Central Park NYC
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. 

Highlights: Good birds today in spite of the off-and-on rain: A singing 
Bicknell's Thrush stole the show, with 19 Species of Wood Warblers also seen, 
among them Cape May, Bay-breasted, and Blackburnian. 

Canada Goose - nesting at south end of Reservoir against South Gate House
Wood Duck - male with dark bill Reservoir
Mallard 9 (2 Turtle Pond, 7 Reservoir)
Mourning Dove - 2 Shakespeare Garden
Chimney Swift - around 20 (Turtle Pond & Reservoir)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - flyover heading north at Warbler Rock
Herring Gull - 7 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 26 (23 Reservoir, 3 Turtle Pond)
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents, male continues at locust above Stone Arch
Downy Woodpecker - 2 or 3 pairs (feeders, the Point, etc.)
Eastern Wood-Pewee - the Point
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 Mouth of the Gill
Eastern Kingbird - pair Turtle Pond
Warbling Vireo - Swedish Cottage
Red-eyed Vireo - 2 (Summer House & west side of the Great Lawn)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Turtle Pond
Barn Swallow - 6 Reservoir
Blue Jay - courtship feeding by pair Shakesspeare Garden
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Gill Overlook
Veery - 2 Ramble
Bicknell's Thrush - seen, call & partial song heard, e. side Gill Source (David 
Barrett)
Swainson's Thrush - 5
American Robin - multiple pairs on eggs
Gray Catbird - multiple pairs
Cedar Waxwing - 10 flyovers in small flocks
House Finch - 3 in Bald Cypress at Turtle Pond Dock
Eastern Towhee - female behind Summer House
Chipping Sparrow - NW Great Lawn
Orchard Oriole - first-spring male singing in two places at Turtle Pond
Baltimore Oriole - 6 (several males & females - not nesting yet)
Red-winged Blackbird - 3 males Turtle Pond
Brown-headed Cowbird - heard in Ramble
Common Grackle - 5 Turtle Pond
Ovenbird - 5
Northern Waterthrush - 2 (the Point & Ramble)
Black-and-white Warbler - 10 (8 females, 2 males)
Tennessee Warbler - singing 84th Street & East Drive (with David Barrett) 
afternoon
Nashville Warbler - west side Great Lawn (with Jordan Spindel) 7:30am
Common Yellowthroat - 7, mostly males
American Redstart - 12
Cape May Warbler - 3 (female SW Reservoir Bridge, male Warbler Rock, male Great 
Lawn)
Northern Parula - 20, mostly females
Magnolia Warbler - 15, mostly males (8/7)
Bay-breasted Warbler - 3 (2 males, 1 female)
Blackburnian Warbler - 4 (2 male, 2 female)
Yellow Warbler - 7
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 4
Blackpoll Warbler - 4 (males & females)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5 SW Reservoir
Black-throated Green Warbler - 3
Canada Warbler - male in Himalayan Pines at Pinetum
Wilson's Warbler - 4, all males
Northern Cardinal - residents
Indigo Bunting - singing male Turtle Pond

Deb Allen
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