Swallow-tailed Kite Records

168-02-2013 Swallow-tailed Kite

Species: Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
Number of Individuals observed: 1
Date of Sighting: 5-11-2013
County : Montgomery
Location : Whitemarsh Twp; next to Erdenheim Farm
GPS Coordinates:
Observer(s): Langhorne Smith, Hugh Sargent, Henry Crouter, Maisie Starr
Date of Submission: 5-16-2013
Submitted by: Langhorne Smith

Written Description: yes Photo: no Specimen: Recording:

 

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Posted in Class IV-A, Not Accepted

168-01-2013 Swallow-tailed Kite

Species: Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
Number of Individuals observed: 1
Date of Sighting: 4-28-2013
County : Schuylkill/Berks
Location : Hawk Mountain Sanctuary North Lookout
GPS Coordinates:
Observer(s): Chong Puan, Joe Binder
Date of Submission: 5-2-2013
Submitted by: L. Goodrick, Chong Puan

Written Description: yes Photo: no Specimen: Recording:

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

168-03-2012 Swallow-tailed Kite

Species:   Swallow-tailed Kite   Elanoides forficatus

Date of Sighting: 08-23-2012 1:10 PM

County : ADAMS

Location : Reading Township; Intersection of Possum Hollow Road and Route 234, East Berlin
Observer(s): Benjamin Leese

Date of Submission: 8-23-2012

Submitted by: Benjamin Leese

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

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

168-02-2012 Swallow-tailed Kite

Species: Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus

Date of Sighting: 30 April 2012 to 30 April 2012

County : ALLEGHENY Location : MARSHALL TOWNSHIP

Observer(s): Grace Smith

Date of Submission: 2012

Submitted by: Grace Smith, Mike Fialkovich

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

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

168-01-2012 Swallow-tailed Kite

The committee felt the written description was strong enough to support acceptance of this unmistakeable species.

Species: Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
Date of Sighting: 3 May 2012 to 3 May 2012
County : YORK Location : HELLAM TOWNSHIP
Observer(s): Jean Prescott, John Prescott
Date of Submission: 2012
Submitted by: Jean Prescott
Written Description: Yes Photo: No Specimen: No Recording: No

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

Swallow-tailed Kite Records

Note: All records listed here have been accepted by PORC and published in their Annual Report unless otherwise noted. All records are listed in reverse chronological order.

Near Newburg, Cumberland County; April 30, 2011. Photo by Andrew Markel.

Fort Washington State Park, Montgomery County; September 1, 2009. Photos by Devich Farbotnik.

Presque Isle, Erie County; April 21, 2009. Photos by Jerry McWilliams.

Colerain Township, Lancaster County; March 13, 2005. Photos by Tom Amico.

Somerset, Bedford County; May 17, 2004. Photo by Bill Zemaitis.


2011

Swallow-tailed Kite — near Newburg, Cumberland County; April 30, 2011. Photo by Andrew Markel. This distinctive bird was found and photographed by Andy.


2009

Swallow-tailed Kite — Fort Washington State Park, Montgomery County; September 1, 2009. Photos by Devich Farbotnik. This unmistakeable bird was seen flying over the Militia Hill hawkwatch. Here, the bird is eating a dragonfly.

Swallow-tailed Kite — Presque Isle, Erie County; April 21, 2009. Photos by Jerry McWilliams. This bird was seen circling over the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.


2005

Swallow-tailed Kite — Colerain Township, Lancaster County; March 13, 2005. Photos by Tom Amico. A couple horseback riding in Southern Lancaster County found this adult bird sitting on the ground at the base of a large pine along the Octoraro Creek. It seemed to have trouble holding its head upright and made no attempt to escape. They took the bird back to their house and tried to find someone that could help it, but the bird was dead within the hour. According to “The Birds of Pennsylvania” by McWilliams and Brauning (2000), this appears to be the earliest-ever record for the state, beating the listed early date of May 11th by almost two months.




2004

Swallow-tailed Kite — Somerset, Bedford County; May 17, 2004. Photo by Bill Zemaitis. This photo shows the distinctive forked tail and the black-and-white coloration.

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Posted in Accepted, Completed

168-01-2011 Swallow-tailed Kite

Photographed over Newburg, Cumberland, 30 April 2011 by Andrew Markel. With the exception of 2010, this species has been recorded annually.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

168-01-2003 Swallow-tailed Kite Blair

Species: Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)

Number of Individuals observed: 1

Date of Sighting: 5/27/2003

County :   Blair

Location :    Top of First Field, Brush Mountain, Bruce Bonta Property, part of Plummer’s Hollow Nature Reserve

GPS Coordinates: 40.64625, -78.250917

Observer(s): Marcia Bonta

Date of Submission:  1/27/2016

Submitted by: Marcia Bonta

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

 

 

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed
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