Checklist of birds observed at (or from) Calvert Vaux Park, aka Dreier-Offerman Park, Brooklyn, NY, King’s County

Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
ROSS'S GOOSE
Brant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Northern Gannet
Great Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
BROWN PELICAN
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
WESTERN REEF-HERON
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
GOLDEN EAGLE*
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Clapper Rail
American Coot
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
American Oystercatcher
AMERICAN AVOCET
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Willet
Upland Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper *
Purple Sandpiper
Dunlin
Buff-breasted Sandpiper*
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Laughing Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull*
Great Black-backed Gull
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Least Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
SNOWY OWL
Monk Parakeet
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER*
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush*
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER*
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
LARK SPARROW *
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow*
Nelson's Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
BLUE GROSBEAK
Indigo Bunting
DICKCISSEL
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Birds marked with an asterisk were reported by other observers. The remainder of the list represents (at the end of 2007) about a year’s worth of my sightings, and the full list currently stands at 165 species. Personal matters prevented me from doing much birding during the fall of ’07, and while several good birds were added lately, I expect there are more yet to come. I had to close the comments due to spam, but I’m still accepting email submissions.
(12/25/07)

Original post:

Most of these species were seen in a few visits made in the winter and summer of 2007. The birds marked with an asterisk were observed by other birders presumed to be trustworthy, mostly during the summer of ’07 as adjuncts to Reef-Heron observations. Relatively little data has been collected during the better part of spring and fall migration, so many species may be expected to be added. Additions may be submitted via the comments block, which I will edit (no anonymous submissions please) or by emailing me at
alex@digitalmediatree.com
The goal is to compile a thorough checklist for the site, as a matter of basic curiosity, and for possible use in advocacy for protecting wildlife habitat in the face of the park’s upcoming renovation.

Alex Wilson


- alex 8-06-2007 4:36 pm [link]

SEASIDE2
Seaside Sparrow, May 2007


WILLET&PLOVER
Semipalmated Plover & Willet, June 2007

OLIVE-SIDED
Olive-sided Flycatcher, June 2008

THRASHER FLEDGE
Brown Thrasher fledgling, June 2008

EYED ELATOR
Eyed Elator, June 2008

MONARCH MATES
Monarchs mating, August 2008


LEAST & SEMI SP
Least Sandpiper (left) and Semipalmated Sandpiper, August 2008

GOLDEN PLOVER
American Golden-plover, October 2008

HORNED LARK
Horned Lark, November 2008

RS HAWK
Red-shouldered Hawk, with squirrel, January 2009

SNIPE2
Wilson's Snipe, April 2009

YTWA
Yellow-throated Warbler, April 2009

YTWA2

IBIS
Glossy Ibis, June 2009

V FRITILLARY
Variegated Fritillary, June 2009

BB CUCKOO
Black-billed Cuckoo, June 2009

WHIMBRELS
Whimbrels, September 2009

UPLAND
Upland Sandpiper, April 2010

GWF GOOSE2

GWF GOOSE

GWF GOOSE3
Greater White-fronted Goose, March 2011

REDPOLLS
Common Redpolls, March 2011

BLSC
Black Scoter, April 2011

BLINKS
Bobolinks, May 2011

LBBG CVP
Lesser Black-backed Gull, May 2011

CLRA
Clapper Rail, July 2011

RHWP
Red-headed Woodpecker, October 2011

EAME
Eastern Meadowlarks, October 2011

ROGO
Ross's Goose, December 2011

SNGO
Snow Goose, December 2011

AMAV
American Avocet, December 2011

BLGR MALE

BLGR PAIR
Blue Grosbeaks, June-July 2012

PELICANS
Brown Pelicans, July 2012


- alex 8-07-2007 4:49 pm [link] [15 refs]

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