The following birds of note were reported from November 19, 2020 to January 11, 2021 from Presque Isle S.P. unless noted otherwise.
Snow Goose--2 white; Dec. 9 to 21; Edinboro Lake; J.H. 1 blue; Dec. 24; Long Pond; C.V. 1 white; Dec. 24; Edinboro Twp.; J.F.
Cackling Goose--up to 11; Dec. 20-26; Fairview Business Park; J.F.
King/Common eider--1; Dec. 1; Sunset Point (waterbird count); J.M.
Red-necked Grebe-- Up to 4; Nov. 19 to January 2; Beach 11; C.V., et al. 1; Dec. 2; Sunset Point (waterbird count); J.M. 1; Dec. 11; Sunset Point (Waterbird count); J.M.
Eared Grebe--1; Dec. 6 to at least Dec. 11; Edinboro Lake; J.H., et al.
Black-bellied Plover--1; Dec. 3; Sunset Point; C.V.; Record late in the county by three days.
Purple Sandpiper--2; Nov. 27; Sunset Point (Waterbird count); J.M. 1; Dec. 1; Sunset Point (waterbird count); J.M. 1; Dec. 6; Gull Point; J.B.
Franklin’s Gull--1; Dec. 29; Gull Point; C.V. Remains found and deposited in the TREC museum
Black-legged Kittiwake--1; Dec. 2; Sunset Point (waterbird count); J.M. Remains found at Gull Point the next day; C.V. Deposited in the TREC museum.
Iceland Gull--up to 3; Dec. 3 to Jan. 1; around Presque Isle; J.B., J.M.
Lesser Black-backed Gull--1; January 10; Marina Bay; J.M. 1; January 11; off vista 3; J.M.
Glaucous Gull--total of 3; Dec. 3 to Jan. 6; around Presque Isle; S.S., J.M.
Snowy Owl--1; Nov. 21; Gull Point; R.D., J.F. 1; Nov. 25; Parker Rd., Union City; B.S.
Long-eared Owl--1; Dec. 18; E of B-trail; R.D.
Short-eared Owl--1; Dec. 19; Sunset Point (waterbird count); J.F. 1; Dec. 23 & 24; Gull Point; T.S., J.F., resp. 1; Nov. 25; Gull Point; A.M.
Northern Shrike—total of 4; Nov. 28 to Jan. 10; various sites in the county; R.B., J.S., R.S.
Yellow-rumped (Audubon’s) Warbler--1;
Dec.13 & 15; Gull Point; S.S., C.V., resp.
Red Crossbill--1; Nov. 21; flying over Pine Tree Trail; M.S.
White-winged Crossbill--3; Nov. 29; flying over Gull Point; R.G.
Common Redpoll--up to 150; through the period; mainly the east end of the park, with smaller groups at various sites in the county. m.ob.
Evening Grosbeak--singles and small groups; periodically from November through December; various sites in the county; m.ob.
Contibutors: J.B.-Justin Berkheimer, R.B.-Ron Burkert, R.D.-Roger Donn, J.F.-Jennifer Ferrick, R.G.-Ross Gallardy, J.H.-Jamie Hill, A.M.- Andrew Mashburn, J.M.-Jerry McWilliams, S.S.- Steve Schmit, R.S.-Robert Scribner, M.S.- Matthew Shenck, B.Sm-Bret Smith, T.S.-Travis Suckow, J.S.-Joe Susi, C.V.-Connor Vara, m.ob.- many observers
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