* New York* Syracuse
- May 29, 2017
* NYSY 05.29.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):May 22, 2017 - May
29, 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 29 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 22, 2017.
WHITE PELICANLEAST BITTERNBRANTWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERWILSON’S
PHALAROPERED-NECKED PHALAROPECOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN
FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHEROLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERPHILADELPHIA
VIREOGRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHPROTHONOTARY WARBLERGRASSHOPPER SPARROWCLAY-COLORED
Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex
16 species of shorebirds were reported from the complex this week.
Highlights will be listed below. 5/23: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was again
found on Carncross Road at the buildings. It was reported through the 27th.
5/24: One or two PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continue at the wooded area on Armitage
Road west of the Seneca River Bridge. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at the
Visitor’s Center. A LEAST BITTERN was reported from VanDyne Spoor Road.
5/25: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER has returned to Mays Point Road. 5/27:
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and WILSON’S PHALAROPE were both reported on the Wildlife
Trail. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on VanDyne Spoor Road. A LEAST
BITTERN was reported from Howland Island at the HQ Pond. 5/28: A LEAST
BITTERN was reported along the Wildlife Drive.
Derby Hill Bird Observatory----------------------------------
An expected low number for this late in the season of 1,631 Raptors were
counted this week. 2 WHITE PELICANS on 5/23 were the non raptor highlight.
COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen most evenings. May 31 will be Anna’s last day.
Get up to say goodbye if you can.
5/23: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen at Sunset Bay. An ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER was again seen on Gray Road west of Rt. 43 south of Oswego. A
PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Sunset Bay Park. 5/26: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
was seen on the Sithe Energy Trails. 5/27: A LEAST BITTERN was heard in the
marsh on County Rt. 54 in Pennelville. 5/28: BRANT were still seen
migrating along Oneida Lake from Constantia.
5/23: 2 LEAST BITTERNS were heard at Three Rivers WMA north of
Baldwinsville. 5/24: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues in Whiskey Hollow west
of Baldwinsville. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found at the Dewitt Landfill along
the Erie canal. 5/26: A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was reported from the west
shore trail of Onondaga Lake.
5/23: An ORCHARD ORIOLE and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO were seen at Ditch Bank
Road north of Chittenango.
5/23: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary south of
Clinton. 5/24: 2 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were reported from Spring Farm
Nature Sanctuary. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen along the Erie Canal Trail east
5/24: PHILADELPHIA VIREO. YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHER were reported in the Old Forge area.
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027 U.S.A.
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