Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1st "Thursday Autumn series" Prospect Park

September 1st "Thursday Autumn series" Prospect Park

Trip Leader: Tom Stephenson

Focus: early autumn passerines

From Tom Stephenson leading:

Hi Peter,

Well, we had a good group of about 15 today, all excellent birders and willing to jump across tall trees to find the birds...

All in all it was fairly slow in general. Some good activity in the Vale, indicating some movement last night.

Warbler wise we had 10 species.
Jessie Ross had the Chat on the switchback trail, but we couldn't find it again.

Here's the list of the birds the group had plus a couple of additional species that Elise, Kathy and Emily had on the Peninsula and that I had on my way back from Lookout.

Best regards,


Double-crested Cormorant

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Spotted Sandpiper

Rock Dove

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Wood-Pewee at least 2, both calling

Acadian Flycatcher On Lookout just before butterfly meadown

Warbling Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

House Wren


American Robin

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Northern Parula

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Pine Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Northern Waterthrush

Common Yellowthroat

Canada Warbler

Northern Cardinal

Baltimore Oriole

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow