[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 11 September 2009

2009-09-12 Thread Ben Cacace
(Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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 11th 2009 at 10:30pm. The highlights of today's tape are AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER

[nysbirds-l] Central Park, Sat. 19-Sep-2009 incl. raptor flyovers

2009-09-19 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 19 September 2009 (8:45a-5:15p) Location: Central Park - south end to the reservoir Observers: many including Dan Weaver Irving Cantor Reported by: Ben Cacace The list below is based on the Central Park checklist. I'm starting to pull away from the seasonal abundance checklists

[nysbirds-l] Central Park, Sun. 20-Sep-2009 incl. highlights

2009-09-20 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Sunday, 20 September 2009 (7:35a-6:00p) Location: Central Park - Strawberry Fields, Ramble, Pinetum Summit Rock Observers: many incl. John Wittenberg, Eve Levine, Janet Wooten Bob Levy Reported by: Ben Cacace Highlights today were mainly in the Ramble and included great looks at Nashville

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Mon. 21-Sep-2009 incl. 3 warbler spp.

2009-09-21 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Monday, 21 September 2009 (1:05p-1:35p) Location: Bryant Park Reported by: Ben Cacace The species count for Bryant Park (adjacent to the New York Public Library (40th-42nd St. off 5th Ave.)), based on my observations, has climbed by 1 to 33. The new species is probably the most unexpected

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Thu. 24-Sep-2009 incl. warblers raptors

2009-09-25 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Thursday, 24 September 2009 (12:45p-1:35p) Location: Bryant Park Reported by: Ben Cacace The newly resodded Great Lawn wasn't attracting anything other than pigeons and House Sparrows. My species total for the park has increased again. This time by 2 to 35 with the addition of Osprey

[nysbirds-l] Central Park, Sat. 26-Sep-2009 incl. Tennessee Warblers

2009-09-26 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2009 (7:05a-3:30p) Location: Central Park - Falconer's Hill to the reservoir Observers: many incl. Jacob, Liz, Junko, Ray Mike, David the couple from Hong Kong Reported by: Ben Cacace The location of a Tennessee Warbler was pointed out to me at Strawberry Fields

[nysbirds-l] Central Park, Sat. 3-Oct-2009 incl. Hairy Woodpecker

2009-10-04 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 3 October 2009 (7:05a-7:00p) Location: Central Park - Sheep Meadow to the reservoir Observers: Lincoln Karim, Ben Cacace Reported by: Ben Cacace It was a fairly slow day which turned into one looking for Red-tailed Hawks with Lincoln. Spotting Pale Male at the south end

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 9 October 2009

2009-10-10 Thread Ben Cacace
(212) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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, October 9th 2009 at 11:30pm

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 16 October 2009

2009-10-16 Thread Ben Cacace
(weekdays, during the day) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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, October 16th 2009 at 7pm. The highlights

[nysbirds-l] Central Park, Sat. 17-Oct-2009 incl. Fox Sparrow

2009-10-17 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2009 (8:05a-2:45p) Location: Central Park - Strawberry Fields to the reservoir Reported by: Ben Cacace The larger flocks of sparrows were the most interesting places to bird which included Strawberry Fields, Sparrow Ridge (near the latitude of 83rd St. east of the West

[nysbirds-l] From the Massachusetts Birding List - Gyrfalcon

2009-10-31 Thread Ben Cacace
. (Stilt Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, teal, wigeon, gannet etc.). Paul Champlin Westport, MA \- end quote -/ http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MASS.html#1257014964 Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] From the Rhode Island Birding List - Gyrfalcon?

2009-11-03 Thread Ben Cacace
M. \- end quote -/ Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES Archives: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists

Re: re:[nysbirds-l] Fresh loon carcass Tobay Beach, Suffolk County, possible Arctic

2009-11-18 Thread Ben Cacace
, no chicks have hatched. This is 5 nesting seasons if memory serves. Was the building of the faulty nest platform considered a fine? I think not. This was merely a tax deduction. Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Fri. 11-Dec-2009 incl. Ovenbird Swamp Sparrow

2009-12-11 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Friday, 11 December 2009 (3:25p-4:15p) Location: Bryant Park - between 42nd-40th St. off 6th Ave. Reported by: Ben Cacace Six species in Bryant Park (Manhattan) during a lunch hour is a decent day. Seen today, after the overnight cold snap, was a continuing *Ovenbird*. This bird appears

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Mon. 14-Dec-2009 incl. Ovenbird photo

2009-12-14 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Monday, 14 December 2009 (2:20p-3:40p) Location: Bryant Park - between 42nd-40th St. off 6th Ave. Reported by: Ben Cacace An Ovenbird continues in Bryant Park. I was able to image the bird on an iPhone. See Flickr set of 2 Bryant Park birds at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/81037...@n00

[nysbirds-l] Staten Island, Sun. 27-Dec-2009 LBB Gull

2009-12-27 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Sunday, 27 December 2009 (11:50a-5:00p) Location: Great Kills Park, Wolfe's Pond Park Observers: Eve Levine, Ben Cacace Reported by: Ben Cacace Total number of species seen was 34. The highlight was an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull on the ice on Wolfe's Pond. The gull was seen

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 31 December 2009

2009-12-31 Thread Ben Cacace
City Area Rare Bird Alert Number: (212) 979-3070 To report sightings call: Tom Burke (212) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, Tony Lauro Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County Transcriber: Ben Cacace BEGIN TAPE

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 8 January 2010

2010-01-08 Thread Ben Cacace
: Tom Burke (212) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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, January 8th

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 29 January 2010

2010-01-29 Thread Ben Cacace
: Tom Burke (212) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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, January 29th 2010

[nysbirds-l] Staten Island (WPP), Sat. 30-Jan-2010 incl. Redhead, Carolina Wren

2010-01-31 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 30 January 2010 (12:00p-4:45p) Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Observers: Eve Levine, Ben Cacace Reported by: Ben Cacace John afforded both of us excellent views in his scope of the Redhead. This adult male was close to shore at low tide. We were viewing from the bluff on the open

[nysbirds-l] [OT] Mammal ID, Staten Island (WPP), Sat. 30-Jan-2010

2010-01-31 Thread Ben Cacace
I just received a note from Eve. The dead mammal may've been a Northern Short-tailed Shrew (Blarina brevicauda) http://www.mnh.si.edu/mna/image_info.cfm?species_id=25 . I could've taken photos. It *was* an easy subject. Ben -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn LBBG and thoughts on the Common Gull

2010-02-05 Thread Ben Cacace
Here's a note sent to the people monitoring gulls tagged at the Massachusetts reservoirs along with their response. This is a Ring-billed Gull with *A345* on an orange tag: /- details to state.ma.us -\ *from:* Ben Cacace *to:* ken.macken...@state.ma.us, dan.cl...@state.ma.us *date:* Sat

[nysbirds-l] Fwd: NYC - Color Wing Tagged Gull

2010-02-05 Thread Ben Cacace
Changing the subject to something more in line with the post. -- Forwarded message -- From: Ben Cacace bcac...@gmail.com Date: Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 7:42 PM Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn LBBG and thoughts on the Common Gull To: NYSBIRDS-L NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu Here's a note

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 5 February 2010

2010-02-05 Thread Ben Cacace
(Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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 5th 2010 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are MEW GULL, DOVEKIE, SUMMER TANAGER

[nysbirds-l] Central Park, Sat. 6-Feb-2010 incl. CH, RT Fox Sparrows

2010-02-06 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 6 February 2010 (12:50p-4:30p) Location: Central Park - reservoir, Ramble to Strawberry Fields Reported by: Ben Cacace Went to the reservoir to scope the gulls. The total number of gulls was less than 800 birds. The 3 main species were seen dominated by 600+ *Ring-billed Gulls

[nysbirds-l] Staten Island, Sun. 7-Feb-2010 incl. Redhead

2010-02-07 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Sunday, 7 February 2010 (12:30p-5:35p) Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Lemon Creek Park Observers: Eve Levine, Ben Cacace Reported by: Ben Cacace Male Redhead continues on Raritan Bay. Abundance categories below from 'The Birds of Staten Island' checklist last updated in 2000. Abundance

