Lehigh County Records

425-01-2012 Monk Parakeet

Note: Monk Parakeet is an introduced/exotic species, so it is not accepted even though there is no doubt that the identification as correct.

Species: Monk Parakeet    Myiopsifta monachus
Date of Sighting:  6-10-2012
County : LEHIGH    Location : ALLENTOWN
Observer(s): Corey Husic, David Husic
Date of Submission: June 22, 2012
Submitted by: Corey Husic

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

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Posted in Class V, Not Accepted

321-01-2011 Ruff

Ruff — near Fogelsville, Lehigh County; May 20, 2011. Photos by Dustin Welch. This female, known as a Reeve, was found by Billy Weber. Unfortunately, it left by late morning. This bird represents the 2nd record for Lehigh County.

This photo shows the distinctive ‘U’-shaped patch of white on the rump.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

235-01-2011 King Rail

King Rail — near Fogelsville, Lehigh County; April 26, 2011. Photos by Dave Neimeyer. This rail was discovered by Dave in the flooded woods and field behind his property. Later that day, it was definitively identified as a King Rail by Rick Wiltraut. This bird represents the 1st documented record of only two records to date for Lehigh County.



King Rail — near Fogelsville, Lehigh County; April 27, 2011. Photos by Dustin Welch. Here are two more photos of the bird above.

 

King Rail — near Fogelsville, Lehigh County; April 30, 2011. Photos by Rick Wiltraut. Here are two additional photos of the Lehigh County bird.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

736a-01-2009 “Audubon’s” Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped “Audubon’s” Warbler — Cetronia, Lehigh County; January 17, 2009. Photos by Tom Johnson. This bird was found by Tom Johnson and Cameron Rutt. Note the yellow throat.

 

Yellow-rumped “Audubon’s” Warbler — Cetronia, Lehigh County; January 17, 2009. Photo by Rick Wiltraut. This is another photo of the same bird above. Again, note the yellow throat.

Yellow-rumped “Audubon’s” Warbler — Cetronia, Lehigh County; January 25, 2009. Photos by Dustin Welch. These are additional photos of the same bird. Again, note the yellow throat.


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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

268-01-2007 Black-necked Stilt

This bird was found by Drew Weber. Note the long, bright red legs (half of which are submerged), the dark upperparts, the white underparts, the long, needle-like bill, and the brownish back, which makes this bird a female. This bird represents the 1st record for Lehigh County.

Black-necked Stilt — Fogelsville, Lehigh County; May 13, 2007. Photo by Jason Horn.

This is another photo of the same bird that was found by Drew Weber. This bird represents the 1st record for Lehigh County.

Black-necked Stilt — Fogelsville, Lehigh County; May 18, 2007. Photo by Michael Fialkovich.


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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

242-01-2006 Purple Gallinule

Lee Levengood found this immature bird in a retention pond along Scenic Drive. This photo shows the tan head and neck, the yellow legs, the white undertail coverts, and the irridescence on the wings. More photos of this bird can be found on Geoff Malosh’s website. This bird represents the 1st record for Lehigh County.

Purple Gallinule — near Macungie, Lehigh County on September 30 to October 15, 2006. Photo by Geoff Malosh.

 

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed