Bird Sightings in Berks County, Pennsylvania - 2005

The following birds were seen in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2005. 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: David Barber, Ed Barrell, Rich Bonnett, Joe Beatrice, Tom Clauser, Catherine Elwell, Steve Fordyce, Laurie Goodrich, Kerry Grim, David Hughes, Rudy Keller, Dean Kendall, Katrina Knight, Arlene Koch, Dave Kruel, Ken Lebo, Patrick O'Donnell, Peter Saenger, Sue Schmoyer, Joan Silagy, Matt Spence, Bill Uhrich, Drew Weber, Bruce Williams and Matt Wlasniewski. 
The list follows the checklist order of the American Ornithologists' Union. 

Sightings in 2005    (260 species)    (Two missing species added 2/28/06)

Red-throated loon 
Pacific loon
Common loon 
Pied-billed grebe 
Horned grebe 
Red-necked grebe 
Great cormorant
Double-crested cormorant 
American bittern 
Least bittern 
Great blue heron 
Great egret 
Green heron 
Black-crowned night-heron 
Yellow-crowned night-heron
Tundra swan 
Mute swan 
Trumpeter swan
Greater White-fronted goose
Snow goose 
Ross’ goose
Canada goose 
Cackling goose
Wood duck 
Green-winged teal
American black duck 
Northern pintail
Blue-winged teal
Northern shoveler
Eurasian wigeon
American wigeon 
Ring-necked duck 
Greater scaup 
Lesser scaup 
Long-tailed duck
Black 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 
Northern bobwhite
Virginia rail
Common moorhen
American coot 
Sandhill crane
Black-bellied Plover
American golden plover
Semipalmated plover 
Black-necked stilt
Greater yellowlegs 
Lesser yellowlegs
Solitary sandpiper 
Spotted sandpiper 
Ruddy turnstone
Semipalmated sandpiper 
Western sandpiper
Least sandpiper 
White-rumped sandpiper
Baird’s sandpiper
Pectoral sandpiper 
Stilt sandpiper
Short-billed dowitcher
Common snipe
American woodcock 
Bonaparte's gull
Ring-billed gull
Herring gull 
Iceland gull 
Lesser black-backed gull 
Glaucous gull 
Great black-backed gull 
Caspian tern 
Common tern
Forster's tern
Least tern
Black tern
Rock dove 
Mourning dove 
Black-billed cuckoo 
Yellow-billed cuckoo 
Barn owl 
Eastern screech owl 
Great horned owl 
Snowy owl
Barred owl 
Northern saw-whet owl 
Common nighthawk 
Chimney swift
Ruby-throated hummingbird 
Rufous 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 
Alder flycatcher
Willow flycatcher 
Least  flycatcher 
Eastern phoebe 
Great crested flycatcher
Western kingbird
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 
Gray catbird
Northern mockingbird 
Brown thrasher 
European starling 
American pipit 
Cedar waxwing
Norhern 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 
Prothonotory 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 
Snow bunting 
Red-winged blackbird 
Eastern meadowlark 
Rusty blackbird 
Brewer’s 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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