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White-crowned Starlings,©Tony Disley

27 Aug OT:New York State Ornithological Association Annual meeting in Ithaca....register soon! [Linda Orkin ]
26 Aug RE: Re: [nysbirds-l] No Sighting: Plea for reports [Will Raup ]
26 Aug Re: Re: [nysbirds-l] No Sighting: Plea for reports [zach schwartz-weinstein ]
26 Aug Re: No Sighting: Plea for reports [Andrew Baksh ]
26 Aug No Sighting: Plea for reports [Sean Sime ]
26 Aug ADMIN: from: Sean Camillieri ["Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes" ]
26 Aug October 4th - Seatuck Birding Challenge on Long Island [Patricia Manzi ]
26 Aug from: Sean Camillieri [Sean Camillieri ]
26 Aug Cupsogue County Park Shorebirds (Suffolk Co.) [ken feustel ]
26 Aug Midtown Birding [Alan Drogin ]
25 Aug Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
25 Aug Re: Any news on Common Ringed Plover today? [Mike ]
25 Aug Re: Re:Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI [Andrew Baksh ]
25 Aug Re: Any news on Common Ringed Plover today? [Sean Sime ]
25 Aug Any news on Common Ringed Plover today? [Mike ]
25 Aug Cupsogue Common Ringed Plover images [John Gluth ]
25 Aug Addendum [robert adamo ]
25 Aug A fair afternoon of birding, without the "ring" of excitement: "Don't cry for me Argentina", I'll be back tomorrow ! [robert adamo ]
24 Aug Lark Sparrow at Hecksher State Park, East Islip (Suffolk County) [Suzanne Feustel ]
25 Aug RE: Re:Possible Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI [Shaibal Mitra ]
24 Aug Central Park NYC Bird Walks on Saturday & Sunday Aug. 23-24 [Deborah Allen ]
24 Aug Re:Possible Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI [Andrew Baksh ]
24 Aug Cupsogue - Sandwich Tern & Marbled Godwits [Rich Perkins / TAM ]
24 Aug Possible Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI [Andrew Baksh ]
24 Aug Barn Owl article [Michael Britt ]
23 Aug Shorebirds at Woodlawn Beach SP []
23 Aug Shorebirds at Woodlawn Beach SP [Bird observations from western New York ]
23 Aug Brown Booby - yes []
23 Aug Kings Dickcissel [Dennis Hrehowsik ]
23 Aug FW: NNYBirds: Brown Booby Champlain Bridge [Will Raup ]
22 Aug NYC Area RBA: 22 August 2014 [Ben Cacace ]
22 Aug Oceanside Preserve [syschiff ]
22 Aug Solitary Sandpiper and Royal Terns ["Robert A. Proniewych" ]
22 Aug Re: Jamaica Bay East Pond update [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
22 Aug jamaica bay shorebird festival [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
22 Aug Jamaica Bay East Pond update [Andrew Baksh ]
22 Aug 7 Marbled Godwits - Shinnecock to Moriches Inlet [Derek Rogers ]
21 Aug Jones Beach - Solitary Sandpipers, Royal terns [David Klauber ]
21 Aug Marbled Godwit despite low shorebird numbers at Jamaica Bay [Andrew Baksh ]
21 Aug RE: Whimbrel cedar beach co pk [Jane Ross ]
21 Aug Marbled Godwit JBNWR [Gabriel Willow ]
21 Aug Fire island warblers [James Vellozzi ]
21 Aug RE:Whimbrel cedar beach co pk [Arie Gilbert ]
21 Aug Whimbrel cedar beach co pk [Arie Gilbert ]
21 Aug Marbled Godwit JBNWR [Gabriel Willow ]
21 Aug Am golden plover northville [Arie Gilbert ]
21 Aug Re: Croton point park ["Gertrude R. Battaly" ]
20 Aug Common Nighthawks, Suffolk County []
20 Aug Golden plovers [Gary Straus ]
20 Aug Croton point park [Larry Trachtenberg ]
19 Aug Am. Golden Plovers - Riverhead [Pat Palladino ]
18 Aug Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
18 Aug Possible Eurasian Collared-Dove at Beach 97th Street Boardway, Queens [Tristan Lowery ]
18 Aug Re: 8/17 JBWR East Pond - Dickcissel, Caspian Tern [Deborah Allen ]
18 Aug Re: 8/17 JBWR East Pond - Dickcissel, Caspian Tern [Andrew Baksh ]
18 Aug 8/17 JBWR East Pond - Dickcissel, Caspian Tern [Richard Aracil ]
17 Aug Good afternoooooon...Riv-er-head ! [robert adamo ]
17 Aug Massawepie Mire & the Northville-Placid Trail [Joan Collins ]
17 Aug NNYBirds: Massawepie Mire & the Northville-Placid Trail ["'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
17 Aug YB Cuckoo CP [Alan Drogin ]
17 Aug American Golden-Plovers\Sound Avenue, Riverhead NY [Gail Benson ]
16 Aug Correction - Cupsogue [Eileen Schwinn ]
16 Aug Marbled Godwit - Cupsogue, Suffolk County [Eileen Schwinn ]
15 Aug NYC Area RBA: 15 August 2014 [Gail Benson ]
15 Aug Prospect Park Warblers Today [Rob Jett ]
15 Aug Prospect Park Cerulean Warbler, Kings County [Sean Sime ]
15 Aug Re: Long Island: Lesser Black-backed Gulls staging along the Atlantic beach front [Peter Post ]
15 Aug Long Island: Lesser Black-backed Gulls staging along the Atlantic beach front [Angus Wilson ]
15 Aug Barrier Beach Migration and Morning Flight [Shaibal Mitra ]
15 Aug Buff breasted sandpiper -no [Pat Palladino ]
15 Aug Buff breasted Sandpiper - Hecksher SP -yes [Pat Palladino ]
14 Aug Buff breasted and pectoral spprs [Arie Gilbert ]
14 Aug Tour of Ridgewood Reservoir [Rob Jett ]
13 Aug August 11-12 Pelagic Trip Full Report (FEA'S PETREL etc.) including photos & checklists [Doug Gochfeld ]
13 Aug Boreal Birds/St. Lawrence Valley Birds/& a Snowy Owl report! [Joan Collins ]
13 Aug NNYBirds: Boreal Birds/St. Lawrence Valley Birds/& a Snowy Owl report! ["'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]

Subject: OT:New York State Ornithological Association Annual meeting in Ithaca....register soon!
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:04:02 -0400
Come one, come all! The Cayuga Bird Club hosts the New York State
Ornithological Association’s annual meeting this year the weekend of
September 19 through September 21.  Registration is in full swing and we
are excited to have people coming from all around New York State to
participate in this.  We are looking forward to seeing friends old and new
from far and wide.


The Friday night reception will be held at the Cornell Laboratory of
Ornithology from 6-9 PM. We thank Melissa Walker for working along with us
to make this happen.  There will be “heavy” hors d’oeuvres provided by
Cornell Catering, along with a wine and beer cash bar.  Two presentations
will be offered:  *All About Bird Biology *given by Mya Thompson , the
author of this  newly launched web resource, and a recently produced film
called *Inside the Lab*  (which is not currently available to the general
public). Guests can join either of two tours of the employee areas of the
Lab. The innovative sound ring, a wooden soundscape sculpture by Mya Lin,
part of her “What is missing?” series dealing with extinctions, will be
turned on for all to hear and experience.  And the wonderful new mural of
bird silhouettes, a tribute to Roger Tory Peterson and his first field
guide, will captivate our visitors who will have a check list to challenge
their ID acumen.

Bob McGuire has organized many wonderful field trips and you can select the
ones which may interest you.  These will be high energy walks to many of
our favorite hot spots.

Saturday at the Ramada will see a series of interesting paper presentations
from 1:30 to 5, with topics ranging from *The Hidden World of Bird Language*
to *Earlier Arrival Dates of Spring Migrants*, to *Piping Plover Recovery*
in NYS and many more.  There will be posters on display, and of course, the
NYSOA delegates business meeting in the morning.  A silent auction will be
ongoing throughout the day.

The banquet Saturday night at the Ramada will be buffet style, with a cash
cocktail reception preceding this.  Announcements of award winners will be
followed by our keynote speaker. We are very excited to be presenting Dr.
Bridget Stutchbury, who will talk about her groundbreaking research and
whose talk is titled *Frequent Fliers: New Discoveries in Bird Migration*.  For
those who may not know Dr. Stutchbury, you still have time to read her
three great books  written for general audiences*: Silence of the
Songbirds, Bird Detective, and most recently, The Private Lives of Birds: A
Scientist Reveals the Intricacies of Avian Social Life.*

Doesn’t this sound like a must-attend weekend?  We hope you agree! Go to
*Cayugabirdclub.org* to register and for more information.  And please note,
if you are registering and choosing banquet or reception, the deadline for
this is Sept. 12.


Contact me if you need any additional information.


Best regards,

Linda Orkin

Ithaca, NY


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Subject: RE: Re: [nysbirds-l] No Sighting: Plea for reports
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:25:53 -0400
Also those interested in the Brown Booby should keep an eye out on the Vermont 
list serv. Birders on the east side of the lake, won't be reporting here. 

Will RaupGlenmont, NYDate: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:15:59 -0400
Subject: Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] No Sighting: Plea for reports
From: zachsw AT gmail.com
To: birdingdude AT gmail.com
CC: sean AT seansime.com; NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu; ebirdsnyc AT yahoogroups.com

As far as I am aware, the last sighting of the booby was two days ago, heading 
east across the lake from Westport, NY. It has not been reported since. That 
sighting was itself about 20 miles north of where the bird had been hanging out 
for the two days when many people were able to see it. 



On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 6:46 PM, Andrew Baksh birdingdude AT gmail.com [ebirdsnyc] 
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Good post Sean and you echo what I have said in the past. Negative reports are 
just as important as positive ones on the list serves. 


Of course, let's keep in mind "Avocetgate" and not develop the habit of posting 
"Rare Bird NO" every hour because it might annoy some people who may find it 
just as or more irritable as "Rare Bird YES," every hour. 



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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On Aug 26, 2014, at 6:28 PM, Sean Sime  wrote:


Hi all,
On our way into the holiday weekend many of us will be thinking about making 
runs for one of the two fantastic birds seen in the state this week. While 
there have been no sightings of the Common Ringed-Plover after the day it was 
found there certainly is a tremendous amount of habitat in the Cupsogue area 
and any reports, positive or negative would be very helpful. 



Somewhat surprising (to me, at least) is the lack of excitement regarding the 
Lake Champlain Brown Booby on this list. It seems in recent past the birds of 
this species showing up on inland bodies of water in the NE tend to stick 
around for some time. This is a bird that many people downstate would 
appreciate updates on towards the end of the week. 



In the field these days, conversation seems to always touch on the difficulties 
birders are having finding up to date information on rare birds in this new age 
of technology. There are many options and people have their favorite methods, 
but I am worried about the future of this list if the current trend continues. 
If we don't use it, we surely will loose it. 





