Eastern PA Birdline: 1/22/2016

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • January 22, 2016
  • PAEA1601.22

  • Birds mentioned


  • Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: January 22nd 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 .

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 BANGOR area, Northampton County: Blue Jay – 1 on 1/15 (leucistic bird).

Sightings from PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: At the Grand Central landfill: ICELAND GULLS – 2 on 1/16 (1 adult, 1 first-winter bird).

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: Bonaparte’s Gull – 2 on 1/17.

Sightings from the FOGELSVILLE QUARRY, Lehigh County: REDHEAD – 1 on 1/20.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: Red-breasted Merganser – 1 on 1/17. Also Common Goldeneye.

Sightings from TINICUM TOWNSHIP, Bucks County: MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD – 1 from 12/20 to at least 1/21 (male; along Tory Road, just east of Wormansville Road). The bird is being seen on private property. You MUST bird from the road.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: REDHEAD – 1 on 1/20 and 1/21 GREATER SCAUP – 3 on 1/15 Common Mergansers – ~525 on 1/16. Also Brown Thrasher.

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