May 18, 2020

Time- 7:10-12:15
Date: 5/18/20
Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Weather: sunny, slight easterly breeze, 65 deg. Fahrenheit
Habitat: seashore/mudflats, marsh land, small wood lots

I tried to pay lesser attention to the everyday street birds such as Cardinals and Robins, but it should be noted that these species were plentiful during my entire visit. The most notable aspect of the visit was the sheer quantities of Red-winged Blackbirds and Tree Swallows... they were everywhere; my count of individuals for those 2 species are definitely on the lower side (as well as for the Canada Goose being that they their flocks were so large they drowned out the background sounds of NYC. Unfortunately, I ended up going down a long path that led me away from the shore and into the forest so I lost my opportunity to see shore species such as pipers and plovers for a good portion of the trip, but when I did see them it was awesome (albeit extremely difficult)!!

Posted by benjaminrosen benjaminrosen, May 18, 2020 22:46

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Herring Gull Larus argentatus

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May 18, 2020

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Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

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May 18, 2020

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

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May 18, 2020

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

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May 18, 2020

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Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor

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May 18, 2020

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

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May 18, 2020

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Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla

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May 18, 2020

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Great Egret Ardea alba

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Common Tern Sterna hirundo

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May 18, 2020

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Peeps, Stints, Knots, and Allies Genus Calidris

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Willet Tringa semipalmata

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Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

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May 18, 2020

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