* New York* Syracuse
- June 12, 2017
* NYSY 06. 12.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):June 05, 2017 -
June 12, 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: June 12 AT 2 p.m.
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of June 05, 2017.
LEAST BITTERNBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONLITTLE BLUE
HERONBUFFLEHEADWHIMBRELSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERUPLAND SANDPIPERCOMMON
NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHERSWAINSON’S THRUSHPROTHONOTARY WARBLERGRASSHOPPER SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLE
Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex
Only 6 species of Shorebirds were reported from the complex this week
highlighted by the 2 WHIMBRELS found on 6/10 at Benning Marsh along the
Wildlife Trail. 6/7: A late staying BUFFLEHEAD was seen along the Wildlife
Drive. 6/8: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen on the Wildlife Drive.
6/9: A rare for our area LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen on Carncross Road. it was
seen again on the 10th. and 11th. A LEAST BITTERN and an ORCHARD ORIOLE were
reported from Howland Island. 6/11: A LEAST BITTERN was found at the
Visitor’s Center. 6/12: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues in the forested
area on Armitage Road just west of the one lane bridge. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
continues on Carncross Road.
6/7: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen on the bluff camping area at
Fair Haven State Park. An adult and juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were
reported coming to a feeder at a home near the State Park.
6/7: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen along the Erie Canal Trail. 6/9: An
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville. 6/11:
A LEAST BITTERN continues in the marsh south of Potter Road at the Three Rivers
WMA north of Baldwinsville.
Oswego County------------ 6/6: Two SWAINSON’S THRUSHES were heard at Otto
Mills Road north of Redfield. Two were heard again and one was seen at the
same location the next day. A REDHEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Sandy Island
State Park on Lake Ontario. An adult FRANKLIN’S GULL was found on the north
side of Rt. 49 in West Monroe. It was found again briefly the nest day but not
seen since. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen in Hastings on Co. Rt. 84 at the
Carley’s Mills Cemetery. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found at Noyes Sanctuary in
the Town of Scriba.
6/8: A first summer male ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen from Ditchbank Road north
6/6: A late YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Spring Farm Nature
Sanctuary south of Clinton. 6/8: An upland sandpiper was seen at the
Deerfield Grasslands south of Poland.
6/6: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen on Barnes Road in the Town of Stratford.
---Joseph BrinRegion 5 Baldwinsville, NY 13027 USA
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