Thursday, May 01, 2014

Warbler count = 10

Warbling Vireo - courtesy of National Geographic Magazine

Joe Decostanzo reports on his AMNH walk this fine May morning:
It was slightly misty with a low overcast for the start of my Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. bird walk in Central Park this morning at 7 am, but it was not raining. More importantly there were birds! Highlights below:

Eastern Kingbird – 1, the Point Blue-headed Vireo – several
Warbling Vireo – 1 singing east of the Maintenance Meadow
House Wren – singing northeast of Upper Lobe
Wood Thrush – west side of Azalea Pond
Yellow Warbler – singing on the Point
Yellow-rumped Warbler – all over
Black-throated Green Warbler – 2, east of the north end of the Upper Lobe
Prairie Warbler – Hernshead and Bank Rock Bridge, also one singing west of Azalea Pond
Palm Warbler – scattered individuals
Black-and-white Warbler – scattered individuals
American Redstart – male on the Point
Ovenbird – 2, singing near Azalea Pond
Northern Waterthrush – singing by Upper Lobe and the Oven
Common Yellowthroat – singing at Hernshead
Rose-breasted Grosbeak – 3, south of the weather station
Orchard Oriole – 1 calling south of Tupelo Meadow 

I did not see but heard reports of Great Crested Flycatcher, Blue-winged Warbler (singing, old Pin oak area to Azalea pond), Northern Parula (east of Upper Lobe), Magnolia Warbler (the Point), Worm-eating Warbler (northwest of Azalea), Scarlet Tanager, indigo Bunting.