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[PABIRDS] RBA western Pennsylvania, 15 June 2015 - Amy Taracido - 2015-06-22 14:29:44

*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania

WHIMBREL (Erie County)

Contributors: Tony Bledsoe, Sheree Daugherty, Bill Drolsbaugh, Gigi Gerben, Amy Henrici, Dave Inman, Matt Juskowich, Jerry McWilliams, Ron Rovansek, Steve Sanford, Jose' Taracido, Mark Vass.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 8 June 2015 through Monday, 15 June 2015

**This report is distributed by e-mail only. Compiler is not responsible for errors on websites who reproduce/reprint these reports. If you would like to receive western PA RBAs, contact AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

PLEASE NOTE: "FOY" means "first of year" for an otherwise non-reported species. COMMON LOON, BUFFLEHEAD, GADWALL, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, COMMON RAVEN, BROAD-WINGED HAWK continue to be reported. 



At Hilltop Park on 6/11, 2 PURPLE MARTINS (MJ).

On 6/14 at Boyce Park in Plum, 2+ KENTUCKY WARBLERS and others (AH).




On 6/15 at Pymatuning Reservoir, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL (TB).


From 6/8 through 6/10 at Presque Isle State Park, 2 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS; also on 6/8, 3 WHIMBRELS; on 6/11, 2 LEAST BITTERNS (JM); on 6/12, TRUMPETER SWAN, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, and more (MVas).




At State Gamelands #284 on 6/13, COMMON GALLINULE, SORA, possible MARSH WREN (DI).

On 6/13 along Woodland Road, 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS (DI).



On 6/13 along the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, many VEERIES (RR).


At Mingo Creek Park on 6/10, 2 BOBOLINKS, PRAIRIE WARBLER (GG).

This week in Coal Center, probable YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT (JT).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:

Thank you to all the contributors.

[PABIRDS] RFI: Michael Cozza - PSO - 2015-06-22 12:52:42

I am looking for Dr. Michael Cozza, who submitted a PAMC report from Beaver

I need some clarifications on his report.

If anyone knows how I can get in touch with him, please reply privately.


Frank Haas


Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology

[PABIRDS] Summertime Blues (as in Grosbeak) - Lehigh County - Hopkins,Jeffrey A. - 2015-06-22 10:31:47


Yesterday morning (Sunday), I found a male blue grosbeak along Bridge St. in Whitehall, not far from its intersection with Willow St.  Frank Dickman re-found it later in the afternoon.  It appeared to be carrying food when I first found it, so I think it's a resident.  It was not singing at all, but was calling from both sides of the road.  If you go to see it, be careful with your IDs.  Indigo buntings are extremely common there.  In fact, before I put the bins on it, I almost wrote it off as just an indigo.

I also had 30 black vultures at the nearby farm.  That's more than I've ever seen there.  My previous record was 28.

Good birding,

Jeff Hopkins

[PABIRDS] Breeding Bird Blitz Final Day! - Vernon Gauthier - 2015-06-22 06:55:03

Today is the final day of the PAB3! Though the Blitz ends tonight at
midnight I will accept checklists from any of the 4 days of the Blitz until
noon on Tuesday. Checklists from Tuesday itself will not be accepted. For
full details see
All the best,
Vern Gauthier

[PABIRDS] Chuck-will's Widow - Vernon Gauthier - 2015-06-22 03:50:13

I had the Chuck-wills Widow again this morn on Ridge Road 3.2 miles east of
the intersection with Route 233. Nice find Stefan Karkuff.
Vern Gauthier

[PABIRDS] Chuck-will's-widow - Cumberland Co. - DOCUMENTED! - Ted Nichols II - 2015-06-21 23:42:59

I made sure to bring some recording equipment to Ridge Road in Michaux
State Forest while hunting down the Chuck-will's-widow with Vern Gauthier
and Bill Oyler tonight to make sure the sighting was documented for records

The bird was first reported June 19 in Cumberland County by Stefan Karkuff.
It began singing at 8:47 PM tonight (June 21) 350 yards west of the
intersection of Ridge Road and Old Ridge Road.

You can hear the recording @
While recording, the bird changed positions and flew right over my setup
and the wing flaps were captured, which I thought was pretty cool!

Unfortunately, the much beloved Fort Indiantown Gap Chuck-will's-widow will
not be the only record in Pennsylvania this year...

Good Birding!

Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)

[PABIRDS] From: Roy Boyle - Roy Boyle - 2015-06-21 22:33:36


Roy Boyle

Sent from my iPhone

[PABIRDS] Fledgling Red Tailed Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, etc. - Cumberland County - reeser - 2015-06-21 21:58:52

We have another fledgling red tailed hawk this year. Today 6/21/15 was 
the first I heard him/her calling for his parents. He was sitting at 
almost the top of one of the tallest of the Norway Spruce screaming 
nonstop. It looks like he doesn't quite have all the feathers on his 
neck and head with a collar of light rust colored feathers and then very 
pale feathers below with a band of a few darker streaks. The beak looks 
slightly different from an adult's and his eye is huge and dark. But he 
can yell!

A parent must have reappeared, as the yelling stopped and I heard 
several calls. It sounded like they flew off to another Norway Spruce on 
the opposite side of the house but the calls were not as loud. Last year 
the fledging's home base was the same tall Norway Spruce I first saw 
this year's fledgling in today. So I'm assuming this one will be coming 
back to this same tree.

The fledging that was here last summer was screaming for weeks, so I 
figure we are in for another month or so of yelling.

We've had quite a few fledglings appearing at the feeders this year. The 
latest today was a fledgling downy woodpecker with the red patch on the 
very top of his head instead of the back.

This is also the first year I recall getting regular visits from a male 
and a female flicker on the suet dough feeder, so I'm guessing they are 
feeding some young birds. In a prior year we had a male red bellied 
woodpecker that brought the fledgling to the suet dough feeder every day 
to feed him/her.

The Jacob Cline bee balm is starting to bloom and we had many visits 
from both male and female ruby throated hummingbirds today. The female 
really seemed to favor the bee balm, while the male went straight to the 
salvia greggi.  We also have some black and blue salvia blooming and 
some of the purple varieties, Amistad and Brazilian, and Wendy's Wish 
which were the favorites. But currently they are favoring the reddest 

Cumberland County, PA
(email address filtered)

[PABIRDS] Cuhuck-will's Widow Cumberland - Vernon Gauthier - 2015-06-21 19:55:40

Listening to Chuck-will's Willow where previously reported on ebird on
Ridge Road.
Vern Gauthier


This morning, under clouds, some occasional light drizzle and eventually sunshine, I hiked around Allegheny Land Trust's Barking Slopes where I had 45 species. Highlights included Orchard Oriole and Eastern Phoebe fledglings, a Black-and White Warbler, Kentucky Warbler (heard only), a female Common Yellowthroat, and three Yellow-breasted Chat. One of Yellow-breated Chats (Individual #2 in the photos) lacks the characteristic bold white goggles although it has a broken eye-ring. Is individual #2 a juvenile? Or female? Thanks for any help you can offer!  My complete eBird checklist with photos and recording is here:
Good birding,
Todd Hooe
Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co.

[PABIRDS] Common Raven - Beaver Co. - (email address filtered) - 2015-06-21 14:27:54


[PABIRDS] FW: eBird Report - Mars BBS route, Jun 21, 2015, Butler - Glenn Koppel - 2015-06-21 11:42:11

We ran the Mars BBS route this morning.  First time since 2011 this route has been run.  Good birds although the first 10 and last 10 stops deal with lots of traffic due to development in Butler county, especially in the Mars area.  

Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice (email address filtered), PA
> Mars BBS route, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
> Jun 21, 2015 5:20 AM - 9:38 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 24.5 mile(s)
> Comments:     Mars BBS route, starting just west of Portersville and ending just north of Mars.
> 58 species
> Wild Turkey  3     An additional 2 with 6 poults seen that were not part of the BBS route count.
> Great Blue Heron  7
> Red-tailed Hawk  2
> Killdeer  4
> Mourning Dove  22
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
> Chimney Swift  13
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  9
> Downy Woodpecker  4
> Northern Flicker  5
> American Kestrel  1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee  5
> Acadian Flycatcher  2
> Eastern Phoebe  4
> Yellow-throated Vireo  1
> Red-eyed Vireo  20
> Blue Jay  10
> American Crow  34
> Purple Martin  3
> Barn Swallow  16
> Black-capped Chickadee  5
> Tufted Titmouse  5
> White-breasted Nuthatch  4
> House Wren  4
> Carolina Wren  4
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
> Eastern Bluebird  1
> Wood Thrush  30
> American Robin  90
> Gray Catbird  16
> Brown Thrasher  1
> Northern Mockingbird  5
> European Starling  110     1 seen carrying food.
> Cedar Waxwing  1
> Common Yellowthroat  5
> Hooded Warbler  2
> American Redstart  1
> Yellow Warbler  3
> Eastern Towhee  10
> Chipping Sparrow  18
> Field Sparrow  2
> Savannah Sparrow  1
> Grasshopper Sparrow  1     Heard between stops, not part of official BBS count
> Song Sparrow  26
> Scarlet Tanager  1
> Northern Cardinal  20
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak  5
> Indigo Bunting  7
> Bobolink  2
> Red-winged Blackbird  39
> Eastern Meadowlark  3
> Common Grackle  21
> Brown-headed Cowbird  10
> Orchard Oriole  1
> House Finch  5
> American Goldfinch  25
> House Sparrow  42
> View this checklist online at
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

[PABIRDS] Allegheny highlights - Cecelia - 2015-06-21 06:15:05

The highlights of the past week for me at Riding Meadow Park in Fox Chapel:  I have been observing a hummingbird nest since May 30  I spotted a female attaching a piece of lichen to her nearly completed nest.  This week I was rewarded with the sight of her perching on the nest and feeding the tiny  beaks which opened at the top of the nest.  
Also spotted 2 red bellied woodpeckers in what seemed to be a mating ritual.  One of the birds had a visibly red belly .  The next day the male was guarding the nest hole for at least 30 minutes and then the female flew into the tree.  He moved off a bit, she entered the cavity and ejected more sawdust—accepting the nest, and doing a bit of remodeling.

Cecelia Hard, Allegheny County

[PABIRDS] Schuylkill County Winter Wren - Dave Kruel - 2015-06-20 22:35:30

Hi All, 

Dave Reiger and I treked from the Lebanon Reservoir to Jeff's Swamp today. Was nice to hear a winter wren sing along creek. Some other birds were.......

Wood Duck 1 
Common Merganser  5 female plumaged birds seen on reservoir 
Bald Eagle 2 
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 
Barred Owl 1
Acadian Flycatcher 7 
Blue-headed Vireo 1 
Brown Creeper 2 two males singing 
Worm-eating Warbler 1 
Louisiana Waterthrush 3 
Hooded Warbler 11 
Blackburnian Warbler 1 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 6
Canada Warbler 2 
Swamp Sparrow 3 

Dave Kruel
Schuylkill Co.

[PABIRDS] A - Herb Flavell - 2015-06-20 18:04:04

Birder friend of mine from N.J. sent me this link to a slow motion video of Bald Eagles hunting. We had one do a fly over yesterday along with a kettle of 13 Vultures. Here is the link.

Herb Flavell, Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County.

[PABIRDS] Another Dickcissel, Lancaster County - ••S•J•Stahl•• - 2015-06-20 17:27:35


[PABIRDS] Lebanon County, continuing Chuck-wills-widow and others - Tim Becker - 2015-06-19 21:19:22


[PABIRDS] Volant Strips - Cranes & Sparrows - Ryan Tomazin - 2015-06-19 21:13:21

On the way home today, I took my wife to the Volant Strips for a quick 20 minutes of birding, and was happy to get a heads-up from a photographer there about two Sandhill Crane family groups that were in the field adjacent to where we were parked. We got to see three adults and two young out of what was supposes to be a 4 & 4. It was nice to not have to hunt all day for them! And it marked the best looks that my wife had ever had of them, to boot!

Henslow's Sparrows were singing as much here as they were for me in WV last week. We had at least 5 Henslow's, probably more. But no Savannahs or Grasshoppers. There were a good number of Bobolink, including a male standing in the road that my wife IDed. I helped her to ID the black and tan stationery blob next to it as a dead male Bobolink. She came to the conclusion that they must be related, and that the live bird was paying his respects to a perished brother :)

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA

[PABIRDS] Birds and Butterflies, tours at Ft Indiantown Gap, Lebanon Co. - Ted Nichols II - 2015-06-19 20:47:42

There are some great opportunities for birders and nature lovers to get out
in some normally off-limits areas of Lebanon County at Fort Indiantown
Gap in July AND see the rare Regal Fritillary Butterfly as well!

Information on the FREE public tours coming up at the installation in July
is available at:
(short link: )

Additionally, an article I recently wrote on birding and the habitat is
available to peruse at:
(short link: )

If you've never been on one of the tours, they're well worth taking part in!

Ted Nichols ii
Annville, Pa. (Lebanon Co.)

[PABIRDS] Oil Creek Warblers (Venango Co) - Steve Sanford - 2015-06-19 19:36:48

Today I went out for my annual June warbler fix at Oil Creek State Park. It was somewhat frustrating because the sky remained mostly white helping keep 10 of my 16 warbler species heard-only. But 16 warbler species in late June is not to shabby however you get them.
My warbler list:
Blue-winged Warbler (several, heard-only)
Northern Parula (in HQ area, as frequently is the case, singing classic unbroken song)
Yellow Warbler (seen)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (seen once, heard about 5 times)
Magnolia Warbler (seen)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (several heard only, several areas)
Black-throated Green Warbler (several heard only)
Blackburnian Warbler (agonizingly unseen despite long attempts to view this beauty)
Yellow-throated Warbler (one heard by RR bridge)
Cerulean Warbler (1, heard only)
Black-and-white Warbler (seen several)
American Redstart (lots, heard only)
Ovenbird (ditto)
Mourning Warbler (heard-only, a little outside park boundaries)
Common Yellowthroat (seen)
Hooded Warbler (seen)
Big miss: No Canada Warbler seen or heard
Hermit Thrushes singing at several locations was the main non-warbler treat.
Steve Sanford
Sharon PA

[PABIRDS] Breeding Bird Blitz in Fayette County - Terry Bronson - 2015-06-19 15:10:00

I birded southwestern Fayette County for the PA Breeding Bird Blitz today,
including the following locations: Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery just
south of Point Marion (EMP), central Point Marion (CPM), Point Marion
Community Park (PMCP), Nilan Road (NR) along the Cheat River, and
Friendship Hill National Historic Site (FH).

All data will be submitted to eBird for the Blitz. Highlights included:

