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22 Jul 9th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
22 Jul Cupsogue today- Pectoral/Western Sandpipers and Black Tern [Justin LeClaire ]
22 Jul Cupsogue 7/22 [Steve Walter ]
22 Jul The Passing of Diana Teta [Eileen Schwinn ]
21 Jul Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
20 Jul Jamaica Bay East Pond Queens County [Andrew Baksh ]
20 Jul Sullivan County Stilt Sandpiper ["vanhaas AT citlink.net" ]
20 Jul Central Park NYC Bird Walk on Sunday July 20, 2014 [Deborah Allen ]
20 Jul Eurasian Collard-Dove at Chelsea Pier [Andrew Block ]
19 Jul Extralimital: European Golden Plover in NJ [Sean Sime ]
19 Jul NYC Area RBA: 18 July 2014 [Ben Cacace ]
19 Jul Cupsogue County Park and Pikes Beach LI [Andrew Baksh ]
19 Jul Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside. [syschiff ]
19 Jul No Sightings: Long Line Fishing solution to seabird by-catch? [Sean Sime ]
18 Jul E-C Dove Chelsea YES [Alan Drogin ]
18 Jul Eurasian Collared-Dove (YES) - Chelsea Waterside Park, NYC [Anders Peltomaa ]
18 Jul eBird.org Hotspot: Manhattan American Avocet Locstion [Ben Cacace ]
18 Jul Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge [Anders Peltomaa ]
18 Jul Sunrise to Sunset: Jamaica Bay to Dune Road, Hamptons [Robert Taylor ]
17 Jul Eurasian Collared-Dove (YES) - Chelsea NYC [Andrew Baksh ]
17 Jul August Overnight Pelagic resend [Sean Sime ]
17 Jul Bicknell's Thrush/Boreal Chickadee/Gray Jay/Black-backed Woodpecker/Philadelphia Vireo & more [Joan Collins ]
17 Jul NNYBirds: Bicknell's Thrush/Boreal Chickadee/Gray Jay/Black-backed Woodpecker/Philadelphia Vireo & more ["'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
16 Jul OT: Tropicbird in ME [James Purcell ]
16 Jul Jamaica Bay East Pond Water Level Update [Andrew Baksh ]
16 Jul August Overnight Pelagic Trip []
16 Jul NewYork Co. Avocet- NO [Nadir Souirgi ]
15 Jul RE: New York Co. American Avocet [Larry Trachtenberg ]
15 Jul New York Co. American Avocet [Nadir Souirgi ]
15 Jul Eurasian-collared Dove continues: Hudson River Greenway, NYC [Sean Sime ]
15 Jul Avocet - Piermont [Patricia Pollock ]
15 Jul Piermont Avocet [Sean Camillieri ]
15 Jul Jamaica Bay East Pond Water Level Update [Andrew Baksh ]
15 Jul American Avocet at Piermont Pier [Evan Mark ]
14 Jul Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
14 Jul RE:American avocet croton point park - update [Larry Trachtenberg ]
14 Jul Re: Black Skimmers in Prospect Park, NYC ["Editconsul AT aol.com" ]
14 Jul RE: Black Skimmers in Prospect Park, NYC [Goldstein Gina ]
14 Jul Re: Black Skimmers in Prospect Park, NYC [Scott Haber ]
14 Jul Re: Black Skimmers in Prospect Park, NYC [Phil Jeffrey ]
14 Jul American avocet croton point park [Larry Trachtenberg ]
14 Jul Watch Hill Fire Island Part II [Alan Drogin ]
13 Jul Black Scoter raft off Davis Park ["leormand ." ]
13 Jul Black Skimmers in Prospect Park, NYC [Gabriel Willow ]
13 Jul Shorebirds + Bonaparte's Gull from Jamaica Bay Queens County [Andrew Baksh ]
13 Jul Central Park NYC Bird Walk on Sunday, July 13, 2014 [Deborah Allen ]
13 Jul Fire Island highlights this weekend [Richard Zaineldeen ]
13 Jul Scoters off Cherry Drove, Fire Island [Richard Zaineldeen ]
13 Jul Collared Dove, and IMPORTANT re Jamaica Bay West Pond [Douglas Futuyma ]
13 Jul Eurasian Collared-Dove [Corey Finger ]
13 Jul Whimbrel at Cedar Beach, Southold (Suffolk Co.) [John Gluth ]
12 Jul migrants, Central Park, NYC 7/12 [Thomas Fiore ]
12 Jul Manhattan-Possible Eurasian Collared-dove area expansion. []
12 Jul Lido Beach [syschiff ]
12 Jul Central Park NYC 4 Wood Warbler Species Saturday July 12, 2014 [Deborah Allen ]
11 Jul Streptopelia Dove in Queens [Steve Walter ]
11 Jul Cory's Shearwater and others (Suffolk) [Douglas Futuyma ]
11 Jul NYC Area RBA: 11 July 2014 [Gail Benson ]
11 Jul Scoters off Davis park - fire island [Luke ]
11 Jul Eurasian Collared Dove at Chelsea Piers, NYC ["John J. Collins" ]
10 Jul Eurasian-collared Dove/NYC [Sean Sime ]
10 Jul Jamaica Bay East Pond Update 7-10-14 [Andrew Baksh ]
10 Jul Black Vulture ["Robert A. Proniewych" ]
9 Jul Cupsogue County Park Birds (Suffolk Co.) [ken feustel ]
9 Jul RE: Bald eagle sighting? ["John J. Collins" ]
9 Jul Re: Bald eagle sighting? [Nadine Scarpa ]
9 Jul RE: Bald eagle sighting? [Larry Trachtenberg ]
9 Jul RE: Bald eagle sighting? [Patricia Condello ]
9 Jul Re: Bald eagle sighting? []
9 Jul Re:Bald eagle sighting? [LoraKim Joyner ]
8 Jul Bald eagle sighting? ["Lake, Thomas R" ]
8 Jul Least Bitterns continue at Arshamomaque Preserve (Suffolk Co.) [Ken Feustel ]
8 Jul Sandwich Tern @ Nickerson Beach [Andrew Baksh ]
8 Jul Bald eagle sighting? [LoraKim Joyner ]
7 Jul Jamaica Bay East Pond Update [Andrew Baksh ]
7 Jul Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]

Subject: 9th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:31:53 -0400
I'm happy to announce that Aug.23rd we will be conducting the 9th Annual
Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival here in NYC. The details are:


9th Annual Shorebird Festival

August 23rd, 2014

7am-5pm

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY

Join NYC Audubon members and other birders at the annual festival during
peak shorebird migration time in NYC. Meet at the Jamaica Bay Refuge
visitor center at 7am (for early birders) to hike around the East Pond
during the high tide when birds are in greatest numbers along the
controlled shorelines. Others can join in at any time during the day. The
event is free and open to the general public, however, a small $20.00
donation would be appreciated to offset expenses.

Itinerary:

7:00 - 7:30 am - Coffee and doughnuts available in the picnic area

7:30 - 10:00am - Hike to East Pond (north and south areas) to observe
shorebirds

10:00 - 10:20am - Coffee break, registration

10:30 - 11:15am - Introduction: Refuge Issues and Wildlife Management 2014
(Don Riepe)

11:15 - Noon - Shorebird Photography (Lloyd Spitalnik)

Noon - 1:00pm - Lunch (on own)

1:00 - 4:00pm - Hikes to Breezy Point, Plumb Beach, and other selected
birding areas around Jamaica Bay

4:00 - 5:00pm - Shorebird Identification and Behavior (Kevin Karlson)

This event is a partnership program between the American Littoral Society,
NYC Audubon, and Gateway NRA.



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Lloyd
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www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com 

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Subject: Cupsogue today- Pectoral/Western Sandpipers and Black Tern
From: Justin LeClaire <justin.leclaire87 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:57:27 -0400
Hey all,

Spent four hours today at Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Beach around
low tide, mostly shorebirding, and ended up with 16 shorebird sp (plus two
Western Willets). As mentioned, one Black Tern was present amongst the
large roosting Common Tern flock when I first arrived, but it appeared to
vanish after the first 20 minutes. There was also one Pectoral Sandpiper by
it's lonesome and at least two Western Sandpipers within the decent-sized
peep flock that had accumulated in the shallow water on the parking lot
side of the flats (you know if you've been there, it's the area where you
sink into the mud past your ankles). I tried hard for a White-rumped, but
came up empty handed with that one. See my checklist and pictures here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19192622

https://www.flickr.com/photos/85270080 AT N05/

Justin LeClaire
Shirley

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Subject: Cupsogue 7/22
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:42:50 -0400
At Cupsogue today, a BLACK TERN (seen with Justin LeClaire) was present for
a brief period in the morning. A still colorful WESTERN SANDPIPER (found by
Jim Cohen) was present on the incoming tide during the afternoon. A WHIMBREL
was seen by Doug Gochfeld and company about that same time. PECTORAL
SANDPIPER (seen by Justin) headlining the rest of the 17 species of
shorebirds. Before heading out to the flats, I counted at least 5 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS along the surf within fairly short distance of the deck.

 

Steve Walter

Bayside, NY


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Subject: The Passing of Diana Teta
From: Eileen Schwinn <beachmed AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:37:27 -0400
It is with much sadness, I share with you the news of the passing of Diana 
Teta, PhD. Diana passed away last week at her home in East Patchogue, LI, of 
natural causes. Burial was upstate. 


She was a very active birder, who compiled a Life List for NYS of over 417 
birds, and was well know to many in the LI - as well as NYC - birding 
community. 


Diana will be missed by all of us who's lives she touched, and our condolences 
to her family and dearest friends. 


Eileen Schwinn
Eastern LI Audubon Society

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:27:49 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* July 21, 2014
*  NYSY  07. 21. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

July 14, 2013 - July 21, 2014
to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),
Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland
compiled: July 21 AT 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#402 Monday July 21, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 14, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

GREAT SHEARWATER
LEAST BITTERN
GREAT EGRET
MERLIN
STILT SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
SNOWY OWL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
SEDGE WREN

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

     7/15: At least 4 LEAST BITTERNS are still being seen on the Wildlife 
Trail just beyond laRue’s lagoon. 

     7/17: The two young and two adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were again 
seen in the dead trees along May’s Point Road. 

     7/18: 2 LEAST BITTERNS were again seen near Larue’s Lagoon. 13 GREAT 
EGRETS were seen at Tschache Pool. SOLITARY SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER and LEAST 
SANDPIPER were all seen along the wildlife Trail. 15 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS 
and 6 STILT SANDPIPERS were found at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 



Oswego County
------------

     7/18: An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found at Sunset Bay Park in 
Scriba. 

     7/20: A family of MERLINS was busy in Constantia chasing and feeding 
young. 



Onondaga County
------------

     7/15: A SNOWY OWL was seen in the Target  Plaza area along Rt.31. This 
is the third time in recent years a Snowy Owl has seemed to stay for the summer 
in the Syracuse area. 

     7/18: A family group of MERLINS has been observed on Summit Avenue in 
Syracuse. 



