Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Last AMNH Walk this morning

Joe Dicostanzo reports:
Wood Thrush - photo by Lloyd Spitalnik

Did my last Wednesday morning Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. bird walk in the Ramble in Central park this morning. Still a fair amount of migants about with the busiest spot being the Point. Highlights were:
Eastern Wood-Pewee – Upper Lobe
Empidonax flycatchers -  Small numbers were scattered through the Ramble. None were a recognizably Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, but I suspect that species is around. Only one bird was obliging enough to call (next species).
Acadian Flycatcher – the stream above the Azalea Pond. The bird was calling regularly, but was usually hard to get a look at. Occasionally did an alternate call that was more noticeably two noted than its usual pizza! call.
Great Crested Flycatcher – at least two, Maintenance Meadow and Point
Eastern Kingbird – below Upper Lobe
Warbling Vireo – usual locations
Red-eyed Vireo
House Wren
Gray-cheeked Thrush – on path northwest of Evodia (feeders) field
Swainson’s Thrush
Wood Thrush – singing all around the Ranble
Cedar Waxwing – the Point
Northern Parula – the Point
Yellow Warbler – the point
Chestnut-sided Warbler – the Point
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler – the Point
Blackburnian Warbler – singing west of Oak Bridge/Upper Lobe (thank you to Roger Pasquier for the heads-up)
Blackpoll Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush – Upper Lobe (singing)
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler – Upper Lobe

Joseph DiCostanzo
Great Gull Island Project - AMNH