Swainson’s Hawk Records

186-01-2017 Swainson’s Hawk Philadelphia

Species: Swainson’s Hawk

Number of Individuals observed:  1

Date of Sighting:  10/25/2017

County :   Philadelphia

Location :  100 Spring Lane, Philadelphia; Manatawna Farms, Hagy’s Mill Rd

GPS Coordinates:  40.0605, -75.2561

Observer(s):  Anthony Croasdale, Dan Efroymson

Date of Submission:  10/30/2017, 11/3/2017

Submitted by:  Anthony Croasdale, Dan Efroymson

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

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Posted in Accepted, Class II, Completed

186-01-2016 Swainson’s Hawk Montgomery

Species:  Swainson’s Hawk

Number of Individuals:   1

Date of Sighting:   11/06/2016

County :    Montgomery

Location :    Militia Hill Hawkwatch Deck, Fort Washington State Park

GPS Coordinates:  40.120456, -75.222264

Observer(s):   Andrew Fayer, Judd Friedman

Date of Submission:   11/7/2016

Submitted by:  Andrew Fayer

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

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

186-02-2015 Swainson’s Hawk Montgomery

Species: Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)

Number of Individuals: 1

Date of Sighting: 10/23/2015

County : Montgomery

Location : Militia Hill Hawk Watch

GPS Coordinates:

Observer(s): Peter Burns and Andy Fayer

Date of Submission: 1/11/2016

Submitted by: Andy Fayer

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

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

186-01-2015 Swainson’s Hawk Schuylkill

Species:  Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsonii)

Number of Individuals:   1

Date of Sighting:   10/4/2015

County :    Schuylkill

Location :    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary – North Lookout

GPS Coordinates:  40.641683, -75.991509

Observer(s):   Pablo Santoja, David Barber

Date of Submission:   10/6/2015

Submitted by:  David Barber

 

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

 

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

186-03-2015 Swainson’s Hawk Lebanon

Species: Swainson’s Hawk

Number of Individuals observed:  1

Date of Sighting:  5/2/2015

County :   Lebanon

Location :  Patton Rd, North Londonderry Township

GPS Coordinates:  40.3512, -76.60805

Observer(s):  Brian Newhouse

Date of Submission:  2/26/2017

Submitted by:  Brian Newhouse

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

186-01-2012 Swainson’s Hawk

First Round
Species: Swainson’s Hawk         Buteo swainsoni
Date of Sighting:   9-11-2012
County :   Montgomery        Location :   Militia Hill Hawk Watch
GPS coordinates of sighting:  N 40.1205, W 75.2226
Observer(s): Chris Dooley,  Rich Conroy
Date of Submission: 9-12-2012
Submitted by:   Andy Fayer, Site Coordinator, Militia Hill Hawk Watch
Written Description:  YES           Photo: NO         Specimen: NO      Recording: NO

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

186-01-2011 Swainson’s Hawk

After two rounds of voting, several members were still of the opinion that the record was probably correct, but not beyond reasonable doubt.

 

Species: Swainson’s Hawk           Buteo swainsoni
Date of Sighting:  26 September 2011 to 26 September 2011
County : BERKS
Location : HAWK MOUNTAIN
Observer(s): Arlene Koch, Rudy Keller
Date of Submission: 2012
Submitted by: Arlene Koch

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

 

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Posted in Completed, Not Accepted

186-01-2003 Swainson’s Hawk

Species: Swainson’s Hawk Buteo swainsoni

Date of Sighting: 20 April 2003
County : CENTRE
Location : TUSSEY MOUNTAIN HAWKWATCH 40.7108 N, 77.9047 W
Observer(s): Mike Lanzone et al
Date of Submission: 2011
Submitted by: Ben Coulter
Written Description: added for 2nd round Photo: Yes Specimen: No Recording: No

 

Notes from the observers

Location- Tussey Mountain Hawkwatch Centre/Huntingdon Counties
Observers- Mike Lanzone, Dan Ombalski, Trish Miller, et.al.
I first spotted this bird in a glide with several Broad-winged Hawks during the afternoon approximately 3pm. It was gliding off a thermal and was easily identified at that time as a Swainson’s Hawk, with its slightly bowed wings and characteristic shape. It glided to the east of us and started to thermal up on just east side of the watch providing nice views. This bird was far, but easily identifiable binoculars and scope as an adult light morph. The birds dark flight feathers contrasted with the lighter under-wing, chocolaty breast. Its characteristic long narrow wings, straight leading edge, narrow hands and secondary bulge (which gives SWHAs their diagnostic shape) were all visible. The picture provided was taken with a 300mm lens and is scaled at 100% due to the distance, however was a little fuzzy, however all field marks are clearly visible and not cannot be confused with any other species. I have a lot of experience with Swainson’s Hawk, having observed over 3 million, some of which when I was a counter in Veracruz, MX.
Mike Lanzone


Below are the comments submitted during the first round of voting. We have opened the comments so you can discuss your thoughts with the other committee members before your second round of voting.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed
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