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 Last Updated 9/29/14

The damaged West Pond, photo by Seth Ausubel
The damaged West Pond
photo by Seth Ausubel

Jamaica Bay's
West Pond:
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by Seth Ausubel

Red Knots, photo by Carena Pooth
Red Knots
photo by Carena Pooth

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Golden-winged Warbler, photo by Benjamin Van Doren
Golden-winged Warbler
photo by Benjamin Van Doren

Range Changes for Golden-winged & Blue-winged Warblers
by John Confer

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1977 - 2011
Gray-hooded Gull, photo by Mark S. Szantyr
Gray-hooded Gull, Coney Island
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Looking for the White-eyed Vireo at Muttontown Preserve, photo by Carena Pooth
Spotting a White-eyed Vireo
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photo by Carena Pooth

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What a great weekend!

NYSOA Annual Meeting 2013

NYSOA 67th Annual Meeting
and New State York Birders Conference
Hosted by Cayuga Bird Club
September 19-21, 2014

Participants enjoyed an amazing reception Friday evening at the Cornell Lab or Ornithology, including behind-the-scenes tours and presentations; great field trips on Saturday and Sunday mornings; a varied and engaging paper & poster session Saturday afternoon; and a wonderful banquet Saturday night highlighed by award presentations and a fascinating presentation by Dr. Bridget Stutchbury called Frequent Fliers: New Discoveries in Bird Migration. Stay tuned for more details, but in the meantime we have posted:

Top Highlights
NYSOA Fall Birding Weekend
on Long Island
September 27-28, 2014

Our preliminary species total for the weekend was 114 species.  The highlight was undoubtedly a male Golden-winged Warbler seen well by all on Sunday at Alley Park, Queens County.  Other highlights follow.

Saturday September 27:
Jones Beach West End - 1 juvenile American Golden Plover, 450 American Oystercatchers, 1 Royal Tern, 8 Pine Siskins.
Cedar Beach Marina, Town of Babylon, Suffolk County - 115 Great Egrets.
Robert Moses State Park, Suffolk County - 3 Royal Terns Route 105
Sod Fields, Riverhead, Suffolk County - 1 American Golden Plover, 14 Turkey Vultures.
Edwards Av. Sod Field, 1/4 mile north of Route 25 on west side - 8 American Golden Plovers, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 10 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 30 Turkey Vultures.

Sunday September 28:
Alley Park - Golden-winged warbler, Worm-eating Warbler (late), Cape May Warbler.
Jamaica Bay, East Pond - continuing drake Eurasian Wigeon, 125 Snowy Egrets, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper

Thanks to all who participated and to my co-leader, Mary Normandia.

Seth Ausubel
Forest Hills, NY

The objectives of the New York State Ornithological Association are to document the ornithology of New York State; to foster interest in and appreciation of birds; and to protect birds and their habitats.

Individuals as well as clubs/organizations are welcome to join and will enjoy the benefits of membership, including subscriptions to NYSOA's quarterly journal, The Kingbird, and its newsletter, New York Birders.  NYSOA also offers its individual members a discounted rate of $25 annually (40% off the regular rate of $42) for a subscription to the online version of the The Birds of North America

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