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
THE BIRD REPORT
The following birds of note were reported from January 12, 2021 to March 26, 2021 from Presque Isle S.P. unless noted otherwise.
Snow Goose--1 white; second week of March; Edinboro Lake; J.F., et al.
Cackling Goose--2; March 11; Presque Isle Hawk Watch; J.M.
Common Goldeneye X Hooded Merganser--1 male; March 5; off east pier; J.H.
Eared Grebe—1; March 1 to 22; Leo’s; J.M., et al.
Long-billed Dowitcher--2; March 21; Gull Point; J.Bo.; Earliest spring record in the county.
Snowy Owl--1; March 2; Edinboro; J.H.
Long-eared Owl--1; March 21 to 25; pines; R.D.
Short-eared Owl--1; Feb. 27 & 28; Gull Point; J.B., R.D., resp. 1; March 23; TREC; J.Bo. 1; March 24; Gull Point; R.S.
Northern Saw-whet Owl--1; March 24; pines; J.M.
Common Redpoll--singles and small groups; to at least March 24; throughout the county; mob.
Indigo Bunting--1 male; March 24 (record early by about two weeks); Erie; Erie resident
Black-headed Gull--1; Jan. 22; west pier; J.M., J.F
Herring Gull X Great Black-backed Gull--1 adult; Jan. 20 & 23; Presque Isle Bay; J.M.
Red-throated Loon--1; Jan. 16, 21, and Feb. 1 (late); Sunset Point; J.M.
Black Vulture--2; March 8; Presque Isle Hawk Watch at TREC; J.M., et al;
March 21; Presque Isle Hawk Watch at TREC; J.M.
Northern Shrike—1; continuing from December 2020 through March 6; SGL #109; mob.
J.B.-Justin Berkheimer, J.Bo-Jason Bojczyk, R.D.-Roger Donn, J.F.-Jennifer Ferrick, J.H.-Jamie Hill, J.M.-Jerry McWilliams, R.S.-Ruth Swaney, mob.-many observers
Jerry McWilliams, 3508 Allegheny Rd., Erie, Pa. 16508-2129
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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