Dave, thanks for this welcome report!

A few of us did a Seneca County Big Day yesterday, and although our total count 
(171) was excellent it was bolstered by great variety of lingering ducks and 
other waterbirds (especially at north end of Seneca Lake), but many common 
breeders- warblers, Pewees, other flycatchers, cuckoos were not to be had. 
Passage migrants were still dominated by Yellow-rumped Warblers, typical of the 
early spring migrant waves.

Still lots of spring to come!


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On May 13, 2017, at 2:31 PM, David Nicosia 
<daven102...@gmail.com<mailto:daven102...@gmail.com>> wrote:


We have endured a prolonged cool spell with plenty of rain
and many of our neotropical migrants are late or their
main "surge" of numbers has been delayed, at least here
in the southern tier. Looking at the weather models, from
Tuesday night through Wednesday night a strong surge
of warm southerly winds are expected from the Gulf of
Mexico all the way through the Ohio Valley to the northeast
U.S. I would expect a lot of our neotropical migrants to surge
in and even the later ones too, like  tennessee, cape may,
bay-breast, wilsons, canada warblers and even blackpoll.
I know I left many off...

For additional more in-depth specie forecasts see
ebird's "birdcast".

Dave Nicosia
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