RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* February 10, 2014
*  NYSY  02. 10. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

February 03, 2013 - February 10, 2014
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: February 10 AT 6:30 p.m. (EST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#381 Monday February 10, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
February 03, 2014
 
Highlights:
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RED-NECKED GREBE
TRUMPETER SWAN
CANVASBACK
SURF SCOTER
BLACK SCOTER
GLAUCOUS GULL
ICELAND GULL
THAYER’S GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
SNOWY OWL
SAW-WHET OWL
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
PEREGRINE FALCON
GRAY CATBIRD
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
LAPLAND LONGSPUR




Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
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     No reports this week.


Onondaga County
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     2/4: A THAYER’S GULL was spotted among the large group of Gulls at the 
Inner Harbor off of West Kirkpatrick Street in Syracuse. Also sees were 16 
ICELAND GULLS, 1 GLAUCOUS GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and 1 RED-NECKED 
GREBE. The THAYER’S GULL has not been subsequently seen but all the other gulls 
and the Grebe have been seen daily. The best time to look is just before dusk 
as the Gulls congregate on the ice adjacent to open water.
     2/7: A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was found at Green Lakes State Park.
     2/8: A GRAY CATBIRD continues to be seen at Carpenter’s Brook Fish 
Hatchery near Elbridge.
     2/9: A SAW-WHET OWL also continues to be found at Beaver Lake Nature 
Center west of Baldwinsville. Look for it on the Bog Trail in the Cedar Trees.
     2/10: 4 adult male CANVASBACKS were seen in the Seneca River in 
Baldwinsville below the dam. Waterfowl numbers are increasing at this location 
with 11 species being seen today. A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport.


Cayuga County
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     2/4: A BLACK SCOTER and 2 TRUMPETER SWANS were seen at Fair Haven State 
Park.


Oswego County
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     2/4: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Phoenix above the dam.
     2/6: 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen with Snow Buntings near Oswego Harbor.
     2/8: A  male SURF SCOTER was found among WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, LONG-TAILED 
DUCKS, RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS and a very large number of GREATER SCAUP. A 
PEREGRINE FALCON was also spotted.


Herkimer County
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     2/9: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW continues at a feeder near Dolgeville. A 
SNOWY OWL was found near the intersection of Rts. 29 and 170 north of 
Middleville.


Madison County
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     2/4: 2 ICELAND GULLS and 1 GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at the Madison County 
Landfill.
     2/9: A SNOWY OWL was seen near the Wind Farm in Fenner. 3 LAPLAND 
LONGSPURS were found on Thurber Road east of New Woodstock.

     

     

--  end report



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