Saturday, September 03, 2005

91 species of birds in Central Park yesterday

As the Fall Migration nears its peak, the park is hopping with birds. Here's yesterday's list from the Central Park page of the NYC Bird Report web site. [See my Links page for the URL of this fascinating site, run by some of the city's best birders.] By the way, the D after some birds indicates an out-of-the ordinary sighting. If you check out the NYCBR site, you'll find a comment after each bird with an asterisk, giving more information--who saw it, where in the park, etc.

Double-crested Cormorant*
Great Blue Heron*
Great Egret
Snowy Egret*
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron*
Canada Goose*
Wood Duck* (D)
American Black Duck
Northern Shoveler* (D)
Northern Harrier* (D)
Red-tailed Hawk*
American Kestrel*
Peregrine Falcon*
Spotted Sandpiper*
Ring-billed Gull*
Herring Gull*
Great Black-backed Gull*
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Monk Parakeet* (HS)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo* (D)
Chimney Swift*
Ruby-throated Hummingbird*
Red-bellied Woodpecker*
Downy Woodpecker*
Hairy Woodpecker* (D)
Northern Flicker*
Eastern Wood-Pewee*
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher*
Alder Flycatcher* 50%
Willow Flycatcher* 50%
Least Flycatcher*
Great Crested Flycatcher*
Eastern Kingbird*
Yellow-throated Vireo* (HD)
Warbling Vireo*
Philadelphia Vireo* (D)
Red-eyed Vireo*
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow* (D)
Barn Swallow*
Tufted Titmouse*
Red-breasted Nuthatch* (D)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren*
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*
Swainson's Thrush* (D)
Wood Thrush*
American Robin*
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird*
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing*
Blue-winged Warbler*
Nashville Warbler*
Northern Parula*
Yellow Warbler*
Chestnut-sided Warbler*
Magnolia Warbler*
Black-throated Blue Warbler*
Black-throated Green Warbler*
Blackburnian Warbler*
Prairie Warbler*
Bay-breasted Warbler* (HD)
Blackpoll Warbler*
Black-and-white Warbler*
American Redstart*
Worm-eating Warbler* (D)
Northern Waterthrush*
Mourning Warbler* (D)
Common Yellowthroat*
Wilson's Warbler*
Canada Warbler*
Scarlet Tanager*
Song Sparrow*
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak*
Bobolink* (S)
Red-winged Blackbird*
Common Grackle*
Brown-headed Cowbird* (D)
Baltimore Oriole*
House Finch
American Goldfinch* (H)
House Sparrow

91 species (excluding hybrids and reported with full confidence)
An asterisk indicates that related observation listings exist on species page.
Click on any bird in the list for more information.