Central Park NYC
Sunday, October 20, 2019
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. 

Highlights: Six Species of Wood Warblers, Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrush & 
Manhattan Virginia Rail (see note below). 

Canada Goose - 27
Mallard - 24
Mourning Dove - 6-8
Chimney Swift - 1 over Boathouse at 7am (Bob)
Herring Gull - a dozen flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - Lake
Sharp-shinned Hawk - westbound flyover 7:30am
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4 or 5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 5
Downy Woodpecker - pair Belvedere Castle
Northern Flicker - 5 
American Kestrel - male mobbed by Blue Jay at Belvedere Castle 
Eastern Phoebe - 3 (Andrea Hessel & Bill Perro)
Blue-headed Vireo - Belvedere Castle (Val Landwehr)
Blue Jay - 10
American Crow - 6-8 flying around in the Ramble
White-breasted Nuthatch - Bow Bridge
Winter Wren - 1 or 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1 south side of Maintenance Field
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 30-40
Hermit Thrush - 10
Wood Thrush - Laupot Bridge (Deb)
American Robin - 25-30 (many flying)
Gray Catbird - 5-8
Northern Mockingbird - singing at Cedar Hill
House Finch - 2 or 3
Chipping Sparrow - 5-10
Field Sparrow - 1 Maintenance Field (Deb)
Song Sparrow - 15-20
Swamp Sparrow - 3
White-throated Sparrow - 40-50
Eastern Towhee - 10-15
Common Grackle - 10
Common Yellowthroat - female east side of Maintenance Field
Northern Parula - 2 uphill from Boathouse
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 2 (male Castle (Val Landwehr), female Tupelo 
Field)
Palm Warbler - 1 Turtle Pond
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 15-20
Black-throated Green Warbler - female Oak Bridge
Scarlet Tanager - male Gill Overlook (Val Landwehr)
Northern Cardinal - 5
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Virginia Rail: Lucy McLeod @LucyTheNerd headed downtown after leaving the group 
finding, photographing and tweeting a Virginia Rail at Madison Avenue and 53rd 
Street. Later Mick Hill @MickHill56 tweeted that the bird had been picked up 
and delivered to the Wild Bird Fund @wildbirdfund. For Manhattan bird alerts 
see @BirdCentralPark maintained by David Barrett. 
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Deb Allen
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