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18 Feb: @ 14:34:25 
Re: Lebanon County, Lions Lake, Greater White-fronted Goose [Jim Fiorentino]
18 Feb: @ 10:02:53 
Allegheny Front (17 Feb 2019) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Feb: @ 09:21:36 
Lebanon County, Lions Lake, Greater White-fronted Goose [Tim Becker]
18 Feb: @ 09:13:31 
N. Shrike - Allegheny Co. [Mark Vass]
18 Feb: @ 08:42:21 
Middle Creek WMA Birds [Bruce Carl]
18 Feb: @ 08:15:42 
Re: Middlecreek peak migration? [jtraynor]
18 Feb: @ 06:19:56 
Everybody advises me this [Amanda Kavitt]
17 Feb: @ 21:06:33 
Peace Valley Park (IBA) - Bucks Co. (2/10 - 2/16) [August Mirabella]
17 Feb: @ 20:46:16 
Lancaster Waterfowl High Counts [Zachary Millen]
17 Feb: @ 19:43:26 
Armstrong Co. - Eurasian Wigeon and other waterfowl [Ryan Tomazin]
17 Feb: @ 18:09:28 
Venango Co. [jerry stanley]
17 Feb: @ 17:18:37 
DISREGARD Rocky Ridge (17 Feb 2019) 32 Raptors [Chuck Berthoud]
17 Feb: @ 17:14:36 
Peregrine Falcons at York Haven Dam facility [Dean Newhouse]
17 Feb: @ 15:53:09 
Eastern PA Birdline: 2/17/2019 [Dave DeReamus]
17 Feb: @ 15:50:21 
Rocky Ridge (17 Feb 2019) 32 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Feb: @ 15:48:23 
Erie County birds of note [Jerry McWilliams]
17 Feb: @ 14:55:30 
Wayne WRS [Dan Altif]
17 Feb: @ 13:58:51 
Middlecreek peak migration? [Bob Keener]
17 Feb: @ 11:53:49 
"Eurasian" Green-winged Teal, Lebanon County [The Stahls]
17 Feb: @ 10:47:03 
Eurasian Wigeon - Armstrong County [Alan Buriak]
17 Feb: @ 10:43:07 
Field Sparrow, Allegheny Co [Dave Brooke]
17 Feb: @ 08:37:23 
Red-winged BB, E. Bluebirds, Barred Owl- Schuylkill Co. [A. Liebner]
17 Feb: @ 00:15:45 
Re: Eastern Bluebirds -York County [Ann Pettigrew]
16 Feb: @ 23:45:34 
Rough Legged Hawk (Maybe) Route 78/33 junction Northampton county [Dave Leibert]
16 Feb: @ 21:13:59 
Hermit Thrush, Clearfield Co. [Dan Richards]
16 Feb: @ 19:37:42 
Greater White-fronted Geese, Crawford County [Amy Henrici]
16 Feb: @ 18:41:13 
Blackbirds, Lehigh County [Mark Boyd]
16 Feb: @ 17:53:56 
Re: More Canvasbacks, Southern Lancaster County [Bob Schutsky]
16 Feb: @ 15:53:25 
Mergansers - Washington Cnty [Bill Zinn]
16 Feb: @ 14:10:06 
Common mergansers, Bald eagle, Washington County [g. g]
16 Feb: @ 13:22:05 
More Canvasbacks, Southern Lancaster County [Bob Schutsky]
16 Feb: @ 13:06:11 
Evening Grosbeaks Forest county [DNADEB]
16 Feb: @ 10:48:15 
Re: Eastern Bluebirds -York County [Jason Verdier]
16 Feb: @ 09:22:45 
White-winged Scoter - Beaver Co. [Mark Vass]
16 Feb: @ 08:39:43 
Eastern Bluebirds -York County [Ann Pettigrew]
15 Feb: @ 15:15:17 
Re: Many Canvasbacks, Southern Lancaster County [Bob Schutsky]
15 Feb: @ 14:58:54 
Allegheny Front (15 Feb 2019) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
15 Feb: @ 11:31:23 
Fall 2018 Photos for Pennsylvania Birds - Due 2/24/19 [Ted Nichols II]
14 Feb: @ 18:09:26 
Common mergansers, Washington County [g. g]
14 Feb: @ 16:49:27 
Many Canvasbacks, Southern Lancaster County [Bob Schutsky]
14 Feb: @ 14:33:21 
Re: Great Backyard Bird Count & eBird [Leigh Altadonna]
14 Feb: @ 11:19:05 
OT: Florida Trip with Dark-billed Cuckoo [Dave DeReamus]
14 Feb: @ 08:41:44 
Great Backyard Bird Count & eBird [Holly Merker]
14 Feb: @ 07:37:10 
Evening Grosbeaks in Forest County? [Deborah Grove]
13 Feb: @ 15:33:27 
Lapland Longspur, Harrier, York Co. [R.L. Cleary]
13 Feb: @ 14:55:27 
Merlin, Washington/Allegheny County [g. g]
13 Feb: @ 11:40:02 
Great Backyard Bird Count [Chad Kauffman]
12 Feb: @ 19:19:01 
Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Feb 12, 2019 [Karyn Delaney]
12 Feb: @ 15:27:34 
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday February 26th, 2019 [LeRoy Tabb]
12 Feb: @ 12:58:35 
CANVASBACKS, Southern Lancaster County [Bob Schutsky]





Subject: Lebanon County, Lions Lake, Greater White-fronted Goose
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 14:34 pm
From: bluefox122a AT gmail.com
 
Was still present at 2:30pm near the lower end of lake mixed in with several hundred Canada Geese at Lion's Lake
Jim FiorentinoCornwall
On Monday, February 18, 2019 10:21:37 AM EST, Tim Becker <[email protected]> wrote:

Currently a Greater White-fronted Goose in with the Canada Geese at Lion™s Lake.

Tim Becker

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Allegheny Front (17 Feb 2019) 1 Raptors
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 10:02 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Feb 17, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 0 0
BE 0 0 0
NH 0 0 0
SS 0 0 0
CH 0 0 0
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 0 0 0
RT 0 0 0
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 1 1
AK 0 0 0
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0

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

Observation start time: 12:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Southeast winds 15-19 mph sustained.
100% Cloud Cover.
Visibility 17 km

Raptor Observations:
1 migrant- Golden Eagle adult at 12:51 pm

Non-raptor Observations:
2 ravens


Predictions:
Note: The hawk watch is closed. Lambert Mtn road is not driveable, 2 inches
of snow over thick ice. Hawk Watch lane is not plowed.
I hiked in from cemetery with modern snowshoes with cleats.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart ([email protected])


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



Subject: Lebanon County, Lions Lake, Greater White-fronted Goose
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 9:21 am
From: 0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Currently a Greater White-fronted Goose in with the Canada Geese at Lion™s Lake. 

Tim Becker

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: N. Shrike - Allegheny Co.
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 9:13 am
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
This morning I found a adult N. Shrike at the Imperial Grasslands

The bird was perched on top of a tree along William Dr. on the left side of
the road

This is most likely the same bird that I found back on 2-3

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Middle Creek WMA Birds
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 8:42 am
From: hrdabrd AT gmail.com
 
PA Birders,

I located a Ross's goose this morning with about 50,000 snow geese as
they lifted off the lake to go out to feed seen from Willow point.
Currently I have been watching a light phase rough legged hawk looking
inside the refuge from girl scout rd.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.



Subject: Middlecreek peak migration?
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 8:15 am
From: 0000010782986cfc-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Bob,
Keep an eye on
https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Informa...
for updates.

The tour road opens March 1 at which time migration is "usually" in full swing.
I'll be checking MC periodically and will report on any findings.

John

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Keener"
To: "PABIRDS"
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 2:58:46 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Middlecreek peak migration?

PA birders,
When is the best waterfowl migration at Middlecreek? Is the end of
February a good time?

Bob Keener
Shippensburg
717-658-8765



Subject: Everybody advises me this
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 6:19 am
From: 0000006d66856098-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Best solution http://modern.185four.com 





Amanda Kavitt



Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) - Bucks Co. (2/10 - 2/16)
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 21:06 pm
From: 00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
All,
Waterfowl were the main attraction this week. A total of 73 species were reported
Snow Goose - high report ~75 2/14 flyover. On the lake, one small (Lesser) Snow Goose (photo) and one larger (Greater) Snow Goose were first listed that way 2/14 but likely present earlier.Ross's Goose-no reports since first found 2/10
Cackling Goose - high report 10 2/14 all together (photo)1 Mute Swan 2/1416 duck species:American Wigeon-high report 16 2/15N. Pintail - high report 36 2/15Canvasback - high report 3 2/14Redhead - high report 2 2/15Ring-necked Duck - high report 6 2/152 Greater Scaup - 2/10 (photo)3 Lesser Scaup 2/15
Common GoldeneyeHooded Merganser - high report 12 2/11
Common Merganser- high report ~1300 2/16Red-breasted Merganser- high report 2 2/11 & 2/15Ruddy Duck - high report 7 2/161 Horned Grebe 2/115 gull species:3 Iceland Gulls (adult) - 2/11Lesser Black-backed Gull- high 51 2/11Bald Eagle - at least 3 most days1 Red-shouldered Hawk 2/141 Gray Catbird 2/11
1 Brown Thrasher continues at the bird blind and near the Nature Center

Also, Belted Kingfisher, Amer. Kestrel, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Golden-crowned & Ruby-crowned Kinglets, E. Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, E. Towhee
Thanks to all who shared their sightings.

August MirabellaNorth Wales, PA



Subject: Lancaster Waterfowl High Counts
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 20:46 pm
From: zjmillen AT gmail.com
 
I enjoyed a nice afternoon out with my wife checking waterfowl in southern
Lancaster county. Highlights were 515 Canvasback at Peach Bottom on the
Susquehanna (previously reported by Bob Schutsky) and at least 2,700 Common
Merganser at Octoraro Reservoir. Can you imagine the amount of fish those
mergs must remove from the waterway every day?

https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

Zach Millen
New Holland



Subject: Armstrong Co. - Eurasian Wigeon and other waterfowl
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 19:43 pm
From: wvwarblers AT hotmail.com
 
Hello all,

Thanks to Alan Buriak (and Theo Rickert and Sam Gutherie for letting him know), I decided to do my first rare bird chase in ages and got up to Kittanning for this awesome Eurasian Wigeon. I happened to show up about a minute after Alan did, and we both got scopes on it right away. Michael David soon arrived, and we had a nice list of waterfowl.

