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26 May: @ 16:37:34 
Greater Scaup & Shorebirds - Crawford Co. [Mark Vass]
26 May: @ 12:33:54 
Northern Waterthrus, Gap, Lancaster County [Pamela Fisher]
26 May: @ 08:45:51 
Looking for bird guide recommendations [Debbie Bryant]
26 May: @ 07:23:50 
WB Nuthatch Plumstead Twp Bucks county [Lisa Dziuban]
26 May: @ 05:44:39 
Re: venango [jerry stanley]
25 May: @ 22:46:26 
yard birds in northampton county [Carolyn Munsch]
25 May: @ 21:29:58 
Sparrows in Lawrence County [Glenn Koppel]
25 May: @ 20:13:38 
Beaver County Brown Creeper [Michael Fialkovich]
25 May: @ 19:47:15 
Mourning Warblers Crawford Co [Shawn Collins]
25 May: @ 17:25:36 
northampton county red-headed woodpecker [David P Sieminski]
25 May: @ 16:41:28 
Central PA Birdline for 5.26.2016 [Mark Mcconaughy]
25 May: @ 16:37:47 
Sora - Lawrence Co. [Mark Vass]
25 May: @ 16:31:37 
Great Egret - Butler Co. [Mark Vass]
25 May: @ 14:12:44 
Wednesday Birds and More Walk at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 5/25 Allegheny Co. [Chris Kubiak]
25 May: @ 13:00:14 
RBA western Pennsyvlania, 23 May 2016 [Amy Taracido]
25 May: @ 12:37:40 
venango [jerry stanley]
25 May: @ 12:18:00 
Sorry forgot to mention that this is Centre County eBird Report - Bear Meadows Natural Area, May 25, 2016 [Deborah Grove]
25 May: @ 12:14:52 
Fwd: eBird Report - Bear Meadows Natural Area, May 25, 2016 [Deborah Grove]
25 May: @ 09:36:43 
No Subject [Katie Andrews]
25 May: @ 08:40:14 
Pittsburgh - Neighborhood Nestwatch Invite [Hayley Kile]
25 May: @ 06:06:16 
Washington County Red-headed Woodpecker [Pat Hutcheson]
25 May: @ 04:45:10 
Heisey Rd YB Chat Franklin Co [Bob Keener]
24 May: @ 22:38:24 
Alder flycatcher, Pennsy Swamp, Mercer Co? [Marcia]
24 May: @ 22:09:35 
Warblers/Vireos/Whimbrel Erie Co Presque Isle [Shawn Collins]
24 May: @ 21:03:56 
Nighthawks - Jennings--Butler County [Brendyn Baptiste]
24 May: @ 20:33:11 
2016 Warbler Watch PA [Ellwood Meyers]
24 May: @ 19:50:13 
Re: OT Mexican Whip Poor Will?? [tom and sheri]
24 May: @ 14:05:56 
Whimbrels - Erie Co. [Mark Vass]
24 May: @ 14:03:25 
monarch butterflies in Dauphin COunty [richard zaino]
24 May: @ 13:06:39 
Common Ravens and Common Nighthawks [Bob Schutsky]
24 May: @ 12:40:12 
Detweiler Run natural area and Alan Seeger natural area Huntingdon County [Deborah Grove]
24 May: @ 12:01:13 
Schuylkill County birding - Tumbling Run, May 23, 2016 [Dave Kruel]
24 May: @ 11:15:19 
Whimbrel @ PISP - Erie Co. [Mark Vass]
24 May: @ 08:08:35 
Olive Sided Flycatcher Crawford County [Shawn Collins]
24 May: @ 08:07:57 
OT Mexican Whip Poor Will?? [Bob Keener]
24 May: @ 07:56:36 
Whimbrel @ PISP - Erie Co. [Mark Vass]
24 May: @ 07:24:06 
Re: A moment of amazing birds, Monroeville, Allegheny [Kate StJohn]
24 May: @ 06:34:35 
Bucktoe Shorebird and Kite watch with extras [Chad Kauffman]
23 May: @ 19:49:15 
At last a nighthawk, Pittsburgh, Allegheny [Kate StJohn]
23 May: @ 17:38:32 
Red Knot @ Gull Point - Erie Co. [Mark Vass]
23 May: @ 17:35:54 
Sewickley Heights Borough Park-allegheny county [John Flannigan]
23 May: @ 13:57:34 
Lebanon County - Dunlin [Don Billett]
23 May: @ 11:16:41 
Great Egret? Indiana County [Dan Cunkelman]
23 May: @ 10:03:56 
Tennessee Warbler yesterday - Schuylkill County [Dave Kruel]
23 May: @ 09:58:52 
A moment of amazing birds, Monroeville, Allegheny [Kate StJohn]
23 May: @ 07:37:30 
eBird -- Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- May 23, 2016 [Daniel E. Weeks]
23 May: @ 04:55:08 
Blackpolls, Schenley Park, May 22, Pittsburgh [Kate StJohn]
23 May: @ 04:30:21 
Kirby Park, Luz. Co. [Sandra Goodwin]
22 May: @ 22:05:56 
Re: FW: eBird Report - Monroe County, Delaware Water Gap NRA--Freeman Tract Rd., May 19, 2016 [Anne Bekker]
22 May: @ 20:48:22 
Black Tern, Allegheny [David Poortinga]





Subject: Greater Scaup & Shorebirds - Crawford Co.
Date: Thu May 26 2016 16:37 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I was at Pymatuning today and had these sightings

I had great looks of three Upland Sandpipers that were along Rt. 285 near
Wilson Rd.
Birds seen on the ground and perched on telephone poles and one bird
perched on a wire

I stopped at the University of Pittsburgh Laboratory of Ecology and checked
out the ponds there and found the following birds of note

1 GREATER SCAUP(hen)
1 Semipalmated Plover
2 Dunlin

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Northern Waterthrus, Gap, Lancaster County
Date: Thu May 26 2016 12:33 pm
From: 000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Once again I saw a Northern Waterthrush along the creek while taking my walk. This one did not sing, but I think it is the same one that has been here since May 2nd. This is the latest I have ever had one!
 Pamela Fisher
goldeagle_60@yahoo.com
Gap, Lancaster County, PA
http://www.flickr.com/photos/p...



Subject: Looking for bird guide recommendations
Date: Thu May 26 2016 8:45 am
From: debdanbryant1 AT gmail.com
 
My husband & I will be traveling in Cartagena, Colombia in July. Does
anyone know of a good birding guide we could hire for a day? If so, please
email me at debdanbryant1@gmail.com.

Thank you,
Debbie Bryant
Murrysville, Westmoreland County



Subject: WB Nuthatch Plumstead Twp Bucks county
Date: Thu May 26 2016 7:23 am
From: dziubanlisa AT gmail.com
 
I just observed a young, tiny WB Nuthatch fledgling walking behind its mother on top of my arbor where my feeders are located. 

Lisa Dziuban



Subject: venango
Date: Thu May 26 2016 5:44 am
From: bhnsjerry AT hotmail.com
 
4 to 6 PM, 1 olive-sided flycatcher


Jerry Stanley
170 Keith Lane
Franklin PA 16323
bhnsjerry@hotmail.com
814-432-4496


________________________________
From: jerry stanley
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:37 PM
To: pabirds@list.audubon.org
Subject: venango


At home on 5/23, 1 red-headed woodpecker. Today 1 worm-eating and 1 Wilson's warbler. 2 to 3 purple finch daily and red-shouldered hawk daily.


Jerry Stanley
170 Keith Lane
Franklin PA 16323
bhnsjerry@hotmail.com
814-432-4496



Subject: yard birds in northampton county
Date: Wed May 25 2016 22:46 pm
From: 000000c61c434cd1-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Hi everyone,

I am new to birdwatchingso forgive me if some of these sitings are old hat but I have seen some birdsaround my home lately that I am very excited about! Yesterday morning I kepthearing “tweedily-tweedily-tweedily-tweedily!” from inside my kitchenwindow and finally tracked down the culprit--what i believe is a Carolina Wren.He is so handsome! Such a beautiful transition from the milk chocolate coloredback to the butterscotch underside, just thinking about there regal beautymakes me hungry!…I also had what I believe is a downy woodpecker, though I amstill looking into this. I have really enjoyed seeing the house sparrows andEuropean starlings around the yard, but I am really hoping for a golden-crownedsparrow, maybe some time in the winter time. a friend of mine Ernesto told meabout ebirds and I checked it out and discovered that a the fields around thepower plant at martins creek is apparently quote the hotbed of birdwatchingactivity! I noticed that Rich Rehrig and matthew sabatine have reported awhite-winged scooter there lately, does anyone know if they nest in the area?They are such pretty ducks and i haven’t seen one before, I hope it sticksaround. Brown-headed cow birds have been around the yard a lot lately whichis a treat to see. Just the other day amale took a bath in my front pond and after he shook the water off it lookedlike he was shimmering in the sun! I just wish the darn blue jays would leavethe cowbirds alone at the feeders, the little dearies always seem to get chasedoff. Still waiting on the first slate juncos for the yard…


“sometimes I go about inpity for myself, and all the while, a great wind carries me across the sky” –Ojibwesaying
Carolyn Munsch ofFlicksville, Pa



Subject: Sparrows in Lawrence County
Date: Wed May 25 2016 21:29 pm
From: kestrel22 AT hotmail.com
 
There is a good number of Grasshopper and Henslow's Sparrows at the Volant Strips in Lawrence county, we had at least 8 Henslow's today.  And the huge number of Bobolinks put on a good show.


Glenn Koppel

Mary Alice Koeneke

kestrel22@hotmail.com

Butler, PA



Subject: Beaver County Brown Creeper
Date: Wed May 25 2016 20:13 pm
From: mpfial AT verizon.net
 
Hi,

I hiked around the wildflower reserve at Raccoon Creek State Park this afternoon and heard a Brown Creeper singing. It was close but I never saw it. The bird was moving around quite a bit, singing at different locations. This species is an uncommon breeder in southwest PA. Given the time of year, it could be on territory.

A Cooper's Hawk was calling at the parking lot so I suspect it's nesting in the tall Norway Spruces that border the parking lot.

Other birds included two Cerulean Warblers, Hooded Warblers, a Yellow-throated Warbler, a Common Yellowthroat and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

I also saw a large Black Rat Snake that had the chipmunks on edge.

Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County



Subject: Mourning Warblers Crawford Co
Date: Wed May 25 2016 19:47 pm
From: pabirder1974 AT gmail.com
 
I birded SGL 213 again today and was very pleased to have 3 singing
Mourning Warblers in various spots! I know they breed around and in Erie
Wildlife Refuge, but having these guys around this SGL close to my house is
great!

Other highlights today

1 Cerulean Warbler
1 Northern Waterthursh
2 Black Throated Green Warblers
1 Blue Wing Warbler]
a few Blackpolls singing
a few Bay Breasted Warblers singing
many Scarlet Tanagers
many Am Redstarts
1 Black Billed Cuckoo
3 Eastern Wood Pewees
many Great Crested Flycatchers
a family of Wood Ducks

good birding

Shawn Collins
Crawford County



Subject: northampton county red-headed woodpecker
Date: Wed May 25 2016 17:25 pm
From: sieminski1 AT frontier.com
 
  I am posting this for Kathy Romano, of Plainfield Township, Northampton County, who saw a Red-headed Woodpecker in her yard this morning.She said the bird was seen for about 15 minutes and thenleft the area. She was able to take a picture of the bird. Kathy SieminskiPlainfield TownshipNorthampton CountyNazareth PA   



Subject: Central PA Birdline for 5.26.2016
Date: Wed May 25 2016 16:41 pm
From: timetraveler50 AT comcast.net
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* May 26, 2016
* PACE1605.26
Bird Highlights
TRUMPETER SWAN (Huntingdon Co.)
SANDHILL CRANE (Sullivan Co.)
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (Lancaster Co.)
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE (Franklin Co.)
DICKCISSEL (Cumberland Co.)
PINE SISKIN (Centre, Franklin, Huntingdon & Lycoming Cos.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
May 26, 2016
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, May 26, 2016.

BEDFORD COUNTY:
One immature GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on May 20 soaring over Dunnings Creek Wetlands (VG, CK, AM).

Two FORSTER'S TERNS and 1 COMMON TERN were observed on May 22 at Shawnee State Park (BB, TB, BBy).

BLAIR COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on May 20at Frosty Hollow (LBu).

CARBON COUNTY:
One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen between May 19 and 23 at Wild Creek Reservoir (RR, JD).

CENTRE COUNTY:
Up to 2 PINE SISKINS visited a feeder through May 23 at Turtle Creek Apartments (JP).

One PINE SISKIN continued to visit a home in Park Forest Village through May 19 (SB).

One SORA was seen between May 19 and 22 at the east pool of Julian Wetlands (BS, JG, JP).

One YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was observed on May 21 along Goss Hollow Lane (LC, JC).

Three DUNLIN were seen on May 22 at Bald Eagle State Park (WL).

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER visited a feeder at the Wilson's property on May 22 (DP).

One ALDER FLYCATCHER and a "BREWSTER'S WARBLER" were observed on May 24 at Scotia Barrens (JCo).

CLEARFIELD COUNTY:
One MARSH WREN was seen on May 20 at the swamp along Platt Road (DR).

A LONG-TALED DUCK continues to be observed through May 20 at Bimini Lake (DR).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
One DICKCISSEL was seen on May 20 along Hilltop Road about 0.1 mile east of its intersection with Route 696 (MS).

Two CASPIAN TERNS were observed on May 22 at Opossum Lake (DK).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
Two EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were seen between May 19 and 23 at Greencastle Reservoir (CB, BO).

Up to 8 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders along Laurel Drive through May 23 (VB).

HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
One LEAST BITTERN continues to be seen through May 20 at Old Crow Wetlands (MS). One TRUMPETER SWAN was present on May 23 (RL).

Three PINE SISKINS were observed on May 20 at Greenwood Furnace State Park (NB).

Two PINE SISKINS visited the Wentzel's feeders on May 20 (DW).

There were 13 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 5 LEAST SANDPIPERS and 3 DUNLINS along Allison Road outside of Petersburg on May 22 (JK).

One PINE SISKIN was seen on May 23 at 9524 Stone Ridge Road (GG).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
One WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen on May 19 off of Junction Road (BC). One LESSER YELLOWLEGS was present on May 25 (ZM).

Three COMMON TERNS were observed on May 19 at Columbia River Park (BC).

One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen on May 23 at the Chestnut Grove Natural Area (LB).

LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and 1 YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER were seen on May 20 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (ME, EH, TN, ME, VP).

LEBANON COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on May 21 at Marquette Lake (TN).

One DUNLIN was observed on May 23 at the pond near the intersection of Fox and Prescott Roads (DBi).

LUZERNE COUNTY:
One AMERICAN BITTERN was seen on May 20 off Mountain Springs Lake Road in State Game Lands 57 (AG).

Two SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were observed on May 24 at the Kelayres Reclaimed Minelands (JD).

LYCOMING COUNTY:
Two PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders at 1852 Log Run Road through May 20 (SP).

One RUSTY BLACKBIRD was seen on May 19 at Rattlesnake Rock to the Ross Run Access along Pine Creek (DB).

One PINE SISKIN was observed on May 23 at the Williamsport Water Treatment Plant (DB).

MCKEAN COUNTY:
One LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 1 WESTERN SANDPIPER were seen between May 20 and 22 off of Township Route 416 near the Allegheny River (AB).

SULLIVAN COUNTY:
Up to 5 SANDHILL CRANES were seen between May 21 and 22 along SR 4024 (AG, RM).

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY:
One BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen on May 20 at the dam across the Susquehanna River (JS).

TIOGA COUNTY:
Up to 3 MARSH WRENS continue to be seen through May 20 at Marsh Creek in The Muck (KC, RH, GT).

Up to 5 PINE SISKINS were observed on May 21 at Hills Creek State Park (KC, SM, RH, GT).

Two SISKINS visited feeders on May 21 at the Minnick property (SM).

UNION COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen through May 22 along Wolfland Road (WS).

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...

*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: V. Barnes (VB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Chuck Berthoud (CB), Don Billet (DBi), Barry Blust (BB), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Susan Braun (SB), Dan Brennan (DB), Anna Bressan (AB), David Brown (DB), Thomas Buehl Jr. (TB), Lowell Burket (LBu), Brian Byrnes (BBy), Bruce Carl (BC), Jonathan Carter (JC), Lindera Carter (LC), Jack Cochran (JCo), Ken Cooper (KC), Jonathan DeBalko (JD), Mike Epler (ME), Vernon Gauthier (VG), Greg Grove (GG), Al Guarente (AG), Joe Gyekis (JG), Rich Hanlon (RH), Eric Hartshaw (EH), Chad Kauffman (CK), Jon Kauffman (JK), Dave Kerr (DK), Wayne Laubscher (WL), Renee Lubert (RL), Annette Mathes (AM), Robert Megraw (RM), Zachary Millen (ZM), Sean Minnick (SM), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Vince Pantanella (VP), Stephen Pinkerton (SP), Julia Plummer (JP), Donna Preskitt (DP), Rich Rehrig (RR), Dan Richards (DR), Matthew Sabatine (MS), Brian Schmoke (BS), Jerry Skinner (JS), William Snyder (WS), Gary Tyson (GT) and Doug Wentzel (DW). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request.
-End Transcript
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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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Subject: Sora - Lawrence Co.
Date: Wed May 25 2016 16:37 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I went to the Amish Farms in New Wilmington this afternoon and stopped at
the duck pond and was surprised to see a SORA out in the open foraging
also there, were two Least Sandpipers

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Great Egret - Butler Co.
Date: Wed May 25 2016 16:31 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I went to Barkley Rd. at the Muddy Creek area of Moraine State Park this
morning and found the following birds of note

1 Common Loon
1 Mute Swan
1 Great Egret
1 Coot

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Wednesday Birds and More Walk at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 5/25 Allegheny Co.
Date: Wed May 25 2016 14:12 pm
From: ckubiak AT aswp.org
 
Pa Birders,



With the turn-around to warm and beautiful weather, we had a fantastic
turnout of birders of all ages and experience levels today at Audubon
Society of Western Pa's "Birds and More Walk" Beechwood Farms Nature
Reserve. And the birds also decided to show up when our walk commenced at 9
AM, as we found a decent number of migrants and resident species.



Right from the start of our walk (which begins at 9 AM), the group
discovered a singing Tennessee Warbler and bright-red male Scarlet Tanager
just outside the parking lot at Beechwood. The tanager would be one of two
male Scarlet Tanagers we saw today, along with a cooperative male Indigo
Bunting that has been frequently using the feeders.



Also discovered were two warbler species (Hooded & American Redstart) both
which breed at Beechwood, Red-eyed Vireos, Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher, and a very
cooperative Eastern Wood Pewee. This Pewee both sang and sailed out in
search of insects from a perch in plain view on our Spring Hollow Trail.



The highlight of the morning was a singing immature male Orchard Oriole near
the pond, which foraged awhile in full-view of the group.



Other birds of note include a male/female pair of Eastern Bluebirds to a box
in the meadow, several chattering Chimney Swifts, two Eastern Phoebes, and a
group of 10 Cedar Waxwings.



Chris Kubiak| Director of Education

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15238

412-963-6100 ext. 12 | aswp.org



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Subject: RBA western Pennsyvlania, 23 May 2016
Date: Wed May 25 2016 13:00 pm
From: amytaracido AT outlook.com
 
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE05.23.16

Highlights:
BLACK TERN (Allegheny County)
COMMON TERN
CASPIAN TERN
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (Indiana County)
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (Indiana County)
DUNLIN
RED KNOT (Erie County)
WILLOW FLYCATCHER
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (Allegheny County)
CLIFF SWALLOW
WORM-EATING WARBLER
MOURNING WARBLER (Allegheny and Crawford Counties)
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (Crawford County)
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
SAVANNAH SPARROW
HENSLOW'S SPARROW (Clarion County)
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (Clarion County)
BOBOLINK

Contributors: Brendyn Baptiste, Shawn Collins, Dan Cunkelman, Mike Fialkovich, John Flannigan, Steve Gosser, Matt Juskowich, Geoff Malosh, Roy Ogburn, Aidan Place, David Poortinga, Gina Rubino, Kate St. John, Ryan Tomazin, Mark Vass, Carole Winslow.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 16 May 2016 through Monday, 23 May 2016

**This report is distributed by e-mail only. Compiler is not responsible for errors on websites who reproduce/reprint these reports. If you would like to receive western PA RBAs, contact AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Transcript-

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 5/19 at Wingfield Pines, 2 SORAS (MJ); on 5/22, 1 BLACK TERN (DP).

