Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 16 - Central Park (morning)

This morning I filled in for Paul Sweet on his Tuesday morning AMNH bird walk in Central Park. It was easily the best morning of the spring so far (at least for warblers). We started well with two Eastern Kingbirds at and a Wilson's Warbler at Hernshead and then a singing Least Flycatcher as we left there for the Ramble. By the Humming Tombstone there was a Bay-breasted Warbler seen briefly, but we oved on quickly from there because of the disturbance caused by someone loudly playing recordings. The Belvedere was fruitful with the highlight there a gorgeous male Cape May Warbler. Along the south side of Turtle Pond we really struck it big with lots of warbler variety including three male Blackburnian Warblers. At one point we were using one of the Blackburnians as a landmark to get people on the nearby Worm-eating Warbler. My total was 45 species with 19 warblers for the two hour walk.

Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Great Egret 05/16/2017 south side of Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron (2, both flying)
Spotted Sandpiper (1, the Lake from Hernshead)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker (heard)
Downy Woodpecker (heard)
Northern Flicker (heard)
Least Flycatcher (1, Hernshead)
Eastern Kingbird (2, Hernhead)
Warbling Vireo (3)
Red-eyed Vireo (4)
Blue Jay
Swainson's Thrush (1)
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Ovenbird (2, heard)
Worm-eating Warbler (1, south side Turtle Pond)
Northern Waterthrush (1, heard)
Black-and-white Warbler (5)
Common Yellowthroat (2)
American Redstart (5)
Cape May Warbler (1, male, Belvedere)
Northern Parula (6)
Magnolia Warbler (4)
Bay-breasted Warbler (1)
Blackburnian Warbler (3)
Blackburnian Warbler - 05/16/2017 - s. side Turtle Pond
Yellow Warbler (2)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (2)
Blackpoll Warbler (2)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (3)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (1)
Black-throated Green Warbler (2)
Canada Warbler (2)
Wilson's Warbler (2)
Scarlet Tanager (1, female, upper Lobe)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Sparrow

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