- May 07, 2018
- NYSY 05. 07.18
Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert
Dates: April 30 - May 07
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: May 07 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 30,
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
This was the first big week for most migrants. All common Warblers except
for Mourning, Canada and Blackpoll were reported. Willow and Alder Flycatcher
were not reported either although this could change any day.
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
The AMERICAN WHITRE PELICAN has returned to the main Pool. The WESTERN
MEADOWLARK has made it three weeks on Armitage road between Wiley Road and
Olmstead Road. Also the RUFF was relocated at Benning Marsh on 5/6.
5/5: 2 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS have returned to the forested area on
Armitage Road on the west side of the bridge. An EURAGIAN WIGEON was seen at
Tschache Pool. CERULEAN WARBLER, ORCHARD ORIOLE and BLACK TERN were all seen
from VanDyne Spoor Road.
5/6: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was ssee from Morgan Road. BLACK TERN and ORCHARD
ORIOLE were found on the Wildlife Drive. A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen at the
forested area on Armitage Road.
5/1: A GOLDEN EAGLE was reported from Three Rivers WMA north of
5/4: A SWAINSONS THRUSH was reported from Three Rivers WMA. A GRASSHOPPER
SPARROW was seen at Ceder Bay along the Erie Canal in Fayetteville.
5/5: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at jamesville Beach State Park. An
ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Valley Drive in Elbridge.
5/6: 2 SNOWY EGRETS were found at the outlet of Nine Mile Creek on
Onondaga Lake. They eventually flew the the south-west end of the lake where
they were relocated again today.
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
This was the big week at Derby Hill with 18,055 raptors being recorded.
The big days were 4/30, 5/1 and 5/2. 5/1 had 9,628 hawks counted with
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS numbering 9,008. 4/30 had a GOLDEN EAGLE. 5/1 also had a
BLACK VULTURE and 2 GOLDEN EAGLES. 5/2 had a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER and a
NORTHERN GOSHAWK. 5/5 had a GOLDEN EGLE and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER.
5/5: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at the end of Nine Mile Point Road
near Noyes Sanctuary. An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN and an EURASIAN WIGEON were
seen on Oneida Lake from Mill Street in Constantia. An UPLAND SANDPIPER was
seen at the Oswego county Airfield.
5/6: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the Oswego County Airfield. A
CERULEAN WARBLER was seen on McCloud Road on the north shore of Oneida Lake.
5/7: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Sunset Bay.
5/4: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Sterling nature center.
5/5: A ROSS’S GOOSE was seen on Loop Road north of the Hamlet of Montezuma.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and a GOLDEN EAGLE were seen near Verona Beach
5/3: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen in the vacinity of McCoons Road Pond north of
Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA
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