Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Central Park 5/24

On the day before setting off on my Louisiana conference trip I took a morning and birded Central Park for almost certainly the last time this spring migration. Spring migration started with a bang in late April where everything seemed early, then stalled with bad weather in the traditional peak window.

So here we are on May 22nd, and there's still a fair number of adult males singing in the trees: Northern Parula, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Blackpoll Warbler (inevitable), Canada Warbler, American Redstart, one or two Magnolia Warblers, Black-throated Blue Warbler. Adding to the warbler list was Northern Waterthrush and Yellow Warbler. But most species were heard singing, although it was a mix of males and females seen. Migration may have some legs yet, but I'll be away for close to two weeks and I anticipate things will be pretty slow by the time I get back out.

Best bird of the day was a Lincoln's Sparrow at Tanner's Spring.

Chimney Swift
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Swainson's Thrush
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Baltimore Oriole

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