- Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
- July 30, 2016
LITTLE BLUE HERON SNOWY EGRET AMERICAN AVOCET ALDER FLYCATCHER BROWN BOOBY
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: July 30th at 3:00 AM To Report by E-Mail: Send to email@example.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 be a field trip to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware on August 6th. Meet at the Tilghman Square parking lot, near the Red Robin restaurant, just west of Route 309 at 7:30 AM. Trip leader will be Peter Saenger.
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 LYNN TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County: LITTLE BLUE HERON – 1 on 7/21 (at Route 863 and Kistler Valley Road).
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Church Road area: LITTLE BLUE HERON – 1 on 7/17; 2 from 7/18 to 7/21; 3 from 7/22 to at least 7/29 SNOWY EGRET – 1 on 7/20 and 7/21; 2 on 7/22; 1 from 7/23 to at least 7/29 Great Egrets – 59 on 7/22 AMERICAN AVOCET – 1 on 7/16; 1 on 7/25 Caspian Tern – 1 on 7/29 ALDER FLYCATCHER – 1 to at least 7/28. Also Ruddy Duck, and Pectoral and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: LITTLE BLUE HERONS – 5 on 7/16.
Sightings from MERRILL CREEK RESERVOIR in nearby New Jersey: BROWN BOOBY – 1 from 7/10 to 7/18.
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