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Winter 2019-2020

The temperature for the period was above average with little precipitation. There were some nice sightings for the period such as the long staying Snow Goose in Phillipsport and the Canvasback found at the Bashakill on 2/7. With the exception of American Goldfinches in a few locations winter finches were very scare and birds such as Evening Grosbeaks and Common Redpolls were completely absent. The bird of the period was the Northern Shrike reported by Steven Sulzer. This species used to be annual in the county but now is a very rare visitor to the county.


SNOW GOOSE – 1 Phillipsport 12/26-1/419 (JH,SB & many oth. observ.
CANADA GOOSE – 44 Wurtsboro 12/5 (AB); 330 Bashakill 12/20 (SB);
650 Bashakill 1/10 (SB)
MUTE SWAN – 1 Rondout Res. 12/31 (RuS); 1 Rondout Res. 1/1 (SB);
1 Haven Rd. 1/10 (SB)
GADWALL - 1 Haven Rd. 2/7 (JH,SB)
AMERICAN WIGEON – 1 Bashakill 2/11 (JH,SB)
AM. BLACK DUCK – 21 Rondout Res. 12/29 (SB); 7 Rondout Res. 12/31 (RuS);
32 Bashakill 1/10 (SB)
MALLARD – 90 Neversink Dam 12/2 (RM); 26 Wurtsboro 12/5 (AB);
25 Rondout Res. 12/31 (RuS)
N. PINTAIL - 16 Basha 2/7-2/14 (JH,SB & oths); 6 Rondout Res 2/13 (JH)

Canvasback. 2/7. (JH)
G.W. TEAL - 1 Nissenbaum Rd. 12/15 (JH); 2 Bashakill 2/11-2/13 (JH,SB)
CANVASBACK - 1 Bashakill 2/7 (JH)
RING-NECKED DUCK – 2 Rondout Res. 12/29 (SB); 2 Rondout Res. 12/31 (RuS)
GR. SCAUP - 1 Swan Lk. 11/25 (SB); 1 Rio Res. 1/19 (JH,AB); 3 Rondout Res. 2/13 (JH)

LONG-TAILED DUCK - 1 Rondout Res. 12/29 (SB);
2 Rondout Res. 12/28 - 1/13 (JH & others)
BUFFLEHEAD – 15 Rondout Res. 11/20 (RuS); 12 Rondout Res. 11/25 (SB);
6 Rondout Res. 12/29 (SB)
C. GOLDENEYE –2 Swan Lk. 11/25 (SB); 41 Rondout Res. 12/29 (SB);
16 Rondout Res. 12/31 (RuS)
H. MERGANSER – 23 Swan Lk. 11/25 (SB); 7 Rondout Res. 12/29 (SB);
2 Rondout Res. 12/31 (RuS)
C. MERGANSER - 300 Lk. Superior 11/29 (SB); 34 Rondout Res. 12/29 (SB);
20 Rondout Res. 12/31 (RuS)
W. TURKEY – 8 Yulan 12/5 (SG); 15 Wurtsboro 1/5 (AB); 7 Yulan 2/5 (SG);
3 Liv. Manor 2/5 (KH)

Great Blue Heron. 1/3. (SB)
PIED-BILLED GREBE - 1 Kiamesha Lk. 12/4 (SB)
GR. BL. HERON - 2 Phillipsport Marsh 1/3 (SB)
BLACK VULTURE – 2 Resnick Rd. 12/2 (JH); 2 Deli Fields 1/2 (RD,JH,SB)
B. EAGLE –15 Bashakill 12/18 (SB); 3 Rondout Res. 12/31 (RuS); 1 Callicoon Ctr. 1/12 (ML)
N. HARRIER - 1 South Rd. 12/12 (SB)
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK – 1 Bashakill 12/6 (SB)
COOPER'S HAWK – 1 Parksville 12/5 (SS); 1 Neversink 12/20 (RuS);
1 Monticello 1/5 (DM)
R-T HAWK – 1 Nissenbaum Road 1/4 (SB); 1 Wurtsboro 1/5 (AB)
GOLDEN EAGLE - 1 Bashakill 1/22 (JH); 1 Robisch Hill Rd. 2/5 (JH);
2 Peters Rd, Fremont 2/12 (JH)
RING-BILLED GULL – 84 Kiamesha Lk. 12/4 (SB); 82 Rondout Res. 12/29 (SB); 20 Rondout Res. 12/31 (RuS)
MOURNING DOVE – 12 Roscoe 12/5 (MG); 28 Kiamesha Lk. 12/5 (LS);
15 Monticello 12/23 (PC); 40 Liv. Manor 2/8 (KH)
E. SCREECH OWL - 1 Wurtsboro 12/12 - 1/20 (JH)
GREAT HORNED OWL – 1 Woodbo. 1/5 (RM); 2 Bash.2/2-2/17 (JH,LV)
B. KINGFISHER – 1 Rondout Res. 11/20 (RuS); 1 Bashakill 12/23 (SB);
2 Phillipsport Marsh 1/1 (SB)
R-B WOODPECKER – 2 South Rd. 12/5 (SB); 1 Yulan 12/5 (SG);
1 Woodbourne 12/5 (RM)
D. WOODPECKER – 4 South Rd. 12/5 (SB); 2 Parksville 12/5 (SS);
2 Woodbourne 12/5 (RM)
H. WOODPECKER - 3 Lk. Superior 11/25 (SB); 4 Parksville 12/5 (SS);
2 Liv. Manor 2/5 (KH)
N. FLICKER – 1 Phillipsport Marsh 1/1 (SB)
PIL. WOODPECKER – 1 Yulan 12/5 (SG); 1 Monticello 12/24 (PC);
3 Bashakill 1/2 (SB); 1 Liv. Manor 1/25 (KH)
EASTERN PHOEBE - 1 Bashakill 1/30 - 2/2 (JH)
NORTHERN SHRIKE - 1 Parksville 2/9 (SS)
B. JAY –7 Parksville 12/5 (SS); 12 Claryville 12/5 (CB); 7 Monticello 1/5 (PC);
10 Liv. Manor 2/5 (KH)
AMER. CROW – 5 Yulan 12/5 (SG); 3 Parksville 12/5 (SS); 9 Bash.1/5 (SB)
FISH CROW - 2 Wurtsboro 12/31 (SB); 3 (max) Wurtsb.12-21 - 2/15 (JH)
COMMON RAVEN – 1 Lk. Superior 11/25 (SB); 1 Rondout Res. 1/1 (SB);
1 Woodbourne 1/5 (RM)
HORNED LARK – 1 Hankins 12/8 (JH); 2 SCCC 2/13 (JH)
B.-C. CHICKADEE – 7 Claryville 12/5 (CB); 4 Parksville 12/5 (SS);
5 Yulan 1/5 (SG) TUFTED TITMOUSE – 6 Yulan 12/5 (SG);
5 Barryville 12/5 (JK); 14 Bashakill 12/23 (SB)
R-B. NUTHATCH – 1 Monticello 2/12 (PC)
W.B. NUTHATCH – 4 South Rd. 12/5 (SB); 2 Yulan 12/5 (SG); 4 Woodbourne 1/5 (RM)
B. CREEPER – 2 Bash.12/24 (SB); 1 Yulan 1/5 (SG); 1 Liv. Manor 2/5 (KH)

Winter Wren. 12/31.
(Tom Meyers)
CAROLINA WREN – 2 South Rd. 12/5 (SB); 1 Yulan 12/5 (SG); 2 Barryville 12/5 (JK)
WINTER WREN – 3 Bashakill 12/23 (SB); 4 Bashakill 12/24 (SB); 1 Rondout Res. 12/29 (SB)
GOLDEN-CR. KINGLET – 2 Rondout Res. 12/29 (SB); 3 Phillipsport Marsh 1/3 (SB)
RUBY-CR. KINGLET - 1 Bashakill 12/20 (SB)
E BLUEBIRD – 1 Parksville 12/5 (SS); 5 Deli Fields 12/24 (SB);
2 Woodbourne 2/5 (RM)
HERMIT THRUSH - 4 Bashakill 11/26 (SB)
AM. ROBIN – 6 Bashakill 11/26 (SB); 1 Bashakill 1/2 (SB)
GRAY CATBIRD - 1 Nissembaum Rd. 1/30 (JH)
N. MOCKINGBIRD - 1 Nissenbaum Rd. 12/5 - 2/16 (JH,SB);
1 Linear Pk. Trail 12/23 - 1/22 (JH)


CONTRIBUTORS:
P&SB – Paula & Scott Baldinger; AB – Arlene Borko; PC - Patricia Cocot; MC – Mary Collier; PD- Patrick Dechon; VF – Valerie Freer; MG – Marge Gorton; JH – John Haas; KH – Kate Hyden; JK - Judith Khan; GM - Gene McGarry; RM – Ruth McKeon; KM - Karen Miller;  SR – Sue Rayano; RuS - Russel Scheirer
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Records Compiled by Lance Verderame