Monday, May 15th - 

A Summer Tanager was noted from Tompkins Square Park in the east-Village area 
of Manhattan (N.Y. City) on Monday, 5/16. More details (and esp. if re-found), 
to come.  This species has been making a very good showing in this city and in 
N.Y. County, for the spring this year. Many sightings have been from various 
areas not in the larger or best-known parks, including the first of the species 
to be documented for NY state (in 2022) which was in east Harlem in Manhattan. 
It’s also a species that has rather regularly (for a rarer species, that is) 
been found in the odd, less-birded places by those who observe in & from such 
areas and ‘patches' in migration and otherwise.

A fair no. of us tried watches on (in particular), stretches of the Hudson 
River waterfront (from Manhattan) over the day Monday and esp. so in late-day, 
post-storms that rolled past, however there were no (known) ‘rare' species seen 
on these watches or scans, to my knowledge or experiences, & not a great deal 
of activity for the late-day in most of these observations. The poss. 
“Sterna”-tern-species seen by some, in low number & low density, were likely 
only pertaining to Common Terns, which species has arrived in the area & 
already started to set up some territories in known colonies. (the very recent 
infux of INLAND Arctic Terns seemed to have abated, even-if there may be some 
of that species lingering on some water-bodies or as fly-throughs for other 
n.-e. states or in areas outside of N.Y. City.)

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Central Park (in Manhattan, N.Y. City) -

American Warblers for the entire park on Monday totaled (at least) 24 species, 
and that list is below.  Of these 24 species, at least 22 were seen, by 
multiple observers through the day on Monday, in the areas of “the Ramble" & 
including the adjacent walks around Turtle Pond to the north edge of the Great 
Lawn, as well as in Strawberry Fields.  Many if not most were also 
photo-documented by various obs. & in various locations. All of the species 
noted here were seen by many, and none of the species were seen only as single 
individuals for the park. There were also a few additional reports for other 
warblers but with little or no details to aid in confirmations, as of this 

Ovenbird (multiple)
Worm-eating Warbler (at least several, in a number of locations in the park)
Northern Waterthrush (multiple)
Blue-winged Warbler (multiple)
Black-and-white Warbler (multiple)
Tennessee Warbler (multiple, & many noted from treetops as singing males)
Nashville Warbler (multiple)
Common Yellowthroat (multiple)
Hooded Warbler (at least several, in a number of locations in the park)
American Redstart (multiple)
Cape May Warbler (multiple)
Northern Parula (many)
Magnolia Warbler (many)
Bay-breasted Warbler (MANY!!)
Blackburnian Warbler (multiple)
Yellow Warbler (multiple)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (multiple)
Blackpoll Warbler (multiple - many: but not nearly the peak of this 
usually-numerous-in-later-parts-of-May species)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (multiple)
Myrtle/Yellow-rumped Warbler (many)
Prairie Warbler (multiple)
Black-throated Green Warbler (multiple)
Canada Warbler (multiple)
Wilson's Warbler (multiple)

It is also be noted that many, poss. all of the above species were seen in 
many-multiple locations scattered all through New York County (on at least 3 of 
the principal islands of the county, the largest of those being Manhattan 
island) and some of the above also very-numerous in some places other than 
Central Park. This possibly/especially-so for some of the northern Manhattan 
green-spaces on Monday - and again, with multiple obsevers of all.  [One may 
note the seeming-lack of the presence of some of the earliest-moving migrant 
warblers in the push on Monday - or prior to then, with many of those latter 
type species likely having moved on, in recent days. We will see if yet-more of 
some ’stragglers’ of that sort still show in this county.]

Also found in multiple areas of the county were Cuckoos, with most being noted 
as Yellow-billed however some Black-billed Cuckoos also have been showing, and 
a very few at least were also photo-documented by Monday, 5/16.  And of course, 
all manner of other typical mid-May migrants & resident or visitant species.

good birds to all,

Tom Fiore


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