Bird Sightings in Berks County, Pennsylvania - 2017

The following birds were seen in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2017. 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 for 2017 are: Dan Altif, Ed Barrell, Joe Beatrice, Dale Beitzel, Steve Boyer, Liz Cates, Jay Drasher, Jim Eckert, Steve Fordyce, Ellen Grim, Kerry Grim, Holly Hartshorne, Daniel Hinnebusch, Russ Hoffman, Dave Hughes, Sue and Dick Hybki, Linda Ingram, Rudy Keller, Dean Kendall, Dave Kruel, Harold Lebo, Ken Lebo, Nathan Lewis, Holly Merker, Peter Montgomery, Peter Saenger, Susan Schmoyer, Mike Slater, Matt Spence, Jaime Thomas, Bruce Williams, Matt Wlasniewski, Peter and Jane Wolfe, Art Zdancewic,
 
The list follows the checklist order of the American Ornithologists' Union.

Sightings in 2017    (243 species) 

Greater white-fronted goose
Snow goose
Ross' goose
Cackling goose
Canada goose
Mute swan
Tundra swan
Wood duck
Gadwall
Eurasian wigeon
American wigeon
American black duck
Mallard
Blue-winged teal
Northern shoveler
Northern pintail
Green-winged teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked duck
Greater scaup
Lesser scaup
Surf 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
Double-crested cormorant
American bittern
Least bittern
Great blue heron
Great egret
Snowy egret
Little blue heron
Cattle egret
Green heron
Black-crowned night-heron
Yellow-crowned night-heron
Black vulture
Turkey vulture
Osprey
Swallow-tailed kite
Mississippi kite
Bald eagle
Northern harrier
Sharp-shinned hawk
Cooper's hawk
Northern goshawk
Red-shouldered hawk
Broad-winged hawk
Red-tailed hawk
Golden eagle
American kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine falcon
Virginia rail
Sora
American coot
Sandhill crane
Semipalmated plover
Killdeer
American Avocet
Greater yellowlegs
Lesser yellowlegs
Solitary sandpiper
Spotted sandpiper
Semipalmated sandpiper
Least sandpiper
Pectoral sandpiper
Dunlin
Wilson's snipe
American woodcock
Laughing gull
Bonaparte's gull
Ring-billed gull
Herring gull
Lesser black-backed gull
Great black-backed gull
Caspian tern
Common tern
Black tern
Rock pigeon
Eurasian collared-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
Whip-poor-will
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
Alder flycatcher
Willow flycatcher
Least flycatcher
Eastern phoebe
Great crested flycatcher
Western kingbird
Eastern kingbird
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
Eastern bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked 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
Yellow-throated 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
Ovenbird
Northern waterthrush
Louisiana waterthrush
Kentucky warbler
Connecticut warbler
Mourning warbler
Common yellowthroat
Hooded warbler
Wilson's warbler
Canada warbler
Yellow-breasted chat
Summer tanager
Scarlet tanager
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
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
Black-backed oriole
Purple finch
House finch
Common redpoll
Pine siskin
American goldfinch
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)
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