I am a planner with Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency and I'm
researching migratory bird (or otherwise) regulatory requirements and/or
recommended practices for proposed and existing towers.
Can anyone recommend a definitive guide for NYS?
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
Unlike for commercial wind energy, there are no specific NY guidelines for
minimizing avian impacts of communcations towers (i.e., nothing from NYDEC).
The Federal guidelines put forth by the USFWS are pertinent for NY and can be
found at the following link:
Wouldn't this be true of other recognized migratory routes, wildlife refugees,
or IBA, etc, for example, Montezuma?
From: Bill Evans wrev...@clarityconnect.com
To: Lisa Welch welch_m_l...@yahoo.com; cayugabirds
I would think you should look at IBAs on a case-by-case basis, giving
consideration to the cited reasons for each listing. Some IBAs are certainly in
the inventory because they represent significant migration routes (for example,
all of Cayuga Lake is a designated IBA). But other IBAs were
There are no other migratory concentration zones as well recognized in NY as
shoreline regions. There are other geographic dynamics that cause migratory
bird concentrations, such as long ridgelines (for migratory raptors especially)
and box canyons (for night migrants especially) but
Could someone help to identify the bird we saw this morning on the ground and
in the bushes near our feeders? See the three links below. We're wondering if
it could be a leucistic junco. It was significantly larger than the goldfinches
hopping around near it. Marsha and Fred Kardon
Considering the belly color and where it begins on the flanks, and the dark
eye, I think your guess is a good one.
-Never play it the same way once.
On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:58 AM, M Kardon mk2...@pol.net wrote:
Could someone help to identify the bird we saw this morning on the
We were thrilled to have a completely new yard bird, a male and
female Bufflehead, on our small pond in Brooktondale this morning,
along with the regulars: Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, Mallards,
and Canada Geese. (And a Common Merganser on a nearby pond.) Finally,
some good weather for ducks
Many of you may have watched as we installed the two cameras that now sit on
the snag in the middle of Sapsucker Woods pond. Given how active the herons
have been over the last few days, we're excited to launch the cams to the local
birding community so you can begin enjoying the
New, nearly real time map of wind patterns over the USA mainland. Thought some
would find it useful for predicting migration patterns/speeds.
Plus it's just plain cool.
Bioacoustics Research Program
I don't check Dryden Lake the way I used to, but today seemed like a good day
for it. This evening I had 4 male WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 1
HORNED GREBE, 3 Greater Scaup, 26 Lesser Scaup, 2 Buffleheads, 5 Ring-necked
Ducks, 1 male RUDDY DUCK, a couple of Canada Geese, and a
Wow that is cool!
Ithaca NY 14850
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