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Updated on Sunday, August 28 at 04:13 PM EST
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Lilac-breasted Roller,©Barry Kent Mackay

28 Aug caspian terns - Midtown Hudson River [Dominic Garcia-Hall ]
28 Aug Re: 2nd hand report - Selasphorus Hummingbird, South Fork, Suffolk [Michael McBrien ]
28 Aug 2nd hand report - Selasphorus Hummingbird, South Fork, Suffolk [Michael McBrien ]
27 Aug Common Nighthawks [Keith Cashman ]
27 Aug Alley Pond Park 8/27 AM including Lawrence's hybrid [Peter Reisfeld ]
27 Aug wiki NYS eBird Hotspots: Top 10 Locations (Erie, Westchester) [Ben Cacace ]
26 Aug NYC Area RBA: 26 August 2016 [Gail Benson ]
26 Aug Also Stilt Sandpiper Re: MAGO at Plum beach Brooklyn [Roberta ]
26 Aug Jones Beach West End Report [Michael Zito ]
26 Aug MAGO at Plum beach Brooklyn [Roberta ]
26 Aug CentraI Park, NYC 8/25-24-23-22 [Thomas Fiore ]
25 Aug Geoffrey "Jeff" Nulle [Anders Peltomaa ]
25 Aug NPS 100th []
25 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpipers at West End (Nassau Co.) [Ken ]
25 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpipers - Jones Beach (Nassau) [Pat Palladino ]
25 Aug Re:delayed report: Western Tanager, Suffolk County [Robert Taylor ]
25 Aug delayed report: Western Tanager, Suffolk County [Robert Taylor ]
24 Aug Awareness in the Field - Hempstead Lake [Tim Healy ]
24 Aug 8 red necked phalaropes.jones beach [David Klauber ]
24 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpiper on Staten Island [Isaac Grant ]
24 Aug sandpiper correction ["leormand ." ]
23 Aug Swan River Preserve - East Patchogue ["leormand ." ]
23 Aug Hummingbird ["vanhaas AT citlink.net" ]
23 Aug Dune Rd, Suffolk County [Eileen Schwinn ]
23 Aug Jones Beach - landbirds on the move and continuing shorebirds [Tim Healy ]
22 Aug Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
22 Aug Central Park NYC - Mon. August 22, 2016 - FOS Wilson's Warbler plus 7 other Wood Warbler species [Deborah Allen ]
22 Aug Jones Beach Ponds [Michael Zito ]
21 Aug Cupsogue LI, 20 Species of Shorebirds... [Andrew Baksh ]
21 Aug Turkey Vultures, Nassau County [Robert Taylor ]
21 Aug Fwd: (Probable) Mississippi Kite - Suffolk County [Anthony Collerton ]
21 Aug (Probable) Mississippi Kite - Suffolk County [Anthony Collerton ]
21 Aug Sandhill cranes [Tom Wheeler ]
21 Aug Offshore Long Island, NY - Black-capped Petrel ++ [Derek Rogers ]
21 Aug Central Park, NYC - Sunday August 21, 2016 incl. Hooded Warbler [Deborah Allen ]
21 Aug royal terns [gary straus ]
20 Aug Central Park NYC - Saturday Aug. 20, 2016 - 10 Wood Warbler incl. Mourning Warbler [Deborah Allen ]
20 Aug Jamaica Bay Report/Queens County [Sean Sime ]
20 Aug NYC Area RBA: 19 August 2016 [Ben Cacace ]
19 Aug East Pond Report 8-19-16 [Andrew Baksh ]
19 Aug Shorebird festival tomorrow [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
19 Aug East Pond Jamaica Bay - Caspian Tern(s) [Deborah Allen ]
19 Aug Hyde Park - Thursday August 18, 2016 [Deborah Allen ]
19 Aug Central Park NYC - Friday Aug. 19, 2016 - incl. Yellow-billed Cuckoo [Deborah Allen ]
19 Aug Common Nighthawks []
19 Aug Jones Beach rails - Sora & Virginia Nassau County [David Klauber ]
19 Aug Jones Beach rails YES - 8/19 AM [Brendan Fogarty ]
18 Aug Central Park, NYC 8/18 [Thomas Fiore ]
18 Aug Jones Beach rails (Nassau) [Brendan Fogarty ]
18 Aug Bronx Broadwing [Michael Britt ]
18 Aug West End, Jones Beach State Park Birds (Nassau Co.) [Ken Feustel ]
18 Aug East Pond Report 8-17 [Andrew Baksh ]
18 Aug Re: Feura Bush Sandhill Crane []
17 Aug Feura Bush Sandhill Crane [Peter Feinberg ]
17 Aug Common nighthawk [Larry Trachtenberg ]
17 Aug Fw: Marbled Godwit Jamaica bay Update [David Klauber ]
17 Aug Marbled Godwit Jamaica bay [David Klauber ]
16 Aug RE: Black Tern-Cupsogue Beach-Westhampton Dunes [Karen McCaffrey ]
16 Aug Black Tern-Cupsogue Beach-Westhampton Dunes []
16 Aug 11th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
15 Aug Swan River Preserve - East Patchogue ["leormand ." ]
15 Aug Jamaica Bay by kayak, August 14 (& 8), incl. Black-headed Gull & American golden Plover [Matthieu ]
15 Aug Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
15 Aug Central Park NYC - Mon. August 15, 2016 - 9 Species of Wood Warblers [Deborah Allen ]
15 Aug Piping Plover - Black Vulture - Woodlawn Beach SP - Erie County []
15 Aug Jamaica Bay East Pond- Sora [Menachem Goldstein ]
15 Aug Hudsonian Godwit at Wolfes Pond Park [Isaac Grant ]
14 Aug Central Park NYC - Sunday Aug. 14, 2016 - 5 Wood Warblers, Scarlet Tanager & Yellow-billed Cuckoo [Deborah Allen ]
14 Aug East Pond Notes [Steve Walter ]
13 Aug Bridled Tern on Great Gull Island, Suffolk County [Joseph DiCostanzo ]
13 Aug East Pond birds [Isaac Grant ]
13 Aug RIP - Heinz Meng - New Paltz [Richard Guthrie ]
13 Aug Central Park NYC - Saturday August 13, 2016 - incl. FOS Kentucky & Blackburnian Warblers, Scarlet Tanager [Deborah Allen ]
13 Aug NYC Area RBA: 12 August 2016 [Ben Cacace ]
13 Aug Fwd: [MASSBIRD] W. Mass. guide going out of print [Richard Guthrie ]
12 Aug Re: [ebirdsnyc] Least Bitterns- extralimital [Felipe Pimentel ]

Subject: caspian terns - Midtown Hudson River
From: Dominic Garcia-Hall <dominic.hall AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:10:32 -0400
Folks,
This afternoon around 3pm I watched two caspian terns (an adult and what
was presumably a HY bird) cruise north up the Hudson River from about
Chelsea until I lost them in the heat haze south of the GW bridge.
A friend of mine also had one this morning fly in off Manhattan Bay and
judging by local reports numbers have been picking up in recent days -
especially around the NJ meadowlands.
Worth keeping an eye out for these as it would seem to be just about the
prime week for sightings.
Good birding,
Dominic

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Subject: Re: 2nd hand report - Selasphorus Hummingbird, South Fork, Suffolk
From: Michael McBrien <mcb3mb AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:26:40 -0400
The hummingbird was showing well around the visitor center of Morton NWR for 
the last hour or so. It is visiting the north feeder mostly, and seems to 
prefer perching in the walnut on the north side of the restroom building. 


We obtained several spread tail shots and the bird appears to be a Rufous. I'll 
post photos later. 


Michael McBrien



> On Aug 28, 2016, at 10:50 AM, Michael McBrien  wrote:
> 
> Just saw this report go up on eBird, figured it best to get out word to a 
wider audience asap. 

> 
> A Selasphorus hummingbird was found and photographed by Tim Brew this morning 
coming to a hummingbird feeder at the visitor center of Morton NWR on the South 
Fork. 

> 
> Good luck if you go. I'm enroute and will post updates if the bird continues.
> 
> Best, 
> Mike McBrien
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Subject: 2nd hand report - Selasphorus Hummingbird, South Fork, Suffolk
From: Michael McBrien <mcb3mb AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:50:15 -0400
Just saw this report go up on eBird, figured it best to get out word to a wider 
audience asap. 


A Selasphorus hummingbird was found and photographed by Tim Brew this morning 
coming to a hummingbird feeder at the visitor center of Morton NWR on the South 
Fork. 


Good luck if you go. I'm enroute and will post updates if the bird continues.

Best, 
Mike McBrien


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Subject: Common Nighthawks
From: Keith Cashman <goshwk AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 19:44:12 -0400
10-15 Common Nighthawks feeding this evening across from the Kimisis Tis 
Theotokou Church, St Andrew Rd, Southampton, just south of Sr27/CR 39. 


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Subject: Alley Pond Park 8/27 AM including Lawrence's hybrid
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:28:35 -0400
While not exactly hopping, there were clearly more migrants at Alley Pond park 
today than on my 2 previous jaunts this fall season. I saw 8 species of warbler 
including Canada, BT green and a remarkable 7 chestnut-sided warblers in 
various locations within the park. But the highlight was a male Lawrence’s 
hybrid warbler in a poorly accessible area at the southern end of the Acadaian 
kettle. Documenting photos are on my ebird list: 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31270784
  
For those who wish to try, from Vanderbilt motor parkway take the short 3 or 4 
step stairway (with the Caution sign at the top) up to the asphalt path that 
parallels the parkway just north of it. There you can look down into a deep 
kettle hole with a stand of Aralia at the bottom. The bird (along with a couple 
of chestnut-sideds) was in this area. 


Good luck and good birding,

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Subject: wiki NYS eBird Hotspots: Top 10 Locations (Erie, Westchester)
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:33:52 -0400
The Top 10 locations (including sublocations) for the counties of Erie and
Westchester have been revisited. For Erie the four hotspots that make up
'Unity Island (aka Squaw Island)' have replaced 'Chestnut Ridge Park'. The
latter page has changed slightly and is similar to the Top 10 pages except
there's no 'Notable Sightings' section, no color codings based on the # of
spp. and no total spp. # on the Bar Charts table. This keeps the
maintenance of the site to a reasonable level.

For Westchester County 'Rye Nature Center' and 'Teatown Lakes Park' have
replaced Chestnut Ridge Hawk Watch and Lenoir Preserve. The latter two are
now static pages along with 94 other locations in Westchester.

If you see any issues with the 'Directions' link, which should point to a
parking lot or entrance to the location, or if you know of a webpage that
give a good description of the birding site I can add this to the
'Description' section. A few of the Westchester sites already have
descriptions and links added to them.

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Erie
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Westchester

Enjoy!
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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 26 August 2016
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:22:16 -0400
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 26, 2016
* NYNY1608.26

- Birds Mentioned

BLACK-CAPPED PETREL+
WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL+
BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL+
LONG-TAILED JAEGER+
BRIDLED TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Blue-winged Teal
Cory’s Shearwater
Great Shearwater
AUDUBON’S SHEARWATER
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
Leach’s Storm-Petrel
Virginia Rail
Sora
Piping Plover
Whimbrel
MARBLED GODWIT
Stilt Sandpiper
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
White-rumped Sandpiper
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
“Western” Willet
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Royal Tern
Common Nighthawk
Red-breasted Nuthatch
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
Tennessee Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler

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

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
nysarc44nybirdsorg

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

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

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

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

Transcriber:  Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 26, 2016
at 7:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are pelagic trip results including
BLACK-CAPPED PETREL, WHITE-FACED and BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETRELS, BRIDLED
TERN, LONG-TAILED JAEGER, AUDUBON SHEARWATER, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, plus
BUFF-BREASTED and BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS, MARBLED GODWIT, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
and more.

But firstly, we sadly mention the recent passing of Jeff Nulle, former
President and Director of the Linnaean Society and a strong advocate for
Riverside Park and conservation in general.  Jeff’s activism in New York
City will definitely be missed and his contributions to the birding
community will be remembered gratefully.

Participants in a fishing tournament that took them 70 miles or so south of
Shinnecock last Friday did luckily take the time to enjoy some great deep
water birds.  Tallied that day were a BLACK-CAPPED PETREL, 2 WHITE-FACED, 7
BAND-RUMPED, 1 LEACH’S and 285 WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS, 10 AUDUBON’S and 2
CORY’S SHEARWATERS, 4 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, a LONG-TAILED JAEGER and a
BRIDLED TERN.  Previous trips out there had also encountered a WHITE-FACED
STORM-PETREL on the 15th and 2 on the 18th along with 6 AUDUBON’S
SHEARWATERS.

A whale-watching trip off Montauk last Sunday also noted 12 RED-NECKED
PHALAROPES along with 1 GREAT and 3 CORY’S SHEARWATERS and 46 WILSON’S
STORM-PETRELS.

The recently quite productive pools in the dunes at Jones Beach West End
between parking field 2 and the Roosevelt Sanctuary provided another report
of RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, the 8 there late Wednesday afternoon apparently
not staying long. Nonetheless Thursday morning did find 4 BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPERS visiting the shoreline of the eastern pool by the blind.  The
activity there during the week has also provided a SORA and 2-3 VIRGINIA
RAILS along the edges of the ponds, some BLUE-WINGED TEAL among other
waterfowl, and a variety of other shorebirds including up to 5 STILT, 3
PECTORAL, 12 WHITE-RUMPED and 1 or 2 WESTERN SANDPIPERS.  Please do not
enter the pools, but stay in the dunes to reduce disturbance.

Another BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was on Staten Island at Miller Field at the
end of New Dorp Avenue Wednesday and Thursday.

At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge the east pond has been providing the usual
assortment of shorebirds, including some STILT, PECTORAL, WHITE-RUMPED and
WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and 2 CASPIAN TERNS were still there at least to
Sunday.  While on the East Pond, stay close to the phragmites edge and the
birds will permit much closer approach

At Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes last Sunday the 20 species of
shorebirds counted featured 3 WHIMBREL, 2 WHITE-RUMPED, a WESTERN and 3
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and 2 “Western” WILLETS as well as a BLACK TERN, and 2
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were on the beach there.

Last Friday a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was at Georgica Pond in East Hampton, and
now would be a good time to start checking the sod fields north and east of
Riverhead.

Two GULL-BILLED TERNS were at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn Monday, with 2 ROYAL
TERNS there Tuesday, and a PIPING PLOVER has also been lingering there, and
a MARBLED GODWIT paid a brief visit there this morning before flying off.

Landbird activity has slowly been building up, with modest recent flights
followed by days of dropping numbers.  Warbler variety for August has been
decent though numbers generally have been low.  Highlights have included a
male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER Wednesday on Staten Island at the Cemetery of
the Resurrection, a few MOURNING WARBLERS including at Floyd Bennett Field
Saturday, Dreier Offerman Park Wednesday and in Central Park, CAPE MAYS
Tuesday at Coney Island Creek and Owl’s Head Park and Thursday in Prospect
Park, some HOODED and a few arriving TENNESSEE, BLACKPOLL and WILSON’S,
along with the other species already moving through. These are being joined
by other seasonal flycatchers, vireos, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, swallows
and the like.  Watch for COMMON NIGHTHAWKS in the evenings now and hawks on
the ridges.

To phone in reports, on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126, or
weekdays call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483.

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

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Subject: Also Stilt Sandpiper Re: MAGO at Plum beach Brooklyn
From: Roberta <roberta.manian AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:15:00 -0400
Stilt sandpiper landed on rising tide flats and flew off. It look like it 
circled the eastern tip of the beach. Possibly in the marsh or Marina Park 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 26, 2016, at 10:08 AM, Roberta  wrote:
> 
> I just had a marbled godwit fly in on the low tide mud flats at Plum Beach. 
It circled, landed, fed for about five minutes and took off in the direction of 
Floyd Bennett Field 

> 
> Bobbi 
> Brooklyn ny
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Aug 25, 2016, at 9:38 AM, Ken  wrote:
>> 
>> Now four Buffies on south side of main pond ( pond with blind).
>> Ken Feustel
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Subject: Jones Beach West End Report
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:13:43 -0400
Birded the Jones Beach ponds this AM with Rob Taylor, here are the highlights:

Stilt Sandpiper (at least 5)
Pectoral Sandpiper (at least 5)
Western Sandpiper (2, thanks to John Gluth)
White-rumped Sandpiper (multiple)
Virginia Rail, got a great look at this guy who came out feet in front of us 
and put on a show. 


No sign of any buff-breasted sandpipers or red-necked phalaropes.

Mike Z.



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Subject: MAGO at Plum beach Brooklyn
From: Roberta <roberta.manian AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:08:24 -0400
I just had a marbled godwit fly in on the low tide mud flats at Plum Beach. It 
circled, landed, fed for about five minutes and took off in the direction of 
Floyd Bennett Field 


Bobbi 
Brooklyn ny

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> On Aug 25, 2016, at 9:38 AM, Ken  wrote:
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> Now four Buffies on south side of main pond ( pond with blind).
> Ken Feustel
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Subject: CentraI Park, NYC 8/25-24-23-22
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:54:06 -0400
Monday-Tues.-Wed.-Thursday, 22 thru 25 August, 2016

CentraI Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Just as has been seen in aII the 5 boroughs of N.Y. City by those  
seeking them, migrants that incIude many of the neotropicaI-wintering  
species have been on the move in good to very good numbers, even if  
sIightIy sIowed since the big push that was seen a week earIier here.   
As some were aware, such boreaI migrants as Tennessee, Cape May,  
BIackpoII, and other warbIers have aII been moving, & a very nice  
observation came from Prospect Park Iast Thurs., with a GoIden-winged  
WarbIer found by PhiIip Payne and seen by others there as weII; a  
different GoIden-winged WarbIer just showed for 2 Staten IsIand  
birders on Wed. (yesterday).   For the week since Mon so far, CentraI  
had a diminishing show, yet there were birds of interest into Thursday  
and these incIuded a number arriving on first-Iight at the n. end of  
the park, & stiII more of some of the reguIars in diurnaI movement,  
esp. Chimney Swifts (passage), E. Kingbirds (passage), & some icterid  
fIight with BoboIinks a significant portion of that famiIy's  
movements; Ruby-throated Hummingbirds aIso were noted in modest number  
thru the first hour of these days.

In CentraI Park, there have been at Ieast 23 WarbIer species reported  
& found in the past 4 days - however the even more interesting spp. of  
migrants may have been (for CentraI, that is) the [waders] sandpipers  
and swaIIows and mutipIe fIycatchers and some thrushes that were  
moving, aIong with expected species such as BoboIinks which are partIy- 
diurnaI, and - especiaIIy on Wed. & this eve. - Common Nighthawks  
which were seen in doubIe-digit numbers from the n. end of the park  
each of these 2 evenings - with some as earIy as 6 p.m. & most after  
7.    AIso moving in numbers now have been E. Kingbirds - fIights of  
up to 25 at a time (in bursts) & Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, sporadic  
but a bit more obvious in earIier a.m. hours, esp. from certain view- 
points.   Some Iight raptor movement (incIuding the now-very-expected  
BaId EagIes of Iate August) have been going, & Ruby-crowned Kingets  
just getting started, an indicator of Iots more to come out of the  
boreaI pIaces as we receive fresh cooI fronts.  A number of Red- 
breasted Nuthatches continue to pass, a phenomenon noted through the  
summer in much of the coastal northeast & inland as well.  About ten  
spp. of warbIer have been fairIy common, a few common, & one  
(semi)"rarity" might be a Brewster's type hybrid, aIthough the  
increasing frequency of such hybrids in recent years points directIy  
to the decrease in the gene-pooI for true GoIden-winged WarbIer and  
some argue there are few of them stiII passing this region on  
migration, many being crossed with their congener BIue-wingeds.

Thanks to the many who have observed quietIy aIIowing the birds their  
own necessary rest and renewaI in the urban wiIds. And kudos to  
reservoir-watchers: patience!

4 days in CentraI Park, starting Mon. & thru Thursday/25th:

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Lesser Yellowlegs (reservoir, not Iingering)
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper (reservoir)
Laughing Gull (reservoir but intermittent)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo (singIes at RambIe & north end)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (muItipIe)
Common Nighthawk (numerous - Wed. & Thurs. evenings)
Chimney Swift (many, incI. passage migrants)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher (severaI)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Empidonax [genus] Flycatcher (IikeIy of severaI expected spp.)
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo (Tuesday, RambIe)
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow (few over reservoir)
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch (more than a couple)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (severaI as of Wed.)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery (few)
Swainson's Thrush (few so far)
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing

"Brewster's" [hybrid] Warbler (Tues. at the north end)
Blue-winged Warbler
NashviIIe Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart (most numerous warbIer past 3-4 weeks)
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler

Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee (IocaI nester)
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow (stiII a few that summered)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (few)
Bobolink (each day, during a.m.)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole (scarce aIready, a very earIy "faII" migrant)
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

"At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is  
needed. Oh! had I the ability, and could I reach the nation's ear, I  
would today pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting  
reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light  
that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We  
need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake." -
[Fourth of July, 1852- Frederick Douglass]

"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom  
they oppress."
- Aug 3, 1857: Frederick Douglass, American. [1817-1895]

Good & respectfully quiet birding to all,

Tom Fiore
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Subject: Geoffrey "Jeff" Nulle
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:02:21 -0400
Dear NYS birder community,
I am posting this message on behalf of Andrew Rubenfeld.

saddened,

Anders Peltomaa

***********************

Geoffrey Nulle, former president of the Linnaean Society of New York,
passed away at his home in Manhattan a couple of days ago. He had had
recent surgery but the cause of death is not known at this time.
     Jeff also served as LSNY vice president and council member. As chair
of the conservation committee he was instrumental in blocking plans for a
major bicycle path through Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Jeff will be best
remembered for his work in establishing a 10-acre designated bird sanctuary
in Riverside Park, as well as his tireless management of the park's famous
"drip." He also did volunteer work at the Great Gull Island office at the
American Museum of Natural History.
     Arrangements for a memorial service have not been made yet. The LSNY
website (www.linnaeannewyork.org) will post updated information.


Andrew Rubenfeld
President, Linnaean Society of New York

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Subject: NPS 100th
From: prosbird AT aol.com
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:36:13 -0400
https://www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial/index.htm. On this historic day 
President Woodrow Wilson signed the landmark legislation establishing the 
National Park Service. Many parks great birding areas 


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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpipers at West End (Nassau Co.)
From: Ken <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:38:59 -0400
Now four Buffies on south side of main pond ( pond with blind).
Ken Feustel


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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpipers - Jones Beach (Nassau)
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:26:17 +0000
2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers are currently being viewed at the West End ponds at 
Jones Beach. They are circling the outer perimeter in the grass of the second 
pond from the east. Three Virginia Rails were also seen this morning in the 
first and third ponds walking from the east (from the Nature Center). 


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Subject: Re:delayed report: Western Tanager, Suffolk County
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:39:08 -0400
(Found by Joseph Andrews)

On Thursday, August 25, 2016, Robert Taylor  wrote:

> Long story short, there was a male Western Tanager at Twelve Pines Park,
> Suffolk County about 4 days ago.  Birder who saw it didn't realize what it
> was until they posted on Long Island Wildlife (Facebook page) and asked for
> an ID a few days after they saw it.  FYI for anyone who wants to see if its
> still there.
>
> Good birding,
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Subject: delayed report: Western Tanager, Suffolk County
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:32:56 -0400
Long story short, there was a male Western Tanager at Twelve Pines Park,
Suffolk County about 4 days ago.  Birder who saw it didn't realize what it
was until they posted on Long Island Wildlife (Facebook page) and asked for
an ID a few days after they saw it.  FYI for anyone who wants to see if its
still there.

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Subject: Awareness in the Field - Hempstead Lake
From: Tim Healy <tph56 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:15:42 -0400
Just a heads up to birders who frequent Hempstead Lake State Park: I had an 
encounter today with a somewhat suspicious character. I passed an older 
gentleman who was coming out of the park when I arrived and left the 
southernmost lot. He changed direction to follow me through the entire park for 
more than half an hour. When I paused at the dog walk trail to scan the trees, 
he went ahead into some bushes and looked back at me from afar. Out of the 
corner of my eye his hands appeared to be rather busy, but I didn't look too 
closely. He continued following as I moved along the lake shore, onto the trail 
through the bushes adjacent to the open field, and back to the lot. When I 
paused again in the open by the steps he returned to his car and drove off. I 
can't be entirely sure of what was going on here, but this isn't the first 
encounter I've had with persistent passersby at Hempstead Lake. I just wanted 
to remind everyone to keep their wits about them in the field during this 
migration season. We aren't the only ones out there when the weather is nice! 


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Subject: 8 red necked phalaropes.jones beach
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:42:04 +0000
Eastern most pool between we1&2

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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on Staten Island
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:11:10 -0400
At miller Field at the end of New Dorp Lane. Still there as of 12:10. 
Previously reported on Staten Island Listserve. 


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Subject: sandpiper correction
From: "leormand ." <leormand AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:57:10 -0400
In looking at my photos - I realize the "Spotted Sandpiper" is a Solitary
sandpiper that was observed along the banks of the Swan River in E.
Patchogue

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Subject: Swan River Preserve - East Patchogue
From: "leormand ." <leormand AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:57:37 -0400
Around 5:30 PM I visited Swan River Preserve in East Patchogue and spent a
good amount of time sitting adjacent to the spillway that enters the river
on the south side.  I observed the following birds there:

Baltime Oriole
Grey Catbird
Cardinal
Song Sparrow
Common Grackle
Black and White Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Female Common Yellowthroat Warbler

American Goldfinch were feeding on Thistle that is just going to seed
(should be increased numbers of birds over the next week) and a Spotted
Sandpiper was in the river on the east side of the property.  There was a
flyover from Osprey, DC Cormorant and a variety of gulls and several
mallards were within the ponds.

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Subject: Hummingbird
From: "vanhaas AT citlink.net" <vanhaas@citlink.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:34:24 +0000 (UTC)
 I normally don't post to this list serve, but I have a question in regard to a 
hummingbird report. I haven't seen this mentioned on any list serve as of yet. 
A Rufous Hummingbird was reported to ebird yesterday and Sunday in Broome 
County.  I have looked at the photos attached to the reports and though I am 
probably wrong, I think this bird is a candidate for a Calliope Hummingbird. I 
base my opinion on several factors.  First, in one photo it shows what appears 
to be a beginning gorget with a distinct white line separating it from the eye. 
It is a long thin dark area where a gorget would normally begin. Because of the 
size of the photo, I can't say for certain that it is the gorget, but there is 
no other explanation for that line that I can think of.  Also on shots of the 
perched bird, the wing-tips seem to be longer than the tail. This could be a 
good indication of Calliope. All other features could be interpreted for either 
species, but I think it is worth looking into. I tried to find contact 
information the person who posted the reports, but was unable to locate any. 
Hopefully someone with more knowledge than I can do some follow up on this bird 
and come to a definite identification. I would really be interested in the 
outcome. John Haas 

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Subject: Dune Rd, Suffolk County
From: Eileen Schwinn <beachmed AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:23:51 -0400
Along Dune Rd - Shinnecock Inlet to Post Ave. bridge, Quogue, this AM, between 
7:30 and 9:30, nothing unexpected was seen. A few interesting birds included 
two Yellow-crowned Night Heron (imm. in the side ditches), Clapper Rail, and 
Lesser Yellowlegs. Birds in migration included two Merlin, a female Baltimore 
Oriole, young Robins, and a growing number of Tree Swallows, with a few Barn 
Swallows mixed in. Relatively few biting insects were encountered! 

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Subject: Jones Beach - landbirds on the move and continuing shorebirds
From: Tim Healy <tph56 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:19:44 -0400
I birded Jones Beach from 6:20-10:10 this morning. There was no sign of either 
Sora or Virginia Rail at the dune ponds, but there good numbers of shorebirds 
continue including White-rumped Sandpiper, three Stilt Sandpipers, and a 
Whimbrel which flew west around 7:45. Others reported seeing Solitary and 
Pectoral Sandpipers. A young Peregrine also visited the ponds, and several 
dozen Great Egrets passed over heading west early in the morning. 


I swept the coast guard station, fisherman's road, and median, turning up a 
decent variety of early migrants. Small flocks of Red-wings and Bobolinks 
passed overhead, and I found good numbers of Yellowthroats and Redstarts. N. 
Waterthrush, two Black-and-whites, a Yellow, and briefly-seen possible 
Magnolia, as well as some unseen flyover "zeeps", rounded out the warblers. 
Great Crested Flycatchers, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Baltimore Oriole, and Cedar 
Waxwings were also encountered. Barn, Tree, and Bank Swallows were all present. 


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:06:46 +0000 (UTC)
 *  New York*  Syracuse   
   - 
   - August  22, 2016
*  NYSY  22. 08.16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):August 15, 2016 
- August 22, 2016to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate 
NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands 
Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, 
Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: August 22  AT 3:00 p.m. 
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of August 15, 2015. 

Highlights--------------
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERSANDERLINGBUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERSTILT 
SANDPIPERWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERCOMMON 
NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKEROLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER 



Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------ 

     14 species of shorebirds were reported at the complex this week.  
Except for a STILT SANDPIPER seen in flight at South Spring Pool on 8/17 all 
were seen in the Mail Pool or along the Wildlife Drive. Knox-Marsellus and 
Puddlers  Marshes are nearly dry and hold little habitat. Even Mays Point Pool 
which had been productive in past weeks was not very active this week.     
8/17: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was reported along the Wildlife Drive.     8/20: 
A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was reported in the Main Pool. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER 
was found at the beginning of the Wildlife Drive. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was 
seen on Mays Point Road. 


Onondaga County------------
     10 species of shorebirds were seen at the Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville this week. Most were seen from the duck blind off of Smokey 
Hollow Road. Highlight were 2 SANDERLINGS on 8/20. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen 
from the same area that evening also. 


Madison County------------
     8/21: The season’s first BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen at the Sky 
High Sod Farm on Lakeport Road north of Chittenango. 


Oneida County------------
     8/17: 7 species of shorebirds including 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and a 
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen at Delta Lake. 

        --end report 
    
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Subject: Central Park NYC - Mon. August 22, 2016 - FOS Wilson's Warbler plus 7 other Wood Warbler species
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:18:54 -0400
Central Park NYC - Strawberry Fields & Ramble
Monday August 22, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on a bird starting from Strawberry Fields at 
9am. 


Today's Highlights - Wilson's Warbler at Strawberry Fields & 7 other Wood 
Warbler species 


Mallard - Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift - few (windy day)
Ring-billed Gull - flyover
Herring Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - flyover
Red-tailed Hawk - immature catching a rat in Strawberry Fields
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Strawberry Fields & Oven
Downy Woodpecker - (Jack Rothman)
Northern Flicker - 3 or 4 in the Ramble feeding on the ground
American Kestrel - flyby Strawberry Fields
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Tupelo Field
Great Crested Flycatcher - Maintenance Field
Eastern Kingbird - Bow Bridge
Warbling Vireo - 6 (family groups in Strawberry Fields & Maintenance Field)
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow - a few flyovers
Tufted Titmouse - 2 hatch-year birds Summer House Swamp
White-breasted Nuthatch - Strawberry Fields
Carolina Wren - 3 (2 Strawberry Fields, 1 Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2 (Strawberry Fields & Oak Bridge)
American Robin - some eating Hackberries
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing - Castle, others heard Captain's Bench (Gillian Henry)
House Finch - 7
American Goldfinch - hatch-year Summer House Swamp
Ovenbird - Weather Station (Haskel Eisenstein)
Blue-winged Warbler - Iphigene's Walk (Haskel Eisenstein)
Black-and-white Warbler - 4
Common Yellowthroat - 3 (2 in Ramble, 1 Strawberry Fields (Robert Ruvolo before 
walk)) 

American Redstart - 12 including 3 adult males
Magnolia Warbler - Tupelo Field (Will Papp)
Yellow Warbler - hatch-year Strawberry Fields
Wilson's Warbler - hatch-year Strawberry Fields (First-Of-Season)
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole - 3 adult males

Ginny DeLiagre reported that the Hooded Warbler found by our group Sunday 
morning was still at the Tupelo Field. 


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Subject: Jones Beach Ponds
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:41:27 -0400
Birded the Jones Beach Ponds this AM with Rob Taylor.
Ponds are still very active.
Birds included:
Virginia Rail adult with Juvenile
Sora
Pectoral Sandpipers (3 seen)
Stilt Sandpiper
White-Rumped Sandpiper
Blue-Winged Teal
Red Knots (several)

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Subject: Cupsogue LI, 20 Species of Shorebirds...
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:56:46 -0400
Mei Yee and I birded Cupsogue today on both the rising and falling tides. 
Disturbances were minimal and as a result we were able to work the flats very 
well. 


In all, we had a total of 20 species of shorebirds. There were not many birds 
to look at but with patience and a lot of hours, we slowly ticked off species, 
ending with a good list. Unfortunately, despite a careful search, we did not 
record any flag re-sights. 


The shorebird highlights included 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 9 RED KNOTS, 1 
WESTERN SANDPIPER (juvenile), 3 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 2 WESTERN WILLETS and 3 
WHIMBRELS 


We also had an interesting peep which after careful study was ruled a 
Semipalmated Sandpiper. What made this bird interesting was its plumage, which 
I refer to as "diluted" instead of "partial albino." I will eventually post 
photos on my blog for those interested. 


Non shorebirding highlights on the flats included 1 first summer BLACK TERN.

Seawatching, was yet again non productive but we scored on the gulls loafing on 
the beach. 1 advanced 2nd cycle and a 3rd cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS. 


We decided to quit the flats when the grating sounds of the Beach Hut band 
playing Steely Dan threatened to bleed our ear drums. 


Good Shorebirding!


Cheers,

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others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick 
Douglass 


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林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
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Subject: Turkey Vultures, Nassau County
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:32:26 -0400
Just a quick note that I saw 2 Turkey Vultures over Syosset and another
over Hicksville today.

Good birding,
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Subject: Fwd: (Probable) Mississippi Kite - Suffolk County
From: Anthony Collerton <icollerton AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:31:27 -0400
That should of course be RT27 / Sunrise Highway, not I495.  The long
stretch of Pine Barren Habitat stretching down towards the Hampton bays
exit.

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Subject: (Probable) Mississippi Kite - Suffolk County
To: NYSBIRDS-L 


This afternoon at around 4pm I had a bid that I'm pretty sure was a
Mississippi Kite cross I495 in front of me about 2 miles East of the
Gabreski / Hampton Bays Exit.  Saw the bird pretty well but wasn't
expecting it and I flipped from Broad-wing (when flapping) to Peregrine
(when it turned) in quick succession before the thought of kite occurred to
me.  In retrospect it seems pretty likely that that is what it was.  I know
the location and dates are all wrong, but can't really make anything else
fit his bird.  Just putting it out there in case anyone is in the area
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Subject: (Probable) Mississippi Kite - Suffolk County
From: Anthony Collerton <icollerton AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:22:04 -0400
This afternoon at around 4pm I had a bid that I'm pretty sure was a
Mississippi Kite cross I495 in front of me about 2 miles East of the
Gabreski / Hampton Bays Exit.  Saw the bird pretty well but wasn't
expecting it and I flipped from Broad-wing (when flapping) to Peregrine
(when it turned) in quick succession before the thought of kite occurred to
me.  In retrospect it seems pretty likely that that is what it was.  I know
the location and dates are all wrong, but can't really make anything else
fit his bird.  Just putting it out there in case anyone is in the area
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Subject: Sandhill cranes
From: Tom Wheeler <northflow AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 18:37:42 -0400
Four seen yesterday at Wilson Hill wildlife management area and three in Madrid 
near Brandy Brook in county Rte 30 

St. Lawrence Cty.
Tom Wheeler
Canton

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Subject: Offshore Long Island, NY - Black-capped Petrel ++
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 18:27:53 -0400
On Friday, August 19th, John Shemilt, Keegan Corcoran and I participated in one 
of the final days of the Hampton Offshore Invitational fishing tournament. 


We focused our efforts within Ryan and McMaster Canyons ("The Claw"). We 
traveled south from the top of the canyon toward the bottom of the continental 
shelf break, just short of 1000 fathoms, where we encountered 82° water with 
no steep temperature break. The offshore weather was fantastic for traveling 
purposes; very little wind with a flat sea surface resembling pond-like 
conditions. Unfortunately the balmy, windless conditions made our two chum 
slicks relatively useless. The scent barely carried and most birds were 
roosting on the surface (expected for mid day). 


Despite being unable to draw much into our slicks we did encounter some deep 
water and canyon specialties while traveling about. The cumulative list is as 
follows: 


1 Black-capped Petrel
2 White-faced Storm Petrel
7 Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
1 Leach's Storm-Petrel
285 Wilson's Storm-Petrel
1 Long-tailed Jaeger
3 jaeger sp.
2 Cory's Shearwater
10 Audubon's Shearwater
4 Red-necked Phalarope

Marine mammal sightings from our 8/19 trip include hundreds of Pilot Whales, 
Risso's Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Common Dolphin, 5 SOWERBY'S BEAKED WHALE 
and a giant Manta Ray that cruised by our starboard side. 


Two sightings earlier in the week are also noteworthy. John and Keegan 
encountered White-faced Storm Petrel in the same general area; 1 on 8/15 and 2 
individuals seen together on 8/18. 


There is a lot of life out there and hopefully this bodes well for a successful 
organized pelagic trip at the end of this month. 


Best,
Derek Rogers
Sayville 





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Subject: Central Park, NYC - Sunday August 21, 2016 incl. Hooded Warbler
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 18:18:25 -0400
Central Park, NYC
Sunday August 21, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the 
Boathouse Cafe at 9am. 


Highlights: Six species of Wood Warblers including Hooded Warbler & Magnolia 
Warbler at Tupelo Field, Belted Kingfisher at Turtle Pond, Great Crested 
Flycatcher at Upper Lobe. 


Canada Goose - 5 Lake
Mallard - Lake
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift - 10
Herring Gull - flyovers
Belted Kingfisher - Turtle Pond
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher - in remains of the willow at Upper Lobe
Warbling Vireo - Strawberry Fields
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow - 10 - some low over Great Lawn & flyovers
Carolina Wren - Strawberry Fields
American Robin
Gray Catbird - several locations
Northern Mockingbird - Turtle Pond
House Finch
American Goldfinch - Summer House Swamp
Ovenbird - Summer House Swamp (Sandra Critelli) & south of Azalea Pond
Black-and-white Warbler - Tupelo Field, Shakespeare Garden, Summer House Swamp
Common Yellowthroat - Tupelo Field, Strawberry Fields
Hooded Warbler - Tupelo Field
American Redstart - 8
Magnolia Warbler - Tupelo Field
Song Sparrow - Shakespeare Garden (Andrea Hessel)
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole - adult males near Boathouse & at Upper Lobe

Looking forward to NW winds tomorrow,

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Subject: royal terns
From: gary straus <baga2809 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:22:00 -0400
4 Royal terns timber point marina great river li  AT  hight tide GARY STRAUS



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Subject: Central Park NYC - Saturday Aug. 20, 2016 - 10 Wood Warbler incl. Mourning Warbler
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:32:27 -0400
Central Park NYC 
Saturday Aug. 20, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on bird walks starting from the Boathouse at 
7:30 & 9:00am 



Today's Highlights: - 10 species of Wood Warblers including a first-fall 
Mourning Warbler originally found by Emily Peyton at Strawberry Fields. Also 
Eastern Wood-Pewee, Great Crested Flycatcher & Empidonax flycatchers. The best 
location today was Strawberry Fields. 


Mallard - around a dozen - Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - including a flock of a dozen at the Oven (RDC before walk)
Chimney Swift - 10 over the Ramble
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 4
Ring-billed Gull - flyovers
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - flyover
Black-crowned Night-Heron - adult south side Turtle Pond (Castle Walk)
Downy Woodpecker - few
Northern Flicker - several Hatch-year birds
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 2 (Strawberry Fields & Humming Tombstone)
Empidonax Flycatcher - 2 (including a possible Acadian at Strawberry Fields)
Great Crested Flycatcher - Humming Tombstone
Warbling Vireo - 6
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 in the Ramble
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow - 2 over Ramble
Tufted titmouse - 2 hatch-year birds
White-breasted Nuthatch - family of 3 or 4
Carolina Wren - 2 at Indian Cave
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3
American Robin - fewer
Gray Catrbird - mostly hatch-year's
Northern Mockingbird - Humming Tombstone
House Finch
Ovenbird - 3 (2 in the Ramble, 1 Strawberry Fields)
Northern Waterthrush - 5
Blue-winged Warbler - 2 (Maintenance Field & Strawberry Fields)
Black-and-white Warbler - 5
Mourning Warbler - hatch-year/first-fall Strawberry Fields (see note above - 
photo by Kenny Miller) 

Common Yellowthroat - Strawberry Fields
American Redstart - 15-20
Magnolia Warbler - Maintenance Field (RDC before walk)
Yellow Warbler - 2 (Castle Walk & Strawberry Fields)
Canada Warbler - fall male Strawberry Fields
Northern Cardinal
Baltimore Oriole - 3 including one adult male

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Subject: Jamaica Bay Report/Queens County
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:22:12 -0400
The Linnaean Society Tom Davis Memorial Shorebird Walk was held today at
Jamaica Bay. It was great to be there on the same day as the Shorebird
Festival and great to see so many friends and new faces on the East Pond.
The amount of young birders out was both encouraging and heartwarming.

The shorebirds did not disappoint and our group tallied 18 species.

American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)  2
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)  55
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)  62
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  1
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)  2
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)  1
Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)  5
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)  53
White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)  6
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)  325
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)  1
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)  175
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  2
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)  1
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)  9
Willet (Tringa semipalmata)  2
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)  15

Hopefully the die hards at the festival will turn up some other good birds
before the day ends.

Good birding,

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Brooklyn, NY

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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 19 August 2016
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 07:19:49 -0400
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 19, 2016
* NYNY1608.19

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

Virginia Rail
SORA
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
Whimbrel
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
MARBLED GODWIT
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GULL-BILLED TERN
CASPIAN TERN
Black Tern
Royal Tern
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
MOURNING WARBLER
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Canada Warbler
Bobolink

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

        Gary Chapin - Secretary
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        125 Pine Springs Drive
        Ticonderoga, NY 12883

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

To report sightings call:
Tom Burke (212) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day)
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Compiler: Tom Burke, Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

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Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 19th
2016 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are BRIDLED TERN, BLACK-HEADED
GULL, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, MARBLED GODWIT, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, GULL-BILLED
TERN, CASPIAN TERN, SORA and a nice variety of warblers including
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER and KENTUCKY WARBLER.

Exceptional this week was a handsome adult BRIDLED TERN that came in to
roost at the very celebrated tern colony on Great Gull Island last Saturday
evening presumably heading back out to sea soon thereafter. Great Gull is
located at the eastern entrance to Long Island Sound and northeast of
Orient Point and Plum Island.

What was presumably the same sub-adult BLACK-HEADED GULL that had been
present on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge back on the 7th was
spotted again last Sunday out in Jamaica Bay by a kayaker birding the bay's
islands. Also seen out there were an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER with a flock of
Black-bellied Plovers and 2 GULL-BILLED and 7 ROYAL TERNS. Back on the East
Pond at the refuge two MARBLED GODWITS appeared at the north end on
Wednesday and Thursday morning 3 were present near Deadman's Cove.
Hopefully these will remain for the Shorebird Festival on Saturday. A
decent number of shorebirds on the East Pond last Sunday included a couple
of female WESTERN SANDPIPERS along with a PECTORAL, 5 plus WHITE-RUMPED and
7 STILT SANDPIPERS. Good numbers of shorebirds have remained there through
the week. A SORA continues its brief appearances along the East Pond's
northwestern edge and a BLACK TERN has been seen sporadically since
Saturday at the north end where 2 CASPIAN TERNS, an adult with a juvenile,
also visited yesterday. On Wednesday 2 CASPIAN TERNS, perhaps the same two,
were spotted at Piermont Pier in Rockland County.

At Jones Beach West End 17 species of shorebirds noted Thursday featured
STILT, PECTORAL and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS in the dune pools between the
Roosevelt Nature Center and the West End 2 parking lot. Also spotted along
the edge of these ponds were a SORA and 1 or 2 VIRGINIA RAILS Thursday and
this morning.

A report from Staten Island last Sunday mentioned a very brief visit by an
HUDSONIAN GODWIT to the beach at Wolfe's Pond Park in the late afternoon.

On eastern Long Island 2 WHIMBREL were present Saturday on the ocean side
at Tiana Beach off Dune Road west of the Ponquogue Bridge and 2 or 3 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS were on the same beach through the weekend.

A quite decent number of migrants occurred in the region this week. Many
arriving Wednesday and Thursday. Among the non-passerines have been the
first few COMMON NIGHTHAWKS and both YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and BLACK-BILLED
CUCKOOS. Among the passerines have been CLIFF SWALLOW and BANK SWALLOWS and
some RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES and BOBOLINKS plus an array of reported
flycatchers including single YELLOW-BELLIED and ALDER from Prospect Park
and OLIVE-SIDED and ACADIAN in Central Park though as a caveat, in the Fall
the empidonax group will seldom provide the appropriate vocalizations to
confirm identity.

The variety of warblers reported for the week was rather impressive, about
23 species. The southbound movement does seem to be getting earlier each
year. For the more unusual species no details were provided for a KENTUCKY
reported last Saturday in Central Park where MOURNING has also been noted
and a female GOLDEN-WINGED visited Prospect Park today as did a CAPE MAY.
Others, generally in low numbers have included OVENBIRD, WORM-EATING, both
LOUISIANA and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES the former getting scarce now,
BLUE-WINGED, NASHVILLE, HOODED, NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA, BLACKBURNIAN,
CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, PRAIRIE, CANADA and even one or two
YELLOW-RUMPED plus the more widespread BLACK-AND-WHITE, COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT, AMERICAN REDSTART and YELLOW.

The beginning of the hawk season is also upon us so enjoy visiting a local
hawk watch site.

To phone in reports on Long Island, call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
weekdays call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483.

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

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Subject: East Pond Report 8-19-16
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 23:49:02 -0400
Mei Yee and I birded the north end of the East Pond this afternoon until around 
6:30 p.m. 


There were not many shorebirds around but given high tide was still a few hours 
away when we left, it is hard to measure the "true" volume. Nevertheless, in 
that time frame the count was small. 


Shorebird highlights included: 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, 23 Semipalmated 
Sandpipers with the majority being juveniles. 5 STILT SANDPIPERS, of which 2 
were juveniles. Several juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitchers and 
Least Sandpipers rounded up the juvenile highlights. 


Non shorebirding highlights included 1 banded Great Egret - white band with 
black lettering. A few Green-winged Teals signaled the arrival of more 
waterfowl. 


In a first for me/us on the East Pond was a Cockatiel. The calls alerted me to 
its presence as it flew over the pond heading west. Later, it flew back over 
heading east and I again got on it due to its call and grabbed a few photos. A 
new one for my NY exotic list. 


Good Shorebirding!
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Subject: Shorebird festival tomorrow
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:25:26 -0400
Just came off the East Pond at Jamaica Bay checking conditions for
tomorrow's festival. I'm happy to say that the conditions are the best I've
seen in years. Come on over. It should be great.
All my best,
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Subject: East Pond Jamaica Bay - Caspian Tern(s)
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:18:03 -0400
East Pond, Jamaica Bay
Friday August 19, 2016
OBS: Deborah Allen, Randall Rothernberg

At about 10 minutes before 11am this morning Randall Rothenberg and I were 
birding/photographing at the East Pond near the Raunt when 3 birds flew over 
together heading south at a good clip. I was able to get a quick photo of one 
of them, but did not get a good look at the other two except to note that they 
were the same size and shape as the first bird. 


Here's the photo:
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Subject: Hyde Park - Thursday August 18, 2016
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:50:12 -0400
Hyde Park - Franklin D. Roosevelt Home National Historic Site
Thursday August 18, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on an 8:30-11am bird walk

Invited by Dr. Steven Lomazov (FDR Home board member) Bob & I led a walk on the 
grounds. Highlights included Pileated Woodpeckers, Indigo Buntings, and 
Broad-winged and Red-shouldered Hawks circling overhead. 


Canada Goose
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher - male
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker - pair
Eastern wood-Pewee
Empidonax Flycatcher (willow/Alder type)
Eastern Phoebe
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 4 together
White-breasted Nuthatch 
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Linda LaBella & Eddie
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Cedar Waxwing
Louisiana Waterthrush
Canada Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting - male & female
Baltimore Oriole

Deb Allen

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Subject: Central Park NYC - Friday Aug. 19, 2016 - incl. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:21:43 -0400
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday Aug. 19, 2016 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the Conservatory 
Garden at 9am 


Slow today - 4 species of Wood Warblers, but a Yellow-billed Cuckoo at the 
Loch. 


Gadwall - 6 in eclipse plumage at the Harlem Meer
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Loch
Chimney Swift - 2
Ring-billed Gull - 3 flyovers
Herring Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 flyovers
Great Egret - flyover
Snowy Egret - 8 flyovers (single & flock of 7)
Green Heron - Pool (Bob Ruvolo before & after bird walk)
Red-tailed Hawk - perched on flagpole of Blockhouse
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker - 2
Eastern Kingbird - family of 4 - Harlem Meer
Warbling Vireo - 5
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 (Loch & Blockhouse)
Blue Jay
Tufted Titmouse
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - SW corner Harlem Meer
Wood Thrush - with some fuzzy feathers on the head - Loch
American Robin
Gray Catbird - fewer
Northern Mockingbird - 3 Green Bench
Cedar Waxwing - heard
House Finch
American Goldfinch - 2 flyovers Wildflower Meadow
Black-and-white Warbler - 2 (Blockhouse & Loch)
Common Yellowthroat - 2 (Wildflower Meadow & Conservatory Garden)
American Redstart - 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 (Blockhouse & Wildflower Meadow)
Eastern Towhee - Loch
Song Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole - 3 west side of Wildflower Meadow

Deb Allen

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Subject: Common Nighthawks
From: <redknot AT optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:13:39 GMT
As we enter the time of year that Common Nighthawks pass through NY on their 
migration south I find myself looking skyward more and was rewarded last night 
with two nighthawks feeding over my house in Setauket. 


John Turner 

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Subject: Jones Beach rails - Sora & Virginia Nassau County
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:34:22 +0000
Last evening from 6 to dark(8) I looked for the Sora reported earlier by Ken 
Feustel.The light was perfect, so of course no Sora. However Brendan Fogarty 
found an immature Virginia Rail skulking in the southeast corner of the 
easternmost small pond, but it quickly ran off into the phrags towards the east 
not to be seen again. 



Early this morning Brendan found an adult Virginia Rail on the western edge of 
the same small pond (the easternmost one closest to the nature center, east of 
the blind). Around 7:45 I saw 2 rails, one of which turned out to be the Sora, 
at the western edge of the channel (not far from where Ken reported it), this 
time on the northern edge of the small channel connecting the ponds, where it 
opens into the large pond that is directly south of the blind. We never saw the 
second rail again, which I suspect was an immature Virginia, but the Sora was 
there until at least 9 when I left. It often disapperaed into the phrags on the 
north edge but sometimes came into the open. Viewing point was by the blind. 
There were also 1 or 2 Pectoral sandpipers. Very nice find, Ken 


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Subject: Jones Beach rails YES - 8/19 AM
From: Brendan Fogarty <birderbf AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:39:07 +0000 (UTC)
Hi everyone,
An adult Virginia Rail was in the easternmost West End pond this morning (where 
the juvenile Virginia was yesterday evening) at 6:30, and the Sora was showing 
poorly when I left at 7:45, still in the little channel between the easternmost 
and widest West End pond. So there are at least three individuals around. 
Icterid migration was evident with a flock of 20 Boblinks. There were also a 
few flyover warblers (incl. Black-and-White, Northern Waterthrush) and a 
Baltimore Oriole, all flying over the ponds. Most birds seen with Dave Klauber 
and Bob Anderson. 

Best, Brendan FogartyHempstead, NY

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Subject: Central Park, NYC 8/18
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 22:44:44 -0400
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
Thursday, 18 August, 2016

After 6+ weeks of modestly-good to mediocre (or near-nonexistent)  
general land-bird migrations, according to varying weather & other  
factors, the night of August 17th into Thursday, 8/18 was by far the  
strongest (land-bird) migration event so far in this half of the year  
almost everywhere in the northeast, & certainly evident by what was  
seen in little old Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City.  (also it can  
be added that birders in other boroughs who were able to seek out land- 
birds found good variety, and in sum the 20-species-mark for warblers  
was exceeded in N.Y. City, on this day alone.  In addition (and not at  
all surprisingly) at least 3 species of Empidonax Flycatcher were  
noted in all of the boroughs, and well could have been all 5 of the  
eastern-breeding spp. of them in this large push of individuals.  
(Indeed if any Least Fly. were found, that would make 5 of five.)

Thanks to the many polite-quiet-patient & devoted birders who gave  
many sightings & descriptions of finding so many mid-August migrants  
in Central Park on this first big day of migratory movement. It will  
just grow with the next good movements of coming days & weeks. The  
season is also ripe for Common Nighthawk migrations and indeed some  
are now moving through the wider region, & very likely some through  
Manhattan as well, now.

Some species were found in numbers and the variety of species was far  
higher than on any previous days & nights, this summer in this  
location.  The below are just some (a sampler of sorts) of the variety  
found in the park entire (110 St. & the north end, to the Ramble, &  
even at the Pond area in the park's southeast quadrant) by a number of  
observers at varying times, from first light thru later in the day.  A  
minimum of 18 warbler species were recorded, & this while impressive  
is not unprecedented at all, nor especially surprising after the  
middle of August, and particularly on such a strong widespread  
movement as was over the prior night - and of course with a good  
effort by multiple birders as was the case.  Also, as hinted at by M.  
Britt and his Bronx Co. Broad-winged Hawk sighting, these & other  
raptor species are moving - some dedicated watch sites southwest of NY  
state have already tallied 50+ of that species, & many sites are  
reporting multiples this week - and nothing unusual in that.