At Sewickley Park on 5/20, 1 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (GM); on 5/23, KENTUCKY WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, and others (JF).

On 5/22 at Frick Park, 1 MOURNING WARBLER and others (AP).

In Monroeville on 5/23, PURPLE FINCH (KSJ).


BEAVER COUNTY:

In Vanport on 5/19, 1 PURPLE FINCH (GR).

At Madden Run Road on 5/22, 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS (MVas).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 5/20 at Wolf Creek Narrows, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, 1 SAVANNAH SPARROW (BB).


CLARION COUNTY:

This week in Sligo, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, HENSLOW'S SPARROWS, GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS (CW).

On 5/22 in the Piney Tract/Mt. Airy/Strips areas, GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, HENSLOW'S SPARROWS, BOBOLINKS, 6-10 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS, PRAIRIE WARBLERS, ~6 NORTHERN BOBWHITES, 2 YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS, 1 PINE WARBLER, 3 WORM-EATING WARBLERS, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, RING-NECKED PHEASANT, and others (SC).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

On 5/22 at State Gamelands #213, 2 MOURNING WARBLERS, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, SORAS, VIRGINIA RAILS (SC).


ERIE COUNTY:

At Presque Isle on 5/23, 1 RED KNOT, 2 DUNLIN, 4 COMMON TERNS, 16 CASPIAN TERNS (MVas).


FAYETTE COUNTY:

At Ohiopyle State Park on 5/19, sightings included 10 CLIFF SWALLOWS (KSJ).


INDIANA COUNTY:

On 5/22 in West Lebanon, 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 3 DUNLIN, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS (SG).

Near Edgewood on 5/23, 1 GREAT EGRET (DC).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

On 5/22 in New Beaver, 2 COMMON GALLINULES (MVas).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 5/19 in Shenango Township, COMMON RAVEN (MVas).


SOMERSET COUNTY:

On 5/20 in Fairhope, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER (RO).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

At Southpointe on 5/20, 1 WILLOW FLYCATCHER (RT).


WESTMORELAND COUNTY:

On 5/22 in New Stanton, WILLOW FLYCATCHER (MF).

At Willowpoint Plaza in Rostraver on 5/24, 1 WILLOW FLYCATCHER (AT).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:
AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.



Subject: venango
Date: Wed May 25 2016 12:37 pm
From: bhnsjerry AT hotmail.com
 
At home on 5/23, 1 red-headed woodpecker. Today 1 worm-eating and 1 Wilson's warbler. 2 to 3 purple finch daily and red-shouldered hawk daily.


Jerry Stanley
170 Keith Lane
Franklin PA 16323
bhnsjerry@hotmail.com
814-432-4496



Subject: Sorry forgot to mention that this is Centre County eBird Report - Bear Meadows Natural Area, May 25, 2016
Date: Wed May 25 2016 12:18 pm
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
----- Original Message -----
From: "DEBORAH S"
To: "SCBIRDCL" , "PABIRDS"
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:14:49 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Bear Meadows Natural Area, May 25, 2016

I walked a 3.3 mile loop at Bear Meadows this am. Lots of bird activity.
Tried hard but never heard any Alder Flycatchers. That was a disappointment,
Canada songs were a high point as well as the many Veerys.
Only heard one Northern Waterthrush as I was approaching north Meadows road. It of course was back towards the bog.

Deb

If you go, be prepared for large number of sloughs in the trail.

Bear Meadows Natural Area, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
May 25, 2016 9:50 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.3 mile(s)
42 species

Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Acadian Flycatcher 10
Least Flycatcher 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue-headed Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 50
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 2
Common Raven 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Veery 22
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 10
Cedar Waxwing 2
Ovenbird 40
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 15
Common Yellowthroat 25
Hooded Warbler 24
American Redstart 24
Magnolia Warbler 5
Blackburnian Warbler 24
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 20
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Black-throated Green Warbler 17
Canada Warbler 7
Chipping Sparrow 6
Dark-eyed Junco 4
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 28
Scarlet Tanager 6
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29902127

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Deborah S. Grove



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Bear Meadows Natural Area, May 25, 2016
Date: Wed May 25 2016 12:14 pm
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
I walked a 3.3 mile loop at Bear Meadows this am. Lots of bird activity.
Tried hard but never heard any Alder Flycatchers. That was a disappointment,
Canada songs were a high point as well as the many Veerys.
Only heard one Northern Waterthrush as I was approaching north Meadows road. It of course was back towards the bog.

Deb

If you go, be prepared for large number of sloughs in the trail.

Bear Meadows Natural Area, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
May 25, 2016 9:50 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.3 mile(s)
42 species

Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Acadian Flycatcher 10
Least Flycatcher 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue-headed Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 50
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 2
Common Raven 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Veery 22
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 10
Cedar Waxwing 2
Ovenbird 40
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 15
Common Yellowthroat 25
Hooded Warbler 24
American Redstart 24
Magnolia Warbler 5
Blackburnian Warbler 24
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 20
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Black-throated Green Warbler 17
Canada Warbler 7
Chipping Sparrow 6
Dark-eyed Junco 4
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 28
Scarlet Tanager 6
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29902127

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Subject:
Date: Wed May 25 2016 9:36 am
From: katieandrews79 AT gmail.com
 
MAY 2016

Dear PA Birders,

Spring is a GREAT time to be out birding! And, a great time to put your
birding talents towards important citizen science efforts. We depend on
birders for so much in these times of budget tightening!

Hawk Mountain is involved with several projects across the state requesting
reports of nesting raptors, including rare species such as Barn Owl,
Northern Harrier, Short-eared Owl and Northern Goshawk. We need birders
like yourselves to share your sightings of nesting birds or possibly
nesting birds. One mechanism for putting your important sightings into a
long-term archive for future research, beyond Hawk Mountain, is to put them
in eBird. *HOWEVER, it is always critical that we keep the welfare of the
bird at top of our minds.*

So, we ask that everyone reporting nesting raptors *HIDE the checklist*
from view when entering in eBird. This is easy to do, see instructions
below. If you want to share other birds seen at a spot, report the nesting
raptor in a separate report. Alternatively, please do report your sighting
to Hawk Mountain via our website or in an email to me,
Goodrich@hawkmountain.org . The website,
www.hawkmountain.org/farmlandraptors has a secure data form to enter
sightings and only two people see that information other than the PA Game
Commission biologists responsible for the species conservation. All of
this is in an effort to better understand where the birds are and how we
can conserve them, so I hope you will participate ….and hide any reports
as well ..

Thank you for your support!.

HIDING YOUR CHECKLIST:

“you can also hide observations in eBird after you have submitted a
checklist. Go to manage my observations, click on the checklist you want to
hide and scroll to the bottom. There is a link to hide the checklist.”