Good birding (and reporting),
Sean SimeBrooklyn, NY

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Subject: Re: Re: [nysbirds-l] No Sighting: Plea for reports
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:15:59 -0400
As far as I am aware, the last sighting of the booby was two days ago,
heading east across the lake from Westport, NY.  It has not been reported
since.  That sighting was itself about 20 miles north of where the bird had
been hanging out for the two days when many people were able to see it.


On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 6:46 PM, Andrew Baksh birdingdude AT gmail.com
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>
> Good post Sean and you echo what I have said in the past. Negative reports
> are just as important as positive ones on the list serves.
>
> Of course, let's keep in mind "Avocetgate" and not develop the habit of
> posting "Rare Bird NO" every hour because it might annoy some people who
> may find it just as or more irritable as "Rare Bird YES," every hour.
>
> 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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> Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device!
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> Andrew Baksh
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> On Aug 26, 2014, at 6:28 PM, Sean Sime  wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> On our way into the holiday weekend many of us will be thinking about
> making runs for one of the two fantastic birds seen in the state this week.
> While there have been no sightings of the Common Ringed-Plover after the
> day it was found there certainly is a tremendous amount of habitat in the
> Cupsogue area and any reports, positive or negative would be very helpful.
> Somewhat surprising (to me, at least) is the lack of excitement regarding
> the Lake Champlain Brown Booby on this list. It seems in recent past the
> birds of this species showing up on inland bodies of water in the NE tend
> to stick around for some time. This is a bird that many people downstate
> would appreciate updates on towards the end of the week.
> In the field these days, conversation seems to always touch on the
> difficulties birders are having finding up to date information on rare
> birds in this new age of technology. There are many options and people have
> their favorite methods, but I am worried about the future of this list if
> the current trend continues. If we don't use it, we surely will loose it.
>
>
> Good birding (and reporting),
>
> Sean Sime
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Subject: Re: No Sighting: Plea for reports
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:46:23 -0400
Good post Sean and you echo what I have said in the past. Negative reports
are just as important as positive ones on the list serves.

Of course, let's keep in mind "Avocetgate" and not develop the habit of
posting "Rare Bird NO" every hour because it might annoy some people who
may find it just as or more irritable as "Rare Bird YES," every hour.

Cheers,

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林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
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On Aug 26, 2014, at 6:28 PM, Sean Sime  wrote:

Hi all,

On our way into the holiday weekend many of us will be thinking about
making runs for one of the two fantastic birds seen in the state this week.
While there have been no sightings of the Common Ringed-Plover after the
day it was found there certainly is a tremendous amount of habitat in the
Cupsogue area and any reports, positive or negative would be very helpful.
Somewhat surprising (to me, at least) is the lack of excitement regarding
the Lake Champlain Brown Booby on this list. It seems in recent past the
birds of this species showing up on inland bodies of water in the NE tend
to stick around for some time. This is a bird that many people downstate
would appreciate updates on towards the end of the week.
In the field these days, conversation seems to always touch on the
difficulties birders are having finding up to date information on rare
birds in this new age of technology. There are many options and people have
their favorite methods, but I am worried about the future of this list if
the current trend continues. If we don't use it, we surely will loose it.


Good birding (and reporting),

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Subject: No Sighting: Plea for reports
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:27:45 -0400
Hi all,

On our way into the holiday weekend many of us will be thinking about
making runs for one of the two fantastic birds seen in the state this week.
While there have been no sightings of the Common Ringed-Plover after the
day it was found there certainly is a tremendous amount of habitat in the
Cupsogue area and any reports, positive or negative would be very helpful.
Somewhat surprising (to me, at least) is the lack of excitement regarding
the Lake Champlain Brown Booby on this list. It seems in recent past the
birds of this species showing up on inland bodies of water in the NE tend
to stick around for some time. This is a bird that many people downstate
would appreciate updates on towards the end of the week.
In the field these days, conversation seems to always touch on the
difficulties birders are having finding up to date information on rare
birds in this new age of technology. There are many options and people have
their favorite methods, but I am worried about the future of this list if
the current trend continues. If we don't use it, we surely will loose it.


Good birding (and reporting),

Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY

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Subject: ADMIN: from: Sean Camillieri
From: "Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes" <cth4 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:54:34 +0000
Please do not click on the link in the original message automatically generated 
from Sean Camillieri's email account. The browser or computer was likely 
compromised by malware which automatically generated the phishing email 
message. 


I have placed that subscribed email account to moderated status to prevent 
future automated messages. 


Thank you!

Sincerely,
Chris Tessaglia-Hymes

Listowner, NYSbirds-L
Ithaca, NY


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Subject: October 4th - Seatuck Birding Challenge on Long Island
From: Patricia Manzi <aviancelt AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:39:34 -0400
Save the date! On October 4, Birders of all ages and abilities are invited to 
join in a day of avian adventure by participating in the First Annual Seatuck 
Birding Challenge . The 12-hour competitive birding event - the first of its 
kind on Long Island - challenges participants in teams of 3 or more to find as 
many bird species as they can on the Island, anywhere from Queens and Brooklyn 
to the East End. 


The Seatuck Birding Challenge will raise funds for conservation and draw 
attention to the importance of Long Island's open space. From sandy shorelines 
to tidal marshes to upland forests, the Island's natural areas are vitally 
important to hundreds of bird species and other wildlife. The protection of 
these areas is critical not only to wildlife, but also to the health of our 
coastal ecosystem and the quality of life on Long Island. 


The event will feature birders of all levels, and experience is not a 
requirement to participate. Seatuck will help inexperienced teams by matching 
them with veterans who will share their knowledge of where to find birds and 
how to identify them. Individuals registering on their own will be assigned to 
one of Seatuck's teams, which will be lead by experienced birders. Student 
teams, ranging from grade school through college, will also be participating in 
the event, and competing for awards in special scholastic categories. 


The Seatuck Birding Challenge is a fund-raising opportunity. Participants can 
raise money for Seatuck or their own conservation cause, while increasing 
awareness of Seatuck's conservation work, educational programs and nature 
centers. 


The Birding Challenge will finish with a festive BBQ reception and award 
presentation at the Scully Estate in Islip, home of the Suffolk County 
Environmental Center aqnd Seatuck Environmental Association. For more 
information, contact Trish Manzi at trish AT seatuck.org 

 

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From: Sean Camillieri <scamillieri AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:28:21 +0200


Greetings NYSbirds


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Subject: Cupsogue County Park Shorebirds (Suffolk Co.)
From: ken feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:23:09 -0400
Despite our unsuccessful search for the Common Ringed Plover yesterday, 
eighteen species of shorebirds were observed. The Marbled Godwit continued on 
the flats, and a Whimbrel put in a brief appearance. A single White-rumped 
Sandpiper was observed, and at about 5:00PM a Hudsonian Godwit flew into the 
mussel beds, stayed for about twenty seconds, then flew off to the east. It has 
been quite some time since we have seen both species of Godwit at the same 
location on the same day. 


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Subject: Midtown Birding
From: Alan Drogin <drogin AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:28:24 -0400
Bryant Park has a full bloom of late summer flowers - luscious blue-green 
broad-leaf plants with flowers ranging from the dark blues of salvia, purple, 
violet, fuchsia, to the pink of the hearty begonias. Along with the London 
Plane trees recently dumping piles of dead leaves - the park is harboring major 
ground cover to attract insects and hide the new arrival of underbrush 
migrants. Common Yellow-throated Warblers, Ovenbirds, and Waterthrushes - both 
Northern and Louisiana are scattered along the flowerbeds edging the lawn. An 
odd leucistic House Sparrow was hanging around the begonia patch by the 
ice-cream shack and I spotted my first Common White-throated Sparrow of the 
season at their favorite location - the birdbath. 


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:57:24 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* August 25, 2014
*  NYSY  08. 25. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):


August 18, 2013 - August 25, 2014
to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),
Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland
compiled: August 25 AT 8:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#407 Monday August 25, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 28, 2014
 
Highlights:
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BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
RUDDY TURNSTONE
SANDERLING
STILT SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
FORSTER’S TERN
SNOWY OWL
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
------------

     8/20: An astounding 390 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS were counted at 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 

     8/23: 2 SANDHILL CRANES, 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 
RUDDY TURNSTONE, 1 SANDERLING, 30 LESST SANDPIPERS, 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 
30 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS, 3 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS and 5 LONG-BILLED 
DOWITCHERS were seen at Knox-Marsellus marsh. 

     8/24: Somewhat fewer shorebirds this day but a rare FORSTER’S TERN 
was seen at Knox-Marsellus. 



Onondaga county
------------

     COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were reported from all parts of the county this week. 
The best day was 8/23 when 119 were counted at Three Rivers WMA in 
Baldwinsville. The SNOWY OWL at the Rt. 31 shopping area near Home Depot was 
reported on an almost daily basis. It seems to be eating well. 

     8/23: A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was found by one lucky birder at the 
Eagle’s Nest Overlook at Three Rivers WMA but could not be relocated. 



Madison County
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     8/23: AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, STILT SANDPIPER, BAIRDS SANDPIPER, 
SHORT-BILLE DOWITCHER and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER were all seen at the Sky High 
Sod Farm north of Chittenango. On the 24th. 4 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS arrived but 
the Buff-breasted was not seen. 



Cayuga County
------------

     8/25: One adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at West Barrier Beach at 
Fair Haven. 2 SANDERLING and 1 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS were also seen, 

     

     
               

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Joseph Brin
Region 5
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Subject: Re: Any news on Common Ringed Plover today?
From: Mike <mikec02 AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:35:57 -0400
A group of birders on the Cupsogue flats but as of 5:35 no plover. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 25, 2014, at 2:54 PM, Sean Sime  wrote:

> I heard the bird was not seen at any point today so far. This notification 
was at roughly 1:30pm. 

> 
> Sean Sime
> Brooklyn, NY
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Aug 25, 2014, at 2:41 PM, Mike  wrote:
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>> Just wondering if anyone has been out on the Cupsogue flats today looking 
for the bird. 

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>> Thanks,
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>> Ridge, LI, NY
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Subject: Re: Re:Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:34:12 -0400
Thanks Shai for this post with a link to photos. I was relieved when I saw
the e-mail, since it saved me from trying to sort through and publish
photos last night as I was just too exhausted to work on that.

