* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 31, 2017
- Birds mentioned
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
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electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
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
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
Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, March 31st 2017
at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are MEW GULL, TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE,
BLACK-HEADED GULL, EARED GREBE, ROSS'S GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, NORTHERN
GOSHAWK, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, RED CROSSBILL and Spring migrants.
On Staten Island on Wednesday an adult MEW GULL was first spotted at Miller
Field in New Dorp before later relocating to nearby Midland Beach joining
the Ring-billed Gull flocks there. Apparently the new world form
brachyrhynchus the MEW GULL was not relocated Thursday or today.
The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was still on location Monday near blue house #1625
North Sea Drive in Southold but we have no subsequent reports.
An immature BLACK-HEADED GULL was spotted in Moriches Sunday where Route 80
crosses over the Forge River.
The EARED GREBE was reported as recently as yesterday off Oak Beach in Fire
A ROSS'S GOOSE appeared Thursday at Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream where
a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER also continues.
A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was still present Thursday at the Marine Park Salt
Marsh Nature Center in Brooklyn.
The 2 lingering immature NORTHERN GOSHAWKS were reported as recently as
Wednesday at Massapequa Preserve and Tuesday in Prospect Park where it was
seen near Breeze Hill.
A pair of RED CROSSBILLS were still present last weekend at the Edgewood
Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Deer Park but we have no more recent data.
ICELAND GULL was still present in Brooklyn last Saturday. Today 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS and a nice count of 19 WILSON'S SNIPES were present at
Floyd Bennett Field with other LESSER BLACK-BACKEDS during the week seen
Saturday at Cammann's Pond in Merrick, at Sunken Meadow State Park and in
A few RED-NECKED GREBES around included 2 at Coney Island Beach last
Saturday and one lingering on Central Park reservoir. A RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER continues in Central Park just west of East 68th Street with
another still in Kissena Park Wednesday. And unusual was a PILEATED
WOODPECKER at Inwood Hill Park last Saturday.
A reasonable and not unexpected influx of migrants this week has featured
GREAT and SNOWY EGRETS, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, PIPING
PLOVER, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED
and BARN SWALLOWS, BROWN THRASHER, PINE and PALM WARBLERS and CHIPPING,
SEASIDE and SWAMP SPARROWS.
To phone in reports during the day except Sunday call Tom Burke at (212)
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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