Central Park NYC
Sunday, June 17, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. 

Highlights: Black-billed Cuckoo, Northern Parula & Nesting Birds: Cedar 
Waxwing, Eastern Kingbird, Baltimore Orioles, Gray Catbird. 

Canada Goose - 5 at the Pond
Wood Duck - male in eclipse plumage at the Pond
Mallard - 30 at the Pond, others at Turtle Pond & Oak Bridge
Mourning Dove - residents
Black-billed Cuckoo - Captain's Bench/Balancing Rock & later at Swampy Pin Oak
Chimney Swift - 3 or 4 getting drinks at Turtle Pond & a few flyovers
Herring Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - flyover
Great Egret - the Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 at the Pond
Red-bellied woodpecker - Oven & near Azalea Pond
Downy Woodpecker - 2 or 3
Northern Flicker - pair Gill Overlook
Great Crested Flycatcher - Mugger's Woods
Eastern Kingbird - female at Turtle Pond nest
Warbling Vireo - 4 (Boathouse, Turtle Pond, Oak Bridge (P. Haskel), Swampy Pin 
Blue Jay - residents
American Robin - residents nesting
Gray Catbird - adult carrying mulberry wing-waving display at the Point (nest)
Cedar Waxwing - pair at nest Shakespeare Garden (male has orange-tipped tail), 
5 Maintenance Field, etc.
House Finch - 2 or 3 in Mulberry near Gapstow Bridge
Song Sparrow - singing Gapstow Bridge
Baltimore Oriole - pair at nest Delacorte (S. Critelli), pair at nest Maint. 
Red-winged Blackbird - male & female Turtle Pond
Common Grackle - residents
Northern Parula - singing west of Gapstow Bridge (reported there 6/12/18 by J. 
Northern Cardinal - residents

Carine Mitchell reported a singing Wood Thrush or two in Riverside Park. 

Sol Shamilzadeh reports that both juvenile Red-tailed Hawks from the 5th Ave. 
nest fledged this week and are doing well, perching on a building and in a pine 

Jean Shum reported on June 16th on twitter* that all three of the orphaned 
Red-tailed Hawks at the Grant's Tomb nest have now been rescued by Bobby 
Horvath of WINORR (Wildlife in Need of Rescue & Rehabilitation) & the Urban 
Park Rangers. 

American Kestrels are fledgling now too.

Deb Allen

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*See Manhattan Bird Alert @BirdCentralPark maintained by David Barrett for 
additional reports.


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2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01

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