- Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
- August 26, 2016
BLUE GROSBEAK DICKCISSEL BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON SNOWY EGRET LITTLE BLUE HERON SANDERLING GLOSSY IBIS YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: August 26th at 6:00 PM To Report by E-Mail: Send to email@example.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 the Whitehall Parkway on September 3rd. Meet at the Whitehall Parkway in the Chestnut Street parking lot at the barn, west of Route 145, at 7:30 AM. Trip leader will be Adam Smith.
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/ .
NOW FOR THE BIRDS!
Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: BLUE GROSBEAK – 1 on 8/22 and 8/23 DICKCISSEL – 1 on 8/26 (first-year male).
Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County: BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON – 1 on 8/23.
Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County: Bald Eagles – 23 on 8/22 Merlins – 2 on 8/22. Also Common Raven.
Sightings from the LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER, Carbon County: BLUE GROSBEAK – 1 on 8/20.
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Church Road area: SNOWY EGRET – 1 to 8/21; 2 on 8/22; 1 from 8/23 to at least 8/25 LITTLE BLUE HERONS – 3 to 8/22; 1 from 8/23 to at least 8/25 SANDERLING – 5 on 8/21 Great Black-backed Gull – 1 on 8/21 Caspian Terns – 8 on 8/21. Also Pectoral and Semipalmated Sandpiper.
Sightings from DEEP CREEK / KNIGHT LAKE area, Montgomery County: GLOSSY IBIS – 1 to at least 8/24.
Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 8/24. Also Red-breasted Nuthatch.
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