Date: 5/4/18 10:40 am From: Dave DeReamus <becard...> Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 5/4/2018
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* May 4, 2018
- Birds mentioned
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: May 4th at 1:00 PM
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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 the Trexler Nature Preserve on May 5th. Meet
at the Lehigh Valley Zoo parking lot at 7:00 AM. Trip leader will be
There will also be a field trip to Jacobsburg State Park on May 6th. Meet
at the Henry’s Woods parking lot at the parking at 7:30 AM. Trip leader
will be Mike Schall.
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 LAKE MINSI, Northampton County:
AMERICAN BITTERNS – 2 on 5/3.
Sightings from EAST BANGOR DAM, Northampton County:
VIRGINIA RAILS – 3 on 5/3
SORA – 1 on 5/3.
Sightings from the WIND GAP area, Northampton County:
Whip-poor-will – 1 on 5/3.
Sightings from the GREEN POND area, Northampton County:
LONG-TAILED DUCK – 1 on 5/3 and 5/4.
Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At Seiple’s Pond:
ROSS’S GOOSE – 1 to at least 5/1
Merlin – 1 on 5/4.
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
RED-THROATED LOON – 1 to at least 4/27.
Sightings from the HAAFSVILLE area, Lehigh County:
Rusty Blackbird – 1 on 4/28 and 4/29.
Sightings from QUAKERTOWN SWAMP, Bucks County:
AMERICAN BITTERNS – 4 on 5/1.
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
SNOWY EGRET – 1 on 4/28.
Sightings from GIVING POND, Bucks County:
RED-NECKED GREBE – 1 on 4/27.