* Central Pennsylvania
* July 24, 2014
AMERICAN AVOCET (Lancaster Co.)
MARSH WREN (Tioga Co.)
DICKCISSEL (Franklin Co.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
July 24, 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 Thursday, July 24, 2014.
One BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen on July 21 along Waltonville Road near Hummelstown (EB).
One DICKCISSEL was seen on July 19 calling from a wire along Wenger Road near Chambersburg (BO).
A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was observed on July 22 at the Kriner Road retention pond (CG, BO).
One SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen on July 22 at Parsons Ponds in Port Royal (CK).
One AMERICAN AVOCET was seen on July 17 at Conejohela Flats (ML, LB, ME).
Up to 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 1 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and 5 LEAST SANDPIPERS were seen on July 19 AND 21 at the Reistville Ponds (RM).
One immature LITTLE BLUE HERON, 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS and 15 LEAST SANDPIPERS were seen on July 19 at Plymouth Flats (JD).
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed on July 23 at Beech Mountain Lakes (JD).
One MARSH WREN was seen on July 18 at Marsh Creek in The Muck (LS).
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: Larry Bernhardt (LB), Ed Bernot (EB), Jonathan DeBalko (JD), Mike Epler (ME), Carl Garner (CG), Chad Kauffman (CK), Meredith Lombard (ML), Randy Miller (RM), Bill Oyler (BO), Lisa Sumner (LS). 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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