Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bashakill Sparrows 10/28/11

This morning I found two Vesper Sparrows on Haven Road. There were also Song and Swamp Sparrows, and a flyover American Pipit. Scott Baldinger came by to see them and told me he had his first of the season Fox … Continue reading

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Sullivan County Birding – Great day!

This morning, Arlene Borko and I worked all the birding hotspots around the county. We had a great day. We covered Yankee Lake, Kiamesha Lake, Wanasink Lake, Morningside Park, Neversink Reservoir, Rondout Reservoir and Swan Lake, Bashakill and Hilldale Pond. … Continue reading

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Summitville Hawk Watch

Today, 10/16/11, was one of our best days this season. We had our first GOLDEN EAGLES of the season (4) and a total of 10 species numbering 87 birds. Three Peregrine Falcons was good for one day. Besides the hawks, … Continue reading

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Bashakill Horned Grebe

Its hard to imagine, but passerine (warblers, sparrows etc.) migration is nearing an end. With that end, new families of birds will begin to pass through, most notably at the Bashakill will be waterfowl. On October 7th, Barbara and Al … Continue reading

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Northern Wheatear WNWR Oil City Road

Another shot of the Wheatear

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Orange County Northern Wheatear

This morning, 10/7/11, Rob Stone found a Northern Wheatear on the dirt road directly across from the viewing platform at the Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge on Oil City Road in Orange County. This is yet another first record for Orange … Continue reading

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McDonald Road Migration

McDonald Road is off Rt. 209 one mile north of Wurtsboro. This is often a migration hot spot, and it certainly has been the last few days. An abundance of sparrows were found among 32 species seen there this morning. … Continue reading

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