Eastern PA Birdline: 2/26/2016

  • RBA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
  • February 26, 2016
  • PAEA1602.26

  • Birds mentioned

BARROW’S GOLDENEYE Spotted Sandpiper Cackling Goose RED-HEADED WOODPECKER Golden Eagle Pine Warbler REDHEAD

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Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: February 26th 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 .

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 PORTLAND area, Northampton County: From the Portland footbridge: BARROW’S GOLDENEYE – 1 on 2/14 (female).

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 2/14.

Sightings from LOWER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: BARROW’S GOLDENEYE – 1 on 2/19 (female; at the Mud Run boat launch).

Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County: Peregrine Falcons – 2 on 2/14.

Sightings from HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: Cackling Goose – 1 on 2/13 and 2/14 (on Monocacy Creek near Route 512 exit of Route 22).

Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS – 2 on 2/13 and 2/14 (along Valley View Road).

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County: Red-breasted Merganser – 1 on 2/21.

Sightings from the FOGELSVILLE QUARRY, Lehigh County: Gray Catbird – 1 on 2/24.

Sightings from the HAAFSVILLE area, Lehigh County: Killdeer – 3 on 2/22.

Sightings from the PENNSBURG area, Montgomery County: Golden Eagle – 1 on 2/14 (immature; ‘fly-by’).

Sightings from HAYCOCK TOWNSHIP, Bucks County: Pine Warbler – 1 on 2/12 and 2/13 (at a private feeder).

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County: REDHEAD – 1 on 2/21.

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