*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - January 22, 2018
*  NYSY  01.22.18 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):January 16, 2018 - 
January 23, 2018to 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 23 AT 12:00 p.m. 
(EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of January 16, 
2018.
Highlights--------------
GREAT CORMORANT (Extralimital)GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSEBLACK SCOTERSURF 
SCOTERICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLSLATY-BACKED GULLMEW 
GULLSNOWY OWLYELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERLAPLAND LONGSPURCOMMON REDPOLL



Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)----------------
     1/17: A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen at Martens Tract.

Onondaga County------------
     1/17: A COMMON REDPOLL was seen at the Moon Library on the ESF campus in 
Syracuse. One ands sometimes two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS have been seen from 
Mercer Park in Baldwinsville on the Seneca River. These birds have been 
reported through the 20th.      1/20: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen 
from Pump House Road near the State Fair. A BLACK SCOTER was seen on 
Skaneateles Lake near Spafford.     1/21: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near Rock 
Cut Road in Jamesville. 2 SNOWY OWLS continue near the State Fair entrance in 
Syracuse.     1/22: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on West Sorrell Hill Road just 
north of Conners Road south of Baldwinsville.

Cayuga County------------
     1/20: A SNOWY OWL was seen on the breakwall at Fair Haven State Park.

Madison County------------
     1/18: A SNOWY OWL was seen near the Fenner wind Farm south of Canastota. 
It was seen also on the 19th.

Oswego County------------
     1/16: A  very rare for the region SLATY-BACKED GULL was found at Lock 6 in 
Oswego on the Oswego River. It was seen through the 19th. at that location and 
at Minetto but was not refound after that date.     1/17: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED 
GULL was seen at Minetto.     1/18: A very rare for the region MEW GULL was 
discovered at Minetto on the Oswego River. It was refound at the same location 
on the 19th. but not refound since.     1/20: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was 
seen at Indian Point on the Oswego River north of Fulton. A female SURF-SCOTER 
was seen in Oswego Harbor. 2 SNOWY OWLS were seen at Oswego Harbor.     1/22: A 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Indian Point.

Extralimital------------
     1/19: A GREAT CORMORANT was found at Sodus Point in Sodus Bay (Wayne 
County). It was seen through 1/21 and was viewed looking south from the Coast 
Guard Station.
              
                 ---end transcript
---Joseph BrinRegion 5 Baldwinsville, NY  13027  USA
  
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