Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mid-migration report by Joe

Black and White Warbler 2007 Photo by Lloyd Spitalnik

Joe DiCostanzo of the American Museum of Natural History posted a report of this morning's birds on eBirdsNYC:

Beautiful morning for my AMNH bird walk group. Not exactly overflowing with birds, but definitely more action than yesterday morning. Around 30 species in the Ramble from 7 - 9 am. Highlights below:

Chimney Swift (Overhead in a number of places)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Maintenance Meadow)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (west of Azalea Pond)
Blue-headed Vireo (Cherry Hill just south of Bow Bridge)
Warbling Vireo (west of Azalea Pond)
Philadelphia Vireo (We looked for it on Cherry Hill after hearing a report of it there – no luck. Crossed back to north side of Bow Bridge and I had a quick look at it high in a tree as we went north along the Lake shore.)
Red-eyed Vireo
Tufted Titmouse (vicinity of Bow Bridge)
Swainson's Thrush (west of Azalea pond)
Brown Thrasher (Maintenance Meadow)
Magnolia Warbler
Prairie Warbler (Maintenance Meadow (clearly a different individual than the one by the Oven yesterday morning)
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager (male by Upper Lobe, female at Maintenance Meadow)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (scattered individuals)

Joseph DiCostanzo
Great Gull Island Project - AMNH
CPW at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024