NYSbirds-L
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9/21/17 7:03 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Thu. 21-Sep-2017
9/21/17 6:50 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC Sept. 19-20-21
9/21/17 4:54 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] RIIS and Breezy Point Report
9/21/17 2:04 pm Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...> Re:[nysbirds-l] FYI Jones Beach closed (update)
9/21/17 2:00 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] East Pond, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge update
9/21/17 12:25 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Merlin attack
9/21/17 11:29 am Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Winter Finch Forecast 2017 - 2018 by Ron Pittaway
9/21/17 10:35 am robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Good Gulls Almighty !
9/21/17 8:09 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit Jamaica Bay, Queens Co.
9/20/17 7:37 pm Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...> [nysbirds-l] Parasitic Jaegar Staten Island
9/20/17 5:25 pm Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...> [nysbirds-l] More on Gulls+
9/20/17 3:07 pm Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...> [nysbirds-l] Parasitic Jaegar Staten Island
9/20/17 2:23 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Storm Birding - Nothing Crazy From Breezy Point
9/20/17 2:18 pm Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Connecticut Warbler Kissena Park q co ny.
9/20/17 11:34 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> [nysbirds-l] Storm-birding Update
9/20/17 10:57 am Joe T <jbirds268...> Re:[nysbirds-l] [SINaturaList] Royal Terns
9/20/17 10:55 am Glenn Quinn <glennq...> [nysbirds-l] Smith Point CP (Suffolk)
9/20/17 8:44 am Cesar Castillo <czar3233...> [nysbirds-l] Lesser black-backed @ Robert mosses
9/20/17 8:20 am Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> [nysbirds-l] Royal Terns
9/20/17 7:19 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Sooty Tern - Staten Island
9/20/17 7:03 am Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...> [nysbirds-l] FYI Jones Beach closed
9/20/17 4:35 am Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...> [nysbirds-l] American Golden-Plover Brooklyn now
9/20/17 3:22 am Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay East Pond, Queens County
9/20/17 12:56 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Locations (13-Sep-'17)
9/19/17 12:25 pm Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach terns
9/19/17 10:54 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 9/16-17-18 (w/storm-notes, etc.)
9/18/17 6:07 pm Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> [nysbirds-l] Reminder: BBC Evening Presentation Tomorrow Sept 19th 7PM
9/18/17 4:21 pm Daisy Lane Paul <daisylane...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Sora, Avocet, Caspian Tern @ Jamaica Bay
9/18/17 3:33 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Pre Storm Gulling
9/18/17 3:10 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 - 15 Species of Wood Warblers
9/18/17 2:59 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Photo Exhibit @ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
9/18/17 9:44 am Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Common Gallinule, Mill Pond Park, Nassau (today)
9/18/17 8:54 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA addendum
9/18/17 8:44 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
9/18/17 8:33 am Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] "Beach Grass" - Queens County Bird Club Presentation this Wednesday, Sept 20
9/18/17 8:09 am Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...> [nysbirds-l] Common Gallinule, Mill Pond Park, Nassau (today)
9/18/17 7:06 am Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger...> [nysbirds-l] Sora, Avocet, Caspian Tern @ Jamaica Bay
9/18/17 6:27 am Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...> [nysbirds-l] Royal Terns, Jones Beach Field 6 (this morning)
9/17/17 11:16 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Perry Road, Strykersville
9/17/17 8:10 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Breezy Point 9-17-17
9/17/17 6:18 pm Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> [nysbirds-l] East End Report
9/17/17 4:26 pm <redknot...> [nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch Frank Melville Park - Setauket
9/17/17 4:04 pm Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...> Re: [nysbirds-l] American Avocet and Wilson's Phalarope @ JBWR East Pond Queens Co.
9/17/17 3:44 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., Sept. 17, 2017 - Red-headed Woodpecker, Blue-headed & Philadelphia Vireos, 10 Warbler spp.
9/17/17 3:06 pm Cesar Castillo <czar3233...> [nysbirds-l] Planting fields nighthawks
9/17/17 7:55 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] American Avocet and Wilson's Phalarope @ JBWR East Pond Queens Co.
9/16/17 4:25 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay East Pond 9/16
9/16/17 1:01 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. Sept. 16, 2017 - 17 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Tennessee, Nashville & Cape May
9/16/17 6:49 am Karen Fung <easternbluebird...> [nysbirds-l] Update: MOWA vs CONW in Central Park -- new sighting of MOWA today
9/16/17 6:34 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> [nysbirds-l] Fourth Annual Seatuck Long Island Birding Challenge
9/16/17 6:11 am Michael Zito <michaelzito...> [nysbirds-l] Alley Pond - male Golden-winged Warbler (2nd bird)
9/16/17 5:32 am Michael Zito <michaelzito...> [nysbirds-l] Alley Pond - female Golden-winged Warbler
9/16/17 5:24 am Karen Fung <easternbluebird...> [nysbirds-l] Mourning or Connecticut Warbler? Central Park North End Friday (15 Sept)
9/15/17 11:27 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 15 September 2017
9/15/17 9:13 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Having to head west...again !
9/15/17 7:33 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Hummingbirds galore
9/15/17 7:13 pm Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...> [nysbirds-l] Brookville Nighthawks (today)
9/15/17 5:36 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Fri. 15-Sep-2017 (Western Kingbird)
9/15/17 5:18 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Possible injured Gannett
9/15/17 4:47 pm <redknot...> [nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch Frank Melville Park - Setauket
9/15/17 2:20 pm Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...> [nysbirds-l] NYSOA Conference in Niagara Falls Nov. 10-12
9/15/17 2:14 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Western Kingbird
9/15/17 1:07 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., Sep. 15, 2017 - 13 Species of Wood Warblers, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo
9/15/17 8:03 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 9/11-12-13-14 (Monday-Thursday) - migrants & notes
9/15/17 7:29 am <redknot...> [nysbirds-l] "Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch" - Setauket, NY
9/15/17 6:32 am Heather Wolf <heather.wolf...> [nysbirds-l] Apparent Connecticut Warbler, Brooklyn Bridge Park
9/14/17 8:59 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Go east, young man, go east !
9/14/17 4:12 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 14 Sep 2017
9/14/17 7:51 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Summary of September 9th Knox-Marcellus / Puddler's Marsh Montezuma Dike Walk
9/14/17 6:24 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Heckscher stpk
9/14/17 6:04 am Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...> [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach West End (this morning)
9/13/17 6:10 pm <redknot...> [nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch Frank Melville Park - Setauket
9/13/17 5:30 pm Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park highlights, Tuesday, 9/12/2017
9/13/17 9:25 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Franklin's Gull + Baird's Sandpiper - Staten Island
9/12/17 10:21 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Tue. 12-Sep-2017
9/12/17 10:19 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Go west young man, go west !
9/12/17 4:53 pm GQ <glennq...> [nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawks, Hauppauge (Suffolk)
9/12/17 2:53 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
9/12/17 4:24 am Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> [nysbirds-l] BBC Evening Presentation Sept 19th 7PM
9/11/17 7:17 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Mon. 11-Sep-2017
9/11/17 3:31 pm Juan Salas <juansalasprieto1971...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Ruff @ JBWR East Pond
9/11/17 3:23 pm Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Ruff @ JBWR East Pond
9/11/17 3:19 pm Juan Salas <juansalasprieto1971...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Ruff @ JBWR East Pond
9/11/17 3:14 pm John Gluth <jgluth...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Ruff @ JBWR East Pond
9/11/17 2:25 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Ruff @ JBWR East Pond
9/11/17 12:55 pm Dale Dancis <ddancis...> [nysbirds-l] Staten Island/Baird's sandpiper continues
9/11/17 12:28 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. Sept. 11, 2017 - Savannah & Lincoln's Sparrows, R-c-Kinglet, 14 species of Wood Warblers
9/11/17 9:04 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper - Staten Island
9/11/17 8:10 am Richard Fried <rfried...> [nysbirds-l] Tomorrow's Linnaean Society of NY Program, Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
9/11/17 7:29 am Rob Jett <citybirder...> [nysbirds-l] Lark & Clay-colored Sparrows in Green-Wood Cemetery continues
9/11/17 5:47 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] East Pond Report 9-10-17
9/11/17 4:07 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Manhattan, NYC 9/9 & 9/10 - much migration
9/10/17 9:01 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] 2 successful walks, each done by 2 different people with different styles...and goals !
9/10/17 7:17 pm <redknot...> [nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch
9/10/17 5:24 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., Sep. 10, 2017 - 15 Species of Wood Warblers, E. Phoebe, Green-winged Teal
9/10/17 1:33 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Western kingbird retraction
9/10/17 11:18 am Rob Jett <citybirder...> [nysbirds-l] Lark & Clay-colored Sparrows in Green-Wood Cemetery
9/10/17 11:10 am kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Western kingbird at jones now
9/10/17 9:48 am kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Nighthawk at jones beach dunes...
9/10/17 6:51 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Red headed woodpecker oakland lake
9/10/17 6:36 am matthieu.benoit76 <matthieu.benoit76...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay park: whimbrels, summer tanager & many song birds
9/10/17 6:34 am matthieu.benoit76 <matthieu.benoit76...> [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay park: whimbrels, summer tanager & many song birds
9/10/17 4:52 am Timothy Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird, Jones Beach
9/10/17 4:42 am Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Rockefeller State Park Preserve (Westchester County)
9/9/17 6:10 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
9/9/17 5:52 pm Michael Zito <michaelzito...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Sands Point Preserve (Nassau): 16 warbler species inc. Connecticut
9/9/17 3:37 pm GQ <glennq...> [nysbirds-l] Sands Point Preserve (Nassau): 16 warbler species inc. Connecticut
9/9/17 3:10 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., Sept.9, 2017 - 15 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Palm Warbler (Western), Scarlet Tanager, & more
9/9/17 2:29 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Ovenbird at Hempstead lake
9/9/17 2:21 pm Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper at Miller Field, Staten Island
9/9/17 1:56 pm Anthony Collerton <icollerton...> [nysbirds-l] Avocet at Cupsogue
9/9/17 9:27 am Michael Yuan <mjyuan...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Avocet north end east pond
9/9/17 7:26 am Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...> [nysbirds-l] Connecticut warbler at Alley Pond Park
9/9/17 7:07 am Timothy Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] UPDATE: Morning flight at Robert Moses - WEKI, LASP, DICK, RHWO, warblers galore
9/9/17 7:04 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Fri. 8-Sep-2017
9/9/17 6:12 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Avocet north end east pond
9/9/17 5:52 am Jeffrey Ritter <jritt...> [nysbirds-l] Alley Pond Park, Queens -Golden-winged Warbler
9/9/17 4:59 am Timothy Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Morning flight at Robert Moses
9/9/17 4:32 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] CT Warbler, etc. Central Park, NYC 9/8 - Friday
9/9/17 4:28 am matthieu.benoit76 <matthieu.benoit76...> [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel, Pelham Bay Park
9/8/17 10:42 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 8 September 2017
9/8/17 5:20 pm <redknot...> [nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch
9/8/17 12:53 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., Sep. 8, 2107 - 16 species of Warblers incl. Cape May & Tennessee, & Flycatchers
9/8/17 6:52 am Brent Bomkamp <bbomkamp...> [nysbirds-l] Connecticut Warbler - Uplands Farm Preserve (Suffolk Co.)
9/8/17 6:40 am Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger...> [nysbirds-l] American Avocet, Jamaica Bay
9/8/17 5:15 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: Baird's Sandpiper, Jamaica Bay WR
9/8/17 4:10 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Montezuma Shorebird Walk at Knox-Marcellus+Puddler's Marshes Saturday September 9th 7 am
9/7/17 9:47 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Smith Point Park, Mastic, Suffolk Co.
9/7/17 5:48 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Thu. 7-Sep-2017
9/7/17 5:23 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 9/5-6-7
9/7/17 4:56 pm <redknot...> [nysbirds-l] Nighthawks at Stone Bridge - Frank Melville Park
9/7/17 4:13 pm Rich Perkins / TAM <rich...> [nysbirds-l] Nighthawks
9/7/17 10:49 am Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870...> [nysbirds-l] Cen. Pk. birds
9/7/17 10:47 am Jonathan Stocker <jonathanlstocker...> [nysbirds-l] Stilt Sandpiper, Timber Point
9/7/17 10:19 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Sept 7 - Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx - Bald Eagle, Purple Martin, Tree Swallows, etc.
9/6/17 3:34 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Rockland County (NYS eBird Hotspots)
9/6/17 11:35 am Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...> [nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird field 3 robert moses
9/6/17 7:06 am Eileen Schwinn <beachmed...> [nysbirds-l] LB Dowitchers, Babylon - yes
9/5/17 7:01 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Struck-out on shorebirds, but scored on raptors !
9/5/17 5:04 pm <redknot...> [nysbirds-l] Nighthawk Watch on the stone bridge at Frank Melville Park
9/5/17 3:46 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] At least 10 royal terns at short beach jones beach
9/5/17 3:43 pm Eileen Schwinn <beachmed...> [nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawks - Baiting Hollow, Suffolk
9/5/17 1:42 pm Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern, again, on Great Gull Island, Long Island Sound
9/5/17 9:07 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
9/5/17 8:25 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] 2 Clay colored sparrows at Robert Moses.
9/5/17 7:06 am Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...> [nysbirds-l] Golden-winged warbler
9/5/17 6:44 am <suefeustel...> [nysbirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)
9/5/17 6:02 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 9/1-4
9/4/17 9:23 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Essex County (NYS eBird Hotspots)
9/4/17 5:30 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon., Sep 4, 2017 - Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 15 Species of Wood Warblers, Flycatchers
9/4/17 5:15 pm <redknot...> [nysbirds-l] Nighthawk Watch at Frank Melville Park - Stone Bridge
9/4/17 3:31 pm Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern on Great Gull Island - No
9/4/17 1:19 pm William Hollweg <gewlloh...> [nysbirds-l] Nighthawks
9/4/17 9:45 am robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Day late news - my bad ! No shorebirds, with Peregrines, Turkey Vultures and good company instead...even had 2 "lifers" !
9/4/17 9:20 am Scott Gilbert <scottgilbert02...> [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel - Robert Moses SP
9/4/17 7:16 am Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Connecticut Warbler Prospect Park
9/4/17 7:10 am Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> [nysbirds-l] Connecticut Warbler Prospect Park
9/4/17 4:46 am Menachem Goldstein <goldsteinm95...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit Jamaica Bay East Pond
9/3/17 6:47 pm Joseph Wallace <joew701...> [nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawk, Westchester County
9/3/17 5:07 pm <redknot...> [nysbirds-l] Nighthawk Watch at Frank Melville Stone Bridge-Setauket
9/3/17 4:12 pm Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...> [nysbirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit Jamaica Bay East Pond
9/3/17 1:49 pm Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island
9/3/17 12:25 pm Michael Schrimpf <michael.schrimpf...> [nysbirds-l] Atlantic Ocean Recreational Use Survey
9/3/17 12:18 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., Sep. 3, 2017 - Olive-sided Flycatcher & 11 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Bay-breasted
9/3/17 11:23 am Timothy Healy <tph56...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Riverhead Shorebirds: Hulse Landing and Doctor's Path, update
9/3/17 10:26 am GQ <glennq...> [nysbirds-l] Heckscher SP shorebirds
9/3/17 9:52 am Timothy Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Riverhead Shorebirds: Hulse Landing and Doctor's Path
9/3/17 2:41 am Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...> [nysbirds-l] Friday Morning Flight in Brooklyn & Suffolk
9/2/17 9:02 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] 1st and 10 in Riverhead
9/2/17 6:21 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] American Golden-Plover William Hill Park Susquehanna River Johnson City NY Broome Co. Today
9/2/17 5:44 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. Sept. 2, 2017 - 16 Species of Wood Warblers, Olive-sided Flycatcher
9/2/17 5:36 pm Alan Drogin <drogin...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park Nightjar
9/2/17 4:03 pm Joseph Wallace <joew701...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper, Westchester County
9/2/17 3:45 pm Joseph Wallace <joew701...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper, Westchester County
9/2/17 3:45 pm Robert Lewis <rfermat...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper, Westchester County
9/2/17 3:37 pm Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern on Great Gull Island, Suffolk County
9/2/17 1:47 pm Rick <rcech...> [nysbirds-l] Further Warning - Central Park
9/2/17 1:29 pm Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper, Westchester County
9/2/17 12:26 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Hudsonian Godwits @ East Pond JBWR Queens Co.
9/2/17 11:57 am Joseph Wallace <joew701...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper, Westchester County
9/2/17 9:47 am Joseph Wallace <joew701...> [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper, Westchester County
9/2/17 8:35 am Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Orchard Beach Whimbrels-no
9/2/17 8:24 am Mike Scheibel <mscheibel49...> [nysbirds-l] Hulse Landing Rd, Wading River
9/2/17 6:47 am Mike Scheibel <mscheibel49...> [nysbirds-l] No phalarope-Southold
9/1/17 11:24 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 01 September 2017
9/1/17 5:21 pm Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [NFBirds Report 3105] Excitement on the North Fork
9/1/17 5:04 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] JBWR East Pond Report
9/1/17 3:54 pm Cindy Goldman <cindyg91...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Nighthawk
9/1/17 3:20 pm Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> [nysbirds-l] Red-necked Phalaropes North Fork LI
9/1/17 1:50 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., Sep. 1, 2017 19 Warbler spp. incl Nashville, Tennessee, & FOS Orange-crowned & Yellow-rumped
9/1/17 11:47 am Michael Zito <michaelzito...> [nysbirds-l] HLSP Warning
9/1/17 11:14 am Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...> [nysbirds-l] Red-Necked Phalaropes 2
9/1/17 11:07 am Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...> [nysbirds-l] Red-Necked Phalarropes
9/1/17 10:42 am Steve Walter <swalter15...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Nighthawk
9/1/17 10:33 am Seth Ausubel <birdherpbug...> [nysbirds-l] Red-necked Phalaropes in Southold
9/1/17 10:10 am Cindy Goldman <cindyg91...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Nighthawk
9/1/17 9:50 am Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Activity at Big John's Pond Jamaica Bay
9/1/17 9:36 am Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...> [nysbirds-l] Activity at Big John's Pond Jamaica Bay
9/1/17 8:17 am Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Nighthawk
9/1/17 4:43 am Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger...> [nysbirds-l] Buff-breasted in Queens
8/31/17 7:08 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Sep/'17)
8/31/17 5:57 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
8/31/17 5:13 pm Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger...> [nysbirds-l] Fort Drum birds
8/31/17 4:52 pm Joseph Fell <jfell2000...> [nysbirds-l] Loggerhead Shrike - Times Beach - Buffalo
8/31/17 4:16 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue Flats 8/31
8/31/17 4:12 pm Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...> [nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawks JB West End
8/31/17 2:19 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] 3 royal terns,short beach on sandbar
8/31/17 1:52 pm ebe6580017 <ebe6580017...> [nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit at West End 2 (nassau Co.)
8/31/17 1:27 pm d Futuyma <dfutuyma...> [nysbirds-l] Golden Plovers Tiverhead and west
8/31/17 10:16 am Ken Feustel <feustel...> [nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit at West End, Jones Beach State Park (Nassau Co.)
8/31/17 9:00 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Marbled godwit cupsogue mussel shoal
8/31/17 4:02 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Montezuma Shorebird Walk at Knox-Marcellus+Puddler's Marshes Saturday September 2nd 7 am
8/30/17 9:14 pm Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [nysbirds-l] For much of NY State, early goose hunting season opens Sept. 1st.
8/30/17 8:11 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Trolling for Shorebirds
8/30/17 7:14 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] American Golden Plover in riverhead
8/30/17 5:48 pm <redknot...> [nysbirds-l] Frank Melville Park Nighthawk Watch - August 30th
8/30/17 9:28 am Taylor Sturm <tjsturm...> [nysbirds-l] Lesser Yellowlegs Flight - Robert Moses SP (Suffolk)
8/30/17 7:10 am Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...> [nysbirds-l] Hud Godwit possibly Jones.
8/30/17 5:19 am matthieu.benoit76 <matthieu.benoit76...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrels at Orchard Beach Puddle
8/29/17 8:05 pm Arie Gilbert <ArieGilbert...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Godwit at jones ponds
8/29/17 3:11 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Pelham Bay Park--Orchard Beach parking lot
8/29/17 1:09 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, N.Y.C. 8/26-27-28 (& some other notes)
8/29/17 1:06 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Godwit at jones ponds
8/29/17 11:21 am Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Red & White-winged Crossbills/Sandhill Cranes/Boreal Chickadees/Black-backed Woodpecker & more
8/29/17 9:46 am John Gluth <jgluth...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Whimbrels at Orchard Beach Puddle
8/29/17 9:45 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Red necked phalarope Jones Beach
8/29/17 6:25 am <suefeustel...> [nysbirds-l] Buffies & Am. Golden Plover on Doctor's Path, Riverhead (Suffolk Co.) Now
8/29/17 6:01 am Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Whimbrels at Orchard Beach Puddle
8/28/17 8:50 pm Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] August 26th/27th Overnight pelagic results!
8/28/17 8:20 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Giving it a shot...and ending on a high !
8/28/17 2:10 pm Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> [nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake SP, Nassau Co. Yellow Throated Vireos
8/28/17 12:54 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon., Aug. 28, 2017 - Blackpoll (FOS), Worm-eating & 10 other Species of Wood Warblers
8/28/17 12:26 pm Kathryn Schneider <fallline...> [nysbirds-l] NYSOA shorebird Field Trip to Montezuma
8/28/17 8:32 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
8/28/17 6:55 am <redknot...> [nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawks at Frank Melville Park in Setauket
8/27/17 7:38 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Swindler Cove Park & Sherman Creek: Sun. 27-Aug-2017
8/27/17 5:05 pm Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay East Pond today
8/27/17 3:15 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., Aug. 27, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers
8/27/17 3:07 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park 8-27
8/27/17 2:32 pm Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Possible Baird's at Jamaica Bay East Pond
8/27/17 12:40 pm Dale Dancis <ddancis...> [nysbirds-l] Staten Island-buff breasted sandpipers
8/27/17 11:42 am Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Possible Baird's at Jamaica Bay East Pond
8/27/17 10:27 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Shorebirds Broome County- STILT and BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS
8/27/17 10:20 am Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger...> [nysbirds-l] Wilson Hill Northern Wheatear not seen this morning
8/27/17 9:54 am Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> [nysbirds-l] Possible Baird's at Jamaica Bay East Pond
8/27/17 6:54 am Eileen Schwinn <beachmed...> [nysbirds-l] Buff-Breasted SP and Baird's SP- Riverhead Yes
8/27/17 4:47 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Buff-breasted Sandpipers - Staten Island
8/26/17 6:49 pm Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger...> [nysbirds-l] Northern Wheatear at Wilson Hill WMA
8/26/17 5:41 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Manhattan, NYC & a few other places, 8/23-25
8/26/17 5:39 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Locations (19-Aug-'17)
8/26/17 5:29 pm Ken Feustel <feustel...> [nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawks at Heckscher State Park (Suffolk Co.)
8/26/17 3:57 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., Aug. 26, 2017-Olive-sided & Yellow-Bellied Flycatchers, Black-billed Cuckoo, Northern Parula
8/26/17 2:10 pm Carole Griffiths <Carole.Griffiths...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Riverhead grasspipers
8/26/17 1:20 pm John Gluth <jgluth...> [nysbirds-l] Riverhead grasspipers
8/26/17 11:09 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Upland Sandpiper & Buff-Breasted Sandpiper (Staten Island)
8/26/17 7:34 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Vesper Sparrow - Freshkills Landfill (Staten Island)
8/26/17 7:34 am Anthony Collerton <icollerton...> [nysbirds-l] Reeve at Cupsogue
8/26/17 7:11 am Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...> [nysbirds-l] White-winged Dove
8/26/17 5:34 am Anthony Collerton <icollerton...> [nysbirds-l] Grasspipers on Doctor's Path,Riverhead
8/25/17 8:55 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 25 August 2017
8/25/17 6:46 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., Aug. 25, 2017 - 11 species of Wood Warblers incl. Mourning Warbler, plus Lawrence's Warbler
8/25/17 3:49 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Red-necked Phalaropes Orchard Beach Bronx NY
8/25/17 3:44 pm matthieu.benoit76 <matthieu.benoit76...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Red-necked Phalaropes Orchard Beach Bronx NY
8/25/17 3:07 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Red-necked Phalaropes Orchard Beach Bronx NY
8/25/17 1:57 pm Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Aug27/28 pelagic moving up a day! Spots open!
8/25/17 10:36 am Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...> [nysbirds-l] Lawrence's warbler in Central Park, NYC
8/25/17 10:23 am Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Coney Island Creek Park Morning Flight/Kings County
8/25/17 9:02 am Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach West End Lark Sparrow continues
8/25/17 7:02 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx - Western Sandpiper & other shorebirds
8/25/17 5:44 am Brendan Fogarty <birderbf...> [nysbirds-l] Common Shelduck, Chazy River - 8/22 (Clinton Co.)
8/25/17 4:47 am Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Identify Bird of Prey...
8/24/17 10:13 pm Martin P. Pohl <mpp...> [nysbirds-l] Identify Bird of Prey...
8/24/17 6:45 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx - Western Sandpiper continues
8/24/17 5:56 pm Mike McBrien <mcb3mb...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Migrants at Robert Moses SP, Suffolk Co.
8/24/17 4:56 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 24 Aug 2017
8/24/17 4:04 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
8/24/17 2:50 pm d Futuyma <dfutuyma...> [nysbirds-l] Buff-breasted and Baird's Riverhead
8/24/17 2:45 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Black Vultures in Scarsdale again
8/24/17 2:20 pm Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Migrants at Robert Moses SP, Suffolk Co.
8/24/17 1:36 pm Joel Strong <joelstrong78...> [nysbirds-l] Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Wilson's Phalaropes in Niagara County
8/24/17 1:27 pm gabriel willow <gabrielwillow...> [nysbirds-l] Five shorebird species, GW Teal on Governors Island
8/24/17 1:25 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Lark Sparrow continues @ Jones Beach WE2
8/24/17 6:56 am <mscheibel49...> [nysbirds-l] Lark Sparrow @JBSP WE2 SE corner of Parking Lot
8/24/17 6:20 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Migrants at Robert Moses SP, Suffolk Co.
8/23/17 4:07 pm Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Lark sparrow jones beach YES
8/23/17 1:49 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] East Pond report 8-23
8/23/17 12:53 pm Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> [nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake SP, Nassau Co
8/23/17 11:17 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> RE:[nysbirds-l] Seems like posting is dying - Lark Sparrow (Nassau) and White Ibis (Saratoga)
8/23/17 11:12 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Seems like posting is dying - Lark Sparrow (Nassau) and White Ibis (Saratoga)
8/23/17 11:06 am Pat Palladino <dino1277...> [nysbirds-l] Seems like posting is dying - Lark Sparrow (Nassau) and White Ibis (Saratoga)
8/22/17 6:50 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue Highlights 8-22
 
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Date: 9/21/17 7:03 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Thu. 21-Sep-2017
*NY County Highlights (Fall season): *

Forster's Tern, Black-billed Cuckoo, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler,
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Savannah Sparrow (3), Scarlet Tanager,
Rose-breasted Grosbeak & Brown-headed Cowbird (19).

Species #181 added to eBird's Governors Island list - *Black-billed Cuckoo*.

*1st hour*: *20 spp.*; *2nd*: *+11*; *3rd*: *+7*; *4th*: *+4*; *5th*: *+3*;
*6th*: +*1 taxa*; *7-8th*: +0 = *45 spp. & 1 taxa*

Full checklist & images: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39320113
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Date: 9/21/17 6:50 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC Sept. 19-20-21
A thank-you to those among New York’s many 'first-responders', and a lot of other good people as well, who are voluntarily making time to go to the Caribbean islands so terribly affected by the latest mega-storm, & the preceding one as well… And, for the many more who are sending what they can on, to those in need. On Puerto Rico (a U.S. territory), and in so many other places, that help is dearly needed, and deeply appreciated. Additionally to any who may be helping in any way they can with the people of Mexico who are dealing with a major earthquake’s aftermath in the heart of that nation. We in NY share a lot in that so many here have deep connection with these regions and nations, and of course as a part of our nation with Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands. All of these affected places and peoples are close to us, with so many citizens right here having direct ties to the Caribbean and central-American region. The small island of Dominica which received the full fury of storm “Maria” is also among the devastated, & that island is among those with fully endemic species (found nowhere else on planet Earth - as is also true of many, if not most, Caribbean islands of any size.) Unique birds are among these endemic species. We still don’t know what course “Maria”, a very powerful storm, could end up on as it eventually moves north; we in NY were very fortunate in not taking a direct hit at high strength from still-active (but downgraded storm) “Jose”. It is a time to revitalize all of the efforts to contain human-influenced climate-change. It will be this generation, above all, who make choices that determine the life of planet Earth's foreseeable future.
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Central Park, & other parks in shorter visits, in Manhattan, N.Y. City
Tuesday, Wednesday and (esp.) Thursday, 19 - 20 - 21 September, 2017

Potentially* first-of-season-in-Central (or Manhattan) species by Thursday were: Pied-billed Grebe, Ruddy Duck, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco. (*However, the appellation First Of Season, or FOS, FOY for Year, etc. in a hyper-birded place such as Central Park, or even all Manhattan, is a bit ‘precious', as there will often, if not almost-always, be an observation that pre-datesnthe one[s] being promoted as a “1st-of.” In the case of genuinely rare species, which, guess what, are - genuinely rare! - there may be a better chance to delineate a true first-of (the day, the hour, the second, or maybe, of a season or a year); thus it also is understood that most “FOS” really refer to that obs. or reporter’s or group’s 1st-of-anything, which is of note for them, & possibly, for a wider audience as well.

A Virginia Rail was found Thursday (9/21) in Bryant Park (midtown Manhattan south of 42nd Street), and in uncertain condition, was taken directly to the Wild Bird Fund, Manhattan for a rehab./check, brought there by the executive director of NY City Audubon (NYCAS), hopefully a bird which can be released into a much safer space, for a wetlands-requiring rail. The rail was photographed & e-Birded in a report as well. Staff at Bryant Park were on-the-ball also, with the initial discovery at the edge of this extremely busy & packed-with human activities urban park.

(Missing from the last report on Central Park migrants was that of White-crowned Sparrow, seen Monday Sept. 18th, at the north end of the park; in addition there were multiple White-throated Sparrows in more than a few locations in the park by then; and thru the next 3 days, White-throated Sparrows became more evident, in multiple areas of the park.)

Tues., 9/19 - the numbers were better than they at first seemed would be, esp. for warbler variety. In areas that included modest patches of activity in the north end, the far SE end, and esp. the west side in the upper 60’s - 70’s, and all of the 80’s streets, to at least W. 86th street’s “latitude” (Central is a long rectangle, with the long axis roughly south / north, and very roughly divided in two portions by the large reservoir body of water that nearly takes up all its width, in the central part of the park, even if centered a bit more to the park’s north than the south end) - there were good numbers & rather good variety for the date, of warblers & of some other kinds of migrants. It also was good in part relative to expectations, since my own expectations were pretty low as the day dawned, for Central Park & for fresh migration there. Some of the birds were assuredly ones that had been there, but some seemed freshly-arrived, indicated by both behavior in the early morning, & by ratios of adults, sexes, & make-up of species-variety & numbers. A slightly late Worm-eating Warbler was present at the Gill, in the Ramble quite late in the day. At least 17 additional species of warblers were still to be found, & some again in fair numbers: N. Parula, American Redstart, Ovenbird, & Common Yellowthroat. Also in moderate no’s. were Pine & Palm Warblers (the latter of both “yellow” & “western” forms) as well as Black-throated Blue Warbler.

Wed., 9/20 - At least 2 Connecticut Warblers made appearances in the park, from reports, one at the northwest sector of the park, the other in the southeastern. Specifically, on the Great Hill, & in the Hallett Sanctuary, respectively. Each was presumed a young (first-year) bird, & possibly, each also female. Overall, it seemed that fewer of almost all migrants were to be found in Central on Wed., however there was still moderate diversity & rather small numbers of individuals, for most migrant species.

Thursday, 9/21 - An entirely new arrival & set of migrants for this overnight, after winds returned to more gentle speed, and became more northerly, rather than with an easterly component. A fairly strong morning flight was evident; in a number of species & species-groups such as: Chimney Swift, Yellow-shafted Flicker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Eastern Phoebe, Blue-headed Vireo, Swainson’s Thrush, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Cedar Waxwings, & various warblers, possibly led by Palm (mainly of the “yellow”/“eastern” form), as well as Pine, Yellow-rumped (modest no’s., of the Myrtle form, of course), Northern Parula, Black-throated Green, and Common Yellowthroat; Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, & above all, members of the sparrow tribe: Eastern Towhee, & at least 9 additional, with obvious fresh no’s. of White-throated Sparrow, & also: Chipping, Field, Savannah, Song (mainly just local-breeders of the latter), Swamp, White-crowned, a report of Clay-colored at Falconer Hill area, & White-crowned, plus Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco, the latter in the mulltiple (though not too many, yet); additionally, Baltimore Oriole as well as (a few) Bobolink in flight, Red-winged Blackbird, Rusty Blackbird, and Brown-headed Cowbird, & rounding off the passerines, a Purple Finch, with modest no’s. of American Goldfinch.

I made a quick run ‘downtown’ for a look around City Hall Park, lower Manhattan, & a couple of adjacent sites, but found them very quiet for migrants this Thursday noon; also, a stop at busy Bryant Park, at 42nd Street & mid-Manhattan was fairly slow, bird-wise, although a few sparrows, including at least one Lincoln’s, & several White-throated, were there in addition to a bare minimum of a couple Common Yellowthroats, & an Ovenbird. These were rapid visits, though, & I was back into Central Park’s s. end & other areas, less than 90 minutes after having left the downtown parts of Manhattan island.

the bird list below is mainly from just Thursday! (it may also be noted, this is not at all ‘exceptional’, it is a fairly standard arrival of expected migrants, after a night conducive again to migration, locally. Very few of the species found, or numbers of, are unusual in the slightest. That is, a normal migration on or about just this date. It was a bigger push than for the last few weeks drop-in, at Central Park; also a fair number of these birds may stay a while, & be supplemented in the next several days by additional migration, on very favorable conditions.) Total of 10 hours in Central, plus 1 in down- & mid-town areas of Manhattan by me. Many other observers also all around Central & as is typical, esp. in The Ramble & its vicinity. [N.B.. the warbler diversity was still quite good into and esp. on Thursday - 25 species of warblers were seen in the 3-day period (9/19-20-21), with only Mourning being in question, or simply not seen by me at all, but reported w/details.

Tues., Wed. & (esp.) Thursday, Sept. 19, 20, 21st (mainly Central Pk.)

Common Loon (single fly-overs noted on Wed. & Thurs., by 7:30 a.m.)
Pied-billed Grebe (reservoir, Thursday 9/21, in n. sector)
Double-crested Cormorant (daily, esp. evident at reservoir)
Great Blue Heron (2 fly-overs, Thursday, n. end)
Great Egret (several fly-overs, n. end, & 1 ongoing at The Pool, daily)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (early mornings at reservoir, & lake)
Canada Goose
Wood Duck (2 drakes, 1 hen)
Gadwall (multiple locations)
American Black Duck (few)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (few at Meer & Reservoir, daily)
Green-winged Teal (female or young male, reservoir, Thurs.)
Ruddy Duck (single forlorn & not-great-looking, Meer, Thurs.)
Osprey (few, daily)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (few, including 1 or more hunting in park)
Red-tailed Hawk (city-resident locals)
American Kestrel (mainly locals likely seen, though now a peak in migrators)
Merlin (several sightings, incl. one hunting in park’s s. sections)
Peregrine Falcon (city-resident local seen)
Solitary Sandpiper (Tues. 9/19, reservoir)
Spotted Sandpiper (Tues, Wed., reservoir - looked for & not seen on Thurs.)
Laughing Gull (few, daily at reservoir; at least 3 adults w/hoods present Thurs., reservoir dike)
Ring-billed Gull (many, daily at esp. reservoir)
[American] Herring Gull (common, esp. at reservoir)
Great Black-backed Gull (common mainly at reservoir)
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (to Thursday, in north woods, a.m.)
Chimney Swift (modest flight of 40++, Thursday)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (daily, multiple locations, & a few seen migrating Thursday)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (8+ seen in 1/2 hour of first-light, Thursday; & some others also)
Downy Woodpecker (residents)
Yellow-shafted Flicker (150+++, Thursday morning flight, this likely a severe UNDERcount)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (few, but present into Thursday)
Empidonax [genus] Flycatcher (one I thought to be a Least, not vocal when seen, Hallett S.)
Eastern Phoebe (fair arrival of more, 15+++ in a.m. Thursday, ongoing as well in small no’s.)
Great Crested Flycatcher (several to Thursday, N. end & Ramble areas)
Eastern Kingbird (1, early Thursday, in southwest-bound flight, modestly late now)
Blue-headed Vireo (small numbers early, then not seen in rest of day in areas I was looking - Thurs.)
Yellow-throated Vireo (n. end, to Thursday)
Warbling Vireo (few, but more than 5, thru Thursday)
Philadelphia Vireo (1, w. side of Great Hill, Thursday, early)
Red-eyed Vireo (multiple, 40++ on Thursday morning)
Blue Jay (daily, fairly common)
American Crow (daily)
Barn Swallow (few, fly-overs)
Tufted Titmouse (few)
White-breasted Nuthatch (daily)
Carolina Wren (several locations)
House Wren (25++, on Thursday)
Winter Wren (few, into Thursday)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (at least 3 in n. end, others also reported, all Thursday)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (50+, Thursday)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (1, north woods, Thursday)
Veery (1 definitively on Thursday, getting a bit late)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (several of this type, and my assumption is, this species)
Bicknell's Thrush (potentially also in the mix w/some of the gray-cheeked types now coming through)
Swainson's Thrush (150+++, a good flight of these, found in every area in Central Park, esp. obvious where many fruits available)
Hermit Thrush (at least 1 definitively, and maybe a few others suspected but not seen thoroughly enough nor heard calling)
Wood Thrush (at least 5, north woods to s. end, on Thursday)
American Robin (common)
Gray Catbird (200+++, a nice fresh arrival flight for Thursday)
Northern Mockingbird (widespread)
Brown Thrasher (15+, a few in most areas of the park Thursday, with up to 3 or 4 at a time in some morning locations; also, one at City Hall Park, lower Manhattan, 11:30 a.m. Thursday)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (200+, many in modest or small flocks in a.m., & some still moving to early afternoon, headed or at least drifting south in the park)

Blue-winged Warbler (1, late-ish, north woods, Thursday; also a few reports of others in other areas in Central)
Tennessee Warbler (few, several locations, to Thursday)
Nashville Warbler (several locations Thursday)
Northern Parula (40+++, although already numerous, a definite additional push thru Thursday)
Yellow Warbler (2, n. end around the Meer, & The Pool, Thursday)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (multiple, to Thursday, but not very many)
Magnolia Warbler (25+, Thursday, including a small no. in early & very low flight, at north end)
Cape May Warbler (3, plus a couple of add’l. reports, Thursday)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (30+++, a good fresh arrival on Thursday, incl. multiple adult males)
Yellow-rumped [Myrtle] Warbler (possibly up to 30+ in flight & on the move, early-early Thursday, & a few later in n. end; not found later still in s. half of park - ?)
Black-throated Green Warbler (10+, incl. several adult males, Thursday)
Pine Warbler (6+ in nearly as many locations, incl. in Hallett Sanctuary)
Palm Warbler (60+++, including some in early movement, but still many dozens to late afternoon, many areas in park, most evident in the northern third Thurs.)
Bay-breasted Warbler (several, daily but more evident on Thursday, in at least 3 locations then)
Blackpoll Warbler (relatively few, but 5+ to Thursday)
Black-and-white Warbler (daily, but then 15+++ on Thursday)
American Redstart (now more scarce, but still 12+ Thursday, & poss. a few in early flight as well)
Worm-eating Warbler (1, a tad late, but not at all unprecedented now, in n. woods south of the Blockhouse, 8 a.m. Thursday)
Ovenbird (20+++ Thursday, also seen in City Hall Park and in Bryant Park in lower & midtown Manhattan- also on Thursday)
Northern Waterthrush (8++, with more than several also in flight, early Thursday at n. end; & mult. locations later in the day)
Connecticut Warbler (2 reported on Wed., 9/20, 1 of them in Hallett Sanctuary w/phone-photos shown to me, 1st-fall female)
Mourning Warbler (a few reports in scattered locations but I did not come up with in past 3 days, getting moderately late now)
Common Yellowthroat (60+++, but that may be too low, it seemed more widespread than even the many Palms on Thursday)
Hooded Warbler (several to at least Wed. & a few word-of-mouth reports for Thurs.)
Wilson's Warbler (2, n. end, to Thursday)
Canada Warbler (1, Hallett Sanctuary, Thursday)

Scarlet Tanager (15+++ Thursday, sometimes several in 1 location at once)
Eastern Towhee (still few, mostly males so far)
Chipping Sparrow (25++, as of Thursday)
Field Sparrow (Thursday)
Savannah Sparrow (cont. into Thursday)
Song Sparrow (still just breeding-locals around Central)
Lincoln's Sparrow (10++, a good fresh arrival, many loc’s. in Central, & also in Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan noon-hour, Thursday)
Swamp Sparrow (15+ as of Thursday)
White-throated Sparrow (100+++, by Thursday, w/some in nearly all corners of Central Park, also a few in City Hall Park, & Bryant Park)
White-crowned Sparrow (8+ by Thursday, esp. in north end areas, & mostly first-fall, but 1 or 2 adults also; also seen previously in n. end)
Dark-eyed Junco (small no’s. in n. end, & reported elsewhere, also in small no’s. - it is not early for a few in this area)
Northern Cardinal (common resident)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (40+, incl. a few adult males with rather bright plumage, but most not at all; in all parts of the park by Thursday)
Indigo Bunting (3 noted in n. end of park Thursday, not seen by me later in south 2/3 of the park)
Bobolink (multiple in early flight, Thursday, n. end, now getting a bit late)
Red-winged Blackbird (very modest no. on the move, at first light, also some scattered loc. later, Thursday)
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (small movement, early, and a few later in various areas Thursday)
Baltimore Oriole (12+ by Thursday, also present in small no’s. on earlier days, a few seen in early movement as well on Thurs.)
House Finch
American Goldfinch (slight increase on Thursday, but have been present thru this week)
House Sparrow (pestiferous & too-ubiquitous in Central & almost everywhere, in N.Y.C.)

Thanks to those birding ethically, quietly, and with genuine respect to the good of the migrant[s] -& all other- birds, & all wildlife,

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Date: 9/21/17 4:54 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RIIS and Breezy Point Report
I gambled again on coastal coverage today and it paid off. At RIIS Park, I had 9 ROYAL TERNS loafing on the beach before they were driven away by off leashed dogs. Exiting the parking lot, I heard the chipping of Sparrows and found a nice flock of 13 Savannah Sparrows along with many Common Yellowthroats and Palm Warblers.

Leaving RIIS, I opted to pass on Fort Tilden and headed for Breezy Point. It was quite different from yesterday with more birds active. 13 Sharp-shinned Hawks was an indication of a hawk flight of some sorts. Multiple Peregrine Falcons also noted with 11 Ospreys all heading west. 7 Merlins, 5 Cooper's Hawks and 3 Kestrels were also observed. Many Northern Flickers were also on the move and I suspect some became meals for migrating, hungry raptors.

At the tip, I had 3 ROYAL TERNS, all fly by. 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS - adult and juvenile. Both short staying due to off leashed dogs and the same issue with 2 adult CASPIAN TERNS who dropped in behind me but was not long after spooked. 15 Common Terns, 2 Forster's Terns and several Tern sp. too far offshore to ID, accounted for the Tern action.

479 Great Black-backed Gulls, 245 Herring Gulls, 27 Laughing and 7 Ring-billed Gulls rounded out the Gull numbers.

Land birds were again scarce but I banged out a few Warblers besides the multitude of Common Yellowthroats.

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Date: 9/21/17 2:04 pm
From: Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] FYI Jones Beach closed (update)
I received some responses regarding how long the beaches would remain
closed. I went back about an hour ago and they're open again. Crews have
been bringing new sand to the beach- I didn't see any notable birds but did
see some dolphins swimming along the shoreline.

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> all fields including west end are closed
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Date: 9/21/17 2:00 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] East Pond, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge update
Highlights of birding the north end of the East Pond at Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge this afternoon were Hudsonian Godwit found earlier by Pat
Lindsay, American Avocet, 3 Caspian Terns and other expected shorebirds.
Tom Burke & Gail Benson

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Date: 9/21/17 12:25 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Merlin attack
I just had a Merlin go after some Blue Jays in a spruce in my back neighbors yard.  It went after them in the tree and then flew straight at me and past my house heading west.  Pretty cool, never seen one that close.
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
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Date: 9/21/17 11:29 am
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Winter Finch Forecast 2017 - 2018 by Ron Pittaway
Hi Everyone,



Here is a link to Ron Pittaway's Winter Finch Forecast for 2017-2018:



http://www.jeaniron.ca/2017/wff17.htm



An exciting winter ahead! (Red and White-winged Crossbills nested in the
Adirondacks this summer, and Pine Siskins are moving in now. I'll post more
observations in a separate email message.)



Joan Collins

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Editor, New York Birders

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Date: 9/21/17 10:35 am
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Good Gulls Almighty !
After a late start yesterday (like this post - sorry !) my "gut" opted for
doing Smith Point Co. Pk., Mastic first, followed by a ride down Dune Rd.
from the Post La. Bridge, Quogue, to Shinnicock Inlet, Hampton Bays. I, of
course, was hoping for some windblown vagrants, which had decided to linger
awhile !

SPCP's ocean and picnic areas were almost birdless, but it's huge parking
lot, with its history of producing good birds, was not to be denied ! All
our 4 common gulls were in attendance, along with 3 Lesser Black-backed
Gulls, and a Iceland/Kumlien's Gull !

The LBBGs consisted of 1 juvenile, 1 adult non-breeding and another adult
in full breeding plumage.

The Iceland/Kumlien's Gull is, I believe, closest to a 3rd winter bird, and
proved to be the highlight of the day !

The trip along Dune Rd. did not provide anything memorable...oh well, I
can't get too greedy now !

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Date: 9/21/17 8:09 am
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit Jamaica Bay, Queens Co.
East Pond, north end, looking at it from the " beach" before Dead Mans Cove, feeding out by the gullage with some Stilt Sandpipers.

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Date: 9/20/17 7:37 pm
From: Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Parasitic Jaegar Staten Island
After having a possible jaegar fly by me (heading S-SW) at Cedar Grove Beach, I zoomed down to Oakwood Beach to see if I can re locate. Just found bird chasing Laughing Gulls off the beach looking towards the red lighthouse in the bay. It appeared to be an immature dark morph... believe I saw some batting on tail/back... I'm still scanning hopefully the bird re appears

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Date: 9/20/17 5:25 pm
From: Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] More on Gulls+
As a follow-up to Shai's post, it's worthy to note my findings from
yesterday (9-19-17) while car birding the south shore between
5:30-6:45 covering these locations respectively: RMSP (Fields 2 and
5), Captree SP (all lots) and JBWE lots. I tallied a total of 25
LBBG's at these locations, though none were found at Captree. 12 birds
were found at Moses and 13 were at JBWE. As the breakdown in
compliance to age specifics, these are the results:

HY (3)
SY (2)
TY (7)
4Y (5)
Adults (8)

7 of the adults were at Jones Beach. Even in fading dull light
conditions, these birds were as immaculate as I've ever seen for this
species, all appearing to be in high breeding plumage to the max. Very
impressive!

Of herring, GBBG and RBGulls: numbers added up to about 300 total.
Roughly 40% GBBG, 35% Herring and 25% RB Gull. Only 4 or 5 Laughing
Gulls were in any of these lots, but a good number of them were seen
moving east while heading north on the Meadowbrook Pkwy just past the
tolls along with about 15 Forster's Terns.

Other interesting sightings were 12 Killdeer hunkered down near the
entrance booth at JBWE and most interestingly, a Red-throated Loon was
struggling against the wind flying east on the bayside at Cedar Beach
as seen from Ocean Pkwy, giving the impression of it being almost
suspended in flight.

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Date: 9/20/17 3:07 pm
From: Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Parasitic Jaegar Staten Island
After having a possible jaegar fly by me (heading S-SW) at Cedar Grove Beach, I zoomed down to Oakwood Beach to see if I can re locate. Just found bird chasing Laughing Gulls off the beach looking towards the red lighthouse in the bay. It appeared to be an immature dark morph... believe I saw some batting on tail/back... I'm still scanning hopefully the bird re appears

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Date: 9/20/17 2:23 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Storm Birding - Nothing Crazy From Breezy Point
Nothing crazy to report from Breezy Point. Save for the breaches on the beach - in several places.

I spent a few hours this morning combing the beach and scanning the ocean. The highlights were 13-15 Dolphins frolicking around just off the tip.

279 Herring Gulls, 78 Great Black-backed Gulls, 14 Ring-billed Gulls and 27 Laughing Gulls were the only Gulls close enough to identify clearly with most loafing on the beach.

11 Common Terns and 5 Forster's Terns were the only Tern action. 550 Sanderlings, 13 Semipalmated Plovers, 15 Black-belied Plovers and 37 American Oystercatchers were the only shorebirds I noted on the beach.

Land birds were quite scarce. All in all a very non eventful morning at Breezy Point in Queens.

Earlier, a quick stop on the south end of the East Pond at Jamaica Bay resulted in the continuing Caspian Terns and a few shorebirds - all reported recently. No Avocet was seen from that end.

Cheers,


Land birds were all but scarce.

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Date: 9/20/17 2:18 pm
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Connecticut Warbler Kissena Park q co ny.

.found by Eric Miller earlier today
Staying faithful to this location behind the fence near the baci ball court.
Seen by m. Obs.
viewed from this location at 5.15pm on 09-20-2017
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Date: 9/20/17 11:34 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Storm-birding Update
As Jose churns away far offshore, the south shore of LI has experienced persistent favorable winds for seawatching, from southeasterly on Sunday evening, to easterly on Monday evening, to northeasterly Tuesday morning, and, most recently, to north-northeasterly this morning.

I've observed modest numbers of Cory's Shearwaters during each of my efforts, along with smaller numbers of Northern Gannets, several small flocks of Black Scoters, and a total of 5 Parasitic Jaegers (3 from Cupsogue on Sunday evening and 2 from Robert Moses SP this morning). The gannets and scoters have been moving e to w, whereas Common and Forster's Terns have been moving mostly w to e, and the COSH have been going in all directions. Other migrants have included small numbers of Merlins, Kestrels, Ospreys, a Whimbrel, and a Great Blue Heron flying e to w far offshore.

The most interesting highlight for me today--and I'm aware that I've probably never said this before--was a definite migratory flight from east to west of juvenile Herring Gulls. Probably associated with this were no fewer than 8 fresh juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gulls, along with one adult and one older immature. Notably, the ragged one- and two-year-old LBBGs that have been present here in numbers since May were not observed in this offshore flight, but instead were present (just two that I saw) as usual in the loafing flocks in the parking lots. There were also one-two juvenile and two near-adult LBBGs at RMSP yesterday, an adult at Cupsogue on Sunday, and a juvenile (my first of the year) at Heckscher SP on Saturday.

It is important to carefully note the age and behavior of these birds because their migration schedules vary by age class and, presumably, according to geographic origin. At this date it is possible, under favorable circumstances to distinguish five different age classes, as follows:

HY--fresh juveniles hatched this June
SY--ragged yearlings molting from first summer to second winter plumage
TY--ragged two-year-olds molting from second summer to third winter plumage
4Y--fourth calendar year birds molting from third summer to adult winter plumage (these can look very, very much like true adults)
adults--generally still in beautiful breeding plumage and with all adult-like flight feathers and coverts.

Right now we are witnessing the storm-influenced southbound migration of juveniles, adults, and near-adults--and possibly a diminution in the summer population of SYs.

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Date: 9/20/17 10:57 am
From: Joe T <jbirds268...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] [SINaturaList] Royal Terns
Still 180 royal terns here as of 1:55 pm

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Subject: [SINaturaList] Royal Terns
To: <NYSBIRDS-L...>, <SINaturaList...>
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11:20 AM


 









In addition to the Sooty Tern there were 241 Royal
Terns. Most roosting on the beach at the same time. This
should be a new state high count. Surely we're more
birds to be seen as there was a steady stream of them flying
in from the south.



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Date: 9/20/17 10:55 am
From: Glenn Quinn <glennq...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Smith Point CP (Suffolk)
Took a quick drive to Smith Point CP on my lunch hour today, from 1-1:30PM.
At least three Lesser-Black Backed Gulls on the beach.
Nothing much on the ocean except an Osprey fighting its way back to shore.
About 100 Sanderling on the beach in front of the observation tower.
Impressive surf.


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Date: 9/20/17 8:44 am
From: Cesar Castillo <czar3233...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Lesser black-backed @ Robert mosses
Two individuals seen, one in each of the parking fields I visited, numbers two and five. 

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Date: 9/20/17 8:20 am
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Royal Terns
In addition to the Sooty Tern there were 241 Royal Terns. Most roosting on the beach at the same time. This should be a new state high count. Surely we're more birds to be seen as there was a steady stream of them flying in from the south.

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Date: 9/20/17 7:19 am
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sooty Tern - Staten Island
Issac Grant and I just had a juvenile sooty tern flying towards the narrows
from midland beach on Staten Island-

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Date: 9/20/17 7:03 am
From: Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] FYI Jones Beach closed
all fields including west end are closed

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Date: 9/20/17 4:35 am
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] American Golden-Plover Brooklyn now
There is currently an adult American Golden-Plover on the beach at Coney
Island Creek Park, just west of the park proper, adjacent to (and north of)
the eastern edge of Sea Gate. It seems to now be fairly settled into the
wrack/debris line, and the tide is rising, so perhaps it will stay a while.

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Date: 9/20/17 3:22 am
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay East Pond, Queens County
Walking the East Pond on the tail end of high tide Tuesday morning was
productive. There are still some shorebirds around and ducks are building.

Highlights included:

American Avocet
Pectoral Sandpiper(2)
White-rumped Sandpiper (11)
Stilt Sandpiper(8)
Dunlin

There were hundreds of teal, the majority of which were Green-winged, but
with modest numbers of Blue-winged mixed in. Northern Shoveler numbers are
up as well with 225 seen from the Raunt south. A Caspian Tern rounded out
the highlights.

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Date: 9/20/17 12:56 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Locations (13-Sep-'17)
Thanks to @Team_eBird for their dedication keeping eBird.org running
smoothly and for the group of New York State hotspot moderators for working
on shared location suggestions.

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

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/NewHotspots
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/RenamedHotspots

The above links now appear on the home page (see below) on the 'Shared
Location Updates' line eliminating the need to refer back to this message:

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

The alphabetized page with all hotspots (5,882) has also been updated.
Links to both the New and Renamed pages appears on the 'Shared Location
Updates' line:

Alphabetical list of hotspots:
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If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
are the steps:

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
page
— You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
— Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
— Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button along
with the # of checklists you'll be merging
— Click on the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
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Date: 9/19/17 12:25 pm
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach terns
During most of the day, a group of terns has been feeding on the ocean or
resting on the beach at Field 6. Mostly Forster's with 7 Black Terns and a
banded Royal Tern. The middle of the beach is covered by water but is
allowing for close views of the terns from the parking lot.

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Date: 9/19/17 10:54 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 9/16-17-18 (w/storm-notes, etc.)
While somewhat-muted excitement can be found by birders able to access the waters off & ponds & land by & close to the Atlantic, Long Island Sound, &/or other "points east”, thanks to a close approach by the latest storm, “Jose”, to affect our region, a further worrisome storm (in terms of potential harms to humans & much flora & fauna, and all life), named “Maria”, is pushing into the eastern Caribbean, and had been strengthening as it was moving on to or near multiple islands there. In addition to the recent near-total human devastation on some islands of the Caribbean, we may have nearly lost (& hopefully, not lost entirely) an entire species, the Barbuda Warbler, an endemic found on its namesake island - only much time & future surveying will tell how that bird fared thru their known catastrophic damage to all human settlement, and to most of the life of that island. It is a very rough year already for such storms of the tropical-cyclone type, and the seasonal cycle is very far from natural completion. “Maria” has the potential to hit multiple islands that have not had any time yet to recover from the most recent devastation, some of those islands host multiple endemic bird species as well as numerous other resident & migratory birds. The human toll is one of the parts of the damages from these horrible storms.

We might all re-double our efforts to not bring any unnecessary stresses to the birds we are finding in our area, many of which are - those being seen right now - migrants which either winter (the majority of their annual life-cycles) in, or pass through some of the many areas being so seriously-affected by the storms this season. It is a good thing to realize what the entirety of our migrant birds’ lives include, not only the fairly brief times they pass through on biannual migrations, or even the few critical months that some take to breed in our forests, fields or wetlands (of those not doing so in taiga or tundra habitat); above all, neotropical-wintering migrants must have sound habitat to winter in, and that is the better part of any year for them. A modest or small number of species may be “fortunate” in ability to adapt somewhat to rapid changes in habitat or quality of habitat, but many, very many, likely do not. And there is no place else to go for some unique, endemic species (applicable to many living things, not just birds nor animals). For some, if their habitats go, they will be gone, not able to survive on this planet - extinguished forever. Please - give a thougt to this, and do nothing that might add the slightest stress to any migrants passing through.

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Followers of the Maine-Birds list (as I often am) will know that an uncommonly-lengthy stay by a FORK-tailed Flycatcher is continuing this Tuesday (9/19) & has been seen often over now 4 days, at Gilsland Farm, in Falmouth, on the s./mid-coast of Maine. (Also making appearances just offshore on Monhegan Island in Maine quite recently were a Say’s Phoebe, & a Painted Bunting.)

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Some migrants are present this Tuesday, Sept. 19th in Central Park, & interestingly these include a modest no. of species which are Caribbean-wintering, & including such species now a bit “late” such as Prairie Warbler; & also Blue-winged Warbler which is not a typical mid-fall migrant. Already at least 14 warbler spp. seen for Tues. in Central, with additions fairly likely. Additional reports for Tuesday and days ahead, yet to come. Also seen early Tuesday were several Common Nighthawks moving past the Great Lawn; while not at all unprecedented in daytime in Sept., their main migrations are typically a bit earlier. (As the season progresses, that species may show up in full daylight-hours a bit more than seen in the main periods of southbound movement.)

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Saturday-Sunday-Monday, 16th-17th-18th September, 2017
Central Park (and a few other sites in) Manhattan, N.Y. City -

Good migration on Friday & Saturday nights over all of the northeast was more in evidence as 'drop-in’ on Saturday in Central Park, a bit less so by Sunday, & far less by Monday, with many migrants having moved on by then. A modest surprise, no longer the shock it would have been just 20 years ago, was a young (prob. 2nd-year) Bald Eagle barely clearing some buildings on Central Park West, as it moved from east (thus over the park) to west, near W. 81 St., meaning it ‘chose' to overfly the American Museum of Natural History & its adjacent Margaret Mead Park, as it certainly continued on to the Hudson river a few short city blocks west: this was about 3 p.m. Monday.

Some of the birds still around by Monday were lingerers, possibly including a number not yet fattened-up properly for a major onward migration. This is somewhat typical of southbound migration, & there will be more stragglers seen (as there are logically, many more total-individual birds, with young-of-the-year added to all thec adult birds that are making return journeys south) as well as those which do not all depart en masse as a “cold” (or high-pressure) front comes in. But overall, as expected, vast numbers of migrants did move on through the past few days, with very few on succeeding days to replace the ‘departees’. Quite evident were the lack of Chimney Swift by Monday, as well as far-lower numbers of some flycatchers (Empidonax, in particular) while very modest numbers & variety in some later-season migrants began to grow a bit. Such species as Blue-headed Vireo & Pine Warbler, already having been present in Central & other NYC parks over a week or more, have just slightly increased; E. Phoebe another example of the same, shorter-distance sort of migrant. Still at least 21 Warbler species were present in the 3-day period, with (at least) 19 of them seen into Monday, 9/18. Overall numbers of many were diminished by then.

A shy warbler (which soon escaped viewing) photographed by Karen Fung on the Great Hill on Friday, 9/15 appeared (in my opinion, from the enlarged photos) to be a Connecticut, probably a 1st-year female. The next morning 9/16, an adult male Mourning Warbler was found in the same general area on the Great Hill, by Tom Perlman. The Connecticut was searched-for on Sat. but not definitively seen, & not photographed again. 2 drake Wood Ducks continued at The Pond in the SE part of Central Park.

Perhaps not lingering at all were 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers found in Central Park on Sun., 9/17, one an adult with full red ‘hood’, & a 1st-year bird totally lacking red; both moved past the Pinetum early Saturday, & despite searches made the following 2 days, including in areas where this species will sometimes remain (in winter, mainly) neither found (yet) again, but this is fairly typical of the earlier-“fall” appearances of the species in Central, it is later-season Red-headeds that may tend to “stick”, & sometimes set up in a territory for a winter & early spring.

Seen at Bryant Park (Manhattan) on Sat., 9/16 - 1 Swamp & 2 White-throated Sparrows, 2 Ovenbirds, 3 Common Yellowthroats, & 1 Blackpoll Warbler. Riverside Park (near the Hudson river, in Manhattan) has seemed quieter, but visits there have been almost all late in day[s]. A modest number of the most-common migrants have been noted, esp. in the 80’s-90’s to 108th Street sections of the park, away from the river, often closer to Riverside Drive.

Central Park, Sat. thru Mon. 9/16-17-18:

Double-crested Cormorant (regular at the reservoir, & flyovers)
Great Blue Heron (irregular locations & times, each day so far)
Great Egret (cont. at The Pond, thru Mon. 9/18, many obs.)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (irregular lately, but often at Pond)
Canada Goose
Wood Duck (3, including 2 drakes at The Pond)
Gadwall (up to 12 at Meer, & others elsewhere)
American Black Duck (few, Meer, Reservoir etc.)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (10 or more, Meer, Reservoir)
Osprey (fly-overs on each of past 3 days)
Bald Eagle (2nd-year, very low fly-over on 9/18)
Northern Harrier (fly-over, 9/17)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (several)
Cooper's Hawk (several)
Red-tailed Hawk (daily)
American Kestrel (daily)
Merlin (fly-over, 9/16)
Peregrine Falcon (uncommon local residents)
Solitary Sandpiper (reservoir, Sat. 9/16)
Spotted Sandpiper (several locations, to 9/18)
Laughing Gull (fewer, but regular at reservoir, mainly on the dike)
Ring-billed Gull (many gathered on dike at the reservoir)
[American] Herring Gull (also most numerous on reservoir)
Great Black-backed Gull (common at the reservoir)
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove (common)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (several ongoing in Ramble & n. end)
Common Nighthawk (3, 9/17)
Chimney Swift (very few still seen as of 9/18)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (fewer, ongoing into 9/18)
Red-headed Woodpecker (2 in quick succession, Sun. 9/17, adult & 1st-yr.)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (resident)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (a few noted, perhaps lingering)
Downy Woodpecker (resident)
Yellow-shafted Flicker (regular; not v. many now lingering)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (few remained after Sat., 9/16)
Empidonax [genus] Flycatcher (very few remained after 9/16)
Eastern Phoebe (slight additional arrival, thru period, still so far uncommon)
Great Crested Flycatcher (at least 2, n. end, to Sun., 9/17)
Blue-headed Vireo (at least several, continuing in Ramble, others at n. end)
Yellow-throated Vireo (9/16 & 9/17, in Ramble)
Warbling Vireo (very few remaining by 9/18)
Philadelphia Vireo (several, both n. end & Ramble, thru Sun. 9/17)
Red-eyed Vireo (uncommon by Mon. 9/18)
Blue Jay (fairly common, throughout park)
American Crow
Tree Swallow (modest flight on Sat., 9/16)
Barn Swallow (modest flight on Sat., 9/16)
Black-capped Chickadee (still very scarce)
Tufted Titmouse (rather scarce)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren (few, vocal at times)
House Wren (thru at least Sun. 9/17)
Winter Wren (scarce so far, still early)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (very sparse by Mon., 9/18)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (to at least Sun., 9/17)
Veery (multiple thru Sun., then sparse by Mon. 9/18)
Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's Thrush (several of this type, to Sun. 9/17)
Swainson's Thrush (multiple, & ongoing, fewer by Mon. 9/18)
Wood Thrush (present to at least Sun., 9/17)
American Robin (common)
Gray Catbird (fairly common to at least Sun., & less so by Mon. 9/18)
Northern Mockingbird (widespread, through park)
Brown Thrasher (multiple, but not many, still a bit early)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (small flocks seen daily, but fewer by Mon. 9/18)

Tennessee Warbler (several, thru Mon., 9/18, still more as of Sat. 9/16)
Nashville Warbler (several thru Sun. 9/17)
Northern Parula (fairly common, multiple even thru 9/18)
Yellow Warbler (several, thru Sunday 9/17; singleton on Mon. 9/18)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (several to Sun., 9/17; singleton Mon. 9/18)
Magnolia Warbler (fewer by Mon., 9/18)
Cape May Warbler (far fewer but cont. in n. end & several other areas, into Mon. 9/18)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (fewer but ongoing, in multiple locations to Mon. 9/18)
Black-throated Green Warbler (few, thru at least Sun. 9/17)
Pine Warbler (multiple locations to Mon. 9/18)
Palm Warbler (both forms seen, to Mon. 9/18)
Bay-breasted Warbler (small no’s. & continued to Mon., 9/18)
Blackpoll Warbler (fewer, but multiple, cont. into Mon., 9/18)
Black-and-white Warbler (fewer, but cont. into Mon., 9/18)
American Redstart (far fewer, but still in multiple to Sunday; & few found to Mon., 9/18)
Ovenbird (ongoing, to Mon. 9/18)
Northern Waterthrush (lingering, v. few remaining but cont. to Mon. 9/18)
Mourning Warbler (at least to Saturday, 9/16 on Great Hill, north end of park: adult male)
Common Yellowthroat (far fewer, but still in multiple to Mon. 9/18)
Hooded Warbler (at least 1 lingering to Mon., 9/18)
Wilson's Warbler (thru Mon., 9/18)

As noted above, I believe (along with some others) a Connecticut Warbler was photographed in Central Park’s north end on Friday, 9/15. However, some expert birders believe it to have been a female Mourning rather than a CT.

Scarlet Tanager (still a few thru Mon., 9/18, much reduced from earlier in past week)
Chipping Sparrow (few into Mon. 9/18, still no large movements & still early for such)
Savannah Sparrow (to Sunday, 9/17)
Song Sparrow (resident species, as well as a later-fall migrant)
Lincoln's Sparrow (several to Sunday, 9/17)
Swamp Sparrow (few, & still early for main push)
White-throated Sparrow (few, and still early for main arrival of this common winter-er)
Northern Cardinal (common)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (multiple thru at least Sun., 9/17)
Indigo Bunting (multiple on Sat., a very small “flight”, 9/16)
Bobolink (few, Sat. early a.m., a modest mixed passerine flight, 9/16)
Red-winged Blackbird (few)
Common Grackle (common resident & migrant)
Brown-headed Cowbird (few, to at least Sun., 9/17)
Baltimore Oriole (several to Sun., 9/17)
House Finch (fairly widespread but uncommon resident)
American Goldfinch (relatively few, found thru Mon. 9/18)
House Sparrow (ubiquitous & pestiferous urban resident)

Butterfly sightings in Central Park (as well as Riverside Park, & other Manhattan parks) have included numerous Monarchs, with well over 100 on some days; additional species have included Black Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail (now getting “late”), Cabbage White, Orange Sulphur, Eastern Tailed-Blue (bit late), Summer Azure (also bit late), Gray Hairstreak (thru at least Sunday, photo’d), Red-banded Hairstreak (also to at least Sun., photo’d), White M Hairstreak (in previous week), Pearl Crescent (getting modestly late), Red Admiral, American Lady, Painted (a.k.a. ‘Cosmopolitan) Lady (an ‘outbreak of the latter species recently!), Eastern Comma, Question Mark, Mourning Cloak, Common Buckeye (now scarce in Central, had a good summer locally), Silver-spotted Skipper (getting late & getting more scarce), Wild Indigo Duskywing (in the multiple lately), Peck’s Skipper (few), Dun Skipper (few), Zabulon Skipper, Sachem (fairly common in some locations, esp. recently), Fiery Skipper (increased in last week or more), & probably some other, less-common species found by serious butterfly observers. The Monarch numbers generally seem as good, or better, than they have in many years, a hopeful thing thus far; their main push southward in most years is about now through October, according to the weather (& winds). There have been many other insect sightings (often photographed) by a number of observers in multiple locations in Central and other Manhattan parks just recently. On southwest winds, rather than seeking Monarchs, some observers will keep eyes peeled for “southern” affinity species. Northerly winds, in addition to raptors migrating, may bring multiple Monarchs winging towards the southwest, enroute in the direction of (ultimately for the species) central Mexican highlands for their wintering.

Thanks to the many who quietly & patiently seek out migrants & other wildlife of the area.

Good birding, and other observing,

Tom Fiore
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Date: 9/18/17 6:07 pm
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Reminder: BBC Evening Presentation Tomorrow Sept 19th 7PM
Tomorrow!

Migration Mysteries: Variation in Migration Distances Under Climate Change
Presenter: Lisa Manne

Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza
September 19 @ 7:00 pm Lisa Manne- 9:00 pm

Lisa Manne, Assistant Professor of Biology at the College of Staten Island, will present
Migration Mysteries: Variation in Migration Distances for North American Short-distance Migrants Under Climate Change

Under climate change, bird ranges are tending to shift toward the poles. There are good reasons to believe that winter ranges might be shifting at the same rate of speed as are breeding ranges. Her lab is testing this assertion with long-term data for short-distance North American migrants. They found a diversity of responses, and a few surprises!

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Date: 9/18/17 4:21 pm
From: Daisy Lane Paul <daisylane...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Sora, Avocet, Caspian Tern @ Jamaica Bay
The Sora continues at the South end in the same spot, as of sundown.

The Caspian Tern was also there, as well as 24 Stilt Sandpiper, 18 Greater
Yellowlegs, 1 Dunlin, 4 SB Dowitcher, 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, a few
Semipalmated Sandpipers and 1 Least Sandpiper.

No sign of the Avocet but we didn't walk up at all from the South edge.

Good birding,
Daisy & Tripper

On Sep 18, 2017 10:06 AM, "Corey Finger" <10000birdsblogger...>
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> At Jamaica Bay's East Pond where highlights include the continuing Avocet
> at the south end, a continuing Caspian Tern, and a Sora found by Ann
> Lazarus at the south end along the phragmites by the second pool.
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Date: 9/18/17 3:33 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pre Storm Gulling
I made a pre storm Gull run today covering Jones Beach West End II, Jones Beach Field 6, Robert Moses Fields 2 and 5, Gilgo, Tobay and Nickerson Beaches.

The Gull highlights were: 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls - a 2CY @ JB Field 6 and a 1CY @ Robert Moses Field 5.

Additional notables: 1 flyby Royal Tern @ JB Field 6 and a Black Tern (1st Summer) at Nickerson spotted off the ocean.

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Date: 9/18/17 3:10 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 - 15 Species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC
Monday, September 18, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: fewer birds in the park today, but we still managed to find 15 Species of Wood Warblers, including Cape May and Tennessee Warblers, and flyover Sharp-shinned Hawks and Peregrine Falcons.

Mallard
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 5 (3 of these at the Oven)
Herring Gull - flyovers
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 3 flyovers
Northern Flicker - 2 or 3
Peregrine Falcon - 2 flyovers (male over west side, juvenile female low over Turtle Pond (Linda Marcus))
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Upper Lobe (David Barrett)
Red-eyed Vireo - 3
House Wren - 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 (Balcony Bridge & Locust Grove)
Swainson's Thrush - Strawberry Fields
American Robin
Gray Cartbird
Brown Thrasher - Strawberry Fields
House Finch - 5
Song Sparrow
Ovenbird - 2 (Strawberry Fields & Humming Tombstone)
Northern Waterthrush - 2 (Turtle Pond & west side of the Lake)
Black-and-white Warbler - 5 (close view of 2 at the Maintenance Field)
Tennessee Warbler - Strawberry Fields (Bob - early a.m.)
Common Yellowthroat - 5 including an adult male
American Redstart - 10 (2 adult males)
Cape May Warbler - 2 (Locust Grove & SW Great Lawn (David Barrett))
Northern Parula - 24
Magnolia Warbler - 7
Yellow Warbler - 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 4
Blackpoll Warbler - Locust Grove
Pine Warbler - 3 (Shakespeare Garden, Locust Grove & Strawberry Fields (Peter Haskel))
Palm Warbler - "Yellow" eastern subspecies King of Poland (Bob - early a.m.)
Black-throated Green Warbler - 3
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 Strawberry Fields (Bob - early a.m.)

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Date: 9/18/17 2:59 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Photo Exhibit @ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
I am delighted to share with you all, news of an upcoming photo exhibit by our very own Ronald Bourque. The exhibition opening will take place on September 24th, from 2-4 p.m. at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Queens.

Ron, for most of you is no stranger to our community. He and his wife the late Jean Bourque were involved in many restoration projects throughout Brooklyn and Queens; inspiring many of us to become more involved in conservation. Many talk a good game but very few back it up with action like they did - legit!

I hope to see you at Ron's exhibition.

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Date: 9/18/17 9:44 am
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Common Gallinule, Mill Pond Park, Nassau (today)
thanks for reporting this to the listserv....I chased both your reports
today, now heading to Jamaica Bay East pond for Corey Finger's Avocet. I
did not refind the Gallinule but did see 11 Royal Terns at Jones Field 6.
I agree it's extremely frustrating when other birders don't report their
sightings- some intentionally don't list on ebird either. Please don't let
others discourage you from reporting - sharing is the right and unselfish
thing to do.

Rob in Massapequa

On Monday, September 18, 2017, Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...>
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> The juvenile Common Gallinule continues at Mill Pond Park. Why wasn't
> this reported earlier to the NY listserv ??????????
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Date: 9/18/17 8:54 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA addendum
A SEDGE WREN was seen and photographed on 9/13 in Cato, Cayuga County
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Date: 9/18/17 8:44 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- September 18, 2017
*  NYSY  09.18.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):September 12, 2017 - September 18, 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: September 18  AT 10:30 a.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of septamber 05, 2017.
Highlights--------------RUDDY TURNSTONESTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERCOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERPHILADELPHIA VIREOGRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     16 species of Shorebirds were reported at the complex this week. Highlights will be listed below.
     9/15: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen along the Wildlife Drive. A STILT SANDPIPER was seen at the Audubon Center.     9/16: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was found at the Audubon Center. BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was reported at Martens Tract and Knox-Marsellus Marsh. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.     9/17: 2 STILT SANDPIPERS were seen along the Wildlife Drive.

