Sunday, January 2, 2022

Fwd: Bird New Years Day weekend BBC Lists

Lists from leader Paul Keim for New Years Day (Saturday) and 1st Sunday walk.

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Here are the lists Paul gave me for the New Year's Day walk, and the first Sunday walk.

Saturday, Jan 1, 2022 - Prospect Park - 34 Species

Pied Billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Ruddy Duck
Red Tail Hawk
'Herring Gull
Ring Billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
White Breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Blue Jay
American Crow
House Finch
White Throated Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
European Starling
House Sparrow

Sunday, January 2nd - Prospect Park - 30 Species
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Ring Necked Duck
Ruddy Duck
Cooper's Hawk (Paul only - on his way to meet everyone)
Herring Gull
Ring Billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
White Breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Blue Jay
American Crow
House Finch
White Throated Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
European Starling
House Sparrow

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Tweet from Michelle Talich (@michelletalich). Pop-up walk at Coney island gulls led by Dennis and Bobbi

Michelle Talich (@michelletalich) tweeted at 5:38 PM on Sat, Dec 11, 2021:
The @BklynBirdClub Gull ID Pop-up this a.m. was fab! I had lots of fun & learned so much. (Hopefully I can remember some of it๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ฌ) Gulls are fascinating! HUGE thank you to @BobbiInBrooklyn  & @deepseagangster for being so generous with their time & knowledge! #brooklynbirdclub

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

"Splashly Seafowl"- 4 Dec 2021 - Riis Beach/Fort Tilden - 32 species 

( Yellow-rumped Warbler,photo'd by Carol Page)
Trip leader Peter Dorosh
Participants :12

Highlights. Flurry northern gannets, Ravens, close long tailed ducks

( Long-tailed Ducks , photo'd by Terry Kim)

(American Kestrel photo'd by Russ Comeau)

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Fwd: Fw: eBird Report - Governors Island (open year-round), Nov 13, 2021

Leader Matthew Wills

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Date: Sat, Nov 13, 2021, 2:34 PM
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Governors Island (open year-round), Nov 13, 2021
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A beautiful day for a walk. Everyone showed up and enjoyed themselves, I think. (Practically had the ferry to ourselves; only two other people aboard.) Hardly any birds, but we did have a very close encounter with two Red-tails swooping up and over the hill. List from ebird below. Just gulls and a few Mallards & Black Ducks in surrounding waters
Red Admiral and Colias sulphur butterflies; big Differential Grasshopper crossing the road (good Kestrel food; saw what must be the resident male Am Kestrel eating one on Thursday when I scouted the island out). 
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Subject: eBird Report - Governors Island (open year-round), Nov 13, 2021
Governors Island (open year-round), New York, New York, US
Nov 13, 2021 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments: Brooklyn Bird Club Walk
28 species
Canada Goose 4
Mallard 3
American Black Duck 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
Mourning Dove 12
Laughing Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Great Black-backed Gull X
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2 One adult, one juvenile, circling and chasing each other
American Kestrel 1 Male
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 3
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 20
Northern Mockingbird 2
American Robin 1
House Sparrow X
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 3
Chipping Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 4
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Fwd: eBird Report - Floyd Bennett Field, Oct 23, 2021

Leader Heydi Lopes

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From: Roberta Manian <>
Date: Sun, Oct 24, 2021, 9:19 AM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Floyd Bennett Field, Oct 23, 2021
To: Peter Dorosh <>, Heydi <>

Hi Peter,

Heydi's walk yesterday was a lot of fun.  We had a full house with 12 participants (and a long wait list) and were rewarded w/ lots of good birds.  Aviator is closed so we ate on the go.  Everyone had a good time.  i had to leave at 3 and missed the clay colord :-(

Here is the list from Heydi:


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Floyd Bennett Field, Kings, New York, US
Oct 23, 2021 8:44 AM - 4:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:     BBC Walk.
55 species (+1 other taxa)

