* Central Pennsylvania
* November 26, 2015
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Lebanon Co.)
SANDHILL CRANE (Bradford Co.)
FRANKLIN'S GULL (Lancaster Co.)
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (Dauphin Co.)
NORTHERN SHRIKE (Centre Co.)
WESTERN TANAGER (Centre Co.)
PINE SISKINS (Huntingdon/Mifflin Cos.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
November 26, 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, November 26, 2015.
Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen on November 21 at Gettysburg National Battlefield Park (RTSG).
One WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was observed on November 23 at Long Pine Run Reservoir (MB).
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 1 TURKEY VULTURE, 6 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 1 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 77 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 34 GOLDEN EAGLES and 1 AMERICAN KESTREL between November 19 and 24 (TD, DBo, EG, BSt, RMc, TKu, JK, JR, RRo, BWa).
Two SANDHILL CRANES were seen on November 20 at the pond along Tubach Road (LF).
Two NORTHERN SHRIKES were seen between November 19 and 25 near the upper gravel boat lot at Bald Eagle State Park (NB, NBu, BSn). Two BALD EAGLES were also present on November 25 (BSn).
A WESTERN TANAGER visited a property between November 21 and 25 along Walnut Grove Drive (DSn, JV). It has only been seen in the early morning and not later in the day. Neighbors are NOT welcoming birders so the exact location is not being distributed (JV).
A female SURF SCOTER was seen on November 23 near Trinidad Beach at Treasure Lake (DRi).
One PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on November 22 at McElhattan Bridge (CH).
One GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen between November 19 and 20 at the Big Spring (VG).
One MERLIN was observed on November 22 at US-PA Silver Spring-6746 Carlisle Pike (SKa).
A LONG-EARED OWL was heard calling on November 23 in Kings Gap State Park (EGr).
Waggoner's Gap Hawk Watch reports counting 10 TURKEY VULTURES, 28 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 8 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 2 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 4 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 196 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 14 GOLDEN EAGLES between November 19 and 24 (DG, RF, GW, KG, JKe, PF).
A female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was banded on November 20 and continued to be seen through November 24 at Ethel Sherman's property in Lykens (SWe, IG). People wishing to view this bird should call first to make arrangements at 717-571-7836 or contact her via email at:
One PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen on November 20 at Wildwood Lake in northern Harrisburg (HP).
One NORTHERN GOSHAWK was observed on November 21 off Greenland Road in State Game Lands 210 (TB).
Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reports tabulating 9 TURKEY VULTURES, 17 BALD EAGLES, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 3 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 4 COOPER'S HAWKS, 4 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 72 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 48 GOLDEN EAGLES and 1 MERLIN between November 19 and 24 (DWe, JK, NB, TK, GG, DK, JB, JP). Three PINE SISKINS were also seen on November 20 (DK, JK). One PINE SISKIN was observed on November 22 (NB).
Two FRANKLIN'S GULLS were seen on November 22 at Octoraro Reservoir (TR).
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed on November 24 along Long Lane in Brecknock Township (AH).
One juvenile BALD EAGLE was seen on November 20 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (JT).
Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 25 BLACK VULTURES, 24 TURKEY VULTURES, 3 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 2 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 3 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 75 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS 4 GOLDEN EAGLES and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between November 19 and 25 (MC, DS, RP, FW, SC, EC).
Seven GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were seen between November 21 and 24 at Lion's Lake (MCo, AK, TB, AWe).
One adult BALD EAGLE was observed on November 23 across the road from the Lebanon Expo (GR).
Jack's Mountain Hawk Watch counted 7 BALD EAGLES, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 4 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 84 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 28 GOLDEN EAGLES between November 19 and 24 (JK, AS, JB, TW, CH, LW, DSm, MS, CK, RS, CK, GB).
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported 14 BLACK VULTURES, 9 TURKEY VULTURES, 1 OSPREY, 24 BALD EAGLES, 6 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 9 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 5 COOPER'S HAWKS, 4 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, 23 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 204 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 8 GOLDEN EAGLES and 2 MERLINS between November 19 and 25 (LG, BD, DB, RK, SSc, MJM, HM, JDee, BBrow, DHu, DKr, MR, PH, RFe, MW, MBl, AC, CEl, DR, PS, JP, RFi, JFT, PC).
Up to 8 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be seen through November 21 at the Conewago Day Use Area in Gifford Pinchot State Park (DN, DKe).
One MARSH WREN was observed between November 22 and 23 in the Sunnyside State Game Lands in North Codorus (SCo, DC).
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), Jason Beale (JB), Timothy Becker (TB), Rob Bergstresser (RB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Mike Bertram (MB), Gloria Bickel (GB), Mark Blauer (MBl), Chris Blazo (CB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Bracken Brown (BBrow), Bob Brown (BBr), Bobby Brown (BB), David Brown (DBr), Deb Brown (DBro), Nan Butkovich (NBu), Phil Campbell (PC), Bruce Carl (BC), Adam Carter (AC), Ed Chubb (EC), Dick Cleary (DC), William Clifton (WC), Jack Cochran (JC), Steve Collins (SCo), Mary Coomer (MCo), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), Bob Davidheiser (BD), Jason Deeter (JDee), Tom Dick (TD), Catherine Elwell (CEl), Carl Engstrom (CE), Kurt Engstrom (KE), Rod Feldman (RFe), Bill Franz (BF), Lewis Frederick (LF), Norwood Frederick (NF), Ron Freed (RF), Paul Fritz (PF), Ian Gardner (IG), Vernon Gauthier (VG), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Elora Grahame (EGr), Dave Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Joe Gyekis (JG), Eric Hartshaw (EH), Brian Henderson (BH), Elaine Hendricks (EH), Paul Heveran (PH), Carol Hildebrand (CH), Daniel Hinnebusch (DHi), James Hoyson (JH), Dave Hughes (DHu), Anne Hurst (AH), Tom Johnson (TJ), Stefan Karkuff (SKa), Jon Kauffman (JK), Andy Keister (AK), Rudy Keller (RK), Joe Kelly (JKe), Dave Kerr (DKe), Stephen Kloiber (SK), Craig Kochel (CK), David Kruel (DKr), Janet Kuehl (JK), Tom Kuehl (TKu), David Kyler (DK), Trudy Kyler (TK), Rosemary McGlynn (RMc), Mary Jane McMillan (MJM), Holly Merker (HM), Randy Miller (RM), Peter Morgan (PM), Dean Newhouse (DN), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Robert Peda (RP), Holger Pflicke (HP), Richard Pohner (RP), Bonnie Portzline (BP), Peggy Price (PPr), Rick Price (RPr), Jennie Probst (JP), Tom Raub (TR), Dan Richards (DRi), Dave Rieger (DR), Marc Robinson (MR), Gary Robson (GR), Jim Rocco (JR), Pablo Santoja (PS), Brian Schmoke (BSc), Sue Schmoyer (SSc), Dave Schwenk (DS), Mark Shope (MS), Ron Singer (RS), Darrell Smith (DSm), Bob Snyder (BSn), Ron-Tracy Snyder-George (RTSG), Darla Snyder (DSn), Bob Stewart (BSt), Susan Strassner (SSt), Jean-Francois Therrien (JFT), Jean Traynor (JT), Joe Verica (JV), Gene Wagner (GW), Steve Walthius (SW), Brian Wargo (BWa), Bob Wasilewski (BW), Bill Weber (BWe), Scott Weidensaul (SWe), Alan Wells (AWe), Doug Wentzel (DWe), Linda Whitesel (LW), Fred Wilcox (FW), Andy Wilson (AW), Matt Wlasniewski (MW) and Doug Wood (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:
Mark A. McConaughy TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468 (724) 527-5585 x103