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Friday, June 02, 2023

New York City Rare Bird Alert

Below is the New York City Rare Bird Alert for the week ending Friday, June 2, 2023:

* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jun. 2, 2023
* NYNY2306.02
- Birds mentioned
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Tennessee Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Wilson's Warbler

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at

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


Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for *Friday, June 2nd 2023* at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are WHITE-FACED IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, MARBLED GODWIT, GULL-BILLED TERN and such pelagic birds as SOOTY and CORY'S SHEARWATERS and PARASITIC JAEGER, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, RED CROSSBILL, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK and more.

The adult WHITE-FACED IBIS spotted Monday with Glossy Ibis at the Lido Beach Passive Nature Area off Lido Boulevard was seen again there Wednesday but not since but could still be in that area.

An immature MISSISSIPPI KITE was photographed over Croton Point Park in Westchester last Saturday.

A decent influx of RED-NECKED PHALAROPES took place along the coast recently with one at Jones Beach West End and 2 off Dune Road on Tuesday and these followed the next day by 6 off Robert Moses State Park and a nice 31 estimated off Cupsogue Beach County Park with another 8 off Moses Park today. Other pelagic species have also begun to appear along the Atlantic coastline lately. Robert Moses State Park on Wednesday producing 24 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, 1 CORY'S and 20 SOOTY SHEARWATERS and 11 PARASITIC JAEGERS followed by counts today of 23 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS and 2 CORY'S and 6 SOOTY SHEARWATERS. There were also 26 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS counted off Breezy Point today. Both numbers and species should increase in the next couple of weeks so find a good ocean viewing spot while winds are southerly especially southeast and enjoy. Patience are often required. Success tends to be better earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon and seems to increase the further east you go on Long Island.

A MARBLED GODWIT showed up at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn last Saturday when Breezy Point also produced 2 WHIMBREL and 9 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS but unfortunately the Jones Beach CURLEW SANDPIPER was not seen after last Friday. A GULL-BILLED TERN was seen at the Lido Beach Preserve on Wednesday.

Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were spotted today along the Paumanok Trail near Jones Pond in Manorville, this site off Schultz Road. This trail also produced a RED CROSSBILL last Sunday and quite notable were 5 RED CROSSBILLS including a couple of fresh juveniles seen and photographed Monday at Hubbard County Park located east of Flanders. SUMMER TANAGERS this week featured one at Brooklyn Bridge Park last Saturday plus one at Canal Park in lower Manhattan and another in Central Park Thursday. BLUE GROSBEAKS continue on nesting sites out in the Calverton area and the YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER remains at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River.

Most all of the warblers have now moved through our area, last weekend still providing such species as TENNESSEE, BAY-BREASTED, CAPE MAY and WILSON'S and a few MOURNINGS are still to come.

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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