Central Park NYC 
Monday Oct. 17, 2016
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on bird walk starting from Strawberry Fields 
at 9am, with pre-walk birding there from 7:45-9:00am. 

Highlights: Six Species of Wood Warblers. Birds were very active before 9am. 
Best locations today: Strawberry Fields (early), Shakespeare Garden, and the 
Pinetum. Some American Robins and blackbirds flying south (early). 

Canada Goose - Lake
Mallard - Lake
Mourning Dove
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - Turtle Pond
Cooper's Hawk - 3 (2 flyovers, one on lawn in Pinetum)
Red-tailed Hawk - immature north of Met Museum (before walk)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 10
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - 5
Blue Jay
American Crow - flyover flock of 8 calling
Black-capped Chickadee - diminishing numbers - hemlock in Shakespeare Garden 
less active
Tufted Titmouse - 6 to 8
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 7 at 2 locations (numbers diminishing)
White-breasted Nuthatch - 5 (numbers diminishing)
Winter Wren - Summer House Swamp
Carolina Wren - pair summer House Swamp
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Strawberry Fields 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - abundant 50+
American Robin - flock of a dozen flying south circa 7:30am
Gray Catbird - fewer than 5
Northern Mockingbird - Strawberry Fields
Brown Thrasher - Strawberry Fields
American Goldfinch - Strawberry Fields
Common Yellowthroat - Strawberry Fields
American Redsart - Strawberry Fields (Mayra Cruz)
Northern Parula - 3 (Strawberry Fields, Shakespeare Garden, Maintenance Field)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - male Strawberry fields
Yellow-rumped Warbler - many areas with 20 in one Siberian Elm at the Pinetum
Black-throated Green  Warbler - Strawberry Fields (Linda Yuen)
Eastern Towhee - 5
Song Sparrow - a few in Strawberry Fields
Swamp Sparrow - the Gill
White-throated Sparrow various locations
Northern Cardinal - residents
Blackbird sp. - flock of 8 flying south circa 7:30am

Junko Suzuki tweeted a Bald Eagle at the Reservoir at 1:19pm on Monday Oct. 

A Red-headed Woodpecker was reported at the Maintenance Field in the Ramble at 
around 10 am on Tuesday (Oct. 18). The latest tweet (11:33am) from Joanne 
Wassmer indicated that the bird had moved to a black locust near the rustic 
shelter (Summer House). 

Deb Allen


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