Laurie J. Goodrich, Ph.D.

Director of Long-term Monitoring

Hawk Mountain Acopian Center for Conservation Learning

Hawk Mountain

410 Summer Valley Road

Orwigsburg, PA 17961

570-943-3411 x106

www.hawkmountain.org



Subject: Pittsburgh - Neighborhood Nestwatch Invite
Date: Wed May 25 2016 8:40 am
From: 0000003585d127de-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Pittsburgh Area Birders,

We are in our third year of participating in the Neighborhood Nestwatch, our favorite time of the year! I will attach some information about the nestwatch program if you are unfamiliar with this great Smithsonian project. Volunteers will show up at our house around dawn on Sunday, May 29th and stay until about Noon. You can attend the entire time or a short time, you can show up first thing or later in the morning. You are welcome to bring your children or your parents. We have a dog and a cat so if you have an allergy, you have been warned. If you are interested in coming please just repond to this email and we will give you an address and a phone number. Last year some of us had the thrilling opportunity to look at a very loud flicker in Bob Mullvihill's hands and everyone was able to hold a bird and release it! Super fun! Hope to see you!

Hayley and Jennifer
Pittsburgh


Neighborhood Nestwatch

Neighborhood Nestwatch is a citizen science program that teaches residents about the migratory birds in their backyards, while collecting hard-to-get data about urbanization impacts on wildlife.
What makes Neighborhood Nestwatch so effective and scientifically robust is the face-to-face interaction between participants and Smithsonian scientists when we visit their backyards to band birds every spring.
Founded in 2000 by SMBC Director Peter Marra, Neighborhood Nestwatch has grown from 40 backyards around Washington, D.C. to hundreds of yards throughout the United States.

About Neighborhood Nestwatch

The Smithsonian's Neighborhood Nestwatch program provides an opportunity to be a biologist in your own backyard. Participants learn about birds and help scientists solve critical questions regarding the survival of backyard bird populations.
To understand how backyard bird populations are faring, Neighborhood Nestwatch focuses on two main questions:

How successful are backyard bird nests?
How long do backyard birds live?

Watching Nests
Neighborhood Nestwatch volunteers work with scientists to find and monitor bird nests and to record and report their observations. Scientists are especially interested in comparing how successful nests are in urban, suburban, and rural backyards.
Watching Birds
Scientists from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center have been marking birds with a unique combination colored plastic leg bands so that individual birds can be identified. Participants keep a watchful eye out throughout the year to identify "their" birds and to report their sightings.

Results
Participant Perceptions. Participants have discovered much about the lives and habits of the birds seen every day and have involved their children in a hands-on learning experience.
Urban Bird Ecology. Neighborhood Nestwatch has already learned a lot about backyard birds in the Washington, D.C. area.

Neighborhood Nestwatch was conceived and is directed by Dr. Peter P. Marra of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in Washington, D.C.


Our Research Mission
The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is the only scientific institution solely dedicated to studying migratory birds. These species fly thousands of miles every year from summer breeding grounds in the United States and Canada to warm winter homes in the Caribbean, Central and South America.
We seek to understand their basic biology, what drives population size, and how conservationists can use these insights to stop population declines. Our scientists are at the forefront of ornithological research, innovating holistic approaches and testing the latest tracking technologies.
Our research focuses on complex questions about seasonal interactions, land management, conservation and behavior. We spend months in the field each year in search of answers—from New Hampshire to Jamaica, the Channel Islands to Ecuador. We are proud to collaborate with some of the best researchers in the world; train hundreds of students and postdocs; and freely share as much of our data and published research as possible.



Subject: Washington County Red-headed Woodpecker
Date: Wed May 25 2016 6:06 am
From: 0000001a0b1f86e1-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
May 24, 2016

Morris Township, Washington County

One Red-headed Woodpecker

Pat Hutcheson



Subject: Heisey Rd YB Chat Franklin Co
Date: Wed May 25 2016 4:45 am
From: keener1538 AT gmail.com
 
Yellow breasted Chat this morning in the orchard.

Bob Keener



Subject: Alder flycatcher, Pennsy Swamp, Mercer Co?
Date: Tue May 24 2016 22:38 pm
From: mamabrun AT zoominternet.net
 


Beautiful day at Pennsy Swamp. Notable birds:(I believe Pennsy swamp is in Mercer Co.]
Alder Flycatcher ...5
Baltimore Oriole.. male
Scarlet Tanager.. male
Sora... 3 calling
Yellow billed cuckoo... calling
Cedar Waxwing... at probable nest site
Rose-breasted Grosbeak.. male and female with female with mouthful waiting to go to probable nest site or to fledgling.
Bald Eagle
Others: Killdeer, EWood Pewee, Eastern Phoebe, Red tailed hawk, Broad winged hawk, Tree Swallows, Barn Swallows, Chimney Swifts, Yellow Throats, GreatBlue Herons, Blue Bird, SwampSparrow, SongSparrow, HairyWoodpecker, RedBellied WP, TuftedTitmice, plus others
Also.. noticed a family of CanadaGeese with 5 young... one of the adults was noticeably smaller than the other... also watch a potential confrontation from another pair of geese against the family group; however after a short term of head bobbing and verbal points being made face to face, the childless couple slowly left and milled around in the water close by... twas interesting.
Swamp water area was lower than I have ever seen, Also saw very small garter snake.
MarciaBrownButler, ButlerCo


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Subject: Warblers/Vireos/Whimbrel Erie Co Presque Isle
Date: Tue May 24 2016 22:09 pm
From: pabirder1974 AT gmail.com
 
I stopped after work to see if I can get the Whimbrels many folks had in
the morning. I left work early and made it up there and they were still on
Break wall 58/Sunset Beach this time. Also had a few Spotted Sandpipers
here as well.

I stopped at Fry's for some photos w/ evening light and had many many birds

Fry's Landing

many Blackpolls
many Bay Breasted Warblers
1 Philadelphia Vireo
2 Red Eyed Vireo
1 Magnolia Warbler
2 Black Throated Green
1 Black Throated Blue
1 Blackburnian Warbler
2 Tennessee Warblers
1 Black and White Warbler
1 Least Flycatcher ( heard)
2 Great Crested Flycatchers
1 House Wren
1 Swainson's Thrush
1 Brown Thrasher

Photos from this evening
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

Good Birding
Shawn Collins
Crawford County



Subject: Nighthawks - Jennings--Butler County
Date: Tue May 24 2016 21:03 pm
From: 000000c0e1e11ab7-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
At around 6:30 this evening, there were 8 Common Nighthawks flying high over the cattail marshes at Jennings Environmental Education Center--Woodland Side. They were silent, except for one bird that called once. There was also a flyover Bank Swallow traveling with two Barn Swallows. Other highlights included Broad-winged Hawk, Acadian Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Swainson's Thrush, Cedar Waxwing, and Tennessee, Magnolia, Blackburnian, and Black-throated Green Warblers.