Madison county
------------

     7/18: An improbable GREAT SHEARWATER was found in a wooded area near 
DeRuyter Resevoir. The bird was helped into the water where it seemed to be 
swimming normally but later it weakened and was taken to a wildlife 
rehabilitater where, unfortunately, it died. 



Jefferson County
------------

     7/19: A SEDGE WREN was heard singing from the observation tower at 
South Sandy Creek. 



Compiler’s Note: 
------------
A sad farewell to Jerry Lazarczyk who passed away last week. Jerry was well 
known and liked in our area as he payed many visits to add to his county lists. 


  
     

     

    
 --  end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
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Subject: Jamaica Bay East Pond Queens County
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:53:40 -0400
6+ hours spent on the pond today while checking the water during low and
high tide.

Shorebird bird numbers were disappointingly low. Nevertheless, I ended up
with 10 species. The highlights were 3 Stilt Sandpipers *(2 nicely marked
birds seen with Steve Walter) *and 2 flagged Semipalmated Sandpipers.

Other notables included a Bonaparte's Gull, female Hooded Merganser and a
male and female Greater Scaup.

For anyone contemplating shorebirding on the East Pond, please note that
the best shoreline for birds is on the south end and along the east side.

Photos will be online soon for those interested.

Cheers,

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: Sullivan County Stilt Sandpiper
From: "vanhaas AT citlink.net" <vanhaas@citlink.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:35:19 -0700
for details see http://bashakillbirder.wordpress.com/ John Haas, Wurtsboro, 
New York 


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Subject: Central Park NYC Bird Walk on Sunday July 20, 2014
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:39:25 -0400




Subject: Eurasian Collard-Dove at Chelsea Pier
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:52:19 -0700
Had the Eurasian Collard-Dove at about 815am at Chelsea Piers at the intersect
ion of 12th Ave & 24th St. on the pier side being fed by a homeless couple. 
It was very tame and let me get great shots of it. It was where the rows of 
benches are. 


Andrew
Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist/Wildlife Biologist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629
Phone:914-963-3080; Cell: 914-319-9701d
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Subject: Extralimital: European Golden Plover in NJ
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:41:41 -0400
Thought this would be of interest to the NY birding community, both as a
potentially chase-worthy sighting as well as a reminder that hundreds of
individual shorebirds (European Golden Plover and Black-tailed Godwit
making up most of the numbers) from the other side of the pond spent the
breeding season in Newfoundland. Fall migration has begun and I imagine
this won't be the last European vagrant to show up in the northeast this
fall!

http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=738252&MLID=NJ01&MLNM=New%20Jersey

Cheers,

Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY

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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 18 July 2014
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:09:33 -0400
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jul. 18, 2014
* NYNY1407.18

- Birds mentioned

EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Cory's Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
AMERICAN AVOCET
Willet (subspecies "Western Willet")
WHIMBREL
Western Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Royal Tern
Parasitic Jaeger
Cliff Swallow

- Transcript

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 18th 2014
at 11:30pm. The highlights of today's tape are AMERICAN AVOCET, WHIMBREL,
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE, seawatch results and shorebird migration.

Two AMERICAN AVOCETS reported for the region this week. One on Monday at
the Swing beach at Croton Point Park in Westchester County and the other
Tuesday at the foot of Dyckman Street in Manhattan at the Hudson River in
Fort Washington Park.

Two WHIMBREL reported today from Cedar Point Park in Southold and another
was seen here on Sunday. On Wednesday, a seawatch at Robert Moses State
Park, Fire Island produced two WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS and 2 flyby WHIMBRELS.

The EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was seen again today at Chelsea Waterside Park
area at the Chelsea Pier bus depot in Manhattan.

Last Sunday a seawatch at Robert Moses State Park found 2 WILSON'S
STORM-PETRELS, one PARASITIC JAEGER and one LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

Also on Sunday at Cupsogue County Park a seawatch produced 4 CORY'S
SHEARWATERS and 14 large unidentified shearwaters along with a LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL. At Cupsogue on Sunday 240 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 1
WESTERN SANDPIPER and 4 "Western" WILLETS were found indicating a small
build up in shorebird migration. Ten species of shorebirds were found
Sunday at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge highlighted by a STILT SANDPIPER.

Today at Fire Island there was a notable swallow flight with all 6
regularly occurring swallow species highlighted by 6 CLIFF SWALLOWS.

Other interesting birds of the week include a GULL-BILLED TERN at Oceanside
Marine Nature Study Area on Thursday, 3 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS at Orient
Point on Monday and 100 BLACK SCOTERS at Davis Park on Fire Island on
Sunday, a ROYAL TERN at Cherry Grove, Fire Island on Sunday along with a
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

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

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

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Subject: Cupsogue County Park and Pikes Beach LI
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:09:09 -0400
Birding first with Richard Kaskan and Doug Futuyma and then by myself.

Decent number of shorebirds but not as much as I was hoping for on the
Cupsogue flats. A total of 14 species with the shorebird highlights being a
few Western and juvenile Eastern Willets.

Other notable birds included a couple of juvenile Piping Plovers, 2 Roseate
Terns and a plethora of juvenile Clapper Rails.

The cute little black fur balls seemed to be everywhere if you looked
carefully. Richard Kaskan reported 9 Clapper Rail chicks very early on
scampering for shelter from the open flats. Doug Futuyma and I had an adult
with 7 chicks in another location much later. Then with the rising tide, I
had another adult with 5 chicks in yet another location. A total of 21
chicks baring any duplication.  Given the size, these are presumed to  be
second brood.

In his early morning sea watch, Doug reported very little from the deck.
Only a single Common Loon and a 3rd Summer Lesser Black-backed Gull, the
latter loafing on the shore are worthy of mention.

Despite covering Pikes Beach thoroughly I did not find anything new. Very
few shorebirds and they were mostly of the same types seen at Cupsogue.

Early on while heading into Cupsogue. Along Mill Road, I picked up a couple
of Cliff Swallows mixed in with Barn Swallows resting on utility wires.
Could be they are on the move?

Cheers and keep and eye out for baby Clapper Rails. They are cute as a
button.

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: Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside.
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:26:41 -0400
Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside 19 July

Overcast day at very low tide. A few shorebirds were present, namely 
Semipalmated Plover, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper and Short-billed 
Dowitcher. I observed 5 widely scattered Saltmarsh Sparrows. After the 
spring/summer high tides, Seaside Sparrow nests were flooded and the sparrows 
seemed to have left. I also didn't see or hear any Clapper Rails this morning. 
Forster's Terns, Egrets and Night-Herons continue. There was a female or young 
Yellow Warbler along the trail by the pond. 


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Subject: No Sightings: Long Line Fishing solution to seabird by-catch?
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:18:09 -0400
I came across this Kickstarter campaign on a seabirds list-serve and
thought is was a fascinating concept. I certainly don't know enough about
the company or campaign so Im not making an ask. My intent is to put the
information out there in the hopes that it gets in front of more eyes and
hopefully the right eyes.


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hookpod/hookpod-saving-the-albatross-from-extinction 


Very interesting stuff!

Cheers,

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Brooklyn, NY

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Subject: E-C Dove Chelsea YES
From: Alan Drogin <drogin AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:19:18 -0400
After 3 attempts finally got a very cooperative Eurasian Collared Dove 6:30pm 
today at the Chelsea Piers Bus Depot. Even got some iPhone pics. 


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Subject: Eurasian Collared-Dove (YES) - Chelsea Waterside Park, NYC
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:01:46 -0400
Hi all,
So finally I too have caught up with the long staying  Eurasian
Collared-Dove!  It is currently sitting in one of the sycamores by the semi
circular planting, North of the dog run.

good urban birding,

Anders Peltomaa
Manhattan

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Subject: eBird.org Hotspot: Manhattan American Avocet Locstion
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:24:48 -0400
A hotspot for the American Avocet sighting on Manhattan was just created.
It should appear in the system within the next 12 hours. This location is
actually in Fort Washington Park. Here's a description from the NYC Parks
site: from Riverside Dr., Hudson River, W. 155 St. to Dyckman St. <
http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fortwashingtonpark/highlights/11989 > and
is not in Inwood Hill Park or Fort Tryon Park.

eBird Shared Location Name: Fort Washington Park--Dyckman St. Boat Marina

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— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— Scroll down to your personal location (will show the letter "P" under
Type) & click "Edit"
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
- Click the marker that best fits your location (You'll see the hotspot
description above the map)
— Click on the "Merge" button
— Make sure to keep "Delete after merging" selected
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
with this process.

Thanks.

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Subject: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:22:53 -0400
Hello all,
Yesterday afternoon Andrew Rubenfeld, Eric Ozawa and I went to Jamaica
Bay to attend the first Open House Public Meeting that NPS held at the
Visitors Center as a step in the process to develop a plan for the
West Pond. More on that later. Before the meeting we took some time to
go birding and found a few birds, including: Forster's, Common and
Least Tern, Glossy Ibis, Snowy Egret, Black Skimmer, etc. The West
Pond itself is a sad sad sight. Over at Big John's Pond we saw one
Barn Owl in the box.

There was a good turnout at the meeting and we birders were well
represented. Those of you who could not attend the meeting can still
get the information that was shared at the meeting and take part in
the process. Just keep in mind that the comment period closes on
7/30/2014. Below is a link to the web page on NPS website with the
details. At the bottom of the page you will find a link to the
Newsletter they presented at the meeting. The newsletter include four
alternatives for the West Pond (other alternatives may/will hopefully
be worked out in the process).

Please send in your comments and push for a full restoration of a
freshwater pond at Jamaica Bay. It was created to serve as a
replacement for the freshwater habitat that was lost to development in
the region. We must ensure it is restored.

http://bit.ly/JBWR_WP_EA

- good birding for the future

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Subject: Sunrise to Sunset: Jamaica Bay to Dune Road, Hamptons
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:13:01 -0400
Hi Everyone,

I was out all day starting at Jamaica Bay and went out east to Dune Road
stopping at several spots along the way.  Hghlights were:
Jamaica Bay East Pond: Black and Yellow Crowned Night Herons, Glossy Ibis,
Black Skimmers,
Jamaica Bay West Pond: immature Little Blue Heron
marsh west of West Pond trail: Tri-Colored Heron, Short Billed Dowitcher,
Clapper Rail, Yellowlegs
Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area: Saltmarsh Sparrows
Jones Beach Coast Guard Marina/ sandbar: 2 Common Loons (nonbreeding
plumage), Red Breasted Merganser, continuing female Greater Scaup, Gulled
Billed Tern
Captree Island ~100 Glossy Ibis
Dune Road: Short Billed Dowitchers, Black Skimmers

Good birding,
Rob in Massapequa
http://longislandbirding.blogspot.com/
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Subject: Eurasian Collared-Dove (YES) - Chelsea NYC
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:34:48 -0400
The Eurasian Collared-Dove at Chelsea Waterside Park continues. The bird
was seen after about 1 and a half hour of searching.

I spent a good time studying this bird especially in light of the recent
Sterepolia Dove species that have shown up in the area.

I'll have some photos up later for those interested.

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


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Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device!


