*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - April 10 2017
*  NYSY  04.10.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):April 10, 2017 - 
April 17, 2017to 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: April 17  AT 5 p.m. 
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of April 10, 2017.
Highlights--------------
RED-NECKED GREBEAMERICAN WHITE PELICANBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONEURASIAN 
GREEN-WINGED TEALEURASIAN WIGEONBLACK VULTURESWAINSON’S HAWKGOLDEN EAGLELITTLE 
GULLICELAND GULLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------
     4/11: The EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was again seen at the Visitor’s 
Center  and was seen throughout the week including today.     4/13: An EURASIAN 
WIGEON was seen in the Mucklands along Rt. 31 west of the Seneca River.

Derby Hill Bird Observatory------------
     Only two days with raptors in the thousands but a great week nontheless. 
The total for the week was 6,681 hawks counted. Highlights were 2 SWAINSON’S 
HAWKS on 4/15 and 1 SWAINSON’S HAWK, 2 GOLDEN EAGLES and 1 BLACK VULTURE on 
4/16. An ICELAND GULL was also spotted on 4/16.

Oswego County-------------
     4/13: A LITTLE GULL was seen from Phillips Point on the north shore of 
Oneida Lake.     4/15: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen from Phillips Point.

Onondaga County------------
     4/11: A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was heard on DeMong Street in Syracuse.     
4/13: An ICELAND GULL was seen at the confluence of the Oneida and Seneca 
Rivers south of Phoenix.     4/14: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen near the 
outlet on Nine Mile Creek on the west side of Onondaga Lake. It was not located 
the next day.     4/15: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen from the pull off on the 
east side of Onondaga Lake south of Liverpool.

Madison County------------
     4/16: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on Woodman Pond.

Oneida County------------
     4/14: An ICELAND GULL was seen on the break wall at Sylvan Beach.

Herkimer County------------
      4/12: Rare for the area REDHEAD and LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen at the 
McKoons Road Marsh north and west of Richfield Springs.

Migrants reported this week------------
HOUSE WRENMARSH WRENBROWN THRASHERSORAPALM WARBLERLOUISIANA 
WATERTHRUSHBLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERPINE WARBLERVIRGINIA RAILSOLITARY 
SANDPIPERCLIFF SWALLOWNASHVILLE WARBLER

             -end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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