Date: 9/22/18 1:44 am From: Dave DeReamus <becard...> Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 9/22/2018
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* September 22, 2018
- Birds mentioned
TOWNSEND’S WARBLER (2nd area record)
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: September 22nd 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 the Scotts Mountain hawkwatch at Merrill Creek
Reservoir in nearby New Jersey on September 23rd. 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.
There will also be a field trip to the Woodland Hills Preserve in Lower
Saucon Township on September 30th. Meet at the Woodland Hills Preserve
parking lot (located 0.9 miles north of Easton Road) at 7:30 AM. Trip
leader will be Adam Smith.
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 WIND GAP area, Northampton County:
Lesser Black-backed Gulls – 100+ on 9/14.
Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
PHILADELPHIA VIREO – 1 on 9/18
CONNECTICUT WARBLER – 1 on 9/18.
Sightings from HOUSENICK PARK, Northampton County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 9/15.
Sightings from MOORE TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 9/12.
Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Osprey – 47 on 9/19; 32 on 9/21
Bald Eagles – 10 on 9/8; 12 on 9/18; 15 on 9/19
Broad-winged Hawks – 1666 on 9/16
Golden Eagle – 1 on 9/14
Merlins – 5 on 9/19
Peregrine Falcons – 5 on 9/19; 8 on 9/21
TOWNSEND’S WARBLER – 1 on 9/15 (2nd area record).
Sightings from the HAAFSVILLE area, Lehigh County:
PINE SISKIN – 1 on 9/15.
Sightings from the MAXATAWNY area, Berks County:
Great Egrets – 14 on 9/16 (at the intersection of Schantz and Dietrich
Sightings from the ALBURTIS area, Lehigh County:
PHILADELPHIA VIREO – 1 on 9/11.
Sightings from the CENTER VALLEY area, Lehigh County:
MOURNING WARBLER – 1 on 9/12 (at DeSales University).
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Walt Road area:
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS – 3 on 9/7
BLACK TERN – 1 on 9/13.
Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
At the fishing pier:
FORSTER’S TERNS – 3 on 9/13
PHILADELPHIA VIREO – 1 on 9/14.
Sightings from STATE GAME LANDS 157, Bucks County:
On Haycock Mountain:
PHILADELPHIA VIREOS – 2 on 9/16.
Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
FORSTER’S TERNS – 2 on 9/9
Kentucky Warbler – 1 on 9/11.
Also Red-breasted Nuthatch.