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8/21/18 7:16 am JOHN TURNER <redknot...> [nysbirds-l] Setauket - Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch
8/21/18 6:46 am Gus Keri <guskeri...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret continues at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn (NYC)
8/21/18 6:21 am David Barrett <miler6...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret continues at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn (NYC)
8/20/18 6:52 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Breezy Point & East and West Pond update
8/20/18 4:30 pm Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] See Life Paulagics Overnight Pelagic Results
8/20/18 12:38 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
8/20/18 12:15 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. Aug. 20, 2018 - 11 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Prairie, Blackburnian & Hooded Warblers
8/20/18 10:58 am Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret - Brooklyn (second-hand report)
8/20/18 10:54 am Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret - Brooklyn (second-hand report)
8/20/18 10:49 am Pat Palladino <dino1277...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret - Brooklyn (second-hand report)
8/20/18 7:05 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., Aug. 19, 2018 - 8 Species of Wood Warblers & Yellow-billed Cuckoo
8/19/18 5:13 pm Joseph Fell <jfell2000...> [nysbirds-l] Nighthawks
8/19/18 2:27 pm Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] Suffolk County Government: New Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus
8/19/18 1:06 pm Wezent <wezent...> Re:[nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: August 18, 2018
8/19/18 10:28 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Nelson's Sparrow and others Upper Lisle County Park Whitney Point, NY
8/19/18 6:20 am Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...> [nysbirds-l] Lark sparrow at Jones beach yes
8/19/18 3:52 am Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern - NO.
8/18/18 7:48 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Extralimital Brown Booby in Pittsfield, MA
8/18/18 12:57 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., Aug. 18, 2018 - Hooded Warbler & 8 other Wood Warbler Species, E. Wood-Pewee
8/18/18 10:30 am Eric Zawatski <ejz5042...> [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Lark Sparrow
8/18/18 9:30 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 17 August 2018
8/18/18 6:52 am Ken Feustel <feustel...> [nysbirds-l] Lark Sparrow at RMSP Field 2 Volleyball Courts (Suffolk Co.)
8/17/18 4:23 pm Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern on Great Gull I. - NO
8/17/18 1:45 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit Breezy Point - Yes
8/17/18 1:43 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Royal Terns at Jones Beach
8/17/18 12:16 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 - Yellow-billed Cuckoo & 10 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Blue-winged & Magnolia
8/17/18 11:26 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] JBWR East Pond Update....
8/17/18 11:05 am Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
8/17/18 10:41 am peter paul <pepaul...> [nysbirds-l] Breezy Point - Marbled Godwit, Black Tern +
8/17/18 10:23 am Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
8/17/18 10:12 am Jane Ross <janefross...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
8/17/18 9:59 am Jane Ross <janefross...> [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
8/16/18 2:09 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Puddle Shorebirding in Queens
8/16/18 9:43 am Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival
8/16/18 8:42 am Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> [nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwin at Breezy Point
8/16/18 6:15 am Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Is., Suffolk Co.
8/16/18 6:01 am Ken Feustel <feustel...> [nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit At Cupsogue Co. Park (Suffolk Co.)
8/15/18 4:01 pm Tom Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - 11 days thru Wed., 8/15
8/15/18 6:07 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] FW: 2018 Birding Challenge - Sept. 15!
8/15/18 6:02 am Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern still present on Great Gull Is, Suffolk Co.
8/14/18 6:05 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] JBWR East and West Pond Report
8/14/18 6:19 am Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
8/13/18 2:03 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
8/13/18 1:04 pm Greg Lawrence <glawrence21...> [nysbirds-l] Fw: NYSOA Early Bird Discount Ends Wednesday!
8/13/18 10:11 am <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island
8/13/18 9:41 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. Aug. 13, 2018 - Peregrine Falcon, 4 Species of Wood Warblers & Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
8/12/18 3:40 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., Aug. 12, 2018 - Black-throated Green, Magnolia, Blue-winged & 6 add'l species of Wood Warblers
8/12/18 3:11 pm Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
8/12/18 1:17 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Sun. 12-Aug-2018
8/11/18 12:42 pm Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
8/11/18 8:33 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. Aug. 11, 2018 - Ovenbird, Blue-winged, 3 Other Wood Warblers, & Brown Thrasher
8/11/18 5:37 am Mike <mikec02...> [nysbirds-l] Heckscher State Park Suffolk Co
8/11/18 5:24 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
8/11/18 4:00 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Swindler Cove Park & Sherman Creek: Fri. 10-Aug-2018
8/10/18 9:56 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 10 August 2018
8/10/18 1:42 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] JBWR Queens Co. East Pond Report
8/10/18 11:26 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., Aug. 10, 2018 - Yellow-breasted Chat, Orange-crowned, Mourning & 7 Other Wood Warblers
8/10/18 9:56 am Thomas Robben <robben99...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern and public cruises to get there Part3
8/10/18 7:43 am Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, "The Puddles"
8/10/18 6:37 am Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
8/10/18 3:44 am David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 09 Aug 2018
8/9/18 7:01 pm Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern
8/9/18 2:13 pm Purbita Saha <bitasaha...> [nysbirds-l] making spectrogram vid files
8/9/18 6:05 am <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island
8/8/18 4:01 pm Thomas Robben <robben99...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern and public cruises to get there Part2
8/8/18 6:07 am <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island
8/7/18 7:25 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Locations (4-Aug-'18)
8/7/18 4:54 pm Kathryn Schneider <fallline...> [nysbirds-l] job posting: NY Breeding Bird Atlas III Project Coordinator
8/7/18 12:37 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Tues., Aug. 7, 2018 - Broad-winged Hawk & Four Species of Wood Warblers
8/7/18 11:12 am Paul R Sweet <sweet...> [nysbirds-l] Watch Hill report
8/7/18 10:51 am Sy Schiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside
8/7/18 5:07 am peter paul <pepaul...> [nysbirds-l] Breezy Point Shorebirds (and others)
8/7/18 4:40 am Grover, Bob <rgrover...> RE:[nysbirds-l] on the subject of Barn Swallows
8/6/18 7:40 pm Thomas Robben <robben99...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern and public cruises to get there
8/6/18 6:14 pm Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
8/6/18 5:14 pm Thomas Robben <robben99...> [nysbirds-l] August 5th LIS mini pelagic trip
8/6/18 3:09 pm Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> Re:[nysbirds-l] on the subject of Barn Swallows
8/5/18 7:41 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Guided Shorebird Walk Knox-Marcellus Marsh Sat August 11th 7 am
8/5/18 7:39 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Guided Shorebird Walk Knox-Marcellus Marsh Sat August 11th 7 am
8/5/18 4:59 pm Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...> [nysbirds-l] on the subject of Barn Swallows
8/5/18 4:41 pm Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...> [nysbirds-l] not sure whether reportable
8/5/18 3:54 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] JBWR West and East Pond Report...
8/5/18 3:07 pm Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow Bar Whimbrels
8/5/18 2:23 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. Aug. 5, 2018 - 10 Wood Warblers incl. Mourning & Blue-winged, Hairy Woodpecker, Wood Thrush
8/5/18 11:57 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
8/5/18 10:40 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy
8/5/18 10:29 am <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
8/4/18 10:21 pm Thomas Robben <robben99...> [nysbirds-l] FISH, terns and shearwaters
8/4/18 12:35 pm Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues at Great Gull I., Suffolk Co.
8/4/18 9:23 am Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [nysbirds-l] Ruff, Montezuma NWR
8/3/18 8:40 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 03 August 2018
8/3/18 6:34 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Aug/'18)
8/3/18 2:09 pm Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> [nysbirds-l] Roseate spoonbill in NY now
8/3/18 1:30 pm Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Suffolk Co. Bridled Tern and Shearwater Show
8/3/18 8:31 am Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [MASSBIRD] Little stint at morris island cape cod right now
8/3/18 6:59 am Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy (Rye) Whimbrel continues
8/2/18 8:11 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Montauk LI Seawatch Report
8/2/18 4:38 pm ArieGilbert <ArieGilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Roseate Spoonbill in NY YES. 6pm Aug 2.
8/2/18 7:09 am Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy (Rye) Whimbrel
8/2/18 6:21 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Manhattan-island birds in the latter half of July
8/1/18 2:25 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Wallkill River NWR spoonbill
7/31/18 5:00 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Western Sandpipers at Jones Beach
7/31/18 3:43 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Field Notes
7/31/18 7:31 am Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses SP Field 2 Brown Pelican
7/31/18 7:16 am Matthew Fuirst <mfuirst...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown booby off Fire Island (Suffolk Co)
7/31/18 6:10 am Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses SP Field 2 Brown Pelican
7/31/18 5:57 am Charles Witek <charleswitek...> [nysbirds-l] Brown booby off Fire Island (Suffolk Co)
7/30/18 7:48 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
7/30/18 5:10 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspot: Hosted on wikispaces
7/30/18 3:52 pm Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...> [nysbirds-l] Jul 29 Great Gull Island shearwaters
7/30/18 2:03 pm kathryn klecan <kathk68...> Re:[nysbirds-l] brown pelicans suffolk county south shore
7/30/18 10:14 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
7/30/18 9:54 am Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...> [nysbirds-l] Roseate spoonbill
7/30/18 8:57 am David Barrett <miler6...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay WR Tricolored Heron and Wilson's Phalarope, Queens County
7/29/18 5:13 pm David La Magna <dlamagna...> [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelicans, Suffolk County - South Shore
7/29/18 8:28 am Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [nysbirds-l] Anhinga. No
7/29/18 8:24 am Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [nysbirds-l] Anhinga YES Spoonbill YES both NYS
7/29/18 7:16 am Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wilson"s Phalarope continues West Pond
7/28/18 5:53 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Wallkill River NWR birds
7/28/18 2:51 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Sat. 28-Jul-2018
7/28/18 12:04 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Breezy Point Report 7-28
7/28/18 7:33 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope Jamaica Bay WR, Queens
7/27/18 1:10 pm Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 27 July 2018
7/27/18 12:42 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge East Pond Field Report
7/26/18 2:57 pm Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Purple Martin Colony
7/26/18 11:53 am Brendan Fogarty <bnf25...> [nysbirds-l] Extralimital/Late: Red-necked Stint at Brig ++
7/26/18 11:27 am Long Island Birding <michaelzito...> [nysbirds-l] Extralimital - Wallkill Roseate Spoonbill
7/26/18 7:27 am Matthew Fuirst <mfuirst...> [nysbirds-l] Pelagic Bird Sightings - Stony Brook University Offshore Surveys
7/25/18 1:26 pm Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] More on shearwaters from Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
7/25/18 7:23 am Timothy Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Yet Another Robert Moses Seawatch, Suffolk County
7/24/18 8:18 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge & Breezy Point Report
7/24/18 4:46 pm Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...> [nysbirds-l] Shearwaters from Great Gull Island
7/24/18 3:03 pm John Gluth <jgluth...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Roseate Spoonbill (Barely Extralimital), Liberty Marsh, Sussex NJ/Orange NY
7/24/18 11:21 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Roseate Spoonbill (Barely Extralimital), Liberty Marsh, Sussex NJ/Orange NY
7/24/18 10:34 am Timothy Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Roseate Spoonbill (Barely Extralimital), Liberty Marsh, Sussex NJ/Orange NY
7/23/18 11:55 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
7/23/18 8:31 am Timothy Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Final Morning Seawatch Results, Robert Moses, Suffolk County
7/23/18 3:13 am Timothy Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Preliminary Morning Seawatch Results, Robert Moses, Suffolk County
7/22/18 4:29 pm Timothy Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Afternoon seawatch at Robert Moses, Suffolk County
7/22/18 10:01 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Croton point
7/22/18 6:38 am Anthony Collerton <icollerton...> [nysbirds-l] Sea-watching this morning is good ..
 
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Date: 8/21/18 7:16 am
From: JOHN TURNER <redknot...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Setauket - Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch
Four Harbors Audubon Society kicked off the 2018 field season for the
Nighthawk Watch at the Stone Bridge at Frank Melville Park with a Power
Point presentation yesterday at the Red Barn in the Park on the "what",
"why", "where", "when", and "how" of the Watch. Many of the thirty-five
or so participants then walked to the bridge to look for nighthawks. We
had 21 nighthawks pass by, all coming from the south, with thirteen
 breaking west while a flock of eight broke east. Lots of Chimney Swifts
as well. 


The Stone Bridge Watch will officially kick off next Monday (8/27) at
5:30, the same date as last year. All are welcome!


John Turner    




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Date: 8/21/18 6:46 am
From: Gus Keri <guskeri...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret continues at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn (NYC)




It had been moving toward Dale Ave, east of Cypress. It is amazing how mowers are not bothering it. People with mowers are 30 to 40 feet away. I guess the Egret enjoying the food left by the mowing process.Sent using Zoho Mail---- On Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:20:43 -0700 David Barrett<miler6...> wrote ----We just reported that Gus Keri has re-found the Green-Wood Cemetery CATTLE EGREThttps://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn/status/1031890109552046080a block northeast of its location yesterday, now near the intersection of Cypress Avenue and Vernal Avenue. This still is in the south end of Green-Wood. Note that access to the cemetery ends each day at 7 p.m.David Barrett@BirdBrklyn on Twitter -- NYSbirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds ABA Please submit your observations to eBird! --







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Date: 8/21/18 6:21 am
From: David Barrett <miler6...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret continues at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn (NYC)
We just reported that Gus Keri has re-found the Green-Wood Cemetery CATTLE
EGRET

https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn/status/1031890109552046080

a block northeast of its location yesterday, now near the intersection of
Cypress Avenue and Vernal Avenue. This still is in the south end of
Green-Wood.

Note that access to the cemetery ends each day at 7 p.m.

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Date: 8/20/18 6:52 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Breezy Point & East and West Pond update
A MARBLED GODWIT continued at Breezy Point through yesterday but not seen today.

During a break in the rain, a couple of CASPIAN TERNS put in an appearance near the jetty but never came in. Choosing instead to probably head for Staten Island.

Among the Shorebirds were, 51 RED KNOTS that included 1 juvenile and 6 flagged birds.

Yesterday I thought I observed juvenile Bank Swallows; today, I confirmed at least 4.

Late this afternoon, I stopped by Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to scout the East Pond. I went in on the South End to check on the water level. The water level still remains high for this time of the year but there were small areas of flats opening up again. Let’s hope we get no more rain prior to the Shorebird Festival which is scheduled for this coming Saturday.

Over at the West Pond there were some shorebirds; mostly in the south east corner. I’d like to see if we could get better views of that corner.

I tweeted out a few photos of the water situation on the south end to help folks prepare for any visits to the East Pond. See link - https://twitter.com/birdingdude/status/1031708673188487168?s=21

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Date: 8/20/18 4:30 pm
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] See Life Paulagics Overnight Pelagic Results
We’re still on the way back in from a tremendously successful overnight pelagic trip with See Life Paulagics.
Full totals with eBird lists and photos will follow, but here are some highlights in brief:
TRINDADE PETREL (light morph)
BLACK-CAPPED PETREL (15-20 individuals)
Bridled Tern (adult)
Small numbers of Band-rumped Storm-Petrels and Audubon’s Shearwaters
Leach’s Storm-Petrels
Red-necked Phalaropes (>20)

Many thanks to all the participants and crew!

Good birding,
Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY

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Date: 8/20/18 12:38 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA

 RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- August 20, 2018
- NYSY 08.20.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: August 13 - August 20  2018

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: August 20 AT 2:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on August 13, 2018




Highlights:




YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

WILLET

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

CAPE MAY WARBLER










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     In spite of high water at Knox-Marsellus Marsh 15 species of shorebirds were found at the complex this week. 5 other species were found at other locations.




STILT SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, KILLDEER, LEAST SANDPIPER, SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDIPIER, SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER, WILSON’S SNIPE, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER




Species seen at Fair Haven, WILLET, SANDERLING, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, RUDY TURNSTONE




Seen at Sandy Pond - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER




     8/13: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen along the Wildlife Drive.

     8/18: The juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was again seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh on the Saturday shorebird walk.

     8/19: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from East Road.







Cayuga County

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     8/14: 5 species of shorebirds including BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were found at 

West Barrier Bar Park.

     8/17: 4 WILLETS were seen of the west breakwall at West Barrier Bar Park. Also seen were a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and 4 RUDY TURNSTONES. 







Onondaga County

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     8/16: 3 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen in the city of Syracuse. More were seen in Fayetteville on the 17th.

     8/17: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON continues along the Creek Walk north of Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse.

     8/20: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was found at Raddison River Park along the Seneca River.







Oswego County

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     8/14: 9 species of shorebirds including AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were found at the outlet in Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario.

     8/18: 7 species of shorebirds including BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were found at the Sandy Pond Outlet.

     8/19: 6 species of Warblers including CAPE MAY were seen at a private residence in Hastings. Also seen was a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER.







Madison County

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     8/19: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Woodman Pond. It (one) was seen again the next day. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at the Tuscarora Nature Park near Erieville.







     







-end transcript




Joseph Brin

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Date: 8/20/18 12:15 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. Aug. 20, 2018 - 11 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Prairie, Blackburnian & Hooded Warblers
Central Park NYC
Monday August 20, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Hightlights from Strawberry Fields & the Ramble: 11 Species of Wood Warblers including Prairie, Hooded & Blackburnian Warblers, & Belted Kingfishers.

Mallard - a dozen Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - 2 Warbler Rock
Chimney Swift - 4 over the Lake
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - female or hatch-year Tupelo Field
Herring Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - flyover
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 in flight over 5th Avenue seen from Cedar Hill
Belted Kingfisher - 2 females Turtle Pond
Red-bellied Woodpecker - male Tupelo Field
Downy Woodpecker - 4
Hairy Woodpecker - hatch-year male Warbler Rock (continuing)
Northern Flicker - 2 Warbler Rock
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Warbler Rock
Empidonax Flycatcher - Tupelo Field
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 Warbler Rock
Eastern Kingbird - 2 Warbler Rock
Warbling Vireo - Shakespeare Garden
Red-eyed Vireo - 3
Blue Jay - 2 Strawberry Fields
Carolina Wren - Humming Tombstone
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 5
American Robin - many
Gray Catbird - 8 (mostly hatch-year birds)
Northern Mockingbird - Strawberry Fields
House Finch - 3 hatch-year birds Strawberry fields
Song Sparrow - 2 from path north from Wagner Cove to Bow Bridge
Baltimore Oriole - 3 (heard in 3 locations)
Common Grackle - 3
Northern Waterthrush - Oven
Blue-winged Warbler - male Tupelo Field
Black-and-white Warbler - 5 (one male)
Common Yellowthroat - 5 (1 young male)
Hooded Warbler - male Swampy Pin Oak (continuing from Saturday)
American Redstart - 15 (3 adult males)
Blackburnian Warbler - female Tupelo Field
Yellow Warbler - 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 (1 Upper Lobe, 2 Ramble)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - female Strawberry Fields
Prairie Warbler - male SE Azalea Pond
Northern Cardinal - many

An immature Great Blue Heron was reported from the 59th Street Pond by a visiting British birder.

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Date: 8/20/18 10:58 am
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret - Brooklyn (second-hand report)
Originally reported by Janet Zinn.

On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 1:53 PM Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
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Date: 8/20/18 10:54 am
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret - Brooklyn (second-hand report)
This bird was reported on Twitter where the location was given as Cypress
and Dale Avenues.

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Date: 8/20/18 10:49 am
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret - Brooklyn (second-hand report)
There is a Facebook report with pictures of a Cattle Egret in Green-wood Cemetery this morning 8/20/18. No location within the cemetery was given.

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Date: 8/20/18 7:05 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., Aug. 19, 2018 - 8 Species of Wood Warblers & Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Central Park NYC
Sunday, August 19, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob


The weather was cooler than Saturday's and cloudy with bouts of mist and light rain, and there were many fewer birds than on Saturday. Highlights: 8 Species of Wood Warblers including Ovenbird, Blue-winged and Canada Warblers. Also: Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Spotted Sandpiper, Green Heron, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Great Crested Flycatcher, and many Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.

Mallard - 18
Mourning Dove - 6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1 or 2 (Balancing Rock & Upper Lobe)
chimney Swift - 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 (Gill Overlook & Upper Lobe)
Spotted Sandpiper - 2 (Turtle Pond & Upper Lobe)
Herring Gull - 7 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - 8 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - (4 Reservoir, 1 Turtle Pond)
Great Blue Heron - hatch-year Turtle Pond
Green Heron - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - molting into adult plumage Turtle Pond
Belted Kingfisher - heard only (Deb - early)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - heard
Downy Woodpecker - 2 (Top of the Oven (Chez Armando), Upper Lobe)
Northern Flicker - heard
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 2 (Top of the Point, Tupelo Field)
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3-4 (2 Top of the Point, 1 Tupelo Field, 1 Summer House(Karen Evans))
Red-eyed Vireo - Oven (Karen Evans)
Blue Jay - Chez Armando
Barn Swallow - 4 flyovers (3 Reservoir, 1 Tupelo field (Andrea Hessel))
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 Chez Armando
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 19
American Robin
Gray Catbird - 10-11
Cedar Waxwing - 4 in Black Cherry east of Upper Lobe
White-throated Sparrow - Tupelo Field
Baltimore Oriole - 10 including 3 adult males
Red-winged Blackbird - heard Turtle Pond
Common Grackle - at least 70 most of these in 2 flocks
Ovenbird - Shakespeare Garden
Northern Waterthrush - top of the Point/Oven
Blue-winged Warbler - Oven
Black-and-white Warbler - 2 (Shakespeare Garden & Upper Lobe)
American Redstart - 20 including 3 adult males
Yellow Warbler - 2 (Oven & Summer House)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 12
Canada Warbler - Maintenance Field
Northern Cardinal - ad. male fed juv. Tupelo Field, ad. & 3 juvs. Top of Oven

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Date: 8/19/18 5:13 pm
From: Joseph Fell <jfell2000...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nighthawks
I just had at least 8 Common Nighthawks over my house - always a treat!

Joe Fell

Buffalo, NY
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Date: 8/19/18 2:27 pm
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Suffolk County Government: New Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus
I was made aware of this from another listserv, and I think it is
relevant to the discussion about dead crows found in the Hamptons. It is
dated August 17, 2018.


http://suffolkcountyny.gov/Home/tabid/59/ctl/details/itemid/7274/mid/2638/new-mosquito-samples-tests-positive-for-west-nile-virus.aspx

New Mosquito Samples Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
Categories: Health Services | Author: gkelly-mcgovern | Posted:
8/17/2018 | Views: 97
Residents and visitors are advised to take precautions
Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced today
that 29 new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus.

The samples -- 27 Culex pipiens-restuans and one Culex salinarius --
were collected between August 7 and August 9 from Dix Hills (1),
Huntington (6), South Huntington (1), East Northport (1), North Babylon
(2), West Babylon (5), Copiague (1), Smithtown (1), Bay Shore (1),
Setauket (1), Farmingville (1), Ridge (1), Jamesport (3), Bridgehampton
(3), East Hampton (1).

To date, the county has confirmed 71 mosquito samples and three birds
have tested positive for West Nile Virus. There are no human cases of
West Nile virus in Suffolk County.

West Nile virus, first detected in birds and mosquito samples in Suffolk
County in 1999 and again each year thereafter, is transmitted to humans
by the bite of an infected mosquito. No humans or horses have tested
positive for West Nile virus in Suffolk this year.

“The confirmation of West Nile virus in mosquito samples or birds
indicates the presence of West Nile virus in the area,” said Dr.
Tomarken. “While there is no cause for alarm, we advise residents to
cooperate with us in our efforts to reduce the exposure to the virus,
which can be debilitating to humans.”

According to Dr. Tomarken, most people infected with West Nile virus
will experience mild or no symptoms, but some can develop severe
symptoms including high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor,
disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision
loss, numbness and paralysis. The symptoms may last several weeks, and
neurological effects may be permanent. Individuals, especially those 50
years of age or older, or those with compromised immune systems, who are
most at risk, are urged to take precautions to avoid being bitten by
mosquitoes.

To avoid mosquito bites, residents are advised to:

Minimize outdoor activities between dusk and dawn.
Wear shoes and socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirts when mosquitoes
are active.
Use mosquito repellent, following label directions carefully.
Make sure all windows and doors have screens, and that all screens are
in good repair.
Keep mosquitoes from laying eggs inside and outside of your home. Once a
week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out containers that
hold water, such as vases, pet water bowls, flowerpot saucers, discarded
tires, buckets, pool covers, birdbaths, trash cans and rain barrels.
Download a copy of Suffolk County’s informational brochure “Get the Buzz
on Mosquito Protection,” available in English and Spanish, and share it
with your community.
Dead birds may indicate the presence of West Nile virus in the area. To
report dead birds, call the Public Health Information Line in Suffolk
County at 631-852-5999 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Residents are encouraged to take a photograph of any bird in question.

To report mosquito problems or stagnant pools of water, call the
Department of Public Works’ Vector Control Division at 631-852-4270.

For further information on West Nile virus, visit the Department of
Health Services’ website at
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Date: 8/19/18 1:06 pm
From: Wezent <wezent...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: August 18, 2018
When I spoke with him last,the veterinary pathologist at Eastport Duck Disease lab, Dr. Gavin Hitchner, expressed interest in examining dead birds. There are many other causes of death in birds besides West Nile disease and specimens that are submitted in a timely manor may reveal some valuable findings. The Lab phone number is: 631-325-0600.
BillZ

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 18, 2018, at 12:06 AM, & [NYSBIRDS] digest <nysbirds-l...> wrote:
>
> NYSBIRDS-L Digest for Saturday, August 18, 2018.
>
> 1. Dead crow in East Hampton ?
> 2. Re: Dead crow in East Hampton ?
> 3. RE: Dead crow in East Hampton ?
> 4. Breezy Point - Marbled Godwit, Black Tern +
> 5. Re: Dead crow in East Hampton ?
> 6. JBWR East Pond Update....
> 7. Central Park NYC - Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 - Yellow-billed Cuckoo & 10 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Blue-winged & Magnolia
> 8. Royal Terns at Jones Beach
> 9. Marbled Godwit Breezy Point - Yes
> 10. Bridled Tern on Great Gull I. - NO
>
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>
> Subject: Dead crow in East Hampton ?
> From: Jane Ross <janefross...>
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:58:51 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> An ailing crow has died in a friend’s yard and I confess that I’m not sure what, if any, action should be taken. If it suffered an illness (west Nile? ) is it important to have it checked? It was one of 2 that seemed unwell this morning. Not sure what became of the second one
> Thanks for any advice,
>
> Jane F. Ross, PhD
> 1112 Park Ave. New York, NY 10128
> mobile: 917-992-6708
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Dead crow in East Hampton ?
> From: Jane Ross <janefross...>
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:12:13 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> Many thanks to all for your speedy answers. I spoke with the DEC office at Stony Brook and for now they don’t recommend any action or testing for only a few incidents, but if we see more they will want a report
>
>
> Jane F. Ross, PhD
> 1112 Park Ave. New York, NY 10128
> mobile: 917-992-6708
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Aug 17, 2018, at 1:09 PM, Joseph Bopp <Joseph.Bopp...><mailto:<Joseph.Bopp...>> wrote:
>
> The best would be to call NY St. DEC Regional office in Stony Brook. If they feel it needs looking into, they would bring it to the wildlife pathology unit. I’m not sure what their phone number is or which number to call, but here is the website for the regional office.
>
> https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/603.html<https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dec.ny.gov%2Fabout%2F603.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7Ce55827bf3a614ce9dd4408d604642708%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636701225523570323&sdata=24XE6Bj09kQXi4SjkvYnfff0hgHbOBa9ZGkwSoEuXQ0%3D&reserved=0>
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> Joe Bopp
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> From: <bounce-122773153-71994570...><mailto:<bounce-122773153-71994570...> <bounce-122773153-71994570...><mailto:<bounce-122773153-71994570...>> On Behalf Of Jane Ross
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> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
>
> An ailing crow has died in a friend’s yard and I confess that I’m not sure what, if any, action should be taken. If it suffered an illness (west Nile? ) is it important to have it checked? It was one of 2 that seemed unwell this morning. Not sure what became of the second one
> Thanks for any advice,
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> Subject: RE: Dead crow in East Hampton ?
> From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <kjm2...>
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:22:54 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 3
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> Jane,
>
> I’m glad you reached out. I hope you don’t get an outbreak of West Nile virus.
>
> West Nile is hitting us again this summer in Ithaca. We’re pretty aggressive about testing any dead crows in the county, and the WNV positive crows are starting to pile up here. I hope it’s not as bad as last year, when it appears we lost half of our study population of American Crows.
>
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> Kevin
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> From: <bounce-122773183-3714916...> <bounce-122773183-3714916...> On Behalf Of Jane Ross
> Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 1:12 PM
> To: Joseph Bopp <Joseph.Bopp...>; NYSBIRDS-L <NYSBIRDS-L...>
> Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
>
> Many thanks to all for your speedy answers. I spoke with the DEC office at Stony Brook and for now they don’t recommend any action or testing for only a few incidents, but if we see more they will want a report
>
> Jane F. Ross, PhD
> 1112 Park Ave. New York, NY 10128
> mobile: 917-992-6708
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>
>
>
>
>
> On Aug 17, 2018, at 1:09 PM, Joseph Bopp <Joseph.Bopp...><mailto:<Joseph.Bopp...>> wrote:
> The best would be to call NY St. DEC Regional office in Stony Brook. If they feel it needs looking into, they would bring it to the wildlife pathology unit. I’m not sure what their phone number is or which number to call, but here is the website for the regional office.
>
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> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
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> An ailing crow has died in a friend’s yard and I confess that I’m not sure what, if any, action should be taken. If it suffered an illness (west Nile? ) is it important to have it checked? It was one of 2 that seemed unwell this morning. Not sure what became of the second one
> Thanks for any advice,
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> Subject: Breezy Point - Marbled Godwit, Black Tern +
> From: peter paul <pepaul...>
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:41:28 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> This morning there was a continuing MARBLED GODWIT at Breezy point, usually
> about half way between the 4x4 trail and the jetty. Early in the morning
> it was down on the beach, but as more joggers, etc... were showing up, it
> tended to stay farther up the beach, near or in the roped off area. It
> always liked to hang out with the oystercatchers.
>
> Near the jetty, there was a juvenile BLACK TERN feeding with the Common
> Terns. After a bit of a wait, the bird finally landed in with the large
> Common Tern flock on the beach.
>
> I had 12 shorebird species including two Lesser Yellowlegs in the puddle in
> the 4x4 parking lot, and 3 Red Knots, one of which was banded. A Peregrine
> buzzed the lot once mid morning, but didn't return.
>
> There was a single first year Lesser Black-backed Gull on the beach in
> front of the opening to the 4x4 trail.
>
> Ebird list and photos below:
>
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> Good birding,
> Tripper
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> Subject: Re: Dead crow in East Hampton ?
> From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...>
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:04:09 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> We have also had some sick or dead Fish Crows out on Governors Island in NY Harbor... 2 of each I believe. I’m not sure if they’ve been tested for WNV but the sick ones that went to the Wild Bird Fund were reported to have Trichomonas infections. I don’t know if one could lead to the other (like if being weakened from Trichomoniasis could make a bird more susceptible to WNV infection?)...
>
> Gabriel Willow
>
>> On Aug 17, 2018, at 1:22 PM, Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> wrote:
>>
>> Jane,
>>
>> I’m glad you reached out. I hope you don’t get an outbreak of West Nile virus.
>>
>> West Nile is hitting us again this summer in Ithaca. We’re pretty aggressive about testing any dead crows in the county, and the WNV positive crows are starting to pile up here. I hope it’s not as bad as last year, when it appears we lost half of our study population of American Crows.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Kevin
>>
>>
>> Kevin J. McGowan, Ph.D.
>> Project Manager
>> Distance Learning in Bird Biology
>> Cornell Lab of Ornithology
>> 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
>> Ithaca, NY 14850
>> <kjm2...>
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>> From: <bounce-122773183-3714916...> <bounce-122773183-3714916...> On Behalf Of Jane Ross
>> Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 1:12 PM
>> To: Joseph Bopp <Joseph.Bopp...>; NYSBIRDS-L <NYSBIRDS-L...>
>> Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
>>
>> Many thanks to all for your speedy answers. I spoke with the DEC office at Stony Brook and for now they don’t recommend any action or testing for only a few incidents, but if we see more they will want a report
>>
>>
>> Jane F. Ross, PhD
>> 1112 Park Ave. New York, NY 10128
>> mobile: 917-992-6708
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Aug 17, 2018, at 1:09 PM, Joseph Bopp <Joseph.Bopp...> wrote:
>>
>> The best would be to call NY St. DEC Regional office in Stony Brook. If they feel it needs looking into, they would bring it to the wildlife pathology unit. I’m not sure what their phone number is or which number to call, but here is the website for the regional office.
>>
>> https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/603.html
>>
>> Joe Bopp
>>
>>
>> From: <bounce-122773153-71994570...> <bounce-122773153-71994570...> On Behalf Of Jane Ross
>> Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 12:59 PM
>> To: nysbirds cornell <nysbirds-l...>
>> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
>>
>> An ailing crow has died in a friend’s yard and I confess that I’m not sure what, if any, action should be taken. If it suffered an illness (west Nile? ) is it important to have it checked? It was one of 2 that seemed unwell this morning. Not sure what became of the second one
>> Thanks for any advice,
>>
>> Jane F. Ross, PhD
>> 1112 Park Ave. New York, NY 10128
>> mobile: 917-992-6708
>>
>>
>>
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> Subject: JBWR East Pond Update....
> From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:26:36 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> I have received several inquiries over the past few days about the status of the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Queens Co. Rather than respond individually, I am putting out a PSA.
>
> As most of you know, the East Pond water level suffered a setback due to recent heavy rains. NPS has kept on top of the water situation ensuring drainage is going full throttle and providing feedback on the level. The latest update this AM, shows that the water has dropped .6 in 36 hours.
>
> Despite that apparent movement which is positive. The water on the pond remains high. I just came from the north end of the pond and there is little to no shoreline. The water is over my ankle.
>
> If you are planning on visiting the pond and not familiar with navigating the North End, I suggest birding the South End, keeping in mind that the water is unusually high for the reasons stated earlier.
>
> For those who work better with a visual. I tweeted a few photos of what the pond looks like at the North End. https://twitter.com/birdingdude/status/1030508687868276742?s=21
>
> I will continue to provide updates when necessary. Let’s keep hoping for the best.
>
> Feel free to hit me up with any questions regarding birding the pond.
>
> Cheers,
>
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>
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> 林 Quiet as the forest
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> Subject: Central Park NYC - Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 - Yellow-billed Cuckoo & 10 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Blue-winged & Magnolia
> From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:15:15 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> Central Park (North End), NYC
> Friday, August 17, 2018
> OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.
>
> Hot Weather Highlights: Yellow-billed Cuckoo & Ten Species of Wood Warblers including Blue-winged, Chestnut-sided, and Magnolia Warblers. This morning's best spot was the North Woods.
>
> Canada goose - 15 (flyover flock)
> Mallard - 15 Harlem Meer
> Mourning Dove
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo - SE Great Hill (Andrea Hessel)
> Chimney Swift - 6
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 (ad. male Loch in Jewelweed, female/imm. w. side Wildflower Meadow)
> Ring-billed Gull - 10 flyovers
> Herring Gull - flyover
> Double-crested Cormorant - flyover flock of 10
> Great Blue Heron - juvenile Harlem Meer
> Red-bellied Woodpecker - east side Great Hill
> Downy woodpecker - 3
> Northern Flicker - 4
> Empidonax Flycatcher - Loch around 7AM (Bob)
> Warbling Vireo - west of Fort Clinton
> Red-eyed Vireo - west side Wildflower Meadow
> Blue jay - 2 or 3 Loch
> Barn Swallow - 2 flyovers
> House Wren - juvenile steps below Fort Clinton (along Meer)
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 6 (5 at Jug Handle near the Pool)
> American Robin - summer residents
> Gray Catbird - 7
> Northern Mockingbird - Great Hill
> Cedar Waxwing - 3 or 4 flyovers
> American Goldfinch - male starting to molt at Green Bench
> Baltimore Oriole - 8 in Black Cherry w. of Ft. Clinton around 7AM (Bob)
> Common Grackle - North Woods
> Ovenbird - west side Wildflower Meadow
> Northern Waterthrush - 2 (Loch & North Woods)
> Blue-winged Warbler - 3
> Black-and-white Warbler - 5 (4 in the North Woods)
> American Redstart - 12 (3 adult males)
> Northern Parula - 2 (east side Great Hill, Loch)
> Magnolia Warbler - 2 (North Woods, Wildflower Meadow)
> Yellow Warbler - 2 (SE Great Hill (Andrea Hessel), Wildflower Meadow)
> Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 (east Great Hill, west Wildflower Meadow)
> Canada Warbler - 2 North Woods (Andrea Hessel)
> Northern Cardinal - feeding fledgling in North Woods
>
> Deb Allen
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>
> Subject: Royal Terns at Jones Beach
> From: "Steve Walter" <swalter15...>
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:43:10 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> Today between 10 and 12, I sighted 4 Royal Terns in 3 separate observations
> near the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station. That means 2, for sure, making the
> rounds. One was photographed on the sand bar. Like I need more pictures of
> Royal Tern. But it is nice to see, for the first time since June, a tern
> species other than Common, Least, Forster's, and Gull-billed. And it's nice
> to see a tern of southern affinity. I might even call that a case of
> unbridled enthusiasm.
>
>
>
> Next exciting thing at Jones? Lots of flower moths visiting the now blooming
> camphorweed. But lots of common shorebirds.
>
>
>
>
>
> Steve Walter
>
> Bayside, NY
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Marbled Godwit Breezy Point - Yes
> From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:45:03 +0000 (UTC)
> X-Message-Number: 9
>
> Hi All!!
>
> Exactly as described in Peter Paul's posting earlier today! Thank you Peter for the heads up!! A lifer bird for me and one I was really wanting to see!! I got dropped off at the fisherman's parking lot ...walked the 4 by 4 trail to the beach ,made a right...walked about halfway down to the jetty and found the marbled godwit as described sitting with a group of about 40 or 50 American oystercatchers. The bird was sleeping but every 4 or 5 minutes it would untuck its beak for a couple seconds and it at one point ifew off to the shore. Quickly flushed by beachgoers it went back to exactly the same spot. Good luck!!.Kev
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Bridled Tern on Great Gull I. - NO
> From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:22:42 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 10
>
> Despite checks this morning, midday, and late afternoon, the Bridled Tern was not seen today. I will check again for it tomorrow.
>
> Joe DiCostanzo
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>
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Date: 8/19/18 10:28 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Nelson's Sparrow and others Upper Lisle County Park Whitney Point, NY
All,

I was birding Upper Lisle this morning, I came up to the red gate on the
Truck Road and then started walking toward the spruces. I saw a lot of
birds in the weedy marshy area by the pond there, close to where the Glossy
Ibis was found this spring. I started some phishing and on the top of a
weekstalk was a NELSON'S SPARROW. This is unusual in that it is very early
for these species plus it is quite a rare bird for Broome County. The
sparrow was fairly small, but had clear orangish-yellow on the face, malar
stripe and along on the upper chest to the flanks where there was some
streaking. I got great looks at the bird before it flushed into the weeds
with a few song sparrows and others. If you try for this bird, it is very
weedy, and WET. This is the first Broome record in a few years and again
extremely early. I also had a nice mix of migrants on Claybanks trail
including: black-throated green, ovenbird, black and white, tennessee,
bay-breasted, canada warblers, american redstarts, yellow-throated vireo,
several red-eyed vireos, baltimore oriole, rose-breasted grosbeak, least
flycatcher and eastern wood-pewee all in one small area on the trail. The
trees were moving with birds as there was a large flock of cedar waxwings
too. There was also a steady "stream" of bobolinks flying over with their
"ink" "ink" calls.

E-bird list is below
Upper Lisle County Park, Broome, New York, US
Aug 19, 2018 6:32 AM - 9:08 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
56 species (+1 other taxa)

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) 3
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) (Ardea herodias [herodias Group]) 3
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 2
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1
Barred Owl (Strix varia) 1 Bassett
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Dryobates pubescens pubescens/medianus) 3
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Dryobates villosus [villosus Group]) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 3
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) 1
Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) 2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 3
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) 1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 5
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 5
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 12
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 32
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 7
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 12
House Wren (Northern) (Troglodytes aedon [aedon Group]) 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea) (Polioptila caerulea caerulea) 1
Veery (Catharus fuscescens) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 6
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 4
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 25
Purple Finch (Eastern) (Haemorhous purpureus purpureus) 5
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 11
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 1
Nelson's Sparrow (Interior) (Ammospiza nelsoni nelsoni/altera) 1 * very
rare and unusually early. Sparrow sized bird. Orangish Yellow pattern on
face above eye, this yellowish pattern went down to upper breast including
malar. Grayish patch on face below eye. Very distinctive.
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) (Melospiza melodia melodia/atlantica) 3
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) 50 Stream of bobolinks overhead.
Estimated
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 3
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) (Agelaius phoeniceus [phoeniceus Group])
2
Common Grackle (Bronzed) (Quiscalus quiscula versicolor) 3
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1
Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) 2
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 2
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 15
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) 1 Wing bars and worn Chestnut
on flanks.
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 8
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 2
Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) (Parulidae sp.) 2
Northern Cardinal (Common) (Cardinalis cardinalis [cardinalis Group]) 12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 5
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 1

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Date: 8/19/18 6:20 am
From: Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Lark sparrow at Jones beach yes
Currently being seen in turnaround, we2. No sign of lark sparrow at Robert
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Date: 8/19/18 3:52 am
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern - NO.
The Bridled Tern that was on Great Gull I., Suffolk Co., has not been seen since Thursday despite three checks Friday and two on Saturday. Numbers of terns on the island are dropping now, so it may have departed with some of the Commons and Roseates. I will try to check again today, but the weather this morning is a bit rainy so I don’t know when I will get to the eastern end of the island.

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Date: 8/18/18 7:48 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Extralimital Brown Booby in Pittsfield, MA
Just wanted let everyone know that the previously reported juvenile Brown Booby at Onota Lake at Burbank Park in Pittsfield, MA, was still there giving good views from the point nw. of the lot for the beach.  No close views so you need a scope but it did fly around and catch fish for most of the time I was there.
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Date: 8/18/18 12:57 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., Aug. 18, 2018 - Hooded Warbler & 8 other Wood Warbler Species, E. Wood-Pewee
Central Park NYC
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights on a warm, humid summer day: Male Hooded Warbler (FOS), Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Blue-winged Warbler & 5 other Wood Warbler Species, E. Wood-Pewee, Belted Kingfisher, Ruby-throated Hummbingbird, and migrating Eastern Kingbirds.

Mallard - 5 Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - 6
Chimney Swift - over Balancing Rock 7AM (Bob & Deb)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Gill Overlook (Ryan Serio)
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - Turtle Pond
Green Heron - south shore Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - imm. molting into ad. plumage Upper Lobe (thanks to Wolfgang Demisch)
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover Summer House
Belted Kingfisher - Turtle Pond (thanks to Martin Sandler)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - west of Azalea Pond
Downy Woodpecker - male Oven
Hairy Woodpecker - hatch-year male Swampy Pin Oak
Northern Flicker - 6 (4 Swampy Pin Oak, 1 Balancing Rock, 1 Persimmon Slope)
American Kestrel - vocal flyover Summer House
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Swampy Pin Oak
Great Crested Flycatcher - heard only between Swampy Pin Oak & Willow Rock
Eastern Kingbird - 5 or 6 (4 flyover migrants Balancing Rock 7AM, 1 or 2 Warbler Rock (Ryan Serio))
Warbling Vireo - 2 (Oven & Gill Overlook)
Blue Jay - near Boathouse
Carolina Wren - 1 or 2 (Maintenance Field, Iphigene's Walk,Tupelo Field, Gill Overlook)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 7 or 8
American Robin - some older juveniles losing their spots
Gray Catbird - at least 7
House Finch - adult male followed by begging juvenile Warbler Rock
American Goldfinch - male Gill Overlook
Common Grackle - 3
Ovenbird - west side of Mugger's Woods
Blue-winged Warbler - 2 (Balancing Rock & Maintenance Field)
Black-and-white Warbler - 8 or 9
Common Yellowthroat - female (Ryan Serio)
Hooded Warbler - male Warbler Rock (first-of-season)
Yellow Warbler - 3 (Tupelo Field, Upper Lobe, Summer House)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 6
Canada Warbler - 6
Northern Cardinal - at least 6

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Date: 8/18/18 10:30 am
From: Eric Zawatski <ejz5042...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jones Beach Lark Sparrow
Yet another LASP for the barrier beach today, this one just seen in the
median across from West End 2. It was originally foraging alongside the
roadside then flushed up into a tree when I drove by.

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Date: 8/18/18 9:30 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 17 August 2018
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 17, 2018
* NYNY1808.17

- Birds mentioned
BRIDLED TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
BROWN PELICAN
UPLAND SANDPIPER
WHIMBREL
MARBLED GODWIT
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
Parasitic Jaeger
CASPIAN TERN
BLACK TERN
Royal Tern
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Purple Martin
Ovenbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
Blue-winged Warbler
MOURNING WARBLER
Hooded Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
BLUE GROSBEAK

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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
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Gary Chapin - Secretary
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Ticonderoga, NY 12883

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 17th
2018 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are BRIDLED TERN, BROWN
PELICAN, MARBLED GODWIT, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, UPLAND SANDPIPER, WHIMBREL
and other shorebirds, CASPIAN TERN, BLACK TERN, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER and
MOURNING WARBLER and BLUE GROSBEAK.

The adult BRIDLED TERN visiting Great Gull Island since August 3rd was
still present yesterday but not seen there today thus perhaps moving on.
The tern was mostly seen roosting on or feeding around the northeastern
corner of this private research station for breeding Common and Roseate
Terns. Also noted during the week were a few GREAT and CORY'S SHEARWATERS
and up to 8 PARASITIC JAEGERS. This count from last Sunday.

The only BROWN PELICAN report this week was from last Saturday off Staten
Island's Miller Field.

Otherwise it was mostly a week for shorebirds. At Jamaica Bay Wildlife
Refuge unfortunately a deluge of rain last Sunday had an adverse impact on
both ponds raising the water to much less productive levels. The numbers of
STILT and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were reduced as a result but the smaller
shorebirds were impacted the most. Sunday morning a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
and a few WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were on the East Pond and a CASPIAN TERN
showed up on the East Pond Tuesday. At Plumb Beach in Brooklyn 3 MARBLED
GODWITS appeared last Sunday after the storm. But today at Plumb there were
a WHIMBREL and 4 CASPIAN TERNS. Two other MARBLED GODWITS this week
included one hanging out with American Oystercatchers at Breezy Point
Wednesday through today and one at Cupsogue County Park yesterday while
other WHIMBRELS featured one Monday at Great Kills Park on Staten Island
and 5 Wednesday at Cedar Beach in Southold on the north fork this a regular
sight for this species. A nice find was an UPLAND SANDPIPER spotted last
Saturday as it flew over Floyd Bennett Field. Five WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS
were also among the shorebirds at Floyd Bennett Sunday. A treat for whale
watchers on a Cresli trip on a Viking boat out of Montauk last Wednesday
were four RED-NECKED PHALAROPES and also noted were a small number of
CORY'S, GREAT and SOOTY SHEARWATERS.

A BLACK TERN was spotted at Breezy Point today and some ROYAL TERNS
continue along the south shore of Long Island.

Highlights among the slowly increasing number of landbirds this week were a
female GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER in Central Park Wednesday and a MOURNING
WARBLER in Prospect Park the day before. Other warblers have included
BLUE-WINGED, NORTHERN PARULA, OVENBIRD, LOUISIANA and NORTHERN
WATERTHRUSHES, BLACK-THROATED BLUE and BLACK-THROATED GREEN, BLACKBURNIAN,
MAGNOLIA, PRAIRIE and CANADA. Also HOODED WARBLER near Golden's Bridge in
Westchester County Monday.

Other migrants have featured both BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOOS. The onset of the COMMON NIGHTHAWK migration and scattered PURPLE
MARTINS. Three BLUE GROSBEAKS were still around their nesting area at the
Calverton Grasslands last Sunday.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
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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: 8/18/18 6:52 am
From: Ken Feustel <feustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Lark Sparrow at RMSP Field 2 Volleyball Courts (Suffolk Co.)
Seen at 9:15AM with House Sparrows. Still present at 9:45AM.

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Date: 8/17/18 4:23 pm
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern on Great Gull I. - NO
Despite checks this morning, midday, and late afternoon, the Bridled Tern was not seen today. I will check again for it tomorrow.

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Date: 8/17/18 1:45 pm
From: kevin rogers <kev31317...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit Breezy Point - Yes
Hi All!!

Exactly as described in Peter Paul's posting earlier today! Thank you Peter for the heads up!! A lifer bird for me and one I was really wanting to see!! I got dropped off at the fisherman's parking lot ...walked the 4 by 4 trail to the beach ,made a right...walked about halfway down to the jetty and found the marbled godwit as described sitting with a group of about 40 or 50 American oystercatchers. The bird was sleeping but every 4 or 5 minutes it would untuck its beak for a couple seconds and it at one point ifew off to the shore. Quickly flushed by beachgoers it went back to exactly the same spot. Good luck!!.Kev


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Date: 8/17/18 1:43 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Royal Terns at Jones Beach
Today between 10 and 12, I sighted 4 Royal Terns in 3 separate observations
near the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station. That means 2, for sure, making the
rounds. One was photographed on the sand bar. Like I need more pictures of
Royal Tern. But it is nice to see, for the first time since June, a tern
species other than Common, Least, Forster's, and Gull-billed. And it's nice
to see a tern of southern affinity. I might even call that a case of
unbridled enthusiasm.



Next exciting thing at Jones? Lots of flower moths visiting the now blooming
camphorweed. But lots of common shorebirds.





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Date: 8/17/18 12:16 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 - Yellow-billed Cuckoo & 10 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Blue-winged & Magnolia
Central Park (North End), NYC
Friday, August 17, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Hot Weather Highlights: Yellow-billed Cuckoo & Ten Species of Wood Warblers including Blue-winged, Chestnut-sided, and Magnolia Warblers. This morning's best spot was the North Woods.

Canada goose - 15 (flyover flock)
Mallard - 15 Harlem Meer
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - SE Great Hill (Andrea Hessel)
Chimney Swift - 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 (ad. male Loch in Jewelweed, female/imm. w. side Wildflower Meadow)
Ring-billed Gull - 10 flyovers
Herring Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - flyover flock of 10
Great Blue Heron - juvenile Harlem Meer
Red-bellied Woodpecker - east side Great Hill
Downy woodpecker - 3
Northern Flicker - 4
Empidonax Flycatcher - Loch around 7AM (Bob)
Warbling Vireo - west of Fort Clinton
Red-eyed Vireo - west side Wildflower Meadow
Blue jay - 2 or 3 Loch
Barn Swallow - 2 flyovers
House Wren - juvenile steps below Fort Clinton (along Meer)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 6 (5 at Jug Handle near the Pool)
American Robin - summer residents
Gray Catbird - 7
Northern Mockingbird - Great Hill
Cedar Waxwing - 3 or 4 flyovers
American Goldfinch - male starting to molt at Green Bench
Baltimore Oriole - 8 in Black Cherry w. of Ft. Clinton around 7AM (Bob)
Common Grackle - North Woods
Ovenbird - west side Wildflower Meadow
Northern Waterthrush - 2 (Loch & North Woods)
Blue-winged Warbler - 3
Black-and-white Warbler - 5 (4 in the North Woods)
American Redstart - 12 (3 adult males)
Northern Parula - 2 (east side Great Hill, Loch)
Magnolia Warbler - 2 (North Woods, Wildflower Meadow)
Yellow Warbler - 2 (SE Great Hill (Andrea Hessel), Wildflower Meadow)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 (east Great Hill, west Wildflower Meadow)
Canada Warbler - 2 North Woods (Andrea Hessel)
Northern Cardinal - feeding fledgling in North Woods

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Date: 8/17/18 11:26 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] JBWR East Pond Update....
I have received several inquiries over the past few days about the status of the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Queens Co. Rather than respond individually, I am putting out a PSA.

As most of you know, the East Pond water level suffered a setback due to recent heavy rains. NPS has kept on top of the water situation ensuring drainage is going full throttle and providing feedback on the level. The latest update this AM, shows that the water has dropped .6 in 36 hours.

Despite that apparent movement which is positive. The water on the pond remains high. I just came from the north end of the pond and there is little to no shoreline. The water is over my ankle.

If you are planning on visiting the pond and not familiar with navigating the North End, I suggest birding the South End, keeping in mind that the water is unusually high for the reasons stated earlier.

For those who work better with a visual. I tweeted a few photos of what the pond looks like at the North End. https://twitter.com/birdingdude/status/1030508687868276742?s=21

I will continue to provide updates when necessary. Let’s keep hoping for the best.

Feel free to hit me up with any questions regarding birding the pond.

Cheers,

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Date: 8/17/18 11:05 am
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
We have also had some sick or dead Fish Crows out on Governors Island in NY Harbor... 2 of each I believe. I’m not sure if they’ve been tested for WNV but the sick ones that went to the Wild Bird Fund were reported to have Trichomonas infections. I don’t know if one could lead to the other (like if being weakened from Trichomoniasis could make a bird more susceptible to WNV infection?)...

Gabriel Willow

> On Aug 17, 2018, at 1:22 PM, Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> wrote:
>
> Jane,
>
> I’m glad you reached out. I hope you don’t get an outbreak of West Nile virus.
>
> West Nile is hitting us again this summer in Ithaca. We’re pretty aggressive about testing any dead crows in the county, and the WNV positive crows are starting to pile up here. I hope it’s not as bad as last year, when it appears we lost half of our study population of American Crows.
>
> Best,
>
> Kevin
>
>
> Kevin J. McGowan, Ph.D.
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> From: <bounce-122773183-3714916...> <bounce-122773183-3714916...> On Behalf Of Jane Ross
> Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 1:12 PM
> To: Joseph Bopp <Joseph.Bopp...>; NYSBIRDS-L <NYSBIRDS-L...>
> Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
>
> Many thanks to all for your speedy answers. I spoke with the DEC office at Stony Brook and for now they don’t recommend any action or testing for only a few incidents, but if we see more they will want a report
>
>
> Jane F. Ross, PhD
> 1112 Park Ave. New York, NY 10128
> mobile: 917-992-6708
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>
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>
>
>
> On Aug 17, 2018, at 1:09 PM, Joseph Bopp <Joseph.Bopp...> wrote:
>
> The best would be to call NY St. DEC Regional office in Stony Brook. If they feel it needs looking into, they would bring it to the wildlife pathology unit. I’m not sure what their phone number is or which number to call, but here is the website for the regional office.
>
> https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/603.html
>
> Joe Bopp
>
>
> From: <bounce-122773153-71994570...> <bounce-122773153-71994570...> On Behalf Of Jane Ross
> Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 12:59 PM
> To: nysbirds cornell <nysbirds-l...>
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
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> An ailing crow has died in a friend’s yard and I confess that I’m not sure what, if any, action should be taken. If it suffered an illness (west Nile? ) is it important to have it checked? It was one of 2 that seemed unwell this morning. Not sure what became of the second one
> Thanks for any advice,
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Date: 8/17/18 10:41 am
From: peter paul <pepaul...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Breezy Point - Marbled Godwit, Black Tern +
This morning there was a continuing MARBLED GODWIT at Breezy point, usually
about half way between the 4x4 trail and the jetty. Early in the morning
it was down on the beach, but as more joggers, etc... were showing up, it
tended to stay farther up the beach, near or in the roped off area. It
always liked to hang out with the oystercatchers.

Near the jetty, there was a juvenile BLACK TERN feeding with the Common
Terns. After a bit of a wait, the bird finally landed in with the large
Common Tern flock on the beach.

I had 12 shorebird species including two Lesser Yellowlegs in the puddle in
the 4x4 parking lot, and 3 Red Knots, one of which was banded. A Peregrine
buzzed the lot once mid morning, but didn't return.

There was a single first year Lesser Black-backed Gull on the beach in
front of the opening to the 4x4 trail.

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Date: 8/17/18 10:23 am
From: Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
Jane,

I’m glad you reached out. I hope you don’t get an outbreak of West Nile virus.

West Nile is hitting us again this summer in Ithaca. We’re pretty aggressive about testing any dead crows in the county, and the WNV positive crows are starting to pile up here. I hope it’s not as bad as last year, when it appears we lost half of our study population of American Crows.

Best,

Kevin


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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?

Many thanks to all for your speedy answers. I spoke with the DEC office at Stony Brook and for now they don’t recommend any action or testing for only a few incidents, but if we see more they will want a report

Jane F. Ross, PhD
1112 Park Ave. New York, NY 10128
mobile: 917-992-6708






On Aug 17, 2018, at 1:09 PM, Joseph Bopp <Joseph.Bopp...><mailto:<Joseph.Bopp...>> wrote:
The best would be to call NY St. DEC Regional office in Stony Brook. If they feel it needs looking into, they would bring it to the wildlife pathology unit. I’m not sure what their phone number is or which number to call, but here is the website for the regional office.

https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/603.html<https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dec.ny.gov%2Fabout%2F603.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7Ce55827bf3a614ce9dd4408d604642708%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636701225523570323&sdata=24XE6Bj09kQXi4SjkvYnfff0hgHbOBa9ZGkwSoEuXQ0%3D&reserved=0>

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?

An ailing crow has died in a friend’s yard and I confess that I’m not sure what, if any, action should be taken. If it suffered an illness (west Nile? ) is it important to have it checked? It was one of 2 that seemed unwell this morning. Not sure what became of the second one
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Date: 8/17/18 10:12 am
From: Jane Ross <janefross...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
Many thanks to all for your speedy answers. I spoke with the DEC office at Stony Brook and for now they don’t recommend any action or testing for only a few incidents, but if we see more they will want a report


Jane F. Ross, PhD
1112 Park Ave. New York, NY 10128
mobile: 917-992-6708






On Aug 17, 2018, at 1:09 PM, Joseph Bopp <Joseph.Bopp...><mailto:<Joseph.Bopp...>> wrote:

The best would be to call NY St. DEC Regional office in Stony Brook. If they feel it needs looking into, they would bring it to the wildlife pathology unit. I’m not sure what their phone number is or which number to call, but here is the website for the regional office.

https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/603.html<https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dec.ny.gov%2Fabout%2F603.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7Ce55827bf3a614ce9dd4408d604642708%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636701225523570323&sdata=24XE6Bj09kQXi4SjkvYnfff0hgHbOBa9ZGkwSoEuXQ0%3D&reserved=0>

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An ailing crow has died in a friend’s yard and I confess that I’m not sure what, if any, action should be taken. If it suffered an illness (west Nile? ) is it important to have it checked? It was one of 2 that seemed unwell this morning. Not sure what became of the second one
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From: Jane Ross <janefross...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dead crow in East Hampton ?
An ailing crow has died in a friend’s yard and I confess that I’m not sure what, if any, action should be taken. If it suffered an illness (west Nile? ) is it important to have it checked? It was one of 2 that seemed unwell this morning. Not sure what became of the second one
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Date: 8/16/18 2:09 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Puddle Shorebirding in Queens
The visitations of shorebirds to puddles at Pelham Bay Park last year were
intriguing, but not enough so for me to deal with crossing the bridge. I
thought about where in Queens that might be possible. Flushing Meadows -
Corona Park came to mind. One try last year wasn't worth talking about -
only a few Least Sandpipers in a wet grassy area. But in the wake of all the
recent rains, I decided to give it another try. A trip there in mid-day
today did indeed result in shorebirds, albeit as dull a roster of species as
you could get - about 8 Least, 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 2 Lesser
Yellowlegs in the parking lot at the northeast corner along Meadow Lake.
Those of you that have been here are familiar with the wet fields just to
north of this spot, which hosts multitudes of Ring-billed Gulls in winter.
Unfortunately, these are fenced off for some kind of project. A bunch of
Killdeer moving in and out suggested there could be more shorebirds in
there, but who knows? Also, 3 Spotted Sandpipers were along the lake shore
and the boat dock.



So pretty dull in species composition today, but someone trying on another
day might come up with something better. And I'll add this - it was actually
a pretty good set up for photography.





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Bayside, NY


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Date: 8/16/18 9:43 am
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival
Looking Forward to seeing you all.

13th Annual Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
*Saturday, August 25, 2018, 7:30am-4:30pm*
*Shorebirds in Flight*
© Don Riepe

During the past 40 years, over 40 species of shorebirds (including rare and
accidental vagrants) have been recorded at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge’s
East and West Ponds from mid-July through October, with the greatest
diversity and abundance usually occurring in August. We invite you to
attend our 13th annual celebration at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on
Saturday, August 25. Activities include guided shorebird walks, family
programming, and talks from experts on shorebird conservation, shorebird
identification, and Jamaica Bay.

For more information on the festival, contact NYC Audubon at 212-691-7483,
American Littoral Society at 718-474-0896, or Don Riepe at
<donriepe...> The program is free, but suggested donations of $20 for
adults (children are free) to NYC Audubon are most welcome to offset the
festival cost.

*The Shorebird Festival is a NYC Audubon partnership program with American
Littoral Society and Gateway National Recreation Area.*

*Program Schedule*

*7:30am*
Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for registration
and continental breakfast (coffee, donuts, juice, etc.)

*8am*
Hike to the East Pond with experts (Kevin Karlson, Lloyd Spitalnik, et al.)
to view and identify shorebirds


*10:30am*Welcome from the National Park Service (Gateway Superintendent
Jennifer Nersesian)

*10:45am*
Overview of Jamaica Bay conservation issues and wildlife (Don Riepe)


*11:15am*Shorebird Photography (Lloyd Spitalnik)

*Noon*
Lunch (bring lunch or drive to deli located in nearby Broad Channel)

*1pm*
Hike with experts to West Pond for shorebirds and other fall migrants


*3pm*Kevin Karlson presentation
*4pm*
Discussion and wrap-up

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Lloyd
Lloyd Spitalnik Photography
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Date: 8/16/18 8:42 am
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwin at Breezy Point

Bird found yesterday (not by me) continues today on the ocean side. About half way out towards jetty in a flock of oystercatchers. They spent most of their time in the roped off nesting area.
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Date: 8/16/18 6:15 am
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Is., Suffolk Co.
Bridled Tern continues this morning in its usual location on Great Gull Island. See my earlier posts for caveats and additional info, and on my Inwood Birder blog.

Joe DiCostanzo

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Date: 8/16/18 6:01 am
From: Ken Feustel <feustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit At Cupsogue Co. Park (Suffolk Co.)
Observed at 8:00AM on flats east of inlet-still present at 9:00AM.

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Date: 8/15/18 4:01 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - 11 days thru Wed., 8/15
Sun., 5th - Wed.,15 August, 2018Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
Among the American warblers that have been seen in the previous ten
days, plus Wednesday 8/15, in Central Park are:
Northern Waterthrush (multiple)
Louisiana WaterthrushGOLDEN-WINGED Warbler (1 NW Ramble; many
observers for August 15th)Blue-winged Warbler (several)
Northern Parula (several)
Yellow Warbler (multiple)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (several)
Magnolia Warbler (ongoing male which has summered in the Ramble)
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler (at least several)
American Redstart (multiple)
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler (several)
Yellow-breasted Chat
Moving through the city of New York, specifically on Friday August
10th, were, among the genus Oreothlypis: Tennessee Warblers, and that
species has been seen & documented moving south elsewhere in the wider
region in the past two weeks.
Various other migrants into Wed./15th included Black-billed Cuckoo,
Olive-sided Flycatcher, & a number of other species.
"Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as
inevitable that which is inferior or detrimental, as though having
lost the will or the vision to demand that which is good?” -
Rachel Carson (1907-1964; marine biologist, conservationist, author
whose books include ‘Silent Spring’. Sir David Attenborough has
remarked that that book may have had an effect on science second only
to Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”.)
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Date: 8/15/18 6:02 am
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern still present on Great Gull Is, Suffolk Co.
The adult Bridled Tern was still present this morning at its usual area on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co. This is now the thirteenth day of its stay. See my earlier posts for caveats on looking for this bird.

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Date: 8/14/18 6:05 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] JBWR East and West Pond Report
This morning, I birded both the East and West ponds at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (JBWR) in Queens Co.

Given the recent heavy rains, I was anxious to see the effects on the East Pond. My suspicions were right. Almost all of the exposed flats on the south end is now under water. Long legged waders will continue to do well but the peeps will be hard pressed to find sizable open shoreline to feed.

NPS, is aware of the situation and will continue to drain the pond at full throttle. If we have a few days of no rain and good drainage we might be able to get back on track. It’s a real shame given the efforts this year by the Refuge staff in getting the pond ready for the shorebird season. We were right on target and that is the only reason why it is not a complete washout. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a dry spell.

Now onto the birds. Not many shorebirds on the pond to look at. From those present, I had the following highlights. White-rumped Sandpiper (4) and
Stilt Sandpiper (5)
Still no Western Sandpipers as yet - at least for me.

More juvenile shorebirds are starting to arrive. Today’s juvie numbers included:

Juvenile Short-billed Dowitcher (3)

Juvenile Greater Yellowlegs (2)

Juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs (6)

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper (2)

Juvenile Least Sandpiper (5)

Juvenile Black-bellied Plover (3)

Among the duckage, 3 Green-winged Teals and 1 Wood Duck were the notables.

A large number of juvenile Gulls continue on the pond, mostly Laughing with juvenile Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls. Among the Gull flock I picked out a CASPIAN TERN - just about that time when one would show up on the pond. The two Bonaparte’s Gulls continue, spending their time up at the north end while I was there.

A sizable number of American Oystercatchers continue to loaf near the Raunt at high tide. Today’s count was 57.

Other notables included a pair of COMMON RAVENS. First heard when I headed up north and then heard and seen when heading back south a few hours later.

An adult SNOW GOOSE, continue on the pond having been reported a few days ago. Its presence seems ominous given the status of the shorebird season (waterfowl season could wait thank you).

Over at the West Pond, the south east corner did not host as many shorebirds as seen recently. No Stilt or Pectoral Sandpipers for me there today. However, I did add a shorebird species for the day - a lone Ruddy Turnstone among the 100 + Semipalmated Sandpipers. The pond edges did not host much else in terms of shorebirds.

If you plan on visiting the East Pond, knee high muck boots are a must more so now given the rain. You are not going to get away with hiking boots unless soggy feet with East Pond water is your thing.

Finally, NPS management sent me an update late this afternoon verifying that the draining on the East Pond continue at full throttle. Nothing else we could do now but be hopeful.

Cheers,

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Date: 8/14/18 6:19 am
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
The adult Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island. At around 8:40 am I found it in its usual area on the northeast corner of the island. (It has been here since August 3.) Once again, I will mention the island is a research station and casual visitors are not allowed to land. However, several birders have seen the bird from the lighthouse tours that pass by the island on their way to Little Gull Island Light to the east. A few have also seen it from small boats. Earlier this week I posted a map of Great Gull Island and the area the Bridled frequents on my Inwood Birder blog (inwoodbirder.blogspot.com).

There are at least five Parasitic Jaegers chasing the feeding terns west of Great Gull, including on dark phase bird.

Also this morning there was a steady stream if migrating Tree Swallows flying west over the island.

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Date: 8/13/18 2:03 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA

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*New York

- Syracuse
- August 13, 2018
- NYSY 08.13.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: August 05 - August 13  2018

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: August 13 AT 3:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on August 05, 2018




Highlights:




YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

AMERICAN AVOCET

STILT SANDPIPER

RUFF

SAW-WHET OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

CERULEAN WARBLER

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     Shorebird numbers are still up with 14 species being seen at the complex, mostly at Knox-Marsellus and Puddlers Marshes. The RUFF continued this week at Knox-Marsellus and was also seen at Benning Marsh on 8/12. Not in the complex were 3 AMERICAN AVOCETS seen at West Barrier Park in Fair Haven.




     8/08: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues at the forested area on Armitage Road.

     8/10: The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continues at Knox-Marsellus and Puddlers and was seen up to the 12th.

     8/12: CERULEAN WARBLER is still being seen at the forested area of Armitage Road.







Cayuga County

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     8/7: 3 AMERICAN AVOCETS were spotted in flight at West Barrier Beach in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County

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     8/8: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was heard on the Farmer’s Hill Trail at Green Lakes State Park.







Oswego County

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     8/11: 5 species of shorebirds including STILT SANDPIPER were seen at the outlet at Sandy Pond State Park.







Oneida County

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     8/8: RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at 2 locations in Verona Beach.







Herkimer County

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     8/11: A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was found on the Third Lake Creek Trail between Old Forge and Inlet.







     







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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fw: NYSOA Early Bird Discount Ends Wednesday!
Hi all,
I'm forwarding information about this year's annual New York State Ornithological Association meeting in Rochester from October 5-7.  We have an excellent slate of activities during the meeting this year and I hope to see everyone there.  If you register by Wednesday, 15 August, would will save $10 per person with the early bird registration.  Hope to see you all there!
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Date: 8/13/18 10:11 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island
The adult Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island. When seen it is on
the northeast corner of the island. This is now the eleventh day of its
stay. This morning I spotted it from a blind on the north side near the
center of the island. It was coming in from the northeast headed for its
usual roosting spot.



Once again, I will mention that the island is a research station and casual
visitors are not allowed. However, a few birders have seen the bird from the
lighthouse tours that pass by the island on their way to Little Gull Island
Light to the east. Also a few birders have made the trip out to the island
in small boats to look for the bird from offshore. Today, however, the seas
are rough and it would not be a good day to be out in a small boat. I have
posted a map on my Inwood Birder blog that indicates where on the island the
tern has been seen. The map can be seen at here.
<https://inwoodbirder.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-8-bridled-tern-continues-o
n.html> Some birders



Anyone on a boat at the east end of Long Island Sound should keep an eye out
for other seabirds. Shearwater numbers have dropped off sharply, but there
are still a number of Parasitic Jaegers in the vicinity of Great Gull
Island. I have most often seen them west of Great Gull between us and Plum
Island. Yesterday I had saw as many as eight in that direction. This morning
I saw three to the west of Great Gull and another two to the northeast over
in the Race between Little Gull and Fishers Island.



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Date: 8/13/18 9:41 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. Aug. 13, 2018 - Peregrine Falcon, 4 Species of Wood Warblers & Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
Central Park NYC - Strawberry Fields & Ramble
Monday, August 13, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights on a morning with HEAVY RAIN that started at 8:20am: Peregrine Falcon, 4 Species of Wood Warblers & Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.

Mallard - 2 Lake
Mourning Dove - Strawberry Fields
Downy Woodpecker - Strawberry Fields
Northern Flicker - Strawberry Fields
Peregrine Falcon - perched 72nd and Columbus SE corner
Warbling Vireo - 2 Strawberry Fields
Red-eyed Vireo - Strawberry Fields
Blue Jay - Ramble
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 4 Strawberry Fields
Gray Catbird - 6
Cedar Waxwing - Strawberry Fields
Northern Waterthrush - 3 (1 Strawberry Fields, 2 Ramble)
Black-and-white Warbler - Ladies Pavilion
American Redstart - 4
Yellow Warbler - 2 Wagner Cove

Deb Allen
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Date: 8/12/18 3:40 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., Aug. 12, 2018 - Black-throated Green, Magnolia, Blue-winged & 6 add'l species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC - Ramble & Turtle Pond
Sunday, August 12, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights on a warm, muggy morning: Black-throated Green Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Ovenbird & five additional Wood Warbler Species, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (10), and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.

Canada Goose - 7 Lake
Mallard - 6 Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - Balancing Rock
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 in shade at Upper Lobe near Jewelweed
Chimney Swift - 4 together over Maintenance Field
Herring Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - 2 flyovers
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover Turtle Pond (Andrea Hessel)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Balancing Rock
Downy Woodpecker - 2 (Turtle Pond & Oak Bridge)
Hairy Woodpecker - Iphigene's Walk (Vicki Seabrook)
Northern Flicker - 4 Tupelo Field
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 (Maintenance Field & Tupelo Field)
Eastern Kingbird - Warbler Rock
Warbling Vireo - Warbler Rock
Blue Jay - several
White-breasted Nuthatch - near Boathouse
Carolina Wren - pair (singing male & female songs) Balancing Rock
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 10 (6 together Balancing Rock (Sandra Critelli))
American Robin - many
Gray Catbird - at least 10 including 3 juveniles
American Goldfinch - male Turtle Pond
Baltimore Oriole - 2 (Oak Bridge (Bill Perro), Turtle Pond (Andrea Hessel))
Common Grackle
Ovenbird - 2 (Warbler Rock (Vicki Seabrook), Iphigene's Walk (Deb)
Northern Waterthrush - 4
Blue-winged Warbler - west of Azalea Pond (Deb)
Black-and-white Warbler - 4
American Redstart - 10 including 4 adult males
Magnolia Warbler - Iphigene's Walk (Ginny de Liagre)
Yellow Warbler - near Boathouse (Bill Perro), Shakespeare Garden (Andrea Hessel)
Black-throated Green Warbler - worn after-hatch-year female Gill Overlook (Deb)
Canada Warbler - 3 or 4
Northern Cardinal - still singing

Deb Allen
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Date: 8/12/18 3:11 pm
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
The adult Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island. Once again inclement weather in the morning prevented me from checking for it then. I checked at around 10:30 am and 3:30 pm and did not see it. However, a check at around 5:30 found it in its usual area on the northeast corner of the island. (It has been here since August 3.) Once again, I will mention that the island is a research station and casual visitors are not allowed. However, several birders have seen the bird from the lighthouse tours that pass by the island on their way to Little Gull Island Light to the east. Earlier this week I posted a map of Great Gull Island and the area the Bridled frequents on my Inwood Birder blog (inwoodbirder.blogspot.com).

Shearwaters (mainly Greats, but still the occasional Cory’s) are still being seen around the island. Parasitic Jaeger numbers seem to be building up. In the morning I saw four, including a dark phase individual west of Great Gull Island. This afternoon there were a minimum of eight Parasitics west of the island. In one scope scan I spotted seven plus one more in the air chasing a tern.

Joe DiCostanzo

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Date: 8/12/18 1:17 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Sun. 12-Aug-2018
*NY County Highlights (based on Summer season ranking): *

• Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (4), Killdeer (5), Least Sandpiper (3),
Ruby-throated Hummingbird & American Goldfinch (3).

*1st hour*: *18 spp.*; *2nd*: *+7*; *3rd*: *+8*; *4th*: *+2*; *5th*: *+0
(13 min.)* = *35 spp.*

No Chimney Swifts seen.

Full checklist & image: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47802063

Summer frequency ranking:
• Least Sandpiper
• Ruby-throated Hummingbird
• Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
• Killdeer
• American Goldfinch
• Brown-headed Cowbird
• American Kestrel
• Fish Crow
• American Black Duck
• Common Tern
• Warbling Vireo
• Eastern Kingbird
• American Crow
• Laughing Gull
• Northern Flicker
• Downy Woodpecker
• Song Sparrow
• Northern Mockingbird
• Barn Swallow
• Ring-billed Gull
• Black-crowned Night-Heron
• Great Black-backed Gull
• Red-winged Blackbird
• Canada Goose
• Herring Gull
• Double-crested Cormorant
• Gray Catbird
• Northern Cardinal
• Mallard
• Common Grackle
• Mourning Dove
• Rock Pigeon
• European Starling
• American Robin
• House Sparrow
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Date: 8/11/18 12:42 pm
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
The adult Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island. This morning’s inclement weather prevented me from checking for it then. I was finally able to check at around 2:30 pm and it was in its usual area on the northeast corner of the island. (It has now been here since August 3. Beside it being its third in a row summer appearance.) Once again, I will mention that the island is a research station and casual visitors are not allowed. However, several birders have seen the bird from the lighthouse tours that pass by the island on their way to Little Gull Island Light to the east. Earlier this week I posted a map of Great Gull Island and the area the Bridled frequents on my Inwood Birder blog (inwoodbirder.blogspot.com).

Anyone doing the lighthouse tour boat trip should continue to watch for shearwaters. This morning’s weather and easterly winds brought more birds to the vicinity of the island than I have seen since last weekend. This morning there were at least 20 shearwaters in the race between Little Gull Island and Fisher’s Island. They were about four to one Great Shearwaters to Cory’s Shearwaters. This afternoon off the west end of the island among a fishing flock of terns there were at least five Great Shearwaters and three Parasitic Jaegers.

Joe DiCostanzo

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Date: 8/11/18 8:33 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. Aug. 11, 2018 - Ovenbird, Blue-winged, 3 Other Wood Warblers, & Brown Thrasher
Central Park NYC
Saturday August 11, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD

Highlights: On an hour-long visit to the Ramble before the deluge (6:15-7:15am) Ovenbird, Blue-winged Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Northern Waterthrush and American Redstart, Brown Thrasher, & Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.


Herring Gull - flyover
Red-bellied woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay - heard
Carolina Wren - 1 (singing Maintenance Field & Tupelo Field)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - at least 3 (2 Ramble, 1 or more Tupelo Field)
American Robin
Gray Catbird - 3
Brown Thrasher - Tupelo Field
White-throated Sparrow - Tupelo Field (summered)
Baltimore Oriole - feeding in cherries near Boathouse, another heard
Ovenbird - 4 (2 Tupelo Field, 2 Ramble, one of these near feeders)
Northern Waterthrush - 2 (Ramble & Tupelo Field)
Blue-winged Warbler - Maintenance Field
American Redstart - 6 including 2 adult males
Yellow Warbler - Tupelo Field
Northern Cardinal

Deb Allen
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Date: 8/11/18 5:37 am
From: Mike <mikec02...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Heckscher State Park Suffolk Co
Despite some pretty loud thunderstorms overnight, there is barely any water in the puddles at Heckscher this morning. The only shorebirds seen during a quick drive- through were Killdeers

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Date: 8/11/18 5:24 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

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

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

Since last update: 12 days

Green represents a New York State first and yellow highlights a species
added for the first time over the past few weeks. Red represents species
removed from the New York State list. Removed species may've been recently
reviewed or the list(s) they are associated with are hidden from view.

*Albany County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Albany>*
Long-billed Dowitcher (7-Aug-2018)

*Monroe County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Monroe>*
Black-backed Woodpecker (27-May-1991)

*Orange County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Orange>*
Roseate Spoonbill (29-Jul-2018)

*Orleans County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Orleans>*
Anna's Hummingbird (20-Oct-2017)

*Rensselaer County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Rensselaer>*
Sanderling (3-Aug-2018)

*Wyoming County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Wyoming>*
Sedge Wren (Removed)
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Date: 8/11/18 4:00 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Swindler Cove Park & Sherman Creek: Fri. 10-Aug-2018
NY County Highlights (Summer season):

Least Sandpiper (6), Spotted Sandpiper (2), Common Nighthawk (2) & American
Goldfinch

*1st hour*: *19 spp.*; *2nd*: *+2 (34 min.)* = *21 spp.*

A pair of Common Nighthawks were moving south over the Harlem River first
seen south of Sherman Creek.

The tide was rising when I arrived and all but the area near the
observation site at the southeast corner of Sherman Creek was under water.
When I arrived at this spot at 7:50p several shorebirds flushed including 2
Spotted Sandpipers and several Least Sandpipers. This was approximately 1
foot before high tide according to the University Heights Bridge tide chart
for 10-Aug and a half foot below the Spuyten Duyvil high tide mark.

I've marked this area on a customized Google Map for the park. It can be
found on the NYS eBird Hotspots below the eBird.org hotspot map on the
right side of the screen. Click box on upper right of Google map to view
larger map:

Google Map & overlay showing high ground on mudflats:

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Swindler%20Cove%20Park%20and%20Sherman%20Creek

Full checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47768930
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Date: 8/10/18 9:56 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 10 August 2018
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 10, 2018
* NYNY1808.10

- Birds Mentioned

ROSEATE SPOONBILL+
BRIDLED TERN+
AUDUBON’S SHEARWATER+

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

BROWN PELICAN
WHIMBREL
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Purple Martin
Cliff Swallow
Orange-crowned Warbler
MOURNING WARBLER
Northern Parula
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
BLUE GROSBEAK

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 10, 2018
at 11 pm.

The highlights of today's tape are BRIDLED TERN, BROWN PELICAN, AUDUBON’S
SHEARWATER, WHIMBREL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, BLUE GROSBEAK, MOURNING
WARBLER, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, plus a ROSEATE SPOONBILL update.

The BRIDLED TERN first spotted roosting on Great Gull Island last Friday
was still present today along with the many COMMON and ROSEATE TERNS.
Please remember that Great Gull is an important research station, and the
general public is not permitted to land on the island. The BRIDLED TERN
can, however, often be seen either as it roosts with other terns on the
northeast section of the island or as it is feeding around the island.

Only one report of BROWN PELICAN this week mentioned two apparently seen
briefly as they flew by Heckscher State Park Wednesday. Watching the
southern coast and inlets on Long Island could still produce further
sightings this season.

A boat well south of Long Island last Monday encountered a few AUDUBON’S
SHEARWATERS as well as other expected species. It was otherwise a much
slower week for pelagic species in near-shore waters.

The shorebird season continues to percolate, with the first of the
juveniles beginning to arrive to replace the departing adults. WHIMBRELS
this week featured five out in Jamaica Bay last Sunday and ten counted off
Watch Hill on Fire Island Tuesday, with a few others also about.

At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, both the East and West Ponds have been
attracting shorebirds, the East Pond mainly during higher tides, while the
vegetated flats in the southeastern corner of the West Pond have been
surprisingly productive generally. Counts from last Sunday comparatively
mentioned 35 STILT SANDPIPERS on the West Pond, 27 on the East Pond, but
the East Pond variety also included 6 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 2 flyby
WHIMBRELS and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. Two LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were
also noted a couple of days later along with 40 STILT and 15 PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS, and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS have also begun to appear there.

Notable among the continuing few LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS along the coast
were six at Watch Hill on Fire Island Tuesday and five at Breezy Point
Wednesday.

A GULL-BILLED TERN was still being seen at Brooklyn’s Plumb Beach at least
to Tuesday.

Continuing unusual nesters include the RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS at Connetquot
River State Park and the BLUE GROSBEAKS at the Calverton Grasslands around
the former Grumman Airport.

Some interesting migrant land birds this week include several species of
WARBLERS, notably separate MOURNINGS last Sunday in Central Park and
Marshlands Conservancy in Rye and what would be a very unexpected
ORANGE-CROWNED in Central Park today. A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was also
reported from Central Park today, and other WARBLERS cited this week
include BLACK-THROATED BLUE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, NORTHERN PARULA, and
CANADA. Also noteworthy was an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER in Central Park
Sunday plus some PURPLE MARTINS and CLIFF SWALLOWS.

As a note, the ROSEATE SPOONBILL at the Wallkill River NWR, mostly staying
in the lower New Jersey section, last Sunday morning got up and headed
north through Orange County, perhaps all the way up to Quebec, where their
first record appeared there Tuesday.

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

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

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Date: 8/10/18 1:42 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] JBWR Queens Co. East Pond Report
I spent a few hours this morning birding the East Pond (Schelping up the South End to the North and back) before and after high tide. Not lot of shorebirds but just enough to keep my interest.

Noticeably the STILT SANDPIPER numbers were down as I did not break double figures today. My final total was a meager 9 for the pond.

Short-billed Dowitcher numbers were at 27 but did include 1 juvenile - a first of the season for me on the pond.

Additionally, I finally had a White-rumped Sandpiper for the season on the pond. Only one seen today. Still no Western Sandpipers as yet.

A few juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted and Least Sandpipers rounded out the juvie shorebirds on the pond.

Among the duckage, 1 Wood Duck and 5 Green-winged Teals were the notables.

Some Gull stats for the Larophiles:

Among the 427 Laughing Gulls counted on the pond. 217 were Juveniles.

47 Herring Gulls of which 18 were juveniles.

57 Ring-billed Gulls - none were juveniles.

15 Great Black-backed Gulls - including 3 juveniles.

2 Bonaparte’s Gulls continue on the pond, spending most of their time at Gull Point during the time I was there.

Double-crested Cormorants numbers are starting to build with just under 200 on the pond today.

The conditions on the pond remain favorable despite the rains. As I always recommend, knee high muck boots are best.

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Date: 8/10/18 11:26 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., Aug. 10, 2018 - Yellow-breasted Chat, Orange-crowned, Mourning & 7 Other Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday, August 10, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: Yellow-breasted Chat (Central Park record early fall arrival date), Orange-crowned Warbler (Central Park record early fall arrival date), Mourning Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler & six other Species of Wood Warblers.

Mallard - 5 Harlem Meer
Mourning Dove - Green Bench (Sally Kopstein)
Chimney Swift - 2
Herring Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - flyover
Great Egret - flyover
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Loch
Downy Woodpecker - NE Wildflower Meadow
Northern Flicker - 4 juveniles
Empidonax Flycatcher - Wildflower Meadow (David Barrett)
Great Crested Flycatcher - heard only
Warbling Vireo - family of 3 (2 adults, 1 juvenile) below Fort Clinton
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 (NE Wildflower Meadow & west Wildflower Meadow
Blue Jay - 3
Barn Swallow - 2 North Meadow Ball Fields
Carolina Wren - Loch
American Robin - many
Gray Catbird - 6
Cedar Waxwing - flock of 8 feeding on Black Cherries at Wildflower Meadow
House Finch - male between E. side of the Pool & the Great Hill
American Goldfinch - pair Wildflower Meadow
Song Sparrow - 4 Conservatory Garden (nested)
White-throated Sparrow - Loch (a few summered North End & Ramble)
Yellow-breasted Chat - Green Bench 8:14am (Bob), later Wildflower Meadow (Central Park early fall date)
Baltimore Oriole - 3
Common Grackle - Loch
Northern Waterthrush - 2 both on the north side of the Loch
Black-and-white Warbler - 3
Orange-crowned Warbler - west Wildflower Meadow 7:56am (Bob) seen later with group (Central Park record early fall date)
Mourning Warbler - near entrance to Loch from N. Meadow Ball Fields
American Redstart - 8 including 8 adult males
Northern Parula - 2 male along the Loch
Yellow Warbler - 5
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 2 males (1 Wildflower Meadow, 2 Loch)
Canada Warbler - 4 Loch
Northern Cardinal - 2 or 3

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Date: 8/10/18 9:56 am
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern and public cruises to get there Part3
If you are planning to look for the Bridled Tern from the “Long Island
Lights Cruise” which originates from Orient Pt, NY you should know that it
did NOT run on August 9 or 10. The reason for that was cited as mechanical
problems (and full refunds were given, plus $10 towards next trips). It is
expected to run on August 11 and 12, but it appears that ferry schedules
may be changing somewhat, so you might want to call ahead to make a
reservation at 631-323-2525, and to confirm that the ship is running from
Orient Point that day, and that it will pass by the north side of Great
Gull Island as it heads for Little Gull Island.


www.lighthouse.cruises has more info about these cruises.

inwoodbirder.blogspot.com is Joe DiContanzo’s site, with great tern info.

trips33.blogspot.com is my site with more details and maps on this Bridled
Tern. The long distance makes this challenging so you should study this
site and photos to be prepared.

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Date: 8/10/18 7:43 am
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, "The Puddles"
The puddles are again becoming active and the birding should improve as the migration progresses. This morning there were more than 100 birds in a small puddle in the SW corner of the Orchard Beach parking lot. They were a mix of Semi-palmated Plovers and Semi-pal Sandpipers. Last season we had quite a few interesting species including Red-necked Phalarope, Whimbrel, Western Sandpiper, Stilt, Solitary, Pectoral and Baird’s Sandpiper.

Last year the asphalt was quite porous and broken. It was likely underground water percolated to the surface, keeping the puddles full, even during a stretch of dry weather. This probably kept whatever crustaceans that were present alive in the water.

In the early fall, much to our dismay, they began resurfacing the lot with a fresh few inches of asphalt. I thought this would be the end of our “puddle birding.” Now water has accumulated in the uneven surface of the lot and has reformed where the old puddles used to be. I’m guessing that nature wins out. The ground is not solid there and the asphalt has sunk in the same places as last year.

So even with the new non-porous “clean” asphalt, the birds are finding much food. The water looks clear to me, but with 100 or so birds in a very small puddle, obviously feeding, there must be something good to eat.

There is also a broken underground pipe that has been leaking for months. It is located in the SW corner of the grassy oval that is alongside the road leading to the main entrance of the beach. It’s easily seen because Parks Department can’t cut the grass at this location, it’s too wet. A small muddy area is in the middle of this mess and lots of birds have been landing here too. The Parks administration told me they won’t repair the pipe until the summer beach season is over.

If you decide to visit, park at Rodman’s Neck and walk. Otherwise the fee is $10.00 to park on weekends and $8.00 during the week, $5.00 for seniors, only during the week. The Rodman’s Neck lot gets full early on weekends.

Lots of other species around too, Kingbird, Goldfinches, Waxwings, Chipping Sparrows, House Finches, Killdeer, both egrets, terns, gulls, etc. Be sure to check Turtle Cove nearby.

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Date: 8/10/18 6:37 am
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
The adult Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island. It has now been here for a week that we know of. (Beside it being its third in a row summer appearance.) Once again, I will mention that the island is a research station and casual visitors are not allowed. However, several birders have seen the bird from the lighthouse tours that pass by the island on their way to Little Gull Island Light to the east. Earlier this week I posted a map of Great Gull Island and the area the Bridled frequents on my Inwood Birder blog (inwoodbirder.blogspot.com).

Anyone doing the lighthouse tour boat trip should continue to watch for shearwaters. The big numbers of late-July seem to have departed, but small numbers are still around. Yesterday I spotted single Cory’s and Great shearwaters northeast of Great Gull and this morning a single Great.

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Date: 8/10/18 3:44 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 09 Aug 2018
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 08/09/2018
* NYBU1808.09
- Birds mentioned

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AMERICAN AVOCET
SEDGE WREN
Cooper's Hawk
Merlin
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Semipalm. Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-b. Dowitcher
Cliff Swallow
Northern Parula
La. Waterthrush

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 08/09/2018
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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 July and early August reports
from the Niagara Frontier Region.

Southbound shorebird migrants provide birding
subjects while local birds are breeding. July
27, a flock of 27 AMERICAN AVOCETS were
photographed over Lake Erie, passing Ottaway
Park, just north of Barcelona Harbor in
Chautauqua County.

At Woodlawn Beach in Hamburg, and the Bird
Island Pier in Buffalo, recent shorebirds -
KILLDEER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, RUDDY TURNSTONE,
SANDERLING, SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER and LEAST
SANDPIPER. The same species plus SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER along the Lake Ontario in Niagara and
Orleans Counties, plus four WHIMBREL at Olcott,
STILT SANDPIPER at Lakeside Beach State Park,
and two BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS in a field at
Johnson Creek and Lower Lake Road in Somerset.

Single SHORT-B. DOWITCHERS at the Van Buren
Road pond in Pomfret, and on the Canadian shore
of Lake Erie at Windmill Point.

July 18, an UPLAND SANDPIPER at Kumpf Marsh, on
Route 77 in the Iroquois Refuge.

During early July, a rare SEDGE WREN in Orleans
County, on the east side of Foss Road, north of
Route 18. Also in Orleans County, a nesting
colony of 20 reported CLIFF SWALLOWS at a farm
pond, and COOPER'S HAWK nesting in a horse
chestnut tree on Kendrick Road.

Nesting falcons and hawks during July in
Buffalo - MERLINS at two locations, yielding
three and five fledglings, and COOPER'S HAWKS
with three young.

And during the last week of June, a week of
camping in Allegany State Park recorded 77
species, including 16 warbler species,
highlighted by three LA. WATERTHRUSHES and four
NORTHERN PARULAS.

You may report sightings after the tone. Thank
you for calling and reporting.

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Date: 8/9/18 7:01 pm
From: Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern
The tern was found around 5:00pm flying low over the water heading towards
the northeast point of Great Gull Island. I spotted it in the waters
between Little Gull and Great Gull Islands.
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Date: 8/9/18 2:13 pm
From: Purbita Saha <bitasaha...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] making spectrogram vid files
Birders, what tools do you use to make spectrograms that can be turned
into vid files? Song Sleuth doesn't allow you to share the visuals off the
platform.

Please don't reply all so we can avoid detracting from the sightings.
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Date: 8/9/18 6:05 am
From: <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island
The adult Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island. When seen it is on
the northeast corner of the island. This is now the seventh day of its stay.
I have been asked by a number of people to continue to post if it is here
since some are going to look for it from the lighthouse tour boats that go
by Great Gull Island as they go to and from Little Gull Island lighthouse. I
have posted a map on my Inwood Birder blog that indicates where on the
island the tern has been seen. The map can be seen at here.
<https://inwoodbirder.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-8-bridled-tern-continues-o
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Last week's shearwater show seems to have ended, but the odd shearwater are
still being seen around the island. This morning I saw single Great and
Cory's.



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Date: 8/8/18 4:01 pm
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern and public cruises to get there Part2
Joe DiCostanzo and I combined our observations and maps for the Bridled
Tern today. This includes my distant photos of the tern from the ship, plus
maps, at my blog (trips33.blogspot.com). Check it out (and Joe’s excellent
site inwoodbirder.blogspot.com) before you try for the Bridled Tern so you
know exactly where it is likely to be and how difficult it will be to see
it. The lighthouse cruises do pass close to this area of Great Gull
Island, and I have discussed it today with the ferry company which runs
these trips so they might slow down at this area to give you time to look
and photograph, although this is from a distance. See trips33.blogspot.com
for many details. Good luck if you go to try for it. The distance makes it
challenging. Tom Robben.

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Subject: Bridled Tern and public cruises to get there
Date: Mon Aug 6 2018 21:39 pm
From: robben99 AT gmail.com

Re the Bridled Tern, there is another similar catamaran cruise which
departs from Orient Point NY, making it easier for NY birders to get on
board. It is the Long Island Lights Cruise and includes slow passes near
Plum, Great Gull and Little Gull Islands. It runs August 9-12, 16-19,
23-26, 30-31 plus September 1-3. Thats it. See this website for details:
www.lighthouse.cruises � And Joe, if you could email me a map of that
corner of the island, with exactly where the bird hangs out (it was hard
for me to see those details as we passed at a distance) I could post them
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Date: 8/8/18 6:07 am
From: <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island
The adult Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island. When seen it is on
the northeast corner of the island. This is now the sixth day of its stay. I
have been asked by a number of people to continue to post if it is here
since some are going to look for it from the lighthouse tour boats that go
by Great Gull Island as they go to and from Little Gull Island lighthouse. I
have posted a map on my Inwood Birder blog that indicates where on the
island the tern has been seen. The map can be seen at
<https://inwoodbirder.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-8-bridled-tern-continues-o
n.html> here.
<https://inwoodbirder.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-8-bridled-tern-continues-o
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Last week's shearwater show seems to have ended, but the odd shearwater
(mostly Greats) are still being seen around the island.



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Date: 8/7/18 7:25 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Locations (4-Aug-'18)
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.

** See notes below if you wish to merge any of your personal locations with
existing hotspots.

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

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

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

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

The alphabetized page with all hotspots (6,280) has also been updated.
Links to both the New and Renamed pages appears on the 'Shared Location
Updates' line.

Alphabetical list of hotspots:
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** If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot
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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: 8/7/18 4:54 pm
From: Kathryn Schneider <fallline...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] job posting: NY Breeding Bird Atlas III Project Coordinator
From 2020-2025, New York State will be the first state to conduct its third Breeding Bird Atlas, this time using eBird to facilitate data collection. This Atlas is a partnership between the New York Natural Heritage Program , SUNY ESF faculty, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York State Ornithological Association, Audubon NY, Cornell University, and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. The Coordinator will play key roles in running the atlas’s day-to-day operations, engaging experienced and novice birders, and ensuring the collection of high-quality data on New York’s birds. Applications for this five-year position are now being accepted and should be submitted by September 3, 2018 to receive optimal consideration. Read all the details here: https://esf.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=101123 <https://esf.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=101123>
Please help us find the perfect person for this important position by sharing this announcement with qualified applicants.

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Date: 8/7/18 12:37 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Tues., Aug. 7, 2018 - Broad-winged Hawk & Four Species of Wood Warblers
Central Park NYC - Ramble south to 59th Street Pond
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD & birders visiting from India

Highlights: Broad-winged Hawk & Four Species of Wood Warblers

Canada Goose - Lake
Wood Duck - Male & female 59th Street Pond
Mallard - around 30 59th Street Pond
Mourning Dove - few
Chimney Swift - 2
Herring Gull - flyover
Broad-winged Hawk - adult low flyover Bow Bridge
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3 (Ramble, Bow Bridge, Warbler Rock)
Eastern Kingbird - family of 4 Gill Overlook
Blue Jay - 59th Street Pond, Ramble, fledglings at Summer House
Barn Swallow - 3 over Sheep Meadow
American Robin - abundant
Gray Catbird - many, 4 fledglings
Northern Mockingbird - east of Boathouse
Cedar Waxwing - 8-10 incl. fledglings feeding on Black Cherries Gill Overlook
House Finch - male Gill Overlook
Song Sparrow - pair north of Gapstow Bridge
Common Grackle - 7 along the Gill
Northern Waterthrush - 2 (59th Street mudflat & Oven)
Black-and-white Warbler - 3 (2 s. side of Tupelo, 1 at the Gill)
American Redstart - 15-20
Yellow Warbler - 5
Northern Cardinal - at least 10 59th Street Pond

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Date: 8/7/18 11:12 am
From: Paul R Sweet <sweet...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Watch Hill report
An overnight camping trip to the beach east of Watch Hill, Fire Island yielded good numbers of shorebirds.

Sanderling - 1000 (conservative estimate)
Red Knot - 11 on beach
Ruddy Turnstone - 6 on beach
Whimbrel - 10, flock of 8 flying west along ocean, 2 on beach
Willet - 10 (at least)
Semipalmated Sandpipers - many small flocks up to 30 birds moving west along ocean front but not stopping
Black-bellied Plover - 16
Semipalmated Plover - 2
Oystercatcher - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 4 in salt marsh

Also on the ocean several Royal Terns, one Forster’s along with Common & Least.

On the beach at least 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls along with the usual Great Black-backed, Herring, Ring-billed & Laughing.

A single hen Common Eider on the ocean was surprising.

This wonderful location is accessible by ferry from Patchogue, either to Davis Park or Watch Hill. As well as miles of virtually empty beach there are great boardwalks through salt marsh at Watch Hill. Wilderness camping (no amenities) is available by permit from the Parks Dept website.

Happy Summer.

Paul Sweet | Department of Ornithology | American Museum of Natural History | Central Park West @ 79th St | NY 10024 | Tel 212 769 5780 | Mob 718 757 5941
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Date: 8/7/18 10:51 am
From: Sy Schiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside
If’s summer and post season breeding time. Willets have fledged and adults and young have all completely moved on; the same for Tree Swallows. Still swallows continue over the marsh, but now are all Barn. Young birds that remain are Clapper Rails, Green Herons, visiting Forster’s terns, Saltmarsh Sparrow and Yellow Warblers. Seaside Sparrows and Marsh Wrens did not bred on the territory this year.

A Ruby-throated Hummingbird showed up last week in the area that attract them, but not seen since. A scattering of shorebirds were there today, both Semipalmated Plover and Sandpiper, and Least Sandpiper, a stray Greater Yellowlegs and not much else. Fronts lately are from the west and winds from the south, We need a weather change,
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Date: 8/7/18 5:07 am
From: peter paul <pepaul...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Breezy Point Shorebirds (and others)
Yesterday morning, Breezy was host to a couple thousand shorebirds - mostly
Sanderling, but 12 shorebird species in total. Highlights overall were two
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLs, a continuing male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER close to
the jetty, two RED KNOTS, and good numbers of Ruddy Turnstones and Semipalmated
Plovers (enough to begin to be able to sort through in hopes of, dare I
say, some other kind of plover!).

Nothing rare or too exciting. But there were enough birds that it felt
like anything could touch down or show up in the mix with enough
attention.

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Date: 8/7/18 4:40 am
From: Grover, Bob <rgrover...>
Subject: RE:[nysbirds-l] on the subject of Barn Swallows
There were about 100 swallows, roughly evenly split between Barn and Tree, massing in the parking lot at Robert Moses Field 2 yesterday morning. Periodically, they rose up in an old-fashioned cloud, and then set down quickly. They were joined by a couple of juv. R. W. Blackbirds, which looked quite anomalous.

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Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] on the subject of Barn Swallows

Dear Orhan and all,

Yes, Barn Swallows are migrating now. Under the right conditions (northwest winds following a cold front), one can see thousands of them streaming westward along Long Island's outer beaches at this time of year. The weather lately, however, has been quite odd, with no northwest winds in our area since 18 July. The day before that day I posted to this list, describing the potential for a big swallow flight:

http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=1452337&MLID=NY01&MLNM=New%20York

The flight on the 18th was lighter than I'd hoped, but still illustrative of the potential to see lots of Bank and Barn Swallows on the move:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47273411

During the relentlessly dull, humid weather since then, it's likely that Barn Swallows and other species are continuing to migrate, but in less dramatic and conspicuous ways. Yesterday, as a group of us held an unsuccessful vigil for the Walkill River Roseate Spoonbill in Orange County, we noticed interesting Barn Swallow behavior. The swallows foraged higher and higher during the late morning, until, during the middle of that sweltering day, few could be seen. Toward dusk, about 200 reappeared and began coursing in dense groups, low over the marshes, joined by several Least Bitterns that flew along with them in various directions, attracting their ire at times. Watching this was a visually unusual experience, to say the least! My guess is that the birds gathering around your boats are staging up prior to leaving, or pausing in a favorable feeding area, awaiting favorable conditions to continue migrating. For what it's worth, I have seen exactly the same kind of behavior that you describe, at this time of year. On 29 July 2011, Pat and I met John Zarudsky at Pt. Lookout, Nassau County, to survey the Line Islands for shorebirds. On his boat and others in the West Marina, I estimated 60 Barn Swallows, closely packed on the railings.

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore

I saw 35 Barn Swallows on an 18' boat in West Neck Creek, Shelter Island while trolling for Snapper Blues. I saw many more on other boats . I have been trolling around boats for ten years here, never seen this many Barn Swallow on boats. Barn swallows here nest under docks and many times the high tide wipes them out, there is at least a hundred docks from the beginning to the end of West Neck Creek. Maybe the start of migration south?

I must also add that I see hundreds of Tree Swallow moving west starting at this time of the year over the creeks, this year maybe 10% of the Barn Swallows. At least in my Purple Martin colony where I have a Tree Swallow gourd away, I found only one or two survive out of four or five, where I never had casualties and in Mashomack many were found dead in the Blue Bird houses, because of the many Noreasters.this spring. Maybe, better live Barn Swallows than Tree Swallows

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Date: 8/6/18 7:40 pm
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern and public cruises to get there
Re the Bridled Tern, there is another similar catamaran cruise which
departs from Orient Point NY, making it easier for NY birders to get on
board. It is the “Long Island Lights Cruise” and includes slow passes near
Plum, Great Gull and Little Gull Islands. It runs August 9-12, 16-19,
23-26, 30-31 plus September 1-3. Thats it. See this website for details:
www.lighthouse.cruises — And Joe, if you could email me a map of that
corner of the island, with exactly where the bird hangs out (it was hard
for me to see those details as we passed at a distance) I could post them
for everyone to see your map. Thanks. Tom Robben. robben99 AT gmail.com

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Date: 8/6/18 6:14 pm
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
The adult Bridled Tern continues on the northeast corner of Great Gull Island. I did not see it when I first checked for it around 10:00 am. Presumably it was out feeding. The evening around 6:00 pm it was in its usual area.

I have received a number of inquiries and I will remind everyone the island is not open to casual visits. However, Tom Robben posted earlier today that he was on a lighthouse cruise out of New London, CT yesterday and saw the Bridled from the tour boat. Check his post for details.

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Date: 8/6/18 5:14 pm
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] August 5th LIS mini pelagic trip
I took the Aug.5th Sunday 12:30pm “Classic Lighthouse Cruise” from New
London for $30.
Most of the route and the birds were in NY waters, where I had a few Great
and Corys Shearwaters, plus the Bridled Tern on Great Gull Island. We also
covered the north side of Plum and Little Gull island, plus The Race. What
an excellent bargain, for 2.5 hours and 55miles for $30!
More complete trip report is at:
trips33.blogspot.com

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Date: 8/6/18 3:09 pm
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] on the subject of Barn Swallows
Dear Orhan and all,

Yes, Barn Swallows are migrating now. Under the right conditions (northwest winds following a cold front), one can see thousands of them streaming westward along Long Island's outer beaches at this time of year. The weather lately, however, has been quite odd, with no northwest winds in our area since 18 July. The day before that day I posted to this list, describing the potential for a big swallow flight:

http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=1452337&MLID=NY01&MLNM=New%20York

The flight on the 18th was lighter than I'd hoped, but still illustrative of the potential to see lots of Bank and Barn Swallows on the move:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47273411

During the relentlessly dull, humid weather since then, it's likely that Barn Swallows and other species are continuing to migrate, but in less dramatic and conspicuous ways. Yesterday, as a group of us held an unsuccessful vigil for the Walkill River Roseate Spoonbill in Orange County, we noticed interesting Barn Swallow behavior. The swallows foraged higher and higher during the late morning, until, during the middle of that sweltering day, few could be seen. Toward dusk, about 200 reappeared and began coursing in dense groups, low over the marshes, joined by several Least Bitterns that flew along with them in various directions, attracting their ire at times. Watching this was a visually unusual experience, to say the least! My guess is that the birds gathering around your boats are staging up prior to leaving, or pausing in a favorable feeding area, awaiting favorable conditions to continue migrating. For what it's worth, I have seen exactly the same kind of behavior that you describe, at this time of year. On 29 July 2011, Pat and I met John Zarudsky at Pt. Lookout, Nassau County, to survey the Line Islands for shorebirds. On his boat and others in the West Marina, I estimated 60 Barn Swallows, closely packed on the railings.

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore

I saw 35 Barn Swallows on an 18' boat in West Neck Creek, Shelter Island while trolling for Snapper Blues. I saw many more on other boats . I have been trolling around boats for ten years here, never seen this many Barn Swallow on boats. Barn swallows here nest under docks and many times the high tide wipes them out, there is at least a hundred docks from the beginning to the end of West Neck Creek. Maybe the start of migration south?

I must also add that I see hundreds of Tree Swallow moving west starting at this time of the year over the creeks, this year maybe 10% of the Barn Swallows. At least in my Purple Martin colony where I have a Tree Swallow gourd away, I found only one or two survive out of four or five, where I never had casualties and in Mashomack many were found dead in the Blue Bird houses, because of the many Noreasters.this spring. Maybe, better live Barn Swallows than Tree Swallows

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Date: 8/5/18 7:41 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Guided Shorebird Walk Knox-Marcellus Marsh Sat August 11th 7 am
All,

We will be doing another guided shorebird walk to K-M and Puddler's Marshes
Montezuma this coming Saturday August 11th. We will meet at the visitor's
center at 7 am or if you desire you can go to the East Road overlook by 715
am.

There have been some great birds reported recently here including a basic
plumage RUFF and a continuing juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON. Plus a
nice assortment of shorebirds.

Here is an ebird list from last Saturday's walk led by Joshua Snodgrass.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47656443
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47656443>

As always bring water, snacks, insect repellent and sunscreen. We will walk
down the dike and basically bird where the birds are. The weather looks wet
at times this week but so far looks nice on Saturday which will hopefully
keep water levels up for shorebirds.

Any questions let me know.

Best,
Dave Nicosia

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Date: 8/5/18 7:39 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Guided Shorebird Walk Knox-Marcellus Marsh Sat August 11th 7 am
All,

We will be doing another guided shorebird walk to K-M and Puddler's Marshes
Montezuma this coming Saturday August 11th. We will meet at the visitor's
center at 7 am or if you desire you can go to the East Road overlook by 715
am. See attached flyer

There have been some great birds reported recently here including a basic
plumage RUFF and a continuing juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON. Plus a
nice assortment of shorebirds.

Here is an ebird list from last Saturday's walk led by Joshua Snodgrass.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47656443
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47656443>

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at times this week but so far looks nice on Saturday which will hopefully
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Any questions let me know.

Best,
Dave Nicosia

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Date: 8/5/18 4:59 pm
From: Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] on the subject of Barn Swallows
I must also add that I see hundreds of Tree Swallow moving west starting at
this time of the year over the creeks, this year maybe 10% of the Barn
Swallows.
At least in my Purple Martin colony where I have a Tree Swallow gourd away,
I found only one or two survive out of four or five,where I never had
casualties and in Mashomack many were found dead in the Blue Bird houses,
because of the many Noreasters.this spring.
Maybe, better live Barn Swallows than Tree Swallows
Orhan
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Date: 8/5/18 4:41 pm
From: Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] not sure whether reportable
I saw 35 Barn Swallows on an 18' boat in West Neck Creek, Shelter Island
while trolling for Snapper Blues. I saw many more on other boats . I have
been trolling around boats for ten years here, never seen this many Barn
Swallow on boats.
Barn swallows here nest under docks and many times the high tide wipes them
out, there is at least a hundred docks from the beginning to the end of
West Neck Creek. Maybe the start of migration south?
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Shelter Island

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Date: 8/5/18 3:54 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] JBWR West and East Pond Report...
I spent a good 8 + hours birding both West and East Ponds at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (JBWR), Queens Co.

I am pleased to report that the area near bench 4 on the West Pond trail was mowed this morning. The cut back allows better viewing of the South East corner of the West Pond which as of late has attracted a good number of shorebirds. For example, I counted 35 Stilt Sandpipers there this AM and I am sure to have missed a few.

While the viewing is much better now. It would be nice to have views with the rising sun behind you. To that effect, I have begun a conversation with NPS on the idea of opening up trails through the Phragmites bordering the South Garden. This is not a new ask. Some of you will remember the fanfare around “Blue-ribbon” discussions at the Refuge where this was brought up but like many ideas, was shelved for more er...pressing matters. More on that later as I let this conversation marinate a bit.

The only other highlight on the West Pond was a Ruddy Duck.

On the East Pond, I did a compete end to end survey (south to north and back). A total of 16 species of Shorebirds. The highlights were 2 Whimbrels (flyover on the North End), 6 Pectoral Sandpipers, 1 Ruddy Turnstone, 27 Stilt Sandpipers, 1 Long-billed Dowitcher (different looking than the one I reported on July 31st) and 2 Red Knots among the usual suspects.

Non shorebird highlights included: Two Bonaparte’s Gulls continuing on the pond. This afternoon they were loafing near “Gull Point.” Also of note, 1 Green-winged Teal hiding among the duckage.

Overall, the shorebird numbers were decent. Mostly peeps, scattered throughout the pond. Among them, I pulled out 2 flagged Semipalmated Sandpipers. A few juvenile Least Sandpipers were a first for the season for me, as well as one juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs.

No Western or White-rumped Sandpipers today despite sifting through the peeps as best as I could.

P.S. Mosquitoes remain hungry and fierce.

Cheers,

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林 Quiet as the forest
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山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu The Art of War

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Date: 8/5/18 3:07 pm
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow Bar Whimbrels
A kayak trip to Yellow Bar Hassock in Jamaica Bay this afternoon discovered
a minimum of five Whimbrels seen in flight at the same time.

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Date: 8/5/18 2:23 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. Aug. 5, 2018 - 10 Wood Warblers incl. Mourning & Blue-winged, Hairy Woodpecker, Wood Thrush
Central Park NYC
Sunday August 5, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: 10 Species of Wood Warblers incl. Mourning Warbler & Blue-winged Warbler, Hairy Woodpecker, Wood Thrush. Note: Oddly there were no Red-breasted Nuthatches at the Pinetum today.

Canada Goose - very few Reservoir
Mallard - 50+ Reservoir, 12 Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Shakespeare Garden
Laughing Gull - flyover Maintenance Field (Jeff Ward)
Herring Gull - 5 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 1 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 13 Reservoir, another on the Lake
Black-crowned Night-Heron - hatch-year Upper Lobe (Sandra Critelli)
Red-billed Woodpecker - residents incl. a hatch-year bird at the Point (Jeff Ward)
Hairy Woodpecker - hatch-year bird at Warbler Rock (Jeff Ward)
Northern Flicker - residents at 2 locations
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 Warbler Rock, another at the Oven @ 7am
Eastern Kingbird - heard several in Ramble (probable family group)
Warbling Vireo - 2
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - 3
White-breasted Nuthatch - Gill Overlook
Wood Thrush - Summer House (Jeff Ward)
American Robin - Common residents, many juveniles
Gray Catbird - several locations
Song Sparrow - the Point (Luke Stoppard)
White-throated Sparrow - seen singing at Gill Overlook
Baltimore Oriole - 2 Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench, also heard at Reservoir
Red-winged Blackbird - female Laupot Bridge
Common Grackle - flyover
Waterthrush - probably Louisiana at Upper Lobe (dark photo)
Blue-winged Warbler - Iphigene's Walk
Black-and-white Warbler - male Tupelo Field
Mourning Warbler - Tupelo Field (Deb)
American Redstart - at least 5 including 2 adult males (Jeff Ward)
Northern Parula - west side of Tupelo Field
Magnolia Warbler - adult with black streaks at Maintenance Field
Yellow Warbler - 12+
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Maintenance Field (Deb)
Canada Warbler - 2 males (Swampy Pin Oak, Iphigene's Walk)
Northern Cardinal - residents

Andrea Hessel reported a flyover Northern Mockingbird at the Tupelo Field.

Barbara Green reported a Black-and-white Warbler at the waterfall in Hallett on Saturday (8/4/18).

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Date: 8/5/18 11:57 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA

 RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- August 05, 2018
- NYSY 08.05.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: July 30 - August 05  2018

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: August 05 AT 2:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on July 30, 2018




Highlights:




YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

WHIMBREL

STILT SANDPIPER

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

RUFF

SAW-WHET OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

PINE SISKIN







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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Thirteen Shorebird species were reported from the complex this week. The highlight was a female RUFF found yesterday at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.




WILSON’S SNIPE

RUFF

STILT SANDPIPER

DUNLIN

LEAST SANDPIPER

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER

GREATER YELLOWLEGS

LESSER YELLOWLEGS

SEMIPALMATED PLOVER

KILLDEER

SPOTTED SANDPIPER




Away from the complex BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was found in Onondaga County and WHIMBREL was seen at West Barrier Beach in Cayuga County.




     8/4: A female RUFF was discovered at Knox Marsellus Marsh. Also seen were 11 other shorebird species, 15 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS and the previously reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.







Cayuga County

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     7/31: 3 WHIMBREL were seen at West Barrier Beach in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County

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     8/1: BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS were seen at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse and the Gerber Topsoil farm in Kirkville.

     8/1: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues in Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville. It was found also on 8/5.







Oneida County

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     7/30: 2RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were found in the forest Ave. area of Verona Beach and were seen through 8/1.

     8/4: 3 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen in Cleveland on the north shore of Oneida Lake.







Herkimer County

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     8/1: A PINE SISKIN was seen on Jerseyfield Road north of Dolgeville.




     







-end transcript




Joseph Brin

Region 5

Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA


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Date: 8/5/18 10:40 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy
A great surprise this morning was a well seen mourning warbler right near parking area. A few least terns were also a first for me at the Park perhaps for the County. Shorebirds were in short supply at least between 1015-1145.

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Date: 8/5/18 10:29 am
From: <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues on Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
The adult Bridled Tern continued on Great Gull Island this morning. It
frequents the rocks on the northeast corner of the island. The island is a
closed research station, so people cannot land on the island. This now ties
last year's three day stay.



There are many fewer terns (the breeding Common and Roseates) around than
just yesterday. The many shearwaters visible from the island for the last
ten were not evident today. Only a handful of Great Shearwaters were seen
from the island this morning.



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Date: 8/4/18 10:21 pm
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] FISH, terns and shearwaters
Sixteen of us took the ferry to Orient Pt. at 8am on Aug.4th. A few jaegers
and Cory’s and Great Shearwaters persist along the ferry route. You can get
to Tina Green’s eBird reports for this trip from this site:
trips33.blogspot.com

There is strong fish activity off Plum Island Light. If anyone knows which
species of fish are currently active in the waters around Plum and Great
Gull Islands, please let us know. The terns and shearwaters are preying on
some of those fish species.

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Date: 8/4/18 12:35 pm
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridled Tern continues at Great Gull I., Suffolk Co.
The adult Bridled Tern found on Great Gull Island yesterday continued today on the rocks on the northeast corner of the island. Many shearwaters continue to be seen from the island (both west and northeast of the island). Today Great Shearwaters outnumbered Cory’s for the first time. Manx and Sootys were in single digits. At least six Parasitic Jaegers (5 light phase and 1 dark phase).

At 3:30 pm the Bridled flew north from the island towards Connecticut.

Joe DiCostanzo and Sean Sime

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Date: 8/4/18 9:23 am
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Ruff, Montezuma NWR
The highlight of this morning's walk on the dikes around Knox-Marsellus
Marsh at Montezuma NWR was a female-type RUFF that I picked out along the
grassy north edge of Knox-Marsellus. It gave good views and was still
present as we walked back around 11, probably decently viewable from East
Road in the evening light.

We also saw the continuing juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in the ditch
along the north side of Puddlers Marsh, not likely to be visible from
public areas still in the area at least.

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Date: 8/3/18 8:40 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 03 August 2018
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 03, 2018
* NYNY1808.03

- Birds Mentioned

BROWN BOOBY+
ANHINGA+
ROSEATE SPOONBILL+
BRIDLED TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

King Eider
Common Eider
Cory’s Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Great Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
BROWN PELICAN
Whimbrel
MARBLED GODWIT
Stilt Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
Parasitic Jaeger
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 3, 2018
at 9 pm.

The highlights of today's tape are BROWN BOOBY, BRIDLED TERN, BROWN
PELICAN, MANX SHEARWATER and other pelagics, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, MARBLED
GODWIT and other shorebirds, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE
GROSBEAK, and extralimital ROSEATE SPOONBILL and ANHINGA.

First for the extralimitals - a ROSEATE SPOONBILL, spending most of its
time in the New Jersey section of the Wallkill River NWR at its Liberty
Loop section off Oil City Road southwest of Pine Island in Orange County,
has ventured into the New York side a few times recently, both early in the
morning and later in the afternoon.

An ANHINGA, first found at Morningside Park in Fallsburg, Sullivan County
on July 23rd, was seen again there for half an hour last Sunday morning -
does it still continue in that area?

An interesting week for pelagics included a report of an adult BROWN BOOBY
passing a boat 10 miles off Fire Island last Monday morning; other seabirds
noted included 45 CORY’S, 250 GREAT, 15 SOOTY and 2 MANX SHEARWATERS and
115 WILSON STORM-PETRELS.

Last Sunday a boat party estimated about 1,800 SHEARWATERS off Great Gull
Island, mostly CORY’S and GREAT plus a few SOOTY and MANX SHEARWATERS and 4
PARASITIC JAEGERS. But the highlight at Great Gull was a BRIDLED TERN
appearing there today, this the third consecutive year this species has
visited the island. The above pelagic species have also been seen from the
island during the week.

From shore, 130 CORY’S and 5 GREAT SHEARWATERS were noted off Mecox Sunday,
and a report from Camp Hero in Montauk Wednesday noted 27 CORY’S, 4 GREAT
and 2 MANX SHEARWATERS.

Another decent week for BROWN PELICANS included 5 at Moriches Inlet and 4
off Staten Island last Sunday, 1 off Robert Moses State Park at least to
Tuesday, and 1 at Old Inlet west of Smith Point Park yesterday.

Shorebird season too is here. At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge the East
Pond, having to deal with recent rains, has produced some STILT and
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS as well as a flyby WHIMBREL and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Tuesday. The southeast corner of the West Pond has also been quite
productive, though with poorer viewing availability. A WILSON’S PHALAROPE
was spotted in this corner last Saturday and stayed at least to Monday, and
a few STILT and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS have joined other species there,
including a WHIMBREL Sunday. Single WHIMBREL have also been at Plumb Beach
last weekend and at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye yesterday and today.

Last Saturday a MARBLED GODWIT flew by Breezy Point, where 3 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS were also present.

Single GULL-BILLED TERNS were noted at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last
Sunday and Plumb Beach Tuesday.

The two drake KING EIDERS, now in full eclipse plumage, were still on the
east side of Shinnecock Inlet with 15 COMMON EIDERS on Tuesday.

Five RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS seen in 2 different sections of Connetquot
River State Park on Tuesday indicate successful nesting of 2 pairs there
this season – some great news!

Sightings of SUMMER TANAGER in Northwest Harbor indicated possible breeding
there, and nesting BLUE GROSBEAKS continue around the Calverton Grasslands
at the old Grumman Airport.

Recent land bird migrants have included CLIFF and BANK SWALLOWS,
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, and a few regionally nesting WARBLERS, including
NORTHERN and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, WORM-EATING, BLUE-WINGED and YELLOW
WARBLERS and NORTHERN PARULA.

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

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

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Date: 8/3/18 6:34 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Aug/'18)
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.

All County pages currently have links for the *Illustrated Checklists* and
links to both Images and Audio from the Macaulay Library.

*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 *926 pages representing a total of 1,905 out of 6,277 hotspots* (
30.4%). Updates involve # of species and color codings based on species #
along with updated 2018 periods on the bar chart tables displaying the:

• Current Month: Aug./2018
• Prior Month: Jul./2018
• the current two month period Jul.-Aug./2018
• along with the current year: 2018

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

Counties with 'static' pages do not need to be maintained on a monthly
basis. These include pages for the Top 10+ locations and includes Albany,
Bronx, Broome, Chautauqua, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex,
Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Jefferson, Livingston, Madison, Oneida,
Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Rensselaer, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga,
Sullivan, Ulster & Wayne with *Putnam County currently having all shared
locations linked to wikipages*.

An alphabetical list of all hotspots (6,277) can be found on a single page.
Links exist for any hotspot with a wikipage. Clicking the county name to
the right of any hotspot will bring up the county page showing all county
hotspots. A link to the alphabetical list page is at the bottom of this
message. There is a link to the page at the top of the New York State page.

*Bar Charts (Species Lists)*: For all county and Top 10+ location pages
there's a table showing the months, seasons and several time frames for the
current year. Clicking any of these links will bring up a complete list of
species and other taxa with bar charts representing abundance. To see a
list of species for **all* periods* click on the name above the months i.e.
'New York State (489 spp.)' or 'Niagara County (320 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. Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara County with its 4
locations.

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

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

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

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

• Home page: http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York
• Alphabetical list of hotspots:
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Date: 8/3/18 2:09 pm
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Roseate spoonbill in NY now
After waiting all day the spoonbill just landed on the NY side of the berm at liberty Loop. Landed just of the west trail. 5:09 now

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Date: 8/3/18 1:30 pm
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Suffolk Co. Bridled Tern and Shearwater Show
An adult Bridled Tern was discovered today on the north east side of Great Gull Island. This is the third summer in a row it/one has spent part of the late summer here. Unfortunately, the island is a research station and landing is not permitted.

Shearwater numbers are down today, but yesterday morning there were hundreds of Shearwaters, mostly Cory’s and Great with less than 5 Sooty and 2 Manx. At minimum 5 Parasitic Jaegers were working the Tern flocks around the island.

Good birding,
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Brooklyn, NY



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Date: 8/3/18 8:31 am
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [MASSBIRD] Little stint at morris island cape cod right now
Extra-limital Little Stint - Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Something for our Long Island lookouts to be on watch for. I'm sure more
than one could pass through NY now and then. But they are easily overlooked.

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Date: Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 9:05 AM
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Little stint at morris island cape cod right now
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In same location as last year. Looks like the same bird as photographed by
Sean and Mali a few days ago. I wondered if it might be roosting at south
beach and feeding here so I checked it out. [edited].

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Date: 8/3/18 6:59 am
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy (Rye) Whimbrel continues
The Whimbrel is a good bird for Westchester. A Red Knot is also present
with the other shorebirds. All on the mudflats off Parson's Island. Tom
Burke & Gail Benson

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Date: 8/2/18 8:11 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Montauk LI Seawatch Report
Gary Strauss called in to report the following:

Yesterday during a sea watch from 3:30 - 7:30 pm at Camp Hero Montauk. The following notable observations.

2 Manx Shearwater
27 Cory’s Shearwater
4 Great Shearwater
Many Shearwater sp. too far offshore to identify.

Many thanks to Gary for his report.

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Date: 8/2/18 4:38 pm
From: ArieGilbert <ArieGilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Roseate Spoonbill in NY YES. 6pm Aug 2.
Bob Proniewich and I went to Wallkill nwr today in the morning and observed the spoonbill in its usual spot on the west trail in the cut south of the water control and water depth meter. 
Much as we hoped, when it flew a few times it never ventured anywhere near to the NY border. 
We left to get food after a while and then went on a fruitless search for the previously reported anhinga. No luck. 
We returned to wallkill after we concluded the anhinga was not gettable and after the rain stopped we went back to get another look. 
We were joined by Bill Weissman and we brought him to the area and located the bird for him. 
By around 6pm we decided to depart, and unbeknownst to us it took off north some time after we did. Bill called me but I was out of cell phone range. 
When we emerged from tree covered section of the trail near the berm, I spotted a large bird flying south from near oil city road. It was a spoonbill, and my immediate thought was that it was a second bird!! 
We watched it fly south and we made haste to go back to where we had it before and determine if it was the bird or another. 
 Bill confirmed it had flown north, and while it was not a second bird Bob and I were elated at our good fortune. 
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Date: 8/2/18 7:09 am
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy (Rye) Whimbrel
A Whimbrel has been on the flats at Marshlands Conservancy this morning. A
good Westchester bird. Tom Burke & Gail Benson

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Date: 8/2/18 6:21 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Manhattan-island birds in the latter half of July
Manhattan, N.Y. City
second half of July - 2018 -

A whole lot of migration has taken place, just as expected, in the 2nd half of July, and - again, as expected - many were not southbound shorebirds (although of course plenty were), and Manhattan island saw its fair share of those migrants that were & are working south. (In the month of August, the majority of species-diversity of N. American-breeding warblers will have departed their breeding areas and begun to work their way south; some will have reached their so-called “wintering” destination well before August is over. Note the reference to diversity - which does include high numbers of individuals, as well, by later in August; many warblers that breed in parts of our region are spending up to 7-8 months in the places where they stay for the winter, thus obviously taking in a lot more than a 3-month period of calendar-winter. Part of the prrof of this is seen from banding, as well as sight & photo-records, from many points far south including in South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean islands.)

The irruptive movements of Red-breasted Nuthatch, which have been noted across this continent in relatively modest numbers this summer, may or may not indicate a lot about any other species that are ‘irruptive’. This summer’s movements of this nuthatch species are not at all unprecedented, and it is hard to predict what the species may do in our area as we get to the true fall (by claendar) season; even thenm should more Red-bresated Nuthatches be seen in downstate NY, this is not that good an indicator that that same area is due for a finch movement. All of the birds that are irruptive are known to move in ways that are still not quite predictable, although obviously they will move on if food for them is scarce. It also should be noted that like so many bird species we don’t immediately see as “insectivorous”, all of the finches, and nuthtaches, and a wide variety of other kinds of birds will take insect & arthropod prey when & where easily obtained. That’s obviously more likely, or at least possible, in the warnest weather when such prey items can be very common. It also should be well-known, that there are early-mid summer movements of icterids, including such members of that family as Bobolink, both of our breeding species of Oriole (& particularly Orchard Oriole), & also Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, and Brown-headed Cowbird. As with so many other after-breeding migrations, the coast is one of the areas, and especially some sites on the outer barrier-beach strips, where all of these phenomena might be witnessed… and all it takes are the witnesses!

Still & anyhow, in Manhattan (& excluding the off-island parts of political NY County, where a lot is also being seen), there were reasonable numbers of migrants for the latter half of July, 2018 - and at least some hardy watchers looking out for them.

Among the migrants seen the past 2 weeks in Manhattan, including at Central Park and multiple other parks; many of those birds detected were in the few periods of arriving cool fronts on non-southerly, or merely calm & non-stormy nights in the region. In a few instances, migrants also were moving in as storm or hot-weather systems were approaching SE NY & then moved in.

Great Blue Heron
American Black Duck
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Osprey
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
- - - (multiples of ALL of the above, noted in July)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (irruptive, so perhaps not necessarily a strict ‘migrant’ in or thru the area, even in summer)
Blue-winged Warbler (very modestl;y early)
Northern Parula (few, & some of these also may have been summering locally, &/or early to head south)
Yellow Warbler (many, in addition to very modest numbers of breeders &/or those lingering)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (modestly early, &/or possibly a southbound non-breeder)
Blackburnian Warbler (few, not at all unprecedented in July for first southbound movement)
Prairie Warbler (few)
Black-and-white Warbler (multiple, but not yet that many; & in addition to very few which may have been summering & not breeding)
American Redstart (modest increase, and in addition to a few that may have been summering, as well as very few potential attempts at breeding - or at least at attracting a mate in Manhattan)
Worm-eating Warbler (usual few, & expected in part as early as July, & far more thru early-mid August)
Northern Waterthrush (multiple and can be quite common by this date in migration)
Louisiana Waterthrush (few identified, absolutely expected & some can also appear in late June, as migrants working south by then)
Canada Warbler (few)
Indigo Bunting (these may be simply non-breeders moving a bit, or early southbound)
Bobolink (few, and not esp. early for small numbers to start gathering / heading south)
Red-winged Blackbird (modest to moderate numbers, some are expected southbound in mid-summer)
Common Grackle (as for previous species)
Brown-headed Cowbird (as for previous)
Orchard Oriole (some also breeders, but a few may well be on the move in July)
Baltimore Oriole (as w/ the preceding species)

and, the many more visiting &/or nesting species of Manhattan island in July:

Double-crested Cormorant (fairly common visitor, & fly-overs)
Great Blue Heron (visitors, not nesting)
Great Egret (visitors as well as fly-overs)
Snowy Egret (fly-overs & a few visitors)
Green Heron (nested, also with fledged young)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (common visitors, & common fly-overs at dawn-dusk & seen in the night)
Canada Goose (nested, also with fledged young)
Wood Duck (2, Central Park, apparent residents)
Gadwall (potentially may nest at Manhattan’s shores, but not seen with young)
Mallard (nested, also with fledged young)
Osprey (regular sightings, poss. of local wanderers in the general area)
Bald Eagle (as preceding; this species is also nesting less than 10 miles away)
Cooper's Hawk (potentially nesting, but also a possible non-breeding summer-er)
Red-tailed Hawk (dozens nested & also with fledged young)
Killdeer (potential nester on Manhattan island, has done so repeatedly in modern era)
Laughing Gull (uncommon but regular visitors, less-so in Central Park, more so off lower Manhattan)
Ring-billed Gull (regular & just lately a small increase)
[American] Herring Gull (fairly common and year-round)
Great Black-backed Gull (year-round)
Common Tern (uncommon off lower Manhattan, and some breeding close by)
Forster's Tern (very uncommon off lower Manhattan)
Black Skimmer (as for the preceding species)
['feral'] Rock Pigeon (ubiquitous and breeding)
American Kestrel (dozens nested & also with fledged young)
Peregrine Falcon (nested, and fledged young; multiple sites)
Mourning Dove (common, many fledged young)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (although a bit unlikely, this species does nest in NYC, & could have in some sites in Manhattan, as it had historically done)
Chimney Swift (uncommon, & some likekly breeders - but also non-breeding summer-ers)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (some possibly staying thru summer, & has bred very sparsely)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (nested, also with fledged young)
Downy Woodpecker (nested, also with fledged young)
Hairy Woodpecker (nested, also with fledged young)
Yellow-shafted Flicker (nested, also with fledged young)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (nested, also with fledged young)
Empidonax [genus] Flycatcher (status uncertain; there were several Acadian Flycatchers lingering into early summer in Manhattan, which is more-common in this era)
Great Crested Flycatcher (nested, also with fledged young)
Eastern Kingbird (good no’s. nested, also with fledged young)
Yellow-throated Vireo (possible breeder as in some other recent years, &/or could be a rather early southbound bird)
Warbling Vireo (nested, also with fledged young)
Red-eyed Vireo (nested, also with fledged young; less-common as a Manhattan breeder than the preceding vireo sp.)
Blue Jay (nested, also with fledged young)
American Crow (nested, also with fledged young)
Tree Swallow (nesting possible - documentation? - as well as some not-so-early movers passing through all summer)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (as for previous but far less common)
Bank Swallow (sparsely-noted & all just migrants moving in Manhattan)
Barn Swallow (nested, also with fledged young)
Black-capped Chickadee (nested, also with fledged young - sparse no’s.)
Tufted Titmouse (nested, also with fledged young - low no’s.)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (irruptive species; some may now be lingering a while as summer goes along)
White-breasted Nuthatch (nested, also with fledged young)
Carolina Wren (nested - earlier, & also with fledged young)
House Wren (nested, also with fledged young)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (nesting attempt; one noted failure)
Veery (this is a rare sighting IF a summering bird & also is unexpected so early as a southbound migrant)
Wood Thrush (few; (nested, also with fledged young - also some nest-failures noted in a few locations, as is not that uncommon in Manhattan)
American Robin (nested, also with fledged young - extremely common, some have 3 broods)
Gray Catbird (nested, also with fledged young)
Northern Mockingbird (nested, also with fledged young)
Brown Thrasher (nested, also with fledged young - and delightfully UNdisturbed this summer)
European Starling (common breeder and year-round resident bird)
Cedar Waxwing (nested, also with fledged young - some few may still be doing ‘late’ nestings)
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Blue-winged Warbler (perhaps just summering, or slightly early migrant)
Northern Parula (a few summering; very scarce & rare as nester in NYC)
Yellow Warbler (small no’s. nest annually, mostly in northern Manhattan)
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler (at least one male has summered in Central Park, NOT attempting to breed)
Pine Warbler (few sightings, a scarce nester in NYC, & slightly unlikely to have in Manhattan)
Black-and-white Warbler (as is rather common each summer, a few lingering &/or summering)
American Redstart (ditto the above - BUT this species also breeds in low no’s. in NYC as well)
Ovenbird (summering)
Common Yellowthroat (small numbers nest, &/or attempt to nest, annually in Manhattan, incl. in Central Park)
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Scarlet Tanager (potentially breeding but status undetermined; a very scant breeder in NYC, at least in Bronx County)
Eastern Towhee (nested, with fledged young - thankfully undisturbed this summer here in Manhattan)
Chipping Sparrow (nested, also with fledged young - uncommon but annual now)
Song Sparrow (nested, also with fledged young)
Swamp Sparrow (summering ONLY in Manhattan)
White-throated Sparrow (summering ONLY in Manhattan)
Northern Cardinal (nested, also with fledged young)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (nested, with fledged young - has done so for some years, at Inwood Hill Park in northern Manhattan)
Indigo Bunting (possibly only summering &/or a rather early-moving migrant, but is a nester in some sites in NYC, now “scarce”)
Red-winged Blackbird (nested, also with fledged young)
Common Grackle (nested, also with fledged young)
Brown-headed Cowbird (likely parasitize some nests in Manhattan, & young have been seen in summer)
Orchard Oriole (nested, also with fledged young - rather scarce in Manhattan)
Baltimore Oriole (nested, also with fledged young - fairly common in Manhattan)
House Finch (nested, also with fledged young)
American Goldfinch (nested, also with fledged young - fluctuates year-to-year, this summer a very few noted)
House Sparrow (ubiquitous nearly year-round urban breeder with very high no’s. of young produced, in total)

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Date: 8/1/18 2:25 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wallkill River NWR spoonbill
The spoonbill is still at Liberty Loop Trail in its usual area across from the water regulation culvert south of the NYS line.  Still has not moved from that area for me.  Wish it would go about 2000 feet or so further north:-)  Did see the usual 5 species of herons and the usual two species of rail like birds plus heard the Soras again.
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Date: 7/31/18 5:00 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Western Sandpipers at Jones Beach
I had two Western Sandpipers today at Jones Beach (Nassau co.). These were
along the channel side (or far side) of the sand bar near the boast basin.
Good numbers of shorebirds (200-300 or so) have been feeding in this area
when the tide and people allow. The most numerous have been Semipalmated
Sandpiper and Sanderling, but also present have at least a couple dozen each
of Short-billed Dowitcher, Ruddy Turnstone, Red Knot, and Piping Plover. Up
to 30 of the plovers have been in the area, including a bunch of juveniles
and at least three tagged birds. I got good enough photographs to make out
green flag 962. I'll have to send that in.





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Date: 7/31/18 3:43 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Field Notes
Overall the shorebird numbers were down on the East Pond today. Short-billed Dowitcher numbers were way down and the Stilt Sandpipers were down to 14. The few highlights included a flyover Whimbrel, 2 Pectoral Sandpiper and a Long-billed Dowitcher (LBDO) which I picked out on the North End of the pond.

2 Bonaparte’s Gulls continue along with 1 Green-winged Teal and 1 Wood Duck.

A few juvenile Laughing and Herring Gulls were also on the pond. Some of them had that, “So fresh and so clean, clean” look.

On the West Pond, the southeast marshy area continue to hold a good number of shorebirds. The highlights included 1 Pectoral Sandpiper and 5 Stilt Sandpipers. No sign of the Wilson’s Phalarope reported over the weekend.

The views of that south east corner could be improved near bench 4 and I have asked NPS to do just that. Given the positive response, I am quite hopeful, we will have some enhanced views of that area quite soon which will help us to get a better count of the birds there.

Keep your repellent handy. The mosquitoes were still hungry today.

I tweeted out a quiz photo of the Long-billed Dowitcher. Can you tell which one is the LBDO? https://twitter.com/birdingdude/status/1024415417333428224?s=21

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Date: 7/31/18 7:31 am
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses SP Field 2 Brown Pelican
Myself, Laura Weir, and Debbie Mullins just arrived at Field 2 around 9am and somehow missed seeing both the pelican and Tom & Gail (not sure how?), but we did have one Corey’s Shearwater close in-shore, and a couple of 2nd-year Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the beach, so I’ll consider those consolation prizes... pretty quiet overall however.

The day is still young!

Gabriel Willow

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> Tom Burke and I just picked up one Brown Pelican flying west well offshore flying low over the water.
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Date: 7/31/18 7:16 am
From: Matthew Fuirst <mfuirst...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Brown booby off Fire Island (Suffolk Co)
Thanks for sending this along Charlie.

Just to follow up on our sighting, the brown booby was seen at N 40 30.076
and W 72 59.692. It flew by the boat and was heading SE (maybe towards
Montauk...)

Best,
Matt Fuirst

On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 8:57 AM, Charles Witek <charleswitek...>
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> Yesterday afternoon, around 4:00 pm, 15.9 miles, 308 degrees from Fire
> Island Inlet.
>
> Just finishing up a day chumming for sharks with a Stony Brook U research
> team when the bird did a fly-by over the chum slick.
>
> I was originally unsure about the ID, but one of the others on board was a
> grad student who specializes in marine birds, had prior experience with the
> species, and confirmed that it was, in fact, a brown booby.
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Date: 7/31/18 6:10 am
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses SP Field 2 Brown Pelican
Tom Burke and I just picked up one Brown Pelican flying west well offshore
flying low over the water.
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Date: 7/31/18 5:57 am
From: Charles Witek <charleswitek...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brown booby off Fire Island (Suffolk Co)
Yesterday afternoon, around 4:00 pm, 15.9 miles, 308 degrees from Fire
Island Inlet.

Just finishing up a day chumming for sharks with a Stony Brook U research
team when the bird did a fly-by over the chum slick.

I was originally unsure about the ID, but one of the others on board was a
grad student who specializes in marine birds, had prior experience with the
species, and confirmed that it was, in fact, a brown booby.

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Date: 7/30/18 7:48 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

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

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

Since last update: 9 days

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

*Cayuga County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Cayuga>*
Willet (23-Jul-2018)

*Fulton County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Fulton>*
Short-billed Dowitcher (21-Jul-2018)

*Herkimer County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Herkimer>*
Willet (22-Jul-2018)

*Rockland County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Rockland>*
Stilt Sandpiper (25-Jul-2018)

*Schuyler County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Schuyler>*
Whimbrel (21-Jul-2018)

*Sullivan County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Sullivan>*
Anhinga (23-Jul-2018)

*Ulster County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Ulster>*
Baird's Sandpiper (23-Jul-2018)

*Dutchess County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Dutchess>*
Manx Shearwater (Removed)

*Erie County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Erie>*
Hudsonian Godwit (Removed)

*Genesee County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Genesee>*
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Date: 7/30/18 5:10 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspot: Hosted on wikispaces
If you've seen the following message <
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/FarewellPage > from wikispaces where NYS
eBird Hotspots is currently hosted I want to let you know that the site
will continue to be hosted there through 28-Sep-2018 when wikispaces
terminates operations. I'm looking to move the pages to wordpress.org
hosted on SiteGround at some point before this.

If anyone has any experience with wordpress.org I'm looking to find a
template that can work with widgets that contain pure HTML. I've developed
a system on Excel to convert all the code (HTML etc.) based on a few inputs
like hotspot IDs / names, county names, Google Map URLs etc. making it easy
to keep each page consistent with the others with a minimum amount of
coding. All the work is done up front building out the Excel models.


Thanks for any information you can pass on about working with wordpress.org
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Date: 7/30/18 3:52 pm
From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jul 29 Great Gull Island shearwaters
Hi all, yesterday there were some 1,800 shearwaters off the south side of
Great Gull Island. The bulk of the concentration was 1.3 miles southeast of
the island. Great, Cory's, Sooty and Manx in descending abundance. Also a
few Parasitic Jaegers working the tern flocks. Surprisingly, no Wilson's
Storm-Petrels.

Some photos here (scroll down):
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Date: 7/30/18 2:03 pm
From: kathryn klecan <kathk68...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] brown pelicans suffolk county south shore
I have been staying on dune rd 4 miles east of Moriches inlet since Saturday. Brown pelican Sunday. Shearwaters still lingering relatively close to shore. Today high count of 42 Corey's, 1 Sooty, 31 shearwater sp, and 2 Wilson's storm petrels. Also porpoise/dolphins 4-5 sometimes just beyond breakers.


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Date: 7/30/18 10:14 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA

RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- July 30, 2018
- NYSY 07.30.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: July 23 - July 30  2018

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: July 30 AT 11:30 a.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on July 23, 2018




Highlights:




YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

REDHEAD

GADWALL

SANDHILL CRANE

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

WILLET

WHIMBREL

RUDDY TURNSTONE

RED KNOT

SANDERLING

STILT SANDPIPER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

ORCHARD ORIOLE













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     16 shorebird species were seen at the complex this week.




BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

SOLITARY SANDPIPER

KILLDEER

GREATER YELLOWLEGS

LESSER YELLOWLEGS

RUDY TURNSTONE

STILT SANDPIPER

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER

SPOTTED SANDPIPER

WILSON’S SNIPE




     Additional shorebird species seen elsewhere:




SANDERLING - Onondaga County

WILLET - Oswego and Herkimer County

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER - Oneida County

WHIMBREL - Cayuga County







     7/25: A juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was found in Knox-Marsellus Marsh. It was seen intermittently through yesterday.

     7/26: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen along the Wildlife Trail. 

     7/29: A REDHEAD continues along the Wildlife Trail. GADWALL breeding was confirmed with young being seen along the Wildlife Trail.







Onondaga county

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     7/23: SANDERLING were seen at James William County Park and Oneida Shores County Park on Oneida Lake.

     7/24: A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen along the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.

     7/25: SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, SANDERLING and a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were seen at the Inner Harbor.

     7/27: SANDERLING were seen at the Gerber Topsoil Farm south of Bridgeport.

     7/29: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at GreenLakes State Park.







Oswego County

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     7/24: 2 WILLET were found on the rocks below St.Paul’s Cemetery in Oswego.

     7/28: 6 Shorebird species including RUDDY TURNSTONE and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen at Sandy Pond.







Cayuga County

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     7/24: 5 WHIMBREL, 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and a RUDY TURNSTONE were seen at West Barrier Beach Park in Fair Haven.

     7/28: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on West Bay road in Fair Haven.







Madison County

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     7/27: 6 Shorebird species including LEAST and SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER were seen at Eaton Brook Reservoir.







Oneida County

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     7/23: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at Delta Lake at Westernville.

     7/24: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Verona Beach State Park. A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at Sylvan Beach.

     7/26: 9 species of Shorebirds including SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen at Delta Lake.







Herkimer County

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     7/23: A WILLET continued on Miner Road west of Dolgeville. The 24th. was the last sighting.







     







             




        

-end transcript




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Date: 7/30/18 9:54 am
From: Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Roseate spoonbill
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Date: 7/30/18 8:57 am
From: David Barrett <miler6...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay WR Tricolored Heron and Wilson's Phalarope, Queens County
We just reported

https://twitter.com/BirdQueens/status/1023955949835505664

that a TRICOLORED HERON, found by Ilenne G, is being seen now from Bench 4
of the Jamaica Bay WR West Pond along with the continuing WILSON'S
PHALAROPE -- both tweeted by Jean Shum, who suggests you will want to bring
a scope.

We relay many reports throughout the day (eight yesterday) from Jamaica
Bay, all Queens, and Long Island, so follow @birdqueens on Twitter or view
our feed on the web

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Date: 7/29/18 5:13 pm
From: David La Magna <dlamagna...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brown Pelicans, Suffolk County - South Shore
For those who do not use eBird constantly there are a number of Brown Pelicans still be observed along the ocean beaches of Suffolk County (and one a few days ago in Nassau County at the Jones Beach inlet)

An individual was seen the past few days including today from field 5 of Robert Moses State Park. I may have had the same individual today viewed from the ocean side from Sailors Haven looking west.

5 more birds were reported from Moriches Inlet today.

Don’t let the July listserv doldrums fool you there are plenty of good birds out there, Brown Pelicans included!

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Date: 7/29/18 8:28 am
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Anhinga. No

Apparently flew high and away. But it’s done that before.

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Date: 7/29/18 8:24 am
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Anhinga YES Spoonbill YES both NYS
Reports this morning from the front: ANHINGA was back at Morningside Park, Fallsburg, Sullivan County. Spoonbill flew into NYS then back to NJ.

