Saturday, July 16, 2016

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, July 15, 2016:

- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jul. 16, 2016
* NYNY1607.16

- Birds mentioned
ARCTIC TERN+
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

KING EIDER
Cory's Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet
AMERICAN AVOCET
Lesser Yellowlegs
Whimbrel
Stilt Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Roseate Tern
Royal Tern
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark

- 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 nysarc44(at)nybirds{dot}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)
125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

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, July 16th 2016 at 1:30am. The highlights of today's tape are WHITE-FACED IBIS, KING EIDER, AMERICAN AVOCET, ARCTIC TERN.

A WHITE-FACED IBIS was found on Friday at the south end of the East Pond at Jamaica Bay. An immature male KING EIDER has been present for over a week and was last reported on Thursday at Caumsett State Park off the beach at the fisherman's parking lot.

Five AMERICAN AVOCETS were found on Friday at Red Creek Pond, Hampton Bays at the end of Creek Road.

Two ARCTIC TERNS were found at Cupsogue last Sunday along with 6 ROSEATE TERNS, 1 ROYAL TERN and a WESTERN SANDPIPER.

Seabird watching was sporadic last week with small numbers of CORY'S SHEARWATERS, WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS and a single SOOTY SHEARWATER and 7 NORTHERN GANNETS reported on Sunday.

The shorebirding at the Cupsogue flats was also slow last week with about 10-12 species highlighted by 140 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS on Sunday.

Also shorebirding was poor at Jamaica Bay with 10 species highlighted by 30 LESSER YELLOWLEGS and one STILT SANDPIPER on Friday.

A WHIMBREL was seen at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Four species of warblers highlighted by WORM-EATING WARBLER were noted in Central Park at the reservoir last Sunday.

At the Calverton Grasslands four GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, 6 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS, CHIPPING SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER and a YELLOW WARBLER were seen last Saturday.

Tom Burke will be away next week. Please call your 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.

- End transcript

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