[cayugabirds-l] MNWR and pedestrians

2014-08-05 Thread Barbara B. Eden
All, This place can be a potential model for Montezuma. http://www.fws.gov/refuge/nisqually/ It is much larger but it is only for pedestrians and birds are close to the boardwalk and also far away. Wouldn't those birds who are more skittish stay farther away from the pedestrians? ~Barbara

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-05 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Many interesting points have been mentioned and certainly are worthwhile exploring if they fall within the purview of MNWR. Certainly out of car areas could be established once the major construction is complete. The north area would be ideal and still allow the first portion of the drive

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-05 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
If the following is true why there is hunting allowed on the refuge? Is it better than foot traffic just disturbing them to some extent? It seems refuge managers are interfering with the nature in variety of ways by changing the habitats constantly. For example Benning Marsh was one of the

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-05 Thread Marie P. Read
they were not interfering with any of the management plans. How do you know that? M Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu http://www.marieread.com Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake Basin

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-05 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Because what happened after that! -Original Message- From: Marie P. Read Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:44 AM To: Meena Madhav Haribal; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion they were not interfering with any of the management plans. How do you know that?

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-05 Thread Marie P. Read
Yes, wildlife refuges are not nature parks, they are set aside to provide a refuge…for the wildlife, a refuge from HUMANS and their encroachment! Marie (yes I'm a human, yes I encroach with the best of 'em!) Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone

[cayugabirds-l] Support NW Refuges

2014-08-05 Thread Donna Scott
Have all you birders considered buying a duck stamp to help Pay for all these wildlife refuges we use enjoy? I just bought mine at the US Post Office for $15. It has a beautiful painting of Canvasbacks. Yep, hunters go there too, but if we want large habitats like this to be preserved

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Support NW Refuges

2014-08-05 Thread Diane Morton
Yes, I agree that more birders could support the national wildlife refuges by purchasing these beautiful stamps! The Friends of the Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp have great information on their web site: http://www.friendsofthestamp.org . They also sell the stamps in plastic holders that you can

[cayugabirds-l] Foot traffic and impact

2014-08-05 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, One more important thing about wildlife drive and foot traffic - It is the small amount of the area which will be disturbed for birds (not for insects and other lowly creatures) compared to the area that is available for the wildlife, some hundreds of acres. 28.33 km2 is the refuge area

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-05 Thread Lisa Welch
We need to start thinking outside of the box when it comes to nature.  Our culture has been conditioned to think of ourselves as being separate from nature, i.e., modernism and the machine.  I think the Montezuma wildlife drive is a perfect example of that modernistic paradigm that is quickly

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Foot traffic and impact

2014-08-05 Thread Diane Morton
Meena, The duck stamp sales go DIRECTLY to the National Wildlife Refuge system. $15 of your tax money would have only a tiny fraction supporting the refuge system. Mostly, it is the duck hunters who fund the refuge system through the purchase of duck stamps. Birders who enjoy the NWRs might also

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Support NW Refuges

2014-08-05 Thread Kimberly Sucy
I bought my Duck Stamp from the ABA to ensure that my contribution was marked as non-hunter revenue - not that I deny the many contributions of hunters to the preservation of our natural lands! That just doesn't represent me best. -kimberly sucy -ks...@eznet.net On Aug 5, 2014, at 10:08 AM,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Support NW Refuges

2014-08-05 Thread Melissa Groo
FYI, the Duck Stamp is only available at the Warren Rd post office in the Ithaca area, I bought mine there a couple weeks ago when the new one first became available (after going to the downtown p.o. which didn't have it). You can also order it via the American Birding Association (even if you're

[cayugabirds-l] Duck Stamp from ABA and relevant links

2014-08-05 Thread Lee Ann van Leer
How and why to buy Duck Stamp from ABA (American Birding Association) http://blog.aba.org/2014/06/make-birders-count-buy-your-duck-stamp-through-the-aba.html Showing your Duck Stamp will gain you free admission to National Wildlife refuges that normally charge admission. More info:

[cayugabirds-l] Refuge funding

2014-08-05 Thread John Confer
Hi Folks, Just back from 10 days of wilderness canoeing in Canada. Karen and I still love the northern Georgian Bay canoe country, but we found that what was once easy to do in a day is now pretty hard. Lots of cormorants and lousy fishing in what once was very good fishing. I think there

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Foot traffic and impact

2014-08-05 Thread Glenn Wilson
There were about 100 Robins on River Road this morning in Endwell. Glenn Wilson Endicott, NY www.WilsonsWarbler.com On Aug 5, 2014, at 10:49 AM, Meena Madhav Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote: Hi all, One more important thing about wildlife drive and foot traffic – It is the small amount of the

[cayugabirds-l] Duck stamps at Visitor's Center

2014-08-05 Thread Linda Clark Benedict
You can also buy them at the gift shop at the Montezuma refuge visitors center. The Friends don't make anything on them, Chuck Gibson (president if the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex) buys them so we can have them available to those interested. Linda -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2014-08-05 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA   *  New York *  Syracuse * August 5, 2014 *  NYSY  08. 05. 14   Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert Dates(s): July 28, 2013 - August 05, 2014 to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands Complex

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant kestrels etc

2014-08-05 Thread Marie P. Read
The annual build up of American Kestrels has begun on Mt Pleasant: there were 7 on the wires on the dirt road to the radio tower and an 8th by the observatory. I presume this represents one or more families. Also a couple of bobolinks binking in flight over the fields. Marie Marie Read

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Support NW Refuges

2014-08-05 Thread Alicia Plotkin
This might just be an Ithaca policy. We get one every year haven't done that yet for 2014-15, but at least as of last year we always were able to pick it up at our local post office in Ovid. Best - Alicia On 8/5/2014 12:31 PM, Melissa Groo wrote: FYI, the Duck Stamp is

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Canoeing/Kayaking Tour Sat. August 9

2014-08-05 Thread Chris Lajewski
Join Chris Lajewski, Director of the Montezuma Audubon Center, on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 1:30 PM—4:30 PM for a canoe/kayak paddle on the tranquil waters of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal. The fall migration is underway so this is a great chance to see raptors, shorebirds and songbirds that are soaring

[cayugabirds-l] Fw: Fwd: DEC Provides Special Opportunity to Visit Restricted Wetlands - A New NYSDEC Press Release

2014-08-05 Thread chuckgibson
Hi All, this is for those of you who might want to visit some new areas. From: bakkerb...@aol.com Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:07 PM To: chuckgib...@verizon.net Subject: Fwd: DEC Provides Special Opportunity to Visit Restricted Wetlands - A New NYSDEC Press Release Hi Chuck, I would