[nysbirds-l] Bronx Botanical Garden, Sun. 14-Feb-2010 incl. Wood Duck

2010-02-14 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Sunday, 14 February 2010 (12:50p-5:00p) Location: Bronx Botanical Garden Observers: Eve Levine, Ben Cacace Reported by: Ben Cacace Snow is pretty much cleared from all the paved paths. The trails still have a thick layer of snow. The ponds towards the north end are almost entirely frozen

[nysbirds-l] Central Park, Sat. 20-Feb-2010 incl. Brown Thrasher

2010-02-20 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 20 February 2010 (7:15a-11:20a) Location: Central Park - reservoir to the Ramble / Lake Reported by: Ben Cacace The *Brown Thrasher* and the 45+ *American Crows* were both surprises. The *thrasher* was on the east slope of Sparrow Ridge feeding with robins, white-throats finches

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 26 February 2010

2010-02-26 Thread Ben Cacace
: Tom Burke (212) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day except Sunday) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Thu. 4-Mar-2010 incl. PFs, RT catbird

2010-03-04 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Thursday, 4 March 2010 (12:20p-1:05p) Location: Bryant Park, Manhattan (between 40th 42nd St. off 6th Ave.) Reported by: Ben Cacace At least 1 of the 3 over wintering *Gray Catbirds* was seen along the south garden bordering the Great Lawn. On the Met Life Building one of the *Peregrine

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 5 March 2010

2010-03-05 Thread Ben Cacace
To report sightings call: Tom Burke (212) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, Tony Lauro Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County Transcriber: Ben Cacace BEGIN TAPE Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert

[nysbirds-l] East River, Sat. 6-Mar-2010 incl. Gt Cormorant RT

2010-03-07 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 6 March 2010 (2:20p-4:50p) Location: East River from 70th - 99th St. Carl Schurz Park Reported by: Ben Cacace Checklist by abundance by season date: 2001. Details below incl. taxonomic order list. The highlight on the East River was a decent view of a GREAT CORMORANT resting

[nysbirds-l] NYC: East River Park, Sun. 7-Mar-2010

2010-03-07 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Sunday, 7 March 2010 (10:00a-12:30p) Location: East River Park Stuyvesant Cove Reported by: Ben Cacace Tried to bird along the East River from the Lower East Side in East River Park to Stuyvesant Cove around 23rd St. Very little activity along the river. The most active birding was round

[nysbirds-l] NYC - Color Wing Tagged Gulls

2010-03-18 Thread Ben Cacace
A recent sighting of color wing tagged Ring-billed Gull (A99 - orange) prompted me to send a report of this bird and a group of wing tagged gulls seen by Angus Wilson at Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn on February 7th, 2010. Here's Angus' report

[nysbirds-l] Staten Island, Sat. 20-Mar-2010 incl. Black Vultures

2010-03-21 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 20 March 2010 (11:55a-6:50p) Location: Great Kills Park, Wolfe's Pond Park Lemon Creek Park Observers: Eve Levine, Ben Cacace Reported by: Ben Cacace Abundance categories for 'Spring' from 'The Birds of Staten Island' checklist last updated in 2000. Taxonomic order follows

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 26 March 2010

2010-03-26 Thread Ben Cacace
Transcriber: Ben Cacace BEGIN TAPE Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, March 26th 2010 at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are SANDHILL CRANE, WESTERN GREBE, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, TUNDRA SWAN, EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER. Last Saturday afternoon

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 2 April 2010

2010-04-02 Thread Ben Cacace
Alert Number: (212) 979-3070 To report sightings call: Tom Burke (212) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, Tony Lauro Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County Transcriber: Ben Cacace BEGIN TAPE Greetings

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park — Louisiana Waterthrush (Wed., 7-Apr)

2010-04-07 Thread Ben Cacace
for me for Bryant Park. Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html 3

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Thu. 8-Apr-2010 incl. Winter Wren, Peregrine Towhee

2010-04-08 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Thursday, 8 April 2010 (12:15p-1:05p) Location: Bryant Park Reported by: Ben Cacace Thanks to Margo D. Beller for alerting me to the wren. I made it there for lunch hour and spotted it in the same section she reported in. I missed the continuing Louisiana Waterthrush which Margo saw today

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Fri. 9-Apr-2010 incl. L. Waterthrush Chipping Sparrow

2010-04-09 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Friday, 9 April 2010 (12:15p-1:25p) Location: Bryant Park Reported by: Ben Cacace The LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH continues in the storage area along 40th St. near the east end of the park. It's interesting watching a specific bird to see how long it stays around. I hung out for around 10 minutes

[nysbirds-l] Staten Island, Sat. 10-Apr-2010 incl. Pectoral Sandpipers

2010-04-10 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 10 April 2010 (8:40a-1:30p, 3:20p-6:45p) Location: Goethal's Bridge Pond, southern S.I., Lemon Creek Wolfe's Pond Parks Reported by: Ben Cacace Highlights are mainly personal first of season birds. Walking for the day totaled 13.25 miles: *Goethal's Bridge Pond*: Today I finally

Re:[nysbirds-l] Staten Island, Sat. 10-Apr-2010 incl. Pectoral Sandpipers

2010-04-10 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 10 April 2010 (8:40a-1:30p, 3:20p-6:45p) Location: Goethal's Bridge Pond, southern S.I., Lemon Creek Wolfe's Pond Parks Reported by: Ben Cacace I forgot to double check the list against my field notes. Here are 2 birds that were missing from the category groupings: 'Accidental

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 23 April 2010

2010-04-24 Thread Ben Cacace
) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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 23rd 2010 at 9pm

[nysbirds-l] Staten Island, Sat. 24-Apr-2010 incl. Wilson's Snipe

2010-04-25 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 24 April 2010 (7:25a-6:15p) Location: Goethal's Bridge Pond Mariner's Marsh / Clove Lakes Wolfe's Pond Parks Reported by: Ben Cacace It was a long day on Staten Island. I was hoping for 50+ species. I felt the key would be hitting at least 3 locations: NW Staten Island, Clove

[nysbirds-l] Staten Island, Fri. 30-Apr-2010 incl. Prothonotary Pectorals

2010-05-01 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Friday, 30 April 2010 (8:35a-6:40p) Location: Clove Lakes High Rock Parks plus Goethal's Bridge Pond area Observers: Catherine Barron Dave Eib in the a.m. at Clove Lakes Park Reported by: Ben Cacace Today I was hoping to better the 55 species seen last week and almost made a mistake

[nysbirds-l] Viewing Exploring the eBird.org Database

2010-05-04 Thread Ben Cacace
://ebird.org/ebird/top100?locInfo.regionType=subnational2year=2010locInfo.regionCode=US-NY-005: 45 Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Wed. 5-May-2010 incl. Black-and-white W. PFs

2010-05-05 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Monday, 5 May 2010 (lunch hour) Location: Bryant Park, Manhattan Reported by: Ben Cacace Both PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen simultaneously. One was on the east perch of the nest box on the Met Life Building. The other was on a favorite perch on the north side of the Chrysler Building on one

[nysbirds-l] Staten Island, Sat. 8-May-2010 incl. PF Lesser Yellowlegs

2010-05-09 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 8 May 2010 (7:15a-7:25p) Location: Clove Lakes Park, Goethal's Bridge Pond Wolfe's Pond Park Reported by: Ben Cacace A checklist committee is being formed to update the Staten Island checklist http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SINaturaList/message/1648 . The new checklist may

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park - Lincoln's Sparrow 14-May

2010-05-14 Thread Ben Cacace
In lower section of storage area SE section of park. Ben Cacace -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net

[nysbirds-l] Staten Island, Thu. 20-May-2010 incl. Black Skimmers, Least Terns

2010-05-21 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Thursday, 20 May 2010 (9:20a-8:15p) Location: NW section of S.I., Clove Lakes Park Great Kills Park Reported by: Ben Cacace Abundance categories below from 'The Birds of Staten Island' checklist last updated in 2000. New checklist due to be released by Spring/2011. Abundance categories

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 21 May 2010

2010-05-21 Thread Ben Cacace
, during the day) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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 21st 2010 at 9pm. The highlights of today's

Re:[nysbirds-l] Staten Island, Thu. 20-May-2010 incl. Black Skimmers, Least Terns

2010-05-22 Thread Ben Cacace
On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 4:09 AM, Ben Cacace bcac...@gmail.com wrote: Date: Thursday, 20 May 2010 (9:20a-8:15p) Location: NW section of S.I., Clove Lakes Park Great Kills Park Reported by: Ben Cacace - Black-bellied Plover - 5+ on the salt flats at Great Kills Park This typographical error

[nysbirds-l] Two iPhone Images Using Scope - Staten Island

2010-05-23 Thread Ben Cacace
-to-moon.html : http://aartscope.blogspot.com/2009/07/iphone-goes-to-moon.html iPhone Digiscopehttp://iphonedigiscope.blogspot.com/2010/02/week-514-first-round-of-physical.html : http://iphonedigiscope.blogspot.com/2010/02/week-514-first-round-of-physical.html Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Thu. 27 May 2010 incl. 4 warbler spp.

2010-05-27 Thread Ben Cacace
of the storage area 1 constantly singing 1st summer male AMERICAN REDSTART was feeding in the trees above the SE corner of the park. Only one or two WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were seen. A PEREGRINE FALCON was on the west perch of the Met Life nest box. Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Fri. 28 May 2010 Mourning Warbler

2010-05-28 Thread Ben Cacace
Park is between 40-42nd St. off 6th Ave. An adult male popped into view low in an evergreen. This was in the south border garden of the Great Lawn nearer the east side of the park. The bird was seen at 7:25am. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 28 May 2010

2010-05-29 Thread Ben Cacace
: Ben Cacace BEGIN TAPE Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, May 28th 2010 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are WILSON'S PLOVER, PACIFIC LOON, WHITE-FACED IBIS, LITTLE GULL, ARCTIC TERN, MANX SHEARWATER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, BLUE GROSBEAK, SUMMER TANAGER and more

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Wed. 2-Jun-2010 incl. 3 warblers towhee

2010-06-02 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Wednesday, 2 June 2010 (6:30a-8:05a 12:10p-1:00p) Location: Bryant Park - Manhattan Reported by: Ben Cacace The latest EASTERN TOWHEE sighting on Manhattan, from a city park (according to ebird.orghttp://ebird.org/ebird/GuideMe?step=saveChoicesgetLocations=countiesparentState=US-NYbMonth

[nysbirds-l] Staten Island, Sat. 5-Jun-2010 incl. Caspian Tern Chipping Sp.

2010-06-06 Thread Ben Cacace
*Date*: Saturday, 5 June 2010 (7:30a-6:50p) *Location*: Clove Lakes Park, Great Kills Park Goethal's Bridge Pond *Reported by*: Ben Cacace Best bird of the day was the last bird. While watching every Common Tern from the front of the docked ferry on the Staten Island side I spotted a larger tern

[nysbirds-l] Staten Island, Fri. 11-Jun-2010 incl. Virginia Rail

2010-06-12 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Friday, 11 June 2010 (6:30a-7:40p) Location: Goethal's Bridge Pond area, Great Kills Park Mt Loretto Reported by: Ben Cacace Visited a new site today by ending the day at Mount Loretto Unique Area which is a remarkable place. I walked more than I birded to get a feel for the place

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 18 June 2010

2010-06-18 Thread Ben Cacace
, during the day) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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 18th 2010 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Mon. 21-Jun-2010 incl. Blackpoll Warbler

2010-06-23 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Monday, 21 June 2010 (12:15p-12:30p) Location: Bryant Park, Manhattan Reported by: Ben Cacace Of the previously reported Blackpoll Warblers (female a singing male) seen heard last Saturday the 19th of June I heard the male singing above the SE portion of the park this past Monday the 21st

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 25 June 2010

2010-06-25 Thread Ben Cacace
(Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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 25th 2010 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, CATTLE EGRET

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Mon. 28-Jun-2010 incl. Blackpoll Warbler

2010-06-28 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Monday, 28 June 2010 (12:25p-12:55p) Location: Bryant Park, Manhattan Reported by: Ben Cacace I spotted the male BLACKPOLL WARBLER singing high up in the trees on the north walkway near the 42nd St. side of the park nearer the west edge of the path. This was the 1st visual I've had

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Thu. 1-Jul-2010 incl. Blackpoll Warbler

2010-07-02 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Thursday, 1 July 2010 (lunch hour) Location: Bryant Park, Manhattan Reported by: Ben Cacace The singing BLACKPOLL WARBLER continues on the north side of the park feeding above the east/west path. The bird was also heard on Wednesday the 30th of June. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Manhattan, Sat. 3-Jul-2010, Anhinga

2010-07-03 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 3 July 2010 (1:00p-1:10p) Location: 46nd St. 2nd Ave., Manhattan Reported by: Ben Cacace About 1:10p while drinking an Americano in a small vest pocket park I spotted a soaring bird heading north on set wings and didn't have an immediate guess on what it could be. Always with my

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Fri. 9-Jul-2010 incl. Blackpoll Warbler

2010-07-09 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Friday, 9 July 2010 (6:45a-7:20a) Location: Bryant Park, Manhattan Reported by: Ben Cacace The male BLACKPOLL WARBLER continues in the northwest corner of Bryant Park. The bird was seen high up in the trees and was heard singing. No other migrants seen this morning. -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Tides - Map With Links

2010-07-15 Thread Ben Cacace
tastes. I added as many links as possible knowing some links would eventually change or disappear: http://tinyurl.com/tides-jbwr There's also an icon on the map with links to the weather for the area. Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 24 July 2010

2010-07-24 Thread Ben Cacace
, Westchester County Transcriber: Ben Cacace BEGIN TAPE Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, July 24th 2010 at 11am. The highlights of today's tape are AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, WHIMBREL, HUDSONIAN GODWIT and WILSON'S PHALAROPE. Yesterday over 3 thousand shorebirds of about

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 20 August 2010

2010-08-22 Thread Ben Cacace
, Westchester County Transcriber: Ben Cacace BEGIN TAPE [Completed tape rerecorded on Sunday morning.] Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 20th 2010 at 11:45pm. The highlights of today's tape AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, BROWN PELICAN, AMERICAN AVOCET, WHIMBREL, MARBLED GODWIT

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 27 August 2010

2010-08-28 Thread Ben Cacace
, during the day) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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 27th 2010 at 11:45pm. The highlights of today's

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 3 September 2010

2010-09-04 Thread Ben Cacace
) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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 3rd 2010 at 11:45pm

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Tue. 21-Sep-2010 incl. Lincoln's Sp. 8 warbler spp

2010-09-21 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Tuesday, 21 September 2010 (lunch hour) Location: Bryant Park Observers: Irene Payne, Matthew, Lee Jarred Reported by: Ben Cacace Weather for 21-Sep for Central Park (11:51a-12:51p) http://tinyurl.com/2wrmfq2 : - Conditions: Clear - Temperature: 69.1 to 70.0 F (20.6 to 21.1 C) - Wind

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 24 September 2010

2010-09-24 Thread Ben Cacace
, Westchester County Transcriber: Ben Cacace BEGIN TAPE Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, September 24th 2010 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are YELLOW RAIL, WESTERN KINGBIRD, MANX SHEARWATER, other Fall migrants and some great pelagics. Firstly, my deepest thanks

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Sun. 26-Sep-2010 incl. Lincoln's Sp. 4 warbler spp.

2010-09-27 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Sunday, 26 September 2010 (6:50a-11:05a) Location: Bryant Park Reported by: Ben Cacace Similar to the bigger parks some of the warbler species have moved on. The high of 8 warbler species last Tuesday (personally seen - I missed the Chestnut-sided) has reduced to 4 species with no new

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Mon. 27-Sep-2010 incl. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

2010-09-29 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Monday, 27 September 2010 (lunch hour) Location: Bryant Park Reported by: Ben Cacace A steady rain, heavy at times, kept the crowds away. The # of species seen was above average for the park but lower than usual for the past few weeks. Warbler species were at 3 with the male American

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 1 October 2010

2010-10-01 Thread Ben Cacace
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 1st 2010 at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, MARBLED GODWIT, CORY'S SHEARWATER

[nysbirds-l] NY-Presbyterian Hosp., Sat. 2-Oct-2010, Peregrine Falcon

2010-10-02 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 2 October 2010 (8:00a-8:15a) Location: East River Promenade - south of 68th St. Reported by: Ben Cacace The Peregrine Falcon nest box on the east face of New York-Presbyterian Hospital on 68th St. off York Ave. appears not to be maintained by the NYC DEP. Today I was pleased

[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park, Wed. 6-Oct-2010 incl. 2 warbler 4 sparrow spp.

2010-10-06 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Wednesday, 6 October 2010 (12:05p-12:35p) Location: Bryant Park - between 40th 42nd St. off 6th Ave. Reported by: Ben Cacace The birds of Bryant Park are still behaving as those in the larger parks but on a smaller scale. During lunch 10 species were seen in 30 minutes which is above

[nysbirds-l] NYC: Bryant Park, Fri. 22-Oct Prothonotary Warbler

2010-10-22 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Friday, 22 October 2010 (5:00p-6:10p) Location: Bryant Park - along 5th Ave. between 40th 42nd St. Observers: many observers Reported by: Ben Cacace I headed for the library late in the day with the idea that I might get a chance to watch a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER going to roost

[nysbirds-l] eBird.org - NYC Area Table of Reports

2010-10-29 Thread Ben Cacace
Hope you find this useful. Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 29 October 2010

2010-10-30 Thread Ben Cacace
) Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island) Compiler: Tom Burke, 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, October 29th 2010 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape

[nysbirds-l] Recent Updates - eBird.org Table of Reports

2010-11-02 Thread Ben Cacace
of locations of the NYC Area (8 counties). -- Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC http://novahunter.blogspot.com -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2

[nysbirds-l] NYC: Swindler Cove Park, Tue. 2-Nov incl. Killdeer CH

2010-11-02 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Tuesday, 2 November 2010 (1:20p-4:05p) Location: Manhattan - Swindler Cove Park Sherman Creek Reported by: Ben Cacace This upper Manhattan park is situated along the Harlem River at the end of Dyckman St. 10th Avenue across the island from Fort Tryon Park. This is my 1st visit

[nysbirds-l] Recent Updates - eBird.org Table of Reports

2010-11-06 Thread Ben Cacace
://novahunter.blogspot.com/2010/10/ebirdorg-nyc-area-reports.html Updates to the table include: • Addition of Swindler Cove Park • Addition of Table of Contents at the top of post for easy access to each section • Updates to the Links section Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] NYC: Swindler Cove Park, Sat. 6-Nov incl. raptors

2010-11-06 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 6 November 2010 (9:10a-1:50p) Location: Manhattan - Swindler Cove Park Sherman Creek Reported by: Ben Cacace This upper Manhattan park is situated along the Harlem River at the end of Dyckman St. 10th Avenue across the island from Fort Tryon Park. Just before 11am a group of 4

[nysbirds-l] Recent Updates: NYC - eBird.org Table (Short-eared Owl)

2010-11-06 Thread Ben Cacace
://novahunter.blogspot.com/2010/10/ebirdorg-nyc-area-reports.html#NoteBrooklyn Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http

[nysbirds-l] Recent Updates: NYC Area eBird.org Table

2010-11-09 Thread Ben Cacace
Recent updates to the eBird.org table: http://novahunter.blogspot.com/2010/10/ebirdorg-nyc-area-reports.html ... or http://novahunter.blogspot.com/2010/10/ebirdorg-nyc-area-reports.html#TableTop *Bronx County:* • 7-Nov-2010: *AMERICAN COOT* added to 2010 list. Seen at the New York Botanical

[nysbirds-l] NYC: Swindler Cove Park, Fri. 12-Nov

2010-11-12 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Friday, 12 November 2010 (1:50p-4:10p) Location: Manhattan - Swindler Cove Park Sherman Creekhttp://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8hl=enmsa=0msid=106890515809295201332.0004941c425519544c465ll=40.86183,-73.923826spn=0.014784,0.036693t=hz=16 Reported by: Ben Cacace This upper Manhattan park

[nysbirds-l] NYC: Swindler Cove Park, Sat. 13-Nov incl. Oriole butterfly

2010-11-14 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Saturday, 13 November 2010 (10:15a-1:10p) Location: Manhattan - Swindler Cove Park Sherman Creek Reported by: Ben Cacace This upper Manhattan park is situated along the Harlem River at the end of Dyckman St. 10th Avenue across the island from Fort Tryon Park. *BIRDS*: The adult male

[nysbirds-l] Recent Updates: NYC Area eBird.org Table (13-Nov)

2010-11-15 Thread Ben Cacace
://novahunter.blogspot.com/2010/10/ebirdorg-nyc-area-reports.html http://novahunter.blogspot.com/2010/10/ebirdorg-nyc-area-reports.html#NoteNassau http://novahunter.blogspot.com/2010/10/ebirdorg-nyc-area-reports.html#NoteSwindlerCove Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nysbirds-l] Recent Updates: NYC Area eBird.org Table (White-winged Dove)

2010-11-19 Thread Ben Cacace
in descending order by date and Top 100 Birders by location. • Click on location name to view notes. • Click on species name in the notes to view a map of all sightings for the Fall migration. Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 19 November 2010

2010-11-19 Thread Ben Cacace
County Transcriber: Ben Cacace BEGIN TAPE Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, November 19th 2010 at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are COMMON GROUND-DOVE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, WESTERN KINGBIRD, NORTHERN SHRIKE, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, RED CROSSBILL, HARLEQUIN

[nysbirds-l] Recent Updates: NYC Area eBird.org Table (Nassau Co. +2)

2010-11-20 Thread Ben Cacace
, First Arrivals in descending order by date and Top 100 Birders by location. Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html

[nysbirds-l] NYC: Swindler Cove Park, Sun. 21-Nov incl. Baltimore Oriole

2010-11-22 Thread Ben Cacace
Date: Sunday, 21 November 2010 (12:40p-3:30p) Location: Manhattan - Swindler Cove Park Sherman Creek Observers: Maggie Bradley, Ben Cacace Reported by: Ben Cacace This upper Manhattan park is situated along the Harlem River at the end of Dyckman St. 10th Avenue across the island from Fort Tryon

[nysbirds-l] Recent Updates: NYC Area eBird.org Table (Nassau, NYS, Bronx)

2010-11-24 Thread Ben Cacace
*to view a map* of all sightings for the Fall migration. • On the table, for each location, click on species # for Bar Charts showing *abundance by species*, *First Arrivals* in descending order by date and *Top 100 Birders* by location. Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

[nysbirds-l] Recent Updates: NYC Area eBird.org Table (Nassau Co. +2)

2010-11-25 Thread Ben Cacace
migration. • Click on location name *in table* to view notes. • On the table, for each location, *click on species #* for Bar Charts showing *abundance* by species, *First Arrivals* in descending order by date and *Top 100 Birders* by location. Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info

[nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 25 November 2010

2010-11-26 Thread Ben Cacace
Transcriber: Ben Cacace BEGIN TAPE Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, November 25th 2010 at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are COMMON GROUND-DOVE update, FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER in Connecticut, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, CAVE SWALLOW, LITTLE GULL, BLACK-HEADED GULL

[nysbirds-l] Updates: NYC Area eBird.org Table (3 counties Central Park)

2010-11-26 Thread Ben Cacace
in descending order by date and Top 100 Birders by location. Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http

[nysbirds-l] Updates: NYC Area eBird.org Table (Cave Swallow)

2010-11-28 Thread Ben Cacace
Bar Charts showing abundance by species, First Arrivals in descending order by date and Top 100 Birders by location. Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[nysbirds-l] Updates: NYC Area eBird.org Table (Richmond, Nassau, Central Pk)

2010-11-29 Thread Ben Cacace
a map of all sightings for the Fall migration. • On the table, for each location, click on species # under Bar Charts showing abundance by species, First Arrivals in descending order by date and Top 100 Birders by location. Ben Cacace Manhattan, NYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http

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