Author: Drew Weber

067-01-2011 Brown Pelican

Unquestionably one of 2011’s major birding highlights for western Pennsylvania was the chance discovery by Rodgers of this bird as she drove past this small municipal reservoir in the late afternoon.  Fortunately, the bird remained overnight and was seen and

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115-01-2011 Barnacle Goose

Barnacle Goose — Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery County; February 24-27, 2011. Photo by Martin Dellwo. One fed with Canada Geese and a Greater White-fronted Goose. This species has become nearly annual in southeast Pennsylvania almost always found in flocks of Canada

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496-01-2009 Allen’s Hummingbird

Allen’s Hummingbird — near Leola, Lancaster County; December 12, 2009. Photos by Scott Weidensaul. This bird began visiting the feeder of Debra Raudenbush in late August! It was caught and banded by Scott on December 12th, who verified that it

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545-01-2009 Ash-throated Flycatcher

This bird was found by Mandy Pennypacker, Bob Snyder, Randy Miller, and Sid Hostetter during a Mount Gretna Bird Club walk. It was seen from November 20th to the 28th and represents the 1st record for Lebanon County and only

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268-01-2009 Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt — near Mount Pleasant, Lebanon County; May 15-18, 2009. Photo by Larry Usselman. This bird, found by Ramsay Koury, represents the 2nd record for Lebanon County. This photo was taken on May 17th.

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839-02-2009 Harris’s Sparrow

Harris’s Sparrow — near Steelville, Lancaster County; April 12-27, 2009. Photo by Tom Raub. This photo was taken on April 12, 2009. Harris’s Sparrow — near Steelville, Lancaster County; April 12-27, 2009. Photos by Drew Weber. These two photos were taken on

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839-01-2009 Harris’s Sparrow

Harris’s Sparrow — near Beech Creek, Clinton County; January 20, 2009. Photos by Wayne Laubscher. This bird represents the 1st record for Clinton County.

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576-01-2008 Cave Swallow

Cave Swallow — near Homer City, Indiana County on November 10, 2008. Photos by Roger Higbee. This bird was found by John Dudash on November 10th and unfortunately died on its way to a rehabber. This bird represents the 1st record

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838a-02-2008 “Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow

“Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow — Peace Valley Park, Bucks County; November 10, 2008. Photos by Howard Eskin. This bird was found by August Mirabella. These two photos show the absence of the dark lore line and the lighter, more orange tint to

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360-01-2008 Sabine’s Gull

Sabine’s Gull — Moraine State Park, Butler County; September 12, 2008. Photos by Geoff Malosh. These distant flight photos show the diagnostic white, black, and gray wing pattern of a bird found by Debbie Darney.

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