RBA
*New York   
   - Syracuse
   - March 12, 2018
   - NYSY 03.12.18

Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird AlertDates: March 05 - March 12To report by 
email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT comReporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, 
Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma 
Wetlands complexcompiled: March 12 AT 2:00 EDTcompiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga 
Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org

Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on March 05, 
2018
Highlights:
RED-NECKED GREBEROSS’S GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONEURASIAN GREENWINGED TEALGOLDEN 
EAGLESANDHILL CRANEICELAND GULLSNOWY OWLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN SHRIKELAPLAND 
LONGSPURRED CROSSBILL
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------
     3/6: EURASIAN WIGEON were seen at the Visitor’s Center and at the Deep 
Muck and Mitigation Marsh off of Morgan Road.     3/7: an EURASIAN GREENWINGED 
TEAL was found at the Visitors Center and has continued to 3/11.      3/8: 2 
SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Tschache Pool.     3/9: A GOLDEN EAGLE was spotted 
at the Visitors Center.     3/10: 2 SANDHILL CRANES and a SHORT-EARED OWL were 
seen at Carncross Road.     3/11: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at VanDyne Spoor 
Road. A ROSS’S GOOSE was see at Martens Tract.

Derby Hill Bird Observatory------------
     The weather was not kind to Hawk migration this week. Only 60 Hawks were 
recorded. An ICELAND GULL was seen on 3/6 and a distant GOLDEN EAGLE was seen 
on 3/8.

Oswego County------------
     3/11: An ICELAND GULL and a SNOWY OWL were seen at Oswego Harbor.

Onondaga County------------
     3/5: 2 BLACK VULTURES were again seen roosting in a residentian area north 
of Rt. 5 near the Onondaga Country Club in Fayetteville. They were seen through 
3/10.     3/10: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and a RED-NECKED GREBE were seen 
in the Tully Lakes Area.     3/11: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen north of Rt. 80 
east of Tully near Vincent corners Road. An ICELAND GULL was seen at the end of 
the Creek Walk near Destiny Shopping Center. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on 
Waters Road near Fabius.

Oneida County------------
     3/8: A GOLDEN EAGLE  was seen at Spring Farms Nature Sanctuary south of 
Clinton.     3/9: A SNOWY OWL was seen on Ostrander Road in Vernon.

Herkimer county------------
     3/11: 5 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on Gray-Wilmurt Road east of Hinkley 
Reservoir.

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Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA

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