Date: 5/14/18 7:51 am From: Ethan Goodman <ethangoodman...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Madison Square Park report
For those of you interested in activity at NYC's micro-parks, Madison Square Park would be worth a visit if you're in the Flatiron/Midtown South area. During fairly short walks over the past few days I've had a total of about 25 species, including: Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrush (singing), the park's first Veery, Lincoln's Sparrow, and about 8 warblers. I had the pleasure of leading a bird walk for the Madison Square Park Conservancy on (a rainy) Saturday morning and we had a very decent 16 species over the course of one hour. This is all in contrast to a very slow April/early-May for the park (perhaps due to late leaf-out?). I have no doubt a careful survey of the park, including some neck-craning up at the high canopy, would revel a number of additional jewels. Good birding.