Central Park NYC - North End
Friday Oct. 14, 2016 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting at the 
Conservatory Garden at 9am. 

Highlights:flyover Bald Eagles (2), Osprey, American Kestrel, 8 species of Wood 
Warblers, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Purple Finch, and a nice selection of 

No early morning flight except for Herring Gulls heading east from Long Island 

Canada Goose
Gadwall - 12 Meer, pair 59th Street Pond (after walk)
Mallard - more than 30 Meer
Northern Shoveler - around 15 Meer, 20 on the Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 4 Meer
Mourning Dove
Herring Gull - flyovers and Reservoir (not many)
Ring-billed Gull - a few on the Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - Turtle Pond
Osprey - over the Meer 
Bald Eagle - 2 adults over the Green Bench & Meer (Paul Citrin)
Red-tailed Hawk - several, all flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - at least 20, more in the Pinetum, etc. later in the 
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - 8 (West Blowdown, Green Bench &Meer)
American kestrel - female pursued by 3 Blue Jays (Mayra Cruz)
Eastern Phoebe - 2 (Conservatory Garden, Grassy Knoll), another later in 
Shakespeare Garden
Blue-headed Vireo - 3 (1 Meer, 2 Wildflower Meadow before walk)
American Crow - flock of 8 calling over east side of the Meer
Blue Jay - many locations
Black-capped Chickadee - Conservatory Garden and Great Hill, many in 
Shakespeare Garden later
Tufted Titmouse - 2 (Great Hill & near Nutter's Battery)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2 Grassy Knoll, others later in Shakespeare Garden & 
the Pinetum
White-breasted Nuthatch - 10 (1 Meer, 2 Wildflower Meadow, 1 Grassy Knoll, 1 
Pool, others Pinetum, Sparrow Rock, etc.)
Brown Creeper - 2 (Grassy Knoll & Blockhouse)
Winter Wren - Azalea Pond (after walk)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 4 or 5 (Great Hill & Blockhouse)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet -more than 25 at the north end, many others farther south
Swainson's Thrush - Blockhouse
Hermit thrush - Blockhouse & Ramble
American Robin - everywhere
Gray Catbird - fewer
Northern Mockingbird - at least 8, 3 singing
Cedar Waxwing - flyover flock of around 7 near the Meer
House Finch - flock at the Meer
Purple Finch - Shakespeare Garden after walk (spotted by Will Papp)
American Goldfinch - adult with 2 hatch-year birds, one fluttering its wings to 
solicit feeding Wildflower Meadow
American Redstart - Lily Ponds (Geoff Hunt)
Cape May Warbler - 1 or 2 west side of Great Hill in elm (following #birdcp 
Northern Parula - 2 (Conservatory Garden, west side of the Pool), 2 others at 
the Pinetum later (Will Papp)
Blackpoll Warbler - 4 (Conservatory Garden, 2 Meer, Great Hill)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 4 (Lasker Rink/Pool, Conservatory Garden, pair 
compost area) 
Palm Warbler - 4 (2 Great Hill, conservatory Garden, compost area)
Pine Warbler - 3 (Dana Center, 2 in pines near compost)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - everywhere - at least 40 not counting the many seen 
later in the Pinetum
Eastern Towhee - at least 4 (Meer & Pool)
Chipping Sparrow - at least a dozen (Green Bench, Great Hill), at least 15 
Sparrow Rock later
Field Sparrow - 2 Lily Ponds, one later Sparrow Rock
Song Sparrow - many locations
Swamp Sparrow - 4 or 5 before walk (Wildflower Meadow & Conservatory Garden)
White-throated Sparrow - many
White-crowned Sparrow - hatch-year south side of the Pool
Dark-eyed Junco - at least 10 (Green Bench, West Blowdown), 
Common Grackle - around 40 Locust Grove after walk

Deb Allen

P. S. m.ob. stands for many observers.


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