Central Park, NYC
Wednesday May 2, 2018
Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Orchard Oriole, Great Crested Flycatcher, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 
Indigo Burning, Winter Wren, 13 species of Wood Warblers including Hooded, 
Chestnut-sided, and Worm-eating Warbler, and Louisiana Waterthrush. 
Note:Tanner's Spring birds after lunch. Reservoir birds seen from south side 

Canada Goose - pair Turtle Pond, others on Lake & Reservoir
Gadwall - male Reservoir
Mallard - a dozen (Turtle Pond, Lake, Reservoir)
Bufflehead - 3 Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 15 Reservoir (9 males, 6 females)
Mourning Dove - residents with the usual contingent at feeders
American Coot - Reservoir
Laughing Gull - 2 Reservoir (Ben King told me he had seen 3 earlier)
Ring-billed Gull - only a few Reservoir
Herring Gull - around 200 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - around a dozen Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - a dozen Reservoir and flyovers
Green Heron - adult flying around over the Lake
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover
Red-bellied Woodpecker - several residents churring in the Ramble
Downy Woodpecker - 4
Northern Flicker - 4 or 5
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3 (1 Turtle Pond (Karen Nielsen), 2 Tanner's Spring)
Eastern Kingbird - 2 (Turtle Pond & Hernshead)
Blue-headed Vireo - 6
Warbling Vireo - 3 (Upper Lobe, Hernshead, Bow Bridge)
Blue Jay - residents
Tree Swallow - Reservoir
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 6 or 7 (1 getting a drink at Turtle Pond, the 
others perched & flying at the Reservoir)
Barn Swallow - at least 2 Reservoir
Tufted Titmouse - 1 or 2 singing in Ramble
White-breasted Nuthatch - Ramble
House Wren - Shakespeare Garden near nest box (spotted in dense shrub by 
Christian from Switzerland)
Winter Wren - Tanner's Spring
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 8 to 15 (3 or 4 in most locations)
Hermit Thrush - 3
Wood Thrush - 1 or 2 Tanner's Spring
American Robin - residents - a low nest in Mugger's Woods
Gray Catbird - 3 (Shakespeare Garden, Bow Bridge, Tanner's Spring)
Cedar Waxwing - at least 6 (Gill Overlook & Tanner's Spring)
House Finch - only a few at feeders
American Goldfinch - feeders
Eastern Towhee - male & female Tanner's Spring, heard elsewhere
Swamp Sparrow - Tanner's Spring
White-throated Sparrow - around 30
Orchard Oriole - first-spring male north end of Evodia Field (Marianne Sutton)
Baltimore Oriole - 3 (ad. male singing Turtle Pond, immature male bathing 
Triplet's Bridge, ad. male Tanner's Spring)
Red-winged Blackbird - at least 4 (Turtle Pond, Evodia Field feeders, Oven)
Brown-headed Cowbird - 2 males top (north side) of Oven
Common Grackle - several Turtle Pond, others at the Oven
Ovenbird - 2 (Indian Cave, east side of Evodia Field)
Worm-eating Warbler - near Bow Bridge
Louisiana Waterthrush - Triplet's Bridge
Northern Waterthrush - 3 or 4 (Triplet's Bridge, Oven, 2 at the Point)
Black-and-white Warbler - 4
Common Yellowthroat - 3 (male Bow Bridge (Marianne Sutton), male & female on 
the Point (Steve Gott))
Hooded Warbler - male just south of Evodia Field feeders - very cooperative
American Redstart - male west of Evodia Field (Steve Gott & Marianne Sutton)
Northern Parula - 2 males (Triplet's Bridge (Louise Burns), Tanner's Spring)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - male Tanner's Spring
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 2 adult males (Bow Bridge (Karen Nielsen), 
Mugger's Woods)
Palm Warbler - the Point
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 30-40
Northern Cardinal - residents
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 4 or 5 (female Evodia Field (Steve Gott), 2 males, 1 
female Tanner's Spring, male Reservoir)
Indigo Bunting - pair Stone Arch (Christian)


Sandra Critelli and Emilie Storrs reported Black-crowned Night-Herons and a 
Spotted Sandpiper at the 59th Street Pond, and also saw a Blue-gray 

Some very lucky birders got to see a Cerulean Warbler this morning in 
Strawberry Fields, photographed by Brad Kane @WinoBradNY on twitter. See 
@BirdCentralPark for that and many other birds seen in Central Park today. 

Deb Allen
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