State First Records

107-01-2020 Tundra Bean-Goose Delaware

Species: Tundra Bean-Goose (Anser serrirostris)

Number of individuals observed: 1

Date of sighting: 12-16-2020 – 12-20-2020

County: Delaware

Location: Crum Creek Reservoir, Springfield Country Club, Springton Reservoir, Springfield Township Golf Course

GPS coordinates: 39.925, -75.35

Observer(s): Rob Fergus, Jason Horn, Paul Budde, many others (see eBird checklists)

Date of submission: 12-26-2020

Submitted by: Paul Budde

Supporting evidence:

Written description: yesPhotograph: yesVideo: noAudio recording: noSpecimen: no

eBird Checklist(s): https://ebird.org/checklist/S77566245, https://ebird.org/checklist/S77569879, https://ebird.org/checklist/S77669552, see full list of eBird submissions

All confirmed media submitted to eBird: https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?bmo=12&taxonCode=tunbeg1&yr=YCUSTOM&mr=MCUSTOM&ey=2020&region=Pennsylvania, United States (US)&regionCode=US-PA&by=2020&q=Tundra Bean-Goose – Anser serrirostris

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Posted in first round, Pending Reports, Voting In Progress

817-01-2020 Brewer’s Sparrow Westmoreland

Species: Brewer’s Sparrow (Spizella breweri)

Number of individuals observed: 1

Date of sighting: 09/04/2020-9/10/2020

County: Westmoreland

Location: Rector – Powdermill Nature Reserve

GPS coordinates: n/a

Observer(s): Mark Vass, Michael David, Aaron Yappert, Catherine Werth, Kevin Chumpitaz, Luke DeGroote, Shaina Kenny, Kyleigh Godsey, Rose Mizerak, Mike Fialkovich

Date of submission: 09/06/2020, 11/02/2020, 11/22/2020

Submitted by: Mark Vass, Annie Lindsay, Mike Fialkovich

Supporting evidence:

Written description: yes Photograph: yes (eBird) Video: no Audio recording: no Specimen: no

eBird Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73188752

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

255-01-2020 Pacific Golden-Plover Dauphin

Species: Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva)

Number of individuals observed: 1

Date of sighting: 2020-07-16

County: Dauphin

Location: Harrisburg – Wildwood Nature Center

GPS coordinates: none

Observer(s): Will Zook, Wilmer Zook, and others (see eBird checklists)

Date of submission: 2020-07-20

Submitted by: Will Zook

Supporting evidence:

Written description: yes Photograph: yes Video: no Audio recording: no Specimen: no

eBird Checklists: Checklists with confirmed media: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71553022, https://ebird.org/checklist/S71552224, https://ebird.org/checklist/S71667488, https://ebird.org/checklist/S71560252, https://ebird.org/checklist/S71554023, https://ebird.org/checklist/S71540585, https://ebird.org/pa/checklist/S71549037, https://ebird.org/checklist/S71562643

All confirmed media submitted to eBird: https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?bmo=7&taxonCode=pagplo&yr=YCUSTOM&mr=MCUSTOM&ey=2020&region=Dauphin,%20Pennsylvania,%20United%20States%20(US)&emo=7&regionCode=US-PA-043&by=2020&q=Pacific%20Golden-Plover%20-%20Pluvialis%20fulva

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Posted in Pending Reports, second round, Voting In Progress

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

344-01-1992 Mew Gull

Mew Gull — Blue Marsh Lake, Berks County; January 3, 1992. Photos by Frank Haas. This bird was originally found on January 2nd by Jonathan Heller at nearby Lake Ontelaunee. Note the unmarked, yellow bill, the dark eye, the dark smudges on the head and neck, and the slightly smaller size and darker mantle compared to the surrounding Ring-billed Gulls green new balance. This bird represents the 1st record for Berks County and the 1st record for Pennsylvania!

This photo shows the wingtip pattern, revealing the large amount of white on the outermost primaries.

 

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed
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