Phil's NYC List




Common Name Latin Name Notes
Red-Throated Loon Gavia stellata Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Common Loon Gavia immer Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Jamaica Bay
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis Staten Island
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Riis Park
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Jamaica Bay
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Jamaica Bay, Floyd Bennett Field
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus Central Park
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodius Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Great Egret Casmerodius albus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis LIFE: Dreier-Offerman/Calvert Vaux Park
Snowy Egret Egretta thula Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Green Heron Butorides virescens Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Jamaica Bay
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor LIFE: Jamaica Bay
Yellow-crowned Night Heron Nyctanassa violaceus Jamaica Bay, Central Park
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Canada Goose Branta canadensis Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii Mt Loretto-Staten Island
Brant Goose Branta bernicla Jamaica Bay, Roosevelt Island, Central Park
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons Staten Island
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Ross's Goose Chen rossii LIFE: Jamaica Bay
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Wood Duck Aix sponsa Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Gadwall Anas strepera Central Park, Jamaica Bay
American Black Duck Anas rubripes Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope Jamaica Bay
American Wigeon Anas americana Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Redhead Aythya americana Jamaica Bay
Canvasback Aythya valisineria Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Greater Scaup Aythya marila Jamaica Bay
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Central Park, Jamaica Bay
King Eider Somateria spectabilis Jamaica Bay, Broad Channel
Common Eider Somateria mollissima Staten Island
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Staten Island, Jamaica Bay
Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica Jamaica Bay
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Common Merganser Mergus merganser Central Park, Staten Island
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata Riis Park
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca LIFE: Jamaica Bay
Black Scoter Melanitta americana Riis Park
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Central Park Hawk Watch, 9/18/99
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipter striatus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Cooper's Hawk Accipter cooperii Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus Central Park Hawk Watch, 10/29/99
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus Central Park Hawk Watch, 9/18/99
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis Central Park, Jamaica Bay
American Kestrel Falco sparverius Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Merlin Falco columbarius Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo Battery Park, Central Park
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianis colchicus Central Park
Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris Jamaica Bay
Sora Porzana carolina Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica Prospect Park
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Jamaica Bay
American Coot Fulica americana Central Park, Jamaica Bay
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus Jamaica Bay
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Jamaica Bay, Staten Islad
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipamatus Jamaica Bay
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Jamaica Bay
American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica Jamaica Bay
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica LIFE: Jamaica Bay
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa Jamaica Bay
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Jamaica Bay
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Jamaica Bay
Red Knot Calidris canutus Jamaica Bay
Sanderling Calidris alba Jamaica Bay, Staten Island
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata Central Park
American Woodcock Scolopax minor Jamaica Bay, Central Park
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus Jamaica Bay
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus LIFE: Jamaica Bay
Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus Jamaica Bay
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Jamaica Bay
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus Jamaica Bay
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis Jamaica Bay
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima Brooklyn
Dunlin Calidris alpina Jamaica Bay, Staten Island
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis Jamaica Bay
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii Jamaica Bay
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Jamaica Bay
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri Jamaica Bay
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis LIFE: Jamaica Bay
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Jamaica Bay
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata LIFE: Jamaica Bay
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana Jamaica Bay
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor Jamaica Bay
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Jamaica Bay
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Herring Gull Larus argentatus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus Central Park
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia Riis Park, Jamaica Bay
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus Prospect Park
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica Jamaica Bay
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia Jamaica Bay
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Jamaica Bay
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri Jamaica Bay
Least Tern Sterna antillarum Jamaica Bay
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Jamaica Bay
Razorbill Alca torda Riis Park
Rock Dove Columba livia Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Barn Owl Tyto alba USA: Jamaica Bay, Central Park
Eastern Screech-Owl Otus asio LIFE: Central Park
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus Central Park
Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca Breezy Point
Barred Owl Strix varia Central Park 11/17/12
Long-eared Owl Asio otus Central Park
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LIFE: Central Park
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus Central Park
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis LIFE: Central Park
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus LIFE: Central Park
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica Central Park
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Calliope Hummingbird Stellula calliope LIFE: Fort Tryon
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus Central Park
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus LIFE: Central Park
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus Central Park
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus Central Park
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi LIFE: Central Park
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens LIFE: Jamaica Bay; Alley Pond Park, Prospect Park
Great-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus Central Park
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris LIFE: Central Park
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii LIFE: Jamaica Bay
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus Central Park
Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii West Village
Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans Floyd Bennett Field
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Jamaica Bay, Central Park
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Central Park
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum Central Park, Jamaica Bay
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons Central Park
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus Central Park
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus LIFE: Central Park
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Black and White Warbler Mniotilta varia Central Park, Jamaica Bay
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera LIFE: Central Park
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Central Park
Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina LIFE: Central Park
Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis celata Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Northern Parula Parula americana LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina LIFE: Central Park
Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Black-throated Gray Warbler Setophaga nigrescens Forest Park
Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica Central Park
Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea LIFE: Central Park
Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Cerulean Warbler Setophaga cerulea LIFE: Central Park
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea Central Park
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorus LIFE: Central Park
Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii LIFE: Forest Park
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla LIFE: Central Park
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus LIFE: Central Park
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis LIFE: Central Park
Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia LIFE: Central Park
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina LIFE: Central Park
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Starling Sternus vulgaris Central Park, Jamaica Bay
American Pipit Anthus rubescens Inwood Hill Park
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata Central Park, Jamaica Bay
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus Jamaica Bay
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus Central Park
House Wren Troglodytes aedon Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Marsh Wren Cistothorus platensis Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Central Park
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa Central Park
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Eastern Bluebird Sialis sialis Central Park 11/17/12
American Robin Turdus migratorius Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius Central Park
Veery Catharus fuscescens LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus LIFE: Central Park
Bicknell's Thrush Catharus bicknelli LIFE: Central Park
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus LIFE: Central Park
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus Central Park
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina Central Park
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Black-capped Chickadee Parus atricapilla Central Park
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor Central Park
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis Central Park
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Brown Creeper Certhia americana LIFE: Central Park
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna Jamaica Bay
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius tricolor Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus LIFE: Central Park
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major Jamaica Bay
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius Central Park
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Scott's Oriole Icterus parisorum Union Sq Park
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra Central Park
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana Central Park
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus Central Park
Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea Central Park
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea Central Park
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris Prospect Park
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus LIFE: Central Park
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus Central Park, LIFE: Jamaica Bay
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Central Park
American Tree Sparrow Spizelloides arborea Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida Central Park
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus Central Park
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus nelsoni (nelsoni) Central Park
Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus caudacutus Central Park
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca Central Park
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys Central Park, Jamaica Bay
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana LIFE: Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii LIFE: Central Park
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia Central Park, Jamaica Bay
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis Jamaica Bay, Breezy Point