Berks County Records

887-06-2013 Hoary Redpoll

Species: Hoary Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni
Number of Individuals observed: 1
Date of Sighting: 04-06-2013 1:30 PM
County : BERKS
Location : 197 Bloody Spring Road, Shartlesville
GPS Coordinates: 40.52419,-76.130258
Observer(s): Steve and Cindy Brady
Date of Submission: 4-7-2013
Submitted by: Steve Brady

Written Description: yes Photo: yes Specimen: Recording:

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Posted in first round, Pending Reports

331-07-2012 Red Phalarope

Species: Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicaria

Date of Sighting: 10-31-2012
County : BERKS
Location : Lake Ontelaunee
GPS Coordinates: 40.460205,-75.921292
Observer(s): Cameron Rutt, Tom Johnson, Doug Gochfeld, Melissa Roach, Andy McGann
Date of Submission: 11-27-2012
Submitted by: Cameron Rutt

Written Description: YES + field sketches Photo: NO Specimen: NO Recording: NO

Written Documentation

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

332-04-2012 Pomarine Jaeger

Species: Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus

Date of Sighting: 10/30/2012
County : Berks
Location : Lake Ontelaunee (at fisherman’s pull-off Route 73)
GPS Coordinates: 40.449364 -75.91907
Observer(s): Ken Lebo
Date of Submission: 11-17-2012, 2:36 pm
Submitted by: Ken Lebo

Written Description: Yes Photo: NO Specimen: No Recording: No

Written Documentation

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

046-02-2012 Wilson’s Storm-Petrel

Species: Wilson’s Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma oceanicus

Date of Sighting: 10-30-2012
County : Berks
Location : Leesport; Lake Ontelaunee (at fisherman’s pull-off Route 73)
GPS Coordinates: 40.449364 -75.91907
Observer(s): Ken Lebo, Mat t Wlasniewski
Date of Submission: 11-17-2012
Submitted by: Ken Lebo

Written Description: YES Photo: NO Specimen: NO Recording: NO

Documentation

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Posted in Class IV-A, Completed, Not Accepted

333-01-2012 Parasitic Jaeger

Species: Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus

Date of Sighting: 10-30-2012 8:45 AM
County : BERKS
Location : Leesport, Lake Ontelaunee (at fisherman’s pull-off Route 73)
GPS Coordinates: 40.449364,-75.91907
Observer(s): Ken Lebo, Harold Lebo and Matt Wlasniewski
Date of Submission: 11-17-2012
Submitted by: Ken Lebo

Written Description: Yes Photo: NO Specimen: NO Recording: NO

Documentation

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

646-01-2012 Northern Wheatear

Species: Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Number of Individuals observed: 1
Date of Sighting: 10-4-2012
County : Berks
Location : Reading Area Community College
GPS Coordinates: 40.332348, -75.935486
Observer(s): Michael Slater, Ken Lebo, Matt Wlasniewski, Matt Spence, Jim Eckert, Jarrod, Derr, Chuck Chalfant, more.
Date of Submission: 9-15-2013
Submitted by: Michael Slater

Written Description: yes Photo: yes Specimen: no Recording: no

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

186-01-2011 Swainson’s Hawk

After two rounds of voting, several members were still of the opinion that the record was probably correct, but not beyond reasonable doubt.

 

Species: Swainson’s Hawk           Buteo swainsoni
Date of Sighting:  26 September 2011 to 26 September 2011
County : BERKS
Location : HAWK MOUNTAIN
Observer(s): Arlene Koch, Rudy Keller
Date of Submission: 2012
Submitted by: Arlene Koch

Written Description:  Yes                        Photo: No                                  Specimen: No                            Recording: No

 

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Posted in Completed, Not Accepted

035-01-1999 Great Shearwater

First state record

Great Shearwater — Berks County; Sep 10, 1999. Photo by Scott Weidensaul. This bird was found grounded in Richmond Township, Berks County on September 9, 1999, after the passing of Hurricane Dennis. It was found in the parking lot of East Penn Manufacturing in Lyons, PA, by Sandra Montagner and taken later that day to Kutztown Animal Hospital, where Lee Simpson called Scott Weidensaul. Scott went to the clinic the following day, confirmed the identification, and Scott and Lee transported it to Tri-State Bird Rescue in Delaware, which was the only rehab facility that had seabird experience. At the time, the shearwater was emaciated and unresponsive. Despite the care it was given, it died September 14th. The skin was prepped as a museum specimen at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and placed in the collection of the Reading Public Museum. This bird represents the first photo-documented record for Pennsylvania.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

490-01-2010 Anna’s Hummingbird

This bird began visiting the feeder of Renee Gery in late October! It was caught and banded by Scott Weidensaul and Sandy Lockerman on November 21st, who verified that it was an adult female Anna’s. This bird represents the 1st record for Pennsylvania!

Anna’s Hummingbird — near Shartlesville, Berks County; November 22, 2010. Photo by Geoff Malosh.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph

102-03-2010 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks — Mohnton, Berks County; August 3, 2010. Photo by Katrina Knight.
These two birds were found by Larry Koch. These birds represent the 2nd record for Berks County.

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Posted in Accepted