*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - July 11, 2016
*  NYSY  07. 11. 16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):July 04, 2016 - 
July 11, 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: July 11  AT 1:00 p.m. 
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of July 04, 2015.
Highlights--------------
LEAST BITTERNBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONBLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK 
(Extralimital)RING-NECKED DUCKLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERBLACK TERNRED-HEADED 
WOODPECKERSWAINSON’S THRUSHPROTHONOTARY WARBLERORCHARD ORIOLE

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------
     10 species of shorebirds were reported from the complex this week, most 
coming from Knox-Marsellus Pool. Best bird was a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER.     
7/7: 2 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were seen while kayaking on the Clyde River on the 
north side of Tschache Pool. Note there is no walking access to this spot.     
7/9: A LEAST BITTERN was seen along the Wildlife Drive. A BLACK-CROWNED 
NIGHT-HERON was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again 
seen on South Mays Point Road. 26 BLACK TERNS were seen at Kip Island.

Onondaga County------------
     7/7: SOLITARY SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS were 
spotted on Gully Road off of New Turnpike Road northeast of Skaneateles.     
7/9: An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen along the west shore trail of Onondaga Lake. 
6 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen in the fields above Green Lakes State Park.

Madison County------------
     7/5: A rare for summer RING-NECKED DUCK was seen Woodman Pond.

Oneida County------------
     7/4: 3 SWAINSON’S THRUSHES were found near Lake Julia north of Remson.     
7/6: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continues at Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary south of 
Clinton.

Cayuga County------------
     7/10: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the Bluff Picnic Area of 
Fairhaven State Park.

Extralimital------------
     7/11: 6 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS were spotted at Allan Tremen Park at 
the south end of Cayuga Lake (Tompkins County) in Ithaca. They were last seen 
north of this area on the Red Lighthouse Jetty. No reports since.






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Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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