Central Park NYC
Friday October 19, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. 

Highlights: Merlin, American Kestrel, Eight Species of Wood Warblers.

Canada Goose - 12 Harlem Meer
Wood Duck - male SE corner of Meer (Elizabeth Millard-Whitman)
Northern Shoveler - 13 Meer
Gadwall - 2 males Reservoir
Mallard - 15 Meer, others on Reservoir
Bufflehead - pair SE Reservoir
Hooded Merganser - 3 males SE Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 3 Meer, also on Reservoir
Mourning Dove - 6 (5 at the Green Bench)
Chimney Swift - 35-40 (a few over north end, flocks over the Dene heading south)
Ring-billed Gull - flyovers & at Reservoir
Herring Gull - flyovers & at Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - low numbers at Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 2 Reservoir
Red-tailed Hawk - flyovers Conservatory  Garden, Green Bench & the Dene
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3 migrants overhead & local birds
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 25 North End, a few others at the Dene
Downy Woodpecker - 2 males (Lily Ponds & the Dene)
Northern Flicker - 3 plus 7 flyovers before 8am
American Kestrel - North Meadow ball fields (early)
Merlin - male on migration flying east over North Meadow ball fields 7:08am
Eastern Phoebe - 8-10
Blue-headed Vireo - 9
Blue Jay - a few southbound birds overhead
Black-capped Chickadee - 6-8
Tufted Titmouse - 25-30
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 4 or 5
White-breasted Nuthatch - 5-7
Brown Creeper - 4
House Wren - west end of Loch
Winter Wren - 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 12-15
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 40-50
Hermit Thrush - a dozen
American Robin - 30
Gray Catbird - several
Northern Mockingbird - Meer & the Dene
Cedar Waxwing - 4 hatch-year birds Fort Clinton
Purple Finch - 7 Green Bench
House Finch - 2 males at the Dene
American Goldfinch - 8 Grassy Knoll (early), others at the Dene
Eastern Towhee - 6 (males & females)
Chipping Sparrow - 15 (Green Bench & Crab Apple Knoll at Great Hill)
Field Sparrow - the Dene
Song Sparrow - 20
Swamp sparrow - 3 (2 Wildflower Meadow, 1 the Dene)
White-throated Sparrow - many
White-crowned Sparrow - 2 hatch-year birds (Meer & the Dene)
Red-winged Blackbird - 5 Harlem Meer including one singing male
Common Grackle - flyovers
Black-and-white Warbler - Conservatory Garden
Cape May Warbler - 2 Siberian Elms NW Great HIll
Northern Parula - Conservatory Garden
Blackpoll Warbler - 2 (Wildflower Meadow & the Dene (thanks Pat Dubren))
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 4 (2 male, 2 female)
Palm Warbler - 4 (3 North Meadow ball fields, 1 Compost Area)
Pine Warbler - Green Bench
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 15
Northern Cardinal - 5


Deb Allen
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