-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov. 24, 2017
* NYNY1711.24

- Birds Mentioned

ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER+
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)


GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Cackling Goose
TUNDRA SWAN
Eurasian Wigeon
KING EIDER
Great Shearwater
Northern Gannet
CATTLE EGRET
Common Gallinule
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Long-billed Dowitcher
DOVEKIE
Razorbill
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte’s Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Royal Tern
SNOWY OWL
Red-headed Woodpecker
Philadelphia Vireo
CAVE SWALLOW
Lapland Longspur
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Orange-crowned Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
LARK SPARROW
DICKCISSEL


If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
http://www.nybirds.org/NYSARC/goodreport.htm

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
nysarc44<at>nybirds<dot>org

If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

Gary Chapin - Secretary
NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Hotline: New York City Area Rare Bird Alert
Number: (212) 979-3070

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber:  Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, November 24,
2017 at 9:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are WESTERN TANAGER, ASH-THROATED
FLYCATCHER, CAVE SWALLOW, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, TUNDRA SWAN, KING
EIDER, DOVEKIE, SNOWY OWL, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, CATTLE EGRET, PROTHONOTARY
WARBLER, LARK and CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS and DICKCISSEL.

A very interesting week for land birds, highlighted by the reappearance of
the WESTERN TANAGER yesterday at the Alley Pond Environmental Center.
First seen on Sunday November 12th and then only briefly the next day, this
female-plumaged Tanager was spotted again yesterday and seen for a while
today on the east side of the creek along trails and a berm a little south
of Northern Boulevard.  Parking is available on the west side of the creek
at the Environmental Center parking lot.  From the lot walk east along
Northern Boulevard over the creek and go right down dead-end 234th street
(before the Chevy dealership) to the appropriate trails.  Also watch for
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and other birds in this active area.

Also on Thursday an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was found on Staten Island at
the Mount Loretto Unique Area off Hylan Boulevard. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
was also there yesterday, but we have no reports from today.

And today a CAVE SWALLOW was reported from this morning near the tip of
Breezy Point.

The very notable land birds also include a briefly seen LARK SPARROW and an
overhead DICKCISSEL moving by Robert Moses State Park Thursday morning,
LAPLAND LONGSPURS noted at both Moses Park and Jones Beach West End this
week, and a late PHILADELPHIA VIREO Sunday and Monday at Coney Island Creek
Park in Brooklyn, where a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Greenwood
Cemetery.  And among the WARBLERS, very interesting was a PROTHONOTARY seen
today at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center in Yaphank, while
other species noted this week featured a HOODED in Prospect Park last
Sunday as well as BLACKPOLL, MAGNOLIA, BLACK-THROATED GREEN and WILSON’S,
along with some ORANGE-CROWNEDS continuing in the area.

Pretty neat was a TUNDRA SWAN seen flying down the East River past
Randall’s Island Thursday morning, a quick message sent out enabling two
other birders to pick it up as it moved south and then turned westerly over
Manhattan at mid-town.

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, mostly continuing birds, were at Belmont Lake
State Park through today, as well as on Tung Ting Pond in Centerport, at
the Northport High School, off Depot Lane in Cutchogue Wednesday, and on
Marratooka Lake in Mattituck Saturday.

CACKLING GEESE have been fairly widespread lately, including 2 in Prospect
Park or on the nearby Parade Grounds, 2 at Hendrickson Park in Valley
Stream, and 7 off Oakleigh Avenue in Calverton.

Single drake EURASIAN WIGEON were recently on Mill Pond in Sayville,
Eastport Pond north of Montauk Highway, and at Fuch’s Pond Preserve in
Northport.

A female KING EIDER flew west past Jones Beach West End last Saturday, and
2 RAZORBILLS were also noted there.  Another interesting alcid report last
Saturday was a DOVEKIE off Montauk Point.

An impressive grouping of birds at Breezy Point last Sunday included a
GREAT SHEARWATER, 2 unidentified JAEGERS, single BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE and
ICELAND and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, 4 ROYAL TERNS and an estimated 8,000
plus NORTHERN GANNETS.

Today at Robert Moses State Park a good offshore Gull flight included many
BONAPARTE’S GULLS and several BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES.

A CATTLE EGRET was off Route 27 east of Bridgehampton Sunday morning, a
COMMON GALLINULE stayed in Prospect Park at least to Tuesday, and an
HUDSONIAN GODWIT was still at the Field 7 parking lot pool at Heckscher
State Park yesterday.  LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS remain at Santapogue Creek in
West Babylon.

SNOWY OWLS are now appearing along the coast, and we can only hope that
birders and photographers will keep their distance and not stress the
birds.

To phone in reports, on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734 4126 or
call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922 and leave a message.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
National Audubon Society.  Thank you for calling.

- End transcript


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