NYSbirds-L
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5/24/17 1:59 pm syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow
5/24/17 10:47 am Vinny Pellegrino <pellegrinov...> [nysbirds-l] Sunken Meadow SP (Suffolk County)- Alder Flycatcher
5/24/17 10:20 am Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...> [nysbirds-l] Swainson's Warbler Prospect Park: Yes!!
5/24/17 9:11 am Deborah Kral <nymare...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands, Ulster County NY, May 23, 2017
5/24/17 8:59 am Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands, Ulster County NY, May 23, 2017
5/24/17 8:17 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands, Ulster County NY, May 23, 2017
5/24/17 7:43 am Louise Fraza <louisefraza...> [nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands, Ulster County NY, May 23, 2017
5/24/17 6:45 am Rob Bate <robsbate...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Swainsons Warbler confirmed Prospect Park
5/24/17 6:22 am Rob Bate <robsbate...> [nysbirds-l] Swainsons confirmed Prospect Park
5/24/17 5:41 am Rob Bate <robsbate...> [nysbirds-l] Possible Swainsons Warbler Prospect Park
5/23/17 2:48 pm Nancy Shamban <nancyshamban...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Tues., May 23, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers, incl. 8 Blackburnian Warblers
5/23/17 2:35 pm Matthew Clements <nailhead...> [nysbirds-l] Swan Lake Preserve - Patchogue
5/23/17 2:16 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Tues., May 23, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers, incl. 8 Blackburnian Warblers
5/23/17 1:52 pm Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Bayard Cutting arborrtum suff. Co
5/23/17 8:45 am Cindy <catbirder1...> [nysbirds-l] Herald Square Common Yellowthroat
5/23/17 8:42 am robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Correction to today's earlier post of 12:41 AM
5/23/17 7:07 am David Klauber <davehawkowl...> [nysbirds-l] Alder flycatcher heck sher state park suffolk county
5/23/17 6:47 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Mon., May 22, 2017 - 16 Species of Wood Warblers
5/23/17 2:44 am Paul R Sweet <sweet...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Clapping for "Rallus longirostris" Clapping for
5/22/17 9:42 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Clapping for "Rallus longirostris" Clapping for
5/22/17 5:57 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird: Q & A (Facebook Group)
5/22/17 5:25 pm Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...> [nysbirds-l] Piping Plover - Town of Somerset, Niagara County
5/22/17 4:30 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA - Adendum
5/22/17 2:57 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
5/22/17 9:55 am Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park, Westchester: Purple Martin, Grasshopper Sparrow, Meadowlark, Bobolinks
5/22/17 6:29 am Linda Clark Benedict <lbenedict48...> [nysbirds-l] Montezuma Muckrace - Save the Date
5/22/17 6:12 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., May 21, 2017 - Summer Tanager, 14 species of Wood Warblers
5/22/17 5:32 am Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] North Shore Audubon Society meeting - this Tuesday, May 23, 2017. "Foxes and Coyotes on Long Island" by Frank Vincenti
5/22/17 5:08 am Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> [nysbirds-l] Reminder: BBC Evening Presentation Tomorrow May 23rd
5/21/17 8:28 pm Rob Jett <citybirder...> [nysbirds-l] Interesting Brooklyn Sighting
5/21/17 6:38 pm Eileen Schwinn <beachmed...> [nysbirds-l] Chuck-wills-widow - Quogue
5/21/17 6:02 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Sun. 21-May-2017
5/21/17 5:43 pm Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Hunter Island, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, Red-head Woodpecker, etc
5/21/17 11:44 am syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Gardiner County Park
5/21/17 7:26 am Dawn Hannay <dawnvla...> [nysbirds-l] Red-throated Loon Bronx
5/21/17 6:10 am Alan Wells <awells...> [nysbirds-l] Winding Waters Yellow-breasted Chat
5/21/17 4:40 am Rick <rcech...> [nysbirds-l] Smr Tanager summit rock CP
5/20/17 7:09 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
5/20/17 6:19 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Doodletown Rd. & Camp Alamar Rd. pond birds
5/20/17 5:58 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., May 20, 2017 - Summer Tanager, Black-and Yellow-billed Cuckoos, 19 species of Wood Warblers
5/20/17 3:21 pm Raina <twinroses1...> [nysbirds-l] Glossy Ibises at Heckscher State Park
5/20/17 1:42 pm Alan Drogin <drogin...> [nysbirds-l] Blackburnian and Canada Warblers CP
5/20/17 10:07 am Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Doodletown IBA, Rockland County, early am Sat 5/20
5/20/17 9:33 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Rockefeller State Park Preserve ( and Fahnestock State Park)
5/20/17 8:22 am Brent Bomkamp <bbomkamp...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler - Bayard Cutting Arboretum (Suffolk Co.)
5/20/17 7:06 am Carney, Martin <carneym...> [nysbirds-l] Blackburnian Warbler and White Crown Sparrow
5/19/17 8:03 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 19 May 2017
5/19/17 6:01 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Fri. 19-May-2017
5/19/17 5:20 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., May 19, 2017 - Bicknell's Thrush, Yellow-billed Cuckoo (2), & 16 species of Wood Warblers
5/19/17 1:49 pm Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Rockefeller State Park Preserve
5/18/17 8:40 pm Thomas Robben <robben99...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: june 11th PELAGIC trip from Gloucester MA
5/18/17 6:20 pm Dale Dancis <ddancis...> [nysbirds-l] Mourning warbler -update
5/18/17 6:13 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 18 May 2017
5/18/17 3:46 pm Dale Dancis <ddancis...> [nysbirds-l] Mourning warbler Central Park NY
5/18/17 2:15 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: Tide Graphs on wikipages
5/18/17 1:01 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thu., May 18, 2017 - 16 Species of Wood Warblers
5/18/17 11:05 am John Gluth <jgluth...> [nysbirds-l] PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, Sunken Meadow SP (Suffolk County)
5/18/17 8:59 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] funny kingbird sighting out of state for Yankee fans:-)
5/17/17 6:54 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Weds., May 17, 2017 - E. Wood-Pewees & 18 Species of Wood Warblers
5/17/17 5:53 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Wed. 17-May-2017
5/17/17 5:31 pm <leormand...> [nysbirds-l] Eastport meadows
5/17/17 12:26 pm Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park
5/17/17 8:39 am Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> [nysbirds-l] Bicknell's Thrush in Prospect Park
5/17/17 7:22 am David Klauber <davehawkowl...> [nysbirds-l] Cliff Swallow Gardiner's Park Suffolk County
5/16/17 9:49 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] "The wrong one"
5/16/17 9:02 pm Joseph Wallace <joew701...> [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park
5/16/17 7:57 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Tues. May 16, 2017 - 22+ species of Wood Warblers
5/16/17 6:49 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> RE:[nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager Forest Park
5/16/17 6:03 pm Hannah Shibasaki <birdgirl322...> [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilt in Napeague
5/16/17 5:35 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Tue. 16-May-2017
5/16/17 10:06 am Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...> [nysbirds-l] Mourning Warbler, Prospect Park BK
5/16/17 9:26 am David Klauber <davehawkowl...> [nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake state park Nassau county Cape May, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian warblers
5/16/17 9:05 am Jim Hayes <gargle57...> [nysbirds-l] Sterling Forest this morning.
5/16/17 8:13 am Tait Johansson <taitjohansson...> [nysbirds-l] Katonah (Westchester Co.)- 21 warbler sp. this morning
5/16/17 5:38 am Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Pruyn Sanctuary (Westchester) slight uptick in migrants/arrivals
5/15/17 7:48 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. May 15, 2017 - 19 Species of Wood Warbler including Kentucky Warbler
5/15/17 2:25 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
5/15/17 12:00 pm Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] Queens County Bird Club - Wed. May 17 - Kathleen Lynch will present "...Avian Brood Parasites"
5/15/17 11:28 am Jared Cole <jaredadamcole...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated warbler at Bronx Zoo
5/15/17 10:13 am <akmirth...> [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler - Forest Park, Queens
5/15/17 9:55 am Eileen Schwinn <beachmed...> [nysbirds-l] Hunters Garden- Cape May Warbler
5/15/17 6:04 am Jeffrey Ritter <jritt...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park Kentucky Warbler
5/14/17 2:43 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., May 14, 2017 - Female Summer Tanager & 15 Species of Wood Warblers
5/14/17 12:25 pm Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Red-bellied Woodpecker Saga
5/14/17 11:35 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Tricolored heron Lido prsv. Nassau co
5/14/17 10:53 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Additional Counties - 2 (NYS eBird Hotspots)
5/14/17 9:09 am Steve Walter <swalter15...> RE:[nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager Forest Park
5/13/17 4:35 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Locations (11-May-'17)
5/13/17 11:59 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., May 13, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers
5/13/17 11:31 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Migration floodgates to open Tuesday Night-Wednesday night???
5/12/17 8:02 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] " Return of the TEV - i "
5/12/17 6:50 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 12 May 2017
5/12/17 1:08 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., May 12, 2017 - North End Summer Tanager(s) & Ruby-throated Hummingbird
5/12/17 12:36 pm Dale Dancis <ddancis...> [nysbirds-l] Kentucky warbler- Wash Sq Park NYNY
5/12/17 11:21 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
5/12/17 10:38 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Roosevelt Island - Thursday May 11, 2017 - Purple Sandpipers & Spotted Sandpiper
5/11/17 7:23 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thu., May 11, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers
5/11/17 7:07 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 11 May 2017
5/11/17 4:18 pm <joetf1973...> [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilt and Warblers at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Buffalo)
5/11/17 5:55 am d Futuyma <dfutuyma...> [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak West End (Nassau)
5/10/17 9:34 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] ELIAS Bird Walk at the Rocky Point DEC Property, followed by The Calverton Grasslands.
5/10/17 7:35 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Wed. May 10, 2017 - 18 species of Wood Warblers, Summer Tanager, Orchard Orioles
5/10/17 4:05 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager, Cunningham Park
5/10/17 11:20 am Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanagers, Jones Beach West End
5/10/17 10:09 am <brian.whipple...> [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak YES (New York County)
5/10/17 5:11 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point
5/10/17 4:57 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Croton Point
5/9/17 10:48 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach 4/9/17
5/9/17 9:14 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Late start - moderate middle - terrific finish !
5/9/17 4:38 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Tue., May 9, 2017 - 16 species of Wood Warblers & Common Nighthawk
5/9/17 4:13 pm <leormand...> [nysbirds-l] Swan river preserve - east patchogue
5/9/17 12:47 pm gabriel willow <gabrielwillow...> [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak, Summer Tanager, etc. Battery Park NYC
5/9/17 10:59 am Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager Forest Park
5/9/17 10:31 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler at Van Cortlandt Park
5/9/17 5:31 am Stella Miller <stella.miller63...> [nysbirds-l] Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Monthly Public Program
5/8/17 3:38 pm Juan Salas <juansalasprieto1971...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Question about hybridization between Seaside Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sparrow.
5/8/17 3:37 pm Paul R Sweet <sweet...> Re: [nysbirds-l] mystery bird question
5/8/17 3:20 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] mystery bird question
5/8/17 2:31 pm Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Question about hybridization between Seaside Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sparrow.
5/8/17 2:23 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
5/8/17 1:08 pm Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...> [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak in Battery Park (2nd hand report)
5/8/17 1:06 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. May 8, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers, incl. late Palm Warbler
5/8/17 5:54 am Seth Ausubel <birdherpbug...> [nysbirds-l] Forest Park Summer Tanager continues
5/8/17 5:44 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> [nysbirds-l] Three Comments on Common Birds
5/8/17 5:43 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Franklins Gull Still Present Whitney Point Mon 5/8/17
5/7/17 10:56 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] When in doubt, take the water route !
5/7/17 4:07 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. May 7, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers, Scarlet Tanager.
5/7/17 2:42 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Sun. 7-May-2017
5/7/17 2:27 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Scarlet tanager still present at lido preserve
5/7/17 10:02 am Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> [nysbirds-l] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
5/7/17 9:41 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Franklin's Gull continuing Whitney point NY area
5/7/17 6:06 am Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...> [nysbirds-l] Bay Breasted Warbler
5/7/17 4:33 am Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...> [nysbirds-l] Summer tanager Forest park
5/6/17 3:09 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., May 6, 2017 - 17 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Bay-breasted W. & Yellow-billed Cuckoo
5/6/17 2:57 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Audio Clips of Franklin's Gull Broome Co Today
5/6/17 2:11 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Franklin's Gull Broome County Dorchester Park/Whitney Point Dam Area May 6th, 2017
5/6/17 1:16 pm Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue CP, Long Island
5/6/17 12:49 pm Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...> [nysbirds-l] Upcoming Linnaean Society of NY Program, Tuesday, May 9, 2017
5/6/17 12:12 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Scarlet Tanager lido preserve
5/6/17 12:03 pm Jared Cole <jaredadamcole...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary NYBG
5/6/17 11:01 am Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...> [nysbirds-l] prothonotary Strack pond Forest park
5/6/17 10:50 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Prothonotary in Queens
5/6/17 7:51 am Dawn Hannay <dawnvla...> [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary NYBG
5/6/17 7:49 am Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager Brooklyn Green-Wood Cemetery
5/6/17 6:00 am Taylor Sturm <tjsturm...> [nysbirds-l] ALBATROSS - Robert Moses SP Suffolk
5/6/17 4:32 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [ebirdsnyc] Prothonotary in Queens
5/5/17 11:02 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Report of a single Evening Grosbeak
5/5/17 6:53 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 5 May 2017
5/5/17 4:13 pm Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] New Arrivals & a great cone crop!
5/5/17 10:29 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thu., May 4, 2017 - 20 Species of Wood Warblers & Red-headed Woodpecker
5/4/17 5:14 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Bicknell's Thrush in Alley Pond Park
5/4/17 2:34 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
5/4/17 2:04 pm Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...> [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Summer Tanager Yes!
5/4/17 12:33 pm Ken Feustel <feustel...> [nysbirds-l] Southern Nassau Birds
5/4/17 11:14 am Karen Rubinstein <karrubi...> [nysbirds-l] Tri-Colored Heron
5/4/17 10:06 am Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] Rick Prum NYC Bird Walk and Book Signing May 12
5/4/17 9:38 am David Barrett <miler6...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Starr Saphir Spring Migration Walk in Central Park, NYC on Friday, May 5, 2017
5/4/17 8:53 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Commonest Warblers: Apr-May/2017 & Overall (NY County)
5/3/17 7:04 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Wed. May 3, 2017 - 17 species of Wood Warblers
5/3/17 3:54 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Black Vultures in Scarsdale
5/3/17 2:41 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Bobolinks, Wed. 3-May
5/3/17 2:06 pm Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Kings County migrants: Cerulean, Yellow-throated +
5/3/17 10:22 am Goldstein, Gina <Goldstein.Gina...> [nysbirds-l] Fort Tryon Park
5/3/17 9:36 am Dan Lynch <ventry...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler
5/3/17 9:32 am Carney, Martin <carneym...> [nysbirds-l] Summit Rock
5/3/17 7:10 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn & Queens Round-up + activism suggestion
5/3/17 6:01 am Scott Haber <scotthaber1...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler
5/3/17 5:39 am Carney, Martin <carneym...> [nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler
5/3/17 3:20 am Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> Re: [nysbirds-l] quick pass along the Reservoir in Central Park
5/2/17 8:16 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Tues. May 2, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers
5/2/17 1:37 pm Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret, Oak Beach, Suffolk, LI
5/2/17 12:50 pm Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] quick pass along the Reservoir in Central Park
5/2/17 11:57 am audrey derocker <audrey.derocker...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
5/2/17 11:50 am syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
5/2/17 9:08 am Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler continues
5/2/17 9:03 am Jelly_Admn <chefjellynow...> [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler Alley Pond
5/2/17 8:55 am Jelly_Admn <chefjellynow...> [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler continues
5/1/17 5:48 pm David Barrett <miler6...> [nysbirds-l] Starr Saphir Spring Migration Walk in Central Park, NYC on Friday, May 5, 2017
5/1/17 5:15 pm <redknot...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Swan river preserve - east patchogue
5/1/17 5:09 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: 1-May incl. Bobolinks / Shorebirds
5/1/17 5:00 pm David La Magna <dlamagna...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker - GILGO
5/1/17 4:47 pm <leormand...> [nysbirds-l] Swan river preserve - east patchogue
5/1/17 3:33 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
5/1/17 3:13 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Retraction of Blue Grosbeak Broome Co.
5/1/17 2:02 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. May 1, 2017 - 16 species of Wood Warblers incl Blackpoll & Cape May
5/1/17 11:32 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] FOY hummer
5/1/17 10:55 am Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...> [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler
5/1/17 9:07 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Lousy Photos of Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle Co. Park Broome Co. NY
5/1/17 8:05 am Jeffrey Ritter <jritt...> [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler - Alley Pond Park, Queens - details
5/1/17 7:54 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle County park. Broome county.
5/1/17 7:46 am Brendan Fogarty <birderbf...> [nysbirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker - Garden City (Nassau) 5/1
5/1/17 7:06 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager - Gilgo, Suffolk Co.
5/1/17 6:53 am Jeffrey Ritter <jritt...> [nysbirds-l] Alley Pond Kentucky Warbler
5/1/17 4:58 am Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Red headed woodpecker again at Muscoot Farm Westchester
4/30/17 9:48 pm Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Hooded Warblers and the Slingshot
4/30/17 7:38 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. Apr. 30, 2017 - Least Bittern, Yellow-throated Vireo, Red-headed Woodpecker
4/30/17 6:41 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 4/30
4/30/17 3:48 pm Tim Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager, Valley Stream State Park
4/30/17 11:03 am Terry <tgrainger...> [nysbirds-l] Rose Breasted Grosbeak
4/30/17 10:18 am Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] Lenshood found at Evodia feeders
4/30/17 8:06 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Kentucky W., Blue Grosbeak, & etc. Central Park, NYC 4/30
4/30/17 7:25 am Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...> [nysbirds-l] Kentucky warbler. Alley pond park, Queens.
4/30/17 5:41 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Least Bittern & etc., Central Park, NYC 4/30 (Sunday)
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4/29/17 5:47 pm Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> [nysbirds-l] Hooded Warblers and the Slingshot
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4/29/17 7:20 am <suefeustel...> [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)
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4/29/17 4:47 am Steve M. Chorvas <schorvas...> [nysbirds-l] New Arrivals - Ulster County
4/29/17 4:10 am Tod Winston <twinston...> [nysbirds-l] Male hooded warbler in Strawberry Field
4/28/17 8:27 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 28 April 2017
4/28/17 7:44 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Friday April 28, 2017 Clay-colored Sparrow, Yellow-throated & White-eyed Vireos
4/28/17 7:33 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Manhattan, N.Y. City, 4/28
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4/27/17 11:41 am David Klauber <davehawkowl...> [nysbirds-l] Timber point suffolk county interesting loon
4/27/17 9:37 am Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach West End: Bobolink etc
4/27/17 9:21 am Pat Palladino <dino1277...> [nysbirds-l] Caspian Tern - Queens - yes
4/27/17 7:22 am Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Bronx Red-headed Woodpecker
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4/27/17 4:21 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Hudson River
4/26/17 6:22 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Red Phalarope, & Central Park, NYC 4/25-26
4/26/17 4:20 am d Futuyma <dfutuyma...> [nysbirds-l] Timber Point Ruff No (Suffolk)
4/25/17 5:37 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations Reviewed (NYS eBird Hotspots)
4/25/17 1:48 pm Mike <mikec02...> Re: [nysbirds-l] 5 Lesser Black backed and 1 Iceland Gulls Now Heckscher SP (Suffolk Co.)
4/25/17 8:40 am <suefeustel...> [nysbirds-l] Ruff at Timber Pt. Now (Suffolk Co.)
4/25/17 5:50 am Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch
4/25/17 5:34 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch
4/24/17 8:19 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret, NYC, & fresh migrants, Central Park, 4/24
4/24/17 5:59 pm Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] North Shore Audubon Society meeting - this Tuesday, April 25, 2017. "Warblers and their Songs" by Joe Giunta.
4/24/17 3:30 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
4/24/17 3:09 pm Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Cranes/Blue-headed Vireo and more
4/24/17 1:24 pm Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] Wild Bird Fund Clapper Rail release
4/24/17 1:16 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Monday April 24, 2017 - Red-breasted Nuthatch, Palm & Yellow-rumped Warblers
4/24/17 11:37 am Alan Wells <awells...> [nysbirds-l] Spring Birding at Doodletown, Bear Mountain State Park
4/24/17 8:49 am Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Audubon warbler
4/24/17 5:50 am Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...> Re:[nysbirds-l] S. Nassau Canvasback
4/24/17 2:28 am Jay D <naturephotography7...> Re:[nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: April 24, 2017
 
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Date: 5/24/17 1:59 pm
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow update

This species was long a resident on the grass lands of the Saratoga Battlefields. The staff found that the birds needed to have the grass burned or cut for the habitat to be maintained and for them to continue to breed in the area. So they cut the grass at the proper time of year all over. And the sparrows disappeared. What subsequent research discovered was, the Henslow's Sparrows breed in second and third year growth. You can't cut the grass every year. You have to rotate your cutting.

Attempts to reintroduce this species anywhere has been mostly a total failure. Hence, the sighting of a singing bird in the Shawangunk Grassland is an extraordinary event. They are doing every thing right. It's a great place to visit and it's a paradise for birders looking for grassland birds. They have parking, viewing platforms and blinds.

The bird song is unique. They sing loudly from a clump top but are can be hard to see. Lets not go playing songs and chasing the bird. Be patient and look. This is a new breeding area and we need them to be successful now and for the future.

Sy Schiff

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Date: 5/24/17 10:47 am
From: Vinny Pellegrino <pellegrinov...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sunken Meadow SP (Suffolk County)- Alder Flycatcher
There was an actively feeding and calling Alder Flycatcher at Sunken Meadow State Park this morning.  The bird was flitting in the canopy of oaks and hickory bordering the marsh a few hundred feet in on the inner marsh trail in the western section of the park.  Other than that, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Willow Flycatcher, Lincoln's Sparrow, and a few warblers were around.  The entire ebird checklist is below.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37112696

 Vinny PellegrinoEast Northport, NY 

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Date: 5/24/17 10:20 am
From: Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Swainson's Warbler Prospect Park: Yes!!
It's always a good day when you get to see a Swainson's Warbler. We made eye contact. He sang for me. Still in the same spot as reported earlier. This surely makes up for my "maybe it's a Golden-wingled Warbler" debacle yesterday at Bayard Cutting.

40.662858,-73.966905

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Date: 5/24/17 9:11 am
From: Deborah Kral <nymare...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands, Ulster County NY, May 23, 2017
Sorry! While I did indeed photograph the Henslow's Sparrow around 10am when its odd call caught my attention after I left the blind area near the Dickcissel, I do not commonly see Ammodramus sp. so honestly didn't correctly ID it, Deb, until I got a message from a friend late afternoon about a Rare Bird Alert. I was on the road, and don't check email. I think it was a much more knowledgeable birder (Tom Burke?) who also saw and id'd the bird a bit later and got the word out to the birding community? The bird was also beeing seen this morning (5/24).

Deb Tracy-Kral
There are reports on the New York Birders Facebook group of a Henslow's Sparrow at SGNWR on May 23rd, with a photo by Deb Tracy-Kral and a video from David Hayes. I can't believe this wasn't posted to NYSBIRDS-L.

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Date: 5/24/17 8:59 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands, Ulster County NY, May 23, 2017
Just FYI: Henslow's Sparrow at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR was rather well
documented on eBird rather quickly yesterday.

One sample checklist is here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37099868

On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 11:17 AM, Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
wrote:

> Thanks Louise,
>
> There are reports on the New York Birders Facebook group of a Henslow's
> Sparrow at SGNWR on May 23rd, with a photo by Deb Tracy-Kral and a video
> from David Hayes. I can't believe this wasn't posted to NYSBIRDS-L.
>
> Deb Allen
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Louise Fraza
> Sent: May 24, 2017 10:43 AM
> To: "<NYSbirds-L...>"
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands, Ulster County NY, May 23,
> 2017
>
> I was lucky to get a ride from New York City. We arrived at about midday
> on this lightly overcast day with hardly any wind. The air was full of the
> tinkly songs of the Bobolinks and the melancholy sounds of the Eastern
> Meadowlarks as these birds flew back and forth before disappearing into the
> long grasses. We were unable to find the Grasshopper Sparrows that were
> reported earlier that day. But to our delight, the Dickcissel made itself
> know immediately when we got to the area of the blind, a short mile east of
> the viewing platform. It flew up on the old woody seedheads of last year's
> thistles and sang its loud raspy song over and over again. We also saw a
> Savanna Sparrow and an Eastern Bluebird and heard a Willow Flycatcher.
> Louise Fraza, New York City
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Date: 5/24/17 8:17 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands, Ulster County NY, May 23, 2017
Thanks Louise,

There are reports on the New York Birders Facebook group of a
Henslow's Sparrow at SGNWR on May 23rd, with a photo by Deb Tracy-Kral
and a video from David Hayes. I can't believe this wasn't posted to
NYSBIRDS-L.

Deb Allen


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From: Louise Fraza
Sent: May 24, 2017 10:43 AM
To: "<NYSbirds-L...>"
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands, Ulster County NY, May
23, 2017

I was lucky to get a ride from New York City. We arrived at about
midday on this lightly overcast day with hardly any wind. The air
was full of the tinkly songs of the Bobolinks and the melancholy
sounds of the Eastern Meadowlarks as these birds flew back and
forth before disappearing into the long grasses. We were unable
to find the Grasshopper Sparrows that were reported earlier that
day. But to our delight, the Dickcissel made itself know
immediately when we got to the area of the blind, a short mile
east of the viewing platform. It flew up on the old woody
seedheads of last year's thistles and sang its loud raspy song
over and over again. We also saw a Savanna Sparrow and an Eastern
Bluebird and heard a Willow Flycatcher.Louise Fraza, New York City
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Date: 5/24/17 7:43 am
From: Louise Fraza <louisefraza...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands, Ulster County NY, May 23, 2017
I was lucky to get a ride from New York City.  We arrived at about midday on this lightly overcast day with hardly any wind.  The air was full of the tinkly songs of the Bobolinks and the melancholy sounds of the Eastern Meadowlarks as these birds flew back and forth before disappearing into the long grasses.  We were unable to find the Grasshopper Sparrows that were reported earlier that day.  But to our delight, the Dickcissel made itself know immediately when we got to the area of the blind, a short mile east of the viewing platform.  It flew up on the old woody seedheads of last year's thistles and sang its loud raspy song over and over again.  We also saw a Savanna Sparrow and an Eastern Bluebird and heard a Willow Flycatcher.Louise Fraza, New York City

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Date: 5/24/17 6:45 am
From: Rob Bate <robsbate...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Swainsons Warbler confirmed Prospect Park
This is an area with dense undergrowth but there are wood chip paths as well as some disgusting "desire" lines you can use but please do not walk elsewhere so we can protect the vegetation.

The Swainson's Warbler is vocalizing regularly and clearly- even I can hear it.

Rob Bate
Brooklyn

> On May 24, 2017, at 9:22 AM, Rob Bate <robsbate...> wrote:
>
> @BBCKingsbirds: 40.662858,-73.966905
>
> Midwood center

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Date: 5/24/17 6:22 am
From: Rob Bate <robsbate...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Swainsons confirmed Prospect Park
@BBCKingsbirds: 40.662858,-73.966905

Midwood center

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Date: 5/24/17 5:41 am
From: Rob Bate <robsbate...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Possible Swainsons Warbler Prospect Park
Ed Crowne reports seeing and hearing what he believes to be a Swainsons Warbler in the center of the Midwood area near the zoo. There are sure to be updates shortly.

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Date: 5/23/17 2:48 pm
From: Nancy Shamban <nancyshamban...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Tues., May 23, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers, incl. 8 Blackburnian Warblers
Debbie, We had a Least Flycatcher identified by David Barrett

On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 5:16 PM, Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
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> Central Park, NYC
> Tuesday, May 23, 2017
> OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, and many others
>
> Highlights: 15 species of Wood Warblers, including 8 Blackburnian Warblers.
>
> Canada Goose - pair Turtle Pond
> Mallard - residents Turtle Pond
> Mourning Dove - residents
> Chimney Swift - 6 to 8
> Herring Gull - flyovers
> Double-crested Cormorant - 3 to 4 Turtle Pond
> Great Egret - Turtle Pond
> Black-crowned Night-Heron - Upper Lobe
> Red-tailed Hawk - 2 over Belvedere Castle
> Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
> Downy Woodpecker - residents
> Northern Flicker - squirrel occupying flicker nest in Black Locust n. of
> Gill Overlook, flickers in another tree nearby
> Eastern Wood-Pewee - Humming Tombstone
> Traill's Flycatcher* - 2 (Summit Rock & Humming Tombstone)[*silent
> Willow/Adler flycatcher]
> Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 (Mugger's Woods & Azalea Pond)
> Eastern Kingbird - 2 (Shakespeare Garden & Turtle Pond Dock)
> Warbling Vireo - 2 (Warbler Rock & Maintenance Field)
> Red-eyed Vireo - 15
> Blue Jay - residents
> Barn Swallow- 2 flyovers Great Lawn
> Tufted Titmouse - heard Azalea Pond
> Gray-cheeked Thrush - 2 (Warbler Rock & Ramble)
> Swainson's Thrush - Humming Tombstone
> American Robin - residents
> Gray Catbird - residents
> Cedar Waxwing - several flocks
> House Finch - 4 in cypress at Turtle Pond
> Ovenbird - 2 (Ramble & Upper Lobe)
> Northern Waterthrush - 3
> Black-and-white Warbler - 3 females
> Common Yellowthroat - 6 (2 males, 4 females)
> American Redstart - 20 (5 first-spring males, 15 females)
> Northern Parula - 3 females
> Magnolia Warbler - 15 (3 males, 2 first-spring males, 10 females)
> Blackburnian Warbler - 8 (3 males, 5 females)
> Yellow Warbler - 3 females
> Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 (2 males, 1 female)
> Blackpoll Warbler - 13 (3 males, 10 females)
> Black-throated Blue Warbler - 4 females
> Black-throated Green Warbler - 4 (1 male, 3 females)
> Canada Warbler - 2 males (Turtle Pond Dock, Summit Rock)
> Wilson's Warbler - female Turtle POnd Dock
> Scarlet Tanager - male in tuliptree Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
> Northern Cardinal - residents
> Red-winged Blackbird - first-spring male Gill Overlook
> Common Grackle - residents
> Brown-headed Cowbird - pair in Ramble
> Baltimore Oriole - 4 (1 male, 3 females)
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> David Barrett tweeted a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Humming Tombstone,
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Date: 5/23/17 2:35 pm
From: Matthew Clements <nailhead...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Swan Lake Preserve - Patchogue
Several Purple Martins taking turns gathering clumps of mud and grass at the
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Date: 5/23/17 2:16 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Tues., May 23, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers, incl. 8 Blackburnian Warblers
Central Park, NYC
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, and many others

Highlights: 15 species of Wood Warblers, including 8 Blackburnian Warblers.

Canada Goose - pair Turtle Pond
Mallard - residents Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - 6 to 8
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 3 to 4 Turtle Pond
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Upper Lobe
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 over Belvedere Castle
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - squirrel occupying flicker nest in Black Locust n. of Gill Overlook, flickers in another tree nearby
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Humming Tombstone
Traill's Flycatcher* - 2 (Summit Rock & Humming Tombstone)[*silent Willow/Adler flycatcher]
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 (Mugger's Woods & Azalea Pond)
Eastern Kingbird - 2 (Shakespeare Garden & Turtle Pond Dock)
Warbling Vireo - 2 (Warbler Rock & Maintenance Field)
Red-eyed Vireo - 15
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow- 2 flyovers Great Lawn
Tufted Titmouse - heard Azalea Pond
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 2 (Warbler Rock & Ramble)
Swainson's Thrush - Humming Tombstone
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
Cedar Waxwing - several flocks
House Finch - 4 in cypress at Turtle Pond
Ovenbird - 2 (Ramble & Upper Lobe)
Northern Waterthrush - 3
Black-and-white Warbler - 3 females
Common Yellowthroat - 6 (2 males, 4 females)
American Redstart - 20 (5 first-spring males, 15 females)
Northern Parula - 3 females
Magnolia Warbler - 15 (3 males, 2 first-spring males, 10 females)
Blackburnian Warbler - 8 (3 males, 5 females)
Yellow Warbler - 3 females
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 (2 males, 1 female)
Blackpoll Warbler - 13 (3 males, 10 females)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 4 females
Black-throated Green Warbler - 4 (1 male, 3 females)
Canada Warbler - 2 males (Turtle Pond Dock, Summit Rock)
Wilson's Warbler - female Turtle POnd Dock
Scarlet Tanager - male in tuliptree Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - first-spring male Gill Overlook
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - pair in Ramble
Baltimore Oriole - 4 (1 male, 3 females)

David Barrett tweeted a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Humming Tombstone, perhaps the bird at the Upper Lobe that was tweeted by Spencer Galen earlier in the afternoon.

An Indigo Bunting was photographed on the fence at the Tupelo Field.

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Date: 5/23/17 1:52 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bayard Cutting arborrtum suff. Co

I spent a while looking for the reported yt warbler without success with Liz DiNapoli and Dave LaMagna.
Liz heard a bird call which we investigated and we called Dave back as he had just left.
It was a bee bzz bzz bzz and a possible Golden-winged Warbler. We could not get a look though.
Calling from other side of train tracks behind chicken coops 
this location at 3.01pm on 05-23-2017
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Date: 5/23/17 8:45 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Herald Square Common Yellowthroat
I was just relaxing at a table in the seating area at 35th and Herald Square (right next to Macy's) when a female Common Yellowthroat flitted right over my head and poked around among the potted plantings in this area. Birding when you least expect it!
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Date: 5/23/17 8:42 am
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Correction to today's earlier post of 12:41 AM
With thanks to Paul Sweet for bringing me "up to speed" re: the scientific
name of Clapper Rail (per the 2014 AOU checklist supplement) which should
read *Rallus crepitans.*

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Date: 5/23/17 7:07 am
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Alder flycatcher heck sher state park suffolk county
Along parkway along field 8. Moving west. Found by Feustels.

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Date: 5/23/17 6:47 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Mon., May 22, 2017 - 16 Species of Wood Warblers
Central Park, NYC
Monday, May 22, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, et al

Highlights: In spite of the all-day rain, birding in Central Park was very good with 16 Species of Wood Warblers including Blackburnian and Bay-breasted Warblers.


Canada Goose 2 - Turtle Pond
Mallard - males chasing females at Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove
Herring Gull - a few flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - Lake
Great Egret - 2 (Lake & Turtle Pond)
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Great Crested Flycatcher - Upper Lobe
Warbling Vireo - 2 (Humming Tombstone & Strawberry Fields)
Red-eyed Vireo - 10
Blue Jay
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 5
Swainson's Thrush - 2 (Shakespeare Garden & Ramble)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
House Finch - 2 Strawberry Fields
American Goldfinch - 2 east side of Turtle Pond
Ovenbird - Strawberry Fields
Northern Waterthrush - 3
Black-and-white Warbler - female north side of Azalea Pond
Common Yellowthroat - 7 (1 male, 6 females)
American Redstart - 12 (10 females, 2 first-spring males)
Northern Parula - singing male Strawberry Fields
Magnolia Warbler - 25 (5 males, 20 females)
Bay-breasted Warbler - female Upper Lobe
Blackburnian Warbler - female Upper Lobe
Yellow Warbler - 2 (1 male & 1 female) Strawberry Fields
Chestnut-sided Warbler - male King of Poland
Blackpoll Warbler - 28 (3 males, 25 females)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 3 females
Black-throated Green Warbler - male King of Poland (David Barrett)
Canada Warbler - 4 (3 males, 1 female)
Wilson's Warbler - male on the Point
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird - male north side Turtle Pond
Common Grackle - several in Ramble
Baltimore Oriole - 2 (male Humming Tombstone, female in Ramble)

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Date: 5/23/17 2:44 am
From: Paul R Sweet <sweet...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Clapping for "Rallus longirostris" Clapping for
Bobp

Clapper Rail is now Rallus crepitans.

Rallus longirostis is Mangrove Rail which of course doesn't occur in NY

Nice sighting under any name

Cheers, Paul

Paul Sweet | Department of Ornithology | American Museum of Natural History | Central Park West @ 79th St | NY 10024 | Tel 212 769 5780 | Mob 718 757 5941

On May 23, 2017, at 12:42 AM, robert adamo <radamo4691...><mailto:<radamo4691...>> wrote:

I spent the early afternoon (1200-1445 hours) patrolling Dune Rd., between the Post Lane Bridge, Quogue and Shinnicock Inlet, Hampton Bays. During this time I was able to pick up 4 common species as FOY birds, the highlight being 2 Clapper Rails, taking their time while crossing Dune Rd. (south to north) e/o Tiana Beach Marina.

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Date: 5/22/17 9:42 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clapping for "Rallus longirostris" Clapping for
I spent the early afternoon (1200-1445 hours) patrolling Dune Rd., between
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Date: 5/22/17 5:57 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird: Q & A (Facebook Group)
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Date: 5/22/17 5:25 pm
From: Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Piping Plover - Town of Somerset, Niagara County
This afternoon, my streak of good luck continued when I found a PIPING
PLOVER in a flooded field on the north side of Lower Lake Road, at the end
of Burgess Road in the Town of Somerset, Niagara County. There were a lot of
other shorebirds there, mainly Semipalmated Sandpipers, Dunlin, and
Semipalmated Plovers. Here is my checklist, with photos of the Piper:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37071724



This follows a breeding-plumaged HUDSONIAN GODWIT on Saturday in the Town of
Wilson (seen only the one day) and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT heard at
Wilson-Tuscarora SP yesterday (not heard today).



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 5/22/17 4:30 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA - Adendum
Sorry I complete forgot:
5/19 - EARED GREBE at Derby Hill
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Date: 5/22/17 2:57 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- May 22, 2017
*  NYSY  05.22.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):May 15, 2017 - May 22, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: May 08  AT 5 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of May 15, 2017.
Highlights--------------
LEAST BITTERNSNOWY EGRETCATTLE EGRETTRI-COLORED HERONEURASIAN WIGEONGOLDEN EAGLENORTHERN GOSHAWKRED KNOTWILLETWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERUPLAND SANDPIPERSAW-WHET OWLWHIP-POOR-WILLCOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERPHILADELPHIA VIREOORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERCLAY-COLORED SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLE




Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     15 species of Shorebirds were reported from the complex this week highlighted by a WILLET on 5/15 on VanDyne Spoor Road and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER on 5/21 on the Wildlife Drive.     5/19: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found on Carncross Road near the buildings. It was relocated on 5/20.     5/20: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO. was seen on Towpath Road. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen over the Main Pool.     5/21: A SNOWY EGRET was seen at the Visitor’s Center and later relocated at Mays Point Pool. A TRI-COLORED HERON was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER wa seen along the Wildlife Drive. ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen near the Visitor’s Center.      5/22: The SNOWY EGRET was relocated at Mays Point Pool. ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen on the Wildlife Drive and on East Road. an EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along the Wildlife Drive.

Derby Hill Bird Observatory------------------------------------
     2,712 Raptors were counted at Derby Hill this week. Highlights were a GOLDEN EAGLE on 5/17 and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK on 5/21.  An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen from the bluff on 5/20.

Oswego County------------
     5/17: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were seen at Sunset Bay Park. 7 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen on the Rt.6 wetland north of Rt. 3 in the Town of Volney.     5/18: 5 WHIMBREL were seen on the Common Tern Island on Oneida Lake south of Constantia. A WHIP-POOR-WILL was again heard at the Roosevelt Sand Pits north of Oneida Lake.     5/20: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found on Gray Road south of Oswego.     5/21: 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were again present at the Oswego County Airfield on Howard Road. 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at the wetland on Maple Ave.     5/22: 2 RED KNOTS were seen at the Rt. 6 wetlands north of Rt. 3. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen on the Sithe Energy Trails.

Onondaga County------------
     5/15: A CATTLE EGRET was seen on Bull Street south of Bridgeport and has been seen through the 22nd.     5/16: A LEAST BITTERN again was heard at Potter Pond at Three Rivers WMA and has been has been reported through the 20th. At least one BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continues at the Creek walk north of Hiawatha Blvd. in Syracuse.     5/17: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at the confluence of the Oneida and Seneca Rivers south of Phoenix.      5/18: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER has returned to Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at the duck blind at Three Rivers WMA.     5/19: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Oneida Shores County Park.

Madison County------------
     5/18: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen on Tinsley Hill Road.     5/20: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.

Oneida county------------      5/17: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard at the Preston hill Gravel Pit north of Oneida Lake.     5/20: 2 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS continue at the Spring Farm Nature Center south of Clinton.

Herkimer county-------------
     5/16: A SAW-WHET OWL was heard on Pardeeville Road south of Hinkley Reservoir.
        

-end report 
    
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Date: 5/22/17 9:55 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park, Westchester: Purple Martin, Grasshopper Sparrow, Meadowlark, Bobolinks
Saw Mill River Audubon's regular 4th Monday morning walk at Croton Point
Park in Westchester observed a lone, first-year male Purple Martin actively
vocalizing and flying around the tall emergency siren cluster by the main
parking area. It kept perching on the siren tower & appeared to be trying
to enter the various siren cones.

Here's hoping this bird might attract more savvy Purple Martins who will
recognize the brand new Purple Martin structure nearby, erected this spring
on the landfill edge by the park office. (With thanks for financial support
to Feed the Birds store in Croton and Westchester Parks Foundation and
additional thanks to the SMRA volunteers who have been playing Purple
Martin dawn songs this spring.)

On the landfill grasslands this morning: one Grasshopper Sparrow seen
perched up singing, one fly-by Eastern Meadowlark and unknown number of
Bobolinks (at least three) heard singing but not seen.

Willow Flycatchers here and there singing in park shrub edges this morning.
Marsh Wren briefly heard in the marsh edge along the low/river road below
the RV campground. Two Bald Eagles -- full adult and subadult IV -- perched
in dead trees along Croton Bay shoreline in this area as well.

Anne Swaim, Saw Mill River Audubon
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Date: 5/22/17 6:29 am
From: Linda Clark Benedict <lbenedict48...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Montezuma Muckrace - Save the Date
The 21th Annual Montezuma Muckrace will be on *September 15-16, 2017*. This
Big Day competition begins at 7:00 PM Friday runs for 24 hours. Teams will
compete to see who can see the most species within the Montezuma Wetlands
Complex in Cayuga, Wayne, and Seneca counties. The complex includes the
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, the NYSDEC Northern Montezuma Wildlife
Management Area and the Montezuma Audubon Center. The higher purpose behind
the fun is raising funds for the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.
Last year the total raised was $10,819.

There will be six categories in which to compete:

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Competitive
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Collegiate
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Low-carbon (no cars used)
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Recreational
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Family/Mentor
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Photo (team with photos of the most species wins)

Come join the fun. Go to the website for more information about the 2016
event and watch for updates. *http://friendsofmontezuma.org/muck_race.html*
<http://friendsofmontezuma.org/muck_race.html>



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Date: 5/22/17 6:12 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., May 21, 2017 - Summer Tanager, 14 species of Wood Warblers
Central Park, NYC
Sunday, May 21, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen and many others

Highlights: Summer Tanager, 14 species of Wood Warblers including Bay-breasted and Blackburnian Warblers.

Canada Goose - nest on rock between Oak Bridge & Balcony Bridge
Mallard - residents
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift
Herring Gull - flyovers
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 adults and 3 young Fifth Avenue Nest
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - Shakespeare Garden & Gill Overlook
Northern Flicker - pair & lone female Gill Overlook - females displaying
Empidonax Flycatcher - Turtle Pond Island (Jeffrey M. Ward)
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3
Eastern Kingbird - 2 Shakespeare Garden
Warbling Vireo - 4
Red-eyed Vireo - 8
Blue Jay - residents with 2 active nests
Tufted Titmouse - Gill Overlook
White-breasted Nuthatch - 3 (Gill Overlook, the Point, and Shakespeare Garden)
Gray-cheeked Thrush - Summer House (Deb)
Swainson's Thrush - Strawberry Fields (Deb)
American Robin - residents - several nests near paths & fledgling on the Point
Gray Catbird - residents
Cedar Waxwing - 4 (David Barrett)
House Finch - Evodia Field & Turtle Pond
American Goldfinch - 2 males - Turtle Pond Dock
Ovenbird - 2 (the Point & heard at Strawberry Fields) (Deb)
Northern Waterthrush - 3 (Upper Lobe, Gill Overlook, Summer House Meadow (Deb)
Black-and-white Warbler - 3 (1 males, 2 females)
Common Yellowthroat - 6 (adult male, first-spring male, 4 females)
American Redstart - 12 (10 females, 2 first-spring males)
Northern Parula - 13 (12 females, one male)
Magnolia Warbler - 15 (including 3 adult males)
Bay-breasted Warbler - male King of Poland
Blackburnian Warbler - male King of Poland
Yellow Warbler - 4 (2 males, 2 females)
Blackpoll Warbler - 10 (2 males, 8 females)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 2 females (gill Overlook)
Canada Warbler - 3 males
Wilson's Warbler - female on the Point
White-throated Sparrow - 2 (Gill Overlook, Summer House Meadow)
Summer Tanager - first-spring male Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench
Northern Cardinal - residents (courtship feeding on the Point)
Red-winged Blackbird - male Gill Overlook
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - pair Gill Overlook
Baltimore Oriole - 6 to 8

Deb Allen

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Date: 5/22/17 5:32 am
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] North Shore Audubon Society meeting - this Tuesday, May 23, 2017. "Foxes and Coyotes on Long Island" by Frank Vincenti
The North Shore Audubon Society will hold its monthly program on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset NY 11030. All are invited, free of charge.
Public transportation users: This location is a half-mile walk from the Manhasset LIRR station.

Frank Vincenti will present “Foxes and Coyotes on Long Island”.
Long Island is one of the most populated suburbs in the United States yet there is ample wildlife habitat available. While carnivores may engender fear and misunderstanding, you can learn about how they benefit the ecology and environment even here on hyper urban Long Island. Join Frank Vincenti of the Wild Dog Foundation as he discusses wild canines of the past, present and future in our environment.

For more information on NSAS programs and weekly walks, see www.northshoreaudubon.org <http://www.northshoreaudubon.org/> or https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Shore-Audubon-Society/140649732651861 <https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Shore-Audubon-Society/140649732651861>

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Date: 5/22/17 5:08 am
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Reminder: BBC Evening Presentation Tomorrow May 23rd
*Tuesday, May 23rd, 7:30 P.M. in the Dweck Auditorium at the BPL Central
Branch (note special time and room!)*

*Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
<http://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/central> at Grand Army Plaza*

*Members Photo Night*

Members of the Brooklyn Bird Club will present recent bird photos from
their travels at home and abroad.

Presenters include Elliotte Rusty Harold, Jennifer Kepler, Marc Brawer and
Benjamin Garron-Caine.

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Date: 5/21/17 8:28 pm
From: Rob Jett <citybirder...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Interesting Brooklyn Sighting
Sorry for the late report, but I’ve been without cellphone today.

This morning was leading my Sunday “Birding in Peace” tour in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery and I am nearly 100% certain we had a Sandhill Crane. At around 8:30am we were coming around the NE corner of the Sylvan Water, the cemetery’s largest body of water. Walking behind a row of mausoleums our view of the water and surrounding grass was partially blocked. I heard a very loud trumpeting-like sound. It seemed so inconcruous that I momentarily thought there was a person at the waters edge making silly noises. People in the group asked what was making the odd sound. I walked towards the water and scanned for a moment, saw nothing, then one of the participants, Heidi Clevins, spotted heading over the trees towards the northeast what she described as a massive, gray bird (“Almost the color of a Little Blue Heron”). I contacted Tom Preston, who was in GWC, and he put out the word. When people asked whether it was a large heron or egret, I said, no, as those species mostly make deep, guttural sounds. Being iPhone-less I asked someone with a smartphone to call up Sandhill Crane and play the vocalizations. It sounded exactly like what we had just heard.

My tour was just ending, so several of us spend a couple more hours scouring the cemetery but came up empty. I haven’t checked online for any nearby reports yet.

Good birding,

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Date: 5/21/17 6:38 pm
From: Eileen Schwinn <beachmed...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Chuck-wills-widow - Quogue
A Chuck-wills-widow was heard this evening at 8:20pm, in a wooded area north of Montauk Hwy, south of Old Country Rd(and the Quogue Wildlife Refuge), and east of Quantuck Bay. The bird called for 6 minutes.
Whip-poor-wills were also heard along Steward Ave. and at the Town of Southampton baseball fields and tennis courts, at the Coast Guard Housing Area across from Gabreski Airport, a little later in the evening.
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Date: 5/21/17 6:02 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Sun. 21-May-2017
NY County highlights: Semipalmated Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper (5), Common
Tern (29+), Ruby-throated Hummingbird & Killdeer (4+).

1st hour: 22 spp., 2nd: +5, 3rd: +7, 4th: +7, 5th: +4

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Date: 5/21/17 5:43 pm
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hunter Island, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, Red-head Woodpecker, etc
Belated post- from 5/20/17

The Red-headed Woodpecker is still here and awaits a female. He frequently attends to the tree cavity he “appropriated" from a nesting Redbellied.
As I mentioned in a previous post, all of the nearby cavities are now cleared because of him. This fellow is tough, I guess he’s a Bronx bird.

also:
Blackpoll Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Green
American Redstart
Magnolia Warbler
Carolina Wren
Gray Catbird
Eastern Towhee
Baltimore Oriole
Veery
Ovenbird
Orchard Oriole
Common Yellowthroat
Downy Woodpecker
Wood Thrush
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Mourning Dove
American Robin
Common Grackle
American Robin
Blue Jay

Jack Rothman and “Bronx" Brendan Keogh
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Date: 5/21/17 11:44 am
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Gardiner County Park
Joe Giunta and I(Sy Schiff) birded Gardiner Co. Park, Suffolk Co. this morning. No migrants were found, but the walk to the marsh was a delightful expanse of singing, breeding birds. At the marsh, to our left were 4 SALTMARSH SPARROWS; to our right 3 SEASIDE SPARROWS. Just before the marsh, a WILLOW FLYCATCHER was singing high in the trees.

Shorebirds were few but included SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, LEAST SANDPIPER, WILLET and GREATER YELLOWLEGS. A lone GREAT EGRET was in the marsh. A pair of OSPREY were in the air.

YELLOW WARBLERS were everywhere. (Joe counted 14--could have been more); vireos consisted of WARBLING, RED-EYED and WHITE-EYED; flycatchers--GREAT-CRESTED and WILLOW; woodpeckers--DOWNY, HAIRY and RED-BELLIED.There was RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, HOUSE WREN, CEDAR WAXWING, BLACK-and-WHITE WARBLER and a number of COMMON YELLOWTHROATS among other birds.

A delightful morning. Sy
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Date: 5/21/17 7:26 am
From: Dawn Hannay <dawnvla...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red-throated Loon Bronx
There's a late Red-throated Loon close to shore at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park this morning.
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Date: 5/21/17 6:10 am
From: Alan Wells <awells...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Winding Waters Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-breasted Chat found at approximately 9:30 am 5/20/2017 at Winding
Waters Trail, Wallkill River NWR, Orange Co., NY. Singing from two large
trees near the Fonzin Family Bench, about 1/3 mi from parking area just off
Oil City/Stateline Rd (just where the river and trail bend to the left,
41.290995,-74.529332).



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Date: 5/21/17 4:40 am
From: Rick <rcech...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Smr Tanager summit rock CP
At 7:35, a male.


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Date: 5/20/17 7:09 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

It isn't possible to spot these additions from old checklists. On the
'Overview' page you can sort on 'First Seen' but if the species wasn't
added recently it won't appear at the top of the list.

For each county on the wiki click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a
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Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
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Little Gull (13-May-2017)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (10-May-2017)

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Little Gull (13-May-2017)

*Madison County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Madison>*
Graylag Goose (Removed)

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Date: 5/20/17 6:19 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Doodletown Rd. & Camp Alamar Rd. pond birds
5/20/17 - Doodletown Rd., Stony Pt., Rockland Co., NY
Time:  8am to 12pmObservers:  Andrew Block, Doug Bloom, and BRSS Audubon group
1 Black Vulture6+ Turkey Vultures1 Mallard1 Mourning Doveseveral Black-billed and Yellow-billed Cuckoos (many seen, heard, and some photographed; have never seen so many in one place; definately a good caterpillar year)2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds1 Downy Woodpecker1 Hairy Woodpecker2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers2 Olive-sided Flycatchers3 Eastern Wood-Peweesseveral Great Crested Flycatchers4+ Eastern Kingbirds2+ Yellow-throated Vireosseveral Warbling Vireosmany Red-eyed Vireos1 Blue Jay1 American Crowseveral Tree Swallowsseveral Barn Swallows4+ N. Rough-winged Swallows1 Tufted Titmouse1 Carolina Wrenseveral Blue-gray Gnatcatchers3 Veerys2 Wood Thrushesmany Gray Catbirds1 Northern Mockingbirdmany Cedar Waxwings3 Blue-winged Warblersmany Yellow Warblers2 Blackpoll Warblersmany Cerulean Warblersmany American Redstarts (incl. a nest)2 Louisiana Waterthrushesseveral Common Yellowthroatsmany Hooded Warblers3 Canada Warblers5+ Scarlet Tanagers (incl. a pair making a nest)2+ Chipping Sparrows4 Northern Cardinalsseveral Indigo Buntings4+ Red-winged Blackbirds1 Brown-headed Cowbirdseveral Baltimore Orioles3 Orchard Orioles2 American Goldfinches
- Camp Alamar Rd. pond, East Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (on territory)1 Pileated Woodpecker6+ Veerys1 Swainson's Thrush1 Worm-eating Warbler1 Canada Warbler1 Blackpoll Warbler1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak1 Eastern Towhee
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629
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Date: 5/20/17 5:58 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., May 20, 2017 - Summer Tanager, Black-and Yellow-billed Cuckoos, 19 species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC
Saturday, May 20, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, and many others

Highlights:Summer Tanager, Black-and Yellow-billed Cuckoos, & 19 species of Wood Warblers.

Canada Goose - pair Turtle Pond, also 13 adults on the Reservoir including a pair with 3 goslings
Gadwall - pair SW Reservoir
Mallard - Turtle Pond, Lake, Reservoir
Mourning Dove - residents
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - calling at Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench (Bob, early a.m.)
Black-billed Cuckoo - 2 (Humming Tombstone (Deb) flew to join another nearer Tupelo Field)
Chimney Swift - 6 to 10
Herring Gull - 8 Reservoir (Deb early) & flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 12 & flyovers
Great Egret - Turtle Pond & Reservoir
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 (Lake and Turtle Pond)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker - 2 or 3
Northern Flicker - pair at Gill Overlook
Eastern Wood-Pewee - seen at Gill Overlook & Mugger's Woods (perhaps the same bird)
Willow Flycatcher - vocal bird at King of Poland
Great Crested Flycatcher - several - seen at Mugger's Woods and Maintenance Field
Eastern Kingbird - Shakespeare Garden, Hernshead, NE Reservoir bird with nesting material
Yellow-throated Vireo - Turtle Pond Dock
Warbling Vireo - 5
Red-eyed Vireo - 15 to 20
Blue Jay - nest near the Oven (Andrea Hessel)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Turtle Pond (Carine Mitchell)
Barn Swallow - 8 together over Great Lawn, 4 at north end Reservoir
Tufted Titmouse - near Boathouse Cafe at 7:30am (Bob)
White-breasted Nuthatch - Ramble
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - King of Poland - late in season
Veery - Ramble
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 3 or 4
Swainson's Thrush - west of Weather Station Circle
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
House Finch - female King of Poland
American Goldfinch - male Turtle Pond
Ovenbird - 3
Northern Waterthrush - 4
Black-and-white Warbler - 1 adult male, 5 females
Common Yellowthroat - 8 (2 males, 6 females)
Hooded Warbler - male King of Poland
American Redstart - 17 (7 first-spring males, 10 females - no adult males)
Cape May Warbler - Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench (David Barrett)
Northern Parula - 16 or 17 (2 males, 14-15 females)
Magnolia Warbler - 25 to 30
Bay-breasted Warbler - 6 (3 males, 3 females)
Blackburnian Warbler - adult male just north of Delacorte Theater
Yellow Warbler- 6 (2 males, 4 females)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 (male Humming Tombstone, female Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench)
Blackpoll Warbler - 30 (5 males, 25 females)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 5 females
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 3
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 females (Shakespeare Garden & Weather Station Circle)
Canada Warbler - 3 males including a very cooperative bird at the Point
Wilson's Warbler - 2 males (Upper Lobe, Turtle Pond)
Song Sparrow - singing north end of Reservoir (Deb - early)
White-throated Sparrow - 3
Summer Tanager - female Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock (David Barrett), some of us also saw a young male there
Scarlet Tanager - tulliptree north of path from boathouse to Evodia Field
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - male Turtle Pond
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - flyover
Baltimore Oriole - 10 (4 females, 6 males)

Deb Allen

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Date: 5/20/17 3:21 pm
From: Raina <twinroses1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Glossy Ibises at Heckscher State Park
Just spent a beautiful day birding by bicycle at Heckscher State Park in East Islip.  Of note were 2 Glossy Ibises by Parking Field 3 near a small temporary pond/large puddle.  Also spotted were the usual suspects including osprey, an abundance of kildeer and red winged blackbirds, several thrushes, and a few warbling vireos.Happy birding!-Raina, Suffolk County

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Date: 5/20/17 1:42 pm
From: Alan Drogin <drogin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blackburnian and Canada Warblers CP
Though I got in late, today was a decent day in Central Park. Want to make a few additions to Deborah Allen’s list from Friday. Just as I was leaving around 4pm I came upon clouds of small flying insects causing a lot of activity around a big oak tree by the southwest entrance to the reservoir. Sparrows were crawling its bark and up in the low leaves where plenty of warblers and vireos including two additions, a male Blackburnian and Canada Warbler.

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Date: 5/20/17 10:07 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Doodletown IBA, Rockland County, early am Sat 5/20
Saw Mill River Audubon walk this morning -- starting at 5:30am and lasting
four hours. Chilly and gray conditions most of walk.

Our eBird list is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37005508

Some highlights:

* 15 warbler species including several Cerulean Warbler, several Hooded
Warbler, good look at singing Wilson's Warbler plus three different Canada
Warblers heard, one seen well

* One heard-only Tennessee Warbler high on ridge as we came back to
entrance on 1777E trail above the road.

* At the first bend going up the road, just after 5:30am, we clearly heard
a Mourning Warbler singing several times but never saw it, no other
vocalizations from this bird.

* Of additional interest to us was a Gray Catbird by the lake unexpectedly
imitating a Chuck's-will-widow three times before switching back to more
typical squeaky jumble.

Also of note was rather poor condition of 1777E trail: deeply rutted with
churned up mud and many tracks including ATV tracks -- perhaps from foot
race previous weekend?


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Date: 5/20/17 9:33 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Rockefeller State Park Preserve ( and Fahnestock State Park)
Apropos Jack Rothman's post as to Rockefeller State Park, I now skip the "intensity" of Central Park altogether even though I work ten blocks from the south entrance. This morning Kyle Bardwell who drove down from Beacon and he and I spent about 3 hours covering about 4 miles of Fahnestock State Park, including a stretch I maintain for the NY/NJ trail conference. (His ears for all things high pitched and ear birding skills were key.) We put in on the Red Trail off Rte. 301 hiked to Beaver Pond and came out the Blue Trail onto the Appalachian Trail ending back on Rte. 301 at Canopus Lake. Other than at trailhead parking area like Jack yesterday, we saw absolutely no one, let alone anyone using incessant playback. We did however encounter 18 species of wood warbler; a few migrants but many on territory so when NYC migration is over there are numerous trails (with understory) in Fahnestock where you can get a warbler fix during summer. There is a breeding bird survey by Putnam Audubon and if anyone would like to come north and partake feel free to email me off line and I can put you in touch with the person who runs it. (Lots of good territory besides Fahnestock.)

Today we encountered some early showers, then a bit of harder rain, and then some clearing. Warbler highlights this morning were blackburnian, cerulean (2), chestnut sided, bay breasted, and hooded (other warblers yellow, yellowthroat, red start (10+), ovenbird (10+), magnolia, black throated blue, black throated green, N. parula, prairie, blackpoll, blue winged, northern waterthrush and many black+white). Other birds towhee (10+), red eyed vireo (10+), yellow throated vireo (4+), scarlet tanager (M + F paired up), rose breasted grosbeak (M + F paired up), black billed cuckoo, pewee, phoebe (2), pileated woodpecker, balt. Oriole, raven (several), veery, hermit and wood thrush (likely swainson's too), cedar waxwing, cat bird (20+), and a great blue heron (at beaver pond). Rain likely limited flycatchers. Mountain laurel starting to bloom, a few orchids as well. That stretch of trail has had in years' past ruffed grouse (most recent sighting I had was about three years ago, but I expect they still breed in Fahnestock). And very early mornings (certainly before I get there) along Rte 301 whip-poor-wills can be heard.

L. Trachtenberg
Ossining


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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Gerry McGee and I birded the preserve this morning and were pleasantly surprised. It was so tranquil and beautiful, we were the only two birders around. After all the intensity of Central Park this week, this was a kind of relief. Of course there were far fewer species but we had many long and focused views of Blue-winged Warblers, Eastern Bluebirds, Scarlet Tanagers and others. While sitting on bench overlooking a field under a tree, many birds came to visit.

If you need a day off from the intense city birding style, I recommend this place with wide beautiful trails and more contemplative birding.

Orchard Oriole (few)
Yellow Warbler
American Redstart (several)
Cedar Waxwing (several)
Scarlet Tanager (2)
Great-blue Heron
Red-tail Hawk
Blue-winged Warbler (few)
Baltimore Oriole (few)
Red-winged Blackbird
Gray Catbird
Hermit Thrush
Turkey Vulture
Eastern Bluebird (several)
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Woods PeeWee (calling)
Warbling Vireo
Tree Sparrow
Tree Swallow
Blue Jay
Eastern Kingbird

Jack Rothman
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Date: 5/20/17 8:22 am
From: Brent Bomkamp <bbomkamp...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler - Bayard Cutting Arboretum (Suffolk Co.)
Singing Yellow-throated Warbler in oak adjacent to "Ye Olde Pump House" on
the road to the Cornell Lab at Bayard Cutting Arboretum. North of the main
parking lot, walk through Pinetum to the sign for the Cornell Lab. Present
now.

Brent Bomkamp
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Date: 5/20/17 7:06 am
From: Carney, Martin <carneym...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blackburnian Warbler and White Crown Sparrow
Blackburnian in Blowdown Meadow and White Crown in southwest corner of
Great Hill near stairs to 103rd Street, North Woods, Central Park, New York
City, New York State, USA, North America, Western Hemisphere...yeah, that
sbould do...Martin Carney

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Date: 5/19/17 8:03 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 19 May 2017
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* May. 19, 2017
* NYNY1705.19

- Birds mentioned
BLACK-NECKED STILT+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Sooty Shearwater
Northern Gannet
Black Vulture
Parasitic Jaeger
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Red-headed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Orange-crowned Warbler
MOURNING WARBLER
KENTUCKY WARBLER
CERULEAN WARBLER
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Nelson's Sparrow
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK
Boat-tailed Grackle

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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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

To report sightings call:
Tom Burke (212) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day)
Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island)

Compiler: Tom Burke, 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 19th 2017
at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are BLACK-NECKED STILT, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL and Spring migrants including PROTHONOTARY WARBLER,
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, MOURNING
WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK and more.

With last week's generally unfavorable migratory conditions including
constant strong northerly winds continuing through Monday it wasn't until
Tuesday that birds took the opportunity to spread north with the abating
conditions and provide our parks with a decent variety and volume of
migrants. Tuesday and Wednesday were quite productive but the constant
southerly flow also did hustle many of the migrants on their way farther
north as the week progressed. These movements often do not produce much in
the way of exceptional rarities. More usually instead a very enjoyable
migration spectacle.

The only really unusual sighting for the week was the belatedly reported
BLACK-NECKED STILT photographed last Sunday along the southeastern section
of Napeague Bay a little west of Montauk. Also noteworthy was the
continuing now annual staging of LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS along Long
Island's south shore. Sixteen were counted Saturday from the swale at Jones
Beach West End and some were regularly moving west past the seawatch at
Robert Moses State Park last Saturday. Otherwise the seawatch only produced
a couple of PARASITIC JAEGERS, some NORTHERN GANNETS and 2 SOOTY
SHEARWATERS. Another SOOTY was spotted Saturday morning moving east past
Fort Tilden. Sightings from that area much less common and from coastal
vantage points farther east.

As for the city parks: Central, Prospect and Forest as well as the other
less frequented venues all had very enjoyable days Tuesday and Wednesday
with some carryover up to Friday. Approximately 35 species of warblers were
reasonably encountered this week. The rarities including a PROTHONOTARY
Thursday at Sunken Meadow State Park, single KENTUCKYS from Forest Park
Monday and Central Park Tuesday and Wednesday and single CERULEANS spotted
in Prospect Park Tuesday and Forest Park Wednesday, an ORANGE-CROWNED
photographed in Prospect Park Wednesday and the arrival of some MOURNINGS
including in Prospect Park as of Tuesday and in Central Park and Caumsett
State Park from Thursday. Reports too of YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER and
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in the region bring us again to our annual play that
if you are lucky enough to encounter especially a rare or newly colonizing
species on known or potential breeding grounds please do nothing to disturb
or discourage these birds. Their future locally will depend on their
nesting success currently.

Besides certain warblers this also pertains to such southern species as
BLUE GROSBEAK and SUMMER TANAGER. This week BLUE GROSBEAK was reported from
Central Park and also at an eastern Long Island breeding location while
SUMMER TANAGER continues to have a good Spring locally with birds noted in
Central Park Sunday and Wednesday and Forest Park almost daily to Wednesday
and at Hempstead Lake State Park Wednesday.

Several species of flycatchers arrived this week. EASTERN WOOD-PEWEES
seemed to appear everywhere on Wednesday and OLIVE-SIDEDS were seen in
Central Park and Forest Park Wednesday. Various species of empidonax have
been reported but in the city parks identification should generally be
determined by confirming vocalizations where species are also now on
territory to our north.

Other interesting sightings this week featured 6 BLACK VULTURES over
Prospect Park Tuesday, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Hempstead Lake State Park
Monday, NELSON'S SPARROW at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn as of Sunday and a
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye Westchester County
Monday.

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This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
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Date: 5/19/17 6:01 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Fri. 19-May-2017
Highlights: Semipalmated Sandpiper (2), Least Sandpiper (8), Spotted
Sandpiper (3), Killdeer (4), Common Tern (52+), Red-throated Loon,
Bay-breasted Warbler & Eastern Wood-Pewee.

Bay-breasted Warbler is a new eBird species (#175) for Governors Island.

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Date: 5/19/17 5:20 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., May 19, 2017 - Bicknell's Thrush, Yellow-billed Cuckoo (2), & 16 species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday, May 19, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, and many others

Highlights: Bicknell's Thrush, Yellow-billed Cuckoo (2), Lincoln's Sparrow, & 16 species of Wood Warblers

Canada Goose - 4 Meer
Mallard - Meer & Loch
Gadwall- male Meer
Mourning Dove - residents
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2 (foot of Fort Clinton (Kathy Miller), North Woods)
Chimney Swift - 10 together over the Meer
Herring Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - 3 Meer & flyovers
Great Egret - Meer & flyovers
Snowy Egret - flyovers and landed in two places at the Meer
Black-crowned Night-Heron - group of 3 flying west
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - pair North Woods
Empidonax Flycatcher - Green Bench
Great Crested Flycatcher - heard Loch
Eastern Kingbird - below Fort Clinton
White-eyed Vireo - heard Wildflower Meadow - late (David Barrett)
Warbling Vireo - several pairs around including 2 o3 3 at the Meer
Red-eyed Vireo - 10
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - a few flyovers
White-breasted Nuthatch - Loch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - female south of the Green Bench
Veery - Loch
Gray-cheeked Thrush - Loch (calling & singing)
Bicknell's Thrush - Loch (calling & singing) (David Barrett)
Swainson's Thrush - NE Great Hill
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
Ovenbird - heard Loch
Northern Waterthrush - 3 (2 Loch, 1 Meer Island)
Black-and-white Warbler - 2 or 3 females
Common Yellowthroat - 6 (2 males & 4 females) (Mayra Cruz)
Hooded Warbler - female woods south of Blockhouse
American Redstart - 14-16 (2 adult males, 8 females, 4-6 first-spring males)
Northern Parula - 15-20 (1 male, the others females and first-spring males)
Magnolia Warbler - 15 (including 5 adult males)
Bay-breasted Warbler - male west side of Wildflower Meadow
Yellow Warbler - 6 (2 males & 4 females)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 (female s. of Green Bench, male (early morning Bob)
Blackpoll Warbler - 35 (including 10 adult males)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 3 females
Yellow-rumped Warbler - female Green Bench (Deb)
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 females (north of Green Bench & Great Hill)
Wilson's Warbler - male west side of Wildflower Meadow (early morning Bob)
Lincoln's Sparrow - NE Great Hill
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - heard Wildflower Meadow (David Barrett & Peter Haskel), male Loch (Bob early a.m.)
Indigo Bunting - female Loch (Bob, early morning)
Red-winged Blackbird - a pair or two at the Meer
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - male
Baltimore Oriole - 8 males & 8 females, incl. a female collecting plant fibers at the Wildflower Meadow

David Barrett's ebird checklist with his remarks on the Bicknell's Thrush:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36985158


Deb Allen

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Date: 5/19/17 1:49 pm
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Gerry McGee and I birded the preserve this morning and were pleasantly surprised. It was so tranquil and beautiful, we were the only two birders around. After all the intensity of Central Park this week, this was a kind of relief. Of course there were far fewer species but we had many long and focused views of Blue-winged Warblers, Eastern Bluebirds, Scarlet Tanagers and others. While sitting on bench overlooking a field under a tree, many birds came to visit.

If you need a day off from the intense city birding style, I recommend this place with wide beautiful trails and more contemplative birding.

Orchard Oriole (few)
Yellow Warbler
American Redstart (several)
Cedar Waxwing (several)
Scarlet Tanager (2)
Great-blue Heron
Red-tail Hawk
Blue-winged Warbler (few)
Baltimore Oriole (few)
Red-winged Blackbird
Gray Catbird
Hermit Thrush
Turkey Vulture
Eastern Bluebird (several)
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Woods PeeWee (calling)
Warbling Vireo
Tree Sparrow
Tree Swallow
Blue Jay
Eastern Kingbird

Jack Rothman
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Date: 5/18/17 8:40 pm
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: june 11th PELAGIC trip from Gloucester MA
Dear
​New York
Birders,

We still have openings on our
​ Sunday​
JUNE 11th pelagic trip, departing out of Gloucester MA.

This time period is often good for late Spring seabird
​sightings
.

We will also search for whales and do a plankton tow to see what is being
eaten out there! and how that might be changing!

If you want to join us on June 11th, please register/pay via the NECWA
​ trip​
website link below:

June 2017- Ocean Exploration Cruise
<http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eduy8u8f88496d31&llr=qdcmohcab>


​of if that fails
​,​
go to
​: ​
​ trips33.blogspot.com to link to the NECWA trip site.

Thank you,
Tom Robben
​ (<robben99...>)​
​for Krill Carson (NECWA)​

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Date: 5/18/17 6:20 pm
From: Dale Dancis <ddancis...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Mourning warbler -update
Apparently the Mourning warbler was initially seen by Adele Gotlib. Often hidden at times it would sometimes appear walking on the rocks in front of Belvedere Castle until 7:00pm.
Dale Dancis



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Date: 5/18/17 6:13 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 18 May 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 05/18/2017
* NYBU1705.18
- Birds mentioned

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SUMMER TANAGER
BLACK-NECKED STILT
AMER. WHITE PELICAN
American Bittern
Great Egret
Ruddy Duck
Merlin
Virginia Rail
Sora
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Dunlin
Short-b. Dowitcher
Black Tern
Red-headed Wdpkr.
Acadian Flycatcher
Blue Jay
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
Blue-headed Vireo
Yellow-thr. Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-s. Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
Yellow-r. Warbler
Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
Blackburnian Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Bl. and w. Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-cr. Sparrow
Bobolink
Rusty Blackbird

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 05/18/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided
by your Buffalo Museum of Science and the
Buffalo Ornithological Society. To contact the
Science Museum, call 896-5200. Press the pound
key to report sightings before the end of this
report.

Highlights of reports received May 11 through
May 18 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

May 13 at Forest Lawn in Buffalo, a male SUMMER
TANAGER on the ridge over the maintenance area.

The BLACK-NECKED STILT in the Iroquois Refuge
and Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area was last
reported May 11 at both Kumpf and South Feeder
Marshes. Also in the marshes - 6 AMERICAN
BITTERNS, 8 SORA, 11 VIRGINIA RAILS, 3 BLACK
TERNS, 300 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, and on Cayuga
Pool, 15 RUDDY DUCKS.

In Ontario, May 14, an AMER. WHITE PELICAN
continues at the Mosaic Ponds, north of Rock
Point Provincial Park in Dunnville. The pelican
was viewed from Canal Bank Road, and has been
present since April 30. Shorebirds at Mosaic
included SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 2 SHORT-B.
DOWITCHERS, 70 DUNLIN and 20 LEAST SANDPIPERS.

Warbler migration broke open this week. At
least 24 species reported from Forest Lawn,
Tifft Nature Preserve and Rock Point Park.
CANADA WARBLER at both Tifft Nature Preserve
and Forest Lawn, CAPE MAY WARBLER at Forest
Lawn and Rock point, and no reports yet of the
late migrant BLACKPOLL WARBLER.

Other highlights at Tifft Nature Preserve in
Buffalo, an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER on the 17th and
abundant, over 75, YELLOW WARBLERS. At Rock
Point Park - YELLOW-THR. VIREO, BLUE-HEADED
VIREO, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, LINCOLN'S SPARROW
and WHITE-CR. SPARROW.

In Amherst, a small wetland at North Bailey and
Ridge Lea Roads, wedged between office
buildings and I-290 - numbers of SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER, KILLDEER, LEAST SANDPIPER, SPOTTED
SANDPIPER and GREAT EGRET. In Chautauqua
County, DUNLIN and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER in the
fields opposite the Sheridan Cemetery on Center
Road.

Other reports this week - In Evans, a pair of
RED-HEADED WDPKRS. returned to Angola-on-the-
Lake. Female BOBOLINKS arrived in Cattaraugus
County, two weeks after the first male
BOBOLINKS. A pair of MERLINS in North Buffalo.
GREAT EGRET in a neighborhood pond in
Lancaster. Night migrants heard over Tonawanda
- VEERY, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, SWAINSON'S THRUSH
and WOOD THRUSH. Also migrant flock of 21 BLUE
JAYS in Tonawanda. And a RED-TAILED HAWK mobbed
by crows at the Veteran's Hospital in Buffalo.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, May 25. Please call in your sightings
by noon Thursday. You may report sightings
after the tone. Thank you for calling and
reporting.

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Date: 5/18/17 3:46 pm
From: Dale Dancis <ddancis...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Mourning warbler Central Park NY
Male mourning warbler on rocks in front of Belvedere Castle
Earlier reported by Adrian I believe-
Still visible at times
Dale Dancis

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Date: 5/18/17 2:15 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: Tide Graphs on wikipages
On the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki pages there are interactive tide graphs for
the following locations. These appear on the right side of the page under
the eBird Hotspot Explorer map. I set these up to have quick access to
tides without the need to setup bookmarks or enter locations on a tide
graph site. A quick link to the graphs near the top of the page are
highlighted blue making it easy to spot when these exist. Let me know off
line if you see any issues or wiki pages that are missing a tide graph:

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

*NEW YORK COUNTY
<http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/New%20York> (Manhattan)*

*Islands*
— Governors Island
— Liberty Island, onshore (New York Co.)
— Randalls Island
— Roosevelt Is.

*Harlem and Upper Manhattan*
— Broadway Bridge, Manhattan and Marble Hill (New York Co.)
— Fort Washington Park
— Hudson River Greenway--145th-155th St.
— Inwood Hill Park
— North Cove, Inwood
— Riverbank SP
— Swindler Cove Park and Sherman Creek
— West Harlem Piers Park

*Upper East Side, Upper West Side & Central Park*
— East River, 90-100th St. (Hell Gate area)
— Riverside Park

*Below 59th Street to 14th Street*
— DeWitt Clinton Park
— Hudson River Greenway--Clinton Cove (54th-59th St.)
— Hudson River Greenway--Pier 84 (W 44th St.)
— Hudson River Greenway--29th-42nd St.
— Manhattan, 38-42nd St. at FDR Dr. incl. U Thant Is.
— Peter Detmold Park
— Stuyvesant Cove Park (18th-23rd St.)

*Lower Manhattan Below 14th Street*
— Battery Park City Area
— East River, Brooklyn Bridge to S.I. Ferry
— Hudson River Greenway from W Houston-14th St.
— Hudson River Greenway--Chambers to W Houston St.

*KINGS COUNTY <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Kings> (Brooklyn)*
Coney Island Creek Complex
Dead Horse Point
Dreier-Offerman Park
Floyd Bennett Field
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge--Terrapin Point (Brooklyn)
Owls Head Park
Plumb Beach
Salt Marsh Nature Center at Marine Park

*RICHMOND COUNTY <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Richmond> (Staten
Island)*
Conference House Park
Great Kills Park
Lemon Creek Complex
Wolfe's Pond Park

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Date: 5/18/17 1:01 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thu., May 18, 2017 - 16 Species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC
Thursday, May 18, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, and many others

Highlights: Numbers and diversity were down today but Bob & the group found 16 Species of Wood Warblers.

Canada Goose - pair Turtle Pond
Wood Duck - 2 Reservoir (Mayra Cruz)
Gadwall - male Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - around 20
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Mugger's Woods
Herring Gull - 5 flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 3 Turtle Pond
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - pair over Mugger's Woods
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents
Eastern Wood-Pewee - heard in Ramble
Empidonax Flycatcher - Tanner's Spring
Great Crested Flycatcher - 4
Eastern Kingbird - pair Turtle Pond
Blue-headed Vireo - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock (Bob, early morning)
Warbling Vireo - pairs Warbler Rock, Maintenance Field, etc.
Red-eyed Vireo - 25
Blue Jay - residents
White-breasted Nuthatch - Gill Overlook
Swainson's Thrush - 2 (Tanner's Spring & Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench)
American Robin - abundant residents
Gray Catbird - very common residents
Cedar Waxwing - flocks of 15 & 25 birds heading south past west side of Reservoir, 2 Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench
House Finch - singing Turtle Pond
Ovenbird - Upper Lobe
Northern Waterthrush - 2 (Turtle Pond & Swampy Pin Oak/Summer House Meadow)
Black-and-white Warbler - 6 all females
Common Yellowthroat - 5 (males & females)
American Redstart - 10 (2 males, 3 first-spring males, 5 females)
Northern Parula - 12 (2 males, 10 females)
Magnolia Warbler - 25 (10 males, 15 females)
Bay-breasted Warbler - 5 (2 males, 3 females)
Yellow Warbler - 8 (2 males, 6 females)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 (adult male, female)
Blackpoll Warbler - 8 (3 males, 5 females)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 4 (1 male, 3 females)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Shakespeare Garden
Black-throated Green Warbler - female Mugger's Woods
Canada Warbler - Summit Rock
Wilson's Warbler - 4 (3 males, 1 female)
Scarlet Tanager - male Azalea Pond (Andrea Hessel)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male Locust Grove
Indigo Bunting - female Gill Overlook
Red-winged Blackbird - male Turtle Pond
Common Grackle - residents (nest in Willow Oak at Turtle Pond)
Brown-headed Cowbird - male Ramble
Baltimore Oriole - 5 (1 male, 4 females) incl. female getting nesting material from grackle nest in Willow Oak at Turtle Pond


In the Bronx Monk Parakeets are nesting in lights over the West Farms Bus Depot (DeVoe Ave. & E. 177th Street) near the entrance to the Sheridan Expressway (Bob).

Deb Allen

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Date: 5/18/17 11:05 am
From: John Gluth <jgluth...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, Sunken Meadow SP (Suffolk County)
Singing and calling fairly frequently from mid-canopy of hardwoods in the northeast corner of the picnic area east of parking field 4 (40.907011, -73.250613). Also in the area was a female Bay-breasted.

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Date: 5/18/17 8:59 am
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] funny kingbird sighting out of state for Yankee fans:-)
I know this isn't anywhere near NY, but on the previous two evenings I was watching the Yankee/Royals games on tv which was in Kansas City and the camera focused periodically on a Western Kingbird on a wire near the 1st. base line.  Of course Ken Singleton and David Cone started joking about it and wondering what kind of bird it was.  I wish I could've contacted them to tell them the right id.  The previous night Ken jokingly said it was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.  They agreed it wasn't.  I give David a lot of credit because last night he did figure out it was either an American Goldfinch, Western Kingbird, or Yellow-breasted Chat.  At least he got it right, but just didn't know which was the correct one:-)  It was kind of interesting too that being on the very eastern limit of its range in the area that would be the bird to show up:-)  If you look at a map of the range the eastern border angles right into northeastern Kansas right where they were.
Andrew   Andrew v. F. Block
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Date: 5/17/17 6:54 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Weds., May 17, 2017 - E. Wood-Pewees & 18 Species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC
Wednesday., May 17, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, and many others

Highlights: E. Wood-Pewees, good numbers of Red-eyed Vireos & 18 Species of Wood Warblers including Blue-winged, Bay-breasted, and Blackburnian Warblers. Today's hot spot was the southwest corner of the Reservoir.

Canada Goose - Turtle Pond
Mallard - Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - flyovers especially over Summit Rock of around a dozen birds
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 Turtle Pond
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - pair west side
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents
American Kestrel - flyover Belvedere Castle
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 3
Empidonax Flycatcher - SW Reservoir
Great Crested Flycatcher- Mugger's Woods
Eastern Kingbird - pair Warbler Rock
Yellow-throated Vireo - SW Reservoir (Bob, et al)
Warbling Vireo - pairs at several locations
Red-eyed Vireo - 20 (a big uptick in numbers)
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - Turtle Pond
Black-capped Chickadee - Gill Overlook (Deb - late afternoon)
Tufted Titmouse - Gill Overlook (Deb - late afternoon)
White-breasted Nuthatch - Gill Overlook
Veery - Shakespeare Garden (Bob - early morning)
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 2 (David Barrett) Upper Lobe & Tanner's Spring/Summit Rock
Swainson's Thrush - 2 Azalea Pond area (Deb - late afternoon)
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
Cedar Waxwing - flocks of 10-15 various locations
House Finch - pair Turtle Pond dock
American Goldfinch - pair Turtle Pond Dock
Ovenbird - a few
Northern Waterthrush - 2
Blue-winged Warbler - Swampy Pin Oak/Summer House Meadow (Emilie Storrs)
Black-and-white Warbler - 8 (1 male, 7 females)
Common Yellowthroat - 5+
American Redstart - 6 (2 males, 2 females, 2 first-spring (SY) males)
Northern Parula - 10 (50/50 male/female)
Magnolia Warbler - 14 (10 males, 4 females)
Bay-breasted Warbler - 4 (1 male, 3 females) most at SW Reservoir
Blackburnian Warbler - Turtle Pond Dock (Emilie Storrs)
Yellow Warbler - 6 (50/50 male/female)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - female SW Reservoir
Blackpoll Warbler - 5 (2 males, 3 females)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 5 (2 males, 3 females)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2 Turtle Pond Dock)
Black-throated Green Warbler - 8 (3 males, 5 females)
Canada Warbler - male SW Reservoir
Wilson's Warbler - 4 (3 males, 1 female)
White-throated Sparrow - Ramble
Scarlet Tanager - female Warbler Rock
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - SW Reservoir
Red-winged Blackbird - male Tupelo Field
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1 or 2 heard
Orchard Oriole - first-spring male Turtle Pond Duck
Baltimore Oriole - 10 (all ages & sexes)

In addition, Carl Howard Reported a Black-billed Cuckoo at the Upper Lobe, and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was also reported. Adding to our warbler list, Carine Mitchell told us about a Hooded Warbler at the Weather Station in the afternoon. Sandra Critelli found four Black-crowned Night-Herons around the Pond (south end) at lunch time.

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Date: 5/17/17 5:53 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Wed. 17-May-2017
It's good to be able to bird on the island during the core of the Spring
migration since this is first year the public has had full access to the
island during May. In the past the island was open starting the last
weekend in May.

Highlights: Least Sandpiper (11), Common Tern (58+), Killdeer (2+), Spotted
Sandpiper (2) & Tree Swallow (6+).

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Date: 5/17/17 5:31 pm
From: <leormand...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Eastport meadows
I visited Eastport Meadows around noon today. Despite it being mid-day, there were many vocal and active birds including: prairie warbler, blue-winged warblers, yellow warbler, catbirds and mockingbirds

This is a very large former farm field / red cedar forest on the south side of Sunrise highway, north of montauk highway in Eastport. There's a large parking lot at the Town ball fields for access. This property has many informal trails from off road vehicles - also has plenty of ticks.

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Date: 5/17/17 12:26 pm
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park
I have a very reliable report of a common nighthawk as of 2:30 p.m. perched in a willow on way up to nature center at Croton Point

L. Trachtenberg
Ossining


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An early morning visit to the Model Airplane Field revealed a burst of activity to celebrate the (finally) changing weather. The highlight was 14 species of warbler, led by Chestnut-sided and Wilson's. Others species, mostly in good numbers and voice, included Magnolia, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Black and White, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Parula, Myrtle, Blue-winged, and Blackpoll.

Others species seen included Red-eyed and Warbling Vireo, Least Flycatcher, Orchard and Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a pair of White-breasted Nuthatches tending to young in a nest cavity, and a Great Blue Heron winging overhead to remind us that there was a lot of water nearby.

Our quick excursion was capped by a sighting from Route 9 of an adult Osprey perched on the cell tower at the train station while a pair of Bald Eagles soared nearby.

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Date: 5/17/17 8:39 am
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bicknell's Thrush in Prospect Park
Ed Crowne and I heard a Bicknell's Thrush singing in Prospect Park at
around 9:30. The bird was near the lowest path, relatively close to Center
Drive and East Drive. There was also a Gray-cheeked Thrush singing in the
area and there have been multiples seen around the park today, so be
cautious. A couple of dogs tore through the area and the bird stopped
singing, but we later refound a bird we thought was a good candidate based
on visual characteristics in the same area, so I think it is probably still
there. We also spotted a Gray-cheeked in the same area, again based on
visual characteristics this time. I will post a brief audio recording later
that contains both birds singing.

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Date: 5/17/17 7:22 am
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cliff Swallow Gardiner's Park Suffolk County
1 bird flying west over beach marsh, also a Bank Swallow

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Date: 5/16/17 9:49 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] "The wrong one"
Birding was secondary to me today, but by 1530 I was on Sound Ave heading
toward the Paul Stoutenburgh Preserve in Southold, where John Sep had found
both male & female Summer Tanager, in the last couple of days. My spirit
was encouraged by encountering a total of 5 Turkey Vultures while on that
tripled-named (aka North Rd. and/or Route 48) east/west thoroughfare - 2 in
Aquebogue, 1 in Laurel, and 2 in Mattituck.

This was my first visit to the P.S.P, and while I missed the Summer
Tanagers, I did get my first of the season White-eyed Vireo. What makes
this such a joy for me is the memory it evokes. Namely, I think of Dennis
Puleston and his description of the bird's song..."sweet manure pit" ! As
I was leaving, I ran into John Sep, who was just getting started, so "I
took another walk around the block" with him. We did get a Tanager, but the
wrong one - which raises the question of how can you describe the the
gorgeous Scarlet as "the wrong one"

Cheers,
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Date: 5/16/17 9:02 pm
From: Joseph Wallace <joew701...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park
An early morning visit to the Model Airplane Field revealed a burst of
activity to celebrate the (finally) changing weather. The highlight was 14
species of warbler, led by Chestnut-sided and Wilson's. Others species,
mostly in good numbers and voice, included Magnolia, Black-throated Blue,
Black-throated Green, Black and White, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat,
American Redstart, Parula, Myrtle, Blue-winged, and Blackpoll.

Others species seen included Red-eyed and Warbling Vireo, Least Flycatcher,
Orchard and Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a pair of
White-breasted Nuthatches tending to young in a nest cavity, and a Great
Blue Heron winging overhead to remind us that there was a lot of water
nearby.

Our quick excursion was capped by a sighting from Route 9 of an adult
Osprey perched on the cell tower at the train station while a pair of Bald
Eagles soared nearby.

--Joe Wallace and Sharon AvRutick, Pleasantville

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Date: 5/16/17 7:57 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Tues. May 16, 2017 - 22+ species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC
Tues. May 16, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, & many other observers

Highlights: This morning we tallied 22 species of Wood Warblers with 2 additional species after lunch (24). Doug Kurz reported a Palm Warbler (25), and others reported Kentucky Warbler at 2 locations (26). The best spots today were Summit Rock and the adjacent Tanner's Spring, the area of Warbler Rock/Summer House, and the south side of Turtle Pond. There were numerous termite hatches today, which made some of the warblers much easier to observe.

Canada Goose
Mallard
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Empidonax Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird - including display flight
Yellow-throated Vireo - early morning (Bob)
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler (afternoon)
Louisiana Waterthrush (afternoon)
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay Breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole

An adult White-crowned Sparrow at Tanner's Spring on Monday should have been included in yesterday's list.

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Date: 5/16/17 6:49 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: RE:[nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager Forest Park
The female Summer Tanager continued today with a couple of visits to the
Forest Park water hole. Are you getting tired of hearing about it? I'm not
tired of seeing, especially that it seems to be getting more confiding each
time. Funny watching her try to land in a slightly deep spot in the water
hole, that was just fine before Saturday's rain. The Rusty Blackbird is
still there. Is it going to leave? Are there any region 10 summer records?
Will there be? And yea, lots of warblers and other stuff.



Anyway, all that's an excuse for a more interesting report. Just watching
the Yankees game. They're in Kansas City. The camera zoomed in on a Western
Kingbird inside the stadium. It's not like the famous Sora in Chicago, but
cool nonetheless.



Steve Walter

Bayside, NY






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Date: 5/16/17 6:03 pm
From: Hannah Shibasaki <birdgirl322...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilt in Napeague
Hi all,

Two days ago, on May 14, I found a Black-necked Stilt in Napeague. It was
feeding near several dowitcher sp. about 50 feet away from where we were
observing it. It was located south of the unpaved private road off of
Napeague Harbor Road. Pictures attached.

Good Birding!
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Date: 5/16/17 5:35 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Tue. 16-May-2017
Highlights: Glossy Ibis (flyovers: 15), Least Sandpiper (8), Common Tern
(36+), Killdeer (+6 incl. one fledgling), Savannah Sparrow (1), Spotted
Sandpiper (1) & Scarlet Tanager (pair at N end of Nolan Park).

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Date: 5/16/17 10:06 am
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Mourning Warbler, Prospect Park BK
I just had a lovely male Mourning Warbler among dense brush & fallen logs on slope below Breeze Hill (to south towards Lakeside) in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. He sang briefly even. This was the rarest of 18 species of warblers I've had in the past hour birding in the park!

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Date: 5/16/17 9:26 am
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake state park Nassau county Cape May, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian warblers
In just over an hour at Hempstead Lake State park, by the northern end north of the picnic area, there was a nice variety of warblers, including Cape May, Bay-breasted (2 found by Pat Palladino), Blackburnian, Nashville(2), BT Green, Blackpoll, Black&White & Parula. Seen by others in the park were Canada Warbler and Red-headed Woodpecker.

At Jones beach west end the mosquitoes got progessively worse as it warmed up this morning, but there was also a nice variety of birds - Baltimore Oriole, RB Grosbeak, Scarlet Tanager, Pewee(heard only), Wood Thrush, Canada, Wilson's, Magnolia, Parula, Ovenbird, N Waterthrush, Black & White and surpisingly a Green Heron that was flushed by crows in the scrub north of the CG station parking lot

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Date: 5/16/17 9:05 am
From: Jim Hayes <gargle57...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sterling Forest this morning.
Greetings! I checked out the power line cut at the end of Ironwood Drive this morning. I heard and saw Cerulean and Golden-winged Warblers, heard a Black-billed and saw a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Later, I saw a Canada Warbler at Ringwood Manor State Park.
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Date: 5/16/17 8:13 am
From: Tait Johansson <taitjohansson...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Katonah (Westchester Co.)- 21 warbler sp. this morning
A 3 hour bird walk led for the Bedford Audubon Society this morning along only a 1/3 mile stretch of Maple Ave. in Katonah (heading SE from the dam at Cross River Res.) yielded a surprising 21 warbler species, including a Tennessee, a Nashville, a Cape May, a Blackburnian, at least 3 Canadas, and a Wilsons. Also a single Savannah Sparrow by the dam.


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Date: 5/16/17 5:38 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pruyn Sanctuary (Westchester) slight uptick in migrants/arrivals
Bit of an overnight uptick in migrants/arrivals for interior northern
Westchester County (at last!)

Highlights of brief morning birding at Pruyn Audubon Sanctuary
* Hooded Warbler & Canada Warbler, among other warblers
​* noticeable increase in Least Flycatcher numbers

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Date: 5/15/17 7:48 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. May 15, 2017 - 19 Species of Wood Warbler including Kentucky Warbler
Central Park NYC
Monday May 15, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, and many others

Highlights: 19 Species of Wood Warbler including Kentucky Warble, male & female Orchard Orioles.

Canada Goose - nesting on island near Bow Bridge
Mallard - residents Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - 8 overhead
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 (s. side Turtle Pond, Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench)
Double-crested Cormorant - flyovers
Great Egret - flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Lake
Red-tailed Hawk - pair over Tupelo Field
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents
Empidonax Flycatcher - at least 2 (Upper Lobe & Strawberry Fields)
Great Crested Flycatcher - steps from Ramble to Castle
Eastern Kingbird - 4 (Tupelo Field, pair + lone bird at Ladies Pavilion)
Blue-headed Vireo - uphill from Boathouse (Jeff Ward)
Warbling Vireo - 4
Red-eyed Vireo - Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - flyovers
Black-capped Chickadee - heard Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench
Tufted Titmouse - heard Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench
Swainson's Thrush - Tupelo Field (Jeff Ward)
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
Cedar Waxwing - flock of 8 in Tuliptree east of Captain's Bench
House Finch - 10
American Goldfinch - 2 Tupelo Field (Nancy Shamban)
Ovenbird - 4
Worm-eating Warbler - Humming Tombstone
Northern Waterthrush - 3
Black-and-white Warbler - 6 (2 males, 4 females)
Nashville Warbler - south side Turtle Pond
Kentucky Warbler - heard & seen from path west of Iphigene's Walk (found early a.m. by Roger Pasquier)
Common Yellowthroat - 10
American Redstart - 7 to 10 (males, females, and first-spring males)
Cape May Warbler - Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench
Northern Parula - 8 (males & females)
Magnolia Warbler - several males
Bay-breasted Warbler - adult male south side Turtle Pond
Yellow Warbler - 6 (males & females)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - adult male Humming Tombstone
Blackpoll Warbler - male north of Azalea Pond (Haskel Eisenstein)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 4 ( 3 males, one female)
Black-throated Green Warbler - 3 (2 males, one female)
Canada Warbler - north side Azalea Pond
Wilson's Warbler - 5 males
Song Sparrow - heard
White-throated Sparrow
Summer Tanager - female Azalea Pond
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 males Strawberry Fields
Indigo Bunting - female uphill from Boathouse
Red-winged Blackbird - Tupelo Field (Tom Ahlf)
Brown-headed Cowbird - male Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench
Orchard Oriole - 2 (adult male and adult female uphill from Boathouse)
Baltimore Oriole - 12 to 14 (males & females)

Later in the afternoon I stopped at the Gill Overlook to add two more species, Yellow-rumped Warbler (total warblers 20) and Scarlet Tanager, to our list.

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Date: 5/15/17 2:25 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA

*  New York*  Syracuse
- May 15 2017
*  NYSY  05.15.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):May 08, 2017 - May 15, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: May 08  AT 3 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of May 08, 2017.
Highlights--------------LEAST BITTERNCATTLE EGRETbrantNORTHERN GOSHAWKSANDHILL CRANEWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERUPLAND SANDPIPERWILSON’S PHALAROPEWHIP-POOR-WILLRED-HEADED WOODPECKERPROTHONOTARY WARBLERPRAIRIE WARBLERCLAY-COLORED SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLEPINE SISKIN


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------      5/10: PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS have returned to the forested area on Armitage Road west of the Seneca River. One and two have been reported through 5/14. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was found along the Wildlife Drive.     5/12: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen near the potato building in the mucklands along Rt. 31. A SANDHILL CRANE was seen at Marten’s Tract.     5/13: A LEAST BITTERN and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were seen along the Wildlife Drive.

Cayuga County------------
     5/13: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and 17 species of Warbler were found at Fair Haven state Park.     5/15: A breeding plumaged female WILSON’S PHALAROPE was found in a wet area on Dalton Road in the Town of Ira north of Rt. 370.

Derby Hill Bird Observatory-----------------------------------
     Derby continues to wind down this week. Only 2464 raptors were counted this week. Of interest were 4 PINE SISKINS seen on 5/12.

Oswego County------------
     5/11: 380 BRANT were seen from Three Mile Bay on the north shore of Oneida Lake.     5/13: An UPLAND SANDPIPER continues at the Oswego County Airfield on Howard Road in Fulton.     5/14: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Scriba Corners north of Rt. 104. A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard of Rt, 17 near the traditional spot of Roosevelt Road north of Oneida Lake.

Onondaga county------------
     5/8: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the Woodchuck Hill Preserve in Manlius.      5/12: 3 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were dound along the Creek walk just south of Hiawatha Boulevard near Destiny Mall in Syracuse. They were reported thru 5/14. A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard near River Road in Baldwinsville.     5/13: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was found at Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville.     5/14: A CATTLE EGRET was seen on Ball Street near Bridgeport. A GREAT EGRET was seen on Laird Road in Elbridge. An ORCHARD ORIOLE and a PRAIRIE WARBLER were found at Green Lakes State Park.

Madison County------------
      5/10: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at the Cornell Biological Field Station on Shackelton Road north of Bridgeport.     5/13: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.     5/14: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Ditchbank Road.

Oneida County------------
     5/10: 2 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS have returned to the Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.

Migrants reported this week-------------------------------------
PROTHONATORY WARBLERHOODED WARBLERCAPE MAY WARBLERCERULEAN WARBLERBLACKPOLLCANADA WARBLERWILSON’S WARBLEREASTERN WOOD PEEWEECLAY-COLORED SPARROW  

-end report 
    
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Date: 5/15/17 12:00 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Queens County Bird Club - Wed. May 17 - Kathleen Lynch will present "...Avian Brood Parasites"
>
> The Queens County Bird Club will be meeting at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd Douglaston, NY 11362 >Map of location< <http://goo.gl/8cnmjT>
> at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Free admission. Refreshments served.
> Public transit users: Meeting location is one mile from Bayside LIRR station; you may either walk, take the Q12 bus, or use car service located at the station.
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> Kathleen Lynch, PhD, will present “Becoming a Neglectful Mother: Looking inside the Brain of Avian Brood Parasites”.

Approximately 1% of avian species are obligate brood parasites. Avian obligate brood parasites do not build a nest, incubate eggs or provision the newly hatched nestlings or fledglings.
Instead, obligate brood parasites always leave their eggs in the nest of a host species, a peculiar strategy that places their chances of reproductive success in the nest of another female. Brood parasites evade the costs of raising their own offspring and the expense is paid by the host that almost always endures substantial losses in the survival of their own offspring. Dr. Lynch will discuss the independent evolutionary events resulting in seven lineages of brood parasites across the world and how the brain of brood parasites may have evolved to produce neglectful mothers that have lost the maternal ability.
Dr. Kathleen Lynch attended the University of Montana for her bachelor’s degree, which is where she first became interested in bird research. She then earned a Master’s degree at Idaho State University on studies with Worm-eating Warblers and conducted a PhD at the University of Texas at Austin working with Tungara frogs at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. She began working with birds again at Johns Hopkins University where she studied the neural mechanisms of mate choice.
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> Nancy Tognan
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> Vice President, Queens County Bird Club
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> See http://www.qcbirdclub.org/ <http://www.qcbirdclub.org/> for more information on trips, speakers, and other events.
> See our 'Birding Maps & Locations' page for directions to and info about many local birding hotspots
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Date: 5/15/17 11:28 am
From: Jared Cole <jaredadamcole...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated warbler at Bronx Zoo
Yellow-throated Warbler at Bronx Zoo, Bronx County, NY, at intersection of
world of birds exhibit, bison and deer. Singing too. ebird report and
pictures to follow. Observed from about 2:10-2:20pm, May 15, 2017.

Blackburnian, Tennessee, Magnolia, Yellow Warblers too!

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Date: 5/15/17 10:13 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler - Forest Park, Queens

At 12:45 PM, I had a good look at a Kentucky Warbler on the feeder side of the water hole. I thought I had heard one this morning, about a hundred yards south of the water hole. Activity was pretty good this morning, with multiple Nashville and Magnolia Warblers, plus reports of Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Wilson's, etc.

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Date: 5/15/17 9:55 am
From: Eileen Schwinn <beachmed...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hunters Garden- Cape May Warbler
Hunters Garden, Eastport, Suffolk County - we are currently viewing a male Cape May Warbler, treetop, 200 ft before the clearing at the end of the road in. The bird is in the company of Blackpoll, Yellow-rumps, and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo also in the general area, as well as Veery, Hermit Thrush, and Scarlet Tanager.
The entrance is locked, however the walk in is only 1/2 mile long.
Eric Salzman
Eileen Schwinn
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Date: 5/15/17 6:04 am
From: Jeffrey Ritter <jritt...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park Kentucky Warbler
Singing male seen from Iphigene's Walk behind Maintenance Meadow.

Jeff Ritter

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Date: 5/14/17 2:43 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., May 14, 2017 - Female Summer Tanager & 15 Species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC
Sunday, May 14, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, and many others

Highlights: Fewer birds than earlier in the week but a female Summer Tanager & 15 Species of Wood Warblers including Cape May Warbler.

Mallard - Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - small flock overhead
Herring Gull - flyover
Great Black-backed Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - Turtle Pond & flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - mouth of the Gill (Jeff Ward)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents including 2 males displaying at Evodia Field with a female nearby
Northern Flicker - residents - including excavation of 2 possible nest sites (Andrea Hessel)
Great Crested Flycatcher - Swampy Pin Oak/Summer House Meadow
Eastern Kingbird - Turtle Pond (Victor Lloyd & Mark Siegeltuch)
Warbling Vireo - west of Iphigene's Walk
Blue Jay - residents including pair at nest near Turtle Pond
Tree Swallow - flyovers Upper Lobe
Barn Swallow - flyovers Turtle Pond & Belvedere Castle
Black-capped Chickadee - heard Belvedere Castle
Tufted Titmouse - heard west of Evodia Field
White-breasted Nuthatch - Gill Overlook
Veery - Ramble
Wood Thrush - heard east of Summer House
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
Cedar Waxwing - flock of around 8 in Tuliptree seen from Warbler Rock
House Finch - 2 or 3 Turtle Pond Dock
American Goldfinch - south of Azalea Pond (Jeff Ward)
Ovenbird - Belvedere Castle & heard elsewhere
Worm-eating Warbler - (Jeff Ward & Bob)
Northern Waterthrush - Upper Lobe and heard at Azalea Pond
Black-and-white Warbler - 7
Common Yellowthroat - 5 to 7
American Redstart - 5 to 7
Cape May Warbler - male south side Turtle Pond (Stefan Passlick)
Northern Parula - 5
Magnolia Warbler - 2 (south side Turtle Pond & Summer House (Stefan Passlick))
Yellow Warbler - 3 - 2 females & 1 male - south side Turtle Pond
Chestnut-sided Warbler - singing male NE of Summer House
Blackpoll Warbler - 3 males
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 2 males (Summer House & south side Turtle Pond)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2 (female south of Azalea Pond, male south side Turtle Pond)
Wilson's Warbler - 2 (female at Oven (Meredith Barges), male on the Point (Kathleen Massey))
White-throated Sparrow
Summer Tanager - female in hawthorn w of Maint. Fld bathrooms moved to field east of Maint. Field (Deb)
Scarlet Tanager - female Warbler Rock (Jeff Ward)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - male & female Turtle Pond
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - male Summer House
Baltimore Oriole - 10 (fewer than in previous days)

Tweet of the day from Adrian Burke: a Bank Swallow at the north end of the Reservoir at 11:43AM. See @BirdCentralPark.

Deb Allen

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Date: 5/14/17 12:25 pm
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red-bellied Woodpecker Saga
In mid-April, we found a Red-headed Woodpecker on Hunter Island in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. We watched as the bird constantly hammered away, inches from a Red-bellied Woodpecker cavity. The Red-bellied female would poke her head out of the cavity and use her bill to sometimes chase the Red-headed. Eventually the male Red-bellied would return and attack the Red-headed. who would immediately fly away. Minutes later the Red-headed would return and the whole cycle would begin again. We watched this on many occasions. Nearby were other Red-bellied nests in tree cavities and Flickers nesting as well. For whatever reason, the Red-headed was relentless and continued to hammer away inches away from the one desired cavity.

A local photographer, Bruno Attisani, observed and photographed the Red-headed finally getting into the cavity and removing three eggs. (photo link below) Bruno reports that the Red- headed seemed to be eating the eggs. Four local observers told me they saw a second Red-headed, but I have yet to see it and there are no photos of two of them. It would be great if they nested here.

Today I observed the absence of the Red-bellied in the desired cavity and Bruno told me he saw the Red-headed inside excavating it. I stayed a while this morning and noticed the absence of the Flickers and other Red-bellied woodpeckers that occupied/nested in other tree cavities nearby. I also observed the Red-headed going from one tree cavity to another and looking inside. I believe he has driven out all the other nesting woodpeckers from the area and now has the exact tree cavity he wants.

It seems that after a month of harassment, his persistence has paid off. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next few weeks and if there is indeed a female nearby.

He also frequents an area further back in the woods and I wonder if there is already a nest and if he just doesn’t want any competition nearby.

Photos: http://www.cityislandbirds.com/Red-headed_Woodpecker.html

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Date: 5/14/17 11:35 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Tricolored heron Lido prsv. Nassau co

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viewed from this location at 2.32pm on 05-14-2017
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Date: 5/14/17 10:53 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Additional Counties - 2 (NYS eBird Hotspots)
Location pages have been created for the current top 10 sites for both
Delaware and Oneida Counties based on total species seen. Numbers in
parentheses represents the # of sub-locations for these sites.

If you spot any issues with the pages please let me know[ off list]. Also,
could you help verify that the 'Directions' link on the location pages
points to a public parking spot or to an entrance to the site? Thanks!

Total # of shared locations (hotspots) added to 22 new pages is 28 bringing
the total coverage to 1,490 hotspots or 26.4% of 5,654 for New York State.

*DELAWARE COUNTY <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Delaware>*
Andrew Gray Rd.
Bear Spring Mtn--Launt Pond & Campground
Bridge St., Downsville
Cannonsville Reservoir, below dam
Emmons Pond Bog Preserve
Franklin Mountain, DOAS Sanctuary
Pepacton Reservoir (3)
Unadilla Boat Launch
Unadilla Rest Area, I-88 (eastbound)
West Branch Nature Preserve

*ONEIDA COUNTY* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Oneida>
Albert J. Woodford Memorial State Forest (2)
Delta Lake State Park & Dam (3)
Erie Canal SP--Lock 21
Forest Park, Camden
Godfrey Point DEC Boat Launch
Hamilton College--Kirkland Woods
Jug Point Rd., swamp, Durhamville
Oneida Creek Fishing Access, Sterling Rd.
Rome Sand Plains Preserve
Sylvan Beach
Utica Marsh
Verona Beach State Park (2)

Oneida County has Top 10+2 locations since the # of spp. is so close for
the bottom 3: Jug Point Rd., swamp, Durhamville (66 spp.), Erie Canal
SP--Lock 21 (65 spp.) & Oneida Creek Fishing Access, Sterling Rd. (63 spp.).

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Date: 5/14/17 9:09 am
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: RE:[nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager Forest Park


Female (new one? same one?) continuing with intermittent visits to the water hole. Rusty Blackbird still here, if you're big daying. Hopefully you're not, since there isn't much otherwise.
Steve Walter


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Subject: Summer Tanager Forest Park




High up around waterhole. Orange colored bird, so different than previous one.
Steve Walter

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Date: 5/13/17 4:35 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Locations (11-May-'17)
Thanks to @Team_eBird for their dedication keeping eBird.org running
smoothly and for the group of New York State hotspot moderators for working
on shared location suggestions.

New and renamed shared locations (hotspots) have been updated for the 62
county wiki pages. You can find a summary of the changes below with
clickable links where pages exist for a dedicated hotspot.

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Date: 5/13/17 11:59 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., May 13, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC
Sat., May 13, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, et al

Highlights: In today's steady rain birds were sparse with the best spots being the south side of Turtle Pond and the Upper Lobe. Fifteen species of Wood Warblers included Nashville, Black-throated Green, Blackpoll, and Wilson's Warblers.

Canada Goose - nesting Lake
Mallard - Lake & Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - residents
Herring Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - Upper Lobe, Lake, & Turtle Pond
Great Egret - 2 Turtle Pond & Lake
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 3 Lake
Red-tailed Hawk - Castle
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - male at feeders
Northern Flicker - pair Warbler Walk (shore of Lake between Bow Bridge & the mouth of the Gill)
Warbling Vireo - 2 singing (Bow Bridge & Boathouse)
Red-eyed Vireo - Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench
Blue Jays - residents - very active today
Veery - Ramble
Swainson's Thrush - Weather Station
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
House Finch - 10
Ovenbird - Ramble
Worm-eating Warbler - 2 (Upper Lobe & South side Turtle Pond)
Northern Waterthrush - Upper Lobe
Black-and-white Warbler - 4 (2 males, 2 females)
Nashville Warbler - south side of Turtle Pond
Common Yellowthroat - 2 (male & female south side of Turtle Pond)
American Redstart - 4 (2 males, 2 females)
Northern Parula - 4 (Upper Lobe & Turtle Pond)
Magnolia Warbler - male south side of Turtle Pond
Yellow Warbler - 3 (male & female on the Point, male south side of Turtle Pond)
Blackpoll Warbler - 2 males south side of Turtle Pond
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 3 (Bow Bridge, Mugger's Woods, s. side Turtle Pond)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - female south side of Turtle Pond
Black-throated Green Warbler - male Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench
Wilson's Warbler - 3 (male on the Point, male & female s. side Turtle Pond)
Eastern Towhee - male Ramble
White-throated Sparrow - singing
Northern Cardinal - residents
Common Grackle - residents
Baltimore Oriole - 5 (3 males & 2 females)

Yesterday (5/12) a flock of 8 Cedar Waxwings flew over the north end of the park (sorry for the omission).

The tweet of the day came from Steve Chang who reported a Mourning Warbler at the east end of the Loch this morning. You can search @BirdCentralPark or #birdcp on twitter to see tweets about Central Park and Manhattan birds.

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Date: 5/13/17 11:31 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Migration floodgates to open Tuesday Night-Wednesday night???
All,

We have endured a prolonged cool spell with plenty of rain
and many of our neotropical migrants are late or their
main "surge" of numbers has been delayed, at least here
in the southern tier. Looking at the weather models, from
Tuesday night through Wednesday night a strong surge
of warm southerly winds are expected from the Gulf of
Mexico all the way through the Ohio Valley to the northeast
U.S. I would expect a lot of our neotropical migrants to surge
in and even the later ones too, like tennessee, cape may,
bay-breast, wilsons, canada warblers and even blackpoll.
I know I left many off...

For additional more in-depth specie forecasts see
ebird's "birdcast".

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Date: 5/12/17 8:02 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] " Return of the TEV - i "
At 1700 hours, while motoring up from downtown Riverhead, I observed two
sets of two Turkey Vultures roosting on two chimneys, located on two
separate buildings ! The Roanoke Ave Elementary School chimney has been a
favorite of up to 8-9 T.V's. at the same time throughout this past fall and
winter...especially when the school's boilers were spewing warm flue
products. The 2nd set of birds were roosting on the close-by Court House
chimney - the first time I have seen this species on any part of that
building. Could today's sightings* have anything to do with the cooler
weather we have experienced lately ?

Cheers,
Bob

*Prior to today, it has been weeks since the last vulture was seen in this
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Date: 5/12/17 6:50 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 12 May 2017
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* May 12, 2017
* NYNY1705.12

- Birds Mentioned

PACIFIC LOON+
YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS+
RUFF+
ARCTIC TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Cory’s Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
Northern Gannet
Cattle Egret
Whimbrel
White-rumped Sandpiper
Parasitic Jaeger
Razorbill
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Red-headed Woodpecker
Willow Flycatcher
Worm-eating Warbler
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Tennessee Warbler
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Hooded Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK

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, May 12, 2017 at
8:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS, PACIFIC LOON,
RUFF, ARCTIC TERN, MANX SHEARWATER, PROTHONOTARY and KENTUCKY WARBLERS,
SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK and much more.

Given the generally unfavorable conditions this past week for decent
migration in our area, the best choice would have been to place yourself at
Robert Moses State Park last Saturday morning in time to watch the
ALBATROSS fly by heading east. The descriptions of the bird, seen nicely
under the given conditions and supplemented by a few stills and a video
clip as it cruised by not too far offshore with an accompanying NORTHERN
GANNET, seem sufficient to determine it was a YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS,
rather than the quite similar Black-browed. The ALBATROSS angled out to
sea and was not therefore spotted by other birders stationing themselves
further east along the coast.

Additional rewards for vigilant sea watching Saturday included a
substantial movement of COMMON and RED-THROATED LOONS, the few hundred of
each joined by a breeding-plumaged PACIFIC LOON also heading east and seen
from two different locations within Moses Park. Other pelagic highlights
included a MANX SHEARWATER and two PARASITIC JAEGERS off Moses, the JAEGERS
likely the two spotted later off Smith Point County Park. Single CORY’S
and SOOTY SHEARWATERS were seen off Dune Road in Westhampton Dunes, and an
adult ARCTIC TERN was found on the Cupsogue County Park sand flats Saturday
afternoon. Four BLACK TERNS appeared off Smith Point County Park Saturday,
and a late RAZORBILL was also off Dune Road, with ROSEATE TERN and
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER among the many other birds along the shore that day.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, now staging mostly along the south shore of Long
Island, included a peak of 12 at Robert Moses State Park Sunday, while
Saturday provided single ICELAND GULLS at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn
and out near Mecox.

Two WHIMBRELS were reported from Jones Beach West End Sunday, and more
intriguing was an apparent female RUFF, or REEVE, spotted Wednesday at the
Cedar Beach in Southold on the North Fork, appropriate field marks noted
before the bird suddenly got up and flew out of sight.

An EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL was in Central Park last Sunday, and birds are on
territory north of us. The Manhattan CATTLE EGRET was last reported
Tuesday, and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was at Hempstead Lake State Park
Thursday.

SUMMER TANAGERS had a great week locally, with close to a dozen reports. A
male in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn all week was joined by a female late
in the week, perhaps three different birds were in the vicinity of the
waterhole in Forest Park this week, females were noted in Central Park on
Wednesday and at the north end Friday, and on Wednesday two were at Jones
Beach West End, one at Cunningham Park, and one at Battery Park in
Manhattan. The latter TANAGER joined a BLUE GROSBEAK present in Battery
Park from Monday on, and another BLUE GROSBEAK was spotted at Jones Beach
West End Thursday.

Four PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS featured one at Strack Pond at the west end of
Forest Park last weekend, one at the New York Botanical Garden Saturday,
another at
A KENTUCKY WARBLER in Prospect Park last Sunday was followed by one in
Washington Square Park in lower Manhattan Thursday and today.

A decent variety of Warblers this week has also featured WORM-EATING,
TENNESSEE, CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED, HOODED and WILSON’S, and WILLOW
FLYCATCHER was noted as of Tuesday.

Please note this new number for phoning in reports. Call Tom Burke at (914)
967-4922 and leave a message.

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

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Date: 5/12/17 1:08 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., May 12, 2017 - North End Summer Tanager(s) & Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday, May 12, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD & many other observers

Highlights: Although the birding was slower again today with very few new arrivals, a female Summer Tanager appeared at the east side of the Loch then flew toward the Wildflower Meadow (south). This was followed 30 minutes later by a female Summer Tanager at the East Blowdown Meadow. A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird appeared north of the east side of the Pool.

Canada Goose - residents Meer
Gadwall - male Meer
Mallard - residents Meer
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - coming down to drink at the Meer
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - male north of the east side of the Pool
Ring-billed Gull - an immature bird landed at the Meer
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - Meer & flyovers
Great Egret - Meer & flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Meer Island
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover Meer
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents
Blue-heaed Vireo - pair NE Great Hill
Warbling Vireo - 4
Red-eyed Vireo - 3
Blue Jay - residents
House Wren - Green Bench
Swainson's Thrush - east side of the Loch
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
House Finch - a few (Green Bench & flyovers)
American Goldfinch - pair Wildflower Meadow
Ovenbird - SW corner of the Loch
Northern Waterthrush - 2 (Loch & Meer Island)
Black-and-white warbler - 2 males & 1 female
Common Yellowthroat - 3 males & 1 female
American Redstart - 7 (3 males, 2 females, 2 first-spring males)
Northern Parula - 12 (6 males, 6 females)
Magnolia Warbler - 3 males (incl. one first-spring)
Yellow Warbler - 3 (male & female Conservatory Garden, male Great Hill)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 2 males & 1 female (North Woods & Loch)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Green Bench
Prairie Warbler - 2 (male SE corner Great Hill, female Fort Fish)
Wilson's Warbler - 2 males (Green Bench & foot of Fort Clinton)
Song Sparrow - Conservatory Garden
White-throated Sparrow
Summer Tanager - one of two females (see note above)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male NE side of Great Hill
Red-winged Blackbird - 3 males Fort Fish
Common Grackle - residents
Baltimore Oriole - 4 males & 2 females (Green Bench & Great Hill)

Allen & DeCandido

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Date: 5/12/17 12:36 pm
From: Dale Dancis <ddancis...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky warbler- Wash Sq Park NYNY
Lovely male singing Kentucky warbler hopping through hastia plantings west side of Washington Square arch.
Dale Dancis

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 5/12/17 11:21 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

It isn't possible to spot these additions from old checklists. On the
'Overview' page you can sort on 'First Seen' but if the species wasn't
added recently it won't appear at the top of the list.

For each county on the wiki click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a
Location' line:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Green represents a New York State first and yellow highlights a species
added for the first time over the past few months.

*Broome County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Broome>
Franklin's Gull (6-May-2017)

*Delaware County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Delaware>
Marsh Wren (9-May-2017)

*Erie County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Erie>
Long-billed Dowitcher (5-May-2017)

*Genesee County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Genesee>
Black-necked Stilt (8-May-2017)

*Jefferson County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Jefferson>
Summer Tanager (2-May-2017)

*Madison County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Madison>
Graylag Goose (should be reclassified as 'domestic' bringing the total # to
479 for NYS)

*Nassau County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Nassau>
Mandarin Duck (should be reclassified as 'exotic' bringing the total # to
478 for NYS)

*Rensselaer County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Rensselaer>
Eastern Whip-poor-will (1-May-1999)

*Suffolk County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Suffolk>
Yellow-nosed Albatross (6-May-2017)

*Warren County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Warren>
Kentucky Warbler (7-May-2017)

*New York County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/New%20York>
Stilt Sandpiper (removed)

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Date: 5/12/17 10:38 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Roosevelt Island - Thursday May 11, 2017 - Purple Sandpipers & Spotted Sandpiper
Roosevelt Island - Four Freedoms Park
Thursday May 11, 2017
OBS: Deborah Allen

Brant - flock of 22
Canada Goose - at least 2 batches of goslings
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Purple Sandpiper - 2
Spotted Sandpiper - female

Four Freedoms Park is at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island and is open daily except Tuesday. The Spotted Sandpiper, Purple Sandpipers and Brant were on the east (Queens) side of the FDR memorial. It appears the best time for viewing the Purple Sandpipers is at high tide and for a couple of hours after. Once the tide receded a bit and exposed rocks offshore, the Purple Sandpipers relocated there.

A big thank you to the many people who have tweeted about these birds (#birdcp @BirdCentralPark) for the past month.

Just me,

Deborah Allen

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Date: 5/11/17 7:23 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thu., May 11, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers
Central Park, NYC
Thursday, May 11, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob., on bird walks starting at the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am & 6pm.

Highlights: A slow day, but the group managed to find 15 species of Wood Warblers incl. Tennessee, Hooded, Worm-eating, and Wilson's Warblers.


Mallard - residents
Mourning Dove - residents
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Summer House
Chimney Swift - 8
Double-crested Cormorant - 4 turtle Pond & flyovers
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents
Blue-headed Vireo - 3 (the Point, s. side Turtle Pond, Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock)
Warbling Vireo - 4 (pair Maintenance Field, singles Warbler Rock & Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock)
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 (Warbler Rock & Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock)
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - flyovers
Black-capped Chickadee - Gill Overlook
Tufted Titmouse - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
White-breasted Nuthatch - Gill Overlook
House Wren - Warbler Rock
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 (Warbler Rock & south side Turtle Pond)
Hermit Thrush - Summer House
Wood Thrush - Ramble
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
House Finch - 3 in cypress at Turtle Pond duck
American Goldfinch - 2 (female south side Turtle Pond, male Swampy Pin Oak/Summer House Meadow)
Ovenbird - 5
Worm-eating Warbler - south side Turtle Pond (Melissa & Michael)
Northern Waterthrush - 3
Black-and-white Warbler - 8 (4 males, 4 females)
Tennessee Warbler - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Common Yellowthroat - 6 (4 males, 2 females)
Hooded Warbler - female Warbler rock (before 9am walk)
American Redstart - 12 (4 males, 5 females, 3 first-spring males)
Northern Parula - 12
Yellow Warbler - 6 (4 males, 2 females)
Blackpoll Warbler - male Delacorte Theater
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 6 (3 males, 3 females)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2
Prairie Warbler - 2 males (Upper Lobe, south side Turtle Pond)
Wilson's Warbler - 2 males south side Turtle Pond
Eastern Towhee - male singing persistently south side Turtle Pond
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager - male Warbler Rock
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 (male south side Turtle Pond, female Ramble) [the Turtle Pond male also should have been in yesterday's list]
Brown-headed Cowbird - male Summer House
Orchard Oriole - 2 females Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Baltimore Oriole - 14 50/50 male/female ratio

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Date: 5/11/17 7:07 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 11 May 2017
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* New York
* Buffalo
* 05/11/2017
* NYBU1705.11
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BLACK-NECKED STILT
BRANT
WORM-EATING WARBLER
Green Heron
Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Dunlin
Common Tern
Black Tern
Chimney Swift
Ruby-t. Hummingbird
Least Flycatcher
Gr. Cr. Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Bl.-gr. Gnatcatcher
Veery
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Mourning Warbler
Rose-br. Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Savannah Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-thr. Sparrow
White-cr. Sparrow
Bobolink
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 05/11/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided
by your Buffalo Museum of Science and the
Buffalo Ornithological Society. To contact the
Science Museum, call 896-5200. Press the pound
key to report sightings before the end of this
report.

Highlights of reports received April 27 through
May 11 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

An exceptional rarity in the Iroquois Refuge.
May 8, a BLACK-NECKED STILT at Kumpf Marsh,
at Feeder Road and Route 77. The STILT was
relocated May 11 in the adjacent Tonawanda
Wildlife Management Area, a the South Feeder
Marsh or Ducks Unlimited Marsh. Park at the
east end of Klossen Road, and hike the marsh
dike north, then east to this location.

BRANT are best known as Lake Ontario migrants,
however, May 7, over 200 BRANT on the Buffalo
waterfront, at the sand spit inside Donnelly's
Pier. May 8, on the upper the Niagara River,
numbers of BRANT on the east branch of the
river off Grand Island, and over the north
Grand Island bridge.

Also on the Niagara River at Beaver Island
State Park, 45 BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS, and at the
park marina, 400 COMMON TERNS. Another 20 BL.-
CR. NIGHT-HERONS at Unity Island in Buffalo.

The highlight of warbler migration has been a
WORM-EATING WARBLER, May 1, at Forest Lawn in
Buffalo. Warbler reports have been dampened by
near continuous rain early in the month. In
Chautauqua County, at the Canadaway Creek WMA,
11 warbler species on May 4 inlcuded 2 MOURNING
WARBLERS. All reports combined, only 18 warbler
species reported to date.

Other migrants and arrivals - GREEN HERON,
CHIMNEY SWIFT, RUBY-T. HUMMINGBIRD, LEAST
FLYCATCHER, GR. CR. FLYCATCHER, EASTERN
KINGBIRD, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, WARBLING VIREO,
BANK SWALLOW, CLIFF SWALLOW, HOUSE WREN, MARSH
WREN, BL.-GR. GNATCATCHER, VEERY, HERMIT
THRUSH, WOOD THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD, SAVANNAH
SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, WHITE-THR. SPARROW,
WHITE-CR. SPARROW, INDIGO BUNTING, BOBOLINK,
BALTIMORE ORIOLE, PURPLE FINCH, and, ROSE-BR.
GROSBEAKS have graced feeders in Clarence and
North Boston.

Shorebird migration is ramping up. Abundant
GREATER YELLOWLEGS and LESSER YELLOWLEGS at
Kumpf Marsh, with PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and
DUNLIN. Also BLACK TERNS at Kumpf Marsh and
Cayuga Pool. And, SPOTTED SANDPIPERS and
SOLITARY SANDPIPERS at several locations.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, May 18. Please call in your sightings
by noon Thursday. You may report sightings
after the tone. Thank you for calling and
reporting.

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Date: 5/11/17 4:18 pm
From: <joetf1973...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilt and Warblers at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Buffalo)

The Black-necked stilt was present at 3:45 pm today at South Feeder Marsh in the Tonawanda WMA. The bird was initially found by Celeste Morien at Kumpf Marsh (Iroquois NWR) and was re-found today by Greg Lawrence.

This morning at Forest Lawn there were a few more warblers than I have seen lately - Alec picked out 2 Cape May, in addition there were Black-and-White, Blackburnian, Magnolia, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Blue, American Redstart, Bay-breasted, Black-throated Green, Northern Parula and Palm. Others had Northern Waterthrush - I did not.

Warbler Ridge and Scajacquada Creek near Main St were both birdy areas in the cemetery.

Joe Fell
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Date: 5/11/17 5:55 am
From: d Futuyma <dfutuyma...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak West End (Nassau)
Male on road verge, entrance ramp from Ocean Parkway. Almost no other passage migrants. Abundant salt marsh mosquitoes.
Doug Futuyma

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Date: 5/10/17 9:34 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] ELIAS Bird Walk at the Rocky Point DEC Property, followed by The Calverton Grasslands.
Starting with 8 birders, and ending with 2, we were blessed with a fine day
to walk the woods and fields that make up the above locations. Our total
for the day is at present, a tentative 52, with only 2, of the 4 promised
tallies, received by the author.

We had a somewhat disappointing 10 warbler species, including
Black-throated Green & Chestnut-sided, with Blue-winged being the most
numerous. The fast flying C.Raven under attack from 5 crows was a neat
sighting, but the bird of the day had to be the very low (6') and close
(15') Black-billed Cuckoo, which stayed in the same area for ~ a 15 minute
"photo-shoot", in addition to thrilling us with it's vocalizations ! We did
not see a Yellow-billed, missing the one I had yesterday while scouting the
area. We were surprised by this, given the huge amount of Tent Caterpillar
Nests (many of them open and spewing out their black payloads) at the DEC
site.

The Calverton Grasslands did produce some of its specialties ie, Horned
Larks, E.Blue Bird, and Grasshopper Sparrow, but held back on N.Harrier,
Kestrel and E. Meadowlark,

Afterward, Sue Benson and I met by chance at the Herb Farm, on River Rd.,
Calverton. Sue to buy some flowers, and I to do more birding ! As in passed
Springs, it was quite active, with 5 warbler species seen, including the
Chestnut-sided mentioned above.

Cheers,
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Date: 5/10/17 7:35 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Wed. May 10, 2017 - 18 species of Wood Warblers, Summer Tanager, Orchard Orioles
Central Park NYC
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walks staring at 9am from the dock on Turtle Pond & the Boathouse Cafe, with some additional birds earlier & later in the day.


Highlights: 18 species of Wood Warblers, Summer Tanager, Orchard Orioles

Canada Goose - nesting
Gadwall - pair Reservoir
Mallard - Reservoir, Lake, and Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - at least a dozen
Herring Gull - 8 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - Turtle Pond & flyovers
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Turkey Vulture - flyover Upper Lobe heading south
Red-tailed Hawk - flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents
Great Crested Flycatcher - calling at Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Eastern Kingbird - Turtle Pond
Blue-headed Vireo - 4 (Captain's Bench, Humming Tombstone, The Point, Tupelo Field)
Warbling Vireo - 6
Red-eyed Vireo - 4 (Captain's Bench, the Point, Mugger's Woods, King of Poland)
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - with swifts at Reservoir
Tufted Titmouse - Gill Overlook & heard in Ramble
White-breasted Nuthatch - Ramble
House Wren - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 (south side Turtle Pond, Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock)
Veery - Gill Overlook
Swainson's Thrush - Tupelo Field
Wood Thrush - calling in Ramble, seen east of Upper Lobe
American Robin - abundant residents
Gray Catbird - very common residents
House Finch - 2 males Turtle Pond
Ovenbird - at least 8
Worm-eating Warbler - 2 (Upper Lobe and Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock)
Northern Waterthrush - 3 (Upper Lobe, Oven, and Gill Overlook)
Blue-winged Warbler - 2 (Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock & Tanner's Spring)
Black-and-white Warbler - 15
Tennessee Warbler - 2 (Warbler Rock & Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock)
Common Yellowthroat - 10 (70/30 male/female ratio)
American Redstart - around 15
Cape May Warbler - 2 (Humming Tombstone & Shakespeare Grden)
Northern Parula - 30
Magnolia Warbler - 3 (female & 2 males)
Yellow Warbler - 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler - male Upper Lobe
Blackpoll Warbler Ramble
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 5 (3 males, 2 females)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 3
Prairie Warbler - 2 (Upper Lobe and south side Turtle Pond)
Wilson's Warbler - at least 4 (Azalea Pond, the Gill, the Point, south side Turtle Pond & dock)
Eastern Towhee - female near Boathouse
White-throated Sparrow
Summer Tanager - female Warbler Rock
Scarlet Tanager - 5 (pair Warbler Rock, pair Captain's Bench, male Gill Overlook)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - 2 males Turtle Pond
Common Grackle - residents
Orchard Oriole - 4 (2 first-spring males, 2 females)
Baltimore Oriole - 15

Deb Allen

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Date: 5/10/17 4:05 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager, Cunningham Park
A late day check of a water feature in Cunningham Park, Queens, yielded a
couple of spurts of activity. The main highlight was a red adult male Summer
Tanager.



Steve Walter

Bayside, NY


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Date: 5/10/17 11:20 am
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanagers, Jones Beach West End
immature male and female east of turnaround

Rob in Massapequa

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Date: 5/10/17 10:09 am
From: <brian.whipple...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak YES (New York County)
The Blue Grosbeak was foraging around the apiary in the Battery exactly
where first described by Gabriel Willow: just west of the Statem Island
Ferry terminal.

Any gardeners or other employees of the Battery Conservancy will know how
to direct you if needed.

I tried posting to @BirdCentralPark on Twitter, but for some reason I can't.

Brian
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Date: 5/10/17 5:11 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point
I'm advised Eastern tent caterpillar webs (not gypsy moth) for the Cuckoo food source at Croton Point. (birds are hard enough for me; too much to learn too little time).

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> On May 10, 2017, at 7:57 AM, Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> wrote:
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> During a brief 30 min walk on the low road (bay side/wine cellars) I was treated to a wide open YB Cuckoo maybe 15' off ground feeding on gypsy moth cocoon. Also warblers: black throated green, pine (late?), red start, and ubiquitous yellow; plus towhees, b. oriole, catbirds, red eye and warbling vireo.
>
> I understand bobolinks are back on landfill have not seen/heard them yet.
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> Ran into a DEC Naturalist unsuccessfully trying to see if bittern and/or sora are in marsh.
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> L. Trachtenberg
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Date: 5/10/17 4:57 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point
During a brief 30 min walk on the low road (bay side/wine cellars) I was treated to a wide open YB Cuckoo maybe 15' off ground feeding on gypsy moth cocoon. Also warblers: black throated green, pine (late?), red start, and ubiquitous yellow; plus towhees, b. oriole, catbirds, red eye and warbling vireo.

I understand bobolinks are back on landfill have not seen/heard them yet.

Ran into a DEC Naturalist unsuccessfully trying to see if bittern and/or sora are in marsh.

L. Trachtenberg
Ossining

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Date: 5/9/17 10:48 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach 4/9/17
Hi All,

Birded at Jones beach west end this afternoon. Had 4 types of warblers, 2 yellow warblers by fisherman's path,1 common yellowthroat, 1 yellow rump and 1 black and white in the median. 2 Baltimore Orioles.2 brown thrashers in the median as well. Also a common loon in mostly winter plumage crabbing very successfully about 4 feet from shore down the fisherman's path for at least 20 mins before it went just a little farther out. Unfortunately I was followed by hungry 'squitos most of the day. Stopped at Nickerson on way home and nice amount of oystercatchers in a group as well as a bunch around the beach. Getting to my car to leave about 50 or 60 semi-palmated plovers were in the parking spots next to mine. I didn't wanna bug them and waited for them to make the first move. Kind regards-Kev

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Date: 5/9/17 9:14 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Late start - moderate middle - terrific finish !
Today, between 1130 & 1340, I was scouting out Area # 26, of the DEC
Property in Rocky Point, in preparation to leading an ELIAS Bird Walk
there tomorrow, starting at 0800. The non-optimal time certainly helped
achieve the meager total of 18 bird species, but managed to pick up a few
highlights.

The best bird was a Red-shouldered Hawk, that took it's time, slowly flying
over an open trail, at a fairly low height. The Yellow billed Cuckoo took
2nd Place because it stood almost still for ~ 10 minutes before hauling off
- I used "almost" to cover 2 very short hops (~ 1 & 1/2 ' each). The
Black-billed Cuckoo was placed 3rd due to being airborne during all of it's
sighting. An adult male Scarlet Tanager took the 4th spot, when on another
day might have been the B.O.D. ! Sun-lit and singing, with flowering
Dogwoods in the background, made for an unforgettable spring day ! The
remaining 14 species were all common and expected in these woods, at this
time of year, however, due to my limited field time so far, they included 6
firsts of the year !

A 1st of the year Barn Swallow was seen coursing over what is left of the
Shoreham Sod Farm. While ~ 2/3 of the acreage has been converted to Solar
Collectors, the south & southwest end of the property is still in turf.

Upon arriving at The Calverton Grasslands, a pair of Grasshopper Sparrows
had me running all around before nailing their I.D...getting some neat
photos at the end ! I didn't get any meadowlarks, but picked up a Kestrel
while trying. The next set of connecting sightings proved to be the best !
From the last spot you can look over the longer westmost runway (from
inside the property) I saw a lone Turkey Vulture flying over it. I then
noticed a 2nd vulture above the T.V., which turned out to have white wing
tips & a short tail...yesssssssssss! As I started taking photos of the
Black, a smaller, lighter colored bird came into view, which turned out to
be the 2nd Red-shouldered Hawk of the day - how cool is that ? The
Grasshoppers and Black were my firsts of the year.

After taking care of personal business in E.Quogue, I routed myself home by
way of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, where I added N.Rough-winged Swallow to
my FOY list.

Cheers,
Bob
P.S. Any questions - contact me offline, or call my (C) 631-905-7360 after
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Date: 5/9/17 4:38 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Tue., May 9, 2017 - 16 species of Wood Warblers & Common Nighthawk
Central Park NYC
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob., on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am.

Highlights: 16 species of Wood Warblers on a day that got very quiet after noon, except for a Common Nighthawk found by Francois Portman mid-afternoon.

Canada Goose
Mallard
Mourning Dove
Common Nighthawk (Deb late afternoon, see note above)
Chimney Swift - around 15, especially over Summit Rock
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - flyovers
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Green Heron - flyover seen from Warbler Rock
Red-tailed Hawk - pair San Remo
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
White-eyed Vireo - singing at Humming Tombstone from early morning
Blue-headed Vireo - the Point
Warbling Vireo - 6 to 8 singing, with a pair at north end of Maint. Field
Red-eyed Vireo - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow- 2 flyovers
Black-capped Chickadee - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Tufted Titmouse - Azalea Pond
White-breasted Nuthatch - Swampy Pin Oak/Summer House Meadow
House Wren - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - the Point & Swampy Pin Oak/Summer House Meadow
Veery - Tupelo Field
Swainson's Thrush - the Point
Wood Thrush - 4
American Robin
Gray Catbird
House Finch - dock on Turtle Pond
American Goldfinch - 2 dock on Turtle Pond
Ovenbird - 8 (seen & heard)
Worm-eating Warbler - SE of Maintenance Field (Ken Grille)
Northern Wterthrush - 2 (Tupelo Field & Upper Lobe)
Black-and-white Warbler - 14 (50/50 males & females)
Tennessee Warbler - heard at Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock (thanks to Roger Pasquier)
Common Yellowthroat 3 males
American Redstart - 9 (5 adult males, 3 first-spring males, 1 female)
Cape May Warbler - male Humming Tombstone
Northern Parula - 13 (12 males, 1 female)
Magnolia Warbler - 5
Yellow Warbler - 3 males
Blackpoll Warbler - 4 males
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 6 (4 males, 2 females)
Palm Warbler - "Yellow" Upper Lobe
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 8 mostly female (6 females, 2 males)
Prairie Warbler - Summit Rock
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager - female Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male & female at the Point
Common Grackle
Orchard Oriole - 2 first-spring males (odd bird with rusty wash Captain's Bench, usu. plumage Warbler Rock)
Baltimore Oriole - 12 in Tuliptrees (4 Warbler Rock, 8 Captain's Bench)


Roger Pasquier reported an Indigo Bunting at Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock.

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Date: 5/9/17 4:13 pm
From: <leormand...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Swan river preserve - east patchogue
From 5-6 this evening the following birds were observed in the pond and along the banks of the river:

Bank / Tree / and Rough-winged Swallow
Yellow Warbler
Baltimore oriole
Song sparrow
Common Grackle
Grey Carbird
Northern Cardinal
Black-crowned Night Heron (in river)
Great Egret (hunting in pond)
Green-winged Teal (male)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Solitary Sandpiper (4+)
Least Sandpiper (2)

The diversity seems to improve on every visit.





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Date: 5/9/17 12:47 pm
From: gabriel willow <gabrielwillow...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak, Summer Tanager, etc. Battery Park NYC
I led an inaugural walk this morning for the Battery Park Conservancy, in conjunction with NYC Audubon.  I hope it will be the first of many, as it was quite a successful outing! It was birdier than I expected given the continuing north winds.
Battery Park (now renamed The Battery, to avoid confusion with Battery Park City), at the south-western tip of Manhattan, has enormous potential as a birding locale and migrant trap.  It has many mature native hardwoods, mostly oaks, which warblers and other migrants prefer. Tree species include many Willow Oaks, Red Oak, Black Oak, Pin Oak, and more I'm sure.  Also present are a number of Sweetgums, Linden, Magnolia & Rhododendron understory, etc.  Plus lots of native perennial & annual plantings and dense undergrowth, and the usual lawns and stands of London Plane.  I imagine in fall it could be an excellent sparrow spot, and a general migrant trap for southbound birds that "hesitate" before crossing the harbor.
I wonder if most of the species we found today have in fact been hanging out in the park for days, since before this cold front stalled out much migratory activity.
Highlights were of course the 1st-year male Blue Grosbeak, initially reported yesterday morning by Meryl Greenblatt.  It's hanging out on the ground in the southern portion of the park, between and under a collection of active beehives found there.  The beehives are directly to the west of the Staten Island Ferry entrance, and north of a Coast Guard/Homeland Security building.
The Grosbeak can be quite skittish and hard to see: it scurries into the grass and daffodil plantings, and hides in the pallets that support the beehives.  Then at times it will hop right out into the open between the hives.  It was seen eating the honey bees, both flycatching live bees on the wing, and picking up dead bees from the ground.  I remarked while leading the tour that this is more typical behavior of Summer Tanagers, and that perhaps one of them would turn up too.  Wouldn't you know it, ten minutes after the tour ended, I spotted a 1st-year male Summer Tanager, but not by the beehives, instead at the northern edge of the park.
The Summer Tanager was seen off-and-on between 9:30am and 12:30pm, between the Blue Lebanon Cedar trees in the native plant garden at the northern edge of the park, just north of Castle Clinton, and a stand of mature oaks further east past the public restrooms.  At one point, Dominic Hall-Garcia and I observed it on the ground eating a piece of bread!  I guess it hadn't heard about the beehives aka tanager feeders.
Here's the full Battery Park list for the morning:
BrantMallard
Double-crested CormorantHerring GullGreat Black-backed GullRock PigeonYellow-bellied Sapsucker (adult female, late, Lebanon Cedars)American KestrelLeast Flycatcher (FOY for me)Blue JayCrow sp. (not vocalizing, likely American)Common Raven (seen by Dominic)Red-breasted Nuthatch (female, in a London Plane surprisingly)American RobinGray CatbirdEuropean StarlingOvenbirdBlack-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager (nice male)Northern CardinalRose-breasted Grosbeak (female)Blue GrosbeakCommon GrackleBaltimore Oriole (male)House Sparrow
Good micro-park birding!
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Date: 5/9/17 10:59 am
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager Forest Park



High up around waterhole. Orange colored bird, so different than previous one.
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Date: 5/9/17 10:31 am
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler at Van Cortlandt Park
While on my way to my car on Forest Avenue in Yonkers I heard and saw a male Cape May Warbler singing while feeding in the canopy of an oak tree right along the northern border of Van Cortlandt Park.  What a beautiful bird.
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Date: 5/9/17 5:31 am
From: Stella Miller <stella.miller63...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Monthly Public Program

Feathers...Not Just a Downy Covering

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 

The feathers of birds are one of the many traits that help identify our winged friends.  Not only do feathers help birds stay aloft and warm, they also play a role in attracting mates, as well as creating sound.Feathers are what make a bird a bird.

Come learn more about the important functions and uses of these highly modified reptilian scales.

About the speaker: Professor Doug Robinson, PhD, is an evolutionary biologist whose teaching and research experiences have focused on organismal biology and behavior. He has taught classes on animal behavior, ecology, ornithology, vertebrate biology, general biology, environmental science, and anatomy and physiology. He guided a group of students to New Zealand for an 18-day trip as part of his studies. The questions that guide his  research revolve around how behavior is shaped by ecological and  social environments.

Refreshments begin at 6:45. Announcements and speaker at 7:20.

Check out our other upcoming events and activities in May!

Best,
Stella MillerPresidentHuntington-Oyster Bay Audubonhttp://www.hobaudubon.org/



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Date: 5/8/17 3:38 pm
From: Juan Salas <juansalasprieto1971...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Question about hybridization between Seaside Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sparrow.
Shai, thank you for the photos. Variations within this species really run
along a wide spectrum.
The breast of the bird on photo P1030904 is almost like a Nelson's
Sparrow's. And yet there is no structural visible differences between the
LI birds photographed. We can safely say that the Seaside Sparrow (complex)
is not a ring species.

Juan Salas,
Brooklyn, NY

On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 5:30 PM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
wrote:

> Hi Juan and all,
>
> Check out these two photos of an exceptionally fresh and bright Seaside
> Sparrow from Moriches Inlet, Suffolk, LI, last Saturday. Our local seaside
> Sparrows vary a lot in terms of the degree of buffy color on the face and
> breast and in terms of the distinctness of their streaking, but this
> individual stood out. It strongly recalls the Gulf Coast subspecies
> fisheri, right down to the white dorsal markings, but I suspect it is just
> a variant of our local population. In terms of size, structure and other
> plumage features I don't see any reason to invoke hybridization.
>
> https://flic.kr/p/UBjdht
>
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
>
>
> ________________________________________
> From: <bounce-121479414-3714944...> [bounce-121479414-3714944@
> list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Juan Salas [<juansalasprieto1971...>]
> Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 5:21 PM
> To: NYSBIRDS_L; ebirds NYC
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Question about hybridization between Seaside Sparrow
> and Saltmarsh Sparrow.
>
> I apologize for the cross-posting.
> I have photographed a Seaside Sparrow this morning at the Salt Marsh
> Nature Center in Marine Park, Brooklyn that seems to have some features
> that match Saltmarsh Sparrow. I have read that these two species hybridize
> regularly.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/23604521@N00/34194070461/in/
> datetaken-public/
> What would be your opinion about this bird?
> Thank you,
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Date: 5/8/17 3:37 pm
From: Paul R Sweet <sweet...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] mystery bird question
Gray Catfishbird?

Paul Sweet | Department of Ornithology | American Museum of Natural History | Central Park West @ 79th St | NY 10024 | Tel 212 769 5780 | Mob 718 757 5941

On May 8, 2017, at 6:20 PM, Andrew Block <ablock22168...><mailto:<ablock22168...>> wrote:

I was wondering if anyone had an idea about what bird that my father might have seen at the Duck Pond in Bronxville today. It was grayish with about a 3 foot wingspan and came down and grabbed a fish out of the Bronx River like an eagle would do. It grabbed the fish with its talons, not its beak, and did not dive like an Osprey does. My father knows what Ospreys look like and knows birds pretty well and couldn't figure out what it was. Kingfishers are grayish, but not nearly that large and obviously don't catch their prey that way. He was walking the trail around the river and was heading into the sun but was wearing sunglasses so wasn't blinded by the sun. I'm puzzled to what it might be.

Andrew

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Date: 5/8/17 3:20 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] mystery bird question
I was wondering if anyone had an idea about what bird that my father might have seen at the Duck Pond in Bronxville today.  It was grayish with about a 3 foot wingspan and came down and grabbed a fish out of the Bronx River like an eagle would do.  It grabbed the fish with its talons, not its beak, and did not dive like an Osprey does.  My father knows what Ospreys look like and knows birds pretty well and couldn't figure out what it was.  Kingfishers are grayish, but not nearly that large and obviously don't catch their prey that way.  He was walking the trail around the river and was heading into the sun but was wearing sunglasses so wasn't blinded by the sun.  I'm puzzled to what it might be.
Andrew  Andrew v. F. Block
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Date: 5/8/17 2:31 pm
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Question about hybridization between Seaside Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sparrow.
Hi Juan and all,

Check out these two photos of an exceptionally fresh and bright Seaside Sparrow from Moriches Inlet, Suffolk, LI, last Saturday. Our local seaside Sparrows vary a lot in terms of the degree of buffy color on the face and breast and in terms of the distinctness of their streaking, but this individual stood out. It strongly recalls the Gulf Coast subspecies fisheri, right down to the white dorsal markings, but I suspect it is just a variant of our local population. In terms of size, structure and other plumage features I don't see any reason to invoke hybridization.

https://flic.kr/p/UBjdht

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore


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From: <bounce-121479414-3714944...> [<bounce-121479414-3714944...>] on behalf of Juan Salas [<juansalasprieto1971...>]
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 5:21 PM
To: NYSBIRDS_L; ebirds NYC
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Question about hybridization between Seaside Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sparrow.

I apologize for the cross-posting.
I have photographed a Seaside Sparrow this morning at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park, Brooklyn that seems to have some features that match Saltmarsh Sparrow. I have read that these two species hybridize regularly.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/23604521@N00/34194070461/in/datetaken-public/
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Thank you,
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Date: 5/8/17 2:23 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- May 08 2017
*  NYSY  05.08.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):May 01, 2017 - May 08, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: May 08  AT 5 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of May 01, 2017.
Highlights--------------EURASIAN WIGEONSURF SCOTERGOLDEN EAGLENORTHERN GOSHAWKSANDHILL CRANERUDDY TURNSTONELONG-BILLED DOWITCHERUPLAND SANDPIPERLITTLE GULLBLACK TERNRED-HEADED WOODPECKERGRASSHOPPER SPARROWLAPLAND LONGSPURORCHARD ORIOLE


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     11 species of Shorebirds were recorded at the complex this week. Highlight was a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER.     5/3: The above said LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen along the Wildlife Drive.     5/6: RUDDY TURNSTONE, LITTLE GULL and EURASIAN WIGEON were all seen in the Mucklands along Rt. 31 west of the Seneca River.     5/7: A late LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen in the Mucklands.

Derby Hill------------
     It was a slow week at Derby due mostly to adverse wind conditions. Only 1,425 raptors were counted this week. Highlights were an ORCHARD ORIOLE on 5/1, a SANDHILL CRANE on 5/3 and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK and a GOLDEN EAGLE on 5/4.

Oswego County------------
     5/2: A late SURF SCOTER was seen from Phillips Point on Oneida Lake. An ICELAND GULL was found in Oswego Harbor.     5/4: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario. It was seen through 5/7.     5/7: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was again seen at the Oswego County Airfield on Howard Road.     5/8: 3 BLACK TERNS were seen from Phillips Point.

Onondaga County------------
     5/2: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the landfill at Cedar Bay Park in Fayetteville.     5/4: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen at the Gerber topsoil Farm on Oxbow Road in Kirkville     5/5: A GREAT EGRET was seen at Van Buren in Baldwinsville.

Madison County------------
     5/3: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.

Migrants reported this week.-------------------------------------
BRANTCERULEAN WARBLERBAY-BREASTED WARBLERCAPE MAY WARBLERGRASSHOPPER SPARROWTENNESSEE WARBLERMOURNING WARBLER
                      -end report 
    
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Date: 5/8/17 1:08 pm
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak in Battery Park (2nd hand report)
Apologies for the belated notice, but this morning around 8:30am Meryl Greenblatt, a regular on my bird walks, texted me to say she'd found an unfamiliar bird on her way to work, as she walked through Battery Park.

She described it as like an oversized Indigo Bunting, with a bigger beak and two rusty wingbars. Blue Grosbeak! She later sent me a recording of him singing as well, which confirmed it for me.

It was at the southern end of the park near the beehives, feeding on the ground. I haven't had a chance to go look for it myself, but I'm posting this on the chance that someone can pop by after work to see it.

A quiet & cool day for me birding in Central Park... I've missed the reported rarities such as the Nighthawk. Seen or heard 11 species of warbler nonetheless...

Good birding,

Gabriel Willow

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Date: 5/8/17 1:06 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. May 8, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers, incl. late Palm Warbler
Central Park NYC
Monday, May 8, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob., on bird walk starting from Strawberry Fields at 8am and 9am.

Highlights: A slow day, but 15 species of Wood Warblers, including a late Palm Warbler, as well as Rose-breasted Grosbeaks & Indigo Buntings.

Canada Goose
Mallard
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift - 15 to 20 over Summit Rock
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - Upper Lobe & Turtle Pond
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - pair bringing nesting material to San Remo
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Kingbird - Shakespeare Garden (Mayra Cruz)
Blue-headed Vireo - 2 (Strawberry Fields & Summit Rock)
Warbling Vireo - 5 (including a low & close bird at the Point)
Blue Jay
Tree Swallow - 2 flyovers
Barn Swallow - Turtle Pond
Tufted Titmouse - heard
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Strawberry Fields
White-breasted Nuthatch - Strawberry Fields
House Wren - 3 (pair Strawberry Fields, 1 Shakespeare Garden)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - male - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - south side Turtle Pond
Wood Thrush - several singing in Ramble & Strawberry Fields
American Robin - many
Gray Catbird - many
House Finch - a few
American Goldfinch - female Maintenance Field
Ovenbird - heard
Worm-eating Warbler - west of and at Captain's Bench
Northern Waterthrush - 3 (David Barrett)
Black-and-white Warbler - 10 - males & females (60/40)
Common Yellowthroat - 5 (4 males, 1 female)
American Redstart - 5 (males and first-spring males)
Northern Parula - several
Magnolia Warbler - several males
Yellow Warbler - 3 males (Mayra & Noa Cruz)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - west of Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Blackpoll Warbler - 2 males (Strawberry Fields and Castle)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 5 males
Palm Warbler - "Yellow" between Castle & Delacorte Theater (late, but not a record date)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 20
Prairie Warbler - 2 south Maint. Field & south side Turtle Pond (Carine Mitchell)
Eastern Towhee - male & female south side Maintenance Field, female elsewhere
Chipping Sparrow - 2 Strawberry Fields
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 males Strawberry Fields
Indigo Bunting - 3 - female Maintenance Field, male & female Strawberry Fields (David Barrett)
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird - heard
Baltimore Oriole - many (males & young males)

Deb Allen
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Date: 5/8/17 5:54 am
From: Seth Ausubel <birdherpbug...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Forest Park Summer Tanager continues
Near intersection of park road and Metropolitan Av. Same bird as yesterday, mostly red with greenish-yellow belly.

Seth Ausubel

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Date: 5/8/17 5:44 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Three Comments on Common Birds
As a break from rare and uncommon birds, here are some observations of Brant, Ring-billed Gull, and Blue Jay.

There is currently a huge staging of Brant in southwestern LI--far in excess of the admittedly vast numbers present here during the winter. I estimated 9,000 in a single scan of the bays north of Lido Preserve in Nassau County on 1 May. Yesterday, Patricia Lindsay and I made our first trip around the newly restored West Pond at Jamaica Bay, Queens, and were simply amazed at the number of Brant covering all the visible portions of the bay south and west of the West Pond. It is extremely difficult to estimate numbers of birds over a large area when the local density varies, but we worked at it pretty hard. Pat made a serious argument for 100,000, and I convinced myself that the number could not be less than 30,000 but could easily be two to three times that number. We settled on 50,000. I took some photos and video of the birds visible through breaks in the vegetation along the west side of the pond, one of which is linked here:

https://flic.kr/p/Tj61K5

Lesser Black-backed Gulls are swelling in numbers on Long Island, to the extent that they greatly outnumber Ring-billed Gull along the coast at present. In five reasonably conscientious efforts from the LI barrier beach over the past few days, I recorded at total of 17 LBBGs (4, 2, 0, 5, 6) vs. 4 RBGU (0, 0, 0, 2, 2). And then Pete Morris texted last night that there were 12 LBBGs in a nearly pure flock at Robert Moses SP, which I arrived in time to see. Now that the overall abundance of common larids has dropped so much from winter levels, I think it's a prime time to look for wandering immatures of locally rare species.

I saw a Blue Jay at Jones Beach on 4 May, my first on the barrier beach since 23 Oct 2015.

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Date: 5/8/17 5:43 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Franklins Gull Still Present Whitney Point Mon 5/8/17
Bird was relocated this morning 5/8/17 in the same field
across from Arby's / Dunkin Donuts from Rte 11 in Whitney
Point, NY

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Date: 5/7/17 10:56 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] When in doubt, take the water route !
My main job this weekend was to help my wife (she, who was at the midpoint
of a 9 day tour of duty babysitting our grandkids in Rockville Center.
Before leaving for Riverhead at ~ 1530, I had my first migrant warbler of
the season - a gorgeous N.Parula ! By taking the Ocean Parkway East, I was
able to add 4 other seasonal firsts:
1) Brown Thrasher - JBSP West End median.
2) 2 Red Foxes - 1 to the west of the RMSP Water Tower, and 1 to
the east of same.
3) 3 Foster's Terns - Captree Island.
4) Single, spectacular plumaged, male Boat-tailed Grackle at same
location.
While none of the above are unusual (not getting out much makes them all so
special) can you imagine to what degree my verbiage would have reached if I
had blundered upon yesterday's Albatross...which I didn't know about until
I got home !

Cheers,
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Date: 5/7/17 4:07 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. May 7, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers, Scarlet Tanager.
Central Park NYC
Sunday, May 7, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am.

Highlights: 15 species of Wood Warblers, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Buntings, and Least & Great Crested Flycatchers.

Canada Goose
Mallard - Turtle Pond including a female (hen) perched in a tree
Mourning Dove - residents
Double-crested Cormorant - 2 Turtle Pond & flyover
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - flyover Bevedere Castle (Bob & Deb before walk)
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover Turtle Pond
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents
American Kestrel - chased by Common Grackle over Turtle Pond
Least Flycatcher - south side Turtle Pond
Great Crested Flycatcher - source of Gill, 2 Tanner's Spring (Deb before walk)
Eastern Kingbird - Turtle Pond (also seen Saturday)
Blue-headed Vireo - Shakespeare Garden, Hernshead
Warbling Vireo - singing in several locations
Blue Jay - residents
Tree Swallow - Reservoir (Jeffrey M. Ward before walk)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Reservoir (Jeff Ward before walk)
Barn Swallow - Reservoir (Jeff Ward before walk)
Black-capped Chickadee - the Point
Tufted Titmouse - Azalea Pond, others heard
Red-breasted Nuthatch - source of Gill & south of Azalea Pond
White-breasted Nuthatch - source of the Gill
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Mugger's Woods, Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Veery - source of the Gill, Tupelo Field (Meredith Barges)
Swainson's Thrush - 2 on the Point, 1 at Indian Cave
Wood Thrush - 5 (3 east side of Tupelo Field (Jeff Ward), singing at Upper Lobe, heard at Maintenance Field)
American Robin - residents nesting
Gray Catbird - residents
House Finch - male Turtle Pond
American Goldfinch - Turtle Pond
Ovenbird - Turtle Pond, Evodia Field, Stone Arch
Worm-eating Warbler - south of Azalea Pond (Andrea Hessel)
Northern Waterthrush - Azalea Pond, Upper Lobe, Hernshead (singing)
Black-and-white Warbler - more than one at most locations
Common Yellowthroat - males (Turtle Pond (Jeff Ward), south side Turtle Pond, the Point (Jeff Ward))
Hooded Warbler - female Humming Tombstone (Ryan Zucker)
American Redstart - males (3 Turtle Pond (Stefan Passlick), 2 Evodia Field (Patty Pike))
Northern Parula - Turtle Pond, the Point, many others heard
Magnolia Warbler - Turtle Pond, Castle, singing at Captain's Bench (Audry Weintrob)
Yellow Warbler - male s. side Turtle Pond (Stefan Passlick)
Blackpoll Warbler - males (Turtle Pond, the Point (Al Welby)), others heard
Black-throated Blue Warbler - male
Yellow-rumped Warbler - fewer but multiple birds at several locations
Prairie Warbler - Hernshead, Upper Lobe, Humming Tombstone (Will Schenck)
Black-throated Green Warbler - near top of the Point (Jeff Ward), south of Azalea Pond
Eastern Towhee - female Captain's Bench, and heard before walk at 76th Street/Fifth Ave. entrance
Swamp Sparrow - cut at the Point
White-throated Sparrow - several locations
Scarlet Tanager - male top of the Point (Jeff Ward)
Indigo Bunting - female Maintenance Field (David Barrett), male at the Point (Jeff Ward)
Red-winged Blackbird - singing Turtle Pond
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - male top of Oven
Orchard Oriole - first-spring males (Turtle Pond, the Point (Jeff Ward))
Baltimore Oriole - males in many locations

Late in the afternoon a nightjar was reported at the Pond (south end of the park) via twitter @BirdCentralPark.

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Date: 5/7/17 2:42 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Sun. 7-May-2017
Seen on the island: Least Sandpiper (10), Semipalmated Sandpiper (1),
Orchard Oriole (1 male), Killdeer (1), Indigo Bunting (1 female) & Tree
Swallow (1).

List of 43 spp.: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36627356
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Date: 5/7/17 2:27 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Scarlet tanager still present at lido preserve
HI all,

Not too shy of a bird, and giving good looks, same path as yesterday, which any one who saw the lido Prothonotary will be familiar with. Today was hanging out close to entrance of said path,over by the terrapin nesting enclosure. Kind regards -Kev

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Date: 5/7/17 10:02 am
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
I am writing once again to ask the birding community for recordings of
Mourning Warbler songs during spring migration. It is an opportunity to
participate in a Citizens Science Project with two specific goals. 1)
Evaluate the use of birdsong as a new tool for studying bird migration. 2)
Determine whether different song populations of Mourning Warblers (Western,
Eastern, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their
respective areas of the species’ breeding range. This posting is for year
three of this project. I am making substantial progress and want to thank
everyone who has contributed so far.



All you need to contribute is a smartphone with a voice recording app and
some luck. The web page link below describes the project and how to make
recordings on your Smartphone in more detail (note - I have also been able
to make recordings from videos that birders have sent me).



MOWA song mapper

http://www.anselm.edu/homepage/jpitocch/ornithology/MOWAmapper/MOWASongmapper.html



Here is a link to the recent national Audubon Society story on this
research.



Audubon Society reporting

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2017/this-guy-mapping-how-warblers-migrate-just



If you manage to get some recordings, please send them to the Mourning
Warbler Sound Lab (jpitocchATanselm.edu). I would really appreciate your
help and contributions to this Citizens Science Project.



Dr. Jay Pitocchelli

Biology Department

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 03102

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Date: 5/7/17 9:41 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Franklin's Gull continuing Whitney point NY area
Still present. 3 spots that it has been seen: Dorchester Park, ball fields
behind Whitney Point elementary school off Kiebal rd and presently in field
across from Arby's Rte 11 Whitney Point. Basically hanging out with a flock
of mostly ring billed Gulls.

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Date: 5/7/17 6:06 am
From: Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bay Breasted Warbler
The Little Gully, Forest Park just off the road west of the RR bridge on the right.

Elizabeth A. DiNapoli B.A., M.Ed.
Manager of Clerkship Education
Physician Assistant Studies
School of Health Professions
New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY 11568
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Date: 5/7/17 4:33 am
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer tanager Forest park
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } ON Park Lane South at waterhole entrance along w Cape May and indigo bunting. Found by Mike Veder. 


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Date: 5/6/17 3:09 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., May 6, 2017 - 17 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Bay-breasted W. & Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Central Park NYC
Saturday, May 6, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walks starting from the Boathouse Cafe at 7:30am & 9:00am.and birds at the Reservoir before the walks.

Highlights: 17 species of Wood Warblers including Bay-breasted, Tennessee, and Cape May Warblers. Also Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Yellow-throated Vireos.

Canada Goose - Reservoir & Turtle Pond
Gadwall - pair SW Reservoir
Mallard - around 20 Reservoir & Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - residents
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Locust Grove (Jeff & Deb), later Maint. Field (Jeff Ward)
Chimney Swift
Herring Gull - 5 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - 6 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 Reservoir, others Turtle Pond & flyovers
Red-tailed Hawk - adult flyover
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents
Great Crested Flycatcher - Shakespeare Garden (Ally)
Yellow-throated Vireo - Upper Lobe & Swampy Pin Oak (both Jeff Ward)
Blue-headed Vireo - Upper Lobe, Swampy Pin Oak, Evodia Field
Warbling Vireo - 2 Upper Lobe, both singing (Jeff Ward)
Red-eyed Vireo - Locust Grove
Blue Jay - residents
Swallows - mixed flock of more than 2 dozen foraging over Reservoir (mostly Barn Swallows with a few N. Rough-winged)
Tufted Titmouse - heard
Red-breasted Nuthatch - SE Turtle Pond
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Maintenance Field, Evodia Field
Veery - Ramble 7:30 walk
Wood Thrush - 5 or 6
Gray Catbird - residents
House Finch - 2 males at feeders
American Goldfinch - 5
Ovenbird - several including Maintenance Field, Azalea Pond, etc.
Worm-eating Warbler - east of Azalea Pond
Northern Waterthrush - Upper Lobe (Jeff Ward), Azalea Pond (Linda Yuen)
Black-and-white Warbler - fairly common
Tennessee Warbler - singing SE Turtle Pond (at this location for several days)
Common Yellowthroat - Turtle Pond, the Point
Hooded Warbler - south of Azalea Pond - 7:30 walk
American Redstart - Mugger's Woods, 3 Turtle Pond
Cape May Warbler - male Summit Rock
Northern Parula - common
Magnolia Warbler - males at Maintenance Field, Tanner's Spring/Summit Rock, 2 Upper Lobe (Linda Yuen)
Bay-breasted Warbler - east side Greywacke Arch
Yellow Warbler - Belvedere Castle, SE Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden (Jeff Ward)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock 7:30 walk
Black-throated Blue Warbler - males - East side Greywacke Arch, 2 Turtle Pond,
Yellow-rumped Warbler - common
Prairie Warbler - 4
Chipping Sparrow - Greywacke Arch
Swamp Sparrow - Oven
White-throated Sparrow - fairly common
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male Shakespeare Garden Stover Bench (Audrey)
Common Grackle - residents
Baltimore Oriole - many locations including the Point, Greywacke Arch (female), Turtle Pond, etc.

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Date: 5/6/17 2:57 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Audio Clips of Franklin's Gull Broome Co Today
see ebird checklist http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36587033

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Date: 5/6/17 2:11 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Franklin's Gull Broome County Dorchester Park/Whitney Point Dam Area May 6th, 2017
This morning Jim Hoteling found a strange gull with a hood and red bill at
Dorchester Park Whitney Point Dam area. Initial thoughts were a LAUGHING
GULL since we have had one before here. George Chiu got up there before me
and he was thinking FRANKLIN'S GULL instead. As I was about 5 minutes away
I get a text with the dreaded "the bird flew". How many times does this
happen to you? Anyway, George and Jim tracked the bird as it flew over the
dam and dropped. The Whitney Point Elementary School with its ball fields
are on the other side. So I went there instead of Dorchester and when I saw
bunch of RING-BILLED GULLs on the ball field my excitement peaked, and it
was an easy find. I noticed the thick eye-rings first, smaller bill and
size and I agreed with George's assessment. Looked good for a FRANKLIN'S
GULL, a first county ebird record and possibly first county record!!! I
texted an image to an all-out expert I know from the Cornell Lab of
Ornithology and he also agreed.

Images can be found here...
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The bird was foraging and eating a bunch of earthworms. He was having a
feast since it was very wet and there were earthworms all over. Then the
bird started vocalizing which was really neat. I have never heard a FRGU
before, certainly different than LAGU. Then the bird took off alone and
flew back over the dam toward Dorchester Park. I went back there, refound
the bird, the bird didn't stay there long and it then took off and flew
around me for a few minutes I got some audio recordings which was really
neat. The bird flew north toward Upper Lisle County Park. I got it in my
scope and watched it until he was out of sight. The bird did not take off
that high as it stayed below the ridge line. So I went to Upper Lisle and
searched all places I know that gulls hang out and didn't find any gulls at
all. Hopefully, it will come back later today or tomorrow. The bird
certainly was finding a lot of food!!

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Date: 5/6/17 1:16 pm
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue CP, Long Island
Among a nice gathering of shorebirds and terns on the flats was an exceptionally early adult Arctic Tern and a somewhat early White-rumped Sandpiper. On the ocean side our forlorn effort to connect with Pete and Taylor's Yellow-nosed Albatross yielded a single Sooty Shearwater heading east, along with fair numbers of gannets, terns and scoters.

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Date: 5/6/17 12:49 pm
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Upcoming Linnaean Society of NY Program, Tuesday, May 9, 2017
On Tuesday evening, May 9 2017, the Linnaean Society of New York 2016-17
Speaker Program will feature this season's last two presentations.

6:00 pm — Project: Save the Choco – James Muchmore

Wildlife enthusiast and design conservationist James Muchmore will talk
about his journeys into the Chocó region of Ecuador and the Save the Chocó
project, which leverages his design, branding, and photography skill set to
support conservation efforts in the region. The Chocó region is made up of
rain forests, mountains, and coastal areas, running from southwest Panama
to northwest Ecuador. It is a biodiversity hotspot and the wettest region
of the planet. It harbors 9,000 species of vascular plants and is the most
floristically diverse region in the neotropics. In the Chocó there are
about 270 species of mammals, 210 species of reptiles, 500 species of birds
and 130 species of amphibians; many are endemic to the Chocó region. Join
Muchmore to learn more about the wildlife found in this region and the
efforts being taken to protect it.

7:30 pm — Polyglottal Passerines: Mimicry Is Not Just for Mockingbirds –
Richard Hoyer

While birding at Oregon’s Finley National Wildlife Refuge in his teens,
Rich Hoyer heard the most amazing thing—a Purple Finch incorporating sounds
of a California Scrub-Jay in its jumbled song—and thought he had discovered
something new, since such behavior wasn’t mentioned in any field guide.
Since then he’s been fascinated and intrigued by mimicry in birds,
collecting personal observations and recordings of the phenomenon. In this
audiovisual presentation, Hoyer will present examples of mimicry in
songbirds from throughout the Americas and share his enthusiasm for this
curious and often entertaining behavior. Hoyer currently leads tours to
such exciting locations as Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico,
Belize, and Jamaica, but also looks forward to his annual tours that
explore the beauty and diversity of his home state of Oregon.

The presentations are as usual in the Linder Theater on the first floor of
the American Museum of Natural History (enter at West 77th Street between
Central Park West and Columbus Avenue).

http://linnaeannewyork.org/calendar-programs-trips/programs2016-2017.html

- good birding,

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Date: 5/6/17 12:12 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Scarlet Tanager lido preserve
Hi all! Pretty much an all yellow bird,w grey backs of wings, beak was good ID clue. Bird gave good looks and is hanging out right where u make a right to go down the wetland trail, not far from the benches. Kind regards-Kev

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Date: 5/6/17 12:03 pm
From: Jared Cole <jaredadamcole...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary NYBG
Prothonotary Warbler (assuming same one as earlier) now (3pm May 6) on
Spicebush trail in Thain Family Forest at NYBG, Bronx, NY. Maybe 1000 feet
into forest from Bears Den rock cave.

Jared Cole, NYC

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Dawn Hannay <dawnvla...> wrote:

> The Urban Naturalist group led by Ken Chaya just found a prothonotary at
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Date: 5/6/17 11:01 am
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] prothonotary Strack pond Forest park
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Photo of a beauty. Thanks Corey and Ceasar. Prothonotary Strack pond 

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Date: 5/6/17 10:50 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Prothonotary in Queens
After going missing for awhile. The bird was refound by Caesar Castillo. Tom Burke, Gail Benson and I just enjoyed close looks near the "silver rock" at Strack Pond. The bird is moving sometimes higher up in the nearby shrubs for anyone looking for behavior Intel.

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> On May 6, 2017, at 7:26 AM, Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger...> [ebirdsnyc] <ebirdsnyc-noreply...> wrote:
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> One at Strack Pond in Forest Park, working the edges of the pond.
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Date: 5/6/17 7:51 am
From: Dawn Hannay <dawnvla...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary NYBG
The Urban Naturalist group led by Ken Chaya just found a prothonotary at the west of the Twin Ponds at the NY Botanical Garden, feeding in a Sycamore Maple bordering the parking lot. 10:50am
Pictures to follow.
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Date: 5/6/17 7:49 am
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager Brooklyn Green-Wood Cemetery
First reported by Will Pollard a few days ago and tweeted by Rob Jett this
morning. It is hanging by the Dell Water, feeding on bees from the hives
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Date: 5/6/17 6:00 am
From: Taylor Sturm <tjsturm...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] ALBATROSS - Robert Moses SP Suffolk
Pete Morris and I just had an ALBATROSS close to shore flying EAST past Field 2 at Robert Moses State Park. Managed to get a short video clip.
Other highlight inc alternate plumage Pacific Loon heading East.
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Date: 5/6/17 4:32 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [ebirdsnyc] Prothonotary in Queens
Worthy of a post here. See below.

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> One at Strack Pond in Forest Park, working the edges of the pond.
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Date: 5/5/17 11:02 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Report of a single Evening Grosbeak
I received a call on Friday afternoon from a friend in Quogue re: a specie
of bird she had never seen before. Pat Reindl is more a gardener than she
is a birder, but through the years she has encountered a number of
unfamiliar birds, which she has called me on...to our mutual benefit.
Today's exercise continued our record of success ! Starting with the
details that caught her eye, ie, colors, size and posture, combined with my
comments, she then moved on to Peterson's Field Guide (via the internet),
which gave her the confidence, and satisfaction, to be able to call (with
certainty) an adult, male EVGR ! The bird was seen on Thursday at ~ 1030,
didn't stay long and hasn't been seen since. Pat has promised to call if
the grosbeak returns, but it is now probably way north of L.I.
Coincidently, my last sighting of an Evening Grosbeak on L.I. was in
E.Quogue on 4/21/07 - also a singleton !

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Date: 5/5/17 6:53 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 5 May 2017
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* May 5, 2017
* NYNY1705.05

- Birds Mentioned

PAINTED BUNTING+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

White-winged Scoter
Red-necked Grebe
American Bittern
LEAST BITTERN
Cattle Egret
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Iceland Gull
Roseate Tern
Common Nighthawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson’s Thrush
Worm-eating Warbler
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Hooded Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Canada Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK
Pine Siskin

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, May 5, 2017 at
8:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are PAINTED BUNTING, LEAST BITTERN, and a
nice collection of spring migrants including PROTHONOTARY, YELLOW-THROATED
and KENTUCKY WARBLERS, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, SUMMER TANAGER and BLUE
GROSBEAK.

Certainly the week’s most unexpected sighting was the male PAINTED BUNTING
appearing briefly in the late afternoon both Monday and Tuesday at a
private backyard a little north of Staten Island’s Great Kills Park – could
this have been the Staten Island bird previously present last winter in
Annadale or perhaps one arriving with the push of birds with a more
southerly affinity early in the week?

Perhaps the most unusual city park visitor during a rather productive week
was the LEAST BITTERN observed by many as it perched high in a tree near
Azalea Pond in Central Park’s Ramble last Sunday. Interestingly, an
AMERICAN BITTERN also visited Central Park on Wednesday, following one at
Jones Beach West End Saturday.

And while on the herons, the Manhattan CATTLE EGRET was amazingly still
present today on the north side of 28th Street between 8th and 9th
Avenues. Also, on Tuesday a CATTLE EGRET was spotted on the Ocean Parkway
median at Oak Beach.

Among the roughly 32 species of WARBLERS seen locally this week, a
PROTHONOTARY spotted in Prospect Park last Saturday was followed by one
photographed at the Elizabeth Morton Sanctuary in Noyak on Sunday. Single
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS were found in Central Park last Saturday and on
Lookout Hill, a current hot spot in Prospect Park, on Wednesday. A burst
of KENTUCKY WARBLERS last weekend found one in Prospect Park Saturday, one
in Central Park’s north end Sunday, and one visiting Alley Pond Park in
Queens Sunday and Monday. A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was also photographed in
Prospect Park last Saturday, with a CERULEAN WARBLER there Wednesday and
Thursday at Lookout Hill following a CERULEAN at Dreier-Offerman Park in
Brooklyn last Saturday.

Other newly arriving WARBLERS this week plus those seen much less
frequently featured WORM-EATING, TENNESSEE Saturday, an ORANGE-CROWNED in
Central Park Saturday, some CAPE MAYS and BLACKPOLLS, BLACKBURNIAN, a nice
push of HOODEDS, and some WILSON’S and CANADAS as of Saturday.

A decent showing of BLUE GROSBEAKS last weekend featured up to four at
Jones Beach West End and singles in Prospect Park both days and Central
Park Sunday; another was at Captree Thursday.

The number of SUMMER TANAGERS has also been notable, with reports from
Robert Moses State Park Saturday, Valley Stream State Park Sunday, Gilgo
Monday, Central Park and Dreier-Offerman Park Wednesday, Jones Beach Field
6 Thursday, and at Breezy Point Thursday and Friday.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS also continue their encouraging numbers, with two in
Central Park last Saturday, one in Garden City from Monday, an adult at
Owl’s Head Park Tuesday morning, presumably continuing birds in Hendrickson
Park in Valley Stream Wednesday and at Pelham Bay Park Thursday, and
another in Calverton Thursday.

An ICELAND GULL in Brooklyn was off Coney Island Tuesday and at the Army
Terminal Pier 4 Wednesday.

An evening Long Island Sound watch Monday from Read Sanctuary at Playland
Park in Rye did produce results reminiscent of flights that took place late
last century when mostly WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS would move west along the
Sound until suddenly at dusk turning north and heading overland. In the
past other species would join the flight, including RED-NECKED GREBES, and
Monday did produce 96 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and 9 RED-NECKED GREBES.

Interesting was a PINE SISKIN at the Central Park feeders last Saturday.

Other recent arrivals have included SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, 3 ROSEATE TERNS
back at Great Gull Island Saturday, a COMMON NIGHTHAWK in Mount Vernon
Tuesday, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE from Saturday, an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
reported in Central Park Sunday, SWAINSON’S and GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES, and
WHITE-CROWNED and LINCOLN’S SPARROWS.

Please note this new number for phoning in reports. Call Tom Burke at
(914) 967-4922 and leave a message.

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

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Date: 5/5/17 4:13 pm
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] New Arrivals & a great cone crop!
I have been photographing the developing cone crop on Balsam Fir and White
Pine trees - we will have a lot of food this coming winter! There has been
some extreme weather - it hit Sabattis Circle Road very hard with lots of
trees down - so I was able to take close up photos of the cones on the top
of the downed trees.



May 5, 2017 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.)



The alpha male Wild Turkey came down to our house and gobbled outside our
back door to let me know he needed more cracked corn this afternoon! I got
a telephone call as I was about to feed him, and a long time later I found
him in the same place still waiting for the corn! It has been really cold
(with occasional snowflakes) and inclement here over the past week - I'm
still feeding birds for now. Black Bears are also visiting, so the feeders
come in at night. The huge male Black Bear showed up at 5 p.m. today.



May 4, 2017 Long Lake, Tupper Lake (Franklin Co.), and Bloomingdale areas
(Essex and Franklin Counties) (* for first-of-the-season birds)



Sandhill Crane - 1 in Tupper Lake (I can see where they are nesting this
year!)

Black-backed Woodpecker - 1 at Bloomingdale Bog

Gray Jay - 4 (2 along Route 30 and 2 at Sabattis Bog in Long Lake)

*Northern Waterthrush - singing along Moose Pond Lane in Bloomingdale

Palm Warbler - Bloomingdale Bog & Sabattis Bog

*Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male at our feeders in Long Lake



May 2, 2017 Long Lake



*Least Flycatcher - 1 singing outside our home

Gray Jay - 6 (2 along Route 30 and 4 at Sabattis Bog)

*Ovenbird - outside our home and along Sabattis Circle Road

*American Redstart - several along Sabattis Circle Road



Also, 2 different Black Bears at our home and a Porcupine crossing Route 30
in Long Lake.



May 1, 2017 Long Lake



Gray Jay - 4 (2 along Route 30 and 2 at Sabattis Bog)

*Black-and-white Warbler

*Nashville Warbler

*Yellow Warbler

*Black-throated Blue Warbler

*Black-throated Green Warbler



And one Black Bear outside our home!



Migration seems slow this year.



Joan Collins

President, NYS Ornithological Association

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

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(518) 624-5528 home

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Date: 5/5/17 10:29 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thu., May 4, 2017 - 20 Species of Wood Warblers & Red-headed Woodpecker
Central Park NYC
Thu., May 4, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on bird walks starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am & 6pm.

Highlights: 20 Species of Wood Warblers including Cape May (3), Chestnut-sided, Blackburnian, and Hooded Warblers. An adult Red-headed Woodpecker continues to visit the feeders, though less frequently.

Canada Goose - pairs nesting at Turtle Pond & Bow Bridge
Mallard - Turtle Pond, Reservoir, & Lake
Bufflehead - pair Reservoir (Deb before walk)
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - flock of around 25 over Summit Rock (6pm walk)
Herring Gull - flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir (Deb before walk)
Double-crested Cormorant - Turtle Pond
Great Egret - 2 (one chasing another at Turtle Pond)
Red-tailed Hawk - flyovers
Red-headed Woodpecker - adult at Evodia Field feeders
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents
Blue-headed Vireo - 4
Warbling Vireo - 2 (Upper Lobe & Wagner Cove (Deb after walk))
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - 10 Reservoir
Black-capped Chickadee - heard in Ramble
Tufted Titmouse - pair
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 7
White-breasted Nuthatch - heard
House Wren - 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 5
Veery - 3
Swainson's Thrush - 2
Hermit Thrush - 3
Wood Thrush - 3
American Robin - many
Gray Catbird - many
House Finch - a few
American Goldfinch - 7 Turtle Pond
Ovenbird - 6 to 8
Northern Waterthrush - 5
Black-and-white Warbler - many (80% males, 20% females)
Tennessee Warbler - south of King of Poland
Nashville Warbler - female Tupelo Field (David Barrett)
Common Yellowthroat - 7 (one female, six males)
Hooded Warbler - male south of Humming Tombstone
American Redstart - 8 (6 males, 1 female, 1 first-spring male)
Cape May Warbler - 3 Summit Rock (also seen at Tanner's Spring)
Northern Parula - many, but fewer than earlier in the week
Magnolia Warbler - 4 or 5 all males
Blackburnian Warbler - male Tanner's Spring
Yellow Warbler - Summit Rock
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Humming Tombstone (Bob & Deb before 9am walk)
Blackpoll Warbler - 5 males
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 5 males
Palm Warbler - 2 Turtle Pond (6pm walk)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - many, but fewer than earlier in the week
Prairie Warbler - 2 males & 1 female
Black-throated Green Warbler - 5, all males
Eastern Towhee - female Upper Lobe (Deb)
Chipping Sparrow - 2 or 3 Summit Rock
Lincoln's Sparrow - Tupelo Field
White-throated Sparrow - fewer
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 5 (2 males Summit Rock, 3 males & 2 females later at Locust Grove (Deb))
Red-winged Blackbird - Turtle Pond & Ramble
Common Grackle - residents
Orchard Oriole - female & first-spring male Summit Rock
Baltimore Oriole - multiple birds at many locations

Sandra Critelli reported a Black-crowned Night-Heron at Hallett Sanctuary.

My apologies for the late post and for omitting a couple of birds from Wednesday's report: a male Indigo Bunting at Summit Rock and a Least Flycatcher at the Loch (Bob before the walk).

Deb Allen

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Date: 5/4/17 5:14 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bicknell's Thrush in Alley Pond Park
There was a good amount of thrush activity in Alley Pond Park, Queens,
today, on and around the trails around and between Decadon and Lily Ponds.
Photographing them is always challenging, between lighting conditions,
disturbance, and just getting close. But I did better late this afternoon
than usual, ranging from one shot of a Gray-cheecked Thrush to many of
Veery. I always like to get whatever I can of them because Veery is vary
variable. But of course, the main quest is identifying and getting good
pictures of Bicknell's Thrush. I posted a picture
(http://stevewalternature.com/ ) that's good enough to give me some
confidence that this is a Bicknell's. The combination of reddish tail and
partial gray eye ring (and no tail pumping) should do it. And if I'm wrong,
it's an opportunity for someone to teach me. The picture was taken just a
bit west of where the Kentucky Warbler had been, or underneath where the
Scarlet Tanagers may soon be nesting (by trail intersection) (male was
calling (not singing) emphatically).



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Date: 5/4/17 2:34 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

It isn't possible to spot these additions from old checklists. On the
'Overview' page you can sort on 'First Seen' but if the species wasn't
added recently it won't appear at the top of the list.

For each county on the wiki click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a
Location' line:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
months.

*Chautauqua County <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Chautauqua>:*
Long-billed Dowitcher (29-Mar-2017)

*Seneca County <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Seneca>:*
Red Crossbill (Removed)

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Date: 5/4/17 2:04 pm
From: Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Summer Tanager Yes!
Immature half yellow, half red. Seen 1 1/2 miles east of Field 6 south side/east bound on Ocean Parkway.

Now I can have dinner!



Elizabeth A. DiNapoli B.A., M.Ed.
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Physician Assistant Studies
School of Health Professions
New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY 11568
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Date: 5/4/17 12:33 pm
From: Ken Feustel <feustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Southern Nassau Birds
It was a relatively quiet morning at Hempstead Lake State Park this morning, with a meager ten species of warblers. Highlights were our FOY Magnolia Warbler and a singing Worm-eating Warbler on the horse trail. Two Solitary Sandpipers were along the north end of the creek. Two Yellow-billed Cuckoos were reported by others.

Bird-wise, a similar scenario played out at West End, Jones Beach State Park, where the mosquitoes outnumbered the birds. We were treated, however to a male Hooded Warbler showing briefly on the north side of the median west of the entrance to the Coast Guard Station. On our way home we encountered a male Summer Tanager feeding on the south shoulder of the parkway east of the entrance to Parking Field 6. This represents the fourth Summer Tanager (all males) we have observed this Spring on the barrier beach (2 Fire, 2 Jones) - the most we have seen in any Spring on the barrier beach.

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Date: 5/4/17 11:14 am
From: Karen Rubinstein <karrubi...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Tri-Colored Heron
A Tri-colored Heron is present at Pussy's Pond in Springs in East Hampton, NY

Tremendous work has been done on and around the pond including removal of many of the phragmites.

Karen Rubinstein
Springs & NYC

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Date: 5/4/17 10:06 am
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Rick Prum NYC Bird Walk and Book Signing May 12
Renowned ornithologist Rick Prum asked us to help spread the word about his
visit to New York City on Friday, May 12 to lead a walk in Central Park
followed by a book signing for his new book, *The Evolution of Beauty.*

Please see the links below for information on his book, *The Evolution of
Beauty, *and details on his Central Park walk at 3:30 pm with New York City
Audubon followed by a book signing at Corner Books at 1313 Madison Ave at 5:30
pm.

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/224257/the-evolution-of-beauty-by-
richard-o-prum/?ref=PRH0B212F9BD9&aid=randohouseinc16134-20&linkid=
PRH0B212F9BD9&cdi=38918A22FD182683E0534FD66B0A528E
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Date: 5/4/17 9:38 am
From: David Barrett <miler6...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Starr Saphir Spring Migration Walk in Central Park, NYC on Friday, May 5, 2017
The Starr Saphir Memorial walk for Friday, May 5, has been canceled because
rain is very likely all morning.

David Barrett
Manhattan

On May 1, 2017 8:47 PM, "David Barrett" <miler6...> wrote:

The Fifth Annual Starr Saphir Spring Migration Walk, given by Lenore
Swenson, will meet at 7:30 a.m. this coming Friday, May 5, at Central Park
West and 81st Street in Manhattan and will mostly go through the Central
Park Ramble. This walk is free and open to everyone.

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Date: 5/4/17 8:53 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Commonest Warblers: Apr-May/2017 & Overall (NY County)
NY County = Manhattan, Marble Hill, Randall's, Roosevelt, Governors &
Liberty Islands and some smaller islands.

Below is a list of warbler species reported to eBird for Apr.-May/2017 (30)
from rarest to most common based on an algorithm I put together using # of
months seen, # of days seen, # of weeks seen throughout the year and the #
of checklists it appears based on eBird's histograms. This data is based on
all years in the eBird database. There is probably a small bias for rare
birds seen and reported by many that I tried to minimize by squaring and
cubing the other data.

I've done this for the 15 counties highlighted in green or gold on the NYS
eBird Hotspots page.

I'm using this for studying songs of the most common warblers first and
thought it might be a useful/interesting list for others.

... I've added the list of all warblers (39) reported to eBird below this
list

If you see any major issues with the order let me know and I can look into
the algorithm to see what should be tweaked. I'm not a statistician so
here's the formula:

Avg. of histogram from Bar Charts (*): multipled by
# of weeks on histogram squared: multipled by
# of individual days reported cubed: multipled by
# of individual months reported cubed

(*) Understanding the eBird Bar Charts
-
http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010553-understanding-the-ebird-bar-charts

*Warblers reported to New York County*

*April through May 2017:*
1. Kentucky Warbler
2. Yellow-throated Warbler
3. Orange-crowned Warbler
4. Bay-breasted Warbler
5. Worm-eating Warbler
6. Tennessee Warbler
7. Hooded Warbler
8. Cape May Warbler
9. Blackburnian Warbler
10. Prairie Warbler
11. Louisiana Waterthrush
12. Blue-winged Warbler
13. Wilson's Warbler
14. Nashville Warbler
15. Canada Warbler
16. Chestnut-sided Warbler
17. Pine Warbler
18. Black-throated Green Warbler
19. Blackpoll Warbler
20. Magnolia Warbler
21. Palm Warbler
22. Yellow Warbler
23. Northern Parula
24. Black-throated Blue Warbler
25. Northern Waterthrush
26. American Redstart
27. Ovenbird
28. Yellow-rumped Warbler
29. Black-and-white Warbler
30. Common Yellowthroat

*Overall (9 not seen in 2017 highlighted):*
1. Hermit Warbler
2. Swainson's Warbler
3. Black-throated Gray Warbler
4. Golden-winged Warbler
5. Cerulean Warbler
6. Connecticut Warbler
7. Kentucky Warbler
8. Yellow-throated Warbler
9. Prothonotary Warbler
10. Orange-crowned Warbler
11. Mourning Warbler
12. Yellow-breasted Chat
13. Bay-breasted Warbler
14. Worm-eating Warbler
15. Tennessee Warbler
16. Hooded Warbler
17. Cape May Warbler
18. Blackburnian Warbler
19. Prairie Warbler
20. Louisiana Waterthrush
21. Blue-winged Warbler
22. Wilson's Warbler
23. Nashville Warbler
24. Canada Warbler
25. Chestnut-sided Warbler
26. Pine Warbler
27. Black-throated Green Warbler
28. Blackpoll Warbler
29. Magnolia Warbler
30. Palm Warbler
31. Yellow Warbler
32. Northern Parula
33. Black-throated Blue Warbler
34. Northern Waterthrush
35. American Redstart
36. Ovenbird
37. Yellow-rumped Warbler
38. Black-and-white Warbler
39. Common Yellowthroat

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Date: 5/3/17 7:04 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Wed. May 3, 2017 - 17 species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC
Wednesday May 3, 2017
OBS: Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am with some pre-walk birding at the Reservoir (Deb) and at the North End (Bob DeCandido).

Highlights: 17 species of Wood Warblers (including 2 Cape Mays at Summit Rock), White-eyed Vireo, and an influx of Baltimore Orioles.

Canada Goose - pairs Reservoir & Turtle Pond
Gadwall - pair Reservoir
Mallard - Reservoir, Turtle Pond & Lake
Bufflehead - female Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 6 Reservoir
Mourning Dove - around 30
Herring Gull - 7 or 8 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - turtle Pond & Reservoir, plus flyovers
Red-tailed Hawk - Fifth Ave. nest & flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents
Great Crested Flycatcher - north of Summit Rock
Eastern Kingbird - Turtle Pond
White-eyed Vireo - singing at Upper Lobe
Blue-headed Vireo - Tanner's Spring, singing at Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Warbling Vireo - singing at Maintenance Field
Red-eyed Vireo - south side Turtle Pond
Blue Jay - residents
American Crow - heard
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Reservoir (Bob DeCandido)
Barn Swallow - Reservoir
Tufted Titmouse - heard here & there
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Summit Rock, etc.
White-breasted Nuthatch - Sparrow Rock
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - not many
Veery - Upper Lobe
Swainson's Thrush - Weather Station & south of Azalea Pond
Hermit Thrush - Gill Source
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
House Finch - 3 feeders
American Goldfinch - 2 south of Azalea Pond
Ovenbird - 3 (Maintenance Field & Tupelo Field)
Louisiana Waterthrush - Turtle Pond
Northern Waterthrush - Upper Lobe
Black-and-white Warbler - at least 12
Nashville Warbler - west end of Loch Wooden Bridge (Bob DeCandido)
Common Yellowthroat - 4
American Redstart - at least 6
Cape May Warbler - 2 males Summit Rock
Northern Parula - many locations
Magnolia Warbler - Turtle Pond, north of Summit Rock
Yellow Warbler -south side Turtle Pond, Summit Rock
Blackpoll Warbler - The Point (Noa Cruz)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - s. side Turtle Pond & the Point
Palm Warbler - Turtle Pond
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 20 to 30
Prairie Warbler - Upper Lobe (male & female), male north of Summit Rock, another male at Swampy Pin Oak after lunch
Black-throated Green Warbler - 8
Eastern Towhee - a few heard
Chipping Sparrow - Summit Rock, etc.
Swamp Sparrow - Upper Lobe
White-throated Sparrow - fewer, but still plenty around
Northern Cardiinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male & female at feeders (Bob DeCandido)
Red-winged Blackbird - Turtle Pond, feeders, s. of Azalea Pond
Common Grackle- residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - Maintenance Field
Baltimore Oriole - fairly common including 4 in one tree at Summit Rock

Reliable reports of Black-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, American Bittern, Spotted Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker (adult), Summer Tanager, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, and Tennessee Warbler.

Many thanks to David Barrett, Noa & Mayra Cruz, Wendy Miller, George Beckwith, and visiting birders from California for the excellent bird spotting.

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Date: 5/3/17 3:54 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black Vultures in Scarsdale
I had a pair of Black Vultures fly up and over the ridge from behind Scarsdale Ford on Central Ave. at the intersection of Ardsley Rd.  I wonder what they were doing there?
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Date: 5/3/17 2:41 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Bobolinks, Wed. 3-May
The Bobolinks were less visible and less vocal today than they were on
Monday when 6 were seen. Today I spotted a male at the south end of Hammock
Grove and later on a female in the middle of the grove. Also seen was a
Bald Eagle flying low carrying part of a fish and heading east towards
Buttermilk Channel at 12:15p just south of Liggett Hall. This is another
first for Governors Island.

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Date: 5/3/17 2:06 pm
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kings County migrants: Cerulean, Yellow-throated +
Prospect Park's Lookout Hill continued to produce today. Ed Crowne
discovered a singing Cerulean Warbler (still present as of writing this) on
the southern slope above the Wellhouse. Standard issue Patagonia Picnic
Table effect ensued as Rob Jett located a Yellow-throated Warbler shortly
thereafter. Other notable migrants among the 17 species of warbler on the
hill were:

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (2)
Cape May Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler (6-one of which looked like a non-breeding male)
Orchard Oriole (3)
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

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Date: 5/3/17 10:22 am
From: Goldstein, Gina <Goldstein.Gina...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fort Tryon Park
For the record, birding in Fort Tryon Park and environs this morning was really excellent. Inside the park: yellow, black-throated blue, black-throated green, b&w, and Parula warblers, rose-breasted grosbeak, indigo bunting, scarlet tanager (m), Eastern kingbird, Baltimore oriole, warbling vireo, and a lot of swifts around a termite hatch. (Cape May and Tennessee warblers were reported by others.) In Cabrini Woods (along Cabrini Blvd, between 190th St. and the entrance to the park), were chestnut-sided and yellow-throated warbler, plus more Parulas and another Eastern kingbird.

I didn't know Ft Tryon ever got this birdy, but maybe I've never gone in at the right time before today.


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Date: 5/3/17 9:36 am
From: Dan Lynch <ventry...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler
Summit Rock is in Central Park which is in Manhattan. It's on the West Side of the Park, just north of 81st Street. The bird had been observed intermittently this morning by many, but not, alas, by me.

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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler



Some folks might be interested to know where in New York state "Summit Rock" is


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At Summit Rock 5 minutes ago....Martin Carney
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Date: 5/3/17 9:32 am
From: Carney, Martin <carneym...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summit Rock
I refer to Summit Rock in Central Park, NYC, at approx. 82nd St. and
Central Park West.

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Date: 5/3/17 7:10 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn & Queens Round-up + activism suggestion

Queens May 1st:

Alley Pond Park: 73 species with 18 species of Warblers. Highlights included KENTUCKY and HOODED Warbler. Also Solitary Sandpiper.

Oakland Lake: Quieter than Alley but that was much later in the day so who knows what I missed. Highlights there were Orchard Oriole and Solitary Sandpiper.

Forest Park Waterhole. Quiet with only 7 species of warblers. Highlights included Solitary Sandpiper and Rusty Blackbirds.

Brooklyn May 2nd:

Bush Terminal Park. Exciting to see a Raven carrying food as I have observed a pair in the area several times and then only one bird. Leading to the suspicion that one was on a nest somewhere.

Prospect Park: I missed some of the action as I got there later in the AM. Parking is such a drag around there. I did see and chatted with a couple of Brooklyn Birders, learning about some migrants which included, Tennessee Warbler, Hooded Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo.

Dreier-Offerman Park: Quite windy in the afternoon, possibly keeping things down but I managed to pull out a couple of decent birds including: SUMMER TANAGER (female), Indigo Buntings and White-crowned Sparrow (Adult).

Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4: After missing this bird in my last few visits, I was pleasantly surprised to see the continuing 1st CY Iceland Gull. A much better sighting than the body that was fished out of the water near the pier on Sunday (be careful out there).

Regarding Sy Schiff's post on the water levels on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay. I had asked NPS management for the water level to be lowered for Spring migration. I will bring it up again although the window is already shrinking in making this a reality in time.

If you are concerned about the East Pond water level for Spring shorebird migration and would like to voice your concerns. Please call or write to Patricia Rafferty at 718-354-4625 or <patricia_rafferty...> Alternatively, you could also contact the superintendent of Gateway Jennifer Nersesian at 718-345-4665 or <jen_nersesian...>

Finally, a shout out and thanks to all the folks who continue to use the list serves to report their sightings. Especially, Peter Reisfeld whose efforts to keep us posted on radar activities is truly an act of altruism.

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Date: 5/3/17 6:01 am
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler
Some folks might be interested to know where in New York state "Summit
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Date: 5/3/17 5:39 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cape May Warbler
At Summit Rock 5 minutes ago....Martin Carney

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Date: 5/3/17 3:20 am
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] quick pass along the Reservoir in Central Park
I forgot to mention a couple of Barn Swallows as well. Originally, my
main reason for posting was for the Brant, which while not that unusual
in our area, are not seen that often on the Reservoir.

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> From the South Pump House to about 95th Street on the west side.
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> Kind of an odd assortment.
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> a male Gadwall
> 3 male Ruddy Ducks
> 1 male Wood Duck
> a pair of Bufflehead
> 1 Double-crested Cormorant
> small number of Mallards
> a pair of Canada Geese
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Date: 5/2/17 8:16 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Tues. May 2, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers
Central Park, NYC
Tues. May 2, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob., on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am.

Highlights: 15 species of Wood Warblers, White-eyed Vireo, and Orchard Oriole.

Mallard - Turtle Pond
Double-crested Cormorant - Turtle Pond
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - flyovers
Red-headed Woodpecker - adult continues at feeders
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
White-eyed Vireo - King of Poland
Blue-headed Vireo - 5
Warbling Vireo - east of Maintenance Field (usual nesting area)
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 Ramble
Blue Jay - residents
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2 Turtle Pond
Barn Swallow - Turtle Pond
Black-capped Chickadee - feeders
Tufted Titmouse - 2 or 3 Ramble
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 5 (pines near Tanner's Spring & in Shakespeare Garden)
White-breasted Nuthatch - Ramble
House Wren - rock above Iphigene's Walk
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Summit Rock
Veery - 3
Swainson's Thrush - Mugger's Woods
Wood Thrush - Ramble
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - many
House Finch - 5 feeders
American Goldfinch - heard Weather Station
Ovenbird - 5
Northern Waterthrush - 5
Nashville Warbler - Swampy Pin Oak (Jeffrey M. Ward)
Black-and-white Warbler - 7 (males & females)
Common Yellowthroat - 3
American Redstart - 5
Hooded Warbler - male Weather Station (Jeff Ward) female reported nearby
Northern Paula - 7
Blackpoll Warbler - 2 Swampy Pin Oak & rock above Iphigene's Walk
Yellow Warbler - 2 or 3
Cape May Warbler - Summit Rock
Palm Warbler - Ramble (Jeff Ward before walk)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 4 males
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 20
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 males (Weather Station and Summit Rock)
Eastern Towhee - 4 (2 males & 2 females)
Song Sparrow - singing south side Bow Bridge
Swamp Sparrow - Tupelo
White-crowned Sparrow - feeders (Pat Dubren)
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager - male Evodia Field (Jeff Ward)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 males & 1 female feeders
Indigo Bunting - 3 in elms Evodia Field (Jeff Ward)
Orchard Oriole - first-spring male Summit Rock
Baltimore Oriole - male & female Summit Rock

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Date: 5/2/17 1:37 pm
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret, Oak Beach, Suffolk, LI
A breeding-plumaged Cattle Egret fed along the Ocean Parkway at Oak Beach, Suffolk, LI, around noon today.

NB: This is a busy highway where law enforcement is intolerant of people parking, walking, or even pulling over. We witnessed several uncomfortable episodes last spring when people couldn't resist attempting close, well-lit photography of an obliging Upland Sandpiper in this area; such incidents certainly don't make life any easier for the local birders who work this area regularly and share what they find.

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Date: 5/2/17 12:50 pm
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] quick pass along the Reservoir in Central Park

From the South Pump House to about 95th Street on the west side.

Kind of an odd assortment.

4 Brant hanging with the gulls
a male Gadwall
3 male Ruddy Ducks
1 male Wood Duck
a pair of Bufflehead
1 Double-crested Cormorant
small number of Mallards
a pair of Canada Geese
passed one Yellow-rumped Warbler

Didn't go all the way up, so don't know if there were any grebes up there.

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Date: 5/2/17 11:57 am
From: audrey derocker <audrey.derocker...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
The West Pond Trail will open again (after a very frustrating delay in funding) next week. The Visitor Center will reopen to seven days a week when the summer season begins. All of this information is public and available on the NPS website. You should always check before going out.

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Hempstead Lake SP 2 May
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) met there prior to heading for Jamaica Bay. A quick check before leaving turned up a SOLITARY SANDPIPER, WARBLING and RED-EYED VIREO, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (heard only), a few Warblers and a BALTIMORE ORIOLE.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Although the facility is open (they have to be kidding--more later), the buildings, now, are only manned 5 days a week with Monday and Tuesday closed. (the bathrooms were open today). The trails are closed for construction a significant distance before the now closed breach. So, effectively you can't bird except in the gardens. Both West and East Ponds are not just filled, but appear to be overflowing. No margins of any kind and NO shorebirds except for a flyby calling WILLET.

The South Marsh held 1 GREAT EGRET, and later 15 GLOSSY IBIS flew over. There was a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in Big Johns Pond along with a male WOOD DUCK. No Owl visible. The East Pond had a lone pair of GADWALL in a huge expanse of water..

The short walk to just before bench 3 and the STOP FOR CONSTRUCTION sign produced almost a dozen each of HOUSE WREN and YELLOW WARBLERS. A CLAPPER RAIL was calling loudly, but we could not find it in the dense reeds. Other birds also are all local breeders. Until what ever they're doing is finished, if you want to see water fowl and shorebirds, you have to go elsewhere.

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Date: 5/2/17 11:50 am
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Hempstead Lake SP 2 May
Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) met there prior to heading for Jamaica Bay. A quick check before leaving turned up a SOLITARY SANDPIPER, WARBLING and RED-EYED VIREO, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (heard only), a few Warblers and a BALTIMORE ORIOLE.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Although the facility is open (they have to be kidding--more later), the buildings, now, are only manned 5 days a week with Monday and Tuesday closed. (the bathrooms were open today). The trails are closed for construction a significant distance before the now closed breach. So, effectively you can't bird except in the gardens. Both West and East Ponds are not just filled, but appear to be overflowing. No margins of any kind and NO shorebirds except for a flyby calling WILLET.

The South Marsh held 1 GREAT EGRET, and later 15 GLOSSY IBIS flew over. There was a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in Big Johns Pond along with a male WOOD DUCK. No Owl visible. The East Pond had a lone pair of GADWALL in a huge expanse of water..

The short walk to just before bench 3 and the STOP FOR CONSTRUCTION sign produced almost a dozen each of HOUSE WREN and YELLOW WARBLERS. A CLAPPER RAIL was calling loudly, but we could not find it in the dense reeds. Other birds also are all local breeders. Until what ever they're doing is finished, if you want to see water fowl and shorebirds, you have to go elsewhere.

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Date: 5/2/17 9:08 am
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler continues
Where, exactly, in New York State are you?!?

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> On May 2, 2017, at 11:54 AM, Jelly_Admn <chefjellynow...> wrote:
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> Bird heard repeatedly in same area of burl in tree but more toward the fallen tree in path/almost dry stream/logs to walk across.
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Date: 5/2/17 9:03 am
From: Jelly_Admn <chefjellynow...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler Alley Pond
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Sorry for prior incomplete post


Bird heard repeatedly in same area of burl in tree but more toward the fallen tree in path/almost dry stream/logs to walk across. Good luck

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Date: 5/2/17 8:55 am
From: Jelly_Admn <chefjellynow...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler continues
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Bird heard repeatedly in same area of burl in tree but more toward the fallen tree in path/almost dry stream/logs to walk across. Good luck


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Date: 5/1/17 5:48 pm
From: David Barrett <miler6...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Starr Saphir Spring Migration Walk in Central Park, NYC on Friday, May 5, 2017
The Fifth Annual Starr Saphir Spring Migration Walk, given by Lenore
Swenson, will meet at 7:30 a.m. this coming Friday, May 5, at Central Park
West and 81st Street in Manhattan and will mostly go through the Central
Park Ramble. This walk is free and open to everyone.

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Date: 5/1/17 5:15 pm
From: <redknot...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Swan river preserve - east patchogue
not bad for a property that used to be a car dealership.....

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Swan river preserve - east patchogue
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> This afternoon (5-6) at swan river preserve I observed the
> following birds in the pond:
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> 3 spotted sandpipers
> 1 greater yellowlegs
> 1 male green-winged teal in full plumage
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> 1 black and white warbler
> 2 dueling yellow warblers
> 1 black-crowned night heron
> 1 nesting Canada goose
> 1 great egret
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Date: 5/1/17 5:09 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: 1-May incl. Bobolinks / Shorebirds
At least 6 *Bobolinks* were on the east edge of Hammock Grove including 3
males and 3 females. At the fenced in maintenance area east of Slide Hill
and south of the Urban Farm was a large group of shorebirds including at
least 32 *Least Sandpipers* (more seen by others earlier in the day) plus 2
*Killdeer*. A *Red-breasted Nuthatch* was heard and seen on the Buttermilk
Channel side of building #8 on Nolan Park and an adult *White-crowned
Sparrow* was seen on the west edge of Nolan Park just north of building #20.

Raptors included a juvenile *Red-tailed Hawk* and a pair of *American
Kestrels*.

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Date: 5/1/17 5:00 pm
From: David La Magna <dlamagna...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker - GILGO
To echo that message from Brendan, in a failed afternoon attempt at Gilgo for the Summer Tanager an awesomely crisp adult RHWO was working up and down the block east of the marina and was very cooperative.

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> A nice adult RHWO has been present at the Church in the Garden, at the corner of Clinton/Glen Cove Rd and Stewart Ave, near the Roosevelt Field mall. The bird is obsessed with a partially dead tree right in front of the church, along Stewart Avenue. It has been mostly cooperative (I have even seen it just driving by the intersection) but wary of approach. It was calling a couple of days back but not since. Also in the area today were many migrants in the big trees in the neighborgood, including Blackburnian, Blue-winged, and Blackpoll Warblers.
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Date: 5/1/17 4:47 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Swan river preserve - east patchogue
This afternoon (5-6) at swan river preserve I observed the following birds in the pond:

3 spotted sandpipers
1 greater yellowlegs
1 male green-winged teal in full plumage

Along the banks of the river on the east side of the preserve were:

Common grackles collecting nesting material
1 black and white warbler
2 dueling yellow warblers
1 black-crowned night heron
1 nesting Canada goose
1 great egret

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Date: 5/1/17 3:33 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- May 01 2017
*  NYSY  05.01.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):April 24, 2017 - May 01, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: May 01  AT 5 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of April 24, 2017.
Highlights--------------
RED-THROATED LOONCATTLE EGRETAMERICAN WHITE PELICANLITTLE BLUE HERONBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONSWAINSON’S HAWKGOLDEN EAGLENORTHERN GOSHAWKBLACK-BELLIED PLOVEREURASIAN WIGEONLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERBLACK-NECKED STILTSTILT SANDPIPERLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLLITTLE GULLRED-HEADED WOODPECKERORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was last seen at the mucklands on 4/24. A LITTLE GULL was last seen on 4/27. The BLACK-NECKED STILT was last seen on 4/29.     4/29: 5 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 1 EURASIAN WIGEON and 3 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen in the Mucklands on Rt. 31 west of the Seneca River.     4/30: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen at the Visitor’s Center.

Derby Hill bird Observatory------------
     10,765 raptors were recorded at Derby Hill this week. 4/28 was the big day with 4/990 raptors counted. Highlights were a GOLDEN EAGLE and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK ON 4/24, a SWAINSON’S HAWK on 4/26, a GOLDEN EAGLE and 2 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS ON 4/27 and 2 GOLDEN EAGLES ON 4/29.

Oswego County------------
     4/25: An adult LITTLE BLUE HERON was found at a wet land south of Maple ave, west of Fulton. It was last sen on 4/30.     4/29: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Nine Mile Point Road on Lake Ontario.     4/30: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Phoenix.

Onondaga County------------
     4/25: A CATTLE EGRET was found on Cicero Center Road north of Rt. 31. It was not seen since that day.     4/28: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen from the pull off on the east side of Onondaga Lake south of Liverpool.     4/30: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at the end of the Creek Walk near the Destiny Shopping Mall in Syracuse.     5/1: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsvile.

Migrants seen this week------------
     There was a big push of migrants this week with a majority reported today. In all 39 new birds were reported this week.
GREEN HERONLEAST BITTERNBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONBLACK-BELLIED PLOVERSEMI-PALMATED PLOVERLEAST SANDPIPERSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERCOMMON TERNWHIP-POOR-WILLGREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERKINGBIRDWARBLING VIREORED-EYED VIREOBARN SWALLOWBLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERVEERYOVENBIRDNORTHERN WATERTHRUSHBLACK and WHITE WARBLERORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERCOMMON YELLOWTHROATAMERICAN REDSTARTNORTHERN PARULAMAGNOLIA WARBLERCHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERBLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERBLACKBURNIAN WARBLERBLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERPRAIRIE WARBLERGOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERYELLOW-THROATED VIREORUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDWHITE-CROWNED SPARROWSCARLET TANAGERINDIGO BUNTINGBALTIMORE ORIOLEORCHARD ORIOLEROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK          

                 -end report 
    
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Date: 5/1/17 3:13 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Retraction of Blue Grosbeak Broome Co.
Turns out this is an indigo bunting that was singing a purple finch-like
song. Bill too small for BLGR. Thanks to Jay McGowan and Chris Wood for
their comments.

My impressions was that it had rufous on the wings but lighting was not
that great. Oh well...
now to eat some humble pie... :(

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Date: 5/1/17 2:02 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. May 1, 2017 - 16 species of Wood Warblers incl Blackpoll & Cape May
Central Park NYC
Monday, May 1, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob., on bird walks starting from Strawberry Fields at 8 & 9:00am.

Highlights: 16 species of Wood Warblers including Blackpoll, Cape May, and Magnolia Warblers. An increase in numbers of Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Ovenbirds, Northern Waterthrushes, and Common Yellowthroats..

Canada Goose - pairs Turtle Pond & Lake
Mallard - Turtle Pond & Lake
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - 3
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - at least 5 (Turtle Pond & Lake)
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - adult taking nesting material to San Remo
Red-bellied Woodepcker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents - 2 Strawberry Fields, 3 heard in Ramble
White-eyed Vireo - Upper Lobe
Blue-headed Vireo - 4
Warbling Vireo - Maintenance Field
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 (Maintenance Field & Strawberry Fields)
Blue Jay - residents
Black-capped Chickadee - feeders
Tufted Titmouse - calling in Ramble
House Wren - 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 30 to 50
Hermit Thrush - 10
Wood Thrush - Ramble
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents on territory
Purple Finch - 3 (one male & two females Strawberry Fields (Mayra & Noa Cruz))
American Goldfinch - a few in Strawberry Fields feeding on elm seeds
Ovenbird - 25
Northern Waterthrush - 15 to 20
Blue-winged Warbler - 2 Upper Lobe
Black-and-white Warbler - 10 (7 male & 3 females)
Common Yellowthroat - 8 (6 males & 2 females)
American Redstart - 8 (7 males & 1 female)
Cape May Warbler - male Ladies Pavillion
Northern Parula - 20
Magnolia Warbler - male Summer House
Yellow Warbler - 5 including a male & 2 females Strawberry Fields
Blackpoll Warbler - male Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock (Carine Mitchell)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 5, all males, including 2 in Strawberry Fields
Palm Warbler - 3 (Turtle Pond, Strawberry Fields, Captain's Bench)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 50 to 75
Prairie Warbler - 2 males (Strawberry Fields & Upper Lobe)
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 males (Strawberry Fields & Captain's Bench)
Eastern Towhee - 5 (3 males & 2 females)
Chipping Sparrow - 5 Strawberry Fields
Swamp Sparrow - Ladies Pavillion
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - female Ramble
Red-winged Blackbird - Turtle Pond & Ramble
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - heard in Ramble
Baltimore Oriole - 2 (Delacorte Theater & Captain's Bench)

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Date: 5/1/17 11:32 am
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] FOY hummer
I just had my first Ruby-throated Hummingbird of the year at my feeders within a minute of refilling them!  A gorgeous male in the sun, how beautiful.
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Date: 5/1/17 10:55 am
From: Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler
Active early afternoon at Alley Pond Park.

As of 1:30pm Jason Linch and I observed the bird near the burled tree by Decadon Pond. Still actively singing as well. Bird was Playing hard to get as we couldn't get a decent photo.

Other warblers of note were Magnolia, Blackburnian, Am Redstart, Black and White, Blue-winged, BT blue, Black Throated Green, and a few Northern Parulas.

Got a nice look at a Scarlet Tanager and a Solitary Sandpiper who landed in the pond as I was preparing to leave.

Time for lunch!!



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Physician Assistant Studies
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Date: 5/1/17 9:07 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Lousy Photos of Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle Co. Park Broome Co. NY
A digi-scoped some lousy photos of the BLUE GROSBEAK.

The bird had faint rufous wing bars but these didn't come out.

Lighting was poor unfortunately.


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Date: 5/1/17 8:05 am
From: Jeffrey Ritter <jritt...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler - Alley Pond Park, Queens - details
The Kentucky is still being heard singing from the east-west trail just north of Decodon Pond near the tree with the large burl. Of course the bird moves around the area but has almost entirely been on the north side of the path. It was fairly cooperative for this species when I was in park earlier. Many other migrants in this part of the park including Worm-eating, Blue-winged, Prairie, Magnolia warblers, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Baltimore Oriole, Great-crested Flycatcher and more.

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Date: 5/1/17 7:54 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle County park. Broome county.
Just had a singing BLUE GROSBEAK from claybanks trail Upper Lisle County
park in Broome co. The bird was singing voraciously for a while and then
chased by Purple finches. Another Black Vulture was seen in Vestal NY
today as well. Am I still in upstate NY?

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Date: 5/1/17 7:46 am
From: Brendan Fogarty <birderbf...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker - Garden City (Nassau) 5/1
Hi all,
A nice adult RHWO has been present at the Church in the Garden, at the corner of Clinton/Glen Cove Rd and Stewart Ave, near the Roosevelt Field mall. The bird is obsessed with a partially dead tree right in front of the church, along Stewart Avenue. It has been mostly cooperative (I have even seen it just driving by the intersection) but wary of approach. It was calling a couple of days back but not since. Also in the area today were many migrants in the big trees in the neighborgood, including Blackburnian, Blue-winged, and Blackpoll Warblers.
If you really like RHWO, Cape May had over two dozen on a morning flight this week:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36430120

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Date: 5/1/17 7:06 am
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager - Gilgo, Suffolk Co.
Joan Quinlan just called to report a male Summer Tanager at Gilgo. The
bird is in the community to the east of the marina, 3-4 houses from the
east end of the road.

Good luck if you try for it.

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Date: 5/1/17 6:53 am
From: Jeffrey Ritter <jritt...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Alley Pond Kentucky Warbler
Continues in the same area as reported yesterday. Was vocalizing frequently earlier.

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Date: 5/1/17 4:58 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red headed woodpecker again at Muscoot Farm Westchester
For at least the 4th year, a red-head woodpecker is at Muscoot Farm. Westchester Cty. Actually two adults this am, in view, by ed bldg in fields

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Date: 4/30/17 9:48 pm
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Hooded Warblers and the Slingshot
Great article (evidencing a ton of hard work) by Shai and Pat proposing a slingshot event to describe the migration of early 2005, and which showed the same pattern as our current April migration.

There is corroborating evidence on radar to suggest a weather related boost for the most recent migration wave. Looking at the radar loops at Paul Hurtado’s radar site: http://www.pauljhurtado.com/US_Composite_Radar/ , you can see that on the nights of April 24 and 25 there was storm activity from the southeast which reached landfall along a broad area in of the mid-Atlantic coastline. This was followed by a pattern of fairly heavy migration starting from Delaware and Maryland on the 26, and fully reaching our area over the night of the 27th. This corresponds well to the most recent surge of “southern” migrants with ebird and listserv reports starting 4/28 of summer tanager, blue grosbeak, and kentucky warbler, along with smaller numbers of prothonotary warbler and yellow throated warbler.

In light of this phenomenon, this might be a good time to get out and check some of our underbirded parks. Who knows? There might be a Swainson’s out there somewhere waiting to be discovered.

Good spring birding

Peter
> On Apr 29, 2017, at 8:47 PM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> wrote:
>
> An unusual number of Hooded Warblers were found on Long Island and vicinity today, in conjunction with Blue Grosbeaks and Summer Tanagers--and also seasonally early examples of female Indigo Buntings and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. In contrast, the migrant species typically most abundant at this date--Myrtle & Palm Warblers, Savannah & White-throated Sparrows, etc.--were present in at best modest numbers at Long Island's migrant traps today. This disparity is the signature of a slingshot event, set in motion days ago and hundreds of miles away, with the displacement of trans-Gulf migrants over the Atlantic.
>
> Please be sure to report or eBird all Hooded Warblers seen in coastal New York, so that an accurate total can be tabulated.
>
> Whereas most rare-scarce warblers in southeastern NYS tend to occur during the biggest spring flights of common warblers, Hooded and Prothonotary tend to occur here in association with grosbeaks and tanagers, on otherwise slow days. For a discussion of slingshots and different kinds of spring flights, see:
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> http://www.nybirds.org/KBsearch/y2005v55n3/y2005v55n3p213-227mitra.pdf#
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Date: 4/30/17 7:38 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. Apr. 30, 2017 - Least Bittern, Yellow-throated Vireo, Red-headed Woodpecker
Central Park NYC
Sun. Apr. 30, 2017
Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am.


Highlights: Least Bittern (many, many observers today of the 3rd Central Park Record), Yellow-throated Vireo, Red-headed Woodpecker, Monk Parakeets, and 18 species of Wood Warblers.

Canada Goose - pair & interloper Turtle Pond
Mallard - 9 Turtle Pond
Rock Pigeon - pair Evodia Field
Mourning Dove - residents
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 3 Turtle Pond & flyovers
Least Bittern - above the Gill near Azalea Pond from around 8am onwards
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Green Heron - flyover Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Black-crowned Night-Heron - adult Turtle Pond (Andrea Hessel)
Red-tailed Hawk - flyovers
Red-headed Woodpecker - continuing adult at feeders
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Hairy Woodpecker - Summer House (Meredith Barges)
Northern Flicker - territorial displays Summer House & near the Gill & lone birds
Monk Parakeet - 2 birds flying west Oak Bridge
American Kestrel - 2 flyovers (Adam Fasciolo)
Great Crested Flycatcher - Warbler Rock (Jo Fasciolo), Summer House, Evodia Field
White--eyed Vireo - Upper Lobe
Yellow-throated Vireo - Shakespeare Garden
Blue-headed Vireo - 6
Warbling Vireo - Shakespeare Garden
Red-eyed Vireo - Maintenance Field
Blue Jay - residents
Black-capped Chickadee - the Gill
Tufted Titmouse - feeders & heard here & there
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 4 (2 Captain's Bench, Upper Lobe, Mugger's Woods)
House Wren - Shakespeare Garden
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Tupelo Field, Mugger's Woods (Andrea Hessel)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - fairly common
Veery - Warbler Rock (Andrea Hessel)
Hermit Thrush - at least 5
Wood Thrush - 3 (pair Maintenance Field, 1 Tupelo Field)
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - fairly common
House Finch - at least 6 (Turtle Pond & Feeders)
American Goldfinch - 5 (3 feeders, Tupelo Field, Shakespeare Garden)
Ovenbird - 4
Louisiana Waterthrush - Oak Bridge
Northern Waterthrush - Upper Lobe, Laupot Bridge, Tupelo Field
Blue-winged Warbler - Swampy Pin Oak
Black-and-white Warbler - 12
Nashville Warbler - Summer House
Common Yellowthroat - fairly common
Hooded Warbler - Upper Lobe (Emilie Storrs)
American Redstart - one or two at several locations
Northern Parula - singing everywhere
Magnolia Warbler - Summer House
Yellow Warbler - at least 8 (Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, Upper Lobe, Mugger's Woods)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - just males so far
Palm Warbler - 3 Turtle Pond
Pine Warbler - female Swampy Pin Oak
Yellow-rumped Warbler - too many
Prairie Warbler - male Upper Lobe
Black-throated Green Warbler - males Shakespeare Garden, Upper Lobe, Warbler Rock
Eastern Towhee - Turtle Pond
Chipping Sparrow - 2 Summer House in Oak (Adam Fasciolo)
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - female Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Red-winged Blackbird - Turtle Pond & Feeders
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - feeders
Baltimore Oriole - female Maintenance Field

Emilie Storrs showed me a photo of a male Eastern Bluebird she had taken Saturday (4/29) at the Locust Grove.

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Date: 4/30/17 6:41 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 4/30
Sunday, 30th April, 2017 -
Manhattan - mainly Central Park - N.Y. City

Some highlights already known, reported, & (for one in particular) photographed by many - Least Bittern (in the Ramble all day by the Gill - now that’s a bird to celebrate the re-opening of that area to the public… and this apparently the first since May 1989, when the late, great Starr Saphir leading a bird-walk came across one in the same section of the same park), Olive-sided Flycatcher (found near the w. edge of the Ramble, may have moved on), Kentucky Warbler (at the Loch, at least several obs. & thanks to Terry Collins for the initial find), Blue Grosbeak (male, seen at n. end of Strawberry Fields, but trending north, apparently not re-found today; thanks to Julian Hough for that report).

Interesting birds were seen in other Manhattan areas, but it’s hard to beat those species seen in Central this day.

A very wide variety of other migrants, putting on a show for the last day of April. No lengthy annotated list tonight, and (from me) none for most of May… headed off to seek some birds in another place, & hope to catch up with a Mourning Warbler perhaps on my return to NY. Good month of May birding!

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"Kookaburra sits on a rusty nail
gets a boo-boo in his tail
cry, kookaburra! cry, kookaburra!
Oh how life can be…"

lyrics - The Kookaburra song, by
Marion Sinclair.

Tom Fiore
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Date: 4/30/17 3:48 pm
From: Tim Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager, Valley Stream State Park
Didn't get out birding today until later this afternoon, but activity levels were still high. I discovered a female Summer Tanager in the flowering trees around the northernmost comfort station in Valley Stream State Park at around 4:40. She was very vocal, making short, chattering calls that caught my attention. Views were excellent but brief, and I couldn't relocate her after she ducked behind the building despite multiple circles around the immediate area. Apologies for the lateness of this listserv post. Valley Stream and Hempstead Lake both featured decent late April diversity of migrants.

Cheers!
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Date: 4/30/17 11:03 am
From: Terry <tgrainger...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Rose Breasted Grosbeak
3 now on our feeders in Carmel,NY

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Date: 4/30/17 10:18 am
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Lenshood found at Evodia feeders
Did you lose one there?

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Date: 4/30/17 8:06 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky W., Blue Grosbeak, & etc. Central Park, NYC 4/30
Sunday, 4/30/2017-
Central Park, N.Y.C.

A Kentucky Warbler has been reported from the Loch area, Central’s north end; apparently moving a bit east when seen, mid-morning. Some other observers are certain to be seeking this.

A male Blue Grosbeak has been observed at the Strawberry Fields section of Central Park (a bit earlier in the morning) but had apparently moved off to the north; so far there is no new word on this species - one could be found in almost any area within the park.

An adult Red-headed Woodpecker was around the feeders & vicinity in the Ramble area, and the Least Bittern was continuing at the Gill, just west of the Azalea Pond in the Ramble. Plenty of other migrants are also about with further fresh migration that has occurred.

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Date: 4/30/17 7:25 am
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky warbler. Alley pond park, Queens.
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Birding with Jeff Ritter and the Veltris north of Decadon pond.   Hooded and blue-winged found earlier by the Veltris in an area reached by taking the trail east of the pond north and past an intersecting trail.  Continue north for about 100 yards. Kentucky was seen on the left in area of singing blue wing.  Kentucky was not vocalizing.  Responded one time to spishing.  




