Indiana County Records

650-02-2018 Townsend’s Solitaire Indiana

Species: Townsend’s Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi)

Number of Individuals observed:  1

Date of Sighting:  12/26/2018, 12/27/2018

County :   Indiana

Location :  Yellow Creek State Park

GPS Coordinates:  40.584282, -79.042640

Observer(s):  Ed Donley, Margaret Higbee, Michael David, David Yeany

Date of Submission:  12/28/2018, 1/9/2019

Submitted by:  Margaret Higbee, Michael David

Written Description:             Yes     Photo:            Yes     Specimen:     no   Recording:  no

eBird Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50999870

Video:  Townsend’s Solitaire, Indiana, PA

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Posted in first round, Pending Reports

360-01-2018 Sabine’s Gull Indiana

Species: Sabine’s Gull (Xema sabini)

Number of Individuals observed:  1

Date of Sighting:  9/11/2018

County :   Indiana

Location :  Yellow Creek State Park

GPS Coordinates:

Observer(s):  Mary Alice Koeneke, Glenn J. Koppel, Michael David

Date of Submission:  10/14/2018, 11/3/2018

Submitted by:  Mary Alice Koeneke, Michael David

Written Description:             Yes     Photo:            Yes     Specimen:     no   Recording:  no

eBird Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48447226https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48437113

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

331-02-2012 Red Phalarope

Species: Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicaria

Date of Sighting: 10-30-2012
County : Indiana, Penn Run, Brush Valley Township
Location : Yellow Creek State Park
GPS Coordinates: N 40.570789, W -79.016333
Observer(s): Tim Schreckengost
Date of Submission: 10-30-2012
Submitted by: Tim Schreckengost, Eleanor Kwik

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

Documentation

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

332a-04-2012 Jaeger Species

Species: Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
report modified to Jaeger Species in round two voting and accepted.
Date of Sighting: 10-30-2012
County : Indiana; Penn Run, Brush Valley Township
Location : Yellow Creek State Park, Swimming Beach
GPS Coordinates: N 40.579216, W -79.006046
Observer(s): Tim Schreckengost, also Lee Carnahan, Gloria (do not know last name), and one other fellow
Date of Submission: 10-30-2012
Submitted by: Tim Schreckengost

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

Documentation


First Round Votes: 5/2
First Round comments:
6/16/2013 14:30 Cameron Rutt Class IV-B – insufficient evidence for evaluation. I would accept this report as “jaeger sp.” but feel uncomfortable assigning it to species-level status. Relative terms without birds to directly compare with in the field OR without comparisons to other known lengths/widths on that same bird are very difficult to assess from a written report. The observer noted that the “tail feathers did not come to a point like a parasitic,” but did not go on to describe what the tail feathers looked like. I understand the difficult of documenting birds like this, even those readily identifiable in the field, especially in stormy weather conditions; however, I believe this necessitates us to take a more conservative approach to these birds.
6/9/2013 2:52 Dave DeReamus Class III – Sight record documented by one observer.
6/11/2013 2:33 Devich Farbotnik Class IV-A – record is probably correct, but not beyond reasonable doubt.
6/4/2013 16:32 Drew Weber Class III – Sight record documented by one observer. This was a tricky one to decide on. I think that the observer took care to eliminate other species.
3/3/2013 9:05 Mike Fialkovich Class III – Sight record documented by one observer.
10/2/2013 23:33 Ben Coulter Class III – Sight record documented by one observer.
1/23/2014 12:47 Mike Lanzone Class II – Sight record documented independently by 2 or more people.

Second Round – Committee Modified and Accepted Report 6/0 as Jaeger Species Class III

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

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 for Indiana County! The first two photos show the buffy throat and face surrounding the dark cap on top of the head and the cinnamon forehead.

Here, note the buffy rump patch.

Here’s another view of the buffy throat.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

557-01-2005 Western Kingbird

Western Kingbird — Indiana County; July 22, 2005. Photo by Roger Higbee.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

102-01-1993 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks — Loyalhanna Lake, Westmoreland/Indiana County; June 14, 1993. Photo by Mike Fialkovich.
There were eleven birds originally found there on June 8th that remained until June 22nd. This photo shows three of the birds. This was a year when this species was found in several neighboring states both to the north and south of womens jordans cheap online Pennsylvania. These birds represent the 1st record for Pennsylvania!

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed
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