- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* September 25, 2014
* PACE1409.25
Bird Highlights
WHITE PELICAN (Lancaster Co.)
MISSISSIPPI KITE (Huntingdon/Mifflin Cos.)
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (Lancaster Co.)
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE (Lancaster Co.)
PINE SISKIN (Schuykill/Berks Co.)
- Transcript
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
September 25, 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 25, 2014.

BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO.
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 6 BLACK VULTURES, 9 OSPREY, 5 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 32 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 6 COOPER'S HAWKS, 365 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 35 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 GOLDEN EAGLE, 3 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 MERLIN between September 18 and 23 (EG, TD, DBo, JR, BG, BSt, BG).

CARBON COUNTY:
One YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and 1 CONNECTICUT WARBLER were seen on September 21 in the lower fields in Little Gap just below the Blue Mountain Ski Resort (DWe).

CENTRE COUNTY:
One MOURNING WARBLER was banded on September 19 and another MOURNING WARBLER was banded on September 22 at The Arboretum at Penn State (NK). One CONNECTICUT WARBLER was observed on September 23 in the Big Hollow of Penn State Arboretum (RD).

One SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and 1 SANDERLING continue to be seen through at least September 21 at the beach in Bald Eagle State Park (BSn, JV, MSa, CE, BCh).

One CONNECTICUT WARBLER was observed on September 20 at Scotia Barrens (JV, MR, JDu, DP).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
Waggoner Gap reported counting 51 OSPREY, 60 BALD EAGLES, 7 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 429 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 27 COOPER'S HAWKS, 2435 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 40 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 46 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 9 MERLINS and 3 PEREGRINE FALCONS between September 18 and 23 (DG, GW, KG, RF, PF, CH).

Two BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen on September 18 along Mud Level Road (VG).

Four adult and 1 immature BALD EAGLES were observed on September 20 at Letort Park (DK).

DAUPHIN COUNTY:
One CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen on September 23 in the Fort Indiantown Gap west corridor (DM).

FRANKLIN/FULTON COUNTIES:
Tuscarora Summit Hawk Watch reports counting 17 OSPREY, 11 BALD EAGLES, 11 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 47 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 3 COOPER'S HAWKS, 3 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 994 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 2 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 7 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS between September 18 and 23 (DGe).

HUNTINGDON/MIFFLIN:
Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 11 TURKEY VULTURES, 1 MISSISSIPPI KITE, 19 OSPREY, 20 BALD EAGLES, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 65 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 8 COOPER'S HAWKS, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 595 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 8 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 19 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 4 MERLINS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between September 18 and 24 (TKy, NB, JK, GG, DKy).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
A WHITE PELICAN was seen between September 17 and 20 at Conejohela Flats (ME, TB, JD, SR, AE, GD, LB, SS, JB, TN, BC). Four BALD EAGLES, 1 MERLIN, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON, 2 BLACK BELLIED PLOVERS, 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 9 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 SANDERLINGS, 35 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 9 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 8 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and 1 COMMON TERN were also present on September 19 (ME, GD).

Two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS continue to be seen through at least September 21 at the Sporting Valley Sod Farm along Graystone Road (GD, ME). One EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was also seen along State Road along the sod field on September 21 (ME).

LEBANON COUNTY:
Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 1 BLACK VULTURE, 5 TURKEY VULTURES, 15 OSPREY, 15 BALD EAGLES, 6 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 91 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 12 COOPER'S HAWKS, 4 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 1553 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 10 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 4 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 5 MERLINS and 3 PEREGRINE FALCON between September 18 and 23 (FW, SC, DS, EC, GK, RP).

Up to 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 5 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were seen between September 18 and 23 at the Reistville ponds along Prescott Road (RM, SH).

At least 2 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS were observed on September 19 at Swatara State Park (TB, JD, SR).

One juvenile SANDERLING, 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON were seen on September 23 at Kreider's pond along Mt. Pleasant Road (TB).

MIFFLIN COUNTY:
Jacks Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 9 OSPREY, 11 BALD EAGLES, 11 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 52 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 14 COOPER'S HAWKS, 616 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 1 RED-TAILED HAWK, 13 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 7 PEREGRINE FALCONS between September 18 and 23 (JK, RSi, JL, DSm, MS).

SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 7 BLACK VULTURES, 2 TURKEY VULTURES, 47 OSPREY, 52 BALD EAGLES, 6 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 230 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 28 COOPER'S HAWKS, 5 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 2814 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 6 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 68 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 14 MERLINS and 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS between September 18 and 23 (LG, BD, DB, PC, BSa, MW, DKr, HM, MJM, AC, RK, SSc). Two PINE SISKINS were seen on September 23 at the North Lookout (RK).

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:, Dave Barber (DB), Tim Becker (TB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Jerry Book (JB), Phil Campbell (PC), Bruce Carl (BC), Adam Carter (AC), Bill Chambers (BCh), Ed Chubb (EC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), Bob Davidheiser (BD), Jarrod Derr (JD), Tom Dick (TD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Gordon Dimmig (GD), Jim Dunn (JDu), Carl Engstrom (CE), Mike Epler (ME), Amy Evans (AE), Ron Freed (RF), Paul Fritz (PF), Vern Gauthier (VG), 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), Rudy Keller (RK), Nick Kerlin (NK), Dave Kerr (DK), Arlene Koch (AK), Gary Koppenhaver (GK), David Kruel (DKr), David Kyler (DKy), Trudy Kyler (TKy), Jen Lee (JL), Mary Jane McMillan (MJM), Dave McNaughton (DM), Holly Merker (HM), Randy Miller (RM), Ted Nichols II (TN), Dave Pacchioli (DP), Richard Pohner (RP), Steve Rannels (SR), Jim Rocco (JR), Matt Rockmore (MR), Matthew Sabatine (MSa), Beth Sassaman (BS), Sue Schmoyer (SSc), Dave Schwenk (DS), Mark Shope (MS), Ron Singer (RSi), Darrell Smith (DSm), Bob Snyder (BSn), Stan Stahl (SS), Bob Stewart (BSt), Joe Verica (JV), Gene Wagner (GW), Dustin Welch (DWe), Linda Whitesel (LW), Fred Wilcox (FW), 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:
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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