Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bush Terminal Park

Leader Chris Laskowski ( debut)



-----Original Message-----
From: celaskowski@yahoo.com
To: Peter Dorosh ; Peter Dorosh
Cc: Jane Simmons <17stars@gmail.com>; Janet Schumacher ; Monica Berger ; Nina Bai ; Linda Ewing
Sent: Sat, Feb 13, 2016 11:06 am
Subject: Today's walk

Hi Peter,

Brave or crazy?  Or a little of both…

I was joined today by five tough as nails birders (Jane Simmons, Monica Berger, Nina Bai, Janet Schumacher and Linda Ewing) in some pretty challenging weather.  At one point it was snowing horizontally.  It was a very friendly group that managed to make the most out of our difficult situation.

We started at Bush Terminal and lasted there for a little over an hour before the weather just became too much and someone mentioned pancakes.  Which then brought us to our "spot of the day" Cafe Zona Sur.  After a very pleasant meal and some hot coffee, Monica, Nina and I did about an hour in Prospect -- south end of the lake and the feeders.  Here's our lists and a couple of photos.

Bush Terminal
Great Black-backed Gull
Herring Gull
Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
House Sparrow
Rock Dove
Mallard
Ring-billed Gull
Bufflehead
American Black Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Gadwall
Great Cormorant
American Widgeon
 
Prospect Park
American Robin
Black-capped Chickadee
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Tufted Titmouse
Song Sparrow
Herring Gull
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
House Sparrow
European Starling
American Goldfinch
Northern Cardinal
Mourning Dove
Red-winged Blackbird
Mallard
Ring-billed Gull
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-throated Sparrow
American Coot
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Ruddy Duck
Northern Shoveler
American Black Duck
American Widgeon
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cedar Waxwing




Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Saturday, February 6th: Jones Beach, Long Island RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 24

Leader Mike Yuan

On Saturday, 9 birders enjoyed a chilly but pleasant day at Jones
Beach State Park and Cammann's Pond in Merrick.

Highlights were close Surf and Black Scoters at the Coast Guard
Station, the continuing Lark Sparrow who we easily spotted as we drove
around the West End turnaround, copious looks at Long Tailed Ducks,
Red-throated Loons, Harlequin Duck, Common Eider, and Purple
Sandpipers at the West End Jetty, and a nice surprise of 19 hearty
American Oystercatchers at Field 10. A final stop on the way home at
nearby Cammann's Pond got the group the elegant Northern Pintails and
Hooded Mergansers, plus a round of "spot-the-night heron." 47 species
total.

I saw that Razorbills were seen at the jetty on Sunday. Too bad we
missed them, but to me it suggests they arrived just ahead of the
nor'easter that arrived here today.

Here's the day list, and links to the individual ebird lists. If you
are an ebird user and would like me to share the list with you, send
me your username.

Thanks everyone for making it a great day, and special thanks to Matt
for driving. Look forward to seeing all of you soon.

-Mike

Brant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Loon 25
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Northern Harrier
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Killdeer
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Purple Sandpiper
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker
American Crow
Horned Lark
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Snow Bunting
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Boat-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Sparrow


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  2 Attached Images


Hi Mike,

Thanks for a wonderful day of birding. I posted a copy of the video of the Harlequin duck I took with your scope to YouTube at:https://youtu.be/iu1k_Y9PEtY

Enjoy!

Regards,
Gordon

Monday, January 18, 2016

Prospect Park Jan 17th 2016


Leader Ed Crowne


-----Original Message-----
From: erc310@gmail.com
To: Peter Dorosh
Sent: Mon, Jan 18, 2016 7:43 am
Subject: Molasses in January


A baker's dozen of birders toured Prospect Park from breakfast until lunchtime. We tallied about 30 species in all. Among our highlights on an overcast day were the European Goldfinches, the Brown Creeper and the Great Cormorant. For a comprehensive list, please the Kathy T's ebird report.

Best regards, Ed

Trip participant checklist

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S26954217

Sunday, January 10, 2016

eBird Checklist – Pelham Bay Park, New York – Sat Jan 09, 2016 – 31 species (+1 other taxa) Brooklyn Bird Club

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S26807030
Leader Jack Rothman

leader's blog post http://www.cityislandbirds.com/Bronx_Brooklyn_Walk_2016.html

BBC post from Monica Berger

Hi Peter: Here is the trip list for the Pelham trip. There seemed to be three groups on the trip: BBC, Jack Rothman's City Island group, and, to our surprise, Bob DeCandido. The highlight of the Pelham walk were the good numbers of Goldeneyes as well as the two eagles spotted by Tom.

After Pelham, the group went on to Flushing Meadows to chase the clay-colored and lark sparrows as well as the cackling geese and we had a clean sweep of all three species! The cackling geese were super close and it was a special opportunity to absorb the ID.

Pelham Bay Park Brant Canada Goose Gadwall American Wigeon American Black Duck Mallard Greater Scaup Bufflehead Common Goldeneye Red-breasted Merganser Pied-billed Grebe Horned Grebe Double-crested Cormorant Great Cormorant Bald Eagle Ring-billed Gull Herring Gull Great Black-backed Gull Mourning Dove Great Horned Owl Red-bellied Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker Blue Jay crow sp. White-breasted Nuthatch Carolina Wren American Robin Northern Mockingbird European Starling White-throated Sparrow Song Sparrow Northern Cardinal American Goldfinch House Sparrow

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Snow Goose Cackling Goose Canada Goose Mallard Bald Eagle Ring-billed Gull Herring Gull Great Black-backed Gull Mourning Dove Red-bellied Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker Blue Jay White-breasted Nuthatch American Robin Northern Mockingbird European Starling Pine Warbler Clay-colored Sparrow Lark Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Northern Cardinal Brown-headed Cowbird House Sparrow

Monday, December 7, 2015

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Dec 6, 2015




Sent from my MetroPCS 4G Wireless Phone


-------- Original message --------
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster@gmail.com>
Date:12/06/2015 8:09 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: prosbird@aol.com,

Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Dec 6, 2015

Peter,

15 birders met on a day where quality trumped quantity. We started the day with a look at the continuing painted bunting but the surprise bird of the day was a first winter black-headed gull spotted by Bobbi on prospect lake. One of the most interesting day lists I've ever had in Brooklyn only rivaled by the Cassin's/Le Conte list at Floyd on nov 30 last year. We also managed a woodpecker sweep but only 39 species total on an otherwise quiet day. As always I'm sure I forgot a few but if anyone wants list just email me. 

Best,

Dennis


Begin forwarded message:

From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
Date: December 6, 2015 at 7:59:39 PM EST
To: deepseagangster@gmail.com
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Dec 6, 2015

Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Dec 6, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
39 species

Canada Goose  25
Mute Swan  4
American Black Duck  3
Mallard  28
Northern Shoveler  45
Ruddy Duck  25
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  10
Black-headed Gull  1     First winter bird spotted on west end of prospect lake by Bobbi Manian during today's BBC walk. Great spot B!
Ring-billed Gull  250
Herring Gull (American)  50
Great Black-backed Gull  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  50
Mourning Dove  7
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Blue Jay  5
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  12
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  50
Cedar Waxwing  2
Fox Sparrow (Red)  1
White-throated Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  7
Painted Bunting  1     Continuing adult malebird originally found by Keir Randall on 11/29.
Red-winged Blackbird  8
American Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  25

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S26159067

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

Saturday, November 21, 2015

November 21st: Hiking the Long Island Greenbelt: Heckscher State Park and Bayard Arboretum

Leader Peter Dorosh
Participants. Rusty E, Janet S, Marc B, Gordon and Lori L.

Note Off day for birds under gorgeous weather, 10.7 miles total hike, Bayard not covered.

