Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: March 24th at 4:00 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 Leaser Lake on March 25th. Meet at the Leaser
Lake’s north boat launch, located on Ontelaunee Road, at 8:00 AM. Trip
leader will be Frank Dickman.
The next Audubon program will be held on April 13th at 7:00 PM at the
Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. Kathy Uhler from the Pocono Wildlife
Rehabilitation Center will do a program with live animals called “Amazing
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 BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the Ballas tract:
Golden Eagle – 1 on 3/17 (fly-by).
Sightings from JACOBSBURG STATE PARK, Northampton County:
Yellow-rumped “Audubon’s” Warbler – 1 from 3/14 to at least 3/17 (near the
Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
GYRFALCON – 1 from 2/28 to at least 3/17 (dark morph).
At Seiple’s Pond:
ROSS’S GOOSE – 1 from 3/18 to at least 3/20
Cackling Goose – 1 on 3/18 (fly-by)
Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 3/17.
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal – 1 on 3/20
Red-breasted Mergansers – 1 on 3/19; 4 on 3/20.
Sightings from the ZIONSVILLE area, Lehigh County:
NORTHERN SHRIKE – 1 on 3/20 (along Rock Road).
Sightings from UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
At the Burkhart Preserve:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS – 2 during this past week.
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
Cackling Geese – 2 on 3/18
ICELAND GULL – 1 from 3/8 to at least 3/18.
Also Great Black-backed Gull.
Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
At the Tohickon boat launch:
RED-NECKED GREBES – 2 on 3/19.