Central Park NYC - Ramble to Pinetum
Saturday, April 14, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Green Heron, Barn Owl, Wood Warblers (5 species), Osprey, Peregrine 
Falcon, Field & Savannah Sparrows.

Canada Goose - 31 (17 SW Reservoir, 1 Turtle Pond, 13 Lake)
Northern Shoveler - 4 Reservoir (checked from SW corner only)
Bufflehead - pair seen from SW corner Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 18 seen from SW corner Reservoir
Mourning Dove - 13 Evodia Feeders  others elsewhere
American Coot - 2 seen from SW corner Resservoir
Ring-billed, Herring, & Great Black-backed Gulls - small numbers Reservoir & 
Herring Gull flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 Turtle Pond & flyovers
Green Heron - The Point (David Barrett)
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 on the Point
Osprey - flyover seen from the Upper Lobe (Jeffrey M. Ward)
Red-tailed Hawk - adult perched Humming Tombstones/Tupelo Field, another at the 
Oven, flyover(s)
Barn Owl - continues
Red-bellied Woodpecker - the Point & Laupot Bridge
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Stone Arch (Karen Evans), 2 Mugger's Woods
Downy Woodpecker - 2 Tanner's Spring, Maintenance Field, Mugger's Woods, Feeders
Northern Flicker - male & female Swampy Pin Oak, 
Peregrine Falcon - circling overhead at Pinetum (Jeff Ward)
Eastern Phoebe - Gill Overlook, Swampy Pin Oak
Black-capped Chickadee - one or two Swedish Cottage/Shakespeare Garden (Sandra 
Critelli after lunch)
White-breasted Nuthatch - Gill Overlook
Winter Wren - Oven seen from the top of the Point (Karen Evans)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3 (1 Locust Grove, 2 Laupot Bridge)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2 (Shakespeare Garden (Jeff Ward), the Point (Randall 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - at least 8
Hermit Thrush - at least 12
American Robin - 50+
Cedar Waxwing - small flock of 1/2 dozen birds seen at several locations incl. 
Azalea Pond & the Point
House Finch - male at feeders
American Goldfinch - 6 or 7 at feeders, others scattered around
Eastern Towhee - 4 (male Gill Overlook, male Mugger's Woods, male on the Point 
(Jeff Ward), male Tanner's Spring)
Chipping Sparrow - at least 15 (several Mainteance Field (David Barrett), 13 
Sparrow Rock)
Field Sparrow - 3 (1 Sparrow Rock, 2 Locust Grove (Jeff Ward))
Savannah Sparrow - Sparrow Rock (Deb - early)
Song Sparrow - 
Swamp Sparrow - 3 (Upper Lobe, Maintenance Field, & the Point)
White-throated Sparrow - 50+
Dark-eyed Junco - small numbers scattered in several locations
Red-winged Blackbird - singing male at Turtle Pond (Amanda), singing male on 
the Point
Brown-headed Cowbird - female Mugger's Woods
Common Grackle - small numbers, but (6 Pinetum (one carrying nesting material), 
6 Turtle Pond (male displaying) 
Louisiana Waterthrush - 2 (Upper Lobe & Azalea Pond)
Palm Warbler - 9 (4 Upper Lobe & Lawn, 4 Tupelo Field (David Barrett), Maint. 
Field (Mark Siegeltuch))
Pine Warbler - Shakespeare Garden, 2 Gill Overlook (David Barrett), 2 Rock 
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5 (3 Oak Bridge, 1 on the Point, 1 at Upper Lobe)
Yellow-throated Warbler - Ramble bird relocated by Ed Gaillard & seen by many 
at Upper Lobe & Swedish Cottage (reported by Sandra Critelli and others after 
Northern Cardinal - residents

On twitter @BirdCentralPark (#birdcp) there were so many  tweets I couldn't 
keep track of them all, but here are a few:
Yesterday's Yellow-throated Warblers reappeared at the Upper Lobe (later 
Swedish Cottage) & Pool. A Green Heron, Black-and-white Warbler, and Common 
Yellowthroat were reported at the North End of Central Park. A late-ish Fox 
Sparrow appeared at the Tupelo Field. 

My apologies for any birds I failed to record,

Deb Allen
Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @DAllenNYC


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