- April 23, 2018
- NYSY 04. 23.18
Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert
Dates: April 16 - April 23
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 23 AT 3:30 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 16,
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
A number of rarities have been around longer than a week and are still
WESTERN MEADOWLARK - Being seen and heard on Armitage Road in the fields
and impoundments just west of Rt. 89 . It flies across Armitage at times giving
it status in both Wayne and Seneca County.
ROSS’S GOOSE - Still being seen on a berm near Eaton Marsh along the
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN - Still being seen in the Main Pool.
EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL - Seen at the Visitor’s Center up to yesterday
but not reported today.
4/19: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in Tschache Pool.
4/21: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Carncross Road. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was
seen on Armitage Road. A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen at Marten’s Tract.
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Things really picked at Derby this week. 5,609 raptors were counted. On
4/18 a NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen and the first BROAD-WINGED HAWKS arrived. By
the end of the week the Broad-wings started to overtake TURKEY VULTURE as the
most numerous bird counted. On 4/20 a NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the south
lookout. On 4/21 4 SANDHILL CRANES flew over. On 4/23 5 GOLDEN EAGLES reported
so far today.
4/20: The REEVE or female RUFF was again seen in the wet area along Maiden
Lane Road in Port Byron.
4/21: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen and nicely photographed at Sterling
4/22: A SNOWY EGRET was found at Howland Island in the Seneca River near
the steel bridge on Howland Island Road.
north of Port Byron.
4/19: An ICELAND GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen at the
Inner Harbor. A SNOWY OWL continues at the State Fair Entrance area.
4/20: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Liverpool Marina . A
RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on Onondaga Lake.
4/22: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen at Clark Reservation. A SHORT-EARED OWL
was seen on the west trail on Onondaga Lake.
4/23: 2 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES were found on Gully Road north of
4/22: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on Woodman Pond.
Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA
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