Eastern PA Birdline: 9/2/2016

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • September 2, 2016
  • PAEA1609.02
  • Birds mentioned


  • Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: September 2nd at 2:00 PM 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 be a field trip to the Whitehall Parkway on September 3rd. Meet at the Whitehall Parkway in the Chestnut Street parking lot at the barn, west of Route 145, at 7:30 AM. Trip leader will be Adam Smith.

There will also be a field trip to Cape May, New Jersey on September 10th. Meet at the Tilghman Square parking lot, near the Red Robin restaurant, just west of Route 309 at 5:00 AM. Trip leader will be Scott Burnet.

The next Audubon program will be held on September 9th at 7:00 PM at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. A local bird bander will do a program called “Why Band the Birds?”

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 WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: DICKCISSEL – 1 on 8/26 and 8/27 (first-year male).

Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County: BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS – 2 on 8/30.

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County: Osprey – 29 on 8/28 Bald Eagles – 7 on 8/28. Also Common Raven and Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Church Road area: SNOWY EGRET – 1 to 8/27 and 8/31 to at least 9/1 LITTLE BLUE HERONS – up to 2 to at least 8/30 Stilt Sandpipers – 1 on 8/27; 3 on 8/29 and 8/31 to at least 9/1.

Sightings from DEEP CREEK / KNIGHT LAKE area, Montgomery County: GLOSSY IBIS – 1 to at least 8/29.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: LAUGHING GULL – 1 on 8/27 YELLOW-BELLED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 8/27. Also Red-breasted Nuthatch.

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