Onondaga county------------
     9/15: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at Radisson River Park (private) on the Seneca River south of Phoenix.     9/17: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Radisson River Park. An early WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was sees in Manlius.

Oswego County------------
     9/14: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen on O’connor Road in the Town of Scriba.     9/15: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was see at Noyes Sanctuary on Lake Ontario. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen in Hastings.

Madison County------------
     9/15: Six species of shorebirds including a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were seen at the Madison Street impoundment north of Hamilton.     9/17: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen on Bonney Hill Road east of Hamilton.

Oneida County------------
     9;14: A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at Sylvan Beach.     9/16: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Verona Beach Woods     9/17: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO were seen at Spring Farms Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.

Herkimer County-----------------
     9/13: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Carlson Road north of Dolgeville.    
              
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---Joseph BrinRegion 5 Baldwinsville, NY  13027  USA
  
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Date: 9/18/17 8:33 am
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] "Beach Grass" - Queens County Bird Club Presentation this Wednesday, Sept 20
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, September 20, 2017. Free admission. Refreshments
served.



Professor Javier Izquierdo will present "The American beachgrass microbiome:
spying on private conversations underground"

American beachgrass, or Ammophila breviligulata, is considered an
important sand dune architect of barrier islands, promoting the formation of
dunes that offer protection to these coastal ecosystems. When severe storms
and events like Hurricane Sandy dramatically disturb or eliminate dunes,
many efforts in ecosystem restoration are made to replant beachgrass in
affected areas. However, many of these efforts are not successful due to a
wide variety of biotic and abiotic factors. The Izquierdo lab at Hofstra
University is interested in the role that microbes (particularly bacteria
and fungi) play in healthy beachgrass growth. In this talk, Dr. Izquierdo
will discuss what his research group has learned from characterizing the
diversity of the microbiomes associated with the roots of beachgrass
collected along the South Shore of Long Island under a variety of health
conditions. He will also talk about some of the beneficial microbial species
they have identified that could play a key role in promoting healthy growth
of the American beachgrass.

Dr. Javier A. Izquierdo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Biology at Hofstra University. Research in Dr. Izquierdo's lab explores the
metabolic diversity of microbial processes and the applications we can
derive from them, particularly in the areas of plant-microbe interactions
and sustainable biofuels production.



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.



Nancy Tognan

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Vice President, Queens County Bird Club



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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: 9/18/17 8:09 am
From: Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Common Gallinule, Mill Pond Park, Nassau (today)
The juvenile Common Gallinule continues at Mill Pond Park. Why wasn't this
reported earlier to the NY listserv ??????????

Tyler Goldstein,
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Date: 9/18/17 7:06 am
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sora, Avocet, Caspian Tern @ Jamaica Bay
At Jamaica Bay's East Pond where highlights include the continuing Avocet at the south end, a continuing Caspian Tern, and a Sora found by Ann Lazarus at the south end along the phragmites by the second pool.

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Date: 9/18/17 6:27 am
From: Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Royal Terns, Jones Beach Field 6 (this morning)
9 Royal Terns loafing on the beach

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Date: 9/17/17 11:16 pm
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Date: 9/17/17 8:10 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Breezy Point 9-17-17
In anticipation of upcoming stormy weather conditions I birded Breezy Point today with emphasis on gathering Gull flock and any late Terns.

At the point, I had well over 450 Gulls made up of mostly Great Black- backed and Herring Gulls. Out of that mashup, I managed to pick up one 1CY Lesser Black-backed Gull.

By then things were getting lively at the point with lots of 4 wheel vehicles clogging the jetty. Bait fish must have also wandered near the jetty because out of the blues, a smattering of Laughing Gulls showed up fishing with Common (5) and Forsters Terns (4). Later, I would add 1 Royal Tern on the bayside.

A decent number of Sanderlings but no flagged birds or surprises in that mix. 3 Western Willets and 1 Eastern Willet were loafing on the bayside.

Passerines were few, though a few Merlins and a couple of roving Peregrines could have caused things to hunker down.

Field Sparrows continue to be seen in decent numbers at Breezy. I counted 7 today with at least 5 HY birds.

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Date: 9/17/17 6:18 pm
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] East End Report
With an eye on Jose, Patricia and I stayed near the ocean today. Given that on Long Island Jose will most likely impact overflying and offshore migrants, rather than really pelagic birds, we sought to record a baseline for potential storm species such as Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black Tern, and various shorebirds.

Mecox Bay has been breached, but the water level was still very high this morning. There was very little in the way of flats or bars, and the only notable shorebirds were single Western Willet and White-rumped Sandpiper. It was almost windless, but the ocean's glassy surface belied a series of deep swells. Becalmed Cory's Shearwaters were sitting all around but obscured beyond the swells most of the time. We recorded a conservative count of 20, but many more were surely present. Seven Black Terns were notable, as we are now more than halfway through September.

Montauk Point was fogged in. The inshore waters were similarly glassy, but the breaking swell was providing waves on occasion for a flotilla of surfers.

Switching focus to landbirds, we found migrants scarce but interesting, with a variety of warblers and a Clay-colored Sparrow near the Sound end of the Seal Haulout Trail.

We were surprised to find zero Black Terns at Napeague Harbor, which is usually a favored staging site for this species. Maybe it's getting late for that mode of occurrence?

Checking Cupsogue a little before high tide, we tuned in quickly to the ocean side, where good viewing conditions combined with a building southeast wind. Cory's Shearwaters, Gannets, and Black Terns were obvious from the start. Then we had a close fly-by of a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake, certainly the highlight of the day, west to east like the Black Terns. We eventually saw three Parasitic Jaegers as well.

An adult, breeding-plumaged Lesser Black-backed Gull was our first of this sort for the season, and right on time. Interesting was the fact that this individual was begging from beach-goers in a Herring Gull-like voice, and then flew over to the parking lot with Herring and Ring-billed Gulls when a misguided samaritan decided to mess with their Atkins diets. I watched it hovering over its frenzied congeners and almost landing on car roofs during the carb fest.

It will be interesting to learn what appears over the next few days.

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Date: 9/17/17 4:26 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch Frank Melville Park - Setauket
Tonight we had 74 nighthawks in 115 minutes of viewing, with five birds spending time feeding actively over the north pond. Last night we tallied 35 birds in 131 minutes.

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Date: 9/17/17 4:04 pm
From: Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] American Avocet and Wilson's Phalarope @ JBWR East Pond Queens Co.
I refound the Avocet but could not relocate the Wilson's Phalarope....Great
find Ken! Thanks for the report!!!!

Tyler Goldstein
Jericho, NY

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> wrote:

> Ken Fuestel just called to report a continuing (?) American Avocet and a
> Wilson's Phalarope among the Shorebirds seen on the East Pond.
>
> The Avocet seems to be roaming around going from North to South End of the
> pond. The Wilson's Phalarope was last seen just south of the North Island
> on the east side of the pond.
>
> Many thanks to Ken for taking the time to call in these notable Shorebirds
> and to the photographer (name not known) who passed on the Intel to Ken.
>
> Cheers,
>
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Date: 9/17/17 3:44 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., Sept. 17, 2017 - Red-headed Woodpecker, Blue-headed & Philadelphia Vireos, 10 Warbler spp.
Central Park NYC
Sunday, September 17, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.


Highlights: Red-headed Woodpecker (first-of-season), Blue-headed and Philadelphia Vireos, Cape May and 9 other species of Wood Warblers including 30-35 Northern Parulas, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and the tip of the Brown Thrasher iceberg.


Canada Goose - heard
Mallard - a few on Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - 8 Locust Grove, a few at the top of the Point
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Summer House Meadow/Swampy Pin Oak (Sandra Critelli)
Chimney Swift - 18 together over Maintenance Field
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 3 (Oven, Point, Maintenance Field)
Herring Gull - flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - adult Turtle Pond (Deb & Bob - early a.m.)
Red-headed Woodpecker - hatch-year at Locust Grove (Jeffrey M. Ward)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Locust Grove (Jeff Ward)
Downy Woodpecker - 2 (Locust Grove, King of Poland*)
Northern Flicker - male on the Point (2 reported later at Azalea Pond by Carine Mitchell)
American Kestrel - low flyover Locust Grove (Jeff Ward)
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Locust Grove
Blue-headed Vireo - 1 or 2 north end of Iphigene's Walk (FOS)
Philadelphia Vireo - Willow Rock
Warbling Vireo - west side of Turtle Pond or Great Lawn (Jeff Ward)
Red-eyed Vireo -4 (Iphigene's Walk, 2 Summer House Meadow, Oven)
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee - 2 Iphigene's Walk
White-breasted Nuthatch - Boathouse Cafe (Deb - 7:25a.m.)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Gill Overlook
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 3 (Jeff Ward)
Swainson's Thrush - Shakespeare Garden
Wood Thrush - north end of Evodia Field (Bob & Deb 7:20a.m.)
American Robin - summer residents still around
Gray Catbird - 1 or 2 in most locations
Brown Thrasher - 3 (west side Azalea Pond, Summer House Meadow (Diane DelVecchio), Upper Lobe) others 6:40am
Cedar Waxwing - flock north end of Maintenance Field (Karen Evans)
White-throated Sparrow - Ramble
Baltimore Oriole - adult male Locust Grove (spotted by Jordan Spindel)
Northern Waterthrush - 2 Upper Lobe
Black-and-white Warbler - 5
Common Yellowthroat - hatch-year male Tupelo Field (Peter Haskel)
American Redstart - 8 including an adult male at Gill Overlook (Linda Yuen)
Cape May Warbler - 4 or 5 (King of Poland (Jeff Ward), Turtle Pond nr dock, Great Lawn (Karen Evans), 1 or 2 Locust Grove)
Northern Parula - 30-35
Magnolia Warbler - 7
Yellow Warbler - 3 (Mugger's Woods, Upper Lobe, King of Poland)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 Iphigene's Walk
Pine Warbler - 3 or 4 Shakespeare Garden (Jeff Ward & Wendy Miller)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 4 (1 Turtle Pond (Karen Evans), 2 females Locust Grove (Andrea Hessel), 1 Oak Bridge), another reported later at Azalea Pond by Carine Mitchell

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Jordan Spindel, leading a walk for young birders, tweeted a Tennessee Warbler at the Oven at 11:57am.

David Barrett tweeted a Common Nighthawk over the Great Lawn at 3:19pm

Barbara Green reported a Wood Thrush seen Thursday (Sept. 14) at the waterfall in Hallett.

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*Location note: King of Poland refers to the area near the statue of King Jagiello of Poland east of Turtle Pond.

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Date: 9/17/17 3:06 pm
From: Cesar Castillo <czar3233...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Planting fields nighthawks
There are several currently flying over planting fields arboretum as of 6pm.

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Date: 9/17/17 7:55 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] American Avocet and Wilson's Phalarope @ JBWR East Pond Queens Co.
Ken Fuestel just called to report a continuing (?) American Avocet and a Wilson's Phalarope among the Shorebirds seen on the East Pond.

The Avocet seems to be roaming around going from North to South End of the pond. The Wilson's Phalarope was last seen just south of the North Island on the east side of the pond.

Many thanks to Ken for taking the time to call in these notable Shorebirds and to the photographer (name not known) who passed on the Intel to Ken.

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Date: 9/16/17 4:25 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay East Pond 9/16
By all accounts, it wasn't a great shorebird season on the East Pond, with a
lot of disappointing days. Part of that was due to the barrage of cold
fronts, which cause shorebirds to move on. Now when I need a cold front to
go hawk watching, I can't get it. So there I was back on the East Pond. I
did everything wrong for East Pond shorebird success. It's past peak now, I
went at low tide, and I only did the extreme south end. Yet somehow it was
one of my most pleasing outings of the year. Heck, even the Peregrine pass
turned beneficial, seemingly sending birds from other parts of the pond down
to the south end. And what I thought would be a quick check of the pond
turned into a 3 and 1/2 hour stay, with lots of great photo ops. Well maybe
I did one thing right - I was able to do my shorebirding many days after the
last cold front.



The result was 13 species of shorebirds - better than I did most days in the
peak of the season. A nice assemblage of Calidris included 29 Stilt, 2
Pectoral, 2 Western, 8 White-rumped, 3 Dunlin (strange to say, but that's a
lot for the East Pond), and 2 Red Knot (seen flying out with Black-bellied
Plovers). One interesting peep, almost certainly a Semipalmated, showed
yellowish-orange coloration from the forehead to the base of the upper
mandible. 3 juvenile Short-billed Dowitchers included a still orange-y
hendersonii. A Caspian Tern paid a visit too.





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Bayside, NY


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Date: 9/16/17 1:01 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. Sept. 16, 2017 - 17 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Tennessee, Nashville & Cape May
Central Park NYC
Saturday, September 16, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: 17 Species of Wood Warblers including Tennessee, Nashville, and Cape May.

Mallard - Turtle Pond & Lake
Mourning Dove - Belvedere Castle & flyovers
Chimney Swifts - very few
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 3
Herring Gull - flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker - heard
Downy Woodpecker - 2 (Point & Oven)
Northern Flicker - 2 (Tupelo Field, male at the Point (Mitch Horowitz))
Red-eyed Vireo - 3 (Shakespeare Garden, Upper Lobe, Maintenance Field)
Blue Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch - Humming Tombstone (humming again)
House Wren - 3
Veery - Humming Tombstone
Swainson's Thrush - Source of the Gill
American Robin
Gray Catbird - 1 or 2 in several locations
Brown thrasher - on lawn at Tupelo Field (Bob - early a.m.)
Cedar Waxwing - flyover flock of 8 Maintenance Field
House Finch - 6 (Upper Lobe & Sparrow/Tanner's Rock)
Ovenbird - 2 (Sparrow/Tanner's Rock, Rock Wall (near Stone Arch))
Northern Waterthrush - 2 or 3 (Oven & Upper Lobe)
Black-and-white Warbler - 5
Tennessee Warbler - Maintenance Field (Bob - early a.m.)
Nashville Warbler - 2 (Top of the Point, Azalea Pond)
Common Yellowthroat - 5
American Redstart - 10
Cape May Warbler - 3 (Shakespeare Garden, Locust Grove, King of Poland)
Northern Parula - 35
Magnolia Warbler - 6
Yellow Warbler - 2 or 3 (1 or 2 Locust Grove, 1 King of Poland)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 (King of Poland, Balancing Rock, Maintenance Field)
Blackpoll Warbler - 3 (2 King-of Poland, 1 Locust Grove)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - male Source of the Gill
Palm Warbler - Maintenance Field (Bob - early a.m.)
Pine Warbler - hatch-year female King of Poland
Wilson's Warbler - King of Poland
Northern Cardinal - female feeding juvenile Top of the Point

Barbara Saunders and Junko Suzuki reported a female Hooded Warbler found by Megan Gavin in Mugger's Woods.

Kyu Lee tweeted a male Hooded Warbler at Azalea Pond at 9:51am.


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Date: 9/16/17 6:49 am
From: Karen Fung <easternbluebird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Update: MOWA vs CONW in Central Park -- new sighting of MOWA today
All:
I'm getting off-line replies to my earlier query that favor CONW for
yesterday's sighting.

Am about to head to the North End now, because Tom Perlman just texted me
(9:30am) that he is looking at an adult Male Mourning Warbler (chest band,
no eye ring, hopping not walking) just north of the same spot I had my bird
yesterday. This is at the south end of the Peter Sharp Garden (aka the
Children's Glade) on the Great Hill. The closest park entrance is 103rd
and CPW, then take the path up (north) to the Great Hill.

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NYC

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Date: 9/16/17 6:34 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fourth Annual Seatuck Long Island Birding Challenge
The fourth Seatuck Birding Challenge was conducted from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on 9 September 2017, under nearly perfect weather conditions. A flight overnight resulted in many nocturnal migrants arriving under calm morning conditions. A northwest breeze picked up later in the day, but overall it was a very pleasant and productive day. This years earlier date (vs. 24 & 26 Sep the last two years) also contributed to a much larger variety of Neotropical migrant species while costing us a decidedly smaller number of later migrants.

In all, 184 species were found, exceeding last years previous record of 166, and the cumulative total over four years rose to 219 species. Nine teams competed this year, and this robust level of participation was achieved despite a scheduling conflict that made it impossible to include high school teams, which have been a core component of past efforts. Continuing from past years were the Four Harbors Herons, Captree Counters, Nighthawks, Pteam Ptarmigeddon, Team Mennecke, and WT Hornadays. New to the Challenge this year were All Wings Considered, Gray Marsh Runners, and Jaegermeisters.

It was one of the new teams, All Wings Considered, that finally succeeded in dethroning the three-time champion Pteam Ptarmigeddon by recording an astonishing total of 139 species, demolishing the previous record of 118 set last year. The Captree Counters were second with 131, and Pteam Ptarmigeddon were third, also well ahead of the old mark, with 124 species.

There were many highlights, including American Bittern, Broad-winged Hawk, two American Avocets, American Golden-Plover, Marbled Godwit, Bairds and Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Olive-sided and Acadian Flycatchers, Western Kingbird, Connecticut and Yellow-throated Warblers, multiple Yellow-breasted Chats, and Clay-colored and Lincolns Sparrows. Of 36 total saves (compared to 38 last year), nine were recorded by All Wings Considered, eight by the Captree Counters, and six by the Four Harbors Herons.

It was interesting to observe where the various routes intersected through the day, and it is evident that route efficiency has improved with several repetitions. But it also seems likely that a bold break from traditional tactics helped All Wings Considered to achieve their amazing species total. Its not too early to start refining routes and strategies for next year!

More information about the Challenge and full results can be found at the Seatuck website:

https://www.seatuck.org/index.php/2017-birding-challenge-results

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Date: 9/16/17 6:11 am
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Alley Pond - male Golden-winged Warbler (2nd bird)
Just found a second Golden-winged Warbler along with the QCBC walk by the steps leading down to little Alley Pond, this time a male, probably a continuing bird.

Mike Z.

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> On Sep 16, 2017, at 8:32 AM, Michael Zito <michaelzito...> wrote:
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> Female Golden-winged Warbler found on paved path east of 76th Ave. Entrance by Eric Miller.
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> Mike Z.
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Date: 9/16/17 5:32 am
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Alley Pond - female Golden-winged Warbler
Female Golden-winged Warbler found on paved path east of 76th Ave. Entrance by Eric Miller.

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Date: 9/16/17 5:24 am
From: Karen Fung <easternbluebird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Mourning or Connecticut Warbler? Central Park North End Friday (15 Sept)
All -
I had brief looks at a large yellow/brown warbler with a yellow throat and
complete eye ring in the Peter Sharp Garden (SW corner of the Great Hill)
yesterday. It was in dense vegetation and never observed on the ground, so
I did not have the opportunity to see it hopping vs walking. However, I
managed to get a few blurry photos and would like input on what y'all think
it is.

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My conclusion was Mourning at the time of the sighting (due to the lack of
a "hood"), but now I'm leaning towards Connecticut and would welcome any
input.

Thanks,
Karen Fung
NYC

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Date: 9/15/17 11:27 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 15 September 2017
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Sep. 15, 2017
* NYNY1709.15

- Birds mentioned
RUFF+
FRANKLIN'S GULL+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

AMERICAN AVOCET
American Golden-Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Whimbrel
Stilt Sandpiper
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
White-rumped Sandpiper
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Royal Tern
Red-headed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
WESTERN KINGBIRD
Philadelphia Vireo
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
Tennessee Warbler
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
LARK SPARROW
Lincoln's Sparrow
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

- Transcript

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You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
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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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, September 15th
2017 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are such shorebirds as AMERICAN
AVOCET, RUFF, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, FRANKLIN'S GULL,
WESTERN KINGBIRD, SUMMER TANAGER, DICKCISSEL, BLUE GROSBEAK, LARK SPARROW,
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER and much
more.

A wonderful week for variety in our area including a nice array of
shorebirds though their numbers continue to diminish. Very interesting was
a shorebird photographed Sunday at the Raunt at Jamaica Bay Wildlife
Refuge's East Pond. The observer suggesting the bird was a female RUFF or
Reeve and long distance photos taken from across the pond did not fully
confirm but certainly did support the identification but unfortunately the
bird could not subsequently be relocated. The East Pond did provide an
AMERICAN AVOCET last Saturday and Sunday along with up to 17 STILTS, a few
WESTERN and some WHITE-RUMPED and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS as well as up to 3
CASPIAN TERNS Sunday. Another AMERICAN AVOCET was seen on the flats at
Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes Saturday but a sod field
shorebird not always seen in that habitat an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER and a
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER were off Doctor's Path north of Riverhead Saturday
and on Thursday 2 GOLDENS were on the Mecox Bay flats with 2 BLACK TERNS
and 2 more GOLDENS were at Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton with 4 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS. A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was at Miller Field on Staten
Island Saturday through Thursday. This location also providing a very
intriguing report of a FRANKLIN'S GULL flying by there Wednesday though
details were sparse. A WHIMBREL Saturday at Turtle Pond at Pelham Bay Park
increased to 3 on Sunday and another was at Breezy Point Thursday. Up to 4
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS continue at Santapogue Creek off Venetian Boulevard
in West Babylon Saturday finding them there with 5 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS,
3 LESSER YELLOWLEGS and over 70 GREATER YELLOWLEGS.

A CASPIAN TERN was at Jones Beach West End last Sunday with 2 at Gilgo
Tuesday and 2 at Calvert Vaux Park also known as Drier-Offerman Park in
Brooklyn Thursday. Among the regions ROYAL TERNS were 20 counted at Plumb
Beach in Brooklyn Wednesday.

A highlight among the passerines was a WESTERN KINGBIRD spotted Saturday at
Robert Moses State Park and presumably the same later in flight at Cedar
Beach and then on Sunday and Monday at Jones Beach West End. Much more
unexpected by location was the WESTERN KINGBIRD found today at Governors
Island photographed on Grassy Hill north of Overlook Hill. Governors Island
is reached by ferry from lower Manhattan. Unusual seasonally were SUMMER
TANAGER reports from Jones Beach West End Saturday and Pelham Bay Sunday.
LARK SPARROWS featured at 2 different locations at Robert Moses State Park
Saturday and 1 at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn Saturday to Monday and 1
in Central Park Sunday while single CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were noted at
Green-wood Cemetery Sunday and Monday and at Calvert Vaux Park today. BLUE
GROSBEAKS occurred at Robert Moses State Park Sunday and Monday with 2
Tuesday and in the Rockaways on Monday. Following a good incursion into the
northeast this summer DICKCISSELS were at Robert Moses State Park Saturday
and Monday, Coney Island Creek Sunday and at Jones Beach West End and lower
Manhattan on Monday the latter among the many birds pulled into the 9/11
light tribute after dark.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS appeared at Moses Park Saturday, Alley Pond Park at
Oakland Lake Sunday and at Clove Lakes Park on Staten Island Wednesday and
of course there were the warblers. About 28 species including single
GOLDEN-WINGEDS at Alley Pond Park Saturday and Sunday and at Kissena Park
Saturday. Several reports of CONNECTICUT including from Central Park, Alley
Pond Park and Green-wood Cemetery. A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was noted at
Jones Beach West End Saturday and even from Great Gull Island last weekend.
While continuing to be seen in encouraging numbers have been CAPE MAY,
TENNESSEE and BAY-BREASTED and some others, more unusual, also including a
few HOODED, WILSON'S and MOURNING. Other recent passerines have featured
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and various empidonax flycatchers, PHILADELPHIA
VIREO and LINCOLN'S SPARROW and get out to a local hawkwatch for hopefully
the Broad-winged peak once the weather breaks.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

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

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Date: 9/15/17 9:13 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Having to head west...again !
At 0805 on 9/15, I received a distress call asking if I could deliver a
much needed piece of clothing (youngest grandson Brady's church choir
over-garment) to my daughter's home in Rockville Centre. After "doing my
duty", I headed to Hempstead Lake State Park, only to find many Robins, and
1 Carolina Wren. Rather than head straight home, I decided to take the
Ocean Parkway back, with, naturally, a stop at Jones Beach State Park's
West End.

Arriving at the Coast Guard area, I found Ed Becher busily counting A.
Oystercatchers. He settled on ~ 400, after losing his exact count of 300 -
which, of course, was fine with me ! There were many larger plovers on the
bar, but neither Ed, nor I, could pick out a Golden. I got to see my first
Red Knots (2) of the season, while Ed had seen 4 earlier. Other shorebirds
present were: Semipalmated Sandpiper; Ruddy Turnstone; Sanderling; Dunlin
and Short-billed Dowitcher.

After going our separate ways, I found an A.Kestrel hovering near the West
End/Ocean Parkway interchange - also saw 2 Ospreys while driving the length
of the the parkway.

My last stop was at Heckscher State Park, where all the puddles, but one,
in Fields 7 & 8, had dried up, with only our common gull species in
attendance.

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Date: 9/15/17 7:33 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hummingbirds galore
For the last week or two I've been having at least 5 maybe more Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at my two feeders on my patio.  I've never had so many.  They are mostly females and imm. females but a few are imm. males.  I love seeing all the behavior they are doing like mock courting and the constant chasing by the owner of the feeder of the intruders.  Unfortunately a neighbor has put out one of those gaudy large red feeders on their roof patio so I don't have all the hummers anymore:-(  But I can see my feeders and the other one at the same time so can watch the antics of all the cuties.  I love that they come right up to me while I'm photographing them from inside my apt. or when I'm sitting outside on the patio.  The owner of the feeder is a small female who sits on my euphorbia to watch for intruders.  She's only about five feet from me without a care of me being there.  I just wish she'd let more of the more timid hummers come to the feeders.  Usually only the bigger females and the males can get away with using the feeders with her there.  It's so entertaining.  While she's chasing someone others will try to come in.  Some hover right in front of me to say hello:-)
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
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Date: 9/15/17 7:13 pm
From: Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brookville Nighthawks (today)
I saw 6 Nighthawks this evening over the Jane B. Francke Sanctuary in
Brookville. Several female Redstarts were also present before it got
dark. I highly recommend this preserve. I've been going there for years
since it's near my house and in my opinion it doesn't get enough attention.

have a good night,
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Jericho, NY

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Date: 9/15/17 5:36 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Fri. 15-Sep-2017 (Western Kingbird)
*NY County Highlights (Fall season): *

Laughing Gull (3), Belted Kingfisher, Western Kingbird & Bobolink.

The Western Kingbird was spotted on the north side of Outlook Hill and was
moving from Slide Hill to Grassy Hill.

On the NYS eBird Hotspots page I've added a map in the 'Local Links'
section showing the location of the hills at the south end of Governors
Island. The ferry schedule can be accessed from the symbol of the ship
below the bar charts table on the same page. First ferry is at 10am which
is at South Ferry east of the Staten Island Ferry.

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Governors+Island

*1st hour*: *13 spp.*; *2nd*: *+7*; *3rd*: *+3*; *4th*: *+4*; *5th*: *+0
(13 min.)* = *27 spp.*

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Date: 9/15/17 5:18 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Possible injured Gannett
Hi All,

My friend knows I'm into birds and just sent me a pic asking what bird he was looking at on the beach, it was a northern Gannett, sitting on the beach...he mentioned it looked like it may be in trouble... he sent a video where bird was attempting to move and seemed to be having some issue of mobility.... wanted to get the word out in case a bird/ wildlife rehabber saw fit to check it out. Please email me personally for more detailed instruction of location. If anyone has any info to help please let me know. Thanks -kev

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Date: 9/15/17 4:47 pm
From: <redknot...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch Frank Melville Park - Setauket
Tonight we had 107 nighthawks in 115 minutes of observation. Also had a number of blue jays flying back and forth over the pond caching acorns......it has been said this caching habit of blue jays and not squirrels is what restored the eastern deciduous forests after the last continental glaciation.....

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Date: 9/15/17 2:20 pm
From: Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYSOA Conference in Niagara Falls Nov. 10-12
Hi folks,



This is a heads up that the New York State Birders Conference/New York State
Ornithological Association Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Buffalo
Ornithological Society in Niagara Falls, New York on November 10, 11, and 12
this year. We have two outstanding speakers lined up, a great variety of
field trips, a collection of vendors from optics to art, and what should be
an entertaining and informative papers session. All activities are being
held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on the Niagara River rapids, just
above the falls. Folks staying in the hotel receive a special conference
rate and have a great view of the rapids. This really promises to be an
exciting event with some spectacular birding at that time of year.



You can read much more about the conference and even register for it on the
BOS web site: http://www.buffaloornithologicalsociety.org/



You can save $10 on the registration fee by registering before October 1st.
Everyone is welcome!



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 9/15/17 2:14 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Western Kingbird
Western Kingbird on Governors Island currently on Grassy Hill north of Outlook Hill. First ferry tomorrow @ 10a.

Ben Cacace

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Date: 9/15/17 1:07 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., Sep. 15, 2017 - 13 Species of Wood Warblers, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday, September 15, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: Diversity was lower overall today with a total of 13 species of Wood Warblers for the morning, but numbers of some species, like Northern Parula (25), were higher. Also notable, an Olive-sided Flycatcher at the island in Harlem Meer, a Yellow-throated Vireo at the Lily Ponds, and 5 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.

Mallard - Meer
Chimney Swift - few
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 5
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - flyovers
Red-tailed Hawk - immature perched on lamp post Fort Clinton
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker - 1 or 2
American Kestrel - female north of Green Bench
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Meer Island (Duck Island)
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 4
Empidonax Flycatcher - Wildflower Meadow
Yellow-throated Vireo - Overlook Lily Ponds (Tom Ahlf, Fern, and Bob)
Warbling Vireo - 2
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 (Lily Ponds & North Woods)
Blue Jay
American Crow - 2 Conservatory Garden
House Wren - 5
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird - 2
Cedar Waxwing - several flocks
House Finch - 3 Wildflower Meadow
Song Sparrow - Wildflower Meadow
Ovenbird - 2 (North Woods, Loch)
Northern Waterthrush - 3 (1 at the Loch, 2 at the Pool)
Black-and-white Warbler - 5
Tennessee Warbler - 5
Common Yellowthroat - 10
American Redstart - 15 (2 adult males)
Cape May Warbler - 5
Northern Parula - 25
Magnolia Warbler - 18
Yellow Warbler - 1 along the edge of the Meer (Bob - early a.m.)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 4
Blackpoll Warbler - 3
Black-throated Green Warbler - 1 Jughandle (between e. side of Pool & East Blowdown)
Northern Cardinal - residents
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Tuesday, September 12, was a good day for Hooded Warblers. Photographers Anne Shanahan, Pat Dubren, and Patty ____ found 3 Hooded Warblers (a male and 2 females seen simultaneously) at Tanner's Spring Tuesday morning. The birds stayed in the area all day. Here's a photo of one of the females:

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Date: 9/15/17 8:03 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 9/11-12-13-14 (Monday-Thursday) - migrants & notes
Monday, Sept. 11 - a Hooded Warbler in male plumage at the small stream nearest to the W. 77 St. park entrance, reported by Gabriel Willow, & later by other observers.

Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City -
Monday to Thursday, 11th to 14th of September, 2017

A good variety of migrants, in somewhat decreasing overall numbers, were found so far these week-days, with perhaps over 100 (total) observers out searching at many hours each day, esp. on Monday-Wed. & in the a.m. hours. There has been some ongoing flight each overnight, the most seen earlier in the week, starting Sunday night & less obviously thru Wed. night.

It’s interesting to ponder whether the now fairly slow-moving remnants of “Irma”, the storm that did much damage in Florida (but truly devasted the human and natural communities, or parts of, on a number of eastern Caribbean islands, or parts of such as with Cuba’s north coast & cayos, in that storm’s path) may have affected the far-larger part of the 'Atlantic region’ fly-ways for migrants, & kept any Caribbean-wintering species from advancing southward; this is a somewhat optimistic thought, as any birds that pushed into the direct path of “Irma”’s influence may have found themselves in trouble on migration. Whether or not it’s so, we in N.Y. City & well beyond in the northeast have been seeing more of some migrants, both Caribbean-wintering as well as some species wintering into Central & South America, in moderately higher no’s. than typically found.

At least a few of the migrant species, such as Cape May Warbler, perhaps had good breeding success this summer, and more are being seen - however, a fairly good no. of the individuals of this species seen have also been adults, not young-of-the-year. Further, in the instance of Cape May Warbler (and some other species) it is quite possible that numbers also seemed higher than average on the spring’s northbound passage, so the “successful breeding” season scenario may or may not explain this recent high-numbers situation. In any event, on some species of migrants just locally, birders have been happy to find & enjoy regular sightings of species that in some years are not all that regularly seen by so many seekers.

One note & request, when a particularly uncommon or rare bird is found & reported-on, it is best that we not push in too closely to that bird (or birds), and that we do nothing that might tend to scare off the bird[s]. Most birders do give reasonable space to the birds, almost all of the time! Thank you for considering the good of the birds themselves, & of course for consideration to all other birders in any area, & especially those visited by hundreds weekly.

On the 4 days as noted, at least the following species have been seen, many of these by many observers, a very few only by a few. 25 species of warblers have been found in the 4-day period, but some species likely have now moved on, & a few may have been represented by single, or a very few individuals. By Thursday 9/14, this warbler diversity was a bit lessened.

Sept. 11-14th in Central Park -

Common Loon (a few fly-overs, Monday & Tues.. 11th-12th)
Double-crested Cormorant (modest no. of fly-overs, plus a typically small no. of visitors)
Great Blue Heron (regular for some time; at least 2 in park, and fly-overs observed also)
Great Egret (few noted but still in park to Thursday, 14th)
Snowy Egret (not noted by me this period; the place to watch the sky is from the n. end)
Green Heron (at least to Monday, 11th)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (ongoing visitors)
Turkey Vulture (few, noted Mon.-Tues.-Wed.)
Canada Goose
Wood Duck (1)
Gadwall (up to 18 in park, various water-bodies, as of Thursday)
American Black Duck (small no’s. with at least 4 on Meer Thurs.)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (minimum of ten continuing for over a week - w/ at least 8 on reservoir Thurs.)
Green-winged Teal (at least 1 continued into Tuesday, at reservoir, near/along e. side when seen)
Osprey (few - ? - each day, in casual sky-watching in a.m. hours; others may have observed more migrating)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (few)
Cooper's Hawk (Mon. thru Thursday)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Spotted Sandpiper (to at least Wed.; not noted by me on Thurs. at typical locations)
Laughing Gull (few, daily at reservoir, often on the now fully-exposed dike)
Ring-billed Gull
[American] Herring Gull {good no’s. of the 3 most-typical gull species at the reservoir}
Great Black-backed Gull
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Mon. thru at least Wed., & probably more than just 2 individuals)
Chimney Swift (multiple on all days, diminished numbers noted by me on Thurs.)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Mon. thru Thurs.)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (several each day in CP; also being seen in some smaller parks in Manhattan this week)
Downy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker (multiple, but not that many since Monday)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (multiple sightings of what are likely up to 3 individuals in 3 locations, one at the north end)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (multiple)
Empidonax [genus] Flycatcher (various sightings, including some w/ a few calls heard, none ID’d positively to species)
Eastern Phoebe (very few, none noted by me on Thursday)
Great Crested Flycatcher (much diminished in no’s. by Thurs. but still at least 2)
Eastern Kingbird (1 Wed. morning & getting just very slightly late)
Blue-headed Vireo (at least 1 persisting in n. woods, to at least Tues.)
Warbling Vireo (few to Wed.)
Red-eyed Vireo (diminished no’s. by Thursday, but still multiple)
Blue Jay (fairly common now)
American Crow (daily sightings, multiple each day)
Common Raven (seen & heard on Tues. & Wed. a.m.)
Tree Swallow (few, high fly-overs on Mon. & Tues.)
Barn Swallow (few noted by me; others may have seen more)
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren (multiple)
Winter Wren (arrivals seen Mon. & Tues.)
MARSH Wren (uncommon, if annual in Central, one was found at Turtle Pond by Lenore Swenson & seen also by m.obs.)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (multiple, in diminished no’s. by Thursday)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (thru Wed.)
Veery (1 or 2 thru Wed.)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (several of this type in n. woods Mon.-Tues.)
Swainson's Thrush (multiple)
Wood Thrush (fewer, as of Thursday)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (some have departed, many still around, & more yet to pass thru)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (few)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (in diminished no’s. as of Thursday)

Blue-winged Warbler (scarce now, & possibly those present to Wed. have departed)
Tennessee Warbler (much diminished no’s. by Thurs. but still a few)
Nashville Warbler (several, into Wed.)
Northern Parula (multiple, diminished no’s. by Thursday)
Yellow Warbler (few, but still present into Thurs.)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (few, but still present into Thurs.)
Magnolia Warbler (diminished no’s. by Thurs.)
Cape May Warbler (still doing well, with up to 4 locations into Thurs./ up to 12+ on Monday/11th)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (multiple)
Yellow-rumped [Myrtle] Warbler (few, & those seen mainly in n. end, to Tues.)
Black-throated Green Warbler (few, still present to at least Wed.)
Pine Warbler (few, & still fairly early for this species here)
Palm Warbler (few, now of both “yellow” & “western” forms in several locations)
Bay-breasted Warbler (continuing to Thursday, few compared with a week+ ago)
Blackpoll Warbler (few compared with a week+ ago)
Black-and-white Warbler (fewer, but still in multiple locations)
American Redstart (far fewer but still in multiples & many areas of Central Park)
Ovenbird (multiple)
Northern Waterthrush (scarce, but still several to at least Wed.)
*Connecticut Warbler (*although a few word-of-mouth reports -w/o any details- for Monday/11th, last definite sighting was the 10th in Central Park)
Mourning Warbler (ongoing into Thursday, & very slightly late)
Common Yellowthroat (multiple)
Hooded Warbler (several into Thursday, with adults still present, as well as first-year birds)
Wilson's Warbler (several, to Thursday)
Canada Warbler (last noted by me on Tues., perhaps still some lingerning)

Scarlet Tanager (fewer as of Thursday)
Eastern Towhee (Wed., north end area)
Chipping Sparrow (scarce so far, &/but still early in their migration season)
Field Sparrow (1, Tuesday, n. end)
*** Lark Sparrow (*** no further sightings, after Sept. 10th in Central Park)
Savannah Sparrow (few, and still rather early, into Wed.)
Song Sparrow (sparsely distributed around entire park, this is a year-round species in low no’s. as well as a common early-spring & mid-late fall migrant)
Lincoln's Sparrow (few so far, and still a bit early)
Swamp Sparrow (very few so far, & still early)
White-throated Sparrow (few, lingering for at least some weeks; this species very irregularly summers, and is usually in very small no’s. if it does so; a NON-breeder in Central.)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (sparse, by Wed.)
Indigo Bunting (few, and still slightly early for a big push)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (a few this week)
Baltimore Oriole (sparse since Monday, more likely to pass thru in coming weeks)
House Finch
American Goldfinch (scarce by Thursday)
House Sparrow

Thanks in particular to all the many quiet & ethically-minded birders including all of the guides who lead walks in Central Park for non-profit org’s such as the Linnaean Society of New York, the NYC Audubon (NYCAS), the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), & a newer org. with the acroynm “NYCH2O".

...
In addition to daily birding in Central Park, Manhattan (esp. in mornings, and also some early eve’s.), I’ve made quick runs to Hook Mt. just north of Nyack, NY (in eastern Rockland Co.) where an organized hawk-watch (with Trudy Battaly as compiler & coordinator) is done through the fall raptor-migration season - visiting earlier this week on 3 successive days, with good numbers of a variety of species seen on Monday, still a good number but not quite as many on Tuesday, & far fewer in no’s. but still nice variety for Wed. (with different counters each day) at this all-volunteer watch site, and a number of other hawk-watchers & visitors. The Broad-winged Hawk migration has begun in earnest in the northeast, and some sites in New England have seen 1,000+ of that species in one day, even more than once already this season - the typical peak week for the species will be sometime in the next 10 days or less, & many sites are worth a visit to try & see the spectacle. Hook Mt. is one of the sites where a hike (of a mile or more) is required to reach the summit where the watch is conducted, & there are a few rough patches on the trail, esp. for anyone not accustomed to mountain walking. Other sites include those where one can essentially just drive up, & walk a short way to a hawk-watch vista. Much more info can be found at the web pages of http://hawcount.org <http://hawcount.org/> (including some info on each site that is included in this non-profit’s many member watch sites) At most, one must bring your own liquids, food, & any other necessuities. Also there are no restroom facilities at the summit of Hook Mt. nor at the start of the shorter trails to it. (One longer trail begins at the Rockland Lake State Park executive golf course, just east of the parking area, and there, one needs to be courteous to golfers & other park users). Of course, raptors in migration also may be seen from potentially many vantage points, with some barrier beaches, & various ridges & hills or mountain tops being obvious areas. It is possible to see a good variety & even numbers of raptors from Central Park as well - the more so with dedicated watching!! (as with any location or type of bird observation).

good birding,

Tom Fiore
manhattan
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Date: 9/15/17 7:29 am
From: <redknot...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] "Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch" - Setauket, NY
In 112 minutes of observation last night we had 83 nighthawks. It is the sixth highest total in the seventeen evenings we've been conducting the watch.

John Turner

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Date: 9/15/17 6:32 am
From: Heather Wolf <heather.wolf...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Apparent Connecticut Warbler, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Spotted what appears to be a Connecticut Warbler at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 6 meadow at 8:45am.
It perched briefly in a catalpa on SW corner of the meadow.

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Date: 9/14/17 8:59 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Go east, young man, go east !
Having not seen a Buff-breasted Sandpiper this season on the sod fields, I
decided to try yesteryear's best bet for finding migrating,fall
"grass-pipers"...before the advent of sod farms ! If you were looking for
Black-bellied or A.Golden Plovers, Whimbrel and Pectoral or Buff-breasted
Sandpipers you visited the Sagaponack potato fields. Granted, the birds
were harder to find as they moved along the ~ 6-8" rows that remained after
the potatoes were dug...but they were there, for the finding ! Likewise, if
you were after Hudsonian or Marbled Godwits, White-rumped, Baird's, Western
and Stilt Sandpipers, you visited both Mecox Bay and Sagg Pond. Today, I
did all 3 locations with nice results, albeit, I'm still without a BBSA !

I started at a closed Mecox Bay, finding: 1 Black-bellied, 2 A.Golden, 1
Piping & 5 Semipalmated Plovers; 2 Greater & 2 Lesser Yellowlegs; 1 Willet;
5 Sanderling; 3 Semipalmated & 1 Least Sandpipers; a few of the 3 common
gull species; 61 Foster's & 2 Black Terns - one of which, had some kind of
huge growth/object attached to one of its toes, although the bird can still
fly. While enroute to Sagg Pond, I next approached Mecox from its eastern
side, with the only new species being a very entertaining Belted Kingfisher.

Similar to Mecox, Sagg has not been opened to the ocean recently, however,
the beach and limited sandbars held a good variety of birds: 2 A.Golden, 2
Piping and 3 Semipalmated Plovers; 7 Killdeers; 8 Sanderling; 1 Pectoral
Sandpiper; 2 Laughing, ~ 10 Ring-billed, ~ 35 Herring, 4 Lesser
Black-backed,* ~ 40 Great Black-backed Gulls; 2 Royal & 1 Foster's Tern
and another B.Kingfisher.
* 3 adults, still in full breeding plumage, the 4th, a 2nd winter bird.

On the whole, I enjoyed the day's outing, but it came at a price. As I was
driving around Sagaponack, on familiar lanes with the names of Daniels,
Hedges and Parsonage, I found only one potato field in the condition
described above. Rather, most of the potato fields that haven't been turned
into massive homes, have been switched into corn ! While this conversion
might equate into more geese to peruse later in the year, it certainly
short-circuits the shorebird season.

The last notable bird of the day (seen as I headed home) was a Cooper's
Hawk, in flight, over Bridgehampton.

Cheers,
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Date: 9/14/17 4:12 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 14 Sep 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 09/14/2017
* NYBU1709.14
- Birds mentioned

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[The BOS will be hosting the annual New York
State Ornithological Association Conference
November 10 through 12, in Niagara Falls, New
York. Multiple field trips, speakers,
researchers, vendors, banquets and hotel
discounts are all part of the conference
features. Everyone is invited - learn more and
register on the BOS website.]

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
WHIMBREL
Eared Grebe
Great Egret
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Red Knot
Sanderling
Semipalm. Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-r. Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Common Nighthawk
Olive-s. Flycatcher
Yellow-b. Flycatcher
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 09/14/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, September 14, 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
message.

Highlights of reports received from late August
through mid-September from the Niagara Frontier
Region.

August 31, a migrant, banded, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
at Times Beach Nature Preserve on the Buffalo
waterfront. The LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE is an
endangered species in New York State.

Shorebirds have been another highlight on the
Buffalo waterfront. A WHIMBREL has been
lingering between the Bell and Seaway Slips
along Fuhrmann Blvd since September 5. Other
recent shorebirds in this area included a flyby
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER,
KILLDEER, SANDERLING, SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER,
WHITE-R. SANDPIPER and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER. On
the Bird Island Pier in Buffalo, RUDDY
TURNSTONE and SANDERLINGS.

Shorebirds continue in the Lake Ontario Plains
of Niagara County. WHIMBREL on two dates at
Lower lake and Burgess Roads in Somerset, and
on Ellicott Road, 12 species included juveniles
of LONG-B. DOWITCHER, SHORT-B. DOWITCHER and
STILT SANDPIPER, plus BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER.

September 1 at the Batavia Waste Water Plant, a
WILSON'S PHALAROPE. Also, EARED GREBES at the
plant on several dates. Back on August 23, a
juvenile RED KNOT at Dunkirk Harbor on Lake
Erie in Chautauqua County. And at the small
wetland at North Bailey and Ridge Lea in
Amherst, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER,
numerous KILLDEER and a GREAT EGRET.

A total of 20 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS this month at
the south end of Beaver Island State Park on
Grand Island, with a maximum of eight on
September 10. Two COMMON NIGHTHAWKS over
Tonawanda on the 2nd.

Warbler migration has been modest - reports of
10 to 12 species at some locations. YELLOW-B.
FLYCATCHER and OLIVE-S. FLYCATCHER at Forest
Lawn in Buffalo. And WOOD THRUSH and SWAINSON'S
THRUSH have been heard during night migration.

The BOS will be hosting the annual New York
State Ornithological Association Conference
November 10 through 12, in Niagara Falls, New
York. Multiple field trips, speakers,
researchers, vendors, banquets and hotel
discounts are all part of the conference
features. Everyone is invited - learn more and
register on the BOS website.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, September 21. 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: 9/14/17 7:51 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summary of September 9th Knox-Marcellus / Puddler's Marsh Montezuma Dike Walk
All,

We had 22 people walk the dike between Knox-Marcellus / Puddler's Marshes
Montezuma on Saturday September 9th. Some folks started on Towpath Road and
met
up with us on the dike as most walked down from East Road. We also had a
nice group of young birders from the SUNY ESF bird club join us.

This was a day of great bird diversity as Jay McGowan recorded an amazing
109 species between Towpath Road and the dike.
See: http://bit.ly/2eYqdg9 This is a testament to the great bird
diversity we enjoy in the Cayuga Basin!

Highlights from our walk included a flyover AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER that we
first identified by call. The bird circled around a few times and we got
great looks at the bird which was a molting adult. We also had BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER initially at the beginning of the walk. This bird was in very
poor lighting at first and we struggled a bit on the ID. On the way back at
the very end of the path on the edge of the water in the channel, we found
the bird again in much better lighting and there were actually two of them!
We also had a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER closer to Towpath Rd from the dike.
We also saw many KILLDEER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, both species of
YELLOWLEGS, LEAST and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS. A few of us saw a dowitcher
briefly and a few had a STILT SANDPIPER at the beginning. We also got
great looks at an immature BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON and 3 NORTHERN HARRIER
soaring close and low. There were also 11 SANDHILL CRANES and many species
of waterfowl.

My list can be found here which does not include Towpath Road....
http://bit.ly/2vW1LTJ

Thanks to all who came along and thanks to the fine folks at Montezuma for
supporting these annual shorebird walks.

Dave Nicosia

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Date: 9/14/17 6:24 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Heckscher stpk

.parking lot puddle has pectoral, white rumped spprs
viewed from this location at 9.21am on 09-14-2017
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.70011208,-73.16280827
40.70011208,-73.16280827
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Date: 9/14/17 6:04 am
From: Tyler Goldstein <tylergoldstein98...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach West End (this morning)
Lots of Red Knots (76 exact count), Oystercatchers, Sanderlings, and a
couple of Short Billed Dowitchers on the "Coast Guard" sand bar. The west
end area was devoid of songbirds except for one spot that had a handful of
Cape May Warblers, lots of female Redstarts and some Pewees. I also saw
some Merlin and a Kestrel in the median.

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Date: 9/13/17 6:10 pm
From: <redknot...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch Frank Melville Park - Setauket
Tonight in 110 minutes of watching we counted 134 nighthawks. For last night (Tuesday), the night before that, and the night before that we had 27, 26, and 17 nighthawks, respectively. As usual, toward dusk half a dozen birds came down lower to feed over the pond.

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Date: 9/13/17 5:30 pm
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park highlights, Tuesday, 9/12/2017


Pine Warbler (on a pass across the south end of the Reservoir)
double crested cormorant
Mallard

Later-

Wilson's Warbler (Maintenance-adult male, since no one else reported, I
thought I would post)
American Redstart
Black and White Warbler - a few
Ovenbird (Evodia feeders)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Azalea and Upper Lobe)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (high above Swampy Pin Oak area - thank you to
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Eastern Wood Pewee (tree below Olive-sided)
Northern Flicker (several in different locations)
Gray Catbirds - a few

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Date: 9/13/17 9:25 am
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Franklin's Gull + Baird's Sandpiper - Staten Island
Howard Fischer and I just had a Franklin's Gull fly over Miller Field on
Staten Island. It was last seen flying south along the shore with two
Laughing Gulls-

The Baird's Sandpiper had also returned to the puddle in front of the
airplane hangar-

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Date: 9/12/17 10:21 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Tue. 12-Sep-2017
*NY County Highlights (Fall season): *

Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Veery, Yellow Warbler (2) &
Brown-headed Cowbird.

*1st hour*: *14 spp.*; *2nd*: *+7*; *3rd*: *+4*; *4th*: *+3*; *5th*: *+3* = *31
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Date: 9/12/17 10:19 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Go west young man, go west !
In spite of a not so favorable wind direction, and a late start, I still
decided to try the RMSP Hawkwatch, and possibly, beyond ! Arriving at the
p/lot of Field 5 at ~ 1030, the stroll along the boardwalk to the viewing
platform was very quiet, with only one Merlin seen.Once there, I had the
pleasure of saying hello & good-bye to old acquaintances Corey Finger, Mary
Normandia and Seth Ausubel, who were in the process of leaving. The
remaining crew, regulars Trudy Battaly, Drew Panko and Anthony deLuca told
me of their earlier sightings. I stayed ~ 1 & 1/2 hours, during which we
had Sharp-shinned Hawk, Osprey, Merlin, A.Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon and at
least 6 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds !

The trip west on Ocean Pkwy (and then back east) totaled 4 Ospreys, in
addition to a Winter Wren, Palm Warbler and a close-up, juvenile
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron* on the western half of the Gilgo Community. At
the Gilgo Marina there were 6 lingering Foster's Terns, and a brilliant,
male Boat-tailed Grackle. Jones Beach proved to be a real challenge for me
today, not being able to come up with even a "small highlight" !

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Date: 9/12/17 4:53 pm
From: GQ <glennq...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawks, Hauppauge (Suffolk)
18 Common Nighthawks over my house in Hauppauge this evening, fairly high up, 17 heading southwest at 6:15 and a lone bird heading northwest at 6:35, all of them wearing night vision goggles.

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Date: 9/12/17 2:53 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- September 12, 2017
*  NYSY  09.12.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):September 05, 2017 - September 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: September 12  AT 5:00 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of septamber 05, 2017.
Highlights-------------- SNOWY EGRETBLACK-BELLIED PLOVERSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERRED-NECKED PHALAROPECOMMON NIGHTHAWKOLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERPHILADELPHIA VIREOGRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
16 species of shorebirds were reported from the complex this week. As in last week, the majority were seen along the wildlife trail, at Knox-Marsellus Marsh and at Martens Tract. Highlights were RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER and both DOWITCHERS.
     9/5: A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE continued at Martens Tract.     9/8: A SNOWY EGRET was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.     9/9: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was found at towpath Road.     9/10: 6 species of shorebirds including 5 STILT SANDPIPERS were seen at Martens Tract. 5 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at the Morgan Road Marsh. An incredible 109 species of birds were seen along Towpath Road including 15 species of Warblers and 11 species of Shorebirds. Also of note were YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and PHILADELPHIA VIREO.

Onondaga county------------
     9/9: OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were seen at Jamesville Beach and on Comstock Road  in Syracuse. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from Oakwood Cemetary in Syracuse.     9/10: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER were seen at Oneida Shores State Park. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen in Oakwood Cemetary. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.

Oswego County-------------
     9/8: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen along Rt. 81 at Parish.     9/10: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Toad Harbor on Oneida Lake

Madison County------------
     9/5: An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were both seen at the Sky High Sod Farm north of Chittenango.     9/10: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Bonney Hill in Hamilton.     9/12: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Bonney Hill.     
Oneida County------------
     9/6: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen in Waterville. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was sen at Spring Farm Nature Preserve south of Clinton.     9/10: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at the Utica Marsh.     A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at Spring Farm Nature Preserve.

Herkimer County------------
     9/6: A MERLIN was seen at Moss Lake in the Adirondak Park
              
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Date: 9/12/17 4:24 am
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] BBC Evening Presentation Sept 19th 7PM
*Migration Mysteries: Variation in Migration Distances Under Climate Change*
*Presenter: Lisa Manne*


*Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch at Grand Army PlazaSeptember 19
@ 7:00 pm **Lisa Manne**- 9:00 pm*

Lisa Manne, Assistant Professor of Biology at the College of Staten Island,
will present
Migration Mysteries: Variation in Migration Distances for North American
Short-distance Migrants Under Climate Change

Under climate change, bird ranges are tending to shift toward the poles.
There are good reasons to believe that winter ranges might be shifting at
the same rate of speed as are breeding ranges. Her lab is testing this
assertion with long-term data for short-distance North American migrants.
They found a diversity of responses, and a few surprises!

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Date: 9/11/17 7:17 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Mon. 11-Sep-2017
*NY County Highlights (Fall season): *

Common Nighthawk added to eBird list for Governors Island — #179.

Killdeer, Common Tern, Common Nighthawk, Veery, Canada Warbler &
Brown-headed Cowbird (8).

*1st hour*: *18 spp.*; *2nd*: *+3*; *3rd*: *+6*; *4th*: *+9 & 1 taxa*; *5th*:
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Date: 9/11/17 3:31 pm
From: Juan Salas <juansalasprieto1971...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Ruff @ JBWR East Pond
I have restored the link. It is the third bird from the left.

Juan Salas

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> Are we looking at the correct photo? I'm not seeing an obvious Ruff. Is
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Date: 9/11/17 3:23 pm
From: Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Ruff @ JBWR East Pond
Are we looking at the correct photo? I'm not seeing an obvious Ruff. Is the
rightmost bird the candidate?

Angus Wilson

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Date: 9/11/17 3:19 pm
From: Juan Salas <juansalasprieto1971...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Ruff @ JBWR East Pond
Thank you Andrew and John. I hope someone can get better pictures. I will
upload the series Andrew mentioned to the flickr account this evening.

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Date: 9/11/17 3:14 pm
From: John Gluth <jgluth...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Ruff @ JBWR East Pond
Somehow the image link in that eBird checklist was broken, but I managed to track down Juan Salas' Photostream on Flickr and the image is still there. Here's the link:
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Date: 9/11/17 2:25 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Ruff @ JBWR East Pond
Juan Salas, who visited the East Pond yesterday around 5:00 p.m. photographed a Ruff feeding among Greater Yellowlegs.

I just looked at his photos and to me there is not doubt. Congrats to Juan.

See his checklist here http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39121618

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Date: 9/11/17 12:55 pm
From: Dale Dancis <ddancis...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Staten Island/Baird's sandpiper continues
The Baird 's sandpiper reported earlier from Miller's Field continues-seen well with Anne Lazarus-3:00 pm.
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Date: 9/11/17 12:28 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. Sept. 11, 2017 - Savannah & Lincoln's Sparrows, R-c-Kinglet, 14 species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC - Strawberry Fields, Ramble, Great Lawn & Sparrow Rock
Monday, September 11, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: Light winds overnight may have kept the birds from landing farther east (Long Island). The tally today was 14 species of Wood Warblers, but numbers of some warblers were good with 10 Cape May Warblers and 5 Tennessee Warblers. Also a few later mid- to late-fall migrants: Eastern Phoebe, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Brown Thrasher, and Lincoln's and Savannah Sparrows.

Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift - 30
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 6
Herring Gull - many floyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - flyovers
Osprey - flyover
Red-tailed Hawk - young adult (yellow eyes) perched at Tupelo Field
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker - Strawberry Fields
Northern Flicker - 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Empidonax Flycatcher - 2 (probably Alder/Willow a.k.a. Traill's Flycatcher)
Eastern Phoebe - Strawberry Fields
Warbling Vireo - 2 (Sparrow Rock, Strawberry Fields)
Red-eyed Vireo - 6
Blue Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch - Strawberry Fields
House Wren - 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Strawberry Fields
Veery - Strawberry Fields
Swainson's Thrush - 3
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher - SE of Azalea Pond
Cedar Waxwing - flyover flocks of 6 & 20 birds
Savannah Sparrow - Sparrow Rock*
Lincoln's Sparrow - Strawberry Fields
Baltimore Oriole - 2 hatch-year birds west side of the Great Lawn
Northern Waterthrush - 3
Black-and-white Warbler - 4
Tennessee Warbler - 5
Common Yellowthroat - 10 including 1 adult male and 1 hatch-year male
American Redstart - 12 (2 adult males)
Cape May Warbler - 10 (all plumages)
Northern Parula - 5
Magnolia Warbler - 10
Yellow Warbler - 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3
Blackpoll Warbler - west side of Great Lawn
Black-throated Blue Warbler - female in Tupelo at Tupelo Field
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 (Strawberry Fields, NW Great Lawn)
Canada Warbler - Ramble SE of Azalea Pond
Scarlet Tanager - SE corner of Turtle Pond
Northern Cardinal


*Sparrow Rock is a rock outcrop west of the Great Lawn and east of Tanner's Spring. Sparrow Ridge, a.k.a. the Grassy Knoll, is at the north end of Central Park.

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Date: 9/11/17 9:04 am
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper - Staten Island
The Miller Field Baird's Sandpiper continues for a third day at the puddle
in front of the airplane hangar-

Jose
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Date: 9/11/17 8:10 am
From: Richard Fried <rfried...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Tomorrow's Linnaean Society of NY Program, Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, the Linnaean Society of New
York 2017-18 Speaker Program will feature the first two presentations of our
new season.



September 12, 2017

6:00 pm Boldest and Most Beautiful: The Traprock Ridgelands of the
Connecticut Valley Dr. Peter LeTourneau

The ridges of basalt lava (traprock) rising high above the Connecticut
Valley from New Haven to Northampton comprise the most important natural
region in southern New England. The mountainous terrain forms a green
corridor featuring a mosaic of unique microbiomes, including alpine sedge
meadows, talus (scree) barrens, summit balds, vernal pool complexes, and
many others. A diverse population of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and
birds find refuge and habitat in the traprock corridor. The most important
migratory route for raptors in New England, the traprock hills are again
hosting resident Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, and others, after nearly
one hundred years of extirpation. The traprock highlands of the Connecticut
Valley were also the focus of important nineteenth-century landscape artists
such as Thomas Cole and Frederic Church. Dr. Peter LeTourneau, a recognized
authority on the geology of the Triassic-Jurassic rift basins of the
circum-North Atlantic region, will discuss current problems and progress in
conservation of this special region.

7:30 pm Birding Without Borders: An Epic World Big Year Noah Strycker

In 2015, bird nerd Noah Strycker of Oregon became the first person to see
more than half of the planets bird species in a single, yearlong,
round-the-world birding trip. Anything could have happened, and a lot did.
He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and sleep
deprivation, survived airline snafus and car breakdowns and mudslides and
torrential floods, skirted war zones, and had the time of his life. Birding
on seven continents and carrying only a pack on his back, Strycker enlisted
the enthusiastic support of local birders to tick off more than 6,000
species, including Adlie Penguins in Antarctica, a Harpy Eagle in Brazil, a
Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Thailand, and a Green-breasted Pitta in Uganda. He
shared the adventure in real time on his daily blog, and now he reveals the
inside story. This humorous and inspiring presentation about Stryckers epic
World Big Year will leave you with a new appreciation for the birds and
birders of the world.



Both presentations are free and will be held in the Linder Theater on the
first floor of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Enter at West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. All
welcome!



Complete details of these exciting presentations and the rest of the
2016-2017 program can be found here:

http://linnaeannewyork.org/calendar-programs-trips/programs2017-2018.html





Richard Fried

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Date: 9/11/17 7:29 am
From: Rob Jett <citybirder...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Lark & Clay-colored Sparrows in Green-Wood Cemetery continues
I just received word from Paige Linden-Brams that the Lark & Clay-colored Sparrows continue at Green-Wood Cemetery. The spot is the slope along Sylvan Avenue above the Sylvan Water.

Good birding,

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Date: 9/11/17 5:47 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] East Pond Report 9-10-17
An American Avocet was observed (sans night goggles) on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. It was first observed just north of the Raunt but then relocated to the north end of the pond, south of Dead Man's Cove.

Other notables included a couple of Caspian Terns - at least 3 have frequented the pond of late.

Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper spent most of its time near the south entrance - Observed on the way in and several hours later on my way out.

17 Stilt Sandpipers all on the north end. 7 White-rumped Sandpipers, including "gimpy" whose banged up leg has not hampered him/her in surviving the marauding Peregrine Falcons that continue to terrorize the shorebirds.

3 Western Sandpipers provided excellent viewing and studying alongside several big billed Semipalmated Sandpipers.

An estimated 200 Semipalmated Sandpipers, mostly juveniles.

2 Flyover American Pipits that landed north of the Raunt.

Cheers,

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Date: 9/11/17 4:07 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Manhattan, NYC 9/9 & 9/10 - much migration
Manhattan, N.Y. City -
including the highlights of a very good weekend migration that featured a LARK Sparrow Sunday, with some details below. That sparrow was seen nearest to the West 77 Street entrance of Central Park, but after initial observations it is possible it moved on, or simply to another area in the park.

On Saturday, 9 Sept., I made a mid-afternoon run through a number of lower Manhattan’s small parks & green-spaces, curious to see what migrants might have been in such locations. For the most, not all that much in my searchings, however, at least one location, now (lately) best-known for a vagrant W. Tanager which put in a winter visit, at City Hall Park (lower Manhattan, south of Chambers Street) which is also a site that can have a variety of migrants or visiting (non-feral) species, at this & other times of the year.

In just 45 minutes at City Hall Park on Sat. (9/9), I turned up the following between about 1:15 & 2 p.m. (those who know this park know that 45 min’s. is an indicator that there were a variety of birds to be seen: it is a fairly small space, & some areas are not open to the general public for security reasons. Most of the large old trees can be viewed however from edges of the closed sections, & often there can be a concentration of migrants (when present) in the northern portion, a public, & often-busy east-west path that runs between City Hall itself & the old court building to its north. (I soon after checked in the green-space of Trinity Church’s cemetery, which is open to the public daily, but saw just a few migrants in that more-sparsely treed area. The list from City Hall Park though included: Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1), Red-eyed Vireo (2), Blue Jay (6), Veery (1), Swainson’s Thrush (2), Gray Catbird (min. of 6, perhaps more), and these Warblers: Northern Parula (2), Chestnut-sided Warbler (1), Magnolia Warbler (3), Cape May Warbler (1, adult female), Black-throated Blue Warbler (3, incl. an adult male), Black-throated Green Warbler (1, 1st-fall male), Blackpoll Warbler (at least 1, poss. 2), Black-and-white Warbler (4, all seen in same area noted above), American Redstart (5+, some were fairly mobile within the park’s area), Ovenbird (1), Common Yellowthroat (at least 3, possibly more, in extensive shrub-flower plantings, not all fully-accessible to the general public) - that’s 11 warbler spp. in a fairly small, somewhat enclosed space… it is interesting that this park may receive a good no. &/or variety of migrants, & other small greenspaces nearby may or may not - one very evident factor here, large, old, fairly healthy trees, & fair amounts of ground-cover, more so than in most of the adjacent nearest greenspaces. At Trinity Church, a few American Redstarts were all the migrants I noted, after 2 p.m. -

Then on a slight zig-zag run up to Stuyvesant-town, a building complex which also has had a history of birders & some nice bird finds in just recent years, I found a Canada Warbler (at the “oval”), & a few American Redstarts, & Common Yellowthroat, as well as Swainson’s Thrush. This site is off First Ave. north of E. 14th St., & from there, a quick hop to Union Square Park (off Broadway at 14-17th Streets) and just a few of same, minus the thrush… (& a LOT of park-users). At Madison Square Park (Madison & Fifth Ave’s., 23rd-26th Sts.), I did not spend a great deal of time, seeing fairly few birds but again, a few American Redstarts, & a Common Yellowthroat. These parks all have brought interesting, and some rare migrants or visitors in recent times. I then continued back uptown into Central Park, where I had started out much, much earlier, & managed to see just a few (3, to be exact) of the Broad-winged Hawks that others had seen later in the day as they passed directly over (J. Suzuki & others saw more, and more of a variety as well).

On Saturday, I observed some flight of smaller birds, seemingly all passerine types, in the light of the large moon high in the sky, from 4 a.m. to first-light, before 6. The numbers were impressive but also high enough that certainly a very high percentage were lost in the surrounding darkness, with observation from a point with some muted lighting, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, & with a very wide view of sky, taking in more than 180 degrees. At least 360 smaller birds were seen all moving SW in the 100+ minutes of observing. I attempted the same, from the same viewing location, on Sunday morning at the same time-period. For Sunday, if anything many birds seemed even higher (perhaps well over 500 feet up) & the numbers seemed far less, roughly halved. On each day I then commenced birding in Central Park by sunrise, & worked thru much of the northern third, & then southern third, of the park, with the above-noted ‘break’ on Saturday, & a separate break for family-time, mid-day Sunday.

On Saturday it was possible to stand nearly stationary in one n. woods location & observe 16 species of warblers in less than 45 minutes. Also very evident in the first hour of daylight on Saturday were the numbers of such species as Eastern Wood-Pewee, Red-eyed Vireo, Magnolia Warbler, and American Redstart, with somewhat smaller numbers of Veery, Swainson’s Thrush, & about half of the warbler species - notably including at least 10 (ten) Cape May, some of which were possibly the ones seen a short while later at the adjacent Great Hill, but I think easily not; this has been an almost-exceptional season for Cape May Warbler, & sightings from all around the northeast suggest the species may have had a better breeding season than average. Also in more-modest, but impressive numbers were Tennessee, and N. Parula warblers, and in the first showing of double-digit numbers this fall, Scarlet Tanagers & Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. The activity level was such, and feeding began so rapidly once the early local-movement was starting to settle a bit, a vast majority of these migrants had clearly just arrived, overnight. At the same time there did not seem to be much of a mass (observable) diurnal flight at the n. end, even with some birds still coming north in “displacement flight” (which in Central Park in fall migration, can be birds on extra-heavy migration nights, are still moving into first-light, & may “pile-up” as they reach the park’s south & western edges, which means (for most part) tall buildings, & fewer trees, so that a flight reversal will happen - & this may also continue on as the sun is rising, & as more birds are too-crowded in at one area of trees (it has to be added that although an enclosed space in the middle of Manhattan as Central Park is, & with so many trees, it also contains very large open areas of lawn, and water-bodies, which offer no good space for all the many migrants requiring some vegetation beyond turf or lawn grass, or open waters. There is just so much space for a large number of migrants to feed in, as well, & some migratory flights are large enough to push the newest arrivals on a morning out, on to less-crowded habitat patches. If looked at from a small migrant’s perspective, an urban park such as Central is both a blessing (with its large & varied trees) and a ‘curse' (with very limited room for the times when many thousands of very hungry birds are about).

Some of the birds that were seen in earliest morning did disperse a bit as they typically do after a big arrival, & as noted above, there was a flight into more of lower Manhattan, as well. On Sunday, it seemed that some of Saturday’s many birds may have dispersed a bit more, & of course some also may have departed completely, but there also were some signs of further, fresj arrival in terms of birds stopping in (and not only from the additional strong over-flights of Sat. night). At least 24 species of warblers were found in Central Park in the 2 days of the weekend, & there were a few reports suggesting another several species having been seen as well. At least 22 species of warbler were present in the park on Sunday alone.

It was unfortunate that a LARK SPARROW found & reported by Mary Beth Kooper, & then seen by a small no. of observers, including Joe Giunta (who leads regular walks for NYCAS, a non-profit N.Y. City Audubon organization) & at least part of his guided migration-walk group, did not show for any number of later seekers. Perhaps it will be re-found, and if so, obviously ought to be approached quietly and in hopes of many others having the chance to see.

Saturday & Sunday, 9th & 10 September, 2017
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron (to at least Sat.)
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck (2)
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (minimum of 8 on both days, Reservoir & Meer)
Green-winged Teal (thanks to Gina Goldstein for reporting these 3 birds at the Lake’s northern lobe, for long-time Central Park birder Janet Wooten)
Bufflehead (a single male, Sat. but not re-found later in day, Meer)
Osprey (both days)
Bald Eagle (at least 2 were seen on Saturday, likely more)
Northern Harrier (Saturday)
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk (small numbers were seen Saturday)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin (Saturday)
Peregrine Falcon
Spotted Sandpiper (at least to Saturday)
Laughing Gull (Reservoir, daily, often later in day, into Sunday)
Ring-billed Gull
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Saturday, north woods)
Chimney Swift (major movements both days)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (migrating and in park feeding, both days)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker (fairly common Sat. morning in north end, fewer Sunday)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (one, east of Blockhouse, Sat.)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (fairly common on Sat., fewer Sunday)
Empidonax Flycatcher (modest no’s. of prob. several species)
Eastern Phoebe (still not many, had been noted a week ago by mult. observers)
Great Crested Flycatcher (fair no’s., both days)
Eastern Kingbird (one, Saturday, at the Meer)
Blue-headed Vireo (2, Saturday, n. woods)
Warbling Vireo (not that many, & fewer Sunday)
Red-eyed Vireo (common both days, esp. at n. end, and also multiple in s. end)
Blue Jay (common)
American Crow
Barn Swallow (modest no. of fly-overs Sat.)
Black-capped Chickadee (very scarce so far)
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren (fewer by Sunday)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (6+ Sat., & a few on Sunday)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (multiple, Sat. in north end)
Veery (10++, Sat. & some also on Sunday)
Swainson's Thrush (8+ on each day)
Wood Thrush (2 in north woods, Sat.)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (many)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (in several locations)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (100’s moving Sat. morning, seemed fewer on Sunday)

Tennessee Warbler (still fairly numnerous to Sat. & some also on Sun.)
Nashville Warbler (scarce on both days)
Northern Parula (fairly common on Sat.)
Yellow Warbler (several, both days)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (not scarce on either day)
Magnolia Warbler (near-common on Sat. & still in numbers to Sunday)
Cape May Warbler (12++ park-wide, esp. on Sat. but still 8+ Sunday & many, many obervers of multiples)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (fairly widespread, if not too numerous)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (very few, mostly noted around Meer & n. end)
Black-throated Green Warbler (somewhat scarce so far)
Blackburnian Warbler (1, Sat. - getting slightly late now)
Pine Warbler (several, n. end, also in Pinetum East Sat.)
Palm Warbler (scarce so far)
Bay-breasted Warbler (fair numbers continued into Sun.)
Blackpoll Warbler (12+++ Saturday, seemed fewer Sun.)
Black-and-white Warbler (multiple & esp. numerous Sat.)
American Redstart (very numerous Sat., fewer by Sun.)
Ovenbird (not scarce in quiet shaded areas of woods)
Northern Waterthrush (2 in n. end on Sat.)
Connecticut Warbler (well-seen & photo’d. by some, in same area, Sparrow Rock, some wondered if poss. 2 individuals in the area, although no sighting took in two together)
Common Yellowthroat (common enough)
Hooded Warbler (1st-year bird, Sat. in the Hallett Sanctuary)
Wilson's Warbler (few, both days)
Canada Warbler (few; I noted none on Sunday, others may have)

Scarlet Tanager (multiple, both days)
Chipping Sparrow (several on both days)
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow (few, both days, incl. at least 2 in north end to Sunday)
Swamp Sparrow (several on both days)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (fairly common on Sat. in some areas of woods)
Indigo Bunting (2 Saturday, not noted by me on Sunday)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (few on Sat.)
Baltimore Oriole (7 counted in n. end on Sat., & several Sunday park-wide)
Purple Finch (male & female type, Sat. in n. end)
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

There are some continuing uncommon butterflies being documented in the park, to Sunday, including American Snout, White M Hairstreak, and Fiery Skipper, along with a modest selection of the far more common butterflies of the park, & also a modest no. of Monarchs, both on the move southwest & some finding flowers to feed on. Lots of other insect life as well, and much in areas of lush flower-plantings all around the park at this time of the year.

Good birding and thanks to those who do so quietly, and with respect of the birds and all.

Tom Fiore,
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Date: 9/10/17 9:01 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] 2 successful walks, each done by 2 different people with different styles...and goals !
My wife RuthAnn and I arrived at Parking Field 5, RMSP at ~ 1520. We
started walking toward the lighthouse together, but soon parted. She has a
fast pace, and wanted a good workout, while I walk slower than she does,
even when there isn't many birds to admire ! When I finally reached the
"Light", I found Ruth relaxing on one of the commemorative benches that
have been placed around the base of it. After a short stay, we headed back
toward the car, with Ruth resuming her power walk, while I headed west in
my comfortable gait...but not before reading all the dedication plaques on
each of the ~ dozen benches - all having wonderful sentiments expressed !

I, of course, was last getting back, finding a contented spouse, matching
my feelings exactly ! Although there weren't many birds, I did see 2
Peregrine Falcons, an immature in flight, as I approached the "Light",
along with a perched adult, busily eating its prey, and providing some
neat photos, on my return leg.

Cheers,
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Date: 9/10/17 7:17 pm
From: <redknot...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch
The last two nights (Saturday and Sunday) have been quieter with 36 and 17 nighthawks seen respectively. Tonight most birds passed to the west, well south of the stone bridge with one bird, a female, providing close views as it fed overhead.

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Date: 9/10/17 5:24 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., Sep. 10, 2017 - 15 Species of Wood Warblers, E. Phoebe, Green-winged Teal
Central Park NYC
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Robert DeCandido, Phd, Deborah Allen, m.ob.


Highlights:15 Species of Wood Warblers including Blue-winged, Tennessee, and Cape May Warblers; Flycatchers including an Eastern Phoebe at the Tupelo Field; and Green-winged Teal (3) at the Upper Lobe.

Canada Goose - 93 Reservoir
Mallard around 30
Northern Shoveler - 3 (2 males & 1 female) NE Reservoir
Gadwall - 2 NE Reservoir
Green-winged Teal - 3 Upper Lobe*
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift - 5 or 6 overhead in a couple of locations
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 Tupelo Field, others elsewhere
Ring-billed Gull - around 20 Reservoir
Herring Gull - around 30 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - at least 10 Reservoir
By 2:30pm gull numbers on the Reservoir had increased to at least 400 birds.
Double-crested Cormorant - 7 Reservoir
Osprey - 3 (Oak Bridge (Jo Fasciolo), Maintenance Field, Summer House)
Sharp-shinned Hawk - seen from Bow Bridge (Adam Fasciolo)
Red-tailed Hawk - the same immature with a heavily spotted breast seen twice overhead (Maint. Field & Oak Bridge)
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Northern Flicker - 3 or 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Upper Lobe
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe - Tupelo Field (Jo Fasciolo)
Red-eyed Vireo - several locations
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee - 2 (Sandra Critelli)
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 (Humming Tombstone & Ramble)
House Wren - 2 (Willow Rock, Triplet's Bridge)
Carolina Wren - Willow Rock
Veery - Triplet's Bridge
Swainson's Thrush - Oak Bridge
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher - Belvedere Castle
Ovenbird - Tupelo Field (Jo Fasciolo)
Blue-winged Warbler - top of the Point
Black-and-white Warbler - 3
Tennessee Warbler - 3 (2 Turtle Pond (Bob - early a.m.), 1 just SW of Tanner's Spring)
Common Yellowthroat - 3
American Redstart - adult male west side of Azalea Pond, others elsewhere
Cape May Warbler - 4 or 5
Northern Parula - 5
Magnolia Warbler - 8
Yellow Warbler - Turtle Pond (Bob - early a.m.)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 (Tupelo Field (Sandra Critelli), bridge south of Sparrow Rock, Sparrow Rock)
Blackpoll Warbler - 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler - Triplet's Bridge (Sandra Critelli)
Canada Warbler - Triplet's Bridge
Wilson's Warbler - west side of Azalea Pond
Scarlet Tanager - 3 (Upper Lobe, female Triplet's Bridge (Adam & Jo Fasciolo), male Triplet's Bridge (Carine Mitchell))
Northern Cardinal - adults and juveniles, still some begging calls heard from the young birds
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 (male King of Poland, female Balcony Bridge)
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Roger Pasquier reported Olive-sided Flycatchers at Strawberry Fields and above the rock outcrop just west of Iphigene's Walk this morning. He also provided reliable reports of Philadelphia Vireos on Tuesday September 5th, Wednesday September 6th, and Friday August 25th.

Peter Haskel and Karen Evans reported a Scarlet Tanager and Pine Warbler on the east side of Turtle Pond.

Pat Dubren reported American Goldfinches at Sparrow Rock and a continuing Palm Warbler (western) at the Locust Grove.

*Gina Goldstein tweeted at 2:58pm that Janet Wooten had found Green-winged Teal and [a] Wood Duck at the Upper Lobe. We saw our 3 Green-winged Teal in dense shade at 8:36am., and I wasn't able to identify them until looking at them in Photoshop much later.

A number of nice birds got tweeted today including a Lark Sparrow at Triplet's Bridge at 9:58am from Mary Beth Kooper (later confirmed by Joe Giunta), and seen by others including David Barrett. This was followed by a tweet at 11:49am from Anthony Collerton of a Connecticut Warbler at Sparrow Rock, presumably the bird found by Ryan Zucker on Friday. Then David Barrett tweeted a Lincoln's Sparrow at Sparrow Rock at 12:00pm. A Tennessee Warbler close to Tanner's Spring, tweeted by Martin Sandler at 2:22pm, was likely the same bird found by Richard ZainEldeen.

My apologies for any omissions and under-counts,

Deb Allen

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Date: 9/10/17 1:33 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Western kingbird retraction
Sorry everybody...Arie saw my pic and I was wrong on the ID..it was a great crested flycatcher... -kev

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Date: 9/10/17 11:18 am
From: Rob Jett <citybirder...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Lark & Clay-colored Sparrows in Green-Wood Cemetery
A Lark Sparrow, originally reported from Green-Wood Cemetery yesterday, was relocated this afternoon by Daisy Paul and seen by many. As a nice bonus, it was hanging out with a Clay-colored Sparrow.

It was initially found yesterday on the grass at the NE edge of the Sylvan Water in front of the mausoleum “Kidder Hathaway”. Today it was relocated not too far away up Sylvan Avenue near Cliff Path. The Lark Sparrow subsequently moved along Cliff Path and near where it intersects with Landscape Avenue. When I left the Clay-colored had not been refound, but that might have changed.

For those not familiar with Green-Wood Cemetery, the Sylvan Water is the largest body of water and only about 500 yards southwest of the main entrance. Free maps are available at the entrance.

Good birding,

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Date: 9/10/17 11:10 am
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Western kingbird at jones now
Near entrance to coast guard station,about 50 yards down towards wrst end 2 lot.. in dunes ...refound by Sue-Kev

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Date: 9/10/17 9:48 am
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nighthawk at jones beach dunes...
Park at west end 2...walk into dunes using the "following activities prohibited sign" by exit of lot...walk thru dunes and look for the shaggy dead tree that is close to the road/entrance to coast guard...its there in plain site...middle of tree height..ill try to stick around to help...-kev

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Date: 9/10/17 6:51 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red headed woodpecker oakland lake

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viewed from this location at 9.47am on 09-10-2017
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.75902968,-73.76005059
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Date: 9/10/17 6:36 am
From: matthieu.benoit76 <matthieu.benoit76...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay park: whimbrels, summer tanager & many song birds
There are actually 3 Whimbrels now.


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2 Whimbrels now in turtle pond. 1 was there yesterday from 7:30 to 10:30 at least.Clear morning flight earlier east to west along the dirt path next to the landfill, over 300 warblers seen in flight in 1 hour. Trees were crowded with birds. Highlight was 1 summer tanager. Also bay breasted warbler, cape May warbler, yellow bellied flycatcher, yellow billed cukoo, etc. Morning flight also witnessed yesterday from Twin islands were the most common warbler was tenessee, over than 12 in the same group of trees which is unusual for the park.
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Date: 9/10/17 6:34 am
From: matthieu.benoit76 <matthieu.benoit76...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay park: whimbrels, summer tanager & many song birds
2 Whimbrels now in turtle pond. 1 was there yesterday from 7:30 to 10:30 at least.Clear morning flight earlier east to west along the dirt path next to the landfill, over 300 warblers seen in flight in 1 hour. Trees were crowded with birds. Highlight was 1 summer tanager. Also bay breasted warbler, cape May warbler, yellow bellied flycatcher, yellow billed cukoo, etc. Morning flight also witnessed yesterday from Twin islands were the most common warbler was tenessee, over than 12 in the same group of trees which is unusual for the park.
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Date: 9/10/17 4:52 am
From: Timothy Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird, Jones Beach
Just found a Western Kingbird hawking insects at the entrance road for the Coast Guard station. The whole area seems lively and birdy.

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Date: 9/10/17 4:42 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Rockefeller State Park Preserve (Westchester County)
W
​arbler movement has been quite good at Rockefeller State Park Preserve,
Westchester County with 18 species of warblers reported yesterday between
various birders. One eBird list here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39079881

Others recent RSPP lists here:

<goog_594918743>
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L299350/activity


Biggest concentrations of migrants frequenting these areas:
(1) on highest and flat part of Overlook Trail around stands of
Japanese-Angelica ​(*Aralia elata) *an invasive known to draw in warblers
like Tennessee and Black-throated Blue,

(2) on the southern portion of Ash Tree Loop, and

(3) on northwestern corner of Swan Lake
along Brothers' Path, often good spot early morning.

Trail map here:
https://parks.ny.gov/parks/attachments/RockefellerTrailMap.pdf


Other info in case of interest to some:

Rockefeller SPP does get quite busy with walkers by mid morning. There is
$6/vehicle parking fee collected (Apr-Oct) after you enter the main lot,
via automated kiosk, unless you have NYS State Park sticker or, for those
eligible, if you get a senior pass from office 9:00am-4:30pm.

Another (free) entry point is to park on Old Sleepy Hollow Road, also good
for accessing the Pocantico/Eagle Hill trails. Google link here to that
spot: https://goo.gl/maps/j7vKJfmq9t92

Tend to be less walkers in this part of the preserve.

Main gate was open for entry pre-dawn; we entered ~5:45am.


Saw Mill River Audubon offers free bird walks at RSPP on 2nd & 3rd Mondays

Next SMRA bird walks at RSPP
2nd Monday, 9/11 next, 7:30am from main parking

3rd Monday, 9/18 next, 7:30am from Sleepy Holllow Rd trails entrance
Walk times switch to 8:30am Oct-Apr


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Date: 9/9/17 6:10 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.

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Yellow highlights a species added for the first time recently.

*Allegany County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Allegany>*
Ruddy Turnstone (31-Aug-2017)

*Bronx County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Bronx>*
Whimbrel (30-Aug-2017)

*Columbia County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Columbia>*
Sanderling (7-Sep-2017)

*Hamilton County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Hamilton>*
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (23-Apr-2017)

*Oswego County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Oswego>*
Marbled Godwit (23-Aug-2017)

*Otsego County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Otsego>*
Snowy Owl (10-Dec-2013)

*Richmond County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Richmond>*
Leach's Storm-Petrel (30-Oct-2012)
Red Phalarope (30-Oct-2012)
Pomarine Jaeger (30-Oct-2012)

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Date: 9/9/17 5:52 pm
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Sands Point Preserve (Nassau): 16 warbler species inc. Connecticut
Thanks for reporting in a timely fashion, I'll get out my night vision goggles and see if any of those birds are still around.

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> On Sep 9, 2017, at 6:37 PM, GQ <glennq...> wrote:
>
> Very active in the preserve this morning from 8AM to 11 AM. especially around the pond. 16 species of warblers highlighted by a cooperative Connecticut walking around the path on the west side of the pond at 8:30AM.
>
> Blue-winged-1
> Tennessee-13
> Nashville-4
> Parula-5
> Magnolia-3
> Black-throated Blue-1
> Black-throated Green-4
> Blackburnian-1
> Chestnut-sided-3
> Bay-breasted-1
> Blackpoll-6
> Prairie-3
> Connecticut-1
> Common Yellowthroat-6
> Canada-1
> American Redstart-12
>
> Many more unidentified warblers than listed here. 3 Prairie is a high count for this site.
> Also 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 20+ Red-eyed Vireos, 2 Scarlet Tanagers, 3 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, 1 Eastern Wood Pewee, 2 Least Flycatcher, 1 Wood Thrush, 1 Veery.
>
> Not a single Black-and-white Warbler or Northern Flicker.....
>
> Cheers,
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> Glenn
>
> Glenn Quinn
> Hauppauge, NY
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Date: 9/9/17 3:37 pm
From: GQ <glennq...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sands Point Preserve (Nassau): 16 warbler species inc. Connecticut
Very active in the preserve this morning from 8AM to 11 AM. especially around the pond. 16 species of warblers highlighted by a cooperative Connecticut walking around the path on the west side of the pond at 8:30AM.

Blue-winged-1
Tennessee-13
Nashville-4
Parula-5
Magnolia-3
Black-throated Blue-1
Black-throated Green-4
Blackburnian-1
Chestnut-sided-3
Bay-breasted-1
Blackpoll-6
Prairie-3
Connecticut-1
Common Yellowthroat-6
Canada-1
American Redstart-12

Many more unidentified warblers than listed here. 3 Prairie is a high count for this site.
Also 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 20+ Red-eyed Vireos, 2 Scarlet Tanagers, 3 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, 1 Eastern Wood Pewee, 2 Least Flycatcher, 1 Wood Thrush, 1 Veery.

Not a single Black-and-white Warbler or Northern Flicker.....

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Date: 9/9/17 3:10 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., Sept.9, 2017 - 15 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Palm Warbler (Western), Scarlet Tanager, & more
Central Park NYC
Saturday September 9, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob

Highlights: 15 Species of Wood Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Flycatchers, and Thrushes.

Canada Goose - Reservoir
Mallard - Reservoir & Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 7
Ring-billed Gull - Reservoir
Herring Gull - Reservoir & flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - Reservoir
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 overhead west side of Azalea Pond (Drew Stadlin & Andrea Hessel)
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 2 or 3 (David Barrett & Vicki Seabrook)
Least Flycatcher - Shakespeare Garden (Drew Stadlin)
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 (Shakeseare Garden & Locust Grove)
Warbling Vireo - Belvedere Castle
Red-eyed Vireo - 5
Blue Jay - several locations
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 (Locust Grove & Azalea Pond)
House Wren - 5 (Tupelo Field (Gillian Henry), 2 Strawberry Fields (E. J. Bartolazo), Shakespeare Garden, Locust Grove)
Carolina Wren - foot of Warbler Rock (Jean Cappella)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3 uphill from Boathouse
Veery - Tupelo Field (Peter Haskel)
Swainson's Thrush - Ramble
Hermit Thrush - arch near Triplet's Bridge
Wood Thrush - top of Oven/chez Armando (Bob - early a.m.)
Gray Catbird - several locations
Cedar Waxwing - several flocks - 8, 21, and 11 birds each
House Finch - Oven
Song Sparrow - Tupelo Field (David Barrett)
Baltimore Oriole - 3 (2 Pinetum (Vicki Seabrook), 1 adult male elms opposite Belvedere Castle (Bob - early a.m.))
Common Grackle
Ovenbird - 4
Northern Waterthrush - 2 or 3
Black-and-white Warbler - 6
Tennessee Warbler - 3 (Shakespeare Garden, Bow Bridge (Jean Shum), Belvedere Castle (Bob 6:30am))
Common Yellowthroat - 10
American Redstart - 10
Cape May Warbler - 4 or 5
Northern Parula - 3 (David Barrett)
Magnolia Warbler - 15
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 (David Barrett)
Blackpoll Warbler - 2 (Strawberry Fields & Tupelo Field)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 2 males (Tupelo Field & Strawberry Fields)
Palm Warbler - western subspecies Pinetum (first-of-season)
Black-throated Green Warbler - 3 (Bow Bridge & Wagner Cove)
Canada Warbler - 3
Scarlet Tanager - 4 (female Pinetum, 3 elms opposite Belvedere Castle (Bob - early a.m.))
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 Shakespeare Garden

Thanks to John Sheehy for pointing out some of the birds in Shakespeare Garden including 3 Cape May Warblers and a Great Crested Flycatcher.

Pat Dubren reported a Nashville Warbler at Sparrow Rock.

Hawk watching picked-up a bit. Tweets this afternoon came from David Barrett reporting 2 southbound Bald Eagles, Broad-winged and Cooper's Hawks, and Ospreys. Later, at around 4pm, Junko Suzuki reported a kettle of Broad-winged Hawks.

No early morning flight today other than small passerines coming in from the east (Bob - early morning observations from Belvedere Castle).

Deb Allen

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Date: 9/9/17 2:29 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Ovenbird at Hempstead lake
Got a good view of the ovenbird...park at parking lot 2, down first trail on right, where the trail turns left..and if u continued left you'd be at the dog walk by lake...of course it quickly became invisible..trying to relocate-kev

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Date: 9/9/17 2:21 pm
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper at Miller Field, Staten Island
As of 5:21PM the bird is still here-

Jose

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Date: 9/9/17 1:56 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Avocet at Cupsogue
Brent Bomkamp, Brendan Fogarty and I just had an Avocet out in the flats North of the parking lot.

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Date: 9/9/17 9:27 am
From: Michael Yuan <mjyuan...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Avocet north end east pond
Now lounging with Canada geese just north of the Raunt on the south end of the east pond.

Mike Yuan
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> On Sep 9, 2017, at 9:12 AM, Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> wrote:
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> .imm bird. First spotted by Liz Dinapatrick. She found herself a lifer.
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Date: 9/9/17 7:26 am
From: Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Connecticut warbler at Alley Pond Park
Off trail bordering the Grand Central Parkway where it meets the Cross Island Expressway. Found by (who else?) Eric Miller.

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Date: 9/9/17 7:07 am
From: Timothy Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] UPDATE: Morning flight at Robert Moses - WEKI, LASP, DICK, RHWO, warblers galore
The east-to-west movement of birds at Robert Moses started to slow down around 9 AM, but it was a fantastic show. A young Red-headed Woodpecker, a Western Kingbird, and a heard-only Dickcissel were among the birds passing by, and a Lark Sparrow briefly teed up in a dead pine near the northeastern exit of Field 2. I recorded hundreds of warblers this morning, predominantly Redstarts and Black-and-whites. A few Cape Mays that landed in the low shrubberies were among the highlights. Need to compile my tallies and look at some images for final totals. If the morning flight is any indication, there may be additional interesting birds that moved in last night, waiting to be discovered.

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Date: 9/9/17 7:04 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Fri. 8-Sep-2017
*NY County Highlights (Fall Season): *

A Peregrine Falcon was seen a few minutes before sunset perching on the
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Common Tern, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Waterthrush, Chestnut-sided
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*1st hour*: *10 spp.*; *2nd*: *+8*; *3rd*: *+5*; *4th*: *+2 plus 1 taxa
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Date: 9/9/17 6:12 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Avocet north end east pond

.imm bird. First spotted by Liz Dinapatrick. She found herself a lifer.
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Date: 9/9/17 5:52 am
From: Jeffrey Ritter <jritt...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Alley Pond Park, Queens -Golden-winged Warbler
Same individual from last week. By steps near Little Alley Pond.

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Date: 9/9/17 4:59 am
From: Timothy Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Morning flight at Robert Moses
Lots of movement so far today. Good numbers and decent diversity, nothing I crazy yet. Get out if you can!

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Date: 9/9/17 4:32 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] CT Warbler, etc. Central Park, NYC 9/8 - Friday
Friday, 8 September, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

A Connecticut Warbler, likely first of this year in the park, was found & reported by Ryan Zucker of Manhattan, late in the afternoon, at an area locally called by many birders “sparrow rock”, which is across the park’s West Drive from Summit Rock (the latter an official park designation seen on some maps); this is roughly near West 83 Street inside the park. It’s also just north & a bit east of the Winterdale Arch, which a paved ped. path & the old cindered bridle path each go beneath while the park’s West Drive runs over it; nearest park entrance to that arch is at West 81 Street. The lawn areas, & occasionally the rock outcrop, may have unleashed dogs before the 9 am hours daily. Park reg’s specify all dogs on-leash (where permitted off-leash at all) after 9 a.m. in all areas of the park. The bird of interest may have moved east a bit, after the initial sighting; RZ & two other keen (sharp-eyed) birders were on the hunt through much of the remaining hours in the day, but the skulker was not re-found by anyone later.

Overall, a day with a lot of early migration movement (and in the prior night), but activity seemed a bit less than some had anticipated, esp. by around mid-day. Even so, with the Connecticut, at least 21 species of warblers were found in the park on the day, with a few other species perhaps in single or low-single-digit numbers. Of the other warblers it was again notable that more than a few Cape May Warblers were seen, in areas of the park from the SE end (at Hallett Sanctuary) to multiple locations in the Ramble area in addition to the Great Hill / n. woods. Also still in the multiple, having a fairly good fall season, are Tennesee & just now, slightly more Blackpoll Warblers, with more than 8 of each in almost as many locations.

A fairly good flight of visible migrants took place early, as seen from near Belvedere Castle, at an overlook that faces north & east - species moving in the first 2 hours of daylight included many hummingbirds (all presumed our usual species), and Bobolink, as well as some orioles, all appearing to be Baltimore Oriole, and a higher flight of warblers (& some other types of passerines), with most going unidentified to species, although at least some (lower) were Common Yellowthroats. One additional species in numbers, passing in early morning - Cedar Waxwing. Much later on, despite a nice sky for watching, no notable raptor movement was seen other than some Ospreys. Wind out of the west, not NW, on Fri. is typically not the best for autumn raptor movement at Central Park, but that is subject to fluctuation according to the complexities of migration & weather.

Sightings from all over the park, & at hours from early morning to about 4:30 p.m. (& later by a few…)

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Osprey (minimum of 6, fly-overs seen after 10 a.m.)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Spotted Sandpiper
Laughing Gull (at least 2, reservoir dike, afternoon)
Ring-billed Gull
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift (very few, even during a sky-watch)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (35+ moving, mostly early but some still going into noon-hour)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee (few compared to all other recent days)
Empidonax [genus] Flycatcher (comments as the above sp.)
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird (1, very early; none seen hunting in the park)
Warbling Vireo (1, Hallett)
Red-eyed Vireo (numbers reduced from previous days)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow (not many, all fly-overs)
Barn Swallow (fewer than above sp.)
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren (multiples - & in at least 6 locations through park)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush (few)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (40+ in diurnal flight in mid-morning, going SW)

Tennessee Warbler (still in numbers, & in multiple locations)
Nashville Warbler (1, Tupelo Meadow, p.m.)
Northern Parula (few)
Yellow Warbler (several)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (few)
Magnolia Warbler (few compared with recent days)
Cape May Warbler (multiple locations including w. side of Hallett Sanctuary)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (multiple, but not many)
Black-throated Green Warbler (2)
Blackburnian Warbler (1, Summit Rock, a.m.)
Pine Warbler (several, & of those, 3 on pine trees)
Prairie Warbler (1, s. end of Maintenance Meadow, after noon)
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler (small numbers but more than 6)
Black-and-white Warbler (fewer than on previous recent days)
American Redstart (fair numbers, still fewer than on previous days)
Ovenbird (multiple)
Northern Waterthrush (just 2 in s. half of park?)
Connecticut Warbler (as noted above, found by Ryan Zucker at “Sparrow Rock”)
Common Yellowthroat (multiple, including some in diurnal flight in early morning)
Wilson's Warbler (few, several locations)

Scarlet Tanager (3)
Chipping Sparrow (in several locations & possibly still lingering breeders/offspring)
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (2, Ramble)
White-throated Sparrow (3 at west edge path, Hallett Sanctuary)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Bobolink (45+, all before 8 a.m. as SW-bound fly-overs from Belvedere pavillion area)
Red-winged Blackbird (few)
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (just 2 noted)
Baltimore Oriole (at least 6 fly-through in early a.m., 1 female later in Hallett Sanctuary)
House Finch
American Goldfinch (few noted)
House Sparrow

Good & peaceful birding,

Tom Fiore
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Date: 9/9/17 4:28 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel, Pelham Bay Park

There is currently one Whimbrel foraging in the middle of turtle pond in Pelham Bay park. May come to the parking lot puddles at high tide.
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Date: 9/8/17 10:42 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 8 September 2017
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* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Sep. 8, 2017
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AMERICAN AVOCET
American Golden-Plover
Upland Sandpiper
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
MARBLED GODWIT
Stilt Sandpiper
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
White-rumped Sandpiper
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Royal Tern
Common Nighthawk
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
WESTERN KINGBIRD
Philadelphia Vireo
Worm-eating Warbler
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
Tennessee Warbler
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

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Hotline: New York City Area Rare Bird Alert
Number: (212) 979-3070

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, September 8th
2017 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are BRIDLED TERN, AMERICAN
AVOCET, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, MARBLED GODWIT, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, WESTERN KINGBIRD, CONNECTICUT WARBLER,
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and
more.

A handsome and unexpected visitor to Great Gull Island, located northeast
of Orient Point and Plum Island, was an adult BRIDLED TERN first spotted
around the tern colony last Saturday afternoon and subsequently also noted
on the island Sunday and Tuesday. It is possible that this may have been
the same BRIDLED TERN that had visited Falkner Island off the eastern
Connecticut coast to mid August.

The continuing excellent variety of shorebirds in our area got a nice boost
this morning with the appearance of an AMERICAN AVOCET at the north end of
the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge while the south end of the
pond provided reports of AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER. The
East Pond has also been producing decent numbers of STILT, WESTERN,
WHITE-RUMPED and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and earlier in the week a WILSON'S
PHALAROPE visited the north end briefly Tuesday preceded by 2 HUDSONIAN
GODWITS found at the south end last Saturday with one HUDSONIAN also
present late Sunday and only early Monday at the north end. The larger
shorebirds have been quite sparse this year at the north end presumably due
to the high water condition and the often present adult Bald Eagle. Two to
three CASPIAN TERNS have also been using the East Pond this week.

Three MARBLED GODWITS were still around Old Inlet in Bellport Bay last
Saturday. This site on Fire Island west of Smith Point County Park. A nice
concentration of birds at Old Inlet Saturday also featured an ICELAND GULL,
9 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and 150 ROYAL TERNS.

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS out on the Riverhead sod fields last weekend
included up to 4 off Doctor's Path, 1 to 3 off Hulse Landing Road to Monday
and 2 west of Osborne Road Sunday while single BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS occurred
at Doctor's Path and Hulse Landing Road Saturday and at Georgica Inlet in
East Hampton Monday with a flyby at Robert Moses State Park today. An
UPLAND SANDPIPER was also spotted off Hulse Landing Road Sunday. Two
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn Sunday joined by 3
BLACK TERNS and 2 CASPIAN TERNS visited Pike's Beach in West Hampton Dunes
Saturday. Up to 3 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS have been reported recently along
Santapogue Creek in West Babylon seen off Venetian Boulevard near Beachmont
Avenue.

It was also a productive week for warblers and other sought after
passerines. A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER found last Friday in Alley Pond Park
near Little Alley Pond was still there Monday and a second was located at
Southard's Pond Park in Babylon Saturday. A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found
in Prospect Park Monday and noted up to Thursday and 2 reports from today
mentioned one at Upland Farms Sanctuary in Cold Spring Harbor and a flyby
at the Robert Moses Migratory Watch this morning. Over 2 dozen warbler
species this week also featured WORM-EATING, TENNESSEE, MOURNING, HOODED,
CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED and WILSON'S.

A WESTERN KINGBIRD was reported near Moses Park field 2 Wednesday a day
before finding the season's first CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at that same site. A
BLUE GROSBEAK was at Coney Island Creek Monday joined by a DICKCISSEL and
other DICKCISSELS were noted at the Moses Park Hawk Watch site Monday and
at Jones Beach West End Tuesday.

Other notable landbird migrants this week featured OLIVE-SIDED and
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS and PHILADELPHIA VIREO and evenings with decent
winds have produced some nice flights of southbound COMMON NIGHTHAWKS with
counts in excess of 100 both from Long Island and the Westchester coast.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

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Date: 9/8/17 5:20 pm
From: <redknot...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch
The magic continues. A crowd of fourteen peopleobserved 573 nighthawksat the "stone bridge nighthawk watch" tonight. One flock, which looked like a kettle of Broad-winged hawks, contained 144 birds.

John Turner

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Date: 9/8/17 12:53 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., Sep. 8, 2107 - 16 species of Warblers incl. Cape May & Tennessee, & Flycatchers
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday, September 8, 2107
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m. ob.

Highlights: 16 species of Wood Warblers including Cape May, Tennessee,
Wilson's, and Blackpoll Warblers. Flycatchers including Least, Great
Crested, and Eastern-Wood-Pewee, and half-a-dozen Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds.

Mallard - 10 Meer
Mourning Dove - 20
Chimney Swift - 5 over Harlem Meer
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 6 (west side of Loch & near Lily Ponds)
Herring Gull - flyover
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Meer Island (Jeffrey M. Ward)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - heard
Downy Woodpecker - flyover
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 4
Least Flycatcher - Pool (David Barrett, photo from John Antory)
Empidonax Flycatcher - 2 (Great Hill & Loch)
Great Crested Flycatcher - Wildflower Meadow
Warbling Vireo - 2 (west side of the Pool, Loch)
Red-eyed Vireo - 15
House Wren - 2 (Fort Clinton, Lily Ponds)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2 at the Loch
Swainson's Thrush - Loch
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird - 3 Green Bench
Cedar Waxwing - flyover flock of 9 Wildflower Meadow
House Finch - 10
American Goldfinch - 3 Wildflower Meadow
Chipping Sparrow - in basic plumage south side of Dead Road (photo by
Jonathan) *
Baltimore Oriole - 2 (North Woods & west of Fort Clinton)
Ovenbird - 4
Northern Waterthrush - 3 or 4 (Loch & Pool)
Black-and-white Warbler - 4
Tennessee Warbler - 2 (Grassy Knoll (Jeff Ward), east of Blockhouse
near Lily Ponds)
Common Yellowthroat - 15 (adult male, hatch-year male,
females/immatures)
American Redstart - 20 including 4 adult males
Cape May Warbler - 4 (great looks of one at the Pool, 3 at various
locations (Bob - early a.m.))
Northern Parula - 5 (Green Bench & the Loch)
Magnolia Warbler - 15
Yellow Warbler - 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 (Loch & Fort Clinton)
Blackpoll Warbler - 2 (east side of Great Hill, west side of Pool)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - male west side of Dead Road (Bob - early
a.m.)
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 (Loch & Fort Clinton)
Canada Warbler - 3 (west side of Pool, Loch, Jug handle north of east
side of the Pool)
Wilson's Warbler - west side of Wildflower Meadow
Northern Cardinal

*During the summer a male Chipping Sparrow occupied the area of the
Grassy Knoll and Green Bench. Despite the bird's continued presence
and constant singing, we never found any evidence of nesting. Reports
of nesting Green Herons are also problematic, with the last report of
Green Heron for Central Park on June 2. For the singing male Wood
Thrush at the south end of the park in Hallett Sanctuary throughout
the summer, we could find no evidence of a mate, nest, or young
despite repeated visits.

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Date: 9/8/17 6:52 am
From: Brent Bomkamp <bbomkamp...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Connecticut Warbler - Uplands Farm Preserve (Suffolk Co.)
A first fall Connecticut Warbler was present along the east side of the
hedgerow just southeast of the main parking lot this morning at 8:00 AM.
The bird was initially see about 50 meters south of where the trail leaving
the east side of the parking lot reaches the main field. Despite extensive
searching by several observers it has not been seen since. However, about
45 minutes later some promising call notes were heard at the southern end
of the hedgerow so it is possible that the bird moved south since the first
encounter.

Brent Bomkamp
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Date: 9/8/17 6:40 am
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] American Avocet, Jamaica Bay
In the north end of the East Pond.

Good Birding,
Corey Finger

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Date: 9/8/17 5:15 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: Baird's Sandpiper, Jamaica Bay WR
Subject bird is at the south end of the east pond now.
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Date: 9/8/17 4:10 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Montezuma Shorebird Walk at Knox-Marcellus+Puddler's Marshes Saturday September 9th 7 am
All,

Tomorrow *Saturday September 9th at 7 am*, I will be leading another
shorebird
walk on the dikes between Knox-Marcellus Marsh and Puddler's marsh
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.

We will meet at the Montezuma Visitor's Center at 7 am and
drive over to East Road and walk down the dikes. If you want to go directly
to East Road, be there by 715 am.

Bring binoculars, spotting scope (if you have one) and make sure you wear
sturdy boots, bring sunscreen, insect repellent, plenty of water, and
snacks. The walk should last until 11 am to noon or so, depending on how
much we see.

The weather is looks very good: Mostly sunny. high near 64. Calm wind
becoming north 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

See you there,
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Date: 9/7/17 9:47 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Smith Point Park, Mastic, Suffolk Co.
This afternoon (9/7), after taking care of business in Patchouge, I routed
myself back home by way of the above ocean location. Lounging in its
parking lot, were ~ 100 gulls, made up of our area's 4 regular species. One
of the lessers appeared to be in 1st winter plumage, with the 2nd bird, an
adult, still in full breeding plumage.

Cheers,
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Date: 9/7/17 5:48 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Thu. 7-Sep-2017
*NY County Highlights (Fall season Aug-Nov): *

Laughing Gull, Chimney Swift (2), American Kestrel (2), Eastern Kingbird,
Red-eyed Vireo, Brown-headed Cowbird (30+) & Baltimore Oriole.

*1st hour*: *13 spp.*; *2nd*: *+6*; *3rd*: *+5*; *4th*: *+0 (18 min.)* = *24
spp.*

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Date: 9/7/17 5:23 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 9/5-6-7
Tues.- Wed.- Thursday, 5th-6th-7th September, 2017
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Although weather & winds conspired for less-than-ideal conditions for southbound movement the past 3 nights, there has been some, & ‘bits-&-pieces’ of evidence of the gradual changes as summer eases towards autumn. The next several days may well amplify migration, as north winds usher in cool days & cooler nights.

Duckage sightings picked up ever-so-slightly, and some species typical of August movement have wound down. There were still at least 22 Warbler species around to Tuesday, but some of the species may have been just in low single-digit numbers; the exodus of warblers has been rather evident over the 3-day period. Also, after a prior period of days with pretty good no’s. of hummingbirds around, they have been more inclined to be seen zipping south (for those watching from a few lookouts where such can be seen in Central), fewer feeding in all of the patches where they’d been (although hardly all gone!) Similarly more scarce are sightings of Snowy and Great Egret, although for the latter, at least a few were continuing to 9/7 in several locations; as always the Snowy sightings are 95%+ from the north end of the park, & typically just as fly-overs going east & west in summer. In yet another potential sign of a turn of the season, a very few White-throated Sparrows showed in a couple of places by Wed. (and although very, very few may summer in Central, in some years, these ‘new’ birds seemed to have just arrived, by location & to some extent by behavior) in the north woods, as well as one area on the w. side of the park, above W. 81 Street.

Tues.-Thurs., 9/5-7:

Double-crested Cormorant (small no’s. on the move each day, & typical no’s. at the reservoir for the dates)
Great Blue Heron (several sightings, of at least 2 different individuals in the park)
Great Egret (smaller no’s. going over the north end; a few still visiting some areas in the park)
Snowy Egret (fewer & farther-between sightings, for n. end fly-overs)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (only a few noticed)
Canada Goose (standard summer no’s.)
Wood Duck (at least 2 ongoing drakes)
Gadwall (up to 12 on Wed. at Meer & Reservoir)
American Black Duck (10+ at Meer, Wed.)
Mallard (plenty as usual)
Northern Shoveler (minimum of 10 Thursday, w/8 on Reservoir, & 2 on Meer; a no. was also present by Tues.)
Osprey (fly-overs Tues. & Wed.)
Red-tailed Hawk (local-area usuals)
American Kestrel (perhaps a few as migrants, plus local-area residents)
Merlin (1 on Tues., fly-over)
Peregrine Falcon (probably one of the local-area residents)
Spotted Sandpiper (up to 8 on Wed., & still several to Thurs., various locations, esp. around the reservoir dike)
Least Sandpiper (2, juvenile plumaged, on Wed. & not lingering at Reservoir s. end more than 5 minutes)
Laughing Gull (max. of 9 counted on Wed. & at least 4 present at Reservoir to Thursday, mainly along the dike)
Ring-billed Gull (plenty)
[American] Herring Gull (numerous)
Great Black-backed Gull (good no’s. on the reservoir)
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove (many, throughout the park)

Common Nighthawk (sightings on Tues. morning & eve. & Wed. a.m., not noted in abbreviated watch on Thurs.)
Chimney Swift (max. count 9, Tuesday; still a few to Thurs. a.m.)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (15++ on Tuesday, fewer by Thurs.)
Belted Kingfisher (1 male, Wed. at the W. 100th St. Pool & Loch)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (regular, residents)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (few, to Tues.)
Downy Woodpecker (regular, residents)
Hairy Woodpecker (1, n. woods on Wed.)
Yellow-shafted Flicker (multiples, & most common on Tuesday)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (through Thursday, various locations on different days, at Strawberry Fields n. side: 9/7)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (modest no’s. but reduced greatly by Thurs.)
Empidonax [genus] Flycatcher (still passing thru, certainly various of the usual batch of species, but which…!?)
Eastern Phoebe (a few to Tues. & still a bit early)
Great Crested Flycatcher (at least 2 in Ramble to Tues.)
Eastern Kingbird (3 Wed. near Turtle Pond, perhaps on the move, none noted by me for Thurs.)
Warbling Vireo (far fewer than in prior week, still a few to Thurs.)
Red-eyed Vireo (fairly common now, & more will be passing soon)
Blue Jay (fairly common)
American Crow (a few noted each day)
Tree Swallow (modest no’s. mostly as rather high fly-overs; scarce over the water-bodies now)
Barn Swallow (very modest no’s. in low double-digits per day seen)
Black-capped Chickadee (a few, so far)
Tufted Titmouse (very few so far)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (1, young bird &/or female, Pinetum East on Tues.)
White-breasted Nuthatch (modest no’s.)
Brown Creeper (a bit early, N. end Thursday, with a R.-cr. Kinglet at the Great Hill)
Carolina Wren (small no’s. & some still vocal at times)
House Wren (2, into Tues.)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (several, to Wed. in n. end & Ramble area)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (1 Tuesday, Ramble)
Veery (small numbers persist, but far fewer than prior week)
'Gray-cheeked-type’ Thrush (at least 1, n. woods, not vocal, not determined to species, thus slight poss. bicknelli)
Swainson's Thrush (multiple, but not very many)
Wood Thrush (2 into Thurs. & 1 mis-identified by a few newer birders as a “hermit” thrush in the Ramble)
American Robin (very common)
Gray Catbird (many, but fewer than last weekend)
Northern Mockingbird (neither scarce nor common)
Brown Thrasher (few)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (very few, but some may still be of nesting family-groups)

Blue-winged Warbler (to at least Wed. in Ramble)
Tennessee Warbler (few continuing into Thursday)
Nashville Warbler (1 to Thursday; not many so far)
Northern Parula (few at least to Wed.)
Yellow Warbler (to Thursday)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (few to at least Wed.)
Magnolia Warbler (small no’s., still a few thru Thurs.)
Cape May Warbler (daily as single sightings, hardly like the impressive push of last week)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (few, each day)
Yellow-rumped [Myrtle] Warbler (several at n. end to Thurs., & 1 or 2 ongoiung in Ramble)
Black-throated Green Warbler (few so far)
Pine Warbler (Pinetum East, Wed.)
Bay-breasted Warbler (several thru Thurs.)
Blackpoll Warbler (at least a few to Wed. & still fairly low no’s.)
Black-and-white Warbler (much reduced no’s. by Thursday)
American Redstart (20+, park-wide, by Thurs. - far less than preceding weeks)
Ovenbird (6+ on Wed. & still present to Thurs.)
Northern Waterthrush (at least 1 continued to Thursday)
Mourning Warbler (several to Wed. and at least 2 Thurs.)
Common Yellowthroat (fair no’s. to Wed., & then fewer)
Hooded Warbler (male to Tuesday, Ramble area, & reported into Wed. in same area)
Canada Warbler (a few into Tues. & at least one still present to Thurs.)

