RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* April 15, 2013
*  NYSY  04. 15. 13
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

April 08, 2013 - April 15, 2013
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:April 15 AT 7:00 p.m. (EST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#350 -Monday April 15, 2013
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
April 08 , 2013
 
Highlights:
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GREAT EGRET
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
EURASIAN WIGEON
BROAD-WINGED HAWK
MERLIN
SANDHILL CRANE
GREATER YELLOWLEGS
LESSER YELLOWLEGS
PECTORAL SANDPIPER
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
PURPLE MARTIN
PALM WARBLER
PINE WARBLER
BOHEMIAN WAXWING



Migrants this week
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PURPLE MARTIN
BANK SWALLOW
PALM WARBLER
CHIPPING SPARROW
FIELD SPARROW
VESPER SPARROW
BROAD-WINGED HAWK
CASPIAN TERN
COMMON TERN
LONG-EARED OWL
GRAY CATBIRD
PINE WARBLER



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
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     4/12: A FOS PURPLE MARTIN was seen at the Montezuma Audubon Center.
     4/13: An EURASIAN WIGEON was spotted at the back of Tschache Pool.
     4/14: 12 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were found on Towpath Road.


Derby Hill
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     Once again weather (bad,cold) kept numbers down at Derby this week. Only 
on 4/13 were there over a thousand birds. The weeks total was 2,992 hawks. The 
first BROAD-WINGED HAWKS (2) arrived on 4/13. Also on that day two Dark 
Red-tailed Hawks were seen.


Herkimer County
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     4/8: 20 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were found at the intersection of Wilson and 
Albany Streets in the village of Frankfort.


Madison County
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     4/9: A pair of GREAT EGRETS were seen at the Great Swamp Conservancy. They 
were refound the next day. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on Ditchbank 
Road.
     4/10: HORNED, RED-NECKED and PIED-BILLED GREBES were all seen on Taylor 
Lake in Hamilton.


Oneida County
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     4/8: A possible early NIGHTHAWK was seen at the Turning Stone Casino 
complex.
     4/13: 2 MERLINS were seen at Verona Beach State Park.


Oswego County
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     4/9: A pair of TRUMPETER SWANS were spotted on the pond at the 4-H Center 
in Amboy. GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at 
the Oswego County Airport on Howard Road. They were seen again on 4/10.
     4/10: A FOS PINE WARBLER was seen in Constantia.
     Nine species of waterfowl were seen migrating past Phillips Point on 
Oneida Lake this week . Highlights were WHITE-WINGED and SURF SCOTERS. 2 
SANDHILL CRANES were also seen.


Onondaga County
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     4/8: 40 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen at Ceder Bay Park on the Erie Canal in 
Fayetteville.
     4/9: A FOS PALM WARBLER was seen at Ceder Bay Park.
     4/12: 2 GREAT EGRETS were found at the Pony Farm on Lamson Road in 
Lysander. They were seenagain the next day.
     4/13: One BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continues on the Creek Walk on 
Onondaga Creek between Bear Street and Hiawatha Boulevard near Carousel Center 
in Syracuse.
     4/15: 3 SANDHILL CRANES were seen flying at Beaver Lake Nature Center west 
of Baldwinsville.

    
   
   
   
--  end report



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