Eastern PA Birdline: 10/14/2016

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • October 14, 2016
  • PAEA1610.14
  • Birds mentioned


  • Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: October 14th at 2:00 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 October 14th at 7:00 PM at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. The Delaware Valley Raptor Center will do a program with live raptors called “Close Encounters with Birds of Prey”.

There will be a field trip to a local hawkwatching site on October 22nd. Meet at the Tilghman Square parking lot, near the Red Robin restaurant, just west of Route 309 at 7:30 AM. Trip leader will be Mark Boyd.

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 WALNUTPORT area, Northampton County: BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK – 1 to at least 10/13 (seen in the vicinity of the footbridge along Canal Street). Origin in question.

Sightings from LITTLE GAP, Carbon County: Ruffed Grouse – 1 on 10/11.

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County: Bald Eagles – 5 on 10/9; 6 on 10/10 Golden Eagles – 2 on 10/9; 7 on 10/10 Northern Goshawk – 1 on 10/11.

Sightings from LAKE TOWHEE, Bucks County: TRUMPETER SWAN – 1 on 10/8 and 10/10.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County: SURF SCOTERS – 7 on 10/10 BLACK SCOTER – 1 on 10/10.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: Golden Eagle – 1 on 10/8.

Red-breasted Nuthatches continued to be reported from several sites this past week.

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