- May 21, 2018
- NYSY 05.21.18
Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert
Dates: May 15 - May 21
To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com
Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer,
Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex
compiled: May 21AT 6:30 p.m. EDT
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on May 15,
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
Shorebird season is here with 17 species reported this week. The highloght
was the AMERICAN AVOCET seen from 5/17 to 5/19 at Benning Marsh.
The WESTERN MEADOWLARK continues at Armitage road just west of Rt.89. The
ROSS’S FOOSE has moved to Benning Marsh on the Wildlife Drive. The AMERICAN
WHITE PELICAN was last reported on 5/17 in the main pool.
5/15: A LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was reported at the Morgan Road Marshes. An
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER has again been found at Carncross road and was reported
5/16: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER is again being seen on Mays Point Road.
5/17: 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at East Road. A SNOWY EGRET was found
at Norht Spring Pool and was seen through 5/20. PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continue
at the forested area of Armitage Road. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at
5/18: A FORSTER’S TERN was seen at Tschache Pool.
5/19: STILT SANDPIPER(S) were seen at Tschache Pool and along the Wildlife
5/20: A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was reported from Marten’s Tract.
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
It was a slow week at Derby as the Hawk Watch starts to count down. Only
989 raptors were counted this week. Other highlights were a BLACK VULTURE on
5/17 and a GOLDEN EAGLE and 44 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS on 5/20.
5/15: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH were seen at
Sunset Bay park.
5/17: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard at Roosevelt Road north of Constantia.A
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was found on McClaud Road on the north shore of Oneida
5/19: A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was reported on Hinman Road north of Pulaski.
A LEAST BITTERN was heard on Depot Road in West Monroe. 110 BRANT were seen in
flight from 3 Mile Bay on Oneida Lake.
5/20: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Sunset Bay Park.
5/21: A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was found at the Rt. 6 wetlands north of Rt.
3. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER has returned to Gray Road west of Rt. 48 and south of
5/16: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was found at Green Lakes State Park.
5/17: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at a private residence in Fairmont.
5/18: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on #2 Road south of Manlius. A LEAST
BITTERN and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were found at the Dewitt Marsh and Landfill.
An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at the Kirkville Pools in Kirkville.
5/19: A SNOWY EGRET was again seen at Onondaga Lake, this time at the
Liverpool Marina. It has been seen through 5/21.
5/20: 2 WHIMBREL were seen on the rocky spit at Liverpool Marina on
Onondaga Lake. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found at Green Lakes State Park. 3 COMMON
NIGHTHAWKS were seen at 3 Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.
5/16: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were seen at West
Barrier Park at Fair Haven
5/17: A LITTLE GULL was found at West Barrier Park in Fair Haven.
5/15: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen at Poolville south of Hamilton.
5/20: 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were spotted on Ditchbank Road north of
5/18: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen at the Deerfield Grasslands south of
5/16: A GREAT EGRET was seen at the McKoons Road Pond north of Richfield
Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA
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