NYSbirds-L
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6/22/17 3:14 pm <leormand...> [nysbirds-l] Montauk - dead shearwaters
6/22/17 1:03 pm Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Iceland Gull. Smith Point. Suff co.
6/22/17 10:43 am Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay NWR. White-winged Dove No +
6/22/17 6:07 am Dawn Hannay <dawnvla...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Pipit at Nickerson Beach Long Island
6/22/17 5:56 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Pipit at Nickerson Beach Long Island
6/22/17 5:34 am Dawn Hannay <dawnvla...> [nysbirds-l] Pipit at Nickerson Beach Long Island
6/22/17 5:20 am James Vellozzi <jamesvellozzi...> [nysbirds-l] Mine road in West Point
6/22/17 4:36 am Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> [nysbirds-l] Least Bittern Prospect Park
6/21/17 7:40 pm Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Dusk Walk at Croton Point Park
6/21/17 6:49 pm Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...> [nysbirds-l] greater shearwaters on the Napeague (East Hampton) beach
6/21/17 5:45 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Wed. 21-Jun-2017
6/21/17 3:10 pm Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] White winged dove jam Bay relocated!
6/21/17 2:45 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park - breeding & summer birds
6/21/17 2:33 pm Goldstein, Gina <Goldstein.Gina...> [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach, Long Island
6/21/17 2:28 pm Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...> [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilt - Iroquois NWR
6/21/17 12:18 pm Stephane Perreault <perreaultsvital...> [nysbirds-l] NASsau County Acadian flycatcher
6/21/17 11:54 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re: [nysbirds-l] White-winged Dove Jamaica Bay
6/21/17 9:23 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> RE:[nysbirds-l] Dicksissel
6/21/17 9:15 am GLENN MULLEN <moonman1275...> [nysbirds-l] Dicksissel
6/21/17 8:44 am J GLUTH <jgluth...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Death on the Beach
6/21/17 8:43 am Rob Bate <robsbate...> [nysbirds-l] White-winged Dove Jamaica Bay
6/21/17 8:22 am Rob Bate <robsbate...> [nysbirds-l] White wing Dove Jamaica Bay
6/20/17 8:01 pm Michael Zito <michaelzito...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby is deceased
6/20/17 6:07 pm Michael Schrimpf <michael.schrimpf...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Death on the Beach
6/20/17 5:51 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Tue. 20-Jun-2017
6/20/17 4:58 pm Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] Speaker traveling from afar - George Armistead - Wednesday at Queens County Bird Club
6/20/17 4:51 pm Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Red Crossbills in the Adirondacks!
6/20/17 2:26 pm Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> [nysbirds-l] Death on the Beach
6/20/17 1:27 pm Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby is deceased
6/20/17 12:41 pm Paul R Sweet <sweet...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby is deceased
6/20/17 7:01 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Dickcissels increased?
6/19/17 10:02 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Jaeger species - no__ Gull species - yes (5)
6/19/17 5:12 pm Pamela Bates <pamb083006...> [nysbirds-l] NY DEC is accepting comments on the waste water treatment facility application
6/19/17 1:57 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
6/19/17 1:35 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Shearwaters: The Wreck Factor
6/19/17 9:50 am Chase <chasecammarota...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Shearwaters Suffolk County
6/19/17 9:50 am Seth Ausubel <birdherpbug...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses SP Seawatching 6/18/17
6/19/17 9:38 am Chase <chasecammarota...> [nysbirds-l] Shearwaters Suffolk County
6/19/17 8:45 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses SP Seawatching 6/18/17
6/19/17 7:59 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses SP Seawatching 6/18/17
6/19/17 6:41 am Menachem Goldstein <goldsteinm95...> [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern Nickerson Beach
6/18/17 6:42 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Carl Schurz Park: Sun. 18-Jun-2017
6/18/17 6:41 pm Taylor Sturm <tjsturm...> [nysbirds-l] FRANKLIN'S GULL - Northport, Suffolk Co.
6/18/17 6:11 pm Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach seabirds
6/18/17 3:17 pm Edward Becher <ebe6580017...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses seawatch continued (Suffolk Co.)
6/18/17 2:52 pm Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses seawatch continued (Suffolk Co.)
6/18/17 2:20 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Seabird action Queens coastal...
6/18/17 1:44 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sun., June 18, 2017 - Magnolia & Black-and-white Warblers, Breeding Birds
6/18/17 1:40 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses S.P. Sea Watching 6/18
6/18/17 12:58 pm David Klauber <davehawkowl...> [nysbirds-l] Shearwater Jones beach jetty
6/18/17 12:48 pm David Klauber <davehawkowl...> [nysbirds-l] Seabird flight now Jones beach jetty. 4 shearwater species.mostly great
6/18/17 9:01 am Mike McBrien <mcb3mb...> [nysbirds-l] Pacific Loon - Cupsogue, Suffolk
6/18/17 6:56 am Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby specimen
6/18/17 6:30 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby specimen
6/18/17 4:43 am Otto Adamec <otto.adamec...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby YES
6/18/17 4:41 am Tim Healy <tph56...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby is deceased
6/18/17 2:52 am Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby is deceased
6/18/17 2:24 am Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby YES
6/17/17 10:43 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
6/17/17 6:53 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> Re: [nysbirds-l] NYBG, Bronx - Sat., June 17, 2017 - E. Wood-Pewee, E. Phoebe, Wood Thrush, Yellow Warbler
6/17/17 6:38 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Carl Schurz Park: Sat. 17-Jun-2017
6/17/17 6:15 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] NYBG, Bronx - Sat., June 17, 2017 - E. Wood-Pewee, E. Phoebe, Wood Thrush, Yellow Warbler
6/17/17 5:11 pm Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Brown Booby at Nickerson
6/17/17 2:12 pm Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby at Nickerson
6/17/17 8:05 am <suefeustel...> [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel at Caumsett State Park (Suffolk Co.)
6/16/17 10:06 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 16 June 2017
6/16/17 10:58 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Fri., June 16, 2017 - Yellow Warbler & Common Yellowthroat, Fledgling N. Flickers
6/16/17 10:46 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Shearwaters Queens Co.
6/16/17 7:19 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> [nysbirds-l] Seabird Flight Robert Moses SP, Suffolk, LI
6/15/17 6:42 pm Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] Queens County Bird Club - Wed. June 21 - George Armistead presents "Better Birding: Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field"
6/15/17 6:30 pm Cindy Goldman <cindyg91...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at Jones Beach (No)
6/15/17 5:29 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/13-14-15
6/15/17 5:21 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Thu. 15-Jun-2017
6/15/17 4:46 pm Anthony Collerton <icollerton...> [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at Jones Beach (No)
6/15/17 3:46 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 15 Jun 2017
6/15/17 10:11 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Canada Warbler in Scarsdale
6/15/17 8:52 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> [nysbirds-l] Arctic & Gull-billed Terns Nickerson Beach, Nassau, LI
6/14/17 7:15 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Carl Schurz Park: Wed. 14-Jun-2017
6/14/17 4:18 pm Tim Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at Jones Beach - YES
6/14/17 1:16 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Long Island Birding Highlights 6-13
6/14/17 8:39 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Common Raven
6/13/17 6:02 pm Debbie Becker <editconsul...> Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Black Skimmers, Midtown NYC
6/13/17 5:39 pm Peter <pwpost...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Black Skimmers, Midtown NYC
6/13/17 5:10 pm Dominic Garcia-Hall <dominic.hall...> [nysbirds-l] Black Skimmers, Midtown NYC
6/13/17 5:46 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Black Tern Nickerson beach
6/13/17 4:28 am d Futuyma <dfutuyma...> [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts, Nassau Co.
6/12/17 4:54 pm Brendan Fogarty <birderbf...> [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilt - Jones Beach YES 6/12 (Nassau)
6/12/17 1:15 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] [extra-limital] Frigatebird: ME; & Booby: NH; etc.
6/12/17 12:06 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
6/12/17 12:04 pm Jim Osterlund <jfcosterlund...> [nysbirds-l] Glossy Ibis
6/12/17 7:43 am Tait Johansson <taitjohansson...> [nysbirds-l] Mississippi Kite, Katonah
6/12/17 7:28 am Shawn Billerman <smb223...> [nysbirds-l] Wilson's Plover -- West End Jones Beach
6/11/17 3:42 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sun., June 11, 2017 - Lingering Warblers & Indigo Buntings
6/11/17 11:03 am Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach, Nassau
6/11/17 10:18 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/11
6/11/17 9:11 am Karen Fung <easternbluebird...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach, Nassau
6/11/17 6:09 am Pepaul <pepaul...> [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach, Nassau
6/11/17 6:05 am Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Re[2]: [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern at Nickerson
6/11/17 4:56 am Anthony Collerton <icollerton...> [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue Terns, Suffolk County
6/11/17 3:55 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Re[2]: [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern at Nickerson
6/10/17 10:15 pm Timothy Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Montauk area birding notes
6/10/17 7:02 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay WR - Saturday June 10, 2017
6/10/17 6:35 pm Robert Lewis <rfermat...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern at Nickerson
6/9/17 6:03 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 09 June 2017
6/9/17 5:59 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Fri. 9-Jun-2017
6/9/17 2:25 pm Tim Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern at Nickerson
6/9/17 12:22 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Friday, June 9, 2017 - Horned Grebe, Pergrine Falcon & Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, late Warblers
6/9/17 6:56 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Kentucky (NO), Central Park, NYC 6/9
6/9/17 4:42 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Purple martins croton point
6/9/17 2:34 am Jay D <naturephotography7...> Re:[nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: June 09, 2017
6/8/17 5:29 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 08 Jun 2017
6/8/17 2:22 pm <lstocker...> [nysbirds-l] Cupsugue terns
6/8/17 9:32 am Deborah Martin <martindf...> [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach, Nassau - Fee Details
6/8/17 8:00 am Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy, Westchester County, Boat-tailed Grackle
6/8/17 6:11 am Michael Zito <michaelzito...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay - Least Bittern YES
6/8/17 5:20 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler, Central Park, NYC 6/8
6/8/17 5:12 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Nelsons sparrow plumb beach YES
6/8/17 4:50 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Purple Martin Croton Point Park
6/7/17 6:49 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Carl Schurz Park: Wed. 7-June-2017
6/7/17 6:16 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/7
6/7/17 4:33 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re:[nysbirds-l] ARCTIC TERN + @ Nickerson Beach Nassau County LI...
6/7/17 4:24 pm syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands
6/7/17 11:27 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] ARCTIC TERN + @ Nickerson Beach Nassau County LI...
6/7/17 5:09 am Michael Zito <michaelzito...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach (addition)
6/7/17 4:42 am Michael Zito <michaelzito...> [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach
6/6/17 7:27 pm Arthur H. Kopelman, Ph.D. <kopelman...> [nysbirds-l] CRESLI 2017 Great South Channel whale and pelagic bird trips -
6/6/17 4:38 pm Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...> [nysbirds-l] Imm. Little Gull
6/6/17 2:53 pm Rob Longiaru <r.longiaru...> [nysbirds-l] Sandwich Tern - Nickerson Beach
6/6/17 2:51 pm Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Bicknell's Thrush/Red Crossbill/Sandhill Crane baby!/Bay-breasted Warbler/Nesting Marsh Wrens in Long Lake(!) & more
6/6/17 2:39 pm Ken Feustel <feustel...> [nysbirds-l] South Fork Birds (Suffolk Co.)
6/6/17 12:23 pm Brendan Fogarty <birderbf...> [nysbirds-l] Sandwich Terns - Nickerson Beach 6/6 (Nassau Co)
6/6/17 7:28 am Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Belated report from Orange and Ulster Counties
6/5/17 1:54 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon., June 5, 2017 - 9 Wood Warbler Species - Horned Grebe Continues
6/5/17 1:34 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
6/4/17 6:12 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach Terns
6/4/17 5:55 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/4 (addendum: 16 warbler spp., etc.)
6/4/17 2:46 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., June 4, 2017 - Horned Grebe, 10 Wood Warbler Species, Orchard Oriole, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (2)
6/4/17 1:39 pm Mike Shanley <falecore...> [nysbirds-l] Weekend Report 6/3-6/4 (Ulster Co, Sullivan Co., Orange Co.)
6/4/17 12:37 pm Tim Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Tricolored Heron, Cattle Egret - Cow Meadow
6/4/17 12:07 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Manhattan, NYC 6/4 (Skimmers, H. Grebe, B.-w. Teal, warblers, cuckoos)
6/4/17 11:37 am David Klauber <davehawkowl...> [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilt Suffolk County
6/4/17 11:07 am Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...> [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelican - Buffalo
6/4/17 10:56 am David Klauber <davehawkowl...> [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager Planting Fields Arboretum Nassau County
6/3/17 8:51 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/3 (some fresh migrants)
6/3/17 8:04 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Bayard Cutting Arb. and Wertheim NWR birds
6/3/17 7:00 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sat., June 3, 2017 - 8 species of Wood Warblers, Flycatchers
6/3/17 5:03 pm Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...> RE:[nysbirds-l] [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Brown Pelican - Buffalo on Friday - Seen but only early in the day; NOT seen Saturday
6/3/17 12:22 pm Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Cliff Swallow Nest at Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
6/3/17 11:12 am Peter Feinberg <peter.feinberg...> [nysbirds-l] Henslow's & Dickcissel Yes
6/3/17 8:44 am syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Terns at Nickerson Beach
6/3/17 7:13 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [nysbirds-l] Nelson's Sparrow continues at Plumb Beach
6/3/17 6:53 am Tim Healy <tph56...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Least Bittern, JBWR, Queens, from Tim Healy
6/3/17 6:45 am Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...> [nysbirds-l] Least Bittern, JBWR, Queens, from Tim Healy
6/3/17 5:27 am Rob Jett <citybirder...> [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow and Dickcissel at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR-YES
6/3/17 3:53 am Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...> [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelican - Buffalo on Friday - NOT Seen
6/2/17 6:14 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 02 June 2017
6/2/17 5:47 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Hybrid Peep, WRSA, WESA, ARCTIC TERN- Long Island Birding
6/2/17 5:32 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Carl Schurz Park: Fri. 2-Jun-2017
6/2/17 3:45 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/2 (much less)
6/2/17 2:43 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., June 2, 2017 - Yellow-bellied Flycatcher & flyover Black Vultures
6/2/17 11:22 am Jane Ross <janefross...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Dune Road Skimmers
6/2/17 6:10 am Brendan Fogarty <birderbf...> [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak - Oceanside Landfill 6/2 (Nassau Co)
6/2/17 4:02 am Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [nysbirds-l] Purple Martins - New Paltz
6/1/17 6:38 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 01 Jun 2017
6/1/17 6:01 pm Paul E. Hagen <PHagen...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Black Skimmer reappeared (Westchester)
6/1/17 5:42 pm Sean Camillieri <scamillieri...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Black Skimmer reappeared (Westchester)
6/1/17 5:04 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Thu. 1-Jun-2017
6/1/17 4:31 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
6/1/17 1:56 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/1 (a correction)
6/1/17 12:09 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/1 (migration)
6/1/17 11:59 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Thu., June 1, 2017 - 10 Sepcies of Wood Warblers, R-t Hummingbird, Flycatchers
6/1/17 10:53 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] White rumped sandpiper. Smith pt marina. Suff co.
5/31/17 2:49 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Black Skimmer reappeared (Westchester)
5/31/17 2:30 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] Croton Point (Westchester) Caspian Tern
5/31/17 2:10 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Jun/'17)
5/31/17 12:44 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Black-necked Stilts (NO)
5/31/17 11:51 am Cindy Goldman <cindyg91...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at West End, Jones Beach State Park (Nassau Co.)
5/31/17 10:34 am Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Bicknell's Thrush/juvenile Gray Jays/Philadelphia Vireo/Ermine killing Red Squirrel & more
5/31/17 6:55 am Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Black Skimmer continuing
5/30/17 4:37 pm Tim Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] White-faced Ibis - Cow Meadow, Cattle Egret YES
5/30/17 4:36 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Laughing Gull, Ruddy Turnstone and Black Bellied Plover Broome Co. NY May 30
5/30/17 3:32 pm Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Black Skimmer: Croton RR Station Westchester
5/30/17 3:13 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Tues., May 30, 2017 - Olive-sided Flycatcher & 12 Species of Wood Warblers
5/30/17 2:40 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Mon., May29, 2017 - 4 Flycatchers, 8 Wood Warblers
5/30/17 10:53 am Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] Stilts have returned to swale Jones Beach West End 2
5/30/17 9:33 am Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts Jones Beach West End 2
5/30/17 9:31 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] ravens everywhere
5/30/17 7:59 am Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...> [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow and Dickcissel at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, Ulster County Continue, May 30th
5/30/17 7:35 am Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts @ Jones
5/30/17 7:31 am Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...> [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelican continues in Buffalo
5/30/17 7:22 am Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Cattle egret Cow Meadow Freeport
5/30/17 5:06 am Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Black Skimmer: Croton RR Station Westchester
5/29/17 6:08 pm Meena Madhav Haribal <mmh3...> [nysbirds-l] Thrushes were moving a couple of days ago
5/29/17 6:00 pm Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] June 4/5 Brooklyn Overnight Pelagic Update!!
5/29/17 2:51 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] syracuse RBA
5/29/17 2:00 pm John Mora <johnmmora...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle egret Cow Meadow Freeport
5/29/17 12:52 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sun., May 28, 2017 - Belted Kingfisher, Spotted Sandpiper, 11 species of Wood Warblers
5/29/17 11:54 am Ken Feustel <feustel...> [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at West End, Jones Beach State Park (Nassau Co.)
5/29/17 8:53 am <scottjstoner...> [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow and Dickcissel at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR in Ulster County yesterday
5/28/17 1:44 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Stirling S.F. Brewster's Warbler, Golden-winged Warblers, and more
5/28/17 1:23 pm Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Prospect Park Swainson's Warbler: Caution
5/28/17 12:13 pm Joseph Wallace <joew701...> [nysbirds-l] Doodletown
5/28/17 10:10 am Rick <rcech...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Any Swainson's reports?
5/28/17 9:52 am James Purcell <jpurcell1616...> [nysbirds-l] Any Swainson's reports?
5/28/17 9:39 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow throated warbler Bayard YES
5/28/17 8:39 am Mike <mikec02...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow Gunks
5/28/17 8:33 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Salt-marsh, Seaside, Marsh Wren. Gardners park suff co
5/28/17 8:29 am John Gluth <jgluth...> [nysbirds-l] YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at Bayard Cutting Arboretum -YES
5/28/17 6:15 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Additional County (NYS eBird Hotspots)
5/28/17 4:48 am Rick <rcech...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow
5/28/17 4:35 am Robert Lewis <rfermat...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow
5/27/17 7:43 pm Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bashakill, Sullivan Co., Saturday evening, May 27
5/27/17 6:49 pm Rick <rcech...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Wallkill Zoo
5/27/17 6:46 pm Rick <rcech...> [nysbirds-l] Wallkill Zoo
5/27/17 6:05 pm Carney, Martin <carneym...> [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel
5/27/17 4:07 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Fri. 26-May-2017
5/27/17 3:26 pm d Futuyma <dfutuyma...> [nysbirds-l] Henslow's yes
5/27/17 2:55 pm Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...> [nysbirds-l] Mecox Inlet (Suffolk County) Glaucous Gull
5/27/17 1:56 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sat., May 27, 2017 13 Wood Warbler Species, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Olive-sided & Acadian Flycatchers
5/27/17 1:26 pm Carney, Martin <carneym...> [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow
5/27/17 11:20 am Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Any sightings of the Swainson's Warbler Saturday?
5/27/17 10:34 am Carney, Martin <carneym...> [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow
5/27/17 10:28 am Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Any sightings of the Swainson's Warbler Saturday?
5/27/17 8:16 am Roberta <roberta.manian...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Any sightings of the Swainson's Warbler Saturday?
5/27/17 5:55 am Pepaul <pepaul...> [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow, Dickcissel YES
5/27/17 4:34 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [nysbirds-l] Any sightings of the Swainson's Warbler Saturday?
5/27/17 1:44 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 26 May 2017
5/26/17 6:55 pm Gus Keri <guskeri...> [nysbirds-l] Swainson's WArbler direction
5/26/17 6:40 pm Rick <rcech...> RE: [nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: May 26, 2017
5/26/17 6:27 pm Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...> Re: [nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: May 26, 2017
5/26/17 2:34 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Fri., May 26, 2017 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Indigo Buntings, 16 Warbler species
5/26/17 2:16 pm <brian.whipple...> [nysbirds-l] Swainson's Warbler YES 5:10PM (Kings County)
5/26/17 12:03 pm Ethan Goodman <ethangoodman...> [nysbirds-l] Swainson's Warbler YES at 3pm
5/26/17 10:12 am syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside
5/26/17 10:03 am Stanley Greenberg <greenbergphoto...> [nysbirds-l] Swainson's Prospect Park transportation directions
5/26/17 8:32 am Daisy Lane Paul <daisylane...> Re: [nysbirds-l] No sighting-Parking info request Swainsons
5/26/17 8:05 am A W <antpitta8...> [nysbirds-l] No sighting-Parking info request Swainsons
5/26/17 7:07 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Swainson's Warbler. Kings Yes
5/26/17 5:28 am <prosbird...> [nysbirds-l] SWAINSONS update prospect park kings
5/26/17 5:02 am Otto Adamec <otto.adamec...> Re: [nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: May 26, 2017
5/26/17 4:53 am Paul R Sweet <sweet...> Re: [nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: May 26, 2017
5/26/17 4:40 am <prosbird...> [nysbirds-l] SWAINSONS prospect
5/26/17 4:35 am Rick <rcech...> RE: [nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: May 26, 2017
5/26/17 4:28 am <prosbird...> [nysbirds-l] SWAINSONS Prospect park kings
5/26/17 2:47 am Jay D <naturephotography7...> Re:[nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: May 26, 2017
5/25/17 6:05 pm Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...> [nysbirds-l] Franklin's Gull, shorebirds - Niagara and Orleans Counties
5/25/17 5:30 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
5/25/17 4:58 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 25 May 2017
5/25/17 1:59 pm <prosbird...> [nysbirds-l] Prospect park Swainson's warbler kings
5/25/17 1:53 pm Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...> [nysbirds-l] Raven attacking PM colony
5/25/17 1:52 pm Richard Fleming <richardarthurfleming...> [nysbirds-l] Swainson's Warbler persists in Prospect Park Mid Wood area circa 3PM Thursday
5/25/17 1:20 pm Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...> [nysbirds-l] Red necked Phalarope on Staten Island
5/25/17 1:10 pm Adrian Burke <aburke173...> [nysbirds-l] Swainson's Warbler Prospect Park
5/25/17 7:42 am Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow
5/25/17 7:20 am Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...> [nysbirds-l] Raven in Shelter Island
5/25/17 4:25 am Rob Bate <robsbate...> [nysbirds-l] Swainson's Warbler yes. Prospect Park
5/24/17 6:19 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Wed. 24-May-2017
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
 
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Date: 6/22/17 3:14 pm
From: <leormand...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Montauk - dead shearwaters
On a 1.5 mile walk between Essex Ave and Ditch Plains I observed at least 15 deceased shearwaters - almost all of which were entangled in seaweed.

Additionally, there was a long-tailed duck on the beach at Ditch Plains. A dog chased it into the ocean where it swam for a bit before coming back to shore. It allowed for extremely close approach though I did not see any clear injuries. It's obviously healthy enough to run/walk and swim but seemed to prefer the beach where it was preening itself.

Also observed were several colonies of bank swallows in the hoodoos.
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Date: 6/22/17 1:03 pm
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Iceland Gull. Smith Point. Suff co.

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viewed from this location at 4.01pm on 06-22-2017
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Date: 6/22/17 10:43 am
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay NWR. White-winged Dove No +
A dozen or so birders where in various parts of the gardens when I arrived
and no sightings of the dove were reported had been reported. I didn't
spend much time looking for the bird myself, but during a 45 minute
stationary count from the newly repaired section of West Pond trail a
Gull-billed Tern and Tricolored Heron were of note.
A male scaup was on the north shoreline of the West Pond. Heat shimmer and
distance wouldn't allow a firm ID.


Good birding,

Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY

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Date: 6/22/17 6:07 am
From: Dawn Hannay <dawnvla...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Pipit at Nickerson Beach Long Island
Thanks, Shaibal. I'm happy to try to get it documented, not a chore at all. I'm hoping someone out there yesterday got a photo, or that it can be refound. Unfortunately I and those I was with didn't realize its rarity at the time. Always happy to learn.
Dawn Hannay

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> On Jun 22, 2017, at 8:56 AM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> wrote:
>
> Documenting birds like this isn't just a chore, it can be very useful to our understanding of bird occurrence.
>
> The days around the solstice are an under-appreciated window for landbird vagrancy. The only American Pipit I've ever seen on Long Island during June was found at Robert Moses SP by Tom Burke and Gail Benson on 25 June 2006, and that bird showed characters consistent with the subspecies that breeds in the Rocky Mountains, as opposed to the Arctic-breeding birds that are common here fall through spring:
>
> https://flic.kr/s/aHsm38dv5B
>
> Other interesting birds that have occurred within a few hundred yards and a few calendar days of that pipit include Western Kingbird and Williamson's Sapsucker, the latter 21 years ago today.
>
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
>
> ________________________________________
> From: <bounce-121616007-11143133...> [<bounce-121616007-11143133...>] on behalf of Dawn Hannay [<dawnvla...>]
> Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:34 AM
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> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pipit at Nickerson Beach Long Island
>
> Did anyone else report or get photos of the American Pipit at Nickerson Beach yesterday? It was pointed out to Gina Goldstein and Adele Gotlib and me yesterday by Rich Fried and Rob Bate. It was going in and out of the dunes near the pool where the Piping Plovers nests are.
> We had good looks through the scope. I reported it to eBird but without photos the report will likely not be accepted.
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Date: 6/22/17 5:56 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Pipit at Nickerson Beach Long Island
Documenting birds like this isn't just a chore, it can be very useful to our understanding of bird occurrence.

The days around the solstice are an under-appreciated window for landbird vagrancy. The only American Pipit I've ever seen on Long Island during June was found at Robert Moses SP by Tom Burke and Gail Benson on 25 June 2006, and that bird showed characters consistent with the subspecies that breeds in the Rocky Mountains, as opposed to the Arctic-breeding birds that are common here fall through spring:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm38dv5B

Other interesting birds that have occurred within a few hundred yards and a few calendar days of that pipit include Western Kingbird and Williamson's Sapsucker, the latter 21 years ago today.

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pipit at Nickerson Beach Long Island

Did anyone else report or get photos of the American Pipit at Nickerson Beach yesterday? It was pointed out to Gina Goldstein and Adele Gotlib and me yesterday by Rich Fried and Rob Bate. It was going in and out of the dunes near the pool where the Piping Plovers nests are.
We had good looks through the scope. I reported it to eBird but without photos the report will likely not be accepted.
Dawn Hannay


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Date: 6/22/17 5:34 am
From: Dawn Hannay <dawnvla...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pipit at Nickerson Beach Long Island
Did anyone else report or get photos of the American Pipit at Nickerson Beach yesterday? It was pointed out to Gina Goldstein and Adele Gotlib and me yesterday by Rich Fried and Rob Bate. It was going in and out of the dunes near the pool where the Piping Plovers nests are.
We had good looks through the scope. I reported it to eBird but without photos the report will likely not be accepted.
Dawn Hannay


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Date: 6/22/17 5:20 am
From: James Vellozzi <jamesvellozzi...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Mine road in West Point
Hello
Does anyone know if mine road in West Point is open for birding at least along the road? Can a birder exit the vehicle and stay on the road?
I recall last year some information here about the military closing the road to birders.
Any information would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James


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Date: 6/22/17 4:36 am
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Least Bittern Prospect Park
A Least Bittern found by Rafael Campos on Sunday was seen again yesterday
by Simon Taylor and again this morning by Alie Ratay, Mike Yuan, and me.
The bird has been spotted flying between patches of phragmites along the
southern edge of the peninsula meadow, most often between the patches just
to the east and west of the mulched beach area where there was recently a
temporary sculpture.

A Least Bittern was photographed by Donna Evans in mid-May close to this
location, so it is possible it has been under our noses this whole time.

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Date: 6/21/17 7:40 pm
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dusk Walk at Croton Point Park
Saw Mill River Audubon's Summer Solstice walk tonight atop the Croton Point
Park landfill grasslands (7:30-9:15pm) not only offered scope viewing of
three moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn but interesting observations
of three grassland birds singing at dusk:

* Grasshopper Sparrows (5)
four different birds were seen & heard singing, another seen chasing one of
the singers between 7:30-8:30pm. Also interesting to hear their extended
chittering song at dusk (~9:00pm)
* Eastern Meadowlarks (2)
pair seen flying by ~8:15pm & one heard singing at dusk
* Bobolinks (8)
at least two females & six males seen, males singing between 7:45-8:45pm

A morning check of the landfill grasslands ~7:30am twice this week had only
Bobolinks singing. But both Grasshopper Sparrows & Eastern Meadowlarks were
easily heard tonight.

Also from visit this morning: five Purple Martins were continuing to visit
and sing from the perches of the new martin nesting structure across from
the park office. Two were observed going in the gourds, one carrying plant
material.

Additional note: Croton Point Park officially closes at dusk and park
staff does make rounds to move visitors out at that point. This walk had
special permission to stay a bit later. Best bet if visiting late in the
day is to park in the ballfield parking on the left of the entrance road,
before the park entrance booth, and walk up the landfill from there. (This
same lot is typically full of worker vehicles between ~7:00am and ~4:00pm
due to an ongoing Metro North construction project.)
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Date: 6/21/17 6:49 pm
From: Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] greater shearwaters on the Napeague (East Hampton) beach
Today was the first time I've been to the beach since the reports started
about the shearwater deaths. Walking west from the White Sands hotel in
Napeague (East Hampton) I found 6 dead birds within a 1 mile stretch. This
area seems to concentrate ocean debris so 6 dead birds in 1 mile should not
be extrapolated to the 180 plus that would have been expected for East
Hampton's 30 some miles of ocean beach, but still, it's depressing to think
about how widespread this event may have been.

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Date: 6/21/17 5:45 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Wed. 21-Jun-2017
*NY County Highlights:* Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Killdeer (9), American
Kestrel, Fish Crow (22+), Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2) &
Tree Swallow (3).

A female American Kestrel caught a sparrow in midair near Fort Jay and the
pair of Red-tailed Hawks were spotted together. One is an adult and the
other is a first summer hawk with at least one short red feather showing
over the brown banded tail. Image (and close-up) of the RT pair included in
the checklist.

*1st hour:* *16 spp.*; *2nd:* *+8*; *3rd:* *+6*; *4th:* *+3* = *33 spp.* [4
hours, 23 minutes]

Full checklist & images: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37727341

*Summer frequency ranking:*
1. Common Raven
2. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
3. Killdeer
4. Tree Swallow
5. Fish Crow
6. American Kestrel
7. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
8. American Black Duck
9. Common Tern
10. American Crow
11. Laughing Gull
12. Northern Flicker
13. Northern Mockingbird
14. Red-tailed Hawk
15. Song Sparrow
16. Cedar Waxwing
17. Barn Swallow
18. Ring-billed Gull
19. Chimney Swift
20. Red-winged Blackbird
21. Black-crowned Night-Heron
22. Great Black-backed Gull
23. Herring Gull
24. Canada Goose
25. Double-crested Cormorant
26. Northern Cardinal
27. Mallard
28. Common Grackle
29. Mourning Dove
30. Rock Pigeon
31. European Starling
32. American Robin
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Date: 6/21/17 3:10 pm
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] White winged dove jam Bay relocated!

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In south garden just past pin oak grove
Walk  300ft past bench
viewed from this location at 6.07pm on 06-21-2017
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Date: 6/21/17 2:45 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park - breeding & summer birds
On Dickcissels, there’ve been some sightings in e. Canada, including very near Buffalo, NY. Any location in NY state might potentially see these, the more so in likely / good habitat patches.

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Start of Summer, 21st June 2017 (Wed.)
Central Park, Manhattan, New York City

The list below indicates the less-than-forty species of birds which somewhat regularly or annually breed in Central Park. Putting that number (of expected breeders) in perspective, it is fewer than the number of species that can be expected, in this era, in most of the cold-weather months of the year, in this same park, with a possible exception of the month of February, & even that month sometimes providing a greater number, according in part to any particular winter’s weather.

This list does not intend to include all of the many species which will begin to appear in the month of July, & swell exponentially by mid-late August, as migration is again in full swing. Those species, in Central Park, are especially made up of various warblers, but also will include shorebirds, swallows, & a variety of other passerine & non-passerine birds. It also does not take into account all of the many possible/potential summer visitors-wanderers-strays-nonbreeders that might turn up, but are generally rare or at least not expected in the summer - or at all, for really rare vagrants.

For this month, so far, I have put in roughly 120 hours this month, in Central Park, including birding on foot totaling up to or more than 60 miles within the park proper. Most areas of the park were visited a number of times, some daily. The least-visited area (& least-birded, at any time, by all birders) was the SW corner of the park, which contains no water features, and seems less likely to have a great variety of nesting species. That does not mean that no nesting species are to be found there. By far, the majority of time seeking nesting birds was in the Ramble & areas close to the Ramble, and the northern parts of the park, but with daily visits to the reservoir & vicinity as well. On almost every day, my birding began by 5 a.m. when of course most birds are the most-active and vocal. There were also some longer days, as well as a few early-evening visits. In some cases, it may have been far more difficult to detect some species, by after even 7 a.m., without considerable additional effort - Wood Thrush is a rather obvious example of such species.

