*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - October 10, 2016
*  NYSY  10.10.16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):October 03, 2016 - 
October 10, 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: October 10  AT 4:00 p.m. 
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of October 03, 
Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
     Only 11 species of shorebirds were reported this week. Highlights were 
STILT SANDPIPER and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. An interesting report of 5 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS at the Visitor’s Center was posted today. As usual all 
birds were reported from the Visitor’s Center and the Wildlife Trail although a 
juvenile LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was reported from Kip Island.     10/9: 6 
SANDHILL CRANES were spotted from the tower at Tschache Pool. A CACKLING GOOSE 
was seen on Howland Island.

Onondaga County------------
     10/4: A very rare for the region BLACK-HEADED GULL was seen and 
photographed at Oneida Shores Park. Unfortunately it has not been relocated.    
 10/8: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen on Beaver Lake.     10/9: A GRAY-CHEEKED 
THRUSH was heard calling in the South of Syracuse.

Oswego County------------
     10/6: 2 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES were seen feding on the ground at a 
residence in Constantia.

Madison County------------
     10/7: A Blue Phase SNOW GOOSE was seen on Woodman Pond.

Cayuga County------------
     10/4: BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SANDERLING and DUNLIN continue at Fair Haven 
State Park. Also 2 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES were heard in flight.     10/9: The 
season’s first report of BRANT (29) were seen at Fair Haven State Park.

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

Cayugabirds-L List Info:

1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

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