*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - May 23, 2016
*  NYSY  05. 23. 16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):May 16, 2015 - 
May 23, 2016to 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: May 23  AT 2:00 p.m. 
(EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of May 16, 2015.
Highlights--------------
LEAST BITTERNSNOWY EGRETEURASIAN WIGEONRUDDY DUCKUPLAND SANDPIPERSTILT 
SANDPIPERSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERRUFFWHIMBRELCOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED 
WOODPECKERWHITE-EYED VIREOYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERGRAY-CHEEKED 
THRUSHPROTHONOTARY WARBLERORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERCLAY-COLORED SPARROWORCHARD 
ORIOLE



Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------
     16 species of Shorebirds were reported from the complex highlighted by 
STILT SANDPIPERS, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS and a RUFF at Puddlers Marsh on the 
20th. and WHIMBREL at Mays Point Pool on the 21st.     5/19: A RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER was again seen on Mays Point Road.     5/20: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER 
was again seen in the forested area on Armitage Road. An EURASIAN WIGEON was 
seen from East Road. A late RUDDY DUCK was seen at the Sandhill Crane Unit 
south of VanDyne Spoor Road.

Derby Hill------------
     Only 1,180 hawks were counted at Derby Hill this week. On 5/20 a COMMON 
NIGHTHAWK was seen at noon. More were seen yesterday evening. On 5/21 a 
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found.

Oswego County------------
     5/19: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Sunset Bay Park.     5/21: An UPLAND 
SANDPIPER and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were found at the Oswego County Airfield.   
  5/22: A LEAST BITTERN was heard at Derby Hill.

Onondaga County------------
     5/19: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at Three Rivers WMA.     5/22: An 
ORCHARD ORIOLE was reported at Three Rivers WMA.     5/23: A WHITE-EYED VIREO 
was seen  at the South Meadow Nature Area in Tully.

Oneida county------------
     5/18: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was reported from the Erie Canal Trail 
southeast of Rome.An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was found in Waterville.     5/21An 
UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen on Harris Road in the Town of Deerfield. A 
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at the Spring Farm Nature Area.

Herkimer County------------
     5/21: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from Van Buren Street in Dolgeville.
    

--end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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