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: grwyovalas.org.

June 2

Jackson Township

Dark-eyed juncos

June 9

White Haven

Bobwhite – probably escapee from hunt club

Purple finches

Meadowlard

North Lake (Luzerne County)

Dark-eyed junco – nesting

Evans Falls (Wyoming County)

Dark-eyed juncos – nesting in planters of ferns

Moon Lake Recreation Area

Turkey vulture – 2

Mourning dove

Yellow-billed cuckoo – 3

Red-bellied woodpecker – 6

Yellow-bellied sapsucker – 4

Northern flicker – 3

Eastern wood-pewee 3

Eastern phoebe – 3

Red-eyed vireo – 4

Blue Jay

American crow – 8

Common raven

Black-capped chickadee – 5

Tufted titmouse – 3

White-breasted nuthatch

Veery

American robin – 6

Eastern bluebird – 2

Gray catbird – 3

European starling – 5

Ovenbird – 8

American redstart – 3

Chestnut-sided warbler

Chipping sparrow – 8

Northern cardinal – 2

Baltimore oriole – 3

Red-winged blackbird – 6

Common grackle – 4

American goldfinch – 2

June 12

Ricketts Glen State Park

Black-throated green warblers

Wood thrush

Red-eyed vireos

Ovenbird

Raven

Ruffed grouse – with four poults

Scarlet tanager

Yellow-bellied sapsucker

By Tom Venesky

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