Wood Duck--1 NR
Turkey Vulture--18 NR. Looked like they were circling over the grocery
store next to the bridge. Must have been something in the dumpster.
Bald Eagle--zero. It looks like the nest just downstream from the Cheat
Lake dam is not being used this year. No birds present a couple of months
ago and none today. None seen in flight or perched along the Cheat River
either. Must be along the Monongahela River. At least 3 people I met
indicated they had seen eagles recently.
Broad-winged Hawk--1 adult EMP
Killdeer--3 CPM including 2 in adult plumage that seemed a bit smaller than
the third bird and thus were likely almost full-grown juveniles, 2 PMCP
Yellow-billed Cuckoo--1 NR
Ruby-throated Hummingbird--1 NR
Chimney Swift--15 CPM, 10 PMCP. Likely some double-counting.
Hairy Woodpecker--1 CPM in trees along the river
Northern Flicker--3 PMCP, including a fledged juvenile female being fed by
an adult male, 2 NR
Eastern Wood-Pewee--3 NR, 5 FH
Acadian Flycatcher--1 NR, plus a silent probable second bird not too far
Eastern Kingbird--2 PMCP that had a nest in a tree next to the boat ramp
Warbling Vireo--2 PMCP
Red-eyed Vireo--2 EMP, 2 PMCP, 9 NR, 6 FH
Common Raven--2 NR, 2 FH
Tree Swallow--the day's most interesting sighting. A pair had nested in a
metal pipe only sticking up 2 feet out of the ground. It looked like the
type where a chain is stretched between 2 pipes to block a road. The chain
was missing, but the 2 holes (1 on each side) where it would have been were
each filled with an unfledged juvenile. A third youngster had either fallen
out or been pushed out and was on the ground underneath. I witnessed
several food deliveries by the parents.
Eastern Bluebird--1 EMP, 3 FH
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher--1 FH
Wood Thrush--8 NR
Northern Mockingbird--1 CPM, 1 PMCP, 2 NR
Brown Thrasher--2 FH
Cedar Waxwing--3 PMCP, 2 NR, 3 FH
Northern Parula--1 NR
Yellow Warbler--2 PMCP
Yellow-throated Warbler--1 EMP, 3 NR, 4 FH including a fledged juvenile
being fed
Chipping Sparrow--6 EMP, 3 NR including a juvenile, 5 FH
Indigo Bunting--1 PMCP, 2 FH
Orchard Oriole--2 NR
Baltimore Oriole--1 NR

Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV

[PABIRDS] Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Jun 17, 2015 - Karyn Delaney - 2015-06-18 19:51:25

Subject: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Jun 17, 2015

We enjoyed the young birds in the yard yesterday including Red-winged
Blackbird, Cardinal, Grackle, Robins, and Hairy, Downy, & Red-bellied
Woodpeckers.  Complete list below.

Karyn Delaney

Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
Jun 17, 2015 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Stationary
24 species

Mourning Dove  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4     Male, Female, 2 Juveniles
Downy Woodpecker  3     Male, Female, 1 Juvenile
Hairy Woodpecker  2     1 Male, 1 Juvenile
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  4
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  2     1 Adult, 1 Juvenile
House Wren  1     Building nest in front yard
Carolina Wren  1
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  12     Including 4 Juveniles
Eastern Towhee  2     Male, Female
Chipping Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  7     2 Male, 2 Females, 3 Juveniles
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2     Male, Female
Red-winged Blackbird  2     1 Male, 1 Juvenile
Common Grackle  10     8 Adults, 2 Juveniles
Baltimore Oriole  2     Males
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  4

View this checklist online at

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

[PABIRDS] Breeding Bird Blitz - Vernon Gauthier - 2015-06-18 18:17:57

The Breeding Bird Blitz starts on Friday and will run through Monday. All
the info you need can be found at
Vern Gauthier

[PABIRDS] Bird App - Herb Flavell - 2015-06-18 17:04:26

I received this link from a facebook friend. It looks very interesting.

Herb Flavell, Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County

[PABIRDS] Central PA Birdline For 6.18.2015 - Mark Mcconaughy - 2015-06-17 16:24:02

 * Pennsylvania
 * Central Pennsylvania
 * June 18, 2015
 * PACE1506.18
 Bird Highlights
 PINE SISKIN (Cumberland, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata & Tioga Cos.)
 Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
 June 18, 2015
 To Report: (email address filtered) 
 Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy 
 Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
 Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

 Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings made the week prior to Thursday, June 18, 2015.

 Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were among the birds seen on June 13 along the Bendersville Breeding Bird Survey route (AW).

 One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on June 14 at Wyalussing Rocks (DG).

 One COMMON TERN was seen on June 13 at the swimming beach in Bald Eagle State Park (KE).

 One PINE SISKIN continues to visit the Strassner's feeders through June 15 (SS).

 Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen on June 13 in a recent clear cut along the Appalachian Trail between Milesburn and Ridge Roads (PL, KS).

 One EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was observed on June 15 at the intersection of Meadows and Mountain Roads near Newville (JC).

 One BLUE GROSBEAK continues to be observed through at least June 12 on a private part of Fort Indiantown Gap (IG).

