RBA



*New York
   
   - Syracuse
   - April 16, 2018
   - NYSY 04.16.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: April 09 - April 16

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, 
Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: April 16 AT 2:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on April 09, 
2018




Highlights:




AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

CACKLING GOOSE

ROSS’S GOOSE

EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL

EURASIAN WIGEON

GOLDEN EAGLE

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER

RUFF

SANDHILL CRANE

SHORT-EARED OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

WESTERN MEADOWLARK







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     4/10: The ROSS’S GOOSE was still present and has continued throughout the 
week including today. The EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL has also continued 
throughout the week.

     4/13: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was spotted in the Main Pool. It was seen 
through the 15th.

     4/14: An extremely rare and first for Seneca County WESTERN MEADOWLARK was 
found at the juncture of Armitage Road and Rt. 89. It was able to be 
photographed and sound recorded for positive identification. It was heard on 
the 15th. and again today in the morning. It seems to spend most of it’s time 
in the corn stubble on the north side of Armitage Road between Wiley Road and 
Olmstead Road. The RUFF and REEVE found earlier in the week at Maiden Lane Road 
in Cayuga County were relocated at VanDyne Spoor Road with a nice assortment of 
Shorebirds including KILLDEER, DUNLIN, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS 
and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. A SHORT-EARED OWL was also seen at VanDyne Spoor Road 
later in the day. An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along the Wildlife Drive.

     4/15: The REEVE only was relocated at VanDyne Spoor Road. 







Cayuga County

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     4/10: A RUFF in transitional plumage was found at Maiden Lane Road north 
of Port Byron. Also present was a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

     4/12: A REEVE was discovered with the RUFF. Also found was an early 
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER.

     4/16: The RUFF has returned to Maiden Lane Road.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory

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     After three great days starting with 4/9 with over a thousand birds each 
day the rest of the week was disappointing. 4/11 had 2,561 raptors counted. One 
GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on 4/9 at the south Lookout. 3 SANDHILL CRANES flew by on 
4/10. A  NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on 4/11.







Onondaga County

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     4/9: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at Three Rivers WMA. 4/11: A LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse. 

     4/13: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at the Visitors Center on 
Onondaga Lake. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor. A SNOW 
OWL continues near the entrance to the State Fair. An ICELAND GULL was seen 
along the Parkway in Liverpool.

     4/14: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA. 







Madison County

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     4/14: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Ditchbank Road north of 
Chittenango. Also seen were 40 PIPITS. 







Oneida County

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     4/9: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen on Jug Point Road east of Verona Beach 
State Park.




     

     

      







  




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Joseph Brin

Region 5

Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA


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