I have not gotten through all of my photos or video clips, but I have
managed to write up a post with some photos. If interested, the post with
photos can be accessed here.

http://birdingdude.blogspot.com/2014/08/common-ringed-plover-at-cupsogue-li-new.html 


Cheers,



On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 9:34 PM, Shaibal Mitra 
wrote:

>  Congratulations to Andrew for a tremendous find, and to Doug Futuyma,
> who overcame feeling unwell to re-find the bird. For those planning a try
> tomorrow, I think it's best to try on in-between tides: Andrew found it on
> the falling tide, and it was not re-found at low tide, despite strenuous
> efforts, until the tide came rose substantially again.
>
>  This is a distinctive-looking bird--large and pale-backed, with all the
> head and breast pattern features clearly shown, a longer slimmer bill than
> in SEPL, no color in the orbital ring, no webbing between the middle and
> inner toes, and a distinctive call. With Apologies to Andrew, who will
> share much better shots soon, here are a few photos showing its appearance:
>
>
> 
https://picasaweb.google.com/109808209543611018404/LongIslandMiscellany2014#6051308619990449970 

>
>  Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
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> *Sent:* Sunday, August 24, 2014 4:46 PM
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> *Cc:* Nyc ebirds
> *Subject:* Re:[nysbirds-l] Possible Common Ringed Plover  AT  Cupsogue LI
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>   The bird has been refound and currently being viewed by Doug Futuyma,
> John Gluth, Shai Mitra, Patricia Lindsay. Soon to be joined by Michael
> Scheibel who was ordered back and will soon be charging through the mud.
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Subject: Re: Any news on Common Ringed Plover today?
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:54:02 -0400
I heard the bird was not seen at any point today so far. This notification was 
at roughly 1:30pm. 


Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 25, 2014, at 2:41 PM, Mike  wrote:

> Just wondering if anyone has been out on the Cupsogue flats today looking for 
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Subject: Any news on Common Ringed Plover today?
From: Mike <mikec02 AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:41:54 -0400
Just wondering if anyone has been out on the Cupsogue flats today looking for 
the bird. 


Thanks,
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Subject: Cupsogue Common Ringed Plover images
From: John Gluth <jgluth AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:18:42 -0400
I've uploaded some additional photos and a video clip of the Ringed Plover to 
Flickr: 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jgluth_brb/sets/72157646850333075/
Great bird. Thanks to Andrew for the find, Doug for the re-find, and Shai and 
Pat for the phone call. 



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Subject: Addendum
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:15:55 -0400
I now realize I didn't name the bird found by Andrew - It was, of course
the Common Ringed Plover. How I missed it remains a mystery. My not posting
much lately, doesn't begin to cover it.

Also, upon re-reading it, due to new or visiting birders, I probably should
state the boundaries of the area I described as "The Golden Trapezium".
Sound Ave on the north, Route 105 on the east, Route 25 on the south and
Doctors Path on the west.

Bob [?]

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Subject: A fair afternoon of birding, without the "ring" of excitement: "Don't cry for me Argentina", I'll be back tomorrow !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:47:52 -0400
I started at "The Golden Trapezium" in Riverhead, finding only a few
Killdeers on the ground, along with a total of 8 Turkey Vultures overhead,
5 heading east. At the Lamont residence in Northville, as Eric was pointing
out the favorite tree in their backyard of a Great Horned Owl, which has
been visiting fairly regular, a high flying Red-Tail screamed, and then
went into a 45 degree power-dive, which unfortunately ended out of sight.
With it's wings pulled back close to it's body, it reminded us of a
Peregrine Falcon ! We also were treated to 14 T.V's. heading east. I then
headed west to visit the DeLea Sod Farm on Sound Ave Riv. (nothing visible)
before checking out the Dallalio S.F. on Sound Ave, c/o Osborne Ave, with
the same shore-bird results. I did however, pick up another 5 T.V's.
between there and Horton Ave.

Arriving home, I kissed my wife, and then made a huge, tactical error... I
ate before checking the computer - never again !!! Reading Andrew Baksh's 2
posts, I ran out the door, hopped in the car, and proceeded to exceed the
20 mph speed limit in our condominium. I called Andrew enroute, and was
told the bird was still there...yes !  Of course, the traffic was slow on
Dune Rd. (all the way to Copsogue), but things seemed to go good for me,
when a 4 wheel drive vehicle stopped and drove me most of the way from the
parking lot to the cut-off trail to the bay. Heading west toward the flats,
I then met the triumphant column of successful birders, who in fact, had
seen the bird ! It fell on Dave Klauber (first in line) to "gut-up" and
give me the sad news - the bird had took off when disturbed by a loud plane
~ 1/2 hour before, and because of the rising tide, probably would not
return today. Shai Mitra (last in line) being the gentlemen that he is,
went back with me to show me the safest spot to cross the channel. Steve
Schellenger was still on the other side, looking for the plover. We looked
until all the plovers left, with not much mud above water. Pat Pallidino
arrived as Steve & I were wading back, and although he missed the bird too,
at least he was saved the crossing.

The up side of this afternoon's adventure was seeing my FOS Marbled Godwit,
as well as my FOS Royal Terns, 1 adult & 2 juveniles.

Cheers,
Bob
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Subject: Lark Sparrow at Hecksher State Park, East Islip (Suffolk County)
From: Suzanne Feustel <suefeustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:49:44 -0400
Today while bicycling along the Hecksher State Park bike path I observed a Lark 
Sparrow feeding on the path and on the roadside which runs along the bike path. 
I first saw the bird at 12:30 and again during my last lap at 4:18 PM. The bird 
would fly into a nearby tree when a car or person passed by but would then 
return to the grassy edge or road side and feed. It was located on the northern 
loop of the bike trail near the intersection of the pedestrian and bike 
crossing which leads into Great River. 






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Subject: RE: Re:Possible Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:34:02 +0000
Congratulations to Andrew for a tremendous find, and to Doug Futuyma, who 
overcame feeling unwell to re-find the bird. For those planning a try tomorrow, 
I think it's best to try on in-between tides: Andrew found it on the falling 
tide, and it was not re-found at low tide, despite strenuous efforts, until the 
tide came rose substantially again. 


This is a distinctive-looking bird--large and pale-backed, with all the head 
and breast pattern features clearly shown, a longer slimmer bill than in SEPL, 
no color in the orbital ring, no webbing between the middle and inner toes, and 
a distinctive call. With Apologies to Andrew, who will share much better shots 
soon, here are a few photos showing its appearance: 



https://picasaweb.google.com/109808209543611018404/LongIslandMiscellany2014#6051308619990449970 


Shai Mitra
Bay Shore
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From: bounce-117773283-3714944 AT list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-117773283-3714944 AT list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Andrew Baksh 
[birdingdude AT gmail.com] 

Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2014 4:46 PM
To: nysbirds-l
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Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Possible Common Ringed Plover  AT  Cupsogue LI

The bird has been refound and currently being viewed by Doug Futuyma, John 
Gluth, Shai Mitra, Patricia Lindsay. Soon to be joined by Michael Scheibel who 
was ordered back and will soon be charging through the mud. 




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Subject: Central Park NYC Bird Walks on Saturday & Sunday Aug. 23-24
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:04:30 -0400
Central Park NYC Bird Walks on Saturday & Sunday Aug. 23-24

We birded in the Ramble both days. 

On Saturday (8/23):

Ovenbird - rock wall near Stone Arch

Northern Waterthrush - the Point & the Gill

Blue-winged Warbler - 4, including 2 at the Upper Lobe and
one bathing in the Gill

Black-and-white Warbler - 4

Common Yellowthroat - Upper Lobe

American Redstart - various locations

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Probable Cooper's Hawk described by visiting British birder

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Oven

Empidonax Flycatcher (probable Least) - Upper Lobe

Great Crested Flycatcher - Warbler Rock

Eastern Kingbird

Warbling and Red-eyed Vireos

Barn Swallows mobbing a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk over the
Maintenance Field

Veery - our first of the season - Mugger's Woods

Cedar Waxwing

Baltimore Oriole - hatch-year birds

 

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Sunday (8/24) highlights:

Northern Waterthrush - Laupot Bridge (also reported at the
Oven)

Black-and-white Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler

Common Yellowthroat - Warbler Rock

American Redstart - several

Magnolia Warbler - seen after lunch with Sandra Critelli
& Richard Lieberman

Yellow Warbler (Jane)

Chestnut-sided Warbler - Laupot Bridge

Canada Warbler - Point & Azalea Pond

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird seen after lunch at the Oven &
Shakespeare Garden with Sandra Critelli

Eastern Wood-Pewee - at least 2 on the Point - our first for
the season

Eastern Kingbird

Great Crested Flycatcher - 7 or 8 various locations

Warbling & Red-eyed Vireos

Scarlet Tanager - female - the Point

Baltimore Oriole

 

Wood Ducks continue at Turtle Pond.

 

Deborah Allen, m.ob.

 

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Subject: Re:Possible Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:46:55 -0400
The bird has been refound and currently being viewed by Doug Futuyma, John
Gluth, Shai Mitra, Patricia Lindsay. Soon to be joined by Michael Scheibel
who was ordered back and will soon be charging through the mud.

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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On Aug 24, 2014, at 1:33 PM, Andrew Baksh  wrote:

Moments ago, I observed and photographed what I believe to be a Common
Ringed Plover.

This is one of those tough ones that will undergo heavy scrutiny. Hence, my
cautionary post.

I have shared one digiscoped photo with a few seasoned birders and they all
confirm that it looks good.

At the moment, the bird is not being seen, after it was flushed by a couple
of clamers. I am still on the flats, joined now by Pat Lindsay and Shai
Mitra and we are trying to relocate the bird.

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: Cupsogue - Sandwich Tern & Marbled Godwits
From: Rich Perkins / TAM <rich AT tamweb.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:46:32 -0400
We hit Cupsogue Beach for low tide birding this morning.  We saw three
Marbled Godwits along with a Black Skimmer (and many other shore birds) out
on the flats.  We then headed over to the East Side Inlet Jetty and saw 7
Horned Larks in a grassy area.  We then went over to the jetty and looked
into inlet.  Right below us (15 feet) was a Sandwich Tern feeding on the
rock/sand area which are exposed at low tide.  Sandwich Tern had a black
crown with signature black bill with 'Mustard' tip.  

 

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Subject: Possible Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:33:30 -0400
Moments ago, I observed and photographed what I believe to be a Common
Ringed Plover.

This is one of those tough ones that will undergo heavy scrutiny. Hence, my
cautionary post.

I have shared one digiscoped photo with a few seasoned birders and they all
confirm that it looks good.

At the moment, the bird is not being seen, after it was flushed by a couple
of clamers. I am still on the flats, joined now by Pat Lindsay and Shai
Mitra and we are trying to relocate the bird.

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: Barn Owl article
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:16:29 -0400
New York Birders,

You may find this of interest:


http://pelagicaddict.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/how-to-identify-and-find-barn-owl-tyto-alba-in-new-jersey/ 


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Subject: Shorebirds at Woodlawn Beach SP
From: <joetf1973 AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:06:47 -0400
This time of year I try to head to Woodlawn Beach SP for shorebirds - often the 
numbers are low, but occasionally something interesting can be found. 
Shorebirds seem to prefer the area where the creeks enter Lake Erie. 



The wooded portions of Woodlawn are also good for small passerines from late 
August through early October - I suggest using insect repellent as the 
mosquitoes have been brutal as of late! 




This week I had the following shorebirds:


Wed, Aug 20


2 Semipalmated Plover, 5 Killdeer, 1 Spotted sandpiper, 1 American Woodcock


Fri, Aug 22


3 Killdeer, 1 Sanderling


Sat, Aug 23


4 Semipalmated Plover, 16 Killdeer, 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper



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Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:06:47 -0400 (EDT)
This time of year I try to head to Woodlawn Beach SP for shorebirds - often the 
numbers are low, but occasionally something interesting can be found. 
Shorebirds seem to prefer the area where the creeks enter Lake Erie. 



The wooded portions of Woodlawn are also good for small passerines from late 
August through early October - I suggest using insect repellent as the 
mosquitoes have been brutal as of late! 




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Wed, Aug 20


2 Semipalmated Plover, 5 Killdeer, 1 Spotted sandpiper, 1 American Woodcock


Fri, Aug 22


3 Killdeer, 1 Sanderling


Sat, Aug 23


4 Semipalmated Plover, 16 Killdeer, 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper



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Subject: Brown Booby - yes
From: <jw.kent AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:19:13 -0400
The Brown Booby is sitting right on the shore on the NY side of the Lake 
Champlain bridge at Crown Point. Close views from just north of the bridge. 


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Subject: Kings Dickcissel
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:38:05 -0400
Kristin Costello just spotted a dickcissel near southern osprey platform at 
marine park salt marsh nature center. Bobbi Manian and I observed DICK with her 
in central grass inside cinder walking loop. 


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Subject: FW: NNYBirds: Brown Booby Champlain Bridge
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:15:16 -0400
FYI

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Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:39:29 -0400
Subject: NNYBirds:  Brown Booby Champlain Bridge














 

 



  


    
      
      
 There is a BROWN BOOBY sitting on the water on the north side of the Champlain 
Bridge at the Crown Point SHS. It is currently in VT waters but was originally 
found with the gulls on shore on the NY side. 




Correction, it is now back on land with the gulls on the NY side. 



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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 22 August 2014
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:30:26 -0400
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 22, 2014
* NYNY1408.22

- Birds mentioned

Red-necked Grebe
Bald Eagle
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
Solitary Sandpiper
Whimbrel
MARBLED GODWIT
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Royal Tern
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Purple Martin
Blue-winged Warbler
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Worm-eating Warbler
Ovenbird
Mourning Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
DICKCISSEL

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If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

        Gary Chapin - Secretary
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        125 Pine Springs Drive
        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

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(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 22nd
2014 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are Fall shorebirds including
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, MARBLED GODWIT, WILSON'S
PHALAROPE plus PROTHONOTARY, YELLOW-THROATED and GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS and
DICKCISSEL.

In a week certainly not as exciting as the one just before it at least
shorebird variety continues its late season increase. Now overall numbers
have not been terribly impressive lately. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge where
the annual shorebird festival will take place this Saturday the 23rd the
East Pond looks to be in great shape as it awaits a decent influx of birds.
A MARBLED GODWIT has appeared on the East Pond Thursday and today and a
WILSON'S PHALAROPE was present briefly at the pond's south end last
Saturday. A CASPIAN and a couple of ROYAL TERNS have also been spotted
during the week but perhaps most interesting were a couple of landbirds. A
DICKCISSEL along the gravel roadway at the park's north end last Monday and
a male PROTHONOTARY WARBLER started near the blind along the west side of
the pond above the Raunt overlook back on Friday the 15th.

Among other notable shorebirds on Long Island a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
found on the 13th at Heckscher State Park was still along the median strip
just east of fields 7 and 8 at least to Wednesday.

A MARBLED GODWIT present at Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes last
weekend spent much of its time along with a decent assemblage and variety
of other shorebirds on the bars just inside Moriches Inlet a little west of
the traditional flats north of the parking lot. Some birds did move to
these flats as the inlet bars covered over on the rising tide. The inlet
flats are viewable from the beach on the east side of the inlet reached
from the four wheel drive road west of the parking lot. Today 5 additional
MARBLED GODWITS stopped by briefly on the flats before continuing east at
Cupsogue. Also at Cupsogue Sunday were a BLACK TERN and up to a dozen ROYAL
TERNS. Another MARBLED GODWIT and 11 BLACK TERNS were at Shinnecock Inlet
today.

Three AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS showed up Sunday on the Riverhead sod fields
along the west side of Route 105 just before it ends at Sound Avenue and
these have increased to 5 as of today.

At least one WHIMBREL has been at Cedar Point County Park in Southold on
the north fork recently.

The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was a great find Saturday at Robert Moses State
Park the bird in pines along the north side of parking lot 2 and also quite
notable was a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER spotted at Montauk Point State Park last
Sunday.

A very noticeable lack of insects recently throughout much of our area has
birders wondering whether this will have an adverse impact on Fall
migration. Time will tell but a decent variety of warblers recently mostly
species breeding not too far north of the city have featured a
GOLDEN-WINGED in Prospect Park last Saturday, single MOURNING WARBLERS
Monday in Prospect Park and at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and a
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at Fort Tilden Saturday still a great bird even if no
longer considered a warbler. Other warblers have included OVENBIRD, several
WORM-EATING, TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, BLUE-WINGED, NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA,
BLACKBURNIAN, BLACK-THROATEDS BLUE and GREEN, YELLOW-RUMPED,
CHESTNUT-SIDED, HOODED and CANADA.

Other migrants noted lately have included YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, COMMON
NIGHTHAWKS beginning their late August to early September push,
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and various swallows and PURPLE MARTINS. A couple
of BALD EAGLES have moved through recently as the hawk migration season
will soon begin in earnest.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was still at Mecox Bay last Saturday, one BLACK TERN and
a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was also noted at Jones Beach West End, 2
SOLITARY SANDPIPERS at Jones Beach Thursday were unusual there.

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Subject: Oceanside Preserve
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:24:33 -0400
Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside 22 August

The pools to the east of the pond have been full of waders and Laughing Gulls 
recently. Today, among the many egrets, there were a few "white" LITTLE BLUE 
HERONS and a TRICOLORED HERON. Included were a half dozen species of common 
shorebirds. 


 Two marsh sparrows popped up in an area that had both SALTMARSH and SEASIDE 
SPARROWS this week, but neither stayed long enough to ID positively. A pair of 
cooperative YELLOW WARBLERS continues around the path. 


During the week, the marsh has been host to CLAPPER RAILS and a pair of ROYAL 
TERNS fishing in the pond, neither were seen this morning. 


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Subject: Solitary Sandpiper and Royal Terns
From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:03:25 -0400
Just got a text from Bob Anderson that there are 4 Solitary Sandpipers
along the boardwalk west of the softball fields at Jones Beach field 2. On
the spit at the Coast Guard station were 2 Royal Terns.
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Subject: Re: Jamaica Bay East Pond update
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:06:25 -0400
If you haven't read Andrew's blog re. the Shorebird Festival, he has lots
of great information to help you have an enjoyable day. See

http://birdingdude.blogspot.com/2014/08/annual-shorebird-festival-at-jamaica.html 



On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 3:43 PM, Andrew Baksh  wrote:

> On the eve of tomorrow's Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
> in Queens NY, I did another scout of the pond. There was a slight increase
> of shorebirds and I am hopeful we will get more coming in tonight.
>
> A total of 15 species of shorebirds , including the Marbled Godwit, which
> was again seen midway on the pond along the East Side.  As far as the pond
> conditions, while the water level, is better than it was a few days ago
> after the torrential rain. Much of the north end still remains quite tricky
> to navigate with not much shoreline as one would expect for this time of
> the year.
>
> I have whipped up a post with some recommendations on how to navigate the
> pond along with photos of recent shorebirds observed (
> 
http://birdingdude.blogspot.com/2014/08/annual-shorebird-festival-at-jamaica.html). 

> Here is to good weather with good shorebirds tomorrow.
>
> Cheers,
>
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Subject: jamaica bay shorebird festival
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:54:26 -0400
Hi all, Just a last minute reminder that tomorrow (Sat. 8/23/2014) is the
9th Annual Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, NY.
Festivities begin at 7am. Hope to see a lot of you there. BTW, this is a
free event. We're hoping you can make a donation to help us defray some
costs. Thanks.

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Subject: Jamaica Bay East Pond update
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:43:27 -0400
On the eve of tomorrow's Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
in Queens NY, I did another scout of the pond. There was a slight increase
of shorebirds and I am hopeful we will get more coming in tonight.

A total of 15 species of shorebirds , including the Marbled Godwit, which
was again seen midway on the pond along the East Side.  As far as the pond
conditions, while the water level, is better than it was a few days ago
after the torrential rain. Much of the north end still remains quite tricky
to navigate with not much shoreline as one would expect for this time of
the year.

I have whipped up a post with some recommendations on how to navigate the
pond along with photos of recent shorebirds observed (

http://birdingdude.blogspot.com/2014/08/annual-shorebird-festival-at-jamaica.html). 

Here is to good weather with good shorebirds tomorrow.

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Subject: 7 Marbled Godwits - Shinnecock to Moriches Inlet
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:24:33 -0400
I scanned the bay flats behind Shinnecock and Moriches Inlet today. Beginning 
at Shinnecock around 11:00 AM, and scanning north toward the flats, I tallied 
11 BLACK TERNS feeding low behind a diving frenzy of Common Terns. Also present 
on the flats was a single MARBLED GODWIT. 


Arriving later at Cupsogue I came across another single MARBLED GODWIT feeding 
on the bay flats north of the park and closer to the inlet. I continued to bird 
the flats behind the County Park when a group of 5 MARBLED GODWITS flew 
directly at me from the west, put down on the flats for a few minutes and 
continued traveling east bringing the inlet to inlet total to 7 individuals. 
The single bird on the Moriches inlet flats continued as I was leaving the park 
at 2:00 PM. 


As a side note there 5 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS in the 105 sod fields in 
Riverhead this morning. 


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Subject: Jones Beach - Solitary Sandpipers, Royal terns
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:12:19 -0400
This evening around 7 the high tide had covered most of the sandbar at the 
Coast Gurad station, but there were still a few birds there including 4 Red 
Knots and 3 or 4 Royal terns, including a yellow-billed juvenile begging food. 
More interesting to me, other than Jimmy Buffett's parrotheads invading parking 
lots 2-6, were 2 Solitary Sandpipers in the temporary pools along the boardwalk 
between fields 1 and 2 

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Subject: Marbled Godwit despite low shorebird numbers at Jamaica Bay
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:06 -0400
While the conditions have improved on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay, the
number of shorebirds have not. The number of shorebirds remain low if not
even lower today than the past few days.

These cold fronts really encouraged birds to keep on moving and took most
of the ones that were here. We have yet to see another influx of shorebirds
since the last wave pulled out.

On the bright side, today a *MARBLED GODWIT* was observed briefly up at the
north end. However, it left the pond around 9:30 heading over the train
tracks, towards the bay.

In addition, there are single and multiple juveniles of Lesser Yellowlegs,
Semipalmated Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Plover,
Short-billed Dowitcher and *WESTERN SANDPIPER*.

In non shorebirding updates. On Monday, I had two Royal Terns that almost
touched down on the south end of the pond before continuing north heading
over the train tracks.

Earlier on that day, I had a 1st year type Mourning Warbler, seen along the
dyke at the North End of the pond.

Cheers,

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Subject: RE: Whimbrel cedar beach co pk
From: Jane Ross <janefross AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:29:34 -0400
could give a more precise location, please?.there are many Cedar Beaches in New 
York...but I am assuming you do NOT mean the county park in East Hampton near 
me? Just wanted to check, thoughThanks 

Jane Ross

Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:30:44 -0400
From: ariegilbert AT optonline.net
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel cedar beach co pk
To: NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu

1 or 2 whimbrel in marsh



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Subject: Marbled Godwit JBNWR
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:18:50 -0400
> Marbled Godwit near the center of East Pond among various gulls. At West Pond 
spotted a flyover Royal Tern & 2 immature (still dark) Clapper Rails, among the 
usual suspects. 

> 
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Subject: Fire island warblers
From: James Vellozzi <jamesvellozzi AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:48:55 -0400
I started my water feature today at fire island and was greeted by prairie 
warbler, yellow, common yellowthroat, pine warbler and a nicely posing northern 
waterthrush. Other species included brown thrashers, cardinals, towees, song 
sparrow and many house finches. I will provide updates as the weeks go on. 


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Subject: RE:Whimbrel cedar beach co pk
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:45:23 -0400
... prior msg posted before completion...

Cedar beach southold

41.035317,-72.388318

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08/21/2014  AT  12:02 PM

Arie Gilbert 
No. Babylon NY 

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Date: 08/21/2014  1:30 PM  (GMT-05:00) 
To: "NYSBIRDS-L AT cornell edu"  
Subject: Whimbrel cedar beach co pk 
 
1 or 2 whimbrel in marsh




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Subject: Whimbrel cedar beach co pk
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:30:44 -0400
1 or 2 whimbrel in marsh




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Subject: Marbled Godwit JBNWR
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:28:33 -0400
Marbled Godwit near the center of East Pond among various gulls. At West Pond 
spotted a flyover Royal Tern & 2 immature (still dark) Clapper Rails, among the 
usual suspects. 


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Subject: Am golden plover northville
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:03:58 -0400
1 bird in sod fields

Currently being seen with 
Bobby Kurtz and Gary Straus

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Subject: Re: Croton point park
From: "Gertrude R. Battaly" <merlin AT pipeline.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:04:01 -0400
Larry,

At the Fire Island Hawk Watch we have seen Merlins attack just about 
anything in their paths, including Peregrines.  We have also seen 
Peregrines attack much larger birds - a Canada Goose, on one occasion.
But my fondest memory of Merlin attacks was when one tried for a Kestrel 
that was perched near the top of a pine.  The Kestrel did a very 
unexpected maneuver - he rotated around the branch, in an upside down 
position under the pine bough as the Merlin passed, and then back 
upright on the branch after the Merlin had passed.  That was back in the 
'80s.

For a perspective on their migration seasons and trends see:
http://www.battaly.com/fire/trends/

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On 8/20/2014 7:45 AM, Larry Trachtenberg wrote:
> 7 a.m. drinking my coffee on the bench at swimming beach looking at a lone 
bobbing spotted sandpiper (still a lot of spots), when I notice another 
unidentified shorebird crossing the bay. Two falcons appear out of nowhere 
chasing it unsuccessfully. On the way back and over land the smaller one 
(Merlin) is diving at the larger one (peregrine) then they disappear. The whole 
thing was a blur maybe 20-30 seconds. I thought all birds were terrified of 
peregrines -- those Merlins deserve their reputation. (First "fall" Merlin). 

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Subject: Common Nighthawks, Suffolk County
From: <glennq AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:54:24 -0400
Greetings,

My son had soccer practice tonight at Veteran’s Park in East Northport 
(Suffolk County) from 7:45-9PM. Right about here: 40.885167, -73.321511 

There are 2 large turf fields at this location with stadium lighting.
6 Common Nighthawks spent the entire practice hawking insects directly above 
the practicing boys. Very neat. 


Glenn Quinn
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Subject: Golden plovers
From: Gary Straus <baga2809 AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:31:25 -0400
The 3 golden plovers continue at 105 & sound ave  at 3 pm 8-20 Gary straus

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Subject: Croton point park
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:45:59 +0000
7 a.m. drinking my coffee on the bench at swimming beach looking at a lone 
bobbing spotted sandpiper (still a lot of spots), when I notice another 
unidentified shorebird crossing the bay. Two falcons appear out of nowhere 
chasing it unsuccessfully. On the way back and over land the smaller one 
(Merlin) is diving at the larger one (peregrine) then they disappear. The whole 
thing was a blur maybe 20-30 seconds. I thought all birds were terrified of 
peregrines -- those Merlins deserve their reputation. (First "fall" Merlin). 


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Ossining, NY

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Subject: Am. Golden Plovers - Riverhead
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:14:54 -0400
The 3 American Golden Plovers were seen this morning at about 9:30 am in the 
same location, in the sod field just west of Cross River Drive (105), south of 
Sound Avenue. 


On a side note, the Heckscher SP Buff-breasted Sandpiper was seen yesterday at 
6:45 pm in the median at the south east end of the park. 


Patrick F. Palladino


> On Aug 15, 2014, at 11:57 AM, "Shaibal Mitra"  
wrote: 

> 
> The cold front that passed through on Wednesday produced some interesting 
migratory movements on Long Island's barrier beaches on Thursday and Friday 
mornings. Doug Gochfeld and I spent some time both mornings, from Fort Tilden, 
Queens and Fire Island, Suffolk, yielding some interesting comparisons. 

> 
> Typical migrants of the season that were conspicuous at both sites included 
Eastern Kingbird, various swallows, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Cedar Waxwing, 
Northern Waterthrush, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Black-and-white 
Warbler, Red-winged Blackbird, and Bobolink. 

> 
> Most notable in my opinion was the definite presence of several species 
normally scarce at this season on the barrier beach, which, collectively, often 
foretell broader irruptions of northern forest-breeding species: Downy 
Woodpecker (both sites), Myrtle Warbler (FT), and Purple Finch (RMSP). (I even 
think I saw a Brown Creeper flying along the inlet shore yesterday, but I 
didn't nail it well enough to be sure.) 

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:40:17 -0700
RBA

* New York
* Syracuse
* August 18, 2014
* NYSY 08. 18. 14

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

July 28, 2013 - August 18, 2014
to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),
Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison & Cortland
compiled: August 11 AT 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
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#406 Monday August 18, 2014

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
July 28, 2014

Highlights:
-----------

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
RUDDY TURNSTONE
STILT SANDPIPER
LAUGHING GULL
BLACK TERN
SNOWY OWL
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
SEDGE WREN


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
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  8/14: At Knox-Marsellus from East Road 8 BLACL-BELLIED PLOVERS, 12 
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVERS, 24 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 30 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 58 STILT 
SANDPIPERS, 20 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and 10 SEMI-PALMATED 
SANDPIPERS were counted. Along the Wildlife Drive a SEDGE WREN was seen and 
heard. 

   8/17: At Knox-Marsellus AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and PECTORAL SANDPIPER 
were added to the shorebird list. The Sedge Wren was not relocated on the 
Wildlife Trail. 



Onondaga County
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  8/11: The SNOWY OWL is still being seen the Rt.31 shopping plaza near 
Rt.481. It was located again on 8/18. 

  8/12: an adult BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was located on Marble Island on 
the Seneca River in Baldwinsville. It was seen again on the 13th. and the 15th. 

  8/15: An adult and a juvenile BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were seen along 
the creekwalk just south of Spencer Street in Syracuse in Onondaga Creek. 

  8/17: The seasons first COMMON NIGHTHAWK was spotted near the Bald Eagle 
nest at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. 



Oswego County
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  8/13: A LAUGHING GULL was seen going past the overlook at Derby Hill.


Cayuga County
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  8/11: An adult and a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were seen at West 
Barrier Beach at Fair Haven. On the 15th. 2 adults and 2 juveniles were 
spotted. 



Madison County
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  8/14: A BLACK TERN was seen at Woodman Pond.

       

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Subject: Possible Eurasian Collared-Dove at Beach 97th Street Boardway, Queens
From: Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:05:17 -0400
I'm somewhat hesitant to post this since I've never seen a Eurasian
Collared-Dove but I just photographed what looked like one on the Beach
97th Street boardwalk in Queens. I have no experience with this species and
I'm also aware of the possibility of it being someother Old World columbid
escapee, I but I wanted to get the word out in case.

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Albany NY

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Subject: Re: 8/17 JBWR East Pond - Dickcissel, Caspian Tern
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:56:28 -0400
Sorry not to have posted this earlier. On Saturday afternoon I found a Wilson's 
Phalarope very close to the entrance at the south end of the East Pond at 
around 2:20pm. I took a few photos of the bird then went along the east side of 
the pond to see what else was around (not much). When I returned at around 4pm 
I couldn't relocate the bird. 


Here's a photo:

http://www.agpix.com/view_caption.php?image_id=690005&photog=1

Deborah Allen

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From: Richard Aracil 

Sent: Aug 18, 2014 4:53 AM

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] 8/17 JBWR East Pond - Dickcissel, Caspian Tern






Hi All,
Jared Cole and I walked the length of the east shore of the East Pond of 
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge this afternoon starting at the south entrance about 
45 mins after peak high tide. The highlights included a Caspian Tern first seen 
resting on the west shore about half-way between the raunt and the island. It 
was then re-found on the beach at low tide on the bayshore opposite the north 
end of the pond. Along the gravel road at the north end, we were excited to 
stumble upon a female? Dickcissel. The gate that leads onto the gravel road off 
Cross Bay Blvd was closed and locked, and I'm not sure if it's possible to walk 
around it, so keep that in mind if you want to try for that bird. The water 
level on the pond was still somewhat high and some parts were sticky especially 
toward the north side, but we had no problems with knee-high rubber boots. 
Shorebird numbers and diversity were very disappointing. 

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Subject: Re: 8/17 JBWR East Pond - Dickcissel, Caspian Tern
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:18:10 -0400
Responding to Ricard and the list serve only to clarify the "gate" comment.

The gate has been up for sometime (last year), you just have to walk around. It 
is there to prevent illegal dumping. 


Cheers,

Andrew



> On Aug 18, 2014, at 4:53 AM, Richard Aracil  wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> Jared Cole and I walked the length of the east shore of the East Pond of 
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge this afternoon starting at the south entrance about 
45 mins after peak high tide. The highlights included a Caspian Tern first seen 
resting on the west shore about half-way between the raunt and the island. It 
was then re-found on the beach at low tide on the bayshore opposite the north 
end of the pond. Along the gravel road at the north end, we were excited to 
stumble upon a female? Dickcissel. The gate that leads onto the gravel road off 
Cross Bay Blvd was closed and locked, and I'm not sure if it's possible to walk 
around it, so keep that in mind if you want to try for that bird. The water 
level on the pond was still somewhat high and some parts were sticky especially 
toward the north side, but we had no problems with knee-high rubber boots. 
Shorebird numbers and diversity were very disappointing. 

> 
> With photos:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19503379
> 
> Good Birding!
> Richard Aracil
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Subject: 8/17 JBWR East Pond - Dickcissel, Caspian Tern
From: Richard Aracil <raptorara AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:53:31 +0000
Hi All,
Jared Cole and I walked the length of the east shore of the East Pond of 
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge this afternoon starting at the south entrance about 
45 mins after peak high tide. The highlights included a Caspian Tern first seen 
resting on the west shore about half-way between the raunt and the island. It 
was then re-found on the beach at low tide on the bayshore opposite the north 
end of the pond. Along the gravel road at the north end, we were excited to 
stumble upon a female? Dickcissel. The gate that leads onto the gravel road off 
Cross Bay Blvd was closed and locked, and I'm not sure if it's possible to walk 
around it, so keep that in mind if you want to try for that bird. The water 
level on the pond was still somewhat high and some parts were sticky especially 
toward the north side, but we had no problems with knee-high rubber boots. 
Shorebird numbers and diversity were very disappointing. 

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Subject: Good afternoooooon...Riv-er-head !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:28:40 -0400
My small tribute to a large talent, with the intriguing name of Robin. Was
it given, or was it career induced ? With that name and his varied
interests, I wonder if he was a birder ?

Today, spurred on by the 3 A.Golden Plovers reported by Tom Burke & Gail
Benson, I was able to find them in the same field as described, between ~
4:30 & 5;20 PM. The birds moved around quite a bit during this time,
landing on a few of the dirt areas, as well.Twice, close enough to get some
decent photos. There were also ~ 12 - 15 Killdeer out there, as is their
wont at this time of year. As I was leaving, Shai Mitra & Pat Lindsay
pulled up, popped a scope and picked up the plovers ! Quick hellos and
goodbyes were given, as they "hot-footed it" down to the beach !

Cheers,
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Subject: Massawepie Mire & the Northville-Placid Trail
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:06:59 -0400
8/17/14 Northville-Placid Trail in Long Lake (Hamilton Co.)

 

I took a mid-afternoon hike on the Northville-Placid Trail (S) in Long Lake.
I found a male Black-backed Woodpecker near the trailhead and a pair of
Common Ravens perched together at the top of a tall tree.  Wildflowers are
lovely, including Turtleheads which are currently in bloom.  Mushrooms are
remarkable this summer!

 

Cedar Waxwings were once again flocking with Eastern Kingbirds at the Little
Tupper Lake outlet (see below).

 

8/16/14 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.), Tupper Lake causeway (Franklin Co.), Gull
Pond and Massawepie Mire (St. Lawrence Co.)

 

I was awakened at 3 a.m. by two vocalizing Barred Owls behind our house -
the best way to wake up!

 

David Buckley and I hiked 6 miles round trip at Massawepie Mire, starting at
6:30 a.m.  It was wonderful to find yet another Black-billed Cuckoo!  We
were surprised to find a very vocal Yellow-bellied Flycatcher family group -
calling and singing.  We also found several singing Canada Warblers!  Here
are some of the species found at Massawepie Mire:

 

Ruffed Grouse

Black-billed Cuckoo

American Kestrel - 1

Merlin - 2 together

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - vocal family group

Gray Jay - at least 7

Boreal Chickadee - 4

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Hermit Thrush

Black-and-white Warbler - many

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Canada Warbler - several singing!

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Purple Finch

 

At Gull Pond in Piercefield, there was a Great Blue Heron and Tree and Barn
Swallows.  Down the road a bit (over the line into Franklin Co. now) I found
a group of Cedar Waxwings flocking with Eastern Kingbirds near the Raquette
River.  Later, I found the same behavior at the outlet of Little Tupper
Lake.

 

I stopped at the causeway pull-off between Tupper Lake and Simon Pond.  I
was about to scan for waterfowl when I flushed an American Bittern that had
only been a few feet from me!  It stayed close by and I observed it for a
long time.

 

I added photos of the male Black-backed Woodpecker, Common Ravens, American
Bittern, Gray Jays, Tent Caterpillars, Turtleheads, Steeplebush, and
Meadowsweet to my Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian
.

 

Joan Collins

Long Lake, NY

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Subject: NNYBirds: Massawepie Mire & the Northville-Placid Trail
From: "'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:06:59 -0400
8/17/14 Northville-Placid Trail in Long Lake (Hamilton Co.)

 

I took a mid-afternoon hike on the Northville-Placid Trail (S) in Long Lake.
I found a male Black-backed Woodpecker near the trailhead and a pair of
Common Ravens perched together at the top of a tall tree.  Wildflowers are
lovely, including Turtleheads which are currently in bloom.  Mushrooms are
remarkable this summer!

 

Cedar Waxwings were once again flocking with Eastern Kingbirds at the Little
Tupper Lake outlet (see below).

 

8/16/14 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.), Tupper Lake causeway (Franklin Co.), Gull
Pond and Massawepie Mire (St. Lawrence Co.)

 

I was awakened at 3 a.m. by two vocalizing Barred Owls behind our house -
the best way to wake up!

 

David Buckley and I hiked 6 miles round trip at Massawepie Mire, starting at
6:30 a.m.  It was wonderful to find yet another Black-billed Cuckoo!  We
were surprised to find a very vocal Yellow-bellied Flycatcher family group -
calling and singing.  We also found several singing Canada Warblers!  Here
are some of the species found at Massawepie Mire:

 

Ruffed Grouse

Black-billed Cuckoo

American Kestrel - 1

Merlin - 2 together

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - vocal family group

Gray Jay - at least 7

Boreal Chickadee - 4

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Hermit Thrush

Black-and-white Warbler - many

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Canada Warbler - several singing!

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Purple Finch

 

At Gull Pond in Piercefield, there was a Great Blue Heron and Tree and Barn
Swallows.  Down the road a bit (over the line into Franklin Co. now) I found
a group of Cedar Waxwings flocking with Eastern Kingbirds near the Raquette
River.  Later, I found the same behavior at the outlet of Little Tupper
Lake.

 

I stopped at the causeway pull-off between Tupper Lake and Simon Pond.  I
was about to scan for waterfowl when I flushed an American Bittern that had
only been a few feet from me!  It stayed close by and I observed it for a
long time.

 

I added photos of the male Black-backed Woodpecker, Common Ravens, American
Bittern, Gray Jays, Tent Caterpillars, Turtleheads, Steeplebush, and
Meadowsweet to my Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian
.

 

Joan Collins

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell       

(518) 624-5528 home

http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/   

http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian 

 
Subject: YB Cuckoo CP
From: Alan Drogin <drogin AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:33:16 -0400
In tallest tree behind Wagner plaque rock at Lower Lobe Central Park

Alan
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Subject: American Golden-Plovers\Sound Avenue, Riverhead NY
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:12:42 -0400
There are 3 American Golden-Plovers on the turf fields  south of Sound
Avenue off CR 105 {traditional site}.
Marbled Godwit continues at Cupsogue.
Also 1 Whimbrel at Cedar Pt in Southold, north fork of Long Island.

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Subject: Correction - Cupsogue
From: Eileen Schwinn <beachmed AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:46:02 -0400
Little Blue Herons spotted at Cupsogue - Sorry!
Eileen Schwinn
(Approx 80 Red Knots have just arrived)

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Subject: Marbled Godwit - Cupsogue, Suffolk County
From: Eileen Schwinn <beachmed AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:30:37 -0400
Currently being seen on the sand flats at Cupsogue, one Marbled Godwit. Earlier 
this AM, a Black Tern, two Horned Larks and two Little Blue Egrets were seen as 
well as a Clapper Rail with three young and a flock of seven Royal Terns. 

Eileen Schwinn and
Multiple Observers from the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society Field Trip to 
Cupsogue 


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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 15 August 2014
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:25:41 -0400
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 15, 2014
* NYNY1408.15

- Birds Mentioned

FEA’S PETREL+
WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL+
BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL+
BRIDLED TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Cory’s Shearwater
Great Shearwater
AUDUBON’S SHEARWATER
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
LEACH’S STORM-PETREL
BROWN PELICAN
AMERICAN AVOCET
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
LITTLE GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Canada Warbler
LARK SPARROW



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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

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Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 15 at
6:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are pelagic trip results including FEA’S
PETREL, WHITE-FACED, BAND-RUMPED and LEACH’S STORM-PETRELS, AUDUBON’S
SHEARWATER and BRIDLED TERN, plus BROWN PELICAN, LITTLE GULL, AMERICAN
AVOCET, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and LARK SPARROW.

The long-anticipated overnight pelagic trip aboard the Captain Lou Fleet’s
Starstream VIII from Freeport, sponsored by See Life Paulagics, arrived at
the mouth of Hudson Canyon, about 110 miles out in the Atlantic, well
before dawn Tuesday morning, and a spectacular day began.  An impressive
chum slick attracted hundreds of Storm-Petrels as well as a short but very
satisfying visit from a FEA’S PETREL, nicely photographed as it cruised by
the boat.  A WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL also appeared a short while later,
while the intervening time was spent studying and enjoying great looks at
numbers of BAND-RUMPED and LEACH’S STORM-PETRELS as they circulated among
the many WILSON’S.   A few AUDUBON’S SHEARWATERS plus a BRIDLED TERN on the
way back in were among the other highlights.  The official pelagic totals
included the 1 exceptional FEA’S PETREL, 6 CORY’S, 5 GREAT, and 6 
AUDUBON’S 

SHEARWATERS, over 1,000 WILSON’S, 43 LEACH’S, 56 BAND-RUMPED, and 1
WHITE-FACED STORM-PETRELS, and 1 BRIDLED TERN.  Common and Bottlenose
Dolphins, a breaching Minke Whale, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, and Hammerhead
Shark were some other highlights.  A great trip!

Another pelagic Saturday out over 150 miles southeast of Shinnecock
recorded 1 LEACH’S and 23 BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETRELS, 2 CORY’S, 1 GREAT, and
4 AUDUBON’S SHEARWATERS.

Last Saturday morning a BROWN PELICAN spotted flying east off Jones Beach
West End was, after a cell phone alert, seen again ½ hour later off Robert
Moses State Park Field 2, still continuing east.  Perhaps it was also this
one flying west past Tobay about 2 hours later.

Also at Jones Beach West End, a sub-adult LITTLE GULL found sitting on the
close bar off the Coast Guard Station Sunday morning was seen in that same
area Monday.

Then on Wednesday, a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE visited a dune pool west of the
West End 2 parking lot.

Good numbers of LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS also continue at West End,
occurring in the West End 2 parking lot, at the pools between West End 2
and the Roosevelt Nature Center, or along the outer beach.  In addition, 29
LESSER BLACK-BACKEDS were counted at Smith Point County Park Thursday
evening.

A couple of ROYAL TERNS and a variety of shorebirds have also been at West
End, and 2 ROYALS have also spent some time at Plum Beach in Brooklyn.

The LARK SPARROW found Thursday the 7th at Robert Moses State Park was
still being seen along the north edge of parking field 2 at least to
Saturday, and another was spotted at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn on
Tuesday.

Other shorebird highlights featured an AMERICAN AVOCET present briefly at
Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes last Saturday morning and the
season’s 1st BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER appearing at Heckscher State Park on
Wednesday and still present there today in the median strip east of the
parking fields.

Highlights on the east pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last weekend
included WESTERN, WHITE-RUMPED, PECTORAL, and STILT SANDPIPERS.  Stilt
numbers reached 39 on Wednesday, and a CASPIAN TERN was seen on the pond
Wednesday and today.  And note that the rains have again raised the east
pond water level, so be prepared.

A EURASIAN-COLLARED DOVE was reported again last Saturday at Chelsea
Waterside Park in southern Manhattan around West 23rd Street and 11th
Avenue.  With other types of escaped or released Collared- and Turtle-Doves
floating about, should the origins of this bird also be questioned?

Recent migrant warblers have included a male GOLDEN-WINGED, female CERULEAN
and HOODED in Prospect Park today, with other species regionally including
BLUE-WINGED, TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA, BLACKBURNIAN,
CHESTNUT-SIDED, YELLOW-RUMPED and CANADA.

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Subject: Prospect Park Warblers Today
From: Rob Jett <citybirder AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:46:52 -0400
It was kind of a crazy afternoon for warblers in Prospect Park with the 
highlights being GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER and CERULEAN WARBLER. 


Will Pollard had been sending out tweets from the park since before 9am with 
various updates of warbler activity. I didn't run in until around 11:30 when he 
reported a Golden-winged Warbler. He had been following a mixed flock that was 
feeding along the lower edge of the wooded Quaker Ridge next to Center Drive. 
The birds were moving south towards the Quaker Cemetery. We managed to relocate 
the Golden-winged Warbler about 5 minutes after I arrived. Surprisingly, it was 
within a flock that contained Northern Waterthrush, 2 Blue-winged Warblers, a 
few Black-and-white Warblers, several American Redstarts, a Northern Parula 
(which sang a few times) and a Chestnut-sided Warbler. The golden-winged 
vanished shortly thereafter, but we continued scanning the saplings along the 
edge of the bridle path. A few minutes later a female Cerulean Warbler flew, 
let us watch for about 15 seconds, then continued towards the Quaker Cemetery. 
Sean Sime managed to refind it a couple of hours later in a tree near the 
cemetery entrance. 


At last count, the warbler list for Prospect Park today was 16 species:

Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
CERULEAN WARBLER
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Canada Warbler

Of those I personally only saw 10 species and that's not a complaint as I don't 
think I've ever seen that many before in Brooklyn in mid-August. Now back to 
the shorebirds 


Good birding,

Rob

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Subject: Prospect Park Cerulean Warbler, Kings County
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:30:19 -0400
This city park seemed to echo the heavy migration theme today. In a two
hour (unsuccessful) stakeout of a Golden-winged Warbler seen an hour
earlier I managed to see 10 species of warbler from essentially a single
spot at the gate of Quaker Cemetery.

Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
American Redstart
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler

Others reported an additional 4 or 5 species. Although the activity was
patchy, there were certainly birds around.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Subject: Re: Long Island: Lesser Black-backed Gulls staging along the Atlantic beach front
From: Peter Post <pwpost AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:00:21 -0400
I carefully checked the gull flocks at Nickerson Beach yesterday morning (from 
8:00 on) but could't find any Lesser-black Backs. But Ardith Bondi and I had 
two second summer birds at Jones Beach (parking field 6) in the early evening. 

 
Peter Post
NYC

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 15, 2014, at 2:39 PM, Angus Wilson  wrote:
> 
> In addition to the first southbound passerine migrants, observers birding 
along the south shore of Long Island over the next few days should been on the 
lookout for Lesser Black-backed Gulls. 

> 
> Several checklists have been entered into eBird with counts in the high teens 
and upwards. Derek Rogers tallied 29 on the outer beach at Smith Point CP last 
night and Mike Anderson logged 37 on the seaward side of Jones Beach (West End) 
SP that same day (14 Aug 2014). 

> 
> Almost certainly there are many more scattered across the 120 or so miles of 
ocean beach and perhaps at other staging sites such as the northshore. Has 
anyone looked at the Lido Beach/Nickerson Beach gull flocks in the past couple 
of days? 

> 
> Most of the birds seem to be subadults (1st summer, 2nd summer and upwards). 
It's probably a tad early for the first juveniles to appear and similarly the 
breeding adults may still be on or near the nesting grounds (Greenland?) but 
will start coming through soon. 

> 
> Submitting numbers to eBird is a terrific way to pool our individual 
observations and ultimately decode these mysterious arrivals. It is worth 
checking the birds for bands as we still do not really understand where these 
gulls are coming from and going to. Of course be careful to identify subadult 
gulls carefully. Many of the local 1st summer American Herring Gulls look 
similar to Lessers at the moment. 

> 
> Cheers, Angus Wilson
> New York City
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Subject: Long Island: Lesser Black-backed Gulls staging along the Atlantic beach front
From: Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:39:08 -0400
In addition to the first southbound passerine migrants, observers birding
along the south shore of Long Island over the next few days should been on
the lookout for Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Several checklists have been entered into eBird with counts in the high
teens and upwards. Derek Rogers tallied 29 on the outer beach at Smith
Point CP last night and Mike Anderson logged 37 on the seaward side of
Jones Beach (West End) SP that same day (14 Aug 2014).

Almost certainly there are many more scattered across the 120 or so miles
of ocean beach and perhaps at other staging sites such as the northshore.
Has anyone looked at the Lido Beach/Nickerson Beach gull flocks in the past
couple of days?

Most of the birds seem to be subadults (1st summer, 2nd summer and
upwards). It's probably a tad early for the first juveniles to appear and
similarly the breeding adults may still be on or near the nesting grounds
(Greenland?) but will start coming through soon.

Submitting numbers to eBird is a terrific way to pool our individual
observations and ultimately decode these mysterious arrivals. It is worth
checking the birds for bands as we still do not really understand where
these gulls are coming from and going to. Of course be careful to identify
subadult gulls carefully. Many of the local 1st summer American Herring
Gulls look similar to Lessers at the moment.

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Subject: Barrier Beach Migration and Morning Flight
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:57:38 +0000
The cold front that passed through on Wednesday produced some interesting 
migratory movements on Long Island's barrier beaches on Thursday and Friday 
mornings. Doug Gochfeld and I spent some time both mornings, from Fort Tilden, 
Queens and Fire Island, Suffolk, yielding some interesting comparisons. 


Typical migrants of the season that were conspicuous at both sites included 
Eastern Kingbird, various swallows, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Cedar Waxwing, 
Northern Waterthrush, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Black-and-white 
Warbler, Red-winged Blackbird, and Bobolink. 


Most notable in my opinion was the definite presence of several species 
normally scarce at this season on the barrier beach, which, collectively, often 
foretell broader irruptions of northern forest-breeding species: Downy 
Woodpecker (both sites), Myrtle Warbler (FT), and Purple Finch (RMSP). (I even 
think I saw a Brown Creeper flying along the inlet shore yesterday, but I 
didn't nail it well enough to be sure.) 


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http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19474923
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Shai Mitra
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Subject: Buff breasted sandpiper -no
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:17:43 -0400
Check that, Buff breasted is a no, a single pectoral is a yes. Sorry for the 
confusion. 


Patrick F. Palladino


> On Aug 14, 2014, at 3:22 PM, "Arie Gilbert"  
wrote: 

> 
> Hechsher stpk.
> 
> Being seen w Bob Anderson & Gary Straus
> 
> Here is my current  location:  
> 40.700282,-73.163261
> 
> 08/14/2014  AT  3:19 PM
> 
> Arie Gilbert 
> No. Babylon NY 
> 
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> Sent from "Loretta IV" in the field
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Subject: Buff breasted Sandpiper - Hecksher SP -yes
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:12:15 -0400
Currently being viewed in the same location. 

Patrick F. Palladino


> On Aug 14, 2014, at 3:22 PM, "Arie Gilbert"  
wrote: 

> 
> Hechsher stpk.
> 
> Being seen w Bob Anderson & Gary Straus
> 
> Here is my current  location:  
> 40.700282,-73.163261
> 
> 08/14/2014  AT  3:19 PM
> 
> Arie Gilbert 
> No. Babylon NY 
> 
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Subject: Buff breasted and pectoral spprs
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:21:38 -0400
Hechsher stpk.

Being seen w Bob Anderson & Gary Straus

Here is my current  location:  
40.700282,-73.163261

08/14/2014  AT  3:19 PM

Arie Gilbert 
No. Babylon NY 


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Subject: Tour of Ridgewood Reservoir
From: Rob Jett <citybirder AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:11:05 -0400
For anyone interesting in checking out the endangered Ridgewood Reservoir, I'll 
be leading a free trip there this coming Sunday for the Newtown Historical 
Society. You can find information about it here - http://tinyurl.com/o4mpguh 


Good birding,

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Subject: August 11-12 Pelagic Trip Full Report (FEA'S PETREL etc.) including photos & checklists
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:22:06 -0400
The long awaited See Life Paualgics overnight pelagic trip on from that
left the dock Monday (August 11) and came back Tuesday evening was able to
dodge some really nasty weather and get off shore under reasonably good
seabirding conditions.

As previously posted to the list, there were some excellent highlights,
which will be listed below, along with eBird lists and photos.

The sky on the ride out in the dark was fairly clear, with a full or near
full moon that lit up the ocean really nicely. We ran ~20 knots into a
light but strengthening SE wind, and were over the middle of the mouth of
the Hudson Canyon around 3:30 AM or so. We had Storm-Petrels, including a
few that were identifiable as *Oceanodroma*s, coming into the boat and the
growing oil slick well before first light.

The highlight of the birding for the first couple of hours of light (which
began well before sunrise, probably sometime around 5:25-5:30 AM or so) was
undoubtedly the assault by BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETRELS upon the chum slick
which we were able to witness. As soon as it was light enough to see, it
was apparent that a fairly high percentage (>10% at one point, I'd say) of
the Storm-Petrels coming from downwind towards the slick were Band-rumpeds,
and we got repeated chances for excellent views in comparison with
Wilson's, a few Leach's, and even other Band-rumpeds (There was one group
of 4 Band-rumpeds that arrived together, as well as a few others which
arrived in pairs or threes).

The rate of new Band-rumpeds tailed off sharply after an hour or so, though
Leach's started to pick up a bit. We were able to be completely devoted to
sorting through and enjoying Storm-Petrels, as a single Audubon's
Shearwater buzzing by in the distance was the only non-Storm-Petrel bird to
be seen for the first 2.5 hours of birding. Then, at 7:52 AM a bird
appeared on the horizon which ended up being the aforementioned FEA'S
PETREL. This bird did approach the boat once, giving most people on board
very nice binocular views, but by 7:54 AM it was gone, having disappeared
back down our chum slick. The bird definitely seemed to be following the
slick, but it couldn't be enticed to stick around for very long,
unfortunately, and repositioning the boat in hopes of its return was
fruitless. The time spent around the chum slick netted us an amazing (or is
it? the coverage out here is so sparse that it's hard to know how far away
from normal this is) 52 (!!) Band-rumped Storm-Petrels before we even
started heading north along the canyon.

At about 8:45 we turned back and started chugging slowly (~8 knots) back to
the northwest. At 10:19 AM, right around the middle of the Hudson Canyon,
we encountered one of the main targets of the trip, a WHITE-FACED
STORM-PETREL. This bird stayed in view for a minute or two, but was fairly
close and put on a ridiculous display of its bizarre feeding habits for a
short time.

As we steamed back in with a fairly comfortable following sea and the wind
at our back, we picked up a few more Leach's and Band-rumped Storm-Petrels,
and were able to get some more (and MUCH better) looks at Audubon's
Shearwaters (all of the ones that were close appeared to be very freshly
plumaged juveniles), as well as some scattered Cory's (all that were
definitively identified to subspecies were the more expected *borealis*)
and Great Shearwaters.

A bit of a surprise was that when we were more than 10 miles out of the
canyon on the way home, we passed a second year (hatched in 2013) BRIDLED
TERN, which seemed to be a little nearer to shore than one would expect.

Details of a few things, like water temperature in a couple of places,
precise coordinates, and more detailed descriptions and photos are included
in the eBird checklists below, and there are links to two photo galleries
from the trip.

*Numbers (for pelagic waters only, with one exception) were as follows*:
FEA'S PETREL- 1
Cory's Shearwater- 6
Great Shearwater- 5
Audubon's Shearwater- 6
shearwater sp.- 4
Wilson's Storm-Petrel- ~1000-1100
WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL- 1
Leach's Storm-Petrel- 43
BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL- 56
*Oceanodroma* sp. (large Storm-Petrel sp.)- 14
*Calidris sp. *(small shorebird sp.)- 2
Herring Gull- 3 (plus high numbers in the Jones Inlet vicinity on the way
in)
Great Black-backed Gull- 10 (plus high numbers in the Jones Inlet vicinity
on the way in)
BRIDLED TERN- 1
Black Tern- 1 (Jones Inlet as we returned to port, in a large Common Tern
flock off the starboard side)
Common Tern- 1 (migrating very far off shore, also many around Jones Inlet
at the end of the trip)

*Some non-avian highlights were*:
Loggerhead Sea Turtle (photos on one of the last checklists below)
breaching Minke Whales (photos on a checklist below)
probable Fin Whale
Common Dolphin
Offshore Bottlenose Dolphin
2 Hammerhead Sharks right under the boat
Only a few scattered Flying Fish, none of which could be identified
A gorgeous Mahi Mahi on board

Most eBird checklists have been completed and shared (with over 40 people,
nice!), so if you were on the trip and haven't had it shared with you yet,
feel free to ask for them.

CHECKLISTS:
Hudson Canyon Mouth chum slick:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19459656

Shelf waters adjacent to Hudson Canyon:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19459696

Mid-canyon (including WFSP):
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19459764

Rest of the trip in order (Bridled Tern is on the second one down):
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19459820
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19459920
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19459960
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19460033


PHOTOS:
Doug Gochfeld:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/29840397 AT N08/

Sean Sime:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/103866258 AT N08/sets/72157646030932759/

Thanks, as always, to Paul and Anita Guris for tirelessly working through,
over, and around the variety of obstacles and difficulties involved in
putting these trips together! This one sure was a dandy.

Hope to see you on the next one!
Good Birding,
-Doug Gochfeld. Brooklyn, NY.

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Subject: Boreal Birds/St. Lawrence Valley Birds/& a Snowy Owl report!
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:01:23 -0400
Ken McDermott sent a message that a friend of his had observed a Snowy Owl
on an island in the St. Lawrence River (on the NY side of the river north of
Chippewa Bay - St. Lawrence Co.) during a fishing trip.  His friend
photographed the bird and Ken sent the photo also.  Quite an interesting
August record for NY!  Of course this follows a remarkable irruptive winter
for this species in our area.

 

Ten people took part in the field trip to the Roosevelt Truck Trail (Minerva
in Essex Co.) on August 11, 2014 cosponsored by the Long Lake Parks and
Recreation Department and Northern NY Audubon.  Long Lake's "Little Bus"
dropped us at the trailhead on the Blue Ridge Road and picked us up at the
Route 28/N trailhead - so we had a thru-hike of 2.5 miles.  The wildflowers
and mushrooms were lovely along this trail through boreal habitat.  We found
the following species:

 

Broad-winged Hawk

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - calling and rattling

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - at least 2 calling along the trail

Blue Jay

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - at least 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet - abundant, and we observed adults feeding young!

Hermit Thrush

Cedar Waxwing

Nashville Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

 

At 7 p.m. that evening, my older son and I observed a Mink cross the road
just before our driveway - heading toward our house!  (See 8/8/14 report
below)

 

I took a late day excursion to the Spring Pond Bog area (Franklin Co.) on
8/10/14, hiking in a remote section.  I found 6 woodpecker species during
the hike!  Here are the species found:

 

Broad-winged Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Black-billed Cuckoo - a nice surprise!  I find this species as intriguing as
crossbill species!

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - female

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Philadelphia Vireo - 2

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - at least 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Black-and-white Warbler

Common Yellowthroat - feeding young

Magnolia Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

American Goldfinch

 

On August 8, 2014, around 7 p.m., my husband and I observed a Mink in our
backyard!  I followed it to the front lawn where it appeared to be following
mouse tunnels in the grass.  It was completely focused on hunting and seemed
unafraid of my presence.  Its face was adorable when it poked up through the
grass - often just a few inches from my bare feet!  I was thrilled to see it
catch a mouse and disappear into our wood pile (that I have yet to stack)!
We've had other weasel species in our yard, but a Mink was unexpected since
I mostly find them by water (they are aquatic).  They do venture away from
water at times, and will catch small mammals or birds.  It was interesting
to see it heading toward our house again on August 11th.  My husband said
he'd like to invite it inside!

 

On a half-day tour with an extended family group of 14 (from Maryland,
Michigan, and Massachusetts) on August 6, 2014, we visited Upper and Lower
Lake WMA including Indian Creek Nature Center in Canton (St. Lawrence Co.).
We found the following 55 species:

 

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

American Black Duck

Mallard

Ring-necked Pheasant - female along County Route 14

Common Loon - 3

Pied-billed Grebe - many!

Double-crested Cormorant

American Bittern - in the marsh at Indian Creek Nature Center

Great Blue Heron

Green Heron - perched in a tree after we flushed it from the edge of a pond
at Indian Creek Nature Center

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle - adult perched

Broad-winged Hawk - nice views!

Greater Yellowlegs

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Black Tern

Common Tern

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker - 2 heard

American Kestrel

Eastern Wood-Pewee - nice views!

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Kingbird - family group!

Yellow-throated Vireo - nice views!

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Barn Swallow

Marsh Wren

Veery

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow Warbler - nice views!

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Eastern Towhee

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch

 

I posted photos of the female Black-backed Woodpecker, a juvenile Common
Raven, and Bottle Gentian (all at Spring Pond Bog) to my Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian .

 

Joan Collins

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell       

(518) 624-5528 home

http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/   

http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian 

 


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Subject: NNYBirds: Boreal Birds/St. Lawrence Valley Birds/& a Snowy Owl report!
From: "'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:01:23 -0400
Ken McDermott sent a message that a friend of his had observed a Snowy Owl
on an island in the St. Lawrence River (on the NY side of the river north of
Chippewa Bay - St. Lawrence Co.) during a fishing trip.  His friend
photographed the bird and Ken sent the photo also.  Quite an interesting
August record for NY!  Of course this follows a remarkable irruptive winter
for this species in our area.

 

Ten people took part in the field trip to the Roosevelt Truck Trail (Minerva
in Essex Co.) on August 11, 2014 cosponsored by the Long Lake Parks and
Recreation Department and Northern NY Audubon.  Long Lake's "Little Bus"
dropped us at the trailhead on the Blue Ridge Road and picked us up at the
Route 28/N trailhead - so we had a thru-hike of 2.5 miles.  The wildflowers
and mushrooms were lovely along this trail through boreal habitat.  We found
the following species:

 

Broad-winged Hawk

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - calling and rattling

Blue-headed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Gray Jay - at least 2 calling along the trail

Blue Jay

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - at least 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet - abundant, and we observed adults feeding young!

Hermit Thrush

Cedar Waxwing

Nashville Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

 

At 7 p.m. that evening, my older son and I observed a Mink cross the road
just before our driveway - heading toward our house!  (See 8/8/14 report
below)

 

I took a late day excursion to the Spring Pond Bog area (Franklin Co.) on
8/10/14, hiking in a remote section.  I found 6 woodpecker species during
the hike!  Here are the species found:

 

Broad-winged Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Black-billed Cuckoo - a nice surprise!  I find this species as intriguing as
crossbill species!

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker - female

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Philadelphia Vireo - 2

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee - at least 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Black-and-white Warbler

Common Yellowthroat - feeding young

Magnolia Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

American Goldfinch

 

On August 8, 2014, around 7 p.m., my husband and I observed a Mink in our
backyard!  I followed it to the front lawn where it appeared to be following
mouse tunnels in the grass.  It was completely focused on hunting and seemed
unafraid of my presence.  Its face was adorable when it poked up through the
grass - often just a few inches from my bare feet!  I was thrilled to see it
catch a mouse and disappear into our wood pile (that I have yet to stack)!
We've had other weasel species in our yard, but a Mink was unexpected since
I mostly find them by water (they are aquatic).  They do venture away from
water at times, and will catch small mammals or birds.  It was interesting
to see it heading toward our house again on August 11th.  My husband said
he'd like to invite it inside!

 

On a half-day tour with an extended family group of 14 (from Maryland,
Michigan, and Massachusetts) on August 6, 2014, we visited Upper and Lower
Lake WMA including Indian Creek Nature Center in Canton (St. Lawrence Co.).
We found the following 55 species:

 

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

American Black Duck

Mallard

Ring-necked Pheasant - female along County Route 14

Common Loon - 3

Pied-billed Grebe - many!

Double-crested Cormorant

American Bittern - in the marsh at Indian Creek Nature Center

Great Blue Heron

Green Heron - perched in a tree after we flushed it from the edge of a pond
at Indian Creek Nature Center

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle - adult perched

Broad-winged Hawk - nice views!

Greater Yellowlegs

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Black Tern

Common Tern

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker - 2 heard

American Kestrel

Eastern Wood-Pewee - nice views!

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Kingbird - family group!

Yellow-throated Vireo - nice views!

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Barn Swallow

Marsh Wren

Veery

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow Warbler - nice views!

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Eastern Towhee

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch

 

I posted photos of the female Black-backed Woodpecker, a juvenile Common
Raven, and Bottle Gentian (all at Spring Pond Bog) to my Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian .

 

Joan Collins

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell       

(518) 624-5528 home

http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/   

http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian