* Central Pennsylvania
* November 20, 2014
BRANT (Carbon & Huntindon/Mifflin Cos.)
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (Lancaster Co.)
PINE SISKINS (Bedford/Somerset, Centre, Clearfield, Franklin, Huntingdon & Lebanon, Schuykill/Berks Cos.)
EVENING GROSBEAK (Susquehanna Co.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
November 20, 2014
To Report: [email protected]
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, November 20, 2014.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on November 14 flying over Route 15 south of Gettysburg (AW).
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 2 TURKEY VULTURES, 6 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 10 GOLDEN EAGLES between November 13 and 19 (EG, TD, DBo, JR, BG, BSt, BG, RMc). Eleven PINE SISKINS also were seen on November 15 (DBo).
One BRANT continues to be seen through at least November 14 at Beltzville State Park (PW, JW, RR). One WHITE-WINGED SCOTER also was present on November 14 (RR).
A GOLDEN EAGLE was observed on November 8 soaring over the county (RR).
A PINE SISKIN was heard calling on November 16 in Bald Eagle State Park (JC).
A PINE SISKIN visited a feeder on November 18 in the Kaywood Plan of Boalsburg (TP).
At least 3 PINE SISKINS visited feeders on November 14 at a home near DuBois (MA).
Waggoner Gap reported counting 17 TURKEY VULTURES, 4 BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 6 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 3 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, 3 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 57 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 20 GOLDEN EAGLES between November 13 and 19 (DG, GW, KG, RF, PF, CH, JL).
One NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on November 13 along I-81 in Dauphin County (JD).
PINE SISKINS visited feeders along Heisey Road on November 16 (BK).
Tuscarora Summit Hawk Watch reports counting 1 BLACK VULTURE, BALD EAGLE, 1 RED-SHOULDRED HAWKS, 2 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 3 GOLDEN EAGLES on November 13 and 16 (DGe).
PINE SISKINS were seen on November 15 along several trails at Shavers Creek Environmental Center (JK).
Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 8 TURKEY VULTURES, 6 BALD EAGLES, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 2 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 3 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 40 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 29 GOLDEN EAGLES between November 13 and 19 (TK, NB, DK, JK, GG, DSt, DWe, JP). Four BRANT also were seen on November 19 (GG).
A PEREGRINE FALCON and 5 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were seen on November 14 at Manheim Township Park (BC).
An immature male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD visited a residence near Akron between November 15 and 18 (BC, SL, LB, ZM, ML). This bird was caught and banded while confirming the identification as a RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (SL). Anyone wishing to see this bird can do so by parking in the Akron Church of the Brethren parking lot which is directly behind the property with the RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD. The feeders can be viewed from behind the wooden guard rail at the edge of the lot. People have permission to use this parking lot except on Sunday mornings between 8 AM and 12 noon. DO NOT leave the parking lot if you wish to view this bird. People DO NOT have permission to go into the yard with the feeders.
Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 2 BLACK VULTURES, 3 TURKEY VULTURES, 5 BALD EAGLES, 5 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 6 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 32 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 8 GOLDEN EAGLES and 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS between November 13 and 19 (FW, SC, DS, EC, GK, RP, MC). Between 75 and 100 PINE SISKINS also were seen on November 15 (DS). More PINE SISKINS (number not specified) were seen on November 16 (EC).
One dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and 5 flocks of PINE SISKINS totaling 81 individuals were seen on November 14 along Hicks Road in State Game Lands 145 (SH, RM).
One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen between November 16 and 17 at Beech Mountain Lakes (JDe).
Jacks Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 5 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 10 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 22 GOLDEN EAGLES between November 13 and 19 (JK, RSi, DSm, LW, MS). PINE SISKINS also were seen on November 15 (MS).
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 26 BLACK VULTURES, 41 TURKEY VULTURES, 22 BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 11 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 5 COOPER'S HAWKS, 6 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, 36 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 194 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 14 GOLDEN EAGLES, 3 MERLINS and 5 PEREGRINE FALCONS between November 13 and 19 (LG, AK, RK, MB, DWo, DBa, HMe, MR, MJM, BSa, BD, DH, DKr, AC, PC, SSc, MW, JFT). Seventy-one PINE SISKINS also were seen on November 13 (LG). They counted 84 PINE SISKINS on November 15 (LG, MW, PC). A PINE SISKIN was listed on November 16 (LG, DW, MB). There were 186 PINE SISKINS counted on November 18 (LG, HMe, RK).
One EVENING GROSBEAK was seen on November 17 at a farm off Fair Hill Road (NV).
Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be seen through at least November 16 at Hopewell Township Park (DF).
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: Marianne Atkinson (MA), David Barber (DBa), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Mark Blauer (MB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Phil Campbell (PC), Bruce Carl (BC), Adam Carter (AC), Ed Chubb (EC), Jack Cochran (JC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), Jonathan DeBalko (JDe), Tom Dick (TD), Jim Dunn (JD), Cavid Farner (DF), Ron Freed (RF), Paul Fritz (PF), Dale Gearhart (DGe), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Bob Gorsuch (BG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Dave Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Sid Hostetter (SH), Craig Houston (CH), Jon Kauffman (JK), Bob Keener (BK), Rudy Keller (RK), Arlene Koch (AK), Gary Koppenhaver (GK), Dave Kruel (DKr), Dave Kyler (DK), Trudy Kyler (TK), Sandy Lockerman (SL), M. Lombard (ML), Rosemary McGlynn (RMc), Mary Jane McMillan (MJM), Holly Merker (HMe), Zach Millen (ZM), Randy Miller (RM), Tom Pluto (TP), Richard Pohner (RP), Rich Rehrig (RR), Jim Rocco (JR), Matt Sabatine (MSa), Beth Sassaman (BSa), Sue Schmoyer (SSc), Dave Schwenk (DS), Mark Shope (MS), Ron Singer (RSi), Darrell Smith (DSm), Bob Snyder (BSn), Jean-Francois Therrien (JFT), Nancy VanCott (NV), Gene Wagner (GW), Doug Wentzel (DW), Linda Whitesel (LW), Fred Wilcox (FW), Andy Wilson (AW), Matt Wlasniewski (MW), Jane Wolfe (JW), Peter Wolfe (PW) and Doug Wood (DWo). 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:
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