Long-billed Murrelet Records
Note: All records listed here have been accepted by PORC and published in their Annual Report unless otherwise noted.
All records are listed in reverse chronological order.

Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County; December 14, 2007. Photos by Jason Horn, Gerry Dewaghe, and Elaine Crunkleton.

2007

Long-billed Murrelet --- Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County; December 14, 2007. Photos by Jason Horn.
This bird was found and first photographed by Jason Horn. It was seen by many happy birders until dark. Note the white scapular bar, the white on the vent, the length of the bill and, especially, the lack of a white collar on the dark nape that help distinguish it from Marbled Murrelet.
This bird represents the 1st documented record for Pennsylvania!




This flight photo was also taken by Jason Horn. Note the mostly dark underwings and no hint of any type of a collar.



Long-billed Murrelet --- Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County; December 14, 2007. Photo by Gerry Dewaghe.
This fine photo also shows the white scapular bar, the white on the vent, the length of the bill and the lack of a white collar on the dark nape.



Long-billed Murrelet --- Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County; December 14, 2007. Photo by Elaine Crunkleton.
Again, note the white scapular bar and the white on the vent.