[cayugabirds-l] Birding and more at the Montezuma Audubon Center

2016-10-17 Thread Chris Lajewski
Oct. 21, Friday, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Sunset Birdwatching WalkThe peak of the 
waterfowl migration is upon us. Join us for a casual, 1-mile stroll through our 
forests, grasslands and wetlands to see dozens of duck, goose, swan and 
songbird species as they settle into Montezuma for a good nights rest. 
Participants are encouraged to bring their camera and binoculars. Fee: 
$4/child; $6/adult, $20/family.
Oct. 22, Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Happy Owl-ween We are happy to welcome 
Jean Soprano, of Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation, who will have live 
owls on display during a presentation about the silent hunters of the night. 
Then, join us for a night hike around Montezuma’s woods and grasslands to 
experience the sights, sounds and smells of the night. Fee: $6/child, $8/adult, 
$25/family. 
Oct. 27, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Montezuma Birding Van Tour The peak 
of the waterfowl migration is upon us! Join us for a van tour to see dozens of 
ducks, geese and swans as they soar overhead and rest in wetlands during their 
long and impressive journey. Participants are encouraged to bring their camera 
and binoculars. Fee: $8/child; $13.50/adult, $35/family. 
Space is limited and registration is required for all programs. Call 
315-365-3588 or email montez...@audubon.org. We look forward to birding with 
you!
Chris LajewskiCenter DirectorMontezuma Audubon Center2295 State Route 89, 
Savannah, NY 13146http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma


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[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park and Cornell Community Gardens, Mon 10/17

2016-10-17 Thread Mark Chao
Between 11:35 and noon on Monday, Jay McGowan, Brad Walker, some curious
passersby, and I watched the YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO at various points around
the dock by the Stewart Park pavilion building.  First Jay and Brad pointed
out the bird to me in the tall willow tree right next to the dock.  The
bird was difficult to find at rest, but once I knew generally where to
look, I could pick it out by the broad reddish patch formed by its dropped,
fanned wings.



The bird flew down next to the little tree at the base of the dock, and
then to the dense vegetation right along the shore.  Here it became much
more difficult to find.  It emerged for a couple of minutes and processed a
woolly bear on the ground, but then retreated into the dense plants and
disappeared.  I stayed for 10 minutes after Jay and Brad left, but couldn’t
find the cuckoo again.



Thanks to Tim, Ethan, Brad, and Jay for your help with this fine bird!
(Thanks also to Jay for finding a BRANT on the red lighthouse jetty.)



The Cornell Community Gardens on Freese Road continue to offer very good
birding.  Today I found my first VESPER SPARROW of the season, which flew
up from the northwesternmost plot, flashing white outer tail feathers, and
alighted high in a tree across the road.  I also found a LINCOLN’S SPARROW
yesterday, and several WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS on both days.



Mark Chao

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[cayugabirds-l] Brant

2016-10-17 Thread Ann Mitchell
 Adam Wiebe reported a single Brant on the red light house jetty. It is still 
present foraging among the cormorants.
Ann

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[cayugabirds-l] Yellow Billed Cuckoo at Stewart Park

2016-10-17 Thread Ethan Chaffee
There is a yellow billed cuckoo sitting in a small tree next to the dock.
Thanks to Tim Lenz for locating the bird.

Ethan

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Brant

2016-10-17 Thread Diane Morton
Now 80-100 Brant on the lake just north of red lighthouse

On Monday, October 17, 2016, Ann Mitchell  wrote:

>  Adam Wiebe reported a single Brant on the red light house jetty. It is
> still present foraging among the cormorants.
> Ann
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[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2016-10-17 Thread Joseph Brin
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - October 17, 2016
*  NYSY  10.17.16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):October 10, 2016 - 
October 17, 2016to 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: October 17  AT 5:00 p.m. 
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of October 10, 
2015.
Highlights--
CACKLING GOOSEBRANTGREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONWHITE-WINGED 
SCOTERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED 
DOWITCHERGRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)  
     12 species of Shorebirds were reported from the complex this week. Again 
all were reported either from the Visitor’s Center or along the Wildlife Drive. 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER and STILT SANDPIPER continue to 
hang around.     10/15: A male EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in the main pool. It 
was seen again today./14:      10/17: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen along the 
Wildlife Drive near the carp barrier.

Cayuga County
     10/17: 51 BRANT were seen at Fair Haven State Park. One appears to be 
injured. A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was also seen.

Onondaga County
     10/11: A CACKLING GOOSE was reported from Beaver Lake.     10:14: A late 
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was seen on the Erie Canal Trail near Fayetteville.     
10/16: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was found at the Kirkville Pools Brook picnic area.


Oswego County
     10/11: 2 LINCOLN’S SPARROWS were seen on the wooded trails at Derby Hill.  
   10/16: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen on Hinman Road.

Madison County
     10/13: A pair of WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on Bradley Brook 
Reservoir.     10/16: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was spotted on Woodman 
Pond. It was seen multiple times this past week but was missed today.    
   
 --end report 
    
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