*  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.
Highlights--------------
WHITE PELICANLEAST BITTERNBRANTWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERWILSON’S 
PHALAROPERED-NECKED PHALAROPECOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN 
FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHEROLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERPHILADELPHIA 
VIREOGRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHPROTHONOTARY WARBLERGRASSHOPPER SPARROWCLAY-COLORED 
SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLE




Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------
     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.

Oswego County------------
     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.

Onondaga County------------------
     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.

Madison County------------
     5/23: An ORCHARD ORIOLE and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO were seen at Ditch Bank 
Road north of Chittenango.

Oneida County------------
     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 
of Rome.

Herkimer county------------
     5/24: PHILADELPHIA VIREO. YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and OLIVE-SIDED 
FLYCATCHER were reported in the Old Forge area.
             

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