Worth noting that the Nassau County, NY Black-necked Stilt was continuing at the Lido Beach Passive Nature Area on Friday, 3 May, along with other, more-expected species there.
-- Manhattan (& other New York County sites), N.Y. City Friday, 3 May, 2019 - Multiple male CERULEAN Warblers have been found in Central Park, and at least one male Cerulean was also at Riverside Park’s “forever wild” sanctuary. For the Central Park northwest woods area sightings, thanks go in part[icular] to Professor Sara Kross PhD, & Patrick McKenzie, Vijay Ramesh, & Shailee Shah & others of The Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, & Environmental Biology (E3B) at Columbia University, and to Ursula Mitra, Malcolm Morris & John Wittenberg, and others on-scene for the discoveries & getting word out on the north woods (Central Park) Cerulean[s], as seen later by others. Also, at least one male Cerulean was near the Azalea Pond of Central Park’s Ramble. There is a possibility that still more have been spotted in some other Manhattan locations; I also found a singing Cerulean contemporaneously in the north edge of the Riverside Park sanctuary, this near West 119th St. just west of Riverside Drive; this bird had been singing but seemed to take a break in its song repetitions by about 11 a.m., & I thank Kyu Lee for getting me to bird this area in Riverside a bit more thoroughly. There are at least 25 Warbler species for Manhattan so far on Friday, and more might still be discovered & reported. It’s worth noting that Cerulean Warblers also were being seen in at least 3 other boroughs (counties) in N.Y. City, and hopefully, the Bronx (county) will be able to make it a perfect "5 for 5". Multiple PINE SISKINS are being seen in Manhattan; reports include some in several areas in Central Park; I found one feeding in the Riverside Park sanctuary area (high, but offering better views than the singing Cerulean Warbler there had). Purple Finches also continue to Friday. Thursday, 2 May - The below is a very small sample of many areas in Manhattan where a wide variety migrants were found. The lingering adult male Summer Tanager at Clinton Community Garden on West 48th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues - same tanager still present to Friday, 5/3) also had Lincoln’s and White-crowned Sparrows along with multiple White-throated Sparrows; thanks to NYC Audubon guide Gabriel Willow for the report & sparrow photos from Thursday p.m. and to others for prior & further reports from that garden space. Chelsea Piers Park (north of West 24th St. along the Hudson river) was busy with migrants on Thursday, among finds there were 6 warbler species including Prairie & Palm Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers, Baltimore Orioles, Wood Thrush, Swamp, Field, Chipping & White-throated Sparrows and more; thanks to Linda LaBella (who visits that site often) for the report (which included 33 species in all for a rather linear and well-planted riverfront park). On Friday 5/3, L. LaBella reports Red-breasted Nuthatch and Cape May Warbler there, among 27 species in all for an under-one-hour visit. Tompkins Square Park in the East Village area of lower Manhattan was good for a wide variety of migrants on Thursday, including Great Crested Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, at least 3 species of Catharus [genus] thrushes, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, multiple Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Indigo Bunting, Baltimore Oriole, & at least 8 species of Warblers including Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Blue, & multiples of the other warbler spp.; thanks to NYC Audubon guide Jeffrey Ward for the report (which included 32 species in all for this neighborhood park) & to others for prior reports from there. Inwood Hill Park (in northern Manhattan) had at least 19 reported warbler species on Thursday (including Worm-eating, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Nashville, Pine, Palm, Prairie, & other Warblers), & many other migrants in addition to Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. Thanks to Danny Karlson, Nathan O’Reilly, and Hilary Russ for individual reports from that large & diverse park, which contains among the oldest and tallest trees on Manhattan island. good May birding, Tom Fiore manhattan -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --