PIAS Bird Report:
The following birds of note were reported from July 20th to Sept 24th, 2022 from Presque Isle State Park unless noted otherwise.
American Avocet—total of 21; July 25 to Aug. 30; Gull Point; D.S., et al.
American Golden Plover—several; Aug. 26 to Sept. 23; Gull Point; M.B.
Upland Sandpiper—1 flight call recorded; July 20; TREC NFC station; EBO
Whimbrel—total of 15; July 25 to Sep. 3; Gull Point; M.B., J.F., Roger Donn
Hudsonian Godwit—1; Aug. 10 & 11; Gull Point; J.M., et al.
Marbled Godwit—1; Sept. 10; Gull Point; A.M.
Red Knot—total of 7; Aug. 22 to Sep. 6; Gull Point; O.N., M.B.
Stilt Sandpiper—total of 8; Aug. 5 to 30; Gull Point; R.D., E.H., R.S.
White-rumped Sandpiper—total of 5; Aug. 5 to Sep. 5; Gull Point; J.F., M.B.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper—total of 4; Aug. 21; Gull Point; R.D., J.M., M.B., K.Z.
Long-billed Dowitcher—1; Aug. 16; Gull Point; J.D., et al.
Wilson’s Phalarope—1; Sept. 5; Gull Point; M.B.
Willet—total of 5; July 26 to Aug. 22; Gull Point; M.B., et al.
Parasitic Jaeger—1; Sept. 18; Beach 6; S.S.
Parasitic/Long-tailed Jaeger; Sept. 18; Beach 6; S.S.
Laughing Gull—1; July 26; Gull Point; M.B., D.G.
Olive-sided Flycatcher—1; Aug. 23; Dead Pond Trail; J.M.
Yellow-headed Blackbird—1; Sept. 1; Gull Point; K.A., et al.
Orange-crowned Warbler—1; Aug. 22; Pine Tree Trail; J.M. Record early in the county by about a week.
Cape May Warbler—3; Aug. 14; Pine Tree Trail; J.F. Record early by a few days.
Northern Parula—1; Aug. 22; Pine Tree Trail; J.M.; First August record in the county.
Bay-breasted Warbler—1; Aug. 14; Pine Tree Trail; J.F. Record early in the county by at least two weeks
Wilson’s Warbler—1; Aug. 11; Gull Point; N.W.; earliest fall record in the county by about ten days.
Contributors: K.A.-Katie Andersen, M.B.-Mary Birdsong, J.D.-Jonathan Debalco, R.D.-Roger Donn, J.F.-Jim
Flynn, D.G.-Debra Grove, E.H.-Eric Hall, J.M.-Jerry McWilliams, A.M.-Andrew M., O.N.-Oscar Nigam, S.S.-
Steve Schmit, D.S.-Don Snyder, R.S.-Ruth Swaney, N.W.-Nina Wolf, K.Z.-Kendall Zook, EBO-Erie Bird
- Compiled by Jerry McWilliams, email@example.com
THE BIRD REPORT
The following birds of note were reported from February 1 to March 25, 2022 from Presque Isle State Park unless noted otherwise.
Snow Goose--21 (white & dark morphs); Feb. 17; Summit Twp.; fide J.C., 18; (8 white, 10 blue); Feb. 21; Lake City; A.Ma. 1 or 2 white ; March 3 to 24; Millcreek Twp., and at Presque Isle S.P.; A.M., J.B.
Cackling Goose--up to 6; March 3 to 5; Beach 11 parking lot; S.M. 1; March 6; Presque Isle Hawk Watch (TREC); J.M.
Trumpeter Swan--2; March 20; SGL #191; continuing pair from last year; M.C.
Redhead X Ring-necked Duck--1; March 2; Leo’s; M.S.
Eurasian Wigeon--1; March 14; Thompson Bay; S.M. (fide D.S.)
California Gull--1; March 25; off Vista 3; J.M.
American Bittern--1; March 24; pines; R.D.
Black Vulture--1; Feb. 27; 12th & Peninsula; D.M.
Long-eared Owl--2; March 20; pines; R.D.
Snowy Owl--1; Feb. 5; Edinboro; J.F.
Long-eared Owl –1; Feb. 17; Dead Pond Trail; R.D.
Short-eared Owl--1; March 6; Gull Point; R.D.
Northern Saw-whet Owl--singles; Feb. 1 to March 20 with up to 3 on March 24; pines; R.D.
Northern Goshawk--1; March 14; Presque Isle Hawk Watch (TREC); J.M., D.S.
Northern Shrike--1; Feb. 13 to March 5; SGL 109; B.S.
Common Raven—1; Feb. 23; Leo’s landing; N.H., J.M. 1; March 1; Presque Isle Hawk Watch (TREC); R.S. 2; March 19; Beach 10; S.M.
Contributors: J.B.-Jim Baxter, M.C.-Mike Campbell, J.C.-Jay Cooney, R.D.-Roger Donn, J.F.-Jennifer Ferrick, N.H.-Nathan Hall, D.M.- Doug Massey, A.Ma.-Amelia Matthers, J.M.- Jerry McWilliams, S.M.-Sam Meigs, A.M.- Andrew M., B.S.-Bob Scribner, D.S.-Don Snyder, R.S.-Russ States, M.S.-Mark Suckow
~Compiled by Jerry McWilliams, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BIRD REPORT
The following birds of note were reported from Dec 2021 through Jan. 25, 2022, at Presque Isle S.P., unless noted otherwise.
Cackling Goose 1; Jan. 5; Edinboro Lake; D.S.
Ring-necked Duck--1689 (high count); Dec. 9; Niagara Pond; J.B. with 400 remaining through Jan. 25; J.M. (See Below)
Sandhill Crane--3; Dec. 10; Boat Launch #4; J.B.
Purple Sandpiper--1; Dec. 18; breakwater #48; K.Z. et al.
Great Black-backed Gull X Herring Gull--1; Dec. 15; Dobbin’s Landing; J.M.
American Bittern--1; Dec. 8; TREC parking lot; B.G
Snowy Owl--total of at least 6; Dec. 3 to at least mid-Jan.; Presque Isle and west Millcreek Twp.; many observers 1; Jan. 24; Erie residence; anonymous
Short-eared Owl 1; Dec. 24; Gull Point; R.D.
Northern Saw-whet Owl--1 or 2; Dec. 10, 26, & 28. B-trail areal; R.D. 1; Jan. 4 to 10; B- trail area; R.D.
Northern Shrike--1; Dec. 5; SGL #109; R.S.
Turkey Vulture 1; Jan. 8; Summit Twp.; J.Co. 1; Jan 22; Hillside Park, Erie; J.C.
House Wren—1; Dec. 4 (late); Leo’s landing; F.L.
Common Redpoll--12; Dec. 3; Lake View Country Club, Fairview Twp; D.S. Up to 50; Jan. 10 & 19; east of B-trail and Fry’s landing; R.D., J.M.
Lapland Longspur--1; Dec. 11; Sunset Point (Waterbird count); R.D., J.M.
Black-throated Blue Warbler--1; Jan. 14 to at least Jan. 25; Erie residence; K.A.; First winter record for the county.
Contibutors: K.A.-Katie Andersen, J.B.-Jason Bojczyk, J,C,-John Campbell, J.Co.-Jay Cooney, R.D.-Roger Donn, B.G.-Brian Gula, F.L.-Fred Losi, J.M.-Jerry McWilliams, R.S.-Robert Scribner, D.S.-Don Snyder, K.Z,-Kendall Zook
~Jerry McWilliams, email@example.com
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