RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* March 23, 2020

*  NYSY  03. 23. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




March 16 2020 to March 23, 2020

to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com

covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),

Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland

compiled: March 23 AT 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org

 

 

#694 Monday March 23 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

March 09, 2020

 

Highlights:

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ROSS’S GOOSE

EURASIAN WIGEON

BARROW’S GOLDENEYE

SANDHILL CRANE

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

WILSON’S SNIPE

PEREGRINE FALCON

GOLDEN EAGLE

OSPREY

BONAPARTE’S GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

ICELAND GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

WHORT-EARED OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

MARSH WREN

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

EASTERN TOWHEE

FOX SPARROW

CHIPPING SPARROW

LARK SPARROW













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

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     3/18: An early MARSH WREN was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road.

     3/19: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Carncross Road.

     3/20: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at the Headquarter Pool on Howland 
Island. It was seen again on 3/22.

     3/21: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Howland Island.

     3/22: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen  at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. A CHIPPING 
SPARROW was seen on Towpath Road. 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen from Carncross 
Road.

     







Onondaga county

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     Overwintering CHIPPING SPARROWS continue in Manlius and in Syracuse.

     3/18: An ICELAND GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen on Waters 
Road in Fabius.

     3/20: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at McBride Street in Syracuse.

     3/21: A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and a BONAPARTE’S GULL were seen at Oneida 
Shores Park in Brewerton.A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA north 
of Baldwinsville and relocated the next day.

     3/22: A possible GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on Fisher road in Syracuse. 5 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were found on Waters Road in Fabius. An OSPREY was 
seen at Onondaga Lake Park.

     3/23: An EASTERN TOWHEE was seen and photographed at Melo Circle in Clay. 
An OSPREY was seen from the Thruway in Mattydale.

     







Derby Hill Bird Sanctuary

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     1,428 Raptors were counted at Derby Hill this week. 12 GOLDEN EAGLES were 
seenOther highlights were 7 ROSS’S GEESE, a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and 2 
GLAUCOUS GULLS. on 3/20 an estimated 41,000 non rapror migrants were counted, a 
majority being ictarids and waterfowl.







Oswego County

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     The Hinmanville Road LARK SPARROW has now made it 77 days including today.

     3/19: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Cty. Rt. 54 north of Phoenix.

     3/21: A continuing FIELD SPARROW and a FOX SPARROW were seen at a feeder 
in Constantia.







Madison County

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     3/17: A FOX SPARROW was seen in hamilton.

     3/23: An early PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen at Ditchbank Road north of 
Canastota.







Oneida County

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     3/22: 2 Adult Male BARROW’S GOLDENEYES were seen from Lewis Point at the 
Southeast corner of Oneida Lake.

     3/23: A FOX SPARROW was at a feeder south of Forestport.







Herkimer County

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     3/21: A WILSON’S SNIPE was seen near Salisbury Corners north of 
Middleville.

     3/22: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Salisbury Corners.




          




---- End Report







Joseph Brin

Baldwinsville NY

Region 5



    
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