[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 3 December 2021

2021-12-04 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Dec. 3, 2021
* NYNY2112.03

- Birds mentioned
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE+
GRAY KINGBIRD+
LECONTE'S SPARROW+
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Cackling Goose
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
American Bittern
NORTHERN SHRIKE
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Orange-crowned Warbler
American Redstart
Wilson's Warbler
DICKCISSEL

- Transcript

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   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 3rd
2021* at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are GRAY KINGBIRD, PINK-FOOTED
GOOSE, LECONTE'S SPARROW, WESTERN TANAGER, NORTHERN SHRIKE, GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, KING EIDER, GLAUCOUS GULL,
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, DICKCISSEL and more.

A rather obliging GRAY KINGBIRD found last Monday at Great Kills Park on
Staten Island was still present there today. It has been staying mostly in
shrubby areas across from the Moonbeam Marina. So from Hylan Boulevard
enter Great Kills on Buffalo Street and continue towards Crooke's Point.
Park near the Moonbeam Marina and search the vegetated areas across from
the marina including near the bathhouse for the KINGBIRD. A drake KING
EIDER also continues along the shore at Great Kills.

Last Sunday a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was found in a Canada Goose flock out in
Bridgehampton in a field on the south side of Route 27 (Montauk Highway).
On Monday the flock was with the PINK-FOOTED and relocated a little north
of there on Short's Pond on the western side of Scuttlehole Road but we
have no further reports since Monday. This PINK-FOOTED follows one on
Wappinger's Lake in Dutchess County that departed last Saturday.

Two LECONTE'S SPARROWS were seen together on top of the landfill at Croton
Point Park on Thursday morning with one reappearing there in the afternoon.
This is the same area where a LECONTE'S was also present in early November.

A WESTERN TANAGER was still appearing in Carl Schurz Park in mid-Manhattan
today visiting the feeder area located just off East End Avenue adjacent to
about 86th Street.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen again yesterday and today at the North Fork
Preserve which is north of Sound Avenue in Northville.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was still present midday today on the pond
adjacent to the Rye Ridge shopping center off Bowman Avenue in Rye Brook
and another was reported today on the lake at Rockland Lake State Park.

A few CACKLING GEESE include the one at Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream.

Single drake EURASIAN WIGEONS were continuing on Mill Pond in Oyster Bay on
Patchogue Lake and additional drake KING EIDERS included one last weekend
continuing on the Montauk Harbor Inlet and another Sunday at Shinnecock
Inlet.

An immature GLAUCOUS GULL was spotted last Saturday at Jones Beach West End
followed by one Monday at Fort Tilden. Dwindling numbers of LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS included 4 Saturday at Robert Moses State Park lot 2 and
an AMERICAN BITTERN was still around Prospect Park Lake last Saturday

A report of 6 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS moving by Robert Moses State Park
this morning provide good encouragement of perhaps a good winter ahead.

Last Sunday single flyover LAPLAND LONGSPURS were noted at both Randall's
Island and Breezy Point.

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen in Inwood Hill Park all week and Union
Square Park Saturday and out at Montauk last weekend and late warblers
featured AMERICAN REDSTART and WILSON'S in Prospect Park to Thursday.

Two DICKCISSELS have been visiting the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area
recently through today with another lingering in Inwood Hill Park through
last weekend.

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

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National Audubon Society. Thank you for calling.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 12 November 2021

2021-11-12 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov. 12, 2021
* NYNY2111.12

- Birds mentioned
SAY'S PHOEBE+
LECONTE'S SPARROW+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
SANDHILL CRANE
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
Parasitic Jaeger
Black-legged Kittiwake
Lesser Black-backed Gull
American Bittern
Cattle Egret
Golden Eagle
WESTERN KINGBIRD
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Grasshopper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Ovenbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

- Transcript

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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, November 12th
2021* at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are SAY'S PHOEBE, WESTERN
KINGBIRD, LECONTE'S SPARROW, SANDHILL CRANE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE,
EURASIAN WIGEON, KING EIDER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, LAPLAND LONGSPUR,
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and more.

A nice combination of flycatchers at Caumsett State Park both continued at
their respective locations at least through Tuesday but we have no word
since then but both might continue there. The SAY'S PHOEBE had been
frequenting the corral area between the parking lots and the tree line to
the north but over the weekend was pushed a little farther east to corral
fencing near the yellow barn while the overflow parking areas were being
used. The WESTERN KINGBIRD up to Tuesday remained along the spit at Lloyd
Point requiring a 2 mile walk north to that area.

Last Saturday a LECONTE'S SPARROW was spotted at Croton Point Park and on
Tuesday it was relocated along the path over the landfill where it
continued but was quite secretive at least to Thursday morning requiring
much patience as it would only occasionally pop briefly out of the
vegetation along the path. Other highlight species at Croton have included
single GRASSHOPPER and "Ipswich" SAVANNAH SPARROWS atop the landfill.

With the hawk season winding down but with some more GOLDEN EAGLES expected
over local watches, providing a nice surprise were the 3 SANDHILL CRANES
moving by the Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch at the Butler Sanctuary in Bedford
last Saturday morning.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE has returned to the Rye area [...] on
Playland Lake last Monday and has also been seen on the pond off Bowman
Avenue in Rye Brook at the [...] roosting site where it disappears with the
Canadas at one of the several golf courses in the area. A drake EURASIAN
WIGEON has recently been seen on the West Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife
Refuge along with a good variety of waterfowl and a drake KING EIDER was
still present off Midland Beach on Staten Island last Tuesday. Conceivably
the same lingering immature AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was reported Wednesday
at Floyd Bennett Field and then Thursday at nearby Plumb Beach in Brooklyn.

Two BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES off Robert Moses State Park today were joined
by 4 continuing LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and a PARASITIC JAEGER with
another PARASITIC also seen off Orient Point last Saturday.

Though the influx has definitely tapered off a CATTLE EGRET was still
present Wednesday out at Hook Pond in East Hampton while an AMERICAN
BITTERN was noted this week in Prospect Park. Single LAPLAND LONGSPURS were
reported from Ferry Point Park in the Bronx last weekend and Sammy's Beach
in East Hampton Tuesday and the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
off Yaphank Avenue on Wednesday. A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was along the
Hudson River Greenway south of Watts Street in Manhattan Monday.

Last week ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen in Central Park at Point
Lookout and out at Big Reed Pond in Montauk while a variety of late
warblers have recently included OVENBIRD, BLACK-AND-WHITE, TENNESSEE,
AMERICAN REDSTART, NORTHERN PARULA, BLACKBURNIAN, BLACK-THROATEDEDS BLUE
and GREEN, CANADA and WILSON'S.

A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Saturday and a DICKCISSEL has been lingering at the Dyckman Fields in
Inwood Hill Park all week.

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

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 5 November 2021

2021-11-05 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov. 5, 2021
* NYNY2111.05

- Birds mentioned
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK+
BROWN BOOBY+
SAY'S PHOEBE+
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
American Golden-Plover
MARBLED GODWIT
Long-billed Dowitcher
Parasitic Jaeger
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern
CATTLE EGRET
GOLDEN EAGLE
WESTERN KINGBIRD
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Vesper Sparrow
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Orange-crowned Warbler
DICKCISSEL

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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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, November 5th
2021* at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER,
SAY'S PHOEBE, WESTERN KINGBIRD, BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK, BROWN BOOBY,
EURASIAN WIGEON, KING EIDER, MARBLED GODWIT, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, CATTLE
EGRET, GOLDEN EAGLE, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW,
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, DICKCISSEL and more.

The fall's first ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was spotted Wednesday at Jones
Beach West End and relocated there again today. The bird has usually been
along the roadway closer to field 1 then field 2, today using both sides
and the median strip sometimes perching on the Christmas light displays and
also moving over to the north edge of the field 1 parking lot and adjacent
bike path just west of the lot.

Also still present today was the SAY'S PHOEBE at Caumsett State Park still
frequenting the fences around the corral area between the parking lots and
the tree line to the north. Also at Caumsett a WESTERN KINGBIRD was found
Wednesday and continued through today along the trail out to Lloyd Point, a
decent hike north from the parking lots. Another WESTERN KINGBIRD was
spotted yesterday flying west over Heckscher State Park.

A BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK paid an unexpected visit last Sunday to the
Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River where it was photographed on a pond
with Mallards. A BROWN BOOBY was photographed last Tuesday afternoon as it
flew along side the Orient ferry while crossing Long Island Sound. The
drake EURASIAN WIGEON was still present to Monday on Mill Pond in Oyster
Bay. The Staten Island male KING EIDER has remained at Midland Beach at
least through Monday and another male KING was seen at the inlet to Lake
Montauk last Saturday.

An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was still at Floyd Bennett Field Tuesday with
possibly the same GOLDEN spotted in Jamaica Bay last Sunday while another
immature was on the wharf with other shorebirds at the West Boat Marina at
Point Lookout today. A MARBLED GODWIT continued at Jones Beach West End at
least to Sunday and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS featured one in the Nickerson
Beach parking lot roost last Saturday and one on Santapogue Creek in West
Babylon to Tuesday.

A nice assembly of birds last Saturday off Robert Moses State Park included
in the morning flight one GREAT and 8 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 27 BLACK-LEGGED
KITTIWAKES, 20 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, a PARASITIC JAEGER, 500 NORTHERN
GANNETS and an estimated 6,000 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS. Another 21
KITTIWAKES were also moving east just offshore in the late afternoon. A
PARASITIC JAEGER was a highlight off Playland Park in Rye Saturday morning.
An immature ICELAND GULL was found at Breezy Point last Saturday and an
AMERICAN BITTERN visited Prospect Park Wednesday.

A recent invasion of CATTLE EGRETS included singles Thursday at Cedar Beach
and at Miller Field on Staten Island.

GOLDEN EAGLES are now appearing over local hawkwatches on a consistent
basis including 5 at the Butler Sanctuary watch in Bedford Thursday.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR flew by Moses Park this morning. CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS
late this week were noted at Randall's Island, Forest Park and Jones Beach
West End and the YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was still at Verizon Plaza just west
of Bryant Park yesterday. VESPER SPARROWS and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were
each noted at several locations this week. A few DICKCISSELS included one
at Jones Beach West End today.

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

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 15 October 2021

2021-10-16 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Oct. 15, 2021
* NYNY2110.15

- Birds mentioned
BROWN BOOBY+
SAY'S PHOEBE+
GRAY KINGBIRD+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

EARED GREBE
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
MARBLED GODWIT
Baird's Sandpiper
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
Parasitic Jaeger
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
Caspian Tern
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
GREAT BLUE HERON
SEDGE WREN
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Vesper Sparrow
Nelson's Sparrow
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
Orange-crowned Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

- 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, October 15th
2021* at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are GRAY KINGBIRD, SAY'S
PHOEBE, BROWN BOOBY, EARED GREBE, SEDGE WREN, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD,
white morph of GREAT BLUE HERON, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, MARBLED GODWIT,
HUDSONIAN GODWIT, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE,
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and
more.

A GRAY KINGBIRD was spotted Wednesday morning during a field trip to the
Fire Island Lighthouse, but after being photographed the bird quickly
disappeared. The searches there and at adjacent Robert Moses State Park
were unsuccessful in relocating it. Another flycatcher though has been more
accommodating. This a SAY'S PHOEBE found Thursday at Caumsett State Park.
This somewhat dull immature was still around a corral area near the parking
lots today often near an Eastern Phoebe for comparison.

Saturday morning a seawatch off Robert Moses State Park field 2 produced a
BROWN BOOBY moving east well offshore. This was followed Wednesday morning
by a BROWN BOOBY spotted heading west leading to a suggestion that these
and the westbound bird back on October 5th may involve the same individual.
The Saturday watch also produced 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS with one on Wednesday.

An EARED GREBE was photographed Wednesday in Shinnecock Bay near the
Ponquogue Bridge. A SEDGE WREN was a surprise find on top of the landfill
at Croton Point Park Wednesday morning but has not been relocated there
since. In contrast a female type YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD continues to be
seen by persistent searchers around Nickerson Beach west of Point Lookout
usually with a flock of Cowbirds and Starlings.

A GREAT WHITE HERON continues at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye normally
roosting during high tide around the central island in the marsh moving to
feed at lower tides in the cove west of the causeway out to Marie's Neck.

Among the shorebirds an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was still reported today
among the flock lingering at Floyd Bennett Field and a MARBLED GODWIT was
still visiting the bar off the Coast Guard Station at Jones Beach West End
today. An HUDSONIAN GODWIT appeared in Watermill last Sunday with one also
at Mecox Bay Sunday and Monday and a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was at Plumb Beach
to Monday while a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was a highlight on the East Pond at
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last weekend.

A few CASPIAN TERNS continue along the coast.

Birds seen off Montauk Point last Saturday featured 2 BLACK-LEGGED
KITTIWAKES, a PARASITIC JAEGER and 1 MANX, 1 GREAT and 37 CORY'S
SHEARWATERS while Sunday produced a BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, 2 PARASITIC
JAEGERS and 20 CORY'S.

Among the sparrows this week were a CLAY-COLORED at the Lido Beach Passive
Area Sunday and Monday, a VESPER at Floyd Bennett Field Monday and some
NELSON'S of both the coastal and inland races at various coastal locations.

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen near the GRAY KINGBIRD on Fire Island
Wednesday while warblers included CONNECTICUTS on Staten Island Monday and
Manhattan's TriBeCa area to Wednesday and in Prospect Park Thursday though
a few ORANGE-CROWNEDS and other lingering species also noted.

Continued sightings of BLUE GROSBEAKS include one on Randall's Island on
Saturday and one on Governors Island today while late week DICKCISSELS were
at Moses Park yesterday and moving over mid-Manhattan this morning.

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.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 8 October 2021

2021-10-09 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Oct. 8, 2021
* NYNY2110.08

- Birds mentioned
BROWN BOOBY+
VARIED THRUSH+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

KING EIDER
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
Whimbrel
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
MARBLED GODWIT
Baird's Sandpiper
Parasitic Jaeger
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
GREAT BLUE HERON (white morph "Great White Heron")
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
LARK SPARROW
Vesper Sparrow
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
Orange-crowned Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

- 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, October 8th
2021* at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are VARIED THRUSH, BROWN
BOOBY, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, white morph of GREAT BLUE HERON, KING
EIDER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, MARBLED GODWIT, LARK
SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT,
BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and more.

Certainly a surprise was the appearance of a VARIED THRUSH last Tuesday at
the Sands Point Preserve. A bird decently photographed before it
disappeared during a day when the park was closed.

A seawatch off Robert Moses State Park Tuesday morning produced an immature
BROWN BOOBY moving west followed by a PARASITIC JAEGER doing the same.
Twenty-two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were also counted on the beach at
Moses that morning.

An elusive YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD usually seen mostly with cowbirds and
starlings around Nickerson Beach including last Sunday, Monday and
yesterday. It was also reported Tuesday near the Point Lookout Town Park at
the end of Lido Boulevard thus expanding the search range.

A white morph of GREAT BLUE HERON, also referred to as GREAT WHITE HERON,
remains in Rye at Marshlands Conservancy through today. At high tide the
heron has been roosting by an island in the middle section of the marsh
moving south 200 yards at lower tides to feed in the cove off Murray's Neck.

The KING EIDER was still around Midland Beach on Staten Island Monday and
another immature male was off Napeague State Park Tuesday and Wednesday.

Immature AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were seen at Plumb Beach Wednesday, at
Floyd Bennett Field Wednesday through today and also at Heckscher State
Park today.

A couple of MARBLED GODWITS have been visiting the bar off the Coast Guard
Station at Jones Beach West End at least to yesterday while an HUDSONIAN
GODWIT was seen again on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last
Saturday. Continuing WHIMBREL have included 5 on Fire Island Wednesday and
up to 6 at Smith Point County Park in Shirley and 3 still at Fort Tilden
yesterday and a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was spotted at Plumb Beach last Sunday.

Some CASPIAN TERNS peaked Thursday with 5 at Mecox and 6 in Gardiners Bay
in East Hampton.

A LARK SPARROW visited Plumb Beach Monday and another was seen again today
near the Fire Island hawkwatch. Among the few CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were
singles in Prospect Park and Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn last Saturday,
at Plumb Beach Tuesday and at Jones Beach West End today.

Both GRASSHOPPER and VESPER SPARROWS were found at Randall's Island last
Saturday and on Governors Island Sunday with another GRASSHOPPER at Pelham
Bay Park Sunday. YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and BLUE GROSBEAK were also on
Governors Island Saturday with other BLUE GROSBEAKS at Central Park's north
end Wednesday and in Orient today. DICKCISSELS include singles at
Marshlands Conservancy and in Mattituck yesterday and at Central Park's
north end to today along with Friday birds also at Governors Island and
Heckscher State Park.

Warblers this week have featured ORANGE-CROWNED, CONNECTICUT, MOURNING,
HOODED, CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED and several other species.

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.

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Re: [nysbirds-l] N.Y. County, NYC 9/25 (& some prior days) - Blue Grosbeak, Dickcissel, sparrows incl. Wh.-cr., 22+ Warbler spp., multiple Monk Parakeets, & more

2021-09-26 Thread Ben Cacace
Tom / all,

Tom, thanks for posting the details on the Governors Island sighting. The #
of Bobolink seen was noted down in error. It was just one individual
clearly seen. It was associating with other birds but when this one settled
on the southside of Fort Jay I was able to ID this one. There were several
other sightings near the SW corner of Fort Jay but only one was seen
simultaneously.

I'm in the process of reviewing the checklist now and when reviewed my
lists will have check marks showing the process was completed. This was
an oversight on my part.

Apologies ... my mistake. Will have to do a quick look after on the notable
birds seen.
-- 
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 17 September 2021

2021-09-18 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Sep. 17, 2021
* NYNY2109.17

- Birds mentioned
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER+
ROSEATE SPOONBILL+
BROWN BOOBY+
SAY'S PHOEBE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
Whimbrel
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
GREAT BLUE HERON (white morph "Great White Heron")
Red-headed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Philadelphia Vireo
Gray-cheeked Thrush
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
LARK SPARROW
Lincoln's Sparrow
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

- 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, September 17th
2021* at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are ROSEATE SPOONBILL, BROWN
BOOBY, SAY'S PHOEBE, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, white morph of GREAT BLUE
HERON, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER,
HUDSONIAN GODWIT, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, LARK SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW,
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK,
DICKCISSEL and more.

The ROSEATE SPOONBILL found in Mill Neck on Sunday the 5th was still being
seen around Beaver Lake south of Cleft Road up to Wednesday though we have
no reports since then.

A BROWN BOOBY first spotted in Arthur Kill off the southwestern section of
Staten Island last Saturday was still being seen there up to yesterday
often sitting on buoy #4. This area can be viewed from near the
intersection of Allentown Lane and Windward Court just north of the
Outerbridge Crossing.

The SAY'S PHOEBE was found early last Saturday west of the parking lot at
Cupsogue County Park in West Hampton Dunes and lingered there for a couple
of hours before moving on.

The female YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD first noted back on August 25th at
Nickerson Beach was seen there again last Saturday in dune grasses near the
west tern colony.

Another bird only seen infrequently has been the white morph of GREAT BLUE
HERON at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye spotted again last Saturday along
the marsh edge.

Scarce so far this year an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER appeared at Heckscher
State Park yesterday.

At Cutchogue fields off Oregon Road and Depot Lane hosted 2 BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPERS Monday with a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER there Tuesday and another
BUFF-BREASTED visited the Route 51 fields in Centerport just east of Route
111 also on Monday. Another BAIRD'S dropped by the field 7 pools at
Heckscher State Park yesterday where a WILSON'S PHALAROPE was also seen
last Saturday and again Wednesday. An HUDSONIAN GODWIT was spotted in Fire
Island Inlet on Wednesday and up to 5 WHIMBREL were noted this week at Fort
Tilden with 3 more out in Jamaica Bay Sunday.

A few CASPIAN TERNS were present this week sometimes in company with the
much more plentiful ROYAL TERNS.

Single RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were spotted Tuesday in Central Park and
Inwood Hill Park. Four immature LARK SPARROWS were found this week with one
at Watch Hill on Fire Island Sunday, one at Oak Beach Tuesday and another
near there around Fire Island Inlet Wednesday with a fourth at Floyd
Bennett Field today. Single CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS appeared at Central
Park's north end Monday, at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn yesterday and
in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park today. On Wednesday 2 YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS
were noted, one in Central Park's north end and the other at Hoyt Farm Town
Park in Commack.

A few CONNECTICUT WARBLERS this week included birds reported from Central
Park Monday and Thursday, Battery Park Tuesday and Prospect Park and
Green-wood Cemetery today. A large variety of other warblers have included
a few MOURNINGS and about 26 other species this week.

SUMMER TANAGERS were reported from Central Park Monday and Prospect Park
Tuesday while single BLUE GROSBEAKS were found on Governors Island
Wednesday and in Green-wood Cemetery yesterday and today. A DICKCISSEL also
visited Governors Island last Saturday.

Other migrants have included OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, PHILADELPHIA VIREO,
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and LINCOLN'S SPARROW.

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 Soci

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 10 September 2021

2021-09-11 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Sep. 10, 2021
* NYNY2109.10

- Birds mentioned
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER+
ROSEATE SPOONBILL+
SWAINSON'S HAWK+
TOWNSEND'S WARBLER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Eastern Whip-poor-will
UPLAND SANDPIPER
Whimbrel
MARBLED GODWIT
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Royal Tern
GREAT BLUE HERON (white morph "Great Blue Heron")
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Philadelphia Vireo
LARK SPARROW
Lincoln's Sparrow
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
DICKCISSEL

- 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, September 10th
2021* at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are TOWNSEND'S WARBLER,
ROSEATE SPOONBILL, SWAINSON'S HAWK, white morph of GREAT BLUE HERON,
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, UPLAND SANDPIPER, RED-NECKED
PHALAROPE, MARBLED GODWIT, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, LARK SPARROW,
CONNECTICUT WARBLER, DICKCISSEL and more.

A female type TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, a great find yesterday in Brooklyn's
Green-wood Cemetery, was still present today, seen in some Bald Cypress in
the north-central part of the park. Use the main entrance on 25th Street.
Other good birds in the cemetery this week have included a LARK SPARROW
Wednesday, CONNECTICUT WARBLER Tuesday and Wednesday and 2 DICKCISSELS
Wednesday with one still there today along with a nice selection of other
species.

A ROSEATE SPOONBILL was found last Sunday at Beaver Lake in Mill Neck and
has stayed in that area through today. Often present on Beaver Lake located
just south of Cleft Road the bird has also been seen along Mill Neck Creek
south of the lake.

Hawkwatching season has begun and got off to a great start when last
Saturday afternoon an adult SWAINSON'S HAWK was photographed as it flew
over the Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch at the Butler Sanctuary in Bedford. We
are now entering the prime time for major BROAD-WINGED flights and a good
mix of species.

A white morph of GREAT BLUE HERON, often referred to as Great White Heron,
was present in the marsh at low tide Tuesday at Marshlands Conservancy in
Rye. This also likely the same bird reported there back on August 21st.

An EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL was also heard after sunset at Marshlands as well
singing again there this evening.

Highlights among the shorebirds this week included a BUFF-BREASTED and up
to 3 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS on Oregon Road in Deep Hollow ... fields in
Cutchogue during the week with 2 more BUFF-BREASTEDS off Head of the Neck
Road in Eastport Thursday and a BAIRD'S at the Brooklyn Golf Center on
Flatbush Avenue to today. An UPLAND SANDPIPER was a surprise visitor to
Rockaway Beach in Edgemere Monday. A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was spotted on
the Lullwater at Prospect Park Lake today and a WILSON'S PHALAROPE was at
Ruffle Bar in Jamaica Bay last Sunday. Four MARBLED GODWITS were reported
on islands north of Jones Beach Tuesday and a WHIMBREL was at the Lido
Beach last Saturday with 4 more on Mecox Bay Tuesday while other shorebirds
this week included some WESTERN, PECTORAL, STILT and WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS.

Early Saturday an immature BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was spotted moving south
over Astoria Park in Queens, possibly the same bird seen later that day on
the ocean off Lido Beach.

Three CASPIAN and BLACK TERNS were also noted during the week along with
decent numbers of ROYAL TERNS.

A LARK SPARROW was spotted at the north end of Hempstead Lake today.

Arriving recently a few CONNECTICUT WARBLERS today included birds in
Central and Alley Pond Parks and at Jones Beach West End. Other warblers
featured a late LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH at Alley Pond Park Saturday, a
CERULEAN WARBLER at Conference House Park on Staten Island today and among
the roughly 30 species present locally a few MOURNING plus HOODED, CAPE
MAY, BAY-BREASTED and WORM-EATING WARBLER.

DICKCISSELS continue to move through and other migrants this week have
included OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, PHILADELPHIA VIREO at
at least 8

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 20 August 2021

2021-08-21 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 20, 2021
* NYNY2108.20

- Birds mentioned
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK+
WHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRD+
WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL+
BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL+
BLACK-CAPPED PETREL+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

KING EIDER
UPLAND SANDPIPER
Whimbrel
MARBLED GODWIT
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
Pomarine Jaeger
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Royal Tern
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Leach's Storm-Petrel
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER
BROWN PELICAN
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Purple Martin
Cliff Swallow
SEDGE WREN
Worm-eating Warbler
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Tennessee Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

- 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, August 20th
2021* at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are pelagic research vessel
findings including WHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRD, WHITE-FACED and BAND-RUMPED
STORM-PETRELS, BLACK-CAPPED PETREL and AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER plus
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK, BROWN PELICAN, KING EIDER, RED-NECKED and
WILSON'S PHALAROPES, MARBLED GODWIT, UPLAND SANDPIPER, SEDGE WREN,
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and more.

A NOAA research vessel transecting through New York waters 150 miles or so
out in the Atlantic early on Tuesday had the good fortune of spotting an
adult WHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRD as it flew high above their boat and away.
Other highlights in New York from transects on Tuesday and again today
included 3 sightings of WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL, one on Tuesday and 2
today, 3 BLACK-CAPPED PETRELS and 2 BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETRELS today and
combined totals of 7 LEACH'S and 15 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, 22 CORY'S, 9
GREAT and 8 AUDUBON'S SHEARWATERS and 3 POMARINE JAEGERS.

Back on shore the BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK continues on the East Pond
at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, usually at the Cove in the southwest corner
of the pond. Also on the East Pond have been at least 2 continuing WILSON'S
PHALAROPES while the 3 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES stayed for the shorebird
festival last Saturday but then moved on. The East Pond does though
continue to provide a good variety of shorebirds including STILT,
WHITE-RUMPED, PECTORAL, WESTERN SANDPIPER and an occasional LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHER among the more numerous species. Visiting GULL-BILLED TERNS and
BLACK TERNS and lots of waterfowl. A MARBLED GODWIT was still near Ruffel
Bar out at Jamaica Bay to Monday and yesterday 7 BROWN PELICANS showed up
in the bay to out into Jamaica Bay as well.

Other BROWN PELICANS during the week included 2 off Cupsogue County Park
last Saturday and 4 off Huguenot Beach on Staten Island Sunday. Cupsogue
also hosted a MARBLED GODWIT and 2 WHIMBRELS last Saturday while single
MARBLED GODWIT and WHIMBREL visited Mecox Sunday. Two more WHIMBRELS were
seen at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn Wednesday along with 4 GULL-BILLED TERNS.

On Staten Island, at restricted Freshkills Park, notable sightings included
an UPLAND SANDPIPER Saturday along with 2 SEDGE WRENS and 2 BLUE GROSBEAKS
with 4 SEDGE WRENS counted there Wednesday.

CASPIAN TERNS featured a couple at Croton Point Park Monday with one there
yesterday this only increasing coastal numbers of ROYAL TERNS included up
to 4 at Plumb Beach.

Also on Staten Island 2 immature male KING EIDERS continue along the shore
between Great Kills Park and Wolfe's Pond Park while another young male was
seen Wednesday around Montauk Harbor Inlet from the Cresli Whale Watching
boat which also recorded 11 CORY'S SHEARWATERS and 25 WILSON'S
STORM-PETRELS.

A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER in Central Park since the 11th was still around the
Ramble today. Among the other warbler migrants this week, most still in
rather low numbers, were a MOURNING or two in Central Park plus species
such as WORM-EATING, TENNESSEE, BAY-BREASTED, WILSON'S and HOODED while
other migrants included YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, PURPLE MARTIN and CLIFF
SWALLOW.

Besides the DICKCISSELS now feeding young at Croton Point Park another was
spotted Sunday at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

To phone in reports, call Tom Burke

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 13 August 2021

2021-08-14 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 13, 2021
* NYNY2108.13

- Birds mentioned
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK+
BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL+
WOOD STORK+
BROWN BOOBY+
ROSEATE SPOONBILL+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

KING EIDER
Sora
American Avocet (Dutchess County)
Whimbrel
MARBLED GODWIT
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Great Shearwater
AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER
BROWN PELICAN
Least Bittern
Olive-sided Flycatcher
SEDGE WREN
HENSLOW'S SPARROW
Worm-eating Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Tennessee Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Northern Parula
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

- 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, August 13th
2021* at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are ROSEATE SPOONBILL, WOOD
STORK, BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK, BROWN PELICAN, offshore pelagic
species including BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL and AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER, BROWN
BOOBY, KING EIDER, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, MARBLED
GODWIT, SEDGE WREN, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK,
DICKCISSEL and more.

We start with two updates. The Cold Spring Harbor ROSEATE SPOONBILL was
last seen early [last] Saturday morning flying north out of the harbor. It
may be the individual showing up later in Connecticut while the Staten
Island WOOD STORK was unfortunately found dead Monday afternoon having
apparently choked on a 3 foot piece of plastic foam.

A BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK reappeared Monday on the East Pond at
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge continuing there through today in the cove at
the southwest corner of the pond. Good numbers and varieties of shorebirds
still continue on the East Pond including 3 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES and 2-3
WILSON'S PHALAROPES, they have been recently hanging around the south end.
Other shorebirds included decent numbers of STILT and WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS, an occasional PECTORAL and WESTERN SANDPIPER and a LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHER among the more uncommon species. The pond has also produced SORA,
LEAST BITTERN, ROYAL TERN and a few GULL-BILLED TERNS. More GULL-BILLEDS
plus MARBLED GODWIT and up to 6 WHIMBREL have been present in the bay west
of the West Pond seen mostly from boats. Another MARBLED GODWIT was on the
flats at Cupsogue County Park in West Hampton Dunes yesterday.

Two BROWN PELICANS were seen today moving east off Fire Island near Smith
Point County Park in Shirley.

Two NOAA research vessels, apparently cruising Atlantic waters well
offshore during the week in New York waters, encountered 2 BROWN BOOBIES
last Sunday south of Suffolk County as well as a BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL
and 5 AUDUBON'S SHEARWATERS today, another 5 AUDUBON'S last Sunday and
GREAT SHEARWATER today and some WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS. A few WILSON'S
STORM-PETRELS have also been seen recently off Breezy Point and also from
the Coney Island Pier.

Two male KING EIDER were still present off Staten Island and usually seen
between Great Kills Park and Wolfe's Pond Park.

Twelve LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were counted today at Breezy Point and
single CASPIAN TERNS were spotted this week at Plumb Beach, Southold, Fire
Island and Croton Point Park.

Researchers at currently closed Freshkills Park on Staten Island on
Thursday reported a couple of SEDGE WRENS and a singing HENSLOW'S SPARROW.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER visited Central Park last Sunday and the
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER appearing Wednesday at Turtle Pond in Central Park was
still present there today.

Among the other warblers seen this week were WORM-EATING, BLUE-WINGED,
TENNESSEE, HOODED, NORTHERN PARULA, BLACKBURNIAN, CHESTNUT-SIDED, PRAIRIE,
CANADA and WILSON'S.

BLUE GROSBEAKS continue at the Calverton Grasslands as do the DICKCISSELS
breeding at Croton Point Park. Please continue to respect the needs of
these birds and do not disturb them in any way.

Some interesting slightly extralimital birds seen last Wednesday were an
AMERICAN AVOCET at the Beacon Waterfront in Dutchess County and a BROWN
BOOBY

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 23 July 2021

2021-07-25 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jul. 23, 2021
* NYNY2107.23

- Birds mentioned
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK+
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
ROSEATE SPOONBILL+ (Orange County)
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

SANDHILL CRANE
AMERICAN AVOCET
Whimbrel
Stilt Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
BROWN PELICAN
Red-headed Woodpecker
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

- 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, July 23rd 2021*
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK,
SANDHILL CRANE, WHITE-FACED IBIS, BROWN PELICAN, AMERICAN AVOCET and other
shorebirds, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and more.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge's single BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK continues
on the East Pond where it has been seen usually in the Cove roosting with
other waterfowl on the southwest side of the pond as viewed from the south
end. Be careful as you navigate the edges of the pond especially if
venturing up to the Raunt or beyond. WHITE-FACED IBIS has, at least through
Wednesday, been mostly now up at the north end of the pond. The big numbers
and variety of shorebirds, though, are generally well dispersed along the
pond's edges. These recently included 1 or 2 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 31
STILT SANDPIPERS, a WESTERN and up to 3 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and decent
totals for the more expected species. Also noted on the East Pond this week
were up to 3 GULL-BILLED TERNS and a CASPIAN TERN last Sunday.

The SANDHILL CRANE present on the Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn on
the 15th was likely the one also seen out at the tip of Breezy Point early
last Saturday.

A BROWN PELICAN was spotted off Miller Field Beach on Staten Island last
Sunday.

AMERICAN AVOCET, found at Nickerson Beach last Sunday, was still present
today in the rain pools west of the main tern colony. Remember there is a
fee to enter Nickerson if you arrive after the booths open up.

A WHIMBREL was at Breezy Point Tuesday and Wednesday where this week's high
count of 59 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS took place today and a CASPIAN TERN
appeared at Plumb Beach Monday.

A few WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS have been seen from shore along the coast
recently but pelagics have been sparse.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was still at Rockefeller State Park Preserve in
Westchester last Saturday and please remember to use utmost caution so as
not to disturb such sensitive species as the BLUE GROSBEAKS using the
wonderful Calverton Grasslands or the DICKCISSELS attempting to nest on the
Croton Point Park landfill.

There were sightings of single ROSEATE SPOONBILLS in the Orange County
Black Dirt Region at Liberty Loop on the 14th and yesterday to early this
morning at Wappinger's Falls in Dutchess County and hopefully it will be
soon that one appears in the NYC region.

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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[nysbirds-l] Manhattan: Flyover Glossy Ibis

2021-07-17 Thread Ben Cacace
Viewed from Pier i at 70th Street on Hudson River: a pair of Glossy Ibis 
heading north along Manhattan shoreline over West 79th Street Boat Basin and 
drifting over Manhattan by 7:56a. 

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 16 July 2021

2021-07-17 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jul. 16, 2021
* NYNY2107.16

- Birds mentioned
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK+
ARCTIC TERN+
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

KING EIDER
Sora
SANDHILL CRANE
Whimbrel
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
MARBLED GODWIT
Stilt Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Great Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
BROWN PELICAN
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

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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, July 16th 2021
at 9pm. The highlights of this vacation shortened week are BLACK-BELLIED
WHISTLING-DUCK, WHITE-FACED IBIS, BROWN PELICAN, ARCTIC TERN, LOGGERHEAD
SHRIKE, SANDHILL CRANE, KING EIDER, MANX SHEARWATER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT,
MARBLED GODWIT, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and more.

The East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge continues to produce
interesting birds highlighted by a BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK found at
the south end of the pond last Sunday that was still present today. This
bird is most often seen with other ducks along the west side of the south
end but may wander. Other highlights on the East Pond this week have
included the adult WHITE-FACED IBIS now usually seen more towards the north
end of the pond well above the Raunt plus an HUDSONIAN GODWIT, 1 or 2
GULL-BILLED TERNS during the week, 1 or 2 CASPIAN TERNS since Tuesday and
on Sunday a couple of SORAS along the reed edge near the Raunt.

Southbound adult shorebirds have also made a decent push into the area with
the East Pond hosting a nice variety including up to 4 STILT SANDPIPERS.
Also seen from a kayak in the bays surrounding the refuge were 2 WHIMBREL
on the west side Saturday and a MARBLED GODWIT again at Joco Marsh on the
east side Sunday.

Also of note were 4 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS found on a private cattle
farm out in Mattituck on Thursday.

The only BROWN PELICAN sightings locally apparently came from last Saturday
with 2 at Smith Point County Park in Shirley and singles from Fire Island
Pines and Robert Moses State Park.

An immature ARCTIC TERN was spotted Monday at the tern colony in Nickerson
Beach.

Apparently not publicized due to possible sensitivity a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
was present for a short while last Saturday in the northern section of East
Hampton and it has not been seen since.

And another surprise, a SANDHILL CRANE was photographed on the 18th green
at Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn early Thursday morning.

The young male KING EIDER was present off Star Island in Montauk Harbor
last weekend.

A seawatch off Robert Moses State Park Tuesday noted 10 GREAT and 2 MANX
SHEARWATERS. The counts of LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS in field 2 reached 88
Tuesday all non-adults of varying ages and a GULL-BILLED TERN also came in
off the ocean to visit Moses Tuesday.

At Plumb Beach among the arriving shorebirds this week have been a few
WESTERN SANDPIPERS peaking at 4 Wednesday.

BLUE GROSBEAKS remain around the Calverton Grasslands and nesting behavior
continues among the small group of DICKCISSELS at Croton Point Park. Please
refrain from doing anything that might disturb these or any other breeding
birds at this critical time of their lives.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 25 June 2021

2021-06-26 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jun. 25, 2021
* NYNY2106.25

- Birds mentioned
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Blue-winged Teal
MARBLED GODWIT
STILT SANDPIPER
White-rumped Sandpiper
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
GLAUCOUS GULL
CASPIAN TERN
Royal Tern
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Acadian Flycatcher
Grasshopper Sparrow
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Northern Parula
Blackpoll Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

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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, June 25th 2021*
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are WHITE-FACED IBIS, MARBLED
GODWIT, STILT SANDPIPER, GLAUCOUS GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, CASPIAN
TERN, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER,
BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and more.

The adult WHITE-FACED IBIS, recently visiting the East Pond at Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge, was noted at least to Tuesday around the south end of the
pond where it has been dropping in for short stays in the company of a
small number of Glossy Ibis. STILT SANDPIPER was also between the Raunt and
the south end with Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs to Tuesday.

Another interesting shorebird was a MARBLED GODWIT photographed in flight
while passing by Cupsogue County Park in West Hampton Dunes last Sunday and
a small number of WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS have been among late lingering
shorebirds at suitable coastal locations. Good numbers of LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS have been gathering recently at various south shore
locations including an impressive 79 counted out at Sagg Pond in
Bridgehampton last Saturday with 68 Sunday and still 46 today. Other sites
such as Robert Moses State Park have also featured decent numbers.

A GLAUCOUS GULL, perhaps the continuing immature slowly moving down the
coast, was seen at Pike's Beach in West Hampton Dunes yesterday.

ROYAL TERNS are showing up, still in low numbers, along the Atlantic Coast
and 2 CASPIAN TERNS paid a quick visit to Croton Point Park in Westchester
Thursday.

A pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL on Central Park Reservoir Wednesday was
unexpected there.

Offshore pelagic flights have not been terribly rewarding lately but today
29 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS were counted off Robert Moses State Park. Most
moving east.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS this week included one at Oak Wood Beach on Staten
Island yesterday, at least one continuing along the Paumanok Trail off
Schultz Road in Manorville and another still present at the Rockefeller
Preserve State Park in Westchester.

An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER also continues to stay in Prospect Park while among
the warblers a YELLOW-THROATED remains at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in
Great River and the singing KENTUCKY was reported in Alley Pond Park
Tuesday. Other late warblers noted locally have included OVENBIRD, NORTHERN
WATERTHRUSH, NORTHERN PARULA and BLACKPOLL.

Several BLUE GROSBEAKS remain in the productive grasslands around the
former Grumman airport in Calverton and 2 or 3 DICKCISSELS continue to sing
atop the former landfill at Croton Point Park. Both locations also contain
GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS and other desirable grassland birds.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 18 June 2021

2021-06-19 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jun. 18, 2021
* NYNY2106.18

- Birds mentioned
ARCTIC TERN+
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Green-winged Teal
Hooded Merganser
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Sandhill Crane
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
PARASITIC JAEGER
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
CASPIAN TERN
Roseate Tern
Royal Tern
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
Northern Gannet
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Brown Creeper
EVENING GROSBEAK
Grasshopper Sparrow
Hooded Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Canada Warbler
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

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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, June 18th 2021*
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are WHITE-FACED IBIS, ARCTIC TERN,
MANX SHEARWATER, PARASITIC JAEGER and other pelagics, GLAUCOUS GULL,
CASPIAN TERN, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, EVENING GROSBEAK, BLUE GROSBEAK,
DICKCISSEL and more.

At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in an effort to restore the East Pond to the
productivity levels it has enjoyed in the past is well underway and has
already provided one dividend when last Sunday an adult WHITE-FACED IBIS
was spotted at the pond's south end. This bird has been seen daily since
then in the company of some Glossy Ibis but there is a caveat. This group
of ibis does seem to be easily scared off causing rather short stays so if
visiting the area try to remain somewhat concealed and quiet for best
results.

The Captree June Bird Count held last Saturday tallied a record 138 species
with several great finds. At Robert Moses State Park 2 ARCTIC TERNS were
found and photographed while seawatching at various points along the shore
netted 1 MANX, 1 GREAT, 16 CORY'S and 17 SOOTY SHEARWATERS, 15 WILSON'S
STORM-PETRELS, 3 PARASITIC JAEGERS and 62 NORTHERN GANNETS. Other town
highlights included 1 each of GREEN-WINGED TEAL and HOODED MERGANSER, some
EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILLS in Connetquot River State Park, 16 species of
shorebirds including RED KNOT, STILT and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 41 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS and 11 ROSEATE TERNS and among the landbirds a HOODED
WARBLER on territory, and providing both good and bad news a pair of
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum unfortunately
feeding a juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird.

A GLAUCOUS GULL was photographed at Nickerson Beach on Tuesday and 2
CASPIAN TERNS visited Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton last Sunday when a ROYAL
TERN was seen in Moriches Bay.

Three WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were among the shorebirds at Cupsogue County
Park last Sunday and out on eastern Long Island last week a LEAST BITTERN
was spotted along Narrow River Road in Orient Saturday and an AMERICAN
BITTERN appeared at Sammy's Beach in East Hampton Sunday.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was still present yesterday at Rockefeller State
Park Preserve in Westchester County and an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was still
singing in Prospect Park Tuesday.

Very interesting was a male EVENING GROSBEAK visiting feeders at Fire
Island Pines on central Fire Island from last Friday at least to Tuesday.

A BLUE GROSBEAK was singing at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center
Sunday and others remain out in the Calverton Grasslands.

A DICKCISSEL visited the restricted access Edgemere Landfill in Queens back
on Thursday the 10th and at least 2 males continue to display on the Croton
Point Park landfill. At Croton please remain on the main path over the
landfill and do not use any audio devices.

The Greenwich-Stamford Summer Bird Count which includes parts of eastern
Westchester County last weekend recorded 124 species including a record
number of YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, ALDER and ACADIAN FLYCATCHER,
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, BROWN CREEPER, 1 CANADA and 2 BLACK-THROATED BLUE
WARBLERS and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW plus a SANDHILL CRANE over northwestern
Greenwich in count period.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 28 May 2021

2021-05-28 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* May. 28, 2021
* NYNY2105.28

- Birds mentioned
BROWN BOOBY+
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE+
BICKNELL'S THRUSH+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

King Eider
Harlequin Duck
Whimbrel
Wilson's Phalarope
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Sooty Shearwater
Tricolored Heron
Red-headed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Philadelphia Vireo
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Blue Grosbeak

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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, May 28th 2021*
at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are BROWN BOOBY, a very slightly
extralimital SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK, WILSON'S
PHALAROPE, WHIMBREL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, BICKNELL'S
THRUSH, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK and more.

Interesting yesterday afternoon was an adult BROWN BOOBY flying around
Newark Bay in New York and New Jersey waters off the north side of Staten
Island near Richmond Terrace Park but we've seen no reports from today.

Tuesday afternoon a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was spotted over the Greenwich
Audubon Center in northwestern Greenwich heading quickly into Westchester
County. Not unusual though for this species but there have been no
subsequent sightings.

On Monday a female KING EIDER was still in a small flock of Common Eider at
Jones Beach West End and a drake HARLEQUIN DUCK was spotted Thursday at
Cupsogue County Park.

Among the increasing numbers and variety of shorebirds were 2 WHIMBREL
photographed on an island off Rye yesterday and a WILSON'S PHALAROPE
visiting a private farm pool in Mattituck on Wednesday.

A seawatch Tuesday afternoon from Jacob Riis Park produced 3 SOOTY
SHEARWATERS with another seen Tuesday in lower New York Bay these hopefully
signaling the beginning of a good seawatching season. For watching, earlier
morning and later afternoon are usually the more productive times and winds
are best with a southerly component. Generally too, the farther east you go
on Long Island's south shore the better the results.

Among some occurring along the coast were 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS at
Nickerson Beach Wednesday.

Single TRICOLORED HERONS were noted at Captree Island marsh Sunday and at
Timber Point Golf Course yesterday and Thursday also produced sightings of
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn and at the Spring
Lake Golf Course in Middle Island.

Recent migrant flycatchers have featured a few OLIVE-SIDED including in
both Central Park and Prospect Parks and various empidonax species
including singing ALDER, ACADIAN and YELLOW-BELLIED while thrushes have
featured some GRAY-CHEEKED and a BICKNELL'S singing in Forest Park Monday.
Other BICKNELL'S should be passing through though identifying non-singing
birds can be a challenge not everyone is up to.

A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was photographed in Central Park last Sunday while
among decreasing numbers of warblers have been the expected late season
push of MOURNING and BLACKPOLL and the recent influx of KENTUCKYS including
in Central Park and Forest Park today. A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continues
in the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River while BLUE GROSBEAKS also
remain around the Calverton Grasslands and please remember not to disturb
nesting birds in any way. This season is absolutely crucial to their
survival.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 21 May 2021

2021-05-22 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* May. 21, 2021
* NYNY2105.21

- Birds mentioned
WESTERN GREBE+
RUFF+
ATLANTIC PUFFIN+
WOOD STORK+
BROWN BOOBY+
BICKNELL'S THRUSH+
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

KING EIDER
CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW
Common Gallinule
Stilt Sandpiper
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
Parasitic Jaeger
Dovekie
Razorbill
ICELAND GULL
GLAUCOUS GULL
GULL-BILLED TERN
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Royal Tern
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Fulmar
Sooty Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Least Bittern
Red-headed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Philadelphia Vireo
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Orange-crowned Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK

- Transcript

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   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, May 21st 2021*
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are WOOD STORK, RUFF, a NOAA
offshore boat report including BROWN BOOBY and ATLANTIC PUFFIN, KING EIDER,
CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL,
GULL-BILLED TERN, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, SUMMER
TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK and more.

Of last Friday's three exceptional rarities only the WOOD STORK was seen
subsequently and this only Saturday morning off Baycrest Avenue in West
Hampton with no reports of the WESTERN GREBE or BLACK-THROATED GRAY
WARBLER. However on Monday and Tuesday a RUFF in changing plumage was
photographed on Moriches Island in East Moriches. We have no subsequent
reports.

A NOAA research vessel last Saturday made a transect through New York
waters 50 or so miles offshore and among the birds recorded were an adult
BROWN BOOBY, a PARASITIC JAEGER, 5 DOVEKIES, a RAZORBILL and 9 ATLANTIC
PUFFINS, 3 NORTHERN FULMAR, 76 SOOTY and 7 MANX SHEARWATERS and 18 WILSON'S
STORM-PETRELS.

Lingering KING EIDER included the pair at Great Kills Park last weekend and
a female off Nickerson Beach Wednesday to today. Also at Nickerson this
week among the Common Terns and Black Skimmers were 2 GULL-BILLED TERNS and
a BLACK TERN Wednesday and 1 or 2 ROSEATE TERNS. Another GULL-BILLED TERN
was noted Wednesday at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge but surprising on
Thursday were a single immature GLAUCOUS and ICELAND GULLS roosting on the
mudflats south of the West Pond. A COMMON GALLINULE has also been on the
East Pond at the refuge lately. A ROYAL TERN flew by Hewlett Hassock in
Hewlett Bay Tuesday.

A LEAST BITTERN was a nice find in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Wednesday
and Thursday.

Shorebirds visiting Miller Field in New Dorp on Staten Island recently
featured a WILSON'S PHALAROPE on Wednesday and a STILT SANDPIPER Thursday.

A CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW has been heard calling recently near the tip of Breezy
Point.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER visited the Rockefeller State Park Preserve in
Westchester today.

With most of the spring's migrant warblers hustling through our area in
recent days due to the consistently good conditions, numbers locally have
been in sharp decline. This week's rarer warblers did include a
YELLOW-THROATED in lower Manhattan's Canal Park Saturday followed by one in
Central Park Sunday as well as the continuing bird at Bayard Cutting
Arboretum in Great River while a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was seen around the
lake in Central Park Sunday through Tuesday. A KENTUCKY WARBLER was
photographed Monday in Laurel Hollows south of Cold Spring. Also coming
through were a nice number of BAY-BREASTED and several MOURNING WARBLERS
plus a CERULEAN in Central Park Thursday and an ORANGE-CROWNED reported
from Prospect Park last Saturday.

Other migrants have featured OLIVE-SIDED and various empidonax flycatchers
including ALDER and ACADIAN and various thrushes including GRAY-CHEEKED /
BICKNELL'S types.

A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was photographed Wednesday in Central Park where a
couple of SUMMER TANAGERS and up to 3 BLUE GROSBEAKS were present to
Tuesday and beyond and there still have been small numbers of PINE SISKINS
and PURPLE FINCHES while RED CROSSBILLS included 5 at Hunter's Garden in
Eastport Monday and 2 still along Paumanok Trail near Jones Pond off
Schultz Road in Manorville

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 30 April 2021

2021-05-01 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 30, 2021
* NYNY2104.30

- Birds mentioned
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
BURROWING OWL+
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

KING EIDER
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Iceland Gull
Common Tern
CATTLE EGRET
Green Heron
GOLDEN EAGLE
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Olive-sided Flycatcher
EVENING GROSBEAK
Purple Finch
RED CROSSBILL
Pine Siskin
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Bobolink
Worm-eating Warbler
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Nashville Warbler
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Hooded Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
SUMMER TANAGER
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
BLUE GROSBEAK
Indigo Bunting

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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You can also send reports and digital image files via email to nysarc44
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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, April 30th 2021
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are BURROWING OWL, BLACK-THROATED
GRAY WARBLER, WHITE-FACED IBIS, KING EIDER, GOLDEN EAGLE, CATTLE EGRET,
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER,
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK,
EVENING GROSBEAK, RED CROSSBILL and much more.

Two quite unexpected reports, both occurring last Wednesday but surfacing
in unusual ways, were a BURROWING OWL photographed on a fence at the Lowe's
in King's Plaza off Avenue U in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn and a
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER described from the Tobay Sanctuary off Ocean
Parkway. Despite searching neither bird has been relocated.

An adult WHITE-FACED IBIS appeared today with a good sized group of Glossy
Ibis in the marsh north of Captree Island. Please respect private property
if looking for this bird.

Lingering KING EIDER included a female off Riis Park Sunday and a male
still at Great Kills Park on Staten Island Tuesday.

An immature GOLDEN EAGLE was a nice surprise Wednesday passing over an
informal hawkwatch conducted next to Alley Creek at the north end of Alley
Pond Park. Also interesting was a CATTLE EGRET appearing at Pelham Bay Park
Sunday evening.

Some movement of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS today produced adults in Prospect
Park and at Sunset Cove Park in Far Rockaway while a pair remains along
Paumanok Trail off Schultz Road in Manorville. An ICELAND GULL visited
Rockaway Beach Wednesday and both YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and BLACK-BILLED
CUCKOOS began appearing in Central Park this week.

And finally, a week with some nicely diversified movement among the
passerines despite continual barrage of northwest winds. Noteworthy birds
included a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW visiting a Montrose home in Westchester
County last Tuesday. A fine selection of warblers this week included
PROTHONOTARYS lingering in Prospect Park to today, at Hempstead Lake State
Park Sunday and Monday and another seen at Ridgewood Reservoir in Queens
and one today on Randall's Island. YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS also appeared
at Ridgewood Reservoir last Sunday and then in Central Park Tuesday through
today as well as at Bush Terminal Piers Park on Thursday while a KENTUCKY
WARBLER in Central Park's north end to Saturday was replaced by another
near mid-park Sunday to Tuesday. Other new and increasing warblers this
week featured WORM-EATING, NASHVILLE, HOODED, CAPE MAY, one or two
CERULEAN, MAGNOLIA, BLACKBURNIAN, CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACKPOLL, PRAIRIE and
BLACK-THROATEDS BLUE and GREEN.

A few SUMMER TANAGERS this week featured appearances in Central and
Prospect Parks from Wednesday as well as at Bayard Cutting Arboretum from
Tuesday and Green-wood Cemetery today.

BLUE GROSBEAKS were spotted at Pelham Bay Park last Saturday and Alley Pond
Park Sunday to Tuesday and in Central Park's Ramble today.

Other recent arrivals have included COMMON TERN, GREEN HERON, an
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER in Central Park Thursday, BOBOLINK, SCARLET TANAGER,
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK and INDIGO BUNTING.

And also coming through have been some winter finches returning north
including several EVENING GROSBEAKS visiting the city parks along with some
scattered RED CROSSBILLS, PINE SISKINS and PURPLE FINCHES. Good variety.

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

This service

[nysbirds-l] New York County Checklists: 29-Apr-2021 (181 lists / 130 spp.)

2021-04-30 Thread Ben Cacace
 Wood-Warblers *

   1. Ovenbird
   2. Worm-eating Warbler
   3. Louisiana Waterthrush
   4. Northern Waterthrush
   5. Blue-winged Warbler
   6. Black-and-white Warbler
   7. Nashville Warbler
   8. Common Yellowthroat
   9. Hooded Warbler
   10. American Redstart
   11. Cape May Warbler
   12. Northern Parula
   13. Magnolia Warbler
   14. Blackburnian Warbler
   15. Yellow Warbler
   16. Chestnut-sided Warbler
   17. Blackpoll Warbler
   18. Black-throated Blue Warbler
   19. Palm Warbler
   20. Pine Warbler
   21. Yellow-rumped Warbler
   22. Yellow-throated Warbler
   23. Prairie Warbler
   24. Black-throated Green Warbler

*Family Cardinalidae — Tanagers, Cardinals and Allies*

   - Scarlet Tanager
   - Northern Cardinal
   - Rose-breasted Grosbeak
   - Indigo Bunting

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 23 April 2021

2021-04-24 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 23, 2021
* NYNY2104.23

- Birds mentioned
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
UPLAND SANDPIPER
WHIMBREL
Least Sandpiper
Iceland Gull
CASPIAN TERN
Tricolored Heron
CATTLE EGRET
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Red-eyed Vireo
Veery
Wood Thrush
EVENING GROSBEAK
Red Crossbill
Vesper Sparrow
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
BLUE GROSBEAK

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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You can also send reports and digital image files via email to nysarc44
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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, April 23rd 2021
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are WESTERN TANAGER, KING EIDER and
HARLEQUIN DUCK and a nice variety of spring migrants including UPLAND
SANDPIPER, WHIMBREL, CASPIAN TERN, CATTLE EGRET, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER,
KENTUCKY WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, EVENING GROSBEAK, BLUE GROSBEAK
and much more.

Finally some decent movement this spring taking some pressure off the
female WESTERN TANAGER as the best rarity around. The TANAGER was still
present through yesterday at Carl Schurz Park still visiting the feeder
array inside the park off East End Avenue just south of East 86th Street in
Manhattan. But chances are these feeders may be removed soon.

Also among the lingering winter birds a subadult male KING EIDER was still
present today at Great Kills Park on Staten Island and at least to Tuesday
a female KING plus 3 HARLEQUIN DUCKS were continuing around the Point
Lookout jetties on the western side of Jones Inlet.

Shorebird highlights this week featured an UPLAND SANDPIPER seen and heard
as it flew north from Floyd Bennett Field on Wednesday and a WHIMBREL
visited Rockaway Beach Saturday the day after one was seen at Breezy Point.

Staten Island last Saturday produced both a CASPIAN TERN and a LEAST
SANDPIPER while an ICELAND GULL visited Central Park Reservoir Monday.

A CATTLE EGRET was photographed Monday at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in
Queens and then at the Cemetery of the Resurrection on Staten Island
Tuesday when a TRICOLORED HERON appeared on Long Island.

An EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL was a nice find in Prospect Park Sunday while
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS have arrived locally in numbers with over 1,100 counted
moving by Hook Mountain in Rockland County last Monday.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue along the Paumanok Trail off Schultz Road
in Manorville and another was seen at Hunter's Garden in Eastport last
Sunday.

Among the passerines a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was present in Prospect Park
Monday and Tuesday and a KENTUCKY WARBLER found Wednesday in Central Park's
north end was still by the Ravine today. Besides the two YELLOW-THROATED
WARBLERS being seen in the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River another
was found in Prospect Park Tuesday followed by one singing in Fort Tryon in
northern Manhattan today. Also unusual an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER appeared
in Forest Park in Queens Monday and arrivals among the approximately 22
species of warblers seen this week included OVENBIRD, WORM-EATING as of
Wednesday, NORTHERN and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, BLUE-WINGED,
BLACK-AND-WHITE, NASHVILLE, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, HOODED, AMERICAN REDSTART,
NORTHERN PARULA, YELLOW, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, PRAIRIE and BLACK-THROATED
GREEN.

A BLUE GROSBEAK spotted at Captree Sunday was followed by another at
Bellport Bay Yacht Club Tuesday and a third in Alley Pond Park today.

A varied list of new migrants this week included RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD,
GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER and EASTERN KINGBIRD, RED-EYED VIREO, VEERY and
WOOD THRUSH, BALTIMORE and ORCHARD ORIOLES and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK.

A VESPER SPARROW visited Randall's Island Sunday to Tuesday and winter
finches moving through included a male EVENING GROSBEAK stopping by
Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn on Sunday and 2 RED CROSSBILLS visiting

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 2 April 2021

2021-04-03 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 2, 2021
* NYNY2104.02

- Birds mentioned
Progne spp. (CUBAN/CARIBBEAN/SINALOA/GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN)+
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Chimney Swift
DOVEKIE
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
American Bittern
Snowy Egret
Rough-legged Hawk
Purple Martin
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Purple Finch
Common Redpoll
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
Chipping Sparrow
Louisiana Waterthrush
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Northern Parula
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER

- Transcript

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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, April 2nd 2021
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are an as yet not specifically
identified MARTIN at Prospect Park Lake, WESTERN TANAGER, DOVEKIE, KING
EIDER and HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-HEADED GULL, ORANGE-CROWNED and
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS, spring migrants and more.

Not an April Fool's joke but likely one of the year's highlights. Yesterday
a MARTIN was spotted flying around Prospect Park Lake with Tree and other
swallows. In close scrutiny then and today as the bird remained around the
lake to sunset points to this being not a Purple Martin but either a
GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN or one of the formerly Snowy Bellied complex now split
into 3 species including CUBAN and CARIBBEAN MARTINS. Further analysis of
photos and vocalizations will presumably provide the answer. The MARTIN was
found this morning on the west side of the lake roosting in a tree with
Tree Swallows and once it started feeding over the lake, usually at a low
level, it did cover most of the lake but spent much of its time cruising
the southwest corner of the lake. This area is just inside the park from
Prospect Park Southwest where a prudent birder would begin a Saturday
morning search.

A female WESTERN TANAGER in Manhattan's Carl Schurz Park was still present
today as was the wintering ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER. The TANAGER is usually
seen at the feeders just inside the park on the east side of East End
Avenue just below East 86th Street while the warbler remains at the north
end of the park along the border with Gracie Mansion.

A storm related occurrence of a DOVEKIE last Saturday at the north end of
Georgica Cove and East Hampton ended with the bird swimming away down the
cove. A young male KING EIDER was spotted off Robert Moses State Park field
2 last Saturday and today a female KING was reported with Common Eider by
the jetties off Point Lookout Town Park with HARLEQUIN DUCKS also
continuing there.

An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL was spotted at Coney Island Creek last Sunday
and a GLAUCOUS GULL appeared again last Saturday at Flax Pond in Old Field
north of Stony Brook. An ICELAND GULL was noted at Randall's Island Monday
and Wednesday and on Central Park Reservoir Thursday and a few LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS included 3 at Jones Beach Tuesday.

An AMERICAN BITTERN continues along Dune Road and another was spotted in
marshes at Oakwood Beach on Staten Island last Saturday.

A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was still around Captree Monday.

Lingering winter finches included a couple of COMMON REDPOLLS in Brooklyn's
Green-wood Cemetery Wednesday. RED CROSSBILLS heard off Paumanok Trail by
Jones Pond in Manorville last Saturday is a possible nesting area and some
PINE SISKINS and PURPLE FINCHES currently moving through.

A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was found at Connetquot River State Park in Great
River yesterday and among other returning species this week have been SNOWY
EGRET last Saturday, CHIMNEY SWIFT Monday, PURPLE MARTIN and BLUE-GRAY
GNATCATCHER as of Saturday, CHIPPING SPARROW, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH Tuesday
and a NORTHERN PARULA found in Central Park Wednesday and still present
today.

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

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National Audubon Society. Thank you for calling.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 26 March 2021

2021-03-27 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 26, 2021
* NYNY2103.26

- Birds mentioned
WESTERN SANDPIPER+
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

KING EIDER
American Oystercatcher
Wilson's Snipe
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Laughing Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Egret
Glossy Ibis
Black Vulture
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
NORTHERN SHRIKE
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Purple Finch
Common Redpoll
RED CROSSBILL
Pine Siskin
Chipping Sparrow
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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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, March 26th 2021
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are NORTHERN SHRIKE, WESTERN
TANAGER, KING EIDER, BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, WESTERN SANDPIPER,
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, RED CROSSBILL, spring
migrants and more.

A newly appearing rarity for the region, a NORTHERN SHRIKE, was spotted
last Saturday in the North Forty at Floyd Bennett Field. In typical shrike
fashion it did disappear at times during the day and apparently moved on
overnight.

In contrast, the female WESTERN TANAGER continues to visit Carl Schurz Park
in Manhattan most often seen around the feeders located just inside the
park on the east side of East End Avenue just below East 86th Street. An
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER also remains in that area usually seen in the
plantings on the north side of the park adjacent to Gracie Mansion into
which property it often disappears. The Chelsea female WESTERN TANAGER was
also seen again last Sunday around West 22nd Street east of 10th Avenue.
This bird much more difficult to pin down.

With waterfowl numbers declining rather quickly now in our area among the
lingering less common species this week were 3 KING EIDERS, a male
continuing at Great Kills Park on Staten Island at least to Sunday, a young
male in the Shinnecock area to Monday and a female still reported in the
Floyd Bennett / Fort Tilden area to Tuesday.

An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL visited Randall's Island again last Sunday while
an immature was seen at Prospect Park Lake Saturday and then again at Bush
Terminal Piers Park Tuesday. An immature GLAUCOUS GULL noted by the North
Channel Bridge at Jamaica Bay Sunday was preceded by one seen again
Saturday out at Oldfield Point north of Stony Brook. Single LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen Sunday at Austin Nichols House in Brooklyn and
at Jones Beach. Watch for NORTHERN GANNETS now moving back north along the
Atlantic coast.

A WESTERN SANDPIPER seen in a large Dunlin flock out at Jones Beach State
Park last Saturday may have been the same individual noted at Lido Beach
the week before.

AMERICAN BITTERNS continue to be seen along Dune Road west of Shinnecock
Inlet but more unusual was one spotted today at Mountain Lakes Park in
North Salem, Westchester County.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS remain along the Paumanok Trail in Manorville this
area accessed from Schultz Road next to Jones Pond. The Paumanok Trail also
has continued to attract up to 8 RED CROSSBILLS seen through today and
perhaps even contemplating nesting there.

Two COMMON REDPOLLS were still being reported in Brooklyn's Green-wood
Cemetery today and some PINE SISKINS continue at regional feeders and
elsewhere with some PURPLE FINCHES also returning north.

Breaking the grip of the March doldrums this latest warm weather event has
brought in numbers of northbound migrants including AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS
and WILSON'S SNIPE, LAUGHING GULL, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, GREAT EGRET,
GLOSSY IBIS, BLACK VULTURE, NORTHERN FLICKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, NORTHERN
ROUGH-WINGED and BARN SWALLOWS, GOLDEN-CROWNED and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS,
CHIPPING SPARROW, PINE WARBLER and a PALM WARBLER appearing at Randall's
Island today.

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.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 5 March 2021

2021-03-06 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 5, 2021
* NYNY2103.05

- Birds mentioned
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE+
MEW GULL+
FERRUGINOUS HAWK+ (Orange County)
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
Red-necked Grebe
Common Gallinule
SANDHILL CRANE
American Woodcock
Black-legged Kittiwake
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
American Bittern
Great Egret
Black Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Tree Swallow
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin

- Transcript

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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, March 5th 2021
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are MEW GULL, PINK-FOOTED GOOSE,
SANDHILL CRANE, WESTERN TANAGER, EURASIAN WIGEON, KING EIDER, BLACK-HEADED
GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and more.

The immature MEW GULL visiting Brooklyn since late January did go missing
for much of this past week being seen once back at Bush Terminal Piers Park
last Sunday before reappearing again on Prospect Park Lake yesterday. More
regular during this week was the immature BLACK-HEADED GULL spotted as
recently as yesterday and today both on Prospect Park Lake and at Bush
Terminal Piers Park the latter location also hosting a drake EURASIAN
WIGEON all week. An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL also made a reappearance at
Randall's Island last Sunday.

A PINK-FOOTED GOOSE first spotted back in late January out in Northport but
unobserved since then is apparently still in the area as it was spotted
with Canada Geese last Monday along Norwood Road in Northport just east of
the Fuch's Pond Preserve. It has remained unknown as to where this flock
roosts overnight.

A belated report from Thursday February 25th featured a SANDHILL CRANE
flying west over Tobay Sanctuary.

Both Manhattan WESTERN TANAGERS were present this week. The one at Carl
Schurz Park regularly visits feeders setup in the park just east of East
End Avenue a little south of East 86th Street while the one downtown in the
Chelsea area continues to be more elusive finding food where available
between West 22nd and West 23rd Streets just east of 10th Avenue.

A drake KING EIDER was still present today at Great Kills Park on Staten
Island and the female KING was still off Archery Road at Floyd Bennett
Field last Sunday.

A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was spotted near a feeding whale off Robert Moses
State Park last Saturday that day also finding a GLAUCOUS GULL still
present at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. An ICELAND GULL was noted at
Randall's Island as recently as yesterday with another still in the
Brooklyn area last Sunday.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was spotted off Pelham Bay Park Monday, a COMMON
GALLINULE remains at Mill Pond Park in Bellmore and AMERICAN BITTERNS
continue along Dune Road west of Shinnecock Inlet.

This week ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was noted at several locations along the Jones
Island strip from Zach's Bay east to Oak Beach as well as out at the
Calverton Grassland.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues along the Paumanok Trail near Jones Pond
in Manorville this site on the west side of Schultz Road.

Some COMMON REDPOLLS remain in the area including about 20 seen last
Saturday in Brooklyn at the Cemetery of the Evergreens west of Forest Park
and PINE SISKINS are also now moving back through our area.

AMERICAN WOODCOCKS are now displaying locally and also noted recently have
been arriving GREAT EGRET, some northbound BLACK VULTURES and
RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS and more TREE SWALLOW and the extralimital FERRUGINOUS
HAWK in the Orange County Black Dirt area was still present Thursday.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 26 February 2021

2021-02-26 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Feb. 26, 2021
* NYNY2102.26

- Birds mentioned
MEW GULL+
FERRUGINOUS HAWK+ (Orange County)
SPOTTED TOWHEE+
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Wood Duck
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Piping Plover
American Woodcock
Wilson's Snipe
Razorbill
Black-legged Kittiwake
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
American Bittern
Rough-legged Hawk
Tree Swallow
Common Redpoll
RED CROSSBILL
Pine Siskin
Common Grackle

- Transcript

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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, February 26th
2021 at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are SPOTTED TOWHEE, MEW GULL,
WESTERN TANAGER, EURASIAN WIGEON, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-HEADED
GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, RED CROSSBILL and other winter finches, early spring
arrivals and more.

A SPOTTED TOWHEE in Baldwin Harbor Park was still being seen today along
the paved bike and walking path that bisects the thicket east of Grand
Avenue and the first of two large parking lots. An entrance to this path is
at the northwest corner of the second lot. Watch for areas where seed has
been spread along the path.

The immature MEW GULL was appearing daily on Prospect Park Lake through
yesterday with some warning that a lingering Bald Eagle there might have
caused it to alter its routine. An immature BLACK-HEADED GULL has also been
joining the mob of gulls roosting on the lake as have single ICELAND and
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS at least through Wednesday.

The WESTERN TANAGER originally found in early December in Manhattan's
Chelsea section was recently relocated in the same area occurring Tuesday
near 10th Avenue and West 22nd Street and the following day up near West
23rd Street now much more elusive as it maintains its search for food.
Likewise the WESTERN TANAGER at Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan has remained
in the area at the feeders off East End Avenue just below East 86th Street
but squirrels raiding the feeders have impacted the TANAGERS reliability.

Single drake EURASIAN WIGEON were spotted around 61 Mott Lane in Brookhaven
Wednesday and off Bush Terminal Piers Park in Brooklyn today.

KING EIDERS this week included the female off the end of Archery Road at
Floyd Bennett Field on Sunday and Monday, a young male again at Bayshore
Marina Tuesday and a drake at Great Kills Park on Staten Island as recently
as Wednesday. Two HARLEQUIN DUCKS were at Shinnecock Inlet last Sunday.

An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL visited Central Park Reservoir last Tuesday and
other younger BLACK-HEADEDS in Brooklyn, besides on Prospect Park Lake,
were also noted at Brooklyn Bridge Park Wednesday and Bush Terminal Piers
Park today. GLAUCOUS GULL was spotted again yesterday at Cedar Beach in
Mount Sinai and single ICELAND GULLS visited Riverside Park last Saturday
and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park yesterday. Eight BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES
and 49 RAZORBILLS were counted off Montauk Point last Saturday.

One or two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were noted recently both along Ocean Parkway
near Tobay and at the Calverton Grasslands and AMERICAN BITTERN are still
being seen at Tobay and along Dune Road.

Flocks of RED CROSSBILLS along the south shore recently have featured 11 at
Jones Beach West End and 16 at Oak Beach both on Wednesday and 24 at Robert
Moses State Park yesterday. Small groups of COMMON REDPOLLS included 29
along Oregon Road in Cutchogue Wednesday and 21 at Goethal's Bridge Pond on
Staten Island yesterday and PINE SISKINS too are moving around in our area.

Among some early spring arrivals recently were 2 PIPING PLOVERS at Robert
Moses State Park yesterday plus many WOOD DUCKS and some AMERICAN WOODCOCK,
WILSON'S SNIPE, TREE SWALLOWS and COMMON GRACKLE and the FERRUGINOUS HAWK
continues in the Orange County Black Dirt area.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 5 February 2021

2021-02-06 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Feb. 5, 2021
* NYNY2102.05

- Birds mentioned
COMMON MURRE+
THICK-BILLED MURRE+
HOARY REDPOLL+
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Blue-winged Teal
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
Red-necked Grebe
EARED GREBE
Common Gallinule
Black-bellied Plover
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Dunlin
Purple Sandpiper
American Woodcock
Wilson's Snipe
Razorbill
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
Rough-legged Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
COMMON REDPOLL
RED CROSSBILL
Chipping Sparrow
LARK SPARROW
Vesper Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole
Rusty Blackbird
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pine Warbler

- Transcript

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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, February 5th
2021 at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are COMMON MURRE, THICK-BILLED
MURRE, WESTERN TANAGER, LARK SPARROW, HOARY REDPOLL, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK,
EARED GREBE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, winter finches and more.

As the nor'easter approached our area last Sunday it produced a nice flight
of over 80 RAZORBILLS in and around Jones Inlet and even better, reported
in the inlet were a THICK-BILLED MURRE spotted off the West End jetty
followed later by a COMMON MURRE landing in the inlet as viewed from the
Point Lookout side. Also at Point Lookout were 3 HARLEQUIN DUCKS continuing
around the jetties there and a good concentration of shorebirds featuring
67 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 3 RUDDY TURNSTONES, 23 RED KNOT, over 1,500
DUNLIN, 54 PURPLE SANDPIPERS and some SANDERLING.

The female WESTERN TANAGER wintering in Manhattan's Carl Schurz Park around
East 86th Street and East End Avenue was taking advantage of feeders there
today while the ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was closer to Gracie Mansion
yesterday.

Last Saturday a LARK SPARROW was found along the western side of the
ballfields at Fort Tilden continuing there through Sunday. While following
the storm it wasn't until Thursday that it was again seen in the same area.
The storm has also produced small numbers of COMMON REDPOLLS widespread
through our area. Up to 30 or more have been concentrated at Croton Point
Park in Westchester while a pale individual seen occasionally in the flock
on the landfill was thought to be a HOARY REDPOLL.

The GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE in Central Park recently was seen today on
the lake but has also appeared on the reservoir and even on the Great Lawn
last Sunday. Another WHITE-FRONTED was seen last Sunday off Sound Avenue in
Riverhead east of Doctor's Path.

The EURASIAN WIGEON was still on Fresh Pond in Fort Salonga yesterday and a
drake BARROW'S GOLDENEYE continues off Crab Meadow Beach. Single KING EIDER
include a young male still in Shinnecock Inlet yesterday and females off
Rockaway Beach last Sunday and at the Smith Point Park Marina Wednesday. An
EARED GREBE was seen off Joline Avenue Beach on Staten Island last Sunday
when 5 RED-NECKED GREBES appeared off Manhattan Beach Park in Brooklyn.

An immature BLACK-HEADED GULL was still around the Brooklyn Army Terminal
Pier 4 last Saturday and a GLAUCOUS GULL continued off Red Hook in Brooklyn
at least to Wednesday. An ICELAND GULL again visited Central Park Reservoir
yesterday and 3 were at Crab Meadow Beach and one at Plumb Beach Sunday.

Also notable from last weekend were a couple of BLUE-WINGED TEAL with a
drake on Patchogue Lake and a female on Mill Pond Park in Bellmore where a
COMMON GALLINULE continues.

While on Monday Central Park provided WILSON'S SNIPE and AMERICAN WOODCOCK.
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were noted this week at the Calverton Grasslands and
Croton Point Park. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues along the Paumanok
Trail by Jones Pond off Schultz Road in Manorville where about 20 RED
CROSSBILLS were seen last Sunday. A VESPER SPARROW was seen in the
Calverton Grasslands last Sunday and among some notable passerines lately
have been EASTERN PHOEBE, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, CHIPPING and LINCOLN'S
SPARROWS, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, RUSTY BLACKBIRD and PINE WARBLER.

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

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 29 January 2021

2021-01-30 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jan. 29, 2021
* NYNY2101.29

- Birds mentioned
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE+
MEW GULL+
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
Snowy Owl
EVENING GROSBEAK
COMMON REDPOLL
RED CROSSBILL
PINE SISKIN
Orange-crowned Warbler

Extralimital:
FERRUGINOUS HAWK+ (Orange County)

Not reported:
SPOTTED TOWHEE+

- Transcript

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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, January 29th
2021 at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are extralimital FERRUGINOUS
HAWK, PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, MEW GULL, WESTERN TANAGER, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK,
BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, winter finches and more.

The immature FERRUGINOUS HAWK spending time recently in the Black Dirt
section of Orange County to our north was present at least through
yesterday hunting over a large area mostly bordered on the west by Lynch
Avenue and Pierce Circle Road and Onion Avenue and on the north by Maple
Avenue and crossroad over to Pulaski Highway. Please respect private roads
in the area and don't disturb the farming activities or enter the fields.

Last weekend on the North Fork Winter Bird Count a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was
spotted on the restricted Veteran's Administration Golf Course in Northport
and was still noted at that location Monday but with no reports since. The
golf course at Veteran's Administration complex, located off Middleville
Road, requires special permission for entry. While the golf course can be
seen from Middleville Road it is an obstructed view and the road itself has
no parking areas in that vicinity. Checking the roosting geese at Sunken
Meadow State Park just east of there could be profitable.

An immature MEW GULL, of the European race canus, was found yesterday among
Ring-billed Gulls feeding around Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4 and reported
again there today. This site has also recently been attracting an immature
BLACK-HEADED GULL.

In Manhattan the WESTERN TANAGER visiting Carl Schurz Park located at East
End Avenue around East 86th Street has been more difficult to find recently
as it wanders around a bit but was still in the area yesterday as was the
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER hanging out near Gracie Mansion.

As a note we have no recent information on the SPOTTED TOWHEE visiting
Baldwin Harbor Park but it very likely could still be present.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE continues to visit Central Park often on the
lake but also appearing with Canada Geese on the reservoir. This bird was
overshadowed in the park Wednesday with the appearance of a SNOWY OWL
fortunately choosing a fenced in ballfield in the park's north end as its
roosting spot. Single GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were also noted on Tung
Ting Pond in Centerport Sunday and on Playland Lake in Rye today. A drake
EURASIAN WIGEON was still on Fresh Pond in Fort Salonga today and another
was at Bayswater Park in Queens Monday. A drake BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
continues off Crab Meadow Beach in Fort Salonga with a female off Cedar
Point County Park out in Northwest Harbor Saturday. A few HARLEQUIN DUCKS
continue around Jones Inlet with a female remaining at Shinnecock Inlet
while KING EIDERS include a female at Floyd Bennett Field to Tuesday, one
again at Great Kills Park Thursday and a young male at Bayshore Marina
yesterday and today.

Single GLAUCOUS GULLS were at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island Sunday, at
the Red Hook section of Brooklyn at least to Tuesday and at Crab Meadow
Beach Sunday where 3 ICELAND GULLS were also present with another ICELAND
at Randall's Island recently.

Also the upcoming storm may push more winter finches our way as currently
we are enjoying small scattered numbers of RED CROSSBILL, EVENING GROSBEAK,
COMMON REDPOLL and PINE SISKIN.

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[nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - 3 for Black Dirt Region

2021-01-20 Thread Ben Cacace
Shared locations were created for the following locations in Orange County
based on suggestions submitted. The hotspots should be available within 12
hours.

   - Black Dirt Region--Cedar Swamp Road
   - Black Dirt Region--Celery Ave.
   - Black Dirt Region--Lynch Ave.

*Below are instructions for the updated Manage My Locations pages.*

If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
are the steps:

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My... Locations" in the left panel
— Use the Search bar to find the personal location
— ... or select directly from the list which can be sorted using the drop
down on the right
— ... Personal locations are missing the "people" icon to the right of the
location name
— Click "Merge" and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons with flames
— ... Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the Hotspot (red icon) you want the green personal location to be
merged into
— ... you'll see the hotspot location name above the merge button showing
the # of checklists to be merged
— Click the 'Merge' button
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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 8 January 2021

2021-01-09 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jan. 8, 2021
* NYNY2101.08

- Birds mentioned
COMMON MURRE+
LECONTE'S SPARROW+
SPOTTED TOWHEE+
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Blue-winged Teal
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
Common Gallinule
Long-billed Dowitcher
Lesser Yellowlegs
DOVEKIE
Razorbill
Black-legged Kittiwake
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Laughing Gull
ICELAND GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
Tricolored Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Rough-legged Hawk
Snowy Owl
Long-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Common Redpoll
RED CROSSBILL
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL
Pine Siskin
Orange-crowned Warbler

- Transcript

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electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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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, January 8th
2021 at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are SPOTTED TOWHEE, LECONTE'S
SPARROW, WESTERN TANAGER, DOVEKIE, COMMON MURRE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, HARLEQUIN DUCK, KING EIDER,
BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL and
RED CROSSBILL.

After the Christmas Bird Count period began in mid December with Brooklyn
recording an excellent record total of 137 species, seemingly unbeatable
this year, the Southern Nassau closed the period last Saturday by tallying
a very notable 140 species including a second record of SPOTTED TOWHEE. The
TOWHEE was discovered in Baldwin Harbor Park located at the south end of
Grand Avenue in Baldwin and was still present today. Generally quite
elusive the TOWHEE has been frequenting a somewhat large thicket area east
of Grand Avenue across the street from the first set of ball fields and
large parking lot and just north of the second large parking lot with a
large pile of road salt further along Grand Avenue. The bird usually
appears along the edge of the thicket and paved path through its center and
look especially around the back edges of the soccer field checking with
birders present for recent sightings and listen for its distinctive call.
Other count highlights included BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 3 HARLEQUIN DUCKS at
Point Lookout, COMMON GALLINULE, 2 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS and LESSER
YELLOWLEGS, 3 DOVEKIES and 18 RAZORBILLS offshore, BLACK-HEADED, LAUGHING
and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, TRICOLORED and YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON,
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 4 SNOWY, LONG-EARED and 3 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS, 2
COMMON REDPOLLS, 19 PINE SISKINS, 48 RED CROSSBILLS and ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER.

The Staten Island LECONTE'S SPARROW was reported again Saturday near the
rock wall by the beach at Wolfe's Pond Park.

Only the WESTERN TANAGER frequenting Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan was
reported this week at least to Tuesday with no reports received from the
TANAGER previously along West 22nd Street.

Besides on the Southern Nassau Count single DOVEKIES have been occurring
occasionally along the Atlantic coast with one found Tuesday on the beach
on Fire Island and a COMMON MURRE was photographed off Shinnecock Inlet
yesterday and seen inside the inlet today its movements perhaps tidally
related.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE appeared again on Central Park Reservoir
Thursday. A drake EURASIAN WIGEON which spent the week on Mill Pond off
Lake Avenue in Oyster Bay with another on Fresh Pond in Fort Salonga today.
The drake BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was still off the west side of Crab Meadow
Beach Thursday when another was seen again off Gardiners Island and on
Wednesday single KING EIDER were noted off Jones Beach field 10 and
Shinnecock Inlet.

A BLACK-HEADED GULL has been visiting the area east of the Jones Beach West
End Coast Guard Station this week with another in Sheepshead Bay Wednesday.
Bush Terminal Piers Park hosted both ICELAND and GLAUCOUS GULLS in mid-week
with another GLAUCOUS at Crab Meadow Beach Wednesday and an ICELAND at
Shinnecock yesterday. Three BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES were off Montauk Point
Wednesday.

Among the flock of RED CROSSBILLS at Heckscher State Park Thursday were 3
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS not refound today and 5 WHITE-WINGEDS were also
reported last Monday at Jones Beach West End. A few COMMON REDPOLLS also
continue in the area.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 1 January 2021

2021-01-01 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jan. 1, 2021
* NYNY2101.01

- Birds mentioned
WESTERN TANAGER+
LECONTE'S SPARROW+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Eurasian Wigeon
Redhead
KING EIDER
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
Red-necked Grebe
Clapper Rail
Semipalmated Plover
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper
DOVEKIE
Razorbill
Black-legged Kittiwake
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
Bald Eagle
Rough-legged Hawk
Snowy Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Common Raven
House Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Common Redpoll
RED CROSSBILL
Pine Siskin
Chipping Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Common Yellowthroat

- Transcript

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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, January 1st
2021 at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are LECONTE'S SPARROW, WESTERN
TANAGER, DOVEKIE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, KING
EIDER, BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, RED
CROSSBILL, Christmas Count results and more.

A very elusive LE CONTE'S SPARROW, found back on December 19th at Wolfe's
Pond Park on Staten Island, was reported a few times this week through
yesterday along the shore of the park or in the adjacent overgrown area at
Seguine Point just south of the park.

More cooperative have been Manhattan's two WESTERN TANAGERS, both still
present today, one in the Chelsea section along West 22nd Street between
9th and 10th Avenues, usually closer to 10th, and one in or near Carl
Schurz Park east of East End Avenue near 86th Street.

Always a treat to see a few DOVEKIES continue to appear along the south
shore of Long Island but unfortunately 3 of these were found deceased, two
last Sunday at Jones Beach West End and at Montauk and one today at
Napeague while flying birds were noted Monday at West End and Montauk. Some
offshore RAZORBILLS especially off Montauk also included two off Playland
Park in Rye yesterday.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE appearing in Central Park's Reservoir last
Sunday morning is presumably the same one visiting Randall's Island all
week. Another was again on Tung Ting Pond in Eastport Monday and the
Ryebrook individual appeared on Playland Lake Monday. Drake BARROW'S
GOLDENEYES were noted off Cow Meadow Beach in Fort Salonga Sunday and at
Cedar Point in Gardiners Bay off Northwest Harbor last Saturday while
females were reported at Goldsmith's Inlet in Southold Saturday and at
Orient Beach State Park today. Decent numbers recently of KING EIDER
included sightings this week at Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4, Fort Tilden,
Great Kills Park on Staten Island, Jones Beach West End and Shinnecock
Inlet. EURASIAN WIGEON was reported on Mill Pond in Oyster Bay today.

Six BLACK-HEADED GULLS noted this week involved singles at Breezy Point
Sunday, Veteran's Memorial Pier in Brooklyn Monday, Randall's Island
Thursday and today, Jones Beach West End Tuesday to today, Setauket Harbor
Monday and at Ditch Plains in Montauk Wednesday. Mature GLAUCOUS GULLS
occurred in the Jones Beach area Wednesday, at Playland Park during the
week and at Ditch Plains to Wednesday while 4 ICELAND GULLS noted included
one on Prospect Park today and a BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was spotted off
Montauk Point Tuesday.

A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was spotted in Orient Saturday with Tuesday reports
from Southold and Yaphank. The YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was still at Ketcham's
Creek in Amityville Monday and among the winter finches RED CROSSBILLS have
easily been the most predominate lately with groups of 30 to 40 for example
frequenting Jones Beach West End and COMMON REDPOLLS also continue.

The Bronx-Westchester Christmas Count last Sunday recorded 120 species
including two COMMON EIDER, new for the count, 3 REDHEAD, 2 RED-NECKED
GREBES, 2 CLAPPER RAILS, a third record for SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, WILSON'S
SNIPE, ICELAND GULL, SNOWY and NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS, EASTERN BLUEBIRD, 70
PINE SISKINS and 4 CHIPPING and 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS while count week
birds featured GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, GLAUCOUS GULL and a first
record of SPOTTED SANDPIPER.

The Smithtown Count Sunday netted 110 species including 36 COMMON EIDERS, 6
BALD EAGLES, GLAUCOUS GULL, 7 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS, 10 COMMON RAVENS and
HOUSE WREN.

Quogue

[nysbirds-l] Manhattan, Upper East Side: Cackling Goose?

2020-12-12 Thread Ben Cacace
While I was watching a perched Cooper's Hawk a small flock of Canada Geese
flew just north of me heading west towards Central Park. This was just
before 4:50pm. The flock included an unmistakably small Canada-type goose
that could possibly be a CACKLING GOOSE with the 6 Canadas. Maybe they'll
settle on the reservoir?
-- 
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 11 December 2020

2020-12-12 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Dec. 11, 2020
* NYNY2012.11

- Birds mentioned
MEW GULL+
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER+
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
BARNACLE GOOSE
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
Red-necked Grebe
EARED GREBE
Razorbill
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
Bonaparte's Gull
ICELAND GULL
GLAUCOUS GULL
Northern Gannet
Red-headed Woodpecker
Horned Lark
Wood Thrush
Common Redpoll
RED CROSSBILL
Snow Bunting
Lincoln's Sparrow
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Baltimore Oriole
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Cape May Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler

- 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 11th
2020 at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are MEW GULL, ASH-THROATED
FLYCATCHER, WESTERN TANAGER, EARED GREBE, BARNACLE GOOSE, GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, KING EIDER,
HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL, RED
CROSSBILL, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and more.

Last Tuesday a first winter gull spotted at the Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier
4 was photographed and identified as a Eurasian form of MEW GULL, also
referred to as Common Gull, this variety and age requiring careful
separation from the same aged Ring-billed Gull. A MEW GULL may have also
been seen at Pier 4 near noon today and should be looked for among the many
gulls gathering there.

Last Sunday a bright WESTERN TANAGER, but not the individual seen
previously in Brooklyn's Green-wood Cemetery, was found in the Chelsea
section of lower Manhattan and has remained there through today. This
TANAGER has been feeding in fruiting trees along West 22nd Street between
9th and 10th Avenues usually closer to 10th including near a small
playground park.

Just two ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHERS this week with the one at Nissequogue
River State Park in King's Park where it was being seen at least to
Wednesday and the one in Green-wood Cemetery to last Sunday.

The EARED GREBE was still on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
today.

Two BARNACLE GEESE spotted December 1st were still being seen with Canada
Geese along Deerfield Road north of Mill Pond in Watermill at least through
yesterday. The GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen on Hook Pond in East
Hampton yesterday and today while the one in Rye Brook has recently become
quite elusive. Single EURASIAN WIGEON this week were noted at the Marine
Park Salt Marsh Nature Center to Monday and Hempstead Lake State Park to
Thursday, on Mill Pond in Oyster Bay Sunday and on Pepperidge Lake north of
East Moriches Boulevard Monday. A female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was last
reported last Saturday on the pond at Frank Melville Memorial Park in
Setauket the previous day providing a drake flying by Crab Meadow Beach. A
female HARLEQUIN DUCK was still present Wednesday at Shinnecock Inlet where
2 KING EIDER have been seen recently. Other recent KINGS have been spotted
off Fort Tilden, Jacob Riis Park and Robert Moses State Park.

The GLAUCOUS GULL was photographed at Shinnecock Inlet Tuesday while last
Saturday an ICELAND GULL visited the Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4. At
Robert Moses State Park wind conditions on Monday provided 13 BLACK-LEGGED
KITTIWAKES offshore with another 11 counted Wednesday. Other high totals at
Moses featured 940 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 121 HORNED LARKS and 173 SNOW
BUNTINGS on Monday with another 520 BONAPARTES and 320 NORTHERN GANNETS
Wednesday.

A RED-NECKED GREBE has been on Meadow Lake at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
since Tuesday. Sixty-five RAZORBILLS were counted off Montauk Point last
Tuesday when a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was also seen again there.

Tuesday brought some COMMON REDPOLLS into our area while small numbers of
RED CROSSBILLS today included 15 at Heckscher State Park and 25 along the
Paumanok Trail off Schultz Road in Manorville where a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
continues.

The variety of lingering passerines currently includes WOOD THRUSH,
LINCOLN'S SPARROW, BALTIMORE ORIOLE and various warblers including
ORANGE-CROWNED plus NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, OVENBIRD, TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE,
CAPE MAY, BLACKPOLL and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT.

To phone

[nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Chelsea, West 22nd St. (btwn 9th - 10th Ave.) [Western Tanager]

2020-12-06 Thread Ben Cacace
A marker was just created for '*Chelsea, West 22nd St. (btwn 9th - 10th
Ave.) [Western Tanager]*' in New York County. The hotspot should be
available within 12 hours.

Other eBird shared location (hotspot) markers you can use in the area are:

   - Clement Clarke Moore Park
   <https://ebird.org/hotspot/L6219583?yr=all==lrec>
   - Chelsea (14th-34th St.; 6th Ave. to Hudson R.)
   <https://ebird.org/hotspot/L9165682?yr=all==lrec>

If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
are the steps:

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
page
— You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
— Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
— Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button along
with the # of checklists you'll be merging
— Click on the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
with this process.
-- 
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 4 December 2020

2020-12-05 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Dec. 4, 2020
* NYNY2012.04

- Birds mentioned
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
BARNACLE GOOSE
TUNDRA SWAN
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
Red-necked Grebe
EARED GREBE
Parasitic Jaeger
Razorbill
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Red-headed Woodpecker
WESTERN KINGBIRD
Common Redpoll
RED CROSSBILL
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Vesper Sparrow
Yellow-breasted Chat
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula

- 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 4th
2020 at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER,
WESTERN KINGBIRD, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, EARED GREBE, BARNACLE GOOSE,
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, TUNDRA SWAN, EURASIAN WIGEON, BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-HEADED GULL, LAPLAND LONGSPUR,
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, RED CROSSBILL and more.

A nice run of ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHERS continues with four present this
week. The ASH-THROATED first seen in Brooklyn's Green-wood Cemetery
November 17th was still around Wednesday near Border and Sassafras Avenues.
One found last Sunday at Conference House Park at the southern end of
Staten Island was still present today near Surf Avenue while another was
seen Wednesday and Thursday in Bayswater Park in Queens, this area off Bay
32nd Street, and then today a fourth was photographed at Nissequogue River
State Park up in King's Park. In contrast a WESTERN KINGBIRD spotted last
Saturday in Mount Loretto Unique Area on Staten Island did not stick
around. Lingering however have been the male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD with
the damaged flight feathers still present last weekend at Flushing
Meadows-Corona Park on the east side of Meadow Lake below the boathouse and
the EARED GREBE still on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

A decent selection of waterfowl featured 2 BARNACLE GEESE on eastern Long
Island since Tuesday recently seen in fields along Deerfield Avenue north
of Mill Pond in Watermill. Single GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE continue to
be seen on Tung Ting Pond in Centerport and on a pond off Bowman Avenue in
Ryebrook. A flock or two of TUNDRA SWANS last weekend included what may
have been the same 11 seen Saturday morning first moving west by Robert
Moses State Park and then over Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and Floyd
Bennett Field. Five more were spotted off Manhattan's Battery Park Sunday.
Drake EURASIAN WIGEON were noted again this week on Jamaica Bay's West Pond
and on Oakland Lake in Alley Pond Park. A nice find was a female BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE last Friday and still present today on the pond at Frank Melville
Memorial Park on Mill Pond in Setauket. A not quite full drake KING EIDER
was with Common Eider off Riis Park last Sunday and an immature male KING
joined a female off Fort Tilden today. A HARLEQUIN DUCK was back at Shell
Beach on Shelter Island last Saturday and a female has been along the west
jetty at Shinnecock Inlet since Wednesday.

An immature BLACK-HEADED GULL was spotted at Brooklyn's Bush Terminal Piers
Park Tuesday that same day finding an adult at Gravesend Bay and later off
Coney Island Beach. An ICELAND GULL was spotted at Conference House Park
Sunday and one or two RED-NECKED GREBES were seen around Gravesend Bay
during the week.

At Robert Moses State Park birds included a RAZORBILL and 6 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS Tuesday preceded by a PARASITIC JAEGER and a LAPLAND
LONGSPUR last Saturday. Another LONGSPUR was in Riverhead yesterday.

The 51 RED CROSSBILLS counted at Jones Beach West End last Saturday was a
high for the week as even their numbers are falling off. Twenty-eight were
counted Tuesday along the Paumanok Trail in Manorville where a RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER continued. Scattered COMMON REDPOLLS included 19 counted going
by Crab Meadow Beach Sunday.

YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS were seen Saturday at Montauk Point in Cooper's Neck
Pond and Southampton and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was still at Brooklyn
Bridge Park Saturday when a VESPER SPARROW appeared at Pelham Bay Park.

Warblers included some ORANGE-CROWNED plus

[nysbirds-l] Randall's Island Checklists: Sa. 14-Nov (Cackling Goose: CACG)

2020-11-15 Thread Ben Cacace
There are a number of things that the eBird UI (user interface) doesn't
allow as I feel it is more of a data collector and provider of page views
at the region level and for individual hotspots rather than a place to
interact with the data using the UI on a more detailed level.

To perform functions like this I download data or copy / paste & reformat
pages in Excel. A typical issue is to parse out the Common and Scientific
names which are typically both held in one cell and with differing formats
e.g. sometimes with parentheses surrounding scientific names or sometimes
with nothing at all surrounding them.

Here's a breakdown of 23 checklists:

   - Hotspots (click location name for eBird map):
  - Randalls Island <https://ebird.org/hotspots?hs=L1293732=all=>
  — 14 lists
  - Randalls Island--NE fields and shoreline
  <https://ebird.org/hotspots?hs=L1785381=all=> — 5 lists
  - Randalls Island--saltmarsh and backstop 42 vicinity
  <https://ebird.org/hotspots?hs=L1781022=all=> — 4 lists
   - Personal locations: none

I was interested in the number of species seen on Randall's Island on the
day after the CACKLING GOOSE was reported by Ethan Goodman the previous
evening. Here are the top 15 "rarities" based on the latest data using an
algorithm I built in Excel. Top 5 are highlighted, Fifth and sixth are
Great Cormorant and American Pipit respectively:

   - Brant
   - Cackling Goose
   - Red-breasted Merganser
   - Pied-billed Grebe
   - Great Cormorant
   - Bald Eagle
   - Merlin
   - Common Raven
   - Horned Lark
   - American Pipit
   - Pine Siskin
   - Fox Sparrow
   - Saltmarsh Sparrow
   - Savannah Sparrow
   - Eastern Meadowlark

Here are the species that were seen on only one checklist [highlighted] or
two checklists [marked (2)] out of the 23 checklists submitted by midnight
on Saturday. Needless to say all 23 checklists reported the Cackling Goose.

   - Mute Swan (2)
   - Red-breasted Merganser
   - Pied-billed Grebe
   - Laughing Gull (2)
   - Belted Kingfisher (2)
   - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (2)
   - Red-bellied Woodpecker (2)
   - Northern Flicker (2)
   - Merlin (2)
   - Common Raven (2)
   - Tufted Titmouse
   - Golden-crowned Kinglet
   - Brown Creeper
   - Gray Catbird
   - Hermit Thrush
   - American Pipit
   - Chipping Sparrow
   - Fox Sparrow (2)
   - White-crowned Sparrow
   - Saltmarsh Sparrow
   - Eastern Meadowlark
   - Common Grackle
   - Palm Warbler (2)

Here are all 64 species in taxonomic order based on 23 checklists:

*Ducks, Geese & Swans*

   1. Brant
   2. Cackling Goose
   3. Canada Goose
   4. Mute Swan
   5. Gadwall
   6. Mallard
   7. Red-breasted Merganser

*Grebes*

   - Pied-billed Grebe

*Pigeons & Doves*

   1. Rock Pigeon
   2. Mourning Dove

*Gulls*

   1. Laughing Gull
   2. Ring-billed Gull
   3. Herring Gull
   4. Great Black-backed Gull

*Cormorants*

   1. Great Cormorant
   2. Double-crested Cormorant

*Herons*

   - Great Blue Heron

*Hawks & Eagles*

   1. Cooper's Hawk
   2. Bald Eagle
   3. Red-tailed Hawk

*Kingfishers*

   - Belted Kingfisher

*Woodpeckers & Allies*

   1. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
   2. Red-bellied Woodpecker
   3. Downy Woodpecker
   4. Northern Flicker

*Falcons*

   1. American Kestrel
   2. Merlin
   3. Peregrine Falcon

*Jays & Crows*

   1. Blue Jay
   2. American Crow
   3. Common Raven

*Chickadees & Titmice*

   1. Black-capped Chickadee
   2. Tufted Titmouse

*Larks*

   - Horned Lark

*Kinglets*

   1. Golden-crowned Kinglet
   2. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

*Creepers*

   - Brown Creeper

*Starlings*

   - European Starling

*Mockingbirds & Allies*

   1. Gray Catbird
   2. Northern Mockingbird

*Thrushes*

   1. Hermit Thrush
   2. American Robin

*Old World Sparrows*

   - House Sparrow

*Pipits*

   - American Pipit

*Finches*

   1. House Finch
   2. Pine Siskin
   3. American Goldfinch

*New World Sparrows*

   1. Chipping Sparrow
   2. Fox Sparrow
   3. Dark-eyed Junco
   4. White-crowned Sparrow
   5. White-throated Sparrow
   6. Saltmarsh Sparrow
   7. Savannah Sparrow
   8. Song Sparrow
   9. Swamp Sparrow

*Blackbirds & Meadowlarks*

   1. Eastern Meadowlark
   2. Red-winged Blackbird
   3. Brown-headed Cowbird
   4. Common Grackle

*Wood-Warblers*

   1. Blackpoll Warbler
   2. Palm Warbler
   3. Yellow-rumped Warbler

*Cardinals*

   - Northern Cardinal

-- 
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 13 November 2020

2020-11-14 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov. 13, 2020
* NYNY2011.13

- Birds mentioned
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD+
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER+
PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Red-necked Grebe
EARED GREBE
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
LITTLE GULL
Black Tern
MANX SHEARWATER
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
TUNDRA SWAN
Cattle Egret
American Golden-Plover
WESTERN KINGBIRD
Evening Grosbeak
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
LARK SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

- 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, November 13th
2020 at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER,
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, EARED GREBE, LITTLE GULL,
WESTERN KINGBIRD, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, TUNDRA SWAN, EURASIAN
WIGEON, KING EIDER, MANX SHEARWATER, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, LAPLAND
LONGSPUR, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, LARK SPARROW, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL,
winter finches and much more.

A western type flycatcher found October 31st in Kissena Park Queens and by
vocalizations identified as a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was enjoyed by many
through last Saturday but has either been extremely elusive or disappeared
since then. It had been frequenting densely vegetated areas just west of
164th Street across from Underhill Avenue.

An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was apparently photographed last Monday at Fort
Washington Park in northern Manhattan but an eBird report, not by the
single observer, contained no details or photographs, hopefully not a
procedure that will be repeated.

The RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was still visiting the feeder at the Bayard Cutting
Arboretum in Great River today and the EARED GREBE was seen as recently as
Wednesday on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge usually viewed
from the Big John's Pond overlook. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was spotted early
Saturday as it flew by morning flight observers at Breezy Point where a
nicely plumaged drake KING EIDER noted offshore Saturday in a Common Eider
flock has lingered to today.

An adult LITTLE GULL appeared during a seawatch off Robert Moses State Park
field 2 this morning and later in the day the good gathering of gulls
offshore there attracted several PARASITIC JAEGERS and a lingering larger
jaeger believed to be a POMARINE JAEGER. An immature BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
was photographed on the beach at Jones Beach West End Wednesday and a boat
offshore south of West Hampton Monday counted several BLACK-LEGGED
KITTIWAKES as well as 3 MANX SHEARWATER and 6 GREAT SHEARWATERS and a
WILSON'S STORM-PETREL.

Ten TUNDRA SWANS visited fields along Oregon Road in Cutchogue today and
recent single GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were noted on a Northport High
School field Thursday and today and at Tung Ting Pond in Centerport
Wednesday and Thursday the latter also hosting a EURASIAN WIGEON to today.

A peak of 4 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS occurred at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn on
Thursday with another last Sunday at Jones Beach West End where a BLACK
TERN was photographed Tuesday. A RED-NECKED GREBE was near Spring Creek in
Jamaica Bay as of Tuesday and 2 CATTLE EGRETS visited Croton Point Park
Thursday. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR flew by Plumb Beach Sunday morning.

A LARK SPARROW was found Saturday near Triton Lane in Hampton Bays and was
still present Monday while one Sunday flying by Robert Moses State Park in
the morning was followed by one seen later at Floyd Bennett Field and a
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW visited Jones Beach West End Sunday and Monday. A BLUE
GROSBEAK was spotted at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center Tuesday
and single DICKCISSELS visited Robert Moses State Park Monday and
Marshlands Conservancy in Rye Wednesday and winter finch flights continue,
last Sunday good movement by Robert Moses State Park and Jones Beach West
End featured 7 and 14 RED CROSSBILLS respectively plus a few COMMON
REDPOLLS, big numbers of PINE SISKINS and an accommodating EVENING GROSBEAK
at West End and some PURPLE FINCHES and more are on their way.

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

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 6 November 2020

2020-11-07 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov. 6, 2020
* NYNY2011.06

- Birds mentioned
BROWN BOOBY+
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN+
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD+
PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

EARED GREBE
EURASIAN WIGEON
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
TUNDRA SWAN
Common Gallinule
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
GOLDEN EAGLE
Red-headed Woodpecker
Evening Grosbeak
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Vesper Sparrow
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT

- Transcript

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   Gary Chapin - Secretary
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   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, November 6th
2020 at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER,
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, EARED GREBE, BROWN BOOBY, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN,
TUNDRA SWAN, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, GOLDEN EAGLE,
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, CLAY-COLORED
SPARROW, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and more.

Last Saturday a western type empidonax flycatcher was found at Kissena Park
in Queens where the bird has continued through today. Attempts to determine
whether this bird was a PACIFIC-SLOPE or a closely related Cordilleran
Flycatcher fortunately resulted in some recordings of its call notes and
these point to the bird's identity as PACIFIC-SLOPE of which there is a
previous New York record. To look for this bird park along 164th Street
near Underhill Avenue. Enter the western side of the park on the bridal
path and continue a short distance to where both sides of the trail are
covered by heavy growth. Search here and also continue a little further to
a narrow path on the left and take this path over 3 fallen logs to an
enclosed clearing also favored by the flycatcher or ask any birders you see.

The selasphorus hummingbird found last Friday at Bayard Cutting Arboretum
in Great River was today still visiting the hummingbird feeder put up for
it. Some good photos of its spread tail pattern seem to indicate this bird
is a RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD rather than Allen's. However, as in the case of the
western flycatchers, sometimes in hand measurements or DNA samples are the
only sure means of a positive ID.

At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge an EARED GREBE spotted on the East Pond last
Saturday was still present today often best viewed from the Big John's Pond
overlook. Also at Jamaica Bay, where waterfowl numbers continue to
increase, a TUNDRA SWAN and a drake EURASIAN WIGEON were both seen on the
West Pond last Saturday the swan also spotted Sunday. Another EURASIAN
WIGEON was still on West Lake in Patchogue at least to Tuesday and a
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE has been around Wolfe's Pond Park on Staten
Island since last Saturday. The immature BROWN BOOBY was still present last
weekend off Bay Avenue in East Quogue and the AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was
seen last Saturday and Sunday at Jamaica Bay though only briefly.

With a few GOLDEN EAGLES currently moving by local hawkwatches, interesting
on Tuesday morning was possibly the same immature first seen moving south
by Inwood Hill Park then a little later by Battery Park City, both on
Manhattan, and then finally over the Cemetery of the Resurrection on Staten
Island.

An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER in Brooklyn was seen at Plumb Beach today.

Other notable non-passerines included a COMMON GALLINULE in Prospect Park
to Wednesday and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER flying over Southard's Pond in
Babylon Saturday. A late PHILADELPHIA VIREO was interesting at Canarsie
Beach Park Wednesday and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR was at Theodore Roosevelt
County Park in Montauk Saturday. CLAY-COLORED SPARROW visited Roosevelt
Beach on Staten Island Tuesday with a VESPER SPARROW on Central Park's
north end the same day. Today a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was found in
Manhattan's Union Square Park. A BLUE GROSBEAK was present on Randall's
Island Sunday to Tuesday and Saturday DICKCISSELS were noted at Floyd
Bennett Field and Lemon Creek Pier. Small numbers of EVENING GROSBEAKS are
now appearing.

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

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 16 October 2020

2020-10-16 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Oct. 16, 2020
* NYNY2010.16

- Birds mentioned
 BICKNELL'S THRUSH+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
EURASIAN WIGEON
Cackling Goose
AMERICAN BITTERN
Stilt Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Pine Siskin
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Vesper Sparrow
LARK SPARROW
White-crowned Sparrow
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Lincoln's Sparrow
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Prairie Warbler
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Hooded Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
American Pipit

- 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, October 16th
2020 at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are EURASIAN WIGEON, AMERICAN
GOLDEN-PLOVER, AMERICAN BITTERN, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW,
LARK SPARROW, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK,
DICKCISSEL and more.

Among the decent variety of waterfowl at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge was a
report last Saturday of the continuing EURASIAN WIGEON on the East Pond
where lingering shorebirds mentioned there this week included STILT,
PECTORAL, WHITE-RUMPED and WESTERN SANDPIPERS. With the absence once again
of any flocks of AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS this fall at least single
immatures have recently been lingering in the area with one at Randall's
Island since last Friday, still present today, and another found at Floyd
Bennett Field on Wednesday seen again there today this possibly the one
also noted at Plumb Beach on Wednesday. One also flew by Robert Moses State
Park Monday morning.

The first CACKLING GOOSE of the season was reported from Marratooka Lake in
Mattituck today. Single AMERICAN BITTERN were spotted at Pelham Bay Park
Tuesday and at Mill Pond Park in Bellmore yesterday. Larger totals of
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS featured 26 at Moses Park Monday and about 30 at
Smith Point County Park in Shirley Wednesday the latter site also hosting
85 ROYAL TERNS. Wednesday was a good day for CASPIAN TERNS with 2 each at
Jamaica Bay, Plumb Beach and Breezy Point and another out east at Sagg Pond.

Five LAPLAND LONGSPURS were also enjoying Smith Point County Park Wednesday
with one still there today. A LARK SPARROW was identified at Davis Park on
central Fire Island last Sunday while single CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS featured
one at Moses Park Saturday and another seen again Sunday at Read Sanctuary
in Playland Park in Rye. VESPER SPARROWS were noted in Prospect Park
Tuesday, Dyker Beach Park in Brooklyn Wednesday and at Floyd Bennett Field
yesterday and today. NELSON'S SPARROWS are now appearing in decent numbers
in regional coastal saltmarshes joining some lingering SALTMARSH SPARROWS
there. As the NELSON'S are represented by both coastal and inland forms
separation of species must usually be done with care.

In that regard a variety of thrushes continue moving through the region
including the possibility of BICKNELL'S such as the bird closely studied at
Moses Park last Saturday.

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was photographed in Manhattan's Battery Park last
Saturday. Expectedly diminishing reports of CONNECTICUT WARBLERS included 2
on Sunday, 1 at the Hudson River Greenway in Manhattan and the other at
Fire Island's Davis Park. A decent continuing variety of other warblers did
include TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, ORANGE-CROWNED, BLUE-WINGED, CAPE MAY,
BAY-BREASTED, HOODED, PRAIRIE, CANADA, WILSON'S and others.

A BLUE GROSBEAK was still in Central Park Wednesday with another spotted
today at East Farm Preserve in Stony Brook. DICKCISSELS featured one at
Read Sanctuary in Rye to Sunday, another flying by Crab Meadow Beach in
Fort Salonga Wednesday and one at Brooklyn's Bush Terminal Piers Park
yesterday.

Tons of PINE SISKINS continue to pass through and hopefully some will stay
and other migrants have featured YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS, some AMERICAN
PIPITS and various sparrows including LINCOLN'S and WHITE-CROWNED.

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

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 9 October 2020

2020-10-10 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Oct. 9, 2020
* NYNY2010.09

- Birds mentioned
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
AMERICAN AVOCET
Long-billed Dowitcher
Stilt Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Whimbrel
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
WESTERN KINGBIRD
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
Rusty Blackbird
PINE SISKIN
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
VESPER SPARROW
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
HENSLOW'S SPARROW
LARK SPARROW
White-crowned Sparrow
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Lincoln's Sparrow
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL
Philadelphia Vireo
Orange-crowned Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Hooded Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
SEDGE WREN

- Transcript

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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

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, October 9th
2020 at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are HENSLOW'S SPARROW, WESTERN
KINGBIRD, SEDGE WREN, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER,
AMERICAN AVOCET, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, LAPLAND
LONGSPUR, LARK SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, VESPER
SPARROW, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK,
DICKCISSEL, a PINE SISKIN invasion and more.

Last weekend's highlights began with a discovery Saturday of a HENSLOW'S
SPARROW at Sparrow Rock in Central Park seen one day only and then on
Sunday the finding of a WESTERN KINGBIRD on Governors Island, perhaps the
bird from the week prior, this also present on Monday. The SEDGE WREN was
seen again Sunday at Freshkills Park on Staten Island and the male
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was also noted over the weekend still foraging
along the east shore of Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park just
south of the boathouse.

Excitement among the shorebirds included a report of the AMERICAN AVOCET in
flight Tuesday over the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge while one
or two WILSON'S PHALAROPES were seen both Wednesday and Thursday at the
south end of the pond. Other shorebirds still using the pond, despite
constant harassment by Peregrines, include some PECTORAL and STILT
SANDPIPERS and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. An immature AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
appeared today on Randall's Island. A WHIMBREL was out in Springs on the
south fork last Sunday. A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER visited Smith Point
County Park Monday and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was at Gilgo Monday with one
or more also still at Santapogue Creek in West Babylon this week. Forty
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were estimated at Smith Point County Park Monday
and CASPIAN TERNS included one at Mecox Saturday and two at Captree Sunday
with 2 at Sagg Pond yesterday.

A nice selection of sparrows this week featured the LARK SPARROW staying in
Central Park's north end to Tuesday and single CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS in
Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn Saturday and Governors Island Wednesday and
at Read Sanctuary at Playland Park in Rye today. Also notable were single
GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS at Brooklyn's Calvert Vaux Park Saturday, Planting
Fields Arboretum Sunday and Kissena Park Monday and some VESPER SPARROWS
included singles in Central Park and Floyd Bennett Field today. Good
numbers of LINCOLN'S SPARROWS continue and more WHITE-CROWNEDS are
arriving. Single LAPLAND LONGSPURS were noted today at Robert Moses State
Park and at Sagg Pond while other continuing migrants have included some
flycatchers including YELLOW-BELLIED, a few PHILADELPHIA VIREOS and some
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS. A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT visited Central Park Saturday.

Among the warblers a few CONNECTICUTS continue to be seen in what has been
a productive fall for them and early ORANGE-CROWNEDS included one at Owl's
Head Park Sunday and one in Green-wood Cemetery yesterday. Many other
species of warblers continue to pass through most now in low numbers these
including MOURNING, HOODED, CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED and WILSON'S.

A BLUE GROSBEAK stayed in Central Park's north end to Tuesday with one also
at the Lido Beach Preserve Monday and another in Queens Tuesday.

DICKCISSELS this week started last Saturday with 2 at Fort Tilden and one
at Calvert Vaux Park with a couple during the week ending with 2 at Moses
Park and one at Read Sanctuary in Rye today

[nysbirds-l] Governors Island: SWAINSON'S HAWK (Sat., 26-Sep-2020)

2020-09-30 Thread Ben Cacace
Apologies for the belated report to the list. This hawk was spotted on the
morning of Saturday the 26th of September. I was taking detailed notes of
the hawk perched on a Black Cherry tree off the SE corner of Fort Jay
before I realized I needed to get an image. It was 150 yards to my backpack
and back and luckily the hawk was still there. It stayed for a total of ten
minutes. It lifted without my seeing it go as I ran to the other side of
the tree to get a view of its back, wings and tail.

Here's the checklist with two photos from a point and shoot Cybershot
camera. A few birders went to search for the hawk on Saturday but it was
not relocated:

   - eBird Checklist (Governors Island — 26 Sep 2020)
   <https://ebird.org/checklist/S74082019>

Back in December 2015 a SWAINSON'S HAWK spent over 2 weeks around Staten
Island's Freshkills Park and the previous NYC sighting on eBird was at
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on 1 November 1987:

   - eBird Map: SWAINSON'S HAWK (centered on NYC)
   
<https://ebird.org/map/swahaw?bmo=1=12=1900=2020=-74.256=40.496=-73.704=40.92=true>

Here's my posting of the hawk on iNaturalist
<https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60946055>.
-- 
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 18 September 2020

2020-09-19 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Sep. 18, 2020
* NYNY2009.18

- Birds mentioned
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Caspian Tern
EURASIAN WIGEON
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Sora
RED PHALAROPE
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
Long-billed Dowitcher
MARBLED GODWIT
Whimbrel
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Red-headed Woodpecker
Whip-poor-will
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
Purple Finch
LARK SPARROW
White-throated Sparrow
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Lincoln's Sparrow
BLUE GROSBEAK
Philadelphia Vireo
Worm-eating Warbler
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
Hooded Warbler

- 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, September 18th
2020 at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are RED PHALAROPE,
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, EURASIAN WIGEON, MARBLED GODWIT, WILSON'S
PHALAROPE, LARK SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, GOLDEN-WINGED, CONNECTICUT
and other warblers, BLUE GROSBEAK and more.

Last Saturday a RED PHALAROPE was found feeding in the East River at
Stuyvesant Cove Park around 20th Street in lower Manhattan where enjoyed by
many before it moved on overnight.

Even more accommodating has been an adult male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD in
fresh fall plumage but with ragged wings and tail that has stayed put for
the most part since being spotted Wednesday along the east shore of Meadow
Lake at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. Still present this
afternoon the blackbird is usually seen feeding along an open stretch of
shoreline about one to two hundred yards south of the boathouse just before
a long dense stretch of phragmites. The parking lot by the boathouse is
easily accessed from the park exit off the southbound Van Wyck Expressway.

A EURASIAN WIGEON in eclipse plumage has been frequenting the south end of
the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at least since Monday usually
with a few American Wigeon. Currently now better suited for waterfowl than
shorebirds the number of ducks there is impressive with good numbers
especially of BLUE-WINGED and GREEN-WINGED TEAL and NORTHERN SHOVELERS. The
shorebirds have been mostly peeps and both yellowlegs highlights including
a WILSON'S PHALAROPE at the south end last Saturday, a MARBLED GODWIT on
Wednesday and a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER photographed at the south end today. A
WHIMBREL was noted from the West Pond last Saturday while other East Pond
highlights have featured SORA and CASPIAN TERN. Another BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
was spotted at Montauk Point last Saturday and 4 - 5 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS
have been noted at Santapogue Creek off Venetian Boulevard in West Babylon
during the week. Other CASPIAN TERNS this week included one at Shirley
Chisholm State Park, two at Mecox, one at Sagg Pond and one at Orient Point.

An EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL visited Central Park's Ramble Saturday. A
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER appeared at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye last Sunday
and 4 continue along the Paumanok Trail by Jones Pond in Manorville. One or
two CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS and a LARK SPARROW were present in Central Park's
north end at the composting area late in the week with one of each there
today. Another LARK SPARROW was at Jones Beach West End last Monday.

At least 6 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS were reported this week including one at
night at the 9/11 Tribute in Light in lower Manhattan with other locations
including Central, Bryant and Prospect Parks and Green-wood Cemetery in
Brooklyn. A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER found at Muttontown Preserve last Sunday
was followed by another in Green-wood Cemetery yesterday.

A BLUE GROSBEAK was still at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Wednesday.

Other migrants this week included both YELLOW-BILLED and BLACK-BILLED
CUCKOOS, several PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, PURPLE FINCH, LINCOLN'S and
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS and roughly 30 species of warblers including
WORM-EATING, MOURNING and HOODED WARBLER.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 11 September 2020

2020-09-11 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Sep. 11, 2020
* NYNY2009.11

- Birds mentioned
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

CASPIAN TERN
Royal Tern
LEAST BITTERN
SORA
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
Long-billed Dowitcher
Stilt Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
MARBLED GODWIT
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
WHIMBREL
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Red-headed Woodpecker
WESTERN KINGBIRD
Olive-sided Flycatcher
PINE SISKIN
LARK SPARROW
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL
Philadelphia Vireo
Golden-winged Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Palm Warbler
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
Hooded Warbler

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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, September 11th
2020 at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are WESTERN KINGBIRD, WILSON'S
PHALAROPE, MARBLED GODWIT, BUFF-BREASTED and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, WHIMBREL
and other shorebirds, LEAST BITTERN, SORA, CASPIAN TERN, LARK SPARROW, PINE
SISKIN, KENTUCKY and other warblers, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and more.

A moderate week for migration did feature a WESTERN KINGBIRD appearing
briefly Tuesday morning at Dix Hills Park in Dix Hills before flying off.

A good variety of shorebirds included a WILSON'S PHALAROPE out at Sagg Pond
in Bridgehampton Saturday followed by another spotted at the very wet north
end of the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Monday. A MARBLED
GODWIT was featured on the video cam at Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area
as it visited the channels there from Wednesday through today. Single
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were found at Croton Point Park in Westchester
Wednesday and at Timber Point Golf Course in Great River Thursday while
single BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS this week were noted at Jamaica Bay Monday, at
Mecox Monday through Thursday and at Heckscher State Park Wednesday. A
WHIMBREL visited Timber Point yesterday and a couple of calling LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHERS flew around the traditional site at Santapogue Creek in West
Babylon last Monday. Other shorebirds seen at multiple locations this week
included STILT, WHITE-RUMPED, WESTERN and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS with 17 of
the latter counted at Timber Point Thursday.

At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Monday both the LEAST BITTERN and the SORA
appeared around the East Pond while on Tuesday another LEAST BITTERN was
spotted at Arshamomaque Preserve in Greenport on the north fork and much
more unexpectedly a SORA appeared in Bryant Park in central Manhattan.

During the week single CASPIAN TERNS occurred at Jamaica Bay Wildlife
Refuge and at Timber Point as well as farther east at Mecox Bay and Sagg
Pond while a high count of ROYAL TERNS reached 64 at Timber Point Thursday.

Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were still along the Paumanok Trail near Jones
Pond on Wednesday this off Schultz Road in Manorville.

Both YELLOW-BILLED and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS were seen during the week as
were a few OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS and various species of empidonax
flycatchers.

Still sparse, single PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were noted Saturday in Prospect
Park and at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Three LARK SPARROWS this week
featured singles at Floyd Bennett Field Tuesday, Jones Beach West End by
the Coast Guard Station Wednesday and Thursday and Stony Brook Thursday. A
PINE SISKIN was spotted at Teatown Reservation in central Westchester
Monday.

A KENTUCKY WARBLER was a surprise at Fort Tilden last Saturday and among
other warblers noted this week were GOLDEN-WINGED, MOURNING, HOODED, CAPE
MAY, BAY-BREASTED and PALM.

A BLUE GROSBEAK was found at Robert Moses State Park Monday and a
DICKCISSEL has been visiting the north end of Central Park since Wednesday.

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Re: [nysbirds-l] StoneBridge Nighthawk results - 8/28

2020-08-29 Thread Ben Cacace
Click the name below for the shared location on eBird:

   - Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch, Setauket
   <https://ebird.org/hotspots?hs=L6272084=all=>

On the hotspot map click 'View Details' for species details (last seen,
first seen, high counts & bar charts) and the last 200 checklists submitted
under 'Recent Visits'.
-- 
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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 21 August 2020

2020-08-21 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 21, 2020
* NYNY2008.21

- Birds mentioned
BROWN PELICAN+
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Black Tern
American Bittern
White-rumped Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
MARBLED GODWIT
WHIMBREL
Red-headed Woodpecker
Common Nighthawk
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
BLUE GROSBEAK
Worm-eating Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
CERULEAN WARBLER
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
MOURNING WARBLER
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Hooded Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
American Redstart
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Extralimital:
BROWN BOOBY+ (Hamilton County)
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN+ (Ulster County)

- Transcript

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   Gary Chapin - Secretary
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   125 Pine Springs Drive
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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, August 21st
2020 at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are BROWN PELICAN, MARBLED
GODWIT, WHIMBREL, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, BLUE GROSBEAK and fall landbirds
including OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, various warblers featuring MOURNING and
CERULEAN, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and more.

This week's only BROWN PELICAN report comes from Breezy Point with one seen
twice offshore last Saturday.

Highlights among the shorebirds this week include the MARBLED GODWIT still
on the Mecox flats last Saturday and a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER frequenting
irrigated fields along Duck Pond Road out on the north fork in Cutchogue
yesterday and today. This area is north of the Oregon Road / Duck Pond Road
intersection. An AMERICAN BITTERN has also been among the birds at Mecox
lately and a BLACK TERN was noted there last Saturday. WHIMBRELS out in
Jamaica Bay this week included up to 8 noted last weekend and one over the
West Pond at the Wildlife Refuge today.

The water level on the East Pond is very slowly lowering now providing some
edge at the south end but it has quite a ways to go to reach the desired
level to attract large numbers of shorebirds. Among the small numbers now
appearing are WHITE-RUMPED and WESTERN SANDPIPERS.

A COMMON GALLINULE was spotted at Sunken Meadow State Park Monday and was
present at least to Tuesday west of the entrance bridge pond.

Four RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were still along the Paumanok Trail near Jones
Pond in Manorville today this reached from Schultz Road and COMMON
NIGHTHAWKS are now moving overhead in the evening as they've begun their
southbound journey.

Noted among the southbound passerines this week were single OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHERS at Robert Moses State Park Tuesday and in Prospect Park
yesterday and a good number of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES have been appearing.
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was photographed at Pelham Bay Park Wednesday
evening. A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was spotted in Central Park Wednesday and a
decent variety of warblers this week featured a MOURNING WARBLER in Central
Park last Saturday and a CERULEAN WARBLER at Teatown Reservation in
Westchester yesterday. Other warblers noted have included OVENBIRD,
WORM-EATING, LOUISIANA and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES, BLUE-WINGED, NASHVILLE,
HOODED, AMERICAN REDSTART, MAGNOLIA, BLACKBURNIAN, YELLOW, CHESTNUT-SIDED,
BLACK-THROATED BLUE, YELLOW-RUMPED, PRAIRIE, CANADA and WILSON'S.

Last Saturday two BLUE GROSBEAKS were spotted at Shirley Chisholm State
Park which is the landfill at the north end of Jamaica Bay just south of
the Belt Parkway.

North of us today an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was present on Ashokan
Reservoir in Ulster County and a BROWN BOOBY continues on Indian Lake up in
Hamilton County.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 14 August 2020

2020-08-14 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 14, 2020
* NYNY2008.14

- Birds mentioned
WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL+
BROWN PELICAN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GLAUCOUS GULL
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Cory's Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
White-rumped Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
MARBLED GODWIT
UPLAND SANDPIPER
WHIMBREL
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE
Bobolink
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL
Purple Martin
Cliff Swallow
Bank Swallow
Black-and-White Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
American Redstart
SEDGE WREN
Red-breasted Nuthatch

- Transcript

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   Gary Chapin - Secretary
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   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, August 14th
2020 at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL,
BROWN PELICAN, SEDGE WREN, MARBLED GODWIT, WHIMBREL, UPLAND SANDPIPER,
GLAUCOUS GULL, EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE, DICKCISSEL, BLUE GROSBEAK and more.

A boat trip last Sunday into Hudson Canyon waters luckily encountered a
WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL along with about 60 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS. A
Montauk whale trip last Saturday noted 12 GREAT and 11 CORY'S SHEARWATERS.

BROWN PELICAN sightings this week apparently were restricted to westerly
coastal sites with 2 off Breezy Point last Saturday followed by one on
Sunday later spotted off Atlantic Beach then one yesterday off Miller Field
on Staten Island. Also on Staten Island a pair of SEDGE WRENS found
Thursday the 6th on the now restricted Freshkills Park was still present
Wednesday. Good news is that some of this park apparently will open to
public entry next spring.

With shorebird season continuing without the wonderful opportunities once
provided by the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at least some
shorebirds are being seen mostly by boat out in Jamaica Bay itself these
including a MARBLED GODWIT last Saturday joined by another on Sunday.
Another MARBLED has been out on the flats at Mecox at least Wednesday and
yesterday. Last weekend one or two WHIMBREL were also noted in Jamaica Bay
as well as out at Breezy Point. An UPLAND SANDPIPER was heard giving its
distinctive call as it flew over Timber Point Golf Course in Great River
last Friday and another did the same as it circled over Marshlands
Conservancy in Rye this morning. Other recent shorebirds have included
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and WESTERN SANDPIPERS among various gatherings.

Certainly out of season was an immature GLAUCOUS GULL out at the Montauk
Harbor Inlet last Saturday.

Terns this week included reports of 2 GULL-BILLED at Jamaica Bay Sunday and
a CASPIAN at the West Hampton Dunes overlook yesterday as well as some
ROYALS coastally.

EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE continues to ignore the northeast as it populates
the rest of North America but one was spotted at Floyd Bennett Field back
on Friday the 7th and seen there a few times through Sunday. Up to 3 BLUE
GROSBEAKS were noted around the Calverton Grasslands this week while
surprising were a couple of early DICKCISSELS this week with one last
Saturday moving over Breezy Point followed by another out east in Greenport
yesterday.

Besides some swallows including CLIFF, BANK and PURPLE MARTIN small numbers
of southbound migrants recently have included such warblers as OVENBIRD and
NORTHERN and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, WORM-EATING, YELLOW, BLACK-AND-WHITE
and AMERICAN REDSTART as well as BOBOLINK and even RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 24 July 2020

2020-07-24 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jul. 24, 2020
* NYNY2007.24

- Birds mentioned
BROWN PELICAN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GULL-BILLED TERN
Royal Tern
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
STILT SANDPIPER
WESTERN SANDPIPER
MARBLED GODWIT
WHIMBREL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
BLUE GROSBEAK

- Transcript

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nysarc44(at)nybirds{dot}org.

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   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, July 24th 2020
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are BROWN PELICAN, fall shorebirds
including MARBLED GODWIT, WHIMBREL, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, STILT SANDPIPER,
WESTERN SANDPIPER, GULL-BILLED TERN, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER and BLUE GROSBEAK in this vacation shortened edition.

Sightings of BROWN PELICAN this week included singles off Coney Island
Beach last Saturday and off Wolfe's Pond Park on Staten Island Sunday and
hopefully others will continue to appear off Long Island's south shore.

Shorebird season is ramping up with numbers and varieties still building.
This morning a MARBLED GODWIT was seen in flight moving easterly past
Brooklyn's Plumb Beach where other featured species included one STILT
SANDPIPER and 4 WESTERN SANDPIPERS as well as 2 GULL-BILLED TERNS. A
WHIMBREL was present at Breezy Point last Sunday with 2 there Wednesday and
Thursday and out at Cupsogue County Park in West Hampton Dunes yesterday,
besides a WHIMBREL, other highlights included LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER and
WESTERN SANDPIPER. Two STILT SANDPIPERS were also at Miller Field on Staten
Island yesterday.

A GULL-BILLED TERN was noted at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last Saturday
and ROYAL TERN numbers continue to increase.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER is still present along the Paumanok Trail next to
Jones Pond in Manorville the entrance on the west side of Schultz Road.

One or more ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS remain in Prospect Park and BLUE GROSBEAK
apparently nested successfully out in the Calverton Grassland again
emphasizing why this very valuable resource deserves protection.

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

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 17 July 2020

2020-07-18 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jul. 17, 2020
* NYNY2007.17

- Birds mentioned
BROWN BOOBY+
BROWN PELICAN+
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
WESTERN SANDPIPER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Caspian Tern
Cory's Shearwater
Cattle Egret
Short-billed Dowitcher
Pectoral Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
WHIMBREL
Red-headed Woodpecker
WESTERN KINGBIRD
Louisiana Waterthrush

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   Gary Chapin - Secretary
   NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
   125 Pine Springs Drive
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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, July 17th 2020
at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are BROWN BOOBY, BROWN PELICAN,
WHITE-FACED IBIS, WHIMBREL, WESTERN SANDPIPER and WESTERN KINGBIRD. This
tape shortened due to vacation constraints.

