*  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 
FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------
   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 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

Onondaga county------------
     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.

Oswego County------------
     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.

Madison County------------
     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.

Herkimer County------------
     8/22: A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Little Falls.              
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---Joseph BrinRegion 5 Baldwinsville, NY  13027  USA
  
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