Bird Sightings in Berks County, Pennsylvania - 2012

The following birds were seen in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2012. 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: Joe Beatrice, Justin Bosler, Frank Dickman, Suzanne Dillman, Lauren Fenstermacher, Steve Ferreri, Ryan Fick, Steve Fordyce, Al Guarente, Ellen Grim, Kerry Grim, Ken Hass, Jodie Hey, Jack Holcomb, Holly Hartshorne, David Hughes, Tom Johnson, Dean Kendall, Ken Lebo, Rudy Keller, Katrina Knight, Arlene Koch, Dave Kruel, Ken Lebo, Matt Loyko, David McNaughton, Peter Montgomery, Peter Saenger, Peter Schoenberger, Joan Silagy, Lee Simpson, Mike Slater, Matt Spence, Bill Uhrich, Drew Weber, Nelson Weber, Matt Wlasniewski, Peter and Jane Wolfe.

The list follows the checklist order of the American Ornithologists' Union.
The northern wheatear and pomerine jeagar are new county records.

Sightings in 2012    (262 species) 

Greater white-fronted goose
Snow goose
Rossí goose
Brant 
Cackling goose
Canada goose
Mute swan
Tundra swan 
Wood duck 
Gadwall
American wigeon
American black duck 
Mallard
Blue-winged teal
Northern shoveler
Northern pintail
Green-winged teal
Redhead 
Ring-necked duck 
Greater scaup 
Lesser scaup 
Surf scoter
White-winged scoter
Black scoter
Long-tailed duck
Bufflehead
Common goldeneye 
Hooded merganser 
Common merganser 
Red-breasted merganser 
Ruddy duck 
Ring-necked pheasant 
Ruffed grouse 
Wild turkey 
Red-throated loon
Common loon 
Pied-billed grebe 
Horned grebe 
Red-necked grebe
Leach's Storm-petrel
Wilson's Storm-petrel
Double-crested cormorant 
American bittern 
Great blue heron 
Great egret 
Cattle egret
Green heron 
Black-crowned night-heron 
Yellow-crowned night-heron
White ibis
Glossy ibis
Black vulture 
Turkey vulture
Osprey 
Mississippi kite
Bald eagle 
Northern harrier 
Sharp-shinned hawk 
Cooper's hawk 
Northern goshawk 
Red-shouldered hawk 
Broad-winged hawk 
Swainson's hawk
Red-tailed hawk 
Rough-legged hawk 
Golden eagle 
American kestrel 
Merlin 
Gryfalcon
Peregrine falcon 
Virginia Rail
Sora
American coot 
Sandhill crane
Semipalmated plover
Killdeer 
Greater yellowlegs 
Lesser yellowlegs 
Solitary sandpiper 
Spotted sandpiper 
Semi-palmated sandpiper 
western sandpiper
Least sandpiper 
Baird's sandpiper
Pectoral sandpiper 
Dunlin
Stilt sandpiper
Short-billed dowitcher
Wilsonís snipe 
American woodcock 
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope
Pomerine Jeager
Parasitic Jeager
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
Forsterís tern
Least tern
Black tern
Rock pigeon 
Eurasian collared-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 
Whip-poor-will
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 
Willow flycatcher 
Least† flycatcher 
Eastern phoebe 
Great crested flycatcher 
Eastern kingbird 
Northern shrike
White-eyed vireo 
Yellow-throated vireo
Blue-headed vireo 
Warbling vireo 
Philadelphia vireo 
Red-eyed vireo
Blue jay 
American crow 
Fish crow 
Common raven
Horned lark 
Purple martin 
Tree swallow 
Northern rough-winged swallow 
Bank swallow 
Cliff swallow 
Barn swallow 
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 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern bluebird 
Veery 
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
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 
Ovenbird 
Northern waterthrush 
Louisiana waterthrush 
Kentucky warbler 
Connecticut warbler
Mourning warbler 
Common yellowthroat 
Hooded warbler 
Wilson's warbler 
Canada warbler 
Yellow-breasted chat 
Scarlet tanager 
Green-tailed towhee
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 
Harris's sparrow
White-crowned sparrow 
Dark-eyed junco 
Lapland longspur
Snow bunting 
Northern cardinal
Rose-breasted grosbeak
Blue grosbeak 
Indigo bunting 
Dickcissel
Bobolink 
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 
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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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