*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - January 02 2017
*  NYSY  01. 02.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):December 26, 2016 
- January 02 2017to 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: January 02  AT 5 p.m. 
(EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of December 26, 
2016.
Highlights--------------
TRUMPETER SWANCANVASBACKHARLEQUIN DUCKLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLGLAUCOUS 
GULLICELAND GULLBLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKESNOWY OWLPEREGRINE FALCONNORTHERN 
SHRIKEGRAY CATBIRDFIELD SPARROWEVENING GROSBEAK


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------
     1/1: 3 TRUMPETER SWANS were seen in the fields on ArmitageRoad.     1/2: 
1,000 TUNDRA SWANS were seen on the Wildlife Drive.

Onondaga County------------     12/31: A CANVASBACK was seen with a large group 
of REDHEADS from the east shore trail on Onondaga Lake.

Oswego County------------
     12/27: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on Dunlap Road in the Town of Richland. 
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the lock in Phoenix.     12/31: A 
HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen from Mexico Point State Park on Lake Ontario. It was 
relocated of 1/1 but not reported since. A SNOWY OWL was seen on the break 
walls in Oswego Harbor.     1/1: A BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE was found near the 
mouth of the Oswego River in Oswego. It was relocated again today.     1/2: A 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, a GLAUCOUS GULL and an ICELAND GULL were seen at the 
lock in Phoenix.  A SNOWY OWL was seen on the break walls in Oswego Harbor. A 
GRAY CATBIRD was seen at Noyes Sanctuary. 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS were again seen 
in the Oswego Harbor area.

Madison County------------
     12/29: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Chaphe Road east of Erieville.     
12/30: An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen at a feeder on Jones Road near Stoney Pond 
State Forest.

Oneida county-------------
     12/31: An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen on Germany Road in Verona.     1/1: An 
EVENING GROSBEAK was seen in Waterville. A FIELD SPARROW was seen on Wood Creek 
Road east of Sylvan Beach.

    
-end report 
    

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