* New York
* October 20, 2014
* NYSY 10. 20. 14
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
October 13, 2014 - October 20, 2014
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: October 20AT 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
#413 Monday October 20, 2014
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
October 13, 2014
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
10/15: 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Towpath Road. They have been found
through the 19th.
10/19: An EARED GREBE and 2 EURASIAN WIGEONS were seen in the Main Pool. A
HUDSONIAN GODWIT was found in Puddler’s Marsh. A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at
10/15: An early LAPLAND LONGSPUR was found on the inside of the break wall
at Fair Haven State Park.
10/15: The Rt. 31 SNOWY OWL was again seen, this time near Wegman’s.
10/16: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen near the Eagles nest at Three Rivers WMA
north of Baldwinsville.
10/19: A BRANT was seen at close range on Vann Road near Beaver Lake
Nature Center west of Baldwinsville. Upwards of 70 DARK-EYED JUNCOS were seen
at Beaver Lake Nature Center.
10/20: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW and the county’s first FOX SPARROW were spotted
under the power lines at Three Rivers WMA. A late VESPER SPARROW and large
numbers of WHITE-CROWNED and WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were found in the scrubby
area east of Van Rensselear Street at the Inner Harbor.
10/18: A LITTLE GULL was found at the overlook at Derby Hall.
10/19: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and the region’s first fall FOX SPARROW
were seen at Great Bear Recreation Area north of Phoenix.
10/20: A PINE SISKIN was heard at Great Bear Recreation Area.
10/20: A PINE SISKIN was reported near Camden.
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Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 U.S.A.
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