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08 Dec: @ 17:38:37 
Second Mountain (08 Dec 2016) 2 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
08 Dec: @ 15:59:38 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (08 Dec 2016) 12 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
08 Dec: @ 15:30:12 
Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Dec 2016) 7 Raptors [Gregory William Grove]
08 Dec: @ 15:15:10 
Waggoner's Gap (08 Dec 2016) 5 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
08 Dec: @ 14:54:46 
Eastern Towhee - Beaver Co. [Mark Vass]
08 Dec: @ 12:46:31 
Rare opportunity to bird Rachel Carson's cottage; Maine seacoast [Gerald Kruth]
08 Dec: @ 10:25:55 
Erie County waterbird count for December 8, 2016 [Jerry McWilliams]
07 Dec: @ 22:01:29 
Fw: Register for the Christmas Bird Count Webinar Dec. 8 [Herb Flavell]
07 Dec: @ 20:47:02 
Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine SP--South Shore, Dec 7, 2016 [Karyn Delaney]
07 Dec: @ 20:42:53 
Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine SP--Waterfowl Observation Area, Dec 7, 2016 [Karyn Delaney]
07 Dec: @ 19:38:05 
Tundra Swans, Washington County [g. g]
07 Dec: @ 17:29:37 
Allegheny Front (07 Dec 2016) 2 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
07 Dec: @ 16:24:23 
Second Mountain (07 Dec 2016) 10 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
07 Dec: @ 15:58:06 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (07 Dec 2016) 17 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
07 Dec: @ 15:36:19 
Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Dec 2016) 7 Raptors [Gregory William Grove]
07 Dec: @ 14:45:58 
Waggoner's Gap (07 Dec 2016) 11 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
07 Dec: @ 13:39:58 
Tundra Swans Raccoon SP Beaver Cty [Donna Collett]
07 Dec: @ 11:29:34 
Tundra Swans Beaver Cty [Donna Collett]
07 Dec: @ 10:32:44 
Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 7, 2016 [Jerry McWilliams]
07 Dec: @ 08:48:19 
Red-bellied Woodpecker Feeding on Yellow-bellied Sapsucker's Drill Holes in York County [Dean Newhouse at Gmail]
07 Dec: @ 06:57:15 
Song sparrows in York [Bob Elser]
06 Dec: @ 19:18:17 
Mockingbird, Allegheny County [Jay Kadane]
06 Dec: @ 16:51:43 
Waggoner's Gap (06 Dec 2016) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
06 Dec: @ 14:43:48 
Re: Calliope hummingbird, Berks Co. [Scott Weidensaul]
06 Dec: @ 14:15:00 
Calliope hummingbird, Berks Co. [Scott Weidensaul]
06 Dec: @ 13:23:36 
Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 6, 2016 [Jerry McWilliams]
06 Dec: @ 13:17:10 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (06 Dec 2016) 3 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
06 Dec: @ 09:44:43 
Rufous hummingbird continues at Knauers, Berks County PA [Mike Slater]
05 Dec: @ 20:58:49 
Tundra swans Franklin [Bob Keener]
05 Dec: @ 17:05:22 
Allegheny Front (05 Dec 2016) 2 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
05 Dec: @ 16:18:50 
Second Mountain (05 Dec 2016) 9 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
05 Dec: @ 15:39:36 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (05 Dec 2016) 4 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
05 Dec: @ 15:37:02 
Tundra Swans, Washington County [g. g]
05 Dec: @ 15:19:19 
Waggoner's Gap (05 Dec 2016) 13 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
05 Dec: @ 10:04:17 
NW Pa Birding [Stringer, Randy C.]
05 Dec: @ 09:43:24 
Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 5, 2016 [Jerry McWilliams]
04 Dec: @ 19:58:55 
Re: King Eider, Lycoming County [David Brown]
04 Dec: @ 19:08:34 
Second Mountain (04 Dec 2016) 7 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
04 Dec: @ 19:05:48 
Snowy Owl and Purple Sandpiper; PISP; Erie County; 12/04/2016 [Richard Nugent]
04 Dec: @ 17:36:18 
Rufous hummingbird, Schuylkill Co. [Scott Weidensaul]
04 Dec: @ 16:49:01 
Buffleheads, Washington County [g. g]
04 Dec: @ 16:29:21 
Allegheny Front (04 Dec 2016) 4 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
04 Dec: @ 16:15:48 
BHGU and MERL at Moraine SP, Butler [Glenn Koppel]
04 Dec: @ 15:55:28 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (04 Dec 2016) 14 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
04 Dec: @ 15:43:08 
Southern Lancaster County Christmas Bird Count (CBC) [Bob Schutsky]
04 Dec: @ 14:45:54 
Erie County birds of note [Jerry McWilliams]
04 Dec: @ 13:54:45 
Waggoner's Gap (04 Dec 2016) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
04 Dec: @ 13:43:14 
Moraine SP Birds--Butler County [Brendyn Baptiste]
04 Dec: @ 13:17:38 
Re: King Eider, Lycoming County [David Brown]
04 Dec: @ 12:27:30 
Common Grackles (thousands) - Cumberland County [linda & bill franz]





Subject: Second Mountain (08 Dec 2016) 2 Raptors
Date: Thu Dec 8 2016 17:38 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 18 481
Turkey Vulture 0 6 698
Osprey 0 0 88
Bald Eagle 0 17 246
Northern Harrier 0 2 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 1019
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 123
Northern Goshawk 0 2 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 76
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 5966
Red-tailed Hawk 0 20 547
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 8 94
American Kestrel 0 0 93
Merlin 0 0 29
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 15
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 7
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Unknown Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 27

Total: 2 77 9588
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers:

Visitors:
1 woods hunter, 3 road hunters, 2 for vista view, 1 IGMR police officer,
and 1 for Port-a-Potty.


Weather:
In the morning hours, cloudy and cold with a light NW wind.
In the afternoon hours, sunny and colder with a moderate W wind
Temperature range of only 33 to 37 degrees
Visibility good.

Raptor Observations:
Sub-Adult GE ( 2 ) at 12:50
RT and 3 BV observed soaring East and not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
5 ravens

Predictions:
Clear and cold with a 12 mph W wind
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (08 Dec 2016) 12 Raptors
Date: Thu Dec 8 2016 15:59 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 12 103
Turkey Vulture 0 1 607
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 343
Bald Eagle 5 64 468
Northern Harrier 1 3 115
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 9 2961
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 370
Northern Goshawk 0 2 33
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 92
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 148
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 9361
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 38 2141
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 59
Golden Eagle 0 8 122
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 217
Merlin 0 1 191
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 48
Unknown Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Raptor 0 1 79

Total: 12 142 17482
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: David Barber

Weather:
Overcast to partly cloudy with W winds 4-12 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1148A, 1157A, 1201A, 1446A, 1659A

Non-raptor Observations:
72 American crows, common raven, common grackle, American goldfinch
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Dec 2016) 7 Raptors
Date: Thu Dec 8 2016 15:30 pm
From: gwg2 AT psu.edu
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2016
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 23
TV 0 0 159
OS 0 0 84
BE 0 5 166
NH 0 1 44
SS 0 0 712
CH 0 0 80
NG 0 0 5
RS 0 0 50
BW 0 0 1519
RT 6 18 519
RL 0 1 3
GE 1 14 107
AK 0 0 51
ML 0 0 34
PG 0 0 20
UA 0 0 4
UB 0 0 4
UF 0 0 4
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 7
Total: 7 39 3595

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove, Jon Kauffman
Observers: Greg Grove, Jon Kauffman, Sam Kruger

Weather:
First 3 hours Winds out of the west at 4-7mph then increasing to 8-12mph.Increasing clouds and wind in afternoon. Temp right 0F

Raptor Observations:
Ad GE 205

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swans - 60


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( gwg2@psu.edu )



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (08 Dec 2016) 5 Raptors
Date: Thu Dec 8 2016 15:15 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 5 44
TV 0 1 1303
OS 0 0 338
BE 1 31 535
NH 0 1 145
SS 0 3 4818
CH 0 5 339
NG 0 2 28
RS 0 1 189
BW 0 0 9435
RT 3 53 2351
RL 0 1 1
GE 0 7 228
AK 0 0 219
ML 1 1 80
PG 0 2 55
UA 0 0 26
UB 0 0 31
UF 0 0 7
UE 0 0 4
UR 0 1 71

Total: 5 114 20247
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Joe Lavella, Keith Gingrich, Pat Freed

Visitors:
6


Weather:
Overcast, then decreasing clouds and increasing W wind.

Raptor Observations:
BE WB 12:49 Ties seasonal record of 535

First bird - RT 11:58
Last bird - RT 1:09

Non-raptor Observations:
Swans - 21
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: Eastern Towhee - Beaver Co.
Date: Thu Dec 8 2016 14:54 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I stopped at the Raccoon Creek State Park park office today and had a male
Eastern Towhee at the feeding station there

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Rare opportunity to bird Rachel Carson's cottage; Maine seacoast
Date: Thu Dec 8 2016 12:46 pm
From: 00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The Rachel Carson Homestead, in Springdale, PA, is offering a rare  
opportunity for a lucky winner of a special drawing to win a week at Silverledge;
Rachel Carson's summer place on the Maine coast at Southport Island, about
three hours north of Boston.


Only one hundred tickets will be sold at one hundred dollars apiece ($100).
This lovely four bedroom rustic cottage sleeps six. It has two baths, an
equipped kitchen and outdoor grill among its many comfortable features.
The cottage is fully furnished, including pillows and blankets.
Please see our attachment and two links for more information on this
unique opportunity to come and walk, sleep, bird and explore the land and
seascapes that inspired this remarkable woman to write her wildly popular books,
The Sea Around Us, At the Edge of the Sea, and Under the Sea Wind, and
gave her the courage and conviction to write her environmental classic, Silent
Spring (which is why you can enjoy birding today).
n.b. Wi-fi, cable-tv and additional services are NOT provided at the
cottage. This is a place to totally relax and forget about the outside world.
The Rachel Carson Homestead is non-profit,and preserves the structure in
which she was born, and promotes and publicizes her legacy. Your support
will help in these endeavors. Ticket cost is generally not tax-deductible.
You may buy tickets online now, or by mail to: RCHA, PO Box 46,
Springdale, PA 15144.
Feel lucky and want to help support Rachel’s Homestead, but you would not
be able to make the trip? If you win, donate it back, and we'll auction it
off, with the proceeds going to support our upkeep.
If you register from our calendar link, expect a PayPal pop-up. If it
doesn't show, please check your browser settings.





http://triblive.com/local/vall...
el

http://rachel_carson_homestead.myupsite.com/events-calendar/

_Rachel Carson's Cottage at the Edge of the Sea - Rachel Carson
Council_
(http://rachelcarsoncouncil.org...)


And a huge, huge, thanks from the keepers of Rachel’s House to Carmen, who
gave special permission for this publication.



Thank you all for your attention, and best wishes to all for a lovely
holiday season.

Jerry Kruth
RCHA Board



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for December 8, 2016
Date: Thu Dec 8 2016 10:25 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: mouth ofWalnut Creek, Fairview Twp.
Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 0730 to 0930
Weather: Cloudy, temp. 33 Ffalling to 28 F, waves 3’ to 4’, W wind to 15 mph. Light snow showers becoming heavy at times.
Comments: It appears theLesser Scaup have moved on, since there were very few flying and none on thewater. Red-breasted Merganser numbersimproved with a movement of about 1100 eastbound birds at 0850. Most of the other mergansers recorded thismorning were moving east as well. Because of the snow showers, visibility became limited towards the endof the count.


Waterbirds recorded:

Tundra Swan 2
American Wigeon 9
American Black Duck 1
Mallard 13
Lesser Scaup 192
Bufflehead 9
Common Goldeneye 9
Hooded Merganser 3
Red-breasted Merganser 2100
Common Loon 1


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



Subject: Fw: Register for the Christmas Bird Count Webinar Dec. 8
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 22:01 pm
From: herb1013 AT epix.net
 
I hope this is ok on this list. I thought it might interest someone. Herb Flavell, Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County PA. 


From: Pennsylvania Game Commission
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 9:45 AM
To: herb1013@epix.net
Subject: Register for the Christmas Bird Count Webinar Dec. 8

Join the Christmas Bird Count webinar.





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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine SP--South Shore, Dec 7, 2016
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 20:47 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Subject: Butler County - eBird Report - Moraine SP--South Shore, Dec 7, 2016

Our second stop today was the South Shore drive, looking for the
Black-headed Gull which Ray found immediately. Also from the South Shore
overlook, we saw 51 Tundra Swans swimming together. Lovely sight!
Complete list from the South Shore is below.

We briefly went to the North Shore also, checking McDanels and Windsurfer
Point only. We didn't see any waterfowl, but did see 2 adult and 1
juvenile Bald Eagles.

Karyn & Ray Delaney


Moraine SP--South Shore, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
Dec 7, 2016 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
9 species

Tundra Swan 51
Mallard 4
Pied-billed Grebe 3
American Coot 85
Black-headed Gull 1 Continuing
Ring-billed Gull 197
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 4
Dark-eyed Junco 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S32913906

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



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine SP--Waterfowl Observation Area, Dec 7, 2016
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 20:42 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Subject: Butler County - eBird Report - Moraine SP--Waterfowl Observation
Area, Dec 7, 2016

We decided to take a quick trip to Moraine today, stopping at the Waterfowl
Observation Platform first. We saw one Canvasback, beautiful in the sun,
and one Green-winged Teal among the Gadwall and Ring-necked Ducks.
Complete list below.

Karyn & Ray Delaney

Moraine SP--Waterfowl Observation Area, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
Dec 7, 2016 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
7 species

Gadwall 85 Counted twice, possibly more in the cove to the far left
which we were unable to see in the bright sunlight.
Mallard 40
Green-winged Teal 1
Canvasback 1
Ring-necked Duck 23
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S32913869

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



Subject: Tundra Swans, Washington County
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 19:38 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
Reporting for my son, who heard a group of Tundra Swans while walking this
evening. Conservative estimate: 10.

Gigi Gerben, for Luke



Subject: Allegheny Front (07 Dec 2016) 2 Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 17:29 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 33
TV 0 0 387
OS 0 0 106
BE 0 2 136
NH 0 0 32
SS 0 0 1251
CH 1 2 118
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 30
BW 0 0 5058
RT 1 5 1265
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 0 137
AK 0 0 41
ML 0 0 26
PG 0 0 39
UA 0 0 9
UB 0 0 16
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 68
SK 0 0 1

Total: 2 9 8762
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers:

Visitors:
Bruce Leiden + 5 others


Weather:
Partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures hanging around the freezing mark.
Everything was coated with a 1/4" to 1/2" of ice. The valley was extremely
hazy for most of the day. Winds were out of the W & SW estimated at 5-10
mph with gusts at 15-20 mph (weather vane was encased in ice)

Raptor Observations:
Both the Cooper's Hawk and the Red-tailed Hawk flew very low directly over
the watch

Non-raptor Observations:
A flock of 20-30 Tufted Titmouse, 7 crow, 3 Raven, 3 Chickadee, 2
White-breasted Nuthatch, 5 Bluebird, 1 Pileated Woodpecker, 70 Swans, 7
Junco

Predictions:
Partly Cloudy with highs a little below freezing (just about everything was
still ice covered when I left). West winds at 15-27 mph expected.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (debbiebodenschatz@gmail.com)



Subject: Second Mountain (07 Dec 2016) 10 Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 16:24 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 18 481
Turkey Vulture 1 6 698
Osprey 0 0 88
Bald Eagle 1 17 246
Northern Harrier 0 2 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 1019
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 123
Northern Goshawk 0 2 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 76
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 5966
Red-tailed Hawk 4 20 547
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 6 92
American Kestrel 0 0 93
Merlin 0 0 29
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 15
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 7
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Unknown Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 27

Total: 10 75 9586
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers:

Visitors:
One hunter in the A.M.


Weather:
Temps in the 30's all day with winds out of the northwest. Cloudy and
drizzly to start with clearing skies till mid-morning.

Raptor Observations:
B.E. Juv 9:59 am

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swan 2-flocks of 115 birds. Heard third group but could not find
them in the clouds. All heading south.

Predictions:
May be better if any birds still in the migration pipeline.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (07 Dec 2016) 17 Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 15:58 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 9 9 100
Turkey Vulture 0 1 607
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 343
Bald Eagle 6 59 463
Northern Harrier 0 2 114
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 9 2961
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 370
Northern Goshawk 0 2 33
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 92
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 148
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 9361
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 35 2138
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 59
Golden Eagle 0 8 122
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 217
Merlin 0 1 191
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 48
Unknown Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Raptor 0 1 79

Total: 17 130 17470
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Laurie Goodrich

Weather:
Ovecast with fog in morning, low vis., by noon vis to 10 km, west wind 3-8

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles-- 1)AD with 2)4th yr and 3) 3rd yr 1214 pm circled with three
non migrating balds (all adult);
White belly-1240, AD 1302, AD 1520.

Note several adults seen swooping past 3-4 times during day were not
counted

Non-raptor Observations:
103 goldfinch, 8 junco, 1 raven, 1 ca wren,
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Dec 2016) 7 Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 15:36 pm
From: gwg2 AT psu.edu
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2016
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 23
TV 0 0 159
OS 0 0 84
BE 1 5 166
NH 0 1 44
SS 0 0 712
CH 0 0 80
NG 0 0 5
RS 0 0 50
BW 0 0 1519
RT 6 12 513
RL 0 1 3
GE 0 13 106
AK 0 0 51
ML 0 0 34
PG 0 0 20
UA 0 0 4
UB 0 0 4
UF 0 0 4
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 7
Total: 7 32 3588

Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Greg Grove


Visitors:
Helena Kotala (and her bike)

Weather:
West wind, decreasing somewhat. Partly cloudy

Raptor Observations:
Ad BE @ 155 2 BE not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
1 C Loon


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( gwg2@psu.edu )



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (07 Dec 2016) 11 Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 14:45 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 5 5 44
TV 0 1 1303
OS 0 0 338
BE 3 30 534
NH 0 1 145
SS 0 3 4818
CH 0 5 339
NG 1 2 28
RS 1 1 189
BW 0 0 9435
RT 1 50 2348
RL 0 1 1
GE 0 7 228
AK 0 0 219
ML 0 0 79
PG 0 2 55
UA 0 0 26
UB 0 0 31
UF 0 0 7
UE 0 0 4
UR 0 1 71

Total: 11 109 20242
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

Observers: Dave Grove, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Early morning mountain and valley fog. Clearing by 9 am. Cloudy with
valley haze, with light and sporadic NW wind.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - NG 10:42
Last bird - RS 1:44

BE JUV 11:40; 11:52
BE 4YR 11:30

Non-raptor Observations:
Swans - 25
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: Tundra Swans Raccoon SP Beaver Cty
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 13:39 pm
From: dcollett57 AT gmail.com
 
A beautiful very vocal flock of 40 plus Tundra Swans were over Raccoon
Creek SP today heading SW. I sent post on LISTSERV when spotted at 11:30
but it was rejected?
Nice to see the sun.
Donna Collett
Beaver county



Subject: Tundra Swans Beaver Cty
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 11:29 am
From: dcollett57 AT gmail.com
 
A beautiful very vocal flock of 40- ish Tundra Swans just flew over Raccoon
Creek SP heading southwest. Nice to see in the sun.

Donna Collett
Beaver County



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 7, 2016
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 10:32 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: mouth ofWalnut Creek, Fairview Twp.
Date: December 7, 2016
Time: 0720 to 0920
Weather: Cloudy, temp. 38F, waves 3’ to 4’, SW wind to 20 mph.
Comments: Nearly all birdswere moving west. Thousands of LesserScaup lifted off the water from the east then flying west a couple of miles ormore before settling back down on the water.
Highlight was a Forster’s Tern that appeared just offshore and fednear the mouth of the creek before departing.

Waterbirds recorded:

Tundra Swan 16
American Black Duck 1
Mallard 2
Greater Scaup 3
Lesser Scaup 8000
Bufflehead 3
Common Goldeneye 28
Red-breasted Merganser 830
Red-throated Loon 2
Common Loon 3
Unidentified loon 1
Horned Grebe 8
Double-crested Cormorant 1
FORSTER’S TERN 1(photographed)

Other birds moving along the lake:

Bald Eagle 3


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



Subject: Red-bellied Woodpecker Feeding on Yellow-bellied Sapsucker's Drill Holes in York County
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 8:48 am
From: dean.newhouse AT gmail.com
 
The last couple days, I've had a female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker drilling
its trademark holes around a tree out back. Interestingly, after the
Sapsucker moves down the tree to start a new set of holes, a male
Red-bellied Woodpecker arrives to peck around in the holes left behind.
Perhaps it's drinking some of the sap?

