-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* July 13, 2018
* NYNY1807.13

- BIRDS Mentioned

BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK+
ARCTIC TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Snow Goose
KING EIDER
Common Eider
Great Shearwater
BROWN PELICAN
CATTLE EGRET
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
WHIMBREL
Stilt Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Roseate Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Worm-eating Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Prairie Warbler
BLUE GROSBEAK

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 13, 2018
at 7 pm.

The highlights of today's tape are BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK, BROWN
PELICAN, ARCTIC TERN, KING EIDER, CATTLE EGRET, WHIMBREL and other
shorebirds, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and BLUE GROSBEAK.

The single BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK was still present today on the pond
at Nissequogue River State Park.  The pond entrance is off St. Johnland
Road on the continuation of Kings Park Boulevard, and the pond is on the
left by a small parking lot just before the Administration building
circle.

A group of five BROWN PELICANS was reported on a sandbar at Cupsogue County
Park in Westhampton Dunes late Wednesday afternoon; these were followed by
three today in Bellport Bay off Old Inlet on Fire Island, west of Cupsogue,
these perhaps part of the original group.  Pelicans should be looked for
anywhere along Long Island’s south shore or around any inlets.

A first-summer ARCTIC TERN visited the flats at Cupsogue last Sunday, and
among the slowly increasing numbers of southbound shorebirds there was a
STILT SANDPIPER on Wednesday.

Also in that region, the two male KING EIDERS of different ages were still
with some COMMON EIDERS Tuesday, the flock usually along the rocks on the
east side of the inner part of Shinnecock Inlet.

A CATTLE EGRET was noted from Great Kills Park on Staten Island last
Saturday.

Pelagic reports were few this week, but some GREAT SHEARWATERS were spotted
out east near Gardiner’s Island last Sunday.  Also in that area, a ROYAL
TERN made it out to Great Gull Island Tuesday and Wednesday, while others
are slowly improving in numbers along Long Island’s south shore.

The good news from Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is that the East Pond is
rounding into prime condition for shorebirds.  A visit there this morning
produced 13 STILT SANDPIPERS and 579 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS as well as
other anticipated earlier migrants, including GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS
and LEAST and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS.  A GULL-BILLED TERN and two BLACK
SKIMMERS also visited the East Pond. Earlier last Saturday at Jamaica Bay a
WHIMBREL was spotted in the bay west of the West Pond, where a lone SNOW
GOOSE continues.

At Breezy Point Monday afternoon single ROSEATE TERN and LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL were present, the gull continuing the next day.  A few
other LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS also remain at various gull gathering
locations.

A male BLUE GROSBEAK, perhaps a continuing bird, was seen at Brooklyn’s
Calvert Vaux Park Wednesday and today.

It appears that RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS nested successfully at Connetquot
River State Park, with an immature accompanied by an adult seen there
today.  Another adult was also noted at a different location in Connetquot.

And this is the time to watch for floaters in our area, as birds not fully
involved in breeding activities increasingly move about – this week city
and other local parks have produced such WARBLERS as WORM-EATING, PRAIRIE,
MAGNOLIA, and BLACK-AND-WHITE, and other similar wanderers are possible.

To phone in reports, on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734 4126 or
call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922 and leave a message.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
National Audubon Society.  Thank you for calling.

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