Sunday, August 19, 2012

Prospect August 19th, first warbler wave

The first significant push of fall warblers occurred today with GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER topping the list of a reported 18 species warblers documeneted by birders in Prospect and Greenwood Cemetery.
The Golden -winged was a male seen on the Peninsula, by the pink beach. Other notable warbler species were CAPE MAY, WILSON's,WORM-EATING,BLUE-WINGED,CANADA and numerous CHESTNUT-SIDED along with abundant AMERICAN REDSTARTs to add on .

From Adam Welz:
with observers KeirRandall and Tom Stephenson

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Date: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 5:11 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Prospect Park, Aug 19, 2012

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY
Aug 19, 2012 7:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Overcast, still, birded mostly with Keir Randall. Very
good passerine migration day.
57 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  X
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  9
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  2
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  1
gull sp. (Larinae sp.)  1
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  X
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  3
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  20     approx count. One group of
8 seen moving together, numerous other singles.
Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.)  5
Eastern Wood Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  3
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)  1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)  5
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  X
crow sp. (Corvus sp. (crow sp.))  1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  X
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  15     approx,
conservative count. All over the place.
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  2
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X     abundant
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  X     abundant
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  6
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  X
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  3     2 seen together near 3 Arches
Bridge, then another on Peninsula
Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)  1
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  2
Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)  1
Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera)  1     Peninsula! Keir
Randall and Tom Stephenson both got photos.
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  25     approx count
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  3
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  80     approx, conservative count
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)  1     single male at tip of
Peninsula in conifers. Photographed by Tom Stephenson.
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  8
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  20     approx count. abundant.
Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)  1
Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis)  6

Northern parula
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  X
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  X
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  X
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)  1     Lookout meadow area
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  X     abundant
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (
From Kathy Toomey:

date = 2012/08/19
site = Prospect Park
observers = Kathy Toomey, Emily Goldstein, Ann Murray joined us for a while

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Red-tailed Hawk
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Downy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo heard
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Worm-eating Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler
American Redstart
Black-and-white Warbler
Canada Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler   Peninsula
Wilson's Warbler

Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Baltimore Oriole
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Empidonax sp.