* New York
* March 15, 2010
* NYSY 1503.10
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
March 08, 2009 - March 15, 2010
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:March 15 AT 6:00 p.m. (EST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
#196 -Monday March 15, 2010
Greetings! This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of March 01 ,
WESTERN GREBE (Extralimital)
Migrants this week:
AMERICAN WOODCOCK - 3/8
GREEN-WING TEAL - 3/10
TREE SWALLOW - 3/10
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK - 3/10
GOLDEN EAGLE - 3/12
CHIPPING SPARROW - 3/13 (possible overwinterer but not reported previously)
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
3/11: An estimated 100,000 SNOW GEESE were reported in the mucklands on
Rt.31. In ensuing days the numbers have dropped to “mere thousands”.
3/12: A ROSS’S GOOSE was seen along Rt.89 between East Road and Rt.31.
3/13: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at the end (drivable) of VanDyne Spoor
3/8: AMERICAN WOODCOCK were heard and seen along Kellog Road in the Three
Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. 5 PURPLE FINCHES were seen in the Tully
3/14: A NORTHERN SHRIKE continues to hang around the Split Rock area west
of Syracuse. An ICELAND GULL was seen feeding in the Seneca River in
3/13: A LONG-EARED OWL was found at Noyes Sanctuary along Lake Ontario.
A slow week due to indifferent weather. The first GOLDEN EAGLE 3/12 and
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK 3/10 were recorded. The count so far is 11 species of
raptor and 312 individuals.
Most impressive was the Goose flight on 3/14. An estimated 55,000 CANADA
GEESE and 77,500 SNOW GEESE were recorded flying over.
3/11: A WESTERN GREBE was initially reported on ebird at Chimney Bluffs
State Park on Lake Ontario in Wayne County. It was relocated on 3/14 but there
have been no updates today.
Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 U.S.A.
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