Sunday, June 26, 2016

June 25th, Hiking Harriman State Park Kakiat Trail

American Toad, photo'd by Dawn Hannay

Leading : Peter Dorosh, 9 participants

total distance ( shorter hike )  6:45 Miles; longer hike est 8:15 miles  Kakiat Trail into Dater Mountain County Park


On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 4:49 PM, <ebird-checklist@cornell.edu> wrote:
Kakiat Trail Dater Mountain, Rockland, New York, US
Jun 25, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Squawroot, photo'd by Dawn Hannay
Protocol: Traveling
6.45 mile(s)
30 species 

Wild Turkey  15 inc 11 poults
Turkey Vulture  X
Chimney Swift  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Downy Woodpecker  X
Northern Flicker  X
Pileated Woodpecker  1     Heard drumming
Eastern Wood-Pewee  6
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Common Raven  8     Raucous group thru woods,descended into partying on ground
Barn Swallow  X
the BBC group Photo'd by Dawn Hannay
White-breasted Nuthatch  X
Carolina Wren  1
Wood Thrush  X
American Robin  X
Northern Mockingbird  X
Cedar Waxwing  2
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  2
Scarlet Tanager  5
Northern Cardinal  X
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X
Baltimore Oriole  2
House Sparrow  X

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From extended hike Lisa and Louie on the Blue Disc Trail

 [Most of these we only heard, except where otherwise indicated]
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
Black-capped Chickadee - 1
Wood Thrush - 2
Red-Eyed Vireo - ? bunches
Yellow-Throated Vireo - 4
Prarie Warbler - 4
Hooded Warbler - 1
Louisiana Waterthrush - 1 (saw actual bird)
Scarlet Tanager (male) - 1 (saw and heard)
Field Sparrow - 2 (saw and heard)

Also: Wood Frog - 1


View from Dater Mountain,photo'd by Dawn Hannay


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Spring Weekend Trip, June 11th-13th, Birding the Bashakill and the Shawangunks Valley

Leader Mike Yuan
+ 8 participants



From: Michael Yuan <mjyuan@gmail.com>
Cc: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@aol.com>
Sent: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 11:22 am
Subject: Brooklyn Bird Club Spring Weekend Trip report


Thanks everyone for a terrific weekend. So many birds!  So glad to share the experience of a region I love visiting. 

Special thanks to Tom, Bob, Heydi, and Paul for driving. Keeping the caravan intact was a major accomplishment!



Location(s):   Apollo Plaza; Bashakill State WMA; Blue Chip Farms; D & H Canal Linear Park; Days Inn Wurtsboro; Doodletown Rd.; Gumaer Falls Rd., Wurtsboro; Paradies Ln., Purple Martin colony; Port Orange Rd., Cuddebackville; River Road; Shawangunk Grasslands NWR ; Sterling Forest SP--Ironwood Drive and environs; Weston Rd., swamp; Wolf Brook MUA - Neversink Gorge 

116 species

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Wild Turkey
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Virginia Rail
Common Gallinule
Killdeer
American Woodcock
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Empidonax sp.
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
crow sp.
Common Raven
Northern Rough-winged Swallow--
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Cerulean Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Thanks,
Mike

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June 4th, Breeding Birds of Fresh Kills Park, Staten Island

Leader: Seth Wollney 

Hi Peter,
 
Our Staten Island trip, led by Seth Wollney, was a great success!  The group went to Freshkills Park/Landfill, Mt. Loretto Unique Area, Great Kills Park (Mudflats), and Oakwood beach.  All of the locations were amazing, but Freshkills was a special treat, as it is closed to the public.  We had the entire 2200 acres almost entirely to ourselves and while there, we were able to find Grasshopper Sparrows on one of the mounds.  We also visited with a small group of bird banders who were working in the park. 
 
Thanks to Anthony Ciancimino for compiling the list!
 
