Recent Field Trip Reports

Species Observed During Recent Field Trips


Avondale Field Trip

September 13, 2020

The Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society held a field trip to the Plymouth Avondale Hill tract of the Pinchot Forest District. In attendance were members of the chapter and members of the Plymouth Historical Society. Before the event, local historian Stephen Kondrad delivered a talk about mining at Avondale and the significance of the mining reclamation efforts there. The birding portion of the trip was dedicated to finding migrating raptors. The species list included several species as well other birds. Among those birds counted were:

1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

12 Turkey Vulture 

1 Northern Harrier

1 Cooper's Hawk

8 Bald Eagle

4 Broad-winged Hawk

8 Red-tailed Hawk

2 Northern Flicker

5 Blue Jay

20 Cedar Waxwing


Frances Slocum SP, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, US

Sep 16, 2020 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

11 Participants, including 2 leaders

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

22 species

Highlights: American Kestrel, Pileated Woodpecker, and Chimney Swifts

Mourning Dove  2

Chimney Swift  5

Turkey Vulture  1

Downy Woodpecker  1

Pileated Woodpecker  1

Northern Flicker  1

American Kestrel  1

Blue Jay  6

American Crow  3

Black-capped Chickadee  2

Barn Swallow  6

Red-breasted Nuthatch  1

White-breasted Nuthatch  3

Carolina Wren  3

Gray Catbird  4

Eastern Bluebird  2

American Robin  2

Cedar Waxwing  4

American Goldfinch  6

Chipping Sparrow  2

Song Sparrow  3

Northern Cardinal  2

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Participants in the Avondale Field Trip listen to a history talk. Photo ©Bonnie Yuscavage