* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Dec. 1, 2016
- Birds mentioned
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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
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 NYS Rare Bird alert for Thursday, December 1st.
The PINK-FOOTED GOOSE originally discovered at Hendrickson Park, Nassu
County on Nov 1, continued to at least Nov 30, and is likely still
frequenting the area.
The female KING EIDER at Ransom Beach, Bayville, found 10 Nov, was present
to at least 16 Nov.
2 MARBLED GODWIT (S) were sighted from a kayak near Big Egg Marsh, Jamaica
Bay on Nov 13, possibly the same birds that have been in the area since
A first winter LITTLE GULL was found off Montauk Point Nov 23, and a first
year GLAUCOUS GULL was loafing on the beach off Lido Park West on 13 Nov.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found at Bill Richardson Park, Suffolk Nov 18
and 26, and another, an immature male, was photographed at Sunken Meadow SP
on 19 Nov.
A selasphorus hummingbird visiting a private North Fork Long Island feeder
in Aquebogue was first reported to the list 22 Nov, but had apparently been
around for four weeks. So far there are no diagnostic photos to pin it to
species, and no further reports.
A WESTERN KINGBIRD was a one-day wonder at Jones Beach West End Nov 19.
An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER discovered at Lido West Park in Nassau County
Nov 13 was still being reported at least to Nov 27. Another Ash-throat was
found at the less accessible Bushwick Inlet Park, Brooklyn Nov 19-20.
At least two YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT (S) remain in lower Manhattan NYC parks;
one at Trinity Church found Nov 3 and still being reported as of Dec 1, the
other near City Hall Park seen at least to the 28th. Other Chat reports
come from Fort Pond Cemetery in Montauk 10 Nov, and Greenwood Cemetery 19
Two WESTERN TANAGER (S) were discovered within a day of one another -- a
female at City Hall Park in lower Manhattan on Nov 23 and remaining through
at least Dec 1, and an adult male at Conference House Park on Staten Island
found Nov 24 and reported to at least Nov 27.
RED CROSSBILL (S) are appearing in small, sporadic numbers, with 5-6 at
Jones Beach West End on Nov 19, one at Lido West Park on the 23rd, and 7 at
Jones Beach Nov 27. All were reported to have continued west and did not
In Westchester, 13 SANDHILL CRANE (S) were photographed flying over
Playland Park in Rye on Nov 23.
To phone in reports on Long Island, call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
weekdays call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483.
The compilers for this week's RBA were Shaibal Mitra and Patricia Lindsay.
Tom Burke is away on vacation. Tony Lauro has been ill for the past few
weeks and we are looking forward to a complete recovery soon.
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