Jamaica Bay
Saturday June 22, 2019
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.


Highlights: Yellow- and Black-billed Cuckoos, White-eyed Vireo, Barn Owl


Canada Goose - 2 family groups West Pond Trail, many on opposite shore
Mute Swan - many
Gadwall - flyover flock of 4
Mallard
Mourning Dove - a few
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1 Garden Area north of Visitors' Center
Black-billed Cuckoo - 2 seen together Garden Area north Visitors' Center
Clapper Rail - heard West Pond Trail (C.K.)
Willet - 2 West Pond Trail near repaired breach
Laughing Gull - 50+
Herring Gull - not many
Forster's Tern - 2 fishing near repaired breach on West Pond Trail (Ryan Serio)
Double-crested Cormorant - a few flyovers
Great Egret - 1 seen from West Pond Trail
Snowy Egret - flyover
Green Heron - 2 Big John's Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 3 Big John's Pond
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 4 or 5 (Ryan Serio) seen from West Pond Trail
Glossy Ibis - flyover West Pond Trail (C. K.)
Osprey - 2 active nests with adults & young
Barn Owl - visible in nest box at Big John's Pond (Ryan Serio)
Great Crested Flycatcher - pair near crossing for Big John's Pond
Willow Flycatcher - 3 
White-eyed Vireo - near blind at Big John's Pond
Crow - silent flyover
Tree Swallow - many
Barn Swallow - near repaired breach on West Pond Trail
House Wren - 4 or 5 (3 pairs occupying nest boxes)
Carolina Wren - pair in Garden
American Robin - several
Gray Catbird - many
Brown Thrasher - 1 West Pond Trail
Northern Mockingbird - 2 or 3
Cedar Waxwing - 6
House Finch - male & female near Visitors' Center
American Goldfinch - male & female
Eastern Towhee - 3 (pair & singing male)
Song Sparrow - 3
Red-winged Blackbird - many
Brown-headed Cowbird - 3 (2 males, 1 female)
Common Grackle - 2
Boat-tailed Grackle - 4 to 6 (including 1 male close to Visitors' Center)
Common Yellowthroat - 3 or 4
American Redstart - 3 to 5 including first-summer male collecting food for young
Yellow Warbler - many
Northern Cardinal - 2 males near Visitors' Center

Butterflies: Monarch laying eggs on milkweed, Snout.

Deb Allen
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