Eastern PA Birdline: 1/8/2016

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • January 8, 2016
  • PAEA1601.08

  • Birds mentioned


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Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: January 8th at 5:00 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 next Audubon program will be held on January 8th at 7:00 PM at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. Scott Burnet will do a program on “Identifying Winter Waterfowl.”

There will be a field trip to local lakes for winter waterfowl on January 9th. Meet at the east parking lot at Cedar Beach Pool in Allentown at 8:00 AM. Trip leader will be Scott Burnet.

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 the MARTINS CREEK PPL POWER PLANT area, Northampton County: At the boat launch area: Spotted Sandpiper – 1 on 1/5 and 1/6.

Sightings from PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: At the Grand Central landfill: ICELAND GULL – 1 on 1/5 (first-year bird).

Sightings from the NAZARETH QUARRY, Northampton County: ROSS’S GOOSE – 1 on 1/7.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: “BLACK” BRANT – 1 from 1/1 to at least 1/4 (at Sailor’s Point) GREATER SCAUP – 6 on 1/5 Red-breasted Merganser – 1 on 1/7 (among ~500 Common Mergansers).

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County: RED-THROATED LOON – 1 on 1/6 (from the marina).

Sightings from TINICUM TOWNSHIP, Bucks County: MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD – 1 from 12/20 to at least 1/7 (male; along Tory Road, just east of Wormansville Road). The bird is being seen on private property. You MUST bird from the road. Cape May Warbler – 1 on 1/4 (also along Tory Road).

Sightings from LAKE WARREN, Bucks County: Eastern Phoebe – 1 on 1/3.

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