- Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
- January 3, 2016
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE ICELAND GULL ROSS’S GOOSE Cackling Goose BLACK SCOTER RED-THROATED LOON WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: January 3rd at 1:00 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 .
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/ .
NOW FOR THE BIRDS!
Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK PPL POWER PLANT area, Northampton County: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 12/26.
Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK QUARRY, Northampton County: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 1/1.
Sightings from PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: At the Grand Central landfill: ICELAND GULL – 1 on 1/1 (first-year bird).
Sightings from the NAZARETH QUARRY, Northampton County: ROSS’S GEESE – 4 on 1/2 (among ~25,000 Snow Geese) Cackling Geese – 10 on 1/2 Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 1/2 ICELAND GULL – 1 on 1/2 (first-year bird). Also Bald Eagle.
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: BLACK SCOTERS – 2 on 12/28.
Sightings from the PENN FOREST RESERVOIR area, Carbon County: RED-THROATED LOON – 1 on 12/28.
Sightings from the COPLAY area, Lehigh County: At the Sheetz Quarry: ROSS’S GOOSE – 1 on 1/1.
Sightings from the FOGELSVILLE QUARRY, Lehigh County: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 from 12/25 to at least 1/1.
Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County: WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – 1 on 12/26 (from the fishing pier).
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