Eastern PA Birdline: 1/15/2016

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • January 15, 2016
  • PAEA1601.15

  • Birds mentioned


  • Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: January 15th at 1:00 PM 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 be a field trip to waterfowl and gull hotspots in nearby New Jersey including a stop at Oberly Road for field birds on January 16th. 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 MARTINS CREEK PPL POWER PLANT area, Northampton County: At the boat launch area: Spotted Sandpiper – 1 from 1/5 to at least 1/9.

Sightings from PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: At the Grand Central landfill: ICELAND GULL – 1 on 1/14 (adult).

Sightings from LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: At the Gremar Road retention ponds: Common Yellowthroat – 1 on 1/10.

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: COMMON REDPOLL – 1 on 1/10.

Sightings from TINICUM TOWNSHIP, Bucks County: MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD – 1 from 12/20 to at least 1/15 (male; along Tory Road, just east of Wormansville Road). The bird is being seen on private property. You MUST bird from the road.

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