[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse area RBA

2021-10-18 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* October 18, 2021
* NYSY  10. 18. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s): October 12 to October 18, 2021
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 18  AT 11:30 a.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#774: Monday October 18 
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
October 4, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

GLOSSY IBIS
GREAT EGRET
BRANT
BLACK SCOTER
SURF SCOTER
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
LONB-BILLED DOWITCHER
WILSON’S PHALAROPE
PARASITIC JAEGER
LITTLE GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
LAUGHING GULL
FRANKLIN’S GULL
GLAUCOUS GULL
PARASITIC JAEGER
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO
CHIMNEY SWIFT
SHORT-EARED OWL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH




Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 10/13: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and 9 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen at 
the Visitor’s Center. 
 10/16: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen at 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh.
 10/10: A CATTLE EGRET and a WILSON’S PHALAROPE were seen in the fields on 
Armitage Road. The long staying GLOSSY IBIS was still being seen on the 
Wildlife Trail.


Onondaga County


 10/12: A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO which appeared to be injured was seen on 
DeMong Hill in Syracuse.
 10/14: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen in flight at Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville. Also found there was a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH giving night calls.
 10/15: The LAUGHING GULL being seen regularly on Onondaga Lake near the 
Ampitheater was still being seen this day. A possible YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER 
was reported from Labrador Hollow.


Oswego County


 10/12: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Rt. 10 south of Rt. 12 in 
Pennelville.
 10/13: A GLAUCOUS GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen at the 
Outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario.
 10/15: 10 species of Shorebirds including an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER were 
seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet.
 10/16: A PARASITIC JAEGER and 5 BLACK SCOTERS were seen from the bluff at 
Derby Hill on Lake Ontario.
 10/17: 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS were seen from St. Pauls Cemetery over Lake 
Ontario in Oswego. 2 LITTLE GULLS, a FRANKLIN’S GULL, all 3 SCOTER species and 
200 BRANT were seen from the bluff at Derby Hill on Lake Ontario. Also seen 
there was a late CHIMNEY SWIFT.


Oneida County


 10/14: 9 GREAT EGRETS were seen at Utica Marsh.


Herkimer County
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 10/13: A GREAT EGREET was seen near the Mohawk River in Little Falls.
 10/15: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on Black Creek Road north of Newport.

     
   ---end report


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[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse area RBA

2021-10-12 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* October 12, 2021
* NYSY  10. 12. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s): October 04 toOctober 12, 2021
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 12  AT 4:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#773: Monday October 12 
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
October 4, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

GLOSSY IBIS
GREAT EGRET
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
STILT SANDPIPER
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
LONG-TAILED JAEGER
PARASITIC JAEGER
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
LAUGHING GULL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
NORTHERN WHEATEAR
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
DICKCISSEL
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
PINE SISKIN



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 10/6: A GLOSSY IBIS was found on the wildlife Trail and continues up to 
today. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen along the Wildlife trail.
 10/7: A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.
 10/9: 5 SANDERLINGS were seen olong the Wildlife trail.
 10/10: A DICKCISSEL was heard in flight at East Road.
 10/11: 5 Shorebird species including 4 STILT SANDPIPERS were seen at the 
Visitor’s Center. 5 Shorebird species including an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER were 
seen along the Wildlife Trail.


Onondaga County


 10/5: 21 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES were heard singing night-flight calls from 
Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in Syracuse. Another 4 were heard on Jamesville Road in 
Syracuse.
 10/7: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was spotted on the Marshy Spits on the west 
shore of Onondaga Lake.
 10/8: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen along the West Shore Trail on 
Onondaga Lake.
 10/10: This was the last report of the LAUGHING GULL on the docks near the 
Ampitheater on Onondaga Lake.


Oswego County


 10/5: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Great bear Recreational Area 
north of Phoenix.
 10/6: A rare for our area NORTHERN WHEATEAR was found at the Outlet of 
Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario.  A RED KNOT was also found in that area. Both of 
these birds were relocated on the 7th. but not since. also seen on the 6th. 
were BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, STILT SANDPIPER, SANDERLING and DUNLIN.
 10/7: A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was found at the outlet of Sandy Pond and 
continued to the 8th. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was found here also and 
continued till the 11th.
  10/8: A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen from the bluff at Derby Hill. A 
PARASITIC JAEGER and a LONG-TAILED JAEGER were spotted from the outlet at Sandy 
Pond out over Lake Ontario. Also seen here that day were a LAPLAND LONGSPUR and 
a CACKLING GOOSE.


Madison County
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 10/9: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen in flight near EdenHollow Road south of 
Erieville.


Oneida County


 10/10: 3 GREAT EGRETS were seen at the Utica Marsh. A RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER was seen on Black Hollow Road near Remsen.


Herkimer County


 8/8: 4 PINE SISKINS were seen north of Little Falls on Rt. 170A.
 8/9: A GREAT EGRET was seen at McKoons Marsh north of Richfield Springs. 
It was relocated the next day.
     

   



---end report
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2021-10-04 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* October 4, 2021
* NYSY  10. 04. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s): September 20 to September 27, 2021
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 04  AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#772: Monday October 04 
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
September 27, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

LEAST BITTERN
GLOSSY IBIS
RUDDY DUCK
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
RUDDY TURNSTONE
STILT SANDPIPER
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
LAUGHING GULL
LITTLE GULL
FORSTER’S TERN
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
LINCOLN’S SPARROW
PINE SISKIN



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 9/28: A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was found at Knox-Marsellus Marsh and continued 
to 10/1. A GLOSSY IBIS was found at Seneca Flats on the Wildlife Drive and is 
still present today.
 9/30: Both SHORT and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen along the Wildlife 
Drive.
 10/1: An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 2 
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen at the Morgan Road Marshes.
 10/2: Both AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were seen at 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh. Also spotted there were BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and STILT 
SANDPIPER.
 10/3: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER were found on 
the Wildlife Drive.


Cayuga County


 9/28: An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on West Bay Road in Fair 
Haven. 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES, 1 SANDERLING and 4 
SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS were seen at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven.
 9/30: A juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen at 
West Barrier Bar Park.
 2 RUDDY DUCKS were seen at Fair Haven State Park.


Onondaga County


 The LAUGHING GULL seen around the docks at the Ampitheater on Onondaga 
Lake was seen through 10/3.
 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen this week at the West shoreTrai, the 
Dewitt Quarry, 3 Rivers WMA and the South Meadow Nature Area in Tully.
 9/28: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was heard at night on Jamesville Ave. in 
Syracuse.
 9/29: A juvenile LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on the West Shore Trail 
of Onondaga Lake.
 10/2: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Arrowhead Lodge near Oneida Shores 
in Brewerton.
 10/3: 7 LINCOLN SPARROWS were seen on the West Shore Trail on Onondaga 
Lake.


Oswego County


 9/28: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen at a private residence in Hastings. A 
LEAST BITTERN was seen north of County Rt. 12 east of Phoenix.
 9/29: A LITTE GULL and a FORSTER’S TERN were seen over Oneida Lake from 
Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton. Birds seen in flight over the lake are deemed 
to be in Oswego County.


Oneida County


 9/27: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at Verona Beach State Park. A 
PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen on Sidecut Road in Durhamville.


Herkimer County


 10/1: A PINE SISKIN was seen on Bald Mountain north of Old Forge.
 10/3: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen in Salisbury Corners.




---end report
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2021-09-27 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* September 27, 2021
* NYSY  09. 27. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s): September 20 to September 27, 2021
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: September 27  AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#771: Monday September 27 
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
September 20, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD
GLOSSY IBIS
EURASIAN WIGEON
CACKLING GOOSE
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
RUDDY TURNSTONE
STILT SANDPIPER
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
PARASITIC JAEGER
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
LAUGHING GULL
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
LINCOLN’S SPARROW




Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 9/20: A GLOSSY IBIS seen on the 20th. continues to today at Seneca Flats 
along the Wildlife trail.
 9/21: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along the wildlife Trail. A LEAST 
BITTERN was seen from Towpath Road in Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 11 species of 
Shorebirds including STILT SANDPIPER and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER  were seen in 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 
 9/22: A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen in Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 
 9/23: 2 CACKLNG GEESE were seen at Kipp Island off of Rt. 90 south of Rt. 
31. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen in the forested area of Armitage Road.
 9/26: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.


Cayuga County


 9/21: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Fair Haven State Park.
 9/24: A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen from West Barrier Park i  Fair Haven. 
 9/25: 7 Shorebird species including BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and RUDY 
TURNSTONE were seen at Fait Haven State Park.


Onondaga County


 The LAUGHING GULL seen now mostly at the docks at the Ampitheater on 
Onondaga Lake was seen today.
 9/21: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Jamesville Beach Park.
 9/22:  A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was see at the Marshy Spits south of the 
Honeywell Center on the west shore of Onondaga Lake.
 9/24: AA WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER and a SANDERLING  
were all seen at Oneida Shores Par on the beach in Brewerton. A BLACK-BELLIED 
PLOVER was seen at the Marshy Spits on Onondaga Lake.
 9/25: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was spotted at the Three Falls Nature Area east 
of Manlius. A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was see on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga 
Lake.
 9/26: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Radisson River Park (Private) on 
the Seneca River.
 9/27: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen along the Erie Canal Park in 
Fayetteville. A MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD was seen flying from Oneida Shores park 
in Brewerton. As of yet it has not been relocated.
     


Oswego County


 9/26: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at a private residence in Hastings.
 9/27: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen at a private residence in Hastings.
     

     

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2021-09-20 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* September 20, 2021
* NYSY  09. 20. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s): September 13 to September 20, 2021
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: September 20  AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#770: Monday September 20 
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
September 13, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

GLOSSY IBIS
ROSEATE SPOONBILL
CACKLING GOOSE
WHIMBREL
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
COMMON RINGED PLOVER
SNOWY PLOVER
STILT SANDPIPER
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
RED KNOT
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
SABINE’S GULL
LAUGHING GULL
FORSTER’S TERN
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
SWAINSON’S THRUSH
DICKCISSEL
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
LINCOLN’S SPARROW
RUSTY BLACKBIRD
PINE SISKIN




Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 The last sighting of the ROSEATE SPOONBILL was 9/18 from the Thru-way 
Pools.
 9/14: A GLOSSY IBIS was seen along the Wildlife Drive up to 9/18.
 9/16: 13 species of Shorebirds including BLACK-BELLIED and AMERICAN GOLDEN 
PLOVER, STILT SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMBED SANDPIPER and both DOWITCHERS were seen 
in Knox-Marsellus Pool. A PHILIDELPHIA VIREO was seen on Towpath Road.
 9/17: 2 WHIMBRELS were seen from the Wildlife Drive.
 9/18: 2 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were seen along the Wildlife Drive.


Onondaga County


 9/13: This was the last day a WESTERN SANDPIPER was seen at Oneida Shores 
in Brewerton.
 9/15: A LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at Oneida Shores and has continued 
up to today. 5 SABINE’S GULLS and an adult LAUGHING GULL were both found at 
Onondaga Lake. The Sabine’s were first noted at the Honeywell Visitor’s Center 
near the State fair and the Laughing Gull was spotted at the Liverpool Marina. 
A SABINE’S GULL was seen in the area up to 9/19 and the LAUGHING GULL was see 
again today at Lakeview Point near the Ampitheater,A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL 
was seen at the Marshy Spits south of the Honeywell Center. A DICKCISSEL was 
seen at the Marshy Spits up to 9/17.
 9/17: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at Oneida shores Beach. A COMMON 
NIGHTHAWK was seen at Onondaga Lake Park.
 9/18: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen at Oneida Shores Beach.
 9/19: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW were spotted 
near Lakeview Point on Onondaga Lake.A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Onondaga 
Shores Park.


Oswego County


 9/13: A COMMON RINGED PLOVER and a SNOWY PLOVER were both found at the 
outlet of Sandy Pond. The SNOWY PLOVER was the first sighting in New York and 
the COMMON RINGED PLOVER possibly only the third sighting. 
the Common Ringed Plover was only seen on the 13th but the snowy Plover was 
seen up to 9/16. Other Shorebirds seen thet day and for some through the week 
were BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER, RUDDY 
TURNSTONE, RED KNOT, SANDERLING, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, 
SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER, both DOWITCHERS, SPOTTED SANDPIPER and both 
YELLOWLEGS. As of yesterday only 9 shorebird species were seen in the area 
without any of the rarities. also on the 13th. a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a 
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH were found in that area.
 9/14: 2 FORSTER’S TERNS were seen on Carl Island which is just east of the 
Outlet and continues through the 16th.
 9/17: A LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were seen at 
Oneida Shores Beach. 
 9/19: A CACKLING GOOSE, a LINCOLN’S SPARROW and a PINE SISKIN were all 
found in the area around the Sandy Pond Outlet. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen 
at a private residence in Constantia.
 9/20: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and 14 SWAINSON’S THRUSHES were seen at the 
Rice Creek Biological Field Station in Oswego.


Madison County


 9/19: A DICKCISSEL was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.


Oneida County


 9/17: One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Verona Beach State Park at 
the east end of Oneida Lake.
 9/19: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Pixley Falls State park north of 
Rome. A RUSTY BLACKBIRD, a PHILADELPHIA VIREO and a SWAINSON’S THRUSH were all 
seen at Sparing Farm Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.



--- end report


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2021-09-13 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* September 13, 2021
* NYSY  09. 13. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s): September 06 to September 13, 2021
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: September 13  AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#769: Monday September 13 
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
September 06, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

GLOSSY IBIS
ROSEATE SPOONBILL
EURASIAN WIGEON
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
SANDERLING
WESTERN SANDPIPER
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
STILT SANDPIPER
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
RED KNOT
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Extralimital)
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
SAW-WHET OWL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
DICKCISSEL
LARK SPARROW



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 The ROSEATE SPOONBILL continues to be present at Knox-Marsellus Pool 
through today.
 9/9: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Knox-Marsellus Pool.
 9/10: 11 species of Shorebirds including a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER were 
seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.
 9/11: A SAW-WHET OWL was heard near Knox-Marsellus Marsh just after 
midnight. A LARK SPARROW was seen from Rt.89 near the Pure Functional Plant. 11 
species of shorebirds including a STILT SANDPIPER were seen at Muckrace Flats 
in the northern complex.
 9/12: 13 species of Shorebirds including 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, an 
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, 12 STILT SANDPIPERS, 5 BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS, 4 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and both DOWITCHERS were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 
Also heard was a DICKCISSEL. A GLOSSY IBIS was found at the visitor’s Center. A 
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was seen on the Wildlife Drive.


Onondaga County


 9/6: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen at Oneida shores park in Brewerton.
 9/7: 12 species of warblers including Wilson’s, CAPE MAY and BAY-BREASTED 
were seen at Oneida Shores. Also seen was a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER. A 
LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen on Bardeen Road in Fabius.
 9/8: YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS were seen on Conners Road south of 
Baldwinsville and Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse.
 9/9: A WESTERN SANDPIPER was found at Oneida Shores Park and has been seen 
through the 12th. A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen there also.
 9/11: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Oneida Shores Park. A late COMMON 
NIGHTHAWK was seen from the West Shore Trail On Onondaga Lake.


Oswego County


 9/9: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen on Hinman Road north of Pulaski. 2 RED 
KNOTS continue at the Outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario.
 9/11: At the outlet of Sandy Pond 12 species of Shorebirds including 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, RED KNOT, STILT SANDPIPER and BAIRD’S 
SANDPIPER were seen. Also seen in the area was a PHILADELPHIA VIREO.
 9/12: The WESTERN SANDPIPER at Oneida Shores was observed in flight over 
Oneida Lake making it in Oswego County.
 9/13: A possible extremely rare SNOWY PLOVER was found at the outlet to 
Sandy Pond. More information still coming.


Cayuga County


 9/9: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at Fair Haven State Park.


Madison County


 9/6: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Sullivan Town Park in 
Chittenango.
 9/9: A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.


Oneida County
-

 910: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at a residence north of waterville.
 9/11: 9 Warbler species and 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were seen at Spring Farm 
Nature Sanctuary south of clinton.
 9/12: 2 GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS were seen at Sherrill Brook Park south of 
Utica.


Herkimer County


 9/6: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at a private residence in 
Salisbury Corners.


Extralimital


 The SWALLOW-TAILED KITE found west of Penn Yan in Yates County is still 
present. It was seen today on Briggs Road.
 Another sighting of a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE with a photo was in Cortland 
County on Rt. 221 about a mile east of Marathon. This bird has not been 
relocated.
     

     
-end report


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Baldwinsville, New York
13027


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2021-09-06 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* September 06, 2021
* NYSY  09. 06. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s): August 30 to September 06, 2021
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: September 06  AT 3:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
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#768: Monday September 06 
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
August 30, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

ROSEATE SPOONBILL
LEAST BITTERN
EURASIAN WIGEON
PEREGRINE FALCON
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
SANDERLING
STILT SANDPIPER
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
RED KNOT
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
UPLAND SANDPIPER
WILSON’S PHALAROPE
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Extralimital)
SHORT-EARED OWL
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 The last sighting of the ROSEATE SPOONBILL at Knox-Marsellus Marsh was 9/4.
 8/30: an EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh and was seen 
again on 9/4.
 8/31: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from East Road.
 9/1: A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.
 9/3: 2 BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 8 
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen at Guy Baldassarre Marsh.
 9/4: 16 Shorebird species including AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, STILT 
SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and both DOWITCHERS were 
seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. Also seen were 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS and 10 
Warbler species. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at the forested area of 
Armitage Road.


Cayuga County


 9/5: 5 Shorebird species including 2 SANDERLINGS were seen at Fair Haven 
State Park.


Onondaga County


 8/30: 2 BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS were seen at Oneida Shores Pard in Brewerton 
and were seen through 9/2.
 8/31: 9 LEAST BITTERNS were seen/heard at the Ladd Road Marsh near Oneida 
Shores. A STILT SANDPIPER was found at Oneida Shores Park and was seen through 
9/3. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen at the Ladd Road Marsh. 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS 
were seen at the Split Rock Quarry in Fairmont.
 9/5: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was found at the Morgan Hill State Forest. 
 9/6: 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were seen on Kellog Road in Three Rivers WMA 
north of Baldwinsville.


Oswego County


 8/30: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen at the Deer Creek Marsh on Lake Ontario 
north of Sandy Pond.12 Shorebird species including RED KNOT, STILT SANDPIPER, 
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet 
on Lake Ontario.
 8/31: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at the Deer Creek Marsh.
 9/3: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was see at the Sandy Pond beach area. 8 
Shorebird species including RED KNOT and BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were seen at the 
Sandy Pond Outlet.


Madison County


 8/31: A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was found at Peterson Hollow Road near 
Erieville.
9/3: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.
 9/5: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen on Ditchbank Road.


Oneida County


 8/31: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Clinton.
 9/2: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen in the Lake Julia Preserve north of 
Remson.
 9/3: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen st Spring Farms Nature Center 
south of Clinton.
 9/6: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen on Kellog Street in Clinton.


Extralimital


 A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE continues in Yates County. It was seen and 
photographed today on Town Line Road west of Penn Yan.
     


  

     
     
     
   

-end report


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Baldwinsville, New York
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Region 5
     

    


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2021-08-30 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* August 30 2021
* NYSY  08. 30. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
August 23 to August 30, 2021
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: August 30  AT 12:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
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#767 
Tuesday August 23, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
August 23, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
ROSEATE SPOONBILL
LEAST BITTERN
EURASIAN WIGEON
PEREGRINE FALCON
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
RUDDY TURNSTONE
STILT SANDPIPER
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
RED KNOT
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
SANDERLING
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Extralimital)
WHIP-POOR-WILL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 The WOOD STORK hasn’t been seen since 8/17. The ROSEATE SPOONBILL is still 
with us and was seen yesterday at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.
 8/27: A LEAST BITTERN was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 
 8/28: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in Knox-Marsellus. Also seen were 7 
species of Shorebirds including a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER. The WIGEON and the 
Dowitcher were relocated on the 28th.
 8/29: 2 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at Knox-Marsellus. A LITTLE 
BLUS HERON (immature) was found at South Spring Pond. 


Cayuga County


 8/28: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at Sterling Nature Center.
 8/29: 3 SANDERLINGS and 2 BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS were seen at Fair Haven State 
Park.


Onondaga County


 8/23: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was again seen at the Marshy Spits south 
of the Honeywell Center on the west shore of Onondaga Lake.A YELLOW-BELLIED 
FLYCATCHER was seen on Harris Road near Fabius.
 8/24: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and 2 RED KNOTS were found at Oneida Shores Park 
in Brewerton. One of the Knots continued to the 28th.
 8/25: An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen at the Marshy Spits on Onondaga 
Lake.
 8/27: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard on Potter Road in Three Rivers WMA north 
of Baldwinsville.


Oswego County


 This week 15 Shorebird species including RED KNOT, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, RUDDY TURNSTONE and BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were all seen at 
the Outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario. NOT reported this week were PIPING 
PLOVER at this location.
 8/25: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on North Ramona Beach Road south of 
Selkirk State Park on Lake Ontario.
 8/29: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at Oswego Harbor.


Madison County


 8/23: 3 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.
 8/24: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a PHILADELOHIA VIREO were seen on 
Peterson Hollow Road near Erieville.
 8/28: 7 Shorebird species including a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were seen on 
Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.


Oneida County


 A RED HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Lakeshore Road on the north east 
corner of Oneida Lake.


Extralimital


 A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, reported last week west of Penn Yan in Yates County 
continues to be seen. It was seen again Yesterday. The general area is the 
corner of Briggs and Stryker Roads.

  

     
     
     
   

-end report


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Baldwinsville, New York
13027


Region 5
     



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2021-08-23 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* August 23 2021
* NYSY  08.23. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
August 16 to August 23, 2021
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: August 23  AT 3:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#766 
Tuesday August 23, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
August 16, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
ROSEATE SPOONBILL
WOOD STORK
PIPING PLOVER
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
WILSON’S PHALAROPE
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
WILLET
STILT SANDPIPER
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
RED KNOT
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
SANDERLING
BLACK TERN
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Extralimital)
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
PHILADELPHIA VIREO



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 The last sighting of the WOOD STORK at Knox-Marsellus Marsh was 8/17. The 
ROSEATE SPOONBILL was still present yesterday at the same location.
 8/17: 9 shorebird species including  a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE were seen on 
the Wildlife Drive.
 8/19: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen from East Road.
 8/20: A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was seen from Towpath road.
 8/21: 11 shorebird species including both DOWITCHERS and 3 RED-NECKED 
PHALAROPES were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. also seen in the area were two 
CAPE MAY WARBLERS.


Onondaga County


 8/17: The following birds were seen from the Marshy Spits of Onondaga Lake 
to the south west end of the lake and also south of the tracks. WHITE-RUMPED 
SANDPIPER, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, SANDERLING, WILSON’S PHALAROPE.
 8/18: A BLACK TERN was seen at the Marshy Spits on Onondaga Lake.
 8/20: A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at the Marshy Spits.
 8/21: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Raddison River Park (private) on 
the west side of the Seneca River.A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on 
Goodrich Road in Fabius. 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen in Manlius.
 8/22: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at Muskrat Bay on Oneida Lake.


Oswego County
---    

 At least one PIPING PLOVER is still being seen at the outlet of Sandy Pond 
on Lake Ontario. also seen numerous times this week at that location were RED 
KNOT and WHIMBREL.
 8/18: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at Sandy Pond. 
 8/19: 4 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen at Sandy Pond.
 8/20: A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was seen at Sandy Pond. 
 8/21: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Hinman Road north of Pulaski.
 8/22: A WILLET was seen at Sandy Pond.
 8/23: At Sandy Pond today: SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER, KILLDEER, RUDDY 
TURNSTONE, RED KNOT, STILT SANDPIPER, SANDERLING, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, LEAST 
SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED SANDPIPER 
and both YELLOWLEGS. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Great Bear 
Recreation Area north of Phoenix.


Madison County


 8/17: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were seen at the 
Sky High sod Farm on Lakeport Road north of Chittenango. The BUFF-BREASTED 
SANDPIPERS were relocated again the next day.
 8/18: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER were seen on 
Marsh Mill Road. The OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was relocated the next day. A CAPE 
MAY WARBLER and a BAY-BREASTED WARBLER were seen at Chapman Park west of 
Lakeport.
 8/19: SANDERLINGS were seen on Ditchbank road north of Canastota.


Oneida County


 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Verona Beach state Park and on 
Lakeshore Drive at the north east side of Oneida Lake.
 8/21: COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen over Clinton.


Herkimer County


 8/17: 8 Shorebird species including a RED KNOT were seen at the McKoons  
Road Wetlands north of Richfield Springs.
 8/20: an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at the General herkimer Home Park 
east of Little Falls.
 8/22: 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS were again spotted on the south side of Little 
Falls.


Extraliminal


 8/23: A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was found today in Yates County near the 
corner of Stryker Road and Briggs Road west of Penn Yan.

     



     
     
     
   

-end report


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Baldwinsville, New York
13027


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2021-08-16 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* August16 2021
* NYSY  08.16. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
August 09 to August 16, 2021
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: August 16  AT 3:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
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#765 
Tuesday August 16, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
August 09, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

LITTLE BLUE HERON
ROSEATE SPOONBILL
WOOD STORK
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
PIPING PLOVER
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
WILSON’S PHALAROPE
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
WILLET
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
DUNLIN
STILT SANDPIPER
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
RED KNOT
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
SANDERLING
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
SWAINSON’S THRUSH
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
PRAIRIE WARBLER
WILSON’S WARBLER



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 The ROSEATE SPOONBILL and the WOOD STORK have continued throught the week 
up to and including today at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.
 8/11: A LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.
 8/13: One WILSON’S PHALAROPE and and two RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were seen 
at Knox-Marsellus.
 8/14: A STILT SANDPIPER and both DOWITCHERS were seen at the Thruway Pools.
 8/15: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were seen from 
Towpath Road.
 8/16: A WILSON’S PHALAROPE, a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and a WILSON’S 
WARBLER were seen from Towpath Road.


Cayuga County


 8/16: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at Fair Haven State Park.


Onondaga County


  8/14: A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was seen on the Marshy Spits of Onondaga Lake 
on the west shore. Also seen were RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, DUNLIN and 
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER.


Oswego County


 One PIPING PLOVER (juvenile) continues at the Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake 
Ontario.
 8/11: A WILLET and a BLACK TERN were seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet. The 
WILLET was seen up to today.
 8/14: A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen at the Sandy 
Pond Outlet.
 8/15: 16 Shorebird species including SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, 5 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 3 BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS, 10 SANDERLINGS, 6 RED KNOTS, the 
afore mentioned PIPING PLOVER and 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were all found at the 
Sandy Pond Outlet. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and a CAPE MAY WARBLER were seen 
on Baum Road in Hastings. The CAPE MAY WARBLER was spotted again today.


Madison County


 8/15: A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen at the Sky High Sod Farm on 
Lakeport Road north of Chittenango.


Oneida County


 8/15: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues on Lakeshore Road on Oneida Lake 
north of Sylvan Beach.
 8/16: A juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK was spotted on State Dam Road in 
Forestport.


Herkimer County

 8/10: Six species of shorebirds including SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER were seen 
at the McKoons Road Wetland north of Richfield Springs.
 8/15: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was seen at Cascade Lake north of Inlet. A 
PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen at Salisbury Corners north of Middleville.

    

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Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, New York
13027


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2021-08-09 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* August 09 2021
* NYSY  08.09. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
August 02 to August 09, 2021
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: August 09  AT 6:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#764 
Tuesday August 09, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
August 02, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

ROSEATE SPOONBILL
WOOD STORK
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK
PIPING PLOVER
WILSON’S PHALAROPE
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
SANDERLING
STILT SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
SANDERLING
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
SEDGE WREN
CERULEAN WARBLER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 The BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS, the ROSEATE SPOONBILL and the WOOD 
STORK have all lingered this week at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 
All three were seen yesterday but so far only the Spoonbill was seen today.
 8/4: A SEDGE WREN was found at the south end of East Road. 16 species of 
Shorebirds including WILSON’S PHALAROPE, BOTH DOWITCHERS, WHITE-RUMPED 
SANDPIPER, SANDERLING AND STILT SANDPIPER were all seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.
 8/5: The WILSON’S PHALAROPE and the WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were relocated 
at Knox-Marsellus. A STILT SANDPIPER was found on the Wildlife Trail.


Onondaga County


 8/3: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at the south end of Onondaga 
Lake.
 8/6: An ORCHARD ORIOLE and a GRASSHOPPER were seen at Green akes State 
Park.
 8/7: A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen and photographed on the Baldwinsville 
Community Trail.


Oswego County


 PIPING PLOVERS continue at the Sandy Pond Outlet area.
 8/4: 9 Shorebird species including 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were seen at 
the Sandy Pond Outlet.
 8/8: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Derby Hill and another was 
spotted at the Deer Creek Marsh near Rainbow Shores Road on Lake Ontario. 8 
species of Shorebirds including BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were seen at the Sandy 
Pond Outlet.
 8/9: 5 Raptor species were seen in flight at Derby Hill.this birds are 
thought to be young birds in dispersal and not yet migrating.


Madison County


 8/7: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen on Bonney Hill east of Hamilton.

    


-end report


Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, New York
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Region 5
     

    


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2021-08-02 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* August 02 2021
* NYSY  08.02. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
July 26 to August 02, 2021
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: August 02  AT 2:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#763 
Tuesday August 02, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 26, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

LEAST BITTERN
CATTLE EGRET
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
ROSEATE SPOONBILL
WOOD STORK
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK
PIPING PLOVER
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
SANDERLING
RUDDY TURNSTONE
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER
ORCHARD ORIOLE
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 The ROSEATE SPOONBILL and the WOOD STORK have continued all week at 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh. A BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK showed up at 
Knox-Marsellus on 7/26 and a second on 8/1. At least one is still being seen up 
to today.
 7/27: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was seen on Towpath Road. 6 shorebird species 
including 8 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen at Railroad Road Marsh in the 
northern complex.
 7/29: A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was seen at Knox-Marsellus thru 7/30.  A 
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at Knox-Marsellus through 8/1.
 7/30: A CATTLE EGRET was found at Knox-Marsellus and continues up to today.
 8/1: 7 shorebird species including LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen from 
Towpath Road.
 8/2: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues at the forested area of Armitage 
Road.


Cayuga County


 8/1: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Fair Haven State Park.


Oswego County


 7/31: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Hinman Road north of Pulaski.
 8/1: 11 shorebird species PIPING PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE adn WHITE-RUMPED 
SANDPIPER were seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet.
 8/2: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 12 SANDERLING were seen at the Sandy 
Pond Outlet.


Onondaga County


 7/27: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at Cedar Bay Park in Fayetteville.
 7/28: 2 SANDHILL CRANES continue at East Mud Lake Road west of 
Baldwinsville.
 7/29: A LEAST BITTERN was seen on the West Shore trail of Onondaga Lake.
 7/30: 6 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HAWKS were seen on the Onondaga Creek Creek 
Walk near Destiny.
 8/1: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at Leavenworth Park in Syracuse.


Madison County


 7/27: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at the Great Swamp Conservancy 
north of Canastota.
 7/29: A LEAST BITTERN was found at the Great Swamp Conservancy.
 7/31: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from the Thruway east of Kirkville.


Oneida County


 8/1: A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen and photographed in the Black 
River Wild forest north of Woodgate.
     
   


-end report


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Baldwinsville, New York
13027


Region 5
     

    


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2021-07-26 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* July 26 2021
* NYSY  07.26. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
July 20 to July 26, 2021
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: July 26  AT 3:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#762 
Tuesday July 26, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 20, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
ROSEATE SPOONBILL
WOOD STORK
PIPING PLOVER
WHIMBREL
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
PIPING PLOVER
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
SEDGE WREN
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

 The ROSEATE SPOONBILL continues and was last seen today at Knox-Marsellus 
Marsh. 
 7/20: A WOOD STORK was discovered at Knox-Marsellus Marsh and continues to 
be seen up to today.
 7/22: A LEAST BITTERN and 12 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at Guy 
Baldessarre Marsh .
 7/25: A CERULEAN WARBLER continues at the forested area of Armitage Road. 
3 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen in the Main Pool. A LEAST BITTERN was seen 
in Tschache Pool.


Onondaga County


 7/25: A SEDGE WREN was found in the big fields area of Three Rivers WMA 
north of Baldwinsville.


Oswego County


 7/21: A WHIMBREL was found at the Sandy Pond Outlet of Lake Ontario.
 7/22: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the Lakeside Cemetery in 
Bernhards  Bay on Oneida Lake. 3 PIPING PLOVERS continue at the Sandy Pond 
Outlet.
 7/23: A SEDGE WREN was found on Baldwin Road in the Town of Volney.
 7/24: 2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS were found on Gray Road south of Oswego.
 7/25: 3 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS were found on Cowan Road south of Hannibal.
 7/26: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario.


Oneida County
-

 7/22: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Sylvan Beach on Oneida Lake.

     


-end report


Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, New York
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Region 5
     

    


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2021-07-20 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* July 20 2021
* NYSY  07.20. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
July 12 to July 20, 2021
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: July 20  AT 3:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#761 
Tuesday July 20, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 12, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

LEAST BITTERN
ROSEATE SPOONBILL
SANDHILL CRANE
WHIMBREL
SANDERLING
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
PIPING PLOVER
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
SEDGE WREN
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
ORCHARD ORIOLE
RED CROSSBILL


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 The ROSEATE SPOONBILL has stayed around for the week. It now is being seen 
west of Rt. 89 in trees near the Clyde River close to Mays Point.
 7/12: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from East Road.
 7/16: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen from Guy Baldessarre Marsh in the 
northern complex.
 7/19: A LEAST BITTERN was seen in Tschache Pool. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER 
continues in the wooded section of Armitage Road on the west side of the bridge.


Cayuga County


 7/13: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found foo of Jordan Road near the entrance to 
Cross Lake Marina.

 7/14: A WHIMBREL was seen on the breakwater at West Barrier Bar Park in 
Fair Haven.
 7/16: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Fair Haven State Park.


Onondaga County


 7/13: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found on Watervale Road in Manlius.
 7/15: 2 SEDGE WRENS were found in the big fields area of Three Rivers WMA 
north of Baldwinsville. 3 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were seen from a boat at the 
south end of Cross Lake.A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found at the Dewitt Marsh and 
Landfill area on Cedar Bay Road.
 7/16: A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and a LEAST BITTERN were seen on the West 
Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.


Oswego County


 PIPING PLOVER family groups continue at the outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake 
Ontario.
 7/13: A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet.
 714: A WHIMBREL was seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER 
was seen at Selkirk Shores State Park.
 7/16: A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER continues at Great Bear Recreation Area 
north of Phoenix.
 7/18: 7 shorebird species including PIPING PLOVER and SANDERLING were seen 
at the Sandy Pond Outlet.


Madison county


 7/18: A GREAT EGRET was seen on Black Creek Road in Kirkville.


Oneida County


 7/15: A SEDGE WREN was found on Walker Road in Durhamville.
 717: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen south of Vienna.
 7/20: A RED CROSSBILL was found on Hillside Road in Boonville.


Herkimer County
--

 7/14: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found on Sabin Road north of Little Falls.
 7/15: A GREAT EGRET was seen at the Cozy haven Wildlife Marsh north of 
Richfield Springs.

  


-end report


Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, New York
13027


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2021-07-12 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* July 12, 2021
* NYSY  07.12. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
July 05 to July 12, 2021
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: July 12  AT 4:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#760 
Monday July 12, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 05, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
ROSEATE SPOONBILL
SANDHILL CRANE
RUDDY TURNSTONE
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
PIPING PLOVER
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
SEDGE WREN
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
CERULEAN WARBLER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
ORCHARD ORIOLE


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

 PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and CERULEAN WARBLER are still being seen regularly 
but in some instances, not daily on Armitage Road. Get them while you can.
 7/8: A RUDDY TURNSTONE was foune on the Wildlife Drive.
 7/9: SOLITARY SANDPIPER and SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER were seen on the 
Wildlife Drive.
 7/11: The regions first ROSEATE SPOONBILL was found on the Wildlife Drive 
where it settled for the most part in the Thruway Pool nearest the Eagle 
statue. Many people enjoyed the bird before it flew apparently to Tschache Pool 
late in the afternoon. It was seen briefly at Tschache this morning before 
disappearing at the back of the pool. A LEAST BITTERN was also seen at Tschache 
Pool. 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Knox-Marsellus Pool. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was 
seen at VanDyne Spoor Road.
 7/12: 6 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS and 5 LEAST BITTERNS were found at 
Tschache Pool. 


Cayuga County


 7/8: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found onkent Road east of Hannibal.
 7/9: A LEAST BITTERN was found at Fair Haven State Park.


Onondaga County


 7/6: an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues on Gully Road between Marcellus and 
Skaneateles.
 7/9: A SEDGE WREN was heard at Three rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. A 
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found at Cedar Bay Park in Fayetteville.
 7/11: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were again seen on Babcock Road west of 
Baldwinsville.
 7/12: 2 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS along with LEAST SANDPIPERS and KILLDEER 
were seen in a retention pond at Drivers Village in North Syracuse.


Oswego County


 Up to 8 PIPING PLOVERS continue at the Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake Ontario. 
an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues on Gray Road south of Oswego.
 7/7: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at the Lakeside Rural Cemetery at 
Bernhards Bay on Oneida Lake.
 7/10: 6 Shorebird species including 3 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen at 
the outlet on Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario. Also seen was a NORTHERN SHOVELER.
 7/11: 5 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS and 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS were noted on Pellet 
Road south of Hannibal.


Madison County


 7/10: A GREAT EGRET was seen on Fyler Road norht of Chittenango.


Oneida County


 7/6: A SEDGE WREN was found in a field near Durhamville. 
     

     


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Baldwinsville, New York
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2021-07-05 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* July 05, 2021
* NYSY  07. 05. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
June 28 to July 05, 2021
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: July 05  AT 4:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#759 
Monday July 05, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
June 28, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
RING-NECKED DUCK
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
SANDHILL CRANE
SORA
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
SEDGE WREN
SWAINSON’S THRUSH
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
CERULEAN WARBLER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
ORCHARD ORIOLE
RED CROSSBILL


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 CERULEAN and PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continue to be present at the forested 
area of Armitage Road west of Rt. 89.
 7/2: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found on Railroad Road off of VanDyne Spoor 
road.
 7/3: A LEAST BITTERN was seen at Tschache Pool.
 7/4: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 3 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on the 
Wildlife Drive. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Guy Baldessarre Marsh.


Cayuga County


 7/1: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on West Bay Road in Fair Haven. 
 7/2: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Fair Haven State Park.


Onondaga County
---

 6/29: A LEAST BITTERN was found at Hamlin Marsh off of Wetzel Road. 2 
SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Babcock Road west of Baldwinsville. They were seen 
again the next day. 2 GADWALL were seen from the Marshy Spits area on the west 
shore of Onondaga Lake.
 7/2: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 2 RING-NECKED DUCKS were seen on the 
Seneca River ble=low the dam in Baldwinsville.
 7/3: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was heard from Cashin Drive in 
Fayetteville.


Oswego County


 2 families of PIPING PLOVERS continue to be seen at the outlet of Sandy 
Pond on Lake Ontario.
 6/29: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found on the SUNY Oswego Campus.
 6/30: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found on Gray Road south of Oswego.A 
BONAPARTE’S GULL was seen at the outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario. A 
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen on Kibbe Lake Road north of Oneida Lake.
 7/4: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was heard on the Sithe Energy Nature Trails on 
Lake Ontario. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Lock 2 on the Oswego 
River in Fulton. 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen on Shore Oaks Drive on Lake 
Ontario in the Town of Scriba. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the Oswego 
County Airport. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Bernhard’s Bay on the north 
shore of Oneida Lake.


Madison County


 7/4: A SORA was seen at the Madison County Impoundment north of Hamilton.


Oneida County


 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Verona Beach State Park at the east end 
of Oneida Lake.
 6/29: A SEDGE WREN was found south of Poppleton Road east of Oneida Lake. 
 7/3: 3 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS were seen in flight at Lock 21 of the Erie 
Canal east of Oneida Lake.


Herkimer County


 SWAINSON’S THRUSHES continue to be found in the Big Moose area of the 
Adirondacks.
 6/29: 2 RED CROSSBILLS were found at Little Moose Lake south of Old Forge. 
     

   


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Baldwinsville, New York
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2021-06-28 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* June 28, 2021
* NYSY  06. 28. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
June 21 to June 28, 2021
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: June 28  AT 1:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#758 
Monday June 28, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
June 14, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

LEAST BITTERN
PEREGRINE FALCON
SANDHILL CRANE
UPLAND SANDPIPER
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
SWAINSON’S THRUSH
PRAIRIE WARBLER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
CERULEAN WARBLER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
ORCHARD ORIOLE
RED CROSSBILL


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 6/25: A LEAST BITTERN was seen in Tschache Pool.
 6/27: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was heard on Carncross Road.


Cayuga County


 6/24: 4 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, all adults, were seen at Fair Haven State 
Park.


Onondaga County


 6/22: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was spotted on the Erie Canal Trail near Green 
Lakes State Park.
 6/23: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen near Lamson Road north of Baldwinsville. 
An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen at Hancock Airport.A BLACK TERN was seen from 
Onondaga Lake Park west of Liverpool.
 6/24: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again seen near the south shore of Cross 
Lake.
 6/28: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was heard on Gully Road north of Skaneateles.


Oswego County


 6/21: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at Oswego Harbor.
6/23: ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continue on Gray Road between 
Rt. 48 and Co. Rt. 25 south of Oswego.
 6/24: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen at Great Bear Recreation Area north of 
Phoenix.
 6/27: A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen at 3Mile Bay on the north shore of 
Oneida Lake. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen on Hinman Road north of Pulaski.


Madison County


 6/22: A LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen at the Madison Street Impoundment north 
of Hamilton.


Oneida County


 6/27: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found on Potato Hill Road near Boonville.


Herkimer County


 6/25: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found on Saltsman Road west of St. Johnsville.
 6/26: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was found on Unclemier Road north of Cold Brook.
 6/27: A RED CROSSBILL was seen near Little Moose Lake near Old Forge.  
     

    


-end report


Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, New York
13027


Region 5
     

    


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2021-06-21 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* June 21, 2021
* NYSY  06. 21. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
June 14 to June 21, 2021
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: June 21  AT 4:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#757 
Monday June 21, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
June 14, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
PEREGRINE FALCON
SANDHILL CRANE
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
BLACKPOLL
PRAIRIE WARBLER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
CERULEAN WARBLER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
ORCHARD ORIOLE


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 6/14: A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen on the Wildlife Trail.
 6/16: A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen at Howland Island. A LEAST BITTERN was 
found at Tschache Pool. 
 6/17: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues at the forested area of Armitage 
Road.
 6/19: A SNDHILL CRANE was seen on the Wildlife Trail. 
 6/20: 3 CERULEAN WARBLERS were seen at Howland Island. A CERULEAN WARBLER 
was seen on the Wildlife Trail. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at 
Tschache Pond. 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS were seen at VanDyne Spoor Road.


Cayuga County


 6/16: A BLACKPOLL was heard at Sterling Nature Center.
 6/17: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found on Kent Road west of Hannibal.
 6/20: A CERULEAN WARBLER was found on Pierce Road south of Hannibal.


Onondaga County
-

 6/17: A CERULEAN WARBLER was spotted on the Erie Canal Trail west of 
Warners.
 6/18: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found at Cedar Bay Park in Fayetteville,
 6/19: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was found at Labrador Hollow Unique Area.
 6/20: 2 LEAST BITTERNS were heard at the Tully Conservation Area south of 
Tully. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found on Markham Hollow Road just west of 
Labrador Hollow. A PRAIRIE WARBLER was found on James Street in Fayetteville. 
An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Green Lakes State Park. A PEREGRINE FALCON was 
seen from West Genesee Street in downtown Syracuse.


Oswego County


 A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continue to be found 
consistently on Gray Road south of Oswego off of Rt. 48.
 6/15: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were spotted from Cusson Road near the Klondike 
State Forest north of Oneida Lake. 
 6/16: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on West Lake Road south of Oswego.
 6/20: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was heard on Brackett Road south of Fulton.
an ORCHARD ORIOLE was found on Hinman Road north of Pulaski. A CEERULEAN 
WARBLER was found Dam Road near Altmar.
 6/21: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near Oswego Harbor.


Madison County


 6/16: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen on Mason Hill east of Hamilton.


Oneida County


 6/16: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Verona Beach State Park.
 6/20: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Sylvan Beach.


Herkimer County


 6/15: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found on Peck Road west of Dolgeville.
 6/16: 2 PINE SISKINS continue to come to a feeder in Dolgeville.




-end report


Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, New York
13027


Region 5
     

    


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2021-06-07 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* June 07, 2021
* NYSY  06. 07. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
June 01 to June 07, 2021
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: June 07  AT 6:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#756 
Tuesday June 07, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
May 25, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

LEAST BITTERN
GREAT EGRET
PEREGRINE FALCON
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
RUDDY TURNSTONE
WHIMBREL
WILLET
MARBLED GODWIT
LAUGHING GULL
FORSTER’S TERN
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
SEDGE WREN
PHILADELPHIA VIRE0
PRAIRIE WARBLER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
NELSON’S SPARROW
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
ORCHARD ORIOLE


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 6/2: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen along the Wildlife Drive.
 6/4: An ORCHARD ORIOLE and 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen along the Wildlife 
Drive.
 6/5: A LEAST BITTERN was seen along the Wildlife Drive. 
 6/6: 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS, a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and an OLIVE-SIDED 
FLYCATCHER were seen in the forested area of Armitage Road.


Onondaga County


 6/2: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was seen at Muskrat Bay on Oneida Lake.  A 
LEAST BITTERN was found at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. An ORCHARD 
ORIOLE was seen at Green Lakes State Park.
 6/4: At least 3 LEAST BITTERNS continue to call at the Ladd Road swamp 
near Oneida Shores Park. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at the Dewitt Marsh 
and Landfill.
 6/5: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen at Green Lake State Park and on Shakham 
Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest.A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen on the River 
Walk nature Preserve west of Brewerton.
 6/7: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again seen at the south end of Cross Lake.


Oswego County


 6/2: 10 species of shorebirds including MARBLED GODWIT, WILLET and 14 
RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen at the outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario. A 
NELSON’S SPARROW was seen on Depot Road in Mallory.
 6/3: 6 RUDDY TURNSTONES were see from Brietbeck Park in Oswego.
 6/4: A LAUGHING GULL was seen at the Outlet of Sandy Pond. A CLAY-COLORED 
SPARROW was seen on Rome Road in Pulaski.
 6/6: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues on Gray Road south of Oswego. A LEAST 
BITTERN was seen on Depot Road in Mallory. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at 
Selkirk Shores State Park in Lake Ontario.
 6/7: A MARBLEd GODWIT continues at the outlet of Sandy Pond. Also seen 
were 2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 4 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS among 9 shorebird 
species. A FORSTER’S TERN was also found. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again seen 
on Gray Road south of Oswego.


Madison County


 6/2: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen at the SMHT Leland Preserve south of 
Hamilton.
 6/4: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Ditchbank Road north of 
Canastota.
 6/5: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on Ingalls Corners Road south of 
Canastota.
 6/6: 2 GREAT EGRETS were seen in the Great Swamp Conservancy north of 
Canastota.


Oneida County
-

 6/1: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at the Adirondack Bank in Utica,
 6/2: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Lakeshore Road north of Sylvan 
Beach.


Herkimer County


 6/4: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen in Salisbury Corners north of 
Dolgeville.
 6/7: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen in Salisbury Corners.
     

  




-End Report


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Baldwinsville, NY
Region 5
     

    


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2021-06-01 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* June 01, 2021
* NYSY  06. 01. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
May 25 to June 01, 2021
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: June 01  AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#755 
Tuesday June 01, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
May 25, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

LEAST BITTERN
GLOSSY IBIS
BRANT
RED KNOT
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
RUDDY TURNSTONE
WHIMBREL
WILLET
MARBLED GODWIT
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
WHIP-POOR-WILL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
SWAINSON’S THRUSH
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
SEDGE WREN
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
LAWRENCE’S WARBLER (Hybrid)
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
ORCHARD ORIOLE
RED CROSSBILL


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 The YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen throughout the week on the South Spring 
Pool trail.
 5/27: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and an ORCHARD ORIOLE were seen on Carncross 
Road.
 5/29: Seen on the Wildlife Drive: 20 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 3 RED KNOTS, 
1 GLOSSY IBIS, 1WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues in the 
forested area of Armitage Road.
 5/30: Seen on the Wildlife Drive: 6 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 3 SEMI-PALMATED 
PLOVERS, 3 RUDDY TURNSTONES, 1 RED KNOT which was seen crossing the Seneca 
River into Cayuga County. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Howland Island. A 
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on VanDyne Spoor Road.
 6/1: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen in the Main Pool.


Onondaga County


 Up to 5 LEAST BITTERNS are being heard at the Ladd Road Marsh near Oneida 
Shores Park.
 A SEDGE WREN was heard and seen at two locations in the big fields area of 
Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.5/25: 80 RED KNOTS, 345 WHIMBRELS and 
20 BRANT were counted from Muskrat Bay on Oneida Lake.4 RUDY TURNSTONES were 
seen from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga lake. 
 5/26: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found in Whiskey Hollow west of 
Baldwinsville. A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was found at Woodchuck Preserve near 
Fayetteville.
 5/27: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was herd in Whiskey Hollow.
 5/28: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at Cedar Bay Parkin Fayetteville.
 5/29: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at the Jamesville Reservoir fishing area.


Derby Hill Bird Observatory


 This was the last week of official Hawk counting at Derby Hill. Only 773 
hawks were tallied. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen on 5/30.


Oswego County


 A MARBLED GODWIT was seen on Carl Island from Green Point from 5/27 to 
5/31.
 An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was seen fro 5/27 to 5/30 on Searles Road in Parish.
 A WILLET was seen at the outlet to Sandy Pond from 5/27 to today.
 5/26: A SEDGE WREN was found on Hellinger Road in West Monroe. A 
WHIP-POOR-WILL was again heard at the Roosevelt Road sand pits north of Oneida 
Lake.
 5/27: 8 WHIMBREL, 8 RUDDY TURNSTONES and 2 RED KNOTS were seen from Mill 
Street in Constantia on Oneida Lake.
 5/28: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were found at 
Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario.
 5/30: A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was again seen at Freat Bear Recreation Area 
north of Phoenix.
 5/31: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was seen on Gray Road off of Rt. 48 south of 
Oswego. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the Oswego County Airport .
 6/1: A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER and the rare hybrid LAWRENCE’S WARBLER were 
seen on Johnson Road south of Mexico.


Madison County


 5/29: 20 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at the corner of Damon and Holmes Roads 
near New Woodstock. 
 5/31: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on Co. Rt. 20 near Perryville. A 
COMMON NIGHTHAWK was see at woodman Pond north of Hamilton.


Oneida County


 5/25: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard on Preston Hill Road north of Oneida 
Lake. A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was seen at Forest Park in Camden.
 5/26: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen on Rt.40 west of Lauther Road 
west of Rome. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Spring Farms nature Sanctuary south 
of Clinton.A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen on State Rt. 8 south of Poland.
 5/28: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Rt. 49 east of Cleveland on 
Oneida Lake.
 5/29: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Lock 21 on the Erie Canal east 
of Verona Beach
 5/30: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Lakeshore Road at the northeast 
end of Oneida Lake. another was again present at verona Beach State Park.


Herkimer County


 5/26: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen on 

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2021-05-25 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* May 25, 2021
* NYSY  05. 25. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
May 17 to May 25, 2021
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: May 25  AT 3:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#753 
Tuesday May 25, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
May 17, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
WHITE-FACED IBIS
BRANT
BLACK VULTURE
WILSON’S PHALAROPE
RUFF
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
RUDDY TURNSTONE
WHIMBREL
MARBLED GODWIT
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
WHIP-POOR-WILL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
SWAINSON’S THRUSH
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
SEDGE WREN
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
PRAIRIE WARBLER
CAPE MAY WARBLER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
LINCOLN’S SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
ORCHARD ORIOLE
RED CROSSBILL


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 5/18: The WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen at Carncross Road and Howland Island. 
No further reports after this day.
 5/19: A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was found on South Spring Pond Trail and was 
relocated  up to today. 3 WILSON’S PHALAROPES were seen from Carncross Road.
 5/20: 5 BRANT were at the Visitor’s Center. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was 
seen on the Wildlife Drive.
 5/21: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found in the wooded area of Carncross Road 
and was found through the 24th. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on South Spring 
Trail. A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen from  Carncross Road.
 5/22: A female RUFF  was seen at the Visitor’s Center.A SWAINSON’S THRUSH 
was found at Esker Brook Trail. 
 5/23: CERULEAN WARBLER was found at Howland Island and Armitage Road.A 
LEAST BITTERN was heard at Tschache Pool. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues at the 
forested area of Armitage Road.A CAPE MAY WARBLER was seen on the South Spring 
Pond Trail. 3 WILSON’S PHALAROPES , a RUDDY TURNSTONE and a SHORT-BILLED 
DOWITCHER were seen at the Visitor’s Center.
 5/24: 6 WILSON’S PHALAROPES were seen at the Visitor’s Center. A WILSON’S 
WARBLER was seen on Towpath Road. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen on VanDyne 
Spoor Road.


Onondaga County

 5/18: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen at Green Lakes State Park. A CLAY-COLORED 
SPARROW was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.
 5/19: A SEDGE WREN was seen in the big fields area of three Rivers WMA. A 
BLACK VULTURE was seen from Jamesville Road near Rt. 481.
 5/21: 2 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were seen from a boat at the south end of 
Cross Lake.
 5/22: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Green Lakes State Park.
 5/23: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen from the north end of the Creekwalk 
near Destiny in Syracuse. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the Dewitt 
Landfill. LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was seen at the Tioghnioga WMA and the Mason 
Hill Preserve. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from Oran Delphi Road.
 5/24: A LEAST BITTERN was seen at Ladd marsh near Oneida Shores Park.


Oswego County


 5/18: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario.
 5/19: RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Derby Hill and Nine Mile Point 
Road on Lake Ontario.
 5/20: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard at the Roosevelt Road Sand Pit north of 
Oneida Lake.
 5/22: A SEDGE WREN was found on Hellinger Road north of Rt. 40 in West 
Monroe. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found on Searles Road in Parish. A FORSTER’S 
TERN, a RED KNOT, a MARBLED GODWIT and a WHIMBREL were seen at Sandy Pond 
Outlet on Lake Ontario.


Madison County


 At least 25 RED CROSSBILLS continue at the Tioghnioga WMA near Erieville.
 5/18: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Lyon Road south of Cazenovia.
 5/20: A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen on Peterson Hollow Road near 
Erieville. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at Woodman Pond north of hamilton.
 5/22: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Yorton Road in Canastota.
 5/24: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was seen on Indian Lookout Road north of  
Cazenovia.


Oneida County


 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Verona Beach State Park on Oneida Lake.
 5/15: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard of Preston Hill north of Oneida Lake.
 5/19: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on Brown tract Road north of Remson.


