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Saturday, July 14, 2012

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, July 13, 2012:

* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* July 13, 2012
* NYNY1207.13

- Birds Mentioned:

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

American Bittern
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
'Western' Willet
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Gull-billed Tern
Black Tern
Royal Tern

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 nysarc1 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

~ Transcript ~

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

Tom Burke is away this week and next. To report sightings call:
Tony Lauro (631) 734-4126

Compiler: Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
Transcriber: Karen Fung


Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 13, 2012 at 9:30pm. The highlights of today's tape are RUFF, and general shorebird migration.

The RUFF at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge was still present today at the East Pond.

Good numbers of shorebirds were reported today at Jamaica Bay, with 3000 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, along with 23 STILT SANDPIPERS, 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, and 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER.

Today at Cupsogue County Park, 13 species of shorebirds were encountered, with over 300 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS. Also seen here were 4 BLACK TERNS, 3 ROYAL TERNS, and 4 'WESTERN' WILLETS.

A WHIMBREL was reported today at the mussel beds near the Ponquogue Bridge at Shinnecock Bay. Another WHIMBREL was seen along Dune Road in Hampton Bays last Saturday. Also seen were a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and an AMERICAN BITTERN.

Two GULL-BILLED TERNS were at Jamaica Bay East Pond on Monday, and three BLACK TERNS were reported at Napeague Harbor near Montauk last Sunday.

Tom Burke is away this week and next. 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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