Spring 2018 Wednesday morning Central Park bird walks

This spring the Museum changed the time of my Wednesday morning Central Park bird walks from 7:00 - 9:00 am to 9:00 to 11:00 am. On most of the Wednesday mornings I scouted the Ramble from about 7:00 until 8:45 am before going to meet the group for the official starting time of 9:00 am. A number of my participants joined me on these early scouting walks and in my weekly lists I give lists of the birds seen on the scouts that were not seen on the regular walk. The following list is the cumulative bird list for birds recorded on the official walks from 9:00 to 11:00 am. A total of 85 species were recorded. Among the highlights was a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (the first I have seen in Central Park), a Barn Owl that stayed for over a week, a singing Bicknell's Thrush, and 19 warblers. As always, not everyone saw every bird, but I think nearly everyone saw all the good birds.

Canada Goose
Northern Shoveler
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barn Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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