*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - May 15 2017
*  NYSY  05.15.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):May 08, 2017 - May 
15, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY 
counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands 
Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, 
Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: May 08  AT 3 p.m. (EDT)compiler: 
Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This 
is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of May 08, 2017.
Highlights--------------LEAST BITTERNCATTLE EGRETbrantNORTHERN GOSHAWKSANDHILL 
CRANEWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERUPLAND 
SANDPIPERWILSON’S PHALAROPEWHIP-POOR-WILLRED-HEADED WOODPECKERPROTHONOTARY 
WARBLERPRAIRIE WARBLERCLAY-COLORED SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLEPINE SISKIN


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------      5/10: PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS have returned to the 
forested area on Armitage Road west of the Seneca River. One and two have been 
reported through 5/14. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was found along the Wildlife 
Drive.     5/12: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen near the potato building in the 
mucklands along Rt. 31. A SANDHILL CRANE was seen at Marten’s Tract.     5/13: 
A LEAST BITTERN and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were seen along the Wildlife 
Drive.

Cayuga County------------
     5/13: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and 17 species of Warbler were found at 
Fair Haven state Park.     5/15: A breeding plumaged female WILSON’S PHALAROPE 
was found in a wet area on Dalton Road in the Town of Ira north of Rt. 370.

Derby Hill Bird Observatory-----------------------------------
     Derby continues to wind down this week. Only 2464 raptors were counted 
this week. Of interest were 4 PINE SISKINS seen on 5/12.

Oswego County------------
     5/11: 380 BRANT were seen from Three Mile Bay on the north shore of Oneida 
Lake.     5/13: An UPLAND SANDPIPER continues at the Oswego County Airfield on 
Howard Road in Fulton.     5/14: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Scriba Corners 
north of Rt. 104. A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard of Rt, 17 near the traditional 
spot of Roosevelt Road north of Oneida Lake.

Onondaga county------------
     5/8: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the Woodchuck Hill Preserve in 
Manlius.      5/12: 3 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were dound along the Creek 
walk just south of Hiawatha Boulevard near Destiny Mall in Syracuse. They were 
reported thru 5/14. A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard near River Road in 
Baldwinsville.     5/13: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was found at Whiskey Hollow west 
of Baldwinsville.     5/14: A CATTLE EGRET was seen on Ball Street near 
Bridgeport. A GREAT EGRET was seen on Laird Road in Elbridge. An ORCHARD ORIOLE 
and a PRAIRIE WARBLER were found at Green Lakes State Park.

Madison County------------
      5/10: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at the Cornell Biological 
Field Station on Shackelton Road north of Bridgeport.     5/13: A SANDHILL 
CRANE was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.     5/14: An ORCHARD 
ORIOLE was seen on Ditchbank Road.

Oneida County------------
     5/10: 2 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS have returned to the Spring Farm Nature 
Sanctuary south of Clinton.

Migrants reported this week-------------------------------------
PROTHONATORY WARBLERHOODED WARBLERCAPE MAY WARBLERCERULEAN 
WARBLERBLACKPOLLCANADA WARBLERWILSON’S WARBLEREASTERN WOOD PEEWEECLAY-COLORED 
SPARROW  

-end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A. 

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