RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* April 20, 2015*  NYSY  04. 20. 15 Hotline: Syracuse 
Rare bird AlertDates(s):April 13, 2015 - April 20, 2015to 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: April 20 AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga 
Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #439 Monday April 20, 2015 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of April 13, 
2014 Highlights:-----------
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONBLACK VULTUREGOLDEN EAGLESANDHILL CRANEAMERICAN 
AVOCETUPLAND SANDPIPERLITTLE GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLFORSTER’S 
TERNSHORT-EARED OWLWHITE-EYED VIREOBOHEMIAN WAXWINGEVENING GROSBEAK

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------
     4/14: A COMMON GALLINULE was seen at the Audubon Center on Rt. 89.     
4/16: At least 20 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at the beginning of 
Towpath Road.     4/19: A singing WHITE-EYED VIREO was found at the beginning 
of Towpath Road. Unfortunately it could not be relocated later in the day. 2 
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were also seen in the area.

Derby Hill------------
     Another slow week with only 5,353 hawks counted. 2 SANDHILL CRANES were 
seen on 4/19.

Oswego County------------
     4/19: 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen at the Oswego County Airport from 
Howard Road.     4/20: 2 FISH CROWS were seen at the Phoenix dam and lock area. 
They appeared to be carrying nesting material.

Onondaga County------------
     4/14: A LITTLE GULL was seen in the company of Bonaparte’s Gulls at the 
Liverpool Marina on Onondaga Lake. Unfortunately it quickly departed.     4/20: 
5 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen and well photographed on the southwest shore of 
Onondaga Lake.

Madison County------------
     4/16: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in the Town of Lenox.     4/19: A 
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was found at Woodman Pond.

Oneida County------------
     4/17: A FORSTER’S TERN was seen at Big Bay on Oneida Lake. A GOLDEN EAGLE 
was seen at the Utica Marsh.

Herkimer county------------
     4/12: Somewhat belated but a SHORT-EARED OWL was seen and well 
photographed near Bronner Road north of Little Falls.     4/17: An EVENING 
GROSBEAK was seen in West Winfield.

Cortland County------------
     4/19: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a BLACK VULTURE were seen at the Lime 
Hollow Nature Center.

Jefferson County------------
     4/14: 7 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen just east of Watertown.

New Arrivals------------
COMMON GALLINULEBANK SWALLOWBROWN THRASHERBLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERGREEN 
HERONLESSER YELLOWLEGSSORA
    
      --  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  

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