Bird Sightings in Berks County, Pennsylvania - 2003

The following birds were seen in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2003. This report was provided by Ken Lebo, past president of the Baird Ornithological Club. The Baird Ornithological club sponsors many birding walks throughout the year. These walks and monthly lectures can be found at the web page highlighted above. Among the contributors are: Ken Lebo, Dean and Anna Kendall, Devich Farbotnick, Matt Wlasniewski, David Barber, Peter Saenger, Joan Silagy, Katrina Knight, Tom Clauser, Kerry Grim, Colin Hurner and Dave Hughes. The list follows the checklist order of the American Ornithologists' Union. 

Sightings in 2003    (251 species)

Red-throated loon 
Common loon 
Pied-billed grebe 
Horned grebe 
Red-necked grebe 
Double-crested cormorant 
American bittern 
Least bittern 
Great blue heron 
Great egret 
Snowy egret
Green heron 
Black-crowned night-heron 
Tundra swan 
Trumpeter swan
Mute swan 
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow goose 
Ross' goose
Canada goose 
Wood duck 
Green-winged teal
American black duck 
Northern pintail
Blue-winged teal
Northern shoveler
American wigeon 
Ring-necked duck 
Greater scaup 
Lesser scaup 
Long-tailed duck
Black scoter
Surf scoter 
White-winged scoter 
Common goldeneye 
Hooded merganser 
Common merganser 
Red-breasted merganser 
Ruddy duck 
Black vulture 
Turkey vulture
Mississippi kite 
Bald eagle 
Northern harrier 
Sharp-shinned hawk 
Cooper's hawk 
Northern goshawk 
Red-shouldered hawk
Broad-winged hawk 
Red-tailed hawk 
Rough-legged hawk 
Golden eagle 
American kestrel 
Peregrine falcon 
Ring-necked pheasant 
Ruffed grouse 
Wild turkey 
Common moorhen
American coot 
Black-bellied plover 
Semipalmated plover 
Greater yellowlegs 
Lesser yellowlegs 
Solitary sandpiper 
Spotted sandpiper 
Ruddy turnstone
Semipalmated sandpiper 
Western sandpiper
Least sandpiper 
White-rumped sandpiper
Baird's sandpiper
Pectoral sandpiper
Short-billed dowitcher
Common snipe 
American woodcock 
Laughing gull
Bonaparte's gull 
Ring-billed gull 
Herring gull 
Iceland gull 
Lesser black-backed gull 
Glaucous gull 
Great black-backed gull 
Caspian tern 
Common tern
Arctic tern
Forster's tern
Black tern
Rock dove 
Mourning dove 
Black-billed cuckoo
Yellow-billed cuckoo
Barn owl 
Eastern screech owl
Great horned owl 
Barred owl 
Long-eared owl
Northern saw-whet owl 
Common nighthawk 
Chimney swift 
Ruby-throated hummingbird 
Belted kingfisher 
Red-headed woodpecker 
Red-bellied woodpecker 
Yellow-bellied sapsucker
Downy woodpecker 
Hairy woodpecker 
Northern flicker 
Pileated woodpecker 
Olive-sided flycatcher 
Eastern wood-pewee 
Yellow-bellied flycatcher
Acadian flycatcher 
Willow flycatcher 
Least  flycatcher 
Eastern phoebe 
Great crested flycatcher 
Eastern kingbird 
Horned lark 
Purple martin 
Tree swallow 
N. rough-winged swallow 
Bank swallow 
Cliff swallow 
Barn swallow 
Blue jay 
American crow 
Fish crow 
Common raven
Carolina chickadee 
Black-capped chickadee 
Tufted titmouse 
Red-breasted nuthatch
White-breasted nuthatch 
Brown creeper 
Carolina wren 
House wren 
Winter wren 
Golden-crowned kinglet 
Ruby-crowned kinglet
Blue-gray gnatcatcher 
Eastern bluebird 
Gray-cheeked thrush 
Bicknell's thrush
Swainson's thrush 
Hermit thrush 
Wood thrush 
American robin 
Varied thrush
Gray catbird 
Northern mockingbird 
Brown thrasher 
European starling
American pipit 
Cedar waxwing
Northern shrike 
White-eyed vireo
Blue-headed vireo 
Yellow-throated vireo 
Warbling vireo 
Philadelphia vireo 
Red-eyed vireo 
Blue-winged warbler 
Golden-winged warbler
Tennessee warbler 
Orange-crowned warbler 
Nashville warbler 
Northern parula 
Yellow warbler 
Chestnut-sided warbler 
Magnolia warbler 
Cape May warbler 
Black-throated blue warbler 
Yellow-rumped warbler
Black-throated green warbler 
Blackburnian warbler 
Pine warbler 
Prairie warbler 
Palm warbler 
Bay-breasted warbler 
Blackpoll warbler 
Cerulean warbler 
Black-and-white warbler 
American redstart 
Prothonotary warbler
Worm-eating warbler 
Northern waterthrush 
Louisiana waterthrush 
Kentucky warbler 
Connecticut warbler 
Mourning warbler 
Common yellowthroat
Hooded warbler 
Wilson's warbler 
Canada warbler 
Yellow-breasted chat 
Scarlet tanager 
Northern cardinal
Rose-breasted grosbeak
Blue grosbeak 
Indigo bunting 
Eastern towhee 
American tree sparrow 
Chipping sparrow 
Clay-colored sparrow 
Field sparrow 
Vesper sparrow 
Savannah sparrow 
Grasshopper sparrow 
Fox sparrow 
Song sparrow 
Lincoln's sparrow 
Swamp sparrow 
White-throated sparrow
White-crowned sparrow 
Dark-eyed junco 
Lapland longspur 
Snow bunting 
Red-winged blackbird 
Eastern meadowlark 
Rusty blackbird 
Common grackle 
Brown-headed cowbird 
Orchard oriole 
Baltimore oriole 
Purple Finch 
House finch 
Red crossbill
White-winged crossbill
Common redpoll 
Pine siskin 
American goldfinch 
Evening grosbeak 
House sparrow
Sightings in 2000 (255)
Sightings in 2001 (245)
Sightings in 2002 (236)
Sightings in 2003 (251)
Sightings in 2004 (240)
Sightings in 2005 (260
Sightings in 2006 (253)
Sightings in 2007 (253)
Sightings in 2008 (251)
Sightings in 2009 (249)
Sightings in 2010 (250)
Sightings in 2011 (261)
Sightings in 2012 (262)
Sightings in 2013 (262)
Sightings in 2014 (262)
Sightings in 2015 (245)
Sightings in 2016 (245)
Sightings in 2017 (243)
Sightings in 2018 (250)
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