Eastern PA Birdline: 12/23/2016


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- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* December 23, 2016
* PAEA1612.23

- Birds mentioned

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
SNOW BUNTING
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
RED-THROATED LOON
RED CROSSBILLS (extralimital)

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: December 23rd at 1:00 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 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 NAZARETH QUARRY, Northampton County:
Snow Geese – ~100,000 on 12/18.

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK – 1 on 12/17 (fly-by).

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
SNOW BUNTINGS – up to ~60 to at least 12/20.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 to at least 12/22
Cackling Geese – up to 6 to at least 12/22
RED-THROATED LOON – 1 to at least 12/20.

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

A little farther afield, a group of RED CROSSBILLS has been seen in the Owl 
Creek Reservoir area along Owl Creek Road, east of Tamaqua in Schuylkill 
County.

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