Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"Birdy Day" Today

American Redstart [female]- photo by DAVIUD SPEISER

Joe DiCostanzo's AMNH walk this morning was unusually "birdy" for a post-peak day, Here's his report:

Despite the late date it was a very birdy morning in the Ramble for my American Museum of Natural History bird walk group. We had about 45 species from 7:00 – 9:30 am with 17 warblers. There was a strange mix of early and late migrant species. Highlights below.

Eastern Wood-Pewee – the Point
Warbling Vireo – usual locations
Red-eyed Vireo
House Wren – one singing near the Maintenance Meadow
Veery – lots of thrushes of these two species around
Swainson's Thrush
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart – lots of both sexes
Cape May Warbler – bright female on the Point
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler – two near the Belvedere, one at the base of the Point and we heard about three in Strawberry Fields
Blackburnian Warbler – male by the Belvedere
Yellow Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler – males and females
Palm Warbler – getting very late for this species; one on the Point
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 2
Black-throated Green Warbler – male on the Point
Canada Warbler – Hernshead, Belvedere, Turtle Pond, the Point
Wilson's Warbler – Oak Bridge by the Upper Lobe
White-throated Sparrow – 2, one singing
Rose-breasted Grosbeak – male on the Point

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