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Saturday, September 14, 2019

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, September 13, 2019:

- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Sep. 13, 2019
* NYNY1909.13

- Birds mentioned
SANDWICH TERN+
ARCTIC TERN+
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Sora
RED PHALAROPE
AMERICAN AVOCET
Long-billed Dowitcher
Stilt Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
MARBLED GODWIT
UPLAND SANDPIPER
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Whimbrel
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
Red-headed Woodpecker
Common Nighthawk
Olive-sided Flycatcher
LARK SPARROW
DICKCISSEL
Philadelphia Vireo
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
Tennessee Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Hooded Warbler
Wilson's Warbler

- 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

Compiler: Tom Burke
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, September 13th 2019 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are ARCTIC TERN, SANDWICH TERN, RED PHALAROPE, AMERICAN AVOCET, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, UPLAND SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, MARBLED GODWIT, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, DICKCISSEL, LARK SPARROW and more.

First. See Life Paulagics has scheduled a deep sea pelagic trip aboard the Brooklyn VI leaving Brooklyn at 8am on Saturday, September 21st and returning 6:30 Sunday evening. There are still spaces available with at least 10 needing to be filled for the trip to go with great possibilities this is an excellent opportunity to get offshore. If interested please call See Life Paulagics (215) 234-6805 < http://www.paulagics.com/ >.

Hurricane Dorian, fortunately a non-event here, may have been responsible for the juvenile ARCTIC TERN identified during a seawatch from Robert Moses State Park field 2 last Saturday morning. Three SANDWICH TERNS appearing today on the beach at Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton, while perhaps hurricane related, are as likely a product of post breeding dispersal.

An AMERICAN AVOCET still present at Mecox Bay to Monday was likely the one moving over to Sagg Pond Tuesday and continuing there through today. Sagg Pond is accessed from Sagg Main Street off Route 27. Single BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS appeared this week at Nickerson Beach Saturday and Tuesday, at Mecox Saturday and Sunday, at Sagg Pond Sunday and at Heckscher State Park Sunday and Monday but we have no reports yet from the Riverhead sod fields. Also at Nickerson were a MARBLED GODWIT Saturday and a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER Sunday through Wednesday with another BAIRD'S on the East Pond's Raunt at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Saturday. An immature RED PHALAROPE was photographed Wednesday on Wolfe's Pond Park on Staten Island. An UPLAND SANDPIPER was heard passing over Manhattan's east side early this morning and a WHIMBREL visited Robert Moses State Park last Saturday. Five LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS continue at Santapogue Creek in West Babylon with another seen at the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area Tuesday and Friday those same days also finding an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER there with a SORA spotted there Tuesday as well.

Other shorebirds this week included a few WESTERN, STILT and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and there were also a few CASPIAN TERNS and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS noted coastally.

Evening flights of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS continue and RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were noted along the Paumanok Trail off Schultz Road in Manorville and at the Arshamomaque Preserve in Greenport.

Among the YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS were birds in Central Park Saturday and today, at Fort Tryon last Saturday and at Jones Beach West End Sunday. CONNECTICUT WARBLERS included 2 seen together at times at Coney Island Creek in Brooklyn Thursday morning and singles also in Brooklyn at Prospect Park Saturday and Green-wood Cemetery Thursday. GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER reports included singles from Central Park Saturday and Prospect Park and a Syosset yard Sunday and other warblers this week included MOURNING, TENNESSEE, CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED, WILSON'S and HOODED.

DICKCISSEL, usually calling as they flew overhead, were noted at Jones Beach West End Saturday, Moses Park and Marshlands Conservancy in Rye Sunday and at Van Cortlandt Park Monday and a few PHILADELPHIA VIREOS have also been reported recently along with some OLIVE-SIDED and empidonax flycatchers. LARK SPARROWS included singles at Pelham Bay Park last Saturday, Moses Park on Sunday and on Staten Island yesterday.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the National Audubon Society. Thank you for calling.

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