Date: 8/5/22 9:50 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 5 August 2022
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 5, 2022
* NYNY2208.05

- Birds Mentioned

BAR-TAILED GODWIT+
ANHINGA+
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT+
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

AMERICAN AVOCET
UPLAND SANDPIPER
Whimbrel
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
WILSON’S PHALAROPE
Bonaparte’s Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
GREAT BLUE HERON (white morph)
Peregrine Falcon
LARK SPARROW
DICKCISSEL


If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
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

Compiler: Tom Burke
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 5,
2022 at 11:00 pm.

The highlights of today's tape are BAR-TAILED GODWIT, ANHINGA,
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, WHITE-FACED IBIS, white morph
of GREAT BLUE HERON, BLACK-HEADED GULL, AMERICAN AVOCET, UPLAND
SANDPIPER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT and WILSON’S PHALAROPE, LARK SPARROW,
DICKCISSEL, and more.

Three major rarities continue locally, including the BAR-TAILED GODWIT
frequenting the mud flats north of the parking lot at Cupsogue Beach
County Park since July 19th. The GODWIT usually visits the flats once
the tide starts falling, but might move off for a while around dead
low tide. An entry fee is charged starting around 8:30 a.m.

The female-type ANHINGA was still present recently on Lake Tappan in
Rockland County, usually seen perched on dead trees or fishing in the
section of lake bordered by Convent Road on the south and Blauvelt
Road on the north; both roads provide views of this section of the
lake.

And north of there the adult NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continues on the
Hudson River in the Newburgh area of Orange County, usually around the
pilings and structures off the private Global Oil Terminal off River
Road, but at least once this week it crossed over to the Beacon side
in Dutchess County near the Ferry Terminal there.

A LOGGERHEAD STRIKE last Tuesday hunted along the landfill all day at
Croton Point Park in Westchester County, but, like the one that
visited there back on June 17th, it did not reappear the following
day. |

At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge conditions remain excellent for
shorebirds and other waders on the East Pond, but birders visiting the
pond need to remember that these conditions were created for the
shorebirds, and visitors there should stay as close as possible to the
phragmites edge, keeping any disturbance to a minimum. ThPEREGRINE
FALCONS there are already pushing the birds around quite a bit.
Telescopes and long lenses for cameras are highly recommended, and do
not try to cross the north end of the pond due to treacherous mud
conditions.

Last Sunday an AMERICAN AVOCET in nice plumage showed up on the West
Pond at the Bay but by Wednesday had moved over to the East Pond,
where last week’s HUDSONIAN GODWIT was joined by two others by Sunday.
The north end also hosted two WILSON’S PHALAROPES on Sunday, with at
least one to Thursday, and one GODWIT was still present today. Among
the other shorebirds there have been a RED KNOT, STILT, WHITE-RUMPED,
PECTORAL and WESTERN SANDPIPERS and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and other
highlights have included a WHITE-FACED IBIS still present at least to
last Saturday at the north end, single BLACK-HEADED and BONAPARTE’S
GULLS lingering together towards the north end, a CASPIAN TERN
Thursday and a small number of GULL-BILLED TERNS.

A second AMERICAN AVOCET visited Mecox Bay from Saturday to Tuesday,
an UPLAND SANDPIPER migrated over Coney Island Creek Park last Sunday
morning, and a few WHIMBRELS included three at Cupsogue today.

The white morph of GREAT BLUE HERON was still today around the creek
or marsh south of Piermont Pier, where two WHIMBREL were seen Tuesday.

A LARK SPARROW was nicely photographed at Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx
last Saturday, and a DICKCISSEL was photographed Monday as it briefly
stopped by the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Brooklyn’s Marine Park.

To phone in reports 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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