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[PABIRDS] Geoff's last issue of Pennsylvania Birds - Gregory William Grove - 2016-05-08 15:18:16


Pennsylvania Birders 

I just received the fall issue of Pennsylvania Birds - the last of Editor Geoff Malosh, after 9 years. Another very impressive issue of our excellent state journal. The birding community in Pennsylvania has been extraordinarily fortunate in having Geoff on the job. 

I imagine anyone who thinks about it for a minute will somewhat appreciate the enormous amount of work that goes into each issue. This applies of course to all the county compilers and the authors of various articles. 

But it all came together into a finished and polished publication because of Geoff - as with his predecessors Frank and Barb Haas, Katrina Knight, and Nick Pulcinella. Yes, you might indeed give a moments thought to how much work and dedication Geoff put into each issue. But even if so, you would still be way short of the reality, I can assure you. 

Geoff now gets a well deserved break. He will merely do three county summaries, the fall season statewide Birds of Note and seasonal summary, and write articles! 

Thanks Geoff! 

Greg Grove



[PABIRDS] Yellow-breasted Chat, Frick, Allegheny Co - Michael David - 2016-05-08 14:08:50


Hi All,

A Yellow-breasted Chat highlighted 41 species in Frick Park today. It's the
first eBird record for the park, and a personal first for me there. Also
had my first Scarlet Tanagers and Magnolia Warbler of the year. Full list
is below.

Best,

Michael David
Allegheny Co.

Wild Turkey  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Chimney Swift  7
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
Least Flycatcher  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  3
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
House Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  3
European Starling  11
Ovenbird  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  2
Northern Parula  2
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
Scarlet Tanager  5
Northern Cardinal  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  4
Orchard Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  4

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29489314



[PABIRDS] Lawrence's Warbler in Susquehanna County - J Skinner - 2016-05-08 14:01:31


A classic male Lawrence's Warbler was found at Woodbourne Forest and
Wildlife Preserve in Susquehanna County.  The bird was singing an aberrant
Blue-winged song, a quiet ---buzzzzz.



[PABIRDS] Washington County White-crowned Sparrow, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and others - Pat Hutcheson - 2016-05-08 12:33:13


East Finley Twp - Washington County  -  May 6, 2016
 
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
White-crowned Sparrow
Brown Thrasher
 
May 7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
 
Pat Hutcheson   East Finley Twp



[PABIRDS] Presque Isle Hawk Watch, Erie County for May 8, 2016 - Jerry McWilliams - 2016-05-08 12:13:49


Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 08, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0            495          11466
Osprey                       0              1             22
Bald Eagle                   1             32            140
Northern Harrier             0              6             40
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            122            462
Cooper's Hawk                0              3             45
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0            103
Broad-winged Hawk            0            133            221
Red-tailed Hawk              2             28            405
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              8
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              7            158
Merlin                       0              1             14
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              4
Unknown Buteo                0              0             10
Unknown Falcon               0              0              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              8

Total:                       3            830          13108
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:45:00 
Observation end   time: 10:45:00 
Total observation time: 1 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
Bonnie Ginader


Weather:
Mostly clear along the lake with some cloud cover to the south.  WNW wind
to 15 mph with the temp. at 51 F.

Raptor Observations:
Almost nothing moving along the lake.

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant-15, Chimney Swift-2, Bank Swallow-2, Blue Jay-33,
Baltimore Oriole-1

Predictions:
A bit warmer, but still getting the northerly winds.  We'll see what
Tuesday brings.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
(email address filtered)



[PABIRDS] Black-billed Cuckoo-Valley Forge - John Freiberg - 2016-05-08 10:13:05


I saw and heard a Black-billed Cuckoo this morning at the Pawling Farm area of  Valley Forge. Yellow-billed Cuckoos were also in the same area.

John Freiberg
Audubon, PA



[PABIRDS] Pine Siskins, Washington County - g. g - 2016-05-08 09:01:48


So, this morning my son asked me to come outside and pointed to two Pine
Siskins in a maple tree in our backyard. I even got photos of them. I don't
know how he arranged such a nice Mother's Day present!

Enjoy the day!
Gigi Gerben
Washington County



[PABIRDS] Anhinga Delaware County - David Eberly - 2016-05-08 08:53:06


An anhinga flew over my home in Swarthmore, Delaware Co about 9:15 this
morning. It was headed SE in the direction of Heinz refuge just a few miles
away. This is where an anhinga summered last year.



[PABIRDS] Summer Tanager - Chambersburg - Bill Oyler - 2016-05-08 08:24:36


I found a Summer Tanager in the trees along the creek on the paths behind
Menno Haven retirement community at the north end of Chambersburg this
morning around 7:50 am.  I watched the bird for 20-25 minutes.  It stayed
high in the trees, gave solid views in the open, and sang often during the
first 15 minutes I watched it in the area near the little foot bridge along
the creek.  It started to move upstream and I followed it another five to
ten minutes before losing it.  The bird had a very large/thick bill,
orange-red face and throat, orange-red rump and under tail with a
mustard-yellow chest and belly.  At times the bird showed a crested look.
There were no dark wings or wing bars.

Bill Oyler
Chambersburg



[PABIRDS] Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine - North Shore, May 7, 2016 - Karyn Delaney - 2016-05-08 07:21:36


Subject:  Butler County - eBird Report - Moraine - North Shore, May 7, 2016

I walked the Butterfly Trails and the area around the McDanel's Boat Launch
yesterday, then car birded the remaining North Shore.  I saw a lot of FOY
birds for this side of the park.  FOY Highlights were:  5 Eastern
Kingbirds, 2 Least Flycatchers, 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 2 White-crowned
Sparrows.  FOY Warblers:  Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated
Green, Nashville, Ovenbird, Blue-winged, and Redstart.  Yellow-rumped
Warblers were everywhere and in large groups.  There was also a Spotted
Sandpiper at Watts Bay.

Complete list below.  Enjoy migration,

Karyn Delaney


Moraine - North Shore, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
May 7, 2016 11:30 AM - 4:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
20.0 mile(s)
47 species

Canada Goose  5
Double-crested Cormorant  18
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Mourning Dove  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Least Flycatcher  2     FOY
Eastern Phoebe  4
Eastern Kingbird  5     FOY
White-eyed Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  2
Purple Martin  14
Tree Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  4
House Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3     FOY
Eastern Bluebird  1
Wood Thrush  8
American Robin  8
Gray Catbird  6
Ovenbird  1     FOY
Blue-winged Warbler  1     FOY
Nashville Warbler  1     FOY
Common Yellowthroat  8
Hooded Warbler  5
American Redstart  1     FOY
Blackburnian Warbler  1     FOY
Yellow Warbler  18
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1     FOY
Palm Warbler  1     FOY
Yellow-rumped Warbler  54     Birds were everywhere in the park today, in
large groups.
Black-throated Green Warbler  3     FOY
Chipping Sparrow  2
White-crowned Sparrow  2     FOY
Song Sparrow  7
Eastern Towhee  15
Northern Cardinal  9
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  3
Baltimore Oriole  7
American Goldfinch  3

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29481331

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



[PABIRDS] Middle Creek Bobolinks and Orchard Oriole - Paul Blank - 2016-05-08 07:06:57


Yesterday afternoon at middle Creek saw six Bobolinks just beyond stop three, also on the little loop you can take to the leftoff of the driving tour beyond stop three Saw an Orchard oriole towards the end.
Paul Blank
Lancaster County

Sent from my iPhone



[PABIRDS] Red-headed Woodpecker Franklin CO - Bob Keener - 2016-05-08 05:25:46


Rhodes Grove, Brown's Mill

Bob Keener



[PABIRDS] FOY Ruby Throated Hummingbird / Adams County - Jason Verdier - 2016-05-08 03:46:50


Good morning all,
Had our FOY Ruby Throated Hummingbird last evening (male.  Still have 2 White Throated Sparrows, and 2 White Crowned Sparrows present at the feeders as well.  Wish some of the Grackles would move on.....never had this many.

Jason Verdier
Lake Meade / Adams County



[PABIRDS] Lebanon Co Lawrence's warbler - Mary Coomer - 2016-05-08 00:51:46


Lisa Black and I had great looks at a Lawrence's warbler on Sat May 7 at Memorial Lake State park.
Photos can be seen here
https://flic.kr/p/G33eQH

Mary CoomerPalmyraLebanon Co PA



[PABIRDS] Nocturnal migrants, Allegheny - Geoff Malosh - 2016-05-07 22:34:15


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[PABIRDS] Presque Isle: 106 species, 21 warblers, Cerulean Warbler, Glaucous Gull, Fish Crow? - Geoff Malosh - 2016-05-07 21:56:26


I birded Presque Isle State Park today from dawn to nearly dusk, meeting up
at times with the field trips of Presque Isle Audubon's annual birding
festival, and (re-)connecting with many friends old and new. After what had
apparently been a dismal stretch for neo-tropical migrants this past week on
the park, the light south winds last night carried in a wonderful wave of
warblers and other migrants to the east end of Presque Isle, where I stayed
the whole day. Among my total of 106 species for the day were 21 warblers,
by far the highlight of which was a beautiful male Cerulean Warbler on Gull
Point Trail in the late afternoon, the first Cerulean I have seen on the
park since 1994. The other rarest bird of the day was a Glaucous Gull at
Gull Point, which departed around 4pm and headed southeast over land,
perhaps toward the Lakeview Landfill. Shorebirds at the point included
Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Dunlin, and Solitary Sandpiper, along with at
least 51 Common Terns. A Merlin came through late and buzzed the terns.

While I was birding Dead Pond Trail in the morning, I heard what I could
only take for the distinctly nasal "cah" of a Fish Crow, but I could not
locate the bird. About a half hour later as I was driving over to Pine Tree
Trail, I heard the call again, even closer this time, in the vicinity of the
Sunset Point parking area, but again I could not locate it (no idea how I
could have not this second time). Anyway, I could never confirm this as an
actual Fish Crow, but I did hear from a few other folks on the east end of
the park today that I was not the only one who heard this. Hopefully it was
verified.

Here is my full list of warblers from today. Pine Tree Trail and Dead Pond
Trail were both very active all morning.

Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush (Pine Tree)
Blue-winged Warbler (Gull Point and Pine Tree)
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler (Gull Point)
Northern Parula
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler (excessively abundant)
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler (excessively abundant)
Pine Warbler 
Yellow-rumped Warbler (excessively abundant)
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler (Dead Pond)

A few other interesting birds today included a flyover Bobolink at Dead Pond
and a Purple Finch enjoyed by dozens of birders at Fry's Landing. The only
Scarlet Tanager for the day was a very high flying bird over Pine Tree after
dawn. A male and female Northern Shoveler were on one of the small wetland
pools on Gull Point. Lincoln's Sparrow was at Beach 11.

Here is my Gull Point checklist with crappy digiscoped photos of the
Glaucous and Cerulean (I didn't feel like hauling my camera gear out there
today): http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29476420


Good birding,

Geoff Malosh
Allegheny County



[PABIRDS] SGL 213 Crawford County - Shawn Collins - 2016-05-07 21:42:43


After the PISP festival today, I stopped a few areas in SGL 213 on my way
home. I had a good amount of the resident breeders have moved in.

Highlights

4 Yellow Throated Vireos
2 Am Redstarts
1 Cerulean Warbler
1 Hooded Warbler
3 Blue Wing Warblers
2 Veery
1 Common Gallinule ( heard)
2 Sora ( heard)
3 Marsh Wrens
1 Eastern Kingbird
1 Least Flycatcher
2 Great Crested Flycatcher
3 Baltimore Orioles
1 Rose Breasted Grosbeak
1 Scarlet Tanager
1 Yellow Billed Cuckoo

Good Birding
Shawn Collins
Crawford County



[PABIRDS] Festival of Birds PISP Erie County today - Shawn Collins - 2016-05-07 21:32:52


I was a leader on a few walks today and the birds were Everywhere!  My
group started at the Rotary Pavilion....birds here were were

Many Baltimore Orioles
Many Rose Breasted Grosbeaks
Many Purple Martins
1 Pine Siskin
1 Cape May Warbler

A text to our bird alert group from Geoff Malosh saying he had many species
of warblers at Pine Tree Trail...I Re-routed my group and we went to Pine
Tree.   The warblers and birds were EVERYWHERE!

Pine Tree

Many Cape May Warblers ( giving so many great looks)
Many Northern Waterthrushes ( est...about 5 all singing at various spots of
the trail)
American Redstarts
Bay Breasted Warbler
Black and White Warblers
Wilson's Warbler ( First heard...I played the call to my group confirming
the bird.  The bird stayed low...we watched the area for a good amount of
time....6 people including myself saw the bird show for a few moments and
sulk back in the brush)
Black Throated Blue Warbler
Black Throated Green Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Blue Wing Warbler
Chestnut Sided Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Pine Warbler ( so many of these guys)
Ovenbird ( many)
Palm Warbler ( too many lol)
Yellow Rumps ( way too many)
Swainsons Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Great Crested Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Osprey
Red Breasted Nuthatch ( a lifer for many in my group)
Warbling Vireo
Blue Headed Vireo
Pine Siskins (  a lifer for a few folks in my group)
White Crowned Sparrows ( huge groups )
White Throated Sparrows ( huge groups)
Ruby Crowned Kinglets ( a half dozen or so)
3 Baltimore Orioles
1 Orchard Oriole
4 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks

Beach 11 Parking area

Many Ovenbirds
2 Blue Wing Warblers
5 Black Throated Green Warblers
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
many White Throated and White Crowned Sparrows
1 Indigo Bunting
1 Field Sparrow
4 Savannah Sparrows
3 Pine Warblers
1 Merlin
1 Peregrine Falcon
2 Nashville Warblers
many Palms, Yellow Rumps, Yellows
7 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks
5 Baltimore Orioles
1 Scarlet Tanager
2 Caspian Terns

Fry's Landing
Much of the same from the other areas

Sidwalk Trail
1 Brewsters Warbler
Many of the same birds from other spots.  Another birder here had described
a bird, that leads us to believe she had a Virginia Rail...which is
possible.

Can't wait until tomorrow!!

Good Birding

Shawn Collins
Crawford County



[PABIRDS] Solitary Sandpiper and Rubythroated Hummingbird Levittown Bucks County - Linda Rowan - 2016-05-07 20:38:58


Thankful for some sunshine today.  While hosting a barbecue for fellow birders we had Solitary Sandpiper along the creek in the Dogwood section of Levittown.  Also had red tails active and being harassed by Black Birds.  First of the year Ruby Throated Hummingbird coming to Eastern Columbine and Coral Bells.

Linda Rowan
Levittown, PA



Re: [PABIRDS] Warblers and some other FOYs, Little Schuykill River, Schuykill County - Heveran . - 2016-05-07 20:10:24


Hello PA Birders,
I mentioned in the previous post that I may have forgotten something. I certainly did! There were about 5 Black-and-White Warblers along the river, too.
Sincerely,
Paul heveran

From: (email address filtered)
To: (email address filtered)
Subject: Warblers and some other FOYs, Little Schuykill River, Schuykill County
Date: Sat, 7 May 2016 17:23:04 -0400



Hello PA Birders,
I went on a canoe excursion today with the Hawk Mountain Young Birders' Club on the Little Schuykill River. This was to conduct a wildlife survey along the river for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Several FOYs were seen and/or heard.  While I didn't keep an eBird list this time, I still have numbers or number ranges from what we saw. Highlights are below.
Worm-eating Warbler (FOY and lifer!) - 1, Black-throated Green Warbler (FOYs) - 2, Northern Parula - 1, Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5-10, American Redstart - 1, Chestnut-sided Warbler (FOYs) - 2, maybe 3, Northern (FOYs) and Louisiana Waterthrushes - about 5 each, a few more Louisiana than Northern, Ovenbird - 10-20, Spotted Sandpiper - 5-10, Solitary Sandpiper (FOYs) - about 5, Bald Eagle - 2-3, Scarlet Tanager (FOYs) - at least 2, Blatimore Orioles - 5-10, Rose-breasted Grosbeak (FOY) - 1, Wood Thrush - about 5.
Other notable birds that I did not see or hear but others recorded during the canoe trip: Black-throated Blue, Blue-winged, and Yellow Warbers, and about 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos.
Perhaps I'm forgetting a few.
Good birding,
Paul Heveran



[PABIRDS] Allegheny Co - Boyce Mayview Migrants - Ryan Tomazin - 2016-05-07 19:41:27


Spent 2 hours at Boyce Mayview later this afternoon, and had a few (very few) things of interest:

Chestnut-sided Warbler
White-throated Sparrow - 3-4
Nashville Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Indigo Bunting - this one was making a chirring call in between 'spit's

A whole bunch of grackles and Red-wings roosted up together at 5:15. Haven't seen that in May before.

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA



[PABIRDS] Whip-poor-wills, Barred Owls, Jefferson Co. - drichards7 - 2016-05-07 17:35:30


This morning I heard a pair of Whip-poor-wills and a couple of Barred Owls off of O'Donnell Road in the middle of nowhere, Jefferson County.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake



Re: [PABIRDS] Common Gallinule - Martin's Creek Environmental Preserve - Northampton County - steve cottrell - 2016-05-07 17:02:40




[PABIRDS] common gallinule, berks - Rudolph Keller - 2016-05-07 16:50:22


See below.


> Lake Ontelaunee (IBA), Berks, Pennsylvania, US
> May 7, 2016 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 5.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     Overcast, 52F.
> 53 species
>
> Snow Goose  1
> Canada Goose  45
> Mute Swan  3
> Wood Duck  8
> Mallard  4
> Ring-necked Duck  5     One of the most likely non-breeding ducks to 
> linger.
> Common Loon  1
> Double-crested Cormorant  63
> Great Blue Heron  1
> Turkey Vulture  1
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> Common Gallinule  1     Seen at Peters Creek cove from railroad track. 
> Flew from right to left of cove, showing white vent area and white stripe 
> along side. Fed for awhile among waterlilies, where red frontal shield was 
> well seen. Back dark gray brown, otherwise gray. Has previously bred at L. 
> Ontelaunee and Glen Morgan L., but now only occasionally seen on 
> migration.
> Spotted Sandpiper  2
> Bonaparte's Gull  8
> Ring-billed Gull  1
> Mourning Dove  2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
> Hairy Woodpecker  1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2
> Eastern Phoebe  3
> Great Crested Flycatcher  3
> Warbling Vireo  2
> Blue Jay  15
> American Crow  2
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow  20
> Tree Swallow  20
> Barn Swallow  30
> Cliff Swallow  30
> Carolina Chickadee  1
> Tufted Titmouse  4
> White-breasted Nuthatch  2
> House Wren  4
> Carolina Wren  2
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
> Eastern Bluebird  1
> Wood Thrush  6
> American Robin  10
> Gray Catbird  10
> Northern Mockingbird  1
> Ovenbird  2
> Common Yellowthroat  3
> Yellow Warbler  2
> White-throated Sparrow  3
> Song Sparrow  3
> Eastern Towhee  2
> Scarlet Tanager  1
> Northern Cardinal  4
> Red-winged Blackbird  30
> Common Grackle  12
> Orchard Oriole  1
> Baltimore Oriole  5
> House Finch  2
> American Goldfinch  4
>
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29468435
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa)
>
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County



[PABIRDS] Warblers and some other FOYs, Little Schuykill River, Schuykill County - Heveran . - 2016-05-07 16:23:04


