RBA



*New York




August 26, 2019




NYSY 08. 26. 19




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert




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: August 26 at 11:00 a.m.




Compiler: Joseph Brin




Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org













Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of August 19, 
2019













Highlights:

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AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN

SNOWY EGRET

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

CANVASBACK

REDHEAD

WILSON’S PHALAROPE

WHIMBREL

RUDY TURNSTONE

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

SANDERLING

LAUGHING GULL

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

SWAINSON’S THRUSH

DICKCISSEL

ORCHARD ORIOLE







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

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     Shorebirds reported at the complex this week.

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     RUDY TURNSTONE

     SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER

     BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

     AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

     LEAST SANDPIPER

     SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER

     SPOTTED SANDPIPER

     GREATER YELLOWLEGS

     LESSER YELLOWLEGS

     KILLDEER

     STILT SANDPIPER

     PECTORAL SANDPIPER

     SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER

     WILSON’S SNIPE

     WILSON’S PHALAROPE

     SOLITARY SANDPIPER

     BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

     WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER




     An adult male CANVASBACK and at least two REDHEAD continue in 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

     8/19: A RUDY TURNSTONE was seen along the Willdlife Trail. A first year 
LAUGHING GULL was again seen in Knox-Marsellus Marsh and has continued up to 
Sunday. No report yet today. 11 species of Shorebirds including a WILSON’S 
PHALAROPE were seen in Knox Marsellus Marsh. 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at 
VanDyne Spoor Road.

     8/21: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was again seen in Knox-Marsellus Marsh and 
continued through Sunday. A SNOWY EGRET was found in Knox-Marsellus Marsh and 
continued until Saturday.

     8/25: A shorebird walk along Knox-Marsellus and Puddler’s Marshes produced 
15 species of shorebirds and 95 species of avifauna overall. The most 
interesting non shorebird was a DICKCISSEL heard and seen in flight at the 
overlook. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was noted also. The WHITE PELICAN and the 
LAUGHING GULL were found but the SNOWY EGRET was a no show.







Cayuga County

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     A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found on West Bay Road and a WHIMBREL was 
found at West Barrier Bar.







Onondaga County

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     8/20: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen hawking in Oakwood Cemetery in 
Syracuse.

     8/25: A female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER continues in the Seneca River in 
Baldwinsville.







Oswego County

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     8/22: 3 SANDERLING, a PEREGRINE FALCON and a MERLIN were all seen at 
Oswego Harbor.

     8/25: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen on HInman Road north of Port 
Ontario. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen near Three Mile Bay on Oneida Lake.







Madison County

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     8/22: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Woodman Pond north of 
Hamilton.

     8/25:  3 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at Woodman Pond.







Oneida County

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     8/21: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen near Lakeport on Oneida Lake.







Herkimer County

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     8/23: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and a SWAINSON’S THRUSH were noted on 
Bald Mountain near Eagle Bay.







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Joseph Brin




Region 5




Baldwinsville, NY, 13027, USA







     
     
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