Tropical Storm Fay last Friday brought some exciting birds to the south
shore of Long Island. Received too late for last week's tape for Friday's
sightings of an immature BROWN BOOBY and 52 GREAT SHEARWATERS off Jacob
Riis Park. A few reports of GREAT and CORY'S SHEARWATERS offshore Saturday
included an interesting GREAT on the Hudson River off Riverside Park in
northern Manhattan. Some BROWN PELICANS were also noted early in the week
off Staten Island and Breezy Point.

The adult WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen again last Saturday at the Captree
Island marsh.

Great news about the valve at the north end of the East Pond at Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge finally getting unclogged. So hopefully many of the
shorebirds now coming through can stop off there soon.

Highlights at Cupsogue on Monday featured 2 WHIMBREL, hundreds of
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 46 LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 8 WESTERN SANDPIPERS with
up to 14 WESTERNS counted there Tuesday. Staten Island produced a WHIMBREL
Saturday and a PECTORAL SANDPIPER on Monday as well as a CATTLE EGRET on
Tuesday.

Two CASPIAN TERNS were observed Sunday at Croton Point in Westchester
County with one again on Tuesday.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS remain near the Paumanok Trail by Jones Pond off
Schultz Road in Manorville.

Certainly the surprise landbird of the week was a WESTERN KINGBIRD reported
flying east on Saturday by Robert Moses State Park field 2 and notable also
was an early LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH spotted Wednesday at Camp Hero in
Montauk.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 26 June 2020

2020-06-26 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jun. 26, 2020
* NYNY2006.26

- Birds mentioned
BROWN PELICAN+
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
PURPLE GALLINULE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Gull-billed Tern
Royal Tern
Roseate Tern
BLACK TERN
Cory's Shearwater
LEAST BITTERN
Tricolored Heron
AMERICAN AVOCET
WHIMBREL
Northern Bobwhite
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Red-headed Woodpecker
BLUE GROSBEAK
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER

- Transcript

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   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, June 26th 2020
at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are PURPLE GALLINULE, WHITE-FACED
IBIS, BROWN PELICAN, AMERICAN AVOCET, WHIMBREL, LEAST BITTERN, BLACK TERN,
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK and more.

Some interesting birds this week certainly include the adult PURPLE
GALLINULE found earlier in the week apparently on Long Beach Island deemed
to be in good health and released Tuesday at Twin Lakes Preserve in East
Wantagh. The GALLINULE has since then been frequenting the lower western
side of a densely vegetated lower lake seen from a path that begins off
Park Avenue and goes north parallel to Old Mill Road. The bird has been
showing a tendency to remain close to the lake's western shore and thus
often visible from the path. But were it to venture out into the denser
vegetation it could become more difficult to locate. Interestingly another
adult had also appeared early this month out in a private community on
eastern Long Island.

The adult WHITE-FACED IBIS was reported again last Saturday at the Captree
Island marsh where herons this week have also featured irregular visits by
a TRICOLORED HERON.

Three BROWN PELICANS, one photographed, appeared this morning off field 2
at Robert Moses State Park this following another report from yesterday of
14 off Cupsogue County Park in West Hampton Dunes. A seawatch off Moses
field 2 Thursday afternoon was slow but did feature single CORY'S and GREAT
SHEARWATERS.

A nice find was an adult AMERICAN AVOCET seen briefly last Saturday morning
as it paid a quick visit to the Timber Point Golf Course Marina. Two
WHIMBREL flew by Breezy Point last Sunday with one also seen at nearby
Jacob Riis Park. Also noted that day at Breezy Point were one BLACK and 4
ROSEATE TERNS and one BLACK-BILLED plus 2 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS. ROYAL TERN
numbers increasing this week included 8 at mid Fire Island Tuesday and 6 at
Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton Thursday. At least one LEAST BITTERN was still
frequenting Big John's Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Thursday, the
bay also hosting a GULL-BILLED TERN last weekend.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER has been visiting the Rockefeller State Park
Preserve in central Westchester recently.

A recent spike in NORTHERN BOBWHITE sightings indicates further
reintroduction attempts on Long Island and hopefully a few will take hold.

Continuing this week are the YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at the Bayard Cutting
Arboretum in Great River and the BLUE GROSBEAKS around the Calverton
Grasslands these among the many local species that should not be disturbed
in any way during nesting season,

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 19 June 2020

2020-06-20 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jun. 19, 2020
* NYNY2006.19

- Birds mentioned
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Horned Grebe
Parasitic Jaeger
GULL-BILLED TERN
Royal Tern
Roseate Tern
Cory's Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
Sooty Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Hooded Merganser
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Long-tailed Duck
LEAST BITTERN
Dunlin
Ruddy Turnstone
Red-shouldered Hawk
Bald Eagle
Barred Owl
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Acadian Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
BLUE GROSBEAK
Bank Swallow
Blue-headed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Blackpoll Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Red-breasted Nuthatch

- Transcript

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sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

   Gary Chapin - Secretary
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   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, June 19th 2020
at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are WHITE-FACED IBIS, LEAST
BITTERN, GULL-BILLED TERN, MANX SHEARWATER and other pelagics from shore,
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK and more.

Still traveling around locally with some Glossy Ibis an adult WHITE-FACED
IBIS was spotted yesterday in the marshes on the north side of Captree
Island and reported there again today. The birds, depending on the tide,
also often move east to marshes north of Captree State Park.

A pair of LEAST BITTERNS have recently been visiting Big John's Pond at
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and can sometimes be seen from the blind there.
Quiet observation usually produces the best results. A GULL-BILLED TERN was
also seen over the West Pond at the bay on Tuesday. A couple of
GULL-BILLEDS should also continue around Nickerson Beach but entry there
for non-Nassau County residents is a major issue.

Seawatching from the south shore of Long Island has not been overly dynamic
recently especially with a heavy fog occurring lately but two mornings off
Robert Moses State Park this week did produce some positive results.
Watching from field 2 on Wednesday observers spotted one MANX, one SOOTY
and 4 CORY'S SHEARWATERS and 6 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS while Thursday
contributed single MANX, SOOTY and CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 9 WILSON'S
STORM-PETRELS and a PARASITIC JAEGER visiting twice to chase terns which
included a ROSEATE TERN among them. A good number of Bottlenose Dolphins
and a Humpback Whale were also offshore.

The season's first ROYAL TERN was reported from Fort Tilden last Saturday.

Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS remain along the Paumanok Trail near Jones Pond
which is off Schultz Road in Manorville with two noted in Hampton Bays
Sunday were at a new location.

ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS were noted in Brooklyn last Saturday both in Prospect
Park and at Floyd Bennett Field the latter also producing a late BLACKPOLL
WARBLER today. A small recent movement of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES lately is
interesting. The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was still singing at the Bayard
Cutting Arboretum in Great River today. BLUE GROSBEAKS continue around the
Calverton Grasslands area. Their breeding success in direct proportion to
the lack of disturbance they encounter there.

The Greenwich-Stamford Summer Bird Count including much of eastern
Westchester County last weekend recorded 131 species. Interesting species
included HORNED GREBES, such waterfowl as LONG-TAILED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD,
COMMON GOLDENEYE and a family of HOODED MERGANSERS and decent numbers of
nesting BALD EAGLES and RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS. Among the shorebirds were
RUDDY TURNSTONE and DUNLIN. The cuckoos included some YELLOW-BILLED and
only 1 BLACK-BILLED. Good numbers of BARRED OWLS and explosive numbers of
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS were recorded but just single ACADIAN and LEAST
FLYCATCHERS were found. Other highlights were WHITE-EYED and BLUE-HEADED
VIREOS, BANK SWALLOW and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH. Twelve species of warblers
were recorded but missed were several species regular in the past
continuing an unfortunate trend.

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

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 29 May 2020

2020-05-29 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* May. 29, 2020
* NYNY2005.29

- Birds mentioned
ARCTIC TERN+
BROWN BOOBY+
SWAINSON'S WARBLER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

PARASITIC JAEGER
ICELAND GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
CORY'S SHEARWATER
Sooty Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
MARBLED GODWIT
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
BLUE GROSBEAK
SUMMER TANAGER
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT

- Transcript

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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, May 29th 2020
at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are SWAINSON'S WARBLER, BROWN
BOOBY, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, MARBLED GODWIT, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE,
ICELAND GULL, ARCTIC TERN, CORY'S SHEARWATER, PARASITIC JAEGER,
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER,
PHILADELPHIA VIREO, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK and much more.

Some exciting birds at the end of a mixed period of migration included a
SWAINSON'S WARBLER seen briefly but well at Muttontown Preserve in Nassau's
East Norwich on Tuesday. The bird was seen from the trail north of the
equestrian area parking lot off Route 106 but could not be relocated
subsequently.

On Thursday a BROWN BOOBY was identified moving east off Robert Moses State
Park during a seawatch. It should be noted that good numbers of NORTHERN
GANNETS are now also moving by including about 300 estimated off Triton
Lane along Dune Road last Monday with virtually all the GANNETS now
immatures. The Triton Lane watch Monday also provided the season's first
shearwaters with 23 SOOTY and even 2 early CORY'S as well as 28 WILSON'S
STORM-PETRELS and 4 PARASITIC JAEGERS. On Thursday SOOTY SHEARWATERS
included 56 off Moses Park and fewer numbers off Dune Road sites while 4
PARASITIC JAEGERS cruised by Pike's Beach east of Cupsogue County Park and
2 were noted from Moses. Interesting along Dune Road as well were the 24
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS gathered at Tiana Beach and 9 more at Pike's
Beach.

Last Sunday an ARCTIC TERN was found at Democrat Point at the western tip
of Fire Island with a CASPIAN TERN at Mecox the same day. Single ICELAND
GULLS were spotted Sunday at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and Wednesday at
Brooklyn's Plumb Beach.

Shorebirds are now gathering in good numbers along south shore estuaries
including at Cupsogue County Park and east along Dune Road. Highlights so
far included a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE photographed Tuesday at Plumb Beach and
a MARBLED GODWIT spotted today at Cupsogue.

Most unusual among the passerines was a young male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
photographed today during its brief stay at Point O'Woods in central Fire
Island.

Among the various but decreasing numbers of warblers this week were a
PROTHONOTARY seen again Monday at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in the North
Garden and a YELLOW-THROATED still singing at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum
in Great River last Saturday. Among the latest to move through several
MOURNING WARBLERS were noted this week. The YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT continued
in Central Park’s Ramble through last weekend and a few SUMMER TANAGERS
remained in Central Park and elsewhere.

Some BLUE GROSBEAKS remain around the Calverton Grasslands but
unfortunately they apparently have been aggressively pursued by various
people some using tapes to extreme excess and this practice, especially
with very sensitive nesting species, cannot be condoned. Enjoy these birds
peacefully but do not harass them.

Among the later migrants are some ALDER and ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS and at
least 3 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS this week and NELSON'S SPARROWS were noted as
of Wednesday at Plumb Beach.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 22 May 2020

2020-05-23 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* May. 22, 2020
* NYNY2005.22

- Birds mentioned
ARCTIC TERN+
BICKNELL'S THRUSH+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

ICELAND GULL
GULL-BILLED TERN
CASPIAN TERN
Roseate Tern
KING EIDER
LEAST BITTERN
CATTLE EGRET
Virginia Rail
Red Knot
Red-headed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Grasshopper Sparrow
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL
SUMMER TANAGER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Gray-cheeked Thrush

- Transcript

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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, May 22nd 2020
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are ARCTIC TERN, GULL-BILLED TERN,
CASPIAN TERN, LEAST BITTERN, CATTLE EGRET, KING EIDER, ICELAND GULL,
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, GOLDEN-WINGED
WARBLER and other warblers, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK and DICKCISSEL
plus much more.

Odd weather continues and so does migration though not necessarily as hoped
for.

The season's first ARCTIC TERN sightings occurred this week both on eastern
Long Island with one Tuesday on the Mecox flats and one Wednesday at
Cupsogue County Park the latter now open only to Suffolk County residents.
A GULL-BILLED TERN was reported off Robert Moses State Park last Saturday
and a couple have been seen this week around the Common Tern and Black
Skimmer colonies at Nickerson Beach which also provided a couple of ROSEATE
TERNS today. A CASPIAN TERN visited the River Road marsh on Staten Island
Saturday.

A LEAST BITTERN was a surprise visitor to the Upper Pool in Prospect Park
Wednesday and Thursday and another was seen Thursday at the West Pond at
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge where the bay itself is now hosting a nice
gathering of shorebirds including many RED KNOTS.

A flyby CATTLE EGRET off Robert Moses State Park Saturday was followed by
one at Miller Field on Staten Island Tuesday.

For a little winter flavor a female KING EIDER was seen last Saturday at
Orient Point with single ICELAND GULLS reported at Riis Park Wednesday,
Plumb Beach Thursday and at Shinnecock Inlet today.

A VIRGINIA RAIL appeared at the Upper Pool in Prospect Park today and a
pair of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS has been present along the Paumanok Trail
off Schultz Road in Manorville.

A reasonable week for passerines included a few SUMMER TANAGERS with 3 in
Central Park last weekend and one lingering today as well as singles in
Riverside and Forest Parks and one in Battery Park today. Several BLUE
GROSBEAKS continue around the very productive grasslands surrounding the
former Grumman airport in Calverton this area worthy of protection just for
its colony of GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS alone.

In an early morning flight of migrants moving over Brooklyn's Coney Island
Creek Park last Saturday were 2 DICKCISSELS identified by their unique call
usually associated with the Bronx.

In Central Park a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT continuing in the Ramble to Thursday
was joined by one in the north end Thursday and today with another on
Randall's Island Wednesday. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER visited Jamaica Bay
Tuesday and Wednesday. A nice influx of KENTUCKY WARBLERS featured up to 3
in Central Park last weekend, one at Riverside Park Monday and one at
Hunter's Garden southwest of Riverhead late in the week. Other warbler
highlights included a GOLDEN-WINGED in Central Park last Sunday, a few
MOURNINGS and good numbers of CAPE MAY and BAY-BREASTED.

Other arrivals this week featured OLIVE-SIDED, ALDER, ACADIAN and
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, more GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES and a BICKNELL'S
THRUSH singing in Prospect Park last Saturday.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 1 May 2020

2020-05-02 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* May. 1, 2020
* NYNY2005.01

- Birds mentioned
BROWN BOOBY+
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Parasitic Jaeger
Black-legged Kittiwake
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Caspian Tern
Least Tern
MANX SHEARWATER
Northern Gannet
HARLEQUIN DUCK
KING EIDER
Cattle Egret
SANDHILL CRANE
White-rumped Sandpiper
WHIMBREL
Red-headed Woodpecker
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Great Crested Flycatcher
Seaside Sparrow
BLUE GROSBEAK
SUMMER TANAGER
Bank Swallow
Warbling Vireo
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Worm-eating Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Wood Thrush
Veery

- Transcript

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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, May 1st 2020 at
10pm. The highlights of today's tape are BROWN BOOBY, SANDHILL CRANE,
WHITE-FACED IBIS, MANX SHEARWATER, BLACK-HEADED GULL, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN
DUCK, WHIMBREL, BLUE GROSBEAK, SUMMER TANAGER, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER,
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER and much more.

Despite the virus and generally adverse weather patterns migration
continues to happen and probably the biggest surprise was an adult BROWN
BOOBY found late this afternoon sitting on a fence post in the median of
Ocean Parkway at Gilgo. At dusk the BOOBY was still roosting in the median
on the west side of Gilgo.

Another surprise was a SANDHILL CRANE photographed Wednesday as it flew
over the north end of Central Park.

A WHITE-FACED IBIS was photographed with Glossy Ibis at Captree Island last
Tuesday and one was also seen again on Thursday at the Timber Point Golf
Course in Great River.

During Thursday's storm single MANX SHEARWATERS were reported from Robert
Moses State Park in the morning and then off Hook Pond in East Hampton in
the afternoon. Other highlights from these seawatches included a
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, 1,259 NORTHERN GANNETS, 1 ICELAND and 12 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS at Moses and 3 PARASITIC JAEGERS going by together off
Hook Pond. A BLACK-HEADED GULL continuing at Timber Point to Sunday was
followed by a full adult visiting Knapp's Lake at Brockwood Hall Park in
East Islip yesterday.

At Orient Point 3 KING EIDER last Sunday were down to 1 female today and
the 4 HARLEQUIN DUCKS were last noted Monday.

A WHIMBREL at Timber Point Saturday was followed by 6 Tuesday at Smith
Point County Park in Shirley and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER stayed at Captree
Island to Saturday.

On Thursday an ICELAND GULL was seen again in Sheepshead Bay and 11 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS were counted at Riis Park. A few reports of CASPIAN TERN
included one at Prospect Park Lake Wednesday and 3 at Hempstead Lake State
Park today.

A CATTLE EGRET was still around the Down's Creek area in Cutchogue at least
to Wednesday. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Central Park's north end
with another found at Connetquot River State Park Tuesday. A BLUE GROSBEAK
found Monday at Fort Tryon Park on Manhattan was still present today and
the season's first SUMMER TANAGER appeared at Hempstead Lake State Park
Wednesday. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER lingered at Hempstead Lake to Tuesday
with others found Wednesday in Prospect Park and at Fuch's Pond Preserve in
Fort Salonga while a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continues at Bayard Cutting
Arboretum in Great River with another reported from Central Park's north
end Wednesday.

With a decent influx of migrants during the week some arrivals have
included LEAST TERN, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, both GREAT CRESTED
FLYCATCHER and EASTERN KINGBIRD, WARBLING VIREO, BANK SWALLOW, VEERY and
WOOD THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD and BROWN THRASHER and SEASIDE SPARROW.

In addition numerous species of warblers in varying numbers have featured
first reports of HOODED, AMERICAN REDSTART, CERULEAN, MAGNOLIA and
BLACK-THROATED BLUE and increasing numbers of WORM-EATING, BLUE-WINGED,
NASHVILLE, NORTHERN PARULA, PRAIRIE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN and the
like.

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

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National

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 24 April 2020

2020-04-24 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 24, 2020
* NYNY2004.24

- Birds mentioned
BROWN PELICAN+
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
GLAUCOUS GULL
ICELAND GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Caspian Tern
HARLEQUIN DUCK
KING EIDER
Least Bittern
Tricolored Heron
CATTLE EGRET
Little Blue Heron
Short-billed Dowitcher
Stilt Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
WHIMBREL
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
VESPER SPARROW
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
Scarlet Tanager
Cliff Swallow
Yellow-throated Vireo
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Worm-eating Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush

- Transcript

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If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
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   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, April 24th 2020
at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are BROWN PELICAN, WHITE-FACED
IBIS, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND
GULL, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, WHIMBREL and other shorebirds, CATTLE EGRET,
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, VESPER SPARROW, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED
WARBLER and spring migrants.

Early for our region, but always welcome, a BROWN PELICAN was spotted
flying by Robert Moses State Park last Saturday morning.

At least one of last week's WHITE-FACED IBIS at Timber Point Golf Course in
Great River visited the marsh by the East Marina a few times last weekend
with one of the few small flocks of Glossy Ibis moving around that area.
Though a WHITE-FACED was not reported there after Sunday among the other
unusual birds during the week were an immature BLACK-HEADED GULL, 2
WHIMBREL and 5 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS present there today. Three additional
WHIMBREL were noted on Fire Island east of Smith Point County Park last
Sunday.

At Orient Point an immature male KING EIDER joined the female there at
least to Thursday and 4 or more HARLEQUIN DUCKS remain as well with an
ICELAND GULL stopping by there Thursday. A GLAUCOUS GULL visited Lemon
Creek Park on Staten Island last Saturday. An immature BLACK-LEGGED
KITTIWAKE was spotted off Moses Park Tuesday and some regional LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS starting to gather locally included 16 at Moses Park
Tuesday. A CASPIAN TERN was seen Monday and Thursday at Mecox Bay. A decent
spring location for this species.

A nice gathering of shorebirds at Captree Island last Sunday featured
single STILT, WHITE-RUMPED and LEAST SANDPIPERS and 2 SHORT-BILLED
DOWITCHERS among the GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS there.

During the week single TRICOLORED and LITTLE BLUE HERONS also appeared.

A LEAST BITTERN was a surprise visitor to a City Island backyard last
Sunday.

A CATTLE EGRET found Wednesday on Long Island's north fork was relocated
near the Downs Farm Preserve off Route 25 west of Cutchogue on Thursday but
not reported today.

Single RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continued this week in Central Park's north
end, at Cunningham Park in Queens and at the Long Pond Greenbelt in Sag
Harbor.

A VESPER SPARROW found Monday in Central Park's north end was followed by a
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW present yesterday and today at Sparrow Rock.

At Hempstead Lake State Park a male PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, first spotted
last Sunday along the southwestern shore of Hempstead Lake, was still being
seen there yesterday. This area is across the road and usually a little
south of parking field 1. A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continues to sing near
the entrance to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River. Among the
warblers being observed during this past week were such arrivals as
OVENBIRD, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, WORM-EATING, PRAIRIE and BLACK-THROATED
GREEN.

Other arrivals have featured YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, CLIFF SWALLOW, ORCHARD
and BALTIMORE ORIOLES and SCARLET TANAGER.

Decent numbers of BROAD-WINGED HAWKS moved by local hawkwatches Wednesday
and Thursday.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 3 April 2020

2020-04-04 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 3, 2020
* NYNY2004.03

- Birds mentioned
WESTERN SANDPIPER+
VARIED THRUSH+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Red-necked Grebe
Razorbill
Glaucous Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Harlequin Duck
King Eider
American Bittern
Green Heron
Dunlin
Sanderling
Willet
Spotted Sandpiper
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Red-headed Woodpecker
Vesper Sparrow
Barn Swallow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Black-and-White Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush

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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, April 3rd 2020
at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are VARIED THRUSH, KING EIDER,
HARLEQUIN DUCK, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL, WESTERN SANDPIPER, VESPER
SPARROW and a few early migrants including YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER.

In Prospect Park the VARIED THRUSH was present through yesterday now
seemingly favoring the area around the edge of the Upper Pool.

The female KING EIDER was still off Orient Point Wednesday two days after
the 4 HARLEQUIN DUCKS were last noted there. The Brooklyn HARLEQUIN DUCK
was still at Sheepshead Bay Tuesday and a pair of HARLEQUINS were spotted
Thursday at Smith Point County Park in Shirley.

Rather unexpected was an adult GLAUCOUS GULL seen from Coney Island Creek
Park in Brooklyn late Tuesday morning this followed by an ICELAND GULL on a
light pole at Ceasar's Bay Bazaar. Another another ICELAND was at Smith
Point County Park on Thursday.

WESTERN SANDPIPER was seen again Monday in a large DUNLIN and SANDERLING
flock at Nickerson Beach and a RED-NECKED GREBE was off Plumb Beach
Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Out at Cupsogue County Park last Tuesday 17 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were
counted along the beach and 4 RAZORBILLS were spotted offshore while an
AMERICAN BITTERN was still along the Dune Road last Sunday.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS locally featured the one still at the north end of
Central Park on Wednesday and another remaining in Cunningham Park in
Queens through yesterday.

Among some recent arrivals, and certainly unexpectedly early, was a
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO seen well as it flew near Mott Lane in Bellport
Tuesday afternoon. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at Central Park's Tanner's
Spring Thursday morning was also rather early joining some widespread PINE
and a few LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH and PALM and YELLOW-RUMPED as the first
warblers returning to our region.

Out east an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen again Saturday at the Sound
Avenue Nature Preserve west of Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead.

A VESPER SPARROW was photographed at the Lenoir Preserve in Yonkers on
Monday.

Also appearing this week were a GREEN HERON in Prospect Park Tuesday, a
SPOTTED SANDPIPER on the Central Park Reservoir and WILLETS along the south
shore of Long Island while a small number of BARN and NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED
SWALLOWS also joined local TREE SWALLOW gatherings.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 20 March 2020

2020-03-20 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 20, 2020
* NYNY2003.20

- Birds mentioned
WESTERN SANDPIPER+
PAINTED BUNTING+
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE+
VARIED THRUSH+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Razorbill
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Laughing Gull
HARLEQUIN DUCK
KING EIDER
Glossy Ibis
Great Egret
Clapper Rail
Piping Plover
American Oystercatcher
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
Osprey
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
VESPER SPARROW
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

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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, March 20th 2020
at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are PAINTED BUNTING, VARIED THRUSH,
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK, WESTERN SANDPIPER,
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, VESPER SPARROW and ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER plus a few new migrants.

Given the turmoil we've been subjected to recently it's great to have three
of our best over wintering species reappear locally. On Thursday morning
the female type PAINTED BUNTING was spotted at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn, a
new location for this species this winter but perhaps involving an
individual visiting previously in the borough or maybe a little farther
afield. This bird was found in the dune scrub in front of the parking lot
off the Belt Parkway and lingered there into the afternoon.

In Prospect Park the VARIED THRUSH was seen midweek through today along the
path to the boathouse and especially near the split Osage Orange tree.

Out on the South Fork of Long Island the TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was spotted
again last Saturday in the SLPOA Nature Preserve off Three Mile Harbor
Drive. This site in Northwest Harbor is marked by a small white sign with
the SLPOA initials on it.

With waterfowl numbers seriously dropping the female KING EIDER at least
stayed to Wednesday off Orient Point where the four HARLEQUIN DUCKS
continue through today. The Brooklyn male HARLEQUIN DUCK still around
Sheepshead Bay last Sunday seemed more advanced than the one dropping by
Plumb Beach on Thursday. The female HARLEQUIN was spotted out in Shinnecock
Inlet last Sunday.

Last Sunday a WESTERN SANDPIPER, presumably a wintering bird, was
identified in a large concentration of Sanderlings and Dunlin at Nickerson
Beach and was spotted again there today. PIPING PLOVER and AMERICAN
OYSTERCATCHER are also now present at that site and elsewhere.

A RAZORBILL was spotted off Breezy Point last Sunday.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL visited Jones Beach West End last Saturday
perhaps our last report from that location for awhile and two more were at
Smith Point County Park yesterday.

A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was still along Ocean Parkway last Saturday while
Wednesday found RED-HEADED WOODPECKER still visiting the north end of
Central Park and Cunningham Park in Queens. Also continuing have been a
VESPER SPARROW at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center to Monday
and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER visiting the suet feeder at the South Fork
Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton to Wednesday.

Among recent arrivals have been CLAPPER RAIL, GREAT EGRET and more LAUGHING
GULLS, an OSPREY plus 7 GLOSSY IBIS out in Holbrook Long Island today.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 28 February 2020

2020-02-29 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Feb. 28, 2020
* NYNY2002.28

- Birds mentioned
THICK-BILLED MURRE+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
PAINTED BUNTING+
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Red-necked Grebe
Common Gallinule
BLACK GUILLEMOT
Razorbill
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
EURASIAN WIGEON
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
HARLEQUIN DUCK
KING EIDER
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Cackling Goose
American Bittern
Rough-legged Hawk
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Eastern Phoebe
Orange-crowned Warbler
VARIED THRUSH

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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, February 28th
2020 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are VARIED THRUSH, PAINTED
BUNTING, TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, BLACK GUILLEMOT, THICK-BILLED MURRE,
BARNACLE GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-HEADED GULL, RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER and more.

Of the standout passerines present locally the VARIED THRUSH was reported
as recently as yesterday in Brooklyn's Prospect Park occurring in the
Nethermead often on the hillsides near the arches. The PAINTED BUNTING at
Brooklyn Bridge Park was last Sunday seen ranging from Pier 5 over to Pier
3 and the Greenway Terrace and later back to Pier 5. One assumes the
possibility of two different individuals has been addressed.

Out in the East Hampton area the TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was still present in
Northwest Harbor along Three Mile Harbor Drive near number 56 and the small
park designated by a sign bearing the initials SLPOA. This bird does call
occasionally.

Out at Montauk Point last Monday a birder watching the THICK-BILLED MURRE
on the ocean by the lighthouse was also treated to a BLACK GUILLEMOT
landing off the restaurant and remaining visible for a short while. Neither
the MURRE nor the GUILLEMOT have been reported since Monday but could still
be around. A RED-NECKED GREBE was off the point Saturday. The western Long
Island BARNACLE GOOSE was seen on Belmont Lake State Park last Saturday
afternoon and again on Sunday therefore continuing in that area. The
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE in the Rye area was still present today on the
Rye Brook Pond off Bowman Avenue. A few CACKLING GEESE include one found
Sunday at Frank Melville Memorial Park and Mill Pond in Setauket north of
Old Field Road.

A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was seen Sunday at West Neck Beach in Lloyd Harbor.
A drake BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was still around the south end of Lake Montauk
last Sunday seen from West Lake Drive but also try South Lake Drive to
locate the GOLDENEYE flock. Also on Montauk a drake KING EIDER was seen
again from Culloden Point last Sunday while single females, also continuing
birds, were present with Common Eiders Saturday at Shinnecock Inlet and to
Monday at Orient Point where 4 HARLEQUIN DUCKS also remain. The immature
male HARLEQUIN DUCK was still present today in Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay
where both the adult BLACK-HEADED GULL and an immature ICELAND GULL visited
last Sunday. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were noted in Brooklyn during the
week at Coney Island Beach and Floyd Bennett Field and a few RAZORBILLS
remain along the shore including 2 Monday well inside Jones Inlet at the
fishing piers and another Sunday at Canarsie Pier.

AMERICAN BITTERNS continue along Dune Road and a COMMON GALLINULE was still
on the Mill Pond in Bellmore Wednesday. A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK remained in the
area of Cedar Beach along Ocean Parkway through last weekend and another
was spotted at Orient Point Sunday. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER has continued
into this week at the north end of Central Park while EASTERN PHOEBES were
noted at at least 6 different locations. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was
visiting the suet feeder at the South Fork Natural History Museum in
Bridgehampton at least to Wednesday.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 21 February 2020

2020-02-21 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Feb. 21, 2020
* NYNY2002.21

- Birds mentioned
THICK-BILLED MURRE+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
PAINTED BUNTING+
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Red-necked Grebe
Common Gallinule
Razorbill
Black-legged Kittiwake
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Canvasback
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
HARLEQUIN DUCK
KING EIDER
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Rough-legged Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Baltimore Oriole
Boat-tailed Grackle
Vesper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Wood Thrush
VARIED THRUSH

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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, February 21st
2020 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE,
VARIED THRUSH, PAINTED BUNTING, THICK-BILLED MURRE, BARNACLE GOOSE, GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK,
BLACK-HEADED GULL, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and more.

The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, first seen on Sunday the 9th in Northwest Harbor
north of East Hampton, was still present along Three Mile Harbor Drive
today. Look especially around the fruit bearing trees in the vicinity of 56
Three Mile Harbor Drive and near a small turnout marked by a small park
sign bearing the initials SLPOA. Also listen for the bird occasionally
calling.

In Brooklyn two excellent winter passerines also remain with the Prospect
Park VARIED THRUSH continuing in the Nethermead through today and the
PAINTED BUNTING at Brooklyn Bridge Park noted as recently as yesterday
around Pier 5.

Out at Montauk Point for the third Sunday in a row a THICK-BILLED MURRE was
spotted off the restaurant at the point. This time though the MURRE
remained floating a short distance offshore rather than disappearing and
has continued to swim around the point providing excellent views right
through today. Among the other birds out there have been some RAZORBILLS
with 270 counted Monday and early in the week on Sunday and Monday one or
two BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES reported well offshore. Completing the Montauk
area a drake BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was spotted last Sunday in a Common
Goldeneye flock on Lake Montauk as viewed from South Lake Drive still there
Monday. On Tuesday the BARROW'S and Goldeneye flock had moved farther north
on the lake. One or two RED-NECKED GREBES also remain off Culloden Point
with one also off Montauk Point Monday and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, perhaps
the one initially seen on the Christmas Count, was around the traffic
circle at the point near the Camp Hero turnoff on Monday.

The Riverhead area BARNACLE GOOSE was spotted today with Canada Geese east
of Horton Avenue and south of Sound Avenue while the Rye area GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was still present today on the Rye Brook Pond off
Bowman Avenue.

A female KING EIDER as well as up to 4 HARLEQUIN DUCKS were present off
Orient Point at least to Monday and the Shinnecock female KING EIDER was
reported again Tuesday on the east side of the inlet. The young male
HARLEQUIN DUCK was noted in Sheepshead Bay at least to Wednesday with a
BLACK-HEADED GULL still being seen there through yesterday and one or two
RAZORBILLS were noted this week off Canarsie Pier as well as Fort Tilden
and Breezy Point. Single ICELAND GULLS were noted in Sheepshead Bay to
Monday and on the Central Park Reservoir to Wednesday joined there by a
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL last Saturday. Other LESSER BLACK-BACKEDS visited
Coney Island Beach to Monday and Jones Beach West End Tuesday. Another
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was seen off Robert Moses State Park Tuesday and a
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK continues in the Cedar Beach area with COMMON GALLINULE
seen again on the Bellmore Mill Pond last Saturday.

