Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: May 12th at 5:00 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 the Jordan Creek Parkway on May 12th. Meet at
the tennis courts parking lot off Lehnert / Scherersville Roads lot at 7:30
AM. Trip leader will be Alan Jennings.
There will also be a field trip to the Plainfield Township Recreation Trail.
Meet at the Park & Ride Lot off the William Penn Highway exit of Route 33,
just south of Route 22 at 7:00 AM. I will be leading this trip.
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 PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the Grand Central landfill:
BLUE GROSBEAK – 1 on 5/7.
Sightings from JACOBSBURG STATE PARK, Northampton County:
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH – 1 on 5/5.
Sightings from LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
Along Christian Springs Road:
CATTLE EGRET – 1 on 5/7.
Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At Seiple’s Pond:
ROSS’S GOOSE – 1 to at least 5/9.
Sightings from the HAAFSVILLE area, Lehigh County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 5/7.
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
Red-breasted Merganser – 1 to at least 5/10.
Sightings from the PENN FOREST RESERVOIR area, Carbon County:
RED-THROATED LOONS – 1 on 5/6; 3 to at least 5/10.
Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County:
RED-THROATED LOON – 1 to at least 5/10.
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
Short-billed Dowitcher – 1 on 5/6
Bonaparte’s Gulls – 8 on 5/6
Caspian Terns – 6 on 5/6
FORSTER’S TERNS – 4 on 5/6.
Sightings from STATE GAME LANDS 157, Bucks County:
On Haycock Mountain:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS – 2 on 5/7
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 5/7.