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Larry Sweetland

Formerly 'Larry Wheatland'
I'm hoping to finally visit the eastern USA in August. Just a 3 week trip, with little planned yet, but will be hiring a car and travelling with partner and 5 year old.

As we'll be arriving in New York, I'd like some advice on best sites in August for some of the birds I hope to see, notably Piping Plover, American Woodcock, Seaside Sparrow, and Saltmarsh Sparrow. Any advice welcome, and the nearer to the airport the better.

Thanks and kind regards, Larry Sweetland


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You would be better coming here in late May for Piping Plover, Seaside Sparrow, and Saltmarsh Sparrow - all nest locally...Piping Plover in Brooklyn-Queens along the ocean beaches; and Seaside and Saltmarsh at Oceanside in Nassau Co.; while Saltmarsh breeds at Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx and also Jamaica Bay (Queens) - and likely more salt marsh parks of NYC...Seaside used to breed in NYC but we lost that bird by the 1970s. Perhaps somewhere on Staten Island it still breeds...

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Robert DeCandido PhD

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