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Wood Duck to Black Rail

Transcribed by Lynn Jackson - Archivist

  SPECIES   YEARS DATE LOCATION: OBSERVER: COMMENTS:
39 Wood Duck Aix sponsa 1941/1942 4-Feb Schuylkill River, Phila. PA J. M. Cadbury 4
        {no date} Wissahickon Creek  {Phila., PA} Ross 4 - wintering
        8-Mar Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
      1942/1943 24-Feb Wissahickon Creek  {Phila., PA} Miller  
        5-Mar Chestnut Hill, PA Ross  
        28-Mar Moorestown,  PA  {? NJ ?} Haines 3 pairs
        31-Mar Pennypack Park, PA Miller 4
      1943/1944 6-Jan Springton Reservoir, PA Rigby  
      1945 29-Sep Fish House, NJ Jacobs  
        20-Nov Springton, PA Rigby Bros. 3
      1946 {no date} Mt. Holly, NJ Sprow nesting in abandoned crow's nest
40 Redhead Nyroca americana 1941/1942 16-Feb Spring Lake, NJ J. M. Cadbury  
        8-Mar Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
      1943/1944 12-Mar Penn Manor, PA J. M. Cadbury  
        12-Oct Springton, PA Rigby 2
      1945 4-Mar Brielle, NJ Kramer 7
        13-Oct Springton, PA Rigby Bros. 2 males
      1946 3-Mar Springton, PA Rigby Bros. 7
        17-Oct Centerton, NJ Miller female
41 Ring-necked Duck Nyroca collaris 1942/1941 7-Mar Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
      1942/1943 14-Nov Springton Reservoir, PA Debes  
        21-Mar Penn Manor, PA Kramer 300
      1945 21-Oct Springton, PA Rigby Bros. 12- fairly steady population throughout the fall
      1946 3-Mar Marshalltown, NJ Jacobs  
        29-Dec Cape May, NJ Reimann & Callopy  
      1947 3/30 - 4/6 Cape May, NJ Choate  
42 Scaup  {sp}   1942/1943 13-Nov Haverford College Pond, PA J. M. Cadbury  
        14-Nov Springton Reservoir, PA Debes  
        29-Nov Harrisia, NJ Jacobs 4
      1943/1944 10/12/44 Springton, PA Rigby  
      1945 10-Nov Springton, PA Rigby Bros.  
      1946 8-Apr Lake Wallenpaupack, PA Corbett  
43 Canvasback Nyroca valisineria 1941/1942 8-Mar Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole 2
      1942/1943 14-Nov Springton Reservoir, PA Debes  
      1943/1944 11/26-1/6 Riverton, NJ Moore 8
        6-Feb Spring Lake, NJ Kramer  
        12-Mar Penn Manor, PA J. M. Cadbury  
      1945 25-Mar Springton, PA Rigby Bros.  
        21-Oct Springton, PA Rigby Bros. 12
44 American Goldeneye Glaucionetta clangula clangula 1941/1942 1-Mar Wissahickon Creek  {Phila., PA} Wildman, Jr. female
        2-Dec Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
        15-Mar Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole 14
      1943/1944 14-May Springton, PA Rigby Bros. male
      1945 25-Mar Springton, PA Rigby Bros.  
        1-Dec between National Park and Salem, NJ Coman 1
        4-Nov Springton, PA Rigby Bros.  
      1946 3-Feb West Chester, PA Paul Martin 4 females
        8-Apr Lake Wallenpaupack, PA Corbett  
45 Barrow's Goldeneye Glaucionetta islandica 1946 8-Apr Lake Wallenpaupack, PA Corbett first of PA sight
46 Bufflehead Charitonetta albcola 1943/1944 6-Mar Tinicum, PA Rigby 3
        20-Feb Haverford, PA Baily  
        10/12/44 Springton, PA Rigby  
      1945 25-Mar Springton, PA Rigby Bros.  
        21-Oct Springton, PA Rigby Bros. 2
        4-Nov Springton, PA Rigby Bros. 7
      1946 8-Apr Lake Wallenpaupack, PA Corbett  
        17-Mar Delanco, NJ Sprow 3
47 Old-Squaw Clangula nyemalis 1941/1942 27-Oct Delaware City, DE J. M. Cadbury 125
      1943/1944 28-Apr Gustine Lake Fairmount Park, {Phila, PA} J. M. Cadbury  
        20-Aug Tucker's Island, NJ Kramer  
      1945 1-Dec between National Park and Salem, NJ Coman 40
        11/3 - 11/4 Springton, PA Rigby Bros. 11/3 (1) ... 11/4 (16)
48 King Eider Somateria spectabilis 1941/1942 1-Jan Wildwood, NJ Coman male diving and feeding near jetty
        15-Feb Two Mile Beach, NJ Reimann, Miller & Callopy 4
      1942/1943 19-Nov Burlington, NJ Bond 3 reported shot
      1946 29-Dec Montauk Point, NY Finkel  
49 White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi 1941/1942 22-May Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole 10
      1945 12-Oct Haverford College Pond, PA Baily for Jacob Abbott  
        4-Nov Springton, PA Rigby Bros. 1
50 Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata 1941/1942 5/16/42 Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
51 American Scoter Oidemia americana  1941/1942 22-May Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
52 Ruddy Duck Erismatura jamaicensis rubida 1941/1942 1-Jan Wildwood, NJ Coman 3
        13-May Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
      1942/1943 19-Nov Burlington, NJ Bond  
      1943/1944 10/12/44 Springton, PA Rigby  
      1945 10-Nov Springton, PA Rigby Bros. 60
        1-Dec between National Park and Salem, NJ Coman 1500
      1946 3-Jan Delanco, NJ Sprow  
      1947       This year has seen a remarkable increase in the 
              numbers of Ruddy Ducks. A notable day was
              11/16 when Coman reported 3600 along the Delaware
53 Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus 1941/1942 11/7 - 3/8 Museum Park, Reading, PA Poole continuously
      1942/1943 14-Nov Springton Reservoir, PA Debes  
        15-Nov Cape May, NJ Kramer 6
        29-Nov Harrisia, NJ Jacobs 7
      1943/1944 19-Dec Riverton, NJ Moore  
      1945 25-Mar Springton, PA Rigby Bros.  
        {no date} between National Park and Salem, NJ Coman 5
      1946 19-Jan West Chester, PA Paul Martin 2 females
54 American Merganser Mergus merganser americanus 1941/1942 15-Nov Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole arrival
      1943/1944 20-Jan Wissahickon Creek  {Phila., PA} J. M. Cadbury  
      1945 25-Mar Springton, PA Rigby Bros.  
        1-Dec between National Park and Salem, NJ Coman 6
        28-Oct Springton, PA Rigby Bros. 1
        7-Apr Mt. Holly, NJ Sprow  
55 Red-breatsed Merganser Mergus serrator 1941/1942 12-Mar West Chester Reservoir, PA Conway  
        11-Apr Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
        17-May Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
      1945 25-Mar Springton, PA Rigby Bros.  
        21-Oct Springton, PA Rigby Bros. 6
        "summer" Island Beach, NJ to Jacobs by Freeman during summer - old dock with small young
      1946 30-Mar Fortescue, NJ Woolman 4
        1-Jun Ocean City, NJ J. Rigby 2
56 Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura septentrionalis 1941/1942 24-Jan Shartlesville, PA Poole unusual for this vicinity
      1945 21-Oct Bake Oven Knob, PA Choate  
      1946 30-Mar Fortescue, NJ Woolman 16
        3-Mar Chestnut Hill, PA Hebard  
      1947 16-Mar Wind Gap Kramer & Lukens  
        19-Mar Wind Gap Hebard  
57 Black Vulture Coragyps atratus atratus 1947 9-May Bombay Hook, DE Manners 2
        9-Nov Bombay Hook, DE H. Cutler 3
        18-Nov Bombay Hook, DE H. Cutler 6
      1948 6-Jun Phoenixville, PA Kramer  
      1953 1-Feb Chester Co., PA Street 2
58 Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus forficatus 1946 2-Sep Cape May, NJ Choate for Northwood  
59 Eastern Goshawk Astur atricapillus atricapillus 1946 7-Apr Cresheim Valley, {Phila}, PA Finkel  
        14-Apr Mill Creek, Ardmore, PA Lukens  
      1953 12-Apr King of Prussia, PA D. Cutler 1
60 Sharp-shinner Hawk Accipiter velox velox 1946 7-Apr Cresheim Valley, {Phila}, PA Goldstein  
        16-Apr Andorra Nursery, PA Goldstein  
        26-May Delaware Co., PA Hoy nest 5 eggs
61 Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperi 1946 7-Apr Cresheim Valley, {Phila}, PA Goldstein  
        16-Apr Andorra Nursery, PA Goldstein 3
        Fred Schmid saw a Cooper's Hawk capture a starling and drown it in a creek  
62 Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus platypterus 1941/1942 14-Apr West Chester, PA Conway more than 70
      1942/1943 14-Mar Springton Reservoir, PA J. Rigby 6
      1945 22-Sep Haverford, PA Hastings 1000
        22-Sep Media, PA Mohr 200
        22-Sep Chestnut Hill, {Phila} PA Corson's several hundred
        22-Sep Oak Lane, {Phila}, PA Mohr 100
      1946 7-Apr Mt. Holly, NJ Sprow  
        16-Apr Andorra Nursery, PA Goldstein 10
        13-Oct Hawk Mt., PA Kramer 2
63 American Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus s.johannis 1942/1941 11/15 - 5/2 Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
      1946 1-Jan Tinicum, PA Rigby Bros. 3
        7-Apr Manahawkin, NJ Street, Lukens & Kramer  
64 Northern Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus lineatus 1941/1942 18-May Cheyney, PA Schmid  
      1942/1943 14-Mar Springton Reservoir, PA J. Rigby 2
      1943/1944 20-Jan Wissahickon Creek  {Phila., PA} J. M. Cadbury  
        21-Oct Bake Oven Knob, PA Choate & Seegers  
      1946 16-Apr Andorra Nursery, PA Goldstein  
65 Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos canadensis 1942/1943 25-Sep Cape May, NJ J. M. Cadbury  
      1943/1944 8-Nov Hawk Mt., PA Potter 2
        11/28 - 11/29 Hawk Mt., PA J. M. Cadbury 17
        22-Nov Hawk Mt., PA Kramer 4
      1945 22-Apr Moorestown, NJ Haines  
        13-Oct Hawk Mt., PA Moore  
        21-Oct Bake Oven Knob, PA Choate & Seegers 2
      1946 14-Apr Martha, NJ Kamer  
        4-Sep Pond Creek Meadows, NJ Choate immature
        22-Sep Cape May Point, NJ Choate mature
        13-Oct Hawk Mt., PA Kramer 3
        9-Nov Hawk Mt., PA Kramer 12
      1947 1-Nov West Chester, PA Francis L. Conway for Newman 4
66 Northern Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus alascanus 1941/1942 10-Jan Springton, PA Debes  
        17-Jan Penn Manor, PA Reimann  
        19-Sep Ardmore, PA Groskin  
        29-Sep Rosemont, PA Mohr  
        4-Oct Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole 2
        2-Nov Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
        1-Jan Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
        7-Feb Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
        18-Apr Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
        2-May Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole 2
        10-May Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole 2
        13-May Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole 3
        17-May Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole 3
        4-Jul Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
        15-Aug Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
        28-Aug Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
        4-Sep Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
        12-Sep Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
      1942/1943 14-Nov Springton Reservoir, PA Debes  
        11-Nov Hawk Mt., PA Kramer 2
        12-Dec Prospect Park, PA Debes  
        14-Mar Springton Reservoir, PA J. Rigby  
        31-Jul Prospect Park, PA Debes  
      1943/1944 6-Jan Tinicum, PA Debes  
        23-Oct Norristown, PA Middleton 3
        24-Oct Norristown, PA Middleton 7
        23-Dec Norristown, PA Middleton  
        31-Mar Springton, PA White  
        10-Apr Norristown, PA Middleton 6
        18-Apr Norristown, PA Middleton 13
      1945 8-Jul Ocean City, NJ J. Rigby  
        28-May Norristown, PA Middleton  
      1946 7-Jan Phila Naval Base Kessler  
        12-Feb Riverside, NJ Street  
        7-Apr Mt. Holly, NJ Sprow  
        9-Jun Ocean City, NJ J. Rigby 2
        28-Jun Ocean City, NJ J. Rigby 1
        17-Mar Chestnut Hill, {Phila} PA Goldstein 2
        10-Nov Cape May, NJ Jacobs for LaDow 25
        9-Nov Hawk Mt., PA Kramer 1
67 Osprey Pandion haliaetus carolinensis 1942/1943 7-Nov Springfield Reservoir, PA Debes  
        11-Apr Moorestown, NJ W. B. E vans  
      1943/1944 3-Apr Ambler, PA Gellin  
        12/30/44 Cape May, NJ Brown  
      1945 18-Jan Cape May, NJ McDonald reported that the bird has been seen 3 times since
        28-Sep Camden, NJ McMullen  
      1946 7-Apr Cresheim Valley, {Phila}, PA Goldstein  
        10-Mar Bombay Hook, DE Cutler, Finkel, Goldstein & Kramer  
        3-Nov Cape May, NJ Kramer 3
      1947 {no date} Cape May, NJ Bond nested on the ground
68 White Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus candicans 1941 28-Oct Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
69 Duck Hawk Falco peregrinus anatum 1941/1942 2-Jan Central Phila {PA} Schmid  
        10-Jan Tinicum, PA Debes  
        {no date} City Hall, Phila., PA Weyl 2 - wintered
        28-Oct Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
        1-Nov Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
        15-Nov Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
      1942/1943 12-Nov Kensington {Phila}, PA R. Miller  
        13-Nov 17th & Parkway, Phila., PA B. Cadbury  
        19-Nov City Hall, Phila., PA McMullen one regularly reported
        14-Jun City Hall, Phila., PA Reimann  
      1943/1944 23-Dec Tinicum, PA Debes  
        18-Apr Haverford, PA Arnett  
        11/8/44 Hawk Mt., PA Potter  
        11/28/44 Hawk Mt., PA J. M. Cadbury  
        21-Oct Bake Oven Knob, PA Choate & Seegers  
      1946 4-Mar City Hall, Phila., PA Schmid  
        June City Hall, Phila., PA Groskin Nest; one young taken by Stabler; nest is the third to
              be found on man made structure in the US
        25-Sep Otis Bldg., Phila., PA Weyl  
70 Eastern Pigeon Hawk Falco columbarius columbarius 1941/1942 4-Oct Lake Ontelaunee, PA Poole  
      1943/1944 6-Feb Beach Haven, NJ Kramer  
        9/23 - 9/26 Cape May, NJ Gillespie     
        1-Oct St. Martin's {train} Station, Phila., PA Hebard  
      1948 {no date} Hawk Mt., PA Lukens, Dothan & Cutler good show - 1 of 3148
71 Eastern Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus umbellus 1941/1942 4-May Dividing Creek, NJ Schmid nest with 10 eggs
        2-May Mt. Misery, NJ Street nest with 5 eggs
        23-Jul Treasure Island, NJ Cutler   
      1946 14-Apr Martha, NJ McDonald Nest 35 feet up in a tree
72 King Rail Rallus elegans elegans 1943/1944 26-Dec Beverly, NJ Street  
      1946 30-Mar Springton, PA Rigby Bros.  
        3-Jun Parker's Creek, NJ Manners & Haines voice at night
        4-Jun Parker's Creek, NJ Manners & Haines nest
      1948 17-Oct Tinicum, PA Nelson Hoy 48 nesting
73 Virginia Rail Rallus limicola limicola 1945 30-Mar Springton, PA Rigby Bros.  
        23-Dec Cape May, NJ McDonald, Livingston & Robinson  
      1947 30-Jan Bombay Hook, DE Zaid 1
74 Sora Porlana carolina 1945 18-Jul Tinicum, PA Freyburger  
      1946 13-Sep Tinicum, PA McDonald   
75 Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis 1946 12-May Delaware Co., PA Gillespie et al  
      1952 25-Sep Mickleton, NJ W. Middleton for Carl Busler caught while mowing hay field, photographed & released
76 Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis stoddard 1941/1942 19-Jun Fortescue, NJ Coman & Potter  
      1945 23-Jun Goshen, NJ Coman nest 4 eggs and several downy young
        16-Aug Holgate, NJ Wright  
      1947 15-Jun Holgate, NJ Lukens & Kramer nest and 9 eggs

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