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Highlights of recent sightings conducted throughout northeastern Pennsylvania by area birders. For a complete list along with area hotspots, visit the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society website at: www.grwyovalas.org.

May 18

Susquehanna Riverlands Nature Area (Luzerne County)

Yellow-billed cuckoo

May 19

Beaumont (Wyoming County)

Indigo bunting (male)

Brown thrashers (2)

May 20

Hollenback (Bradford County)

Louisiana waterthrush (singing)

May 22

New Era (Bradford County)

Blue-headed vireo

Woodcock (2, displaying)

Great blue heron (2)

May 23

White Haven (Luzerne County)

Mourning warbler

Swainson’s thrush

Blackpoll warbler

Alder flycatcher

Willow flycatcher

Least flycatcher

May 24

Bear Creek Township (Luzerne County)

Hermit thrush

Sweet Valley (Luzerne County)

Olive-sided flycatcher

May 26

Vernon (Wyoming County)

Black-throated green warbler

American redstart (female)

White Haven (Luzerne County)

Woodcock (displaying)

Broad-winged hawk (2)

Tuscarora Township (Bradford County)

Green heron

Blue-winged warbler

Willow flycatcher

Bird facts:

- American Goldfinches wait to nest until June or July when milkweed, thistle, and other plants have produced their fibrous seeds. The goldfinches use these to make their nests and also to feed their young. Thus, their breeding and nesting occur later than most North American birds.

Goldfinches only swallow an occasional insect as they are among the strictest vegetarians in the bird world, eating an entirely vegetable diet.


- Dave Kruel will lead a birdwalk at Nescopeck State Park on June 7. Meet at the visitor’s center at 8 a.m.

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