Cattle Egret Records

Cattle Egrets were once quite common across the Piedmont region but in recent years have declined to the point where they are no longer commonly found in the state. Due to this decline in reports, PORC added Cattle Egret to the review list in 2012 and is now soliciting reports of this species.

089-02-2013 Cattle Egret (Bulbulcis ibis)

Species: Cattle Egret Bulbulcis ibis
Number of Individuals observed: 1
Date of Sighting: 11-3-2013 County : Bucks
Location : Penn Warner Club, Falls Township, GPS Coordinates: 40.150833, -74.781901
Observer(s): August Mirabella
Date of Submission: 12-18-2013
Submitted by: August Mirabella
Written Description: yes Photo: yes Specimen: – Recording: –

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

089-01-2013 Cattle Egret

Species: Cattle Egret Bulbulcis ibis
Number of Individuals observed: 1
Date of Sighting: 05-01-2013 10:30 AM
County : Northampton
Location : Gremar Road Ponds, Lower Nazareth Twp
GPS Coordinates: 40.748052,-75.338326
Observer(s): Bill Etter
Date of Submission: 5-2-2013
Submitted by: Bill Etter

Written Description: y Photo: y Specimen:n Recording: n

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

089-04-2012 Cattle Egret

Species: Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Number of Individuals observed: 1
Date of Sighting: 11-06-2012 4:00 PM
County : Philadelphia
Location : John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
GPS Coordinates: 39.880433,-75.283563
Observer(s): Todd Fellenbaum, Debbie Beer, Adrian Binns, Denis Brennan, Frank Windfelder
Date of Submission: 6-26-2013
Submitted by: Todd Fellenbaum

Written Description: yes Photo: x 2

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

089-01-2012 Cattle Egret

Species: Cattle Egret Bulbulcis ibis

Date of Sighting: 11-05-2012 2:08 PM
County : BUCKS
Location : Newtown Twp.; Horse pasture on Washington Crossing Rd. opposite Saxony Dr.
GPS Coordinates: 40.2538164,-74.9201693
Observer(s): Bill Keim, Barbara and Philip Stollsteimer
Date of Submission: 11-7-2012
Submitted by: Bill Keim

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

Documentation

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

089-03-2012 Cattle Egret

Species: Cattle Egret Bulbulcis ibis
Number of Individuals observed: 1
Date of Sighting: 10-30-2012
County : Dauphin
Location : West Fairview boat launch
GPS Coordinates: 40.272519,-76.914525
Observer(s): Alex Lamoreaux, many
Date of Submission: 2-26-2013
Submitted by: Alex Lamoreaux

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

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

089-02-2012 Cattle Egret

Species: Cattle Egret Bulbulcis ibis

Date of Sighting: May 15, 2012
County : BUCKS
Location : Hilltown Twp. at Blooming Glen, Moyer Rd.& Rt 113
GPS Coordinates: 40.3666073, -75.2526677
Observer(s): August Mirabella, D. Farbotnik, property owner Henry Rosenberger
Date of Submission: 11-27-2012
Submitted by: August Mirabella

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

Written Documentation

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

Cattle Egret – Northampton County

This species was NOT on the “Review List” at the time of this sighting but is now listed on the review list due to the recent decline in yearly sightings. 

Cattle Egret — Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton County; April 25, 2007. Photos by Dustin Welch. This breeding-plumaged bird was found by Rick Wiltraut. Once common along the lower Susquehanna River in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Cattle Egrets are now an unusual find anywhere in the state.

 

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