Birders’ Corner

By Tom Venesky - [email protected]

Highlights of recent sightings conducted throughout northeastern Pennsylvania by area birders. For a complete list along with area hot spots, visit the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society website at:

July 26

Kirby Park

Great blue heron – 3

Turkey vulture

Canada goose


Broad-winger hawk

Feral pigeon

Chimney swift

Red-bellied woodpecker

Downy woodpecker

Northern flicker

Eastern wood pewee

Red-eyed vireo

Blue jay

American crow

Fish crow

Black-capped chickadee

Tufted titmouse

White-breasted nuthatch

Brown creeper

Carolina wren

American robin

Gray catbird

European starling

Yellow warbler

American redstart


Common yellowthroat

Scarlet tanager

Song sparrow

Northern cardinal

Rose-breasted grosbeak

Indigo bunting

Common grackle

Baltimore oriole

House finch

American goldfinch

July 27

Leonard’s Creek, Beaumont (Wyoming County)

Great blue heron

July 29

Beaumont (Wyoming County)

Northern mockingbirds – 2

Field sparrows – 2

Arena Hub Shopping Center

Northern mockingbird

From the flock: Reports of increased sightings of young orioles and scarlet tanagers, along with ovenbirds and yellow warblers – an early migrant, at Kirby Park indicate the nesting season is winding down.

By Tom Venesky

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