Local Bird Arrivals and Departures

Under Development


These are friendly competitions in spotting the first and last appearances of migrants in Adams County (summer and winter residents and migrants passing through) for SMAS members. It is planned to graph this data to see whether trends over time can be observed.

The dates in parentheses are the reports of the first and last dates of birds by anyone, not just SMAS members. The entries in blue are those reports by SMAS members that are also earlier or later than any other reports. Where a name includes '& Co.' this designates a group.

To add your sightings to these tables send details to Mike Bertram at SMAS@southmountainaudubon.org or by posting them on eBird.

IMBD - International Migratory Bird Day

DD - Devil’s Den, Gettysburg NHP

OP - Oakside Park

Summer Residents - arrivals 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Green Heron 4/20 Cy Deitz (5/05) 5/15 Peter Morgan; (4/22) 5/04 Mike Bertram (5/19) (5/22) (5/06)
Great Egret              
Spotted Sandpiper 4/22 Linette Mansberger; (4/18) (4/21) 4/13 Mike Bertram 5/04 Mike Bertram (5/01) (5/03) (4/23)
Osprey 4/13 Deb Siefken (3/26) 4/11 Mike Bertram; (4/07) 4/12 Bonnie Portzline; (3/21) 5/11 Mike Bertram; (3/31) 4/13 Bonnie Portzline; (4/04) (4/08) (4/04)
Broad-winged Hawk 4/21 Mike Bertram; (4/13) 4/14 Bonnie Portzline; (4/12) 4/17 Mike Bertram; (4/12) 4/12 Mike Bertram (4/24) 4/15 Mike Bertram (6/10)
Bonaparte’s Gull              
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 5/13 Linette Mansberger 5/13 IMBD 5/14 IMDB 5/15 Bonnie Portzline (5/09)    
Black-billed Cuckoo 5/04 Linette Mansberger (5/11)     6/20 Bonnie Portzline 5/11 IMDB  
Eastern Whip-poor-will 5/03 Mike Bertram 4/14 Mike Bertram 4/25 Mike Bertram 5/07 Mike Bertram 5/13 Mike Bertram (5/11) -
Chimney Swift 4/28 Mike Bertram & Co; (4/20) (4/15) 5/14 Mike Bertram & Co.; (4/25) 5/10 Bonnie Portzline; (4/21) (4/09) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co.; (4/17) (4/16)
Purple Martin 4/9 Kathy Gelner (3/30) (4/04) (4/03) (4/03) (3/28) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co.; (4/02) (4/03)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4/23 Judie Hogan (4/28) 4/22; Mike Bertram 4/21; Nancy Locher, Kathy King 4/25 Kathy King 4/25 Kathy King 4/19 Mike Bertram
Acadian Flycatcher 5/11 Kathy King; (5/07) 5/19 Linette Mansberger (4/30) 5/15; Bonnie Portzline (5/07) (5/07) 6/05 Mike Bertram & Co. (5/04)
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5/11 Mike Bertram; (5/04) 5/19 Linette Mansberger; (5/08) 5/14; Mike Bertram & Co.; (5/13) 5/11 Mike Bertram 5/20 Mike Bertram; (5/04) (5/18) (5/01)
Eastern Phoebe 2/28 Linette Manseberger & Co. (1/2) 3/08; Mike Bertram 3/18; Nancy Locher (3/08) 3/20; Kathy King 3/29 Kathy King; (3/22) 3/24 Kathy King; (3/14) 3/08 Mike Bertram
Eastern Kingbird 4/30 Linette Mansberger; (4/23) (4/21)          
Great Crested Flycatcher 5/02 Cy Deitz            
Blue-headed Vireo 4/22 Mike Bertram; (4/15) 4/16 Mike Bertram; (4/15) (4/21) (5/25) (4/18) - (4/17)
Warbling Vireo 5/06 Bonnie Portzline; 5/04           5/06 Bonnie Portzline; 5/04
Red-eyed Vireo 5/07 Mike Bertram & Deb Siefken; (5/01) 5/19 Mike Bertram; (5/05) 5/09 Mike Bertram; (4/27) 5/04 Mike Bertram; (4/30) (4/13) (4/26) (4/27)
Barn Swallow 4/20 Cy Deitz; (3/30) 4/18 Nancy Locher (4/05) 5/14 Peter Morgan & Mike Bertram & Co. (4/08) 5/10; Bonnie Portzline (4/07) 4/13 Bonnie Portzline; (4/07) (4/02) (4/14)
Tree Swallow 3/31 Bonnie Portzline; (3/17) 3/29 Bonnie Portzline (3/23) 4/13 Bonnie Portzline; (3/17) 5/15 Bonnie Portzline; (3/26) 4/13 Bonnie Portzline; (3/28) (3/20) (3/10)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5/03 Mike Bertram; (3/30)

 

 

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House Wren 4/16; Judie Hogan 4/16 Nancy Locher (4/14) (4/18) (4/17) (4/25) (4/26) (4/20)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4/22 Mike Bertram; (4/14) 4/14 Bonnie Portzline; (4/11) (4/07) 5/10 Bonnie Portzline; (4/14) (4/13) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co; (4/13) (4/17)
Wood Thrush 5/02 Cy Deitz, Bonnie Portzline & Deb Siefken; (4/25) (4/23) 5/02; Mike Bertram 5/04 Mike Bertram; (4/28) 5/10 Elizabeth Griffith; (4/27) 5/08 Mike Bertram; (4/26) (4/27)
Louisiana Waterthrush 3/31 Judie Hogan (3/30) 4/12 Mike Bertram (4/05) 4/25 Mike Bertram (3/25) (4/02) (4/05) 4/26 Mike Bertram (4/10)
Ovenbird 5/01 Mike Bertram; (4/28) (4/24) 5/02 Mike Bertram (4/26) 4/30 Mike Bertram 4/30 Mike Bertram 5/08 Mike Bertram; (5/01) (5/05)
Black-and-white Warbler 4/13 Kathy King 4/22 Mike Bertram 4/25 Mike Bertram (4/24) 4/29 Mike Bertram 4/28 Mike Bertram 4/25 Mike Bertram (5/04)
Common Yellowthroat 5/02 Deb Siefken & Bonnie Portzline; (4/08) 5/13 Linette Mansberger (4/19) 5/03 Mike Bertram (4/23) 5/04 Mike Bertram 5/04 Mike Bertram (4/28) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co; (4/27) (4/17)
American Redstart 5/01 Mike Bertram; (4/27)            
Northern Parula 5/12 IMBD; (5/04)            
Yellow Warbler 5/04 Cy Deitz            
Chestnut-sided Warbler 5/12 IMBD; (5/04)            
Black-throated Blue Warbler (5/05)            
Black-throated Green Warbler 5/04 Mike Bertram; (4/28)            
Prairie Warbler              
Indigo Bunting 5/03 Deb Siefken (4/27) 5/14 Mike Bertram & Co.; (5/03) 5/09 Peter Morgan (5/04) 5/12 Mike Bertram & Co. 5/07 Kathy King; (5/05)
Scarlet Tanager 5/02 Bonnie Portzline (4/29) 5/03 Mike Bertram; (4/28) 5/06 Mike Bertram 5/08 Mike Bertram; (4/28) 4/24 Mike Bertram & Kathy King 5/06 Mike Bertram; (4/27)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5/01 Mike Bertram; 4/30 5/13 Deb Siefken & Linette Mansberger (4/29) (5/03) None (5/10) (5/08) (5/04)
Blue Grosbeak 5/08 Judie Hogan            
Bobolink 5/01 Carole Simon (5/19) (5/14) (5/07) (5/04) 4/27) (5/01)
Baltimore Oriole 5/02 Cy Deitz & Linette Mansberger; (5/01) 5/13 Linette Manberger; (4/29) 5/14 Peter Morgan & Mike Bertram & Co.; (5/03) 5/09 Linette Mansberger; (5/01) (5/02) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co; (4/26) (5/01)
Orchard Oriole 5/02 Cy Deitz; (4/24)            
Brown Thrasher 4/07 Nancy Locher (4/01) 4/16 Nancy Locher (3/31) 5/04 Mike Bertram (4/07) 5/09; Linette Mansberger (5/02) (4/08) 4/09 Mike Bertram (4/11)
Grasshopper Sparrow 5/14 Carole Simon; (5/04)            
Chipping Sparrow 4/02 Mike Bertram (3/30) 4/09 Mike Bertram (3/25) (2/02) 4/12 Mike Bertram(4/03) 4/13 Mike Bertram(1/04) 4/11 Mike Bertram(4/08) (3/24)

Summer Residents - departures 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Green Heron 9/13 Deb Siefken (9/20) (9/24)          
Great Egret 10/04 Linette Mansberger & Deb Siefkin 10/10 Mike Bertram          
Spotted Sandpiper 9/24 Nancy Locher 9/04 Mike Bertram          
Osprey 10/01 Kathy King (9/28)          
Broad-winged Hawk 9/25 Kathy King 9/17 Mike Bertram          
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 10/13 Linette Mansberger            
Whip-poor-will (6/14) (6/02)          
Chimney Swift 10/15 Deb Siefken et al (10/02) (10/07) (10/15) (10/02) (10/06) (9/23)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 10/16 Nancy Locher (10/11) 10/02 Kathy King       9/23 Kathy King
Acadian Flycatcher 9/22 Judie Hogan (8/06)          
Eastern Wood-Peewee 10/1 Kathy King, Linette Mansberger (10/04)          
Great-crested Flycatcher 9/6 Linette Mansberger (9/15) (9/15)          
Red-eyed Vireo 10/10 Bonnie Portzline (9/17)          
Blue-headed Vireo 10/31 Mike Bertram            
Tree Swallow 10/13 Deb Siefken (10/26)          
Barn Swallow (9/10) (9/13)          
Purple Martin 7/30 Mike O'Brien (8/22) (8/18) (8/16) (8/11) (8/05) (7/23) (7/20)
House Wren 9/20 Mike Bertram (9/30)          
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 9/19 Nancy Locher (9/15)          
Wood Thrush 9/15 Kathy King (9/29)          
Louisiana Waterthrush              
Ovenbird 9/29 Mike Bertram (10/02)          
Black-and-white Warbler 9/16 Linette Mansberger (9/17)          
Common Yellowthroat 10/07 Mike Bertram (9/24)          
American Redstart 9/29 Cy Deitz (9/17)          
Northern Parula 6/05 Linette Mansberger (10/03)          
Yellow Warbler (8/31) (9/22)          
Chestnut-sided Warbler 9/16 Linette Mansberger (9/21)          
Black-throated Green Warbler 10/05 Mike Bertram (10/14)          
Black-throated Blue Warbler 10/16 Kathy King            
Prairie Warbler 9/25 Cy Deitz            
Indigo Bunting (9/21) (10/05)          
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 10/02 Nancy Locher (9/17)          
Scarlet Tanager 9/06 Mike Bertram (9/17)          
Bobolink (8/25) (8/09)          
Baltimore Oriole 7/08 Nancy Locher (9/02)          
Brown Thrasher 10/04 Mike Bertram (12/16)          
Grasshopper Sparrow (7/29) (8/13)          
Chipping Sparrow 10/25 Linette Mansberger (11/21)          

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Winter Residents - arrivals 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Common Merganser   (9/15)          
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 9/29 Linette Mansberger (10/05)          
American Pipit   (11/14)          
Brown Creeper 10/1 Kathy King (10/09)          
Winter Wren   (12/02)          
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10/05 Kathy King (10/06)          
Golden-crowned Kinglet 10/24 Deb Siefken (10/01)          
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 9/30 Kathy King (9/30)          
Hermit Thrush 11/6 Mike Bertram (10/14)          
White-crowned Sparrow 10/20 OP            
White-throated Sparrow 10/1 Mike Bertram (10/01)   10/19 Kathy King   10/13 Kathy King 10/11 Kathy King
Dark-eyed Junco 10/10 Mike Bertram (10/18)   10/19 Kathy King 10/11 Kathy King 10/9 Kathy King 10/11 Kathy King

Winter Residents - departures 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Common Merganser 5/17 Judie Hogan            
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker              
American Pipit 3/20 Bonnie Portzline (3/22) (3/17) (4/11) (4/10) (3/28) (3/25) (4/20)
Brown Creeper 3/09 Mike Bertram; (4/11)            
Winter Wren 4/06 Mike Bertram; (4/20)            
Yellow-rumped Warbler              
Golden-crowned Kinglet              
Ruby-crowned Kinglet              
White-crowned Sparrow              
White-throated Sparrow 5/09 Mike Bertram; (5/10) 5/13 Deb Siefken & Linette Mansberger & Co. (5/26) (5/14) 5/10 Bonnie Portzline (5/04) 5/11 Kathy King (5/05)
Hermit Thrush 4/28 Mike Bertram & Co; (5/05)            
Dark-eyed Junco 5/01 Nancy Locher 4/10 Mike Bertram & Co.; (4/16) 4/01 Mike Bertram; (4/20) 4/12 Mike Bertram; (4/25) (4/20) (4/26) (5/10)

Pass-thru Migrants 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Wilson’s Snipe Bonnie Portzline, Carole Simon Bonnie Portzline Mike Bertram     Peter Morgan  
Least Sandpiper Bonnie Portzline, Nancy Locher            
Solitary Sandpiper Bonnie Portzline, Kathy Gelner            
White-rumped Sandpiper Bonnie Portzline, Nancy Locher            
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Mike Bertram, Deb Siefken, Nancy Locher, Linette Mansberger Deb Siefken & Linette Mansberger          
Common Nighthawk Deb Siefken            
Cape May Warbler IMBD            
Palm Warbler Deb Siefken, Bonnie Portzline         Mike Bertram & Co.  
Blackpoll Warbler IMBD, Linette Mansberger            
Bay-breasted Warbler Deb Siefken, Mike Bertram            
Blackburnian Warbler IMBD, Kathy King, Mike Bertram            
Magnolia Warbler Judie Hogan, Mike Bertram            
Swainson’s Thrush Cy Deitz, Mike Bertram, Kathy King