*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - July 10, 2017
*  NYSY  07.10.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):July 04, 2017 - 
July 10, 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: July 10  AT 4 p.m. 
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of July 04, 2017.
Highlights--------------
COOMON LOONAMERICAN WHITE PELICANblack-crowned night-heronEURASIAN 
WIGEONNORTHERN GOSHAWKSANDHILL CRANERUFFSTILT SANDPIPERPEREGRINE 
FALCONRED-HEADED WOODPECKERPEREGRINE FALCONACADIAN FLYCATCHERGRASSHOPPER 
SPARROWDICKCISSEL (Extralimital)ORCHARD ORIOLERED CROSSBILL



Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------ 
Look out, here they come, Shorebirds that is. A nice grouping of migrating 
shorebirds showed up at the complex this week highlighted, of course. by the 
beautiful black maned male RUFF. In all10 species were reported. 
     7/5: RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue on Mays Point Road on the south side 
of the road near the dead end at the lock. They were seen again today. ACADIAN 
FLYCATCHER was again singing on Carncross Road.     7/6: An AMERICAN WHITE 
PELICAN was seen along the Wildlife Drive and was reported through the 9th.     
7/8: This was the initial date of the sighting of the RUFF and it was at Eaton 
Marsh on the Wildlife Drive. Since then it has also been seen at Kipp Island 
off of Co. Rt. 90 south of the Thruway where many people observed it today. It 
did return to Eaton Marsh from Kipp yesterday at dusk. Three SANDHILL CRANES 
were seen at Tschache Pool. An eclipse male EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along the 
Wildlife Drive.     7/9: An ORCHARD ORIOLE, a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and a 
STILT SANDPIPER were all seen along the Wildlife Drive.     7/10: 4 
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen from East Road.

Onondaga County------------
     7/5: A PEREGRINE FALCON was spotted in Downtown Syracuse.     7/9: An 
early for our area COMMON LOON was seen on Onondaga Lake. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was 
seen at Green Lakes State Park. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the Dewitt 
Landfill along the Erie Canal Trail.

Oswego County------------
     7/10: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Derby Hill.

Madison County------------
     7/5: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was reported from Morrow Mountain State Forest 
south of Erieville.     7/6: 6 RED CROSSBILLS were found on Muller Hill Road 
south of Sheds.     7/9: A PEREGRINE FALCON and an ORCHARD ORIOLE were seen on 
Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.

Herkimer County------------
     7/4: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Puskarenko Road in the Town of 
Stark.

Extralimital------------
     7/8: A DICKSISSAL was seen again on Kingdom Road south of Rt. 117 between 
Seneca Falls and Waterloo in Seneca County. 
              
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---Joseph BrinRegion 5 Baldwinsville, NY  13027  USA
  
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