Local Bird Arrivals and Departures

Under Development


This is a friendly competition in spotting the first and last appearances of migrants in Adams County (summer and winter residents) 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.

Summer Residents - arrivals 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Spotted Sandpiper (4/23) (5/03) (5/01) 5/04 Mike Bertram 4/13 Mike Bertram (4/21)  
Wilson’s Snipe (2/21) 2/17 Peter Morgan (1/04) 3/13 5/03 Mike Bertram (3/24 3/05 Bonnie Portzline 3/20 Bonnie Portzline
Osprey (4/04) (4/08) 4/13 Bonnie Portzline; (4/04) 5/11 Mike Bertram; (3/31) 4/12 Bonnie Portzline; (3/21) 4/11 Mike Bertram; (4/07) 4/13 Deb Siefken (3/26)
Broad-winged Hawk (6/10) 4/15 Mike Bertram (4/24) 4/12 Mike Bertram 4/17 Mike Bertram; (4/12) 4/14 Bonnie Portzline; (4/12) 4/21 Mike Bertram; (4/13)
Chimney Swift (4/16) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co.; (4/17) (4/09) 5/10 Bonnie Portzline; (4/21) 5/14 Mike Bertram & Co.; (4/25) (4/15)  
Purple Martin (4/03) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co.; (4/02) (3/28) (4/03) (4/03) (4/04) 4/9 Kathy Gelner (3/30)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4/19 Mike Bertram 4/25 Kathy King 4/25 Kathy King 4/21; Nancy Locher, Kathy King 4/22; Mike Bertram (4/28)  
Acadian Flycatcher (5/04) 6/05 Mike Bertram & Co. (5/07) 5/15; Bonnie Portzline (5/07) (4/30) 5/19 Linette Mansberger  
Eastern Phoebe 3/08 Mike Bertram 3/24 Kathy King; (3/14) 3/29 Kathy King; (3/22) 3/20; Kathy King 3/18; Nancy Locher (3/08) 3/08; Mike Bertram 2/28 Linette Manseberger & Co. (1/2)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (5/01) (5/18) 5/20 Mike Bertram; (5/04) 5/11 Mike Bertram 5/14; Mike Bertram & Co. (5/13) 5/19 Linette Mansberger (5/08)  
Red-eyed Vireo (4/27) (4/26) (4/13) 5/04 Mike Bertram (4/30) 5/09 Mike Bertram (4/27) 5/19 Mike Bertram (5/05)  
Tree Swallow (3/10) (3/20) 4/13 Bonnie Portzline; (3/28) 5/15 Bonnie Portzline; (3/26) 4/13 Bonnie Portzline; (3/17) 3/29 Bonnie Portzline (3/23) 3/31 Bonnie Portzline(3/17)
Barn Swallow (4/14/) (4/02) 4/13 Bonnie Portzline; (4/07) 5/10; Bonnie Portzline (4/07) 5/14 Peter Morgan & Mike Bertram & Co. (4/08) 4/18 Nancy Locher (4/05)  
House Wren (4/20) (4/26) (4/25) (4/17) (4/18) 4/16 Nancy Locher (4/14) 4/16; Judie Hogan
Wood Thrush (4/27) 5/08 Mike Bertram; (4/26) 5/10 Elizabeth Griffith; (4/27) 5/04 Mike Bertram; (4/28) 5/02; Mike Bertram (4/23)  
Gray Catbird (4/27) 5/05 Mike Bertram; (4/27) 5/10 Elizabeth Griffith; (4/30) 4/21 Nancy Locher 5/03 Mike Bertram; (4/19) 4/05; Bonnie Portzline (1/22)
Louisiana Waterthrush (4/10) 4/26 Mike Bertram (4/05) (4/02) 4/25 Mike Bertram (3/25) 4/12 Mike Bertram (4/05) 3/31 Judie Hogan (3/30)
Ovenbird (5/05) 5/08 Mike Bertram; (5/01) 4/30 Mike Bertram 4/30 Mike Bertram 5/02 Mike Bertram (4/26) (4/24)  
Black-and-white Warbler (5/04) 4/25 Mike Bertram 4/28 Mike Bertram 4/29 Mike Bertram 4/25 Mike Bertram (4/24) 4/22 Mike Bertram 4/13 Kathy King
Common Yellowthroat (4/17) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co; (4/27) 5/04 Mike Bertram (4/28) 5/04 Mike Bertram 5/03 Mike Bertram (4/23) 5/13 Linette Mansberger (4/19) (4/08)
Indigo Bunting 5/07 Kathy King; (5/05) 5/12 Mike Bertram & Co. (5/04) 5/09 Peter Morgan 5/14 Mike Bertram & Co.; (5/03) (4/27)  
Scarlet Tanager (4/27) 4/24 Mike Bertram & Kathy King 5/08 Mike Bertram; (4/28) 5/06 Mike Bertram 5/03 Mike Bertram; (4/28) (4/29)  
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (5/04) (5/08) (5/10) None (5/03) 5/13 Deb Siefken & Linette Mansberger (4/29)  
Bobolink (5/01) 4/27) (5/04) (5/07) (5/14) (5/19)  
Baltimore Oriole (5/01) 5/11 Mike Bertram & Co; (4/26) (5/02) 5/09 Linette Mansberger; (5/01) 5/14 Peter Morgan & Mike Bertram & Co.; (5/03) 5/13 Linette Manberger; (4/29)  
Brown Thrasher (4/11) 4/09 Mike Bertram (4/08) 5/09; Linette Mansberger (5/02) 5/04 Mike Bertram (4/07) 4/16 Nancy Locher (3/31) 4/7 Nancy Locher (4/1)
Chipping Sparrow (3/24) 4/11 Mike Bertram(4/08) 4/13 Mike Bertram(1/04) 4/12 Mike Bertram(4/03) (2/02) 4/09 Mike Bertram 3/25) 4/02 Mike Bertram (3/30)
Summer Residents - departures 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Spotted Sandpiper             
Wilson’s Snipe             
Osprey             
Broad-winged Hawk              
Chimney Swift              
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 9/23 Kathy King       10/02 Kathy King    
Acadian Flycatcher              
Eastern Phoebe 11/13 Kathy King            
Eastern Wood-Peewee              
Red-eyed Vireo              
Tree Swallow              
Barn Swallow              
House Wren              
Wood Thrush              
Gray Catbird              
Louisiana Waterthrush              
Ovenbird              
Black-and-white Warbler              
Common Yellowthroat              
Eastern Towhee              
Indigo Bunting              
Scarlet Tanager              
Rose-breasted Grosbeak              
Bobolink              
Baltimore Oriole              
Brown Thrasher              
Chipping Sparrow              
Winter Residents - arrivals 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
American Pipit              
White-throated Sparrow 10/11 Kathy King 10/13 Kathy King   10/19 Kathy King      
Dark-eyed Junco 10/11 Kathy King 10/9 Kathy King 10/11 Kathy King 10/19 Kathy King      
Winter Residents - departures 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
American Pipit (4/20) (3/25) (3/28) (4/10) (4/11) (3/17) 3/20 Bonnie Portzline (3/22)
White-throated Sparrow (5/05) 5/11 Kathy King (5/04) 5/10 Bonnie Portzline (5/14) 5/13 Deb Siefken & Linette Mansberger & Co. (5/26)  
Dark-eyed Junco (5/10) (4/26) (4/20) 4/12 Mike Bertram; (4/25) 4/01 Mike Bertram; (4/20) 4/10 Mike Bertram & Co.; (4/16) 4/19 Mike Bertram