*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - February 26, 2018
*  NYSY  02.26.18 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 19 2018 - 
February 26, 2018to 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: February 26 AT 12:00 p.m. 
(EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of February 19, 
2018.
Highlights--------------
ROSS’S GOOSEGREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONSURF SCOTERBLACK 
VULTUREICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLSNOWY OWLSHORT-EARED OWLSAW-WHET OWLNORTHERN 
SHRIKE


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)----------------
     2/20: A ROSS’S GOOSE was found among many Snow Geese at the Mucklands on 
Rt.31 at the potato building. It was relocated the next day also.      2/21: A 
EURASIAN WIGEON and 4 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen at the Mucklands.     2/24: A 
great day at Carncross Road. Large numbers of NORTHERN PINTAIL and AMERICAN 
WIGION and early sightings of NORTHERN SHOVELER and WOOD DUCK. Rarities were 11 
GREATER WHITE FRONTED GEESE, an EURASIAN WIGEON and ROSS’S GOOSE. Later in the 
evening 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen hunting.      2/25: A ROSS’S GOOSE was 
seen from East Road.An EURASIAN WIGEON and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen 
at Carncross Road.

Onondaga County------------
     2/23: 3 ICELAND GULLS and 1 GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at the end of the 
Creek Walk near Destiny in Syracuse.     2/25: A BLACK VULTURE was again seen 
at the OCCRA sight in Jamesville. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Watervale Road 
near Pompey. A SNOWY OWL continues near the State Fair entrance in one of the 
parking lots. A SAW-WHET OWL has been seen and heard on Mirage Lane in Clay.

Oswego County------------
     2/21: A SNOWY OWL continues at Oswego Harbor.     2/22: A SURF SCOTER 
continues in Oswego Harbor.     2/23: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Co. Rt. 54 
north of Phoenix.

Madison County------------
     2/20: A NORTHERN SHRIKE continues on Eden Hollow Road near Erieville.
     

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---Joseph BrinRegion 5 Baldwinsville, NY  13027  USA
  
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