Franklin County Records

321-01-2015 Ruff Franklin

Species:  Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

Number of Individuals:   1

Date of Sighting:   9/26/2015

County :    Franklin

Location :    Greencastle Reservoir

GPS Coordinates:  39.792504, -77.688986

Observer(s):   Mark Vaas, Ian Gardner, Geoff Malosh, Michael David, Dale Gearhart, Vern Gauthier

Date of Submission:   9/27/2015, 12/29/2015

Submitted by:  Mark Vaas, Ian Gardner, Michael David, Shannon Thompson, Geoff Malosh

 

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

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

186-02-2012 Swainson’s Hawk Buteo swainsoni

Species: Swainson’s Hawk Buteo swainsoni
Number of Individuals observed: 1
Date of Sighting: 10-17-2012
County : Franklin
Location : Tuscorora Mountain near Fannett, PA, not near road
GPS Coordinates: not available
Observer(s): Randy Flament
Date of Submission: 3-28-2014
Submitted by: Submitted by Michael Lanzone for Randy Flament

Written Description: yes Photo: x 3 Specimen: no Recording: no

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

261-04-2012 Piping Plover

Species: Piping Plover Charadrius melodus

Date of Sighting: 10-30-2012
County : Franklin
Location : Hamilton Township, Back Creek off of Edgewater Drive
GPS Coordinates: 39.923832 ,-77.737649
Observer(s): Chris Blazo, Bill Oyler, Lori Nichols
Date of Submission: 10-30-2012
Submitted by: Chris Blazo; Second Report submitted by Bill Oyler 11-03-2012

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

Documentation

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Posted in Accepted, Class II, Completed

382-01-2012 Black Skimmer

Species: Black Skimmer Rynchops niger

Date of Sighting: 10-30-2012
County : Franklin
Location : Hamilton Township, Back Creek off of Edgewater Dr.
GPS Coordinates: 39.923832 ,-77.737649
Observer(s): Chris Blazo, Bill Oyler, Laurie ?
Date of Submission: 10-30-2012
Submitted by: Chris Blazo

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

Documentation

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

889-01-2012 Lesser Goldfinch

Species: Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria
Date of Sighting:  9 April 2012 to 9 April 2012
County : FRANKLIN     Location : SHADY GROVE
Observer(s): Dale Gearhart, Carl Garner, Bill Oyler, Eric Martin, Robert Carmack, Marion Carmack, Bob Keener
Date of Submission: 2012
Submitted by: Dale Gearhart
 Written Description:  Yes      Photo: Yes        Specimen: No         Recording: No

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

093-07-2011 White Ibis

Species: White Ibis              Eudocimus albus
Date of Sighting:  8 August 2011 to 8 August 2011
County : FRANKLIN
Location : CHAMBERSBURG
Observer(s): Larry Lehman, Bill Oyler
Date of Submission: 2011
Submitted by: Bill Oyler
Written Description:  Yes            Photo: No            Specimen: No             Recording: No

 

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

102-04-2010 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck — near Chambersburg, Franklin County; August 14, 2010. Photos by Dave Cooney.
This bird was found by the landowner, Sandy Powers. It represents the 1st record for Franklin County.

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Posted in Accepted

820-01-2006 Lark Sparrow

Lark Sparrow — near Chambersburg, Franklin County; January 2006. Photo by Bob Moul. This bird was seen along Shatzer Road, north of Chambersburg, from January 10th into May. Note the distinctive head pattern and dark spot on the plain gray breast. More photos of this bird can be found on Bob Moul’s website.


1999

Lark Sparrow — Rock Springs, Centre County; May 15, 1999. Photo by Franklin Haas.


1982

Lark Sparrow — Ronks, Lancaster County; January 9, 1982. Photo by Fred Habegger. This bird was found by Bob Schutsky at his feeders. It represents the first photo-documented record for Pennsylvania!


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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed
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