Scarlet Tanager (few, to Tuesday)
Chipping Sparrow (very few, still early for migrants; a few pairs bred successfully this summer)
Song Sparrow (small no’s. as all now are likely still resident-breeders)
White-throated Sparrow (up to 5, Wed. - in 2 locations)
Northern Cardinal (very common resident)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (few, at least to Wed.)
Red-winged Blackbird (relatively few)
Common Grackle (not many around)
Brown-headed Cowbird (some small movements each morning)
Baltimore Oriole (very few locals now, those seen in coming weeks are probably all migrants)
House Finch (scattered locations)
American Goldfinch (relatively few)
House Sparrow (super-abundant; very pestiferous)

Quiet & peaceful birding,

Tom Fiore
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Date: 9/7/17 4:56 pm
From: <redknot...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nighthawks at Stone Bridge - Frank Melville Park
What a difference a day makes! In an hour of nighthawk watching in yesterday's rain I had a grand total of 3 birds.

Tonight in two hours of observation we saw 302 nighthawks, the significant majority of which were flying east to west and the largest total tallied yet in this new watch by Four Harbors Audubon Society.

Toward dusk 16 birds came down to feed over the north pond.

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Date: 9/7/17 4:13 pm
From: Rich Perkins / TAM <rich...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nighthawks


I had over 225 Nighthawks over my house in Miller Place in a 45 minute
period starting around 6 pm. What a sight. One group was more than 50
birds.



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Date: 9/7/17 10:49 am
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cen. Pk. birds
this is a late report for Tuesday, 9/5/17
Saw Hooded Warbler in low tree just north of Puppet Theatre and a Common Yellowthroat along walk near Up. Lobe
9/7/17, Thurs. Res. - American Black Ducks and 8 Gadwalls, and Cormorants, etc.At the Loch, No. End, Magnolia and Hummingbirds Ruby throated

Note:  If anyone noted the Indian Pipe plant @ Pool on the southside @ the water cascade, do you know what happened to it?  I haven't seen it for months - 1st saw it in early Spring.It looks like a pipe and is white and rather ghostly.  I've seen them in the park.  Let me know.  Thanks Pat Pollock
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Date: 9/7/17 10:47 am
From: Jonathan Stocker <jonathanlstocker...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Stilt Sandpiper, Timber Point
Lee stocker and Jim Cullen reported a Stilt Sandpiper at Timber Point.

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Date: 9/7/17 10:19 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sept 7 - Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx - Bald Eagle, Purple Martin, Tree Swallows, etc.
Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Thursday September 7, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD

Highlights from today:

Semipalmated Plover - around 25
Semipalmated Sandpiper - around 20
Least Sandpiper - 2 or 3
Laughing Gull - flock of around 15
Common Tern - adult molting into winter plumage
Osprey around 10
Bald Eagle - 3rd or 4th year
Unidentified Accipiter
Red-tailed Hawk - local
Purple Martin - hatch-year male
Tree Swallow - around 400
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Wednesday (Sept. 6) Bob and I saw a Greater Yellowlegs in one of the puddles, along with the expected Least Sandpipers and Semipalmated Sandpipers & Plovers (around 50 shorebirds in total). When a Merlin flew low over the puddle, the shorebirds flew off in a flock except for one Semipalmated Plover and the Greater Yellowlegs.

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Date: 9/6/17 3:34 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Rockland County (NYS eBird Hotspots)
Location pages have been created for the current top 10 sites for Rockland
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 nearby public parking
spot or to an entrance to the site. See below for details on Google Map
links to diretions. Thanks!

Total # of shared locations (hotspots) added to 11 new pages is 20 bringing
the total coverage to 1,633 hotspots or 28.0% of 5,835 for New York State.

*ROCKLAND COUNTY*
Bear Mountain State Park (2)
Doodletown Rd.
Harriman State Park (Rockland Co.) (7)
Hook Mountain
Iona Island
Kakiat County Park
Piermont Marsh
Piermont Pier
Rockland Lake State Park (2)
Stony Point SP
Tallman Mountain State Park (2)

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Rockland#Hotspots

[Rockland County has Top 10+1 locations since the # of spp. is close for
the bottom 2: 'Stony Point SP' (128 spp.) & 'Piermont Marsh' (124 spp.)]

*GOOGLE MAP DIRECTIONS*
The following 'Google Map Directions' link on the wiki are linked to a
nearby parking lot or near the south or east end of the location for roads
based on the thinking that keeping the sun behind you is best when you
start out.

If you know of a better parking place please zoom in on this location on
Google Maps and send the URL to me offline:

*Doodletown Rd.*: parking N of Doodletown Brook on Rte. 9W
*Hook Mountain*: pulloff on Rte. 9W based on
http://www.battaly.com/hook/directions.htm
*Iona Island*: end of road into Iona Island off Rte. 9W
*Kakiat County Park*: entrance to park off Haverstraw Road
*Piermont Marsh*: municipal parking lot D on Gair Street
*Piermont Pier*: municipal parking lot D on Gair Street
*Stony Point SP*: parking lot south of Battlefield Road

*Bear Mountain SP*: parking lot off Hessian Lake near park office
*Bear Mountain SP--Hessian Lake*: parking lot on N side of Hessian Lake

*Harriman SP (Rockland Co.)*: parking lot off Lake Welch Beach and park
office
*Harriman SP--Beaver Pond Campground*: parking lot on campground
*Harriman SP--Lake Sebago Boat Launch*: parking lot at boat launch
*Harriman SP--Lake Welch*: parking lot off Lake Welch Beach and park office
*Harriman SP--Lily Pond*: at entrance to Johnstown Rd. off Lake Welch
Parkway
*Harriman SP--Sebago Beach Recreation Area*: parking lot off recreation area
*Harriman SP--Seven Lakes Parkway*: south end of Seven Lakes Drive off
Orange Turnpike

*Rockland Lake SP*: parking lot south of Rockland Lake
*Rockland Lake SP--Golf Course*: parking lot at golf course

*Tallman Mountain SP*: entrance at north end of park
*Tallman Mountain SP--Picnic Area*: parking lot at picnic area #1

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Date: 9/6/17 11:35 am
From: Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird field 3 robert moses
Left side of entrance to volleyball court
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Date: 9/6/17 7:06 am
From: Eileen Schwinn <beachmed...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] LB Dowitchers, Babylon - yes
Currently being seen on the sandbar opposite the corner of Beechmont Avenue and Venetian Blvd, south of Montauk Hwy, Babylon, two Long-billed Dowitchers, among the Lesser and Greater Yellow-legs.
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Date: 9/5/17 7:01 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Struck-out on shorebirds, but scored on raptors !
Finished "to do" list by 1550, arriving at the Doctors Path, Riverhead sod
field by 1600. Did not find a single shorebird here, or at any other sod
field, ranging as far to the west as Hulse Landing Rd., Wading River.
Starting with the adult Peregrine found coursing over the D.P. field
(possibly one of the two birds seen at this location on 9/3), by the time I
finished at 1815, I had tallied 3 other raptor species, totaling 11
individuals. In the order they were sighted: 2 single Turkey Vultures, 1
each in Riverhead and Wading River; a flock of 7 in Wading River; a Kestrel
and a Red-tailed Hawk, both in Calverton. I also got some dynamite shots of
a large Snapping Turtle sunning itself out on the grass along the entrance
to the Swan Lake Golf Club o/o River Rd., Manorville !

A very late start for sure...but surely rewarding !

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Date: 9/5/17 5:04 pm
From: <redknot...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nighthawk Watch on the stone bridge at Frank Melville Park
Tonight we had 101 nighthawks at the watch, moving in virtually every direction.

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Date: 9/5/17 3:46 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] At least 10 royal terns at short beach jones beach
Nice size flok of royal terns on the Sandbar at coast guard center, jones beach..some birds look young and hopeful that will be fed by parents and there's a few extra ones mixed in with all the American oystercatchers behind the bigger flock-kev

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Date: 9/5/17 3:43 pm
From: Eileen Schwinn <beachmed...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawks - Baiting Hollow, Suffolk
A dozen Common Nighthawks were seen this evening, between 6:00pm and 6:30pm, at the Boy Scout Camp, main entrance, along Sound Ave, Baiting Hollow. (There is a clearing to the right of the entrance). The birds were flying west to east, being pushed by the wind.
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Date: 9/5/17 1:42 pm
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern, again, on Great Gull Island, Long Island Sound
After not being seen yesterday, I just saw the previously reported Bridled Tern over Great Gull Island, Suffolk County. It was in a group of Common and Roseate terns that were chasing a juvenile Cooper's Hawk around the island. This is the first time the Bridled was seen away from the eastern end of the island. All the sightings of the Bridled have now been in the afternoon.

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Date: 9/5/17 9:07 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- September 05, 2017
*  NYSY  09.05.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):August 28, 2017 - Septermber 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: September 05  AT 11:00 a.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of August 28, 2017.
Highlights-------------- SNOWY EGRETRUDDY TURNSTONEBLACK-BELLIED PLOVERRED KNOTSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERRED-NECKED PHALAROPEWILSON’S PHALAROPECOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKEROLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     Another great week for Shorebirds with 20 species being reported. Although there were great reports from the Wildlife Drive and Knox-Marsellus Marsh Marten’s Tract was also very productive this past weekend with 11 species being reported yesterday.     8/29: A RED KNOT was seen from East Road.     9/1: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at Carncross Road.     9/2: A SNOWY EGRET was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues on Mays Point Road.      9/4: 11 Shorebird species were reported at Marten’s Tract including WILSON’S PHALAROPE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER,WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and STILT SANDPIPER.

Onondaga County------------
     OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were reported this week at Oakwood Cemetary in Syracuse, Three Rivers WMA in Baldwinsville and Radisson River Park south of Phoenix.     9/1: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.     9/3: 10 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were counted at Radisson River Park (Private) south of Phoenix.

Oswego County------------
     OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were seen Depot Road in West Monroe and Sandy Island State Park.     8/30: A SAW-WHET OWL was heard at Markowitz Road in Palermo.     9/2: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Sandy Island State Park.     9/4: 2 RED KNOTS were seen at Sandy Island State Park.

Madison County------------
     8/28: A YELOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Tinsley Hill Road in Erieville. A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at the Sky High Sod Farm north of Chittenango.     9/3: An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen at the Sod Farm.

Oneida county------------
     OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were reported from Rt.12 in Kirkland and Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.
            
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Date: 9/5/17 8:25 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] 2 Clay colored sparrows at Robert Moses.

.originally located one bird with hosps under picnic tables.  Birds retreated to dunes where it was relocated with a second bird!  (By Liz )
With Liz Patrick and Bob Pro.
viewed from this location at 11.12am on 09-05-2017
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Date: 9/5/17 7:06 am
From: Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Golden-winged warbler
Yesterday morning, myself, Pat Aitken and Arie had a Golden-winged Warbler near Little Alley Pond. It was first seen by Eric Miller on the 1st. He was still there as of late afternoon yesterday. Relocated by Eric, Lisa S. and Arie. Where they were able to get some nice looks. Bird was seen in same spot. Path on right walking towards Little Alley Pond from Springfield Blvd parking lot.


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Date: 9/5/17 6:44 am
From: <suefeustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)
Observed feeding on panic grass on west side of volleyball courts at approx. 9:30AM.

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Date: 9/5/17 6:02 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 9/1-4
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Friday-Monday, 1-4 September, 2017

By far the biggest day of arrival and migratory movement here thus far this season was Friday, 9/1. However each successive day through Monday still found good numbers of passerine migrants, warblers in particular, and these have been widely distributed through all of the park. 28 species of warblers have been collectively found through the 4-day period & that included some running slightly late in the season. A full list of all species (of migrants & residents) is below the list of -all- of the warblers seen in the 4-day period.

Additional highlights in the 4 day period have included: Black Vulture, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Greater Yellowlegs, Solitary & Spotted Sandpipers, Black-billed Cuckoo, Common Nighthawk (in eve. flights & a few seen at rest, within the park), Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (modestly early), Olive-sided Flycatcher (in multiple locations), Empidonax [genus] flycatchers, Eastern Phoebe & other flycatchers, 4 Vireo species (including Philadelphia), Common Raven (and how long’s it been this was not a 4-star species, locally?), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (a few), Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a very few (so far) sparrow species, & (fly-through) Bobolinks. In non-avian fliers, there’s been a Pipevine Swallowtail in the Ramble, and some other butterfly species of note in other areas of the park (although no ‘southern-affinity strays’ beyond somewhat-expected Sachem, & Fiery Skipper) include American Snouts, Red-banded Hairstreaks, Gray Hairstreaks, Common Buckeyes (not very many, but in Central any number above 1 is slightly notable), & others, including the Giant Swallowtails which have been noted (& documented) all around the greater mid-Atlantic region recently, & into some of upstate NY, as well as New England, a species that’s been showing well in the northeast over the past decade+.

Thanks to the many, many dozens of ethical and quiet observers who have been out & about, and offering reports from every part of the park lately.

Blue-winged Warbler (small numbers, thru 9/4)
Tennessee Warbler (many on 9/1-2; fewer in succeeding days)
Nashville Warbler (several, 9/1-2 & afterward)
Northern Parula (modest numbers, thus far in the season)
Yellow Warbler (modest numbers)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (fairly common 9/1-2, then diminished a bit)
Magnolia Warbler (fairly common, fewer by 9/4)
Cape May Warbler (still around in modest numbers, thru 9/4)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (modest numbers, fewer by 9/4)
Yellow-rumped [Myrtle] Warbler (very few- as expected this early, 9/1-2)
Black-throated Green Warbler (very modest numbers so far this season)
Blackburnian Warbler (several, getting very slightly late, 9/1-2-3)
Pine Warbler (several, & slightly early for more than a singleton)
Prairie Warbler (modest numbers, present at least thru 9/3)
Palm Warbler (“Yellow” form, early but not unprecedented, 9/1-2)
Bay-breasted Warbler (multiple, but not many, through at least 9/3)
Blackpoll Warbler (multiple, not that many yet, to 9/4)
Black-and-white Warbler (still fairly common thru 9/4)
American Redstart (very common each of 4 days, but fewer than a week+ prior)
Worm-eating Warbler (several, n. end & Ramble, thru 9/2)
Ovenbird (modest numbers & found in many parts of park)
Northern Waterthrush (still numerous thru 9/2, fewer later)
Louisiana Waterthrush (1, or posssibly 2, remained to 9/2)
Mourning Warbler (multiple, but not many found, thru 9/4)
Common Yellowthroat (fairly common, but not peak no’s.)
Hooded Warbler (several, both male & female plumages)
Wilson's Warbler (uncommon thru at least 9/3)
Canada Warbler (fairly common 9/1, bit less so after then)

and the rest, also from 9/1 thru 9/4:

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret (diminished no’s. by 9/4, all only as fly-bys at n. end of park)
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Black Vulture (1, Friday, 9/1 - moving SE late in day)
Turkey Vulture (Fri., 2 loosely moving at same time with the above)
Canada Goose
Wood Duck (several)
Gadwall (several)
American Black Duck (2, Friday 9/1)
Mallard
Osprey (multiple flyovers on all days)
Bald Eagle (adult, flyover, Friday p.m.)
Northern Harrier (low flyover, Sat. a.m.)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (at least 2 passing through)
Cooper's Hawk (Sat., a.m. fly-over)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Greater Yellowlegs (Friday, 9/1 calling fly-by, Turtle Pond, early a.m.)
Solitary Sandpiper (Sat. a.m., The Meer, not seen after about 9 a.m.)
Spotted Sandpiper (multiple locations, seen each day)
Laughing Gull (reservoir, varying no’s. according to time, best in p.m.)
Ring-billed Gull
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo (Friday, 9/1 - Ramble)
Common Nighthawk (few, fly-overs Friday-Sat. eve’s.; & 1 in Ramble)
Chimney Swift (many passing thru Sat. a.m., now few)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (very obvious passages, w/12+ on just 9/4)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (first noted in Ramble, also later in n. end, 9/1)
Downy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker (multiple migrants seen)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (multiple locations, seen by many dozens of obs.)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (fairly common all days)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (several documented sightings)
Empidonax [genus] Flycatcher (good passage, w/fewer by 9/4)
Least Flycatcher (some presumed this Empid. species, to 9/4)
Eastern Phoebe (very few so far, but in the multiple already)
Great Crested Flycatcher (fairly common, & on all days to 9/4)
Eastern Kingbird (passages Fri. & Sat. & still a few going to 9/4)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Friday, n. end - others rep’t. from Ramble)
Warbling Vireo (multiple; on all days)
Philadelphia Vireo (several documented Fri. & Sat. 9/1-2)
Red-eyed Vireo (multiple, on all days)
Blue Jay
Common Raven (Friday; & Sat. when heard by more than seen)
American Crow
Tree Swallow (multiple, mostly higher-up as flyovers)
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee (few)
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren (multiple)
House Wren (not many)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (first seen by others Friday 9/1, a few more in Ramble by 9/2-3-4)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Friday, 9/1)
Veery (multiple on Fri.-Sat., & still a few through 9/4)
Swainson's Thrush (few so far this season, into 9/4)
Wood Thrush (few)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (common)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (very scarce, still early for migrants)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (many - have nested in CP in fair no’s. as well as locally in nearby areas)
Scarlet Tanager (modest no’s., most seen were Fri. & Sat. 9/1-2)
Chipping Sparrow (few, & likely still local-breeders in the park or from very nearby)
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (few, Friday)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (modest no’s. Friday into Sun., 9/1-3; many more expected soon)
Bobolink (fairly common fly-overs, all are in early a.m. & are calling as they move overhead)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (few)
Baltimore Oriole (diminished, but a very staggered fall migration is typical; more are coming)
House Finch
American Goldfinch (modest no’s.)
House Sparrow

Good & peaceful birding,

Tom Fiore
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Date: 9/4/17 9:23 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Essex County (NYS eBird Hotspots)
Location pages have been created for the current top 10 sites for Essex
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 nearby public parking
spot or to an entrance to the site. See below for details on Google Map
links to diretions. Thanks!

Total # of shared locations (hotspots) added to 11 new pages is 13 bringing
the total coverage to 1,614 hotspots or 27.6% of 5,835 for New York State.

*ESSEX COUNTY <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Essex>*
Cemetery Rd., wetlands
Crown Point State Historic Site (2)
Hoisington Brook Outlet
Intervale Lowlands Preserve
Lower La Chute River & Ticonderoga Marsh
Noblewood Park
Webb Royce Swamp (2)
Westport Boat Launch
Whallons Bay Rd.-Clark Rd.-Cross Rd. Grasslands
Whiteface Mtn., Memorial Hwy, near road end
Wickham Marsh WMA (Essex Co.)

[Essex County has Top 10+1 locations since the # of spp. is tied for the
bottom 2: 'Cemetery Rd., wetlands' (115 spp.) & 'Whallons Bay Rd.-Clark
Rd.-Cross Rd. Grasslands' (115 spp.)]

The following 'Google Map Directions' link on the wiki point to a nearby
parking lot or near the south or east end of the location for roads based
on the thinking that keeping the sun behind you is best when starting out.
Described below.

If you know of a better parking spot please zoom in on the correct location
on Google Maps and send that URL to me offline:

*Cemetery Rd., wetlands*: along NY-73 just south of NY-9N
*Hoisington Brook Outlet*: at the intersection of Main St. & Mill St.
*Intervale Lowlands Preserve*: at the main gate off Adirondack Park off
River Rd.
*Lower La Chute River & Ticonderoga Marsh*: at the intersection of Montcalm
Rd. & Lawson Ln.
*Noblewood Park*: at the intersection of Lake Shore Rd. &
Adirondack/Noblewood Park
*Westport Boat Launch*: at entrance to boat launch off Champlain Ave.
*Whallons Bay Rd.-Clark Rd.-Cross Rd. Grasslands*: at intersection of
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*Whiteface Mtn., Memorial Hwy, near road end*: at possible pulloff on
Whiteface Memorial Hwy
*Wickham Marsh WMA (Essex Co.)*: at the intersection of Wickham Marsh Rd. &
Giddings Rd.

*Crown Point State Historic Site*: entrance off Bridge Rd. & Grandview Dr.
*Crown Point SHS--Camp Site, Fishing Pier*: northernmost parking lot

*Webb Royce Swamp*: near trailhead 0.8 miles N of Clark Rd. & Lakeshore Rd.
*Webb Royce Swamp--Shrublands*: near trailhead 0.8 miles N of Clark Rd. &
Lakeshore Rd.

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Date: 9/4/17 5:30 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon., Sep 4, 2017 - Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 15 Species of Wood Warblers, Flycatchers
Central Park NYC
Monday, September 4, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Ruby-crowned Kinglet (first-of-season), 15 species of Wood Warblers including Blue-winged, Cape May, and Tennessee. Also Great Crested, Least, and Yellow-bellied Flycatchers.

Canada Goose
Mallard
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift - at least 15 together
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 Tupelo Field nectaring on Cardinal Flowers
Osprey - over Tupelo Field (Jeffrey M. Ward)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker - Castle Walk
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 2 (Maintenance Field (thanks John Antory for the tweet & photo), Shakespeare Garden(Deb))
Least Flycatcher - Strawberry Fields (David Barrett)
Great Crested Flycatcher - Shakespeare Garden (David Barrett & Peter Haskel)
Warbling Vireo - 5 (Hernshead (singing), 2 Strawberry Fields. 1 Balcony Bridge, 1 Castle Walk)
Red-eyed Vireo - Balcony Bridge
Blue Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch - Strawberry Fields
House Wren - 2 (Strawberry Fields, King of Poland (Jennifer Kotler))
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Strawberry Fields (Jeff Ward) FOS
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2 Balcony Bridge
Swainson's Thrush -2 ( Maintenance Field, Rock Wall)
Veery - 3 (2 Maintenance Field (Jessica Newman), Strawberry Fields (Peter Haskel))
Gray Catbird
House Finch - Rock Wall
White-throated Sparrow - Upper Lobe (Jeff Ward)
Baltimore Oriole - 3 (2 Strawberry Fields, 1 Belvedere Castle)
Common Grackle
Ovenbird - 7
Northern Waterthrush - Tupelo Field
Blue-winged Warbler - Shakespeare Garden (Jeff Ward)
Black-and-white Warbler - 6 (2 Maintenance Field, 2 Strawberry Fields, 2 Summer House Meadow)
Tennessee Warbler - Maintenance field (Deb - early)
Nashville Warbler - probable Upper Lobe (Jeff Ward)
Common Yellowthroat - 4 (Maintenance Field, Strawberry Fields, 2 King of Poland)
American Redstart - many (at least 8 in Strawberry Fields alone)
Cape May Warbler (Shakespeare Garden (Deb), Castle Walk (David Barrett))
Northern Parula -3 or 4 (2 or 3 Strawberry Fields, 1 Balcony Bridge)
Magnolia Warbler - at least 14 (Klarissa & others)
Yellow Warbler - Strawberry Fields (Bob - early a.m.)
Blackpoll Warbler - Strawberry Fields (Peter Haskel), Rock Wall)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 3 (2males Rock Wall, female Castle Walk (Jeff Ward))
Pine Warbler - Shakepseare Garden (Deb)
Canada Warbler - 4 (Strawberry Fields, Balcony Bridge, Shakespeare Garden, King of Poland)
Northern Cardinal - adult male feeding juvenile male Iphigene's Walk


A hatch-year Mourning Warbler continued near the Swedish Cottage this morning - nicely photographed by Pat Dubren & Reuben.

A Dickcissel was reported associating with House Sparrows at the north end of Iphigene's Walk.

Ed Gaillard tweeted a couple of Laughing Gulls at the Reservoir.

A Giant Swallowtail (butterfly) appeared at the Maintenance Field before flying in the direction of Cedar Hill (per Pat Dubren).

Deb Allen

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Date: 9/4/17 5:15 pm
From: <redknot...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nighthawk Watch at Frank Melville Park - Stone Bridge
Tonight was a banner night at the nighthawk watch. We had 164 nighthawks in what became almost non-stop action. All the birds came from the east, heading west with some breaking north along the east side of the ponds before breaking west.

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Date: 9/4/17 3:31 pm
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern on Great Gull Island - No
No sighting of the Bridled Tern today.

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Date: 9/4/17 1:19 pm
From: William Hollweg <gewlloh...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nighthawks
Flying west 5 nighthawks over East Islip near Heckscher park

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Date: 9/4/17 9:45 am
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Day late news - my bad ! No shorebirds, with Peregrines, Turkey Vultures and good company instead...even had 2 "lifers" !
On 9/3, responding to Tim Healy's current post re: Buff-breasted & Baird's
Sandpipers at the Doctor's Path sod fields, I hustled out, only to find a
group of 6 birders, with their optics fully engaged - not with the birds
they had just seen, but rather trying to locate them again ! It seems that
the 2 Peregrines, which had arrived a tad earlier than myself, decided to
land rather than blow on bye, much to my chagrin ! The falcons, while
giving good views, stayed much too long, probably causing the shorebirds to
stay away. We also had a flock of 15, or more, T.V's provide some action,
while we waited in vain. A trip around the "Golden Trapezium" didn't help
either !

And now for the best part of the day, greeting old friends and making new
ones ! The former group was made up of Sue & Ken Feustel, Menachem
Goldstein & his Mom, Karen* and Tom Moran, a fellow ELIAS member. It was
gratifying to finally meet the last 2 birders, namely Tim Healy and then
Lee Stocker, who arrived later. In the past, I had exchanged emails with
both of them, so it was nice to put faces on their electronic signatures !

Cheers,
Bob

* I first had the pleasure of making Karen's acquaintance when she was
chauffeuring her NYSYBC son around to all the "good finds", but now that
Menachem is doing the driving, she just comes along for all the "good
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Date: 9/4/17 9:20 am
From: Scott Gilbert <scottgilbert02...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel - Robert Moses SP
Viewed this morning from just east of Hawk Watch platform. Photos posted.

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Date: 9/4/17 7:16 am
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Connecticut Warbler Prospect Park
Half a dozen *birders*, sorry. On the lakeside path inside and outside the
enclosure fence.

On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 10:10 AM Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
wrote:

> A Connecticut Warbler found by Karen O'Hearn is being seen by about half a
> dozen borders on the south side of West Island in Prospect Park.
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Date: 9/4/17 7:10 am
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Connecticut Warbler Prospect Park
A Connecticut Warbler found by Karen O'Hearn is being seen by about half a
dozen borders on the south side of West Island in Prospect Park.

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Date: 9/4/17 4:46 am
From: Menachem Goldstein <goldsteinm95...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit Jamaica Bay East Pond
Spent the night apparently in Dead Man's cove and just took off toward the south end.  Could not tell if it was going to land.
Good birding,
Menachem

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Date: 9/3/17 6:47 pm
From: Joseph Wallace <joew701...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawk, Westchester County
Under newly clear skies--and warming temperatures--a dusk dog-walk revealed
a lone Common Nighthawk winging determinedly south over downtown
Pleasantville. Also seen: a couple of small bats (little brown?) and a
young green frog. --Joe Wallace

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Date: 9/3/17 5:07 pm
From: <redknot...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nighthawk Watch at Frank Melville Stone Bridge-Setauket
Had a great night with 64 nighthawks seen. Most were moving south of the watch moving slowly west. Had one group of nineteen birds together. Toward dusk two birds came low and fed over the north pond for a couple of minutes.

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Date: 9/3/17 4:12 pm
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit Jamaica Bay East Pond
There is a Hudsonian Godwit at JBWR's East Pond in the cove at the north
end next to the discarded pair of boots.

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Date: 9/3/17 1:49 pm
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island
The windy, inclement weather prevented us from going out to the eastern end of the island for most of the day - we still have non-flying and barely flying young terns around. But we finally got a short break in the weather a little while ago and found the Bridled Tern found yesterday is still present this afternoon.

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Date: 9/3/17 12:25 pm
From: Michael Schrimpf <michael.schrimpf...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Atlantic Ocean Recreational Use Survey
Hi everyone,

There is currently a survey on recreational use of ocean habitats being
collected Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Oceans (MARCO
<http://midatlanticocean.org/>). The purpose of the survey is to understand
what types of recreational activities people take part in throughout the
Mid-Atlantic region, and what concerns recreational ocean users may have
about other current and possible uses of ocean and coastal resources.

The link to the survey is here:
https://rutgers.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dhhBNbWnko9rmJv

It should only take 15-20 minutes, but unfortunately the deadline is Sep
5th (sorry for the late notice).

It might be a good idea to make sure that birding (particularly on pelagic
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Date: 9/3/17 12:18 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., Sep. 3, 2017 - Olive-sided Flycatcher & 11 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Bay-breasted
Central Park NYC
Sunday, September 3, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

A quiet day with intermittent rain.

Highlights: Olive-sided Flycatcher & 11 Species of Wood Warblers including Bay-breasted Warbler.

Mallard
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift - 20
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker - 5
Olive-sided Flycatcher - East side of Azalea Pond
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Gill Overlook
Red-eyed Vireo - 6
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee - 2 Shakespeare Garden
White-breasted Nuthatch - Ramble (Karen Evans)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Gill Overlook
Veery - 5
Swainson's Thrush - Summer House Meadow/Swampy Pin Oak
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird - Great Lawn
Cedar Waxwing - 3 (heard only) Ramble
House Finch - 2 Shakespeare Garden
Song Sparrow - uphill from Boathouse Cafe
Ovenbird - 3
Northern Waterthrush - 5
Black-and-white Warbler - 5
Common Yellowthroat - 3 (1 hatch-year male, 2 females)
American Redstart - 15 including 4 adult males
Northern Parula - Ramble
Magnolia Warbler - 12
Bay-breasted Warbler - adult male Shakespeare Garden (Marianne)
Yellow Warbler - 2 Shakespeare Garden & Summer House (Sandra Critelli)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - male Warbler Rock (Karen Evans)
Canada Warbler - 2 (King of Poland & Shakespeare Garden)
Northern Cardinal

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Date: 9/3/17 11:23 am
From: Timothy Healy <tph56...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Riverhead Shorebirds: Hulse Landing and Doctor's Path, update
I'm departing from my stakeout now and wanted to make a few amendments to my statement. There are several distant, brownish Semipalmated Sandpipers out there, and after momentarily being faked out a few times I'm no longer 100% that my briefly glimpsed bird was absolutely a Baird's. The Buff-breasts are still present and intermittently visible, and a calling Golden-Plover was heard overhead. A pair of Peregrines are tussling on the open dirt fields to the north.

Others pointed out that my use of the phrase "main road" may have implied Sound Avenue, but I'm referencing the water system and dirt road that intersect Doctor's Path just north of the private road for the estates.

Cheers!
-Tim H

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> Hulse Landing Road did not have any Buff-breasted or Baird's Sandpipers around 10 AM, but a flyover Upland Sandpiper was heard, observed, and recorded as it passed over to the east. After a quiet morning of fruitless searching, I have located 2 Buffies and a Baird's east of Doctor's Path. The birds are concentrated on the grassy strip between the plowed fields, best observed from the intersection where the dirt road and irrigation system meet the main road. Lots of vegetation and terrain in the way, so the birds are good at disappearing and reappearing unexpectedly. No sign of Golden-Plovers.
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Date: 9/3/17 10:26 am
From: GQ <glennq...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Heckscher SP shorebirds
A nice collection of shorebirds between 10AM and noon at the Field 7 parking lot this morning, Heckscher SP. Very close views of all.
Besides the regulars, there were a single White-rumped Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Red Knot, and 1 lonely Short-billed Dowitcher (heard calling before it left).
Many Semipalmated Plovers, Killdeer, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, several Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and Sanderling. About 8 or 10 Black-bellied Plover, including one very clean individual, an apparent juvenile that kept to itself, with definite golden hues on the head and upper back
(but black axillars and white tail/rump in flight).
Also, a very ragged Horned Lark in the parking lot.
An Osprey dropped into the parking lot puddle amidst all the shorebirds and proceeded to bath for some time. Most of the shorebirds seemed indifferent to it but some seemed to be looking at it like we would look at a waiter with his thumb in our soup.

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Date: 9/3/17 9:52 am
From: Timothy Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Riverhead Shorebirds: Hulse Landing and Doctor's Path
Hulse Landing Road did not have any Buff-breasted or Baird's Sandpipers around 10 AM, but a flyover Upland Sandpiper was heard, observed, and recorded as it passed over to the east. After a quiet morning of fruitless searching, I have located 2 Buffies and a Baird's east of Doctor's Path. The birds are concentrated on the grassy strip between the plowed fields, best observed from the intersection where the dirt road and irrigation system meet the main road. Lots of vegetation and terrain in the way, so the birds are good at disappearing and reappearing unexpectedly. No sign of Golden-Plovers.

Cheers!
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Date: 9/3/17 2:41 am
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Friday Morning Flight in Brooklyn & Suffolk
The weather on Thursday night into Friday presented a great opportunity to
witness morning flight on coastal Long Island.

There were at least three groups of people doing dedicated morning flight
watches that I am aware of: Shai Mitra, Taylor Sturm, and Brent Bomkamp
were at Robert Moses SP in Suffolk County, Sean Sime was at Coney Island
Creek Park along with Bobbi Manian and Tom Preston, and I was at Fort
Tilden with Shane Blodgett and Luke Musher.
All three parties had interesting mornings, and I will link to all
pertinent eBird lists at the end.


It was an especially exciting morning for us at Tilden, and Shane and I
ended up spending just under 7 hours atop the Battery Harris hawkwatching
platform before we finally called it quits despite the fact that some birds
were still in visible migration.


The most impressive movements came from swallows, swifts, and neotropical
migrant warblers, though there was enough diversity beyond those taxa that
we tallied 80+ species during our stationary vigil. Before the sun rose we
had already tallied Common Nighthawk and Barn Owl from the platform, with
the latter disappearing to the east (perhaps to roost in the old run-down
building (machine shop?) that is not accessible and was historically a good
location for the species). We ended up with 6 Common Nighthawks, the final
one appearing just before noon, flying high over the outer dune scrub and
beach.


I'll mention some other select highlights here, and let the list speak for
the rest:

*Chimney Swift*-*1,625*. A huge flight of Chimney Swifts, starting with
modest numbers through the first 2-3 hours or so of the morning, and then
ramping up to several hundred an hour for the last few. We likely
undercounted the final tally by not making a dedicated effort to count them
by ones earlier in the morning.

* Barn Swallow*- 1,315. A very impressive showing, they also picked up
later in the morning, and started carrying other Swallow species regularly
after 10:15 AM. Same caveat as above with Chimney Swift applies to these in
terms of undercounting.
*Bank Swallow*- *76* (a fairly (very?) high count for Queens county)
*Cliff Swallow*- *13* (likewise a good tally for the county)
*Purple Martin*- *11* (low density annual migrant, but most often seen in
western Long Island on this context. Numbers probably peak on mid-to-late
August)
*Northern Rough-winged Swallow*- 1 (getting quite late for this species in
the region, as most are gone).
*Eastern Kingbird*- 108 (This flight characteristically didn't pick up
until an hour or two after sunrise, but then it dried up very quickly as
well, and there were very few later in the morning when the flight was
predominantly swallows and swifts. On some migration days, these continue
to move strongly into the later morning.


*Warblers*- We detected 260 individuals apparently engaged in westbound
morning flight, about half of which we couldn't conclusively identify. This
isn't the best location to observe a morning flight of species that migrate
mostly nocturnally, so this number is actually quite impressive compared
with my previous experiences here.
*American Redstart*- 62. The most abundant warbler detected today, which
isn't a surprise given the date.
*Cape May Warbler*- *17*. A strong showing of this species, and the highest
daily count that I've seen in New York.


*Dickcissel*-1 (a low density migrant on the coast, but a staple of strong
morning flights like this one- at least two others were found in Brooklyn
on Friday, including one on morning flight at Coney Island Creek Park).
*Red-winged Blackbird*- 520. The largest flock numbered 33 individuals.
Later in the season similar conditions will produce thousands of this
species, but they actually start moving west as early as early August or
even late July on the coast.


We also had several empidonax flycatchers around, with a Traill's and a
Least included among birds near the battery, and a bird near the Comminity
Garden as we were leaving in early afternoon which looked to be an Alder
Flycatcher.



Complete eBird list for Battery Harris at Fort Tilden:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38939903

Sean's list from Coney Island Creek Park:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38938799


Three lists from Robert Moses, where they more meticulously kept hourly
checklists during their monitoring:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38938512
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38938205
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38938161



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Date: 9/2/17 9:02 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] 1st and 10 in Riverhead
Heading home after a short and very quiet shorebird outing in the "Golden
Trapezium" area (Doctor's Path, Sound Ave, Route 105 and Northville Tpke)
I did find a FOS Merlin perched in a snag overlooking the horse pasture on
the s/s of Middle Rd., between Northville Tpke and Ostrander Ave. As I was
pulling into my driveway, the roof of a neighbor's house held 10, vocal
Fish Crows - the highest count of that species for our Condo property
during the 16 years we have lived here.

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Date: 9/2/17 6:21 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] American Golden-Plover William Hill Park Susquehanna River Johnson City NY Broome Co. Today
All,


Once again, the gravel bars on the Susquehanna River are yielding some

great shorebirds from this park in Johnson City Broome County!


Late this afternoon, I found a juvenile AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER

on the gravel bars easily seen from the yellow sign in William Hill Park

not far from the dike near the Johnson City Home Depot. The bird was pretty

much in the same location for over 2 hour feeding on earthworms.


There were also 10 GREAT EGRETS which I believe may be a high

count for Broome County. Additionally, the BAIRD'S SANDPIPER

continues along with several LESSER YELLOWLEGS, a couple

LEAST SANDPIPERS, 2 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS and many many

KILLDEER. Our stilt sandpiper that was here seems to have moved on.


Another treat was a flock of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS that were

descending down to the river at times chasing mayflys. I estimated

about 30. I was joined by George Chiu and Victor Lamoureux and

we really enjoyed the nighthawks, plover and other great birds here.

This place really has been excellent this fall.


ebird list can be found here with poor photos of the american golden-plover.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38965493


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Date: 9/2/17 5:44 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. Sept. 2, 2017 - 16 Species of Wood Warblers, Olive-sided Flycatcher
Central Park, NYC
Saturday, September 2, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.


Highlights: 16 Species of Wood Warblers including Mourning, Cape May, Blackburnian, & Tennessee warblers, plus Olive-sided Flycatcher.

Mallard - 33 Conservatory Water, at least 10 on Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift - 5 Tupelo Field
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Tupelo Field
Herring Gull - flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Rock Wall
Downy Woodpecker - 3 (male Belvedere Castle (Signe Hammer) & Gill Overlook, male Mugger's Woods)
Northern Flicker - 5 together Mugger's Woods
Olive-sided Flycatcher - SE of Azalea Pond & Source of the Gill - probably the same bird
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 4 or 5 (David Barrett)
Warbling Vireo - 2 (1 between Boathouse Cafe & Maint. Field, 1 Belvedere Castle)
Red-eyed Vireo - Maintenance Field
Blue Jay - several
Black-capped Chickadee - 2 Mugger's Woods
White-breasted Nuthatch - Shakespeare Garden
House Wren - Shakespeare Garden
Carolina Wren - Shakespeare Garden
Veery - 7 (west side of Azalea Pond (Linda Yuen) & other locations)
Swainson's Thrush - Maintenance Field
American Robin
Gray Catbird - 1 or 2 in each of several locations
House Finch - Mugger's Woods & Gill Overlook
Baltimore Oriole - 3 hatch-year birds (1 Tupelo Field in Catalpa, 2 Rock Wall in Ash)
Common Grackle - a few
Ovenbird - 4
Northern Waterthrush - 4 (Gill Overlook (Peter Haskel) & other locations)
Black-and-white Warbler - 7
Tennessee Warbler - Oak Bridge (Deb)
Mourning Warbler - hatch-year bird next to Swedish Cottage (Bob)
Common Yellowthroat - 2 (Shakespeare Garden (Peter Haskel), Gill Overlook)
American Redstart - 30-35 (at least 4 adult males)
Cape May Warbler - hatch-year female Shakespeare Garden (Pamela)
Northern Parula - 5
Magnolia Warbler - 12 (Humming Tombstone (Ryan Serio) & other locations)
Blackburnian Warbler - male south of Humming Tombstone (thanks to Al Welby)
Yellow Warbler - 2 (Swedish Cottage & Belvedere Castle)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 5 (Maintenance Field (Linda Yuen), Humming Tombstone (Andrea Hessel) & other locations)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - hatch-year female Rock Wall
Black-throated Green Warbler - 4 or 5
Canada Warbler - 3
Northern Cardinal

Deb Allen

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Date: 9/2/17 5:36 pm
From: Alan Drogin <drogin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park Nightjar
Around 4:30pm I spotted a Nightjar in the trees from the path just south from Captain's Bench in the Rambles - it could be observed on a dead branch sticking out from the tallest tree to the west about 3/4 of the way up. Although at a distance, it seemed the size of Whippoorwill and greyish streaked breast, it was very badly back lit, but I thought I could see a white patch on the wing shoulder. Probably a Common Nighthawk (which others have spotted recently on LI). I got a couple of birders with cameras to take pictures which may be more definitive.

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Date: 9/2/17 4:03 pm
From: Joseph Wallace <joew701...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper, Westchester County
Nice shot in NY Birders! No, not what we saw, but no way to confirm.... :(

Thanks, and sorry.

Joe

On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 6:44 PM, Robert Lewis <rfermat...> wrote:

> I was there too around 4:00 - 5:00 and saw only Least and Solitary. I've
> posted a photo of the Least to the New York Birders facebook page.
>
> Bob Lewis
> Sleepy Hollow NY
>
>
> On Saturday, September 2, 2017, 4:29:56 PM EDT, Anne Swaim <
> <anneswaim...> wrote:
>
>
> Group of Birders at Nannahagen now for about hour total. Just Least and
> two Solitary Sandpiper.
>
> On Sep 2, 2017, at 2:56 PM, Joseph Wallace <joew701...> wrote:
>
> Addendum: Nannahagen Park is located on Lake Street, off Broadway (Route
> 141) between Pleasantville and Thornwood. If you're looking for the bird,
> you can park in the lot for the town pool, which is located just before the
> park, and then walk to the other end of the (small) pond to the mudflat
> where we saw the bird.
>
> On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 12:47 PM, Joseph Wallace <joew701...> wrote:
>
> Having been told that the water level in the managed pond in Nannahagan
> Park in Pleasantville had mysteriously dropped, we went to take a look at
> about 11AM. On the newly exposed mudflats near the little pedestrian bridge
> at the south (bottom) end of the pond, we saw (sticking close to a lone
> Spotted Sandpiper) a Baird's. We watched it for about twenty minutes; it
> was still there when we left.
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Date: 9/2/17 3:45 pm
From: Joseph Wallace <joew701...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper, Westchester County
Alas. For what it's worth, a friend I texted before I could post hurried
over there and saw nothing at all except some big dogs frolicking on the
shore and an annoyed heron.

My wife and I weren't able to get any pics (we hadn't even expected to be
birding, and didn't want to chase after it), so we can't confirm it.

On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 4:29 PM, Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> wrote:

> Group of Birders at Nannahagen now for about hour total. Just Least and
> two Solitary Sandpiper.
>
> On Sep 2, 2017, at 2:56 PM, Joseph Wallace <joew701...> wrote:
>
> Addendum: Nannahagen Park is located on Lake Street, off Broadway (Route
> 141) between Pleasantville and Thornwood. If you're looking for the bird,
> you can park in the lot for the town pool, which is located just before the
> park, and then walk to the other end of the (small) pond to the mudflat
> where we saw the bird.
>
> On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 12:47 PM, Joseph Wallace <joew701...> wrote:
>
>> Having been told that the water level in the managed pond in Nannahagan
>> Park in Pleasantville had mysteriously dropped, we went to take a look at
>> about 11AM. On the newly exposed mudflats near the little pedestrian bridge
>> at the south (bottom) end of the pond, we saw (sticking close to a lone
>> Spotted Sandpiper) a Baird's. We watched it for about twenty minutes; it
>> was still there when we left.
>>
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Date: 9/2/17 3:45 pm
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper, Westchester County
I was there too around 4:00 - 5:00 and saw only Least and Solitary.  I've posted a photo of the Least to the New York Birders facebook page.
Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY


On Saturday, September 2, 2017, 4:29:56 PM EDT, Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> wrote:

Group of Birders at Nannahagen now for about hour total. Just Least and two Solitary Sandpiper. 
On Sep 2, 2017, at 2:56 PM, Joseph Wallace <joew701...> wrote:


Addendum: Nannahagen Park is located on Lake Street, off Broadway (Route 141) between Pleasantville and Thornwood. If you're looking for the bird, you can park in the lot for the town pool, which is located just before the park, and then walk to the other end of the (small) pond to the mudflat where we saw the bird. 
On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 12:47 PM, Joseph Wallace <joew701...> wrote:

Having been told that the water level in the managed pond in Nannahagan Park in Pleasantville had mysteriously dropped, we went to take a look at about 11AM. On the newly exposed mudflats near the little pedestrian bridge at the south (bottom) end of the pond, we saw (sticking close to a lone Spotted Sandpiper) a Baird's. We watched it for about twenty minutes; it was still there when we left. 

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Date: 9/2/17 3:37 pm
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern on Great Gull Island, Suffolk County
There was an adult Bridled Tern this afternoon on Great Gull Island, at the eastern end of Long Island Sound. I have posted a picture on the New York Birders Facebook group.

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Date: 9/2/17 1:47 pm
From: Rick <rcech...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Further Warning - Central Park
We were approached by a wandering gang of young adults in Central Park
today, wearing T-shirts.

"Are you watching birds?" one asked, a bit too directly.

"Yes," I replied, hesitantly.

"Okay, stand up there, and lift your binoculars...We're on a scavenger hunt
and we need a photo of bird watchers."

We had no option but to comply, as he was pointing a cell phone camera
straight at us.

So, if you value your privacy, beware!

Rick

P.S. What's next?

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] HLSP Warning

Hello, please be careful at Hempstead Lake State Park, Liz DiNapoli and
myself came across a stray brown dog and park police pulled up letting us
know the dog is very aggressive and possibly rabid. The dog took off with
park police in pursuit, but it was not captured. This is the north side of
field 3. Happy fall birding.

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Date: 9/2/17 1:29 pm
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper, Westchester County
Group of Birders at Nannahagen now for about hour total. Just Least and two Solitary Sandpiper.

> On Sep 2, 2017, at 2:56 PM, Joseph Wallace <joew701...> wrote:
>
> Addendum: Nannahagen Park is located on Lake Street, off Broadway (Route 141) between Pleasantville and Thornwood. If you're looking for the bird, you can park in the lot for the town pool, which is located just before the park, and then walk to the other end of the (small) pond to the mudflat where we saw the bird.
>
>> On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 12:47 PM, Joseph Wallace <joew701...> wrote:
>> Having been told that the water level in the managed pond in Nannahagan Park in Pleasantville had mysteriously dropped, we went to take a look at about 11AM. On the newly exposed mudflats near the little pedestrian bridge at the south (bottom) end of the pond, we saw (sticking close to a lone Spotted Sandpiper) a Baird's. We watched it for about twenty minutes; it was still there when we left.
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Date: 9/2/17 12:26 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hudsonian Godwits @ East Pond JBWR Queens Co.
Karlo Mirth just called to report that he had 2 Hudsonian Godwits on the South End of the East Pond before they flushed. He is still there hoping to relocate them.


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Date: 9/2/17 11:57 am
From: Joseph Wallace <joew701...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper, Westchester County
Addendum: Nannahagen Park is located on Lake Street, off Broadway (Route
141) between Pleasantville and Thornwood. If you're looking for the bird,
you can park in the lot for the town pool, which is located just before the
park, and then walk to the other end of the (small) pond to the mudflat
where we saw the bird.

On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 12:47 PM, Joseph Wallace <joew701...> wrote:

> Having been told that the water level in the managed pond in Nannahagan
> Park in Pleasantville had mysteriously dropped, we went to take a look at
> about 11AM. On the newly exposed mudflats near the little pedestrian bridge
> at the south (bottom) end of the pond, we saw (sticking close to a lone
> Spotted Sandpiper) a Baird's. We watched it for about twenty minutes; it
> was still there when we left.
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Date: 9/2/17 9:47 am
From: Joseph Wallace <joew701...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper, Westchester County
Having been told that the water level in the managed pond in Nannahagan
Park in Pleasantville had mysteriously dropped, we went to take a look at
about 11AM. On the newly exposed mudflats near the little pedestrian bridge
at the south (bottom) end of the pond, we saw (sticking close to a lone
Spotted Sandpiper) a Baird's. We watched it for about twenty minutes; it
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Date: 9/2/17 8:35 am
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Orchard Beach Whimbrels-no
A few people emailed me about the Orchard Beach Puddles in Pelham Bay Park. No Whimbrels present now, a few Semipals and a Lesser Yellowlegs in the SW puddle.
Looks like puddle birding might be winding down.
Jack Rothman, Bronx Brendan Keogh.

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Date: 9/2/17 8:24 am
From: Mike Scheibel <mscheibel49...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hulse Landing Rd, Wading River
Good views of Buff-breasted & Baird's now in plowed field along west of road, along with many Killdeer. Etc( no Golden Plover)
Mike & Lynne Scheibel
Brookhaven NY

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Date: 9/2/17 6:47 am
From: Mike Scheibel <mscheibel49...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] No phalarope-Southold
Previously reported Red-necked Phalaropes not relocated this morning, checked Sound view Dunes park & Goldsmiths Inlet
Mike & Lynne Scheibel
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Date: 9/1/17 11:24 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 01 September 2017
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Sept. 1, 2017
* NYNY1709.01

- Birds Mentioned

BLACK-CAPPED PETREL+
AUDUBON’S SHEARWATER+
WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL+
LEACH'S STORM-PETREL+
BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL+
RUFF+
WHITE-WINGED DOVE+

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
American Golden-Plover
UPLAND SANDPIPER
Whimbrel
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
MARBLED GODWIT
Stilt Sandpiper
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
White-rumped Sandpiper
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
Parasitic Jaeger
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Royal Tern
Cory’s Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet
Common Nighthawk
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Purple Martin
Cliff Swallow
Worm-eating Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
DICKCISSEL
Bobolink

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sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

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Hotline: New York City Area Rare Bird Alert
Number: (212) 979-3070

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
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, September 1,
2017 at 11:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are pelagic trip results including
BLACK-CAPPED PETREL, WHITE-FACED, BAND-RUMPED and LEACH'S STORM-PETRELS,
AUDUBON’S SHEARWATER, good shorebird variety including a RUFF, MARBLED and
HUDSONIAN GODWITS, BUFF-BREASTED, BAIRD’S and UPLAND SANDPIPERS, and
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, WHITE-WINGED DOVE, DICKCISSEL and much more.

A pelagic trip Sunday aboard the Brooklyn VI out of Sheepshead Bay got to
some warm water well past the hundred mile mark and with a very productive
chum slick recorded at least five BLACK-CAPPED PETRELS, a nice collection
of STORM-PETRELS that included 61 BAND-RUMPED, 29 LEACH’S, 1 WHITE-FACED
and 320 WILSON’S, 2 AUDUBON SHEARWATERS along with 5 GREAT and 7 CORY’S
SHEARWATERS and 3 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES.

Among the shorebirds, the most unusual was a female RUFF, known as a REEVE,
spotted Saturday on the flats at Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes

At Jones Beach West End a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE visited the pools west of
the Roosevelt Nature Center on Tuesday and Wednesday. These pools also
produced an HUDSONIAN GODWIT Tuesday, this bird later noted on the bar by
the Coast Guard Station before disappearing. On Thursday at West End a
MARBLED GODWIT visited the tidal bar across the inlet from the Coast Guard
Station, that same day finding another at Cupsogue.

Today up to 5 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES appeared in the breakers along Long
Island Sound off Southold a little east of Goldsmith's Inlet on the North
Fork.

Out on the sod fields on the east side of Doctors Path north of Riverhead
up to 4 BUFF-BREASTED and 2 BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS have been present during the
week. Other BUFF-BREASTEDS this week have included one off Beach 38th
Street in Rockaway, 1 at Heckscher State Park and a flyby at Robert Moses
State Park today, and one or two at Miller Field on Staten Island last
weekend.

Up to 4 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS have been east of Doctors Path since
Saturday, with 2 more along Hulse Landing Road in Calverton from Wednesday
and one at Cupsogue Thursday.

Last Saturday an UPLAND SANDPIPER flew over the East Pond at Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge for the shorebird festival, the same day finding one at
Miller Field.

A LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was reported from Cupsogue yesterday.

At the parking lot pool at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park another
surprise visit involved 2 WHIMBREL dropping in there Tuesday and Wednesday,
and other WHIMBRELS included 3 just west of the Ponquogue bridge at
Shinnecock Monday and 2 at Cupsogue during the week.

Also off Shinnecock Inlet Monday were a ROSEATE and 10 BLACK TERNS, 3
CORY’S SHEARWATERS, 5 NORTHERN GANNETS and a PARASITIC JAEGER.
Other shorebirds included small numbers of WESTERN, WHITE-RUMPED, PECTORAL
and STILT SANDPIPERS on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, these
species also occurring at the Jones Beach West End pools.

An unexpected non-shorebird reported at Doctors Path last Saturday was a
WHITE-WINGED DOVE flying by with a MOURNING DOVE, its wing patches
providing the sole identifying feature, hopefully correctly.

The peak for ROYAL TERNS was the 44 counted at Cupsogue Saturday, and 2
CASPIAN TERNS were at Brooklyn's Plumb Beach Sunday and at Crab Meadow
Beach Thursday.

COMMON NIGHTHAWKS have begun their fall exodus from the northeast, a peak
count of 150 moving over Marshlands Conservancy in Rye Thursday evening,
with near that tonight.

Among the increasing numbers of landbirds moving through now have been a
DICKCISSEL over Fort Tilden Friday, various FLYCATCHERS including
OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-BELLIED, BLACK-BILLED and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS,
PURPLE MARTINS and CLIFF SWALLOWS, BOBOLINKS and 2 dozen species of
WARBLERS including TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, BAY-BREASTED, CAPE MAY,
BLACKBURNIAN, BLACKPOLL, WORM-EATING, HOODED, WILSON’S and MOURNING.

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Date: 9/1/17 5:21 pm
From: Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [NFBirds Report 3105] Excitement on the North Fork
>
> Yes indeed. I first got the call from a birder on Leeton Drive which is west of Kenny’s Beach. They thought that 5 Dovekies were in trouble on the beach.
> As a NYS Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator I responded at once. I had boxes to transport the birds to a suitable rehab center as frankly I have no idea how to help distressed Dovekies. ( Fresh sliver-sides from the fish market?)
>
> Luckily when I arrived there were only three birds visible.
> At once it was certain these were not Dovekies but Phalaropes, but what kind?
> As you could get to within 10 feet of them I realized they were Red-necked Phalaropes as I have seen before in the NW and British Columbia.
>
> How they got here I do not know but they were a great find on the NF.
> I hope they can make it back to their home out west as that would be best.
>
> For birders: Of the seven first reported I saw only three and at late afternoon only one.
>
> Perhaps they may stay around but my feeling is they will head west.
> rk
>
>> On Sep 1, 2017, at 7:15 PM, little brown job <jlev545...> <mailto:<jlev545...>> wrote:
>>
>> I think the story went something like this. Rick Kedenberg got a call that birds were in trouble. He responded to the call and discovered that they were RED-NECKED PHALAROPES instead of what the bird was first reported as. I saw his first post and was out the door, even though I wanted to lie down. I got to the originally report location and no birds. We have the technology and I called Rick. I don't have a beach sticker on my car, so he picked me up for a local beach for further searching. We parked at a friend of his house and cross her property to the beach. We scanned the beach and saw a man with a spotting scope and we walked toward him. Hey, it was John W and he had the bird! Fabulous! We observed the bird for quite a while and we were awestruck! The bird was surfing the waves, flying over the waves, and at one point I saw it going through a wave! We met up with another local birder, Jane, and spent some time with her observed the bird. We later met up with John Sep and he thought this was the first time the bird was seen on the North Fork. Excitement! I only had one in New York State and it was at JBay in Brooklyn several years ago. I got a few pics with my iPhone and one neat one going over a wave, but for some reason I can't attached it this post. Sigh. I saw the bird and that's all that matters.
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Date: 9/1/17 5:04 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] JBWR East Pond Report
I birded the East Pond today on two tide cycles. First this morning and then later this afternoon.

Not a lot of Shorebirds and a marauding Peregrine Falcon made the birds quite skittish. I would estimate the numbers at around 200 and I am being generous.

In total 15 species of Shorebirds. The highlights were BAIRD's SANDPIPER (1), WESTERN SANDPIPER (2), PECTORAL SANDPIPER (4), WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (7) and STILT SANDPIPER (10)

One of Pectoral Sandpiper was a very bright looking bird almost orange like in the face. I spotted the group of Pecs on the algal mat just South of the island but never got solid looks as they were flushed by the Peregrine. Keep an eye out if only to rule out anything other than...

Duckage on the pond is thickening with a build up of Green-winged Teals (47) joining the many Blue-winged Teals.

An Ovenbird greeting me at home was a another sign that Shorebird season is coming to a close. Boo!

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Date: 9/1/17 3:54 pm
From: Cindy Goldman <cindyg91...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Nighthawk
Common night hawk refound by Mike Zito. It is still here at turnaround

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Date: 9/1/17 3:20 pm
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red-necked Phalaropes North Fork LI
I haven't seen this posted on NYSBIRDS. From Rick Kedenburg:

There have been at least 3 Red-necked Phalaropes, (Not Red) have been seen
all this morning and currently just off the beach between Kenny’s Beach in
Southold and as far west as Peconic Dunes Camp.
You can access the beach from Kenny’s or from Soundview Dunes County Park
just west of their location. Soundview Dunes , known as Bittner’s to us
locals, is located along Soundview Ave about half way between Kenny’s and
Goldsmith’s Inlet.

These birds are not shy as you can get within ten feet of them as you walk
along the shore.

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Date: 9/1/17 1:50 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., Sep. 1, 2017 19 Warbler spp. incl Nashville, Tennessee, & FOS Orange-crowned & Yellow-rumped
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday, September 1, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.


Highlights: 19 species of Wood Warblers including Nashville, Tennessee, & the first-of-season Orange-crowned Warbler. The Orange-crowned Warbler, found by Bob at the Green Bench early this morning ties the record early date for Central Park set in 1939 by Billy Norse and Irving Cantor.

Canada Goose - at least 18 Meer
Mallard - at least 40 Meer
Mourning Dove - 9
Chimney Swift - 5 Meer
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 4 (3 Loch, Fort Clinton)
Herring Gull - 4 flyovers
Great Blue Heron - immature Loch (Bob - 7am)
Red-tailed Hawk - 3 (1 perched south of Nutter's Battery, 2 circling overhead (David Barrett))
Eastern Wood-Pewee - at least 5 (the first below Fort Clinton (David Barrett))
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - west side of Wildflower Meadow (seen earlier by Stefan Passlick)
Empidonax Flycatcher - Loch (Willow/Alder)
Warbling Vireo - 4 or 5 (Fort Clinton, Grassy Knoll (singing), East Blowdown, 1 or 2 at the Pool)
Red-eyed Vireo - at least 5 (Wildflower Meadow (Tom Ahlf) & elsewhere)
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow - flyover Meer (Bob - early a.m.)
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 Grassy Knoll
House Wren - Grassy Knoll
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Fort Clinton (David Barrett)
American Robin
Gray Catbird - still fairly common
Cedar Waxwing - flock of around 20 over the Conservatory Garden, 7 perched at Wildflower Meadow (Frank Rutella)
House Finch - a few
American Goldfinch - female Loch
Baltimore Oriole - 3 (2 Wildflower Meadow (Bob - early a.m.), 1 Loch) - no adult males
Common Grackle - a few
Ovenbird - Jug Handle north of Pool
Northern Waterthrush - 3 (E. side of the Loch & Willow west side of the Pool (Peter Haskel))
Black-and-white Warbler - 9 (including birds spotted by Sally Kopstein & Alex Ross)
Tennessee Warbler - 2 west side of the Pool (Deb)
Orange-crowned Warbler - Green Bench (Bob - early a.m.)
Nashville Warbler - Meer below Fort Clinton (Bob - early a.m.)
Common Yellowthroat - 2 (Loch (David Barrett), Lily Ponds)
American Redstart - 25-30 (3-4 adult males)
Cape May Warbler - 1 (Fort Clinton (Deb), 2 Grassy Knoll (David Barrett), West side of Pool)
Northern Parula - west side of Pool (David Barrett)
Magnolia Warbler - at least 9
Baypoll Warbler (Blackpoll/Bay-breasted) - Fort Clinton
Yellow Warbler - Meer below Fort Clinton
Chestnut-sided Warbler - at least 5
Pine Warbler - Green Bench (thanks to Stefan Passlick)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - west side of the Pool (FOS) - EARLY (Bob)
Black-throated Green Warbler - 4
Canada Warbler - west side of the Pool
Wilson's Warbler - Meer below Fort Clinton (Bob - early a.m.)
Northern Cardinal - female with 2 fledglings
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Loch (Deb)


David Barrett reported the first-of-season Eastern Phoebe at the North Meadow Ball Fields at a little before 1pm.

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Date: 9/1/17 11:47 am
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] HLSP Warning
Hello, please be careful at Hempstead Lake State Park, Liz DiNapoli and myself came across a stray brown dog and park police pulled up letting us know the dog is very aggressive and possibly rabid. The dog took off with park police in pursuit, but it was not captured. This is the north side of field 3. Happy fall birding.

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Date: 9/1/17 11:14 am
From: Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red-Necked Phalaropes 2


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Date: 9/1/17 11:07 am
From: Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red-Necked Phalarropes
There have been at least 3 Red-necked Phalaropes, (Not Red) have been seen all this morning and currently just off the beach between Kenny’s Beach in Southold and as far west as Peconic Dunes Camp.
You can access the beach from Kenny’s or from Soundview Dunes County Park just west of their location. Soundview Dunes , known as Bittner’s to us locals, is located along Soundview Ave about half way between Kenny’s and Goldsmith’s Inlet.

These birds are not shy as you can get within ten feet of them as you walk along the shore.

A few more photos to follow.

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Date: 9/1/17 10:42 am
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Nighthawk


West End 2, where the westbound road turns to go east. The median area inside, by the last tall pines.


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Date: 09/01/2017 1:10 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Nighthawk



When you say turnaround.... Where exactly is that? Toll booth off wantagh






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One perched on an open pine tree branch in the turnaround. Also, a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher around. 



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Date: 9/1/17 10:33 am
From: Seth Ausubel <birdherpbug...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red-necked Phalaropes in Southold
Five Red-necked Phalaropes are being seen this morning in the surf zone on Long Island Sound east of Goldsmith’s Inlet, Southold, Suffolk County. A local resident forwarded photos and video showing at least three of the birds which are juveniles. As of this point they are still there. The closest access is probably from a small parking area at Peconic Dunes County Park, on Soundview Avenue between Mill Rd. and Kenny’s Rd. You can walk the path through the woods to the beach. You might also be able to access the area from the parking lot at Goldsmith’s Inlet (I’m not sure if parking is reserved for town residents).
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Date: 9/1/17 10:10 am
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Nighthawk
When you say turnaround.... Where exactly is that? Toll booth off wantagh

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Date: 9/1/17 9:50 am
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Activity at Big John's Pond Jamaica Bay
I meant to say "because you know, we have to." Grammar on the road can be tricky.

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> On Sep 1, 2017, at 12:36 PM, Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...> wrote:
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> Mike Zito and I have been at the blind for over 2 hrs. Lots of passerine activity. FOS Tennessee warbler among others. Also we may have had a Philly Vireo. Need to check our pics against field guide because you, know we have to.
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> Time for lunch!
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Date: 9/1/17 9:36 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Activity at Big John's Pond Jamaica Bay
Mike Zito and I have been at the blind for over 2 hrs. Lots of passerine activity. FOS Tennessee warbler among others. Also we may have had a Philly Vireo. Need to check our pics against field guide because you, know we have to.

Time for lunch!


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Date: 9/1/17 8:17 am
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One perched on an open pine tree branch in the turnaround. Also, a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher around. 
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Date: 9/1/17 4:43 am
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Buff-breasted in Queens
There is currently a Buff-breasted Sandpiper between the boardwalk and the dune scrub at the end of Beach 38th Street in the Rockaways.

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Date: 8/31/17 7:08 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Sep/'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.

** NEW: All County pages currently have links for the Illustrated
Checklists and links to both Images and Audio from the Macaulay Library. If
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*Species totals* have been updated for all county pages. This includes the
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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 767 pages representing a total of 1,601 out of 5,835 hotspots
(27.4%). Updates involve # of species and color codings based on species #
along with updated 2017 periods on the bar chart tables displaying the
Current Month: Sep./2017, Prior Month: Aug./2017 and the current two month
period Aug.-Sep./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 and include
Albany, Bronx, Broome, 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 (5,835) 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. A link to the alphabetical list page is at the
bottom of this message. There is a link to the page at the top of the New
York State page.

*Bar Charts (Species Lists)*: For all county and top 10 location pages
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current year. Clicking any of these links will bring up a complete list of
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*Maps of sightings*: After bringing up a bar chart list you'll see a MAP
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Click on the icons to see a list of who reported each species and click on
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*Printable Checklists*: a link has been created to produce an eBird
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*Tide Graphs* exist for New York County, Kings County (Brooklyn) and
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multiple graphs on a page the left/right is generally north/south or
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Click '*Overview*' on any of the wiki pages to bring up a sortable list of
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County or location.

Check out '*My Location Life List*', '*My County Life List*' and '*My State
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For each location page click on 'Google Map Directions' to bring up a
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Date: 8/31/17 5:57 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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Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
months.

*Allegany County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Allegany>*
Least Sandpiper (26-Aug-2017)

*Bronx County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Bronx>*
Western Sandpiper (19-Aug-2017)
Red-necked Phalarope (25-Aug-2017)

*Dutchess County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Dutchess>*
Stilt Sandpiper (26-Aug-2017)

*Jefferson County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Jefferson>*
Chuck-will's-widow (9-Jul-2017)

*St. Lawrence County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/St. Lawrence>*
Northern Wheatear (26-Aug-2017)

*Nassau County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Nassau>*
Atlantic Puffin (Removed)

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Date: 8/31/17 5:13 pm
From: Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fort Drum birds
In case anybody is considering a visit to Fort Drum this Labor Day weekend, there is a new bird viewing report posted on the Fort Drum Fish and Wildlife Management Program web site (see link below). This report includes a summary of highlights from the latter half of the breeding season and a brief account of the early fall migration. The passerine migration through Fort Drum has been terrific this week, with large numbers of warblers, especially Bay-breasted, Magnolia, and Cape May, as well as Olive-sided Flycatcher, several Philadelphia Vireos, and many other species.

Here is the link to the report: https://fortdrum.isportsman.net/docs/default-source/wildlife-viewing-natural-history/wildlife-viewing-reports-08_31_2017.pdf?sfvrsn=0

And here is an ebird checklist from a particularly good walk this morning: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38928844

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Date: 8/31/17 4:52 pm
From: Joseph Fell <jfell2000...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Loggerhead Shrike - Times Beach - Buffalo
Shelley Seidman found a Loggerhead Shrike at Times Beach Nature Preserve in
Buffalo. The bird was moving about a bit - during the time I was there it
was anywhere from ground level to about 40'. Others who were able to view
the bird included Joshua Ketry, Kevin Rybczynski and Becky Harbison.

The bird is banded - perhaps this will indicate the bird's origin (quite
likely one of the Carden Alvar or Napanee Plain in ON)

Times Beach is just south of downtown Buffalo on Furhman Blvd - best of
luck for anyone looking tomorrow.


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Date: 8/31/17 4:16 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue Flats 8/31
An interesting morning and early afternoon at the Cupsogue flats - as it
should be at the traditional peak time for shorebird migration. 20 species
made for a decent variety, although not much was in appreciable numbers
except for Black-bellied Plover and Sanderling (the latter including my
first juveniles of the year). Of note was the highest low tide I've seen
there. The northeastern most sandbar and the inner cove never opened up.
That didn't really hamper the sojourn to and from the flats. And actually,
it should have been a benefit, as birds couldn't spread out as much as
usual. But without great numbers of birds, it wasn't much of a benefit.



Upon my arrival, there was a Whimbrel standing out on the flats.
Photographic hopes were dashed when it took off, heading west, before I
crossed the last channel. About 10 minutes later, 2 Whimbrel flew from the
west to the east, moderately high and not seen landing. A juvenile Pectoral
Sandpiper on the flats at this time, was soon joined by another, seemingly
arriving in the company of several Greater Yellowlegs. An assemblage of
Willet totaled 18, looking to be of both varieties. While focusing on
getting side by side comparison shots during mid-morning, I was distracted
by a call that I hadn't heard in some time. I looked up to see the form of a
dowitcher circling around - combined with the "keek" call, a Long-billed
Dowitcher. Not in its habitat, it quickly moved on to the west. Toward the
latter part of my stay came the last goodie - a juvenile American Golden
Plover. It landed near the Black-bellies and stayed about 10 minutes, during
which I was able to obtain a few pictures. I've posted one to my web site at
http://stevewalternature.com/ . A couple of Piping Plovers still remain.
Red Knots were disappointing with only two, an adult and a juvenile. No
godwits at the flats.



Terns at the flats (as opposed to the mussel beds) weren't many. Royal Terns
peaked at only 6, with Least, Common, and Forster's just fly bys. One
surprise to see at Cupsogue that did stay for much of the time was a
Blue-winged Teal. The shorebirds were generally relaxed for much of the
time, although eventually they did have to deal with avoiding the Black
Plague. That is my nickname for the very dark Peregrine Falcon that's still
there.



I joined up with Doug and Marc for part of their grasspiper search - a part
which only produced Killdeers. That took me to route 51 and close to Pine
Meadow County Park. Being that close to one of my favorite butterfly spots,
I opted to do that for a bit. That resulted in a White M Hairstreak, my
first in Suffolk county in 16 years - a nice capper to the day.



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Date: 8/31/17 4:12 pm
From: Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawks JB West End
After ANOTHER unsuccessful search for the Hud Godwit and miss of the Marbled Godwit, we did get to see 4 Common Nighthawks flying over the center median at Jones Beach.

Now, Arie said he spotted them first, but we really know it was me!

Thank you Stephane for the lesson! I looked up!

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Date: 8/31/17 2:19 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] 3 royal terns,short beach on sandbar
Hi all!

3 royal terns,short beach at jones beach west end 2 on sandbar ....park by coast guard parking lot and walk towards far end of boardwalk away from the coast guard building to find the sandbar! Kind regards-Kev

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Date: 8/31/17 1:52 pm
From: ebe6580017 <ebe6580017...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit at West End 2 (nassau Co.)


Seen now on incoming tide on west end of sandbar off Meadow Island. Viewed from fisherman's Road.


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Date: 8/31/17 1:27 pm
From: d Futuyma <dfutuyma...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Golden Plovers Tiverhead and west
Two on field west of Hulse Landing Road (thanks to Bob Adamo for yesterday's post), and 4 at considerable distance east of corner of Doctors Path and Reeves Avenue, at 4:30.
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Date: 8/31/17 10:16 am
From: Ken Feustel <feustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit at West End, Jones Beach State Park (Nassau Co.)
A Marbled Godwit was observed late this morning on the sandbar on the north side of Jones Inlet, as viewed from the West End Marina. The bird was feeding in the mussel beds with American Oystercatchers, Willet, and Black-bellied Plover. The bird was flushed by boaters using the bar and observed headed west. It took a little time to relocate the bird with other birders on the incoming tide at the extreme west end of the sandbar (the drawbridge was in the background).

The previously reported Red-necked Phalarope and Hudsonian Godwit were not seen. Shorebirds on the pond included Pectoral, Stllt, and White-rumped Sandpipers as well as the regularly occurring species. Small numbers of Bobolinks and Eastern Kingbirds flew by while looking at the shorebirds.

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Date: 8/31/17 9:00 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marbled godwit cupsogue mussel shoal

.west of sand flats
viewed from this location at 11.58am on 08-31-2017
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Date: 8/31/17 4:02 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Montezuma Shorebird Walk at Knox-Marcellus+Puddler's Marshes Saturday September 2nd 7 am
All,

This coming *Saturday September 2nd at 7 am*, I will be leading another
shorebird
walk on the dikes between Knox-Marcellus Marsh and Puddler's marsh
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.

We will meet at the Montezuma Visitor's Center at 7 am and
drive over to East Road and walk down the dikes. If you want to go directly
to East Road, be there by 715 am.

Bring binoculars, spotting scope (if you have one) and make sure you wear
sturdy boots,
bring sunscreen, insect repellent, plenty of water, and snacks. The walk
should last until
11 am to noon or so, depending on how much we see.

The weather is looks very good Saturday: Sunny, high near 70. Southeast
wind 3 to 5 mph.

See you there,
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Date: 8/30/17 9:14 pm
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] For much of NY State, early goose hunting season opens Sept. 1st.
Just a reminder to be aware if out birding:

Hunting season for Canada Goose opens September 1st; September 5th for
central and eastern Long Island.

