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Ancient Murrelet,©Jan Wilczur

29 Jun Mountain Birdwatch survey of Whiteface Mountain (north) [Joan Collins ]
29 Jun White-winged Crossbills/Common Loon chicks!/Bicknell's Thrush/Boreal Chickadee/Black-backed Woodpecker & more [Joan Collins ]
29 Jun Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
29 Jun Re:Captree White-faced Ibis--YES [John Gluth ]
28 Jun Shearwaters, Petrels and Jaegers @ Robert Moses State Park LI, June 28 [Andrew Baksh ]
28 Jun Sea watch at Ft Tilden Queens [Isaac Grant ]
28 Jun Waiting for the tide at Cupsogue [Michael Yuan ]
28 Jun Shearwaters & Storm Petrels @ Robert Moses State Park LI... []
27 Jun New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY Saturday June 27, 2015 [Deborah Allen ]
27 Jun South Brooklyn Birding Today incl. Cliff Swallow, Royal Terns [Tom Preston ]
27 Jun NYC Area RBA: 26 June 2015 [Ben Cacace ]
26 Jun Governors Island Yellow-crowned Night Heron Nest - Video [Ben Cacace ]
26 Jun White-faced Ibis Yes []
26 Jun Re: Senate vote on 1081 Feral Cats [Andrew Baksh ]
26 Jun Re: Senate vote on 1081 Feral Cats [Bert Harris ]
26 Jun Re: Senate vote on 1081 Feral Cats [Kathryn Schneider ]
26 Jun Re: Senate vote on 1081 Feral Cats [Larry Federman ]
26 Jun Senate vote on 1081 Feral Cats [Michael Galas ]
26 Jun Shinnecock Inlet Suffolk County Shearwaters... [Andrew Baksh ]
25 Jun Cupsogue County Park Arctic Terns [Gail Benson ]
25 Jun RE: white-faced Ibis [Carole Griffiths ]
25 Jun Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-bellied Whistling Duck []
25 Jun FW: White-faced Ibis at Captree Island [David Klauber ]
25 Jun YB Chat, Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining [Anne Swaim ]
25 Jun White-faced Ibis at Captree Island [Mike Mulqueen ]
24 Jun Re: S. 1081 - feral cat issues [Fran Manushkin ]
24 Jun Re: S. 1081 - feral cat issues [Fran Manushkin ]
24 Jun RE: S. 1081 - feral cat issues [Philip Ribolow ]
24 Jun S. 1081 - feral cat issues [Tim Dunn ]
24 Jun Some bird sightings from eastern Long Island 6-23-15 [Arie Gilbert ]
23 Jun Adirondack Birding Festival species [Joan Collins ]
23 Jun Late May & June sightings in Northern NY [Joan Collins ]
22 Jun Reminder: BBC Evening Program [Dennis Hrehowsik ]
22 Jun White-faced Ibis No [Susan Joseph ]
22 Jun Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
22 Jun White-faced Ibis [Susan Joseph ]
22 Jun Shearwaters Dune Road [Gail Benson ]
21 Jun Re: Great Shearwater- Shinnecock [Mike ]
21 Jun Cory's Shearwaters / White-faced Ibis [Steve Walter ]
21 Jun White-faced Ibis - Captree Island, Suffolk County []
20 Jun Re:White Face Ibis still at Captree? [Robert Taylor ]
20 Jun Re:White Face Ibis still at Captree? [Robert Taylor ]
20 Jun RE: White Face Ibis still at Captree? [Arie Gilbert ]
20 Jun White Face Ibis still at Captree? [Robert Taylor ]
20 Jun Glossy ibis []
20 Jun White-Faced Ibis - Captree Island [Michael Zito ]
20 Jun White-faced ibis @ Captree marsh (Suffolk) [Pete Morris ]
20 Jun A no, a yes, and a few, neat "happenings" ! [robert adamo ]
19 Jun Re:6-19 Breezy Point Queens Sabine's Gull NO from 4:45 - 8:45 pm [Andrew Baksh ]
19 Jun NYC Area RBA: 19 June 2015 [Gail Benson ]
19 Jun RE: White faced ibis [tomster101 ]
19 Jun RE: White faced ibis [tomster101 ]
19 Jun White-faced Ibis continues [Ken Thompson ]
19 Jun White faced ibis [Michael Higgiston ]
19 Jun Sabine's Gull NO [Shane Blodgett ]
19 Jun RE: White faced ibis Captree Suff. Co. [ebe6580017 ]
19 Jun 6-19 Sabine's Gull NO []
19 Jun 6/18- Queens: SABINE'S GULL, LONG-TAILED JAEGER and other goodies. [Doug Gochfeld ]
18 Jun Queens County LONG-TAILED JAEGER [Sean Sime ]
18 Jun Breezy Point Sabine's Gull update [Doug Gochfeld ]
18 Jun Re: SABINE'S GULL-Queens RIGHT NOW [Tim Healy ]
18 Jun SABINE'S GULL-Queens RIGHT NOW [Doug Gochfeld ]
18 Jun White faced ibis Captree Suff. Co. [Arie Gilbert ]
16 Jun Brooklyn Bird Club Evening Presentation [Dennis Hrehowsik ]
15 Jun Slide Mt. 6/14 [Sean Camillieri ]
15 Jun Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
15 Jun Queens County Bird Club - Upcoming Meeting - Wed. 06/17 - Helen Forgione - NYC Natural Areas Conservancy. ["Nancy Tognan" ]
15 Jun Breezy Point - Manx Shearwater 6/14/15 [Mike Shanley ]
14 Jun East Patchogue ["leormand ." ]
14 Jun anyone see Black Terns at Nickerson today? [Robert Taylor ]
14 Jun Terns at Cupsogue Beach CP (Suffolk) [Derek Rogers ]
14 Jun Piermont Pier Avocet- No [Dawn Hannay ]
13 Jun Arctic Terns @ Cupsogue LI []
13 Jun Re: American Avocet Piermont Pier [Karen Fung ]
13 Jun American Avocet Piermont Pier [Evan Mark ]
12 Jun NYC Area RBA: 12 June 2015 [Gail Benson ]

Subject: Mountain Birdwatch survey of Whiteface Mountain (north)
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:43:58 -0400
I conducted the annual Mountain Birdwatch survey of Whiteface Mountain
(north) on Thursday, June 25, 2015.  Winds were completely calm, but I was
in a cloud!  It was 50 degrees, but felt colder due to the fog.  I always
enjoy seeing mammals on the summit (Porcupines, Pine Martens, Snowshoe
Hares, Woodchucks! etc.), but the fog was so thick, I couldn't see anything!

 

Here are the tallies for 2015 (I will also include the 6/27/14, 6/20/13, and
6/23/12 tallies in parenthesis):

 

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 8             (7, 6, 7)

Black-capped Chickadee - 0             (0, 0, 0)

Boreal Chickadee - 0                         (0, 0, 0)

Winter Wren - 7                                 (8, 13, 11)

Bicknell's Thrush - 19                        (16, 8, 9)

Swainson's Thrush - 17                      (13, 15, 18)

Hermit Thrush - 0                               (0, 0, 0)

Blackpoll Warbler - 6                         (6, 4, 8)

White-throated Sparrow - 13             (14, 16, 17)

Fox Sparrow - 0                                 (0, 0, 2)

Red Squirrel - 0                                  (0, 0,0 )

 

As I was counting cones for the survey, a female Black-backed Woodpecker was
calling and foraging in the dead snags near me - nice views!

 

Joan Collins

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

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Subject: White-winged Crossbills/Common Loon chicks!/Bicknell's Thrush/Boreal Chickadee/Black-backed Woodpecker & more
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:08:59 -0400
On a June 27, 2015 tour with a birder from NYC and a birder from Florida, we
found 62 species by visiting Massawepie Mire, Spring Pond Bog, and Sabattis
Circle Road - all 3 locations are Important Bird Areas (IBAs).  It was a
pleasant surprise to find White-winged Crossbills - at least two flew across
the bog at Massawepie from the South Branch of the Grass River.  Later, I
heard more near the same river.  With the great cone crop on the spruces
(Black, Red, and White), and Balsam Fir, it could be an exciting winter for
finches!  It was also thrilling to see two Common Loon chicks riding on the
back of one of the two adults.  We have been inundated with rain, and I
think it will be a tough nesting year for many bird species.  Here is our
list of species:

 

Mallard

Ring-necked Duck

Ruffed Grouse

Wild Turkey

Common Loon - 4! (pair with two chicks)

Broad-winged Hawk

Chimney Swift - 3

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - nest!

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - heard calling and drumming across the bog

Northern Flicker

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 5 including a juvenile

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Veery

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - beautiful views!

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler - nice views!

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler - nice views!

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler - nice views!

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler -  nice views!

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow - nice views!

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

White-winged Crossbill - likely 4 (2 vocalizing and flying over the mire,
and more heard near the South Branch of the Grass River while we were at the
bridge).

 

I added photos of the loons, Mourning Warbler, and sunrise over Long Lake on
my Facebook page.

 

On a June 26, 2015 Dawn Tour up Whiteface Mountain with a birder from Texas
and a birder from Saranac Lake, NY, we found 58 species birding in high and
low elevation boreal habitat and mixed habitat areas.  Here is our list:

 

Ruffed Grouse

Wild Turkey

Broad-winged Hawk

American Woodcock - 4!

Mourning Dove

Barred Owl

Hairy Woodpecker - nest!

Black-backed Woodpecker - at least 7! (3 observed at a nest site - 2 adults
and a young male in the cavity)

Northern Flicker - nest!

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - at least 4 that came to hands for raisins!

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - nice views of a foraging bird on Whiteface!

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Bicknell's Thrush - nice views!  (Many singing and calling birds.)

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler - views

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Indigo Bunting

Bobolink

Red-winged Blackbird

Purple Finch

 

I added photos of Bicknell's Thrush, the sunrise on Whiteface, baby birds
(Hairy Woodpecker, Gray Jay, & Northern Flicker), and a Black-backed
Woodpecker pair feeding a young male at a nest cavity, to my Facebook page.

 

On a June 24, 2015 tour with a couple from Florida (& Willsboro, NY), we
found 55 species by visiting boreal habitat areas of Newcomb, Minerva, and
Long Lake.  Here is our list:

 

Ruffed Grouse - with young!

Wild Turkey

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk - a couple including a nest site

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 4 nests!

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - at least 5 (two different nest sites)

Pileated Woodpecker

Olive-sided Flycatcher - nice views!

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - nice views!

Alder Flycatcher - nice views!

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler - views of a pair!

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

 

I added photos of the Black-backed Woodpecker nest site, Olive-sided
Flycatcher, and Yellow-bellied Flycatcher to my Facebook page.

 

Joan Collins

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:54:53 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* June 29 2015*  NYSY  06. 29. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):June 22, 2015 - June 29, 2015to 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: June 29  AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga 
Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #448 Monday June 29, 
2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of June 22, 2014 Highlights:-----------LEAST BITTERN BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT 
HERONTRUMPETER SWANSANDHILL CRANEBLACK TERNRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN 
FLYCATCHERHENSLOW’S SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLE 



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

     6/23: 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the Mays Point Road site. 2 
were observed at times later in the week so breeding seems most likely.     
6/24: 2 TRUMPETER SWANS were seen at the Deep Ditch and Mitigation Unit off of 
VanDyne Spoor Road.     6/27:  The SANDHILL CRANE family, 2 adults and 1 
colt. were again seen from East Road.     6/29: 4 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS 
were seen at the Deep Ditch and Mitigation Unit. 


Onondaga County------------
     6/24: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at whiskey Hollow west of 
Baldwinsville.     6/25: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was again seen at Three 
Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.     6/26: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at 
Green Lakes State Park. 


Oswego County------------
     6/27: BLACK TERNS and a LEAST BITTERN were found in the Salmon River 
near Co. Rt. 15 in Port Ontario. 


Herkimer County------------
     6/24: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at a private residence north of 
Dolgeville. 


Jefferson County------------
     6/28: 3 HENSLOW’S SPARROWS were seen from Dog Hill Road in the Perch 
River WMA.   


    --  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A. 


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Subject: Re:Captree White-faced Ibis--YES
From: John Gluth <jgluth AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 01:38:29 -0400
Per Andrew's request, here's a positive report on the Captree WHITE-FACED IBIS. 


I arrived at the first pullout on Captree Island Road just after 5:30pm and 
quickly spotted the ibis feeding by itself in one of the closer pools east of 
the main channel. It put on a nice show for the next 15-20 minutes before 
slipping away unseen, probably while I was distracted by 3 Little Blue Herons 
feeding fairly close together. I saw ~30 Glossy Ibis scattered across the 
marsh, the largest concentration (12 birds) ~100 yards out from the road. There 
was a nice mix of an additional 4 wading bird species present, including 2 each 
of both night-heron species and good numbers of both white egrets. Other 
notables included 1 Black Skimmer and 4 Oystercatchers. Strangely, despite the 
high tide, I didn't see or even hear any Clapper Rails. 


After finding the White-faced Ibis so quickly I considered going over to Robert 
Moses to do some seawatching myself. But I'd just done so Saturday (with only 
modest results) and got so wrapped up by the activity on the marsh that it was 
7:00 before I knew it, so I called it a day. Looks like I blew that call. 


Photos of the ibis here: https://flic.kr/p/vkSJo2

John Gluth
Suffolk County

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Subject: Shearwaters, Petrels and Jaegers @ Robert Moses State Park LI, June 28
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:48:11 -0400
After deciding that our early morning success (see e-mail from the AM)
warranted another crack at sea watching in the evening at Robert Moses. Tom
Burke, Gail Benson and I began another seawatch in the afternoon around
4:50 p.m. hoping that the winds and offshore conditions would see a good
flight of seabirds.

We were not disappointed!  After picking up a few Cory's Shearwaters, in a
matter of minutes, we realized that we might be in for an afternoon treat
and settled in for the long haul. 3 hours 45 minutes later of a very
disciplined count these were our highlights.

*129 *Cory's Shearwaters
 *6 *Great Shearwaters
*3* Sooty Shearwaters
*5* Manx Shearwaters
*37* Wilson's Storm Petrels
*2* Parasitic Jaegers

Most of the birds were streaming from west to east and we took care to
avoid double counting any birds that might have circled back heading west.
The heaviest movement came about 30-40 minutes after we began and slowed
down about 15 minutes before we called it a day when the light began to
deteriorate. The Manx and the Sooty Shearwaters along with the Jaegers all
came later in the seawatch--heading east at a fairly good clip. This was
unlike some of the Cory's Shearwaters and some Wilson's Storm-Petrels who
at times milled around working various areas of the offshore slick.

In addition to the outstanding seawatch, Tom, Gail and I did some land
birding with mixed results. We tried twice unsuccessfully for the Captree
Island White-faced Ibis.  Although, we noticed that the Ibis flock seemed
sparse compared to last week, this could just mean that some Ibis'
including the WFIB were either elsewhere or out of site in the marsh.
Please keep posting both positive or negative reports.

The other land birding took place at Connetquot State Park where we made an
interesting observation. We heard and saw 3 different Yellow-throated
Warblers. At first there was some skepticism--after a careful effort of
triangulating the songs and sources we confirmed 3 different individuals.

I believe that other folks might have documented two birds at this location
potentially nesting but I have never heard anyone mentioning 3 birds.
Please continue to give these birds the necessary space and avoid the use
of any playback devices. It would be totally stonking if YTWA gets a solid
foothold on LI.


Cheers,

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林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
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Subject: Sea watch at Ft Tilden Queens
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 18:43:27 -0400
As of 6:40pm have
1 Sooty Shearwater
1 Great Shearwater 
5 Wilson's storm Petrels

Out east they are having much much more...

Isaac Grant
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Subject: Waiting for the tide at Cupsogue
From: Michael Yuan <mjyuan AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:09:12 -0400
Bob Washburn and I had 9 Great Shearwaters and 7 Cory's off
Cupsogue County Park beach this morning. 

A distant 1st year Arctic Tern and a Roseate Tern are currently on the flats.

Mike Yuan
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Subject: Shearwaters & Storm Petrels @ Robert Moses State Park LI...
From: birdingdude AT gmail.com
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 11:41:56 -0400
A seawatch with Tom Burke and Gail Benson for about an hour and a half at 
Robert Moses State Park Field 2, resulted in the following highlights. 


Cory's Shearwater (5), Great Shearwaters (12) and Wilson's Storm Petrel (7). 

The birds were milling around somewhat so these numbers are a rough estimate.

Cheers,

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林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu  The Art of War

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Subject: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY Saturday June 27, 2015
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:25:47 -0400
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

Saturday June 27, 2015

OBS: Robert DeCandido, Deborah Allen, m.ob. 

 

Double-crested Cormorant – perched & flyovers

Great Blue Heron

Red-tailed Hawk

Pileated Woodpecker – heard and saw characteristic oblong holes

Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker

Eastern Wood-Pewee – nest & 2 adults spotted by Tom Socci

Eastern Kingbird – spotted by Ginny DeLiagre

Warbling Vireo – several singing

Red-eyed Vireo - singing

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee – family group

Tufted Titmouse – family group

White-breast Nuthatch – family group of 5

House Wren – singing male

Gray Catbird

Common Yellowthroat – heard song

Yellow Warbler – male & female 

Song Sparrow – many singing

Chipping Sparrow – adults and juvenile

Red-winged Blackbird – several singing males, female collecting nesting 
material 


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Subject: South Brooklyn Birding Today incl. Cliff Swallow, Royal Terns
From: Tom Preston <tpreston87 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 20:30:16 +0000 (UTC)
 

   
Bobbi Manian, Dennis Hrehowsik, Heydi Lopes and I had an excellent June day's 
birding today. 

At Plumb Beach 2 Royal Terns dropped onto the E sand spit briefly before taking 
off Eastwards. About an hour later Heydi spotted what were presumably the same 
birds flying East above the marsh. Later still, Joshua Malbin reported 1 at 
Jamaica Bay / Terrapin Point. Likely one of the same birds, or perhaps a local 
influx.... 

Other birds at Plumb included the continuing drake Surf Scoter, flyover 
Short-billed Dowitcher, a very well-marked Black-bellied Plover, Clapper Rail 
and Little Blue Heron. 

We then headed towards Four Sparrow Marsh, which we accessed via Floyd Bennett 
Field, under the Mill Basin Bridge. We spent some time looking for Saltmarsh 
Sparrows and were eventually rewarded with a bird flying for quite a way across 
the marsh. We weren't able to see one perched today, though. Moving around the 
marsh we heard 3 Marsh Wrens and had great views of one of them at close range, 
and saw a variety of herons.  

The days highlight for all of us, I think, came as we were walking back towards 
the bridge. A Cliff Swallow flew by us, We watched it briefly before we lost 
sight of it. It returned a couple of times after that, though, and everyone got 
good views. This is an uncommon bird in Brooklyn. 

A warning if you plan to visit Four Sparrow Marsh - be careful. This is not an 
easy place to bird. You have to go around low tide, and bring waterproof boots. 
There are various thing to watch out for such as rusty nails protruding from 
planks, mussel beds with soft mud and potentially ankle-twisting tussocky 
grass. 

We celebrated our day with a very good late lunch at Jordan's Lobster Dock.
South Brooklyn is great birding!
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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 26 June 2015
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:37:06 -0400
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jun. 26, 2015
* NYNY1506.26

- Birds mentioned

WHITE-FACED IBIS+
ARCTIC TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

CORY'S SHEARWATER
GREAT SHEARWATER
MANX SHEARWATER
Northern Gannet
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Willet (subspecies "Western Willet")
White-rumped Sandpiper
Roseate Tern
Royal Tern
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-breasted Chat
SUMMER TANAGER
Grasshopper Sparrow

- Transcript

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        Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Hotline: New York City Area Rare Bird Alert
Number: (212) 979-3070

To report sightings call:
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Compiler: Tom Burke, Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 26th 2015
at 6pm. The highlights of today's tape are WHITE-FACED IBIS, ARCTIC TERN,
MANX SHEARWATER, GREAT SHEARWATER, CORY'S SHEARWATER and SUMMER TANAGER.

A nicely marked adult WHITE-FACED IBIS was still being seen today at
Captree Island where it moves around with up to 20 or more Glossy Ibis
eating in the marsh north of the roadway. The ibis are probably better seen
towards high tide when they become more concentrated there. If you visit
this site, located just west of the Robert Moses Causeway before the Jones
Beach turnoff, please note that Captree Island is a private community so
park off the roadway before the entrance to the community and obey the no
parking signs.

ARCTIC TERNS continue to visit Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes
though appearances have been sporadic recently. On Thursday on the late
morning rising tide a first summer Arctic remained on the flats for quite
awhile joined for a short time by a second summer Arctic. At least 4
ROSEATE TERNS also visited the flats along with some more expected terns
and some lingering shorebirds including a "Western" WILLET. On Wednesday 2
ROYAL TERNS were reported in Moriches Inlet just west of the Cupsogue flats
with another in Shinnecock Inlet Tuesday but no Royals were found Thursday.
This species much more common along the south shore in later summer.

Small numbers of shearwaters continue to appear along Long Island's south
shore. Last Saturday there were 6 or more CORY'S SHEARWATER and one GREAT
SHEARWATER off Cupsogue while the late afternoon produced at least 8 GREAT
plus a CORY'S off Shinnecock Inlet the Greats following returning trawlers
up to the inlet mouth for some very nice views. On Sunday about 6 CORY'S
were noted off Robert Moses State Park with 7 off Smith Point County Park
in Shirley Tuesday and on Wednesday the only MANX SHEARWATER of the week
was reported off Cupsogue. Shinnecock Inlet Thursday afternoon provided at
least 2 each of CORY'S and GREAT SHEARWATERS, 2 NORTHERN GANNETS and
ROSEATE TERN.

Two WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were noted at Shirley Marina County Park last
Tuesday and YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen on a nest on Governors
Island on Tuesday. The male SUMMER TANAGER was still singing at Planting
Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay on Sunday unfortunately apparently still
unmated.

Some interesting birds in Westchester County recently have featured a
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continuing at Muscoot Farm in Katonah, a
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining Thursday and
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, hopefully nesting, at Croton Point County Park.

To phone in reports on Long Island, call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
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Subject: Governors Island Yellow-crowned Night Heron Nest - Video
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:22:54 -0400
There's a wonderful video posted on YouTube captured by Kathy (or Cathy) of
the Governors Island Yellow-crowned Night Herons. I met Kathy today at the
nest. In the video an adult (presumably the male) brings twigs to the
sitter who takes and places the twigs in the nest. This is something I've
not been able to see yet during my visits to the island.

There is a link to the video on the wiki for the Governors Island eBird
hotspot in the "Social Media / Searches" section near the bottom of the
page:

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Enjoy!

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Subject: White-faced Ibis Yes
From: mscheibel49 AT gmail.com
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:16:53 -0400
Continuing now at Captree Island, great views feeding in salt pan pond just 
west of creek at parking site marked by "Captree Island", 200' north of road. 

Mike & Lynne Scheibel
Brookhaven 

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Subject: Re: Senate vote on 1081 Feral Cats
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:56:35 -0400
Richard Guthrie and many others have been leading the charge on social media 
via the NY Birders group on FB. There is another group specific to the issue, 
"Cats Kill Wildlife." A search should get the desired result. 


What is not clear , is how much our local bird clubs, 
conservation organizations etc have been involved in writing letters and 
getting members to call in regarding this latest issue. 


It seems we get very little to no correspondence on issues like this to the 
list-serves unless it is reactionary. The cat folks are a well oiled machine. 
We birders/naturalists have a lot of work to do in putting up any semblance of 
a fight. 



風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
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> On Jun 26, 2015, at 9:50 AM, Bert Harris  wrote:
> 
> Is there a Facebook group that opposes this? I couldn't find one after a 
quick look. It would be good to get the message out on social media. 

> 
> Thanks,
> Bert Harris, Princeton, NJ
> 
>> On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 9:22 AM, Kathryn Schneider  
wrote: 

>> The New York State Ornithological Association also has a long history of 
opposition to feral cat colonies. See nybirds.org for our stand on this 
conservation issue. 

>> 
>> Kathryn Schneider
>> President
>> 
>>>> On Jun 26, 2015, at 8:59 AM, Michael Galas  
wrote: 

>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>>> Forwarding this message  for Gerry Rising : 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> The bill that establishes support for feral cat colonies passed the NY 
Senate. Please use the address below to urge the governor to veto this bill. 
Here is the vote tabulation: 

>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Below is how the Senate voted for 1081...
>>>> 
>>>> VOTE: FLOOR VOTE: - Jun 24, 2015
>>>> 
>>>> Ayes (48): Amedore, Boyle, Breslin, Comrie, Croci, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, 
Farley, Felder, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Hamilton, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, 
Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Marchione, Martins, 
Montgomery, Murphy, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ortt, Panepinto, Parker, Peralta, 
Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino, Serino, 
Serrano, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Venditto, Young 

>>>> 
>>>> Nays (12): Avella, Bonacic, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Funke, 
Griffo, Hassell-Thomps, Little, Marcellino, Seward, Valesky 

>>>> 
>>>> Absent (1): Sampson
>>>> 
>>>> Excused (2): Addabbo, Libous
>>>> 
>>>> Final attempt for NY. Contact the Governor and tell him to veto the bill.
>>>> 
>>>> https://www.governor.ny.gov/contact
>>>> 
>>>> This is despite the fact that all these organizations oppose the process 
this bill supports: 

>>>> 
>>>> American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
>>>> American Ornithologists Union
>>>> National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians
>>>> American Bird Conservancy
>>>> People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
>>>> Committee on Environmental Issues of the American Veterinarian Medical 
Association 

>>>> New York Chapter of the Audubon Society
>>> Mike & Sylvia Galas
>>> michael.galas6 AT gmail.com
>>> 716-345-5419 cell
>>> 
>>> 
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Subject: Re: Senate vote on 1081 Feral Cats
From: Bert Harris <aramidopsis AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:50:25 -0400
Is there a Facebook group that opposes this? I couldn't find one after a
quick look. It would be good to get the message out on social media.

Thanks,
Bert Harris, Princeton, NJ

On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 9:22 AM, Kathryn Schneider 
wrote:

> The New York State Ornithological Association also has a long history of
> opposition to feral cat colonies.  See nybirds.org for our stand on this
> conservation issue.
>
> Kathryn Schneider
> President
>
> On Jun 26, 2015, at 8:59 AM, Michael Galas 
> wrote:
>
>
>
> *Forwarding this message  for Gerry Rising  >: *
>
>
>
> The bill that establishes support for feral cat colonies passed the NY
> Senate. Please use the address below to urge the governor to veto this
> bill. Here is the vote tabulation:
>
> 
>
> Below is how the Senate voted for 1081...
>
> VOTE: FLOOR VOTE: - Jun 24, 2015
>
> Ayes (48): Amedore, Boyle, Breslin, Comrie, Croci, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat,
> Farley, Felder, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Hamilton, Hannon, Hoylman,
> Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Marchione,
> Martins, Montgomery, Murphy, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ortt, Panepinto, Parker,
> Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino,
> Serino, Serrano, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Venditto, Young
>
> Nays (12): Avella, Bonacic, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Funke,
> Griffo, Hassell-Thomps, Little, Marcellino, Seward, Valesky
>
> Absent (1): Sampson
>
> Excused (2): Addabbo, Libous
>
> Final attempt for NY. Contact the Governor and tell him to veto the bill.
>
> https://www.governor.ny.gov/contact
>
> This is despite the fact that all these organizations oppose the process
> this bill supports:
>
> American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
> American Ornithologists Union
> National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians
> American Bird Conservancy
> People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
> Committee on Environmental Issues of the American Veterinarian Medical
> Association
> New York Chapter of the Audubon Society
>
>
> Mike & Sylvia Galas
> michael.galas6 AT gmail.com
> 716-345-5419 cell
>
>
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Subject: Re: Senate vote on 1081 Feral Cats
From: Kathryn Schneider <fallline AT nycap.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:22:03 -0400
The New York State Ornithological Association also has a long history of 
opposition to feral cat colonies. See nybirds.org  for our 
stand on this conservation issue. 


Kathryn Schneider
President
> On Jun 26, 2015, at 8:59 AM, Michael Galas  wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>> Forwarding this message for Gerry Rising >: 

>> 
>> 
>> The bill that establishes support for feral cat colonies passed the NY 
Senate. Please use the address below to urge the governor to veto this bill. 
Here is the vote tabulation: 

>> 
>> >
>> 
>> Below is how the Senate voted for 1081...
>> 
>> VOTE: FLOOR VOTE: - Jun 24, 2015
>> 
>> Ayes (48): Amedore, Boyle, Breslin, Comrie, Croci, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, 
Farley, Felder, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Hamilton, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, 
Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Marchione, Martins, 
Montgomery, Murphy, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ortt, Panepinto, Parker, Peralta, 
Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino, Serino, 
Serrano, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Venditto, Young 

>> 
>> Nays (12): Avella, Bonacic, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Funke, Griffo, 
Hassell-Thomps, Little, Marcellino, Seward, Valesky 

>> 
>> Absent (1): Sampson
>> 
>> Excused (2): Addabbo, Libous
>> 
>> Final attempt for NY. Contact the Governor and tell him to veto the bill.
>> 
>> https://www.governor.ny.gov/contact 
>> 
>> This is despite the fact that all these organizations oppose the process 
this bill supports: 

>> 
>> American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
>> American Ornithologists Union
>> National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians
>> American Bird Conservancy
>> People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
>> Committee on Environmental Issues of the American Veterinarian Medical 
Association 

>> New York Chapter of the Audubon Society
>> 
>> 
> Mike & Sylvia Galas
> michael.galas6 AT gmail.com 
> 716-345-5419 cell
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Subject: Re: Senate vote on 1081 Feral Cats
From: Larry Federman <birderlarry AT verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:15:02 -0400
Yes, now is the time to put the pressure on the governor!

In addition to the organizations below, Audubon New York (the state program of 
National Audubon Society) also opposed the bill and conducted a campaign among 
its members – employees and chapters – to contact legislators. The pressure 
will continue! 


Larry Federman


From: Michael Galas 
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2015 8:59 AM
To: nysbirds-l 
Cc: Gerry Rising 
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Senate vote on 1081 Feral Cats



  Forwarding this message  for Gerry Rising : 



 The bill that establishes support for feral cat colonies passed the NY Senate. 
Please use the address below to urge the governor to veto this bill. Here is 
the vote tabulation: 


  

  Below is how the Senate voted for 1081...

  VOTE: FLOOR VOTE: - Jun 24, 2015

 Ayes (48): Amedore, Boyle, Breslin, Comrie, Croci, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, 
Farley, Felder, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Hamilton, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, 
Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Marchione, Martins, 
Montgomery, Murphy, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ortt, Panepinto, Parker, Peralta, 
Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino, Serino, 
Serrano, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Venditto, Young 


 Nays (12): Avella, Bonacic, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Funke, Griffo, 
Hassell-Thomps, Little, Marcellino, Seward, Valesky 


  Absent (1): Sampson

  Excused (2): Addabbo, Libous

  Final attempt for NY. Contact the Governor and tell him to veto the bill.

  https://www.governor.ny.gov/contact

 This is despite the fact that all these organizations oppose the process this 
bill supports: 


  American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
  American Ornithologists Union
  National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians
  American Bird Conservancy
  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
 Committee on Environmental Issues of the American Veterinarian Medical 
Association 

  New York Chapter of the Audubon Society




Mike & Sylvia Galas
michael.galas6 AT gmail.com
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Subject: Senate vote on 1081 Feral Cats
From: Michael Galas <michael.galas6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:59:30 -0400

> Forwarding this message  for Gerry Rising : 
> 
> 
> The bill that establishes support for feral cat colonies passed the NY 
Senate. Please use the address below to urge the governor to veto this bill. 
Here is the vote tabulation: 

> 
> 
> 
> Below is how the Senate voted for 1081...
> 
> VOTE: FLOOR VOTE: - Jun 24, 2015
> 
> Ayes (48): Amedore, Boyle, Breslin, Comrie, Croci, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, 
Farley, Felder, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Hamilton, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, 
Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Marchione, Martins, 
Montgomery, Murphy, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ortt, Panepinto, Parker, Peralta, 
Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino, Serino, 
Serrano, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Venditto, Young 

> 
> Nays (12): Avella, Bonacic, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Flanagan, Funke, Griffo, 
Hassell-Thomps, Little, Marcellino, Seward, Valesky 

> 
> Absent (1): Sampson
> 
> Excused (2): Addabbo, Libous
> 
> Final attempt for NY. Contact the Governor and tell him to veto the bill.
> 
> https://www.governor.ny.gov/contact
> 
> This is despite the fact that all these organizations oppose the process this 
bill supports: 

> 
> American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
> American Ornithologists Union
> National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians
> American Bird Conservancy
> People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
> Committee on Environmental Issues of the American Veterinarian Medical 
Association 

> New York Chapter of the Audubon Society
> 
> 
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Subject: Shinnecock Inlet Suffolk County Shearwaters...
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:51 -0400
Following our early birding at Cupsogue, Tom Burke, Gail Benson and I ended up 
at Shinnecock Inlet, for a late afternoon seawatch. Our highlights were 
multiple Cory's and Great Shearwaters. 


Sifting through the Tern flock turned up 1 Roseate among the many Common Terns. 
This is similar to what we have observed at Shinnecock Inlet over the last few 
weeks. 


Cheers,

> On Jun 25, 2015, at 4:17 PM, Gail Benson  wrote:
> 
> Tom Burke, Andrew Baksh and I spent 5 hours on the flats today. Our 
highlights were two Arctic Terns, one first summer and one second summer. There 
were four Roseate Terns as well, with a smattering of expected shorebirds 
including the lingering "Western" Willet. Ocean watching was not productive. 

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Subject: Cupsogue County Park Arctic Terns
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:17:16 -0400
Tom Burke, Andrew Baksh and I spent 5 hours on the flats today. Our
highlights were two Arctic Terns, one first summer and one second summer.
There were four Roseate Terns as well, with a smattering of expected
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Subject: RE: white-faced Ibis
From: Carole Griffiths <Carole.Griffiths AT liu.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:28:10 +0000
Seen now - near pond in marsh, park be Captree Island sign
________________________________________
From: bounce-119394639-14379029 AT list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-119394639-14379029 AT list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Mike 
[mikec02 AT optonline.net] 

Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2015 9:27 PM
To: nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Great Shearwater- Shinnecock

I was interested to see that Steve Walter saw multiple Cory's Shearwaters today 
off the south shore of Long Island. I spent about an hour sea watching at 
Shinnecock this morning and had a close Great Shearwater flying and lighting on 
the water right just outside the jetties. Also one distant dark shearwater, 
presumably a Sooty. No other interesting seabirds or terns. 


I was surprised to see 12 Glossy Ibis feeding with the grackles on the sod 
field along rte 51. This was a new behavior for me. 


Mike Cooper
Ridge, LI NY
Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 21, 2015, at 9:10 PM, Steve Walter 
> wrote: 


The weekends weather forecast wasnt what I was looking for in June, my time 
for dragonflies and butterflies. But if I had to resort to birding, today is 
what I would have drawn up. Get a southerly wind on the heels of a storm, for 
sea watching at Robert Moses State Park, then clearing for good lighting on the 
White-faced Ibis at nearby Captree Island. The sea watching wasnt anything 
great, but Bob Anderson and I combined to pick up 6 Corys Shearwaters. The 
birds were seen between 8:30 and 9:40, although my length of stay was from 
about 8:00 to 10:15. 


I have to thank Michael McBrien for finding and being my spotter on the 
White-faced Ibis (easier to keep track of it in a scope than in a camera). A 
picture of the Ibis can be seen at http://www.stevewalternature.com/ . To 
provide photographers with the information birders dont give you, the ibis 
kept its distance from the road, but it was not outrageously far when seen 
toward the western part of the island. The picture was taken with a 1000 mm 
setup. I would expect anything less to be a major challenge, unless you get 
lucky. A couple of Glossys were a bit closer in at one viewing spot. But it is 
a good light direction. 


Steve Walter
Bayside, NY


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Subject: FW: White-faced Ibis at Captree Island
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:20:08 -0400
still there at 2 PM, to the northeast from main parking area at eastern end, 
often disappearing into the tall grass 

 
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:32:59 -0400
Subject: [nysbirds-l] White-faced Ibis at Captree Island
From: intrinsic3141 AT gmail.com
To: nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu

Currently viewing the White-faced Ibis at Captree Island. Feeding alone just 
north of road in the first pond. 

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Subject: YB Chat, Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:29:31 -0400
Hilary Seiner saw a male yellow-breasted chat during a Teatown breeding bird 
survey this morning. It was on the powerlines just up the hill from Spring 
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Subject: White-faced Ibis at Captree Island
From: Mike Mulqueen <intrinsic3141 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:32:59 -0400
Currently viewing the White-faced Ibis at Captree Island. Feeding alone
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Subject: Re: S. 1081 - feral cat issues
From: Fran Manushkin <franm AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:40:01 -0400
For sure. It went very quickly! And it felt great. Fran
> On Jun 24, 2015, at 1:33 PM, Philip Ribolow  wrote:
> 
> I just put calls through to each of these senators and my own state senator 
asking them to vote NO on today’s vote on S-1081. I got through to everyone 
easily. The only ones to ask for my address were my own senator and Kemp 
Hannon, which is why I’ve included zip codes. I urge everyone to call. This 
whole process took less than 5 minutes and apparently, it is a lot easier 
calling State Government than the Federal Government. 

>  
> Regards,
>  
> Phil Ribolow
> New York, NY
>  
> From: bounce-119403048-72848784 AT list.cornell.edu 
 
[mailto:bounce-119403048-72848784 AT list.cornell.edu 
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> Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 1:17 PM
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> Subject: [nysbirds-l] S. 1081 - feral cat issues
>  
> The bill legitimizing release of domestic cats into the wild and authorizing 
public funds to fund feral cat colonies is apparently coming up today in the 
NYS Senate. Many wild bird groups and supporters such as American Bird 
Conservancy are urging the public to contact their state senators and urge them 
to vote "No" on S. 1081. Here are some contacts for those interested in making 
such calls. Obviously you can also call your own state senator. 

> Senate Majority Leader, John Flanagan: (518) 455-2071  
Smithtown LI 11787 

> Deputy Majority Leader John Bonacic: (518) 455-3181  
Delhi 13753 

> Chairman of Senate Finance John De Francisco: (518) 455-3511 
 Syracuse 13202 

> Secretary of the Senate Majority Conference Martin Golden: (518) 455-2730 
 Bay Ridge Brooklyn 11214 

> Assistant Majority Leader Kemp Hannon: (518) 455-2200  
Garden City LI 11530 

> Thanks,
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> Babylon NY
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Subject: Re: S. 1081 - feral cat issues
From: Fran Manushkin <franm AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:36:21 -0400
I called them all: the person who answered at DeFrancisco’s office said that 
no was already the senator’s position. Fran 

> On Jun 24, 2015, at 1:17 PM, Tim Dunn  wrote:
> 
> The bill legitimizing release of domestic cats into the wild and authorizing 
public funds to fund feral cat colonies is apparently coming up today in the 
NYS Senate. Many wild bird groups and supporters such as American Bird 
Conservancy are urging the public to contact their state senators and urge them 
to vote "No" on S. 1081. Here are some contacts for those interested in making 
such calls. Obviously you can also call your own state senator. 

> Senate Majority Leader, John Flanagan: (518) 455-2071 
> Deputy Majority Leader John Bonacic: (518) 455-3181 
> Chairman of Senate Finance John De Francisco: (518) 455-3511 
 

> Secretary of the Senate Majority Conference Martin Golden: (518) 455-2730 
 

> Assistant Majority Leader Kemp Hannon: (518) 455-2200 
> Thanks,
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> Babylon NY
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Subject: RE: S. 1081 - feral cat issues
From: Philip Ribolow <philip.ribolow AT db.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:33:23 +0000
I just put calls through to each of these senators and my own state senator 
asking them to vote NO on today’s vote on S-1081. I got through to everyone 
easily. The only ones to ask for my address were my own senator and Kemp 
Hannon, which is why I’ve included zip codes. I urge everyone to call. This 
whole process took less than 5 minutes and apparently, it is a lot easier 
calling State Government than the Federal Government. 


Regards,

Phil Ribolow
New York, NY

From: bounce-119403048-72848784 AT list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-119403048-72848784 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Tim Dunn 

Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 1:17 PM
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] S. 1081 - feral cat issues

The bill legitimizing release of domestic cats into the wild and authorizing 
public funds to fund feral cat colonies is apparently coming up today in the 
NYS Senate. Many wild bird groups and supporters such as American Bird 
Conservancy are urging the public to contact their state senators and urge them 
to vote "No" on S. 1081. Here are some contacts for those interested in making 
such calls. Obviously you can also call your own state senator. 


 * Senate Majority Leader, John Flanagan: (518) 455-2071 
Smithtown LI 11787 

 * Deputy Majority Leader John Bonacic: (518) 455-3181 
Delhi 13753 

 * Chairman of Senate Finance John De Francisco: (518) 
455-3511 Syracuse 13202 

 * Secretary of the Senate Majority Conference Martin Golden: (518) 
455-2730 Bay Ridge Brooklyn 11214 

 * Assistant Majority Leader Kemp Hannon: (518) 455-2200 
Garden City LI 11530 

Thanks,
Tim Dunn
Babylon NY
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From: Tim Dunn <timdunn AT optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:17:27 -0400
The bill legitimizing release of domestic cats into the wild and authorizing 
public funds to fund feral cat colonies is apparently coming up today in the 
NYS Senate. Many wild bird groups and supporters such as American Bird 
Conservancy are urging the public to contact their state senators and urge them 
to vote "No" on S. 1081. Here are some contacts for those interested in making 
such calls. Obviously you can also call your own state senator. 

Senate Majority Leader, John Flanagan: (518) 455-2071
Deputy Majority Leader John Bonacic: (518) 455-3181
Chairman of Senate Finance John De Francisco: (518) 455-3511
Secretary of the Senate Majority Conference Martin Golden: (518) 455-2730
Assistant Majority Leader Kemp Hannon: (518) 455-2200
Thanks,
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Babylon NY
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Subject: Some bird sightings from eastern Long Island 6-23-15
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:34:40 -0400




Subject: Adirondack Birding Festival species
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:46:39 -0400
I led 4 field trips for the 11th Annual Adirondack Birding Festival (June
12, 13, and 14).  The weather was terrific this year with the only rain
falling in late afternoon on Friday and during that night.  Once again
Birding Festival participants shared the W.W. Durant dinner cruise on
Raquette Lake with the Black Fly Challenge bicyclists!  (Nearly 800
bicyclists did the 40 mile route through Moose River Plains this year!).
Wendy Hall, of the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center, gave
a wonderful presentation for the Birding Festival held at the Adirondack
Museum late Saturday afternoon.  Here are the species from my field trips:

 

Friday, June 12, 2015 (Ferd's Bog (Long Lake) and Brown's Tract Inlet
(Inlet) - two different trips):

 

Wild Turkey

Common Loon

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Broad-winged Hawk

Chimney Swift

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker - nest site!

Black-backed Woodpecker - carrying food

Pileated Woodpecker

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

 

Saturday, June 13, 2015 (Sabattis Circle Road (driving safari) and Round
Pond Road Trail (hike) (Long Lake)):

 

Ruffed Grouse - with brand new young!  (I saw what I thought might be a leaf
blowing in the road, but it was a Ruffed Grouse chick that could only move a
couple inches at a time - adorable!  There were many brand new young along
the road.  Someone also noted a Broad-winged Hawk perched nearby that flew
away - I suspect we saved that chick by stopping.)

Great Blue Heron - at a one-nest rookery!

Turkey Vulture

Red-shouldered Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk - nest site

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - flying to a nest

Hairy Woodpecker - nest site with older young - one that nearly fell out of
the hole!

Black-backed Woodpecker - we visited a nest site in Long Lake after the
field trip

Pileated Woodpecker

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - at least 6 (family of 4 and a 3rd adult showed up, causing a
ruckus at Sabattis Bog; and another Gray Jay called while we hiked the Round
Pond Trail)

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Veery

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

 

Sunday, June 14, 2015 (Moose River Plains (Inlet)):

 

Ruffed Grouse

Broad-winged Hawk

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Merlin - taking a sand bath for a long time just before the Helldiver
turnoff!  This behavior is described in the Birds of North America Merlin
account, but none of us had ever observed it before.

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - nice views!

Alder Flycatcher - nice views!

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler - wonderful views!

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow - nice views!

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Purple Finch

Pine Siskin

 

A couple days before the Festival, I did hear singing Olive-sided
Flycatchers at Ferd's Bog and near the Red River at Moose River Plains, but
we only caught a bird calling briefly at Ferd's Bog during the field trip.
We did hear an Olive-sided Flycatcher singing near Sabattis Bog during that
field trip.

 

It was great to once again have two other field trip leaders, Pat & John
Thaxton, stay with us during the Festival!

 

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Subject: Late May & June sightings in Northern NY
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:37:52 -0400
A few observations this spring/summer:  The cone crop on Black, Red, and
White Spruces, and Balsam Fir is excellent!  (I am collecting photos of the
cones.)  There will be plenty of food for wildlife this year.  Tamarack
looks good, but I haven't checked Hemlock yet.  White Pine had a good cone
crop last year and I don't see any new cones this year.

 

With few cones this past year, Red Squirrel numbers are down, which is a
positive for many nesting birds.  I have found 5 Black-backed Woodpecker
nest sites, and so far, none have been predated.

 

Thrushes: On the Northern NY Birds list serve, Judy Heintz pointed out a
lack of Hermit Thrushes in mid-May and the ones she did observe were
calling, not singing.  My husband (a non-birder) and I have also observed
this behavior.  Hermit Thrushes appeared in mid-April, as usual, but did not
sing (indicating migrants passing through with few arrivals), which is
extremely unusual.  Instead of the normal 4 to 5 singing Hermit Thrushes
around our home, we can only hear one distant bird.  This is also the case
wherever I hike - fewer birds.  It is such a dramatic change, that my
husband noticed it too.  I am also noting far fewer Swainson's and Wood
Thrushes.  This was the first year that we didn't note any migrant Wood
Thrushes moving through our property.  I am also noting drops for many other
bird species - it is alarming.  It certainly does appear that the overall
numbers of birds continue to decline.

 

Observations from recent hikes and guided tours (most recent trips first):

 

June 22, 2015: I found two more Black-backed Woodpecker nest sites - one in
Newcomb and one in Minerva.  I also observed a singing Olive-sided
Flycatcher and two Eastern Kingbirds at a wetland in Minerva.

 

On a June 20, 2015 tour with a birder from New Lebanon, NY and a birder from
NYC, we visited Whiteface Mountain at dawn, (plus several nocturnal stops),
River Road, Bloomingdale areas, and Sabattis Circle Road (in the William C.
Whitney Wilderness Area.  Here are the 56 species found:

 

Canada Goose

Wild Turkey

Common Loon

Turkey Vulture

Broad-winged Hawk - nest site

Mourning Dove

Barred Owl

Black-backed Woodpecker - pair at their nest and views of a young male at
the nest hole

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - nice views of a vocalizing bird!

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Bicknell's Thrush - nice views of several singing/calling birds!

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Indigo Bunting

Bobolink

Red-winged Blackbird

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

 

We also observed a Porcupine on the summit of Whiteface Mountain and a
Snowshoe Hare on Sabattis Circle Road that didn't want to leave the roadway!

 

June 19, 2015: I found 6 Black-backed Woodpeckers in the Bloomingdale area -
two different pairs, one pair at its nest site with at least two young heard
vocalizing.

 

On a June 17, 2015 tour with a birder from Connecticut, we visited the
following areas: Sabattis Circle Road (in the William C. Whitney Wilderness
Area), Massawepie Mire, Spring Pond Bog, and the Northville-Placid Trail (S
in Long Lake).  The focus of this trip was warbler habitats and warbler
species photography for an upcoming book.  We found the following 61
species:

 

Ruffed Grouse - many with young!

Common Loon

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Broad-winged Hawk - several, plus a nest site

Herring Gull

Mourning Dove

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Black-backed Woodpecker - pair at their nest site

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 3

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Veery

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Indigo Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Pine Siskin

 

We observed a huge Black Bear on our drive out of Spring Pond Bog!  We also
observed many White Admiral butterflies.

 

June 8, 2015: I hiked the Round Pond Road trail again (see 6/5/15 below) and
found a male Black-backed Woodpecker.  Based on the location/behavior, I
suspect this woodpecker is part of a second breeding pair along that trail.

 

On a June 7, 2015 tour with two birders from Connecticut, we visited
Whiteface Mountain at dawn, River Road, Bloomingdale locations, Spring Pond
Bog complex, and locations in Long Lake - plus nocturnal birding.  We found
the following 66 species:

 

Canada Goose

Wild Turkey

American Bittern

Turkey Vulture

Broad-winged Hawk - nest site

Wilson's Snipe

American Woodcock

Mourning Dove

Barred Owl

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - male at his nest site

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow - at their nest sites

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Bicknell's Thrush - several observed and photographed!

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Bobolink

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

 

We also observed a beautiful Gray Fox (Saranac Lake), White-tailed Deer, and
Snowshoe Hare.

 

June 5, 2015: After skiing the Round Pond Road trail in Long Lake this
winter (accessed off Sabattis Circle Road), I followed up with a June hike.
It is a wonderful trail that has been public for nearly a decade, but like
many Adirondack trails, completely unmarked!  I only recently noticed it was
publicly accessible while looking at a map of the area!  I found a family of
Gray Jays - all appearing as if they just took a bath! (photos on my
Facebook page) and a female Black-backed Woodpecker.  There are many other
boreal birds along this trail, including Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Palm
Warbler, and Lincoln's Sparrow.  I also found a Black Bear scat.  The
following day, 6/6/15, I hiked the trail again and found Moose tracks (there
were tracks in the snow this past winter also).  I also found a Broad-winged
Hawk nest site in Long Lake.

 

June 4, 2015: I found a Black-backed Woodpecker nest site in Long Lake.

 

June 3, 2015: I drove my younger son to Heart Lake in Lake Placid so he
could spend several days camping in the wilderness.  I observed a Red Fox
along the road and a male Northern Harrier in the fields on the road into
Heart Lake.

 

On a May 30-31 two-day tour with a couple from NJ and a birder from NYC, we
went up Whiteface Mountain at dawn and birded along River Road on our way to
the Bloomingdale area.  We visited areas of Bloomingdale and Spring Pond
Bog.  On Sunday, we visited Perch River Wildlife Management Area and Upper
and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area.  On Saturday, we found 68 species,
and on Sunday, we found 60 species.  Our total species count was 97 species.
We had rough weather during the two days - on Sunday it was 45 degrees with
wind and rain most of the day!  Here is the list of birds found by day:

 

Saturday, May 30, 2015:

 

Wild Turkey

Turkey Vulture

Broad-winged Hawk - nice view!

Killdeer

American Woodcock - view in our headlights!

Mourning Dove

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Great Crested Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo - several singing!

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow - adorable birds at their mud nests!

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - 5

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Veery

Bicknell's Thrush - many heard singing/calling; several flyover views, and
one wonderful view of a singing bird!

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - nice views!

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler - nice views!

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Bobolink

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

 

We also observed Snowshoe Hares and Woodchucks!

 

Sunday, May 31, 2015:

 

Canada Goose

Trumpeter Swan - nice views of a pair!

Mallard

Wild Turkey

Pied-billed Grebe

American Bittern - views

Great Blue Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron - views

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Semipalmated Sandpiper - ~ 200 on the mudflats

Wilson's Snipe - heard and observed

Caspian Tern - nice views!

Black Tern - nice views!

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Easter Wood-Pewee

Alder Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Kingbird

Warbling Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

House Wren

Marsh Wren

Veery

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Brown Thrasher

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Black-and-white Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Eastern Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow - many views

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Scarlet Tanager

Indigo Bunting

Bobolink - many views!

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Common Grackle

Baltimore Oriole

American Goldfinch

 

We also observed an Eastern Coyote and many Snapping Turtles!

 

On a May 28-29, 2015 two-day tour with a birder from Virginia, we spent time
in the St. Lawrence Valley: Town of Stockholm, Winthrop, Brasher State
Forest, and Upper and Lower Lakes WMA including Indian Creek Nature Center.
On Friday, we spent time along Sabattis Circle Road/Sabattis Bog (within the
William C. Whitney Wilderness IBA), and the Spring Pond Bog Preserve (IBA).
We found 76 species on Thursday and 49 species on Friday, with a total
species count of 90 (19 warbler species).  Here is a list of birds by day:

 

Thursday, May 28, 2015:

 

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Wild Turkey

Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Northern Harrier

Northern Goshawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Wilson's Snipe

Ring-billed Gull

Black Tern

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Great Crested Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Warbling Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Brown Creeper

House Wren

Marsh Wren

Veery

Hermit Thrush

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Brown Thrasher

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush - several

Brewster's Warbler (singing a Golden-winged Warbler song in the same tree
where a Golden-winged Warbler was observed last year!)

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler - many!

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Eastern Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Scarlet Tanager

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Bobolink

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Common Grackle

Baltimore Oriole

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

Evening Grosbeak - at least 2!

 

Friday, May 29, 2015:

 

Wild Turkey

Common Loon

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Veery

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Purple Finch

 

May 27, 2015: I took a trip to the St. Lawrence Valley and found a female
Eastern Coyote feeding on a road-killed Porcupine along Route 3.  (I posted
photos to my Facebook page below.)

 

On a May 25, 2015 tour with a couple from Texas, we stopped at several
locations for nocturnal birding before going up Whiteface Mountain at dawn.
We also birded River Road and visited Spring Pond Bog.  We found the
following 63 species:

 

Canada Goose

Wild Turkey

Common Loon

Turkey Vulture

Wilson's Snipe

American Woodcock

Mourning Dove

Barred Owl - at least 2, more likely 3

Northern Saw-whet Owl - wonderful vocalizations!

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Northern Flicker

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Blue-headed Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo - several!

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - at least 3

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Bicknell's Thrush

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

European Starling

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Red-winged Blackbird

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

 

We also found the following mammals: Porcupine, Snowshoe Hare (several!),
Woodchuck, White-tailed Deer, Red Squirrel, and a possible Pine Marten!

 

On a 5/23/15 half-day tour with 3 birders from the Albany area, we
car-birded the area between Wilmington and Bloomingdale, and several areas
in Bloomingdale with a couple short walks.  We found 54 species:

 

Common Merganser

Wild Turkey

Turkey Vulture

Ring-billed Gull

Mourning Dove

Barred Owl

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - 4 to 6 birds!  Several came to hands for raisins!

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow - at their nest colony

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - 5 (groups of 2, 2, and 1)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Swainson's Thrush - nice views!

Hermit Thrush - nice views!

American Robin

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush - nice views!

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Scarlet Tanager

Red-winged Blackbird

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

 

I've been adding many photos to my Facebook page below - birds (including
Bicknell's Thrush, Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker, Olive-sided and
Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, etc.), mammals, butterflies, reptiles,
amphibians, and wildflowers!

 

Joan Collins

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

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Subject: Reminder: BBC Evening Program
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:10:07 -0400
Please join the Brooklyn Bird Club tomorrow Tuesday, June 23rd, 7:00 PM for:

An environmental DNA (eDNA) approach to discovering life in NYC Ponds.

Presenter: Seth Wollney

Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza

Various human impacts, such as pollution and buildings, can shape freshwater 
pond ecosystems in the urban landscape of New York City. Ponds are important 
centers of biodiversity in cities and benefit humans in many ways. At our June 
meeting, Seth Wollney will talk about his project to inventory the biological 
communities in seven local ponds using cutting-edge environmental DNA 
collection techniques. The data collected will lead to a deeper understanding 
of what humans can do to help conserve these important ecosystems for future 
generations. 


As a native New Yorker, Seth Wollney has been a life-long naturalist exploring 
the ponds, woods, fields and beaches of the city. While passionate about almost 
everything that concerns ecology and natural history, he has a particular 
interest in birds, turtles, dragonflies and moths. He is currently working on 
his doctoral degree at the Conservation Genetics lab at the College of Staten 
Island, CUNY. His thesis project investigates how biological communities found 
in urban ponds are impacted by human activities with a particular focus on 
painted turtle ecology and population biology. In March 2015, he received an 
Honorable Mention from the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research 
Fellowship Program! 


http://www.brooklynbirdclub.org/meetings.htm



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Brooklyn 



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Subject: White-faced Ibis No
From: Susan Joseph <susan.joseph.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:29:06 -0400
The White-faced Ibis did not show up between the hours of 4:45 and 6:15 this 
evening. 

Thanks to all my new acquaintances who kindly provided me with helpful tips. 

Susan Joseph

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:48:34 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* June 22 2015*  NYSY  06. 22. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):June 15, 2015 - June 22, 2015to 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: June 22  AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga 
Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #447 Monday June 22, 
2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of June 15, 2014 Highlights:-----------LEAST BITTERN BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT 
HERONBLACK SCOTERSANDHILL CRANEUPLAND SANDPIPERRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN 
FLYCATCHERHENSLOW’S SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLEPINE SISKIN 



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

     6/16: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found along the Wildlife Trail. One 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Mays Point Road. A single bird was seen also 
on the 20th.     6/19: Tow adult and one young SANDHILL CRANES continue to 
be seen from the Knox-Marsellus overlook on East Road.     6/21: 2 or 
possibly more BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen from Van-Dyne Spoor Road in 
the marsh. A LEAST BITTERN was seen in Tschache Pool. 


Onondaga county------------
     6/17: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was again seen at Three Rivers WMA north 
of Baldwinsville.     6/19: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Green Lakes State 
Park. A PINE SISKIN was seen in the Onondaga Hill area. 

     Oswego County------------
     6/20: A PINE SISKIN was found at Derby Hill. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER 
made a brief appearance in Constantia. 


Madison County------------
     6/21: A BLACK SCOTER was seen and well photographed in Bradley Brook 
Reservoir. 


Oneida County------------
     6/16: 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were seen in a 
field from Harris Road south of Poland. 


Cauyga County------------
     6/19: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found nesting at the Sterling Nature 
Center. 


Jefferson County------------
     6/17: 3 HENSLOW’S SPARROWS were seen from Dog Hill Road at the Perch 
River WMA. 

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Subject: White-faced Ibis
From: Susan Joseph <susan.joseph.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:38:21 -0400
Does anyone have an update for today on the White-faced Ibis at Captree?

Thanks. 
Susan Joseph
Rhinebeck 

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Subject: Shearwaters Dune Road
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:18:44 -0400
Relative to recent Shearwater posts, belatedly from Saturday the
composition of Shearwaters off Dune Road was similar to the prior
Wednesday.  At  Cupsogue County Park there were at least  six Cory's
Shearwaters milling about in the feeding flocks of Terns and Gulls, and one
Great Shearwater was seen moving by. At Shinnecock Inlet later on at least
eight Great Shearwaters were present, at one point following a returning
trawler up to the inlet mouth, and one Cory's Shearwater was seen moving
east. The Common Eider flock also continues at Shinnecock.

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Subject: Re: Great Shearwater- Shinnecock
From: Mike <mikec02 AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:27:48 -0400
I was interested to see that Steve Walter saw multiple Cory's Shearwaters today 
off the south shore of Long Island. I spent about an hour sea watching at 
Shinnecock this morning and had a close Great Shearwater flying and lighting on 
the water right just outside the jetties. Also one distant dark shearwater, 
presumably a Sooty. No other interesting seabirds or terns. 


I was surprised to see 12 Glossy Ibis feeding with the grackles on the sod 
field along rte 51. This was a new behavior for me. 


Mike Cooper
Ridge, LI NY
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On Jun 21, 2015, at 9:10 PM, Steve Walter  wrote:

> The weekend’s weather forecast wasn’t what I was looking for in June, my 
time for dragonflies and butterflies. But if I had to resort to birding, today 
is what I would have drawn up. Get a southerly wind on the heels of a storm, 
for sea watching at Robert Moses State Park, then clearing for good lighting on 
the White-faced Ibis at nearby Captree Island. The sea watching wasn’t 
anything great, but Bob Anderson and I combined to pick up 6 Cory’s 
Shearwaters. The birds were seen between 8:30 and 9:40, although my length of 
stay was from about 8:00 to 10:15. 

>  
> I have to thank Michael McBrien for finding and being my spotter on the 
White-faced Ibis (easier to keep track of it in a scope than in a camera). A 
picture of the Ibis can be seen at http://www.stevewalternature.com/ . To 
provide photographers with the information birders don’t give you, the ibis 
kept its distance from the road, but it was not outrageously far when seen 
toward the western part of the island. The picture was taken with a 1000 mm 
setup. I would expect anything less to be a major challenge, unless you get 
lucky. A couple of Glossys were a bit closer in at one viewing spot. But it is 
a good light direction. 

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Subject: Cory's Shearwaters / White-faced Ibis
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:10:28 -0400
The weekend's weather forecast wasn't what I was looking for in June, my
time for dragonflies and butterflies. But if I had to resort to birding,
today is what I would have drawn up. Get a southerly wind on the heels of a
storm, for sea watching at Robert Moses State Park, then clearing for good
lighting on the White-faced Ibis at nearby Captree Island. The sea watching
wasn't anything great, but Bob Anderson and I combined to pick up 6 Cory's
Shearwaters. The birds were seen between 8:30 and 9:40, although my length
of stay was from about 8:00 to 10:15. 

 

I have to thank Michael McBrien for finding and being my spotter on the
White-faced Ibis (easier to keep track of it in a scope than in a camera). A
picture of the Ibis can be seen at http://www.stevewalternature.com/ . To
provide photographers with the information birders don't give you, the ibis
kept its distance from the road, but it was not outrageously far when seen
toward the western part of the island. The picture was taken with a 1000 mm
setup. I would expect anything less to be a major challenge, unless you get
lucky. A couple of Glossys were a bit closer in at one viewing spot. But it
is a good light direction.

 

Steve Walter

Bayside, NY

 

 


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Subject: White-faced Ibis - Captree Island, Suffolk County
From: <mcb3mb AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 11:49:46 -0500




Subject: Re:White Face Ibis still at Captree?
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:17:19 -0400
Just took off south then east

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, Robert Taylor  wrote:

> Thanks
>
> On Saturday, June 20, 2015, Arie Gilbert  > wrote:
>
>> The bird is still present.
>>
>> Seen on 06/20/2015  AT  11:24 AM
>>
>> Arie Gilbert
>> No. Babylon NY
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>> Sent from "Loretta IV" in the field
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>> -------- Original message --------
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>> Date: 06/20/2015 10:53 AM (GMT-05:00)
>> To: nysbirds-l 
>> Subject: [nysbirds-l] White Face Ibis still at Captree?
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>> Just wondering if its still present
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Subject: Re:White Face Ibis still at Captree?
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:38:30 -0400
Thanks

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, Arie Gilbert  wrote:

> The bird is still present.
>
> Seen on 06/20/2015  AT  11:24 AM
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Subject: RE: White Face Ibis still at Captree?
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:24:41 -0400
The bird is still present. 

Seen on 06/20/2015  AT  11:24 AM

Arie Gilbert 
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Just wondering if its still present

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Subject: White Face Ibis still at Captree?
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:53:33 -0400
Just wondering if its still present

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Subject: Glossy ibis
From: leormand AT gmail.com
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:28:52 -0400
Two glossy ibis at robinsons pond in east patchogue this morning. The pond is 
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Subject: White-Faced Ibis - Captree Island
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 08:35:29 -0400
still present 8:35am

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Subject: White-faced ibis @ Captree marsh (Suffolk)
From: Pete Morris <p_morris39 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 08:12:13 -0400
The white-faced Ibis continues this morning at Captree Island Marsh. Being seen 
from the first parking area as you arrive. 


All the best,

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Subject: A no, a yes, and a few, neat "happenings" !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:04:54 -0400
I went to sleep last night dreaming of Sabine's Gull. I left the house this
morning with the hope of seeing a Sabine's Gull on a day the temperature
would be in the 80's, and without having to travel to the Niagara Frontier
to see it !

During the ~ 4 hours I spent at Breezy Point, I did not get my "lifer", but
did get to meet a terrific guy ! Tom Ryan has lived (year-round) in B.Pt.
for 64 years. Now, retired, he spends a good amount of his time
surf-casting for Bluefish & Striped Bass. It was while returning home after
some "casting", that he was moved to ask a "loaded down" birder where he
was going, and would he like to ride most of the way. I jumped at the
chance, and wound up learning a lot about B.Pt's. history.

En-route home, I decided to try for the White-faced Ibis found on Captree
Island yesterday, and was able to find it. Unbeknownst  to me at the time,
Ken Thompson was watching the bird from a different location on the
entrance road, at the same time. Another instance of serendipity, was the
arrival of a mother and son (both wearing binoculars) and looking for the
W-f Ibis (shades of the "Birding McBriens") ! Well, Karen & Thomas Kernan
did get their bird, and the NYSYBC might get another family !

Cheers,
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Subject: Re:6-19 Breezy Point Queens Sabine's Gull NO from 4:45 - 8:45 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 22:19:29 -0400
On principal, I decided to give the Sabine's Gull another crack this
afternoon where I was joined by Isaac Grant.

Birding Breezy Point Tip, we searched the beach and scanned through flocks
of Terns and Gulls both offshore and onshore. Alas, we came up short.

We did have a few highlights to add to a few of the birds I had this AM.
Notables include:

*Black Tern* - young bird
*Royal Tern* (2) very late around 8:35 as we were wrapping up.
Bonaparte Gull - 1 immature bird that wandered up and down the beach
Roseate Tern - 1 adult seen offshore
Lesser Black-backed Gull - a 2nd Cycle bird seen this morning
Black Scoter - 1 near the jetty this morning.

Cheers,



On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 6:11 AM,  wrote:

> I have been here at Breezy Point for well over an hour and so far no
> Sabine's Gull. Heydi Lopes, who is also here, came in from the East has not
> seen it either.
>
> Any reports positive or negative from the area through the day would be
> most appreciated.
>
> 風 Swift as the wind
> 林 Quiet as the forest
> 火 Conquer like the fire
> 山 Steady as the mountain
> Sun Tzu   *The Art of War*
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>
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>
> (") _ (")
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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 19 June 2015
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 20:08:03 -0400
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* June 19, 2015
* NYNY1506.19

- Birds Mentioned

WHITE-FACED IBIS+
LONG-TAILED JAEGER+
SABINE’S GULL+
ARCTIC TERN+
SANDWICH TERN+

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Common Eider
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Cory’s Shearwater
Great Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
Northern Gannet
Glossy Ibis
AMERICAN AVOCET
Willet
WHIMBREL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
CASPIAN TERN
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
Forster’s Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Parasitic Jaeger

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
http://www.nybirds.org/NYSARC/goodreport.htm

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
nysarc44nybirdsorg

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

Compiler: Tom Burke, Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber:  Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 19 at 7:00
pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are SABINE’S GULL, LONG-TAILED JAEGER,
WHITE-FACED IBIS, SANDWICH and ARCTIC TERNS, AMERICAN AVOCET, MANX
SHEARWATER, WHIMBREL, and CASPIAN TERN.

Breezy Point was certainly the place to be Thursday evening.  First an
immature SABINE’S GULL appeared along the shore, slowly drifting east, and
then an adult LONG-TAILED JAEGER flew over, taking its time as it moved
west towards Rockaway Inlet.  Joining these two sensational birds were also
a ROSEATE and two BLACK TERNS and two immature LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
among the assemblage of terns, gulls and BLACK SKIMMERS out there.

A WHITE-FACED IBIS was identified Thursday and was still present today at
Captree Island, this the same location where one was present last spring
for much of May and into June.  Please note that Captree Island, located
just west of the Robert Moses Causeway before the Jones Beach turnoff, is a
private community.  If you visit there, be sure to park off the roadway
before the entrance to the community.  Search the marsh north of the
roadway for the WHITE-FACED among the roaming flock of GLOSSY IBIS.

ARCTIC TERNS have been showing up recently at the most reliable site on
Long Island’s south shore for this species, namely Cupsogue County Park in
Westhampton Dunes, where an entrance fee is charged.  The productive flats,
most active on the rising or falling tides, are north of the parking lot.
Last weekend single adult and immature ARCTICS on the flats Saturday were
followed by two almost full adults Sunday, though none were seen there
Wednesday.  A bonus Sunday was a non-breeding plumaged SANDWICH TERN,
joining a couple of BLACK and ROSEATE TERNS as well as an adult CASPIAN
TERN that flew off to the east.  A ROYAL TERN was noted at this site
Saturday afternoon, these all complementing the few FORSTER’S and LEAST
TERNS and BLACK SKIMMERS plus numerous COMMON TERNS using this site.  Among
the various shorebirds on the flats, the most unexpected were a WHIMBREL
Sunday and a lingering “WESTERN” WILLET.  Care definitely needs to be taken
in separating the various age groups of ARCTICS from the similar COMMON
TERN plumages.

