Central Park NYC
Wednesday May 3, 2017
OBS: Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 
9am with some pre-walk birding at the Reservoir (Deb) and at the North End (Bob 

Highlights: 17 species of Wood Warblers (including 2 Cape Mays at Summit Rock), 
White-eyed Vireo, and an influx of Baltimore Orioles.

Canada Goose - pairs Reservoir & Turtle Pond
Gadwall - pair Reservoir
Mallard - Reservoir, Turtle Pond & Lake
Bufflehead - female Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 6 Reservoir
Mourning Dove - around 30
Herring Gull - 7 or 8 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - turtle Pond & Reservoir, plus flyovers
Red-tailed Hawk - Fifth Ave. nest & flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - residents
Great Crested Flycatcher - north of Summit Rock
Eastern Kingbird - Turtle Pond
White-eyed Vireo - singing at Upper Lobe
Blue-headed Vireo - Tanner's Spring, singing at Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock
Warbling Vireo - singing at Maintenance Field
Red-eyed Vireo - south side Turtle Pond
Blue Jay - residents
American Crow - heard
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Reservoir (Bob DeCandido)
Barn Swallow - Reservoir 
Tufted Titmouse - heard here & there
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Summit Rock, etc.
White-breasted Nuthatch - Sparrow Rock
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - not many
Veery - Upper Lobe
Swainson's Thrush - Weather Station & south of Azalea Pond
Hermit Thrush - Gill Source
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - residents
House Finch - 3 feeders
American Goldfinch - 2 south of Azalea Pond
Ovenbird - 3 (Maintenance Field & Tupelo Field)
Louisiana Waterthrush - Turtle Pond
Northern Waterthrush - Upper Lobe
Black-and-white Warbler - at least 12
Nashville Warbler - west end of Loch Wooden Bridge (Bob DeCandido)
Common Yellowthroat - 4
American Redstart - at least 6
Cape May Warbler - 2 males Summit Rock
Northern Parula - many locations
Magnolia Warbler - Turtle Pond, north of Summit Rock
Yellow Warbler -south side Turtle Pond, Summit Rock
Blackpoll Warbler - The Point (Noa Cruz)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - s. side Turtle Pond & the Point
Palm Warbler - Turtle Pond
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 20 to 30
Prairie Warbler - Upper Lobe (male & female), male north of Summit Rock, 
another male at Swampy Pin Oak after lunch
Black-throated Green Warbler - 8
Eastern Towhee - a few heard
Chipping Sparrow - Summit Rock, etc. 
Swamp Sparrow - Upper Lobe
White-throated Sparrow - fewer, but still plenty around
Northern Cardiinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male & female at feeders (Bob DeCandido)
Red-winged Blackbird - Turtle Pond, feeders, s. of Azalea Pond
Common Grackle- residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - Maintenance Field
Baltimore Oriole - fairly common including 4 in one tree at Summit Rock

Reliable reports of Black-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, American 
Bittern, Spotted Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker (adult), Summer Tanager, 
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, and Tennessee Warbler.

Many thanks to David Barrett, Noa & Mayra Cruz, Wendy Miller, George Beckwith, 
and visiting birders from California for the excellent bird spotting.

Deb Allen
For info on bird walks: www.birdingbob.com


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