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19 Sep: @ 18:37:42 
Allegheny Front (19 Sep 2020) 432 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 18:17:30 
Bake Oven Knob (19 Sep 2020) 123 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 18:03:43 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Sep 2020) 233 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 17:47:24 
Waggoner's Gap (19 Sep 2020) 689 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 17:47:24 
Waggoner's Gap (19 Sep 2020) 689 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 17:27:47 
Broadwings: Berks County [jtraynor]
19 Sep: @ 17:23:22 
Second Mountain (19 Sep 2020) 26 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 16:53:52 
Rocky Ridge (19 Sep 2020) 654 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 10:58:01 
Silver Lake in Bucks co [Douglas Filler]
19 Sep: @ 09:09:39 
Pine Siskin - Allegheny County [Steve Gosser]
18 Sep: @ 23:04:49 
Second Mountain (18 Sep 2020) 182 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 22:17:47 
Bake Oven Knob (18 Sep 2020) 626 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 21:43:15 
Rose Tree Park (18 Sep 2020) 415 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 19:47:16 
Good Broad-winged Hawk evening flight, Montgomery Co. [Paul Heveran]
18 Sep: @ 19:20:02 
Broad-winged Hawk Migration Update and Weekend Forecast [David Brown]
18 Sep: @ 19:14:55 
Waggoner's Gap (18 Sep 2020) 873 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 19:12:53 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Sep 2020) 517 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 18:42:41 
Rocky Ridge (18 Sep 2020) 780 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 18:36:52 
Warblers - MERCER COUNTY [K Springer]
18 Sep: @ 17:00:49 
Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2020) 18 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 16:39:48 
Bird photos and photo tips [David Gibson]
18 Sep: @ 16:27:38 
Allegheny Front (18 Sep 2020) 130 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 08:25:50 
Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak, Hummingbird -- Cumberland County [reeser]
17 Sep: @ 19:56:47 
CVRT [Tom Dougherty]
17 Sep: @ 19:56:47 
CVRT [Tom Dougherty]
17 Sep: @ 19:48:49 
Nighthawks and Chimney Swifts [Tom Dougherty]
17 Sep: @ 19:17:46 
Allegheny Front (17 Sep 2020) 247 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 18:34:30 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Sep 2020) 125 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 18:02:55 
Rose Tree Park (17 Sep 2020) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 17:55:06 
Stone Mt., Pa. (17 Sep 2020) 184 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 17:49:35 
Second Mountain (17 Sep 2020) 128 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 17:45:04 
Rocky Ridge (17 Sep 2020) 232 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 16:11:42 
Waggoner's Gap (17 Sep 2020) 423 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 11:46:00 
Northampton County Jacobsburg State Park [DAVID SIEMINSKI]
17 Sep: @ 11:41:32 
Erie County waterbird count for September 17, 2020 [Jerry McWilliams]
16 Sep: @ 19:33:05 
Bake Oven Knob (16 Sep 2020) 345 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Sep: @ 19:01:43 
Rose Tree Park (16 Sep 2020) 9 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Sep: @ 18:15:30 
A few migrant comments, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH]
16 Sep: @ 18:13:43 
Allegheny Front (16 Sep 2020) 311 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Sep: @ 17:39:03 
Second Mountain (16 Sep 2020) 302 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Sep: @ 17:22:46 
Waggoner's Gap (16 Sep 2020) 521 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Sep: @ 17:08:01 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Sep 2020) 322 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Sep: @ 15:49:29 
Bucks Co. Birders Sept. 22 Meeting - Eavesdropping on Birds [JFoulke]
16 Sep: @ 14:48:24 
WARBLER FALLOUT - MERCER COUNTY [K Springer]
16 Sep: @ 13:57:56 
RBA western Pennsylvania, 14 September 2020 [Amy Taracido]
16 Sep: @ 13:57:56 
RBA western Pennsylvania, 14 September 2020 [Amy Taracido]
16 Sep: @ 10:33:05 
Venango Co [jerry stanley]
16 Sep: @ 10:09:46 
Erie County waterbird count for September 16, 2020 [Jerry McWilliams]
16 Sep: @ 10:03:24 
Re: Today's Broad-winged Hawk Results Analysis Video (9/15/20) [kvanfleet@pa.net]
16 Sep: @ 06:50:54 
Re: Today's Broad-winged Hawk Results Analysis Video (9/15/20) [Cindy Dunn]





Subject: Allegheny Front (19 Sep 2020) 432 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 18:37 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 3 3 3
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 33 37
BE 4 77 85
NH 0 11 12
SS 6 47 58
CH 3 19 25
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 10 11
BW 386 9131 9256
RT 22 166 187
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 1 5 9
ML 1 3 4
PG 0 4 4
UA 0 2 2
UB 2 3 5
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 2 21 26

Total: 432 9536 9725
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Brian M. Wargo

Observers: Adam Katrancha, Bob Stewart, Dave Poder, Erika Bowman,
Jeanine Ging, Joe Sabo, Tom & Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
The Allegheny Front Hawk Watch is closed to the public during the Covid-19
pandemic. Please do not walk in. We will open to the public as soon as we
ensure the safety of all.


Weather:
The morning started below freezing with robust east winds and pure blue
skies. Throughout the day, the temperatures warmed, but the cloudless blue
sky and east wind remained, making spotting birds very difficult.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles Times (EST):
Sub III: 8:51 a.m., 3:10 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
Sub IV: 10:01 a.m.

Two adult Bald Eagles passed north after turkey vultures flapped to get out
of their way. These eagles were not counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
Eastern Towhee, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Chimney Swifts, Blue Jays, Ravens,
Black-Throated Green Warbler, and one fritillary butterfly.

Predictions:
Sun and east winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian M. Wargo (brianwargo@gmail.com)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/a...



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (19 Sep 2020) 123 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 18:17 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 57 107
Turkey Vulture 8 119 226
Osprey 1 92 144
Bald Eagle 2 139 223
Northern Harrier 1 8 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 123 149
Cooper's Hawk 2 29 39
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 12 17
Broad-winged Hawk 83 3553 3753
Red-tailed Hawk 8 164 258
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 59 68
Merlin 0 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 13
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 48 95

Total: 123 4419 5109
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Claudia Sacks

Observers: Bob Astleford, Ed Sinkler, John Good, Rick Gaeta

Weather:
Variable light winds (0-4mph) throughout the reporting period. Sunny, no
clouds, and cool temperatures (50-61).

Raptor Observations:
BE(2): 1155, 1532

Non-raptor Observations:
28 Monarchs
43 Blue Jays traveled South today past the N lookout.
17 Ravens meandered about during the reporting period.
Black-throated green, bay-breasted, Tennessee, and Yellow-rumped warblers
hung around the lookout today!

Other Observers: Chris, Andrew, Ed Wanamaker

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 62. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Sep 2020) 233 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 18:03 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 2 4
Turkey Vulture 0 10 12
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 3 147 206
Bald Eagle 11 130 217
Northern Harrier 2 14 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 118 126
Cooper's Hawk 2 51 64
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 9
Broad-winged Hawk 178 3345 3654
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 65 130
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 3 8
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 16 123 152
Merlin 0 37 40
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 7
Unknown Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Raptor 4 18 19

Total: 233 4082 4677
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Observation start time: 05:45:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Compiler: Paul Heveran

Counters: Bracken Brown, Dave Kruel, Matt Wlasniewski

Weather:
Clear skies with northerly wind 5-15 in the morning. Afternoon the wind
calmed and became more variable between north and westerly influence.

Raptor Observations:
11 bald eagle past the lookout we had adults at 8:46, 10:09, 10:30, 12:36,
13:29, and 13:50. Hatch year at 8:08, Second year 14:20, Fourth year 11:53,
and two unknown age immature 11:58, 14:42

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmountain.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/h...



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (19 Sep 2020) 689 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 17:47 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2020
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 93 126
BE 10 154 239
NH 4 28 30
SS 29 216 223
CH 5 58 65
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 13 23
BW 615 5128 5339
RT 14 265 376
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 8 71 85
ML 0 14 14
PG 0 11 13
UA 1 4 4
UB 0 5 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 2 14 18

Total: 689 6075 6566
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Charlotte Catalano, Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Carolyn Hoffman, Dave Grove, Joe Yoder, Karena Johnson,
Meredith Lombard, Pat Freed, Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Kirk Callison, Eric Gogola, 89


Weather:
Sunny with clear skies and N wind, only clouds present a shelf far to the
south.

Raptor Observations:
First bird BW 647
Last bird BW 412

BE J 858, 957, 1020, 1107, 114
BE WB 955, 114, 253, 330
BE U 912


Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbird 3
Monarch 23
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/a...



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (19 Sep 2020) 689 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 17:47 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 93 126
BE 10 154 239
NH 4 28 30
SS 29 216 223
CH 5 58 65
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 13 23
BW 615 5128 5339
RT 14 265 376
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 8 71 85
ML 0 14 14
PG 0 11 13
UA 1 4 4
UB 0 5 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 2 14 18

Total: 689 6075 6566
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Charlotte Catalano, Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Carolyn Hoffman, Dave Grove, Joe Yoder, Karena Johnson,
Meredith Lombard, Pat Freed, Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Kirk Callison, Eric Gogola, 89


Weather:
Sunny with clear skies and N wind, only clouds present a shelf far to the
south.

Raptor Observations:
First bird BW 647
Last bird BW 412

BE J 858, 957, 1020, 1107, 114
BE WB 955, 114, 253, 330
BE U 912


Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbird 3
Monarch 23
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/a...



Subject: Broadwings: Berks County
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 17:27 pm
From: 0000010782986cfc-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
At 1740 I spotted a large kettle of Broadwings from our home located about 1.25 miles west of Green Hills (19540).
Within the next five minutes my wife and I counted 220+ Broadwings streaming Southwest.



Subject: Second Mountain (19 Sep 2020) 26 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 17:23 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 30 38
Bald Eagle 1 43 82
Northern Harrier 0 13 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 97 100
Cooper's Hawk 0 25 29
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 15 2558 2676
Red-tailed Hawk 4 75 91
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 18 22
Merlin 0 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 3 3

Total: 26 2879 3078
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Tom Kurtz

Observers: Andy Francis, Brian Weaver, Gayle Lawrence, Jay George,
Morris Cox, Nancy Clupper, Steve Walthius, Tom Power

Visitors:
A group of 10 plain people adults and children spent time
looking for migrating hawks. 4 other adults interested in migration. About
17 vista viewers visitors.


Weather:
Crystal clear, no cloud cover, winds from N to NE about 8-12 miles per
hour, and a temperature range from 46 to 59 degrees.

Raptor Observations:
Very few birds. 1 Adult Bald eagle

Non-raptor Observations:
Very few songbirds. 2 Magnolia warblers, red eyed vireo, and scarlet
tanager, 100 + blue jays flew past through out the day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Rocky Ridge (19 Sep 2020) 654 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 16:53 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 2 3
Osprey 3 59 65
Bald Eagle 5 37 45
Northern Harrier 4 22 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 143 148
Cooper's Hawk 1 7 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 613 2610 2614
Red-tailed Hawk 0 20 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 125 131
Merlin 0 3 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 13 13

Total: 654 3054 3089
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Andy Wolf, Randy Phillips

Observers: Andy Wolf, Brandon Pentz, Chad Erhardt, Cheyenne Stephens,
Craig McCoy, Fred Paley, Jim Wendt, Ken Orvis,
Mindy Sowers, Phil Keener

Visitors:
Steady stream of visitors throughout the day with some interested in the
count. A Broad-winged program was advertised from 1 PM - 4 PM with a few
families in attendance as well as members of the South Mountain Audubon
Society and the York County Parks' Teen Naturalist Club. Chuck Berthoud,
Kelsey Frey, Christine Pentz, Terry Knockstead.


Weather:
Chilly. Clear blue skies all day, light winds.

Raptor Observations:
Local TV, BV, and RT activity
1 Cooper's Hawk
5 BE Adult


Non-raptor Observations:
Chimney Swift and Tree Swallows throughout
1 CONI
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 Eastern Kingbird
119 Blue Jays
2 Monarchs

========================================================================
Report submitted by Parks Volunteer (parks@yorkcountypa.gov)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Silver Lake in Bucks co
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 10:58 am
From: 0000012c09e09177-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The following were seen on the morning bird walk from the Sliver Lake Nature Center located in Bristol Pa. 

Silver Lake Park/Nature Center, Bucks, Pennsylvania, US

Sep 19, 2020 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

Participants: 10

1.1 mile(s)

Checklist Comments: Lots of activity with a few feeding flocks with multiply warblers and a Philadelphia Vireo

30 species


Canada Goose 10

Mallard 6

Mourning Dove 2

Great Blue Heron 1

Turkey Vulture 2

Osprey 1

Broad-winged Hawk 1

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 4

Hairy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Eastern Phoebe 3

Philadelphia Vireo 1 small bird with yellow wash on throat, dark line through eye with white above and below eye. head and back dark grey with short bill.

Blue Jay 5

Carolina Chickadee 8

Tufted Titmouse 2

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Carolina Wren 4

Gray Catbird 7

American Robin 15

American Goldfinch 3

Black-and-white Warbler 4

Hooded Warbler 1

American Redstart 5

Northern Parula 3

Magnolia Warbler 2

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1

Black-throated Green Warbler 3


View this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/checklist/S7...


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

Doug Filler
Levittown Pa.



Subject: Pine Siskin - Allegheny County
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 9:09 am
From: sgosser72 AT gmail.com
 
Hello,

Just had 2 Pine Siskins show up at our backyard bird feeder this morning (9-18).

Steve Gosser
McCandless, PA

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Second Mountain (18 Sep 2020) 182 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 23:04 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 30 38
Bald Eagle 4 42 81
Northern Harrier 1 13 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 94 97
Cooper's Hawk 9 25 29
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 125 2543 2661
Red-tailed Hawk 9 71 87
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 17 21
Merlin 1 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 2 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 182 2853 3052
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers: Andy Francis, Brian Weaver, Jay George, Larry Coble,
Morris Cox, Rick Schoenberger, Tim Still

Visitors:
18 people for hawk watch.
10 vehicles and 15 people for vista view
Helped as observers:
Jarrod Derr with Rebecca and Casity
Kevin Shannan
Bill Oyler


Weather:
59F-71F, winds 3-10mph occasional gust@17mph, W/ WNW and Northerly winds.
10-90% CLCV.

Raptor Observations:
1ABE
3JBE

Non-raptor Observations:
Cat birds, cedar waxwings, Flicker, blue jays, grackles, ravens, crows,,
tree swallows,, swifts, red bellied woodpeckers, goldfinches, 26 Canada
geese and 20 monarch butterflies.

Predictions:
5-10 mph wind, sunny with some clouds 70-80F
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (18 Sep 2020) 626 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 22:17 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 55 105
Turkey Vulture 6 111 218
Osprey 10 91 143
Bald Eagle 38 137 221
Northern Harrier 0 7 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 26 114 140
Cooper's Hawk 6 27 37
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 12 17
Broad-winged Hawk 508 3470 3670
Red-tailed Hawk 7 156 250
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 17 53 62
Merlin 1 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 2 10 13
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 47 94

Total: 626 4296 4986
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 19:30:00
Total observation time: 12.25 hours

Official Counter: Ron Kline

Observers: Doug Burton, Jeff Hopkins, Rick Gaeta, Rob Keith

Visitors:
Additional Observers: Rick Gaeta, John Leskosky, Bob Astleford, Steve Hawk


Weather:
Visibility 10 miles; Temps 61-68F; Wind 6 initially then 8-12 NW and NNW;
Cloud Cover 90% thru 1100 hrs then 20% and 10% at the end of the reporting
period.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (38): 0937i, 1000i, 1008a, 1008a,1025i, 1036i, 1108i, 1412a,
1451a,1515a, 1625a, 1629i, 1632a, 1641a, 1646i, 1646i, 1653a, 1659a, 1701a,
1704i, 1709a, 1714a, 1714i, 1718a, 1718i, 1719a, 1726a, 1727i, 1727i,
1729a, 1732a, 1732a, 1733i, 1741a, 1743i, 1743i, 1812a, 1812a,

An impressive 38 Bald Eagles were observed on this day. Congratulations to
all who witnessed this wonderful event.

Non-raptor Observations:
Peregrine Falcon (1) 1725A

A Sandhill Crane was observed from the North Lookout, A Barred Owl, was
heard in the bowl below the North Lookout

Predictions:
Sunny. High 63F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Rose Tree Park (18 Sep 2020) 415 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 21:43 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 61 61
Northern Harrier 1 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 13 50 50
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 23 23
Cooper's Hawk 2 7 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 368 592 592
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 28 28
Merlin 1 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 1 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 4 4

Total: 415 779 779
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Chris Pugliese

Observers: Chuck Root, Tom Bush

Visitors:
Judy and Sam Mayer, Barbara Holland, Hiroshi, Roger McAanay


Weather:
A comfortable day with temperatures climbing into the low 70's, a decent
amount of clouds and fairly strong N to NNE winds.

Raptor Observations:
Broadwings showed up late today, but will most likely start early tomorrow,
it could be a good day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Great Blue Heron, dragonfly numbers were low

Predictions:
Birds were moving strongly through New England today, the weather should be
similar to today's weather, but with fewer clouds. We should see a good
movement of Broadwings tomorrow
========================================================================
Report submitted by John Mercer (mercer1135@aol.com)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Subject: Good Broad-winged Hawk evening flight, Montgomery Co.
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 19:47 pm
From: birdmeister.paul AT gmail.com
 
Hello PA Birders,

I got home from school this afternoon and sat down for an hour and a half
of backyard hawkwatching. I wasn't disappointed! Things started out a bit
slow, but we ended up seeing 398 Broad-winged Hawks amid 411 total raptor
migrants. The largest kettles (max. 121) of Broadwings were at moderate
altitude and well to the east of the yard, although a nice little group
went right over late in the watch. I wound things down at 6:15 after a late
Osprey and Harrier passed over.

Numbers are in the eBird checklist here:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S7...


It's looking like a fantastic nocturnal migration night, and I'm fortunate
enough to be at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary for the day tomorrow. Here's hoping
for a good Broadwing flight amid the "baby blue" skies...


Good birding.
Paul Heveran



Subject: Broad-winged Hawk Migration Update and Weekend Forecast
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 19:20 pm
From: davidebrownpa AT gmail.com
 
I made a new video with a summary of the hawk watches that had big flights
today (9/18) and my prediction for the weekend (hint: it's good):
https://youtu.be/NyQQbA3YnIo

To summarize:
A few sites in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine
had big broad-winged hawk flights today which, combined with northerly
winds and sunny skies, could result in big flights this weekend in Eastern
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Northern Delaware, and Maryland, but blue skies
will make viewing difficult. See the video for full details.

I hope everyone is able to get out to enjoy the nice weather and see some
hawks.

