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Saturday, July 24, 2010

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, July 23, 2010:

* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jul. 24, 2010
* NYNY1007.24

- Birds mentioned

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Piping Plover
Semipalmated Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Gull-billed Tern
Black Tern

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to nysarc3 AT

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

Jeanne Skelly - Secretary
NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
420 Chili-Scottsville Rd.
Churchville, NY 14428

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

To report sightings call:
Tom Burke (212) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day)
Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island)

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace


Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, July 24th 2010 at 11am. The highlights of today's tape are AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, WHIMBREL, HUDSONIAN GODWIT and WILSON'S PHALAROPE.

Yesterday over 3 thousand shorebirds of about 16 species were counted at the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge including 1 HUDSONIAN GODWIT, a WILSON'S PHALAROPE, 9 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, about 1,700 each of SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER. The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was still present yesterday at the East Pond.

Six WHIMBRELS were reported last week, 3 at Nassau Point Park at Southold on Friday, 1 at the mussel flats near the Ponquogue Bridge at Shinnecock on Tuesday and 2 birds at Cupsogue County Park on Tuesday. Also at Nassau Point yesterday was a flagged PIPING PLOVER reportedly tagged in the Bahamas.

Other interesting reports last week included a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON along Dune Road at Quogue on Tuesday, a GULL-BILLED TERN at the Coast Guard Station at Jones Beach on Thursday, another GULL-BILLED TERN at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday along with BLACK TERN.

Two WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were at the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday.

Tom Burke will be away next week. Please call in reports to Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126.

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

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