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24 Sep Central Park NYC - Saturday Sept. 24, 2016 - 14 species of Wood Warblers, some Raptors [Deborah Allen ]
24 Sep Cape May Warbler - Ronkonkoma, Suffolk LI [David La Magna ]
24 Sep Van Cortlandt American Pipits [Nadir Souirgi ]
24 Sep Re: Cayuga Brown Booby - NO [Jay McGowan ]
24 Sep Cayuga Brown Booby - NO [Tim Healy ]
24 Sep Croton point park pipits [Larry Trachtenberg ]
23 Sep Watching Nighthawks through the prism of a wine glass: with thoughts of Jim Clinton Sr. [robert adamo ]
23 Sep Re: Massapequa Lake: Common Gallinule [Long Island Birding ]
23 Sep NYC Area RBA: 23 September 2016 [Gail Benson ]
23 Sep Connecticut Warbler - Garvies Point 9/23 (Nassau) [Brendan Fogarty ]
23 Sep Central Park NYC - Friday Sept. 23, 2016 - B-h Vireos, Y-b Sapsucker, Cape May Warbler, R-c Kinglets [Deborah Allen ]
23 Sep Central Park, NYC 9/22, 21, 20 [Thomas Fiore ]
22 Sep Re: Connecticut Warbler at World Trade Center Memorial [Felipe Pimentel ]
22 Sep Fwd: [JERSEYBI] Ron Pittaway's Winter Finch Forecast [Anders Peltomaa ]
22 Sep Re: Connecticut Warbler at World Trade Center Memorial [Philip Ribolow ]
22 Sep Connecticut Warbler at World Trade Center Memorial [Ben Cacace ]
21 Sep eBird.org Shared Locations - Bronx River Pkwy Reservation [Ben Cacace ]
21 Sep Jones Beach birds [Tim Healy ]
21 Sep Fwd: Central Park [Jack Rothman ]
21 Sep Central Park [Jack Rothman ]
21 Sep Oceanside, NY ["syschiff" ]
21 Sep Jamaica Bay shorebirds - juvenile Dunlin, Stilt, Pectotal Sandpipers [David Klauber ]
21 Sep New York Botanical Garden, Bronx - Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016 - 19 R-b Nuthatches [Deborah Allen ]
21 Sep Orchard Beach, Bronx - Tuesday Sept. 20, 2016 - female Merlin, Ospreys & Broad-winged Hawks [Deborah Allen ]
21 Sep Mississippi Kite, Bronx Zoo [Todd Olson ]
21 Sep Pelham Bay Park, Connecticut Warbler [Matthieu ]
21 Sep Re:Massapequa Lake: Common Gallinule [Robert Taylor ]
21 Sep massapequa lake: olive sided flycatcher [Robert Taylor ]
20 Sep Barrier Islands ["syschiff" ]
20 Sep great blue herons -- Hudson Line [Larry Trachtenberg ]
20 Sep correction: Re: Massapequa Lake: Common Gallinule [Robert Taylor ]
20 Sep Massapequa Lake: Common Gallinule [Robert Taylor ]
19 Sep Fwd: Jamaica bay, 3 marbled godwits - Sat 17 sept 2016 [Matthieu ]
19 Sep Queens County Bird Club - Upcoming Meeting - Wed. 09/21 - Andrew Greller presents "Birds, Vegetation, and Natural History of Taiwan" ["Nancy Tognan" ]
19 Sep Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
19 Sep Reminder BBC Evening Presentation [Dennis Hrehowsik ]
19 Sep Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Southwestern Suffolk, LI [Shaibal Mitra ]
18 Sep eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists [Ben Cacace ]
18 Sep Central Park NYC - Sunday Sept. 18, 2016 - 12 R-b Nuthatches, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 8 Wood Warbler Species [Deborah Allen ]
17 Sep Central Park NYC - Saturday Sept. 17, 2016 - 2 PHiladelphia Vireos, Brown Thrashers [Deborah Allen ]
17 Sep Philadelphia Vireo - HLSP - Yes [Michael Zito ]
17 Sep Central Park, NYC 9/16 & 17 incIuding 6 Vireo species, etc. [Thomas Fiore ]
17 Sep Lark Sparrow in GWC [Joshua Malbin ]
17 Sep Jamaica Bay Baird"s Sandpiper killed by Peregrine Falcons [Gail Benson ]
17 Sep Baird's at Jam Bay [Corey Finger ]
17 Sep HLSP Philadelphia Vireo - YES [Tim Healy ]
16 Sep NYC Area RBA: 16 September 2016 [Ben Cacace ]
16 Sep Central Park NYC - Friday Sept. 16, 2016 - White-eyed Vireos, Prairie Warblers, Ravens, etc. [Deborah Allen ]
16 Sep Fwd: [ebirdsnyc] Potential Violet-green Swallow seen at Jones Beach [Anders Peltomaa ]
16 Sep For The Record; Legacy Interview: Chandler S. Robbins [Mardi Dickinson ]
16 Sep Central Park, NYC: Philadelphia Vireo [Anders Peltomaa ]
16 Sep Philadelphia Vireo Hempstead (Nassau) [d Futuyma ]
16 Sep Central Park, NYC 9/15 [Thomas Fiore ]
15 Sep Orchard Beach Lagoon, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx [Jack Rothman ]
15 Sep Re: Has anyone see the Connecticut Warbler this afternoon+ [Carole Griffiths ]
15 Sep Prospect Park/Kings County Connecticut Warbler + [Sean Sime ]
15 Sep Robt. Moses SP - Suffolk - Philadelphia Vireo, Royal Terns [David Klauber ]
14 Sep Central Park, NYC 9/14 (& prior days) [Thomas Fiore ]
14 Sep NYS eBird Hotspots: Westchester County Completed [Ben Cacace ]
14 Sep CASPIAN & ROYAL TERNS Queens Co. [Andrew Baksh ]
14 Sep Seatuck Long Island Birding Challenge - Saturday Sep 24 []
13 Sep Brooklyn Bird Club Evening Presentation [Dennis Hrehowsik ]
13 Sep Black-crowned versus Yellow-crowned Nigh Heron juveniles [Glenn Wilson ]
13 Sep 9/11 Birding from Cupsogue... [Andrew Baksh ]
13 Sep Central Park NYC - Monday Sept. 12, 2016 -14 warblers, Bald Eagle, Osprey, etc. [Deborah Allen ]
13 Sep Central Park NYC - Sunday Sept. 11, 2016 Hooded Warbler, Bald Eagle & Osprey [Deborah Allen ]
13 Sep Croton Point Park [Larry Trachtenberg ]
13 Sep Jones Beach & Jamaica Bay [Glenn Wilson ]
12 Sep Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
12 Sep Shorebirds-Cupsogue Area-Westhampton Dunes []
12 Sep Red-headed WP, Central Park, NYC 9/12 [Thomas Fiore ]
12 Sep this morning in Central Park [Douglas Futuyma ]
12 Sep Robert Moses State Park Birds (Suffolk Co.) [Ken Feustel ]
12 Sep Jones Beach report, 9/12 [Timothy Healy ]
12 Sep Dickcissel at Jones Beach [Tim Healy ]
11 Sep Central Park, New York City 9/11 & 9/10 [Thomas Fiore ]

Subject: Central Park NYC - Saturday Sept. 24, 2016 - 14 species of Wood Warblers, some Raptors
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:36:41 -0400
Central Park NYC - 
Saturday Sept. 24, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walks starting from 
the Boathouse Cafe at 7:30am & 9am. 


Highlights: Lincoln's Sparrow (2), Cape May Warbler (2) plus 13 other species 
of Wood Warblers, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Bald Eagle, Ospreys (5), and 
Sharp-shinned Hawk. 


Canada Goose - 7 Lake near Bow Bridge
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench (Randall Rothenberg)
Chimney Swift - flock of 30
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 3 (1 Tupelo Field, 2 Oven)
Herring Gull - Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - Reservoir
Osprey - 5 flyovers (Strawberry Fields carrying a fish, Warbler Rock, & 
Maintenance Field) 

Bald Eagle - flyover Warbler Rock
Sharp-shinned Hawk - flyover Warbler Rock
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover Tupelo Field 
Belted Kingfisher - male Oven
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - hatch-year Strawberry Fields (Adam from the UK)
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Blue-headed Vireo - Summer House Swamp
Red-eyed Vireo - 4
Blue Jay - residents
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch - female Strawberry Fields
White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
House Wren - 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 3
Swainson's Thrush - 5
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher - 10
Cedar Waxwing - 6 Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock (Bob before walk)
House Finch - Strawberry Fields
American Goldfinch - in cup plant east side of Maint field parking lot (Deb 
alter lunch) 

Ovenbird - Strawberry Fields
Northern Waterthrush - Strawberry Fields, Cherry Hill
Black-and-white Warbler - 4
Tennessee Warbler - feeding on aphids in Jewelweed at Oven (Deb after lunch)
Common Yellowthroat - 4
American Redstart - 18 (incl. 2 adult males)
Cape May Warbler - 2 Strawberry Fields
Northern Parula - 10
Magnolia Warbler - 3 (Barbara Green & George Beckwith)
Yellow Warbler - Strawberry Fields
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 3
Palm Warbler - eastern Strawberry Fields (Mitchell Horowitz)
Pine Warbler - pine at Willow Rock
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 Strawberry Fields
Eastern Towhee- at least 3
Song Sparrow - 3 
Lincoln's Sparrow - 2 (Wagner's Cove & Strawberry Fields)
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager - 2 (uphill from Boathouse/Balancing Rock)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 Tupelo Field
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole - 2 (Tupelo Field, Balancing Rock)

Janet Wooten reported a Yellow-throated Vireo at the Oven. Anne Shannahan 
reported a Nashville Warbler at Balancing Rock/Captain's Bench. Elise Boeger 
reported a Black-billed Cuckoo. 


Deb Allen

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Subject: Cape May Warbler - Ronkonkoma, Suffolk LI
From: David La Magna <dlamagna AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:03:54 -0400
Have one putting on a show for the last 20 minutes in a spruce on my property. 
Decent yard bird... :) 


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Subject: Van Cortlandt American Pipits
From: Nadir Souirgi <nadir75 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:41:16 -0400
There were a pair of American Pipits on the southwest corner of the Van 
Cortlandt Park Parade Grounds this morning. The only other grassland species 
were 6 Savannah Sparrows. 

 
Cheers,

Nadir Souirgi,
Inwood, NYC

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Subject: Re: Cayuga Brown Booby - NO
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:15:10 -0400
Tim and all,
As posted to Cayugabirds-L a little while ago, the Brown Booby is currently
off Lansing in the SE part of Cayuga Lake, visible from Milliken Station
and other areas.

Jay

On Sep 24, 2016 11:12 AM, "Tim Healy"  wrote:

> An update for all you chasers out there, the Brown Booby has not been seen
> in some time. The last eBird report came yesterday morning with no details
> other than "continuing", and I add my own fruitless vigil today to negative
> reports from the previous afternoon. A few distant cormorants briefly gave
> me hope through the heat shimmer, but there was no sign of the bird from
> 8:45 to 10:10. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
>
> Cheers!
> -Tim H
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Subject: Cayuga Brown Booby - NO
From: Tim Healy <tph56 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:12:42 -0400
An update for all you chasers out there, the Brown Booby has not been seen in 
some time. The last eBird report came yesterday morning with no details other 
than "continuing", and I add my own fruitless vigil today to negative reports 
from the previous afternoon. A few distant cormorants briefly gave me hope 
through the heat shimmer, but there was no sign of the bird from 8:45 to 10:10. 
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. 


Cheers!
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Subject: Croton point park pipits
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:17:35 +0000
Autumn is here first flock of American pipits on landfill about 20 birds. At 
least 8 kestrel likely double digits. Breeze, sky clearing, perfect morning 
light, alonetime after a week of work. Can't beat that. So here's to good 
birding and the late great Buckwheat Zydeco. 


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Subject: Watching Nighthawks through the prism of a wine glass: with thoughts of Jim Clinton Sr.
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:43:49 -0400
The weather tonight was perfect for my wife and I to enjoy our wine, while
seated in the outdoor area of the restaurant at the Great Rock Public Golf
Course in Wading River. This large, terraced, stone patio overlooks the 1st
& !8th holes, and especially when the Sun is "fading fast", is a choice
spot to end the day.

This evening was made "choicer"for me, when, between the hours of 6:25 -
7:05 PM, a total of 36 C. Nighthawks were "hawking" insects, as they
continued to migrate in a westerly direction. This location is less than a
1/4 mile s/o the L.I.Sound, and was part of the general area where Jim
Clinton Sr., using different prisms, did his yearly counting of southbound
nighthawks.