Herkimer County


 5/17: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen on Castle Road near Middleville.
 5/23: A CAPE MAY WARBLER was seen near Twitchell Lake north of Old Forge.
     
    
     





-End Report


Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, NY
Region 5
     

    


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2021-05-17 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* May 10, 2021
*  NYSY  05. 17. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
May 10 to May 17, 2021
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: May 17  AT 4:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#752 
Monday May 17, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
May 10, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

RED-NECKED GREBE
LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
GLOSSY IBIS
WHITE-FACED IBIS
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
BLACK VULTURE
GOLDEN EAGLE
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
RUDDY TURNSTONE
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
LAUGHING GULL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
SWAINSON’S THRUSH
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
LINCOLN’S SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
ORCHARD ORIOLE
EVENING GROSBEAK
RED CROSSBILL


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 5/12: Found along the Wildlife Drive: LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, LEAST 
BITTERN, GLOSSY IBIS (only one), LINCOLN’S SPARROW. 8 Shorebird species 
including SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen on the west side of Howland Island.
 5/15: A WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen with the remaining GLOSSY IBIS in the 
Wildlife trail. 2 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were seen from kayaks on the west side 
of Howland Island. 
 5/16: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was seen in the wooded area of Armitage 
Road.An ORCHARD ORIOLE and a LINCOLN’S SPARROW were seen on the Wildlife Drive. 
9 Shorebird species including SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen from Carncross 
Road.


Onondaga County


 5/11: A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was seen on the West Shore trail of Onondaga 
Lake and was seen through the 16th. 
 5/12: A LEAST BITTERN was heard at DewittMarsh. A BLACK VULTURE was seen 
at Jamesville Beach.
 5/13: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Highland Forest County Park.
 5/14: Last sighting of the RED-NECKED GREBE on the West Shore Trail of 
Onondaga Lake.
 5/15: A BLACK TERN was seen at the Honeywell Center on Onondaga Lake. An 
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Highland Forest Park.A RED CROSSBILL and a 
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER were found on Woodmancy Road north of Vesper.
 5/16: 2 RED CROSSBILLS were found on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State 
forest. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Green Lakes State Park.
 5/17: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at the LeMoyne College Woods.


Derby Hill Bird Observatory
-

 Only 771 Hawks were counted at Derby this week. One GOLDEN EAGLE was seen. 
12 EVENING GROSBEAKS and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were counted also.


Oswego County


 5/11: An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen on Skyline Drive in Oswego.
 5/12: A RUDY TURNSTONE was seen at Biddlecum Road Marsh north of Phoenix. 
A LEAST BITTERN was heard on Depot Road in West Monroe.
 5/13: A LAUGHING GULL was again seen at the sandy Pond Outlet on Lake 
Ontario.At sunset Bay park on Lake Ontario the following were seen: LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, EVENING GROSBEAK and LINCOLN’S SPARROW.
 5/15: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at Nine Mile Point Road near 
Noyes Sanctuary on Lake Ontario. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO and an ORCHARD ORIOLE 
were seen at Sunset Bay Park.A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at Biddlecum 
Pond. A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen the Sandy Pond Outlet.
 5/16: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at Sunset Bay park.
 5/17: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW, an ORCHARD ORIOLE and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER 
were seen at Sunset Bay Park.


Madison County
--

 5/12: An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen on Eden Hollow Road.
 5/14: 6 EVENIN GROSBEAKS continue near Eaton Reservoir.
 5/15: 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were seen at the Madison Street 
Impoundment north of Hamilton.
 5/17: 2 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were seen at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.


Oneida County


 5/12: 5/12: 2 BLACK VULTURES were seen from the Mohawk River Walk in Rome.
 5/13: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Verona Beach State Park on 
Oneida Lake.
 5/15: 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Lakeshore Drive at the east ene 
of Oneida Lake.
 5/16: An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen at Coleman Mills Road near the Oneida 
County Airport. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at the Lake Julia Preserve. A 
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on Brown Tract Road in Remsen.


Herkimer County


 5/11: An EVEN GROSBEAK was seen in Cold Brook.
 5/13: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the corner of Albany and Soncody 
Roads south of West Winfield.
 5/16: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Salisbury Corners.


-End Report


Joseph Brin

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2021-05-10 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* May 10, 2021
*  NYSY  05. 10. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
May 03 to May 10, 2021
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: May 10  AT 4:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#751 
Monday May 10, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
April 26, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

RED-NECKED GREBE
LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
GLOSSY IBIS
GREAT EGRET
SURF SCOTER
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
GOLDEN EAGLE
SORA
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER
UPLAND SANDPIPER
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
ICELAND GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
LAUGHING GULL
BLACK TERN
WHIP-POOR-WILL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
SWAINSON’S THRUSH
PRAIRIE WARBLER
CERULEAN WARBLER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
SUMMER TANAGER (Extralimital)
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
LINCOLN’S SPARROW
ORCHARD ORIOLE
EVENING GROSBEAK
RED CROSSBILL


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 The 3 GLOSSY IBISES at the Main Pool were still seen this week on 5/4, 5/5 
and 5/10.
 5/6: 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS were seen at Howland Island.
 5/7: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen on Howland Island.
 5/8: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen on the Wildlife Drive. A LAPLAND 
LONGSPUR was seen in the fields of Armitage Road. Further down Armitage into 
the wooded area a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was sighted. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen 
on Towpath Road off of East Road.
 5/9: A LEAST BITTERN was seen on the Wildlife Drive. 2 PRAIRIE WARBLERS 
were seen at the Audubon Center on Rt. 89.


Onondaga County


 EVENING GROSBEAKS continue in various locations.
 5/4: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was seen on the Creek Walk north of Hiawatha 
Boulevard in Syracuse.
 5/5: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen through the 9th. from Lakeview Point on 
the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake. 2 SEMI-PALMATED PLOVERS were seen at a 
wet area on Solar Street in Syracuse.
 5/6: BLACK TERNS were seen from the West Shore Trail on Onondaga Lake and 
at the north end of Skaneateles Lake.
 5/7: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was seen in the Le Moyne College Woods.
 5/8: GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS were seen at Hamlin Marsh off of Wetzel Road 
in Liverpool, Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus and Oneida Shores 
County Park in Brewerton.
 5/9: A LAWRENCES WARBLER ( a hybrid of Blue-wing and Golden-wing Warblers) 
was seen on Bennetts Corners Road south of Memphis. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was 
seen at Cedar Bay Park in Fayetteville. A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen in the 
Dewitt Marsh south of Bridge Street.
 5/10: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen on Westmoreland Street in Syracuse.


Cayuga County


 5/7: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was see at Fair Haven State Park.
 5/8: An ICELAND GULL was seen at Fair Haven State Park.A LINCOLN’S SPARROW 
was found at Sterling Nature Center.
 5/9: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was sen at Fair Haven State Park.


Derby Hill Bird Observatory
--

 3,534 Hawks were counted at Derby this week most coming 0n 5/3 and 5/4. 
Once again BROAD-WINGED HAWKS made up a majority of the birds. Only 2 GOLDEN 
EAGLES were counted. Another highlight was 193 EVENING GROSBEAKS. 


Oswego County


 EVENING GROSBEAKS continue this week in good numbers. Most were seen in 
Willianstown, Sandy Pond and Hastings.
 5/4: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was seen at the corner of Co. Rt. 104 and Fred 
Haynes Blvd. in Oswego.
 5/6: A HUDSONIAN GODWIT made a brief stop at Biddlecum Pond north of 
Phoenix.
 5/8: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen near County Rt. 1 in Oswego. 3 SURF 
SCOTERS were seen from Phillips Point on Oneida Lake. An ICELAND GULL and a 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were seen at Sunset Bay park in Volney on Lake Ontario. 
 5/9: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on Oneida Lake from Constantia.
 5/10: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a LAUGHING GULL were both seen at the 
outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario.


Madison County


 EVENING GROSBEAKS continue at locations on Eden Hollow Road and Eaton 
Reservoir.
 5/5: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.
 5/8: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen at Helen McNitt State Park on Cazenovia 
Lake. Up to 150 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on Woodman Pond north of 
Hamilton.
 5/9: At least 18 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at Morrow Mountain State Forest 
south of Erieville.


Oneida County
---

 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen in Whitesboro, Waterville and at the Verona 
Beach Wooded area.
    5/7: A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen on Sidecut Road east of Verona Beach.
 5/9: 5 SORA were seen on the 

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2021-04-26 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* April 26, 2021
*  NYSY  04. 26. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
April 19 to April 26, 2021
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: April 26 AT 4:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#749 
Monday April 26, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
April 19, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

RED-NECKED GREBE
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
GLOSSY IBIS
EURASIAN WIGEON
BLACK VULTURE
PEREGRINE FALCON
GOLDEN EAGLE
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
EVENING GROSBEAK
PINE SISKIN
RED CROSSBILL


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 The three GLOSSY IBISES have continues for another week at the Main Pool 
in Montezuma. They were seen as recently as yesterday. No report yet for today.
 4/23: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and an EURASIAN WIGEON were seen from 
the Wildlife Drive.
     

Onondaga County


 4/24: Up to 20 RED CROSSBILLS are still being seen at the intersection of 
Shakham Road and Herlihy Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest. A RED-NECKED 
GREBE was seen at Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen 
from Rt. 81 in Syracuse near the Loretto Rehabilitation Center.
 4/25: 2 BLACK VULTURES were seen from Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill 
State Forest. A PINE SISKIN was seen o  Harrington Ave in Syracuse.


Derby Hill Bird Observatory
-

 3,077 hawks were counted at Derby this week with BROAD-WINGED HAWKS making 
up the majority. One GOLDEN EAGLE and one SANDHILL CRANE were seen.


Oswego County


 4/19: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Brietbeck Park in Oswego.
 4/21: 3 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at the Prior Road wetlands north of 
Phoenix.
 4/24: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a GLAUCOUS GULL were found at the 
Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake Ontario. 2EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Albion Road 
south of Rt. 104. 
 4/25: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on Oneida Lake from Mill Street in 
Constantia.. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario. An 
extremely rare LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was spotted on Toad Harbor Road south of Rt. 
49 in Hastings. Unfortunately the bird could not be relocated.


Madison County


 EVENING GROSBEAKS continue daily at a feeder on Hawes Road on the Eaton 
Reservoir.
     

Oneida County


 4/22: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen north of Waterville. A COMMON REDPOLL 
was seen on Brown Tract Road in Remson.
 4/25: A COMMON REDPOLL was seen at a feeder on Jug Point Road east of 
Oneida Lake.A PINE SISKIN was seen on coleman Mills Road south of Rome.


Herkimer County


 4/19: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen from the McDonald’s in Little Falls.
 4/20: EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a feeder in Dolgeville.
 4/21: A PINE SISKIN was seen at a feeder at the corner of Albany Road and 
Soncody Road south of West Winfield.
 4/22: EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a feeder in Salisbury Center. COMMON 
REDPOLLS were at a feeder in Dolgeville.

    
     

End Report


Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville NY
Region 5


   


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2021-04-19 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* April 19, 2021
*  NYSY  04. 19. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
April 12 to April 19, 2021
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: April 19 AT 4:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#748 
Monday April 19, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
April 12, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

RED-NECKED GREBE
LEAST BITTERN
AMERICAN BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
GLOSSY IBIS
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER
EURASIAN WIGEON
GOLDEN EAGLE
SORA
SANDHILL CRANE
BONAPARTE’S GULL
SHORT-EARED OWL
AMERICAN PIPIT
BLUE-HEADED VIREO
EVENING GROSBEAK
PINE SISKIN
RED CROSSBILL
HOARY REDPOLL


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 4/12: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen along the Wildlife Trail near the Main 
Pool.
 4/13: The three GLOSSY IBISES continued this week and were seen up to 
today. A SORA was seen in the Deep Mud and Mitigation area.
 4/14: A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was seen in the Main Pool.
 4/15: An AMERICAN BITTERN was heard at the Morgan Road Marsh.
 4/17: A LEAST BITTERN was seen in the Deep Mud and Mitigation area. An 
AMERICAN BITTERN was found at the Main Pool.
 4/18: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 10 SANDHILL CRANES were seen along 
the Wildlife Drive. 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Carncross Road.


Onondaga County


 4/12: A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was spotted at the Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville.
 4/13: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at the Liverpool Marina on 
Onondaga Lake.
 4/14: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga 
Lake.
 4/14: An AMERICAN BITTERN was found at Ladd Road Marsh near Oneida Shores 
Park.


Derby Hill Bird Observatory


 It was a slow week at Derby. Hawks were only counted on three days due to 
inclement weather. Only 2,322 Hawks were counted. A majority again were TURKEY 
VULTURES but the BROAD-WINGS are starting to come in. Only 2 GOLDEN EAGLES were 
recorded.


Oswego County


 4/13: A PINE SISKIN was seen at Kibbe Lake north of Oneida Lake.
 4/14: The last sighting of the EURASIAN WIGEON at the Rt. 6 wetland north 
of Rt. 3 in Volney. A SANDHILL CRANE and a LEAST BITTERN were found at Deer 
Creek WMA north of Port Ontario.
 4/15: A GLAUCOUS GULL and 5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen in Oswego 
Harbor. Some of the Lesser Black-backed Gulls lingered up to today.
 4/16: A RED CROSSBILL was found on Gunther Road north of Rt. 49 west of 
Central Square.
 4/17: 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Happy Valley Road south of Rt. 104.


Madison County


 4/12: A BONAPARTE’S GULL was seen at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.
 4/13: An EVENING GROSBEAK was still being seen near the Eaton Reservoir on 
Hawes Road. It was seen through the 18th.


Oneida County


 4/14: 50 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen  on the Kirkland Nature Trail south of 
clinton.
 4/17: A SORA was seen onDwyer Road north of Vernon.
 4/19: An adult male SURF SCOTER was seen from Smith Road on  Lake Delta in 
Rome.


Herkimer County


 4/14: An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen near Young and Weaver Lakes on Rt. 20 
east of Richfield Springs.
     

    
     

End Report


Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville NY
Region 5


   


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2021-04-05 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* April 05, 2021
*  NYSY  04. 05. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
March 29 to April 05, 2021
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: April 05 AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#746 
Monday April 05, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
March 29, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

RED-NECKED GREBE
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
GREAT EGRET
SNOW GOOSE
RUDDY DUCK
EURASIAN WIGEON
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
PEREGRINE FALCON
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
RED-TAILED HAWK (Dark Phase)
GOLDEN EAGLE
SANDHILL CRANE
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
NORTHERN SHRIKE
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
AMERICAN PIPIT
SNOW BUNTING
EVENING GROSBEAK






Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 3/31: An early CLIFF SWALLOW was at the Visitor’s Center. 4 SANDHILL 
CRANES were seen at Howland Island.
 4/4: 10 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at the Morgan Road marshes.


Onondaga County


 3/30: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at the Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville.
 4/2: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Restoration Way on Onondaga Lake in 
Liverpool.
 4/3: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen at Three Rivers WMA. 4 RUDDY DUCKS 
were seen on Beaver Lake west of Baldwinsville.
 4/5: 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen near ESF at Syracuse University.


Derby Hill Bird Observatory


 7,464 Hawks were counted at Derby this week. Most, however were TURKEY 
VULTURES. On 3/30 an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was spotted. Today a rare dark 
phase RED-TAILED HAWK was seen. Only one GOLDEN EAGLE was counted this week.


Oswego County


 3/30: An EURASIAN WIGION was found at the Rt. 6 wetlands north of Rt. 3 in 
the Town of Volney. It has been seen up to yesterday. 
 3/31: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from Rt. 49 in West Monroe. Probobly the 
same AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN sighted on the 30th. at Derby Hill was found at the 
Pine grove Boat Launch west of Rt. 3 on the Salmon River in Port Ontario. It 
was relocated on the 1st. but not since. 
 4/1: 80 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen on Bishop Road in Richland. Also seen 
there was a single SNOW BUNTING.
  4/2: 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Stone Hill Roadnorth of Rt. 69.
  4/3: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from Mexico Point on Lake Ontario.
  4/4: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at the Biddlecum Road Heron Rookery west of 
Rt. 3. A GREAT EGRET was seen at Ox Creek on Rt. 14 south of Fulton.
 4/5: At Phillips Point on Oneida Lake this morning 3 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 
4 COMMON LOONS and 4 RED-NECKED GREBES were counted.


Cayuga County


 3/31: 8 SNOW GEESE were seen on Marsh Road in Sterling. 


Madison County


 3/29:  2 RUDDY DUCKS were seen at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.
 3/30: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen on Colton Road north of Canastota. A 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on Ditch Bank Road north of Chittenango.
 3/31: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at the Madison Street Impoundment north of 
Hamilton.
 4/5: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on the Erie Canal Trail north of 
Wampsville.


Oneida County


 4/3: A single COMMON REDPOLL was seen in Clinton.


Herkimer County


 4/4: 28 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at Salisbury Corners . 4 COMMON 
REDPOLLS were seen in Old Forge.




     
     

   
     
   


End Report


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Baldwinsville NY
Region 5


   


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2021-03-29 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  Syracuse

* March 29, 2021

*  NYSY  03. 29. 21



Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

March 22 to March 29, 2021

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: March 29 AT 2:00 p.m. (DST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org





#745

Monday March 29, 2021



Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of

March 22, 2021



Highlights:

---


GREAT EGRET

EURASIAN WIGEON

ROSS’S GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

BLACK VULTURE

GOLDEN EAGLE

SORA

SANDHILL CRANE

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SHORT-EARED OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

BOHEMIAN WAXWING

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

FOX SPARROW

SAVANNAH SPARROW

VESPER SPARROW

EASTERN TOWHEE

LAPLAND LONGSPUR

AMERICAN PIPIT

RED CROSSBILL

EVENING GROSBEAK







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex
(MWC)




 3/22: 3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were found in the Mucklands on Rt. 31 west
of the Seneca River.

 3/25: A SORA was found at Guy Baldassarre Marsh. An early SAVANNAH
SPARROW was seen on East Road.

 3/27: 2 early GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen from Carncross Road. 3
SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen from VanDyne Spoor Road.

 3/28: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from East Road. 19 more were seen at
the Visitor’s Center.



Cayuga County




 3/23: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from Barker Road west of Rt. 104A. A
COMMON REDPOLL was seen at the Sterling Nature Center.

 3/25: A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen at Fair Haven State Park. 5 FOX
SPARROWS were seen at the Sterling Nature Center.

 3/27: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen from the Sterling Nature Center.



Onondaga County




 3/22: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of
Baldwinsville.

 3/23: 12 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at the Morgan Hill State Forest on
Shakham Road. A SANDHILL CRANE was seen at Three Rivers WMA.

