Western Tanager is the first verified sighting of the species in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. With a breeding range west of the Mississippi, Cornell's eBird website lists only 10 records of this species in New York State since 1955. Like many species of tanager, the western spends much of its time foraging near the tops of trees in deciduous forests. I was fortunate to see a beautiful male of this species on Long Island back in 2007. You can read a brief note about it and see a photo at the end of this posting here.