Best,
Karen
 

Total Species: 73

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Mallard
Double crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
Black Vulture Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Coopers Hawk
Red tailed Hawk
American Oystercatcher
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Laughing Gull
Ring billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great black backed Gull
Common Tern
Forsters Tern
Royal Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow billed Cuckoo Chimney Swift
Ruby throated Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Eastern Wood Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow colonyBarn Swallow
Black capped Chickadee
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat tailed Grackle
Brown headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

May 28th Hawkrise Sanctuary

Leader : Peter Dorosh

Locations : Hawkrise, Ernest Oros Preserve, DeKorte Environmental Center

Canada Goose  X
Mallard  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Great Blue Heron  X
Great Egret  X
Snowy Egret  X
Turkey Vulture  X
Osprey  X
Herring Gull  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Downy Woodpecker  X
Northern Flicker  X
Willow Flycatcher  X
Great Crested Flycatcher  X
Eastern Kingbird  X
Warbling Vireo  X
Red-eyed Vireo  X
Blue Jay  X
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
Tufted Titmouse  X
House Wren  X
Marsh Wren  X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  X
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  X
Northern Mockingbird  X
European Starling  X
Common Yellowthroat  X
American Redstart  X
Yellow Warbler  X
Blackpoll Warbler  X
Song Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  X
Orchard Oriole  X
Baltimore Oriole  X
American Goldfinch  X
House Sparrow  X
American Black Duck  X
Mute Swan  X
Gadwall  X
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Killdeer  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  X
peep sp.  X
Laughing Gull  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Song Sparrow  X

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, May 28, 2016

Last BBC spring walk
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, May 28, 2016 at 10:33 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, May 28, 2016
To: Peter Dorosh <prosbird@gmail.com>


Peter,

The final walk of the season saw beautiful weather but low numbers of birds. Fifteen birders obs Willow Flycatcher, female Blackburnian and great crested flycatcher for a total of 42 species. Thanks to everyone for a fun season, see you in the fall.

Dennis


Begin forwarded message:

From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
Date: May 28, 2016 at 10:26:20 PM EDT
To: deepseagangster@gmail.com
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, May 28, 2016

Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
May 28, 2016 7:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
42 species

Canada Goose  2
Mute Swan  4
Mallard  4
Ruddy Duck  1
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Laughing Gull  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  5
Mourning Dove  3
Chimney Swift  12
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Willow Flycatcher  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  1
Warbling Vireo  5
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  2
House Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
American Robin  45
Gray Catbird  5
European Starling  25
Cedar Waxwing  5
 Blackburnian wArbler 1
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  3
Blackpoll Warbler  4
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Baltimore Oriole  5
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  12

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29961830

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

May 19th Prospect Park

Leader Steve Nanz

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29779239




Thu May 19, 2016 7:16 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
10
Duration:
6 hour(s), 38 minute(s)
Distance:
6.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Nina Bai
Comments:
Brooklyn Bird Club walk with Steve Nanz
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.0 Build 62
Species
60 species total
2
Canada Goose
1
Mute Swan
1
Mallard
1
Green Heron
1
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Spotted Sandpiper
6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
5
Mourning Dove
4
Chimney Swift
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
2
Northern Flicker
2
American Kestrel
Chasing Red-tailed Hawk
1
Olive-sided Flycatcher
1
Least Flycatcher
2
Great Crested Flycatcher
3
Eastern Kingbird
1
Yellow-throated Vireo
3
Warbling Vireo
1
Red-eyed Vireo
1
Blue Jay
2
Barn Swallow
1
Tufted Titmouse
Heard only
4
House Wren
1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2
Veery
6
Swainson's Thrush
1
Wood Thrush
40
American Robin
40
Gray Catbird
40
European Starling
7
Cedar Waxwing
4
Ovenbird
2
Northern Waterthrush
8
Black-and-white Warbler
2
Kentucky Warbler
One seen around 7:30am near Picnic House, singing. Second seen around 11:30am west of Lookout Hill on wood chip path.
5
Common Yellowthroat
20
American Redstart
2
Cape May Warbler
Age & Sex
JuvenileImmatureAdultAge Unknown
Male1
Female1
Sex Unknown
5
Northern Parula
10
Magnolia Warbler
1
Bay-breasted Warbler
Age & Sex
JuvenileImmatureAdultAge Unknown
Male
Female1
Sex Unknown
1
Yellow Warbler
4
Chestnut-sided Warbler
7
Blackpoll Warbler
4
Black-throated Blue Warbler
3
Yellow-rumped Warbler
2
Black-throated Green Warbler
5
Canada Warbler
1
Wilson's Warbler
2
Chipping Sparrow
2
White-throated Sparrow
1
Lincoln's Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow
5
Scarlet Tanager
3
Northern Cardinal
1
Red-winged Blackbird
6
Common Grackle
2
Brown-headed Cowbird
6
Baltimore Oriole
30
House Sparrow