"Watch this space!" Look for some fascinating, and depressing information about this topic in the next couple of weeks!
Kevin Kevin J. McGowan, Ph.D. Project Manager Distance Learning in Bird Biology Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 k...@cornell.edu 607-254-2452 ________________________________ From: bounce-123920973-3493...@list.cornell.edu <bounce-123920973-3493...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Magnus Fiskesjo <magnus.fiske...@cornell.edu> Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:10 PM To: Laura Stenzler <l...@cornell.edu>; CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] Migrants What a lucky occasion! Such flocks seem rare. I have not seen any of these birds migrating this fall, no warblers, despite a number of excursions. I think I have seen just one Yellow-rumped warbler. In Lindsay Parsons the other day, the only migrants were 2-3 warbling vireos (also, a couple catbirds and goldfinches, but those would be local residents, I think?). Otherwise silent and rather empty, and most places seem pretty empty of birds ... is my admittedly unscientific overall sense. In birdbooks and online, one often sees notes on drastic declines in various birds, because of farming, poisons, etc. There was a discussion here earlier, involving experts on numbers of breeeding birds, and it was interesting to read, but also inconclusive, and I still wonder if there are things to read that sum up what we know of the overall big-picture decline of bird numbers, if that is what is happening? --yrs. Magnus Fiskesjö, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University McGraw Hall, Room 201. Ithaca, NY 14853, USA E-mail: magnus.fiske...@cornell.edu, or: n...@cornell.edu ________________________________________ From: bounce-123920880-84019...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-123920880-84019...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Laura Stenzler [l...@cornell.edu] Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:56 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Migrants Hi all, This evening between 5:30 and 7 pm there was a large migrant flock moving around our yard on Hunt Hill Rd, east of Ithaca. They went back and forth and generally stayed in the vicinity, which I found unusual and wonderful. As always, they were moving fast from spot to spot, hiding behind leaves and generally being a pain to identify. But I did see the following: Swainson's Thrush Robin Parula Warbler Magnolia Warbler Baybreasted Warbler Tennessee Warbler Black and White Warbler Chestnut sided Warbler Common Yellow Throat Red-eyed Vireo Catbird Chipping Sparrow Phoebe Eastern Wood pewee Titmouse Goldfinch Chickadee Hummingbird Plus a couple of warblers I was unsure about. Possible Pine Warbler and Blackpoll Warbler. But I am not confident about either. It was a fun and amazing 1 1/2 hours! Cheers! Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --