Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: March 31st at 6:00 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 beginner’s bird walk at the Monocacy Nature Center on April
21st. Meet at the parking lot on Illick’s Mill Road at 8:00 AM. Trip
leaders will be Sue Mahan and Stephen Kloiber.
There will also be a field trip to the Bethlehem Boat Club area of the
Lehigh Canal on April 22nd. Meet at the Park & Ride lot at the William Penn
Highway exit of Route 33, just south of Route 22 at 7:30 AM. I will be
leading this trip.
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 the MARTINS CREEK PPL POWER PLANT area, Northampton County:
At the boat launch area:
Spotted Sandpiper – 1 to at least 3/29 (over-wintering for 3rd winter).
Sightings from PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the Grand Central landfill:
ICELAND GULLS – 2 on 3/28 (first-winter).
Sightings from JACOBSBURG STATE PARK, Northampton County:
ICELAND GULL – 1 on 3/25 (first-winter; fly-by)
Yellow-rumped “Audubon’s” Warbler – 1 from 3/14 to at least 3/25 (near the
Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At Seiple’s Pond:
ROSS’S GEESE – 2 on 3/24; 1 on 3/25.
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
Red-breasted Mergansers – 4 to 3/25; 1 on 3/26.
Sightings from the ALLENTOWN area, Lehigh County:
At the Dorney Park pond:
SANDHILL CRANES – 6 on 3/29 (fly-by’s).
Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
At the fishing pier:
REDHEADS – 9 on 3/29
RED-NECKED GREBES – 2 to at least 3/29.
Also Blue-winged Teal.
At the Tohickon area:
PINE SISKINS – 6 on 3/27.
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Walt Road area:
LONG-TAILED DUCKS – 5 on 3/29
Lesser Scaup – 28 on 3/29
Horned Grebes – 24 on 3/29.
Also Blue-winged Teal.