Brant  32
Canada Goose  4
Mallard  9
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  4
Black-bellied Plover  92
American Golden-Plover  1     Continuing at Archery Rd.  Originally on piling but flew off eventually landing on rocks at end of beach.  Smaller and darker than BBPL, dark rump (vs white in BBPL) seen in flight.
Red Knot  2     Archery Rd. pilings.  Plump shorebird with short greenish/yellowish legs, overall gray in color, a bit smaller than BBPL.
Dunlin  46
Bonaparte's Gull  2     Spotted by Bobbi.  Small delicate gulls, black "earmuff" behind eye.
Laughing Gull  23
Ring-billed Gull  3
Herring Gull  4
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Forster's Tern  26     Flagged for count.  1x1 count on Archery Rd. pilings and boat launch.
Royal Tern  1     On Archery Rd. pilings.  Large tern with orange bill and shaggy black crest.  Pic.
Great Cormorant  1
Double-crested Cormorant  59
Northern Harrier  2
Cooper's Hawk  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3
American Kestrel  2
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue-headed Vireo  1
crow sp.  3
Common Raven  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  5
Golden-crowned Kinglet  12
Brown Creeper  4
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  40
Gray Catbird  3
Hermit Thrush  2
American Robin  19
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  1
Chipping Sparrow  4
Clay-colored Sparrow  1     Thanks to Karen O. for the heads-up.  In N40.  Small cute sparrow similar to CHSP, but with pale lores dark malar.  Photo.
Field Sparrow  6
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  24
White-crowned Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  42
Vesper Sparrow  3     In beach grass nursery.  All 3 together. Biggish sparrow with smallish bill, white eye-ring, streaked breast.  Pics of 2.
Savannah Sparrow  9
Song Sparrow  11
Swamp Sparrow  4
Eastern Towhee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  12
Palm Warbler (Yellow)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  34
Northern Cardinal  2

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Toms Thursday BBC Walk

Leader Tom Stephenson

Hi Peter, and everyone.
A beautiful Fall day with lots of great flowers and a nice breeze. It was only moderately birdy, but we had some very good finds.
Eleanor, trying to raise the bar after her phalarope find, first spotted a Connecticut Warbler, south of the Sparrow Bowl; and she also heard a pipit fly-over which we eventually re-heard and found in the muddy area across from the ball fields. Some of our other newer birders were also great spotters. 

We ended up with 59 species including 11 species of warblers. Other highlights included 3 Nashville Warblers, many Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 3 Brown Creepers, and a small kettle of raptors including an Osprey, 1 or 2 Red-shouldered Hawks, and some Red-tails.

Here's the list. Sad that migration is finally winding down. We're going to have to do some duck walks soon!

Best regards,

Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Ruddy Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Herring Gull
Rock Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 12, 2021

Tuesday BBC walk

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From: Sheila Friedman <>
Date: Tue, Oct 12, 2021, 2:39 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 12, 2021
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Cc: Roberta Manian <>, <>, Ryan Goldberg <>, <>

Hi Peter,
  Our Tuesday "Friends' Walk" went very well! We saw a respectable number of warblers, several raptors and splendid sparrows. The walk was action- packed starting with many ducks fleeing the lake at the moment a Cooper's Hawk arrived- to a Raven flying upside down a few times to delight us!
  A very cordial group as well.
            Sheila Friedman
           Kathy Toomey

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Date: October 12, 2021 at 1:25:17 PM EDT
To: Sheila Friedman <>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 12, 2021

With a slight correction 

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Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Oct 12, 2021
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Prospect Park, Kings, New York, US
Oct 12, 2021 7:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:     Tuesday BBC walk
44 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  10
Mute Swan  3
Wood Duck  11
Mallard  29
American Black Duck  3
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)  1
Ruddy Duck  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  8
Mourning Dove  4
Chimney Swift  12     Seen together
gull sp.  3
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Blue-headed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  6
Common Raven  1     Heard, then later seen over the Sparrowbowl.  We saw it roll over in mid flight
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  8
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Carolina Wren  4
European Starling  8
Gray Catbird  1
Hermit Thrush  3
American Robin  6
House Sparrow  20
American Goldfinch  6
Dark-eyed Junco  1
White-throated Sparrow  4
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  6
Swamp Sparrow  5
Eastern Towhee  1
Common Grackle  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Northern Parula  1
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler  14
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  4

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Fwd: eBird -- Prospect Park -- Oct 9, 2021

BBC Walk led by Dennis

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From: Dennis Hrehowsik <>
Date: Sat, Oct 9, 2021, 8:17 PM
Subject: eBird -- Prospect Park -- Oct 9, 2021
To: Dennis Hrehowsik <>, Peter Dorosh <>, Ryan Goldberg <>, Tom Stephenson <>, Roberta <>


Great walk today with birds representing a wide range of fall species for a total of 76, a high count for the season. We had all tree falcons five woodpeckers, green wing teal a selection of warblers as well as scarlet tanager, rose breasted grosbeak, savanna sparrow, raven truly a great variety and a really fun group. Ok one walk to go looking forward.


Prospect Park
Oct 9, 2021
12:03 PM
3.00 miles
420 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.6.4 Build 2.6.36

40 Canada Goose
6 Mute Swan
14 Wood Duck
1 Northern Shoveler
20 Mallard
5 American Black Duck
4 Green-winged Teal
8 Ruddy Duck
1 Pied-billed Grebe
7 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
2 Mourning Dove
3 Chimney Swift
1 American Coot
1 Ring-billed Gull
3 Herring Gull
2 Common Loon
20 Double-crested Cormorant
2 Great Blue Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
2 Cooper's Hawk
5 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 American Kestrel
1 Merlin
1 Peregrine Falcon
1 diurnal raptor sp.
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee -- Seen together on hammerhead one heard singing
2 Eastern Phoebe
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
16 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
1 Common Raven
2 Black-capped Chickadee
12 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4 Golden-crowned Kinglet
1 Brown Creeper
1 House Wren
1 Carolina Wren
5 European Starling
6 Gray Catbird
2 Northern Mockingbird
1 Hermit Thrush
25 American Robin
10 Cedar Waxwing
35 House Sparrow
2 House Finch
1 American Goldfinch
3 Dark-eyed Junco
4 White-throated Sparrow
1 Savannah Sparrow
5 Song Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
1 Baltimore Oriole
4 Red-winged Blackbird
4 Common Grackle
2 Northern Waterthrush
3 Black-and-white Warbler -- South side of lake
5 Common Yellowthroat
5 Northern Parula
5 Magnolia Warbler
2 Yellow Warbler -- One three sisters one hammerhead
3 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Palm Warbler (Western)
17 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Scarlet Tanager
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Indigo Bunting

Number of Taxa: 76

Dennis W Hrehowsik
President Brooklyn Bird Club

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Fwd: BBC Thursday walk recap

Ryan Goldberg leading

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Date: Thu, Oct 7, 2021, 2:28 PM
Subject: Thursday walk recap
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Cc: Tom Stephenson <>, Dennis Hrehowsik <>, Bobbi Manian <>

Hi Peter,

Here is the checklist from today's walk:

We had another excellent day, with 70 species overall -- and we only glanced at the north side of the lake before breaking up close to 1 PM. The highlight was by far one of the best raptor flights I've seen within the park: 7 species in total, including 6 peregrines, four of them together over the Long Meadow. This flight line seemed to run over Lookout too, since around noon we had a 10-minute rush with red-tails, ospreys, sharpies, cooper's, kestrel and peregrine. After coming down Lookout, two ravens were riding the thermals above the hill too.

The Dickcissel was still hanging around ballfields 2 and 3, and we also found a Yellow-billed Cuckoo in the Sparrow Bowl. The western edge of the Long Meadow from north of the Picnic House to the ballfields was excellent.