Dean Newhouse, York County



Subject: Song sparrows in York
Date: Wed Dec 7 2016 6:57 am
From: navman9 AT comcast.net
 
For the past several days I've had a few Song Sparrows feeding on the
ground below my seed feeders. They are a welcome sight amongst the
large flocks of House Sparrows which have crowded my feeding area in the
past week. I've also seen the occasional White Breasted Nuthatch
feeding on Black Oil seeds.

Bob Elser



Subject: Mockingbird, Allegheny County
Date: Tue Dec 6 2016 19:18 pm
From: kadane AT stat.cmu.edu
 
at the Schenley park Golf Course this morning.

Jay Kadane



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (06 Dec 2016) 1 Raptors
Date: Tue Dec 6 2016 16:51 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 06, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 39
TV 0 1 1303
OS 0 0 338
BE 0 27 531
NH 0 1 145
SS 1 3 4818
CH 0 5 339
NG 0 1 27
RS 0 0 188
BW 0 0 9435
RT 0 49 2347
RL 0 1 1
GE 0 7 228
AK 0 0 219
ML 0 0 79
PG 0 2 55
UA 0 0 26
UB 0 0 31
UF 0 0 7
UE 0 0 4
UR 0 1 71

Total: 1 98 20231
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Robert McLaughlin

Observers:

Weather:
Overcast with light S wind.

Raptor Observations:
First and Last bird - SS 9:29

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Ron Freed (rrfreed@embarqmail.com)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: Calliope hummingbird, Berks Co.
Date: Tue Dec 6 2016 14:43 pm
From: scottweidensaul AT verizon.net
 
  Correction: The calliope is an immature male, not a female. Sorry for the slip of the fingers.

Scott Weidensaul
Schuylkill Haven, PA



On Dec 6, 2016, at 3:14 PM, Scott Weidensaul wrote:

> I banded an immature female calliope hummingbird this morning at a home near Robesonia, Berks County, where it's been coming to a feeder since Nov. 5. Unfortunately, the homeowners have requested privacy, and asked that I not give their address. (Sorry, folks -- I tried, but I obviously want to respect their wishes.)
>
> I suspect the hummer won't be there for long -- like the rufous I banded Friday in Schuylkill County, it had a very heavy fat load, and my suspicion is the forecast cold blast will be the trigger to get it moving south.
>
> Scott Weidensaul
> Schuylkill Haven, PA



Subject: Calliope hummingbird, Berks Co.
Date: Tue Dec 6 2016 14:15 pm
From: scottweidensaul AT verizon.net
 
 I banded an immature female calliope hummingbird this morning at a home near Robesonia, Berks County, where it's been coming to a feeder since Nov. 5. Unfortunately, the homeowners have requested privacy, and asked that I not give their address. (Sorry, folks -- I tried, but I obviously want to respect their wishes.)

I suspect the hummer won't be there for long -- like the rufous I banded Friday in Schuylkill County, it had a very heavy fat load, and my suspicion is the forecast cold blast will be the trigger to get it moving south.

Scott Weidensaul
Schuylkill Haven, PA



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 6, 2016
Date: Tue Dec 6 2016 13:23 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: December 6, 2016
Time: 0720 to 0920
Weather: Cloudy, temp. 37F, waves one foot, E wind to 10 mph.
Comments: Most birds weremoving west. There was a burst ofRed-throated Loons moving with five in one group moving west. At least four were on the water justoffshore. I finally managed to pull asingle Greater Scaup out of a flock of ten Lesser Scaup. Greater Scaup has beenabsent most of this fall.

Waterbirds recorded:

Tundra Swan 20
Greater Scaup 1
Lesser Scaup 357
Surf Scoter 7
White-winged Scoter 21
Black Scoter 2
Surf/Black scoter 1
Common Goldeneye 4
Red-breasted Merganser 321
Red-throated Loon 12
Common Loon 19
Horned Grebe 8
Double-crested Cormorant 10

Other bird moving along the lake:

Bald Eagle 1


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



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (06 Dec 2016) 3 Raptors
Date: Tue Dec 6 2016 13:17 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 06, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 91
Turkey Vulture 0 1 607
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 343
Bald Eagle 1 53 457
Northern Harrier 0 2 114
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 8 2960
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 370
Northern Goshawk 0 2 33
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 92
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 148
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 9361
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 34 2137
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 59
Golden Eagle 0 8 122
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 217
Merlin 0 1 191
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 48
Unknown Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Raptor 1 1 79

Total: 3 113 17453
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Holly Merker

Weather:
Overcast skies with winds E/ESE. Freezing rain began at 1:30 and ended the
count for the day.

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 0923a

Non-raptor Observations:
Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Northern Flicker, American Crow, Common Raven,
European Starling, Purple Finch, House Finch, Pine Siskin, American
Goldfinch

Predictions:
Wednesday: Areas of drizzle before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming
mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph
in the morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: Rufous hummingbird continues at Knauers, Berks County PA
Date: Tue Dec 6 2016 9:44 am
From: mslater AT voicenet.com
 
Our rufous hummingbird continues to come regularly. Visitors are
welcome, but please call or email first.

pictures at:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/11...
and
http://ebird.org/ebird/pa/view...

