*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - January 16 2017
*  NYSY  01. 16.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):January 09, 2017 - 
January 16 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 16  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 January 09, 
2017.
Highlights--------------
CACKLING GOOSEGOLDEN EAGLELESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND 
GULLTHAYER’S GULLBLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKESHORT-EARED OWLSNOWY OWLNORTHERN 
SAW-WHET OWLGYRFALCON - ExtralimitalNORTHERN SHRIKEGRAY CATBIRDHERMIT 
THRUSHEASTERN TOWHEELAPLAND LONGSPUR


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------
     1/14: A SNOWY OWL was seen in the mucklands on Rt.31 west of the Seneca 
River. A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen from Carncross Road.     1/15: A SHORT-EARED 
OWL was seen at the Visitor’s Center. 2 SHORT-EARED were heard at Carncross 
road.

Onondaga County------------
     1/9: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor on Kirkpatrick Street in 
Syracuse,     1/10: A THAYER’S GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen 
from the Onondaga County side on the Oswego River in Phoenix.     1/13: A SNOWY 
OWL was seen at Hancock Airport. A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was seen on the Bog 
Trail at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Missen on Saturday it was found again 
yesterday and today.     1/14: A female ESTERN TOWHEE was seen on the Erie 
Canal Trail in Fayetteville.     1/16: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at Green Lakes 
State Park. An ICELAND GULL was seen at the end of the Creek Walk at the south 
end of Onondaga Lake.

Oswego County------------
     1/10: A BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE was again found at the mouth of the Oswego 
River. It was reported again on the 11th. but not since. A THAYER’S GULL was 
again seen at Phoenix dam and lock on the Oswego River.     1/11: A LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL and a SNOWY OWL were seen in the Oswego Harbor area.     
1/12: A SNOWY OWL was again seen at Oswego Harbor. A GRAY CATBIRD and a HERMIT 
THRUSH are still being seen at the Rice Creek Biological Field Station in 
Oswego.     1/13: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen onBell Road in the Town of 
Pennelville. A SNOWY OWL was seen on Co. Rt. 33 south of Rt. 49 in Caughdeney. 
A LESSER BLACK-BLACKED GUKK was again found at Phoenix dam and lock.     1/14: 
A SNOWY OWL was seen on Bell Road in Pennelville.     1/16: The HERMIT THRUSH 
and GRAY CATBIRD continue at Rice Creek Field Station in Oswego.

Madison County------------
     1/13: A SNOWY OWL was seen near Fisher Bay north of Bridgeport.

Oneida County------------
     1/14: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at Oneida Creek near Verona Beach State 
park.

Herkimer County------------
     1/11: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen at a private residence north of 
Dolgeville. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Murphy road in the Town of Manheim.  
   1/15: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from Military Road north of Dolgeville.

Extralimital------------
     A gray GYRFALCON, seen recently, was refound on 1/13 on Hoster Road in 
Canoga south of Seneca Falls in Seneca County. It was seen by many observers on 
1/14 also. Missed yesterday it reappeared today on Kings Corners Road south of 
Hoster Road and then later  on the ice at Cayuga Lake State Park only to fly 
west out of site later in the afternoon.     

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