Sunday, May 12, 2013

Brooklyn Birdathon "IMBD" May 11th day results

From BBC Birdathon coordinator Bobbi's  BBC Facebook posting, below are the results of the highest totals with some partial lists. But no matter the tallies, birds win by everyone's participation .Hopefully, I can get a master list from all the teams combined totals to see Brooklyn's high for the day. Congrats and a noble win for conservation.


A truly awesome day yesterday with good friends, good birds and cloud-to-ground lightning! The smart Timberdoodlers stayed in the car. 

The BBC Birdathon early results are in! Six teams reporting so far. Congratulations to the Brooklyn Babblers, netting 121 species in PP, Greenwood, Marine Park, FBF, JBWR west pond trail and Drier Offerman! We forgot to tell them that the champs have to buy all the other teams dinner!

Brooklyn Babblers: 121 (Keir Randall, Tom Stephenson, Chellie Bowman)

Timberdoodlers: 111 (Bobbi Manian, Dennis Hrehowsik, Kristin Costello, Chris Holden)

Wandering Warblers: 84 (Rob Bate, Tracy Meade, Janet Zinn, Alan Baratz, Gerald Layton)

Winter Wrens: 82 (Phil Hoff, Peter Colen, James Buckler, Benjamin Garron-Caine)

Magicicadas: 73 (Stanley Greenberg, Nidhin Cyril, Chris Laskowski)

Intro to Birdwatching: 39 (Michele Dreger's noon walk had 15 adults and 1 child. 7 of the adults were beginners. It was the first warbler migration for some! All 4 vireo's and 7 warblers.


Also congrats to BBC members Sandy Paci, Donna Evans, & Lenore Swenson who birded the birdathon for Starr Saphir memorial with a total of 116 species and $13,000 for the American Bird Conservancy's Cerulean Warbler habitat program, Starr's favorite warbler.

My guess is Brooklyn easily approached 130 species collectively May 11th.Perhaps if I have time, will try a list attempt.



Keir's report

hi Peter

Here's the PP leg of the birdathon for Tom Stephenson, Chellie Bowman and myself (aka The Brooklyn Babblers). 

Prospect Park, Kings, US-NY

May 11, 2013 6:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

83 species (plus Tom got WB Nuthatch and Orchard Oriole = 85)

Canada Goose 2

Mute Swan 5

Wood Duck 2

Mallard 7

Common Loon 1 Flyover, Battle Pass West broken steps.

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Great Blue Heron 1

Great Egret 5

Green Heron 1

Osprey 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Laughing Gull 6

Ring-billed Gull 1

Herring Gull 1

Rock Pigeon 4

Mourning Dove 5

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 High in canopy between Vale/ Nellie's Lawn border and Rose Garden

Chimney Swift 4

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 3

Hairy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2

American Kestrel 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2 One on Lookout (north curve path) and another on Peninsula. Seen well.

Least Flycatcher 1 Ravine

Great Crested Flycatcher 2

Eastern Kingbird 2

White-eyed Vireo 2

Yellow-throated Vireo 1 Lullwater west cove

Blue-headed Vireo 4

Warbling Vireo 7

Red-eyed Vireo 5

Blue Jay 2

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2

Tree Swallow 1

Barn Swallow 5

Black-capped Chickadee 4

Tufted Titmouse 1

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

House Wren 6

Carolina Wren 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3

Veery 3

Swainson's Thrush 2

Wood Thrush 2

American Robin X

Gray Catbird 15

European Starling X

Cedar Waxwing 1

Ovenbird 4

Northern Waterthrush 1

Black-and-white Warbler 6

Nashville Warbler 2

Common Yellowthroat 7

American Redstart 6

Cape May Warbler 2 Vale, Lookout

Northern Parula 11

Magnolia Warbler 4

Blackburnian Warbler 1 Lookout

Yellow Warbler 6

Chestnut-sided Warbler 5

Blackpoll Warbler 4

Black-throated Blue Warbler 8

Palm Warbler (Western) 1 Lullwater west cove, yellow visible on undertail but barely elsewhere.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 26

Black-throated Green Warbler 7

Wilson's Warbler 1 Lullwater west

Chipping Sparrow 1

Swamp Sparrow 2

White-throated Sparrow 8

Scarlet Tanager 2

Northern Cardinal 5

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

Red-winged Blackbird X

Common Grackle 4

Brown-headed Cowbird 2

Baltimore Oriole 6

Pine Siskin 1 With American Goldfinches near Rick's Place

American Goldfinch 6

House Sparrow X


Rob Bate's

Finally getting it together to get you this list.  We, the Wet Weary Wandering Warblers are a tired lot today.  Snowy Egret was a flyover with 3 Great Egrets.  Wonderful day, nice to have the birds back, bad to have to fight Googa Mooga.

84 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  X
Wood Duck  X
Mallard  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Great Blue Heron  X
Great Egret  X
Snowy Egret  X RARE see checklist
Green Heron  X
Black-crowned Night-Heron  X
Osprey  X
Red-tailed Hawk  X
Spotted Sandpiper  X
Laughing Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
Chimney Swift  X
Belted Kingfisher  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Downy Woodpecker  X
Northern Flicker  X
Monk Parakeet  X
Least Flycatcher  X
Empidonax sp.  X
Great Crested Flycatcher  X
Eastern Kingbird  X
White-eyed Vireo  X
Blue-headed Vireo  X
Warbling Vireo  X
Red-eyed Vireo  X
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  X
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  X
Red-breasted Nuthatch  X
House Wren  X
Carolina Wren  X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  X
Veery  X
Swainson's Thrush  X
Hermit Thrush  X
Wood Thrush  X
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  X
Northern Mockingbird  X
European Starling  X
Ovenbird  X
Northern Waterthrush  X
Blue-winged Warbler  X
Black-and-white Warbler  X
Common Yellowthroat  X
American Redstart  X
Cape May Warbler  X
Northern Parula  X
Magnolia Warbler  X
Blackburnian Warbler  X
Yellow Warbler  X
Chestnut-sided Warbler  X
Blackpoll Warbler  X
Black-throated Blue Warbler  X
Palm Warbler  X     Western Palm
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Prairie Warbler  X
Black-throated Green Warbler  X
Wilson's Warbler  X
Eastern Towhee  X
Chipping Sparrow  X
Song Sparrow  X
Swamp Sparrow  X
White-throated Sparrow  X
Scarlet Tanager  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X
Orchard Oriole  X
Baltimore Oriole  X
House Finch  X
American Goldfinch  X
House Sparrow  X