Double-crested Cormorant (a regular summer visitor / & flyovers)
Great Egret (regular summer visitor / & flyovers)
Snowy Egret (rare summer visitor / regular flyovers seen from n. end of park)
Green Heron (breeding, at least 2 active nests in park this spring)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (regular summer visitor / & flyovers)s
Canada Goose (several pairs bred this spring; additionally more than a dozen non-breeding/summering)
Wood Duck (drake, after visiting reservoir recently, has been back on The Pond - a regular site for at least one)
Gadwall (a few lingering earlier in June - a much more frequent summer visitor than once was in Central Park)
Mallard (numerous & some breeding, as is common in Central)
Osprey (several were still visiting the park well into June this spring; not breeding on Manhattan island)
Red-tailed Hawk (common sight; multiple pairs nesting on adjacent buildings in the vicinity of Central Park)
American Kestrel (common enough in & near the park, with nesting pairs in multiple locations near Central)
Peregrine Falcon (seen regularly from the park, a few nesting pairs in multiple locations very near Central)
Laughing Gull (occasionally visting the reservoir in June; this species can be found on occasion in summer)
Ring-billed Gull (rare as June progresses, can sometimes be found in mid-summer, more likely towards fall)
[American] Herring Gull (common flyover & visitor at Central, all year)
Great Black-backed Gull (common flyover & visitor to Central Park, always most evident at the reservoir)
['feral'] Rock Pigeon (abundant urban bird)
Mourning Dove (common in Central Park, multiple nesters as well as visitors)
Monk Parakeet (rare but occasional this spring, may be nesting “somewhere” in Manhattan as they do nest in all 4 other boroughs of NYC)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (a few sightings well into June, this species does breed in NYC parks, but is uncommon & typically not well-detected)
Chimney Swift (uncommon as June progresses, fairly high numbers this mid-spring into early June dispersed or moved on; probably nesting in very scant numbers near Central Park)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (a very rare breeder in Manhattan, not known if nesting in the borough this year)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (fairly common year-round resident, breeds in Central Park)
Downy Woodpecker (not rare resident in Central Park, multiple nests)
Hairy Woodpecker (at least one continues in Central Park, this species is a rather rare breeder in Manhattan)
Yellow-shafted Flicker (multiple nests in Central Park, this species is subject to nest-harassment, in part due to European Starling)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (as is typical, several pairs are nesting in Central Park; very quiet in the peak of nesting)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (a few migrants finally cleared out by mid-June)
Acadian Flycatcher (potential breeder, & does breed in NYC parks, but not detected past mid-June so far this year in Central Park)
Great Crested Flycatcher (several nesting pairs in Central Park - with young in nests in at least 2 distinct locations)
Eastern Kingbird (minimum of 7 nesting pairs in Central - which is roughly typical - and most with young right now)
Warbling Vireo (minimum of 18 separate pairs on nests spread throughout Central Park, & some with young now)
Red-eyed Vireo (at least 3 nesting pairs, each with young in nests; one of the active nests is in the Ramble; poss. a few non-breeders about in addition)
Blue Jay (fairly common breeder, nests have young now; this is one of many ‘noisy’ species that is much quieter at nesting season)
American Crow (regular breeder, a few nests, young being fed)
Fish Crow (not detected in Central Park as a breeder this spring, a rather rare breeder in the park)
Tree Swallow (some still passing &/or lingering into June, but not detected as breeders here this spring)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (uncommon but still appearing well into June, apparently non-nesters)
Barn Swallow (several nesting pairs in park, & some stragglers or non-breeders also moving thru even into later in June)
Black-capped Chickadee (has become very scarce breeder, at least one pair successfully fledged 2 hatchlings this year)
Tufted Titmouse (at least several pairs in park, each nesting; possibly a few non-breeders as well)
White-breasted Nuthatch (breeds every year in Central, quiet while nesting; minimum of 4 pairs this spring with young)
Carolina Wren (several pairs present in park, at least 1 pair noted with young so far)
House Wren (minimum of 6 pairs with nests in park, some fledged young already out; possibly a few non-breeders also)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (individual observed into June, but apparently not able to secure a mate?)
Wood Thrush (minimum of 3 nesting pairs in Central Park, which is often the typical no. of nesting pairs; some with young now)
American Robin (abundant breeder, many have fledged young, some on 2nd nests, & poss. even w/second sets of hatchlings)
Gray Catbird (common breeder, fledged young have been out for as much as 10+ days now, w/many more out each day)
Northern Mockingbird (uncommon but regular breeder, at least 5 pairs nested & have young)
Brown Thrasher (shy but regular nester, a minimum of 4 active nests, & some fledged young seen so far this spring)
European Starling (overabund passing thru in June, w/poss. more than a dozen nesting territories; a late-nesting species)
Common Yellowthroat (has nested in Central Park, but with great duress, several singing males continuing into late June)
Yellow Warbler (although a regular breeder in northern Manhattan, this species seems not to do so in Central Park in the modern era; many can be found lingering in June, & will reappear in July as some wander in, either non-breeders or modestly early migrants; fall migration-period can be as much as 5+ months in duration for the species, in this region)
Eastern Towhee (very scarce nester in Central, the few that lingered are poss. unmated, with one exception of a pair seen)
Chipping Sparrow (scarcely-detected breeder, there are several nesting pairs in the park - which is typical of recent years)
Song Sparrow (a minimum of 10 pairs attempting to nest in the park, roughly typical no’s. - there are some nests wiped out by clearing of vegetation at the reservoir’s shore in recent weeks)
White-throated Sparrow (a few summering, which is not unusual; but non-breeding)
Northern Cardinal (very common breeder, many fledged young are about, & some 2nd-nestings begun)
Indigo Bunting (has lingered in some years in Central; the species has bred elsewhere in Manhattan in recent decades)
Red-winged Blackbird (minimum of 10 active pairs in the park, with some fledged young seen in the past week or more)
Common Grackle (regular breeder, & fledged young seen in past 10 days; some also linger but apparently not nesting)
Brown-headed Cowbird (uncommon, some have been observed parasitizing birds of their own size, i.e., Gray Catbirds)
Orchard Oriole (uncommon in Manhattan, has bred scarcely in Central Park; at least 2 males had been present in June this year; they might still be present)
Baltimore Oriole (minimum of 22 active nests in Central Park, from all sectors of the park; some fledged young out, and there are also multiple non-breeding individuals, typical of the species that some 1st-year birds act as “helpers” at some nests)
House Finch (fairly common resident & breeder, some fledged young seen in past 2 weeks)
American Goldfinch (rather scarce & scant breeder in the park, the species can be present into July & yet not be nesting)
House Sparrow (superabundant & pestilential, probably the most abundant passerine in the park in early summer months)

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"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." - Aldo Leopold (1887–1948), U.S. wildlife biologist, conservationist, professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand County Almanac" (1949), which has sold more than two million copies, and has also been translated into at least a dozen languages.

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Date: 6/21/17 2:33 pm
From: Goldstein, Gina <Goldstein.Gina...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach, Long Island
Dawn Hannay and I saw surf scoters at Nickerson today: one fairly close to shore and 8 farther out. Also an American Pipit found by Rob Bate and Rich Fried.

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Date: 6/21/17 2:28 pm
From: Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilt - Iroquois NWR
The BLACK-NECKED STILT continues at Kumph Marsh, Iroquois NWR. The bird is
extremely difficult to see because of all the vegetation. Betsy and I walked
Feeder Road for the entire length of Kumph Marsh and did not see it. Then,
on the way back, Betsy spotted it where the vegetation was slightly lower.
The bird walked left and almost disappeared behind the vegetation before
making a short flight and completely disappearing for the remainder of our
time there. Another person looked after we left and did not see it. So, long
story short, you will need some persistence and/or a bit of luck to see this
bird.



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Date: 6/21/17 12:18 pm
From: Stephane Perreault <perreaultsvital...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NASsau County Acadian flycatcher
This AM an Acadian Flycatcher was heard singing at Hempstead Lake SP. it could heard both at 6:30am and 10:30am.

At the South end of the park, about 200 yards SSW of Parking lot #3. Could be heard from the paved path singing on the Southern edge of the Creek.

I was singing its very short song every 1-2 minutes.

I Could not see the bird, despite the fact that it was moving around. Typical for Acadian flycatcher not to be easily seen.

Good luck if try to listen for it,

Stephane.

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Date: 6/21/17 11:54 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] White-winged Dove Jamaica Bay
Continues and seems to favor the 3 paths near the south garden. Observed feeding on the ground of the middle path and seen from the upper path.

Last seen in a tree near the lower path that goes through the south garden. Observations were with Menachem and his mom, Pat Palladino and Robert Proniewych

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> On Jun 21, 2017, at 11:43 AM, Rob Bate <robsbate...> wrote:
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> Sorry. It was south garden!
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> Seen in north garden just off gravel path that goes out to the old breach.
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Date: 6/21/17 9:23 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: RE:[nysbirds-l] Dicksissel
There has been an interesting discussion on NJ Listserv of a seemingly eruptive year of dickcissels in NJ and PA – and there have been several sightings posted here from NY. (I was fortunate to see the singing male dickcissel as well as the singing and I understand continuing Henslow’s sparrow at Shawangunk NWR several weeks back).
So far no dickcissel at croton point and I have also heard no reports of grasshopper sparrow there in weeks, but the side paths on the landfill have wisely been marked as no access, and most folks seem to be abiding. If you visit CPP, dress for and afterwards check for ticks. They suck.

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dicksissel




Caumsett SP. Same location at 12:05 pm. Glenn Mullen.
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Date: 6/21/17 9:15 am
From: GLENN MULLEN <moonman1275...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dicksissel

Caumsett SP. Same location at 12:05 pm. Glenn Mullen.

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Date: 6/21/17 8:44 am
From: J GLUTH <jgluth...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Death on the Beach
A search of eBird data (Explore Data -- Species Maps -- filters: Great
Shearwater - May and June - Current Year - Massachusetts) produced
results that indicate a corresponding lack of Great (and Cory's)
shearwaters from Cape Cod and coastal New England waters (Block Island
to Maine) as a whole: https://tinyurl.com/y8j4fqg7

Compare the low number of map pins, checklists and number of shearwaters
reported this year, to the same period in 2016:
https://tinyurl.com/y9ga2eyb

2015: https://tinyurl.com/y9fbmjqp

and 2014: https://tinyurl.com/yacldwsb

I have monitored the MA listserv - http://birding.aba.org/maillist/MASS
- on a fairly regular basis during the Spring and Fall migration periods
over the past several years. In 2016 the anecdotal evidence from posts
to that list (as well as the eBird data linked to above) indicate that,
while 2016 was an exceptional year in terms of the high numbers of
shearwaters, 2017 is shaping up to be at the opposite extreme. This year
the combination of factors in the Atlantic (whatever they may be) that
has wrecked Great Shearwaters in NY waters, also appears to have stymied
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Date: 6/21/17 8:43 am
From: Rob Bate <robsbate...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] White-winged Dove Jamaica Bay
Sorry. It was south garden!

Seen in north garden just off gravel path that goes out to the old breach.

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Date: 6/21/17 8:22 am
From: Rob Bate <robsbate...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] White wing Dove Jamaica Bay
Seen in north garden just off gravel path that goes out to the old breach.

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Date: 6/20/17 8:01 pm
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby is deceased
This was previously sent out by Patricia Lindsay for those who missed it:
"The deceased Brown Booby from Nickerson Beach, Nassau Co. will become part of the Cornell Lab collection, with all permits in place."

Mike Z.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 20, 2017, at 4:26 PM, Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...> wrote:
>
> There were also several deceased Great Shearwaters on the beach at Nickerson. I considered grabbing some for you, but was taking public transit and decided against traveling on the LIRR with a smelly shearwater corpse in a bag. Might raise questions...
>
> You should make little self-addressed bird body bags to pass around, then I could've just popped it in the mail.
>
>> On Jun 20, 2017, at 3:41 PM, Paul R Sweet <sweet...> wrote:
>>
>> Please find a way to get this to AMNH. I'm currently in Alaska you can contact Peter Capainolo or Tom Trombone. Contact info on AMNH website. Thanks. I believe this will be our 2nd NY Brown Bobby. 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 Jun 18, 2017, at 1:52 AM, Sean Sime <sean...> wrote:
>>>
>>> The Brown Booby has died. Just wanted to get the word out. Any body with a collecting permit....
>>>
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Date: 6/20/17 6:07 pm
From: Michael Schrimpf <michael.schrimpf...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Death on the Beach
Hi all,

Just to follow up - the link to the paper by Haman et al. is here
<http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.7589/2012-04-119?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&>
(including
the abstract). I think the full text is behind a paywall for most, but send
me an email if you would like a pdf.

The authors have some evidence that on at least one occasion a wreck of
Great Shearwaters may have been caused by poor food conditions in the South
Atlantic, during their molting period prior to migration. These birds make
the crossing of the low-productivity Tropics quite quickly, and travel past
Long Island just before arriving at their "early winter" feeding grounds
off of Massachusetts. It's possible that poor conditions somewhere very
distant would cause them to start the journey without full reserves. We are
only beginning to learn the details of the migration patterns in a lot of
seabirds, and there are still plenty of unanswered questions in the field.

I'm eagerly awaiting the results of the necropsies being performed on the
collected specimens.

Michael Schrimpf
Setauket/
Stony Brook University

On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 5:26 PM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
wrote:

> I spent several hours at Democrat Pt today, carefully checking the entire
> wrack line, and found 14 dead Great Shearwaters and a dead Leatherback
> Turtle (the folks in Riverhead have been notified).
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37704445
>
> I also just heard through Derek Rogers that dead Great Shearwaters have
> been found on the beach at Montauk.
>
> To me, the simultaneous deaths of these shearwaters, along with the Brown
> Booby and the Leatherback Turtle, seem more than a coincidence and are
> suggestive of something wrong out there in the blue water, probably
> relating to food.
>
> At this point, it seems that the weather pattern described by David
> Nicosia probably played a role in concentrating these animals in our area,
> but would not in itself have caused their distress. Andrew Farnsworth has
> described major sea surface temperature anomalies in the Atlantic; this
> sort of thing could have big impacts on marine food webs, and it is
> possible that the birds encountered food shortages over larger areas and
> longer periods than they could tolerate. Finally, Michael Schrimpf alerted
> us to a paper describing 12 mass mortality events involving Great
> Shearwaters on the US Atlantic Coast (GREAT SHEARWATER (PUFFINUS GRAVIS)
> MORTALITY EVENTS ALONG THE EASTERN COAST OF THE UNITED STATES. Journal of
> Wildlife Diseases, 49(2), 2013, pp. 235–245 # Wildlife Disease Association
> 2013. Katherine H. Haman,1,2 Terry M. Norton,2 Robert A. Ronconi,3 Nicole
> M. Nemeth,1 Austen C. Thomas,4 Sarah J. Courchesne,5 Al Segars,6 and M.
> Kevin Keel7,8).
> I haven't read this yet, but a quick scan reveals not only that many GRSH
> involved in strandings were emaciated, but also that in some cases they had
> swallowed plastic.
>
> We await further data on the scale of the wreck, and on the condition of
> the specimens that have been salvaged.
>
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
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Date: 6/20/17 5:51 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Tue. 20-Jun-2017
NY County Highlights: Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Killdeer (6), Tree
Swallow, Fish Crow (16+), American Black Duck, Common Tern (73+) & Laughing
Gull (9).

*1st hour:* *12 spp.*; *2nd:* *+9*; *3rd:* *+3*; *4th:* *+1* = *25 spp.* [4
hours, 20 minutes ]

Full checklist & images: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37706342

*Summer frequency ranking:*
1. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
2. Killdeer
3. Tree Swallow
4. Fish Crow
5. American Black Duck
6. Common Tern
7. Laughing Gull
8. Song Sparrow
9. Cedar Waxwing
10. Barn Swallow
11. Ring-billed Gull
12. Chimney Swift
13. Red-winged Blackbird
14. Great Black-backed Gull
15. Herring Gull
16. Canada Goose
17. Double-crested Cormorant
18. Northern Cardinal
19. Mallard
20. Common Grackle
21. Mourning Dove
22. Rock Pigeon
23. European Starling
24. American Robin
25. House Sparrow
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Date: 6/20/17 4:58 pm
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Speaker traveling from afar - George Armistead - Wednesday at Queens County Bird Club
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, June 21, 2017. Free admission. Refreshments served.

Public transit users: Meeting location is one mile from the Bayside LIRR station; you may either walk, take the Q12 bus, or use car service located at the station.



George Armistead will present “Better Birding: Tips, Tools and Concepts for the Field”

George L. Armistead will present bird identification strategies from his new book, co-written with Brian Sullivan.

George, a birder since the age of 9 years old, has a long history in connecting people with nature through his writing, and through ecotourism and expedition travel. Currently chief network officer at Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures, which operates over 300 tours annually, George is also a professional wildlife guide with 20 years of experience. He has led trips to all seven continents, and from 2012 - 2016, he managed the events program for the American Birding Association, and served as an instructor at ABA young birder camps.

He has authored two books on birds including Better Birding: Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field (with co-author Brian Sullivan) and The ABA Field Guide to the Birds of Pennsylvania. Based in Philadelphia, George spends much of his free time outdoors, but also loves Philly sports teams, and the city’s dining scene and nightlife. Copies of George’s book “Better Birding …” will be available for sale at the meeting.



Nancy Tognan

<nancy.tognan...> <mailto:<nancy.tognan...>

Vice President, Queens County Bird Club



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



* QCBC is a tax exempt, charitable organization {501c3}. *
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Date: 6/20/17 4:51 pm
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red Crossbills in the Adirondacks!
June 20, 2017 We found a Red Crossbill calling and flying around Sabattis
Bog today! (Long Lake in Hamilton Co.)

June 17, 2017 We found a pair of Red Crossbills on the Madawaska Trail
(Santa Clara in Franklin Co.) The male was singing! I took a couple photos
of the male and I'll post to my Facebook page later this week.

June 3, 2017 We found a calling Red Crossbill flying over Oregon Plains Road
in Bloomingdale (Franklin Co.) (I posted this on 6/6/17)



It looks like Red Crossbills will likely nest this summer in the
Adirondacks. (This seems to be their pattern and it is usually followed by
winter nesting in the same locations). Cone crops are excellent on all
coniferous trees that I've observed (I still need to look at Hemlock).



I'll post more sightings later this week.



Joan Collins

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Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

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Date: 6/20/17 2:26 pm
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Death on the Beach
I spent several hours at Democrat Pt today, carefully checking the entire wrack line, and found 14 dead Great Shearwaters and a dead Leatherback Turtle (the folks in Riverhead have been notified).

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37704445

I also just heard through Derek Rogers that dead Great Shearwaters have been found on the beach at Montauk.

To me, the simultaneous deaths of these shearwaters, along with the Brown Booby and the Leatherback Turtle, seem more than a coincidence and are suggestive of something wrong out there in the blue water, probably relating to food.

At this point, it seems that the weather pattern described by David Nicosia probably played a role in concentrating these animals in our area, but would not in itself have caused their distress. Andrew Farnsworth has described major sea surface temperature anomalies in the Atlantic; this sort of thing could have big impacts on marine food webs, and it is possible that the birds encountered food shortages over larger areas and longer periods than they could tolerate. Finally, Michael Schrimpf alerted us to a paper describing 12 mass mortality events involving Great Shearwaters on the US Atlantic Coast (GREAT SHEARWATER (PUFFINUS GRAVIS) MORTALITY EVENTS ALONG THE EASTERN COAST OF THE UNITED STATES. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 49(2), 2013, pp. 235245 # Wildlife Disease Association 2013. Katherine H. Haman,1,2 Terry M. Norton,2 Robert A. Ronconi,3 Nicole M. Nemeth,1 Austen C. Thomas,4 Sarah J. Courchesne,5 Al Segars,6 and M. Kevin Keel7,8).
I haven't read this yet, but a quick scan reveals not only that many GRSH involved in strandings were emaciated, but also that in some cases they had swallowed plastic.

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Date: 6/20/17 1:27 pm
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby is deceased
There were also several deceased Great Shearwaters on the beach at Nickerson. I considered grabbing some for you, but was taking public transit and decided against traveling on the LIRR with a smelly shearwater corpse in a bag. Might raise questions...

You should make little self-addressed bird body bags to pass around, then I could've just popped it in the mail.

> On Jun 20, 2017, at 3:41 PM, Paul R Sweet <sweet...> wrote:
>
> Please find a way to get this to AMNH. I'm currently in Alaska you can contact Peter Capainolo or Tom Trombone. Contact info on AMNH website. Thanks. I believe this will be our 2nd NY Brown Bobby. 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 Jun 18, 2017, at 1:52 AM, Sean Sime <sean...> wrote:
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Date: 6/20/17 12:41 pm
From: Paul R Sweet <sweet...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby is deceased
Please find a way to get this to AMNH. I'm currently in Alaska you can contact Peter Capainolo or Tom Trombone. Contact info on AMNH website. Thanks. I believe this will be our 2nd NY Brown Bobby. 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

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Date: 6/20/17 7:01 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissels increased?
It’s a species I thought to bring up, although not just in relation to the several Dickcissel reports of recent weeks from NY state. A current post to the NJ-Birds list (by Mike Britt) also further inspires the subject of this post. It appears, more than entirely anecdotally, although in part with much anecdotal evidence, that there may be a surge in Dickcissel sightings, particularly this month, in multiple states across - at least[!] - the mid-Atlantic & midwestern regions of the U.S., & perhaps further into N. America. If nothing else a species to be watched and listened for, in any potential bit of likely habitat.

With singing males, the species is not going to be that difficult to detect, of course. It may require a bit more doing to determine if there are a pair (or more) involved in any given location[s]. It’s possible that the higher-than-usual number of reports from a number of states will turn out to be an anomaly, that is not instructive of any longer-term change in the breeding-range distribution of the species. But keeping eyes & ears out for this, & of course looking to see what the fall migration brings, will be of interest for this particular passerine. It also will be understandable if folks in some locations may not wish to report in all forums on potential breeders, for reasons that are sort of obvious, but could in some areas be in the best interests of the birds, and perhaps also as regards private or restricted-access properties in some instances.

Good -and ethical- birding,

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Date: 6/19/17 10:02 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jaeger species - no__ Gull species - yes (5)
Excited by today's earlier posts, and aided by an 1 & 1/2 hour break
between setting tables up and serving dinner at a Riverhead Soup Kitchen, I
bolted down to the Tiana Beach Area along Dune Rd., Hampton Bays in pursuit
of a pelagic or two ! While striking out on that hunt, I did have a single,
3rd winter, Lesser Black-backed Gull in the Tiana Beach Parking Lot, and an
adult, Peregrine Falcon feeding on a small bird, while atop a pole less
than 1/4 mile e/o that same parking lot.

Cheers,
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Date: 6/19/17 5:12 pm
From: Pamela Bates <pamb083006...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NY DEC is accepting comments on the waste water treatment facility application


This was in today's Star Gazette and might be of interest to some here. If not allowed, please delete.


Waste treatment facility threatens eagles, other birds
Did you know that there’s an active bald eagle nest in the Catharine Marsh between Watkins Glen and Montour Falls?



The bad news is that plans for a new waste treatment facility place it within a couple hundred feet of Schuyler County’s only active bald eagle nest. There were 10 initial sites, but the worse one for the environment, located in the Finger Lakes’ only remaining headwater marsh, was chosen.


The fact that the marsh is an IBA (a globally designated Important Bird Area) and state-designated CEA (Critical Environmental Area) did not protect it from being selected.


Not only do bald eagles nest in the marsh, but also other rarities such as sandhill cranes, a newcomer to our state and least bittern, which is a threatened species in New York state, are also found there.


The NY DEC is accepting comments on the waste water treatment facility application (Project Seneca Regional Wastewater Facility) until July 7.


If you think the waste treatment plant should not be located as planned, write to: Scott Sheeley, NYSDEC Regional Headquarters 8, 6274 E. Avon-Lime Road, Avon, NY 14414.
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Date: 6/19/17 1:57 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA

*  New York*  Syracuse
- June 19, 2017
*  NYSY  06.19.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):June 12, 2017 - June 19, 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: June 19  AT 4 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of June 12, 2017.
Highlights--------------
LEAST BITTERNBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONLITTLE BLUE HERONRING-NECKED DUCKNORTHERN GOSHAWKSANDHILL CRANEPIPING PLOVERUPLAND SANDPIPERBLACK TERNACADIAN FLYCATCHERPROTHONOTARY WARBLERPRAIRIE WARBLERYELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDORCHARD ORIOLE




Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     6/13: A LITTLE BLUE HERON and an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER were both found at Carncross Road.     6/16: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was spotted along the Wildlife Drive.     6/17: The ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was again found at Carncross Road. 2 LEAST BITTERNS were seen at Brooder’s Pond on Howland Island.     6/18: 2 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continue in the forested area on Armitage Road on the west side of the one lane bridge. A SANDHILL CRANE was heard in flight at the same area. A LEAST BITTERN was seen along the Wildlife Drive.

Oswego County------------
     6/12:  A BLACK TERN was seen from the Rt. 3 Bridge at Port Ontario. A LEAST BITTERN was found at the marshy area of Selkirk Shores State Park.     6/14: A rare PIPING PLOVER was seen at Sandy Island State Park on Lake Ontario.     6/17: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Derby Hill. Decent flights of BROAD-WINGED HAWKS and TURKEY VULTURES are still occuring at Derby.

Onondaga County------------
     6/15: 4 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Green Lakes State Park.     6/16: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville.     6/17: A PRAIRIE WARBLER continues at Green Lakes State Park. It was found at the Meadow View parking area.

Madison County------------
     6/14: A RING-NECKED DUCK continues to linger at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.

Oneida County------------
     6/14: A very rare for the region YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was spotted and photographed at a private residence on Jug Point Road east of Verona Beach State Park. Unfortunately it has not returned.     6/16: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was again found at the Deerfield Grasslands south of Poland.     6/17: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was found on River Road north of Camden.
     
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Date: 6/19/17 1:35 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Shearwaters: The Wreck Factor
Hearing and seeing for myself this morning the troubles encountered by many
shearwaters, I was puzzled as I thought just what Shai mentioned - that the
wind speeds were never in the range that would cause them difficulties. To
my recollection, few, if any, were seen after Hurricane Irene (when
everything else was seen). In my yesterday morning observations at Robert
Moses, there was no sign of any distress. Most of the birds could not be
considered to be especially close to shore. Yea, they were closer than they
like to be, but this sort of thing happens often enough. No harm with that.
Winds during the morning were under 15 mph, with the fog more likely the
reason that they were where they were.



So what happened after that? The winds did increase to at least 22 mph.
Let's say I'm being conservative and there were gusts up to 30 or 35 mph.
That's still nowhere the winds encountered in major storms. That in itself
shouldn't have been a big deal. Usually, winds like that would be expected
to scour out morning fog. But this fog kept fighting back into the
afternoon, even if more localized by then. Did the combination of fog and
strong wind push shearwaters into perilous situations? Considering that the
Point Lookout / Nickerson shoreline is inset from Jones Island, did flying
into an inlet cause a problem? What about difficult to see obstacles, such
as jetties? Shai suggested that birds could have already been exhausted
prior to Sunday. I haven't heard much information on when distressed birds
(other than the booby) began being found. And what was the extent of the
"wreck"? We know about Nickerson. I saw John Zarudski (from Hempstead Town's
Conservation and Waterways Dept., I believe) this morning and he mentioned
that birds were picked up at Jones, as well. Granted there is little
coverage much of the way until Robert Moses, but were there distressed birds
elsewhere?



Let me throw in that to my current knowledge, only Great Shearwaters were
wrecked. Shai has pointed out that Greats are usually less common in these
inshore flights. Do they have a bigger problem inshore than other species?
Is the wreck sample just a function of the fact that the flight was
predominantly Great? Just something to pose, until someone notes that
distressed Cory's were also found.



Anyway, more shearwaters were found on Nickerson Beach this morning, both
dead and alive. Just single digits, so we have that to hold on to. I saw two
individuals on the water close to shore. One was able to fly a short
distance out a couple of times, only to be pushed back in by the waves. I
don't know its outcome. The other bird was eventually pushed into the
intertidal area. I picked this one up to keep it from being battered by
waves, baby sitting for it until it could be picked up to be sent to
rehabilitation (yea, I never imagined myself holding a shearwater in my
hands). I only saw one bird a safe distance out. My impression was that it
may have been recovering or fighting its way back from a near shore
encounter. I did not see healthy migrants, but didn't really expect that in
today's clear conditions (even with the continuing wind).





Steve Walter


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Date: 6/19/17 9:50 am
From: Chase <chasecammarota...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Shearwaters Suffolk County
Also, I saw my first Long Island land based great shearwater yesterday thanks to those posting. Thanks for the reports.

Chase
Babylon

> On Jun 19, 2017, at 12:38 PM, Chase <chasecammarota...> wrote:
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> A large storm formed a few days ago off of South Africa as shown in the link (I'm not sure if links work / are allowed). This may have been a factor regarding the movement of the shearwaters?
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> http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/large-swell-lights-up-africa-continues-on-to-east-coast-of-usa-yes-north-america-significant-south-atlantic-st_147731/
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Date: 6/19/17 9:50 am
From: Seth Ausubel <birdherpbug...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses SP Seawatching 6/18/17
This morning, 90 minutes of seawatching from Shinnecock Inlet and Tiana Beach produced but a lone shearwater sp., evidence that the recent anomalous distribution is continuing. We did however have 7 Parasitic Jaegers from Tiana Beach, 3 of which teamed up to harass a Herring Gull very close to shore. These birds were hanging around, not moving decidedly in one direction.

Seth Ausubel
Mary Normandia
> On Jun 19, 2017, at 11:45 AM, David Nicosia <daven102468...> wrote:
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> The last few days have featured a very strong high pressure system south of Newfoundland and a prolonged easterly flow toward the Mid Atlantic Coast which then curves to southerly up the coast from the Bahamas to the New England coast. The placement of this high pressure system and its strength is anomalous for this time of year owing to the southward displacement the jet stream for June. There has been an easterly wind anomaly of between 25 and 30 mph that is strongest from well offshore right to Long Island. This could explain some of what you have observed.
>
> On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 10:59 AM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> <mailto:<Shaibal.Mitra...>> wrote:
> As we were leaving, we saw Pete Morris arriving, and we couldn't resist joining Doug and him for some more effort.
>
> Compiling observations for the day yields the following remarkable numbers for Robert Moses SP yesterday:
>
> Great Shearwater 669
> Cory's Shearwater 48
> Manx Shearwater 8
> Sooty Shearwater 9
> Wilson's Sturm-Petrel 6
> Northern Gannet 5
> Parasitic Jaeger 1
> Black Scoter 4
>
> To put the Great Shearwater total in perspective, my previous high count from land on Long Island over 21+ years was 45, on 23 June 2001, at Democrat Point. The general pattern is for Great to be vastly outnumbered by Sooties during good early season flights, then by Cory's on good days later. In fact, in my Long Island seawatching experience, the overall frequency and abundance of Great from land has generally been very similar to that of the perceived-as-rare Manx: one or a few single-digit counts per year, versus many more and larger counts of Sooty and Cory's.
>
> We await more data from other areas, but it is already obvious that the numbers of Greats from the Jones Inlet area were far in excess of any counts there in recent memory, and it appears that numbers from further east on the island were unexpectedly low (usually they increase steadily eastward). The occurrence of exhausted birds (including the Brown Booby) suggests a prolonged storm far offshore during prior days that was positioned in such a way as to trap birds in the New York Bight (if weather-savvy folks could check on this, I'd appreciate it). Locally at least, the wind speeds were never in the range that would cause shearwaters any difficulties.
>
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
> ________________________________________
>
> Following up on Steve's report and after hearing about the Jones Beach flight, Shai and i returned to Robert Moses and put in another hour (4:22-5:22). Spectacular views on many birds as they passed by close to shore.
> Great Shearwater 177
> Cory's Shearwater. 5
> Manx Shearwater. 4
> Sooty Shearwater. 1
> Parasitic Jaeger. 1
> Black Scoter. 4
> No. Gannet 2
>
> Doug Futuyma just arrived to take up the vigil here.
>
> Patricia Lindsay
> Bay Shore
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> To: <NYSBIRDS-L...> <mailto:<NYSBIRDS-L...>
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses S.P. Sea Watching 6/18
>
> I spent the morning sea watching at Robert Moses State Park Field 2 from about 6:30 (not seriously until the fog eased around 8:30) to 12:30 (when the fog thickened again). Also joining in the effort were (until about 10:30) Brent Bomkamp, Pat Palladino, and Taylor Sturm, and (from about 11 to 12) Pat Lindsay, Shai Mitra, and Peter Morris. Actually, I have to give them more credit than that, as they picked out a lot more birds than I did. But I think I did a decent job of being the scribe. So here is what I scribed.
>
> Great Shearwater – 119
> Cory’s Shearwater – 23
> Sooty Shearwater – 1
> Shearwater sp. – 21 (most earlier on when denser fog added to the ID difficulty; Brent thought one may have been a Manx, but too difficult to confirm).
> Wilson’s Sturm-Petrel – 6
>
> One amusing sequence involved two Great Shearwaters, closer in than expected, and a swimmer, further out than expected. The shearwaters slowed down to investigate the swimmer, with the second one actually landing very close to him. It flapped its wings at him (or something like that) a bit before moving on.
>
> Afterwards in the parking lot, a few Larus fuscus americanus (well, they might be in a few thousand years).
>
> I didn’t know about the Brown Booby until I was already at Robert Moses. As I’ve mentioned before, I get the reports off the archives. I don’t know how well that always works. I’m pretty sure I checked last night and the booby reports hadn’t made it to the archives yet. I know that when I looked this morning, it was obvious why I choose not to get the e-mails. I see a lot of reports of things like Yellow Warbler getting in the way of the reports I really need. Why? Okay, Steve, be nice, stop your rant right there.
>
>
> Steve Walter
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Date: 6/19/17 9:38 am
From: Chase <chasecammarota...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Shearwaters Suffolk County
A large storm formed a few days ago off of South Africa as shown in the link (I'm not sure if links work / are allowed). This may have been a factor regarding the movement of the shearwaters?

http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/large-swell-lights-up-africa-continues-on-to-east-coast-of-usa-yes-north-america-significant-south-atlantic-st_147731/



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Date: 6/19/17 8:45 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses SP Seawatching 6/18/17
The last few days have featured a very strong high pressure system south of
Newfoundland and a prolonged easterly flow toward the Mid Atlantic Coast
which then curves to southerly up the coast from the Bahamas to the New
England coast. The placement of this high pressure system and its strength
is anomalous for this time of year owing to the southward displacement the
jet stream for June. There has been an easterly wind anomaly of between 25
and 30 mph that is strongest from well offshore right to Long Island. This
could explain some of what you have observed.

On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 10:59 AM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
wrote:

> As we were leaving, we saw Pete Morris arriving, and we couldn't resist
> joining Doug and him for some more effort.
>
> Compiling observations for the day yields the following remarkable numbers
> for Robert Moses SP yesterday:
>
> Great Shearwater 669
> Cory's Shearwater 48
> Manx Shearwater 8
> Sooty Shearwater 9
> Wilson's Sturm-Petrel 6
> Northern Gannet 5
> Parasitic Jaeger 1
> Black Scoter 4
>
> To put the Great Shearwater total in perspective, my previous high count
> from land on Long Island over 21+ years was 45, on 23 June 2001, at
> Democrat Point. The general pattern is for Great to be vastly outnumbered
> by Sooties during good early season flights, then by Cory's on good days
> later. In fact, in my Long Island seawatching experience, the overall
> frequency and abundance of Great from land has generally been very similar
> to that of the perceived-as-rare Manx: one or a few single-digit counts per
> year, versus many more and larger counts of Sooty and Cory's.
>
> We await more data from other areas, but it is already obvious that the
> numbers of Greats from the Jones Inlet area were far in excess of any
> counts there in recent memory, and it appears that numbers from further
> east on the island were unexpectedly low (usually they increase steadily
> eastward). The occurrence of exhausted birds (including the Brown Booby)
> suggests a prolonged storm far offshore during prior days that was
> positioned in such a way as to trap birds in the New York Bight (if
> weather-savvy folks could check on this, I'd appreciate it). Locally at
> least, the wind speeds were never in the range that would cause shearwaters
> any difficulties.
>
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
> ________________________________________
>
> Following up on Steve's report and after hearing about the Jones Beach
> flight, Shai and i returned to Robert Moses and put in another hour
> (4:22-5:22). Spectacular views on many birds as they passed by close to
> shore.
> Great Shearwater 177
> Cory's Shearwater. 5
> Manx Shearwater. 4
> Sooty Shearwater. 1
> Parasitic Jaeger. 1
> Black Scoter. 4
> No. Gannet 2
>
> Doug Futuyma just arrived to take up the vigil here.
>
> Patricia Lindsay
> Bay Shore
> Sent from my iPhone
> ________________________________________
> From: <bounce-121607595-11143133...> [
> <bounce-121607595-11143133...>] on behalf of Steve Walter [
> <swalter15...>]
> Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 4:40 PM
> To: <NYSBIRDS-L...>
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses S.P. Sea Watching 6/18
>
> I spent the morning sea watching at Robert Moses State Park Field 2 from
> about 6:30 (not seriously until the fog eased around 8:30) to 12:30 (when
> the fog thickened again). Also joining in the effort were (until about
> 10:30) Brent Bomkamp, Pat Palladino, and Taylor Sturm, and (from about 11
> to 12) Pat Lindsay, Shai Mitra, and Peter Morris. Actually, I have to give
> them more credit than that, as they picked out a lot more birds than I did.
> But I think I did a decent job of being the scribe. So here is what I
> scribed.
>
> Great Shearwater – 119
> Cory’s Shearwater – 23
> Sooty Shearwater – 1
> Shearwater sp. – 21 (most earlier on when denser fog added to the ID
> difficulty; Brent thought one may have been a Manx, but too difficult to
> confirm).
> Wilson’s Sturm-Petrel – 6
>
> One amusing sequence involved two Great Shearwaters, closer in than
> expected, and a swimmer, further out than expected. The shearwaters slowed
> down to investigate the swimmer, with the second one actually landing very
> close to him. It flapped its wings at him (or something like that) a bit
> before moving on.
>
> Afterwards in the parking lot, a few Larus fuscus americanus (well, they
> might be in a few thousand years).
>
> I didn’t know about the Brown Booby until I was already at Robert Moses.
> As I’ve mentioned before, I get the reports off the archives. I don’t know
> how well that always works. I’m pretty sure I checked last night and the
> booby reports hadn’t made it to the archives yet. I know that when I looked
> this morning, it was obvious why I choose not to get the e-mails. I see a
> lot of reports of things like Yellow Warbler getting in the way of the
> reports I really need. Why? Okay, Steve, be nice, stop your rant right
> there.
>
>
> Steve Walter
> Bayside, NY
> http://stevewalternature.com (currently featuring the Henslow’s Sparrow)
>
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Date: 6/19/17 7:59 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses SP Seawatching 6/18/17
As we were leaving, we saw Pete Morris arriving, and we couldn't resist joining Doug and him for some more effort.

Compiling observations for the day yields the following remarkable numbers for Robert Moses SP yesterday:

Great Shearwater 669
Cory's Shearwater 48
Manx Shearwater 8
Sooty Shearwater 9
Wilson's Sturm-Petrel 6
Northern Gannet 5
Parasitic Jaeger 1
Black Scoter 4

To put the Great Shearwater total in perspective, my previous high count from land on Long Island over 21+ years was 45, on 23 June 2001, at Democrat Point. The general pattern is for Great to be vastly outnumbered by Sooties during good early season flights, then by Cory's on good days later. In fact, in my Long Island seawatching experience, the overall frequency and abundance of Great from land has generally been very similar to that of the perceived-as-rare Manx: one or a few single-digit counts per year, versus many more and larger counts of Sooty and Cory's.

We await more data from other areas, but it is already obvious that the numbers of Greats from the Jones Inlet area were far in excess of any counts there in recent memory, and it appears that numbers from further east on the island were unexpectedly low (usually they increase steadily eastward). The occurrence of exhausted birds (including the Brown Booby) suggests a prolonged storm far offshore during prior days that was positioned in such a way as to trap birds in the New York Bight (if weather-savvy folks could check on this, I'd appreciate it). Locally at least, the wind speeds were never in the range that would cause shearwaters any difficulties.

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore
________________________________________

Following up on Steve's report and after hearing about the Jones Beach flight, Shai and i returned to Robert Moses and put in another hour (4:22-5:22). Spectacular views on many birds as they passed by close to shore.
Great Shearwater 177
Cory's Shearwater. 5
Manx Shearwater. 4
Sooty Shearwater. 1
Parasitic Jaeger. 1
Black Scoter. 4
No. Gannet 2

Doug Futuyma just arrived to take up the vigil here.

Patricia Lindsay
Bay Shore
Sent from my iPhone
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From: <bounce-121607595-11143133...> [<bounce-121607595-11143133...>] on behalf of Steve Walter [<swalter15...>]
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 4:40 PM
To: <NYSBIRDS-L...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses S.P. Sea Watching 6/18

I spent the morning sea watching at Robert Moses State Park Field 2 from about 6:30 (not seriously until the fog eased around 8:30) to 12:30 (when the fog thickened again). Also joining in the effort were (until about 10:30) Brent Bomkamp, Pat Palladino, and Taylor Sturm, and (from about 11 to 12) Pat Lindsay, Shai Mitra, and Peter Morris. Actually, I have to give them more credit than that, as they picked out a lot more birds than I did. But I think I did a decent job of being the scribe. So here is what I scribed.

Great Shearwater 119
Corys Shearwater 23
Sooty Shearwater 1
Shearwater sp. 21 (most earlier on when denser fog added to the ID difficulty; Brent thought one may have been a Manx, but too difficult to confirm).
Wilsons Sturm-Petrel 6

One amusing sequence involved two Great Shearwaters, closer in than expected, and a swimmer, further out than expected. The shearwaters slowed down to investigate the swimmer, with the second one actually landing very close to him. It flapped its wings at him (or something like that) a bit before moving on.

Afterwards in the parking lot, a few Larus fuscus americanus (well, they might be in a few thousand years).

I didnt know about the Brown Booby until I was already at Robert Moses. As Ive mentioned before, I get the reports off the archives. I dont know how well that always works. Im pretty sure I checked last night and the booby reports hadnt made it to the archives yet. I know that when I looked this morning, it was obvious why I choose not to get the e-mails. I see a lot of reports of things like Yellow Warbler getting in the way of the reports I really need. Why? Okay, Steve, be nice, stop your rant right there.


Steve Walter
Bayside, NY
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Date: 6/19/17 6:41 am
From: Menachem Goldstein <goldsteinm95...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern Nickerson Beach
Young bird in front of eastern colony.
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Date: 6/18/17 6:42 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Carl Schurz Park: Sun. 18-Jun-2017
NY County Highlights: Laughing Gull, Northern Rough-winged Swallow & House
Finch (2).

*1st hour:* *12 spp.*; *2nd:* *+3* = *15 spp.*

Full checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37672174

*Summer frequency ranking:*
1. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
2. Laughing Gull
3. House Finch
4. Northern Mockingbird
5. Cedar Waxwing
6. Barn Swallow
7. Great Egret
8. Chimney Swift
9. Great Black-backed Gull
10. Herring Gull
11. Double-crested Cormorant
12. Rock Pigeon
13. European Starling
14. American Robin
15. House Sparrow
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Date: 6/18/17 6:41 pm
From: Taylor Sturm <tjsturm...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] FRANKLIN'S GULL - Northport, Suffolk Co.
Hello!!
At 8:00 pm (high tide) an adult FRANKLIN'S GULL was loafing with around 20
Laughing Gulls on the close sandbar at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport,
Suffolk County.
After just a few minutes, the birds were flushed by a group of small kids
and they all flew strongly west. I stayed until it was getting too dark to
see but they didn't come back.
I'm not aware of how early they start charging at this beach, but it costs
$30.00 to get in when they are (free with a Town of Huntington Beach Pass).
Good birding,
Taylor Sturm

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Date: 6/18/17 6:11 pm
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach seabirds
Not to be a buzzkill but just want to remind people that while situations like this are great for birders they are very bad for the birds. While walking into the beach I was literally hit by a Great Shearwater near the entrance. Talking to a beach employee he told me that 25 were taken in to a rehabber on Long Beach and we found at least 10 exhausted birds that they were holding over night at Nickerson. All birds seemed well fed and they just had no energy left. Near dark I took 2 more out of the surf and put them behind little sand castles to shelter them from the wind. Very sad to see.

During my time seawatching I had the following.

75+ Great Shearwater
5 Corey's
1 Manx
2 Sooty
1 Parastic Jaeger came onshore at sundown and buzzed the east Tern colony.
Also had an adult Arctic Tern on the beach of the east Tern colony as well.
5 Roseate Terns sitting on beach



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Date: 6/18/17 3:17 pm
From: Edward Becher <ebe6580017...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses seawatch continued (Suffolk Co.)
On an alert from Bob Anderson I went to the jetty at Jones from 12:30 to 4:30.
220 Greater
16 cory
1 sooty
1 manx
I had help from Bob Proniewych, Ari Gilbery, Dave Klauber, and Doug Futuyama.
Windy, foggy and a great day!!!

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses seawatch continued (Suffolk Co.)

Following up on Steve's report and after hearing about the Jones Beach flight, Shai and i returned to Robert Moses and put in another hour (4:22-5:22). Spectacular views on many birds as they passed by close to shore.
Great Shearwater 177
Cory's Shearwater. 5
Manx Shearwater. 4
Sooty Shearwater. 1
Parasitic Jaeger. 1
Black Scoter. 4
No. Gannet 2

Doug Futuyma just arrived to take up the vigil here.

Patricia Lindsay
Bay Shore
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Date: 6/18/17 2:52 pm
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses seawatch continued (Suffolk Co.)
Following up on Steve's report and after hearing about the Jones Beach flight, Shai and i returned to Robert Moses and put in another hour (4:22-5:22). Spectacular views on many birds as they passed by close to shore.
Great Shearwater 177
Cory's Shearwater. 5
Manx Shearwater. 4
Sooty Shearwater. 1
Parasitic Jaeger. 1
Black Scoter. 4
No. Gannet 2

Doug Futuyma just arrived to take up the vigil here.

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Bay Shore
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Date: 6/18/17 2:20 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Seabird action Queens coastal...
I have been out all day birding Queens and with the fog somewhat lifting about 1/2 ago, I began to slowly pick up bird life off the Ocean. Cory's (mostly), Great, and Sooty Shearwaters. I won't go so far as to call it a flight since there is no sustained streaming by of birds.

However, there is a bit of feeding frenzy in several areas on the ocean, visible from Breezy, Riis and Tilden. Birds seemed to be milling around fishing boats Brooklyn IV and V. This is where I have been picking up the Shearwaters. I have even managed digiscoped shots of some Tubenoses. How bout dat.

Other highlights included Roseate (5) and Royal Terns (4)

Cheers,

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Date: 6/18/17 1:44 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sun., June 18, 2017 - Magnolia & Black-and-white Warblers, Breeding Birds
Central Park, NYC
Sunday, June 18, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, & many other observers

Highlights: Magnolia & Black-and-white Warblers, Breeding Birds

Canada Goose - 22 (17 adults & 3 goslings Reservoir, 2 adults Turtle Pond)
Mallard - 26 (6 adults & 6 ducklings Reservoir, 14 adults Turtle Pond)
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - 4 (over Turtle Pond & Humming Tombstone)
Herring Gull - 3 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 (4 Reservoir, 1 Turtle Pond)
Great Egret - flyover
Black-crowned Night-Heron - south of Oak Bridge
Red-tailed Hawk - at least 2 adults circling overhead, juvenile near 72nd & Fifth Ave. (Wendy Miller & George Beckwith)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 5 including a pair at Maintenance Field
Downy Woodpecker - 4 including a male feeding a juvenile at Gill Overlook
Northern Flicker - 7 including 4 together at Oak Bridge
Great Crested Flycatcher - pair in Ramble
Eastern Kingbird - pair nesting at Turtle Pond, adult landing on the back of a flying Red-tailed Hawk south of Oven
Warbling Vireo - 4 singing males
Crow - silent flyover
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - 3 Reservoir including female perched on nest
Tufted Titmouse - Azalea Pond & Tupelo Field
White-breasted Nuthatch - 4 (4 together at Azalea Pond adult feeding juvenile (Bob - early a.m.), 2 juveniles & adult seen later at the Summer House)
American Robin - many juveniles around
Gray Catbird - adult collecting earthworms at Upper Lobe Lawn, fluffy, short-tailed fledgling Maintenance Field (Sandra Critelli)
Cedar Waxwing - pair Oak Bridge
House Finch - female Reservoir
Black-and-white Warbler - female Oak Bridge
Magnolia Warbler - adult male in dense shrubs below Warbler Rock
Song Sparrow - heard SW Reservoir
Northern Cardinal - pairs
Red-winged Blackbird - first-summer male Turtle Pond
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - Tupelo Field
Baltimore Oriole - 7 (2 females, 5 males)

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Date: 6/18/17 1:40 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses S.P. Sea Watching 6/18
I spent the morning sea watching at Robert Moses State Park Field 2 from
about 6:30 (not seriously until the fog eased around 8:30) to 12:30 (when
the fog thickened again). Also joining in the effort were (until about
10:30) Brent Bomkamp, Pat Palladino, and Taylor Sturm, and (from about 11 to
12) Pat Lindsay, Shai Mitra, and Peter Morris. Actually, I have to give them
more credit than that, as they picked out a lot more birds than I did. But I
think I did a decent job of being the scribe. So here is what I scribed.



Great Shearwater - 119

Cory's Shearwater - 23

Sooty Shearwater - 1

Shearwater sp. - 21 (most earlier on when denser fog added to the ID
difficulty; Brent thought one may have been a Manx, but too difficult to
confirm).

Wilson's Sturm-Petrel - 6



One amusing sequence involved two Great Shearwaters, closer in than
expected, and a swimmer, further out than expected. The shearwaters slowed
down to investigate the swimmer, with the second one actually landing very
close to him. It flapped its wings at him (or something like that) a bit
before moving on.



Afterwards in the parking lot, a few Larus fuscus americanus (well, they
might be in a few thousand years).



I didn't know about the Brown Booby until I was already at Robert Moses. As
I've mentioned before, I get the reports off the archives. I don't know how
well that always works. I'm pretty sure I checked last night and the booby
reports hadn't made it to the archives yet. I know that when I looked this
morning, it was obvious why I choose not to get the e-mails. I see a lot of
reports of things like Yellow Warbler getting in the way of the reports I
really need. Why? Okay, Steve, be nice, stop your rant right there.





Steve Walter

Bayside, NY

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Date: 6/18/17 12:58 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Shearwater Jones beach jetty
Constant flight east. Mostly great a few corys 1 manx 1 sooty. Been going on over an hour probably longer. Sorry if this is a duplicate post
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Date: 6/18/17 12:48 pm
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Seabird flight now Jones beach jetty. 4 shearwater species.mostly great


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Date: 6/18/17 9:01 am
From: Mike McBrien <mcb3mb...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pacific Loon - Cupsogue, Suffolk
Doug Futuyma and I seawatched from Cupsogue this morning from about 7:45-10. Our watch was highlighted by an breeding-plumaged adult Pacific Loon, that passed by westbound fairly close to shore. Seabird numbers were very low, compared to recent days and the flights going on this morning well to the west.

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Date: 6/18/17 6:56 am
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby specimen
Is there any indication as to what might have led to her weakened state?
Will any effort be made to determine that further?

Ardith

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Date: 6/18/17 6:30 am
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby specimen
The deceased Brown Booby from Nickerson Beach, Nassau Co. will become part of the Cornell Lab collection, with all permits in place.

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Date: 6/18/17 4:43 am
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby YES
Condolences.
> On Jun 18, 2017, at 5:24 AM, Sean Sime <sean...> wrote:
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> Yesterday's Brown Booby at was seen at roughly 5am as it flew east along the shoreline from in between the two colonies.
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Date: 6/18/17 4:41 am
From: Tim Healy <tph56...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby is deceased
Sad to hear, and unfortunately not surprising based on her behavior yesterday. Is there any chance that the body can be collected safely? Going to a museum or research center would be the best possible end to her story at this point. If the roping for the colony and the nesting birds are obstacles, perhaps the local researchers could be alerted so they could gather the remains.

Cheers,
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Date: 6/18/17 2:52 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby is deceased
The Brown Booby has died. Just wanted to get the word out. Any body with a collecting permit....

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Date: 6/18/17 2:24 am
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby YES
Yesterday's Brown Booby at was seen at roughly 5am as it flew east along the shoreline from in between the two colonies.
Visibility is poor at best. More eyes would be welcome!
Only 2 of us out here now.

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Date: 6/17/17 10:43 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 NYS eBird Hotspots site click the 'Overview' link on
the 'Explore a Location' line:
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Green represents a New York State first and yellow highlights a species
added for the first time over the past few months.

*Chenango County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Chenango>*
Black Tern (30-May-2017)

*Orleans County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Orleans>*
Laughing Gull (8-Jun-2017)

*Saratoga County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Saratoga>*
Chukar (8-Jun-2017)
*— should be reclassified as 'introduced' bringing the total # down to 479
from 480 for N.Y.S.*

*Schuyler County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Schuyler>*
Ruddy Turnstone (27-May-2017)

*Warren County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Warren>*
Gray-cheeked Thrush (4-Jun-2017)

*Wayne County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Wayne>*
Laughing Gull (3-Jun-2017)

*Otsego County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Otsego>*
Snowy Owl (Removed)

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Date: 6/17/17 6:53 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] NYBG, Bronx - Sat., June 17, 2017 - E. Wood-Pewee, E. Phoebe, Wood Thrush, Yellow Warbler

I don't know how, but I managed to omit the adult male Orchard Oriole we saw at the Swale this morning from the list.

Deb

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>To: NYSBIRDS-L <NYSBIRDS-L...>
>Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYBG, Bronx - Sat., June 17, 2017 - E. Wood-Pewee, E. Phoebe, Wood Thrush, Yellow Warbler
>
>New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
>Saturday, June 17, 2017
>OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, and many other observers
>
>
>Highlights: 4 Species of Tyrant Flycatchers, Wood Thrush, & Yellow Warblers
>
>
>Mallard - Bronx River
>Mourning Dove
>Chimney Swift
>Ruby-throated Hummingbird - male perched high at the Swale
>Red-tailed Hawk - flyover
>Red-bellied Woodpecker - pair bridge over Bronx River near Twin Lakes
>Northern Flicker - juvenile
>Monk Parakeet - near school group entrance
>Eastern Wood-Pewee - singing in Forest
>Eastern Phoebe - singing at bridge near Twin Lakes
>Great Crested Flycatcher - heard in Forest
>Eastern Kingbird - in Pine near Fordham Road
>Warbling Vireo - at least 6 various locations
>Red-eyed Vireo - at the Swale
>Blue Jay
>Northern Rough-winged Swallow
>Black-capped Chickadee - in Pine near Fordham Road
>Tufted Titmouse - breeding adult fluttering wings in Forest
>White-breasted Nuthatch - Forest (Ginny deLiagre)
>Wood Thrush - singing & carrying food for young in Forest
>American Robin
>Gray Catbird
>Northern Mockingbird - near Fordham Road Pine Grove
>Cedar Waxwing - 3 at the Swale (Will Papp)
>American Goldfinch - male & female (female carrying food chased by Gray Catbird)
>Yellow Warbler - 5
>Chipping Sparrow - 4 or 5
>Song Sparrow - heard
>Northern Cardinal - male feeding juvenile
>Red-winged Blackbird - at least 2 males & 2 females incl. courtship display & mating at the Swale
>Common Grackle
>Baltimore Oriole - 8 (6 males & 2 females)
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Date: 6/17/17 6:38 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Carl Schurz Park: Sat. 17-Jun-2017
NY County Highlights: Laughing Gull (2), American Crow, Northern
Rough-winged Swallow (2) & House Finch (3).

*1st hour:* *14 spp.*; *2nd:* *+6* = *20 spp.*

Full checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37651645

*Summer frequency ranking:*
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3. Laughing Gull
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5. Northern Mockingbird
6. Cedar Waxwing
7. Barn Swallow
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10. Great Black-backed Gull
11. Herring Gull
12. Blue Jay
13. Double-crested Cormorant
14. Gray Catbird
15. Mallard
16. Mourning Dove
17. Rock Pigeon
18. European Starling
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Date: 6/17/17 6:15 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYBG, Bronx - Sat., June 17, 2017 - E. Wood-Pewee, E. Phoebe, Wood Thrush, Yellow Warbler
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
Saturday, June 17, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, and many other observers


Highlights: 4 Species of Tyrant Flycatchers, Wood Thrush, & Yellow Warblers


Mallard - Bronx River
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - male perched high at the Swale
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover
Red-bellied Woodpecker - pair bridge over Bronx River near Twin Lakes
Northern Flicker - juvenile
Monk Parakeet - near school group entrance
Eastern Wood-Pewee - singing in Forest
Eastern Phoebe - singing at bridge near Twin Lakes
Great Crested Flycatcher - heard in Forest
Eastern Kingbird - in Pine near Fordham Road
Warbling Vireo - at least 6 various locations
Red-eyed Vireo - at the Swale
Blue Jay
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee - in Pine near Fordham Road
Tufted Titmouse - breeding adult fluttering wings in Forest
White-breasted Nuthatch - Forest (Ginny deLiagre)
Wood Thrush - singing & carrying food for young in Forest
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird - near Fordham Road Pine Grove
Cedar Waxwing - 3 at the Swale (Will Papp)
American Goldfinch - male & female (female carrying food chased by Gray Catbird)
Yellow Warbler - 5
Chipping Sparrow - 4 or 5
Song Sparrow - heard
Northern Cardinal - male feeding juvenile
Red-winged Blackbird - at least 2 males & 2 females incl. courtship display & mating at the Swale
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole - 8 (6 males & 2 females)

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Date: 6/17/17 5:11 pm
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Brown Booby at Nickerson
As a minor follow-up, looking over my pictures at home it appears that the
bird has an injury to its left eye, which may explain why it is so lost.

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> There is currently a Brown Booby on the ground at the west colony in
> Nickerson.
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Date: 6/17/17 2:12 pm
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brown Booby at Nickerson
There is currently a Brown Booby on the ground at the west colony in
Nickerson.

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Date: 6/17/17 8:05 am
From: <suefeustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel at Caumsett State Park (Suffolk Co.)
A male Dickcissel was discovered this morning in the restoration field west of the parking lot. Bird was observed singing in both the tall locust trees bordering the field and perched in the field itself. Rare in Suffolk County during the breeding season.

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Date: 6/16/17 10:06 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 16 June 2017
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jun. 16, 2017
* NYNY1706.16

- Birds mentioned
MISSISSIPPI KITE+
BLACK-NECKED STILT+
WILSON'S PLOVER+
ARCTIC TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet
Cattle Egret
Sora
Red Knot
White-rumped Sandpiper
LITTLE GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Royal Tern
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Acadian Flycatcher
Worm-eating Warbler
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Prairie Warbler
Canada Warbler
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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 16th 2017
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are MISSISSIPPI KITE, BLACK-NECKED
STILT, ARCTIC TERN, LITTLE GULL, WILSON'S PLOVER, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER.

First, we are very saddened to note that Irving Cantor passed away recently
at the splendid age of 97. An active member of the New York birding scene
going back to the days of the Bronx County Bird Club. Irv's energy, spirit
and friendship will long be remembered.

Last Monday morning in Bedford, Westchester County an immature MISSISSIPPI
KITE was photographed as it passed over Bylane Farm heading southwest. Not
reported since this is a species to watch for while traveling about.

A pair of BLACK-NECKED STILTS seen in the swale off the Jones Beach West
End parking field 2 back on May 29th and 30th reappeared there last Monday
and continued visiting that site to Wednesday but not since. Where were
they in the interim? Other birds seen in the swale included a GULL-BILLED
TERN Monday and a few WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and also on Monday came a
noteworthy report of a WILSON'S PLOVER. Unfortunately this was just
observed in flight and had passed by the observers before the bill, the
ultimate field mark for this species, could be seen. This is certainly a
bird to look for along the ocean beaches and adjacent mudflats.

Nickerson Beach and Lido Beach has recently been providing a nice variety
of birds around the tern and skimmer colony highlighted by an immature
ARCTIC TERN Thursday plus BLACK, ROSEATE and one or two ROYAL TERNS during
the week, a pair of GULL-BILLED TERNS in the colony and an immature LITTLE
GULL seen again last Sunday along with some lingering LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS the latter a feature of many gull flocks gathering along Long
Island's south shore but at Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes the
location, where ARCTIC TERN is most frequently found locally, one was seen
on the flats last Sunday. Other terns there on Wednesday featured 4
ROSEATE, 3 ROYAL, 2 GULL-BILLED and 1 BLACK while lingering shorebirds that
day included 23 RED KNOT and 4 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS. For those
especially who enjoy south shore seawatching, today finally produced a good
offshore of tubenoses. The morning watch from Robert Moses State Park field
2 produced 180 CORY'S, 46 GREAT and 7 SOOTY SHEARWATERS, 17 WILSON'S
STORM-PETRELS and 7 NORTHERN GANNETS. An afternoon watch from the beach
building at Tiana Beach off Dune Road also produced small numbers of the
above shearwaters and storm-petrels and added MANX SHEARWATER to the list.
A watch closer to the city off Fort Tilden included 4 CORY'S, 1 GREAT and 2
SOOTY SHEARWATERS. But as a rule seawatching is often more productive the
farther east you get along the south shore.

The CATTLE EGRET was still at Cow Meadow Park in Freeport last Saturday.

Unusual and potentially breeding rare local warblers included a
PROTHONOTARY at the William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach Sunday and a
YELLOW-THROATED at Connetquot River State Park Thursday while late migrant
warblers this week included PRAIRIE, MAGNOLIA, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, CANADA
and WORM-EATING.

The Greenwich-Stamford Summer Bird Count last weekend tallied 131 species
including in Westchester County SORA, NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER and BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE the latter new for the count.

To phone 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: 6/16/17 10:58 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Fri., June 16, 2017 - Yellow Warbler & Common Yellowthroat, Fledgling N. Flickers
Central Park, NYC - North End
Friday, June 16, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, and many other observers

Highlights: Fledged Northern Flickers, lingering warblers: Yellow Warbler & Common Yellowthroat.

Canada Goose - 8 Harlem Meer
Mallard - 15-20 (Meer & Pool) plus brood of 5 ducklings at the Pool
Indian Runner Duck - domestic Mallard at Harlem Meer
Mourning Dove - at least 6 plus 1 juvenile
Chimney Swift - 8
Herring Gull - 7 flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 flyovers
Great Egret - 5 flyovers
Snowy Egret - around 10 flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Meer Island
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3 pairs
Downy Woodpecker - male at the Loch
Northern Flicker - 2 adults with 5 fledglings at the Loch
Eastern Kingbird - Nutter's Battery
Warbling Vireo - at least 5 pairs
Red-eyed Vireo - NE Great Hill (lone bird, not singing)
Blue Jay - Loch
Barn Swallow - 2 over Great Hill
White-breasted Nuthatch - south of the Blockhouse
House Wren - singing - moving between the Green Bench & wildflower Meadow
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
Northern Mockingbird - flyover Wildflower Meadow
Cedar Waxwing - pair Grassy Knoll & small groups feeding on Shadbush berriers & cherries
House Finch - 3 Wildflower Meadow
American Goldfinch - 3 - male & 2 females moving between Grassy Knoll & Wildflower Meadow
Common Yellowthroat - male west side of Wildflower Meadow
Yellow Warbler - female Green Bench
Chipping Sparrow - moving between Grassy Knoll/Sparrow Ridge & Green Bench making "chip" calls
Song Sparrow - pair Conservatory Garden
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - 3 first-summer males Nutter's Battery
Common Grackle - residents
Baltimore Oriole - 4 pairs

In addition:

Edward Gaillard tweeted a singing common Yellowthroat east of Belvedere Castle at 8:42a.m.

Tony Gazso tweeted a Yellow Warbler at Turtle Pond near Belvedere Castle at 9:02am.

Deb Allen

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Date: 6/16/17 10:46 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Shearwaters Queens Co.
A heads up from Gail and Tom on the Seabirds Flight at Robert Moses, enabled me to dash out to some of our local spots in Queens to see if I could get in on the Tubenose action.

In my 2 hours of Seawatching between Fort Tilden and RIIS Park, I managed 2 Sooty, 1 Great and 4 Cory's Shearwaters. Several Shearwater sp.(s) were too far out for any definitive ID. Additionally, I had fleeting glimpses of one Jaeger type bird which I lost in the wave action and never got on it thereafter. Not enough of a look to safely pin a label.

9 Lesser Black-backed Gulls; eight heading east with one 1Cy bird on the beach. Other than that, the Ocean in my neck of the woods was not as active as out East.

Cheers,

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Conquer like the fire
ɽSteady as the mountain
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> On Jun 16, 2017, at 10:19 AM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> wrote:
>
> After weeks of very slow seawatches we were finally rewarded this morning at Robert Moses SP, Suffolk LI, near the western end of Fire Island.
>
> From 07:10-09:55, John Gluth and I tallied 180 Cory's, 46 Great, and 7 Sooty Shearwaters, 17 Wilson's Storm-Petrels, and 7 Northern Gannets, all moving west to east. We were assisted during portions of the effort by Patricia Lindsay, Ken & Sue Feustel, Tom Burke, and Gail Benson.
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> Shai Mitra
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Date: 6/16/17 7:19 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Seabird Flight Robert Moses SP, Suffolk, LI
After weeks of very slow seawatches we were finally rewarded this morning at Robert Moses SP, Suffolk LI, near the western end of Fire Island.

From 07:10-09:55, John Gluth and I tallied 180 Cory's, 46 Great, and 7 Sooty Shearwaters, 17 Wilson's Storm-Petrels, and 7 Northern Gannets, all moving west to east. We were assisted during portions of the effort by Patricia Lindsay, Ken & Sue Feustel, Tom Burke, and Gail Benson.

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Date: 6/15/17 6:42 pm
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Queens County Bird Club - Wed. June 21 - George Armistead presents "Better Birding: Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field"
The Queens County Bird Club will be meeting at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd Douglaston, NY 11362 <http://goo.gl/8cnmjT> >Map of location<

at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Free admission. Refreshments served.

Public transit users: Meeting location is one mile from the Bayside LIRR station; you may either walk, take the Q12 bus, or use car service located at the station.



George Armistead will present “Better Birding: Tips, Tools and Concepts for the Field”

George L. Armistead will present bird identification strategies from his new book, co-written with Brian Sullivan.

George, a birder since the age of 9 years old, has a long history in connecting people with nature through his writing, and through ecotourism and expedition travel. Currently chief network officer at Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures, which operates over 300 tours annually, George is also a professional wildlife guide with 20 years of experience. He has led trips to all seven continents, and from 2012 - 2016, he managed the events program for the American Birding Association, and served as an instructor at ABA young birder camps.

He has authored two books on birds including Better Birding: Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field (with co-author Brian Sullivan) and The ABA Field Guide to the Birds of Pennsylvania. Based in Philadelphia, George spends much of his free time outdoors, but also loves Philly sports teams, and the city’s dining scene and nightlife. Copies of George’s book “Better Birding …” will be available for sale at the meeting.



Nancy Tognan

<mailto:<nancy.tognan...> <nancy.tognan...>

Vice President, Queens County Bird Club



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



* QCBC is a tax exempt, charitable organization {501c3}. *




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Date: 6/15/17 6:30 pm
From: Cindy Goldman <cindyg91...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at Jones Beach (No)
I took the next shift, 5:15-8:20pm no sign of them

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Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 7:46:25 PM
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at Jones Beach (No)

Was there from 6:00am to 7:30am and from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. No sign of the Stilts in the Swale (or a few other areas I checked) at those times. The mosquito-spraying helicopter was very active when I arrived, not sure if that was a factor today. Perhaps my timing was just off ...
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Date: 6/15/17 5:29 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/13-14-15
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City -

On Tuesday, 13 June, a male Black-throated Blue Warbler was a very late straggler or wanderer, at the Great Hill in the park’s north end. 2 Catharus [genus] Thrush species besides nesting Wood Thrush, were seen, one Swainson’s Thrush, & one 'Gray-cheeked’ type, these also in the north end of the park in fairly thick vegetation. Quite late now for at least Swainson’s Thrush.
...
Wednesday, 14 June, a female Mourning Warbler flushed from nearly ground-level at the edge of dense vegetation in the north woods of the park.

Not a bird, but of interest as rain showers were ending, an Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis) flew by, under still-dark skies, but well after dawn. It’s one of, if not the most commonly-observed bat species in Central, & possibly of most of N.Y. City. It may be the most likely species to be observed in daylight hours here in the city, sometimes rather active even in the daytime, more so at dawn or dusk, or on some overcast days.
...
Thursday, 15 June, a singing male Canada Warbler was by the small stream near W. 77 St. just inside the park, & a “return” of the Common Yellowthroat that had been singing a lot north of the King Jagiello of Poland’s statue, e. of Turtle Pond - also, other Common Yellowthroats in several locations continue to sing from their respective places… whether any of these males have mates is still to be seen.

