RBA



*New York
   
   - Syracuse
   - 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, 
2018




Highlights:




AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN

SNOWY EGRET

ROSS’S GOOSE

EURASIAN WIGEON

BLACK VULTURE

GOLDEN EAGLE

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

UPLAND SANDPIPER

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

BLACK TERN

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

CERULEAN WARBLER

WESTERN MEADOWLARK

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

ORCHARD ORIOLE







     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)

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     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.







Onondaga County

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     5/1: A GOLDEN EAGLE was reported from Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville.

     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

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     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.







Oswego County

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     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.







Cayuga County

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     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.







Oneida County

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     A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and a GOLDEN EAGLE were seen near Verona Beach 
State Park.







Herkimer County

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     5/3: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen in the vacinity of McCoons Road Pond north of 
Richfield Springs.







              

      







  




--end transcript




Joseph Brin

Region 5

Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA


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