Date: 5/6/18 4:41 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., May 6, 2018 - 22 Species of Wood Warblers, incl. Continuing Kentucky & Prothonotary
Central Park NYC
Sunday, May 6, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: 22 Species of Wood Warblers, including the continuing Kentucky & Prothonotary Warblers, Red-headed Woodpecker, White-eyed Vireo (2), Least Flycatcher, Osprey, and Red-breasted Merganser. See also reports by other birders at the end of our list.

Canada Goose - 20 (6 one-week-old goslings & 13 adults Reservoir, 1 Turtle Pond)
Wood Duck - male SE Reservoir near gate house
Mallard - 6 Reservoir, others Turtle Pond & Lake
Bufflehead - 4 Reservoir
Red-breasted Merganser - continued at NE Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 5
Mourning Dove - 6 at feeders & residents scattered around
Chimney Swift - 4 over Turtle Pond
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Maintenance Field
Spotted Sandpiper - Turtle Pond (David Barrett)
Herring Gull - 25 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - 6 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 23 perched & swimming Reservoir, Turtle Pond & some flyovers
Great Egret - 2 (Reservoir & Turtle Pond (Maryls Ray)
Black-crowned Night-Heron - adult in willow at the Point
Osprey - seen from Warbler Rock (Matthieu Benoit)
Red-headed Woodpecker - flying over Evodia Field
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents in several locations
Northern Flicker - flew past Summer House
Least Flycatcher - Turtle Pond (Ryan Zucker)
Great Crested Flycatcher moving from Gill Overlook to the Summer House
Eastern Kingbird - pair Turtle Pond
White-eyed Vireo - 2 (Shakespeare Garden & Summer House)
Blue-headed Vireo - 3
Warbling Vireo - 5 - some paired on territory
Blue Jay - residents, a noisy group at Balancing Rock
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2 to 4 Turtle Pond
Barn Swallow - 4 Turtle Pond
White-breasted Nuthatch - Summer House
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 5 to 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 5
Veery - 2 Evodia Field (one perched on fence)
Swainson's Thrush - 5
Hermit Thrush - 1 or 2 north end of Evodia Field
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird -= 10
Cedar Waxwing - 3 or 4 Evodia Field, others in a Pin Oak north of nearby Balancing Rock (Jessica Newman)
Eastern Towhee - male Azalea Pond
Swamp Sparrow - on the Point
White-throated Sparrow - 5 to 10
Baltimore Oriole - 3 (2 males & 1 female) in same tree between Summer House & Laupot Bridge
Red-winged Blackbird - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - heard
Common Grackle - residents
Ovenbird - 8
Northern Waterthrush - 3
Blue-winged Warbler - 3 including a bird with an orange-washed breast at Warbler Rock
Black-and-white Warbler - 15 (10 males, 5 females)
Prothonotary Warbler - low on the west side of the Point (David Barrett)
Nashville Warbler - 3
Kentucky Warbler - adult male on the Point this morning (thanks Al Welby)
Common Yellowthroat - 6
American Redstart - 10 (7 males, 3 females)
Cape May Warbler - adult male summer House (thanks to Farokh)
Northern Parula - 20
Magnolia Warbler - 3 or 4
Blackburian Warbler - 3 males (Mugger's Woods, Summer House & Warbler Rock)
Yellow Warbler - 5 or 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 5 or 6
Blackpoll Warbler - 2 males (the Point & King of Poland)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 7 including 2 females
Palm Warbler - 2 Upper Lobe & slope above the Riviera
Yellow-rumped Warbler - a dozen
Prairie Warbler - 2 (male Upper Lobe, female Warbler Rock)
Black-throated Green Warbler - singing at Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench 7:15am
Canada Warbler - 2 males (Summer House & Riviera)
Scarlet Tanager - 2 (male Maintenance Field, female Evodia Field)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male & female at Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench
Indigo Bunting - female Maintenance Field
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A few birds reported by others today:

A Hooded Warbler was reported near the Summer House by Neil Emond & others.

Xander Vitarelli @xander_vit tweeted a Common Nighthawk near Laupot Bridge early this afternoon.

Steve Chang @BrownHdCowbid tweeted a Summer Tanager at Turtle Pond.

Blake Evans @evenlake tweeted a Wilson's Warbler at Warbler Rock.

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Deb Allen
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