 3/24: 2 BLACK VULTURES were seen from the Fiddlers Green Park in
Jamesville.

 3/26: an ICELAND GULL was seen from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga
Lake.

 3/27: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and an ICELAND GULL were seen at the
north end of Otisco Lake.

 3/28: 2 BLACK VULTURES were seen in flight from Highbridge Road in
Fayetteville. A PINE SISKIN was at a feeder on Lawrence Road west of
Marcellus.



Derby Hill bird Observatory




 5,309 raptors were counted at Derby this week. That number included 21
GOLDEN EAGLES. Also seen were 2 ROSS’S GEESE, 2 CACKLING GEESE, 26 SANDHILL
CRANES and 1 SHORT-EARED OWL.



Oswego County




 3/23: A GOLDEN EAGLE was see from Hinman Road north of Pulaski.

 3/24: An early VESPER SPARROW was seen on Sherman Road north of Mexico.

 3/28: A male EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at the Rt. 6 Wetlands north of
Rt. 3 in the Town of Volney.



Madison County




 3/24: An EASTERN TOWHEE was seen near Perryville south of Canastota.

 3/27: a male EVENING GROSBEAK was seen at a feeder on Jones Road south
of the Stoney Pond State forest.



Oneida County




 3/27: 2 GREAT EGRETS were seen near West Leyden.



Herkimer County

-


 3/24: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was see near Salisbury Corners.

 3/25: An early GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen on the Erie Canal trail
east of Little Falls.

 3/28: An EVENING GROSBEAK and a BOHEMIAN WAXWING were seen in
Salisbury Corners.



Migrants seen up to today this year.




 FOX SPARROW

 OSPREY

 TREE SWALLOW

 AMERICAN WOODCOCK

 KILLDEER

 EASTERN MEADOWLARK

 AMERICAN COOT

 HERMIT THRUSH

 EASTERN PHOEBE

 RUSTY BLACKBIRD

 SORA

 GREATER YELLOWLEGS

 SAVANNAH SPARROW

 WILSON’S SNIPE

 YELLOW RUMPED WARBLER

 FIELD SPARROW

 CHIPPING SPARROW

 VESPER SPARROW

 AMERICAN PIPIT

 GREAT EGRET












End Report



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2021-03-22 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* March 22, 2021
*  NYSY  03. 22. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
March 15 to March 22, 2021
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: March 22 AT 4:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
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#744 
Monday March 22, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
March 15, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

EURASIAN WIGEON
ROSS’S GOOSE
CACKLING GOOSE
BLACK SCOTER
BLACK VULTURE
GOLDEN EAGLE
PEREGRINE FALCON
SANDHILL CRANE
ICELAND GULL
SNOWY OWL
SHORT-EARED OWL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
NORTHERN SHRIKE
BOHEMIAN WAXWING
AMERICAN PIPIT
PINE SISKIN
HOARY REDPOLL
RED CROSSBILL






Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 3/17: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen from VanDyne Spoor Road.
 3/19: An early FOX SPARROW was seen on East Road. A SHORT-EARED OWL  was 
seen from VanDyne Spoor Road.
 3/20: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from VanDyne Spoor Road.
 3.21: 2 early AMERICAN PIPITS were seen at the Mucklands along Rt. 31 west 
of the Seneca river. 4 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at the Visitor’s Center.


Cayuga County


 3/17: 1 PINE SISKIN was seen at the Sterling Nature Center.
 3/22: 1 COMMON REDPOLL was seen at the Sterling Nature Center.


Onondaga County


 RED CROSSBILLS continue daily in numbers on Shakham Road in the Morgan 
Hill State Forest.
 3/17: An early FOX SPARROW was see at Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville. 
 3/18: An ICELAND GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor south Hiawatha Blvd. in 
Syracuse. 
 3/20: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at the Adath Yeshuren Cemetery in 
Syracuse.
 3/21: A PINE SISKIN was seen on Harrington Road in Syracuse. A NORTHERN 
SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA. It was seen again today. 4 COMMON REDPOLLS 
were seen on Doyle Road east of Baldwinsville.
 3/22: A SANDHILL CRANE was heard in flight at Three Rivers WMA.


Derby Hill Bird Observatory.


  735 Hawks were counted at Derby this week. 3 GOLDEN EAGLES were seen on 
3/17, 5 were seen on3/21 and so far 1 was seen today. 3 CACKLING GEESE were 
seen with the Canada flights also.


Oswego County



 3/16: A CACKLING GOOSE and a SANDHILL CRANE were seen on Godfrey Road in 
Pennelville. A HOARY REDPOLL was seen in Palermo.
 3/17: A ROSS’S GOOSE was seen on Lake Ontario at Sunset Bay Park.
 3/19: 3 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at Oswego Harbor. 


Madison County


 3/17: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on Burleson Road in Oneida.
 3/20: A COMMON REDPOLL was seen on Rondo Ave. in Chittenango.


Oneida County


  3/16: An early FOX SPARROW was seen in Clinton.
  3/21: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Verona Beach State Park.


Herkimer County
-

 3/15: A PINE SISKIN was seen in Dolgeville.
 3/16: A HOARY REDPOLL was see at Salisbury corners .
 3/18: 49 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen at Salisbury Corners.
 3/19: 3 BLACK VULTURES were seen at the Rotary Park in Little Falls.
 3/21: 2 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen in the Town of Schuyler east of Utica.A 
SNOWY OWL was seen at Salisbury Corners.
 3/22: 2 early FOX SPARROWS were seen on Soncody Road south of West 
winfield.

     
   


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Baldwinsville NY
Region 5


   


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2021-03-15 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  New York
*  Syracuse
* March 15, 2021
*  NYSY  03. 15. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
March 08 to March 15, 2021
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: March 15 AT 6:00 p.m. (DST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
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#743 
Monday March 15, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
March 01, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

ROSS’S GOOSE
CACKLING GOOSE
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE (Extralimital)
TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE (Extralimital) 
KING EIDER
SURF SCOTER
BLACK SCOTER
BLACK VULTURE
GOLDEN EAGLE
PEREGRINE FALCON
SANDHILL CRANE
ICELAND GULL
GLAUCOUS GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
SNOWY OWL
NORTHERN SHRIKE
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
EVENING GROSBEAK
PINE GROSBEAK
HOARY REDPOLL
RED CROSSBILL
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL





Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 3/11: A male EURASIAN WIGEON and 2 ROSS’S GEESE were seen at Carncross 
Road. 
 3/14: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen on West Loop Road . SANDHILL CRANES 
were seen at the Visitor’s Center.


Cayuga County


 3/10:  A GOLDEN EAGLE and a RED CROSSBILL were seen at Sterling Nature 
Center.


Onondaga County

  RED CROSSBILLS continue daily at the Morgan Hill State Forest near 
Shakham Road.
 3/9: 5 CACKLING GEESE were seen at the Marshy Spits south of the Honeywell 
Center of Onondaga Lake.
 3/11: A BLACK VULTURE and a ROSS’S GOOSE were seen in flight over Oakwood 
Cemetery in Syracuse.
 3/13: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at the north end of 
Skaneateles Lake from the Village. 5 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen at 
Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest.
 3/14: 4 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at Shakham Road. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was 
see on Parker Road near Fabius.


Derby Hill Bird Observatory


 Derby got into full swing this week with two excellent days. A total of 
1,671 hawks were counted, mostly on 3/10 and 3/11 which had 506 Hawks and 996 
Hawks those days. On the 11th. an amazing 26 GOLDEN EAGLES were counted, mostly 
adults.On the 10th. a CACKLING GOOSE, 3 SANDHILL CRANES and 12 RED CROSSBILLS 
were seen also.


Oswego County


 3/9: 2 KING EIDERS, 1 SURF SCOTER and 2 BLACK SCOTERS continue to be seen 
at Oswego Harbor. An ICELAND GULL was also present at this location.
 3/10: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen on Hinman Road north of Pulaski.
 3/11: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from Bishop Hill north of Pulaski.
 3/14: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen at Peter Scott Swamp north of 
Phoenix. At the intersection of Rt. 264 and Biddlecum Road a GREATER 
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and a Greater White Fronted Goose/Canada Goose Hybrid were 
seen. Also seen there were up to 6 CACKLING GEESE. Just south of that location 
on County Rt. 54 near 264 a Canada Goose/Snow Goose hybrid was seen. all three 
of these birds were relocated again today.


Madison County


 3/10: A NORTHERN SHRIKE continues on Eden Hollow Road east of Erieville.
 3/12: 13 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on Stony Pond Road. 20 EVENING GROSBEAKS 
were again at a feeder on Carpenter Road near Sheds.2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were 
seen on Bellinger Road south of Canastota.
 3/14: A SNOWY OWL continues on Bellinger Road south of Canastota.


Herkimer County


 3/9: 4 PINE GROSBEAKS were again present at Salisbury Corners. 
 3/10: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at Moss Island in Little Falls.
 3/14: 1 EVENING GROSBEAK was at a location in Salisbury Corners.


Extralimital


 3/14: At the Saratoga Lake Marine Park in Saratoga County a state first 
TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE was found and photographed. Attempts to relocate this rarity 
today were unsuccessful but a nearly as rare PINK FOOTED GOOSE was seen just to 
the east on Wright’s Loop on the Hudson River.
     
     

    
   


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Baldwinsville NY
Region 5


  


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2021-03-08 Thread Joseph Brin
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*  Syracuse
* March 08, 2021
*  NYSY  03. 08. 21
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
March 01 to March 08, 2021
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: March 08 AT 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
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#742 
Monday March 08, 2021
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
March 01, 2021
 
Highlights:
---

SNOW GOOSE
WOOD DUCK
RUDDY DUCK
NORTHERN SHOVELER
KING EIDER
SURF SCOTER
BLACK SCOTER
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
PEREGRINE FALCON
GOLDEN EAGLE
SANDHILL CRANE
ICELAND GULL
GLAUCOUS GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
NORTHERN SHRIKE
SAVANNAH SPARROW
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
EVENING GROSBEAK
HOARY REDPOLL
RED CROSSBILL
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL





Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
 

 3/3: 5 SANDHILL CRANES and a CACKLING GOOSE were seen at Carncross Road.


Onondaga County


 3/1: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was again seen in the Kensington Place area of 
Syracuse.
 3/3: A RUDDY DUCK was seen from Onondaga Lake Park.
 3/6: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen at a feeder on Lawrence Road in Marcellus.
 3/7: 4 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS and 16 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on Shakham 
Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest. Both species were again seen on the 8th.


Derby Hill Bird Observatory


 This was the first full week of Hawk Watching at Derby Hill. Highlights 
were BALD EAGLES, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and the season’s first GOLDEN EAGLE.


Oswego County


 3/1: A RUDDY DUCK was seen on Lake Ontario from Selkirk Shores State Park.
 3/3: 3/3: 3 KING EIDERS were again seen in Oswego harbor near the 
lighthouse. They were seen again on the 7th. 
 3/4: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Bishop Road north of Pulaski. It (one) 
was seen again on the 6th.
 3/7: A GLAUCOUS GULL and an ICELAND GULL were seen from Brietbeck Park in 
Oswego. A SURF SCOTER was seen in Oswego Harbor. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was 
seen at the Phoenix Dam and Locks.  
 3/8: 3 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at the river mouth is Oswego. A GOLDEN 
EAGLE was seen near the intersection of Rts. 3 and 4 in the Town of Palermo.


Madison County


 3/2: 20 EVENING GROSBEAKS continue at a feeder on Carpenter Road near 
Sheds.
 3/5: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Bellinger Road south of Canastota.


Cayuga County


 3/2: A SAVANNAH SPARROW was seen at the Sterling Nature Center.


Oneida County


 3/3: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Potato Hill Road in Boonville.
 3/5: A pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS have returned to a nest box on the 
Adirondack Bank building in Utica.


Herkimer County


 3/2: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Salisbury Corners.
 3/3: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen near Salisbury Corners. It was seen again on 
the 6th.

    
   


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Region 5


  


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2021-03-01 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  Syracuse

* March 01, 2021

*  NYSY  03. 01. 21

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

February 22 to March 01, 2021

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: March 01 AT 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#741 

Monday March 01, 2021

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

February 22, 2021

 

Highlights:

---




SNOW GOOSE

WOOD DUCK

NORTHERN SHOVELER

KING EIDER

SURF SCOTER

TURKEY VULTURE

BLACK SCOTER

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SHORT-EARED OWL

SAW-WHET OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

HERMIT THRUSH

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

LAPLAND LONGSPUR

BOHEMIAN WAXWING

EVENING GROSBEAK

PINE GROSBEAK

HOARY REDPOLL
















Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

 




     2/24: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on the Esker Brook Trail.

     2/15: A SHORT-EARED OWL and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR. were seen in the Mucklands 
on Rt.31 just west of the Seneca River.







Cayuga County






     2/28: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and an ICELAND GULL were seen at Fair 
Haven State Park.







Onondaga County






     COMMON REDPOLLS and PINE SISKINS are still being seen at many feeders.

     2/23: A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen at the Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville.

     2/24: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on Monroe Road in Camillus.

     2/26: A HERMIT THRUSH was seen on Buckley Road in Liverpool.

     2/27: An ICELAND GULL was seen along the Creek Walk near Destiny in 
Syracuse.

     3/1: A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER continues at Radisson River Park (private) on 
River Road north of Rt. 31 in Baldwinsville.







Oswego County






     2/26: BLACK SCOTERS, SURF SCOTERS, an ICELAND GULL and a NORTHERN SHOVELER 
were all seen in Oswego Harbor. Most were seen through yesterday. A WOOD DUCK 
was seen at Indian Point on the Oswego River north of Fulton.

     2/28: A WOOD DUCK was seen at Point Ontario on Lake Ontario.







Madison County






     2/23: SNOW GEESE were heard in flight in Hamilton.

     2/25: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen again on Eaton Brook Road near Erieville.







Oneida County






     2/27: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen near Forestport.







Herkimer County






     2/22: 5 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were at a residence in Salisbury Corners.

     2/23: A HOARY REDPOLL was at a feeding station in Dolgeville. It was 
present again on the 27th.

     2/24: An EVENING GROSBEAK and 5 PINE GROSBEAKS were at a residence in 
Salisbury Corners.

     2/26: A SAW-WHET OWL was seen at a residence on the Military Road north of 
Dolgeville.

     2/28: A NORTHERN SHRIKE were seen near a residence in Salisbury Corners.

         

   







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Baldwinsville NY

Region 5






  
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2021-02-22 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  Syracuse

* February 22, 2021

*  NYSY  02. 22. 21

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

February 15 to February 22, 2021

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: February 22 AT 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#740 

Monday February 22, 2021

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

February 15, 2021

 

Highlights:

---




WOOD DUCK

NORTHERN SHOVELER

KING EIDER

SURF SCOTER

TURKEY VULTURE

PEREGRINE FALCON

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

SAVANNAH SPARROW

FOX SPARROW

BROWN THRASHER

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

RUSTY BLACKBIRD

EVENING GROSBEAK

PINE GROSBEAK

HOARY REDPOLL

RED CROSSBILL













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

 




     2/19: 1 SHORT-EARED OWL was seen from Loop Road north of Rt. 31 near the 
Hamlet of Montezuma.

     2/21: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen from Loop Road.







Cayuga County






     2/15: 6 HOARY REDPOLLS were seen in a group of over 900 Common Redpolls on 
Maiden Lane Road north of Port Byron. Also seen there was a SAVANNAH SPARROW.

     2/18: A FOX SPARROW was seen near Rt. 34 south of Cato.

     2/22: 3 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS on Jordan Road north ofJordan.







Onondaga County






     An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continues at Mercer Park in 
Baldwinsville. A HOARY REDPOLL continues frequently at the Marshy Pits area on 
Onondaga Lake south of the Honeywell Center. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS continue at 
many locations throughout the county.

     2/16: An ICELAND GULL was seen from Mercer Park in Baldwinsville. 

     2/17: A NORTHERN SHOVELER was seen from the Marshy Spits area. A PEREGRINE 
FALCON was seen near Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse.

     2/18: A pair of WOOD DUCKS continue at the Inner Harbor on Onondaga Creek 
north of Kirkpatrick Street in Syracuse.

     2/21: 5 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were seen at Radisson 

river Park (private) on River Road north of Rt. 31 in Baldwinsville. 3 PINE 
SISKINS were seen at Harrington Road in Syracuse. A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was 
seen on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.

     2/22: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was again seen near Barry Park in Syracuse.







Oswego County






     2/18: Up to 3 KING EIDERS and an adult male BLACK SCOTER were seen from 
Fort Ontario Park in Oswego Harbor. They were seen through the 21st.

     2/20: A SURF SCOTER was seen in Oswego Harbor. It was relocated on 2/21.

     2/19: A BROWN THRASHER was seen on West Lake Road in Oswego.A GLAUCOUS 
GULL, a RED-THROATED LOON and an ICELAND GULL were seen in Oswego Harbor.

     2/21: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near Oswego Harbor.







Madison County






     2/17: A TURKEY VULTURE and a COMMON GRACKLE were seen at Sullivan Town 
Park in Chittenango.

     2/18: a NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Eden Hollow Road east of Erieville. A 
SNOWY OWL was again seen on Bellinger Road near the Fenner Wind Farms. 2 PINE 
SISKINS were seen on Skyline Drive in Morrisville.







Oneida County






     2/16: 4 RED CROSSBILLS were seen from Kellog Street in Clinton. 2 EVENING 
GROSBEAKS were seen on Potato Hill Road in Boonville. 







Herkimer County






     2/15: 2 PINE SISKINS were seen on Dropp Road north of Richfield Springs.

     2/16: 7 PINE GROSBEAKS and a HOARY REDPOLL were seen at a feeding area in 
Salisbury Corners north of Dolgeville.

     2/18: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Salisbury Corners.




     

   







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Region 5


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2021-02-15 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* February 15, 2021

*  NYSY  02. 15. 21

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

February 08 to February 15, 2021

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: February 15 AT 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#739 

Monday February 15, 2021

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

February 08, 2021

 

Highlights:

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WOOD DUCK

BLUE-WINGED TEAL

SURF SCOTER

TURKEY VULTURE

MERLIN

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

SAVANNAH SPARROW

EASTERN TOWHEE

RUSTY BLACKBIRD

EVENING GROSBEAK

HOARY REDPOLL













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

 




     2/9: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS and a SAVANNAH SPARROW were observed from West 
loop Road north of Rt. 31 just east of the Seneca River.







Cayuga County






     2/14: A GLAUCOUS GULL was see at West Barrier Bar County Park in Fair 
Haven. A MERLIN was seen at the Sterling Nature Center.