Cheers,
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Subject: Re: Massapequa Lake: Common Gallinule
From: Long Island Birding <michaelzito AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:58:23 -0400
To update, both birds were seen together this evening. Thanks Rob.

Mike Z.

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Robert Taylor  wrote:

> both birds together now, sw corner of island
>
>
> On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, Robert Taylor 
> wrote:
>
>> currently being seen at lake off merrick road. bird on west side of the
>> island
>>
>> rob in massapequa
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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 23 September 2016
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:07:05 -0400
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Sept. 23, 2016
* NYNY1609.23

- Birds Mentioned

AUDUBON’S SHEARWATER+
MISSISSIPPI KITE+
LONG-TAILED JAEGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Great Shearwater
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
Broad-winged Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Virginia Rail
Sora
Common Gallinule
MARBLED GODWIT
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
Dunlin
White-rumped Sandpiper
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Philadelphia Vireo
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Wilson’s Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
LARK SPARROW
BLUE GROSBEAK

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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, September 23,
2016 at 7:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are pelagics including AUDUBON’S SHEARWATER,
LONG-TAILED JAEGER and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, plus MISSISSIPPI KITE, BAIRD’S
SANDPIPER, MARBLED GODWIT, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, BLUE
GROSBEAK and LARK SPARROW.

Last Saturday a private fishing boat ventured out well south of Shinnecock,
and partial results of the birds encountered included single GREAT and
AUDUBON’S SHEARWATERS, 12 WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS, 6 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES,
and 3 LONG-TAILED JAEGERS.

Closer to home the most unusual report involved an adult MISSISSIPPI KITE
flying west over the Bronx Zoo mid-day on Wednesday.  A NYSARC report would
be welcomed.

Among the lingering shorebirds, last Saturday 3 MARBLED GODWITS were seen
in Jamaica Bay south of the Wildlife Refuge around Big Egg Marsh and
another was spotted mid-day west of Oak Beach on a mud flat along the bay
edges.

At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge itself a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER with physical
issues, including a missing left eye, was last Saturday no match for a pair
of PEREGRINE FALCONS cruising the East Pond.  After the first passed over,
the flushed Sandpiper was easily picked off by the 2nd Peregrine, which
climbed up to 30 feet and dropped the Sandpiper, the other Peregrine
catching it deftly and carrying it off as both birds vocalized in unison.
Other shorebirds on the East Pond this week included 1 or 2 WESTERN,
PECTORAL and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, up to 4 STILT SANDPIPERS, and a
couple of juvenile DUNLINS, 1 quite richly colored.  CASPIAN TERNS, seen
regularly on the pond, peaked with 4 Tuesday, while 3 ROYAL TERNS and a
decent group of RED KNOTS were among the birds out in the Bay south of the
former West Pond.

PEAKS of LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, now gathering along the coast, include
8 at Robert Moses State Park Saturday and 10 Tuesday in parking lot 2 at
Jones Beach West End.

Ninety-six ROYAL TERNS were at Cupsogue County Park Saturday.

A VIRGINIA RAIL has continued in Prospect Park at least to Thursday, a SORA
was seen Sunday along Dune Road near Dolphin Lane, and 2 COMMON GALLINULES
have been present recently at Massapequa Preserve on Massapequa Lake north
of Merritt Road.

An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was still around the Ramble in Central Park
last weekend.

Among the passerines, as the Warblers continue to diminish in numbers,
Sparrows have slowly been increasing, including a LARK SPARROW continuing
near the hawk watch at Robert Moses State Park at least to Thursday, with
another in Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery last Saturday.

A BLUE GROSBEAK was found at Robert Moses State Park last Sunday.

Following last week’s push, PHILADELPHIA VIREOS included 2 in Prospect Park
Saturday, 1 at Hempstead Lake State Park last weekend, 1 at Bayard Cutting
Arboretum in Great River Wednesday, and reports from Central Park this week.

Among the Warblers, CONNECTICUTS seen this week have included singles in
Central Park Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 near the Pelham Bay landfill
Wednesday, and 1 in southern Manhattan by the World Trade Center Memorial
Thursday.

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was out on Long Island last Saturday on the North
Fork, and other WARBLERS noted this week have included CAPE MAY,
BAY-BREASTED and WILSON’S.

Other migrants still include a few BLACK-BILLED and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS
and COMMON NIGHTHAWKS.

At the local hawk watches, if BROAD-WINGED HAWKS are to make any sort of
major push this year, they will do it soon.

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

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
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Subject: Connecticut Warbler - Garvies Point 9/23 (Nassau)
From: Brendan Fogarty <birderbf AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:25:42 +0000 (UTC)
Found this morning by Barbara Garriel, seen through around 11am. Efforts made 
through afternoon to refind without much luck. Park, go left around the museum 
building, straight, down steps by 3 boulders, follow edge of mugwort/goldenrod 
field to pair of benches. Bird was seen at that corner of the field, walking 
between edge and in adjacent woods in the grassy trails. 40.858909, -73.651300 

An employee said the preserve grounds open around 8, but the museum hours start 
at 10, so I don't have a solid answer on when to start checking tomorrow. 
Today's cold front going by might well shuffle our migrants in any case. 

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Subject: Central Park NYC - Friday Sept. 23, 2016 - B-h Vireos, Y-b Sapsucker, Cape May Warbler, R-c Kinglets
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:15:09 -0400
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday Sept. 23, 2016 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the Conservatory 
Garden at 9am. 



Highlights: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (first-of-season), Blue-headed Vireo (2), 
adult male Cape May Warbler, & Ruby-crowned Kinglets. 


Gadwall - 20 Meer
Mallard - Meer
Northern Shoveler - 2 Meer
Mourning Dove - migrants - 37 in one tree at the Green Bench
Chimney Swift - 30 dipping into water at the harlem Meer (6:45am Bob before 
walk) 

Ring-billed Gull - fewer than 10 flyovers
Herring Gull - fewer than 10 flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 2 flyovers
Green Heron - hatch-year at the Pool
Red-tailed Hawk - adult low flyover
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - molting adult male Nutter's Battery (FOS)
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - 3
American Kestrel - male over Conservatory Garden
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 3 or 4
Empidonax Flycatcher - along the Loch
Eastern Phoebe - 2 (Green Bench & Wildflower Meadow - Bob before walk)
White-eyed Vireo - west side of Wildflower Meadow
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 (Wildflower Meadow & Blockhouse)
Blue-headed Vireo - 2 - Nutter's Battery (7:30am Bob before walk)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 3 Nutter's Battery (7:30am Bob before walk)
White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
House Wren - 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 4 various locations
American Robin
Gray Catbird - not many
Northern Mockingbird - 3 Green Bench
Cedar Waxwing - small group Green Bench (around 7:30am Bob before walk)
House Finch - 15
American Goldfinch - hatch-year Wildflower Meadow
Ovenbird - Lasker Rink
Northern Waterthrush - 3
Black-and-white Warbler - 2 (Pool & North Woods)
Common Yellowthroat - 5
American Redstart - 15 (no adult males)
Cape May Warbler - adult male Nutter's Batterry
Northern Parula - 10
Magnolia Warbler - 3 or 4
Yellow Warbler - Meer Island
Black-throated Blue Warbler - male Conservatory Garden
Canada Warbler - hatch-year Meer Island
Northern Cardinal


Deb Allen

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Subject: Central Park, NYC 9/22, 21, 20
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:03:33 -0400
Thursday, Wednesday, & Tuesday, 22nd, 21st, & 20th September, 2016
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Good nocturnal migrations each night from Monday-Tues.-Wed. nights on  
into Thursday, and good variety in birds found in Central in the Iead- 
up to & including the autumnal equinox, occurring on Thursday 9/22!   
The good variety is now taking in (a bit) more in waterfowl, and  
further raptor movement, as well as some shorebird (known as "waders",  
to much of the rest of the world) passage, & of course plenty of  
passerine & other 'land'-bird movement & reasonably good stop-in or  
drop-in, particularly in the southern 2/3 of the park, as has been so  
for parts of this season's southbound migration thus far (the north  
end has birds too, however!)  Wednesday was probably the busier day of  
the 3 being reported on, as Jack Rothman's Central Park report also  
suggested, for that day.

Connecticut Warbler was among many highlights seen this week; at least  
one being well-seen at Strawberry Fields & with NO illegal taping used  
(amplified sound is prohibited in that area at all times, as posted  
there in park regulations signage) - by the many observers on at least  
2 days, Tues.-Wed. 9/20-21.  Again this week, all 6 northeastern- 
breeding Vireo species were seen nicely, with White-eyed &  
Philadelphia the less-common & just a few sightings of those to at  
least Wed.  Up to 23 species of warblers were found this week in  
Central, but some warbler species are now diminished in numbers here,  
as fall arrives - this is a collective tally as reliably seen by many  
dozens of quiet observers.

Some of the birds being seen from Thursday 9/22 back thru earlier in  
the week at Central:

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Canada Goose
Wood Duck (bright male, Pond; etc.)
Gadwall (notable numbers recently)
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (Meer, Reservoir)
Northern Pintail (Turtle Pond, noted to some of us by Dr. (of  
ornithology) Roger Pasquier; many subsequent observers on Wed. 9/21)
Green-winged Teal (perhaps same individual having moved from Meer to  
reservoir, but more than 1 had been at the Meer in previous weeks)
Ruddy Duck (few to one, reservoir)

Osprey (flyovers daily)
Bald Eagle (reported by a few observers on Wed.)
Northern Harrier (flyover, Wed.)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (flyovers daily)
Cooper's Hawk (flyover, Wed.)
Red-tailed Hawk (area resident)
American Kestrel (area resident)
Merlin (flyover, Wed.)
Peregrine Falcon (area resident)

Solitary Sandpiper (Meer & reservoir, Tues.-Wed.)
Spotted Sandpiper (several, various locations to Thurs.)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Tues., reservoir 'stop-overs')
Least Sandpiper (previously lingering; just 'stop-overs' by Tues.)
Laughing Gull (reservoir, in multiple at times, esp. near mid-day)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (at least to Tues.)
Common Nighthawk (continuing but in low numbers now, to Thurs.)
Chimney Swift (still in numbers at times this week)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (multiple)
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (more showing, but still minimal numbers)
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker (many on each day)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (near-common now)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (several reports)
Empidonax [genus] Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe (increasing)
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird (getting a bit late, thru Thurs.)
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay (many)
American Crow (over 40 on Tues. in one area)
Tree Swallow (flyovers daily)
Barn Swallow (flyovers daily)
Black-capped Chickadee (very modest increase)
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch (ongoing, not huge numbers as previous weeks)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (very modest increase)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush (& perhaps the other, rarer related "cousin" of  
this)
Swainson's Thrush (modest increase)
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing

Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula (still fairly common)
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler (still fairly common)
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Myrtle [or formerly: Yellow-rumped] Warbler (few)
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler (a modest increase)
Bay-breasted Warbler (some were photographed)
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler (still fairly common)
American Redstart (still fairly common)
Ovenbird (fairly common)
Northern Waterthrush
Connecticut Warbler (as noted above)
Common Yellowthroat  (fairly common)
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler (getting a bit late, thru Thursday)

Scarlet Tanager (fairly common)

Eastern Towhee (2)
Chipping Sparrow (still scarce)
Field Sparrow (still scarce)
Savannah Sparrow (few, Wed.)
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow (still scarce)
Swamp Sparrow (still scarce)
White-throated Sparrow (few)

Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (common)
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink (still passing by as of Wed.)
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird (Wed.)
Common Grackle (increased numbers)
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole (passage thru Wed.)
Purple Finch (few, Wed.)
House Finch
American Goldfinch (common now)
House Sparrow

Thanks to all who observe quietly with respect for the birds sake, and  
for their many fellow park users.


"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability  
and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends  
otherwise." - Aldo Leopold (18871948), U.S. wildlife biologist,  
conservationist, professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand  
County Almanac" (1949), which has sold more than two million copies.


good birding,

Tom Fiore
Manhattan










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Subject: Re: Connecticut Warbler at World Trade Center Memorial
From: Felipe Pimentel <fpimentel AT verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:38:34 -0400
The Connecticut Warbler, it is till in that area?

Thanks for any update,

FP


> On Sep 22, 2016, at 1:05 PM, Ben Cacace  wrote:
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> Connecticut Warbler at World Trade Center Memorial west of North Pool seen < 
1h ago. 

> 
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Subject: Fwd: [JERSEYBI] Ron Pittaway's Winter Finch Forecast
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:34:44 -0400
It's here!
See below.

