Date: 5/12/18 2:06 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 11 May 2018
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* May. 11, 2018
* NYNY1805.11

- Birds mentioned
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE+
MISSISSIPPI KITE+
KIRTLAND'S WARBLER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

HARLEQUIN DUCK
BROWN PELICAN
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Chuck-will's-widow
Red-headed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Philadelphia Vireo
Worm-eating Warbler
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Tennessee Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

- Transcript

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electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
http://www.nybirds.org/NYSARC/goodreport.htm

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
nysarc44(at)nybirds{dot}org.

If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

Gary Chapin - Secretary
NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Hotline: New York City Area Rare Bird Alert
Number: (212) 979-3070

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, May 11th 2018
at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are KIRTLAND'S WARBLER, BROWN
PELICAN, MISSISSIPPI KITE, SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, HARLEQUIN DUCK,
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT,
DICKCISSEL, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and much
more.

First, spaces remain on the Brooklyn pelagic trip May 20th and 21st. So
call See Life Paulagics at (215) 234-6805 < http://www.paulagics.com/site/
> if interested.

Late this afternoon a KIRTLAND'S WARBLER was found in Central Park. Many
local birders hustled over to enjoy this bird as it fed in oaks near the
northwestern corner of the Central Park reservoir. This area can be
accessed from Central Park West at 91st Street and the oaks are near West
Drive. Hopefully the KIRTLAND'S will continue for the weekend.

On Wednesday a MISSISSIPPI KITE was spotted moving east fairly high over
Hempstead Lake State Park. Recognizably photographed before it disappeared.
This sighting was preceded by another MISSISSIPPI KITE nicely photographed
last Saturday over Stony Point State Park along the Hudson River in
Rockland County. A week ago last Friday a raptor seen in the Montauk area
was believed to be possibly a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE but quickly disappeared.

A BROWN PELICAN was spotted sitting on rocks at Orient Point on Tuesday and
2 HARLEQUIN DUCKS were also still lingering there.

A nice but not overwhelming week for landbirds. About 33 species of
warblers including the KIRTLAND'S graced our city parks this week.
Highlights included single PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS last Saturday in Hempstead
Lake State Park, Prospect Park and Central Park the latter continuing to
Tuesday plus one in Forest Park today. The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
continues at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum and KENTUCKY WARBLERS were noted
this week in Central Park last weekend, Prospect Park last Saturday and
Forest Park yesterday. While YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS were spotted at Jamaica
Bay Wildlife Refuge last Saturday and Prospect Park Sunday and at the South
Shore Nature Center in East Islip today. CERULEAN WARBLERS appeared at
Hempstead Lake State Park last weekend and Prospect Park last Saturday and
in Central Park today. Other warblers enjoyed in the parks this week
included WORM-EATING, TENNESSEE, HOODED, CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED,
BLACKBURNIAN, CANADA and WILSON'S.

A male DICKCISSEL was photographed back on the 3rd at Lutheran Cemetery in
Queens. One or two SUMMER TANAGERS were present in Central Park Saturday to
a least Thursday with another in Forest Park Sunday and Monday and BLUE
GROSBEAKS visited Central, Prospect and Forest Parks during the week. A
PHILADELPHIA VIREO was spotted along the road at Cupsogue County Park in
West Hampton Dunes today and single CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were found this
week in Central Park Saturday and at Kissena Park in Queens Wednesday.

An increase in flycatchers this week featured an OLIVE-SIDED in Prospect
Park Tuesday and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER first reported on Monday. A
CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW was heard Monday at the Brookside Preserve in Baldwin. A
nice little push of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS into our area included one or
two in Central Park this week, another in Forest Park Monday, one in
Cunningham Park Monday and again today and one today at Crab Meadow Beach
in Fort Salonga.

A nice number of shorebirds at Cupsogue County Park today included 4
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS while Timber Point Golf Club Marina Marsh hosted 3
STILT SANDPIPERS Tuesday with 2 still there Thursday and another
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. Big Egg Marsh in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge had a
number of RED KNOTS and other shorebirds this week.

A CASPIAN TERN visited Hempstead Lake State Park Thursday that same day
finding an ICELAND and 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS at Robert Moses State
Park.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
National Audubon Society. Thank you for calling.

- End transcript

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