Saturday, 16 June thru Friday, 22 June, 2018
Manhattan (esp. Central Park & Riverside Park), N.Y. City

As would be expected by now, migrants have thinned to a very few remaining or 
passing through. Starting at first-light on most days, visting Central Park, & 
then other parks including but not limited to Riverside & Morningside Parks;  
at least 11 warbler species were in Central Parlk thru the past week, but by 
Friday, 6/22 I detected only 6 species in all, 5 of those being ‘singeltons’ in 
Central. The dawn-chorus has been quieter now, with so many birds on nests, 
while some fledgings have also happened.

Very lightly-annotated list, for 6/16-22:

Double-crested Cormorant (common)
Great Egret (multiple, mainly as fly-overs)
Snowy Egret (fly-overs)
Green Heron (multiple/nests)
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck (2 drakes, both in eclipse plumage now)
Gadwall (pair on CP reservoir, 6/20)
Mallard
Osprey (several fly-over sightings)
Red-tailed Hawk (now rather common NYC nester)
Ring-billed Gull (rather uncommon)
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove (common)
American Kestrel (widespread NYC nesting residents)
Peregrine Falcon (less-common NYC nesting residents)
Black-billed Cuckoo (2, Central Park, separate days & locations)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (1, north end of Central Park)
Chimney Swift (small numbers remain)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (several sightings, w/no adult males)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (nesting)
Downy Woodpecker (nesting)
Yellow-shafted Flicker (nesting)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (regular)
Acadian Flycatcher (to Friday, 6/22)
Empidonax [genus] Flycatcher (several unid. to species to at least 6/18)
Great Crested Flycatcher (regular)
Eastern Kingbird (regular)
Warbling Vireo (regular)
Red-eyed Vireo (several, nesting)
Blue Jay (fairly common, & quiet!)
American Crow (nesting)
Tree Swallow (very few)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (few)
Barn Swallow (common, some nesting)
Black-capped Chickadee (very scarce)
Tufted Titmouse (scarce)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren (resident)
House Wren (multiple, nesting)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (scarce nester)
Gray-cheeked / Bicknell's Thrush (several, last seen 6/20)
Swainson's Thrush (1 to 6/20)
Wood Thrush (several nesting pairs)
American Robin (very common)
Gray Catbird (common, nesting)
Northern Mockingbird (multiple)
Brown Thrasher (‘rare’ nester)
European Starling (ubiquitous)
Cedar Waxwing (fairly widespread, some nesting)
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Northern Parula (to 6/18, at least)
Yellow Warbler (several, Friday 6/22)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (6/19)
Black-throated Green Warbler (very ‘late' in June, singing male near W. 86 St. 
/ Pinetum area, 6/22)
Blackpoll Warbler (to 6/18, at least)
Black-and-white Warbler (1 female, to 6/22)
American Redstart (several, to 6/22)
Ovenbird (to 6/22)
Northern Waterthrush (to 6/22)
Common Yellowthroat (scant, last noticed 6/21)
Canada Warbler (to 6/17, at least)
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Eastern Towhee (very scarce nester)
Chipping Sparrow (scarce nester)
Song Sparrow (nesting)
Swamp Sparrow (lingering)
White-throated Sparrow (few, lingering)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1st-year male, to 6/20, Central Park)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole (2 pairs)
Baltimore Oriole (fairly common, nesting + “helpers” near nests in a few 
locations)
House Finch (widespread, but scattered)
American Goldfinch (sparse & scattered)
House Sparrow (ubiquitous, pestiferous)

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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive 
out hate; only love can do that.”        “I have the audacity to believe that 
all people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education 
and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their 
spirits.”  - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good and ethical birding to all,

Tom Fiore
manhattan














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