Monthly Archives: May 2019

Wallkill River NWR (New York)

I spent a productive morning at the above refuge this morning.  I had all the birds that have recently been reported including Common Gallinule, American and Least Bittern, Sora, Virginia Rail and more.  I dipped on American Coot, which oddly … Continue reading

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Common Mergansers have hatched!

This morning I was meeting some friends at the Bashakill to bird. I had to go to Monticello first, so I got out early to check some hot spots.  Eventually I worked my way along the Neversink River at Bridgeville.  … Continue reading

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Another good day!

When I checked last nights radar this morning, it looked like there might have been some decent migration in our area in spite of the dismal forecast.  We did have showers overnight and winds out of the southwest, so I … Continue reading

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New York City Linnaean Society Annual Bashakill Warbler Walk.

This morning I lead the above walk for the Linnaean Society Group.  We have done this spring walk for many years now. This year it had to be canceled from its original date due to heavy rains and high winds.  … Continue reading

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Bashakill Mourning Warbler!

I was birding the Bashakill this morning and having a rather quiet day migration wise when I got a call from Scott Baldinger that he had found a singing male MOURNING WARBLER at the Deli Fields!  I had birded there … Continue reading

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Much quieter

The last several days have produced unfavorable conditions for migration and it has shown in the field.  Little has been happening and only a small number of migrants have been noted.  That said, I have gotten a few good birds.  … Continue reading

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Orange County Break 100 results!

Team #1 Kathy Ashman, Scott Baldinger, Joyce Depew and Mary Buskey – 131 species! Team #2 Ajit and Liza Antony, Bob Slechta – 123 species Team #3 Karen Miller, Lisa O’Gorman, John Haas, Matt Zeitler – 116 species Team # … Continue reading

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