Sunday, August 08, 2010

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Saturday, August 7, 2010:

- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* August 7, 2010
* NYNY1008.07

- Birds Mentioned:

BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK+
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN+
MISSISSIPPI KITE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Brown Pelican
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
AMERICAN AVOCET
"Western" Willet
WHIMBREL
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
MARBLED GODWIT
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
Glaucous Gull
Black Tern
Royal Tern
Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush


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

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to nysarc1 AT nybirds.org .

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

~ Transcript ~

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

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

Compilers: Tony Lauro, Tom Burke
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
Transcriber: Karen Fung

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm. The highlights of this week's tape are BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, BROWN PELICAN, MISSISSIPPI KITE, AMERICAN AVOCET, WHIMBREL, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, MARBLED GODWITS, WILSON'S PHALAROPES, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, shorebird migration, and GLAUCOUS GULL.

A BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK was found last Saturday and lingered through Tuesday at the West Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge near Bench 7.

The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was still present through yesterday at the East Pond Jamaica Bay, and a BROWN PELICAN was found at the Rockaway Inlet on Tuesday.

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen flying over the North Marsh at Jamaica Bay on Monday.

An AMERICAN AVOCET, a HUDSONIAN GODWIT, and three MARBLED GODWITS were seen yesterday at the East Pond Jamaica Bay. Another three MARBLED GODWITS were seen Thursday and Friday at Cupsogue County Park in West Hampton Dunes.

A WHIMBREL was seen flying over the mussel flats at the Ponquogue Bridge at Shinnecock on Wednesday.

Three WILSON'S PHALAROPES were found yesterday at the East Pond of Jamaica Bay, and a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE along with one SOOTY SHEARWATER, two GREAT SHEARWATERS, one CORY'S SHEARWATER, 20-30 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, and two BLACK TERNS were noted on a whale watching trip out of Montauk last Sunday.

Shorebird migration continued at a good pace through the week, with about 20 species totaling about 6000 birds at the East Pond of Jamaica Bay, including those mentioned previously along with "Western" WILLET, WESTERN SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, 4000 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS and 1000 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS. The shorebirds at Cupsogue County Park and Pike's Beach at West Hampton Dunes, totaled about 1500 birds of about 15 species, including WESTERN SANDPIPER and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER.

An immature GLAUCOUS GULL was found last Wednesday at the ferry slip at Orient Point. Other interesting bird sightings last week included ten species of waders at Jamaica Bay through the week. These include LEAST BITTERN, GREAT BLUE HERON, GREAT EGRET, SNOWY EGRET, LITTLE BLUE HERON, TRICOLORED HERON, GREEN HERON, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, and GLOSSY IBIS.

Small numbers of CORY'S SHEARWATERS and WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS have been seen through the week at South Shore vantage points.
36 ROYAL TERNS at Pike's Beach were reported on Tuesday and 42 on Wednesday, along with small numbers of BLACK TERNS at Jamaica Bay and Cupsogue County Park.

Last Sunday six species of warblers were seen in Central Park, including BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH.

Please call in reports to Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126. Messages may be left with Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483. Thank you for calling.

[~END TAPE~]

~ End Transcript ~

5 comments:

andreas hagerman said...

on august 7th I saw a red-necked phalarope swimming in the southwestern corner of the big lake in Central Park. I don't know it this is unusual?

Rob Jett said...

It is extremely unusual to find a Red-necked Phalarope in Central Park's lake. I'm sure the CP regular birders would have been excited to see it.

andreas hagerman said...

thanks I have some documentation photos if anyone is interested

Rob Jett said...

That would be great. Can you post them online?

andreas hagerman said...

OK I uploaded the photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreashagerman/4894864796/ and here http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreashagerman/4894864822/

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