Sightings from LITTLE GAP, Carbon County: Bald Eagles – 6 on 12/19 Golden Eagles – 2 on 12/19. Also Ruffed Grouse.

Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County: RED CROSSBILLS – 4 on 12/25 (near south boat launch area).

Sightings from HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County: Ruffed Grouse – 2 on 12/25 (along Reservoir Road).

Sightings from the TREXLERTOWN area, Lehigh County: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 12/19 (at a private lake).

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Church Road area: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE – 2 from 11/27 to at least 12/20 Double-crested Cormorant – 1 on 12/20 Bonaparte’s Gulls – 2 on 12/19.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County: LONG-TAILED DUCK – 1 on 12/20 (between the marina and fishing pier).

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