Brendyn Baptiste
Slippery Rock, Butler County



Subject: 2016 Warbler Watch PA
Date: Tue May 24 2016 20:33 pm
From: warbler60 AT hotmail.com
 
Black-throated Green Warbler 5/2/2016  -
Newbold Estate, Irvine, PA

Yellow-rumped Warbler 5/2/2016 - Newbold Estate, Irvine, PA

Chestnut-sided Warbler 5/2/2016 - Newbold Estate, Irvine, PA

American Redstart 5/2/2016 - Newbold Estate, Irvine, PA

Northern Parula 5/2/2016 - Newbold Estate, Irvine, PA

Nashville Warbler 5/2/2016 - Newbold Estate, Irvine, PA

Common Yellowthroat 5/2/2016 - Newbold Estate, Irvine, PA

Palm Warbler 5/2/2016 - Buckaloon's Recreation Area, Irvine, PA

Yellow-throated Warbler 5/2/2016 - Buckaloon's Recreation Area, Irvine,
PA

Blackburnian Warbler 5/3/2016 - Longhouse Drive, Allegheny NF, PA

Yellow Warbler 5/3/2016 - Longhouse Drive, Allegheny NF, PA

Black-and-White Warbler 5/3/2016 - Longhouse Drive, Allegheny NF, PA

Blue-winged Warbler 5/3/2016 - Longhouse Drive, Allegheny NF, PA

Cerulean Warbler 5/3/2016 - Longhouse Drive, Allegheny NF, PA

Black-throated Blue Warbler 5/3/2016 - Jake's
Rocks, Allegheny NF, PA

Louisiana Waterthrush 5/3/2016 - Anders Run Natural Area, Irvine, PA

Hooded Warbler 5/5/2016 - Newbold Estate, Irvine, PA

Magnolia Warbler 5/5/2016 - Newbold Estate, Irvine, PA

Ovenbird 5/9/2016 - Bald Eagle State Park, Howard, PA

Golden-winged Warbler 5/9/2016 - Bald Eagle State Park, Howard, PA

Tennessee Warbler 5/9/2016 - Bald Eagle State Park, Howard, PA

Prairie Warbler 5/9/2016 - Sproul State Forest, Jews Run Rd., Renovo,
PA

Bay-breasted Warbler 5/11/2016 - Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA

Cape May Warbler 5/11/2016 - Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA

Prothonotary Warbler 5/11/2016 - Conneaut Marsh, McMichael Road, Geneva,
PA

Yellow-breasted Chat 5/12/2016 - Curlsville Strips, Hilltop Road, Sligo,
PA

Worm-eating Warbler 5/12/2016 - Armstrong Trail, Sarah Furnace Rd.,
Rimersburg, PA

Kentucky Warbler 5/12/2016 - Moraine State Park, Swamp Run Rd., Butler,
PA

Northern Waterthrush 5/13/2016 - Newbold Estate, Irvine, PA

Blackpoll Warbler 5/22/2016 - Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA

Canada Warbler 5/22/2016 - Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA

Wilson's Warbler 5/22/2016 - Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA

Pine Warbler 5/22/2016 - Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA

Mourning Warbler 5/24/2016 - Heart's Content Rd, Allegheny NF, PA
Now if I can just hook up with a Connecticut and Orange-crowned Warbler that would be great!




Ellwood Meyers
North Warren, PA 16365
warbler60@hotmail.com



Subject: OT Mexican Whip Poor Will??
Date: Tue May 24 2016 19:50 pm
From: troberts2459 AT atlanticbb.net
 
Yes, it is a separate species.

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Subject: [PABIRDS] OT Mexican Whip Poor Will??

Hi All,
I was in Big Bend NP in Texas and heard the Mexican Whip Poor Will. It sounds similar to our Eastern Whip, but huskier tones. Does anyone know if it has been changed to a separate species?

We also had great views of the Colima Warbler and enjoyed the hike!

Bob Keener


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Subject: Whimbrels - Erie Co.
Date: Tue May 24 2016 14:05 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I had two Whimbrels at Presque Isle S.P.
The bird on the breakwater flew and joined a second bird that flew in and
these birds landed on the small breakwaters at Beach 10
I got photos of one of the birds

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: monarch butterflies in Dauphin COunty
Date: Tue May 24 2016 14:03 pm
From: rzaino AT psu.edu
 
Although slightly off topic, this message was approved by Carmen.

While birding I have come across 2 monarch butterflies, one today (May 24) and one last Thursday (May 19), both looked newly emerged with sharp wing margins. Based on experience over the past 3 years, I would not expect to see any monarchs for another 2-4 weeks. Has anyone else seen monarchs in the past couple of weeks?
Rich Zaino
Dauphin County



Subject: Common Ravens and Common Nighthawks
Date: Tue May 24 2016 13:06 pm
From: info AT birdtreks.com
 
Dear PABirders,

On Sunday, 22 May there were two Common Ravens flying south over the
northern portion of the City of Lancaster, near where US 222 and PA 501
meet. This is in Lancaster County.

That same evening evening, 22 May, at about 9:30pm, several Common
Nighthawks were calling over the western portion of Wilkes-Barre, in
Luzerne County. They were near the Smokey-Bones Bar and Grill, over the
Wyoming Valley Mall. There are many flat gravel roof tops for potential
nest sites. Chris Lotz was visiting from South Africa. We were both
excited to hear the nighthawks calling.

Sincerely,
BOB

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Subject: Detweiler Run natural area and Alan Seeger natural area Huntingdon County
Date: Tue May 24 2016 12:40 pm
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
10 of us walked up Detweiler Run natural area making a 3 mile loop from 8 to 11 am.
This is an area that has old hemlocks and rhododendrons beside a small stream starting from the top of Thickhead Mtn.
A mixture of northern and southern breeders can be found.
We got looks at some birds and had a wide variety. All of target species were found.
Then three of us went over to Alan Seeger natural area.

Both checklists are included.

Detweiler Run Natural Area, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
May 24, 2016 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
28 species

Turkey Vulture 2
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Acadian Flycatcher 5
Blue-headed Vireo 5
Red-eyed Vireo 19
Black-capped Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Winter Wren 1
Veery 6
Swainson's Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 10
Ovenbird 17
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 8
Hooded Warbler 10
American Redstart 3
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 6
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 7
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Canada Warbler 2
Eastern Towhee 3
Scarlet Tanager 6
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29880359

Alan Seeger Natural Area, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
May 24, 2016 11:13 AM - 12:13 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
31 species

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Acadian Flycatcher 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 6
American Crow 2
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 2
Winter Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Veery 3
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 2
Ovenbird 3
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Hooded Warbler 5
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 8
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 1
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29880402


--
Deborah S. Grove



Subject: Schuylkill County birding - Tumbling Run, May 23, 2016
Date: Tue May 24 2016 12:01 pm
From: dkruel300 AT comcast.net
 
Hi All,
The birding wasnt bad last eve. Did have three migrants with Swainson's Thrush, and Tennessee & Blackpoll Warblers. Red-eyed Vireos for some reason were not making themselves too noticeable as seen by a rather low count....could be the evening timeframe. A Whip-poor-will calling was nice.

Tumbling Run, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, US
May 23, 2016 7:10 PM - 9:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
37 species

Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Black-billed Cuckoo 2
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1 called numerous times
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Blue-headed Vireo 2 good coniferous habitat
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Veery 10
Swainson's Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 8
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 5
Cedar Waxwing 6
Ovenbird 15
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Hooded Warbler 5
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 2
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 6
Scarlet Tanager 4
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5
Indigo Bunting 8
Baltimore Oriole 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29873368

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill County



Subject: Whimbrel @ PISP - Erie Co.
Date: Tue May 24 2016 11:15 am
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I am at Presque Isle S.P. and a WHIMBREL is perched on breakwater #58

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Olive Sided Flycatcher Crawford County
Date: Tue May 24 2016 8:08 am
From: pabirder1974 AT gmail.com
 
Olive Sided Flycatcher on Mercer Pike heading towards "custards" from rt 285

Perched at the game trail, where you can park one car, before you get to
the other parking area and the bridge. This is right along Mercer Pike,
same side as the "main" gravel lot before you cross the bridge.

Doc pics taken.

Good birding

Shawn Collins
Crawford County



Subject: OT Mexican Whip Poor Will??
Date: Tue May 24 2016 8:07 am
From: keener1538 AT gmail.com
 
Hi All,
I was in Big Bend NP in Texas and heard the Mexican Whip Poor Will. It
sounds similar to our Eastern Whip, but huskier tones. Does anyone know if
it has been changed to a separate species?

We also had great views of the Colima Warbler and enjoyed the hike!

Bob Keener



Subject: Whimbrel @ PISP - Erie Co.
Date: Tue May 24 2016 7:56 am
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
Mary Birdsong reports that there is a WHIMBREL perched on breakwater #48
..that is east of the lighthouse at Presque Isle S.P.

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: A moment of amazing birds, Monroeville, Allegheny
Date: Tue May 24 2016 7:24 am
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Thanks to all who responded that indeed immature male purple finches retain female-like plumage in their first year.  And they sing. 

This year I have yet to see a full adult (purple) male. Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org



Subject: Bucktoe Shorebird and Kite watch with extras
Date: Tue May 24 2016 6:34 am
From: chadkauffman AT earthlink.net
 
our next PSO field trip is going to be a jam packed weekend of 6/3-6/5

our facebook event page has more information

https://www.facebook.com/event...

PSO is returning to Chester County to join Larry at his Kite and
Shorebird watch at Bucktoe Preserve.
http://bucktoecreekpreserve.or...


Our group will be joining Martin Page on his field trip to the Stroud
Preserve on Saturday morning, for more info on that, here is that link.
http://westchesterbirdclub.org...


Sunday morning we will visit John Heinz refuge, led by Holly Merker. For
more info on that, here is that link.
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/John...





Chad Kauffman
Mifflintown, PA
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Subject: At last a nighthawk, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
Date: Mon May 23 2016 19:49 pm
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
There's a nighthawk in my neighborhood tonight. Thanks to my neighbor Sara for alerting me!  


Kate St. John
Visit my blog, Outside My Window, at
birdsoutsidemywindow.org



Subject: Red Knot @ Gull Point - Erie Co.
Date: Mon May 23 2016 17:38 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I went to Presque Isle State Park today and went out to Gull Point

Mary Birdsong was on the platform when I arrived at the point ....I found a
RED KNOT that was foraging along the spit that is out in front of the
platform...this bird ended up flying out of view along the shore to the
left of the platform so I do not know if it remained or migrated.

The only other migrant shorebirds seen were two Dunlin and two Least
Sandpipers

There were four Common Terns and sixteen Caspian Terns on the point

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Sewickley Heights Borough Park-allegheny county
Date: Mon May 23 2016 17:35 pm
From: rublzrme AT comcast.net
 
Nice hike in warm sunny conditions produced the following birds.  Cerulean, Kentucky ,Hooded ,Tennessee, Black-throated Green, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow, Chestnut among a few Acadians and first Ruby-throated Hummingbird of the season.

Enjoy your birding
John Flannigan
Allegheny county



Subject: Lebanon County - Dunlin
Date: Mon May 23 2016 13:57 pm
From: donbsrbirds AT gmail.com
 
At the pond at the intersection of Fox Road and Prescott Road I had a nice
Dunlin in full breeding plumage this pm.

Don Billett
Flintville
Lebanon County



Subject: Great Egret? Indiana County
Date: Mon May 23 2016 11:16 am
From: dancunkelman AT gmail.com
 
In the little pond on the north side of 286 between 422 and Edgewood.  Across from storage units.

Sent from Dan Cunkelman's iPhone



Subject: Tennessee Warbler yesterday - Schuylkill County
Date: Mon May 23 2016 10:03 am
From: dkruel300 AT comcast.net
 
Hi All,
Got to hear a Tennessee Warbler yesterday singing multiple times from our neighbor's yard in light rain. A neat song that isn't always easily recognizable, and often you may just hear the third part of the three-part song. It can sound something like a chipping sparrow, but always shorter.......and usually faster and louder. So you still may get to see or hear one coming thru for migration.

Here is a link to Tennessee Warbler song...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y0hSqmGtk

Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill County



Subject: A moment of amazing birds, Monroeville, Allegheny
Date: Mon May 23 2016 9:58 am
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I'm sitting outdoors in a copse of 5 trees next to a doctor's office parking lot (lousy habitat) and yet I heard a purple finch singing. 
Not only was a female singing the warbling song from the only oak in the area but a male and female scarlet tanager where also foraging in that tree.
According to Birds of North America Online female purple finches sing from the nest but have not been reported singing elsewhere. Hmmm.  This is the 2nd time this month that I've seen a female-plumaged purple finch singing.(Other incident was at PISP on May 7) ... Do the males take more than a year to become purple?

This just proves -- again -- that the best birds are at the parking lot. I'm glad I brought my binoculars while I wait for my husband's eye appt.

Kate St. John
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Subject: eBird -- Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- May 23, 2016
Date: Mon May 23 2016 7:37 am
From: daniel.e.weeks AT verizon.net
 
I expect that the Blackburnian Warbler and Black-throated Green Warbler will depart Frick Park soon, but I am glad they are still here. 

A Cedar Waxwing flew out to catch an insect, so close I could hear its wing beats!

Good birding,
Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
May 23, 2016
07:50
Traveling
2.31 miles
42 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Observer: Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.1 Build 65

1 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Carolina Wren
2 American Robin
2 Cedar Waxwing
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
3 Chipping Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
4 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting
1 Common Grackle
2 Baltimore Oriole
2 House Finch
2 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 20



Subject: Blackpolls, Schenley Park, May 22, Pittsburgh
Date: Mon May 23 2016 4:55 am
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Yesterday morning I led an outing at Schenley Park along the Serpentine Road near the Westinghouse Fountain.  (We would have walked the Falloon Trail but it was a sea of mud.)  The gray chilly weather wasn't great for birding but there were many blackpoll warblers in the trees along the road.  Best birds were the blackpolls, chestnut-sided warblers and scarlet tanagers.  We saw a pair of Baltimore orioles near their unfinished nest and -- at a distance -- both peregrine falcons at the Cathedral of Learning.
 Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
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Subject: Kirby Park, Luz. Co.
Date: Mon May 23 2016 4:30 am
From: chickadd AT ptd.net
 
05/22/16

I suppose the bird of the day was the not-so-common common
nighthawk. Notable misses were raptors in general. We had more looks,
and possibly the best looks, at blackpoll warblers than Ive probably
ever had, and we also had a nice look at a yellow-billed cuckoo.

1) Great Blue Heron 2
2) Canada Goose 7
3) Wood Duck 18 (10 ducklings)
4) Mallard 10
5) Common Merganser 6
7) Killdeer 1
8) Feral Pigeon 4
9) Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3
10) Common Nighthawk 2
11) Chimney Swift 7
12) Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
13) Downy Woodpecker 3
14) Northern Flicker 3
15) Eastern Phoebe 1
16) Great Crested Flycatcher 1
17) Warbling Vireo 2
18) Red-eyed Vireo 12
19) Blue Jay 6
20) American Crow 4
21) Fish Crow 4
22) Tree Swallow 3
23) Black-capped Chickadee 3
24) Tufted Titmouse 4
25) White-breasted Nuthatch 4
26) Carolina Wren 3
27) House Wren 3
28) Eastern Bluebird 2
29) Wood Thrush 2
30) American Robin 28
31) Gray Catbird 26
32) European Starling 2
33) Cedar Waxwing 12
34) Tennessee Warbler 2
35) Yellow-Warbler 4
36) Blackburnian Warbler 1
37) Blackpoll Warbler 15
38) American Redstart 10
39) Common Yellowthroat 2
40) Chipping Sparrow 1
41) Song Sparrow 14
42) Northern Cardinal 8
43) Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
44) Red-winged Blackbird 2
45) Indigo Bunting 8
46) Common Grackle 26
47) Brown-headed Cowbird 3
48) American Goldfinch 8
49) House Sparrow 2

Gray Squirrel: 5
Woodchuck: 2
Painted Turtle: 12
Total Avian Species: 49
Observers: 3
Hours: 6.0
Weather: Drizzle much of the time; 52-63 F

Sandy Goodwin
Wyoming Co.



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Monroe County, Delaware Water Gap NRA--Freeman Tract Rd., May 19, 2016
Date: Sun May 22 2016 22:05 pm
From: anne.sarah.bekker AT gmail.com
 
My husband and I have birded Freeman Tract (starting the walk from the John
Turn Farm and taking the MacDade Trail up to it) for years and have always
enjoyed the huge numbers of Cerulean and Hooded warblers we come across
(even though we rarely get up there before late morning). This past
Saturday didn't disappoint (though we didn't approach your rose-breasted
grosbeak numbers).

I've never had so many cuckoos -- 4 Black-billed and 11 Yellow-billed -- in
one outing!

As a bonus, we encountered an adolescent bear and a porcupine on the way
back.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29850785

Anne Bekker
Philadelphia

On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 7:54 PM, Terry Master
wrote:

> Hi Everyone:
>
> The annual Freeman Tract Road Bird Survey was conducted today in perfect
> weather with 7 participants. Today's count of 81 species is the highest
> for the survey dating back to 2011 with record numbers of ovenbird,
> red-eyed vireo, worm-eating warbler and rose-breasted grosbeak in
> particular. The most unusual sighting was a flock of 130 Brant flying
> north along the Delaware River.
>
> Terry
>
> Terry L. Master, Ph.D.
> Professor of Biology
> Dept. Graduate Coordinator
> ______________________
> Dept. of Biological Sciences
> East Stroudsburg University
> 200 Prospect Street
> East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
> 570-422-3709
> tmaster@esu.edu
>
> ________________________________________
> From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu [ebird-checklist@cornell.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:36 PM
> To: tmaster@esu.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Delaware Water Gap NRA--Freeman Tract Rd., May 19,
> 2016
>
> Delaware Water Gap NRA--Freeman Tract Rd., Monroe, Pennsylvania, US
> May 19, 2016 6:15 AM - 12:45 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 6.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Annual Freeman Tract Road bird survey in the Delaware Water
> Gap National Recreation Area. Participants included Terry Master, Jeff
> Shreiner, Patti Shreiner, Stephen Kloiber, Corey Husic, Diane Husic, Susan
> Schmoyer,
> 81 species
>
> Brant 130
> Canada Goose 1
> Wood Duck 3
> Mallard 7
> Hooded Merganser 3
> Common Merganser 5
> Wild Turkey 1
> Common Loon 2
> Double-crested Cormorant 1
> Green Heron 1
> Turkey Vulture 13
> Osprey 2
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1
> Broad-winged Hawk 4
> Red-tailed Hawk 10
> Spotted Sandpiper 5
> Mourning Dove 7
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 13
> Black-billed Cuckoo 4
> Barred Owl 1
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 17
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 3
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
> Eastern Phoebe 3
> Great Crested Flycatcher 4
> Eastern Kingbird 2
> Yellow-throated Vireo 17
> Warbling Vireo 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 113
> Blue Jay 15
> American Crow 19
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
> Tree Swallow 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 3
> White-breasted Nuthatch 6
> Carolina Wren 1
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 11
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> Veery 14
> Wood Thrush 37
> American Robin 1
> Gray Catbird 21
> Cedar Waxwing 26
> Ovenbird 64
> Worm-eating Warbler 16
> Louisiana Waterthrush 3
> Northern Waterthrush 1
> Blue-winged Warbler 11
> Black-and-white Warbler 6
> Tennessee Warbler 6
> Common Yellowthroat 21
> Hooded Warbler 35
> American Redstart 88
> Cerulean Warbler 39
> Northern Parula 21
> Magnolia Warbler 2
> Yellow Warbler 8
> Blackpoll Warbler 6
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
> Prairie Warbler 2
> Black-throated Green Warbler 2
> Chipping Sparrow 3
> Field Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 8
> Eastern Towhee 1
> Scarlet Tanager 15
> Northern Cardinal 8
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 22
> Indigo Bunting 28
> Red-winged Blackbird 8
> Common Grackle 2
> Brown-headed Cowbird 6
> Orchard Oriole 1
> Baltimore Oriole 12
> American Goldfinch 8
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29782772
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>



Subject: Black Tern, Allegheny
Date: Sun May 22 2016 20:48 pm
From: 0000008e16644444-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Found a Black Tern this evening foraging over the marsh at Wingfield Pines during a thunderstorm. Thanks to Jim Hausman for sending a message to the listserv for me. The tern flew off to the north at sunset, but not before several birders were able to watch it put on a show actively foraging and calling. 

David Poortinga
Allegheny Co.



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