Date: 5/20/18 3:12 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., May 20, 2018 - 20 Species of Wood Warblers, Green Herons (4), Least Flycatcher
Central Park NYC
Sunday, May 20, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: 20 Species of Wood Warblers, Green Herons, & Least Flycatcher.

Canada Goose - 24 (pair Turtle Pond, 13 adults & 9 goslings Reservoir)
Wood Duck - male SE Reservoir
Gadwall - pair Reservoir
Mallard - 6
Ruddy Duck - male Reservoir
Mourning Dove - residents
Common Nighthawk - female perched high north end of Maintenance Field (found by Anne Lazarus)
Chimney Swift - 19 in flight together over Reservoir
Herring Gull - 12 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 19 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Blue Heron - Reservoir Dike
Great Egret - SE Reservoir
Green Heron - 4 (3 Turtle Pond, 4 flyovers Great Lawn)
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 3 adults SE Reservoir
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2 (Top of Oven, west side of Great Lawn)
Downy Woodpecker - 2 (near Summit Rock, Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench)
Least Flycatcher - Summit Rock
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 (Tupelo Field, Gill Overlook, Summer House)
Eastern Kingbird - Summer House (chased by Great Crested Flycatcher)
Warbling Vireo - Turtle Pond Dock
Red-eyed Vireo - 3 (Sparrow Rock, Gill Overlook, Turtle Pond)
Blue Jay - residents (quiet now during the nesting season)
Barn Swallow - 9 (5 Reservoir, 4 Great Lawn)
House Wren - north of Warbler Rock (Sandra Critelli)
Swainson's Thrush - 2 (the Point & Gill Overlook)
American Robin - residents, several nests
Gray Catbird - resident pairs incl. pair building a nest on the Point
Cedar Waxwing - flock of at least 20 northbound over Pinetum, others perched
House Finch - 3 (2 male, 1 female in Bald Cypress at Turtle Pond Dock)
Song Sparrow - Tupelo Field
Swamp Sparrow - 2 (Tupelo Field and the Point)
White-throated Sparrow - Tupelo Field
Baltimore Oriole - 8 incl. 3 at Maintenance with an occupied nest in London Plane
Red-winged Blackbird - 2 singing males (the Oven & Turtle Pond)
Common Grackle - 4
Ovenbird - 4 or 5
Northern Waterthrush - 5 or 6
Black-and-white Warbler - 5 (1 male, 4 female)
Tennessee Warbler - 2 (Gill Overlook, heard Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock (David Barrett))
Common Yellowthroat - 14 (2 adult male, 1 first-spring male, 11 female)
American Redstart - 12 including 3 adult males
Cape May Warbler - 5 (3 male, 2 female)
Northern Parula - 15
Magnolia Warbler - 8 (4 male, 4 female)
Bay-breasted Warbler - 2 female (west side of Pinetum, near Summit Rock)
Blackburnian Warbler - 4 (2 male, 2 female)
Yellow Warbler - 8 (3 male, 5 female)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 (male SE Reservoir, female Warbler Rock)
Blackpoll Warbler - 5 (2 female, 3 male)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 4 (2 male, 2 female)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2 (Pinetum & the Point)
Prairie Warbler - female Summer House
Black-throated Green Warbler - 4 (2 male, 2 female)
Canada Warbler - 5 (3 male, 2 female)
Wilson's Warbler - 4 (3 male, 1 female)
Scarlet Tanager - singing male near Delacorte Theater (Deb 7:20am)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Indigo Bunting - Humming Tombstone
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Roger Pasquier reported a singing Bicknell's Thrush east of Belvedere Castle along with a few Gray-cheeked Thrushes early this morning.

Deb Allen
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