A nice count was the 380 CANVASBACK present on the Mill Pond in Waterville
last Sunday. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and a female BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE
continue in Central Park with a VESPER SPARROW still on Randall's Island
Monday. A WOOD THRUSH in Central Park Thursday was quite interesting.

On Staten Island the CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was still at Moravian Cemetery
Monday and single YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS were uncovered at Great Kills Park
Saturday

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 31 January 2020

2020-02-01 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jan. 31, 2020
* NYNY2001.31

- Birds mentioned
THICK-BILLED MURRE+
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
PAINTED BUNTING+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Razorbill
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
GLAUCOUS GULL
ICELAND GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
EURASIAN WIGEON
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
HARLEQUIN DUCK
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
BRANT (subspecies "BLACK" BRANT)
Pink-footed Goose (deceased)
Tundra Swan
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
VESPER SPARROW
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
Nashville Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Palm Warbler
VARIED THRUSH

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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, January 31st
2020 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are PAINTED BUNTING, VARIED
THRUSH, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, THICK-BILLED MURRE, BARNACLE GOOSE, GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, "BLACK" BRANT, EURASIAN WIGEON, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE,
HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL,
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, VESPER
SPARROW and more.

This week there have been no reports of the PAINTED BUNTING at Jones Beach
but the Brooklyn female plumaged PAINTED BUNTING was seen a few times at
Brooklyn Bridge Park spotted Tuesday and Wednesday around Pier 3 after
having been noted near Pier 5 last Sunday.

The VARIED THRUSH in Prospect Park remains around the Nethermead Arches and
Ravine continuing to be elusive but still being found their with patience
through today.

The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN visiting the Sayville area from Thursday the
23rd was seen Saturday and Sunday around the ponds at the San Souci County
Nature Preserve on the north side of Montauk Highway just east of Old
Broadway Avenue. The PELICAN was flying about regularly and has not been
reported since Sunday though possibly still in the area.

Last Saturday's storm did drive a THICK-BILLED MURRE or two into Long
Island Sound with one noted Saturday in Port Jefferson Harbor this followed
on Sunday by one photographed near the bridge at Pelham Bay Park adjacent
to the landfill and another just beyond the New York line at Greenwich
Point in Connecticut. There have been no reports since Sunday.

Last Saturday also produced some RAZORBILLS with 36 counted from Jacob Riis
Park and 15 noted off Montauk Point. Single RAZORBILLS occurred off Coney
Island Beach in Brooklyn last weekend and off Floyd Bennett Field Thursday
and also off Staten Island during the week with one still off Playland Park
in Rye today.

It was presumably the same two TUNDRA SWANS from Hook Pond last week that
visited Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton last Sunday and as recently as
yesterday. Four single GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were noted this week
including at Van Cortlandt Park at least to Wednesday, in the Rye area
through today, at Sunken Meadow State Park yesterday and on Short's Pond
off Scuttlehole Road in Watermill from Wednesday on. BARNACLE GOOSE was not
reported this week but should be looked for at Belmont Lake State Park and
in the Riverhead Canada Goose flocks. The previously noted deceased
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was, we've learned, shot in Mattituck on December 7th and
is bound for the American Museum of Natural History. A "BLACK" BRANT
subspecies was spotted flying up to Floyd Bennett Field and then back out
into Jamaica Bay on Thursday. A drake EURASIAN WIGEON continues around the
Mill Pond in Centerport. Also noted farther up Centerport Harbor at Fleet's
Cove Beach Park on Sunday and the female was seen again Saturday at Bush
Terminal Piers Park in Brooklyn. A drake BARROW'S GOLDENEYE continues in
the Common Goldeneye flock at Crab Meadow Beach north of Northport and a
female was in Orient Bay off the East Marion causeway Tuesday. On Wednesday
the immature male HARLEQUIN DUCK was still at Sheepshead Bay and 2 were at
the Point Lookout jetties.

Of the gulls an adult BLACK-HEADED visited Sagg Pond Tuesday, a GLAUCOUS
was seen Saturday and Thursday around Shinnecock Inlet, ICELAND included
immatures on Central Park Reservoir Sunday and in Sheepshead Bay all week.
A few LESSER BLACK-BACKED are scattered about the area and 4 BLACK-LEGGED
KITTIWAKES were off Montauk Point last Saturday.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS contin

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 24 January 2020

2020-01-25 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jan. 24, 2020
* NYNY2001.24

- Birds mentioned
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
PAINTED BUNTING+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Red-necked Grebe
Razorbill
Iceland Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
EURASIAN WIGEON
HARLEQUIN DUCK
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE (deceased)
TUNDRA SWAN
Rough-legged Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Boat-tailed Grackle
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
Orange-crowned Warbler
VARIED THRUSH

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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, January 24th
2020 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are PAINTED BUNTING, VARIED
THRUSH, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, BARNACLE GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE, plus an apparent deceased PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, TUNDRA SWAN, EURASIAN
WIGEON, HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-HEADED GULL, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, GRASSHOPPER
SPARROW and more.

A female plumaged PAINTED BUNTING at Jones Beach was seen as recently as
Wednesday in the shrubbery around the Children's Playground that is next to
the parking lot for the Gatsby Restaurant. This parking lot is off
eastbound Ocean Parkway just west of the circle around Jones Beach water
tower. Though the Brooklyn Bridge Park BUNTING was not reported this week
the VARIED THRUSH in Prospect Park, after going unobserved for awhile, was
refound Monday and seen daily through today still in the vicinity of the
Nethermead Arches and Ravine.

Yesterday an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was spotted on Mill Pond in Sayville
located on the north side of Montauk Highway. Today the PELICAN was moving
around a bit returning a couple of times to Mill Pond but later in the day
it seems to have settled onto the pond at the San Souci County Nature
Preserve located a little east of Mill Pond but also on the north side of
Montauk Highway.

We have received word of a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE shot by a hunter recently, the
carcass on its way apparently to the American Museum of Natural History.
But we as yet have no details.

BARNACLE GOOSE continues to visits Belmont Lake State Park roosting there
overnight and seen on the lake at various times during the day. Out on
eastern Long Island in the Riverhead area another BARNACLE GOOSE has been
traveling with Canada Geese being seen at a few sites from the Northville
Turnpike on Route 105 sod fields to areas further west including Doctor's
Path around Reeves Avenue and even as far as Hulse Landing Road. Perhaps
more than one BARNACLE GOOSE is involved. Recent GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE include one today with a Snow Goose on Van Cortlandt Park lake in the
Bronx these birds perhaps relocating from the Rye area, a group of 4 on
Amawalk Reservoir in northern Westchester today, one in the Riverhead area
recently and one at Hook Pond in East Hampton earlier in the week. Two
TUNDRA SWANS were also on Hook Pond on Tuesday. A female EURASIAN WIGEON
was spotted again today at Bush Terminal Piers Park and the young male
HARLEQUIN DUCK was still present today in Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay with 4
also continuing at Orient Point.

An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL remains around the sand spit off the Jones Beach
West End Coast Guard Station with another still at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Tuesday. ICELAND GULLS were noted this week in Brooklyn around the
Sheepshead and Gravesend Bay area and at the Brooklyn Bridge Park with a
report today also from Central Park Reservoir.

The occasional RAZORBILL has been appearing along the Brooklyn shoreline
and 2 were reported off Pelham Bay Park today with many more along the
Atlantic shore.

Single ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS continue along Ocean Parkway in the Captree area
and around the Riverhead sod fields, a COMMON GALLINULE was still on the
Bellmore Mill Pond Wednesday, a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues in Central
Park's north end and only a few RED-NECKED GREBE reports include singles at
Breezy Point and Brooklyn's Dead Horse Bay and at Montauk's Culloden Point.

Amongst the interesting passerines were a LAPLAND LONGSPUR at Nickerson
Beach last weekend, a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW remaining at Playland Park in
Rye, a female BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE continuing in Central Park's north end
and up to 3 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS together in the Willow Lake section of
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this week

Re: [nysbirds-l] Snow geese Lister Park

2020-01-12 Thread Ben Cacace
If you're using eBird.org then you can make use of the existing hotspot
called 'Lister Park' at the following link. It currently has 81 species and
Snow Goose would be a new addition:


   - Shared Location on eBird.org: Lister Park
   
<https://ebird.org/hotspot/L444840?yr=all==lrec_sortBy=date_o=desc>

<https://ebird.org/hotspot/L444840?yr=all==lrec_sortBy=date_o=desc>Ben
Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 1:40 PM linda sullivan  wrote:

> Good afternoon
> Not sure where to post I had two snow geese at 12:35 today at Lister Park
> in Rockville Centre.
> I took a few pictures before they flew in the direction of Mill River.  I
> then drove over to Mill River but couldn’t refind them.
> Hope this is where I should post this sighting. If it needs to be posted
> somewhere else please let me know.
> Good birding
> Linda sullivan
> Rockville Centre
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
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>
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>
>

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 3 January 2020

2020-01-03 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jan. 3, 2020
* NYNY2001.03

- Birds mentioned
WESTERN GREBE+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
PAINTED BUNTING+
TOWNSEND'S WARBLER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Red-necked Grebe
Razorbill
GLAUCOUS GULL
ICELAND GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
EURASIAN WIGEON
Blue-winged Teal
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Common Eider
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
American Bittern
Piping Plover
Barn Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Snowy Owl
Eastern Phoebe
Common Raven
Baltimore Oriole
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Grasshopper Sparrow
SUMMER TANAGER
Nashville Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
VARIED THRUSH

- Transcript

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You can also send reports and digital image files via email to nysarc44
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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, January 3rd
2020 at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, PAINTED
BUNTING, VARIED THRUSH, WESTERN GREBE, BARNACLE GOOSE, PINK-FOOTED GOOSE,
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, HARLEQUIN
DUCK, BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL, LAPLAND LONGSPUR,
SUMMER TANAGER and much more.

An excellent array of rarities this week and it all began on the Southern
Nassau Christmas Count held on Saturday December 28th which reported a high
135 species including 2 new to the all time count. On Saturday morning a
female plumaged PAINTED BUNTING, possibly a young male, was spotted at
Jones Beach State Park. That bird was still present today from Ocean
Parkway just west of the Jones Beach water tower enter the parking lot for
the Gatsby Restaurant, walk to the small playground on the ocean side of
the parking lot and search especially the shrubby area on the north side of
the playground where the BUNTING is often quietly eating goldenrod seed
heads.

Later on Saturday afternoon a TOWNSEND'S WARBLER was found at Philip B.
Healey Beach Park in Massapequa at the end of Florence Avenue. The warbler
visited the few pine trees in the park through Sunday. It was also reported
briefly on Monday and Wednesday but with no continuous sightings those 2
days despite intensive searching. Other notable finds on the Southern
Nassau were HARLEQUIN DUCK around Jones Inlet, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, RED-NECKED
GREBE, COMMON GALLINULE at Mill Pond Park in Bellmore, 99 RAZORBILLS,
BLACK-HEADED GULL at Jones Beach West End, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL,
AMERICAN BITTERN, NORTHERN, BARN and SHORT-EARED OWLS, SNOWY OWL during the
count period, 16 COMMON RAVENS, NASHVILLE WARBLER and 3 ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLERS and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT plus a count period GRASSHOPPER SPARROW.

Last Sunday in Prospect Park a VARIED THRUSH was uncovered and photographed
and happily was still present today. The THRUSH can be quite elusive but
today was again near the Nethermead Bridge towards Binnen Pool on the
ravine side of the bridge.

On Wednesday afternoon a WESTERN GREBE was located on the ocean off the
Point Lookout jetties on the west side of Jones Inlet. The bird drifted
towards the inlet but could not be relocated on subsequent days.

Another PAINTED BUNTING and our area's fifth since early November was found
Sunday at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights. This BUNTING also still
present today near Pier 5.

The Smithtown Christmas Count last Friday netted 106 species with a
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE reported from Sunken Meadow State Park seen on the water
course on the west side of the entrance bridge. Other count highlights
included 7 COMMON EIDER, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES, 12 RAZORBILLS, BLACK-HEADED
GULL, 4 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS, EASTERN PHOEBE, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT,
BALTIMORE ORIOLE and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER.

Seen on the Orient Count last Saturday were 4 HARLEQUIN DUCKS at Orient
Point, a PIPING PLOVER and a feeder visiting SUMMER TANAGER.

The BARNACLE GOOSE roosting at Belmont Lake State Park was still around
Tuesday and one was spotted today in Riverhead east of Horton Avenue and
north of Reeves Avenue. A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was at Hook Pond in
East Hampton yesterday with another remaining in the Rye area. A drake
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE is back at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport with Common
Goldeneye west of the beach and a HARLEQUIN DUCK is also at Shinnecock
Inlet. Recent EURASIAN WIGEON have been at Mill Pond

[nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Philip B. Healey Beach

2020-01-02 Thread Ben Cacace
A marker was created for '*Philip B. Healey Beach
<https://ebird.org/hotspot/L10404088?yr=all==lrec_sortBy=taxon_order_o=asc>*'
in
Nassau County. The hotspot is currently available.

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are the steps:

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 27 December 2019

2019-12-28 Thread Ben Cacace
- 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

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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,

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 6 December 2019

2019-12-07 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Dec. 6, 2019
* NYNY1912.06

- Birds mentioned
BROWN PELICAN+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Red-necked Grebe
Razorbill
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
EURASIAN WIGEON
HARLEQUIN DUCK
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Cackling Goose
SANDHILL CRANE
American Woodcock
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
Red-headed Woodpecker
Baltimore Oriole
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Lincoln's Sparrow
Nashville Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Wilson's Warbler
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
Veery

- Transcript

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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 6th
2019 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are BROWN PELICAN, SANDHILL
CRANE, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, BARNACLE GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, HARLEQUIN DUCK, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, LAPLAND
LONGSPUR, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and more.

Interestingly BROWN PELICANS continue locally. In Brooklyn an immature
BROWN PELICAN was spotted last Saturday from Manhattan Beach Park and then
on Sunday in the Narrows north of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Out in the
Montauk area there have apparently been 3 young BROWN PELICANS recently.
Due to deteriorating weather conditions, especially as regards to the
continuing well being of these pelicans, local rehabilitators captured
single pelicans on Tuesday and Wednesday. These banded birds, as it turns
out, were both from Beacon Island in North Carolina's Ocracoke Inlet. A
third immature pelican has so far apparently eluded capture near Lake
Montauk.

Yesterday morning a SANDHILL CRANE was spotted at Mill Pond Park in
Bellmore the bird seen flying off with a Great Blue Heron. This park has
also recently hosted a COMMON GALLINULE at least to last Saturday and a
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT still present today in the southwest portion of the
park.

Two sightings of ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER last weekend involved one Saturday
in the Riverhead area along Doctor's Path near Reeves Avenue and one Sunday
at Conference House Park at the southern tip of Staten Island. Neither was
reported thereafter.

Last Sunday's storm finally produced some rarer geese locally preceded on
Saturday by thousands of SNOW GEESE moving overhead in large skeins. On
Tuesday a BARNACLE GOOSE was spotted with Canada's on Belmont Lake State
Park in Babylon and was there Wednesday as well. When not roosting here the
BARNACLE historically has joined other geese feeding on golf courses or at
St. Charles Cemetery to the west. Also on Tuesday a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE was spotted on a pond off Bowman Avenue in Rye Brook this an historic
site for this bird. Also present today these geese are usually off feeding
on local golf courses. Another adult WHITE-FRONTED visited Pelham Bay Park
in the Bronx yesterday and today in the Thomas Pelham Marsh area. Out at
Schmidt's farm in Melville an adult GREATER WHITE-FRONTED and 2
accompanying apparent Canada X WHITE-FRONTED hybrids, presumably this
adults offspring, had been present there for a few days. This site is east
of Pine Lawn Road. Several CACKLING GEESE were reported this week.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was spotted Saturday at a traditional spot along Deep
Hole Creek off New Suffolk Avenue in Mattituck and a HARLEQUIN DUCK was
back off Shell Beach on Shelter Island as of Monday.

An ICELAND GULL on Staten Island Saturday was followed on Sunday by one at
Battery Park on Manhattan and Brooklyn sightings at Coney Island Creek and
Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4. Two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were at Robert
Moses State Park Monday when a RAZORBILL was also spotted offshore there.
Single RED-NECKED GREBES were noted Saturday off Coney Island Creek and
Plumb Beach in Brooklyn and off Staten Island was one seen Sunday off
Battery Park.

This Thursday a light phased ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was photographed along Ocean
Parkway just east of Zach's Bay. An influx of AMERICAN WOODCOCK has taken
place recently due to the latest weather events. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
was still in Central Park's north end today and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR was
reported last Saturday near Icehouse Pond in the town of Montauk.

With Christmas Counts coming up rather soon more interest is turning to
some

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 29 November 2019

2019-11-30 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov. 29, 2019
* NYNY1911.29

- Birds mentioned
THAYER'S GULL+
BROWN PELICAN+
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Red-necked Grebe
BLACK GUILLEMOT
ICELAND GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
TUNDRA SWAN
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
WESTERN KINGBIRD
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Vesper Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
NORTHERN SHRIKE
White-eyed Vireo
Nashville Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Ovenbird
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Wilson's Warbler

Escaped: Emperor Goose

- Transcript

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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, November 29th
2019 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW,
BLACK GUILLEMOT, BROWN PELICAN, WESTERN KINGBIRD, NORTHERN SHRIKE, GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, TUNDRA SWAN, ICELAND GULL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER,
LAPLAND LONGSPUR, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and more.

We've received no reports of the GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW visiting Brookside
Park in Sayville since last Monday. This park is at 59 Brook Street across
from Sayville High School and the feeders are behind the park building
where the GOLDEN-CROWNED and accompanying White-throated Sparrows were seen
most consistently. It still might be fruitful checking there for this bird.

Last Saturday morning a winter plumaged BLACK GUILLEMOT flew into
Shinnecock Inlet and then floated back out again. Unfortunately the only
time it was seen.

The immature BROWN PELICAN was still present Wednesday around the inlet to
Montauk Harbor often sitting along the west side of the inlet or on sand
beaches just inside the inlet.

Also in the Montauk area a NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen this morning at the
Theodore Roosevelt County Park on the north side of Route 27 just west of
the Deep Hollow Dude Ranch.

The WESTERN KINGBIRD at Jones Beach West End was last reported last
Saturday near the Coast Guard Station.

Three TUNDRA SWANS, 2 adults and a young bird, were first spotted last
Saturday on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and were still
present today around the mid point of the pond. An immature GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was found in a Canada Goose flock Tuesday in Dix Hills
the flock frequenting a field at Half Hollow Hills High School West near
the intersection of Wolf's Hill Road and Melrose Road. Vagrant geese,
except for a few Cackling types have been scarce so far this fall. Though
an escaped EMPEROR GOOSE in White Plains recently has raised hopes that
more vagrants are on the way perhaps to be pushed down by the upcoming
storm.

Last Saturday single ICELAND GULLS were at Playland Park in Rye and along
the northeastern shore of Staten Island with 2 at Shinnecock Inlet Sunday
when 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were also present along the Shinnecock
beaches. Two LESSER BLACK-BACKEDS were also at Smith Point County Park
Monday with another on with Central Park Reservoir Wednesday. A possible
THAYER'S ICELAND GULL at Argyle Lake in Babylon last Saturday unfortunately
got away before all salient field marks could be documented.

During the week COMMON GALLINULES were present at Mill Pond Park in
Bellmore through today and on Lotus Lake in Sayville at least to Monday and
a RED-NECKED GREBE was seen off Mount Loretto Unique Area on Staten Island
Sunday.

An immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER found Saturday in Central Park's north
end was still present yesterday and an adult was spotted at Pelham Bay
Park's Hunter Island on Tuesday.

A group of 9 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were identified Wednesday as they flew
around the Riverhead sod fields off Route 105 just below Sound Avenue.

The YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was present yesterday and today at Mill Pond in
Bellmore and another continues at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye.

A VESPER SPARROW was still at the recently opened Shirley Chisholm State
Park in Brooklyn last Saturday and other interesting late species have
featured WHITE-EYED VIREO, LINCOLN'S SPARROW and various warblers including
OVENBIRD, NASHVILLE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN and a WILSON'Slingering in
Prospect Park.

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.

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[nysbirds-l] Park Sizes: Micro-, Mini- or Pocket Park plus ...

2019-11-23 Thread Ben Cacace
I've seen the term micro-, mini- or pocket park used for parks not in this
category. Here's a article called *Measures and attributes for
sustainability of parks*
<https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878029616300627>
<https://pdf.sciencedirectassets.com/270397/1-s2.0-S1878029616X00059/1-s2.0-S1878029616300627/main.pdf?X-Amz-Security-Token=IQoJb3JpZ2luX2VjEKD%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaCXVzLWVhc3QtMSJIMEYCIQDmNrfJG9CYiAhSAbQob7wZlzlPJIExgC5MvN9QLuzVhQIhALGFDXEAzV7zZNorFRs4NpNtTyX74o%2BKOZWjUSwexXENKtgCCMn%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEQAhoMMDU5MDAzNTQ2ODY1Igz%2FVU%2FlPJX4Grpz7o4qrAI1ceYQXfmSKJEve7Gdo7hS9WjFH%2FHF%2FYVLcrN9kozScbGt4YfMczAyy04bKIOX8itPqcSAculJ2xb95rqYTT2kSWUuHQxAO%2B6jmHyWOXpBeGqNdpsAy1bvVy5uTR24Gq0gxWhH9jsNC%2B1%2FF4tYZ95aU7cIpQ2Yu2aLbpuIhW8ITg9KqqcEbotzydVXHfKBZgKxVvNZ11nolevib1kxm99d1sLPZI0XE%2BwiH4Qb7zgrmAJISgtfufAbnajqXu9cnluOrVET%2BvqTtIVT5H8zDFOBNYupxJfmcZ1hmsZ3p803UrOO94Hydx0jwZPO1kxpcR1k92pfbsSfReWFv84MPhOEQywjWnptXatZUvsfqmq772nyIgSs2gqxSZTzARe4PfZGdccWsL51lI78Iokwz%2F3R7gU6zwLT0gybOrBc7mi3t6%2B%2B8RgcAYKLRKmDM1FwztC%2BdGta8aoCcyeqTqt4bQwXpkDN5dpGkTJvfpbwuwKvDrezIKh44Ez0mpVy4pMBZOjWMvZpE2Fl1cvdVTNqUcihuKFkpV6%2FDw%2BbfHowZN9EV20EbYPQKQoVZb0m59grFFFit2HdKzw%2BMaRJCEHqIzz4OWslmXBMDwkqLabcxM1tJ0pmvHTbKOQ62OlD0rn3%2BLpTzdVDer6lXA6cTUPw%2BR%2FiA4iNxbjcDwk1%2FONSHCs5iJqUu3%2BLwuwfDjI9kCm3z0QXGe1P7DmSW1ubhvopP6Husx%2FcnBQJTob2N2wS9v2oo7heGsuBRP6jmjdn6Y4Vg0YaHUHzM2DQ1mslJnMxXwJIPZXczNP7as1tQZWaB%2FQRm%2Fbo7ceQglgn6PD%2F48Zt4PBkVTrx6%2FNlR6lolsxd%2FH2JDnm68Q%3D%3D=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256=20191120T004357Z=host=300=ASIAQ3PHCVTYRXCYPHYC%2F20191120%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request=e6121a97bd8a3216f4bba1503659bb47d39829a5280a85a0335defa68f4dd307=aea8aa6112d879705144faa79b90a5913af45317896f1762be6f3ea466dd6916=68042c943591013ac2b2430a89b270f6af2c76d8dfd086a07176afe7c76c2c61=S1878029616300627=spdf-c8972b05-84ab-4982-a2e7-03d7068a4321=884c137683e3f04b803959d0784ead98b564gxrqa=client>
which
has a chart of park types. Here's a summary of the chart which you can view
by clicking on the article name above:

   - Pocket Park: 0.25 acres
   - Mini Park: 1 acre or less
   - Neighborhood Park: 5-10 acres
   - Community Park: 30-50 acres
   - Urban Park: 50-80 acres

... I've seen Neighborhood and Community Park used interchangeably.

Parks like *Herald Square*
<https://ebird.org/hotspot/L7487644?yr=all==lrec> and *Greeley
Square Parks <https://ebird.org/hotspot/L8394057?yr=all==lrec>* are
each less than 0.2 acres and fall into the category of micro-, mini- or
pocket park. *Bryant Park
<https://ebird.org/hotspot/L683555?yr=all==lrec>*, at nearly 7.5
acres (excluding the library and including the 5th Ave. portion), would be
classified as a neighborhood or community park. The same for *Union Square
<https://ebird.org/hotspot/L486424?yr=all==lrec>*, *Washington
Square <https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1628412?yr=all==lrec>* and *Madison
Square Parks <https://ebird.org/hotspot/L525218?yr=all==lrec>*.

Here are some articles online related to pocket parks:

   - *Pocket Parks
   
<https://depts.washington.edu/open2100/pdf/2_OpenSpaceTypes/Open_Space_Types/pocket_parks.pdf>*,
   by Alison Blake
  - "Pocket parks, also known as minipark or vest-pocket parks, are
  urban open space at the very small scale. Usually only a few
house lots in
  size or smaller ..."
   - *13 of the Best Pocket Parks in NYC*
   
<https://untappedcities.com/2014/01/14/13-of-the-best-pocket-parks-in-nyc/?displayall=true>,
   by Rosemary O'Brien author of *Best Pocket Parks of NYC*
   <http://www.pocketparksnyc.com/>

<https://depts.washington.edu/open2100/pdf/2_OpenSpaceTypes/Open_Space_Types/pocket_parks.pdf>
-- 
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

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Re:[nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Lotus Lake, Sayville

2019-11-22 Thread Ben Cacace
The same can be done for individual checklists:

— Open 'My eBird' and select 'Manage My Checklists'
— Open the checklist you wish to move to a new location
— Click 'View or Edit' to the right of the checklist
— Dropdown on 'Checklist Tools' and select 'Edit Location'
— Choose a new location from the dropdown or 'Find it on a Map'

Ben

On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 11:09 AM Ben Cacace  wrote:

> A marker was created for '*Lotus Lake, Sayville*' in Suffolk County based
> on the Common Gallinule find. The hotspot should be available within 12
> hours.
>
> If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
> are the steps:
>
> — Sign into eBird.org
> — Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
> — At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
> page
> — You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
> Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
> — Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
> clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
> — Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
> — Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
> — Click the icon that best fits your location
> — ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button
> along with the # of checklists you'll be merging
> — Click on the 'Merge' button
> — Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query
>
> All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the
> hotspot with this process.
> --
> Ben Cacace
> Manhattan, NYC
>


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[nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Lotus Lake, Sayville

2019-11-22 Thread Ben Cacace
A marker was created for '*Lotus Lake, Sayville*' in Suffolk County based
on the Common Gallinule find. The hotspot should be available within 12
hours.

If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
are the steps:

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
page
— You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
— Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
— Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button along
with the # of checklists you'll be merging
— Click on the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
with this process.
-- 
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Manhattan, NYC

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[nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Brookside County Park

2019-11-18 Thread Ben Cacace
A marker was created for *Brookside County Park
<https://ebird.org/hotspots?hs=L10170140=all=>* in Suffolk County. The
hotspot is currently available.

If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
are the steps:

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
page
— You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
— Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
— Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button along
with the # of checklists you'll be merging
— Click on the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
with this process.
-- 
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Manhattan, NYC

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 8 November 2019

2019-11-09 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov. 8, 2019
* NYNY1911.08

- Birds mentioned
BROWN PELICAN+
PURPLE GALLINULE+
PAINTED BUNTING+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

RAZORBILL
PARASITIC JAEGER
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Royal Tern
Forster's Tern
Common Tern
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
AMERICAN AVOCET
Long-billed Dowitcher
Purple Sandpiper
MARBLED GODWIT
American Oystercatcher
WESTERN KINGBIRD
Common Raven
Snow Bunting
Vesper Sparrow
LARK SPARROW
Orange-crowned Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT

- 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, November 8th
2019 at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are PURPLE GALLINULE, PAINTED
BUNTING, BROWN PELICAN, WESTERN KINGBIRD, AMERICAN AVOCET, MARBLED GODWIT,
EURASIAN WIGEON, KING EIDER, RAZORBILL, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, PARASITIC
JAEGER, LARK SPARROW, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and more.

Once again befitting its very unpredictable nature a PURPLE GALLINULE
appeared Saturday on Turtle Pond in Central Park. This immature
unfortunately only stayed there one day. Long enough to provide the park
with its second record following one back in 1928.

Late Sunday afternoon a female type PAINTED BUNTING was found near the
visitors center at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. After being pursued around
the parking lot for a couple of hours Monday morning the BUNTING flew south
and was not seen again.

An immature BROWN PELICAN continues its stay around the inlet to Montauk
Harbor actually seen today roosting with gulls on the lawn of the Coast
Guard Station and last Sunday 2 immature BROWN PELICANS were seen flying by
Coney Island Creek Park in Brooklyn with one noted at Coney Island Beach on
Monday while Tuesday also produced one out east along Dune Road.

Last Saturday 2 WESTERN KINGBIRDS were uncovered in and occasionally seen
simultaneously at Jones Beach West End. One or two were found daily from
Sunday at least through Thursday but we so far have no reports from today.

At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge the large numbers of waterfowl gathering
there continue to feature a drake EURASIAN WIGEON usually at the south end
of the East Pond or near the Raunt. A few shorebird species remaining there
do include 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS still on Tuesday mixing with the many Greater
Yellowlegs at the pond's south end. Another AMERICAN AVOCET visited
Santapogue Creek in West Babylon Monday and Tuesday this site still
producing a couple of LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS and yet another AVOCET was
also seen from a boat in the bay north of Lido Beach on Wednesday. Two
MARBLED GODWITS were still visiting the island off the Jones Beach West End
Coast Guard Station yesterday along with a large flock of AMERICAN
OYSTERCATCHERS.

Last Sunday a female KING EIDER dropped down onto a grassy oval at parking
lot 5 in Robert Moses State Park and stayed for awhile and on Wednesday
another drake EURASIAN WIGEON was spotted on Long Pond in Sayre Park,
Bridgehampton.

Seawatching off Robert Moses State Park field 2 on Tuesday produced the
fall's first RAZORBILL, an adult BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE and 2 PARASITIC
JAEGERS. Other PARASITIC JAEGERS during the week included 2 noted off Jones
Beach Sunday and again yesterday and one cruising by Coney Island Beach
Monday. Lingering along the coast have been some LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
with 3 at Coney Island Beach Sunday as well as some ROYAL, FORSTER'S and
even some COMMON TERNS and various shorebirds including some arriving
PURPLE SANDPIPERS.

The YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in Sayville last Saturday preceded one in Central
Park today while this week's warbler list was similar to last week's
including a few ORANGE-CROWNEDS.

A LARK SPARROW was seen in Heckscher State Park Wednesday and yesterday
while several VESPER SPARROWS included 2 each in Brooklyn's Calvert Vaux
Park and at Jones Beach West End Sunday and on Governors Island Wednesday.
Some NELSON'S SPARROWS coastally were joined by one reported from Central
Park last weekend. Some SNOW BUNTINGS have also arrived recently and
indicative of their dramatic increase in numbers in recent years a group of
9 COMMON RAVENS flew by the Fire Island Hawkwatch last Saturday.

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

This service is sponsored

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 1 November 2019

2019-11-01 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov. 1, 2019
* NYNY1911.01

- Birds mentioned
BROWN PELICAN+
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

PARASITIC JAEGER
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Northern Gannet
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
Tricolored Heron
Little Blue Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
AMERICAN AVOCET
Long-billed Dowitcher
MARBLED GODWIT
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Vesper Sparrow
BLUE GROSBEAK
Black-and-White Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Wilson's Warbler
American Redstart

- 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, November 1st
2019 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are BROWN PELICAN, ASH-THROATED
FLYCATCHER, AMERICAN AVOCET, MARBLED GODWIT, EURASIAN WIGEON, KING EIDER,
PARASITIC JAEGER, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, LAPLAND
LONGSPUR, BLUE GROSBEAK and more.

A BROWN PELICAN present recently around the entrance to Montauk Harbor was
seen this week on Monday and again yesterday.

An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER subsequently identified from photographs visited
South Shore Park in Brooklyn last Monday but was not seen following its
identification. This park is off the Belt Parkway north of the
Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.

Lingering AMERICAN AVOCETS featured 3 at Miller Field on Staten Island up
to Wednesday and 2 around the south end of the East Pond at Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge at least to Monday with 2 also at the Oceanside Marine
Nature Study Area Saturday. A MARBLED GODWIT was around Big Egg Marsh south
of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Saturday and 2 were still reported today off
the Coast Guard Station at Jones Beach West End. Among the other locally
lingering shorebirds have been small numbers of LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS.
Locations this week, besides Jamaica Bay's East Pond, have included the
Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area Saturday and Timber Point Golf Course
Tuesday.

The drake EURASIAN WIGEON was still being seen around the south end of
Jamaica Bay's East Pond early in the week and another spotted Monday on
Mill Pond in Sayville was still present yesterday. Mill Pond is just north
at Route 85 Montauk Highway. The female KING EIDER was seen again off
Orient Point on Monday.

