Central Park NYC 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 
Robert DeCandido, Phd, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights:15 Species of Wood Warblers including Blue-winged, Tennessee, and 
Cape May Warblers; Flycatchers including an Eastern Phoebe at the Tupelo Field; 
and Green-winged Teal (3) at the Upper Lobe.

Canada Goose - 93 Reservoir
Mallard around 30
Northern Shoveler - 3 (2 males & 1 female) NE Reservoir
Gadwall - 2 NE Reservoir
Green-winged Teal - 3 Upper Lobe*
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift - 5 or 6 overhead in a couple of locations
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 Tupelo Field, others elsewhere
Ring-billed Gull - around 20 Reservoir
Herring Gull - around 30 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - at least 10 Reservoir
By 2:30pm gull numbers on the Reservoir had increased to at least 400 birds.
Double-crested Cormorant - 7 Reservoir
Osprey - 3 (Oak Bridge (Jo Fasciolo), Maintenance Field, Summer House)
Sharp-shinned Hawk - seen from Bow Bridge (Adam Fasciolo)
Red-tailed Hawk - the same immature with a heavily spotted breast seen twice 
overhead (Maint. Field & Oak Bridge)
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Northern Flicker - 3 or 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Upper Lobe
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe - Tupelo Field (Jo Fasciolo)
Red-eyed Vireo - several locations
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee - 2 (Sandra Critelli) 
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 (Humming Tombstone & Ramble)
House Wren - 2 (Willow Rock, Triplet's Bridge)
Carolina Wren - Willow Rock
Veery - Triplet's Bridge
Swainson's Thrush - Oak Bridge
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher - Belvedere Castle
Ovenbird - Tupelo Field (Jo Fasciolo)
Blue-winged Warbler - top of the Point
Black-and-white Warbler - 3
Tennessee Warbler - 3 (2 Turtle Pond (Bob - early a.m.), 1 just SW of Tanner's 
Common Yellowthroat - 3
American Redstart - adult male west side of Azalea Pond, others elsewhere
Cape May Warbler - 4 or 5
Northern Parula - 5
Magnolia Warbler - 8
Yellow Warbler - Turtle Pond (Bob - early a.m.)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 (Tupelo Field (Sandra Critelli), bridge south of 
Sparrow Rock, Sparrow Rock)
Blackpoll Warbler - 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler - Triplet's Bridge (Sandra Critelli)
Canada Warbler - Triplet's Bridge
Wilson's Warbler - west side of Azalea Pond
Scarlet Tanager - 3 (Upper Lobe, female Triplet's Bridge (Adam & Jo Fasciolo), 
male Triplet's Bridge (Carine Mitchell))
Northern Cardinal - adults and juveniles, still some begging calls heard from 
the young birds
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 (male King of Poland, female Balcony Bridge)

Roger Pasquier reported Olive-sided Flycatchers at Strawberry Fields and above 
the rock outcrop just west of Iphigene's Walk this morning. He also provided 
reliable reports of Philadelphia Vireos on Tuesday September 5th, Wednesday 
September 6th, and Friday August 25th.

Peter Haskel and Karen Evans reported a Scarlet Tanager and Pine Warbler on the 
east side of Turtle Pond. 

Pat Dubren reported American Goldfinches at Sparrow Rock and a continuing Palm 
Warbler (western) at the Locust Grove. 

*Gina Goldstein tweeted at 2:58pm that Janet Wooten had found Green-winged Teal 
and [a] Wood Duck at the Upper Lobe. We saw our 3 Green-winged Teal in dense 
shade at 8:36am., and I wasn't able to identify them until looking at them in 
Photoshop much later.

A number of nice birds got tweeted today including a Lark Sparrow at Triplet's 
Bridge at 9:58am from Mary Beth Kooper (later confirmed by Joe Giunta), and 
seen by others including David Barrett. This was followed by a tweet at 11:49am 
from Anthony Collerton of a Connecticut Warbler at Sparrow Rock, presumably the 
bird found by Ryan Zucker on Friday. Then David Barrett tweeted a Lincoln's 
Sparrow at Sparrow Rock at 12:00pm. A Tennessee Warbler close to Tanner's 
Spring, tweeted by Martin Sandler at 2:22pm, was likely the same bird found by 
Richard ZainEldeen. 

My apologies for any omissions and under-counts,

Deb Allen


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