RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* December 30, 2013
*  NYSY  12. 30. 13
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

December 23, 2013 - December 30, 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:December 30 AT 7:00 p.m. (EST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#375 Monday December 30, 2013
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
December 23, 2013
 
Highlights:
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BLACK VULTURE
PEREGRINE FALCON
SNOWY OWL
SAW-WHET OWL
SHORT-EARED OWL
NORTHERN SHRIKE
LAPLAND LONGSPUR




Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
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     12/24: SNOWY OWLS seen at the mucklands along Rt. 31just into Wayne 
County. Also seen on the 27th.
     12/29: A SNOWY OWL was see at the winery where Rt. 98 intersects with Rts. 
5 and 20.


Oneida County
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     11/23: A SNOWY and SHORT-EARED OWL were reported in the Rome area.


Onondaga County
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     12/24: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was found on #2 East Road in Pompey. A SNOWY OWL 
and a large flock of SNOW BUNTINGS were seen on Hoag Road south of 
Baldwinsville.
     12/25: A SNOWY OWL was seen near Wal-Mart on Rt. 31 in the Town of Clay.
     12/26: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Conners Road south of Baldwinsville.
     12/27: 3 SNOWY OWLS were seen at Hancock Airport. 2 were seen on the 29th. 
so the airport remains the most reliable place to see them.
     12/28: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near the intersection of Conners Road 
and East Sorrell Hill Road south of Baldwinsville. Probably the same bird was 
seen nearby the next day.
     12/29: A SAW-WHET OWL was seen at a residence in Pompey.
     12/30: 2 BLACK VULTURES were found on Manlius Center Road in East Syracuse.


Madison County
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     12/24: A SNOWY OWL was found on Mile Strip Road
     12/27: A SNOWY OWL was seen on Buyea Road south of Canastota.
     12/28: A SNOWY OWL was seen at the sod farm on Lakeport Road north of 
Chittenango.


Oswego County
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     12/26: A SNOWY OWL was found on Red School House Road near Palermo.
     12/28: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Mitchell Street in oswego.
     12/30: A SNOWY OWL  was found in Willianstown.
     

    
 --  end report



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