- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* May 26, 2016
* PACE1605.26
Bird Highlights
TRUMPETER SWAN (Huntingdon Co.)
SANDHILL CRANE (Sullivan Co.)
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (Lancaster Co.)
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE (Franklin Co.)
DICKCISSEL (Cumberland Co.)
PINE SISKIN (Centre, Franklin, Huntingdon & Lycoming Cos.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
May 26, 2016
To Report: TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy
Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings made the week prior to Thursday, May 26, 2016.

BEDFORD COUNTY:
One immature GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on May 20 soaring over Dunnings Creek Wetlands (VG, CK, AM).

Two FORSTER'S TERNS and 1 COMMON TERN were observed on May 22 at Shawnee State Park (BB, TB, BBy).

BLAIR COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on May 20at Frosty Hollow (LBu).

CARBON COUNTY:
One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen between May 19 and 23 at Wild Creek Reservoir (RR, JD).

CENTRE COUNTY:
Up to 2 PINE SISKINS visited a feeder through May 23 at Turtle Creek Apartments (JP).

One PINE SISKIN continued to visit a home in Park Forest Village through May 19 (SB).

One SORA was seen between May 19 and 22 at the east pool of Julian Wetlands (BS, JG, JP).

One YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was observed on May 21 along Goss Hollow Lane (LC, JC).

Three DUNLIN were seen on May 22 at Bald Eagle State Park (WL).

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER visited a feeder at the Wilson's property on May 22 (DP).

One ALDER FLYCATCHER and a "BREWSTER'S WARBLER" were observed on May 24 at Scotia Barrens (JCo).

CLEARFIELD COUNTY:
One MARSH WREN was seen on May 20 at the swamp along Platt Road (DR).

A LONG-TALED DUCK continues to be observed through May 20 at Bimini Lake (DR).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
One DICKCISSEL was seen on May 20 along Hilltop Road about 0.1 mile east of its intersection with Route 696 (MS).

Two CASPIAN TERNS were observed on May 22 at Opossum Lake (DK).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
Two EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were seen between May 19 and 23 at Greencastle Reservoir (CB, BO).

Up to 8 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders along Laurel Drive through May 23 (VB).

HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
One LEAST BITTERN continues to be seen through May 20 at Old Crow Wetlands (MS). One TRUMPETER SWAN was present on May 23 (RL).

Three PINE SISKINS were observed on May 20 at Greenwood Furnace State Park (NB).

Two PINE SISKINS visited the Wentzel's feeders on May 20 (DW).

There were 13 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 5 LEAST SANDPIPERS and 3 DUNLINS along Allison Road outside of Petersburg on May 22 (JK).

One PINE SISKIN was seen on May 23 at 9524 Stone Ridge Road (GG).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
One WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen on May 19 off of Junction Road (BC). One LESSER YELLOWLEGS was present on May 25 (ZM).

Three COMMON TERNS were observed on May 19 at Columbia River Park (BC).

One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen on May 23 at the Chestnut Grove Natural Area (LB).

LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and 1 YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER were seen on May 20 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (ME, EH, TN, ME, VP).

LEBANON COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on May 21 at Marquette Lake (TN).

One DUNLIN was observed on May 23 at the pond near the intersection of Fox and Prescott Roads (DBi).

LUZERNE COUNTY:
One AMERICAN BITTERN was seen on May 20 off Mountain Springs Lake Road in State Game Lands 57 (AG).

Two SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were observed on May 24 at the Kelayres Reclaimed Minelands (JD).

LYCOMING COUNTY:
Two PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders at 1852 Log Run Road through May 20 (SP).

One RUSTY BLACKBIRD was seen on May 19 at Rattlesnake Rock to the Ross Run Access along Pine Creek (DB).

One PINE SISKIN was observed on May 23 at the Williamsport Water Treatment Plant (DB).

MCKEAN COUNTY:
One LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 1 WESTERN SANDPIPER were seen between May 20 and 22 off of Township Route 416 near the Allegheny River (AB).

SULLIVAN COUNTY:
Up to 5 SANDHILL CRANES were seen between May 21 and 22 along SR 4024 (AG, RM).

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY:
One BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen on May 20 at the dam across the Susquehanna River (JS).

TIOGA COUNTY:
Up to 3 MARSH WRENS continue to be seen through May 20 at Marsh Creek in The Muck (KC, RH, GT).

Up to 5 PINE SISKINS were observed on May 21 at Hills Creek State Park (KC, SM, RH, GT).

Two SISKINS visited feeders on May 21 at the Minnick property (SM).

UNION COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen through May 22 along Wolfland Road (WS).

CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTS:
If you miss the usual Thursday postings of the Central PA Birdline on BIRDEAST and PABIRDS, I will also be posting it on my page web site at:
http://people.delphiforums.com/MCCONAUGHY/currentbl.htm

*PORC = Pennsylvania Ornithological Record Committee. Rare bird sightings should be documented with written descriptions and photographs whenever possible and sent to PORC for review. To submit a report to PORC go to this link:
http://www.pabirds.org/records/

The following people have contributed to this report: V. Barnes (VB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Chuck Berthoud (CB), Don Billet (DBi), Barry Blust (BB), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Susan Braun (SB), Dan Brennan (DB), Anna Bressan (AB), David Brown (DB), Thomas Buehl Jr. (TB), Lowell Burket (LBu), Brian Byrnes (BBy), Bruce Carl (BC), Jonathan Carter (JC), Lindera Carter (LC), Jack Cochran (JCo), Ken Cooper (KC), Jonathan DeBalko (JD), Mike Epler (ME), Vernon Gauthier (VG), Greg Grove (GG), Al Guarente (AG), Joe Gyekis (JG), Rich Hanlon (RH), Eric Hartshaw (EH), Chad Kauffman (CK), Jon Kauffman (JK), Dave Kerr (DK), Wayne Laubscher (WL), Renee Lubert (RL), Annette Mathes (AM), Robert Megraw (RM), Zachary Millen (ZM), Sean Minnick (SM), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Vince Pantanella (VP), Stephen Pinkerton (SP), Julia Plummer (JP), Donna Preskitt (DP), Rich Rehrig (RR), Dan Richards (DR), Matthew Sabatine (MS), Brian Schmoke (BS), Jerry Skinner (JS), William Snyder (WS), Gary Tyson (GT) and Doug Wentzel (DW). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request.


I would also like to point out that one of the people who regularly reports to the hotline is Bob Schutsky, owner of BIRD TREKS Tours. He leads birding tours in other areas of North and Central America. You can contact him at 717-548-3303 or at his new web site:
http://www.birdtreks.com">http://www.birdtreks.com
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Mark A. McConaughy      TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468      (724) 527-5585 x103
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