Date: 5/10/19 10:13 pm From: Dave DeReamus <becard...> Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 5/11/2019
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* May 11, 2019
- Birds mentioned
LITTLE BLUE HERON
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: May 11th at 1:00 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 11th. Meet at
the tennis courts parking lot off Lehnert / Scherersville Road at 7:30 AM.
Trip leader will be Alan Jennings.
There will also be a field trip 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
Another field trip will go to Leaser Lake on May 18th. Meet at the Tilghman
Square parking lot, near the Red Robin restaurant, just west of Route 309 at
6:30 AM. Trip leader will be Fritz Brock.
Yet another field trip will go to Brady’s Lake in Monroe County on May 19th.
Meet at the Kmart parking lot in Wind Gap, just north of the Route 512 exit
off Route 33 at 6:30 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 GREEN POND area, Northampton County:
GLOSSY IBIS – 3 on 5/5 and 5/6
Lesser Black-backed Gulls – 2 on 5/9 (‘fly-by’s)
Stilt Sandpipers – 2 on 5/4.
Sightings from HOUSENICK PARK, Northampton County:
Rusty Blackbirds – 2 from 5/1 to 5/3; 1 on 5/4.
Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
PACIFIC LOON – 1 from 4/23 to at least 5/8
Red-breasted Mergansers – 5 on 5/2; 1 on 5/3; 2 from 5/6 to at least 5/8
BLACK TERNS – 2 on 5/7
PINE SISKINS – 2 on 5/8 (‘fly-by’s).
Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County:
RED-THROATED LOON – 1 on 5/4
Caspian Terns – 3 on 5/5
BLUE GROSBEAKS – 3 on 5/4; 2 from 5/5 to at least 5/9.
Sightings from STATE GAME LANDS 217, Lehigh County:
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 5/9.
Sightings from LYNN TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER – 1 on 5/5 (along Steinsville Road).
Sightings from the NEW TRIPOLI area, Lehigh County:
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 5/8.
Sightings from the CEMENTON area, Lehigh County:
Bonaparte’s Gull – 1 on 5/7.
Sightings from HANOVER CANAL PARK (LAKE CATASAUQUA), Lehigh County:
SANDHILL CRANES – 2 on 5/4 (‘fly-by’s).
Sightings from the HAAFSVILLE area, Lehigh County:
LITTLE BLUE HERON – 1 from 5/1 to at least 5/9 (adult).
Sightings from the BREINIGSVILLE area, Lehigh County:
Rusty Blackbird – 1 on 5/6 (along Long Lane).
Sightings from UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
At the Burkhart Preserve:
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH – 1 on 5/3.
Sightings from the HENNINGSVILLE area, Berks County:
AMERICAN BITTERNS – 2 on 5/5 (‘fly-by’s)
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 5/4.
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Knight Road area:
Rusty Blackbird – 1 on 5/6.
Sightings from the RIEGELSVILLE area, Bucks County:
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER – 1 on 4/29 to at least 5/7.
Sightings from LAKE TOWHEE, Bucks County:
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER – 1 on 5/3.