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Northern Gannet Show in New York Harbor

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… The post Northern Gannet Show in New York Harbor appeared first on 10,000 Birds. After all, it’s not every day that you more than double the all time high count for a species in your home county, and it is definitely not every day that you get to witness a spectacle like a 12,000-strong gannet feeding frenzy!

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Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City–A Book Review

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Everyone is looking back on their best birds of 2019, so I thought it would be a good idea to look at a book that looks back a little further: Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City , by P. Natural areas include Pelham Bay Park, Van Cortlandt Park, Woodlawn Cemetery, New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo.

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Wood Sandpiper in New York

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A couple of weeks ago a group of New York’s better birders were out birding in Suffolk County when one of the four found an interesting shorebird, one which she couldn’t identify immediately. New York State’s second Wood Sandpiper was a sixteen-hour-wonder, with most of that time being the overnight hours.

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New York State’s First Common Greenshank

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Well, I made a list: Timber Point Country Club is in Suffolk County, New York, about forty-five minutes from my house in Queens provided traffic isn’t too bad. I had never seen a Common Greenshank in New York. … The post New York State’s First Common Greenshank appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Willow Ptarmigan in Jefferson County, New York!

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On Thursday, 24 April, Eugene Nichols was minding his own business, birding along the shore of Lake Ontario on Point Peninsula, in the far northern reaches of New York State. He contacted Jeff Bolsinger, a top birder from northern New York, and they went to the site and refound the bird the next day. What’s next?

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New York City Park Department Contractor Tears Up Imperiled Sparrows Home

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A New York City Parks Department contractor just wiped out a breeding population of sparrows in tons of trouble already, on land owned by the parks department that was supposed to be protected as “Forever Wild.” Still, I think we New York birders need to push for it. Another is in the works. .

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ABA Field Guide to Birds of New York Giveaway!

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The American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of New York by Corey Finger, birder, blogger, and co-emperor of 10,000 Birds, with photographs by Brian E. If you’ve never birded New York State, send me a brief description of a bird you would like to see in the state and why. It’s here! It’s here!

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