Saturday, January 19, 2013

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, January 18, 2013:

- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jan. 18, 2013
* NYNY1301.18

- Birds mentioned

BARNACLE GOOSE+
WESTERN GREBE+
THICK-BILLED MURRE+
ATLANTIC PUFFIN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

CACKLING GOOSE
EURASIAN WIGEON
GREEN-WINGED TEAL (Eurasian form "Common Teal")
TUFTED DUCK
KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
Red-necked Grebe
NORTHERN FULMAR
American Bittern
Bald Eagle
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
Willet (subspecies "Western Willet")
Wilson's Snipe
Iceland Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake
DOVEKIE
RAZORBILL
SNOWY OWL
Common Raven
Eastern Bluebird
Rusty Blackbird
Red Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill

- 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@nybirds.org.

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)
486 High Street
Victor, NY 14564

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

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, January 19th 2013 at 1AM. The highlights of today's tape are BARNACLE GOOSE, CACKLING GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, Eurasian form of GREEN-WINGED TEAL, TUFTED DUCK, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, WESTERN GREBE, NORTHERN FULMAR, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, DOVEKIE, THICK-BILLED MURRE, RAZORBILL, ATLANTIC PUFFIN and SNOWY OWL.

The previously reported BARNACLE GOOSE was seen through Tuesday at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale. A CACKLING GOOSE was found at Eastport Pond at Eastport Long Island on Sunday and another bird lingered through the week at the Parade Ground at Van Cortlandt Park where 14 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS and 2 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS were also present through Tuesday. Two Eurasian form of GREEN-WINGED TEAL were found Sunday at Smith Pond in Rockville Centre. The TUFTED DUCK continues to be seen at Saint John's Pond at Cold Spring Harbor where a EURASIAN WIGEON was found in the harbor on Tuesday. Three HARLEQUIN DUCKS and a female KING EIDER were noted Monday at the jetty area at Point Lookout. A BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was still present through Monday at the West Pond Jamaica Bay and another bird was at Montauk Lake also on Sunday. On Sunday a WESTERN GREBE was discovered west of the Ponquogue Bridge at Shinnecock and was again found on Tuesday. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was found today at the Massapequa Preserve.

On Sunday 42 ATLANTIC PUFFINS, 437 DOVEKIE, 5 NORTHERN FULMAR and 5 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES were found on a pelagic trip off the South Fork of Long Island on reaching the Shinnecock area 2 RAZORBILLS and 2 RED-NECKED GREBES were also seen close to shore.

A THICK-BILLED MURRE was present through the week at Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn. A RAZORBILL was reported Wednesday from Playland in Rye. On Thursday a SNOWY OWL was seen at the West Pond area at Jamaica Bay.

Other interesting birds reported last week were: 2 AMERICAN BITTERNS throughout the week west of Quogue on Dune Road, 2 BALD EAGLES reported, 1 subadult at Cold Spring Harbor on Tuesday and another subadult from Plumb Beach in Brooklyn on Friday where an unusual Western WILLET was noted. A WILSON'S SNIPE was seen south of the highway at Eastport Pond on Sunday. An ICELAND GULL was reported Monday at Point Lookout. Two COMMON RAVENS continue to inhabit the water tank area in Hampton Bays.

Crossbill sightings for the week are as follows: 20 REDS on Dune Road in Jessup Lane on Tuesday, 2 WHITE-WINGEDS and 20 REDS at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx on Sunday, 47 WHITE-WINGEDS and 3 REDS at Cupsogue also on Sunday and 20 REDS at Cupsogue on Friday.

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 and have a wonderful holiday.

- End transcript

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