* Central Pennsylvania
* September 3, 2015
TRUMPETER SWAN (Lycoming Co.)
GLOSSY IBIS (Luzerne Co.)
MARBLED GODWIT (Lancaster Co.)
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (Lancaster Co.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
September 3, 2015
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, September 3, 2015.
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 4 BLACK VULTURES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 4 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 21 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 7 RED-TAILED HAWKs and 3 AMERICAN KESTRELS between August 27 and September 1 (TD, RMc, BSt, CM, MM).
Up to 2 SANDERLINGS were seen between August 29 and 30 at Bald Eagle State Park (JDu, CE, JV).
An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was observed on August 31 at Scotia Barrens (JV).
Waggoner's Gap Hawk Watch reports counting 20 OSPREY, 24 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 15 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 4 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 55 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 18 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 5 AMERICAN KESTRELS between August 27 and September 2 (DG, RF, GW, KG, RM).
One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen on August 29 along Ridge Road (VG, AM).
One "LAWRENCE'S WARBLER" was observed on August 29 in the propagation ponds in State Game Lands 169 (VG,
BO). One WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was present on August 30 along Bridgewater Road in State Game Lands 169 (BF). A MARSH WREN was found at Mountain Road Marsh on August 31 (VG).
One GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen on August 31 at Pine Grove Furnace (BO).
Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen on August 28 along Greenland Road (DH).
Nine CASPIAN TERNS were observed on August 30 over the Susquehanna River at the Canal Lock site south of Royalton (DK).
Two CASPIAN TERNS were seen on August 30 over the Susquehanna River from the West Fairview Boat Ramp (RKo, AM).
Eighteen adult and immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were observed on August 31 at a private portion of Fort Indiantown Gap (IG).
One VIRGINIA RAIL was seen on August 29 along Upper Horse Valley Road in State Game Lands 76 (BO).
Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reports tabulating 1 BALD EAGLE, 7 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS and 1 RED-TAILED HAWK on September 1 (GG).
Three LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 1 MARBLED GODWIT, 1 STILT SANDPIPER and 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER were seen on August 28 at Conejohela Flats (ME).
Up to 1 VIRGINIA RAIL and 3 SORAS were observed between August 29 and 30 at the large pond in the Chestnut Grove Natural Area along with uncounted numbers of GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS and LEAST SANDPIPERS (ML, DK).
Two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were seen on September 1 at the Sod Farm along Graystone Road (DH).
One adult BALD EAGLE and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON were seen on August 31 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (RMi).
Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 7 OSPREY, 6 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 5 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 25 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 11 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 1 AMERICAN KESTREL between August 27 and 30 (MC, DS, RP, FW, SC).
One GLOSSY IBIS continues to be seen through August 30 at the restricted access area of Plymouth Flats (JDe). Up to 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and 1 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER also were seen between August 29 and 30 at Plymouth Flats (JDe).
One MOURNING WARBLER was observed on August 29 at Nescopeck State Park (JDe).
One TRUMPETER SWAN continues to be seen through August 31 at the Williamsport Dam (DP, BB, BBr, DBr, DBro).
N. White Deer Ridge Hawk Watch reported counting 1 OSPREY, 3 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 1 SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 10 BROAD-WINGED HAWK and 3 RED TAILED HAWKS on August 29 (DBr).
Jack's Mountain Hawk Watch counted 2 OSPREY, 2 BALD EAGLES, 4 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 3 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS and 2 RED-TAILED HAWKS on August 31 (LW, DSm).
One GOLDEN-WINGED WARLBER was seen on August 28 along Laurel Run in Tuscarora State Forest (VG).
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 6 TURKEY VULTURES, 15 OSPREY, 7 BALD EAGLES, 5 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 10 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 2 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 49 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 10 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 9 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 3 MERLINS between August 27 and September 1 (LG, DB, RK, MR, BBro, JD, DH, MJM, RF). An OLIVE-SIDE FLYCATCHER was also seen on August 27 and 30 (LG, DB, RK, DHu, MJM).
One MARSH WREN continues to be observed through August 29 along the Webster Road rail trail puddles (LS).
One YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on August 28 at Rocky Ridge County Park (CB). Two OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were present on August 30 (CB).
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:
Dave Barber (DB), Chuck Berthoud (CB), Bracken Brown (BBro), Bob Brown (BB), Bobby Brown (BBr), Dave Brown (DBr), Deb Brown (DBro), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), Jonathan DeBalko (JDe), Jason Deeter (JD), Tom Dick (TD), Jim Dunn (JD), Carl Engstrom (CE), Mike Epler (ME), Rob Feldman (RF), Bill Franz (BF), Ron Freed (RF), Ian Gardner (IG), Vern Gauthier (VG), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Dave Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Deuane Hoffman (DH), David Hughes (DHu), Rudy Keller (RK), Dave Kerr (DK), Ramsay Koury (RKo), Meredith Lombard (ML), Annette Mathes (AM), Rosemary McGlynn (RMc), Robert McLaughlin (RM), Mary Jane McMillan (MJM), Randy Miller (RMi), Che Mincone (CM), Marian Mincone (MM), Bill Oyler (BO), Dale Plumley (DP), Richard Pohner (RP), Marc Robinson (MR), Dave Schwenk (DS), Darrell Smith (DSm), Bob Stewart (BSt), Lisa Sumner (LS), Joe Verica (JV), Gene Wagner (GW), Linda Whitesel (LW) and Fred Wilcox (FW). 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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