New York State Avian Records Committee

a committee of the New York State Ornithological Association

Gallery of New York Rarities
Western Meadowlark

Discovered by Ken Rosenberg on 8 April 2000, this male Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) maintained a territory for most of April (at least) in farmland near Dryden Lake in Tompkins County.

Adult male Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta), 21 April 2000, near Dryden Lake, Tompkins County, New York. Video-still copyright of Angus Wilson 2000

View of West Lake Road, South of Dryden New York. The Western Meadowlark was often seen singing from the telephone line (on left) at several points along this road. Video-still copyright of Angus Wilson 2000

A superb series of digital camera images of this bird, together with some very useful discussion of separation from Eastern Meadowlark, can be found on NYSARC member Kevin McGowan's homepage.

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