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7/24/17 6:18 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Mon. 24-Jul-2017
7/24/17 12:33 pm Paul R Sweet <sweet...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
7/24/17 10:07 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
7/24/17 8:40 am Paul R Sweet <sweet...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Shorebirds and East Pond update...
7/24/17 8:35 am Susan Elbin <selbin...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Shorebirds and East Pond update...
7/23/17 4:32 pm Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Fahnestock State Park, Putnam county
7/23/17 3:48 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Sat. 22-Jul-2017
7/23/17 3:42 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., July 23, 2017 - Wood Thrush & 4 Species of Wood Warblers
7/23/17 12:38 pm Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Whimbrel - Staten Island
7/23/17 11:46 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel - Staten Island
7/22/17 2:36 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 22, 2017 - 3 Species of Wood Warblers
7/22/17 8:50 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge East Pond Access update.
7/22/17 6:45 am sophiesaid <sophiesaid...> [nysbirds-l] White Pelican- Montezuma
7/21/17 11:39 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: Illustrated Checklists & Macaulay Links
7/21/17 8:27 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 21 July 2017
7/21/17 2:54 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Shorebirds and East Pond update...
7/21/17 8:04 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
7/20/17 5:40 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
7/20/17 2:37 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] [extralimital] Wandering Tattler
7/20/17 10:27 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel - Staten Island
7/20/17 7:40 am Robert Lewis <rfermat...> Fw: Re: RE: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)
7/20/17 6:37 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [nysbirds-l] BirdCallsRadio - Deborah Rivel & Kellye Rosenheim
7/20/17 6:14 am Robert Lewis <rfermat...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)
7/20/17 3:41 am Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel, Robert Moses, Long Island
7/20/17 3:09 am Ken Feustel <feustel...> [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)
7/19/17 8:05 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations Reviewed (NYS eBird Hotspots)
7/19/17 6:13 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Thorton Rd. (Sullivan Co.)
7/19/17 3:57 pm Carena Pooth <carena...> [nysbirds-l] White Ibis
7/19/17 3:00 pm Robert Lewis <rfermat...> [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park this morning
7/18/17 9:09 pm Carena Pooth <carena...> [nysbirds-l] White Ibis NO 7/18
7/18/17 7:52 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird Illustrated Checklists: NYS (details + links)
7/18/17 3:19 am Michael Yuan <mjyuan...> [nysbirds-l] Mecox Inlet, Bridgehampton
7/18/17 12:03 am Tshrike19 <tshrike19...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
7/17/17 10:46 pm Curt McDermott <tele-tek...> RE: [nysbirds-l] White ibis no
7/17/17 6:51 pm sophiesaid <sophiesaid...> [nysbirds-l] White Ibis- Yes Orange County
7/17/17 9:51 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelicans - Jones Beach West End, Nassau Co.
7/17/17 9:41 am Derek Rogers <drogers0031...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
7/17/17 8:29 am David Klauber <davehawkowl...> [nysbirds-l] White ibis no
7/17/17 8:14 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
7/16/17 5:59 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., July 16, 2016 - No Cuckoos, but plenty of Barn Swallows & note on predation
7/16/17 4:16 pm Curt McDermott <tele-tek...> [nysbirds-l] 5 White Ibis
7/16/17 8:58 am Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] extralimital, but closing fast! White Pelican in CT near NY border
7/16/17 7:57 am Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
7/16/17 5:25 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
7/16/17 3:17 am Gus Keri <guskeri...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
7/15/17 3:31 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] JBWR East Pond Report 7-15
7/15/17 3:29 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 15, 2017 - Yellow- & Black-billed Cuckoos, Ruby-throated Hummingbird & Magnolia Warbler
7/15/17 3:00 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Locations (13-Jul-'17)
7/15/17 2:56 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] extralimital - Roseate Spoonbill, Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania (to 7/15)
7/15/17 12:31 pm Richard Veit <rrveit23...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
7/15/17 12:12 pm Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Black backed woodpecker Franklin County
7/15/17 9:12 am Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
7/15/17 12:21 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 14 July 2017
7/14/17 7:56 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge East Pond Southend Access - A call to action...
7/14/17 10:00 am <JGIUNTA746...> [nysbirds-l] Montauk Shearwaters
7/14/17 4:38 am Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...> [nysbirds-l] Montauk shearwaters
7/13/17 7:46 pm Joseph Fell <jfell2000...> [nysbirds-l] Erie County Birds 7-13-17 (no Wood Stork)
7/13/17 5:59 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay East Pond Status
7/13/17 4:24 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
7/13/17 3:53 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 13 Jul 17
7/13/17 8:08 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelicans Fire Is. Inlet, Suffolk Co.
7/13/17 8:02 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelicans Fire Is. Inlet, Suffolk Co.
7/13/17 7:24 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Ww crossbills Franklin county
7/12/17 9:51 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Illustrated Checklists on eBird.org
7/12/17 11:11 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Probable Mitred Parakeet in Yonkers
7/11/17 7:55 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park 7-11
7/11/17 10:45 am Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Goose Creek Marsh and Bartow -Pell Mansion Museum, Bronx
7/11/17 8:50 am robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Correction of my last post from very early this A.M.
7/10/17 9:01 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Important to a happy life: personal hygiene, continue to read, and don't forget to "taste the grape" !
7/10/17 5:26 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay East Pond Status
7/10/17 5:13 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay East Pond Status
7/10/17 4:49 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
7/10/17 1:42 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
7/10/17 8:04 am Arie Gilbert <ArieGilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Montauk pelagic birds on CRESLI whale watching trip 7/9/17
7/10/17 7:23 am Robert Lewis <rfermat...> [nysbirds-l] Birding Long island today suggestions
7/10/17 1:26 am Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Singing White-winged Crossbill!
7/9/17 5:53 pm Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Staten Island Egret
7/9/17 2:12 pm Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> [nysbirds-l] Male Ruff at Montezuma NWR
7/9/17 1:30 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., July 9, 2017 - nesting birds
7/9/17 11:50 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Common Ravens again in the yard
7/9/17 11:35 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Egret at Goethal's Bridge Pond (Staten Island)
7/9/17 6:28 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Poss. Little Egret - Goethals Bridge Pond (Staten Island)
7/8/17 6:24 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue LI Report 7-8
7/8/17 6:23 pm peter paul <pepaul...> Re: [SINaturaList] Re: [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted
7/8/17 6:02 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted
7/8/17 6:01 pm Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Info Regarding Location of "Poss. Little Egret"
7/8/17 4:46 pm Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted
7/8/17 4:24 pm Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted
7/8/17 4:17 pm Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...> [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted
7/8/17 3:31 pm Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> Re: [nysbirds-l] [SINaturaList] Possible juvenile Little Egret
7/8/17 2:42 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re: [nysbirds-l] [SINaturaList] Possible juvenile Little Egret
7/8/17 2:32 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> re:[nysbirds-l] [SINaturaList] Possible juvenile Little Egret
7/8/17 12:58 pm peter paul <pepaul...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Possible juvenile Little Egret
7/8/17 11:59 am Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Bartow-Pell Mansion Pelham Bay Park Bronx
7/8/17 10:53 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Fahnestock State Park (Putnam County)
7/8/17 10:35 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 8, 2017 - Magnolia & Black-and-white Warblers
7/8/17 9:42 am Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Red Crossbills/More Sandhill Cranes!/Mountain Birdwatch survey & more
7/8/17 6:46 am Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers...> [nysbirds-l] AOS Checklist Supplement: Greenland returns to North America
7/7/17 6:25 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 07 July 2017
7/7/17 9:48 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park, Bronx - Thu., July 6, 2017 - Orchard Orioles, Rose-beasted Grosbeaks, etc.
7/6/17 9:11 pm Carole Hughes <chughes4...> [nysbirds-l] Auto Response: nysbirds-l digest: July 07, 2017
7/6/17 6:35 am Robert Lewis <rfermat...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue Beach Park yesterday
7/5/17 6:12 am Queensgirl30 <queensgirl30...> [nysbirds-l] Mecox Inlet, Southampton--Sandwich Tern
7/4/17 1:39 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
7/4/17 11:43 am Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Great Shearwater - Great Gull Island
7/4/17 11:06 am Jane Ross <janefross...> [nysbirds-l] East End Ponds
7/4/17 10:41 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Purple Martins at Lemon Creek, Richmond Co.
7/4/17 10:37 am Seth Wollney <seth.wollney...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Purple Martins at Lemon Creek, Richmond Co.
7/4/17 10:13 am Matthew Wills <matthewwills...> [nysbirds-l] Purple Martins at Lemon Creek, Richmond Co.
7/4/17 8:25 am Robert Lewis <rfermat...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue 7-3
7/4/17 7:37 am Julie Keefer <julie.keefer...> [nysbirds-l] Shearwater? LIS Little Gull Island
7/4/17 7:09 am Michael Yuan <mjyuan...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue 7-3
7/4/17 3:03 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue 7-3
7/4/17 2:40 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Jul/'17)
7/3/17 11:27 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 1, 2017 - Ramble Breeding Bird Survey & other sightings
7/3/17 10:50 am Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 1, 2017 - Ramble Breeding Bird Survey & other sightings
7/3/17 7:02 am Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Confirmed Red-headed Woodpecker breeding, Muscoot Farm, Westchester
7/2/17 3:46 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., July 2, 2017 - Additions to the Season's Breeding Bird List
7/2/17 3:28 pm Anthony Collerton <icollerton...> [nysbirds-l] Seabirds out of Montauk
7/2/17 12:33 pm Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger...> [nysbirds-l] Birding Fort Drum: Dickcissel, Summer Tanager and Philadelphia Vireo
7/2/17 9:09 am Dominic Garcia-Hall <dominic.hall...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Changes to the NYS List
7/2/17 5:53 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> RE: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?
7/2/17 4:09 am syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Changes to the NYS List
7/1/17 2:36 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC early morning, 7/1
7/1/17 1:10 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 1, 2017 - Ramble Breeding Bird Survey & other sightings
7/1/17 9:09 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach Highlights
7/1/17 8:36 am Paul R Sweet <sweet...> Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?
7/1/17 7:43 am Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...> Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?
7/1/17 7:18 am Paul R Sweet <sweet...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?
7/1/17 5:11 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?
7/1/17 4:40 am Anthony Collerton <icollerton...> [nysbirds-l] Sandwich Tern at Cupsogue (Yes)
6/30/17 6:57 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Manhattan migrants / lingerers
6/30/17 6:55 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 30 June 2017
6/30/17 6:20 pm Rick <rcech...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Manhattan migrants / lingerers
6/30/17 5:53 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Manhattan migrants / lingerers
6/30/17 4:17 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Friday June 30, 2017 - Worm-eating Warblers, C. Yellowthroat, Am. Redstarts
6/30/17 2:41 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler Bayard Cutting 'Yes'
6/30/17 5:23 am Menachem Goldstein <goldsteinm95...> [nysbirds-l] sandwich tern at cupsogue
6/29/17 3:30 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Locations (27-Jun-'17)
6/29/17 12:41 pm Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> [nysbirds-l] Sandwich Tern, Cupsogue, Suffolk, LI
6/29/17 12:19 pm Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Question on Henslow sparrow Shawangunk NWR
6/29/17 12:15 pm Jim Osterlund <jfcosterlund...> [nysbirds-l] Bayard Cutting Arboretum Yellow-throated Warbler
6/29/17 10:28 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Common Raven
6/27/17 6:08 pm Joe T <jbirds268...> [nysbirds-l] shearwaters
6/27/17 6:04 pm Joe T <jbirds268...> [nysbirds-l] shearwaters
6/27/17 4:55 pm Purbita Saha <bitasaha...> [nysbirds-l] Dead seabirds story
6/27/17 9:18 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
6/26/17 8:18 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Oakwood Beach--Riga St. marsh
6/26/17 7:22 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow - Shawangunk Grasslands NWR
6/26/17 5:37 pm Michael Britt <sootyshear...> [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow - Shawangunk Grasslands NWR
6/26/17 1:30 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Oakwood Beach--tidal marshes, NW to Mill Rd.
6/26/17 1:00 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park, Bronx - Mon., June 26,2017 - Saltmarsh Sparrow, Pine Warbler, Marsh Wren, Clapper Rail
6/25/17 6:22 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler -& birding ethics- Central Park, NYC 6/25
6/25/17 4:23 pm Pat Palladino <dino1277...> [nysbirds-l] Two groups of Brown Pelicans (second-hand report) - Nassau and Suffolk Counties
6/25/17 3:50 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., June 25, 2017 - 5 Wood Warbler Species incl. Kentucky Warbler & Worm-eating Warbler
6/25/17 10:35 am syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Center , Oceanside,ny
6/25/17 10:03 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler++, Central Park, NYC 6/25
 
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Date: 7/24/17 6:18 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Mon. 24-Jul-2017
*NY County Highlights: *

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (3), Killdeer (17+), Common Tern (73+), American
Kestrel (2), Fish Crow (13+), White-throated Sparrow and Brown-headed
Cowbird.

On the old gull nesting field, west of Hammock Grove, there were at least
17 Killdeer. They were mainly at the north end of field nearer the zip-line
and maze. None were seen or heard on the rest of the island. A
Black-crowned Night-Heron nest was pointed out to me inside the Urban Farm.
An adult was sitting on a nest no higher than 10 feet in a small tree. The
nest is not visible from outside the fence.

*1st hour*: *16 spp*.; *2nd*: *+8*; *3rd*: *+4*; *4th*: *+3* = *31 spp.*

Full checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38305865
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Date: 7/24/17 12:33 pm
From: Paul R Sweet <sweet...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
As a post-script to the Great Shearwater story, a colleague from the North Carolina Museum informed me that the wreck extended to that state. One rehabber there took in 80 birds.

From: <bounce-121663379-11471062...> [mailto:<bounce-121663379-11471062...>] On Behalf Of Tshrike19
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2017 1:49 PM
To: <NYSBirds-L...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times

Hi All,

As Derek mentioned in a previous post, the coastal low pressure system that set up from the night of the 6/17 through the 19th, resulted in a strong and persistent onshore wind, as well as strong gusts. This system resulted in strong southeast flow from new England all the way to key west (I was there at the time), these conditions can certainly help concentrate seabirds inshore where they are typically more scarce. In addition, as also mentioned, there is an abundance of bait offshore. Many of the charter and head boat captains I've chatted with (in NJ though) have mentioned the abundance of sand eels offshore, with fluke being caught on some of the Montauk boats spitting up sand eels on deck and some of the charters going for tuna seeing bait balls of sand eels. It's probable that large numbers of Shearwaters were already offshore due to food availability with the weather system helping to concentrate them inshore. If so much food is available offshore, why does it appear many are starving is a question though, and we can only speculate as to what may be causing this. Perhaps some of these birds arrived in the NY Bight in bad shape already and didn't have the energy to actively forage (sick from a virus, toxin load from algae??). Was anyone able to age the birds they were finding dead, or will the folks who are receiving the dead shearwaters be able to provide an age breakdown? Mortality tends to be high in first of year birds, if there was a high percentage of young birds in this unusual concentration off long Island it wouldn't be unusual finding a number of dead birds (with an onshore wind to bring the dead and dying to shore). A fact of nature is that seabirds sometimes wreck in large numbers, it's been happening long before we were around.

tom brown

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Date: 7/24/17 10:07 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- July 24, 2017
*  NYSY  07.24.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):July 17, 2017 - July 24, 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: July 24  AT 12:00 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of July 17, 2017.
Highlights--------------
AMERICAN WHITE PELICANLEAST BITTERNIBIS sp.BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONBRANTNORTHERN GOSHAWKSANDHILL CRANERUFFLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERSTILT SANDPIPERBLACK TERNCOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN FLYCATCHER





Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     14 species of Shorebirds were reported at the complex this week. The RUFF seems to be gone but other goodies like STILT SANDPIPER and both DOWITCHERS are still being reported.     7/19: The last day the RUFF was reported. It was from Eaton Marsh. The last report of the RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS from Mays Point Road although they may still be around.     7/21: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was reported at Benning Marsh on the Wildlife Trai. The Pelican was reported through yesterday both at Benning and at Tschache Pool.      7/22: An IBIS was spotted and photographed, somewhat distantly, along the Wildlife Drive but a positive ID could not be made. No reports since.BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and BLACK TERNS were reported at Morgan Road Marsh. LEAST BITTERN was reported at NanDyne Spoor Road, Howland Island and the Wildlife Drive.     7/23: BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS and SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

Onondaga County------------
     7/17: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was sighted along the Erie Canal on Cedar Bay Road in Dewitt.     7/19: 2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS continue at Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville.

Oswego County------------
     7/19: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario.     7/21: An early BRANT was seen at Oswego Harbor.     7/23: A LEAST BITTERN was seen at Snake Creek onLakeshore Road south of Oswego.

Cayuga County------------
     7/21: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was see on the bluff at Fair Haven State Park.

Madison County------------
     7/21: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was found at Morrow Mountain State Park south of Erieville.

Herkimer county------------
     7/22: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was found on Unclemier Road north of Middleville.
         
              
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Date: 7/24/17 8:40 am
From: Paul R Sweet <sweet...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Shorebirds and East Pond update...
Very cool!

From: <bounce-121675089-11471062...> [mailto:<bounce-121675089-11471062...>] On Behalf Of Susan Elbin
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Shorebirds and East Pond update...

Hi Andrew and all,
We just received notification from the Banding Lab and want to thank you for reporting your resighting of the Glossy Ibis 1116-50056 (also known as 049).

In case others are curious: that bird was banded as a pre-fledged chick by our team (NYC Audubon) on 17 June 2010 on Canarsie Pol, Jamaica Bay. This bird is seven years old. How incredibly exciting -- especially considering that you (Andrew) reported a Glossy Ibis from that same cohort last year at the East Pond.
Good birding,

Susan


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On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 5:53 PM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...><mailto:<birdingdude...>> wrote:
I birded the East Pond for a few hours today testing access along the north end and getting in some shorebirding.

An estimated 300 Shorebirds on the East Pond consisting of 8 species. The highlights included LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (1), STILT SANDPIPERS (21). All feeding comfortably just past "Dead Man's Cove."

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Non shorebirding highlight was 1 adult GULL-BILLED TERN.

On the West Pond, it was quiet with single Spotted and Least Sandpipers observed.

Thank you to all who either called in or wrote to NPS, expressing your concerns regarding the "fence situation" on the East Pond South End. As I have stated in an earlier e-mail, NPS is aware and working towards a resolution.

Don Riepe, the Mundys and I are working together in pushing for a resolution. This includes both a short term fix and hopefully a long term solution. I will keep everyone posted as we make progress.

In other East Pond news, the water level continue to drop. Hopefully, within a week or two shoreline will open up on the North End for easier access. I keep folks updated on that situation as well.

Keep the faith and thank you all for your patience.

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Date: 7/24/17 8:35 am
From: Susan Elbin <selbin...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Shorebirds and East Pond update...
Hi Andrew and all,
We just received notification from the Banding Lab and want to thank you
for reporting your resighting of the Glossy Ibis 1116-50056 (also known as
049).

In case others are curious: that bird was banded as a pre-fledged chick by
our team (NYC Audubon) on 17 June 2010 on Canarsie Pol, Jamaica Bay. This
bird is seven years old. How incredibly exciting -- especially considering
that you (Andrew) reported a Glossy Ibis from that same cohort last year at
the East Pond.

Good birding,

Susan



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Director of Conservation and Science
New York City Audubon
71 West 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010
212-691-7483, ext 305
direct line: 646-434-0421
cell phone: 973-216-1941
www.nycaudubon.org

On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 5:53 PM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> wrote:

> I birded the East Pond for a few hours today testing access along the
> north end and getting in some shorebirding.
>
> An estimated 300 Shorebirds on the East Pond consisting of 8 species. The
> highlights included LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (1), STILT SANDPIPERS (21). All
> feeding comfortably just past "Dead Man's Cove."
>
> Here is a link to a digiscoped shot of today's LBDO
> https://flic.kr/p/VJ86Xz
>
> Non shorebirding highlight was 1 adult GULL-BILLED TERN.
>
> On the West Pond, it was quiet with single Spotted and Least Sandpipers
> observed.
>
> Thank you to all who either called in or wrote to NPS, expressing your
> concerns regarding the "fence situation" on the East Pond South End. As I
> have stated in an earlier e-mail, NPS is aware and working towards a
> resolution.
>
> Don Riepe, the Mundys and I are working together in pushing for a
> resolution. This includes both a short term fix and hopefully a long term
> solution. I will keep everyone posted as we make progress.
>
> In other East Pond news, the water level continue to drop. Hopefully,
> within a week or two shoreline will open up on the North End for easier
> access. I keep folks updated on that situation as well.
>
> Keep the faith and thank you all for your patience.
>
> --------
> "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the
> ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own
> abhorrence." ~ Frederick Douglass
>
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> 火 Conquer like the fire
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Date: 7/23/17 4:32 pm
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fahnestock State Park, Putnam county
Hiked the red trail from Rte 301 to Beaver Pond then back to 301 on Blue trail with Charlie Roberto and Kyle Bardwell. Did a bit of trail maintenance and got some good birds along the way. Highlights were six species of warbler including male chestnut sided, black throated blue and prairie, several scarlet tanagers, veery, pewees, yellow throated and red eyed vireos, balt. Oriole, E. bluebird and towhees galore; 2 water snakes and one large black rat snake. (And lots of blueberries mostly high bush.)

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Date: 7/23/17 3:48 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Sat. 22-Jul-2017
*NY County Highlights: *

Gadwall (2), Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (3), Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper,
Common Tern (103+), American Kestrel (3), American Crow & Fish Crow (30+)

The group of small shorebirds low over Buttermilk Channel across from Red
Hook Brooklyn were too far to identify beyond peep sp.

*1st hour*: *15 spp.*; *2nd*: *+5 & 2 taxa*; *3rd*: *+7*; *4th*: *+1* = *28
spp. & 2 taxa*

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Date: 7/23/17 3:42 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., July 23, 2017 - Wood Thrush & 4 Species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC
Sunday, July 23, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Louisiana Waterthrush (2), Northern Waterthrush, Magnolia Warbler, Yellow Warbler (10), & Wood Thrush.

Canada Goose - Lake
Wood Duck - 2 males (Turtle Pond & the Pond)
Mallard - hatch-year birds swelling the ranks with 45 just at the Pond
Mourning Dove - several locations, a new nest in Shakespeare Garden
Chimney Swift - 3
Herring Gull - flyovers
Ring-billed Gull
Double-crested Cormorant - the Pond & flyovers
Great Egret - 2 (Turtle Pond & the Pond)
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 3 at the Pond (2 adults, 1 juvenile)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker - several including juvenile at Gill Overlook
Northern Flicker - 2
Great Crested Flycatcher - Tupelo Field
Eastern Kingbird - Turtle Pond
Warbling Vireo - 4
Barn Swallow - 2 flyovers Maintenance Field
Black-capped Chickadee - 2 Turtle Pond
Tufted Titmouse - 2 Summer House Meadow (east side)
White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
House Wren - Hallett Sanctuary
Carolina Wren - Triplet's Bridge
Wood Thrush - singing male Hallett Sanctuary
American Robin - everywhere
Gray Catbird - common
House Finch - a dozen (Shakespeare Garden (Jeff Ward) & the Pond (Mayra Cruz))
Song Sparrow - 2 (singing male & juvenile at the Pond)
White-throated Sparrow - 2 in Ramble
Baltimore Oriole - 3 including adult male at Oak Bridge (Jeff Ward)
Red-winged Blackbird - several small flocks of southbound migrants, 2 or 3 Turtle Pond (Andrea Hessel)
Common Grackle - adult feeding juvenile at Hallett Sanctuary
Louisiana Waterthrush - 2 (Oven and mudflat at the Pond)
Northern Waterthrush - Balcony Bridge/Triplet's Bridge (Jeff Ward)
Magnolia Warbler - adult male in basic plumage east side of Summer House Meadow (Jeff Ward)
Yellow Warbler - 10 (4 locations, especially Turtle Pond)
Northern Cardinal - common

In the Bronx this morning: flock of 21 Fish Crows flying over Bronxdale Avenue (very early) - Bob.

Very nice to see that the Yellow Warblers are right on schedule,

Deb Allen

P. S. There's a Woodchuck at the Maintenance Field, spotted by Jeff Ward, seen again after lunch by Sandra Critelli.

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Date: 7/23/17 12:38 pm
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Whimbrel - Staten Island
Long-billed Dowither was also feeding on the flats, flew off vocalizing -

On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 2:45 PM Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <
<jose.ramirez.garofalo...> wrote:

> Isaac Grant and I have 3 Whimbrel feeding on the mudflats at Great Kills
> Park on Staten Island-
>
> Jose
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Date: 7/23/17 11:46 am
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel - Staten Island
Isaac Grant and I have 3 Whimbrel feeding on the mudflats at Great Kills
Park on Staten Island-

Jose
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Date: 7/22/17 2:36 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 22, 2017 - 3 Species of Wood Warblers
Central Park, NYC
Saturday, July 22, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.


Highlights: Magnolia Warbler, American Redstart, and our first-of-season Northern Waterthrush.

Canada Goose - Reservoir & Lake - Hatch-year birds growoing like weeds
Mallard - Reservoir & Turtle Pond - some older ducklings around
Mourning Dove
Ring-billed Gull - 5 Reservoir
Herring Gull - around 30 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 7 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - at least a dozen Reservoir
Great Egret - Upper Lobe (also seen at Turtle Pond)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - sev. adults & one juvenile bird just getting a red wash on the crown at Humming Tombstone
Downy Woodpecker - Maintenance Field
Northern Flicker - Boathouse Cafe (Gillian Henry) & Azalea Pond
Great Crested Flycatcher - pair Tupelo Field
Eastern Kingbird - Mugger's Woods & Turtle Pond
Warbling Vireo - 4
Blue Jay
American Crow - heard
Barn Swallow - still 5 juveniles and a couple of adults at Reservoir, 2 Great Lawn
White-breasted Nuthatch - Azalea Pond, another heard
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird - 4 (1 Maint. Field, fledgling North Meadow Ballfields with 2 adults, appear to have a new nest)
Cedar Waxwing - heard
House Finch - adult female & juvenile Summer House Meadow
Song Sparrow - 2 still singing north end Reservoir
Baltimore Oriole - adult male Upper Lobe, one-year-old male north end Reservoir in Black Cherry
Red-winged Blackbird - several small southbound blackbird flocks (mostly Red-winged Blackbirds)
Common Grackle - some in mixed blackbird flocks
Northern Waterthrush - probably the same bird seen at Upper Lobe and Balcony Bridge (early) our FOS for fall
American Redstart - adult male in fresh plumage Iphigene's Walk
Magnolia Warbler - lingering adult male now in basic (winter) plumage at Summer House Meadow
Northern Cardinal - males & females

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Date: 7/22/17 8:50 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge East Pond Access update.
Just a few minutes ago, Don Riepe and I had a discussion on the fence situation at the southend of the East Pond.

We concluded that there is no point in waiting and that visitors should access the Pond by walking around the fence, while NPS work out the issues.

Please be mindful that Call Ahead Trucks are parked right near the fence so exercise caution when coming and going.

Unless you are like the intrepid Steve Walter, I would recommend knee high boots when visiting the East Pond

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Date: 7/22/17 6:45 am
From: sophiesaid <sophiesaid...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] White Pelican- Montezuma
White Pelican at Benning Marsh Montezuma, this morning. Have photos.
Linda Scrima


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Date: 7/21/17 11:39 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: Illustrated Checklists & Macaulay Links
Links have been added to the NYS eBird Hotspots webpages for Illustrated
Checklists and access to the Macaulay Library for All images and All audio.
All images & audio includes "unconfirmed" items so you don't need to wait
for the moderator to approve these species.

Links were added to all 62 counties. These links can be added to the NYS
page and all the hotspot pages but I'll wait for any feedback before
expanding the scope.

For Illustrated Checklists you can change the view from All species to:
- Species w/ photos
- Species w/ audio
- Species needing photos
- Species needing audio

On the Macaulay Library links you can change the filters by selecting "More
Filters" and you can view any individual species by typing into the "Enter
species name" box.

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

See image for new links on the facebook group "New York Birders".
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Date: 7/21/17 8:27 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 21 July 2017
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jul. 21, 2017
* NYNY1707.21

- Birds mentioned
BLACK-CAPPED PETREL+
SOUTH POLAR SKUA+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Northern Bobwhite
Cory's Shearwater
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
WHIMBREL
Stilt Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
GULL-BILLED TERN
CASPIAN TERN
Royal Tern
Cliff Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
BLUE GROSBEAK
Bobolink

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
http://www.nybirds.org/NYSARC/goodreport.htm

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
nysarc44(at)nybirds{dot}org.

If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

Gary Chapin - Secretary
NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

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

Compiler: 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, July 21st 2017
at 10:30pm. The highlights of today's tape are WHIMBREL, [BLACK-CAPPED
PETREL], SOUTH POLAR SKUA, GULL-BILLED TERN, CASPIAN TERN, LOUISIANA
WATERTHRUSH, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK and shorebird migration.

The BLACK-CAPPED PETREL appeared on a pelagic trip to Block Canyon
yesterday and another pelagic trip off Montauk last Saturday produced 7
CORY'S SHEARWATERS and a SOUTH POLAR SKUA.

BROWN PELICAN observations last week were 3 at Jones Beach West End on
Monday, 2 at Oak Beach on Sunday and 1 at Robert Moses State Park Fire
Island on Wednesday.

WHIMBRELS reported for the week were 1 at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn on
Saturday, 1 at Cupsogue County Park on Thursday, 1 at Wolfe's Pond Park on
Staten Island Thursday and 6 over the sea at Robert Moses State Park Fire
Island on Thursday.

A GULL-BILLED TERN was still present at Mecox through Thursday and another
bird was at the East Pond Jamaica Bay today. A CASPIAN TERN was seen at
Heckscher State Park on Monday and several ROYAL TERNS were reported at
Cupsogue on Monday and 11 more ROYAL TERNS were at this site on Thursday.

A LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was found today at Prospect Park in Brooklyn and
the YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was still at the entrance area at Bayard
Cutting Arboretum in Oakdale on Monday. Three BLUE GROSBEAKS were present
at the Grumman site at Calverton on Monday.

Shorebirds at the East Pond Jamaica Bay today numbered about 300 birds of 8
species highlighted by 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER and 21 STILT SANDPIPERS.
Seventeen species of shorebirds were noted on Thursday at Cupsogue. Total
numbers were reported as not impressive and were highlighted by a WHIMBREL
and 4 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS.

Other notable birds for the week were 2 NORTHERN BOBWHITE at a private golf
course in Manhasset on Thursday, 1 AMERICAN BITTERN at Gilgo on Thursday, 2
LEAST BITTERNS at Prospect Park Brooklyn at the Wellhouse on Monday, 8
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS at Soundview Park in the Bronx on Sunday, 1
CLIFF SWALLOW at Moriches Bay Inlet on Sunday, 3 more CLIFF SWALLOWS at
Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx on Monday, a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH at the
cloverleaf on Ocean Parkway and the Meadowbrook Parkway Jones Beach on
Monday and a BOBOLINK in Marine Park in Brooklyn last Saturday.

Tom Burke is away. To call in reports please call Tony Lauro at (631)
734-4126.

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: 7/21/17 2:54 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Shorebirds and East Pond update...
I birded the East Pond for a few hours today testing access along the north end and getting in some shorebirding.

An estimated 300 Shorebirds on the East Pond consisting of 8 species. The highlights included LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (1), STILT SANDPIPERS (21). All feeding comfortably just past "Dead Man's Cove."

Here is a link to a digiscoped shot of today's LBDO https://flic.kr/p/VJ86Xz

Non shorebirding highlight was 1 adult GULL-BILLED TERN.

On the West Pond, it was quiet with single Spotted and Least Sandpipers observed.

Thank you to all who either called in or wrote to NPS, expressing your concerns regarding the "fence situation" on the East Pond South End. As I have stated in an earlier e-mail, NPS is aware and working towards a resolution.

Don Riepe, the Mundys and I are working together in pushing for a resolution. This includes both a short term fix and hopefully a long term solution. I will keep everyone posted as we make progress.

In other East Pond news, the water level continue to drop. Hopefully, within a week or two shoreline will open up on the North End for easier access. I keep folks updated on that situation as well.

Keep the faith and thank you all for your patience.

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Date: 7/21/17 8:04 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
Im left wondering what it means to delete Mandarin Duck from a list of birds reported to eBird. I understand that Mandarin Duck is not established in viable wild populations anywhere in New York State and consequently is not included in the official list of such species maintained by the New York State Avian Records Committee. But this species has become naturalized in several places far from its ancestral range, and it might do so here, at some future time. If this were ever to become a point of discussion, New York birders would be interested in tracing where and when the establishment occurred, and the eBird dataset, focused as it is on the frequency and abundance of bird detections, would be a natural place to search for evidence.

I would think that reports of species such as Mandarin Duck, Egyptian Gooseand nowadays, Northern Bobwhiteare worth tracking in eBird, even if they cant be regarded as legitimately wild, because future researchers might have good reasons to want to know where and when people formerly encountered them. One could argue that even invalidated records are potentially available for future review, but this isnt really true, if only because the public invisibility of deleted species would inevitably inhibit normal reporting.

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore
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Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:39 PM
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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:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Red represents species removed from the New York State list bringing the NYS total to 479 species.

Nassau County:<http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Nassau>
Mandarin Duck (Removed)

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Date: 7/20/17 5:40 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:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Red represents species removed from the New York State list bringing the
NYS total to 479 species.

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

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Date: 7/20/17 2:37 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] [extralimital] Wandering Tattler
Most serious shorebird fanciers know that July can be a time when unexpected species can show in these latitudes.

Such a bird was found today on the Indiana lake-front - yes, some distance from NY state… but still, on a Great Lake’s shore.

the IN-Birds list-serve & of course also other media will give updates on this. A great find for the region.

http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=message;id=1330631 <http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=message;id=1330631>

hot summer birding,

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Date: 7/20/17 10:27 am
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel - Staten Island
At approx. 12:10PM I had a Whimbrel on the beach at Wolfe's Pond Park on
Staten Island-

After about ten minutes it flew off in the direction of Great Kills
Park/Oakwood Beach, which are generally good spots to find Whimbrel.

Good birding,

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Date: 7/20/17 7:40 am
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat...>
Subject: Fw: Re: RE: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)


Thanks.  I was thinking a motor boat large enough for several people and a lot of gear, telescopes, cameras, etc.

BL

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, 9:30:56 AM EDT, Blomberg, Nancy <NBlomberg...> wrote:


This is the closest for rentals.

 

http://www.longislandcanoekayakrentals.com/

 

 

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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)

 

I was there yesterday too and also saw many birds out of reach way to the north and northwest (from the usual access point, a short walk from the parking lot).  Does anyone know if it's possible to rent a small boat somewhere nearby and get to those sandbars and islands?

 

Bob Lewis

Sleepy Hollow NY

 

 

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6:09:52 AM EDT, Ken Feustel <feustel...> wrote:

 

 

We spent five hours on the flats at Cupsogue yesterday morning, covering both outgoing and incoming tides. Highlights were seventeen species of shorebirds including  a single Whimbrel and four Pectoral Sandpipers. Terns of interest were Royal Terns(11), Black Tern (1), Roseate Tern (1) and Forster’s, Common, and Least Terns. Shorebird numbers were not particularly impressive, and, in what seems to be the "new normal”, many of the species did not visit the flats east of the inlet, preferring to remain on the distant sandbar(s) in Moriches Inlet. 

 

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Date: 7/20/17 6:37 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] BirdCallsRadio - Deborah Rivel & Kellye Rosenheim

Birders et al!

I thought many of you would be interested in BirdCallsRadio’s next guests today with Deborah Rivel &
Kellye Rosenheim Co-Authors Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island. bit.ly/PAGm8L <http://bit.ly/PAGm8L>
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Date: 7/20/17 6:14 am
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)
I was there yesterday too and also saw many birds out of reach way to the north and northwest (from the usual access point, a short walk from the parking lot).  Does anyone know if it's possible to rent a small boat somewhere nearby and get to those sandbars and islands?

Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY


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We spent five hours on the flats at Cupsogue yesterday morning, covering both outgoing and incoming tides. Highlights were seventeen species of shorebirds including  a single Whimbrel and four Pectoral Sandpipers. Terns of interest were Royal Terns(11), Black Tern (1), Roseate Tern (1) and Forster’s, Common, and Least Terns. Shorebird numbers were not particularly impressive, and, in what seems to be the "new normal”, many of the species did not visit the flats east of the inlet, preferring to remain on the distant sandbar(s) in Moriches Inlet. 
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Date: 7/20/17 3:41 am
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel, Robert Moses, Long Island
Starting the day with a seawatch with Mike Z Snouty, saw 6 Whimbrel moving
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Date: 7/20/17 3:09 am
From: Ken Feustel <feustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)
We spent five hours on the flats at Cupsogue yesterday morning, covering both outgoing and incoming tides. Highlights were seventeen species of shorebirds including a single Whimbrel and four Pectoral Sandpipers. Terns of interest were Royal Terns(11), Black Tern (1), Roseate Tern (1) and Forsters, Common, and Least Terns. Shorebird numbers were not particularly impressive, and, in what seems to be the "new normal, many of the species did not visit the flats east of the inlet, preferring to remain on the distant sandbar(s) in Moriches Inlet.

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Date: 7/19/17 8:05 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations Reviewed (NYS eBird Hotspots)
The wiki pages for the Top 10 locations (singles and grouped) have been
reviewed for the 32 counties that currently have dedicated pages for
hotspots. The locations promoted to top 10 are highlighted green or
preceded with a plus (+) sign. The site that was replaced still has a page
dedicated to it but is 'static' meaning it doesn't need monthly maintenance
except for the addition of new informational links. These are preceded with
a negative (-) sign.

*Bronx County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Bronx>*
(+) Crotona Park

The Bronx has been expanded to Top 10+1. This location is currently 8th out
of 11.

*Delaware County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Delaware>*
(+) Riverview Cemetery, Hancock
(+) Green Flats Rd.
(-) Unadilla Rest Area, I-88 (eastbound)
(-) Andrew Gray Rd.

*Dutchess County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Dutchess>*
(+) Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills SP

Dutchess County has been expanded to Top 10+1. This location is currently
6th out of 11.

*Genesee County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Genesee>*
(+) John White WMA

Genesee County has been expanded to Top 10+1. 'John White WMA' (97 spp.)
and 'Gypsum Ponds' (96 spp.) are close enough to expand the list.

*Jefferson County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Jefferson>*
(+) Ashland Flats WMA

Jefferson County has been expanded to Top 10+2. 'Ashland Flats Wildlife
Management Area' (123 spp.) and 'Kelsey Creek, Watertown' (127 spp.) are
close enough to expand the list.

*Monroe County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Monroe>*
(...) Braddock Bay WMA expanded to include additional shared locations.
(-) Hogan Park

*Oneida County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Oneida>*
(+) Rayhill Trail

Oneida County has been expanded to Top 10+3. This location is currently 9th
out of 13.

*Orange County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Orange>*
(+) Fancher Davidge Park
(+) Mount Peter including Hawk Watch

Orange County has been expanded to Top 10+2. 'Mount Peter including Hawk
Watch' (125 spp.) and 'Fancher Davidge Park' (126 spp.) are close enough to
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*Putnam County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Putnam>*
(+) Cranberry Mountain WMA
(+) Nimham Mountain Multiple Use Area

Putnam County has been expanded to Top 10+2. 'Cranberry Mountain WMA' (85
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and 10th out of 12 respectively.

*Saratoga County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Saratoga>*
(+) Hudson Crossing Park

Saratoga County has been expanded to Top 10+1. 'Betar Byway' (139 spp.) and
'Hudson Crossing Park' (142 spp.) are close enough to expand the list.

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Date: 7/19/17 6:13 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Thorton Rd. (Sullivan Co.)
A marker was created for Thorton Rd. (Sullivan Co.). The hotspot should be
available within 12 hours.

If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
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— At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
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— You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
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— 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

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Date: 7/19/17 3:57 pm
From: Carena Pooth <carena...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] White Ibis
If anyone sees any of them, please send a note to this list right away. Thank you!
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Date: 7/19/17 3:00 pm
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park this morning
Not too much of note.    Seven Royal Terns on sand bars to the northwest, where access is difficult.  An adult Little Blue Heron, a breeding plumage Dunlin, ten or so Semipalmated Plovers, and about five Piping Plovers on the flats.
Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY

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About 10 birders spent the evening at Wickham Lake in Orange County (leaving around 9pm) but no Ibis was seen.
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Date: 7/18/17 9:09 pm
From: Carena Pooth <carena...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] White Ibis NO 7/18
About 10 birders spent the evening at Wickham Lake in Orange County (leaving around 9pm) but no Ibis was seen.
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Date: 7/18/17 7:52 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird Illustrated Checklists: NYS (details + links)
For New York State I've pulled the Top 20 hotspots and noted the percentage
of species needing photos on the Illustrated Checklists (IC). The IC cannot
combine hotspots as we can with Bar Charts. Images with a 'best quality'
rating in the Macaulay Library get posted. You can view 'All Months' or
each individual month for photos for that period.

To rate photos you can click on the camera icon with the # of photos to the
far right of each species. If you're viewing 'Species w/ photos' I'd
recommend right clicking on the icon and opening in a new tab to preserve
the 'Species w/ photos' view in the original tab. Otherwise you'll need to
choose 'Species w/ photos' again and find your place in the list when you
press the back button.

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- the hotspot name with a link to the IC
- total species seen
- # of species *needing* photos
- % of species *with* photos on the IC

*New York State: Top 20 Hotspots*
* The list is sorted by % of species with photos.

*Central Park:* <https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L191106/media?yr=all&m=>
Total species: 259
Species needing photos: 76
Percent with photos: 70.7%

*Prospect Park: <https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L109516/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 290
Species needing photos: 86
Percent with photos: 70.3%

*Myers Point: <https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L99615/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 261
Species needing photos: 85
Percent with photos: 67.4%

*Stewart Park: <https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L99381/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 265
Species needing photos: 99
Percent with photos: 62.6%

*Montezuma NWR--Wildlife Drive:
<https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L267814/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 260
Species needing photos: 100
Percent with photos: 61.5%

*Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge:
<https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L165143/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 306
Species needing photos: 142
Percent with photos: 53.6%

*Floyd Bennett Field:
<https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L152773/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 271
Species needing photos: 127
Percent with photos: 53.1%

*Jones Beach SP--West End:
<https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L109147/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 306
Species needing photos: 145
Percent with photos: 52.6%

*Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station:
<https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L109146/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 276
Species needing photos: 157
Percent with photos: 43.1%

*Hamlin Beach SP: <https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L109143/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 272
Species needing photos: 187
Percent with photos: 31.3%

*Marshlands Conservancy:
<https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L109149/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 263
Species needing photos: 186
Percent with photos: 29.3%

*Derby Hill Hawk Watch--North Lookout:
<https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L166701/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 284
Species needing photos: 208
Percent with photos: 26.8%

*Dreier-Offerman Park:
<https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L351189/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 256
Species needing photos: 188
Percent with photos: 26.6%

*Jones Beach SP: <https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L167247/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 310
Species needing photos: 228
Percent with photos: 26.5%

*Montezuma NWR (general area):
<https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L246782/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 261
Species needing photos: 196
Percent with photos: 24.9%

*Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge--West Pond:
<https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L109145/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 288
Species needing photos: 221
Percent with photos: 23.3%

*Hamlin Beach SP--Parking Lot No. 4 (Primary Lakewatch site):*
<https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L139811/media?yr=all&m=>
Total species: 278
Species needing photos: 220
Percent with photos: 20.9%

*Robert Moses SP:* <https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L268000/media?yr=all&m=>
Total species: 297
Species needing photos: 237
Percent with photos: 20.2%

*Montauk Point SP:
<https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L109151/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 263
Species needing photos: 249
Percent with photos: 5.3%

*Fishers Island: <https://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L3562597/media?yr=all&m=>*
Total species: 259
Species needing photos: 258
Percent with photos: 0.4%

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Date: 7/18/17 3:19 am
From: Michael Yuan <mjyuan...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Mecox Inlet, Bridgehampton
Gull-billed Tern 1, visibility 0 at the moment. On the Scott Cameron beach side of the Inlet.

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Date: 7/18/17 12:03 am
From: Tshrike19 <tshrike19...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times

Hi All,

As Derek mentioned in a previous post, the coastal low pressure system that set up from the night of the 6/17 through the 19th, resulted in a strong and persistent onshore wind, as well as strong gusts. This system resulted in strong southeast flow from new England all the way to key west (I was there at the time), these conditions can certainly help concentrate seabirds inshore where they are typically more scarce. In addition, as also mentioned, there is an abundance of bait offshore. Many of the charter and head boat captains I've chatted with (in NJ though) have mentioned the abundance of sand eels offshore, with fluke being caught on some of the Montauk boats spitting up sand eels on deck and some of the charters going for tuna seeing bait balls of sand eels. It's probable that large numbers of Shearwaters were already offshore due to food availability with the weather system helping to concentrate them inshore. If so much food is available offshore, why does it appear many are starving is a question though, and we can only speculate as to what may be causing this. Perhaps some of these birds arrived in the NY Bight in bad shape already and didn't have the energy to actively forage (sick from a virus, toxin load from algae??). Was anyone able to age the birds they were finding dead, or will the folks who are receiving the dead shearwaters be able to provide an age breakdown? Mortality tends to be high in first of year birds, if there was a high percentage of young birds in this unusual concentration off long Island it wouldn't be unusual finding a number of dead birds (with an onshore wind to bring the dead and dying to shore). A fact of nature is that seabirds sometimes wreck in large numbers, it's been happening long before we were around.

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Date: 7/17/17 10:46 pm
From: Curt McDermott <tele-tek...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] White ibis no
Hi All,
Sorry for the late post. I was at work and just arrived home. The 5 White Ibis DID in fact return this evening to roost in the same tree. This reported tonight(Monday) by Linda Scrima, who with her husband, braved a pretty rough storm by all accounts and observed the birds arriving at 7:07PM.
Good Birding,
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People were at Wickham lake after dawn but no luck. Searching in the area was not productive. They may be out feeding and could return to their roost at Wickham lake. Or not
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Date: 7/17/17 6:51 pm
From: sophiesaid <sophiesaid...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] White Ibis- Yes Orange County
7/17/17 Thunder/lightning storm stakeout in car at Wickham Lake, Warwick tonight.
5 White Ibis flew over car, and flew past yesterday's perch in treeline. Ibis circled back past perch a few minutes later, but kept going.
Took documentary photo through car windshield. The rain was too heavy and lightning got worse, so I left without relocating.


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Date: 7/17/17 9:51 am
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelicans - Jones Beach West End, Nassau Co.
Rich Kelly just called to report he and Al Lindberg are watching two
Brown Pelicans in the inlet north of restroom building at the Coast
Guard Station at West End. The birds were flying around, then settled on
the water and are drifting east with tide at the moment.

Good luck if you go.

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Date: 7/17/17 9:41 am
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
An important piece of information to consider when recalling the 18 June shearwater flight is food availability within offshore LI waters. Many birds were already here prior to the 18 June flight and the moderate coastal depression is what likely drove a significant number of these individuals into the beaches.

I suspect the same would likely happen now if we were to experience another weather event with moderate to strong southeast winds because the huge numbers of shearwaters continue to feed off Long Island out to 30 nautical miles and beyond.

Casual observations from before and after the large inshore shearwater flight on 18 June indicate improved abundance and quality of food relative to recent years. I've spoken with a handful of offshore fishermen who, without being provoked and unaware of the 18 June flight, referenced "a lot more birds than usual." This coincided with "a lot more bait than usual," mostly sand eels. There have also been lots of baleen whales, presumably attracted to this food.

Some personal shearwater observations from three combined combined offshore outings on 4 June, 22 June, and 5 July include the following.

-463 Cory's Shearwater
-703 Great Shearwater
-535 Cory's/Great Shearwater
-142 Sooty Shearwater
-8 Manx Shearwater

These Cory's and Great Shearwater totals seem larger than normal and of course provide only a narrow snapshot of what offshore NY looks like. On all 3 outings, rafts of Cory's, Great and Sooty Shearwaters were found feeding and sitting on the surface as close as 2.5 nm from the beach, which is why I wouldn't have been surprised if another moderate wind/weather event produced big seawatch numbers of large shearwaters. Along with these bird sightings, we've been detecting masses of bait from 8 nm out to approx. 30 nm and further south at the continental shelf break. And I'm still getting text messages from offshore fishermen finding huge numbers of birds out to 30 nm.

Just like our terrestrial migrants, seabirds are also faced with rapidly changing environmental conditions along their migratory pathway, it's just more difficult for land-based observers to monitor. So perhaps several hundred (probably more like thousand) dead Great Shearwaters, isn't so significant in an area where they regularly pass through and are currently congregating in mass. After all, their estimated population is in the millions. The fact that Cory's are also present in large numbers but to my knowledge few, if any, Cory's specimens were recovered is interesting. One possibility, as suggested by others, is that Great Shearwaters have had a tougher time finding food near their departure grounds in the South Atlantic and were thus weaker (or more prone to disease) when they arrived in our waters. Cory's Shearwaters have a different point of origin and shorter migration.

Best,

Derek Rogers
Sayville

> On Jul 16, 2017, at 10:56 AM, Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> wrote:
>
> To play Devil's Advocate for a second: Great Shearwater is regular from mid-May to late August off Suffolk County, so their occurrence in Nassau is not really that surprising, and might be explained by something like the improved quality of feeding offshore from Nassau, for which there is some recent evidence. I agree that the shearwater kill requires an explanation, but I remain unconvinced that the birds were significantly off course.
>
> Hugh
>
>> On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> wrote:
>> Hi Dick and all,
>>
>> I think it's fair to say that the multi-hundreds of Great Shearwaters observed from the Nassau County shoreline on 18 June were off course. The species is entirely absent from this area for years at a time (I'd never previously seen even one from shore in Nassau in over twenty years), and the sum total of records over all time is vastly lower the numbers seen in just a few hours. Thus, their extreme concentration in a small area where they are ordinarily completely absent requires explanation. The fact that they were starving explains why many birds died, but alone it doesn't account for why they were bunched up in the New York Bight, rather than dispersing over a broader area of nearby waters they typically inhabit. All else equal, in the absence of food, one would expect widely foraging pelagic birds either to spread out randomly, or possibly to orient directly for traditionally productive areas, such as Block Canyon, Georges Bank, etc.--if they could. Food shortage alone doesn't account for the unprecedented densities inshore in the New York Bight, unless they were actively seeking food in this unusual area, with seems very unlikely. I think they were starving, tried to keep moving, and wound up following a path of least resistance that brought them to where we encountered them.
>>
>> Shai Mitra
>> Bay Shore
>> ________________________________________
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>> Cc: NYSBIRDS; eBirdsnyc
>> Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
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>> i don't see any evidence of birds being "blown off course". Starving, yes, and this seems likely due to shortage or lack of food, perhaps related to changing climate. But wrecks of great shearwaters of roughly similar magnitude have been occurring episodically for years, perhaps moreso in Massachusetts than on long island
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Date: 7/17/17 8:29 am
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] White ibis no

People were at Wickham lake after dawn but no luck. Searching in the area was not productive. They may be out feeding and could return to their roost at Wickham lake. Or not
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Date: 7/17/17 8:14 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- July 10, 2017
*  NYSY  07.10.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):July 04, 2017 - July 10, 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: July 10  AT 4 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of July 04, 2017.
Highlights--------------
LEAST BITTERNBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONRUFFSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERSTILT SANDPIPERUPLAND SANDPIPERRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN FLYCATCHERSWAINSON’S THRUSHDICKCISSEL (Extralimital)




Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     Eleven species of shorebirds were noted at the complex this week highlighted by the continuing male RUFF and also SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and STILT SANDPIPER. All three birds were seen at Kipp Island although the RUFF also made another appearance at Eaton Marsh on Saturday but was only seen by two people.     7/12: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen at Kipp Island.     7/14: The last report of the RUFF at Kipp Island although there may be other reports not on ebird.     7/15: The RUFF was seen at Eaton Marsh at about 11:30 but did not stay long and was not relocated the rest of the day . A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at KippIsland. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and probably a family group continues at the end of Mays Point road on the south side in the cottonwood tree. Numerous people reported seeing a LEAST BITTERN on the WildlifeTrail near Larue’s Lagoon.

Onondaga county------------
     7/14: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at Whiskey Hollow Nature Preserve west of Baldwinsville.

Oswego County------------
     7/12: A GREAT EGRET was south of Co. Rt. 49 west of Central Square.     7/14: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario. A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was found on Otto Mills Road in north of Redfield. A LEAST BITTERN was seen at Derby Hill. an UPLAND SANDPIPER continues at the Oswego County Airfield on Howard Road.

Madison County------------
     A pair of RING-NECKED DUCKS continue at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.

Extralimital------------
     Two DICKCISSELS were found at a stakeout on Kingdom Road south of River road between Seneca Falls and Waterloo in Seneca County.      
              
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Date: 7/16/17 5:59 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., July 16, 2016 - No Cuckoos, but plenty of Barn Swallows & note on predation
Central Park NYC
Sunday, July 16, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

We couldn't relocate yesterday's Yellow-billed or Black-billed Cuckoos.

Barn Swallows are doing well at the north end of the Reservoir, with all the young birds fledged. This morning I counted at least 17 Barn Swallows flying around the buildings at the Reservoir's north end. At one point I could see 8 young birds perched on one building and 4 perched on another. The young swallows impressed me with their energy and their ability to keep up with their parents.

Last night I had gotten an email from Pat Dubren about an incident at the Reservoir. This morning she sent me photos. Then Junko emailed today. Basically, Junko spotted a Barn Swallow fledgling that had fallen into the water at the Reservoir Saturday (July 15). After swimming a short distance the young bird was sitting on some reeds at water level when it was killed and eaten by a Red-eared Slider. Pat took a series of photos which are not for the faint-of-heart.

On a lighter note, this morning Warbling Vireos fledged near the north end of Iphigene's Walk. We got great looks at an adult feeding a fledgling, then Jeff Ward & I watched the fledgling attempt to fly after one of the adults. It fluttered down, and Jeff spotted it on the ground. The young bird hopped up on a low branch, and the adult found it immediately.

Here are a few photos from Saturday & Sunday.


Warbling Vireo Fledgling (Flying & Perched) near Iphigene’s Walk, Sunday July 16, 2017:

https://www.photo.net/photo/18408385

https://www.photo.net/photo/18408376



Black-billed Cuckoo at Azalea Pond, Saturday July 15, 2017:

https://www.photo.net/photo/18408402



Waiting for Warblers,

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Date: 7/16/17 4:16 pm
From: Curt McDermott <tele-tek...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] 5 White Ibis

5 White Ibis Wickham Lake Warwick, NY NOW! Found by Rob Stone


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Date: 7/16/17 8:58 am
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] extralimital, but closing fast! White Pelican in CT near NY border
Julian Hough just informed me of a White Pelican that was seen flying SW
from Sandy Point CT. This is close to the NY border so to birders in
Westchester and beyond there's one coming your way!

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Date: 7/16/17 7:57 am
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
To play Devil's Advocate for a second: Great Shearwater is regular from
mid-May to late August off Suffolk County, so their occurrence in Nassau is
not really that surprising, and might be explained by something like the
improved quality of feeding offshore from Nassau, for which there is some
recent evidence. I agree that the shearwater kill requires an explanation,
but I remain unconvinced that the birds were significantly off course.

Hugh

On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
wrote:

> Hi Dick and all,
>
> I think it's fair to say that the multi-hundreds of Great Shearwaters
> observed from the Nassau County shoreline on 18 June were off course. The
> species is entirely absent from this area for years at a time (I'd never
> previously seen even one from shore in Nassau in over twenty years), and
> the sum total of records over all time is vastly lower the numbers seen in
> just a few hours. Thus, their extreme concentration in a small area where
> they are ordinarily completely absent requires explanation. The fact that
> they were starving explains why many birds died, but alone it doesn't
> account for why they were bunched up in the New York Bight, rather than
> dispersing over a broader area of nearby waters they typically inhabit. All
> else equal, in the absence of food, one would expect widely foraging
> pelagic birds either to spread out randomly, or possibly to orient directly
> for traditionally productive areas, such as Block Canyon, Georges Bank,
> etc.--if they could. Food shortage alone doesn't account for the
> unprecedented densities inshore in the New York Bight, unless they were
> actively seeking food in this unusual area, with seems very unlikely. I
> think they were starving, tried to keep moving, and wound up following a
> path of least resistance that brought them to where we encountered them.
>
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
> ________________________________________
> From: <bounce-121659418-3714944...> [bounce-121659418-3714944@
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> Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2017 3:31 PM
> To: Ardith Bondi
> Cc: NYSBIRDS; eBirdsnyc
> Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and
> Starving - The New York Times
>
> i don't see any evidence of birds being "blown off course". Starving,
> yes, and this seems likely due to shortage or lack of food, perhaps related
> to changing climate. But wrecks of great shearwaters of roughly similar
> magnitude have been occurring episodically for years, perhaps moreso in
> Massachusetts than on long island
>
> On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 12:12 PM, Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
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Date: 7/16/17 5:25 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
Hi Dick and all,

I think it's fair to say that the multi-hundreds of Great Shearwaters observed from the Nassau County shoreline on 18 June were off course. The species is entirely absent from this area for years at a time (I'd never previously seen even one from shore in Nassau in over twenty years), and the sum total of records over all time is vastly lower the numbers seen in just a few hours. Thus, their extreme concentration in a small area where they are ordinarily completely absent requires explanation. The fact that they were starving explains why many birds died, but alone it doesn't account for why they were bunched up in the New York Bight, rather than dispersing over a broader area of nearby waters they typically inhabit. All else equal, in the absence of food, one would expect widely foraging pelagic birds either to spread out randomly, or possibly to orient directly for traditionally productive areas, such as Block Canyon, Georges Bank, etc.--if they could. Food shortage alone doesn't account for the unprecedented densities inshore in the New York Bight, unless they were actively seeking food in this unusual area, with seems very unlikely. I think they were starving, tried to keep moving, and wound up following a path of least resistance that brought them to where we encountered them.

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore
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i don't see any evidence of birds being "blown off course". Starving, yes, and this seems likely due to shortage or lack of food, perhaps related to changing climate. But wrecks of great shearwaters of roughly similar magnitude have been occurring episodically for years, perhaps moreso in Massachusetts than on long island

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Date: 7/16/17 3:17 am
From: Gus Keri <guskeri...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
Has any one looked into the possibility of viral infection? Viral infection can make birds thin and starved-looking and can affect large number of birds at once.

New viruses are being seen every once in a while that scientists are not aware of, and these viruses are affecting all species including humans.

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A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving

LIDO BEACH, N.Y. — Joe Okoniewski has seen this before, just not on this

scale. Each year Mr.

Okoniewski, a wildlife pathologist with the New York State Department of

Conservation, performs

necropsies on small numbers of seabird specimens that wash up dead along

the coastal parts of the state.

The birds are usually lone adults or juveniles that strayed too close to

shore.

This summer Mr. Okoniewski has already examined more than 20 dead birds,

while twice that many are

awaiting necropsies. All are the same species of agile seabird called

great shearwaters, and all washed up

emaciated on Long Island beaches last month in a mass mortality event

that scientists say is extraordinary

for the region.

Now Mr. Okoniewski and others are hoping the unusually large number of

carcasses can provide clues

into the mysterious lives of these birds, which are considered good

indicators of the health of the world’s

oceans.

“The birds are extremely thin and anemic,” Mr. Okoniewski said. “The big

mystery is: Why are they thin?

On the surface it looks like you know what happened: They starved. But

when you ask why, it becomes

much more of a mystery.”

Continue reading the main story

The vast expanses of the ocean remain some of the most vital and

hard-to-study environments on the

planet. As scientists work to comprehend the scope of climate change,

they often look to seabirds to tell

stories from the world’s most inaccessible waters. Pelagic birds, which

refers to seabirds that spend the

majority of their lives at sea and rarely venture to the shore, traverse

various regions and climates, are

affected by extreme weather patterns and feed on prey exposed to carbon

emissions — all while staying

relatively observable above the water’s surface.

Photo

One of the seabirds found in Atlantic City, N.J. Hundreds of carcasses

were found over the course of two weeks, from Montauk, N.Y., to as far south

as Cape May, N.J. Credit Scott McConnell

Greater shearwaters, which are long-winged birds the size of small sea

gulls, nest on some of the world’s

most remote islands in the south Atlantic, more than 1,500 miles from

land, before migrating to the

waters off New England and Newfoundland.

“These birds really illustrate the connectivity of ecosystems around the

world,” said Shai Mitra, a biologist

at the College of Staten Island.

Their sometimes-perilous journey takes them past Long Island each June,

but only after they have fueled

up at feeding grounds in the Caribbean. Living off fat reserves, they

glide up the Gulf Stream, rarely

venturing in sight of land.

“They are sort of an enigma for us to understand them because they are

so rarely seen,” said Paul Sweet,

an ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural History who is

preparing specimens of the birds and

freezing them so that they are available for study in the future.

Which is why it caused a stir within scientific circles in late June

when an offshore weather system pushed

an entire flock not just within sight of land, but also over the shores

of Nickerson Beach in Nassau County.

Birders flocked to Nickerson to get glimpses of hundreds of shearwaters

unsuccessfully fighting wind and

fog, like flapping flotsam.

“Many of the birds were over land. Many were flying right on the

shoreline,” said Isaac Grant, a birder

from Staten Island. “I’ve never seen anything like it. Eventually, I

stopped looking and started rescuing

birds.”

Hundreds of carcasses were found over the course of two weeks, from

Montauk west to Brooklyn and as

far south as Cape May, N.J.

Steve Walter, a photographer from Brooklyn, arrived at Nickerson Beach

to find straggling shearwaters

battling the surf. He picked one up to protect it from the waves,

“babysitting” it before rehabilitators

arrived.

“I never imagined myself holding a shearwater in my hands,” Mr. Walter said.

Nearly all of the dozens of birds recovered by rescuers eventually died,

and the bodies were sent to the

state Department of Conservation, the Museum of Natural History or

Cornell University’s Lab of

Ornithology.

Most of the victims were young birds, Mr. Okoniewski said. Though bits

of plastic were found in some of

their stomachs, starvation, not plastic ingestion, remains the

overarching cause of death, he concluded.

In years past, shearwaters have been found beached in large numbers in

other parts of the United States.

The winds that forced the birds over land in and around New York City

last month were relatively benign,

further deepening the mystery.

Why couldn’t the birds fight them? What threw them off course in the

first place? How long had it been

since they had eaten?

“For a phenomenon of this magnitude, you have to make quite a large

front,” Mr. Sweet said. “Why they

were in that area of sea that had no food? I don’t know if we will ever

know that.”

The beachings could say more about the health of the birds’ feeding

grounds in the Caribbean than about

the quality of the waters closer to New York, said Michael Schrimpf, a

doctoral candidate at Stony Brook

University who is specializing in seabird ecology.

“When we have these large numbers washing ashore at one time, how much

different from normal is

that?” Mr. Schrimpf asked. “That’s hard to know if we don’t have a

baseline of what normal is.”

















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Date: 7/15/17 3:31 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] JBWR East Pond Report 7-15
This morning, I cleared out the north end trail on the west side of the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, making it usable for the 2017 Shorebird Season.

The water level on the pond is high and I would advise against attempting to bird the pond for now. Compounding the water level problem, is an algae mat that makes viewing where you are wading impossible. Additionally, the thickness of the Algal mat, made it hard work when walking the pond, as I leaned today. Yes, I did walk in a bit - up to the area known as Sanderling Point. It was for testing purposes and a bit tricky. In some areas, water was above my calf.

The water level read out is 1.36 which is high. For this time of the year, we should have been at the very least 1.20 (yeah we had rain but what about draining early?) Nevertheless, I did note shorebirds beyond Dead Man's Cove. Highlighted by 4 STILT SANDPIPERS. They were feeding in a mixed flock consisting of Short-billed Dowitchers, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and Peeps. The latter hugging the Phragmites as they sought any open shoreline.

I ventured out to the southend of the pond as well, though I opted not to clear the trail on that end. The fence is still up but there a huge sign at the trail entrance indicating the area is part of the Refuge. No doubt, brought on by the hubbub over the fence that sprung up right under NPS' noses.

On the south end there were the usual suspects including a few Least Sandpipers. A banded Glossy Ibis was the highlight as well as a marauding young Peregrine Falcon that was nicely harassed by a few Common Terns who did not put up with its presence.

For those of you interested in what the fence looks like on the south end and what the pond looks like in terms of the water level. Here is a link to some photos I took by phone. https://flickr.com/photos/37626025@N05/sets/72157683844150731

For those of you unfamiliar with the nomenclature of the various spots on the pond. Here is a link to an East Pond map that should help. http://birdingdude.blogspot.com/2016/06/jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge-east-pond.html?m=1

Many thanks who have taken the time to contact NPS regarding the East Pond access issue. I will update the listserves, if I learn anything new.

Cheers,

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Date: 7/15/17 3:29 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 15, 2017 - Yellow- & Black-billed Cuckoos, Ruby-throated Hummingbird & Magnolia Warbler
Central Park NYC - Ramble & Reservoir
Saturday, July 15, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.


Highlights: Yellow- & Black-billed Cuckoos, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, continuing adult male Magnolia Warbler, also our first-of-season southbound flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds.


Canada Goose - Turtle Pond & Reservoir
Wood Duck - dark-billed male Turtle Pond
Mallard - 9 very tame juveniles remain at Turtle Pond, almost ready to fly
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Summer House Meadow (Bob, 6am)
Black-billed Cuckoo - Tupelo Field before 8am, seen later at Azalea Pond
Mourning Dove - nest in Shakespeare Garden empty
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - female or hatch-year in hosta and bee balm Shakespeare Garden
Herring Gull - 5 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir - adult and two 1st-cycle (hatch-year) birds
Double-crested Cormorant - 4 Reservoir & a couple of flyovers
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Turkey Vulture - circling up over Oak Bridge
Red-bellied Woodpecker- Ramble
Downy Woodpecker - male & female Warbler Rock (Bina from Mozambique)
Northern Flicker - 3 Warbler Rock
Great Crested Flycatcher - 4
Eastern Kingbird - 3
Warbling Vireo - Summer Hosue Meadow
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow - 2 low over Great Lawn, another over Oak Bridge
White-breasted Nuthatch - Summer House Meadow
American Robin - many
Gray Catbird - adult carrying food to nest Tupelo Field, others elsewhere
Northern Mockingbird - north end of Maintenance Field
Cedar Waxwing - 6 to 10 incl. fledgling at Upper Lobe
House Finch - 10 to 15 (all age & sex classes)
American Goldfinch - heard flight call Shakespeare Garden (Peter Haskel & Bob)
Song Sparrow - Bow Bridge
Baltimore Oriole - juvenile Warbler Rock
Red-winged Blackbird - Turtle Pond & small southbound flocks
Brown-headed Cowbird - Riviera
Common Grackle - Delacorte Theater, etc.
Magnolia Warbler - adult male Bow Bridge
Northern Cardinal - here & there, including courtship feeding at Upper Lobe (nest early & often)

Many young Eu. Starlings & House Sparrow fed by their parents, alas.

Six days ago (last Sunday, July 9) Stefan Passlick found and tweeted a Black-billed Cuckoo at the north end of the park. This is the earliest July date on record for Central Park. Remarkably the bird was not flagged as rare on his ebird checklist, here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38057359


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Date: 7/15/17 3:00 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Locations (13-Jul-'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:* Illustrated checklists can be accessed from the state, county and
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Checklists' on the menu. If the hotspot is preceded by an asterisk you'll
see 'Illustrated Checklists after clicking on 'View Details'.

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
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The above links now appear on the home page (see below) on the 'Shared
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The alphabetized page with all hotspots (5,795) has also been updated.
Links to both the New and Renamed pages appears on the 'Shared Location
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Alphabetical list of hotspots:
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If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
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Date: 7/15/17 2:56 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] extralimital - Roseate Spoonbill, Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania (to 7/15)
Not all that far from New York is the Roseate Spoonbill well-reported via the PA-Birds list-serve, & likely thru other media as well. A recent report from today is archived at:

http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=message;id=1329626

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Date: 7/15/17 12:31 pm
From: Richard Veit <rrveit23...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times
i don't see any evidence of birds being "blown off course". Starving, yes,
and this seems likely due to shortage or lack of food, perhaps related to
changing climate. But wrecks of great shearwaters of roughly similar
magnitude have been occurring episodically for years, perhaps moreso in
Massachusetts than on long island

On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 12:12 PM, Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> wrote:

>
>
>
>
> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/nyregion/seabird-deaths-l
> ong-island.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Vi
> sible&moduleDetail=inside-nyt-region-2&module=inside-nyt-region
> ®ion=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region
> <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/nyregion/seabird-deaths-
> long-island.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-V
> isible&moduleDetail=inside-nyt-region-2&module=inside-nyt-
> region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region>
>
> A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving
> LIDO BEACH, N.Y. — Joe Okoniewski has seen this before, just not on this
> scale. Each year Mr.
> Okoniewski, a wildlife pathologist with the New York State Department of
> Conservation, performs
> necropsies on small numbers of seabird specimens that wash up dead along
> the coastal parts of the state.
> The birds are usually lone adults or juveniles that strayed too close to
> shore.
> This summer Mr. Okoniewski has already examined more than 20 dead birds,
> while twice that many are
> awaiting necropsies. All are the same species of agile seabird called
> great shearwaters, and all washed up
> emaciated on Long Island beaches last month in a mass mortality event that
> scientists say is extraordinary
> for the region.
> Now Mr. Okoniewski and others are hoping the unusually large number of
> carcasses can provide clues
> into the mysterious lives of these birds, which are considered good
> indicators of the health of the world’s
> oceans.
> “The birds are extremely thin and anemic,” Mr. Okoniewski said. “The big
> mystery is: Why are they thin?
> On the surface it looks like you know what happened: They starved. But
> when you ask why, it becomes
> much more of a mystery.”
> Continue reading the main story
> The vast expanses of the ocean remain some of the most vital and
> hard-to-study environments on the
> planet. As scientists work to comprehend the scope of climate change, they
> often look to seabirds to tell
> stories from the world’s most inaccessible waters. Pelagic birds, which
> refers to seabirds that spend the
> majority of their lives at sea and rarely venture to the shore, traverse
> various regions and climates, are
> affected by extreme weather patterns and feed on prey exposed to carbon
> emissions — all while staying
> relatively observable above the water’s surface.
> Photo
> One of the seabirds found in Atlantic City, N.J. Hundreds of carcasses
> were found over the course of two weeks, from Montauk, N.Y., to as far south
> as Cape May, N.J. Credit Scott McConnell
> Greater shearwaters, which are long-winged birds the size of small sea
> gulls, nest on some of the world’s
> most remote islands in the south Atlantic, more than 1,500 miles from
> land, before migrating to the
> waters off New England and Newfoundland.
> “These birds really illustrate the connectivity of ecosystems around the
> world,” said Shai Mitra, a biologist
> at the College of Staten Island.
> Their sometimes-perilous journey takes them past Long Island each June,
> but only after they have fueled
> up at feeding grounds in the Caribbean. Living off fat reserves, they
> glide up the Gulf Stream, rarely
> venturing in sight of land.
> “They are sort of an enigma for us to understand them because they are so
> rarely seen,” said Paul Sweet,
> an ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural History who is
> preparing specimens of the birds and
> freezing them so that they are available for study in the future.
> Which is why it caused a stir within scientific circles in late June when
> an offshore weather system pushed
> an entire flock not just within sight of land, but also over the shores of
> Nickerson Beach in Nassau County.
> Birders flocked to Nickerson to get glimpses of hundreds of shearwaters
> unsuccessfully fighting wind and
> fog, like flapping flotsam.
> “Many of the birds were over land. Many were flying right on the
> shoreline,” said Isaac Grant, a birder
> from Staten Island. “I’ve never seen anything like it. Eventually, I
> stopped looking and started rescuing
> birds.”
> Hundreds of carcasses were found over the course of two weeks, from
> Montauk west to Brooklyn and as
> far south as Cape May, N.J.
> Steve Walter, a photographer from Brooklyn, arrived at Nickerson Beach to
> find straggling shearwaters
> battling the surf. He picked one up to protect it from the waves,
> “babysitting” it before rehabilitators
> arrived.
> “I never imagined myself holding a shearwater in my hands,” Mr. Walter
> said.
> Nearly all of the dozens of birds recovered by rescuers eventually died,
> and the bodies were sent to the
> state Department of Conservation, the Museum of Natural History or Cornell
> University’s Lab of
> Ornithology.
> Most of the victims were young birds, Mr. Okoniewski said. Though bits of
> plastic were found in some of
> their stomachs, starvation, not plastic ingestion, remains the overarching
> cause of death, he concluded.
> In years past, shearwaters have been found beached in large numbers in
> other parts of the United States.
> The winds that forced the birds over land in and around New York City last
> month were relatively benign,
> further deepening the mystery.
> Why couldn’t the birds fight them? What threw them off course in the first
> place? How long had it been
> since they had eaten?
> “For a phenomenon of this magnitude, you have to make quite a large
> front,” Mr. Sweet said. “Why they
> were in that area of sea that had no food? I don’t know if we will ever
> know that.”
> The beachings could say more about the health of the birds’ feeding
> grounds in the Caribbean than about
> the quality of the waters closer to New York, said Michael Schrimpf, a
> doctoral candidate at Stony Brook
> University who is specializing in seabird ecology.
> “When we have these large numbers washing ashore at one time, how much
> different from normal is
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Date: 7/15/17 12:12 pm
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black backed woodpecker Franklin County

.on Bigelow road
viewed from this location at 3.1pm on 07-15-2017
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Date: 7/15/17 9:12 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving - The New York Times




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A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving
LIDO BEACH, N.Y. — Joe Okoniewski has seen this before, just not on this
scale. Each year Mr.
Okoniewski, a wildlife pathologist with the New York State Department of
Conservation, performs
necropsies on small numbers of seabird specimens that wash up dead along
the coastal parts of the state.
The birds are usually lone adults or juveniles that strayed too close to
shore.
This summer Mr. Okoniewski has already examined more than 20 dead birds,
while twice that many are
awaiting necropsies. All are the same species of agile seabird called
great shearwaters, and all washed up
emaciated on Long Island beaches last month in a mass mortality event
that scientists say is extraordinary
for the region.
Now Mr. Okoniewski and others are hoping the unusually large number of
carcasses can provide clues
into the mysterious lives of these birds, which are considered good
indicators of the health of the world’s
oceans.
“The birds are extremely thin and anemic,” Mr. Okoniewski said. “The big
mystery is: Why are they thin?
On the surface it looks like you know what happened: They starved. But
when you ask why, it becomes
much more of a mystery.”
Continue reading the main story
The vast expanses of the ocean remain some of the most vital and
hard-to-study environments on the
planet. As scientists work to comprehend the scope of climate change,
they often look to seabirds to tell
stories from the world’s most inaccessible waters. Pelagic birds, which
refers to seabirds that spend the
majority of their lives at sea and rarely venture to the shore, traverse
various regions and climates, are
affected by extreme weather patterns and feed on prey exposed to carbon
emissions — all while staying
relatively observable above the water’s surface.
Photo
One of the seabirds found in Atlantic City, N.J. Hundreds of carcasses
were found over the course of two weeks, from Montauk, N.Y., to as far south
as Cape May, N.J. Credit Scott McConnell
Greater shearwaters, which are long-winged birds the size of small sea
gulls, nest on some of the world’s
most remote islands in the south Atlantic, more than 1,500 miles from
land, before migrating to the
waters off New England and Newfoundland.
“These birds really illustrate the connectivity of ecosystems around the
world,” said Shai Mitra, a biologist
at the College of Staten Island.
Their sometimes-perilous journey takes them past Long Island each June,
but only after they have fueled
up at feeding grounds in the Caribbean. Living off fat reserves, they
glide up the Gulf Stream, rarely
venturing in sight of land.
“They are sort of an enigma for us to understand them because they are
so rarely seen,” said Paul Sweet,
an ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural History who is
preparing specimens of the birds and
freezing them so that they are available for study in the future.
Which is why it caused a stir within scientific circles in late June
when an offshore weather system pushed
an entire flock not just within sight of land, but also over the shores
of Nickerson Beach in Nassau County.
Birders flocked to Nickerson to get glimpses of hundreds of shearwaters
unsuccessfully fighting wind and
fog, like flapping flotsam.
“Many of the birds were over land. Many were flying right on the
shoreline,” said Isaac Grant, a birder
from Staten Island. “I’ve never seen anything like it. Eventually, I
stopped looking and started rescuing
birds.”
Hundreds of carcasses were found over the course of two weeks, from
Montauk west to Brooklyn and as
far south as Cape May, N.J.
Steve Walter, a photographer from Brooklyn, arrived at Nickerson Beach
to find straggling shearwaters
battling the surf. He picked one up to protect it from the waves,
“babysitting” it before rehabilitators
arrived.
“I never imagined myself holding a shearwater in my hands,” Mr. Walter said.
Nearly all of the dozens of birds recovered by rescuers eventually died,
and the bodies were sent to the
state Department of Conservation, the Museum of Natural History or
Cornell University’s Lab of
Ornithology.
Most of the victims were young birds, Mr. Okoniewski said. Though bits
of plastic were found in some of
their stomachs, starvation, not plastic ingestion, remains the
overarching cause of death, he concluded.
In years past, shearwaters have been found beached in large numbers in
other parts of the United States.
The winds that forced the birds over land in and around New York City
last month were relatively benign,
further deepening the mystery.
Why couldn’t the birds fight them? What threw them off course in the
first place? How long had it been
since they had eaten?
“For a phenomenon of this magnitude, you have to make quite a large
front,” Mr. Sweet said. “Why they
were in that area of sea that had no food? I don’t know if we will ever
know that.”
The beachings could say more about the health of the birds’ feeding
grounds in the Caribbean than about
the quality of the waters closer to New York, said Michael Schrimpf, a
doctoral candidate at Stony Brook
University who is specializing in seabird ecology.
“When we have these large numbers washing ashore at one time, how much
different from normal is
that?” Mr. Schrimpf asked. “That’s hard to know if we don’t have a
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Date: 7/15/17 12:21 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 14 July 2017
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jul. 14, 2017
* NYNY1707.14

- Birds mentioned
Snow Goose
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Wild Turkey
CORY'S SHEARWATER
GREAT SHEARWATER
BROWN PELICAN
Black Vulture
American Oystercatcher
Short-billed Dowitcher
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GULL-BILLED TERN
Royal Tern
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER

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sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

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125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

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Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 14th 2017
at 10:30pm. The highlights of today's tape are HARLEQUIN DUCK, shearwaters,
BROWN PELICAN, GULL-BILLED TERN, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, YELLOW-THROATED
WARBLER.

A female HARLEQUIN DUCK was found at Montauk last Saturday. Also at Montauk
today a flock of about 40 shearwaters was noted with one identified as
CORY'S and the balance thought to be GREAT SHEARWATERS.

An interesting flight of BROWN PELICANS occurred this week with reports
extending from the Fire Island Inlet to Cupsogue County Park. The sightings
are as follows: 3 on Monday at Captree State Park, 1 at Cupsogue County
Park on Tuesday, 3 at the Old Inlet at Bellport on Thursday, 3 at Captree
and also at Fire Island Inlet on Thursday. We of course are uncertain about
duplication of these records.

Two GULL-BILLED TERNS were seen yesterday at Goethal's Bridge Pond on
Staten Island.

A family of two adult and two young RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were discovered
on Monday at Connetquot River State Park in Oakdale. Also in Oakdale last
Saturday a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was found at Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Other interesting birds seen through the week are as follows: the injured
SNOW GOOSE continues at Ocean Marine Preserve. Another SNOW GOOSE was found
at Sound Avenue farm Riverhead last Saturday, a SURF SCOTER was at Great
Kills Park Staten Island last Saturday and a BUFFLEHEAD was at the same
location all week, a WILD TURKEY with two young was at the unusual location
of Cupsogue County Park on Tuesday.

The shorebird season begins to heat up with 200 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS at
Cupsogue on Tuesday and two AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen at Randall's
Island off Manhattan on Tuesday.

Five LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and two ROYAL TERNS were at Cupsogue on
Tuesday and finally a BLACK VULTURE was seen Tuesday at the North Fork
Preserve in Riverhead.

Tom Burke will be away next week please call in reports to Tony Lauro at
(631) 734-4126.

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: 7/14/17 7:56 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge East Pond Southend Access - A call to action...
Good Evening Peeps,

It seems not too long ago, I wrote to both list-serves asking for your assistance on the West Pond restoration efforts. Your responses were key in making that effort a success.

I find myself writing to you again for your help. This evening, I had an interesting conversation with Dan Mundy Jr. of Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers regarding the fence and property "situation" at the south end of the East Pond. If you recall, Steve Walter wrote about this on July 10th.

Without boring you with mundane details, I will just say that we need to push NPS to acquire the property adjacent to the pond. Otherwise, the business Call Ahead may snap it up and we are not going to have access to the pond - at least from that end.

There is an opportunity for that property to be used for wildlife education purposes and NPS should seize the moment. Those of us familiar with the location know that it is a good spot for Dragonflies, Butterflies and other wildlife. The opportunities, are endless for innovative minds. For example, imagine a trail from the subway station stop in Broad Channel that access the East Pond via the property.

Please write to Jennifer Nersesian at <jen_nersesian...>

Let her know how much the East Pond means to our community. Access on the southend is critical to many nature programs.

Urge her to get a move on in acquiring the property in the state's buy back program.

Thank You.

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Date: 7/14/17 10:00 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Montauk Shearwaters
Following up on Nick Bonomo's message regarding shearwaters in Montauk I
was able to see about 40 shearwaters. I would say that most were Greater but
at least one was a Cory's. Even with a good scope they were a little far
out. Best viewing was from the concession stand area and not from Camp Hero.
Thanks for the tip
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Date: 7/14/17 4:38 am
From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Montauk shearwaters
Many shearwaters feeding just off Montauk PT this morning as we turn the corner to fish offshore. Would be visible from shore, I would think. FYI.

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Date: 7/13/17 7:46 pm
From: Joseph Fell <jfell2000...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Erie County Birds 7-13-17 (no Wood Stork)
Did some birding in southern Erie County hoping to find the Wood Stork seen
by Mary-Ann Ingrao w/o any luck (it had been seen yesterday and Tuesday, if
I understand correctly).

That being said, the day was still productive. I had *1 each* of
*Yellow-billed
*and* Black-billed Cuckoos* (YB at Sturgeon Point, an unexpected BB at
Bennett Beach), *5 Red-headed Woodpecker*s (2 at Wendt Beach, 1 at Bennett
Beach, and 2 on Lakeshore just east of Evangola SP), *1 Semi Sandpiper* and *14
American Avocets* at Bennett Beach.

On the way home, I saw *1 Merlin* that was harrying a Red-tailed Hawk near
Juno and Route 5 in Hamburg.

Joe Fell
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Date: 7/13/17 5:59 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay East Pond Status
Update for folks interested. I spoke by phone with Pat Rafferty. Her feedback in summary was, NPS is aware of the issue and actively working on resolving the problem with the fence. I will keep the list serve updated with any news on that front as I receive them.

As far as the water level. The pond is draining and hopefully without too much rain, will shape up soon (fingers and toes crossed) for migrating shorebirds.

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> On Jul 10, 2017, at 8:25 PM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the shout out Steve.
>
> Pat Rafferty and Jennifer Nersesian were also notified. Hopefully, we have some sort of resolution to this issue quickly.
>
> Cheers,
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>
>> On Jul 10, 2017, at 8:12 PM, Steve Walter <swalter15...> wrote:
>>
>> I stopped off at Jamaica Bay yesterday to check out the East Pond. Not trying to do Andrews job (in fact, he already tipped me off), but Ill say that I went dragonflying (and I dont mind getting my feet wet). Currently, the water extends all the way to the reeds along of the southwest part of the pond. The shallowest that the water is in any spot is about an inch and a half. But weve been down that road before, and time will solve that (barring more heavy rains).
>>
>> The bigger problem is that the property owner to the south of the pond had a fence built. The fence extends into the water and effectively blocks access to the east side of the pond (unless you want to go through the muddy northeast entrance). I dont know where exactly the park boundary is and if this is legal. Ill let the National Park Service deal with it. I sent an e-mail to the refuge manager, who should be returning from his weekend tomorrow. Hopefully, I can hear something back soon.
>>
>> In the meantime, keep these issues in mind if youre planning a visit to the East Pond.
>>
>>
>> Steve Walter
>> Bayside, NY
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Date: 7/13/17 4:24 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

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

For each county on the NYS eBird Hotspots site click the 'Overview' link on
the 'Explore a Location' line:
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Green represents a New York State first and yellow highlights a species
added for the first time over the past few months.

*Richmond County:* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Richmond>
Little Egret (8-Jul-2017)

*Schuyler County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Schuyler>*
Dickcissel (4-Jul-2017)

*Suffolk County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Suffolk>*
Pacific Golden-Plover (1-Sep-2003)

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Date: 7/13/17 3:53 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 13 Jul 17
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 07/13/2017
* NYBU1707.13
- Birds mentioned

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"LAWRENCE'S WARBLER"
RED-HEADED WDPKR.
MERLIN
LEAST SANDPIPER
Common Merganser
Osprey
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Acadian Flycatcher
Common Raven
Red-br. Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Northern Parula
Pine Warbler
La. Waterthrush
Chipping Sparrow

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 07/13/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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

Highlights of reports received during the past three weeks from the Niagara
Frontier Region.

June 28, a rare "LAWRENCE'S WARBLER" feeding young in the Oak Orchard
Wildlife
Management Area, along a trail opposite the DEC fenced area on Podunk Road.

In Elma, on a property on Clinton Street, a pair of RED-HEADED WDPKRS. with
young, on July 11.

A pair of MERLINS have been present for at least a month at Cazenovia Park
in
South Buffalo.

During the last week of June, a camper at Allegany State Park reported an
impressive 87 species for the week. Highlights were - COMMON MERGANSER with
young at France Brook, five OSPREY nests, GREAT HORNED OWL, BARRED OWL,
EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, COMMON RAVEN, RED-BR. NUTHATCH, WINTER
WREN
and 17 warbler species including LA. WATERTHRUSH, six NORTHERN PARULAS and
a
PINE WARBLER. Plus, a partially albino CHIPPING SPARROW.

There is a quick turnaround for southbound shorebird migrants - July 12, a
LEAST SANDPIPER on the beach at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island.
Also,
two adult and two young OSPREY on the nest platform at the park lagoon.

The Bird Report will be updated in the coming weeks. You may report
sightings
after the tone. Thank you for calling and reporting.

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Date: 7/13/17 8:08 am
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelicans Fire Is. Inlet, Suffolk Co.
These pelicans were seen yesterday at adjacent Democrat Pt by an unknown (to me) observer.

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> Two pelicans flew up the inlet and over Sore Thumb about five minutes ago. I lost them when i went for my scope.
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Date: 7/13/17 8:02 am
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelicans Fire Is. Inlet, Suffolk Co.
Two pelicans flew up the inlet and over Sore Thumb about five minutes ago. I lost them when i went for my scope.

About 200 terns are feeding off the Oak Beach parking area-Commons with a few Least and at least one Roseate

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Date: 7/13/17 7:24 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Ww crossbills Franklin county

. Multiple ( > 5 )  birds singing on both sides of Oregon Plains road
With Bob P. Ed B. John G.
viewed from this location at 10.16am on 07-13-2017
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Date: 7/12/17 9:51 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Illustrated Checklists on eBird.org
eBird.org should now have Illustrated Checklists available to all.

To get to a region i.e. Country, State or County on eBird.org:

— Select 'Explore Data' on the menu
— Then 'Explore a Region'
— Then type in a region i.e. Richmond, New York
— Then click 'Illustrated Checklist' in the menu

To get to a hotspot's Illustrated Checklist on eBird.org:

— Bring up the Hotspot Explorer map at http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspots
— Type your hotspot in the search box
— Click 'View Details' in the pop up box
— Click 'Illustrated Checklist' in the menu

On the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki pages:

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— Go to any region or hotspot and click 'Overview'
— Then click 'Illustrated Checklist'

For all hotspots with a leading asterisk:

— Click on the hotspot name
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Date: 7/12/17 11:11 am
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Probable Mitred Parakeet in Yonkers
I had what I believe was a Mitred Parakeet flying north along the Croton Aqueduct parallel to Hancock Ave. last weekend.  I didn't get a look at it but have heard them before and using sources on the net matched the calls to that species.  I've seen the NYC flock once in the Bronx at NYBG so maybe this was one or more of those making rounds?  I will keep an eye out for it in case it's living in the area.
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Date: 7/11/17 7:55 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue County Park 7-11
The highlights from 2 tide cycles at Cupsogue today include the following:

BROWN PELICAN (BRPE): observed during an early morning seawatch. The bird touched down briefly and then continued on heading in a NW direction. I kept an eye on the nearby sand spits hoping it may have circled back but it apparently kept on going.

Roseate Terns (2)

Flagged Semipalmated Sandpiper - this one I was able to read.

Ringed Short-billed Dowitcher - I have not seen many of these in the field so it was a treat to find one. This bird had 4 color rings in addition to its federal band. I am looking forward to finding out who uses this banding scheme.

Wild Turnkey with 2 chicks - notable for me as it is my first for Cupsogue.

Lesser Black-backed Gulls 3, aged as 2Cy and 3Cy types.

The Tern numbers were again low with not much variety. Shorebird numbers appear to hold steady. Although there was a definite uptick in Short-billed Dowitchers as I broke the 200 count today.

Other than the Brown Pelican in the AM, the seawatching was non productive.

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Date: 7/11/17 10:45 am
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Goose Creek Marsh and Bartow -Pell Mansion Museum, Bronx
Myra and Noa Cruz, Vicki Seabrook, Bob DeCandido and I ventured out to Goose Creek Marsh in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, very early this morning.
On the way back we stopped at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum.

If you decide to go out to the marsh, high waders and lots of bug spray are recommended, the mosquitoes were wicked.

Goose Creek Marsh
Cedar Waxwing (several)
Osprey
Barn Swallow (some still nesting, also we observed them feeding young in the air)
Gray Catbird
White-breasted Nuthatch
Double-crested Cormorant
American Black Duck
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Marsh Wren (several)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (4)
Least Sandpiper
Great Egret
Killdeer
Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow (2)
American Goldfinch
Eastern Kingbird
Northern Cardinal
Northern Mockingbird
Monk Parakeet (2 in parking lot)
Clapper Rail
Willow Flycatcher
Northern Flicker
Red-eyed Vireo
Common Grackle
Red-tailed Hawk

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Cedar Waxwing
Orchard Oriole (sub-adult male)
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
Yellow Warbler
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Herring Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Pine Warbler (male singing)
Yellow Warbler
American Kestrel
Song Sparrow
Snowy Egret (2)
Killdeer
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Flicker
American Robin

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Date: 7/11/17 8:50 am
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Correction of my last post from very early this A.M.
With thanks to John Gluth , who, in a gentle and humorous fashion, asked if
I really heard a Chihuahuan Raven in Riverhead yesterday ? Of course, the
correct scientific name should have been *Corvus corax...*probably should
have started writing post earlier in the evening !

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Date: 7/10/17 9:01 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Important to a happy life: personal hygiene, continue to read, and don't forget to "taste the grape" !
Today, my first task was to keep a dental appointment in Jamesport. My 2nd
scheduled stop was at the Riverhead Library, to return 4 books I had
finished, and extend a 5th, that was due today. While enroute to the
library, as I was passing Michael's Liquor Store, I remembered we were low
on "whites", so I stopped and shopped ! Returning to the car with my bottle
bargains, I heard the distinct croak of a C.Raven coming from behind the
houses and trees on the other side of E.Main St. The bird(s) called 4
times, with each croak sounding like *Corvus cryptoleucus* and not that of
a young of either species of crow. Although I didn't see the bird(s), I
feel confidant with the call. This is the first of this species for me in
Riverhead...I guess I should check all of the town's water towers ! And of
course, the moral of this story is "a bottle of wine in the hand, is worth
two on the vine" !

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Date: 7/10/17 5:26 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay East Pond Status
Thanks for the shout out Steve.

Pat Rafferty and Jennifer Nersesian were also notified. Hopefully, we have some sort of resolution to this issue quickly.

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> I stopped off at Jamaica Bay yesterday to check out the East Pond. Not trying to do Andrews job (in fact, he already tipped me off), but Ill say that I went dragonflying (and I dont mind getting my feet wet). Currently, the water extends all the way to the reeds along of the southwest part of the pond. The shallowest that the water is in any spot is about an inch and a half. But weve been down that road before, and time will solve that (barring more heavy rains).
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> The bigger problem is that the property owner to the south of the pond had a fence built. The fence extends into the water and effectively blocks access to the east side of the pond (unless you want to go through the muddy northeast entrance). I dont know where exactly the park boundary is and if this is legal. Ill let the National Park Service deal with it. I sent an e-mail to the refuge manager, who should be returning from his weekend tomorrow. Hopefully, I can hear something back soon.
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Date: 7/10/17 5:13 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay East Pond Status
I stopped off at Jamaica Bay yesterday to check out the East Pond. Not
trying to do Andrew's "job" (in fact, he already tipped me off), but I'll
say that I went dragonflying (and I don't mind getting my feet wet).
Currently, the water extends all the way to the reeds along of the southwest
part of the pond. The shallowest that the water is in any spot is about an
inch and a half. But we've been down that road before, and time will solve
that (barring more heavy rains).



The bigger problem is that the property owner to the south of the pond had a
fence built. The fence extends into the water and effectively blocks access
to the east side of the pond (unless you want to go through the muddy
northeast entrance). I don't know where exactly the park boundary is and if
this is legal. I'll let the National Park Service deal with it. I sent an
e-mail to the refuge manager, who should be returning from his weekend
tomorrow. Hopefully, I can hear something back soon.



In the meantime, keep these issues in mind if you're planning a visit to the
East Pond.





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Date: 7/10/17 4:49 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.

*Chenango County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Chenango>*
Yellow-breasted Chat (17-Jun-2017)

*Orleans County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Orleans>*
Dickcissel (20-Jun-2017)

*Wayne County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Wayne>*
Marbled Godwit (21-Jun-2017)

*Wyoming County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Wyoming>*
Dickcissel (17-Jun-1980)

*Yates County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Yates>*
Dickcissel (22-Jun-2017)

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Date: 7/10/17 1:42 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- July 10, 2017
*  NYSY  07.10.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):July 04, 2017 - July 10, 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: July 10  AT 4 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of July 04, 2017.
Highlights--------------
COOMON LOONAMERICAN WHITE PELICANblack-crowned night-heronEURASIAN WIGEONNORTHERN GOSHAWKSANDHILL CRANERUFFSTILT SANDPIPERPEREGRINE FALCONRED-HEADED WOODPECKERPEREGRINE FALCONACADIAN FLYCATCHERGRASSHOPPER SPARROWDICKCISSEL (Extralimital)ORCHARD ORIOLERED CROSSBILL



Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
Look out, here they come, Shorebirds that is. A nice grouping of migrating shorebirds showed up at the complex this week highlighted, of course. by the beautiful black maned male RUFF. In all10 species were reported. 
     7/5: RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue on Mays Point Road on the south side of the road near the dead end at the lock. They were seen again today. ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was again singing on Carncross Road.     7/6: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen along the Wildlife Drive and was reported through the 9th.     7/8: This was the initial date of the sighting of the RUFF and it was at Eaton Marsh on the Wildlife Drive. Since then it has also been seen at Kipp Island off of Co. Rt. 90 south of the Thruway where many people observed it today. It did return to Eaton Marsh from Kipp yesterday at dusk. Three SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Tschache Pool. An eclipse male EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along the Wildlife Drive.     7/9: An ORCHARD ORIOLE, a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and a STILT SANDPIPER were all seen along the Wildlife Drive.     7/10: 4 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen from East Road.

Onondaga County------------
     7/5: A PEREGRINE FALCON was spotted in Downtown Syracuse.     7/9: An early for our area COMMON LOON was seen on Onondaga Lake. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Green Lakes State Park. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the Dewitt Landfill along the Erie Canal Trail.

Oswego County------------
     7/10: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Derby Hill.

Madison County------------
     7/5: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was reported from Morrow Mountain State Forest south of Erieville.     7/6: 6 RED CROSSBILLS were found on Muller Hill Road south of Sheds.     7/9: A PEREGRINE FALCON and an ORCHARD ORIOLE were seen on Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.

Herkimer County------------
     7/4: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Puskarenko Road in the Town of Stark.

Extralimital------------
     7/8: A DICKSISSAL was seen again on Kingdom Road south of Rt. 117 between Seneca Falls and Waterloo in Seneca County. 
              
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Date: 7/10/17 8:04 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ArieGilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Montauk pelagic birds on CRESLI whale watching trip 7/9/17
I did an impromptu trip yesterday and was very pleased with the results .

We cruised east of Montauk and south of Block Island to where the whales
and other sea life was feeding.

The Fin whale show was exceptional. Short nosed dolphins were in the
hundreds.

Cory's and Great Shearwaters were present in large numbers, offering
study at close range both on the wing and sitting on the surface. Large
numbers of Wilson's Storm-petrels were present as well.

No less than 10 Sooty Shearwaters were seen, as well as one Manx
Shearwater seen well.

For those unfamiliar, the very large vessel used is part of the "Viking
Fleet" and is **very stable**, so more suited for those who despair of
mal de mer. The trips are also very reasonably priced, and you are back
at the dock by 3:30pm the same day.

We did not have a rarity as had been reported recently, but the trip's
results were excellent nevertheless. One thing is for certain, each trip
is unique so one never knows what will show up when...


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North Babylon, NY

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Date: 7/10/17 7:23 am
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Birding Long island today suggestions
I'm going to spend some time at Cupsogue today, leaving there around 4:00pm.  Where would be a good place to spend another two hours or so on Long Island on the way back west? Robert Moses?  Jones Beach?  The tide will be pretty high.
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Date: 7/10/17 1:26 am
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Singing White-winged Crossbill!
We found a singing White-winged Crossbill in Bloomingdale yesterday
(7/9/17)! Matt Young said he predicted this species would be in NY by the
end of July - he was right! There were also calling Red Crossbills. I'll
post more soon.



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Date: 7/9/17 5:53 pm
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Staten Island Egret
Tripper Paul and I spent some time with the bird in question mid day today.
There's been a lot of off-line chatter as well as inquisitive texts from
further afield regarding the identification of this bird and some wondering
aloud of the lack of information being posted.
Isaac Grant posted a few photos on the New York Birders Facebook page which
show the most detail to date. Scroll down till you see his post. A big
thank you to the Staten Island birders who discovered and have been keeping
tabs on this bird.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NYBirders/

To distill it down, this is a very interesting bird that shows
characteristics of both Little Egret and Snowy Egret. It's a non-textbook
bird in an age class/species group that is difficult to distinguish on a
good day. I made an audio recording of our field impression while the bird
was in view and have transcribed it, as well as additional thoughts noted
after the recording was made, but before consulting any reference material
below.

SNEG's =Snowy Egrets. LIEG= Little Egret

­­ July 9th, 2017

12:45pm

Goethal’s Bridge Pond



“So Tripper and I are at Goethal’s Bridge Pond on the flats following up on
the LIEG report. The bird has been in view for most of the time we’ve been
here, but probably at 100-150 yards. Mixed sun and clouds.

Field Marks:

The bird is obviously more substantial in body heft probably by 20% of the
nearby SNEG’s. When they are standing in close proximity it is obvious the
bird has longer legs, just a more robust body, a longer neck.

A couple of times an adult or a juvenile Snowy Egret has tussled with it
and when it rears up it always has a size advantage.

Head shape is kind of difficult to ascertain. I don’t see much difference
in slope of the forehead between this bird and the SNEG’s, but certainly
gray lores. I tried to discern between gray and blue and they definitely
seem gray.

The legs are thicker than those of the nearby SNEG’s. They are a dull
yellow-green and the feet are a dull yellow, a little bit brighter than the
legs, but again that is tough to ascertain if that is just because they are
wet from walking through shallow water or if in fact they are brighter, but
certainly no black in legs that I’m seeing,

The bill is long and straight. It feels longer, but I’m not sure if that is
because of the lores being darker and it just kind of feeling like an
extention of the bill? It does not seem really particularly hefty at the
base, but it does kind of have an overall feel of being slightly longer
than the SNEG’s that are near it.

No plumes obviously and nothing in that regard to give any helpful hints.

A few times SNEG’s have been feeding around it-they are doing a very
frenetic feeding style and a lot of foot wiggling under the water and mud.
This bird is just doing a kind of slow stalk for what it’s worth.”



Additional notes added after the above recording was made when the bird
repositioned in the open.



The leg and foot color noted above was confirmed as the bird walked out in
the open and it’s legs and feet were dry and showed the same contrast in
color noted above.

In two brief flights as well as the third and final flight when it
disappeared over the train tracks there were no dark markings on the body,
wings or tail.

The bird felt very broad-winged compared to the nearby SNEG’s (meaning from
leading edge to trailing edge of wings it seemed thicker than the SNEG’s in
flight.

The bill, especially the lower mandible showed some pale color. In
different lighting conditions this changed in appearance, from appearing to
have a dark top to the bill, dark tip with lighter color on the lower
mandible at the base to in bright sun appearing bicolored from back to
front.

During one tussle with a SNEG both birds raised their head feathers. The
SNEG’s head appeared very rounded and delicate while the mystery egret’s
head appeared very squared off in the back and to my eye really gave it a
fierce feel, more in line with LIEG.

The mystery egret always appeared to have a thicker, more muscular looking
neck than SNEG’s.

It’s worth mentioning that no SNEG’s showed any aggressive behavior towards
each other, but 3 different SNEG’s went after the mystery egret at various
points during the hour or so we were there.

The feathering on the chin of the mystery egret extends further out onto
the lower mandible than the SNEG’s it was near.



If the mystery egret was in view it was always easy to pick out as always
looked bigger and longer billed. As others have noted, it really stood out.


Good Birding,


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Brooklyn, NY

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Date: 7/9/17 2:12 pm
From: Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Male Ruff at Montezuma NWR
A transitional male RUFF was spotted by Dave Nutter last night along the Wildlife Drive of Montezuma NWR in Seneca County, just at dusk. Searches throughout the morning today were unsuccessful, but the bird was finally refound at the difficult-to-access Kipp Island Fields section of the refuge this afternoon.


You can search the eBird hotspot tool for Kipp Island Fields, which is about the only place you will find it mapped. It is an area adjacent to, and just south of Interstate 90 (the Thruway), just west of where State Rt 90 crosses I-90. This is east of the main refuge. There is a parking area outside the elbow of a 90-degree bend that SR90 makes to parallel the interstate for a bit. I looked unsuccessfully from the parking area today, and I am not sure how people are accessing the bird right now, but is currently being viewed. Bad views, I am told. But bad looks at such a cool bird are probably worth the effort.


Best,


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Date: 7/9/17 1:30 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., July 9, 2017 - nesting birds
Central Park NYC - Reservoir & Ramble
Sunday, July 9, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, & many others

Highlights: Nests of Mourning Dove, Cedar Waxwing, & Barn Swallow

Canada Goose - 20 Reservoir including 3 large juveniles
Mallard - 38 including14 juveniles (16 Turtle Pond & 22 Reservoir)
Mourning Dove - adult feeding nestling in Shakespeare Garden (Nell Semel)
Chimney Swift - a few over Turtle Pond (omitted from yesterday's report)
Spotted Sandpiper - male left Reservoir just before 7a.m. (Deb)
Ring-billed Gull - adult flyover Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 6 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 (4 Reservoir, 1 Turtle Pond) plus flyovers
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Upper Lobe
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Northern Flicker - 4
Great Crested Flycatcher - 4 (pair Summer House Meadow (Drew Stadlin), 1 Oak Bridge (Sandra Critelli), 1 Tupelo Field)
Eastern Kingbird - 3 (2 Turtle Pond, 1 north end Reservoir)
Warbling Vireo - 4 including adult feeding juvenile at Humming Tombstone
Red-eyed Vireo - singing male Oven (Bob, early)
Blue Jay
American Crow - 5 to 7 over Ramble (Bob, 6:25am)
Barn Swallow - at least 6 (Ramble & Reservoir) plus 3 young visible in nest n. end Reservoir (Deb, early)
White-breasted Nuthatch - Azalea Pond (Victor Lloyd), others heard at Riviera and Upper Lobe Lawn
Carolina Wren - singing Belvedere Castle
American Robin
Gray Catbird - some singing
Cedar Waxwing - large nestling fed in London Plane at north end of Maintenance Field
Song Sparrow - heard north end Reservoir
Baltimore Oriole - fewer around (juvenile fed by adult female Tupelo Field, juvenile & adult female Upper Lobe)
Common Grackle
Northern Cardinal

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Date: 7/9/17 11:50 am
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Common Ravens again in the yard
Just had a pair of Common Ravens sitting in the top of my neighbors white pines calling away and they eventually went down out of site into a neighboring yard.  I'd love to know where this pair is nesting.  So great to have them around.   I never thought I'd have all three large corvids as yard birds.  Unfortunately, I never had ravens in Bronxville for that yard list:-( 
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Date: 7/9/17 11:35 am
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Egret at Goethal's Bridge Pond (Staten Island)
Dr. Veit and I spent some time looking at plates and relevant literature at
the College of Staten Island- we were able to rule out Little Blue Heron
and Western Reef Heron, and are now leaning toward the ID being HY Little
Egret -

Here is the email Dick sent to SINaturalist:

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Date: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 2:09 PM
Subject: [SINaturaList] Egret at Goethal's Bridge Pond
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We (Ramirez, Wollney, Eib, Grant, Sime, Paul, Ciancimino) have now spent a
good deal of time examining the egret at GBP, and Anthony Cianciamino and
Seth Wollney have obtained some useful photos.

My opinion is that he bird is a Little Egret. It is possible we cannot
eliminate with certainty the chance of it being snowy egret, but it seems
the probability strongly favors little. We have seriously considered, and
rejected, the possibility of little blue heron and western reef heron, as
follows:

LB Heron: despite bicolored looking bill (it looks black in some light),
other features mitigate against lbh. The bird has longer bill and legs
than all nearby snowies, pure white primaries (no dark tips; lbh has
shorter bill and legs than snowy), contrastingly yellow feet, especially
the "soles", and the overall shape (flat crown, long neck and bill) looks
right for little egret. Howell et al. "Rare Birds of North
America" illustrate "juvenile" little Egret with bicolored bill, and there
is a photo of such a bird banded in England on the "CHOG" website
(google"juvenile little egret").

Western Reef heron: in addition to the white morph of western reef heron
being scarce or never recorded in western hemisphere, these have shorter
legs and differently colored bill than our bird.

Snowy Egret: this bird has darker legs, longer bill and legs and flatter
crown than all ~ 20 snowies with whom it is associated. While it is not
impossible for a snowy to look this way, the fact that this bird stands out
so clearly lessens the possibility that it is a snowy.

The Goethal's bird looks older somehow than a two-week old snowy - and
Buckley et al. "The Birds of Barbados" state that Little Egrets (15-25
pairs) nest throughout the year at Barbados with a peak of egg laying in
dec-feb, so a vagrant from that colony to new York could appropriately be
older than a week or two (more like 3 months-ish) consistent with this
birds plumage and behavior.

It will be worth monitoring this bird in the event it stays longer and
molts into more advanced plumage (or soft part colors)


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CSI/CUNY
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Date: 7/9/17 6:28 am
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Poss. Little Egret - Goethals Bridge Pond (Staten Island)
Isaac Grant, Seth Wollney, Dave Eib and I are currentlyon the bird-


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Date: 7/8/17 6:24 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue LI Report 7-8
Highlights from two tide cycles:

Starting with the Terns. A smaller mixed flock of Terns than seen over the past few weeks. The most notables being:

1st Summer Black Tern
Roseate Tern (2)

There was a slight uptick in Shorebirds. With way moreoo Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers than I have seen over the past few weeks. In total 15 species of Shorebirds.

Notables being:

Whimbrel (1)
Short-billed Dowitcher (57) - notable because of the 3 Hendersoni subspecies candidates. I had recorded 1 well marked bird several weeks ago and now there are two additional candidates.

One unreadable (stained and dirty) flagged Semipalmated Sandpiper.

On the beach side, a sea watch was non productive but I did count 9 Lesser Black-backed Gulls loafing on the beach.

Cheers,

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Date: 7/8/17 6:23 pm
From: peter paul <pepaul...>
Subject: Re: [SINaturaList] Re: [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted
To me, the bill looks too slim and too uniform in color for LBHE (which
would have a thicker bill that tapers more, dark tip with lighter colored
base). LBHE also tends to hunt and stand with its neck extended, not
curled up like this bird is doing in all of these pictures. The legs would
also be lighter in LBHE, though leg color is never all that helpful with
waders...

LIEG have longer and thicker legs than SNEG, which this bird seems to be
showing. I don't know anything about dark lored snowys. Does anyone else?


Please, anyone correct me if anything I said sounds off. Were there
impressions in the field that could help with the ID? Behavior or
structural?

Tripper

On Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 9:02 PM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
[SINaturaList] <SINaturaList...> wrote:

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>
> Thanks for sharing a link to photos. Have any thoughts been given to
> Little Blue Heron?
>
> --------
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> ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own
> abhorrence." ~ Frederick Douglass
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> 風 Swift as the wind
> 林 Quiet as the forest
> 火 Conquer like the fire
> 山 Steady as the mountain
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Date: 7/8/17 6:02 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted
Thanks for sharing a link to photos. Have any thoughts been given to Little Blue Heron?

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> On Jul 8, 2017, at 7:45 PM, Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> wrote:
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> I realize that link might not work for everyone-
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>> Date: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 7:17 PM
>> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted
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>> The possible juvenile Little Egret, first noted by Dr. Richard Veit, was observed by Jose and I for quite some time, as mentioned earlier. Photos were just uploaded on to my Flickr account, and can be accessed at the following link:
>>
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>>
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Date: 7/8/17 6:01 pm
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Info Regarding Location of "Poss. Little Egret"
Hi all,

I just want to let everyone know that the trailer park that the bird in
question is being seen from is private.

For viewing:
There is an observation platform on Forest Ave. that is run by NYS DEC.
This is really the only location where groups of people can (attempt to)
view the bird without an issue.

Good birding,

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Date: 7/8/17 4:46 pm
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted
I realize that link might not work for everyone-

Flickr.com/sibirdswildlife

Jose


On Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 7:24 PM Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <
<jose.ramirez.garofalo...> wrote:

> Forwarding Anthony's message incase this email went to anyone's spam
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> Date: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 7:17 PM
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted
> To: NYSBIRDS-L-for Posts Posts <nysbirds-L...>
>
>
> The possible juvenile Little Egret, first noted by Dr. Richard Veit, was
> observed by Jose and I for quite some time, as mentioned earlier. Photos
> were just uploaded on to my Flickr account, and can be accessed at the
> following link:
>
> Anthony Ciancimino
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> Anthony Ciancimino
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Date: 7/8/17 4:24 pm
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted
Forwarding Anthony's message incase this email went to anyone's spam folder-

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Date: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 7:17 PM
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted
To: NYSBIRDS-L-for Posts Posts <nysbirds-L...>


The possible juvenile Little Egret, first noted by Dr. Richard Veit, was
observed by Jose and I for quite some time, as mentioned earlier. Photos
were just uploaded on to my Flickr account, and can be accessed at the
following link:

Anthony Ciancimino

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Date: 7/8/17 4:17 pm
From: Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Possible Little Egret Photos Posted
The possible juvenile Little Egret, first noted by Dr. Richard Veit, was observed by Jose and I for quite some time, as mentioned earlier. Photos were just uploaded on to my Flickr account, and can be accessed at the following link: 
Anthony Ciancimino


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Date: 7/8/17 3:31 pm
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] [SINaturaList] Possible juvenile Little Egret
Anthony Ciancimino and I were on the bird for some time. We got some decent
photos that will be sent out soon...

Jose

On Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 5:42 PM Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> wrote:

> Thanks for that clarification. I would urge anyone going to check out that
> bird to please try for photos and if possible post a link where they can be
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> Adding just slightly to that forwarded post - & since the SINaturalist
> (yahoo-group) is a “restricted” group;
>
> the location, as noted by Dr. Richard Veit, “gbp” refers to Goethals
> Bridge Pond, a site on northern Staten Island [Richmond Co.], N.Y. City.
>
> — —
> Date: 7/8/17 3:58 pm EST
> From: peter paul <pepaul...>
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Possible juvenile Little Egret
> FYI
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From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] [SINaturaList] Possible juvenile Little Egret
Thanks for that clarification. I would urge anyone going to check out that bird to please try for photos and if possible post a link where they can be reviewed.

Thank You
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> On Jul 8, 2017, at 5:31 PM, Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> wrote:
>
> Adding just slightly to that forwarded post - & since the SINaturalist (yahoo-group) is a restricted group;
>
> the location, as noted by Dr. Richard Veit, gbp refers to Goethals Bridge Pond, a site on northern Staten Island [Richmond Co.], N.Y. City.
>
>
> Date: 7/8/17 3:58 pm EST
> From: peter paul <pepaul...>
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Possible juvenile Little Egret
> FYI
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> Date: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 3:02 PM
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> .
>
> .
>
> good summer birding,
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Date: 7/8/17 2:32 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: re:[nysbirds-l] [SINaturaList] Possible juvenile Little Egret
Adding just slightly to that forwarded post - & since the SINaturalist (yahoo-group) is a “restricted” group;

the location, as noted by Dr. Richard Veit, “gbp” refers to Goethals Bridge Pond, a site on northern Staten Island [Richmond Co.], N.Y. City.

— —
Date: 7/8/17 3:58 pm EST
From: peter paul <pepaul...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Possible juvenile Little Egret
FYI
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Date: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 3:02 PM
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……….

……….

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Date: 7/8/17 12:58 pm
From: peter paul <pepaul...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Possible juvenile Little Egret
FYI

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At gbp

Clearly gray lores, blackish legs with yellow streak up back, no plumes in
head, chest ir back, shape (flat crown, thick legs, heavier bill ) look
rught

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Date: 7/8/17 11:59 am
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bartow-Pell Mansion Pelham Bay Park Bronx
Bronx Brendan Keogh and I ventured over to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the late morning for a very casual walk around the grounds.

I believe there was more to be found, but the heat and mosquitoes in the late morning dampened our enthusiasm. The grass was also high on the trails.

Bring mosquito repellent and wear long pants if you go.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (several)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, few, one looked like a hatch bird
American Goldfinch
Baltimore Oriole (few)
Gray Catbird (few)
House Wren (few)
Tree Swallow
Common Yellowthroat
Downy Woodpecker
American Robin
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- (somewhere nearby is a nest.)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Osprey
Black and White Warbler (looked like a hatch bird)
Tree Swallow
Cedar Waxwing (flock)
Northern Mockingbird
Chipping Sparrow
Northern Flicker
Chimney Swift
Snowy Egret

We tried to relocate the Blue-winged Warbler, American Redstart and Worm-eating Warbler I saw Thursday night with Deborah Allen and Bob DeCandido, but were unsuccessful.

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Date: 7/8/17 10:53 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fahnestock State Park (Putnam County)
As part of the Putnam Co breeding bird survey Charlie Roberto, Kyle Bardwell and I spent 6:15-9:30 in Fahnestock State Park hiking the portion of the Appalachian Trail off Sunken Mine Road to Blue Trail up to Rte 301 by Canopus Lake. (Foggy overcast a small drizzle then clearing, humid) There was some wetlands on this stretch. We had 52 species some heard only but looks at most of the species if not the individuals. Highlights included:

Wood ducks
Red shouldered hawk
Great blue heron
Green heron
Pileated WP
E. Wood Pewee
Acadian flycatcher (this is a great trail for this species)
E. Phoebe
Great crested fly
E. Kingbird
RE vireo
BG gnatcatcher
HERMIT THRUSH
Wood thrush
Veery
Cedar Waxwing

Warblers (10 species)
Black + White
BLACKBURNIAN
BT green
Pine
Yellow
Common yellowthroat
Ovenbird
Worm-eating
N. Waterthrush
Amer. Redstart

Scarlet tanager
RB Grosbeak
B. Oriole

Other highlights: beavers sunning themselves, Canada Lily, Indian Pipe

Also ran into a few AT through hikers they were at about mile 1,400. I had a tough time w the deer flies and mosquitoes in 3 hours; can't imagine 6 months. (To slugs like me the idea of hiking the AT seems a mammoth undertaking far beyond my comprehension; congratulations to any who have accomplished it; do stay upwind of any you may see on trail).

L. Trachtenberg
Ossining



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Date: 7/8/17 10:35 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 8, 2017 - Magnolia & Black-and-white Warblers
Central Park NYC - Ramble
Saturday, July 8, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, et al


Highlights: Lingering Magnolia & Black-and-white Warblers, Cedar Waxwing and Eastern Kingbird nests with young

Canada Goose - 9 including pair with 3 young on Lake
Mallard 10 or so
Mourning Dove - 5 (Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden & Ramble)
Herring Gull - 2 or 3 flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - flyovers
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2 pairs
Downy Woodpecker - male Swampy Pin Oak/Summer House Meadow
Northern Flicker - 3 (adults and immature)
Great Crested Flycatcher - pair Tupelo Field
Eastern Kingbird - 4+ (pair feeding young in nest Turtle Pond, pair Lake near Bow Bridge)
Warbling Vireo - 3 (Tupelo Field & Warbler Rock)
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - 9 including some juveniles over Great Lawn
Black-capped Chickadee - adult Humming Tombstone
Tufted Titmouse - 2 (adult & juvenile Tupelo Field)
White-breasted Nuthatch - Ramble (Karen Evans)
Carolina Wren - Belvedere Castle (Louise Burns & Colman Rupp)
American Robin - many
Gray Catbird - some still with nests
Cedar Waxwing - adult feeding young at nest north end of Maintenance Field
House Finch - adult male & female in Sweetgum at Tupelo Field
Song Sparrow - singing Bow Bridge
Baltimore Oriole - 7 (adult male, adult female, juveniles)
Red-winged Blackbird - male Turtle Pond
Common Grackle - several
Black-and-white Warbler - first-summer female (Karen Evans) Upper Lobe & Swampy Pin Oak/Summer House Meadow
Magnolia Warbler - adult male molting into basic plumage continues at Warbler Rock
Northern Cardinal - residents

Hoping light northwest winds tonight into tomorrow bring us some new birds,

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Date: 7/8/17 9:42 am
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red Crossbills/More Sandhill Cranes!/Mountain Birdwatch survey & more
Red Crossbills continue to be heard on most outings. There was a singing
Red Crossbill over Larry Master and I while we were birding in the Spring
Pond Bog Preserve on the 4th of July! A Pine Siskin was vocalizing up on
Whiteface on July 5th.



At least 5 Sandhill Cranes were observed on July 2nd in Tupper Lake. The
family of 4 was in its normal marsh location (the young can't fly yet) and
we observed at least one Sandhill Crane (I believe there were 2) in the
marsh located by the bowling alley along Route 30 (observed from the marsh
deck location). So it appears there are more Sandhill Cranes scouting the
marshes of Tupper Lake!



I conducted the annual Mountain Birdwatch survey of Whiteface Mountain on
6/27/17. I tallied 16 Bicknell's Thrushes. I tallied unusually low numbers
for Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and Swainson's Thrush this year. The weather
has been cold on the summit (has ranged from 35 to 45 degrees during most
birding trips) which may account for lower numbers of Swainson's Thrushes.



The several Bobolink pairs nesting in a field along River Road, not far from
Whiteface, made it through nesting this year without their field being cut!



Many species have been observed carrying nesting material in July. I
suspect the severe rain storms have taken a negative toll on nests and many
species are now re-nesting.



Recent sightings:



Out birding on 7/5/17 at Whiteface Mountain, Bloomingdale locations, Tupper
Lake, and Long Lake locations, we found 72 species:



Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Ruffed Grouse - several! (babies heard!)

Wild Turkey

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Sandhill Crane - 4! (family group)

Ring-billed Gull

Common Loon

Great Blue Heron

Northern Goshawk

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - nest!

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Merlin

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Kingbird

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - 5! (likely a family group)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Veery

Bicknell's Thrush - nice view

Swainson's Thrush - nice view

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Purple Finch

Pine Siskin - one vocalizing on Whiteface!

American Goldfinch

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco



We also found a Gray Fox, Porcupine, Snapping Turtle, Deer, and Snowshoe
Hare!



July 4, 2017 Long Lake and Tupper Lake



Larry Master and I observed many Ruffed Grouse at the Spring Pond Bog
Preserve. We also encountered at least 2 Gray Jays and calling/singing Red
Crossbills among many other species.



I also found 3 Grays Jays at Sabattis Bog and 2 along Route 30 in Long Lake.
I stopped to make sure a baby Porcupine got across Route 30 - it was
harrowing to watch. A car was coming at a high rate of speed - I flashed
lights, beeped my horn and still the person nearly hit the Porcupine. Roads
are such a major threat to wildlife.



Out birding on July 2, 2017 at various Long Lake and Tupper Lake locations,
we found 74 species:



Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Mallard

Ring-necked Duck

Ruffed Grouse -adult birds and family groups

Wild Turkey

Pied-billed Grebe

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - with nesting material at Shaw Pond (cattail
fluff!)

Sandhill Crane - 5! (family of 4 and one more near the bowling alley marsh
deck)

Ring-billed Gull

Common Loon - several including a pair with a chick

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Northern Goshawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Merlin - Long Lake

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher - nice views

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Blue-headed Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo - Beautiful views of a bathing bird!

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 3 (Sabattis Bog)

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle



Out birding on July 1, 2017 at Whiteface Mountain and Bloomingdale locations
for part of the day, we found 53 species:



Wild Turkey

Mourning Dove

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - 2! (male and female)

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 2 along Bigelow Rd.

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - 2 heard along Oregon Plains Road

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Bicknell's Thrush - nice views!

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Cedar Waxwing

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill - 2 observed flying over Bloomin Market as they called

American Goldfinch

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - nice view!

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Indigo Bunting

Bobolink



On a 6/29/17 hour-long bird walk at Bloomingdale Bog to look at plants and
birds, some of the birds found included:



American Bittern - flew over the bog

Black-backed Woodpecker - 1 (yelling at the Gray Jays)

Northern Flicker

Gray Jay - 3 (including a juvenile)

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Cedar Waxwing

Red Crossbill - several calling!

Nashville Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Lincoln's Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow



After the walk, I drove to a Black-backed Woodpecker nest site in the
Bloomingdale area and found that the solo male baby had just fledged! It
called non-stop, but no parent fed it during the hour that I watched. I am
sure it got fed at some point! Whenever the fledgling heard crows or
ravens, it immediately stopped vocalizing. Boreal Chickadees vocalized
around me as I watched the BBWO fledgling.



Out birding on 6/28/17 at Whiteface Mountain, Bloomingdale, and the southern
end of Blue Mountain Road, for part of the day, we found 55 species:



Ruffed Grouse - with young!

Wild Turkey

Turkey Vulture

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - nest!

Northern Flicker

Olive-sided Flycatcher - many!

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - several

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Bicknell's Thrush - nice views in difficult weather!

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill - calling along Blue Mountain Road in the Madawaska area

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush - several!

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - nice views!

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Pine Warbler - nice view!

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Bobolink

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle



I conducted the annual Mountain Birdwatch survey on Whiteface Mountain on
6/27/17. Here are the results:



Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 4

Black-capped Chickadee - 0

Boreal Chickadee - 0

Winter Wren - 10

Bicknell's Thrush - 16

Swainson's Thrush - 9

Hermit Thrush - 0

Blackpoll Warbler - 6

Fox Sparrow - 0

White-throated Sparrow - 15

Red Squirrel - 0



I also found (not surveyed):



Common Raven

American Robin

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Purple Finch

Nashville Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler



After my survey, I drove to Silver Lake Bog (Nature Conservancy property in
Clinton Co.) and hiked just the boardwalk part of the trail. Some of the
birds found:



Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Red Crossbill - several calling!

Northern Waterthrush

Nashville Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Canada Warbler



Out birding on 6/25/17 at Whiteface Mountain, Bloomingdale, Tupper Lake and
Long Lake locations, we found 78 species:



Canada Goose

Ruffed Grouse

Wild Turkey

Pied-billed Grebe

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Sandhill Crane - 4 (family!)

Wilson's Snipe

American Woodcock

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Northern Goshawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - nest

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - 3 (nest!)

Northern Flicker

Merlin

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - heard on Bigelow Rd.

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Bicknell's Thrush - remarkable views of a bird that sang for an hour at
dawn!

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill - at 3 different locations in Bloomingdale!

American Goldfinch

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - nice views!

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Bobolink

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle



We also saw a Black Bear on River Road!



Out birding on 6/24/17 at Whiteface Mountain, Bloomingdale, Santa Clara,
Tupper Lake, and Long Lake locations, we found 74 species:



Wood Duck

Wild Turkey

Pied-billed Grebe

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Wilson's Snipe

Common Loon - 4 (pair with 2 chicks!)

American Bittern

Turkey Vulture

Broad-winged Hawk

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - nest!

Northern Flicker

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Blue-headed Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 3 at Sabattis Bog

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Marsh Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Bicknell's Thrush - nice views!

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - nice views!

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Bobolink

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle



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Editor, New York Birders

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Date: 7/8/17 6:46 am
From: Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] AOS Checklist Supplement: Greenland returns to North America
The lumping of Thayer's Gull and retention of 'Willet', 'Yellow-rumped
Warbler' and Hoary Redpoll were briefly discussed earlier on this forum but
this predated the actual publication of the annual AOS Checklist
supplement, which is now available.

http://www.americanornithologypubs.org/doi/pdf/10.1642/AUK-17-72.1

As always this detailed technical report makes for very interesting, if
strenuous, reading.

One of the decisions I had not seen mentioned before was the return of
Greenland to North America. With a landmass of 836,330 square miles, this
is a rather significant event don't you think? Greenland was included in
the very first checklist (1886), only to be removed in 1993. The committee
was mighty powerful back then.....

From a Checklist perspective this has a real impact because it adds nine
Eurasian species based on historical records and establishes four species
(Pink-footed Goose, Eurasian Golden-Plover, Redwing and Fieldfare) as
regular breeders in North America. With Greenland becoming rapidly greener
and more accessible to both landbirds and visiting humans, the potential
for new species seems higher than ever. My suspicion is that birders and
researchers visiting Greenland will discover vagrants that would otherwise
be potential firsts for the US or Canada.

Commentators have used memorable headlines such as 'Goodbye Thayer's Gull'
but of course that's not true. The enigmatic taxon is retained as a
subspecies, and individuals fitting the established identification criteria
will still occur in New York. Phew! Gull watchers, especially those in the
western half of the state, will still have hours of fun studying and
debating over candidates. The taxonomic status of Kumlein's Gull remains
fuzzy. Is it also a subspecies under the banner of Iceland Gull or stable
hybrid swarm sitting between Thayer's and nominate Iceland, similar to
'Olympic Gull' in the Pacific Northwest? This conundrum may not be resolved
until necessary field work is done.

The Supplement also details changes to the list order and scientific names
of several species on the New York State checklist, with the inevitable
frustrations to list keepers that this causes.

Anyhow, lots of information and ideas to pick over. Kudos to the members of
the *American Ornithological Society’s Committee on Classification and
Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds* (a mouthful otherwise
truncated to NACC) for their hard work in curating these lists and in
sifting through the complex arguments and mounds of scientific data on
which the decisions are based.

The Committee's task seems all the harder knowing that amateur birders
around the world pay close attention to each and every decision,
irrespective of whether it results in a change.

Angus Wilson
New York City, NY

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Date: 7/7/17 6:25 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 07 July 2017
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* July 7, 2017
* NYNY1707.07

- Birds Mentioned

SOUTH POLAR SKUA+
SANDWICH TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Semipalmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Greater Yellowlegs
“Western” Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
Dunlin
Least Sandpiper
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
ARCTIC TERN
Royal Tern
Cory’s Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Great Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
BROWN PELICAN
LEAST BITTERN
Cattle Egret
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Blue-headed Vireo
Magnolia Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
nysarc44<at>nybirds<dot>org

If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

Gary Chapin - Secretary
NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

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

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, July 7, 2017 at
8:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are BROWN PELICAN, SOUTH POLAR SKUA, MANX
SHEARWATER, SANDWICH and ARCTIC TERNS, LEAST BITTERN, YELLOW-THROATED
WARBLER and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER.

On July 4th two birders on Fire Island had something extra to celebrate
when they spotted 2 BROWN PELICANS moving west along the ocean not too far
offshore.

The regularly scheduled whale-watching boat from Montauk last Sunday went
about 30 miles south of the Point – besides Fin and Minke Whales, birds
seen included about 80 CORY’S, 40 GREAT, 25 SOOTY, and 4 MANX SHEARWATERS,
120 WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS and an apparent SOUTH POLAR SKUA.

The flats at Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes continue to produce
interesting water-related birds – the young SANDWICH TERN found there June
29th was still around the mussel beds by the inlet Saturday, while ARCTIC
TERNS during the past week included 1 Saturday and Monday and 2 on Tuesday,
all immatures. Other TERNS at Cupsogue included 2-3 BLACK and up to 6 each
of ROSEATE and ROYAL, with a GULL-BILLED reported there Sunday. On
Saturday a peak of 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS was noted there. Among the
shorebirds, most interesting was a STILT SANDPIPER last Saturday as the
shorebird variety continues to increase, these also including a “WESTERN”
WILLET, both LESSER and GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST and SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPERS, a few DUNLIN and varying numbers of RED KNOTS, and flocks of
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, included some of the “hendersoni” interior race.

Another SANDWICH TERN, or perhaps the same one moving east, was noted on
Mecox Bay Wednesday along with a BLACK and 3 ROSEATE TERNS.