Heckscher SP, East Islip, Suffolk, New York, US Nov 21, 2015 8:40 AM - 2:40 PM Protocol: Traveling 10.5 mile(s) 35 species

Brant X Canada Goose X Wood Duck 2 Mallard X Bufflehead X Red-breasted Merganser X Great Blue Heron 1 Osprey 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Ring-billed Gull X Herring Gull X Great Black-backed Gull 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) X Mourning Dove X Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Downy Woodpecker 2 Blue Jay X American Crow X Fish Crow X Black-capped Chickadee X Tufted Titmouse X Brown Creeper 1 Carolina Wren 1 Hermit Thrush 2 American Robin X Northern Mockingbird X European Starling X Field Sparrow 1 Dark-eyed Junco X White-throated Sparrow X Song Sparrow X Northern Cardinal X Brown-headed Cowbird X American Goldfinch X


Monday, November 16, 2015

November 14th: "BQ Wildcard"

Leaders Dennis Hrehowsik, Bobbi Manian
Cave Swallow at bottom

Eight birders set out on a windy day on a counter clockwise route
connecting several Brooklyn coastal
 birding spots. Without a doubt the
 highlight was eye level looks at cave 
swallow which was at least a county bird for everyone on trip and a lifer for many at 37th street jetty. 

Good
times,

Bobbi and Dennis 

From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu Date: November 16, 2015 at 12:26:46 AM EST To: deepseagangster@gmail.com Subject: eBird Report - Coney Island Creek, Nov 14, 2015
Coney Island Creek, Kings, New York, US Nov 14, 2015 8:43 AM - 9:38 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.0 mile(s) Comments:      Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30 16 species (+1 other taxa) Brant (Atlantic)  90 Mute Swan  3 Mallard  6 Hooded Merganser  2 Ring-billed Gull  13 Herring Gull  18 Great Black-backed Gull  5 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  30 Belted Kingfisher  1 Peregrine Falcon  1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1 American Pipit  1 White-throated Sparrow  2 Red-winged Blackbird  6 Common Grackle  1 blackbird sp.  50 American Goldfinch  6 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25833966 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu Date: November 16, 2015 at 12:27:00 AM EST To: deepseagangster@gmail.com Subject: eBird Report - Coney Island 37th St. Jetty, Nov 14, 2015
Coney Island 37th St. Jetty, Kings, New York, US Nov 14, 2015 9:45 AM - 11:10 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.25 mile(s) Comments:      Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30 15 species (+2 other taxa) Northern Gannet  3 Laughing Gull  8 Ring-billed Gull  60 Herring Gull  20 Great Black-backed Gull  7 Horned Lark  4 Cave Swallow  1     First noticed at W 35th st over the beach. Flew over the group. Square tail, pale throat seen in flight. Petrochelidon sp.  1     Likely Cave Swallow. Shape and flight seen, couldn't view throat. American Robin  11 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1 White-throated Sparrow  3 Red-winged Blackbird  166 Brown-headed Cowbird  1 blackbird sp.  35 House Finch  2 American Goldfinch  4 House Sparrow  5 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25833970 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu Date: November 16, 2015 at 12:27:15 AM EST To: deepseagangster@gmail.com Subject: eBird Report - Veterans Memorial Pier, Nov 14, 2015
Veterans Memorial Pier, Kings, New York, US Nov 14, 2015 7:51 AM - 8:17 AM Protocol: Stationary Comments:      Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30 9 species American Black Duck  5 Mallard  3 Bufflehead  5 Double-crested Cormorant  1 Laughing Gull  3 Ring-billed Gull  300 Herring Gull  10 European Starling  6 House Sparrow  12 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25852209 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu Date: November 16, 2015 at 12:27:25 AM EST To: deepseagangster@gmail.com Subject: eBird Report - Coney Island Beach, Nov 14, 2015
