A bird first seen December 4, 2007 and misidentified as a Orchard Oriole, which would be weird enough in December, has been photographed and properly identified as a Scott’s Oriole, the first record of this southwestern oriole in New York State! It is still there and Union Square Park should be busier than usual over the next several days.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.