* Central Pennsylvania
* July 07, 2016
AMERICAN AVOCET (Franklin Co.)
MARSH WREN (Tioga Co.)
BLUE GROSBEAK (Cumberland & Franklin Cos.)
DICKCISSEL (Adams, Cumberland & Franklin Cos.)
PINE SISKIN (Franklin & McKean Cos.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
July 07, 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, July 7, 2016.
Up to 2 DICKCISSELS continue to be seen through July 4 along Possum Hollow Road (PK).
One BLUE GROSBEAK and 4 DICKCISSELS were seen on July 2 along 401-425 Hunters Road near Newville (VG). Three DICKCISSELS were found along Hunters Road on July 4 (AM, RK).
Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were observed on July 2 at the Big Spring (BF).
One DICKCISSEL was seen on July 4 along Ponderosa Road (RK, AM).
One AMERICAN AVOCET was seen on June 30 at the Greencastle Reservoir (DG, DB).
One PINE SISKIN continues to be observed through June 30 visiting feeders along Laurel Drive (VB).
One BLUE GROSBEAK and 2 DICKCISSEL were seen on July 3 in the Boundary-Burkett Roads area (BO).
One immature BLUE GROSBEAK was seen through July 3 along Flint Road north of Van Wert (MT, CK).
One ALDER FLYCATCHER was seen on July 4 at the ponds along Route 897 in Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (RM).
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen along the Corridor at Fort Indiantown Gap (IG).
One PINE SISKIN was seen on July 4 in the Corydon yard and woods (TR).
One CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on June 30 along Old Bloss Road (RH, KC).
Up to 2 MARSH WRENS continue to be observed through July 5 at Marsh Creek in The Muck (RH, KC).
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was see on June 30 along Ranck Road (RN).
Up to 4 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be observed through July 3 along Wolfland Road (WS).
Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be seen through July 2 along the Dales Ridge Trail (MH).
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:
*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:
The following people have contributed to this report:
V. Barnes (VB), Dustin Brace (DB), Ken Cooper (KC), Bill Franz (BF), Ian Gardner (IG), Vern Gauthier (VG), Dale Gearhart (DG), Rich Hanlon (RH), Matthew Heintzelman (MH), Chad Kauffman (CK), Phil Keener (PK), Ramsay Koury (RK), Annette Mathes (AM), Randy Miller (RM), Richard Nugent (RN), Bill Oyler (BO), Tessa Rhinehart (TR), William Snyder (WS) and Marvin Troyer (MT). 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:
Mark A. McConaughy TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
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