This spring in Central Park has been glorious, with a hint of avian mystery! The usual early warblers — Pine, Palm, Yellow-rumped, and Louisiana Waterthrush — have been coming through in good numbers (especially Palms). A few unusually early arrivals have been noted on my walks, including a Great Crested Flycatcher on the Great Hill on April 3rd and a Chimney Swift on April 10th. Lenore Swenson and I had a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the Oven on March 3rd, before the walks began. Highlights most recently were a Snowy Egret flyover on Monday; a Belted Kingfisher on Tuesday; a male Rusty Blackbird at the Gill; and our first Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in the Ramble on Wednesday, April 11th. In total we’ve had 64 species in the last two weeks. Come join us on these walks!
Complete list from the walks: