Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tuesday BBC Walk August 23rd

Black billed Cuckoo , photo by Janet Zinn

Leader Bobbi Manian
Hi Peter,

we started w/ about 12 birders this morning by the lake.  it was immediately active with redstarts and yellows by the lake and the dirt pile.  While we were looking at warblers and Indigo Bunting female by the dirt pile some of us saw a long-tailed cuckoo-like bird fly in over a magnolia tree and dip down.  Knowing it's hard to chase a cuckoo we made a mental note but did not pursue. Later, as we were heading up towards Lookout, Joe spotted the cuckoo perched in a tree above the picnic tables, by the lamppost.  the bird was very cooperative and quickly identified as black-billed.  It posed for a while and everyone got long satisfying looks.  It's hard to tear yourself a way from a black-billed cuckoo, but we did, heading up to Lookout where we saw what might have been the previously reported possible yellow-bellied flycatcher, but i did not get good looks and i'm not sure if anyone else got a definitive look good enough to ID.  So i listed it as empid (sp) for the day list.  

Also of note was a Solitary Sandpiper spotted by Janet working the edge of the 'lake' created by the duckweed(?) that is all over the lullwater by Pink Beach.   Overall, we had 13 warbler sp and 58 species total.

Janet should be providing good pics of the cuckoo and solitary under separate cover

Best,
Bobbi

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Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Aug 23, 2016 7:34 AM - 2:07 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC Tues Migration Walk - Bobbi and Kathy leading

Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30
56 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  24
Mute Swan  2
American Black Duck  5
Mallard  X
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
peep sp.  4     Flyover by lake
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Laughing Gull  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  3
Black-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Empidonax sp.  1     a possible yellow-bellied flycatcher was reported on Lookout.  We saw a likely bird but no one got a definitive look as far as I know.  Some saw an eye-ring, some saw yellow in the throat.
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  3
Warbling Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  3
Barn Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
American Robin  21
Gray Catbird  7
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  4
Ovenbird  1
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Northern Waterthrush  2
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  8
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  14
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  3
Yellow Warbler  5
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Canada Warbler  3
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2     2 young makes obs by Kathy Karen and Gus in Ravine
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  6
Baltimore Oriole  4
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  10
House Sparrow  X

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Solitary Sandpiper , photod by Janet Zinn


Thursday Walk Aug 18th

Leader Tom Stephenson

Hi Peter,

We had a very small group today, but the birds were great!
At first I thought our bird-of-the-day was going to be a caterpillar...but then birds started showing themselves or calling and it went on and on all day.

The highlights were 10 species of warblers including both Waterthrush, Cape May, Blue-winged, N Parula, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia. We also had calling Alder and singing Willow and perching Yellow-bellied! There were 3 great-blue Herons and a Great Egret attending what we heard was a fish die-off; and we also had a singing White-eyed Vireo.

All in all a surprisingly birdy day.

Best regards,
Tom
 

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Mute Swan
Red-tailed Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Blue-winged Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Chipping Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Jamaica Bay wildlife refuge August 21st

Leader Tom Stephenson
Ten Brooklyn birders enjoyed a beautiful day of shore-birding at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Thanks to Tom Stephenson for leading a great trip for the BBC!  Highlights included great close-up looks at Stilt Sandpipers, Pectoral and a Red Knot, and plenty of the usual suspects. (Full species list TK later.)

Hi Peter,


Yes, a fun day. Not lots of unusual birds but 14 species of shorebirds and lots of other stuff.


Here's the list of the species I remember of the 49 species we saw. Others may be able to fill in anything I missed.



Best regards,

Tom


Double-crested CormorantGreat Blue HeronGreat EgretSnowy EgretBlack-crowned Night-HeronYellow-crowned Night-HeronGlossy IbisCanada GooseMute SwanMallardNorthern PintailOspreyAmerican KestrelPeregrine FalconBlack-bellied PloverSemipalmated PloverKilldeerAmerican OystercatcherGreater YellowlegsLesser YellowlegsSpotted SandpiperRuddy TurnstoneRed Knot
Semipalmated SandpiperLeast SandpiperPectoral SandpiperStilt SandpiperShort-billed DowitcherLaughing GullRing-billed GullHerring GullGreat Black-backed GullCaspian TernForster's TernRock DoveMourning DoveBelted KingfisherEastern KingbirdTree SwallowBarn SwallowGray CatbirdNorthern MockingbirdEuropean StarlingNorthern WaterthrushCommon YellowthroatNorthern CardinalCommon GrackleBoat-tailed GrackleAmerican Goldfinch



Monday, August 8, 2016

Saturday, August 6th, A Local Shorebird Tour

Leader Peter Dorosh

Locations (in order) : Plumb Beach , Jamaica Bay Refuge, Floyd Bennett Field

Aug 6, 2016 7:25 AM - 1:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 mile(s)
51 species

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  X
American Black Duck  X
Mallard  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Great Blue Heron  X
Great Egret  X
Snowy Egret  X
Black-crowned Night-Heron  X
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  X
Glossy Ibis  X
Osprey  X
Red-tailed Hawk  X
American Oystercatcher  X
Semipalmated Plover  X
Piping Plover  X
Killdeer  X
Spotted Sandpiper  X
Greater Yellowlegs  X
Lesser Yellowlegs  X
Ruddy Turnstone  X
Sanderling  X
Least Sandpiper  X
Semipalmated Sandpiper  X
Laughing Gull  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Least Tern  X
Common Tern  X
Forster's Tern  X
Black Skimmer  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  X
Belted Kingfisher  X
Downy Woodpecker  X
Willow Flycatcher  X
Eastern Kingbird  X
Fish Crow  X
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
Carolina Wren  X
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  X
Northern Mockingbird  X
European Starling  X
Yellow Warbler  X
Song Sparrow  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
House Finch  X
American Crow
Cedar Waxwings
American Goldfinch

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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

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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