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Date: 4/30/17 5:41 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Least Bittern & etc., Central Park, NYC 4/30 (Sunday)
Sunday, 30 April, 2017 - Cenral Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

A LEAST Bittern has been discovered at the Gill, in the heart of the (very recently re-opened) Central Park’s Ramble section. This is certain to attract many, many seekers / birders / photographers. Please use not only common sense, but an extra dose of courtesy, for the sake of the bird, & towards all park-users & visitors. 'The Gill' is the small stream in the Ramble; the bittern was a bit west of the Azalea Pond section of the Gill. If enough of a crowd gathers, there may be N.Y.P.D. (police) presence in the area.

The Least Bittern is classified as “Threatened” in the State of New York. Do NOT harrass this bird in any way; thanks for using common sense!

A Yellow-throated Warbler has been seen today along the south path of Turtle Pond - & there will be many other migrants yet to be reported. A

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Date: 4/30/17 5:41 am
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC: LEAST BITTERN
Hi all,
A Least Bittern is in a tree West side of Azalea above the Gill.

Good birding,

Anders Peltomaa
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Date: 4/29/17 8:56 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central & Riverside Parks, NYC 4/29 (2 RHWP's, 26 species of Warbler, etc.) / +Great Gull; & Kings Co. notables!
Very notable at Great Gull Island in NY waters, are the return of the Roseate Terns & a sighting of Gray-cheeked Thrush (which follows on a few other reports of that type of thrush in the northeast), today, 4/29. The Great Gull reports are via Joseph DiCostanzo with the Great Gull project / American Museum, Natural History, NY.

And seems worthy of a note that in Brooklyn (Kings County, NY) today were these species, amongst many others - BLUE GROSBEAK, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, KENTUCKY WARBLER (these all seen in Prospect Park), & CERULEAN WARBLER (this a first site record at Dreier-Offernan park, and found by Shane Blodgett, seen also by Alex Wilson; photo’d, & appears to be a poss. 1st-spring male with less-than full breastband) - kudos to all the Brooklyn birders on these & other finds.

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Incidentally, on Hooded Warblers pushing north & east thru the region, there are now reports of that species up into northern New England; the recent event seems to have pushed a fairly broad array of neotropical-wintering migrants to either past where they are fully-expected &/or, in particular, into areas where, if expected, the usual arrival dates are from 1 to even 2 weeks later. And that some of these migrants have moved in numbers, not merely 1’s or two’s here & there, is indicative of an event affected by weather that was rather widespread. Examples of 2 northern New England Hoodeds, just today (4/29) a report from Burlington, VT; and a lingering bird seen again today at Harpswell, mid-coast Maine. On other species much farther north from breeding areas, Prothonotary Warbler had been seen in Nova Scotia (maritime Canada) as early as 18 April; the appearance of neotrop. migrants in mid-spring in the Canadian maritime provinces is a somewhat ‘special’ case, as birds are brought not just north to such areas, but also quite far east (relative to any of NY).

It can be added, a fair number of the early or early-ish migrants now being found are also not in anything even close to peak numbers; many are still in rather low numbers, yet at the same time, arrivals of species such as Indigo Bunting are now being reported from the Hudson river valley in known breeding areas, & the numbers (of that species) seem not-insignificant. Additionally, the movements of migrants in the area of SE NY, including NYC and Long Island, and some of the near-shore counties, is complex, with what appear rather diverse & often-divergent-seeming flow of species (particulart species) and massed-migration, with timings & numbers also varying from barrier-beach islands, to large-river corridors, to near-shore upland ridges, and more to consider in the movement of migrants of so many varied kinds.

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On Red Phalarope in Manhattan (NYC), there apparently are some records going back into the 1960’s including an individual that lingered for some days, using more than one of the park’s water-bodies in its visit - thanks esp. to Peter Post for the additional information. This latter referring to a bird seen in Central Park more than a half-century ago.

Sightings of Hooded Merganser in Central Park in late April are modestly late; at least 3 were noted by many on Fri. 4/28, with one of these still at the same location, Turtle Pond, Saturday. There was a recent report of Ring-necked Duck in Central, and I am inclined to think this was a solid ID, for 1 bird at the reservoir.

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Saturday, 29 April, 2017 -

Central Park & Riverside Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

At least 26 species of Warblers were found in Central Park today - even in less-birded Riverside Park, 17 species of warbler were noted, and that in only-afternoon hours, and mainly in the areas from W. 83 St. north to near W. 121 St. (the “drip” itself, near about W. 118 St., seemed not be active with visiting birds, perhaps because many puddles were all about in that park from the heavy showers of the pre-dawn hours.)

Two Red-headed Woodpeckers were present in Central Park today, with a freshly-arrived adult seen by 100+ observers thru part of the day in the Ramble, & the long-lingering 1st-year Red-headed still in it’s ‘territory’ - but showing some signs it might be about to get more mobile.


Some notes on sightings in Central &/or Riverside Parks, 4/29:

Common Loon (fly-over, early a.m.)
Red-necked Grebe (the “you can’t prove it’s the rehab-release” grebe continues at the reservoir in Central)
Double-crested Cormorant (lotsa fly-overs, & in Central also)
Great Egret (40+ fly-overs & a few also headed north, rather than east or west; additional several in Central)
Snowy Egret (6+, flyovers including one seen from Riverside Park going across the Hudson river, nr. W. 108 St.)
Green Heron (Central Park)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Central Park)
Turkey Vulture (5 or more fly-overs seen from Central Park)
Canada Goose
Brant (multiple fly-overs, a.m. - and some in Hudson river, from Riverside Park)
Wood Duck (still on C.P. reservoir, early a.m.)
Gadwall (Central Park & Hudson river)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (2, C.P. reservoir)
Bufflehead (4 or more, C.P. reservoir)
Hooded Merganser (1, on 4/29 and 3, on 4/28, Turtle Pond, Central Park)
Ruddy Duck (at least several remaining at C.P)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Wild Turkey (continuing, Central Park)
Clapper Rail (continuing in inappropriate habitat, C.P. Loch, a released-there rehabbed bird)
Greater Yellowlegs (calling fly-over, Central Park, a.m.)
Solitary Sandpiper (at least 2, north end, Central Park)
Spotted Sandpiper (Central Park & Hudson river from Riverside Park)
Laughing Gull (12+ fly-overs, Central Park, poss. reg. stop-ins at reservoir there in afternoon)
Ring-billed Gull (very few)
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift (25+ moving north, perhaps a dozen over Central; one noted from Riverside Park)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (several, including one seen moving north in afternoon, Riverside)
Belted Kingfisher (early a.m., The Pond, Central Park)
Red-headed Woodpecker (2 individuals, one freshly-arrived, the other a long-lingering 1st-year bird)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker (slight movement, a few detected also in brief run to West 28 St. in Manhattan)
Empidonax [genus] Flycatcher (several of putative “willow” type which were non-vocal, Central Park)
Least Flycatcher (several, Central Park - some were vocal)
Eastern Phoebe (one, Riverside Park, slightly “late”)
Great Crested Flycatcher (several, Central Park & 1, Riverside Park)
Eastern Kingbird (multiple, both parks)
White-eyed Vireo (Central Park)
Blue-headed Vireo (Central and Riverside Parks)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Central Park)
Warbling Vireo (Central and Riverside Parks)
Red-eyed Vireo (Central Park)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee (few)
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch (2, Central Park)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren (Central & Riverside Parks)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (not that many)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Central & Riverside Parks)
Veery (multiple, Central Park)
Swainson's Thrush (more than 5, Central Park, & one in Riverside Park)
Hermit Thrush (multiple)
Wood Thrush (several)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (near-common)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (multiple)
European Starling
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Blue-winged Warbler (few)
Tennessee Warbler (6+, with 4+ in Central Park, at least 2 in Riverside Park, mostly detected by songs)
Orange-crowned Warbler (continuing in Central Park)
Nashville Warbler (multiple, a few of these in Riverside Park as well)
Northern Parula (multiple)
Yellow Warbler (relatively few)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (few)
Magnolia Warbler (at least 3 in Central Park)
Cape May Warbler (minimum of 4, Central Park; also 1 singing male in Riverside Park, near W. 117 St.)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (multiple)
Myrtle [ak.a. Yellow-rumped] Warbler (many, many hundreds; detected in a few street trees in Manhattan as well)
Black-throated Green Warbler (multiple)
Blackburnian Warbler (2, Central Park, & one in Riverside Park near W. 117 St.)
Yellow-throated Warbler (singing male albilora race; NOT provably the same individual seen in Central previously)
Pine Warbler (Central Park, p.m.)
Prairie Warbler (several, and one in Riverside Park)
Palm Warbler (multiple)
Blackpoll Warbler (one, Riverside Park & rep’td. in Central again)
Worm-eating Warbler (Central Park)
Ovenbird (multiple)
Northern Waterthrush (multiple)
Louisiana Waterthrush (Central Park, rather ‘late’ but hardly unprecedented)
Common Yellowthroat (multiple, including females)
Hooded Warbler (minimum of 4 individual males in Central Park, some singing at times)
Wilson's Warbler (Central Park)
Canada Warbler (Central Park)
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Scarlet Tanager (several, Central, & at least one, Riverside Park in the sanctuary area)
Eastern Towhee (multiple)
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow (Central Park)
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow (several, Central Park)
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow (at least several, Central Park)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (more than a few, also seen in Riverside Park)
Indigo Bunting (several, including one at Riverside Park)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole (Central Park)
Baltimore Oriole (multiple males, & one female in Central; also noted in Riverside Park, plus 2 in street trees)
Purple Finch (a few in Central Park)
House Finch
American Goldfinch (multiple)
House Sparrow

Since we are mentioning migrants, there were Green Darner dragonflies (Anax junius) as well as the butterflies American Lady (in some numbers), & Orange Sulphur, Question-mark, and (1) Gray Hairstreak, seen in the afternoon at Riverside Park. (these are relatively-expected, though Gray Hairstreak can be quite variable in numbers, & not always easy to detect)

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"Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking.”
- Wangari Muta Mathaii (1940-2011; activist, author, planter of trees, member of Parliament in Kenya, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the first environmentalist in the world and first African woman to receive that honor)

good -and ethical- birding,

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Date: 4/29/17 6:04 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Misses and Hits Nassau Co.
In my second attempt at seeing the apparent cooperative (for some) Lido Preserve Prothonotary Warbler, I once again dipped. Given Bobby Berlingeri's yesterday's report of WFIB, I scanned the marsh carefully but no White Ibis (WFIB) was present.

There was a decent number of shorebirds on the marsh. Dunlins, Black-bellied Plovers, Least Sandpipers, Short-billed Dowitchers were the dominant numbers with a few Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Plovers, Semipalmated Sandpipers and Red Knots making up the rest of the ones I saw well enough to identify. A few birders reported Tri-colored Heron.

Leaving Lido, I tried for and dipped on the Ruff and the reported Pacific Loon from Timber Point Marina.

Heading back west, I decided on trying for the reported Blue Grosbeaks at Jones Beach West End. Michael Scheibel and his wife who were also birding the area compared notes with me and we confirmed seeing 4 Blue Grosbeaks. 2 females and 2 males. Tim Healy's earlier report from the same area, mentioned 3 Blue Grosbeaks and based on his description, we could have had at the very least 5 different birds on site, since both males seen by myself were in pristine condition.

Additional notable birds from the Jones Beach area not mentioned by Tim included, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and an American Bittern. The latter flying across the road just after I exited past the toll booth. It was heading east and dropped out of site in an area known to host waterfowl at West End.

Cheers,

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Date: 4/29/17 5:47 pm
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hooded Warblers and the Slingshot
An unusual number of Hooded Warblers were found on Long Island and vicinity today, in conjunction with Blue Grosbeaks and Summer Tanagers--and also seasonally early examples of female Indigo Buntings and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. In contrast, the migrant species typically most abundant at this date--Myrtle & Palm Warblers, Savannah & White-throated Sparrows, etc.--were present in at best modest numbers at Long Island's migrant traps today. This disparity is the signature of a slingshot event, set in motion days ago and hundreds of miles away, with the displacement of trans-Gulf migrants over the Atlantic.

Please be sure to report or eBird all Hooded Warblers seen in coastal New York, so that an accurate total can be tabulated.

Whereas most rare-scarce warblers in southeastern NYS tend to occur during the biggest spring flights of common warblers, Hooded and Prothonotary tend to occur here in association with grosbeaks and tanagers, on otherwise slow days. For a discussion of slingshots and different kinds of spring flights, see:

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Date: 4/29/17 5:46 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. Apr. 29, 2017 - 19 Warblers incl. Cape May & Yellow-throated Warblers, Adult Red-headed Woodpecker
Central Park NYC
Saturday Apr. 29, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on Bird Walk starting from the Boathouse at 7:30 & 9:00am.

Highlights: 19 species of Wood Warblers including Cape May & Yellow-throated Warblers, adult Red-headed Woodpecker, Veeries, Swainson's, Hermit, and Wood Thrushes.

Canada Goose - Turtle Pond
Mallard
Hooded Merganser - female Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - residents including 10 at Evodia Field
Chimney Swift - 3
Spotted Sandpiper - Turtle Pond (Jeff Ward)
Great Black-backed Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 turtle Pond & flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Turkey Vulture - 2 flyovers Evodia Field (after lunch)
Red-tailed Hawk - adult perched over Humming Tombstone & flyovers
Red-headed Woodpecker - adult seen at Humming tombstone & Evodia Field
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - 4
Great Crested Flycatcher - Tanner's Spring (Jeff Ward) & Evodia Field
Eastern Kingbird - Belvedere Castle
Blue-headed Vireo - 5 including 4 between King of Poland & Belvedere Castle
Blue Jay - residents
Fish Crow - heard
Red-breasted Nuthatch - (Stefan Passlick)
White-breasted Nuthatch - Azalea Pond (Jeff Ward)
House Wren - Ramble & Shakespeare Garden
Carolina Wren - heard
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Tanner's Spring
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 20
Veery - Humming Tombstone, Azalea Pond, south of Azalea Pond, Summit Rock
Swainson's Thrush - Azalea Pond (Stefan Passlick)
Hermit Thrush - Laupot Bridge, Humming Tombstone, Summit Rock/Tanner's Spring
Wood Thrush - pair Maintenance Field, another south of Azalea Pond
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - multiple locations
House Finch - 3
American Goldfinch - feeders and the Oven
Ovenbird - 4 (Humming Tombstone, south of Evodia field, 2 Summit Rock/Tanner's Spring)
Worm-eating Warbler - south of Azalea Pond (7:30 walk)
Northern Waterthrush - at least 2 (Tupelo Field, Oven)
Black-and-white Warbler - 8
Tennessee Warbler - Upper Lobe
Nashville Warbler - Upper Lobe
Common Yellowthroat - 3 (male at the Point, male Turtle Pond (Carine Mitchell), female Shakespeare Garden (Jeff Ward))
Hooded Warbler - male south of Azalea Pond (Matthieu Benoit)
American Redstart - 5 all males
Cape May Warbler - male Tanner's Spring
Northern Parula - at least 20
Yellow Warbler - 10
Blackpoll Warbler - east side Azalea Pond
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 5
Palm Warbler - 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 75
Yellow-throated Warbler - Tanner's Spring
Prairie Warbler - male Upper Lobe
Black-throated Green Warbler - 3 (male Turtle Pond, male Captain's Bench, male feeders)
Eastern Towhee - (female Humming Tombstone, female s. of Evodia)
Chipping Sparrow - 15 lawn south of Tanner's Spring
White-throated Sparrows - few
White-crowned Sparrow - adult south of Tanner's Spring (thanks to Jordan Spindel)
Scarlet Tanager - males Evodia Field (Jeff Ward), Captain's Bench
Northern Cardinal - residents
Indigo Bunting - male Captain's Bench (Stefan Passlick)
Red-winged Blackbird - feeders
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - female Maintenance Field
Orchard Oriole - adult male Summit Rock (Jeff Ward)
Baltimore Oriole - Evodia Field, Summit Rock (Jeff Ward)


Alice Deutsch reported a Magnolia Warbler at the Summer House (Rustic Shelter).

Deb Allen

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Date: 4/29/17 9:25 am
From: Timothy Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach: 3 Blue Grosbeaks and other migrants
Despite favorable conditions last night, THE big push of migrants is still
yet to come. Radar seemed to show more birds leaving our area than coming
in, and the early morning storms which might have produced fallout later in
the season didn't amount to much. Nevertheless, Jones Beach featured some
nice activity on this pleasant morning. The indisputable highlight was a
trio of Blue Grosbeaks encountered over the course of my time there: a
continuing female by the Coast Guard fence, a bright male working his way
west from the tollbooth to the boat basin, and a less flashy male by the
exit. Great opportunities to take photos and audio of this relatively
uncommon visitor. Other migrants of note included a White-eyed Vireo,
Indigo Buntings, Baltimore Orioles, and some House Wrens duking it out.
Only three warblers: Palm, Yellow, and many sharp-looking Myrtles. Common
Loons in vocalizing in flight were a treat. Some Fish Crows, usually less
common than Americans at Jones, are apparently building a nest in the
median.

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Date: 4/29/17 7:20 am
From: <suefeustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)
Molting male observed feeding on north side of parkway median opposite RMSP Field 2 main entrance. Bird is extremely shy and easily frightened.

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Date: 4/29/17 6:58 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret, Central Park (many migrants), NYC 4/29 (Saturday)
Saturday, 29 April, 2017 -

A Western Cattle Egret remains at the small greenspace along the north side of West 28th Street, between Eighth & Ninth Avenues, in Manhattan, N.Y. City as of about 8:15 a.m. today.

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Central Park (in Manhattan) is again enjoying many expected migrants; there are a minimum of 3 singing male Hooded Warblers in the park, one at the far south end (Hallett Sanctuary area), with another in the far north end (woods) as privately & publicly reported elsewhere, and the one already noted within the Strawberry Fields section, by West 72 St. in Central. There may well be a 4th male Hooded, as there are sightings in the east-Ramble, somewhat far from Strawberry Fields, but it is also typical for many Hooded Warblers first arriving in Central to wander a bit, & sometimes quite a bit, as they seek a ‘patch' they may (or may not) settle into for a longer visit.

A singing Yellow-throated Warbler is among many migrants near Summit Rock, a rise (& in fact the highest natural point of land within the park) near West 83-84 Streets, just inside the park’s western edge; thanks to Brenda Inskeep for updates on that; many other migrant species are being found at this moment throughout all of the park; as usual the highest observer effort is in the Ramble & vicinity as well as the northern end of the park.

A long-lingering, now-brightly-plumaged Red-headed Woodpecker remains in the area of the park just west of East 68th Street, a short while ago it was ranging a bit more, from nearer both E. 69 St. & to nearer E. 67 St. - patience, & observing high branches from a good vantage point, may help in spotting this bird. It is not that vocal, in recent months.

There are certain to be many more species of some interest to report later on.

good birding,
Tom Fiore
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Date: 4/29/17 4:47 am
From: Steve M. Chorvas <schorvas...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] New Arrivals - Ulster County
Friday, 28 April 2017
Town of Saugerties, Northern Ulster County

There was an apparently good movement of migrants into the area last
night, with many new arrivals this morning. Late this morning I
returned home from work and was immediately greeted with first-of-season
(FOS) singing Wood Thrush, Ovenbird, American Redstart, two brilliant
male Cape May Warblers, and a male Baltimore Oriole. There were at
least a dozen Yellow-rumped Warblers and a FOS male Scarlet Tanager
foraging in the tree tops, and a FOS male Rose-breasted Grosbeak
visiting my sunflower feeder a short time later. A short walk along the
edge of my meadow and adjoining woods produced FOS Least Flycatcher,
Great-crested Flycatcher (already checking out a nest box), Eastern
Kingbird, Blue-winged Warbler, and a pair of Common Yellowthroats, along
with another singing Ovenbird and Baltimore Oriole.

This afternoon on a nearby utility cut in the Town of Saugerties I
encountered three FOS Prairie Warblers singing on breeding territory and
one FOS Indigo Bunting. A very colorful, and very vocal, FOS adult male
Orchard Oriole provided nice close-up looks as it sang from a roadside
shrub on Lauren Tice Road.

There was also a good showing of recently emerged butterflies on the
utility cut. Clouded Sulphur (2), Eastern Pine Elfin (2), Eastern
Tailed Blues (12+), and a Juvenal's Duskywing were all new for the year
for me. Spring Azures and Cabbage Whites were flying in good numbers,
and there were at least three Falcate Orangetips coursing the ground,
including my first female of the year. Perhaps most remarkable, I
encountered at least 8 fresh Gray Hairstreaks. There easily could have
been more, but I conservatively did not count individuals within 100
feet of my previous sighting. I don't recall ever seeing this number of
Gray Hairstreaks in one location at one time.

Nearly dusk now, and my first Veery of the year is singing from the
woodlands.


Steve


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Date: 4/29/17 4:10 am
From: Tod Winston <twinston...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Male hooded warbler in Strawberry Field
Quite high up in one of the oaks over the path at the eastern side of the
north field
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Date: 4/28/17 8:27 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 28 April 2017
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 28, 2017
* NYNY1704.28

- Birds mentioned
PACIFIC LOON+
WHITE IBIS+
RUFF+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Wild Turkey
Cattle Egret
SANDHILL CRANE
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
RED PHALAROPE
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Veery
Wood Thrush
American Pipit
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Black-throated Green Warbler
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
SUMMER TANAGER
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
BLUE GROSBEAK
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole

- Transcript

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Number: (212) 979-3070

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

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Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 28th 2017
at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are PACIFIC LOON, WHITE IBIS, RUFF,
RED PHALAROPE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, SANDHILL CRANE, YELLOW-THROATED
WARBLER, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK, CLAY-COLORED
SPARROW plus Spring migrants.

An interesting mix of rarities this week included reports of 2 species of
phalaropes. A RED briefly Wednesday off the northeastern edge of Randall's
Island and 2 RED-NECKEDS Wednesday morning in the Old Inlet on Fire Island
west of Smith Point County Park. There were no subsequent sightings of
either and very interesting was a report of a WHITE IBIS flying northeast
with Glossy Ibis over Valley Stream State Park this evening.

A black RUFF reappeared again Tuesday midday in the marsh north of the
parking lot at Timber Point East Marina. This week's only sighting despite
much searching. However on Thursday birders did spot a PACIFIC LOON just
off shore. The loon ultimately swimming off behind a vent in the marsh.

The south fork SANDHILL CRANE was still at Wainscott Pond yesterday.

Of the two regional CATTLE EGRETS the lower Manhattan one was still on the
north side of 28th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues today while the
Bridgehampton bird was last reported Saturday around Mecox Road and Halsey
Lane.

A southern big four among the passerines were all noted this week.
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was at least to yesterday still lingering at the Lido
Beach Passive Nature Area off Lido Boulevard just west of Point Lookout. A
today YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was present today at the Point in Central
Park. A BLUE GROSBEAK was in Prospect Park today and a SUMMER TANAGER
briefly visited a small park along East 51st Street Thursday followed by a
male at Jones Beach West End today. A lingering ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was
still on Central Park Thursday and as noted in much of the NYC area the
overnight southerly flow coupled with fog in the morning produced a nice
migratory push into the region with decent numbers of warblers and other
seasonal migrants dropping into local parks. Early arriving warblers for
the week included WORM-EATING, MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACKBURNIAN,
BLACK-THROATED BLUE, AMERICAN REDSTART and even BLACKPOLL along with more
of NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, OVENBIRD, BLUE-WINGED, NASHVILLE, NORTHERN PARULA,
BLACK-THROATED GREEN, YELLOW and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT.

A large variety of other landbirds has included a couple of YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOOS, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, EASTERN KINGBIRD, WOOD THRUSH and
VEERY, RED-EYED, YELLOW-THROATED and WARBLING VIREOS, SCARLET TANAGER,
ORCHARD and BALTIMORE ORIOLES, INDIGO BUNTING, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK and
BOBOLINK. A highlight was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW found at Central Park's
north end today.

A couple of AMERICAN PIPITS were at Randall's Island Thursday. RED-HEADED
WOODPECKERS include one still in Central Park west of East 68th Street and
2 at Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx last weekend. Among the other interesting
Central Park visitors this week were WILD TURKEY and BARRED OWL. Both
SOLITARY and SPOTTED SANDPIPERS are appearing in increasing numbers.

A CASPIAN TERN has been visiting Prospect Park Lake from Monday through
today. Another stayed around Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in
Queens Wednesday and Thursday and others have appeared recently. A ROYAL
TERN was reported from Lido Beach Passive Nature Area Monday.

Five LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and an ICELAND GULL were spotted at
Heckscher State Park Tuesday and other ICELANDS include one lingering
around the Brooklyn piers and one on Staten Island Sunday. A GLAUCOUS GULL
was spotted in Bridgehampton Saturday.

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Date: 4/28/17 7:44 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Friday April 28, 2017 Clay-colored Sparrow, Yellow-throated & White-eyed Vireos
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday April 28, 2017
OBS: robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob, on bird walk starting from the
Conservatory Garden at 9:00am.

Highlights: Clay-colored Sparrow, Yellow-throated & White-eyed Vireos,
Veery, Wood Thrush, Spotted & Solitary Sandpipers, and 13 species of
Wood Warblers.

Mallard - Loch & Meer
Belted Kingfisher - Loch
Chimney Swift - 10
Mourning Dove - residents
Great Egret - Island at the Meer and 10 flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 2 at the Meer & flyovers
Red-tailed Hawk - apir over the Meer
Spotted Sandpiper - being chased by a grackle at the Meer
Solitary Sandpiper - 2 at Compost area, later 2 at the Loch (perhaps
the same birds)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents & friendly bird at the Loch
Northern Flicker
Eastern Kingbird - pair Meer
Great Crested Flycatcher- near the Loch
Yellow-thrated Vireo - Green Bench
White-eyed Vireo - west side of Wildflower Meadow
Blue-headed Vireo - 7
Warbling Vireo - Meer
Barns Swallow - 2 Meer
Blue Jay - residents
American Crow - heard & seen
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse - 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch - N0rth Woods
White-breasted Nuthatch - Loch
House Wren - 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
Veery - North Woods
Hermit Thrush - a few
Wood Thrush - singing at the Loch
Gray Catbird - 5
Purple Finch - 5 Dead Road (Mayra Cruz)
American Goldfinch - 3 Great Hill
Ovenbird - North Woods
Louisiana Waterthrush - Loch
Northern Waterthrush - 3
Black-and-white-Warbler - 5 (both males & females)
Common Yellowthroat - west side of Loch
Northern Paula - 7 to 10 (Green Bench etc.)
American Redstart - Green Bench (Mayra Cruz)
Yellow Warbler - Loch
Prairie Warbler - male Green Bench (David Barrett)
Palm Warbler - 4 or 5
Black-throated Blue Warbler - male Loch
Yellow-rumped Warbler - around 30
Black-throated Green Warbler - male west side of Loch
Eastern Towhee - a few including a pair in the North Woods
Chipping Sparrow - 25 in a flock at Nutter's Battery
song Sparrow - heard
Swamp sparrow - 2 (Wildflwer Meadow & Loch)
Clay-colored Sparrow - edge of Meer below Nutter's Battery (David
Barrett)
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager - 2 North Woods (Gillian Henry)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - pair at the Meer
Brown-headed Cowbird - compost area
Orchard Oriole - first-spring male Dead Road
Baltimore Oriole - male at the Meer

A Spotted Sandpiper at Turtle Pond was inadvertently omitted from
Thursday's report.

Deb Allen
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Date: 4/28/17 7:33 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Manhattan, N.Y. City, 4/28
Friday, 28 April, 2017

Today I put in about 8+ hours in Central Park, starting at first-light, and also about 2+ hours in Riverside Park’s northern sections, especially around that park’s sanctuary area, and “the drip” as well as a look in the northern patch of sloping woods.

Highlghts, from Central Park included: Clapper Rail (a ‘rehabbed’ / released bird, & not sure it ought to have been placed in Central, where there is no truly appropriate habitat, but at least, this rail is feeding & clearly fending for itself, and there were some good views late in the day, at the Loch, which was the place of its initial release some days prior…), Wild Turkey (a female, wild & free, not a release! again at the SW part of the park), the multiple Solitary Sandpipers (& several Spotteds), Yellow-billed Cuckoo (seen by a number of birders at the Loch & vicinity), the still-there Red-headed Woodpecker (a first-year bird in very bright plumage, a bit west of East 68-69th Streets, & often high in branches, requiring some patience to view), Great Crested & Least Flycatchers, and Eastern Kingbirds, 5 Vireo species (only “missing” Philly), Marsh Wren (& the 3 other regular wren species), at least 4 Catharus [genus] Thrush species (I photographed Swainson’s Thrush in the north woods later in the day, the others seen in the multiple were Veery, Wood, & esp. in numbers, Hermit Thrush), at least 22 species of Warbler, including Yellow-throated, Orange-crowned, Worm-eating, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Blackpoll (I quote Chris Cooper, “YES, Blackpoll” - but there were in fact several or more of these seen in Manhattan today, & that is not as unusual as was once thought at the end of April), & Louisiana Waterthrush (which is a bit uncommon here, by end of April; see notes below), Scarlet Tanager, both of the Oriole species (Orchard & Baltimore, the latter in fair numbers), PINE SISKIN (a bit late in the season for here, but not that unusual a date - 1 visiting the Ramble feeders and vicinity), & nine Sparrow species plus E. Towhee, with a most unexpected-in-spring CLAY-COLORED Sparrow, which was seen earlier in the day by the Meer, & then re-found (thanks, Karen Fung, & David Barrett, for trying so late in the day), a good bird for a few of us to finish out a long & productive day. The Clay-colored was photographed at day’s end. And thanks to the original finder of that sparrow*

At Riverside Park’s northern section, a good many migrants, with Myrtle [a.k.a. Yellow-rumped] Warbler by far the most evident & most numerous migrant seen, but with at least some variety as well, with a bit of effort - one dozen warbler spp. - the “best” of them probably a Worm-eating near the south end of the sanctuary area (roughly near West 116 St.) & with a bit of thrush variety - Veery, Wood, & Hermit in low-ish numbers.

A somewhat annotated day-list, 4/28, just for Central Park:

Red-necked Grebe (lingering at the reservoir, high color & is feeding, but can it really fly - far??_
Double-crested Cormorant (hundreds of fly-overs going mostly north, all day, & many in park)
Great Egret (common fly-overs seen from north end of park, & some in park)
Snowy Egret (uncommon fly-overs seen from north end of park; 4 noted this morning)
Green Heron (several, one of them seemed to be still-migrating - north - at first light)
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Brant (modest numbers noted, all fly-overs)
Wood Duck (drake, reservoir)
Gadwall (several pairs)
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (a few, reservoir)
Bufflehead (7 or 8, reservoir)
Ruddy Duck (few remain, reservoir)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Wild Turkey (as noted above in the highlights)
Clapper Rail (a released bird, present now for some days)
Solitary Sandpiper (multiple, probably 6+ in park)
Spotted Sandpiper (multiple)
Least Sandpiper (uncommonly noted, but annual in park)
Wilson's Snipe (2 low fly-overs, flushed by other humans)
Laughing Gull (several, reservoir, mid-day)
Ring-billed Gull (very few today)
[American] Herring Gull (reservoir & fly-overs)
Great Black-backed Gull (reservoir especially)
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Loch, multiple observers)
Chimney Swift (some pushing thru early, plus a modest no. lingering overhead)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (one noted by me, around the Conserv. Garden)
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker (in same area as for many months, as noted above)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (I saw just one)
Downy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker (not that many today)
Least Flycatcher (“che-bek” calls & seen fairly well, north woods - also noted for Ramble area, mult. obs.)
Eastern Phoebe (2, a bit late, as they don’t nest in Central Park)
Great Crested Flycatcher (several, & sometimes vocal too)
Eastern Kingbird (12+, including 8 in one small group working north & out of park, early)
White-eyed Vireo (several, one in north end very vocal & seen & heard by many birders)
Blue-headed Vireo (multiple)
Yellow-throated Vireo (several)
Warbling Vireo (multiple, and some already in territory areas where they may try to nest)
Red-eyed Vireo (at least several)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (few)
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee (scarce)
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch (several, including spring migrants that are moving with warblers)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren (more have arrived)
Winter Wren (1, north woods, a.m.)
Marsh Wren (1 seen by many, south edge of the lake, western section)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (not that many)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (not that many)
Veery (multiple, but not that many)
Swainson's Thrush (photographed, & N.B. also photographed today at Garret Mtn. Reservation, in northern N.J.; poss. several noted by others as well in Central today, very-modestly early)
Hermit Thrush (fair numbers, thru park)
Wood Thrush (modest numbers)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (300+++ thru all of park)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (still pushing through)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (a few small flocks)
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Blue-winged Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler (continuing, near n.w. part of Lake / Ramble edge)
Nashville Warbler (multiple, but not many)
Northern Parula (multiple, but not that many)
Yellow Warbler (multiple, but not many)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (several, north end & Ramble areas)
Magnolia Warbler (one in north woods, very-modestly early)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (perhaps 8+ thru all of the park)
Myrtle [a.k.a. Yellow-rumped] Warbler (more than 1,000 - including a dawn flight of many, many hundreds seen exiting the park near 110 St. at the north park edge, & very few returning in the hour after that)
Black-throated Green Warbler (multiple, but not many)
Blackburnian Warbler (north end, &…?)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Ramble, this was again in the areas near the Point, the so-called “oven” and to the west, with many observers)
Prairie Warbler (few)
Palm Warbler (not as many, but still not scarce at all; more females arrived)
Blackpoll Warbler (1 or 2 in Central - but also seen in at least 2 other Manhattan parks today by multiple observers)
Black-and-white Warbler (many, but rather fewer than previous day)
American Redstart (8+ in various areas, most seen were adult male)
Worm-eating Warbler (several, Ramble & n. woods)
Ovenbird (still not too common)
Northern Waterthrush (multiple)
Louisiana Waterthrush (1, Loch - there were also a few Northerns in the Loch at times of the morning; the Louisiana gave a song as well)
Common Yellowthroat (multiple, but not many)
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Scarlet Tanager (few)
Eastern Towhee (not scarce yet - females & males; also at Riverside Park)
Chipping Sparrow (many still around, often feeding high in oaks & other trees)
Clay-colored Sparrow (excellent views at the area south of the Meer, between “Nutter’s Battery” and Fort Clinton, or roughly across from the Dana Discovery Center, when re-found by K.F. at around 6:45 p.m. or so, and seen by at least 3 add’l. obs. after that; good photos also obtained)
Field Sparrow (few)
Savannah Sparrow (modest numbers)
Song Sparrow (modest numbers)
Lincoln's Sparrow (I found one in the Summit Rock area, later a.m.)
Swamp Sparrow (modest numbers)
White-throated Sparrow (hundreds & hundreds, partly a fresh batch of passage-migrants stopping in)
White-crowned Sparrow (several, one adult nicely contrasting with the above Clay-colored, which of course it towered-over)
Dark-eyed Junco (2, bit late, in n. woods, a.m.)
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting (several, incl. some not in bright color, &/or female)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (multiple, but not many)
Red-winged Blackbird (many, incl. a lot of females feeding in oaks & other trees)
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole (several, mostly detected by voice)
Baltimore Oriole (many males, all thru Central, & a modest no. in Riverside today)
Purple Finch (very modest number, compared with the previous day)
House Finch
Pine Siskin (uncommon-rare late visitor at feeders & vicinity, Ramble)
American Goldfinch (fair numbers all thru park, both seen & heard)
House Sparrow

- - - -
"Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as inevitable that which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or the vision to demand that which is good?"
- Rachel Carson (1907-1964; marine biologist, conservationist, author whose books include ‘Silent Spring’. Sir David Attenborough has remarked that that book may have had an effect on science second only to Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”.)

*thanks to Robert DeCandido PhD for the initlal report of Clay-colored Sparrow today.
Good -and ethical- birding to all.

Tom Fiore,
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Date: 4/28/17 6:53 pm
From: Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Nassau Co. White Ibis!
For the record, the Ibis was in full adult plumage.
On Apr 28, 2017 8:03 PM, "Robert Berlingeri" <rjberlingeri...> wrote:

> Seen flying NE from the Parking lot at Valley Stream State Park with
> about 23 Glossys at about 6:10PM. Unmistakable, and seen back lit in
> great light just as I got out of the car. - Truly a gift.....All field
> marks match up perfectly, even its stightly larger size. Birders
> should keep a lookout for this bird at typical Glossy gathering areas
> to the east. NYSARC Report to follow.....
>
> Bobby Berlingeri
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Date: 4/28/17 5:04 pm
From: Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nassau Co. White Ibis!
Seen flying NE from the Parking lot at Valley Stream State Park with
about 23 Glossys at about 6:10PM. Unmistakable, and seen back lit in
great light just as I got out of the car. - Truly a gift.....All field
marks match up perfectly, even its stightly larger size. Birders
should keep a lookout for this bird at typical Glossy gathering areas
to the east. NYSARC Report to follow.....

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Date: 4/28/17 4:59 pm
From: Juan Salas <juansalasprieto1971...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Question about hybridization between Seaside Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sparrow.
Thank you for your fast reactions.
No need for consolation, Tom.
Angus, you're right, the light was less than perfect.
The bird is clearly a Seaside Sparrow, and I identified it as such, but
the ochre on the side of the neck, behind the eye stripe, is a feature that
does not show on any representation of the bird I have had access to
(although similar to a juvenile's plumage), and the belly is light.

Beadle and Rising mention on page 171 of their Sparrows of the United
States and Canada from 2002 an individual collected in Connecticut in what
seems like an isolated event.

Eric Salzman writing about the Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow in Bull's
Birds of New York State, Levine (ed.) 1998, 519, reports that "Although it
has hybridized with the Seaside Sparrow, the frequency of hybridization is
considered to be low (Grenlaw and Rising, 1994), and there are not recent
records from NY. The two species commonly inhabit the same marshes on LI,
often nesting within a few meters of each other (pers. obs.)"
I do not believe it is a frequent event, but it does happen.
In any case I am eager to learn more about the latest information on the
subject, and I thought today's sighting was a great excuse.
Any further comment would be welcome.
Thank you.
Juan Salas
Brooklyn, NY

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wrote:

> Maybe I'm missing something but could you perhaps explain why you think
> this not a pure Seaside Sparrow?
>
> I am not noticing any inconsistencies, although to be fair it's difficult
> to evaluate a single photo of a partially obscured bird that's facing
> away....
>
> As a side note, I am not aware of evidence for frequent hybridization
> between Seaside and Saltmarsh. However, there is extensive hybridization
> between Nelson's and Saltmarsh Sparrows in the 130 mile zone of overlap
> along the New England coastline from Plum Island in northern Massachusetts
> to southern Maine.
>
> Angus Wilson
> New York City, NY
>
> On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 5:21 PM, Juan Salas <juansalasprieto1971...>
> > wrote:
>
>> I apologize for the cross-posting.
>> I have photographed a Seaside Sparrow this morning at the Salt Marsh
>> Nature Center in Marine Park, Brooklyn that seems to have some features
>> that match Saltmarsh Sparrow. I have read that these two species hybridize
>> regularly.
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/23604521@N00/34194070461/in/da
>> tetaken-public/
>> What would be your opinion about this bird?
>> Thank you,
>> Juan Salas
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Date: 4/28/17 3:28 pm
From: James Coe <jim...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Question about hybridization between Seaside Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sparrow.
I’m not seeing it, Juan. Agree with Angus.

In your photo, the breast is over-exposed, making it appear much lighter than it might otherwise. All other elements of the bird’s plumage seem consistent with a fresh spring Seaside Sparrow. The beak size and shape is all Seaside, too.



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From: <bounce-121479414-3714825...> [mailto:<bounce-121479414-3714825...>] On Behalf Of Juan Salas
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 5:21 PM
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Question about hybridization between Seaside Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sparrow.



I apologize for the cross-posting.

I have photographed a Seaside Sparrow this morning at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park, Brooklyn that seems to have some features that match Saltmarsh Sparrow. I have read that these two species hybridize regularly.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23604521@N00/34194070461/in/datetaken-public/

What would be your opinion about this bird?

Thank you,

Juan Salas

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Date: 4/28/17 3:28 pm
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] more migrants, Manhattan, NYC 4/28
Hi Tom and all,
The Yellow-throated Warbler had white above the lore, suggesting interior
race - Setophaga dominica albifrons.
A couple of photos on Paul Bourdain's blog here:
http://paulsusbirdingblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/yellow-throated-warbler-in-central-parl.html

good birding,

Anders Peltomaa
Manhattan

On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:55 AM, Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> wrote:

> This Friday morning & overnight brought a lot of additional migrants in;
> some coastal areas may be quite interesting! At Manhattan (N.Y. City),
> Central Park has gone from scattered Gray Catbirds on Thursday to
> everywhere-Catbirds, today, 4/28.
>
> There were a minimum of 4 Solitary Sandpipers in the north end, and could
> well be more (compost puddle-pool, The Meer, & The Pool) and at least 2
> other wader species were already being seen, Spotted as well as Least
> Sandpiper (latter is annual, but often less-noticed in Central Park).
>
> Diversity appears very good again, with even Blackpoll Warbler already
> being found (that species is now about-annual in very small no’s. by the
> end of April here) this morning, & numerous other warblers including a few
> more first-of-year sp. (Magnolia, Chestnut-sided) as well a horde of
> Myrtlerumps. Also in fairly good no’s. again are sparrows, with a chance
> of an uncommon species in that tribe turning up. A Yellow-throated
> Warbler was being seen at The Point, the southern peninsula of the Ramble,
> by the lake’s eastern arm (would be great to know which race this or any
> seen are, of that latter species…)
>
> Already this morning, at least 5 vireo species, 4 wren species (Marsh is a
> bit uncommon in Central), 3 Catharus thrush species, Great Crested
> Flycatcher, & Yellow-billed Cuckoo…
>
> and these just in the first 3 hours of the day. It may be well worth a
> noonday or later walk, or just a peek in any local patch, with all sorts of
> possibilities in almost any location on this sort of strong migration push
> of neotropical & other migrants… There were some migrants in a few small
> greenspaces at first-light in Manhattan, and just now.
>
> good luck, & ethical birding,
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Date: 4/28/17 3:16 pm
From: Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Question about hybridization between Seaside Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sparrow.
Maybe I'm missing something but could you perhaps explain why you think
this not a pure Seaside Sparrow?

I am not noticing any inconsistencies, although to be fair it's difficult
to evaluate a single photo of a partially obscured bird that's facing
away....

As a side note, I am not aware of evidence for frequent hybridization
between Seaside and Saltmarsh. However, there is extensive hybridization
between Nelson's and Saltmarsh Sparrows in the 130 mile zone of overlap
along the New England coastline from Plum Island in northern Massachusetts
to southern Maine.

Angus Wilson
New York City, NY

On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 5:21 PM, Juan Salas <juansalasprieto1971...>
wrote:

> I apologize for the cross-posting.
> I have photographed a Seaside Sparrow this morning at the Salt Marsh
> Nature Center in Marine Park, Brooklyn that seems to have some features
> that match Saltmarsh Sparrow. I have read that these two species hybridize
> regularly.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/23604521@N00/34194070461/in/
> datetaken-public/
> What would be your opinion about this bird?
> Thank you,
> Juan Salas
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Date: 4/28/17 2:42 pm
From: Diane Schenker <dianeschenker...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC Thursday, 4/27
Chimney swifts are back in Inwood—a welcome harbinger of spring. I also heard an ovenbird in Isham Park this morning.

Cheers,
DSchenker


> On Apr 27, 2017, at 9:55 PM, Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> wrote:
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> A male Blue Grosbeak was seen by quite a few birders in Brooklyn’s (Kings Co.) Prospect Park, this Thursday. I’m not sure who first found, but it was apparently there much of, or perhaps all of this day.
>
> - - - - - -
> Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
> Thursday, 27 April, 2017
>
> A male Summer Tanager, not entirely red with a bit of peach-yellow color in the belly, which was calling just occasionally but not heard singing, was in the north woods in the morning hours & at least to just after the noon hour; this bird was re-found 3 times in 6+ hours, but was not especially cooperative, staying quite high in larger oaks or other tall trees and was not seen (by me) later in the day, despite some additional seeking.
>
> Another Summer Tanager was sighted on Manhattan’s east side at a very small pocket park, but apparently was not re-found there a bit later in the day.
>
> The long-lingering Red-headed Woodpecker was seen again today, into the afternoon; it was pretty much in it’s usual area, inside the park a bit west of East 68th Street - & a bit more specifically, very slightly west of the first park path that runs parallel with Fifth Avenue, & mostly up rather high, & also not vocal while I (and another birder & photographer) were there.
>
> There was a notable movement of Purple Finch in Central, with easily 35+ which is actually a very conservative count; a majority of those seen were in the north woods, but there were multiples in the Ramble area, & scattered ones, twos, or more in odd areas thru the park.
>
> Although some may have been modestly surprised by the good arrival of a fairly diverse mix of migrants today, these (newer) birds were pushing up through New Jersey, at least, thru Wednesday night & on into not just the wee hours, but almost certainly for some (perhaps many) hours with the foggy conditions… which varied a lot, place to place locally.
>
> Note: no one can prove OR disprove that the Red-necked Grebe on the CP reservoir is the same which was released after rehab. by the Wild Bird Fund of Manhattan. If you can prove so, do.
>
> Since they featured pretty strongly in many birder’s time spent in Central Park today, a listing of those, followed by some of the other migrants & asst’d. regulars which were seen on 4/27.
>
> Blue-winged Warbler (few, seemed to be no more than 5 in all of the park)
> Orange-crowned Warbler (one lingering, near the n.w. arm of the lake, & a bit east at times, also this area is the n.w. edge of the Ramble proper)
> Nashville Warbler (possibly 8+, somewhat hard to sort as the day went on, with early movement by some of these, but surely more than 6, and in several areas including Ramble & n. end)
> Northern Parula (not many detected, but 5-6+ park-wide)
> Yellow Warbler (not that many yet, which is typical, the bigger push of these comes in May, and can go deep into May; wonder why, in part? Look at the northern range limit to the species!)
> Cape May Warbler (adult male, singing but mainly seen & not heard, in larger oak at edge of N. Woods, very near West Drive at approx. W. 107 Street, not found again later despite some searching there - & not particularly ‘early’ on this date & in this area)
> Black-throated Blue Warbler (several adult males, both in Ramble & n. woods)
> [Myrtle] Yellow-rumped Warbler (many hundreds still in the park thru the day, a possible passage in early morning of far more)
> Black-throated Green Warbler (10+, park-wide, with several in view & audible at times in the n. woods, & also elsewhere at varying times)
> Blackburnian Warbler (minimum of 2 adult males, each singing, one in Ramble, another in the far n. end woods, in a.m.)
> Yellow-throated Warbler (one male of undetermined race, unless someone has very good photos, seen to later in the day in the Ramble, south edge by the lake, east of Bow Bridge)
> Pine Warbler (several, not all males, Ramble areas & also in n. end)
> Prairie Warbler (few, those seen were male, a few singing; Ramble, S. end, & N. end)
> Palm Warbler (60++, this species can be quite high in trees as many were, finding food along with most of the other numerous warblers, some extremely high in oaks & other trees; males & females were seen)
> Black-and-white Warbler (30+, a very good push of this species, with some sightings in odd out-of-the-way areas of the park, & many in the n. woods as well as numerous in the Ramble; at one point 3 males were seen chasing each other within the Hallett Sanctuary in mid-day.)
> American Redstart (at least several adult males, but possibly more than a few, seen in several areas, including Ramble & adjacent sections, & also in the n. woods)
> Ovenbird (not many, but 8-10+, found in many areas, but perhaps more in n. woods, where less-disturbed by human activity)
> Northern Waterthrush (15+, and that’s a conservative number, as there were many in odd locations / not all near water, typical of a first strong push of this species thru such an urban park)
> Louisiana Waterthrush (at least 1 seen definitively, by the Pool, fairly early in day - this species typically gets very hard to find in Central as May comes in)
> Common Yellowthroat (I saw 2 males, one at Strawberry Fields, and one near the Loch; perhaps a few others were seen)
> Wilson's Warbler (north woods, near the Loch, a quiet male at the time of sighting, in late afternoon)
>
> And among the other species seen Thursday 4/27 in Central Park:
>
> Red-necked Grebe (ongoing, reservoir, very high plumage)
> Double-crested Cormorant (many on migration going north, & some ‘ongoing' within the park or at least daily visitations)
> Great Egret (25+ fly-overs, mostly seen from n. end of the park as is typical, in east-west-east flight, but also 6+ in park)
> Snowy Egret (at least 2 fly-overs, low over Great Hill in early morning)
> Green Heron
> Black-crowned Night-Heron
> Canada Goose
> Brant (small number of low fly-overs, seen from n. end in early a.m.)
> Gadwall (modest numbers in park, Meer & Reservoir)
> American Black Duck (modestly surprising at this date, reservoir, a.m.)
> Mallard
> Northern Shoveler (a very small number lingering)
> Bufflehead (at least 8 still on reservoir into afternoon)
> Ruddy Duck (minimum of 12 lingering, Meer & reservoir)
> Osprey (fly-over, p.m.)
> Red-tailed Hawk (many sightings from many areas in the park, which are of multiple pairs)
> American Kestrel (several, local city resident males)
> Solitary Sandpiper (two, then one in a small puddle-pool at the n. end, where somewhat regular in migration, but not altogether reliably!)
> Spotted Sandpiper (minimum of 4 at one time moving around reservoir, late-day, and 1 also at Turtle Pond / Lake, or poss. separate indiv.)
> Laughing Gull (near-daily sightings, sometimes of just 1 or 2, but up to 5 at once have been stopping in at times, most likely in afternoons)
> Ring-billed Gull (not that many and not staying all day)
> [American] Herring Gull (reservoir + fly-overs)
> Great Black-backed Gull (reservoir + fly-overs)
> ['feral'] Rock Pigeon
> Mourning Dove
> Chimney Swift (not many yet, but more soon…)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (4 sightings, and likely that many or more individuals, all of these seemed to be on the move, working north)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (ongoing first-year bird which is in very bright plumage, as noted above)
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (very sparse, poss. 6+)
> Downy Woodpecker
> Yellow-shafted Flicker (25+ park-wide, not that conspicuous today)
> Empidonax [genus] - very likely Least Flycatcher, but totally silent when seen; studied a bit when it was in decent view; north woods, a.m.)
> Eastern Kingbird (several, including 2 together by the Meer, which looked like they were sparring, but perhaps a love-fest…?)
> White-eyed Vireo (at least 2, one in Ramble area, & one seen singing in a rather raspy voice near the Meer)
> Blue-headed Vireo (common - 50+, which is very conservative; this species is typically the first of the vireos to become common as a migrant in spring here)
> Yellow-throated Vireo (at least 3, 2 of those in the Ramble area, & another in n. woods, some song as well)
> Warbling Vireo (6++, mostly noticed these on sight, rather than heard singing, but a few snatches of songs)
> Blue Jay
> American Crow
> Tree Swallow (few noted)
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (few)
> Barn Swallow (25+++ fly-bys, various areas & times of day)
> Black-capped Chickadee (scarce, many have moved on…)
> Tufted Titmouse (not that scarce, many haven’t moved on!)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (yep - migrants; well, a few anyhow; yes I know there was 1 or 3 hanging around some areas; those noted today were not near those areas; instead, moving with warblers)
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> Brown Creeper (getting quite late here, 1 in n. woods)
> Carolina Wren
> House Wren (multiple, & a fair number not vocal and not being territorial)
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet (plenty but not really that common, perhaps 40+ - park-wide)
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (fair numbers, many have already passed thru - 12++ today)
> Veery (minimum of 6, one photographed; various areas from Ramble to N. woods)
> Gray-cheeked Thrush (** there was a report of one of this type, rather early but not without any precedent; determining exact taxon though…?- since not reported as vocalizing at all)
> Hermit Thrush (40+, & interesting that, UNlike the typical pattern for any & all Catharus thrush spp. found in Central on migration, today more common in the south half of the park)
> Wood Thrush (6-8+)
> American Robin
> Gray Catbird (very, very few yet)
> Northern Mockingbird
> Brown Thrasher (fresh arrivals, with 12+ in all areas of park from south to north; a fair no. of these singing)
> European Starling
> American Pipit
> Cedar Waxwing (a miniscule number in the area near the Pool, but it is still early for the main push of this)
>
> Warblers all detailed above, at least 21 species rushed in this day, with some species in good-fair numbers.
>
> Eastern Towhee (12+, park-wide, & about as many females as males)
> Chipping Sparrow (200+, a number that’ll surprise a few folks, but many, that is very many are in trees as they feed now; even so, a flock of 40++ were on the ground in the n. end)
> Field Sparrow (not that many; I saw up to 4 in 3 locations, & others had reported some in a few additional areas today)
> Savannah Sparrow (good movement, with 15+ in the n. end alone, prob. 20++ for all of the park, if not more)
> Song Sparrow (still some laggard migrants, not all here are breeders just yet)
> Lincoln's Sparrow (1, with effort, at the garden-plant nursery area, near E. 103 St. & East Park Drive)
> Swamp Sparrow (not that many noted by me, perhaps 8++)
> White-throated Sparrow (hundreds, but not as common as a week ago)
> Northern Cardinal
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (at least several in n. end, and several more south of 86th St. Transverse)
> Indigo Bunting (1 bright male in an oak at the n. end; I didn’t hear of others seen elsewhere today?)
> Red-winged Blackbird (300+, many either young males or females, flocks of up to 60+ were in oaks & other trees in many areas all day today; N.B., this is not unusual for the date)
> Common Grackle
> Brown-headed Cowbird (fair numbers, some paired or seeming to be)
> Orchard Oriole (several, later in day at least 1 or 2 noticed that had not been earlier?)
> Baltimore Oriole (seeming scarce at 6-7 a.m., but by 7 p.m., perhaps 8+ were noted, all I came on were adult males)
> Purple Finch (25+++ as noted above; in many areas, & mainly feeding in various trees, NOT many at a feeder area)
> House Finch
> American Goldfinch (fair numbers, mostly high in trees)
> House Sparrow
>
> — — — — —
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Date: 4/28/17 2:21 pm
From: Juan Salas <juansalasprieto1971...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Question about hybridization between Seaside Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sparrow.
I apologize for the cross-posting.
I have photographed a Seaside Sparrow this morning at the Salt Marsh Nature
Center in Marine Park, Brooklyn that seems to have some features that match
Saltmarsh Sparrow. I have read that these two species hybridize regularly.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/23604521@N00/34194070461/in/datetaken-public/
What would be your opinion about this bird?
Thank you,
Juan Salas

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Date: 4/28/17 12:21 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (May/'17)
Thanks to @Team_eBird for their dedication to keeping eBird.org running
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The wiki page site was developed to access data on eBird.org and in places
it includes additional links to birding resources at the county and
location levels. If you have any suggestions for additional links please
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Species totals have been updated for all county pages. This includes the
total number of species with an equivalent color code highlighting the
county name based on colors used on eBird maps. The alphabetical list of
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*Hotspot pages*: All location pages have been updated on the wiki. These
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Date: 4/28/17 11:49 am
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Alley Pond Park
Alley {Pond Park 28 April

Joe Giunta, Debbie Martin and I (Sy Schiff) started at the upper parking lot. This was the first truly lovely spring day. Our first notable bird (ignoring lots of Robins and House Sparrows) was a singing Yellow Warbler, the first of 10 warblers for the day; namely, 2 Ovenbird, 5 Northern Waterthrush, 12,Black-and-white Warbler, 1,Nashville Warbler, 2,Common Yellowthroat, 5,Northern Parula, 4,Yellow Warbler, 1,Pine Warbler, 50,Yellow-rumped Warbler, 1,Prairie Warbler.

Other arrivals included Veery, Wood Thrush, House Wren, Blue Gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Gray Catbird and Eastern Towhee. A half dozen Rusty Blackbirds and the Great Horned Owl continue.

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Date: 4/28/17 9:58 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park arrivals, Westchester County
Thanks to Larry Trachtenberg's early morning alert about of a good movement
of birds, I walked around Croton Point this morning.

Sunshine and more migrants, at last! Especially enjoyed these sightings:

-- Solitary Sandpiper (3): feeding in wetland puddle in ballfield;
-- Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1): low fly-by over landfill hill.
-- Least Flycatcher: actively feeding and perching nicely in view, Teller's
Point;
-- Great Crested Flycatcher: seen & calling on hillside below model
airplane field;
-- Eastern Kingbird (2): in woods between landfill and Croton Bay;
-- Blue-headed Vireo (4): seen in various corners and singing;
-- Ovenbird (2): singing from woods along Haverstraw Bay behind cabins;
-- Nashville Warbler (3); singing & feeding in shrubs edges on Teller's
Point; and
-- Baltimore Oriole (4): all males in one tree on Teller's Point.

Previously seen Warbling Vireo and Orchard Oriole were both in view singing
in woods between ballfield and landfill.

Earlier arrivals with more individuals present: big uptick in Gray Catbirds
plus increased numbers of Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher and Yellow Warbler
throughout the park.

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Date: 4/28/17 9:09 am
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager - Jones Beach - West End

> A male Summer Tanager was at the turnaround this morning, and after disappearing for a while, has been refound by others.
>
> Pat Palladino
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Date: 4/28/17 9:01 am
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager - Jones Beach - West End
A male Summer Tanager was at the turnaround this morning, and after disappearing for a while, has been refound by others.

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Date: 4/28/17 9:00 am
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Report
The following birds were observed today at Jones Beach by myself and Robert Taylor (along with others)

Bobolink
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Prairie Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blue-headed Vireo
Veery
Savannah Sparrow
Indigo bunting (2 males, 1 female)

*there was also a reported SUMMER TANAGER but did not get on the bird.

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Date: 4/28/17 7:35 am
From: Rob Bate <robsbate...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak
There is a very cooperative bright first year male Blue Grosbeak in a fenced in area of lawn just south of the Tennis House on the west side of the Ling Meadow near 9th street and Prospect Park West.

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Date: 4/28/17 7:04 am
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Jones Beach West End: Bobolink etc
still here

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> wrote:

> male Bobolink on south side of median, single Black Skimmer at Coast Guard
> Station.
>
> Rob from Massapequa

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Date: 4/28/17 5:55 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] more migrants, Manhattan, NYC 4/28
This Friday morning & overnight brought a lot of additional migrants in; some coastal areas may be quite interesting! At Manhattan (N.Y. City), Central Park has gone from scattered Gray Catbirds on Thursday to everywhere-Catbirds, today, 4/28.

There were a minimum of 4 Solitary Sandpipers in the north end, and could well be more (compost puddle-pool, The Meer, & The Pool) and at least 2 other wader species were already being seen, Spotted as well as Least Sandpiper (latter is annual, but often less-noticed in Central Park).

Diversity appears very good again, with even Blackpoll Warbler already being found (that species is now about-annual in very small no’s. by the end of April here) this morning, & numerous other warblers including a few more first-of-year sp. (Magnolia, Chestnut-sided) as well a horde of Myrtlerumps. Also in fairly good no’s. again are sparrows, with a chance of an uncommon species in that tribe turning up. A Yellow-throated Warbler was being seen at The Point, the southern peninsula of the Ramble, by the lake’s eastern arm (would be great to know which race this or any seen are, of that latter species…)

Already this morning, at least 5 vireo species, 4 wren species (Marsh is a bit uncommon in Central), 3 Catharus thrush species, Great Crested Flycatcher, & Yellow-billed Cuckoo…

and these just in the first 3 hours of the day. It may be well worth a noonday or later walk, or just a peek in any local patch, with all sorts of possibilities in almost any location on this sort of strong migration push of neotropical & other migrants… There were some migrants in a few small greenspaces at first-light in Manhattan, and just now.

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Date: 4/28/17 3:22 am
From: Gus Keri <guskeri...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC Thursday, 4/27
The Blue Grosbeak at Prospect park, Brooklyn, was found by Paige Linden Brams.



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A male Blue Grosbeak was seen by quite a few birders in Brooklyn’s (Kings Co.) Prospect Park, this Thursday. I’m not sure who first found, but it was apparently there much of, or perhaps all of this day.



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Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Thursday, 27 April, 2017



A male Summer Tanager, not entirely red with a bit of peach-yellow color in the belly, which was calling just occasionally but not heard singing, was in the north woods in the morning hours &amp; at least to just after the noon hour; this bird was re-found 3 times in 6+ hours, but was not especially cooperative, staying quite high in larger oaks or other tall trees and was not seen (by me) later in the day, despite some additional seeking.



Another Summer Tanager was sighted on Manhattan’s east side at a very small pocket park, but apparently was not re-found there a bit later in the day.



The long-lingering Red-headed Woodpecker was seen again today, into the afternoon; it was pretty much in it’s usual area, inside the park a bit west of East 68th Street - &amp; a bit more specifically, very slightly west of the first park path that runs parallel with Fifth Avenue, &amp; mostly up rather high, &amp; also not vocal while I (and another birder &amp; photographer) were there.



There was a notable movement of Purple Finch in Central, with easily 35+ which is actually a very conservative count; a majority of those seen were in the north woods, but there were multiples in the Ramble area, &amp; scattered ones, twos, or more in odd areas thru the park.



Although some may have been modestly surprised by the good arrival of a fairly diverse mix of migrants today, these (newer) birds were pushing up through New Jersey, at least, thru Wednesday night &amp; on into not just the wee hours, but almost certainly for some (perhaps many) hours with the foggy conditions… which varied a lot, place to place locally.



Note: no one can prove OR disprove that the Red-necked Grebe on the CP reservoir is the same which was released after rehab. by the Wild Bird Fund of Manhattan. If you can prove so, do.



Since they featured pretty strongly in many birder’s time spent in Central Park today, a listing of those, followed by some of the other migrants &amp; asst’d. regulars which were seen on 4/27.



Blue-winged Warbler (few, seemed to be no more than 5 in all of the park)

Orange-crowned Warbler (one lingering, near the n.w. arm of the lake, &amp; a bit east at times, also this area is the n.w. edge of the Ramble proper)

Nashville Warbler (possibly 8+, somewhat hard to sort as the day went on, with early movement by some of these, but surely more than 6, and in several areas including Ramble &amp; n. end)

Northern Parula (not many detected, but 5-6+ park-wide)

Yellow Warbler (not that many yet, which is typical, the bigger push of these comes in May, and can go deep into May; wonder why, in part? Look at the northern range limit to the species!)

Cape May Warbler (adult male, singing but mainly seen &amp; not heard, in larger oak at edge of N. Woods, very near West Drive at approx. W. 107 Street, not found again later despite some searching there - &amp; not particularly ‘early’ on this date &amp; in this area)

Black-throated Blue Warbler (several adult males, both in Ramble &amp; n. woods)

[Myrtle] Yellow-rumped Warbler (many hundreds still in the park thru the day, a possible passage in early morning of far more)

Black-throated Green Warbler (10+, park-wide, with several in view &amp; audible at times in the n. woods, &amp; also elsewhere at varying times)

Blackburnian Warbler (minimum of 2 adult males, each singing, one in Ramble, another in the far n. end woods, in a.m.)

Yellow-throated Warbler (one male of undetermined race, unless someone has very good photos, seen to later in the day in the Ramble, south edge by the lake, east of Bow Bridge)

Pine Warbler (several, not all males, Ramble areas &amp; also in n. end)

Prairie Warbler (few, those seen were male, a few singing; Ramble, S. end, &amp; N. end)

Palm Warbler (60++, this species can be quite high in trees as many were, finding food along with most of the other numerous warblers, some extremely high in oaks &amp; other trees; males &amp; females were seen)

Black-and-white Warbler (30+, a very good push of this species, with some sightings in odd out-of-the-way areas of the park, &amp; many in the n. woods as well as numerous in the Ramble; at one point 3 males were seen chasing each other within the Hallett Sanctuary in mid-day.)

American Redstart (at least several adult males, but possibly more than a few, seen in several areas, including Ramble &amp; adjacent sections, &amp; also in the n. woods)


Ovenbird (not many, but 8-10+, found in many areas, but perhaps more in n. woods, where less-disturbed by human activity)

Northern Waterthrush (15+, and that’s a conservative number, as there were many in odd locations / not all near water, typical of a first strong push of this species thru such an urban park)

Louisiana Waterthrush (at least 1 seen definitively, by the Pool, fairly early in day - this species typically gets very hard to find in Central as May comes in)

Common Yellowthroat (I saw 2 males, one at Strawberry Fields, and one near the Loch; perhaps a few others were seen)

Wilson's Warbler (north woods, near the Loch, a quiet male at the time of sighting, in late afternoon)


And among the other species seen Thursday 4/27 in Central Park:



Red-necked Grebe (ongoing, reservoir, very high plumage)

Double-crested Cormorant (many on migration going north, &amp; some ‘ongoing' within the park or at least daily visitations)

Great Egret (25+ fly-overs, mostly seen from n. end of the park as is typical, in east-west-east flight, but also 6+ in park)

Snowy Egret (at least 2 fly-overs, low over Great Hill in early morning)

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Canada Goose

Brant (small number of low fly-overs, seen from n. end in early a.m.)

Gadwall (modest numbers in park, Meer &amp; Reservoir)

American Black Duck (modestly surprising at this date, reservoir, a.m.)

Mallard

Northern Shoveler (a very small number lingering)

Bufflehead (at least 8 still on reservoir into afternoon)

Ruddy Duck (minimum of 12 lingering, Meer &amp; reservoir)

Osprey (fly-over, p.m.)

Red-tailed Hawk (many sightings from many areas in the park, which are of multiple pairs)

American Kestrel (several, local city resident males)

Solitary Sandpiper (two, then one in a small puddle-pool at the n. end, where somewhat regular in migration, but not altogether reliably!)

Spotted Sandpiper (minimum of 4 at one time moving around reservoir, late-day, and 1 also at Turtle Pond / Lake, or poss. separate indiv.)

Laughing Gull (near-daily sightings, sometimes of just 1 or 2, but up to 5 at once have been stopping in at times, most likely in afternoons)

Ring-billed Gull (not that many and not staying all day)

[American] Herring Gull (reservoir + fly-overs)

Great Black-backed Gull (reservoir + fly-overs)


['feral'] Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift (not many yet, but more soon…)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (4 sightings, and likely that many or more individuals, all of these seemed to be on the move, working north)

Red-headed Woodpecker (ongoing first-year bird which is in very bright plumage, as noted above)

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (very sparse, poss. 6+)

Downy Woodpecker

Yellow-shafted Flicker (25+ park-wide, not that conspicuous today)

Empidonax [genus] - very likely Least Flycatcher, but totally silent when seen; studied a bit when it was in decent view; north woods, a.m.)

Eastern Kingbird (several, including 2 together by the Meer, which looked like they were sparring, but perhaps a love-fest…?)

White-eyed Vireo (at least 2, one in Ramble area, &amp; one seen singing in a rather raspy voice near the Meer)

Blue-headed Vireo (common - 50+, which is very conservative; this species is typically the first of the vireos to become common as a migrant in spring here)

Yellow-throated Vireo (at least 3, 2 of those in the Ramble area, &amp; another in n. woods, some song as well)

Warbling Vireo (6++, mostly noticed these on sight, rather than heard singing, but a few snatches of songs)

Blue Jay

American Crow

Tree Swallow (few noted)

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (few)

Barn Swallow (25+++ fly-bys, various areas &amp; times of day)

Black-capped Chickadee (scarce, many have moved on…)

Tufted Titmouse (not that scarce, many haven’t moved on!)

Red-breasted Nuthatch (yep - migrants; well, a few anyhow; yes I know there was 1 or 3 hanging around some areas; those noted today were not near those areas; instead, moving with warblers)

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper (getting quite late here, 1 in n. woods)

Carolina Wren

House Wren (multiple, &amp; a fair number not vocal and not being territorial)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (plenty but not really that common, perhaps 40+ - park-wide)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (fair numbers, many have already passed thru - 12++ today)

Veery (minimum of 6, one photographed; various areas from Ramble to N. woods)

Gray-cheeked Thrush (** there was a report of one of this type, rather early but not without any precedent; determining exact taxon though…?- since not reported as vocalizing at all)

Hermit Thrush (40+, &amp; interesting that, UNlike the typical pattern for any &amp; all Catharus thrush spp. found in Central on migration, today more common in the south half of the park)

Wood Thrush (6-8+)

American Robin


Gray Catbird (very, very few yet)

Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher (fresh arrivals, with 12+ in all areas of park from south to north; a fair no. of these singing)

European Starling

American Pipit

Cedar Waxwing (a miniscule number in the area near the Pool, but it is still early for the main push of this)



Warblers all detailed above, at least 21 species rushed in this day, with some species in good-fair numbers.



Eastern Towhee (12+, park-wide, &amp; about as many females as males)

Chipping Sparrow (200+, a number that’ll surprise a few folks, but many, that is very many are in trees as they feed now; even so, a flock of 40++ were on the ground in the n. end)

Field Sparrow (not that many; I saw up to 4 in 3 locations, &amp; others had reported some in a few additional areas today)

Savannah Sparrow (good movement, with 15+ in the n. end alone, prob. 20++ for all of the park, if not more)

Song Sparrow (still some laggard migrants, not all here are breeders just yet)

Lincoln's Sparrow (1, with effort, at the garden-plant nursery area, near E. 103 St. &amp; East Park Drive)

Swamp Sparrow (not that many noted by me, perhaps 8++)

White-throated Sparrow (hundreds, but not as common as a week ago)

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (at least several in n. end, and several more south of 86th St. Transverse)

Indigo Bunting (1 bright male in an oak at the n. end; I didn’t hear of others seen elsewhere today?)

Red-winged Blackbird (300+, many either young males or females, flocks of up to 60+ were in oaks &amp; other trees in many areas all day today; N.B., this is not unusual for the date)

Common Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird (fair numbers, some paired or seeming to be)

Orchard Oriole (several, later in day at least 1 or 2 noticed that had not been earlier?)

Baltimore Oriole (seeming scarce at 6-7 a.m., but by 7 p.m., perhaps 8+ were noted, all I came on were adult males)

Purple Finch (25+++ as noted above; in many areas, &amp; mainly feeding in various trees, NOT many at a feeder area)

House Finch

American Goldfinch (fair numbers, mostly high in trees)

House Sparrow




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Date: 4/28/17 12:04 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

It isn't possible to spot these additions from old checklists. On the
'Overview' page you can sort on 'First Seen' but if the species wasn't
added recently it won't appear at the top of the list.

For each county on the wiki click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a
Location' line:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
months.

*Clinton County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Clinton>*
Black-headed Gull (17-Apr-2017)

*Putnam County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Putnam>*
Red-throated Loon (21-Apr-2017)

*Wayne County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Wayne>*
Black-necked Stilt (20-Apr-2017)

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Date: 4/27/17 6:56 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC Thursday, 4/27
A male Blue Grosbeak was seen by quite a few birders in Brooklyn’s (Kings Co.) Prospect Park, this Thursday. I’m not sure who first found, but it was apparently there much of, or perhaps all of this day.

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Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
Thursday, 27 April, 2017

A male Summer Tanager, not entirely red with a bit of peach-yellow color in the belly, which was calling just occasionally but not heard singing, was in the north woods in the morning hours & at least to just after the noon hour; this bird was re-found 3 times in 6+ hours, but was not especially cooperative, staying quite high in larger oaks or other tall trees and was not seen (by me) later in the day, despite some additional seeking.

Another Summer Tanager was sighted on Manhattan’s east side at a very small pocket park, but apparently was not re-found there a bit later in the day.

The long-lingering Red-headed Woodpecker was seen again today, into the afternoon; it was pretty much in it’s usual area, inside the park a bit west of East 68th Street - & a bit more specifically, very slightly west of the first park path that runs parallel with Fifth Avenue, & mostly up rather high, & also not vocal while I (and another birder & photographer) were there.

There was a notable movement of Purple Finch in Central, with easily 35+ which is actually a very conservative count; a majority of those seen were in the north woods, but there were multiples in the Ramble area, & scattered ones, twos, or more in odd areas thru the park.

Although some may have been modestly surprised by the good arrival of a fairly diverse mix of migrants today, these (newer) birds were pushing up through New Jersey, at least, thru Wednesday night & on into not just the wee hours, but almost certainly for some (perhaps many) hours with the foggy conditions… which varied a lot, place to place locally.

Note: no one can prove OR disprove that the Red-necked Grebe on the CP reservoir is the same which was released after rehab. by the Wild Bird Fund of Manhattan. If you can prove so, do.

Since they featured pretty strongly in many birder’s time spent in Central Park today, a listing of those, followed by some of the other migrants & asst’d. regulars which were seen on 4/27.

Blue-winged Warbler (few, seemed to be no more than 5 in all of the park)
Orange-crowned Warbler (one lingering, near the n.w. arm of the lake, & a bit east at times, also this area is the n.w. edge of the Ramble proper)
Nashville Warbler (possibly 8+, somewhat hard to sort as the day went on, with early movement by some of these, but surely more than 6, and in several areas including Ramble & n. end)
Northern Parula (not many detected, but 5-6+ park-wide)
Yellow Warbler (not that many yet, which is typical, the bigger push of these comes in May, and can go deep into May; wonder why, in part? Look at the northern range limit to the species!)
Cape May Warbler (adult male, singing but mainly seen & not heard, in larger oak at edge of N. Woods, very near West Drive at approx. W. 107 Street, not found again later despite some searching there - & not particularly ‘early’ on this date & in this area)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (several adult males, both in Ramble & n. woods)
[Myrtle] Yellow-rumped Warbler (many hundreds still in the park thru the day, a possible passage in early morning of far more)
Black-throated Green Warbler (10+, park-wide, with several in view & audible at times in the n. woods, & also elsewhere at varying times)
Blackburnian Warbler (minimum of 2 adult males, each singing, one in Ramble, another in the far n. end woods, in a.m.)
Yellow-throated Warbler (one male of undetermined race, unless someone has very good photos, seen to later in the day in the Ramble, south edge by the lake, east of Bow Bridge)
Pine Warbler (several, not all males, Ramble areas & also in n. end)
Prairie Warbler (few, those seen were male, a few singing; Ramble, S. end, & N. end)
Palm Warbler (60++, this species can be quite high in trees as many were, finding food along with most of the other numerous warblers, some extremely high in oaks & other trees; males & females were seen)
Black-and-white Warbler (30+, a very good push of this species, with some sightings in odd out-of-the-way areas of the park, & many in the n. woods as well as numerous in the Ramble; at one point 3 males were seen chasing each other within the Hallett Sanctuary in mid-day.)
American Redstart (at least several adult males, but possibly more than a few, seen in several areas, including Ramble & adjacent sections, & also in the n. woods)
Ovenbird (not many, but 8-10+, found in many areas, but perhaps more in n. woods, where less-disturbed by human activity)
Northern Waterthrush (15+, and that’s a conservative number, as there were many in odd locations / not all near water, typical of a first strong push of this species thru such an urban park)
Louisiana Waterthrush (at least 1 seen definitively, by the Pool, fairly early in day - this species typically gets very hard to find in Central as May comes in)
Common Yellowthroat (I saw 2 males, one at Strawberry Fields, and one near the Loch; perhaps a few others were seen)
Wilson's Warbler (north woods, near the Loch, a quiet male at the time of sighting, in late afternoon)

And among the other species seen Thursday 4/27 in Central Park