Eurasian Wigeon - 1
American Wigeon - 10
Canvasback - 12
Bufflehead - 2
Common Goldeneye - 2
Hooded Merganser - 3
Redhead - 6
Ring-necked Duck - 2
Mallards
Canada Geese
Herring Gull - 3

Cheers,

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA



Subject: Venango Co.
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 18:09 pm
From: bhnsjerry AT hotmail.com
 
About 70 COMMON GOLDENEYE  on Oil Creek.

Jerry Stanley



Subject: DISREGARD Rocky Ridge (17 Feb 2019) 32 Raptors
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 17:18 pm
From: cbpabirds AT gmail.com
 
Please disregard incorrect data entry.

Chuck

On 2/17/2019 4:50 PM, Hawkcount.Org Reports wrote:
> Rocky Ridge
> York, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Feb 17, 2019
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 0 0 0
> Bald Eagle 0 0 0
> Northern Harrier 2 2 2
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 3 3
> Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
> Broad-winged Hawk 26 26 26
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 1 1 1
> Merlin 0 0 0
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
>
> Total: 32 32 32
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 09:30:00
> Observation end time: 13:00:00
> Total observation time: 3.5 hours
>
> Official Counter: Al Spiese
>
> Observers:
>
> Weather:
> Light northeast wind.
>
> Raptor Observations:
>
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
>
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Andrew Wolfgang ([email protected])
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Peregrine Falcons at York Haven Dam facility
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 17:14 pm
From: dean.newhouse AT gmail.com
 
Located along the Lancaster County/York County line.  This afternoon from about 2:15 until 3:00.  Found two Peregrine Falcons perched on the impoundment wall on the Lancaster County side of the line.  They then flew to the dam rooftop.  One stopped at the 2017 nest location used by Peregrine Falcons, checked it out and then flew up to the top of the York Haven Hydro Plant sign on the rooftop.  The other flew around the building a bit before perching on a separate rooftop on the York County side of the county line.

Also, could see two adult Bald Eagles at the eagle's nest directly east of the dam facility in a Sycamore tree on the Lancaster County shoreline. One eagle was actually inside the nest, and the other beside. After a bit they both flew to the top of a nearby transmission tower.

Dean Newhouse
York County



Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 2/17/2019
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 15:53 pm
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* February 17, 2019
* PAEA1902.17
- Birds mentioned

LONG-TAILED DUCK
CANVASBACK
ROSS™S GOOSE
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
ICELAND GULL
GREATER SCAUP
Eurasian Green-winged Teal
REDHEAD

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: February 17th at 4:00 PM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to [email protected] with Birdline in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

You can visit the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society Website at
http://www.lvaudubon.org/ .

You can visit my 'Eastern PA Birding' Website for photos and information at
http://users.rcn.com/becard/ho... .

The next Audubon program will be held on March 8th at 7:00 PM at the Dorothy
Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly known as the Wildlands Conservancy)
in Emmaus. Chris Hugosson will do a program on Birding By Ear.

Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the area™s
birding guidebook, Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity. A completely
revised, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at:
http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the Albert Road ponds:
Cackling Geese “ 2 on 2/16.

Sightings from the NAZARETH QUARRY, Northampton County:
LONG-TAILED DUCK “ 1 on 2/2.

Sightings from LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
Golden Eagle “ 1 on 2/6 (fly-by).

Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At Seiple™s Pond:
CANVASBACK “ 1 on 2/10.

Sightings from HANOVER CANAL PARK (CATASAUQUA LAKE), Lehigh County:
Cackling Goose “ 1 on 2/16.

Sightings from the FOGELSVILLE QUARRY, Lehigh County:
ROSS™S GOOSE “ 1 on 2/9.

Sightings from the ALLENTOWN area, Lehigh County:
At the Dorney Park pond:
Cackling Goose “ 1 on 2/15.

Sightings from the ALBURTIS area, Lehigh County:
Along Congdon Hill Drive:
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW “ 1 to at least 2/16.
Also Savannah Sparrow.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
Tundra Swans “ 4 on 2/16
Lesser Black-backed Gulls “ 26 on 2/15; 30 on 2/16
Great Black-backed Gull “ 1 on 2/7.
Also Red-shouldered Hawk, Merlin, and Killdeer.
At the Walt Road area:
Cackling Goose “ 1 on 2/15
CANVASBACKS “ 2 on 2/3 and 2/6; 4 on 2/16
ICELAND GULL “ 1 on 2/3.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
At the Tohickon boat launch:
CANVASBACK “ 1 on 2/8 and 2/16
GREATER SCAUP “ 2 on 2/16.
Also Killdeer.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
ROSS™S GOOSE “ 1 on 2/10
Cackling Geese “ 3 on 2/4; 10 on 2/14; 9 on 2/15
Eurasian Green-winged Teal “ 1 on 2/7 and 2/8
CANVASBACKS “ 4 on 2/3; 8 on 2/5; 6 on 2/6; 3 on 2/14; 1 on 2/15
REDHEADS “ 6 on 2/3; 2 on 2/15
Red-breasted Mergansers “ 1 on 2/6 to 2/9; 2 on 2/15
Lesser Black-backed Gulls “ ~60 on 2/7 and 2/8.

- End transcript



Subject: Rocky Ridge (17 Feb 2019) 32 Raptors
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 15:50 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Feb 17, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 2 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 26 26 26
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 32 32 32
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Al Spiese

Observers:

Weather:
Light northeast wind.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Andrew Wolfgang ([email protected])


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



Subject: Erie County birds of note
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 15:48 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The following birds of note were reported this past week from Erie Co., Pa.Long-tailed Duck up to 13; channel at Presque Isle S.P.Rough-legged Hawk 1 light morph migrant; Feb. 15; over ErieJerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Wayne WRS
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 14:55 pm
From: 00000057a7c5c2ac-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
County -WayneDate -2/16/2019Observers-Dan Altif, Rick Wiltraut
Total time on route 6hr 45min
Start time/End time 8:30a.m/3:15p.m
Miles on route 85.1
TVs-4BVs-3Harriers- 0
Red-tails- 5 Ad./0 Imm./1 NDRough-legs- 0Kestrels- 1 maleSharp-shins- 0Cooper's - 0Red-shoulders- 2 Ad.Bald Eagles-7 Ad/ 6 Imm.Other raptors 3 unidentified
Shrikes 1 Ad.

Avg Temp.-34Sky - Clear, partly cloudy
Wind - Medium to strong
Avg Snow cover depth - 1-2"
Daniel Altif

[email protected]


Daniel Altif



Subject: Middlecreek peak migration?
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 13:58 pm
From: keener1538 AT gmail.com
 
PA birders,
When is the best waterfowl migration at Middlecreek? Is the end of
February a good time?

Bob Keener
Shippensburg
717-658-8765



Subject: "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal, Lebanon County
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 11:53 am
From: jalstahl AT comcast.net
 
This morning, among 3 Green-winged Teal, was an "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal on the pond across from the corn crib at Middle Creek WMA. Interestingly, I have a photo of one from Feb. 14, 2017, 2 years ago, at the same location. There were a few American wigeon there also.
Stan Stahl



Subject: Eurasian Wigeon - Armstrong County
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 10:47 am
From: a_buriak AT hotmail.com
 
I got notice today from Theo Rickert that he found a male Eurasian Wigeon above Lock 7 at Kittanning, Armstrong County this morning.  Sam Gutherie just confirmed that the bird is still present with a group of 10 American Wigeon in the middle of the river upriver from the concrete pier and can be viewed distantly with a scope from the Lock 7 entrance on the Tarrtown side of river.  It is also possible that it could be seen more closely by driving north up Tarrtown Rd however there are very few safe places to pull over on this road so use caution.

Good birding,
Alan Buriak



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



Subject: Field Sparrow, Allegheny Co
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 10:43 am
From: davbrooke AT gmail.com
 
I saw my first Field Sparrow of the year and an Eastern Towhee at Harrison
Hills Park, Allegheny Co. today.
A few Towhees must over winter here as I've seen one in December and
January in the same area.

Harrison Hills County Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
Feb 17, 2019 8:58 AM - 10:43 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.924 mile(s)
19 species (+1 other taxa)

Mourning Dove 12
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 5
Blue Jay 14
American Crow 5
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Eastern Bluebird 4
Northern Mockingbird 2
Field Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 4
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

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

--
Dave Brooke
DDB Photography



Subject: Red-winged BB, E. Bluebirds, Barred Owl- Schuylkill Co.
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 8:37 am
From: 000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Good morning all,
Five Red-winged Blackbirds (male) showed up at the feeders yesterday, Feb. 16th.
My son was hiking on the mountain above Hidden Valley Golf Course (Feb. 16th) and was surprised by a Barred Owl flying from a tree. Unfortunately, he didn't have enough time for a photo. Another large bird flew from the same area shortly afterward. He thought it was a second Barred Owl but couldn't positively ID that second bird.
This morning (Feb.17th) an Eastern Bluebird was observed checking out one of the birdhouses in our yard. I have one box on each clothesline "T" pole.Each box had a Downy Woodpecker using it as a roosting box since early fall.
Unfortunately, the battle has begun. I removed the beginnings of a house sparrow nest from one box and, as I type this, a pair of house sparrows are in & out of the other box where the E. Bluebird was earlier today.
Good birding,
Ann M. Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill County



Subject: Eastern Bluebirds -York County
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 0:15 am
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
We are inundated with starlings this winter!  I have mealworms out and the starlings have decimated them except for the few they can™t reach.  I have yet to see bluebirds enter the feeder.

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
[email protected]
www.pbase.com/rook185

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
• Mahatma Gandhi

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir.



> On Feb 16, 2019, at 11:48 AM, Jason Verdier wrote:
>
> I had 2 pairs show up at the feeders today. Put the mealworms out, they are happy as can be.....If I could keep the darn Starlings away.....
>
> Jason Verdier
> Lake Meade
> Adams County
>
> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
> Get the new AOL app: mail.mobile.aol.com
>
> On Saturday, February 16, 2019, Ann Pettigrew wrote:
>
> I have a pair of bluebirds going in and out of one of our boxes this morning. Now to try to keep the house sparrows away!
>
> Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
> York, PA
> [email protected]
> www.pbase.com/rook185
>
> The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
> • Mahatma Gandhi
>
> "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir.



Subject: Rough Legged Hawk (Maybe) Route 78/33 junction Northampton county
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 23:45 pm
From: xdave AT enter.net
 
Howdy All,

Hope you are having a swell time looking around for Winter raptors.

With that in mind I though that I would mention a possible rough legged
hawk sighting over my way. I've seen this bird 2x in the same spot-in
the vicinity of the big ramp from 33 South to 78 West.

This highway junction is on the high ground of South Mountain
overlooking the Lehigh river. The ramp is headed Southwest and you cut
across the contour line of the ridge. Unfortunately you get about 2
seconds at 60mph to view raptors right in this spot so it can be tough
to make a positive ID.

The other day a buteo glided right-to-left and hovered over the bank and
the went right again. On the way right it looked like it had a heavy
dark band across its belly-heavier than a red tail's belly band.

Then today on the right side a buteo was hovering in place but the
lighting was terrible as I was looking into the sun almost. Birds often
fly to the right here and are heading downridge into the wind.

Last year I kept seeing a buteo here that I thought was a roughie but It
took several sightings to get a good enough look. So perhaps this is
another one I am seeing overwintering in the same spot again.

Back in November I saw a raptor here gliding high and to the right on a
cold and blustery day. This bird was large and dark and looked
eagle-like with some white at the base of its tail. Who knows it could
have been a Golden or Rough legged. Same thing I had a few seconds to
try and ID it while driving.

I had another adult peregrine sitting on a pole munching away on a
pigeon sized bird. This was along Township line road in East Allen
township and the date was last week.

Happy birding,
Dave



Subject: Hermit Thrush, Clearfield Co.
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 21:13 pm
From: drichards7 AT verizon.net
 
Today I discovered a Hermit Thrush along McGees Mills Road near the village of Clover Run.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake



Subject: Greater White-fronted Geese, Crawford County
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 19:37 pm
From: henriciac AT gmail.com
 
There is a flock of 30+ Greater White-fronted geese in the Miller's pond area. They were first spotted by Micheal Williams and Jim McConner yesterday. Also seen of interest was a Rough-legged Hawk.

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea

Sent from my iPad



Subject: Blackbirds, Lehigh County
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 18:41 pm
From: mrboyd58 AT gmail.com
 
This morning I had 7 common grackles, and 3 red-winged blackbirds.  A sign
of spring? Maybe the groundhog was right.

Mark Boyd
Lehigh County



Subject: More Canvasbacks, Southern Lancaster County
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 17:53 pm
From: info AT birdtreks.com
 
Well Folks,

More good news about the Canvasbacks on the lower Susquehanna River.
This morning Nancy and I counted 245, as reported below. This evening,
right at sunset, I made a conservative estimate of 300+. The flock was
so closely packed that I could not do an actual count.

This certainly is fun!

Sincerely,
BOB

On 2/16/2019 2:22 PM, Bob Schutsky wrote:
> Dear PABirders,
>
> The Canvasback flock near our home in Peach Bottom continues to grow.
> This morning Nancy and I counted 245, yet another new record high
> number! This is on the lower Susquehanna River, 2 miles upriver from
> the Mason-Dixon Line, and 7 miles upriver from Conowingo Dam in Maryland.
>
> Take care,
> BOB
>
> BOB SCHUTSKY
> Web Site www.birdtreks.com
> --
> BIRD TREKS--Quality Worldwide 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: Mergansers - Washington Cnty
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 15:53 pm
From: wgzinn AT gmail.com
 
One pair of hooded mergansers and one pair of common mergansers at Peters
Lake this afternoon.



Bill Z



Subject: Common mergansers, Bald eagle, Washington County
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 14:10 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
There were 7 Common mergansers (all males) and 1 Herring gull at the
reservoir along 43 today. As I was getting ready to leave a juvenile Bald
eagle starting circling the resevoir, dropping lower and lower. Two
American crows then chased it, but it still went after a duck. Lucky for
the duck, the crows had distracted the eagle too much. The eagle then
perched in a nearby tree and was still perched when I left 15 minutes
later.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: More Canvasbacks, Southern Lancaster County
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 13:22 pm
From: info AT birdtreks.com
 
Dear PABirders,

The Canvasback flock near our home in Peach Bottom continues to grow.
This morning Nancy and I counted 245, yet another new record high
number! This is on the lower Susquehanna River, 2 miles upriver from
the Mason-Dixon Line, and 7 miles upriver from Conowingo Dam in Maryland.

Take care,
BOB

BOB SCHUTSKY
Web Site www.birdtreks.com
--
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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: Evening Grosbeaks Forest county
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 13:06 pm
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
Thanks to all who wrote me about where to find them. 
Greg and I found 47 at the Tionesta Dam Ranger™s Office.
We found the feeder first. And then heard the birds behind the Project Office house. 25 in that tree.
Walking back to the parking lot 22 flew into a tree there.
Deb Grove

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Eastern Bluebirds -York County
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 10:48 am
From: 0000001361c1d04c-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I had 2 pairs show up at the feeders today. Put the mealworms out, they are happy as can be.....If I could keep the darn Starlings away.....
Jason VerdierLake MeadeAdams County

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OnSaturday, February 16, 2019,Ann Pettigrewwrote:

I have a pair of bluebirds going in and out of one of our boxes this morning. Now to try to keep the house sparrows away!

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
[email protected]
www.pbase.com/rook185

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
• Mahatma Gandhi

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir.



Subject: White-winged Scoter - Beaver Co.
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 9:22 am
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
This morning there is a White-winged Scoter present at the mouth of the
Beaver River

This most likely is the same bird that I reported from there last weekend

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Eastern Bluebirds -York County
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 8:39 am
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
I have a pair of bluebirds going in and out of one of our boxes this morning.  Now to try to keep the house sparrows away!

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
[email protected]
www.pbase.com/rook185

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
• Mahatma Gandhi

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir.



Subject: Many Canvasbacks, Southern Lancaster County
Date: Fri Feb 15 2019 15:15 pm
From: info AT birdtreks.com
 
Dear PABirders,

The lower Susquehanna River Canvasback flock continues to grow.
Yesterday there were 105. This morning at 10:00am I counted 126, again
at about mid-river, directly out from our house. Suddenly an adult Bald
Eagle approached from downriver. The entire flock lifted off and flew
rapidly upriver and out of sight. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Take care,
BOB

On 2/14/2019 5:49 PM, Bob Schutsky wrote:
> Dear PABirders,
>
> At 5:30pm this evening I counted exactly 105 Canvasbacks, all in one
> flock in front of our house in Peach Bottom. This is a new record high
> count for me on the lower Susquehanna River. Mixed in with this flock
> were much smaller numbers, that I did not attempt to count, of Common
> Goldeneye, Lesser and Greater Scaup, Ring-necked Ducks, and Bufflehead.
>
> At about noon Nancy and I watched an immature Red-shouldered Hawk
> hunting in our front yard, near the river. We had great scope views of
> this bird. Later in the afternoon Nancy saw an adult male Northern
> Harrier fly over PA 272 south of the Buck, about 1 mile north of the
> Peach Bottom Post Office.
>
> It was a fine day of relaxed birding!
>
> Take care,
> BOB
>
> BOB SCHUTSKY
> Web Site www.birdtreks.com
> --
> BIRD TREKS--Quality Worldwide 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: Allegheny Front (15 Feb 2019) Raptors
Date: Fri Feb 15 2019 14:58 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Feb 15, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 0 0
BE 0 0 0
NH 0 0 0
SS 0 0 0
CH 0 0 0
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 0 0 0
RT 0 0 0
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 0 0
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0

Total: 0 0 0
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
NOTE THE HAWK WATCH IS CLOSED. LAMBERT MTN ROAD IS IMPASSIBLE DUE TO ICE ON
THE ROAD SURFACE. THE ROAD IS ALSO SNOW COVERED.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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



Subject: Fall 2018 Photos for Pennsylvania Birds - Due 2/24/19
Date: Fri Feb 15 2019 11:31 am
From: tanicholsii AT gmail.com
 
Do you have some great photos of any birds taken in Pennsylvania from
August 1, 2018 “ November 30, 2018? Or a picture of a notable/significant
sighting from that period?


I am currently accepting photo submissions through end of day Feb. 24,
2019, to be considered for publication as space permits in the Pennsylvania
Society for Ornithology (PSO) Fall 2018 issue of Pennsylvania Birds.


**DUE TO TIME LIMITATIONS SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS BELOW MUST BE FOLLOWED,
SUBMISSIONS MADE NOT FOLLOWING BELOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED**

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

- IMAGE SIZE: Images submitted must be high-res and are preferred to be
horizontal shots. Submitted horizontal images MUST be able to be cropped to
1050px x 700px with a resolution of 300 px/in for horizontal images. If
space allows high-quality vertical portrait shots may be used, but they
take up the space of 2 photos in the layout used by the journal. Vertical
photos submitted must be able to be cropped to 1050px x 1313px at 300
px/in. Images will not be enlarged/upscaled.

- DATES/SUBMISSION E-MAIL: Submissions for consideration **must** be taken
during the above date range for the issue being worked on and emailed to
[email protected], please make mention of the word FALL in the
subject line to simplify processing.

- QUANTITY OF IMAGES SUBMITTED: Please do not submit me dozens of images
for consideration, please do some initial limiting/judging of selections on
your end that reflect the best of your work. However, if you have 15
different images of truly notable sightings in the state from this period,
I'll gladly accept them for consideration!

- CAPTION INFORMATION MUST BE PROVIDED: VERY important!!! For each image
attached to the e-mail, you must include a description in the body of the
e-mail for that image. Best format to follow: Species Name - Location,
County, DD Month. Sentence about significance if known/applicable.
(Photographer Name) Example: Antillean Nighthawk - Presque Isle SP, Erie,
12 June. This bird represented a first state record and was observed
through 1 July. (John Doe)

- IMAGE QUALITY: PLEASE submit your photos for consideration in full
resolution or as close to full resolution as possible as these will be
printed. Your photo also may be considered for a cover shot and a 250KB
image just won't work for that! I need to be able to crop your photo to fit
the space as it permits in the journal and a precropped / low-resolution
image is problematic for that. It's safe to say that if you're sending me
an image under a megabyte in size, it isn't going to be the resolution I
need to work with. I also need room to crop the image to the specs used for
the newsletter (exact specs posted above) and an extremely tight crop may
not allow me to do that.

- WATERMARKS/CREDITS: Photos selected for printing in the issue will be
credited to the photographer, please DO NOT submit watermarked/signatured
images as they will not be considered. The image must be clean of any
add-on text or watermarks.


Thanks for considering submitting your photos for consideration for our
statewide ornithology journal!


Regards,

Ted Nichols II

Photo Editor, Pennsylvania Birds

Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)



Subject: Common mergansers, Washington County
Date: Thu Feb 14 2019 18:09 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
There were 15 Common mergansers today on the reservoir along Rte 43 near
the Eighty-four exit. There was also a bird which looked like a Black
scoter, but we could not get definitive looks at it.

Gigi Gerben & Mark Kaspar
Washington County



Subject: Many Canvasbacks, Southern Lancaster County
Date: Thu Feb 14 2019 16:49 pm
From: info AT birdtreks.com
 
Dear PABirders,

At 5:30pm this evening I counted exactly 105 Canvasbacks, all in one
flock in front of our house in Peach Bottom. This is a new record high
count for me on the lower Susquehanna River. Mixed in with this flock
were much smaller numbers, that I did not attempt to count, of Common
Goldeneye, Lesser and Greater Scaup, Ring-necked Ducks, and Bufflehead.

At about noon Nancy and I watched an immature Red-shouldered Hawk
hunting in our front yard, near the river. We had great scope views of
this bird. Later in the afternoon Nancy saw an adult male Northern
Harrier fly over PA 272 south of the Buck, about 1 mile north of the
Peach Bottom Post Office.

It was a fine day of relaxed birding!

Take care,
BOB

BOB SCHUTSKY
Web Site www.birdtreks.com
--
BIRD TREKS--Quality Worldwide 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: Great Backyard Bird Count & eBird
Date: Thu Feb 14 2019 14:33 pm
From: ljalta AT comcast.net
 
Holly,

Thanks. This is helpful!

Leigh

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 14, 2019, at 9:41 AM, Holly Merker <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> Greetings, PA Birders,
>
> With the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) almost upon us (Feb 15-18, 2019), you may be noticing some changes in what species eBird considers rare or species flagged for review. These temporary tweaks are set in place to accommodate the GBBC project, and volumes of incoming data submitted, and will straddle the date window that will encompass the possible dates of GBBC over the years. This is why you may have noticed some species being flagged early in the week, despite the fact the GBBC has not yet started.
>
>
> While many of these species are not rare at all, and some very much expected, these species are some which reviewers have discovered a high error rate by GBBC participants through the years. Examples might be: Purple Finch, Winter Wren, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-headed Woodpecker, Common Raven some gull species, etc.. Having the filters tweaked to display the most common species attending feeding stations, has proven to be helpful to those learning. With some new tools provided by Merlin (http://merlin.allaboutbirds.or... ) we expect the learning curve to improve and help guide people, but eBird reviewers are trying to do their part by these filter changes.
>
> All data submitted to eBird during the GBBC will simultaneously count towards the GBBC data, so no need to change portals during that time if you are an eBirder.
>
> As Chad Kauffman mentioned earlier this week, Pennsylvania has traditionally held high-ranking in checklists submitted to the GBBC project over its history, with some PA counties ranking in the top five counties across the US! This proves that Pennsylvanians love to participate in Citizen Science, and to watch birds, so we are eager to embrace new birders into our community, and are looking forward to gathering all contributions during this period.
>
> To learn more about this project, please visit: http://gbbc.birdcount.org/
>
> Happy birding, and GBBC™ing,
>
> Holly Merker
> Downingtown, Chester Co., PA
> eBird Pennsylvania, State Coordinator



Subject: OT: Florida Trip with Dark-billed Cuckoo
Date: Thu Feb 14 2019 11:19 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
If interested, here™s the link to a story with photos about my very lucky trip to Florida for American Flamingo that included getting to see a Dark-billed Cuckoo from South America:
http://becard.blogspot.com/201...

Good birding,
Dave DeReamus
Palmer Township, PA
becard -at- rcn.com
Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/ho...
Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar...



Subject: Great Backyard Bird Count & eBird
Date: Thu Feb 14 2019 8:41 am
From: 0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Greetings, PA Birders,

With the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) almost upon us (Feb 15-18, 2019), you may be noticing some changes in what species eBird considers rare or species flagged for review. These temporary tweaks are set in place to accommodate the GBBC project, and volumes of incoming data submitted, and will straddle the date window that will encompass the possible dates of GBBC over the years. This is why you may have noticed some species being flagged early in the week, despite the fact the GBBC has not yet started.


While many of these species are not rare at all, and some very much expected, these species are some which reviewers have discovered a high error rate by GBBC participants through the years. Examples might be: Purple Finch, Winter Wren, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-headed Woodpecker, Common Raven some gull species, etc.. Having the filters tweaked to display the most common species attending feeding stations, has proven to be helpful to those learning. With some new tools provided by Merlin (http://merlin.allaboutbirds.or... ) we expect the learning curve to improve and help guide people, but eBird reviewers are trying to do their part by these filter changes.

All data submitted to eBird during the GBBC will simultaneously count towards the GBBC data, so no need to change portals during that time if you are an eBirder.

As Chad Kauffman mentioned earlier this week, Pennsylvania has traditionally held high-ranking in checklists submitted to the GBBC project over its history, with some PA counties ranking in the top five counties across the US! This proves that Pennsylvanians love to participate in Citizen Science, and to watch birds, so we are eager to embrace new birders into our community, and are looking forward to gathering all contributions during this period.

To learn more about this project, please visit: http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

Happy birding, and GBBC™ing,

Holly Merker
Downingtown, Chester Co., PA
eBird Pennsylvania, State Coordinator



Subject: Evening Grosbeaks in Forest County?
Date: Thu Feb 14 2019 7:37 am
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
Is anyone in Forest County still seeing EVGR?
Thanks!

Deb

--
Deborah Grove



Subject: Lapland Longspur, Harrier, York Co.
Date: Wed Feb 13 2019 15:33 pm
From: 0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Yesterday Chuck Berthoud found a Lapland longspur associating with a flock of Horned larks along Pinchtown rd. about 1/4 mile north of Admire rd. in York Co.The bird was still there today, but it may require some patience to sort through all the HOLA in the corn stubble. Fortunately, the longspur came out onto the road a couple of times and gave good looks.
A juvenile harrier was hunting the corn fields as well.
Dick Cleary



Subject: Merlin, Washington/Allegheny County
Date: Wed Feb 13 2019 14:55 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
A Merlin did a flyover of the Montour Trail today, basically flying from
Allegheny County into Washington County at the Bethel Park/Peters Twp.
line.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: Great Backyard Bird Count
Date: Wed Feb 13 2019 11:40 am
From: chadkauffman AT earthlink.net
 
hello all, we have 4 days of the GBBC coming up friday to monday

http://gbbc.birdcount.org/get-...

check out the link, anything you put in ebird those 4 days go towards
the final tally.

Last year, I believe, PA had the most checklists and we have done well
in the last several years.

If you haven't done it before or ebird, it is very easy

Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA


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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Feb 12, 2019
Date: Tue Feb 12 2019 19:19 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Subject: Beaver County - eBird Report -  Feb 12, 2019

Pine Siskins continue daily at the feeders with a count of 12 today,
chasing one another for seeds in the rain. The number of Siskins was much
lower with the warmer temperatures of the previous week. There are 2 that
come each morning with a flock of Goldfinch. The remainder come as their
own group.

Karyn Delaney


Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
Feb 12, 2019 9:10 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary
15 species

Mourning Dove 20
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 3
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
House Finch 1
Pine Siskin 12 Continue daily at feeders in varying numbers dependent
on time of day and weather.
American Goldfinch 24
Dark-eyed Junco 3
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 5
House Sparrow 10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

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



Subject: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday February 26th, 2019
Date: Tue Feb 12 2019 15:27 pm
From: leroytabb AT hotmail.com
 
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday February 26th, 2019

_______________________________________________

The Wire-tailed Manakin: Social Networking in an Amazonian Bird -- by Jennifer Houtz


Program Description:

The wire-tailed manakin (Pipra filicauda) is a neotropical, lek-breeding bird well-known for its exaggerated courtship display. Territorial males and non-territorial males or floaters exhibit a rare reproductve strategy in which two males engage in cooperative courtship displays and form long-term partnerships. Importantly, territorial males naturally exhibit higher testosterone levels than floaters. This project aimed to determine how altering testosterone levels would influence male social rank and social network structure. Jennifer will discuss her experience with wire-tailed manakins in the Ecuadorian Amazon in addition to her other ornithological research endeavors.

___________________________________________

About the Speaker:

Jennifer Houtz is a first-year PhD student at Cornell University in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She graduated from Millersville University with her B.S. in Animal Behavior in 2018. She has received prestigious research awards such as the 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. At Millersville, she worked on projects investigating the social behavior of the wire-tailed manakin, the effect of herbicides on the offspring sex ratio of white-crowned sparrows, and the development of the European starling gut microbiome. At Cornell, she is studying the mechanistic links between the gut microbiome and stress-related changes in physiology in tree swallows.


____________________________________________

The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the Peace Valley Nature Center. Admission is free.



Directions:



Meeting location: Peace Valley Nature Center

Meeting room entrance is in the back, on the right side of the building. Enter through the Deer Gate (on the right as you face the Nature Center).



Normal meeting length is 1 to 1 1/2 hours. For directions please go to:

Directions - Peace Valley Nature Center

www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org



Peace Valley Nature Center is located at 170 North Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

Our Latitude is: 40.33067.

Our Longitude is: -75.14968




_________________________________________________



For further information please contact:



LeRoy Tabb

[email protected]



Subject: CANVASBACKS, Southern Lancaster County
Date: Tue Feb 12 2019 12:58 pm
From: info AT birdtreks.com
 
Dear PABirders,

At 1:30pm Nancy and I counted 87 Canvasbacks on the lower Susquehanna
River. We were able to stay dry and scope them from the comfort of our
home through the dining room window. There was one flock of 15 and a
second flock of 72. This is almost certainly the largest number I have
ever seen my 46 years of birding the lower Susquehanna. Other ducks
included approximately 25 Bufflehead, 12 Common Goldeneye, and 8
Ring-necked Ducks. Good fun on a rainy afternoon!

Take care,
BOB

BOB SCHUTSKY
Web Site www.birdtreks.com
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Peach Bottom, PA USA 17563-4008
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