Eastern PA Birdline: 9/30/2016

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • September 30, 2016
  • PAEA1609.30
  • Birds mentioned


  • Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: September 30th 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 Leaser Lake for waterfowl and fall migrants on October 8th. Meet at Leaser Lake’s north boat launch, located on Ontelaunee Road, at 8:00 AM. Frank Dickman 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 the MARTINS CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVE (Tekening) area, Northampton County: CONNECTICUT WARBLER – 1 on 9/24.

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: CONNECTICUT WARBLERS – 2 on 9/25.

Sightings from LITTLE GAP, Northampton County: Golden Eagle – 1 on 9/26 PHILADELPHIA VIREO – 1 on 9/27 PINE SISKINS – 6 on 9/25.

Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County: GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH – 1 on 9/24.

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County: Bald Eagles – 8 on 9/25; 13 on 9/26 Broad-winged Hawks – 354 on 9/24 Peregrine Falcons – 9 on 9/26; 6 on 9/28 and 9/29 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS – 3 on 9/23.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Church Road area: Sanderling – 1 on 9/24.

Sightings from TINICUM TOWNSHIP, Bucks County: OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 9/24.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: Double-crested Cormorants – 54 on 9/24 Lesser Black-backed Gulls – 47 on 9/24.

Sightings from MERRILL CREEK RESERVOIR in nearby New Jersey: At the Scotts Mountain Hawkwatch: Bald Eagles – 7 on 9/24 Broad-winged Hawks – 1564 on 9/24.

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

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