RBA



*New York
   
   - Syracuse
   - May 06, 2019
   - NYSY 05. 06. 19

Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: April 29 - May 06,  2019

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 06 AT 2:00 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 April 29, 
2019




Highlights:




RED-THROATED LOON

RED-NECKED GREBE

EURASIAN WIGEON

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

GOLDEN EAGLE

BLACK VULTURE

SANDHILL CRANE

PIPING PLOVER

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

RUFF

STILT SANDPIPER

UPLAND SANDPIPER

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

BLACK TERN

SNOWY OWL

WHIP-POOR-WILL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

TOWNSEND’S WARBLER

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW

LINCOLN’S SPARROW

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

ORCHARD ORIOLE

EVENING GROSBEAK







     This week was the big migration week for our area. It looks like a great 
majority of the neo-tropical migrants arrived sometime during the week.













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)

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     5/1: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen at the Visitor’s Center.

     5/4: A RUFF was seen with Yellowlegs along the Wildlife Drive. Also seen 
was a STILT SANDPIPER. 20 BLACK TERNS were seen at VanDyne Spoor Road along 
with 11 Warbler species. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER has returned to the forested 
area of Armitage Road. It crosses the road and can be recorded in both Wayne 
and Seneca County.

     5/5: 2 SANDHILL CRANES  were seen at Howland Island. An EURASINA WIGEON, 3 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and a BLACK TERN were all seen along the Wildlife Drive.







Cayuga County

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     5/2: A mega rare TOWNSEND’S WARBLER was found on West Barrier Bar Park in 
Fair Haven. Unfortunately it has not been seen again since that day. Along with 
7 other Warbler species a SEDGE WREN, a GLAUCOUS GULL and an ICELAND GULL were 
also seen.

     5/3: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found at Sterling Nature Center. It was 
seen again on the 4th. and the 5th.

     5/5: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Fair Haven State Park.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory

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     This week it was feast or famine at Derby. Finally yesterday there was a 
good flight with 5,670 raptors counted.It all 10,591 Hawks were counted and 
again BROADWINGS made up the overwelming majority. Highlights were 1 NORTHERN 
GOSHAWK, 2 GOLDEN EAGLES, the second BLACK VULTURE OF THE SEASON, an ORCHARD 
ORIOLE, a LINCOLN’S SPARROW and a SANDHILL CRANE.







Oswego County

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     4/29: 14 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Mill Street in Orwell.

     4/30: 4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and an ICELAND GULL were seen in Oswego 
Harbor.

     5/3: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a late SNOWY OWL were found at Sunset Bay 
Park on Lake Ontario.

     5/4: 2 PIPING PLOVERS were seen at the outlet of Sandy Pond.







Onondaga County

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     5/1: A BLACK TERN was seen on the Erie Canal at Poolsbrook near Green 
Lakes.

     5/4: 2 RED-THROATED LOONS were seen on the West Shore Trail on Onondaga 
Lake. One was seen on the 5th. also.

     5/5: A BLACK TERN was seen on the West Shore Of Onondaga Lake. 2 ORCHARD 
ORIOLES and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were seen at Green Lakes State Park.







Madison County

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     EVENING GROSBEAKS continue at feeders on Carpenter Road in Sheds and Eden 
Hollow Road near Erieville. 

     5/3: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeder on Bonney Hill Road near 
Hamilton.

     5/5: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.

     5/6: 6 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on Woodman Pond near Hamilton.







Oneida county

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     4/30: UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen on Harris Road south of Poland. A 
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen also.

     5/4: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen near Ava and boonville.

     5/5: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO were found in the 
woods near Verona Beach State Park.







Herkimer county

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EVENING GROSBEAKS continue at a feeder on Military Road west of Dolgeville.

     4/29: An EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard on Castle Road north of 
Fairfield.

     




     







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Joseph Brin

Region 5

Baldwinsville, NY, 13027, USA




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