Results of 2nd Annual Starr Saphir Fall Bird Walk

Walk leader Lenore Swenson offers this report:

The 2nd Annual Starr Saphir Memorial Fall Migration Walk on October 12, 2014, started off sunny and cool. Early on, birds were very active, darting around quickly and getting hidden in the still leafy trees, making some difficult to see. Our group of 18 went through the north end of Central Park – the Pool, Great Hill, the Loch, Wildflower Meadow, Grassy Knoll, the Meer, and ended at the compost area near the Conservatory Garden with an unsuccessful search for a reported American Pipit there. We did, however, have a flyover adult Bald Eagle and a cooperative Indigo Bunting as consolation prizes. Starr would have been delighted with the beautiful day in her “office”, the touch of fall color, and the 55 species recorded.

1. Canada Goose
2. Gadwall
3. Mallard
4. Northern Shoveler
5. Bald Eagle
6. Red-tailed Hawk
7. American Kestrel (heard)
8. Ring-billed Gull
9. Herring Gull
10. Rock Pigeon
11. Mourning Dove
12. Red-bellied Woodpecker
13. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
14. Downy Woodpecker
15. Northern Flicker
16. Eastern Wood-Pewee
17. Eastern Phoebe
18. Blue-headed Vireo
19. Blue Jay
20. American Crow
21. Fish Crow
22. Black-capped Chickadee
23. Tufted Titmouse
24. Red-breasted Nuthatch
25. White-breasted Nuthatch
26. House Wren
27. Winter Wren
28. Golden-crowned Kinglet
29. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
30. Hermit Thrush
31. Wood Thrush
32. American Robin
33. Gray Catbird
34. Northern Mockingbird
35. European Starling
36. Cedar Waxwing
37. Nashville Warbler
38. Black-throated Blue Warbler
39. Yellow-rumped Warbler
40. Palm Warbler
41. American Redstart
42. Common Yellowthroat
43. Eastern Towhee
44. Chipping Sparrow
45. Field Sparrow
46. Song Sparrow
47. Swamp Sparrow
48. White-throated Sparrow
49. Dark-eyed Junco
50. Northern Cardinal
51. Indigo Bunting
52. Common Grackle
53. House Finch
54. American Goldfinch
55. House Sparrow

Also: Eastern Gray Squirrel, Eastern Chipmunk, Raccoon, Red-eared Slider, Cabbage White, Common Green Darner