THE BIRD REPORT
The following Bird Sightings: birds of note were reported from Sept. 15 to Nov. 18, 2021 at Presque Isle S.P., unless noted otherwise.
Cackling Goose 1; Oct. 20; Waterford; J.H.
Surf Scoter--1; Sept. 20; Sunset Point (Waterbird count); J.M. Record early in the county by about a week.
Red-necked Grebe 1; Nov. 5 & 13; Sunset Point (Waterbird count); J.M. (Below)
American Avocet 1; Oct. 5; Elk Creek access; B.Gu., fide R.D.
American Golden Plover 1; Sept. 21; Sunset Point (Waterbird count); J.M.
1; Oct. 4; Gull Point; J.M. 27; Oct.16; J. Bo
Red Knot 1; Oct. 4; Gull Point; J.M.
Stilt Sandpiper up to 2; to Sept. 19; Gull Point; J.M.
Long-billed Dowitcher 1; Sept. 23 & 25; Gull Point; E.H., P.F.
Parasitic Jaeger 2; Nov. 18; Sunset Point; E.H.
Purple Sandpiper 1; Nov. 14, Sunset Point; S.Sm, S.B.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1; Sept. 28; Gull Point; E.H.
Dunlin 500; Nov. 2 ; Sunset Point (Waterbird count); J.M.
Jaeger species 2; Oct. 16; off Beach 1; J.Bo. 1; Oct. 27; P.I.; J.Bo.
Lesser Black-backed Gull total of 6; Oct. 3 to Nov 14; Presque Isle Downs and Casino parking lot & P.I.; J.M. et al.
American Bittern 1; Oct. 1; Sunset Point (Waterbird count); J.M. Sitting on the water with a Peregrine circling it.
Cattle Egret 1; Nov. 10; Edinboro; hit by car, taken to Tamarack rehab.; fide S.S.
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1; Oct. 17; Gull Point; J.Bo.
Black Vulture 1; Oct. 8; Vista 1; T.S., F.W.. First county fall record.
Northern Saw-whet Owl total of 9; Oct. 27 to Nov. 6; one at the TREC and six were banded by E.B.O. at Fry’s landing; S.S., R.D.
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1; Sept. 21; Dead Pond Trail; N.H.
Lapland Longspur 2; Nov. 9; Gull Point; R.D. 1; Nov. 11; Gull Point; R.D. (Below)
Grasshopper Sparrow 1; Sept. 26; foot of State Street; S.K. Flew into a hotel window and was temporarily stunned. Second latest fall record.
Yellow-headed Blackbird 1; Sept. 13; Gull Point; J.B., J.M.
Northern Waterthrush 1; to Nov. 5; Presque Isle; J.Bo.; Record late in the county by about a month.
Orange-crowned Warbler 1; Sept. 30; Dead Pond Trail; J.M. J.T. 1; Oct. 25; Leo’s landing; J.M.
Connecticut Warbler 1; Sept. 17; Thompson Circle; J.M. 1; Oct. 1; Erie; K.A.
Mourning Warbler 1; Oct. 11; Fry’s landing; fide B.G. First October record. Banded at Fry’s landing
Cape May Warbler 1; Nov. 6; Leo’s; K.L. (See Below)
Blackburnian Warbler 1; Oct. 15; Presque Isle; J.Bo.; record late in the county by about two weeks.
Dickcissel 1; Oct. 5; Dead Pond Trail; N.H.
Contibutors: K.A.-Katie Andersen, J.B.-Justin Berkheimer, J.Bo. Jason Bojczyk, S.B-Sara Busch, R.D.-Roger Donn, P.F.-Pete Fenner, B.G.-Bonnie Ginader, B.Gu.-Brian Gula, E.H.- Eric Hall, N.H.-Nathan Hall, J.H.-Jamie Hill, S.K.-Scott Kinzey, K.L.-Ken Limmer, J.M.-Jerry McWilliams, S.S.-Sara Sargent, S.Sm.-Steve Schmit, T.S.-Tom Shepard, J.T.-John Taylor, F.W.-Fran Willis, E.B.O.-Erie Bird Observatory
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