The stormy conditions along the south shore of Long Island both Sunday and
Wednesday produced decent numbers of PARASITIC JAEGERS among the seabird
concentrations just offshore. At Riis Park Sunday there were at least 14
individuals, most passing by, but a few lingering to harass the feeding
gulls and terns and Wednesday added at least 5 more while Sunday also found
a couple off Staten Island and 8 counted from Robert Moses State Park. On
Sunday the activity included many NORTHERN GANNETS with 750 estimated off
Moses Park and both Riis and Moses featured sightings of an immature
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE plus some ROYAL TERNS. Moses also adding a CASPIAN
TERN.

Other later non-passerines this week included COMMON GALLINULE, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, LITTLE BLUE and TRICOLORED HERONS and YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERON.

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was found in Central Park's north end today while a
LAPLAND LONGSPUR was identified last Saturday at Miller Field. A BLUE
GROSBEAK was present at Brooklyn's Green-wood Cemetery last weekend.
Several sightings of VESPER SPARROW this week peaked with a dozen Monday at
Westchester's Croton Point Park with 1 or 2 at various sites including
Governors Island and Randall's Island, Floyd Bennett Field and the Salt
Marsh Nature Center, Jones Beach and other locations. A presumably
distressed SALTMARSH SPARROW was still in Manhattan's Union Square Park
today. Along with the occasional ORANGE-CROWNED other of the more unusual
warbler species seen this week included OVENBIRD, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH,
BLACK-AND-WHITE, TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, a MOURNING in Union Square Park
Saturday and Sunday, AMERICAN REDSTART, NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA, YELLOW,
BLACKPOLL, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, PRAIRIE, BLACK- THROATED GREEN and WILSON'S.

To phone

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 4 October 2019

2019-10-05 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Oct. 4, 2019
* NYNY1910.04

- Birds mentioned
MASKED BOOBY+
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
Virginia Rail
Sora
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
AMERICAN AVOCET
Long-billed Dowitcher
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
MARBLED GODWIT
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Whimbrel
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Whip-poor-will
LARK SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL
SUMMER TANAGER
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Yellow-breasted Chat

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
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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, October 4th
2019 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are possible MASKED BOOBY, KING
EIDER, EURASIAN WIGEON, AMERICAN AVOCET, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, MARBLED GODWIT,
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and other
shorebirds, LARK SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE
GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL, CONNECTICUT WARBLER and more.

A week of good variety but certainly not overwhelming numbers was actually
highlighted by a possible but unfortunately not confirmable new New York
State record when a sulid fitting the description of an adult like MASKED
BOOBY was spotted by a single observer flying west off Robert Moses State
Park field 2 around 2pm on Thursday afternoon. Under the conditions photos
could not be obtained and the bird could not be relocated farther down the
coast but it is unexpected opportunities like this that make seawatching so
exciting. It should be noted that for new New York State records NYSARC
does require that single observer records be accompanied by a photo or
other such evidence to be added to the official state list.

Among the increasing numbers of waterfowl a EURASIAN WIGEON was still on
the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at least to Tuesday and a
female KING EIDER found on Sunday off Orient Point was still present with
some Common Eiders and White-winged Scoters today.

Shorebirds on Jamaica Bay's still too high East Pond this week featured up
to 3 AMERICAN AVOCETS at least to Tuesday, an HUDSONIAN GODWIT last Sunday
and SORA along the pond edge. Another HUDSONIAN GODWIT was at Oceanside
Marine Nature Study Area last Saturday with two seen there Wednesday while
up to 5 MARBLED GODWITS were present on the bars off Jones Beach West End
earlier in the week with another at Oak Beach last Saturday along with an
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER. Another GOLDEN-PLOVER flew over Hillview Reservoir
on Yonkers Wednesday. Single WHIMBREL were at Rockaway Beach Saturday and
Smith Point County Park yesterday and a WILSON'S PHALAROPE was spotted at
Cupsogue County Park in West Hampton Dunes on Monday. Three or four
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS remain at Santapogue Creek in West Babylon with a
STILT SANDPIPER there last weekend and birds at Mecox Bay last Saturday
featured one BAIRD'S and 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and 3 CASPIAN TERNS.
Other CASPIAN TERNS were noted this week from Brooklyn and Pelham Bay Park
along the coast out to Cupsogue and Orient Point and a GULL-BILLED TERN was
still at Jones Beach West End last Saturday.

Unusual for Manhattan were a SORA in Madison Square Park Sunday to Tuesday,
a VIRGINIA RAIL in Abingdon Square Park Saturday to Thursday and an EASTERN
WHIP-POOR-WILL in Central Park on Monday.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were spotted in Central Park last weekend, at Lenoir
Preserve in Yonkers last Saturday and at Jones Beach West End Monday.
Single YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS were found in Manhattan's Washington Square
Park Monday, at Oceanside Wednesday and on Randall's Island on Thursday.
Brooklyn's Green-wood Cemetery attracted a DICKCISSEL last Monday, a LARK
SPARROW Sunday and Monday, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW Monday and Tuesday and
CONNECTICUT WARBLER Wednesday with a SUMMER TANAGER there Monday. Another
DICKCISSEL was in Central Park's north end on Tuesday and Wednesday with a
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW also in the park on Sunday. A SUMMER TANAGER also
visited Central Park Tuesday and Wednesday with another in Yonkers Tuesday.
Another DICKCISSEL visited Brooklyn's Shore Road Park to Wednesday and a
BLUE GROSBEAK appeared at Ridgewood Reservoir in Queens Tuesday. A
CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Tudor City

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Manhattan: Lincoln's Sparrow, 23-24 Sep

2019-09-24 Thread Ben Cacace
A Lincoln's Sparrow has been seen over the past two days in the begonia
garden surrounding the bird bath at the northeast corner of the park. This
is on the west side of the New York Public library just south of the
restrooms. It was discovered on Monday evening and spotted again today
during lunch hour.

Location: 40th-42nd St. east of 6th Ave.
-- 
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 13 September 2019

2019-09-14 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Sep. 13, 2019
* NYNY1909.13

- Birds mentioned
SANDWICH TERN+
ARCTIC TERN+
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Sora
RED PHALAROPE
AMERICAN AVOCET
Long-billed Dowitcher
Stilt Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
MARBLED GODWIT
UPLAND SANDPIPER
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Whimbrel
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
Red-headed Woodpecker
Common Nighthawk
Olive-sided Flycatcher
LARK SPARROW
DICKCISSEL
Philadelphia Vireo
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
Tennessee Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Hooded Warbler
Wilson's Warbler

- Transcript

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electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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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, September 13th
2019 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are ARCTIC TERN, SANDWICH TERN,
RED PHALAROPE, AMERICAN AVOCET, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, UPLAND SANDPIPER,
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, MARBLED GODWIT, YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, DICKCISSEL, LARK SPARROW
and more.

First. See Life Paulagics has scheduled a deep sea pelagic trip aboard the
Brooklyn VI leaving Brooklyn at 8am on Saturday, September 21st and
returning 6:30 Sunday evening. There are still spaces available with at
least 10 needing to be filled for the trip to go with great possibilities
this is an excellent opportunity to get offshore. If interested please call
See Life Paulagics (215) 234-6805 < http://www.paulagics.com/ >.

Hurricane Dorian, fortunately a non-event here, may have been responsible
for the juvenile ARCTIC TERN identified during a seawatch from Robert Moses
State Park field 2 last Saturday morning. Three SANDWICH TERNS appearing
today on the beach at Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton, while perhaps hurricane
related, are as likely a product of post breeding dispersal.

An AMERICAN AVOCET still present at Mecox Bay to Monday was likely the one
moving over to Sagg Pond Tuesday and continuing there through today. Sagg
Pond is accessed from Sagg Main Street off Route 27. Single BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPERS appeared this week at Nickerson Beach Saturday and Tuesday, at
Mecox Saturday and Sunday, at Sagg Pond Sunday and at Heckscher State Park
Sunday and Monday but we have no reports yet from the Riverhead sod fields.
Also at Nickerson were a MARBLED GODWIT Saturday and a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
Sunday through Wednesday with another BAIRD'S on the East Pond's Raunt at
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Saturday. An immature RED PHALAROPE was
photographed Wednesday on Wolfe's Pond Park on Staten Island. An UPLAND
SANDPIPER was heard passing over Manhattan's east side early this morning
and a WHIMBREL visited Robert Moses State Park last Saturday. Five
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS continue at Santapogue Creek in West Babylon with
another seen at the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area Tuesday and Friday
those same days also finding an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER there with a SORA
spotted there Tuesday as well.

Other shorebirds this week included a few WESTERN, STILT and PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS and there were also a few CASPIAN TERNS and LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS noted coastally.

Evening flights of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS continue and RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS
were noted along the Paumanok Trail off Schultz Road in Manorville and at
the Arshamomaque Preserve in Greenport.

Among the YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS were birds in Central Park Saturday and
today, at Fort Tryon last Saturday and at Jones Beach West End Sunday.
CONNECTICUT WARBLERS included 2 seen together at times at Coney Island
Creek in Brooklyn Thursday morning and singles also in Brooklyn at Prospect
Park Saturday and Green-wood Cemetery Thursday. GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
reports included singles from Central Park Saturday and Prospect Park and a
Syosset yard Sunday and other warblers this week included MOURNING,
TENNESSEE, CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED, WILSON'S and HOODED.

DICKCISSEL, usually calling as they flew overhead, were noted at Jones
Beach West End Saturday, Moses Park and Marshlands Conservancy in Rye
Sunday and at Van Cortlandt Park Monday and a few PHILADELPHIA VIREOS have
also been reported recently along with some OLIVE-SIDED and empidonax
flycatchers. LARK SPARROWS in

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 6 September 2019

2019-09-07 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Sep. 6, 2019
* NYNY1909.06

- Birds mentioned
LEACH'S STORM-PETREL+
WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL+
BROWN BOOBY+
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Parasitic Jaeger
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Cory's Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet
Blue-winged Teal
CATTLE EGRET
AMERICAN AVOCET
Short-billed Dowitcher
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Stilt Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
MARBLED GODWIT
Greater Yellowlegs
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Whimbrel
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
Common Nighthawk
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
DICKCISSEL
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Worm-eating Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Mourning Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Hooded Warbler

- Transcript

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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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, September 6th
2019 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are BROWN BOOBY, WHITE-FACED
STORM-PETREL, AMERICAN AVOCET, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, MARBLED GODWIT, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, CATTLE
EGRET, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and DICKCISSEL.

But first some terribly sad news. Today we lost a wonderful friend. Rich
Kelly has finally succumbed to the cancer he had been fighting for awhile
now. An excellent all round naturalist and a great field companion. Rich's
extensive knowledge was equally matched by his clever sense of humor and we
will miss him dearly.

Continuing the recent trend of shore based sightings last Monday morning
during a seawatch an adult BROWN BOOBY was seen moving east off Robert
Moses State Park field 2 and was carefully differentiated from the several
immature NORTHERN GANNETS also going by. On a fishing boat last Tuesday
visiting Block Canyon on the eastern edge of New York pelagic waters
reported one WHITE-FACED, 2 LEACH'S and 24 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, 3 CORY'S
and 5 GREAT SHEARWATERS and a PARASITIC JAEGER. From onshore last Monday a
WILSON'S STORM-PETREL was reported off Rockaway Beach and a GREAT
SHEARWATER was seen in Long Island Sound off Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai.

Among the shorebirds an AMERICAN AVOCET continued at Mecox Bay at least to
Wednesday while the first local BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER appeared last
Friday at Rockaway Beach in Edgemere. Somewhat behind schedule this year an
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER visited Heckscher State Park last weekend and
another flew over Hillview reservoir in Yonkers Wednesday. Another nice
visitor to Heckscher was a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER frequenting the puddles at
field 7 from Saturday to Wednesday and Sunday the puddles included our 5
regular peeps side-by-side including single WESTERN and WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS. A WHIMBREL also visited Heckscher Sunday and at least 4 MARBLED
GODWITS were still at Cupsogue County Park in West Hampton Dunes on
Wednesday. Last Sunday LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were found at Santapogue
Creek off Venetian Boulevard in West Babylon with at least 4 very faded
adults present there with dozens of GREATER YELLOWLEGS and a few juvenile
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS.

A visit to the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last Sunday
produced multiples of WESTERN SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER and PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS but the conditions were very difficult due to the much too high
water level this keeping the overall shorebird numbers to well below
desired levels. Please express your disapproval of the East Pond's
management to Gateway personnel. A CASPIAN TERN and numbers of BLUE-WINGED
TEAL and GREEN-WINGED TEAL were also present.

Other shorebirds of note today featured a lingering STILT SANDPIPER at
Miller Field on Staten Island, a PECTORAL SANDPIPER at Brooklyn's Plumb
Beach and 5 WESTERN SANDPIPERS at Nickerson Beach. Twenty-six LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS were counted at Robert Moses State Park today.

A CATTLE EGRET was at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center last
Saturday. COMMON NIGHTHAWK numbers have been peaking recently when evening
conditions have been suitable.

Among the passerines a good find was a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER in Brooklyn's
Green-wood Cemetery on Monday while the day before produced at Jones Beach
West End a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and a DICKCISSEL. Unexpected was a
DICKCISSEL visiting Great Gull Island

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 16 August 2019

2019-08-16 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 16, 2019
* NYNY1908.16

- Birds mentioned
BRIDLED TERN+
WHITE-WINGED DOVE+
SAY'S PHOEBE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GULL-BILLED TERN
CASPIAN TERN
BLACK TERN
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
Short-billed Dowitcher
Pectoral Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
MARBLED GODWIT
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Bobolink
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL
Purple Martin
Cliff Swallow
Bank Swallow
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

- Transcript

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electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 16th
2019 at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are WHITE-WINGED DOVE, a
probable SAY'S PHOEBE, BRIDLED TERN, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, MARBLED GODWIT,
CASPIAN TERN, GULL-BILLED TERN, BLACK TERN, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER,
DICKCISSEL, BLUE GROSBEAK and more.

Some decent early Fall like flight conditions occurring during the week
produced a few very interesting birds. Watches last Saturday and Sunday
mornings at Coney Island Creek in Brooklyn uncovered a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
seen on Saturday followed Sunday by a WHITE-WINGED DOVE photographed as it
circled over Seagate before disappearing and out at Robert Moses State Park
a flycatcher flying west passed two observers Saturday morning was by
plumage thought to probably be a SAY'S PHOEBE. Unfortunately it moved by
too quickly to be photographed. Also at Moses a DICKCISSEL was heard
overhead both Saturday and Sunday and a BLUE GROSBEAK was recorded
Saturday. Between these two sites a good variety of early Fall migrants
included EASTERN KINGBIRD, PURPLE MARTIN, CLIFF and BANK SWALLOWS and a
seasonal selection of warblers plus the occasional BOBOLINK and the like.

Out on Great Gull Island the adult BRIDLED TERN was spotted again Tuesday
on the north side of the island. An immature BLACK TERN also appeared. The
numbers of Common and Roseate Terns are now dropping quickly there so the
BRIDLED'S continued stay may be limited.

In Central Park certainly the week's highlight was a male PROTHONOTARY
WARBLER found today in the southeastern corner of the park at The Pond by
the Hallett Sanctuary.

In the Bronx Jerome Reservoir was recently drained for repairs and the low
water conditions have attracted a nice variety of shorebirds including 2
WILSON'S PHALAROPES spotted Wednesday and still present today. Also present
since Wednesday have been a WHITE-RUMPED and 3 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, some
BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 2 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS plus
GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, mostly the latter, SOLITARY SANDPIPER and
some SEMIPALMATED and LEAST SANDPIPERS. Unfortunately these conditions will
be short lived as the refilling of the reservoir is imminent. A good place
to park to view the reservoir is near the intersection of Webb Avenue and
Reservoir Avenue.

Three MARBLED GODWITS were still noted at Cupsogue County Park in West
Hampton Dunes yesterday and a WHIMBREL was out in Jamaica Bay last Saturday.

A GULL-BILLED TERN visited Brooklyn's Plumb Beach last Sunday and on
Thursday 2 CASPIAN TERNS flying by Floyd Bennett Field were likely the 2
seen a little later at Plumb Beach.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was spotted Monday at Rockefeller State Park in
central Westchester County and a BLUE GROSBEAK was seen again around the
Calverton Grasslands on Monday.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 9 August 2019

2019-08-09 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 9, 2019
* NYNY1908.09

- Birds mentioned
BRIDLED TERN+
AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER+
LEACH'S STORM-PETREL+
WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL+
BROWN BOOBY+
BROWN PELICAN+
WHITE-WINGED DOVE+
MISSISSIPPI KITE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Cory's Shearwater
BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Stilt Sandpiper
Red Knot
Pectoral Sandpiper
Sanderling
MARBLED GODWIT
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Whimbrel
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Blue Grosbeak
Worm-eating Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Hooded Warbler

- 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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 9th 2019
at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are a pelagic trip featuring
WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL, BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL, LEACH'S STORM-PETREL,
AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER, BRIDLED TERN, BROWN BOOBY, BROWN PELICAN,
WHITE-WINGED DOVE, MISSISSIPPI KITE, MARBLED GODWIT, HUDSONIAN GODWIT,
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and more.

The Great Gull Island BRIDLED TERN was still around on Monday but not
roosting at its usual location and only seen in flight. Another BRIDLED
TERN was spotted last Sunday from a private fishing boat about 60 miles or
so south of Montauk at a site known as the Claw. Highlights of that trip
certainly were the 2 WHITE-FACED STORM-PETRELS seen along with 1
BAND-RUMPED, 13 LEACH'S and 538 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, an AUDUBON'S, 3
GREAT and 4 CORY'S SHEARWATERS.

Last Saturday afternoon an immature BROWN BOOBY landed on the yard arm of
the sloop the Clearwater as it sailed south on the Hudson River only
leaving and flying north as the boat neared its Cold Spring destination.
The BOOBY has not been relocated.

A BROWN PELICAN visited Jones Inlet yesterday initially feeding near and
roosting on the tidal sandbar across the bay from the Coast Guard Station
but then coming in to rest for awhile on the Coast Guard Station jetty
before eventually flying off.

Nice finds but only seen briefly were a WHITE-WINGED DOVE photographed
Monday morning as it sat in a dead pine tree along Bay Parkway a little
west of Jones Beach field 10 and a MISSISSIPPI KITE identified Sunday as it
passed over Hallock State Park Preserve in Northville on the north fork.
The KITE heading south.

Shorebird migration continues but frustratingly without one of our regions
most spectacular venues, the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge,
where high water continues to deprive both birds and birders the use of
this wonderful resource. Decent numbers of seasonal shorebirds have been
gathering at Cupsogue County Park in West Hampton Dunes but a number of
MARBLED GODWITS had risen to 5 as of yesterday. At Old Inlet last week's
HUDSONIAN GODWIT was joined by a MARBLED GODWIT last weekend and other
counts from there from Sunday featured 190 RED KNOTS, roughly 4,000
SANDERLINGS, 29 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and 2 CASPIAN and 60 ROYAL TERNS.
Two more MARBLED GODWITS were at Brooklyn's Plumb Beach today while some
WHIMBREL noted this week included 4 at Old Inlet last Saturday and 17
flying by Jones Beach West End yesterday. Among the shorebirds noted at
Jones Beach last Monday were single STILT and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS. Three
CASPIAN TERNS did visit Jamaica Bay's East Pond last Sunday.

Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were still along the Paumanok Trail on the west
side of Schultz Road north of Jones Pond in Manorville Monday and BLUE
GROSBEAK was still present at the nearby Calverton Grasslands the same day.

Among the small but increasing number of migrating warblers this week were
single CERULEAN WARBLERS reported from Central Park and Fort Washington
Park and such other regionally breeding species as WORM-EATING, BLUE-WINGED
and HOODED.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 19 July 2019

2019-07-20 Thread Ben Cacace
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* July 19, 2019
* NYNY1907.19

- Birds Mentioned
BRIDLED TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

SANDHILL CRANE
Semipalmated Plover
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Royal Tern
BROWN PELICAN

+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

Compilers: Tom Burke, Tony Lauro, and Shai Mitra
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber:  Shai Mitra (Posted by Ben Cacace)

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 19, 2019
at 5:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape include continuing SANDHILL CRANE and
BRIDLED TERN, BROWN PELICANS, and other seasonal seabirds and shorebirds.

The BRIDLED TERN that has been residing near the Great Gull Island tern
colony was reported most recently on Friday. It is very likely still
present at this sensitive site, where researchers are currently very busy
with their field work and less able to search for and report this
long-staying rarity. Similarly the SANDHILL CRANE at Napeague has been
reported at least through Saturday.

July has historically been the best month for BROWN PELICANS on Long
Island, and we have been treated to more than the usual number of records
already this year. On Saturday alone, BROWN PELICANS were reported from at
least four sites along the Suffolk County ocean shore, with the highest
count being four, at Moriches Inlet. Less unusual but nevertheless
impressive, ROYAL TERNS have been building along the south shore, with as
many as 32 at Old Inlet on Monday

Shorebird migration is in full swing now, with such species as SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER appearing now in large numbers. Reports
from Jamaica Bay have indicated that the water level at the East Pond is
still high, but birders searching farther afield have produced many reports
of scarcer species, such as PECTORAL SANDPIPERS at Plumb Beach and
Nickerson Beach on Thursday, SOLITARY SANDPIPERS at the Bronx Zoo on
Tuesday, Jerome Park Reservoir on Thursday, and West Brook Pond Tuesday
through today. WHIMBRELS have been widely reported on Long Island in the
past week, from both the North and South Shores, with a high count of seven
at Captree State Park on Wednesday.

To phone in reports, on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922 and leave a message.

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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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 12 July 2019

2019-07-12 Thread Ben Cacace
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* July 12, 2019
* NYNY1907.12

- Birds Mentioned
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD+
BRIDLED TERN+
MISSISSIPPI KITE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
SANDHILL CRANE
Least Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Whimbrel
Parasitic Jaeger
Gull-billed Tern
Black Tern
LEACH’S STORM-PETREL
Cory’s Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
BROWN PELICAN
Ovenbird
European Goldfinch

+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

Compilers: Tom Burke, Tony Lauro, and Shai Mitra
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Shai Mitra

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 12, 2019
at 6:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape include RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, continuing
SANDHILL CRANE and BRIDLED TERN, MISSISSIPPI KITE, LEACH’S STORM-PETREL,
MANX SHEARWATER, BROWN PELICAN, and other seasonal seabirds and shorebirds.

A report of a RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD at a feeding station at a private
residence in Stony Brook on Sunday, 7 July was not only very rare, but also
on a very remarkable date.

Also very rare was a MISSISSIPPI KITE soaring over the Cemetery of the
Resurrection on Staten Island, on Monday, 8 July.

Two long-staying rarities that continued into this week were the SANDHILL
CRANE in Napeague and the BRIDLED TERN at Great Gull Island. The latter
site is a sensitive research station that cannot be visited without
permission, but the tern has been viewed from boats positioned off of the
northeastern point of the island.

Four BROWN PELICANS were reported from Smith Point County Park on Thursday,
and another from West Meadow Beach, flying toward Stony Brook on Wednesday.

This point in the summer offers the potential for wandering birds of many
kinds to show up almost anywhere. Some recent examples include a BUFFLEHEAD
at the Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside, Nassau County, on Wednesday,
a RING-NECKED DUCK at Blydenburgh County Park in Suffolk County on Sunday,
an OVENBIRD far from breeding habitat at Baldwin Harbor Park in Nassau
County, on Sunday, and EUROPEAN GOLDFINCHES at two sites in Brooklyn over
the weekend.

The summer shorebird season has commenced, with many reports of
early-migrating species, such as LEAST SANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER,
and GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. Among the more unusual reports have been
single WHIMBRELS at West Meadow Beach and Shinnecock on Saturday, 6 July.

A boat trip to offshore Suffolk County waters on Wednesday reported a
LEACH’S STORM-PETREL and a MANX SHEARWATER, among other, more expected
species.

Seawatching from shore continues to be slow, but small numbers of GREAT and
CORY’S SHEARWATERS have been widely reported from ocean vantages in Suffolk
County; highlights have included a PARASITIC JAEGER harassing terns at Lake
Montauk Inlet on Wednesday and a SOOTY SHEARWATER and four BLACK TERNS off
Robert Moses State Park on Thursday. More unusual was a report of a
GULL-BILLED TERN at Smith Point County Park on Thursday, well east of
currently known breeding stations.

For next week also, the Rare Bird Alert will be recorded by Shai Mitra.  To
send in reports this next week, email or call Shai Mitra at
shaibal.mi...@csi.cuny.edu or 631-666-7624; or, on Long Island, please call
Tony Lauro at 631-734-4126. Tom Burke will resume recording the RBA on July
26.

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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[nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Plumb 1st St., Brooklyn (YCNH colony)

2019-07-05 Thread Ben Cacace
A marker was created last week for *Plumb 1st St., Brooklyn
<https://ebird.org/hotspots?hs=L9402174=all=>* in Kings County. This
is the location of a small Yellow-crowned Night Heron colony.

*If you wish* to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
are the steps:

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
page
— You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
— Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
— Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button along
with the # of checklists you'll be merging
— Click on the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
with this process.
-- 
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 21 June 2019

2019-06-22 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jun. 21, 2019
* NYNY1906.21

- Birds mentioned
SANDWICH TERN+
ARCTIC TERN+
BRIDLED TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Gull-billed Tern
Royal Tern
Cory's Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK
SANDHILL CRANE
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Grasshopper Sparrow
BLUE GROSBEAK
Northern Parula
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
KENTUCKY WARBLER
MOURNING WARBLER
Common Yellowthroat

- 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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 21st 2019
at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK,
BRIDLED TERN, SANDWICH TERN, ARCTIC TERN, SANDHILL CRANE, YELLOW-THROATED
WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK, RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER and more.

Nickerson Beach continues to provide several of our regions most unusual
birds including up to 10 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS that have spent the
week at or near this park. The ducks are often seen on the grassy lawn
towards the western end of the park just beyond the main parking lot and
adjacent to the south side of Lido Boulevard. At other times from 2 to 10
ducks have been around the ponds in the dunes just west of the beach
entrance from the southwest corner of the lot. It is these ponds that also
attracted an either rather late or somewhat early STILT SANDPIPER
yesterday. The STILT joined there by a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER this morning.

Also at Nickerson this week were reports from around the Common and Least
Tern and Black Skimmer colonies included, besides a couple of GULL-BILLED
TERNS, a flyby SANDWICH TERN Monday morning. This individual moving
southwest and an adult ARCTIC TERN on the beach Wednesday. The entrance to
Nickerson Beach is off Lido Boulevard just west of Malibu Beach in Point
Lookout and a substantial fee is collected there roughly between the hours
of 9am to 4pm.

The adult BRIDLED TERN visiting Great Gull Island recently was last
reported there last Saturday but may still be in the area.

Continuing out at Napeague on eastern Long Island is the SANDHILL CRANE
still present yesterday along Cranberry Hill Road near the old fish factory.

With weather conditions not really cooperating in a helpful way sightings
of pelagic birds from Long Island's south shore have been somewhat spotty
but a few SOOTY, GREAT and CORY'S SHEARWATERS and WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS
have occurred off traditional viewing sites like Robert Moses State Park
field 2 and along Dune Road to Shinnecock Inlet. It's helpful for the wind
to have a southerly component and historically the stronger flights have
been from Moses and east though some can also be seen from westerly sites
like Nickerson and Breezy Point.

Increasing numbers of ROYAL TERNS this week have included 2 each at Smith
Point County Park Wednesday and at Cupsogue County Park today.

Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen together along the Paumanok Trail off
Schultz Road in Manorville and another continues at Muscoot Farm Preserve
in northern Westchester County. Also along the Paumanok Trail a
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was still present Monday. The KENTUCKY WARBLER was
still heard singing near the Ecology Village at Floyd Bennett Field
yesterday and even more unexpected is a female MOURNING WARBLER still in
Bryant Park in Manhattan today but its presence there might be the result
of an unfriendly encounter with one of the surrounding buildings. A couple
of COMMON YELLOWTHROATS also remain there. Other late warblers reported
this week included NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA, BLACK-THROATED BLUE and
BLACKPOLL.

Paired up BLUE GROSBEAKS and some GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS are among the
highlight birds breeding around the Calverton Grasslands at the former
Grumman airport.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
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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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 14 June 2019

2019-06-15 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jun. 14, 2019
* NYNY1906.14

- Birds mentioned
ARCTIC TERN+
BRIDLED TERN+
BROWN PELICAN+
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Roseate Tern
Black Skimmer
Cory's Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Hooded Merganser
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK
Glossy Ibis
Least Bittern
SANDHILL CRANE
Bald Eagle
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Alder Flycatcher
Pine Siskin
BLUE GROSBEAK
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Red-breasted Nuthatch

- 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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 14th 2019
at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK,
BRIDLED TERN, BROWN PELICAN, SANDHILL CRANE, WHITE-FACED IBIS, ARCTIC and
other terns, YELLOW-THROATED and KENTUCKY WARBLERS, BLUE GROSBEAK,
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, pelagics from shore and more.

At least 10 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS continue in the area this group
lately spending much of its time at Nickerson Beach where from Monday
afternoon through today they have been loafing on the grassy lawn next to
Lido Boulevard a little west of the main Nickerson parking lot. Last
Saturday at least 8 were still in the cloverleaf pond at the Jones Beach
West End and Meadowbrook Parkway intersection but for now Nickerson seems
to be the best place to look for them. At least until the weekend crowds
start to gather.

An adult BRIDLED TERN has returned for a 4th summer to Great Gull Island
where it roosts on the northeastern end of the island with some of the
nesting Common and Roseate Terns. Great Gull, located between Plum Island
and Fisher's Island in Long Island Sound, is a tern research island with no
shore landings permitted but boating near the island can provide views of
the tern.

Last Saturday 2 BROWN PELICANS were spotted flying east over the bay off
Heckscher State Park. There has been no further report of the pelican in
the Northport area. The SANDHILL CRANE was still along Cranberry Hole Road
in the Napeague area last Monday. An adult WHITE-FACED IBIS was present in
the marsh north of Captree Island Thursday afternoon.

An immature ARCTIC TERN at Nickerson Beach Sunday was followed by 2
reported there Wednesday this site also continuing to provide GULL-BILLED
and ROSEATE TERNS around the tern and Black Skimmer colonies. An adult
ARCTIC was also found Saturday at Democrat Point at the western end of Fire
Island. Other terns this week featured 2 CASPIAN at Heckscher Monday and a
ROYAL TERN at Crab Meadow Beach in Fort Salonga Tuesday. Decent numbers of
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS also continue at certain sites like Robert Moses
State Park and Jones Beach West End.

Various pelagic species began showing up along Long Island's south shore
recently especially when winds feature an easterly component though
southeast and southwest can both be favorable. Seen yesterday off Robert
Moses State Park field 2 were small numbers of SOOTY, GREAT and CORY'S
SHEARWATERS and WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS and there were also a few off
Shinnecock Inlet.

Both RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER were noted this week
along the Paumanok Trail off Schultz Road in Manorville. Another RED-HEADED
continues at Connetquot River State Park and the YELLOW-THROATED remains at
Bayard Cutting Arboretum and KENTUCKY WARBLER was still singing at Floyd
Bennett Field today. Two BLUE GROSBEAKS were still around the Calverton
Grasslands this week and another was found at Connetquot also good habitat
for them.

The Captree Summer Bird Count last weekend netted 130 species besides
several species noted above like BROWN PELICAN and ARCTIC TERN the count
also featured a LEAST BITTERN, 3 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS and a NELSON'S
SPARROW.

The Greenwich-Stanford Summer Bird Count including much of Westchester
County recorded 122 species including GLOSSY IBIS, HOODED MERGANSER with 5
young, several BALD EAGLE nests, BLACK SKIMMER, a few YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKERS, ALDER FLYCATCHER, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH and 2 PINE SISKINS in
Bedford.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126

Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Hudson Yards Mourning Warbler

2019-06-04 Thread Ben Cacace
-- Forwarded message -
From: Ben Cacace 
Date: Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Hudson Yards Mourning Warbler
To: NYSBIRDS-L , eBirds NYC <
ebirds...@yahoogroups.com>

Concerning the eBird shared locations in the area there is one that was
created after Alan moved there called '*Hudson Yards (30th-41st St.;
8th-11th Ave.)* <https://ebird.org/hotspot/L9019612>'.

Another was *just created* for 'Bella Abzug Park' which will be available
in 12 hours or less.

On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 11:49 PM Alan Drogin  wrote:

> I’ve been birding my new office location since April 10th and finally
> found something worth reporting.  My sixth warbler for Hudson Yards -
> Mourning Warbler sighted in grassy patch at corner of 36th and Hudson
> Blvd.  Came out of the tall grass while pishing an hour before sunset -
> nice male, gave a few chips, flew to the top of the fence and then flew
> across the street to Bella Abzug park.
>
> Happy City Birding,
> Alan Drogin
> --
>
> NYSbirds-L List Info:
> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm
>
> ARCHIVES:
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> 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/
>
> --
>
> --
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Re:[nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Napeague Fish Farm

2019-05-27 Thread Ben Cacace
This hotspot will be removed since it is on private property. The shared
location 'Napeague SP--Promised Land
<https://ebird.org/hotspot/L6605567?yr=all==lrec>' should be used
for sightings from this location.

Thanks.

Ben

On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 5:55 PM Ben Cacace  wrote:

> A marker was created for 'Napeague Fish Farm' in Suffolk County based on
> the Sandhill Crane sighting. The hotspot should be available within 12
> hours.
>
> If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
> are the steps:
>
> — Sign into eBird.org
> — Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
> — At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
> page
> — You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
> Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
> — Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
> clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
> — Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
> — Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
> — Click the icon that best fits your location
> — ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button
> along with the # of checklists you'll be merging
> — Click on the 'Merge' button
> — Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query
>
> All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the
> hotspot with this process.
> --
> Ben Cacace
> Manhattan, NYC
>


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[nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Napeague Fish Farm

2019-05-27 Thread Ben Cacace
A marker was created for 'Napeague Fish Farm' in Suffolk County based on
the Sandhill Crane sighting. The hotspot should be available within 12
hours.

If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
are the steps:

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
page
— You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
— Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
— Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button along
with the # of checklists you'll be merging
— Click on the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
with this process.
-- 
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 24 May 2019

2019-05-25 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* May. 24, 2019
* NYNY1905.24

- Birds mentioned
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
WILSON'S PLOVER+
MISSISSIPPI KITE+
BURROWING OWL+ (from last week)
SAGE THRASHER+
BICKNELL'S THRUSH+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Roseate Tern
Black Tern
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK
Glossy Ibis
Cattle Egret
Red-headed Woodpecker
CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW
BLUE GROSBEAK
SUMMER TANAGER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Worm-eating Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Gray-cheeked Thrush

- Transcript

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   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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, May 24th 2019
at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are SAGE THRASHER, BLACK-BELLIED
WHISTLING-DUCK, MISSISSIPPI KITE, WILSON'S PLOVER, WHITE-FACED IBIS,
CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, KENTUCKY
WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK and much more.

Another excellent week for rarities locally starting with the SAGE THRASHER
found last Friday afternoon that stayed around the gardens at Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge through Saturday but could not be relocated there Sunday.
For John Bull's Birds of New York State and NYSARC records this was New
York's fifth record of SAGE THRASHER and the first since 1973. As a note
too, the BURROWING OWL near the Refuge on Thursday the 16th would be New
York's 7th record.

Out at Cupsogue County Park in West Hampton Dunes a WILSON'S PLOVER, found
on the 15th, was still being seen at least through Tuesday usually along
the outer beach from the parking area west and occasionally on the bay side
at low tide.

Also continuing from the prior week WHITE-FACED IBIS were still being seen
among the gathering of Glossy Ibis around the grassy pools at field 6 at
Heckscher State Park at least to Monday with 2 different individuals
spotted there Sunday.

Also on Monday a MISSISSIPPI KITE was photographed as it flew over Ceasar's
Bay Bazaar in Brooklyn and thanks to a quick phone call was also spotted
shortly thereafter as it passed by Green-wood Cemetery. Over 60 MISSISSIPPI
KITES down in Cape May on Tuesday means we could reasonably expect a few
more to head our way.

And then on Tuesday 4 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS were discovered at Cow
Meadow Park in Freeport where they spent the day on the lawns adjacent to
the pond but not seen Wednesday it could be worth checking the report of 8
at the Jones Beach cloverleaf presumably at the Meadowbrook Parkway
juncture from today.

A CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW was a nice find last Saturday in the Ramble in Central
Park.

As the warbler migration approaches its end highlights do continue. A
PROTHONOTARY was found last Saturday at Strack Pond at the western end of
Forest Park and another was still in Prospect Park today. A YELLOW-THROATED
WARBLER in Central Park last Saturday was followed by singles in Prospect
Park Monday and at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Tuesday. A KENTUCKY WARBLER
was at the Rye Nature Center Tuesday and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT visited
Central Park last Saturday. A few MOURNING WARBLERS began appearing from
Saturday on and also continuing were such favorites as WORM-EATING,
TENNESSEE, BAY-BREASTED, CAPE MAY and more.

Among the thrushes a BICKNELL'S was heard singing in Forest Park Wednesday
and others are certainly occurring among the GRAY-CHEEKEDS now moving
through.

Last Sunday BLUE GROSBEAKS were noted in both Central and Prospect Parks
and during the week at least 7 SUMMER TANAGERS were reported including from
Central, Prospect, Forest, Kissena and Inwood Hill Parks, Jamaica Bay and
out in East Hampton. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was still on territory at
Connetquot River State Park today.

At Nickerson Beach on Tuesday there were a ROSEATE and 4 GULL-BILLED TERNS
around the Common Tern and Black Skimmer colonies and a BLACK TERN was
there yesterday and today.

An ICELAND GULL at Cupsogue Saturday was followed by one Sunday at Oak
Beach and some LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS included 11 at Cupsogue and 9 at
Heckscher on Sunday and a CASPIAN TERN visited Calvert Vaux Park in
Brooklyn Wednesday and a CATTLE

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 17 May 2019

2019-05-18 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* May. 17, 2019
* NYNY1905.17

- Birds mentioned
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
WILSON'S PLOVER+
BURROWING OWL+
SWAINSON'S WARBLER+
SAGE THRASHER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
LITTLE GULL
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Red-headed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Siskin
BLUE GROSBEAK
SUMMER TANAGER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Orange-crowned Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Mourning Warbler

- Transcript

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   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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, May 17th 2019
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are BURROWING OWL, SAGE THRASHER,
WILSON'S PLOVER, SWAINSON'S WARBLER, WHITE-FACED IBIS, LITTLE GULL,
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, SUMMER
TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK and much more.

Despite some rather poor spring weather this week has produced an amazing
string of rarities.

Thursday evening a BURROWING OWL was found hanging around the small
construction site and surrounding marshy area at Big Egg Marsh south of
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Broad Channel. The owl was observed catching
insects until darkness set in but could not be relocated there Friday.

However, just north of there, at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Friday
afternoon a SAGE THRASHER was found feeding along a refuge trail. As
gathering birders watched from a respectful distance a nicely marker
THRASHER foraged back and forth along the central trail behind the visitors
center just above the south garden and below the blind and small pond
offering nice views. Hopefully it might continue there Saturday.

Out on eastern Long Island at Cupsogue County Park a WILSON'S PLOVER was
found Wednesday around the Piping Plover exclosures on the outer beach just
west of the beach buildings. The PLOVER remained in that area through
Friday roaming the beachfront from as far east as the houses just east of
the county park on Friday but usually more on the western side halfway to
the point. It also, at lower tides, has flown to the bay side bars to feed
eventually returning to the outer beach.

A reasonable week for landbird migration despite some hard weather the best
find among the warblers this week was a SWAINSON'S WARBLER singing in
Central Park's Ramble near Bow Bridge on Thursday.

Out at Heckscher State Park a well marked WHITE-FACED IBIS was spotted
again Monday among the large gathering of Glossy Ibis in the wet areas at
field 6 and today 2 WHITE-FACED were present at that site.

On Sunday during the storm an adult LITTLE GULL was seen briefly as it
moved past Riis Park.

Other warbler highlights this week featured a couple of PROTHONOTARYS in
Prospect Park as well as one early in the week at Westchester's Oscawana
Island Park. A YELLOW-THROATED in Central Park Wednesday and Friday with a
KENTUCKY there Thursday and Friday, another YELLOW-THROATED at Avalon
Gardens in Stony Brook Thursday, a MOURNING in Prospect Park Friday and an
ORANGE-CROWNED in Central Park Thursday. Also among the more unusual
warblers were a CERULEAN or two as well as decent numbers of such species
as CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED, BLACKBURNIAN and other expected species.

Among some SUMMER TANAGERS were birds in Central and Forest Parks while
BLUE GROSBEAKS were noted in Central Park and on Governors Island Tuesday
with one of each out at Jones Beach West End Thursday.

Other migrants this week featured both YELLOW-BILLED and BLACK-BILLED
CUCKOOS and OLIVE-SIDED, YELLOW-BELLIED and ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS. One or two
EVENING GROSBEAKS were noted in Central Park this week as were late PINE
SISKINS and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found at Pelham Bay Park Wednesday.

An ICELAND GULL and 8 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were at Jones Beach West
End last Sunday when another ICELAND and 10 LESSER BLACK-BACKEDS were also
at Robert Moses State Park.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 19 April 2019

2019-04-20 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 19, 2019
* NYNY1904.19

- Birds mentioned
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
WHITE-WINGED DOVE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Red-necked Grebe
Lesser Black-backed Gull
CASPIAN TERN
Forster's Tern
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail
Sora
Least Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-necked Grebe
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Orchard Oriole
EVENING GROSBEAK
RED CROSSBILL
Vesper Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Purple Martin
Cliff Swallow
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Black-and-White Warbler
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Blue-winged Warbler
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
HOODED WARBLER
Wilson's Warbler
American Redstart
Gray Catbird
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Wood Thrush
Veery

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 19th 2019
at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are WHITE-WINGED DOVE, WHITE-FACED
IBIS, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER, HOODED WARBLER, CASPIAN TERN, RED CROSSBILL, EVENING GROSBEAK and
spring migrants.

A much better migration this week with some exciting highlights. Last
Sunday a WHITE-WINGED DOVE visited the feeder area at Evodia Field in
Central Park in the later afternoon providing a first record for the park.
Unfortunately, as with most of the sporadic appearances of this dove in our
area, usually along our Atlantic coast, this one only stayed the one day.

Then on Monday an adult WHITE-FACED IBIS in breeding plumage flew onto the
Timber Point Golf Course with 28 Glossy Ibis stayed long enough to be
nicely photographed and then moved off with the flock to the east seen once
more in flight before disappearing. Carefully checking ibis flocks does pay
off.

The warbler situation also improved this week highlighted by the season's
first PROTHONOTARY WARBLER found Tuesday in Prospect Park it was still
present today being seen in the lower Lullwater below Terrace Bridge near
the peninsula. Joining a continuing YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at the Bayard
Cutting Arboretum this week were five other YELLOW-THROATEDS including 2 in
Prospect Park Tuesday with at least one still there today. Another
YELLOW-THROATED was found Wednesday in Connetquot River State Park, a
recent nesting site for the species, and then today singles also appeared
in both Central Park and Forest Park in Queens. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
was seen last Saturday in Southard's Pond Park in Babylon and a HOODED
WARBLER visited the north end of Central Park last Sunday. Among the other
warblers reported this week were OVENBIRD, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH,
BLUE-WINGED, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, AMERICAN REDSTART, NORTHERN PARULA,
MAGNOLIA and WILSON'S with increasing numbers for LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH,
BLACK-AND-WHITE and PRAIRIE and even more so for PINE, PALM and
YELLOW-RUMPED.

RED CROSSBILLS continue out in Manorville with nesting activities noted
along the Paumanok Path off the western side of Schultz Road just north of
Jones Pond. Please make sure there is no disturbance of these rare local
breeders.

Another winter finch of note was the female EVENING GROSBEAK visiting
Prospect Park from Sunday to Wednesday. On Wednesday a VESPER SPARROW was
spotted in Prospect Park with 2 more that day at Jamaica Bay Wildlife
Refuge.

Last Saturday 2 CASPIAN TERNS visited Croton Point Park in Westchester
County and FORSTER'S TERNS arrived in numbers during the week.

Up to 4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at Heckscher State Park during
the week with one also at Floyd Bennett Field today.

An AMERICAN BITTERN was roosting in Central Park's north end Wednesday and
a RED-NECKED GREBE was off Orient Point today.

Among the recent arrivals noted this week have been CHIMNEY SWIFT,
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, CLAPPER and VIRGINIA RAILS and SORA, LEAST,
SPOTTED and SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, LEAST BITTERN and TRICOLORED and GREEN
HERONS and BROAD-WINGED HAWK with 25 over Hook Mountain Wednesday while
among the passerines were

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 12 April 2019

2019-04-13 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 12, 2019
* NYNY1904.12

- Birds mentioned
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Forster's Tern
Blue-winged Teal
GREEN-WINGED TEAL
Redhead
Virginia Rail
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
SNOWY OWL
Boat-tailed Grackle
RED CROSSBILL
Pine Siskin
Chipping Sparrow
DICKCISSEL
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

- 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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 12th 2019
at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are Eurasian form of GREEN-WINGED
TEAL, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, SNOWY OWL, RED CROSSBILL, DICKCISSEL,
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER and a few more spring arrivals.

With spring migration only slowly building in intensity a few surprises
keep us going. The RED CROSSBILLS in the Manorville area have continued
their nest building activities and thus will hopefully be around for a
month or more with a successful outcome. Several CROSSBILLS and some PINE
SISKINS as well have been frequenting the pitch pines along the Paumanok
Path off the west side of Schultz Road about a mile and a half north of
exit 69 on the Long Island Expressway. Paumanok Path starts at a small
parking area and continues on the north side of Jones Pond with the birds
occurring a short distance along the trail.

Last Saturday a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was also found singing in the same
area of the CROSSBILLS but it proved to be much more elusive Sunday. The
good news is that a male YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, first seen last Saturday,
is again on territory at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River
usually near the parking area. In both cases, the CROSSBILLS and the
WARBLER, as well as with any unusual nesters in our area, please be extra
careful to not disrupt their breeding activities.

Certainly surprising was one birder's chance encounter with a singing
DICKCISSEL along 108th Street in Forest Hills Queens last Saturday this
area a little west of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

A winter plumaged AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was photographed on Wednesday in
Westchester County the bird briefly visiting the landfill at Croton Point
Park. This early bird offset by a late SNOWY OWL still around the West Pond
at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last Sunday.

Also lingering, the Eurasian form of GREEN-WINGED TEAL was still on
Santapogue Creek just south of Route 27A in West Babylon last Saturday.
Some BLUE-WINGED TEAL now moving through included a pair seen last weekend
on South Pond at Hempstead Lake State Park where some REDHEADS also
remained with other REDHEADS also continuing on Jamaica Bay's East Pond.

As a migrant that can show up almost anywhere it seems a VIRGINIA RAIL was
photographed last Monday evening as it stood on top of a car on 5th Avenue
in Manhattan.

Single LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were spotted Monday at Heckscher State
Park and today on Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton.

A BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE at Pelham Bay Park last Saturday was unusual there.

Newer arrivals have included FORSTER'S TERN, MARSH WREN and more BLUE-GRAY
GNATCATCHERS and now widespread CHIPPING SPARROWS and among the warblers
some more LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES and the first BLACK-THROATED GREEN and
PRAIRIE WARBLERS along with the now much more plentiful PINE, PALM and
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
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.

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Re:[nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Paumanok Trail--Jones Pond

2019-04-01 Thread Ben Cacace
I've received a gentle reminder that this is referred to as the Paumanok
Path not Trail. Here's one of many links referring to the path:

   - A Sampler of Walks in the Long Island Pine Barrens
   <https://pinebarrens.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FINAL-TRAIL-GUIDe.pdf>

Ben Cacace

On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 2:19 PM Ben Cacace  wrote:

> A marker was created for 'Paumanok Trail--Jones Pond' in Suffolk County
> based on the Red Crossbill reports. The hotspot should be available inside
> of 12 hours.
>
> If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
> are the steps:
>
> — Sign into eBird.org
> — Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
> — At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
> page
> — You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
> Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
> — Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
> clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
> — Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
> — Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
> — Click the icon that best fits your location
> — ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button
> along with the # of checklists you'll be merging
> — Click on the 'Merge' button
> — Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query
>
> All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the
> hotspot with this process.
> --
> Ben Cacace
> Manhattan, NYC
>


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[nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Paumanok Trail--Jones Pond

2019-04-01 Thread Ben Cacace
A marker was created for 'Paumanok Trail--Jones Pond' in Suffolk County
based on the Red Crossbill reports. The hotspot should be available inside
of 12 hours.

If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
are the steps:

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
page
— You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
— Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
— Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button along
with the # of checklists you'll be merging
— Click on the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
with this process.
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[nysbirds-l] Manhattan: Stuyvesant Town (Pine Warbler)

2019-03-25 Thread Ben Cacace
Spotted one with some yellow on its chest on the center oval lawn in
Stuyvesant Town during lunch today. This section is between 14th and 20th
Street east of 1st Avenue. A Merlin came through low over the oval scaring
up the birds temporarily.
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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 22 March 2019

2019-03-22 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 22, 2019
* NYNY1903.22

- Birds mentioned
RED-NECKED GREBE
ICELAND GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Laughing Gull
Northern Gannet
EURASIAN WIGEON
GREEN-WINGED TEAL (Eurasian form "Common Teal")
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Cackling Goose
Great Egret
Wilson's Snipe
Greater Yellowlegs
Piping Plover
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
Osprey
SNOWY OWL
Eastern Phoebe
Evening Grosbeak
Purple Finch
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
Tree Swallow
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Pine Warbler
Common Yellowthroat

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   125 Pine Springs Drive
   Ticonderoga, NY 12883

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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, March 22nd 2019
at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are EURASIAN WIGEON, Eurasian form
of GREEN-WINGED TEAL, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-HEADED
GULL, ICELAND GULL, RED-NECKED GREBE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, SNOWY OWL,
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, a few winter finches and some spring migrants.

Birding locally still retains a wintry flavor. A taste of spring continued
to emerge.

In Brooklyn a EURASIAN WIGEON was still at the Marine Park Salt Marsh
Nature Center today while the drake in Westchester County on the Rye coast
was last seen Monday. The drake Eurasian form of GREEN-WINGED TEAL was
still at Santapogue Creek in West Babylon Sunday. A female BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE was spotted along the shore south of Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx
today and a pair of HARLEQUIN DUCKS have continued in Moriches Inlet west
of Smith Point County Park at least to Wednesday. A CACKLING GOOSE was with
Canada Geese at Van Cortlandt Park last Sunday. A BLACK-HEADED GULL visited
Bush Terminal Piers Park in Brooklyn Tuesday the same day the ICELAND GULL
was seen again at Austin Nichol's House. Another ICELAND was reported on
the Breezy Point jetty Sunday. Single LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were noted
off Dune Road at Tiana Beach Saturday, in Manhasset Bay Sunday and at Point
Lookout Monday. A RED-NECKED GREBE was still on Patchogue Lake Wednesday
and two were spotted off Pelham Bay Park Tuesday.

Lingering have been a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at the Grumman Grasslands in
Calverton Monday and a SNOWY OWL was still at Breezy Point Wednesday.

Among the few local winter finches a male EVENING GROSBEAK in Manhattan's
Riverside Park was still present Monday but has not been reported since and
a COMMON REDPOLL visiting Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn also stayed
through Monday while in Great Neck a group of up to 7 PINE SISKINS were
noted up to Wednesday. A few PURPLE FINCHES have also been in Central Park
lately. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was noted again at the Salt Marsh Nature
Center Wednesday while another continues to visit a private home in West
Babylon and a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT remains in Union Square Park in Manhattan.

A reasonable selection of spring arrivals have included PIPING PLOVER,
WILSON'S SNIPE, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LAUGHING GULL, GREAT EGRET, OSPREY,
EASTERN PHOEBE, TREE SWALLOW and PINE WARBLER and NORTHERN GANNETS have
begun moving along Long Island's south shore in increasing numbers.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
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.

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 15 March 2019

2019-03-16 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 15, 2019
* NYNY1903.15

- Birds mentioned
Red-necked Grebe
Razorbill
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
GLAUCOUS GULL
ICELAND GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
TUNDRA SWAN
EURASIAN WIGEON
GREEN-WINGED TEAL
Blue-winged Teal
HARLEQUIN DUCK
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Cackling Goose
American Woodcock
Piping Plover
Wilson's Snipe
Osprey
Eastern Phoebe
Rusty Blackbird
Boat-tailed Grackle
Evening Grosbeak
COMMON REDPOLL
Chipping Sparrow
Tree Swallow
Pine Warbler

- 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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, March 15th 2019
at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are TUNDRA SWAN, GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, Eurasian form of GREEN-WINGED TEAL,
HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL,
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, COMMON REDPOLL and spring arrivals.

Ah, the March doldrums when birders anticipation generally well exceeds
realization. With waterfowl now strongly on the move some unusual species
lingering locally have included the two TUNDRA SWANS out on Georgica Pond,
the GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE still in the Rye area of lower Westchester
at least to Tuesday and a CACKLING GOOSE still at Arthur J. Hendrickson
Park in Valley Stream Tuesday. The Brooklyn EURASIAN WIGEON, a drake at the
Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center and a female at Bush Terminal Piers
Park were both still present today while the drake in Rye was still around
Tuesday. A drake Eurasian form of GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen again at
Santapogue Creek in West Babylon from Saturday to Tuesday. A few HARLEQUIN
DUCKS were still around the Jones Beach West End jetty last weekend with a
pair also continuing around the Moriches Inlet east jetty at Smith Point
County Park to Thursday.

Also noted at Jones Beach West End on Monday were an immature BLACK-LEGGED
KITTIWAKE and a RAZORBILL. An immature BLACK-HEADED GULL was spotted Sunday
at Georgica Pond and a presumably over wintering adult in Oldfield was seen
around the southwestern end of Conscience Bay on Wednesday. A GLAUCOUS GULL
visited Randall's Island Wednesday and another was still at the Bellport
Bay Yacht Club last Saturday. While an ICELAND GULL was seen again at the
Austin Nichols House in Brooklyn Tuesday. At least 4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS were noted along Long Island's south shore last weekend including at
Jones Beach West End, Heckscher State Park and Shinnecock Inlet. A
RED-NECKED GREBE spotted on Patchogue Lake on Wednesday was still present
today and 2 were off Pelham Bay Park yesterday.

A COMMON REDPOLL was found accompanying a flock of American Goldfinch in
Brooklyn's Green-wood Cemetery on Wednesday and has continued there through
today. A flock of 8 COMMON REDPOLLS appeared Wednesday near Cross River
Reservoir in northern Westchester but the bulk of the REDPOLLS this winter
have remained well north of our area.

The Riverside Park EVENING GROSBEAK continuing in northern Manhattan for an
unexpectedly long time was last reported on Tuesday but don't despair as
spring migration has begun. Arriving this week has been BLUE-WINGED TEAL,
the first few PIPING PLOVERS, some WILSON'S SNIPE, a couple of OSPREYS and
some of the earlier landbirds including EASTERN PHOEBE, TREE SWALLOW,
CHIPPING SPARROW, BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE, RUSTY BLACKBIRD and PINE WARBLER
with more on the way and AMERICAN WOODCOCK are now displaying nicely at
many appropriate locations.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
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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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 22 February 2019

2019-02-22 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Feb. 22, 2019
* NYNY1902.22

- Birds mentioned
PACIFIC LOON+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Red-necked Grebe
Razorbill
Black-legged Kittiwake
GLAUCOUS GULL
ICELAND GULL
BLACK-HEADED GULL
LITTLE GULL
EURASIAN WIGEON
HARLEQUIN DUCK
KING EIDER
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Cackling Goose
American Bittern
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
EVENING GROSBEAK
NORTHERN SHRIKE
Pine Warbler
Ovenbird
Common Yellowthroat

- 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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, February 22nd
2019 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are PACIFIC LOON, NORTHERN
SHRIKE, BARNACLE GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN
DUCK, EURASIAN WIGEON, LITTLE GULL, BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL,
ICELAND GULL, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and EVENING GROSBEAK.

A nicely plumaged winter PACIFIC LOON was still visiting Oyster Bay's
Sagamore Yacht Club and adjacent shoreline today usually providing great
views as it moves about in the boat basin. It does also occasionally
venture out east along the shore as viewable from Florence Avenue, a
dead-end road with parking. Enter Oyster Bay on Route 106 and continue on
South Street staying to the left at the end by the white tanks to enter the
yacht club and adjacent Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park where a large
parking lot is available.

Last Saturday at Jones Beach West End a second winter plumaged PACIFIC LOON
was spotted well out in the channel off the West End Coast Guard Station
but this one has proven to be quite elusive with no recent reports.

Very scarce locally this winter an immature NORTHERN SHRIKE was found last
Monday at McAllister County Park in Belle Terre north of Port Jefferson. It
was seen for most of the day near Pirate's Cove requiring a westerly walk
along the beach but there have been no reports of the SHRIKE in the latter
part of this week.

The BARNACLE GOOSE continues in Riverhead Canada Goose flocks being seen at
the roosting site on Merritt's Pond east of Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead and
as recently as today near the Buffalo Farm off Reeves Avenue farther north
off Roanoke. A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE also continues to roost on
Merritt's Pond and was seen Thursday along Edward's Avenue just south of
Sound Avenue. Another GREATER WHITE-FRONTED continues in the Rye area of
southern Westchester sometimes resting on Playland Lake and continuing
CACKLING GOOSE this week included birds on Miller Field on Staten Island
and at Arthur J. Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream. KING EIDERS were noted
at Shinnecock Inlet again this week. A drake and a female last Saturday and
a young male yesterday. Three HARLEQUIN DUCKS were at the Jones Beach West
End jetty last Saturday but two were also still at Orient Point County Park
with a pair still in Moriches Inlet Sunday followed by a female moving off
Robert Moses State Park on Monday. Lingering drake EURASIAN WIGEON in
Brooklyn were at the Salt Marsh Nature Center Saturday and Bush Terminal
Piers Park today.

The adult LITTLE GULL was still off Montauk Point with Bonaparte's Gulls
last Saturday while 8 or more BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES and over 200
RAZORBILLS were also reported off Montauk State Park. A BLACK-HEADED GULL
was also still at the south end of Lake Montauk Tuesday. Brooklyn too
continues to provide BLACK-HEADED GULLS with birds noted during the week at
Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4, Veteran's Memorial Pier and Sheepshead Bay.
A GLAUCOUS GULL was still at the Bellport Bay Yacht Club today and ICELAND
GULLS continue at Brooklyn's Austin Nichol's House and Gravesend Bay and at
the Montauk Harbor Inlet.

Unusual this winter in our area a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was spotted along the
loop causeway last Saturday.

Multiple RED-NECKED GREBES and AMERICAN BITTERNS were also reported this
week.

Warblers this week included OVENBIRD at the Bronx Zoo, a COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT continuing in Union Square Park in Manhattan and a PINE at
Southaven County Park and an EVENING GROSBEAK male continues at Riverside
Park in northern Manhattan.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
National

[nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - stakeo.. Townsend's Solitaire, Copake Falls (2019)

2019-02-15 Thread Ben Cacace
A marker was created for 'stakeo.. Townsend's Solitaire, Copake Falls
(2019)' in Colombia County. The hotspot should be available within 12 hours.

[NYSBirds-L wouldn't allow stakeout Townsend's in the subject because it
thought it was the instruction 'O-U-T T-O-W-N' so I had to resend.]

If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
are the steps:

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
page
— You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
— Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
— Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button along
with the # of checklists you'll be merging
— Click on the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
with this process.
-- 
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

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[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 8 February 2019

2019-02-09 Thread Ben Cacace
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Feb. 8, 2019
* NYNY1902.08

- Birds mentioned
PACIFIC LOON+
COMMON MURRE+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Red-necked Grebe
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
EURASIAN WIGEON
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
Harlequin Duck
Greater White-fronted Goose
TUNDRA SWAN
American Bittern
Evening Grosbeak
VESPER SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Orange-crowned Warbler

- 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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, February 8th
2019 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are PACIFIC LOON, COMMON MURRE,
BARNACLE GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, TUNDRA SWAN, BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE, EURASIAN WIGEON, BLACK-HEADED GULL, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and
VESPER SPARROW.

Last Saturday a loon photographed in Oyster Bay was subsequently identified
as a PACIFIC LOON and from Sunday through today close views have been
enjoyed of this crisp winter plumaged bird. Never very far from shore this
individual is often seen around the pilings at the Sagamore Yacht Club or
along the shore east of the marina sometimes actually hidden among the
pilings but also drifting farther east depending on activity and the tidal
situation. Entering Oyster Bay at Route 106 continue on South Street and
stay left at the end by the white tanks to enter the yacht club and
adjacent Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Search the marina area or along
the shore to the east. It has been seen east to the cove off Florence
Avenue which does have parking at the road's end.

Alcid numbers have been very low recently but a COMMON MURRE was spotted
today drifting slowly west off Jones Beach field 6.

Among the waterfowl a BARNACLE GOOSE and at least 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE continue in a Canada Goose flock feeding in the sod fields north of
Riverhead. The flocks have been moving around quite a bit. The search area
recently has ranged from the original fields off Route 105 on the
Northville Turnpike south of Sound Avenue to more westerly areas including
fields viewed from Doctor's Path and Roanoke Avenue and even farther west
off Osborn Avenue and even Edward's Avenue. Another GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
has been visiting the lake at Playland Park in Rye where a EURASIAN WIGEON
was also offshore on Wednesday. Other EURASIAN WIGEON drakes have been in
Brooklyn at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center recently and at Bush
Terminal Piers Park Wednesday as well as on Avon Lake in Amityville and at
the Makamah Preserve in Fort Salonga and another spotted on Halsey Neck
Pond in Southampton Wednesday. A drake BARROW'S GOLDENEYE continues off
Crab Meadow Beach in Fort Salonga and a pair of HARLEQUIN DUCKS were off
Orient Point County Park this week. Two TUNDRA SWANS were on frozen Hook
Pond in East Hampton last Saturday that same day finding one at Bush
Terminal Piers Park.

A BLACK-HEADED GULL was spotted off Brooklyn's Calvert Vaux Park today and
another was present Tuesday and Wednesday at the south end of Lake Montauk
as viewed from South Lake Drive, this a site used by this species and some
Bonaparte's Gulls in recent years. Single ICELAND GULLS this week were at
Brooklyn's Austin Nichol's House Wednesday and Thursday as well as
continuing at Crab Meadow Beach at the Montauk Harbor Inlet. A few LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS also remain along the coast.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was still at Shinnecock Inlet Sunday and AMERICAN
BITTERN remains along Dune Road besides being seen again in Clove Lakes
Park on Staten Island Wednesday.

An EVENING GROSBEAK male was still visiting Riverside Park in northern
Manhattan today ranging from 117th Street and north and an ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER was seen at Brooklyn's Plumb Beach last Saturday.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was still near number 20 Post Lane in Quogue last
weekend this just north of Dune Road and up to 4 or so VESPER SPARROWS have
been seen recently at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center off
Yaphank Avenue this south of 495.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
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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[nysbirds-l] eBird Hotspots: Recently Added (New York County)

2019-02-07 Thread Ben Cacace
I've been looking for a way to show where new hotspots have been created by
county and decided to display them on a Google Map that shows all hotspots
and personal locations. A new marker (persimmon colored circle) denotes a
recently added hotspot.

Hotspots (separated by # of checklists):

   - *New:* Persimmon circles
   - *Top 80%:* Fire brick teardrops (55.4K lists)
   - *Bottom 20%:* Teal teardrops (15.1K lists)

Personal Locations:

   - with *10 or more* checklists: Gold flags
   - with *less than 10* checklists: Gray dots

Google Maps: Recent Hotspot Additions (New York County)
<https://drive.google.com/open?id=1G3ObnxZagED3t2eGT5Gx6eYk4XZkYV2E=sharing>

Let me know if you're having issues navigating the map. You can search for
a location and select '*Highlight all matches from my map*' from the drop
down list. If you do this for 'Central Park' you'll see a few outlier
personal locations. One is on Governors Island. We look to fix these when
they're found by contacting the owner of the location.

If you wish to merge any of your personal locations with an existing
hotspot here are the steps:

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
page
— You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
— Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
— Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button along
with the # of checklists you'll be merging
— Click on the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
with this process.
-- 
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

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[nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Oyster Bay Marine Center (Sagamore Yacht Club)

2019-02-03 Thread Ben Cacace
A marker was created for 'Oyster Bay Marine Center (Sagamore Yacht
Club)' in Nassau County based on the Pacific Loon reports. The hotspot
should be available within 12 hours.

If you wish to merge your personal location with this or any other existing
hotspots here are the steps:

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
page
— You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
— Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
— Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button along
with the # of checklists you'll be merging
— Click on the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
with this process.
-- 
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

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ARCHIVES:
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[nysbirds-l] Gramercy Park (Manhattan): White-crowned Sparrow

2019-01-23 Thread Ben Cacace
Since at least January 9th a first winter White-crowned Sparrow has been
seen at Gramercy Park (between 20th-21st St. east of Park Ave.) which is a
private park that can be birded from outside the fence. The sparrow was
seen again today visible from Gramercy Park West on the NW lawn feeding
with White-throated Sparrows.

Full checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51973646
eBird 'Overview': https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1799565?yr=all==lrec
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Manhattan, NYC

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