Hello PA Birders,
I went on a canoe excursion today with the Hawk Mountain Young Birders' Club on the Little Schuykill River. This was to conduct a wildlife survey along the river for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Several FOYs were seen and/or heard.  While I didn't keep an eBird list this time, I still have numbers or number ranges from what we saw. Highlights are below.
Worm-eating Warbler (FOY and lifer!) - 1, Black-throated Green Warbler (FOYs) - 2, Northern Parula - 1, Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5-10, American Redstart - 1, Chestnut-sided Warbler (FOYs) - 2, maybe 3, Northern (FOYs) and Louisiana Waterthrushes - about 5 each, a few more Louisiana than Northern, Ovenbird - 10-20, Spotted Sandpiper - 5-10, Solitary Sandpiper (FOYs) - about 5, Bald Eagle - 2-3, Scarlet Tanager (FOYs) - at least 2, Blatimore Orioles - 5-10, Rose-breasted Grosbeak (FOY) - 1, Wood Thrush - about 5.
Other notable birds that I did not see or hear but others recorded during the canoe trip: Black-throated Blue, Blue-winged, and Yellow Warbers, and about 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos.
Perhaps I'm forgetting a few.
Good birding,
Paul Heveran



[PABIRDS] Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (07 May 2016) 16 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-05-07 15:02:13


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 07, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              9
Turkey Vulture               0              1             24
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       2             16             45
Bald Eagle                   1              3             32
Northern Harrier             1              2             22
Sharp-shinned Hawk           7             25             78
Cooper's Hawk                2              8             16
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            1              8             18
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              7
Broad-winged Hawk            2             83            316
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              1             33
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              3             12
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              1
American Kestrel             0              1             12
Merlin                       0              1              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0              2             23

Total:                      16            155            655
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Observation start time: 11:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:15:00 
Total observation time: 3.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Itzel Mendoza, Patricia Dumandan

Weather:
scattered rainshowers, overcast, E winds(1-3 mph)

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

=======================================================================Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ((email address filtered))
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



[PABIRDS] Presque Isle Hawk Watch, Erie County for May 7, 2016 - Jerry McWilliams - 2016-05-07 14:31:11


Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 07, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             272            495          11466
Osprey                       0              1             22
Bald Eagle                  17             31            139
Northern Harrier             3              6             40
Sharp-shinned Hawk          23            122            462
Cooper's Hawk                0              3             45
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0            103
Broad-winged Hawk           38            133            221
Red-tailed Hawk             16             26            403
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              8
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             3              7            158
Merlin                       0              1             14
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              4
Unknown Buteo                0              0             10
Unknown Falcon               0              0              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              8

Total:                     372            827          13105
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams, Mike Weible, Russ States

Visitors:
Russ States and Mike Weible assisted with the count for a short while.  I
was a bit dissapointed that of the 190+ birding festival participants only
three people stopped by, and that was when I was closing up shop.  The
local regulars stopped to visit including Joao Taveres, Carolyn Sturtevant,
Dean Zeller, Bob Grubbs, Brian Berchtold, Mary Birdsong, Sam Stull, and
Mark Lethaby.   


Weather:
Clear becoming cloudy with light variable wind.  Temps. reaching the low
70s.

Raptor Observations:
A steady, but light flight, until the heavy clouds moved in shortly after
the 1100 EST hour. The flight completely shut down 1200 EST. The wind was
light and never remained favorable for very long.  Just when the wind came
out of the SW within a few minutes it would switch to a lake breeze.  Birds
came through high with some brief kettling, 

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue Jays continue to pour through with a thousand counted through the
course of the watch.  Other migrants noted were Common Loon-2, Chimney
Swift-4, Indigo Bunting-2, Eastern Kingbird-1, Yellow-rumped Warbler-1,
Black-throated Green Warbler-1, several unidentified warblers, Baltimore
Oriole-16, American Goldfinch-21.

Predictions:
Some sun, but much cooler with NW wind.  Not likely to be much.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
(email address filtered)



[PABIRDS] Glossy Ibises Berks County - Dan Altif - 2016-05-07 14:24:54


There are currently 3 Glossy Ibises in a shallow pond along Virginville Rd. Daniel Altif



[PABIRDS] Nesting Sandhill Cranes - Lawrence Co. - Mark Vass - 2016-05-07 13:49:57


There was a pair of Sandhill Cranes with a small colt in the field along
Nelson Rd. this morning

also a hen Redhead was at the McConahy Rd. gravel pond

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



[PABIRDS] Common Gallinule - Martin's Creek Environmental Preserve - Northampton County - Richard Rehrig - 2016-05-07 13:49:02






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