Contributors: Tammy Frech Arnold, Brendyn Baptiste, Dave Brooke, John Flannigan, Gigi Gerben, Steve Gosser, Jim Hausman, Amy Henrici, Bob Machesney, Jerry McWilliams, Clare Nicolls, Steve Sanford, Jack Solomon, Jerry Stanley, Russ States, Becky Szabo, Mark Vass.
Compiler: Amy Taracido
Saturday, 11 March 2017 through Saturday, 25 March 2017 (TWO WEEKS)
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Please note: COMMON LOON, FOX SPARROW continue to be reported, and FOY TREE SWALLOW was reported.
In McKees Rocks on 3/16, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS (JF).
Along Strouss Road on 3/17, 1 SAVANNAH SPARROW (JH).
On 3/20 at Frick Park, 1 FISH CROW (JSo).
In Pittsburgh on 3/21, 2 flyover TUNDRA SWANS (JSo).
On 3/23 at Duck Hollow, FISH CROW (JSo).
On 3/24 and 3/25 at Independence Marsh, 5 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS (FOY), 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS (FOY) (MVas, BS).
At State Gamelands #95 on 3/12, sightings included NORTHERN PINTAIL (TA).
On 3/13 at Glade Run Lake, sightings included RUSTY BLACKBIRD (BM).
At Moraine State Park on 3/25, 2 flyover SANDHILL CRANES, 5 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, 1 REDHEAD, 2 CANVASBACKS, 1 MERLIN, 1 AMERICAN PIPIT, 2 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, and others (BB).
In Beaver Township on 3/12, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (CN).
From 3/13 through 3/24 in the Springboro area, 1 SNOWY OWL; also on 3/16, 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS; also on 3/22, 7 SHORT-EARED OWLS (CN).
At Pymatuning on 3/13, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (SG).
On 3/20 at Geneva Marsh, 11 TUNDRA SWANS, 4 SANDHILL CRANES (DB).
On 3/20 in northwestern Craword, NORTHERN HARRIER, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, SNOWY OWL, SHORT-EARED OWL (CN).
At Presque Isle on 3/17, sightings included 1 PEREGRINE FALCON; on 3/20, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK; on 3/23, 50 TUNDRA SWANS, 20 HORNED LARKS; on 3/24, 5 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 2 MERLINS, 1 GREAT EGRET (JM).
Near Shenango Lake on 3/14 & 3/19, 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (reported to SS; AH); on 3/17, 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 87 TUNDRA SWANS (SS).
On 3/21 at Lake Wilhelm, sightings included 5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 2 COMMON GOLDENEYE (SS).
At Sandy Lake on 3/21, 4 TUNDRA SWANS (SS).
On 3/25 along Tieline Road, 3 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (FOY), 8 LAPLAND LONGSPURS (MVas).
At Kahle Lake on 3/22, 115 REDHEADS (JSt).
On 3/22 at Two Mile Run Park, 1 EURASIAN WIGEON, 10 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 4 TUNDRA SWANS, 2 REDHEADS (reported to RS); on 3/23, 12 TUNDRA SWANS (RS).
At the Hahn Road AMD pond on 3/15, 2 AMERICAN PIPITS (MVas).
On 3/17 at Canonsburg Lake, 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (JF).
Along Ciaffoni Road on 3/20, 2 NORTHERN PINTAILS (JF).
On 3/21 at Lake Joann, 3 REDHEADS (GG).
Along Sutherland Drive on 3/22, 3 NORTHERN PINTAILS (GG).
On 3/22 along Scenic Ridge Drive, 1 REDHEAD (JF).
At Peters Lake on 3/22, 1 TUNDRA SWAN and others (JF).
On 3/23 near Eighty Four, 2 TUNDRA SWANS (GG).
At Mingo Creek County Park on 3/25, 1 COMMON RAVEN (GG).