- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Dec. 27, 2019
* NYNY1912.27

- Birds mentioned
ATLANTIC PUFFIN+
COMMON MURRE+
BROWN PELICAN+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
PAINTED BUNTING+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Red-necked Grebe
Razorbill
DOVEKIE
Black-legged Kittiwake
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Black-headed Gull
EURASIAN WIGEON
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Common Eider
KING EIDER
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Cackling Goose
TUNDRA SWAN
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail
American Woodcock
Northern Bobwhite
Rough-legged Hawk
Bald Eagle
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Vesper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
NORTHERN SHRIKE
Nashville Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Wilson's Warbler
SEDGE WREN

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
http://www.nybirds.org/NYSARC/goodreport.htm

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to nysarc44
(at)nybirds{dot}org.

If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

       Gary Chapin - Secretary
       NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
       125 Pine Springs Drive
       Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Hotline: New York City Area Rare Bird Alert
Number: (212) 979-3070

Compiler: Tom Burke
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, December 27th
2019 at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are PAINTED BUNTING, SEDGE
WREN, ATLANTIC PUFFIN, DOVEKIE, COMMON MURRE, BROWN PELICAN, BARNACLE
GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, TUNDRA SWAN, EURASIAN WIGEON, BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE, HARLEQUIN DUCK, KING EIDER, NORTHERN SHRIKE, YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT and much more.

Last Saturday during the Montauk Christmas Bird Count a female plumaged
PAINTED BUNTING was spotted feeding with various sparrows along East Lake
Drive at Big Reed Path near the sign to Big Reed Pond it was still in that
area at least to Tuesday but we are aware of no reports since Tuesday.

A SEDGE WREN heard and seen Wednesday at Arshamomaque Pond Preserve on the
north fork at Southold was reported there again on Thursday.

The day before the Montauk Count last Friday the 20th two ATLANTIC PUFFINS
were identified as they flew past Montauk Point. They could not be
relocated the next day but the count did produce a DOVEKIE sitting off Kirk
Park in the town of Montauk. Another 2 DOVEKIES and 3 COMMON MURRES were
also seen Tuesday from a boat about 10 miles south of Smith Pont in
Shirley. If you'd like to see some alcids and more check out the See Life
Paulagics trip going out of Brooklyn on January 11th. Call them at (215)
234-6805 < http://www.paulagics.com/site/ >.

A BROWN PELICAN was spotted midday today flying by Fort Wadsworth on Staten
Island.

A BARNACLE GOOSE overnighting and often loafing on the lake at Belmont Lake
State Park was still present there today. Two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE
were spotted recently at Sunken Meadow State Park on the pond on the left
side of the bridge and the Lower Westchester WHITE-FRONTED was again on
Playland Lake in Rye today. Two CACKLING GEESE were reported this week and
a TUNDRA SWAN flew by Heckscher State Park last Sunday. A drake EURASIAN
WIGEON was back on Tung Ting Pond in Centerport on the north side of Route
25a today. Two BARROW'S GOLDENEYE were found on the Montauk Count, a drake
out at Gardiners Island and a female in Fort Pond Bay. On Monday a young
male was also present on Fort Pond Bay. A drake KING EIDER was off Kirk
Park in Montauk last Saturday and a female was spotted on Monday flying by
the Montauk Harbor Inlet with some COMMON EIDERS. Three to five HARLEQUIN
DUCKS have been present this past week at Orient Point and another one or
two have been spotted around the jetties at Shinnecock Inlet with one at
Hog Creek in Accabonac last Saturday.

An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL was still around Setauket Harbor Wednesday and
an ICELAND GULL was at Bush Terminal Piers Park in Brooklyn yesterday. Two
or three BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES appeared off Montauk Point Tuesday and
yesterday.

Three RED-NECKED GREBES occurred off Breezy Point last Saturday with a few
scattered singles around. A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK remains on the Jones Beach
strip and the immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues in Central Park's
north end. A VESPER SPARROW was still present Sunday in Prospect Park where
a WILSON'S WARBLER remained yesterday. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was found at
numerous sites and the YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT continues in Marshlands
Conservancy in Rye.

The Montauk Christmas Count last Saturday totaled 123 species the
highlights including 2 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES and single KING EIDER and
HARLEQUIN DUCK, 2 NORTHERN BOBWHITES, 4 RED-NECKED GREBES, a ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWK, one CLAPPER RAIL and 9 VIRGINIA RAILS, 3 ICELAND GULL and 3 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS, a DOVEKIE and 557 RAZORBILLS, one SHORT-EARED and 10
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS, 2 EASTERN PHOEBES, 4 YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS, 3
ORANGE-CROWNED, one PRAIRIE and 24 PINE WARBLERS and a PAINTED BUNTING. The
count period birds including the two ATLANTIC PUFFINS and a NORTHERN SHRIKE.

The Bronx-Westchester Count Sunday tallied 114 species including GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 5 BALD
EAGLES, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, single ORANGE-CROWNED and NASHVILLE WARBLERS
and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, 6 PINE WARBLERS and a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK.

The Northern Nassau Count last Saturday netted 104 species including a
EURASIAN WIGEON in Cold Spring Harbor, CACKLING GOOSE, LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL, NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, 2 EASTERN PHOEBES, one PALM and 6 PINE
WARBLERS and 68 CHIPPING SPARROWS.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
National Audubon Society. Thank you for calling.

- End transcript

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