Cheers,
Mike Slater



Subject: Tundra swans Franklin
Date: Mon Dec 5 2016 20:58 pm
From: keener1538 AT gmail.com
 
Hi All,

Tundra Swans were heard flying overhead, above the low cloud cover this
morning at Heisey Road.
Bob Keener



Subject: Allegheny Front (05 Dec 2016) 2 Raptors
Date: Mon Dec 5 2016 17:05 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 05, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 33
TV 0 0 387
OS 0 0 106
BE 1 2 136
NH 0 0 32
SS 0 0 1251
CH 0 1 117
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 30
BW 0 0 5058
RT 1 4 1264
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 0 137
AK 0 0 41
ML 0 0 26
PG 0 0 39
UA 0 0 9
UB 0 0 16
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 68
SK 0 0 1

Total: 2 7 8760
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers: Kevin Georg

Visitors:
Kevin Georg


Weather:
rain before 10AM then mix of sun/clouds;blustery WNW winds gusting to
22mph;good visibility

Raptor Observations:
2 migrating raptors including 1 distant non-adult BE of unknown age at
3:31. There were also 2 BE adults flying N in the valley between New Paris
and Pleasantville area at 1:15

Non-raptor Observations:
jays,crows,ravens,juncos,titmice,wb nuthatches,downy wp,pileated wp

Predictions:
rain/sleet/snow mix in AM changing to rain at some point;mod ESE winds;poor
driving conditions possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()



Subject: Second Mountain (05 Dec 2016) 9 Raptors
Date: Mon Dec 5 2016 16:18 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 05, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 14 477
Turkey Vulture 0 5 697
Osprey 0 0 88
Bald Eagle 2 16 245
Northern Harrier 0 2 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 1019
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 123
Northern Goshawk 0 2 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 76
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 5966
Red-tailed Hawk 2 16 543
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 6 92
American Kestrel 0 0 93
Merlin 0 0 29
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 15
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 7
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Unknown Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 27

Total: 9 65 9576
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Richard Pohner

Observers:

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Early fog gave way to some clearing by PM, then 75% cloud cover with light
wsw winds. Temps in the 40's

Raptor Observations:
2 ad BE 1:25, 2:10, ad GE @ 1:25

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Early fog then rain/snow, by PM
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (05 Dec 2016) 4 Raptors
Date: Mon Dec 5 2016 15:39 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 05, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 91
Turkey Vulture 0 1 607
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 343
Bald Eagle 1 52 456
Northern Harrier 0 2 114
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 7 2959
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 370
Northern Goshawk 0 2 33
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 92
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 148
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 9361
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 34 2137
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 59
Golden Eagle 1 8 122
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 217
Merlin 0 1 191
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 48
Unknown Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Raptor 0 0 78

Total: 4 110 17450
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Adam Carter, Catherine Elwell

Weather:
A light blanket of snow covered North Lookout in the morning with zero
visibility. Clouds did not clear until noon. Visibility by the end of the
day reached 70km. The was a light intermittent breeze out of the W and NW.

Raptor Observations:
There were over ten sightings of Bald Eagles today but only one was counted
as a migrant.

BAEA:1506a

GOEA: 1436a

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose, Downy Woodpecker, Cedar Waxwing, Dark-eyed Junco, American
Goldfinch, Carolina Wren

Predictions:
Rain showers likely between 10am and 4pm, then rain, possibly mixed with
snow showers. High near 36. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east in the
afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: Tundra Swans, Washington County
Date: Mon Dec 5 2016 15:37 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
My son called me into the yard because he heard a lot of Tundra Swans. We
scanned the sky and found a line of 80 flying in a southerly direction. We
watched their flight through binoculars until they disappeared .

Gigi Gerben & Luke Gerben Kaspar
Washington County



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (05 Dec 2016) 13 Raptors
Date: Mon Dec 5 2016 15:19 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 05, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 39
TV 1 1 1303
OS 0 0 338
BE 1 27 531
NH 0 1 145
SS 0 2 4817
CH 1 5 339
NG 0 1 27
RS 0 0 188
BW 0 0 9435
RT 10 49 2347
RL 0 1 1
GE 0 7 228
AK 0 0 219
ML 0 0 79
PG 0 2 55
UA 0 0 26
UB 0 0 31
UF 0 0 7
UE 0 0 4
UR 0 1 71

Total: 13 97 20230
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Joe Lavella

Observers: Joe Lavella

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Rain and fog cleared at 11, followed by partly cloudy skies with light NW
winds

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 1:30

First bird RT 11:24
Last bird TV 2:05

Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: NW Pa Birding
Date: Mon Dec 5 2016 10:04 am
From: RCStringer AT gcc.edu
 
Dear Pa Birders,

Over the weekend I found the following birds in Crawford, Mercer and Lawrence counties:

Sandhill Crane- 39 (located in one flock between Old Ash and McNulty Roads in Lawrence)

Sandhill Crane- 46 (located in Pymatuning at the Fish Hatchery, Miller's Pond, and the Game Commission)

Northern Shrike- 1 (located along Shaner Road in Lawrence County in the top of a dead evergreen tree)

Very few birds on Lake Wilhelm in Mercer County with the exception of three Common Loons and eight Hooded Mergansers.

The Fish Hatchery and Millers' Ponds in Crawford County contained ten species of waterfowl but nothing extraordinary or unexpected.

