- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* September 11, 2014
* PACE1409.11
Bird Highlights
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Dauphin & Lancaster/Lebanon Cos.)
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (Centre & Huntingdon Cos.)
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (Centre & Lancaster Cos.)
STILT SANDPIPER (Dauphin Co.)
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (Centre & Huntingdon Cos.)
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE (Centre Co.)
WESTERN TANAGER (Lebanon Co.)
- Transcript
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
September 11, 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, September 11, 2014.

BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO.
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 8 BLACK VULTURES, 18 OSPREY, 18 BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 29 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 13 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 258 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 61 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 GOLDEN EAGLE and 6 AMERICAN KESTRELS between September 4 and 9 (EG, TD, DBo, JR, BG).

CENTRE COUNTY:
Up to 3 SANDERLINGS continue to be seen through September 7 at the swimming beach at Bald Eagle State Park along with 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (JV, RD, CE, IG, MSa, PD, BC, DBr, BC, SB).

Up to a few SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 3 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 2 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER were seen between September 5 and 8 at Colyer Lake (RD, JV, BC, SB, CE, JD, PD, AK, MR).

Five AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were observed on September 6 in a field at the intersection of Tusseyville and Whiteman Roads (IG, MSa).

One EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was seen on September 6 at 116 Kirk Street (JK).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
Waggoner Gap reported counting 40 OSPREY, 25 BALD EAGLES, 7 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 58 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 5 COOPER'S HAWKS, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 273 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 36 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 21 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 5 MERLINS between September 4 and 9 (DG, GW, KG, RF, PF, CH).

One CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen on September 8 along Bridgewater Road in State Game Lands 169 between Newville and Newburg (VG).

DAUPHIN COUNTY:
Three CASPIAN TERNS were seen on September 4 flying down the Susquehanna River from the West Fairview boat ramp (VG).

Up to 3 juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERONS continue to be observed through at least September 9 at Wildwood Lake in northern Harrisburg (MM, IG, DK, LC, TA, IG, CM, PB, JM, LU, EB, ED). One STILT SANDPIPER also was present on September 5 (EB).

One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on September 7 between 1901 and 3899 PA Route 325 (RKo, AM).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
One BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was seen on September 7 at the Kriner Road Retention Ponds (BO).

One YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was observed on September 8 along the Heisey/Stillhouse Hollow/Ridge Roads (BO).
HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
Up to 6 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and 3 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS continue to be seen through at least September 6 along Pennsylvania Furnace Road (RD, RS, AK, LGr, MB, JK, AC, MSa, IG, PD, MR, CE, BC). One GOLDEN EAGLE also flew over on September 4 (RS).

HUNTINGDON/MIFFLIN:
Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 4 OSPREY, 2 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 6 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 29 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 3 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 1 MERLIN between September 4 and 7 (RC, DW, NB, GGr).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
Up to 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 3 SANDERLINGS, 1 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, 26 LEAST SANDPIPER, 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER were seen between September 4 and 7 at Conejohela Flats (ME, JMc).

LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
One immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen on September 7 along the Auto Tour road cul-de-sac at Middle Creek Wildlife Propagation Area (ML).

LEBANON COUNTY:
Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 6 BLACK VULTURES, 32 TURKEY VULTURES, 5 OSPREY, 4 BALD EAGLES, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 9 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 4 COOPER'S HAWKS, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 123 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 9 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 GOLDEN EAGLE and 1 AMERICAN KESTREL between September 4 and 9 (FW, SC, DS, MC, RP).

One BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 4 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and 1 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER were seen on September 5 at Kreider's Pond along Mt. Pleasant Road [Note: these were spotted by getting on top of an SUV](TB).

A WESTERN TANAGER was observed on September 9 in the Becker's yard in Grantville (TB).

One SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 8 LEAST SANDPIPERS and 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen on September 10 at the ponds along Fox and Prescott Roads (RM).

LUZERNE COUNTY:
Four SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 1 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER and 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen on September 7 at Plymouth Flats (JDe).

MIFFLIN COUNTY:
Jacks Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 5 OSPREY, 5 BALD EAGLES, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 10 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 2 COOPER'S HAWKS, 118 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 9 RED-TAILED HAWK and 3 AMERICAN KESTRELS between September 4 and 8 (JK, DSm, MS, RSi, LW). One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER also was seen on September 4 (JK).

SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 47 OSPREY, 19 BALD EAGLES, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 44 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 14 COOPER'S HAWKS, 377 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 18 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 36 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 10 MERLINS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between September 4 and 9 (LG, DB, MJM, BD, RK, DH, MW, ACa, AKo). One YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER also was seen on September 4 (RK). One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed on September 5 (LG, MJM).

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:, Tony Arnold (TA), Paul Banks, Jr. (PB), Dave Barber (DB), Tim Becker (TB), Ed Bernot (EB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Susan Braun (SB), Margaret Brittingham (MB), David Brown (DBr), Lou Carpenter (LC), Adam Carter (ACa), Bill Chambers (BC), Alyssia Church (AC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), Ron Crandall (RC), Bob Davidheiser (BD), Jonathan DeBalko (JDe), Eli DePaulis (ED), Paul Dennehy (PD), Tom Dick (TD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Jim Dunn (JD), Carl Engstrom (CE), Mike Epler (ME), Ron Freed (RF), Paul Fritz (PZ), Ian Gardner (IG), Vern Gauthier (VG), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Bob Gorsuch (BG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Linda Greble (LGr), Dave Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GGr), Craig Houston (CH), Dave Hughes (DH), Jon Kauffman (JK), Andy Keister (AK), Rudolph Keller (RK), Dave Kerr (DK), Arlene Koch (AKo), Ramsay Koury (RKo), Meredith Lombard (ML), Chris Markiewicz (CM), Mark Markiewicz (MM), Annette Mathes (AM), Mary Jane McMillan (MJM), John McNamara (JMc), Joan Miller (JM), Randy Miller (RM), Bill Oyler (BO), Richard Pohner (RP), Matthew Rockmore (MR), Jim Rocco (JR), Matthew Sabatine (MSa), Dave Schwenk (DS), Mark Shope (MS), Ron Singer (RSi), Darrell Smith (DSm), Richard Sprott (RS), Larry Usselman (LU), Joe Verica (JV), Gene Wagner (GW), Doug Wentzel (DW), Linda Whitesel (LW), Fred Wilcox (FW) and Matt Wlasniewski (MW). 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"
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Mark A. McConaughy      TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468      (724) 527-5585 x103
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