Coney Island Beach, Kings, New York, US Nov 14, 2015 11:30 AM - 12:39 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.3 mile(s) Comments:      Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30 7 species Common Loon  1 Northern Gannet  1 Laughing Gull  15 Herring Gull  60 Great Black-backed Gull  15 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  10 House Sparrow  5 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25852218 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu Date: November 16, 2015 at 12:27:25 AM EST To: deepseagangster@gmail.com Subject: eBird Report - Coney Island Beach, Nov 14, 2015
Coney Island Beach, Kings, New York, US Nov 14, 2015 11:30 AM - 12:39 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.3 mile(s) Comments:      Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30 7 species Common Loon  1 Northern Gannet  1 Laughing Gull  15 Herring Gull  60 Great Black-backed Gull  15 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  10 House Sparrow  5 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25852218 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu Date: November 16, 2015 at 12:27:39 AM EST To: deepseagangster@gmail.com Subject: eBird Report - US-NY-New York-2552-2698 Surf Ave - 40.5732x-73.9921, Nov 14, 2015
US-NY-New York-2552-2698 Surf Ave - 40.5732x-73.9921, Kings, New York, US Nov 14, 2015 11:20 AM - 11:25 AM Protocol: Stationary Comments:      Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30 1 species Cave Swallow  2     Over Surf Avenue, tan throats seen well. Likely seen later by others around 24th st and the boardwalk. View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25852223 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu Date: November 16, 2015 at 12:27:51 AM EST To: deepseagangster@gmail.com Subject: eBird Report - Manhattan Beach Park, Nov 14, 2015
Manhattan Beach Park, Kings, New York, US Nov 14, 2015 12:50 PM - 1:25 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.2 mile(s) Comments:      Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30 10 species Red-breasted Merganser  7 Common Loon  1 Double-crested Cormorant  2 Great Cormorant  1 Ring-billed Gull  2 Herring Gull  7 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  16 Mourning Dove  8 Red-winged Blackbird  30 Brown-headed Cowbird  1 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25852228 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu Date: November 16, 2015 at 12:28:03 AM EST To: deepseagangster@gmail.com Subject: eBird Report - Plumb Beach--West, Nov 14, 2015
Plumb Beach--West, Kings, New York, US Nov 14, 2015 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.5 mile(s) Comments:      Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30 14 species Brant (Atlantic)  267 Red-breasted Merganser  7 American Oystercatcher  3 Laughing Gull  100 Herring Gull  25 Great Black-backed Gull  10 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  9 Downy Woodpecker  1 American Kestrel  1 European Starling  16 Red-winged Blackbird  20 Brown-headed Cowbird  1 Purple Finch  1 House Sparrow  8 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25852232 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu Date: November 16, 2015 at 12:28:14 AM EST To: deepseagangster@gmail.com Subject: eBird Report - Floyd Bennett Field, Nov 14, 2015
Floyd Bennett Field, Kings, New York, US Nov 14, 2015 2:55 PM - 4:16 PM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) Comments:      Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30 19 species Bufflehead  1 Common Loon  1 Double-crested Cormorant  3 Northern Harrier  1 Sharp-shinned Hawk  2 Laughing Gull  4 Ring-billed Gull  14 Herring Gull  28 Great Black-backed Gull  6 Mourning Dove  17 American Kestrel  1 Tree Swallow  1     Completely white underparts, clean white throat. Dark upperparts. Tapered, slightly forked tail. American Robin  2 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1 White-throated Sparrow  1 Savannah Sparrow  3 Song Sparrow  3 Red-winged Blackbird  2 American Goldfinch  2 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25852237 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Monday, November 9, 2015