Good Birding,

Randy C. Stringer
Grove City, PA



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 5, 2016
Date: Mon Dec 5 2016 9:43 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: December 4, 2016
Time: 0720 to 0920
Weather: Cloudy, temp. 40F, waves 4’ to 5’ falling to 3’,wind W to 25 mph falling to 15 mph.
Comments: Not muchdifferent from yesterday. However, fourSnow Geese (one blue and three white) flying west just offshore was a treat.

Waterbirds recorded:

SNOW GOOSE 4 (one blue,three white)
Canvasback 1
Lesser Scaup 373
White-winged Scoter 14
Black Scoter 1
Surf/Black scoter 1
Long-tailed Duck 8
Common Goldeneye 1
Common Merganser 1
Red-breasted Merganser 220
Red-throated loon 2
Common Loon 22
Unidentified loon 1


Other bird moving along the lake:

Bald Eagle 1


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



Subject: King Eider, Lycoming County
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 19:58 pm
From: davidebrownpa AT gmail.com
 
Here is the eBird checklist with photos of the King Eider:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

David Brown

On Sun, Dec 4, 2016 at 2:17 PM, wrote:

> King Eider flew off (heading east) at 1:38pm.
>
> David Brown
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Dec 4, 2016, at 10:26 AM, davidebrownpa@gmail.com wrote:
> >
> > Immature male King Eider, Rose Valley Lake, Lycoming County. View from
> northeastern side of lake (area of smaller clay lot).
> >
> > Found by Bobby Brown, Steve Pinkerton, and I.
> >
> > David Brown
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
>



Subject: Second Mountain (04 Dec 2016) 7 Raptors
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 19:08 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 04, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 10 473
Turkey Vulture 0 5 697
Osprey 0 0 88
Bald Eagle 3 14 243
Northern Harrier 0 2 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 1019
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 123
Northern Goshawk 0 2 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 76
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 5966
Red-tailed Hawk 2 14 541
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 5 91
American Kestrel 0 0 93
Merlin 0 0 29
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 15
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 7
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Unknown Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 27

Total: 7 56 9567
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Andy Francis

Visitors:
0


Weather:
Light NNW wind under mostly cloudy skies, temps in the low 40's
Many thanks to Andy Francis today for his picking up our count when a
regular scheduled counter was not available.

Raptor Observations:
3 juv BE 12:49, 12:57, 12:58, juv GE 2:25

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: Snowy Owl and Purple Sandpiper; PISP; Erie County; 12/04/2016
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 19:05 pm
From: rmnugent AT excite.com
 
  I birded Presque Isle State Park today. It was chilly and gloomy with lots of birds. While scanning Thompson Bay for waterbirds, I saw a Snowy Owl perched on a sign at Gull Point. A photographer was sneaking toward the owl and it flew out of sight. Other highlights include:

Purple Sandpiper at Beach 9. I saw it flying and watched it land on breakwater #54, where I got a good look (life county bird).
Also at Beach 9, I watched over 1000 Red-breasted Mergansers flying to the west in groups of 25 to 100.
Near the entrance to the Coast Guard Station, I saw an adult Red-shouldered Hawk (uncommon bird for me at PISP).
I also saw a Red-throated Loon from the end of North Pier and another one in Presque Isle Bay.

Best Regards .......... Richard Nugent
Hampton Township, Allegheny County



Subject: Rufous hummingbird, Schuylkill Co.
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 17:36 pm
From: scottweidensaul AT verizon.net
 
  On Friday I had the opportunity to band an adult female rufous hummingbird at the home of Barbara Lafko in Orwigsburg. The bird has been present most of the fall, but may not be around much longer, judging by its heavy fat deposits. 

Barbara is welcoming visitors, but asks that folks call or email in advance (reasonable hours only, please). Her email is bjlafko@yahoo.com, and her phone is 570-366-1208.

This is the second hummingbird I've banded at Barbara's home -- I caught an extremely late male ruby-throat there on Nov. 20, 2011.

Scott Weidensaul
Schuylkill Haven, PA



Subject: Buffleheads, Washington County
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 16:49 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
This afternoon there were two Buffleheads on Lake Joann.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: Allegheny Front (04 Dec 2016) 4 Raptors
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 16:29 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 04, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 33
TV 0 0 387
OS 0 0 106
BE 1 1 135
NH 0 0 32
SS 0 0 1251
CH 1 1 117
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 30
BW 0 0 5058
RT 2 2 1262
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 0 137
AK 0 0 41
ML 0 0 26
PG 0 0 39
UA 0 0 9
UB 0 0 16
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 68
SK 0 0 1

Total: 4 4 8757
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Joe Sabo, Rosemary McGlynn

Visitors:
6 Total including Dick Akers. Tom & Janet Kuehl.
Helping spot: Joe Sabo, Rosemary McGlynn.



Weather:
Heavy Cloud Cover.
Cold.
Haze, visibility 17 km.
Light NW winds in AM changing to SE after 11 AM and increasing velocity.
Sustained at 15 mph after 2PM.

Raptor Observations:
4 migrating raptors.
1 Bald Eagle Adult at 3:26 PM.
2 Local Red Tailed Hawks not counted as migrants.

Non-raptor Observations:
juncos, raven, 3 pileated woodpeckers, crows, blue jays.

