RE: [cayugabirds-l] Avian flu

2022-04-19 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Here are a few links with good information. The first was sent to me by a DEC biologist, and the second I found linked off the first. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Update 03/24/22 from Cornell Wildlife

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Egret @ MNWR

2022-04-16 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
As of 3:45 pm today there is a Snowy Egret hanging out along the wildlife drive between the photo blind and "Shorebird Flats". This is the left side of the road, beyond where the carp try to get into the Main Pool, but before the drive takes a sharp turn to the left. It was not in the open

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma spring programs

2022-04-15 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon, Here are a few upcoming events being held here at the Montezuma Audubon Center! If you’d like to review a full list of our programs and events, please visit: https://ny.audubon.org/montezuma-programs-and-events Join us for a Montezuma Birding Tour! We have scheduled many tours

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese - A Huge Problem

2022-03-22 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hi everyone, Here is a great article from Ducks Unlimited: https://www.ducks.org/conservation/national/light-goose-dilemma There can be a great impact on the public when we get to experience things like the annual spring Snow Goose migration through the Finger Lakes, because it is amazing!

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Knox Marcellus marsh

2022-03-17 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Today there is a Montezuma Wetlands Complex wide waterfowl survey, so that is most likely who those people are. -- Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator 315.365.3588 Montezuma Audubon Center PO Box 187 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 Click here to see upcoming programs and events!

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma updates

2022-03-15 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning all, I’ve been away from Montezuma since last Friday, so I haven’t been able to keep up personally with where the Snow Geese and other waterfowl have been hanging out over the weekend. I did a quick drive around to some of the hot spots, and I’ll detail my observations below:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Snow goose XU97 Update

2022-03-14 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
If anyone has decent photos of any of these birds and a certificate of the band information they’ve received back, I’d love to write up a post and share on Montezuma Audubon Center’s FB. Please send to me! Photo credit will be included. Thanks! -- Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator

[cayugabirds-l] Waterfowl/Crane update from Montezuma

2022-03-09 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon, Wow it’s been a wild couple of days! We went from relatively low numbers of waterfowl and lots of ice and snow on Saturday to LOTS of birds and a lot more open water. “Route 31 Muck”: this is the hot spot. These flooded ag fields are privately owned, but the birds do not care.

[cayugabirds-l] Thousands of blackbirds

2022-03-08 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Easily 10,000+ on corner of Gravel and Durling Tyre. I've never seen a flock so big! Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] 31 muck in Savannah

2022-03-08 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Currently here, thousands of birds but it's hard to determine just how many white birds are out there as I stand in the midst of a lake effect squall! Many geese and swans in the air as well as on the ground, saw shovelers, pintails, mallards, wigeon too. Heard killdeer!! Once the weather

[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese at Montezuma and guided tours!

2022-03-07 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I have not been in the Montezuma area since Saturday, so I've been missing the show! I've been getting almost hour by hour updates though from many birders who have been out that way and... It sounds like the Snow Geese have ARRIVED! The muck flats on Route 31 between Savannah and Montezuma

[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese at Montezuma

2022-03-05 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I am watching a few thousand snow geese, maybe more, landing in a field right next to the 89/31 intersection in Savannah. Many swans, Canadas, ducks, crows, gulls and Horned Larks in attendance too! Then migration is gaining momentum :) Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon

[cayugabirds-l] FOY Sandhill Cranes @ MAC

2022-03-05 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Currently looking at 2 Sandhill Cranes at the Montezuma Audubon Center. One of our volunteers, Richard, spotted them in the behind the building on the berm between the two marshes. I have been eagerly looking and waiting to see them show up and here they are  I can’t say how long they’ll hang

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma waterfowl migration updates

2022-03-04 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning everyone, We've been beginning to get a lot of calls, emails, and Facebook messages asking about the return of the Snow Geese, and other migratory waterfowl! I will try to share updates this way, as well as on our Montezuma Audubon Center Facebook

[cayugabirds-l] Invasive Species of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex (Finger Lakes)

2022-02-28 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
National Invasive Species Awareness Week (#NISAW) runs February 28-March 4, 2022, and is a nationwide event to raise awareness about invasive species, the threat they pose, and what can be done to prevent their spread. Join environmental educator Alyssa Johnson for a virtual presentation on

[cayugabirds-l] TUVU & CORA

2022-02-26 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I was on a crossroad between 96a and 89 heading towards Ithaca from Geneva when I spotted a Common Raven and Turkey Vulture feeding on roadkill together on the side of the road. This is one of the first TUVU I've seen this year and it was interesting to see them together. A few miles before, I

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Falconer question

2022-02-25 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I don’t have a contact, but know Seneca Meadows Landfill in SF uses/used a falconer for abatement. -- Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator (m) 315.576.5754 (w) 315.365.3588 Montezuma Audubon Center PO Box 187 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 Click here to see upcoming programs and

[oneidabirds-l] Snow geese sighting!

2022-02-23 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Currently looking at 5-10,000 along Gravel Road, just north of 318, east side. Gotta get to work and don't have optics so I can't do a real count, but perhaps they are beginning to stage! Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center -- New postings to the entire list:

[cayugabirds-l] Snow goose migration

2022-02-22 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
To kick off what I'm sure will be another fantastic season of migrating Snow Geese, I am holding a virtual program tomorrow evening "All About Snow Geese"! This presentation will be recorded, so if you can not make it "live", the recording can be sent to you if you register ahead of time.

[cayugabirds-l] Upcoming Montezuma Audubon programming!

2022-02-18 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning all, I wanted to share some upcoming virtual presentations as well as in-person birding tours! Some of this may be information I've shared already, but I figured I'd share again as the schedule has changed slightly. I'm getting back into offering in-person birding tours in March!

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhills in Livonia

2022-02-14 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Are the Sandhills Cranes returning to Western NY already?! None at Montezuma that I'm aware of yet. Shared from eBird: Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (10) - Reported Feb 12, 2022 15:04 by Bill Howe - 4556–4592 White Rd, Livonia US-NY42.79994, -77.54262, Ontario, New York - Map:

[cayugabirds-l] Virtual programming at Montezuma Audubon

2022-02-08 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning, This week I am offering two virtual programs! Owls of the Northeast: https://act.audubon.org/a/owlsofthenortheast-021022 Thursday, February 10 @ 6:30 - 8 p.m. Feathers and Flight: How do Birds Fly? https://act.audubon.org/a/feathersandflight-021222 Saturday, February 12 @ 10 -

[cayugabirds-l] Happy World Wetlands Day! Call to Action: “Pass historic wetlands reform”

2022-02-02 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good evening all, I am sharing this information on behalf of Audubon New York. It is critical that if we all want to continue enjoying wetlands around the state including the 50,000 acre Montezuma Wetlands Complex, the tidal wetlands including along the Long Island shores and from the Troy Dam

[cayugabirds-l] FW: [Webinar 2/16] Bird-Friendly Maple

2022-02-01 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
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[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake ice

2022-01-25 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning all, Could I get an update on what the ice looks like on the north end of the lake? I'm working from home currently, and haven't spent anytime along the lake in a while. Just curious where the ice sheet ends. Last year it extended past Cayuga Lake SP boat launch area, but that was

[cayugabirds-l] North end of Seneca Lake

2022-01-21 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I just took a nice brisk walk from the Finger Lakes Welcome Center (Geneva) along the bike path (which is well plowed) down to the boundary of boulders between Seneca Lake State Park and Lakefront Park. There were thousands of waterfowl and maybe a few hundred gulls hanging out. The bulk of the

[oneidabirds-l] FYI: USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

2022-01-19 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
This message by no means indicates this HPAI was found in NY, to my knowledge it has NOT. Just sharing to spread the word. “WASHINGTON, January 14, 2022 - The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed highly pathogenic

[cayugabirds-l] FW: BBRR's Raptor Education Course for 2022

2022-01-15 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
FYI! -- Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator 315.365.3588 Montezuma Audubon Center PO Box 187 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 Montezuma.audubon.org Pronouns: She, Her, Hers From: Information Sent: Friday, January 14, 2022 12:21 PM Subject: BBRR's Raptor Education Course for 2022 Dear

[cayugabirds-l] Finch Research Network presentation by Matt Young 1/19/22

2022-01-13 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning! For the second year, the Montezuma Audubon Center is happy to host a virtual presentation led by Matthew Young, President and Founder of the Finch Research Network (FiRN). Matt has an extensive background in ornithology. He is a former editor of The

