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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Migration Heats Up

A shift in the winds brought us a big increase in bird diversity and abundance over the past weekend, just in time for my back to back dawn tours at Green-Wood Cemetery. Our combined Saturday and Sunday lists totalled 86 species, 22 of which were warblers. The previous weekend we tallied 73 species. Here's a selection of photos from Jim Demers and Evan Rabeck, a couple of tour regulars:



































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Date: May 5, 2018 and May 6, 2018
Location: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
Species: 86
Checklists: 2

Canada Goose
Wood Duck (3.)
Mallard (3.)
Common Loon (6.)
Double-crested Cormorant (6.)
Great Egret (1.)
Green Heron (2.)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (1.)
Red-tailed Hawk (4.)
Spotted Sandpiper (2.)
Laughing Gull (17.)
Herring Gull (5.)
Forster's Tern (1.)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1.)
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel (2.)
Monk Parakeet
Great Crested Flycatcher (2.)
Eastern Kingbird (3.)
White-eyed Vireo (1.)
Yellow-throated Vireo (1.)
Blue-headed Vireo (4.)
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo (2.)
Blue Jay (6.)
American Crow (1.)
Common Raven (2.)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2.)
Tree Swallow (2.)
Barn Swallow (5.)
House Wren (3.)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (3.)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2.)
Veery (6.)
Swainson's Thrush (4.)
Hermit Thrush (2.)
Wood Thrush (3.)
American Robin
Gray Catbird (8.)
Brown Thrasher (2.)
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (8.)

Ovenbird (6.)
Northern Waterthrush (1.)
Blue-winged Warbler (2.)
Black-and-white Warbler (11.)
Tennessee Warbler (1.)
Nashville Warbler (5.)
Common Yellowthroat (8.)
Hooded Warbler (2.)
American Redstart (7.)
Cape May Warbler (3.)
Northern Parula (17.)
Magnolia Warbler (4.)
Bay-breasted Warbler (1.)
Blackburnian Warbler (2.)
Yellow Warbler (2.)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (2.)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (7.)
Palm Warbler (1.)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (21.)
Prairie Warbler (2.)
Black-throated Green Warbler (4.)
Canada Warbler (1.)

Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow (1.)
Swamp Sparrow (2.)
Eastern Towhee (3.)
Scarlet Tanager (2.)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (12.)
Indigo Bunting (4.)
Baltimore Oriole (8.)
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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