Central Park on Thursday 8/18/2016 -

Blue-winged Warbler (multiple, including a few possible hybrid forms  
of "Brewster's" type)
Northern Parula (several)
Yellow Warbler (multiple)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (at least several)
Magnolia Warbler (2 sightings)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (adult male, & female-looking, 2 locations)
Blackburnian Warbler (several in several locations)
Prairie Warbler (several in several locations)
Black-and-white Warbler (multiple)
American Redstart (near-common, in many, many locations)
Worm-eating Warbler (at least one in Ramble, near the Azalea Pond)
Ovenbird (multiple)
Northern Waterthrush (multiple, many locations)
Louisiana Waterthrush (at least 1 in Loch area - & also reported  
elsewhere)
Mourning Warbler (1st-yr. male, north end, possibly 2 individuals or  
one moving from Great Hill across to north woods)
Common Yellowthroat (multiple)
Hooded Warbler (male, north end, locations varied & there were at  
least 2 of this species found in the general 'n.' area)
Canada Warbler (multiple)

Other migrants included -

Wood Duck
Northern Shoveler (possibly first-of-season)
Osprey
Spotted Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper (found by s. reservoir edge, unsure if lingering at  
all, early a.m.)
Black-billed Cuckoo (n. end)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Olive-sided Flycatcher (seen in Ramble, where the first-of-"fall" was  
found 2 weeks prior; multiple sightings since, in n. end & Ramble  
locations)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (these may be local nesters still)
Willow Flycatcher (Ramble - heard & seen)
Acadian Flycatcher (n. woods - heard & seen)
Empidonx [genus] Flycatcher (at least several locations)
Great Crested Flycatcher (probably f. local nesters still)
Eastern Kingbird (multiples, some on the move in a.m.)
Warbling Vireo (most are likely local nest families)
Red-eyed Vireo (probably still local)
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Pinetum; this species has been in Central Park  
in each month of summer so far, beginning in late June)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (may be local, may not)
Wood Thrush (likely very local)
Scarlet Tanager (at least several, these may represent fairly local  
birds, or may not)
Eastern Towhee (location undisclosed!)
Chipping Sparrow (nested in Central Park)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (could be "local")
White-throated Sparrow (almost certainly were summering locally  
including the few that often do in Central)
Orchard Oriole (female-like, one in Ramble area, may be a local, or  
possibly longer-distance-from-NYC migrant)
Baltimore Oriole (multiple, but this is a f. common NYC nester  
including a lot from Central Park & Manhattan sites)
American Goldfinch (likely all locals, typically nest rather late)
& many other resident &/or visiting birds as well as typical city- 
feral spp. (& almost certainly additional migrant spp.)

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing  
for others?' "- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

good & quiet birding,
Tom Fiore
Manhattan



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Subject: Jones Beach rails (Nassau)
From: Brendan Fogarty <birderbf AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:17:30 -0700
Hi everyone,

Dave Klauber and I failed to spot or hear the Sora at the ponds his evening, 
but we had a brief but definitive look at a sprinting juvenile Virginia Rail, 
all the way in the southeast corner of the little easternmost pond there. 
Shorebird diversity was nice, half a dozen White-rumpeds, a Pec, and a juvenile 
Stilt. 


Best,
Brendan
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Subject: Bronx Broadwing
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:38:27 -0400
At 12:42PM, a BROAD-WINGED HAWK with a full crop flew out of Van Cortlandt
Park and headed east across I-87. A stopover I suspect. Locals would know
better...

Mike Britt
Bayonne, NJ

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Subject: West End, Jones Beach State Park Birds (Nassau Co.)
From: Ken Feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:29:29 -0400
Sue and I spent a few hours this morning birding West End, concentrating on 
shorebirds. Between the sandbar in the boat basin and the ponds between the 
Nature Center and WE2 we recorded seventeen species of shorebirds with nothing 
special to report. We did observe our first juvenile Stilt Sandpiper on the 
ponds and there were multiple Pectoral and White-rumped Sandpipers present. The 
highlight was a cooperative Sora feeding along the south side of the channel 
that connects the small eastern-most pond and the large, central pond. The bird 
was visible for over an hour, frequently retreating to the Phragmites if 
disturbed. We have always wondered why reports of this species from the ponds 
were so few when the habitat seemed ideal. This was our first observation of 
this species on the ponds and our first record for West End. A pleasant 
surprise was the lack of mosquitoes. However, the small dark biting flies were 
out in force - bring the bug juice. 


Ken & Sue Feustel 
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Subject: East Pond Report 8-17
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:39:58 -0400
A belated report from the East Pond.

Yesterday, I did a schlep from the south to the north end of the east pond. My 
hike began on a pleasant note, running into the legendary Arthur Morris who was 
doing his photography thing. 


There were a good number of peeps scattered all along the shores of the pond. 
In total, 13 species of shorebirds including the MARBLED GODWITS found by Dave 
Klauber and Bobby Rosetti. 


Other shorebird highlights included several STILT SANDPIPERS, PECTORAL 
SANDPIPER and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. 


Many juvenile shorebirds are present now, dominated by LEAST SANDPIPERS.

1 flagged Semipalmated Sandpiper green flag 4MK with a NANOTAG. A significant 
sighting since it was a bird banded the night before with New York City 
Audubon. 


Non shorebird highlights included the arrival of several Northern Shovelers and 
1 immature Peregrine Falcon photographed in the midst of taking out a 
Short-billed Dowitcher. 


The water level on the pond, is looking very good at the moment and the peeps 
are benefitting from the additional exposed flats. Besides food, it provides 
them with space from visiting birders/photographers. The space provides a 
comfort zone, enough that the birds will feed if you don't charge up the pond 
or walk out towards them. 


Good East Pond Birding!
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"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of 
others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick 
Douglass 


風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu  The Art of War

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Subject: Re: Feura Bush Sandhill Crane
From: charleenturner AT mac.com
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:43:38 -0400
Hey Peter,

I was so very disappointed to read Dave La Grange’s message and watch Dave 
his video of him pursuing the Sandhill Crane. It was so obvious that as he 
approached the crane, that the crane was walking away from him and even sounded 
just before it took off. He writes: “...trying to chase him down to our pond 
so others could view from the road…” indicates to me that he is a person 
who is ignorant of the sensitivities and ethics that govern responsible 
birdwatching and bird photography/videography. 


This is really a teachable moment for this man. It appears that his intentions 
seem without ill-intent. However, in a kind way, he needs to be told (gently) 
that he is harassing this bird. 


Kind Regards.

Charleen Turner, MA
(NYS Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator)




> On Aug 17, 2016, at 9:58 PM, Peter Feinberg  wrote:
> 
> I received the following message from the landowner where the Sandhill Crane 
has been camping out: 

> 
> "I thought I would pass along a little video considering I can usually get 
within 18 to 20 feet from the bird. He's been here about three weeks . I've 
walked up to him roughly 6 times, 3 of which trying to chase him down to our 
pond so others could view from the road. He usually makes a tight circle and 
lands 50 yards away. I hope everybody can enjoy this sincerely Dave La Grange" 

> 
> The video can be viewed on youtube, https://youtu.be/YRQO99pToVc 
 

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Subject: Feura Bush Sandhill Crane
From: Peter Feinberg <peter.feinberg AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:58:48 -0400
I received the following message from the landowner where the Sandhill
Crane has been camping out:

"I thought I would pass along a little video considering I can usually get
within 18 to 20 feet from the bird. He's been here about three weeks . I've
walked up to him  roughly 6 times, 3 of which trying to chase him down to
our pond so others could view from the road. He usually makes a tight
circle and lands 50 yards away.  I hope everybody can enjoy this sincerely
Dave La Grange"

The video can be viewed on youtube, https://youtu.be/YRQO99pToVc

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Subject: Common nighthawk
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 23:49:17 +0000
First of season flying over my house in Ossining -- seems a bit (but not too) 
early as compared to prior years 


L. Trachtenberg
Ossining 

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Subject: Fw: Marbled Godwit Jamaica bay Update
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:35:00 +0000
Update. The 2 Marbled Godwits were feeding in "Dead Man's Bay", the small cove 
opposite the island at the north end of the East Pond. Shortly afterwards they 
flew to the northwest corner, by the trail entrance. A short while later they 
were not there. Later I found 1 Godwit with 2 western Willets south of the 
cove, but before I left around 10 I did not see the Godwit. Decent numbers of 
birds, mostly juvenile SB Dowitchers, Semi Sandpipers, a few Least, 2 Stilt 
Sandpipers, a few Ruddy Turnstones, 1 Sanderling with a bad foot, 2 
Oystercatchers, Semipalmated and Black-bellied Plovers. We apparently missed a 
White-rumped. All at the north end. 



________________________________
From: David Klauber 
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:48 AM
To: NY Birds
Subject: Marbled Godwit Jamaica bay

North end dead man's cove.2 birds


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Subject: Marbled Godwit Jamaica bay
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:48:13 +0000
North end dead man's cove.2 birds


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Subject: RE: Black Tern-Cupsogue Beach-Westhampton Dunes
From: Karen McCaffrey <kmccaffr AT nycourts.gov>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:49:54 +0000
Speaking of Red Knots; Here is an interesting interview w/ Deborah Cramer about 
her studies regarding the link between Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs. 


http://wamc.org/post/deborah-cramer-and-narrow-edge-cary-institute-ecosystem-studies 


My apologies if this is not allowed but I thought the population may find it 
interesting. 


Karen McCaffrey

From: bounce-120692205-76105490 AT list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-120692205-76105490 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of 
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black Tern-Cupsogue Beach-Westhampton Dunes

Apologies for the late post,but yesterday afternoon Jim Cullen and I had a 
Black Tern on the exposed tidal flat west of Cupsogue. Also there were 25 Red 
Knot,four of which had colored,numbered tags on their legs.This info is 
available off list for those who wish to track. 

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Subject: Black Tern-Cupsogue Beach-Westhampton Dunes
From: <lstocker AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:04:02 -0400
Apologies for the late post,but yesterday afternoon Jim Cullen and I had a 
Black Tern on the exposed tidal flat west of Cupsogue. Also there were 25 Red 
Knot,four of which had colored,numbered tags on their legs.This info is 
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Subject: 11th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:52:26 -0400
This Saturday, Aug. 20th we will be conducting the 11th Annual Jamaica Bay
Shorebird Festival. It starts at 7:30am and concludes at 4:30pm. There are
field trips to both the east and west ponds and several indoor
presentations. We'll have refreshments and coffee in the morning. The
festival is free but we ask for a nominal donation of $20.00 to help defray
our costs.
I strongly suggest you bring boots as we'll be walking on the edge of a
pond and there will be both water and mud to go through.
It's a fun filled day and if you're interested in learning more about
shorebirds including ID tips you won't be disappointed.
Looking forward to seeing a lot of you there.
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Subject: Swan River Preserve - East Patchogue
From: "leormand ." <leormand AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:51:43 -0400
Today at work I received a call from someone who, while raving about what a
great facility the Town's Swan Pond Preserve has become, complained of the
stagnant water, algal blooms and "lack of waterfowl to feed".  I explained
to him how the pond system works, that it's been a very dry summer, and
that the pond now has frogs and fish in it (indicators it's a healthy
system).  Despite my pleas he was still dissatisfied and convinced that the
ponds were in terrible shape, largely due to the lack of ducks.

On my way home I stopped by to see if there was something that needed
attention - but much to my delight, the ponds were in perfect order.  Seen
were:

2 Spotted Sandpipers (I accidentally flushed one and when it landed in the
center island I noticed the second)
1 Eastern Kingbird hawking
1 American Goldfinch (there will likely be many more to come over the next
few weeks as there are many thistle plants blooming)
1 Great Egret feeding in the pond
1 Swan (This swan has some fishing line around it's neck - attempts to
capture have been unsuccessful)
1 Mallard
1 Osprey fly-over
numerous song-sparrows (the most common bird there, no matter what
day/season)
barn swallows, crows, cardinals and robins

Non-birds included a very close encounter with a munching muskrat before it
spooked and took off into the river, several monarch butterflies (a
wonderful sight to see), several black-swallowtail butterflies, multiple
species of damselfly/dragonfly as well as vocal green frogs (in addition to
the wide range of blooming plants/flowers.

The point is, the pond and surrounding system is absolutely thriving,
despite the lack of ducks.  I think the person who called had the very best
intentions, but has forgotten what it's like to truly look for nature and
realize that just because animas don't come swimming up to you in search of
food, doesn't mean they're not around.

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Subject: Jamaica Bay by kayak, August 14 (& 8), incl. Black-headed Gull & American golden Plover
From: Matthieu <matthieu.benoit76 AT orange.fr>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:19:49 -0400
Since most of the birding reports from Jamaica come from the ponds, I was 
curious to see what was elsewhere in the bay. I've kayaked most of the bay last 
Sunday (August 7), checking all the islands on each side of Cross Bay Boulevard 
mainly to look for attractive areas for shorebirds. Richard Aracil joined me 
yesterday for a second full day kayak trip focused in the areas that seemed to 
be the most productive last Sunday: Ruffle bar (at high tide), little egg marsh 
sand bar (at high tide), Rulers bar and Black Wall Marsh, the latter having the 
highest diversity apart from just around high tide. Birds were remarkably 
tolerant of the kayak. 


Highlights of these 2 trips are:
*-*Black-headed Gull: 1 first summer, Black Wall Marsh, on August 14 spotted by 
Richard. Picture here with other pictures from both days: 
https://flic.kr/s/aHskGwNh2M. Potentially the same bird as the one found last 
week by Isaac Grant on the East pond. 

*-* American golden Plover: 1 seen on August 14 while it was landing on Black 
Wall Marsh with a group of Black bellied Plovers and Dowitchers. 

*-* Gull-billed Tern: 2 on August 14 (Black Wall Marsh), 1 on August 7 (Jacks 
Hole creek) 

*-* Tricolored Heron: 2 on August 14 (flying towards Yellow Bar Hassock), 1 on 
August 7 (Yellow Bar Hassock). 

*-* Pectoral Sandpiper: 2, Ruffle bar on August 7.
*-* Both Willets: 13 willets on August 7 (the ones I could assign were Eastern 
type, on Little egg marsh sand bar), 5 on August 14, a bird in the water along 
the Ruffle bar with typical Western characteristics (straight, slim & long 
bill, long primaries, pale gray on back and wings, white breast, abrupt front, 
was feeding in rather deep water). It flew before it could be well documented. 

*-*Royal Tern: 7 on August 14 (2 ad. in nuptial plumage on the Ruffle bar, 3 
ad. in non breeding plumage with 2 juveniles on Black Wall Marsh) ; 1 in non 
breeding plumage on August 7 in Black Wall Marsh with a ring on the right leg. 

*-* Purple Martin: 1 ad on August 14 (Little Egg marsh sand bar)
*-* Bank Swallows: 3 on August 7 (Ruffle bar), 1 on August 14 (Ruffle bar).

Regarding common shorebirds, the largest groups were (around high tide):
- Short-billed Dowitchers: ~ 250 on Black Wall Marsh and Rulers bar on August 
14 ; 140 at Little egg marsh sand bar on August 7, 

- Oystercatchers: 205 on the 14th on the Ruffle bar ; 136 on Ruffle bar and 
Little egg march sand bar on the 7th. 

- Semipalmated Plovers: 470 on Ruffle bar on the 7th, ~ 350 on the 14th on 
Black Wall Marsh / Rulers bar. 

- Semipalmated Sandpipers: 360 on Ruffle bar on the 7th, ~ 280 on the 14th on 
Black Wall Marsh / Rulers bar. 

- Black-bellied Plovers: ~ 200 on Black Wall Marsh on the 14th on on Black Wall 
Marsh, 80 on Jack Hole creek on the 7th. 

- Ruddy Turnstone: 80 on August 14, Black Wall Marsh.
- Least Sandpiper: 40 on August 14, Black Wall Marsh.

We'll put soon all the sightings and counts on ebirds lists by islands.

I unfortunately won't be available for the NYC Shorebird Blitz this fall but 
the use of kayaks (with proper training) can be very efficient to count the 
shorebirds in areas that are hard/impossible/forbidden to access on foot. 


Some non bird sightings included 10-12 Diamondback Terrapin on Sunday 14 and 
many big Cownose rays on Sunday 7 with females holding the tip of their 
pectoral fins out of the water. 


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:06:03 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - 
   - August 15, 2016
*  NYSY  15. 08.16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):August 08, 2016 
- August 15, 2016to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate 
NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands 
Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, 
Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: August 15  AT 5:00 p.m. 
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of August 08, 2015. 

Highlights--------------
RED-NECKED GREBESNOW GOOSEAMERICAN WIGEONRED-SHOULDERED HAWKSORABLACK-BELLIED 
PLOVERSTILT SANDPIPERWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED 
DOWITCHERORCHARD ORIOLEPINE SISKIN 


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------ 

     15 species of shorebirds were reported from the complex this week. 
Nothing new for the season. Highlight’s were BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER at Towpath 
Road and BAIRD’S SANDPIPER at Morgan Road.     8/9: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER 
was seen at Towpath Road..     8/11: 9 species of shorebirds including 
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and STILT SANDPIPER were seen along the Wildlife 
Drive,      8/12: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was reported at Morgan Road 
Marsh.     8/13: 2 REDD-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at the end of Mays 
Point Road. 2 SANDHILL CRANES  and a lingering SNOW GOOSE were seen from East 
Road. 7 species of shorebirds including a juvenile BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were 
seen at the Morgan Road Marsh. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen there also.    
  8/15: The BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was again seen at Morgan Road. 


Onondaga County------------
     8/10: A GREAT EGRET was seen at the end of the Creekwalk near the 
Destiny Shopping Mall.     8/11: A SORA was found along the Creekwalk.   
  8/14: A female AMERICAN WIGEON continues in the Seneca River below the 
bridge  in Baldwinsville.     8/15: 6 species of shorebirds and 4 GREAT 
EGRETS were seen from duck blind on Smokey Hollow Road in Three Rivers WMA 
north of Baldwinsville. 


Oswego County------------
     8/14: 7 species of shorebirds including a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were 
seen in a wet area at the corner of Rt.1 and Lakeview Road in the Town of 
Scriba. 


Madison County------------
     8/8: A RED-NECKED GREBE was found on Woodman Pond.     8/9: 5 
species of the more common shorebirds were seen at Woodman Pond. 


Oneida County------------
     8/12: 9 species of the more common shorebirds were seen at the Main 
Street Fishing Access at Delta Lake. 


Herkimer County------------
     8/8: PINE SISKINS were reported at a feeder north of Eagle Bay.
                          --end report 
    
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Subject: Central Park NYC - Mon. August 15, 2016 - 9 Species of Wood Warblers
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:16:21 -0400
Central Park NYC - Strawberry Fields & Ramble 
Mon. August 15, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on a bird walk starting from Strawberry 
Fields at 9am. 


Highlights (in spite of the heat) included 9 species of Wood Warblers and a 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird.. 


Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Summer House Swamp
Double-crested Cormorant - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Empidonax Flycatcher (Willow/Alder type) - Strawberry Fields
Warbling Vireo - 8
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 (Strawberry Fields & Ramble)
Blue Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch - heard (Jeff Ward)
Carolina Wren - 2 Strawberry Fields
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Oven
American Robin
Gray Catbird 
Northern Mockingbird - 2 Strawberry Fields
House Finch - 8
American Goldfinch - flyover
Ovenbird - Strawberry Fields
Northern Waterthrush - Source of the Gill
Blue-winged Warbler - 3 (1 Upper Lobe, 2 Strawberry Fields)
Black-and-white Warbler - 3
Common Yellowthroat - Strawberry Fields (Jeff Ward)
American Redstart - 7 (including 2 adult males)
Yellow Warbler - 3 (1 Strawberry Fields, 2 Balcony Bridge)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 Strawberry Fields
Canada Warbler - 5 (Shakespeare Garden, Strawberry Fields (2), Balcony Bridge, 
Humming Tombstone) 

Northern Cardinal
Baltimore Oriole - 5 including 2 adult males


Deb Allen

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Subject: Piping Plover - Black Vulture - Woodlawn Beach SP - Erie County
From: joetf1973 AT aol.com
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:56:52 -0400
Sue Barth had a Piping Plover at Woodlawn Beach this morning. I was able to 
view the bird from 10-11:10- am. The bird was associating with a Semipalmated 
Plover. Both plovers were near the water's edge approximately 1/2 way between 
the boardwalk entrance to the beach and the the outlet of the creek (which may 
be Rush Creek). Sue did take photos - hopefully the band numbers will identify 
the origin of this bird. 



The Black Vulture was very close to the outlet of the creek and was associating 
with a group of Turkey Vultures.This bird and most of the TVs ultimately flew 
off. 




Feel free to contact me for details


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Subject: Jamaica Bay East Pond- Sora
From: Menachem Goldstein <goldsteinm95 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:13:52 +0000 (UTC)
Adult Sora briefly ran out of the phragmites on the west side of the north end 
as I was scanning shorebirds this morning.  Other good birds include: Western 
Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper and Pectoral Sandpiper. 
 Notes can be viewed in my eBird 
checklist. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31102492   

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Subject: Hudsonian Godwit at Wolfes Pond Park
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 02:12:39 -0400
Really sorry for the late post but I left my phone at home. Bird landed on the 
beach in with a flock of BB Plovers and Ruddy Turnstones. Almost entirely in 
winter plumaged. First alerted to its presence because it was calling which I 
have never heard before. It stayed there for about 10 seconds and then flew 
south towards New Jersey and the South Amboy area. Seen at 7:15 pm. 


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Subject: Central Park NYC - Sunday Aug. 14, 2016 - 5 Wood Warblers, Scarlet Tanager & Yellow-billed Cuckoo
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 18:05:06 -0400
Central Park NYC 
Sunday Aug. 14, 2016 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the 
Boathouse Cafe at 9am 


Definitely fewer birds today and less diversity than on Saturday - 5 species of 
Wood Warblers, Scarlet Tanager & Yellow-billed Cuckoo (2) the highlights. 


Canada Goose
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2 Maintenance Field (one reported by J. Spindel earlier)
Chimney Swift 
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - Turtle Pond & flyover
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Lake south of Upper Lobe
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Azalea Pond
Downy Woodpecker - 4
Northern Flicker - 2 at Oven
Eastern Kingbird - Azalea Pond
Warbling Vireo - 7
Red-eyed Vireo - Azalea Pond & Tupelo Field
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow - flyovers
Black-capped Chickadee - 2 Azalea Pond
Tufted Titmouse - heard
White-breasted Nuthatch - heard
House Wren - Shakespeare Garden
Carolina Wren - 2 Azalea Pond
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Tupelo Field & Azalea Pond
American Robin
Gray Catbird - many
Northern Mockingbird - 2 Azalea Pond
Cedar Waxwing - heard
House Finch - 5 Tupelo Field
Northern Waterthrush - 2 Upper Lobe
Blue-winged Warbler - Tupelo Field, 2 Upper Lobe, 
Black-and-white Warbler - 4
American Redstart - 15
Yellow Warbler - 1 Tupelo field, 2 Shakespeare Garden
Scarlet Tanager - Upper Lobe (before walk)
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole - 3 to 5

Andrew Rubenfeld et al reported a Mourning Warbler on the slope near the 
Boathouse. 


After the walk Sandra Critelli reported a Great Crested Flycatcher at the Gill 
near the waterfall, as well as Cedar Waxwing, Tufted Titmouse, and 2 
waterthrushes at Laupot Bridge (perhaps the birds we saw at the Oak Bridge at 
the Upper Lobe). 


Thanks to all the sharp-eyed birders on today's walk, 

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Subject: East Pond Notes
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:17:26 -0400
I've made countless visits to the East Pond over many years and it would
seem that I've seen it all. But I ran into two surprises today. I'm not sure
that I've never seen one, and think I've heard that they were there, but the
sight of a Snapping Turtle emerging along the edge of the water and, head
and shell raised up high, was not something I expected. I watched to see if
it would threaten any birds - and got a couple of shots with dowitchers in
the background - but nothing came of that (happily). A while later, while a
bit north of the Raunt, with Gail Benson and Tom Burke, we watched a Clapper
Rail creep out of the phragmites. After procrastinating a bit, it eventually
made a couple of forays out into the open. A picture can be seen at
http://stevewalternature.com/ . Definitely a first for me on the East Pond.

 

As for shorebirds, there are a lot of them now. I wouldn't worry about
numbers or pronouncements of  "number down from whenever". The juveniles are
coming and there should be birds for a while. Even at low tide - which I
think gets a bad rap - there are more birds now than most high tides had to
offer for much of the season so far. I just wish there would be more of a
variety at the aesthetically more pleasing south end and along the wind
moderated east shore. That said, those areas today did include a Pectoral
Sandpiper, at least one Western, and 5 White-rumped Sandpipers. I feel like
making a point on the variability of juvenile Calidiris. While some of your
field guides may stress the bright rufous scapulars of Western Sandpiper,
there are juvenile Semipalmated out there that are brighter than the
Western(s) seen this weekend.

 

One more note. Some Salt Marsh Fleabane is blooming now in some places. I
got some nice pictures over the years of various shorebirds that liked
poking around it. That was before Sandy. For now, it's worth keeping an eye
on if you have an interest in butterflies. I came up with a Salt Marsh
Skipper. 

 

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Bayside, NY


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Subject: Bridled Tern on Great Gull Island, Suffolk County
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 20:29:38 -0400
Just before sunset this evening, Aug 13, we had an adult Bridled Tern hanging 
out with the Common and Roseate Terns on Great Gull Island. Photos to follow. 


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Subject: East Pond birds
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 19:42:53 -0400
Just leaving the pond now. (7:40). Got here about 4:00. Just stayed at first 
spit at north end. Numbers down from Friday. 

Highlights were 
1 basic plumaged Black Tern
1 (continuing?) adult Long-billed Dowitcher
1 juvenile Western Sandpiper


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Subject: RIP - Heinz Meng - New Paltz
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 15:31:34 -0400
Dr. Heinz Meng, Professor Emeritus of Ornithology at SUNY New Paltz, passes 
away this morning. Arrangements for a memorial service at New Paltz are being 
worked out. 


More information will follow as it becomes  available. 

Rich Guthrie 
New Baltimore 

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Subject: Central Park NYC - Saturday August 13, 2016 - incl. FOS Kentucky & Blackburnian Warblers, Scarlet Tanager
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 13:23:07 -0400
Central Park NYC 
Saturday August 13, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on bird walks starting from the Boathouse 
Cafe at 7:30 and 9:00 am 


Highlights: Eleven species of Wood Warblers including the first-of-season 
Kentucky Warbler (the earliest fall arrival date for the species in Central 
Park), FOS Blackburnian Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, and FOS Scarlet Tanager. 


Mallard
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift - 30
Ring-billed Gull - 2 flyovers
Herring Gull - 5 flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - flyover
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel - male - flyover
Warbling Vireo - 5 (mostly hatch-years)
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 (Oven & Maintenance Field)
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1 or 2 (Fruited Plain/Upper Lobe Lawn, heard only near 
Boathouse) 

Blue Jay
Barn Swallow - 10-15
Black-capped Chickadee - 1-2 Upper Lobe
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 Tupelo Field
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Upper Lobe
American Robin - many
Gray Catbird - many
House Finch - many hatch-year birds
Worm-eating Warbler - 1 or 2 (Humming Tombstone & Upper Lobe)
Northern Waterthrush - Oven and Upper Lobe
Blue-winged Warbler - 7 (4 Humming Tombstone, 2 Maintenance Field, 1 Tupelo 
Field) 

Black-and-white Warbler - 5
KENTUCKY WARBLER - first-of season & early fall date Maintenance Field 
American Redstart - 20-25 including 3 adult males
Northern Parula - Humming Tombstone
Magnolia Warbler - Tupelo Field
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER - first-of-season Humming Tombstone
Yellow Warbler - 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 (Humming Tombstone & Upper Lobe)
SCARLET TANAGER - first-of-season Humming Tombstone
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird - flock of around 10 in willow at Oven
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole - 2 (one an adult male) Maintenance Field

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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 12 August 2016
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 12:24:08 -0400
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 12, 2016
* NYNY1608.12

- Birds mentioned

BROWN PELICAN
SORA
Piping Plover
WHIMBREL
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Royal Tern
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Ovenbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
MOURNING WARBLER
American Redstart
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Canada Warbler

- Transcript

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

        Gary Chapin - Secretary
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        125 Pine Springs Drive
        Ticonderoga, NY 12883

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

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 12th
2016 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are BROWN PELICAN, BLACK-HEADED
GULL, WHIMBREL and other shorebirds, SORA, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER,
MOURNING WARBLER and other warblers.

Another relatively uninspiring week did provide another BROWN PELICAN
report. This a bird flying just off Halsey Neck Beach east of Shinnecock
Inlet last Saturday afternoon. Direction was not specified.

A nice find on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last Sunday
afternoon was a subadult BLACK-HEADED GULL roosting with mostly Laughing
Gulls on the western pond edge south of Deadman's Cove the gull eventually
flying south off the pond. Also on the East Pond a SORA was spotted Monday
along the phragmites edge at the north end where a GULL-BILLED TERN was
also present Saturday. The continuing high water on the East Pond
presumably a contributing factor. The number of shorebirds using the pond,
even at high tide, has remained somewhat low. One to three STILT SANDPIPERS
have been present this week at the north end and an injured PECTORAL
SANDPIPER visited the Raunt Sunday afternoon. A good number of SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPERS provided the bulk of the shorebirds on Sunday but seemed to move
on by Monday. A report from today on the pond did indicate some improving
numbers with a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 3 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 13 STILT
SANDPIPER and 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS among the 16 species of shorebirds
there. Hopefully the water level will sufficiently lower for the Shorebird
Festival to be held on Saturday the 20th.

Another notable shorebird this week was a WHIMBREL on the flats at Cupsogue
County Park in Westhampton Dunes on Monday. The other shorebirds there
rather standard.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was in the field 2 parking lot at Jones Beach
West End last Saturday and a couple of ROYAL TERNS and one or two PIPING
PLOVERS were still at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn on Monday and perhaps later.

A trickle of landbird migrants this week was certainly topped by the
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER reported at the Maintenance Meadow in Central Park
last Saturday. Always a good find in the city parks at any season. Also
unexpected in Central Park was an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER on Monday. Other
warblers during the week featured a MOURNING reported Thursday from Central
Park as well as such species as OVENBIRD, LOUISIANA and NORTHERN
WATERTHRUSHES, BLUE-WINGED, BLACK-AND-WHITE, AMERICAN REDSTART,
YELLOW-RUMPED, CHESTNUT-SIDED, MAGNOLIA, PALM and CANADA.

To phone in reports on Long Island, call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
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Subject: Fwd: [MASSBIRD] W. Mass. guide going out of print
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 11:01:25 -0400
Ok not NYS, I'd think some NY birders might want to know this. 

Apologies to those who don't. 

Rich Guthrie 

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Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Spector, David (Biology)" 
> Date: August 13, 2016 at 10:03:27 AM EDT
> To: Massbird 
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] W. Mass. guide going out of print
> Reply-To: "Spector, David (Biology)" 
> 
> 
> Anyone interested in a copy of The Bird Finding Guide to Western 
Massachusetts* should buy immediately, as the publisher is withdrawing it: 

> https://umassextensionbookstore.com/products/42
> 
> David Spector
> Belchertown, Massachusetts
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> *Yes, I am one of the editors. No, I have no financial stake in the book, but 
I would like to see it used. 


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Subject: Re: [ebirdsnyc] Least Bitterns- extralimital
From: Felipe Pimentel <fpimentel AT verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:55:01 -0400
You can consult the database at ebird for Dekorte Park. The last report of 
Least Bitterns was August 10. Anyway, early in the morning or late in the 
afternoon is the best time to find Least Bitterns in that location. 


Good luck,

FP

This is the link to DeKorte Park’s checklist in e-bird.

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L389007




> On Aug 12, 2016, at 4:48 PM, Robert Taylor  wrote:
> 
> Was there a few weeks ago and saw 4 without much effort. Was told by a few 
local NJ birders to go there at low tide for the best views. 

> 
> On Friday, August 12, 2016, Dominic Garcia-Hall > wrote: 

> Hi Gina
> The bitterns are typically fairly visible at DeKorte. There are several 
fledglings and HY birds still there that have yet to disperse. 

> WIth a bit of patience it's usually possible to see several. There have been 
double digit counts and regularly 4 or 5 visible. 

> cheers 
> Dom
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> On 12 August 2016 at 15:19, Goldstein, Gina > wrote: 

> Has anyone looked for or seen these birds since Wed.? Thanks.
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> Subject: [ebirdsnyc] Least Bitterns- extralimital
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> At Richard DeKorte Park, a few minutes over the GW in Bergen County, NJ, Paul 
Citrin, Gerry McGee and I saw three Least Bitterns this morning, among other 
species. 

> Seeing one very cooperative Least Bittern was great, seeing three at 
different locations along the marsh was unusual, for sure. 

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