Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Louisiana Waterthrush -- photo by LLOYD SPITALNIK--

A beautiful morning in the Ramble in Central Park for my Wednesday morning AMNH bird walk group. It was quieter than expected given the predicted winds, but perhaps we are all just anxious for a big wave of birds after this winter. We found about 40 species on the two hours, 7 – 9 am. Highlights below.

Wood Duck (pair on the Lake)
Double-crested Cormorant (I don’t normally include this species as a highlight, but we had once migrating flock of about 30 go over in a nice V formation.)
American Coot (still 1 on the Lake)
Chimney Swift (1 overhead)
Hairy Woodpecker (1)
Brown Creeper (1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (scattered individuals, a few singing males)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (small numbers all over the Ramble)
Pine Warbler (1, Turtle Pond)
Prairie Warbler (1, male on the Point)
Palm Warbler (seemed to be everywhere)
Black-and-white Warbler (2)
Louisiana Waterthrush (1, stream north of Bank Rock Bridge)
Common Yellowthroat (1, Turtle Pond)
Field Sparrow (1, the Point)
Dark-eyed Junco (1, starting to get late for this species)

Joseph DiCostanzo
Great Gull Island Project - AMNH