November 8th: Fresh Kills Park and Staten Island Locales

Horned Lark, Fresh Kills, photo'd by Janet Zinn


Leader Seth Wollney

Observers: Dave Eib, Peter Dorosh, Mary Eyster, Janet Schumacher, Alexis Clements, Janet Zinn, Alan Baratz, Sandy Paci, Nina Bai


Locations (in order of visit ) : Great Kills Park, Arden Avenue, Mt Loretto Preserve, Fresh Kills Restoration site ( restricted access except permit)


Richmond, Richmond, New York, US
Nov 8, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
25.0 mile(s)
53 species
Brant  X
Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  X
Gadwall  X
American Black Duck  X
Mallard  X
Northern Pintail  32     Mult obs
Long-tailed Duck  X
Bufflehead  X
Common Goldeneye  1     Hen
Hooded Merganser  X
Red-breasted Merganser  X
Red-throated Loon  X
Common Loon  X
Pied-billed Grebe  X
Horned Grebe  24
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  X
Osprey  1     Perched at Great Kills park,mult obs
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper's Hawk  2
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1 
Common Buckeye, photo'd by Janet Zinn

Black-bellied Plover  2
Ruddy Turnstone  1
Dunlin  4
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  X
American Kestrel  1
Blue Jay  X
Horned Lark  2
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Carolina Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  X
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  X
Snow Bunting  3     Flyover
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Field Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Savannah Sparrow  X
Song Sparrow  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X
House Finch  1
House Sparrow  X
Eastern Towhee

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25757858

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


Dunlins at Great Kills, photo'd by Janet Zinn

photo source Janet Zinn
Brooklyn, NY 
www.janetzinnphotography.com

Sunday, November 1, 2015

October 31st : Floyd Bennett Field and Plumb Beach

All photos by Tom; in order species,American Kestrel,Golden crowned Kinglet,Palm Warbler, Swamp Sparrow




Leaders : Tom Stephenson,Heydi Lopes


-----Original Message-----
From: 12toms@gmail.com
To: Peter Dorosh
Cc: Rob Bate ; Bobbi Manian ; Dennis Hrehowsik ; Heydi Lopes
Sent: Sun, Nov 1, 2015 1:33 am
Subject: BBC Walk to FBF and Plumb B


Hi Peter,

We had a beautiful and colorful fall day for our walk to FBF and Plumb Beach yesterday. Heydi kept us on track and we covered a lot of territory. We saw over 60 species with some great highlights including Royal Tern, Nelson's Sparrow, 3 species of falcon, 10 species of sparrow, lots of golden-crowned kinglets,

Here's the list and a couple of photos from an enjoyable day.

Best regards,
Tom


Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Canada Goose
Brant
Mute Swan
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Clapper Rail
Black-bellied Plover
Killdeer
American Oystercatcher
Sanderling
American Woodcock
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Royal Tern
Forster's Tern
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

New Jersey Highlands Weekend Oct 23rd-25th

juvenile White-crowned Sparrow at Glenhurst Meadows, photo'd by Marc Brawer

Leader : Peter Dorosh
Participants : Marc Brawer, Karen O'Hearn, Kathy Toomey, Donna Evans, Paul Chung
Locations in order of visit: day 1 -Glenhurst Meadows, Kittatinny Valley State Park, Andover farm field; day 2- Hyper Hummus Marshes (Paulinskill Trail), Sunrise Mountain hawkwatch /Stokes State Forest , Culver Lake; day 3- Cold Brook Preserve, Robert Stahl Natural Area, Great Swamp NWR

Bald Eagle at Sunrise Mountain, photo'd by Paul Chung

79 species total

Canada Goose

Mute Swan

Wood Duck

American Black Duck

Mallard

Green-winged Teal

Ring-necked Duck  
Eastern Bluebird, photo'd by Paul Chung

Ruddy Duck

Wild Turkey  

Common Loon

Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Golden Eagle

Northern Harrier    
Wilson's Snipe at Culver Lake, photo'd by Paul Chung

Sharp-shinned Hawk   

Cooper's Hawk

Northern Goshawk

Bald Eagle

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk  
Eastern Bluebirds, photo'd Karen O'Hearn

Killdeer

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson's Snipe

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

Mourning Dove  
Long billed Dowitcher, Culver Lake, photo'd by Paul Chung

Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

American Kestrel

Merlin

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay

American Crow

Fish Crow   
White-crowned Sparrow,photo'd by Paul Chung

Horned Lark

Black capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Hermit Thrush

American Robin 
American Kestrel at Great Swamp NWR, photo'd by Marc Brawer

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Common Yellowthroat

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

White-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

   
Eastern Bluebirds,  Robert Stahl Natural Area, photo'd by Marc Brawer
Red-winged Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Common Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

House Finch

Purple Finch

Pine Siskin

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow
Common Raven
Pileated Woodpecker
Rail species ( calling)


Leader hawkwatching on his "pet rock" at Sunrise Mountain Stokes State ForesthForest,
photo'd Karen O'Hearn


Other sightings adult BLACK BEAR  running across Highway 15 (7 am)