[cayugabirds-l] Winter Raptors of the Northeast presentation

2022-01-04 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Join Montezuma Audubon Center staff and Braddock Bay Raptor Research staff for a virtual program "Winter Raptors of the Northeast!" Saturday, January 8 10 - 11:30 a.m. Daena Ford, President of Braddock Bay Raptor Research, comes to us virtually from Rochester, NY where she oversees various

[cayugabirds-l] Cranes and snow geese

2021-12-18 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning all, it’s my morning update  I found a flock of ~4500 snow geese on Route 318, quite close to the road. Unfortunately though, not a great place to stop because of traffic. I was able to stop briefly and estimate a count. Also, the Sandhill Cranes were hanging out in their spot on

[cayugabirds-l] Cranes on Olmstead right now

2021-12-15 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
As I send this I’m looking at the herd (seems more fitting then flock haha) from Olmstead Road (Savannah) just north of the old weathered formerly red barn. And to answer the question of “how long do the cranes stay?” Here is an answer I sent to someone yesterday: We don’t really know! They

[cayugabirds-l] Great horned owls

2021-12-14 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Tonight after I was done with work, I walked the trails at the Audubon Center between 4:30 and 5 pm. To my extreme pleasure, I got to listen to two Great-horned Owls counter singing, and it was definitely 1 of each sex (higher pitch vs lower pitch hooting). Hard to believe as the days are

[cayugabirds-l] cranes and eagles, oh my

2021-12-11 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
This line from a famous movie came to mind this morning as I watched the 300+ Sandhill Cranes attempt to land in the field on the corner of Olmstead and Armitage Roads: "It really was no miracle what happened was just this: The wind began to switch, the house to pitch, and suddenly the hinges

[cayugabirds-l] Cranes on Armitage

2021-12-10 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I just spent some good time with the cranes on the corner of Olmstead and Armitage. Yesterday afternoons and this mornings view was best from Olmstead. While I sat my car with the engine off, probably half or more relocated to the other side of the grassy ridge to the west, best viewed from

[cayugabirds-l] Mute Swan sex ID?

2021-12-07 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon, I came across someone on FB who mentioned being able to tell the difference between male and female adult Mute Swans. I'd never heard of this before, and the website she gave as a source was just someone's blog, and I wanted a more credible source of info. It is mentioned on

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Armitage Sandhill Cranes

2021-12-01 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Yes thank you! I was just writing to correct the road and in my pics I got 240 If you can get a more specific number that would be great, that's the highest number seen yet, in the history of Sandhill Cranes at Montezuma, that I am aware of. Amazing! -- Alyssa Johnson Environmental

[cayugabirds-l] 150-200 SACR

2021-12-01 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I’m currently watching 150-200 Sandhill Cranes on Armitage Road. They are all on the north side of the road directly across from the big old lone wooden barn that stands on the south side, west of Wiley Rd. I have binoculars and my camera but they’re all stacked on top of each other or laying

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Birding Tours coming up!

2021-11-30 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning! I hope everyone had a healthy and safe holiday, and hopefully some R! I have a Montezuma Birding Tour scheduled this week. The wildlife drive at Montezuma NWR does close TODAY at dusk, but there are many other places to look for birds in the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Join

[cayugabirds-l] FW: tagged Swan on Armitage

2021-11-20 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers From: Johnson, Alyssa Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2021 9:50 AM To: Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu Subject: tagged Swan on Armitage Yesterday I found a wing-tagged Trumpeter swan in the flooded field, south side of Armitage. I've seen this kind of tag before: yellow with black

[cayugabirds-l] Barnacle goose spotted today?

2021-11-20 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning! I’m leading a tour this afternoon and would love to be able to show my group this awesome goose! If anyone’s seen it this morning, please let me know! If anyone missed the original post by Jay McGowan, a lone barnacle goose was seen yesterday at the refuge visitor center pool

[cayugabirds-l] tagged Swan on Armitage

2021-11-18 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Yesterday I found a wing-tagged Trumpeter swan in the flooded field, south side of Armitage. I've seen this kind of tag before: yellow with black block characters. This one is "Z50". I reported it via the federal website The North American Bird Banding

[cayugabirds-l] Swans and cranes on armitage

2021-11-17 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Still 100+ mixed swans along Armitage road in the flooded fields, nice close looks too. Tip: stay in your car (use your directional signals and pull to the side of the road if you’re going to come to a stop) but they’re sensitive it seems and as soon as a human shows themselves, the swans move

[cayugabirds-l] Carncross Road closure

2021-11-16 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
See the NYSDEC press release about limited access to Howland Island: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/2fc8e94 Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Swans galore on Armitage Road

2021-11-12 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hi all, First, Armitage Road reopened earlier this week! The amount of water that was covering the road was incredible. With the overnight rain I was worried it might bring it up again. Second, the fields on either side are still VERY flooded, and this morning's commute showed me 100+ swans,

[cayugabirds-l] Ross goose MNWR visitor center

2021-11-10 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Out there now among the Canada’s and ducks. 2 snow geese as well. Easily viewed from deck. Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Intro to Project FeederWatch virtual presentation 11/13

2021-11-09 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Intro to Project FeederWatch (virtual) Saturday, November 13, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m. Attention birders of all experience levels! Have you ever participated in a continent-wide community science project? Here's your chance. You're invited to log on for a virtual presentation to learn about Project

[cayugabirds-l] Warbler and shrike at the MAC

2021-11-07 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Yesterday the Montezuma Audubon Center hosted a NYS Outdoor Educator Association conference. Some of the participants saw the shrike that Ive been missing since it was reported! These sightings are not my own, and I encouraged the observers to eBird, but I haven’t seen them come through on the

[cayugabirds-l] Water levels in Montezuma

2021-11-02 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning: I came across a few resources via the USGS for learning about how water is managed in the Finger Lakes and the Canal. Many have a misconception that it's an easy or quick "fix", to let water out and lower lake levels, but due to the "trough" we are in here at Montezuma, moving

[cayugabirds-l] Virtual OWL programs 10/30

2021-10-23 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon! On behalf of the Montezuma Audubon Center, I am offering two different *owl* programs next Saturday, 10/30. Both are virtual! Owl Pellet Dissection & Discussion (<-- click here for more info and to register)

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Birding Tour 10/20

2021-10-18 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Wednesday 10/20/21 1:30-4 p.m. Join Montezuma Audubon Center staff for a birding tour this autumn, and you won't be disappointed! The weather looks wonderful on Wednesday and there is an abundance of migratory as well as year-round resident birds in the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. We are

[oneidabirds-l] Montezuma Crane follow up

2021-10-14 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Currently counting 60+ cranes in the fields on either side of Armitage road. Located just west of Olmstead Rd. Bulk of the flock is on the south side of Armitage rd. The township is Savannah. They’ve been here for every morning this week! Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Good birding on Armitage Rd, Savannah/Tyre (Montezuma)

2021-10-13 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
k page, and you’ll see the post I made a few hours ago, which includes the map. -- Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator 315.365.3588 Montezuma Audubon Center PO Box 187 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 Montezuma.audubon.org Pronouns: She, Her, Hers From: Johnson, Alyssa Sent: Wednesday, Octo

[cayugabirds-l] Good birding on Armitage Rd, Savannah/Tyre (Montezuma)

2021-10-13 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning! As the crops are being harvested, I’m seeing Sandhill Cranes and other waterfowl showing up in more and more places around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, in addition to the Refuge or DEC lands. The birds certainly don’t care about boundaries on a map or who owns what! My commute

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Migration virtual program 10/7

2021-10-05 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning! This Thursday evening 10/7/21 I will be offering a virtual program detailing the wonders of the waterfowl migration that occurs within the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and nearby Cayuga Lake. Please see below for more information and to register: Montezuma Migration (click here to

[nysbirds-l] FLCC grad’s bird sighting is a first for New York

2021-09-28 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Another congrats to Sarah, for this exciting first sighting! FLCC grad’s bird sighting is a first for New York “It’s not a standard job title: piping plover technician. For

[cayugabirds-l] Spotted Lanternfly Workshop

2021-09-24 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon, I share this info with everyone because there are a lot of eyes out there while we're all birding! Please keep an eye out for Spotted Lanternflies- a really worrisome invasive species that's creeping into NY. Audubon recently shared this article "Birds Are One Line of Defense

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Plover and Common Ringed Plover, Sandy Pond (Oswego Co.)