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Subject: August Overnight Pelagic resend
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:09:05 -0400
I apologize in advance for any list members who received this post from
Doug Gochfeld yesterday. Many people (myself included) did not receive it
and some had it go directly to their spam folder. The Pelagic reminder was
posted with permission from the list owner.

The Paulagics overnight pelagic trip out of Freeport, NY is now less than a
month away, and there are still a handful of spots on the boat.



The plan for the trip is to leave the dock at 8 PM on Monday, August 11,
aboard the 100' Starstream VIII (From the Captain Lou Fleet), and be at the
Hudson Canyon, laying down a chum slick, well before the sun rises. This
trip is 4 hours longer than some of the similar mid-Atlantic pelagic trips
running this year, in order to give us time to more thoroughly explore
these interesting and seldom-birded far off shore areas.



This is the quintessential "sky is the limit" time of year for offshore
pelagic trips in this region, and in addition to more expected species like
Audubon's Shearwater, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Long-tailed Jaeger, Pomarine
Jaeger, and Red & Red-necked Phalaropes, and slightly rarer species that we
also have a good chance at, like ARCTIC TERN, BRIDLED TERN, BAND-RUMPED
STORM-PETREL, and SOUTH POLAR SKUA, pelagic trips to deep water off the
northeast at this time of year have seen such mega rarities as WHITE-TAILED
TROPICBIRD, RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD, WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL, BAROLO
SHEARWATER, BLACK-CAPPED PETREL, HERALD (TRINDADE) PETREL, and FEA'S
PETREL, and it is a time of year when almost anything that occurs in warm
water in the North Atlantic should be on the radar.



This is at the beginning of the ideal window of time for WHITE-FACED
STORM-PETRELS off the northeast, and all the largest counts in North
America have been from the month of August.



There will be food on board (both human food for purchase at reasonable
prices, and plenty of chum for the birds for free), and there will be
several experienced leaders to help people see and identify whatever we
come across. It is also a great time of year for cetaceans, and deeper
waters are best for SPERM WHALE, CUVIER’S BEAKED WHALE, RISSO’S

DOLPHIN, and PILOT WHALE, among others.



The trip returns to the dock the evening of Tuesday, August 12.



*You can register/reserve space for the trip in several ways, including
E-Mailing info AT paulagics.com.



*Full information on registering with the always helpful and friendly Paul
or Anita Guris here:

http://paulagics.com/?page_id=41



More information on this particular trip here:

http://paulagics.com/?page_id=575



Hope to see you aboard!!

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Subject: Bicknell's Thrush/Boreal Chickadee/Gray Jay/Black-backed Woodpecker/Philadelphia Vireo & more
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:36:36 -0400
A few wildlife notes: the mouse population is exploding!  Our neighbors are
catching 5 mice a day in their camp, and we are catching about the same.  Of
course I view this as a positive, but my family is not amused!  Barred Owls
and Broad-winged Hawks nested near our home again, and we hear the owls each
night and watch the Broad-winged Hawks hunt over our lawn during the day.
I'm glad they have plenty of food!

 

I noticed that the White Pine cone crop is quite good.  (I will take note of
the other conifer tree species cone crops.)

 

We have enjoyed hearing the Ovenbird's evening song throughout this breeding
season with one nesting right outside our bedroom window.  It often
vocalizes during the night.

 

I've posted many photos to my Facebook page from recent tours at:
https://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian . (Late Black-backed Woodpecker
nest that I found on 7/9/14 with brand new young, another Black-backed
Woodpecker nest that fledged a solo male bird, Bicknell's Thrush, Boreal
Chickadee fledgling being fed in Minerva, Gray Jays, sunrise photos from
dawn tours up Whiteface Mountain, Mountain Sandwort, Deer with fawn, and
Bullfrog)

 

Recent tour sightings:

 

On a dawn tour up Whiteface Mountain (followed by a bit of lowland boreal
birding) with a birder from Massachusetts on July 15, 2014:

 

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

American Woodcock - flushed from the side of the road on the nocturnal drive
to Whiteface Mountain

Barred Owl - 2 a few hundred feet from each other!  (Likely a pair of adults
hunting to feed young.)

Hairy Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - two different family groups in the Bloomingdale area

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - family group on Whiteface Mountain (with views!) and
another family group in Bloomingdale

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Bicknell's Thrush - many heard calling and singing, and one nice view!

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow - many singing at Bloomingdale Bog

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

 

On a July 14, 2014 field trip to Moose River Plains co-sponsored by the Long
Lake Parks and Recreation Department and Northern NY Audubon, we found the
following species:

 

Ruffed Grouse - 2 different birds

Wild Turkey

Common Loon - heard

Broad-winged Hawk - perched up high near the Red River

Spotted Sandpiper - on a rock in Helldiver Pond

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - calling near the Red River

Northern Flicker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Cedar Waxwing

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - observed near the Red River

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler - nice views!

Blackburnian Warbler - nice views!

Chestnut-sided Warbler - nice views!

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler -  nice views!

Lincoln's Sparrow - several along the Mitchell Ponds Trail

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

 

On a half day dawn tour up Whiteface Mountain with 5 birders from the
Albany, NY area, we found the following birds:

 

Broad-winged Hawk

Black-backed Woodpecker - rattle call heard down the mountain from the
~3900' location

Merlin

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Common Raven - family group

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - vocalizing on Whiteface (~3850')

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Bicknell's Thrush - many heard calling and singing; a view of two birds
flying across the road together

Swainson's Thrush

American Robin

Ovenbird

Nashville Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Purple Finch

 

On a day and a half tour with two birders from western NY, we found the
following species by birding in lowland boreal habitat and during a dawn
tour up Whiteface Mountain:

 

July 10, 2014 (Full day in boreal habitat - Minerva, Newcomb, Long Lake,
Tupper Lake)

 

Common Loon

Broad-winged Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Ring-billed Gull

Rock Pigeon

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - feeding at holes created by a Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker!

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - adult male and female at their nest cavity

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - family

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee - family

Boreal Chickadee - family!  We observed a fledgling on a branch for ~15
minutes! (Photos on Facebook)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

House Wren

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Veery

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill -heard at Boreas River Bridge

 

July 11, 2014 (Half day dawn tour up Whiteface with a bit of lowland boreal
birding at Bloomingdale)

 

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Wilson's Snipe

American Woodcock

Mourning Dove - at Bloomingdale Bog!

Barred Owl - 2 (1 perched over Sabattis Circle Road and one heard on Route
30/3 by Corey's Road)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - Bloomingdale Bog

Northern Flicker

American Kestrel - Bloomingdale Bog

Merlin - on Whiteface!

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - adults and juveniles at Bloomingdale Bog!

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - nice observation along the Whiteface Road on our drive
down!

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Bicknell's Thrush - nice views of two different birds (photos on Facebook of
both birds)

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Indigo Bunting

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch

 

On a June 30 tour with 4 people from Long Island, NY, we found the following
species at Moose River Plains and Ferd's Bog:

 

Ruffed Grouse - female with chicks!

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture - perched in a tree after our car flushed it from eating a
road-killed Painted Turtle

Broad-winged Hawk

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - nest with loud young!

Hairy Woodpecker - pair

Northern Flicker

Olive-sided Flycatcher - at Ferd's Bog

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - nice views!

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 3; one juvenile not far from the Mitchell Ponds Trailhead and an
adult and juvenile at Helldiver Pond

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - 2 family groups - 1 near the Mitchell Ponds Trailhead and
the other on the trail to Lost Ponds

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Veery

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - nice views of a 1st year singing male!

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow - singing

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

 

During a dawn tour up Whiteface Mountain followed by lowland boreal birding
on June 29, 2014 with a birder from Virginia, we found the following
species:

 

Ruffed Grouse - standing on River Road!

Broad-winged Hawk - with a dead Red Squirrel in its talons!

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - 1 in flight

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - nice views!

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 2

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - heard

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Veery

Bicknell's Thrush - nice views of this elusive bird!

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - nice views of a singing male!

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow - feeding young!

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Indigo Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

 

During a dawn tour up Whiteface Mountain followed by lowland birding (for
Ruffed Grouse) with a birder from Florida/Connecticut, we found the
following species:

 

Ruffed Grouse - 2 different females with chicks at Spring Pond Bog

Common Loon - family of 3

Turkey Vulture

Broad-winged Hawk

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - nest with young male and the adult female on River
Road, and 2 adults (female in the nest hole) in the Bloomingdale area

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 4 at Spring Pond Bog

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Veery

Bicknell's Thrush - fantastic visual! (Photos on Facebook)

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - heard

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler - lovely views!

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Indigo Bunting

Bobolink

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

 

This birder is photographing as many North American bird species as
possible.  His goal was to photograph Bicknell's Thrush and Ruffed Grouse,
which he accomplished during our trip.  He wrote a lovely blog about our
outing at: http://www.birdspix.com/ . 

 

Joan Collins

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell       

(518) 624-5528 home

http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/   

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Subject: NNYBirds: Bicknell's Thrush/Boreal Chickadee/Gray Jay/Black-backed Woodpecker/Philadelphia Vireo & more
From: "'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:36:36 -0400
A few wildlife notes: the mouse population is exploding!  Our neighbors are
catching 5 mice a day in their camp, and we are catching about the same.  Of
course I view this as a positive, but my family is not amused!  Barred Owls
and Broad-winged Hawks nested near our home again, and we hear the owls each
night and watch the Broad-winged Hawks hunt over our lawn during the day.
I'm glad they have plenty of food!

 

I noticed that the White Pine cone crop is quite good.  (I will take note of
the other conifer tree species cone crops.)

 

We have enjoyed hearing the Ovenbird's evening song throughout this breeding
season with one nesting right outside our bedroom window.  It often
vocalizes during the night.

 

I've posted many photos to my Facebook page from recent tours at:
https://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian . (Late Black-backed Woodpecker
nest that I found on 7/9/14 with brand new young, another Black-backed
Woodpecker nest that fledged a solo male bird, Bicknell's Thrush, Boreal
Chickadee fledgling being fed in Minerva, Gray Jays, sunrise photos from
dawn tours up Whiteface Mountain, Mountain Sandwort, Deer with fawn, and
Bullfrog)

 

Recent tour sightings:

 

On a dawn tour up Whiteface Mountain (followed by a bit of lowland boreal
birding) with a birder from Massachusetts on July 15, 2014:

 

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

American Woodcock - flushed from the side of the road on the nocturnal drive
to Whiteface Mountain

Barred Owl - 2 a few hundred feet from each other!  (Likely a pair of adults
hunting to feed young.)

Hairy Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - two different family groups in the Bloomingdale area

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - family group on Whiteface Mountain (with views!) and
another family group in Bloomingdale

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Bicknell's Thrush - many heard calling and singing, and one nice view!

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow - many singing at Bloomingdale Bog

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

 

On a July 14, 2014 field trip to Moose River Plains co-sponsored by the Long
Lake Parks and Recreation Department and Northern NY Audubon, we found the
following species:

 

Ruffed Grouse - 2 different birds

Wild Turkey

Common Loon - heard

Broad-winged Hawk - perched up high near the Red River

Spotted Sandpiper - on a rock in Helldiver Pond

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - calling near the Red River

Northern Flicker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Cedar Waxwing

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - observed near the Red River

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler - nice views!

Blackburnian Warbler - nice views!

Chestnut-sided Warbler - nice views!

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler -  nice views!

Lincoln's Sparrow - several along the Mitchell Ponds Trail

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

 

On a half day dawn tour up Whiteface Mountain with 5 birders from the
Albany, NY area, we found the following birds:

 

Broad-winged Hawk

Black-backed Woodpecker - rattle call heard down the mountain from the
~3900' location

Merlin

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Common Raven - family group

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - vocalizing on Whiteface (~3850')

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Bicknell's Thrush - many heard calling and singing; a view of two birds
flying across the road together

Swainson's Thrush

American Robin

Ovenbird

Nashville Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Purple Finch

 

On a day and a half tour with two birders from western NY, we found the
following species by birding in lowland boreal habitat and during a dawn
tour up Whiteface Mountain:

 

July 10, 2014 (Full day in boreal habitat - Minerva, Newcomb, Long Lake,
Tupper Lake)

 

Common Loon

Broad-winged Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Ring-billed Gull

Rock Pigeon

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - feeding at holes created by a Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker!

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - adult male and female at their nest cavity

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - family

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee - family

Boreal Chickadee - family!  We observed a fledgling on a branch for ~15
minutes! (Photos on Facebook)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

House Wren

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Veery

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill -heard at Boreas River Bridge

 

July 11, 2014 (Half day dawn tour up Whiteface with a bit of lowland boreal
birding at Bloomingdale)

 

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Wilson's Snipe

American Woodcock

Mourning Dove - at Bloomingdale Bog!

Barred Owl - 2 (1 perched over Sabattis Circle Road and one heard on Route
30/3 by Corey's Road)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - Bloomingdale Bog

Northern Flicker

American Kestrel - Bloomingdale Bog

Merlin - on Whiteface!

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - adults and juveniles at Bloomingdale Bog!

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - nice observation along the Whiteface Road on our drive
down!

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Bicknell's Thrush - nice views of two different birds (photos on Facebook of
both birds)

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Indigo Bunting

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch

 

On a June 30 tour with 4 people from Long Island, NY, we found the following
species at Moose River Plains and Ferd's Bog:

 

Ruffed Grouse - female with chicks!

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture - perched in a tree after our car flushed it from eating a
road-killed Painted Turtle

Broad-winged Hawk

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - nest with loud young!

Hairy Woodpecker - pair

Northern Flicker

Olive-sided Flycatcher - at Ferd's Bog

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - nice views!

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 3; one juvenile not far from the Mitchell Ponds Trailhead and an
adult and juvenile at Helldiver Pond

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - 2 family groups - 1 near the Mitchell Ponds Trailhead and
the other on the trail to Lost Ponds

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Veery

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - nice views of a 1st year singing male!

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow - singing

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

 

During a dawn tour up Whiteface Mountain followed by lowland boreal birding
on June 29, 2014 with a birder from Virginia, we found the following
species:

 

Ruffed Grouse - standing on River Road!

Broad-winged Hawk - with a dead Red Squirrel in its talons!

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - 1 in flight

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - nice views!

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 2

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - heard

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Veery

Bicknell's Thrush - nice views of this elusive bird!

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - nice views of a singing male!

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow - feeding young!

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Indigo Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

 

During a dawn tour up Whiteface Mountain followed by lowland birding (for
Ruffed Grouse) with a birder from Florida/Connecticut, we found the
following species:

 

Ruffed Grouse - 2 different females with chicks at Spring Pond Bog

Common Loon - family of 3

Turkey Vulture

Broad-winged Hawk

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - nest with young male and the adult female on River
Road, and 2 adults (female in the nest hole) in the Bloomingdale area

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 4 at Spring Pond Bog

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Veery

Bicknell's Thrush - fantastic visual! (Photos on Facebook)

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - heard

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler - lovely views!

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Indigo Bunting

Bobolink

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

 

This birder is photographing as many North American bird species as
possible.  His goal was to photograph Bicknell's Thrush and Ruffed Grouse,
which he accomplished during our trip.  He wrote a lovely blog about our
outing at: http://www.birdspix.com/ . 

 

Joan Collins

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell       

(518) 624-5528 home

http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/   

http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian

 

 

 
Subject: OT: Tropicbird in ME
From: James Purcell <jpurcell1616 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:47:01 -0400
 I apologize for the off-topic / extralimital nature to this post, but Alex
Burdo and I are planning on undertaking the trip to Maine to see the famous
Red-billed Tropicbird this Sunday and Monday, July 20 and 21, and we were
wondering if anybody else had any interest in joining us.

Basically, the bird is frequently seen around Seal Island, and the captain
will take us out on Sunday afternoon, the time of day the bird is most
often seen. His boat leaves from Vinalhaven Island, which you need to take
a ferry from Rockland Maine to get to. We will be taking the 1:00 ferry
from Rockland on Sunday and will be joining Captain John Drury at around
2:30 when we arrive. Unfortunately, the last ferry leaves the island before
we would return from the boat on Sunday evening so an overnight on
Vinalhaven Island is necessary. There are several places to stay in town,
however.

The price is $80 per person for the boat ride if we can fill it with 6
people. Please let me know off-list at my email jpurcell1616 AT gmail.com if
you have interest in joining us.

James Purcell
Fairfield, CT

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Subject: Jamaica Bay East Pond Water Level Update
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:10:25 -0400
As I estimated, the water level went up by two inches.  As a result, the
south end of the pond, which had the most shoreline visible is now under
water again.

If there are no rains within the next few days and the water continues to
drain, I expect the pond to be in better shape by the weekend. But we need
birds.

In my short visit, I did not see many shorebirds.

Cheers,


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: August Overnight Pelagic Trip
From: <fresha2411 AT aol.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:40:31 -0400
The Paulagics overnight pelagic trip out of Freeport, NY is now less than a 
month away, and there are still a handful of spots on the boat. 



The plan for the trip is to leave the dock at 8 PM on Monday, August 11, aboard 
the 100' Starstream VIII (From the Captain Lou Fleet), and be at the Hudson 
Canyon, laying down a chum slick, well before the sun rises. This trip is 4 
hours longer than some of the similar mid-Atlantic pelagic trips running this 
year, in order to give us time to more thoroughly explore these interesting and 
seldom-birded far off shore areas. 



This is the quintessential "sky is the limit" time of year for offshore pelagic 
trips in this region, and in addition to more expected species like Audubon's 
Shearwater, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Long-tailed Jaeger, Pomarine Jaeger, and Red 
& Red-necked Phalaropes, and slightly rarer species that we also have a good 
chance at, like ARCTIC TERN, BRIDLED TERN, BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL, and SOUTH 
POLAR SKUA, pelagic trips to deep water off the northeast at this time of year 
have seen such mega rarities as WHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRD, RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD, 
WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL, BAROLO SHEARWATER, BLACK-CAPPED PETREL, HERALD 
(TRINDADE) PETREL, and FEA'S PETREL, and it is a time of year when almost 
anything that occurs in warm water in the North Atlantic should be on the 
radar. 



This is at the beginning of the ideal window of time for WHITE-FACED 
STORM-PETRELS off the northeast, and all the largest counts in North America 
have been from the month of August. 



There will be food on board (both human food, and plenty of chum for the 
birds), and there will be several experienced leaders to help people see and 
identify whatever we come across. It is also a great time of year for 
cetaceans, and deeper waters are best for SPERM WHALE, CUVIER’S BEAKED WHALE, 
RISSO’S 

DOLPHIN, and PILOT WHALE, among others.




The trip returns to the dock the evening of Tuesday, August 12.


*You can register/reserve space for the trip in several ways, including 
E-Mailing info AT paulagics.com. 



*Full information on registering with the always helpful and friendly Paul or 
Anita Guris here: 

http://paulagics.com/?page_id=41


More information on this particular trip here:
http://paulagics.com/?page_id=575


Hope to see you aboard!!
Doug Gochfeld. Brooklyn, NY.







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Subject: NewYork Co. Avocet- NO
From: Nadir Souirgi <nadir75 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:55:00 -0400
I searched from the docks where the American Avocet first appeared to roughly 
the GW Bridge to no avail. I also checked the lagoon in Inwood Hill Park. I did 
not however check Swindler's Cove at the far east side of Dyckman. 


Good birding,

Nadir Souirgi,
Inwood, NYC


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Subject: RE: New York Co. American Avocet
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:14:54 +0000
Seems to be an equal opportunity rarity: Westchester and Rockland Counties and 
now New York County ? 


L Trachtenberg
Ossining

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Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:59 PM
To: ebirdsnyc AT yahoogroups.com; nysbirds-l AT list.cornell.edu
Subject: [nysbirds-l] New York Co. American Avocet

James Knox found an American Avocet that is currently loafing with some gulls 
on a wooden dock on the Hudson River at the far end of Dyckman St. in Inwood. 
Inwood is the northern most neighborhood in Manhattan. To view the bird, walk 
west on Dyckman St. All the way to the end of the concrete pier. Look south 
along the River front, about 100yds. for the pier and the Avocet. Take the A 
train to Dyckman St. If coming by train. The 1 train works too but comes with a 
long walk. Good luck to those who try for it. 


Happy birding,

Nadir Souirgi,
Inwood, NYC




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Subject: New York Co. American Avocet
From: Nadir Souirgi <nadir75 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:59:14 -0400
James Knox found an American Avocet that is currently loafing with some gulls 
on a wooden dock on the Hudson River at the far end of Dyckman St. in Inwood. 
Inwood is the northern most neighborhood in Manhattan. To view the bird, walk 
west on Dyckman St. All the way to the end of the concrete pier. Look south 
along the River front, about 100yds. for the pier and the Avocet. Take the A 
train to Dyckman St. If coming by train. The 1 train works too but comes with a 
long walk. Good luck to those who try for it. 


Happy birding,

Nadir Souirgi,
Inwood, NYC




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Subject: Eurasian-collared Dove continues: Hudson River Greenway, NYC
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:24:42 -0400
The dove was seen by Joe DiCostanzo, Sherry Felix and I at roughly 11:30
this morning. It flew in to the previously reported location immediately
south of the soccer field located between 23rd and 24th streets east of the
highway. After dabbling on the pavement for a few minutes the dove flew to
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left.

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Subject: Avocet - Piermont
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:14:26 -0700
Please report on these 2 websites if you've seen the Avocet. Thanks. Pat 
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Subject: Piermont Avocet
From: Sean Camillieri <scamillieri AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:43:05 -0400
Has the bird been seen since the initial sighting today?

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Subject: Jamaica Bay East Pond Water Level Update
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:22:24 -0400
This morning, I checked the water level on the East Pond after yesterday's rain 
and noted that the water level is up by little more than an inch. It is 
estimated that we may see about 2" inches of rain by the time the storms move 
out and we will probably see the water level up on the pond by that amount and 
possibly more. 


Please be aware that shoreline areas that had opened up on the south end and 
east side will shrink and some will definitely be under water again. Hopefully, 
with the valve open we could see the water level down again shortly. 


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Subject: American Avocet at Piermont Pier
From: Evan Mark <ttbirding AT mail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:54:25 +0200




Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:35:11 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* July 14, 2014
*  NYSY  07. 14. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

July 07, 2013 - July 14, 2014
to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),
Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland
compiled: July 14 AT 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#401 Monday July 14, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 07, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

LEAST BITTERN
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
PEREGRINE FALCON
GOLDEN EAGLE
STILT SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
BLACK TERN
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW

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

     7/10: At least 4 LEAST BITTERNS were again seen in the cattails near 
the far end of LaRue’s Lagoon along the Wildlife Trail. 6 SHORT-BILLED 
DOWITCHERS, 2 STILT SANDPIPERS, 20 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 210 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 
270 LEAST SANDPIPERS and 3 KILLDEER were seen in Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 

     7/12: 2 newly fledged RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen in the presence 
of the two adults at Mays Point Pool Road. 



Madison County
------------

     7/10: An adult GOLDEN EAGLE was seen feeding on a deer carcass on East 
Road south of Cazenovia. 2 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS were seen hunting near Hunt Hill 
near Sheds. 



Onondaga County
------------

    7/8: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was again seen on Fenner Road near the 
Jacksonville Cemetary in Lysander. 

     7/9: Another ACADIAN FLYCATCHER nest was located in Whiskey Hollow. At 
least one of more birds were seen on recent visits this week. 

     7/11: A Fledgling PEREGRINE FALCON, the first in some years, was seen 
at the nest box in downtown Syracuse. 

     7/12: A LEAST BITTERN was seen flying in the big marsh near the Bald 
Eagle nest in Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. 



Oswego County
------------

     7/8: A LAWRENCE’S WARBLER was seen on Baum Road in Hastings.
     7/11: A BLACK TERN was seen with the Common Tern Colony on Oneida Lake 
from Constantia. 



Oneida County
------------

     7/9: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was again seen at Spring Farm Nature Center 
south of Clinton. 



Cayuga County
------------

     7/14: A pair of adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen coming to a nest 
hole on West Barrier Beach at Fair Haven State Park. 

     

     

    
         
   

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Subject: RE:American avocet croton point park - update
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:51:40 +0000
I am told the avocet had flown by about 8:30 a.m., and had not been re-found as 
of early afternoon. Photos of this morning's bird (by Jim Bourdon) can be found 
on the Saw Mill River Audubon webpage at https://www.facebook.com/SMRAudubon I 
have also been told this is only the fifth Westchester County record of 
American Avocet and the first since 1997 (Croton Point had one other sighting 
in 1979). 

 
L.  Trachtenberg
Ossining 


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Subject: [nysbirds-l] American avocet croton point park

Just a few minutes ago (730 am) an American Avocet in breeding plumage was at 
the water's edge of the swimming beach at Croton Point Park. Beautiful light. A 
great find by Chris Letts too bad neither of us had cameras. Certainly a first 
for me in Westchester County. Good luck if you go. 


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Subject: Re: Black Skimmers in Prospect Park, NYC
From: "Editconsul AT aol.com" <Editconsul@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:03:46 -0400
I have spotted Black Skimmers along the East River off 34th Street. Quite 
beautiful to behold! 


Debbie Becker



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> Last night while walking in Prospect Park around 10:30pm, I was surprised to 
see several Black Skimmers emerge from the darkness to silently glide over the 
lake near the new Lakeside Center, with their distinctive skimming motion. 
There were 8 or 9 in the flock. Beautiful birds! I didn't know they frequented 
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Subject: RE: Black Skimmers in Prospect Park, NYC
From: Goldstein Gina <Goldstein.Gina AT bcg.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:11:55 -0500
I saw two from a cab on the Triboro Bridge last year


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Sent: Monday, July 14, 2014 11:57 AM
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Black Skimmers in Prospect Park, NYC

Skimmers also occur fairly regularly in the Meadowlands and along the 
Hackensack River in New Jersey during the summer, so they're by no means 
restricted to beaches. 


-Scott Haber

On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Phil Jeffrey 
> wrote: 

They've been seen in both Central and Prospect Parks over the years, 
irregularly and invariably nocturnally, so it's by no means unprecedented. 


Phil Jeffrey
Princeton


On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:02 PM, Gabriel Willow 
> wrote: 

Last night while walking in Prospect Park around 10:30pm, I was surprised to 
see several Black Skimmers emerge from the darkness to silently glide over the 
lake near the new Lakeside Center, with their distinctive skimming motion. 
There were 8 or 9 in the flock. Beautiful birds! I didn't know they frequented 
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River. 


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Subject: Re: Black Skimmers in Prospect Park, NYC
From: Scott Haber <scotthaber1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:56:36 -0400
Skimmers also occur fairly regularly in the Meadowlands and along the
Hackensack River in New Jersey during the summer, so they're by no means
restricted to beaches.

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> They've been seen in both Central and Prospect Parks over the years,
> irregularly and invariably nocturnally, so it's by no means unprecedented.
>
> Phil Jeffrey
> Princeton
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>
>
> On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:02 PM, Gabriel Willow 
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>
>> Last night while walking in Prospect Park around 10:30pm, I was surprised
>> to see several Black Skimmers emerge from the darkness to silently glide
>> over the lake near the new Lakeside Center, with their distinctive skimming
>> motion. There were 8 or 9 in the flock. Beautiful birds! I didn't know they
>> frequented fresh water away from beaches... They're an unusual sight even
>> in the East River.
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Subject: Re: Black Skimmers in Prospect Park, NYC
From: Phil Jeffrey <phil.jeffrey AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:50:35 -0400
They've been seen in both Central and Prospect Parks over the years,
irregularly and invariably nocturnally, so it's by no means unprecedented.

Phil Jeffrey
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> Last night while walking in Prospect Park around 10:30pm, I was surprised
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> motion. There were 8 or 9 in the flock. Beautiful birds! I didn't know they
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Subject: American avocet croton point park
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:54:39 +0000
Just a few minutes ago (730 am) an American Avocet in breeding plumage was at 
the water's edge of the swimming beach at Croton Point Park. Beautiful light. A 
great find by Chris Letts too bad neither of us had cameras. Certainly a first 
for me in Westchester County. Good luck if you go. 


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Subject: Watch Hill Fire Island Part II
From: Alan Drogin <drogin AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:40:53 -0400
Returned to Watch Hill this weekend. My count increased from 35 species last 
month to 42 as the return migration of shorebirds has begun. Many small groups 
of Least Sandpipers flocked the bayside. In addition to last months local 
Willets and Lesser Yellow-legs, a Spotted Sandpiper and a pair of Short-billed 
Dowitchers. The marsh grasses hid no more Seaside or Nelson sparrows - instead 
a half dozen Sharp-tailed Saltmarsh Sparrows and an oddly situated Wood Peewee. 
The beaches had a constant daily flow of Common Terns, their white angelic 
silhouettes closely overhead us swimming, fishing the breaking waves, and then 
carrying their catch off, I assume to their nesting colony. I spotted only two 
Least Terns on the bayside cavorting over a marsh pool. Unexpected was spotting 
two rafts of Black Scoters offshore between Watch Hill and Davis Park on Friday 
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Subject: Black Scoter raft off Davis Park
From: "leormand ." <leormand AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:13:56 -0400
Was able to review the photos I took earlier this week - it appears that
there was a raft of 100+ Black Scoter hanging around off the Casino
Restaurant/Bar at Davis Park, Fire Island.

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Subject: Black Skimmers in Prospect Park, NYC
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:02:30 -0400
Last night while walking in Prospect Park around 10:30pm, I was surprised to 
see several Black Skimmers emerge from the darkness to silently glide over the 
lake near the new Lakeside Center, with their distinctive skimming motion. 
There were 8 or 9 in the flock. Beautiful birds! I didn't know they frequented 
fresh water away from beaches... They're an unusual sight even in the East 
River. 


Nocturnal perambulations reveal many wonders!

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Subject: Shorebirds + Bonaparte's Gull from Jamaica Bay Queens County
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:09:18 -0400
A definite uptick of shorebirds were observed in about 5 hours of birding
the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge today.  A total of 10 species
of shorebirds with new arrivals (my field notes), being Semipalmated
Sandpiper, Semipalmated Plover and Stilt Sandpiper.

Other notables, include several Little Blue Herons, Greater Scaup and 1
Bonaparte's Gull.  I have a blog post up with additional details and photos
for those interested.

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林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
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Subject: Central Park NYC Bird Walk on Sunday, July 13, 2014
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:17:03 -0400
Central Park NYC Bird Walk on Sunday, July 13, 2014

On today's bird walk in Central Park led by Dr. Robert DeCandido we saw the 
following: 


Blackpoll Warbler - adult male in alternate (breeding) plumage at Tupelo Field 
- new for the season. 


Black-and-white Warbler - two females together on the west side of Mugger's 
Woods - same birds as yesterday. 


Before the walk Bob & I saw the American Redstart again at the Maintenance 
Field. 


Carine spotted a fledgling Warbling Vireo begging for food from an adult - 
Mugger's Woods. 


Two young Northern Flickers were visible in the nest at the Gill Overlook, 
attended by both parents. 


Adults Barn Swallows fed two young ones on the Point. 

A Blue Jay pair feeding a young fledgling at the Summer House (Brad). 

Eastern Kingbird at the Gill Overlook (Carine). 

Cedar Waxwing west of Iphigene's Walk (Meredith). 

Other common summer birds.

Here's a photo of one of the young House Wrens that Bob & I saw before the walk 
at the Summer House Meadow: 


http://www.agpix.com/view_caption.php?image_id=686501&photog=1

Waiting for the next cold front,

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Subject: Fire Island highlights this weekend
From: Richard Zaineldeen <richjack115 AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:06:28 -0400
On Friday at Cherry Grove, I observed a single Royal Tern sitting on a small 
buoy out in the bay, not far from the ferry dock. 

This morning (Sunday) I found a Lesser Black-backed Gull on the Cherry Grove 
beach with a small flock of other gulls. 


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Subject: Scoters off Cherry Drove, Fire Island
From: Richard Zaineldeen <richjack115 AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:03:25 -0400
On Saturday I also spotted a small flock of what I thought to be scoters far 
out. Like with the previous scoter report in the 

same general locale, I could not identify as to which species.

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Brooklyn, New York


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Subject: Collared Dove, and IMPORTANT re Jamaica Bay West Pond
From: Douglas Futuyma <dfutuyma AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:16:45 -0400
The Eurasian Collared Dove that has frequented the Chelsea Water Park in
Manhattan flew in to trees just north of the dog run at about 9:15 this
morning, and soon dropped to the lawn and walkway. The site is at the
junction of 11th Avenue and West 2 Street.

The period from now until July 30 is extremely important for birders to
communicate their feeling about restoring the West Pond at Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge.  The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting public
opinion for an Environmental Assessment (EA) of several designs that they
will soon receive from the consulting firm they have engaged.  A "scoping
meeting" will be held THIS THURSDAY, July 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the
Refuge Visitors' Center. It is OPEN TO ALL interested parties.

It is important that birders show their concern by attending, and by being
UNITED on a few fundamental points: that the Pond be restored to a
freshwater pond, as large as possible;  that it include a functional valve
system to regulate water level; that the Terrapin Trail area be restored to
its former state as a habitat for nesting terns (and diamondback
terrapins); and that the Refuge be assigned active, informed management
personnel.

The NPS has a Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website, and
invites public comments UNTIL JULY 30. The NPS takes such input very
seriously, and has in the past altered decisions on that basis. The online
PETITION to restore the West Pond, which many of us have signed, will be an
important contribution; if you have not yet signed it, please do, at
www.tinyurl.com/west-pond-petition. Also, please send  a PERSONAL MESSAGE
directly to the PEPC website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov, or by post to
Gateway National Recreation Area, Attn: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge West
Pond EA Comment, 210 New York Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.

The NPS announcement about Thursday's scoping meeting and the PEPC site is
copied below.

Let us all make one more effort on behalf of a resource that has been so
important to our community and to the birds and other wildlife about which
we care!

Thanks,

Doug Futuyma
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Subject: Scoping Notice- Environmental Assessment, Gateway National
Recreation Area, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, West Pond
To:


Dear Sir/Madam,

The National Park Service (NPS) in cooperation with the Federal Highway
Administration - Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD), is
preparing an environmental assessment (EA) in support of a proposed project
to address damage that resulted from a breach that occurred at West Pond in
conjunction with Hurricane Sandy in 2012.  Federal emergency declarations
stemming from the damage suffered along the Atlantic Coast during Hurricane
Sandy entitle eligible projects such as this one at Jamaica Bay Wildlife
Refuge in Gateway National Recreation Area, New York to receive relief
through the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned (ERFO) Road program.
Maps of the region and project area are attached (Figures 1 and 2).

The purpose of this project as currently defined is to provide for
environmentally sensitive and resilient condition and enhanced visitor
experiences along the West Pond Trail area that support a diversity of
Jamaica Bay habitats and wildlife.  The goals of the project are to improve
existing conditions and visitor experience at West Pond to restore both the
natural resource values of the West Pond, as well as visitor access and
public educational opportunities in a manner that is effective and
sustainable into the future.  Goals include providing a sound basis for
adaptive management, and protective design elements to promote future
desired resource conditions and sustainable management.  This project is
needed because:


   - The area around the breach and the portion of the trail that crosses
   the embankment are not currently safe for public access.
   - The existing breach condition is vulnerable to reoccurring storm
   activity and susceptible to future damage from erosion.
   - To increase universal visitor access and provide the opportunity to
   view wildlife, enjoy the Jamaica Bay, and learn about the resources.
   - To ensure that the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge provides habitat that
   supports a diversity of species, in a resilient and sustainable environment.

The NPS is currently soliciting scoping comments from interested agencies,
groups, and individuals and encourages your participation throughout the
planning process.  The NPS encourages your participation throughout the
planning process.

A public scoping meeting will be held July 17, 2014 from 6:00- 8:00 PM at
the following location:

Gateway National Recreation Area
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Cross Bay Boulevard
Queens, New York

There will be two opportunities to comment on the project -- once during
the initial project scoping and again following release of the EA.  The NPS
is currently in the scoping phase of the proposed project and invites the
public to submit written suggestions, comments and concerns regarding the
project online at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public comment (PEPC)
website at:  http://parkplanning.nps.gov/gate.  Comments also may be sent
to the address below no later than July 30, 2014.

Gateway National Recreation Area
ATTN:  Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, West Pond EA Comments
210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305

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Subject: Eurasian Collared-Dove
From: Corey Finger <here471 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:41:29 -0400
The previously reported bird is putting on a good show at Chelsea Waterfront 
Park, at the intersection of 23rd St and 11th Ave. 


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Subject: Whimbrel at Cedar Beach, Southold (Suffolk Co.)
From: John Gluth <jgluth AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 01:17:42 -0400
Saturday afternoon I found 3 WHIMBREL on the low tide flats and bars at Cedar 
Beach in Southold. Only a small number of other southbound migrant shorebirds 
were present, including ~12 Least and a few Semipalmated sandpipers, among the 
locally breeding Willet and Oystercatchers. The Least Tern nesting colony was 
well populated (at least 50 birds). 


Later, at Arshamomaque Preserve (5:45-7:30), I saw two of the previously 
reported LEAST BITTERN family group--both were juveniles. They spent an 
extended amount of time perched in cattails and Marsh Mallow growing at the 
edge of the pond, where they engaged in some preening. They eventually 
clambered back out of sight into the vegetation, only to re-emerge and fly a 
short distance, only one remaining visible after landing. It too soon melted 
back into the reeds. 


John Gluth

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Subject: migrants, Central Park, NYC 7/12
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:48:48 -0400
Saturday, 12 July, 2014

Some migrants passing at Central Park, in Manhattan (N.Y. City)  
including Spotted & Solitary Sandpiper, Northern Waterthrush, and  
Yellow Warbler, the latter a NYC breeder of course, but this possibly  
coming from a non-local area... Solitary SP was at the Meer, 2 Spotted  
SP at the reservoir, and N. Waterthrush in and by the Loch, all this  
a.m. - Yellow Warbler later on, by the Lake.

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Subject: Manhattan-Possible Eurasian Collared-dove area expansion.
From: <fresha2411 AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:41:53 -0400
For what it's worth, I'm fairly certain I saw the/a Eurasian Collared-Dove in 
Manhattan today, though I was not actively birding and had no binoculars on me. 


It flew one complete circuit around the artificial turf baseball/soccer field 
bounded by 27th and 28th streets and just east of 10th Avenue, and disappeared 
heading SW over the intersection of 10th an 27th. This was around 1:30 PM and 
is several blocks to the northeast of where people have been seeing it 
recently, as far as I've gathered. 


Those looking might want to expand the search area to the northeast, east of 
the high line, if they are coming up empty around 23rd St. and West St., as I 
gathered happened today. 


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Subject: Lido Beach
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:29:25 -0400
Lido Beach Passive Nature Area, 12 July

High tide. Other than breeding WILLETS, few shorebirds; namely 3 SHORT-BILLED 
DOWITCHERS, 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS and several SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS. 


There was a continuous, sporadic movement of COMMON TERNS flying between the 
channel and the Nickerson Beach colony to the south. One tern, in opposition, 
flying west instead of north/south, turned out to be a GULL-BILLED TERN. 


A WILLOW FLYCATCHER called continuously as I approached the trail to the 
channel, but was silent on my return. There were BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES feeding 
in the marsh. 

The planted grass land in front of the parking lot has extensive wild flowers 
in bloom. Stopped to take some pictures while serenaded by the usual breeding 
birds. 


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Subject: Central Park NYC 4 Wood Warbler Species Saturday July 12, 2014
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:31:26 -0400
Central Park NYC Bird Walk Saturday July 12, 2014

On a bird walk in Central Park this morning led by Dr. Bob DeCandido we saw the 
following (not the entire list): 


Adult male Chestnut-sided Warbler - Laupot Bridge (new for the season)
Black-and-white Warbler - 2 females - Tupelo Field & Humming Tombstone (seen 
last weekend at the Upper Lobe) 

American Redstart - very short tail with female-like plumage - Maintenance 
Field (not the bird we saw last weekend). 


In addition, a British birder who joined us reported an adult male 
Northern Parula in the Ramble. He gave a good description, and we had 
seen an adult male in the Ramble last weekend. 

House Wren - singing
Eastern Kingbird - 4 
Black-capped Chickadee - 3 or 4
Warbling Vireos with older fledglings
Baltimore Orioles - somewhere between 10 & 15 of these - adults and young - 
various locations 


A couple of small flocks of southbound Red-winged Blackbirds

Wood Ducks continue at the Reservoir and Turtle Pond.

My apologies for not texting the Chestnut-sided Warbler at the time (some sort 
of cell phone dead zone). 


Here's one of the Black-and-white Warblers:

http://www.agpix.com/view_caption.php?image_id=686479&photog=1

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Subject: Streptopelia Dove in Queens
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:06:23 -0400
There was a Streptopelia Dove late this afternoon at Alley Pond
Environmental Center in Queens, for a  while sitting on the fence of the
nature center's outdoor yard. To me, it seemed darker than a Ringed
Turtle-Dove should be. But the color of the primaries and undertail coverts
prevent me from calling it a Eurasian Collared-Dove. I've put up a quick
picture on the main page of my web site http://www.stevewalternature.com/ .
For comparison, there are ECD and RTD pictures in my Pigeons and Doves
gallery page. Now, where can I find a picture of this Manhattan dove?

 

I probably should mention that they keep live animals inside, although I
don't recall doves of any kind. Something to check into when they're open.

 

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Bayside, NY


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Subject: Cory's Shearwater and others (Suffolk)
From: Douglas Futuyma <dfutuyma AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:31:40 -0400
Because recent sea-watching along the south shore of Long Island has not
been very productive, I was heartened to see a fairly distant Cory's
Shearwater from the Shinnecock Inlet overlook at about 7 p.m. this evening.
What may have been the same bird appeared about 8 minutes later,
considerably closer.

Shorebird movement seems to be on the increase, with at least 80
Short-billed Dowitchers and 40 Semipalmated Sandpipers joining Willets and
Least Sandpipers on the bay shore near Tiana Beach along Dune Road..

Before arriving at Dune Road, I stopped at Gabreskie Airport, where 3
Grasshopper Sparrows (adult and juvenile) were on the fence, but no Vesper
Sparrows were to be seen.

In Stony Brook, two young Yellow-crowned Night Herons in a nest directly
over a small street appear ready to leave the nest very soon.

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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 11 July 2014
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:48:53 -0400
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
*July 11, 2014
* NYNY1407.11

- Birds Mentioned

SANDWICH TERN+
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

LEAST BITTERN
Black Vulture
Virginia Rail
Solitary Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Gull-billed Tern
Black Tern
Royal Tern

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
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, July 11 at 5:00
pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are SANDWICH TERN, LEAST BITTERN, EURASIAN
COLLARED-DOVE, arriving shorebirds, a Jamaica Bay appeal, and a pelagic
trip reminder.

Two more brief SANDWICH TERN sightings occurred this week—the first was
last Sunday with an adult spotted sitting on the flats at Mecox, this tern
flying out to sea shortly thereafter, and it was pretty much the same
scenario with another adult found at Nickerson Beach off Lido Boulevard
west of Point Lookout on Tuesday.  Other interesting Terns at each location
featured an adult BLACK TERN also at Mecox on Sunday and two GULL-BILLED
TERNS continuing around the Tern colony at Nickerson Beach.

On Wednesday at Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes a fly-by ROYAL
was the only Tern highlight there, but a notable increase in southbound
shorebirds included a STILT SANDPIPER and an adult WESTERN SANDPIPER among
15 species of shorebirds there.

The family of LEAST BITTERNS continues to be seen at Arshamomaque Preserve,
west of Greenport on the north fork.  The birds can be viewed from the
observation tower overlooking the pond, but a telescope and sometimes some
patience are recommended.  The Preserve entrance is off Chapel Lane, north
of Route 25, south of North Road.  VIRGINIA RAILS are among the other birds
present there, and a migrant SOLITARY SANDPIPER appeared there Wednesday.

The EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was still present today in Lower Manhattan—it
was seen yesterday near the West Side Highway across from the end of West 23
rd Street and today was back in Chelsea Waterside Park, where previous
sightings had also occurred, so the Dove seems to be faithful to that area.

A BLACK VULTURE over Uniondale on Thursday was quite unusual there.

The East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is rounding into good shape
for the upcoming shorebird season, but the West Pond remains a disaster
thanks to a total lack of repair by the Park Service.

For Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge now is a very important time regarding the
future of the West Pond.  Proceedings this month will be instrumental in
determining whether the breach in the West Pond will be repaired and thus
whether the pond and surrounding area will be restored to pre-Sandy
productivity.  If you haven’t already, please sign the restoration
petition, found on the internet at http://tinyurl.com/west-pond-petition
 Also please refer to Seth Ausubel’s post of Monday June 30 at aba.org
under Birding News for New York for information on key meetings and
follow-up regarding the refuge.  Your involvement is quite important!

For information on and reservations for the See Life Paulagics trip leaving
Freeport, Long Island, at 8 PM on Monday, August 11th aboard the Captain
Lou Fleet’s Star Stream VIII, please call 215-234-6805 or visit their
website at www.paulagics.com

For the next two weeks Tony Lauro will handle the Rare Bird Alert duties,
please call Tony to give reports at (631) 734-4126.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
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Subject: Scoters off Davis park - fire island
From: Luke <leormand AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:18:15 -0400
Yesterday and again today I observed a sizable raft of scoters directly south 
of "the casino" at Davis Park, Fire Island. They are a bit far out and I got 
some photos but without being able to look at them on my computer (not until 
Sunday) I can't confirm the species. Either way, isn't it a bit unusual to see 
a raft of scoter in July? 


Not much else of note in the week I have been here. Some common yellowthroats 
and yellow warblers are around. An astounding number of grey catbirds and lots 
of barn swallows. Common terns have been very busy feeding in the shallows of 
the ocean the last few days - aided by the formation of a sandbar 30 yards 
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Subject: Eurasian Collared Dove at Chelsea Piers, NYC
From: "John J. Collins" <jjcbird AT verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:20:48 -0400
The EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE is still present today at Chelsea Piers in 
Manhattan. I just saw it in a small picnic area next to kids playground at 23rd 
St. & 11th Ave. It then flew to sycamores on south side of park. 


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Subject: Eurasian-collared Dove/NYC
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:22:37 -0400
The dove continues along the west side highway roughly across from 23rd street. 
The bird was initially spotted as it flew in from the south towards the gravel 
area with willows and large boulders. It drank from a puddle here and then flew 
south towards the large lawn. 

From my vantage it looked to come down, but I have not refound it as of yet.

Good birding,

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Subject: Jamaica Bay East Pond Update 7-10-14
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:38:14 -0400
I just got off the East Pond and I am pleased to report that despite the
north end still submerged, adequate shoreline has opened up on the south
end of the East Pond.

I have asked NPS to put the hose out for those us who are ready and
chomping at the bit to shorebird. I"ll have a blog post up on how to bird
the pond given many areas are still under water but for those who have
experience birding the pond, I think it is ready.

Only 7 species of shorebirds around this morning. More details will be on
my post and photos of the areas to be wary of when venturing out onto the
pond.

Shorebirds are the shiznit!

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林 Quiet as the forest
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Subject: Black Vulture
From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:22:07 -0400
Sorry for the delay in posting, but life intruded. As I was getting into my
car to run errands I looked up and had a Black Vulture soaring almost
directly above my yard which is in Uniondale. The vulture then slowly
drifted in a northeast direction towards the coliseum complex.
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Subject: Cupsogue County Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)
From: ken feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:56:37 -0400
Sue and I spent the morning birding the flats at Cupsogue Co. Park, where the 
number and variety of shorebirds (fifteen species) were a big improvement over 
last weekend. Our day stared off with a flyby Royal Tern, our first of the 
year. While scanning the flats a lone Stilt Sandpiper flew in, still retaining 
a goodly portion of its breeding plumage. Stilt Sandpiper is a good bird 
anywhere in Suffolk County. We continued checking the flats, where the tern 
variety was poor (Common Forster's, and Least). While looking at shorebirds 
feeding on the flats we noticed a colorful shorebird with a bright rufous cap 
and scapulars - a breeding -plumaged Western Sandpiper. Photos of the Stilt and 
Western Sandpipers are on my flickr site. Perhaps the weekend will yield even 
more interesting shorebirds. 


Ken & Sue Feustel 
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Subject: RE: Bald eagle sighting?
From: "John J. Collins" <jjcbird AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:35:35 -0400
The nest at Bashakill had one large eaglet in it when I viewed it on June
6th.  It may have fledged by now.  One of the adults was sitting in a tree
near the nest.  This nest is viewed from the boat launch area on the east
side of the kill.  I also saw an adult fly over the marsh from Haven Road
the same day.  

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From: bounce-117111029-3714854 AT list.cornell.edu
[mailto:bounce-117111029-3714854 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Larry
Trachtenberg
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:54 AM
To: Patricia Condello; 'gochfeldlaw AT aol.com'; lake AT sunydutchess.edu;
amoloros AT gmail.com; NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?

The Basha Kill (also Sullivan) has had a nesting pair in the past (not been
there this year) sometimes visible from canoe/kayak put in. 

Take Rte. 17 to Exit 113. If youre coming from the east, turn left (south)
at the end of the exit onto Rte. 209 towards Port Jervis. (If youre coming
from the west, turn right onto Rte. 209 south). Proceed about 1.9 miles. to
turn 

From: bounce-117111012-10490872 AT list.cornell.edu
[mailto:bounce-117111012-10490872 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Patricia
Condello
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:47 AM
To: 'gochfeldlaw AT aol.com'; lake AT sunydutchess.edu; amoloros AT gmail.com;
NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?

There is a eagle viewing area on NY Rte 55A on the Roundout Reservoir in
Sullivan County. I have not been there this year, so I dont know if the
nest was active. 

Pat Condello
From: bounce-117110974-27418318 AT list.cornell.edu
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gochfeldlaw AT aol.com
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?

Montezuma NWR perhaps. 



-----Original Message-----
From: Lake, Thomas R 
To: LoraKim Joyner ; NYSbirds-L 
Sent: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 11:26 pm
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?
LoraKim....
Best chance to see a Bald Eagle right now is just about equal anywhere, 
although the farther upriver you go, i.e., Putnam and Orange counties ...
the 
better the chances. 

They are almost certainly all out of their nests by now so there are
probably 
25-30 newly-fledged immatures between Westchester County and Albany, plus an

equal numbers of adults, and maybe even more yearlings birds. The best
strategy 
might be to just drive north and visit riverside parks and peninsulas and
see if 
they come by. Most adults are quite actively engaged with their fledglings
so 
you may even see more than one. 
Tom Lake
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On Behalf Of LoraKim Joyner [amoloros AT gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:24 AM
To: NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?

Dear List,

 I have a guest from another country and they would like to see a Bald
Eagle. 
Is there a location in Westchester County where we would have a good chance
to 
see one? We were at Croton Point Park yesterday to look with no luck.

 Thanks!

 LoraKim

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Subject: Re: Bald eagle sighting?
From: Nadine Scarpa <nadinescarpahomes AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:02:56 -0400
If you want to go a little further, we have ALWAYS seen Bald Eagles from
the Saugerties Lighthouse in Saugerties.  They nest across the river, and
they usually hang out in the trees on the little island straight off in the
river and to the right (looking off the boardwalk just before you turn left
to the lighthouse).

The last few times we have gone there, we have ALWAYS seen at least one
eagle.  A couple of weeks ago, we saw two in the same tree.

Bring a scope if you want really great looks.


On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 11:53 AM, Larry Trachtenberg  wrote:

>  The Basha Kill  (also Sullivan) has had a nesting pair in the past (not
> been there this year) sometimes visible from canoe/kayak put in.
>
>
>
> Take Rte. 17 to Exit 113. If you’re coming from the east, turn left
> (south) at the end of the exit onto Rte. 209 towards Port Jervis. (If
> you’re coming from the west, turn right onto Rte. 209 south). Proceed about
> 1.9 miles. to turn
>
>
>
> *From:* bounce-117111012-10490872 AT list.cornell.edu [mailto:
> bounce-117111012-10490872 AT list.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of *Patricia
> Condello
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:47 AM
> *To:* 'gochfeldlaw AT aol.com'; lake AT sunydutchess.edu; amoloros AT gmail.com;
> NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu
> *Subject:* RE: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?
>
>
>
> There is a eagle viewing area on NY Rte 55A on the Roundout Reservoir in
> Sullivan County. I have not been there this year, so I don’t know if the
> nest was active.
>
>
>
> Pat Condello
>
> *From:* bounce-117110974-27418318 AT list.cornell.edu [
> mailto:bounce-117110974-27418318 AT list.cornell.edu
> ] *On Behalf Of *
> gochfeldlaw AT aol.com
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:39 AM
> *To:* lake AT sunydutchess.edu; amoloros AT gmail.com; NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu
> *Subject:* Re: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?
>
>
>
> Montezuma NWR perhaps.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lake, Thomas R 
> To: LoraKim Joyner ; NYSbirds-L <
> NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu>
> Sent: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 11:26 pm
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?
>
> LoraKim....
>
> Best chance to see a Bald Eagle right now is just about equal  anywhere,
>
> although the farther upriver you go, i.e., Putnam and Orange counties ... the
>
> better the chances.
>
>
>
> They are almost certainly all out of their nests by now so there are probably
>
> 25-30 newly-fledged immatures between Westchester County and Albany, plus an
>
> equal numbers of adults, and maybe even more yearlings birds. The best 
strategy 

>
> might be to just drive north and visit riverside parks and peninsulas and see 
if 

>
> they come by. Most adults are quite actively engaged with their fledglings so
>
> you may even see more than one.
>
> Tom Lake
>
> ________________________________________
>
> From: bounce-117074597-26920862 AT list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-117074597-26920862 AT list.cornell.edu] 

>
> On Behalf Of LoraKim Joyner [amoloros AT gmail.com]
>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:24 AM
>
> To: NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu
>
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?
>
>
>
> Dear List,
>
>
>
> I have a guest from another country and they would like to see a Bald Eagle. 

>
> Is there a location in Westchester County where we would have a good chance 
to 

>
> see one? We were at Croton Point Park yesterday to look with no luck.
>
>
>
>     Thanks!
>
>
>
>      LoraKim
>
>
>
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From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:53:30 +0000
The Basha Kill (also Sullivan) has had a nesting pair in the past (not been 
there this year) sometimes visible from canoe/kayak put in. 


Take Rte. 17 to Exit 113. If you're coming from the east, turn left (south) at 
the end of the exit onto Rte. 209 towards Port Jervis. (If you're coming from 
the west, turn right onto Rte. 209 south). Proceed about 1.9 miles. to turn 


From: bounce-117111012-10490872 AT list.cornell.edu 
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Condello 

Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:47 AM
To: 'gochfeldlaw AT aol.com'; lake AT sunydutchess.edu; amoloros AT gmail.com; 
NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu 

Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?

There is a eagle viewing area on NY Rte 55A on the Roundout Reservoir in 
Sullivan County. I have not been there this year, so I don't know if the nest 
was active. 


Pat Condello
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?

Montezuma NWR perhaps.



-----Original Message-----
From: Lake, Thomas R >
To: LoraKim Joyner >; NYSbirds-L 
> 

Sent: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 11:26 pm
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?

LoraKim....

Best chance to see a Bald Eagle right now is just about equal  anywhere,

although the farther upriver you go, i.e., Putnam and Orange counties ... the

better the chances.



They are almost certainly all out of their nests by now so there are probably

25-30 newly-fledged immatures between Westchester County and Albany, plus an

equal numbers of adults, and maybe even more yearlings birds. The best strategy 


might be to just drive north and visit riverside parks and peninsulas and see 
if 


they come by. Most adults are quite actively engaged with their fledglings so

you may even see more than one.

Tom Lake

________________________________________

From: 
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[bounce-117074597-26920862 AT list.cornell.edu] 


On Behalf Of LoraKim Joyner [amoloros AT gmail.com]

Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:24 AM

To: NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu

Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?



Dear List,



   I have a guest from another country and they would like to see a Bald Eagle.

Is there a location in Westchester County where we would have a good chance to

see one? We were at Croton Point Park yesterday to look with no luck.



    Thanks!



     LoraKim



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Subject: RE: Bald eagle sighting?
From: Patricia Condello <pcondell AT syr.edu>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:47:12 +0000
There is a eagle viewing area on NY Rte 55A on the Roundout Reservoir in 
Sullivan County. I have not been there this year, so I don't know if the nest 
was active. 


Pat Condello
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?

Montezuma NWR perhaps.



-----Original Message-----
From: Lake, Thomas R >
To: LoraKim Joyner >; NYSbirds-L 
> 

Sent: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 11:26 pm
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?

LoraKim....

Best chance to see a Bald Eagle right now is just about equal  anywhere,

although the farther upriver you go, i.e., Putnam and Orange counties ... the

better the chances.



They are almost certainly all out of their nests by now so there are probably

25-30 newly-fledged immatures between Westchester County and Albany, plus an

equal numbers of adults, and maybe even more yearlings birds. The best strategy 


might be to just drive north and visit riverside parks and peninsulas and see 
if 


they come by. Most adults are quite actively engaged with their fledglings so

you may even see more than one.

Tom Lake

________________________________________

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On Behalf Of LoraKim Joyner [amoloros AT gmail.com]

Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:24 AM

To: NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu

Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?



Dear List,



   I have a guest from another country and they would like to see a Bald Eagle.

Is there a location in Westchester County where we would have a good chance to

see one? We were at Croton Point Park yesterday to look with no luck.



    Thanks!



     LoraKim



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Subject: Re: Bald eagle sighting?
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Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 11:39:15 -0400
Montezuma NWR perhaps.
 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Lake, Thomas R 
To: LoraKim Joyner ; NYSbirds-L 
Sent: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 11:26 pm
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?


LoraKim....
Best chance to see a Bald Eagle right now is just about equal  anywhere, 
although the farther upriver you go, i.e., Putnam and Orange counties ... the 
better the chances. 

They are almost certainly all out of their nests by now so there are probably 
25-30 newly-fledged immatures between Westchester County and Albany, plus an 
equal numbers of adults, and maybe even more yearlings birds. The best strategy 

might be to just drive north and visit riverside parks and peninsulas and see 
if 

they come by. Most adults are quite actively engaged with their fledglings so 
you may even see more than one.  
Tom Lake
________________________________________
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On Behalf Of LoraKim Joyner [amoloros AT gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:24 AM
To: NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?

Dear List,

 I have a guest from another country and they would like to see a Bald Eagle. 

Is there a location in Westchester County where we would have a good chance to 
see one? We were at Croton Point Park yesterday to look with no luck.

    Thanks!

     LoraKim

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Subject: Re:Bald eagle sighting?
From: LoraKim Joyner <amoloros AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 06:29:36 -0400
Dear Everyone,

 Thanks so much for listing the various strategies for seeing Bald Eagles.
 We are headed north tomorrow and will see what we can find.

 Yours in thanks,

   LoraKim Joyner


On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 11:25 PM, Lake, Thomas R 
wrote:

> LoraKim....
> Best chance to see a Bald Eagle right now is just about equal  anywhere,
> although the farther upriver you go, i.e., Putnam and Orange counties ...
> the better the chances.
>
> They are almost certainly all out of their nests by now so there are
> probably 25-30 newly-fledged immatures between Westchester County and
> Albany, plus an equal numbers of adults, and maybe even more yearlings
> birds.  The best strategy might be to just drive north and visit riverside
> parks and peninsulas and see if they come by. Most adults are quite
> actively engaged with their fledglings so you may even see more than one.
> Tom Lake
> ________________________________________
> From: bounce-117074597-26920862 AT list.cornell.edu [
> bounce-117074597-26920862 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of LoraKim Joyner [
> amoloros AT gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:24 AM
> To: NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?
>
> Dear List,
>
>    I have a guest from another country and they would like to see a Bald
> Eagle.  Is there a location in Westchester County where we would have a
> good chance to see one? We were at Croton Point Park yesterday to look with
> no luck.
>
>     Thanks!
>
>      LoraKim
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Subject: Bald eagle sighting?
From: "Lake, Thomas R" <lake AT sunydutchess.edu>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 23:25:16 -0400
LoraKim....
Best chance to see a Bald Eagle right now is just about equal anywhere, 
although the farther upriver you go, i.e., Putnam and Orange counties ... the 
better the chances. 


They are almost certainly all out of their nests by now so there are probably 
25-30 newly-fledged immatures between Westchester County and Albany, plus an 
equal numbers of adults, and maybe even more yearlings birds. The best strategy 
might be to just drive north and visit riverside parks and peninsulas and see 
if they come by. Most adults are quite actively engaged with their fledglings 
so you may even see more than one. 

Tom Lake
________________________________________
From: bounce-117074597-26920862 AT list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-117074597-26920862 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of LoraKim Joyner 
[amoloros AT gmail.com] 

Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:24 AM
To: NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bald eagle sighting?

Dear List,

 I have a guest from another country and they would like to see a Bald Eagle. 
Is there a location in Westchester County where we would have a good chance to 
see one? We were at Croton Point Park yesterday to look with no luck. 


    Thanks!

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Subject: Least Bitterns continue at Arshamomaque Preserve (Suffolk Co.)
From: Ken Feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:46:32 -0400
We birded Arshamomaque Preserve this morning, observing 2-3 Least Bitterns on 
the pond at about 8:00AM, as observed from the observation tower. Most of our 
observations were of flying birds, but we did hear one calling and observed the 
bird flailing around in the cattails in front of the tower. We had Virginia 
Rail briefly calling as well, but no sightings. Also present in and around the 
pond were four Green Herons, in addition to an unexpected River Otter diving 
and chasing fish around the perimeter of the pond. The preserve is directly 
south of Sound Ave on Chapel Lane. You will know you are close to Chapel Lane 
when you see the Soundview Motel on your left (as you head east). 


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Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:03:49 -0400
Brendan Fogarty just called to report a Sandwich Tern he observed and
photographed at Nickerson Beach near the Tern Colony.

Unfortunately, the bird was flushed by someone on the beach and was last
seen heading towards Jones Inlet.

Folks in the vicinity might want to check known Tern loafing areas and
please report negative or positive results.

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Subject: Bald eagle sighting?
From: LoraKim Joyner <amoloros AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 10:24:45 -0400
Dear List,

   I have a guest from another country and they would like to see a Bald
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    Thanks!

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Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 20:53:52 -0400
Yesterday, I cleared another trail in preparation for shorebird season at 
Jamaica Bay. This time, it was on the west side of the north end the East Pond. 
In doing so, I also checked up on the water level. As I indicated on June 27th, 
I estimated then that it would take about 2 weeks for the water level to reveal 
adequate shoreline and another week for things to dry out a bit. 


With the recent rainfall, it might be longer but that is a conservative 
observation and I am still hopeful that by next week adequate shoreline will 
begin to show. At the moment, the pond is about 4 inches from the water level 
it needs to be at, for this time of the year. As a result, there is little to 
no shoreline and the only little sliver that is showing up, is on the east side 
of the pond just past the North Island along the area known as "long shore", 
where traditionally shoreline shows early during drainage. 


The premium areas known for foraging shorebirds remain under water and it will 
be at least a week before long legged shorebirds feel comfortable enough to 
feed in those areas. As far as shorebirds, I did have 25 Short-billed 
Dowitchers flying around looking for a place to land and feed. 


With the West Pond the mess that it is in at the moment. The East Pond, is even 
more critical for those south bound birds. I will be keeping a close eye on the 
water level and will post another update later in the week. 


If you stop in at the visitor's center at the refuge, please voice your concern 
about the West Pond and water level management on the East Pond. Additionally, 
if you have not signed the online petition, please do so and share it with 
friends and relatives. Here is a shortened url to the petition - 
http://chn.ge/1poTmml 


Note: You could also sponsor an ad via Change.org which will get the petition 
circulated to potential signers. I did so recently, and got another 250 
signatures. It was money well spent! 


Keep hope alive for a good Shorebirding season and the restoration of the West 
Pond! 


Andrew Baksh
www.birdingdude.blogspot.com



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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 17:28:23 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* July 07, 2014
*  NYSY  07. 07. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

July 01, 2013 - July 07, 2014
to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),
Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland
compiled: July 07 AT 8:30 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#400 Monday July 07, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 01, 2014
 
Highlights:
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LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
AMERICAN AVOCET
WHIP-POOR-WILL
ORCHARD ORIOLE

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
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     7/4: At least 5 LEAST BITTERNS were seen flying along the Wildlife 
Drive near the end of Larue’s Lagoon. The two adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS 
were observed feeding a fledgling on May’s Point Pool Road. They were seen 
throught the week including today. 

     7/5: 2 adult and 2 young SANDHILL CRANES were seen in the marsh on 
VanDyne Spoor Road. 2 LEAST BITTERNS were seen in the marsh on Morgan Road. 

     7/7: 4 LEAST BITTERNS were seen in the marsh on Morgan Road. 2 
DOWITCHER SPECIES were seen distantly. At least 2 LEAST BITTERNS were seen 
along the Wildlife Drive, again at the end of Larue’s Lagoon. 3 BLACK-CROWNED 
NIGHT-HERONS were seen at the Deep Muck Mitigation Marsh near Savannah Spring 
Lake Road. 



Onondaga County
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     7/5: 3 ORCHARD ORIOLES were spotted at Green Lakes State Park.


Oswego County
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     7/2: An AMERICAN AVOCET was seen at the mouth of the Salmon River. 
     7/4: 2 WHIP-POOR-WILLS were heard on Lily Marsh Road in the Town of New 
Haven. 


    
         
   

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Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
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