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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.


Notes


- 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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