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 
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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