Thanks, Purbita for the shout-out! No Henslow's that I'm aware of in Shawangunk this year. I visited in early June, as did many other birders from late May onward, but no eBird reports of this species.. so unless folks are keeping their sightings under wraps, its probably fair to say that they didn't return. Ebird shows a few Henslow's reports in NYS near Watertown (Jefferson County; no pics or audio files) in late May/early June, but that's it for the whole state. All other Henslow's sightings this year are much further south and west. The one in Negri-Neponte Grasslands (Somerset County, NJ) is still being reported, and I listened to a few of those eBird audio files --- did not match either of the Shawangunk individuals. Was not expecting it to, but wanted confirmation. Hopefully anyone with additional intel to share will reply here or off-list.
Best, Karen On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 9:24 PM Purbita <bitas...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello birders of New York, > > Has anyone heard or seen a Henslow's sparrow in Shawangunk Grassland NWR > this summer (located in Walkill, NY). > > Asking out of my own curiosity. But to learn more about the importance of > local records for this species, read Karen Fung's fascinating breakdown in > Audubon magazine last year. > > https://www.audubon.org/news/a-sparrow-sized-mystery-solved > > PEENT, > Purbita Saha > -- > *NYSbirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm> > Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm> > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> > *Archives:* > The Mail Archive > <http://email@example.com/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L> > ABA <http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01> > *Please submit your observations to **eBird* > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>*!* > -- > -- 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://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ --