Monday, August 23, 2010

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, August 20, 2010:

- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 20, 2010
* NYNY1008.20

- Birds mentioned

AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Cory's Shearwater
Greater Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Northern Gannet
BROWN PELICAN
Semipalmated Plover
AMERICAN AVOCET
WHIMBREL
MARBLED GODWIT
Sanderling
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
GLAUCOUS GULL
Black Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Common Nighthawk
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Common Raven
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Wood Thrush
Mourning Warbler
LARK SPARROW
Bobolink

- Transcript

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 nysarc3 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

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

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

[Completed tape rerecorded on Sunday morning.]

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 20th 2010 at 11:45pm. The highlights of today's tape AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, BROWN PELICAN, AMERICAN AVOCET, WHIMBREL, MARBLED GODWIT, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, GLAUCOUS GULL and LARK SPARROW.

The previously reported AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was still present today at the East Pond at Jamaica Bay and a BROWN PELICAN was seen last Sunday at Cupsogue County Park.

An AMERICAN AVOCET appeared on Wednesday and Thursday at the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area at the west side of the south pond along with two ROYAL TERNS on Thursday.

A WHIMBREL was at the East Pond at Jamaica Bay on Wednesday along with a WILSON'S PHALAROPE and 12 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS. Also present today was a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE also at the East Pond.

Six MARBLED GODWITS were seen at Cupsogue County Park from Sunday through Tuesday an another MARBLED GODWIT was at the East Pond at Jamaica Bay on Monday.

The previously reported GLAUCOUS GULL was still present last Friday and Saturday at the ferry dock at Orient Point and 2 LARK SPARROWS were found on Friday, 1 at Floyd Bennett Field near the tree nursery on Archery Road and the other at Fort Tilden just west of the hawkwatch area.

The East Pond at Jamaica Bay continues to be the most productive shorebird area in our region with over 5,000 shorebirds present each day through the week with 15 to 20 species to be found including 40 STILT SANDPIPERS, 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 5 WESTERN SANDPIPERS as seen today.

Nine species of warblers plus 4 species of vireo (RED-EYED VIREO, WARBLING VIREO, WHITE-EYED VIREO and BLUE-HEADED VIREO) were seen Thursday at Central Park highlighted by a MOURNING WARBLER at the wildflower area. Also seen were a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, 4 VEERYS and a WOOD THRUSH. COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were reported over the city last week with 15 at Central Park on Tuesday and 4 at Riverside Park on Thursday.

A COMMON RAVEN was seen at the tower at the Nassau County Art Museum in Roslyn on Wednesday.

A seawatch at Cupsogue County Park on Sunday afternoon produced 87 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 2 GREATER SHEARWATERS, 1 MANX SHEARWATER, 8 NORTHERN GANNETS and a BLACK TERN.

Twenty BOBOLINKS were seen today at the south end of Broad Channel Island and at Breezy Point 4,000 SANDERLINGS, 2,000 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS and 400 BLACK SKIMMERS were seen today resting on the shoreline.

Please call in reports to Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126, messages may be left with Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483.

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

- End transcript

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