TERNS at Nickerson Beach Park in Lido Beach last Saturday included 2
GULL-BILLED, 1 ROSEATE and 1 ROYAL.

An ICELAND GULL was noted again in the Smith Point County Park area last
Saturday.

A LEAST BITTERN was still being seen around Prospect Park Lake yesterday,
and a CATTLE EGRET was reported over Staten Island Wednesday flying
southwest towards Great Kills Park.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was still present at Connetquot River State Park
Wednesday, and most interesting was an adult RED-HEADED seen with an
immature bird at Muscoot Farm near Somers in northern Westchester County
last Monday.

A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was still singing at Bayard Cutting Arboretum in
Great River yesterday, and a singing but wandering male was spotted again
Tuesday at Connetquot River State Park.

Among the few seasonal floaters noted this week were a BLUE-HEADED VIREO
and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER at Dreier-Offerman Park in Brooklyn Tuesday.

For the next 2 weeks we are happy to note that Tony Lauro will be doing the
RBA; please call Tony with reports at 631-734-4216.

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: 7/7/17 9:48 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park, Bronx - Thu., July 6, 2017 - Orchard Orioles, Rose-beasted Grosbeaks, etc.
Bartow-Pell, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Thursday, July 6, 2017
OBS: Jack Rothman, Robert DeCandido, PhD, & Deborah Allen

Ruby-throated Humingbird - male
Osprey - 2 flyovers
Downy Woodpecker - juvenile
Willow Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Tree Swallow - flyovers (nests locally)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 5 (adults feeding juveniles)
Barn Swallow - flyovers (nests locally)
Black-capped Chickadee - adult in heavy molt
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2
House Wren - singing and carrying food near bird boxes
Carolina Wren - singing
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 10 (adults & young - 2 family groups)
Wood Thrush - heard
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird - 2
Cedar Waxwing - several
House Finch - male
Chipping Sparrow - several singing
Orchard Oriole - 2 (male (Jack & Bob) & female)
Baltimore Oriole - adults and juveniles
Red-winged Blackbird - male
Worm-eating Warbler - (Bob)
Blue-winged Warbler - (Jack)
Common Yellowthroat - 2 males & 1 female
American Redstart - adult male
Yellow Warbler - female
Northern Cardinal - male
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 4 or 5 (family including adult male & female)


Bob & I saw a female Hairy Woodpecker on Tuesday (July 4) near the driving range. Bob reports seeing at least 2 or 3 pairs of Cliff Swallows around the Pelham Parkway bridge near the landfill.

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Auto Response: nysbirds-l digest: July 07, 2017
I am out of office with limited access to email, phone or text.  I will respond as soon as possible after July 21st.
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Date: 7/6/17 6:35 am
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue Beach Park yesterday
It was a beautiful morning and high tide was about 11:00am.  I was there from about 8:30 to 11:00.
Many Common Terns, around a dozen Forster's, two Roseates.  No Arctic, though there was one bird that gave me pause and had some features of Portlandica.  I suspect it was a Common. I'll post some photos on the New York Birders facebook page.
Someone posted here about visiting "mussel beds" and walking northwest from where the path ends at the shore.  I don't see how that would be possible.  Isn't a boat necessary for going northwest?

Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY


On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 9:12:20 AM EDT, Queensgirl30 <queensgirl30...> wrote:

Just observed a Sandwich Tern on the sandbar, along with a Black Tern, 3 Roseate Ternsmany, over 60 Common Terns, and 3 Black Skimmers. Note that parking is limited to Southampton town permits 9am to 6pm on the Flying Point (west) side of Inlet.)
Very few shorebirds and Least Terns (about 12 on the east side of the cut). Guess the Leasts are all at Sagg! 
Donna SchulmanForest Hills, NY

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On Jul 4, 2017, at 2:06 PM, Jane Ross <janefross...> wrote:


Visits to Sagg Main ( yesterday)and Georgica ( this morning) yielded hundreds of least terns, dozens of common and/or Forsters terms,  laughing gulls and scattered other species. One deceased great shearwater was washed up at Sagg, and a possible red-throated grebe washed up at Georgica 
Sagg Pond inlet (July 3)Least terns (probably 300 or so)Piping plovers (12)Common/Forsters terns 45Laughing gulls: 12Green heron 1Great blue heron 1Canada geese:  28Sanderlings 10
Georgina Pond inletLeast terns (approximately 150)Common/Forsters terns (50)Black terns (2)Laughing gulls (16)Piping Plovers (6)Least sandpipers (8)Snowy egret (1) 



 
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Date: 7/5/17 6:12 am
From: Queensgirl30 <queensgirl30...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Mecox Inlet, Southampton--Sandwich Tern
Just observed a Sandwich Tern on the sandbar, along with a Black Tern, 3 Roseate Ternsmany, over 60 Common Terns, and 3 Black Skimmers. Note that parking is limited to Southampton town permits 9am to 6pm on the Flying Point (west) side of Inlet.)

Very few shorebirds and Least Terns (about 12 on the east side of the cut). Guess the Leasts are all at Sagg!

Donna Schulman
Forest Hills, NY

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> On Jul 4, 2017, at 2:06 PM, Jane Ross <janefross...> wrote:
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> Visits to Sagg Main ( yesterday)and Georgica ( this morning) yielded hundreds of least terns, dozens of common and/or Forsters terms, laughing gulls and scattered other species. One deceased great shearwater was washed up at Sagg, and a possible red-throated grebe washed up at Georgica
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> Sagg Pond inlet (July 3)
> Least terns (probably 300 or so)
> Piping plovers (12)
> Common/Forsters terns 45
> Laughing gulls: 12
> Green heron 1
> Great blue heron 1
> Canada geese: 28
> Sanderlings 10
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> Georgina Pond inlet
> Least terns (approximately 150)
> Common/Forsters terns (50)
> Black terns (2)
> Laughing gulls (16)
> Piping Plovers (6)
> Least sandpipers (8)
> Snowy egret (1)
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Date: 7/4/17 1:39 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- July 04, 2017
*  NYSY  07.04.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):June 27, 2017 - July 04, 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: July 04  AT 4 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of June 27, 2017.
Highlights--------------
COOMON LOONEURASIAN WIGEONRED-SHOULDERED HAWKSANDHILL CRANEPEREGRINE FALCONUPLAND SANDPIPERBLACK TERNRED-HEADED WOODPECKERSWAINSON’S THRUSHGRASSHOPPER SPARROWDICKCISSEL (Extralimital)ORCHARD ORIOLERED CROSSBILL



Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     6/29: A pair of REDHEADED WOODPECKERS are using a nest on Mays Point Road. Note they are being seen beyond the dead trees where they were in the past and are near the houses on the right before the dead end. They have been reported through 7/3.         6/30: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Kip Island off of Co. Rt. 90 south of the Thruway.     7/2: An EURASIAN WIGEON in eclipse plumage was seen at Eaton Marsh on the Wildlife Drive.      7/3: BLACK TERNS were seen along the Wildlife Drive. at Tshhache Pooland from East Road.

Cayuga County------------
     6/30: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on West Bay Road on the west side of Little Sodus Bay in Fair Haven. A little farther down the road a PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at West Barrier Bar Park.     7/3: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the State Park Camp Grounds at Fair Haven State Park.

Onondaga County------------
     6/30: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the Dewitt Landfill along the Erie Canal Trail.     7/4: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville.

Madison county------------
     6/28: 2 RED CROSSBILLS were seen gritting at Muller Hill State Forest. A COMMON LOON was seen on Bradley Brook Reservoir     6/29: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.     7/2: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at a private residence in Cazenovia.

Oswego County------------
     6/27: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Selkirk Shores State Park. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen near a Great Blue Heron Rookery in the Town of Albion near Happy Valley.     7/1: An UPLAND SANDPIPER continues at the Oswego County Airfield on Howard Road.

Herkimer County------------
     6/28: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen on Jerseyfield Road in the Town of Salisbury.     7/3: 2 SWAINSON’S THRUSHES were found on Jerseyfield Road.

Extralimital------------
     DICKSISSELS were reported from two lacations this week. On 7/3 one was reported on Kingdom Road south of Co Rt. 117 between Seneca Falls and Waterloo in Seneca County. Another was reported on Co. Rt. 18 west of Gorham in Ontario County, also on 7/3.               
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Date: 7/4/17 11:43 am
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Great Shearwater - Great Gull Island
What I assume was Julie Keefer's Great Shearwater was off the south side of Great Gull Island in the mouth of Long Island Sound between 2:00 and 2:30 pm.

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Date: 7/4/17 11:06 am
From: Jane Ross <janefross...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] East End Ponds
Visits to Sagg Main ( yesterday)and Georgica ( this morning) yielded hundreds of least terns, dozens of common and/or Forsters terms, laughing gulls and scattered other species. One deceased great shearwater was washed up at Sagg, and a possible red-throated grebe washed up at Georgica

Sagg Pond inlet (July 3)
Least terns (probably 300 or so)
Piping plovers (12)
Common/Forsters terns 45
Laughing gulls: 12
Green heron 1
Great blue heron 1
Canada geese: 28
Sanderlings 10

Georgina Pond inlet
Least terns (approximately 150)
Common/Forsters terns (50)
Black terns (2)
Laughing gulls (16)
Piping Plovers (6)
Least sandpipers (8)
Snowy egret (1)






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Date: 7/4/17 10:41 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Purple Martins at Lemon Creek, Richmond Co.
Princess - Prince's

Annunciation - enunciation

Spell check - ?

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> On Jul 4, 2017, at 1:37 PM, Seth Wollney <seth.wollney...> wrote:
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> Mathew,
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> This dates are when Howard Cleaves set up the houses. He had his first colony in his front yard on Purdy Place in 1917 but took it down when he left Staten Island. Upon his return in the early 1950's, Cleaves once again set up houses but this time put them on Johnston Terrace where they have been since their construction. Beside a two-three year period in the early 2000's there have been at least a few pairs there every year.
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> The proper name for the area is indeed Prince's Bay... named for which English prince was around at the time it was named. Princess Bay is an incorrect monicker resulting from poor annunciation.
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Jul 4, 2017, at 1:12 PM, Matthew Wills <matthewwills...> wrote:
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Date: 7/4/17 10:37 am
From: Seth Wollney <seth.wollney...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Purple Martins at Lemon Creek, Richmond Co.
Mathew,

This dates are when Howard Cleaves set up the houses. He had his first colony in his front yard on Purdy Place in 1917 but took it down when he left Staten Island. Upon his return in the early 1950's, Cleaves once again set up houses but this time put them on Johnston Terrace where they have been since their construction. Beside a two-three year period in the early 2000's there have been at least a few pairs there every year.

The proper name for the area is indeed Prince's Bay... named for which English prince was around at the time it was named. Princess Bay is an incorrect monicker resulting from poor annunciation.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 4, 2017, at 1:12 PM, Matthew Wills <matthewwills...> wrote:
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> We stopped off at the Purple Martin colony at Lemon Creek Park on Staten Island yesterday for the first time in four years. Glad to see the birds are still returning. There were fledglings out and about, and, judging from parents still entering nests regularly, nestlings to be fed.
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> There are at least a half dozen Purple Martin nests in the houses; counting is complicated by all the coming and going. House Sparrows and European Starlings have taken a good number of the nest spots.
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> In Birds of the New York Area (1964), Ball cites a long study that marked a single pair of nesting Purple Martins at Princess Bay* (which Lemon Creek feeds into) in 1917. Then nothing until 1951, when 2 pairs nested. In 1961 there were 50 pairs.
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> nestlings to be fed. There are at least a half dozen nests in the houses;
> counting is difficult with all the activity. House Sparrows and European
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Date: 7/4/17 10:13 am
From: Matthew Wills <matthewwills...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Purple Martins at Lemon Creek, Richmond Co.
We stopped off at the Purple Martin colony at Lemon Creek Park on Staten Island yesterday for the first time in four years. Glad to see the birds are still returning. There were fledglings out and about, and, judging from parents still entering nests regularly, nestlings to be fed.

There are at least a half dozen Purple Martin nests in the houses; counting is complicated by all the coming and going. House Sparrows and European Starlings have taken a good number of the nest spots.

In Birds of the New York Area (1964), Ball cites a long study that marked a single pair of nesting Purple Martins at Princess Bay* (which Lemon Creek feeds into) in 1917. Then nothing until 1951, when 2 pairs nested. In 1961 there were 50 pairs.

*"Princess Bay" is found on older maps, but it is now more generally called "Prince's Bay."

Happy 4th!

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We stopped off at the Purple
Martin colony at Lemon Creek Park on Staten Island yesterday for the first time
in four years. Glad to see the martins are still returning. There were fledglings
out and about, and, judging from parents still entering nests regularly,
nestlings to be fed. There are at least a half dozen nests in the houses;
counting is difficult with all the activity. House Sparrows and European
Starlings have taken a good number of the nest holes.



In Birds of the New York Area, Ball
cites a single pair of nesting martins at Princess Bay (which Lemon Creek feeds
into) a century ago. Then nothing until 1951, when 2 pairs nested. In 1961
there were 50 pairs.

*"Princess Bay" is
found on older maps, but it is now more generally called "Prince's Bay."



Happy Fourth!

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Date: 7/4/17 8:25 am
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue 7-3
I don't live on Long Island.  Can someone remind me of the parking rules at Cupsogue?

Bob LewisSleepy Hollow

On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 10:09:42 AM EDT, Michael Yuan <mjyuan...> wrote:

All mentioned below except for the Royal Terns are here so far today. 
Mike YuanBrooklyn, NY
On Jul 4, 2017, at 6:03 AM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> wrote:



Yesterday's highlights from birding 2 tide cycles at Cupsogue include the following:
ARCTIC TERN (1) 1st Summer.Black Tern (1) 1st Summer.Roseate (4) AdultsRoyal (3) - Eric Salzman (sp) with Eileen Schwinn spotted the first one of the day. 2 more were seen on high tide.Western Willet (1)
About 200 Terns included the expected Common, Forster's and Leasts. Several Portlandica types, although fewer than I saw on June 30th.
Shorebird numbers were much lower than the 30th. The Short-billed Dowitchers and Red Knots seemed to have pulled out with only a few remaining.
A couple of Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers were new - at least from the 30th. Overall, lower number of birds.
No sign of the recent Sandwich Tern despite working both the Flats and the Mussel beds west of the flats. I opted not to check other locations on Dune Road to beat the traffic out of the Hampton's.
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Date: 7/4/17 7:37 am
From: Julie Keefer <julie.keefer...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Shearwater? LIS Little Gull Island
Sorry for the cross post, but thought this was relevant to both lists. We
just passed a bird, swimming, that looked like a shearwater. I have no idea
what kind would be around here. Location is The Race in Long Island Sound,
near Little Gull Island. Had a white throat and dark bill, very dark brown
bird overall but the white seemed very crisp to me. Found the binos, saw it
flying away, very low to the water, it would flap twice, glide, flap,
twice, glide. Looked dark from behind, finally lost it against Big Gull
Island, it was headed west. My best guess is Great Shearwater but I don't
know pelagic species. Anyone have any ideas?

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North Stonington

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Date: 7/4/17 7:09 am
From: Michael Yuan <mjyuan...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue 7-3
All mentioned below except for the Royal Terns are here so far today.

Mike Yuan
Brooklyn, NY
> On Jul 4, 2017, at 6:03 AM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> wrote:
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> Yesterday's highlights from birding 2 tide cycles at Cupsogue include the following:
>
> ARCTIC TERN (1) 1st Summer.
> Black Tern (1) 1st Summer.
> Roseate (4) Adults
> Royal (3) - Eric Salzman (sp) with Eileen Schwinn spotted the first one of the day. 2 more were seen on high tide.
> Western Willet (1)
>
> About 200 Terns included the expected Common, Forster's and Leasts. Several Portlandica types, although fewer than I saw on June 30th.
>
> Shorebird numbers were much lower than the 30th. The Short-billed Dowitchers and Red Knots seemed to have pulled out with only a few remaining.
>
> A couple of Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers were new - at least from the 30th. Overall, lower number of birds.
>
> No sign of the recent Sandwich Tern despite working both the Flats and the Mussel beds west of the flats. I opted not to check other locations on Dune Road to beat the traffic out of the Hampton's.
>
> A safe and Happy 4th to all.
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Date: 7/4/17 3:03 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cupsogue 7-3
Yesterday's highlights from birding 2 tide cycles at Cupsogue include the following:

ARCTIC TERN (1) 1st Summer.
Black Tern (1) 1st Summer.
Roseate (4) Adults
Royal (3) - Eric Salzman (sp) with Eileen Schwinn spotted the first one of the day. 2 more were seen on high tide.
Western Willet (1)

About 200 Terns included the expected Common, Forster's and Leasts. Several Portlandica types, although fewer than I saw on June 30th.

Shorebird numbers were much lower than the 30th. The Short-billed Dowitchers and Red Knots seemed to have pulled out with only a few remaining.

A couple of Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers were new - at least from the 30th. Overall, lower number of birds.

No sign of the recent Sandwich Tern despite working both the Flats and the Mussel beds west of the flats. I opted not to check other locations on Dune Road to beat the traffic out of the Hampton's.

A safe and Happy 4th to all.

Cheers,

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Jul/'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.

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Date: 7/3/17 11:27 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 1, 2017 - Ramble Breeding Bird Survey & other sightings
Thanks, Bobby, for your comment.

Black-capped Chickadee often nests in Central Park, but not every year. Fish Crow is rare as a nesting bird in Central Park, American Crow being much more likely.

On the other hand, in the Bronx, one borough north, there are Fish Crows nesting in the neighborhood, that Bob DeCandido and I hear cawing outside our widows almost every day. And of course there are Black-capped Chickadees nesting in the parks.

In Central Park there is competition for tree cavities from titmice, nuthatches and the ubiquitous starlings, so chickadees don't do as well there.

Deb Allen

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Sent: Jul 3, 2017 1:49 PM

To: Deborah Allen

Cc: NYSBIRDS-L

Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 1, 2017 - Ramble Breeding Bird Survey & other sightings



Surprised BC Chickadee isn't on this list. Fish Crow too.......Fish Crows seem to be everywhere this season in western Nassau with young. Bobby Berlingeri
On Jul 1, 2017 4:10 PM, "Deborah Allen" <dallenyc...> wrote:
Central Park NYC - Ramble Breeding Bird Survey & other sightings

Saturday, July 1, 2017 starting at 5:30AM

OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen & volunteers



Since 1996 fifty-six (56) species of birds have been reported nesting in Central Park or on buildings immediately adjacent to the park. This year, according to protocols used by the most recent NY State Atlas, we have been able to confirm twenty-two (22) species breeding. A species is confirmed breeding if there is a nest with eggs (NE), occupied nest of a cavity-nesting bird (ON), nest with young (NY), a fledgling (FL), a fledgling or juvenile fed by an adult (FY) an adult carrying food for young (CF), or an adult carrying a fecal sac (FS). Birds occupying a territory that are probably nesting are not included in our total. In most years we have been able to confirm thirty or more species breeding.



Bob & I usually come in early and record any evidence of breeding that we find. This morning we invited some other early-risers,. a.k.a. insomniacs, to help us starting at 5:30am. We will continue to look for breeding birds on early mornings in July when many fledglings will be out of the nest in the care of their parents.



Results to date:



Canada Goose - 4 juveniles with adults Lake today (day-old goslings seen earlier in season)

Mallard - 10 juveniles with hen Turtle Pond today (day-old ducklings seen earlier in season)

Mourning Dove - recently fledged young (earlier in season)

Red-tailed Hawk - 5th Ave. nest with young (earlier in season) juveniles around now

Downy Woodpecker - male feeding fledgling Gill Overlook (earlier in season)

Northern Flicker - occupied nest Gill Overlook (earlier in season) adults & juveniles around

Peregrine Falcon - nest with 3 young fledged (earlier in season)

Eastern Kingbird - young in nest Turtle Pond today (Diane Del Vecchio)

Blue Jay - adult feeding juvenile, 2 nests earlier in the season (near King of Poland & Warbler Rock)

Barn Swallow - adults feeding juveniles Turtle Pond today (young visible in nest at Reservoir on Friday)

Tufted Titmouse - begging juvenile chasing adult today at Maintenance Field

White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 adults with 2 fledglings earlier in season (Azalea Pond & Summer House)

American Robin - several nests

Gray Catbird - fledglings, adults carrying food (earlier in season)

Northern Mockingbird - nest attended by pair of adults near North Meadow Ballfields (Friday)

European Starling - juveniles fed by adults (earlier in season)

House Sparrow - adults feeding juveniles (earlier in season)

House Finch - adults feeding young in birches and mulberry Turtle Pond (earlier in season)

Northern Cardinal - female on nest (Linda Yuen) and female feeding fledgling today

Red-winged Blackbird - fledgling at Meer (one week ago)

Common Grackle - adults feeding juveniles (earlier in season)

Baltimore Oriole - several occupied nests, adults feeding nestlings (earlier in season) adults with juveniles in tow around now



Other birds seen today: Chimney Swift, Herring Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Red-bellied woodpecker (no nest yet), Great Crested Flycatcher (pair not nesting yet but, female with worn tail feathers), Warbling Vireo (some already fledged), Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2), Carolina Wren, Cedar Waxwing (pair + 1 - still early in the season for these late nesters).



So far we have yet to confirm Green Heron, Eastern Wood-Peewee, Wood Thrush, Brown Thrasher, or Eastern Towhee breeding for the Summer of 2017.



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Date: 7/3/17 10:50 am
From: Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 1, 2017 - Ramble Breeding Bird Survey & other sightings
Surprised BC Chickadee isn't on this list. Fish Crow too.......Fish Crows
seem to be everywhere this season in western Nassau with young. Bobby
Berlingeri
On Jul 1, 2017 4:10 PM, "Deborah Allen" <dallenyc...> wrote:

> Central Park NYC - Ramble Breeding Bird Survey & other sightings
> Saturday, July 1, 2017 starting at 5:30AM
> OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen & volunteers
>
> Since 1996 fifty-six (56) species of birds have been reported nesting in
> Central Park or on buildings immediately adjacent to the park. This year,
> according to protocols used by the most recent NY State Atlas, we have been
> able to confirm twenty-two (22) species breeding. A species is confirmed
> breeding if there is a nest with eggs (NE), occupied nest of a
> cavity-nesting bird (ON), nest with young (NY), a fledgling (FL), a
> fledgling or juvenile fed by an adult (FY) an adult carrying food for young
> (CF), or an adult carrying a fecal sac (FS). Birds occupying a territory
> that are probably nesting are not included in our total. In most years we
> have been able to confirm thirty or more species breeding.
>
> Bob & I usually come in early and record any evidence of breeding that we
> find. This morning we invited some other early-risers,. a.k.a. insomniacs,
> to help us starting at 5:30am. We will continue to look for breeding birds
> on early mornings in July when many fledglings will be out of the nest in
> the care of their parents.
>
> Results to date:
>
> Canada Goose - 4 juveniles with adults Lake today (day-old goslings seen
> earlier in season)
> Mallard - 10 juveniles with hen Turtle Pond today (day-old ducklings seen
> earlier in season)
> Mourning Dove - recently fledged young (earlier in season)
> Red-tailed Hawk - 5th Ave. nest with young (earlier in season) juveniles
> around now
> Downy Woodpecker - male feeding fledgling Gill Overlook (earlier in season)
> Northern Flicker - occupied nest Gill Overlook (earlier in season) adults
> & juveniles around
> Peregrine Falcon - nest with 3 young fledged (earlier in season)
> Eastern Kingbird - young in nest Turtle Pond today (Diane Del Vecchio)
> Blue Jay - adult feeding juvenile, 2 nests earlier in the season (near
> King of Poland & Warbler Rock)
> Barn Swallow - adults feeding juveniles Turtle Pond today (young visible
> in nest at Reservoir on Friday)
> Tufted Titmouse - begging juvenile chasing adult today at Maintenance Field
> White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 adults with 2 fledglings earlier in season
> (Azalea Pond & Summer House)
> American Robin - several nests
> Gray Catbird - fledglings, adults carrying food (earlier in season)
> Northern Mockingbird - nest attended by pair of adults near North Meadow
> Ballfields (Friday)
> European Starling - juveniles fed by adults (earlier in season)
> House Sparrow - adults feeding juveniles (earlier in season)
> House Finch - adults feeding young in birches and mulberry Turtle Pond
> (earlier in season)
> Northern Cardinal - female on nest (Linda Yuen) and female feeding
> fledgling today
> Red-winged Blackbird - fledgling at Meer (one week ago)
> Common Grackle - adults feeding juveniles (earlier in season)
> Baltimore Oriole - several occupied nests, adults feeding nestlings
> (earlier in season) adults with juveniles in tow around now
>
> Other birds seen today: Chimney Swift, Herring Gull, Double-crested
> Cormorant, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Red-bellied woodpecker
> (no nest yet), Great Crested Flycatcher (pair not nesting yet but, female
> with worn tail feathers), Warbling Vireo (some already fledged), Northern
> Rough-winged Swallow (2), Carolina Wren, Cedar Waxwing (pair + 1 - still
> early in the season for these late nesters).
>
> So far we have yet to confirm Green Heron, Eastern Wood-Peewee, Wood
> Thrush, Brown Thrasher, or Eastern Towhee breeding for the Summer of 2017.
>
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Date: 7/3/17 7:02 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Confirmed Red-headed Woodpecker breeding, Muscoot Farm, Westchester
Both an adult and a nearby, calling juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker were seen at Muscoot Farm, Westchester County, this morning at the very end of Saw Mill River Audubon's regular 1st Monday bird walk.

Uncertain is whether another pair reported this year in southern part of county were also confirmed breeding?

Or perhaps this is (one of) the first confirmed county breeding record(s) for some time?

The birds seemed to be most present along the strip of woods between the main parking lot and Route 100.

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Date: 7/2/17 3:46 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., July 2, 2017 - Additions to the Season's Breeding Bird List
Central Park NYC - Ramble
Sunday, July 2, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, and many others

Additions to the Season's Breeding Bird List:

Cedar Waxwing: On Saturday we noticed a nest in a London Plane at the north end of the Maintenance Field, but didn't see any activity. Early this morning Bob and I arrived to find a Cedar Waxwing perched nearby. The bird flew to the nest and fed young inside. We took everyone back to the nest later in the morning and could see the yellow belly of one of the waxwings as it perched at one side of the nest. The bird flew off, but David Barrett spotted the pair on the ground nearby. We could see that the bird that had been perched at the nest had very worn tail feathers, so much so that its tail lacks a yellow tip.

Song Sparrow: We often find a Song Sparrow singing near the Ramble side of Bow Bridge, sometimes on the island. This morning we saw the male, who was carrying two insects in his beak, disappear into a dense shrubby patch. After emerging without his prize, he sang a bit in the open below eye-level.

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Great Crested Flycatcher: No sign of a nest yet, but this morning the pair frequently called back and forth and often perched close together in the area of the Tupelo Field. Here's one of the pair chasing the other at around 7:45am:

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Date: 7/2/17 3:28 pm
From: Anthony Collerton <icollerton...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Seabirds out of Montauk
Took the Viking Fleet Whale Watching trip (sponsored by CRESLI) today .... 6 hours, 30 miles South ... not a true pelagic but it does get birds.

Highlights:
80 Cory's Shearwaters (mostly Borealis but at least one Scopoli's Shearwater)
25 Sooty Shearwaters
40 Great Shearwaters
4 Manx Shearwaters
120 Wilson's Storm-Petrels
1 Northern Gannet
1 Pomarine Jaeger

Also some critters including 8 Fin Whales, a Minke Whale, a Mola Mola, etc.

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Date: 7/2/17 12:33 pm
From: Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Birding Fort Drum: Dickcissel, Summer Tanager and Philadelphia Vireo
After a very busy June training at Fort Drum has slowed down for the July 4 holiday, and the next few days would be an excellent time for birders to visit Fort Drum. As luck would have it, I found some very interesting birds over the past week, including a Dickcissel and Philadelphia Vireo that were still present this morning, and a Summer Tanager that unfortunately I have not been able to relocate since I saw it Thursday morning. Details on these and other birds will be posted on the Fort Drum Fish and Wildlife Management Program's website first thing tomorrow morning. I apologize for the delay, I had really wanted to get this information out before the weekend but was prevented from doing so by some technical problems. You can access the report (once it is up) by following this link and then clicking on the most recent report: http://fortdrum.isportsman.net/wildlife-viewing-natural-history#wildlifeviewing. Please remember that if you want to visit Fort Drum you first have to issue yourself a pass via the www.fortdrum.isportsman.net website, then call the Sportsman's Hotline (315-772-7153) to find out what areas are open for recreation and register your pass number(s) before entering Fort Drum. And don't forget to place your passes on your dashboard or driver's side window. I am not sure how long Fort Drum will be wide open; through Tuesday for sure and probably for the rest of the week. The rest of July, probably starting after next weekend so around 10 July, will be very busy with few areas likely to be open to visitors.

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Date: 7/2/17 9:09 am
From: Dominic Garcia-Hall <dominic.hall...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Changes to the NYS List
FYI you can read most of the committee's accompanying comments here:

http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposals/comments/2017_A_comments_web.html#2017-A-6

Pretty interesting.

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On 2 July 2017 at 07:09, syschiff <icterus...> wrote:

> The results of the 58th Supplement to the AOU List are in and awaiting
> publication. Rick Wright on his Web Site gave a summary of the results.
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> For NY birders, the changes that effect our count are no more Thayer's
> Gull as previously reported but no other splits or lumps. We'll have to
> await the full report to get the reasoning behind the lack of movement. So
> net change is minus one.
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Date: 7/2/17 5:53 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: RE: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?
Anecdotally, on a trip with Saw Mill River Audubon to Duluth MN and environs in January, one afternoon, for the gull-ers in the group, we headed to the Duluth waterfront (in lieu of say looking for more e.g. great gray owls). However, we were successful in the quest to find, e.g. Thayer’s gull, a life bird for several, who now I am afraid must remove the tick from their lists. (I will say the Arch Bridge between Duluth and Superior, WI in late afternoon winter light was well worth the stop, the gulls not so sure.) The scrapping of Thayer’s as a bird, reminds me of the quote about gulls from Nell Zink’s The Wallcreeper "the many eerie transformations they undergo on their way from being indistinguishable to being basically identical."

As to the “magnificent” hummingbird split, why not leave one magnificent and call the other “amazing” or some such, rather than “Rivoli’s” and “Admirable” which seem so pedestrian in comparison. Rivoli’s was named after Anna, the Dutchess of Rivoli long forgotten, who was the wife of the Duke of Rivoli, an amateur ornithologist (also long forgotten) --- why not the Ingrid Bergman hummingbird, then?

L. Trachtenberg
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From: <bounce-121634392-10490872...> [mailto:<bounce-121634392-10490872...>] On Behalf Of Paul R Sweet
Sent: Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:36 AM
To: Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...>
Cc: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>; <nysbirds-l...>; Nyc ebirds <ebirdsnyc...>
Subject: Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?

Thanks Donna

Didn't realize the on line checklist had rolling updates prior to publication of the supplement. I see Northern Harrier has been split from Hen and Northern Shrike from Great Grey.

Paul
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On Jul 1, 2017, at 10:42 AM, Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...><mailto:<queensgirl30...>> wrote:
Paul,

So far, the Supplement has not been published, but the checklist reflects decisions: http://checklist.aou.org/taxa/<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fchecklist.aou.org%2Ftaxa%2F&data=01%7C01%<7Csweet...>%7C91ea32f035ab4b70b35408d4c08f69b4%7Cbe0003e8c6b9496883aeb34586974b76%7C0&sdata=YOWMRH2%2BF9tkUeEAd1EJpDWdXoipGL6roWuB4da02z4%3D&reserved=0>

As Brendan Fogarty pointed out on Facebook, Thayer's Gull is gone, Red Crossbill and Magnificent Hummingbird have been split, and there are some taxonomic changes. I think we're all waiting to see if that is the final word or if more will be coming.

Donna Schulman

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Hi Andrew

I've seen the proposals http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposals/current_proposals.html<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fchecklist.aou.org%2Fnacc%2Fproposals%2Fcurrent_proposals.html&data=01%7C01%<7Csweet...>%7C91ea32f035ab4b70b35408d4c08f69b4%7Cbe0003e8c6b9496883aeb34586974b76%7C0&sdata=abH3oa5i5jyzKWBpHRGPQBT8KZ4W6j4brTxbsjaAHXg%3D&reserved=0>
But your post indicates the votes have been cast. Is this posted? Curious about decision on other splits - Yellow-rump, Willet, Harrier, Junco etc.

Cheers, Paul
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On Jul 1, 2017, at 8:11 AM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...><mailto:<birdingdude...>> wrote:
By now some of you have already heard that the AOU has taken the decision to invalidate Thayer's Gull.

A bit of background: Considered a subspecies of the Herring Gull by the AOU until 1973. Thayer's Gull, received full species status based largely on the research of A.H. Macpherson and Neil Smith in the 1960's. Smith's work which suggested Thayer's and Kumlien's Gulls mated as separate species on Baffin Island was viewed with much skepticism and this decision by the AOU appears to debunk his claim.

Ron Pittaway, a respected authority on this subject has published an excellent account of the history of this taxonomical debate and is worth reading for those interested.

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Date: 7/2/17 4:09 am
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Changes to the NYS List
The results of the 58th Supplement to the AOU List are in and awaiting publication. Rick Wright on his Web Site gave a summary of the results.

For NY birders, the changes that effect our count are no more Thayer's Gull as previously reported but no other splits or lumps. We'll have to await the full report to get the reasoning behind the lack of movement. So net change is minus one.

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Date: 7/1/17 2:36 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC early morning, 7/1
Saturday, 1st July, 2017 -

There were some folks in the Ramble of Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City) apparently following a grown man around who was blasting amplified recordings of various birds at decibel levels which were loud enough to be heard - loudly - more than 100 yards away & farther, this being observed as early as are ound 5:40 a.m. - these were the only other persons, besides myself, who were noted anywhere in the Ramble area with binoculars at that early hour. The amplified songs &/or calls were repeated for minutes on end, for various species. This is not a normal thing for someone to do in any situation, but is far beyond the pale of any person[s] attempting to have a running business (for-profit) that involves bringing people on walks to see birds - when done to such excess as was seen and heard this morning - high inappropriate for the location, wholly inappropriate for the season, and far too loud & too extended under any circumstances - it is an unnecessary & unethical means of attempting to lure birds, and in fact often has the effect of chasing birds away.

Hearing in birds is far more sensitive than in any human, & if a human can hear a recorded version of a bird call or song at a volume greater than the actual bird is capable of even from point-blank range, yet the person able to hear this is standing 100 yards away, it is clear that that amplified sound, or any “noises” that cause birds to be upset, is unhealthy to, and for, these birds. When this behavior is repeated over & over, and in the midst of breeding & nesting season, it may contribute to stress for the birds which might even cause a failure of the breeding cycle. The activities of the person found doing this on this early morning have been observed over the past 2 decades, & this person is very well aware of the unethical & harassing nature of this sort of activity. Indeed, were this to be found occurring in such a place as Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, just to give one example, the person doing this would be told by the parks police to desist, or expect legal action to be taken.

There is good reason for rules, laws, which are in effect in many places, on public lands & parks & preserves, that no one shall use amplified sound for luring birds at any time. It is unfortunate that there are those who choose to offer financial or other support to anyone who has no qualms about harassing birds in such a way, on such a continual basis. Around the country, and around the world, those who make a business of showing birds or other wildlife to others, have adopted ethical standards for doing so, and most conservation organizations have put into effect common-sense standards for the behavior of birders & all who wish to observe wildlife. Again, in many locations, these standard are also laws and regulatlions - and they are in place to give protection to vulnerable wildlife. It is, above all, incumbent on those who take others around, for profit-making business or otherwise, to observe wildlife / birds, that they are doing as absolutely little as possible to disturb that which they wish to observe. In the case of the grown man taking a group, at the hour of 5:30 a.m. & afterwards this morning, it appears that those following this man may not be aware of the harrassing nature of this man’s activities towards breeding & other birds; they may not be fully-aware of how wrong that harassment is. It is a complete contradiction to any scientific interest of any kind, and is simply harmful to any bird to be finding such excessive amplified playing of sounds that upset & disturb the bird[s].

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Of bird sightings, some early-birds noted in Central Park for this Saturday included 2 male Wood Ducks, an eclipse-plumaged male ongoing at The Pond, & a high-breeding-plumaged male at the Conservatory Water (a.k.a. the ‘model boat pond); a Spotted Sandpiper at The Pond, and a bit later, 2 additional Spotted Sandpipers at The Pool, & again at The Pond, a Louisiana Waterthrush on the southern edge.

Many of the breeding species of the park have been relatively quiet, and many are now feeding young. More on that at another point. Use of recordings of any sort are completely unnecessary for observing which species are present in Central Park, and use of any amplified songs, calls, or ‘noises’ to lure birds at this time of year is harassment in a place such as Central. One expects better, and it is for those leading bird-walks to set a higher, not low standard of behavior.

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Date: 7/1/17 1:10 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 1, 2017 - Ramble Breeding Bird Survey & other sightings
Central Park NYC - Ramble Breeding Bird Survey & other sightings
Saturday, July 1, 2017 starting at 5:30AM
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen & volunteers

Since 1996 fifty-six (56) species of birds have been reported nesting in Central Park or on buildings immediately adjacent to the park. This year, according to protocols used by the most recent NY State Atlas, we have been able to confirm twenty-two (22) species breeding. A species is confirmed breeding if there is a nest with eggs (NE), occupied nest of a cavity-nesting bird (ON), nest with young (NY), a fledgling (FL), a fledgling or juvenile fed by an adult (FY) an adult carrying food for young (CF), or an adult carrying a fecal sac (FS). Birds occupying a territory that are probably nesting are not included in our total. In most years we have been able to confirm thirty or more species breeding.

Bob & I usually come in early and record any evidence of breeding that we find. This morning we invited some other early-risers,. a.k.a. insomniacs, to help us starting at 5:30am. We will continue to look for breeding birds on early mornings in July when many fledglings will be out of the nest in the care of their parents.

Results to date:

Canada Goose - 4 juveniles with adults Lake today (day-old goslings seen earlier in season)
Mallard - 10 juveniles with hen Turtle Pond today (day-old ducklings seen earlier in season)
Mourning Dove - recently fledged young (earlier in season)
Red-tailed Hawk - 5th Ave. nest with young (earlier in season) juveniles around now
Downy Woodpecker - male feeding fledgling Gill Overlook (earlier in season)
Northern Flicker - occupied nest Gill Overlook (earlier in season) adults & juveniles around
Peregrine Falcon - nest with 3 young fledged (earlier in season)
Eastern Kingbird - young in nest Turtle Pond today (Diane Del Vecchio)
Blue Jay - adult feeding juvenile, 2 nests earlier in the season (near King of Poland & Warbler Rock)
Barn Swallow - adults feeding juveniles Turtle Pond today (young visible in nest at Reservoir on Friday)
Tufted Titmouse - begging juvenile chasing adult today at Maintenance Field
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 adults with 2 fledglings earlier in season (Azalea Pond & Summer House)
American Robin - several nests
Gray Catbird - fledglings, adults carrying food (earlier in season)
Northern Mockingbird - nest attended by pair of adults near North Meadow Ballfields (Friday)
European Starling - juveniles fed by adults (earlier in season)
House Sparrow - adults feeding juveniles (earlier in season)
House Finch - adults feeding young in birches and mulberry Turtle Pond (earlier in season)
Northern Cardinal - female on nest (Linda Yuen) and female feeding fledgling today
Red-winged Blackbird - fledgling at Meer (one week ago)
Common Grackle - adults feeding juveniles (earlier in season)
Baltimore Oriole - several occupied nests, adults feeding nestlings (earlier in season) adults with juveniles in tow around now

Other birds seen today: Chimney Swift, Herring Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Red-bellied woodpecker (no nest yet), Great Crested Flycatcher (pair not nesting yet but, female with worn tail feathers), Warbling Vireo (some already fledged), Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2), Carolina Wren, Cedar Waxwing (pair + 1 - still early in the season for these late nesters).

So far we have yet to confirm Green Heron, Eastern Wood-Peewee, Wood Thrush, Brown Thrasher, or Eastern Towhee breeding for the Summer of 2017.

Deb Allen

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Date: 7/1/17 9:09 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach Highlights
Foggy conditions for most of the AM at Nickerson Beach made for slow birding.

Highlights included Surf Scoter (1) Gull-billed (2), Roseate (1) and Royal Tern (1).

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Date: 7/1/17 8:36 am
From: Paul R Sweet <sweet...>
Subject: Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?
Thanks Donna

Didn't realize the on line checklist had rolling updates prior to publication of the supplement. I see Northern Harrier has been split from Hen and Northern Shrike from Great Grey.

Paul

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On Jul 1, 2017, at 10:42 AM, Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...><mailto:<queensgirl30...>> wrote:

Paul,

So far, the Supplement has not been published, but the checklist reflects decisions: http://checklist.aou.org/taxa/<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fchecklist.aou.org%2Ftaxa%2F&data=01%7C01%<7Csweet...>%7C91ea32f035ab4b70b35408d4c08f69b4%7Cbe0003e8c6b9496883aeb34586974b76%7C0&sdata=YOWMRH2%2BF9tkUeEAd1EJpDWdXoipGL6roWuB4da02z4%3D&reserved=0>

As Brendan Fogarty pointed out on Facebook, Thayer's Gull is gone, Red Crossbill and Magnificent Hummingbird have been split, and there are some taxonomic changes. I think we're all waiting to see if that is the final word or if more will be coming.

Donna Schulman

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Hi Andrew

I've seen the proposals http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposals/current_proposals.html<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fchecklist.aou.org%2Fnacc%2Fproposals%2Fcurrent_proposals.html&data=01%7C01%<7Csweet...>%7C91ea32f035ab4b70b35408d4c08f69b4%7Cbe0003e8c6b9496883aeb34586974b76%7C0&sdata=abH3oa5i5jyzKWBpHRGPQBT8KZ4W6j4brTxbsjaAHXg%3D&reserved=0>
But your post indicates the votes have been cast. Is this posted? Curious about decision on other splits - Yellow-rump, Willet, Harrier, Junco etc.

Cheers, Paul

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On Jul 1, 2017, at 8:11 AM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...><mailto:<birdingdude...>> wrote:

By now some of you have already heard that the AOU has taken the decision to invalidate Thayer's Gull.

A bit of background: Considered a subspecies of the Herring Gull by the AOU until 1973. Thayer's Gull, received full species status based largely on the research of A.H. Macpherson and Neil Smith in the 1960's. Smith's work which suggested Thayer's and Kumlien's Gulls mated as separate species on Baffin Island was viewed with much skepticism and this decision by the AOU appears to debunk his claim.

Ron Pittaway, a respected authority on this subject has published an excellent account of the history of this taxonomical debate and is worth reading for those interested.

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Date: 7/1/17 7:43 am
From: Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...>
Subject: Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?
Paul,

So far, the Supplement has not been published, but the checklist reflects
decisions: http://checklist.aou.org/taxa/

As Brendan Fogarty pointed out on Facebook, Thayer's Gull is gone, Red
Crossbill and Magnificent Hummingbird have been split, and there are some
taxonomic changes. I think we're all waiting to see if that is the final
word or if more will be coming.

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On Sat, Jul 1, 2017 at 10:18 AM, Paul R Sweet <sweet...> [ebirdsnyc] <
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>
>
> Hi Andrew
>
> I've seen the proposals http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposals/
> current_proposals.html
> But your post indicates the votes have been cast. Is this posted? Curious
> about decision on other splits - Yellow-rump, Willet, Harrier, Junco etc.
>
> Cheers, Paul
>
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> On Jul 1, 2017, at 8:11 AM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> wrote:
>
> By now some of you have already heard that the AOU has taken the decision
> to invalidate Thayer's Gull.
>
> A bit of background: Considered a subspecies of the Herring Gull by the
> AOU until 1973. Thayer's Gull, received full species status based largely
> on the research of A.H. Macpherson and Neil Smith in the 1960's. Smith's
> work which suggested Thayer's and Kumlien's Gulls mated as separate species
> on Baffin Island was viewed with much skepticism and this decision by the
> AOU appears to debunk his claim.
>
> Ron Pittaway, a respected authority on this subject has published an
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> reading for those interested.
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Date: 7/1/17 7:18 am
From: Paul R Sweet <sweet...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?
Hi Andrew

I've seen the proposals http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposals/current_proposals.html
But your post indicates the votes have been cast. Is this posted? Curious about decision on other splits - Yellow-rump, Willet, Harrier, Junco etc.

Cheers, Paul

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

On Jul 1, 2017, at 8:11 AM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...><mailto:<birdingdude...>> wrote:

By now some of you have already heard that the AOU has taken the decision to invalidate Thayer's Gull.

A bit of background: Considered a subspecies of the Herring Gull by the AOU until 1973. Thayer's Gull, received full species status based largely on the research of A.H. Macpherson and Neil Smith in the 1960's. Smith's work which suggested Thayer's and Kumlien's Gulls mated as separate species on Baffin Island was viewed with much skepticism and this decision by the AOU appears to debunk his claim.

Ron Pittaway, a respected authority on this subject has published an excellent account of the history of this taxonomical debate and is worth reading for those interested.

http://www.ofo.ca/site/page/view/articles.thayer<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ofo.ca%2Fsite%2Fpage%2Fview%2Farticles.thayer&data=01%7C01%<7Csweet...>%7C1c3bb5b25ce645f0ae8b08d4c07a49c3%7Cbe0003e8c6b9496883aeb34586974b76%7C0&sdata=6%2FvcUHSI0lMDRQFQzzbHH2eHTXKlfktpFMmyXPZIKCk%3D&reserved=0>

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Date: 7/1/17 5:11 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?
By now some of you have already heard that the AOU has taken the decision to invalidate Thayer's Gull.

A bit of background: Considered a subspecies of the Herring Gull by the AOU until 1973. Thayer's Gull, received full species status based largely on the research of A.H. Macpherson and Neil Smith in the 1960's. Smith's work which suggested Thayer's and Kumlien's Gulls mated as separate species on Baffin Island was viewed with much skepticism and this decision by the AOU appears to debunk his claim.

Ron Pittaway, a respected authority on this subject has published an excellent account of the history of this taxonomical debate and is worth reading for those interested.

http://www.ofo.ca/site/page/view/articles.thayer

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Date: 7/1/17 4:40 am
From: Anthony Collerton <icollerton...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandwich Tern at Cupsogue (Yes)
Currently roosting on the mussel beds West of the main flat.

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Date: 6/30/17 6:57 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Manhattan migrants / lingerers
Rick, all;

perhaps a combination of a bit of both, and also with migrants still clearly moving into mid-June, perhaps a bit more in the way of observers continuing to seek them. On the other hand, there are very often a small batch of lingerers or non-breeders or just very slow-to-get-going-on birds that seem to linger in such a place as Central, and perhaps a number of other inner-urban parks.

However we also tend to pay a bit less attention to these “later" birds, once the main (May) spring season is done, & for most observers, they have likely seen what species they had hopes of. And of course, some of these species really are working their way south by now, such as (some) Worm-eating & (some) Yellow Warblers, and some Louisiana Waterthrush, but also a number of others whose first southbound movements can have begun, for a part of the masses that have been on the move - and either did or did not meet a mate to attempt nesting with. There are also these species, in a place like Central, which is exceedingly depauperate in breeding-bird diversity (in comparison with similar-sized areas with a similar mix of habitats, including within N.Y. City in other boroughs), which may linger & could -potentially- attempt breeding, but are much more often than not unsuccessful - even in attracting a mate for nesting. But in Cenral Park, especially, with all of its tens & tens of thousands of off-leash dogs, as well as the unnatural concentration of potential predators (avian, mammalian), and even that (fortunately ‘rare') human who does not respect birds in breeding season & causes harassments, and the many activities at almost all hours of the millions of other homo sapiens, it’s more of a wonder that the roughly-40 species that can & do nest in a Central Park are (for some, just barely) successful, at least some, some of the time.

Shorter answer: first part - maybe, but not necessarily all that many more; 2nd part, (same answer). It is the Blackpoll for late June that stands out a bit more.

Tom Fiore,
manhattan

> On Jun 30, 2017, at 9:20 PM, Rick <rcech...> wrote:
>
> Am I wrong or are there more migrant warblers hanging around this summer than most years? Or is it just more observers afield?
>
> Rick Cech
>
> From: On Behalf Of Thomas Fiore
> Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 8:53 PM
> To: <nysbirds-L...> <mailto:<nysbirds-L...>
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Manhattan migrants / lingerers
>
> Tuesday-Friday, 27-30th June, 2017 -
>
> Unusual in New York City for very late June, a singing male Blackpoll Warbler, noted by Steve Chang on Monday (6/26) was still present the next day at the Riverbank State Park off Riverside Drive in west Harlem, Manhattan, N.Y. City (entrances near W. 145th & W. 137th Streets). It seems rather unlikely this would be a southbound bird yet there was a very modest perceived movement of some sort, perhaps more local ‘displacement’ of some warbler species that nest within 20+ miles of N.Y. City, those found in Central Park in Manhattan on Sunday including Worm-eating Warbler, and Louisiana Waterthrush. Worm-eating Warblers have persisted thru the week, including in the Ramble area. Other warbler species also present in Central Park included particular individuals which seem to have been lingering, perhaps since early June or even earlier in the season. A Kentucky Warbler had also continued into Tuesday in the Ramble, in Central Park, and was near the same area it had been in last weekend. Also to Tues. were Northern Parula, Magnolia, Black-and-white & Yellow Warbler[s], & American Redstart, as well as Common Yellowthroats in 3 locations, & Ovenbird. It’s possible that some of these were around for much of - or even all of - June.
>
> At Riverside Park, also in Manhattan, a few warblers have also appeared, most notably American Redstart, as well as Yellow, & in one odd location, Common Yellowthroat, all of these except for the Yellowthroat in the northern parts of that park (n. of W. 96th St.). All of these were present today, and the male yellowthroat has been in one area all week.
>
> There were a few N. Rough-winged Swallows in the area of the west Harlem piers, & to the north of Riverbank State Park today; regularly seen have been Barn Swallows as well as Chimney Swifts, in small numbers.
>
> Many nesting birds have young now; with the occasional rains & warmer weather, there have also been a good variety of insect prey items for many of these hungry parent birds & their young.
>
> - - - -
> "Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as inevitable that which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or the vision to demand that which is good?” - Rachel Carson (1907-1964; marine biologist, conservationist, author whose books include ‘Silent Spring’. Sir David Attenborough has remarked that that book may have had an effect on science second only to Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”.)
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Date: 6/30/17 6:55 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 30 June 2017
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* June 30, 2017
* NYNY1706.30

- Birds Mentioned

BLACK-NECKED STILT+
SANDWICH TERN+
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

BROWN PELICAN
Least Bittern
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
MARBLED GODWIT
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
White-rumped Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Iceland Gull
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
ARCTIC TERN
Forster’s Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-headed Woodpecker
Cliff Swallow
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

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

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

Transcriber: Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 30, 2017
at 8:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, SANDWICH and
ARCTIC TERNS, BROWN PELICAN reports, BLACK-NECKED STILT, MARBLED GODWIT,
YELLOW-THROATED and KENTUCKY WARBLERS, BLUE GROSBEAK and DICKCISSEL.

Among this week’s most interesting birds, perhaps the most unexpected was
the male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD spotted mid-day Wednesday around the
manicured fields near the entrance to Smith Point County Park in Shirley.

Also, just west of Smith Point the MARBLED GODWIT was reported again Sunday
around the Old Inlet in Bellport Bay, with an ICELAND GULL and 11 ROYAL
TERNS there Wednesday.

Out at Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes the flats north of the
parking lot continue to be productive. Last Saturday the variety of TERNS
there, besides COMMON, LEAST and FORSTER’S, also included 2 young ARCTICS,
1 ROSEATE, 2 BLACK and 3 ROYAL TERNS plus some BLACK SKIMMERS. And the
gathering of shorebirds there at that date was also quite notable, topped
by a BLACK-NECKED STILT present for most of the day, but also including 1
SEMIPALMATED and 18 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 27 RED KNOTS, 9 RUDDY
TURNSTONES, about 30 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, and a single WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER. Around noon Thursday morning a SANDWICH TERN also visited the
flats, along with 2 BLACK and 4 ROSEATE TERNS, and again today the SANDWICH
TERN was seen on the flats this morning, along with 1 ARCTIC, 2 BLACK and 6
ROYAL TERNS.

At Nickerson Beach Park in Lido Beach among the TERNS Monday were 2
GULL-BILLED, 3 ROSEATE and a ROYAL, while last Saturday between Fort Tilden
and Breezy Point there were 4 ROSEATE and 3 ROYAL TERNS.

Noted on Facebook recently were 2 sets of photos from last Sunday of 2
BROWN PELICANS, one listed as from Silver Point in Nassau County and the
other off Fire Island. We have no other information on these, but this is
a species to watch for, especially along the south shore of Long Island.

In Prospect Park, LEAST BITTERN was still present and seen periodically
around the lake at least to Wednesday.

An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER spotted Saturday at Connetquot River State
Park was seen again there on Wednesday. Though YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS
are not being seen regularly at Connetquot this year, 1 has continued at
the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, reported there today.

At least 2 dozen singing DICKCISSELS have recently been found in New York
State, mostly well up north; on Long Island a male has been seemingly on
territory recently at Caumsett State Park at least to Wednesday, using the
restoration fields just west of the parking lot.

A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen again Tuesday at the Calverton Grasslands, and,
more unusually, one was spotted Thursday at Inwood Hill Park in Northern
Manhattan.

CLIFF SWALLOWS are again nesting at Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park in the
Bronx.

This is the time of year to find some floaters in the City parks, these
presumably mostly birds unmated or disrupted during the nesting season.
Certainly unexpected was the KENTUCKY WARBLER singing Sunday in Central
Park’s Ramble, and other floaters have recently included WORM-EATING,
MAGNOLIA and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS, NORTHERN PARULA, and OVENBIRD, while
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH may now be a very early southbound migrant.

To phone in reports, please call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922 and leave a
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Date: 6/30/17 6:20 pm
From: Rick <rcech...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Manhattan migrants / lingerers
Am I wrong or are there more migrant warblers hanging around this summer than most years? Or is it just more observers afield?



Rick Cech



From: <bounce-121633781-3714678...> [mailto:<bounce-121633781-3714678...>] On Behalf Of Thomas Fiore
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 8:53 PM
To: <nysbirds-L...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Manhattan migrants / lingerers



Tuesday-Friday, 27-30th June, 2017 -



Unusual in New York City for very late June, a singing male Blackpoll Warbler, noted by Steve Chang on Monday (6/26) was still present the next day at the Riverbank State Park off Riverside Drive in west Harlem, Manhattan, N.Y. City (entrances near W. 145th & W. 137th Streets). It seems rather unlikely this would be a southbound bird yet there was a very modest perceived movement of some sort, perhaps more local ‘displacement’ of some warbler species that nest within 20+ miles of N.Y. City, those found in Central Park in Manhattan on Sunday including Worm-eating Warbler, and Louisiana Waterthrush. Worm-eating Warblers have persisted thru the week, including in the Ramble area. Other warbler species also present in Central Park included particular individuals which seem to have been lingering, perhaps since early June or even earlier in the season. A Kentucky Warbler had also continued into Tuesday in the Ramble, in Central Park, and was near the same area it had been in last weekend. Also to Tues. were Northern Parula, Magnolia, Black-and-white & Yellow Warbler[s], & American Redstart, as well as Common Yellowthroats in 3 locations, & Ovenbird. It’s possible that some of these were around for much of - or even all of - June.



At Riverside Park, also in Manhattan, a few warblers have also appeared, most notably American Redstart, as well as Yellow, & in one odd location, Common Yellowthroat, all of these except for the Yellowthroat in the northern parts of that park (n. of W. 96th St.). All of these were present today, and the male yellowthroat has been in one area all week.



There were a few N. Rough-winged Swallows in the area of the west Harlem piers, & to the north of Riverbank State Park today; regularly seen have been Barn Swallows as well as Chimney Swifts, in small numbers.



Many nesting birds have young now; with the occasional rains & warmer weather, there have also been a good variety of insect prey items for many of these hungry parent birds & their young.



- - - -

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





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Date: 6/30/17 5:53 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Manhattan migrants / lingerers
Tuesday-Friday, 27-30th June, 2017 -

Unusual in New York City for very late June, a singing male Blackpoll Warbler, noted by Steve Chang on Monday (6/26) was still present the next day at the Riverbank State Park off Riverside Drive in west Harlem, Manhattan, N.Y. City (entrances near W. 145th & W. 137th Streets). It seems rather unlikely this would be a southbound bird yet there was a very modest perceived movement of some sort, perhaps more local ‘displacement’ of some warbler species that nest within 20+ miles of N.Y. City, those found in Central Park in Manhattan on Sunday including Worm-eating Warbler, and Louisiana Waterthrush. Worm-eating Warblers have persisted thru the week, including in the Ramble area. Other warbler species also present in Central Park included particular individuals which seem to have been lingering, perhaps since early June or even earlier in the season. A Kentucky Warbler had also continued into Tuesday in the Ramble, in Central Park, and was near the same area it had been in last weekend. Also to Tues. were Northern Parula, Magnolia, Black-and-white & Yellow Warbler[s], & American Redstart, as well as Common Yellowthroats in 3 locations, & Ovenbird. It’s possible that some of these were around for much of - or even all of - June.

At Riverside Park, also in Manhattan, a few warblers have also appeared, most notably American Redstart, as well as Yellow, & in one odd location, Common Yellowthroat, all of these except for the Yellowthroat in the northern parts of that park (n. of W. 96th St.). All of these were present today, and the male yellowthroat has been in one area all week.

There were a few N. Rough-winged Swallows in the area of the west Harlem piers, & to the north of Riverbank State Park today; regularly seen have been Barn Swallows as well as Chimney Swifts, in small numbers.

Many nesting birds have young now; with the occasional rains & warmer weather, there have also been a good variety of insect prey items for many of these hungry parent birds & their young.

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


good -and ethical- birding,

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Date: 6/30/17 4:17 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Friday June 30, 2017 - Worm-eating Warblers, C. Yellowthroat, Am. Redstarts
Central Park NYC - North End, Reservoir, and the Pond
Friday June 30, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, & others

Highlights: Worm-eating Warbler (2), Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart (2).

Canada Goose - 22 (Reservoir & Pond)
Mallard - Meer, Pool, Reservoir, Pond including hen with 2 ducklings at mudflat N. of the Pond
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - 8 getting drinks at the Meer, others elsewhere
Herring Gull - around 65 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - 36 Reservoir & flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - 10 (Meer, Reservoir, Pond) plus flyovers
Great Egret - 3 (Meer, Pool, Pond) plus flyovers
Snowy Egret - flyovers mostly over the Meer, Green Bench & Wildflower Meadow
Black-crowned Night Heron - 5 (2 Meer Island, 3 at the Pond)
Red-tailed Hawk - pair of adults circling over SW Reservoir
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Residents, great looks at a male at the Blockhouse
Downy Woodpecker - east of North Meadow Ballfields
Northern Flicker - 5 (4 North End, 1 at the Pond)
Warbling Vireo - 8
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 pairs (Great Hill & Blockhouse)
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - 5+ (2 N. Meadow Ballfields, 3 (Mayra Cruz early) Reservoir & nestlings at N. Gate House)
White-breasted Nuthatch - Blockhouse
House Wren - 1 or 2 singing Grassy Knoll & Wildflower Meadow
Carolina Wren - 2 Wildflower Meadow (one singing)
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - 2 juveniles with adult SE Meer, others elsewhere
Northern Mockingbird - singing Compost Area, pair at nest SE of N. Meadow Ballfields (Deb after lunch)
Cedar Waxwing - 2 Conservatory Garden
Worm-eating Warbler - 2 (NW Loch & NE Pool - Bob early), bird NE of Pool also seen later
Common Yellowthroat - male singing at Cons. Garden, Grassy Knoll & Wildflower Meadow & chasing Carolina Wren
American Redstart - 2 (Conservatory Garden & NE of the Pool)
Chipping Sparrow - heard Grassy Knoll
Song Sparrow - 2 singing (Conservatory Garden & the Pond)
Northern Cardinal - residents including juv. female s. of Nutter's Battery in Buckthorn
Red-winged Blackbird - 3 west side of Meer
Common Grackle - including juveniles
Baltimore Oriole - 4 including juvenile with adult male at Blockhouse

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Date: 6/30/17 2:41 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler Bayard Cutting 'Yes'
Hi all!

Took awhile to find but it was hanging out by the river, not too far from the main parking lot. Walk through the path with the osprey nest high in the tree that you can hear and just about see from the parking lot, and follow path straight as you can to the river. It's not far maybe 5 minute walk from lot, ruby-throated hummingbirds,chickadee,chipping sparrow w young,cardinals,blue jays,crows,cormorant,osprey were also seen. I heard if u walk far enough there are bald eagles around. Thanks for the reports of the yellow-throated warbler...it was amazing to see it! Kind regards-Kev

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Date: 6/30/17 5:23 am
From: Menachem Goldstein <goldsteinm95...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] sandwich tern at cupsogue
Sandwich Tern continues on the mussel beds west of the flats.  Seen with Ken Feustel.
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Date: 6/29/17 3:30 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Locations (27-Jun-'17)
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Date: 6/29/17 12:41 pm
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandwich Tern, Cupsogue, Suffolk, LI
A second calendar-year Sandwich Tern appeared around 11:30 today at Cupsogue and was still present when I left an hour later:

https://flic.kr/p/V2Kkva

Another highlight involved my first southbound Short-billed Dowitchers of the season, brightly plumaged adults at Pikes Beach and Cupsogue.

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Date: 6/29/17 12:19 pm
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Question on Henslow sparrow Shawangunk NWR
I do not see a report on e-bird from Shawangunk NWR since Monday June 26 (positive) or on any reports on the Henslow's on this site. Does anyone know if it is still present?

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Date: 6/29/17 12:15 pm
From: Jim Osterlund <jfcosterlund...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bayard Cutting Arboretum Yellow-throated Warbler
Came across the species again yesterday afternoon, suggestion the possibility of establishment there in much the same fashion as they did at Connetquot State Park, which is not very far north.
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Date: 6/29/17 10:28 am
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Common Raven
I just came home to a Common Raven sitting in the tree in my back yard croaking up a storm.  I didn't expect it to be sitting in my yard, usually they are flying by.  It was there for about 10 minutes until I guess the jays finally scared it off.
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Date: 6/27/17 6:08 pm
From: Joe T <jbirds268...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] shearwaters
It appears Purbita beat me to this, so I apologize for sending a similar request to the entire list. But I am also working on a story about the shearwaters, for the NY Times, and would love to talk to anybody who would like to share experiences with or insights on the situation. Also: does anyone know if birds are still being found?
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Date: 6/27/17 6:04 pm
From: Joe T <jbirds268...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] shearwaters
It appears Purbita beat me to this, so I apologize for sending a similar request to the entire list. But I am also working on a story about the shearwaters, for the NY Times, and would love to talk to anybody who would like to share experiences with or insights on the situation. Also: does anyone know if birds are still being found?
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Date: 6/27/17 4:55 pm
From: Purbita Saha <bitasaha...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dead seabirds story
Hi folks, super sorry for blitzing the entire list. If anyone is interested
in talking to a journalist about their dead seabird finds in LI, please
reply to me (not all). Would appreciate anecdotes, theories, and other
on-the-ground expertise for a potential online story.

Cheers,
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Date: 6/27/17 9:18 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- June 27, 2017
*  NYSY  06.27.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):June 19, 2017 - June 27, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: June 27  AT 11 a.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of June 19, 2017.
Highlights--------------
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONSANDHILL CRANEperegrine falconUPLAND SANDPIPERBLACK TERNRED-HEADED WOODPECKERSWAINSON’S THRUSHPROTHONOTARY WARBLERPRAIRIE WARBLERDICKCISSEL (Extralimital)ORCHARD ORIOLERED CROSSBILL



Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
      6/20: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues in the wooded area of Armitage Road.     6/24: 4 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were seen from the Clyde river at Lock 25. This area is only accessible by boat. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at VanDyne Spoor Road and along the Wildlife Trail. 3 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Tschache Pool.     6/26: 15 BLACK TERNS were seen at Tschache Pool.

Oswego County------------
     6/24: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was again found on Otto Mills Road north of Redfield.     6/25:  A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on West Lake Road south of Oswego. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at Carley’s Mills in Hastings.

Onondaga County------------
     6/19: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the Labrador Unique Area.     6/20: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen at Green Lakes State Park.     6/22: 2 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen in flight along the Seneca River in the town of Clay.

Madison County------------
     6/25: A RED CROSSBILL was found on Muller Hill Road in the Town of Georgetown.

Oneida County------------
     6/21: An UPLAND SANDPIPER continues on North Gage Road south of Poland in the Town of Deerfield.     6/24: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen from Lafayette Street in Utica. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Roberts Road in Chadwicks.

Cayuga county------------
     6/23: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on the bluff at Fair Haven State Park. another RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was see at a private residence in Sterling.

Extralimital------------
     6/26: A DICKCISSEL has been seen on Kingdom Road south of River Road west of Seneca Falls in Seneca County

          
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Date: 6/26/17 8:18 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Oakwood Beach--Riga St. marsh
A marker was created for 'Oakwood Beach--Riga St. marsh' in Richmond County
related to where the Common Gallinule was spotted. The hotspot should be
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Date: 6/26/17 7:22 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow - Shawangunk Grasslands NWR
You'd be right Mike.  I used to work at the refuge when it was first formed and did the checklist for it and Wallkill.  They used to nest there many years ago, but have not been seen there until recently and definitely not on territory.  Very nice bird.  Let's keep our fingers crossed.
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From: Michael Britt <sootyshear...>
To: <NYSbirds-L...>
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 8:37 PM
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow - Shawangunk Grasslands NWR

I emailed my buddy Ralph Tabor to let him know that I'd be up Monday morning and also to ask him about the conditions of the trails, as I heard that they were overgrown. So what does Ralph do? He goes and mows the trails prior to my arrival! What a swell guy:-)
Anyway, the male HENSLOW'S SPARROW is still singing his little heart out. See attached eBird checklist with video. If I'm not mistaken, this post-restoration bird is the first in many years.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37821260

P.S. It's always cool to hear a singing WINTER WREN, I heard one after breakfast at Mohonk, by the lake.
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Date: 6/26/17 5:37 pm
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Henslow's Sparrow - Shawangunk Grasslands NWR
I emailed my buddy Ralph Tabor to let him know that I'd be up Monday
morning and also to ask him about the conditions of the trails, as I heard
that they were overgrown. So what does Ralph do? He goes and mows the
trails prior to my arrival! What a swell guy:-)

Anyway, the male HENSLOW'S SPARROW is still singing his little heart out.
See attached eBird checklist with video. If I'm not mistaken, this
post-restoration bird is the first in many years.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37821260

P.S. It's always cool to hear a singing WINTER WREN, I heard one after
breakfast at Mohonk, by the lake.

Mike Britt
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Date: 6/26/17 1:30 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Oakwood Beach--tidal marshes, NW to Mill Rd.
The existing hotspot has been renamed from 'Oakwood Beach--tidal marshes'
to 'Oakwood Beach--tidal marshes, NW to Mill Rd.' in Richmond County to
clarify the extent of the marshes. This is based on the Common Gallinule
sighting.

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
with this process.
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Date: 6/26/17 1:00 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park, Bronx - Mon., June 26,2017 - Saltmarsh Sparrow, Pine Warbler, Marsh Wren, Clapper Rail
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Monday, June 26,2017
OBS: Noa Cruz, Mayra Cruz, Robert DeCandido, PhD, & Deborah Allen


Highlights: A pleasant and peaceful morning with friends at Goose Creek Marsh and Bartow-Pell in Pelham Bay Park. Birds: Saltmarsh Sparrow, Pine Warbler, Marsh Wren, Clapper Rail, American Black Duck, etc. - see list below for details.

Goose Creek Marsh:

American Black Duck - pair
Mourning Dove
Clapper Rail - at least 2 (1 heard-only, 1 seen & photographed carrying food)
Double-crested Cormorant - flyover
Great Egret - flyover
Snowy Egret - flyover
Osprey - on nest
Northern Flicker - several
Warbling Vireo - a few singing
Marsh Wren - at least 20
Tree Swallow - 4
Barn Swallow - at least 20 - nesting
Common Yellowthroat - singing male
Yellow Warbler - females & singing males
Saltmarsh Sparrow - at least 2 pairs
Red-winged Blackbird - 6
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Bartow-Pell - grounds only:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 (1 adult male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Warbling Vireo - singing
White-breasted Nuthatch - heard
House Wren - singing male
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3 together
American Robin
Wood Thrush - heard
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
American Goldfinch - 3
Yellow Warbler - males & females
Pine Warbler - singing male in appropriate habitat during nesting season (possible breeder)
Eastern Towhee - heard
Chipping Sparrow - singing
Song Sparrow - singing
Northern Cardinal
Orchard Oriole - female
Baltimore Oriole - at least five including all age & sex classes

Last Thursday (June 22) Bob observed four American Woodcocks in Pelham Bay in appropriate habitat, indicating that the species may be breeding.

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Date: 6/25/17 6:22 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler -& birding ethics- Central Park, NYC 6/25
Sunday, 25th June, 2017
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

A Kentucky Warbler which was present in the Ramble of Central Park, very possibly the same individual also found singing not far away earlier this month, was vocal from as early as 6:15 a.m. when I first arrived in the area today, & was also still vocalizing a bit not too long before actual sunset, this evening.
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Over-playing of recordings or other noises meant specifically to “lure” (&/or harass) birds and in a place like Central Park in Manhattan, New York City is hugely unethical and completely irresponsible, and particularly so when a bird is being repeatedly taunted with such amplified electronics or other incessant noises is a species that is listed as either “endangered”, “threatened”, or “imperiled” in the state. Kentucky Warbler is such a species, and as such it is unconsionable that anyone would use such amplified devices aimed at such a species - & furthermore that such noise-making would be directed at, any bird which is & was ALREADY SINGING of its own. That such noise-making might be done for many minutes, in a heavily-birded location, is not normal.

If observed, behavior such as this, the offender[s] ought be told by those other birders / nature-walkers in the area, that such noise-making is unneccesary, very irresponsible, and unethical.

In many places including in parts of Central Park, this type of noise-making would be illegal. There is a reason that in many federal, state, & some local lands, and on some privately owned or managed lands, use of recordings or other “lures” to bring birds in can be a punishable offense; in some cases, a violation of federal laws.

This is not in reference to people who may take out a mobile phone & play a single song or call, perhaps to help themselves ID a bird they’ve just heard, or to try to confirm a suspected identification, & such activity is done without any intent to harass or to cause distress, either to the bird of note, or to birds in the area in general. While even those kinds of activities might be self-limited by conscientous birders, this is about repeated, undue, unnecessary, unethical & potentially harm-causing playing, to an extent that any intelligent adult ought recognize as such. It IS recognized by many responsible birders, bird-walk leaders, and others. It OUGHT to be understood in particular by anyone trying to earn a living showing birds to others. In MOST cases, it is.

Guidance on the issue of ethical birding is noted here - http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html <http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html>
Of particular note is that which is listed under 1.b in the above Code of Birding Ethics, below:

“Limit the use of recordings and other methods of attracting birds, and NEVER USE SUCH METHODS IN HEAVILY BIRDED AREAS (*emphasis added*), or for attracting any species that is Threatened, Endangered, or of Special Concern, or is rare in your local area;”

Let’s give some respect to these birds, and to all of their observers, as well.

Tom Fiore,
Manhattan
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Date: 6/25/17 4:23 pm
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Two groups of Brown Pelicans (second-hand report) - Nassau and Suffolk Counties
As per Facebook posts by others with photographs attached, two separate sets of photographers captured two separate pairs of Brown Pelicans on the south shore of Long Island today. One group of two immature birds was said to have been photographed north of Atlantique, Fire Island. The other two birds, an adult and an immature, were photographed (with One World Trade Center in the background) around the Silver Point area of Nassau County.

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Date: 6/25/17 3:50 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., June 25, 2017 - 5 Wood Warbler Species incl. Kentucky Warbler & Worm-eating Warbler
Central Park, NYC
Sunday, June 25, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, and many other observers

Highlights: Northwest winds overnight brought in a singing male Kentucky Warbler (Evodia Field) that appeared to be a first-summer bird (record late spring/early fall date for Central Park), and Worm-eating Warbler (Maintenance Field). An adult male Magnolia Warbler (Warbler Rock) and female Black-and-white Warbler (Upper Lobe) continued from last week. In addition: two Yellow-billed Cuckoos apparent male & female perched together at the Humming Tombstone early this morning (nesting?), with one seen later at the Humming Tombstone, another at the Maintenance Field.

Canada Goose - 25 (2 Turtle Pond, 23 Reservoir)
Mallard - 12 Reservoir, others at Turtle Pond including 6 older juveniles
Mourning Dove - residents
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2 Humming Tombstone & Maintenance Field (Bob - early, later m.ob.)
Herring Gull - 4 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 11 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 9 (8 Reservoir, 1 Turtle Pond)
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Great Crested Flycatcher - pair in Ramble
Warbler Vireo - several singing including Maintenance Field & Reservoir, others heard
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow - 3 adults (2 Reservoir plus 2 active nests one with young visible, 1 Great Lawn)
Tufted Titmouse - Upper Lobe & heard at Azalea Pond
White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing - Maintenance Field (early - Bob) and heard later
Gray Catbird
Worm-eating Warbler - Maintenance Field (Bob - early, later m.ob.)
Black-and-white Warbler - female continued from last week at Upper Lobe (Bob - early a.m.)
Kentucky Warbler - singing male at Evodia Field found by Bob early this morning, many observers later
American Redstart - 2 (immature male Upper Lobe (Bob - early a.m.), female/young male Maintenance Field)
Magnolia Warbler - adult male continued from last week at Warbler Rock
Song Sparrow - 2 heard at Reservoir
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird - heard Turtle Pond
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole - 4 to 6 in Ramble including adult male, adult female, first-summer male, and juvenile

Link to photo of Kentucky Warbler (Deb):
https://www.photo.net/photo/18402275

Video of Kentucky Warbler by Daniel Boer from the Netherlands:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4SF0Ez1ipy1QkhQRm5oRVcxWkU/view

The video has also been posted to the New York Birders Facebook Group.

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Date: 6/25/17 10:35 am
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Center , Oceanside,ny
MNSA, Oceanside SUNDAY 25 June

The county leaders have unlocked the funding freeze and have allocated some money to allow Sunday access to the facility (hopefully for July and August). Anyway, it's open.

Of note today was a continuing Clapper Rail, calling from the phragmites and a Saltmarsh Sparrow that posed for pictures

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Date: 6/25/17 10:03 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kentucky Warbler++, Central Park, NYC 6/25
Sunday, 25 June, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

A singing male Kentucky Warbler has appeared again in the park, now in the Ramble area, & while skulking as is typical, has been followed about for much of the morning. The Kentucky was singing from as early as about 7 a.m. & was still, at least occasionally some hours later. I believe this is very possibly the same individual that was found June 8th, which I then reported a short way north of the Ramble area (a few hundred feet north of the E. 79th St. Transverse, on that date). If not chased, this warbler may be possible to see, if it keeps singing. It is possible that it may begin to sing with greater frequency again towards evening. It also is possible that it could ‘disappear’ into one section of the Ramble that is fenced-off, due to ongoing renovation-work in one section. Updates much later, if there are additional sightings / hearings of this bird.

This species has had a habit of turning up in this park, being found & then going quiet for some days/weeks, & then reappearing, usually not all that far from the earlier location. It is less-likely, though not at all inconceivable, that a ‘new’ male has moved in from some failed breeding attempt, which could also have been the situation with the appearance of 8 June (coming from a location outside NYC prior to then, presumably - & whether from a more-southern or slightly more-northern latitude than N.Y. City, is not possible to know; kentucky warbler of course being incresaingly scarce as a breeder north of this city, but there are a number of known locations in the lower Hudson valley region, some kept fairly quiet. for mostly-obvious reason.)

At the same time, a very light flight of several (at least) apparent freshly-arrived & quite-early migrants (or potentialy, failed breeders) included 2 Worm-eating Warblers in the north end of the park & a Louisiana Waterthrush, being quite shy & silent, at the Loch - seen moving from w. to e. within the Loch earlier; the Worm-eatings both found north of the loch-Ravine path, on slopes.

Other warblers still in the Ramble area & vicinity this morning have included American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, & Black-and-white; while elsewhere in the park were N. Parula, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, and Ovenbird. Several of these have also been seen the day before, & all of these species have been seen on-&-off over the past several weeks here. Of other lingering birds that don’t appear likely to be breeding have been Yellow-billed Cuckoo, both in the n. end & Ramble areas in the park, still around thru this morning.

A drake Wood Duck has continued at The Pond (in the park’s SE quadrant), & is now in ‘eclipse’, so that it might be less-able to fly. It’s been most regular immediately south of the rink, which is a sort of carnival-area during warm-weather months. There don’t seem to be many other species of great note, beyond the regulars which are breeding, including a few more-scarce breeders, as well as the usual suite of summer visitors & fly-overs such as Snowy Egret, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, & others. More of the various breeding species have young now, and some are quite busily tending to those young. I was able to confirm a 4th Wood Thrush territory, but not yet actual breeding, in a location of the park where that species has nested in the past.
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Here’s a reminder from National Audubon, on the use of playback in attempting to lure birds in -
“The epitome of bad playback etiquette is the birder who walks around with a device continuously and loudly broadcasting sound, or a photographer who sets up a device on continuous playback & waits for a bird to fly in. This is ineffective, unnecessary, and the kind of practice most likely to harm birds and disturb other birders.

Playback is prohibited in many parks & refuges. It is also illegal to disturb endangered or threatened species. Respect the rules.
Any potential negative impacts of playback are more likely to occur in areas with a lot of birding pressure, so avoid playback entirely in those areas."

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

good -and ethical- birding,

Tom Fiore
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