Date: 11/7/17 10:31 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 30 October 2017 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE10.30.17twoweeks

Highlights:
RED-THROATED LOON (Erie County)
CACKLING GOOSE (Erie County)
FORSTER'S TERN
LEAST TERN (Erie County)
BONAPARTE'S GULL
RED PHALAROPE (Somerset County)
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (Erie, Mercer, and Somerset Counties)
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (Mercer and Somerset Counties)
DUNLIN
SANDERLING
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (Somerset County)
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
AMERICAN PIPIT
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (Allegheny County)
LINCOLN'S SPARROW (Crawford County)
RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Contributors: Ben Coulter, Margaret Higbee, Matt Juskowich, Jerry McWilliams, Richard Nugent, Kate St. John, Jerry Stanley, Shannon Thompson, Mark Vass.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 16 October 2017 through Monday, 30 October 2017 (TWO WEEKS)

**This report is distributed by e-mail only. Compiler is not responsible for errors on websites who reproduce/reprint these reports. If you would like to receive western PA RBAs, contact AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

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PLEASE NOTE: COMMON LOON, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, COMMON GOLDENEYE, BUFFLEHEAD, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 10/20 at the Imperial Grasslands, 1 DUNLIN (MVas).

At Magee Field on 10/23, 1 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (KSJ).

On 10/24 and 10/26 at Schenley Park, PEREGRINE FALCON, WINTER WREN (KSJ).

At the mouth of Flaugherty Run on 10/28, 3 BONAPARTE'S GULLS (MVas).


BUTLER COUNTY:

At Lake Oneida on 10/21, 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS; on 10/27, 5 DUNLIN, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS (MVas); on 10/29, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 6 DUNLIN, numerous AMERICAN PIPITS (BC).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

On 10/24 at Erie National Wildlife Refuge, PINE SISKIN, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, WINTER WREN (RN).


ERIE COUNTY:

This week at Presque Isle State Park, sightings included NORTHERN PINTAIL, SURF SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, DUNLIN, MERLIN, RED-THROATED LOON, PEREGRINE FALCON, NORTHERN SHOVELER, 1 LEAST TERN (10/18), BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, SANDERLINGS, 1 CANVASBACK (10/26), LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 1 COMMON TERN (10/26), SURF/BLACK SCOTERS (10/27), 1 BRANT (10/28), BLACK SCOTERS (10/29, 10/30), 1 AMERICAN TREE SPARROW (10/30) (JM).

On 10/29 at the Fairview Business Park, 9 CACKLING GEESE, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS (MVas).


INDIANA COUNTY:

At Yellow Creek State Park on 10/29, 6 BLACK SCOTERS, 23 DUNLIN, 1 SANDERLING, 12 GREATER YELLOWLEGS (MH).


MERCER COUNTY:

At Shenango Reservoir on 10/22, 2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 5 GREATER YELLOWLEGS; on 10/30, 2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 6 DUNLIN, 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 3 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 6 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (MVas).


SOMERSET COUNTY:

At Somerset Lake on 10/29, 11 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 60+ DUNLIN, 10 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 9 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 4 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 130+ AMERICAN PIPITS (ST); on 10/30, 1 RED PHALAROPE (GG).


VENANGO COUNTY:

In Franklin this week, 1-2 PINE SISKINS; on 10/22, 2 FOX SPARROWS (JS).

On 10/24-10/25 at Kahle Lake, 1 SURF SCOTER (JS).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

On 10/22 in Washington, ~8 PINE SISKINS (GG).

At Cross Creek County Park on 10/27, 2 DUNLIN; on 10/29, 2 FORSTER'S TERNS, 1 DUNLIN, 10 GREATER YELLOWLEGS (MJ).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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