A sea watch off Cupsogue Wednesday morning produced three or more lingering
CORY’S SHEARWATERS and three NORTHERN GANNETS, while a watch off Shinnecock
Inlet late Wednesday afternoon found at least 7 GREAT SHEARWATERS outside
the inlet but occasionally following returning trawlers right up to the
inlet mouth.  Also at Shinnecock were a distant PARASITIC JAEGER, two or
more ROSEATE TERNS and 24 COMMON EIDERS, 2 BLACK SCOTERS, and a LONG-TAILED
DUCK.

Another nice pelagic was a MANX SHEARWATER spotted late Sunday afternoon
off Breezy Point.  MANX is often seen off the south shore of Long Island in
late afternoon, and like this bird, flying east to west, contrary to the
normal Shearwater direction of movement.  Like most pelagics, they tend to
be more regular the farther east you go.  Proven pelagic observation sites
include Robert Moses State Park field 2, Cupsogue County Park, Shinnecock
Inlet, the East Hampton to Amagansett beaches and Montauk Point, but don’t
forget Breezy Point, where a WHIMBREL flew by last Saturday.  A ROYAL TERN
was reported at Jones Beach West End Wednesday.

Last Saturday a breeding-plumaged male AMERICAN AVOCET visited Piermont
Pier in Rockland County.  An adult CASPIAN TERN also stopped by there late
in the day, but neither was seen Sunday.

To phone in reports, on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126, or
weekdays call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483.

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Subject: RE: White faced ibis
From: tomster101 <tomster101 AT optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:30:35 -0400
Bird just took off over houses to the west.


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White faced ibis continues at same location reported by Mike. 4:25 fri.at small pool across channel. Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini ™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone -------- Original message -------- From: Michael Higgiston Date:06/19/2015 11:50 AM (GMT-05:00) To: NYSBirds Cc: Subject: [nysbirds-l] White faced ibis Still here AT Captree Is. Park by Captree Is sign before 1st house Mike Higgiston Eileen Schwinn Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --
Subject: RE: White faced ibis
From: tomster101 <tomster101 AT optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:27:17 -0400
White faced ibis continues at same location reported by Mike. 4:25 fri.at small 
pool across channel. 



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Subject: White-faced Ibis continues
From: Ken Thompson <kenlad01 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:05:15 -0400
Bob Adamo and I saw the White faced Ibis At 2:30, the flock took off and
returned to be seen by Sam Janazzo later

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Subject: White faced ibis
From: Michael Higgiston <mikehigg AT optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:50:54 -0400
Still here  AT  Captree Is.  Park by Captree Is sign before 1st house
Mike Higgiston
Eileen Schwinn
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Subject: Sabine's Gull NO
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:21:09 -0400
As of 10:20 no sign of yesterday's Sabine's Gull.

Shane Blodgett
Brooklyn NY

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Subject: RE: White faced ibis Captree Suff. Co.
From: ebe6580017 <ebe6580017 AT aol.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:32:41 -0400
    
The white faced ibis remains at Captree Island..Long Island


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Subject: [nysbirds-l] White faced ibis Captree Suff. Co. 




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A white faced ibis is currently being seen on captree island. With Phil 
Uruburu.  


06/18/2015  AT  3:25 PM

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The link below shows the sighting location. 


https://www.google.com/maps/place/40.6446273753115+-73.26665014028549

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Subject: 6-19 Sabine's Gull NO
From: birdingdude AT gmail.com
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:11:33 -0400
I have been here at Breezy Point for well over an hour and so far no Sabine's 
Gull. Heydi Lopes, who is also here, came in from the East has not seen it 
either. 


Any reports positive or negative from the area through the day would be most 
appreciated. 


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Subject: 6/18- Queens: SABINE'S GULL, LONG-TAILED JAEGER and other goodies.
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 01:08:33 -0400
This afternoon and evening, Sean Sime and I had a rather pleasant walk on
the beach out at Breezy Point, in Queens. Parking for this location is by
permit only, at the parking lot at Beach 222nd St., which is actually just
the terminus of the main drag that you enter Breezy Point on. You can
obtain a one-day parking permit from the Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd
Bennett Field in Brooklyn (which is on the way out to Breezy). According to
the website, the permit office is open 7 days a week from 9 AM to 4 PM,
though you might call in advance to check. They typically only give you a
permit for the day you go into the office to ask.

Highlights were as follows (more details on the eBird checklist):

*SABINE'S GULL*- Immature (1st-cycle/spring//2CY) bird, though maybe
undergoing a slightly late molt, as it was still growing in P10. This bird
was initially standing in the surf just to the east of the 4x4 road from
the parking lot to the beach, roughly here: (40.546739, -73.930068), but
when we left it, it was up to a half mile to the east, hanging around the
beach in front of the tern colony closer to here: (40.550618, -73.921318).
This is one of less than 5 NYC records. The only ones I've heard tell of
are the well documented Staten Island record from 1986, and potentially an
old Brooklyn record or two that I'm waiting to hear back about. It seems to
be the first Queens record though.

*LONG-TAILED JAEGER*- Adult bird moving west over the ocean, fairly high
up. We picked it up while it was still a ways to the east, and it wasn't
moving particularly fast. It eventually passed the jetty and angled to the
NW over the mouth of Rockaway Inlet before adjusting back to the south a
little before we lost resolution on the bird. We don't think that it quite
made it to Brooklyn airspace, based on our back of the envelope
calculations, but it came close. There is an old Brooklyn record or two
that I've heard mention of, but don't have any further details on. Besides
that, I don't believe there are any prior NYC records, and no prior Queens
records.

*Purple Martin*- 2 or 3 birds, heading roughly south along the bay side. 2
female-types together were preceded by a possible male PUMA seen a bit
earlier from the parking lot.
*Black Tern*- 2 (adult and young bird)
Bonaparte's Gull- 1 immature bird standing on the beach for most of our time
Roseate Tern- 1 adult seen about 5 separate times.
Black Scoter- 1, presumably continuing, young male on the beach on the
bayside
Lesser Black-backed Gull- 2 young birds

Photos of the Sabine's Gull and other goodies here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/29840397 AT N08/
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Good Birding!
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Subject: Queens County LONG-TAILED JAEGER
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 20:02:10 -0400
An adult Long-tailed Jaeger just flew west past the Breezy Point jetty and was 
last seen over the mouth of the Rockaway Inlet. The bird was in view for 6-8 
minutes as it slowly moved west being harassed by Common Terns and Laughing 
Gulls along the way. 


Good birding,

Sean Sime and Doug Gochfeld
Brooklyn, NY

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Subject: Breezy Point Sabine's Gull update
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:59:08 -0400
The Sabine's Gull is now 400-500 yards east of where 4x4 trail hits
the beach, adjacent to the heart of the tern colony. Also, it doesn't
appear to be a young bird. It is essentially an adult in basic plumage
except that it is still molting in P10.

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Subject: Re: SABINE'S GULL-Queens RIGHT NOW
From: Tim Healy <tph56 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:57:20 -0400
Anyone going to chase who could swing past Brighton Beach Subway en route? 
Desperate, but figured I'd ask. Great find, guys! 


-Tim H

> On Jun 18, 2015, at 6:20 PM, Doug Gochfeld  wrote:
> 
> Immature SABINE'S GULL standing in surf on beach (ocean side) at Breezy 
Point, just east of footpath to 222nd street parking lot. Just west of the 
lifeguard towers. Park at 222nd street lot at your own risk as permit is 
technically required, and it is obtaine during business hours a Floyd Bennett 
Field in Brooklyn. 

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> -Doug Gochfeld and Sean Sime
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Subject: SABINE'S GULL-Queens RIGHT NOW
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:20:15 -0400
Immature SABINE'S GULL standing in surf on beach (ocean side) at Breezy
Point, just east of footpath to 222nd street parking lot. Just west of the
lifeguard towers. Park at 222nd street lot at your own risk as permit is
technically required, and it is obtaine during business hours a Floyd
Bennett Field in Brooklyn.

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Subject: White faced ibis Captree Suff. Co.
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:42:03 -0400

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Date: 06/18/2015  3:26 PM  (GMT-05:00) 
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A white faced ibis is currently being seen on captree island. With Phil 
Uruburu.  



06/18/2015  AT  3:25 PM

Arie Gilbert 
No. Babylon NY 
www.powerbirder.blogspot
www.qcbirdclub.org

The link below shows the sighting location. 


https://www.google.com/maps/place/40.6446273753115+-73.26665014028549

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Subject: Brooklyn Bird Club Evening Presentation
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:55:45 -0400
Please join the Brooklyn Bird Club Tuesday, June 23rd, 7:00 PM for:

*An environmental DNA (eDNA) approach to discovering life in NYC Ponds.*

*Presenter: Seth Wollney*

Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
 at Grand Army Plaza

Various human impacts, such as pollution and buildings, can shape
freshwater pond ecosystems in the urban landscape of New York City. Ponds
are important centers of biodiversity in cities and benefit humans in many
ways. At our June meeting, Seth Wollney will talk about his project to
inventory the biological communities in seven local ponds using
cutting-edge environmental DNA collection techniques. The data collected
will lead to a deeper understanding of what humans can do to help conserve
these important ecosystems for future generations.

As a native New Yorker, Seth Wollney has been a life-long naturalist
exploring the ponds, woods, fields and beaches of the city. While
passionate about almost everything that concerns ecology and natural
history, he has a particular interest in birds, turtles, dragonflies and
moths. He is currently working on his doctoral degree at the Conservation
Genetics lab at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. His thesis project
investigates how biological communities found in urban ponds are impacted
by human activities with a particular focus on painted turtle ecology and
population biology. In March 2015, he received an Honorable Mention from
the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program!

http://www.brooklynbirdclub.org/meetings.htm


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Brooklyn

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Subject: Slide Mt. 6/14
From: Sean Camillieri <scamillieri AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:01:03 -0400
 My apologies for the late report. I made my yearly hike up Slide yesterday
morning hoping for Bicknell's Thrush among the other usual characters.The
weather was perfect, no wind or clouds in sight. I began at 0630 and
finished at 1200. The hike was more quiet than previous years but I chalked
that up to going up in the middle of the breeding season when most of the
birds were most likely on eggs. I saw/heard the following:

Red-eyed Vireo-3
Least Flycatcher- 2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher- 2 (birds simultaneously calling below first
"lookout" on the left side of the trail)
Black-throated Green Warbler- 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler- 6
American Redstart- 2
Blackburnian Warbler- 4
Magnolia Warbler -1
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 5
Blackpoll Warbler- 4
Ovenbird- 7
Black-and-white Warbler- 1
Purple Finch- 1
Dark-eyed Junco- 3
White-throated Sparrow- 4
Hermit Thrush- 1
Swainson's Thrush- 2 (heard  and seen close to the summit)
Bicknell's Thrush- 3 (maybe 4, birds were heard on the summit and when I
stopped to try and see one, one flushed from above me and 2-3 others were
zipping around calling and singing. Point blank looks.
Wood Thrush- 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch- 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet- 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet- 2
Winter Wren- 5
Black-capped Chickadee- 1

All in all it was a great day!

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:47:18 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* June 15, 2015*  NYSY  06. 15. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):June 08, 2015 - June 15, 2015to 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: June 15  AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga 
Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #446 Monday June 15, 
2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of June 08, 2014 Highlights:-----------LEAST BITTERN GLOSSY 
IBISBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONSANDHILL CRANEBLUE-WINGED TEALBLACK-BELLIED 
PLOVERUPLAND SANDPIPERBLACK TERNCOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED 
WOODPECKERPROTHONOTARY WARBLERHENSLOW’S SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLEPINE SISKIN 



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

     6/12: SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, KILLDEER and SOLITARY 
SANDPIPER were all seen on the Main Pool. These are virtually the only 
shorebird species seen anywhere on the complex this week.     6/14: A 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues on Mays Point Pool Road. A BLACK-CROWNED 
NIGHT-HERON was seen from East Road. 2 adult and one young SANDHILL CRANES were 
seen in Knox-Marsellus Marsh. A LEAST BITTERN was seen in the Deep Muck and 
Mitigation area south of Savannah Spring Lake Road. 2 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS 
were see in a kayak trip around Howland Island. Many CERULEAN WARBLERS were 
also noted.     BLACK TERNS, CERULEAN WARBLERS and BLUE-WING TEAL were also 
noted in the Complex this week. 


Onondaga County------------
     6/9: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at Three rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville.     6/11: 4 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS are still being seen at the 
Hundred Acre Marsh at Three Rivers WMA. 8 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS were seen in 
a wet area on East Sorrell Hill Road south of Conners road in Van Buren.     
6/13: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen on Potter Road in Three Rivers WMA. 5 
ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Green Lakes State Park. 


Oswego County------------
     6/9: A BLACK TERN was seen on Lake Ontario from Rainbow Shores 
Road.     6/13: A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen on McDougall Road. 


Oneida County------------
     6/10: 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS and a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were seen on 
Harris Road in the Town of Deerfield 


Herkimer County------------
     6/9: A PINE SISKIN was seen near Dolgeville.

Jefferson County------------
     6/12: A GLOSSY IBIS was seen from Vaadi Road at the Perch River WMA   
  6/14: A HENSLOW’S SPARROW was seen at the Perch River WMA.   



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Subject: Queens County Bird Club - Upcoming Meeting - Wed. 06/17 - Helen Forgione - NYC Natural Areas Conservancy.
From: "Nancy Tognan" <nancy.tognan AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:32:22 -0400
The *Queens County Bird Club Inc.* will be meeting at the Alley Pond
Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd Douglaston, NY 11362
 >Map of location<  

 

at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Free admission.  Refreshments
served.  (Free ice cream - this month only!)

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

Our speaker will be Helen Forgione of the NYC Natural Areas Conservancy,
discussing ecological assessments of many of our local parks.

 

     The Natural Areas Conservancy  (NAC) works with the New York City
Department of Parks and Recreation to protect, restore, and manage expansive
natural areas already within the city's urban park system, including salt
marsh, freshwater wetland, grassland, and forest ecosystems.  Find out more
about the Ecological Assessments NAC completed in NYC over the last two
seasons covering over 10,000 acres, including the following parks in Queens:
Alley Pond Park, Cunningham, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Forest Park,
Idlewild Park, Jamaica Bay Park, Kissena Corridor & Kissena Park, Spring
Creek Park, Udall's Park Preserve.

     Helen Forgione is the Senior Project Manager for Ecological Assessment
for the Natural Areas Conservancy, where she designs a standardized and
adaptive methodology to assess Parks natural areas to inform the protection,
restoration and management strategies. Helen has worked in NYC and
regionally in the NYC Department of Environmental Protection where she
served as Deputy Director for the Office of Ecological Services and for the
Natural Resources Group in NYC Parks Department.  

          Helen has served in the region on boards of the Invasive Plant
Council of New York, The Metropolitan Forest Council and Nature Network.
She holds a MS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Rutgers University
and a BS in Biology from the University of Connecticut.

 

Nancy Tognan 

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Vice President: *Queens County Bird Club Inc*. 
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: Breezy Point - Manx Shearwater 6/14/15
From: Mike Shanley <falecore AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 03:59:07 +0000 (UTC)
Isaac Grant and I  hit up Breezy Point late this afternoon in search of 
seabirds after reading Doug Gochfeld's report from Wednesday. Amazingly, we 
were treated to a single MANX SHEARWATER about 150-200 yds off shore traveling 
east to west continuing past the jetty around 6pm. Despite scanning for an 
additional hour or so, the bird did not return. Despite a good number of  1st 
and 2nd Summer Common Terns, we didn't encounter any other terns of interest.  

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Subject: East Patchogue
From: "leormand ." <leormand AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 20:56:38 -0400
I saw a Glossy Ibis on the eastern shoreline of Robinson's Pond in East
Patchogue around noon (the pond is on the north side of south country road)
.

At Swan River Preserve from 5-6 I observed the following:
Hair woodpeckers
Cedar Waxwings
Yellow Warblers
Baltimore Orioles
Red-winged Blackbirds
Grackles
Killdeer
Swan chasing geese and goslings from the ponds island

I also heard treefrogs calling

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Subject: anyone see Black Terns at Nickerson today?
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 11:25:04 -0400
I was there from around 6-730 this morning but didn't spot any terns
besides Common.  If anyone sees the Black Tern here, can they please post?
Thanks

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Subject: Terns at Cupsogue Beach CP (Suffolk)
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10:38:34 -0400
There is a nice tern show happening at Cupsogue right now representing 8 
species: 


Common Tern
Roseate Tern
1 ARCTIC TERN (adult)
Forster's Tern
1 SANDWICH TERN
Caspian Tern
Least Tern
Black Tern

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Subject: Piermont Pier Avocet- No
From: Dawn Hannay <dawnvla AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 09:57:10 -0400
I walked the Piermont Pier from
8:30- 10 AM today looking for the previously reported American Avocet but did 
not find it. It was high tide though. Looked carefully on both sides. 

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Subject: Arctic Terns @ Cupsogue LI
From: birdingdude AT gmail.com
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 23:31:44 -0400
Realizing that this weekend was the last window for spring Shorebird surveys. I 
birded Cupsogue LI working two tide cycles. 


Beginning on the falling tide, I stayed on the flats throughout the day into 
the rising afternoon tide. The highlights were two Arctic Terns, 1 adult and 1 
first summer bird, 3 Roseate Terns, all adults and 1 Royal Tern that put in a 
late appearance. There was also a 1st summer Least Tern which is always nice to 
see. 


While I did not pick up any Black Terns, there were 8 Forster's Terns and over 
200 Common Terns. The Common Tern flock had some variation in age including a 
couple of "Portlandica" types. It was fun to work through the birds there today 
with little to no disturbance. 


As far as shorebirds: today, there were more shorebirds than last week; 
however, the numbers remain small and nothing out of the ordinary was observed. 


An abbreviated sea watch early this morning was non productive.

Cheers,

風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu  The Art of War

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Subject: Re: American Avocet Piermont Pier
From: Karen Fung <easternbluebird AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:48:38 -0400
Avocet still present now (12:45p), halfway down the pier on the north side, 
fairly close. 


Junko Suzuki and Karen Fung

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From: Evan Mark <ttbirding AT mail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:28:00 +0200




Subject: NYC Area RBA: 12 June 2015
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 20:21:44 -0400
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* June 12, 2015
* NYNY1506.12

- Birds Mentioned

BLACK-NECKED STILT+
ARCTIC TERN+
LONG-TAILED JAEGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Gadwall
Common Eider
Hooded Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Cory’s Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Black Vulture
Bald Eagle
SANDHILL CRANE
Whimbrel
Red Knot
White-rumped Sandpiper
Dunlin
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Parasitic Jaeger
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Common Raven
Cliff Swallow
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Prothonotary Warbler
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK
Pine Siskin

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
http://www.nybirds.org/NYSARC/goodreport.htm

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
nysarc44nybirdsorg

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

Compiler: Tom Burke, Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber:  Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 12 at 6:00
pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are BLACK-NECKED STILT, SANDHILL CRANE,
LONG-TAILED JAEGER, ARCTIC TERN, MANX SHEARWATER, SUMMER TANAGER,
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER and BLUE GROSBEAK.

A couple of nice local rarities appeared last weekend – first a
BLACK-NECKED STILT was spotted last Saturday in the marsh at Shirley Marina
County Park, where it lingered at least through Sunday.  This marina is
just west of the William Floyd Parkway before it crosses the bridge to
Smith Point County Park.

Then on Sunday two SANDHILL CRANES appeared in Napeague, seen around
Napeague Pond off Lazy Point Road and later several times in flight as they
moved around that area, the last sighting Monday morning as they were
flying towards Route 27.

Seawatching has recently become more rewarding, this week’s finds topped by
an immature LONG-TAILED JAEGER identified as it moved east off Amagansett
early Saturday morning; also counted there were 18 RED-THROATED and 11
COMMON LOONS, 22 NORTHERN GANNETS and a few Scoters.

Some NYC pelagics included a SOOTY SHEARWATER and a late CASPIAN TERN
migrating by Riis Park Monday afternoon, followed by a MANX SHEARWATER
moving west past Breezy Point Wednesday afternoon.  Also at Breezy Point
Wednesday were a WHIMBREL and four RED KNOTS among a handful of shorebirds,
with a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL there Thursday.

But pelagics do improve as you move east on Long Island.  Recently off
Robert Moses State Park CORY’S SHEARWATERS and SOOTY SHEARWATERS have been
seen daily, with a peak of 24 CORY’S Monday, when 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS also
moved by.

An earlier PARASITIC JAEGER and a WILSON’S STORM-PETREL were off Democrat
Point Saturday, joining a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, a WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER and four ROSEATE TERNS out there.

Another pelagic was a WILSON’S STORM-PETREL seen close off Nickerson Beach
west of Point Lookout on Wednesday, but the highlight at Nickerson has been
the nice collection of Terns there recently.  A couple of ARCTIC TERNS have
been identified – an adult Monday and an immature Tuesday and Wednesday,
these usually roosting among the large numbers of COMMON and LEAST TERNS
and BLACK SKIMMERS present in the colony there.  One or two GULL-BILLED
TERNS there are also probably nesting, and other visitors have included a
couple of ROSEATE and BLACK TERNS during the week and an early ROYAL TERN
present on Tuesday.

Another ROYAL TERN was on the flats at Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton
Dunes on Wednesday.  Earlier in the week at Cupsogue 2 adult ARCTIC TERNS
plus ROSEATE TERN were seen on the flats last Sunday, with a PARASITIC
JAEGER offshore, while an immature ARCTIC was on the flats yesterday.
Another GULL-BILLED TERN was reported out east at Napeague last Sunday.

Among the rarest of our local nesters, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continues to
sing near the entrance to Connetquot River State Park, where the male
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was last noted back on the 5th – we hope its
disappearance was only related to its inability to find a mate.  A male
SUMMER TANAGER was still present Sunday at Planting Fields Arboretum in
Oyster Bay, and BLUE GROSBEAK has returned to a traditional site along
Route 51 in Eastport.

Interestingly late occurrences include three COMMON EIDER off Rockaway
Beach, Queens, Sunday and a RED-NECKED GREBE still off Staten Island last
Saturday.  YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS appear to be nesting on Governors
Island in New York Harbor.

Last weekend the Greenwich-Stamford Summer Bird Count, including much of
eastern Westchester County, recorded 137 species.  Among the highlights
were GADWALL and HOODED MERGANSER, BLACK VULTURE, nesting BALD EAGLE, a few
lingering shorebirds, including DUNLIN, some BLACK-BILLED and YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOOS, a few pairs of BARRED OWLS, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, an
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, scattered COMMON RAVENS, CLIFF SWALLOW, BROWN
CREEPER, WINTER WREN, 18 species of Warbler, and count period PINE SISKIN.

To phone in reports, on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734 4126, or
weekdays 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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