We definitely are seeing more black vultures in Chemung County and our environs, though they typically are migrating north.
We now check all vultures seen because we can no longer assume that they will all be turkey vultures. And we get at least 1-2 every year for the past few years on at least 1 of our guided walks. We don’t have too many of us using e-bird, though I am trying to use it regularly, so some might show up on my lists. We do have 2 sites through Facebook but they post everything, mostly regular bird sightings and photographs. Rare birds show up when found. And posted or others are informed, who then post. But this usually happens way after the fact, much to my dismay! But the sites are as follows: Our website: <http://cvaudubon.org/> http://cvaudubon.org/ Our Facebook page: <https://www.facebook.com/chemungvalleyaudubon/> https://www.facebook.com/chemungvalleyaudubon/ And the 2nd Facebook Page: <https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChemungValleyBirdwatchers/> https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChemungValleyBirdwatchers/ We are visiting our property in Rathbone this Saturday if anyone is interested. It is a lovely place with the following description: a diversity of habitats including grasslands, early successional hardwoods, and white pine-hemlock- hardwood forest leading down to a wetland-marsh at the north end. The elevation of this sanctuary is 1700 feet with nice views of the surrounding country side with benches for visitors to enjoy the view. The soils are alluvial in the Arnot, Chippewa, Lordstown and Mardin soils series. Trails are open to the public during daylight hours. And it has beavers. VERY busy beavers who are creating quite the pond for us. Dave, I keep seeing all your bird reports through your list serve and I always want to come down and join you! If we get anything really exciting I shall (hopefully) post to your group as well. And if you ever want any suggestions for our area let me know. Thanks. Suzanne Giffin From: bounce-123646218-51361...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-123646218-51361...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of David Nicosia Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:50 AM To: whhow...@gmail.com Cc: Cayuga birds <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Chemung County Black Vulture This is a good report. We are getting them occasionally now in Broome County. As far as I know, there is limited ebird use in Chemung Co and no email list serve so any reports of good birds is welcome. Its only a 45 minutes drive for us and we would love to hear more about their rarities. On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 10:59 AM <whhow...@gmail.com <mailto:whhow...@gmail.com> > wrote: Not sure how unusual this is, but at 10:35 this morning I was driving east on I-86 between Lowman and Chemung. North of the highway was a cloud of 20-25 Turkey Vultures about half a mile east of the Lowman exit. With them was at least one Black Vulture. Traffic was busy so I didn’t have a chance to pull over to see if there were more BLVUs in the group. Bill Howe whhow...@gmail.com <mailto:whhow...@gmail.com> -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: <http://email@example.com/maillist.html> The Mail Archive <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> Surfbirds <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/> ! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --