I drove by just yesterday around 6 pm as part of the raptor survey at
Montezuma Refuge.the spot is snow and ice still.
Lots of snow geese in the area (northern part of the basin)just not
there..at least yesterday.
On 3/22/2017 7:34 PM,
From: Steve Benedict
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:33 AM
To: Mary Jane Thomas
Cc: cayuga birds LIST
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mucklands
I was at Puddler last night... Raptor survey,. I didn't see any snow geese at
that time. Flock of Tundra swans was there.
On Mar 22, 2017 7:35 PM
I was at Puddler last night... Raptor survey,. I didn't see any snow geese
at that time. Flock of Tundra swans was there.
On Mar 22, 2017 7:35 PM, "Mary Jane Thomas" wrote:
> Hi -
> Has anyone been to the Mucklands recently and, if so, are there many Snow
> Geese there?
Has anyone been to the Mucklands recently and, if so, are there many Snow Geese
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
Huge numbers of Snow Geese occupied the Montezuma mucklands along both sides of
rte 31 yesterday - perhaps 100,000. Mixed in were plenty of Tundra Swans,
Northern Pintails, American Widgeon, etcetera. More Tree Swallows too. The
lanes out across the muck, being elevated a few inches above the
One BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and one AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, found by Dave
Nicosia a little earlier, are still present in the Savannah Mucklands,
north side of the road near east end. Nothing else amazing up here.
Pectoral, Dunlin, snipe, both yellowlegs at Carncross, crane at Martens,
This afternoon I was finally able to find a large flock of SNOW GEESE at the
south end of the mucklands. Over the 2 hours I watched this flock it grew to
45,000 birds as more came in from the north. The flock periodically rose to
circle as BALD EAGLES flew over. I was able to find one ROSS'S