There hasn’t been any grebe on the CP reservoir all this week, as far as I’ve noticed, & not a whole lot of anything avian but the regulars of summer (Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Herons, Double-crested Cormorants, Barn Swallows, & some of the expected urban waterfowl & a smattering of gulls, now mainly Great Black-backed & [American] Herring Gulls.

———
"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”.)

good -and ethical- birding,

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Date: 6/15/17 5:21 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Thu. 15-Jun-2017
NY County Highlights (*): Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Killdeer (5), Fish
Crow (11+), Common Raven, Tree Swallow (4+) & Brown-headed Cowbird (2).

*1st hour:* *11 spp.*; *2nd:* *+9*; *3rd:* *+6*; *4th:* *+1*; *5th:* *+1* = *28
spp.*

Full checklist & images: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37611724

Rarest to most common:
(*) summer algorithm based on eBird database: months seen, days seen &
checklist frequency:

1. Common Raven
2. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
3. Killdeer
4. Tree Swallow
5. Fish Crow
6. Brown-headed Cowbird
7. American Black Duck
8. Common Tern
9. Gadwall
10. Peregrine Falcon
11. American Crow
12. Song Sparrow
13. Barn Swallow
14. Ring-billed Gull
15. Chimney Swift
16. Red-winged Blackbird
17. Great Black-backed Gull
18. Herring Gull
19. Canada Goose
20. Double-crested Cormorant
21. Northern Cardinal
22. Mallard
23. Common Grackle
24. Mourning Dove
25. Rock Pigeon
26. European Starling
27. American Robin
28. House Sparrow
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Date: 6/15/17 4:46 pm
From: Anthony Collerton <icollerton...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at Jones Beach (No)
Was there from 6:00am to 7:30am and from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. No sign of the
Stilts in the Swale (or a few other areas I checked) at those times. The
mosquito-spraying helicopter was very active when I arrived, not sure if
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Date: 6/15/17 3:46 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 15 Jun 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 06/15/2017
* NYBU1706.15
- Birds mentioned

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LAUGHING GULL
Least Bittern
Merlin
Acadian Flycatcher
Winter Wren
Blue-headed Vireo
Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
La. Waterthrush
Hooded Warbler

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 06/15/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, June 15, 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.

LAUGHING GULLS were the highlight of reports
received June 8 through June 15 from the
Niagara Frontier Region.

June 8, two adult LAUGHING GULLS were reported
on the breakwall at Point Breeze, at the mouth
of Oak Orchard Creek at Lake Ontario in Orleans
County.

June 10 at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park,
LA. WATERTHRUSH and three WINTER WRENS in the
Eternal Flame area of the park, with 2 ACADIAN
FLYCATCHERS, 2 BLUE-HEADED VIREOS, 3 HOODED
WARBLERS and BL.-THR. GREEN WARB.

The BOS picnic meeting and hike at Tifft Nature
Preserve in Buffalo the evening of June 14,
checklisted 40 species highlighted by a LEAST
BITTERN flying over the north marshes.

And, in the City of Tonawanda, a MERLIN was
photographed.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, June 22. 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: 6/15/17 10:11 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Canada Warbler in Scarsdale
I was at my friends home on Old Army Rd. this am and heard a Canada Warbler singing down in their backyard which has a low moist area of trees and shrubs and ground cover that is left to grow wild.  It seems a little late for a migrant going north and early for a southbound migrant.  Don't know if it's on territory or not, could just be a straggler who's lost.  Also had a tanager calling nearby.
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Date: 6/15/17 8:52 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Arctic & Gull-billed Terns Nickerson Beach, Nassau, LI
Highlights this morning 8:30-9:40 at Nickerson Beach were a first-summer Arctic Tern and an adult Gull-billed Tern:

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Date: 6/14/17 7:15 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Carl Schurz Park: Wed. 14-Jun-2017
NY County highlights: Northern Rough-winged Swallow (3), House Finch &
Northern Mockingbird.

*1st hour:* *11 spp.*; *2nd:* *+6* = *17 spp.*

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Date: 6/14/17 4:18 pm
From: Tim Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at Jones Beach - YES
Both birds are still present at the south end of the swale.

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Date: 6/14/17 1:16 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Long Island Birding Highlights 6-13
Highlights:

Cupsogue: 1 Wilson's Storm Petrel - the only highlight from an hour of seawatching.

On the Cupsogue Flats: 4 Roseate, 3 Royal, 1 Black (1st Summer) and 2 GULL-BILLED TERNS. Were present in addition to the expected Sternidaes.

For shorebirds, the highlights were 4 White-rumped Sandpipers, 23 Red Knots and 14 Short-billed Dowitchers.

Jones Beach Swale: continuing 2 Black-necked Stilts (BNST), 3 White-rumped Sandpipers, 1 Western Sandpiper and two 1Cy LBBGs were the highlights there.

If the BNSTs are the same birds observed by one Stan Furtak at the end of May (30th, it would mean these birds have hung around the Jones Beach area for more than 2 weeks.

Nickerson Beach: lots of Beach activity and vehicular disturbances. I never really had a huge number of Terns to look at. The highlights were four 1st summer COTEs.

A hike along the beach sorting through the Gulls turned up two 3Cy Lesser Black-backed Gulls.


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Date: 6/14/17 8:39 am
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Common Raven
I just had a Common Raven flying across in front of my house heading northeast at eye level with my third floor apartment.  I guess they are breeding somewhere around Van Cortlandt Park.  I'm on the northern border of the park.
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Date: 6/13/17 6:02 pm
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Subject: Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Black Skimmers, Midtown NYC
You can also see them on the East River on 34th street. They go up to the 50's and then down to 23rd street and turn around.

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> On Jun 13, 2017, at 8:39 PM, Peter <pwpost...> [ebirdsnyc] <ebirdsnyc-noreply...> wrote:
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> Thus had been going on for many, many years. Skimmers flying up the Hudson at night and even appearing regularly. on water bodies in Central Park at night.
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>> Whilst I've seen isolated black skimmers every summer for the past few years on this stretch of the Hudson, I've never seen them with such regularity as I have over the last week. Just now another 4 cruised upriver, seeming to have crossed NYC at its point of lowest altitude (smart birds), before bearing west into Weehawken bay.
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>> All the birds (12 in total) have taken the exact same route. I suspect they're from one of the Queens breeding populations, and are going to feed nocturnally in the Meadowlands. It's interesting as diurnal-foraging birds are regular at the mouth of the Hudson - at Liberty SP - all summer.
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Date: 6/13/17 5:39 pm
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Black Skimmers, Midtown NYC
Thus had been going on for many, many years. Skimmers flying up the Hudson at night and even appearing regularly. on water bodies in Central Park at night.

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> Whilst I've seen isolated black skimmers every summer for the past few years on this stretch of the Hudson, I've never seen them with such regularity as I have over the last week. Just now another 4 cruised upriver, seeming to have crossed NYC at its point of lowest altitude (smart birds), before bearing west into Weehawken bay.
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> All the birds (12 in total) have taken the exact same route. I suspect they're from one of the Queens breeding populations, and are going to feed nocturnally in the Meadowlands. It's interesting as diurnal-foraging birds are regular at the mouth of the Hudson - at Liberty SP - all summer.
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Date: 6/13/17 5:10 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black Skimmers, Midtown NYC
Whilst I've seen isolated black skimmers every summer for the past few
years on this stretch of the Hudson, I've never seen them with such
regularity as I have over the last week. Just now another 4 cruised
upriver, seeming to have crossed NYC at its point of lowest altitude (smart
birds), before bearing west into Weehawken bay.

All the birds (12 in total) have taken the exact same route. I suspect
they're from one of the Queens breeding populations, and are going to feed
nocturnally in the Meadowlands. It's interesting as diurnal-foraging birds
are regular at the mouth of the Hudson - at Liberty SP - all summer.

Anyway, if you're in need of BLSK for your NY county list, an early evening
vigil from Chelsea piers would likely be rewarded.

Good skimming.

Dom

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Date: 6/13/17 5:46 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black Tern Nickerson beach

Adult bird. Flew over west 'wet' area briefly. Flew east.
viewed from this location at 8.39am on 06-13-2017
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Date: 6/13/17 4:28 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts, Nassau Co.
The pair is in the swale at Jones Beach West End at this time.
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Date: 6/12/17 4:54 pm
From: Brendan Fogarty <birderbf...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilt - Jones Beach YES 6/12 (Nassau)
Hi folks,
Stilts were still in the swale as of 6:30 pm when I left. One Gull-billed Tern flew over too.
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Date: 6/12/17 1:15 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] [extra-limital] Frigatebird: ME; & Booby: NH; etc.
Extra-limital, but in the northeast (and quite possible the 2 species noted had passed thru NY air-space, including NY's ocean waters) are Frigatebird sightings from coastal Maine (Stratton Island, & Prout’s Neck), & the Brown Booby at Windham, New Hampshire that’s been widely noted to several list-serves. Details, notes, etc. are up on each state’s birding list-serves, and of course, other online media. The Frigatebird on the Maine coast was just reported today, Mon. 6/12. The N.H. Booby is reported as lingering to just now, ~ 4 p.m. on this Mon. afternoon.

Just to make at least one note on local birds, in N.Y. City’s Central Park, there was still a singing male Mourning Warbler, which seemed to shut up by around 6:30 a.m., this at “Iphigene’s Walk”, which is within the NE quadrant of the Ramble area of Central. It’s even starting to get a bit “late” for that species still on migration, esp. for a male. Other migrants seemed sparse, and nesting birds were going pretty quiet by around 7 a.m. in the increasing warmth. A male Wood Duck was again noted at the CP reservoir (east side nr. about 93-94th, early a.m.) but a grebe was not, although a horned grebe present thru Sun. (6/11) there may of course still be lingering, or might have moved on as would be most expected by now.

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The pair settled into full-time incubation around June 2nd, after the eggs were laid on May 25th and 28th. Thanks again for everyone's help to make this possible, and please spread the word to anyone who might be interested!

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Date: 6/12/17 12:06 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- June 12, 2017
*  NYSY  06. 12.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):June 05, 2017 - June 12, 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: June 12  AT 2 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of June 05, 2017.
Highlights--------------
LEAST BITTERNBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONLITTLE BLUE HERONBUFFLEHEADWHIMBRELSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERUPLAND SANDPIPERCOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERSWAINSON’S THRUSHPROTHONOTARY WARBLERGRASSHOPPER SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLE




Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     Only 6 species of Shorebirds were reported from the complex this week highlighted by the 2 WHIMBRELS found on 6/10 at Benning Marsh along the Wildlife Trail.     6/7: A late staying BUFFLEHEAD was seen along the Wildlife Drive.     6/8: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen on the Wildlife Drive.      6/9: A rare for our area LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen on Carncross Road. it was seen again on the 10th. and 11th. A LEAST BITTERN and an ORCHARD ORIOLE were reported from Howland Island.     6/11: A LEAST BITTERN was found at the Visitor’s Center.     6/12: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues in the forested area on Armitage Road just west of the one lane bridge. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues on Carncross Road. 

Cayuga County------------
     6/7: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen on the bluff camping area at Fair Haven State Park. An adult and juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were reported coming to a feeder at a home near the State Park.

Onondaga County------------
     6/7: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen along the Erie Canal Trail.     6/9: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville.     6/11: A LEAST BITTERN continues in the marsh south of Potter Road at the Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.

Oswego County------------     6/6: Two SWAINSON’S THRUSHES were heard at Otto Mills Road north of Redfield.  Two were heard again and one was seen at the same location the next day. A REDHEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Sandy Island State Park on Lake Ontario.  An adult FRANKLIN’S GULL was found on the north side of Rt. 49 in West Monroe. It was found again briefly the nest day but not seen since. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen in Hastings on Co. Rt. 84 at the Carley’s Mills Cemetery. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found at Noyes Sanctuary in the Town of Scriba.

Madison County------------
     6/8: A first summer male ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen from Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.

Oneida County------------
     6/6: A late YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.     6/8: An upland sandpiper was seen at the Deerfield Grasslands south of Poland.

Herkimer county------------
     6/6: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen on Barnes Road in the Town of Stratford.

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Date: 6/12/17 12:04 pm
From: Jim Osterlund <jfcosterlund...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Glossy Ibis
Seeing them is not remarkable along the south side of Central Suffolk County. Seeing fifty of them taking advantage of mowing and irrigation at the sod farm along County Road 51 in the town of Riverhead is.
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Date: 6/12/17 7:43 am
From: Tait Johansson <taitjohansson...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Mississippi Kite, Katonah
A Mississippi Kite just soared lazily over and glided off to the southwest at Bylane Farm on Todd Rd. in Katonah at 10:35. Didn't look like it had any intention of sticking around.



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Date: 6/12/17 7:28 am
From: Shawn Billerman <smb223...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wilson's Plover -- West End Jones Beach
Hi all,

Just wanted to get a quick word out that my mom and I just had a Wilson's
Plover flyover us at the swale at West End. It was a quick view but it
appeared to be a female based on the paler brown and narrow breast band. We
have been unable to relocate. It flew west towards the ocean.

Also present in the swale were 2 Black-necked Stilts and 4 White-rumped
Sandpipers.

Good luck if you try for it!

Best,
Shawn Billerman
Ithaca


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Date: 6/11/17 3:42 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sun., June 11, 2017 - Lingering Warblers & Indigo Buntings
Central Park, NYC - North End
Sunday, June 11, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, Deborah Allen, and many other observers

Highlights: Lingering Warblers (Pine, Yellow & Common Yellowthroat), Indigo Buntings, Chipping Sparrow, Green Heron, Red-winged Blackbird attacking a Great Egret just before the egret caught a big sunfish, active Baltimore Oriole nest.


Canada Goose - 30+ (incl. 3 goslings) Reservoir & Harlem Meer
Gadwall - male Reservoir
Mallard - 25+ Reservoir & North End
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - 4 with 2 birds getting drinks at the Harlem Meer
Herring Gull - 7 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 10 Reservoir, another at the Meer, & many flyovers
Great Egret - 2 at the Harlem Meer & flyovers
Snowy Egret - 5 or 6 flyovers
Green Heron - east end of the Loch (Bob - early a.m.)
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - male & female Loch
Northern Flicker - pair Wildflower Meadow
Eastern Kingbird - 2 (north end Reservoir, Nutter's Battery)
Warbling Vireo - singing in several locations with a pair south of Nutter's Battery
Red-eyed Vireo - 3 (1 north of east side of the Pool (Sandra Critelli), pair NE Great Hill)
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow - 8 (2 North Meadow Ballfields, 2 over Conservatory Garden, at least 4 north Reservoir with 2 active nests)
House Wren - singing Green Bench
American Robin - 4 nests
Gray Catbird - singing in several locations
Northern Mockingbird - 2 (Wildflower Meadow & SE Meer)
Cedar Waxwing - 4 (2 east side of the Pool, 2 SE Meer)
European Starling - 50+ with many juveniles
House Finch - several locations - some juveniles
Common Yellowthroat - male singing at Wildflower Meadow until at least 10am
Yellow Warbler - adult male Green Bench (9:50am)
Pine Warbler - singing male in pine at Green Bench (9:50am)
Chipping Sparrow - singing at the Grassy Knoll (Deb - 8:15am)
Song Sparrow - heard north end Reservoir (7am)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Indigo Bunting - 2 east end of the Loch (patchy male (Bob - early), female around 10am)
Red-winged Blackbird - 7 (6 males & 1 female Harlem Meer - other females probably on nests)
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - male south of Green Bench
Baltimore Oriole - 5 (pair south of Nutter's Battery, male at nest feeding at least 2 fully-feathered young east side of Pool)

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Date: 6/11/17 11:03 am
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach, Nassau
Peter Post and I (Ardith Bondi) later saw the Royal Terns copulate, and as far as Peter remembers, there is no nesting record for them in NY State. Would be exciting if they were to nest at Nickerson.

Later yet, a third Royal Tern joined the other two.

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> On Jun 11, 2017, at 12:11 PM, Karen Fung <easternbluebird...> wrote:
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> Adding to Tripper's list:
> Two Royal Terns on the beach at the western end of Nickerson, just east of the Least Tern colony. Flagged by eBird as "rare" (= early?); seen ~11:10am.
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>> In the past hour and a half: one BLACK TERN, two ROSEATE TERNs, one GULL-BILLED TERN, a few Lesser Black-backed Gulls of varying ages. Also 12 Red Knots made a short appearance.
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Date: 6/11/17 10:18 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/11
Sad news has been shared that Irving Cantor has passed at the age of 97; he was an inspiration & icon to many, many birders & others in the NYC area & beyond. I’ve tried to find birds in a CBC territory that Irv had handed over to me more than a decade ago in the Bronx, & while the area has since produced some interesting finds especially with help of other keen observers, no one will be likely to do what Irv could in the days when he covered what had then been his home area so thoroughly. With Irv’s passing, we have all lost a direct link to the days of the original Bronx County Bird Club - a part of the history of American birding. May he rest in peace.

- - - - - -
Sunday, 11 June, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

A Horned Grebe continues at the reservoir, in early morning seen nearer the SE corner; also persisting there was a drake Wood Duck.

Starting at the north end of the park at daybreak (5 a.m.), then on thru the Ramble & vicinity; some interesting species for June, including Pine, Prairie, & Magnolia Warblers, as well as less unusual (in June) lingering Ovenbird, Black-and-white & Yellow Warblers, & Common Yellowthroats (all singing males) plus American Redstart. The Prairie Warbler was also noted (first) by Alice Deutsch, at Cedar Hill, west of E. 79th St.; the male Pine at the north end, the male Magnolia also at the north end. Some of the other warblers, at least as to species, have been found regularly in the past 10 days or less in the park.

Also present in the park’s far north end were at least 2 Gray-cheeked Thrushes, one giving a brief burst of song at about sunrise. Various other species in the park are on nest-territories, some are nesting now; details on these may be given once the nesting & fledging are further along. Just some of the nesting species include Green Herons, Wood Thrushes, E. Wood-Pewees, Great Crested Flycatchers, E. Kingbirds, Warbling & Red-eyed Vireos, House & Carolina Wrens, Brown Thrashers, Baltimore Orioles, Song & Chipping Sparrows, along with other more-common species - & perhaps some addiotional uncommon ones. N.B., a Common Yellowthroat that’s been singing regularly from areas in the north end, esp. near the wildflower meadow & also “the knoll” area, seems not to be mated, although this is one warbler species that has actually nested (often with no success in fledging any young) in this park. On Saturday, June 10, a male Black-throated Blue Warbler was an uncommonly-late sighting here, on the Great Hill, at the park’s north end.

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“The blossoms of the jessamine. ever pleasing, lay steeped in dew, the humming bee was collecting her winter’s store from the snowy flowers of the native orange, and the little warblers frisked along the twigs of the smilax. Now, amid the tall pines of the forest, the sun’s rays began to force their ways, and as the dense mists dissolved in the atmosphere, the bright luminary shone through.” - John James Audubon [from Audubon’s journal]

good -and ethical- birding,

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Date: 6/11/17 9:11 am
From: Karen Fung <easternbluebird...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach, Nassau
Adding to Tripper's list:
Two Royal Terns on the beach at the western end of Nickerson, just east of the Least Tern colony. Flagged by eBird as "rare" (= early?); seen ~11:10am.
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Date: 6/11/17 6:09 am
From: Pepaul <pepaul...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach, Nassau
In the past hour and a half: one BLACK TERN, two ROSEATE TERNs, one GULL-BILLED TERN, a few Lesser Black-backed Gulls of varying ages. Also 12 Red Knots made a short appearance.

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Date: 6/11/17 6:05 am
From: Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Re[2]: [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern at Nickerson
Helpful hint, drive to Nickerson beach and look for the birders!! That gets me to where I need to be 98% of the time.

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On Jun 11, 2017, at 6:55 AM, Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...><mailto:<ariegilbert...>> wrote:


Robert et al,

In a pinch try using google.

Also, all may find a slew of maps on the Queens county Bird Club website for this and other popular birding locations.

Go to the maps page and scroll through


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Saturday, 10 June 2017, 09:34PM -0400 from Robert Lewis <rfermat...><mailto:<rfermat...>:

Can anyone give more precise directions to this spot?

Bob Lewis
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On Friday, June 9, 2017, 9:25:47 PM GMT, Tim Healy <tph56...><mailto:<tph56...>> wrote:


Loafing in front of the easternmost colony. Adult bird, with some dark smudging on the "shoulders"/bend in the wing. Roseates present as well.

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Date: 6/11/17 4:56 am
From: Anthony Collerton <icollerton...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue Terns, Suffolk County
6 species this morning including 2 Royal Terns and a single adult ARCTIC TERN.


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Date: 6/11/17 3:55 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Re[2]: [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern at Nickerson

Robert et al,
In a pinch try using google.
Also,  all may find a slew of maps on the Queens county Bird Club website for this and other popular birding locations.
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>Can anyone give more precise directions to this spot?
>
>Bob Lewis
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>On Friday, June 9, 2017, 9:25:47 PM GMT, Tim Healy < <tph56...> > wrote:
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Date: 6/10/17 10:15 pm
From: Timothy Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Montauk area birding notes
I spent the day exploring the Montauk area, and managed to turn up some
birds of note. Nearly 200 Black Scoters were present in the surf south of
the cliffs at Shadmoor State Park: a surprising congregation at this time
of year. Plenty of Bank Swallows around, and a number of other expected
breeders. A lone female Wild Turkey and a Red Fox both crossed our path on
one of the Hither Hills State Park access roads. We stumbled upon a
Virginia Rail at Big Reed Pond late in the afternoon, strutting through the
undergrowth near a wet spot along the trail, vocalizing loudly. I'm betting
that it was trying to distract from its nest or young based on its
behavior. We didn't linger too long.

Unfortunately, a stop in Quogue on the way home didn't provide any
nightjars, even though we stopped to listen in several recently and
historically reliable spots. It was quite some time after sunset, so
perhaps the birds were busy foraging after the initial chorus of the night.

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Date: 6/10/17 7:02 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay WR - Saturday June 10, 2017
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Saturday June 10, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, and many other observers

West Pond Trail, Big John's Pond and East Pond from overlook.

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Gadwall - 2 pairs East Pond
Mallard
Greater Scaup - male
Lesser Scaup - male
Ruddy Duck - 2
Mourning Dove - 8 including juvenile
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 females & nest (Charo)
Clapper Rail - 2 heard
American Oystercatcher - a dozen
Semipalmated Sandpiper - at least 35
Willet - 2 or 3
Laughing Gull - flyovers
Herring Gull - flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull 2 or 3
Common Tern 20+
Forster's Tern - at least 2
Least Tern - 2
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 perched, many flyovers
Great Egret - a few
Snowy Egret - a few
Little Blue Heron - adult near West Pond Osprey nest
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 4
Glossy Ibis - a few flyovers, others on East Pond
Osprey -at least 5 plus 2 chicks in nest at the West Pond
Cooper's Hawk - female with missing tail, cage wear and injured wing West Pond near bat box (rangers informed)
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher - 5 or 6 pairs
Great Crested Flycatcher - very vocal
Eastern Kingbird - eating mulberries at parking lot
Warbling Vireo
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow - in boxes
Barn Swallow
House Wren - 4
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird - at least 10
Brown Thrasher - 2
Northern Mockingbird - several
Cedar Waxwing - 10 (pairs around)
House Finch - 9 near visitors' center (some juveniles)
American Goldfinch - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 4
American Redstart - 2 adult males, one yearling male
Yellow Warbler - 20+
Eastern towhee - 3 singing males
Song Sparrow - 4
Northern Cardinal - male & female
Red-winged Blackbird - 10
Boat-tailed Grackle - 3
Brown-headed Cowbird - female


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Date: 6/10/17 6:35 pm
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern at Nickerson
Can anyone give more precise directions to this spot?
Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY



On Friday, June 9, 2017, 9:25:47 PM GMT, Tim Healy <tph56...> wrote:

Loafing in front of the easternmost colony. Adult bird, with some dark smudging on the "shoulders"/bend in the wing. Roseates present as well.

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Date: 6/9/17 6:03 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 09 June 2017
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* June 9, 2017
* NYNY1706.09

- Birds Mentioned

BLACK-NECKED STILT+
ARCTIC TERN+
SANDWICH TERN+

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Whimbrel
Red Knot
White-rumped Sandpiper
Bonaparte’s Gull
LITTLE GULL
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Least Tern
GULL-BILLED TERN
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
NORTHERN FULMAR
Cory’s Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Great Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
Least Bittern
Cattle Egret
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Tennessee Warbler
Mourning Warbler
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Cape May Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Nelson’s Sparrow
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, June 9, 2017 at
8:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are BLACK-NECKED STILT, SANDWICH, ARCTIC,
GULL-BILLED and other TERNS, LITTLE GULL, NORTHERN FULMAR, and MANX
SHEARWATER, YELLOW-THROATED and KENTUCKY WARBLERS, SUMMER TANAGER and BLUE
GROSBEAK.

Diminishing bird activity in the city parks has been offset recently by
nice concentrations of shorebirds and terns along the coast. Decent
gatherings of shorebirds at sites such as Jones Beach West End and along
the flats from Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes east to Shinnecock
have provided good numbers and variety, including some RED KNOTS and
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, but the shorebird highlights for the week have
been a BLACK-NECKED STILT spotted in Mecox Bay near the cut last Sunday
that was still present Wednesday and a WHIMBREL at Great Kills Park on
Staten Island on Monday. Eleven species of TERNS and SKIMMERS featured 2
SANDWICH TERNS spotted near the eastern tern and skimmer colony at
Nickerson Beach in Lido Beach on Tuesday. The nice variety at Nickerson,
presumably attracted by the large volume of activity around the COMMON and
LEAST TERN and BLACK SKIMMER colonies also produced an adult ARCTIC TERN
Wednesday and Friday and a BLACK, 2 ROYAL and up to 9 ROSEATE TERNS
Wednesday along with up to 17 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and 2 BONAPARTE’S
GULLS. An immature LITTLE GULL was reported there Tuesday, and a
GULL-BILLED TERN or 2 also reside in the colony there. A stiff fee is
charged at Nickerson when the booths are open.

A first summer ARCTIC TERN was on the Cupsogue flats back on the 2nd, and
during the week Cupsogue also attracted ROSEATE TERN plus a BLACK on
Thursday, with 2 ROYAL TERNS along Dune Road Tuesday. A CASPIAN TERN
visited Mecox Monday and Tuesday, and 3 ROYAL TERNS stopped by Plumb Beach
in Brooklyn Monday.

For the GULLS, a GLAUCOUS was still at Mecox Sunday, with an ICELAND at
Smith Point County Park this week, while a number of LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS remain along the south shore.

Sea watching continues to be slow from shore, with 2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS off
Robert Moses State Park Tuesday, but a boat trip to Block Canyon southeast
of Montauk last Sunday noted a NORTHERN FULMAR, 24 CORY’S, 27 GREAT, 13
SOOTY and 2 MANX SHEARWATERS and 13 WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS.

A LEAST BITTERN has been heard recently near Big John’s Pond at Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge, and a CATTLE EGRET was still visiting Cow Meadow Park in
Freeport at least to Wednesday.

With nesting season now in full swing, presumably on territory has been a
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River,
with another YELLOW-THROATED at Connetquot River State Park last Saturday
also returning to a previous breeding site. Other species likely nesting
and thus requiring absolute minimal disturbance include the SUMMER TANAGER
again appearing this year at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay
and scattered BLUE GROSBEAKS, including birds at the Calverton Grasslands,
with other singles noted in Huntington Sunday and at Connetquot River State
Park Thursday.

Single KENTUCKY and MOURNING WARBLERS were spotted in Central Park
yesterday, and among the other dozen plus WARBLERS for the week have been
TENNESSEE and CAPE MAY.

A continuing nice selection of FLYCATCHERS has included ACADIAN, ALDER and
YELLOW-BELLIED.

NELSON’S SPARROW continues to be seen at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were noted Sunday at Connetquot River State Park and
Monday at Muscoot Farm in northern Westchester County.

To phone in reports, please 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: 6/9/17 5:59 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Fri. 9-Jun-2017
NY County Highlights: Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Killdeer (10+), Laughing
Gull, Common Tern (75+), Peregrine Falcon (2), Fish Crow (8+), Common Raven
(2) & Tree Swallow (4+).

*1st hour:* *13 spp.*; *2nd:* *+8*; *3rd:* *+3*; *4th:* *+3*; *5th:* *+1* = *28
spp.*

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Date: 6/9/17 2:25 pm
From: Tim Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Arctic Tern at Nickerson
Loafing in front of the easternmost colony. Adult bird, with some dark smudging on the "shoulders"/bend in the wing. Roseates present as well.

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Date: 6/9/17 12:22 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Friday, June 9, 2017 - Horned Grebe, Pergrine Falcon & Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, late Warblers
Central Park, NYC - North End & Reservoir
Friday, June 9, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, and many others

Highlights: A breeding-plumaged Horned Grebe continues at the Reservoir spotted by Mayra Cruz at the SE Reservoir (tweet at 8:04AM) and seen later at the NE Reservoir. Also a Peregrine Falcon on Central Park West, a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, and some lingering Wood Warblers.

Canada Goose - 6 (Reservoir & Harlem Meer)
Gadwall - male Reservoir (Mayra Cruz)
Mallard - Reservoir, Pool, & Harlem Meer
Horned Grebe - Reservoir (lingering spring migrant - late spring date for Central Park)
Mourning Dove - 4 Green Bench
Chimney Swift - 8 to 10 getting nesting material along & near Meer & taking drinks
Ring-billed Gull - 11 (1 first-summer Meer, 10 Reservoir)
Herring Gull - dozen Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 4 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 3 at Reservoir & flyovers
Great Egret - 1 perched at Harlem Meer & flyovers
Snowy egret - flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 1 at the Pool & flyover
Red-tailed Hawk - pair CPW & W90th Street harassed by Peregrine Falcon, Juvenile with squirrel below Green Bench
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Peregrine Falcon - CPW & W90th Street harassing Red-tailed Hawk pair
Vireos not nesting yet:
Warbling Vireo - 4 pairs (Malcolm X Blvd & 110th St., S. side Harlem Meer, Great Hill, E. side of the Pool)
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 pairs calling SW Great Hill & along the Loch
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - 4 North Meadow Ball Fields, nesting at north end of Reservoir
House Wren - 2 (West side Wildflower Meadow & Compost Area)
American Robin - many young birds
Gray Catbird - residents
Northern Mockingbird - 2 (Conservatory Garden & high flyover at the Loch)
Cedar Waxwing - 10 feeding in Shadbush E. & W. Great Hill and at Met. Museum
House Finch - several locations including Conservatory Garden, and great Hill - young birds still around
American Goldfinch - 2 males west end of the Pool
Common Yellowthroat - singing male Wildflower Meadow 6:30am (Bob) and again at 9:15am
American Redstart - 2 females -(Loch & SW Great Hill)
Magnolia Warbler - female SW Great Hill
Song Sparrow - pair Conservatory Garden
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - several males & at least one female at Harlem Meer
Common Grackle - Loch & Meer
Brown-headed Cowbird - male Loch
Baltimore Oriole - nest NE corner of the Pool in London Plane

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Date: 6/9/17 6:56 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky (NO), Central Park, NYC 6/9
Friday, 9 June, 2017
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City -

No further sightings of a Kentucky Warbler seen (& mainly, heard singing) yesterday, from the same area within the park or adjacent areas, last eve. nor this early morning. Other warblers of more common species were still about in the Ramble & in brief pass in parts of the n. end, this morning. And there’s still a Horned Grebe at the reservoir. Updates as warranted; there is a chance the Kentucky has lingered, but equally likely it’s moved on too - if so, in which direction is anyone’s guess.

- - - - - - - -
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Date: 6/9/17 4:42 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Purple martins croton point
The "colony" seems to have grown exponentially overnight. I saw 3 birds (none adult M) this morning in my ten minute coffee stop. A friend I saw there believes he may have had a fourth, an adult male, a bit earlier and will check his photos. Two martins appeared to be going in and out of "gourds" to left and right of a tree swallow occupied gourd. Clearly a tiff going on. Nota Bene: on the roosting pole there is a DECOY adult Male martin which I have been told has been reported to E-bird (not sure it "counts"). If successful this would be the first (or at least currently extant) Westchester colony to my knowledge. The gourd "complex" is right by the office as you drive in. Next week is Clearwater Festival so chance to see some great music: Richard Thompson!, Los Lobos, Nick Lowe, Joan Osborne, Dar Williams, Alejandro Escovedo, Lake Street Dive, Blind Boy Paxton, Josh Ritter, etc. in an amazing setting (and purple martins and bobolinks to boot), not to mention Blue Pig Ice Cream.

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Date: 6/9/17 2:34 am
From: Jay D <naturephotography7...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: June 09, 2017
Thanks Deborah Martin for the Nickerson parking info!


