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

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)
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            
Black-billed Cuckoo 5/04 Linette Mansberger            
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)            
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)            
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              
Spotted Sandpiper              
Osprey              
Broad-winged Hawk              
Whip-poor-will              
Chimney Swift              
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     10/02 Kathy King       9/23 Kathy King
Acadian Flycatcher              
Eastern Phoebe             11/13 Kathy King
Eastern Wood-Peewee              
Red-eyed Vireo              
Tree Swallow              
Barn Swallow              
House Wren              
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher              
Wood Thrush              
Louisiana Waterthrush              
Ovenbird              
Black-and-white Warbler              
Palm Warbler              
Common Yellowthroat              
American Redstart              
Northern Parula              
Yellow Warbler              
Chestnut-sided Warbler              
Black-throated Blue Warbler              
Black-throated Green Warbler              
Eastern Towhee              
Indigo Bunting              
Scarlet Tanager              
Bobolink              
Baltimore Oriole              
Brown Thrasher              
Grasshopper Sparrow              
Chipping Sparrow              

Winter Residents - arrivals 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Common Merganser              
American Pipit              
Brown Creeper              
Winter Wren              
White-throated Sparrow       10/19 Kathy King   10/13 Kathy King 10/11 Kathy King
Hermit Thrush              
Dark-eyed Junco       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 4/20 Judie Hogan (4/21)            
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)            
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  
Solitary Sandpiper Bonnie Portzline            
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Mike Bertram, Deb Siefken, Nacy Locher, Linette Mansberger Deb Siefken & Linette Mansberger          
Cape May Warbler IMBD            
Palm Warbler Deb Siefken, Bonnie Portzline         Mike Bertram & Co.  
Blackpoll Warbler IMBD            
Bay-breasted Warbler Deb Siefken            
Blackburnian Warbler IMBD            
Magnolia Warbler Judie Hogan