- Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
- February 5, 2016
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE REDHEAD Spotted Sandpiper LAPLAND LONGSPUR THAYER’S GULL ICELAND GULL GLAUCOUS GULL LONG-TAILED DUCK SNOW BUNTING Baltimore Oriole MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: February 5th at 2:00 PM 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 .
The next Audubon program will be held on February 12th at 7:00 PM at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. Dr. Dan Klem will do a program called “So You Want To Be A Birder.”
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: BARROW’S GOLDENEYE – 1 from 1/25 to at least 2/3 (female; along River Road at Shawnee Drive).
Sightings from the RIVERTON area, Northampton County: REDHEAD – 1 on 1/30 and 1/31.
Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK PPL POWER PLANT area, Northampton County: At the boat launch area: Spotted Sandpiper – 1 from 1/5 to at least 2/1.
Sightings from LOWER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: LAPLAND LONGSPUR – 1 on 1/30 (along Miller Road).
Sightings from PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: At the Grand Central landfill: THAYER’S GULL – 1 on 1/30 (second-winter) ICELAND GULLS – 2 on 1/30 (1 first-winter, 1 second-winter); 3 on 2/1 (2 first-winter, 1 adult); 1 on 2/2 (first-winter); 2 on 2/4 GLAUCOUS GULL – 1 on 2/1 (adult).
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: LONG-TAILED DUCKS – 7 on 2/4.
Sightings from the FOGELSVILLE QUARRY, Lehigh County: REDHEAD – 1 on 2/4.
Sightings from MERTZTOWN area, Berks County: Along Barclay Street: LAPLAND LONGSPUR – 1 on 2/2 SNOW BUNTINGS – 2 on 2/2.
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: Baltimore Oriole – 1 on 1/31 and 2/2 (female; at a nearby private feeder).
Sightings from TINICUM TOWNSHIP, Bucks County: MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD – 1 from 12/20 to at least 2/2 (male; along Tory Road, just east of Wormansville Road). The bird is being seen on private property. You MUST bird from the road.
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