* Central Pennsylvania
* May 9, 2013
ANHINGA (Schuykill/Berks Cos.)
GLOSSY IBIS (Lancaster Co.)
WILLET (Franklin Co.)
CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDDOW (Lebanon Co.)
SUMMER TANAGER (Lebanon Co.)
HARRIS'S SPARROW (Carbon Co.)
RED CROSSBILL (Cumberland Co.)
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL (Cumberland Co.)
COMMON REDPOLL (Centre Co.)
PINE SISKIN (Centre and Cumberland Cos.)
EVENING GROSBEAK (Clearfield Co.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
May 9, 2013
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 May 9, 2013.
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 19 OSPREY, 2 BALD EAGLES, 1 SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, 2 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 8 BROAD-WINGED HAWK, 8 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 2 GOLDEN EAGLES between 2 and 7 (EG, TD, BSt, JR).
The HARRIS'S SPARROW continues to be seen, and now in adult plumage, through at least May 4 at the intersection of White B Road and Robin Lane (RRe, BRe).
One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen on May 2 at the Penn State University Arboretum (AL).
One COMMON REDPOLL and several PINE SISKINS visited feeders in Port Matilda on May 3 (RR).
A PINE SISKIN visited a feeder along Ridge Avenue in State College on May 3 (NK).
Two PINE SISKINS visited a feeder along Kathryn Street in the Kaywood Development on May 4 (TP).
A female EVENING GROSBEAK visited a feeder in Morrisdale on May 4 (PS).
A BALD EAGLE was seen on May 4 flying over Lumber City near Curwensville (CG).
There were at least 20 RED CROSSBILLS feeding at the intersection of Michaux and Bunkerhill Roads in the Camp Michaux section of Michaux State Forest between May 3 and 5 (BH, DB).
Three RED CROSSBILLS were seen on May 3 at the edge of the parking lot at Pine Grove Furnace (BH). A flock of RED CROSSBILLS, 2 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS AND 3 PINE SISKINS were present on May 6 (AM).
A SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was seen on May 2 at the Kriner Road retention pond (DC).
Two GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS and 1 "LAWRENCE'S WARBLER" were seen on May 3 in a power line cut that crosses Lower Horse Valley Road in State Game Lands 76 (DC, DSn, BO).
Three PINE SISKINS visited feeders in Stillhouse Hollow on May 5 (BK).
One WILLET was seen on May 7 at Greencastle Reservoir (DSn).
Three GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS were seen on May 5 north of Oakland Mills (AS, CK, BHo).
Three RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen on May 2 in a woodlot next to the Fivepointville Fire Company (KL).
BALD EAGLES were observed during an outing on May 4 to the Susquehanna Lock
23 area and Ash Basin
2 (JS, DH).
One GLOSSY IBIS, 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS and "peeps" were seen on May 8 along Mill Creek off of Beechdale Road (SS).
Three SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 5 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 11 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 18 LEAST SANDPIPERS and 2 COMMON TERNS were found at Conejohela Flats on May 8 (BS).
One BALD EAGLE was seen on May 3 flying over State Game Lands 145 (RM, SH).
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed on May 4 across from 201 S. Mt. Pleasant Road (RM, SM).
Up to 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 4 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 10 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 1 DUNLIN and 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were found between May 4 and 7 at the pond along Mt. Pleasant Road (RM, SM, CB, DM, TB).
The CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW continues to be heard calling on the evening of May 6 along Tomstown Road in Fort Indiantown Gap (KB, TB, RM).
A EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE was seen May 7 perched on a wire at the Lebanon Valley Bible Church along Route 322 west of Fontana (TB).
A male SUMMER TANAGER was observed for a few minutes on May 8 at woods near the end of the driveway of 720 Aspen Lane in Spring Hill Acres (JH).
Hawk Mountain reported counting 10 BLACK VULTURES, 9 OSPREY, 3 BALD EAGLES, 9 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 6 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 12 COOPER'S HAWKS, 38 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 13 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 3 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 MERLIN between May 2 and 7 (LG). One ANHINGA also was seen on May 3 (LG).
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), Dale Bicksler (DB), Chris Bortz (CB), David Cooney Jr. (DC), Tom Dick (TD), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Chris Grecco (CG), Dennis Harnley (DH), Jonathan Heller (JH), Brian Henderson (BH), Bob Hosler (BHo), Sid Hostetter (SH), Chad Kauffman (CK), Bob Keener (BK), Nick Kerlin (NK), Alex Lamoreaux (AL), Kevin Lutz (KL), Andrew Markel (AM), Dave McNaughton (DM), Randy Miller (RM), Shelva Miller (SM), Bill Oyler (BO), Tom Pluto (TP), Barbara Rehrig (BRe), Rich Rehrig (RRe), Jim Rocco (JR), Ron Rovansek (RR), Paul S. (PS), Art Schiavo (AS), Bob Schutsky (BS), Jim Smith (JS), Dan Snell (DSn), Stan Stahl (SS), Bob Stewart (BSt). 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
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468 (724) 527-5585 x103
Counting since 23 June 2010.
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