- Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
- May 21, 2016
PHILADELPHIA VIREO WHITE-WINGED SCOTER MOURNING WARBLER OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER RED-THROATED LOON MARSH WREN SUMMER TANAGER GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH ALDER FLYCATCHER YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT RED-HEADED WOODPECKER TRUMPETER SWAN COMMON TERN FORSTER’S TERN COMMON GALLINULE PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: May 21st at 3:00 AM To Report by E-Mail: Send to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge on the 21st. Meet at the Kmart parking lot in Wind Gap, just north of the Route 512 exit of Route 33 at 6:30 AM. Trip leader will be Terry Master.
There will also be a field trip to Laurel Run Road in Delaware State Forest in the Poconos on the 22nd. Meet at the Kmart parking lot in Wind Gap, just north of the Route 512 exit of Route 33 at 6:30 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/ .
NOW FOR THE BIRDS!
Sightings from UPPER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: Along Institute Road: PHILADELPHIA VIREO – 1 on 5/14.
Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK PPL POWER PLANT area, Northampton County: At the boat launch area: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – 1 from 5/7 to at least 5/14.
Sightings from JACOBSBURG STATE PARK, Northampton County: MOURNING WARBLER – 1 on 5/17 and 5/20. Also Lincoln’s Sparrow.
Sightings from the MONOCACY NATURE CENTER, Northampton County: OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 5/17.
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: RED-THROATED LOON – 1 from 5/13 to at least 5/18 MARSH WREN – 1 on 5/17.
Sightings from the WILD CREEK RESERVOIR area, Carbon County: OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 to at least 5/19.
Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County: SUMMER TANAGER – 1 on 5/17 (female; at the north cove).
Sightings from LEHIGH FURNACE GAP, Lehigh County: Red-breasted Nuthatch – 1 on 5/16.
Sightings from the NEW TRIPOLI area, Lehigh County: OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 5/19.
Sightings from the LEHIGH PARKWAY, Lehigh County: GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH – 1 on 5/18.
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Church Road area: ALDER FLYCATCHERS – 2 on 5/17 MARSH WREN – 1 on 5/17. At the Knight Road area: YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT – 1 on 5/13.
Sightings from GREEN LANE PARK, Montgomery County: At the Deep Creek Lake area: RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 to at least 5/19.
Sightings from LAKE TOWHEE, Bucks County: TRUMPETER SWAN – 1 to at least 5/19.
Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County: COMMON TERN – 1 on 5/19 FORSTER’S TERN – 1 on 5/19.
Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: COMMON GALLINULE – 1 from 5/13 to at least 5/19 (near the Chapman Road bridge) PROTHONOTARY WARBLER – 1 to at least 5/19.
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