 Up to six PINE SISKINS, including one juvenile, continue to visit feeders along Laurel Drive through June 14 (VB, NM).

 Three PINE SISKINS were seen on June 13 at the park office feeders in Greenwood Furnace State Park (DW).

 Two BALD EAGLES were among the 70 species observed along the Lower Trail between June 11 and 17 (NB).

 Two PINE SISKINS were seen through June 14 visiting feeders at 6375 Licking Creek Road (DBr).

 Two to 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were seen on June 12 at Conejohela Flats (DH).

 One GREATER YELLOWLEGS was observed on June 14 along the Conewago Recreation Trail and Wetlands (LC).

 One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen at Beech Mountain Lakes through June 13 (JD).

 One PEREGRINE FALCON continues to be seen at the Williamsport Dam through June 13 (DB, BB).

 One VIRGINIA RAIL was heard calling at Muddy Run Marsh on June 13 (DH).

 Up to 4 GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS were seen between June 13 and 14 along Bryner Road in Tuscarora State Forest (IG, DH).

 One PINE SISKIN was seen on June 11 along a Rail Trail near Straight Run (JC).

 Two MARSH WRENS continue to be observed at Marsh Creek in The Muck through June 14 (KC, LS).

 Two HARRIS'S SPARROWS were seen on June 14 nesting in a Wood Duck house at Kiwanis Lake (MS).

 If you miss the usual Thursday postings of the Central PA Birdline on BIRDEAST and PABIRDS, I will also be posting it on my page web site at:

 *PORC = Pennsylvania Ornithological Record Committee. Rare bird sightings should be documented with written descriptions and photographs whenever possible and sent to PORC for review. To submit a report to PORC go to this link:

 The following people have contributed to this report: V. Barnes (VB), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Deb Brackbill (DBr), Bobby Brown (BB), Deb Brown (DB), Lou Carpenter (LC), Ken Cooper (KC), John Corcoran (JC), Jonathan DeBalko (JD), Kurt Engstrom (KE), Ian Gardner (IG), Derek Green (DG), Deuane Hoffman (DH), Peter Lusardi (PL), Nancy Magnusson (NM), Mark Schuch (MS), Kevin Shannon (KS), Susan Strassner (SS), Lisa Sumner (LS), Doug Wentzel (DW) and Andy Wilson (AW). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request.
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 Mark A. McConaughy      (email address filtered) 
 Bushy Run Battlefield 
 P.O. Box 486 
 Harrison City, PA 15636-0468      (724) 527-5585 x103

[PABIRDS] Frick Park Breeding Bird -- Allegheny County - Aidan Place - 2015-06-17 13:37:25

This morning Jack Chaillet and I went down to Frick Park with the goal of
seeing how many species we could confirm breeding (using the atlas breeding
bird codes). We were quite successful, finding over 40 species throughout
the morning and confirming around a quarter of those as breeding.
Highlights follow.

Confirmed Breeding:
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (nest with young)
American Robin (occupied nest)
Chipping Sparrow (feeding young)
Acadian Flycatcher (2 nests with young)
Red-eyed Vireo (nest with young)
Song Sparrow (feeding a juvenile brown-headed cowbird)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (recently fledged young)
Black-capped/Carolina Chickadee (feeding young)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (feeding young)
Downy Woodpecker (recently fledged young)
Brown-headed Cowbird (juvenile being fed by 2 song sparrows)
Orchard Oriole (occupied nest)
Yellow Warbler (occupied nest)

Probable Breeding:
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (male giving display flight)
House Wren (singing male present 7+ days)
Wood Thrush (7+ singing males)
Northern Cardinal (7+ singing males)
Red-winged Blackbird (agitated behavior)
American Goldfinch (7+ singing males)

Other Highlights:
Cooper's Hawk
Scarlet Tanager
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-throated Warbler
Warbling Vireo
Baltimore Oriole
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Yellow-throated Vireo (the surprise bird of the morning was a singing

Good birding,
Aidan Place
Allegheny County

[PABIRDS] Dickcissel, Blue Grosbeak, Lancaster County - ••S•J•Stahl•• - 2015-06-17 10:08:56


Re: [PABIRDS] OT - question on any recovered PA endangered species - Dave Kruel - 2015-06-17 09:12:39

Thanks much all for the responses. 

Best I can tell, there are no bird/mammal species (other than Bald Eagle) that have gone from endangered or threatened status to being delisted in PA. The fisher has gone from being extripated to reintroduced with now much improved, but I dont think it was ever actually listed......same with river otter, I dont think it was ever listed. 

Just an FYI, below is a list I found from a non-govt website on PA endangered bird & mammal species:   here's the link

(1)Bald Eagle (P) 
(2)Black Tern 
(3)Loggerhead Shrike 
(4)Osprey (P) 
(5)Peregrine Falcon 
(6)Short-Eared Owl (P) 

(1)Delmarva Fox Squirrel 
(2)Indiana bat 
(3)Least Shrew 

Dave Kruel 
Schuylkill County

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rob Blye" <(email address filtered)> 
To: "pabirds" <(email address filtered)>, (email address filtered) 
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:45:12 PM 
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] OT - question on any recovered PA endangered species 

river otter, fisher, peregrine??? 

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-----Original Message----- 

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Sent: 2015-06-16 07:35:23 GMT 
Subject: [PABIRDS] OT - question on any recovered PA endangered species 

Hi All, 
Someone asked me a question on this. Was wondering if any of you may know of a specific Pennsylvania animal species (other than Bald Eagle, and does not need to be a bird) that was on our state's endangered list, but now has been removed due to its population numbers improving ? 

Thanks much. 

Dave Kruel 
Schuylkill County

[PABIRDS] Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday June 23rd, 2015 - LeRoy - 2015-06-17 09:05:03

Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday June 23rd,  2015
Central Park Birds through the Seasons

by Deborah Allen



Explore the bird life of Central Park with wildlife photographer and naturalist Deborah Allen.  Central Park, situated on the Atlantic flyway, is internationally acknowledged as one of the best places to observe migratory birds in spring and fall.  Over the years, 285 species of birds have been recorded visiting the park. In April and May, as songbirds travel north to nest, many will stop to rest and feed in the Ramble and North Woods of Central Park. Of these the small and colorful wood warblers are the most sought after. We'll take a look at many of these migrants, including some rarities, along with the birds that inhabit Central Park during the quieter months of winter and summer.



Bio of the presenter:

Deborah Allen specializes in photographing New York City birds.  She is bird walk leader and a former president of The Linnaean Society of New York.  Her bird photos have appeared in numerous publications, including Bird Watcher's Digest, Birds and Blooms, BirdWatching, National Wildlife, National Parks, Natural History, and the New York Times.  She is the author of a children's book "Let's Investigate Puffins, " and is currently at work on a field guide to the birds of Central Park. For more info, see

  The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the Peace Valley Nature Center. Admission is free.
Directions: Meeting location: Peace Valley Nature Center (enter back side door) 170 N. Chapman Rd. (enter from New Galena Road Side - Chapman Road bridge is blocked) Doylestown, PA.Normal meeting length - 1 to 1 1/2 hours. For directions please go to:   For further information please contact:LeRoy (email address filtered) 		 	   		  
































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Re: [PABIRDS] Crawford Co., Bonaparte's Gull - Shawn Collins - 2015-06-16 20:59:45

In response to the Bonaparte's Gull Tony found in Crawford.   2 weeks ago I
was at Mosquito Lake in Ohio ( which is 20mins from Pymatuning), I had a
flock of 9 Bonaparte's Gulls there, some were immature and rest non
breeding.  I found it odd, I took a photo of a few, here is one

Link to photo

Shawn Collins
Crawford County

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 7:19 PM, Anthony Bledsoe <(email address filtered)> wrote:

> Yesterday (15 June 2015), my Ornithology class and I had a late
> Bonaparte's Gull in non-breeding plumage on Pymatuning Reservoir, Crawford
> County, PA.
> Tony Bledsoe
> Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (through late June)
> Department of Biological Sciences
> University of Pittsburgh

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