Pelham Bay Park, Bronx 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights:  Merlin, Horned & Red-necked Grebes, Red-throated & Common Loons, 
Long-tailed Ducks, good numbers of Red-breasted Mergansers. 

Brant - around 250
Canada Goose
Mallard - not many
American Black Duck
Long-tailed Duck - 2 off Twin Island
Bufflehead - at least 30
Red-breasted Merganser - 51 (most of these off Twin Island)
Pied-billed Grebe - 3
Horned Grebe - near Landfill (Jeff Ward)
Red-necked Grebe - off Twin Island distant (Richard Aracil)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull - few
Red-throated Loon - 3
Common Loon 
Cormorant - unidentified, several on distant rocks
Great Blue Heron - 2 (one of these in Westchester Co. spotted by Jeff Ward)
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
American Kestrel - on Landfill (Jeff Ward)
Merlin - female (by size) in puddle in Orchard Beach parking lot 
Monk Parakeet - flyover Rice Stadium
Blue Jay
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch - Southern Zone (Jeff Ward)
Carolina Wren - 2 near Landfill
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - near Landfill
American Robin - a few around Rice Stadium parking lot
Northern Mockingbird - near Landfill
American Goldfinch - 12
Chipping Sparrow - Southern Zone  (Jeff Ward)
Field sparrow - Twin Island (Richard Aracil)
Song Sparrow - 6
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco - around 20 Southern Zone
Red-winged Blackbird & Common Grackle - mixed flock of around 20 birds in 
sweetgums in Southern Zone
Northern Cardinal

Non-avian: Garter Snake - Hunter Island, several Harbor Seals off Twin Island.

Jared Cole & Richard Aracil reported Purple Sandpipers, a Surf Scoter, and 
White-winged Scoters. 

Deb Allen


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