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Date: 7/29/18 7:16 am
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wilson"s Phalarope continues West Pond
Relocated on West Pond @9:30 am.
Southeast corner. Variety of Shorebirds with Whimbrel (latter flew into
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Date: 7/28/18 5:53 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wallkill River NWR birds
Liberty Loop Trail, Wallkill River NWR, NY/NJ
3 Pied-billed Grebes3+ Least Bitternsmany Great Blue Heronsmany Great Egretsmany Green Herons1 Black-crowned Night-Heron1 imm. ROSEATE SPOONBILLseveral Canada Geese1 Mute Swan  (with deformed wing)many Wood Ducks (incl. one with a young brood)3 Mallards2 Red-tailed Hawks2 Soras  (they were following a gallinule while calling)3+ Common Gallinules2 American Coots1 Killdeer1 Solitary Sandpiper3+ Least Sandpipersseveral Mourning Doves2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird4+ Belted Kingfishers2+ Northern Flickers1 Downy Woodpecker1 Eastern Wood-Pewee3 Willow Flycatchers1 Eastern Phoebe4+ Eastern Kingbirds2 Red-eyed Vireos2 American Crowsmany Barn Swallowsmany Tree Swallows2 Marsh Wrens4+ American Robins6+ Gray Catbirds5+ Cedar Waxwings2 Common Yellowthroats1 Scarlet Tanagermany Song Sparrows3 Swamp Sparrows1 Northern Cardinal2 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks3+ Indigo Buntings1 Bobolinkseveral Red-winged Blackbirds1 Orchard Oriolemany American Goldfinches
Also had a gorgeous fresh Giant Swallowtail.
Andrew
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Date: 7/28/18 2:51 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Governors Island: Sat. 28-Jul-2018
*NY County Highlights* (Summer season ranking):
• Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Killdeer (2), Spotted Sandpiper, Laughing
Gull (4), Common Tern (45+), Eastern Kingbird (3) & Fish Crow (5+).

*1st hour*: *20 spp.*; *2nd*: *+5*; *3rd*: *+3*; *4th*: *+1 (36 min.)* = *29
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Date: 7/28/18 12:04 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Breezy Point Report 7-28
Highlights from a few hours at Breezy Point this morning included a (flyby/flushed ?) Marbled Godwit.

Other notables included 4 flagged Sanderlings all of which were documented.

A White-winged and 1 Surf Scoter continue. The White-winged Scoter was first observed on July 18th and 2 Surf Scoters were seen on the evening of July 25th. Only one seen today.

3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the beach among the usual suspects; two aged as 2CY and the other 3CY. My favorite part of the day was looking at eleven juvenile Great Black-backed Gulls. The “Beast of the East.”

Tern numbers seem down. Mostly Common Terns, adults with several juveniles were fishing and loafing on the beach.

The Ocean was tame today a far cry from the angry sea of a few days ago. Despite the lack of reports to the list serve from Queens Coastal, I was out there sea watching on a few occasions during the week. A few Wilson’s Storm-Petrels were all I got for my efforts.

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Date: 7/28/18 7:33 am
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope Jamaica Bay WR, Queens
West Pond, southeast corner, viewed from the breach.

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Date: 7/27/18 1:10 pm
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 27 July 2018
NYC Area-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* July 27, 2018
* LINY 1807.27

- BIRDS Mentioned

ANHINGA+ [extralimital]
ROSEATE SPOONBILL+ [extralimital]

WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL+
LEACHS STORM-PETREL+
RUFF+
SOUTH POLAR SKUA+
BRIDLED TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
ManxShearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
BROWN PELICAN
Cattle Egret
Western Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Parasitic Jaeger
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
BLUE GROSBEAK
SUMMER TANAGER
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler

Greetings, this is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 27th, at 4:00 p.m.

The highlights of todays tape are Leachs Storm-Petrels, Cattle Egret, Brown Pelicans, Ruff, belated highlights from an offshore trip to Hudson Canyon last week including White-faced Storm-Petrel, South Polar Skua, and Bridled Tern, and extralimital Anhinga and Roseate Spoonbill.

The nearby Hudson Valley hosted two mega-rarities last week, an Anhinga studied closely and photographed during a brief visit to Morningside Park, in Fallsburg, Sullivan County, and a long-staying Roseate Spoonbill at the Walkill River NWR, just across the border in New Jersey.

An offshore survey conducted from July 14th to 21st by researchers from Stony Brook University encountered thousands of shearwaters of the four expected species, as well as 1700 Wilsons Storm-Petrels. Extremely noteworthy were two sightings of White-faced Storm-Petrels, on the early dates of July 17th and 19th, and single South Polar Skua and Bridled Tern.

From Saturday through Wednesday, our area experienced an unusually long-sustained period of southeasterly winds, associated with productive seawatching along the ocean coast. Traditional sites such as Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett and Robert Moses SP produced many excellent counts, and locally noteworthy records were achieved in the extreme eastern Long Island Sound, near Great Gull Island, and as far west as Breezy Point, in part owing to increased coverage there this summer.

The most numerous pelagic species has been Corys Shearwater, with counts of hundreds at several sites. Significant numbers of Great and Sooty Shearwaters have also been observed, as well as smaller numbers of Manx Shearwater, Wilsons Storm-Petrel, and Parasitic Jaeger. Most unusual in this regard have been Leachs Storm-Petrels, including a distressed individual picked up in a puddle in Amityville and another photographed and videotaped within feet of a boat inside Moriches Bay, both on Wednesday, and a sight report from Amagansett on Sunday. This species is exceptionally rare from land on Long Island and every effort should be made to document reports.

Brown Pelican reports have slowed down since last week, but one or two birds have been seen at Cupsogue County Park and Robert Moses, both on Saturday, Breezy Point on Thursday, and at Jones Beach West End and at the West Bank Lighthouse in Raritan Bay today. A Cattle Egret was seen at Miller Field, Staten Island, on Wednesday.

Shorebird migration is well underway, headlined by a Ruff that made a brief appearance at Heckscher State Park on Sunday. The first Western Sandpipers of the season were found at Cupsogue last weekend, and Jamaica Bays East Pond has attracted a nice variety of birds, including counts of 18 Stilt Sandpipers on Tuesday, and 78 today.

Reports of landbirds have been few, in this lull period between fledging and the onset of heavy migration. One Red-headed Woodpecker was still present at Connequot River State Park Preserve on Saturday, a Blue Grosbeak was seen near Preston Pond, Calverton, also on Saturday, and a Summer Tanager at Hidden Ponds Preserve in East Hampton today. A Magnolia Warbler at Central Park on Sunday and Yellow Warblers overhead at Robert Moses on Thursday are indicative of the impending southbound passerine migration.

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

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Date: 7/27/18 12:42 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge East Pond Field Report
A decent number of shorebirds on the pond today indicating new arrivals. The changes show a drop in the number of Short-billed Dowitchers but an uptick with the peeps with an estimated 1200 Semipalmated Sandpipers.

12 species of shorebirds, highlighted by 78 STILT SANDPIPERS and 3 Pectoral Sandpipers which included a juvenile. Also of note was a juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs.

2 Bonaparte’s Gulls continue to put in sporadic appearances on the pond. The duckage continue to host at least 2 Green-winged Teals.

NPS and volunteers put out some wooden pallets near the entrance of the East Pond north end. The intention is to aid in navigating the muck in that area. Please be sure to express your thanks when you drop by the Refuge.

While it was not too bad in terms of the heat the mosquitos continue in good numbers. Bring repellent.

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Date: 7/26/18 2:57 pm
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Purple Martin Colony
Reliable photos and regular monitoring seem to indicate the purple martin colony at Croton Point Park now exceeds 20 birds with many juveniles.
"If you build it they will come."

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Date: 7/26/18 11:53 am
From: Brendan Fogarty <bnf25...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Extralimital/Late: Red-necked Stint at Brig ++
Hi everyone,

New Jersey has had a lot of other interesting sightings lately. A possible
Red-necked Stint sighting at the Cape May Meadows this week was followed up
by a photo-documented individual at Brigantine ( Edward B Forsythe NWR)
near Atlantic City on the 23rd. It has not been seen again, but it is nice
reminder that late July is absolutely not too early for red-letter
shorebirds.

There has been a continuing Roseate Spoonbill at Brig for some time now -
the Liberty Loop bird in Sussex County is a second individual.

Additionally, a pair of Mississippi Kites is once again nesting in
Waretown, and pelicans are solidifying their place as a south NJ staple,
with many dozen around Barnegat Light alone.

Of course I don’t mean for anyone to actually go to NJ, but rather find
these things up here.

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Date: 7/26/18 11:27 am
From: Long Island Birding <michaelzito...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Extralimital - Wallkill Roseate Spoonbill
The Roseate Spoonbill and Glossy Ibis continue at the liberty loop of
Wallkill.
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Date: 7/26/18 7:27 am
From: Matthew Fuirst <mfuirst...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pelagic Bird Sightings - Stony Brook University Offshore Surveys
Hi all,

The Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences has
started an emerging series of offshore transect surveys to monitor marine
life in New York's pelagic waters. From July 14th-July 21st we had our
first research cruise. The focus of this cruise was focused on marine
mammal surveys and fish/invertebrate sampling, however, Rachael Herman (SBU
PhD candidate) and myself (SBU M.S.) made it a priority to keep an eye out
for interesting birds. We had a productive week on the water and below are
our sightings from the trip!

*Great shearwater* - 1300
*Cory's shearwater* - 850
*Sooty shearwater* - 450
*Manx shearwater* - 2
Note: These shearwater counts are conservative estimates totaling up all
the birds we recorded during marine mammal sightings along our transects.
Highest densities of shearwaters occurred between 10-70 miles offshore.

*Wilson's storm-petrel *- 1700
Note: Highest densities were also around 10-70 miles offshore, however at
the continental shelf WISP were consistently more abundant than
shearwaters.
*White-faced storm-petrel *- 2
Note: Two different birds were seen along the shelf break. One along the
eastern edge of the Hudson canyon (July 19) and another much further south
along the shelf two days earlier (July 17).

*South polar skua* - 1
Note: observed drowning and then consuming a Cory's shearwater. Seen about
60 miles offshore

*Jaeger* *sp. *- 1
Note: observed soaring on horizon at continental shelf near Hudson canyon.

*Bridled tern* - 1
Note: Seen floating by on debris in Hudson canyon ~100 miles offshore.
Immature bird.

*Herring gull* - 50
*Great black-backed gull *- 30
*Laughing gull - *8
*Common tern* - 28
*Roseate tern* - 1
*Forsters tern* - 15
*Whimbrel* - 2
*Common loon - *1
*Double-crested cormorant* - 6
Note: this pair of birds flew by the boat going west when we were about 60
miles offshore
*Purple martin* - 1
Note: Seen about 80 miles offshore approaching shelf break

Looks like the NY waters are quite productive this summer!

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Matt Fuirst & Rachael Herman

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Date: 7/25/18 1:26 pm
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] More on shearwaters from Great Gull Island, Suffolk Co.
Following up on the report I sent yesterday about shearwaters to the south of Great Gull Island: Joan Walsh estimated that yesterday afternoon/evening there were thousands of Cory’s and Great shearwaters south of Great Gull Island. In addition there were several hundred Sooty Shearwaters. She told me that this morning there were still shearwaters to the south of the island, but many fewer than yesterday. However, this morning she did see at least four jaegers, probably all Parasitics.

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Date: 7/25/18 7:23 am
From: Timothy Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yet Another Robert Moses Seawatch, Suffolk County
Another day of sustained southeast winds and patchy stormy conditions, another morning on dawn patrol at Field 2. I was on site from 6 to 10 and observed the following:

286 Cory’s Shearwaters
42 Great Shearwaters
23 Sooty Shearwaters
2 (or more) Manx Shearwaters
80+ distant, unidentified shearwaters
2 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels
2 (or more) Parasitic Jaegers
3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls in the lot
My first young of the year Laughing Gull, and several fledgling Least and Common Terns

Seabird movement was great in between bands of rain. Around 7:10, a feeding frenzy of shearwaters formed over a hunting pod of Bottlenose Dolphins just beyond the breakers out from the life guard chair. A few dozen Cory’s, a handful of Greats, and flyby Sooty and Manx Shearwaters all checked out the scene, and an Osprey even plunged into the melee at one point. One of the storm-petrels hung around to feed for a little while, too. Movement has slowed down but it hasn’t stopped. Interestingly, a westbound flight of Sooties began just after 9:30, when only 2 had been seen heading east with the rest of the shearwaters earlier in the morning. That procession, as well as a continuing trickle eastbound birds, was still ongoing when I folded up my scope. These past few days of favorable conditions have been a great change of pace from the July norm!

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Date: 7/24/18 8:18 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge & Breezy Point Report
I did a complete hike of the East Pond this morning just at high tide. Overall, the numbers of shorebirds were low. My survey from the south to the north end of the pond and back recorded the following notables before the birds were scattered by two Peregrine Falcons.

Short-billed Dowitcher (69), Stilt Sandpiper (18), Spotted Sandpiper (two an adult and a juvenile), Greater Yellowlegs (9), Lesser Yellowlegs (14), Killdeer (2), American Oystercatcher (27), Semipalmated Plover (4), Semipalmated Sandpiper (18), Least Sandpiper (7). 1 Black Skimmer put in a brief appearance as well.

The duckage on the East Pond did not hold any new surprises. 2 Green-winged Teals continue.

On the West Pond, there were some shorebirds feeding in the marshy area just off the south garden. They included Short-billed Dowitchers, Stilt Sandpipers and both Yellowlegs.

If Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is in your plans for the near future. Bring mosquito repellent. They were in great numbers today and quite fierce.

At Breezy Point on the 22nd. The highlights (some observed with Tom Preston and Joshua Malbin), were 5 Wilson’s Storm-Petrel, 2 Purple Martins, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 White-winged Scoter and 7 Red Knots (1 flagged).

Today, Lisa Scheppke found a tired Great Shearwater in the fisherman’s parking lot at Breezy Point. The bird was examined for injuries and released on the bayside. It was last seen heading towards Brooklyn.

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Date: 7/24/18 4:46 pm
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Shearwaters from Great Gull Island
I received a text message from Joan Walsh who is out on Great Gull Island. She reports that this afternoon there were hundreds of Cory’s Shearwaters, many Great Shearwaters (she didn’t give me a number) and at least one Sooty Shearwater with many Common and Roseate terns south of the island, visible from the south side of the island.

Looks like I chose the wrong week to be off the island.

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Date: 7/24/18 3:03 pm
From: John Gluth <jgluth...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Roseate Spoonbill (Barely Extralimital), Liberty Marsh, Sussex NJ/Orange NY
The same could be said for the Anhinga up in Sullivan County yesterday, despite that bird staying around for only a few hours.

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Date: 7/24/18 11:21 am
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Roseate Spoonbill (Barely Extralimital), Liberty Marsh, Sussex NJ/Orange NY
Thanks Tim for reporting this bird.  A shame nobody reported it when it first appeared on the NY list.  It is probably the same one I had in Brigantine NWR several weeks ago.  I for one want to see it even if it's not in NY.  Wish more NY people felt that way.  Would've thought some one would've reported it right away on this list since it was so close.  I reported the one in s. Jersey and that was not nearly as close.
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On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:34:33 PM EDT, Timothy Healy <tph56...> wrote:

A juvenile Roseate Spoonbill is currently visible at Wallkill River NWR’s Liberty Marsh off Oil City Road, where it has been reported for several days. The New York/New Jersey border runs directly through the wetlands. So far it seems that the bird has remained on, and is only visible from, the Jersey side of the loop trail. I’m guessing that the perceived “noncountability” of this individual for NY state listers is a contributing factor in its absence from the listserv. All the same, I’m sure there are plenty of people who might be interested in chasing a local occurrence of this species. It may yet decide to check out the northern portion of the marsh, too.

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Date: 7/24/18 10:34 am
From: Timothy Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Roseate Spoonbill (Barely Extralimital), Liberty Marsh, Sussex NJ/Orange NY
A juvenile Roseate Spoonbill is currently visible at Wallkill River NWR’s Liberty Marsh off Oil City Road, where it has been reported for several days. The New York/New Jersey border runs directly through the wetlands. So far it seems that the bird has remained on, and is only visible from, the Jersey side of the loop trail. I’m guessing that the perceived “noncountability” of this individual for NY state listers is a contributing factor in its absence from the listserv. All the same, I’m sure there are plenty of people who might be interested in chasing a local occurrence of this species. It may yet decide to check out the northern portion of the marsh, too.

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Date: 7/23/18 11:55 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA

RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- July 23, 2018
- NYSY 07.23.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: July 16 - July 23  2018

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: July 23 AT 1:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on July 09, 2018




Highlights:




LEAST BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

SANDHILL CRANE

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

WILLET

WHIMBREL

RUDDY TURNSTONE

RED KNOT

SANDERLING

STILT SANDPIPER

BLACK TERN

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

ORCHARD ORIOLE













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     14 Shorebird species were recorded at the complex this week. 4 more different species were found at Fair Haven so it was a good week for finding these migrants.

     

     Shorebirds found at the Montezuma area:

SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER

KILLDEER

GREATER YELLOWLEGS

LESSER YELLOWLEGS

SOLITARY SANDPIPER

WILLET

SPOTTED SANDPIPER

SANDERLING

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER

LEAST SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

LONG-BILLED SANDPIPER

SHORT-BILLED SANDPIPER




     Shorebirds seen only at Fair Haven:

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

RED KNOT

RUDDY TURNSTONE

WHIMBREL




     7/17: A WILLET was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

     7/19: 8 species of shorebirds were seen at the Audubon Center including a STILT SANDPIPER.

     7/21: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on VanDyne Spoor Road.

     7/22: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues at the forested area on Armitage Road. Also found there was an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER. LEAST BITTERNS were seen on the Wildlife Drive and at the Morgan 

Road Marsh.







Cayuga County

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     7/17: A WILLET was seen at West Barrier Bar.

     7/21: RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and BLACK TERN were all seen at Fair Haven State Park.

     7/22: A WHIMBREL and a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were seen at Fair Haven State Park. 6 RED KNOTS, a RUDDY TURNSTONE and SANDERLING were seen at West Barrier Bar.

     7/23: 2 RED KNOTS and a WHIMBREL were seen at West Barrier Bar.







Onondaga County

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     7/18: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville.







Oswego County

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     7/17: 2 SANDHILL CRANES continue near a private residence on Toad Harbor Road north of Oneida Lake.

     7/23: 1 RUDDY TURNSTONE, 150 SANDERLINGS and 30 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS were seen in Oswego Harbor.







Oneida County

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     7/20: A FISH CROW was seen in Rome.

     7/22: A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at Delta Lake.







Herkimer County

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     7/22: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on Hall Road north of Cold Brook.













             




        

-end transcript




Joseph Brin

Region 5

Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA


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Date: 7/23/18 8:31 am
From: Timothy Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Final Morning Seawatch Results, Robert Moses, Suffolk County
I ended up watching the seabird flight from Robert Moses Field 2 for 4.5 hours starting at 5:50 AM. Highlights include:

104 Cory’s Shearwaters
49 Great Shearwaters
2 Sooty Shearwaters
1* Manx Shearwater
70+ unidentified shearwaters
2 Northern Gannets
Fledgling Least and Common Terns
Two Lesser Black-backed Gulls among the lot loafers

*The first Manx Shearwater encounter was actually my first shearwater of the day, spotted heading east among the breakers very close to shore at 5:55. A second sighting occurred at 8:30, with prolonged views of an individual feeding in the surf east of the life guard shack. Based on the behavior observed in both instances, it’s likely that this was the same bird milling around and foraging.

Overall, conditions were much more pleasant than the forecast predicted, with somewhat weaker wind and only brief patches of rain. This may have contributed to the flight slowing down fairly early, but occasional pulses of activity continued throughout the morning. Many of the birds were quite close to shore. Wind direction and strength are maintaining...efforts this evening and tomorrow may well be worthwhile.

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Date: 7/23/18 3:13 am
From: Timothy Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Preliminary Morning Seawatch Results, Robert Moses, Suffolk County
Been seawatching for 20 minutes and already had Manx, Great, Cory’s, and Sooty Shearwater off Field 2. Manx was just beyond breakers within 5 minutes of setting up the scope. Get out to the coast if you can!

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Date: 7/22/18 4:29 pm
From: Timothy Healy <tph56...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Afternoon seawatch at Robert Moses, Suffolk County
I wasn’t on the island until this afternoon, but 2 hours seawatching from Field 2 at Robert Moses State Park turned up the following:

43 Cory’s Shearwaters
3 Great Shearwaters
20+ unidentified shearwaters
2 Parasitic Jaegers
1 Northern Gannet
Hundreds of teens and gulls, including a young Lesser Black-back among the loafing flocks in the eastern section of the lot

Although the numbers and diversity were not as impressive as reports from earlier and further east, there was still more or less constant action and most of the birds were quite close to shore. Indeed, the wave action probably obscured many more distant birds offshore. This strong southeast wind, though not as powerful as the conditions last night, is projected to continue all through tomorrow and beyond. I, for one, plan to be seawatching at dawn as well.

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Date: 7/22/18 10:01 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton point
Adult and young forester’s tern at Croton Train station now at Jetty. (uncommon on river side.)

Thanks to K. Lamb

L. Trachtenberg

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Date: 7/22/18 6:38 am
From: Anthony Collerton <icollerton...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sea-watching this morning is good ..
2 hours at Amagansett, Suffolk County, this morning netted:

Cory’s Shearwater (418)
Great Shearwater (9)
Sooty Shearwater (78)
Manx Shearwater (2)
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel (9)
Leach’s Storm-Petrel (1)
Northern Gannet (1)
Parasitic Jaeger (5)

All very close to shore. More stuff further out. Hope folks are out ...

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