Friday, July 10, 2015

June Recap and July Predictions

Sorry I've gone so long without posting. It's just that there aren't many birds around to see. Anyway, in June I added to the year list 4 great species: Common Raven, Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, Common Tern, and Killdeer. With these difficult to find birds checked off the list, there are only 3 known possibilities for the rest of July.

Laughing Gull (Many sites)
Snowy Egret (Flyovers)
Spotted Sandpiper (Early migrants)

I think Laughing Gull is the easiest of the three, being seen often in the harbor and at the Central Park Reservoir. Snowy Egrets nest in the city and often flyover sites such as Randall's Island and Central Park. Spotted Sandpipers are early migrants, but become more common later in summer. I hope to see something good this month!