Sunday, July 24, 2016

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, July 22, 2016:

- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jul. 23, 2016
* NYNY1607.23

- Birds mentioned
KING EIDER
American Bittern
Cattle Egret
Bald Eagle
Willet (subspecies "Western Willet")
Whimbrel
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Louisiana Waterthrush

- 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

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, July 23rd 2016 at 2am. The highlights of today's tape are KING EIDER and shorebird migration.

The previously reported subadult male KING EIDER was relocated on Monday at Caumsett State Park at the Long Island Sound at the end of the fishing road.

Shorebird migration at the East Pond Jamaica Bay was good last Saturday with 1,000 birds reported highlighted by 600 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER and 1 STILT SANDPIPER. The bird numbers at the East Pond declined during the week but 9 STILT SANDPIPERS and one PECTORAL SANDPIPER were found on Thursday. The shorebirding at Cupsogue County Park was slow in numbers during the week with 3 WHIMBREL, 1 "Western" WILLET, 2 WESTERN SANDPIPERS and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER reported last weekend. Last Sunday 14 species of shorebirds were found at the water pools at Jones Beach West End including 15 "Western" WILLETS, 4 RED KNOTS, 2 STILT SANDPIPERS and 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER. A WHIMBREL was found at Cedar Beach [...] on Wednesday. Other reports for the period were an adult BALD EAGLE along the Carmen River last Saturday, 7 CATTLE EGRETS flying over the Hudson River at 125th Street Manhattan on Tuesday, 2 AMERICAN BITTERN were found last Monday on a marsh island off the mouth of Freeport Harbor, a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was found Thursday at Sunken Meadow State Park.

To phone in reports on Long Island, call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or weekdays call 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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