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22 Apr: @ 22:18:14 
Piney Tract -heads up (Clarion County) [Lewis Crowell]
22 Apr: @ 19:10:27 
Erie County birds of note [Jerry McWilliams]
22 Apr: @ 19:00:33 
Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 21, 2018 [Jerry McWilliams]
22 Apr: @ 18:58:11 
Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 22, 2018 [Jerry McWilliams]
22 Apr: @ 18:33:37 
Allegheny Front (22 Apr 2018) 291 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Apr: @ 16:45:32 
Tussey Mountain (22 Apr 2018) 64 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Apr: @ 15:24:35 
Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine SP--Rte. 528 Boat Launch, Apr 22, 2018 [Karyn Delaney]
22 Apr: @ 15:19:45 
Fwd: eBird Report - Wyggeston Trail, Apr 22, 2018 [Karyn Delaney]
22 Apr: @ 13:37:36 
Finches, Allegheny County [Amy Henrici]
22 Apr: @ 13:29:27 
Frick Today, Pine Warbler, Allegheny County [Jack E. Solomon]
22 Apr: @ 13:09:12 
Washington County - Greater Taylorstown-Greencove area [Ryan Tomazin]
22 Apr: @ 10:13:02 
Palm Warbler, Frick Park, Allegheny [Kate StJohn]
22 Apr: @ 09:21:02 
Eurasian Collared Dove, Lancaster [Dave]
22 Apr: @ 07:08:58 
Whip-poor-will FOY Bedford Co. [Laura Jackson]
22 Apr: @ 06:04:52 
Peace Valley Park (IBA) Bucks Co. (4/15-4/21) [August Mirabella]
21 Apr: @ 17:56:57 
Allegheny Front (21 Apr 2018) 141 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Apr: @ 17:11:39 
Tussey Mountain (21 Apr 2018) 68 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Apr: @ 16:51:35 
Allegheny County [Jay Kadane]
21 Apr: @ 15:32:16 
Silver Lake in Bucks CO [Doug Filler]
21 Apr: @ 13:34:41 
Bonaparte’s Gull -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- Apr 21, 2018 [Daniel Weeks]
21 Apr: @ 13:09:56 
Great Egrets - Butler Co. [Mark Vass]
21 Apr: @ 09:27:11 
Common Loons -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- Apr 21, 2018 [Daniel Weeks]
21 Apr: @ 08:13:41 
Red-throated Loon, Long-tailed Duck, etc - Armstrong County [Alan Buriak]
20 Apr: @ 20:24:37 
Blue Winged Teal +Yellow-rumped warbler Glade Run Lake [Tammy Frech Arnold]
20 Apr: @ 18:45:16 
Allegheny Front (20 Apr 2018) 18 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Apr: @ 17:02:32 
Warblers-Allegheny county [john flannigan]
20 Apr: @ 16:42:02 
Tussey Mountain (20 Apr 2018) 20 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Apr: @ 16:41:52 
Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 20, 2018 [Jerry McWilliams]
20 Apr: @ 14:09:54 
Yellow rumped- Pine Warbler +, Beaver Cty [Donna Collett]
20 Apr: @ 13:53:28 
PA Goshawk Project Seeks Assistance [Gross, Douglas]
20 Apr: @ 11:53:45 
Fwd: Mercer County Fallout [Randy Stringer]
20 Apr: @ 09:18:03 
Eagles- Chester County [Peter Moffett]
20 Apr: @ 01:24:37 
Eastern PA Birdline: 4/20/2018 [Dave DeReamus]
19 Apr: @ 21:01:32 
Beltzville remains Hot, Carbon Co [michael schall]
19 Apr: @ 20:08:18 
Fayette County Waterfowl Fallout [Michael Fialkovich]
19 Apr: @ 20:06:50 
Fayette County Waterfowl Fallout [Michael Fialkovich]
19 Apr: @ 19:38:41 
Venango 4/19 [jerry stanley]
19 Apr: @ 18:14:25 
Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co. [Denise Donmoyer]
19 Apr: @ 17:37:46 
Yard Birds [Darwin Evangelista]
19 Apr: @ 17:21:12 
Duck & Horned Grebe Fallout - Beaver Co. [Mark Vass]
19 Apr: @ 16:57:58 
Ruddy Duck, Wood Ducks and RBGull at Parks Bend Farm pond (Armstrong Count;y) [Marge]
19 Apr: @ 16:51:54 
Caspian Tern, Southern Lancaster County [Bob Schutsky]
19 Apr: @ 16:48:36 
Waterfowl fallout Shawnee Lake Bedford Co. PA [Laura Jackson]
19 Apr: @ 16:40:47 
Tussey Mountain (19 Apr 2018) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Apr: @ 15:17:03 
Surf Scoter, Lebanon [Michael David]
19 Apr: @ 14:30:32 
Pine & Yellow-throated Warblers (& American Tree Sparrow) - Mercer County [Kimberly Springer]
19 Apr: @ 11:02:42 
Pine Warbler Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co. [A. Liebner]
19 Apr: @ 11:01:20 
Huntingdon County. Waterfowl fallout Lake Perez with Surf Scoters. [Deborah Grove]
19 Apr: @ 10:30:29 
Surf Scoters -Allegheny County [Jeff McDonald]
19 Apr: @ 10:07:39 
Allegheny River in Allegheny County [Scott Kinzey]





Subject: Piney Tract -heads up (Clarion County)
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 22:18 pm
From: ltcjac AT roadrunner.com
 
Like B-C Chickadees, W-B Nuthatches and Downy
Woodpeckers, I have also noticed that Eastern
Bluebirds, Chipping Sparrows and Pine Warblers
regularly associate. Next to the hilltop
parking lot off Mt.Zion Rd in a large recently
burned area, I saw many Pine Warblers, Chipping
Sparrows and Bluebirds, along with Yellow-Rumped
Warblers and Field Sparrows. Usually I don't see
many birds after controlled burns. Unfortunately
most of the birds were too distant to identify,
and I was short on time.
I suspect this group of birds will be here
for the next few days, and hope a local birder
can check this area out. I am wondering if any
Clay-Colored Sparrows may be joining in.
Also some "sibling rivalry" up the main Game
Land road. Since breeding season has not quite
begun for Clay-Colored Sparrows, I did a playback
and instead, a Field Sparrow aggressively flew
around me. As these closely related species
occupy similar habitat here, may they be competing?

Lewis Crowell
East Aurora, NY



Subject: Erie County birds of note
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 19:10 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The following birds of note were reported from Presque Isle S.P., Erie Co., Pa. unless noted otherwise.


Surf Scoter 2; April 18; off Leo's landing

Red-necked Grebe 1; April 21; flying past the Presque Isle Hawk Watch

Great Egret up to 25; through the week, throughout the park

Black-crowned Night-Heron up to 6; through the week; Leo's landing and Horseshoe Pond

Glaucous Gull 1; April 20; Gull Point

Long-eared Owl 1; April 19; pines

Northern Saw-whet Owl 1; April 19; pines

For birders visiting Presque Isle S.P., please note that Gull Point Trail has been closed recently due to high water.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
[email protected]



Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 21, 2018
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 19:00 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ------------------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 6882 13013
Osprey 0 46 48
Bald Eagle 0 25 56
Northern Harrier 0 58 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 194 210
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 12 135
Broad-winged Hawk 1 6 6
Red-tailed Hawk 0 135 293
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 138 168
Merlin 0 5 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 2

Total: 11 7508 14020
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers:

Visitors:
Bernie O'Connor stuck it out with mesearching the skies for anything.
Jennifer Ferrick, Joe Susi, RogerDonn, Julie Dell and two of her interns,
and Bonnie Ginader stopped by.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy early becoming hazysun. Calm winds early becoming light out
of the NNW with temps. reaching thelow 40s F.

Raptor Observations:
Probably the slowest day so far withonly a meager 11 hawks recorded in
three long hours of facing thesky. Not a single vulture!

Non-raptor Observations:
Most surprising was a flybyRed-necked Grebe flying north towards the lake.
Other birds recorded include: Common Loon-1,Double-crested Cormorant-150,
Great Blue Heron-1, Canada Goose-5,Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-3, Northern
Flicker-47, Barn Swallow-3, CedarWaxwing-8, Brown Thrasher-1, Eastern
Meadowlark-2, American Goldfinch-1

Predictions:
SE wind overnight, but the switchingto NE during hawk time. Probably
another slow day. Monday and Tuesday look good.

Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
[email protected]



Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 22, 2018
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 18:58 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 22, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 121 7003 13134
Osprey 2 48 50
Bald Eagle 1 26 57
Northern Harrier 1 59 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 45 239 255
Cooper's Hawk 1 3 11
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 12 135
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 6
Red-tailed Hawk 0 135 293
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 19 157 187
Merlin 2 7 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 2

Total: 193 7701 14213
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Roger Donn, Russ States

Visitors:
Russ States and Roger Donn assisted with the count. Visitors and watchers
Randy Donn, Joao Taveres, Mark Lethaby, Jamie Hill and friend Annette. Also
thanks to Bill Brady, hawk watcher from Caesars Head Hawk Watch, South
Carolina, for stopping by and checking us out.


Weather:
Clear with distant clouds in the west, Calm winds early becoming strong
out of the NE. Much warmer than previous days.

Raptor Observations:
A steady but slow movement of raptors with vulture numbers growing
throughout the day. Birds stayed low and close to the lake. Not a single
migrant buteo!

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-breasted Merganser-1, Great Blue Heron-5, Double-crested Cormorant-85,
Numerous Barn Swallows and Tree Swallows, Northern Rough-winged Swallow-3,
Purple Martin-8, Eastern Phoebe-6, Northern Flicker-141, Bonaparte's
Gull-1, Caspian Tern-7, American Robin-2, Northern Mockingbird-1, Eastern
Meadowlark-1, Common Green Darner-2

Predictions:
Mostly sunny with and all-day SE wind and even warmer. Let's hope for the
big one!


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
[email protected]



Subject: Allegheny Front (22 Apr 2018) 291 Raptors
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 18:33 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 22, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 3 5
TV 0 19 103
OS 15 19 19
BE 2 2 5
NH 1 1 3
SS 12 29 37
CH 6 11 21
NG 0 0 1
RS 1 5 15
BW 242 401 401
RT 9 49 111
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 3 35
AK 1 2 8
ML 1 1 1
PG 0 1 1
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 3 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 2
UR 0 11 16

Total: 291 562 790
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Barb Carrier, Dave Poder, Ed Gowarty, Gene & Nancy Flament,
Janet Kuehl, Jim Rocco, Joe Sabo

Visitors:
Approximately 30.


Weather:
Sunny with high clouds.
Warm. Temp 5 to 12 deegrees C.
Average wind velocity 12 mph out of the SE.
Visibility 27 km.

Raptor Observations:
290 migrating raptors,
Bald Eagles: 9:39 Ad; 1:20 Ad.
Golden Eagles: 10:39 Juv
4 Bald Eagles together at 1:30 power flight over watch toward west deemed
non-migrants, not counted.
Local Cooper's Hawk; 3 Local Black Vultures

Non-raptor Observations:
loons, blue jay, white-breasted nuthatch, tree swallows, towhee, flicker,
crow, robins, wood thrush, pileated woodpecker.

Predictions:
SE winds about 12 mph.
Another warm day.
Possible good flight.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart ([email protected])


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



Subject: Tussey Mountain (22 Apr 2018) 64 Raptors
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 16:45 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 22, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 10
Turkey Vulture 2 9 210
Osprey 5 31 45
Bald Eagle 0 16 84
Northern Harrier 0 6 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 56 91
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 32
Broad-winged Hawk 52 285 285
Red-tailed Hawk 0 54 171
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 9 149
American Kestrel 0 14 32
Merlin 1 3 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Unknown Buteo 0 4 10
Unknown Falcon 0 2 4
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 2 4 11

Total: 64 495 1181
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Henry Hvizdos

Observers:

Weather:
Wind ESE at 4-10 mph. Temps 43F-61F. Mostly sunny, becoming partly cloudy
in late morning. Returned to mostly sunny skies in late afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
5 BE seen not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Barn Swallow-4, Common Loon-10, Northern Flicker-1, Northern Rough-winged
Swallow-1, Double-crested Cormorant-23

A Ruffed Grouse flew across the cut and a Red-backed Vole made an
appearance.

Predictions:
Partly cloudy, high 66F, winds SE at 10-15 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Henry Hvizdos ([email protected])
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainsprin...


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



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine SP--Rte. 528 Boat Launch, Apr 22, 2018
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 15:24 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Subject: Butler County - eBird Report - Moraine SP--Rte. 528 Boat Launch,
Apr 22, 2018

We stopped at the 528 Boat Launch briefly and saw 26 FOY Cliff Swallows,
some of which were working on nests under the bridge. Complete list below.

Karyn Delaney
Debbie Kalbfleisch


Moraine SP--Rte. 528 Boat Launch, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 22, 2018 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
9 species

Horned Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Building nest under bridge
Cliff Swallow 26 FOY - Building nests under bridge.
Common Grackle 1

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

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



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Wyggeston Trail, Apr 22, 2018
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 15:19 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Subject:  Butler County - eBird Report - Wyggeston Trail, Moraine State
Park - Apr 22, 2018

We walked some of the Wyggestion Trail from the boat launch near the
Waterfowl Observation Platform this morning. Nice variety of birds
including 2 FOY Blue-headed Vireo. Complete list below.

Karyn Delaney
Debbie Kalbfleisch



Wyggeston Trail, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 22, 2018 10:35 AM - 12:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
27 species

Horned Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Cooper's Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Ring-billed Gull 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 2 FOY
Tree Swallow 2 Carrying nesting material into bluebird box
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
Brown Creeper 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10
American Robin 1
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 5
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1

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

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



Subject: Finches, Allegheny County
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 13:37 pm
From: henriciac AT gmail.com
 
This weekend we've seen a female Purple Finch (yesterday) and two Pine
siskins (today) at our bird feeder, both FOY for the yard. The Purple Finch
was seen only for a short period of time. The siskins flew off shortly
after they were discovered, and we are hoping that they will return.

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea
Plum Borough



Subject: Frick Today, Pine Warbler, Allegheny County
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 13:29 pm
From: 00000003433c95af-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
At Riverview Hill, Frick Park, Pittsburgh,Allegheny County:
Pine WarblerRuby-crowned Kinglet, many singing and some displaying their ruby crowns.
JackSolomon, with Sue Solomon
Susie heard all the kinglets. My hearing has degraded.
There was a dead Brown Creeper on the sidewalk, in front of the Giant Eagle in nearby Squirrel Hill.


Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android



Subject: Washington County - Greater Taylorstown-Greencove area
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 13:09 pm
From: wvwarblers AT hotmail.com
 
All,


Spring finally decided to make a showing today, so I got out for a few hours for birds and foraging:


Cooper's Hawk - Rt 221 over fields past Walker Bridge

Field Sparrow - 6+; I'd only heard one all spring in Parkersburg, WV, then today...

Brown Thrasher - 2, including one at Greencove

Broad-winged Hawk - 3

Common Merganser - 1 male zipped by over the Taylorstown ballfields, heading north along the creek

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2-ish

Barn Swallow

Red-tailed Hawk - 5, including the white one on Post Road

Swamp Sparrow - 6, including 5 at Greencove

Yellow-throated Warbler - 5

Yellow-rumped Warbler - a flock of 6 along Rt 221

Eastern Meadowlark - 2

Wood Duck - 3 M, 2 F

HOUSE WREN - at house at turn to Greencove

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 4-6

Tree Swallow

Dark-eyed Junco

SORA - 1 flushed twice at Greencove, right next to me, so tried walking further from the water side, which led me to...

VIRGINIA RAIL - ...flush this one from the cattails that run along the impoundment trail

Common Raven - 2 flying northwest of Greencove

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - at Greencove

Golden-crowned Kinglet - at Greencove


57 species in the area in 3+ hours. Much better than yesterday at Raccoon Creek SP, but still very very slow for spring.


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA



Subject: Palm Warbler, Frick Park, Allegheny
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 10:13 am
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
While looking for a singing chipping sparrow - who happened to be singing from the ground -- I saw a palm warbler walking up/feeding in the grass near him. I turned away to answer a question and he was gone.
Seen beyond Blue Side entrance: the hillside that goes up across from the water fountain at Parcourse #9 "Body Curl"

Kate St. John
birdsoutsidemywindow.org



Subject: Eurasian Collared Dove, Lancaster
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 9:21 am
From: dsmart34 AT verizon.net
 
There is a Eurasian Collared Dove calling from site 154 at White Oak Campground on White Oak Rd. It's high in the tree on the east side border with the PA Auction. As access to the campground is usually restricted to campers, it can most likely be seen from the PA Auction parking lot. 

Dave Smart
Philadelphia



Subject: Whip-poor-will FOY Bedford Co.
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 7:08 am
From: jacksonlaura73 AT gmail.com
 
Now we know spring is here - we heard the first whip-poor-will of the year
last night just before 10 pm. Last spring we heard one almost every night
at 9 pm.

Good birding,
Laura Jackson
lower slopes of Tussey Mtn. just south of Everett, Bedford Co.



Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) Bucks Co. (4/15-4/21)
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 6:04 am
From: 00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
All,
The reported species totaled 81 this week. Highlights included:
8 duck species including one Red-breasted Merganser to at least 4/19 (photo)
Red-throated Loon-2 4/16 & one until at least 4/20
Common Loon-13 4/16 & one to 3 through 4/21
Horned Grebe-several days, with high report 3 4/19 (photo)
Double-crested Cormorant-high report 155 4/17

1 Snowy Egret 4/15
Green Heron

Osprey all week-high report 8 4/20
Broad-winged Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper - first report 4/17
Bonaparte's Gull-multiple days -high report 7 4/16 (photo)
Lesser Black-backed Gull-high report 13 4/21
1 Blue-headed Vireo-first report 4/21
1 Common Raven-4/17
1 Purple Martin-first report 4/19
1 Gray Catbird -4/20
1 N. Parula 4/15
Palm, Pine, and Yellow-rumped Warblers
Some other migrants were Winter Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, & Swamp Sparrow
Some of the summer residents that can be seen fairly regularly now are Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle,Belted Kingfisher, Pileated Woodpecker, E. Phoebe, Fish Crow, Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, E. Bluebird, Brown Thrasher, E. Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Amer. Goldfinch.


Thanks to all who share their sightings.


August Mirabella
North Wales, PA



Subject: Allegheny Front (21 Apr 2018) 141 Raptors
Date: Sat Apr 21 2018 17:56 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 3 5
TV 0 19 103
OS 4 4 4
BE 0 0 3
NH 0 0 2
SS 8 17 25
CH 0 5 15
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 4 14
BW 121 159 159
RT 6 40 102
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 2 34
AK 0 1 7
ML 0 0 0
PG 1 1 1
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 3 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 2
UR 0 11 16

Total: 141 271 499
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Brian Wargo

Observers: Bob Stewart, Ed Gowarty,Jr.

Visitors:
Boy Scout Troop 211, Nathan and Pam McKlveen, Mark and Lucus Orsantti,
Hooly Kuehn, Mary Ann Fabian, George Caldwell, Diane and Mac Mchrahon,
Julie Hex, Sarah and Victor Toth, J. Oharsh, Josh Marshall, Sarah and
Georgia Weyant, and 5 others.


Weather:
Fairly warm (high of 55 degrees), sun, and SSE winds.

Raptor Observations:
10:35 Golden Eagle Juvenile

Local Cooper's Hawk (not counted)

Non-raptor Observations:
Tree Swallow, Towhee, Blue Jay, 11 Cormorants, Turkey, Screech Owl (heard),
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Crow, 30 Common Loon

Predictions:
ESE winds and sun!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian M. Wargo ([email protected])


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



Subject: Tussey Mountain (21 Apr 2018) 68 Raptors
Date: Sat Apr 21 2018 17:11 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 10
Turkey Vulture 0 7 208
Osprey 4 26 40
Bald Eagle 1 16 84
Northern Harrier 0 6 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 54 89
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 32
Broad-winged Hawk 60 233 233
Red-tailed Hawk 1 54 171
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 9 149
American Kestrel 0 14 32
Merlin 2 2 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Unknown Buteo 0 4 10
Unknown Falcon 0 2 4
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 2 9

Total: 68 431 1117
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers:

Weather:
Wind NW 2-9 mph, some high clouds, temp 3-13C

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1159 Imm, 1 not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
C. Loon-15, Double-crested Cormorant-75, Herring Gull-1, Mourning Dove-8,
E. Phoebe-1, Blue-headed Vireo-1, N. Rough-winged Swallow-4, Barn
Swallow-3, Ruby-crowned Kinglet-2, E. Bluebird-3, E. Towhee-3, Red-winged
Blackbird-1, C. Grackle-7, Brown-headed Cowbird-7
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano ([email protected])
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainsprin...


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



Subject: Allegheny County
Date: Sat Apr 21 2018 16:51 pm
From: kadane AT andrew.cmu.edu
 
At Schenley Park, FOY Chipping Sparrow and 5 Brown Creepers. Also Juncos

Jay Kadane



Subject: Silver Lake in Bucks CO
Date: Sat Apr 21 2018 15:32 pm
From: d.filler AT verizon.net
 
The following were seen or heard on the Morning Bird walk from the Silver Lake Nature Center located in Bristol PA

Silver Lake Park/Nature Center, Bucks, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 21, 2018 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
Participants: 3
Comments: Great looks at a Mink carrying a fish almost as big as he was, maybe back to little ones?
37 species

Canada Goose 15
Mallard 2
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 3
Green Heron 2
Osprey 2
Laughing Gull 15
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 25
Mourning Dove 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 5
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 45
Cedar Waxwing 6
Common Yellowthroat 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 20
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 21
Rusty Blackbird 45
Common Grackle 8
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 15

View this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/view/checkli...

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

Doug Filler
Levittown Pa.



Subject: Bonaparte’s Gull -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- Apr 21, 2018
Date: Sat Apr 21 2018 13:34 pm
From: daniel.e.weeks AT gmail.com
 
Today marks only the third time I have seen a Bonapartes Gull here - and the first time was also on April 21st, in 2007!  

But I dont remember if there was ice at the edge of the lake like there was this morning.

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Allegheny Township, Butler County


Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County
Apr 21, 2018
12:54
Traveling
0.33 miles
58 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township (near Emlenton), Butler County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

4 Canada Goose
3 Common Loon
3 Horned Grebe
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Bonaparte's Gull -- FOY
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 American Crow
14 Tree Swallow
2 Barn Swallow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Carolina Wren
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 American Robin
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Song Sparrow
3 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 18



Subject: Great Egrets - Butler Co.
Date: Sat Apr 21 2018 13:09 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
This afternoon there are two Great Egrets at a small pond behind the
Northgate Plaza in Jackson Twp.

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Common Loons -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- Apr 21, 2018
Date: Sat Apr 21 2018 9:27 am
From: daniel.e.weeks AT gmail.com
 
Highlights this chilly sunny morning included Common Loons, Horned Grebes, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, a Brown Creeper, a Hermit Thrush, a Swamp Sparrow, and a late American Tree Sparrow. There also was a large flock of swallows sitting together in a large bush at the edge of the lake.

The loons were beautiful, in summer plumage with red eyes. As this is only the fourth time Ive seen them here since 2004, I was very happy to see them!