Anders Peltomaa
Manhattan
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From: "B.G. Sloan" 
Date: Sep 22, 2016 2:33 PM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Ron Pittaway's Winter Finch Forecast
To: 
Cc:

See: http://www.jeaniron.ca/2016/finchforecast16.htm

Bernie Sloan
Piscataway


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Subject: Re: Connecticut Warbler at World Trade Center Memorial
From: Philip Ribolow <philip.ribolow AT db.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:10:55 +0000
Classification: External Communication

Continuing now. West side of north pool, 4 stone benches in front of 2 oak 
trees. Female seen skulking in tree well of furthest west tree, popping up onto 
low trunk occasionally flying into tree. Thank you Ben Cacace for locating! 













Regards,

Phil


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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Connecticut Warbler at World Trade Center Memorial

Connecticut Warbler at World Trade Center Memorial west of North Pool seen < 1h 
ago. 


Ben Cacace
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Subject: Connecticut Warbler at World Trade Center Memorial
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:05:16 -0400
Connecticut Warbler at World Trade Center Memorial west of North Pool seen < 1h 
ago. 


Ben Cacace 
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Subject: eBird.org Shared Locations - Bronx River Pkwy Reservation
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:35:58 -0400
Markers were created for the linear park 'Bronx River Pkwy Reservation' in
Westchester County. The only established hotspot is the Crestwood Lake
location. The others are new and are based on the WestchesterGov.com site
showing the 3 sections. A description based on this site has been added to
the wiki page (see below) and a map from the same site appears in the
'Links' on the wiki:

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Bronx+River+Pkwy+Reservation

— Bronx River Pkwy Reservation
— Bronx River Pkwy Reservation--Green Acres Ave.-Kensico Dam Plaza
— Bronx River Pkwy Reservation--Palmer Rd.-Crane Rd., Scarsdale
— Bronx River Pkwy Reservation--Crestwood Lake
— Bronx River Pkwy Reservation--Oak St. loop, Mt. Vernon

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

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
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Subject: Jones Beach birds
From: Tim Healy <tph56 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:38:43 -0400
I had the opportunity to swing down to the shore after work. A large hatch out 
of ants provided a feast for about a hundred Laughing Gulls at Jones Beach 
Field 6. The median at the West End featured some nice activity. Ruby-crowned 
Kinglets and Red-breasted Nuthatches were foraging in the pines, and there were 
phoebes and pewees flycatching from the branches. Warblers included several 
Redstarts, a Parula, a Yellow-rump, a bright Pine, and a handsome male Cape May 
who put on quite a show. There were other birds flitting about but the fading 
light put an end to the outing too soon. Multiple Merlins, a Peregrine, and 
some very vocal Black-crowned Night-Herons were also observed. 


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Subject: Fwd: Central Park
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:59:50 -0400
Addendum to species list:

 Tennessee Warbler
 Ruby-crowned Kinglet


> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> From: Jack Rothman 
> Subject: Central Park
> Date: September 21, 2016 at 4:46:47 PM EDT
> To: NYS Birds Post 
> Cc: ebirdsnyc AT yahoogroups.com
> 
> Gerry McGee, Paul Citrin, Bob Ruvolo and I began at Strawberry Fields this 
morning and birded our way through a few areas of the park, both east and west. 

> 
> The Hackberry tree adjacent to the flat rock, by the Imagine Plaque, was 
magical. We had difficulty leaving after seeing 14 species in that tree alone, 
and then another 11 species in the surrounding foliage. 

> In many cases we saw multiple birds of each species.
> 
> 
> Rose-breasted  Grosbeak 
> Great Crested Flycatcher
> Scarlet Tanager 
> Palm Warbler
> Black-throated Blue
> Eastern-Wood Peewee
> Connecticut Warbler (in foliage near Imagine Plaque)
> House Finch 
> Northern Parula
> Pine Warbler
> Black and White Warbler
> Swainson’s Thrush
> Brown Thrasher
> Common Yellowthroat
> Eastern Phoebe
> Chestnut-sided Warbler
> Tennessee Warbler
> Red-eyed Vireo
> Red-breasted Nuthatch
> Cedar Waxwing 
> American Redstart 
> Northern Flicker 
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Blue Jay
> Northern Waterthrush
> Peregrine Falcon
> American Goldfinch
> Magnolia Warbler
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird
> Northern Cardinal
> Mourning Dove
> White-eyed Vireo (Pinetum)
> Herring Gull
> Ring-billed Gull
> Double-crested Cormorant
> Great Black-backed Gull
> 
> Jack Rothman
> CityIslandBirds.com 
> 
> 
> 
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Subject: Central Park
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:46:47 -0400
Gerry McGee, Paul Citrin, Bob Ruvolo and I began at Strawberry Fields this 
morning and birded our way through a few areas of the park, both east and west. 


The Hackberry tree adjacent to the flat rock, by the Imagine Plaque, was 
magical. We had difficulty leaving after seeing 14 species in that tree alone, 
and then another 11 species in the surrounding foliage. 

In many cases we saw multiple birds of each species.


Rose-breasted  Grosbeak 
Great Crested Flycatcher
Scarlet Tanager 
Palm Warbler
Black-throated Blue
Eastern-Wood Peewee
Connecticut Warbler (in foliage near Imagine Plaque)
House Finch 
Northern Parula
Pine Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Swainson’s Thrush
Brown Thrasher
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Phoebe
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Cedar Waxwing 
American Redstart 
Northern Flicker 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Northern Waterthrush
Peregrine Falcon
American Goldfinch
Magnolia Warbler
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Northern Cardinal
Mourning Dove
White-eyed Vireo (Pinetum)
Herring Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Black-backed Gull

Jack Rothman
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Subject: Oceanside, NY
From: "syschiff" <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:07:06 -0400
Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside   21 Sep

Finally a few migrants today, namely: several PALM WARBLERS and several 
SAVANNAH SPARROWS plus an EASTERN PHOEBE . A MARSH WREN that showed up 
yesterday and still here today is also probably a migrant along with a 
cooperative GREEN HERON. Shorebirds still not moving in; Forster's Terns 
lingering. 


The RED CANA LILIES continue to attract RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS. In a space 
of 17 minutes (digital cameras time stamp the images), I managed to take 60 
photos with my point and shoot super zoom, a third presentable for ID and a few 
OK (Wings blurred in all cases). Review of the photos showed at least 2 
different birds. 


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Subject: Jamaica Bay shorebirds - juvenile Dunlin, Stilt, Pectotal Sandpipers
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:49:11 +0000
Around midday I checked the raunt from the Big John's Pond area. There were not 
many birds, but a decent variety: Greater Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitchers, 
Semipalmated, White-rumped (1), Stilt(2),Pectoral(1) Sandpipers, and 
Semipalmated Plovers. 


The highlight for me was a brightly colored juvenile Dunlin, a plumage I had 
not seen before. Although there were a few gray basic scapulars, most of the 
scapulars and wing coverts had rufous fringes, with a bright spot by the alula 
area. The breast was heavily streaked, and the face was a pale brown. The belly 
was white, showing little sign of the black spot that the books say is typical 
of juveniles. Not a rare bird per se, but certainly an interesting one. A brief 
walk through the gardens found little except a Prairie warbler between the HQ 
and south garden 


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Subject: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx - Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016 - 19 R-b Nuthatches
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:53:33 -0400
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx 
Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhC

Highlights: 19 Red-breasted Nuthatches evenly distributed in areas with pines, 
5 in one tree in the Rock Garden. 


Red-tailed Hawk - flyover
Downy woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe - 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 19
Carolina Wren
House Finch - 30
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula 
Palm Warbler - 3 Western

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Subject: Orchard Beach, Bronx - Tuesday Sept. 20, 2016 - female Merlin, Ospreys & Broad-winged Hawks
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:47:50 -0400
Orchard Beach Lagoon & Bartow-Pell Mansion, Bronx 
Tuesday Sept. 20, 2016 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD

Highlights: With very light winds from west to northwest finally becoming 
northeast at about 11am: Female Merlin (1), 15 Ospreys & 2 Broad-winged Hawks 


Great Blue Heron - 11 Lagoon (low tide)
Great Egret - 15 Lagoon (low tide)
Snowy Egret - 5 Lagoon (low tide)
Osprey - 15 Lagoon
Broad-winged Hawk - 2 juveniles Lagoon
Red-tailed Hawk - local Lagoon
Peregrine Falcon - local juvenile Lagoon
Eastern Phoebe - Bartow-Pell
Common Raven - Lagoon
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2 Bartow-Pell
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Bartow-Pell
American Redstart
Northern Parula - 2 Bartow-Pell
Palm Warbler - a few Western Lagoon
Pine Warbler - Bartow-Pell
Chipping Sparrow - a few Lagoon

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Subject: Mississippi Kite, Bronx Zoo
From: Todd Olson <gothamdweller AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:21:51 -0400
Just saw Mississippi Kite at Bronx Zoo's ParkingLot A, Westbound.  Pointed
wings, smooth dusky coloration and upper wing with pale ashy trailing
edge.  Gobsmacked.

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Subject: Pelham Bay Park, Connecticut Warbler
From: Matthieu <matthieu.benoit76 AT orange.fr>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:43:44 -0400
There is a Connecticut warbler feeding on each side of the path that goes along 
the West side of the landfill. First half of the path from the road. It was 
showing well this a.m. and I saw it both while entering the site at 8 am and 
leaving it about an hour ago. 


Pictures of the warbler on the ebird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31687957

Matthieu


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Subject: Re:Massapequa Lake: Common Gallinule
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:47:08 -0400
both birds together now, sw corner of island

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, Robert Taylor  wrote:

> currently being seen at lake off merrick road. bird on west side of the
> island
>
> rob in massapequa
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Subject: massapequa lake: olive sided flycatcher
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:52:55 -0400
across the street, west of lake by the school

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Subject: Barrier Islands
From: "syschiff" <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:18:52 -0400
Jones Beach Coast Guard Station--3 ROYAL TERNS,  2 flyby and 1 on bar

West End #2 Parking Lot--10 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, HY through adult

Fire Island Hawk Watch for one hour--3 MERLIN and 3 OSPREY. Winds wrong, slow 
day 


Sy Schiff with Joe Giunta


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Subject: great blue herons -- Hudson Line
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:07:12 +0000
I counted eleven GBH riding the Hudson line from Ossining south to Spuyten 
Duyval this morning. I believe that's a high count. 

Is there perhaps not some jingoistic irony in the fact that one presidential 
candidate wants to "make America Great (again)" and repeatedly trumps the 
slogan "America First", while the restaurant owned by Ahmad Khan Rahami's 
family is named "First American Fried Chicken". 

"Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining 
wilderness be destroyed ... We simply need that wild country available to us, 
even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in." 

 Wallace 
Stegner, The 
Sound of Mountain Water 


L. Trachtenberg
Ossining

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Subject: correction: Re: Massapequa Lake: Common Gallinule
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:22:13 -0400
2 gallinules

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, Robert Taylor  wrote:

> currently being seen at lake off merrick road. bird on west side of the
> island
>
> rob in massapequa
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Subject: Massapequa Lake: Common Gallinule
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:03:22 -0400
currently being seen at lake off merrick road. bird on west side of the
island

rob in massapequa

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Subject: Fwd: Jamaica bay, 3 marbled godwits - Sat 17 sept 2016
From: Matthieu <matthieu.benoit76 AT orange.fr>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:48:00 -0400
I've added an illustrated ebird list to document the report of the Godwits and 
Western willet. Also a Gull-billed tern and 3 Royal terns at Black Wall Marsh 
last Saturday afternoon. 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31669491

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31669786

Matthieu


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Subject: 	[nysbirds-l] Jamaica bay, 3 marbled godwits
Date: 	Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:33:23 +0000
From: 	matthieu.benoit76 AT orange.fr 
Reply-To: 	matthieu.benoit76 AT orange.fr 
To: 	nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu



Godwits currently on the North west shore of Big egg marsh, seen from my kayak. 
Pictures taken for ebird list. Also 20 red knots, 1 western willet, 2 little 
blue heron and a royal tern there. 


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Subject: Queens County Bird Club - Upcoming Meeting - Wed. 09/21 - Andrew Greller presents "Birds, Vegetation, and Natural History of Taiwan"
From: "Nancy Tognan" <nancy.tognan AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:22:31 -0400
The Queens County Bird Club will be meeting at the Alley Pond Environmental
Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd Douglaston, NY 11362   
>Map of location<  

 

at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.  Free admission.  Refreshments
served (ice cream this month)

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

 

Prof. Andrew Greller will present Birds, Vegetation, and Natural History of
Taiwan"

     In 2013, Andy, his wife Roberta, and his friend Kurt Steinwascher
contracted with Richard Foster, resident ornithologist in Taiwan, to lead a
two-week bird tour of the island.  They visited many parks and preserves,
travelling by van from Taipei to Tainan, crossing the Chungyang Shan
Mountains up to the highest paved pass, then returning via the coast to
Taipei.  This talk presents many photos of the beautiful birds of Taiwan.

      Andy Greller taught botany, ecology, and plant geography at Queens
College for 30 years, retiring from teaching in 1998.  He continues to
conduct research, publish articles, and edit books on local and world
vegetation.  He leads local field trips for plants and gives occasional
lectures to natural history groups.  Andy is Vice-President of the Long
Island Botanical Society, past-President of the Torrey Botanical Society,
and is a member of many other scientific societies, including the Queens
County Bird Club.

                

Nancy Tognan 

nancy.tognan AT gmail.com     

Vice President, Queens County Bird Club 

 

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

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

 

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


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:41:08 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - September 19, 2016
*  NYSY  09. 19.16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):September 12, 
2016 - September 19, 2016to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering 
upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma 
Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, 
Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: September 19  AT 
5:00 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of September 05, 2015. 

Highlights--------------
BROWN BOOBY (Extralimital)YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONEURASIAN WIGEONAMERICAN 
GOLDEN PLOVERWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED 
DOWITCHERWILSON’S PHALAROPELESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLCOMMON 
NIGHTHAWKYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERGRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER 


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

     Another good week for SHOREBIRDS with 17 species being reported from 
the complex. In addition to the more common species STILT SANDPIPER, LONG and 
SHORT BILLED DOWITCHER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and WILSON’S PHALAROPE were 
all found. All 17 species were seen either at the Visitor’s Center or along 
the Wildlife Trail. WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and STILT SANDPIPER were also noted 
at the Morgan Road Marshes. 

     9/15: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was found on the Esker Brook Trail.     
9/16: A late COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen along the Wildlife Trail.     9/17: 
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen on the Esker Brook Trail. A LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported on the Wildlife Trail. An EURASIAN WIGEON was 
found at Mays Point Pool. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen in the wooded area of 
VanDyne Spoor Road. 


Onondaga County------------
     9/12: 2 late COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville.     9/15 A rare for upstate YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was 
found on the widewater area of the Erie Canal east of Burdick Road in 
Fayetteville. The bird is a juvenile and is being seen where the feeder canal 
comes in by the aquaduct. It was reported again today! 


Madison County------------
     9/19: 9 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS were seen at the Sky High Sod Farm on 
Lakeport Road north of Chittenango. 


Oneida County------------
     9/15: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at the Spring Farm Nature 
Sanctuary south of Clinton. 


Extralimital------------
     9/17: A BROWN BOOBY, sighted at the north end of Cayuga Lake on August 
28 but absent since then, was refound in the same area on Saturday. It seems to 
favor Green Bouy 49. It was seen extensively yesterday from both sides of the 
lake but mostly from Lower Lake Road on the west side and was reported again 
today on the same bouy.      A question. Which county is this bird in when 
it is on the bouy? 

   

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Subject: Reminder BBC Evening Presentation
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:37:40 -0400
*Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20th, 7:00 P.M.*

*Great Gull Island*


*Presenters: Helen Hays and Joe DiCostanzo*


*Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
 at Grand Army Plaza*

Helen Hays and Joe DiCostanzo, researchers at the Museum of Natural
History, will present highlights from more than 40 years of research,
monitoring and habitat support of the nesting Roseate and Common terns on
Great Gull Island in Eastern Long Island Sound. Currently a record 9,500
Common tern pairs and 1300 Roseate tern pairs nest there. Discovery of
abnormal nestlings sounded the early warnings on toxic levels of PCBs in
the Sound in the 1970’s. A large number of volunteers assist during the
breeding season, and the project has partners in South America where they
discovered the first concentration of Roseate terns in the non-breeding
season.

http://www.brooklynbirdclub.org/meetings.htm

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Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Southwestern Suffolk, LI
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:40:23 +0000
Given the date and the rainy weather, I checked the gull flocks at Robert 
Moses, Captree, and Heckscher SPs this morning and found nine Lesser 
Black-backed Gulls: one juv, two first-summer/second-winter (SY), and five 
older imms at RMSP, and one SY at Heckscher. As is often the case, the SYs at 
RMSP were quite different looking, with one being small and dark-headed and the 
other big, heavy-billed, and pale-headed. Photos of both these birds, plus 
several others, can be found here: 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/96951581 AT N02/29498838960/

I was surprised to see zero adults, but I'm sure there are many more birds 
grounded along the coast today. 


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Subject: eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:23:00 -0400
When working on the wiki for NYS eBird Hotspots I continually compare the
previous bar chart list with the current one and can spot any new additions
and/or deletions by species. By going to the maps or the 'Overview' I can
then determine the date the species was added to each county. Some are from
newly submitted checklists from several decades ago.

This is not easy to see on the eBird.org website. On the Overview page you
can sort on 'First Seen' but if the species was added from a checklist
dating from months or years ago it won't appear at the top of the list.

Green represents a New York State first and yellow shows species added for
the first time this year.

*New York State:*
Pacific-slope Flycatcher (21-Nov-2015)

*Allegany County:*
Iceland Gull (24-Nov-2014)
Great Black-backed Gull (19-Oct-2012)
Black Tern (11-Sep-2016)
Peregrine Falcon (21-Oct-2012)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (31-May-2016)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (15-May-2016)
American Pipit (8-Nov-1991)
Lincoln's Sparrow (27-Sep-2011)

*Broome County*
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (6-Sep-2016)

*Cattaraugus County*
White-winged Scoter (18-Apr-1970)
American Bittern (27-May-1939)
Upland Sandpiper (16-Apr-1969)
Black Tern (4-May-1968)
Barn Owl (22-Aug-1992)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (19-May-1967)
Connecticut Warbler (27-Sep-1970)

*Cayuga County*
Brown Booby (28-Aug-2016)

*Chemung County*
Surf Scoter (24-Apr-2011)
American Golden-Plover (9-Sep-2016)
Upland Sandpiper (28-Apr-1973)
Ruddy Turnstone (3-Sep-2016)
Baird's Sandpiper (29-Aug-2006)
Short-billed Dowitcher (2-Sep-2003)
Black Tern (15-May-2010)
Pine Grosbeak (29-Nov-1985)

*Dutchess County*
European Goldfinch (27-Apr-2015)

*Hamilton County*
Sanderling (8-Aug-2014)

*Madison County*
Red Phalarope (6-Sep-2016)

*New York County*
Pacific-slope Flycatcher (21-Nov-2015)

*Onondaga County*
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (15-Sep-2016)

*Rockland County*
Black Tern (10-Sep-2016)

*Schenectady County*
Connecticut Warbler (13-Sep-2016)

*Schuyler County*
Upland Sandpiper (5-Sep-2016)

*Seneca County*
Brown Booby (17-Sep-2016)
Black-necked Stilt (18-Jun-2016)

*Washington County*
Pine Grosbeak (24-Nov-2012)

*Westchester County*
Pink-footed Goose (7-Jan-2012)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (26-Aug-2016)

*Yates County*
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (3-Sep-2016)
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Subject: Central Park NYC - Sunday Sept. 18, 2016 - 12 R-b Nuthatches, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 8 Wood Warbler Species
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:56:01 -0400
Central Park NYC 
Sunday Sept. 18, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle 
Pond at 9am. 



A bit slow today. Highlights included 12 Red-breasted Nuthatches (5 locations), 
a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 8 Wood Warbler Species. Red-breasted Nuthatch 
numbers vary from day to day with an active migration going on. We estimate 
fewer than 100 in the entire park on any given day, perhaps a few more on a 
good day up to now. Numbers may increase in October. The most reliable 
locations for Red-breasted Nuthatches are areas with conifers like the Pinetum 
& Shakespeare Garden. 


Birds like American Robins, European Starling, Brown Thrashers, and others have 
been feeding in the Tupelo, a.k.a. Sour Gum, at the Tupelo Field. The oily 
fruit is a favorite of thrushes. 


Despite a thorough search no Philadelphia Vireos or Red-headed Woodpeckers 
turned up in the Ramble today. 


Mallard - Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - 10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 Oven (Jewelweed), 1 Summer House Swamp
Herring Gull - flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - a few migrants
Red-eyed Vireo - 3 or 4
Blue Jay - 5-10 noisy birds at the Oven
Crow sp. - 10
Black-capped chickadee - 2 Turtle Pond dock
Tufted Titmouse - Pinetum
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 12 (3 spruces on Cedar Hill, 3 Shakespeare Garden, 4 
Pinetum, Maint. Field, Tupelo Tield) 

White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
House Wren - Shakespeare Garden
Carolina Wren - 2 Tupelo Field
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - in the Tupelo at Tupelo Field (Bob Ruvolo)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher - 2 in the Tupelo at Tupelo Field eating the fruit
House Finch - in Bald Cypress at Turtle Pond
Northern Waterthrush - 4 (2 at Turtle Pond, 1 Upper Lobe, 1 at the Gill)
Blue-winged Warbler - Belvedere Castle (around 6:30am - Bob before walk)
Black-and-white Warbler - 8
Common Yellowthroat - 3
American Redstart - 12 (including 1 adult male)
Northern Parula - 5
Magnolia Warbler - 3 (Humming Tombstone, Maint. Field & Captain's 
Bench/Balancing Rock - thanks Sandra Critelli) 

Pine Warbler - Turtle Pond Duck
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 Jewelweed at Oven (Andrea Hessel)
Common Grackel - Turtle Pond
Baltimore Oriole - Humming Tombstone

A first-cycle Laughing Gull circling over the Pinetum was seen on the 
Saturday's walk (9/17/2016) along with the other gulls. 


Deb Allen

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Subject: Central Park NYC - Saturday Sept. 17, 2016 - 2 PHiladelphia Vireos, Brown Thrashers
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 19:24:51 -0400
Central Park NYC 
Saturday Sept. 17, 2016
OBS: Rebert DeCandido, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walks starting from the 
Boathouse Cafe at 7:30am and 9:00am. 


Highlights: 2 Philadephia Vireos, 9+ Brown Thrashers

Gadwall - Turtle Pond (Jeff WArd)
Mallard - around 15 Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - various locations
Chimney Swift - around 30
Ruby-throated Huymmingbird - 4 (1 Cardinal Flower at Tupelo Field & 3 in/near 
Jewelweed at Oven) 

Ring-billed Gull - flyovers
Herring Gull - flyover
Black-crowned NIght-Heron
Osprey - flyover 
Red-tailed Hawk - perched adult Shakespeare Garden, flyby
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker - 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Azalea Pond (Stefan)
Philadelphia Vireo - 2 (Maintenance Field, Summer House Swamp)
Red-eyed Vireo - 7
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee - in pine east of Upper Lobe (Arthur)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 10 various locations incl. Maitenance Field, King of 
Poland, Shakespeare Garden, Pinetum 

White-breasted Nuthatch - Maintenance Field
House Wren - weest side of Great Lawn (Jeff Ward)
Carolina Wren - just west of Azalea Pond
Veery - Maintenance Field (Jeff Ward)
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher - 9 field east of Evodia Field (Bob & Deb before walk), others 
around Azalea Pond 

Ovenbird - Maintenance Field
Northern Waterthrush - 4 (Laupot Bridge, Azalea Pond, Oven (Jeff Ward), Turtle 
Pond) 

Black-and-white Warbler - 4
Common Yellowthroat - Maintenance Field, Turtle Pond
American Redstart - 12 various locations including one adult male Shakespeare 
Garden 

Northern Parula - 7
Magnolia Warbler - 4
Black-throated Green Warbler - 5 
White-throated Sparrow - Tupelo Field
Scarlet Tanager - Summer House Swamp
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Tupelo Field
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole - Tupelo Field

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Subject: Philadelphia Vireo - HLSP - Yes
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 15:48:47 -0400
The previously reported philly vireo was just seen with two red-eyed vireos and 
some other warblers on the western dirt path as you walk towards the dog walk. 
Seemed to be the only place in the park with some decent activity right now. 

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Subject: Central Park, NYC 9/16 & 17 incIuding 6 Vireo species, etc.
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 09:36:22 -0400
Friday & Saturday, 16 & 17 September, 2016
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

On Friday 9/16 in Central Park aII six of the northeast's breeding  
species of Vireo were found, with PHILADELPHIA Vireo the most-sought  
amongst these around here & these were seen not onIy in the Ramble  
area but also at the Pond area in the park's SE corner, & as reported  
by Gabriel Willow (a fine NYC Audubon bird-waIk leader), in the north  
end by the Blockhouse - and in a few other spots on prior days there -  
at Ieast one continuing in the north end (Great HiII) this Saturday  
9/17, another one (or more) in the RambIe again as in prior days - a  
few Blue-headed Vireos now in, perhaps first seen Thursday 9/15 by the  
large group of NYC Audubon birders in the park led by Joe Giunta  
(another fine birding guide); & a few White-eyed, Yellow-throated,  
plenty of Red-eyed, & some Warbling Vireos (these 4 latter species aII  
variably breeding in NYC parks & green-spaces) - these in addition to  
the 22 or more warbler species present on Friday with 14 or more of  
those present in the north end on the day; a nice highlight among them  
the 3 or perhaps 4 different Cape May Warblers atop the Great HiII aII  
day (thru 6 pm) in some of the elms.

Some other species that have arrived in Central recently, in modest to  
moderate numbers (with reinforcing numbers of some), include these:

American Black Duck, Northern Shoveler (additionals to those present  
for some weeks),  Green-winged Teal,  Ruddy Duck (in this past week),   
Osprey,  Bald Eagle,  Northern Harrier,  Sharp-shinned Hawk,  Cooper's  
Hawk,  American Kestrel (migrants),  Killdeer (fly-bys),  Laughing  
Gull  (every day this past week at the reservoir, times of their  
visits vary but most likely in mid-morning to mid-pm),  Black-billed  
Cuckoo (Friday 9/16, north end),  Yellow-billed Cuckoo  (every day  
this past week),  Chimney Swift (migrating & some feeding for extended  
times over the park),   Ruby-throated Hummingbird  (multiples  
migrating during days & some feeding in the park every day this past  
week),  Red-headed Woodpecker (adult in the Ramble may be present this  
weekend, best found by QUIET listening as well as observing),  Yellow- 
bellied Sapsucker (a few),  Eastern Phoebe (greater numbers than prior  
weeks),   Blue Jay (in diurnal movements on some days),  Tree Swallow   
(high flyovers as is very typical this time of year into later in the  
fall at Central Park),  Barn Swallow,   Red-breasted Nuthatch (hardly  
new, but they keep on moving, daily dose of dozens),  Brown Creeper,   
Carolina Wren (more),  House Wren,  Golden-crowned Kinglet (bit early!  
9/16),  Ruby-crowned Kinglet (a few more now),  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  
(8+ on Friday 9/16),   Gray-cheeked Thrush  (a few of this type, could  
be the rarer one as well),   Swainson's Thrush (many moving, not so  
many stopping in),  Wood Thrush  (same as for Swainson's),  American  
Robin (also some moving now),  Gray Catbird (lots moving),  Northern  
Mockingbird (yes, some movements, whether more local or not is  
debatable),  Brown Thrasher (fair numbers but not near peak yet),   
Cedar Waxwing  (many have been in Central taking what fruits they can  
find, modest movement as well),  Warblers of at least these species:   
Blue-winged, Tennessee, Nashville, Northern Parula, Yellow, Chestnut- 
sided, Magnolia, Cape May, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green,  
Pine, Prairie, Palm, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, Black-and-white,  
American Redstart, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Common  
Yellowthroat, Wilson's, and Canada Warbler[s],   Scarlet Tanager (more  
passed by than stopped in to visit),  Chipping Sparrow,  Savannah  
Sparrow (few, Saturday 9/17),  Lincoln's Sparrow,  Swamp Sparrow,   
White-throated Sparrow,  Dark-eyed Junco (few),  Rose-breasted  
Grosbeak  (many more passing by than those that stopped in),
Indigo Bunting (in modest numbers),  Bobolink (including 20+ in  
diurnal flight over the Meer at 7:15 am on Saturday 9/17),  Red-winged  
Blackbird (few noted in passing),
Brown-headed Cowbird,  Baltimore Oriole,  American Goldfinch (in  
modest numbers this past week) & of course many many other species  
still around, or resident here.

thanks to all who offered reports and to the many who bird quietly, &  
with courtesy and respect to the birds and their fellow birders.

-  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability  
and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends  
otherwise." - Aldo Leopold (18871948), U.S. wildlife biologist,  
conservationist, professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand  
County Almanac" (1949), which has sold more than two million copies.

good birding,

Tom Fiore
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Subject: Lark Sparrow in GWC
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13:10:16 -0400
A Lark Sparrow popped up briefly on Battle Hill in Brooklyn's Green-Wood
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Subject: Jamaica Bay Baird"s Sandpiper killed by Peregrine Falcons
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:12:12 -0400
Previously posted shorebirds are at the raunt but the one-eyed Baird"s was
picked off by two Peregrine Falcons in front of us. (One picked it up and
dropped it to another Falcon. They flew north.)

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Subject: Baird's at Jam Bay
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 10:01:05 -0400
A one-eyed Baird's Sandpiper, found by Steve Walter, is at the Raunt on the 
East Pond. Also a Western Sandpiper and two Stilt Sandpipers. The trio of 
Caspian Terns continues at the north end. 


Perhaps most interesting is a juvenile Dunlin, also at the Raunt.

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Subject: HLSP Philadelphia Vireo - YES
From: Tim Healy <tph56 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:53:39 -0400
The Philly Vireo at Hempstead Lake continues at the southern portion of the dog 
run's western edge. Many Red-eyes and several Warblings also present, so ID 
carefully. A few other migrants present but nothing else unusual yet. Park was 
very quiet until about 10 minutes ago, lots of birds foraging in the sun-warmed 
leaves now. 


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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 16 September 2016
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:52:19 -0400
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Sep. 16, 2016
* NYNY1609.16

- Birds mentioned
American Bittern
Virginia Rail
American Golden-Plover
UPLAND SANDPIPER
WHIMBREL
Red Knot
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Peregrine Falcon
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Philadelphia Vireo
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Lincoln's Sparrow
Blue Grosbeak
DICKCISSEL

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

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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, September 16th
2016 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are a light show spectacular
including CONNECTICUT WARBLER and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT plus BUFF-BREASTED
and UPLAND SANDPIPERS, WHIMBRELS, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, GOLDEN-WINGED
WARBLER, DICKCISSEL and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.

It seems this week's highlight, given a reasonable but otherwise
unspectacular amount of migratory activity, was provided by an event,
namely the September 11th Tribute in Light Memorial in lower Manhattan. The
powerful lights aimed skyward from just after 9pm on the 11th to after 5am
the next morning attracted many thousands of birds during an apparently
heavy night for migration. The distracted migrants, often hundreds at a
time, were seen swirling about the beams which were fortunately turned off
for short periods so the birds could reorient and continue south. The
overall volume was estimated at close to 20,000 or more birds the large
majority of which were wood warblers. Highlights among the non-warblers
featured a calling UPLAND SANDPIPER, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, a snipe, presumably
WILSON'S, a few cuckoos and a couple of opportunistic PEREGRINE FALCONS. Of
the warblers able to be identified the larger numbers involved OVENBIRD,
BLACK-AND-WHITE, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA, YELLOW,
CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACK-THROATED BLUE and the most plentiful AMERICAN
REDSTART. Among the more unusual were a few each of CONNECTICUT, HOODED and
WILSON'S WARBLERS and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. Hopefully the birds continued
on their journey not too much the worse for wear.

Thursday brought a nice influx of PHILADELPHIA VIREOS into the area with
about 4 noted in Central Park, at least 2 in Prospect Park and singles at
several other city, Long Island and Westchester parks with over 15 noted.

Among the rarer warblers a male GOLDEN-WINGED was spotted in Prospect
Thursday and single CONNECTICUTS were enjoyed in Central Park last Saturday
and in Prospect and Alley Pond Parks yesterday. A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was
in Central Saturday with singles seen Monday at Robert Moses State Park and
at Montauk. Other warblers moving through this week have included
WORM-EATING, TENNESSEE, MOURNING, HOODED, CAPE MAY and BAY-BREASTED.

This week DICKCISSELS have also appeared along the coast with one at Robert
Moses State Park from Saturday to Tuesday and one at Jones Beach West End
during the week to yesterday. CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was reported from Moses
last Saturday and Drier-Offerman Park in Brooklyn Sunday with 2 BLUE
GROSBEAKS noted in Manhasset yesterday. These all species to keep an eye
out for.

Other interesting birds in the city parks this week featured an AMERICAN
BITTERN in Central last weekend, VIRGINIA RAIL in both Central and
Prospect, both cuckoos and still a few COMMON NIGHTHAWKS plus OLIVE-SIDED,
YELLOW-BELLIED and other flycatchers and LINCOLN'S SPARROW. An adult
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER has been around the Ramble in Central Park since
Monday.

On the shorebird front about 50 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and up to 11
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were on the sod fields on the east side of Osborn
Road just south of Sound Avenue early in the week and another BUFF-BREASTED
was at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn Saturday. WHIMBRELS included one at
Nickerson Beach Saturday and one at Cupsogue County Park Sunday and 2 on
Monday, 2 at Moriches Bay Monday and 1 at Jones Beach West End Thursday.
Other Cupsogue shorebirds last Sunday included 158 RED KNOT and 2 PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS among the 17 species there while ROYAL TERNS reached 56 there
Saturday with others continuing along the coast. CASPIAN TERNS have
included up to 3 at Mecox and 2 at Breezy Point Monday. Single LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS were spotted at Nickerson Beach Saturday and Cupsogue
Sunday and others should be around the coast.

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Subject: Central Park NYC - Friday Sept. 16, 2016 - White-eyed Vireos, Prairie Warblers, Ravens, etc.
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:43:40 -0400
Central Park NYC - North End 
Friday Sept. 16, 2016 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on a bird walk starting from the 
Conservatory Garden at 9am. 


Highlights: 2 White-eyed Vireos, 13 species of Wood Warblers including 4 
Prairie Warblers , 2 Common Ravens, Peregrine Falcon & Ospreys. 


Gadwall - 6 Meer near island (3 engaged in courtship displays), at least 7 
Reservoir (Deb before walk) 

Mallard - not many Meer, etc. 
Northern Shoveler - 4 Meer
Ruddy Duck - 2 males SE Reservoir (Deb before walk)
Mourning Dove - various locations
Chimney Swift - not many
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Meer, Conservatory Garden (Tom Ahlf before walk)
Ring-billed Gull - outnumbering Herring & Great Black-backed Gulls Reservoir 
(Deb before walk), also flyovers 

Herring Gull - at least 40 Reservoir (Deb before walk)
Great Black-backed Gull - around 40 Reservoir (Deb before walk)
Double-crested Cormorant - at least 25 Reservoir (Deb before walk)
Snowy Egret - 5 flyovers 6:15am (Bob before walk)
Green Heron - west side of the Pool
Black-crowned Night-Heron - hatch-year Meer Island
Osprey - 3 flyovers (over LaskerPool, 2 over west side of Wildflower Meadow - 
Will Papp) 

Accipiter species - distant north of the Meer
Red-tailed Hawk - Blockhouse
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker - knoll south of Nutter's Battery
Northern Flicker - Wildflower Meadow, Blockhouse
Peregrine Falcon - flyover north of the park seen from the Meer
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Green Bench (Bob before walk)
White-eyed Vireo - 2 (west side of the Pool - Peter Haskel & west Blowdown)
Red-eyed Vireo - 3 (Nutter's Battery, Lasker Rink/Pool, Blockhouse)
Blue Jay - several locations
American Crow - heard Meer
Common Raven - 2 seen soaring together north of the Meer (same time as 
Peregrine Falcon) 

Tufted Titmouse - Blockhouse
White-breasted Nuthatch - Loch (Bob before walk)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - path from Great Hill toward Blockhouse
American Robin
Gray Catbird - several locations
Northern Mockingbird - Meer, Conservatory Garden, etc.
Cedar Waxwing - 10 Green Bench (Bob before walk)
House Finch - Blockhouse, etc. 
Ovenbird - north side of Loch (Bob before walk)
Northern Waterthrush - Pool (Jesse Kolar)
Black-and-white Warbler - 3 (female Wildflower Meadow, 2 Blockhouse (Jesse 
Kolar)) 

Common Yellowthroat - 8 (Bob before walk)
American Redstart - at least 14 (lost count)
Northern Parula - 5 (1 knoll south of Nutter's Battery, 2 Nutter's Battery, 1 
west Blowdown, 1 Blockhouse) 

Magnolia Warbler - north side of Loch (bob before walk)
Yellow Warbler - Nutter's Battery, Wildflower Meadow (Deb before walk)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - nutter's Battery (Bob Ruvolo)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - Loch
Palm Warbler - western subspecies Nutter's Battery
Pine Warbler - Nutter's Battery
Prairie Warbler - 4 (Nutter's Battery (Adrian), west side Wildflower Meadow, 
west Blowdown, Blockhouse (Jesse Kolar) 

Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Blockhouse

Jesse Kolar reported a Canada Warbler at the north end. 

Felipe Pimentel saw the Philadelphia Vireo, reported earlier by Anders 
Peltomaa, at the Maintenance Field at around 1pm. 


Deb Allen

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Subject: Fwd: [ebirdsnyc] Potential Violet-green Swallow seen at Jones Beach
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:11:01 -0400
I thought this email to ebirdnyc ought to reach the NY state email list.
See below:

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Subject: For The Record; Legacy Interview: Chandler S. Robbins
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1 AT optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:19:01 -0400
Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested in a new series. For The Record; Legacy 
Interviews: with our first guest Chandler S. Robbins http://birdcallsradio.com/ 


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Norwalk, CT
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Subject: Central Park, NYC: Philadelphia Vireo
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:05:58 -0400
At least one of the four Philly Vireos seen yesterday continues today. Seen
at Western edge of Maintenance field, Ramble area.

Anders Peltomaa
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Subject: Philadelphia Vireo Hempstead (Nassau)
From: d Futuyma <dfutuyma AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:21:23 -0400
Feeding actively, western edge of dog run, Hempstead Lake SP, several 
observers. 

Doug Futuyma

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Subject: Central Park, NYC 9/15
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:21:30 -0400
Thursday, 15 September, 2016
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

A fair amount of 'drop-in' from the Wed. night-Thurs. morning's  
nocturnal migration, which was quite good region-wide - Central Park  
probably did not equal Brooklyn's Prospect Park which enjoyed so many  
special birds, including their diversity of warbler sightings, but  
there were still at least 19 species of warblers in Central (park- 
wide) on Thursday, and as reported widely region-wide, a good flight  
of Philadelphia Vireo was noted as well in Central with sightings from  
both the north end & the Ramble, which may have had more than 1  
individual of that species or at least, more than 1 location.

Some additional species showing again Thursday & in a more "expected"  
time-frame include Lincoln's Sparrow and Indigo Bunting, as well as  
some diurnal raptors, including a "few" Broad-winged Hawks, a species  
now coming down through New England in their peak flight period for  
the southbound migration, with thousands being seen at multiple watch- 
sites (in New England but with some very near to New York state).

Once again, Red-breasted Nuthatches maintained a strong presence in  
Central, and these of course are becoming nearly ubiquitous in some  
well-birded (as well as out-of-the-spotlight) sites, region-wide.

thanks to all who offered reports, and to the many who bird quietly  
and with courtesy and respect to the birds and their fellow birders.

-  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
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and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends  
otherwise." - Aldo Leopold (18871948), U.S. wildlife biologist,  
conservationist, professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand  
County Almanac" (1949), which has sold more than two million copies.

good birding,

Tom Fiore
Manhattan
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Subject: Orchard Beach Lagoon, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:52:34 -0400
A few birders gathered at the Lagoon opposite the Orchard Beach parking lot 
this morning, for about three hours, to look for raptors. Winds were from the 
northeast, so conditions were not great. 

Mayra and Noa Cruz, Rafael Samanez, Bob DeCandido and later Glen Davis joined 
the observers. 


We had two adult Bald eagles, five Peregrine Falcons, three Red-tailed Hawks, 
14 Osprey and a Coopers Hawk. There was some drama as the peregrines tended not 
to tolerate other raptors in their airspace. 

Other species seen were Gb Heron, Gr Egrets, several Cormorants and Flickers.
It was a pleasant way to spend the morning on a beautiful day.

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Subject: Re: Has anyone see the Connecticut Warbler this afternoon+
From: Carole Griffiths <Carole.Griffiths AT liu.edu>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:49:50 +0000
?

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Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:42 PM
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prospect Park/Kings County Connecticut Warbler +

The park was quite active mid to late morning with the highlight being a very 
bright Connecticut Warbler on the peninsula. Other highlights included two 
Philadelphia Vireos and 16 species of warbler (without seeing a Golden-winged 
Warbler reported by others). 


A complete list with some photos can be seen at this Ebird link.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31592975

Good birding,

Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY
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Subject: Prospect Park/Kings County Connecticut Warbler +
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:42:47 -0400
The park was quite active mid to late morning with the highlight being a
very bright Connecticut Warbler on the peninsula. Other highlights included
two Philadelphia Vireos and 16 species of warbler (without seeing a
Golden-winged Warbler reported by others).

A complete list with some photos can be seen at this Ebird link.

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Subject: Robt. Moses SP - Suffolk - Philadelphia Vireo, Royal Terns
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:02:11 +0000
I spent from 8-10 at field 5 of Robt. Moses this morning. Passerine activity 
was low, but there were a few warblers in the pine grove between the hawk watch 
and lighthouse: Palm, Pine, Redstart, Yellow, Common Yellowthroat and possible 
Parula. There was 1 Red eyed and 1 Philadelphia Vireo along the boardwalk, at 
times foraging in the low bushes allowing excellent looks. 2 Royal Terns flew 
over from the bay towards the ocean. 


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Subject: Central Park, NYC 9/14 (& prior days)
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:14:00 -0400
Wednesday, 14 September, 2016 (& some prior days)
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

While migrant diversity dropped off considerably in the past several  
days, there have been some ongoing nice birds around; some highlights  
both current & slightly belated:

An adult Red-headed Woodpecker, first found on Monday 9/12 in the  
Ramble by Steven Chang, & seen soon afterwards that day by David  
Barrett with S.C. [personal comm. w/both observers] - & seen  
subsequently by additional observers, has lingered thru at least Wed.,  
9/14 - & was again being seen in the same areas in the heart of the  
Ramble, including some forays by the Red-headed into a for-now-closed- 
to-public (Ramble) work area, where it may be spending some of its  
visit to the park; this bird can sometimes be quite high in the trees,  
& has been vocal at times - easy to listen for & birders will want to  
confirm it visually in this park.

A Marsh Wren was a nice (annual in Central, but easy to miss) find on  
Friday (9/9) when a Virginia Rail was first being observed by the lake/ 
edge of Ramble, with at least several observers.

An apparent Orchard Oriole (closely-observed by several birders) was  
found in the Ramble Saturday (9/10) and is getting quite late for this  
species, often on its way south even in late July (& in August) from  
our region, with fewer reports after this time of the season.

-  -  -  -  -
A slew of new arrivals for these next several days will prompt many  
fresh reports!  And if anyone is not aware, the great Broad-winged  
Hawk migration is underway in the region with watch sites in central  
New England now finding more than 500 Broad-wings per day at some  
sites, the peak flights for them will be somewhere in the next 7-10  
days around southern NY & adjacent areas. (get thee to a ridge or  
other site to see some of this while it is possible!)

In a fewer number of (other, various) locations, some within 100 miles  
or so of Manhattan, there have been both Red & White-winged Crossbills  
(mostly Red) and Evening Grosbeak, & there are some Purple Finches  
showing in the NYC parks here & there just lately, while the Red- 
breasted Nuthatches continue to pour through in near-unprecedented  
numbers at some locations (morning-flight surveys by experienced  
observers at the famous dike-watch in Cape May, N.J. have had single- 
day (a.m.) flights of this nuthatch species in the 70+(numbers) range  
on some days, & it is near-impossible now to count accurately within  
most (non-shore) city parks unless there is a (large) team present to  
make the count simultaneously as these visitors can be very mobile  
seeking food now; in any event, the species continues to be nearly- 
abundant in some areas in Central Park as in some other city parks-  
and they may still be coming on.

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and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends  
otherwise." - Aldo Leopold (18871948), U.S. wildlife biologist,  
conservationist, professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand  
County Almanac" (1949), which has sold more than two million copies.

good -and quiet- observations to all, & thanks to the many who observe  
with courtesy & respect to all the birds & their fellow birders,

Tom Fiore
Manhattan






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Subject: NYS eBird Hotspots: Westchester County Completed
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:34:03 -0400
All the of the hotspots for Westchester County now have wiki pages similar
to the Top 10 location pages. The difference between the Top 10 and these
is there are no color highlights for the hotspots based on the spp. # and
the total spp. # is not shown in the Bar Chart tables. This keeps
maintenance down to a minimum allowing for more pages to be created for the
rest of the counties.

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

Please take a look at the new Westchester Co. pages. There is a section
labeled "Description" for each hotspot or hotspot with sublocations which
has been filled in for a few sites including "Angle Fly Preserve" and "Twin
Lakes Park, Eastchester". If you know of webpages that are a good fit for
the description section please pass these on. There is a contact link on
the wiki page's left sidebar so you can send me an email.

Now there are two complete counties on the wiki including New York County.

Enjoy!
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Manhattan, NYC
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Subject: CASPIAN & ROYAL TERNS Queens Co.
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:12:39 -0400
Gulling at Breezy Point, Queens County on Monday evening was not quite 
rewarding save for the many plumages of Great Black-backed Gulls that Mei Yee 
and I were able to study at length. 


During our Gulling, we came across what was very likely the same two CASPIAN 
TERNS that we reported on the 5th. An adult and juvenile. Along with the 
CASPIANS were 2 ROYAL TERNS. 


Not much in terms of shorebirds save for the build up of Sanderlings. One 
flagged individual was too fat for an accurate read out of the entire code and 
I spent a frustrating 1/2 hour trying to coax it to flash its bling. 


On the 4 Wheel drive trail, we pulled out a nicely plumaged Philadelphia Vireo. 
The only notable passerine, although admittedly we did not try hard for them 
since our focus was on Gulls. 


A digiscoped shot of the CASPIAN and ROYAL TERNS can be seen here via my 
Twitter feed https://twitter.com/birdingdude/status/775967105393000448 


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Subject: Seatuck Long Island Birding Challenge - Saturday Sep 24
From: pjlindsay AT optonline.net
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:06:53 -0400 (EDT)
Greetings, Long Island birders!

Please join us for the third annual Long Island Birding Challenge on 
Saturday September 24, sponsored by the Seatuck Environmental 
Association.

Our team, the Captree Counters, and others will be scouring Long 
Island to tally as many common and unusual species as we can in an 
attempt to unseat the two-time champions, Pteam Ptarmigeddon, while 
promoting birding, conservation and environmental preservation around 
our region.

A lively compilation and delicious dinner will follow our day in the 
field, held at Seatuck's headquarters, the Scully estate in Islip.

To register, and for more information, click here:

https://www.seatuck.org/index.php/2016-birding-challenge

Hope to see you there!

Patricia Lindsay and Shai Mitra

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Subject: Brooklyn Bird Club Evening Presentation
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:44:55 -0400
*Tuesday, September 20th, 7:00 P.M.*

*Great Gull Island*


*Presenters: Helen Hays and Joe DiCostanzo*


*Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
 at Grand Army Plaza*

Helen Hays and Joe DiCostanzo, researchers at the Museum of Natural
History, will present highlights from more than 40 years of research,
monitoring and habitat support of the nesting Roseate and Common terns on
Great Gull Island in Eastern Long Island Sound. Currently a record 9,500
Common tern pairs and 1300 Roseate tern pairs nest there. Discovery of
abnormal nestlings sounded the early warnings on toxic levels of PCBs in
the Sound in the 1970’s. A large number of volunteers assist during the
breeding season, and the project has partners in South America where they
discovered the first concentration of Roseate terns in the non-breeding
season.

http://www.brooklynbirdclub.org/meetings.htm

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Subject: Black-crowned versus Yellow-crowned Nigh Heron juveniles
From: Glenn Wilson <wilson AT stny.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:31:56 -0400
I really only wanted to post once to this group because it sends emails to
over 1,000 birders.
 
The link I sent out yesterday pointed to two pages containing errors.
 
The first error was obvious - the Phalarope was a Red-Necked, not a
Wilson's.
Even I knew this but for some reason I wrote its title wrong.
 
now for the juvenile Night-Herons:
 
The first Night-Heron I saw I correctly ID'd it as a Yellow-crowned. I added
it to my eBird report.
The next Night-Heron's I saw included two adult Black-crowned and a
juvenile.
Ah - without thinking, I must have been wrong and without checking, changed 
my eBird report to juvenile Black-crowned.
 
After posting the link, Peter Post told me the juvenile was a
Yellow-crowned.
That made me feel good - I put it back to its original and fixed the eBird
report.
 
Then I added a picture showing all three Night-Herons.
 
Then Hugh McGuinness told me the rightmost juvenile in the picture of three
was in fact a Black-crowned.
At the time I was down in the river with my iPhone hunting for shore birds
and was very confused.
 
I came home and studied the pictures and Crossley's - Well, how about that!
I had seen TWO juveniles.
 
I seriously THANK Peter and Hugh for helping me get these straight.
 
The pictures and their titles should now be correct:
 
http://www.wilsonswarblers.com/html_trips/2016_09_06.html
 
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Subject: 9/11 Birding from Cupsogue...
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:42:04 -0400
Mei Yee and I birded the Cupsogue flats on Sunday during the falling and
rising tides. The numbers of shorebirds were down as expected for this time
of the year especially in the "peep" department.

In all, we had a total of 17 species of shorebirds. The shorebird
highlights included 158 RED KNOTS, which included 2 juveniles. 2 PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS which included 1 juvenile, 4 WESTERN WILLETS all appearing to be
young uns and 1 WHIMBREL (juvenile).

Non shorebirding highlights on the flats included 56 ROYAL TERNS 3 COMMON
TERNS and 2 FORSTER'S TERNS.

Seawatching, was yet again non productive with 1 tubenose too far out to
make a "proper" call.
On the gulling front, we did document a 3rd CYC LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
briefly in the parking lot before it was flushed by arriving beach goers.

"Birding is not like Pokemoning - nothing imaginary unless you are
Stringing" :-)


Cheers,

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

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林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
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Subject: Central Park NYC - Monday Sept. 12, 2016 -14 warblers, Bald Eagle, Osprey, etc.
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:32:35 -0400
Central Park NYC  
Monday Sept. 12, 2016 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from 
Strawberry Fields at 9am with some pre-walk birding in Strawberry Fields from 
8-9am. 


Highlights: On Monday the group saw 14 Wood Warbler species, Bald Eagle, 
Osprey, American Kestrel & Peregrine Falcon. Overall the birding was slow. 
Saturday was the best day this weekend with good numbers of birds and the most 
diversity. There were fewer birds Sunday and even fewer Monday. 


Gadwall - pair in eclipse plumage Turtle Pond
Mallard - 6 Turtle Pond
Chimney Swift 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Tupelo Field, Maintenance Field, Oven
Herring Gull - flyovers
Osprey - flyover Strawberry Fields (Jeff Ward), high flyover Maintenance Field
Bald Eagle - high flyover Maintenance Field
Red-tailed Hawk - 3 circling over Maintenance Field, 1 perched over Central 
Park West 

Red-bellied Woodpecker - Great Lawn, Summer House Swamp
Downy Woodpecker - female Upper Lobe
Northern Flicker - 3 Summer House Swamp
American Kestrel - female seen from Warbler Rock
Peregrine Falcon - heard & seen flying over west side
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Strawberry Fields, Summer House Swamp, Tupelo Field (Deb & 
m.ob. before walk) 

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Maintenance Field (Deb before walk - bird found by 
Doug Futuyma) 

Philadelphia Vireo - 2 Strawberry Fields one making Philly alarm call (8am 
pre-walk Will Papp, Jeff Ward, Bob Ruvolo & Bob DeCandido) 

Warbling Vireo - Strawberry Fields
Red-eyed Vireo - Tupelo Field
Blue Jay
American Crow - flock of 4 flying over Sparrow Rock
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 18 (1 Strawberry Fields, 3 Turtle Pond in cypress, 14 
Pinetum) 

White-breasted Nuthatch - Summer House Swamp
Carolina Wren - singing Warbler Rock (Deb & Neal Emond before walk)
Blue-gray Gnatchatcher - Strawberry Fields
Swainson's Thrush - 3 Sparrow Rock (Jeff Ward)
Gray Catbird - various locations
Brown Thrasher - south of Azalea Pond (Jeff Ward, Maintenance Field (Deb before 
walk) 

House Finch - Sparrow Rock, male Tanner's Spring
American Goldfinch - Sparrow Rock (Jeff Ward)
Ovenbird - 2 (Strawberry Fields & Humming Tombstone)
Northern Waterthrush - mouth of Gill (Jeff Ward), Oven (after walk Deb)
Black-and-white Warbler - several
Common Yellowthroat - Pinetum, Strawberry Fields
American Redstart - Upper Lobe, Summer House Swamp, male at Warbler Rock, etc.
Cape May Warbler - Strawberry Fields (pre-walk 8:15am Bob Ruvolo)
Northern Parula - Warbler Rock
Magnolia Warbler - Maintenance Field, Warbler Rock
Yellow Warbler - Strawberry Fields (pre-walk Bob Ruvolo & Jeff Ward)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Maintenance Field
Black-throated Blue Warbler - female Maintenance Field (Jeff Ward)
Pine Warbler - Strawberry Fields (pre-walk Bob Ruvolo & Jeff Ward)
Black-throated Green Warbler - Turtle Pond, Iphigene's Walk (Deb before walk)
Wilson's Warbler - Maintenance Field (Carine Mitchell)
Scarlet Tanager - Maintenance Field (Bob Ruvolo)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - hatch-year male Oven, others seen before & after walk 
in other Jewelweed patches 

Common Grackle - small flocks
Baltimore Oriole - Weather Station, Strawberry Fields

Felipe Pimentel photographed a Canada Warble in the Ramble. 

A Red-headed Woodpecker was found and reported by David Barrett at around 1pm 
at Azalea Pond. 


Notable Insects: Black Saddlebags & Wandering Glider at Turtle Pond, Monarch 
butterfly Maintenance Field. 


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Subject: Central Park NYC - Sunday Sept. 11, 2016 Hooded Warbler, Bald Eagle & Osprey
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:31:47 -0400
Central Park NYC 
Sunday Sept. 11, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the 
Boathouse Cafe at 9am. 


Highlights: 15 species of Wood Warblers including a male Hooded Warbler; Bald 
Eagle & Osprey overhead. 


Mallard
Mourning Dove - small flock various locations
Chimney Swift - 20-30 overhead Boathouse (Jo Fasciolo)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Shakespeare Garden (Bob before walk)
Black-crowned Night-Heron - hatch-year East side of Turtle Pond (Haskel 
Eisenstein) 

Osprey - high flyover Warbler Rock
Bald Eagle - high flyover Great Lawn (Adam Fasciolo)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Boathouse, Oven
Downy Woodpecker - Locust Grove
Northern Flicker - 2 s. of Maint Fld., 2 Locust Grove
Eastern Wood-Pewee - S. of Maint Fld (Patty Pike), 1 o2 Pinetum (Andrea Hessel)
Great Crested Flycatcher - Pinetum
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 (Boathouse Hill (Mayra & Noa Cruz, Peter Haskel), Summer 
House Swamp) 

Red-breasted Nuthatch - many Pinetum 
House Wren - Warbler Rock
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - wouth of Maintenance Field
Gray Catbird
Ovenbird - Shakespeare Garden
Northern Waterthrush - Shakespeare Garden (Bob before walk)
Black-and-white Warbler - 7
Common Yellowthroat - 3 (Shakespeare Garden, King of Poland, Upper Lobe)
Hooded Warbler - male between Tupelo Field and Humming Tombstone (Mark 
Siegeltuch) 

American Redstart - at least 15 including 3 adult males
Northern Parula - 4
Magnolia Warbler - 3 (Boathouse Hill, Tupelo, Summer House Swamp (Alli))
Yellow Warbler - 4 
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Summer House
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 3 (female S. of Maint Fld., male Humming 
Tombstone, hatch-year male Great Lawn) 

Palm Warbler - 2 (western subspecies) Pinetum
Pine Warbler - Pinetum (Sandra Critelli)
Prairie Warbler - Belvedere Castle
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 King of Poland
Scarlet Tanager - King of Poland (Jo & Adam Fasciolo)
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle - small flocks
Baltimore Oriole - 2 Balancing Rock

My apologies for the delay in posting the report,

Deborah Allen

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Subject: Croton Point Park
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:55:17 +0000
This morning Charlie Roberto and I spent about an hour at CPP hoping to run 
into passerine movement. We didn't. Unless a single northern Parula counts as a 
movement. However it was great for raptors a kestrel chased off a perched 
broadwing (unusual for CPP, except flyovers) and an osprey chased off a perched 
(in perfect light) adult peregrine with a full crop who then reciprocated. 
Harrier over landfill and both vultures. Also had 4 house wrens. 


It's always nice to run into old friends and former birding pals at the Point. 


L. Trachtenberg 
Ossining

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Subject: Jones Beach & Jamaica Bay
From: Glenn Wilson <wilson AT stny.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:28:52 -0400
Thanks to the many people who helped me find the Jones Beach ponds last week. 
Here is a link to the Red-necked Phalarope seen in the ponds and other birds 
who allowed me to see them: 
http://www.wilsonswarblers.com/html_trips/2016_09_06.html 


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:19:26 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - 
   - September 12, 2016
*  NYSY  09. 12.16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):September 05, 
2016 - September 12, 2016to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering 
upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma 
Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, 
Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: September 12  AT 
5:00 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of September 05, 2015. 

Highlights--------------
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONAMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERSTILT SANDPIPERBAIRD’S 
SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERWILSON’S PHALAROPERED PHALAROPELONG-TAILED 
JAEGERCOMMON NIGHTHAWKYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERPHILADELPHIA VIREOLINCOLN’S 
SPARROWPINE SISKIN 


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

     Another good week for SHOREBIRDS with 15 species reported including 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, LONG and SHORT BILLED DOWITCHERS, WILSON’S PHALAROPE, 
STILT SANDPIPER and BAIRD’S SANDPIPER. Most birds were reported at the 
Visitor’s Center and along the Wildlife Trail. Baird’s Sandpiper and Stilt 
Sandpiper were seen only at Morgan Road. 10 species of WARBLERS were reported 
also.     9/5: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A 
PHILADELPHIA VIREO was found along Towpath Road.     9/10: A YELLOW-BELLIED 
FLYCATCHER was seen on Towpath Road. 


Onondaga County------------
     9/7: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen along the Seneca River south 
of Phoenix.     9/9: 7 Shorebird species including SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER and 
PECTORAL SANDPIPER were seen at Van Buren Park south of Baldwinsville.     
9/10: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was see at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. 
A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the Dewitt Landfill.     9/11: A 
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen on the Creekwalk north of Hiawatha Boulevard 
in Syracuse. 


Oswego County------------
     9/8: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen at Derby Hill.     9/9: A 
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at a private residence in Hastings.     
9/11: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at the Great Bear Recreation Area north of 
Phoenix. A LONG-TAILED JAEGER was seen and photographed at Derby Hill. 


Madison County------------
     9/5: 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS were seen at the Sky High Sod Farm on 
Lakeport Road. A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was seen on Bradley Brook Resivoir south 
of West Eaton.     9/6: A RED PHALAROPE was seen on Bradley Brook resivoir. 


Oneida County------------
     9/7: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at the Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary 
south of Clinton.     9/10: A PINE SISKIN. a PHILADELPHIA VIREO and a 
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER were all seen at the Spring Farm Nature Center. 


Herkimer County-------------
     9/7: A PINE SISKIN was seen on Soncody Road north of West Winfield.


 --end report 
    
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Subject: Shorebirds-Cupsogue Area-Westhampton Dunes
From: <lstocker AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:14:07 -0400
Jim Cullen and I birded the low tide this morning at the Cupsogue Beach area 
spending most of our 3 hrs.on “Bird Island” just to the west of 
Cupsogue(tidal island accessible only at low tide by boat).This area was loaded 
with birds with many hundreds of Sanderling being the most numerous species.Of 
note were 120 Red Knot;not a single one was tagged or flagged.Also,we had nice 
views of a juvenile Western Sandpiper,two Dunlin and two very cooperative 
Pectoral Sandpipers.We also had two calling Whimbrel fly over and plenty of 
competition with diving raptors scaring thousands of birds up at once. 

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Subject: Red-headed WP, Central Park, NYC 9/12
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:52:03 -0400
Monday, 12 September, 2016
Central Park, Manhattan, NYC

An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER has been found in the Azalea Pond area  
of the Central Park Ramble at about 1 pm this Monday afternoon, thanks  
to Steve Chang & others for the reporting on this;  a nice assortment  
of freshly-arrived other migrants are all about the park with pockets  
of good activity in about every corner;

more than a few birders out a bit early were delighted with the  
sighting of Common Nighthawk[s] which have actually been somewhat  
regular in evenings, particularly as seen from the north end, but  
should be possible as well at such locations as the Great Lawn &  
perhaps the Sheep Meadow where a good swath of sky may be seen, as  
well as from the Belvedere Castle pavillion area & scanning the sky to  
the north, east & west.

Perhaps a further report later, as warranted; a variety of typical  
migrants were about in Central with warblers still in good variety &  
numbers, as well as flycatchers and some thrushes, vireos, a few  
sparrows, and more - the slightest signs of real "fall" [birds] are  
there, if sought;  we all might keep ears & eyes out for any finch fly- 
bys as things are happening in that "family" in our region!

It may be added that a Red-headed Woodpecker was observed as a fly- 
through on Hook Mountain (hawk-watch site) in eastern Rockland County  
NY this past Saturday 9/10, by the counter & observers there, Danielle  
Gustafson & Bradley Klein on duty for the watch that day.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability  
and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends  
otherwise." - Aldo Leopold  (18871948), U.S. wildlife biologist,  
conservationist, professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand  
County Almanac" (1949), which has sold more than two million copies.

good luck,

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Subject: this morning in Central Park
From: Douglas Futuyma <dfutuyma AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:58:35 -0400
Anders Peltomaa and I birded Central Park from 7:00 until 10:30 this
morning, from the Pinetum and Shakespeare Garden through the Ramble and
Maintenance to the Oven and the Point (and back),  Our experience conforms
to Tim Healy's report from West End (Jones Beach), minus Dickcissel and
flyover Bobolinks. Migrants were surprisingly sparse; we finished with only
6 species of warblers. Other sightings included several Swainson's
Thrushes, Red-eyed Vireos, and Eastern Wood Pewees, and single
White-throated Sparrow, Baltimore Oriole, House Wren, Great Crested
Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Common Nighthawk (flyover). We
arrived at Maintenance too late for most of the birds that had been seen by
other observers, including 9 species of warblers.

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Subject: Robert Moses State Park Birds (Suffolk Co.)
From: Ken Feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:32:51 -0400
In anticipation of finally witnessing a Fall passerine migration we headed 
overt to RMSP this morning. On arriving at 6:45 AM, we noted that the winds 
were light out of the N/NE, and there was a smattering of migrants (primarily 
warblers) making they way down the beach. One of our first birds was a 
Yellow-breasted Chat, observed near the dumpster in the NW corner of the Field 
2 parking lot. A calling Dickcissel was along the 4-wheel drive road out to 
Democrat Point. On heading back to our car at about 8:00AM we observed a silent 
Common Raven heading west down the beach, our first for RMSP. Once the winds 
picked up out of the NE, migration came to an abrupt halt, having left us a 
window of about an hour and a half to actually see some bird movement. We went 
down to West End to see if there was any activity, but the only thing of note 
was an American Woodcock flushed from the grove of trees at the West End 
turn-around. 


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Subject: Jones Beach report, 9/12
From: Timothy Healy <tph56 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:09:29 -0400
I took advantage of a day off from work to check out the beach at first light. 
The winds looked favorable, the radar was busy, and last night at Lido Beach 
there were almost constantly flight calls of migrants passing overhead. Jones 
experienced an initially promising, modest flight of birds at sunrise, but the 
activity was short-lived. By 8:30 many of the passage birds had moved through 
and there was little to be found on continued sweeps of the area. My previous 
post described the highlight of the morning, a Dickcissel seen and heard along 
the fisherman's road near the Coast Guard Station. After being discovered at 
6:55, the bird was heard once more around 7:25. Subsequent visits by other 
birders failed to relocate this individual. Bobolinks were the stars of the 
show, with 36 tallied passing overhead mostly early in the day. Redstarts and 
Yellowthroats led the warbler charge, and I found singles of Black-and-white, 
Magnolia, Palm, Yellow, and Parula. A very drab first-year female Cape May and 
one Black-throated Blue of each sex rounded out the family, though many other 
warblers were passing overhead with the dawn flight. Red-breasted Nuthatches 
continue to dominate the landscape, and catbirds were also conspicuous and 
numerous. Other expected landbirds were present in small numbers. Around 9:45, 
I spotted an aerial chase apparently involving several Merlins over the 
turnaround, but raising my binoculars revealed that one of the three birds was 
actually a Common Nighthawk which continued west. 


A brief stop at Hempstead Lake on the way home found it dry and mostly quiet. 
Ovenbird and Northern Waterthrush were added to the day list, alongside Parula, 
Redstart, and two more female-type Black-throated Blues. 


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Subject: Dickcissel at Jones Beach
From: Tim Healy <tph56 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:59:10 -0400
I've found a Dickcissel along the fisherman's road near the coast guard station 
at Jones Beach. Heard repeatedly and seen atop a bush to the west of the road. 
Over a dozen Bobolink flyovers in first 20 minutes here. Warblers and others 
heard but I'm just getting started. 


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Subject: Central Park, New York City 9/11 & 9/10
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:00:15 -0400
We of this great city reflect and remember on this day and give our  
blessings to those who are not with us now and to those many who gave  
the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow citizens.
one smaII remembrance - " I'm on the 35th floor, okay, okay? Just  
relay to the command post we're trying to get up. There's numerous  
civilians at all stairwells, numerous burn injuries are coming down.  
I'm trying to send them down first. Apparently it's above the 75th  
floor. I don't know if they got there yet. Okay, Three Truck and we  
are still heading up. Okay? Thank you. " (*FDNY radio transcript from  
9/11/2001, released 8/16/ 2006.)  Captain (Pat) Patrick "Paddy" J.  
Brown, F.D.N.Y. (& U.S.M.C. -Sgt.- Vietnam-2 tours;  6-time NYC  
Marathoner), who with two fuII tours (shifts) of his men from Ladder  
Company 3 traveled to their final firefighting, 15 years ago;  Company  
Three was created on September 11, 1865.    Every person is remembered  
who we lost on that fatefuI day and in the days and years to foIIow  
from this history we share.

-   -   -   -   -   -   -
Sunday & Saturday, 11 & 10 September, 2016 -
Central Park, Manhattan, New York City

This 2nd weekend in September, despite some hot, humid, summer weather  
has seen a good migration including ongoing very good diversity, which  
especially from about 100 Street south within Central Park, and  
highlighted by more than 25 species of warblers each day, & as many as  
29 warbler species (if not more) for the 2 days, as found by many,  
many scores of birders; two standouts among the migrants being a  
Yellow-breasted Chat for a 2nd time this "fall" - and with 2 further  
locations for Connecticut Warbler[s] now having been seen in at least  
3 or more separate areas in the park this "fall", the chat rightly  
noted as among the least-often found species amongst the warblers that  
do show annually in Central - & it may be known to many that this  
species is actually seen by more observers in NYC in the "winter"  
season overall, when individuals sometimes linger in (sometimes odd)  
sites where they may be more conducive to observation.

Reports came in of an American Bittern by the Azalea Pond, found first  
by birder Kyu Lee on Saturday morning, who observed it to move to near  
the Point; and seen again first on Sunday by birder Brenda Inskeep at  
the same 'generaI' area, from the Point, & perhaps stiIl around the  
lake-shore;  this is a somewhat early date for the species in Central  
where it is of course not at all common or really expected, yet shows  
semi-annually, albeit often shyly in such a busy inner-urban location.  
The bittern could well still be present in the park or it may have had  
sense enough to move on to quieter quarters!   In addition, there were  
many, many other highlights and the north end of the park did see more  
bird activity as of Sunday, while areas south of about 100th Street  
stayed a bit more so (and of course with easily 50+ times more  
observers in the Ramble & vicinity than elsewhere- a normal  
situation).  A Virginia Rail was still present at about first Iight on  
Saturday, but couId not be re-found as the sun rose;  a few shorebird  
species that were present at the reservoir's dike (now much exposed in  
its center areas) couId no Ionger be seen after the wind-shift, by  
Sunday afternoon aIthough many guIIs continued there thru near- 
sundown, with 4 (typicaIIy-seen, this time of year) guII species  
present as weII as a Iingering Pied-biIIed Grebe east of the dike,  
where mainly seen.  A good variety of raptors were on the move very  
late on Sunday, and a few were also seen ahead of the wind-shift; a N.  
Harrier being the less-regular of these in Central (in contemporary  
times!)   While diversity of species appears quite good now amongst  
migrants, this is aided by so many of 'our' (north American) breeding  
warblers headed through now, & in fact with many more species to come  
in weeks ahead: waterfowl, more raptors, sparrows & kin, & others, the  
diversity is expected to pick up even as warbler diversity most likely  
drops off as expected.

Interesting but not at all extraordinary nor unusual were a few Purple  
Finches in the north end on Sunday; with the near-explosion of Red- 
breasted Nuthatches being widely noted (finally!) by observers all  
around the northeast & mid-Atlantic, plus some intriguing sightings of  
Red Crossbills not so very far from even NY City, & a very few Evening  
Grosbeak reports having come in all this summer from areas in the non- 
boreal parts of the northeast, this may be an interesting autumn &  
winter, a little time & close observation may tell us as these seasons  
change.

thanks to the many offering reports and birding in a quiet,  
respectful, and courteous manner.

among the sightings for the 2 days of the weekend, 9/10 & 9/11 2016 at  
Central Park, N.Y.C:

Pied-billed Grebe (reservoir)
Double-crested Cormorant (multiple)
AMERICAN BITTERN (Ramble, on Saturday)
Great Blue Heron (the Pond, & elsewhere at times)
Great Egret (north end fIy-overs, ongoing)
Snowy Egret (north end fIy-overs, still going)
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron (muItipIe Iocations)
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall (muItipIe Iocations)
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler

Osprey (fly-overs)
Bald Eagle (fly-over, Sunday)
Northern Harrier (fly-over, Sunday)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (fly-overs)
Cooper's Hawk (fly-overs)
Red-tailed Hawk (muItipIe Iocations)
American Kestrel (muItipIe Iocations)
Peregrine Falcon

Virginia Rail (v. early Saturday only-?)

Greater Yellowlegs (reservoir, Sunday)
Solitary Sandpiper (reservoir, Sunday)
Spotted Sandpiper (reservoir)

Least Sandpiper (reservoir, Sat-Sun)

Laughing Gull (regular recentIy reservoir)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull

Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo (north end, Saturday)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (severaI)

Common Nighthawk (few noted, evenings)
Chimney Swift (common & many noted)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (common and some flying thru on diurnal  
migrations)

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker (muItipIe Iocations)

Olive-sided Flycatcher (Great HiII, Sunday)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (muItipIe Iocations)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Empidonax [genus] Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird (muItipIe locations and some flying thru on diurnal  
migrations)

Yellow-throated Vireo (muItipIe Iocations)
Warbling Vireo (many)
Philadelphia Vireo (near Blockhouse, Sunday)
Red-eyed Vireo (many)

Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse

Red-breasted Nuthatch (dozens are continuing daiIy now)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1, north end, Sunday)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (muItipIe Iocations)

Catharus [genus] thrush species ("gray-cheeked" types, possibly of the  
rarer species)
Veery (muItipIe Iocations)
Swainson's Thrush (muItipIe Iocations)
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird (multiple Iocations)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (muItipIe Iocations)

Blue-winged Warbler (still at Ieast severaI)
Tennessee Warbler (severaI, ramble & north end)
Nashville Warbler (severaI)
Northern Parula (more than a few)
Yellow Warbler (multiple)
Chestnut-sided Warbler(multiple)
Magnolia Warbler(muItipIe)
Cape May Warbler (at least several, various locations in addition to  
Pinetum)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (multiple)
Myrtle [aka "form of" Yellow-rumped] Warbler (few)
Black-throated Green Warbler (multiple)
Blackburnian Warbler (female, Summit Rock on Sunday)
Pine Warbler (severaI)
Prairie Warbler (at least severaI)
Palm Warbler (modest numbers, "eastern" form)
Bay-breasted Warbler (ramble and north end)
Blackpoll Warbler (at least severaI)
Black-and-white Warbler (multiple)
American Redstart (very common)
Worm-eating Warbler (several locations)
Ovenbird (multiple)
Northern Waterthrush (multiple locations)
Connecticut Warbler (ramble in at least 2 separate locations)
Mourning Warbler (north end, near the Blockhouse, Sunday)
Common Yellowthroat (common)
Hooded Warbler (severaI)
Wilson's Warbler (severaI)
Canada Warbler (severaI)
Yellow-breasted CHAT (Sat & Sun, near east end of ramble)

Scarlet Tanager (muItipIe Iocations)
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow (small numbers)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (muItipIe Iocations)

Bobolink (earIy fIy-bys both weekend days & on prior days aIso)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole (muItipIe Iocations)

Purple Finch (few, Sunday earIy am)
House Finch
American Goldfinch (muItiple Iocations)
House Sparrow

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

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

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

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

good birding to all -
respectfully,

Tom Fiore,
Manhattan
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