NYSbirds-L
Received From Subject
3/26/17 7:26 pm Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...> [nysbirds-l] Around the PLT Preserve, Peconic , LI, NY
3/26/17 7:24 pm Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Around the PLT Preserve, Peconic , LI, NY
3/26/17 5:38 pm Mickey Scilingo <mickey.scilingo...> [nysbirds-l] Winter Wren, Trumpeter Swans and some low flying hawks at Derby Hill
3/26/17 12:49 pm Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [nysbirds-l] Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Montezuma NWR
3/26/17 8:42 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Black-headed Gull Forge River Suffolk Co LI
3/26/17 7:49 am Karen Fung <easternbluebird...> [nysbirds-l] Crossbills back edgewood
3/25/17 5:13 pm Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger...> [nysbirds-l] Keene Great Gray - Yes!
3/25/17 5:07 pm Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Bohemian Waxwings/Golden Eagle/Snow Buntings/Evening Grosbeaks and more
3/25/17 4:37 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/25 - RHWP, RNGR, Warblers, Kinglets, Rusty BB's & more
3/25/17 3:45 pm Carena Pooth <carena...> [nysbirds-l] 2016 NYSOA County Listers - PLEASE READ
3/25/17 2:40 pm Long Island Birding <michaelzito...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Red crossbils Edgewood yes
3/25/17 1:58 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Eared Grebe Oak Beach-Yes
3/25/17 11:37 am <leormand...> [nysbirds-l] Riverhead and EPCAL
3/25/17 11:24 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Croton point park
3/25/17 9:58 am syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Allep Pond Park
3/25/17 9:57 am Mike <mikec02...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Common Raven hanging out in shopping center- Rocky Point, Suffolk Co
3/25/17 9:49 am Ken Feustel <feustel...> [nysbirds-l] Oak Brush Plains Preserve Birds (Suffolk Co.)
3/25/17 7:27 am Ian Resnick <avian...> [nysbirds-l] Oakland Lake, Queens - Red-throated Loon
3/25/17 6:31 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Red crossbils Edgewood yes
3/25/17 5:31 am Joseph O'Sullivan <josullivan58...> [nysbirds-l] 3 common mergansers at kissena park queens
3/24/17 7:23 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 24 March 2017
3/24/17 3:39 pm David Klauber <davehawkowl...> [nysbirds-l] Great gray owl Keene bohemian waxwings lake placid
3/24/17 12:35 pm syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Jones beach strip
3/24/17 10:55 am Vinny Pellegrino <pellegrinov...> [nysbirds-l] Edgewood Preserve- Red Crossbills, Sunken Meadow SP- RHWO continues (Suffolk County)
3/23/17 7:28 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
3/23/17 7:02 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Mar 2017
3/23/17 4:22 pm Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Chandler Robbins, friend to birds and birdwatchers, dies at 98 - The Washington Post
3/23/17 8:23 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] woodcocks at NYBG still there?
3/23/17 8:11 am Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...> [nysbirds-l] N. Goshawk
3/22/17 8:29 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/22
3/22/17 3:08 pm d Futuyma <dfutuyma...> [nysbirds-l] Rough-legged Hawks Suffolk
3/22/17 11:57 am Joe DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Chandler S. Robbins: 1918-2017
3/22/17 8:54 am Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> [nysbirds-l] Massapequa Goshawk (Nassau County)
3/21/17 11:29 am <leormand...> [nysbirds-l] Signs of spring - brookhaven town
3/21/17 11:21 am Michael Zito <michaelzito...> [nysbirds-l] Eared Grebe, Oak Beach - Yes
3/21/17 8:27 am Arie Gilbert <ArieGilbert...> [nysbirds-l] No birds / No GPS Required!
3/20/17 3:23 pm <prosbird...> [nysbirds-l] Goshawk update
3/20/17 1:16 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
3/20/17 12:32 pm Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Black headed Gull red hook - NO
3/20/17 11:45 am Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...> [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Black headed Gull red hook - NO
3/20/17 10:14 am Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Black headed Gull red hook
3/20/17 5:14 am Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> [nysbirds-l] Reminder: Tomorrow BBC Evening Presentation Tuesday March 21st
3/20/17 4:42 am Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] TONIGHT Queens County Bird Club - Monday, March 20 - Mike Bottini presents "Flying Squirrels, Coyotes, and River Otters"
3/20/17 4:30 am <prosbird...> [nysbirds-l] Goshawk update from Yesterday KINGS Prospect Park
3/19/17 7:54 pm Thomas Robben <robben99...> [nysbirds-l] Do you have half hour to help 3/25 gull/waterfowl count in NY LIS waters?
3/19/17 7:42 pm Thomas Robben <robben99...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: Do you have one hour to help our 3/25 gull/waterfowl count in NY LIS waters?
3/19/17 7:30 pm Thomas Robben <robben99...> [nysbirds-l] Do you have one hour to help our 3/25 gull/waterfowl count in NY LIS waters?
3/19/17 6:50 pm Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...> [nysbirds-l] Woodcocks
3/19/17 4:01 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/19 - Glaucous Gull, Pine Warblers, R.-h. Woodpecker, Am. Woodcock, spring-ish
3/19/17 3:50 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Next Big Migratory Push Friday / Saturday
3/19/17 10:55 am <pwpost...> [nysbirds-l] Glaucous Gull Central Park
3/19/17 10:40 am Sean Camillieri <scamillieri...> [nysbirds-l] Keene Great Gray Owl
3/19/17 10:38 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Euro Goldfinch. Prodpect Park
3/19/17 9:52 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] No. Goshawk Prospect park
3/19/17 7:37 am Tim Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Oak Beach Eared Grebe - YES
3/18/17 8:17 pm <prosbird...> [nysbirds-l] Goshawk update Prospect kings
3/18/17 7:33 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
3/18/17 2:32 pm Carney, Martin <carneym...> [nysbirds-l] Woodcocks
3/18/17 9:01 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Fox sparrow bonanza - croton
3/17/17 10:37 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Shared Locations (16-Mar-'17)
3/17/17 7:05 pm Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] NY Times: An Early Bird Gets Caught in the Snowstorm
3/17/17 4:50 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 17 March 2017
3/17/17 10:30 am Joe T <jbirds268...> [nysbirds-l] prospect park goshawk
3/17/17 7:46 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park [plus], NYC 3/16, & 3/17
3/16/17 5:22 pm Thomas Robben <robben99...> [nysbirds-l] Two new marine birding opportunities, including NY LIS waters
3/16/17 3:45 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 16 Mar 2017
3/16/17 3:30 pm Tim Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Hendrickson Park update, RHWO yes, geese no
3/16/17 1:15 pm Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...> [nysbirds-l] Woodcocks in Massapequa
3/16/17 10:30 am Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...> [nysbirds-l] American Woodcock Event in NYC Parks.
3/16/17 10:25 am Zack <info2...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Woodcocks around Manhattan
3/15/17 10:26 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Woodcock-wonders, Central Park, NYC 3/15
3/15/17 10:20 pm Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] Woodcocks around Manhattan
3/15/17 9:15 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations Reviewed (NYS eBird Hotspots)
3/15/17 5:46 pm Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Ramble, Central Park NYC: Baker's Dozen of American Woodcocks
3/15/17 5:26 pm Alan Drogin <drogin...> [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park Woodcocks
3/15/17 5:21 pm Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...> [nysbirds-l] Ramble, Central Park NYC: Baker's Dozen of American Woodcocks
3/15/17 9:54 am Pat Palladino <dino1277...> [nysbirds-l] Prospect Park Goshawk - yes
3/15/17 9:46 am Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] Queens County Bird Club - Monday, March 20 - Mike Bottini presents "Mammals of Long Island: Flying Squirrels, Coyotes, and River Otters"
3/14/17 12:41 pm Lynne Hertzog <lynnehertzog...> [nysbirds-l] NYC AUDUBON Lecture Thursday March 16
3/14/17 7:27 am Stella Miller <stella.miller63...> [nysbirds-l] Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Monthly Program
3/13/17 6:34 pm Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> [nysbirds-l] BBC Evening Presentation Tuesday March 21st
3/13/17 3:02 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
3/12/17 5:28 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/12 - 12 spp. of ducks, Black Vulture, Ravens, RHWP, Loon, Woodcock; Snipe (3/11), & more
3/12/17 4:54 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sunday March 2, 2017 - Green-winged Teal Pair near the Point
3/12/17 3:41 pm Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> [nysbirds-l] Prospect Park Goshawk
3/11/17 10:57 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Tufted duck crown point ny
3/11/17 10:24 am d Futuyma <dfutuyma...> [nysbirds-l] Red-shouldered Hawk, Nassau
3/11/17 8:30 am <jsparacin...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Cranes
3/11/17 8:11 am Michael Farina <michfar...> [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Cranes
3/11/17 6:16 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
3/11/17 5:45 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
3/10/17 5:42 pm Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> [nysbirds-l] Massapequa Preserve: Northern Goshawk
3/10/17 5:19 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 10 March 2017
3/10/17 4:06 pm Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
3/10/17 3:55 pm Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
3/10/17 2:43 pm Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...> [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
3/10/17 8:40 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Piping Plover, Eastern Phoebe + other notables - Queens co. Roundup
3/9/17 8:33 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, & Bryant Park Lincoln's, Manhattan (& spring-a-ling, Kings Co.-Prospect Park), 3/9
3/9/17 5:11 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
3/9/17 4:09 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 09 Mar 2017
3/9/17 7:40 am Dominic Garcia-Hall <dominic.hall...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, (Bryant Park Lincoln's Sparrow question), NYC 3/6-7-8
3/9/17 6:43 am Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Upcoming Birding Program: Thu Mar 16 Chappaqua/Westchester County
3/8/17 7:24 pm Mary Magistro <mcmagistro...> [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe No
3/8/17 6:57 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, (Bryant Park Lincoln's Sparrow question), NYC 3/6-7-8
3/7/17 6:43 pm Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...> [nysbirds-l] 03/07- Brooklyn: Eared Grebe and more
3/7/17 12:54 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Eared Grebe update
3/7/17 10:46 am Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park Reservoir
3/7/17 8:40 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Eared Grebe Continues
3/7/17 7:24 am Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...> [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Eared Grebe now
3/6/17 2:42 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
3/6/17 11:35 am Brent Stephenson <brent...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe - yes
3/6/17 10:14 am zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Poss. Great-gray Owl report - Washington County, NYhm
3/6/17 10:09 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC & Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx - Sunday March 5, 2017
3/6/17 9:47 am Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] Call for volunteers: Mulching event at Forest Park, Queens this Saturday, March 11, 9 am
3/6/17 7:39 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Shared Locations (4-Mar-'17)
3/6/17 7:11 am Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [nysbirds-l] Poss. Great-gray Owl report - Washington County, NY
3/6/17 6:01 am Mike <falecore...> Re: [ebirdsnyc] Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Staten Island YES
3/6/17 4:49 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Staten Island YES
3/5/17 10:20 pm Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Thayer's gull phoenix ny yes.
3/5/17 6:19 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/5 (& otherwhere in Manhattan)
3/5/17 3:02 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Great Great Owl Hotspots for Essex County ...
3/5/17 1:13 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Alphabetized List of NYS Hotspots with Links
3/5/17 6:37 am John Kent <jwkent...> [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe - yes
3/5/17 5:27 am Scott Gilbert <scottgilbert02...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Keene Great Gray Owl
3/5/17 3:32 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Great Grays, 3/4 (Saturday), Massena, St. Lawrence Co. (RMSP)
3/4/17 9:16 pm Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> [nysbirds-l] Keene Great Gray Owl
3/4/17 7:28 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC Saturday, 3/4
3/4/17 3:41 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] New York Botanical Garden, Bronx - Saturday March 4, 2017
3/4/17 6:40 am Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...> [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull Phoenix Lock Yes
3/4/17 6:10 am Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...> [nysbirds-l] Clarks Grebe Oswego YES
3/4/17 5:23 am Mary Magistro <mcmagistro...> [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe
3/3/17 9:02 pm Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: NNYBirds: Keene Great Gray Owl update 3/3
3/3/17 7:55 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 3 March 2017
3/3/17 3:55 pm Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/3; & a thought on SI's YHBL's
3/3/17 2:34 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Alphabetized List of NYS Hotspots with Links
3/3/17 2:32 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> RE:[nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/3 (NO Eve/beak! :-)
3/3/17 2:15 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/3; & a thought on SI's YHBL's
3/3/17 1:00 pm Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed blackbird on Staten Island
3/3/17 12:12 pm Douglas Futuyma <dfutuyma...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed blackbird on Staten Island
3/3/17 10:14 am Mike <falecore...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed blackbird on Staten Island
3/3/17 8:53 am Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: NNYBirds: Keene Great Gray update
3/3/17 8:42 am Simon Taylor <hellosimontaylor...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed blackbird on Staten Island
3/3/17 8:03 am Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Northern Goshawk Report: Kings Co
3/3/17 6:52 am Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Northern Goshawk Report: Kings Co
3/2/17 5:02 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 02 Mar 2017
3/2/17 4:47 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
3/2/17 1:19 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Bark Eater Inn, Keene
3/2/17 12:07 pm Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: NNYBirds: Great Gray Owl in Keene
3/2/17 10:29 am Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird Staten Island yes
3/2/17 9:36 am Dave Medd <dmedd906...> [nysbirds-l] Clarks grebe
3/2/17 6:26 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed blackbird on Staten Island
3/2/17 6:12 am Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed blackbird on Staten Island
3/2/17 5:31 am Adam J. Nashban <adam...> [nysbirds-l] Union Square Cooper's Hawk
3/2/17 5:23 am Mary Magistro <mcmagistro...> [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe No
3/1/17 9:36 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Gray day makes for vulture play !
3/1/17 8:22 pm Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Black Vultures Broome County
3/1/17 8:11 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Clinton Cove & Central Park, NYC 3/1 (+YHBL in Richmond Co., NY: 2/28)
3/1/17 8:04 pm William Ostrander <browncreeper9...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Black Vultures Broome County
3/1/17 7:25 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Black Vultures Broome County
3/1/17 6:49 pm Home <drogin...> [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park
3/1/17 8:26 am Curt McDermott <Tele-Tek...> [nysbirds-l] Inquiry into Great Gray Owl
3/1/17 4:54 am Mary Magistro <mcmagistro...> [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe
2/28/17 8:55 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Mar/'17)
2/28/17 5:00 pm Tim Healy <tph56...> Re: [nysbirds-l] FW: Great Gray Owl at Robert Moses State Park, Massena
2/28/17 4:43 pm Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger...> [nysbirds-l] FW: Great Gray Owl at Robert Moses State Park, Massena
2/28/17 2:04 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Red-tailed Hawk subspecies and eBird reporting them
2/28/17 1:52 pm Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park Reservoir birds
2/28/17 8:13 am Michael Schrimpf <michael.schrimpf...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Red-tailed Hawk subspecies and eBird reporting them
2/28/17 7:55 am Todd Olson <gothamdweller...> [nysbirds-l] Lower Manhattan, also Bronx (Zoo) late winter notes
2/28/17 6:41 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Red-tailed Hawk subspecies and eBird reporting them
2/28/17 6:25 am Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park 59th St Pond Pintail
2/28/17 6:23 am Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...> [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe
2/28/17 4:31 am Mary Magistro <mcmagistro...> [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe
2/27/17 8:56 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 2/27 (& Oswego NY Clark's Grebe update)
2/27/17 3:06 pm Tom Johnson <tbj4...> [nysbirds-l] Great Gray Owl - near Fort Covington, Franklin Co. 2/27
2/27/17 2:26 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
2/27/17 12:17 pm Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park 59th St Pond (2/26, 27)
2/27/17 8:22 am Carena Pooth <carena...> [nysbirds-l] eBirders: County & State Listing made EASY
2/27/17 8:14 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> Re:[nysbirds-l] [CT Birds] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport
2/27/17 6:45 am Gail Benson <gbensonny...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Swans near Westchester Airport - correction
2/27/17 6:39 am Carole Griffiths <Carole.Griffiths...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport
2/27/17 3:47 am Steven Martin <hazard8726...> [nysbirds-l] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport
2/26/17 5:28 pm Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger...> [nysbirds-l] Great Gray Owls NOT seen today at Robert Moses State Park, Massena
2/26/17 3:11 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sunday Feb. 26, 2017 - 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches & Red-headed Woodpecker
2/26/17 1:59 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
2/26/17 11:27 am Peter Feinberg <peter.feinberg...> [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe YES
2/26/17 11:02 am Adrian Burke <aburke173...> [nysbirds-l] Montezuma NWR Eurasian Wigeon
2/26/17 10:52 am John Gluth <jgluth...> [nysbirds-l] Oak Beach (Suffolk Co.): Eared Grebe and Barrow's Goldeneye - YES
2/26/17 7:39 am Carney, Martin <carneym...> [nysbirds-l] Point Lookout and Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
2/26/17 7:34 am Brent Bomkamp <bbomkamp...> [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe and Thayer's Gull cont. (Oswego Co.)
2/26/17 7:12 am Karen Fung <easternbluebird...> [nysbirds-l] Lapland Longspurs Jones Beach WE2 (Nassau)
2/25/17 1:26 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] New York Botanical Garden, Bronx - Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
2/25/17 9:10 am David Klauber <davehawkowl...> [nysbirds-l] Great gray owls Massena
2/25/17 8:20 am Carena Pooth <carena...> [nysbirds-l] County Listing Data - LAST CALL
2/25/17 7:42 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Clarks Grebe YES Oswego co.
2/25/17 4:20 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe YES Oswego Harbor
2/24/17 8:00 pm Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Ross's Gull (no) 2/24/17
2/24/17 7:21 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 24 February 2017
2/24/17 4:56 pm Carney, Martin <carneym...> [nysbirds-l] Point Lookout and Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
2/24/17 4:31 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] various NYC & lower-Hudson birds, 2/20-24
2/24/17 11:19 am Dominic Garcia-Hall <dominic.hall...> [nysbirds-l] ICGU @ SI ferry terminal
2/24/17 7:39 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Jefferson Co. (NYS eBird Hotspots)
2/24/17 4:32 am Andy Guthrie <guthrand...> [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe - YES - Friday 2/24
 
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Date: 3/26/17 7:26 pm
From: Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Around the PLT Preserve, Peconic , LI, NY
Hi Birders,
Had a nice early afternoon walk around the PLT’s Peconic Bluffs Preserve.

Right away I had a Coopers Hawk flying overhead making it’s cak, cak, cak call. I watched as it landed in the tall pines and as I approached Autumn Pond it flew off. I used the Audubon App to make the same call of the Coop. I watched as it flew off to another area. I have been convinced there has been a Coop around here causing a decline of starlings and blackbirds at my feeders.

While observing the Hooded Mergansers and one female Pintail in Autumn Pond I heard the Cak noise again real loud. I turned around and the Coop was in the tree behind me about 10 yards away. We looked at each other and I guess the Coop realized I was not a rival and just flew off. They may be breeding around here so I will not be using the smart phone again during mating season. The birds need all the strength they can get this time of year so using a smart phone to call them in for you to see is not ethical birding. Wait for high summer for those smart phone bird-calls.

Seen overhead again today and seen landing deep in the woods where I could not - would not - go, were the pair of Red-tailed Hawks. They were the pair I saw in courtship display a few days ago over Autumn Pond. I am sure they are setting up a nest around here.

While at Autumn Pond I saw my first of this season Osprey pass over and check out Goldsmith’s Inlet. Also seen were our two Belted Kingfishers going back and forth from Autumn Pond to Goldsmith’s Inlet. Their unique electric-like chattering a marvel to hear in the natural world around us. It must be spring.

Walking back home I heard the emphatic calls of our local woodpeckers claiming territory for the nesting season. The unique courtship call of the N Flicker was quite noticeable. The Red-bellies, Downy’s and Hairy’s are all so lovely as well.

All our over-wintering birds are now taking advantage of their winter hardship and pairing up, claiming breeding territory and tree cavities for many. This is a great advantage to many species that do not not migrate. They get the jump on the spring migrants.
For me the exceptions are the birds we feed in the winter but go north in the summer, such as the White-throated Sparrow and Dark-eyed Junco. Glad to give them fuel for their journey north. Love them all.

What’s really cool is to travel in northern New England in Summer and hear the unique song of the DE Junco in it’s breeding territory. Then wondering, 'hey that might the bird I fed last winter'. Well worth the cost at Agway ! LOL

I still have Red-breasted Nuthatches coming around. Some are now coming close to the house and after the entire winter they have now discovered my suet feeders so now I get close up looks of them from indoors.
That is all good as I enjoy hearing their the sound of their little toy horn. Not much different from that of the White-breasted, but you instantly notice it.

Happy Spring Birding to all.

Thanks to the Peconic Land Trust for preserving these woods.

rk
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Hi Birders,
Had a nice early afternoon walk around the PLT=E2=80=99s Peconic Bluffs =
Preserve.

Right away I had a Coopers Hawk flying overhead making it=E2=80=99s cak, =
cak, cak call. I watched as it landed in the tall pines and as I =
approached Autumn Pond it flew off. I used the Audubon App to make the =
same call of the Coop. I watched as it flew off to another area. I have =
been convinced there has been a Coop around here causing a decline of =
starlings and blackbirds at my feeders.

While observing the Hooded Mergansers and one female Pintail in Autumn =
Pond I heard the Cak noise again real loud. I turned around and the Coop =
was in the tree behind me about 10 yards away. We looked at each other =
and I guess the Coop realized I was not a rival and just flew off. They =
may be breeding around here so I will not be using the smart phone again =
during mating season. The birds need all the strength they can get this =
time of year so using a smart phone to call them in for you to see is =
not ethical birding. Wait for high summer for those smart phone =
bird-calls.

Seen overhead again today and seen landing deep in the woods where I =
could not - would not - go, were the pair of Red-tailed Hawks. They were =
the pair I saw in courtship display a few days ago over Autumn Pond. I =
am sure they are setting up a nest around here.

While at Autumn Pond I saw my first of this season Osprey pass over and =
check out Goldsmith=E2=80=99s Inlet. Also seen were our two Belted =
Kingfishers going back and forth from Autumn Pond to Goldsmith=E2=80=99s =
Inlet. Their unique electric-like chattering a marvel to hear in the =
natural world around us. It must be spring.

Walking back home I heard the emphatic calls of our local woodpeckers =
claiming territory for the nesting season. The unique courtship call of =
the N Flicker was quite noticeable. The Red-bellies, Downy=E2=80=99s and =
Hairy=E2=80=99s are all so lovely as well.

All our over-wintering birds are now taking advantage of their winter =
hardship and pairing up, claiming breeding territory and tree cavities =
for many. This is a great advantage to many species that do not not =
migrate. They get the jump on the spring migrants.
For me the exceptions are the birds we feed in the winter but go north =
in the summer, such as the White-throated Sparrow and Dark-eyed Junco. =
Glad to give them fuel for their journey north. Love them all.

What=E2=80=99s really cool is to travel in northern New England in =
Summer and hear the unique song of the DE Junco in it=E2=80=99s breeding =
territory. Then wondering, 'hey that might the bird I fed last winter'. =
Well worth the cost at Agway ! LOL

I still have Red-breasted Nuthatches coming around. Some are now coming =
close to the house and after the entire winter they have now discovered =
my suet feeders so now I get close up looks of them from indoors.=20
That is all good as I enjoy hearing their the sound of their little toy =
horn. Not much different from that of the White-breasted, but you =
instantly notice it.

Happy Spring Birding to all.

Thanks to the Peconic Land Trust for preserving these woods.

rk




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class=3D""><div class=3D"">Hi Birders,</div>Had a nice early afternoon =
walk around the PLT=E2=80=99s Peconic Bluffs Preserve.<div class=3D""><br =
class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">Right away I had a Coopers Hawk flying =
overhead making it=E2=80=99s cak, cak, cak call. I watched as it landed =
in the tall pines and as I approached Autumn Pond it flew off. &nbsp;I =
used the Audubon App to make the same call of the Coop. I watched as it =
flew off to another area. I have been convinced there has been a Coop =
around here causing a decline of starlings and blackbirds at my =
feeders.</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">While =
observing the Hooded Mergansers and one female Pintail in Autumn Pond I =
heard the Cak noise again real loud. I turned around and the Coop was in =
the tree behind me about 10 yards away. We looked at each other and I =
guess the Coop realized I was not a rival and just flew off. They may be =
breeding around here so I will not be using the smart phone again during =
mating season. <b class=3D"">The birds need all the strength they can =
get this time of year so using a smart phone to call them in for you to =
see is not ethical birding. Wait for high summer for those smart phone =
bird-calls.</b></div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div =
class=3D"">Seen overhead again today and seen landing deep in the woods =
where I could not - would not - go, were the pair of Red-tailed Hawks. =
They were the pair I saw in courtship display a few days ago over Autumn =
Pond. I am sure they are setting up a nest around here.</div><div =
class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">While at Autumn Pond I =
saw my first of this season Osprey pass over and check out Goldsmith=E2=80=
=99s Inlet. Also seen were our two Belted Kingfishers going back and =
forth from Autumn Pond to Goldsmith=E2=80=99s Inlet. Their unique =
electric-like chattering a marvel to hear in the natural world around =
us. It must be spring.</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div =
class=3D"">Walking back home I heard the emphatic calls of our local =
woodpeckers claiming territory for the nesting season. The unique =
courtship call of the N Flicker was quite noticeable. The Red-bellies, =
Downy=E2=80=99s and Hairy=E2=80=99s are all so lovely as well.</div><div =
class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">All our over-wintering =
birds are now taking advantage of their winter hardship and pairing up, =
claiming breeding territory and tree cavities for many. This is a great =
advantage to many species that do not not migrate. They get the jump on =
the spring migrants.</div><div class=3D"">For me the exceptions are the =
birds we feed in the winter but go north in the summer, such as the =
White-throated Sparrow and Dark-eyed Junco. Glad to give them fuel for =
their journey north. Love them all.</div><div class=3D""><br =
class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">What=E2=80=99s really cool is to travel =
in northern New England in Summer and hear the unique song of the DE =
Junco in it=E2=80=99s breeding territory. Then wondering, 'hey that =
might the bird I fed last winter'. &nbsp;Well worth the cost at Agway ! =
LOL</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">I still =
have Red-breasted Nuthatches coming around. Some are now coming close to =
the house and after the entire winter they have now discovered my suet =
feeders so now I get close up looks of them from =
indoors.&nbsp;</div><div class=3D"">That is all good as I enjoy hearing =
their the sound of their little toy horn. Not much different from that =
of the White-breasted, but you instantly notice it.</div><div =
class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">Happy Spring Birding to =
all.</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D""><b =
class=3D"">Thanks to the Peconic Land Trust for preserving these =
woods.</b></div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div =
class=3D"">rk</div></div></div></div></div></div></div><br class=3D""><br =
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Date: 3/26/17 5:38 pm
From: Mickey Scilingo <mickey.scilingo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Winter Wren, Trumpeter Swans and some low flying hawks at Derby Hill
I found a pair of TRUMPETER SWANS on Catfish Creek where Winks Rd crosses
the creek in Palermo late this morning. As a bonus, I heard a WINTER
WREN singing from the underbrush on the west side of the road.
After seeing several migrating raptors during my travels around Oswego
County this morning, I decided to head up to Derby Hill. I arrived
around 12:30, parked in the lot at the bottom of the hill and for the
next 5.5 hours, I got some great looks at low flying hawks. I never
even made it to the top of the hill. I'm sure the official count will
have better numbers than I had, but I can't complain about what I saw
from the parking area:
Turkey Vulture - 145GOLDEN EAGLE - 3 adultsNorthern Harrier - 20Sharp-shinned
Hawk - 1Cooper's Hawk - 10Bald Eagle - 6Red-shouldered Hawk - 18Red-tailed
Hawk - 19Rough-legged Hawk - 5American Kestrel - 7Merlin - 2

Other noted migrants:
Common Loon - 1Killdeer - 15American Crow - 630Common Raven - 4Tree
Swallow - 2American Robin - hundreds, to perhaps several thousand.

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Date: 3/26/17 12:49 pm
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Montezuma NWR
Late this morning I found a male EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL in with a flock
of American Green-winged Teal at the Visitor Center pool at Montezuma NWR,
Seneca County. It was fairly easy to pick out from the Americans by the
lack of shoulder bar, although the white side stripe was often obscured. I
uploaded a couple of digiscoped photos to the checklist for the moment:

https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35443615

Many thousands of other dabblers are in the less frozen areas of the
refuge, but we were unable to find any Eurasian Wigeon or anything else out
of the ordinary. Thousands of Aythya continue at the north end of Cayuga
Lake as well.

Two SNOWY OWLS continue on Lott Farm in Seneca Falls.

Jay

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Date: 3/26/17 8:42 am
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed Gull Forge River Suffolk Co LI
An immature Black-headed Gull is among the Ring-bills on the south side of Rte 80 where it crosses the Forge River in Moriches, Suffolk County, Long Island.

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Date: 3/26/17 7:49 am
From: Karen Fung <easternbluebird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Crossbills back edgewood
Same spot 10:45am

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Date: 3/25/17 5:13 pm
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Keene Great Gray - Yes!
I arrived at Lime Kilm Road in Keene at about 4PM today to be told by assembled Birders that the owl had put on a show for most of the afternoon but had disappeared about 20 minutes before I arrived. A two-hour vigil paid off as the bird eventually reappeared shortly after six. Though somewhat distant, it gave good looks.

Other sightings of note included the previously reported beaver, which meandered up a hill, found a nice branch, and dragged it back down the hill; a Pileated Woodpecker; and two Red-winged Blackbirds that seemed to have arrived while we were there.

Good Birding,
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Date: 3/25/17 5:07 pm
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bohemian Waxwings/Golden Eagle/Snow Buntings/Evening Grosbeaks and more
Flocks of Snow Buntings and Bohemian Waxwings have been moving around for
the past week. Gray Jays are nesting and acting stealthy! (Several people
have emailed about them being hard to find. Gray Jays are more secretive in
March and April.) Many Red-winged Blackbirds and Amer. Crows returned to
the central/northern Adirondacks during the unusually warm weather of
February - a month earlier than usual (and a record-early Killdeer at Crown
Point in Essex Co. on 2/23/17). Winter returned with the large snowstorm on
3/14. All in all, there was only about a 3-week stretch of appropriate
snowmobile conditions this winter/spring - down from 5 months or more 20
years ago. (I might add that a record number of snowmobiles went through
the ice in the Adirondacks too.) The Adirondack climate continues to
rapidly warm and "winter" is quickly disappearing.



March sightings from the past 2 weeks (& a few from late Feb.):



3/25/17 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.), Tupper Lake (Franklin Co.), and Massawepie
(St. Lawrence Co.)



David Buckley, Piercefield, and I decided to go birding in the Tupper Lake -
Massawepie area today. On my drive to David's house, I found a Boreal
Chickadee along Route 30 in Long Lake, a Black-backed Woodpecker at the
Round Lake Trailhead on Sabattis Circle Road, 3 Gray Jays at Sabattis Bog,
and 3 flocks of Snow Buntings (2 flocks along Route 30 in Tupper Lake, and 1
flock along Route 3 in Piercefield). We found a Bald Eagle, an Amer. Robin,
Red-winged Blackbirds, and Common Grackles in Tupper Lake. At Massawepie
the lakes are still frozen. We parked where plowing stops - about 1.5 miles
in, and we walked to the Mountaineer Trail on the groomed snowmobile trail.
The Mountaineer Trail had snow drifts so we opted to turn around! I was
briefly in the Long Lake - Tupper Lake area on 3/24 and found similar
species plus 2 Pine Siskins vocalizing at a feeder in Tupper Lake.



3/23/17 Long Lake



Gray Jay - 6 (2 along Route 30, 2 at the Round Lake Trailhead along Sabattis
Circle Road, and 2 at Sabattis Bog)

Boreal Chickadee - 2 along Route 30 (These 2 Boreal Chickadees are found
nearly every time I stop at this location to feed Gray Jays, Black-capped
Chickadees, and Red-breasted Nuthatches. They appear to be flock mates of
the BCCH and RBNU and announce my presence when I get out of the car!)



3/22/17 Long Lake



Boreal Chickadee - 2 along Route 30



3/21/17 Long Lake



Bald Eagle

Gray Jay - 10 (2 Rt. 30, 3 inlet area of Little Tupper Lake, 2 Rd. Lake
Trailhead, 3 Sabattis Bog)

Boreal Chickadee - 2 along Rt. 30

Snow Bunting - 2 flocks



3/17/17 Long Lake and Tupper Lake



Bald Eagle

Gray Jay - 4 (2 Rt. 30, 2 Sabattis Bog)

Bohemian Waxwing - 105 in 2 flocks (1 flock of 25 in a fruit tree in Long
Lake at a house next to the school ballfield, and a flock of ~80 in Tupper
Lake just north of the Skyline Ice Cream stand)

Snow Bunting - 2 flocks in Long Lake



3/15/17 Long Lake



Golden Eagle - very loudly vocalizing Amer. Crows alerted me to its presence
perched along Sabattis Circle Road! It took off and soared above the road
for a few minutes - I was even able to take a few flight shots. The Amer.
Crows were relentless in chasing it away.

Gray Jay - 5 (2 Rt. 30, 3 at the Little Tupper Lake inlet along Sabattis
Circle Road)

Snow Bunting - 1 outside our house (it showed up after the storm and stayed
a few days to eat the cracked corn we put out for Wild Turkeys), and a flock
along Route 30



3/14/17 Long Lake (the big storm day - over 30 inches fell at our Long Lake
home)



I thought I could go out and back before the snow got bad, but I didn't make
it! I found a flock of 8 Bohemian Waxwing in a fruit tree in front of the
Long Lake Library in near blizzard conditions. My camera couldn't cope and
kept trying to focus on the snow!



3/13/17 Long Lake



Black-backed Woodpecker - female along the Northville-Placid Trail (S) in
Long Lake

Gray Jay - 10 (2 Rt. 30, 4 Round Lake Trailhead, and 4 at Sabattis Bog)

Boreal Chickadee - 2 along Rt. 30



3/12/17 Long Lake & trip to Albany on the Northway



Turkey Vulture - 2 different birds observed as we headed south on the
Northway

Boreal Chickadee - 3 along Rt. 30



3/11/17 Newcomb



Evening Grosbeak - small flock at a feeder outside of Newcomb (I was heading
to a class in Plattsburgh early in the a.m.)



On a Feb. 18-19, 2017 tour with 2 birders (1 from NYC and 1 from Long
Island), we spent one day in boreal habitat and one day in the St. Lawrence
Valley. Here are our sightings by day (40 species):



February 18, 2017 (21 species; Mostly boreal habitat areas of Newcomb,
Minerva, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, and Indian Lake)

Wild Turkey

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - 9 (2 viewed in Minerva (male & female) along
Route28N, 4 drumming along the Hudson River in Newcomb (Santanoni Dr.), 1
drumming by the golf course along Santanoni Dr. near Route 28N, 2 drumming
in Minerva)

Pileated Woodpecker

Gray Jay - 7 (3 near the marsh along Route 28N in Newcomb, and 4 along Route
30 by the marsh in Long Lake)

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - 8 (4 along Tahawus Road in Newcomb, 1 heard in Minerva,
and 3 along Route 30 in Long Lake)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

American Robin

Bohemian Waxwing - 25 (Along Big Brook Road in Indian Lake)

American Tree Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Pine Siskin - 2 at a feeder in Newcomb

Evening Grosbeak - 6 in Newcomb



February 19, 2017 (33 species; This was our day in the St. Lawrence Valley
where we spent time in Massena seeing the Great Gray Owls and Barred Owl -
then driving the open fields to look for Rough-legged Hawks.)

Gadwall

Mallard

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Wild Turkey

Bald Eagle - 2

Red-tailed Hawk - 2

Rough-legged Hawk - 1 light morph in Lisbon

Herring Gull

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Barred Owl - 2 (1 in Massena, and 1 in Piercefield)

Great Gray Owl - 2 (beautiful views!)

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin - many!

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

American Tree Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

American Goldfinch

Evening Grosbeak - 52! (12 at a feeder along Taylor Road where it intersects
Maple Ridge Road and then becomes Munson Rd.; and at least 40 at a feeder
along Route 53 (River St.) in Brasher Center.)

House Sparrow



On a Feb. 22-23, 2017 tour with 2 birders from Long Island, we spent one day
in boreal habitat and one day in the Lake Champlain Valley. There was
unusually warm weather and a LOT of waterfowl on Lake Champlain! Here are
our sightings by day (60 species):



February 22, 2017 Mostly boreal habitat areas in Newcomb, Minerva, Long
Lake, and Tupper Lake. (27 species):

American Black Duck - 2 on Long Lake (some open water - extremely unusual!)

Wild Turkey

Bald Eagle - 3rd year bird

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Down Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - 4 (2 viewed near the golf course along Santanoni
Dr. in Newcomb - one was a male, and 2 drumming along Tahawus Road in
Newcomb)

Pileated Woodpecker

Gray Jay - 10 (4 along Route 30 in Long Lake, 3 past the inlet of Little
Tupper Lake along Sabattis Circle Road in Long Lake, and 3 at Sabattis Bog
in Long Lake)

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - 7 (3 in Minerva, 2 along Tahawus Road in Newcomb, and 2
viewed along Route 30 in Long Lake)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper - singing!

Bohemian Waxwing - 27 in Newcomb!

Snow Bunting - several locations

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird - 2! (1 in Newcomb and 1 in Tupper Lake - quite a
surprise for February!)

Pine Grosbeak - 1 heard flying over as we watched the Black-backed
Woodpecker (in deep snow!)

Pine Siskin - 2 at a feeder in Newcomb

American Goldfinch

Evening Grosbeak - 20 at a Newcomb feeder



February 23, 2017 Lake Champlain Valley (55 species):

Canada Goose

Mute Swan

American Wigeon

American Black Duck

Mallard

Northern Pintail

Canvasback

Ring-necked Duck

Tufted Duck - wonderful views!

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Barrow's Goldeneye - pair observed off the Port Henry pier!

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Ruffed Grouse - 1 foraging in a fruit tree by a house in Newcomb!

Wild Turkey

Common Loon

Double-crested Cormorant

Bald Eagle - at least 7!

Northern Harrier

Accipiter sp. In Westport

Red-tailed Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk - 7

Killdeer (flying from Crown Point, NY across to VT! - This is a new early
record for Essex Co. NY)

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

(Dead Barred Owl at Crown Point)

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Horned Lark

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper - singing!

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin

European Starling

American Tree Sparrow

Song Sparrow - 2 (1 singing under the Champlain Bridge!)

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

House Finch

American Goldfinch

Evening Grosbeak

House Sparrow



I posted a few photos on my Facebook page at:
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President, NYS Ornithological Association

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

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Date: 3/25/17 4:37 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/25 - RHWP, RNGR, Warblers, Kinglets, Rusty BB's & more
"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”.)

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

- - - - - - -
Saturday, 25 March, 2017 -

Earth Hour, a global-community outreach on climate-change, will commence locally (eastern daylight time) at 8:30 p.m. this evening, for one hour.

Central Park, Manhattan - (N.Y. City)

A fresh arrival of spring migrants came along “through the weather-window” afforded overnight from late Friday into today. Many were of expected species, with Golden-crowned Kinglets in multiple locations, and at least 2 species of Warblers showing - Pine - one of the rather expected about now was found in as many as 8 locations totaling a minimum of ten individuals, a good arrival, as there’d not been nearly that number until today, and Myrtle (aka Yellow-rumped in a not-so-old taxon) Warbler, a single of the latter along the eastern part of Sheep Meadow, which featured a nice mix of other migrants, not long after sunrise. I can’t fully guesstimate on Pine Warbler no’s. but there were likely a dozen+ in Central Park alone on this spring day.

Rusty Blackbirds were seen in several locations: The Pond, The Lake (west side), & The Loch. Hard to be sure, as many were well up in trees on this mild day, but more than 2 dozen Eastern Phoebes were in today, far more than on any prior day this year. Lots and lots of other birders as well, with temperatures in “the city that never sleeps” trying hard to be as mild today as the city of angels out on the 'left-coast’. With sun as well, many insects were stirring, providing sustenance to the phoebes, kinglets, warblers, & other insectivores… lots of trees, shrubs & other plants had been budding & some had bloomed (the earliest ornamental cherries & azaleas have already been in bloom), while others were ‘wise’ to wait, but will soon enough also be showing some true spring colors.

A Red-headed Woodpecker that overwintered is still there, in sprightly spring plumage now, just west of East 68th Street within the park… vocal at times, as well as mobile in that area of the park. All of the 5 other regular woodpecker species were seen, although Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was not all that easy to find, a few, here & there. An interesting report for a snipe, seen earlier in the day by the Lake - it may well have remained & skulking in some rare-quiet spot in the park. The Red-necked Grebe seen recently & again today at the CP reservoir is perhaps not the individual that had been released there, as that bird seemed to have moved on. Common Loon was also present, and there have been more than one individual in recent weeks stopping in at the reservoir.

Black-crowned Night-Herons were seen in 3 locations, all somewhat hidden, & a Great Blue Heron continued but then moved, from a regular site it’s been visiting regularly of late. Great Egret was seen only as a fly-over, very early at the north end, a typical expected fly-way for egrets of 2 species as the seasons warm up.

Lingering-ongoing birds in Central included a drake Northern Pintail & at least 2 Wood Ducks, American Coot, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Brown Thrasher, 2 Eastern Towhees, and Swamp Sparrow all at & adjacent to The Pond; an American Wigeon on the Meer in the morning & very late in the day (presumed same individual?) at the reservoir, N. Shovelers in numbers on 2 waterbodies & a smattering on 2 more in the park, 2 Green-winged Teal at the Lake, Hooded Mergansers on 3 waterbodies, Buffleheads on at least 3 as well, and Ruddy Duck on reservoir and Meer. I saw 1 Pied-billed Grebe on the reservoir, two had been present there all winter, and some American Coots continue there, as does one at the Meer. A female-plumaged merganser on the reservoir may have been a Common, but I did not scan closely enough at the time of sighting, & did not see it later - although it may have continued, & could have been a red-breasted, from what I could see early in the day.

Another Ruby-crowned Kinglet at the lake’s "Upper Lobe” area likely also represents an over-winterer that’s been around, and the same of a single & plaintively-calling Gray Catbird.

American Robins were about but not quite as numerous as I anticipated, in the very high-hundreds, but not thousands - not yet. Additionally on the move, with ‘reinforcements’, were Dark-eyed Junco & Song Sparrow, with likely a modest number of other passerines. I came up with a few Brown Creepers, although not as many as I’d have thought given the good numbers of kinglets.

A later look in a few other parks in Manhattan showed further evidence of migration, some of the same species & a couple of others, Osprey flying north up the Hudson river seen from north of West 155 St., & a few duck “sp." not very regularly seen from Manhattan - dark Scoters, i.e. non-white-winged, which could not be put to precise species (either Black or Surf) from a distance, these also seen in the area just off the G.W. Bridge, NY side. E. Phoebes, Golden-crowned Kinglets, & Song Sparrows were in Riverside, and Morningside Parks, & there was a bright Pine Warbler in Saint Nicholas Park (which I daresay is not-too-much-birded).

good -and ethical- birding, and thanks to those giving respect to all wildlife and its observers.

Tom Fiore,
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Date: 3/25/17 3:45 pm
From: Carena Pooth <carena...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] 2016 NYSOA County Listers - PLEASE READ
If you have already submitted your 2016 data and did NOT receive an email
from me (dated 3/25/17) with the subject "Your 2016 NYSOA County Listing
Data is IN" .. Then please contact me at <carena...>
<mailto:<carena...> and let me know.



BACKGROUND: It appears that my ISP was intermittently marking emails
generated by the online submission process as spam, instead of putting them
in my Inbox. I have already tracked down a few that I never received. This
note is intended to track down any others that never got to me.



Knowing this has happened once, I will implement more belts & suspenders
next year!



As always, thank you for your participation and your patience!



Good birding!

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Date: 3/25/17 2:40 pm
From: Long Island Birding <michaelzito...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Red crossbils Edgewood yes
For anyone interested I was able to take a shot of an interesting behavior
Eric Miller pointed out while observing the Red Crossbills. The seemed to
be picking at the bark (for what I am not sure) of a deciduous tree, we
even observed the male feed the female red crossbill.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35424305

Mike Z.

On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 9:29 AM, Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
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> 1 male 1 female red crossbill in same location as described by Vinny
> Pellegrino. Thanks Vinny!
>
> Heard then spotted by Liz DiNapoli.
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> Take trail past aviation field then past next stand of pines to sandy
> opening. Two train rails on ground
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> Lots of gc kinglets and rb nuthatch
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Date: 3/25/17 1:58 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Eared Grebe Oak Beach-Yes
Eared Grebe present, West of main lot if u take the no outlet road down about a mile...there's a lot to park in, about 3/4 of a mile and can walk looking into the water and you'll find it west hunting about 50 yards out...kind regards -Kev ...thank you Mike...never woulda got it without your tip...

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Date: 3/25/17 11:37 am
From: <leormand...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Riverhead and EPCAL
A stop in riverhead at noon produced an Adult Bald Eagle over the County center and an Osprey over the River.

I walked the southwestern portion of EPCAL and had a large flock of robins, many eastern bluebirds, a half dozen kestrels, a few eastern meadowlarks, red tailed Hawks and a variety of sparrow species. I did not notice any of the previously reported rough legged Hawks.

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Date: 3/25/17 11:24 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton point park
Last Saturday was fox sparrow fest at the Point. today it was Wilson's Snipe day -- I personally saw six (a high count was 9) easily seen and photographed from your car window
without, as some w very large lensed cameras did, flushing the birds. Just saying. Birds are in mud / puddles on left side of road, between beach and main parking area. I also saw of note FOY phoebe, kestrel (M+F), merlin, peregrine (adult), bald eagle (2), coop, resident owls, killdeer (12 minimum), flock of waxwings, common goldeneye and common mergs. Unfortunately I missed two horned grebe one in breeding plumage seen in hudson river and red breasted merg (far less common on this side of the County). osprey reported back on light stanchion at train station parking lot. A really cool and unexpected highlight was seeing the planes of the French aerobatic aviation team, in the US on tour, flying pretty low right past CPP on the way to Statute of Liberty.

http://www.nycaviation.com/2017/03/patrouille-de-france-soars-new-york-launching-us-tour/

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Date: 3/25/17 9:58 am
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Allep Pond Park
Alley Pond Park, 25 Mar

Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) parked at the upper lot. The morning started overcast, stayed that way, butt warmed up as the day progressed. Small birds were few and far between. Our successful target bird were 2 FOY EASTERN PHOEBE. We also saw 5 GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS mixed with Tufted Titmice and Black-capped Chickadees.

New migrants were probably the flock of mixed blackbirds on the ball field edge including: RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, COMMON GRACKLE and BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD. We found other Rustles in their usual place by the kettle ponds, a total of at least 15 in all for the day.

Raptors included a fly over RED-TAILED HAWK and the continuing resident GREAT HORNED OWL.

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Date: 3/25/17 9:57 am
From: Mike <mikec02...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Common Raven hanging out in shopping center- Rocky Point, Suffolk Co
Although Ravens have now become regular throughout Long Island, this morning was the first time I've found one right in a strip mall parking lot. This guy was calling and flying around in the Kohls shopping center on 25A in Rocky Point, basically acting like an overgrown Fish Crow

Mike Cooper
Ridge, LI, NY

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> Sue and I went in search of the previously reported Red Crossbills at the OBPP in Commack. It was quickly apparent that we were not the only birders that had this idea. The birds had been reported on the east side of the preserve earlier but we did a loop of the overgrown field they had been seen in with no result. We did pick up our FOS Pine Warblers and Osprey (flyover) as well as Red-breasted Nuthatches (good numbers) and Golden-crowend Kinglets. Reinforcements quickly arrived but we were unable to locate the birds. As we were standing around discussing the issues of the day the pair of Red Crossbills flew south over our heads and landed in a grove of deciduous trees (Aspen?) in front of us, where they fed for some time. They then headed north (a previously described behavior) and had not been relocated at the time we left. I will post a few mediocre photos on my flickr site. Congratulations to Vinnie Pellegrino on a great LI bird!
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Date: 3/25/17 9:49 am
From: Ken Feustel <feustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Oak Brush Plains Preserve Birds (Suffolk Co.)
Sue and I went in search of the previously reported Red Crossbills at the OBPP in Commack. It was quickly apparent that we were not the only birders that had this idea. The birds had been reported on the east side of the preserve earlier but we did a loop of the overgrown field they had been seen in with no result. We did pick up our FOS Pine Warblers and Osprey (flyover) as well as Red-breasted Nuthatches (good numbers) and Golden-crowend Kinglets. Reinforcements quickly arrived but we were unable to locate the birds. As we were standing around discussing the issues of the day the pair of Red Crossbills flew south over our heads and landed in a grove of deciduous trees (Aspen?) in front of us, where they fed for some time. They then headed north (a previously described behavior) and had not been relocated at the time we left. I will post a few mediocre photos on my flickr site. Congratulations to Vinnie Pellegrino on a great LI bird!

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Date: 3/25/17 7:27 am
From: Ian Resnick <avian...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Oakland Lake, Queens - Red-throated Loon
Earlier this morning I saw a Red-throated Loon at Oakland Lake in Bayside,
Queens. It was first sighted by Eric Miller yesterday.

In addition, there were good numbers of Golden-crowned Kinglets, 1 Rusty
Blackbird and 1 drake Wood Duck.



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Date: 3/25/17 6:31 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red crossbils Edgewood yes

1 male 1 female red crossbill in same location as described by Vinny Pellegrino. Thanks Vinny!
Heard then spotted by Liz DiNapoli.
Take trail past aviation field then  past next stand of pines to sandy opening. Two train rails on ground
Lots of gc kinglets and rb nuthatch
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Date: 3/25/17 5:31 am
From: Joseph O'Sullivan <josullivan58...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] 3 common mergansers at kissena park queens
I'm currently viewing two males and a female. Also a ring neck duck and a
pair of ravens at the park.
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Date: 3/24/17 7:23 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 24 March 2017
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 24, 2017
* NYNY1703.24

- Birds mentioned
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

EURASIAN WIGEON
EARED GREBE
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
American Woodcock
BLACK-HEADED GULL
ICELAND GULL
GLAUCOUS GULL
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Pine Warbler
VESPER SPARROW
DICKCISSEL
RED CROSSBILL

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You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
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If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

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

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

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, March 24th 2017
at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, EARED
GREBE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON,
NORTHERN GOSHAWK, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, VESPER SPARROW, DICKCISSEL and RED
CROSSBILL.

Hopefully everyone who wants to has by now ventured out to Southold to see
the TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE still frequenting the area around blue house #1625
North Sea Drive up to Thursday. But for how much longer?

The EARED GREBE was still present Tuesday in Fire Island inlet off the
western end of Oak Beach Road.

An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL, presumably wintering in Brooklyn, was seen both
at Veteran's Memorial Pier and nearby around the water treatment facility
next to Owl's Head Park last weekend and up to Wednesday. Also in the city
a GLAUCOUS GULL again appeared on Central Park's reservoir Sunday and an
ICELAND GULL was still visiting Prospect Park lake last Saturday with
another ICELAND at the Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4 today.

Immature NORTHERN GOSHAWKS continue to linger both in Prospect Park
Brooklyn and at Massapequa Preserve. The bird in Prospect Park is
frequently encountered in the area of the feeders while the Massapequa bird
seems to wander around a larger more unpredictable area.

With very few ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS wintering in our area this year notable
have been two seen recently at the Calverton Grasslands at the former
Grumman airport at least to Wednesday.

Waterfowl variety has been diminishing lately but still around have been
the drake EURASIAN WIGEON continuing at Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature
Center in Brooklyn at least to Sunday and another still at Fresh Pond at
Fort Salonga Saturday.

Among the few RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS now in our region were 2 seen recently
in the Dix Hills area as well as lingering individuals at Kissena Park
Queens Monday and Caumsett State Park Tuesday and in Central Park where one
continues just west of East 68th Street. Two have also been at Mashomack
Preserve on Shelter Island recently.

A DICKCISSEL Tuesday at Biltmore Shores on Staten Island was a nice find
and does point out that passerines are now moving about and into our area.
Besides a further influx of EASTERN PHOEBES 2 PINE WARBLERS were noted in
Central Park last Sunday and 3 VESPER SPARROWS were spotted Thursday in
Calverton.

Various other species are also now on the move including a very interesting
occurrence today of 2 RED CROSSBILLS at the Edgewood Oakbrush Plains
Preserve in Deer Park.

This is also now a good time to enjoy the evening antics of AMERICAN
WOODCOCKS displaying both at dusk and also at dawn in decent numbers at
appropriate open areas in our region. Hopefully most survived the recent
snow and subsequent freeze over and can now resume their migration.

To phone in reports, days except Sunday, call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
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Date: 3/24/17 3:39 pm
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Great gray owl Keene bohemian waxwings lake placid

Great gray owl started moving around 5 pm Lime kiln road Keene. Also a beaver moving over the snow. Lake placid had flock of about 40 Bohemian Waxwings by Clark's funeral home around 3 pm.

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Date: 3/24/17 12:35 pm
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jones beach strip
Jones Beach Strip; 24 March

Overcast, blustery day. Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) birded the the Joes beach strip out to Captree Island. Starting at the Coast Guard Station, the bar contained a pair of AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS and 7 PIPING PLOVER. Approx. 300 DUNLIN were flying about and landed on the far side of the inlet. Single BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES were seen here and a various stops all the way out to Captree SP and Captree Island. There we found a GREAT EGRET in the marsh.

At Oak Beach, we missed the grebes, but found lots of LONG-TAILED DUCKS everywhere and both Loons. A GREAT CORMORANT was seen on the rocks in the far distance.

Small birds were virtually absent in the blowing wind.

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Date: 3/24/17 10:55 am
From: Vinny Pellegrino <pellegrinov...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Edgewood Preserve- Red Crossbills, Sunken Meadow SP- RHWO continues (Suffolk County)
I had a pair of Red Crossbills earlier this morning on my hike through Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Deer Park, Suffolk County.  Initially, their clicking and "kip" notes alerted me to their presence, which after some time I was able to track them down to the exact pitch pine they were feeding in.  They didn't vocalize too much and were mostly quiet while they were feeding.  Also of interest was a Common Raven feeding on scraps at the southwest corner of the preserve.
The immature Red-headed Woodpecker, whose head is almost completely red now, continues along the Inner Marsh trail in the western section of Sunken Meadow State Park.  Ospreys have returned to the nesting platforms scattered around the marshes of the park as well.
Photos of the crossbill can be viewed at my flickr below.
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Date: 3/23/17 7:28 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

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

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

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

*Clinton County:*
Barnacle Goose (18-Mar-2017)

*Nassau County:*
White Ibis (19-Jul-1977)

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Date: 3/23/17 7:02 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Mar 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/23/2017
* NYBU1703.23
- Birds mentioned

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ROSS'S GOOSE
CACKLING GOOSE
SHORT-EARED OWL
EASTERN MEADOWLARK
Red-throated Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Tundra Swan
Snow Goose
Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull
L. Black-b. Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-b. Gull
Snowy Owl
American Robin
Northern Shrike

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 03/23/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, March 23, 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 March 16 through
March 23 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

March 20 in the Lake Ontario Plains, a ROSS'S
GOOSE, on Route 18, just east of Niagara-
Orleans Countyline Road. On the west side of
the countyline road, 14 CACKLING GEESE.

Abundant SNOW GEESE in the lake plains and on
Lake Ontario - up to 500 on Marshall Road in
Yates, and 1200 SNOW GEESE on Lake Ontario at
Route 63. Also on the lake, counts of 50, 84
and 128 RED-NECKED GREBES, with HORNED GREBES
and small numbers of RED-THROATED LOONS.

Also in the Town of Yates, two SHORT-EARED OWLS
and NORTHERN SHRIKE along Lower Lake Road.

March 18 in Ontario, EASTERN MEADOWLARK with
AMERICAN ROBINS on Kottmeier Road in Thorold.
Other early spring reports - BLUE-WINGED TEAL
at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island and
flocks of NORTHERN PINTAILS on Lake Ontario. A
pair of RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS near the Buffalo
Airport in Cheektowaga. And TURKEY VULTURES at
multiple locations.

Catching up from earlier in March - gulls at
Goat Island in Niagara Falls, New York,
included THAYER'S GULL, 5 ICELAND GULLS, 7 L.
BLACK-B. GULLS, 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS and 9 GREAT
BLACK-B. GULLS. And, on the Buffalo waterfront,
SNOWY OWL viewed from the Erie Basin Marina
Tower.

Other recent reports - On Hunt Road in
Chautauqua County, flocks of TUNDRA SWANS and a
NORTHERN HARRIER. And a flock of RING-BILLED
GULLS, including various ages and plumages,
frequenting a parking lot at Ashland and
Portage Roads in Niagara Falls.

There will be a BOS field trip to the Lake
Ontario Plains, on Saturday, March 25th. Meet
at 8 AM at the Tops Market in Wright's Corners,
at Routes 78 and 104, north of Lockport. Bring
a lunch for a full day trip, and visitors are
always welcome on BOS trips.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, March 30. Please call in your
sightings by noon Thursday. You may report
sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling
and reporting.

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Date: 3/23/17 4:22 pm
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Chandler Robbins, friend to birds and birdwatchers, dies at 98 - The Washington Post
Mr. Robbins, who I never met, has finally had his death recognized in a National publication.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/chandler-robbins-friend-to-birds-and-birdwatchers-dies-at-98/2017/03/23/d7c331b0-0f44-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.364c6bf2d5f0

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Date: 3/23/17 8:23 am
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] woodcocks at NYBG still there?
Does anyone know if the woodcocks at NYBG are still being seen there?  Any help would be appreciated.
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
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Date: 3/23/17 8:11 am
From: Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] N. Goshawk
Continues at Massapequa Preserve. Seen just north of Jerusalem Ave. in the
woods on the eastside of the west path. Flew out into trees in the
surrounding neighborhood and was lost as it tried for a pigeon.
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Date: 3/22/17 8:29 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/22
This U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service article links to many wonderful tributes to a great American ornithologist -
https://www.fws.gov/news/blog/index.cfm/2017/3/21/Renowned-FWS-Ornithologist-Chandler-Robbins-Dies <https://www.fws.gov/news/blog/index.cfm/2017/3/21/Renowned-FWS-Ornithologist-Chandler-Robbins-Dies>

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Wednesday, 22 March, 2017
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

On a 2nd (full) day of spring, that wind-chill & actual air temperature felt a bit wintry even as snow piled up just a few days before has been melting, most gone from this melting-pot-city park… (those under a certain age may look up “melting pot”) -

4 Killdeer were out on the south side of the Sheep Meadow in afternoon, at least one either ‘standing guard’ or simply transfixed by the views of an upper Manhattan sky-line… while the other three fed, somehow in rather chilled, but not entirely-frozen (at that hour) ground. The number of American Robins in the southern third of the park was approximately 100 times that of these 4 killdeer - yet as I made my way, against a lot of the wind, thru the park towards the north and then west, the numbers of robins seemed to diminish, a lot. In keeping with that theme, overall in the past few days, it seemed a great many birds that had been arriving, and perhaps a few of those wintering, have pushed on, after the storm loosened it’s snowy grip a bit. There are certainly few if any E. Phoebes in the past several days, & no signs of Pine Warblers I’ve been able to detect again, & precious few[er] Fox Sparrows, or Juncos, or of course - woodcocks… as so many of the latter, for which there were survivors and at least some that gained a bit - fed & fattened a little - and managed to move on, towards or to breeding grounds. Of waterfowl, many ducks seem to have moved on as well - oh, there are N. Shovelers galore still to be seen, and also a fair number of Ruddys, and even still today, an American Wigeon, a few Wood Ducks, a Pintail, & assorted others, as well as coots, a pied-billed grebe or two, and a motley few more waterbirds… but that next ‘wave’, the one that shows spring really has arrived here, will await… lots of buds and blooms are waiting as well… & with any bit of warmth beyond the freeze we are (briefly?) in now, many insects are awaiting emergence too.

The Red-headed Woodpecker ,now in good coming-of-age color, is continuing in the area just west of East 68th Street within the park; in mid-afternoon today, its’ chatters seemed to be saying “enough with this wind, already”… A (lone?) Purple Finch sat & gave some song (in a female-type plumage) from a perch in the eastern edge of the Ramble.

———
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." - Frederick Douglass, American.

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Date: 3/22/17 3:08 pm
From: d Futuyma <dfutuyma...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Rough-legged Hawks Suffolk
For about an hour late this afternoon, i watched two Rough-legged Hawks at Epcal property, presumably the same birds that were reported yesterday. The dark morph was repeatedly seen along the runway just west of the cross-drive. The light morph was seen from Line Road access point, kiting and hovering a considerable distance to the east. Probably the same bird was later beat the dark bird, well to the east.
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Date: 3/22/17 11:57 am
From: Joe DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Chandler S. Robbins: 1918-2017
Ornithologist and birding legend Chandler S. Robbins died yesterday at the age of 98. Birders are probably most familiar with Chandler Robbins as the author (with Bertel Bruun and Herbert Zim) of the groundbreaking Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification, illustrated by Arthur Singer, published in 1966 - often called by birders, the "Singer Guide" or the "Golden Guide". Chan joined the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a biologist in 1945 and retired in 2005 from the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel Maryland, after sixty years with the Service. He organized and for decades ran the annual North American Breeding Bird Survey. He was also an active bird bander and in 1956 banded a Laysan Albatross on Midway Island in the Pacific that has come to be nicknamed "Wisdom". The albatross is now the oldest banded wild bird in the world and in 2017 was still nesting on Midway. Since the bird was an adult when it was banded, it is at least 66 years old. Chan was awarded the Eisenmann Medal by the Linnaean Society of New York in 1987 for "excellence in ornithology and encouragement of the amateur". Since Chan was based in Maryland for most of his career, many New York birders may not have known him personally, but all have been influenced by his life and work, whether they knew him or not. Those who had the fortune to meet him know what a great person he was. A true legend.

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Date: 3/22/17 8:54 am
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Massapequa Goshawk (Nassau County)
I saw the continuing immature Northern Goshawk again a little while ago at
the preserve. Was in the dense woods a little north of jersulalem ave,
seen from the west trail.

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Date: 3/21/17 11:29 am
From: <leormand...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Signs of spring - brookhaven town
Killdeer are pairing up at brookhaven town hall parking lot. A FOS osprey was spotted in patchogue on the radio tower behind 7-11 just south of Route 112 and Montauk highway

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Date: 3/21/17 11:21 am
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Eared Grebe, Oak Beach - Yes
Eared Grebe was seen by Gary S. and myself. It was hanging out with a horned grebe giving good views through the scope.
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Date: 3/21/17 8:27 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ArieGilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] No birds / No GPS Required!
It has come to my attention that some of you *still* have trouble using
a map link.

Our government spent $12 billion initially and spends $750 million
annually to maintain the satellite system. It tells you an exact
location on the planet. For the serious birder this is a god-send;
particularly for unfamiliar locations.

For those of us that remember how much GPS technology cost when it
first was made available to the public, that it is essentially free to
use on our phones is quite remarkable.

The link opens a map. This can be done on both your computer or smart
phone; whichever you are receiving the email upon. There is the
*inexplicable misconception* that one needs a GPS to make use of the
map links I provide. Completely incorrect. No GPS is required to
~view~ a map!

CAVEAT *** If you get the posts at BIRDING.ABA they have unfortunate
computer coding to shrink the size of posts which irreparably damages
the provided map link. I have contacted the person at the ABA about
this issue but there is nothing that can be done; so *subscribe to the
NYS list* , get the messages directly in your email, and the links
will come through unmolested if this is your issue.

Alternately you can view the email online at the Cornell email
archive. I also provide the lat lon coordinates that you can copy
and paste into your favorite map site; ever so slightly more involved
but by no means “complicated”.

You can observe this map just like you would a paper map. Arguably a
map with a marker contains far more information than a place name;
especially in the case where the reader is unfamiliar with the place,
and if the place name is not an official name. “...but where is the
‘bamboo brothel’ in Central Park...”

The added benefits are that you can zoom in or out, and obtain driving
or walking directions, and yes, use a GPS or the GPS feature of your
smart phone ...if and only if you choose to.

So click on the link, orient yourself as you would with a paper map,
and hope the bird sticks around for you to see it.

For the cartophiles out there, I have amassed maps of popular birding
locations with various features marked on the Queens County Bird
Club’s website, and CityBirder has a slew of useful maps on his
blog/website as well.

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace
else.
-----Yogi Berra


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Date: 3/20/17 3:23 pm
From: <prosbird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Goshawk update
Prospect park Kings.
http://prospectsightings.blogspot.com/2017/03/gos-update-today.html?m=1

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Date: 3/20/17 1:16 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- March 20 2017
*  NYSY  03.20.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):March 13, 2017 - March 20, 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: March 13  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 March 13, 2017.
Highlights--------------
THAYER’S GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND GULLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLGREAT GRAY OWL (Extralimital)FISH CROWBOHEMIAN WAXWINGYELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERLAPLAND LONGSPUR

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     Most of the water in the complex is frozen or snow covered and little in the way of waterfowl was reported this week. a beautiful dark ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was photographed near Wilgoose field on Rt.89.

Onondaga county------------
     A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL continues to be seen on the Bog Trail at Beaver Lake Nature Center west of Baldwinsville.

Derby Hill------------
     Another disappointing week at Derby with only 52 Hawks counted. The highlight of the week was a single BOHEMIAN WAXWING on 3/18.

Oswego county------------
     A juvenile THAYER’S GULL continues to be seen at Phoenix. It is best seen from Hanley Park  on State Street.    3/17: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Atkinson Road East of Selkirk Shores State Park. A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen in Oswego at Lock 6.     3/20: 5 ICELAND GULLS were seen in Phoenix. A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen on Miner Road in the Town of Scriba.

Oneida County------------
     3/20: 2 FISH CROWS were seen on Black River Boulevard in Rome.

Extralimital------------
     GREAT GRAY OWL sightings continued this week up to and including yesterday on Barnhard Island Road at Robert Moses State Park inn Massena, St. Lawrence county and in Keene on Lime Kiln Road, Essex County.
  

-end report 
    
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Date: 3/20/17 12:32 pm
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Black headed Gull red hook - NO
I got word its back by water treatment plant near vets peir per Kathy Toomey. Not far for a Gull flying over water but a little ways by land on ones lunch hour.

Dennis
Brooklyn

> On Mar 20, 2017, at 2:45 PM, Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...> wrote:
>
> I headed down to the IKEA park by Erie Basin about 45 minutes after receiving Dennis's email. There were a few of the common gull species around, but no sign of the Black-headed in spite of someone feeding bread to the birds.
>
> I guess it's a flighty bird...
>
> I did notice a large flock of gulls roosting on a distant barge by the NYPD impoundment lot, perhaps it went over there for a nap? Without a scope I couldn't discern the species...
>
> Lovely day to be by the water at least!
>
> - Gabriel Willow
>
>> On Mar 20, 2017, at 1:14 PM, Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> wrote:
>>
>> Adult Black Headed Gull is on the abandon pier at the end of Dwight st in red hook near IKEA. Presumably continuing bird spotted at veterans pier by Julian Hough on 3/18.
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Date: 3/20/17 11:45 am
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Black headed Gull red hook - NO
I headed down to the IKEA park by Erie Basin about 45 minutes after receiving Dennis's email. There were a few of the common gull species around, but no sign of the Black-headed in spite of someone feeding bread to the birds.

I guess it's a flighty bird...

I did notice a large flock of gulls roosting on a distant barge by the NYPD impoundment lot, perhaps it went over there for a nap? Without a scope I couldn't discern the species...

Lovely day to be by the water at least!

- Gabriel Willow

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> Adult Black Headed Gull is on the abandon pier at the end of Dwight st in red hook near IKEA. Presumably continuing bird spotted at veterans pier by Julian Hough on 3/18.
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Date: 3/20/17 10:14 am
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Black headed Gull red hook
Adult Black Headed Gull is on the abandon pier at the end of Dwight st in red hook near IKEA. Presumably continuing bird spotted at veterans pier by Julian Hough on 3/18.

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Date: 3/20/17 5:14 am
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Reminder: Tomorrow BBC Evening Presentation Tuesday March 21st
*Tomorrow Tuesday, March 21st, 7:00 P.M.*

*Penguins, Albatross, Leopard Seals: The Abundant Life of Wild Antarctica*

*Presenters: Tom Stephenson and Rob Bate*

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

Antarctica remains one of the most remote and natural places on earth. The
wild, rugged scenery includes spectacular icebergs the size of city blocks,
snow-covered mountainous peaks, and huge glaciers. It is the breeding
grounds for thousands of birds including Snow Petrels, Cape Petrels, Giant
Petrels; many species of Penguins, Albatross with wingspans up to 12 feet,
and the Skuas and Sheathbills that come to scavenge the nesting areas. It
also hosts thousands of huge Elephant, Weddell, Leopard and other seal
species along with many whales that all come to feast on the abundant life
of the southern ocean.

Join the Brooklyn Bird Club for a photographic extravaganza of this
exciting destination.
Tom Stephenson has been birding since he was a kid under the tutelage of
Dr. Arthur Allen of Cornell University. His articles and photographs are in
museums and many publications including Birding, Birdwatcher’s Digest,
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Handbook of the Mammals of the World,
Birds of Madagascar, and Guide to the Birds of SE Brazil.

Rob Bate is the president of the Brooklyn Bird Club, an artist, and an avid
Brooklyn birder and photographer. He very much enjoyed testing out his new
gear in Antarctica.


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Date: 3/20/17 4:42 am
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] TONIGHT Queens County Bird Club - Monday, March 20 - Mike Bottini presents "Flying Squirrels, Coyotes, and River Otters"
Note: This meeting is TONIGHT. It was originally scheduled for last week,
postponed due to weather.





The Queens County Bird Club will be meeting at the Alley Pond Environmental
Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd Douglaston, NY 11362 <http://goo.gl/8cnmjT>
>Map of location<

at 8:00 pm on Monday, March 20, 2017. Free admission. Refreshments served.



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



Mike Bottini will present "Mammals of Long Island: Flying Squirrels,
Coyotes, and River Otters"

Mike Bottini is a veteran naturalist, outdoor educator, and environmental
consultant. After completing graduate studies in wildlife ecology at the
University of British Columbia, Mike worked for fourteen years at the Group
for the South Fork, a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. He has
taught field ecology, environmental science, and natural history courses at
St. Lawrence University, Southampton College, and CUNY, has published three
books, and is an award-winning columnist. Mike's wildlife research studies
have included elk, spotted and tiger salamanders, spotted turtles, piping
plovers, and river otters. At St. Lawrence, he designed and taught Winter
Field Ecology, and has slept in igloos and snow caves in the mountains of
New England, Colorado, Scotland, Labrador and Baffin Island. He continues to
introduce people to the outdoors through his field naturalist classes,
nature walks, and paddling trips.

Mike is also one of the founders of the annual Long Island Natural History
Conference, which will be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory on March
24-25, 2017 - <http://www.longislandnature.org> www.longislandnature.org



Nancy Tognan

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Vice President, Queens County Bird Club



See http://www.qcbirdclub.org/ for more information on trips, speakers,
and other events.

See our 'Birding Maps & Locations' page for directions to and info about
many local birding hotspots



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


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Date: 3/20/17 4:30 am
From: <prosbird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Goshawk update from Yesterday KINGS Prospect Park
See my link


http://prospectsightings.blogspot.com/2017/03/goshawk-provides-spectacle.html



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Date: 3/19/17 7:54 pm
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Do you have half hour to help 3/25 gull/waterfowl count in NY LIS waters?
Do you have half an hour to help us count gulls/waterfowl on 3/25?

SuperSeaWatch DOT blogspot DOT com

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Date: 3/19/17 7:42 pm
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: Do you have one hour to help our 3/25 gull/waterfowl count in NY LIS waters?
Do you have one hour to help our 3/25 gull/waterfowl count in NY LIS
waters?

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Date: 3/19/17 7:30 pm
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Do you have one hour to help our 3/25 gull/waterfowl count in NY LIS waters?
Do you have one hour to help our 3/25 gull/waterfowl count in NY LIS waters?

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Including LIS coast of Westchester, Bronx, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.​

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Date: 3/19/17 6:50 pm
From: Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Woodcocks
Had about 10 woodcocks displaying in North Fork Preserve in Riverhead, Suffolk County this evening between 7 and 7:30.
Mike Higgiston

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Date: 3/19/17 4:01 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/19 - Glaucous Gull, Pine Warblers, R.-h. Woodpecker, Am. Woodcock, spring-ish
"Roll over Beethoven - and tell Tchaikovsky the news.”
"Roll over Beethoven - and dig these rhythm & blues.”
- Charles Edward Anderson Berry, - Oct.18, 1926 - March 18, 2017 - R.I.P.
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Sunday, 19 March, 2017
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
A Glaucous Gull remained on the CP reservoir, & thanks to Peter Post posting quickly, the gull was observed by a number of birders in the afternoon. A Common Loon also continued there.
At least 2 male Pine Warblers appeared in the park today, one seen by several observers in the north end of the park (on the great hill), and another ‘elsewhere'.
(A modest number of Pine Warblers may have overwintered in the area, at least a few attempting to - and probably successfully - in New York City.)
Eastern Phoebe was at least seen in a few areas in the north end, and there was very modest evidence of a smattering of other mid-March migrant activity.
A Red-headed Woodpecker, now in near-adult-like plumage, is maintaining its winter territory just west of the East 68th Street area within the east side of the park.
There were insects for these birds in the well-above freezing temp’s, with brilliant sun.
The mega-occurrence and near-literal fall-out of American Woodcock in Central faded by this day, and was far less even by Saturday, but there were still some, now able to find more areas to feed & rest in, thru the areas of the park where they had been seen since the ice-snow storm this past week. Sadly, there were many casualties amongst the woodcocks, but I believe a far greater number (within the park, at least) made it & were eventually able to work their way to or towards breeding grounds as among our earliest of “spring” migrants.
Nearly 70 species of birds continued this weekend in &/or over the park, a majority of those seen in the past week, with just very modest migrant influx, and a bit of exodus from the park, in particular as noted above. Further reports this week, with the arrival of spring on the calendar, and - just maybe - some evidence arriving in the form of further migrations.

- - - - - -
“If you tried to give rock-and-roll another name,
you might call: it ‘Chuck Berry’” - John Lennon

Out there, beyond a small solar system with a planet its inhabitants call Earth - travel the NASA-borne spacecraft Voyager, with capsules that contain, among other gleanings of all of human civilization, a recording of the song “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry - the only rock-and-roll song included with other music in those two interstellar spacecrafts' capsules.
Five pieces of recorded music from North America were among the other humans-on-Earth-music selected for inclusion on the first interstellar space mission, according to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California:
“El Cascabel”, performed by Lorenzo Barcelata and the Mariachi Mexico;
“Dark was the Night”, written & performed by Blind Willie Johnson;
traditional Navajo 'Night Chants’;
“Melancholy Blues”, performed by Louis Armstrong & his Hot Seven - and,
“Johnny B. Goode” written & performed by Chuck Berry.

A full list of the music aboard Voyager is shown here: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/music.html <http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/music.html>

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft was launched in September 1977 and flew by Jupiter and Saturn before continuing on toward interstellar space.


good birding,

Tom Fiore,
manhattan










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Date: 3/19/17 3:50 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Next Big Migratory Push Friday / Saturday
All,

The next period of sustained southerly winds and eventually some
decent rainfall looks to begin early Friday and last into Saturday for NY
state

I imagine a lot of our migrants are holding up given the massive
snowstorm and unseasonably chilly air the northeast has seen.
My experience is after these periods, the first day of south winds
its like an "explosion" of migrants.

Best,

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Date: 3/19/17 10:55 am
From: <pwpost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Glaucous Gull Central Park
On reservoir

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Date: 3/19/17 10:40 am
From: Sean Camillieri <scamillieri...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Keene Great Gray Owl
Currently being seen in its previously reported location.

Sean Camillieri & Melissa Murgittroyd

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Date: 3/19/17 10:38 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Euro Goldfinch. Prodpect Park

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viewed from this location at 1.37pm on 03-19-2017
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Date: 3/19/17 9:52 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] No. Goshawk Prospect park

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Date: 3/19/17 7:37 am
From: Tim Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Oak Beach Eared Grebe - YES
The Eared Grebe is currently in view, foraging close to shore. Visible west of the main entrance and lot, just beyond the first point of rocks west of the gravelly area with the blue portable toilet. Small, distant flock of goldeneye present but no sign of the Barrow's when I scanned.

Also notable were two first-year Bald Eagles flying north over the marshes at Cedar Beach Marina.

Cheers!
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Date: 3/18/17 8:17 pm
From: <prosbird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Goshawk update Prospect kings
http://prospectsightings.blogspot.com/2017/03/pp-gos-american-patriot.html?m=1

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Date: 3/18/17 7:33 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

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

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

Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
months. Red represents species removed from the New York State list.

*Chautauqua County:*
Smith's Longspur (11-Mar-2017)

*Monroe County:*
Pink-footed Goose (1-Mar-2017)

*Nassau County:*
Sandhill Crane (11-Mar-2017)

*Wayne County:*
Red Crossbill (12-Nov-2010)

*Queens County:*
Eurasian Linnet (Not tracked)

*Suffolk County:*
Muscovy Duck (Reclassified as 'Domestic type')

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Date: 3/18/17 2:32 pm
From: Carney, Martin <carneym...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Woodcocks
A group of us saw 3 Woodcocks in the New York Botanical Garden between
Azalea Rock and the small stream just west of it. Thrilling....Martin
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Date: 3/18/17 9:01 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fox sparrow bonanza - croton

>> At croton point park I had at least 13 fox sparrows at various places in the park. Also of note 1 adult peregrine perched, 1 imm. Coop, 5 bald eagle (4 adult), 1 swamp sparrow, 1 catbird and a few tree sparrow, also good size raft of ruddy duck on bay side. Back in Ossining 2 fox sparrow at feeders (a yard rarity).
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>> L. Trachtenberg
>> Ossining
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Date: 3/17/17 10:37 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Shared Locations (16-Mar-'17)
Thanks to @Team_eBird for their dedication keeping eBird.org running
smoothly and for the group of New York State hotspot moderators for working
on shared location suggestions.

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

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

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

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

The page with all hotspots alphabetized (5,549) has also been updated.
Links to both the New and Renamed pages appears on the 'Shared Location
Updates' line:

Alphabetical list of hotspots:
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Date: 3/17/17 7:05 pm
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NY Times: An Early Bird Gets Caught in the Snowstorm

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/nyregion/an-early-bird-gets-caught-in-the-snowstorm.html


Say what you will about the could-have-been-worse winter storm on
Tuesday: it still made for difficult traveling. Flights were canceled,
buses rerouted, subway and train lines shut down.

But it was much worse for many American woodcocks, one of the
Northeast’s most peculiar migratory bird species, whose yearly spring
commute through the city en route to destinations up north was rudely
and disastrously interrupted by the snow.

Reports of woodcock sightings from around the city started piling in
after the snowstorm, according to people who track the bird populations
in the city. And a large number of the birds were injured or dead.

“All day long,” Susan Elbin, the director of conservation and science at
New York City Audubon, said of the calls that began pouring into her
office about birds in distress. “It’s an unprecedented amount of birds.”

The woodcock, a short, rotund bird with a long beak that can be quite
accurately described as “cute,” is known for its elaborate courtship
routine, which begins with a song, continues with an ascent into the air
and finishes with a spiraling return back to the ground and perhaps a
mate. It is not a rare bird, but it is shy and it is uncommon for the
casual bird-watcher to spy one in New York, experts said.

The birds spend the colder months as far south as Florida. During the
rest of the year, they are found across the Northeast and into Canada.
They migrate early in the spring season, and as falls turns into winter,
they are some of the latest birds to migrate back down south.

The late-winter snowstorm, which likely caused masses of the bird to
break, or in birding terms “fallout,” from their migration, seems to
have grounded many in New York, at least temporarily. Some may have been
planning to stay here already.

Rita McMahon the director of the Wild Bird Fund, a nonprofit
organization that treats sick wildlife in New York, said that the group
had received about 55 woodcocks after the storm — and that it had
treated about 75 during all of 2016. Ms. McMahon said the storm had done
more than simply obstruct the birds’ progress — it had left them
starved, unable to find or forage for food in the snow-covered city.

“If the ground is frozen, then they can’t get bugs or insects,” she
said. “We’re seeing a lot of emaciated birds.”

When it is not covered in snow, New York, with its wetlands and open
spaces, usually presents a decent place for woodcocks to stop over
during the migration or mate. With eyes set far back on their heads, the
birds are built to stay aware of predators while they root in the ground
for foods.

But the rest of the city can be challenging to navigate, and some of the
injured birds had flown into building windows, Ms. McMahon said. Many
take the reflections they see in windows for the sky, leading them to
crash into buildings and fall — sometimes dozens of stories.

The Wild Bird Fund has been nursing the flock back to strength through
force feeding. Some had to be euthanized, Ms. McMahon said. So that they
do not try to leap or fly away, the birds are housed in small shelters
with soft sides, which prevent them from injuring themselves. The Wild
Bird Fund had flirted with the idea of taking them back to a warmer
state, like Virginia, but it has been taking the healthy birds to Long
Island, where there are some marshy areas free of snow and ice.

“It’s an amazing bird,” said Ms. Elbin, noting that a birder who went to
Central Park on Thursday said he saw or heard 50 woodcocks that were
alive and, he hoped, well.

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Date: 3/17/17 4:50 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 17 March 2017
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 17, 2017
* NYNY1703.17

- Birds Mentioned

TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE+

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

EURASIAN WIGEON
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE
EARED GREBE
SANDHILL CRANE
Wilson’s Snipe
American Woodcock
ICELAND GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
Great Horned Owl
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Horned Lark
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Orange-crowned 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

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, March 17, 2017
at 7:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are SANDHILL CRANE, TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE,
EARED GREBE, BARROW’S GOLDENEYE, EURASIAN WIGEON, NORTHERN GOSHAWK,
GLAUCOUS and ICELAND GULLS, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and LAPLAND LONGSPUR.

In a week stymied by 2 snow storms, most unexpected was the appearance of 2
SANDHILL CRANES flying over the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area last
Saturday; the Cranes were not subsequently relocated, and there were also
no reports this week of the Wainscott Crane out on Eastern Long Island.

The TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE was noted as recently as yesterday on the North
Fork, still in the vicinity of blue house #1625 North Sea Drive in Southold.

In Fire Island Inlet off Oak Beach last weekend the EARED GREBE was spotted
again Saturday and the female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE on Sunday, though both
have been difficult to locate recently.

Two drake EURASIAN WIGEONS, both still around Wednesday, continue at the
Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park, Brooklyn and on Fresh Pond in Fort
Salonga.

The immature NORTHERN GOSHAWK seen lately often near the feeders in
Prospect Park was still present there today, and a 2nd immature was noted
again at Massapequa Preserve last Saturday.

A GLAUCOUS GULL was still visiting Bellport Bay last Saturday, and on
Wednesday single ICELAND and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were sitting on the
Home Depot parking lot off Route 58 in Riverhead.

One result of the heavy snow Tuesday was to displace and expose a large
number of AMERICAN WOODCOCKS both in city parks and surrounding regions,
birds often popping up in rather unexpected locations. They also become a
preferred target of raptors such as the Prospect NORTHERN GOSHAWK and GREAT
HORNED OWLS. A few WILSON’S SNIPE have also been noted during these grave
circumstances, both species now moving regularly through our region.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, now becoming more colorful, continue in Central
Park just west of East 68th Street and at Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was present again with HORNED LARKS on Wednesday at
Robert Moses State Park on the oval in Parking Field 5.

An ORANGE–CROWNED WARBLER was in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn last Sunday.

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This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
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Date: 3/17/17 10:30 am
From: Joe T <jbirds268...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] prospect park goshawk
Sorry for the late post but I'm surprised to not see anything about this bird on this list already. The goshawk was seen very well yesterday (March 16) afternoon by a group of birders in the vicinity of the feeders at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. It was hunting woodcock in the snow. Well worth the trip. 
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Date: 3/17/17 7:46 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park [plus], NYC 3/16, & 3/17
Friday, 17 March, 2017 - Happy Saint Patrick's Day -

A Wilson's Snipe was continuing -as of 8-9 a.m.- in the same area of
Central Park at the West 77th Street 'streamlet' (75 yards or so east
of the NE corner of that street & Central Park West. Some raptor &
vulture movement is also apparent from appropriate vantage points. A
first-year Red-headed Woodpecker continues, and now has attained
nearly-full adult-like plumage, with bright red on much of the head -
this woodpecker remains in areas within Central Park just west of East
68th Street.
- - - - - - - -
A Northern Goshawk continues today in Prospect Park, Brookyn [Kings
County] NYC, thanks to Rob Bate for his eBird reporting.

-------------
Thursday, 16 March, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Wilson's Snipe, seen in 2 locations - one, as kindly reported by
Anders Peltomaa in a good location (reasonable for the bird, as well
as for birders to see; a second snipe, although ''accessible'', would
have made for troubles for that other bird, as well as for delicate
habitat the second bird was in) - almost all observers (80++ , thru
the day, to sunset) at the West 77th Street 'streamlet' were behaving
with the best interests of the bird[s] in mind.

A Common Loon was again on the CP reservoir & also at the reservoir
had been Red-breasted Merganser, 140+ Northern Shovelers, & other
species as noted in a list, below.

As air temperatures rose above the freezing-mark, by mid-day, some of
the dozens-upon-dozens (-upon dozens-) of American Woodcock, present
in many corners, reported and unreported, thru the park [and in his
rather rare event in many smaller parks, as well] were able to begin
to feed, at least to some extent - the same of course true for many of
the other birds, foraging & finding what they could in the snow & ice
of the past few days here.

In addition, as seen & noted by many, a number of the woodcocks ( of
course, other birds ) were predated on by raptors - that's natural &
normal, even if the specific circumstances were rather 'abnormal' -
and a sight some observers may or may not have seen much in Central
Park many -or any- times previously.

The ''Woodstcock'' event, 'round the Ides of March 2017, is one that I
have not seen the likes of in now 20+ years around here - & possibly
surpassed the prior generation-ago ('spring', storm-related) event
[N.B., the far greater number of observers, & the use of 'social
media', & 'smart-phone' bird-alerts, in addition to creating a bit of
FOMO [''FOMO'': http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fomo ],
and ''flash-mobs'', has brought far more reporting than was once
available] - but that can be a topic for a very long & possibly
acrimonious discussion, which I'm not interested in provoking just
now...

American Woodcocks were found in a wide variety of locations again on
Thursday in Manhattan; in Central Park alone, probably more than 50
were remaining - alive - with an additional 15-20+ being observed
etiher taken by raptors, or having been seen with just parts of their
carcasses found - woodcock feathers were seen scattered to the winds
in many areas...

Also found in quite good numbers on Thursday in Manhattan were Fox
Sparrow, with as many as 40+ in Central, and 10+ in just the 108-118th
St. portion of Riverside Park, as well as some in Morningside, & some
other smaller parks.

A modestly annotated list for (just Central Park), on Thursday, 3/16 -
[I was out for 9+ hours, & saw many other birders thru the day]

Common Loon - 1, reservoir
Pied-billed Grebe - 2, reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron - 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 1
Turkey Vulture - several flyovers
Canada Goose
Wood Duck - several locations, Meer, The Pond, The Lake
Gadwall
American Wigeon - 1, female plumage, Meer
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail - 1, The Pond
Green-winged Teal - 2, The Lake
Ring-necked Duck - 2, Meer
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser - 8+, several locations, Meer, reservoir, etc.
Red-breasted Merganser - 1, female-type plumage, reservoir
Ruddy Duck
Bald Eagle - 1, flyover
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon - flyover
American Coot - 10+, a majority are on reservoir
Wilson's Snipe - 2
American Woodcock - 50+++
Ring-billed Gull - majority are on reservoir
[American] Herring Gull - majority are on reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - majority are on reservoir
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-headed Woodpecker - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
Hermit Thrush - 1
American Robin - 150++
Gray Catbird - 1
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher - 4
European Starling
Eastern Towhee - 3
Field Sparrow - 1
[Red] Fox Sparrow - 40+
Song Sparrow - 60+
Swamp Sparrow - 4+
White-throated Sparrow - 300+
Dark-eyed Junco - 35+
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird - 5, several locations
Common Grackle - 450+
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

- - - - - - -
"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 (18871948), U.S. wildlife biologist,
conservationist, professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand
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Date: 3/16/17 5:22 pm
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Two new marine birding opportunities, including NY LIS waters
PLEASE JOIN US:
Two new events open to everyone who loves marine birds, pelagic birds,
marine science, science, oceans, conservation, etc:

March 25th: SEAWATCH
​spanning LIS​


​(​
Long Island Sound
​)​
.
If you would like to contribute an hour or two, at a location of your
choice, please see this website:
http://SuperSeaWatch.blogspot.com <http://superseawatch.blogspot.com/>
​Started in CT and now expanded to include LIS coast of Westchester, Bronx,
Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.​

June 11th: PELAGIC TRIP from Gloucester MA.
Combining marine biology with seabirds, whales, fish, plankton.
Comparing LIS with these Gulf Of Maine waters.
And continuing where our October 22 trip left off last year:
http://trips33.blogspot.com

For both events
​ (info or sign-up)​
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Date: 3/16/17 3:45 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 16 Mar 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/16/2017
* NYBU1703.16
- Birds mentioned

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RING-BILLED GULL X BLACK-HEADED GULL
SANDHILL CRANE
Horned Lark
Red-br. Nuthatch
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Pine Siskin

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 03/16/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, March 16, 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 March 9 through
March 16 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

March 9 and 10, a distinctive, hybrid gull at
Goat Island, in Niagara Falls, New York.
Possibly a RING-BILLED GULL X BLACK-HEADED
GULL, the bird's plummage includes a full black
hood, plus a red bill with a black ring. The
gull was roosting in the southern parking lot,
and on the rocks off the Three Sisters Islands.

During the past two weeks in Genesee County, 14
SANDHILL CRANES have endured 60 mph winds and a
massive snow storm, at Route 98 and Peaviner
Road in the Town of Alexander.

From Houghton, in Allegany County, FOX SPARROW
at a feeder with three PINE SISKINS and a RED-
BR. NUTHATCH.

Also this week, SONG SPARROWS at several
feeders, and a HORNED LARK by the Buffalo
Airport in Cheektowaga.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, March 23. Please call in your
sightings by noon Thursday. You may report
sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling
and reporting.

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Date: 3/16/17 3:30 pm
From: Tim Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hendrickson Park update, RHWO yes, geese no
If any folks are interested for year listing purposes, photography, or general bird enjoyment in the chilly doldrums of March, the Red-headed Woodpecker continues at Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream. It is approaching full adult plumage, with a more-red-than-not head developing that crushed velvet look even though the black and white aren't totally sleek and crisp yet. The large flocks of overwintering geese have left the lake, taking the rarities with them. Dad last saw the Pink-footed Goose on February 28, so it didn't quite make it to the 4-month marker. Killdeer have been back for a few weeks and Red-wings are singing.

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Date: 3/16/17 1:15 pm
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Woodcocks in Massapequa
Timberdoodlemania is not just confined to New York City. Around 1PM today as I was searching (unsuccessfully) for the Northern Goshawk at the Massapequa Preserve I surprised 3 American woodcocks just west of the Pittsburgh Avenue lake. Also seen in the park were killdeer and an overwintering catbird. Looks to be an interesting migration this year.

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Date: 3/16/17 10:30 am
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] American Woodcock Event in NYC Parks.
Hi all,
This morning I counted 21 (yes Twenty-one!!) American Woodcocks on my
morning walk in Central Park, and I only covered the Ramble Area. In
addition to the Woodcocks I also found a Wilson's snipe.

Here is a link to my Flickr page with some photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/landp/with/32633210374/

good birding,

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Date: 3/16/17 10:25 am
From: Zack <info2...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Woodcocks around Manhattan
I just saw an American Woodcock about 25 minutes ago on a handicapped access ramp leading to 799 Washington Street at the northeast corner of Horatio and Washington Streets in Manhattan's Far West Village (kitty corner from the small "park" where the Couch's Kingbird was first seen two years ago). He seemed a little disoriented, and was fluttering about a bit. I went home to see if I could find anything to feed him (no grubs handy, but I thought if he was desperate enough he might go for some nuts or seeds), but when I returned a few minutes later he was gone. No luck trying to refind him.

Best wishes,

Zack Winestine

On Mar 15, 2017, Ardith Bondi wrote:

> At least four American Woodcocks had to be rescued across midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, March 15.


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Date: 3/15/17 10:26 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Woodcock-wonders, Central Park, NYC 3/15
Wednesday, the 15th of March, 2017
Central Park - in Manhattan, N.Y. City

''beware the ices of March'', the soothsayer -sort of- sayth, for
which this day, in addition to weather-related perils to creatures of
the genus Homo, brought dramatics of a Scolopax-ian sort to inner/uber
Central Park (Scolopax is an avian genus, in which American Woodcock
is placed).

At an absolute minimum, there were 35-40 American Woodcock within the
park we know as Central, and those numbers, conservative as can be -
the true numbers may have been as much as triple what I am reporting
and saw for myself in 8 hours out in the cold, ice, and wind (far less
than what some of these birds are going thru - but, see below, as well).

I remained in the field until 2 hours past sunset (yes, I was wearing
'arctic' gear), and thru afternoon-evening hours, visited parts of
Central Park, & much more briefly, in Morningside Park (2 more
woodcocks found there, in just 20 minutes - that park, smaller than
Central, & a short way off to the northwest, is west of Frederick
Douglass Boulevard, and beneath/east of Morningside Drive).

Amid excitement of an historic day for the species in Central,
observations were and are very much tempered by the grave difficulty
these individual lives are in, just now. That said, birds that migrate
to and from, or reside in, temperate or cold-temperate climes, such as
American Woodcock - & many, many, many other species moving at the
''end'' of winter! - have faced these rough-weather issues over
millennia, and they are adapted, as species, to withstand such
'infrequent' situations as this seems to us to be. It has been about
twenty years (i.e., about one generation in the genus Homo, in
contemporary times), or a bit more, since an event of his magnitude in
the city of New York took place (in my memory) however some others,
with longer memory &/or deeper notes, may have more to say on this
subject.

- to add a bit to the city-wide (at least) scope of this day's
woodcock-event, there are sightings from some other areas - from each
borough (county) in city of New York, that (at least) suggest this may
have involved many, many, many dozens of woodcocks in each (of 5, in
NYC) counties - and possibly in the many many hundreds, if not even
more, thru this region in just the past 24-36 hours. Nature IS
prolific, in some (many) instances.

Higher numbers of some other species noted - Rusty Blackbirds (at
least 9), [Red] Fox Sparrows, (at least 20), & to (somewhat) lesser
extent, Hooded Merganser (at least 7), Ring-necked Duck (at least 6,
reservoir), & Dark-eyed Junco (at least 120) - these all counted in
Central Park on Wednesday, 3/15. A Red-headed Woodpecker continues in
the park, in areas west of East 68th Street.

A bird-list for Central Park on Wednesday, 3/15:

Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser (reservoir)
Ruddy Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
American Woodcock
Ring-billed Gull
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
[feral] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker
Eastern Phoebe [1]
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet [1]
Hermit Thrush [1]
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Eastern Towhee
Field Sparrow [1]
[red] Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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This thing of darkness I acknowledge - is mine.
- The Tempest - WiIIiam Shakespeare

Youre on Earth. Theres no cure for that."
-'Endgame' - a 1957 Samuel Beckett play.

kiusaamista vastaan! - at any place & at any time.
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Date: 3/15/17 10:20 pm
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Woodcocks around Manhattan
At least four American Woodcocks had to be rescued across midtown
Manhattan on Wednesday, March 15.

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Date: 3/15/17 9:15 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 21 counties that currently have dedicated pages for
hotspots. The locations promoted to top 10 are highlighted green.

Check out Putnam County which now has pages for all locations. The color
coding on the alphabetical listing of counties is violet for Putnam to show
that *all shared locations* have 'static' pages including the Top 10. The
counties highlighted with the duller purple color, called 'Fog', have *Top
10 pages only*.

*JEFFERSON COUNTY*
(+) Chaumont Barrens Preserve

There's a tie for 10th in Jefferson County. Both 'Black Pond WMA' and
'Chaumont Barrens Preserve' currently have 121 spp. making this a Top 10
plus 1 county.

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

Enjoy and let me know if you see any issues.
--
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Manhattan, NYC
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Date: 3/15/17 5:46 pm
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Ramble, Central Park NYC: Baker's Dozen of American Woodcocks
The line breaks in my email seem to have be have been messed up. I guess it
happened because I copied and pasted the link and messages from my
friends...

Here is the correct link to the photo if you want to see the Woodcock that
visited our Upper West Side backyard today.

https://flic.kr/p/SMM8ua


- Anders Peltomaa
Manhattan


On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 8:21 PM, Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...>
wrote:

> Hi all,
> Between 6:20 and 7:15pm I rallied around the Ramble and found THIRTEEN
> Woodcocks:
> 2 in the stream from Azalea to Oven,
> 5 in the Oven (thanks to Ed Gaillard for the tip of those two locations),
> 1 by rustic bridge where the Gill flows into Lake,
> 1 in the Upper Lobe,
> 4 by Triplets Bridge.
>
> Woodcock BONANZA for a birder, not sure how good they themselves were
> feeling...
>
> My wife and I saw another one in our backyard earlier in the day, of which
> I got a photo:
>
> https://flic.kr/p/SMM8ua
>
> good birding,
>
> Anders Peltomaa
> Manhattan
>
> PS. Debra Kriensky of NYC Audubon wrote on Facebook: "Between the Wild
> Bird Fund, D-Bird, and calls to NYC Audubon, there were about 30 injured or
> dead just today (that we know about). We've never seen anything like this!
> Please be on the lookout this week for ones that might be injured and in
> need of rehab/rescue!"
>
> A friend that volunteers at WBF gave me tips on how to take care of
> injured Woodcocks. Basically, if you see one that doesn't look so great
> please place it in a paper bag and bring them to the Center. Also, punch a
> couple of holes in the bag, and if possible, add terry cloth for perching.
> With such big birds, a big box is also suitable."
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Date: 3/15/17 5:26 pm
From: Alan Drogin <drogin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park Woodcocks
Co-worker Bill on his way home alerted me to multiple American Woodcock sightings in Central Park (probably meant Prospect). So I resumed my daily watch just before dusk today. All the daffodils, which were days away from blooming on Monday, were covered in snow so that only a few green tips peaked above the frozen white expanse as if in a sick replay of breaking ground two weeks earlier. Many of the paths were not plowed or blocked off for the demolition of the skating rink, but nevertheless, even in the failing light, the vast whiteness would make the woodcocks easy to spot. Sure enough, I found two in the northwest corner close to the plowed paths. One under the evergreen in the corner of the lawn’s cement colonnade, the other under a bush perpendicular to the welcome sign and Wafels & Dinges. Both puffed up and perfectly still. The latter looked okay, eyes closed, breathing, although it had some reddish debris at its bill tip. I feel some guilt about writing “harbingers of Spring”, they appear to bearing the brunt of some joke played by Old Man Winter on us all.

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Date: 3/15/17 5:21 pm
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Ramble, Central Park NYC: Baker's Dozen of American Woodcocks
Hi all,
Between 6:20 and 7:15pm I rallied around the Ramble and found THIRTEEN
Woodcocks:
2 in the stream from Azalea to Oven,
5 in the Oven (thanks to Ed Gaillard for the tip of those two locations),
1 by rustic bridge where the Gill flows into Lake,
1 in the Upper Lobe,
4 by Triplets Bridge.

Woodcock BONANZA for a birder, not sure how good they themselves were
feeling...

My wife and I saw another one in our backyard earlier in the day, of which
I got a photo:

https://flic.kr/p/SMM8ua

good birding,

Anders Peltomaa
Manhattan

PS. Debra Kriensky of NYC Audubon wrote on Facebook: "Between the Wild
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dead just today (that we know about). We've never seen anything like this!
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Date: 3/15/17 9:54 am
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prospect Park Goshawk - yes
The bird is currently very actively pursuing prey in the vicinity of the feeders/bridge/peninsula.

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Date: 3/15/17 9:46 am
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Queens County Bird Club - Monday, March 20 - Mike Bottini presents "Mammals of Long Island: Flying Squirrels, Coyotes, and River Otters"
This meeting was originally scheduled for tonight, but the date has been
changed to Monday, March 20, due to weather.



The Queens County Bird Club will be meeting at the Alley Pond Environmental
Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd Douglaston, NY 11362 <http://goo.gl/8cnmjT>
>Map of location<

at 8:00 pm on Monday, March 20, 2017. Free admission. Refreshments served.



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



Mike Bottini will present "Mammals of Long Island: Flying Squirrels,
Coyotes, and River Otters"

Mike Bottini is a veteran naturalist, outdoor educator, and environmental
consultant. After completing graduate studies in wildlife ecology at the
University of British Columbia, Mike worked for fourteen years at the Group
for the South Fork, a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. He has
taught field ecology, environmental science, and natural history courses at
St. Lawrence University, Southampton College, and CUNY, has published three
books, and is an award-winning columnist. Mike's wildlife research studies
have included elk, spotted and tiger salamanders, spotted turtles, piping
plovers, and river otters. At St. Lawrence, he designed and taught Winter
Field Ecology, and has slept in igloos and snow caves in the mountains of
New England, Colorado, Scotland, Labrador and Baffin Island. He continues to
introduce people to the outdoors through his field naturalist classes,
nature walks, and paddling trips.

Mike is also one of the founders of the annual Long Island Natural History
Conference, which will be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory on March
24-25, 2017 - <http://www.longislandnature.org> www.longislandnature.org



Nancy Tognan

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

Vice President, Queens County Bird Club



See http://www.qcbirdclub.org/ for more information on trips, speakers,
and other events.

See our 'Birding Maps & Locations' page for directions to and info about
many local birding hotspots



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


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Date: 3/14/17 12:41 pm
From: Lynne Hertzog <lynnehertzog...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC AUDUBON Lecture Thursday March 16
Coming up this week.
Free to all.
Support Science!

COASTAL CHANGE, OCEAN CONSERVATION AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

By Marcha Johnson and Eric Rothstein
Thursday, March 16, 7pm
Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th and 80th Streets)

With the publication of *Coastal Change, Ocean Conservation and Resilient
Communities*, editors Marcha Johnson and Amanda Bayley have brought
together essays by leading practitioners in the fields of coastal science,
community resilience, habitat restoration, sustainable landscape
architecture, and floodplain management. Johnson will share what she has
learned compiling the book, and introduce us to exciting projects underway.
Joining her will be Hydrologist Eric Rothstein, addressing sustainable
water resource planning for several NYC Projects.

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Date: 3/14/17 7:27 am
From: Stella Miller <stella.miller63...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Monthly Program
The winds are howling and the snow and sleet are pelting down, so isn't this a great time to daydream about your spring gardening plans? Join us tomorrow night for a special documentary screening of Hometown Habitat and bring your dreams even closer to reality.
Date: Wednesday, March 15Time: 7pm SharpLocation: Downstairs meeting room at Cold Spring Harbor Library and Environmental Center, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor.

Hometown Habitat features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. “It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t be that way.” Inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping illustrate Tallamy’s vision by showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits.
The message: All of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the earth.
The goal: Build a new army of habitat heroes.
Join us tonight as we screen this documentary and learn just how you can bring nature home to your own backyard. 
Check out the trailer here. 
For more information on Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon's upcoming programs and field trips, please visit our website.


Stay cozy and warm today!
Best Regards,
Stella MillerPresidentHuntington-Oyster Bay Audubon


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Date: 3/13/17 6:34 pm
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] BBC Evening Presentation Tuesday March 21st
*Tuesday, March 21st, 7:00 P.M.*

*Penguins, Albatross, Leopard Seals: The Abundant Life of Wild Antarctica*

*Presenters: Tom Stephenson and Rob Bate*

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

Antarctica remains one of the most remote and natural places on earth. The
wild, rugged scenery includes spectacular icebergs the size of city blocks,
snow-covered mountainous peaks, and huge glaciers. It is the breeding
grounds for thousands of birds including Snow Petrels, Cape Petrels, Giant
Petrels; many species of Penguins, Albatross with wingspans up to 12 feet,
and the Skuas and Sheathbills that come to scavenge the nesting areas. It
also hosts thousands of huge Elephant, Weddell, Leopard and other seal
species along with many whales that all come to feast on the abundant life
of the southern ocean.

Join the Brooklyn Bird Club for a photographic extravaganza of this
exciting destination.
Tom Stephenson has been birding since he was a kid under the tutelage of
Dr. Arthur Allen of Cornell University. His articles and photographs are in
museums and many publications including Birding, Birdwatcher’s Digest,
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Handbook of the Mammals of the World,
Birds of Madagascar, and Guide to the Birds of SE Brazil.

Rob Bate is the president of the Brooklyn Bird Club, an artist, and an avid
Brooklyn birder and photographer. He very much enjoyed testing out his new
gear in Antarctica.


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Date: 3/13/17 3:02 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- March 13 2017
*  NYSY  03.13.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):March 06, 2017 - March 13, 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: March 13  AT 5 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of March 06, 2017.
Highlights--------------
CLARK’S GREBEROSS’S GOOSEGREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONGOLDEN EAGLESANDHILL CRANETHAYER’S GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND GULLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLGREAT GRAY OWL (Extralimital)

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     3/8: A male EURASIAN WIGEON and a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE were seen at Tschache Pool.     3/10: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

Derby Hill------------
     Cold weather and unfavorable winds made for a slow week at Derby Hill. Only 163 raptors were recorded. Highlights were 7 GOLDEN EAGLES on 3/8 and another today.

Oswego County------------
     3/6: This was the last day the CLARK’S GREBE was seen.     3/7: The THAYER’S GULL was present at Phoenix at the lock and has been reported daily including today.     3/8: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Phoenix.     3/11: An ICELAND GULL was seen at Phoenix.     3/13: 3 ICELAND GULLS were seen today at Phoenix.

Onondaga county------------
     3/11: The SAW-WHET OWL was seen on the Bog Trail at Beaver Lake Nature Center but was not seen the last two days.     3/12: A male EURASIAN WIGEON was found at the outlet of Nine Mile Creek on the west side of Onondaga lake in Lakeland. The bird was relocated today.

Oneida county------------
     3/6: The pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS are again at the nesting site on the Adirondak Bank in Utica.

Extralimital------------
     3/12: GREAT GRAY OWLS are continuing at both Robert Moses State Park on Barnhart Island in Massena in St. Lawrence County and on Lime Kiln Road in the Town of Keene in Essex county.              


-end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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Date: 3/12/17 5:28 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/12 - 12 spp. of ducks, Black Vulture, Ravens, RHWP, Loon, Woodcock; Snipe (3/11), & more
''Oh GOS, where art thou''
- I'm quoting a beloved Brooklyn [Kings County] birder here, so don't
'snipe' at me - anyhow, Northern Goshawk of juvenile flavor has again
graced he vigilant birders of Prospect Park - thus a bird lingering on
for a bit more even if not seen there on a daily basis. And -
Setophaga pinus, too.

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SUNDAY, the 12th March, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Some of the highlights from the day in Central, as seen by me and
about 28 other observers in total:

A young Red-headed Woodpecker in first-year plumage continues just
west of East 68th Street within Central Park, a good amount of red now
showing on this bird.

Nice, if modest diversity of ducks - at least 12 species in total,
listed below (no-accountin' the feral &/or intro'd. few duck-a-doos,
alhough we love and adore them!)

Black Vulture, once a very rare bird for Manhattan, overflew Central
Park again today, seen with some of the passing turkey vultures, after
mid-day.

A modest 'movement' of Northern Ravens, with at least 6 seen Friday, 4
on Saturday, & several today - these may be rather 'local', &/but this
species can be moving this time as well. A Bald Eagle overflew the
park as well as 9 or more Turkey Vultures, quite in the day- seen by
other observers as well. There were also a modest number of
American Robins, & smaller passerines in flight in the morning, as
well - despite this freeze, winds were quite light - in morning hours.

A Wilson's Snipe flew past Turtle Pond on Saturday (3/11), just before
sunset; but NOT re-found Sunday - the snipe gave distinctive -and
diagnostic- alarm calls as it went northward. American Woodcock
showed again this Sunday evening in a few locations, but were missed
by some who may have sought them.

An annotated list for some of Sunday's sightings, observations from 8
am - 7 pm [daylight savings time]

Common Loon (1, CP reservoir - & not the same individual seen here few
weeks ago)
Pied-billed Grebe (2 continue at the CP reservoir)
Double-crested Cormorant (several locations)
Great Blue Heron (Central Park, The Pond - SE part of the park)
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture (9)
Canada Goose

Wood Duck (several, Central Park in usual locations - Meer, Pond)
Gadwall (8)
American Black Duck
American Wigeon (continuing Sunday, since I re-found Friday 3/10 -
'rarest' water-bird now in park, Meer)
Green-winged Teal (pair, again on Central Park Lake)
Mallard (ubiquitous)
Northern Shoveler (good numbers continue in Central Park)
Northern Pintail (breeding-plumaged drake still at The Pond)
Ring-necked Duck (1, reservoir)
Bufflehead (numerous)
Hooded Merganser (2 pairs, Central Park)
Ruddy Duck (96)

Bald Eagle (1)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (1)
Cooper's Hawk (1)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel (2)
Peregrine Falcon (1 noted)
American Coot (11, in total, in Central Park, on 4 water-bodies but
most on the reservoir, as is typical)
Ring-billed Gull (many)
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-headed Woodpecker (1, as noted above!)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (few)
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker (3)
Blue Jay (rather common)
Northern Raven (as noted above!)
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse (many)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (2)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (2)
Carolina Wren (2)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2, overwintered)
Hermit Thrush (1, overwintered)
American Robin (as noted above)
Gray Catbird (1, overwintered)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (3, overwintered)
European Starling
Eastern Towhee (3, overwintered)
[Red] Fox Sparrow (14 - some new arrivals)
Song Sparrow (many - some new arrivals )
Swamp Sparrow (overwintered)
White-throated Sparrow (many)
Dark-eyed Junco (various areas, few new arrivals)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird (25)
Common Grackle (400)
Brown-headed Cowbird (few)
House Finch
American Goldfinch ('uncommon' now)
House Sparrow

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and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends
otherwise."

- Aldo Leopold (18871948), U.S. wildlife biologist, conservationist,
professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand County
Almanac" (1949), which has sold more than two million copies.

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"Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does -
Love is a battle - Love is a war - Love is growing up"

- James Baldwin, American author & activist, and French expatriate-
American, 1924-1987, posthumously awarded the title of 'Commandeur de
la Lgion d'Honneur' by France. His debut novel, Go Tell It on the
Mountain, may be his best known work. Time Magazine included that
book in its 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.

good birding, and thanks to those respecting all wildlife and other
park users.

Tom Fiore,
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Date: 3/12/17 4:54 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sunday March 2, 2017 - Green-winged Teal Pair near the Point
Central Park, NYC
Sunday March 2, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the Boathouse at 9:30am.

Highlights: Green-winged Teal pair near the Point, Red-headed Woodpecker at the Dene, Brown Thrasher on island near Bow Bridge, and a Red-breasted Nuthatch continues at the feeders.

Birds at the Reservoir were seen before the walk from the south & west sides.

Canada Goose - around a dozen on the Lake (at least a hundred north end of Reservoir)
Wood Duck - male at the Pond (Sandra Critelli)
American Black Duck - 4 (2 at the Pond, 2 at the Reservoir)
Mallard - at least 30 Reservoir, others at the Pond & Lake
Northern Shoveler - around 90 (4 Reservoir, around 85 Lake)
Green-winged Teal - drake & hen Lake near the Point
Bufflehead - female Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 53 NW corner Reservoir
Mourning Dove
American Coot - 5 (1 at the Pond, 4 west side Reservoir)
Ring-billed Gull - very few Reservoir
Herring Gull - very few Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - flyover (Andrea Hessel)- maybe the same bird later swimming near the Point
Cooper's Hawk - 2 - one chasing the other over Bethesda Terrace
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover (Jeff Ward)
Red-headed Woodpecker - first-winter bird at the Dene (Linda Yuen & Mayra Cruz)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - various locations
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 2 (the Dene & Source of the Gill)
Downy Woodpecker - 2 or 3
Northern Flicker - 2 males Falconer's Hill
Peregrine Falcon - female on Central Park West nest ledge
American Crow - at least 7 flyovers - some vocalizing
Blue Jay - many locations
Black-capped Chickadee - feeders & Ramble
Tufted Titmouse - more than 20
Red-breasted Nuthatch - feeders
White-breasted Nuthatch - 6-7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - male continues in Shakespeare Garden
American Robin - 42 on lawns
Brown Thrasher - island near Bow Bridge
House Finch - male & female feeders
American Goldfinch - 2 feeders
Eastern Towhee - male continues near Boathouse (before walk)
Song Sparrow - 5 (Falconer's Hill, Mineral Springs, Sheep Meadow), others before walk
Swamp Sparrow - the Pond (Jeff Ward)
White-throated Sparrow - many
Dark-eyed Junco - at least 4 Sheep Meadow
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - 2 island near Bow Bridge
Common Grackle - many flyovers


Jeffrey M. Ward reported that the female American Wigeon continued at the Meer this morning (before the walk).

We looked for but didn't find the Northern Pintail and Great Blue Heron at the Pond. Terence Collins later reported the Great Blue Heron there shortly after 5pm via twitter.

Ed Gaillard reported an American Woodcock at the Upper Lobe at 4:21pm via twitter.


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Date: 3/12/17 3:41 pm
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prospect Park Goshawk
Information about this bird has been circulated on many platforms already,
but I have not seen it posted on this listserv. The immature Goshawk that
has apparently been in Prospect Park since mid-January (though most of us
only learned about it a little over a week ago) was seen again today by
about 10 people. It has been seen most often in the area of the Terrace
Bridge and feeders, but has also been seen flying toward the Midwood, the
Ravine, and Quaker Cemetery. It can be difficult to see; a group staked out
the Terrace Bridge through much of Friday and I staked it out all of
yesterday afternoon, both without results. Most of us who got to see it
today got only brief looks, though good clear ones. Good luck if you try.

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Date: 3/11/17 10:57 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Tufted duck crown point ny

.
viewed from this location at 1.54pm on 03-11-2017
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=44.03099245,-73.42627757

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Date: 3/11/17 10:24 am
From: d Futuyma <dfutuyma...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red-shouldered Hawk, Nassau
At about noon, I had two sightings of an adult in Massapequa Preserve, perched and in flight along the west trail, first opposite Jerusalem Avenue, then a short distance to the south.
Doug Futuyma

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Date: 3/11/17 8:30 am
From: <jsparacin...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Cranes
Sandhill cranes migrating. I wonder where they are going? They are over NY and maybe NJ.
I hope they like snow. We are expecting a nor’easter here and of course Boston.
Has Wosey got her vittles in?
I have to get some gas for my snow blower.

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Cranes

Marine Nature Study Area, Nassau, New York, US
Mar 11, 2017 10:15 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments:     A 1st!!!! (2) Sandhill Cranes heading west towards Oceanside Landfill but my have stopped in Oceanside Park, or any of the school fields between here and there.
1 species
 
Sandhill Crane  2     A 1st!!!! (2) Sandhill Cranes heading west towards Oceanside Landfill but my have stopped in Oceanside Park, or any of the school fields between here and there.
 
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Date: 3/11/17 8:11 am
From: Michael Farina <michfar...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Cranes
Marine Nature Study Area, Nassau, New York, US
Mar 11, 2017 10:15 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: A 1st!!!! (2) Sandhill Cranes heading west towards
Oceanside Landfill but my have stopped in Oceanside Park, or any of the
school fields between here and there.
1 species

Sandhill Crane 2 A 1st!!!! (2) Sandhill Cranes heading west
towards Oceanside Landfill but my have stopped in Oceanside Park, or any
of the school fields between here and there.

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Date: 3/11/17 6:16 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
I meant to mention one more point: the undersides of the primaries and secondaries on this bird look very uniformly gray, such that the undersides of the secondaries look even less pale than in Ring-billed Gull, let alone Black-headed Gull (which shows strong contrast between different parts of the underwing).
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Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:45 AM
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Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island

Hi Willie and all,

Wow--what a neat-looking bird!

I can see the logic behind the identification: the combination of dark hood, white wing wedge, absence of white tips to the inner primaries and secondaries, and reddish bill and legs suggesting Black-headed Gull; and size, structure, extra dark in the outer primaries, and white apical spots on the outer primaries suggesting Ring-billed Gull.

But to me, this bird looks so unlike a Black-headed Gull that I remain puzzled. Specifically, it looks large, thick-necked, large-headed, broad-winged, and heavy-billed. Black-headed Gull is only half the mass of a Ring-billed Gull and very differently shaped, whereas this bird looks quite similar to Ring-billed Gull in overall size and structure. It is of course possible for hybrids to tilt toward one parent or the other in various ways, as opposed to showing intermediacy, but note that the Sullivan County bird from 2002 showed much more intermediacy in these very features (e.g., more obvious influence of Black-headed Gull in terms of size and shape). Looking more closely at the plumage, I also note that the hood seems to lack any of the brownish tones usually evident in Black-headed Gull, and that the mantle appears subtly darker than those of Ring-billed Gulls (Black-headed Gull is notably pale-mantled).

Although I'm not able to propose a better hypothesis at this point, I thought I would contribute these impressions.

Best,
Shai
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island

For the second straight day, a very rare BLACK-HEADED GULL RING-BILLED GULL hybrid was seen at Goat Island on the Niagara River. The bird was found yesterday by Derek Lovitch from Maine and another birder but tentatively identified as a Laughing Gull Ring-billed Gull hybrid. Both of these hybrid forms have been recorded before. Derek told Chris Kundl about the bird and Chris was able to obtain photographs yesterday and today. It was Chris who initially and correctly, I believe, identified the bird as a Black-headed X Ring-billed.

Although most birders will not chase a hybrid, you are unlikely to see this form ever again, as it is extremely rare. Yesterday, the bird was in the parking lot on the upriver (east) end of the island. This is the end away from the falls. Today, it was in the shallows just off of Goat Island, on the rock shelf above Three Sisters islands the usual place where the gulls roost. It was very close to shore today and although Chris was able to show me the bird today, I was not prepared to photograph it, as this was just an impromptu stop. The bird is in alternate plumage with a hood that is not solidly black. The bill is orangy-red with a black band. The legs are dull orange. The primaries and primary coverts show a weak representation of the typical white wedge on the upperwing that is seen on Bonapartes and Black-headed Gulls. However, there were also some black marks in the white. The undersides of the primaries are not dusky, as on a Black-headed Gull. The folded wingtips look similar to those of the Ring-billed Gulls black with white apical spots on each primary. The structure of this bird seems closer to a Ring-billed Gull than a Black-headed Gull to me, though slightly smaller and smaller-billed. Note that this bird frequently buried itself among the many Ring-billed Gulls here and could be very hard to pick out, despite its obvious hood. It was the only hooded gull at Goat Island.

Photos of this bird can be seen in Chriss eBird checklist, here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35078460

There are still lots of other less common gulls around Goat Island, especially Lesser Black-backed and Iceland Gulls, with a few Thayers Gulls as well.

Good birding!
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Date: 3/11/17 5:45 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
Hi Willie and all,

Wow--what a neat-looking bird!

I can see the logic behind the identification: the combination of dark hood, white wing wedge, absence of white tips to the inner primaries and secondaries, and reddish bill and legs suggesting Black-headed Gull; and size, structure, extra dark in the outer primaries, and white apical spots on the outer primaries suggesting Ring-billed Gull.

But to me, this bird looks so unlike a Black-headed Gull that I remain puzzled. Specifically, it looks large, thick-necked, large-headed, broad-winged, and heavy-billed. Black-headed Gull is only half the mass of a Ring-billed Gull and very differently shaped, whereas this bird looks quite similar to Ring-billed Gull in overall size and structure. It is of course possible for hybrids to tilt toward one parent or the other in various ways, as opposed to showing intermediacy, but note that the Sullivan County bird from 2002 showed much more intermediacy in these very features (e.g., more obvious influence of Black-headed Gull in terms of size and shape). Looking more closely at the plumage, I also note that the hood seems to lack any of the brownish tones usually evident in Black-headed Gull, and that the mantle appears subtly darker than those of Ring-billed Gulls (Black-headed Gull is notably pale-mantled).

Although I'm not able to propose a better hypothesis at this point, I thought I would contribute these impressions.

Best,
Shai
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island

For the second straight day, a very rare BLACK-HEADED GULL RING-BILLED GULL hybrid was seen at Goat Island on the Niagara River. The bird was found yesterday by Derek Lovitch from Maine and another birder but tentatively identified as a Laughing Gull Ring-billed Gull hybrid. Both of these hybrid forms have been recorded before. Derek told Chris Kundl about the bird and Chris was able to obtain photographs yesterday and today. It was Chris who initially and correctly, I believe, identified the bird as a Black-headed X Ring-billed.

Although most birders will not chase a hybrid, you are unlikely to see this form ever again, as it is extremely rare. Yesterday, the bird was in the parking lot on the upriver (east) end of the island. This is the end away from the falls. Today, it was in the shallows just off of Goat Island, on the rock shelf above Three Sisters islands the usual place where the gulls roost. It was very close to shore today and although Chris was able to show me the bird today, I was not prepared to photograph it, as this was just an impromptu stop. The bird is in alternate plumage with a hood that is not solidly black. The bill is orangy-red with a black band. The legs are dull orange. The primaries and primary coverts show a weak representation of the typical white wedge on the upperwing that is seen on Bonapartes and Black-headed Gulls. However, there were also some black marks in the white. The undersides of the primaries are not dusky, as on a Black-headed Gull. The folded wingtips look similar to those of the Ring-billed Gulls black with white apical spots on each primary. The structure of this bird seems closer to a Ring-billed Gull than a Black-headed Gull to me, though slightly smaller and smaller-billed. Note that this bird frequently buried itself among the many Ring-billed Gulls here and could be very hard to pick out, despite its obvious hood. It was the only hooded gull at Goat Island.

Photos of this bird can be seen in Chriss eBird checklist, here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35078460

There are still lots of other less common gulls around Goat Island, especially Lesser Black-backed and Iceland Gulls, with a few Thayers Gulls as well.

Good birding!
Willie
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Date: 3/10/17 5:42 pm
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Massapequa Preserve: Northern Goshawk
There's been a continuing immature Northern Goshawk in the western part of
Massapequa Preserve - I've seen it 4 times in the last 2 weeks. (I live a
block away from the Preserve) From what I know it has been seen in the
Preserve as far north as the Walker Street parking lot and as far south as
Pittsburgh Ave. I last saw it yesterday afternoon flying over the
neighborhood west of the preserve around Jerusalem Ave. I know of another
occasion where it hunted a rabbit in someone's yard so it might pay to
check the trees in the surrounding area. Except for one occasion where it
was resting it seems very active, seemingly disappearing into the woods
however I believe it's accustomed to human activity and not skittish.

Good luck if anyone tries to find it- it's not easy to find - wanted to get
the word out before the weekend in case anyone was up for a challenge.

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Date: 3/10/17 5:19 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 10 March 2017
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 10, 2017
* NYNY1703.10

- Birds Mentioned

TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE+
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD+

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

ROSS’S GOOSE
Eurasian Wigeon
KING EIDER
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE
Horned Grebe
EARED GREBE
Black Vulture
Northern Goshawk
SANDHILL CRANE
Piping Plover
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
Red-headed Woodpecker
EVENING GROSBEAK

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

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

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

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

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

Transcriber: Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, March 10, 2017
at 7:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, SANDHILL CRANE,
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, EARED GREBE, ROSS’S GULL, BARROW’S GOLDENEYE, KING
EIDER, GLAUCOUS GULL, and EVENING GROSBEAK.

Perhaps a familiar ring to this week’s tape as we await more variety
promised by the upcoming spring, wherever it is.

Two Eastern Long Island rarities were still on territory this week, the
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE continuing to feed and roost near the blue house #1625
North Sea Drive in Southold through today, and the SANDHILL CRANE remaining
around the north end of Wainscott Pond or visiting the fields along
Wainscott Hollow Road at least through Wednesday.

On Staten Island the female YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was reported again
Monday in a mixed flock around Oakwood Beach, just north of Great Kills
Park, where it had been seen back on the 2nd.

An EARED GREBE appeared on Gravesend Bay in Brooklyn and was enjoyed by
many on Tuesday, this following the Oak Beach bird which was still being
reported around the western end of Fire Island Inlet near the Sore Thumb to
yesterday. This time of year correctly identifying an EARED GREBE becomes
more of a challenge, with good numbers of HORNED GREBES now moving through,
many in transitional plumage, looking more an EARED than their traditional
winter plumage. Of the 51 HORNED GREBES counted off Playland Park in Rye
Monday, several were looking rather dusky, so it is important to rely more
now on structure than plumage – especially note EARED’s usually fluffy
raised rear end, a good long distance mark.

For the still remaining waterfowl, a ROSS’S GOOSE was spotted again on
Oregon Road in Cutchogue last Sunday, a drake EURASIAN WIGEON was still
present Thursday at the Salt Marsh Nature Center section of Marine Park in
Brooklyn, with another on Eastport Lake again last Saturday, the female
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was reported again Sunday off Oak Beach, and a female
KING EIDER remained off Orient Point County Park to Wednesday.

Single GLAUCOUS and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were still around Bellport
Bay last Sunday, and an ICELAND GULL was still visiting Prospect Park Lake
Wednesday.

Separate immature NORTHERN GOSHAWKS were still being seen Thursday both in
Prospect Park and at Massapequa Preserve.

Three BLACK VULTURES seen over Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn Sunday, plus
a few others locally, indicate these as well as various other raptors are
beginning to move back north.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS this week included one still in Central Park just
west of East 68th Street and one at Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown
Sunday.

A PIPING PLOVER was back at Oak Beach last Saturday, with a few others
subsequently arriving, and interesting was a report from last Saturday of
two EVENING GROSBEAKS flying west over Jones Beach West End.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke at 212-372-1483 on weekdays.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
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Date: 3/10/17 4:06 pm
From: Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
Kevin, your article is one of the references we used. I think the two birds
look pretty similar aside from the hood. The Niagara bird seems a little
larger and larger-billed and may have a bit less black in the primaries but
otherwise, they seem comparable.



Thanks for writing and posting your article. That and others on your web
site are great references.



Cheers,

Willie



From: Kevin J. McGowan [mailto:<kjm2...>]
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 6:55 PM
To: 'Geneseebirds'; <geneseebirds-l...>; 'David Suggs'; NYSBIRDS-L;
Willie D'Anna
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat
Island



Wow. What an odd bird. And what on earth is it doing with a hood at this
time of year?



We had an experience with a bird of the same presumed parental origin in
Sullivan County 15 years ago, but it didn't look much like this one.
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/woodburne_gull.htm



Very cool.



Kevin





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From: <bounce-121321009-3714916...>
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Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 5:43 PM
To: 'Geneseebirds'; <geneseebirds-l...>; 'David Suggs'; NYSBIRDS-L
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island



For the second straight day, a very rare BLACK-HEADED GULL - RING-BILLED
GULL hybrid was seen at Goat Island on the Niagara River. The bird was found
yesterday by Derek Lovitch from Maine and another birder but tentatively
identified as a Laughing Gull - Ring-billed Gull hybrid. Both of these
hybrid forms have been recorded before. Derek told Chris Kundl about the
bird and Chris was able to obtain photographs yesterday and today. It was
Chris who initially and correctly, I believe, identified the bird as a
Black-headed X Ring-billed.



Although most birders will not chase a hybrid, you are unlikely to see this
form ever again, as it is extremely rare. Yesterday, the bird was in the
parking lot on the upriver (east) end of the island. This is the end away
from the falls. Today, it was in the shallows just off of Goat Island, on
the rock shelf above Three Sisters islands - the usual place where the gulls
roost. It was very close to shore today and although Chris was able to show
me the bird today, I was not prepared to photograph it, as this was just an
impromptu stop. The bird is in alternate plumage with a hood that is not
solidly black. The bill is orangy-red with a black band. The legs are dull
orange. The primaries and primary coverts show a weak representation of the
typical white wedge on the upperwing that is seen on Bonaparte's and
Black-headed Gulls. However, there were also some black marks in the white.
The undersides of the primaries are not dusky, as on a Black-headed Gull.
The folded wingtips look similar to those of the Ring-billed Gulls - black
with white apical spots on each primary. The structure of this bird seems
closer to a Ring-billed Gull than a Black-headed Gull to me, though slightly
smaller and smaller-billed. Note that this bird frequently buried itself
among the many Ring-billed Gulls here and could be very hard to pick out,
despite it's obvious hood. It was the only hooded gull at Goat Island.



Photos of this bird can be seen in Chris's eBird checklist, here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35078460



There are still lots of other less common gulls around Goat Island,
especially Lesser Black-backed and Iceland Gulls, with a few Thayer's Gulls
as well.



Good birding!

Willie

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Willie D'Anna

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Date: 3/10/17 3:55 pm
From: Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
Wow. What an odd bird. And what on earth is it doing with a hood at this time of year?


We had an experience with a bird of the same presumed parental origin in Sullivan County 15 years ago, but it didn't look much like this one. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/woodburne_gull.htm


Very cool.


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From: <bounce-121321009-3714916...> <bounce-121321009-3714916...> on behalf of Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...>
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 5:43 PM
To: 'Geneseebirds'; <geneseebirds-l...>; 'David Suggs'; NYSBIRDS-L
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island


For the second straight day, a very rare BLACK-HEADED GULL RING-BILLED GULL hybrid was seen at Goat Island on the Niagara River. The bird was found yesterday by Derek Lovitch from Maine and another birder but tentatively identified as a Laughing Gull Ring-billed Gull hybrid. Both of these hybrid forms have been recorded before. Derek told Chris Kundl about the bird and Chris was able to obtain photographs yesterday and today. It was Chris who initially and correctly, I believe, identified the bird as a Black-headed X Ring-billed.



Although most birders will not chase a hybrid, you are unlikely to see this form ever again, as it is extremely rare. Yesterday, the bird was in the parking lot on the upriver (east) end of the island. This is the end away from the falls. Today, it was in the shallows just off of Goat Island, on the rock shelf above Three Sisters islands the usual place where the gulls roost. It was very close to shore today and although Chris was able to show me the bird today, I was not prepared to photograph it, as this was just an impromptu stop. The bird is in alternate plumage with a hood that is not solidly black. The bill is orangy-red with a black band. The legs are dull orange. The primaries and primary coverts show a weak representation of the typical white wedge on the upperwing that is seen on Bonapartes and Black-headed Gulls. However, there were also some black marks in the white. The undersides of the primaries are not dusky, as on a Black-headed Gull. The folded wingtips look similar to those of the Ring-billed Gulls black with white apical spots on each primary. The structure of this bird seems closer to a Ring-billed Gull than a Black-headed Gull to me, though slightly smaller and smaller-billed. Note that this bird frequently buried itself among the many Ring-billed Gulls here and could be very hard to pick out, despite its obvious hood. It was the only hooded gull at Goat Island.



Photos of this bird can be seen in Chriss eBird checklist, here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35078460



There are still lots of other less common gulls around Goat Island, especially Lesser Black-backed and Iceland Gulls, with a few Thayers Gulls as well.



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 3/10/17 2:43 pm
From: Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
For the second straight day, a very rare BLACK-HEADED GULL - RING-BILLED
GULL hybrid was seen at Goat Island on the Niagara River. The bird was found
yesterday by Derek Lovitch from Maine and another birder but tentatively
identified as a Laughing Gull - Ring-billed Gull hybrid. Both of these
hybrid forms have been recorded before. Derek told Chris Kundl about the
bird and Chris was able to obtain photographs yesterday and today. It was
Chris who initially and correctly, I believe, identified the bird as a
Black-headed X Ring-billed.



Although most birders will not chase a hybrid, you are unlikely to see this
form ever again, as it is extremely rare. Yesterday, the bird was in the
parking lot on the upriver (east) end of the island. This is the end away
from the falls. Today, it was in the shallows just off of Goat Island, on
the rock shelf above Three Sisters islands - the usual place where the gulls
roost. It was very close to shore today and although Chris was able to show
me the bird today, I was not prepared to photograph it, as this was just an
impromptu stop. The bird is in alternate plumage with a hood that is not
solidly black. The bill is orangy-red with a black band. The legs are dull
orange. The primaries and primary coverts show a weak representation of the
typical white wedge on the upperwing that is seen on Bonaparte's and
Black-headed Gulls. However, there were also some black marks in the white.
The undersides of the primaries are not dusky, as on a Black-headed Gull.
The folded wingtips look similar to those of the Ring-billed Gulls - black
with white apical spots on each primary. The structure of this bird seems
closer to a Ring-billed Gull than a Black-headed Gull to me, though slightly
smaller and smaller-billed. Note that this bird frequently buried itself
among the many Ring-billed Gulls here and could be very hard to pick out,
despite it's obvious hood. It was the only hooded gull at Goat Island.



Photos of this bird can be seen in Chris's eBird checklist, here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35078460



There are still lots of other less common gulls around Goat Island,
especially Lesser Black-backed and Iceland Gulls, with a few Thayer's Gulls
as well.



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 3/10/17 8:40 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Piping Plover, Eastern Phoebe + other notables - Queens co. Roundup
Over the past few days, I have spent some time exploring a few known and unknown sites in Queens co. My efforts were aimed at getting a snap shot of what new species might have arrived and what might still be lingering.

One bit of tracking note: before the last snow storm, one exploratory visit, revealed quite a few winter hardies including Chipping Sparrow and Ruby-crowned Kinglet. That run also turned up a high number of Field and Tree Sparrows, a few days later after the storm, the site was devoid of any of the same species.

March 9th:

At Brookville Park, 3 Greater Yellowlegs were seen between the north and south end of the park. No sign of the Wilson's Snipe, that I had a few weeks ago but given how stealthy these birds are, I would not be surprised if it was still hanging in. A good number of American Black Ducks were in the area, including a few hybrids. Always nice to look at.

At Idlewild Park, there was a lot of activity from a team of NYC Parks restoration workers. I engaged with them and had a good chat about "manicured" parks vs natural habitats. They seemed quite keen on doing what was right so I am hopeful my efforts in discussing the importance of the natural habitats will pay dividends in such that they will plant so there is less disturbance to the natural topography. If only I could bill them for my consulting efforts :-)

While the work probably interfered with birds in area. It was this site that I pulled out an Eastern Phoebe. No doubt an early spring arrival that will rue its decision to travel south once the snow arrives. Multiple Killdeers were also seen in the area.

Springfield Park was quiet save for a few expected waterfowl. I did pick up one Greater Yellowlegs here. This is another site,
I have put in some effort in learning the migration pattern of likely visitors.

Baisley Pond Park saw a significant drop in waterfowl numbers. Northern Shoveler (2) American Wigeon (37), Redhead (5) and Ringneck Duck (1), were some of the notables still lingering.

March 7

A day spent mostly along Queens coastal: Notables included 1 Piping Plover at Rocky Point Marsh. 1 American Oystercatcher at Breezy Point, seen from the Fort Tilden Fisherman's Parking Lot.

That day saw a lot of Northern Gannets doing a sort of reverse migration - heading east instead of west as they were doing on March 5th. Also observed were decent numbers of Black and White-winged Scoters and Red-throated Loons.

It appears that the number of Gulls are down at least on the Queens side. Some of the roosting areas on the beach did have habitat disturbance and could be the reason why I have not had the pleasure of sorting through the usual large flocks.

Cheers,

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Date: 3/9/17 8:33 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, & Bryant Park Lincoln's, Manhattan (& spring-a-ling, Kings Co.-Prospect Park), 3/9
Topping 60 degrees today, Pine Warbler has arrived in Prospect Park,
Brooklyn (Kings Co.), and Eastern Bluebird added yet more color to
that park - these species seen today by Brooklyn birders. ;-)

------------
Revisiting my Bryant Park (Manhattan) sparrow question - there are
photos that unequivocally showed a Lincoln's Sparrow wintering in
Bryant Park, midtown Manhattan-
thanks to those who responded (off-list and on); I knew that other
keen observers saw Lincolns, but I had not seen aII of their photos
(now I have, and found another of my own that's just ok for ID) - so
I'd seen the bird as weII, but not most recently or another time in
Iate Feb - & now wonder if it has survived.

- - - - - - - - -
Thursday, 9 March, 2017
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

A Red-headed Woodpecker continued just west of East 68th Street within
Central Park, that sighting reported from Ken Chaya for this afternoon.

Eastern Phoebes - harder to find for me today; locations today, Turtle
Pond, near sw part of reservoir, and in the loch.
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2, by west shore of lake.

More blossoms on trees, shrubs, forbs - some Forsythia just beginning,
but more important for those kinglets, gnatcatchers, warblers and
other insectivores (when they come) are the many deciduous trees of
multiple species now with ripe buds, and some now in flower. Insects
of many species have been seen, by those seeking or not, and many are
earlier than expected.

Other avian species noted - 3/9/17:

Pied-billed Grebe - 2 (reservoir)
Double-crested Cormorant (various locations)
Great Blue Heron (the Pond)
Turkey Vulture (2)
Canada Goose
Wood Duck (the Pond, Meer)
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail (drake , The Pond)
Bufflehead (25, reservoir)
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Eastern Towhee
[red] Fox Sparrow - (1)
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow (fewer)
Dark-eyed Junco (fewer)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle (1,000-plus)
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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good birding, and thanks to those respecting all wildlife and other
park users.

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Date: 3/9/17 5:11 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

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

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

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

*Oneida County:*
Northern Bobwhite (28-Jan-2017)

*Richmond County:*
Yellow-headed Blackbird (2-Mar-2017)

*Washington County:*
Eurasian Wigeon (8-Mar-2017)

*Lewis County:*
Trumpeter Swan (Removed)
Boreal Chickadee (Removed)

*Suffolk County:*
Helmeted Guineafowl (Deleted and removed from NYS list)

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Date: 3/9/17 4:09 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 09 Mar 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/09/2017
* NYBU1703.09
- Birds mentioned

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ROSS'S GOOSE
GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
SANDHILL CRANE
FOX SPARROW
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Pied-billed Grebe
Tundra Swan
Cackling Goose
Wood Duck
Green-winged Teal
American Black Duck
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
American Coot
Horned Lark
American Robin
Snow Bunting
Pine Siskin

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 03/09/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, March 9, 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 March 2 through
March 9 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

In the Iroquois Refuge, a ROSS'S GOOSE at Ring-
neck Marsh, February 26 through at least March
6. The ROSS'S GOOSE was with a flock of CANADA
GEESE and four CACKLING GEESE, and was also
seen on nearby Center Marsh with a blue-phase
SNOW GOOSE.

March 2, at Kumpf Marsh, on Route 77 in the
refuge, four SANDHILL CRANES among over 50
TUNDRA SWANS.

Other waterfowl in the Iroquois Refuge and
surrounding areas - TUNDRA SWAN, WOOD DUCK,
GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, AMERICAN BLACK DUCK,
NORTHERN SHOVELER, NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREEN-
WINGED TEAL, RING-NECKED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD,
HOODED MERGANSER, COMMON MERGANSER, PIED-BILLED
GREBE and AMERICAN COOT. Also, FOX SPARROWS at
two locations in the refuge areas.

March 5, two GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE at the gypsum
pond, on Hutton Road in the Town of Oakfield.
Further north Hutton Road, LAPLAND LONGSPUR,
two SNOW BUNTINGS and numerous HORNED LARKS.

Other reports - AMERICAN ROBINS, both in flocks
and singing in neighborhoods. And, several
reported PINE SISKINS at a feeder in
Cheektowaga.

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evening, March 16. Please call in your
sightings by noon Thursday. You may report
sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling
and reporting.

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Date: 3/9/17 7:40 am
From: Dominic Garcia-Hall <dominic.hall...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, (Bryant Park Lincoln's Sparrow question), NYC 3/6-7-8
Hi Tom
There are phone pics on my ebird report from mid Feb when I last passed
through the park.-
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34390179
It's basically not moved from its corner all winter. Unequivocally a LISP -
just a bit scruffy ;)

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On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 9:57 PM Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> wrote:

> First, the Bryant Park (Manhattan) Sparrow question - are there good
> photos that UNequivocally show a Lincoln's Sparrow wintering in Bryant
> Park, midtown Manhattan? I've reviewed some of my photos from there in this
> new year, and do not find any to document occurrence since late December,
> 2016. On Tues., 3/7, a search there found just a few Song Sparrows, and
> more White-throated Sparrows, as well as one Gray Catbird - and I for
> one am not certain there is a wintering Lincoln's there, based on *any
> definitive photos* from this new year, that I've seen--- so has anyone?
>
> (1 photo'd. Lincoln's Sparrow did stay at least into 2017 on Staten
> Island, N.Y. City)
>
> - - - - - - - - -
> MON. to WED. 6-7-8 March, 2017
> Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
>
> A young *Red-headed Woodpecker* in 'transitioning' first-year plumage
> continues just west of East 68th Street within Central Park, a good amount
> of red now showing on this bird.
>
> More *Eastern Phoebes* have arrived - 2 seen by Tuesday, 3/7 - and in
> more locations as of today.
> *Black-crowned Night-Heron*, Tuesday, 3/7 (reservoir), 5+ by Wednesday,
> 3/8 (various locations).
>
> Other species noted in Central the past 3 days:
>
> Pied-billed Grebe - 2 (reservoir)
> *Red-necked Grebe* - Monday, 3/6, but not (by me) since then.
> Double-crested Cormorant (various locations)
> Great Blue Heron
> Turkey Vulture
> Canada Goose
> Wood Duck
> Gadwall
> American Black Duck
> Mallard
> Northern Shoveler
> Northern Pintail (drake , The Pond - there in various locations)
> Ring-necked Duck (reservoir)
> Bufflehead
> Hooded Merganser
> Ruddy Duck
> Red-tailed Hawk
> American Kestrel
> American Coot
> American Woodcock
> Ring-billed Gull
> [American] Herring Gull
> Great Black-backed Gull
> Rock Pigeon
> Mourning Dove
> Belted Kingfisher
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Hairy Woodpecker
> Yellow-shafted Flicker
> Blue Jay
> American Crow
> Black-capped Chickadee
> Tufted Titmouse
> Red-breasted Nuthatch
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> Brown Creeper
> Carolina Wren
> Golden-crowned Kinglet
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> American Robin
> Northern Mockingbird
> Brown Thrasher
> European Starling
> Eastern Towhee
> Field Sparrow
> [red] Fox Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> Swamp Sparrow
> White-throated Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> Northern Cardinal
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Common Grackle
> Brown-headed Cowbird
> House Finch
> American Goldfinch
> House Sparrow
>
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> [Mark Twain]
>
>
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> users.
>
> Tom Fiore,
> manhattan
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Date: 3/9/17 6:43 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Upcoming Birding Program: Thu Mar 16 Chappaqua/Westchester County
Corey Finger, author of American Birding Association's Field Guide to Birds
of New York, will be presenting a program for Saw Mill River Audubon on
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7:00pm at the Chappaqua Library, 195 South
Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514.

Chappaqua Library, located in northern Westchester County, is about three
blocks from the Metro North RR Chappaqua station and also easily accessible
from the Saw Mill River Parkway. (Free library lot & street parking
available.)

This program is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by Chappaqua Library, www.chappaqualibrary.org

Chappaqua Library Theater doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Light refreshments. Book sales & signing follow program.

More details & Google map link here:
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Date: 3/8/17 7:24 pm
From: Mary Magistro <mcmagistro...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe No
I have not personally seen the Clark's Grebe since Saturday. I check every
day from 7:30AM-8:30AM. I even have gone back a second time in the
afternoon for the last two days but no luck locating it. Our weather was very cold overnight Saturday and the winds have been 20-35mph which I feel may have added to the reason
I can not locate the Clark's Grebe .
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Date: 3/8/17 6:57 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, (Bryant Park Lincoln's Sparrow question), NYC 3/6-7-8
First, the Bryant Park (Manhattan) Sparrow question - are there good
photos that UNequivocally show a Lincoln's Sparrow wintering in Bryant
Park, midtown Manhattan? I've reviewed some of my photos from there in
this new year, and do not find any to document occurrence since late
December, 2016. On Tues., 3/7, a search there found just a few Song
Sparrows, and more White-throated Sparrows, as well as one Gray
Catbird - and I for one am not certain there is a wintering Lincoln's
there, based on any definitive photos from this new year, that I've
seen--- so has anyone?

(1 photo'd. Lincoln's Sparrow did stay at least into 2017 on Staten
Island, N.Y. City)

- - - - - - - - -
MON. to WED. 6-7-8 March, 2017
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

A young Red-headed Woodpecker in 'transitioning' first-year plumage
continues just west of East 68th Street within Central Park, a good
amount of red now showing on this bird.

More Eastern Phoebes have arrived - 2 seen by Tuesday, 3/7 - and in
more locations as of today.
Black-crowned Night-Heron, Tuesday, 3/7 (reservoir), 5+ by Wednesday,
3/8 (various locations).

Other species noted in Central the past 3 days:

Pied-billed Grebe - 2 (reservoir)
Red-necked Grebe - Monday, 3/6, but not (by me) since then.
Double-crested Cormorant (various locations)
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail (drake , The Pond - there in various locations)
Ring-necked Duck (reservoir)
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
American Woodcock
Ring-billed Gull
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Eastern Towhee
Field Sparrow
[red] Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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Date: 3/7/17 6:43 pm
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] 03/07- Brooklyn: Eared Grebe and more
This morning, I was fortunate enough to come across an *EARED GREBE* very
shortly after I started birding at Gravesend Bay. I was scanning from the
end of Bay Parkway, adjacent to Ceaser's Bay Bazaar, and the bird was
initially out in the bay between the pedestrian overpass over the Belt
Parkway, and the southernmost parking lot along the Gravesend Bay stretch
of the Belt. Luckily, as I closed the distance, it decided to make a
beeline towards shore, and then directly towards me, until it was fairly
close to shore and directly off the southernmost lot (easily walkable from,
and less than a quarter of a mile away from, the end of Bay Parkway). Bear
this in mind if it is not easily visible from the spot where it spent most
of today.

It settled into this spot and people continued to see it here through
sunset. Though it didn't move from this area, it was visible scoping from
several vantage points, including from Coney Island Creek Park, more than a
mile across Gravesend Bay to the south.

While the bay did not have many Horned Grebes this morning, there were a
bunch more around in the afternoon, and caution is warranted when trying to
pick out the EAGR if it gets farther offshore. There are a couple of Horned
Grebes beginning to transition into breeding plumage (and there was one in
almost full breeding plumage in Jamaica Bay today), so rather than plumage,
I would rely first and foremost on the distinctive shape and structure of
the species when trying to track it down.

Here is an eBird checklist with a few photos of the EAGR embedded:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35024075


A few of other observations of interest around Brooklyn today included an
adult *American Oystercatcher* on the flats at the western end of Plumb
Beach, with almost 40 Red-throated Loons inside Rockaway Inlet seen from
Plumb, and at least 18 Killdeer scattered around Floyd Bennett Field.

At Coney Island there were no less than *3,200* Long-tailed Ducks well to
the SW of Coney Island Pier late this evening, mostly counted in one long
flight stream heading towards the mouth of Lower NY Bay. Several hundred
Northern Gannets persist in the Coney Island/Breezy Point area, where over
*2,000* have been seen recently. A flock of ~10 male Slate-colored Juncos
around the bare trees that make up Coney Island Creek Park's winter plumage
were undoubtedly fairly new northbound arrivals as well.

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Date: 3/7/17 12:54 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Eared Grebe update
Eric Miller, just called to report that he is looking at the Eared Grebe. It has apparently moved closer to Ceaser's Bay, although further out as indicated by Eric who was viewing the subject via spotting scope.

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> On Mar 7, 2017, at 11:40 AM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> wrote:
>
> I was just up the road, looking at Gulls from what is termed the "middle parking lot" of Gravesend Bay when I picked up Doug's report (see e-mail below for those on Nyc ebirds).
>
> The Eared Grebe continues in the same vicinity as reported earlier. At one point, it showed quite nicely with a Horned Grebe but is now by itself. It seems to be drifting north but still in close for good binocular views.
>
> Cheers,
>
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>
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>
> 風 Swift as the wind
> 林 Quiet as the forest
> 火 Conquer like the fire
> 山 Steady as the mountain
> Sun Tzu The Art of War
>
>> (__/)
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>> Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device!
>
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>
>> On Mar 7, 2017, at 10:23 AM, Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...> wrote:
>>
>> There is currently an Eared Grebe in Gravesend Bay. It is adjacent to the southernmost parking area along the eastbound Belt Parkway, just before the Bay Parkway exit (Exit 5). You can only access this parking area from the eastbound Belt, but you can park at nearby Ceaser's Bay or in the muni meter lot at the end of Bay Parkway coming from either direction.
>>
>> The bird is close to shore and very actively diving, staying up for ~10 seconds each time, but overall being very cooperative.
>>
>> Good Birding
>> -Doug Gochfeld. Brooklyn, NY.
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Date: 3/7/17 10:46 am
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park Reservoir
Pat PollockMon., 3/6/17, 1:20-3 pm
3 (m)Wood Ducks south end 1 Pied-billed Grebe SE2 American Blk Ducks9 Buffleheads6 American Cootsmany Northern ShovelersRed-tailed Hawk flew off from high perch NERuddies
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Date: 3/7/17 8:40 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Eared Grebe Continues
I was just up the road, looking at Gulls from what is termed the "middle parking lot" of Gravesend Bay when I picked up Doug's report (see e-mail below for those on Nyc ebirds).

The Eared Grebe continues in the same vicinity as reported earlier. At one point, it showed quite nicely with a Horned Grebe but is now by itself. It seems to be drifting north but still in close for good binocular views.

Cheers,

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Sun Tzu The Art of War

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> On Mar 7, 2017, at 10:23 AM, Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...> wrote:
>
> There is currently an Eared Grebe in Gravesend Bay. It is adjacent to the southernmost parking area along the eastbound Belt Parkway, just before the Bay Parkway exit (Exit 5). You can only access this parking area from the eastbound Belt, but you can park at nearby Ceaser's Bay or in the muni meter lot at the end of Bay Parkway coming from either direction.
>
> The bird is close to shore and very actively diving, staying up for ~10 seconds each time, but overall being very cooperative.
>
> Good Birding
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Date: 3/7/17 7:24 am
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Eared Grebe now
There is currently an Eared Grebe in Gravesend Bay. It is adjacent to the
southernmost parking area along the eastbound Belt Parkway, just before the
Bay Parkway exit (Exit 5). You can only access this parking area from the
eastbound Belt, but you can park at nearby Ceaser's Bay or in the muni
meter lot at the end of Bay Parkway coming from either direction.

The bird is close to shore and very actively diving, staying up for ~10
seconds each time, but overall being very cooperative.

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Date: 3/6/17 2:42 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- March 06 2017
*  NYSY  03.06.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 27, 2017 - March 06, 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: March 06  AT 5 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of February 27, 2017.
Highlights--------------
CLARK’S GREBEROSS’S GOOSEGREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONGOLDEN EAGLESANDHILL CRANETHAYER’S GULLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLGREAT GRAY OWL (Extralimital)EVENING GROSBEAK



Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------          2/27: A SHORT-EARED OWL was again seen in the marshes from Carncross Road.     2/28: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Tschache Pool.     3/1: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen in Tschache Pool. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the Audubon Center north of Savannah.     3/3: 5 EURASIAN WIGEONS were seen at Tschache Pool on a waterfowl count. Some of the birds were seen from restricted areas.

Onondaga County------------
     A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL continues on the Bog Trail at Beaver Lake Nature Center and was seen today.     3/4: 2 female EVENING GROSBEAKS made a short visit to a feeder in Elbridge but have not reappeared.

Derby Hill------------
     The Hawk Watch at Derby Hill has officially begun. The new Hawk Counter is Anna Stunkel. So far 12 species have been recorded highlighted by a GOLDEN EAGLE on 2/28. A SANDHILL CRANE was also seen on 2/28.

Oswego County------------
     The CLARK’S GREBE continues to hang around at Oswego Harbor. Missed this morning it was found from the Marine Museum this afternoon.

Extralimital------------
     At least 1 GREAT GRAY OWL continues at Robert Moses State Park on the St. Lawrence River in St Lawrence county. Another has been found in Essex County in the Town of Keene. It has been seen mostly in the late afternoonon Lime Kiln Road.
     


-end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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Date: 3/6/17 11:35 am
From: Brent Stephenson <brent...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe - yes
The grebe is present now - 2:34pm - halfway between the Museum and lighthouse presumably in the same place it was seen yesterday.
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> On Mar 5, 2017, at 9:37 AM, John Kent <jwkent...> wrote:
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> The Clark's Grebe in Oswego is present as of 9:35 AM, about halfway between the museum and the lighthouse.
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Date: 3/6/17 10:14 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Poss. Great-gray Owl report - Washington County, NYhm
Three birders scoured the area this morning for several hours and came up
with nothing. It may be worth returning in the afternoon. The sighting is
unconfirmed, though, and barred owls are pretty common along that stretch.
There is some decent habitat, especially on the beginning stretch of county
route 54 just a bit north of the Llama Farm.


On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 10:11 AM Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>
wrote:

> Forwarding from an eBird report:
>
> Great Gray Owl (American) (Strix nebulosa nebulosa) (1)
> - Reported Mar 06, 2017 07:25 by Susan DeWolfe Burns
> - River Road, Schagticoke, Washington, New York
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9772743,-73.6125398&ll=42.9772743,-73.6125398
> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35001538
> - Comments: "It was perched in a tree near a small farm on River Road in
> Schaghticoke/Easton, near the border of Rensselaer and Washington Counties,
> not far from Stillwater NY. If you know the area, it was near the farm
> that has llamas, across from which is a small seasonal store/farmstand. I
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> spent decades watching and studying birds. I did a double-take while
> driving and when I got to work, looked carefully at owl pictures on line to
> make sure that's what I saw. It's not the first time I've seen gray owls
> in upstate NY, but it is admittedly a very rare and unusual sighting."
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Date: 3/6/17 10:09 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC & Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx - Sunday March 5, 2017
Central Park, NYC
Sunday March 5, 2017
Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the Boathouse at 9:30am

Highlights on a windy & cold day: Central Park:Red-headed Woodpecker, Fox Sparrows, and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

Central Park notes include a brief walk along the south end of the Reservoir before the walk (DA).


Canada Goose - Reservoir & Lake
American Black Duck - 2 Reservoir
Mallard - 55+ Reservoir
Northern Shoveler - at least 60 Lake
Bufflehead - 3 Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - around 60 SW Reservoir
Mourning Dove - a few under feeders
Herring Gull - 2 Reservoir (no other gulls observed there at 8am)
Cooper's Hawk - immature male
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 (Pine Hill & feeders)
Red-headed Woodpecker - first-winter bird continues at the Dene (inside the park at about E. 68th Street)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 4 at 3 locations
Downy Woodpecker - stealing some sap
Blue Jay - many
Black-capped Chickadee - several
Tufted Titmouse - 24
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch - feeders & elsewhere
Brown Creeper - east side of Belvedere Castle (Bruno Boni)
American Robin - small numbers
House Finch - at least 6 feeders
American Goldfinch - 2
Fox Sparrow - 3 south of Azalea Pond
Song Sparrow - 2 (one singing at Bow Bridge)
White-throated Sparrow - many
Northern Cardinal - residents
Common Grackle - at least 70 Shakespeare Garden

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On Saturday (March 4th) a Long-eared Owl reported on ebird.org by David Barrett was seen by many observers in Central Park. One of the birds that came in to mob the owl was a nice surprise, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. (Golden- and Ruby-crowned Kinglets over-winter in Central Park in very small numbers).

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Sunday March 5, 2017
Robert DeCandid, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting at 6:30 pm.

Three Eastern Screech-Owls were present in two different parts of the park Sunday evening, one of these heard-only, the other two birds were both gray-morphs that perched close together. We did not see the red-morph owl that we found on our last visit two weeks ago.

Numbers of Canada Geese on the Parade Ground have dropped-off dramatically.


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Date: 3/6/17 9:47 am
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Call for volunteers: Mulching event at Forest Park, Queens this Saturday, March 11, 9 am
PLEASE HELP: Community Service at Forest Park this Saturday, March 11, 9
am, Wallenberg Square (Metropolitan Ave and Park Lane South)

Please show some love for Forest Park, Queens! The park administrator has
asked for birders' help in two volunteer events per year, to show
appreciation for a Parks promise to provide a pole for bird feeders. The
first event will entail spreading mulch on trails that birders use. Various
community groups are invited, so at the sign-in, please indicate that you
are a birder so your help can be counted. Below is an email by the
volunteer coordinator, Mike Moore, of the Friends of Forest Park - that
website lists various other volunteer events.

Nancy Tognan
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Greeting Queens Birdwatchers:
The Friends of Forest Park and you will be spreading mulch
provided by NYC Parks on the Park trails. Please join us at Raoul
Wallenberg Square (Park Lane South & Metropolitan Avenue) on Saturday, March
11, 2017 at 9 a.m.
We will mulch trails inside the Park including The Watering
Hole, Forest Park's fantastic bird watching area. Mulching the trails helps
to define the trails and make your hiking boots just a little less muddy.
This family friendly event will run between 9 a.m. to 2
p.m., but feel free to come and go. We will meet at Raoul Wallenberg Square
and move over to Forest Park Drive (the Closed Road) to begin our fun.
Please join us and bring a friend.
All tools, gloves and mulch will be provided.
If you have any questions, please call Mk Moore 917-282-0754
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We can found on our Facebook Group: Friends of Forest Park
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Date: 3/6/17 7:39 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Shared Locations (4-Mar-'17)
Thanks to @Team_eBird for their dedication keeping eBird.org running
smoothly and for the group of New York State hotspot moderators for working
on shared location suggestions.

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

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/NewHotspots
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These links now appear on the home page (see below) on the line 'Shared
Location Updates' so you don't have to refer back to this message:

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

Clickable map:
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Date: 3/6/17 7:11 am
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Poss. Great-gray Owl report - Washington County, NY
Forwarding from an eBird report:

Great Gray Owl (American) (Strix nebulosa nebulosa) (1)
- Reported Mar 06, 2017 07:25 by Susan DeWolfe Burns
- River Road, Schagticoke, Washington, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9772743,-
73.6125398&ll=42.9772743,-73.6125398
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35001538
- Comments: "It was perched in a tree near a small farm on River Road in
Schaghticoke/Easton, near the border of Rensselaer and Washington Counties,
not far from Stillwater NY. If you know the area, it was near the farm
that has llamas, across from which is a small seasonal store/farmstand. I
am quite sure this was a gray owl. I'm not an ornithologist, but I have
spent decades watching and studying birds. I did a double-take while
driving and when I got to work, looked carefully at owl pictures on line to
make sure that's what I saw. It's not the first time I've seen gray owls
in upstate NY, but it is admittedly a very rare and unusual sighting."

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Date: 3/6/17 6:01 am
From: Mike <falecore...>
Subject: Re: [ebirdsnyc] Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Staten Island YES
YHBB continues at same spot 8:45am.

-Mike Shanley

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 6, 2017, at 8:31 AM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [ebirdsnyc] <ebirdsnyc-noreply...> wrote:
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> See below.
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>> From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
>> Date: March 6, 2017 at 7:48:45 AM EST
>> To: "<nysbirds-l...>" <NYSBIRDS-L...>, "<sinaturalist...>" <sinaturalist...>
>> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Staten Island YES
>> Reply-To: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
>>
>> I currently have a female Yellow-headed Blackbird in Oakwood Beach, Staten Island.
>>
>> It is feeding with a flock of Red-winged Blackbirds and Brown-headed Cowbirds. They are moving between a cleared housing plot (Hurricane Sandy Recover area) and the marsh bordering the neighborhood.
>>
>> Given its proximity to Great Kills Park, this could be the same bird that was found by Dr. Veit last week.
>>
>> Here is the approximate location:
>>
>> https://goo.gl/maps/He4jsAAcqKq
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Date: 3/6/17 4:49 am
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Staten Island YES
I currently have a female Yellow-headed Blackbird in Oakwood Beach, Staten
Island.

It is feeding with a flock of Red-winged Blackbirds and Brown-headed
Cowbirds. They are moving between a cleared housing plot (Hurricane Sandy
Recover area) and the marsh bordering the neighborhood.

