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Northern Fulmar,©David Sibley

2 Apr Another Black Vulture report Broome Co. NY Town of Chenango. [David Nicosia ]
2 Apr Re:Yard Bird (follow up) ["syschiff" ]
2 Apr Central Park, NYC - Sunday April 2, 2017 - Common Loons, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Kinglets, etc. [Deborah Allen ]
1 Apr Top 10 Locations: New for 2 Counties (NYS eBird Hotspots) [Ben Cacace ]
1 Apr Pine Warblers ["Robert A. Proniewych" ]
1 Apr Queens American Bittern [Corey Finger ]
1 Apr Fwd: Prospect gos continuing kings []
1 Apr Goshawk in Brooklyn [Rob Bate ]
31 Mar Central Park, NYC 3/31 [Thomas Fiore ]
1 Apr Yard Bird ["syschiff" ]
31 Mar Fwd: [SINaturaList] First winter thayers gull at miller field 730 this am [Isaac Grant ]
1 Apr NYC Area RBA: 31 March 2017 [Ben Cacace ]
31 Mar eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists [Ben Cacace ]
31 Mar Thayers - No on Staten Island [isaac grant ]
30 Mar Bryant Park Woodcocks [Home ]
30 Mar Staten Island NYC Mew Gull NOT seen as of 8 a.m. Thurs.,3/30 [Thomas Fiore ]
30 Mar NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Apr/'17) [Ben Cacace ]
29 Mar Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside ["syschiff" ]
30 Mar Ross's Goose, Hendrickson Park, Valley Stream, Nassau [Tim Healy ]
1 Apr David Sibley on Leonard Lopate program/ WNYC (2 hr. program - maybe on about 1:15 or 1:30 pm) Sibley segment at end of program 1/2 hr or more [Patricia Pollock ]
30 Mar Re: Ross's Goose, Hendrickson Park, Valley Stream, Nassau - Yes [Michael Zito ]
29 Mar Re: Mew gull Staten Island [peter paul ]
29 Mar Re: Mew gull Staten Island [Jose Ramirez-Garofalo ]
29 Mar Fwd: [SINaturaList] Mew gull [Andrew Baksh ]
29 Mar Massapequa Goshawk [Robert Taylor ]
29 Mar Mew gull Staten Island [Isaac Grant ]
29 Mar Mew Gull - Staten Island [Jose Ramirez-Garofalo ]
28 Mar Central Park, NYC 3/28 [Thomas Fiore ]
28 Mar Survivor: Lincoln's Sparrow edition, Bryant Park [Tim Healy ]
28 Mar Goshawk musings [Michael Britt ]
28 Mar SW Suffolk Laughing gulls ["Grover, Bob" ]
27 Mar Manhattan "grail-bird;; & Central Park, NYC 3/26-27 [Thomas Fiore ]
27 Mar Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
27 Mar North Shore Audubon Society meeting - this Tuesday, March 28, 2017. "Native Plants for a Bird-friendly Habitat" ["Nancy Tognan" ]
26 Mar Around the PLT Preserve, Peconic , LI, NY [Frederick Kedenburg ]
26 Mar Re:Around the PLT Preserve, Peconic , LI, NY [Frederick Kedenburg ]
26 Mar Black-headed Gull Forge River Suffolk Co LI [Patricia Lindsay ]
26 Mar Crossbills back edgewood [Karen Fung ]
25 Mar Bohemian Waxwings/Golden Eagle/Snow Buntings/Evening Grosbeaks and more [Joan Collins ]
25 Mar Keene Great Gray - Yes! [Corey Finger ]
25 Mar 2016 NYSOA County Listers - PLEASE READ ["Carena Pooth" ]
25 Mar Central Park, NYC 3/25 - RHWP, RNGR, Warblers, Kinglets, Rusty BB's & more [Thomas Fiore ]
25 Mar Croton point park [Larry Trachtenberg ]
25 Mar Riverhead and EPCAL []
25 Mar Allep Pond Park ["syschiff" ]
25 Mar Re: Common Raven hanging out in shopping center- Rocky Point, Suffolk Co [Mike ]
25 Mar Oak Brush Plains Preserve Birds (Suffolk Co.) [Ken Feustel ]
25 Mar Oakland Lake, Queens - Red-throated Loon [Ian Resnick ]
25 Mar Red crossbils Edgewood yes [Arie Gilbert ]
24 Mar Re: Next Big Migratory Push Friday / Saturday [Peter ]
25 Mar Re: Next Big Migratory Push Friday / Saturday [Peter ]
24 Mar NYC Area RBA: 24 March 2017 [Ben Cacace ]
24 Mar Great gray owl Keene bohemian waxwings lake placid [David Klauber ]
24 Mar Edgewood Preserve- Red Crossbills, Sunken Meadow SP- RHWO continues (Suffolk County) [Vinny Pellegrino ]
24 Mar Jones beach strip ["syschiff" ]
23 Mar Chandler Robbins, friend to birds and birdwatchers, dies at 98 - The Washington Post [Larry Trachtenberg ]
23 Mar eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists [Ben Cacace ]
23 Mar woodcocks at NYBG still there? [Andrew Block ]
23 Mar N. Goshawk ["Robert A. Proniewych" ]
22 Mar Central Park, NYC 3/22 [Thomas Fiore ]
22 Mar Rough-legged Hawks Suffolk [d Futuyma ]
22 Mar Chandler S. Robbins: 1918-2017 [Joe DiCostanzo ]
22 Mar Massapequa Goshawk (Nassau County) [Robert Taylor ]
21 Mar Signs of spring - brookhaven town []
20 Mar Goshawk update []
20 Mar Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
20 Mar Re:Brooklyn Black headed Gull red hook - NO [Dennis Hrehowsik ]
21 Mar Eared Grebe, Oak Beach - Yes [Michael Zito ]
20 Mar Brooklyn Black headed Gull red hook [Dennis Hrehowsik ]
25 Mar Re: Red crossbils Edgewood yes [Long Island Birding ]
25 Mar 3 common mergansers at kissena park queens ["Joseph O'Sullivan" ]
20 Mar Reminder: Tomorrow BBC Evening Presentation Tuesday March 21st [Dennis Hrehowsik ]
20 Mar TONIGHT Queens County Bird Club - Monday, March 20 - Mike Bottini presents "Flying Squirrels, Coyotes, and River Otters" ["Nancy Tognan" ]
20 Mar Goshawk update from Yesterday KINGS Prospect Park []
19 Mar Do you have half hour to help 3/25 gull/waterfowl count in NY LIS waters? [Thomas Robben ]
19 Mar Fwd: Do you have one hour to help our 3/25 gull/waterfowl count in NY LIS waters? [Thomas Robben ]

Subject: Another Black Vulture report Broome Co. NY Town of Chenango.
From: David Nicosia <daven102468 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 19:48:41 -0400
All,

Before this year, we would have single Black Vultures seen about once every
1-2 years or so
In Broome County.

We had 7 earlier in March and now today another one was seen
soaring north with a group of TVs over Boland Pond, an ebird hotspot
in Broome County. The bird was found by Jon Weeks. I wonder if pretty
soon this won't be as big a deal as this specie seems to be rapidly
spreading north!

Best,
Dave Nicosia

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Subject: Re:Yard Bird (follow up)
From: "syschiff" <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 19:15:34 -0400
 New Yard Bird Follow-up

Many birders got a kick out of my little story. But, there's a bit of 
background behind it. Sam Jannazzo has been telling our local birders that I 
have Pterodactyls on my life list based on the fact that I started birding long 
before many of them were born. So besides the April fool, it's an inside joke. 


I'm glad those who responded enjoyed it. And thanks for the kind words. 




Sy Schiff



  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: syschiff 
  To: NYSBIRDS_L 
  Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2017 8:41 AM
  Subject: Yard Bird


   New Yard Bird: April 1

 Many of my friends have berated me because I have birds on my Life List that 
they can no longer get. Well the joke is on them, because this morning a 
PINK-STRIPED LESSER PTERODACTYL swooped down, took a squirrel, flew into a 
tree, swallowed it whole before it flew off to the East. 


 Although not considered a bird by many, some experts group this family of 
flying reptiles just after the Grebes which is where I count it. I am reviewing 
some poor pictures taken. 





  Sy Schiff




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Subject: Central Park, NYC - Sunday April 2, 2017 - Common Loons, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Kinglets, etc.
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 18:09:41 -0400 (EDT)
Central Park NYC
Sunday April 2, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the 
dock on Turtle Pond at 9am. 


Canada Goose - 50+ Reservoir
Gadwall - 4 Reservoir
Mallard - at least 40 Reservoir
Northern Shoveler - at least 54 (47 Reservoir, 7 Turtle Pond, others on the 
Lake) 

Bufflehead - 10 Reservoir
Hooded Merganser - pair Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - at least 14 Reservoir
Pied-billed Grebe - 2 Reservoir
Red-necked Grebe - Reservoir (probably the bird rehabbed by WBF)
Mourning Dove - various locations - signs of nest-building (RDC)
American Coot - 5 Reservoir
Herring Gull - around 30 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull -at least 10 Reservoir & flyovers
Common Loon - 2 Reservoir (north end (DA) & south end (Jeff Ward) before walk - 
north end bird also seen on walk 

Double-crested Cormorant - a least 4 (1 Reservoir, 4 Turtle Pond)
Sharp-shinned Hawk - eating what looked like an American Robin Point/Oven 
(thanks to photographer Matthew) 

Red-tailed Hawk - probably 4
Red-headed Woodpecker - first-spring bird continues at the Dene (near E 68th 
Street) 

Red-bellied Woodpecker - several
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 6 (Pinetum, Turtle Pond, Upper Lobe, Tupelo Field, 2 
Maintenance Field) 

Northern Flicker - one or two (Upper Lobe & Mugger's Woods)
American Kestrel - over Turtle Pond (Jeff Ward)
Eastern Phoebe - Great Lawn, Turtle Pond
Blue Jay - various locations
Common Raven - over Maintenance Field
Black-capped Chickadee - several locations
Tufted Titmouse - fewer than in March
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Mugger's Wood (Karen Evans)
White-breasted Nuthatch - (Pinetum (Carine Mitchell), Tupelo Field, Evodia 
Field, Top of Oven) 

Brown Creeper - top of Oven (Sandra Critelli), later spotted bathing at stream 
into Oven (Jeff Ward) 

Golden-crowned Kinglet - Oven
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - at least 2 Holly near Gill Overlook (Noa Cruz)
American Robin - around 50
Brown Thrasher - Maintenance Field (Jeff Ward)
House Finch - male & female Evodia Field feeders
American Goldfinch - at least 5 (feeders & near Gill Overlook)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - east end of Turtle Pond
Eastern Towhee - heard in hedge at Boathouse
Fox Sparrow - at least 3 (2 Mugger's Woods, 1 Evodia Field (Sandra Critelli))
Song Sparrow - Pinetum (Dennis), 2 Reservoir, Great Lawn, Upper Lobe
Swamp Sparrow - Upper Lobe (Jeff Ward)
White-throated Sparrow - many
Dark-eyed Junco - flock of at least 12 Great Lawn/Locust Grove
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird - feeders
Common Grackle - at least 40


Deb Alperin reported a Pine Warbler at Tanner's Spring

Mayra & Noa Cruz went down to the 59th Street pond while the rest of us were 
having lunch & found: Black-crowned Night-Heron, Northern Pintail, Palm 
Warbler, and Yellow Warbler. This is a very early Yellow Warbler, certainly the 
earliest arrival date for Central Park. 


Bob's Saturday walk (April 1st) featured a Hermit Thrush, male Tree Swallow, 
and 2 Common Ravens. 


Deb Allen

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Subject: Top 10 Locations: New for 2 Counties (NYS eBird Hotspots)
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 17:09:51 -0400
Location pages have been created for the current top 10 sites for both
Genesee and Wayne Counties based on total species seen. Numbers in
parentheses represents the # of sub-locations for those sites.

If there are any issues with any of the pages please let me know off list.
Also, if you have visited any of these sites could you verify that the '
Directions' link on the location pages points to a public parking spot or
to an entrance to the site? Thanks ...

*GENESEE COUNTY*
Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant (3)
Bergen Swamp (5)
Darien Lakes State Park (2)
Elba Mucklands
Feeder Ditch
Genesee County Park and Forest
Gypsum Ponds
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (Genesee Co.) (9)
Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Area (5)
Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area (Genesee Co.) (9)

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Genesee

*WAYNE COUNTY*
Bear Creek Harbor
Beechwood State Park (2)
Broadway Rd.
Brown Rd., Wolcott
Chimney Bluffs SP
Lake Shore Marshes Wildlife Management Area (5)
Montezuma (NMWMA) (Wayne Co.) (15)
Montezuma Audubon Center
Sodus Bay
Sodus Bay, Sodus Point

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Wayne

-- 
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC
Wiki for NYS eBird Hotspots

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Subject: Pine Warblers
From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 11:58:03 -0400
A quick walk at Hempstead Lake SP produced a small fallout of at least 15
Pine Warblers. All were feeding on or close to the ground at the north end
of the South Pond. One individual was heard singing.
Robert Proniewych

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Subject: Queens American Bittern
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 13:08:35 -0400
Currently on northeast shore of pond at Baisley Pond Park, Queens.

Good Birding,
Corey Finger

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Subject: Fwd: Prospect gos continuing kings
From: prosbird AT aol.com
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:21:52 -0400

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail


-----Original Message-----
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To: ebirdsnyc 
Sent: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 10:12 AM
Subject: Prospect gos continuing kings





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Subject: Goshawk in Brooklyn
From: Rob Bate <robsbate AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:08:20 -0400
The Prospect Park Goshawk is currently perched in the tallest tree on Breeze 
Hill overlooking the parking lot. Spotted once again by Kathy Toomey! 


Rob Bate
Brooklyn
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Subject: Central Park, NYC 3/31
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:01:15 -0400
Friday, 31 March, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Some definite spring bird-movement was seen from Thursday to Friday at Central 
Park, perhaps of much long-distance but at least species filtering in somewhat 
against the weather-trend… with a few species also picking up in numbers. 


A long-lingering Red-headed Woodpecker remains in the area a bit west of East 
68th-69th Streets in the park, this bird now in spring color. It may or may not 
stay on a while longer, typical departures of this species when having wintered 
here is in April or for some, very early May, rarely any later. 


An Eastern Bluebird was found on Thursday in the north end of the park. Usually 
less common a sight in spring, & not quite common most years in fall, in 
Manhattan, that is. Today, if not by earlier this week, a few Great Egrets came 
in for landings, sitting in several locations this very wet Friday, and with 
Black-crowned Night-Herons a-plenty for company. 


A Palm Warbler (bright ‘eastern’ type) was on a lawn near the north side of 
the Pinetum this morning. As were some Chipping Sparrows (perhaps 25+ in 
scattered spots today, often with other sparrows and juncos). There’ve been a 
very slight up-tick in Flickers, all of thew Yellow-shafted type. 


On the reservoir, joining the (not-a-rehab.) Red-necked Grebe were at least 3 
Common Loons (at least 2 present on Thursday) of which one in breeding-finery, 
others in still-wintry plumage. 


A rundown on birds seen in these 2 days, today & Thursday 3/30 in Central:

Common Loon (minimum of 3 in reservoir, Friday)
Pied-billed Grebe (reservoir)
Red-necked Grebe (reservoir)
Double-crested Cormorant (multiple, various areas)
Great Blue Heron (several locations & individuals)
Great Egret (minimum of 3 in park, Friday)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (up to 12 in park this week, in several locations)
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon (ongoing at the Meer)
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail (ongoing at The Pond)
Green-winged Teal (1 m., on the Lake)
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser (one pair lingering)
Ruddy Duck
Osprey
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
American Coot (lingering, multiple)
American Woodcock
Ring-billed Gull
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker (1, as noted above)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (still rather few, yet)
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker (slight increase this week)
Eastern Phoebe (good increase earlier this week)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee (some winterers departed)
Tufted Titmouse (as per previous species)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 or 2 lingering or passing thru)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren (1, Thursday)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (many have passed already)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (a few over-winterers)
Eastern Bluebird (Thursday)
Hermit Thrush (a few perhaps starting to appear, as well as wintered)
American Robin (1,000+ in the park on Friday)
Gray Catbird (overwintered)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Warbler (few continuing from past week, more likely fairly soon)
Palm Warbler (1, Friday at Pinetum area)
Eastern Towhee (more than several now)
Chipping Sparrow (25++ in park, Friday)
Field Sparrow
[Red] Fox Sparrow (modest no’s. still to today, Friday)
Song Sparrow (near-abundant now)
Swamp Sparrow (few, including a few arrivals)
White-throated Sparrow (new batches: 500+++ in park today)
Dark-eyed Junco (some new arrivals moving thru)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird (Loch)
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow 

———————
"Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as inevitable that 
which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or the vision 
to demand that which is good?" 

- Rachel Carson (1907-1964; marine biologist, conservationist, author whose 
books include ‘Silent Spring’. Sir David Attenborough has remarked that 
that book may have had an effect on science second only to Charles Darwin’s 
“On the Origin of Species”.) 


"Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you 
haven't done a thing. You are just talking.” 

- Wangari Muta Mathaii (1940-2011; activist, author, planter of trees, member 
of Parliament in Kenya, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the first 
environmentalist in the world and first African woman to receive that honor) 


Good -and ethical- birding… - spring IS here,

Tom Fiore
manhattan



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Subject: Yard Bird
From: "syschiff" <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 08:41:17 -0400
 New Yard Bird: April 1

Many of my friends have berated me because I have birds on my Life List that 
they can no longer get. Well the joke is on them, because this morning a 
PINK-STRIPED LESSER PTERODACTYL swooped down, took a squirrel, flew into a 
tree, swallowed it whole before it flew off to the East. 


Although not considered a bird by many, some experts group this family of 
flying reptiles just after the Grebes which is where I count it. I am reviewing 
some poor pictures taken. 





Sy Schiff




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Subject: Fwd: [SINaturaList] First winter thayers gull at miller field 730 this am
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:53:24 -0400
Forwarding email. See below. 

Isaac Grant
Senior Loan Officer

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Richard Veit rrveit23 AT gmail.com [SINaturaList]" 
 

> Date: March 31, 2017 at 8:24:23 AM EDT
> To: SINaturaList AT yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [SINaturaList] First winter thayers gull at miller field 730 this am
> Reply-To: SINaturaList AT yahoogroups.com
> 
> about half way between se parking lot and high school - flew down to said 
parking lot, wheeled around and landed amongs main gull (herring) flock by high 
school 

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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 31 March 2017
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 04:13:51 -0400
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 31, 2017
* NYNY1703.31

- Birds mentioned
MEW GULL+
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

ROSS'S GOOSE
EURASIAN WIGEON
Red-necked Grebe
EARED GREBE
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
American Oystercatcher
Piping Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Wilson's Snipe
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Brown Thrasher
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
RED CROSSBILL

- 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

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 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
Island Inlet.

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
Lattingtown.

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)
372-1483.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
National Audubon Society. Thank you for calling.

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Subject: eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:35:08 -0400
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

It isn't possible to spot these additions from old checklists. On the
'Overview' page you can sort on 'First Seen' but if the species wasn't
added recently it won't appear at the top of the list.

For each county on the wiki click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a
Location' line:
— http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
months.

*Delaware County:*
Lesser Black-backed Gull (26-Mar-2017)

*Hamilton County:*
Gadwall (28-Mar-2017)
Redhead (28-Mar-2017)

*Richmond County:*
Mew Gull (29-Mar-2017)

*Wayne County:*
Long-eared Owl (19-Mar-2017)

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Subject: Thayers - No on Staten Island
From: isaac grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:03:08 -0400
No sign of the previously reported young bird. Jose and I looked for about
2 hours. Checked all of the gulls in the field and also checked the beach.
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Subject: Bryant Park Woodcocks
From: Home <drogin AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:16:07 -0400
At least 2 more American Woodcocks arrived at Bryant Park today (the third one 
I saw may have been the first flying to a new location). They were at the 
garden house in the southeast corner, the northwest corner side across from the 
Patenque court, and the center ivy plot west of the birdbath. 

Alan Drogin

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Subject: Staten Island NYC Mew Gull NOT seen as of 8 a.m. Thurs.,3/30
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:08:44 -0400
Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The original finder of the Staten Island (Richmond County, a borough in N.Y. 
City) MEW Gull seen yesterday (Wed., March 29th), Dr. Richard Veit, has 
reported NOT finding the gull this morning in the same areas, as of search-time 
between 7-8 a.m., on Thursday. (It’s very possible that the gull is still in 
the area, or in the region, and may be re-located at some point.) 


-------
Over in Manhattan, N.Y. City, some of the birds long-lingering at Central Park 
were still around this day, including a brightly-plumaged Red-headed Woodpecker 
in the area of the park just west of near East 68-69th Streets. The area to 
start looking for it is often a bit north of a rustic wooden shelter perched on 
a rocky rise, & as far north from there as the flagpole ‘vicinity' nearest 
the East 69th St. park entrance. The woodpecker may be quite high in branches & 
can sometimes take time to locate. 


A Red-necked Grebe, & a Common Loon (the latter in breeding-finery) have been 
on the CP reservoir. A number of additional early-spring (& expected) migrants 
are around the park. 


A modest movement of Vultures passing the park’s airspace and continuing 
north over Manhattan on Wednesday (3/29) included several Black Vultures, & at 
least 21 Turkey Vultures in a period of about 90 minutes. Osprey had been seen 
over the park, also moving north, in addition to a few other raptor species on 
migration. 


Further reports, as warranted…

good birding & good gulling-luck,

Tom Fiore
manhattan





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Subject: NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Apr/'17)
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:02:43 -0400
Thanks to  AT Team_eBird for their dedication to keeping eBird.org running
smoothly and for the group of New York State hotspot moderators for their
time reviewing shared location suggestions.

The wiki page site was developed to access data on eBird.org and in places
it includes additional links to birding resources at the county and
location levels. If you have any suggestions for additional links please
[let me know] send them to me off list.

Species totals have been updated for all county pages. This includes the
total number of species with an equivalent color code highlighting the
county name based on colors used on eBird maps. The alphabetical list of
counties on the main page has been updated with total spp. #.

*Hotspot pages*: All location pages have been updated on the wiki. These
include 597 pages representing a total of 1,259 out of 5,550 hotspots
(22.7%). Updates involve # of species and color codings based on species #
along with updated 2017 periods on the bar chart tables displaying the
Current Month: Apr./2017, Prior Month: Mar./2017 and the current two month
period Mar.-Apr./2017 along with the current year: 2017.

For the following counties there are individual wiki pages for the Top 10
locations at the top of the list of shared locations: Cayuga, Erie, Monroe,
Niagara, Orange, Oswego, Seneca, Tompkins, Kings (Brooklyn), Queens,
Richmond (Staten Island), Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Westchester and New
York (Borough of Manhattan) Counties have all shared locations linked to
wikipages.

Counties with 'static' pages do not need to be maintained on a monthly
basis. These include pages for at least the Top 10 locations: Chautauqua,
Bronx, Chautauqua, Hamilton, Jefferson & Onondaga with Putnam County
currently having all shared locations linked to wikipages.

An *alphabetical list of all hotspots* now exist on a single page. Links
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right of any hotspot will bring up the county page showing all hotspots for
the county. See bottom of message for the link which appears on the top of
the New York State page.

*Bar Charts (Species Lists)*: For all county and top 10 location pages
there are tables showing the months, seasons and several time frames for
the current year. Clicking any of these links will bring up a complete list
of species and other taxa with bar charts representing abundance. To see a
list of species for *all* periods click on the name above the months i.e.
'New York State (476 spp.)' or 'Franklin County (242 spp.)'.

*Maps of sightings*: After bringing up a bar chart list you'll see a MAP
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the latest sightings. Red icons show sightings within the past 30 days.
Click on the icons to see a list of who reported each species and click on
'Checklist' to view their submission. Click on 'Explore Rich Media' in the
right sidebar to view locations with photos, audio or video. These also
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the location i.e. Massapequa Preserve in Nassau County with its 2 locations.

*Printable Checklists*: a link has been created to produce an eBird
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multiple graphs on a page the left/right is generally north/south or
west/east. If you spot any issues please let me know off line.

Click '*Overview*' on any of the wiki pages to bring up a sortable list of
all species along with the latest checklists submitted and a list of the
Top eBirders. The default sort is for the latest additions to the State,
County or location.

Check out '*My Location Life List*', '*My County Life List*' and '*My State
Life List*' links on their respective pages.

For each location page click on '*Google Map Directions*' to bring up a
Google Map page. On Google Maps click 'Directions' then 'Transit' to plot a
public transportation route. By clicking 'More Options and Times' you can
refine your search. This also works with 'Driving' and 'Walking'.

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Subject: Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside
From: "syschiff" <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:39:00 -0400
MNSA 29 Mar

The first SNOWY EGRET showed up yesterday afternoon. This morning there were 2. 
A recent GREAT EGRET continues and the resident OSPREYs have set up house 
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Subject: Ross's Goose, Hendrickson Park, Valley Stream, Nassau
From: Tim Healy <tph56 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:53:52 -0400
He's done it again, folks. Papa Healy just sent me photos of a Ross's Goose 
seen on the lake at Hendrickson Park during his morning bike ride. As with the 
Pink-foot discovery, I am unavoidably detained after work today until after 
dark. Hopefully it sticks around for people to see...note that the park lights 
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Subject: David Sibley on Leonard Lopate program/ WNYC (2 hr. program - maybe on about 1:15 or 1:30 pm) Sibley segment at end of program 1/2 hr or more
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 20:02:47 +0000 (UTC)
Folks, I missed beginning, and didn't get to library un til Saturday & didn't 
bring earphones, but try Thurs. or Fri. he's got lots to sayand new editionof 
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Subject: Re: Ross's Goose, Hendrickson Park, Valley Stream, Nassau - Yes
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:00:34 -0400
Hello, Just wanted to give a positive report the bird is still there, 
red-headed woodpecker is also still there. 

Mike Z.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 30, 2017, at 8:53 AM, Tim Healy  wrote:
> 
> He's done it again, folks. Papa Healy just sent me photos of a Ross's Goose 
seen on the lake at Hendrickson Park during his morning bike ride. As with the 
Pink-foot discovery, I am unavoidably detained after work today until after 
dark. Hopefully it sticks around for people to see...note that the park lights 
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> 
> Cheers!
> -Tim H
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Subject: Re: Mew gull Staten Island
From: peter paul <pepaul AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:47:34 -0400
Has anyone seen this bird since this morning?  Updates of any kind would be
very welcome

Thanks,
Tripper

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 8:57 AM, Isaac Grant 
wrote:

> I just relocated the bird on the beach at Midland Beach. This is directly
> across from the pine trees where the red crossbill was seen for most of the
> winter. It is right across from the blue bathrooms. The bird was first
> found by Dick Veit feeding on the lawn at Millerfield.
>
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Subject: Re: Mew gull Staten Island
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:57:12 +0000
The bird hasn't been seen for about an hour. I did re-locate it further
down the beach but it was flushed by one of the many dog walkers near the
gulls.

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 1:48 PM peter paul  wrote:

> Has anyone seen this bird since this morning?  Updates of any kind would
> be very welcome
>
> Thanks,
> Tripper
>
> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 8:57 AM, Isaac Grant 
> wrote:
>
> I just relocated the bird on the beach at Midland Beach. This is directly
> across from the pine trees where the red crossbill was seen for most of the
> winter. It is right across from the blue bathrooms. The bird was first
> found by Dick Veit feeding on the lawn at Millerfield.
>
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Subject: Fwd: [SINaturaList] Mew gull
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:39:16 -0400
Give it up for Professor Veit who puts in the field work!

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others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick 
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風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
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> The adult Mew Gull is very dark mantled, dark eyed and with a heavily marked 
head - almost like winter lesser black-backed at first glance - stands out 
relatively easily amongst ring-billeds. it could be western north American 
brachyrhynchus based on bill size -- if anyone can get close photos that would 
be great. its faily clearly not kamchatkensis 

> 
>> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 9:28 AM, SINaturalist sinaturalist AT yahoo.com 
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>> The adult mew gull is sitting on Midland Beach - near blue bathrooms at end 
of Ft Cap. 

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Subject: Massapequa Goshawk
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:13:48 -0400
By least bittern pond, trying to relocate it

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Subject: Mew gull Staten Island
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:57:10 -0400
I just relocated the bird on the beach at Midland Beach. This is directly 
across from the pine trees where the red crossbill was seen for most of the 
winter. It is right across from the blue bathrooms. The bird was first found by 
Dick Veit feeding on the lawn at Millerfield. 


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Subject: Mew Gull - Staten Island
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:30:20 +0000
There is an adult Mew Gull at Miller Field in Staten Island, directly in
front of New Dorp High School.

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Subject: Central Park, NYC 3/28
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:44:44 -0400
Tuesday, 28 March, 2017 -

There was a good migrant-movement on Monday night, cut just somewhat in the 
pre-dawn hours of Tuesday by a fairly potent rain-making weather system which 
crossed the metro NYC region well before daylight began. Evidence of (a bit of) 
that migration at Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City) were in the form of many 
more American Robins - the best, largest, single-view flock I encountered in 
the morning was on the NE portion of the North Meadow fields, with my count 
stopping at 330 of those worm-hungry birds in a single view & somewhat more off 
to one side or another near there. 


Other species arriving, not immediately evident but present in number, were 
Chipping Sparrows, some dozen or more in half that many locations; some Swamp 
Sparrows were in the brightest plumage I’ve yet seen any in this spring, but 
not so many, whereas Song Sparrows were easily the most numerous (yes, more 
than White-throated, if one cared to keep looking for them) with many, many 
hundreds in the park today… Fox Sparrows were in a good many areas & like a 
lot of the songbirds, were getting well-tuned, some singing from quite-high 
perches; I found it not possible to walk thru the Ramble without constantly 
hearing one or more with a.m. drizzles still ongoing; an eastern towhee here & 
there, not of certainty the beginnings of their increase, rather a group of few 
that had overwintered successfully, now perhaps moving about more than in 
winter; Eastern Phoebes were as numerous this day as on any prior, some sites 
having a half-dozen within a very short walk or even at times all in a long 
view. On the other hand, Pine Warbler was not easy to come by, but I managed 
two, one bright, another drab, in different parts of the park. A Chipping 
Sparrow or two were also present at least by Monday, but their arrival was more 
general, if limited by Tuesday. 


The reservoir offered a bit less diversity again today, & fewer of many ducks, 
an exception being Bufflleads which were numerous. A pair of Hooded Mergansers 
were back in the reservoir later on in the day, as well. A long-lingering 
Pintail maintained a presence on the Pond, where one of 2 Great Blue Herons was 
noticed; the 2nd was at Turtle Pond but seemed not to stay there all morning. 
Brown Creepers & Golden-crowned Kinglets were joined by a few new 
Yellow-shafted Flicker arrivals, scattered widely still, not in the numbers 
they may show in just a week or two. i did not detect any swallows today, & 
it’s possible Monday’s solo N. Rough-winged Swallow had moved on, from the 
Meer. 


Noticed as well these past several days are some Magnolia trees showing more 
than a few flowers opening just a bit warily, and Virginia Bluebells also in 
colorful near-open bud in some areas. Even some cherry trees are now indicating 
tinges & shades of pink in their buds. An adult Black-crowned Night-Heron again 
at the Meer observed a lot of this with what seemed the wary eye of one who 
knows snow & cold may not be all in our past, and that spring is still a fickle 
friend in this earliest stage. Despite that, in the first 3 hours of daylight, 
and especially the first two, a near-cacophony of bird song could be heard in a 
number of the more-wooded areas of the park. It seems possible there could be a 
bit more fresh arrival of spring migrants by Friday, if winds permit & storm 
systems are not too pervasive. 


- - - - -
"Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you 
haven't done a thing. You are just talking.” 

- Wangari Muta Mathaii (1940-2011; activist, author, planter of trees, member 
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Subject: Survivor: Lincoln's Sparrow edition, Bryant Park
From: Tim Healy <tph56 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:46:06 -0400
Against all odds, the Lincoln's Sparrow continues in Bryant Park, having 
survived the winter in NYC. I spotted the little tough guy hopping around the 
edge of the northeastern daffodil plot. Several Song Sparrows on the lawn were 
the only non-European-city-birds observed but I passed through very quickly. 


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Subject: Goshawk musings
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:54:24 -0400
On 12/13/14, I found an immature NORTHERN GOSHAWK at Liberty State Park
(just across the Hudson in Jersey City), while scouting for the Lower
Hudson CBC. My last conclusive sighting of the bird was during our Hudson
County Big Day on 5/9/15. It flushed from an upland field with a bulging
crop and flew into the woods.

However, on 5/30/15 I observed a bird that I slashed as a Cooper's
Hawk/Northern Goshawk. Here are my notes from eBird: "I was unable to gain
a full appreciation of this bird's size, although it was certainly a
large-ish, long-tailed accipiter. I first spotted it soaring fairly low,
over the intersection of Freedom Way & Morris Pesin. It wound up heading
over Liberty National, which fits within the overwintering Goshawk's
pattern. The bird was molting and the wingbeat cadence, deep and rapid,
with virtually no gliding was quite perplexing. Goshawk has a deep wingbeat
but both species glide often and do not normally flap as fast as this bird
did. The molt obviously affected the flight style. I'm really interested to
know if the young Gos is summering after the 5/9 sighting but I was too
mystified by the flight style, to check carefully for all relevant fields
marks. Cooper's Hawk has nested in recent years. A young Coop passing
through is not out of the question but neither is Gos is considering the
5/9 sighting."

It will interesting to see how long the Brooklyn bird stays...

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Subject: SW Suffolk Laughing gulls
From: "Grover, Bob" <rgrover AT gpinet.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:55:39 +0000
I always look forward to their return in the spring. Yesterday, there were 
single individuals at both Bay Shore Marina and the Babylon Village Dock. 
Larids on deck: Forster's Terns. 

Also of interest were two hen Goldeneye on Brightwaters Canal



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Subject: Manhattan "grail-bird;; & Central Park, NYC 3/26-27
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:55:01 -0400
2017 - Manhattan ...

A ‘grail’ of manhattan birding, one might argue this (endlessly), but for a 
species that is fairly common in much of NY state, the Pileated Woodpecker is 
*rara avis* for Manhattan island in pretty much all of written-historic times, 
although reasonably likely was a resident species in Dutch-managed times, and 
prior (and just possibly since for a while, ahead of the greater development of 
much of the 'island-empire’). 


On Saturday March 25th, a bird of this decidedly-non-extinct largest living N. 
American woodpecker was seen & fuzzily photographed by a single stalwart 
observer within the wooded heights of Inwood Hill Park, near the northern tip 
of Manhattan, where the species has, albeit very rarely, been observed in prior 
years, usually by sheer chance and luck, the luck greatly enhanced by being in 
the area at the right season, which tends to be about now (the very end of 
winter & first month or so of spring), when it’s feasible that adult pairs 
are courting and-or starting to work on nesting, and may push young Pileateds 
out of their preferred (the adults’) breeding territories. 


By Sunday, from when a number of local birders were made aware of the sighting, 
some of us put in time in that park, & (for me & possibly some others) in a few 
adjacent areas of northern Manhattan: and, as I’d anticipated, came up 
Pileated-less… while searching the nearly old-growth woods of this 
most-forested of Manhattan greenspaces, with its many snags and large trees, 
hundreds & hundreds of them appropriate to a Pileated or three… and a bit 
challenging to seek even such a big showy bird in. A slight possibility exists 
that this bird is still in that park, perhaps quietly having a look, wondering 
whether it is an appropriate place to hang around, or showing even in that 
more-quiet woods a few signs and signals that a vast metropolis is as near as 
can be, by the wingbeats of a bird of near-charismatic-megafauna as we might 
find in such a location. Thanks to that observer, and to all who put in even a 
few minutes, or much more of their birding energies, seeking a grail-bird… of 
manhattan island, that is. 


-  -  -
Birds in Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City) on Sunday (3/26) included a 
Red-headed Woodpecker that is continuing (on Monday-today as well, when it was 
a bit more to the west of East 69th Street -or) in the area just west of East 
68th Street, a Red-necked Grebe (to Sunday) which is perhaps NOT (probably not, 
in my opinion) the one that had been released there some many weeks ago, & had 
not been seen for some time prior to the current individual’s appearance, in 
the CP reservoir - and some but not all of the freshly-arrived migrants which 
were so apparent the day before, on Saturday… but still in some locations, 
Pine Warbler, Golden-crowned Kinglet, & a few others, all as seen in rather 
greater numbers this past Saturday. 


Monday, 27 March, at Central Park -

Northern Rough-winged Swallow is often the first of swallow species to be found 
in this park, ahead of Tree Swallow which of course may even overwinter 
successfully (some years) in the region - today’s ‘roughie' was first seen 
at the Meer, which is often where some of the swallows will be found ahead of 
appearances at & over other waterbodies in the park… other Monday birds, not 
new to the year in CP, included a few Pine Warblers, in scattered locations 
from south to north (I found 3, others saw a couple in alternative sites), as 
well as a spate of Dark-eyed Juncos, otherwise seeming a bit scarce today, that 
flock in the SE-most corner of Sheep Meadow. The only Hooded Mergansers I 
happened on were a pair resting at the south edge of Turtle Pond… the drake 
Northern Pintail was still at The Pond, as it’s been all winter into these 
early-spring days, and a male Wood Duck & some very-alternate (breeding type) 
plumages in Ruddy Ducks were among Meer sightings under the solitary swallow, 
with a solo Black-crowned Night-Heron trying to blend into a small tree on the 
island there. The reservoir, although hardly emptied of waterbirds, had a bit 
more of that “first-of-May” feel, and I detected no larger grebes, no 
loons, and no swallows in the air above there, on this Monday afternoon. Plenty 
of N. Shovelers continue as they do at the Lake, & Buffleheads were not scarce 
just yet. Still awaiting an egret landed in the park, as well as a few small 
tail-waggers… other than zillions-&-jillions of dogs. 


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haven't done a thing. You are just talking.” 

- Wangari Muta Mathaii (1940-2011; activist, author, planter of trees, member 
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environmentalist in the world and first African woman to receive that honor) 


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:40:14 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - March 27 2017
*  NYSY  03.27.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):March 20, 2017 - 
March 27, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY 
counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands 
Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, 
Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: March 27  AT 5 p.m. 
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of March 20, 2017. 

Highlights--------------
TUNDRA SWANROSS’S GOOSECACKLING GOOSEBLUE-WINGED TEALEURASIAN GREEN-WINGED 
TEALEURASIAN WIGEONSANDHILL CRANETHAYER’S GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND 
GULLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLGREAT GRAY OWL (Extralimital) 


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------ 

     3/22: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen from East road. A SHORT-EARED OWL was 
seen from Carncross Road     3/23: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen from Carncross 
Road.     3/26: An EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was found at the Visitor’s 
Center. It was relocated today in the same spot. A BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen at 
the Visitor’s Center. A SANDHILL CRANE was seen from Carncross road.     
3/27: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen from Carncross Road. 


Derby Hill Hawk Watch------------
     After a slow beginning things are picking up at Derby. Yesterday 480 
hawks were counted including 6 GOLDEN EAGLES including one flying low enough to 
ID without binoculars. Also seen this week were CACKLING GEESE, SANDHILL CRANES 
and the first TREE SWALLOWS. 


Oswego County------------
     3/20: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Lanphere Road south of Mexico.   
  3/21: A GLAUCOUS GULL  was seen in Oswego Harbor.     3/24: 3 ICELAND 
GULLS continue at the lock in Phoenix.     3/26: A ROSS’GOOSE was seen in 
Oswego Harbor. A juvenile THAYER’S GULL continues at the lock in Phoenix. 


Onondaga County------------
     3/23: Last day the NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was reported at Beaver Lake 
Nature Center. 


Madison County------------
     3/25: A BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen in Pools Brook at Harsh Road.

Herkimer County------------
     3/216 TUNDRA SWANS, rare for this county, were seen in Weaver Pond on 
Rt. 20 west of Richfield Springs. 


Extralimital------------
     GREAT GRAY OWLS continue at Robert Moses State Park on Robinson Bay 
Road in St. Lawrence County (last seen on 3/26) and on Limekiln Road near Keene 
in Essex County (last seen on 3/25). 


Migrants reported this week.
OSPREYTREE SWALLOWLINCOLN’S SPARROWWILSON’S SNIPEFIELD SPARROWEASTERN 
PHOEBE      

     

-end report 
    
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Subject: North Shore Audubon Society meeting - this Tuesday, March 28, 2017. "Native Plants for a Bird-friendly Habitat"
From: "Nancy Tognan" <nancy.tognan AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:06:55 -0400
The North Shore Audubon Society will hold its monthly program on Tuesday,
March 28, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Manhasset Public Library, 30
Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset NY 11030.  All are invited, free of charge.

Public transportation users:  This location is a half-mile walk from the
Manhasset LIRR station.

 

Vincent Simeone will present "Native Plants for a Bird-Friendly Habitat"

     There has long been a debate between the virtues of native plants vs.
exotic species. Many worthwhile native trees, shrubs, perennials, and
groundcovers have gone ignored to put more emphasis on plants with Asian or
European nativity.  Many native plants can provide ornamental benefits and
function in the landscape. Because these plants are native, they will thrive
in our climate where sited correctly and support native wildlife.  This
presentation will dispel the notion that native plants are not as
interesting in the landscape as exotics.

     Vincent  Simeone is an experienced lecturer, instructor and
horticultural consultant. For the past 18 years Vincent has worked in public
horticulture at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in New York
where he is the Director.  He has written and contributed to various
gardening articles for magazines and newspapers including the Long Island
based newspaper, Newsday.  Since 2005 he has published six books. Also in
2010, Vincent was named Man of the Year by the Long Island Nursery and
Landscape Association. In 2014 Vincent was awarded the centurion award by
Farmingdale State College as the top 100 alumni over the past century. In
2015, was awarded the distinguished arborists award from the NYS
Arborists-ISA chapter.

                

For more information on NSAS programs and weekly walks, see
 www.northshoreaudubon.org  or

https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Shore-Audubon-Society/140649732651861 

 

Nancy Tognan

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Subject: Around the PLT Preserve, Peconic , LI, NY
From: Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:26:41 -0400
Hi Birders,
Had a nice early afternoon walk around the PLT’s Peconic Bluffs Preserve.

Right away I had a Coopers Hawk flying overhead making it’s cak, cak, cak 
call. I watched as it landed in the tall pines and as I approached Autumn Pond 
it flew off. I used the Audubon App to make the same call of the Coop. I 
watched as it flew off to another area. I have been convinced there has been a 
Coop around here causing a decline of starlings and blackbirds at my feeders. 


While observing the Hooded Mergansers and one female Pintail in Autumn Pond I 
heard the Cak noise again real loud. I turned around and the Coop was in the 
tree behind me about 10 yards away. We looked at each other and I guess the 
Coop realized I was not a rival and just flew off. They may be breeding around 
here so I will not be using the smart phone again during mating season. The 
birds need all the strength they can get this time of year so using a smart 
phone to call them in for you to see is not ethical birding. Wait for high 
summer for those smart phone bird-calls. 


Seen overhead again today and seen landing deep in the woods where I could not 
- would not - go, were the pair of Red-tailed Hawks. They were the pair I saw 
in courtship display a few days ago over Autumn Pond. I am sure they are 
setting up a nest around here. 


While at Autumn Pond I saw my first of this season Osprey pass over and check 
out Goldsmith’s Inlet. Also seen were our two Belted Kingfishers going back 
and forth from Autumn Pond to Goldsmith’s Inlet. Their unique electric-like 
chattering a marvel to hear in the natural world around us. It must be spring. 


Walking back home I heard the emphatic calls of our local woodpeckers claiming 
territory for the nesting season. The unique courtship call of the N Flicker 
was quite noticeable. The Red-bellies, Downy’s and Hairy’s are all so 
lovely as well. 


All our over-wintering birds are now taking advantage of their winter hardship 
and pairing up, claiming breeding territory and tree cavities for many. This is 
a great advantage to many species that do not not migrate. They get the jump on 
the spring migrants. 

For me the exceptions are the birds we feed in the winter but go north in the 
summer, such as the White-throated Sparrow and Dark-eyed Junco. Glad to give 
them fuel for their journey north. Love them all. 


What’s really cool is to travel in northern New England in Summer and hear 
the unique song of the DE Junco in it’s breeding territory. Then wondering, 
'hey that might the bird I fed last winter'. Well worth the cost at Agway ! LOL 


I still have Red-breasted Nuthatches coming around. Some are now coming close 
to the house and after the entire winter they have now discovered my suet 
feeders so now I get close up looks of them from indoors. 

That is all good as I enjoy hearing their the sound of their little toy horn. 
Not much different from that of the White-breasted, but you instantly notice 
it. 


Happy Spring Birding to all.

Thanks to the Peconic Land Trust for preserving these woods.

rk
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Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:24:20 -0400
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Hi Birders,
Had a nice early afternoon walk around the PLT=E2=80=99s Peconic Bluffs =
Preserve.

Right away I had a Coopers Hawk flying overhead making it=E2=80=99s cak, =
cak, cak call. I watched as it landed in the tall pines and as I =
approached Autumn Pond it flew off.  I used the Audubon App to make the =
same call of the Coop. I watched as it flew off to another area. I have =
been convinced there has been a Coop around here causing a decline of =
starlings and blackbirds at my feeders.

While observing the Hooded Mergansers and one female Pintail in Autumn =
Pond I heard the Cak noise again real loud. I turned around and the Coop =
was in the tree behind me about 10 yards away. We looked at each other =
and I guess the Coop realized I was not a rival and just flew off. They =
may be breeding around here so I will not be using the smart phone again =
during mating season. The birds need all the strength they can get this =
time of year so using a smart phone to call them in for you to see is =
not ethical birding. Wait for high summer for those smart phone =
bird-calls.

Seen overhead again today and seen landing deep in the woods where I =
could not - would not - go, were the pair of Red-tailed Hawks. They were =
the pair I saw in courtship display a few days ago over Autumn Pond. I =
am sure they are setting up a nest around here.

While at Autumn Pond I saw my first of this season Osprey pass over and =
check out Goldsmith=E2=80=99s Inlet. Also seen were our two Belted =
Kingfishers going back and forth from Autumn Pond to Goldsmith=E2=80=99s =
Inlet. Their unique electric-like chattering a marvel to hear in the =
natural world around us. It must be spring.

Walking back home I heard the emphatic calls of our local woodpeckers =
claiming territory for the nesting season. The unique courtship call of =
the N Flicker was quite noticeable. The Red-bellies, Downy=E2=80=99s and =
Hairy=E2=80=99s are all so lovely as well.

All our over-wintering birds are now taking advantage of their winter =
hardship and pairing up, claiming breeding territory and tree cavities =
for many. This is a great advantage to many species that do not not =
migrate. They get the jump on the spring migrants.
For me the exceptions are the birds we feed in the winter but go north =
in the summer, such as the White-throated Sparrow and Dark-eyed Junco. =
Glad to give them fuel for their journey north. Love them all.

What=E2=80=99s really cool is to travel in northern New England in =
Summer and hear the unique song of the DE Junco in it=E2=80=99s breeding =
territory. Then wondering, 'hey that might the bird I fed last winter'.  =
Well worth the cost at Agway ! LOL

I still have Red-breasted Nuthatches coming around. Some are now coming =
close to the house and after the entire winter they have now discovered =
my suet feeders so now I get close up looks of them from indoors.=20
That is all good as I enjoy hearing their the sound of their little toy =
horn. Not much different from that of the White-breasted, but you =
instantly notice it.

Happy Spring Birding to all.

Thanks to the Peconic Land Trust for preserving these woods.

rk




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Hi Birders,
Had a nice early afternoon = walk around the PLT=E2=80=99s Peconic Bluffs Preserve.

Right away I had a Coopers Hawk flying = overhead making it=E2=80=99s cak, cak, cak call. I watched as it landed = in the tall pines and as I approached Autumn Pond it flew off.  I = used the Audubon App to make the same call of the Coop. I watched as it = flew off to another area. I have been convinced there has been a Coop = around here causing a decline of starlings and blackbirds at my = feeders.

While = observing the Hooded Mergansers and one female Pintail in Autumn Pond I = heard the Cak noise again real loud. I turned around and the Coop was in = the tree behind me about 10 yards away. We looked at each other and I = guess the Coop realized I was not a rival and just flew off. They may be = breeding around here so I will not be using the smart phone again during = mating season. The birds need all the strength they can = get this time of year so using a smart phone to call them in for you to = see is not ethical birding. Wait for high summer for those smart phone = bird-calls.

Seen overhead again today and seen landing deep in the woods = where I could not - would not - go, were the pair of Red-tailed Hawks. = They were the pair I saw in courtship display a few days ago over Autumn = Pond. I am sure they are setting up a nest around here.

While at Autumn Pond I = saw my first of this season Osprey pass over and check out Goldsmith=E2=80= =99s Inlet. Also seen were our two Belted Kingfishers going back and = forth from Autumn Pond to Goldsmith=E2=80=99s Inlet. Their unique = electric-like chattering a marvel to hear in the natural world around = us. It must be spring.

Walking back home I heard the emphatic calls of our local = woodpeckers claiming territory for the nesting season. The unique = courtship call of the N Flicker was quite noticeable. The Red-bellies, = Downy=E2=80=99s and Hairy=E2=80=99s are all so lovely as well.

All our over-wintering = birds are now taking advantage of their winter hardship and pairing up, = claiming breeding territory and tree cavities for many. This is a great = advantage to many species that do not not migrate. They get the jump on = the spring migrants.
For me the exceptions are the = birds we feed in the winter but go north in the summer, such as the = White-throated Sparrow and Dark-eyed Junco. Glad to give them fuel for = their journey north. Love them all.

What=E2=80=99s really cool is to travel = in northern New England in Summer and hear the unique song of the DE = Junco in it=E2=80=99s breeding territory. Then wondering, 'hey that = might the bird I fed last winter'.  Well worth the cost at Agway ! = LOL

I still = have Red-breasted Nuthatches coming around. Some are now coming close to = the house and after the entire winter they have now discovered my suet = feeders so now I get close up looks of them from = indoors. 
That is all good as I enjoy hearing = their the sound of their little toy horn. Not much different from that = of the White-breasted, but you instantly notice it.

Happy Spring Birding to = all.

Thanks to the Peconic Land Trust for preserving these = woods.

rk



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Subject: Black-headed Gull Forge River Suffolk Co LI
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:41:56 -0400
An immature Black-headed Gull is among the Ring-bills on the south side of Rte 
80 where it crosses the Forge River in Moriches, Suffolk County, Long Island. 


Pat Lindsay & Shai Mitra

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Same spot 10:45am

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Subject: Bohemian Waxwings/Golden Eagle/Snow Buntings/Evening Grosbeaks and more
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:06:43 -0400
Flocks of Snow Buntings and Bohemian Waxwings have been moving around for
the past week.  Gray Jays are nesting and acting stealthy!  (Several people
have emailed about them being hard to find.  Gray Jays are more secretive in
March and April.)  Many Red-winged Blackbirds and Amer. Crows returned to
the central/northern Adirondacks during the unusually warm weather of
February - a month earlier than usual (and a record-early Killdeer at Crown
Point in Essex Co. on 2/23/17).  Winter returned with the large snowstorm on
3/14.  All in all, there was only about a 3-week stretch of appropriate
snowmobile conditions this winter/spring - down from 5 months or more 20
years ago.  (I might add that a record number of snowmobiles went through
the ice in the Adirondacks too.)  The Adirondack climate continues to
rapidly warm and "winter" is quickly disappearing.

 

March sightings from the past 2 weeks (& a few from late Feb.):

 

3/25/17 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.), Tupper Lake (Franklin Co.), and Massawepie
(St. Lawrence Co.)

 

David Buckley, Piercefield, and I decided to go birding in the Tupper Lake -
Massawepie area today.  On my drive to David's house, I found a Boreal
Chickadee along Route 30 in Long Lake, a Black-backed Woodpecker at the
Round Lake Trailhead on Sabattis Circle Road, 3 Gray Jays at Sabattis Bog,
and 3 flocks of Snow Buntings (2 flocks along Route 30 in Tupper Lake, and 1
flock along Route 3 in Piercefield).  We found a Bald Eagle, an Amer. Robin,
Red-winged Blackbirds, and Common Grackles in Tupper Lake.  At Massawepie
the lakes are still frozen.  We parked where plowing stops - about 1.5 miles
in, and we walked to the Mountaineer Trail on the groomed snowmobile trail.
The Mountaineer Trail had snow drifts so we opted to turn around!  I was
briefly in the Long Lake - Tupper Lake area on 3/24 and found similar
species plus 2 Pine Siskins vocalizing at a feeder in Tupper Lake.

 

3/23/17 Long Lake

 

Gray Jay - 6 (2 along Route 30, 2 at the Round Lake Trailhead along Sabattis
Circle Road, and 2 at Sabattis Bog)

Boreal Chickadee - 2 along Route 30 (These 2 Boreal Chickadees are found
nearly every time I stop at this location to feed Gray Jays, Black-capped
Chickadees, and Red-breasted Nuthatches.  They appear to be flock mates of
the BCCH and RBNU and announce my presence when I get out of the car!)

 

3/22/17 Long Lake

 

Boreal Chickadee - 2 along Route 30

 

3/21/17 Long Lake

 

Bald Eagle

Gray Jay - 10 (2 Rt. 30, 3 inlet area of Little Tupper Lake, 2 Rd. Lake
Trailhead, 3 Sabattis Bog)

Boreal Chickadee - 2 along Rt. 30

Snow Bunting - 2 flocks

 

3/17/17 Long Lake and Tupper Lake

 

Bald Eagle

Gray Jay - 4 (2 Rt. 30, 2 Sabattis Bog)

Bohemian Waxwing - 105 in 2 flocks (1 flock of 25 in a fruit tree in Long
Lake at a house next to the school ballfield, and a flock of ~80 in Tupper
Lake just north of the Skyline Ice Cream stand)

Snow Bunting - 2 flocks in Long Lake

 

3/15/17 Long Lake

 

Golden Eagle - very loudly vocalizing Amer. Crows alerted me to its presence
perched along Sabattis Circle Road!  It took off and soared above the road
for a few minutes - I was even able to take a few flight shots.  The Amer.
Crows were relentless in chasing it away.

Gray Jay - 5 (2 Rt. 30, 3 at the Little Tupper Lake inlet along Sabattis
Circle Road)

Snow Bunting - 1 outside our house (it showed up after the storm and stayed
a few days to eat the cracked corn we put out for Wild Turkeys), and a flock
along Route 30

 

3/14/17 Long Lake (the big storm day - over 30 inches fell at our Long Lake
home)

 

I thought I could go out and back before the snow got bad, but I didn't make
it!  I found a flock of 8 Bohemian Waxwing in a fruit tree in front of the
Long Lake Library in near blizzard conditions.  My camera couldn't cope and
kept trying to focus on the snow!

 

3/13/17 Long Lake

 

Black-backed Woodpecker - female along the Northville-Placid Trail (S) in
Long Lake

Gray Jay - 10 (2 Rt. 30, 4 Round Lake Trailhead, and 4 at Sabattis Bog)

Boreal Chickadee - 2 along Rt. 30

 

3/12/17 Long Lake & trip to Albany on the Northway

 

Turkey Vulture - 2 different birds observed as we headed south on the
Northway

Boreal Chickadee - 3 along Rt. 30

 

3/11/17 Newcomb

 

Evening Grosbeak - small flock at a feeder outside of Newcomb (I was heading
to a class in Plattsburgh early in the a.m.)

 

On a Feb. 18-19, 2017 tour with 2 birders (1 from NYC and 1 from Long
Island), we spent one day in boreal habitat and one day in the St. Lawrence
Valley.  Here are our sightings by day (40 species):

 

February 18, 2017 (21 species; Mostly boreal habitat areas of Newcomb,
Minerva, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, and Indian Lake)

Wild Turkey

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - 9 (2 viewed in Minerva (male & female) along
Route28N, 4 drumming along the Hudson River in Newcomb (Santanoni Dr.), 1
drumming by the golf course along Santanoni Dr. near Route 28N, 2 drumming
in Minerva)

Pileated Woodpecker

Gray Jay - 7 (3 near the marsh along Route 28N in Newcomb, and 4 along Route
30 by the marsh in Long Lake)

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - 8 (4 along Tahawus Road in Newcomb, 1 heard in Minerva,
and 3 along Route 30 in Long Lake)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

American Robin

Bohemian Waxwing - 25 (Along Big Brook Road in Indian Lake)

American Tree Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Pine Siskin - 2 at a feeder in Newcomb

Evening Grosbeak - 6 in Newcomb

 

February 19, 2017 (33 species; This was our day in the St. Lawrence Valley
where we spent time in Massena seeing the Great Gray Owls and Barred Owl -
then driving the open fields to look for Rough-legged Hawks.)

Gadwall

Mallard

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Wild Turkey

Bald Eagle - 2

Red-tailed Hawk - 2

Rough-legged Hawk - 1 light morph in Lisbon

Herring Gull

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Barred Owl - 2 (1 in Massena, and 1 in Piercefield)

Great Gray Owl - 2 (beautiful views!)

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin - many!

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

American Tree Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

American Goldfinch

Evening Grosbeak - 52! (12 at a feeder along Taylor Road where it intersects
Maple Ridge Road and then becomes Munson Rd.; and at least 40 at a feeder
along Route 53 (River St.) in Brasher Center.)

House Sparrow

 

On a Feb. 22-23, 2017 tour with 2 birders from Long Island, we spent one day
in boreal habitat and one day in the Lake Champlain Valley.  There was
unusually warm weather and a LOT of waterfowl on Lake Champlain!  Here are
our sightings by day (60 species):

 

February 22, 2017 Mostly boreal habitat areas in Newcomb, Minerva, Long
Lake, and Tupper Lake. (27 species):

American Black Duck - 2 on Long Lake (some open water - extremely unusual!)

