Central Park NYC
Monday April 30, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. 

Highlights: First-of-Season Eastern Wood-Pewee,  9 species of Wood Warblers 
including Prairie and Black-throated Blue Warblers, and Chimney Swifts in a 
flock of 25-30. Note: the feeders weren't visited, so numbers of some common 
birds like Red-winged Blackbirds, American Goldfinches, and House Finches are 
lower than usual. 

Canada Goose - 3 pairs (Turtle Pond & Lake)
Northern Shoveler - Pair Lake (late)
Mallard - 6 (Turtle Pond & Lake)
Mourning Dove - a dozen
Chimney Swift - flock of 25-30 low over Turtle Pond
Spotted Sandpiper - Ladies Pavilion
Herring Gull - 5 flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - flyover flock of 6 (Nancy Shamban)
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - east side of Lake a.k.a. Warbler Walk
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Ladies Pavilion (David Barrett) following a report 
by M. Rymkiewicz
Red-tailed Hawk - adult circling over the west side
Belted Kingfisher - flying down the west side of the park
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2 pairs in Ramble
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - pair continues on the west side of the Ramble
American Kestrel - adult male Strawberry Fields
Eastern Wood-Pewee - first-of-season Maintenance Field
Eastern Phoebe - Turtle Pond (David Barrett) (late)
Blue-headed Vireo - 3
Blue Jay - residents
House Wren - 2 (Shakespeare Garden & Ramble)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 7 (males & females)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 25-30
Veery - 8
Hermit Thrush 8
Wood Thrush - Swampy Pin Oak area
American Robin - residents
Gray Catbird - 6 including a pair just south of Balcony Bridge
House Finch 2 singing at Maintenance Field
American Goldfinch - Upper Lobe
Eastern Towhee - 4 (males & females) Ramble
Chipping Sparrow - 2 Maintenance Field
Song Sparrow - 2 (Turtle Pond & the Lake)
Swamp Sparrow - south of Ladies Pavilion
White-throated Sparrow - 40
Orchard Oriole - adult male SW Maintenance Field
Baltimore Oriole - 2 adult males Maintenance Field
Red-winged Blackbird - 12-15 (Oven & Turtle Pond)
Brown-headed Cowbird - 3 (2 females, 1 male)
Common Grackle - Oven
Ovenbird - 2 Ramble
Northern Waterthrush - 3
Black-and-white Warbler - 7 (including 2 females)
Northern Parula - 3 adult males (Ladies Pavilion & Oven)
Yellow Warbler - 4 (3 males, 1 female)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - adult male Strawberry Fields (Carine Mitchell)
Palm Warbler - 10-12 "Yellow"
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 20-25 (males & females)
Prairie Warbler - 2adult males (Ladies Pavilion and the Point)
Northern Cardinal - residents

Pat Pollock told us about an Eastern Meadowlark that had been seen on the Great 
Lawn today. 

Signe Hammer reported 2 Bufflehead, a male Wood Duck, 4 Gadwall, 4 American 
Coots, and Barn, Northern Rough-winged, and Tree Swallows at the Reservoir on 
Sunday (4/29). 

Deb Allen
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