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: 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 »
Species: Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) Number of individuals observed: 1 Date of sighting: 12/20/2022 County: Crawford Location: Espyville, Pymatuning Reservoir causeway GPS coordinates: 41.60672,-80.51052 Observer: Jerry McWilliams Date of submission: 12/20/2022 Submitted by: Jerry McWilliams Supporting evidence: Written description: yes … 0061_2022_2872 Common Eider Read More »
Species: Townsend’s Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) Number of individuals observed: 1 Date of sighting: 12/18/2022 County: Berks Location: Riverview Avenue, Bern Township GPS coordinates: 40.3853517,-75.9702559 Observer(s): Jo Spilde Date of submission: 12/18/2022 Submitted by: Jo Spilde Supporting evidence: Written description: yes … 1619_2022_2869 Townsend’s Warbler Read More »