Central Park NYC
Wednesday January 1, 2020: 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Central Park - Cooper's Hawk, Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren. Inwood 
Hill Park - Eastern Screech-Owl. 

Canada Goose - 480-500
Northern Shoveler - 335-350
Gadwall - 1 male Reservoir
Mallard - around 100
Bufflehead - 11 Reservoir
Hooded Merganser - 5
Ruddy Duck - around 170
American Coot - 1 NE Reservoir
Ring-billed Gull - very low numbers at Reservoir
Herring Gull - 90-100
Great Black-backed Gull - 16
Great Blue Heron - immature flew from the Point to the Upper Lobe
Cooper's Hawk - adult male (thanks to Frank Rutella)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 2 males at Evodia Field feeders
Blue Jay - 6
White-breasted Nuthatch - path up to Warbler Rock from Bow Bridge (Peter 
Haskell)
Brown Creeper - west side of Evodia Field (Peter Haskell)
Carolina Wren - pair Shakespeare Garden
American Robin - 1 north end of Reservoir in Crab Apple
House Finch - 14
Chipping Sparrow - 1 Cedar Hill (Bob - early)
White-throated Sparrow - many
Dark-eyed Junco - 12 Cedar Hill (Bob - early)
Eastern Towhee - 3 (1 male, 2 females) Maintenance Field
Northern Cardinal - 11
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The indefatigable Ed Gaillard @EdwardGaillard tweeted a Fox Sparrow at the 
Evodia Field, a Hermit Thrush at Cedar Hill, and the continuing Red-headed 
Woodpecker on the west side at 97th Street.

Xander Vitarelli @xander_vit tweeted a Boat-tailed Grackle in a flock of Common 
Grackles that included a luecistic bird in Central Park at West 97th Street.

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Later on, at Inwood Hill Park there were one or two gray-morph Eastern 
Screech-Owls.

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Good Birding in 2020,

Deb Allen

Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @DAllenNYC. For many other Central Park 
and Manhattan bird reports see @BirdCentralPark maintained by David Barrett. 

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