The map and notations below are from the NYS DEC website.

[image: Inline image 1]

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Date: 8/30/17 8:11 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Trolling for Shorebirds
Following up on yesterday's post by Sue Feustel , I arrived at Doctor's
Path ~ 1230. After making my first pass of the "Golden Trapezium" (D's P,
Sound Ave. Route 105 and Northville Tpke, I was only able to come up with 2
Black-bellied Plovers. Deciding to try D's P again, I came upon a young
birding couple, Robin Elman & Paul Stiel, from Queens, who earlier had
found a large plover way out in the field, but had not been able to I.D.
with just their binoculars. Driving back to where they had seen it, with
the aid of a scope, we found a single Golden Plover, 3 Black-bellies, and a
Semipalmated Plover. This spot was just a hair n/o of where Sue had her
birds - with today's bird feeding in the bare earth beyond the first strip
of sod still remaining. Robin & Paul were delighted to get definitive
photos of their 1st Golden !

We then headed w/on Sound Ave, checking out all the sod fields up to
Osborne Ave, without success. Next, we headed s/on Edwards Ave, where we
came upon a fair sized rain puddle, on a partially dug sod field on the
w/s, a short distance n/o Riley Ave. We tallied 7 species of shorebirds
here: 1 Semipalmated Plover; many Killdeer; 1 Lesser Yellowlegs; 3 Pectoral
Sandpipers; 1 Baird's Sandpiper; 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers and 1 Least
Sandpiper. After this fruitful stop, we came up short on the Edwards Ave
sod fields s/o Route 25, as well as all those located along Route 25 west
to Route 25 A. Traveling w/on Route 25A, our good fortune was stoked again
as we turned onto Hulse Landing Rd., Wading River. The sod field on the w/s
had been dug out already, but still held 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper, a few
Killdeer, and 2 Golden Plovers. Our last Sod Farm stop, on the s/s/o Sound
Ave, e/o H/L/Rd. was void of any birdlife.

We finished the day at the Calverton Grasslands, where the only birds seen
were 2 Red-tailed Hawks. Although this part of the afternoon is not usually
conducive to finding birds, it seems that many of this area's breeding
birds have moved on.

It was a pleasure birding with Robin & Paul !

Cheers,
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Date: 8/30/17 7:14 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] American Golden Plover in riverhead
Hi All!

Headed down to riverhead,Doctors Path for a hour or two going into sunset to see if I could spot a lifer bairds Sandpiper, no luck there, and I only saw two small groups of plovers/sandpipers. One group was all semi-palmated plover, including what must be young birds, about full size but the coloration was a bit different, the other group was mixed,two black bellied plovers,one American golden plover,and a few small peep sized birds I couldn't see well enough in detail to ID... those were close to the Reeves rd,Doctors path intersection,the semi-palmated were at the northernmost part of doctors path. All were in the dirt. Kind regards-Kev

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Date: 8/30/17 5:48 pm
From: <redknot...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Frank Melville Park Nighthawk Watch - August 30th
Tonight Patrice Domeischel, Luci Betti-Nash, and I saw 26 common nighthawks at the stone bridge overlook tonight. Most were flying east to west and a few from south to north. Interestingly, all were higher up, moving with purpose and did not appear to be feeding; none came down over the pond as they so often do.

Had many thousands of grackles and starlings flying as they have been recently, from southeast to the northwest.

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Date: 8/30/17 9:28 am
From: Taylor Sturm <tjsturm...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Lesser Yellowlegs Flight - Robert Moses SP (Suffolk)
This morning, during an otherwise less-than-remarkable seawatch at Robert Moses SP's Field 2, Brent Bomkamp and I experienced a huge flight of Lesser Yellowlegs. Flocks (of up to 150+ birds) were streaming past from west to east every few minutes. All told, in a 1 hour time frame, we witnessed about 630 LEYE migrating past.
Additional highlights included a handful of Cory's Shearwaters and 2 adult Gannets.

Good birding,
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Date: 8/30/17 7:10 am
From: Elizabeth Dinapoli <edinapol...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hud Godwit possibly Jones.
Pat Aitken and I may have the bird on the sandbar across from boat basin at Jones. We just lost it, but it's looked good. Still scanning with scope. If anyone is at the beach, you may want to come here.

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Date: 8/30/17 5:19 am
From: matthieu.benoit76 <matthieu.benoit76...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrels at Orchard Beach Puddle
2 now, seen with 6 other birders.
Matthieu


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-------- Original message --------From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> Date: 8/29/17 9:00 AM (GMT-05:00) To: NYS Birds Post <NYSbirds-L...>, <ebirdsnyc...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrels at Orchard Beach Puddle
Two Whimbrels at the remaining puddle at Orchard Beach Parking lot in the Bronx, Pelham Bay Park.
This adds to the terrific array of shorebirds in these puddles. Hoping for some rain!
I will post photos on ebird and NYBirders FB later in the day.

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Date: 8/29/17 8:05 pm
From: Arie Gilbert <ArieGilbert...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Godwit at jones ponds
The bird found earlier today by Kevin Rogers ( Nice Kevin!) turned out
to be a Hudsonian Godwit. After a lot of looking by several of us,
Brendan Fogarty relocated it at Short Beach by the coast Guard station
at west end 2. He alerted us, but by the time we returned to the WE2
parking lot he updated us that it had flown. Remarkably, it stopped and
consorted with several BB Plovers in the WE2 lot! We got good yet
inconclusive looks until it was inadvertently spooked by another
arriving birder, yet in doing so, cinching the ID.

an early attempt tomorrow at the west end ponds or short beach will be a
good bet on relocating this bird, for those interested.

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On 8/29/2017 4:05 PM, kevin rogers wrote:
> Hey all!
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> I'm striking out on the redneck phalarope... but while looking around there was a much larger bird with a slightly upturned two-toned Bill looks like a godwit..a species which I've actually never seen before so I don't know if it's hudsonian or marbled but it's here...much larger bird then the other shore birds out in the pond just beyond the actual blind...kind regards kev
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Date: 8/29/17 3:11 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Pelham Bay Park--Orchard Beach parking lot
The shared location 'Pelham Bay Park--Orchard Beach & parking lot' has been
changed back to 'Pelham Bay Park--Orchard Beach'. Now that the parking lot
is a well birded area and is a different habitat than the beach a new
hotspot has been created. This marker is now available to work with:

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clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
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— Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
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Date: 8/29/17 1:09 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, N.Y.C. 8/26-27-28 (& some other notes)
Two short notes:

Surely birders from all over N. America and beyond are aware of the ongoing disaster that Hurricane Harvey & its aftermath are bringing to Texas, in particular and that the effects on birds, and places many of us have been or will be wanting to visit for birding, are potentially enormous. Any help that can be sent on to people & organizations in the affected area will be appreciated and needed for a very long time to come. The areas that are affected include those which host many of the birds - not only the species but the actual individual birds - that we observe in our home states & regions, and provinces in Canada, as SE Texas in particular sees so many of the migrants of our continent pass through on migration, south (now into December) and north, as well as typically hosting vast, nearly uncountable millions upon millions of birds of hundreds of species for parts of the year. We will surely be hearing much more on all of this as the storm’s effects are better understood in coming days, weeks, months and, sad-to-say, years.

On a far happier note, congrat’s to all of the participants, organizers and supporters who made the latest NY pelagic (as noted to this list via Sean Sime’s recent report) a great success. It is wonderful to see more exploration of one of the “last frontiers” in birding in NY state (even if there are many other frontiers to learn from, such as nocturnal flight call ID, migratory-path & phenology work, high-mountain bird-nesting & passage, wetlands, meadows, & urban-exurban breeding & movements, etc. etc. & much more) with the ocean waters of the place we call “Earth” being of course the bulk of the surface of this fragile “blue” planet. There is a lot of life out in those seas!

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Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City - Sat.-Sun.-Mon., August 26-27-28, 2017

24 Warbler species were found in the above 3-day period, with at least 21 species found on Sunday. None of the species noted is “early” in the season, the peak of warbler diversity on “fall” migration in the NYC area and the greater region is NOW, right in with a typical peak for shorebird (wader, to most of the world) diversity here as well. Later in Sept. on into Oct., great numbers of individuals (in warblers) may appear to be moving (and are) but the bulk of those are composed of a far more limited diversity of species.

Blue-winged Warbler (multiple)
Tennessee Warbler (multiple)
Northern Parula (multiple)
Yellow Warbler (multiple)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (multiple)
Magnolia Warbler (few)
Cape May Warbler (minimum of 2, both adults)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (multiple)
Black-throated Green Warbler (few; at least 3)
Blackburnian Warbler (several)
Pine Warbler (at least 2 adults)
Prairie Warbler (multiple)
Bay-breasted Warbler (multiple)
Blackpoll Warbler (minimum of 3, the first seen on Sat. 8/26; 2 different indiv. by Sunday 8/27; not early)
Black-and-white Warbler (multiple, but diminished numbers)
American Redstart (by far the most numerous warbler sp. in the past week++)
Worm-eating Warbler (several, in both north end & the Ramble, on all 3 days)
Ovenbird (at least several)
Northern Waterthrush (multiple, but diminished numbers by Mon.)
Mourning Warbler (multiple, at least 5 individuals found Sat.-Sun., still some thru Mon.)
Common Yellowthroat (uncommon so far this season, but multiple on all above days)
Hooded Warbler (at least several, north end, Ramble, & SE part of park)
Wilson's Warbler (fewer by Mon.)
Canada Warbler (fewer by Mon.)

Additional migrants in, or over (as fly-overs) Central on the above 3 days have included:

Double-crested Cormorant (some migrants, as well as the usual visitors)
Great Blue Heron (lingering bird in the park lately)
Great Egret
Snowy Egret (fly-bys seen from n. end of park)
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Wood Duck (3)
Gadwall (4)
American Black Duck (few)
Northern Shoveler (1)
Osprey (multiple fly-overs)
Bald Eagle (fly-over - Sat.)
American Kestrel (possible migrants beginning, but also many nearby residents in area)
Spotted Sandpiper (multiple, max. of 7 seen on Sunday at one site, the reservoir entire)
Least Sandpiper (reservoir)
Laughing Gull (max. of 8 on Mon., w/ more than 400 other typical-sp. of gulls, reservoir)
Ring-billed Gull
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Black-billed Cuckoo (thru Monday)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (to at least Sunday)
Chimney Swift (major movement in past week)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (many migrating)
Belted Kingfisher (Saturday)
Yellow-shafted Flicker (fair numbers starting to move)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (as reported on the Great Hill/north end of park Sat. by Karen Fung)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (many ongoing, most moving on by Mon. night)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (multiple, with several photographed nicely)
Empidonax [genus] Flycatcher (multiple, not identified to species-level)
Willow/Alder Flycatcher (some Empidonax in this "species-pair")
Least Flycatcher (small no’s. of Empidonax ID’d as this species)
Eastern Phoebe (first migrants beginning - very modestly early)
Great Crested Flycatcher (many w/migration beginning to peak)
Eastern Kingbird (many dozens thru Saturday, then diminishing)
White-eyed Vireo (Sun.)
Yellow-throated Vireo (at least several)
Warbling Vireo (many now migrating)
Philadelphia Vireo (a few poss. sightings, but unconfirmed, Sun.)
Red-eyed Vireo (multiple, now migrating in addition to the Ramble & north end breeding families)
Tree Swallow (small numbers noted as fly-throughs)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (few noted)
Barn Swallow (fairly common migrants, most fairly high as fly-overs)
House Wren (few migrants yet)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (the first of what will soon be many, Sunday)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (few)
Veery (numbers dropping off by Mon., but still present as migrants)
Swainson's Thrush (several well-documented, thru Sun.- “early-ish")
Wood Thrush (few remaining after another difficult breeding year, & some also migrants this week)
Gray Catbird (seem to be many ongoing breeding-residents)
Cedar Waxwing (modest no’s. might include some wanderers, in addition to typical late-breeders)
Warbler species (many passed thru on a.m. flights, esp. American Redstart)
Scarlet Tanager (very few and still modestly early - these also breed in more than one Bronx park)
Chipping Sparrow (few, those now are likely just post-breeding from Central)
Bobolink (modest no’s. noted, all are early a.m. fly-overs, so far this season)
Red-winged Blackbird (many migrants moved thru, a typical time for an earlier movement, ahead of the better-known movements in late fall)
Common Grackle (very modest no’s. also have moved thru)
Brown-headed Cowbird (some movement seen)
Baltimore Oriole (migration picking up, a complex pattern that continues for many months)
American Goldfinch (few, some or all perhaps local NYC late-breeders & some wanderers)

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Tues., 29 August, 2017… the vast bulk of the migrants of these past few days and the past week appear to have moved on, not surprisingly. However, there was a very interesting phenomenon, of a bit of diurnal early-morning drop-in, of some warblers-vireos-thrushes & a smattering of other land-birds, thru the northern fringes of Central Park at first light and for about 1/2 hour past sunrise-hour. That movement did not seem to result in any (or anyhow, almost any) drop-in for the migrants, but it may have been the tip of a larger, probably much larger movement that was passing esp. to the north of the areas of Central. I went into a few areas out of the park, including smaller local green-spaces, to see if I might detect any movement or lingering migrants, & did not. And many hours later, thru some areas to mid-Manhattan, on a chance that there was a bit of drop-in, but again found little evidence, including in green-spaces directly on / along the east shore of the Hudson River (for ex., Clinton Cove, & portions of Riverside South & Riv. Park proper all in the same vicinity). In any event, while scattered migrants were still about in the mid-day period on Tuesday, it seemed that as many as a dozen+ warbler spp. (with many hundreds of individual warblers) and also fair numbers of other small land-bird migrants have moved on, in daylight; not atypical of the sort of weather in an approcahing weather-system, on NE/East winds at this time of the year. Not too likely any true-coastal locations saw a long-lasting (if any) diurnal/observed flight of passerine or land-birds - in the SE NY region, this a.m. (?) For shorebirds & other migrants, though… hoping to hear of a few more observations from the region…(?) A look at the reservoir before noon on Tues. did not reveal too much; a single N. Shoveler may or may not have moved on, & Wood Duck & a few other duck species were not found, but just may have been amongst the more tightly-packed swarm of gullage and gobs of mallard. At least 2 Laughing Gulls were noted in with the typical gulls.

Raptor migration has commenced, of course beginning even as early as late July for some species such as Osprey. I was on Hook Mt., in eastern Rockland Co., NY in the mid-afternoons of both last Thursday & Friday, and on Sat.-Sun. Steve Bauer was there, to count some of the migrant raptors, after last Wed. saw the first of countable raptors pass that official watch-site - Bald Eagle, as noted/recorded by Steve Sachs, for Wednesday. A very modest few Broad-winged Hawks, Osprey, and some more Bald Eagles are among the early raptors so far counted from that site, which is along the Hudson river a short way north of the town of Nyack. Other hawk-watch sites in the region are also now up & counting! Also worth a mention is a Cape May Warbler seen at the summit on Hook Mt. as reported by Steve Bauer this past weekend. That site can produce interesting passerine migrants, most esp. in very early hours, &/or in foggy conditions & certain winds in the raptor-counting months. A few (other) sites in the greater northeast have already had triple-digit Broad-winged Hawk tallies. (all about just getting out & watching for them!)

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Additional notes, for those interested in insect diversity: 20 species of wasp were found in an afternoon, on Sunday, Aug. 27, & identified through detailed photographs in just the north end of Central Park. A very few of the ID’s are still in process of being verified, but most are positive ID’s & this number of species of that insect group is not unprecedented at this time of year, given sufficient attention & later, work on photo-ID’s. All of the identifications & essentially all of the finds were thanks to Mike Freeman, who is working with this group of insects in particular, along with his frequent collaborator Ken Chaya, both of Manhattan. While accompanying Mike on this wasp-quest on Sunday, we also happened on at least 2 individuals of an uncommon butterfly species for the area: White-M Hairstreak. This is a near-annually occurring species, but can easily pass undetected as it somewhat resembles 2 other more-usual hairstreak species found at this time of year. We also found 8 or more Red-banded Hairstreaks on Sunday, which have been having another good year in the NYC region, including in Central Park. We failed to locate a Gray Hairstreak for the day, although that species can be found in fall & has been seen in Central Park just recently, in the multiple in some cases. Our White-M Hairstreaks were photographed as were many of the wasp species. In several days, a list may be compiled, and if anyone is interested, I can either privately forward or direct to a website with photo-links. A good variety of butterflies have been documented in Central Park this summer, so far including such rare or uncommon sightings as: Giant Swallowtail, American Snout, the 3 Hairstreak species noted above, Variegated Fritillary, Common Buckeye (not at all common in Central Park), & some other species, most of them rather common thru our region, but rare or irregular in Central Park as the habitat there for many skippers and certain other butterfly species is somewhat limited. We have had the typical & usually fairly-common Monarch butterflies, which can increasingly breed in Central Park thanks to some plantings of various milkweed species, so that a number of sightings of this well-known species may (thus far) not be just migrants, which become more likely as the summer ends, in most southbound movements for the species, as they start heading in the direction of central Mexico.

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Date: 8/29/17 1:06 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Godwit at jones ponds
Hey all!

I'm striking out on the redneck phalarope... but while looking around there was a much larger bird with a slightly upturned two-toned Bill looks like a godwit..a species which I've actually never seen before so I don't know if it's hudsonian or marbled but it's here...much larger bird then the other shore birds out in the pond just beyond the actual blind...kind regards kev

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Date: 8/29/17 11:21 am
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red & White-winged Crossbills/Sandhill Cranes/Boreal Chickadees/Black-backed Woodpecker & more
Female Red Crossbills have been observed over the past couple weeks, but no
fledglings have yet been observed - it should be any day! Yesterday, Ellie
George and I viewed a White-winged Crossbill pair in North Hudson - the
first female I've observed at this location. So the young of both the Red
and White-winged Crossbills must be old enough to be left alone in nests at
this point.



The Tupper Lake Sandhill Crane family (now 3 instead of 4) has been foraging
in the fields along Dugal Road. One of the 2 juveniles disappeared at the
end of July - beginning of August. People in Tupper Lake suspect it was
taken by a coyote. Ellie and I saw the family yesterday at the edge of
Dugal Road and she took fantastic photos! We stayed in the car with the
engine off and the cranes appeared comfortable with that arrangement. One
of the adult cranes was digging with its bill and feeding worms to the
juvenile! We also saw a solo adult Sandhill Crane in the field along
Stetson Road (where the family also feeds). This is likely the solo bird
that was often seen in the marsh by the bowling alley throughout the
breeding season. We wondered if it was one of the juveniles from the prior
year.



Mice are beginning to come in our house which I was expecting with the
remarkable food crop on the trees. It should be a good winter for the
Barred Owls.



August 28, 2017 North Hudson, Minerva, Newcomb (Essex Co.), Long Lake
(Hamilton Co.), and Tupper Lake (Franklin Co.) with Ellie George and Maple
(her adorable yellow lab!) The marsh in North Hudson was really active
early in the morning and I think we were there for a couple hours watching
all the non-stop activity around us! 49 species found:



Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Mallard

Pied-billed Grebe - 4 at Shaw Pond in Long Lake

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Sandhill Crane - 4 (family of 3 along Dugal Road, and a solo adult along
Stetson Road in Tupper Lake)

Common Loon

Double-crested Cormorant - on Little Tupper Lake

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle - 2 (adult and juv. in Tupper Lake)

Broad-winged Hawk

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Alder Flycatcher - several singing along the Hudson River off Tahawus Road

Least Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Phoebe - 2

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 6 (3 at the Round Lake Trailhead, and 3 at Sabattis Bog in Long
Lake)

Blue Jay

Amer. Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - 2 near the Boreas River Bridge on the Blueridge Road

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

Amer. Robin

Gray Catbird

Cedar Waxwing

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill - many! There were many at the marsh in North Hudson and some
of the males were singing. We also heard more at the Boreas River Bridge
location on the Blueridge Road.

White-winged Crossbill - just as we arrived at the marsh in North Hudson, a
pair flew in to bathe! They stayed quiet and then flew across the marsh
when they were done. (Red Crossbills were also dropping down to the water
and cleaning their bills on the dead stumps nearby.)

American Goldfinch

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Magnolia Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Canada Warbler - singing at the marsh in North Hudson!

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco



We also saw several Giant Swallowtails.



Out birding on 8/26/17 at Whiteface Mountain, Bloomingdale locations, and
Blue Mountain Road (Madawaska Trail), (Essex and Franklin Counties), we
found the following 43 species:



Mallard

Ring-billed Gull

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

American Kestrel

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon - in pursuit of a songbird at Mirror Lake Inn!

Eastern Phoebe

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 5; 1 along Blue Mountain Road, and 4 along the Madawaska Trail
near the bog

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - ~20! This may be a new day-record for me! We kept
finding Boreal Chickadee groups throughout the day!

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet - many!

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - many on Whiteface!

Bicknell's Thrush - ~8 heard calling at dawn

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Black-throated Blue Warbler - female

Palm Warbler - nice views!

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Lincoln's Sparrow - a surprise on the summit of Whiteface!

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco



We observed a Giant Swallowtail in the parking area for the Madawaska Trail.



Out birding on 8/25/17 in North Hudson, Minerva, Newcomb, Long Lake, and
Tupper Lake for part of the day, we found the following 51 species:



Canada Goose

Wood Duck

American Black Duck

Mallard

Wild Turkey

Pied-billed Grebe - still feeding young at Shaw Pond in Long Lake!

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Virginia Rail - several at Shaw Pond in Long Lake!

Sandhill Crane - 3 (one juvenile) in Tupper Lake along Dugal Road!

Ring-billed Gull

Common Loon - several

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Bald Eagle - adult at Tupper Lake

Broad-winged Hawk - 2

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - several!

Hairy Woodpecker - several

Black-backed Woodpecker - female along the Tahawus Road in Newcomb!

Northern Flicker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 1

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 6 (3 at the Round Lake Trailhead, and 3 at Sabattis Bog - all in
Long Lake)

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - 5 at the marsh along the Blueridge Road in North Hudson;
nice views!

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

American Robin - many on the move

Gray Catbird

Cedar Waxwing

Purple Finch - several

Red Crossbill - many; 8 at the marsh along the Blueridge Road; more heard
along the Hudson River at Tahawus Road; at Sabattis Road birds were calling
near the Little Tupper Lake inlet and Sabattis Bog

White-winged Crossbill - 1 male observed at the marsh along the Blueridge
Road

American Goldfinch

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Magnolia Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Rose-breasted Grosbeak - female



I give weekly talks at The Hedges in Blue Mountain Lake where I am usually
outside. On 8/24/17, we were inside due to colder temps, but with the
windows open. Attendees told me they had been hearing a Barred Owl each
night. My presentation has lots of audio sounds and Barred Owl is one of
them. As I was breaking down my projector/computer, a Barred Owl began to
vocalize right outside the window! I suspect it was looking for the "Barred
Owl" it heard inside the building!



My older son and I observed the Tupper Lake Sandhill Crane family (3) along
Dugal Road in Tupper Lake on 8/23/17.



Joan Collins

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Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

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Date: 8/29/17 9:46 am
From: John Gluth <jgluth...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Whimbrels at Orchard Beach Puddle
That humble body of water may have to be renamed The Orchard Beach MAGIC Puddle.

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Date: 8/29/17 9:45 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red necked phalarope Jones Beach

. Found this am by Bob Anderson. Went missing for a while.  Just relicatrd  :)
viewed from this location at 12 04pm on 08-29-2017
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Date: 8/29/17 6:25 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Buffies & Am. Golden Plover on Doctor's Path, Riverhead (Suffolk Co.) Now
Two Buff-breasted Sandpipers and a single Am. Golden Plover in field east of intersection of Doctor's Path and Doctor's Path Estates.

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Date: 8/29/17 6:01 am
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrels at Orchard Beach Puddle
Two Whimbrels at the remaining puddle at Orchard Beach Parking lot in the Bronx, Pelham Bay Park.
This adds to the terrific array of shorebirds in these puddles. Hoping for some rain!
I will post photos on ebird and NYBirders FB later in the day.

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Date: 8/28/17 8:50 pm
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] August 26th/27th Overnight pelagic results!
The See Life Paulagics overnighter aboard the Brooklyn VI found success in
the deep again! Improving water quality and warming temperatures off the
shelf edge south of the Hudson Canyon had us excited and the results did
not disappoint. Band-rumped and Leach's Storm Petrels showed well and for
much later into the morning than usual. As one participant said, "It's nice
to photograph Leach's at an ISO other than 3200!" While we were getting
repeat opportunities to compare the Oceanodroma's with Wilson's
Storm-Petrels a White-faced Storm Petrel buzzed the boat to the delight of
everyone on the rail.
As the wind picked up all eyes were on the horizon for the first of 5
Black-capped Petrels for the day. This individual made a B-line for the
slick and shot right across the stern in perfect light!!!
Many thanks to the captain and crew of the Brooklyn VI and to Paul and
Anita for having the logistical prowess to pull off a last minute
reschedule. Most of all, thank you to the New York birding community for
always representing!


Preliminary Totals

Black-capped Petrel 5 (possibly 7 pending photo review)
Band-Rumped Storm Petrel 61
Leach's Storm Petrel 29
White-faced Storm Petrel 1
Wilson's Storm Petrel 320
Audubon's Shearwater 2
Great Shearwater 5
Cory's Shearwater 7
Common Tern 1
Red-necked Phalarope 3

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Date: 8/28/17 8:20 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Giving it a shot...and ending on a high !
Because of a doctor's appointment in Garden City, I took my wife's car, a
Prius, in order to use the HOV lane as a single occupant, but without
switching-out my birding gear...grrr ! By the time I arrived back home in
Riverhead, my wife and binocs/ scope were somewhere on the South Shore.

So, buoyed up by my earlier medical experience, I headed toward Doctor's
Path & Reeves Ave, in the hope of finding at least one birder, carrying the
tools of the trade ! Upon arrival my cup overflowed, in finding 5 bodies, 5
binoculars and 2 spotting scopes ! Using same, were Ed Becher, Bob
Proniewych, Frank ? from Southampton, NYSYBC member Ryan Zucker, and his
mother, Karen. They had seen at least one Buff-breasted Sandpiper prior to
my making the scene. Shortly afterward, this group went its separate ways,
with the Zuckers and myself heading toward the sod fields on Route 105.
While we didn't find any shorebirds there, I believe we had at least 2
Bobolinks feeding among the higher grass and flowering weeds, located
between the road and the sod grass. I happened to see these birds first,
albeit without binocs, but had a full frontal view of one, as it hovered
just above the grass/weeds. It appeared to be a juvenile, plumage almost
all yellowish buffy. The spread out, pointed tail feathers were very
prominent, and along with its pointed wings (which I only realized later)
added up to a good call.

Meeting a "young birder" in the field (along with his "wheels" - his Mom)
however, was the highlight of today's outing !

Cheers,
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Date: 8/28/17 2:10 pm
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake SP, Nassau Co. Yellow Throated Vireos
I went to HLSP early this morning- female Redstarts seemed to be
everywhere. Highlights included: at least 2 Yellow Throated Vireos,
Nashville Warbler, Chestnut Sided Warbler, and a likely Yellow Bellied
Flycatcher (was moving around a lot)

good birding,
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Date: 8/28/17 12:54 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon., Aug. 28, 2017 - Blackpoll (FOS), Worm-eating & 10 other Species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC - Strawberry Fields & Ramble
Monday, August 28, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: Blackpoll Warbler (first-of-season), Worm-eating Warbler & 10 other Species of Wood Warblers, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Mallard
Mourning Dove - a few at Strawberry Field & the Upper Lobe
Chimney Swift - 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Tupelo Field
Herring Gull - flyovers
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Oven
Downy Woodpecker - 2 (Strawberry Fields & the Ramble)
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Strawberry Fields (Peter Haskel)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Humming Tombstone
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 or 3 (1 or 2 Stone Arch, 1 Strawberry Fields) - all spotted by Jeffrey M. Ward
Red-eyed Vireo - 3
Blue Jay - Gill west of Azalea Pond - doing a perfect imitation of Philadelphia Vireo alarm call
White-breasted Nuthatch - heard in 2 locations
House Wren - 2 or 3 Strawberry Fields
Carolina Wren - 2 between Warbler Rock & Summer House - not getting along
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2 (Strawberry Fields & Ramble - both Jeff Ward)
Veery - 3
Unidentified Thrush - brief look at the Oven
American Robin - many
Gray Catbird
House Finch - fewer than 5 (Strawberry Fields & Upper Lobe)
Baltimore Oriole - 5 including 3 adult males
Red-winged Blackbird - flyover flock of 6
Common Grackle
Ovenbird - 2 (Strawberry Fields & Humming Tombstone)
Worm-eating Warbler - Oven (probably the bird at the Evodia Field tweeted by John Antory at 10:30am)
Northern Waterthrush - 2 (Strawberry Fields, the Gill (Jeff Ward))
Blue-winged Warbler - 3 (2 Strawberry Fields, 1 Maintenance Field)
Black-and-white Warbler - 5 including one low and close at the Upper Lobe
Common Yellowthroat - 4 including 1 adult male
American Redstart - 25 including 1 adult male
Northern Parula - 3 Strawberry Fields
Magnolia Warbler - Maintenance Field
Yellow Warbler - 4 (3 of these in Strawberry Fields)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 5
Blackpoll Warbler - Tupelo Field (Jeff Ward) - FOS
Northern Cardinal


Others reported:
Matthew Rymkiewicz tweeted a Prairie Warbler at Belvedere Castle at 7:04am.
Kevin Topping tweeted 3 Spotted Sandpipers at the Reservoir at 8:13am.

See @BirdCentralPark maintained by David Barrett for Manhattan bird tweets.

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Date: 8/28/17 12:26 pm
From: Kathryn Schneider <fallline...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYSOA shorebird Field Trip to Montezuma
About 30 birders participated in the New York State Ornithological Association’s Sunday field trip at the Montezuma wetlands complex. The outing, led by Kevin McGowan, capped off the NYSOA's shorebird weekend that included a Saturday workshop at the Montezuma Audubon Center and dinner in Seneca Falls. The field trip gave us a chance to practice using Kevin’s techniques and tips for identifying these challenging birds. At Benning Marsh we had good views of a single Pectoral Sandpiper with Semipalmated Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plovers, and Lesser Yellowlegs. At Knox-Marcellus we saw many of the same birds but also added a Ruddy Turnstone, Stilt Sandpipers, White-rumped Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitcher, and a juvenile Wilson’s Phalarope that was a life bird for some of us. A young Sora also popped in and out of the cattails. Many thanks to Kevin for a wonderfully informative and helpful workshop and a terrific birding experience.

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Date: 8/28/17 8:32 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- August 28, 2017
*  NYSY  08.28.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):Aygyst 21, 2017 - August 28, 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: August 21  AT 10:00 a.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of August 21, 2017.
Highlights--------------BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONBLACK VULTURERUDDY TURNSTONEBLACK-BELLIED PLOVERWHIMBRELMARBLED GODWITRED KNOTSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERRED-NECKED PHALAROPEWILSON’S PHALAROPECOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKEROLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
   Shorebird numbers picked up this week with 21 species being reported. Highlights were AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, RED KNOT, RUDDY TURNSTONE, WILSON’S PHALAROPE, REED-NECKED PHALAROPE and STILT SANDPIPER. Most birds were fund in Knox-Marsellus Marsh although a fair number are seen along the wildlife Drive.     8/22: 13 Shorebird species including RED-NECKED PHALAROPE were seen along the Wildlife Drive.     8/24: 13 Shorebird species including RED KNOWT were seen from East Road. 6 Shorebird species including BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were seen at Kipp Island.     8/26: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at Marten’s tract.     8/27: 3 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be seen in the dead trees along Mays Point Road. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Towpath Road. 13 Shorebird species including RUDDY TURNSTONE, WILSON’S PHALAROPE and RED KNOT were seen in Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

Onondaga county------------
     8/21: 2 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen along Onondaga Creek on the Creekwalk near Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen in Oakwood Cemetary in Syracuse.     8/22: 11 species of Shorebirds including RUDDY TURNSTONE and STILT SANDPIPER were seen along the south west end on Onondaga Lake.     8/27: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Radisson River Park (private) south of Phoenix.

Oswego County------------
     8/22: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen on Halsey Road north of Mexico.     8/23: A WHIMBREL was seen at derby Hill. A MARBLED GODWIT was seen at the yacht club in Oswego Harbor. A RUDDY TURNSTONE and a SANDERLING were seen at Fort Ontario in Oswego.     8/25: 8 Shorebird species including RUDDY TURNSTONE were seen at Sandy Island State Park.     8/27: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was see at a private residence in Hastings.

Madison County------------
     8/24: an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen at the Sky High sod Farm north of Chittenango.     8/26: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at the sod farm. It was seen on the 27th. also.

Herkimer County------------
     8/22: A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Little Falls.              
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Date: 8/28/17 6:55 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Common Nighthawks at Frank Melville Park in Setauket
Started my informal Common Nighthawk census last night on the stone bridge at Frank Melville Park. Had seven birds, four of which were fairly high flying, moving in a northeast - southwest orientation and three birds that came in low and actively fed over the pond. They were joined there by about a dozen and a half chimney swifts, and several barn swallows. I was a little bit surprised to not see a tree swallow in their midst.

Also had about 2,000-2,500 common grackles passing over the northern pond flying in several flocks, all of them flying either from east to west, and southeast to northwest. I'd be curious to know if these were birds simply flying to roost for the night or if it represents a migratory movement.

On the northern pond were three YOY wood ducks. Enjoyed a pair of kingfishers flying back and forth as well as two black-crowned night-herons.

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Date: 8/27/17 7:38 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Swindler Cove Park & Sherman Creek: Sun. 27-Aug-2017
*NY County Summer Highlights: *

Least Sandpiper (12), Semipalmated Sandpiper (8) & American Goldfinch (4).

*1st hour*: *18 spp.*; *2nd*: *+2*; *3rd*: *+2* = *22 spp.*

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Date: 8/27/17 5:05 pm
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay East Pond today
Five hours counting Jamaica Bay's East Pond for the Audubon Shorebird Blitz
didn't yield huge variety or anything all that exciting, as it turns out,
but did turn up 6 Stilt , 9 White-rumped, 1 Pectoral, and 1 Western
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Date: 8/27/17 3:15 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., Aug. 27, 2017 - 15 species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC - Ramble & Reservoir
Sunday, August 27, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.


Highlights: 15 species of Wood Warblers including Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue, Hooded Warbler, and Northern Parula.

Canada Goose - 58 Reservoir, another 35 left before 7am
Mallard - 20 reservoir & Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - not many
Chimney Swift - 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 (Shakespeare Garden, the Oven (Tom Walsh))
Spotted Sandpiper - juvenile/first-cycle Reservoir (Deb - early)
Herring Gull - at least 2 dozen Reservoir and flyovers
Ring-billed Gull - around 20 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 11 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 6 Reservoir
Osprey - southbound flyover Mugger's Woods
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker - 2 Maintenance Field
Northern Flicker - 3 or 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Maintenance Field (Peter Haskel) & probable (Mugger's Woods)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 2 Mugger's Woods (David Barrett)
Empidonax Flycatcher - Upper Lobe - probable Willow/Alder (Randall Rothenberg)
Great Crested Flycatcher - 1 or 2 Iphigene's Walk (Karen Evans)
Warbling Vireo - 2 (Shakespeare Garden & Oven)
Red-eyed Vireo - 4 (Maint. Field (Andrea Hessel), Mugger's Woods, Summer House Meadow, Riviera (Sandra Critelli))
Blue Jay - a few
Barn Swallow - flyover
Black-capped Chickadee - Turtle Pond
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 (Tupelo Field, Azalea Pond)
Veery - 3
American Robin - many
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing - flyover flock of 6 Tupelo Field
House Finch - at least 6 (Warbler Rock, Mugger's Woods, Riviera)
Song Sparrow - 2 Warbler Rock (Karen Evans)
Common Grackle
Ovenbird - Evodia Field
Northern Waterthrush - 2 (Oven and the Point)
Blue-winged Warbler - 4 (2 Maint. Field, Mugger's Woods (Ryan Zucker), Upper Lobe)
Black-and-white Warbler - 4 (Carine Mitchell)
Common Yellowthroat - 2 Turtle Pond
Hooded Warbler - female at Oven
American Redstart - 2 dozen including 2 adult males
Northern Parula - east side of Mugger's Woods (Karen Evans)
Magnolia Warbler - 6
Bay-breasted Warbler - uphill from Boathouse (photo Randall Rothernberg)
Yellow Warbler - Bow Bridge (Sandra Critelli)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 6 (David Barrett, Karen Evans, etc.)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - male Upper Lobe (Sandra Critelli & Tom Ahlf)
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 Tuplitree near the Boathouse & Balancing Rock
Canada Warbler - 4
Northern Cardinal

In addition:
Ryan Zucker reported via twitter a Blackburnian Warbler seen with Alice Deutsch at the source of the Gill.

Andrew Rubenfeld reported a Pine Warbler.

John Antory reported via twitter a Tennessee Warbler and Prairie Warbler at the Great Hill and a Mourning Warbler at the Ravine.

Deb Allen

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Date: 8/27/17 3:07 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park 8-27
It was a rather quiet day on the flats today at Cupsogue with not a lot of birds to look at.

18 species of Shorebirds with 1 juvenile Western Sandpiper and 2 Pectorals, including 1 juvenile the shorebird highlights.

Not many Terns on the flats. Though, I did count 44 Royal Terns on the rising tide, which included 9 juveniles.

Cheers,