Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: October 7th at 5:00 AM
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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.
There will be a field trip to a local hawkwatching spot on October 21st.
Meet at the Tilghman Square parking lot, near the Red Robin restaurant, just
west of Route 309 at 7:30 AM. Trip leader will Mark Boyd.
The next Audubon program will be held on October 13th at 7:00 PM at the
Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. Rob Aptaker will do a program called
“Native American Tales of the American People.”
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:
NOW FOR THE BIRDS!
Sightings from the LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER, Carbon County:
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER – 1 on 10/1.
Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Bald Eagles – 10 on 9/30
Northern Goshawk – 1 on 9/30
Merlins – 3 on 10/4
Peregrine Falcons – 5 on 10/4 and 10/5; 3 on 10/6.
Sightings from HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 10/1 (at Church and Apple Butter Roads).
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Walt Road area:
Buffleheads – 7 on 10/2
Lesser Black-backed Gull – 1 on 10/2.
Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 9/30
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 9/30 (fly-by).