Given its proximity to Great Kills Park, this could be the same bird that
was found by Dr. Veit last week.

Here is the approximate location:

https://goo.gl/maps/He4jsAAcqKq

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Date: 3/5/17 10:20 pm
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's gull phoenix ny yes.

.
viewed from this location at 8.46am on 03-05-2017
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Date: 3/5/17 6:19 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/5 (& otherwhere in Manhattan)
There were a modest number of birders out Sunday in the area where, on
Saturday 3/4, a Long-eared Owl was reported (elsewhere, not to this
list, and seen Saturday by 50+ observers, all on best-behavior with a
bird that was rather low in a tree but did move a bit to a -slightly-
more protected bit of cover (this may have been the first of the year
in Central Park, but is not the first for Manhattan island - the story
on that, perhaps, in another month or so). Saturday's CP owl sighting
was posted to the eBird site and thus was fully-accessible to the
public by afternoon & many birders responded; a fly-out was observed
at dusk as well, by a respectful -and much smaller- group of birders.
Thanks to the keen birder & to the blue jays who assisted him on the
find, and those discriminating reports. To my knowledge this owl was
not re-found on Sunday - if it, or any were in Central Park, it's
assumed that any who enjoyed it did so with the greatest respect for
the well-being of the bird, above all - and thanks to all for that
which was seen on Saturday.

------------
SUNDAY, 5 March, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Some of the highlights from the day in Central, & some other areas in
Manhattan as noted, & as seen by myself and about 30 other observers
in total:

A young Red-headed Woodpecker in first-year plumage continues just
west of East 68th Street within Central Park, a good amount of red now
showing on this bird.

A modest movement of, in particular, Vultures, with at least 2 Black
Vultures and up to 14 Turkey Vultures, all noted in mid-day hours,
thru about 3 pm, from Central Park's northern half & then from the
Upper East Side including Carl Schurz Park - seen by other observers
as well, in varying numbers & possibly representing different &
additional individuals, esp. of Turkey Vultures - additional 'light'
movement added 2 near-adult-plumaged Bald Eagles, 1 Cooper's Hawk (sub-
adult plumage), 1 American Kestrel (this perhaps not a migrant), &
several Red-tailed Hawks that appeared to be migrating; the general
direction of all of these headed north/northeast; and of other birds
- It might be added that of Black Vulture, there have been sightings
and reports coming from almost across the continent - including in
some states & a few provinces where these are relatively scarce, or
were not so many years ago - this "feels" like an ongoing range-
extension for this species - first record for Barrow, AK, anyone?!
(And in NY state, please name the county that has not had this species
by now - in this decade, that is?)

Some waterfowl (not much, but some Canada Geese, and a few Aythya-
genus ducks that I took to be Ring-necked, but a bit too high to know,
as well as some Red-breasted Mergansers along the East River, those
perhaps just moving more locally), and a nice, if modest movement of
Killdeer, with at least 7 in total (I said modest!), perhaps 3
lingering a bit - 1 seen & tellied-texted-tweeted-eBirded, etc. from
Riverside Park near West 80th, 2 seen & still around 2 hours later
near East 116 Street public school-yard, 2 more at a site off East
Dyckman Street (edge of Sherman Creek), & 2 in a small not-so-open
part of a trail south of Dyckman Street at the Hudson river, which is
a 'dead-end' ped-bike path. I was actually on that path seeking
potential passerines, & did find some, but none notable at that area.
There was again a modest movement of icterids, all identified (in
flight, by sight as well as calls) were either Red-winged Blackbird or
Common Grackle, a total of perhaps 200+ of the former and 400+ of the
latter species, in the 2nd hour of the day, all moving north, seen
from Central Park. There were also a very modest number of American
Robins & some smaller passerines in flight in the morning, northbound
as well - despite the freeze, the winds were quite light in morning
hours and never that strong all day, at least at the surface.

An annotated list for some of today's sightings:

Red-throated Loon (1 non-breeding plumage, East River off about East
91st Street)
Pied-billed Grebe (2 continue at the Central Park reservoir)
Red-necked Grebe (1 - that which was rehabbed & released weeks ago
continues at the CP reservoir)
Great Cormorant (1, East River - distant but ok views near end of the
day)
Double-crested Cormorant (several locations including in Central
Park's waters)
Great Blue Heron (Central Park, The Pond - SE part of the park)
Black Vulture (as noted above)
Turkey Vulture (" " ")
Canada Goose
Brant (usuals, East River areas; all presumed Atlantic Brant as is
usual, too)
Mute Swan (very distant, from East River shore path)
Wood Duck (several, Central Park in 'usual locations')
Gadwall (various areas in 2 rivers, & in Central Park)
American Black Duck (" " " " " " " ")
Mallard (ubiquitous)
Northern Shoveler (good numbers continue in Central Park)
Northern Pintail (fabulous breeding-plumaged drake still at The Pond,
in Central)
Ring-necked Duck (possible high fly-overs, see note above)
Bufflehead (numerous on East River, and as typical, in Central)
Common Goldeneye (1 drake, East River - not unusual, but my first in a
while - not checking there often however)
Hooded Merganser (2 pairs, Central Park)
Red-breasted Merganser (a few, East River; & noted by Karen Fung at
the Hudson river north of West 96th Street)
Ruddy Duck (some on East River north of 86th Street to East 116th
which is typical in winter, & as usual in Central's water-bodies)
Bald Eagle (as noted above)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (in Central Park)
Cooper's Hawk (in Central Park, and as noted above in potential
migration)
Red-tailed Hawk (with a note above)
American Kestrel (noted above)
Peregrine Falcon (1 noted)
American Coot (11, in total, in Central Park, on 4 water-bodies but
most on the reservoir as is typical)
Killdeer (as noted above)
American Woodcock (**1, in part of Central Park not far from where 2
where released the other day from rehab, thus perhaps one of them)
Ring-billed Gull (many)
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Long-eared Owl (pellet found, from Saturday's occurrence, by the
finder of the bird, but tmk, not the bird today)
Belted Kingfisher (seen from East River path at a known area on west
edges of Randall's island - which is 'politically' part of Manhattan-
NY County)
Red-headed Woodpecker (as noted above!)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (few, Central Park)
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker (Central Park)
Yellow-shafted Flicker (" ")
Blue Jay (rather common)
American Crow
Fish Crow (East River area, seen & heard)
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse (many)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Central Park and Washington Heights area of
Manhattan)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (Central Park)
Carolina Wren (3, Central Park)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1, Central Park - overwintered)
Hermit Thrush (1, Central Park - overwintered)
American Robin (as noted above, & in Central Park)
Gray Catbird (1, Central Park - overwintered)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (Central Park - overwintered)
European Starling
Eastern Towhee (3, Central Park - overwintered)
[Red] Fox Sparrow (Central Park, and 1 found in Riverside Park)
Song Sparrow (many)
Swamp Sparrow (Central Park - overwintered)
White-throated Sparrow (many)
Dark-eyed Junco (35+, through various areas)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird (in part, as noted above)
Common Grackle (in part, as noted above)
Brown-headed Cowbird (few)
House Finch
American Goldfinch (uncommon just now)
House Sparrow

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"All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the
individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. ~

The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to
include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land. ~

A land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the
land-community to plain member and citizen of it. It implies respect
for his-her fellow-members, and also respect for the community as such."

- Aldo Leopold (18871948), U.S. wildlife biologist, conservationist,
professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand County
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good birding, and thanks to those respecting all wildlife and other
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Date: 3/5/17 3:02 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Great Great Owl Hotspots for Essex County ...
Please note that you will no longer see the markers for 'Bark Eater Inn'
and 'Lime Kilm Rd. & Alstead Hill Rd. vicinity, Keene'. These have been
merged into the hotspot 'stakeout Great Gray Owl, Town of Keene (2017)' by
the hotspot moderator for the county.

I much prefer hotspots that can be used after the stakeout bird is no
longer around.

Clearly this is good birding habitat.

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Date: 3/5/17 1:13 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Alphabetized List of NYS Hotspots with Links
I've added a feature on the alphabetized list of the current 5,520
hotspots. I found I wanted to look at the county list of hotspots while
browsing the alphabetized list so I added a link to the county page. To get
there just click on the county name to the right of each hotspot name.

Alphabetized list: http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/AlphaHotspots

You can get to this list from the main page on the 'Go to >' line by
selecting 'Alphabetized List of Hotspots':

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

Ben

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 5:34 PM, Ben Cacace <bcacace...> wrote:

> I've just setup a page showing all hotspots for New York State
> alphabetized on a single page. There are 'quick links' for every
> alphabetical section from # - Z.
>
> Alphabetical list of hotspots:
> http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/AlphaHotspots
>
> This is based on a page created by Ken Ostermiller for the Ohio state
> wikipage which was the first state with pages setup on the wikispaces site.
> All states with wikipages can be found in the left sidebar of the NYS page
> under 'wikis for eBird Hotspots'.
>
> There is a link to the Alphabetical list of hotspots on the main page
> below on the 'Go To >' line above the bar charts table:
>
> http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York
>
> Enjoy!
> --
> Ben Cacace
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Date: 3/5/17 6:37 am
From: John Kent <jwkent...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe - yes
The Clark's Grebe in Oswego is present as of 9:35 AM, about halfway between the museum and the lighthouse.

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Date: 3/5/17 5:27 am
From: Scott Gilbert <scottgilbert02...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Keene Great Gray Owl
It was out again in same location this morning. I observed it hunting from
7 am to 7:30 am.

Scott Gilbert
Huntington

On Mar 5, 2017 12:16 AM, "Joshua Malbin" <joshuamalbin...> wrote:

> I have not seen a post from today with an update, though there may have
> been one on the NNY list. The owl appeared today at around 5:10 and was
> still hunting in the fields when I gave in to the cold and left at around
> 5:50. We got to see it catch and swallow at least one small mammal.
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Date: 3/5/17 3:32 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Great Grays, 3/4 (Saturday), Massena, St. Lawrence Co. (RMSP)
Two owls continued Saturday, at Massena, NY:

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Date: 3/4/17 9:16 pm
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Keene Great Gray Owl
I have not seen a post from today with an update, though there may have
been one on the NNY list. The owl appeared today at around 5:10 and was
still hunting in the fields when I gave in to the cold and left at around
5:50. We got to see it catch and swallow at least one small mammal.

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Date: 3/4/17 7:28 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC Saturday, 3/4
Since my post the other day mistakenly threw in evening grosbeak on an
othewise-standard bird list (for Central), it was interesting to see
that actual Evening Grosbeaks were reported as flying west past Jones
Beach-West End this morning, by several observers. Not only eyes-out,
but ears open for that species - and incidentally, it has occurred
into May -in NYC- in very good years - nope not too recently!

------------
Saturday, 4 March, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Thanks up-front to the many birders today who were all ethically-
minded in their observing, not only for shy birds, but to and for all
of the many other park-users. There will be parks personnel and
uniformed police available to help, in case any assistance is required
in the coming days, and into the spring. This day was a delight in
part for finding such a diverse mix of birders and nature-observers in
the park, many of them happening to be women, and of everyone, a range
through at least 7 decades of ages; I was privileged to chat with a
few of our most-experienced, as well as a few of our brightest younger
birders, in passing thru one area in the park this afternoon.

(I may add some notes on raptors of various kinds in weeks ahead, not
just yet, as the migrations of many sorts are underway & will continue
well into next month.)

In many ways, the appearance was of a lot of the same species
lingering on; yet there has been & still was this day a sense of
movement, whether of water-birds or passerines - & perhaps of other
kinds. Each day a bit more sun, the nights shorten by a few minutes,
and some birds are on the way no matter a slowing by regional weather-
patterns. I had 2 scans of the CP reservoir & neither provided me any
Loon of any species, while one long-lingering Red-necked Grebe was
especially cooperative for photos near the north edge at one point
(this still the same rehabbed and released individual), and the 2 Pied-
billed Grebes were swimming along together at one point; otherwise,
the reservoir was not all that active; there were a few D.-c.
Cormorants and these have been in other park water-bodies at times
over the past few weeks. The Meer again held a pair of Hooded
Mergansers, a pair of Wood Ducks, American Coot, Gadwalls, Northern
Shovelers and Ruddy Ducks in addition to regulars, including the scene-
stealing Indian Runner Duck (that is a release or escapee). A
gorgeous drake N. Pintail remained at the Pond, in the park's SE
corner, & a good many other species have also lingered in that area to
today.

In the Ravine area of the north woods, among expected species, there
was at least one Golden-crowned Kinglet, & it may have been a migrant
or perhaps a locally-wintered bird. A first-winter Red-headed
Woodpecker continues in its favored areas, a bit west of East 68th
Street within the park, a bit more red on head each day.

Some blackbirds have continued to move, even on the cold nights; many
Common Grackles, and modest numbers of Red-winged Blackbirds; some of
the movements are, or seem to be, most apparent from the extreme north
edges of the park recently, the direction of flight[s] varying a bit
from headed due north, to more north-east.

- - - - - - - - -
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what
you know for sure that just ain't so."
(Mark Twain)

good - and ethical - birding,

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Date: 3/4/17 3:41 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] New York Botanical Garden, Bronx - Saturday March 4, 2017
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
Saturday March 4, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting at 945AM

Canada Goose - flyovers
Mallard - several pairs
Wild Turkey
Mourning Dove - several locations
Ring-billed Gull - flyovers
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 perched, several flyovers
Great Horned Owl - 2 - great spotting by Steve Gott & Ginny DeLiagre
Red-bellied Woodpecker - male & female
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - at least 2
Downy Woodpecker - female
Blue Jay - many
American Crow - at least 2
Fish Crow - small flock
Common Raven - 1
Black-capped Chickadee - 6-10
Tufted Titmouse - 6-10
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1
White-breasted Nuthatch - several
American Robin - 25+
House Finch - pair (Bil Heck)
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow - many
Dark-eyed Junco - 40+
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird - 4
Common Grackle - 6

Two pairs of Wood Ducks were seen by Bob & Jack Rothman on Friday (March 3rd).

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Date: 3/4/17 6:40 am
From: Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull Phoenix Lock Yes
Forgot to mention this in my previous post:

The continuing 1st cycle Thayers Gull was seen at Phoenix Lock this morning as of 8:00AM

-Anthony Ciancimino

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Date: 3/4/17 6:10 am
From: Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clarks Grebe Oswego YES
Currently being seen behind H Lee White Maritime Museum. It's about 9:05 AM

Anthony Ciancimino
Staten Island

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Date: 3/4/17 5:23 am
From: Mary Magistro <mcmagistro...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe
Still present in Oswego river behind H Lee White Marine Museum about 75 ft out south of red buoy #4.

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Date: 3/3/17 9:02 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: NNYBirds: Keene Great Gray Owl update 3/3
Combining two messages Larry Master sent:

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From: Larry Master <lawrencemaster...> [Northern_NY_Birds] <
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Date: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Subject: NNYBirds: Keene Great Gray Owl update
To: Northern NY Birds <northern_ny_birds...>

The owl was seen irregularly throughout the day today and then, like
clockwork, flew to the edge of Lime Kiln Road at 5:17 to start its evening
feeding activity in the view of many onlookers.

Anyone traveling from a distance to see the Great Gray Owl in Keene might
want to consider staying at the nice B&B where the owl and a northern
shrike are hanging out – the Bark Eater Inn (http://www.barkeater.com/).
They have 200 acres of fields and trails to walk. (Disclaimer – I have no
connection with the property but the caretaker, Tyler Nichols, has been
welcoming and pleased that folks ask permission before trespassing.)

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Date: 3/3/17 7:55 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 3 March 2017
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 3, 2017
* NYNY1703.03

- Birds mentioned
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE+
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

ROSS'S GOOSE
KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
EARED GREBE
Osprey
Northern Goshawk
SANDHILL CRANE
American Woodcock
Razorbill
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Tree Swallow
LAPLAND LONGSPUR

- Transcript

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

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

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

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, March 3rd 2017
at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD,
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, SANDHILL CRANE, EARED GREBE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, KING
EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK, ROSS'S GOOSE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL and
LAPLAND LONGSPUR.

New to the area this week were 2 YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS found on Staten
Island. Back on Tuesday an adult male was found at Wolfe's Pond Park in a
flock of foraging Brown-headed Cowbirds and Red-winged Blackbirds and then
on Thursday a female type YELLOW-HEADED was spotted with a similar flock at
Great Kills Park. Neither has been reported on subsequent days.

The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was still in Southold today look for it in the
area of blue house #1625 North Sea Drive. On the south fork check for the
SANDHILL CRANE around the north end of Wainscott Pond or in fields along
Wainscott Hollow Road. It was still there at least to Sunday.

The Oak Beach EARED GREBE was spotted last Sunday and Monday around the
docks in the northwestern corner of the cove near the Sore Thumb. Among the
many ducks there the female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was still in the inlet to
Monday though the female KING EIDER went unreported. A female KING EIDER
was photographed at Point Lookout last Monday and there were 2 female KINGS
off Orient Point yesterday with one seen regularly there before that. Also
at Point Lookout 8 HARLEQUIN DUCKS were reported Monday near the jetties
and another was at Orient Point on Monday.

Of the unusual geese locally only a ROSS'S was reported this on a field off
Oregon Road in Cutchogue last Sunday.

The adult BLACK-HEADED GULL was still off Ditch Plains in Montauk last
Sunday and another was noted off Coney Island Creek Park Tuesday. A
GLAUCOUS GULL was still around Bellport Bay to Wednesday and another was
spotted off Montauk Point Saturday and a 3rd today at Great Kills Park on
Staten Island. An ICELAND GULL was still in Brooklyn last Sunday and a
RAZORBILL was spotted off Fort Tilden Tuesday.

Two reports of immature NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, both photographed, featured
birds in Massapequa Preserve last Sunday and after and in Prospect Park on
Tuesday near the feeders.

Local RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS included an immature still in Central Park
just west of East 68th Street and one at Mashomack Preserve on Shelter
Island. Up to 9 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were counted Saturday around parking
field 2 at Jones Beach West End.

Among arrivals reported recently, besides the AMERICAN WOODCOCK now
displaying throughout our area, have been OSPREY, EASTERN PHOEBE and TREE
SWALLOW.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
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Date: 3/3/17 3:55 pm
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/3; & a thought on SI's YHBL's
Tom makes a great point-

SI birders, including myself, have spent many hours in the surrounding
areas of both Great Kills Park and Wolfe's Pond Park in search of YHBL.

Over the course of the last several days, the large mixed flocks of
BHCO/RWBL feeding in the Oakwood Beach Tidal Marshes (bordering Great Kills
Park) have been highly scrutinized, but have thus far yielded no notable
species.

Similarly, observations of RWBL flocks present in the off-limit areas
within Great Kills Park (model airplane field, education field station
feeders) have yielded no YHBL.

As mentioned in previous posts, the male YHBL found by Professor Veit on
the morning of 2/28 made only a brief appearence, and originally went
unreported on the state list/eBird. We have searched most of the southern
tip of the Island for this and (possibly) other YHBL.

Good birding,

Jose

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 5:15 PM Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> wrote:

It might be worth anyone who is checking out areas around Great Kills Park
on Staten Island (Richmond Co., part of NYC) for possible lingering
Yellow-headed Blackbirds to try at other sites in the vicinity, as the
flocks the Yellow-headeds (an adult male on Tuesday 2/28 - that bird was in
a cowbird-icterid flock at Wolfe's Pond Park when noticed, then the other
individual in less-ostentatious color, from Thursday 3/2 which was at Great
Kills - there are other sites within a short distance where icterids might
be flocking, feeding or roosting; there are in fact many such potential
sites in the SE portion of the island-borough-county alone, & far more
sites around the entire county!)

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Of possible interest to some readers:
http://wildlife.org/migratory-bird-phenology-in-a-changing-climate/

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Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
Friday, 3 March, 2017 -

A less-windy day after Thursday's 50-60mph gusts, but back to 'normal' for
early March, weather-wise, at least for this day - yet, with buds, blooms
and some small leaves appearing that would, in decades past, suggest a
mid-April day! But for birds, it is much the expected for the date - and
some of the same lingering species are still about -

Red-necked Grebe (this bird, on the CP reservoir, has been present for some
weeks since being released after rehabilitation with the Wild Bird Fund on
Manhattan's west side - it was present today, Friday on the reservoir past
mid-day, & a "report" from another water-body in the park seems odd, since
this grebe has not been seen in the multiple this year - there have been
Double-crested Cormorants in the lake & elsewhere, & I have seen a few
folks make an initial identification error on a cormorant, wanting this
grebe as the sighting; the RN Grebe was photographed by several observers
at the reservoir today, in morning & afternoon hours - it continues to roam
the entire reservoir, sometimes very near shore and sometimes not near.)

Common Loon (on the reservoir for many days now, in non-breeding plumage,
as with the above grebe; this bird has often been hard to spot as it may be
in the central area of the reservoir, & can be diving or simply keeping
a lower profile at times)

Red-headed Woodpecker - a young bird gaining color by the week is
continuing in the area of the park just west of East 68 Street, sometimes
can be quite high in branches, & may or may not be that active; patience is
a virtue awaiting this bird to show itself. It is sometimes rather
aggressive with other nearby birds of various species.

Other birds include the reported release of 2 rehabbed American Woodcock
into the park's north end, on Thursday afternoon (3/2), these also coming
from the Wild Bird Fund of Manhattan's west side. There have been some
other & prior woodcocks in the park as well. Ongoing, or passage-migrant
birds this Friday include -

Pied-billed Grebe (2, still at reservoir)
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser (few)
Ruddy Duck
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
[feral] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Eastern Towhee
[red] Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
House Sparrow

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Thanks to all who are respectful of wildlife and other human beings,
Good -and ethical- birding,

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Date: 3/3/17 2:34 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Alphabetized List of NYS Hotspots with Links
I've just setup a page showing all hotspots for New York State alphabetized
on a single page. There are 'quick links' for every alphabetical section
from # - Z.

Alphabetical list of hotspots:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/AlphaHotspots

This is based on a page created by Ken Ostermiller for the Ohio state
wikipage which was the first state with pages setup on the wikispaces site.
All states with wikipages can be found in the left sidebar of the NYS page
under 'wikis for eBird Hotspots'.

There is a link to the Alphabetical list of hotspots on the main page below
on the 'Go To >' line above the bar charts table:

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

Enjoy!
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Date: 3/3/17 2:32 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: RE:[nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/3 (NO Eve/beak! :-)
In my prior post is a cut-and-paste error at the end of a Iist of
species found today (3/3) in CentraI Park (Manhattan) -
there was NO Evening Grosbeak (perhaps hoped-for, but not yet this
year, & not in a whiIe there, either) - sorry for a bit of over-
excitement!

good birding,
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manhattan

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Date: 3/3/17 2:15 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/3; & a thought on SI's YHBL's
It might be worth anyone who is checking out areas around Great Kills
Park on Staten Island (Richmond Co., part of NYC) for possible
lingering Yellow-headed Blackbirds to try at other sites in the
vicinity, as the flocks the Yellow-headeds (an adult male on Tuesday
2/28 - that bird was in a cowbird-icterid flock at Wolfe's Pond Park
when noticed, then the other individual in less-ostentatious color,
from Thursday 3/2 which was at Great Kills - there are other sites
within a short distance where icterids might be flocking, feeding or
roosting; there are in fact many such potential sites in the SE
portion of the island-borough-county alone, & far more sites around
the entire county!)

---
Of possible interest to some readers:
http://wildlife.org/migratory-bird-phenology-in-a-changing-climate/

---------
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
Friday, 3 March, 2017 -

A less-windy day after Thursday's 50-60mph gusts, but back to 'normal'
for early March, weather-wise, at least for this day - yet, with buds,
blooms and some small leaves appearing that would, in decades past,
suggest a mid-April day! But for birds, it is much the expected for
the date - and some of the same lingering species are still about -

Red-necked Grebe (this bird, on the CP reservoir, has been present for
some weeks since being released after rehabilitation with the Wild
Bird Fund on Manhattan's west side - it was present today, Friday on
the reservoir past mid-day, & a "report" from another water-body in
the park seems odd, since this grebe has not been seen in the multiple
this year - there have been Double-crested Cormorants in the lake &
elsewhere, & I have seen a few folks make an initial identification
error on a cormorant, wanting this grebe as the sighting; the RN Grebe
was photographed by several observers at the reservoir today, in
morning & afternoon hours - it continues to roam the entire reservoir,
sometimes very near shore and sometimes not near.)

Common Loon (on the reservoir for many days now, in non-breeding
plumage, as with the above grebe; this bird has often been hard to
spot as it may be in the central area of the reservoir, & can be
diving or simply keeping a lower profile at times)

Red-headed Woodpecker - a young bird gaining color by the week is
continuing in the area of the park just west of East 68 Street,
sometimes can be quite high in branches, & may or may not be that
active; patience is a virtue awaiting this bird to show itself. It is
sometimes rather aggressive with other nearby birds of various species.

Other birds include the reported release of 2 rehabbed American
Woodcock into the park's north end, on Thursday afternoon (3/2), these
also coming from the Wild Bird Fund of Manhattan's west side. There
have been some other & prior woodcocks in the park as well. Ongoing,
or passage-migrant birds this Friday include -

Pied-billed Grebe (2, still at reservoir)
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser (few)
Ruddy Duck
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
[feral] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Eastern Towhee
[red] Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
House Sparrow

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Date: 3/3/17 1:00 pm
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed blackbird on Staten Island
As of 3:30PM the YH Blackbird has not been relocated.

I would also like to remind everyone that Bulkhead Rd. is absolutely
offlimits to the public.

Jose

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 3:11 PM Douglas Futuyma <dfutuyma...> wrote:

> At 2 pm, I received word from Marc Passmann that he and a couple of other
> birders saw neither the blackbird nor the larger flock with which it had
> associated. High wind might have been a problem.
>
> Doug Futuyma
>
> On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 11:41 AM, Simon Taylor <hellosimontaylor...>
> wrote:
>
> If anyone's out looking for this bird today, any reports--positive or
> negative--would be much appreciated. Thanks!
>
> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:25 AM, Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <
> <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> wrote:
>
> This is the area where the cowbird flock/female YH Blackbird is feeding.
> They are moving between this location and a stand of trees within the
> restricted area on the other side of the street.
>
>
> Dropped Pin
> near 205 Buffalo St, Staten Island, NY 10306
> https://goo.gl/maps/VZu4PjAwwz62
>
> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:12 AM Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
> wrote:
>
> For the second time this week Dick Veit has found a yellow headed
> blackbird on Staten Island. There is currently a female at great kills
> park. It is in with a flock of brown headed cowbirds. Being seen on both
> sides of the road near the playground that is under construction. Just a
> word of warning. The area behind the field station is off limits. The bird
> has been seen going in there but please do not go in there as you will be
> ticketed by the cops.
>
> Isaac Grant
> Senior Loan Officer
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Date: 3/3/17 12:12 pm
From: Douglas Futuyma <dfutuyma...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed blackbird on Staten Island
At 2 pm, I received word from Marc Passmann that he and a couple of other
birders saw neither the blackbird nor the larger flock with which it had
associated. High wind might have been a problem.

Doug Futuyma

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 11:41 AM, Simon Taylor <hellosimontaylor...>
wrote:

> If anyone's out looking for this bird today, any reports--positive or
> negative--would be much appreciated. Thanks!
>
> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:25 AM, Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <
> <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> wrote:
>
>> This is the area where the cowbird flock/female YH Blackbird is feeding.
>> They are moving between this location and a stand of trees within the
>> restricted area on the other side of the street.
>>
>>
>> Dropped Pin
>> near 205 Buffalo St, Staten Island, NY 10306
>> https://goo.gl/maps/VZu4PjAwwz62
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:12 AM Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> For the second time this week Dick Veit has found a yellow headed
>>> blackbird on Staten Island. There is currently a female at great kills
>>> park. It is in with a flock of brown headed cowbirds. Being seen on both
>>> sides of the road near the playground that is under construction. Just a
>>> word of warning. The area behind the field station is off limits. The bird
>>> has been seen going in there but please do not go in there as you will be
>>> ticketed by the cops.
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Date: 3/3/17 10:14 am
From: Mike <falecore...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed blackbird on Staten Island
Didn't find it this AM. Left at 9am.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 3, 2017, at 11:41 AM, Simon Taylor <hellosimontaylor...> wrote:
>
> If anyone's out looking for this bird today, any reports--positive or negative--would be much appreciated. Thanks!
>
>> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:25 AM, Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> wrote:
>> This is the area where the cowbird flock/female YH Blackbird is feeding. They are moving between this location and a stand of trees within the restricted area on the other side of the street.
>>
>>
>> Dropped Pin
>> near 205 Buffalo St, Staten Island, NY 10306
>> https://goo.gl/maps/VZu4PjAwwz62
>>
>>> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:12 AM Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> wrote:
>>> For the second time this week Dick Veit has found a yellow headed blackbird on Staten Island. There is currently a female at great kills park. It is in with a flock of brown headed cowbirds. Being seen on both sides of the road near the playground that is under construction. Just a word of warning. The area behind the field station is off limits. The bird has been seen going in there but please do not go in there as you will be ticketed by the cops.
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Date: 3/3/17 8:53 am
From: Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: NNYBirds: Keene Great Gray update
Forwarding

*---------------------------------------*


*Donna L. Schulman, Forest Hills, NY *

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Date: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 11:26 AM
Subject: NNYBirds: Keene Great Gray
To: Northern NY Birds <northern_ny_birds...>


The owl has not been seen yet today and was not seen first thing this
morning when two of us were looking. So the best time to look, like for
many great grays, may be starting the 45-60 minutes before sunset, and
yesterday it was not seen until 30 minutes before sunset (5:15).

Larry Master
Keene
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Date: 3/3/17 8:42 am
From: Simon Taylor <hellosimontaylor...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed blackbird on Staten Island
If anyone's out looking for this bird today, any reports--positive or
negative--would be much appreciated. Thanks!

On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:25 AM, Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <
<jose.ramirez.garofalo...> wrote:

> This is the area where the cowbird flock/female YH Blackbird is feeding.
> They are moving between this location and a stand of trees within the
> restricted area on the other side of the street.
>
>
> Dropped Pin
> near 205 Buffalo St, Staten Island, NY 10306
> https://goo.gl/maps/VZu4PjAwwz62
>
> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:12 AM Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
> wrote:
>
>> For the second time this week Dick Veit has found a yellow headed
>> blackbird on Staten Island. There is currently a female at great kills
>> park. It is in with a flock of brown headed cowbirds. Being seen on both
>> sides of the road near the playground that is under construction. Just a
>> word of warning. The area behind the field station is off limits. The bird
>> has been seen going in there but please do not go in there as you will be
>> ticketed by the cops.
>>
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Date: 3/3/17 8:03 am
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Northern Goshawk Report: Kings Co
Mike Z and I just saw one at Massapequa Preserve - immature, lost it,
trying to relocate. Annoying lady with dogs scared it off

Rob in Massapequa

On Friday, March 3, 2017, Sean Sime <sean...> wrote:

> I just received word a Northern Goshawk was photographed in Prospect Park
> near the feeders this past Tuesday. The bird was posted on Facebook and
> this morning additional photos were posted on the Brooklyn Urban Birders
> page asking for help with the ID (which is clearly a young Goshawk).
> Thank you to Isaac Grant for bringing it to my attention as well as to
> Kathleen Toomey for raising the red flag on Facebook this morning and
> ultimately to the person who took the photos (referred to only as Lotus).
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> Good birding,
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Date: 3/3/17 6:52 am
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Northern Goshawk Report: Kings Co
I just received word a Northern Goshawk was photographed in Prospect Park
near the feeders this past Tuesday. The bird was posted on Facebook and
this morning additional photos were posted on the Brooklyn Urban Birders
page asking for help with the ID (which is clearly a young Goshawk).
Thank you to Isaac Grant for bringing it to my attention as well as to
Kathleen Toomey for raising the red flag on Facebook this morning and
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Date: 3/2/17 5:02 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 02 Mar 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/02/2013
* NYBU1703.02
- Birds mentioned

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Snow Goose
Wood Duck
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Red-shouldered Hawk
Merlin
American Coot
Killdeer
Red-w. Blackbird
Common Grackle

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report
Date: 03/02/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, March 2, 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 February 23
through March 2 from the Niagara Frontier
Region.

In the Lake Ontario Plains, February 23, 100
SNOW GEESE on Marshall Road in the Town of
Yates. Other spring migrants, five WOOD DUCKS
in the Town of Porter, RUDDY DUCK at Wilson
Harbor on Lake Ontario, and AMERICAN COOTS and
NORTHERN SHOVELERS in the Iroquois Refuge.

Also, continuing reports of KILLDEER, RED-W.
BLACKBIRDS and COMMON GRACKLES.

In North Boston, a pair of RED-SHOULDERED
HAWKS on territory, and a MERLIN on Grand
Island.

There will be a BOS meeting, Wednesday, March
8, at 7 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science. A
program will be presented on the Birds of the
Niagara River and Outer Harbor. Visitors are
always welcome at BOS meetings.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, March 9. Please call in your sightings
by noon Thursday. You may report sightings
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Date: 3/2/17 4:47 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

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

For each county on the wiki click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a
Location' line:
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Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
months.

*Lewis County:*
Trumpeter Swan (27-Feb-2017)
Boreal Chickadee (18-Feb-2017)

*Suffolk County:*
Helmeted Guineafowl (24-Feb-2017) [may be reclassified as '*domestic*'
bringing the total # to 478 for NYS]

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Date: 3/2/17 1:19 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Bark Eater Inn, Keene
A marker was created for 'Bark Eater Inn, Keene' in Essex County. The
hotspot should be available within 12 hours.

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

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

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
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Date: 3/2/17 12:07 pm
From: Donna Schulman <queensgirl30...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: NNYBirds: Great Gray Owl in Keene
I don't see that this has been forwarded yet, so here it is.

Donna Schulman
Forest Hills, NY

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From: Larry Master <lawrencemaster...> [Northern_NY_Birds] <
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Date: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 11:42 AM
Subject: NNYBirds: Great Gray Owl in Keene
To: Northern NY Birds <northern_ny_birds...>




A report just surfaced, thanks to photos taken yesterday or the day before
by a neighbor and subsequently sent to others by friend, of a great gray
owl that has apparently spent the last month or so hunting the fields below
(east and northeast) of the Barkeater Inn (a B&B) in Keene. The fields,
which look like prime vole habitat, are easily viewable from Alstead Hill
and Lime Kilm roads. I was just there but did not see the owl but prime
hunting time is not until the late afternoon. I will provide an update if
the owl is seen again.

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Date: 3/2/17 10:29 am
From: Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird Staten Island yes
Just had the previously reported Yellow headed Blackbird at Great Kills Park in Staten Island. The bird was flying in a mixed flock of Brown headed Cowbirds and Red winged Blackbirds near the nature center. The flock then landed in a tree along Bulkhead Rd (which is off access), then quickly flew again. I'm trying to relocate the bird now

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Date: 3/2/17 9:36 am
From: Dave Medd <dmedd906...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clarks grebe
Present now by red buoy

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Date: 3/2/17 6:26 am
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed blackbird on Staten Island
This is the area where the cowbird flock/female YH Blackbird is feeding.
They are moving between this location and a stand of trees within the
restricted area on the other side of the street.


Dropped Pin
near 205 Buffalo St, Staten Island, NY 10306
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On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:12 AM Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> wrote:

> For the second time this week Dick Veit has found a yellow headed
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> sides of the road near the playground that is under construction. Just a
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Date: 3/2/17 6:12 am
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed blackbird on Staten Island
For the second time this week Dick Veit has found a yellow headed blackbird on Staten Island. There is currently a female at great kills park. It is in with a flock of brown headed cowbirds. Being seen on both sides of the road near the playground that is under construction. Just a word of warning. The area behind the field station is off limits. The bird has been seen going in there but please do not go in there as you will be ticketed by the cops.

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Date: 3/2/17 5:31 am
From: Adam J. Nashban <adam...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Union Square Cooper's Hawk
Popped out of the subway at Union Square East and 15th. Looked up and saw a large flock of Pigeons flying around. I am used to seeing lots of pigeons around the square, but to see this many in flight is unusual.

Then saw the Coopers Hawk chasing and trying to pick one off. It tried a few more times until it gave up.

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Date: 3/2/17 5:23 am
From: Mary Magistro <mcmagistro...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe No
I checked the river, and all the little coves that I thought it might shelter in along the harbor but could not locate it this morning. Granted the waves are high and it could be here but not that I could find. Hopefully it will pop up later today or tomorrow when the winds die down.

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Date: 3/1/17 9:36 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Gray day makes for vulture play !
Today was gray & overcast. I attended Mass* at noon (Ash Wednesday) and
when leaving afterward, was greeted by ~ 20 Turkey Vultures (all but 5 in
flight) gliding, turning, trying to stay in place, banking, wheeling -
along with some interacting quite closely with their brethren..breaking
off at the last minute before colliding ! This wind dance was a delight to
behold...a bunch of black marks moving in the sky, while I watched in
place, with a black mark on my forehead !

I returned at ~ 5:30 PM and found their number had risen to ~ 31, all in
the school & firehouse area. By ~ 6 PM, the full had flock relocated to
it's Night Roost, in the 3 large spruce trees on the w/s of Roanoke Ave, at
the intersection of Elton St., Riverhead.

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Date: 3/1/17 8:22 pm
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Black Vultures Broome County
Definitely a major range expansion surge by this species. Wow. Except for
concern for the probable causes, I find this fascinating to witness. And
there are other species on the move, but not quite as dramatic as the Black
Vulture.

Stay tuned!

Rich Guthrie
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The Greene County
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> Interesting – we had 8 on our Chemung Valley Audubon field trip last
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> with Black Vultures this winter-spring.
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Date: 3/1/17 8:11 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clinton Cove & Central Park, NYC 3/1 (+YHBL in Richmond Co., NY: 2/28)
Don't see a 'cross-post' here on the adult male Yellow-headed
Blackbird on Staten Island (Richmond County, NY) - Tuesday morning,
2/28, that Professor Richard Veit, PhD found at the main parking area
to Wolfe's Pond Park, which is off Hylan Blvd.- the report appeared in
the SINaturaList group, which covers Richmond County. It does not
appear that there was a follow-up report, for a later hour, or the
next day (today).
- - - -
John Sepenoski has been wonderfully keeping track of the wintering
Townsend's Solitaire in Southold (Suffolk County) NY, which has now
entered a third month at the same location there along North Sea Drive
(the species may, or may not, hang in through mid-spring, as seen in
some of the birds of this species in New England & in other NYS
occurrences; it will be interesting to read how late, or not, this one
lingers around that site.)
- - -
hm, I will opine that a Lincoln's Sparrow reported at intervals this
winter at Bryant Park (mid-town Manhattan NYC) is rather remarkable as
an over-winterer; there may have been a bit of transitioning in the
bird's plumage &/or this individual may have been (and was) quite
scruffy at times, in its stay there. Anyone able to might attempt good
documentary photos of this bird - I've tried & not done too well, but
have not encountered the species in every (often-brief) stop-in at
this often-busy, ultra-urban park. Incidentally, daffodills & 20+
other types of garden flowers have begun in Central, Riverside, &
other Manhattan park areas, as well as the unfurling of tiny new
leaves on many shrubs and some trees, and buds galore on many more, as
I mention more of in too much detail below ;-o

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Ash Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 -

Pat P.'s report was spot-on for the CP reservoir with 2 Pied-billed
Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, and 1 Common Loon seen there on Tuesday,
as well as a pair of Hooded Mergansers, and a fair number of American
Coots, & Northern Shovelers continuing. It was fun to see & hear
numbers of Red-winged Blackbirds (about 40, with one or more females
in the flock) at the Meer (in the park's NE corner) at day's end
Tuesday as well as nice looks at Wood Ducks (pair) and the 'best bird'
in the park all this winter (an Indian Runner Duck), plus other
waterbirds including American Coot. The park's highest concentration
of American Robins was also to be seen in the park's far-northern end.

The above reservoir situation remained as per the above, for today,
the 1st of March.

Linda Ewing of Brooklyn, USA (Kings County NY) found a first-of-year
Eastern PHOEBE in Prospect Park this Wednesday morning, and inspired
by her sighting, I had time in Manhattan's Central Park to seek the
same, but did not come up with one in that park; however, in a day
when yet again, the high temperature touched 70 (F.) I was inspired to
continue outdoors-ing, and at an unexpected location, Clinton Cove
park (which became better-known last year, thanks to the appearance of
very-surprising Seaside Sparrows after a patch of stormy weather then,
in 2016) - which is on the Hudson river near West 54-55th Streets &
has a bit of varied if minimal habitat, there was a single Eastern
Phoebe, happily finding some insect life in the late-day milding. (The
bird was nearer the north edges of that small park.)

I've not done quite as much spring-migrant birding at or near the
Hudson, but in what I have (& mostly in Riverside Park's northern
areas, closer to home-base), have found E. Phoebe only regularly in
the month of April (there), however in Manhattan overall, there are
February records for that flycatcher species, and many, many sightings
in most recent years by the first day of spring. And, since today
(about 3 weeks ahead of the vernal equinox), at both of these parks I
visited, even at the smaller Clinton Cove, flowers, buds, & small
leaves were all unfurling, & the condition of many garden-park plants
is that of what, in a decade or two prior, would have been "expected"
2-4 weeks later than this date, we have a situation with the urban
parks where 'heat-island" effects make for uncommonly-early bloom
dates, and it's telling to watch native plant species too as they do
(or do not) start to bud or bloom, or even appear above ground - in
Central Park today, I counted more than 2 dozen species of plants in
bloom, & at least a dozen in bloom in the Shakespeare Garden alone
(what some of these do when our NYC temp's fall into the sub-freezing
area for many hours this weekend, I'm not sure) this first day of
March! There have been many insect emergences as well, & so some of
the insectivores will be fine once past the few nights & days of
wintry weather. All of this is part of what's happening globally, and
it may at some point be glaringly evident to everyone that climate-
change is the issue of this age on Planet Earth, affecting every
aspect of human activity and of course all other life in increasing
measure.

One feisty Red-headed Woodpecker still transitioning into full adult
colors is in the area of the park just west of East 68th Street - this
morning, it was fending off Blue Jays, starlings & other takers with
what I interpreted as not only glee, but a bit of NYC 'tude. My sense
is that it is a "she", as females of the family can often be the more-
aggessive, at least away from actual nest-territories, as this & all
known of this species are, when found in Manhattan. (n.b., I've no
proof of it being a female.)

At the Pond in the SE part of Central Park today, the now-alternate
plumaged drake Northern Pintail ("pin" now in place, as Ardith Bondi
noted here recently) was seen easily at the northern part of the pond,
& the oft-visiting Great Blue Heron was rather obvious at the SE outer
edge of the sanctuary, or in the se portion of the pond's inner edges;
it too has been showing a lot of plumage; a drake Wood Duck was
harder (for me) to spot, but was there as well as a few of the other
regulars of all this winter in that area: Brown Thrasher, Eastern
Towhee (male), Swamp Sparrow, & yes, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, these all
noticed just after the morning's thunderstorm passed, & while still
drizzling, in the area on the south side of the skating rink & vicinity.

The Ramble contained some of these same species - Brown Thrasher,
Eastern Towhee, Swamp Sparrow, and a (seen singing, no less) Ruby-
crowned Kinglet that also almost certainly overwintered; there were
also some [red] Fox Sparrows seen in a few areas, including the south
& north ends, & Ramble areas, the latter also including Strawberry
Fields today. Many of the White-throated Sparrows are now in brighter
plumage, but the full-on breeding crispness is not quite there just
yet in most.

These messages may interest some on the NYS list, as they reflect the
strange new realities of global climate change & what we may be seeing
on the local front: (2 reports in one post & added cut&paste) http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=1248059&MLID=NY07&MLNM=New%20York%20Northern

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individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. ~

The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to
include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land. ~

A land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the
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for his-her fellow-members, and also respect for the community as such."

- Aldo Leopold (18871948), U.S. wildlife biologist, conservationist,
professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand County
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good birding, and thanks to those respecting all wildlife and other
park users.

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Date: 3/1/17 8:04 pm
From: William Ostrander <browncreeper9...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Black Vultures Broome County
Interesting – we had 8 on our Chemung Valley Audubon field trip last Saturday, beating our County’s previous high of 2. Something must be up with Black Vultures this winter-spring.



-- Bill Ostrander



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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black Vultures Broome County



We had 7 black vultures today in Vestal, NY. This is a high count for our county of which this specie is rare. Adrian Burke first found them this morning.

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Date: 3/1/17 7:25 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black Vultures Broome County
We had 7 black vultures today in Vestal, NY. This is a high count for our
county of which this specie is rare. Adrian Burke first found them this
morning.

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Date: 3/1/17 6:49 pm
From: Home <drogin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park
In the past couple of weeks the number of Common White-throated Sparrows has declined precipitously. No sign of Grey Catbirds. House Sparrows now rule. The flower beds have been cleared and the daffodil stalks are just days away from bursting. A lone European Starling struts around the bird bath. Typical for March, the Song Sparrows are passing through. I counted three. I hadn't seen the Lincoln Sparrow for almost a month but I found one, perhaps a different fellow, more brown, but in a favorite spot - the northwest corner. I'll keep watch for that harbinger of Spring, the aerodynamically challenged American Woodcock.

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Date: 3/1/17 8:26 am
From: Curt McDermott <Tele-Tek...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Inquiry into Great Gray Owl
Hi All,

Any feedback on sightings or misses of the Great Gray(s) today would be greatly appreciated. The Clarks Grebe was still present at 11:00am today. I can be reached directly or on list.


Thank You and Good Birding,

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Date: 3/1/17 4:54 am
From: Mary Magistro <mcmagistro...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe
Still present at maritime museum between red buoy #2 and pier. If you come be prepared the winds will be at 30 mph and gusts to 50 by this afternoon. Right now it's calm.

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Date: 2/28/17 8:55 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Mar/'17)
Thanks to @Team_eBird for their dedication to keeping eBird.org running
smoothly and for the group of New York State hotspot moderators for their
time reviewing shared location suggestions.

The wiki page site was developed to access data on eBird.org and in places
it includes additional links to birding resources at the county and
location levels. If you have any suggestions for additional links please
send them to me off list.

*Species totals* have been updated for all county pages. This includes the
total number of species with an equivalent color code highlighting the
county name based on colors used on eBird maps. The alphabetical list of
counties on the main page has been updated with total spp. #.

*Hotspot pages*: All location pages have been updated on the wiki. These
include 534 pages representing a total of 1,143 out of 5,455 hotspots (21.0%).
Updates involve # of species and color codings based on species # along
with updated 2017 periods on the bar chart tables displaying the Current
Month: Mar./2017, Prior Month: Feb./2017 and the current two month period
Feb.-Mar./2017 along with the current year: 2017.

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

Counties with *'static' pages* do not need to be maintained on a monthly
basis. These include pages for at least the Top 10 locations: Chautauqua,
Bronx, Hamilton, Jefferson & Onondaga. *Putnam County has all shared
locations* linked to wikipages.

*Bar Charts (Species Lists)*: For all county and top 10 location pages
there are tables showing the months, seasons and several time frames for
the current year. Clicking any of these links will bring up a complete list
of species and other taxa with bar charts representing abundance. To see a
list of species for *all* periods click on the name above the months i.e.
'New York State (478 spp.)' or 'Essex County (270 spp.)'.

*Maps of sightings*: After bringing up a bar chart list you'll see a MAP
button to the right of each species. Clicking this will produce a map of
the latest sightings. Red icons show sightings within the past 30 days.
Click on the icons to see a list of who reported each species and click on
'Checklist' to view their submission. Click on 'Explore Rich Media' in the
right sidebar to view locations with photos, audio or video. These also
exist for any multi-location page combining the hotspots associated with
the location i.e. Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area in Monroe County with
its 17 locations.

*Printable Checklists*: a link has been created to produce an eBird
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Click '*Overview*' on any of the wiki pages to bring up a sortable list of
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Check out '*My Location Life List*', '*My County Life List*' and '*My State
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For each location page click on '*Google Map Directions*' to bring up a
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Date: 2/28/17 5:00 pm
From: Tim Healy <tph56...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] FW: Great Gray Owl at Robert Moses State Park, Massena
For what it is worth, there is an eBird report from yesterday, Monday the 27th, reporting a single Great Gray in the same general area at 5:15. This was apparently after 10 hours on site searching.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34858471

Cheers!
-Tim H

> On Feb 28, 2017, at 7:42 PM, Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger...> wrote:
>
> Mary Curtis reports seeing one Great Gray Owl this afternoon at about 3:45 on Barnhart Island Road just north of Eisenhower Lock. To my knowledge this is the first sighting at Robert Moses State Park since one was seen by many observers in the same location on 25 February, despite large numbers of birders searching Sunday and Monday.
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Date: 2/28/17 4:43 pm
From: Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] FW: Great Gray Owl at Robert Moses State Park, Massena
Mary Curtis reports seeing one Great Gray Owl this afternoon at about 3:45 on Barnhart Island Road just north of Eisenhower Lock. To my knowledge this is the first sighting at Robert Moses State Park since one was seen by many observers in the same location on 25 February, despite large numbers of birders searching Sunday and Monday.

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Date: 2/28/17 2:04 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Red-tailed Hawk subspecies and eBird reporting them
I would think that the dynamics are different in subspecies that are
distributed north vs. south, as opposed to east vs. west. In early October,
the non-resident subspecies of Peregrine Falcon (tundrius) is more numerous
in the our area than the locally breeding form.



I suspect that the Northern Red-tailed Hawk is probably more common than
realized in winter. It's a matter of looking through them - and finding ones
you can feel comfortable identifying as such. There do seem to be
intergrades out there. At least in winter, a lot of Red-tails are in areas
where you can study them. It would be interesting to study the ones that are
here in summer and see how plumage variations compare to that seen in
winter. Easier said than done, as I don't find many that are as easily
accessible ( a little dangerous to stop along the Northern State and LIE for
a better look). For those interested in the subject of Northern Red-tailed
Hawk identification (and not so much the reporting aspect of this), I
recently updated a page that I did last winter. I've added a couple of
pictures of an individual that has been wintering in Queens the last two
years. It's been challenging to get good pictures of it sitting, as it's
very skittish. Not that that clinches anything, but it's in stark contrast
to so many of the tame Red-tails that inhabit Long Island and NYC. The page
can be found at my web site http://stevewalternature.com/ , under Birds,
Photo Galleries (Northern Red-tailed Hawks).





Steve Walter

Bayside, NY


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Date: 2/28/17 1:52 pm
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park Reservoir birds
All three Grebes were at the NE section of Reservoir about 1 pm today:  Red-Necked Grebe moving and diving close to retaining wall; 2 Pied-billed Grebes nearbyCommon Loon seen about 11:15 about middle of Reservoir closer to north sidePair of Hooded Mergansers also in NE cornerBuffleheadsAmerican CootsNorthern Shoveler 2 American Black Ducks in SE area American Kestral perched on roof 91st & Columbus

Pat Pollock2/28/17
On Sunday, 2/26 there were 3 Gadwalls in SE section along with Pied-billed Grebe; Red-Necked Grebe close to edge SW, Common Loon NE
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Date: 2/28/17 8:13 am
From: Michael Schrimpf <michael.schrimpf...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Red-tailed Hawk subspecies and eBird reporting them
Hi all,

I don't usually post to the list - I'm presently a PhD student at Stony
Brook, and also volunteer as an eBird reviewer.

I certainly agree with Shai that in most cases it is safe to assume that
all individuals observed belong to the common taxa, and when those are
reported in regions where this assumption is safe, eBird reviewers are
expected to accept those records. So, those Yellow-shafted Flickers in
Shai's example would all be validated in a NY checklist, even if an
observer may not have studied all 27 of those flickers carefully - that
would not be the case in western Kansas (where reporting flickers to
subspecies does require careful examination).

Speaking for myself (not with any authority from eBird Central) I
respectfully disagree with Shai's claim that it would be "incorrect" to
report those individuals that were seen clearly to subspecies, while
reporting the others to species.

Any analysis of the distribution of one of these taxa will need to make
filtering decisions about how to treat those individuals not recorded to
subspecies, and in this case would treat any 'Northern Flickers' as
Yellow-shafted Flickers, so the total numbers would not wind up being
misleading at all. I suppose that if you are scanning some of the output on
the eBird website, and looking through numbers of Yellow-shafted Flickers
alone (without the context of the rest of the checklist), it could be
misleading, but I see that more as a limitation to the data exploration
tools. Data recorded in different categories can always be lumped, but not
always split, so in my opinion recording finer scale information (like
which individuals you were able to ID to a more specific taxa) should not
be considered 'incorrect'. That is actually one reason why I make more
liberal use of the "spuh" and "slash" categories in eBird than many other
users.

While these are my views on the topic, I would welcome input from the eBird
team leaders (who have had many similar discussions internally and on the
eBird reviewer listserv). I've cc'ed Marshall Iliff here, and will put the
question to the reviewer listserv as well.

Cheers,
Michael Schrimpf
Suffolk County

On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 9:39 AM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
wrote:

> Hi Rich and all,
>
> This is a very interesting piece and definitely a helpful way to begin a
> broader conversation on this topic within the bird records community.
>
> As explained in this article, the question of how to report species and
> their subspecies is quite complex. I've thought about this a lot and have
> derived a set of guidelines that can be applied to the problem in a more
> general way, including the related challenge of reporting other sets of
> nested taxa, such as spuhs and their constituent species.
>
> Having read the article on Red-tailed Hawk taxa in Vermont, there are some
> issues that I think deserve extra emphasis.
>
> At the level of species and their subspecies, in most situations there is
> exactly one identifiable subspecies that is overwhelmingly more frequent
> and abundant than any other subspecies at any given site and any given
> date. There are actually surprisingly few situations in which the second
> most likely subspecies of a given species occurs frequently enough that it
> poses any challenge to the simple equation that a report of the species
> equals a report of the default subspecies in that situation.
>
> For a large number of species, only one subspecies has ever been recorded
> in a given area. For instance, all Northern Flickers ever studied
> critically in New York State have been Yellow-shafted, without even one
> exception in all of time. It would be flatly incorrect and misleading to
> include on a Vermont eBird checklist something like:
>
> 23 Northern Flicker--migrating
> 4 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)--studied carefully
>
> Such an approach would mis-represent the number of Yellow-shafted Flickers
> observed, and the appropriate approach is to report 27 flickers as one line
> item, and it doesn't really matter which category one uses because they are
> effectively identical in Vermont in the 21st Century.
>
> At the next level of complexity, there are many cases in which one
> subspecies occurs regularly whereas others occur as rare vagrants. Thus, it
> can be presumed that all Brant observed on Long Island are hrota unless
> explicitly suspected as something else. It is simply an error to record
> something like this on a checklist from Jamaica Bay:
>
> 1 Brant (Black)--photos
> 300 Brant (Atlantic)--studied carefully
> 2,000 Brant--estimated
>
> Again, this grossly mis-represents the number of Atlantic Brant observed.
> The 2,000 neglected Brant can be assumed to be hrota because the greatest
> conceivable number of vagrant orientalis, bernicla, etc. that could be
> present is a very small number, hovering around zero at all times, and
> clearly smaller than the error implicit in the estimate. Whether one uses
> "Brant" or "Brant (Atlantic)" is almost irrelevant because the two are
> quantitatively equivalent on Long Island, but one should never use both.*
>
> Examples of genuine numerical uncertainty are really quite few in the
> northeastern United States. Familiar examples include Greater and Lesser
> Snow Goose (though these are quite difficult to identify and should
> probably be left alone under most circumstances for that reason alone), and
> Yellow and Western Palm Warblers. Apparently Red-tailed Hawks in Vermont
> represent another example of this sort of exceptional case, because
> abieticola is suspected to occur, at least potentially, at a high enough
> frequency in some seasons that it would be inaccurate to presume that all
> Red-tailed Hawks are borealis.
>
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore, NY
>
> *An exception to this guideline arises when a specific individual bird is
> intermediate-looking and has to be listed as generic "Brant" (with copious
> notes and photos) because it looks neither like prevailing hrota nor
> vagrant orientalis--or when a particular swan grebe might be listed as
> "Aechmophorus sp." because it looks different from the regular vagrant
> "Western Grebe" but sounds different from the mega-rarity "Clark's
> Grebe".....:)
> ________________________________________
> From: <bounce-121283286-11143133...> [
> <bounce-121283286-11143133...>] on behalf of Richard Guthrie [
> <richardpguthrie...>]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7:30 AM
> To: NYSBIRDS_L; <hmbirds...>; <midhudsonbirds...>
> Cc: <iworley...>
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red-tailed Hawk subspecies and eBird reporting them
>
> With Ian's permission, I'm delighted to share his informative article
> about differentiating Red-tailed Hawk subspecies that may also be found in
> New York State. To read the article and see the pictures, please visit the
> Vermont eBird website at:
>
> http://ebird.org/content/vt/news/red-tailed-hawks-
> recognizing-subspecies-in-vermont/
>
> And feel free to visit Vermont and report your hawk, and songbird, duck,
> woodpecker, etc. sightings up there as well. : )
>
> Rich Guthrie
> New Baltimore,
> The Greene County,'
> New York
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ian Worley <iworley...><mailto:<iworley...>>
> Date: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 7:06 PM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Red-tailed Hawk subspecies in Vermont .... and how to
> submit them to eBird
> To: <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>
>
>
> Red-tailed Hawk subspecies are catching birders' eyes in neighboring
> states, and now in Vermont. How are they recognized and how should they be
> reported to eBird and the Vermont Bird Records Committee? What if I'm not
> interested in the subspecies?
>
> These questions are answered in a new article just published on the
> Vermont eBird website: http://ebird.org/content/vt/news/red-tailed-hawks-
> recognizing-subspecies-in-vermont/
>
> If you have questions regarding eBird entries of subspecies, feel free to
> contact any of the six Vermont eBird county coordinators/reviewers: Sue
> Elliot, Craig Provost, Spencer Hardy, Kyle Jones, Ian Worley, and Kent
> McFarland.
>
> Good birding to all as spring migration rolls in during the next many
> weeks!
>
> Ian
>
> ...............................................
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Date: 2/28/17 7:55 am
From: Todd Olson <gothamdweller...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Lower Manhattan, also Bronx (Zoo) late winter notes
No chase-able rarities in this note, but hopefully of interest...
Yesterday, after many months absence I saw again an unusually colored
American Kestrel - male bird with a very dark slate-colored ventral side.
It was accompanied in flight by a normally plumaged female. This seen as
flyover at the newly minted NYC AIDS Memorial Park at 76 Greenwich Avenue
in West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. I understand that melanism is
rare in American Kestrel, and I hope to get an opportunity to photograph
this individual should it remain.

From the Bronx Zoo, numbers of Rusty Blackbird dwindling of late. For many
weeks they have been in reliably good numbers from areas near Tiger
Mountain, Northern Ponds, and wet wooded drainage areas near Children's Zoo
and Bison Range. Numbers of Common Grackle and Red-winged Blackbird now
increasing, though generally the Rusties are keeping to themselves as they
forage on wet leaf litter and sing from associated riparian growth.

The Zoo has hosted overwintering Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Towhee, and
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Fox Sparrow are beginning to sing, and a Swamp
Sparrow persists from the saltmarsh fleabane covered island in Bronx River
near the Fordham Road entrance. Curiously the Zoo's conifer patches are
devoid of Red-breasted Nuthatch which birders have been reliably finding
just across Fordham Road in the New York Botanical Garden.

Todd Olson, greater NYC

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Date: 2/28/17 6:41 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Red-tailed Hawk subspecies and eBird reporting them
Hi Rich and all,

This is a very interesting piece and definitely a helpful way to begin a broader conversation on this topic within the bird records community.

As explained in this article, the question of how to report species and their subspecies is quite complex. I've thought about this a lot and have derived a set of guidelines that can be applied to the problem in a more general way, including the related challenge of reporting other sets of nested taxa, such as spuhs and their constituent species.

Having read the article on Red-tailed Hawk taxa in Vermont, there are some issues that I think deserve extra emphasis.

At the level of species and their subspecies, in most situations there is exactly one identifiable subspecies that is overwhelmingly more frequent and abundant than any other subspecies at any given site and any given date. There are actually surprisingly few situations in which the second most likely subspecies of a given species occurs frequently enough that it poses any challenge to the simple equation that a report of the species equals a report of the default subspecies in that situation.

For a large number of species, only one subspecies has ever been recorded in a given area. For instance, all Northern Flickers ever studied critically in New York State have been Yellow-shafted, without even one exception in all of time. It would be flatly incorrect and misleading to include on a Vermont eBird checklist something like:

23 Northern Flicker--migrating
4 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)--studied carefully

Such an approach would mis-represent the number of Yellow-shafted Flickers observed, and the appropriate approach is to report 27 flickers as one line item, and it doesn't really matter which category one uses because they are effectively identical in Vermont in the 21st Century.

At the next level of complexity, there are many cases in which one subspecies occurs regularly whereas others occur as rare vagrants. Thus, it can be presumed that all Brant observed on Long Island are hrota unless explicitly suspected as something else. It is simply an error to record something like this on a checklist from Jamaica Bay:

1 Brant (Black)--photos
300 Brant (Atlantic)--studied carefully
2,000 Brant--estimated

Again, this grossly mis-represents the number of Atlantic Brant observed. The 2,000 neglected Brant can be assumed to be hrota because the greatest conceivable number of vagrant orientalis, bernicla, etc. that could be present is a very small number, hovering around zero at all times, and clearly smaller than the error implicit in the estimate. Whether one uses "Brant" or "Brant (Atlantic)" is almost irrelevant because the two are quantitatively equivalent on Long Island, but one should never use both.*

Examples of genuine numerical uncertainty are really quite few in the northeastern United States. Familiar examples include Greater and Lesser Snow Goose (though these are quite difficult to identify and should probably be left alone under most circumstances for that reason alone), and Yellow and Western Palm Warblers. Apparently Red-tailed Hawks in Vermont represent another example of this sort of exceptional case, because abieticola is suspected to occur, at least potentially, at a high enough frequency in some seasons that it would be inaccurate to presume that all Red-tailed Hawks are borealis.

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore, NY

*An exception to this guideline arises when a specific individual bird is intermediate-looking and has to be listed as generic "Brant" (with copious notes and photos) because it looks neither like prevailing hrota nor vagrant orientalis--or when a particular swan grebe might be listed as "Aechmophorus sp." because it looks different from the regular vagrant "Western Grebe" but sounds different from the mega-rarity "Clark's Grebe".....:)
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From: <bounce-121283286-11143133...> [<bounce-121283286-11143133...>] on behalf of Richard Guthrie [<richardpguthrie...>]
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7:30 AM
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Cc: <iworley...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red-tailed Hawk subspecies and eBird reporting them

With Ian's permission, I'm delighted to share his informative article about differentiating Red-tailed Hawk subspecies that may also be found in New York State. To read the article and see the pictures, please visit the Vermont eBird website at:

http://ebird.org/content/vt/news/red-tailed-hawks-recognizing-subspecies-in-vermont/

And feel free to visit Vermont and report your hawk, and songbird, duck, woodpecker, etc. sightings up there as well. : )

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore,
The Greene County,'
New York

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Date: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 7:06 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Red-tailed Hawk subspecies in Vermont .... and how to submit them to eBird
To: <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>


Red-tailed Hawk subspecies are catching birders' eyes in neighboring states, and now in Vermont. How are they recognized and how should they be reported to eBird and the Vermont Bird Records Committee? What if I'm not interested in the subspecies?

These questions are answered in a new article just published on the Vermont eBird website: http://ebird.org/content/vt/news/red-tailed-hawks-recognizing-subspecies-in-vermont/

If you have questions regarding eBird entries of subspecies, feel free to contact any of the six Vermont eBird county coordinators/reviewers: Sue Elliot, Craig Provost, Spencer Hardy, Kyle Jones, Ian Worley, and Kent McFarland.

Good birding to all as spring migration rolls in during the next many weeks!

Ian

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Date: 2/28/17 6:25 am
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park 59th St Pond Pintail
Is currently on the Pond in the western area near where the Great Blue is usually seen.

Ardith Bondi
NYC
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Date: 2/28/17 6:23 am
From: Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe
Grebe came in real close to the pier by the Maritime Museum in Oswego.
Thanks to Mary Magistro's posting and sharp eyes for alerting us to the
bird's presence.
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Date: 2/28/17 4:31 am
From: Mary Magistro <mcmagistro...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe
Still present this morning from the Marine Museum in Oswego NY. Distant , between end of pier and red bouy #2.



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Date: 2/27/17 8:56 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 2/27 (& Oswego NY Clark's Grebe update)
Seen by multiple observers (not I) today, Monday 2/27, was the state-
record Clark's Grebe (pending acceptance by NYSARC, of course!) at
Oswego, NY's harbor area, near the "maritime museum" at times in the
morning - and: "In channel near red buoy #4", from at least 4
observers later in the day. (No other updates for today seem to have
been posted by anyone to this NYState list-serve, with the exception
of inclusion in today's Syracuse RBA - a number of current eBird
checklists were made available and are appreciated- it is a
significant bird!)

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Since there was a bit of "chatter" in this list regarding 2 "pinioned"
swans, strongly-presumed to be (not free-flying) Trumpeter Swans, at
Armonk, NY in Westchester County on 2/27 - the eBird list with photos
& comment from Debbie van Zyl adds to that discussion: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34849912

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Monday - 27 February, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Thanks to Ardith Bondi for an update on The Pond's recent-ongoing
waterbirds, that area in the park's southeast corner.

Present at the Red-headed Woodpecker site (west of East 68-69th Street
area, within the park) was one of our most acclaimed nature
photographers and birders, seeing the woodpecker, mostly high in trees
later in the day, was a secondary treat; it was rather less vocal than
on some other occasions, perhaps due in part to the hour. Seeing the
red coming in about the head on this bird requires sharp eyes, good
optics, bright lighting, and-or cooperation by the bird (or some combo
thereof).

At the CP reservoir, photographed today were: Common Loon, Pied-
billed Grebe, Red-necked Grebe (the Loon, in basic [winter-type]
plumage as are the ongoing 2 grebe species there, was seen out in the
central parts of the reservoir but came in a bit to the SE for a time,
then retreated to the center area, it was in among many Canada Geese
at times.

A general departure of some of the recent visitors, including some
that were around for part of the winter, has been ongoing in the past
week; goose flocks, modest numbers of ducks, cormorants, and various
other species-groups have moved on - notably, these included a number
of sparrows, esp. Song & {red] Fox Sparrows - although each species is
continuing in smaller numbers thru today, and more of them can be
anticipated with fresh movements on tap - and of many icterid species-
flocks, primarily Red-winged Blackbird & Common Grackle in good
numbers. American Robins, and to a less-evident extent in Central,
Killdeer and American Woodcock have pushed through, with more of all
of these also likely in coming weeks.

Plants in bloom already are of more than 20 varieties and some among
these include native species, but a majority are ornamental & not
native to the area or (some) to the nation - all are of course very
welcomed! These include a few very early cherry varieties (Great Lawn
circle & elsewhere), a few early azalea varieties (various locations),
& in many areas, the start of so-called "cornelian cherry", better
called by its scientific name, Cornus mas - this small tree is nearly
ubiquitous in much of Central Park, & can at times attract early-
season migrants, as can any of a number of tree, shrub, and forb
species which may be in bud or bloom soon. There is a high potential
for an early start to bloom & to some leaf-out this year, with the
very odd mild temperatures on so many days this month, and at times
earlier in the winter, and depsite a few modest snowfall events. Many
species of insect (for this early in the season) have been observed in
their adult forms already, & the buds & blooms out or soon to be out
may encirage more insect life, good for a multitude of birds, some not
quite here just yet.

Some of the additional species found today in Central were: Double-
crested Cormorant, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Black Duck,
Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser (few),
Ruddy Duck, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel,
American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, [American] Herring Gull, Great
Black-backed Gull, [feral] Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Belted
Kingfisher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy
Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee,
Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch,
Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet (overwintered, not fresh arrivals), Hermit Thrush (one,
overwintered), American Robin, Gray Catbird (overwintered), Northern
Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher (overwintered), European Starling,
Eastern Towhee (overwintered), Swamp Sparrow (overwintered), White-
throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged
Blackbird (few), Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, House
Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow - and likely a few
additional species!

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man who understood what a man has to know in the world. Show me a real
man now! Where are they?" - Christine Ellen 'Chrissie' Hynde, a
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good birding, and thanks to those respecting all wildlife and other
park users.

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Date: 2/27/17 3:06 pm
From: Tom Johnson <tbj4...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Great Gray Owl - near Fort Covington, Franklin Co. 2/27
NYSbirders,
Doug Gochfeld, Melissa Roach, and I are watching a Great Gray Owl east of
Fort Covington, Franklin County in a backyard on the south side of
Burns-Holden Rd. at these GPS coordinates: 44.99233, -74.46760.
We didn't have any luck with owls earlier in the afternoon at Robert Moses
SP near Massena.

Good luck!
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Cape May, NJ

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Date: 2/27/17 2:26 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- February 27 2017
*  NYSY  02.27.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 20, 2017 - February 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: February 27  AT 5 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of February 20, 2017.
Highlights--------------
CLARK’S GREBECACKLING GOOSEROSS’S GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONGOLDEN EAGLEBLACK VULTURELESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND GULLTHAYER’S GULLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLLONG-EARED OWLGREAT GRAY OWL (Extralimital)NORTHERN SHRIKE


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     2/22: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the Audubon Center north of Savannah.     2/24: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen from East Road.     2/25: A CACKLING GOOSE and a SHORT-EARED OWL were seen from Carncross Road.     2/26: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen from East Road. An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in Tschache Pool and was relocated today.

Onondaga County------------
     2/21: A GLAUCAOUS GULL was seen at the end of the Creek Walk at the south end of Onondaga Lake.     2/23: A LONG-EARED OWL was seen and photographed in Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse.     2/25: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen on Beaver Lake west of Baldwinsville.     2/26: A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL continues on the Bog Trail at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

Oswego County------------
     2/22: A potential first New York State record CLARK’S GREBE was discovered in Oswego Harbor. It has been seen and photographed daily including today and the general consensus is that it is a CLARK’S GREBE     2/23: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Oswego Harbor and another was seen at Derby Hill at the Hawk Watch. A SNOWY OWL was also seen at Derby Hill.     2/25: A ROSS’S GOOSE was seen in flight with Snow Geese at Oswego Harbor.     2/26: THAYER’S GULL, ICELAND GULL and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continue at the dam on the Oswego River in Phoenix.

Oneida county------------     2/25: 6 BLACK VULTURES were seen and well photographed feeding on a carcass on Westmorland Road in Whitesboro. A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OW was seen at Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.

Extralimital------------
     Up to 3 GREAT GRAY OWLS were still being seen at Robert Moses State Park near Massena in St. Lawrence County. However the last positive sighting was on 2/25 On Robinson Bay Road.

Migrants this week.-----------------------
FOX SPARROWGREEN-WINGED TEALNORTHERN SHOVELERPINTAILAMERICAN WOODCOCKAMERICAN PIPIT
     


-end report 
    
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Date: 2/27/17 12:17 pm
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park 59th St Pond (2/26, 27)
Yesterday, Feb. 26, after searching around the Pond, I finally found the
Northern Pintail male that's been at the Pond for the winter. He was
sleeping in the dark part of the Pond and had not come in earlier with
the other ducks for tourists feeding them like he used to. A (the) Great
Blue Heron wasn't far, also towards the west side of the south part of
the Pond. A (the) male Wood Duck was under the bridge and a (the)
American Coot was swimming around. In addition, there were the usual
Mallards, Black Ducks, Muscovy and domestic duck derivatives.

This morning, I returned around 9 am, and the Pintail was in the same
area, swimming, dabbling and drinking. After I had been there for about
10 minutes, he went back to sleep. Hoping that he had moved for better
photos, since I was still in the neighborhood, I returned about 2 hours
later, and I could no longer find him anywhere on the Pond. He is now in
full breeding plumage, complete with a nice long pin-tail. I am curious
if anyone sees him again in the park, or whether he's left. The rest of
the duck and Canada Goose population down there seems about the same as
yesterday, and, if possible, is all paired off (there is a significant
excess of males). For those who have followed the mottly duck population
down there, the very pale vocal hybrid was mating with a male Mallard
this morning (so, she is a female).

Ardith Bondi

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Date: 2/27/17 8:22 am
From: Carena Pooth <carena...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBirders: County & State Listing made EASY
Hello Listers!



OK, so the NYSOA County & State Listing deadline is just 2 days away. A
friend of mine pointed out that some time ago I wrote a simple tutorial on
how to use eBird to easily grab your state and county totals for the NYSOA
County & State Listing project/competition. Why didn't I think of that a
long time ago? Is old age creeping up on me? Or is it just that these
rarities keep showing up to distract me? (I prefer to think it's the
latter!)



In any case, I hope the simple "how-to" below will help some of you get your
report in for 2016. Remember, you can submit just one number (e.g. state
life total, county life total, etc.) or as many as you wish to! All numbers
for the NYSOA report are LIFE totals with one exception - you can enter your
NYS year total if you wish to.



So if you'd like to give it a try between now and Wednesday for the 2016
report, below are the easy-peasy steps using eBird!



Carena Pooth

NYSOA (New York State Ornithological Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3)
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1. Just to give you an easy way to jot down the numbers, print the
form: http://nybirds.org/CountyLists/web2016/CountyListForm2016.pdf
<http://nybirds.org/CountyLists/web2016/CountyListForm2016.pdf%20>

As you complete the steps below, write the numbers onto page 2 of the form.

When you have all the numbers you want to submit, you can enter them online
at
http://nybirds.org/CountyLists/web2016/CountyReportingForm2016.html

Or you can complete page 1 as well and get the whole thing to me by email or
fax (see details on form).



2. Go to http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ and login.

STATE TOTALS (as of 12/31/16):

3. Click My eBird and then the "State/Province" tab.

4. For your NYS LIFE total, use the "Life" number shown for New York.
If you're not sure whether you picked up any new NYS lifers since 12/31/16,
do the following:

a. Click the number in the "Life" column.

b. On the next screen, click the word "Date" (the rightmost column
header).
That will sort the sightings by date.

c. Scroll to the bottom to see if any new lifers in 2017; use the
appropriate number from column 1.

5. For your NYS YEAR total:

a. Click My eBird and then the "State/Province" tab.

b. Click the number in the "Year" column next to New York.

c. On the next screen, change the year above the listing to 2016.

d. Scroll to the bottom and use the number in column 1 for your NYS
2016 year list total.


COUNTY LIFE TOTALS (as of 12/31/16):

6. Click My eBird and then the "County" tab.

7. For your NYSOA county listing report, you will be entering only LIFE
numbers for counties, so for the most part you can just use the "Life"
number shown for each county. If you're not sure whether you picked up a new
county lifer since 12/31/16, do the following for each county you want to
check:

a. Click the number in the Life column.

b. On the next screen, click the word "Date" (the rightmost column
header). That will sort the sighting by date.

c. Scroll to the bottom to see if any new lifers in 2017; use the
appropriate number from column 1.



One last thing.MAKE SURE YOU DON'T COUNT SPECIES THAT ARE NOT ON THE
Checklist of the Birds of New York State in your totals (e.g. Chukar or new
NYS species not yet accepted by NYSARC). The checklist is online at
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Date: 2/27/17 8:14 am
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] [CT Birds] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport
They are in NY if the map is correct, not CT.  As I mentioned to Drew when he found them they are probably semi captive since they are hanging out in an atypical site.  Many businesses place swans including tundras, whoopers and trumpeters on their ponds for display.  The University of MA Amherst had for many years a pair of Trumpeters that were kept on their pond.   I would be very hesitant to call them truly wild birds.  If I were a wild swan I'd be on one of the many large lakes in the nearby area not a small pond.
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From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To:
Cc: "<ctbirds...>" <ctbirds...>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport

Gail Benson posted this to NYBirds about an hour ago. The birds are in fact
TRUMPETER SWANS but they both appear to be missing flight feathers.
Trumpeter Swans typically molt during the breeding season so the
possibility of them being wild birds is at this point very questionable.

Date: Mon Feb 27 2017 8:44 am
From: gbensonny AT gmail.com


The two swans appear to be Trumpeter Swans without flight feathers
(pinioned). So we expect they will be there for awhile.   Tom Burke &
Gail BensonOn Feb 27, 2017 9:39 AM, "Carole Griffiths"
<Carole.Griffiths...> wrote:


On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Ryan Maclean <ryanmac335...> wrote:

> These may be the same 2 individuals recorded by Drew Panko and Trudy
> Battaly on the Greenwich Stamford Christmas Bird Count.
>
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 6:57 AM, Steven Martin via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> Cross-posted, birds are technically in CT.
>>
>> Two adult Tundra Swans seen at approx. 0640 from road in pond across the
>> street from King St. office complex.
>>
>> Location at Google link or coordinates below:
>>
>> https://goo.gl/maps/4kgbJpdxgFG2
>>
>> 41.0919327, -73.7214767
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Date: 2/27/17 6:45 am
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Swans near Westchester Airport - correction
The two swans appear to be Trumpeter Swans without flight feathers
(pinioned). So we expect they will be there for awhile. Tom Burke & Gail
Benson

On Feb 27, 2017 9:39 AM, "Carole Griffiths" <Carole.Griffiths...>
wrote:

Still there across from 113 King
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*Sent:* Monday, February 27, 2017 6:46:26 AM
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Two adult Tundra Swans seen at approx. 0640 from road in pond across the
street from King St. office complex.

Location at Google link or coordinates below:

https://goo.gl/maps/4kgbJpdxgFG2

41.0919327, -73.7214767
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Date: 2/27/17 6:39 am
From: Carole Griffiths <Carole.Griffiths...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport
Still there across from 113 King
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 6:46:26 AM
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport

Two adult Tundra Swans seen at approx. 0640 from road in pond across the street from King St. office complex.

Location at Google link or coordinates below:

https://goo.gl/maps/4kgbJpdxgFG2

41.0919327, -73.7214767
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Date: 2/27/17 3:47 am
From: Steven Martin <hazard8726...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport
Two adult Tundra Swans seen at approx. 0640 from road in pond across the
street from King St. office complex.

Location at Google link or coordinates below:

https://goo.gl/maps/4kgbJpdxgFG2

41.0919327, -73.7214767

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Date: 2/26/17 5:28 pm
From: Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Great Gray Owls NOT seen today at Robert Moses State Park, Massena
Greg Lawrence spent much of today at Robert Moses State Park and tells me that no Great Gray Owls were seen today. Also, no reports have been submitted to eBird from today so far.

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Date: 2/26/17 3:11 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sunday Feb. 26, 2017 - 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches & Red-headed Woodpecker
Central Park NYC
Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the Boathouse Cafe at 9:30am

Highlights: 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches near the Boathouse. Red-headed Woodpecker continues at the Dene, and Red-necked Grebe (WBF release) continues on the Reservoir.

Reservoir birds were seen from the south and west sides only.

Canada Goose - 56 Reservoir
American Black Duck - 2 Reservoir & some Mallard x Am. Black Duck hybrids
Mallard - 63 Reservoir, others on the Lake & Turtle Pond
Northern Shovler - 57 (12 Reservoir, 12 Turtle Pond, 33 Lake near Upper Lobe)
Bufflehead - 6 Reservoir (before walk)
Hooded Merganser - 3 (1 Reservoir before walk, 2 Lake near the Point)
Ruddy Duck - 53 (52 Reservoir, 1 Lake)
Pied-billed Grebe - 1 Reservoir (before walk)
Red-necked Grebe - WBF release continues Reservoir
Mourning Dove - several locations
American Coot - 3 Reservoir
Ring-billed Gull - few Reservoir
Herring Gull - around 30 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 15 Reservoir
Cooper's Hawk - first-winter at the Oven spotted by Peter Haskel
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 flyovers, 1 perched on the San Remo
Red-headed Woodpecker - first-winter bird continues at the Dene
Red-bellied Woodpecker - several locations
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Shakespeare Garden & north of the source of the Gill
Downy Woodpecker - several locations
Blue Jay - several locations
Black-capped Chickadee - throughout
Tufted Titmouse - throughout
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 3 near Boathouse
White-breasted Nuthatch - 7
Carolina Wren - near Summer House (before walk)
House Finch - 4 (feeders & Maintenance Field)
American Goldfinch - several at feeders & near Tupelo Field
Eastern Towhee - male near Boathouse
Fox Sparrow - Maintenance Field & feeders
Song Sparrow - Maintenance Field
White-throated Sparrow - many
Dark-eyed Junco - few
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - Maintenance Field (before walk)

Susan Kirby tweeted the Great Blue Heron at the Pond (59th Street). Ed Gaillard tweeted an American Woodcock at the Upper Lobe.

Some Red Maples are starting to bloom, in time for the first phoebes.

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Date: 2/26/17 1:59 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

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

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

Green represents a New York State first.

*Oswego County:*
Clark's Grebe (22-Feb-2017)
White-tailed Eagle (24-Apr-1993)

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Date: 2/26/17 11:27 am
From: Peter Feinberg <peter.feinberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe YES
CLGR currently being observed from Maritime Museum. Very active, very
close to pier.


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Date: 2/26/17 11:02 am
From: Adrian Burke <aburke173...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Montezuma NWR Eurasian Wigeon
Adult male Eurasian wigeon was just visible at Tschache Pool with many
American wigeon, distant looking north from the viewing area with the tower
(scope necessary). Quite a few Tundra Swans and Northern Pintail, as well
as Snow Geese moving around, etc.

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Date: 2/26/17 10:52 am
From: John Gluth <jgluth...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Oak Beach (Suffolk Co.): Eared Grebe and Barrow's Goldeneye - YES
Saw the continuing female Barrow's Goldeneye this morning from the small parking toward the western end of Oak Beach Road. Later, in a quest for a closer look at the bird with better lighting, I went to Overlook Beach and hiked east to the Sore Thumb (Fire Island inlet). The views of the Barrow's were not significantly closer from this vantage point, but the angle of light was much better - the bird's all orange-yellow bill really shone. But what really made the 2.5 mile round trip hike worth it was refinding the EARED GREBE found last weekend but apparently not seen since then (2/19). It was tucked into the NW corner of the cove, close to the private docks there, and likely wouldn't be detectable from the Oak Beach parking lot mentioned earlier. Excellent views were enjoyed from as close as 25 yards.

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Date: 2/26/17 7:39 am
From: Carney, Martin <carneym...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Point Lookout and Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Beautiful afternoon for birding. Had a male Harlequin and approximately
15 Purple Sandpipers on the middle jetty at Pt. Lookout,and one Lapland
Longspur with Horned Larks in front of Nature Center...Martin Carney

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Date: 2/26/17 7:34 am
From: Brent Bomkamp <bbomkamp...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe and Thayer's Gull cont. (Oswego Co.)
The Clark's Grebe is currently (10:30 AM) in view from the east side of the
marine museum pier.

At the Phoenix lock, the 1st cycle Thayer's Gull continues (as of 10:00 AM).

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Date: 2/26/17 7:12 am
From: Karen Fung <easternbluebird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Lapland Longspurs Jones Beach WE2 (Nassau)
As many as nine, in various plumages, moving around with a few Horned Larks in the dunes, viewed from the south and eastern edges of the parking lot

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Date: 2/25/17 1:26 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] New York Botanical Garden, Bronx - Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, et al., on a bird walk starting at 9:45am


Highlights: Golden-crowned Kinglets, Fox Sparrows, Wood Ducks & Wild Turkey

Canada Goose - flyovers
Wood Duck - 9 (5 drakes & 4 hens)
Mallard - not many
Wild Turkey - female - very tame
Mourning Dove
Cooper's Hawk - seen by Bill Heck before the walk
Red-tailed Hawk - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - several
Hairy Woodpecker - female
American Crow - 2 calling flyovers
Blue Jay - many
Black-capped Chickadee - 5 together at the Swale, others elsewhere
Tufted Titmouse - moderate numbers
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 3
White-breasted Nuthatch - several
Carolina Wren - singing
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3
American Robin - several locations
Fox Sparrow - 2
Song Sparrow - at least 4
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco - small flocks at several locations
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird - several males, some singing
Common Grackle - many flyovers, some courtship displays from perched birds

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Date: 2/25/17 9:10 am
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Great gray owls Massena
3 owls seen so far this morning. 1 close views campground road

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Date: 2/25/17 8:20 am
From: Carena Pooth <carena...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] County Listing Data - LAST CALL
ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO GET YOUR DATA IN!



If you want to get your numbers into the 2016 report, don't miss the
Wednesday March 1 deadline. Data may be submitted online at
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(but time is very short for sending paper mail!).



To see last year's report, visit
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Date: 2/25/17 7:42 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clarks Grebe YES Oswego co.

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viewed from this location at 10.4am on 02-25-2017
In harbor out by lighthouse.
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=43.46418946,-76.51551827
43.46418946,-76.51551827
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Date: 2/25/17 4:20 am
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe YES Oswego Harbor
Viewed from end of west jetty in the middle of the harbor.

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 2/24/17 8:00 pm
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Ross's Gull (no) 2/24/17
Hi Everyone,



David Buckley searched for the Ross's Gull all morning in multiple locations
with no luck. He ran into 2 birders who had seen a solo Ring-billed Gull,
but no Ross's Gull. In addition to the cell phone caller who left a message
on our home phone about the Ross's Gull, Larry Master also received an email
message from a different person in Tupper Lake about the Ross's Gull being
back. Until there is something more definite, you may want to avoid a long
trip to Tupper Lake. I am down with a high fever and the flu, so I won't be
able to search this weekend. Hopefully, other local birders will keep an
eye out.



Joan Collins

President, NYS Ornithological Association

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

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Date: 2/24/17 7:21 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 24 February 2017
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Feb. 24, 2017
* NYNY1702.24

- Birds mentioned
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE+

Extralimital:
CLARK'S GREBE+
GREAT GRAY OWL+

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
ROSS'S GOOSE
Cackling Goose
Tundra Swan
Eurasian Wigeon
KING EIDER
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
Red-necked Grebe
EARED GREBE
SANDHILL CRANE
American Woodcock
DOVEKIE
Razorbill
BLACK GUILLEMOT
Bonaparte's Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
LITTLE GULL
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Red-headed Woodpecker
Lapland Longspur
Orange-crowned Warbler

- Transcript

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, February 24th
2017 at 4pm. The highlights of today's tape are TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE,
SANDHILL CRANE, BLACK GUILLEMOT, DOVEKIE, EARED GREBE, PINK-FOOTED GOOSE,
ROSS'S GOOSE, BARNACLE GOOSE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, KING EIDER, LITTLE GULL,
BLACK-HEADED GULL and more.

A good week but most birds were holdovers and an even better week for those
able to travel north to see the CLARK'S GREBE in Oswego or the GREAT GRAY
OWL in Massena.

On eastern Long Island the TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE continues in Southold seen
near blue house #1625 North Sea Drive on Thursday when the Wainscott
SANDHILL CRANE was still feeding around the north end of Wainscott Pond or
in fields along Wainscott Hollow Road.

At Montauk the BLACK GUILLEMOT remained around the north end of Lake
Montauk near the inlet at least to Wednesday usually in the vicinity of the
docks off the parking lot at the end of Star Island Road by the Coast Guard
Station on Star Island. At Ditch Plains a BONAPARTE'S GULL flock, even that
a rare sight this winter, did attract the adult LITTLE and BLACK-HEADED
GULLS that had been noted earlier in the area. The LITTLE only on Saturday
and Sunday. The BLACK-HEADED at least to Wednesday. Also at Ditch Plains a
DOVEKIE was spotted just offshore Monday morning but flew off quickly. A
female KING EIDER mingling with a few Common Eider was still around Montauk
Point Monday. A RED-NECKED GREBE was off Camp Hero Saturday and an ICELAND
GULL continues around the west beach at the Montauk Harbor inlet.

Farther west at Fire Island Inlet an EARED GREBE was spotted Saturday and
again Sunday in the cove near the Sore Thumb as viewed from the small
fisherman's parking lot along Oak Beach Road. A female KING EIDER was
viewable from that lot starting with Saturday and on Monday a female
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was also picked out in the duck flocks gathered there
continuing at least to Wednesday. The drake BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was still a
little west of the Sands Point Preserve on Tuesday and 2 female KING EIDERS
were present off Orient Point County Park Sunday.

Regarding the odd geese the PINK-FOOTED was still at Hendrickson Park in
Valley Stream Wednesday, the BARNACLE was seen again Saturday on the
private golf course off Long Island Avenue east of Wellwood Avenue and a
ROSS'S GOOSE visited Marratooka Lake in Mattituck Sunday. A GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE spotted on the lake in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx
Sunday was still there Monday. Another was seen again at Wainscott Pond
Monday and one was in a huge Canada flock on the north side of Cook's Lane
west of Scuttlehole Road in Watermill with one CACKLING and 2 SNOW GEESE
last Saturday. Two TUNDRA SWAN were still on Lake Ronkonkoma today.
Continuing EURASIAN WIGEON were at Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center
Monday, on Eastport Lake north of Montauk Highway last Sunday and on Fresh
Pond in Fort Salonga yesterday.

A GLAUCOUS GULL was spotted on the East River Saturday this off the end of
East 51st Street and an ICELAND GULL was still visiting Prospect Park Lake
as of Wednesday with others continuing in Brooklyn.

One or two RAZORBILLS have been noted around the jetty at Jones Beach West
End recently and 3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were near the Roosevelt Nature Center
there yesterday.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were still in Central Park, Henderson Park and
Caumsett State Park this week and a few ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS continue in
the area. AMERICAN WOODCOCK are now displaying in decent numbers at
suitable locations.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke weekdays at (212) 372-1483.

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: 2/24/17 4:56 pm
From: Carney, Martin <carneym...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Point Lookout and Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
A beautiful day for birding produced a male Harlequin Duck and
approximately 15 Purple Sandpipers on the middle jetty at Point Lookout,
and a Lapland Longspur amidst a group of Horned Larks at the Nature
Center. Happy birding...Martin Carney

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Date: 2/24/17 4:31 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] various NYC & lower-Hudson birds, 2/20-24
From Staten Island (Richmond County) thru Rockland County, NY & in
Manhattan,
Monday-Friday, 20-24th February, 2017

yes, it is "spring-fever" ...as well as other fevers that are not
mentioned herein... with temperatures in the 60's on multiple days in
New York City & surrounding areas

Starting with a bit of standard/expected migration today, Friday 24th:
in Central Park, a few American Woodcock have been in the park, with a
minimum of 3 individuals all flushed - "unintentionally" by off-leash
dogs which are a standard feature of almost any birding in that park,
at all hours & locations (yes there are regulations, no not every dog-
owner there follows, knows, or in some instances cares about that, in
that park) - the woodcocks seemed to re-settle again but are sure to
be skittish in most areas other than the few where dogs & humans might
not disturb them; my sightings were in the north woods, and there've
been at least a couple of woodcocks in the Ramble areas the past 2
mornings, as well as around the entire region (many on territories,
too); also moving through at Central Park have been increasing
numbers of icterids, some of them Red-winged Blackbirds and a majority
Common Grackles (besides the several hundred grackles that
overwintered), with a few Rusty Blackbirds in select and typical
areas, as well as some Brown-headed Cowbirds which had been there in
winter in low numbers as well; a few Killdeer have come thru & one or
more stopped in on the North Meadow ballfields, but may not have
lingered - I've not refound them within 30 minutes or so after initial
sightings, but they can show & hide even on a (large) sports field, &
some can also be on the move diurnally.

On the CP reservoir, one Red-necked Grebe remains - the bird that had
been released there some weeks ago; it seems to be fine, had fed well
and has been observed using wings a bit, so perhaps as spring - here
now? - actually comes along, it will move on; I did not notice a loon
of any kind this morning - but the common loon (or any loon) that was
at the reservoir earlier in the week can easily be 'missed' at times,
since they may dive frequently, and be sitting quite low in the water
at times as well as moving about all portions of the reservoir. There
are ongoing Double-crested Cormorants at the reservoir (& elsewhere in
the park at times) and these must be watched so as not to get 'loony'
over. Many of the duck species present in weeks past are around, &
some shifting where they've been, or been more & less evident in the
park. A duo of [American] Green-winged Teal were seen by many at the
reservoir this Friday, & Wood Ducks continue in a few locations, as
previously.

Many many other species are about, not the least of these being the
1st-year Red-headed Woodpecker - which has gained much red about the
head by now & is ongoing in the area of the park just west of East
68th Street.
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On Thursday (2/23) in eastern Rockland County, NY, I hiked up to 8
miles of the blue-blazed Long Path (a path that connects the NJ side
of the GW Bridge on the Hudson river in Bergen County, with New York's
Catskill mountain range (& beyond, with extensions into the
Adirondacks - I have in the past hiked on all of that path, in spring
and other seasons, & it is a wonderful experience of part of NY
state's wild, natural, as well as historic land & water -scapes) - my
hike on Thursday was in the afternoon hours and began in Nyack going
to near South Haverstraw (Congers) on the woods & river-cliff trails
(there are various possible trail options) & during the hike there, I
came across: 80+ Vultures, of which more than 15 Black, the remainder
Turkey Vultures - and one adult Bald Eagle, 1 adult male Peregrine, 1
Cooper's Hawk, a few Red-tailed Hawks, as well as the 2 most-regular-
resident owl species of the area, Eastern Screech, and Great Horned.
Other birds seen were Pileated Woodpecker, a "forest" flock of over
100 American Robins (over an area of 3-4+ acres), Yellow-shafted
Flicker (in Nyack late in the day), & various other more-expected
species - nice to see a blackbird-grackle flock numbering in the many
hundreds (perhaps 1,000+) at the Piermont marsh, a bit farther south
on the Hudson, at near-sunset hour.
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Going way back to Monday (2/20), in Staten Island (Richmond County),
NYC, on a day that took in dozens of sites & most of the day into dusk
hours, about 75 species were found, a few of them long-lingering at
their respective areas - a Red Crossbill (female-plumaged) & a minimum
of 3 Pine Warblers (2 of those quite-bright males) plus Red-breasted
Nuthatch, with some juncos, & a few other birds in the pine trees at
the south parts of Midland beach boardwalk (a bit northeast of Miller
Field's east end); & the ever-present (or seems-so) Lesser Black-
backed Gull farther down past Great Kills park (wherein I failed to
find even the Horned Lark flock, much less a recently-documented
Lapland Longspur (a once-very-reliable species in that park with
horned larks); other-wheres on Staten Island were a very good variety
of rather expected waterfowl (missing going up to see the Blue-winged
Teal at Willowbrook, but not knowing of it anyhow 'til later - a "good
bird" in winter hereabouts, but not altogether unprecedented by any
means in winter seasons in southeast NY) and many more birds, ending
the day out with some Monk Parakeets that I was clued into by Howie
Fischer, these not too far from the ferry terminal in St George (at
the NE end of the island). Thanks to many SI birders & others who've
provided reports on many species of Staten Island, both recently &
over the years!

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and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends
otherwise." - Aldo Leopold (18871948), 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
manhattan
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Date: 2/24/17 11:19 am
From: Dominic Garcia-Hall <dominic.hall...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] ICGU @ SI ferry terminal
Am not on the Richmond county listserv so this may be a known bird but
there is a 1CY Kumliens on the pier pilings just off of the Lighthouse
Museum.
And a very interesting looking HERG...
Good birding,
Dom
PS. First time I've been here - SI looks to have some great gulling :)

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Date: 2/24/17 7:39 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Jefferson Co. (NYS eBird Hotspots)
Location pages have been created for the top 10 sites in Jefferson County
based on total species seen. Numbers in parentheses represents the # of
locations for sites with multiple hotspots:

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Jefferson

— Black Pond WMA
— El Dorado Beach Preserve (2)
— Fort Drum (2)
— Kelsey Creek, Watertown
— Lakeview Wildlife Management Area (4)
— Perch River Wildlife Management Area (4)
— Point Peninsula Bird Conservation Area
— Robert G. Wehle SP
— Southwick Beach State Park (2)
— Wellesley Island State Park (2)

If you see issues with any of the links or the position on Google Maps with
the 'Directions' link please let me know off list.
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Date: 2/24/17 4:32 am
From: Andy Guthrie <guthrand...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clark's Grebe - YES - Friday 2/24
Clark's Grebe still present in Oswego Harbor - currently sleeping NE of the Maritime Museum pier

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Hamlin, NY
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