* New York* Syracuse
- May 22, 2017
* NYSY 05.22.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):May 15, 2017 - May
22, 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 5 p.m. (EDT)compiler:
Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org Greetings: This
is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of May 15, 2017.
LEAST BITTERNSNOWY EGRETCATTLE EGRETTRI-COLORED HERONEURASIAN WIGEONGOLDEN
EAGLENORTHERN GOSHAWKRED KNOTWILLETWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERUPLAND
SANDPIPERSAW-WHET OWLWHIP-POOR-WILLCOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN
FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERPHILADELPHIA VIREOORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLERCLAY-COLORED SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLE
Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex
15 species of Shorebirds were reported from the complex this week
highlighted by a WILLET on 5/15 on VanDyne Spoor Road and a WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER on 5/21 on the Wildlife Drive. 5/19: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was
found on Carncross Road near the buildings. It was relocated on 5/20. 5/20:
A PHILADELPHIA VIREO. was seen on Towpath Road. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen
over the Main Pool. 5/21: A SNOWY EGRET was seen at the Visitor’s Center
and later relocated at Mays Point Pool. A TRI-COLORED HERON was seen at the
Visitor’s Center. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER wa seen along the Wildlife Drive.
ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen near the Visitor’s Center. 5/22: The SNOWY EGRET
was relocated at Mays Point Pool. ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen on the Wildlife
Drive and on East Road. an EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along the Wildlife Drive.
Derby Hill Bird Observatory------------------------------------
2,712 Raptors were counted at Derby Hill this week. Highlights were a
GOLDEN EAGLE on 5/17 and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK on 5/21. An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
was seen from the bluff on 5/20.
5/17: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were seen at Sunset
Bay Park. 7 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen on the Rt.6 wetland north of Rt.
3 in the Town of Volney. 5/18: 5 WHIMBREL were seen on the Common Tern
Island on Oneida Lake south of Constantia. A WHIP-POOR-WILL was again heard at
the Roosevelt Sand Pits north of Oneida Lake. 5/20: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
was found on Gray Road south of Oswego. 5/21: 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were
again present at the Oswego County Airfield on Howard Road. 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES
were seen at the wetland on Maple Ave. 5/22: 2 RED KNOTS were seen at the
Rt. 6 wetlands north of Rt. 3. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen on the Sithe
5/15: A CATTLE EGRET was seen on Bull Street south of Bridgeport and has
been seen through the 22nd. 5/16: A LEAST BITTERN again was heard at Potter
Pond at Three Rivers WMA and has been has been reported through the 20th. At
least one BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continues at the Creek walk north of
Hiawatha Blvd. in Syracuse. 5/17: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at the
confluence of the Oneida and Seneca Rivers south of Phoenix. 5/18: An
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER has returned to Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville. A
COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at the duck blind at Three Rivers WMA. 5/19: A
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Oneida Shores County Park.
5/18: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen on Tinsley Hill Road. 5/20:
An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.
Oneida county------------ 5/17: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard at the Preston
hill Gravel Pit north of Oneida Lake. 5/20: 2 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS
continue at the Spring Farm Nature Center south of Clinton.
5/16: A SAW-WHET OWL was heard on Pardeeville Road south of Hinkley
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027 U.S.A.
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