Date: 4/23/24 11:47 am
From: Tom Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Manhattan and N.Y. County, NYC - Tuesday, April 23 - migration notes
A Swainsons Warbler has continued in Brooklyn Bridge Park in Kings County -Brooklyn- NY City for Tuesday April 23, as being seen by MANY there.
Manhattan and elsewhere in N.Y. County, within N.Y. City -
Tuesday, April 23rd -

A brightly plumaged adult male Blue Grosbeak was ongoing in the area of East 3rd to E. 4th Streets in Manhattans far-east Village area, with multiple observers and photos on each day of its lengthy stay in these small greenspaces - it might be that more than 1 individual bird was involved, but I am unaware of any documentation, video or photo, showing two birds at once in same imagery. This bird also has been singing or calling at times. Please show reasonable respect for neighborhood residents, this is a residential area and not all will understand the interest in this one special bird, although many locals are both curious and friendly.

A lot of migration again for the overnight with a nice diversity of species on the move in the night, and early morning of Tuesday, as partly detected thru NFC, nocturnal flight calls, and also by in-daylight watches and some reports from the early-birders able to be out on the day. At least 15 species of warblers were noted in Central Park alone for Tuesday morning from all sectors of that park, and as seen by multiple observers. Other parks and greenspaces also have had some migrants, and at-least some as was expected for the two larger out-islands of the county, Governors, and Randalls Islands. Many flyovers in early morning were possibly continuing on with very ideal weather conditions plus tailwinds.

Some of many recent arrivals and other migrants in highlights are - Black Vulture, Broad-winged Hawk, many other migrating raptors, Greater Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper -in N.F.C. only for the period-, Eastern Whip-poor-will -not seen, so far!-, Monk Parakeet - a breeding species in the city, and in this county lately-, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, at-least 4 Vireo species, N. Raven - nesting in county, at-least 3 Swallow species, all 3 spp. which have been regular lately, Veery, Wood Thrush -and still by-far more of Hermit Thrush lingering and passing than the other brown-backed types of migrant thrushes -a few Wood Thrush do nest successfully in Manhattan each year, but are challenged in some of the sites they try doing so in here- ..., Red Fox Sparrow, still lingering and-or passing, getting slightly late by now,

Many new or relatively-recent migrant arrivals and passage fliers, as well as some arrivals of birds which can and do nest in this county. A sampler -only- of some species is listed below, from Manhattan or elsewhere within N.Y. County, N.Y. City. Some species seen within or flying by, thru, over Central Park are noted as -CP- in the listings below.

Red-throated Loon
Common Loon -CP-
Double-crested Cormorant -CP-
Great Blue Heron -CP-
Great Egret -CP-
Snowy Egret -CP-
Green Heron -CP-
Black-crowned Night-Heron -CP-
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture -CP-
Canada Goose -CP-
Atlantic Brant
Mute Swan
Wood Duck -CP-
Gadwall -CP-
American Black Duck
Northern Shoveler -CP-
Green-winged Teal -CP-
Bufflehead -CP-
Hooded Merganser -CP-
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck -CP-
Osprey -CP-
Bald Eagle -CP-
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk -CP-
Coopers Hawk -CP-
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk -CP-
American Kestrel -CP-
Peregrine Falcon -CP-
Greater Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper -CP-
Spotted Sandpiper -CP-
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper - at least one, N.F.C.-only.
Wilsons Snipe
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull -CP-
American Herring Gull -CP-
Great Black-backed Gull -CP-
Mourning Dove -CP-
Monk Parakeet
Whip-poor-will - for so far in the period, N.F.C. and possibly on-the-ground at one location.
Chimney Swift -CP-
Ruby-throated Hummingbird -CP-
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker -CP-
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -CP-
Downy Woodpecker -CP-
Hairy Woodpecker -CP-
Yellow-shafted Flicker -CP-
Eastern Phoebe -CP-
Great Crested Flycatcher -CP-
Eastern Kingbird -CP-
Blue-headed Vireo -CP-
Yellow-throated Vireo -CP-
Warbling Vireo -CP-
Red-eyed Vireo -CP-
Blue Jay -CP-
Northern Raven -CP-
American Crow -CP-
Fish Crow -CP-
Tree Swallow -CP-
Northern Rough-winged Swallow -CP-
Barn Swallow -CP-
Black-capped Chickadee -CP-
Tufted Titmouse -CP-
White-breasted Nuthatch -CP-
Brown Creeper -CP-
Carolina Wren -CP-
House Wren -CP-
Winter Wren -CP-
Marsh Wren -CP-
Golden-crowned Kinglet -CP-
Ruby-crowned Kinglet -CP-
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher -CP-
Veery -CP-
Hermit Thrush -CP-
Wood Thrush -CP-
American Robin -CP-
Gray Catbird -CP-
Northern Mockingbird -CP-
Brown Thrasher -CP-
Cedar Waxwing -CP-
Eastern Towhee -CP-
Chipping Sparrow -CP-
Field Sparrow -CP-
Savannah Sparrow -CP-
Red Fox Sparrow -CP-
Song Sparrow -CP-
Swamp Sparrow -CP-
White-throated Sparrow -CP-
Slate-colored Junco -CP-
Northern Cardinal -CP-
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - still scant numbers but had increased a little. -CP-
Blue Grosbeak - noted at top of this report.
Indigo Bunting - in multiple locations in the county, -CP-.
Red-winged Blackbird -CP-
Rusty Blackbird - few. -CP-
Common Grackle -CP-
Brown-headed Cowbird -CP-
Orchard Oriole - multiple locations in the county -CP-
Baltimore Oriole -CP-
Purple Finch -CP-
House Finch -CP-
Pine Siskin -CP- - few, in flocks with some of the Am. Goldfinches.
American Goldfinch -CP-
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler -CP-
Northern Parula -CP-
Yellow Warbler -CP-
Myrtle -a.k.a. Yellow-rumped- Warbler -CP-
Black-throated Green Warbler -CP-
Pine Warbler -CP-
Prairie Warbler -CP-
Palm Warbler -CP-
Black-and-white Warbler -CP-
Worm-eating Warbler -CP-
Ovenbird -CP-
Northern Waterthrush -CP-
Louisiana Waterthrush -CP-
Common Yellowthroat -CP-
Hooded Warbler -CP-
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The list above does not include all sightings from all observers all-around the county for Tuesday. More migration reports, in due course. Thanks to various many observers out in the sunny morning hours and on thru the day and in many locations.

Good birding and a Healthy and Happy Passover to all who celebrate,

Tom Fiore


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