RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
*  May 28, 2012
*  NYSY 05.28.12 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

May 21, 2012 - May 28, 2012
to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),
Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland
compiled:May 28 AT 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#306 -Monday May 28, 2012
 
 
Greetings! This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
May 14 , 2012
 
Highlights:
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AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
SANDHILL CRANE
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
HUDSONIAN GODWIT    
RUDDY TURNSTONE
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
WILSON’S PHALAROPE
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
SWAINSON’S THRUSH
ORCHARD ORIOLE



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
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     5/22: One WILSON’S PHALAROPE and a group of BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were at 
Puddler’s Marsh.
     5/25: 5 adult and 2 young SANDHILL CRANES were seen from Carncross Road.
     5/26: A female HUDSONIAN GODWIT was found at Puddler’s Marsh. A WILSON’S 
PHALAROPEand WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were at Shorebird Flats on the wildlife 
drive.
     5/27: One of the best spring shorebird days ever at Montezuma. At 
Puddler’s Marsh there 13 species with some present in great numbers 
(Semi-plover, Semi-sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, and Dunlin). Here is the 
complete list.
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER
KILLDEER
SPOTTED SANDPIPER
GREATER YELLOWLEGS
LESSER YELLOWLEGS
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
RUDDY TURNSTONE
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER
LEAST SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
DUNLIN
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
     An additional HUDSONIAN GODWIT was found at Benning Marsh.
     5/28: A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was relocated at Benning Marsh. 8 species of 
shorebirds were at Shorebird flats on the 
wildlife drive.


Jefferson County
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     An ORCHARD ORIOLE has been found nesting at a residence in Mannsville.
     5/26: 8 species of shorebirds including SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were found at El Dorado Beach. also found were 8 species 
of Warblers.


Derby HillBird Observatory
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     This was the final week of counting Raptors at Derby Hill. 1,759 birds 
were counted this week. A GREAT EGRET was seen on 6/25. A complete summary of 
this season can be seen by clicking on the following link. 
http://onondagaaudubon.com/the-view-from-derby-hill-4/


Oneida County
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     5/22: 2 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were spotted on Oneida Lake’s east end at 
the Marion Manor Marina south of Verona Beach. By Wednesday the 23rd. they had 
moved north and were last seen from the lighthouse parking area north of the 
park in the morning. Efforts to see them in the afternoon were unsuccessful and 
they have not been reported at any part of the lake.


Oswego County
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     5/26: 14 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and 3 DUNLIN were seen on the near island 
looking south from Constantia. A short while later 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen 
also.
     5/27: 3 BARRED OWLS and a COMMON NIGHTHAWK were heard at a residence in 
Constantia.


Onondaga County
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     5/24: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen flying over Baaldwinsville.
     5/26: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER has returned to Whiskey Hollow. It seems to be 
wandering rather than settling in the traditional location.
     5/27: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was seen in Green Lakes State Park.



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Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
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