Saturday, April 01, 2017

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, March 31, 2017:

- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 31, 2017
* NYNY1703.31

- Birds mentioned
MEW GULL+
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

ROSS'S GOOSE
EURASIAN WIGEON
Red-necked Grebe
EARED GREBE
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
American Oystercatcher
Piping Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Wilson's Snipe
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Brown Thrasher
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
RED 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 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 Friday, March 31st 2017 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are MEW GULL, TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, EARED GREBE, ROSS'S GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, RED CROSSBILL and Spring migrants.

On Staten Island on Wednesday an adult MEW GULL was first spotted at Miller Field in New Dorp before later relocating to nearby Midland Beach joining the Ring-billed Gull flocks there. Apparently the new world form brachyrhynchus the MEW GULL was not relocated Thursday or today.

The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was still on location Monday near blue house #1625 North Sea Drive in Southold but we have no subsequent reports.

An immature BLACK-HEADED GULL was spotted in Moriches Sunday where Route 80 crosses over the Forge River.

The EARED GREBE was reported as recently as yesterday off Oak Beach in Fire Island Inlet.

A ROSS'S GOOSE appeared Thursday at Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream where a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER also continues.

A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was still present Thursday at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center in Brooklyn.

The 2 lingering immature NORTHERN GOSHAWKS were reported as recently as Wednesday at Massapequa Preserve and Tuesday in Prospect Park where it was seen near Breeze Hill.

A pair of RED CROSSBILLS were still present last weekend at the Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Deer Park but we have no more recent data.

ICELAND GULL was still present in Brooklyn last Saturday. Today 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and a nice count of 19 WILSON'S SNIPES were present at Floyd Bennett Field with other LESSER BLACK-BACKEDS during the week seen Saturday at Cammann's Pond in Merrick, at Sunken Meadow State Park and in Lattingtown.

A few RED-NECKED GREBES around included 2 at Coney Island Beach last Saturday and one lingering on Central Park reservoir. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues in Central Park just west of East 68th Street with another still in Kissena Park Wednesday. And unusual was a PILEATED WOODPECKER at Inwood Hill Park last Saturday.

A reasonable and not unexpected influx of migrants this week has featured GREAT and SNOWY EGRETS, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, PIPING PLOVER, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED and BARN SWALLOWS, BROWN THRASHER, PINE and PALM WARBLERS and CHIPPING, SEASIDE and SWAMP SPARROWS.

To phone in reports during the day except Sunday 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.

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