Meet at 7am at the Montezuma NWR Visitor Center (on NYS-5/US-20 east of Seneca Fall between NYS-89 & NYS-90) or meet us on East Road at the overlook around 7:20am after we caravan over there. As a group led by Bob McGuire and myself, we will walk down onto the dike surrounding Knox-Marsellus Marsh, an activity which is normally prohibited, in order to look for migrant shorebirds. Bring binoculars, and if you have a scope, bring that too. It should be a good opportunity to share sightings and learn. No fee.
Last weekend with Dave Nicosia we had good looks at 11 shorebird species, and since then at least 3 more species have been reported at Montezuma and a couple more elsewhere Upstate. There are plenty of other interesting birds at K-M, too. For instance, we saw all 6 heron species regularly found here. And about an hour ago David Wheeler reported an American White Pelican and a juvenile Laughing Gull. Let’s hope they stay. - - Dave Nutter -- 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/ --