Berks County Records

035-01-1999 Great Shearwater

Great Shearwater — Berks County; Sep 10, 1999. Photo by Scott Weidensaul. This bird was found grounded in Richmond Township, Berks County on September 9, 1999, after the passing of Hurricane Dennis. It was found in the parking lot of East Penn Manufacturing in Lyons, PA, by Sandra Montagner and taken later that day to Kutztown Animal Hospital, where Lee Simpson called Scott Weidensaul cheap air max 90 essential. Scott went to the clinic the following day, confirmed the identification, and Scott and Lee transported it to Tri-State Bird Rescue in Delaware, which was the only rehab facility that had seabird experience. At the time, the shearwater was emaciated and unresponsive. Despite the care it was given, it died September 14th. The skin was prepped as a museum specimen at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and placed in the collection of the Reading Public Museum. This bird represents the first photo-documented record for Pennsylvania.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

232-01-1999 Black Rail

This Black Rail was found at the Criket Farm Marsh in Albany Township, Berks County and seen by multiple observers.

Black Rail — Albany Township, Berks County; May 23, 1999. Photo by Devich Farbotnik.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph

746-01-1996 Kirtland’s Warbler Berks

Species: Kirtland’s Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii)

Number of Individuals observed:  1

Date of Sighting:  9/5/1996

County :   Berks

Location :  Egelman’s Park

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Observer(s):  Katrina Knight

Date of Submission:  1996

Submitted by:  Katrina Knight

Written Description: Yes     Photo: No      Specimen:     No       Recording:    No

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Posted in Pending Reports, second round