* New York* Syracuse
- August 28, 2017
* NYSY 08.28.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):Aygyst 21, 2017 -
August 28, 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: August 21 AT 10:00 a.m.
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of August 21, 2017.
Highlights--------------BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONBLACK VULTURERUDDY
TURNSTONEBLACK-BELLIED PLOVERWHIMBRELMARBLED GODWITRED KNOTSTILT
SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERRED-NECKED
PHALAROPEWILSON’S PHALAROPECOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKEROLIVE-SIDED
Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex
Shorebird numbers picked up this week with 21 species being reported.
Highlights were AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, RED KNOT, RUDDY TURNSTONE, WILSON’S
PHALAROPE, REED-NECKED PHALAROPE and STILT SANDPIPER. Most birds were fund in
Knox-Marsellus Marsh although a fair number are seen along the wildlife Drive.
8/22: 13 Shorebird species including RED-NECKED PHALAROPE were seen along
the Wildlife Drive. 8/24: 13 Shorebird species including RED KNOWT were
seen from East Road. 6 Shorebird species including BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were seen
at Kipp Island. 8/26: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at Marten’s tract.
8/27: 3 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be seen in the dead trees along Mays
Point Road. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Towpath Road. 13 Shorebird
species including RUDDY TURNSTONE, WILSON’S PHALAROPE and RED KNOT were seen in
8/21: 2 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen along Onondaga Creek on the
Creekwalk near Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was
seen in Oakwood Cemetary in Syracuse. 8/22: 11 species of Shorebirds
including RUDDY TURNSTONE and STILT SANDPIPER were seen along the south west
end on Onondaga Lake. 8/27: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Radisson
River Park (private) south of Phoenix.
8/22: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen on Halsey Road north of Mexico. 8/23:
A WHIMBREL was seen at derby Hill. A MARBLED GODWIT was seen at the yacht club
in Oswego Harbor. A RUDDY TURNSTONE and a SANDERLING were seen at Fort Ontario
in Oswego. 8/25: 8 Shorebird species including RUDDY TURNSTONE were seen at
Sandy Island State Park. 8/27: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was see at a
private residence in Hastings.
8/24: an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen at the Sky High sod Farm north of
Chittenango. 8/26: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at the sod farm. It was
seen on the 27th. also.
8/22: A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Little Falls.
---Joseph BrinRegion 5 Baldwinsville, NY 13027 USA
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