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Checklist S3023509

 
Location
Central Park, New York County, New York, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:45 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
6 hour(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Benjamin Cacace
Comments:
Central Park, Sun. 22-Jul-2007 incl. 4 Sandpiper spp.

DATE: Sunday, 22 July 2007 (2:43p-8:45p)
LOCATION: Central Park - reservoir to the lake
REPORTED BY: Ben Cacace

After birding the reservoir I headed down to the lake for the sandpipers feeding on the mudflats north & east of Hernshead. I stayed for 3 hours from 5:15p-8:15p.

The 2 Solitary Sandpipers were seen often - mainly east of Hernshead. The 2 Spotted Sandpipers were there the whole time also.

The highest count of ''peeps'' was 21. They were mainly Least Sandpipers. One Semipalmated Sandpiper approached close enough to ID relative to the nearby Leasts.

** Total species - 33 **

''Rare'' (seen fewer than 10 times since 1970) [1 spp]:
+ Semipalmated Sandpiper - At least 1 on the mudflats N&E of Hernshead

''Less Common'' migrants [5 spp]:
+ Gadwall - 4 on the reservoir''s E edge
+ Solitary Sandpiper - At least 2 on the mudflats N&E of Hernshead
+ Spotted Sandpiper - At least 2 on the mudflats N&E of Hernshead
+ Least Sandpiper - At least 20 on the mudflats N&E of Hernshead
+ Black-capped Chickadee - 1 just N of Hernshead on the W side of the lake

''Common'' migrants [12 spp]:
- Double-crested Cormorant - At least 32 on the reservoir
- Great Egret - 3 flyovers heading E over the reservoir
- Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 at the Lower Lobe of the lake (1 adult/1 juv. born this year)
- Chimney Swift - A few (2+)
- Eastern Kingbird - 4 incl. 2 around the reservoir & 2 near Hernshead
- Barn Swallow - At least 5 around the reservoir incl. 4 at the N end
- American Robin - Several (36+)
- Gray Catbird - A few (2+)
- Cedar Waxwing - A few (4+)
- Red-winged Blackbird - Several on the mudflats near Hernshead (3m/1f) plus 16 flyovers (20+)
- Common Grackle - Several (6+)
- Baltimore Oriole - 1 male S of the South Gate House

Year round residents [15 spp]:
- Great Blue Heron - 1 ''1st year'' on the Lower Lobe of the lake
- Canada Goose - 1 on the S edge of the reservoir
- Mallard - At least 12 incl. 5 on the reservoir & 8 on the lake incl. 2 young
- Ring-billed Gull - At least 120 on the reservoir incl. juveniles
- Herring Gull - At least 900 on the reservoir incl. juveniles
- Great Black-backed Gull - At least 130 on the reservoir incl. juveniles
- Rock Pigeon - Several (36+)
- Mourning Dove - At least (12+)
- Downy Woodpecker - 1 heard from Hernshead
- Blue Jay - A few heard (2+)
+ Northern Mockingbird - 1 around the mudflats N of Hernshead
- European Starling - Several (20+)
- Northern Cardinal - Several seen & heard (3+)
- House Finch - 2 females
- House Sparrow - Several (24+)
Species
33 species total
1
Canada Goose

1 on the S edge of the reservoir

4
Gadwall

4 on the reservoir's E edge

12
Mallard

At least 12 incl. 5 on the reservoir & 8 on the lake incl. 2 young

36
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

Several (36+)

12
Mourning Dove

At least (12+)

2
Chimney Swift

A few (2+)

20
Least Sandpiper

At least 20 on the mudflats N&E of Hernshead

1
Semipalmated Sandpiper

At least 1 on the mudflats N&E of Hernshead

2
Spotted Sandpiper

At least 2 on the mudflats N&E of Hernshead

2
Solitary Sandpiper

At least 2 on the mudflats N&E of Hernshead

120
Ring-billed Gull

At least 120 on the reservoir incl. juveniles

900
Herring Gull

At least 900 on the reservoir incl. juveniles

130
Great Black-backed Gull

At least 130 on the reservoir incl. juveniles

32
Double-crested Cormorant

At least 32 on the reservoir

1
Great Blue Heron

1 '1st year' on the Lower Lobe of the lake

3
Great Egret

3 flyovers heading E over the reservoir

2
Black-crowned Night-Heron

2 at the Lower Lobe of the lake (1 adult/1 juv. born this year)

1
Downy Woodpecker

1 heard from Hernshead

4
Eastern Kingbird

4 incl. 2 around the reservoir & 2 near Hernshead

2
Blue Jay

A few heard (2+)

5
Barn Swallow

At least 5 around the reservoir incl. 4 at the N end

1
Black-capped Chickadee

1 just N of Hernshead on the W side of the lake

36
American Robin

Several (36+)

2
Gray Catbird

A few (2+)

1
Northern Mockingbird

1 around the mudflats N of Hernshead

20
European Starling

Several (20+)

4
Cedar Waxwing

A few (4+)

2
House Finch

2 females

1
Baltimore Oriole

1 male S of the South Gate House

20
Red-winged Blackbird

Several on the mudflats near Hernshead (3m/1f) plus 16 flyovers (20+)

6
Common Grackle

Several (6+)

3
Northern Cardinal

Several seen & heard (3+)

24
House Sparrow

Several (24+)

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes