Eastern PA Birdline: 3/11/2016

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • March 11, 2016
  • PAEA1603.11

  • Birds mentioned


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Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: March 11th at 3:00 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 March 11th at 7:00 PM at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. Brandon Ruhe, President of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation, will do a program on “Amphibians and Reptiles of Pennsylvania.”

There will be a field trip to the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area on March 12th. Meet at the Tilghman Square parking lot, near the Red Robin restaurant, just west of Route 309 at 1:00 PM. Trip leader will be Peter Saenger.

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 from 1/5 to at least 3/7.

Sightings from the NAZARETH QUARRY, Northampton County: ROSS’S GOOSE – 1 on 3/10.

Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 3/10 (along Valley View Road).

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: Red-breasted Merganser – 1 on 3/10 PINE SISKINS – 5 on 3/7; 2 on 3/10.

Sightings from the NEW TRIPOLI area, Lehigh County: ROSS’S GOOSE – 1 on 3/5 (along Flint Hill Road).

Sightings from the HAAFSVILLE area, Lehigh County: Tundra Swans – 3 on 3/7.

Tree Swallows were noted in the area this past week.

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