Contributors: Anthony Bruno, Alan Buriak, Mike Fialkovich, Jim Hausman, Amy Henrici, Geoff Malosh, Jeff McDonald, Richard Nugent, Steve Sanford, Ryan Tomazin, Jim Valimont, Mark Vass, Daniel Weeks, Carole Winslow.
Compiler: Amy Taracido
Monday, 21 August 2017 through Monday, 4 September 2017 (TWO WEEKS)
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PLEASE NOTE: AMERICAN WIGEON, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER continue to be reported.
On 8/24 during night migration in Moon Township, overhead calls included VEERY, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, CAPE MAY WARBLER; on 8/25, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, VEERY, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, CAPE MAY WARBLER, BOBOLINK (GM).
At Sewickley Heights Park on 8/25, 3 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, 1 CERULEAN WARBLER, 1 YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, 1 WILLOW/ALDER FLYCATCHER, and others (GM).
On 8/26 in Bridgeville, 1 COMMON RAVEN (RT).
At Harrison Hills Park on 8/27, 1 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, 1 CANADA WARBLER, and others (JH et. al.); on 9/1, 1 YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, 1 PHILADELPHIA VIREO, 1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, 2 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS (AH); on 9/3, sightings included CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, 1 CANADA WARBLER (JV).
On 9/1 at Dashields Dam, 1 COMMON TERN (MVas).
From last week: on 8/19 at Crooked Creek Lake, possible BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (ABu).
At Squaw Valley Woodlands on 9/3, 2 COMMON RAVENS (DW).
In the Mill Creek area this week, WHIP-POOR-WILL (reported to CW).
On 8/31 at Woodcock Creek Lake, 2 STILT SANDPIPERS, 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 1 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 9 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (MVas); on 9/4, 1 RED KNOT (reported to MVas).
Along Elders Ridge Road on 9/3 and 9/4, 1 GLOSSY IBIS (ABr, MF).
On 9/4 in New Beaver, 6 COMMON GALLINULES (MVas).
On 8/23 at State Gamelands #270, 1 AMERICAN AVOCET (RN).
At Shenango ponds on 8/27 and 8/29, 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER; also on 8/29, 1 MERLIN (MVas, SS).
On 8/22 at Donegal Lake, 1 STILT SANDPIPER (JMcD); on 8/25, 6 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, flyover BOBOLINKS (MF).