Wild Turkey

Bald Eagle - 3rd year bird

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Down Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - 4 (2 viewed near the golf course along Santanoni
Dr. in Newcomb - one was a male, and 2 drumming along Tahawus Road in
Newcomb)

Pileated Woodpecker

Gray Jay - 10 (4 along Route 30 in Long Lake, 3 past the inlet of Little
Tupper Lake along Sabattis Circle Road in Long Lake, and 3 at Sabattis Bog
in Long Lake)

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - 7 (3 in Minerva, 2 along Tahawus Road in Newcomb, and 2
viewed along Route 30 in Long Lake)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper - singing!

Bohemian Waxwing - 27 in Newcomb!

Snow Bunting - several locations

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird - 2! (1 in Newcomb and 1 in Tupper Lake - quite a
surprise for February!)

Pine Grosbeak - 1 heard flying over as we watched the Black-backed
Woodpecker (in deep snow!)

Pine Siskin - 2 at a feeder in Newcomb

American Goldfinch

Evening Grosbeak - 20 at a Newcomb feeder

 

February 23, 2017 Lake Champlain Valley (55 species):

Canada Goose

Mute Swan

American Wigeon

American Black Duck

Mallard

Northern Pintail

Canvasback

Ring-necked Duck

Tufted Duck - wonderful views!

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Barrow's Goldeneye - pair observed off the Port Henry pier!

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Ruffed Grouse - 1 foraging in a fruit tree by a house in Newcomb!

Wild Turkey

Common Loon

Double-crested Cormorant

Bald Eagle - at least 7!

Northern Harrier

Accipiter sp. In Westport

Red-tailed Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk - 7

Killdeer (flying from Crown Point, NY across to VT! - This is a new early
record for Essex Co. NY)

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

(Dead Barred Owl at Crown Point)

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Horned Lark

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper - singing!

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin

European Starling

American Tree Sparrow

Song Sparrow - 2 (1 singing under the Champlain Bridge!)

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

House Finch

American Goldfinch

Evening Grosbeak

House Sparrow

 

I posted a few photos on my Facebook page at:
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Editor, New York Birders

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Subject: Keene Great Gray - Yes!
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:13:38 -0400
I arrived at Lime Kilm Road in Keene at about 4PM today to be told by assembled 
Birders that the owl had put on a show for most of the afternoon but had 
disappeared about 20 minutes before I arrived. A two-hour vigil paid off as the 
bird eventually reappeared shortly after six. Though somewhat distant, it gave 
good looks. 


Other sightings of note included the previously reported beaver, which 
meandered up a hill, found a nice branch, and dragged it back down the hill; a 
Pileated Woodpecker; and two Red-winged Blackbirds that seemed to have arrived 
while we were there. 


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Subject: 2016 NYSOA County Listers - PLEASE READ
From: "Carena Pooth" <carena AT prodigy.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:44:12 -0400
If you have already submitted your 2016 data and did NOT receive an email
from me (dated 3/25/17) with the subject "Your 2016 NYSOA County Listing
Data is IN" ..  Then please contact me at carena AT prodigy.net
  and let me know.

 

BACKGROUND:  It appears that my ISP was intermittently marking emails
generated by the online submission process as spam, instead of putting them
in my Inbox. I have already tracked down a few that I never received. This
note is intended to track down any others that never got to me.

 

Knowing this has happened once, I will implement more belts & suspenders
next year!  

 

As always, thank you for your participation and your patience!

 

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Subject: Central Park, NYC 3/25 - RHWP, RNGR, Warblers, Kinglets, Rusty BB's & more
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:37:00 -0400
"Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as inevitable that 
which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or the vision 
to demand that which is good?" 

- Rachel Carson (1907-1964; marine biologist, conservationist, author whose 
books include ‘Silent Spring’. Sir David Attenborough has remarked that 
that book may have had an effect on science second only to Charles Darwin’s 
“On the Origin of Species”.) 


"Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you 
haven't done a thing. You are just talking.” 

- Wangari Muta Mathaii (1940-2011; activist, author, planter of trees, member 
of Parliament in Kenya, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the first 
environmentalist in the world and the first African woman to receive that 
honor.) 


-  -  -  -  -  -  -  
Saturday, 25 March, 2017  -  

Earth Hour, a global-community outreach on climate-change, will commence 
locally (eastern daylight time) at 8:30 p.m. this evening, for one hour. 


Central Park, Manhattan - (N.Y. City)

A fresh arrival of spring migrants came along “through the weather-window” 
afforded overnight from late Friday into today. Many were of expected species, 
with Golden-crowned Kinglets in multiple locations, and at least 2 species of 
Warblers showing - Pine - one of the rather expected about now was found in as 
many as 8 locations totaling a minimum of ten individuals, a good arrival, as 
there’d not been nearly that number until today, and Myrtle (aka 
Yellow-rumped in a not-so-old taxon) Warbler, a single of the latter along the 
eastern part of Sheep Meadow, which featured a nice mix of other migrants, not 
long after sunrise. I can’t fully guesstimate on Pine Warbler no’s. but 
there were likely a dozen+ in Central Park alone on this spring day. 


Rusty Blackbirds were seen in several locations: The Pond, The Lake (west 
side), & The Loch. Hard to be sure, as many were well up in trees on this mild 
day, but more than 2 dozen Eastern Phoebes were in today, far more than on any 
prior day this year. Lots and lots of other birders as well, with temperatures 
in “the city that never sleeps” trying hard to be as mild today as the city 
of angels out on the 'left-coast’. With sun as well, many insects were 
stirring, providing sustenance to the phoebes, kinglets, warblers, & other 
insectivores… lots of trees, shrubs & other plants had been budding & some 
had bloomed (the earliest ornamental cherries & azaleas have already been in 
bloom), while others were ‘wise’ to wait, but will soon enough also be 
showing some true spring colors. 


A Red-headed Woodpecker that overwintered is still there, in sprightly spring 
plumage now, just west of East 68th Street within the park… vocal at times, 
as well as mobile in that area of the park. All of the 5 other regular 
woodpecker species were seen, although Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was not all 
that easy to find, a few, here & there. An interesting report for a snipe, seen 
earlier in the day by the Lake - it may well have remained & skulking in some 
rare-quiet spot in the park. The Red-necked Grebe seen recently & again today 
at the CP reservoir is perhaps not the individual that had been released there, 
as that bird seemed to have moved on. Common Loon was also present, and there 
have been more than one individual in recent weeks stopping in at the 
reservoir. 


Black-crowned Night-Herons were seen in 3 locations, all somewhat hidden, & a 
Great Blue Heron continued but then moved, from a regular site it’s been 
visiting regularly of late. Great Egret was seen only as a fly-over, very early 
at the north end, a typical expected fly-way for egrets of 2 species as the 
seasons warm up. 


Lingering-ongoing birds in Central included a drake Northern Pintail & at least 
2 Wood Ducks, American Coot, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Brown Thrasher, 2 Eastern 
Towhees, and Swamp Sparrow all at & adjacent to The Pond; an American Wigeon on 
the Meer in the morning & very late in the day (presumed same individual?) at 
the reservoir, N. Shovelers in numbers on 2 waterbodies & a smattering on 2 
more in the park, 2 Green-winged Teal at the Lake, Hooded Mergansers on 3 
waterbodies, Buffleheads on at least 3 as well, and Ruddy Duck on reservoir and 
Meer. I saw 1 Pied-billed Grebe on the reservoir, two had been present there 
all winter, and some American Coots continue there, as does one at the Meer. A 
female-plumaged merganser on the reservoir may have been a Common, but I did 
not scan closely enough at the time of sighting, & did not see it later - 
although it may have continued, & could have been a red-breasted, from what I 
could see early in the day. 


Another Ruby-crowned Kinglet at the lake’s "Upper Lobe” area likely also 
represents an over-winterer that’s been around, and the same of a single & 
plaintively-calling Gray Catbird. 


American Robins were about but not quite as numerous as I anticipated, in the 
very high-hundreds, but not thousands - not yet. Additionally on the move, with 
‘reinforcements’, were Dark-eyed Junco & Song Sparrow, with likely a modest 
number of other passerines. I came up with a few Brown Creepers, although not 
as many as I’d have thought given the good numbers of kinglets. 


A later look in a few other parks in Manhattan showed further evidence of 
migration, some of the same species & a couple of others, Osprey flying north 
up the Hudson river seen from north of West 155 St., & a few duck “sp." not 
very regularly seen from Manhattan - dark Scoters, i.e. non-white-winged, which 
could not be put to precise species (either Black or Surf) from a distance, 
these also seen in the area just off the G.W. Bridge, NY side. E. Phoebes, 
Golden-crowned Kinglets, & Song Sparrows were in Riverside, and Morningside 
Parks, & there was a bright Pine Warbler in Saint Nicholas Park (which I 
daresay is not-too-much-birded). 


good -and ethical- birding, and thanks to those giving respect to all wildlife 
and its observers. 


Tom Fiore,
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Subject: Croton point park
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:24:08 +0000
Last Saturday was fox sparrow fest at the Point. today it was Wilson's Snipe 
day -- I personally saw six (a high count was 9) easily seen and photographed 
from your car window 

without, as some w very large lensed cameras did, flushing the birds. Just 
saying. Birds are in mud / puddles on left side of road, between beach and main 
parking area. I also saw of note FOY phoebe, kestrel (M+F), merlin, peregrine 
(adult), bald eagle (2), coop, resident owls, killdeer (12 minimum), flock of 
waxwings, common goldeneye and common mergs. Unfortunately I missed two horned 
grebe one in breeding plumage seen in hudson river and red breasted merg (far 
less common on this side of the County). osprey reported back on light 
stanchion at train station parking lot. A really cool and unexpected highlight 
was seeing the planes of the French aerobatic aviation team, in the US on tour, 
flying pretty low right past CPP on the way to Statute of Liberty. 



http://www.nycaviation.com/2017/03/patrouille-de-france-soars-new-york-launching-us-tour/ 


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Subject: Riverhead and EPCAL
From: leormand AT gmail.com
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:37:13 -0400
A stop in riverhead at noon produced an Adult Bald Eagle over the County center 
and an Osprey over the River. 


I walked the southwestern portion of EPCAL and had a large flock of robins, 
many eastern bluebirds, a half dozen kestrels, a few eastern meadowlarks, red 
tailed Hawks and a variety of sparrow species. I did not notice any of the 
previously reported rough legged Hawks. 


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Subject: Allep Pond Park
From: "syschiff" <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:58:27 -0400
Alley Pond Park,  25 Mar

Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) parked at the upper lot. The morning started 
overcast, stayed that way, butt warmed up as the day progressed. Small birds 
were few and far between. Our successful target bird were 2 FOY EASTERN PHOEBE. 
We also saw 5 GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS mixed with Tufted Titmice and 
Black-capped Chickadees. 


New migrants were probably the flock of mixed blackbirds on the ball field edge 
including: RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, COMMON GRACKLE and 
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD. We found other Rustles in their usual place by the kettle 
ponds, a total of at least 15 in all for the day. 


Raptors included a fly over RED-TAILED HAWK and the continuing resident GREAT 
HORNED OWL. 


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Subject: Re: Common Raven hanging out in shopping center- Rocky Point, Suffolk Co
From: Mike <mikec02 AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:57:14 -0400
Although Ravens have now become regular throughout Long Island, this morning 
was the first time I've found one right in a strip mall parking lot. This guy 
was calling and flying around in the Kohls shopping center on 25A in Rocky 
Point, basically acting like an overgrown Fish Crow 


Mike Cooper
Ridge, LI, NY

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> On Mar 25, 2017, at 12:49 PM, Ken Feustel  wrote:
> 
> Sue and I went in search of the previously reported Red Crossbills at the 
OBPP in Commack. It was quickly apparent that we were not the only birders that 
had this idea. The birds had been reported on the east side of the preserve 
earlier but we did a loop of the overgrown field they had been seen in with no 
result. We did pick up our FOS Pine Warblers and Osprey (flyover) as well as 
Red-breasted Nuthatches (good numbers) and Golden-crowend Kinglets. 
Reinforcements quickly arrived but we were unable to locate the birds. As we 
were standing around discussing the issues of the day the pair of Red 
Crossbills flew south over our heads and landed in a grove of deciduous trees 
(Aspen?) in front of us, where they fed for some time. They then headed north 
(a previously described behavior) and had not been relocated at the time we 
left. I will post a few mediocre photos on my flickr site. Congratulations to 
Vinnie Pellegrino on a great LI bird! 

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Subject: Oak Brush Plains Preserve Birds (Suffolk Co.)
From: Ken Feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:49:29 -0400
Sue and I went in search of the previously reported Red Crossbills at the OBPP 
in Commack. It was quickly apparent that we were not the only birders that had 
this idea. The birds had been reported on the east side of the preserve earlier 
but we did a loop of the overgrown field they had been seen in with no result. 
We did pick up our FOS Pine Warblers and Osprey (flyover) as well as 
Red-breasted Nuthatches (good numbers) and Golden-crowend Kinglets. 
Reinforcements quickly arrived but we were unable to locate the birds. As we 
were standing around discussing the issues of the day the pair of Red 
Crossbills flew south over our heads and landed in a grove of deciduous trees 
(Aspen?) in front of us, where they fed for some time. They then headed north 
(a previously described behavior) and had not been relocated at the time we 
left. I will post a few mediocre photos on my flickr site. Congratulations to 
Vinnie Pellegrino on a great LI bird! 


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Subject: Oakland Lake, Queens - Red-throated Loon
From: Ian Resnick <avian AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:27:51 -0400
Earlier this morning I saw a Red-throated Loon at Oakland Lake in Bayside,
Queens. It was first sighted by Eric Miller yesterday.

In addition, there were good numbers of Golden-crowned Kinglets, 1 Rusty
Blackbird and 1 drake Wood Duck.

 

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Subject: Red crossbils Edgewood yes
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:29:12 +0300
1 male 1 female red crossbill in same location as described by Vinny 
Pellegrino. Thanks Vinny! 

Heard then spotted by Liz DiNapoli. 
Take trail past aviation field then  past next stand of pines to sandy 
opening. Two train rails on ground 

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Subject: Re: Next Big Migratory Push Friday / Saturday
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:58:01 -0400
Dave - can you share the radar site where migratory birds can be tracked.

Thanks

Pete Saracino


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>
> The next period of sustained southerly winds and eventually some
> decent rainfall looks to begin early Friday and last into Saturday for NY
> state
>
> I imagine a lot of our migrants are holding up given the massive
> snowstorm and unseasonably chilly air the northeast has seen.
> My experience is after these periods, the first day of south winds
> its like an "explosion" of migrants.
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Subject: Re: Next Big Migratory Push Friday / Saturday
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:02:04 -0400
Dave(s) Nutter and Nicosia.

Thanks for the help concerning radar and migration.

In my search I also found this site, and I hope it can be of use to some 
folks; it has the National Doppler Radar Sites available at one click of 
a mouse...

https://radar.weather.gov


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> Dave - can you share the radar site where migratory birds can be tracked.
>
> Thanks
>
> Pete Saracino
>
>
> On 3/19/2017 6:50 PM, David Nicosia wrote:
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>>
>> The next period of sustained southerly winds and eventually some
>> decent rainfall looks to begin early Friday and last into Saturday for NY
>> state
>>
>> I imagine a lot of our migrants are holding up given the massive
>> snowstorm and unseasonably chilly air the northeast has seen.
>> My experience is after these periods, the first day of south winds
>> its like an "explosion" of migrants.
>>
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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 24 March 2017
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:23:19 -0400
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 24, 2017
* NYNY1703.24

- Birds mentioned
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

EURASIAN WIGEON
EARED GREBE
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
American Woodcock
BLACK-HEADED GULL
ICELAND GULL
GLAUCOUS GULL
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Pine Warbler
VESPER SPARROW
DICKCISSEL
RED CROSSBILL

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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

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 for Friday, March 24th 2017
at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, EARED
GREBE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON,
NORTHERN GOSHAWK, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, VESPER SPARROW, DICKCISSEL and RED
CROSSBILL.

Hopefully everyone who wants to has by now ventured out to Southold to see
the TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE still frequenting the area around blue house #1625
North Sea Drive up to Thursday. But for how much longer?

The EARED GREBE was still present Tuesday in Fire Island inlet off the
western end of Oak Beach Road.

An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL, presumably wintering in Brooklyn, was seen both
at Veteran's Memorial Pier and nearby around the water treatment facility
next to Owl's Head Park last weekend and up to Wednesday. Also in the city
a GLAUCOUS GULL again appeared on Central Park's reservoir Sunday and an
ICELAND GULL was still visiting Prospect Park lake last Saturday with
another ICELAND at the Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4 today.

Immature NORTHERN GOSHAWKS continue to linger both in Prospect Park
Brooklyn and at Massapequa Preserve. The bird in Prospect Park is
frequently encountered in the area of the feeders while the Massapequa bird
seems to wander around a larger more unpredictable area.

With very few ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS wintering in our area this year notable
have been two seen recently at the Calverton Grasslands at the former
Grumman airport at least to Wednesday.

Waterfowl variety has been diminishing lately but still around have been
the drake EURASIAN WIGEON continuing at Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature
Center in Brooklyn at least to Sunday and another still at Fresh Pond at
Fort Salonga Saturday.

Among the few RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS now in our region were 2 seen recently
in the Dix Hills area as well as lingering individuals at Kissena Park
Queens Monday and Caumsett State Park Tuesday and in Central Park where one
continues just west of East 68th Street. Two have also been at Mashomack
Preserve on Shelter Island recently.

A DICKCISSEL Tuesday at Biltmore Shores on Staten Island was a nice find
and does point out that passerines are now moving about and into our area.
Besides a further influx of EASTERN PHOEBES 2 PINE WARBLERS were noted in
Central Park last Sunday and 3 VESPER SPARROWS were spotted Thursday in
Calverton.

Various other species are also now on the move including a very interesting
occurrence today of 2 RED CROSSBILLS at the Edgewood Oakbrush Plains
Preserve in Deer Park.

This is also now a good time to enjoy the evening antics of AMERICAN
WOODCOCKS displaying both at dusk and also at dawn in decent numbers at
appropriate open areas in our region. Hopefully most survived the recent
snow and subsequent freeze over and can now resume their migration.

To phone in reports, days except Sunday, call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
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Subject: Great gray owl Keene bohemian waxwings lake placid
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:39:37 +0000
Great gray owl started moving around 5 pm Lime kiln road Keene. Also a beaver 
moving over the snow. Lake placid had flock of about 40 Bohemian Waxwings by 
Clark's funeral home around 3 pm. 


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Subject: Edgewood Preserve- Red Crossbills, Sunken Meadow SP- RHWO continues (Suffolk County)
From: Vinny Pellegrino <pellegrinov AT ymail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:50:52 +0000 (UTC)
I had a pair of Red Crossbills earlier this morning on my hike through Edgewood 
Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Deer Park, Suffolk County.  Initially, their 
clicking and "kip" notes alerted me to their presence, which after some time I 
was able to track them down to the exact pitch pine they were feeding in. 
 They didn't vocalize too much and were mostly quiet while they were feeding. 
 Also of interest was a Common Raven feeding on scraps at the southwest corner 
of the preserve. 

The immature Red-headed Woodpecker, whose head is almost completely red now, 
continues along the Inner Marsh trail in the western section of Sunken Meadow 
State Park.  Ospreys have returned to the nesting platforms scattered around 
the marshes of the park as well. 

Photos of the crossbill can be viewed at my flickr below.
http://www.flickr.com/pellegrinov

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Subject: Jones beach strip
From: "syschiff" <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:35:41 -0400
Jones Beach Strip; 24 March

Overcast, blustery day. Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) birded the the Joes beach 
strip out to Captree Island. Starting at the Coast Guard Station, the bar 
contained a pair of AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS and 7 PIPING PLOVER. Approx. 300 
DUNLIN were flying about and landed on the far side of the inlet. Single 
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES were seen here and a various stops all the way out to 
Captree SP and Captree Island. There we found a GREAT EGRET in the marsh. 


At Oak Beach, we missed the grebes, but found lots of LONG-TAILED DUCKS 
everywhere and both Loons. A GREAT CORMORANT was seen on the rocks in the far 
distance. 


Small birds were virtually absent in the blowing wind.

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Subject: Chandler Robbins, friend to birds and birdwatchers, dies at 98 - The Washington Post
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:22:20 +0000
Mr. Robbins, who I never met, has finally had his death recognized in a 
National publication. 



https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/chandler-robbins-friend-to-birds-and-birdwatchers-dies-at-98/2017/03/23/d7c331b0-0f44-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.364c6bf2d5f0 


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Subject: eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:28:09 -0400
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

It isn't possible to spot these additions from old checklists. On the
'Overview' page you can sort on 'First Seen' but if the species wasn't
added recently it won't appear at the top of the list.

For each county on the wiki click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a
Location' line:
— http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
months.

*Clinton County:*
Barnacle Goose (18-Mar-2017)

*Nassau County:*
White Ibis (19-Jul-1977)

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Subject: woodcocks at NYBG still there?
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:23:19 +0000 (UTC)
Does anyone know if the woodcocks at NYBG are still being seen there?  Any 
help would be appreciated. 

Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629
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Subject: N. Goshawk
From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:10:55 -0400
Continues at Massapequa Preserve. Seen just north of Jerusalem Ave. in the
woods on the eastside of the west path. Flew out into trees in the
surrounding neighborhood and was lost as it tried for a pigeon.
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Subject: Central Park, NYC 3/22
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:28:33 -0400
This U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service article links to many wonderful tributes to a 
great American ornithologist - 


https://www.fws.gov/news/blog/index.cfm/2017/3/21/Renowned-FWS-Ornithologist-Chandler-Robbins-Dies 
 


- - - - - - - - - - - -
Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City 

On a 2nd (full) day of spring, that wind-chill & actual air temperature felt a 
bit wintry even as snow piled up just a few days before has been melting, most 
gone from this melting-pot-city park… (those under a certain age may look up 
“melting pot”) - 


4 Killdeer were out on the south side of the Sheep Meadow in afternoon, at 
least one either ‘standing guard’ or simply transfixed by the views of an 
upper Manhattan sky-line… while the other three fed, somehow in rather 
chilled, but not entirely-frozen (at that hour) ground. The number of American 
Robins in the southern third of the park was approximately 100 times that of 
these 4 killdeer - yet as I made my way, against a lot of the wind, thru the 
park towards the north and then west, the numbers of robins seemed to diminish, 
a lot. In keeping with that theme, overall in the past few days, it seemed a 
great many birds that had been arriving, and perhaps a few of those wintering, 
have pushed on, after the storm loosened it’s snowy grip a bit. There are 
certainly few if any E. Phoebes in the past several days, & no signs of Pine 
Warblers I’ve been able to detect again, & precious few[er] Fox Sparrows, or 
Juncos, or of course - woodcocks… as so many of the latter, for which there 
were survivors and at least some that gained a bit - fed & fattened a little - 
and managed to move on, towards or to breeding grounds. Of waterfowl, many 
ducks seem to have moved on as well - oh, there are N. Shovelers galore still 
to be seen, and also a fair number of Ruddys, and even still today, an American 
Wigeon, a few Wood Ducks, a Pintail, & assorted others, as well as coots, a 
pied-billed grebe or two, and a motley few more waterbirds… but that next 
‘wave’, the one that shows spring really has arrived here, will await… 
lots of buds and blooms are waiting as well… & with any bit of warmth beyond 
the freeze we are (briefly?) in now, many insects are awaiting emergence too. 


The Red-headed Woodpecker ,now in good coming-of-age color, is continuing in 
the area just west of East 68th Street within the park; in mid-afternoon today, 
its’ chatters seemed to be saying “enough with this wind, already”… A 
(lone?) Purple Finch sat & gave some song (in a female-type plumage) from a 
perch in the eastern edge of the Ramble. 


———
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." - 
Frederick Douglass, American. 


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Subject: Rough-legged Hawks Suffolk
From: d Futuyma <dfutuyma AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:07:46 -0400
For about an hour late this afternoon, i watched two Rough-legged Hawks at 
Epcal property, presumably the same birds that were reported yesterday. The 
dark morph was repeatedly seen along the runway just west of the cross-drive. 
The light morph was seen from Line Road access point, kiting and hovering a 
considerable distance to the east. Probably the same bird was later beat the 
dark bird, well to the east. 

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Subject: Chandler S. Robbins: 1918-2017
From: Joe DiCostanzo <jdicost AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:57:18 +0000
Ornithologist and birding legend Chandler S. Robbins died yesterday at the age 
of 98. Birders are probably most familiar with Chandler Robbins as the author 
(with Bertel Bruun and Herbert Zim) of the groundbreaking Birds of North 
America: A Guide to Field Identification, illustrated by Arthur Singer, 
published in 1966 - often called by birders, the "Singer Guide" or the "Golden 
Guide". Chan joined the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a biologist in 1945 
and retired in 2005 from the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel 
Maryland, after sixty years with the Service. He organized and for decades ran 
the annual North American Breeding Bird Survey. He was also an active bird 
bander and in 1956 banded a Laysan Albatross on Midway Island in the Pacific 
that has come to be nicknamed "Wisdom". The albatross is now the oldest banded 
wild bird in the world and in 2017 was still nesting on Midway. Since the bird 
was an adult when it was banded, it is at least 66 years old. Chan was awarded 
the Eisenmann Medal by the Linnaean Society of New York in 1987 for "excellence 
in ornithology and encouragement of the amateur". Since Chan was based in 
Maryland for most of his career, many New York birders may not have known him 
personally, but all have been influenced by his life and work, whether they 
knew him or not. Those who had the fortune to meet him know what a great person 
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Subject: Massapequa Goshawk (Nassau County)
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:54:19 -0400
I saw the continuing  immature Northern Goshawk again a little while ago at
the preserve.  Was in the dense woods a little north of jersulalem ave,
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Subject: Signs of spring - brookhaven town
From: leormand AT gmail.com
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:29:30 -0400
Killdeer are pairing up at brookhaven town hall parking lot. A FOS osprey was 
spotted in patchogue on the radio tower behind 7-11 just south of Route 112 and 
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Subject: Goshawk update
From: prosbird AT aol.com
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:22:56 -0400
Prospect park Kings. 
http://prospectsightings.blogspot.com/2017/03/gos-update-today.html?m=1

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:16:20 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - March 20 2017
*  NYSY  03.20.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):March 13, 2017 - 
March 20, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY 
counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands 
Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, 
Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: March 13  AT 4 p.m. 
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of March 13, 2017. 

Highlights--------------
THAYER’S GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND GULLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLGREAT GRAY OWL 
(Extralimital)FISH CROWBOHEMIAN WAXWINGYELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERLAPLAND LONGSPUR 


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------ 

     Most of the water in the complex is frozen or snow covered and little 
in the way of waterfowl was reported this week. a beautiful dark ROUGH-LEGGED 
HAWK was photographed near Wilgoose field on Rt.89. 


Onondaga county------------
     A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL continues to be seen on the Bog Trail at Beaver 
Lake Nature Center west of Baldwinsville. 


Derby Hill------------
     Another disappointing week at Derby with only 52 Hawks counted. The 
highlight of the week was a single BOHEMIAN WAXWING on 3/18. 


Oswego county------------
     A juvenile THAYER’S GULL continues to be seen at Phoenix. It is best 
seen from Hanley Park  on State Street.    3/17: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen 
on Atkinson Road East of Selkirk Shores State Park. A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen in 
Oswego at Lock 6.     3/20: 5 ICELAND GULLS were seen in Phoenix. A 
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen on Miner Road in the Town of Scriba. 


Oneida County------------
     3/20: 2 FISH CROWS were seen on Black River Boulevard in Rome.

Extralimital------------
     GREAT GRAY OWL sightings continued this week up to and including 
yesterday on Barnhard Island Road at Robert Moses State Park inn Massena, St. 
Lawrence county and in Keene on Lime Kiln Road, Essex County. 

  

-end report 
    
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Subject: Re:Brooklyn Black headed Gull red hook - NO
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:32:25 -0400
I got word its back by water treatment plant near vets peir per Kathy Toomey. 
Not far for a Gull flying over water but a little ways by land on ones lunch 
hour. 


Dennis 
Brooklyn 

> On Mar 20, 2017, at 2:45 PM, Gabriel Willow  wrote:
> 
> I headed down to the IKEA park by Erie Basin about 45 minutes after receiving 
Dennis's email. There were a few of the common gull species around, but no sign 
of the Black-headed in spite of someone feeding bread to the birds. 

> 
> I guess it's a flighty bird...
> 
> I did notice a large flock of gulls roosting on a distant barge by the NYPD 
impoundment lot, perhaps it went over there for a nap? Without a scope I 
couldn't discern the species... 

> 
> Lovely day to be by the water at least!
> 
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>> On Mar 20, 2017, at 1:14 PM, Dennis Hrehowsik  
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>> Adult Black Headed Gull is on the abandon pier at the end of Dwight st in 
red hook near IKEA. Presumably continuing bird spotted at veterans pier by 
Julian Hough on 3/18. 

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Subject: Eared Grebe, Oak Beach - Yes
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:21:35 -0400
Eared Grebe was seen by Gary S. and myself. It was hanging out with a horned 
grebe giving good views through the scope. 

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Subject: Brooklyn Black headed Gull red hook
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:14:19 -0400
Adult Black Headed Gull is on the abandon pier at the end of Dwight st in red 
hook near IKEA. Presumably continuing bird spotted at veterans pier by Julian 
Hough on 3/18. 


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Subject: Re: Red crossbils Edgewood yes
From: Long Island Birding <michaelzito AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:40:13 -0400
For anyone interested I was able to take a shot of an interesting behavior
Eric Miller pointed out while observing the Red Crossbills. The seemed to
be picking at the bark (for what I am not sure) of a deciduous tree, we
even observed the male feed the female red crossbill.

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On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 9:29 AM, Arie Gilbert 
wrote:

> 1 male 1 female red crossbill in same location as described by Vinny
> Pellegrino. Thanks Vinny!
>
> Heard then spotted by Liz DiNapoli.
>
> Take trail past aviation field then  past next stand of pines to sandy
> opening. Two train rails on ground
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> Lots of gc kinglets and rb nuthatch
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Subject: 3 common mergansers at kissena park queens
From: "Joseph O'Sullivan" <josullivan58 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:30:51 +0000
I'm currently viewing two males and a female. Also a ring neck duck and a
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Subject: Reminder: Tomorrow BBC Evening Presentation Tuesday March 21st
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:13:55 -0400
*Tomorrow Tuesday, March 21st, 7:00 P.M.*

*Penguins, Albatross, Leopard Seals: The Abundant Life of Wild Antarctica*

*Presenters: Tom Stephenson and Rob Bate*

*Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
 at Grand Army Plaza*

Antarctica remains one of the most remote and natural places on earth. The
wild, rugged scenery includes spectacular icebergs the size of city blocks,
snow-covered mountainous peaks, and huge glaciers. It is the breeding
grounds for thousands of birds including Snow Petrels, Cape Petrels, Giant
Petrels; many species of Penguins, Albatross with wingspans up to 12 feet,
and the Skuas and Sheathbills that come to scavenge the nesting areas. It
also hosts thousands of huge Elephant, Weddell, Leopard and other seal
species along with many whales that all come to feast on the abundant life
of the southern ocean.

Join the Brooklyn Bird Club for a photographic extravaganza of this
exciting destination.
Tom Stephenson has been birding since he was a kid under the tutelage of
Dr. Arthur Allen of Cornell University. His articles and photographs are in
museums and many publications including Birding, Birdwatcher’s Digest,
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Handbook of the Mammals of the World,
Birds of Madagascar, and Guide to the Birds of SE Brazil.

Rob Bate is the president of the Brooklyn Bird Club, an artist, and an avid
Brooklyn birder and photographer. He very much enjoyed testing out his new
gear in Antarctica.


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Subject: TONIGHT Queens County Bird Club - Monday, March 20 - Mike Bottini presents "Flying Squirrels, Coyotes, and River Otters"
From: "Nancy Tognan" <nancy.tognan AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:41:50 -0400
Note:  This meeting is TONIGHT.  It was originally scheduled for last week,
postponed due to weather.

 

 

The Queens County Bird Club will be meeting at the Alley Pond Environmental
Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd Douglaston, NY 11362   
>Map of location<  

at 8:00 pm on Monday, March 20, 2017.  Free admission.  Refreshments served.

 

Public transit users:  Meeting location is one mile from Bayside LIRR
station;  you may either walk, take the Q12 bus, or use car service located
at the station.

 

Mike Bottini will present "Mammals of Long Island:  Flying Squirrels,
Coyotes, and River Otters"      

Mike Bottini is a veteran naturalist, outdoor educator, and environmental
consultant. After completing graduate studies in wildlife ecology at the
University of British Columbia, Mike worked for fourteen years at the Group
for the South Fork, a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. He has
taught field ecology, environmental science, and natural history courses at
St. Lawrence University, Southampton College, and CUNY, has published three
books, and is an award-winning columnist. Mike's wildlife research studies
have included elk, spotted and tiger salamanders, spotted turtles, piping
plovers, and river otters. At St. Lawrence, he designed and taught Winter
Field Ecology, and has slept in igloos and snow caves in the mountains of
New England, Colorado, Scotland, Labrador and Baffin Island. He continues to
introduce people to the outdoors through his field naturalist classes,
nature walks, and paddling trips.   

Mike is also one of the founders of the annual Long Island Natural History
Conference, which will be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory on March
24-25, 2017  -    www.longislandnature.org 

      

Nancy Tognan 

nancy.tognan AT gmail.com     

Vice President, Queens County Bird Club 

 

See http://www.qcbirdclub.org/   for more information on trips, speakers,
and other events.

See our 'Birding Maps & Locations' page for directions to and info about
many local birding hotspots

 

* QCBC is a tax exempt, charitable organization {501c3}.  *


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Subject: Goshawk update from Yesterday KINGS Prospect Park
From: prosbird AT aol.com
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:30:22 -0400
See my link


http://prospectsightings.blogspot.com/2017/03/goshawk-provides-spectacle.html



Peter
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Subject: Do you have half hour to help 3/25 gull/waterfowl count in NY LIS waters?
From: Thomas Robben <robben99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:53:41 -0400
Do you have half an hour to help us count gulls/waterfowl on 3/25?

SuperSeaWatch DOT blogspot DOT com

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Subject: Fwd: Do you have one hour to help our 3/25 gull/waterfowl count in NY LIS waters?
From: Thomas Robben <robben99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:41:53 -0400
Do you have one hour to help our 3/25 gull/waterfowl count in NY LIS
waters?

​"​
SuperSeaWatch.blogspot.com 
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Including LIS coast of Westchester, Bronx, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.​
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