On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 12:15 AM, & [NYSBIRDS] digest <
<nysbirds-l...> wrote:

> NYSBIRDS-L Digest for Friday, June 09, 2017.
>
> 1. Purple Martin Croton Point Park
> 2. =?UTF-8?B?TmVsc29ucyBzcGFycm93IHBsdW1iIGJlYWNoIFlFUw==?=
> 3. Kentucky Warbler, Central Park, NYC 6/8
> 4. Jamaica Bay - Least Bittern YES
> 5. Marshlands Conservancy, Westchester County, Boat-tailed Grackle
> 6. Nickerson Beach, Nassau - Fee Details
> 7. Cupsugue terns
> 8. RBA Buffalo Bird Report 08 Jun 2017
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Purple Martin Croton Point Park
> From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 11:50:05 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> There was a single Purple Martin perched on a bar of the newly installed
> martin complex at Croton Point Park this morning (7:05-7:15 a.m.). One of
> the houses is occupied by tree swallows but when buzzed by a swallow the
> martin did not seem concerned; indeed it took a pass at the swallow
> occupied house and re-perched to continue pruning. To my knowledge there
> are no breeding martin colonies in Westchester County. The bird appears to
> be juvenile not adult female. I am not sure how it can find and alert
> adults to this new construction, not to mention the river views, plenty of
> food, and winter cleaning service. But of course young folks are trumped by
> older folks all the time even when the adults would be well served to
> listen to the youth.
>
> Thanks to Charlie Roberto, Anne Swaim and John Phillips for their efforts
> in establishing a Westchester martin colony.
>
> L. Trachtenberg
> Ossining
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: =?UTF-8?B?TmVsc29ucyBzcGFycm93IHBsdW1iIGJlYWNoIFlFUw==?=
> From: =?UTF-8?B?QXJpZSBHaWxiZXJ0?= <ariegilbert...>
> Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:10:28 +0300
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
>
> Possibly 2
> Best at high tide
> Found / heard by Mike snouty
> Arie Gilbert
> No. Babylon NY
> www.powerbirder.blogspot
> www.qcbirdclub.org
> --
> Sent from Loretta in the field
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Kentucky Warbler, Central Park, NYC 6/8
> From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 08:20:01 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> Thursday, 8 June, 2017
> Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
>
> A late-spring surprise after a fairly quiet morning walk in the Ramble was
> the finding of a singing male Kentucky Warbler, near the park’s East Drive,
> directly across from the (west side of) the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and
> in the rather confined, but densely shrubby cover on the NE, east, & SE
> sides of the very tall monolithic stone 'Cleopatra’s Needle', which is very
> prominent in that area & has a single walkway to its base. I heard, & very
> briefly saw, the Kentucky work its way in the thickest part on the
> southeast slope-side, while it sang about 15 times from around 6:30 - 6:50
> this morning. Adding to the initial confusion from this, a male Mourning
> Warbler piped up from the nearby trees, & seemed to be circling around,
> though I last saw & heard the Mourning go to the east side of the park
> roadway (closer to the Met. Museum)… the Kentucky sang more often than did
> the Mouring, while I was there. There seemed to be few other migrants in
> the Ramble section at least in very early morning, and one would expect a
> majority of healthy migrants to have moved on, given the excellent
> conditions for doing so, Wed. night into this a.m.
>
> Perhaps another try later on, but it won’t be too surprising should any
> warblers be fairly quiet as the morning & the day go along. Best chances
> might be in late afternoon or even early evening. And then there might also
> be a skimmer-watch, as that species has fairly regularly turned up in
> Central (oddly) in early summer foraging session, mainly seen in evening
> hours, although on some past occasions also in early mornings, & much more
> rarely in full day-times. Referring to Black Skimmer, of course…
>
> - - - -
> "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”.)
>
> good -and ethical- birding,
>
> Tom Fiore
> manhattan
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Jamaica Bay - Least Bittern YES
> From: Michael Zito <michaelzito...>
> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 09:11:07 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> The least bittern continues at JBay, heard with Arie Gilbert.
>
> Mike Z.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Marshlands Conservancy, Westchester County, Boat-tailed Grackle
> From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 11:00:39 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> A singing male Boat-tailed Grackle, still rare in Westchester County,
> continues at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye. The Grackle is with a drake
> Long-tailed Duck on an offshore island off Parson's Island. As this is now
> count period, this will constitute a new record for the 54 year old
> Greenwich-Stamford summer bird count.
> Tom Burke & Gail Benson
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Nickerson Beach, Nassau - Fee Details
> From: Deborah Martin <martindf...>
> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 12:37:49 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> I stopped in at the administrative office at Nickerson to check on the
> details regarding the parking fees.
> Nickerson is a Nassau County (not NY state) property. Fees are collected
> daily - including from seniors.
> Fees are collected from 9 am to 4 pm. If you arrive before 9, you can
> enter without a fee and your car can remain in the lot once fees start
> being collected - there won't be anyone looking for a receipt/ticket on the
> dashboard. If you arrive after 4, there won't be toll takers collecting a
> fee.
> From 9-4 fees are:
> Fee for Nassau County residents who have a Leisure Pass is $12.
> Fee for those who do not have a Leisure Pass is $35.
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Cupsugue terns
> From: <lstocker...>
> Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 17:21:28 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> Jim Cullen and I visited the flats at Cupsogue this afternoon and were
> rewarded with, despite the cold, a Roseate and a Black tern.Overall numbers
> of birds were quite low.
> thanks
> Lee Stocker
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: RBA Buffalo Bird Report 08 Jun 2017
> From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 20:28:29 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> - RBA
> * New York
> * Buffalo
> * 06/08/2017
> * NYBU1706.08
> - Birds mentioned
>
> -------------------------------------------
> Please submit reports to
> <DSuggs...>
> -------------------------------------------
>
> BROWN PELICAN
> WILSON'S PHALAROPE
> American Bittern
> Least Bittern
> Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
> Trumpeter Swan
> Bald Eagle
> Black-bellied Plover
> Semipalmated Plover
> Killdeer
> Spotted Sandpiper
> Semipalm. Sandpiper
> Least Sandpiper
> White-r. Sandpiper
> Baird's Sandpiper
> Dunlin
> Short-b. Dowitcher
> L. Black-b. Gull
> Black Tern
> Black-billed Cuckoo
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo
> Whip-poor-will
> Alder Flycatcher
> Gray-cheeked Thrush
> Swainson's Thrush
> Northern Mockingbird
> Cedar Waxwing
> Yellow-thr. Vireo
> Red-eyed Vireo
> Cerulean Warbler
> Canada Warbler
> Yellow-br. Chat
>
> - Transcript
> Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
> Date: 06/08/2017
> Number: 716-896-1271
> To Report: Same
> Compiler: David F. Suggs
> Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
> Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org
>
> Thursday, June 8, 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 June 1 through
> June 8 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
>
> The BROWN PELICAN on the upper Niagara River
> was last reported June 4, off Black Rock Park
> in Buffalo.
>
> Shorebird migrants are still present. In
> Niagara County, a WILSON'S PHALAROPE from May
> 31 to June 2, along Wilson-Youngstown Road,
> west of Fitch Road, in Wilson. In the Town of
> Somerset, at Lower Lake and Burgess Roads - 12
> SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 285 SEMIPALM. SANDPIPERS,
> 1 WHITE-R. SANDPIPER, 5 DUNLIN, 7 SHORT-B.
> DOWITCHERS, numbers of KILLDEER and SPOTTED
> SANDPIPER, and a L. BLACK-B. GULL.
>
> In Ontario, shorebirds at the Mosaic Ponds,
> north of Rock Point Provincial Park in
> Dunnville, included BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER,
> SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 20 SEMIPALM. SANDPIPERS,
> LEAST SANDPIPER and a probable BAIRD'S
> SANDPIPER.
>
> Also in Ontario, heard at the Wainfleet Bog
> along Wilson Road, at least 6 WHIP-POOR-WILLS,
> YELLOW-BR. CHAT, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and
> BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO.
>
> Later migrants on June 3 - GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH,
> SWAINSON'S THRUSH and CANADA WARBLER in a Town
> of Wilson yard.
>
> Summer residents in the Tonawanda Wildlife
> Management Area, along Owens Road, ALDER
> FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-THR. VIREO, RED-EYED VIREO
> and two CERULEAN WARBLERS. At Cayuga Pool in
> the Iroquois Refuge, 2 AMERICAN BITTERNS, LEAST
> BITTERN, 15 BLACK TERNS, 14 BL.-CR. NIGHT-
> HERONS and 2 TRUMPETER SWANS.
>
> Also this week - CEDAR WAXWING feeding on
> berries in a Cheektowaga yard. NORTHERN
> MOCKINGBIRD on River Road in North Tonawanda.
> And in the Lake Ontario Plains, a probable sub-
> adult BALD EAGLE taking prey from two adult
> BALD EAGLES.
>
> The final BOS meeting of the season will be the
> annual picnic at Tifft Nature Preserve in
> Buffalo, at 6 PM on Wednesday, June 14. Bring
> your meal and expect an evening hike through
> the preserve. Visitors are always welcome at
> BOS meetings.
>
> The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
> evening, June 15. Please call in your sightings
> by noon Thursday. You may report sightings
> after the tone. Thank you for calling and
> reporting.
>
> - End Transcript
>
>
>
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> END OF DIGEST
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Date: 6/8/17 5:29 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 08 Jun 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 06/08/2017
* NYBU1706.08
- Birds mentioned

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BROWN PELICAN
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
Trumpeter Swan
Bald Eagle
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Semipalm. Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-r. Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Dunlin
Short-b. Dowitcher
L. Black-b. Gull
Black Tern
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Whip-poor-will
Alder Flycatcher
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-thr. Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Cerulean Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-br. Chat

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 06/08/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, June 8, 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 June 1 through
June 8 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

The BROWN PELICAN on the upper Niagara River
was last reported June 4, off Black Rock Park
in Buffalo.

Shorebird migrants are still present. In
Niagara County, a WILSON'S PHALAROPE from May
31 to June 2, along Wilson-Youngstown Road,
west of Fitch Road, in Wilson. In the Town of
Somerset, at Lower Lake and Burgess Roads - 12
SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 285 SEMIPALM. SANDPIPERS,
1 WHITE-R. SANDPIPER, 5 DUNLIN, 7 SHORT-B.
DOWITCHERS, numbers of KILLDEER and SPOTTED
SANDPIPER, and a L. BLACK-B. GULL.

In Ontario, shorebirds at the Mosaic Ponds,
north of Rock Point Provincial Park in
Dunnville, included BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER,
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 20 SEMIPALM. SANDPIPERS,
LEAST SANDPIPER and a probable BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER.

Also in Ontario, heard at the Wainfleet Bog
along Wilson Road, at least 6 WHIP-POOR-WILLS,
YELLOW-BR. CHAT, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO.

Later migrants on June 3 - GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH,
SWAINSON'S THRUSH and CANADA WARBLER in a Town
of Wilson yard.

Summer residents in the Tonawanda Wildlife
Management Area, along Owens Road, ALDER
FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-THR. VIREO, RED-EYED VIREO
and two CERULEAN WARBLERS. At Cayuga Pool in
the Iroquois Refuge, 2 AMERICAN BITTERNS, LEAST
BITTERN, 15 BLACK TERNS, 14 BL.-CR. NIGHT-
HERONS and 2 TRUMPETER SWANS.

Also this week - CEDAR WAXWING feeding on
berries in a Cheektowaga yard. NORTHERN
MOCKINGBIRD on River Road in North Tonawanda.
And in the Lake Ontario Plains, a probable sub-
adult BALD EAGLE taking prey from two adult
BALD EAGLES.

The final BOS meeting of the season will be the
annual picnic at Tifft Nature Preserve in
Buffalo, at 6 PM on Wednesday, June 14. Bring
your meal and expect an evening hike through
the preserve. Visitors are always welcome at
BOS meetings.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, June 15. 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: 6/8/17 2:22 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cupsugue terns
Jim Cullen and I visited the flats at Cupsogue this afternoon and were rewarded with, despite the cold, a Roseate and a Black tern.Overall numbers of birds were quite low.
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Date: 6/8/17 9:32 am
From: Deborah Martin <martindf...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach, Nassau - Fee Details
I stopped in at the administrative office at Nickerson to check on the details regarding the parking fees.
Nickerson is a Nassau County (not NY state) property. Fees are collected daily - including from seniors.
Fees are collected from 9 am to 4 pm. If you arrive before 9, you can enter without a fee and your car can remain in the lot once fees start being collected - there won't be anyone looking for a receipt/ticket on the dashboard. If you arrive after 4, there won't be toll takers collecting a fee.
From 9-4 fees are:
Fee for Nassau County residents who have a Leisure Pass is $12.
Fee for those who do not have a Leisure Pass is $35.



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Date: 6/8/17 8:00 am
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy, Westchester County, Boat-tailed Grackle
A singing male Boat-tailed Grackle, still rare in Westchester County,
continues at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye. The Grackle is with a drake
Long-tailed Duck on an offshore island off Parson's Island. As this is now
count period, this will constitute a new record for the 54 year old
Greenwich-Stamford summer bird count.
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Date: 6/8/17 6:11 am
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay - Least Bittern YES
The least bittern continues at JBay, heard with Arie Gilbert.

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Date: 6/8/17 5:20 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler, Central Park, NYC 6/8
Thursday, 8 June, 2017
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

A late-spring surprise after a fairly quiet morning walk in the Ramble was the finding of a singing male Kentucky Warbler, near the park’s East Drive, directly across from the (west side of) the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in the rather confined, but densely shrubby cover on the NE, east, & SE sides of the very tall monolithic stone 'Cleopatra’s Needle', which is very prominent in that area & has a single walkway to its base. I heard, & very briefly saw, the Kentucky work its way in the thickest part on the southeast slope-side, while it sang about 15 times from around 6:30 - 6:50 this morning. Adding to the initial confusion from this, a male Mourning Warbler piped up from the nearby trees, & seemed to be circling around, though I last saw & heard the Mourning go to the east side of the park roadway (closer to the Met. Museum)… the Kentucky sang more often than did the Mouring, while I was there. There seemed to be few other migrants in the Ramble section at least in very early morning, and one would expect a majority of healthy migrants to have moved on, given the excellent conditions for doing so, Wed. night into this a.m.

Perhaps another try later on, but it won’t be too surprising should any warblers be fairly quiet as the morning & the day go along. Best chances might be in late afternoon or even early evening. And then there might also be a skimmer-watch, as that species has fairly regularly turned up in Central (oddly) in early summer foraging session, mainly seen in evening hours, although on some past occasions also in early mornings, & much more rarely in full day-times. Referring to Black Skimmer, of course…

- - - -
"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”.)

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Date: 6/8/17 5:12 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nelsons sparrow plumb beach YES

Possibly 2
Best at high tide
Found / heard by Mike snouty
Arie Gilbert
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Date: 6/8/17 4:50 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Purple Martin Croton Point Park
There was a single Purple Martin perched on a bar of the newly installed martin complex at Croton Point Park this morning (7:05-7:15 a.m.). One of the houses is occupied by tree swallows but when buzzed by a swallow the martin did not seem concerned; indeed it took a pass at the swallow occupied house and re-perched to continue pruning. To my knowledge there are no breeding martin colonies in Westchester County. The bird appears to be juvenile not adult female. I am not sure how it can find and alert adults to this new construction, not to mention the river views, plenty of food, and winter cleaning service. But of course young folks are trumped by older folks all the time even when the adults would be well served to listen to the youth.

Thanks to Charlie Roberto, Anne Swaim and John Phillips for their efforts in establishing a Westchester martin colony.

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Date: 6/7/17 6:49 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Carl Schurz Park: Wed. 7-June-2017
*NY County Highlights*: Black-crowned Night-Heron (5 on Mill Rock Park), *Black
Skimmer* (4 heading up river then towards Central Park @ 8:15p), Chimney
Swift (4+), American Crow (150+ gathering over Mill Rock Park splitting
into two groups heading east and west), Barn Swallow (10+), Northern
Mockingbird (1 - silent), Cedar Waxwing (several with one carrying nesting
material) & House Finch.

*1st hour:* *13 spp.*; *2nd:* *+5*; *3rd:* *none* = *18 spp.*

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Date: 6/7/17 6:16 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/7
Wednesday, 7 June, 2017
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Seeming as though some or all of the migrants found this day may have been hold-overs for the past few days, with poor conditions for a great deal of migration the past several nights… A Horned Grebe continued for at least the 4th day now, at the reservoir, again seen at near first-light, & quite active even then; at least 8 warbler species were also found - Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, N. Parula, Magnolia, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, & Black-and-white - these about equally distributed in the Ramble & nearby, & the north end. Other species seen include those breeding in the park, at least in low or modest number: Great Crested Flycatcher, E. Wood-Pewee, E. Kingbird, Yellow-shafted Flicker, Wood Thrush, House Wren, Baltimore Oriole, Red-eyed & Warbling Vireo, Green Heron, and many other more-common species. Also present on the reservoir have been Gadwall, and drake Wood Duck just today.

A look at some areas in northern Manhattan (n. of 96 Street to the northern tip) on Monday found a good many Yellow Warblers, in a variety of parks, including some fairly small ones, and esp. in areas roughly north of a line at about 161 St., some of these or even most likely attempting to find mates (singing males thus). Impressive too over the past few days have been numbers of Chimney Swifts found moving about in both Central Park, and points n. within Manhattan, with over 100 seen today (6/7) over all of Central Park, some of them seeming to move north as the first few hours of daylight progressed.

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- 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)

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Date: 6/7/17 4:33 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] ARCTIC TERN + @ Nickerson Beach Nassau County LI...
Following up on my earlier post. Two immature Bonaparte's Gulls showed up and loafed in the fresh (?) water pools on the beach. Also, 2 Royal Terns made a late appearance sometime after 4:00 pm as I was packing it in. My last count of Roseate Terns was at 9.

Folks have been reporting the good Terns from Nickerson but I have seen no mention of the Gulls there...maybe I missed the reports. For anyone interested, I counted 17 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (LBBGs) of all ages amongst a mixed flock of Gulls. Many of the Herring Gulls with their bleached out and worn appearance were also a good study.

Lastly, I was never able to reconnect with the Arctic Tern after my post. Unfortunately, there was an uptick in Beach traffic and the Tern colony never seemed to settle in as they were earlier.

Cheers,

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> (") _ (")
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> On Jun 7, 2017, at 2:26 PM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> wrote:
>
> The birds are up so I am taking a moment to post. I just found an adult ARCTIC TERN among the many Common Terns at Nickerson Beach Nassau County.
>
> 1 Black Tern and 6 Roseate Terns (counted thus far) also continue. The Tern flock are putting up constantly so patience, is required when searching.
>
> Other notable include a calling flyby White-rumped Sandpiper.
>
> Cheers,
>
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> "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick Douglass
>
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> Conquer like the fire
> ɽSteady as the mountain
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Date: 6/7/17 4:24 pm
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Shawangunk Grasslands
Shawangunk Grasslands 7 June

Debbie Martin and I (Sy Schiff) visited at the site this morning, received some info when we arrived and quickly found the HENSLOW'S SPARROW. The DICKCISSEL was a bit further along the path into the grasslands near the blind. Both birds were singing in full sight and very cooperative. Several sparrows flew up and dove into the grass as we walked and were probably GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, heard briefly but not seen. A WILLOW FLYCATCHER was singing along the edge in the trees.

As we were walking out, a pair of vultures flew by very high in the air, one of each, TURKEY and BLACK. BOBOLINK were every where, almost all males, except for a very cooperative female with a caterpillar in its bill. It is presumed the missing females are on nests. EASTERN MEADOWLARKS were singing but only a single one showed. Red-winged Blackbirds were also in fair numbers. . One male AMERICAN KESTREL was resting in a bare tree, in the grass land, A pair of SAVANNAH SPARROWS rounded out the morning as we approached the parking lot.

A PURPLE MARTIN house, seen from the paring lot had a pair of birds clinging to the outside. Not a grassland bird, but a nice addition for the day.

A note: the place is gorgeous and impeccably maintained. The wildflowers are stunning. You don't have to be a birder to enjoy this place.

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Date: 6/7/17 11:27 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] ARCTIC TERN + @ Nickerson Beach Nassau County LI...
The birds are up so I am taking a moment to post. I just found an adult ARCTIC TERN among the many Common Terns at Nickerson Beach Nassau County.

1 Black Tern and 6 Roseate Terns (counted thus far) also continue. The Tern flock are putting up constantly so patience, is required when searching.

Other notable include a calling flyby White-rumped Sandpiper.

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Date: 6/7/17 5:09 am
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach (addition)
2 Bonapartes and perhaps 2 additional Roseates.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 7, 2017, at 7:41 AM, Michael Zito <michaelzito...> wrote:
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> Black tern and two Roseate terns currently on the beach.
> Mike Z.
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Date: 6/7/17 4:42 am
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach
Black tern and two Roseate terns currently on the beach.
Mike Z.

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Date: 6/6/17 7:27 pm
From: Arthur H. Kopelman, Ph.D. <kopelman...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] CRESLI 2017 Great South Channel whale and pelagic bird trips -
2017 Great South Channel trips - One in July and one in August



1. July 16-18, 2017 (depart Montauk at 6:00 PM on Sunday 7/16/17 and
return 4:00 AM on Tuesday 7/18/17)
2. August 13-15, 2017 (depart Montauk at 6:30 PM on Sunday 8/13/17;
arrive and depart Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard around 1:00AM on 8/14;
arrive in whale grounds at sunrise 8/14 and return to Montauk 10:30 PM on
Tuesday 8/15/17)



Same price as last year. Reservations are required and can be made as of at
http://www.cresli.org/cresli/reservations/offshore_res.html.



The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island is a non-profit
research and education organization. Our mission is: "To promote and
foster understanding and stewardship of coastal ecosystems through research
and education." Part of our work is to observe and document the whale and
sea bird populations of NY and New England and to take people to see these
animals in the wild. Since 2002 we have been offering incredible and
successful multi-day offshore pelagic bird and whale observation trips.



Our trips have been 100% successful and we have encountered thousands of
pelagic birds over the years. We've also encountered fin, minke, sei, and
right whales; common, white-sided, dolphins, pilot whales.

We have now had 1100 humpback encounters in our trips to the Great South
Channel, Stellwagen Bank, and locally. With the assistance of the Gulf of
Maine Humpback group, the Center for Coastal Studies, Allied Whale, and the
FlukeMatcher groups on Flickr and Facebook we have, photo-identified 420
different whales during these trips.



We at CRESLI hope that you will join us on our trips. Remember that members
do get discounted fares. Go to
http://www.cresli.org/cresli/GSC_offshore.html for info and reservation
links. Reservations can be made at
http://www.cresli.org/cresli/reservations/offshore_res.html



Expectations:



* Cetaceans: Humpback, Fin, Minke, Right; Sei, and Pilot whales;
Common, Bottlenose, Atlantic White Sided and Risso's Dolphins; Leatherback,
Green and Loggerhead Turtles; Basking, Great White, Hammerhead, and Blue
Sharks; Ocean Sunfish; Portuguese Man-of-War; and other marine life.



* Birds: Cory's, Greater, Sooty, Manx, and Audubon's Shearwaters;
Wilson's and Leach's Storm-Petrels; Northern Fulmar; Northern Gannet;
Red-necked and Red Phalaropes; Pomarine, and Parasitic Jaegers; Greater
Black-backed, Herring, and Bonaparte's Gulls.








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Date: 6/6/17 4:38 pm
From: Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Imm. Little Gull
After much deliberation I am posting this with 100% certainty. After
hearing of a report of Sandwich Terns at Nickerson Beach. I made my way
down and found a Royal Tern whuch then turned into 3. While scanning the
terns on the beach and flying over the colony a small immature gull
appeared. I noticed the black edge on the tail, a dark cap and a prominent
M to the wing pattern. As the bird flew over the colony it was smaller then
the Common Terns and rounder winged. The bird then continued flying east
and disappeared. There was also a report of an immature Bonaparte's Gull
later. This was at Nickerson Beach in Nassau county.
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Date: 6/6/17 2:53 pm
From: Rob Longiaru <r.longiaru...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandwich Tern - Nickerson Beach
There was a pair of Sandwich Terns resting amongst the Black Skimmers at Eastern Nickerson Beach today.

Also, I heard there were Royal Terns at Nickerson as well (cannot confirm).


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Date: 6/6/17 2:51 pm
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bicknell's Thrush/Red Crossbill/Sandhill Crane baby!/Bay-breasted Warbler/Nesting Marsh Wrens in Long Lake(!) & more
On a June 4, 2017 tour with 2 birders from South Carolina, we found 76
species by visiting Whiteface Mountain at dawn, Bloomingdale areas, several
areas in Tupper Lake including the Spring Pond Bog Preserve, Sabattis Circle
Road in Long Lake, and nocturnal birding in Long Lake and Tupper Lake. Here
is our list (including 19 warbler species):



Canada Goose

Ring-necked Duck

Common Merganser

Ruffed Grouse

Wild Turkey

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Wilson's Snipe - several winnowing!

Ring-billed Gull

Common Loon - 2 (one at a nest site) and some vocalizing during the night

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Northern Goshawk

Barred Owl - several

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - at a nest site

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Kingbird

Blue-headed Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 5 (2 birds, and a family of 3)

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - nice views!

Bicknell's Thrush - nice views of singing birds! Many more heard!

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Purple Finch

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - nice views of a singing bird; several found

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Rose-breasted Grosbeak - several

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle



We also observed a Red Fox and Snowshoe Hares!



On a June 3, 2017 tour with 3 birders (2 from California and 1 from
Syracuse, NY) we found 71 species by visiting Whiteface Mountain at dawn (37
degrees with the summit in a cloud - as on 6/2/17!), Bloomingdale locations,
Tupper Lake locations including the Spring Pond Bog Preserve, Sabattis
Circle Road, and nocturnal birding in Long Lake and Tupper Lake. Here is
our list:



Canada Goose

Ring-necked Duck

Ruffed Grouse

Wild Turkey

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Wilson's Snipe

Common Loon - on nest

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Bald Eagle

Northern Goshawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Barred Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - nice view

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 5! (2 birds, and a family group with 1 juvenile at Sabattis Bog)

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Bicknell's Thrush - nice view! Many heard

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing - suddenly everywhere (arrival date!)

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill - 1 flew over us on Oregon Plains Road (calling)! (A good
sign of things to come this summer/winter with a fantastic cone crop
developing!)

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - many!

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle



On a June 2, 2017 tour with 2 birders from downstate NY we found 63 species
by visiting Whiteface Mountain at dawn (37 degrees with the summit in a
cloud!), Bloomingdale locations, Tupper Lake locations including the Spring
Pond Bog Preserve, and Sabattis Circle Road. Here is our list:



Canada Goose

Mallard

Ring-necked Duck

Ruffed Grouse - in display along Sabattis Circle Road!

Wild Turkey

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Sandhill Crane - 3!!! (2 adults with a small, yellow, fluffy baby!) in
Tupper Lake

Ring-billed Gull

Common Loon - 2 (one on a nest with its mate in the water nearby)

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle - 2 different adults

Broad-winged Hawk

Belted Kingfisher

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - family of 5 at the Spring Pond Bog Preserve!

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Bicknell's Thrush - nice view! Many heard

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - nice views!

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler - singing on Whiteface Mountain! (one of the people on
the trip had a dish and recorded the Bay-breasted Warbler)

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow - nice view of a singing bird in the open at Bloomingdale
Bog!

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle



We also found Porcupines!



On a June 1, 2017 half-day tour with 4 birders (2 from Pottersville and 2
from Olmsteadville), we found 58 species by visiting Shaw Pond, Route 30,
Sabattis Circle Road, and Tupper Lake locations. Here is our list:



Canada Goose

Mallard - family on Shaw Pond

Pied-billed Grebe - vocalizing on Shaw Pond

Sandhill Crane - 2 adults in Tupper Lake

Ring-billed Gull - attacking an adult Bald Eagle with a fish!

Common Loon - 2 (one at a nest site)

American Bittern - at Shaw Pond - nice view!

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Bald Eagle - 2 different adults

Broad-winged Hawk

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Merlin - hunting on the light pole at dawn along Route 28N in Long Lake!

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird - 2 (one attacking a Blue Jay at the inlet of Little Tupper
Lake in Long Lake and one on the causeway in Tupper Lake)

Gray Jay - family of 3 at Sabattis Bog!

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Winter Wren

Marsh Wren - singing in the marsh at Shaw Pond (nice view!) - this is a rare
bird for Hamilton Co.! The bird had nesting material.

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Veery - 1 singing along Sabattis Circle Road

Swainson's Thrush - 1

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Purple Finch

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - nice views!

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler - nice view!

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Scarlet Tanager

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle



We also observed 2 River Otters in Shaw Pond!



My clients from 6/2/17 visited Shaw Pond and said there are multiple Marsh
Wrens singing! (They recorded them also.)



Joan Collins

President, NYS Ornithological Association

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

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Date: 6/6/17 2:39 pm
From: Ken Feustel <feustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] South Fork Birds (Suffolk Co.)
After a brief sea watch at Robert Moses State Park (2 Sooty Shearwaters), I proceeded out east through bands of rain to Mecox Cut. The first bird seen at the Cut was a lone Caspian Tern, likely the same bird seen this past weekend by Mike McBrian. As I scanned the flocks of shorebirds (fair numbers) a Black-necked Stilt appeared in my scope actively feeding among the shorebirds -a surprise since I assumed the bird had left. It took two minutes to get back to my car and get my camera for some record photos (it was still raining). When I came back the Tern was gone and the Stilt had moved to the northwest portion of the flat, too far away for photos, disappearing altogether shortly thereafter. A birder arriving at the Cut five minutes after my observations may not have seen either of these species - a fairly typical Mecox birding experience.

Sagg Pond had some open flats but few shorebirds, so I headed west down Dune Road to Cupsogue Co. Park. Shorebird numbers were not noteworthy, and the strong northeast winds across the open flats made it seem like a typical April birding trip. The terns gathering on the distant sandbar seemed bothered by the wind, frequently flying up and scattering before setting down. Terns observed were Common, Least, Forsters, Roseate (1), and Royal (2, on sandbar in the inlet).

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Date: 6/6/17 12:23 pm
From: Brendan Fogarty <birderbf...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandwich Terns - Nickerson Beach 6/6 (Nassau Co)
Hi all,
I am passing along a report of 2 Sandwich Terns seen at Nickerson around 11am. 2 Royal Terns were also seen. It is now beach season and anyone without a special sticker will be subject to a ~$35 entrance fee from about 10am through 6pm. 
Best,Brendan Fogarty
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Date: 6/6/17 7:28 am
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Belated report from Orange and Ulster Counties
A dawn visit to the Shawangunk Grasslands in Ulster county yesterday (6/5)
was rewarded with great looks at the continuing Henslow's Sparrow and
Dickcissel, as well as numerous Bobolink and Grasshopper Sparrows. Upland
Sandpipers were heard calling from the town park side of the grasslands.
What was surprising to me was a Wilson's Snipe in flight over a wet area in
the center of the grasslands. It is the only June record for the site in
Ebird and only one of a small handful of "downstate" records for the month.
A Purple Martin inspecting the nest house near the parking area was
encouraging as well.
A quick stop in Sterling Forest, Orange County turned up Golden-winged
Warbler and Alder Flycatcher, both of which were very vocal.

Ebird checklists with documentation photos and some audio are at these
links:

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http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37403565

Good birding!

Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY

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Date: 6/5/17 1:54 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon., June 5, 2017 - 9 Wood Warbler Species - Horned Grebe Continues
Central Park NYC - Strawberry Fields & the Ramble
Monday, June 5, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, and many others

Highlights: Acadian Flycatcher and 9 Wood Warbler Species including a female Mourning Warbler. The Horned Grebe continues at the Reservoir (see note below).

Canada Goose - pair with 3 goslings on the Lake
Mallard - 10 (Turtle Pond & Lake)
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - 6 flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - flyovers
Great Egret - Turtle Pond & flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - west side of Lake & flyovers
Red-tailed Hawk - carrying food to Fifth Avenue nest at 1pm
Red-bellied Woodpecker - pair Summer House
Downy Woodpecker - Gill Overlook
Norther Flicker - 2 (Ladies Pavilion & male in hole at Gill Overlook)
Peregrine Falcon - all three young have fledged from the Central Park West nest
Acadian Flycatcher - seen & heard giving whip call at Warbler Rock
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3 or 4
Eastern Kingbird - Warbler Rock
Warbling Vireo - 3 pairs (2 pairs west side of Lake, 1 pair Maintenance Field)
Red-eyed Vireo - 5
Blue Jay - fledgling Strawberry Field
Tufted Titmouse - 2 (1 heard near Boathouse, 1 accepted a peanut from Tom Ahlf at Gill Overlook)
White-breasted Nuthatch - fed peanut by Tom Ahlf at Gill Overlook
Thrush - unidentified at Warbler Rock (probably Swainson's)
American Robin - some juveniles around
Gray Catbird - residents
Cedar Waxwing - 8 (4 Gill Overlook in Shadbush, 4 Turtle Pond) & flyovers
House Finch - 5 to 10 south side Turtle Pond, fledglings around
American Goldfinch - male Turtle Pond Dock
Ovenbird - Upper Lobe
Mourning Warbler - female Strawberry Fields (Mayra Cruz)
Common Yellowthroat - 3 females (male not found in Shakespeare Garden)
American Redstart - 4 (no adult males)
Northern Parula - 2 males (Humming Tombstone & Mugger's Woods)
Magnolia Warbler - 5 (adult male, 4 females/first-spring males)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - first-spring Bird in Mugger's Woods
Canada Warbler - female Humming Tombstone
Black-throated Green Warbler - female Mugger's Woods
Song Sparrow - 3 (pair Strawberry Fields, singing male north Wagner Cove)
Northern Cardinal - nesting pair with young at Upper Lobe
Red-winged Blackbird - 3 (male & 2 females Turtle Pond)
Common Grackle - 6 to 8 southwest park of Lake
Brown-headed Cowbird - male Humming Tombstone
Baltimore Oriole - 3 (pair with nest n. Maintenance Field, male south side Turtle Pond)

David Barrett reported that the Horned Grebe continues on the Reservoir at 3:12PM via twitter #birdcp @FastMiler @BirdCentralPark.

The Central Park West Peregrine Falcons are best viewed from the west side of Central Park from the Sheep Meadow south.

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Date: 6/5/17 1:34 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- June 05, 2017
*  NYSY  06. 05.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):May 29, 2017 - June 05, 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: June 05  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 29, 2017.
Highlights--------------
LEAST BITTERNCATTLE EGRETBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONNORTHERN GOSHAWKSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERUPLAND SANDPIPERLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLCOMMON NIGHTHAWKWHIP-POOR-WILLRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHEROLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERPROTHONOTARY WARBLERORCHARD ORIOLE




Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     5/31: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was sound on Tyre Toad west of Rt. 89.     6/1:  An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues on Carncross Road. A LEAST BITTERN  was seen along the Wildlife Drive.     6/3: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues at the forested area of Armitage Road west of the Seneca River.     6/4: A CATTLE EGRET was seen on an Amish farm on Rt. 90 south of the Thruway. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at tne Visitor’s Center. 2 LEAST BITTERNS were heard on Howland Island.

Derby Hill Bird Observatory----------------------------------
     The last three days of the Hawk count turned out to be quite productive. In all 2,265 raptors were counted in those three days. Highlight was 35 BALD EAGLES on 5/30. 39 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were counted also.

Oswego County------------
     6/3: An UPLAND SANDPIPER continues at the Oswego County Airfield on Howard Road.

