* New York* Syracuse - October 17, 2016 * NYSY 10.17.16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):October 10, 2016 - October 17, 2016to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison & Cortlandcompiled: October 17 AT 5:00 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of October 10, 2015. Highlights-------------- CACKLING GOOSEBRANTGREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONWHITE-WINGED SCOTERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERGRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------ 12 species of Shorebirds were reported from the complex this week. Again all were reported either from the Visitor’s Center or along the Wildlife Drive. WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER and STILT SANDPIPER continue to hang around. 10/15: A male EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in the main pool. It was seen again today./14: 10/17: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen along the Wildlife Drive near the carp barrier.
Cayuga County------------ 10/17: 51 BRANT were seen at Fair Haven State Park. One appears to be injured. A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was also seen. Onondaga County------------ 10/11: A CACKLING GOOSE was reported from Beaver Lake. 10:14: A late YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was seen on the Erie Canal Trail near Fayetteville. 10/16: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was found at the Kirkville Pools Brook picnic area. Oswego County------------ 10/11: 2 LINCOLN’S SPARROWS were seen on the wooded trails at Derby Hill. 10/16: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen on Hinman Road. Madison County------------ 10/13: A pair of WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on Bradley Brook Reservoir. 10/16: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was spotted on Woodman Pond. It was seen multiple times this past week but was missed today. --end report Joseph BrinRegion 5 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --