Eastern PA Birdline: 12/9/2016


Japanese Waxwing,©Barry Kent Mackay

- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* December 9, 2016
* PAEA1612.09

- Birds mentioned

REDHEAD
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
RED-THROATED LOON
BLACK-NECKED STILT

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: December 9th at 5:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to becard@rcn.com 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/home.html .

The Allentown Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 17th.  If 
interested, contact Rett Oren at 484-985-5685.

The Wild Creek / Little Gap Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 
18th.  If interested, contact Corey Husic at 570-269-7509.

The Bethlehem / Easton / Hellertown Christmas Bird Count will be held on 
December 31st.  If interested, contact Don & Elaine Mease at 610-346-7754.

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

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVE (Tekening) area, 
Northampton County:
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 1 on 12/4.

Sightings from the NAZARETH QUARRY, Northampton County:
REDHEADS – 2 on 12/8.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Walt Road area:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 12/5 and 12/6
Cackling Geese – 4 on 12/4
Red-breasted Mergansers – 3 on 12/7 (fly-by’s)
RED-THROATED LOON – 1 from 12/4 to at least 12/6
BLACK-NECKED STILT – 1 on 12/8.
Also Common Goldeneye and Double-crested Cormorant.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 12/2 and 12/3
Cackling Geese – 2 on 12/8
RED-THROATED LOON – 1 on 12/8
Bonaparte’s Gull – 1 on 12/3.

Red-breasted Nuthatches continued to be reported from several sites this 
past week.

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