Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May 20 - Central Park - Cool and many fewer birds

My last official AMNH Wednesday bird walk in Central park started out cool and sunny, but over the course of two hours became mostly cloudy and cooler. Birds were somewhat scarce too. We found only 33 species with a dozen warblers from 7 - 9 am. There were at least three Northern Waterthrushs around Hernshead when we started - two calling nearby and a third walking along the shoreline south of Hernshead. Another highlight was a lovely male Chestnut-sided Warbler on the south side of Turtle pond. The complete list is below.

Canada Goose
Gadwall (pair; Turtle Pond)
Double-crested Cormorant
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Kingbird (Turtle Pond)
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (2-3; Maintenance Meadow; getting late for this species)
Wilson's Warbler (s. side turtle Pond)
Canada Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Sparrow

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