RBA



*New York
   
   - Syracuse
   - May 06, 2019
   - NYSY 05. 06. 19

Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: April 29 - May 06,  2019

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 06 AT 2:00 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 29, 
2019




Highlights:




RED-THROATED LOON

RED-NECKED GREBE

LEAST BITTERN

SNOWY EGRET

BLACK SCOTER

GOLDEN EAGLE

SANDHILL CRANE

PIPING PLOVER

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

STILT SANDPIPER

UPLAND SANDPIPER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER

WILSON’S PHALAROPE

LITTLE GULL

BLACK TERN

FORSTER’S TERN

WHIP-POOR-WILL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

SWAINSON’S THRUSH

CERULEAN WARBLER

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

FOX SPARROW

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

ORCHARD ORIOLE

EVENING GROSBEAK













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

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     5/6: PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continue at the forested area of Armitage Road. 
They have been seen entering nest boxes with nesting material.

     5/11: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was see along the Wildlife Drive.  A SNOWY 
EGERT was seen also along the Wildlife Drive. It was relocated on the 13th. 2 
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS were seen from Towpath Road. 2 SANDHILL CRANES were 
seen at Carncross Road. 6 Shorebird species including 2 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS 
were seen at Carncross Road.

     5/12: 3 BLACK TERNS were seen at Mays Point Pond. 12 were seen at North 
Spring Pond. 8 Warbler species including CERULEAN were seen at VanDyne Spoor 
Road. 5 BLACK TERNS were also seen.

     5/13: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen along the Wildlife Drive. A WILSON’S 
PHALAROPE was found at the Visitor’s Center.







Cauyga County

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     5/8: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from Farden Road near Rair Haven

     5/11: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at the camping area at Fair Haven 
State Park. A RED-THROATED LOON was seen at West Barrier Bar Park.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory

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     Derby had a big day on 5/6 with 13,489 Hawks counted. 12,276 were 
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS. The rest of the week was rather dismal for Hawk counting 
with only three days with birds counted and a total of only 1,392 hawks 
recorded. Other highlights were 5 GOLDEN EAGLES, SANDHILL CRANE, RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER, EVENING GROSBEAK and WHIP-POOR-WILL.







Oswego County

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     5/7: A LITTLE GULL was seen at the Phillips Point Lake watch on Oneida 
Lake. Also seen were a BLACK SCOTER and 13 RED-NECKED GREBES. 7 EVENING 
GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeder in Constantia. A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard at a 
traditional spot on Roosevelt Road north of Oneida Lake.

     5/8: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW has returned to a traditional spot at Carley 
Mills south of Parrish.

     5/10: A late FOX SPARROW was see at Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario. Also 
seen there were a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, a SWAINSON’S THRUSH and 14 species of 
Warbler.

     5/11: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Lake Street in Pulaski. A 
CERULEAN WARBLER was found at Phillips Point on Oneida Lake.

     5/13: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on Lake Road near Sunset Bay Park on 
Lake Ontario.







Onondaga county

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     5/6: 5 BLACK-TERNS were seen from the West Shore Trail on Onondaga Lake. A 
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was see at Cedar Bay in Fayetteville.

     5/7: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen aat the Gerber Topsoil Farm south 
of Bridgeport.

     5/10: A possible PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was heard on Bridge Street in East 
Syracuse.

     5/11: A LEAST BITTERN was heard at Dewitt Marsh on Fisher Road. A 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Citation Way in Pompey. An ORANGE-CROWNED 
WARBLER was seen at St. Mary”s Cemetery in Syracuse. 







Madison County

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     5/11: A FORSTER’S TERN was seen and photographed on Woodman Pond north of 
Hamilton. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.







Oneida county

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     5/9: A late FOX SPARROW was seen on Brown Tract Road near Forestport.

     5/10: 15 species of Warblers and a SWAINSON’S THRUSH were found at Spring 
Farm Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.







Herkimer county

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     EVENING GROSBEAKS are still hanging on at a residence on Military Road 
north of Dolgeville.

     5/8: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen near Butler Lake north of Hinckley. 
Another, or possibly the same one was see in the same location of 5/12.




        







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Joseph Brin

Region 5

Baldwinsville, NY, 13027, USA




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