Central Park, NYC 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, & many others

Highlights: Spotted Sandpiper, Belted Kingfisher, 11 species of Wood Warblers. 

Canada Goose - Turtle Pond, Lake & Reservoir
Mallard - Turtle Pond, Lake & Reservoir (on nest at Upper Lobe - John Day)
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - a few
Spotted Sandpiper - Turtle Pond
Herring Gull - flyovers & around 40 birds on the Reservoir in mid-afternoon
Great Black-backed Gull - around 20 on the Reservoir in mid-afternoon
Double-crested Cormorant - Lake & flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Upper Lobe (near Mallard nest) (David Barrett)
Red-tailed Hawk - flyovers including w over Sparrow Rock with Peregrine Falcon
Belted Kingfisher - Turtle Pond
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - still a male hanging around Black Locust appropriated by 
Peregrine Falcon - swooping at one of the Red-tailed Hawks over Sparrow Rock
Eastern Wood-Pewee - at least 3 (2 Shakespeare Garden - Ally & Louise Burns), 
Warbler Rock, others heard
Empidonax Flycatchers - see note below
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3 or 4 (Turtle Pond, Humming Tombstone, near Summer 
House, heard elsewhere)
Eastern Kingbird - (Warbler Rock & nesting at Turtle Pond)
Warbling Vireo - Maintenance Field
Red-eyed Vireo - at least 7
Blue Jay - residents
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Turtle Pond & Reservoir
Barn Swallow - Reservoir (see note below)
Tufted Titmouse - heard in Ramble
White-breasted Nuthatch - adult female Gill Overlook (early morning - Deb)
Veery - Source of the Gill (early morning - Deb)
Swainson's Thrush - one or two at gill Overlook
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
Cedar Waxwing - at least 15 (a few eating cherries in Shakespeare Garden)
Northern Waterthrush - nice views at Turtle Pond
Black-and-white Warbler - female Tanner's Spring
Mourning Warbler - male west of Pinetum near West Drive (thanks to John & 
Deborah Antory) - mid-afternoon
Common Yellowthroat - first-spring male singing in Shakespeare Garden
American Redstart - 6
Northern Parula - female Tanner's Spring
Magnolia Warbler - Tanner's Spring (Barbara Green), Upper Lobe
Blackburnian Warbler - male Summer House
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Tanner's Spring
Blackpoll Warbler - Tanner's Spring & the Point, others heard
Wilson's Warbler - the Point
White-throated Sparrow - Upper Lobe
Northern Cardinal - residents
Common Grackle - still nesting in Willow Oak at Turtle Pond
Baltimore Oriole - 4

Empidonax Flycatchers: David Barrett heard an Acadian Flycatcher at Warbler 
Rock and saw a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Humming Tombstone. Another bird at 
Humming Tombstone may have been a Least Flycatcher. 

Pat Dubren reported 4 Barn Swallows collecting mud (nesting material) north of 
the Reservoir Sunday afternoon (5/27). 

John Day reported crows nesting on a building at 64th Street and Central Park 

Renee Sasaki sent photos of a Marsh Wren at the Loch taken Saturday May 20. 

Deb Allen


NYSbirds-L List Info:

1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01

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