Local Bird Arrivals and Departures


These are friendly competitions in spotting the first and last appearances of migrants in Adams County (summer and winter residents and migrants passing through) for SMAS members. It is planned to graph this data to see whether trends over time can be observed.

The dates in parentheses are the reports of the first and last dates of birds by anyone, not just SMAS members. The entries in blue are those reports by SMAS members that are also earlier or later than any other reports. Where a name includes '& Co.' this designates a group.

To add your sightings to these tables send details to Mike Bertram at SMAS@southmountainaudubon.org or by posting them on eBird.

IMBD - International Migratory Bird Day

DD - Devil’s Den, Gettysburg NHP

OP - Oakside Park

Summer Residents - arrivals 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Green Heron 4/13 Oakside Park 4/20 Cy Deitz (5/05) 5/15 Peter Morgan; (4/22) 5/04 Mike Bertram (5/19) (5/22) (5/06)
Great Egret 4/13 Deb Siefken              
Spotted Sandpiper 4/29 Cy Deitz; (4/26) 4/22 Linette Mansberger; (4/18) (4/21) 4/13 Mike Bertram 5/04 Mike Bertram (5/01) (5/03) (4/23)
American Woodcock 3/23 Deb Siefken; (3/02) (3/17) (2/24) (3/10)        
Osprey 4/15 Deb Siefken 4/13 Deb Siefken (3/26) 4/11 Mike Bertram; (4/07) 4/12 Bonnie Portzline; (3/21) 5/11 Mike Bertram; (3/31) 4/13 Bonnie Portzline; (4/04) (4/08) (4/04)
Broad-winged Hawk 4/18 Long Pine Reservoir, Cy Deitz 4/21 Mike Bertram; (4/13) 4/14 Bonnie Portzline; (4/12) 4/17 Mike Bertram; (4/12) 4/12 Mike Bertram (4/24) 4/15 Mike Bertram (6/10)
Double-crested Cormorant 4/28 Cy Deitz              
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 5/11 Spangler's Spring 5/13 Linette Mansberger 5/13 IMBD 5/14 IMDB 5/15 Bonnie Portzline (5/09)    
Black-billed Cuckoo 5/11 Spangler's Spring 5/04 Linette Mansberger (5/11)     6/20 Bonnie Portzline 5/11 IMDB  
Eastern Whip-poor-will 4/27 Kathy King 5/03 Mike Bertram 4/14 Mike Bertram 4/25 Mike Bertram 5/07 Mike Bertram 5/13 Mike Bertram (5/11) -
Chimney Swift 4/19 Kathy Gelner; (4/16) 4/28 Mike Bertram & Co; (4/20) (4/15) 5/14 Mike Bertram & Co.; (4/25) 5/10 Bonnie Portzline; (4/21) (4/09) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co.; (4/17) (4/16)
Purple Martin 4/15 Kathy Gelner; (4/05) 4/9 Kathy Gelner; (3/30) (4/04) (4/03) (4/03) (3/28) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co.; (4/02) (4/03)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4/20 Kathy King 4/23 Judie Hogan (4/28) 4/22; Mike Bertram 4/21; Nancy Locher, Kathy King 4/25 Kathy King 4/25 Kathy King 4/19 Mike Bertram
Acadian Flycatcher   5/11 Kathy King; (5/07) 5/19 Linette Mansberger (4/30) 5/15; Bonnie Portzline (5/07) (5/07) 6/05 Mike Bertram & Co. (5/04)
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5/11 Spangler's Spring 5/11 Mike Bertram; (5/04) 5/19 Linette Mansberger; (5/08) 5/14; Mike Bertram & Co.; (5/13) 5/11 Mike Bertram 5/20 Mike Bertram; (5/04) (5/18) (5/01)
Eastern Phoebe 3/14 Judie Hogan 2/28 Linette Manseberger & Co. (1/2) 3/08; Mike Bertram 3/18; Nancy Locher (3/08) 3/20; Kathy King 3/29 Kathy King; (3/22) 3/24 Kathy King; (3/14) 3/08 Mike Bertram
Eastern Kingbird 4/24 Cy Deitz; (4/21) 4/30 Linette Mansberger; (4/23) (4/21)          
Willow Flycatcher 5/17 Cy Deitz et al              
Great Crested Flycatcher 5/01 Mike Bertram 5/02 Cy Deitz            
Blue-headed Vireo 4/08 Mike Bertram 4/22 Mike Bertram; (4/15) 4/16 Mike Bertram; (4/15) (4/21) (5/25) (4/18) - (4/17)
Warbling Vireo 5/03 Cy Deitz 5/06 Bonnie Portzline; 5/04           5/06 Bonnie Portzline; 5/04
Red-eyed Vireo 5/11 Spangler's Spring 5/07 Mike Bertram & Deb Siefken; (5/01) 5/19 Mike Bertram; (5/05) 5/09 Mike Bertram; (4/27) 5/04 Mike Bertram; (4/30) (4/13) (4/26) (4/27)
White-eyed Vireo                
Yellow-throated Vireo                
Barn Swallow 4/12 Cy Deitz; (3/30) 4/20 Cy Deitz; (3/30) 4/18 Nancy Locher (4/05) 5/14 Peter Morgan & Mike Bertram & Co. (4/08) 5/10; Bonnie Portzline (4/07) 4/13 Bonnie Portzline; (4/07) (4/02) (4/14)
Tree Swallow 4/1 Cy Deitz; (3/21) 3/31 Bonnie Portzline; (3/17) 3/29 Bonnie Portzline (3/23) 4/13 Bonnie Portzline; (3/17) 5/15 Bonnie Portzline; (3/26) 4/13 Bonnie Portzline; (3/28) (3/20) (3/10)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4/13 Oakside Park; (4/05) 5/03 Mike Bertram; (3/30)

 

 

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House Wren 4/21 Linette Mansberger; (4-17) 4/16; Judie Hogan 4/16 Nancy Locher (4/14) (4/18) (4/17) (4/25) (4/26) (4/20)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4/24 Deb Siefken; (4/09) 4/22 Mike Bertram; (4/14) 4/14 Bonnie Portzline; (4/11) (4/07) 5/10 Bonnie Portzline; (4/14) (4/13) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co; (4/13) (4/17)
Wood Thrush 5/01 Bard Shollenberger 5/02 Cy Deitz, Bonnie Portzline & Deb Siefken; (4/25) (4/23) 5/02; Mike Bertram 5/04 Mike Bertram; (4/28) 5/10 Elizabeth Griffith; (4/27) 5/08 Mike Bertram; (4/26) (4/27)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (5/02)              
Louisiana Waterthrush 3/25 Judie Hogan 3/31 Judie Hogan (3/30) 4/12 Mike Bertram (4/05) 4/25 Mike Bertram (3/25) (4/02) (4/05) 4/26 Mike Bertram (4/10)
Ovenbird 4/29 Mike Bertram 5/01 Mike Bertram; (4/28) (4/24) 5/02 Mike Bertram (4/26) 4/30 Mike Bertram 4/30 Mike Bertram 5/08 Mike Bertram; (5/01) (5/05)
Worm-eating Warbler 4/28 Mike Bertram              
Black-and-white Warbler 4/21 Mike Bertram 4/13 Kathy King 4/22 Mike Bertram 4/25 Mike Bertram (4/24) 4/29 Mike Bertram 4/28 Mike Bertram 4/25 Mike Bertram (5/04)
Common Yellowthroat 4/30 Cy Deitz 5/02 Deb Siefken & Bonnie Portzline; (4/08) 5/13 Linette Mansberger (4/19) 5/03 Mike Bertram (4/23) 5/04 Mike Bertram 5/04 Mike Bertram (4/28) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co; (4/27) (4/17)
Hooded Warbler 5/09 Mike Bertram; (5/02)              
American Redstart 4/30 Cy Deitz 5/01 Mike Bertram; (4/27)            
Northern Parula 5/23 Judie Hogan 5/12 IMBD; (5/04)            
Yellow Warbler (4/26) 5/04 Cy Deitz            
Chestnut-sided Warbler 5/22 Mike Bertram 5/12 IMBD; (5/04)            
Black-throated Blue Warbler 4/28 Deb Siefken (5/05)            
Black-throated Green Warbler 5/01 Mike Bertram 5/04 Mike Bertram; (4/28)            
Prairie Warbler None reported in Adams County              
Indigo Bunting 5/03 Cy Deitz 5/03 Deb Siefken (4/27) 5/14 Mike Bertram & Co.; (5/03) 5/09 Peter Morgan (5/04) 5/12 Mike Bertram & Co. 5/07 Kathy King; (5/05)
Scarlet Tanager 5/01 Linette Mansberger 5/02 Bonnie Portzline (4/29) 5/03 Mike Bertram; (4/28) 5/06 Mike Bertram 5/08 Mike Bertram; (4/28) 4/24 Mike Bertram & Kathy King 5/06 Mike Bertram; (4/27)
Blue Grosbeak (5/03) 5/08 Judie Hogan            
Bobolink 4/28 Bonnie Portzline 5/01 Carole Simon (5/19) (5/14) (5/07) (5/04) 4/27) (5/01)
Baltimore Oriole 4/28 Linette Mansberger 5/02 Cy Deitz & Linette Mansberger; (5/01) 5/13 Linette Manberger; (4/29) 5/14 Peter Morgan & Mike Bertram & Co.; (5/03) 5/09 Linette Mansberger; (5/01) (5/02) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co; (4/26) (5/01)
Orchard Oriole 5/01 Linette Mansberger 5/02 Cy Deitz; (4/24)            
Brown Thrasher 4/05 Deb Siefken & Linette Mansberger (2/16) 4/07 Nancy Locher (4/01) 4/16 Nancy Locher (3/31) 5/04 Mike Bertram (4/07) 5/09; Linette Mansberger (5/02) (4/08) 4/09 Mike Bertram (4/11)
Grasshopper Sparrow (4/17) 5/14 Carole Simon; (5/04)            
Chipping Sparrow 3/25 Deb Siefken; (1/28) 4/02 Mike Bertram (3/30) 4/09 Mike Bertram (3/25) (2/02) 4/12 Mike Bertram(4/03) 4/13 Mike Bertram(1/04) 4/11 Mike Bertram(4/08) (3/24)

Summer Residents - departures 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Green Heron   9/13 Deb Siefken (9/20) (9/24)          
Great Egret   10/04 Linette Mansberger & Deb Siefkin 10/10 Mike Bertram          
Spotted Sandpiper   9/24 Nancy Locher 9/04 Mike Bertram          
Osprey   10/01 Kathy King (9/28)          
Broad-winged Hawk   9/25 Kathy King 9/17 Mike Bertram          
Double-crested Cormorant (5/18) 5/02 Mike Bertram; (5/26)            
Yellow-billed Cuckoo   10/13 Linette Mansberger            
Whip-poor-will (6/03) (6/14) (6/02)          
Chimney Swift   10/15 Deb Siefken et al (10/02) (10/07) (10/15) (10/02) (10/06) (9/23)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird   10/16 Nancy Locher (10/11) 10/02 Kathy King       9/23 Kathy King
Acadian Flycatcher   9/22 Judie Hogan (8/06)          
Eastern Wood-Peewee   10/1 Kathy King, Linette Mansberger (10/04)          
Willow Flycatcher (8/05)              
Great-crested Flycatcher   9/6 Linette Mansberger (9/15) (9/15)          
Red-eyed Vireo   10/10 Bonnie Portzline (9/17)          
Blue-headed Vireo   10/31 Mike Bertram            
White-eyed Vireo (7/24)              
Yellow-throated Vireo 9/9 Deb Siefken              
Tree Swallow   10/13 Deb Siefken (10/26)          
Barn Swallow   (9/10) (9/13)          
Purple Martin   7/30 Mike O'Brien (8/22) (8/18) (8/16) (8/11) (8/05) (7/23) (7/20)
House Wren   9/20 Mike Bertram (9/30)          
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher   9/19 Nancy Locher (9/15)          
Wood Thrush   9/15 Kathy King (9/29)          
Rose-breasted Grosbeak   9/29 Mike Bertram            
Louisiana Waterthrush (6/18) (6/11)            
Ovenbird   9/29 Mike Bertram (10/02)          
Worm-eating Warbler 9/01 Mike Bertram (9/02)            
Black-and-white Warbler   9/16 Linette Mansberger (9/17)          
Common Yellowthroat   10/07 Mike Bertram (9/24)          
Hooded Warbler (8/04) (8/05)            
American Redstart   9/29 Cy Deitz (9/17)          
Northern Parula   6/05 Linette Mansberger (10/03)          
Yellow Warbler   (8/31) (9/22)          
Chestnut-sided Warbler   9/16 Linette Mansberger (9/21)          
Black-throated Green Warbler   10/05 Mike Bertram (10/14)          
Black-throated Blue Warbler   10/16 Kathy King            
Prairie Warbler   9/25 Cy Deitz            
Indigo Bunting 9/04 Mike Bertram (9/21) (10/05)          
Scarlet Tanager   9/06 Mike Bertram (9/17)          
Bobolink   (8/25) (8/09)          
Baltimore Oriole 9/05 Cy Deitz 7/08 Nancy Locher (9/02)          
Brown Thrasher   10/04 Mike Bertram (12/16)          
Grasshopper Sparrow (8/04) (7/29) (8/13)          
Chipping Sparrow   10/25 Linette Mansberger (11/21)          

Winter Residents - arrivals 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Greater White-fronted Goose   (11/30)            
Cackling Goose   (11/22)            
Tundra Swan   (11/11)            
Common Merganser   (11/22) (9/15)          
Green-winged Teal   (8/09)            
American Widgeon   (10/05)            
Merlin   (10/18)            
Peregrine Falcon   (12/26)            
Short-eared Owl   (12/10)            
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker   9/29 Linette Mansberger (10/05)          
American Pipit   (10/24) (11/14)          
Brown Creeper   10/1 Kathy King (10/09)          
Winter Wren     (12/02)          
Yellow-rumped Warbler   10/05 Kathy King (10/06)          
Golden-crowned Kinglet   10/24 Deb Siefken (10/01)          
Ruby-crowned Kinglet   9/30 Kathy King (9/30)          
White-crowned Sparrow   10/20 OP            
White-throated Sparrow   10/1 Mike Bertram (10/01)   10/19 Kathy King   10/13 Kathy King 10/11 Kathy King
American Tree Sparrow   (12/18)            
Rusty Blackbird   (12/02)            
Hermit Thrush   11/06 Mike Bertram; (10/13) (10/14)          
Dark-eyed Junco   10/10 Mike Bertram (10/18)   10/19 Kathy King 10/11 Kathy King 10/9 Kathy King 10/11 Kathy King
Purple Finch   11/05 Linette Mansberger; (10/13)            
Pine Siskin   11/05 Linette Mansberger (12/17)          

Winter Residents - departures 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Snow Goose                
Greater White-fronted Goose                
Cackling Goose                
Tundra Swan 4/13 Mike Bertram              
Common Merganser 5/06 Linette Mansberger 5/17 Judie Hogan            
Green-winged Teal 4/4/ Cy Deitz              
American Widgeon 4/3 Cy Deitz              
Merlin (4/17)              
Peregrine Falcon (5/22)              
Short-eared Owl (3/07)              
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4/13 Oakside Park              
American Pipit (3/09) 3/20 Bonnie Portzline (3/22) (3/17) (4/11) (4/10) (3/28) (3/25) (4/20)
Brown Creeper 4/12 Mike Bertram 3/09 Mike Bertram; (4/11)            
Winter Wren 4/9 Mike Bertram 4/06 Mike Bertram; (4/20)            
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4/13 Oakside Park              
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4/18 Long Pine Reservoir              
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4/25 Cy Deitz              
White-crowned Sparrow 5/12 Cy Deitz              
White-throated Sparrow 5/09 Cy Deitz
5/09 Mike Bertram; (5/10) 5/13 Deb Siefken & Linette Mansberger & Co. (5/26) (5/14) 5/10 Bonnie Portzline (5/04) 5/11 Kathy King (5/05)
American Tree Sparrow 3/27 Cy Deitz 2/18 Deb Siefken; (4/07)            
American Tree Sparrow                
Rusty Blackbird 4/3 Cy Deitz              
Hermit Thrush 4/7 Kathy King 4/28 Mike Bertram & Co; (5/05)            
Dark-eyed Junco 4/21 Deb Siefken 5/01 Nancy Locher 4/10 Mike Bertram & Co.; (4/16) 4/01 Mike Bertram; (4/20) 4/12 Mike Bertram; (4/25) (4/20) (4/26) (5/10)
Purple Finch 4/16 LInette Mansberger              
Pine Siskin 4/28 Deb Siefken              

Pass-thru Migrants 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Lesser Scaup                
Common Loon Deb Siefken, Jon & Betsy Griffiths, Mike Bertram              
American Coot                
Wilson’s Snipe   Bonnie Portzline, Carole Simon Bonnie Portzline Mike Bertram     Peter Morgan  
Least Sandpiper   Bonnie Portzline, Nancy Locher            
Pectoral Sandpiper                
Solitary Sandpiper Cy Deitz Bonnie Portzline, Kathy Gelner            
White-rumped Sandpiper   Bonnie Portzline, Nancy Locher            
Greater Yellowlegs                
Lesser Yellowlegs                
Bonaparte’s Gull (4/05)              
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
transferred to Summer Residents
Hope Riley, Ralph Siefken, Bard Shollenberger Mike Bertram, Deb Siefken, Nancy Locher, Linette Mansberger Deb Siefken & Linette Mansberger          
Common Nighthawk Kathy King, Mike Bertram, Deb Siefken Deb Siefken            
Cape May Warbler Cy Deitz, Linette Mansberger IMBD            
Palm Warbler Cy Deitz, Oakside Park Deb Siefken, Bonnie Portzline         Mike Bertram & Co.  
Blackpoll Warbler IMBD IMBD, Linette Mansberger            
Bay-breasted Warbler IMBD Deb Siefken, Mike Bertram            
Blackburnian Warbler Cy Deitz IMBD, Kathy King, Mike Bertram            
Magnolia Warbler IMBD, Judie Hogan, Cy Deitz Judie Hogan, Mike Bertram            
Tennessee Warbler Linette Manberger              
Swainson’s Thrush   Cy Deitz, Mike Bertram, Kathy King            

Permanent Residents


Canada Goose, Snow Goose, Mute Swan, Wood Duck, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Rock Pigeon, Morning Dove, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Great-blue Heron, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Great-horned Owl, Barred Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, American Crow, Fish Crow, Common Raven, Carolina Chickadee, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Pine Warbler, Northern Cardinal, House Sparrow

Rarities


Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Ross”s Goose, Trumpeter Swan, White-winged Scoter, Northern Bobwhite, Ruffed Grouse, Eared Grebe, Rufous Hummingbird, Virginia Rail, Sora, Sandhill Crane, Common Gallinule, American Avocet, American Golden-Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Upland Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Dunlin, Short-billed Dowitcher, Willet, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster’s Tern, Whiote-tailed Tropicbird, Red-throated Loon, Wood Stork, American Bittern, Snowy Egret, Cattle Egret, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Rough-legged Hawk, Golden Eagle, Mississippi Kite, Barn Owl, Eastern Screech-Owl, Snowy Owl, Long-eared Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Alder Flycatcher, Philadelphia Vireo, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, Bank Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Sedge Wren, Varied Thrush, Veery, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Evening Grosbeak, Common Redpoll, White-winged Crossbill, Lapland Longspur, Snow Bunting, Vesper Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Shiny Cowbird, Blue-winged Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Connecticut Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Canada Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Fox Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Dickcissel