Eastern PA Birdline: 1/20/2017


Bohemian Waxwing,©Barry Kent Mackay

- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* January 20, 2017
* PAEA1701.20

- Birds mentioned

BARROW’S GOLDENEYE
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
ROSS’S GOOSE
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: January 20th at 1:00 PM
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 .

There will be a field trip to waterfowl and gull hotspots in nearby New 
Jersey with a stop at Oberly Road for field birds on January 21st.  Meet at 
the Tilghman Square parking lot, near the Red Robin restaurant, just west of 
Route 309 at 7:30 AM.  Trip leader will be Mark Boyd.

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 PPL POWER PLANT area, Northampton County:
At the boat launch area:
Spotted Sandpiper – 1 to at least 1/14.

Sightings from the EASTON area, Northampton County:
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE – 1 sporadically to at least 1/16 (female; along the 
Delaware River north of Easton).
Also Common Goldeneye.

Sightings from LYNN TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 1/14 (along Kunkle’s Mill Road).

Sightings from the ALLENTOWN area, Lehigh County:
At the Dorney Park pond:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE – 2 on 1/18.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Walt Road area:
ROSS’S GOOSE – 1 on 1/16, 1/18, and 1/19
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE – 1 on 1/16; 16 (high count) on 1/18 and 1/19
Cackling Geese – 1 on 1/16; 2 on 1/18; 3 on 1/19.

Sightings from DEEP CREEK / KNIGHT LAKE area, Montgomery County:
Common Goldeneye.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – 1 on 1/19.

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

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