* New York* Syracuse
- October 02, 2017
* NYSY 10.02.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):September 26, 2017
- October 02, 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: September 26 AT 11:30 a.m.
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of September 18,
Highlights--------------BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONSNOW GOOSECACKLING
GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONSANDHILL CRANEAMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERSTILT
SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERBAIRD’S
SANDPIPERWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERWILSON’S PHALAROPEPHILADELPHIA VIREOGRAY-CHEEKED
THRUSHPHILADELPHIA VIREOFOX SPARROWPINE SISKIN
Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex
18 species of shorebirds were reported from the complex this week.
9/25: A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was seen at the Visitor’s Center. It was seen
through the 27th. 9/30: 15 species of waterfowl were seen along the
wildlife Drive including an EURASIAN WIGEON, a CACKLING GOOSE and 5,600
NORTHERN PINTAIL. A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at the Visitor’s Center. 15 more
shorebird species were seen along the Wildlife Drive including both DOWITCHERS,
both BLACK-BELLIED and AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER.
10/1: A SNOW GOOSE was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A BLACK-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERON was seen along the Wildlife Drive. An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was
again seen at Benning Marsh.
9/27: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen along the Creek Walk near
Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen on Schlicht Road
near Fabius. 9/29: 5 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES were reported from the Radisson
River Park south of Phoenix.
10/1: 2 early FOX SPARROWS were reported from the Great Bear Recreation
Area north of Phoenix.
9/27: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seeb at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.
9/30: A SANDHILL CRANE and 3 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen at the Sky High
Sod Farm north of Chittenango. 10/1: A SANDHILL CRANE was again seen at
the Sod farm.
9/27: A PINE SISKIN was reported on Hardscrabble Road south of Cassville.
---Joseph BrinRegion 5 Baldwinsville, NY 13027 USA
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