- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* July 31, 2014
* PACE1407.31
Bird Highlights
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Luzerne Co.)
SANDHILL CRANE (Lebanon Co.)
AMERICAN AVOCET (Centre & York Co.)
UPLAND SANDPIPER (York Co.)
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE (Centre Co.)
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL (Lancaster Co.)
- Transcript
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
July 31, 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 31, 2014.

BRADFORD COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on July 25 along Route 154 in Canton (LF).

CARBON COUNTY:
Two BLUE GROSBEAKS were observed on July 27 at Lehigh Gap Nature Center; one near "Grosbeak Gulch" and the other near test plot No. 1 (JH).

CENTRE COUNTY:
One EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was seen on July 28 along Whitehall Road (CE).

One AMERICAN AVOCET and 1 LEAST SANDPIPER were observed on July 29 at Colyer Lake (RD, KE, BA, JDu, JV, AC, MR, CE).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
One GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 10 LEAST SANDPIPERS were seen on July 25 at Stoughstown Pond which is about 1 mile north of Walnut Bottom (DK).

DAUPHIN COUNTY:

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
The SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER continues to be seen through July 24 at the Kriner Road retention ponds near Chambersburg (BO, NM).

FULTON COUNTY:
Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were observed on July 27 at Hill Farm (AE).

HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
One GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen on July 24 at Lake Perez (JK).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
One and possibly 2 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen on July 27 at the White Oak Campground near Strasburg (DS).

LEBANON COUNTY:
Up to 4 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 1 WESTERN SANDPIPER and 18 LEAST SANDPIPERS were seen between July 24 and 28 at the Reistville pond along Fox Road (RM, BB).

One SANDHILL CRANE was observed on July 29 at a pond along Route 117 about 2 miles south of Campbelltown (TB).

LUZERNE COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on July 25 at Beech Mountain Lakes (JD).

Up to 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 2 LEAST SANDPIPERS and 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen between July 24 and 26 at the Forty Fort Rec Fields (JD).

Up to 1 LITTLE BLUE HERON, 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and 5 LEAST SANDPIPERS were seen between July 27 and 29 at Plymouth Flats (JD, BC, CK). Two PEREGRINE FALCONS were observed at Plymouth Flats on July 28 (BC).

One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed on July 29 at the Yost Farm (CK).

MONTOUR COUNTY:
One PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on July 25 on the railing of the PP&L stack at Montour Preserve (AK). Four BLACK TERNS were present on July 26 (DB).

TIOGA COUNTY:
Five MARSH WRENS were seen on July 26 at the north end of The Muck (LS).

One LEAST SANDPIPER was observed on July 27 near the Mansfield Bridge (LF).

YORK COUNTY:
One AMERICAN AVOCET was seen on July 25 north of the boardwalk at Lake Redman (DK, JS, MC, LC, DW).

One UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen on July 26 and 27 in a meadow at Hopewell Township Park (DF).

CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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:
http://people.delphiforums.com/MCCONAUGHY/currentbl.htm

*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:
http://www.pabirds.org/records/

The following people have contributed to this report: Bryant Atanasio (BA), Tim Becker (TB), Barry Blust (BB), David Brown (DB), Lou Carpenter (LC), Bill Chambers (BC), Alyssia Church (AC), Mary Creager (MC), Jonathan Debalko (JD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Jim Dunn (JDu), Carl Engstrom (CE), Kurt Engstrom (KE), Amy Evans (AE), Dave Farmer (DF), Lewis Frederick (LF), Jeff Hopkins (JH), Chad Kauffman (CK), Jon Kauffman (JK), Andy Keister (AK), Dave Kerr (DK), Nancy Magnusson (NM), Randy Miller (RM), Bill Oyler (BO), Matthew Rockmore (MR), Dave Smart (DS), Jim Still (JS), Lisa Sumner (LS), Joseph Verica (JV) and Donald Weidemann (DW). 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:
http://www.birdtreks.com"
-End Transcript
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mark A. McConaughy      TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468      (724) 527-5585 x103
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~