Date: 5/2/18 9:12 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 24 April 2018 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE04.24.18twoweeks

Highlights:
RED-THROATED LOON
RED-NECKED GREBE (Beaver, Erie, and Venango Counties)
AMERICAN BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Erie County)
TRUMPETER SWAN
CACKLING GOOSE (Erie County)
FORSTER'S TERN
CASPIAN TERN
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Crawford County)
BONAPARTE'S GULL
GLAUCOUS GULL (Erie County)
DUNLIN
SNOWY OWL (Erie County)
LONG-EARED OWL
SHORT-EARED OWL
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
CLIFF SWALLOW
SAVANNAH SPARROW
RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Contributors: John Boback, Dave Brooke, Alan Buriak, Sheree Daugherty, Michael David, Karyn Delaney, Mike Fialkovich, John Flannigan, Amy Henrici, Rob Hodgson, Matt Juskowich, Scott Kinzey, Jeff McDonald, Jerry McWilliams, Clare Nicolls, Richard Nugent, Gina Rubino, Kate St. John, Jack Solomon, Jerry Stanley, Ryan Tomazin, Marjorie Van Tassel, Mark Vass, Daniel Weeks.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 through Tuesday, 24 April 2018 (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: GREAT EGRET, BALD EAGLE, COMMON LOON, FOX SPARROW continue to be reported, and FOY BROAD-WINGED HAWK, FOY SOLITARY SANDPIPER, FOY SPOTTED SANDPIPER, and the FOY warblers and vireos are being reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 4/10, 4/11, and 4/15 at Frick Park, WINTER WREN (DW, JSo).

At Harmar Dam on 4/11, 4 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (MF).

On 4/13 at Knob Hill Park, 2 WINTER WRENS (KD).

At Harrison Hills Park on 4/14 and 4/15, 2 PURPLE MARTINS; also on 4/15, 1 COMMON RAVEN (DB).

On 4/14 at Wingfield Pines, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (MJ).

At Sneeds on 4/15, 1 SAVANNAH SPARROW, WINTER WREN (KSJ).

In Hampton Township on 4/14, 1 western morph SLATE-COLORED JUNCO (RN).

On 4/15 in Oakmont, 6 CASPIAN TERNS, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL (MD).

In Fox Chapel on 4/19, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS (SK).

On 4/19 near the the Woods Run Penitentiary, 2 SURF SCOTERS (JMcD).

This week in Plum, PURPLE FINCH, PINE SISKINS (AH).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

On 4/12 at Crooked Creek Lake, 1 DUNLIN, 4-5 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (reported to MVan); on 4/18, 1 SAVANNAH SPARROW (MVan).

At Keystone Lake on 4/21, RED-THROATED LOON, 5 REDHEADS, 77 BONAPARTE'S GULLS (AB).


BEAVER COUNTY:

At Vanport on 4/11, 17 LONG-TAILED DUCKS and others; on 4/19, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE (GR).

On 4/13 at Raccoon Creek Wildflower Reserve, WINTER WREN and others (KSJ).

On 4/19 in Rochester, sightings included 3 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 3 SURF SCOTERS, 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (MVas).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 4/13 at Moraine State Park, sightings included NORTHERN SHOVELER, BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 1 RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 1 PURPLE FINCH (SD); on 4/22, 26 CLIFF SWALLOWS (KD); on 4/23, RUSTY BLACKBIRDS and others (SD).

On 4/21 at Squaw Valley Woodlands, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL (DW).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

At Custards Marsh on 4/11, 2 BLACK SCOTERS (RH).

On 4/15 at Conneaut Lake, 300 BONAPARTE'S GULLS (CN).

In the Pymatuning area on 4/15, NORTHERN PINTAIL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 35 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 1 LONG-TAILED DUCK, 9 CASPIAN TERNS, 2 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS (CN).


ERIE COUNTY:

At Presque Isle on 4/11, sightings included 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON; on 4/12, 53 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 2 MERLINS, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON, 2 CASPIAN TERNS; on 4/13, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 AMERICAN BITTERN, 18 CASPIAN TERNS; on 4/14, 1 CACKLING GOOSE, 1 SNOWY OWL, 1 LONG-EARED OWL, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL; on 4/15, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 50 DUNLIN; on 4/18, 2 SURF SCOTERS; on 4/19, 1 LONG-EARED OWL, 1 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL; on 4/20, 2 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 1 GLAUCOUS GULL; on 4/21, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE; on 4/22, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 2 MERLINS, 8 PURPLE MARTINS, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL, 7 CASPIAN TERNS; on 4/23, 5 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 MERLIN, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON, 15 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 4 CASPIAN TERNS, PURPLE MARTINS; on 4/24, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS; also reported this week were up to 6 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS (JMcW).


FAYETTE COUNTY:

On 4/19 at Greenlick Run Lake, 8 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 12 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 145 BONAPARTE'S GULLS (MF).


GREENE COUNTY:

On 4/19 at Ryerson Station State Park, 3 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 4 GREATER YELLOWLEGS (JB).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 4/13 along Tieline Road, 19 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS (FOY) (MVas).


VENANGO COUNTY:

At Kahle Lake on 4/11, FORSTER'S TERN, 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS; on 4/15, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, 1 FORSTER'S TERN; on 4/16 and 4/18, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE; on 4/19, 2 RED-THROATED LOONS (JSt).

In Buttermilk Hill on 4/11, 18 BONAPARTE'S GULLS; on 4/17, 2 flyover SANDHILL CRANES (JSt).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

At Canonsburg Lake on 4/16, 1 CLIFF SWALLOW (JF).

On 4/22 in the Greencove/Taylorstown area, sightings included SORA, VIRGINIA RAIL, 2 COMMON RAVENS (RT).


WESTMORELAND COUNTY:

Through 4/14 at at the Lowber Wetlands, 1 TRUMPETER SWAN (MD).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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