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)
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)
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)
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 
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


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