Onondaga County------------
     5/30: A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was found along the new trail on the west side of Onondaga Lake. A CERULEAN WARBLER was found on Oxbow Road in Kirkville.     5/31: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen from the west side trail on Onondaga Lake.     6/1: A LEAST BITTERN continues in the marsh on the south side of Potter Road at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville and was heard again on 6/3. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was again seen south of Hiawatha Boulevard on the Creek Walk near Destiny Mall in Syracuse.     6/2: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on the Erie Canal Trail in Fayetteville.     6/4: 3 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Green Lakes State Park.

Cayuga County------------
     5/30: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Fair Haven State Park.

Madison County------------
     6/2: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was found at Morrow Mountain State Forest south of Erieville.     6/4: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.

Oneida County------------
     5/31: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen on East Carter Road in Westmoreland. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was found on Humphrey Road in Whitestown.     6/2: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen at the Deerfield Grasslands south of Poland.

Herkimer County------------
     5/31: 3 WHIP-POOR-WILLS were heard on private property in the Town of Salisbury.     

-end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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Date: 6/4/17 6:12 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach Terns
After talking shop about migrating Terns with Michael Farina at Oceanside Marine Nature Center recently, A concentrated effort to check out Nickerson looking for all the Terns I have yet to see, Roseate,Gull-billed, Arctic and Sandwich has been in effect. Upon arriving a few days ago I had a Royal Tern on the beach,not far from the dunes where there is always varying degrees of water. Unfortunately a peregrine flushed it, and everything else around, and I tried to relocate it unsuccessfully the rest of the afternoon. Looking back on the same area a hour or so later, I noticed a bathing tern that looked different, and happily it was a Gull-billed Tern. It did not stay long, and I also couldn't relocate it. Today June 4th, I went back to Nickerson in the late afternoon and was seeing common and least terns, many laughing Gulls and a few Piping Plovers back were i had seen the royal and gull billed terns. I headed to the main tern/skimmer nesting area, with caution and respect of course, and my luck changed to amazing when I bumped into Bob P. he was scanning the area and pulled out a Roseate Tern as it came in to land close to the water mixing in with a flock of common Terns. We were both elated and got great looks at the Roseate, Thanks Bob, that was impressive, and I'm so appreciative!! This was getting close to sundown with grey skies and I know it's a late report, but I hope it can give some idea of what's going on down at Nickerson! Kind Regards-Kev

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Date: 6/4/17 5:55 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/4 (addendum: 16 warbler spp., etc.)
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City -

Sunday, 4 June, 2017 -

Photos were obtained of the Horned Grebe at the reservioir at ~ 5:15am, suffused in pink light of that hour. I’ve not checked-in with rehabbers about this bird yet, given the histories of grebe, loon, rail, & other less-common species sometimes found in C.P. & including at the reservoir. It was while watching the nesting Barn Swallows at the north end of the reservoir that I chanced seeing the grebe; N. Rough-winged Swallow was also seen today, as is typical.

Some of the many Cedar Waxwings found today (more than 90, including a good many around Turtle Pond in early morning, and larger numbers near The Pool near W. 100-103 Sts.) have been gorging on Mulberry fruits, which are in good supply - that is, until a large flock of waxwings descends. This is the fruit now staining some of these birds, as well as certain paths, rocks, & foliage beneath said trees.

Warblers in the park today included the following -

Tennessee Warbler (at least 2 within the park)
Northern Parula (several, Ramble & north end)
Yellow Warbler (several - as above)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (1)
Magnolia Warbler (several, one adult male)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (at least 2, Ramble & north end)
Black-throated Green Warbler (1, Ramble)
Blackpoll Warbler (several females & at least 2 males)
Black-and-white Warbler (2 sightings in the Ramble)
American Redstart (multiple - not too many though)
Ovenbird (Ramble, & north end)
Northern Waterthrush (seen & heard, Ramble)
Mourning Warbler (Summit Rock, male seen & heard singing)
Common Yellowthroat (at least 3)
Wilson's Warbler (Ramble)
Canada Warbler (Ramble)

It’s reasonable to assume some of the above may linger a day or two, given more-adverse conditions now for moving on.

An adult male Orchard Oriole continues in the park; often singing. A minimum of one dozen Baltimore Oriole pairs are on nest-territories by now. In addition, the phenomenon of nest-helpers, with 1st-year B. orioles assisting adults, has been seen in the park this spring, including today at more than one of the nest areas.

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I’ll offer a bit more on nesting species in Central, after the middle of the month. And, all should remember, never use recordings to lure out a nesting species, the more so if it is an uncommon nester for any given area, nor should individual birds on potential territories be harassed by using recordings or any other means. Use of any recordings to attempt to lure birds in Central Park is hugely unethical; of course no thoughtful birders will commonly do this in such a heavily-birded public space.


"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." - Aldo Leopold (1887–1948), U.S. wildlife biologist, conservationist, professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand County Almanac" (1949), which has sold more than two million copies.

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Date: 6/4/17 2:46 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., June 4, 2017 - Horned Grebe, 10 Wood Warbler Species, Orchard Oriole, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (2)
Central Park NYC - Ramble & Reservoir
Sunday, June 4, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, and many other observers

Highlights: Horned Grebe, male Orchard Oriole, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (2), and 10 Wood Warbler Species including a female Mourning Warbler.

Canada Goose - pair with 3 goslings on the Lake (Sandra Critelli)
Wood Duck - male Turtle Pond
Gadwall - 3 (pair Turtle Pond, male Reservoir)
Mallard - Turtle Pond, Reservoir, Lake
Horned Grebe - in breeding plumage NW Reservoir record late spring date for Central Park (Deb)
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - a few over the Ramble & Reservoir
Herring Gull - a few flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Blue Heron - flyover Oak Bridge
Great Egret - Turtle Pond & flyover
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 3 (Turtle Pond, The Pond (Sandra Critelli - early), flyover Oven (Karen Evans))
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - pair mating at Gill Overlook
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 2 (Humming Tombstone & Oak Bridge)
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3
Eastern Kingbird - 2 pairs - Turtle Pond & Warbler Rock
Warbling Vireo - 9 (6 in Ramble, 3 Reservoir)
Red-eyed Vireo - 1 (fewer of these than Warbling Vireos today)
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - at least 5 (flyover Humming Tombstone, at least 4 north Reservoir including a very visible nest on a building)
Tufted Titmouse - heard in Ramble
White-breasted Nuthatch - Gill Overlook
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
Cedar Waxwing - 10 (look for these in Shadbush/Serviceberry)
House Finch - 15 to 20 (adults with juveniles)
Northern Waterthrush - singing at Upper Lobe (Vicki Seabrook)
Black-and-white Warbler - female Upper Lobe
Mourning Warbler - female Shakespeare Garden (Bob - early)
Common Yellowthroat - 2 (female south side of Turtle Pond, male singing Shakespeare Garden)
American Redstart - 6 (no adult males today)
Northern Parula - female Oven
Magnolia Warbler - 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler - female in flowering Tupelo at Warbler Rock
Canada Warbler - male Turtle Pond Dock
Wilson's Warbler - female south side Turtle Pond (Bob - early)
Song Sparrow - heard north end Reservoir
White-throated Sparrow - 2 on the Point
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - 3 males
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - pair Tupelo Field/Humming Tombstone
Orchard Oriole - first-spring male singing and staying in the area of the Turtle Pond Dock
Baltimore Oriole - 4 (2 males Turtle Pond, pair with active nest north Maintenance Field)


Drew Stadlin reported a heard Ovenbird and Eastern Wood-Pewee at the north end of Central Park this afternoon.

David Barrett found a Tennessee Warbler outside Central Park at 160 West 97th Street - tweeted at 9:00am.

Note: the first of the Fifth Avenue Red-tailed Hawks to fledge did so on June 1st as reported on twitter by Jean Shum.

Here's a link to a photo of the Horned Grebe taken at 8:12am:
https://www.photo.net/photo/18394648

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Date: 6/4/17 1:39 pm
From: Mike Shanley <falecore...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Weekend Report 6/3-6/4 (Ulster Co, Sullivan Co., Orange Co.)
A group of us from Staten Island headed up to the PA side of the Upper Delaware Valley this weekend, making frequent forays over the river into New York to seek out rarities. 
Saturday's highlights included continuing Henslow's and Grasshopper Sparrows, along with a most obliging Dicksissel at Shawangunk Grasslands NWA. We were also awarded spectacular close up views of both Eastern Meadowlark and Bobolink. Unfortunately we did not connect with Upland Sandpiper, despite a solid effort. 
Next we headed over to the Bashakill. Although we didn't see any of the previous reported bitterns of herons, multiple Common Gallinule were heard calling from around the marsh. Two eaglets were easily viewed from the boat launch. We dipped on Cerulean Warbler at the bash, but were quickly rewarded with crippling views of both Yellow-throated Vireos and Least Flycatchers.
In the evening we picked up Cliff Swallow in Monticello, then headed over to Sullivan Co. in an area known as the Beechwoods (up around Callicoon). Here we were treated to more wonderful views of both meadowlark and bobolink in the vicinity of Lux Rd. We finished the day along the Delaware at Narrowsburg where we struck out on Common Nighthawks, but were treated to a pair of Great Blue Herons feeding on Big Eddy. 

This morning before heading back to the island, we stopped at Ironwood Drive in Tuxedo Park, NY. Warblers included Golden-winged, Brewster's (hybrid), Cerulean, and Prairie. We also had nice looks at both Black-billed Cuckoo and Alder Flycatcher. 

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Date: 6/4/17 12:37 pm
From: Tim Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Tricolored Heron, Cattle Egret - Cow Meadow
The Cattle Egret continues on the lawn at Cow Meadow Park. A Tricolored Heron is roosting among the egrets and night-herons around the pond. All Glossy Ibis were thoroughly inspected. Off to do some seawatching.

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Date: 6/4/17 12:07 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Manhattan, NYC 6/4 (Skimmers, H. Grebe, B.-w. Teal, warblers, cuckoos)
Sunday, 4 June, 2017 - Manhattan, N.Y. City

Perhaps the least-expected sight, and one that needs to be checked-on with the rehabber folks at Wild Bird Fund, was the Horned Grebe on the Central Park reservoir, present all day there, & certainly feeding. Not each spring that one finds that species in Central Park at the same time as late warblers such as Mourning & Tennessee & Blackpoll are moving.

A female-looking Blue-winged Teal was continuing (for a 2nd day, at least) as first noted by Nate O’Reilly, at the Sherman Creek area just north of the eastern terminus of Dyckman Street - and as uncommon as that is for Manhattan, in June or in most any month in NY County, a quintet of Black Skimmers seen headed north, a short time ago, from near the Hudson at about West 161 St., and from the river green-way (path) that is directly adjacent to the river, was pretty unexpected as well for that far up from the river’s mouth / NY harbor, even with the unusual occurence of the latter species a good way up-river at Croton, some 25++ miles north of Manhattan.

In other action in Central, there were some migrants still about, including a singing male Mourning Warbler at the n.w. edge of Summit Rock (this is near where one was seen over a week ago, but is almost certainly not the same individual), and Tennessee Warblers in at least 2 locations, one near Bow Bridge (male, singing) at about 6 a.m., & another (silent, prob. a female) in the Loch, much later on. At least 2 cuckoos, one clearly a Black-billed, the other likely to have been, were in, respectively, the n.e. part of the Ramble & later, at the Loch. Some Empidonax flycatchers were still about, with at least Acadian, & Yellow-bellied again present in Central Park. There also have been some migrants in Riverside Park.

Some notes on other species later, or next day, as this day is still young.

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"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”.)

good -and ethical- birding,

Tom Fiore,
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Date: 6/4/17 11:37 am
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilt Suffolk County
Just got this message from Willy Becker

can you let folks know a Black Necked Stilt is now at Mecox Bay, Water Mill. Thanks

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Date: 6/4/17 11:07 am
From: Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelican - Buffalo
The Brown Pelican has returned to its usual haunts on the Niagara River
today, being seen on one of the buoys by Alec Humann around 1:00 today.



DIRECTIONS:

Heading southbound on I-190, exit at Ontario Street. Turn left at the end of
the ramp, then make the first left onto Black Rock Harbor Road to access the
waterfront, just before the on-ramp to get on the I-190 northbound. Black
Rock Harbor Road takes you back under the I-190. Proceed to the right down
Aqua Lane, park, and look for the bird.




Heading northbound on I-190, exit at Austin Street. Turn right at the end of
the ramp, then immediately turn left onto Niagara Street. Drive about mile
and turn left onto Black Rock Harbor Road to access the waterfront, just
before the on-ramp to get on the I-190 northbound. Black Rock Harbor Road
takes you back under the I-190. Proceed to the right down Aqua Lane, park,
and look for the bird.



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 6/4/17 10:56 am
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager Planting Fields Arboretum Nassau County
Yawn, another Summer Tanager. This one a fully red male singing on the Oak Trail in the woods, a bit past (west?) where there is a trail fork (I think the Beech Trail) by an area of fallen down trees. This has been some year for Summer Tanagers and Blue Grosbeaks here on Long island.

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Date: 6/3/17 8:51 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/3 (some fresh migrants)
Here’s some advice from Audubon (org.) - FOLLOW IT! -

“Any potential negative impacts of playback (of sounds of birds, or sounds that attract or repel birds) are more likely to occur in areas with a lot of birding pressure, so AVOID PLAYBACK (of such sounds) ENTIRELY IN those locations." In case this is not clear, this refers here to Central Park in Manhattan (but also can refer to thousands & thousands of other areas). Additionally,
“Playback is prohibited (FOR THE GOOD OF THE BIRDS) in many parks and refuges. It is also illegal to disturb endangered or threatened species. RESPECT the rules."

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Saturday, 3 June, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Some further migration passed by the region Friday night into Saturday, with at least one species not that expected by so late in the spring - Cape May Warbler (a first-year female). Tennessee Warbler was also notable, but not seeming quite as late. Additional warblers made for a total of 15 species found, which is fairly high diversity for any part of June, although not unprecedented in this month’s first week or so. Numbers of individual migrants were not high, with the exception of Cedar Waxwings. A Common Nighthawk flying around the n. edges of the N. Meadow to the s. side of the Great Hill was a nice sight; this species could be watched for again, but whether any will linger is questionable. The species once nested on the Upper West Side and in other parts of Manhattan, & so were seen thru summers. Also interesting were a small concentration of thrushes at the extreme n. end (near the west side, in the wooded area) with almost all seeming to be Gray-cheeked, or that type.

There appears to be a bit of further migration this Sat. night, so it’s plausible some fresh arrival & passage could be noticed on Sunday.

Some notes here - birding in a.m. starting at 5 a.m. sharp, and thru eve.

Double-crested Cormorant (common as fly-overs, plus some in the park)
Great Egret (many fly-overs seen from n. end of the park, as is typical in summer)
Snowy Egret (8 counted before 7:30 a.m. as fly-overs above the park’s n. end)
Green Heron (confirmed nesting)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (the usual summer visitors; none nest in the park)
Canada Goose
Wood Duck (1 drake continues)
Gadwall (several continue)
American Black Duck (1 male, reservoir)
Mallard
Red-tailed Hawk (commonly seen in and around many areas in & near the park)
American Kestrel (fairly regularly seen from multiple areas in & near the park)
Peregrine Falcon (seen from any part of the park, potentially; frequent in some areas)
Ring-billed Gull (very few)
[American] Herring Gull (not that many)
Great Black-backed Gull (reservoir, & fly-overs)
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove (common)
Cuckoo [species] - either Black-billed or Yellow-billed, flying by in north woods)
Common Nighthawk (one at about 5:10 a.m. at the N. Meadow, & then to Great Hill)
Chimney Swift (not that many)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (resident nester)
Downy Woodpecker (resident nester)
Hairy Woodpecker (the ‘bachelorette' in n. end continues)
Yellow-shafted Flicker (regular nester; a few pairs in park)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (several, these nest every year in the park in low numbers)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (detected by calls)
Acadian Flycatcher (detected by calls & songs - a minimum of 4 in the park today)
Great Crested Flycatcher (few; also nests in the park, uncommonly-detected nests)
Eastern Kingbird (regular nester, in modest numbers)
Yellow-throated Vireo (male continuing, location not disclosed in case of a nesting, which has occurred in modern times in Central Park)
Warbling Vireo (regular nesting; multiple pairs, & nests observed)
Red-eyed Vireo (minimum of 3 nests observed so far this spring)
Blue Jay (nesting, thus a bit quiet at this time; multiples around)
American Crow (scarce but quiet at this season as well)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)
Barn Swallow (8+)
Black-capped Chickadee (pair, location not disclosed)
Tufted Titmouse (several)
White-breasted Nuthatch (regular but uncommon nester)
Carolina Wren (irregular nester - 2 pairs noted so far this spring)
House Wren (minimum of 6 pairs at nests so far)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (location not disclosed, a very rare nester in Central)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (minimum of 4 at north edge of park, north of the Blockhouse, all very skulking)
Swainson's Thrush (1, north woods)
Wood Thrush (3, including one from a nest - location not disclosed)
American Robin (ubiquitous)
Gray Catbird (ubiquitous wherever nest-habitat exists in the park)
Northern Mockingbird (multiple pairs in park)
Brown Thrasher (several, locations not disclosed)
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing (75+, with a single flock of over 50 photographed in 1 tree, near W. 103 St. in early morning; nests in Central, &/but this species migrates as late as almost any passerine in the region, and may nest starting in this or next month)
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Tennessee Warbler (likely a first-year male, giving a sort of partial song; seen well after some effort, North Woods)
Northern Parula (3)
Yellow Warbler (1)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (2)
Magnolia Warbler (several)
Cape May Warbler (first-spring female, quite drab, watched closely for 15+ minutes at the lower / east end of the Loch, 7 a.m.)
Black-throated Green Warbler (minimum of 3, all first-spring &/or or female)
Blackpoll Warbler (8+, mostly female, 2 males noted)
Black-and-white Warbler (at least 2, females)
American Redstart (12+, mostly not adult males)
Ovenbird (minimum of 3 males, singing and also seen)
Mourning Warbler (female, just up slope from Boathouse, in p.m.)
Common Yellowthroat (at least 3 females, 1 adult male also seen)
Wilson's Warbler (1 female, Loch)
Canada Warbler (2)
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Eastern Towhee (2 continue)
Chipping Sparrow (minimum of 3 pairs in park, 1 nest confirmed)
Song Sparrow (uncommon but regular nester)
Swamp Sparrow (persisting and now quite late)
White-throated Sparrow (still a few in the Ramble area, potentially summering, not breeding)
Northern Cardinal (fairly common breeder)
Indigo Bunting (first-spring male, and/or extremely late to molt; Wildflower Meadow, a.m.)
Red-winged Blackbird (very uncommon but regular breeder in Central Park)
Common Grackle (not-rare breeder)
Brown-headed Cowbird (1)
Orchard Oriole (location not disclosed)
Baltimore Oriole (many at nests, very typical breeder in Central; often 8+ nests in the park)
House Finch (scattered sightings)
American Goldfinch (a few noted today)
House Sparrow (overabundant in park & most of the city)

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Date: 6/3/17 8:04 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bayard Cutting Arb. and Wertheim NWR birds
Went to Bayard Cutting arboretum today with my buddy to look for the Yellow-throated Warbler that has been reported there.  Even with the windy conditions it was very easy to find with its loud song in the trees across from the right turn into the parking lot.  Very nice bird.  Also there were the usuals plus some Purple Martins.  Afterwards we went to Wertheim N.W.R. to see what was around there and found a couple of Virginia Rails, Least and Great Crested Flycatchers, White-eyed Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, Ovenbirds, Marsh Wrens, Pine Warblers, and others.
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Date: 6/3/17 7:00 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sat., June 3, 2017 - 8 species of Wood Warblers, Flycatchers
Central Park, NYC
Saturday, June 3, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, and many other observers

Canada Goose - pair with 3 goslings Riviera
Wood Duck - male Turtle Pond (Deb around 8:20am)
Mallard - Reservoir, Turtle Pond, & Lake
Mourning Dove - residents
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Humming Tombstone
Black-billed Cuckoo - Humming Tombstone
Chimney Swift - at least 30 Reservoir, a few at other locations
Herring Gull - around 20 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 4 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 Reservoir & flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - below willow on the Point (Mayra Cruz)
Red-tailed Hawk - adult flyover
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - pair persisting at Gill Overlook
Peregrine Falcon - 5 (2 adults, 3 young ready to fledge) Central Park West (Bob & Deb after lunch)
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Humming Tombstone
Acadian Flycatcher - Upper Lobe (Bob - early)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Upper Lobe
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3 or 4
Eastern Kingbird - 2 (Warbler Rock & Turtle Pond)
Warbling Vireo - 3
Red-eyed Vireo - 7
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - 6 (4 Reservoir, 2 Great Lawn)
Tufted Titmouse - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock (Bob - early)
White-breasted Nuthatch - Humming Tombstone
American Robin - residents - plenty of active nests
Gray Catbird - residents
Cedar Waxwing - 6 in shadbush near Gill Overlook (Drew Stadlin)
House Finch - 4 together in mulberry Turtle Pond
Ovenbird - singing Mugger's Woods
Black-and-white Warbler - female Upper Lobe
Common Yellowthroat - male Upper Lobe
American Redstart - 6
Northern Parula - 2 males (Humming Tombstone & Upper Lobe - Bob - early)
Magnolia Warbler - female Upper Lobe
Blackpoll Warbler - female on the Point
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 females (Humming Tombstone & Gill Overlook)
Red-winged Blackbird - male Turtle Pond
Common Grackle - adults feeding juveniles & fledglings
Brown-headed Cowbird - pair Humming Tombstone
Baltimore Oriole - 6 adults - including nest with eggs Maintenance Field (Alison Schondorf)

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Date: 6/3/17 5:03 pm
From: Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...>
Subject: RE:[nysbirds-l] [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Brown Pelican - Buffalo on Friday - Seen but only early in the day; NOT seen Saturday
As it turns out, the Buffalo Brown Pelican was seen early on Friday but apparently not afterwards. In addition, there were no reports today, though several people looked.



Thanks to those birders who provided updates.



Good birding!

Willie



From: Willie D'Anna [mailto:<dannapotter...>]
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 6:53 AM
To: <geneseebirds-l...>; 'Geneseebirds'; 'nysbirds-l'; 'David Suggs'
Subject: [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Brown Pelican - Buffalo on Friday - NOT Seen



The Niagara River Brown Pelican was not reported on Friday, as far as we are aware. If anyone has heard otherwise, please post or let me know. Thanks!



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 6/3/17 12:22 pm
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cliff Swallow Nest at Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
There are two Cliff Swallow nests being built, located in the old defunct bath house at Orchard Beach. Look for the big beer sign near the police station as you walk down the stairs from the main entrance near the sound stage. They are in the upper level
Gerry McGee, Bronx Brendan Keogh and Jack Rothman.
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Date: 6/3/17 11:12 am
From: Peter Feinberg <peter.feinberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's & Dickcissel Yes
Last observed 1:45 pm


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Date: 6/3/17 8:44 am
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Terns at Nickerson Beach
Nickerson Beach 3 June

Sun turned to clouds and then rain as I walked down to the ocean in front of the main tern colony. On the beach resting were 4 ROSEATE TERN, a single GULL-BILLED TERN which flew off along with BLACK SKIMMERS, COMMON TERNS and AMERICAN OYSTER CATCHERS. One Roseate had an exceptionally bright pink breast. The rain stopped and I managed a distant photo.

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Date: 6/3/17 7:13 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nelson's Sparrow continues at Plumb Beach
Hi,

I had a Nelson's Sparrow singing continuously by the creek at the end of
the Plumb Beach saltmarsh, near where it meets the beach this morning. A
seaside Sparrow was singing further back in the marsh.


Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
Albany



On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 9:54 AM Tim Healy <tph56...> wrote:

> Please be ethical in following up on this report. It should go without
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> share this record. Least Bittern, though certainly undetected, is an
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> be harassed with playback. This individual is quite close to the trail, and
> readily audible as it is. We heard it as we were walking out, and were even
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>
> Cheers!
> -Tim H
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Date: 6/3/17 6:53 am
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Least Bittern, JBWR, Queens, from Tim Healy
Please be ethical in following up on this report. It should go without saying, and I shouldn't have had to hesitate and consider whether or not to share this record. Least Bittern, though certainly undetected, is an uncommon and sensitive species in our area. Potential breeders should not be harassed with playback. This individual is quite close to the trail, and readily audible as it is. We heard it as we were walking out, and were even able to get quiet phone recordings. Good luck if you go for it.

Cheers!
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Date: 6/3/17 6:45 am
From: Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Least Bittern, JBWR, Queens, from Tim Healy
Tim Healy asks me to report a singing Least Bittern by Big John's Pond,
message came at 9:30am today.

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Date: 6/3/17 5:27 am
From: Rob Jett <citybirder...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow and Dickcissel at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR-YES
Both birds still showing well right now.

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Date: 6/3/17 3:53 am
From: Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelican - Buffalo on Friday - NOT Seen
The Niagara River Brown Pelican was not reported on Friday, as far as we are
aware. If anyone has heard otherwise, please post or let me know. Thanks!



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Date: 6/2/17 6:14 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 02 June 2017
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* June 2, 2017
* NYNY1706.02

- Birds Mentioned

BLACK-NECKED STILT+
WHITE-FACED IBIS+

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Northern Gannet
CATTLE EGRET
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Least Tern
GULL-BILLED TERN
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Black Skimmer
Sooty Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Gray-cheeked Thrush
BICKNELL’S THRUSH
Swainson’s Thrush
Mourning Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK

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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

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Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 2, 2017 at
8:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are BLACK-NECKED STILT, WHITE-FACED IBIS,
MANX SHEARWATER, CATTLE EGRET, GULL-BILLED TERN, BICKNELL’S THRUSH,
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, SUMMER TANAGER and BLUE GROSBEAK.

Two BLACK-NECKED STILTS last Monday morning were seen briefly in the swale
at Jones Beach West End Field 2 but could not be relocated until Tuesday
morning, when they were seen in flight off the Roosevelt Nature Center a
little to the east. While a search strategy was being organized, the pair
of STILTS fortunately flew into the swale, using that as their main
location until disappearing unseen in mid-afternoon. They have not been
noted in that area since.

Examination of photographs taken Tuesday at Cow Meadow Park in Freeport
revealed that one of the IBISES reported at the pond was a WHITE-FACED, our
first local report this year. It has not been seen since but could easily
still be in the area. Also at Cow Meadow, a CATTLE EGRET first spotted
Monday was still feeding on the lawns around the picnic area just west of
the parking lot at least to Wednesday.

Coastal sea-watching along Long Island’s south shore has not been hugely
productive so far this season, but late Monday afternoon off Robert Moses
State Park Field 2 there were single MANX and SOOTY SHEARWATERS and about
25 NORTHERN GANNETS, and the next afternoon provided two more SOOTY
SHEARWATERS. A few LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, continuing but in reduced
numbers along the south shore, were also noted at Moses as well as at Jones
Beach.

An immature GLAUCOUS GULL was at Mecox Inlet Saturday, and again this year
GULL-BILLED TERN can be seen in the COMMON and LEAST TERN and BLACK SKIMMER
nesting colony at Nickerson Beach in Long Beach. An entrance fee is
charged at Nickerson.

Those scouring the Midwood at Prospect Park last Saturday morning for the
Swainson’s Warbler, unfortunately not seen since last Friday, were however
treated to a wonderful THRUSH chorus, featuring several GRAY-CHEEKED and
SWAINSON’S and at least one BICKNELL’S. A pair of ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS also
frequented the same area.

A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER on territory at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum has
been singing near the parking lot and hopefully will have a successful
season there, as it seems the small colony at Connetquot River State Park
the last few years did not stick around in the usual location this year.

Two different SUMMER TANAGERS were noted in Central Park Tuesday and
Thursday, while the one at Laurel Lake on the North Fork last Sunday could
be nesting in that area. BLUE GROSBEAKS around the Calverton grasslands,
and possibly even the one at the Oceanside landfill today, are likely all
nesting birds, and these, as well as the colonizing YELLOW-THROATED
WARBLERS and SUMMER TANAGERS, should not be interfered with in any way
during this crucial time in their nesting cycle.

Otherwise spring migration has quickly wound down, with a small assortment
of WARBLERS and other late migrants still moving through – among these are
some MOURNING WARBLERS and an assortment of FLYCATCHERS, including
OLIVE-SIDED, YELLOW-BELLIED, ALDER and ACADIAN.

Unusual for Westchester County, a BLACK SKIMMER and a CASPIAN TERN have
recently been around Croton Point at the Hudson and Croton Rivers
confluence by the train station.

To phone in reports, please call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922 and leave a
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Date: 6/2/17 5:47 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hybrid Peep, WRSA, WESA, ARCTIC TERN- Long Island Birding
It was good to be back birding and surveying locally, even if it meant that I once again missed out on the Warbler that shall not be named.

I did try valiantly on Sunday in Prospect Park but other than the occasional tape playing, which was more amusing than annoying; there was not "that" bird to be heard or seen.

On Monday, I kicked off my first Shorebird survey since back, at Jones Beach LI. Highlights, included 107 Red Knots 4 White-rumped Sandpipers (WRSA) and 1200 Semipalmated Sandpipers. The most interesting bird that I had during my survey was a peep (?) that after some study, I felt had enough field marks to argue a hybrid SEMI x White-rumped Sandpiper.

Today, I conducted another Shorebird survey covering Pikes, Cupsogue and Tiana Beaches in that order. The highlights included, WESTERN SANDPIPER (WESA), a very nicely marked bird presumed to be a male. Documented well at Pikes.

At the Cupsogue Flats, the shorebirds were once again spending most of their time on the open spit that widened after Hurricane Sandy. From the ones that made it over to the main Flats, I managed 3 flagged Red Knots and at least 9 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS.

In the Tern flock, I found a 1st Summer ARCTIC TERN, and an adult Roseate Tern.

Tiana Beach hosted a smattering of shorebirds dominated by 329 Ruddy Turnstones (RUTU), mostly on the docks. 3 flagged RUTUs were noted with only 2 being readable.

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Date: 6/2/17 5:32 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Carl Schurz Park: Fri. 2-Jun-2017
NY County Highlights: House Finch, Northern Mockingbird & Cedar Waxwing
(6+).

On Mill Rock Park, a small island just south of Randall's Island, in the
defoliated tree at the south end of the island there were at least 60
Double-crested Cormorants. No egrets were spotted with the binoculars.

*1st hour:* *15 spp.*; *2nd:* *+2*; *3rd:* *none* = *17 spp.*

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Date: 6/2/17 3:45 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/2 (much less)
Friday, 2nd June, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Taking advantage of excellent overnight conditions for moving on Thursday night (6/1), many migrants did just that, leaving Central Park much quieter (as to migrants) Friday, than the day prior. Even with as many as 7 warbler species, led (in number) by American Redstart, the park seemed to have lost the far more migrants (in number) that had been present just 24 hrs. & less prior. Still present were a few Empidonax flycatchers, with Acadian & Yellow-bellied positively identified by voice (song in the 2 Acadians heard), and of course the annually-breeding in Central Park Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Wood-Pewee, and Eastern Kingbird (although there seemed fewer of the first 2 species today, in comparison with Thursday). There is still the chance for further migration, of land-birds, in the next 2 weeks or so, but some birds that may appear within this time-frame in a place such as Central could be either simply summering (non-breeding) lingerers, or visitors that are wandering a bit, & could be far less-likely to breed this year (for various possible reasons); however some land-birds may also still be headed onward towards a breeding area. One species that was a modest surprise, again this Fri. morning was a single Purple Finch at (near) the W. 100 St. park entrance, which at one point seemed to be out-competing a nearby Warbling Vireo in song, although much later on, the vireo was still going. Some American Goldfinch also were present in that area near The Pool.

"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." - Aldo Leopold (1887–1948), U.S. wildlife biologist, conservationist, professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand County Almanac" (1949), which has sold more than two million copies.

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Date: 6/2/17 2:43 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., June 2, 2017 - Yellow-bellied Flycatcher & flyover Black Vultures
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday, June 2, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, and many others

Highlights: Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, flyover Black Vultures, confirmed nesting of Northern Flickers, and five species of Wood Warblers.

Canada Goose - Harlem Meer
Gadwall - Harlem Meer (Mayra Cruz around 8:45am)
Mallard - Harlem Meer
Mourning Dove - 5 Green Bench
Chimney Swift - 6 taking drinks and gathering nesting material Harlem Meer
Herring Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - flyover
Great Egret - Harlem Meer & flyovers
Snowy Egret - flyovers of small groups
Green Heron - flew in from NE and landed at the Pool (Bob 7:45am)
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Loch (Bob early a.m.)
Black Vulture - 2 flying south over the High Meadow
Red-tailed Hawk - over Blockhouse (Mayra Cruz)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - along the Loch
Downy Woodpecker - pair west end of Loch, possible nest Wildflower Meadow
Northern Flicker - confirmed breeding - adult carrying fecal sac above the Loch
Eastern Wood-Pewee - west side of Wildflower Meadow (Bob early a.m.)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - south of Green Bench (David Barrett), re-found later by Stefan Passlick
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3 (Conservatory Garden, High Meadow, below Fort Clinton)
Eastern Kingbird - in Honeylocust at Harlem Meer
Warbling Vireo - several pairs (Nutter's Battery, 110th Street, heard elsewhere)
Red-eyed Vireo - 5 or 6 (pair south of Blockhouse (found later at NE Great Hill), 3 to 4 elsewhere)
Blue Jay - residents
White-breasted Nuthatch - High Meadow (Tom Ahlf)
House Wren - 2 (West end Wildflower Meadow (Bob early a.m.), singing at Green Bench)
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
European Starling - juveniles around
Cedar Waxwing - 6 Meer Island & flyover flock Wildflower Meadow
House Finch - heard
American Goldfinch - 8 (1 male & 2 females Nutter's Battery, 5 west end of Loch)
Common Yellowthroat - female Fort Clinton
American Redstart - first-spring male North Woods east of High Meadow
Northern Parula - 2 females North Woods (Bob early a.m.)
Blackpoll Warbler - male SE Great Hill
Wilson's Warbler - female east Wildflower Meadow (Mayra Cruz)
Song Sparrow - singing Conservatory Garden
Red-winged Blackbird - 8 (3 adult females, 3 adult males, 2 first-spring males - all at the Harlem Meer)
Common Grackle - various locations
Brown-headed Cowbird - male Wildflower Meadow, heard elsewhere
Baltimore Oriole - pairs

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Date: 6/2/17 11:22 am
From: Jane Ross <janefross...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Dune Road Skimmers
Just counted 26 black skimmers on Dune Road, east of Tiana beach as reported yesterday by a Paul Hagen (thanks, Paul!)
Also present, Royal terns, oyster catchers, least and common terns, Rudy turnstones, willets and assorted peeps The beach area is roped off for nesting birds, so scope highly recommended!


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On Jun 1, 2017, at 9:00 PM, Paul E. Hagen <PHagen...><mailto:<PHagen...>> wrote:

There were 30+ Black Skimmers resting near Dune Road in Hampton Bays today - late in the day at high tide along the bay side just East of Tiana beach. Resting with a good mix of the usual shore birds.


Paul H.


On Jun 1, 2017, at 8:52 PM, Sean Camillieri <scamillieri...><mailto:<scamillieri...>> wrote:

After striking out during high tide today around 2:30, the skimmer is now on the exposed rocks. No sign of the Caspian Tern or previously reported shorebirds. I saw the Red- throated Loon earlier today as well.

Sean Camillieri

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Nice for Westchester, the Black Skimmer reappeared (and the Caspian Tern, as just reported, was present too. This is at the Croton Point RR station.
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Date: 6/2/17 6:10 am
From: Brendan Fogarty <birderbf...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak - Oceanside Landfill 6/2 (Nassau Co)
Morning all,
A Town of Hempstead survey of the Oceanside Landfill along Long Beach Road produced at least one immature male Blue Grosbeak. It was singing along the north and west edges of the landfill. I was able to observe an immature male singing at two locations ~1,100 ft apart within a few minutes, but I did not have time to verify that there were two birds. They look similar in photos. Also here Savannah Sparrows breeding on the landfill, 2 Indigo Buntings, and a very late BT Green Warbler. Lots of flyby ibis here. Also 4 Little Blue Herons in the immediate marsh, seen from atop the landfill.
I do not know about access, but there is a small (gated) park which from which it would be audible 40.623182, -73.636119The parking area at the end of this road is close to the second point, but is commercial, trashed, and secluded, so be careful: 40.621469, -73.634468Chabad of Oceanside parking lot is still within earshot of the second point. 40.620521, -73.632850
Please be respectful of people in the neighborhood and don't stress the bird with playback if you go, it was singing consistently this morning around 7.
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Date: 6/2/17 4:02 am
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Purple Martins - New Paltz
Thanks to the care and maintenance by the Thruway and nearby neighbors, the
Purple Martin colony at the east side of the New Paltz Thruway exit lane is
doing very well this year.

With birds coming and going to the many occupied next boxes and gourds, it
is hard to get a good count, but I'd estimate that there are at least a
dozen pairs in residence, more likely more.

The birds can easily be seen from the shoulder of the exit land (after
exiting the toll booths) or from the Park & Ride lot on the west side of
the lanes. You can get much closer to the birds at the end of Paradies Lane
off Rt. 299. The good folks nearest to the martin colony welcome viewers.
But there's no need to go off the public road since the martins frequently
fly up to the utility lines and shrubs close to the road.

The heron colony north of Rt. 299 seems to be thriving as well.

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Date: 6/1/17 6:38 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 01 Jun 2017
- RBA
* New York
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* 06/01/2017
* NYBU1706.01
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BROWN PELICAN
PIPING PLOVER
FRANKLIN'S GULL
BLACK-NECKED STILT
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
Whimbrel
Red Knot
Barred Owl
Common Nighthawk
Whip-poor-will
Red-headed Wdpkr.
Yellow-b. Sapsucker
Yellow-b. Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Prothonotary Warbler
Yellow-br. Chat
Lincoln's Sparrow

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 06/01/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, June 1, 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 25 through
June 1 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

An immature BROWN PELICAN on the upper Niagara
River off Riverside in Buffalo was the big
story of the week. Present since at least May
28, the pelican has been observed from Aqua
Lane and Black Rock Park, also known as the
Ontario Street Boat Launch. Unlike the rare but
annually occurring AMER. WHITE PELICAN, there
are only four previous records of BROWN PELICAN
in the past 45 years.

Back on May 22, an endangered PIPING PLOVER in
the Niagara County Town of Somerset, in a field
at Lower Lake and Burgess Roads. On the 25th, a
FRANKLIN'S GULL at the same location.

Other shorebird highlights this week - two RED-
NECKED PHALAROPES with the BLACK-NECKED STILT
at Kumpf Marsh in the Iroquois Refuge. WILSON'S
PHALAROPE along Youngstown-Wilson Road, west of
Fitch Road in Niagara County. At the Batavia
Waste Water Plant, five WHIMBRELS departed from
the first pond. And five RED KNOTS, briefly
stopped at the Erie Basin Marina in Buffalo.

Elusive YELLOW-BR. CHAT heard at Wilson-
Tuscaurora State Park in Niagara County, and
another YELLOW-BR. CHAT and eight WHIP-POOR-
WILLS heard after sunset on Wilson Road, at the
Wainfleet Bog in Ontario.

The Onondaga Trail at Sour Springs Road in the
Iroquois Refuge is one the unique habitats in
the refuge. On the 23rd, several each of BARRED
OWL, YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER and ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER, plus migrant LINCOLN'S SPARROW and
numbers of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS.

Other reports this week - three PROTHONOTARY
WARBLERS in the Tonawanda Wildlife Management
Area Meadville Road Marshes. YELLOW-B.
FLYCATCHER at Forest Lawn in Buffalo. RED-
HEADED WDPKR. at the Seneca Manor in West
Seneca. And, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, SWAINSON'S
THRUSH and VEERY heard during night migration
over Tonawanda.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, June 8. Please call in your sightings
by noon Thursday. You may report sightings
after the tone. Thank you for calling and
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Date: 6/1/17 6:01 pm
From: Paul E. Hagen <PHagen...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Black Skimmer reappeared (Westchester)
There were 30+ Black Skimmers resting near Dune Road in Hampton Bays today - late in the day at high tide along the bay side just East of Tiana beach. Resting with a good mix of the usual shore birds.


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On Jun 1, 2017, at 8:52 PM, Sean Camillieri <scamillieri...><mailto:<scamillieri...>> wrote:

After striking out during high tide today around 2:30, the skimmer is now on the exposed rocks. No sign of the Caspian Tern or previously reported shorebirds. I saw the Red- throated Loon earlier today as well.

Sean Camillieri

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Nice for Westchester, the Black Skimmer reappeared (and the Caspian Tern, as just reported, was present too. This is at the Croton Point RR station.
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Date: 6/1/17 5:42 pm
From: Sean Camillieri <scamillieri...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Black Skimmer reappeared (Westchester)
After striking out during high tide today around 2:30, the skimmer is now
on the exposed rocks. No sign of the Caspian Tern or previously reported
shorebirds. I saw the Red- throated Loon earlier today as well.

Sean Camillieri

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Date: 6/1/17 5:04 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Thu. 1-Jun-2017
NY County Highlights: Semipalmated Sandpiper (2), Yellow-crowned
Night-Heron, Common Tern (69+), Killdeer (5+) & Cooper's Hawk.

*1st hour:* *18 spp.*; *2nd:* *+10*; *3rd:* *+4*; *4th:* *+2* = *34 spp.*

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Date: 6/1/17 4:31 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:
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Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
months. Red represents species removed from the New York State list.

*Broome County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Broome>
Western Sandpiper (24-Aug-1998)
Eastern Whip-poor-will (15-May-1997)
Prothonotary Warbler (1-Sep-1998)
Connecticut Warbler (15-Sep-1997)

*Rensselaer County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Rensselaer>
Short-billed Dowitcher (26-May-2017)
Red-necked Phalarope (26-May-2017)

*Suffolk County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Suffolk>
Golden Pheasant (Removed)

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Date: 6/1/17 1:56 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/1 (a correction)
A correction actually on the postscript in my prior post, regarding a species seen in China… repeating an odd mis-speaking done when on the trip, the rarest of Emberiza Buntings seen was not “Kozlowski’s” which was an odd take on a species not seen this trip, and not related to the Emberizid buntings (Kozlov’s Accentor), but rather was (on this trip) the very endangered Jankowski’s Bunting - which I was able to locate for the group, on going alongside the expert local guide-researcher for this species in far northern China’s region of Manchuria. It is probably the rarest member of the genus, although the guide we were with hopes to keep surveying &, with luck, may find some further, isolated & modest new populations in that general area. We eventually saw as many as 5 of the species in a patch of scrub habitat that could be walked in a few hours, so perhaps saw as much as 10% of the known population. Hopefully, more are discovered, and that habitat given real protection.

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Date: 6/1/17 12:09 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 6/1 (migration)
Thursday, 1st of June, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Fresh migration overnight from Wed. into Thursday, & (not unusually) still a fair variety of migrants moving, as well as some breeders on territories.

Among highlights from Thursday, SUMMER Tanager (adult male, in the north woods; also note there was a different SummerT. sighting in the Ramble on Tuesday, 30th May), both Black-billed & Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 6 species of Flycatchers including Olive-sided, Yellow-bellied, Acadian, Great Crested, & Eastern Wood-Pewee as well as E. Kingbird (plus a singing Alder Flycatcher late Wed. at the Pool), 3 Vireo species: Yellow-throated, Warbling, Red-eyed; Red-breasted Nuthatch, 4 Thrush species (with a putative Bicknell’s, not singing but calling, and seen very well at the Loch; plus Gray-cheeked (singing), Wood & Swainson’s Thrushes, at least 12 Warbler species, including a minimum of 4 singing male Mourning Warblers in 4 locations, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, E. Towhee & 4 Sparrow spp. (Song, Swamp, Chipping, and White-throated), & Purple Finches (at least 2 in the n. woods, along with very modest no. of American Goldfinch on the move still), & many other more-common or resident / summer-visitor species. Also, as recently as 2 days prior (30th May), at least 3 other warbler species were present in Central besides the dozen noted below (they were: [late] Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Green, and Wilson’s Warblers.

A full list, just modestly annotated -

Double-crested Cormorant (ongoing visitors & fly-overs)
Great Egret (ongoing visitors & fly-overs)
Snowy Egret (regular fly-overs seen from n. end of park)
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck (1, male)
Gadwall (several)
Mallard
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Ring-billed Gull (few)
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo (north woods, also heard calling there)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (north woods, seen well)
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (prob. just a late migrant still)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher (typical haunt in snag on Great Hill, early a.m.)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (multiple)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (minimum of 2 seen & heard)
Acadian Flycatcher (Ramble & n. end, each heard as well as seen)
Alder Flycatcher (Wednesday, at sw corner of The Pool; singing, 6 p.m.)
Great Crested Flycatcher (multiple)
Eastern Kingbird (multiple)
Yellow-throated Vireo (area to be watched, location not disclosed)
Warbling Vireo (multiple)
Red-eyed Vireo (several south from reservoir, & more in north end)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow (few, fly-bys)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (few)
Barn Swallow (relatively few)
Black-capped Chickadee (2)
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch (1, female, n. end)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (location not disclosed)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (seen singing, Great Hill)
probable - Bicknell's Thrush (calling & seen well, 6 a.m., Loch area)
Swainson's Thrush (at least 2, in n. woods)
Wood Thrush (few)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (many)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (locations not disclosed)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (relatively few noticed)
Northern Parula (several, n. end & south)
Yellow Warbler (several)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (several)
Magnolia Warbler (at least several)
Blackburnian Warbler (1 male, n. woods)
Blackpoll Warbler (rather scant numbers)
Black-and-white Warbler (several)
American Redstart (multiple: 15+ park-wide)
Ovenbird (n. end)
Northern Waterthrush (Lake edge, w. side)
Mourning Warbler (minimum of 4 singing males, 3 of them glimpsed; 2 in north woods, seeming to be singing only pre-6 a.m.; another just w. of Conservatory Garden; also 1 near C.P. West & W. 94th St. - N.B., the chances are there were a few more in the park overall & the date is not unusual at all for more than 1 or 2 of this species; females are likely about in this week, as well.)
Common Yellowthroat (still some, but hardly as many Thursday as were noted on Wed., when 20+ were spread all around the park, a majority noted then being singing males)
Canada Warbler (Loch & n. woods)
Summer Tanager (as noted above, an adult male, singing a bit, then seemed quiet for much of a.m., but calling occ., east of the Blockhouse area & also at times south of there)
Eastern Towhee (all locations not disclosed)
Chipping Sparrow (all locations not disclosed)
Song Sparrow (several)
Swamp Sparrow (one, Loch)
White-throated Sparrow (a few continue, and the species has summered in Central in many years)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female type, n. woods)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (2 males seen)
Orchard Oriole (location not disclosed)
Baltimore Oriole (common / breeders)
Purple Finch (2 in north end, loosely associating or at least near a small flock of Am. Goldfinches)
House Finch
American Goldfinch (flock of about ten, poss. more in adjacent trees, e. edge of north woods)
House Sparrow

- - - - -
Watching migrant birds for most of the month of May from more than a dozen provinces in eastern China (People’s Republic of) was interesting; China has a vast number of resident & breeding species, and is on one of the busiest “flyways” in the world for migrants, many of them headed to Siberia & the arctic through the spring. Some of the migrants & more than a mere few of the resident or breeding-resident species are threatened or even endangered, some very endangered, even if some steps have been taken to try and help these species, and habitat in general, to alleviate pressures - a small number of the species seen on this trip have known populations of fewer than 500 individuals, and one or two have surveyed populations in the several dozens at this time (Chinese Crested Tern, Kozlowski’s Bunting, amongst the most at-risk). However there are also a lot of areasound in China, mostly farther from the densest population centers, where there is a lot of good habitat, and where some species may be found in abundance. And giving great hopes for the future of birds, and habitat for wildlife in general, is that many, many people living in China are now very interested and involved in observing & studying birds. In some ways, this is the start of a potentially bigger environmental movement, just as has happened in other places in the world; there are now real “birders” spread around China, and while they may be of all ages, a great many are young. It is also notable that a good many are also women, & that women have filled roles in leading some of the clubs, organizations, and promotion of conservation in the People’s Republic. On this trip, about 25% of the roughly 1,400 species in China’s bird checklist were observed. The areas covered were from near the island of Taiwan (on the mainland) to within the latitude & fairly near to Vladivostok, Russian Siberia (but still in China) - a vast distance. Transport was mainly in small motor coach, but also by super-fast “bullet” train, which outshone any rail transit known in the United States, by far. And yes, the food was much better, everywhere, than is found in almost any American Chinese restaurant. This was especially so when the food was home-cooking. A surprise to this relative China-novice was how common it was to find ice cream treats, which were varied, but included both Asian ingredients, & what we think of as traditional flavors here, such as chocolate & vanilla. Prices for those varied from (equal to) 15 cents, up to $1.50 in some shops, for the fancier treats. These were incidentally seen in many areas where few or almost no western visitors are going. And maybe my greatest foodie surprise was the Bunuelos that were served up fresh-fried & hot, in an early a.m. stop in the far north of China; yes, that too seems to have origins in China (even if Japan made some of that into an art-form, as tempura…) More important, at the bunuelo stand, were the Daurian Starlings that were on wires & in trees nearby. For those who can make it there, I recommend China - as many as 4 or more visits are likely needed, if one wanted to sample a larger swath of the diversity of culture & more of the very diverse avifauna. And there is the island of Taiwan, which has a good many unique species & still a good bit of original habitat in its high mountains.

- - - - - -
"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." - Aldo Leopold (1887–1948), U.S. wildlife biologist, conservationist, professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand County Almanac” (1949), which has sold more than two million copies.

Good -and ethical- birding,

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Date: 6/1/17 11:59 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Thu., June 1, 2017 - 10 Sepcies of Wood Warblers, R-t Hummingbird, Flycatchers
Central Park, NYC
Thursday, June 1, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, and many others


Highlights: 10 Species of Wood Warblers including Mourning Warbler, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and 8-12 Great Crested Flycatchers.

Canada Goose - pair Turtle Pond
Gadwall - male Turtle Pond
Mallard - residents
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - female Turtle Pond Dock (nesting???)
Herring Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - 2 Turtle Pond
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - flew in to Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover (Nell Semel)
Downy Woodpecker - not many pairs (many dead branches cut in oaks by tree-trimming crews)
Northern Flicker - 2 pairs (Gill Overlook & Riviera)
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Humming Tombstone
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Upper Lobe (David Barrett)
Great Crested Flycatcher - 8 to 12 (at least 5 together in Honey Locust at Humming Tombstone, pairs in Ramble)
Eastern Kingbird - pair Turtle Pond, nest in Willow Oak almost finished
Warbling Vireo - in Honey Locust at Humming Tombstone
Red-eyed Vireo - 3
Blue Jay - residents
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - pair Turtle Pond
Barn Swallow - 6 over Great Lawn
Tufted Titmouse - heard near Evodia Field feeders
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
Cedar Waxwing - 11 (1 collecting nesting material n. side Maintenance Field, 4 Turtle Pond, 6 flyovers)
House Finch - 8 Turtle Pond Dock
Northern Waterthrush - song heard Turtle Pond
Black-and-white Warbler - female Weather Station
Mourning Warbler - male Riviera Hill
Common Yellowthroat - first-spring male singing Shakespeare Garden (seen earlier by John Day)
American Redstart - 5 (1 first-spring male, 4 females)
Northern Parula - male Shakespeare Garden (early morning Bob)
Magnolia Warbler - Upper Lobe (Patty Pike)
Yellow Warbler - Turtle Pond Dock
Blackpoll Warbler - female Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock (early morning Bob)
Canada Warbler - 2 females (Warbler Rock, Castle Walk)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - male Turtle Pond
Common Grackle - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - 2 males Humming Tombstone
Baltimore Oriole - pair NE Maintenance Field, 2 pairs Turtle Pond

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Date: 6/1/17 10:53 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] White rumped sandpiper. Smith pt marina. Suff co.


viewed from this location at 1.51pm on 06-01-2017
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.74094208,-72.87187657
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Date: 5/31/17 2:49 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Black Skimmer reappeared (Westchester)
Nice for Westchester, the Black Skimmer reappeared (and the Caspian Tern,
as just reported, was present too. This is at the Croton Point RR station.

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Date: 5/31/17 2:30 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point (Westchester) Caspian Tern
Tom Burke and I stopped in at the Croton Point Railroad station. No Black
Skimmer as had been reported earlier but there is (still) a Caspian Tern
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Date: 5/31/17 2:10 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Jun/'17)
Thanks to @Team_eBird for their dedication to keeping eBird.org running
smoothly and for the group of New York State hotspot moderators for their
time reviewing shared location suggestions.

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
[let me know] send them to me off list.

*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
counties on the main page has been updated with total spp. #.

*Hotspot pages*: All location pages have been updated on the wiki. These
include 725 pages representing a total of 1,520 out of 5,654 hotspots
(26.9%). Updates involve # of species and color codings based on species #
along with updated 2017 periods on the bar chart tables displaying the
Current Month: Jun./2017, Prior Month: May/2017 and the current two month
period May-Jun./2017 along with the current year: 2017.

For the following counties there are individual 'dynamic' wiki pages for
the Top 10 locations at the top of the list of shared locations: Cayuga,
Erie, Monroe, Niagara, Orange, Oswego, Seneca, Tompkins, Kings (Brooklyn),
Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Westchester
and New York (Borough of Manhattan) Counties have all shared locations
linked to wikipages.

Counties with 'static' pages do not need to be maintained on a monthly
basis. These include pages for at least the Top 10 locations: Albany,
Bronx, Chautauqua, Delaware, Dutchess, Genesee, Hamilton, Jefferson,
Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Sullivan, Ulster & Wayne
with Putnam County currently having all shared locations linked to
wikipages.

An *alphabetical list* of all hotspots can be found on a single page. Links
exist for any hotspot with a wikipage. Clicking the county name to the
right of any hotspot will bring up the county page showing all hotspots for
the county. The link to the alphabetical list page is at the bottom of this
message. There is a link to this page at the top of the New York State page.

*Bar Charts (Species Lists)*: For all county and top 10 location pages
there's a table showing the months, seasons and several time frames for the
current year. Clicking any of these links will bring up a complete list of
species and other taxa with bar charts representing abundance. To see a
list of species for *all* periods click on the name above the months i.e.
'New York State (479 spp.)' or 'Genesee County (295 spp.)'.

*Maps of sightings*: After bringing up a bar chart list you'll see a MAP
button to the right of each species. Clicking this will produce a map of
the latest sightings. Red icons show sightings within the past 30 days.
Click on the icons to see a list of who reported each species and click on
'Checklist' to view their submission. Click on 'Explore Rich Media' in the
right sidebar to view locations with photos, audio or video. These also
exist for any multi-location page combining the hotspots associated with
the location i.e. Massapequa Preserve in Nassau County with its 2 locations.

*Printable Checklists*: a link has been created to produce an eBird
checklist (PDF format) for all hotspots on the wiki site. Additional
details are in this email sent to the list <
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*Tide Graphs* exist for New York County, Kings County (Brooklyn) and
Richmond County (Staten Island). There's a quick link to the tide graphs on
the "Go To >" line highlighted in blue for each location. If there are
multiple graphs on a page the left/right is generally north/south or
west/east. If you spot any issues please let me know off line.

Click '*Overview*' on any of the wiki pages to bring up a sortable list of
all species along with the latest checklists submitted and a list of the
Top eBirders. The default sort is for the latest additions to the State,
County or location.

Check out '*My Location Life List*', '*My County Life List*' and '*My State
Life List*' links on their respective pages.

For each location page click on '*Google Map Directions*' to bring up a
Google Map page. On Google Maps click 'Directions' then 'Transit' to plot a
public transportation route. By clicking 'More Options and Times' you can
refine your search. This also works with 'Driving' and 'Walking'.

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Date: 5/31/17 12:44 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Black-necked Stilts (NO)

I have been out here since this AM and have not seen any sign of the Black-necked Stilts (BNST). That does not mean they are not around since my focus was more on counting shorebirds instead of searching for the BNSTs.

On a side note, the Cattle Egret continued this AM at Cow Meadow Park.


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> On May 31, 2017, at 2:50 PM, Cindy Goldman <cindyg91...> wrote:
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> Has anyone seen the black-necked stilts today?
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> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at West End, Jones Beach State Park (Nassau Co.)
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> I spent some time this morning looking at shorebirds on a high tide in the West End Marina. While walking back to the gazebo from the eastern spit I saw Stan (a West End regular - sorry Stan, forgot your last name) talking to Tom Burke and Gail Benson, the distant conversation being followed by a remarkably quick movement of the participants toward their vehicles. Tom stopped to tell me that Stan had just found two Black-necked Stilts (photos taken) at the WE2 swale. We arrived at the swale approx. ten minutes after Stans observation - no Stilts. Present, however was a young Peregrine Falcon chasing anything with wings. A search of the ponds east of WE2 (ponds flooded) and areas between the dunes with standing water was fruitless. Any flooded pond or depression could hold these birds, so be on the lookout.
>
> On a more positive note, and if anyone besides me has not already seen this bird, the Yellow-throated Warbler continues at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, where he was seen and heard this morning and early this afternoon. My afternoon observation consisted of hearing the bird singing the moment I got out of the car. The bird was singing from the top of a conifer near the active Osprey nest (listen for the racket) on the east side of the main entrance road. The bird moved frequently, working his way north along the east side of the road toward the toll booth, finally crossing the road to the west side.
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Date: 5/31/17 11:51 am
From: Cindy Goldman <cindyg91...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at West End, Jones Beach State Park (Nassau Co.)
Has anyone seen the black-necked stilts today?
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at West End, Jones Beach State Park (Nassau Co.)

I spent some time this morning looking at shorebirds on a high tide in the West End Marina. While walking back to the gazebo from the eastern spit I saw Stan (a West End regular - sorry Stan, forgot your last name) talking to Tom Burke and Gail Benson, the distant conversation being followed by a remarkably quick movement of the participants toward their vehicles. Tom stopped to tell me that Stan had just found two Black-necked Stilts (photos taken) at the WE2 swale. We arrived at the swale approx. ten minutes after Stans observation - no Stilts. Present, however was a young Peregrine Falcon chasing anything with wings. A search of the ponds east of WE2 (ponds flooded) and areas between the dunes with standing water was fruitless. Any flooded pond or depression could hold these birds, so be on the lookout.

On a more positive note, and if anyone besides me has not already seen this bird, the Yellow-throated Warbler continues at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, where he was seen and heard this morning and early this afternoon. My afternoon observation consisted of hearing the bird singing the moment I got out of the car. The bird was singing from the top of a conifer near the active Osprey nest (listen for the racket) on the east side of the main entrance road. The bird moved frequently, working his way north along the east side of the road toward the toll booth, finally crossing the road to the west side.

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Date: 5/31/17 10:34 am
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bicknell's Thrush/juvenile Gray Jays/Philadelphia Vireo/Ermine killing Red Squirrel & more
As many have noted, migration was mostly late - the latest I've ever seen.
Year after year, the number of birds continues to decline. My non-birder
husband keeps asking what is wrong - he comments that we are not hearing
many birds anymore. The dawn chorus used to be deafening, but now it
doesn't even wake us. On Whiteface there were noticeably less numbers of
vocalizing Bicknell's Thrushes on Sunday compared to last year at the same
time. While these are personal observations, I am hearing the same worries
from other birders regarding declining numbers of birds. Our human
population, nearing 8 billion, is taking a huge toll on the planet.



A few sightings from the past 3 weeks (minus the week we spent in Iowa for
our younger son's graduation!):



5/31/17 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.)



Two Barred Owls hooted back and forth for a long time outside our home last
night - one right off our front porch.



5/30/17 Long Lake



Gray Jays - 7 (2 along Route 30, 2 by Little Tupper Lake, and 3 at Sabattis
Bog (the resident pair only raised one baby this year))



On a May 28, 2017 Dawn Tour up Whiteface Mountain with 4 people (2 from MA,
and 2 from PA) we found 67 species visiting both high and low elevation
boreal habitats (including Bloomingdale, Tupper Lake, and Long Lake). Here
is our list:



Ring-necked Duck

Hooded Merganser - 7 babies in the road, and eventually, their mother!

Common Merganser - 1 female on the Saranac River

Ruffed Grouse

Rock Pigeon

Chimney Swift

Wilson's Snipe

Common Loon - on its nest in Tupper Lake

Turkey Vulture

Northern Goshawk

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - on Whiteface Mountain

Northern Flicker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - nice view on Whiteface

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Blue-headed Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo - nice view!

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 2 at Sabattis Bog

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Bicknell's Thrush - 3 different birds viewed (one photo on my Facebook page)
and many heard

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler - nice view on Whiteface

Blackburnian Warbler - nice view

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler - nice views on Whiteface

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler - nice view

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow - nice views of a singing bird!

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle



We also observed many Snowshoe Hares.



On a May 27, 2017 half-day tour with 3 people (2 from Ogdensburg and 1 from
Canton) we found 45 species in Tupper Lake and the Spring Pond Bog Preserve
complex. Here is our list:



Rock Pigeon

Chimney Swift

Turkey Vulture

Northern Goshawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Black-backed Woodpecker - male

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Great Crested Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 4 (family group with 2 adults and 2 young)

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - nice views!

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Scarlet Tanager



We also observed Moose tracks.



May 26, 2017 Long Lake



Not a birding day, but I found the first-of-the-year juvenile Gray Jay at
Sabattis Bog! It was very friendly! (Photos on my Facebook page.)



5/18/17 Long Lake



*Red-eyed Vireo

*Mourning Warbler - the latest arrival date I've noted (along Sabattis
Circle Road)



We had severe weather hit that day around the dinner hour. I spotted the
resident alpha male Wild Turkey hiding behind a huge tree stump outside our
kitchen window. He was crouched down and occasionally his head would pop up
(like a whack-a-mole!). Every time the thunder hit, he would gobble - it
was obviously disturbing him. He is my "friend" so I tried talking to him
through the window. This went on and on, but he suddenly came running out
and headed up the hill in our backyard toward an old lean-to. He continued
to gobble as thunder crashed. Just after he left, the lighting hit the area
where he had been hiding and went into our home - knocking out electrical
outlets and our satellite cable. (It was a terrifying experience.) Anyway,
I am sharing this story because I believe that the Wild Turkey knew to
quickly move, which I found fascinating.



5/17/17 Long Lake canoe at Fishing Brook



Fuat Latif and I talked last year about trying to canoe down-brook from
Route 28N on Fishing Brook in high water this spring (since you can only
make it halfway to this location from the official put-in on a side road
miles away). So my message is DON'T try it!!! As we were getting ready to
start, we had a discussion about the TOPO contour lines that we had both
looked at on the maps that morning. Fuat mentioned that rapids would be
likely - that was when my legs began to shake! Anyway, there are rapids,
waterfalls, and large boulders! We finally had to abandon this adventure -
by getting out of our boats and pulling them back to Route 28N in a strong
current in freezing cold water! One of those unforgettable experiences! We
then headed to the official put-in and enjoyed the paddle and birds (in wet
clothes)! There are lots of warbler species and flycatchers along the
brook. Last year, I found 2 Black-backed Woodpeckers, but the day was
extremely windy, and it would have been difficult to hear them. The
season's first Olive-sided Flycatcher was singing away near the put-in
parking area! (I posted a photo on my Facebook page.) We saw more
Olive-sided Flycatchers during the paddle. Unfortunately, I didn't hear any
Rusty Blackbirds (I found a small group last fall along this brook.).



The first-of-the-season Ruby-throated Hummingbird was observed at our
feeders on 5/17/17 - the latest arrival date that I've noted.



May 16, 2017 Bloomingdale & Tupper Lake (Franklin Co.) and Long Lake



Common Loon - nest observed in Tupper Lake

Black-backed Woodpecker - 2 different birds in Bloomingdale

Gray Jay - 7 (2 along Route 30 in Long Lake, 4 at Sabattis Bog, and 1 in
Bloomingdale)



May 14, 2017 Long Lake



Canada Warbler - latest arrival date I've noted (Sabattis Circle Road)



May 12, 2017 Nature Conservancy States' Birding Competition (15 states and
NY came in 2nd! Texas was 1st)



This was the first annual Nature Conservancy States' Birding Competition to
find the most species on Nature Conservancy properties or easements (it will
be a fund raiser in subsequent years). Larry Master coordinated the
Adirondacks and Derek Rogers coordinated the whole state. I covered Tahawus
Road, Sabattis Circle Road (half of it), Massawepie Rd. and Spring Pond Bog
Preserve. I found the following 66 species:



Canada Goose

Ruffed Grouse

Spruce Grouse - observed by NYS DEC personnel at Spring Pond Bog Preserve

Wild Turkey

Mourning Dove

Wilson's Snipe

American Woodcock

Common Loon

American Bittern

Turkey Vulture

Northern Goshawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Barred Owl

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Merlin

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Blue-headed Vireo

Gray Jay

Blue Jay

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Veery

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle



I went owling for the 24-hour event at both ends of the day - trying to hear
the Northern Saw-whet Owl along Sabattis Circle Road, but no luck! I did
find 2 different Barred Owls, American Woodcocks, and Ruffed Grouse in the
roadway!



A highlight during this event was observing 2 male Northern Flickers exhibit
agonistic behavior in their highly ritualized "dance" - I watched it for a
long time and had to walk away! I posted a photo to my Facebook page and I
will also post video of this fascinating behavior.



5/9/17 Long Lake



This was one of the most thrilling mammal observations I've had! An Ermine
was observed struggling to carry a Red Squirrel (still alive and struggling)
through our backyard! As I watched the Ermine heading into the woods, the
Amer. Crows also saw what was happening and they abandoned the cracked corn
to surround the Ermine. (Ermine will go after Red Squirrels if mice/voles
are not readily available, but it is tough to catch Red Squirrels, and
Ermine often starve.) I didn't want the Ermine to lose its prey, so I
opened the door to frighten off the crows. The Ermine disappeared into an
old tree stump with the squirrel. I looked up the size of both mammals -
while they are about the same length, a Red Squirrel is anywhere from 2 to 4
times the weight of an Ermine! It was an impressive feat for the Ermine to
capture and carry the Red Squirrel!



I also observed 2 Boreal Chickadees along the Northville-Placid Trail (S) in
Long Lake on 5/9/17.



We have had a huge, male Black Bear hanging around outside our home at night
- I posted a photo on my Facebook page below.



Joan Collins

President, NYS Ornithological Association

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell

(518) 624-5528 home

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Date: 5/31/17 6:55 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Black Skimmer continuing
For those interested in this unusually-located Black Skimmer: present again this morning on rock bar within Croton River inlet alongside Croton Harmon RR Station parking. Joined by two semi-palmated plovers this morning.

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Date: 5/30/17 4:37 pm
From: Tim Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] White-faced Ibis - Cow Meadow, Cattle Egret YES
After striking out on the West End stilts, Miriam and I went to Cow Meadow to try our luck. In my haste to locate the Cattle Egret, I largely passed over two ibis sitting among the night-herons, carefully the checking the face of the closest one and glancing at the other preening bird. They took off shortly after we arrived and circled the park. We did find the egret, and then when I looked at Miriam's photos I discovered that I had been a careless birder. Hopefully the bird can be refound. Brent is still on site and looking around.

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Date: 5/30/17 4:36 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Laughing Gull, Ruddy Turnstone and Black Bellied Plover Broome Co. NY May 30
Today's thunderstorms no doubt dropped down some rare migrants/vagrants.
Dorchester Park Whitney Point, NY had a LAUGHING GULL and a RUDDY
TURNSTONE which are both rare for Broome. Then later in the day, Murphy's
Pits Vestal NY
had a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER full breeding plumage.

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Date: 5/30/17 3:32 pm
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Black Skimmer: Croton RR Station Westchester
Even though tide high, so not much of a rocky spit, The black skimmer is present 625 pm. on what spit exists behind croton train station. No sign of either Caspian tern or black bellied plover seen this morning. Data I've been sent indicates skimmer quite rare for county particularly the river side. There's a great egret on far shore as well

L. Trachtenberg
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Date: 5/30/17 3:13 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Tues., May 30, 2017 - Olive-sided Flycatcher & 12 Species of Wood Warblers
Central Park, NYC
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, & many other observers

Highlights: Olive-sided Flycatcher & 12 species of Wood Warblers

Canada Goose - pair with 3 goslings Reservoir
Wood Duck - male Turtle Pond
Gadwall - male Turtle Pond
Mallard - residents
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - around 2 dozen Reservoir
Herring Gull - flyovers, around 40 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - around 20 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - a few on the Reservoir
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Upper Lobe
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents
Olive-sided Flycatcher - calling at the top of the Point
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Turtle Pond, Gill Overlook
Empidonax Flycatcher - Tupelo Field (briefly perched on fence)
Great Crested Flycatcher - Gill Overlook, Mugger's Woods, & Azalea Pond
Warbling Vireo - territories at Maintenance Field & the Point
Red-eyed Vireo - eating cherries above the Gill & others elsewhere in the Ramble
Blue Jay - residents
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - with Barn Swallows at the Reservoir
Barn Swallow - at least 6 Reservoir
Swainson's Thrush - Gill Overlook
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
House Finch - at least 6 Turtle Pond (mostly in birches)
Ovenbird - 2 (Shakespeare Garden & Mugger's Woods)
Black-and-white Warbler - 2 females (Warbler Rock & Shakespeare Garden)
Common Yellowthroat - 2 males (Shakespeare Garden & the Point)
American Redstart - 6
Northern Parula - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Blackburnian Warbler - 2 (male Gill Overlook, female on the Point)
Yellow Warbler - female on the Point
Chestnut-sided Warbler - male Mugger's Woods
Blackpoll Warbler - mlae on the Point
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 (Turtle Pond & male in Mugger's Woods)
Canada Warbler - 2 (female on the Point, male at Gill Overlook)
Wilson's Warbler - male on the Point
White-throated Sparrow - 2 (Gill Overlook & the Point)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - heard
Baltimore Oriole - 4
Common Grackle - some juveniles around with their parents

Jeff Ritter reported a Blackburnian Warbler at the Maintenance Field early this morning.

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Date: 5/30/17 2:40 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Mon., May29, 2017 - 4 Flycatchers, 8 Wood Warblers
Central Park, NYC
Monday, May 29, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, & many others

A short list for a very rainy day:

Black-crowned Night-Heron - 3
The usual woodpeckers: Downy, Red-bellied, & Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Empidonax Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher - 6
Eastern Kingbird - pair Turtle Pond
White-breasted Nuthatch - Shakespeare Garden
Ovenbird - Ramble
Black-and-white Warbler - 2 (adult male at Upper Lobe)
Common Yellowthroat - Shakespeare Garden
American Redstart - 10
Magnolia Warbler - 3
Blackburnian Warbler - 2 males (Oak Bridge & top of Upper Lobe)
Blackpoll Warbler - 3
Wilson's Warbler - male on the Point

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Date: 5/30/17 10:53 am
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Stilts have returned to swale Jones Beach West End 2
Black-necked Stilts returned to swale as previously reported.

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Date: 5/30/17 9:33 am
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts Jones Beach West End 2
The 2 Black-necked Stilts just landed back of the swale. Tom Burke & Gail
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Date: 5/30/17 9:31 am
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] ravens everywhere
Just had a Common Raven flying around my friends house on Old Army Rd. in Scarsdale and then on the way home had two being chased by a crow over near Kohls on Central Ave. in Yonkers going west.
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Date: 5/30/17 7:59 am
From: Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow and Dickcissel at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, Ulster County Continue, May 30th
Henslow's Sparrow and Dickcissel continue in area by the bird blind (take
Tabor Trace Red Loop from parking lot), Dickcissel doing a loop in front of
the blind, Henslow's on the left as you approach the blind. An Upland
Sandpiper also flew in and out, according to a group of NYC birders.

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> Williams on Facebook. With information from folks in the parking lot we
> headed for the south blind and the large gathering of birders along the
> trail about 100 years before the blind, all enjoying looks at the Henslow's
> Sparrow. After taking some photos of this life bird for Denise, we
> continued to the blind and photographed the Dickcissel, unfortunately in
> poor light. A bit later, the Henslow's came much closer to the trail,in
> good light,and we finally got some better looks at the Dickcissel as well.
> There were also numerous grasshopper sparrows and bobolinks around, along
> with other species. Our ebird list is at the link below, and has photos of
> the Henslow's and Dickcissel. This is a great opportunity folks...
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Date: 5/30/17 7:35 am
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts @ Jones




Just saw 2 Black-necked Stilts flying south of the nature center at Jones Beach West End. Could have come from the ponds to the west. Landed due south of the SW corner of the lot. Way out. Not sure what's there, but maybe an inaccessible pond.
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Date: 5/30/17 7:31 am
From: Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelican continues in Buffalo
The Brown Pelican was still at its usual haunts on the Niagara River in
Buffalo this morning. It was observed on the green buoy number 5 today. It
has also been seen on the more distant green buoy number 7, where a scope is
helpful. If you have a little time, the bird makes rather frequent foraging
flights that bring it much closer to the Ontario Street boat launch/Aqua
Lane viewing site. It often feeds with or near the cormorants.



DIRECTIONS:

Heading southbound on I-190, exit at Ontario Street. Turn left at the end of
the ramp, then make the first left onto Black Rock Harbor Road to access the
waterfront, just before the on-ramp to get on the I-190 northbound. Black
Rock Harbor Road takes you back under the I-190. Proceed to the right down
Aqua Lane, park, and look for the bird.




Heading northbound on I-190, exit at Austin Street. Turn right at the end of
the ramp, then immediately turn left onto Niagara Street. Drive about mile
and turn left onto Black Rock Harbor Road to access the waterfront, just
before the on-ramp to get on the I-190 northbound. Black Rock Harbor Road
takes you back under the I-190. Proceed to the right down Aqua Lane, park,
and look for the bird.



Thanks to Canadian birder, Jeremy Bensette, looking from the Canadian side
of the river, for the update.



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 5/30/17 7:22 am
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cattle egret Cow Meadow Freeport
thanks for the report, bird still present

Rob in Massapequa

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> On lawn away from pond in area past picnic area.
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Date: 5/30/17 5:06 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black Skimmer: Croton RR Station Westchester
Currently in view on rock bar in inlet off parking lot.

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Date: 5/29/17 6:08 pm
From: Meena Madhav Haribal <mmh3...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Thrushes were moving a couple of days ago
Hi all,

I recorded thrush calls over a few night but on 26-27 night I had lots of calls. The detector detected over 1150 calls of which 84 were Grey-cheeked thrushes. I found the GCTHs were came in late early morning hours compared to Swainson's. This is the most I have recorded for this season. On April 28 2017 I recorded or rather detector detected more than 500 tseeps, mostly sparrows.

I am curious to see how others fared on the same night?


Cheers

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Date: 5/29/17 6:00 pm
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] June 4/5 Brooklyn Overnight Pelagic Update!!
There are only 1 or 2 spots left aboard the See Life Paulagics overnighter
out of Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn!!! This spring has been very interesting,
with two Albatross sightings in the Mid-Atlantic and European Storm Petrel
in NC.
Local fishing boats are reporting large numbers of Bluefish and Striped
Bass inshore and water in the Hudson Canyon is currently in the mid 60's!
There's a lot of life out there!!!

The original post to the State List from Doug Gochfeld is copied below.
Hope to see you aboard!!!

Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY

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It's that time of year again New York birders! Time for some great
overnight ocean birding. The first overnight pelagic of the year will be
leaving from Brooklyn on June 4. We'll steam out into the deep, and hope to
see a slew of pelagic birds that can essentially only be seen in the region
if you are offshore.

This is the best time of year to see South Polar Skua, and we had 6 (!!) on
our last spring overnight, in 2015. We also had Long-tailed Jaeger,
Pomarine Jaeger, multiple Arctic Terns, Audubon's Shearwaters, and Manx
Shearwaters, over 20 Leach's Storm-Petrels, and hundreds each of Sooty and
Cory's Shearwater. It was also a great non-bird trip, with breaching
Basking Shark, Risso's, Common, and Offshore Bottlenose Dolphin, Several
great looks at Mola Mola, Blue Shark, and 25+ Portuguese Man O' War.

In addition to these, it is a fairly good time of year to see Phalaropes,
and there are always good home run possibilities, since this is the time
window when the pelagic trips off Cape Hatteras get the majority of their
rarities (such as Bermuda Petrel, European Storm-Petrel etc.), and the only
New York State record of Yellow-nosed Albatross was from a late May pelagic
trip.

Here are a couple of photo galleries from the 2015 overnight to whet your
appetite:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/29840397@N08/albums/72157653910596566

https://www.flickr.com/photos/103866258@N08/sets/72157653758717610


We leave the dock at 8 PM on Sunday June 4, and will return around 6 PM the
following evening.

We do this in order to maximize our time in the deep waters where the more
unusual and pelagic animals are likely to be.

It is now fairly easy to sign up for these trips on the website, at this
link:

http://paulagics.com/trips/register
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Date: 5/29/17 2:51 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- May 29, 2017
*  NYSY  05.29.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):May 22, 2017 - May 29, 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 29  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 22, 2017.
Highlights--------------
WHITE PELICANLEAST BITTERNBRANTWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERWILSON’S PHALAROPERED-NECKED PHALAROPECOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHEROLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERPHILADELPHIA VIREOGRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHPROTHONOTARY WARBLERGRASSHOPPER SPARROWCLAY-COLORED SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLE




Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     16 species of shorebirds were reported from the complex this week. Highlights will be listed below.     5/23: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was again found on Carncross Road at the buildings. It was reported through the 27th.     5/24: One or two PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continue at the wooded area on Armitage Road west of the Seneca River Bridge. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A LEAST BITTERN was reported from VanDyne Spoor Road.     5/25: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER has returned to Mays Point Road.     5/27: RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and WILSON’S PHALAROPE were both reported on the Wildlife Trail. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on VanDyne Spoor Road. A LEAST BITTERN was reported from Howland Island at the HQ Pond.     5/28: A LEAST BITTERN was reported along the Wildlife Drive.

Derby Hill Bird Observatory----------------------------------
     An expected low number for this late in the season of 1,631 Raptors were counted this week. 2 WHITE PELICANS on 5/23 were the non raptor highlight. COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen most evenings.      May 31 will be Anna’s last day. Get up to say goodbye if you can.

Oswego County------------
     5/23: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen at Sunset Bay. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was again seen on Gray Road west of Rt. 43 south of Oswego. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Sunset Bay Park.     5/26: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen on the Sithe Energy Trails.     5/27: A LEAST BITTERN was heard in the marsh on County Rt. 54 in Pennelville.     5/28: BRANT were still seen migrating along Oneida Lake from Constantia.

Onondaga County------------------
     5/23: 2 LEAST BITTERNS were heard at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.     5/24: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues in Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found at the Dewitt Landfill along the Erie canal.     5/26: A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was reported from the west shore trail of Onondaga Lake.

Madison County------------
     5/23: An ORCHARD ORIOLE and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO were seen at Ditch Bank Road north of Chittenango.

Oneida County------------
     5/23: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.     5/24: 2 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were reported from Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen along the Erie Canal Trail east of Rome.

Herkimer county------------
     5/24: PHILADELPHIA VIREO. YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER were reported in the Old Forge area.
             

-end report 
    
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Date: 5/29/17 2:00 pm
From: John Mora <johnmmora...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle egret Cow Meadow Freeport
On lawn away from pond in area past picnic area.

Warbling vireos here too.

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Date: 5/29/17 12:52 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sun., May 28, 2017 - Belted Kingfisher, Spotted Sandpiper, 11 species of Wood Warblers
Central Park, NYC
Sunday, May 28, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, & many others

Highlights: Spotted Sandpiper, Belted Kingfisher, 11 species of Wood Warblers.

Canada Goose - Turtle Pond, Lake & Reservoir
Mallard - Turtle Pond, Lake & Reservoir (on nest at Upper Lobe - John Day)
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - a few
Spotted Sandpiper - Turtle Pond
Herring Gull - flyovers & around 40 birds on the Reservoir in mid-afternoon
Great Black-backed Gull - around 20 on the Reservoir in mid-afternoon
Double-crested Cormorant - Lake & flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Upper Lobe (near Mallard nest) (David Barrett)
Red-tailed Hawk - flyovers including w over Sparrow Rock with Peregrine Falcon
Belted Kingfisher - Turtle Pond
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - still a male hanging around Black Locust appropriated by squirrel
Peregrine Falcon - swooping at one of the Red-tailed Hawks over Sparrow Rock
Eastern Wood-Pewee - at least 3 (2 Shakespeare Garden - Ally & Louise Burns), Warbler Rock, others heard
Empidonax Flycatchers - see note below
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3 or 4 (Turtle Pond, Humming Tombstone, near Summer House, heard elsewhere)
Eastern Kingbird - (Warbler Rock & nesting at Turtle Pond)
Warbling Vireo - Maintenance Field
Red-eyed Vireo - at least 7
Blue Jay - residents
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Turtle Pond & Reservoir
Barn Swallow - Reservoir (see note below)
Tufted Titmouse - heard in Ramble
White-breasted Nuthatch - adult female Gill Overlook (early morning - Deb)
Veery - Source of the Gill (early morning - Deb)
Swainson's Thrush - one or two at gill Overlook
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
Cedar Waxwing - at least 15 (a few eating cherries in Shakespeare Garden)
Northern Waterthrush - nice views at Turtle Pond
Black-and-white Warbler - female Tanner's Spring
Mourning Warbler - male west of Pinetum near West Drive (thanks to John & Deborah Antory) - mid-afternoon
Common Yellowthroat - first-spring male singing in Shakespeare Garden
American Redstart - 6
Northern Parula - female Tanner's Spring
Magnolia Warbler - Tanner's Spring (Barbara Green), Upper Lobe
Blackburnian Warbler - male Summer House
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Tanner's Spring
Blackpoll Warbler - Tanner's Spring & the Point, others heard
Wilson's Warbler - the Point
White-throated Sparrow - Upper Lobe
Northern Cardinal - residents
Common Grackle - still nesting in Willow Oak at Turtle Pond
Baltimore Oriole - 4

Empidonax Flycatchers: David Barrett heard an Acadian Flycatcher at Warbler Rock and saw a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Humming Tombstone. Another bird at Humming Tombstone may have been a Least Flycatcher.

Pat Dubren reported 4 Barn Swallows collecting mud (nesting material) north of the Reservoir Sunday afternoon (5/27).

John Day reported crows nesting on a building at 64th Street and Central Park West.

Renee Sasaki sent photos of a Marsh Wren at the Loch taken Saturday May 20.

Deb Allen

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Date: 5/29/17 11:54 am
From: Ken Feustel <feustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilts at West End, Jones Beach State Park (Nassau Co.)
I spent some time this morning looking at shorebirds on a high tide in the West End Marina. While walking back to the gazebo from the eastern spit I saw Stan (a West End regular - sorry Stan, forgot your last name) talking to Tom Burke and Gail Benson, the distant conversation being followed by a remarkably quick movement of the participants toward their vehicles. Tom stopped to tell me that Stan had just found two Black-necked Stilts (photos taken) at the WE2 swale. We arrived at the swale approx. ten minutes after Stans observation - no Stilts. Present, however was a young Peregrine Falcon chasing anything with wings. A search of the ponds east of WE2 (ponds flooded) and areas between the dunes with standing water was fruitless. Any flooded pond or depression could hold these birds, so be on the lookout.

On a more positive note, and if anyone besides me has not already seen this bird, the Yellow-throated Warbler continues at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, where he was seen and heard this morning and early this afternoon. My afternoon observation consisted of hearing the bird singing the moment I got out of the car. The bird was singing from the top of a conifer near the active Osprey nest (listen for the racket) on the east side of the main entrance road. The bird moved frequently, working his way north along the east side of the road toward the toll booth, finally crossing the road to the west side.

Cheers,

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Date: 5/29/17 8:53 am
From: <scottjstoner...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow and Dickcissel at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR in Ulster County yesterday
Yesterday morning Denise and I drove down to the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge in Ulster County, arriving shortly after 8 in search of the Henslow's Sparrow and Dickcissel previously posted by Tom Williams on Facebook. With information from folks in the parking lot we headed for the south blind and the large gathering of birders along the trail about 100 years before the blind, all enjoying looks at the Henslow's Sparrow. After taking some photos of this life bird for Denise, we continued to the blind and photographed the Dickcissel, unfortunately in poor light. A bit later, the Henslow's came much closer to the trail,in good light,and we finally got some better looks at the Dickcissel as well. There were also numerous grasshopper sparrows and bobolinks around, along with other species. Our ebird list is at the link below, and has photos of the Henslow's and Dickcissel. This is a great opportunity folks...


The photos are also on my personal Facebook page and our Naturelogues Facebook page.- Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner, Albany


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Date: 5/28/17 1:44 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Stirling S.F. Brewster's Warbler, Golden-winged Warblers, and more
Went to Stirling S.F. today with Bronx River-Sound Shore Audubon and had a wonderful day.  Bird wise things started off slowish at the nature center area but we did get Hooded Warbler and a few other common birds.  When we went to Ironwood Rd. things started picking up.  Along the road itself we got the usual forest birds including Scarlet Tanager, Red-eyed Vireo, Louisiana Waterthrush, etc.  
At the powerline cut on the left side we had Golden-winged, Blue-winged, Yellow, Cerulean and Prairie Warblers, Field Sparrow, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak as well as the other common species.  There was also supposed to be a Yellow-breasted Chat there too, but I did not see or hear it.  
On the right side of the cut we had most of the same species plus Yellow-billed Cuckoo, a white bellied/throated and pale yellow breasted backcross male Brewster's warbler, Broad-winged Hawk, Common Raven, and others.  The Brewster's and a Golden-winged gave nice long looks at themselves. 
Besides birds it was a great day for herps.  I had several Common Five-lined Skinks, caught a 5+ ft. Black Ratsnake, a 4+ ft. Northern Black Racer, a Northern Watersnake, a Wood Turtle (thanks Bernie), Green, Bull, and Gray Treefrogs. Butterflies were around everywhere too especially Spicebush and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.
I guess I should've known it'd be such a great day when I walked outside my house and found a new $100 dollar bill on the street:-)
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
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Date: 5/28/17 1:23 pm
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prospect Park Swainson's Warbler: Caution
Walking towards the Midwood from Center Drive at approximately 3pm today I
could already hear the song of the Swainson's Warbler from the area just
north of the shipping containers. Within minutes I was able to track down
the call to an Iphone 6 in the hands of a visiting birder.
With no confirmed visuals today or yesterday caution should be exercised if
the bird is "heard only". There are very few clear sight lines from path to
path and regardless if you agree with using playback or not it is clear the
technique is being practiced daily.

It was also clear that many birds left overnight. I did not see a single
Gray-cheeked, Swainson's or Wood Thrush in the Midwood when there were 20+
in the area the day before.

Good birding!

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Brooklyn, NY

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Date: 5/28/17 12:13 pm
From: Joseph Wallace <joew701...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Doodletown
A morning's walk through Doodletown, Bear Mountain State Park, was
typically productive (and typically wonderful). Cerulean Warblers were
apparent throughout, with the best views coming along the hillside near the
entrance (including an eye-level female and a singing male on a bare
branch) and near the Herbert Cemetery (another singing male). We also heard
and saw several Hooded Warblers, with the best view again coming opposite
Herbert Cemetery: a singing, eye-level male in beautiful plumage. Other
highlights included several cuckoos (calling Yellow-billed especially);
abundant vireos (including a Yellow-throated battling a catbird for turf);
and a Green Heron perched on a tree branch overlooking the pond. Non-avian
pleasures included a beaver in the pond; a couple of northern watersnakes;
and a pair of red efts, as gorgeous as always against the muddy trail.
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Date: 5/28/17 10:10 am
From: Rick <rcech...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Any Swainson's reports?
No, dipped this morning (9-10:30).



From: <bounce-121565141-3714678...> [mailto:<bounce-121565141-3714678...>] On Behalf Of James Purcell
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:53 PM
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Any Swainson's reports?



I'm assuming that some may have tried for the Swainson's Warbler in Prospect Park this morning. Does anyone know of any positive or negative reports since it was heard mid-day yesterday?



Thanks,



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Date: 5/28/17 9:52 am
From: James Purcell <jpurcell1616...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Any Swainson's reports?
I'm assuming that some may have tried for the Swainson's Warbler in
Prospect Park this morning. Does anyone know of any positive or negative
reports since it was heard mid-day yesterday?

Thanks,

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Date: 5/28/17 9:39 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow throated warbler Bayard YES

Heard  first by Liz DiNapoli in area close to lot.  She spotted it at top pine near norway spruce the Ospreys nest in.  In dougla fir next to e. White pine.
Thanks John.
viewed from this location at 0.26pm on 05-28-2017
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Date: 5/28/17 8:39 am
From: Mike <mikec02...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow Gunks
Henslows Sparrow and Dickcissel have been putting on a non stop show all morning.

Mike
Ridge, NY

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 28, 2017, at 7:47 AM, Rick <rcech...> wrote:
>
> Google map in my posting from last may help.
>
> Leave parking lot to the south (to the right when coming into the lot from entrance road). Take a small path (not the path to the overlook). Follow this nearly to the property edge and follow it around to the left (east). After a bit, there is smaller trail off the to the left again (north), where there is a bench on the right. You can see the small, grayish blind ahead. That’s where the Dickcissel was yesterday; Henslow’s is at a small turn in the path, maybe 20 yards before the blind. Also look for the birders.
>
> Rick
>
> From: <bounce-121564959-3714678...> [mailto:<bounce-121564959-3714678...>] On Behalf Of Robert Lewis
> Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 7:35 AM
> To: Carney, Martin <carneym...>; <NYSbirds-L...>
> Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow
>
> Can someone specify exactly where this blind is? I am not familiar with the area.
> Bob Lewis
> Sleepy Hollow
>
> From: "Carney, Martin" <carneym...>
> To: "<NYSbirds-L...>" <nysbirds-l...>
> Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 4:26 PM
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow
>
> Still there, 50 yards before the blind, to the left as you approach blind. Dickcissel near blind.
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Date: 5/28/17 8:33 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Salt-marsh, Seaside, Marsh Wren. Gardners park suff co

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Date: 5/28/17 8:29 am
From: John Gluth <jgluth...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at Bayard Cutting Arboretum -YES
One singing male, heard and seen within 100 yards east of the parking lot. Ranged around a fair amount, at one point flying west to the other side of the park entrance road. Favored the up reaches of the various trees I saw it in (Sycamore, Red Oak, E. White Pine, Douglas Fir), so poor views. Has gone silent now. No apparent activity at previous known location (Ye Olde Pump House).

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Date: 5/28/17 6:15 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Additional County (NYS eBird Hotspots)
Location pages have been created for the current top 10 sites for Ontario
County 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, it
would be appreciated if you could 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 10 new pages is 25 bringing
the total coverage to 1,520 hotspots or 26.9% of 5,654 for New York State.

*ONTARIO COUNTY* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Ontario>
Auburn Trail (2)
Canadice Lake (2)
Canandaigua Lake, City Pier
Finger Lakes Community College (2)
Hemlock Lake (2)
Hemlock-Canadice SF (Ontario Co.) (2)
Lagoon Park, Canandaigua
Ontario Pathways (10)
Risser Rd., Canandaigua (2)
Sandy Bottom Park, Honeoye

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Date: 5/28/17 4:48 am
From: Rick <rcech...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow
Google map in my posting from last may help.



Leave parking lot to the south (to the right when coming into the lot from entrance road). Take a small path (not the path to the overlook). Follow this nearly to the property edge and follow it around to the left (east). After a bit, there is smaller trail off the to the left again (north), where there is a bench on the right. You can see the small, grayish blind ahead. That’s where the Dickcissel was yesterday; Henslow’s is at a small turn in the path, maybe 20 yards before the blind. Also look for the birders.



Rick



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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow



Can someone specify exactly where this blind is? I am not familiar with the area.

Bob Lewis

Sleepy Hollow



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Still there, 50 yards before the blind, to the left as you approach blind. Dickcissel near blind.

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Date: 5/28/17 4:35 am
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow
Can someone specify exactly where this blind is?  I am not familiar with the area.
Bob LewisSleepy Hollow

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow

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Date: 5/27/17 7:43 pm
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bashakill, Sullivan Co., Saturday evening, May 27
After a successful run at the Dickcissel and the Henslow's Sparrow at Shawangunk Grasslands this afternoon, Ann Shaw and I went over to the Bashakill WMA for some evening birding. A Least Bittern was heard calling briefly at the Main Boat Launch and an American Bittern fairly regularly at the Haven Road Causeway. After sunset at least 10 Common Nighthawks were feeding over the causeway. A Pied-billed Grebe was also heard here. As it got dark we heard Whip-poor-will and a distant calling Barred Owl.

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Date: 5/27/17 6:49 pm
From: Rick <rcech...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Wallkill Zoo
Sorry, wrong url



https://rbc-pix.smugmug.com/Nature/Shawangunk-Wonderland/



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[mailto:<bounce-121564688-3714678...>] On Behalf Of Rick
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wallkill Zoo



The experience at Shawangunk Grasslands today was more like a stroll through
zoo exhibits than the usual gritty scramble for target strays. Both birds
spent most of the morning perched up singing, mainly oblivious to the
(thankfully well-behaved) minions there to watch them. And both stayed
within photo range most of the time, close to the mown paths. They could
have put up interpretative labels by the trailside.



Too easy? No, never too easy.



From the shots below (as many others posted be various observers), it is
clear that the Henslow's puts a great deal of physical energy into its song.
Yet all that comes out is a less-than-operatic "tsi-di-lick." What was good
about this sighting, in my opinion, was its proximity, in which context the
song actually was quite audible (versus the usual distant-wispy). As I
approached I said to my wife, "Well, either that's it or somebody's playing
a tape." One of the birders already present grinned and said, "A lot of
people said the same thing - sounds pretty loud from here!"



50 years of birding, always something new to learn.



Good luck if you go (and stay to see meadowlarks, Bobolinks, Grasshopper
Sparrows, Purple Martins, etc., etc.). What a treasure of a habitat!



Rick Cech



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P.S. The pale-colored sulphurs flying around in the fields are mainly
spring-form Orange Sulphurs, which are mostly pale yellow, not Clouded
Sulphurs. Didn't see any skippers yet.



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Date: 5/27/17 6:46 pm
From: Rick <rcech...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wallkill Zoo
The experience at Shawangunk Grasslands today was more like a stroll through
zoo exhibits than the usual gritty scramble for target strays. Both birds
spent most of the morning perched up singing, mainly oblivious to the
(thankfully well-behaved) minions there to watch them. And both stayed
within photo range most of the time, close to the mown paths. They could
have put up interpretative labels by the trailside.



Too easy? No, never too easy.



From the shots below (as many others posted be various observers), it is
clear that the Henslow's puts a great deal of physical energy into its song.
Yet all that comes out is a less-than-operatic "tsi-di-lick." What was good
about this sighting, in my opinion, was its proximity, in which context the
song actually was quite audible (versus the usual distant-wispy). As I
approached I said to my wife, "Well, either that's it or somebody's playing
a tape." One of the birders already present grinned and said, "A lot of
people said the same thing - sounds pretty loud from here!"



50 years of birding, always something new to learn.



Good luck if you go (and stay to see meadowlarks, Bobolinks, Grasshopper
Sparrows, Purple Martins, etc., etc.). What a treasure of a habitat!



Rick Cech



https://rbc-pix.smugmug.com/organize/Nature/Shawangunk-Wonderland



P.S. The pale-colored sulphurs flying around in the fields are mainly
spring-form Orange Sulphurs, which are mostly pale yellow, not Clouded
Sulphurs. Didn't see any skippers yet.




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Date: 5/27/17 6:05 pm
From: Carney, Martin <carneym...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel
Just to clarify: In my last post I reported: Dickcissel near blind. As far
as I know, it sees perfectly well...

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Date: 5/27/17 4:07 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Fri. 26-May-2017
NY County highlights from yesterday: Semipalmated Sandpiper (2), Least
Sandpiper (4), Common Tern (42+), Lincoln's Sparrow & Killdeer (6).

The SESA and LESA were on the open field to the west of Hammock Grove
around the puddles formed after the previous night's rain. Not at the
typical spot to the east of Slide Hill on the maintenance area grounds
behind the fencing.

*1st hour:* *16 spp.*; *2nd:* *+12*; *3rd:* *+6*; *4th:* *+5*; *5th:* *+3*
= 42 spp.

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Date: 5/27/17 3:26 pm
From: d Futuyma <dfutuyma...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's yes
After not showing for more than two hours, the Henslow's Sparrow at Shawangunk Grassland reappeared at 6:20 pm, and sang for ca. 3 minutes.
Doug Futuyma,
With Bob Proniewych and Ed Becher

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Date: 5/27/17 2:55 pm
From: Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Mecox Inlet (Suffolk County) Glaucous Gull
I was surprised to see a 1st Summer Glaucous Gull at Mecox Inlet, Suffolk
County, this morning. There are some May dates for this bird on Long Island
in eBird, but I think this is particularly late. Photos can be seen on
Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/TWjQdj; https://flic.kr/p/TWjQyQ
(And, thanks to the ABA What's This Bird? Facebook group for providing a
platform in which the identification could be confirmed.)

Besides the gull, the only other notable birds that I saw while I was there
last evening and this morning was a Bank Swallow, flying with the Barn
Swallows, and two Piping Plovers. They don't appear to have nested yet. I
chanced on the young man in charge of endangered bird protection for the
summer for the town of Southampton, and he told me the water levels are too
high and that the nesting area keeps getting flooded out. The town is
scheduled to create the break to the ocean this coming week, which should
help and also create more mud flats for shorebirds. (I only saw Sanderlings
and Least Sandpipers and two Skimmers, who simply skimmed through.)

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Date: 5/27/17 1:56 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sat., May 27, 2017 13 Wood Warbler Species, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Olive-sided & Acadian Flycatchers
Central Park, NYC
Saturday, May 27, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, & many other observers


Highlights: 13 Wood Warbler Species, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Olive-sided & Acadian Flycatchers

Canada Goose - pair with 3 two-week-old goslings Reservoir & flyovers
Gadwall - pair Reservoir
Mallard - residents Turtle Pond & Reservoir
Mourning Dove - residents
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench (early - Bob), Warbler Rock (David Barrett) [same bird??]
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Humming Tombstone (Bob)
Herring Gull - 6 Reservoir (early) & flyover
Great Black-backed Gull - Reservoir (early)
Double-crested Cormorant - 4 to 6 Reservoir (early) & 2 flyovers
Great Blue Heron - flyover around 8:30am (Bob)
Great Egret - 2 Reservoir (early) & flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 (Upper Lobe & Reservoir)
Turkey Vulture - 2 together over Tupelo then Maintenance Field (David Barrett)
Red-tailed Hawk - flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Maintenance Field
Downy Woodpecker - male Shakespeare Garden
Northern Flicker - Gill Overlook
Peregrine Falcon - flyover Mugger's Woods
Olive-sided Flycatcher - just north of the source of the Gill (Deb)
Eastern Wood-Pewee- 2 (Maintenance Field & Humming Tombstone (David Barrett)
Acadian Flycatcher - seen early a.m. (Roger Pasquier), later heard Summer House Meadow (David Barrett)
Empidonax Flycatcher - 2 (Humming Tombstone & Upper Lobe, another earlier Great Lawn)
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 (Maintenance Field/Tupelo Field, Gill Overlook)
Eastern Kingbird - Belvedere Castle
Warbling Vireo - 4
Red-eyed Vireo - 10 to 12
Blue Jay - residents - one inspecting an empty nest that had belonged to a Northern Cardinal
Barn Swallow - 3 Turtle Pond
Tufted Titmouse - Azalea Pond
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 5 singing in the Ramble early a.m. (Bob) another n. of Gill Source (Mitchell Horowitz)
Swainson's Thrush - the Point
Gray Carbird - residents
Cedar Waxwing - at least 8 (showing some interest in Tuliptree flowers)
Northern Waterthrush - 4
Black-and-white Warbler - 3 females (Tom Ahlf)
Common Yellowthroat - 6 (2 males, 4 females)
American Redstart - 12 including 2 adult males
Cape May Warbler - female Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench (Mitchell Horowitz)
Northern Parula - 5
Magnolia Warbler - 14 to 15 including 2 -3 adult males
Blackburnian Warbler - 7 (five males, 2 females)
Yellow Warbler - 4 to 5 (2 males, 2 or 3 females)
Blackpoll Warbler - 6 to 7 (one or two males, 5 females)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 3 females
Black-throated Green Warbler - Summit Rock
Wilson's Warbler - 2 males (Castle & S. side Turtle Pond)
White-throated Sparrow - Point/Oven
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - first-spring male singing here & there in Ramble
Common Grackle - residents - adult feeding fledgling at south end Reservoir
Brown-headed Cowbird - top of Oven/chez Armando (David Barrett)
Baltimore Oriole - 5 (3 adult males, 2 females)

Meredith Barges reported a Blue-headed Vireo at the Gill Overlook on Friday (5/26/17).

Deb Allen

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Date: 5/27/17 1:26 pm
From: Carney, Martin <carneym...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow
Still there, 50 yards before the blind, to the left as you approach blind.
Dickcissel near blind.

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Date: 5/27/17 11:20 am
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Any sightings of the Swainson's Warbler Saturday?
As Josh reported several members of the Brooklyn Bird Club sat walk and I heard the bird singing briefly in the same area it was seen in the mid wood but never got eyes on it. It was not singing as frequently as it was yesterday and covered a fair amount of ground between songs. It was a brief steak out maybe 30 min or so as most of us had a chance to see bird earlier in the week.

Good Luck,

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> On May 27, 2017, at 1:27 PM, Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> wrote:
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> Dennis Hrhowsik reported on the local WhatsApp group that it was heard singing twice in the same area as before, just before 1 pm.
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Date: 5/27/17 10:34 am
From: Carney, Martin <carneym...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow
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Date: 5/27/17 10:28 am
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Any sightings of the Swainson's Warbler Saturday?
Dennis Hrhowsik reported on the local WhatsApp group that it was heard
singing twice in the same area as before, just before 1 pm.


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Date: 5/27/17 8:16 am
From: Roberta <roberta.manian...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Any sightings of the Swainson's Warbler Saturday?
Just passed a birder leaving the Midwood reporting negative after a five hour stakeout.

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 5/27/17 5:55 am
From: Pepaul <pepaul...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow, Dickcissel YES
Both are being seen very well at the shawangunk grasslands near the blind just south of the parking lot.

Good birding,
Tripper
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