Category Archives: New York Birding

6/3 – Sterling Forest

I have been making an annual pilgrimage to the Sterling Forest in Tuxedo, NY for the past four years now. Last year, I enjoyed a wonderfully successful trip to this bird-filled location with my fellow young birders from the CTYBC, … Continue reading

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7/30 – GRAY-HOODED GULL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, NY

I was lucky enough to join Nick Bonomo, Dori Sosensky, Roy Harvey and Julian Hough today to chase a GRAY-HOODED GULL (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus) (!!!) that was found at Coney Island, NY on the twenty-fourth. Relocated yesterday, this bird represents only … Continue reading

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6/25 – HOODED CROW, Staten Island, NY

A Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) was first mentioned hanging around the Crookes Point parking lot at Great Kills Park in Staten Island on the twenty-first, although locals had said the “funny-looking” crow had been hanging around for a couple of … Continue reading

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6/12 – CTYBC at Sterling Forest and Rockefeller SP, NY

Today the Connecticut Young Birders Club (CTYBC) journeyed to New York State in search of a few birds that are difficult to see in Connecticut. Our first stop was the Sterling Forest in Tuxedo Park, NY which you might remember … Continue reading

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Varied Thrush, Yellow-breasted Chat, NYC

I was lucky enough to have today off from school and was considering going into New York City to see the Varied Thrush in Central Park. I gave Jim Orrico a call and we decided to give it a go. … Continue reading

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10/23 – Fall Chasing

The recent reports from Connecticut and nearby states had me itching to go after some of them. This past Saturday, I finally got the chance. After staying up late the night before watching the Rangers Yankees game, Dave Hursh, Jim … Continue reading

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8/14, 15 – Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival

I spent the weekend of the 14th at the 5th annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival. It was a great time with some great people, great birds and great weather. I was able to see 15 species of shorebird during the … Continue reading

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