Date: 5/4/18 7:16 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri. May 4, 2018 - 19 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Prothonotary, both Cuckoos & more
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday, May 4, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: Most of today's list comes primarily from the north end of Central Park with some additional birds from the Ramble: 19 Species of Wood Warblers including Nashville, Cerulean, Chestnut-sided, and Magnolia Warblers (North End) and Prothonotary Warbler (Ramble).

Canada Goose - 4 Harlem Meer
Mallard - 6 Meer
Mourning Dove - many
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Loch
Black-billed Cuckoo - 2 Loch
Chimney Swift - 4 Harlem Meer
Sora - just south of Oak Bridge in the Ramble (Deb - late afternoon) (very shy)
Spotted Sandpiper - 2 along the Loch
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 flyovers
Great Egret - flyover
Snowy Egret - 2 flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - perched Meer Island
Red-tailed Hawk - adult
Red-bellied Woodpecker - pair
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker - 2
Great Crested Flycatcher - south of Laupot Bridge (Deb - late afternoon)
Eastern Kingbird - The Point (Deb - late afternoon)
Blue-headed Vireo - Loch
Warbling Vireo - 2 pairs (Pool, green Bench)
Red-eyed Vireo - the Pool
Blue Jay - 10
American Crow - pair at the Loch
Barn Swallow - 2 Harlem Meer
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - the Point (Deb mid-afternoon)
Veery - 3
Swainson's Thrush - 8
Hermit Thrush - 3
Wood Thrush - heard only Evodia Field (Deb - late afternoon
American Robin - many on nests
Gray Catbird - numbers tripled since last week, pairs around now
House Finch - bathing at Triplet's Bridge (Deb - mid-afternoon)
American Goldfinch - Loch
Eastern Towhee - female North Woods
Song Sparrow - Wagner Cove (Deb mid-afternoon)
Lincoln's Sparrow - across path from north side of Swampy Pin Oak
Swamp sparrow - the Pool
White-throated Sparrow - 5
White-crowned Sparrow - adult west of Azalea Pond (Deb - late afternoon thanks to Drew Stadlin)
Orchard Oriole - adult male Harlem Meer
Baltimore Oriole - 10
Red-winged Blackbird - male & females Harlem Meer
Brown-headed Cowbird - 3
Common Grackle - residents
Ovenbird - 5
Northern Waterthrush - 3
Black-and-white Warbler - 10-15 (male/female 50/50)
Prothonotary Warbler - Upper Lobe (thanks to Jeff Ward) & mouth of the Gill
Nashville Warbler - 2 (east of Great Hill, Green Bench)
Common Yellowthroat - 7
American Redstart - 8 (6 male, 2 female)
Cerulean Warbler - young male at the Loch
Northern Parula - 15
Magnolia Warbler - 3
Blackburnian Warbler - east of Great Hill
Yellow Warbler - 4 (3 males, 1 female)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 males (east of Great Hill, Loch)
Blackpoll Warbler - male North Woods
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 5 including 1 female
Palm Warbler - "Yellow" Loch
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 3 Loch
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 Lily Ponds, Loch
Prairie Warbler - heard only at the Meer
Scarlet Tanager - male Lily Ponds
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 males Lo

A Chuck-will's-widow was reported very early this morning in Mugger's Woods by Anthony Collerton, a.k.a. @welshbirder

A Red-headed Woodpecker was seen in the Ramble intermittently throughout the day by many observers.

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Deb Allen
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