Eastern PA Birdline: 9/17/2016

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • September 17, 2016
  • PAEA1609.17
  • Birds mentioned


  • Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: September 17th at 1:00 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 .

There will also be a field trip to the Scotts Mountain hawkwatch at Merrill Creek Reservoir for morning migrants and, later, raptors on September 24th. Meet at the Park & Ride lot at the William Penn Highway exit off Route 33, just south of Route 22 at 7:30 AM. I will be leading this trip.

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 LITTLE GAP, Carbon County: ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER – 1 on 9/15 (at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort).

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County: Osprey – 30 on 9/13 Bald Eagles – 10 on 9/11 Broad-winged Hawks – 526 on 9/13; 1303 on 9/16 Merlins – 29 on 9/11. Also Common Raven.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Church Road area: AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER – 1 on 9/10 Stilt Sandpipers – 3 on 9/11 Sanderling – 1 on 9/9 and 9/10 White-rumped Sandpipers – 1 on 9/10; 3 on 9/11 and 9/12; 1 on 9/14.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 9/9 and 9/11 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 9/15.

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

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