* Central Pennsylvania
* April 17, 2014
CINNAMON TEAL (Dauphin Co.)
AMERICAN BITTERN (Huntingdon Co.)
SNOWY EGRET (Dauphin & Lebanon Cos.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
April 17, 2014
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 April 17, 2014. However, the problems with the PABIRDS listserv and various email programs persists. I did not receive any reports from PABIRDS the last three days.
Two RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on April 10 at Canoe Creek State Park (CS).
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting TURKEY VULTURES, 1 OSPREY, 1 BALD EAGLES, NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, COOPER'S HAWKS, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 8 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 2 RED-TAILED HAWKS, GOLDEN EAGLES, AMERICAN KESTREL, MERLINS and PEREGRINE FALCON between April 10 and 13 (RMc, BSt).
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 8 TURKEY VULTURES, 30 OSPREY, 2 BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 48 SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, 9 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 364 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 58 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 5 GOLDEN EAGLES, 5 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 1 MERLIN and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between April 10 and 14 (JK, NB).
One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen between April 11 and 12 at Black Moshannon State Park (NB, JDu, AL).
Up to 1 SURF SCOTER, 6 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 6 RED-THROATED LOONS, 3 RED-NECKED GREBES, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 CASPIAN TERN and 1 COMMON TERN were observed between April 11 and 15 at Bald Eagle State Park (AL, MS, JV, MR).
One GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on April 11 at Colyer Lake Recreation Area (RD, BS). One RED-NECKED GREBE was present on April 14 (JV).
One VIRGINIA RAIL was heard calling on April 13 at Julian Wetlands (NBu).
One SURF SCOTER, 1 RED-THROATED LOON, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE and 2 CASPIAN TERNS were seen on April 11 at Treasure Lake (DR, DRe).
One RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 CASPIAN TERNS and 1 COMMON TERN were observed on April 11 at Sabula Lake (DR, DRe).
One COMMON TERN was found on April 11 at DuBois Reservoir (DR, DRe).
One FORSTER'S TERN was seen on April 11 at Bimini Lake (DR, DRe).
Up to 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES and 3 CASPIAN TERNS were seen between April 10 and 15 in the Susquehanna River from the West Fairview Boat Launch (DH, WC, RK, BF, TJ, ASt, BQ, CM, AL). The CINNAMON TEAL was out in the middle of the Susquehanna River from West Fairview on April 13 (TJ).
One RED-NECKED GREBE was observed on April 12 in the Susquehanna River from the Tri-County Boat Club (GD).
One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on April 12 in the Susquehanna River from the Heritage Park Access (ZM).
One SNOWY EGRET was observed on April 14 flying over the Susquehanna River at the I-81 George Wade Bridge Road (KB).
One RED-THROATED LOON was seen off of 1210 Maple Lane in Wilcox (JF).
An adult BALD EAGLE was seen on April 12 perched in Letterkenny on the other side of Route 533 from Bender's Pond (BO).
Three CASPIAN TERNS were seen on April 11 in Raystown Lake from Seven Points (TK, DK). One RED-NECKED GREBE was present on April 14 at Raystown Dam (GD).
One AMERICAN BITTERN was observed on April 13 at Old Crow Wetland (JK, GD).
Up to 5 RED-NECKED GREBES and 5 LITTLE GULLS were seen between April 10 and 13 in the Susquehanna River from Wrightsville (ML, RS, ME).
One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen in the Susquehanna River off of 1874 Long Level Road (CM).
A SNOWY EGRET was seen on April 11 near a pond along Sherks Church Road east of Grantville (TB, KB, JD, CB).
One RED-NECKED GREBE was observed between April 11 and 15 at Memorial Lake in Fort Indiantown Gap (TB, KB, TJ, AM, RK).
Three GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERs were spotted on April 12 at the Reistville ponds along Fox Road (SS).
One RED-NECKED GREBE continues to be seen through April 12 at the Millardsville Quarry (RM).
One NORTHERN GOSHAWK was observed on April 13 soaring over yard in Lebanon (JH).
Up to 3 RED-NECKED GREBES and 2 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen between April 11 and 15 at Rose Valley Lake (DB, DBr).
One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on April 15 at Victory Park in Lewistown (CK).
One VIRGINIA RAIL was seen on April 12 at the Montandon Wetlands (AS).
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting BLACK VULTURE, TURKEY VULTURES, 11 OSPREY, 2 BALD EAGLES, 5 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 16 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 17 COOPER'S HAWKS, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 84 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 11 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 3 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 1 MERLIN and PEREGRINE FALCON between April 10 and 15 (LG).
Two RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on April 11 at Nessmuck Lake and Park (LS).
Up to 2 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on April 12 at Hill Creek State Park (KR, RF, GT, JFi).
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on April 13 along Wolfland Road (NBl).
One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen between April 10 and 12 at Codorus State Park (HM).
One RED-NECKED GREBE and 1 immature BALD EAGLE were observed on April 12 at Gifford Pinchot State Park (WC, TS, WC).
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: Kathy Becker (KB), Tim Becker (TB), Nicholas Block (NBl), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Christopher Bortz (CB), Dan Brauning (DB), David Brown (DBr), Nan Butkovich (NBu), William Clifton (WC), Jerrod Derr (JD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Gordon Dimmig (GD), Jim Dunn (JDu), Mike Epler (ME), Richard Faber (RF), John Fedak (JF), Jim Fiorentino (JFi), Bill Franz (BF), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Jonathan Heller (JH), Daniel Hinnebusch (DH), Tom Johnson (TJ), Chad Kauffman (CK), Jon Kauffman (JK), Ramsay Koury (RK), David Kyler (DK), Trudy Kyler (TK), Alex Lamoreaux (AL), Meridith Lombard (ML), Annette Mathes (AM), Carolyn Mathur (CM), Rosemary McGlynn (RMc), Henry McLin (HM), Zachary Millen (ZM), Randy Miller (RM), Bill Oyler (BO), Brian Quindlen (BQ), Dick Rehermann (DRe), Dan Richards (DR), Kathryn Riley (KR), Matthew Rockmore (MR), Matthew Sabatine (MS), Brian Schmoke (BS), Carlton Schooley (CS), Allen Schweinsberg (AS), Robin Smith (RS), Stan Stahl (SS), Arthur Steinberger (ASt), Bob Stewart (BSt), Lisa Sumner (LS), Timothy Swartz (TS), Gary Tyson (GT), Joe Verica (JV). 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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P.O. Box 486
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