2021-09-14 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
As I understand, just for the sake of giving credit where credit is due: Sarah Forestiere an SCA/NYS Parks Piping Plover Steward was the first to put eyes on the bird. She then asked Matt Brown for confirmation that it was not a Wilson’s but in fact a Snowy. Sarah is a personal friends and was

[cayugabirds-l] Observations from Carncross Rd

2021-08-27 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Yesterday I ventured down Carncross Road in Savannah to check out the level of the river- it's high! And FYI, as of yesterday afternoon, the road was flooded over and I would not attempt to drive through it. However, paddling on the river this time of year is usually impossible due to low water

[cayugabirds-l] Bat program and Raptor programs this weekend at Montezuma Audubon!

2021-08-05 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
We have two fun events planned for this weekend! There are still spaces available in both, and as long as there is the ability to make a reservation, there is space. I do expect both to sell out! Pre-registration is required for both events. Additionally, the National Audubon Society is

[cayugabirds-l] "The Real Reason Behind This Year’s Bizarre Spoonbill Sightings" Audubon Article

2021-07-28 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
This is from 2018, but I have to imagine much of the information is still sound. https://www.audubon.org/news/the-real-reason-behind-years-bizarre-spoonbill-sightings -- Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator 315.365.3588 Montezuma Audubon Center PO Box 187 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146

[cayugabirds-l] Upcoming Montezuma programming: Moths, Bats, and Raptors!

2021-07-20 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Montezuma Moth Night Wednesday, July 21 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM National Moth Week (July 17-25, 2021) celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. Join us for Montezuma Moth Night where "Moth-ers" of all ages and abilities are invited to learn about, observe, and document moths that

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird virus

2021-07-10 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Here is some info from the National Audubon Society: https://www.audubon.org/news/scientists-still-searching-pathogen-behind-easts-songbird-epidemic I work at Montezuma Audubon and am on vacation so I can’t help more, but we are waiting to hear from DEC what their directive is. For now, that

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Main Pool?

2021-06-26 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hi Sandy and all, I was there last night. The Main Pool has been drained this summer for management purposes. See here for the Refuge's explanation: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=1919598661523947=gm.1081190235912319 There is still a stream of water running through the middle and along

[cayugabirds-l] FW: Armitage rd by the big barn

2021-06-10 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
, Hers From: Johnson, Alyssa Sent: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:44 PM To: Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu Subject: Armitage rd by the big barn Grasshopper sparrows galore! Bobolinks singing! 13-15 Sandhill Cranes. Very cool spot- in the middle of the fields by the big wooden barn. Alyssa Johnson Environmental

[cayugabirds-l] Armitage rd by the big barn

2021-06-09 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Grasshopper sparrows galore! Bobolinks singing! 13-15 Sandhill Cranes. Very cool spot- in the middle of the fields by the big wooden barn. Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] "Invasive Species of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex" virtual program 6/10

2021-06-07 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Thursday, June 10 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM June 6-12, 2021 is New York's Invasive Species Awareness Week (NYISAW). The mission is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species and the harm they can cause, by engaging the community in a wide range of activities offered across the

[cayugabirds-l] Common nighthawk

2021-06-04 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I just heard a common nighthawk peenting!!! I’m on the west side of Geneva, still in city limits. I’ve never heard a nighthawk here! Super cool “sighting” by ear. Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Cranes and warbler

2021-06-03 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Today I found 19 Sandhill Cranes hanging out on the north side of 89, just west of the 89/31 split south of Savannah. You drive up and over a hill, and the field on the right (or north side of 89) had 19 Cranes! This is the most I’ve seen in one spot since December 2020. Additionally, the

[cayugabirds-l] Upcoming Montezuma Audubon Center programs

2021-06-01 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Join us this week for one of our several exciting programs! [cid:image003.jpg@01D756F2.1C9721E0] NYS Breeding Bird Atlas 101, led by Regional Coordinator, Andrea Patterson Saturday, June 5 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM In 2020, New York launched a 5-year project to document breeding birds all across the

[cayugabirds-l] Snow goose on Carncross Rd

2021-05-22 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
The field on Carncross is just about dried up but I did find a lone snow goose hanging out with a bunch of Canada geese. Heard several Sandhill Cranes to the south as well, but they were not visible. Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Audubon programs this week

2021-05-18 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning! Well spring (summer?!) has arrived finally! The warblers and orioles are singing, and the herons, egrets, and eagles are GORGING themselves on fish at the Refuge. If you haven't been- go ASAP! The Main Pool is being drawn-down for management purposes, and the carp are getting

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary question

2021-05-14 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I am curious: has breeding been confirmed for the Prothonotary Warbler on Armitage Road? I /heardsaw the male singing and bringing moss in and out of the box yesterday, as I have in the recent past years. But I don't remember ever hearing of a female, and certainly not fledglings. Does he have

[cayugabirds-l] Open spots for 5/13 bird tour!

2021-05-12 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning, I wanted to share that we have a few openings still available for tomorrow's Montezuma Bird Watching Tour. Please see the details below, and follow the link to register. Montezuma Bird Watching Tour Thursday, May 13 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM The spring months are a fantastic time to

[cayugabirds-l] A few spots left- 2 birding tours w/ Montezuma Audubon this week

2021-05-04 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon! There are several spots left in the two tours we are offering this week. The weather does look cooler, but according to the forecast we should hopefully avoid the rain with the timing of the tours. Please see below for more information, and where to register. Wednesday 5/5 at

[cayugabirds-l] Brown thrasher

2021-05-01 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
We've had a Brown Thrasher on the ground under the feeders today at the Montezuma Audubon Center! First one I've seen yet this year. -- Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator 315.365.3588 Montezuma Audubon Center PO Box 187 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 Montezuma.audubon.org Pronouns:

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Baltimore oriole and barn swallows

2021-04-27 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I saw my FOY Barn Swallows today too! At the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah. A pair was checking out a spot they nest yearly, atop 2 outdoor light fixtures, one outside of each door on the western side of the building. There was no evidence of nest building yet, when I left work around

[cayugabirds-l] Upcoming Montezuma Audubon programs Week of 4-26

2021-04-27 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon! I am sharing some of our upcoming events this week at the Montezuma Audubon Center. Any questions, please feel free to ask! And also visit our website to see a complete listing of our spring programs: https://ny.audubon.org/montezuma-programs-and-events Thanks, Alyssa "Bald

[cayugabirds-l] Upcoming Montezuma Audubon Center programs

2021-04-17 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I have a virtual program, a guided hike, and a driving tour coming up next week! It's a beautiful time of year at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. We have Bald Eagles feeding babies, Osprey building nests, Field Sparrows singing, and soon warblers will return... Birding Basics 4/21/21 7-8:30 PM

[cayugabirds-l] Natural Purple Martin nesting?

2021-04-14 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning, As I watch the Purple Martins returning, and setting up seasonal residence, I wonder about natural nesting locations. I’m not asking for directions to one, but has anyone ever seen one? What do they look like? Do they nest in dead trees? Or holes/crags in cliffs? I’d love to see

[cayugabirds-l] “All About Bluebirds” virtual presentation

2021-04-11 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
All About Bluebirds (Zoom webinar) Wednesday, April 14 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM The Montezuma Audubon Center is pleased to offer a Zoom webinar featuring Mr. John Rogers, co-founder of the New York State Bluebird Society, who will discuss everything you need to know about Eastern Bluebirds, installing

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Martins

2021-04-09 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
The Montezuma Audubon Center, too! Yesterday I heard them first, then saw a few landing and flitting around the houses. -- Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator 315.365.3588 Montezuma Audubon Center PO Box 187 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 Montezuma.audubon.org Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Basin Osprey Nest Tracking

2021-03-31 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hi all, I was given permission to share this information with everyone, regarding the Osprey nest removal on 5 & 20. Jenny Landry is a NYSDEC Wildlife Biologist for Region 8, and is available for questions. -Alyssa Good morning folks! I know you have likely been fielding lots of calls

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin reports

2021-03-26 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Last spring, I was working from home so had ample time to walk around my neighborhood midday, and discovered a Merlin nest site in the Washington Street Cemetery on Washington Street in Geneva. Their NOISE is what attracted my attention first. Then I found where I thought the nest was (30+ feet

[cayugabirds-l] FOY Phoebe & Armitage Rd

2021-03-25 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning! I drive along Armitage Road in Savannah/Tyre (not sure township) on my way to work every day, and the "wet woods" were hopping with bird sounds today! Also, unfortunately, a lot of squished frogs in the road. I stopped to looked initially for salamanders, didn't see any. But, I

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2021-03-20 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Not that it would be unlikely to see osprey now, I saw Turkey Vultures sitting in a nest there earlier today. I thought they were osprey too until I got closer. Maybe there are osprey! But those TUVUs tricked me. -- Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator 315.365.3588 Montezuma Audubon Center PO

[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese

2021-03-20 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
2 very large rafts of snow geese on the Cayuga lake viewed from the state park and lower lake road. VERY conservative estimate is 200k but the heat shimmer and water makes it hard to see. Get Outlook for iOS -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese on Cayuga Lake

2021-03-19 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Can confirm! No where near the numbers we had on 3/17 (conservatively 400,000), but there are two large rafts on the lake as of 5:20pm. One raft can be viewed from Cayuga Lake SP and the larger group viewed from Wolffy’s Grill & Marina/Lower Lake Rd. The may be the last weekend to see them, I

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese?

2021-03-19 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Check the east side of the lake between Cayuga and Union Springs. Some folks who came into the MAC told us they saw them across the lake from Cayuga Lake SP. I've also seen in a hunting group I'm in, that they've been seen in the air over Auburn. I'm not sure if they are leaving us yet, we

[cayugabirds-l] Nesting Mourning Dove

2021-03-18 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
The past few mornings of walking my dog, I have noticed a Mourning Dove on an old Robin nest on the side of a house. The mate is nearby, keeping a watchful eye. I got fairly close to the nest on the house before realizing the bird was on the nest, but she didn't budge. Is this early for

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow geese and bald Eagles

2021-03-17 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
kef> From: Nancy Cusumano Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 5:19:35 PM To: Marc Devokaitis Cc: Johnson, Alyssa ; CayugaBirds-L b Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow geese and bald Eagles Thanks Marc. I was debating. You clinched it! On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 4:44 PM Marc Devokaitis mailto:md

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese and bald Eagles

2021-03-17 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I’m saying over 200,000 now. THEY KEEP COMING!!! :) Get Outlook for iOS<https://aka.ms/o0ukef> From: bounce-125468279-79436...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Johnson, Alyssa Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:13:53 AM To: Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu S

[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese and bald Eagles

2021-03-17 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
40+ bald eagles being seen along the Seneca river viewed from the Morgan Rd DEC office in Seneca Falls. 50,000 snow geese in a raft on Cayuga Lake viewed from the State Park boat launch. TONS of divers and tundra swans too Get Outlook for iOS -- Cayugabirds-L List

RE: [cayugabirds-l] snow geese...?

2021-03-11 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Don't be fooled by the "snow geese" on the south side of Route 31, there is a large spread of decoys in front of a hunting blind there. Much of the land on either side of the road is privately owned (except for the eastern-most portion along the Seneca River, that's USFWS owned). There is also

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Cranes

2021-03-03 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Currently watching 5 Sandhill Cranes feeding in the partially flooded/field on the south side of Carncross Road, Savannah! Spring is coming!!! Get Outlook for iOS -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

RE:[cayugabirds-l] [oneidabirds-l] Short-eared Owls in Montezuma Wetlands Complex

2021-02-20 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
: Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:00 AM To: Johnson, Alyssa Subject: RE: [oneidabirds-l] Short-eared Owls in Montezuma Wetlands Complex Dear Alyssa, Thanks for this wonderful information. Some people are saying that the SEOWs (snowy owls I'm assuming) are being adversely affected by the commotion

[oneidabirds-l] Short-eared Owls in Montezuma Wetlands Complex

2021-02-20 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hi all, Just wanted to share a few spots where SEOW viewing is possible. Last night about 5:30, I drove through the "Route 31 Muck Flats" and on the eastern half, before you go over the Seneca River bridge I saw two flying high together. They were fighting or playing, not sure because I was

[cayugabirds-l] Birding Savannah to FL Airport

2021-02-04 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I took a drive today around the Northern Montezuma WMA and down along Cayuga Lake to the Airport in Seneca Falls. It was a quick trip, just the long way home so I didn’t linger long at each place. >From N to S: Directly across route 89 from the Montezuma Audubon Center is an >ATT cell tower.

RE: [cayugabirds-l] cranes at MNWR

2020-12-10 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hi Nancy, I was out yesterday on a birding tour in the snow, and could not find evidence of any cranes! Much of the wetlands, especially the shallow ones, are iced over here. I expect that with this weekend’s warmer temps, that will melt. I don’t know though if they’ve taken off for the

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma crane breeding success?

2020-12-05 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
All, I counted 176 last year at once in Knox Marsellus. That was the highest number I had come across until Pete Saracino's 256 yesterday! What an amazing story, huh? -- Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator 315.365.3588 Montezuma Audubon Center PO Box 187 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY

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