Onondaga County






     WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS are now being seen in various locations. Look for 
them with American Tree Sparrows and White-Throated Sparrows in bushy areas and 
along roadsides. An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continues daily at Mercer 
Park in Baldwinsville.

     2/9: A HOARY REDPOLL was again seen at the Marshy Spits area of the west 
side of Onondaga Lake. This area is south of the Honeywell Center. The bird was 
seen again today. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was again seen near Barry Park in 
Syracuse.

     2/10: A SURF SCOTER was seen from the Marshy Spits area of Onondaga Lake.

     2/12: 2 WOOD DUCKS were seen at the Inner Harbor north of Kirkpatrick 
Street in Syracuse. They were observed again today.

     2/14: 2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL were seen from the Marshy Spits area. An ICELAND 
GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor.

     2/15: A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen on Potter Road in the Three rivers 
WMA north of Baldwinsville.







Oswego County






     2/11: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen at a private residence in Constantia. A 
SNOWY OWL was see at Port Ontario on Lake Ontario

     2/13: A EASTERN TOWHEE was seen on County Route 85 west of Battle Island 
Golf course. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near Lock 2 in fulton.

     2/14: 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Bergdorf Road in Parish.







Madison County

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     2/9: A RUSTY BLACKBIRD was siin in Chittenango.

     2/12: 11 EVENING GROSBEAKS continue at a feeding station on Carpenter Road 
near Sheds.

     2/13: 3 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen from Indian Lookout Road north of 
Cazenovia.

     2/14: 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Musicians Road in Earlville. A 
NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen of Eden Hollow Road. A SNOWY OWL was again seen on 
Mile Strip Road near the Fenner Wind Farm.







Oneida County






     2/13: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Griffiss Business and Tech Park near 
Rome.

     2/14: A TURKEY VULTURE was again seen in Clinton.







Herkimer County






     2/9: 2 BLACK VULTURES were seen on the Benton Hall Academy in Little 
Falls. 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on the Military Road north of Dolgeville.

     2/11: 6 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on the Newport-Gray Road.

     2/12: 6 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Kohler Road in the Town of Ohio. A 
HOARY REDPOLL was seen near Salisbury Corners.

     2/14: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Rt. 170A north of Little Falls.




     

   







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2021-02-08 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* February 08, 2021

*  NYSY  02. 08. 21

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

February 01 to February 08, 2021

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: February 08 AT 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#738 

Monday February 08, 2021

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

February 01, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




AMERICAN WIGEON

CANVASBACK

PEREGRINE FALCON

FERRUGINOUS HAWK (Extralimital)

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

WINTER WREN

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

HERMIT THRUSH

GRAY CATBIRD

LAPLAND LONGSPUR

BALTIMORE ORIOLE

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW

SAVANNAH SPARROW

COMMON GRACKLE

EVENING GROSBEAK

HOARY REDPOLL

RED CROSSBILL













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

 




     2/1: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen from Carncross Road.

     2/6: A SAVANNAH SPARROW and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR were found on East Road. A 
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen from Armitage Road.







Cayuga County

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     2/7: A WINTER WREN was found on Jensvold Road in Sterling.







Onondaga County






     An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL is still being seen daily either at 
Mercer Park or Marble Street Island in Baldwinsville.

     2/4: A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was found at Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse. 8 
RED CROSSBILLS and an EVENING GROSBEAK were seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan 
Hill State Forest. A HOARY REDPOLL continues with Common Redpolls in the Marshy 
Spits area south of the Honeywell Center on Onondaga Lake. A BALTIMORE ORIOLE 
was seen on Nottingham Road in Syracuse.

     2/5: An AMERICAN WIGEON was seen near the Marshy Spits area of Onondaga 
Lake. 5 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were seen on Dunham Road west of Baldwinsville. 
A COMMON GRACKLE continues on Sunview Drive in Elbridge. 3 GADWALL and 3 
CANVASBACKS were seen near the Marshy Spits area of Onondaga Lake. An ICELAND 
GULL was seen in the Inner Harbor south of Onondaga Lake in Syracuse.

     2/7: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen on Harrington Road in Syracuse. 2 
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS continue on East Sorrell Hill Road south of 
Baldwinsville. 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS were seen hunting at a feeder on East Mud 
Lake  Road near Beaver Lake Nature Center west of Baldwinsville. A HERMIT 
THRUSH was seen on Towne Isle Road in Manlius.

     2/8: 26 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State 
Forest. 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen on Daboll Road in Memphis.







Oswego County






     2/1: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on Bishop Road near Richland.

     2/2: 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeder in Hastings.

     2/4: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR and a PEREGRINE FALCON were seen at Oswego Harbor.

     2/5: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen near hastings.







Madison County






     2/3: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on Indian Lookout Road north of Cazenovia.

     2/6: A SNOWY OWL was again seen on Bellinger Road near the Fenner wind 
Farm.

     2/7: A SNOWY OWL was again seen near the Fenner wind farm, this time from 
West Mile Strip Road.A COMMON GRACKLE was seen on Baily Street in Chittenango.

     2/8: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on Williams Road in Morrisville.







Oneida County






     2/5: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on Harris Road near Poland.







Herkimer County






     2/2: 18 EVENING GROSBEAKS and a GRAY CATBIRD were seen in Salisbury 
Corners. 

     2/4: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near the McDonald’s Restaurant in Little 
Falls. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen in Salisbury Corners. 

     2/5: 17 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on the Military Road north of 
Dolgeville.







Extralimital






     The FERRUGINOUS HAWK in Orange County south of Goshen was again seen 
yesterday. The location was the Black Dirt area south of Lower Road. 

     




   







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2021-02-01 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* February 01, 2021

*  NYSY  02. 01. 21

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

January 25 to February 01, 2021

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: February 01 AT 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#737 

Monday February 01, 2021

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

January 25, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




CACKLING GOOSE

BLACK VULTURE

FERRUGINOUS HAWK (Extralimital)

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

SORA

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

HERMIT THRUSH

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW

FIELD SPARROW

COMMON GRACKLE

EVENING GROSBEAK

PINE GROSBEAK

HOARY REDPOLL

PINE SISKIN













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

 




     1/25: A FIELD SPARROW and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK were seen from VanDyne Spoor 
road.

     1/30: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen from Carncross Road.

     1/31: A HERMIT THRUSH was seen on VanDyne Spoor road.







Onondaga County






     A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL has been see through the week in Baldwinsville 
from Mercer Park to Marble Island. Up to 5 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS have been 
seen along East Sorrell Hill Road south of Conners Road in Baldwinsville.

     1/27: A COMMON GRACKLE was seen on the Erie Canal Feeder  in Manlius. 

     1/28: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen near the Marshy Spits in the South-west 
end of Onondaga Lake. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen in the Inner harbor 
near Destiny in Syracuse.

     1/29: A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen in Radisson. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK 
was seen on Westmoreland Ave. in Syracuse . Another has been reported in the 
Collington Point area east of Baldwinsville. Both birds were well photographed. 
A COMMON GRACKLE was seen on River Road east of Baldwinsville.

     1/30: A SORA was seen eating seed under a feeder on Fischer Road in 
Manlius.







Oswego County






     1/25: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near the Phoenix Dam and Lock on the 
Oswego River.

     1/26: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL  was seen from fort Ontario in Oswego. An 
ICELAND GULL was seen at the Phoenix Dam and Lock.

     2/1: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen along with 11 Common Redpolls at a feeder in 
Hastings.







Madison County

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     1/31: A SNOWY OWL continues on Mile Strip Road near the Fenner Wind Farm.

     2/1: A NORTHERN SHRIKE continues at the corner of Eden Hollow and Eaton 
Brook Roads east of Erieville.







Oneida County






     1/31: 6 PINE SISKINS were seen on Westmoreland Ave. in Whitesboro.







Herkimer County






     EVENING GROSBEAKS continues throughout the week at a feeding area in 
Salisbury Corners north of Dolgeville.

     1/25: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on Peckville Road west of Dolgeville. 

     1/26: 10 PINE GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeding area in Salisbury Corners. 
3 BLACK VULTURES were seen on the old High School in Little Falls.







Extralimital






     The FERRUGINOUS HAWK found a number of weeks ago in Orange County in the 
Black Dirt area in the Town of New Hampton was relocated yesterday on Celery 
Ave. No positive reports yet today.













End Report







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Region 5






  
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2021-01-25 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* January 25, 2021

*  NYSY  01. 25. 21

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

January 18 to January 25, 2021

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: January 25 AT 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#736 

Monday January 25, 2021

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

January 18, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

TURKEY VULTURE

FERRUGINOUS HAWK (Extralimital)

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD

NORTHERN SHRIKE

HERMIT THRUSH

GRAY CATBIRD

HERMIT THRUSH

LAPLAND LONGSPUR

COMMOM GRACKLE

EVENING GROSBEAK

PINE GROSBEAK

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW

RED-CROSSBILL

HOARY REDPOLL










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

 




     1/22: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen from VanDyne Spoor Road.

     1/25: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen on East Road.







Cayuga County






     1/19: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the south end of Little Sodus Bay in 
Fair Haven. 







Onondaga County






     The RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD coming to feeders on Doyle Road east of 
Baldwinsville since late fall was last seen on 1/23: 

     1/19: A GRAY CATBIRD was seen at Jamesville Beach Park.

     1/10: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and an ICELAND GULL were seen between 
Mercer Park and Marble Island in Baldwinsville on the Seneca River. The Lesser 
Black-backed Gulls were seen through the 24th.

     1/21: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake 
near the State Fair Grounds . It was seen through the 25th.

     1/22: A COMMON GRACKLE was seen at the Andrews Road Feeder Canal in Dewitt.

     1/23: A HERMIT THRUSH was seen at Green Lakes State Park. A WHITE-CROWNED 
SPARROW was seen on Vann Road west of Baldwinsville.

     1/24: 4 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, all juveniles, were seen on East Sorrell 
Hill road south of Baldwinsville.

     1/25: 4 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State 
Forest.







Oswego County






     1/19: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was again seen near a feeder on Hinman Road north 
of Pulaski. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was found at the Phoenix Dam and Locks 
and was present through the 24th. 12 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen near Stone 
Hill Road west of Williamstown. 

     1/10: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Tubbs Road east of Mexico. A HOARY 
REDPOLL was seen on Stone Hill Road west of Willianstown.

     1/21: An ICELAND and a PEREGRINE FALCON were seen at the Phoenix Dam and 
Lock area.

     1/23: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen in Oswego Harbor.

     1/24: 3 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen in Minetto.







Madison County






     1/21: 12 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeder on Carpenter Road near 
Sheds.

     1/23: A SNOWY OWL was again seen near the Fenner Wind Farm on Peterboro 
Road. It was again seen on the 25th.







Oneida County






     1/18: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Poppleton Road east of Verona beach.

     1/21: A TURKEY VULTURE was seen in flight in clinton.







Herkimer county

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     1/19: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on the Military Road north of Dolgeville 
and at Salisbury Corners through the 23rd.

     1/21: 1 PINE GROSBEAK was seen at Salisbury Corners.







Extralimital






     A state first FERRUGINOUS HAWK was located on 1/16 and has been seen daily 
(except for the 24th.) in what is known as the “Black Dirt Region” south of 
Goshen. Celery Ave, Onion Ave and Cedar Swamp Road were places where the bird 
has been sighted. A positive sighting today was from Celery Ave.

       







End Report







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Region 5



   
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2021-01-18 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  Syracuse

* January 18, 2021

*  NYSY  01. 18. 21

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

January 11 to January 18, 2021

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: January 18 AT 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#735 

Monday January 18, 2021

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

January 11, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




CACKLING GOOSE 

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

WOOD DUCK

TURKEY VULTURE

PEREGRINE FALCON

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

KILLDEER

SANDHILL CRANE

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

SNOWY OWL

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

HERMIT THRUSH

GRAY CATBIRD

WINTER WREN

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

COMMOM GRACKLE

EVENING GROSBEAK

PINE GROSBEAK

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW

RED-CROSSBILL










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

 




     1/14: 12 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from Carncross Road.

     1/15: A WINTER WREN was seen on the Esker Brook Trail

     1/16: 2 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were seen at Howland Island.







Onondaga County






     The RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD on Doyle Road east of Baldwinsville continued up to 
yesterday. No word yet today.

     1/13: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW continues in the Marshy Spits area on 
Onondaga Lake south of the Honeywell Center. It was relocated on the 17th. 
also. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor south of Onondaga 
Lake.

     1/14: 16 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill state 
Forest.

     1/15: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at the Andrews Road feeder Canal in 
Dewitt. A female SURF SCOTER was seen at the Creek walk at the south end of 
Onondaga Lake.

     1/16: 3 WOOD DUCKS were seen at the Inner Harbor. NORTHERN SHRIKES were 
seen at the Marshy spits of Onondaga Lake and on Van Buren Road in 
Baldwinsville.

     1/17: A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen at the Marshy Spits on Onondaga 
Lake. A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen at the north end of Skaneateles 
lake in Skaneateles. 9 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Shakham Road in the 
Morgan Hill State Forest. A second year GLOUCOUS GULL was seen in the Seneca 
River in Baldwinsville from Marble Island. An ICELAND GULL was seen on Vincent 
Corners Road north of Fabius.

     1/18: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen at the Orchard Vali Golf 
Course on Rt. 20 near LaFayette. A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at the north end of 
Skaneateles Lake from the Village Park. 26 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on 
Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest.







Oswego County






     1/13: An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen on Stone Hill Road near Williamstown.

     1/14: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was photographed chasing a Mourning Dove on 
Hinman Road north of Pulaski. A HERMIT THRUSH was seen on East Seneca street in 
Oswego. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in Oswego harbor. 

     1/15: A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK continues at a feeder on Clark Road in 
Oswego.

     1/16: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Hinman Road north of Oswego.

     1/18: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Phoenix Dam and Lock. An 
ICELAND GULL was seen at Indian Point on the Oswego River north of Fulton.







Madison County






     1/14: 3 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Earlville Road in Poolville.

     1/17: A PINE GROSBEAK was seen on Erieville Road south of Erieville. A 
NORTHERN SHRIKE and a SNOWY OWL were seen on Bellinger Road near the Fenner 
wind Farm south of Canastota.







Oneida County






     1/13: 2 KILLDEER were seen in a wet area on Clinton Street in Rome. 

     1/15: 2 TURKEY VULTURES were seen in Waterville. A GRAY CATBIRD was seen 
near the Sangertown Mall in Utica.







Herkimer County






     PINE GROSBEAKS and EVENING GROSBEAKS continue regularly at a residence in 
Salisbury Corners north of Dolgeville.




    







End Report







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2021-01-11 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* January 11, 2021

*  NYSY  01. 11. 21

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

January 04 to January 11, 2021

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: January 11 AT 3:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#734 

Monday January 11, 2021

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

January 04, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

WHITE-WINGED SCOTER

TURKEY VULTURE

PEREGRINE FALCON

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

SANDHILL CRANE

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD

NORTHERN SHRIKE

MARSH WREN

HERMIT THRUSH

GRAY CATBIRD

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

COMMON YELLOWTHROAT

COMMOM GRACKLE

EVENING GROSBEAK

SAVANNAH SPARROW

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW

COMMOM REDPOLL

HOARY REDPOLL

RED-CROSSBILL

WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

 




     1/4: 13 SANDHILL CRANES and a MARSH WREN were seen at the Guy Baldassarre 
Marsh.

     1/8: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen from East Road.

     1/10: A SHORT-EARED OWL was again seen from Carncross Road.







Cayuga County






     1/8: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on Lake Ontario from West Barrier Bar 
Park in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County






     The female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD initially spotted in late fall  at feeders 
on Doyle Road east of Baldwinsville is still being seen daily.

     1/6: 3 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen at the southwest end of Onondaga 
Lake in an area called the Marshy Spits. YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were seen west 
of Baldwinsville and in Radisson. A COMMON GRACKLE continues on Sunview Drive 
in Elbridge. 

     1/7: A HERMIT THRUSH wa seen in Barry Park in Syracuse. 10 RED CROSSBILLS 
continue on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest. A COMMON YELLOWTHROAT 
was seen at the Honeywell Center on Onondaga Lake.

     1/8: A HERMIT THRUSH was seen at Beaver Lake Nature Center west of 
Baldwinsville.

     1/9: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was see at the Marshy Spits area of 
Onondaga Lake.

     1/10: A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen on the Onondaga Lake Creekwalk  
north of Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse. An ICELAND GULL was seen at Mercer 
Park in Baldwinsville and on Vincent Corners Road south of Rt. 80 east of 
Fabius. A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW continues near the Marshy Spits on Onondaga 
Lake. A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was heard at Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill 
State Forest.

     1/11: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on Vincent Corners Road east of 
Fabius.10 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on Shakham Road. 42 COMMON REDPOLLS were 
seen on Hoag Road south of Baldwinsville.







Oswego County






     1/4: An ICELAND GULL was seen at Lock 6 in Oswego. A SNOWY OWL was seen at 
Fort Ontario in Oswego.

     1/5: A SAVANNAH SPARROW was seen on BishopRoad west of Richland. A LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen from Brietbeck Park in Oswego. 

     1/6: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Smith Road north of Mexico.

     1/7: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Stone Hill Road south of Williamstown.

     1/9: A RED-THROATED LOON was see from Brietbeck Park in Oswego.

     1/10: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen from Brietbeck Park in Oswego. 23 COMMON 
REDPOLLS were seen near Lake Neathwanta in Fulton. 

     1/11: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen at the intersection of Atkinson and 
Salisbury Roads north of Mexico. 18 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at Port Ontario. 
An ICELAND GULL was seen from Brietbeck Park in Oswego.







Madison County






     1/5: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeder on Carpenter Road near Sheds 
and were present through the 10th.

     1/6: A TURKEY VULTURE was seen in  Hamilton.

     1/7: A SNOWY OWL continues at the Fenner Wind Farm. It has been reported 
that some people may be harassing the Owls by trying to get too close for 
photos. Please use discretion when viewing and photographing the birds. The 
American Birding Association has a Code of Ethics for birders and photographers 
which can easily be found online. 

     1/9: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen with a group of Common Redpolls at the 
Carpenter Road feeders near Sheds.







Oneida County






     1/6: A TURKEY VULTURE and a GRAY CATBIRD were found near Hamilton.

     1/10: A HOARY REDPOLL was found north of Holland Patent. A NORTHERN SHRIKE 
was seen near West Leyden. 20 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen in Blossvale.A GLAUCOUS 
GULL was see at Sylvan Beach on Oneida Lake.







Herkimer county

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2021-01-04 Thread Joseph Brin

RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* January 04, 2021

*  NYSY  01. 04. 21

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

December 28 to January 04, 2021

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: January 04 AT 3:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org

 

 

#733 

Monday January 04, 2021

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

December 28, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

WOOD DUCK

AMERICAN WIGEON

LONG-TAILED DUCK

PEREGRINE FALCON

SANDHILL CRANE

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD

NORTHERN SHRIKE

HERMIT THRUSH

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

EVENING GROSBEAK

COMMON GRACKLE

SNOW BUNTING

SAVANNAH SPARROW

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW

COMMOM REDPOLL

HOARY REDPOLL

RED-CROSSBILL










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

 




     1/1: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at the Visitor’s Center.

     1/2: 14 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from East Road.







Cayuga County






     1/3: 20 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at Fair Haven State Park.







Onondaga County






     A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD present since fall was seen daily at feeders on Doyle 
Road east of Baldwinsville.

     12/30: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen at the Marshy Spits on the west 
side of Onondaga Lake south of the Honeywell Center.A COMMON GRACKLE continues 
on Sunview Drive in Elbridge. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen from East Genesee 
Street in Syracuse.

     1/1: 2 AMERICAN WIGEON were seen at Jamesville Beach Park. A LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the inner Harbor south of Onondaga Lake in 
Syracuse. A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen in various locations flying over Onondaga 
lake. A FIELD SPARROW and a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET were seen at Three Rivers WMA 
north of Baldwinsville. 

     1/2: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA.

     1/3: A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen on Rt. 321 near Carpenter’s Brook 
Fish Hatchery west of Marcellus.A HOARY REDPOLL was seen on the West Shore 
Trail of Onondaga Lake in Syracuse.26 RED CROSSBIILLS were seen on Shakham Road 
in the Morgan Hill State Forest. An ICELAND GULL was seen in the Inner Harbor 
south of Onondaga Lake.

     1/4: 22 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill 
State Forest. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL wa seen in the Inner Harbor south of 
Onondaga Lake.125 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen in Fabius. A PEREGRINE FALCON was 
seen on Penoyer Road in Fabius.







Oswego County






     12/29: 30 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Stone Hill road near Willianstown.

     1/1: An ICELAND GULL was seen at Lock 6 in Oswego.A PEREGRINE FALCON was 
seen in Brietbeck Park in Oswego. A HERMIT THRUSH was seen in Richland.

     1/2: A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK and an EVENING GROSBEAK were seen on Clark 
Road in Oswego.

     1/3: A SAVANNAH SPARROW was seen on Bishop Road in Richland.







Madison County






     12/29: Numerous EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Carpenter Road, Crumb Hill 
Road, Jones Road and Paris Hill Road. 14 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on Mariposa 
Road in Deruyter. 2 RED CROSSBILLS were seen in Tinsley Hill Road.

     1/1: 2 HOARY REDPOLLS were seen on Mile Strip Road south of Canastota. 10 
RED CROSSBILLS were seen in the Morrow Mountain State Forest. 3 SHORT-EARED 
OWLS were seen on Burleson Road south of Oneida Castle.

     1/3: 1 SNOWY OWL was seen near the Fenner Wind Farm. 

     1/4: 3 SNOWY OWLS were seen at the Fenner Wind farm. 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED 
GULLS were seen at the end of the North Main Street Extension on the south 
shore of Oneida Lakenorth of Canastota.







Oneida County






     12/31: 2 CACKLING GEESE were seen on Lake Road in Lakeport. A LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Verona Baach Lighthouse on Oneida Lake.

     1/1: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in Utica, A WOOD DUCK was seen on Sholtz 
Road in Verona.

     1/4: An ICELAND GULL was seen at Sylvan Beach on Oneida Lake.







Herkimer County






 EVENING GROSBEAKS continue almost daily at feeders on  the Military Road and 
in Salisbury Center.

     12/29: 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen in the Mohawk River near Moss Island 
in Little Falls.

     12/31: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near a residence in Salisbury Corners.

     1/3: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen at a feeder at the corner of Albany 
and Sodcony Roads south of West Winfield.




        







End Report







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Baldwinsville NY

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2020-12-28 Thread Joseph Brin

RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* December 28, 2020

*  NYSY  12. 28. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

December 21 to December 28, 2020

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: December 28 AT 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org

 

 

#732 

Monday December 28, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

December 21, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

WOOD DUCK

BARROW’S GOLDENEYE

SURF SCOTER

BLACK SCOTER

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

SANDHILL CRANE

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD

NORTHERN SHRIKE

GRAY CATBIRD

HERMIT THRUSH

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

COMMON GRACKLE

PINE GROSBEAK

EVENING GROSBEAK

COMMOM REDPOLL

RED-CROSSBILL










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

 




     12/22: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen from East road. A SHORT-EARED OWL was 
seen from Carncross Road.

     12/27: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen from Rt. 31 in the Mucklands west fo the 
Seneca River. Also seen here were 23 SANDHILL CRANES.







Onondaga County






     12/22: A SURF SCOTER was seen on aOnondaga Lake from the Honeywell Center 
near the State Fair. It was seen on the 23rd. also.A late GREAT EGRET was also 
present at the Honeywell Center. An AMERICAN WIGEON was seen at the Inner 
Harbor south of Onondaga Lake.

     12/23: A male BARROW’S GOLDEN EYE was seen on the Oswego River in Phoenix. 
It reportedly wandered far enough to the north side to be in Oswego county 
also. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Honeywell Center on Onondaga 
Lake. 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at the Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville.

     12/26: A COMMON GRACKLE was at a feeder on Sunview Drive in Elbridge.

     12/28: The RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD seen on Doyle Road in Baldwinsville since 
late fall was again seen feeding. No word yet today. A BLACK VULTURE was seen 
with a large group of Turkey Vultures on North Road in Jamesville. 4 
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were seen in Raddison in Baldwinsville. A SNOWY OWL was 
seen near Muskrat Bay on Oneida Lake.







Oswego County






    12/21: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen in Oswego Harbor.

     12/23: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Lock 6 in Oswego. 

     12/25: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen in Oswego Harbor. A 
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was seen and photographed on Clark Road east of Rt. 3 
north of Port Ontario. It was seen again on the 27th.

     12/27: A SNOWY OWL and a RED-THROATED LOON were seen in Oswego Harbor. An 
ICELAND GULL was seen at Lock 6 in Oswego.







Madison County






     12/22: 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeder in Poolville. 15 EVENING 
GROSBEAKS were seen on Crumb Hill Road just outside of DeRuyter. 30 EVENING 
GROSBEAKS were seen at feeders on Paradise Hill Road south of DeRuyter.

     12/26: 4 EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a feeder on Eaton Hollow Road.

     12/27: A COMMON REDPOLL was at a feeder in Poolville.







Oneida County






     12.21: A HERMIT THRUSH and a PEREGRINE FALCON were seen at Procter Park in 
Utica.

     12/23: 4 COMMON REDPOLLS were at a feeder on Yager Road in Durhamville. A 
GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Kyser Beach Road at the east end of Oneida Lake.







Herkimer county






     12/22: 8 EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a feeder in Salisbury Corners.

     12/23: A GRAY CATBIRD was at a feeder area in Salisbury Corners.

     12/26: 8 EVENING GROSBEAKS and 3 PINE GROSBEAKS were at a feeder inn 
Salisbury Corners.




   







End Report







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Region 5



   
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2020-12-21 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* December 21, 2020

*  NYSY  12. 21. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

December 14 to December 21, 2020

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: December 21 AT 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org

 

 

#731 

Monday December 21, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

December 14, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

WOOD DUCK

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

KING EIDER

BLACK SCOTER

SURF SCOTER

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

SANDHILL CRANE

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SNOWY OWL

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD

NORTHERN SHRIKE

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

GRAY CATBIRD

EASTERN TOWHEE

HERMIT THRUSH

FIELD SPARROW

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW

EVENING GROSBEAK

COMMOM REDPOLL

HOARY REDPOLL










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

 




     12/14: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen in the Muckland along Rt. 31 west of 
the Seneca River.

     21/21: 7 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at the Visitor’s Center.







Onondaga County






     The RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD reported from Doyle Road east of Baldwinsville is 
still coming to feeders put out by various homeowners.

     12/17: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen in flight from Comstock Road in Syracuse. 
A COMMON GRACKLE was seen on Young Road in Syracuse.

     12/18: A SURF SCOTER was seen at the marshy spits area on the south end on 
Onondaga Lake.

     12/19: Highlights from the annual Syracuse CBC were: GRAY KINGBIRD, COMMON 
GRACKLE, HERMIT THRUSH, HOARY REDPOLL, FIELD SPARROW, EVENING GROSBEAK and 
COMMON REDPOLL.

     12/20: An ICELAND GULL was seen on Vincent Corners Road east of Fabius.

     12/21: 50 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen on Watervale Road south of Manlius. A 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Liverpool Marina on Onondaga Lake.







Oswego County






     12/15: A KING EIDER was seen in Oswego Harbor.

     12/16: A BLACK SCOTER and a SNOWY OWL were seen at Oswego Harbor. A HERMIT 
THRUSH was found at a residence in Hastings.

     12/17: A RED-THROATED LOON was found in Oswego Harbor.

     12/18: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen at Port Ontario on Lake Ontario.6 EVENING 
GROSBEAKS were seen on Johnson Road in Williamstown.

     12/19: 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Stone Hill Road west of 
Williamstown.

     12/20: Highlights on the Oswego CBC were: WOOD DUCK north of Fulton, 
HERMIT THRUSH in two places in Oswego, 8 COMMON REDPOLLS at Lock 2 in Fulton 
and an EASTERN TOWEE (rare in winter) on Co. Rt. 85 north of Fulton.

     12/21: An ICELAND GULL was seen at Lock 2 in Fulton.







Madison County






     1215:  A PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, possibly the same bird seen in Tully in 
Onondaga County over a month ago, was found and photographed on Woodman Pond 
north of Hamilton. It was seen again the next day but has not been reported 
since. A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at the same location on both days also. A 
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.

     12/17: 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Borden Road in Erieville.

     12/19: 16 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Middleport Road south of Hamilton.







Oneida County






     12/15: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Co. Rt. 86 in Durhamville.

     12/19: A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen in Procter Park in Utica. A GRAY 
CATBIRD was seen on the Hamilton College Campus in Clinton.







Herkimer County






     12/16: 3 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeder on the Military road 
north of Dolgeville. 

     12/19: 5 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeder in Salisbury Corners.













End Report







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2020-12-14 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* December 14, 2020

*  NYSY  12. 14. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

December 07 to December 14, 2020

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: December 14 AT 6:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#730 

Monday December 14, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

December 07, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

ANHINGA (Extralimital)

GREAT EGRET

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

KING EIDER

BLACK SCOTER

PEREGRINE FALCON

SANDHILL CRANE

ICELAND GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD

NORTHERN SHRIKE

BLUE-WINGED WARBLER

PINE GROSBEAK

EVENING GROSBEAK

COMMOM REDPOLL

HOARY REDPOLL

WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL

RED CROSSBILL










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

  




     12/7: A very late BLUE-WINGED WARBLER was photographed nicely on North 
Mays Point Road.

     12/10: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen along Rt.89 near Wilgoose Field. 3 
SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen in the Morgan Road Marshes.

     12 14: 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were seen at the Visitor’s Center. A 
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen from VanDyne Spoor road. 234 SANDHILL CRANES were 
seen from East Road. 







Cayuga county






     1211: 11 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen at Fair Haven State Park.







Onondaga County






     The RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD initially found on Doyle Road east of Baldwinsville 
continues to come to feeders and was present today.

     12/8: A RED CROSSBILL was seen in flight on Hoag Road south of 
Baldwinsville.

     12/11: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen with Canadas on Jamesville Reservoir.

     12/12: Up to 28 RED CROSSBILLS were still present on Shakham Road in the 
Morgan Hill State Forest . 12 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen also. A HOARY REDPOLL 
was again seen with Common Redpolls on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.

     12/13: An ICELAND GULL continues on the Seneca river in Baldwinsville. A 
late GREAT EGRET was present south of the Honeywell Center of Onondaga Lake.







Oswego County






     12/8: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Bayshore Road in Oswego county. 
EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Wheeler Road in Altmar, in Minetto, on Fraser 
Road in Mexico and in Amboy Center. A young male KING EIDER and a BLACK SCOTER 
were seen at Selkirk Shores State Park on Lake Ontario.

     12/9: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen on Selma Road in Central 
Square.

     12/11: A female KING EIDER and a RED-THROATED LOON were found in Oswego 
Harbor. 

     12/12: 7 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Selkirk Shores State Park on Lake 
Ontario. A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake Ontario.

     12/13: A KING EIDER was again seen in Oswego Harbor. EVENING GROSBEAKS 
were seen in Willianstown.







Madison County






     12/8: A SNOWY OWL was seen on Musician Road in Earleville.

     12/10: 7 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Crumb Hill Road near DeRuyter.

     12/11: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near Woodman Pond north of Hamilton. 11 
COMMON REDPOLLS were seen on Eden Hollow Road near Erieville.







Oneida county






     12/8: 43 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen in Durhamville. 

     12/14: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen in Waterville.







Herkimer County






     12/7: A PINE GROSBEAK was see at Salisbury Corners north of Dolgeville.

     12/8: 10 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at Salisbury Corners north of 
Dolgeville.







Extralimital






     12/13: An extremely rare for New York ANHINGA was found on the bank of 
Black Creek in Churchville Park in Churchville, Monroe County. It was still 
present today and offered close views to many birders.

            




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2020-12-07 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* December 07, 2020

*  NYSY  12. 07. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




November 30 to December 07, 2020

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: December 07 AT 12:30 p.m. (EDT)

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#729 

Monday December 07, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

November 30, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

GREAT EGRET

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

ROSS’S GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

BLACK SCOTER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

SANDHILL CRANE

ICELAND GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE

SHORT-EARED OWL

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD

NORTHERN SHRIKE

COMMON YELLOWTHROAT

BOHEMIAN WAXWING

PINE GROSBEAK

EVENING GROSBEAK

COMMOM REDPOLL

HOARY REDPOLL

WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL

RED CROSSBILL










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

  




     11/30: The last day the WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at the Visitor’s 
Center.

     12/4: 2 CACKLING GEESE and a late COMMON YELLOWTHROAT were found along the 
Wildlife Drive. Over 250 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

     12/5: 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen from Carncross Road, They were found 
again the next evening.







Cayuga County






     12/1: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on Lake Ontario from West Barrier Bar 
Park in Fair Haven.

     12/3: COMMON REDPOLLS and PINE SISKINS were seen at Fair Haven State park.







Onondaga County






     RED CROSSBILLS and EVENING GROSBEAKS continue in good numbers at Shakham 
Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest near the Cortland County line.

     12/1: A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, present since October, was found by birders 
and ID’D by a bander. It is still being seen today.A BLACK SCOTER and a 
RED-NECKED GREBE were seen on Onondaga Lake from the West Shore Trail.

     12/2: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen in with Common redpolls on the West Shore 
Trail of Onondaga Lake. An ICELAND GULL was found in Mercer Park on the Seneca 
River in Baldwinsville.It was seen again on the 6th.

     12/3: A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was heard in flight at Green Lakes State 
Park in Fayetteville.

     12/4: A late GREAT EGRET was seen from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga 
Lake.

     12/5: Over 50 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen along the West Shore Trail of 
Onondaga Lake.







Oswego County






     EVENING GROSBEAKS have frequently been at feeders in Willianstown.

     12/1: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake Ontario.

     12/2: A BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE was seen from the bluff at Derby Hill on 
Lake Ontario.

     12/3: 10 BLACK SCOTERS was seen at the Sandy Pond outlet on Lake Ontario.

     12/4: 25 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen on Harris Hill Road near Hannibal.

     12/5: A late GREATER YELLOWLEGS was at Selkirk Shores State Park on Lake 
Ontario. A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen from the bluff at Derby Hill on Lake 
Ontario.







Madison County






     11/30: 3 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at Indian Lookout Road in Cazenovia.

     12/1: A late RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen on the Erie Canal Trail north 
of Chittenango.

     12/4: A PINE GROSBEAK was found along Erieville Road near Nelson.

     12/6: A ROSS’S GOOS was seen and photographed in flight near Indian 
Lookout Road in Cazenovia. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on Ditchbank 
Road north of Canastota. 20 EVENING GROSBEAKS were found on Paridise Hill Road 
near Deruyter. A HOARY REDPOLL was found on Thompson Road south of Cazenovia. A 
RED CROSSBILL was seen on Muller Hill Road near Georgetown.







Oneida County






     12/6: 5 EVENING GROSBEAKS and 2 PINE GROSBEAKS were found in the 
Forestport area. A HOARY REDPOLL was seen on Canterbury Hill Road north of 
Rome. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Rt. 26 south of Rome.







Herkimer county






     12/1: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Military Road north of Dolgeville and 
Cemetery Road south of Dolgeville. 

     12/5: 13 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen at a residence in Salisbury Corners 
north of Dolgeville.




       




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2020-11-30 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* November 30, 2020

*  NYSY  11. 30. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




November 23 to Novenber 30, 2020

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: Novenber 30 AT 6:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#728 

Monday November 30, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

November 23, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

GREAT EGRET

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

BLACK SCOTER

SURF SCOTER

BLACK VULTURE

PURPLE SANDPIPER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

SANDHILL CRANE

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SHORT-EARED OWL

LONG-EARED OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

MARSH WREN

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

EVENING GROSBEAK

COMMOM REDPOLL

HOARY REDPOLL

WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL

RED CROSSBILL










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

  




     11/24: 4 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen at Carncross Road.

     11/25: A late WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was at the Visitor’s Center and 
remained to the 29th.

     11:27 1 SHORT-EARED OWL was seen at Carncross Road.

     11/28: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was at the Visitor’s

Center and was seen the next day also. 7 DUNLIN were also at the Visitor’s 
Center. A late MARSH WREN was heard along the Wildlife Drive. 80 SANDHILL 
CRANES and 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen at Carncross Road.







Cayuga County






     11/23: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at West Barrier Bar in Fair Haven.

     11/27: 2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS, 2 RED-THROATED LOONS, 1 EVENING GROSBEAK and 
14 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at Fair Haven State Park.







Onondag County

--




     Large numbers of RED CROSSBILLS and smaller nimbers of WHITE-WINGED 
CROSSBILLS continue throughout the week at Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill 
State forest. 

