Northampton County Records

035a-01-2012 Shearwater species

Species: Shearwater species

Date of Sighting: 10-30-2012 12:31 PM
County : Northampton
Location : Lake Minsi
GPS Coordinates: 40.91348, -75.17331
Observer(s): Matthew Sabatine
Date of Submission: 12-17-2012 20:07:38
Submitted by: Matthew Sabatine

Written Description: YES Photo: NO Specimen: NO Recording: NO


Shearwater Species 10-30-12 Northampton

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Posted in Class IV-B, Completed, Not Accepted

093-02-2011 White Ibis

White Ibis at Green Pond, Northampton 24-25 July 2011. The immature at Green Pond was photographed next to an out-of-range Sandhill Crane which provided a unique comparison of these two species.

White Ibis- Green Pond, Northampton Co., photo by Dustin Welch

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

830b-01-1996 Saltmarsh Sparrow

Saltmarsh Sparrow — Lake Minsi, Northampton County on November 12, 1996. Photo by Rick Wiltraut. Note the contrast between the orange face triangle and the lighter throat. This bird represents the 1st for Northampton County and only the 2nd record for Pennsylvania!

Saltmarsh Sparrow — Lake Minsi, Northampton County on November 12, 1996. Photo by Rick Wiltraut. Note the dark, submustouchial stripe and light breast with very little buff.

Saltmarsh Sparrow — Lake Minsi, Northampton County on November 12, 1996. Photo by Jason Horn. Note the heavy, dark breast streaking, light throat, and submustouchial stripe.


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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

Cattle Egret – Northampton County

This species was NOT on the “Review List” at the time of this sighting but is now listed on the review list due to the recent decline in yearly sightings. 

Cattle Egret — Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton County; April 25, 2007. Photos by Dustin Welch. This breeding-plumaged bird was found by Rick Wiltraut. Once common along the lower Susquehanna River in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Cattle Egrets are now an unusual find anywhere in the state.

 

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Posted in notable species

557-02-2005 Western Kingbird

This bird was found by Arlene Koch on a snag in her backyard. Note the very light throat and breast, the lemon-yellow belly, the pale gray head, and the white edging on the outer tail feathers. This bird represents the 2nd record for Northampton County.

Western Kingbird — Koch farm, Williams Township, Northampton County; October 30, 2005. Photos by Dave DeReamus.

Again, note the lemon-yellow belly, the pale gray head, and the white edging on the outer tail feathers, which is very visible in this photo.

Western Kingbird — Koch farm, Williams Township, Northampton County; October 30, 2005. Photos by Dave DeReamus.

 

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

839-01-2005 Harris’s Sparrow

Harris’s Sparrow — near Stone Church, Northampton County; January through March 2005. Photo by Mike Schall. Rick Wiltraut found this first-year bird on January 15th at the same spot that he found an adult the year before. Note the tan face and the black throat.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

839-01-2004 Harris’s Sparrow

Harris’s Sparrow — near Stone Church, Northampton County; February 27, 2004. Photo by Dave DeReamus. Rick Wiltraut found this adult winter bird on January 31st. Note the tan face, the black on the head and throat surrounding the pinkish bill, the white belly, the dark streaks on the back, and the plain gray rump.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

545-01-1997 Ash-throated Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher — Koch farm, Williams Township, Northampton County; November 26, 1997. 

This bird was found by Arlene Koch. It was present at the Koch property from November 24th to December 16th. These photos show the whitish throat, white wingbars, and the rufous edges on the wings. This bird represents the 1st record for both Northampton County and Pennsylvania!

Photos by Frank Haas.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed
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