On Sunday 109 participants took to Central Park, in practically balmy weather compared to last year, for 120th CBC. They counted 5,148 birds of 57 species. Despite some notable misses, for example Black-capped Chickadee and Red-winged Blackbird (a count week bird), both the total number of birds and species total falls well within the 20-year average for the park. See preliminary count results below.
Other counts for the New Jersey Lower Hudson count circle took place at Governor's Island, Randall's Island, Riverside Park, Inwood Hill Park, Stuyvesant Town & Cove, East River & Corlear's Hook Parks, Bryant Park, Tompkins Square Park, Washington Square Park, Harlem area parks Lower Manhattan, and throughout Hudson and Bergen County. Preliminary reports also indicate four Nashville Warblers were seen on counts in Upper Manhattan, which is a record for the count circle. The final results for Central Park and the entire NJLH circle will be available at nycaudubon.org after count week ends! Canada Goose 247 Wood Duck 1 Gadwall 3 American Black Duck 2 Mallard 256 Green-winged Teal 1 Northern Shoveler 608 Bufflehead 17 Hooded Merganser 10 Ruddy Duck 77 Pied-billed Grebe 1 Great Blue Heron 3 Turkey Vulture 1 Cooper's Hawk 9 Red-shouldered Hawk* 1 Red-tailed Hawk 14 American Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 American Coot 2 Ring-billed Gull 142 Herring Gull 245 Great Black-backed Gull 61 Rock Pigeon 609 Mourning Dove 87 Red-headed Woodpecker 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 46 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 16 Downy Woodpecker 21 Northern Flicker 11 Blue Jay 176 Common Raven 1 American Crow 53 Fish Crow 3 Tufted Titmouse 1 White-breasted Nuthatch 4 Brown Creeper 3 Carolina Wren 4 Winter Wren 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5 Hermit Thrush 9 American Robin 247 Gray Catbird 1 Northern Mockingbird 8 European Starling 216 Chipping Sparrow* 2 Fox Sparrow 15 Dark-eyed Junco 34 White-throated Sparrow 924 Song Sparrow 14 Swamp Sparrow 1 Eastern Towhee 5 Northern Cardinal 93 Rusty Blackbird 1 Common Grackle 41 House Finch 27 American Goldfinch 18 House Sparrow 747 -- Kaitlyn Parkins Pronouns: she/they Conservation Biologist New York City Audubon 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1523 New York, NY 10010 212-691-7483 x309 <(212)%20691-7483> kpark...@nycaudubon.org www.nycaudubon.org -- 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/ --