Good birding,
David Brown



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (18 Sep 2020) 873 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 19:14 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 5 92 125
BE 17 144 229
NH 2 24 26
SS 54 187 194
CH 11 53 60
NG 0 1 1
RS 2 13 23
BW 750 4513 4724
RT 15 251 362
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 9 63 77
ML 1 14 14
PG 2 11 13
UA 1 3 3
UB 0 5 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 4 12 16

Total: 873 5386 5877
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 12 hours

Official Counter: Charlotte Catalano, Dave Grove, Paul Fritz

Observers: Anna Lippert, Carolyn Hoffman, Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich,
Diane McLaughlin, Gary LaBelle, Gene Wagner, Glenn Mitzel,
Joe Lavella, Paul Fritz, Robert McLaughlin

Visitors:
Ray Zomok, Tim and Betsy Reed, Vern Gauthier, Steve Dunwoody, Alpine
Nubians Kolt,Kinder, and Kole 39


Weather:
Strong NNW wind and partly cloudy to start with quickly diminishing cloud
cover until late afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
First bird SS 614
Last bird OS 554

PG U 854 (2)

BE J 822, 831, 1127, 1214, 1240, 117, 507, 533
BE WB 831
BE 4YR 507, 515
BE A 909, 1158, 409, 441
BE UA 928, 209

Frustratingly high and distant-in-binocular BWs until late kettles circled
low overhead

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch 56

1 CONI, BTNW
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Sep 2020) 517 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 19:12 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 2 4
Turkey Vulture 1 10 12
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 9 144 203
Bald Eagle 32 119 206
Northern Harrier 3 12 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 34 104 112
Cooper's Hawk 14 49 62
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 3 5 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 9
Broad-winged Hawk 378 3167 3476
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 7 62 127
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 3 8
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 22 107 136
Merlin 6 37 40
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 7
Unknown Falcon 1 5 5
Unknown Raptor 6 14 15

Total: 517 3849 4444
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:00:00
Observation end time: 19:00:00
Total observation time: 13.25 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters:

Weather:
hazy skies with low vis in am then clearing midday, birds got high then,
and strong NW winds all day long

Raptor Observations:
bald eagles ruled the skies late in day with 18 in last hour and 5 min
adults:
957,1204,1204,1326,1408,1542,1652,1758,1758,1755,1755,1747,1741,1741,1723,1727
immatures; 1802, 1731, 1731, 1755, 1755, 1758, 1758, 1054 x3, 1056

Non-raptor Observations:
nigthawk 2, monarchs 50
purple finch 5, , 166 blue jay
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmountain.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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Subject: Rocky Ridge (18 Sep 2020) 780 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 18:42 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 2 3
Osprey 18 56 62
Bald Eagle 4 32 40
Northern Harrier 7 18 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 68 121 126
Cooper's Hawk 3 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 613 1997 2001
Red-tailed Hawk 2 20 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 56 120 126
Merlin 1 3 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 3 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 12 12

Total: 780 2400 2435
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Phil Keener, Randy Phillips

Observers: Barry Sowers, Bernie Frick, Brandon Pentz, Chad Erhardt,
Craig McCoy, Fred Paley, Jen Barrall, Jim Wendt, Ken Orvis,
Meredith Lombard, Mindy Sowers, Phil Keener

Visitors:
About 20 visitors throughout the day with some inquiries about the count.
Frank Blum, Kelsey Frey, Mason Millar.


Weather:
Moderate NW winds throughout the day and cloud cover breaking in the
afternoon providing good visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Local RT, TV, BV, and BE activity throughout the day.
1 Immature RS

Non-raptor Observations:
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pileated Woodpecker
Chimney Swifts throughout
3 DCCO
21 CONI
1 CORA
6 RTHU
41 Monarchs


========================================================================
Report submitted by Parks Volunteer (parks@yorkcountypa.gov)


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Subject: Warblers - MERCER COUNTY
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 18:36 pm
From: springer0707 AT gmail.com
 
With all of the data maps and information, I thought today was going to be
a really great day. I went to my new warbler hotspot (Shenango
Reservoir--Chestnut Run in Transfer, PA), but I only saw the following
species:

2 Black-throated Green Warblers
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
3 Yellow-rumped Warblers
2 Cape May Warblers

*3 Red-breasted Nuthatches.

Correction...anytime birding is great!

Happy birding,
Kim Springer
Transfer, PA



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2020) 18 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 17:00 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 16 17
BE 2 45 52
NH 1 3 3
SS 3 25 30
CH 0 5 5
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 1 1
BW 4 1527 1533
RT 0 38 40
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 6 28 29
ML 0 3 3
PG 0 1 1
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 4 4
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 5 5

Total: 18 1702 1724
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 14:15:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Jon Kauffman

Observers:

Visitors:
Owen Connell, Tommy Butler, Alison Kelly, Megan McCarthy, and 4 others.


Weather:
North winds at 4-7mph with gusts reaching 8-12mph. Cloud cover increased
and decreased throughout the day. Local TUVUs,BLVUs,BAEAs,RTHAs,and
immature RSHA taking advantage of ridge lift and moving SW and NE all day.

Raptor Observations:
AMKE: 2 female and 4 UNK
BAEA(EST): IMM(1:15) IMM(1:56)
NOHA (BROWN)

High count of 12 BLVU kettling

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Chimney Swift
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
8 Blue Jay
1 Common Raven
6 Black-capped Chickadee
8 Tree Swallow
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 Carolina Wren
6 American Robin
25 Cedar Waxwing
2 American Goldfinch
3 Eastern Towhee
3 Tennessee Warbler
2 Northern Parula
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
4 Black-throated Green Warbler
3 Scarlet Tanager
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Monarch(5)
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jon Kauffman (jvk5019@gmail.com)


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Subject: Bird photos and photo tips
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 16:39 pm
From: 20cabot AT gmail.com
 
Hi fellow birders, Here
are a few photos from
the season that has passed, as well as a few photo tips that I hope will be
helpful.
Dave Gibson
https://birdpartner.com/



Subject: Allegheny Front (18 Sep 2020) 130 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 16:27 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 32 36
BE 2 73 81
NH 0 11 12
SS 3 41 52
CH 0 16 22
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 9 10
BW 123 8745 8870
RT 2 144 165
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 0 4 8
ML 0 2 3
PG 0 4 4
UA 0 2 2
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 19 24

Total: 130 9104 9293
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Jim Rocco, Tom & Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
The Allegheny Front Hawkwatch is closed to the public during the Covid 19
pandemic. Please do not walk in. We will open to the public as soon as we
ensure the safety of all.


Weather:
Some sunshine, mostly cloudy.
AM wind out of the NE then NW in afternoon.
Wind velocity light to moderate.
Chilly, temp 11 to 14 degrees C.

Raptor Observations:
130 migrating raptors, almost all in AM.
2 distant BE in west, unk age at 12:02 and 12:06.

Non-raptor Observations:
8 cormorants; blue jays; cedar waxwing; ravens; black-capped chicadees;
tufted titmouse; phoebe; swifts.

7 Monarch butterflies.

Predictions:
Sunny with a high of 57 degrees F.
Wind out of the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Robert Stewart (bob@stewart.net)


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Subject: Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak, Hummingbird -- Cumberland County
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 8:25 am
From: reeser AT mindspring.com
 
Saw a male rose breasted grosbeak on the hopper feeder this morning at
about 7 AM. This is the first one I've seen since spring. They don't
seem to stay in the immediate area for the summer, but we always look
for them during migration.

A (most likely) ruby throated hummingbird was also out and about at the
same time, visiting the salvias and what remains of the cardinal
flowers. We are still seeing at least one bird each day.

Yesterday we had quite a few woodpeckers show up at the suet dough. We
now seem to have male and female Hairy woodpeckers visiting regularly
along with the male and female downy woodpeckers. The red bellied
woodpecker was also here and while the northern flicker did not visit
the suet dough, he was in the area. The suet dough also attracted about
6 or more blue jays, a white breasted nuthatch (at times 2), chickadees,
titmice and the Carolina wren. And we had another catbird visiting the
suet dough several times yesterday, I'm guessing one that is migrating
through, since the group of summer catbirds seemed to disappear a couple
weeks ago. No yellow bellied sapsucker as yet, will have to keep looking.

Goldfinches, including the young ones, have been tearing up the zinnias
for the seeds. And saw a monarch butterfly yesterday on the zinnias. The
swallowtails were here this summer including the giant swallowtail (they
show up each year throughout the summer, particularly on the zinnias).

Ellen
reeser@mindspring.com
eastern Cumberland County



Subject: CVRT
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 19:56 pm
From: tomdoc AT hotmail.com
 
Along the Chambersburg Cumberland Valley Rail Trail near Hood Street and Commerce Street I saw a wave of over 70 fall Warblers and Vireos. I did not have binoculars with me but was able to identify Red eyed and White eyed Vireos and Cape May, Blackpoll, Black throated green, Black throated blue, Black and White, and Redstart. 

Other Warblers were too far away

Tom Dougherty
Chambersburg PA

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: CVRT
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 19:56 pm
From: tomdoc AT hotmail.com
 
Along the Chambersburg Cumberland Valley Rail Trail near Hood Street and Commerce Street I saw a wave of over 70 fall Warblers and Vireos. I did not have binoculars with me but was able to identify Red eyed and White eyed Vireos and Cape May, Blackpoll, Black throated green, Black throated blue, Black and White, and Redstart. 

Other Warblers were too far away

Tom Dougherty
Chambersburg PA

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Nighthawks and Chimney Swifts
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 19:48 pm
From: tomdoc AT hotmail.com
 
This afternoon about 4 PM I saw over 150 Chimney Swifts and 7 Common Nighthawks fly over my back yard in the Hunters Chase subdivision. 

Tom Dougherty
Chambersburg PA

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Allegheny Front (17 Sep 2020) 247 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 19:17 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 32 36
BE 9 71 79
NH 2 11 12
SS 4 38 49
CH 2 16 22
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 9 10
BW 220 8622 8747
RT 8 142 163
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 0 4 8
ML 0 2 3
PG 0 4 4
UA 0 2 2
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 19 24

Total: 247 8974 9163
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Dave Poder

Observers: Ed Gowarty,Sr, Greg Gdula, Janet Kuehl, Tom Kuehl

Visitors:
The hawk watch is closed to the public.


Weather:
Haze persisted throughout the day with gradual improvements to a visibility
of 15km. Light SE winds, with very little sun filtering through the high
clouds and smoke. High of 18C

Raptor Observations:
247 migrating raptors including nine Bald Eagles:
BE sub at 10:52, 10:58, 12:22, 12:34, and 12:36
BE unaged at 12:41 and 3:29
BE 2nd year at 12:55
BE adult at 3:16

Non-raptor Observations:
Chickadees, N flickers, C swifts, E towhees, Blue jays, WB nuthatches,
Chipping sparrows, Goldfinches, Crows, Ravens, 6 Hummingbirds, Cedar
waxwings, and 1 Red-headed woodpecker

Predictions:
Partly cloudy with moderate N winds. High temp near 18C
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Poder (avions@msn.com)


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Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Sep 2020) 125 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 18:34 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 2 4
Turkey Vulture 0 9 11
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 5 135 194
Bald Eagle 4 87 174
Northern Harrier 0 9 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 70 78
Cooper's Hawk 8 35 48
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 2 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 8
Broad-winged Hawk 99 2789 3098
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 55 120
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 3 8
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 85 114
Merlin 0 31 34
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 7
Unknown Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Raptor 0 8 9

Total: 125 3332 3927
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.75 hours

Compiler: Zach Bordner

Counters:

Weather:
Hazy and overcast in AM, few clouds in afternoon, but haze persisted. Light
wind from SW, W, NW, and S at 0-3.

Raptor Observations:
1232 BAEA (JUV), 1311 BAEA (AD), 1358 BAEA (AD), 1610 BAEA (JUV)

Non-raptor Observations:
Common nighthawks (2), DC cormorant
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmountain.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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Subject: Rose Tree Park (17 Sep 2020) 1 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 18:02 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 57 57
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 37 37
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 12 12
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 224 224
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 20 20
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 1 364 364
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Alan Simon, Bob Kelly

Observers: Alan Simon, Bob Kelly, John D'Amico

Weather:
Mostly southern winds on a very cloudy day with the remnants of the
hurricane running south of us was not conducive to hawk watching despite
the pleasant temperatures.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
There was a nice day at Putney Mountain Vermont, so Broadwings are coming.
The remnants of Sally should be stalled off the eastern seaboard giving
everyone north to northeast winds and temperatures only into the mid 70's.
The birds bottled up in New England could be coming through tomorrow or
Saturday
========================================================================
Report submitted by John Mercer (mercer1135@aol.com)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (17 Sep 2020) 184 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 17:55 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 2 15 16
BE 5 43 50
NH 0 2 2
SS 9 22 27
CH 0 5 5
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 165 1523 1529
RT 3 38 40
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 22 23
ML 0 3 3
PG 0 1 1
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 4 4
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 5 5

Total: 184 1684 1706
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Trudy Kyler

Observers: David Kyler, Ron Crandall

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Hazy skies with very light winds

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 11:31, 2:01,2:11,2:17 IM 11:59

2 BE AD seen not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Tree Sw 45, Cedar Waxwing 32, BV 4, TV 7, Chimney Swift 3, Phoebe 1, E
Pewee 1, Raven 2
========================================================================
Report submitted by Trudy Kyler (davidkyler@verizon.net)


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Subject: Second Mountain (17 Sep 2020) 128 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 17:49 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 24 32
Bald Eagle 1 38 77
Northern Harrier 0 12 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 75 78
Cooper's Hawk 0 16 20
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 111 2418 2536
Red-tailed Hawk 1 62 78
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 11 15
Merlin 0 3 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 128 2671 2870
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers: Fred Habbeger, Jay George, Rosemary Spreha,
Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
4 for vista
Special thanks to Jason Deeter for his help.


Weather:
Very hazy . Visibility to the south was poor. Little cloud cover and no
winds. Temperature range of 50 to 72.

Raptor Observations:
First bird 8:25 SS
Immature BE

Non-raptor Observations:
28 monarchs
Blue Jays in abundance
Hundreds of Spotted Lantern Fly

Predictions:
Cooler, more clouds and some wind
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Rocky Ridge (17 Sep 2020) 232 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 17:45 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 2 3
Osprey 3 38 44
Bald Eagle 0 28 36
Northern Harrier 1 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 53 58
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 216 1384 1388
Red-tailed Hawk 0 18 21
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 64 70
Merlin 0 2 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 8

Total: 232 1620 1655
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Randy Phillips

Observers: Brandon Pentz, Chad Erhardt, Cheyenne Stephens,
Dean Newhouse, Fred Paley, Jon Butcher, Ken Orvis,
Mark Kocher, Phil Keener, Susan Petty

Visitors:
A few visitors throughout the day.


Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
1 CORA
42 CONI
15 RTHU
50 Monarchs

Direct flyover by Air force One
========================================================================
Report submitted by Parks Volunteer (parks@yorkcountypa.gov)


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Subject: Waggoner's Gap (17 Sep 2020) 423 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 16:11 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 3 87 120
BE 11 127 212
NH 3 22 24
SS 44 133 140
CH 3 42 49
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 11 21
BW 355 3763 3974
RT 1 236 347
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 54 68
ML 1 13 13
PG 0 9 11
UA 1 2 2
UB 0 5 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 8 12

Total: 423 4513 5004
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Charlotte Catalano, Dave Grove, Joe Kelly

Observers: Dave Grove, Gary LaBelle, Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly,
Joe Lavella

Visitors:
Gene Odato, 12


Weather:
Haze and minimal clouds and wind. High haze from western wildfires
obscuring the sun.

Raptor Observations:
First bird ML 929
Last bird OS 3:24

BE J 236, 237, 247
BE WB 1246
BE 4TH 1159
BE A 132, 146, 236, 237, 238, 246

Late BW movement--1030ish. Came over on the south side over the ridge; most
the afternoon birds were exceptionally far to the north (scope birds).

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch 24
Hummingbird 4

First noticeable migratory BLJA movement.

YBCU, BTNW
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Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Subject: Northampton County Jacobsburg State Park
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 11:46 am
From: dksieminski AT gmail.com
 
A walk this morning in Jacobsburg State Park the following birds were seen..

Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Red-Eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
White-Breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
Gray Catbird
Northern Parula
Chestnut-Sided Warbler
Black-Throated Blue Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Song Sparrow

Kathy Sieminski
Plainfield Township
Nazareth, PA



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for September 17, 2020
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 11:41 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point, Presque Isle State Park

Date: September 17, 2020

Time: 0705 to 0835

Weather: Cloudy, NNE to10 mph, Temp. 64 F. Waves two to threefeet.

Comments: Nothing muchmoving except for TVs.

Waterbirds recorded:

Canada Goose 18

Double-crestedCormorant 460

Sanderling 10

Other birds moving alongthe lake:

Turkey Vulture 52

Bald Eagle 2

Barn Swallow 1

Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, Pa.jerrymcw@aol.com



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (16 Sep 2020) 345 Raptors
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 19:33 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 50 100
Turkey Vulture 10 102 209
Osprey 6 75 127
Bald Eagle 6 98 182
Northern Harrier 0 7 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 70 96
Cooper's Hawk 3 19 29
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 11 16
Broad-winged Hawk 294 2800 3000
Red-tailed Hawk 5 148 242
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 35 44
Merlin 1 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 5 44 91

Total: 345 3472 4162
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Claudia Sacks

Observers: Barry Reed, Doug Burton, John Leskosky, Scott Keys

Weather:
Hazy skies throughout the day, clearing a little in the afternoon. Temps
cool and ranged from 57-71. Light wind in the morning becoming more steady
at 3-4 mph from the SE around mid-morning and continuing throughout the
reporting period.

Raptor Observations:
BE(6): 1105a, 1135a, 1242a, 1249a, 1442a, 1508a


Non-raptor Observations:
14 Monarchs
A Black-throated green warbler and a Philadelphia Vireo hung out with us
during the watch this morning. Truly very precious birds! Thank you to
the volunteers to pointing them out!!
A Common Nighthawk flew overhead at 1511! What a bird!

Other Observers: Jeff Hopkins, Bob Astleford, Fritz Brock, Dennis Glew, Ed
Wanamaker, Barb and John Egerton, Mary and Scott, Rick Gaeta

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5
mph in the afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Subject: Rose Tree Park (16 Sep 2020) 9 Raptors
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 19:01 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 56 56
Northern Harrier 1 2 2
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 37 37
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 12 12
Cooper's Hawk 1 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 3 224 224
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 20 20
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 9 363 363
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Bob Kelly, Tom Bush

Observers: Alan Simon, Bob Kelly, John Mercer, Judy Mayer, Mike Coll

Visitors:
Sam Mayer, Bill Stull and three students from Mike Coll's class


Weather:
A very comfortable day but with mostly southerly winds and a lot of haze or
high smoke from the California fires. Unfortunately, not very good for
hawk watching.

Raptor Observations:
The local Cooper's Hawks, Red-tails, Red-shouldered Hawks, Turkey Vultures
and at one point 19 Black Vultures out front

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 4 Common Nighthawks and a lot of Chimney
Swifts

Predictions:
Mild South to Southwest winds combined with the remains of Sally going by
in the Carolinas could impact count. There are still plenty of Broadwings
coming through New England, so there is a good day coming soon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by John Mercer (mercer1135@aol.com)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Subject: A few migrant comments, Koch property, Northampton County
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 18:15 pm
From: 0000012d74227426-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Migrants easily seen here now, either in the yard or in the fields; many rose-breasted grosbeaks for the last 4 days, scarlet tanagers, purple finches, eastern wood pewees, indigo buntings (although almost none of them are showing any blue), cedar waxwings, common yellowthroats, black-throated green warblers, and ruby-throated hummingbirds still in decent numbers. Catbirds are also moving through in good numbers, house wrens are here and there, and a few Lincoln's sparrows have joined the song sparrows, which seem to be everywhere.
Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County davilene@verizon.net



Subject: Allegheny Front (16 Sep 2020) 311 Raptors
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 18:13 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2020
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 4 31 35
BE 10 62 70
NH 2 9 10
SS 4 34 45
CH 2 14 20
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 8 9
BW 268 8402 8527
RT 17 134 155
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 2 4 8
ML 0 2 3
PG 0 4 4
UA 0 2 2
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 2 19 24

Total: 311 8727 8916
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers: Bob Stewart, Ed Gowarty, Gene & Nancy Flament, Jim Rocco,
Nancy Ott, Tom & Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
The hawk watch is closed to the public during the Covid 19 pandemic. Please
do not walk in. We will open to the public as soon as we can ensure the
safety of all.


Weather:
light to moderate SE winds;low valley fog early & hazy skies all day due to
smoke from distant fires; some sun w high near 65F

Raptor Observations:
311 migrating raptors including 4 OS,2AKs,268 BWs & 10 BEs as follows:1 Juv
@ 3:40,5 Subad @ 11:49,12:43,2:14,2:40,2:45 and 4 Ad @ 2:07,2:13,2:36,3:40
Almost all birds were close & good looks which made for a wonderful day

Non-raptor Observations:
jays,crows,ravens,TVs,chickadees,titmice,flickers,waxwings,m.
doves,swifts,6 hummingbirds. Also,cabbage whites,common & orange sulfurs,1
pearl crescent & 340 monarchs

Predictions:
winds light & variable;cloudy with some continued smoke haze;high near 65F.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn (denali@atlanticbb.net)


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Subject: Second Mountain (16 Sep 2020) 302 Raptors
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 17:39 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 23 31
Bald Eagle 0 37 76
Northern Harrier 3 12 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 61 64
Cooper's Hawk 1 16 20
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 267 2307 2425
Red-tailed Hawk 9 61 77
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 11 15
Merlin 0 3 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 302 2543 2742
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Gary Lobell, Gayle McKinne, Jay George, Jeff Hook,
Joe Meloney, Linda McKinne, Mary Brenner, Mike McKinne,
Rick Schoenberger, Rosemary Spreha, Steve Walthius,
Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper, Tom McKinne

Visitors:
Full house with over 25 visitors and veteran hawk watchers.


Weather:
Hazy(smokey)skies to start the day with light winds out of the south. Temps
in the 40's. No cloud cover early then nearly 100% thru mid day reverting
back to zero clouds by day's end. Temps reached the low 70's with slight
increases in wind speed continuing out of the south.

Raptor Observations:
No big Broad-wing push!

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Cloudy with similar temps. Winds out of the south. Should be an okay day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Waggoner's Gap (16 Sep 2020) 521 Raptors
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 17:22 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 10 84 117
BE 14 116 201
NH 3 19 21
SS 20 89 96
CH 6 39 46
NG 1 1 1
RS 0 11 21
BW 450 3408 3619
RT 13 235 346
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 2 53 67
ML 0 12 12
PG 0 9 11
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 5 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 2 8 12

Total: 521 4090 4581
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Charlotte Catalano, Dave Grove

Observers: Cecily Fritz, Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Gene Wagner,
Glenn Mitzel, Meredith Lombard, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Eric and Walt Gogola, Tom Murphy, 7


Weather:
Light SE wind, no to minimal clouds, high haze from western wildfires
prevalent until late afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
First bird BW 858
Last bird BW 425

BE J 1120, 110, 111, 233
BE WB 1117, 1149, 1254
BE 4TH 958
BE A 1054, 1117, 1256 (2)
BE U 1111, 1140

NG J 156 (came in nice and fairly low out of the NW almost behind us for
good looks)

Steady BW movement with kettles mostly under or around ten, only one above
30 at 44 individuals.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbird 8
Monarch 209

YBCU, BTNW, CARW family
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Sep 2020) 322 Raptors
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 17:08 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 2 4
Turkey Vulture 0 9 11
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 9 130 189
Bald Eagle 5 83 170
Northern Harrier 1 9 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 68 76
Cooper's Hawk 0 27 40
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 5 8
Broad-winged Hawk 285 2690 2999
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 53 118
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 83 112
Merlin 1 31 34
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 7
Unknown Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Raptor 4 8 9

Total: 322 3207 3802
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Compiler: JF Therrien

Counters:

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmountain.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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Subject: Bucks Co. Birders Sept. 22 Meeting - Eavesdropping on Birds
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 15:49 pm
From: 000000e096e748ef-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Bucks County Birders invites you to join us via Zoom on September 22 at 7pm. Tessa Rhinehart will share how new technology developed at the University of Pittsburgh allows us to eavesdrop on birds to learn where they are and how they're doing. 

Global wildlife populations have declined 58% in the past 50 years. Currently, scientists study these declines using human-conducted biodiversity surveys.But the time commitment and expert knowledge required to undertake these surveys limits their scale, making them insufficient for addressing urgent, global problems. To address this gap in data collection, the Kitzes Lab at the University of Pittsburgh is developing automated methods of surveying sound-producing animals such asbirds,frogs, wolves, and insects.These methods combine inexpensive autonomous recorders with artificial intelligence capable of identifying bird sounds.In this presentation, we will discuss the "why" and "how" of automated acoustic surveys for birds.
Tessa Rhinehart is a scientist developing methods to studybirdsand other sound-producing animals at large scales. As a Research Programmer at the University of Pittsburgh, she uses computer programming and statistics to recognize animal sounds, collect population data, and understand and conserve ecosystems. Tessa is a native of Bradford, Pennsylvania and graduated from Swarthmore College with a dual degree in Mathematics and Biology. Outside of work, she is an avid birder and enjoys painting and drawing what she encounters in nature.

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Subject: WARBLER FALLOUT - MERCER COUNTY
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 14:48 pm
From: springer0707 AT gmail.com
 
Today was an amazing day at Shenango Reservoir--Chestnut Run in Transfer,
PA. It was a warbler FRENZY with:

4 Tennessee (maybe more)
Magnolia
N. Parula
American Redstart
3 Cape May
Bay-breasted
Blackpoll
Black-throated Green
Nashville

Also:
2 Red-breasted Nuthatch

Great Crested Flycatcher (Rare)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Happy birding,
Kim Springer
Transfer, PA

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Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 14 September 2020
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 13:57 pm
From: amytaracido AT outlook.com
 
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE09.14.20

Highlights:
SANDERLING
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (Armstrong and Erie Counties)
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (Armstrong County)
DOWITCHER SP. (Erie County)
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (Lawrence County)
COMMON TERN
CASPIAN TERN (Erie County)
MERLIN
PURPLE MARTIN
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (Clarion County)
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER
WILSON'S WARBLER

Contributors: Alan Buriak, Michael David, Karyn Delaney, Jerry McWilliams, K Springer, Daniel Weeks, Carole Winslow.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 7 September 2020 through Monday, 14 September 2020

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Transcript-

Note: TEAL SP., NORTHERN SHOVELER, LESSER SCAUP, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, WOOD THRUSH, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, TENNESSEE WARBLER continue to be reported.

ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

On 9/9 at Keystone Lake, 1 MERLIN (AB); on 9/12 and 9/13, 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (AB; reported to AB); on 9/13, 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS (reported to AB); on 9/14, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS (AB).


BUTLER COUNTY:

In Allegheny Township on 9/14, PURPLE FINCH, 1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, and others (DW).

On 9/14 at Moraine State Park, sightings included WILSON'S WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER (KD).


CLARION COUNTY:

In Sligo on 9/10, 1 flyover GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH; on 9/11, 6+ CAPE MAY WARBLERS, 1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER (CW).


ERIE COUNTY:

On 9/8 at Presque Isle, 29 SANDERLINGS, 2 COMMON TERNS, 27 PURPLE MARTINS; on 9/9, 5 SANDERLINGS, 2 PURPLE MARTINS; on 9/10, 7 SANDERLINGS, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON; on 9/11, 23 SANDERLINGS, 3 PEREGRINE FALCONS; on 9/12, 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 11 SANDERLINGS, 4 DOWITCHER SP., 1 CASPIAN TERN, 2 COMMON TERNS; on 9/13, 9 SANDERLINGS; on 9/14, 1 COMMON TERN (JM).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

Along Shaner Road on 9/13, 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 13 SANDHILL CRANES (MD).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 9/12 at Shenango Reservoir--Chestnut Run, sightings included WILSON'S WARBLER (KS).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 14 September 2020
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 13:57 pm
From: amytaracido AT outlook.com
 
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE09.14.20

Highlights:
SANDERLING
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (Armstrong and Erie Counties)
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (Armstrong County)
DOWITCHER SP. (Erie County)
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (Lawrence County)
COMMON TERN
CASPIAN TERN (Erie County)
MERLIN
PURPLE MARTIN
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (Clarion County)
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER
WILSON'S WARBLER

Contributors: Alan Buriak, Michael David, Karyn Delaney, Jerry McWilliams, K Springer, Daniel Weeks, Carole Winslow.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 7 September 2020 through Monday, 14 September 2020

**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-

Note: TEAL SP., NORTHERN SHOVELER, LESSER SCAUP, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, WOOD THRUSH, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, TENNESSEE WARBLER continue to be reported.

ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

On 9/9 at Keystone Lake, 1 MERLIN (AB); on 9/12 and 9/13, 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (AB; reported to AB); on 9/13, 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS (reported to AB); on 9/14, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS (AB).


BUTLER COUNTY:

In Allegheny Township on 9/14, PURPLE FINCH, 1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, and others (DW).

On 9/14 at Moraine State Park, sightings included WILSON'S WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER (KD).


CLARION COUNTY:

In Sligo on 9/10, 1 flyover GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH; on 9/11, 6+ CAPE MAY WARBLERS, 1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER (CW).


ERIE COUNTY:

On 9/8 at Presque Isle, 29 SANDERLINGS, 2 COMMON TERNS, 27 PURPLE MARTINS; on 9/9, 5 SANDERLINGS, 2 PURPLE MARTINS; on 9/10, 7 SANDERLINGS, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON; on 9/11, 23 SANDERLINGS, 3 PEREGRINE FALCONS; on 9/12, 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 11 SANDERLINGS, 4 DOWITCHER SP., 1 CASPIAN TERN, 2 COMMON TERNS; on 9/13, 9 SANDERLINGS; on 9/14, 1 COMMON TERN (JM).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

Along Shaner Road on 9/13, 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 13 SANDHILL CRANES (MD).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 9/12 at Shenango Reservoir--Chestnut Run, sightings included WILSON'S WARBLER (KS).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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Thank you to all the contributors.



Subject: Venango Co
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 10:33 am
From: bhnsjerry AT hotmail.com
 
Justus Lake, 1 MARSH WREN, still present

Jerry Stanley



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for September 16, 2020
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 10:09 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point, Presque Isle State Park

Date: September 16, 2020

Time: 0650 to 0820

Weather: Hazy andovercast from wildfires in the west, SSE to 10 mph, Temp. 55 to 60 F. Waves less than a foot.

Comments: Fewwaterbirds, but a sprinkling of Passerines. Highlight was three rather late CliffSwallows moving across the lake.

Waterbirds recorded:

Canada Goose 1

Northern Shoveler 1

Unidentified teal 1

Double-crestedCormorant 111

Other birds moving overor along the lake:

Turkey Vulture 2

Bald Eagle 2

Chimney Swift 5

Merlin 2

CLIFF SWALLOW 3

American Pipit 3

Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, Pa.jerrymcw@aol.com



Subject: Today's Broad-winged Hawk Results Analysis Video (9/15/20)
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 10:03 am
From: kvanfleet AT pa.net
 
Your best bet is to go to the top of the ridge at Blue Knob where the
ski lodge and slopes are located. You'll have a wide open view from
there.

Quoting Cindy Dunn :

> Blue Knob State Park
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 15, 2020, at 11:05 PM, Louis Freeland-Haynes
>> wrote:
>>
>> ?Great numbers of Broadwings from Allegheny Front. Such a shame the
>> hawkwatch isn't open to visitors at the moment.
>>
>> Does anyone know of any public sites along the Allegheny front that might
>> be alternatives? This is my first fall in Western PA and I'd love to see
>> some broadwing flights.
>>
>> All the best,
>> Louis
>>
>>> On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 at 22:47, David Brown wrote:
>>>
>>> I made another video analysing the Broad-winged Hawk totals from the
>>> eastern USA today (9/15/20), as well as looking at the weather for the next
>>> week. Many Pennsylvania hawk watches did well today, especially Allegheny
>>> Front with 4,700+ broad-wings. The hazy skies from the fires out west also
>>> affected visibility. Check out the video for full details:
>>> https://youtu.be/MqiIL9KekF8
>>>
>>> David Brown
>>>
>



Subject: Today's Broad-winged Hawk Results Analysis Video (9/15/20)
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 6:50 am
From: cadunn.444 AT gmail.com
 
Blue Knob State Park 

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> On Sep 15, 2020, at 11:05 PM, Louis Freeland-Haynes wrote:
>
> Great numbers of Broadwings from Allegheny Front. Such a shame the
> hawkwatch isn't open to visitors at the moment.
>
> Does anyone know of any public sites along the Allegheny front that might
> be alternatives? This is my first fall in Western PA and I'd love to see
> some broadwing flights.
>
> All the best,
> Louis
>
>> On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 at 22:47, David Brown wrote:
>>
>> I made another video analysing the Broad-winged Hawk totals from the
>> eastern USA today (9/15/20), as well as looking at the weather for the next
>> week. Many Pennsylvania hawk watches did well today, especially Allegheny
>> Front with 4,700+ broad-wings. The hazy skies from the fires out west also
>> affected visibility. Check out the video for full details:
>> https://youtu.be/MqiIL9KekF8
>>
>> David Brown
>>



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