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Allegheny Township, Butler County

Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County
Apr 21, 2018
07:19
Traveling
0.70 miles
136 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township (near Emlenton), Butler County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

4 Canada Goose
2 Wood Duck
4 Common Loon -- FOY
4 Horned Grebe
6 Mourning Dove
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -- FOY
2 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
5 Blue Jay
4 American Crow
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
41 Tree Swallow -- Large flock sitting in bushes at the lakes edge.
5 Barn Swallow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Brown Creeper -- FOY
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Hermit Thrush -- FOY
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 American Tree Sparrow -- Surprised to see this, as it is kind of late (even though it was 26 F this morning). Bicolored bill, rufous crown, dot on breast.
1 Field Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
3 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Brown-headed Cowbird -- FOY
4 Common Grackle
3 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 29



Subject: Red-throated Loon, Long-tailed Duck, etc - Armstrong County
Date: Sat Apr 21 2018 8:13 am
From: a_buriak AT hotmail.com
 
This morning I went out to Keystone Lake and made 4 stops with a scope.  There was quite a bit of waterfowl for the late date.  Of most note was a Red-throated Loon across from the spillway and a Long-tailed Duck near the back end of the lake.  There were also 5 late Redheads near the back boat launch as well.  Decent numbers of Horned Grebes and Bufflehead were still around as were 7 Ruddy Ducks and 3 Common Loons.  In all I had 15 waterfowl species.  I also counted 77 Bonaparte's Gulls, some flying around but most on the water in two groups between the spillway and Atwood boat launch.  Full list is here to which I will upload some pictures later:
https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



Subject: Blue Winged Teal +Yellow-rumped warbler Glade Run Lake
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 20:24 pm
From: tfrech3 AT verizon.net
 
2 life birds for me today....a yellow-rumped warbler and a pair of Blue winged teal at Glade Run Lake late this afternoon. Also lots of tree swallows and a male Common Loon.


Tammy Frech Arnold
[email protected]



Subject: Allegheny Front (20 Apr 2018) 18 Raptors
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 18:45 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 3 5
TV 2 19 103
OS 0 0 0
BE 0 0 3
NH 0 0 2
SS 0 9 17
CH 0 5 15
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 4 14
BW 10 38 38
RT 6 34 96
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 33
AK 0 1 7
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 3 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 2
UR 0 11 16

Total: 18 130 358
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Tom Dick

Observers:

Visitors:
Greg Cduca was a good visitor and added migrants


Weather:
cloudless skies with mild to strong west winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
pileated woodpeckers, bluebirds

Predictions:
probable west winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Dick (thomas'[email protected])


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



Subject: Warblers-Allegheny county
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 17:02 pm
From: rublzrme AT comcast.net
 
Today at Toms Run Nature reserve in Kilbuck ,Allegheny county we saw our FOY Black-throated Green warbler who was singing and foraging on a hillside alongside a Myrtle Yellow-rump and several Golden-Crown  and Ruby-Crown Kinglets. They were spending most of the time feeding on the ground or at the base of trees. A Louisiana warbler was also present in the creek.

Enjoy your birding,

John Flannigan

Allegheny county



Subject: Tussey Mountain (20 Apr 2018) 20 Raptors
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 16:42 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 10
Turkey Vulture 0 7 208
Osprey 5 22 36
Bald Eagle 1 15 83
Northern Harrier 0 6 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 54 89
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 32
Broad-winged Hawk 12 173 173
Red-tailed Hawk 0 53 170
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 9 149
American Kestrel 0 14 32
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Unknown Buteo 0 4 10
Unknown Falcon 0 2 4
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 2 9

Total: 20 363 1049
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Henry Hvizdos

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Wind NW at 19-24 mph. Temps 32F-48F. Partly cloudy to start the count,
quickly becoming sunny with just a few scattered clouds.

Raptor Observations:
GE: 1225 Imm

BE: 1019 Ad, 1 BE seen not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon-5, Brown-headed Cowbird-1, Barn Swallow-1

Predictions:
Partly cloudy, high 57F, winds NW at 5-10 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Henry Hvizdos ([email protected])
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainsprin...


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



Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 20, 2018
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 16:41 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 35 6882 13013
Osprey 1 46 48
Bald Eagle 1 25 56
Northern Harrier 0 58 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 186 202
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 11 134
Broad-winged Hawk 0 5 5
Red-tailed Hawk 0 135 293
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 138 168
Merlin 0 5 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 1

Total: 39 7497 14009
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 10:30:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers:

Visitors:
Bonnie Ginader


Weather:
Clear with NNW wind to 10 mph and temps. reaching the low 40s F.

Raptor Observations:
Long periods of time between sightings of single TVs passing the watch low
and close to the lake. Only four raptors. Also a local Cooper's Hawk,
Red-tailed Hawk, and Merlin.

Non-raptor Observations:
Cormorants were on the move with 650 estimated moving NE along the lake.
Other birds noted include Bonaparte's Gull-2, Common Loon-1, Northern
Flicker-13, American Robin-1, Barn Swallow-2, Pileated Woodpecker-1,
several small flocks of blackbirds, mostly cowbirds.

Predictions:
Partly Cloudy with SSE wind early quickly becoming NW by 10:00 EDT. Maybe
some birds early, but who knows?


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
[email protected]



Subject: Yellow rumped- Pine Warbler +, Beaver Cty
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 14:09 pm
From: dcollett57 AT gmail.com
 
I am not sure my posts are going thru to list-serve as I haven't seen
recent ones?
Will post today's finds anyhow and hope. Lots of FOY beginning.

Pine Warbler- 1 (FOY)
Yellowrumped Warbler-1 (FOY)
Blue-headed Vireo-1(FOY)
Hermit Thrush-1 (FOY)
Ovenbird-1 (FOY)
Louisiana Waterthrush -1 (FOY, here)
Ruby crowned Kinglets- 6 (FOY)
Golden crowned KInglets - everywhere
Yellowbellied Sapsucker- 1 (FOY)
Pileated Woodpecker- 1
Hairy Woodpecker-1
plus the usuals.
Spring Beauty.

Donna Collett
Raccoon Creek SP.
Palimino & Forest Trails



Subject: PA Goshawk Project Seeks Assistance
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 13:53 pm
From: dogross AT pa.gov
 
PA Birders:

The PA Goshawk Project is seeking your help in determining the distribution of the secretive and rare forest hawk, the Northern Goshawk. At this time of year, you are most likely to notice them when you are near their nest and they scream a loud kak, kak, kak alarm call or, in some cases, dive-bomb you. If you are one of the lucky few who get to experience either of these behaviors, you can be sure that you have just encountered a Northern Goshawk. Because birders sometimes spent time in remote forested areas, your sightings are especially valuable to the project. Much of our knowledge has been built by birder contributions such as the Atlases. Goshawk reports can be e-mailed to [email protected] If you know a committee member, you may feel more comfortable communicating privately with one of these including Laurie Goodrich of Hawk Mountain, Margaret Brittingham of PSU, Scott Stoleson of Allegheny National Forest, or myself.

For more information about the PABS goshawk committees research, visit the PA Goshawk Project website at: www.pabiologicalsurvey.org/goshawk. There you can find images and audio to aid identification as well as forms, instructions, and contact information. Any goshawk observations during the breeding season, from late March to June, on game lands should be sent to [email protected] or myself at [email protected] to better advance protections for nests there. Reports to either the Pennsylvania Goshawk Project or the Game Commission will be treated as confidential. We want to assist goshawk through research and cooperation whenever and wherever we can.
For more about goshawks, see the PA eBird story at: https://ebird.org/pa/news/nort...

Douglas A. Gross
PA Game Commission Ornithologist



Subject: Fwd: Mercer County Fallout
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 11:53 am
From: randycstringer AT icloud.com
 
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Randy Stringer
> Date: April 20, 2018 at 12:52:37 PM EDT
> To: Randy Stringer
> Subject: Fwd: Mercer County Fallout
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> Dear Birders,
>>
>> Yesterday I birdied Mercer County lakes, ponds, and reservoirs from 2:30-7:30. Seventy-one species were tallied- 27 species of waterfowl and 34 species of water birds.
>>
>> Highlights of all species include: Long-tailed Duck-14, White-winged Scoter-8 and Surf Scoter all at Sandy Lake.
>>
>> Horned Grebes totaled 171 for the day- mostly at Lake Wilhelm. One Snow Goose lingered here and 79 Common & 1 Red-throated Loon.
>>
>> Caspain Terns numbered 13 at Shenango and Wilhelm. Two somewhat early Cliff Swallows were at Wilhelm as well as a getting late Tree Sparrow.
>>
>> Good Birding,
>>
>> Randy C. Stringer
>> Grove City, PA
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Eagles- Chester County
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 9:18 am
From: petervmoffett AT gmail.com
 
Saw two mature bald eagles at Scotts Run Lake yesterday. Plus a couple wood
ducks and a large group (20) of cormorants.
Pete Moffett



Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 4/20/2018
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 1:24 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* April 20, 2018
* PAEA1804.20
- Birds mentioned

RED-THROATED LOON
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
ROSSS GOOSE
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
LONG-TAILED DUCK
LITTLE GULL
COMMON TERN
LAUGHING GULL
FORSTERS TERN
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
RED-NECKED GREBE
ICELAND GULL

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: April 20th at 2:00 AM
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... .

There will be a beginners bird walk at the Monocacy Nature Center on April
21st. Meet at the parking lot on Illicks Mill Road at 8:00 AM. Trip
leaders will be Sue Mahan and Stephen Kloiber.

There will also be a field trip to the Bethlehem Boat Club area of the
Lehigh Canal on April 22nd. Meet at the Park & Ride lot at the William Penn
Highway exit of Route 33, just south of Route 22 at 7:30 AM. I will be
leading this trip.

Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the areas
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 LAKE MINSI, Northampton County:
RED-THROATED LOONS 5 on 4/16.

Sightings from BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the Ballas tract:
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW 1 to at least 4/7.

Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At Seiples Pond:
ROSSS GOOSE 1 to at least 4/18.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
Cackling Goose 1 on 4/9
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS 2 on 4/19
LONG-TAILED DUCKS 12 on 4/19
Red-breasted Mergansers 2 on 4/10; 14 on 4/16; 1 on 4/19
Common Loons 421 on 4/16
RED-THROATED LOONS 7 on 4/16; 6 on 4/17; 1 on 4/19
LITTLE GULLS 2 from 4/14 to at least 4/19
Bonapartes Gulls 256 on 4/16; 100+ on 4/17; 29 on 4/19
COMMON TERNS 2 on 4/15; 31 on 4/16; 25 on 4/17
Dunlin 1 on 4/15 and 4/19.

Sightings from the PENN FOREST RESERVOIR area, Carbon County:
Red-breasted Mergansers 2 on 4/12.

Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County:
LONG-TAILED DUCKS 4 on 4/7
Common Loons ~1400 on 4/16 (fly-bys)
RED-THROATED LOONS 150 on 4/16 (fly-bys); 1 to at least 4/18
LAUGHING GULL 1 on 4/15.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Walt Road area:
LONG-TAILED DUCK 1 on 4/7 and 4/8
Red-breasted Mergansers 3 to at least 4/16
RED-THROATED LOONS 6 to at least 4/16
Lesser Black-backed Gulls 4 on 4/15
FORSTERS TERNS 2 on 4/15; 3 on 4/16.

Sightings from the RIEGELSVILLE area, Bucks County:
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER 1 to at least 4/18.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
RED-THROATED LOONS 1 on 4/10 and 4/12; 2 on 4/16
RED-NECKED GREBE 1 to at least 4/14
LITTLE GULL 1 on 4/10
ICELAND GULL 1 back on 4/7
COMMON TERN 1 on 4/9.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
Double-crested Cormorants 204 on 4/13
RED-THROATED LOON 1 to at least 4/17
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER 1 on 4/14.

- End transcript



Subject: Beltzville remains Hot, Carbon Co
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 21:01 pm
From: 00000039f782d598-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I went to Beltzville after work and found quite a bit as result of today's bad weather. I ran Into Jon M. and we located several great species including 2 Little Gulls. The weather was crazy with rain, sunny blue sky and then snow showers. Little Gull has been here 4 days so see what happens Friday with nicer weather.    
- Little Gull 2 ( immature and adult birds)
- Bonaparte's Gull 29
- Red-breasted Merg 1
- Hooded Merg 3
- Common Merg 5
- White-winged Scoter 2
- Long-tailed Duck 12
- Northern Shoveler 12
- Lesser Scaup 17
- Bufflehead 24
- Ruddy Duck 1
- Common Tern 1 (flew off after I arrived)
- Horned Grebe 6
- Common Loon 71
- Red-throated Loon 1
- Dunlin 1 (at beach, flew off)
- Greater Yellowlegs 1
Mike Schall, Bath



Subject: Fayette County Waterfowl Fallout
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 20:08 pm
From: mpfial AT verizon.net
 
Hi,


With reports of numerous waterfowl coming in while I was at work I decided to check Greenlick Run Lake in Fayette County after work today. There were rafts hundreds of waterfowl on the lake.


It was difficult to count the birds but here are some general numbers:


Northern Shoveler - 8
Blue-winged Teal - 2
Ruddy Duck - 400+
Lesser Scaup - 50 (probably many more that I just could not count accurately)
Bufflehead - 300+
Gadwall - 9
Long-tailed Duck - 12


Common Loon - 1
Double-crested Cormorant - 20 (seen in flight)
Horned Grebe - at least 20 but I did not get a good count of them; there were probably many more
Bonaparte's Gull - 145


I didn't see any scoters but they could have been among the throngs.


The clouds began to break up and sunlight lit up the lake enhancing the bright white of the Bufflehead that dotted the surface of the water.


The Bonaparte's Gulls began to depart not long after I arrived, flying off the lake in small groups which made counting easy, as well as checking them for Little Gull. I've seen Ring-billed Gulls do the same thing during stormy weather at this lake. They drop out of the sky, rest on the water for a few minutes, then depart and continue on their journey.


The Long-tailed Ducks were calling which was really nice to hear and I could here the other ducks "talking" when they were close to the shore.


Based on previous experience, I don't expect the birds to be there tomorrow. A few may linger but I expect most will move on because of the improving weather.


Nearby I saw a Broad-winged Hawk.


Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County



Subject: Fayette County Waterfowl Fallout
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 20:06 pm
From: mpfial AT verizon.net
 
Hi,


With reports of numerous waterfowl coming in while I was at work I decided to check Greenlick Run Lake after work today. There were rafts hundreds of waterfowl on the lake.


It was difficult to count the birds but here are some general numbers:


Northern Shoveler - 8
Blue-winged Teal - 2
Ruddy Duck - 400+
Lesser Scaup - 50 (probably many more that I just could not count accurately)
Bufflehead - 300+
Gadwall - 9
Long-tailed Duck - 12


Common Loon - 1
Double-crested Cormorant - 20 (seen in flight)
Horned Grebe - at least 20 but I did not get a good count of them; there were probably many more
Bonaparte's Gull - 145


I didn't see any scoters but they could have been among the throngs.


The clouds began to break up and sunlight lit up the lake enhancing the bright white of the Bufflehead that dotted the surface of the water.


The Bonaparte's Gulls began to depart not long after I arrived, flying off the lake in small groups which made counting easy, as well as checking them for Little Gull. I've seen Ring-billed Gulls do the same thing during stormy weather at this lake. They drop out of the sky, rest on the water for a few minutes, then depart and continue on their journey.


The Long-tailed Ducks were calling which was really nice to hear and I could here the other ducks "talking" when they were close to the shore.


Based on previous experience, I don't expect the birds to be there tomorrow. A few may linger but I expect most will move on because of the improving weather.


Nearby I saw a Broad-winged Hawk.


Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County



Subject: Venango 4/19
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 19:38 pm
From: bhnsjerry AT hotmail.com
 
2 RED-THROATED LOON @ Kahle Lake.

Jerry Stanley



Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 18:14 pm
From: nightowl57 AT comcast.net
 
Sweet Arrow Lake  4/19/18



43 Double-crested Cormorants

Bald Eagle

Osprey

N. Flicker

Ruby Crowned Kinglet

Palm Warbler

Brown Creeper

Pileated Woodpecker

Kingfisher

Com. Merganser

N. Shoveler

Tree Swallows







Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

[email protected]



Subject: Yard Birds
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 17:37 pm
From: h2ofowl AT verizon.net
 
Im jealous of all the reports of warblers at suet feeders. Today was a good day for yard birds. A brown thrasher (FOY) showed up this morning. Another FOY showed up this afternoon - a male eastern towhee. It was a 3 woodpecker day with downy, hairy, and red-bellied. Also heard a flicker. We usually have goldfinches wintering over, but didnt have any this year. They finally came back a couple days ago. Chipping sparrows and song sparrows have been here about a week. We still have a lot of white-throated sparrows and juncos. The white-throated are really pretty right now with the white stripes on the head and the yellow lores. Red-winged blackbirds have been here a couple of weeks. Tufted titmice and chickadees have been steady, along with cardinals, blue jays, house finches, mourning doves, and a bunch of starlings.

Id still love to see a pine warbler at the suet. Ill keep watching!

Huey Evangelista
Laureldale, Berks County


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Subject: Duck & Horned Grebe Fallout - Beaver Co.
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 17:21 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I was on my way home from work this afternoon when I got a call from Becky
Smith letting me know that she was at Rochester and that there was a
fallout of ducks and Horned Grebes on the Ohio River & mouth of the Beaver
River

I went there and met her there
I counted the birds and had these species and totals

3 N. Shoveler
51 Lesser Scaup
3 SURF SCOTER
3 Long-tailed Duck
301 Bufflehead
1 Ruddy Duck
124 Horned Grebe

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Ruddy Duck, Wood Ducks and RBGull at Parks Bend Farm pond (Armstrong Count;y)
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 16:57 pm
From: marvantassel AT gmail.com
 
1 Ruddy Duck was at the pond all day today and hoping it stays a few more
days;;;for a small pond in a small industrial park (Uncle Charleys Sausage
is here) it has had some great waterfowl over the past few years (Great
Egret, Green Herons which nest here, and maybe only 1 or 2 of other duck
species including Redheads, but being a small pond you can sit in your car
in one of 3 parking lots and watch and enjoy to your hearts content);
Marge Van Tasse
Armstrong County



Subject: Caspian Tern, Southern Lancaster County
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 16:51 pm
From: info AT birdtreks.com
 
Dear PABirders,

One Caspian Tern flying up the Susquehanna Riverinto a stiff NW wind in
front of our house at 5:45pm.

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been seen as far north as Maine!
Numerous sightings in PA. Check this great website:
http://www.hummingbirds.net/ma...

Time to put your hummingbird feeder up!

Take care,
BOB

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Subject: Waterfowl fallout Shawnee Lake Bedford Co. PA
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 16:48 pm
From: jacksonlaura73 AT gmail.com
 
It was a great day for birding due to the low clouds, and rainy, snowy
weather - at least for waterfowl. We left just as the wind picked up.

Buffleheads ruled the waters!

Shawnee SP, Bedford, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 19, 2018 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
13.0 mile(s)
Comments: Rainy with snow showers at times, temperature ranged from a
high of 43 to start and dropped to 37. No wind until the end.
46 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 6
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 7
Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) 4
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) 3
Gadwall (Mareca strepera) 3
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 7
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 3
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) 55 The scaup were part of mixed rafts of
ducks.
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) 4 Floating in Shawnee Lake
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 500 Big fallout of buffleheads at
Shawnee Lake today - big rafts over a good bit of the lake.
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) 37
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 27 We used our spotting scope
to id the male red-breasted mergansers with lots of females.
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 14
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 3
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 3
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 4
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 12
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 2
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 2
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
American Coot (Fulica americana) 15
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 2
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 1 It was catching small fish
along the lake shore.
Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) 42
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 9
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 6 These terns spent most of the time
on the dock during a rainy, cold day.
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 7
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 25
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 37
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 13
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 18
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 10
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 13

Laura Jackson
Bedford County, PA



Subject: Tussey Mountain (19 Apr 2018) 1 Raptors
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 16:40 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 10
Turkey Vulture 0 7 208
Osprey 0 17 31
Bald Eagle 0 14 82
Northern Harrier 1 6 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 53 88
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 32
Broad-winged Hawk 0 161 161
Red-tailed Hawk 0 53 170
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 8 148
American Kestrel 0 14 32
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Unknown Buteo 0 4 10
Unknown Falcon 0 2 4
Unknown Eagle 0 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 2 9

Total: 1 343 1029
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 13:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 2.75 hours

Official Counter: Henry Hvizdos

Observers:

Weather:
Count delayed until 1315 by fog then a rain/snow mix. Winds NW at 19-24 mph
with gusts over 30 mph. Temps 36F-32F. Heavy overcast with a few
snowflakes.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Mostly sunny, high about 50F, winds NW at 10-20 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Henry Hvizdos ([email protected])
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainsprin...


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



Subject: Surf Scoter, Lebanon
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 15:17 pm
From: michaeltdavid AT gmail.com
 
Hi All,

Just found a Surf Scoter at Memorial Lake SP with a group of Lesser Scaup.

Best,

Michael David
Allegheny Co.



Subject: Pine & Yellow-throated Warblers (& American Tree Sparrow) - Mercer County
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 14:30 pm
From: springer0707 AT gmail.com
 
It seems the cold, blowing snow has brought some interesting visitors to my
feeders. I've had a Yellow-throated Warbler today & on the 17th. I also had
a Pine Warbler eating out of my suet feeder for a short while today &
an American
Tree Sparrow on the ground. All pictures posted to eBird.

Kim Springer
Mercer, PA (Mercer County)



Subject: Pine Warbler Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 11:02 am
From: 000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I've been taking the (undamaged) feeders inside at night because of our black bear visitor last week. After spotting a beautiful Pine Warbler on the almost-empty platform feeder, I couldn't move fast enough to get those feeders back out. He's been here all morning.
There are two Brown Thrashers here now. We've had a breeding pair for many years now. One of my favorite summer visitors.
Good Birding,
Ann Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill County



Subject: Huntingdon County. Waterfowl fallout Lake Perez with Surf Scoters.
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 11:01 am
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
I drove over to Centre county to help lead the PSU Arboretum bird walk but it was cancelled so I stopped at Lake Perez in Huntingdon county on the way home.  I was lucky we had left the scope in the car because I needed it. Best was 6 Surf Scoters. There were also several large rafts of waterfowl and one of Bonaparte Gulls that I got to observe before fishermen in boats scared them off. I had 48 species there and took my time on the way home to add 11 more species of birds.

Lake Perez, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 19, 2018 9:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
48 species

Canada Goose 2
Blue-winged Teal 2
Mallard 8
American Black Duck 2
Green-winged Teal 1
Canvasback 1
Greater Scaup 50
Surf Scoter 6 6 birds. Large black duck with orange bill easy to see on males as well as white patch on back of neck.
Long-tailed Duck 40
Bufflehead 1
Hooded Merganser 10
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Ruddy Duck 3
Common Loon 4
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Horned Grebe 50
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 2
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Bonaparte's Gull 50
Mourning Dove 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
Tree Swallow 25
Cliff Swallow 6
Tufted Titmouse 4
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 3
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 6
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 6
American Goldfinch 2

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

Wesley Chapel Road, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 19, 2018 10:40 AM - 10:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
12 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 1
Common Raven 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 1
European Starling 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 2
House Sparrow 2

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

Summit School Rd., Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 19, 2018 10:58 AM - 11:18 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
19 species

Turkey Vulture 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 4
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 4
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 3
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Red-winged Blackbird 40
Common Grackle 5
House Sparrow 2

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


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Deborah Grove



Subject: Surf Scoters -Allegheny County
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 10:30 am
From: 00000034a5898a92-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
There is an adult male and adult female Surf Scoter on the Ohio River behind the Woods Run Penitentiary. Mixed in with a raft of Buffleheads, Ruddy Ducks, and Horned Grebes.

Jeff McDonald
Allegheny County

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Subject: Allegheny River in Allegheny County
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 10:07 am
From: 0000007977429723-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I got word that some migration was being seen along the Ohio River at Dashield's Dam so I stopped by a few sights close to my house. Highlights. Complete lists on eBird including falcon cell phone digi-scope.
Highland Park Bridge8:25 to 8:54am.Bufflehead 6Double-crested Cormorant 1
Chapel Harbor in Fox Chapel9:20 to 9:46amBufflehead 44Ruddy Duck 4Horned Grebe 4Ring-billed Gull 1Peregrine Falcon 2, one chased a small bird and a second falcon had one already caught. They both perched on the tall tower and the one with the bird ate the bird.
Four more Ruddy Ducks near Bell Harbor Yacht Club.
Scott KinzeyAllegheny County

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