* New York* Syracuse - - August 29, 2016 * NYSY 29. 08.16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):August 22, 2016 - August 29, 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: August 29 AT 5:00 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of August 22, 2015. Highlights-------------- BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERAMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERSANDERLINGBUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERSTILT SANDPIPERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERCOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKEROLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERBOREAL CHICKADEE Just a heads up to you birders. Songbird migration has started as evidenced by reports this week of WILSON’S WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER.
Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------ 14 species of shorebirds were reported at the complex this week, mostly along the Wildlife Drive since Knox-Marsellus and Puddler’s are still dry. Highlights were both DOWITCHERS (Morgan Road Marsh), STILT SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and I believe the first AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. 8/27: 4 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS (2 adult, 2 juveniles) were seen on May’s Point Road. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen on Howland Island. Onondaga county------------ 8/23: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen at Oneida Shores Park. 8/24: 9 species of Shorebirds including a SANDERLING were seen at Three Rivers WMA off of Smokey Hollow Road. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was also seen. 8/27: A SHORT-BILED DOWITCHER was seen at Three Rivers WMA. 8/28: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was found along Rt.31 west of Bridgeport across from the Alex Lyon and Son business. Oswego County------------ 8/28: A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at Fort Ontario in Oswego. Madison County------------ 8/27: 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS and a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were found at the Sky-High Sod Farm on Lakeport Road north of Chittenango. 5 BUFF-BREASTEDS were counted on the 28th. Oneida County------------- 8/22: 6 species of Shorebirds including 2 SHORT-BILLE DOWITCHERS were seen at Delta Lake. One of the Dowitchers was seen again on the 24th. Herkimer County------------ 8/22: A BOREAL CHICKADEE was seen on Bald Mountain off of Rt. 28 between Old Forge and Eagle Bay. --end report Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027 U.S.A. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --