[nysbirds-l] Sandwich Tern at Cupsogue (Yes)

2017-07-01 Thread Anthony Collerton
Currently roosting on the mussel beds West of the main flat. Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?

2017-07-01 Thread Andrew Baksh
By now some of you have already heard that the AOU has taken the decision to invalidate Thayer's Gull. A bit of background: Considered a subspecies of the Herring Gull by the AOU until 1973. Thayer's Gull, received full species status based largely on the research of A.H. Macpherson and Neil

Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?

2017-07-01 Thread Paul R Sweet
Hi Andrew I've seen the proposals http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposals/current_proposals.html But your post indicates the votes have been cast. Is this posted? Curious about decision on other splits - Yellow-rump, Willet, Harrier, Junco etc. Cheers, Paul Paul Sweet | Department of

[nysbirds-l] Nickerson Beach Highlights

2017-07-01 Thread Andrew Baksh
Foggy conditions for most of the AM at Nickerson Beach made for slow birding. Highlights included Surf Scoter (1) Gull-billed (2), Roseate (1) and Royal Tern (1). Cheers, "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false,

Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?

2017-07-01 Thread Paul R Sweet
Thanks Donna Didn't realize the on line checklist had rolling updates prior to publication of the supplement. I see Northern Harrier has been split from Hen and Northern Shrike from Great Grey. Paul Paul Sweet | Department of Ornithology | American Museum of Natural History | Central Park

Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Thayer's Gull - the species that never was?

2017-07-01 Thread Donna Schulman
Paul, So far, the Supplement has not been published, but the checklist reflects decisions: http://checklist.aou.org/taxa/ As Brendan Fogarty pointed out on Facebook, Thayer's Gull is gone, Red Crossbill and Magnificent Hummingbird have been split, and there are some taxonomic changes. I think

[nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., July 1, 2017 - Ramble Breeding Bird Survey & other sightings

2017-07-01 Thread Deborah Allen
Central Park NYC - Ramble Breeding Bird Survey & other sightings Saturday, July 1, 2017 starting at 5:30AM OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen & volunteers Since 1996 fifty-six (56) species of birds have been reported nesting in Central Park or on buildings immediately adjacent to the

[nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC early morning, 7/1

2017-07-01 Thread Thomas Fiore
Saturday, 1st July, 2017 - There were some folks in the Ramble of Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City) apparently following a grown man around who was blasting amplified recordings of various birds at decibel levels which were loud enough to be heard - loudly - more than 100 yards away &