Eastern PA Birdline: 12/18/2015

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • December 18, 2015
  • PAEA1512.18

  • Birds mentioned


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Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: December 18th 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 Allentown Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 19th. If interested, contact you group leader from last year or check the L.V.A.S. “Meetup” page.

The Wild Creek/Little Gap Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 20th. If interested, contact Josh Nemeth at (610) 573-8577.

The Bethlehem/Easton/Hellertown Christmas Bird Count will be held on January 2nd. If interested, contact Don & Elaine Mease at (610) 346-7754.

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 PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: At the Grand Central landfill: ICELAND GULLS – 2 on 12/13; 1 on 12/16.

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: Rusty Blackbird – 1 on 12/16.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Church Road area: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE – 2 from 11/27 to at least 12/14.

Sightings from the UNAMI CREEK VALLEY, Montgomery County: PINE SISKINS – 4 on 12/16.

Sightings from TINICUM PARK, Bucks County: PINE SISKINS – 25 on 12/12.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: Lesser Black-backed Gulls – 83 on 12/11 Gray Catbird – 1 on 12/11.

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