Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: May 4th 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 Trexler Nature Preserve on May 4th. Meet
at the Lehigh Valley Zoo parking lot at 7:30 AM. Trip leader will be Chris
The field trip to Jacobsburg State Park on May 5th has been cancelled due to
expected, unrelenting rain.
Another field trip will go to the Jordan Creek Parkway on May 11th. Meet at
the tennis courts parking lot off Lehnert / Scherersville Road at 7:30 AM.
Trip leader will be Alan Jennings.
Yet another field trip will go to the Plainfield Township Recreation Trail
on May 12th. Meet at the Park & Ride lot at the William Penn Highway exit
of Route 33, just south of Route 22 at 7:00 AM. I will be leading this
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:
MARSH WREN – 1 on 5/1.
Sightings from HOUSENICK PARK, Northampton County:
Rusty Blackbirds – 2 on 5/1 and 5/2.
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS – 3 on 4/27 and 4/30
LONG-TAILED DUCKS – 2 on 4/30
PACIFIC LOON – 1 from 4/23 to at least 5/3
RED-THROATED LOONS – 1 on 4/26; 2 on 4/28.
Red-breasted Mergansers – 4 on 4/26; 1 from 4/27 to 4/30; 2 on 5/1 and 5/2.
Sightings from TREXLER PARK, Lehigh County:
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH – 1 on 5/2.
Sightings from the HAAFSVILLE area, Lehigh County:
LITTLE BLUE HERON – 1 on 5/1 (adult).
Sightings from SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
Rusty Blackbird – 1 on 4/30.
Sightings from UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
At the Burkhart Preserve:
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER – 1 on 5/1.
Sightings from QUAKERTOWN SWAMP, Bucks County:
MARSH WREN – 1 on 5/2.
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Walt Road area:
SURF SCOTER – 1 on 5/1
Buffleheads – 15 on 5/1.
Sightings from the RIEGELSVILLE area, Bucks County:
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER – 1 on 4/29.
Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – 1 on 5/1
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER – 1 on 5/1.
Also Red-breasted Nuthatch.