-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 03, 2018
* NYNY1808.03

- Birds Mentioned

BROWN BOOBY+
ANHINGA+
ROSEATE SPOONBILL+
BRIDLED TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

King Eider
Common Eider
Cory’s Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Great Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
BROWN PELICAN
Whimbrel
MARBLED GODWIT
Stilt Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
Parasitic Jaeger
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 3, 2018
at 9 pm.

The highlights of today's tape are BROWN BOOBY, BRIDLED TERN, BROWN
PELICAN, MANX SHEARWATER and other pelagics, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, MARBLED
GODWIT and other shorebirds, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE
GROSBEAK, and extralimital ROSEATE SPOONBILL and ANHINGA.

First for the extralimitals - a ROSEATE SPOONBILL, spending most of its
time in the New Jersey section of the Wallkill River NWR at its Liberty
Loop section off Oil City Road southwest of Pine Island in Orange County,
has ventured into the New York side a few times recently, both early in the
morning and later in the afternoon.

An ANHINGA, first found at Morningside Park in Fallsburg, Sullivan County
on July 23rd, was seen again there for half an hour last Sunday morning -
does it still continue in that area?

An interesting week for pelagics included a report of an adult BROWN BOOBY
passing a boat 10 miles off Fire Island last Monday morning; other seabirds
noted included 45 CORY’S, 250 GREAT, 15 SOOTY and 2 MANX SHEARWATERS and
115 WILSON STORM-PETRELS.

Last Sunday a boat party estimated about 1,800 SHEARWATERS off Great Gull
Island, mostly CORY’S and GREAT plus a few SOOTY and MANX SHEARWATERS and 4
PARASITIC JAEGERS.  But the highlight at Great Gull was a BRIDLED TERN
appearing there today, this the third consecutive year this species has
visited the island. The above pelagic species have also been seen from the
island during the week.

>From shore, 130 CORY’S and 5 GREAT SHEARWATERS were noted off Mecox Sunday,
and a report from Camp Hero in Montauk Wednesday noted 27 CORY’S, 4 GREAT
and 2 MANX SHEARWATERS.

Another decent week for BROWN PELICANS included 5 at Moriches Inlet and 4
off Staten Island last Sunday, 1 off Robert Moses State Park at least to
Tuesday, and 1 at Old Inlet west of Smith Point Park yesterday.

Shorebird season too is here.  At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge the East
Pond, having to deal with recent rains, has produced some STILT and
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS as well as a flyby WHIMBREL and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Tuesday.  The southeast corner of the West Pond has also been quite
productive, though with poorer viewing availability.  A WILSON’S PHALAROPE
was spotted in this corner last Saturday and stayed at least to Monday, and
a few STILT and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS have joined other species there,
including a WHIMBREL Sunday. Single WHIMBREL have also been at Plumb Beach
last weekend and at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye yesterday and today.

Last Saturday a MARBLED GODWIT flew by Breezy Point, where 3 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS were also present.

Single GULL-BILLED TERNS were noted at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last
Sunday and Plumb Beach Tuesday.

The two drake KING EIDERS, now in full eclipse plumage, were still on the
east side of Shinnecock Inlet with 15 COMMON EIDERS on Tuesday.

Five RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS seen in 2 different sections of Connetquot
River State Park on Tuesday indicate successful nesting of 2 pairs there
this season – some great news!

Sightings of SUMMER TANAGER in Northwest Harbor indicated possible breeding
there, and nesting BLUE GROSBEAKS continue around the Calverton Grasslands
at the old Grumman Airport.

Recent land bird migrants have included CLIFF and BANK SWALLOWS,
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, and a few regionally nesting WARBLERS, including
NORTHERN and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, WORM-EATING, BLUE-WINGED and YELLOW
WARBLERS and NORTHERN PARULA.

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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