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Saturday, August 07, 2021

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, August 6, 2021:

-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 6, 2021
* NYNY2108.06


- Birds Mentioned

BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK+
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD+
WOOD STORK+
BROWN BOOBY+
ROSEATE SPOONBILL+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

WHIMBREL
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
WILSON’S PHALAROPE
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
Gull-billed Tern
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
BROWN PELICAN
Olive-sided Flycatcher
LARK SPARROW
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Blackburnian Warbler
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

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 nysarc44nybirdsorg

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: Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm.

The highlights of today's tape are ROSEATE SPOONBILL, WOOD STORK, BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK, BROWN BOOBY, BROWN PELICAN, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, RED-NECKED and WILSON’S PHALAROPES, WHIMBREL, LARK SPARROW, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and more.

This nice list of rarities this week still features the immature ROSEATE SPOONBILL continuing around Cold Spring Harbor. Look for the SPOONBILL along the shore of the inner reaches of the harbor, a little north of Rte. 25A, where parking can be found along Harbor Road, or check St. John’s Pond just south of 25A, where there is a platform to view the pond next to a parking lot by St. John’s Church and the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery. This bird moves around for feeding and roosting purposes.

A WOOD STORK was found on Staten Island last Saturday and was still present today in the Bloomfield section of northwestern Staten Island. Today’s location was a pond in Matrix Global Logistics Park as approached from Gulf Avenue, just south of 5th Street and east of Chelsea Avenue. This bird may require some searching in that area around the Amazon complex.

The BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK continues on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, usually around the cove at the southwestern corner of the East Pond, though apparently spending the night at the north end.

Also at the Bay, a WILSON’S PHALAROPE appeared on the East Pond at the north end Tuesday, numbers increasing to at least 3 by today, and these were joined at the north end by a couple of RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, also still present today, one or more of the PHALAROPES also occasionally visiting the south end. Other shorebirds on the East Pond this week have featured WESTERN, WHITE-RUMPED, PECTORAL and STILT SANDPIPERS, plus a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER today. Up to 4 GULL-BILLED TERNS have been visiting the East Pond, and out in Jamaica Bay west of the West Pond 5 WHIMBRELS were present on an island last Sunday.

On Thursday, a passenger on the Staten Island Ferry spotted an adult BROWN BOOBY flying by, and this was followed by an adult seen today from a NOAA research vessel south of Fire Island.

A BROWN PELICAN off Robert Moses State Park last Saturday morning was presumably the same one moving west off Tobay shortly thereafter.

An adult male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD visited a feeder at a private home in East Quogue yesterday, so keep an eye out.

Up to 4 WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS were seen today off the Coney Island pier in Brooklyn.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was photographed in Pelham Bay Park last Saturday, when an adult LARK SPARROW was also seen on the landfill at Croton Point Park.

Migrant WARBLERS noted this week included WORM-EATING, OVENBIRD, LOUISIANA and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES, BLACK-AND-WHITE, AMERICAN REDSTART, BLUE-WINGED and BLACKBURNIAN.

BLUE GROSBEAKS, including young, remain around the Calverton grasslands, and young DICKCISSELS has also been confirmed at Croton Point Park.

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.

- End transcript

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