RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* May 18, 2020

*  NYSY  05. 18. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




May 11 2020 to May 18, 2020

to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com

covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),

Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland

compiled: May 18 AT 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org

 

 

#702 Monday May 18, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

May 11, 2020

 

Highlights:

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WESTERN GREBE (Extralimital)

LEAST BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

GLOSSY IBIS

BRANT

GREATER SCAUP

LESSER SCAUP

SANDHILL CRANE

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

UPLAND SANDPIPER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

GULL-BILLED TERN (Extralimital)

WHIP-POOR-WILL

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

SEDGE WREN

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER

CONNECTICUT WARBLER

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

CERULEAN WARBLER

PRAIRIE WARBLER

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

LARK SPARROW

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW

ORCHARD ORIOLE







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

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     5/20: A GLOSSY IBIS was found on the Wildlife Drive. It continues thru the 
22nd. A SEDGE WREN was reported from the Wildlife drive.

     5/22: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were spotted at 
Howland Island.

     5/23: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at the Visitor’s Center.

     5/24: Late GREATER and LESSER SCAUP were seen at VanDyne Spoor Road. 
CERULEAN and PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were reported from Howland Island. 4 
SANDHILL CRANES were spotted at the Morgan Road Marshes.

     5/25: An ORCHARD ORIOLE and 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen along the Wildlife 
Trail. A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road. A PROTHONOTARY 
WARBLER was again present at the Wooded area of Armitage Road.







Cayuga County

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     5/18: 17 species of Warblers including GOLDEN-WINGED were found at 
theSterling Nature Center.

     5/20: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair 
Haven.

     5/21: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Fair Haven State Park. 12 
species of Warblers including a PRAIRIE WARBLER were seen at West Barrier Bar 
Park.

     5/22: A LARK SPARROW was found at West Barrier Park.

     5/24: A LEAST BITTERN, a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and a very rare for our 
area CONNECTICUT WARBLER were reported from West Barrier Bar Park. A 
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Sterling Nature Center.

     5/25: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, a PHILADELPHIA 
VIREO and 16 species of Warblers were reported from West Barrier Bar Park. An 
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found at the Sterling Nature Center.







Onondaga County

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     5/20: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at the Gerber Topsoil Farm in Kirkville 
and were present thru the 25th. A LEAST BITTERN was heard at Three Rivers WMA 
north of Baldwinsville and was heard thru the 25th. A female GOLDEN-WINGED 
WARBLER was seen at Three Rivers WMA. A PRAIRIE WARBLER was found at Green 
Lakes State Park. It had continued through today.

     5/23: Up to 2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS have returned to Whiskey Hollow Nature 
Preserve west of Baldwinsville and have been found thru today.

     5/25: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Labrador Hollow Unique Area.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory

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     A total of 5,681 hawks were counted at Derby Hill this week. 5/25 was the 
best day with a total of 3,041 hawks counted 2,589 of which were BROAD-WINGED 
HAWKS. It was also a record day for BALD EAGLES with 152 counted. Other 
notables were a resident RED-HEADED WOODPECKER(S) on 5/19 and a BLACK-CROWNED 
NIGHT-HERON on 5/21.







Oswego County

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     5/20: 18 BRANT and 2 SNOW GEESE were seen on Oneida Lake form Mill Street 
in Constantia. 

     5/21: WHIP-POOR-WILLS were heard from Martin Road and the Roosevelt Gravel 
Pits north of Oneida Lake. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen by many at Sunset 
Bay Park on Lake Ontario in Scriba.

     5/22: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at Three Mile Bay on Oneida Lake. 
An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Hinman Road north of Pulaski.

     5/23: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Deer Creek Marsh on Lake 
Ontario.A LEAST BITTERN was heard at the Phoenix Water Wells north of County 
Rt. 12.

     5/24: GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES were found at the Sithe Energy Trail on 
LakeOntario and at Deer Creek Marsh on Lake Ontario. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER 
was seen at Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario.

     5/25: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO and a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER were seen at 
Sunset Bay Park.







Madison County

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     5/22: 5 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at Woodman Pond south of Hamilton.

     5/25: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen at Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.







Oneida County

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     5/20: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found on Miller’s woods Road near 
Boonville.

     5/24: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen in Waterville.







Herkimer county

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     5/18: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found near Salisbury Corners.

     5/22: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was found on Big Otter Lake Trail north 
of Thendara.







Extralimital

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     5/23: A WESTERN GREBE was spotted on Seneca Lake from Seneca Lake State 
Park in Geneva. It was relocated on 5/24 but not since.

     5/25: A first for upstate GULL-BILLED TERN was found on 5/25 at the Cayuga 
Overlook of the Iroquois NWR in Genesee County. A preliminary report from late 
in the day on the 24th. was verified early on the 25th. So far today it has not 
been relocated.




   

     

---- End Report







Joseph Brin

Baldwinsville NY

Region 5



    
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