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13 Dec: @ 15:05:53 
Second Mountain (13 Dec 2019) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
13 Dec: @ 12:09:52 
Bald Eagle Mt 2019 hawk watch, Centre Co [Nick Bolgiano]
13 Dec: @ 11:47:56 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (13 Dec 2019) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
13 Dec: @ 10:42:15 
Re: Chipping Sparrow, Southern Lancaster County [Grove, Deborah Shuey]
13 Dec: @ 10:24:38 
Chipping Sparrow, Southern Lancaster County [Bob Schutsky]
13 Dec: @ 10:05:40 
Erie County waterbird count for December 13, 2019 [Jerry McWilliams]
13 Dec: @ 08:50:53 
N. Shrike - Allegheny Co. [Mark Vass]
12 Dec: @ 19:01:08 
Rough-legged Hawk, Clearfield Co. [Dan Richards]
12 Dec: @ 17:44:27 
We Love Birds [David Gibson]
12 Dec: @ 17:39:37 
Question - Owl Protocol to download [Rick & Marianne Atkinson]
12 Dec: @ 17:05:18 
Second Mountain (12 Dec 2019) 6 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
12 Dec: @ 16:01:00 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (12 Dec 2019) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
12 Dec: @ 15:48:36 
Allegheny Front (12 Dec 2019) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
12 Dec: @ 14:10:36 
Waggoner's Gap (12 Dec 2019) 2 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
12 Dec: @ 13:06:48 
Stone Mt., Pa. (12 Dec 2019) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
12 Dec: @ 09:53:54 
Revised Erie County waterbird count for December 11, 2019 [Jerry McWilliams]
12 Dec: @ 09:41:47 
Erie County waterbird count for December 12, 2019 [Jerry McWilliams]
11 Dec: @ 20:29:01 
Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Dec 2019) 5 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
11 Dec: @ 18:55:27 
Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Dec 11, 2019 [Karyn Delaney]
11 Dec: @ 18:41:52 
Fall Crane Survey Results - Thank You! [Williams, Lisa]
11 Dec: @ 17:41:00 
Second Mountain (11 Dec 2019) 5 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
11 Dec: @ 15:42:50 
Waggoner's Gap (11 Dec 2019) 12 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
11 Dec: @ 15:41:18 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (11 Dec 2019) 5 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
11 Dec: @ 15:36:24 
Varied Thrush, Lancaster county, YES [Pamela Fisher]
11 Dec: @ 15:23:10 
RBA western Pennsylvania, 11 December 2019 (two weeks) [Amy Taracido]
11 Dec: @ 14:53:56 
Allegheny Front (11 Dec 2019) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
11 Dec: @ 10:06:59 
Erie County waterbird count for December 11, 2019 [Jerry McWilliams]
10 Dec: @ 18:19:01 
Allegheny Front (10 Dec 2019) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
10 Dec: @ 09:21:14 
Erie County waterbird count for December 10, 2019 [Jerry McWilliams]
09 Dec: @ 19:40:54 
Allegheny Front (09 Dec 2019) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
09 Dec: @ 16:17:19 
Eastern Towhee - Forest Co [Flo McGuire]
09 Dec: @ 15:41:01 
Green-tailed Towhee - Montco [Linda Widdop]
09 Dec: @ 11:46:30 
Eastern Towhee Berks Co [ED BARRELL]
09 Dec: @ 08:48:00 
Erie County waterbird count for December 9, 2019 [Jerry McWilliams]
09 Dec: @ 04:42:52 
Peace Valley Park (IBA) - (12/1 - 12/7) [August Mirabella]
08 Dec: @ 17:41:39 
Erie County birds of note [Jerry McWilliams]
08 Dec: @ 17:30:27 
Allegheny Front (08 Dec 2019) 5 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
08 Dec: @ 16:31:44 
Second Mountain (08 Dec 2019) 18 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
08 Dec: @ 16:05:48 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (08 Dec 2019) 9 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
08 Dec: @ 15:36:54 
Lancaster County Birds of Note - 12/1/19 - 12/8/19 [William Young]
08 Dec: @ 15:22:23 
Golden Eagle Fayette County [Matthew Juskowich]
08 Dec: @ 14:40:23 
Waggoner's Gap (08 Dec 2019) 29 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
08 Dec: @ 10:12:48 
Erie County waterbird count for December 8, 2019 [Jerry McWilliams]
08 Dec: @ 09:42:55 
Re: Gray Catbird - Luzerne COunty [James Ridolfi]
08 Dec: @ 07:47:33 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (07 Dec 2019) 36 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
07 Dec: @ 17:41:12 
Re: M. Shrike - Allegheny Co. [g. g]
07 Dec: @ 16:49:56 
Second Mountain (07 Dec 2019) 11 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
07 Dec: @ 16:45:40 
Probable Ross's Goose, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co. [Paul Heveran]
07 Dec: @ 15:56:07 
Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Dec 2019) 11 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
07 Dec: @ 15:24:48 
Waggoner's Gap (07 Dec 2019) 18 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]





Subject: Second Mountain (13 Dec 2019) Raptors
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 15:05 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 13, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 14 246
Turkey Vulture 0 2 373
Osprey 0 0 71
Bald Eagle 0 11 229
Northern Harrier 0 1 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 790
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 147
Northern Goshawk 0 0 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 67
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 5442
Red-tailed Hawk 0 26 557
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 7 53
American Kestrel 0 0 78
Merlin 0 0 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 1 13

Total: 0 64 8159
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers:

Visitors:
3 vehicles
3 people


Weather:
9am to 10am 100% CLCV, thick heavy haze increased to visibility 1/4 mile at
1 pm with rain starting at 9:50 am. Wind 0-2 mph NNE/ENE.
32-35F

Raptor Observations:
N/A

Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated and red bellied woodpeckers, tufted titmice, white breasted
nuthatches and chickadees.
Made a videotape

Predictions:
Possible rain/ snow cold
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk ([email protected])
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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



Subject: Bald Eagle Mt 2019 hawk watch, Centre Co
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 12:09 pm
From: nickbolgiano AT gmail.com
 
Until now, one of the biggest unknowns about raptor migration in
Pennsylvania was the role of Bald Eagle Mountain, which is the
northernmost/westernmost in the Ridge & Valley province of the
Appalachians. Historical one-day counts and transmitter tracks of Golden
Eagles pointed to this ridge as being an important migratory pathway for
Golden Eagles. To understand more completely, a one-season hawk watch was
conducted on Bald Eagle Mt north of State College. Daily counts were
conducted Sep 5-Nov 25, with periodic coverage afterward until Dec 11. The
primary watch team was Kaitlin McGee as paid counter and Nick Bolgiano
assisting. State College Bird Club, Shaver™s Creek Environmental Center,
and Juniata Valley Audubon Society were financial sponsors. Nick and Jon
Kauffman of Shaver™s Creek were watch coordinators (same as for the Tussey
Mt spring watch). Karl Striedieck and Reed McCormick graciously allowed us
to use their properties and Karl provided logistical support. Visitors were
welcome and spotting help from regular volunteers and visitors was much
appreciated.

We recorded the following raptor totals for the season. For most species,
numbers were similar to those recorded at the Stone Mt hawk watch 19 miles
to the south. For four species, counts were higher at Bald Eagle Mt: Turkey
Vulture (173% higher), Bald Eagle (51%), Red-tailed Hawk (40%), and Golden
Eagle (113%), apparently reflecting the advantage of Bald Eagle Mt being
the first ridge in the Ridge & Valley south of the Appalachian Plateau.

Turkey Vulture

1641

Osprey

69

Bald Eagle

271

Northern Harrier

36

Sharp-shinned Hawk

603

Cooper™s Hawk

88

Northern Goshawk

2

Red-shouldered Hawk

16

Broad-winged Hawk

4028

Red-tailed Hawk

702

Rough-legged Hawk

0

Golden Eagle

343

American Kestrel

70

Merlin

16

Peregrine Falcon

13

Unidentified

61

Total

7959

Hours

597

Days

83



The most important finding was for the Golden Eagle and our count provided
an important missing piece in understanding their fall migration through
Pennsylvania. The 343 Golden Eagles set a new eastern flyway season record.
Previous high season tallies were 320 at the Allegheny Front hawk watch in
2015 and 323 at Franklin Mt, NY, in 2018.

During November, high Golden Eagle counts first tended to be recorded at
the Franklin Mt hawk watch in eastern New York, followed by high counts at
the Bald Eagle Mt watch, and then at the Allegheny Front watch. The most
plausible explanation for the historical counts at Bald Eagle Mt, the
merging tracks of transmittered Golden Eagles through here, and this
tendency for sequentially high numbers is that these three sites are along
the highest volume fall migratory corridor for Golden Eagles in the eastern
flyway. Bald Eagle Mt and the Allegheny Front can probably be considered as
the two sides of a joint corridor - when winds are out of the west or
northwest, Golden Eagles migrate along Bald Eagle Mt; when winds are out of
the east or southeast, they migrate along the Allegheny Front.

Further, the Golden Eagles seen at Tussey Mt, Stone Mt, and Jacks Mt should
probably be considered as extensions of this corridor, as those ridges
emerge from a jumble of ridges in Bald Eagle State Forest (west of
Williamsport) that includes Bald Eagle Mt. Collectively, as many Golden
Eagles may migrate southwest along these three ridges as in the main Bald
Eagle Mt-Allegheny Front corridor.

We haven™t yet decided what we will do in future fall seasons at Bald Eagle
Mt, though we recognize the value of additional seasons of Golden Eagle
monitoring there. We would also like to repeat this exercise at Tussey Mt
for a single fall season. That the Waggoner™s Gap and Hawk Mt watch sites
on the Kittatinny Ridge recorded many fewer than their usual number of
Golden Eagles in 2019 points out the need for increased understanding of
why the Eagles use one corridor vs. another. It seems that so many Golden
Eagles use the northern corridor that a one-year northward shift from the
Kittatinny Ridge wouldn™t hugely affect 2019 results at Bald Eagle Mt. A *Hawk
Migration Studies* article is being prepared about the Bald Eagle Mt season
results. Daily results can be seen at hawkcount.org.

Nick Bolgiano



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (13 Dec 2019) Raptors
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 11:47 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 13, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 4 62
Turkey Vulture 0 3 727
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 293
Bald Eagle 0 38 489
Northern Harrier 0 3 95
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 2096
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 282
Northern Goshawk 0 3 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 40
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 137
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6726
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 99 1394
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 22
Golden Eagle 0 13 88
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 262
Merlin 0 0 149
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 56
Unknown Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Raptor 0 0 29

Total: 0 167 12962
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters:

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Overcast with decreasing visibility due to low clouds and haze, S/SSE winds
4-7 mph, rain started at 1145.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
pileated woodpecker, white-breasted nuthatch, dark-eyed junco, American
goldfinch
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
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: Chipping Sparrow, Southern Lancaster County
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 10:42 am
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
One was seen this week in our Huntingdon circle earlier this week. We have had three sightings over the 35 years of the count with the most recent last year with 4.

Deborah S. Grove

________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania on behalf of Bob Schutsky
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2019 11:24:29 AM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Chipping Sparrow, Southern Lancaster County

Dear PABirders,

Nancy and I watched a winter adult Chipping Sparrow at our feeders this
morning. We will certainly be looking for it on Sunday, 15 December,
during the 44th annual Southern Lancaster County Christmas Bird Count.
This is a species that we see on less than 50% of the Solanco CBCs.
The feeders will be well-stocked!

Have a good weekend,
BOB

BOB SCHUTSKY
Web Site https://nam01.safelinks.protec...
--
BIRD TREKS--Quality North American Birding Tours
216 Spring Lane
Peach Bottom, PA USA 17563-4008
VOICE 717-548-3303 CELL 717-572-0771 FAX 717-548-3327
E-MAIL [email protected]



Subject: Chipping Sparrow, Southern Lancaster County
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 10:24 am
From: info AT birdtreks.com
 
Dear PABirders,

Nancy and I watched a winter adult Chipping Sparrow at our feeders this
morning. We will certainly be looking for it on Sunday, 15 December,
during the 44th annual Southern Lancaster County Christmas Bird Count.
This is a species that we see on less than 50% of the Solanco CBCs.
The feeders will be well-stocked!

Have a good weekend,
BOB

BOB SCHUTSKY
Web Site www.birdtreks.com
--
BIRD TREKS--Quality North American Birding Tours
216 Spring Lane
Peach Bottom, PA USA 17563-4008
VOICE 717-548-3303 CELL 717-572-0771 FAX 717-548-3327
E-MAIL [email protected]



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for December 13, 2019
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 10:05 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point, Presque Isle S. P.Date: December13, 2019Time: 0720 to 0950Weather: Mostly clear, wind S to 15 mph, calm lake, 32 to 37 F. Comments: Very quiet on the lake this morning.Waterbirds recorded:
American Black Duck 1Ring-necked Duck 1Greater Scaup 10White-winged Scoter 15Long-tailed Duck 5Bufflehead 9Common Goldeneye 8Common Merganser 41Red-breasted Merganser 140Red-throated Loon 6Common Loon 6Horned Grebe 3
Other birds moving over the lake:
Northern Harrier 1Bald Eagle 1



Subject: N. Shrike - Allegheny Co.
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 8:50 am
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
Northern Shrike continues at William Dr.,Imperial Grasslands

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Rough-legged Hawk, Clearfield Co.
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 19:01 pm
From: 00000132f63ed96f-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This morning there was a light morph Rough-legged Hawk perched along Kirk Road near Luthersburg.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake



Subject: We Love Birds
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 17:44 pm
From: 20cabot AT gmail.com
 
Hi PA birders, Here's my latest photo essay
. The title is in the
subject line: "We Love Birds." Hopefully, that title will provoke your
interest! As always, I welcome your thoughts and comments.
Dave Gibson
https://birdpartner.com/



Subject: Question - Owl Protocol to download
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 17:39 pm
From: marianne5 AT windstream.net
 
With the DuBois CBC being this Saturday, a field counter just asked me if
there is an Owl protocol that he could download into his phone to use in the
field with a portable blue tooth speaker. I am still using the protocol
CD, so I could not answer his question.

Does anyone know of any owl protocol that can be downloaded and if so,
please provide the link to it?

Any hints or help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County
DuBois CBC co-compiler



Subject: Second Mountain (12 Dec 2019) 6 Raptors
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 17:05 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 6 14 246
Turkey Vulture 0 2 373
Osprey 0 0 71
Bald Eagle 0 11 229
Northern Harrier 0 1 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 790
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 147
Northern Goshawk 0 0 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 67
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 5442
Red-tailed Hawk 0 26 557
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 7 53
American Kestrel 0 0 78
Merlin 0 0 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 1 13

Total: 6 64 8159
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers:

Visitors:
2 hunters
IGMR police


Weather:
Cold and clear. Some high wispy clouds. A mild breeze from the SW which
did not exceed 3 mph. Visibility to the South only fair. A steady 28
degrees.

Raptor Observations:
A string of BV gliding into the breeze, NE to SW,

Non-raptor Observations:
2 noisy ravens

Predictions:
Chance of showers
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk ([email protected])
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (12 Dec 2019) 1 Raptors
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 16:01 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 4 62
Turkey Vulture 0 3 727
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 293
Bald Eagle 0 38 489
Northern Harrier 0 3 95
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 2096
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 282
Northern Goshawk 0 3 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 40
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 137
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6726
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 99 1394
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 22
Golden Eagle 1 13 88
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 262
Merlin 0 0 149
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 56
Unknown Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Raptor 0 0 29

Total: 1 167 12962
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Compiler: Bracken Brown

Counters:

Weather:
Haze/ Partly Cloudy. Calm/SE 0-3

Raptor Observations:
Close views of bald eagle hanging along the ridge. Only migrant was a
subadult golden eagle that passed through late in the afternoon

Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated woodpecker were foraging along the lookout for most of the
morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
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: Allegheny Front (12 Dec 2019) 1 Raptors
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 15:48 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 13
TV 0 0 302
OS 0 0 112
BE 0 1 246
NH 0 0 29
SS 0 0 1688
CH 0 0 186
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 48
BW 0 0 16208
RT 1 5 1055
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 215
AK 0 0 83
ML 0 0 31
PG 0 0 29
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 17
UF 0 0 12
UE 0 0 3
UR 0 1 75

Total: 1 7 20362
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Poder

Observers: Bob Stewart

Visitors:
0


Weather:
Partly cloudy with valley haze that gradually improved from 15 to 25 km. SE
winds 10mph, High of -3.7C

Raptor Observations:
2 local RTs that worked the ridge for an hour. 1 migrating RT

Non-raptor Observations:
34 Tundra Swans, 6 E. Bluebirds, Chickadees, WB Nuthatches, Juncos,
Cardinals, Ravens, Pileated woodpecker, Blue Jays,
Titmouse

Predictions:
Cloudy, winds SSE 5-15mph, high near 40F
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Poder ([email protected])


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



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (12 Dec 2019) 2 Raptors
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 14:10 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 23
TV 0 7 1430
OS 0 0 211
BE 0 30 659
NH 0 2 110
SS 0 0 3249
CH 0 1 332
NG 0 1 7
RS 0 2 136
BW 0 0 6636
RT 2 80 1763
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 11 119
AK 0 0 168
ML 0 0 65
PG 0 1 48
UA 0 0 30
UB 0 0 37
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 1 6
UR 0 1 60

Total: 2 138 15094
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Weather:
Mostly sunny with wind calm or light S in the morning, a bit stronger and
SE in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
First bird RT 12:10
Last bird RT 12:10

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove ([email protected])
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (12 Dec 2019) Raptors
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 13:06 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 6
TV 0 0 602
OS 0 0 58
BE 0 4 178
NH 0 0 29
SS 0 0 642
CH 0 1 86
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 0 52
BW 0 0 3806
RT 0 18 504
RL 0 1 1
GE 0 25 161
AK 0 0 49
ML 0 0 30
PG 0 1 33
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 3
UR 0 0 16

Total: 0 50 6273
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Zoey Greenberg

Observers:

Weather:
Mostly sunny, winds shifting from S to SE, less than 6mph (10km/hr).
Temperature -2 to -1C, (28-30F).

Raptor Observations:
No raptors sighted.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 Dark-eyed Juncos, 1 Pileated Woodpecker, 2 Hairy Woodpeckers, 5
Golden-crowned Kinglets, 2 Black-capped Chickadees, 1 White-breasted
Nuthatch, 1 Crow, 2 Ravens.

Predictions:
Cloudy with freezing rain and snow showers early changing to mainly rain
showers in the afternoon. High 36F (2.2C). Winds light and variable. Chance
of precip 50%.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jon Kauffman ([email protected])


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



Subject: Revised Erie County waterbird count for December 11, 2019
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 9:53 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I didn't type in the complete list.
Jerry

-----Original Message-----
From: jerrymcw
Sent: Wed, Dec 11, 2019 8:06 am
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for December 11, 2019

Location: Walnut Creek AccessDate: December11, 2019Time: 0720 to 0920Weather: Partly cloudy, wind SW to 10 mph, waves 3', temp. 19 F. Three inches of snow on the ground.Comments: There was a modest flight of Greater Scaup, Common Goldeneye, and Red-Breasted Merganser. One distant flock of Long-tailed Ducks moving east with even more distant flocks that could have been more long-tails. Presque Isle will be closed today and tomorrow for the annual deer hunt.Waterbirds recorded:
Canada Goose 2Redhead 1Greater Scaup 450unidentified scaup 76White-winged Scoter 6Black Scoter 1 (adult male)Long-tailed Duck 70 (one flock)Common Goldeneye 58Common Merganser 12Red-breasted Merganser 1400Ruddy Duck 1Red-throated Loon 1Double-crested Cormorant 1

Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for December 12, 2019
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 9:41 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: WalnutCreek AccessDate: December 12, 2019Time: 0720 to 0950Weather: Mostly clear, wind S to 10 mph, waves less than a foot, temp. 19 to 22 F. Comments: There was a good westward flight of Common Goldeneye and a modest west movement of Red-breasted Merganser. Connor Vara assisted with the count.Waterbirds recorded:
Tundra Swan 9American Black Duck 2Mallard 25 (one flock)Redhead 6unidentified scaup 13White-winged Scoter 3Common Goldeneye 121Hooded Merganser 3Common Merganser 26Red-breasted Merganser 1580
Other bird moving along the lake:
Bald Eagle 1

Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Dec 2019) 5 Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 20:29 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 6
TV 0 0 602
OS 0 0 58
BE 0 4 178
NH 0 0 29
SS 0 0 642
CH 0 1 86
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 0 52
BW 0 0 3806
RT 3 18 504
RL 0 1 1
GE 1 25 161
AK 0 0 49
ML 0 0 30
PG 1 1 33
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 3
UR 0 0 16

Total: 5 50 6273
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Zoey Greenberg

Observers: David Kyler, Greg Grove, Trudy Kyler

Weather:
Mostly sunny, small flurry in the morning. W winds, lighter than forecasted
at 3-11mph (5-18km/hr). Temperature 23-31F (-4.9 to -0.8C).

Raptor Observations:
Golden Eagle (EST): Unk. 15:38

Black Vultures see at 13:01, high count of 3.
2 local Red-tailed Hawks 15:50.


Non-raptor Observations:
1 Downy Woodpecker, 3 American Goldfinches, 4 Golden-crowned Kinglets,
3 Ravens.

The 3 ravens were engaged in fascinating behavior, one diving while another
rolled over at the last minute with feet outstretched.

Predictions:
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 36F (2C). Winds S at 5 to 10 mph
(8-16km/hr).
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jon Kauffman ([email protected])


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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Dec 11, 2019
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 18:55 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Subject: Beaver County eBird Report - Economy Borough, Dec 11, 2019

Overnight last night, I heard two Great Horned Owls calling to one
another. The cold temperatures brought Juncos and White-throated Sparrows
out today, and a special sighting was a Brown Creeper that was picking
seeds from the ground.

Karyn Delaney

"Half the fun of birding is sharing"


Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
Dec 11, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Stationary
15 species

Wild Turkey 21
Mourning Dove 10
Great Horned Owl 2 Heard calling to each other overnight.
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
Brown Creeper 1
House Sparrow 10
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 8
Dark-eyed Junco 7
White-throated Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 15

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

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



Subject: Fall Crane Survey Results - Thank You!
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 18:41 pm
From: liswilliam AT pa.gov
 
Hello all, sorry for the delay in getting this to you:


Fall Sandhill Crane Survey - 2019 Results



2019 marked the most successful year in Pennsylvania's seven years of conducting the Fall Sandhill Crane Survey. A whopping 288 cranes were observed in the October/November survey period, nearly doubling our previous state high-count! This is 120 more cranes than observed in any previous year. In addition, intriguing fly-over sightings occurred in Lancaster, Philadelphia and Elk counties during the survey period. This is further evidence that the sandhill crane population continues to expand in PA. A record high of 8 counties supported crane observations this year. Listed from highest to lowest number of cranes observed: Crawford, Lawrence, Mercer, Erie, Sullivan, Lackawanna, Wyoming and Lancaster.


The most exciting individual sighting of the 2019 survey occurred when our locally-famous B|2 crane was observed near his original 2011 hatch site. This makes four important sightings of B|2 since he was banded as a colt in 2011:

* In 2013, B|2 was observed with another crane near the Seneca Division of the Erie National Wildlife Refuge in Erie County. As a two-year-old bird, he was unlikely to be breeding, but had found a mate and seemed to be looking for a location to establish a breeding territory.
* Nine months later, in 2014, B|2 was observed in a flock of 42 Sandhill Cranes near St. Cloud, Florida. This was the first confirmation of a wintering area for a Sandhill Crane from the Northeastern U.S!
* Then, in August 2015, a photographer took a picture of a family of cranes (B|2 with an unbanded mate and chick) in the same area of the Erie NWR in PA.
* Now, it appears that B|2 has been observed again with mate and juvenile in that same area in 2019! A homebody, B|2's breeding area is just a few miles from where he was captured as a colt eight years ago. It's my hope that we will continue to receive more sightings of B|2 as he summers in Pennsylvania, winters in Florida, and migrates in between. For a 2015 write up of B|2 with photos - see The Unison Call (Spring Summer 2015; Vol 26; No.1), or contact me for copies.



Thanks to everyone who went the extra mile to complete this Federal survey and for keeping a close eye on our ever-expanding crane population!



Lisa

Lisa M. Williams, Wildlife Biologist - Grouse, Woodcock, Sandhill Cranes, Webless Game Birds
PA Game Commission



Subject: Second Mountain (11 Dec 2019) 5 Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 17:41 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 8 240
Turkey Vulture 0 2 373
Osprey 0 0 71
Bald Eagle 4 11 229
Northern Harrier 0 1 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 790
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 147
Northern Goshawk 0 0 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 67
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 5442
Red-tailed Hawk 0 26 557
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 7 53
American Kestrel 0 0 78
Merlin 0 0 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 1 13

Total: 5 58 8153
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers:

Visitors:
one +3 vehicles for vista


Weather:
1-3 NW wind increasing through the day to 8-12 WNW by mid PM. Sunny skies
with just a few clouds. Temps 30-34.

Raptor Observations:
2ABE, 2JBE The adult eagles were seen hard flapping all the way through. It
was not verified,but it is a possibility that one may have been carrying
prey as the other chased.

Non-raptor Observations:
4 N ravens in an aerial display showing interest in the owl decoy.

Predictions:
something like today.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk ([email protected])
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Waggoner's Gap (11 Dec 2019) 12 Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 15:42 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 1 1 23
TV 3 7 1430
OS 0 0 211
BE 4 30 659
NH 1 2 110
SS 0 0 3249
CH 0 1 332
NG 0 1 7
RS 0 2 136
BW 0 0 6636
RT 3 78 1761
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 11 119
AK 0 0 168
ML 0 0 65
PG 0 1 48
UA 0 0 30
UB 0 0 37
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 1 6
UR 0 1 60

Total: 12 136 15092
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Joe Lavella, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
1


Weather:
Sunny with light NW breeze in the morning, stronger W in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 1:34
BE WB 3:14
BE 4YR 12:46
BE AD 12:50

First bird RT 9:30
Last bird RT 3:19

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove ([email protected])
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (11 Dec 2019) 5 Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 15:41 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 4 62
Turkey Vulture 0 3 727
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 293
Bald Eagle 4 38 489
Northern Harrier 0 3 95
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 2096
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 282
Northern Goshawk 0 3 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 40
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 137
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6726
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 99 1394
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 22
Golden Eagle 0 12 87
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 262
Merlin 0 0 149
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 56
Unknown Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Raptor 0 0 29

Total: 5 166 12961
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler: JF Therrien

Counters: Karen Lutz

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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https://dunkadoo.org/explore/h...



Subject: Varied Thrush, Lancaster county, YES
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 15:36 pm
From: 000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
After no reports for a couple of days, the Thrush was found by Mike Shull today, and he graciously helped John Lahr and me to see it. It was foraging in the leaf litter under a Rhododendron bush across the street.

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Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 11 December 2019 (two weeks)
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 15:23 pm
From: amytaracido AT outlook.com
 
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE12.11.19twoweeks

Highlights:
BRANT (Erie County)
SNOW GOOSE (Erie County)
CACKLING GOOSE (Erie County)
RED-NECKED GREBE (Erie County)
PURPLE SANDPIPER (Erie County)
RED-THROATED LOON
GOLDEN EAGLE (Fayette County)
LONG-EARED OWL (Erie County)
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL (Erie County)
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
NORTHERN SHRIKE (Allegheny and Jefferson Counties)
SNOW BUNTING

Contributors: Michael David, Gigi Gerben, Amy Henrici, Margaret Higbee, Matt Juskowich, Jerry McWilliams, Dan Richards, Jerry Stanley, Steve Thomas, Marjorie Van Tassel, Mark Vass.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 through Wednesday, 11 December 2019 (TWO WEEKS)

**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 [email protected] YAHOO.COM

Transcript-

NOTE: TUNDRA SWANS, COMMON GOLDENEYE, BUFFLEHEAD, SCAUP SP., HORNED GREBE, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, FOX SPARROW, HERMIT THRUSH continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

In Blawnox on 12/1 and 12/2, RED-THROATED LOON (AH, ST).

On 12/6 at Dashields Dam, 1 MERLIN (MVas).

At the former Imperial Grasslands area on 12/7, 1 NORTHERN SHRIKE (GG).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

On 11/29 at Crooked Creek Lake, 2 COMMON RAVENS, 1 MERLIN (MVan).


ERIE COUNTY:

This week at Presque Isle, sightings included SNOW GOOSE (11/28), NORTHERN PINTAILS, SURF SCOTERS, WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, BLACK SCOTER, 6,500 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (11/28), 34 RED-THROATED LOONS (11/28), 1 RED-NECKED GREBE (11/29), MERLIN, PEREGRINE FALCONS, 1 PURPLE SANDPIPER (12/1), REDHEADS, CANVASBACKS, 3 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS (12/3), SNOW BUNTINGS (12/6-12/7), 1 LONG-EARED OWL (12/8) (JM).

At Fairview Business Park from 11/27 to 11/30, 1 BRANT; on 12/6-12/7, 1 CACKLING GOOSE (JM).


FAYETTE COUNTY:

On 11/30 at Greenlick Run Lake, 1 RED-THROATED LOON (MJ).

Near Nemacolin Woodlands on 12/8, 1 GOLDEN EAGLE (MJ), RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (reported to MJ).


GREENE COUNTY:

Along Bristoria Road on 11/30, WINTER WREN (MD).


INDIANA COUNTY:

On 12/1 at Yellow Creek Lake, 2 RED-THROATED LOONS (MH).


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

On 11/28 along Smithtown Road near Falls Creek, 1 NORTHERN SHRIKE (reported to DR).


VENANGO COUNTY:

On 11/28 at Kahle Lake, 9 flyover LONG-TAILED DUCKS; on 11/30, PURPLE FINCH (JS).

On a private pond on 12/4, SURF SCOTER (JS).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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Thank you to all the contributors.



Subject: Allegheny Front (11 Dec 2019) Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 14:53 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 13
TV 0 0 302
OS 0 0 112
BE 0 1 246
NH 0 0 29
SS 0 0 1688
CH 0 0 186
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 48
BW 0 0 16208
RT 0 4 1054
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 215
AK 0 0 83
ML 0 0 31
PG 0 0 29
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 17
UF 0 0 12
UE 0 0 3
UR 0 1 75

Total: 0 6 20361
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
sunny & cold with strong W winds early decreasing slightly by noon and
turning WSW. Visibility good

Raptor Observations:
none

Non-raptor Observations:
jays,crows,chickadees,cardinals,titmice,juncos,wb nuthatches,1 downy wp & 1
N flicker

Predictions:
light to moderate SSE winds,mix of clouds & sun,high near 30F
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ([email protected])


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Subject: Erie County waterbird count for December 11, 2019
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 10:06 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Walnut Creek AccessDate: December11, 2019Time: 0720 to 0920Weather: Partly cloudy, wind SW to 10 mph, waves 3', temp. 19 F. Three inches of snow on the ground.Comments: There was a modest flight of Greater Scaup, Common Goldeneye, and Red-Breasted Merganser. One distant flock of Long-tailed Ducks moving east with even more distant flocks that could have been more long-tails. Presque Isle will be closed today and tomorrow for the annual deer hunt.Waterbirds recorded:
Canada Goose 2Redhead 1Greater Scaup 450unidentified scaup 76White-winged Scoter 6Black Scoter 1 (adult male)Long-tailed Duck 70 (one flock)Common Goldeneye 58Common Merganser 12Red-breasted Merganser 1400

Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Allegheny Front (10 Dec 2019) Raptors
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 18:19 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 10, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 13
TV 0 0 302
OS 0 0 112
BE 0 1 246
NH 0 0 29
SS 0 0 1688
CH 0 0 186
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 48
BW 0 0 16208
RT 0 4 1054
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 215
AK 0 0 83
ML 0 0 31
PG 0 0 29
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 17
UF 0 0 12
UE 0 0 3
UR 0 1 75

Total: 0 6 20361
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
RAIN

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart ([email protected])


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Subject: Erie County waterbird count for December 10, 2019
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 9:21 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Date: December 10, 2019Time: 0730 to 0930Weather: Cloudy, wind W to 15 mph, waves 2' to 3', temp. 42 falling to 38 F. sprinkle in last 30 mins..Comments: Only a slight improvement from yesterday, but movement still almost nonexistent. I was hoping there would be a good movement of birds ahead of the approaching Arctic mass. Well maybe tomorrow. Even the Red-breasted Mergansers were just hop-scotching westerly over the lake. Waterbirds recorded:
Northern Pintail 2Greater Scaup 22Lesser Scaup 1unidentified scaup 4Surf Scoter 1White-winged Scoter 2Common Goldeneye 27Common Merganser 25 (one flock)Red-breasted Merganser 218Red-throated Loon 3

Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Allegheny Front (09 Dec 2019) Raptors
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 19:40 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 09, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 13
TV 0 0 302
OS 0 0 112
BE 0 1 246
NH 0 0 29
SS 0 0 1688
CH 0 0 186
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 48
BW 0 0 16208
RT 0 4 1054
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 215
AK 0 0 83
ML 0 0 31
PG 0 0 29
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 17
UF 0 0 12
UE 0 0 3
UR 0 1 75

Total: 0 6 20361
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 11:15:00
Total observation time: 1.75 hours

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers:

Weather:
Steady rain with fog covering the front by 11:00. Light to moderate SSE
wind and a high temperature of 0.3 C.

Raptor Observations:
None

Non-raptor Observations:
Chickadees, Juncos, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker

Predictions:
Light rain in the morning, becoming cloudy in the afternoon. Moderate west
wind in the morning increasing to 25 mph in the afternoon. High
temperature of 3 C exspected.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz ([email protected])


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Subject: Eastern Towhee - Forest Co
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 16:17 pm
From: 0000012aa4a9581f-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I was surprised to see an Eastern Towhee in our yard today.

Flo McGuire
Tionesta PA



Subject: Green-tailed Towhee - Montco
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 15:41 pm
From: linda AT techimpact.org
 
Hi birders - despite living less than 3 miles from the Pennypack Trust and Raytharn Farm area, I hadn't been able to make time to see the Green-tailed Towhee until yesterday. Thank you to the Quakertown guys and other birders for pointing me in the right direction. The bird was putting on a show close to the trail feeding in tramped down grass (just like a Towhee is supposed to).

If you haven't gotten over there to see the bird, you should. It is a pretty little thing. I hope he makes it through the winter and/or gets to where he is should be.
Thanks,
Linda Widdop
Montgomery County PA/Villas NJ
I blog at: www.phillybirdnerd.net
Flickr Photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/5...



Subject: Eastern Towhee Berks Co
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 11:46 am
From: ed.barrell AT comcast.net
 
I had a Male Eastern Towhee under the feeder yesterday and today here in Bern Twp. Berks Co.

Ed Barrell
Leesport
Berks C.



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for December 9, 2019
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 8:48 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Date: December 9, 2019Time: 0725 to 0855Weather: Cloudy, wind SSE to 20 mph, calm onshore, temp. 47 F. Occasional sprinkle.Comments: It really bottomed out this morning with almost nothing moving. Roger Donn assisted with the count.Waterbirds recorded:
Canada Goose 3unidentified scaup 3Common Goldeneye 2Red-breasted Merganser 135

Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) - (12/1 - 12/7)
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 4:42 am
From: am4birds1 AT gmail.com
 
All,
Birder reports were very light this week. The reported species count was 62.
~300+ Snow Goose- flyovers 12/4
1 Greater White-fronted Goose 12/6
12 duck species:
3 N. Shoveler 12/6
1 N. Pintail 12/3
1 Redhead 12/2
1 Greater Scaup 12/6
Common Goldeneye-high report 2 12/4
1 Hooded Merganser 12/3
1 Red-breasted Merganser 12/4
1 Wilson's Snipe through at least 12/5 (photo)
5 gull species:
2 Iceland Gull 12/3 -1 adult, 1 1st yr, (photo)
Lesser Black-backed Gull-high report estimated 440
1 Common Raven - 12/5
3 Hermit Thrush 12/3
1 Fox Sparrow 12/3

Thanks to all who submitted reports.

August Mirabella



Subject: Erie County birds of note
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 17:41 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The following birds of note were reported from Presque Isle S.P., Pa. unless noted otherwise.

Brant 1; continuing through the week; Fairview Business Park
Cackling Goose 6; Dec. 7 & 8; Fairview Business Park
Long-tailed Duck 700 (high count); Sunset Point (waterbird count)
Purple Sandpiper 1; Dec. 6; Gull Point
Long-eared Owl 1; Dec. 8; pines
Northern Saw-whet Owl 3; Dec. 3; pines

Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Allegheny Front (08 Dec 2019) 5 Raptors
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 17:30 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 13
TV 0 0 302
OS 0 0 112
BE 1 1 246
NH 0 0 29
SS 0 0 1688
CH 0 0 186
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 48
BW 0 0 16208
RT 3 4 1054
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 215
AK 0 0 83
ML 0 0 31
PG 0 0 29
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 17
UF 0 0 12
UE 0 0 3
UR 1 1 75

Total: 5 6 20361
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Dave Poder, Kevin Georg, Tom & Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
4- Janet and Tom Kuehl, Dave Poder, Kevin Georg


Weather:
Mostly cloudy.
Wind out of the SE, aver velocity 15 mph.
Temp -3.2 to +1.6 degrees C.
Visibility 30 km, with haze.

Raptor Observations:
5 migrating raptors.
1 Bald Eagle at 2:24 PM with crop, very close at eye level.

Non-raptor Observations:
ravens, black-capped chicadees, white-breasted nuthatch, tufted titmouse,
junco, blue jay.

Predictions:
RAIN
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart ([email protected])


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Subject: Second Mountain (08 Dec 2019) 18 Raptors
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 16:31 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 7 239
Turkey Vulture 1 2 373
Osprey 0 0 71
Bald Eagle 1 7 225
Northern Harrier 0 1 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 790
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 147
Northern Goshawk 0 0 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 67
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 5442
Red-tailed Hawk 12 26 557
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 1 7 53
American Kestrel 0 0 78
Merlin 0 0 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 1 13

Total: 18 53 8148
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Andy Francis

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Light SSW wind under a 90% thin hazy cloud cover that provided just enough
sun to help ease some of the cold. Temps 29-38 F.

Raptor Observations:
ABE 2:10, JGE 2:55
surprising late season showing of red tails. (12) that came through mostly
in pairs over 40 min period, following the same flight path.

Non-raptor Observations:
one N Raven.

Predictions:
rain likely
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk ([email protected])
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (08 Dec 2019) 9 Raptors
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 16:05 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 4 62
Turkey Vulture 0 3 727
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 293
Bald Eagle 2 34 485
Northern Harrier 0 3 95
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 2096
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 282
Northern Goshawk 0 3 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 40
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 137
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6726
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 98 1393
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 22
Golden Eagle 1 12 87
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 262
Merlin 0 0 149
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 56
Unknown Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Raptor 0 0 29

Total: 9 161 12956
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Compiler: Holly Merker

Counters:

Weather:
Partly cloudy in the morning with increasing cloudiness in afternoon, SSE/S
winds 8-12 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1327A, 1549I

GOEA: 1219sub

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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Subject: Lancaster County Birds of Note - 12/1/19 - 12/8/19
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 15:36 pm
From: wayoung04 AT hotmail.com
 
To All PA Birders,



Hope you are well. My name is William Young, and I am a young birder residing in Lancaster, PA. Below you will find the birds of note from Lancaster County, between the dates of 12/1/19 and 12/8/19. This information was taken from eBird, this listserv, and verbal reports at the Lancaster County Bird Club meetings (every 2nd Thursday of the month).


Begin Report:


A Virginia Rail was heard at Wood's Edge Park on December 6th. The bird was relocated on December 8th.


The Sandhilll Crane continues to be seen at Chestnut Grove Natural Area. It has been moving throughout the preserve, although it seems to prefer moist or wet areas. It was last seen on December 8th.


An American Bittern was observed at Wood's Edge Park on December 8th. It is conjectured to be the same individual noted on November 30th.


At Middle Creek WMA (IBA) on December 3rd, a Golden Eagle was sighted off the Willow Point Trail. The bird has not been relocated, according to the ebird reports.


A Blue Gray Gnatcatcher was sighted on a private property near the Octoraro Creek on December 3rd.


On December 5th, an Eastern Phoebe was seen at Octoraro Reservoir.


Perhaps most notably, a Varied Thrush has continually been observed an photographed on a private residence in East Hempfield Township since December 6th. If you are interested in visiting to observe this bird, please contact Jack Reese at [email protected]


End Report

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Thank you for your time. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me. Have a wonderful rest of your day.



Sincerely,



William Young



Lancaster, PA.

Lancaster County Bird Club

eBird Profile: https://ebird.org/profile/NTcx...



Subject: Golden Eagle Fayette County
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 15:22 pm
From: 0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This Afternoon I had a Adult Golden Eagle Flying around Nemacolin Woodlands. I took lots of pictures! This is a Lifebird for me. Hope the birds stays around for my Ohiopyle CBC! Highly unlikely but i dream big! My friend David Burleson reports Red Headed Woodpecker resident still on the nemacolin grounds!
Matthew JuskowichAllegheny County



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (08 Dec 2019) 29 Raptors
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 14:40 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 22
TV 4 4 1427
OS 0 0 211
BE 1 26 655
NH 0 1 109
SS 0 0 3249
CH 0 1 332
NG 0 1 7
RS 0 2 136
BW 0 0 6636
RT 24 75 1758
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 11 119
AK 0 0 168
ML 0 0 65
PG 0 1 48
UA 0 0 30
UB 0 0 37
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 1 6
UR 0 1 60

Total: 29 124 15080
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Ron Freed

Observers: Andy Wolf, Deb Gingrich, Keith Gingrich, Pat Freed

Visitors:
8


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with sustained S winds.

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 1:24

First bird RT 11:01
Last bird RT 1:32

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Keith Gingrich ([email protected])
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Subject: Erie County waterbird count for December 8, 2019
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 10:12 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Date: December 8, 2019Time: 0720 to 1020Weather: Hazy sun, wind SSE to 25 mph, calm onshore, temp. 33 F.Comments: Calm before the storm, as it was quieter than usual over the lake. A few Canada Geese, American Black Ducks, and Mallards migrating across the lake from Canada and the first movement of Common Mergansers, which may indicate the icing over of ponds and lakes to our north from the approaching Arctic front. Jennifer Ferrick and Roger Donn assisted with the count.Waterbirds recorded:
Canada Goose 26Gadwall 3American Black Duck 15Mallard 37Greater Scaup 11unidentified scaup 120 (probably Greaters moving west)Surf Scoter 1White-winged Scoter 16Long-tailed Duck 1Common Goldeneye 26Hooded Merganser 1Common Merganser 51Red-breasted Merganser 85Red-throated Loon 1Common Loon 2
Other bird moving along the lake:
Northern Flicker 1



Subject: Gray Catbird - Luzerne COunty
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 9:42 am
From: 000001557d35b208-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Yes, I have a mockingbird around as well. But this was a Gray Catbird: dark gray overall, blackish cap, no white anywhere. 100% certain - seen through 8x binoculars at only 50' for several minutes. I could hardly believe my eyes as well, but understand your asking.Jim-----Original Message-----
From: Sandra Goodwin
To: James Ridolfi
Sent: Sat, Dec 7, 2019 3:10 pm
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Gray Catbird - Luzerne COunty

Are you sure it™s not a mockingbird? They are similar and stay all year. Not doubting your ID, but just wondering.

> On Dec 7, 2019, at 10:17 AM, James Ridolfi <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> I had a Gray Catbird in the brush in my yard (Jenkins Township, Luzerne County) this week. Very common in this spot in the summer but mid-October is the latest I've previously recorded one here. Seen only once, could not relocate today. Jim RidolfiLuzerne County



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (07 Dec 2019) 36 Raptors
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 7:47 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 3 61
Turkey Vulture 0 3 727
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 293
Bald Eagle 9 32 483
Northern Harrier 2 3 95
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 2095
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 282
Northern Goshawk 1 3 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 40
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 137
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6726
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 21 94 1389
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 22
Golden Eagle 1 11 86
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 262
Merlin 0 0 149
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 56
Unknown Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Raptor 0 0 29

Total: 36 152 12947
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters:

Weather:
Partly cloudy to clear with NW winds 4-12 mph, temps -5 to -2 C

Raptor Observations:
BAEA:0948A, 1109A, 1109A, 1131I, 1245A, 1247A, 1258I, 1309J, 1541A

GOEA: 0936A

NOGO: 1202

Non-raptor Observations:
955 Canada geese, 9 snow geese, 52 American goldfinches
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/h...



Subject: M. Shrike - Allegheny Co.
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 17:41 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
This must be the same one I found earlier. It would be surprising if there
were two in the same area. Glad you got to see it!

Gigi Gerben
Washington County

On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 1:52 PM Mark Vass wrote:

> There is a adult N. Shrike perched on a shrub next to William Rd. at the
> Imperial Grasslands
>
> Mark Vass
> Beaver Co.
>



Subject: Second Mountain (07 Dec 2019) 11 Raptors
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 16:49 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 2 4 236
Turkey Vulture 1 1 372
Osprey 0 0 71
Bald Eagle 1 6 224
Northern Harrier 1 1 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 790
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 147
Northern Goshawk 0 0 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 67
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 5442
Red-tailed Hawk 4 14 545
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 6 52
American Kestrel 0 0 78
Merlin 0 0 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 1 1 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 1 13

Total: 11 35 8130
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Tom Kurtz

Observers: Andy Francis, Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
10-12 hunters passed through with one hunter getting a deer


Weather:
Mostly cloudy skies in am gradually clearing to no cloud cover by 3 pm with
clear visibility all day. Winds predominately from the NW to frequent
changes to WNW and light winds. Temperature range from 0 to 2 degrees
Celsius.






Raptor Observations:
Juvenile BE
Juvenile NH

Non-raptor Observations:
White breasted nuthatches, titmice, chickadees and many juncos
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk ([email protected])
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Probable Ross's Goose, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 16:45 pm
From: birdmeister.paul AT gmail.com
 
Hello PA Birders,

I saw a good candidate for Ross's Goose at the Church Rd area of Green Lane
Reservoir this evening. See my eBird checklist for bad photo and
description. At least six Cackling Geese were present as well. Hopefully
the bird sticks around for a bit!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...


Good birding,
Paul Heveran



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Dec 2019) 11 Raptors
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 15:56 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 6
TV 0 0 602
OS 0 0 58
BE 1 4 178
NH 0 0 29
SS 0 0 642
CH 0 1 86
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 0 52
BW 0 0 3806
RT 7 15 501
RL 0 1 1
GE 3 24 160
AK 0 0 49
ML 0 0 30
PG 0 0 32
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 3
UR 0 0 16

Total: 11 45 6268
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:

Observers: Zoey Greenberg

Visitors:
Jason Wang


Weather:
Partly cloudy becoming sunny, beautiful sunset. Light WNW winds 2-4mph
(4-6km/hr). Temperature 28-37F (-2-2.7C).

Raptor Observations:
Golden Eagles (EST): Unk. 11:07, Unk. 14:05, Ad 14:50
Bald Eagle (EST): Ad 13:05

Black Vulture up at 09:49, high count of 2
Local immature Bald Eagle 13:31
2 local Red-tailed Hawks 10:30 onward, one was a juvenile

Barred owls began calling back at fourth at 14:42, 8 calls were heard in
total!

Non-raptor Observations:
352 Canada Geese, 4 Ravens, 2 Crows, 1 Downy Woodpecker, 3 American
Goldfinches, 1 Carolina Wren, 10 Dark-eyed Juncos, 3 Golden-crowned
Kinglets, 5 Black-capped Chickadees

Predictions:
Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. High
41F (5C). Winds S at 10 to 15 mph (16-25km/hr).
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Report submitted by Jon Kauffman ([email protected])


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Subject: Waggoner's Gap (07 Dec 2019) 18 Raptors
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 15:24 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 22
TV 0 0 1423
OS 0 0 211
BE 3 25 654
NH 0 1 109
SS 0 0 3249
CH 1 1 332
NG 1 1 7
RS 0 2 136
BW 0 0 6636
RT 13 51 1734
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 11 119
AK 0 0 168
ML 0 0 65
PG 0 1 48
UA 0 0 30
UB 0 0 37
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 1 6
UR 0 1 60

Total: 18 95 15051
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Andy Wolf, Dave Grove, Pat Freed, Ron Freed, Shorty Lowe

Weather:
Overcast in the morning turning sunny in the afternoon, with light NW wind.

Raptor Observations:
BE JUV 1:13
BE WB 1:38
BE AD 3:09

First bird RT 10:48
Last bird RT 3:19

Non-raptor Observations:
CAGO 95

The rocks are nearly ice free. Black bear tracks found in the snow.
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Report submitted by dave grove ([email protected])
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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