Local Bird Arrivals and Departures


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 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Green Heron 4/13 Oakside Park 4/20 Cy Deitz (5/05) 5/15 Peter Morgan; (4/22) 5/04 Mike Bertram (5/19) (5/22) (5/06)
Great Egret 4/13 Deb Siefken              
Spotted Sandpiper 4/29 Cy Deitz; (4/26) 4/22 Linette Mansberger; (4/18) (4/21) 4/13 Mike Bertram 5/04 Mike Bertram (5/01) (5/03) (4/23)
American Woodcock 3/23 Deb Siefken; (3/02) (3/17) (2/24) (3/10)        
Osprey 4/15 Deb Siefken 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 4/18 Long Pine Rservoir, Cy Deitz 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                
Double-crested Cormorant 4/28 Cy Deitz              
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 5/11 Spangler's Spring 5/13 Linette Mansberger 5/13 IMBD 5/14 IMDB 5/15 Bonnie Portzline (5/09)    
Black-billed Cuckoo 5/11 Spangler's Spring 5/04 Linette Mansberger (5/11)     6/20 Bonnie Portzline 5/11 IMDB  
Eastern Whip-poor-will 4/27 Kathy King 5/03 Mike Bertram 4/14 Mike Bertram 4/25 Mike Bertram 5/07 Mike Bertram 5/13 Mike Bertram (5/11) -
Chimney Swift 4/19 Kathy Gelner; (4/16) 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 4/15 Kathy Gelner; (4/05) 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 4/20 Kathy King 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 Spangler's Spring 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 3/14 Judie Hogan 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 4/24 Cy Deitz; (4/21) 4/30 Linette Mansberger; (4/23) (4/21)          
Great Crested Flycatcher 5/01 Mike Bertram 5/02 Cy Deitz            
Blue-headed Vireo 4/08 Mike Bertram 4/22 Mike Bertram; (4/15) 4/16 Mike Bertram; (4/15) (4/21) (5/25) (4/18) - (4/17)
Warbling Vireo 5/03 Cy Deitz 5/06 Bonnie Portzline; 5/04           5/06 Bonnie Portzline; 5/04
Red-eyed Vireo 5/11 Spangler's Spring 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 4/12 Cy Deitz; (3/30) 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 4/1 Cy Deitz; (3/21) 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 4/13 Oakside Park; (4/05) 5/03 Mike Bertram; (3/30)

 

 

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House Wren 4/21 Linette Mansberger; (4-17) 4/16; Judie Hogan 4/16 Nancy Locher (4/14) (4/18) (4/17) (4/25) (4/26) (4/20)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4/24 Deb Siefken; (4/09) 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 5/01 Bard Shollenberger 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 3/25 Judie Hogan 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 4/29 Mike Bertram 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)
Worm-eating Warbler 4/28 Mike Bertram              
Black-and-white Warbler 4/21 Mike Bertram 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 4/30 Cy Deitz 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)
Hooded Warbler 5/09 Mike Bertram; (5/02)              
American Redstart 4/30 Cy Deitz 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 4/28 Deb Siefken (5/05)            
Black-throated Green Warbler 5/01 Mike Bertram 5/04 Mike Bertram; (4/28)            
Prairie Warbler None reported in Adams County              
Indigo Bunting 5/03 Cy Deitz 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 5/01 Linette Mansberger 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)
Blue Grosbeak (5/03) 5/08 Judie Hogan            
Bobolink 4/28 Bonnie Portzline 5/01 Carole Simon (5/19) (5/14) (5/07) (5/04) 4/27) (5/01)
Baltimore Oriole 4/28 Linette Mansberger 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 5/01 Linette Mansberger 5/02 Cy Deitz; (4/24)            
Brown Thrasher 4/05 Deb Siefken & Linette Mansberger (2/16) 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 3/25 Deb Siefken; (1/28) 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 2019 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          
Bonaparte’s Gull                
Double-crested Cormorant                
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)          
Worm-eating Warbler                
Black-and-white Warbler   9/16 Linette Mansberger (9/17)          
Common Yellowthroat   10/07 Mike Bertram (9/24)          
Hooded Warbler                
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)          
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)          

Winter Residents - arrivals 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Tundra Swan                
Common Merganser     (9/15)          
Green-winged Teal                
American Widgeon                
Common Loon                
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker   9/29 Linette Mansberger (10/05)          
American Pipit     (11/14)          
Red-breasted Nuthatch                
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
Rusty Blackbird                
Hermit Thrush                
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
Purple Finch                
Pine Siskin   11/5 Linette Mansberger (12/17)          

Winter Residents - departures 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Tundra Swan 4/13 Mike Bertram              
Common Merganser 5/06 Linette Mansberger 5/17 Judie Hogan            
Green-winged Teal 4/4/ Cy Deitz              
American Widgeon 4/3 Cy Deitz              
Common Loon 5/19 Deb Siefken              
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4/13 Oakside Park              
American Pipit (3/09) 3/20 Bonnie Portzline (3/22) (3/17) (4/11) (4/10) (3/28) (3/25) (4/20)
Brown Creeper 4/12 Mike Bertram 3/09 Mike Bertram; (4/11)            
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5/18 Deb Siefken              
Winter Wren 4/9 Mike Bertram 4/06 Mike Bertram; (4/20)            
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4/13 Oakside Park              
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4/18 Long Pine Reservoir              
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4/25 Cy Deitz              
White-crowned Sparrow 5/12 Cy Deitz              
White-throated Sparrow 5/09 Cy Deitz
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)
American Tree Sparrow 3/27 Cy Deitz 2/18 Deb Siefken; (4/07)            
Rusty Blackbird 4/3 Cy Deitz              
Hermit Thrush 4/7 Kathy King 4/28 Mike Bertram & Co; (5/05)            
Dark-eyed Junco 4/21 Deb Siefken 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)
Purple Finch 4/16 LInette Mansberger              
Pine Siskin 4/28 Deb Siefken              

Pass-thru Migrants 2019 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 Cy Deitz Bonnie Portzline, Kathy Gelner            
White-rumped Sandpiper   Bonnie Portzline, Nancy Locher            
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Hope Riley, Ralph Siefken, Bard Shollenberger Mike Bertram, Deb Siefken, Nancy Locher, Linette Mansberger Deb Siefken & Linette Mansberger          
Common Nighthawk   Deb Siefken            
Cape May Warbler Cy Geitz, Linette Mansberger IMBD            
Palm Warbler Cy Deitz, Oakside Park Deb Siefken, Bonnie Portzline         Mike Bertram & Co.  
Blackpoll Warbler IMBD IMBD, Linette Mansberger            
Bay-breasted Warbler IMBD Deb Siefken, Mike Bertram            
Blackburnian Warbler   IMBD, Kathy King, Mike Bertram            
Magnolia Warbler IMBD Judie Hogan, Mike Bertram            
Swainson’s Thrush   Cy Deitz, Mike Bertram, Kathy King            

Permanent Residents


Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Wood Duck, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Rock Pigeon, Morning Dove, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Great-blue Heron, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Blad Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Great-horned Owl, Barred Owl, Kingfisher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecjker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, American Crow, Fish Crow, Common Raven, Carolina Chickadee, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Nofrthern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Pine Warbler, Northern Cardinal, House Sparrow