Predictions:
Early morning rain or wet snow.
Temp in mid 30's/
Wind out of the WNW 10-20 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (bob@stewart.net)



Subject: BHGU and MERL at Moraine SP, Butler
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 16:15 pm
From: kestrel22 AT hotmail.com
 
The Black-headed Gull was seen along the south shore this afternoon.  Also, the Merlin found yesterday was seen again, along the entrance road near the Rt 422 intersection.

Glenn Koppel

Mary Alice Koeneke

kestrel22@hotmail.com

Butler, PA



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (04 Dec 2016) 14 Raptors
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 15:55 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 04, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 91
Turkey Vulture 0 1 607
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 343
Bald Eagle 4 51 454
Northern Harrier 0 2 114
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 7 2959
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 370
Northern Goshawk 1 2 33
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 92
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 148
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 9361
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 6 32 2135
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 59
Golden Eagle 1 7 121
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 217
Merlin 0 1 191
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 48
Unknown Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Raptor 0 0 78

Total: 14 106 17445
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Scott Morrison

Weather:
Mostly cloud skies with NW winds 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1034A, 1438I, 1438I, 1447I
GOEA: 1236A

Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: Southern Lancaster County Christmas Bird Count (CBC)
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 15:43 pm
From: info AT birdtreks.com
 
Dear PABirders,

The 41st annual Southern Lancaster County CBC is scheduled for Sunday,
18 December, two weeks from today. It is a fun day of birding in lots
of great habitats.

We could still use more help, whether for a few hours or the entire day.
Any level of birding expertise is welcome.

Please contact me if you wish to participate. Respond to this message
to volunteer, or for more details. All of my contact information is
listed below.

I hope that you will join us!

Take care,
BOB

BOB SCHUTSKY
Web Site www.birdtreks.com
--
BIRD TREKS
216 Spring Lane
Peach Bottom, PA USA 17563-4008
VOICE 717-548-3303 CELL 717-572-0771 FAX 717-548-3327
E-MAIL info@birdtreks.com



Subject: Erie County birds of note
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 14:45 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The following birds of note were reported this past week from Erie County, Pa.


Snow Goose 1; Nov. 28; Fairview

Northern Goshawk 1 imm.; Dec. 3; Thompson Circle, Presque Isle S.P.

Rough-legged Hawk 1; Nov. 28; Fairview

Snowy Owl 1; through today; Gull Point, Presque Isle S.P.


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



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (04 Dec 2016) Raptors
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 13:54 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 04, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 39
TV 0 0 1302
OS 0 0 338
BE 0 26 530
NH 0 1 145
SS 0 2 4817
CH 0 4 338
NG 0 1 27
RS 0 0 188
BW 0 0 9435
RT 0 39 2337
RL 0 1 1
GE 0 7 228
AK 0 0 219
ML 0 0 79
PG 0 2 55
UA 0 0 26
UB 0 0 31
UF 0 0 7
UE 0 0 4
UR 0 1 71

Total: 0 84 20217
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Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 14:15:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove

Observers:

Visitors:
0


Weather:
Overcast with little wind

Raptor Observations:
NO SUN + NO WIND = NO HAWKS

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
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Subject: Moraine SP Birds--Butler County
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 13:43 pm
From: 000000c0e1e11ab7-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This morning, I birded at Moraine SP in Butler County and had at total of 56 species including 17 species of waterbirds. Highlights included 103 Gadwalls, 5 Northern Shoveler, a Northern Pintail, and a Canvasback at the Waterfowl Observation Deck, 17 Tundra Swans, a Red-throated Loon, 11 Horned Grebes, and the continuing Black-headed Gull at the South Shore, a Common Yellowthroat along the Sunken Garden Trail, Winter Wrens along Burton Rd and at McDanel's Boat Launch, and 180 Ruddy Ducks along with a flyover Horned Lark at Watts Bay.
Good Birding!Brendyn BaptisteSlippery Rock, Butler County



Subject: King Eider, Lycoming County
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 13:17 pm
From: davidebrownpa AT gmail.com
 
King Eider flew off (heading east) at 1:38pm. 

David Brown

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 4, 2016, at 10:26 AM, davidebrownpa@gmail.com wrote:
>
> Immature male King Eider, Rose Valley Lake, Lycoming County. View from northeastern side of lake (area of smaller clay lot).
>
> Found by Bobby Brown, Steve Pinkerton, and I.
>
> David Brown
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Common Grackles (thousands) - Cumberland County
Date: Sun Dec 4 2016 12:27 pm
From: 00000021c311e447-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Birders on the December Big Spring walk thispast Saturday enjoyed an extraordinary encounter with a very large flock ofCommon Grackles.  A conservative estimateof 3000 was submitted to eBird.  We observedthe flock a few times during the morning walk. With the first couple of sightings the flocks were distant, but therewas not doubt that these were not starlings. With the last encounter the flock straddled the Big Spring swirling in aadjacent large field and landing alongside the stream with something like tenbirds deep to get a turn for a drink. The visual display was wonderful, but the loud, raucous chattering wasjust as enjoyable.There are a fewNovember eBird sightings in western Cumberland County for what I am guessing isthe  same flock.  Estimates have ranged from 1000 to 3000.  Just maybe this flock will linger for atleast one of the Christmas counts.Bill Franz / Newville



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