Below are select records that have been recently submitted to PORC with attached photographs. Submit a photograph or video along with your rare bird sighting if you would like to see your observation featured here. If you have any questions whether a bird you saw has been submitted by someone else, please feel free to contact the PORC secretary or chairman.
Nelson’s Sparrow in Westmoreland County on Sep 29, 2021; Photo by Mike Fialkovich
Species: Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) Number of individuals observed: 2 Date of sighting: 01/24/2023 County: Chester Location: Swan Road Megaflock GPS coordinates: 39.965722,-75.967929 Observer: Ross Gallardy Date of submission: 10/15/2023 Submitted by: eBird Record Supporting evidence: Written description: yes Photograph: … 1909_2023_2935 Yellow-headed Blackbird Read More »
Species: Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) Number of individuals observed: 1 Date of sighting: 02/20/2023 County: Erie Location: Presque Isle SP (IBA) GPS coordinates: 42.15868, -80.0994568 Observer: Jerry McWilliams Date of submission: 10/15/2023 Submitted by: eBird Record Supporting evidence: Written description: … 0452_2023_2933 Purple Sandpiper Read More »
Species: LeConte’s Sparrow (Ammospiza leconteii) Number of individuals observed: 1 Date of sighting: 12/18/2022 County: Philadelphia Location: Pennypack on the Delaware GPS coordinates: 40.0285634,-75.0103783 Observer: Ashley Rathman, Mark Vass, and others Date of submission: 12/18/2022 Submitted by: Mark Vass Supporting … 1832_2022_2870 LeConte’s Sparrow Read More »