     11/24: A SANDHILL CRANE and a CACKLING GOOSE were seen near the Adath 
Yeshuren Cemetery in Syracuse. A ROSS’S GOOSE was found on Tracey Lake near 
Tully. 3 BLACK SCOTERS and a GREAT EGRET were seen from the West Shore Trail on 
Onondaga Lake. A PINE GROSBEAK was seen at the Morgan Hill State forest. 

     11/25: 4 RED-THROATED LOONS were seen from the West Shore Trail of 
Onondaga Lake.

     11/26: A late ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen near the dock on the West 
Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake and was seen through the 29th. 

     11/27: A PINE GROSBEAK was seen at the Hill ‘n Dale Golf Course near the 
Morgan Hill State Forest. A HOARY REDPOLL, 3 BLACK SCOTERS, an ICELAND GULL,8 
RED-THROATED LOONS and a RED-NECKED GREBE were all seen from the West Shore 
Trail of Onondaga Lake.

     11/28: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at the Morgan Hill State Forest. A NORTHERN 
SHRIKE was seen near the duck Blind at Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville.A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Melo Circle in Clay.

     11/29: A LONG-EARED OWL was seen at Morgan Hill State Forest.







Oswego County






     EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported in numerous places. Keep your feeders full 
and keep an eye out.

     11/24: 2 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen with Ceders on Nine Mile Point Road 
on Lake Ontario. 3 PURPLE SANDPIPERS were seen at Sunset Bay Town Park at the 
Boat Launch.

     11/25: 26 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on the Richland-Selkirk east trail near 
Selkirk Shores State Park.

     11/27: 13 BLACK SCOTERS were seen from the bluffs at Derby Hill. 2 
SURF-SCOTERS were seen on Lake Ontario from the end of Rainbow Shores Road.







Madison County

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     Like Oswego County EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen in many wild areas and 
feeders.

     11/25: 5 PINE GROSBEAKS were on Damon Road near New Woodstock.

     11/27: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Nelson Swamp south of Cazenovia.

     11/28: HOARY REDPOLLS were noted at Ditchbank Road north of Canastota and 
the Fenner Wind Farm.

     11/29: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen from Ditchbank Road. A 
SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on Burleson Road south of Canestota.







Herkimer County






         2 different feeding stations on the Military Road north of Dolgeville 
played host this week to PINE GROSBEAKS, EVENING GROSBEAKS and BOHEMIAN 
WAXWINGS. 

     11/28: 2 BLACK VULTURES were seen at the intersection of Rts. 5 and 169 in 
Little Falls.

  




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2020-11-23 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* November 23, 2020

*  NYSY  11. 23. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




November 16 to Novenber 23, 2020

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: Novenber 23 AT 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#727 

Monday November 23, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

November 16, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

GREAT EGRET

PINK FOOTED GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

BLACK SCOTER

SURF SCOTER

BLACK VULTURE

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

PURPLE SANDPIPER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

DUNLIN

SANDHILL CRANE

FRANKLIN’S GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

LAPLAND LONGSPUR

EVENING GROSBEAK

COMMOM REDPOLL

HOARY REDPOLL

WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL

RED CROSSBILL










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

  




     11/20: 2 late DUNLIN were at the Wildlife Drive. 60 SANDHILL CRANES were 
seen from VanDyne Spoor Road.

     11/21: 10 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen at the Audubon Center north of 
Savannah. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen in the mucklands on Rt.31 west of the 
Seneca River.

     11/22: 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 6 DUNLIN and 15 SANDHILL CRANES were all 
found at the visitor’s Center. 4 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen from Carncross Road.







Cayuga County






     11/17: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen on Humphrey Road in Cato.

     11/21: A SNOWY OWL and a PURPLE SANDPIPER were found at Fair Haven State 
Park.







Onondaga County






     Up to 125 RED CROSSBILLS were seen during the week at the Corner of 
Shakham Road and Morgan Hill Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest near the 
Cortland County Line. On 11/22 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were found also.

     11/17: The PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was again seen at Old Fly Marsh south of 
Pompey. It was relocated again on the20th. and the 21st. but not since. Oddly 
enough a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was seen on the 21st. in Malone in Franklin County 
but it is doubtful this bird could have gotten from here to there in 4 hours. 2 
BLACK SCOTERS were seen from the West shore Trail of Onondaga Lake and have 
been seen throughout the week.

     11/16: A CACKLING GOOSE was with the Canadas in the Old Fly Marsh where 
the Pink-footedGoose was seen.

     11/18: 5 PINE GROSBEAKS were at a feeder on River Road east of 
Baldwinsville.

     11/19: A juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER is coming to a feeder on Sunview 
Drive in Elbridge.

     11/20: A GREAT EGRET was seen at the Marshy Spits area on Onondaga Lake 
which is on the west side south of the Honeywell Center.

     11/21: A BLACK VULTURE was seen near Jamesville-Dewitt High School in 
Dewitt. A HOARY REDPOLL was seen on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.

     11/22: A ROSS’S GOOSE was seen on Tracy Lake near Tully. A PINE GROSBEAK 
was seen at the corner of Shakham Road and Morgan Hill Road in the Morgan Hill 
State forest.







Oswego County

---




     11/16: A RED-THROATED LOON and a BLACK SCOTER were seen from the bluff at 
Derby Hill.

     11/17: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen near Minetto and Willianstown.

     11/19: 4 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen near a residence in Minetto. A 
late GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen at Port Ontario on the Salmon River. a late 
FOX SPARROW was at a feeder in Hastings.

     11/20: A GLAUCOUS GULL and 53 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at the Sandy Pond 
Outlet on Lake Ontario.

     11/21: A SURF SCOTER was seen from Derby Hill. 2 SNOWY OWLS were seen on 
the break walls in Oswego Harbor.

     11/22: 2 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen at a residence in Constantia. A 
SNOWY OWL was seen at Sandy Pond state Park on Lake Ontario. 3 RED-THROATED 
LOONS were seen in Oswego Harbor.







Madison County






     11/17: A FRABKLIN’S GULL was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota. A 
FOX SPARROW was seen in Chittenango.

     11/20: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on Burleson Road near Oneida. Another 
was seen at the same location on the 21st. 12 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a 
feeder on Carpenter Road near Sheds. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Ditchbank 
Road.

     11/21: A SURF SCOTER was seen at the South end of Cazenovia Lake.

     11/22: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on Ditchbank Road. RED 
CROSSBILLS were seen at the south end of Cazenovia lake. 30 COMMON REDPOLLS 
were seen at the Sky High Sod Farm on Lakeport Road north of Chittenango.







Oneida County






     11/18: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on Jug Point Road east of Verona 
Beach. 

     11/19: A 

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2020-11-16 Thread Joseph Brin

RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* October 27, 2020

*  NYSY  10. 27. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




October 19, 2020 to October 27, 2020

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 27 AT 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org

 

 

#726 

Monday October 27, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

October 19, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

GREAT EGRET

PINK FOOTED GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

BLACK SCOTER

SURF SCOTER

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

GOLDEN EAGLE

SANDHILL CRANE

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SABINE’S GULL

SHORT-EARED OWL

MARSH WREN

VARIED THRUSH

LAPLAND LONGSPUR

EVENING GROSBEAK

COMMOM REDPOLL

WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL

RED CROSSBILL
















Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

  




     11/13: A SHORT-EARED OWL was found at VanDyne Spoor Road.

     11/14: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and a MARSH WREN were at the Visitor’s 
Center. Another MARSH WREN was at Martens Tract. A  CACKLING GOOSE and a 
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER WERE seen on the Wildlife Drive. 38 SANDHILL CRANES were 
seen at VanDyne Spoor road and 49 were counted on Armitage Road.

     11/15: A BLACK SCOTER was seen on the Wildlife Drive. 







Onondaga county

-




     RED CROSSBILLS and a few WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS continue at the corner of 
Shakham Road and Morgan Hill Road near the the Cortland County Line. COMMON 
REDPOLLS continue in good numbers on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.

     10/10: Up to 3 BLACK SCOTERS were seen from the West Shore Drive of 
Onondaga Lake in Syracuse. They were reported through the 15th.

     11/11: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Dunham Road west of Baldwinsville.

     11/12: 2 SURF SCOTERS were seen from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga 
Lake. A late EASTERN PHOEBE was seen on Sunview Terrace in Elbridge. EVENING 
GROSBEAKS were seen in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in Syracuse. 

     11/13: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga 
Lake. 

     11/14: A GOLDEN EGLE was seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State 
Forest.

     11/15: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a residence on Fenner Road west of 
Baldwinsville.

     11/16: An extremely rare for our area PINK FOOTED GOOSE was found at Old 
fly Marsh south of Pompey. 







Oswego County






     11/10: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Derby Hill. A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL 
was seen on Kibbe Road in Constantia.

     11/11: 11 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen at the outlet of Sandy Pond on 
Lake Ontario.

     11/14: A SABINE’S GULL and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK were seen at Derby Hill. An 
extremely rare for our area VARIED THRUSH was seen at a residence on Kibbe Road 
in Constantia. A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on Lake Ontario just north of 
Oswego Harbor. A WHITE-RUMBED SANDPIPER and a GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at the 
Sandy Pond outlet on Lake Ontario.

     11/15: 8 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at Derby Hill. Some were seen on the 
16th. also. 







Madison County

-




     11/12: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Bonney Hill Road north of Hamilton.

     11/14: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on Burleson Road south of Canastota.

     11/15: 2 ICELAND GULLS, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a GLAUCOUS GULL 
were at Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.







Oneida County






     11/13: 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were found in Waterville. 15 COMMON REDPOLLS 
were seen on Sterling Road in Oneida.

     11/14: 2 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at the Erie Canal Lock 21 in Oneida.







Herkimer County

11/11: EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a feeder in Salisbury Corners 
north of Dolgeville.

     11/12: EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a feeder on the Military Road north of 
Dolgeville.

     




        




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2020-11-09 Thread Joseph Brin

RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* October 27, 2020

*  NYSY  10. 27. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




October 19, 2020 to October 27, 2020

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 27 AT 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#726 

Monday October 27, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

October 19, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

GREAT EGRET

CACKLING GOOSE

KING EIDER

BLACK SCOTER

SURF SCOTER

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

GOLDEN EAGLE

SANDHILL CRANE

PURPLE SANDPIPER

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER

RED PHALAROPE

BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE

LITTLE GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

SABINE’S GULL

LITTLE GULL

POMERINE JAEGER

PARASITIC JAEGER

SAW-WHET OWL

SNOWY OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

EASTERN TOWHEE

TENNESSEE WARBLER

NORTHERN PARULA

EVENING GROSBEAK

PINE GROSBEAK

WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL

RED CROSSBILL

HOARY REDPOLL







Compilers note:

     This seems to be an irruption year for PINE SISKINS, EVENING GROSBEAKS and 
recently COMMON REDPOLLS, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS. RED CROSSBILLS are also 
present but seem to be limited almost exclusively to Morgan Hill State Forest 
near Shakham Road south of Truxton.  I will not be listing individual sightings 
since they are now so numerous.







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     11/2: 2 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were still around at the visitor’s Center.

     11/6: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen from East Road. A LINCOLN’S SPARROW 
was seen at the Deep Muck and Mitigation area. A late COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was 
seen on VanDyne Spoor Road.

     11/7: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen on the Wildlife Drive.

     11/8: 15 SANDHILL CRANES and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen on the 
Wildlife Drive.







Cayuga County

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     11/3: 3 KING EIDERS were seen in the channel between the break walls at 
Fair Haven State Park. They were reported through the 7th.The season’s first 
PURPLE SANDPIPER was seen from the east break wall at Fair Haven State Park. It 
stayed through the 5th. A BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE was seen from the bluff at 
Fair Haven.

     11/4: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen at Fair Haven State Park.

     11/5: A SNOWY OWL was seen at West Barrier Bar in Fair Haven. 

     11/6: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seeen at Fair Haven.

     11/7: 12 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS and a RED-THROATED LOON were seen at Fair 
Haven. 

     11/8: 4 RED-THROATED LOONS were seen at West Barrier Bar in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County






     11/2: A late TENNESSEE WARBLER was seen at Hamlin Marsh in Clay.

     11/3: The SABINE’S GULL found last week was seen last on this day at the 
west shore trail of Onondaga Lake. A BLACK-SCOTER and a PINE GROSBEAK were seen 
on the west shore trail. A late EASTERN TOWHEE was seen at a feeder in 
Baldwinsville.

     11/4: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen on the West Shore Trail and relocated on 
the 7th. 

     11/6: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA in Baldwinsville. A 
RED-THROATED LOON was found at the Liverpool marina on Onondaga Lake. 

     11/8: A late PARULA WARBLER was seen on the West Shore Trail.







Oswego County






     11/2: A great flight at Derby Hill on Lake Ontario produced 6 KING EIDERS, 
4 PURPLE SANDPIPERS, 2 RED PHALAROPES, a POMERINE JAEGER, a PARASITIC JAEGER4 
BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKES, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and an ICELAND GULL.

     11/6: A LITTLE GULL was found at the outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario 
and was present up to the 7th.

     11/8: A PINE GROSBEAK was seen in Constantia.







Madison County






     11/3: 2 SURF SCOTERS were seen on Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.

     11/5: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from Indian Point Lookout Road in Cazenovia.







Oneida County






     11/3: 3 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen on Hinkley Reservoir. A SAW-WHET 
OWL was found in Remsen.







Herkimer County






     11/8: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen and photographed on Bald Mountain near 
Old Forge.




    




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2020-11-02 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* October 27, 2020

*  NYSY  10. 27. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




October 19, 2020 to October 27, 2020

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 27 AT 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#726 

Monday October 27, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

October 19, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

GREAT EGRET

CACKLING GOOSE

BLACK SCOTER

GOLDEN EAGLE

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

OSPREY

SANDHILL CRANE

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

DUNLIN

SANDERLING

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER

BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE

SABINE’S GULL

LITTLE GULL

FORSTER’S TERN

PARASITIC JAEGER

SHORT-EARED OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

GRAY CATBIRD

EASTERN PHOEBE

BLUE-HEADED VIREO

TENNESSEE WARBLER

NORTHERN PARULA

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

EVENING GROSBEAK

LINCOLN’S SPARROW

SAVANNAH SPARROW

VESPER SPARROW

LAPLAND LONGSPUR

WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL

RED CROSSBILL







Compilers note:

     This seems to be an irruption year for PINE SISKINS, EVENING GROSBEAKS and 
recently COMMON REDPOLLS. RED CROSSBILLS are also present but seem to be 
limited almost exclusively to Morgan Hill State Forest near Shakham Road south 
of Truxton.  I will not be listing individual sightings since they are now so 
numerous.







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     10/28: 24 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at VanDyne spoor Road.

     10/31: 7 CACKLING GEESE were seen from East road. 3 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS 
were still at the Visitor’s Center. An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, 4 BLACK-BELLIED 
PLOVERS and 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen on Armitage Road.

     11/1: 38 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from East Road.







Cayuga County






     10/27: I mentioned the MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD last week since it was so 
rare but also seen that day at Fair Haven were 2 FORSTER’S TERNS and 2 early 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS.

     10/29: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen at Fair Haven State Park. A 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County






     10/27: 5 DUNLIN were seen at the Liverpool Marina on Onondaga Lake in 
Liverpool.A late NORTHERN PARULA was seen on the West Shore Trail on Onondaga 
Lake. 

     10/28: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Beaver Lake Nature Center west of 
Baldwinsville.A late LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen at Oakwood Cemetery in 
Syracuse. A late GREAT EGRET was seen in Tully.A late EASTERN PHOEBE was seen 
in Marcellus.

     10/30: A late OSPREY, a late BLUE-HEADED VIREO and a WHITE-WINGED OSPREY 
were all seen at Oneida Shores County Park on Oneida Lake. A GOLDEN EAGLE was 
seen in flight near Syracuse University.

     10/31: An extremely rare for our area SABINE’S GULL was found on the West 
Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake near the Ampitheater. Fortunately it has been seen 
close up on the lake and on the parking lot feeding. It is still being seen 
today. Also seen on the West Shore Trail was a VESPER SPARROW, RED-THROATED 
LOON and a COMMON GALLINULE. A late ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was seen in 
Marcellus. 

     




Oswego County






     10/27: 2 CACKLING GEESE were seen on Lake Neatahwanta in Fulton. A 
RED-THROATED LOON was seen at Three Mile Bay on Oneida Lake.

     10/29: A LITTLE GULL and an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER were seen at the outlet 
of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on South Daysville 
Road near Richland.

     11/2: A BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE and 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS were seen from the 
bluff at Derby Hill.







Madison County






     10/27: A late CATBIRD was seen near Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.

     10/30: A NORTHERN SHRIKE and a COMMON REDPOLL were seen on Carpenter Road 
near Sheds.







Oneida County






     10/27: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen in Waterville and stayed till the 30th. A 
late EASTERN PHOEBE was seen on the Rayhill Memorial Trail west of Utica.

     10/28: A late OSPREY was seen in Rome.

     10/30: A BLACK and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were seen on Hinkley reservoir.







Herkimer County






     10/27: A late SAVANAH SPARROW was seen at Salisbury Corners north of 
Dolgeville.

     10/30: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR and 54 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at the McKoons 
wetland north of Richfield Springs. On the 31st. 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen 
there.










End Report







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2020-10-27 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* October 27, 2020

*  NYSY  10. 27. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




October 19, 2020 to October 27, 2020

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 27 AT 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#726 

Monday October 27, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

October 19, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD

RED-THROATED LOON

BRANT

SNOW GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

EURASIAN WIGEON

BLACK SCOTER

SURF SCOTER

GOLDEN EAGLE

SANDHILL CRANE

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

PARASITIC JAEGER

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

BARN SWALLOW

MARSH WREN

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

EVENING GROSBEAK

WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     10/19: A late MARSH WREN was spotted on VanDyne Spoor Road.

     10/21: An EVENING GROSBEAK  found on Armitage Road Road. Also found there 
were 7 shorebird species including WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and 6 LONG-BILLED 
DOWITCHERS. 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS were seen on VanDyne Spoor Road.

     10/23: 2 SNOW GEESE were seen from the Wildlife Drive. 70 SANDHILL CRANES 
were seen from VanDyne Spoor Road. 

     10/25: 49 BRANT, an EURASIAN WIGEON, 4 LONG-BELLED DOWITCHERS and 2 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen from the Wildlife Drive. A CACKLING GOOSE and 
11 SANDHILL CRANES sere seen at East Road. An EVENING GROSBEAK was found on 
Armitage Road.

     10/26: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen on the Wildlife Drive. A late BARN 
SWALLOW was at the Visitor’s Center.







Cayuga County






     10/20: 33 BRANT and a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were seen at Fair Haven State 
Park.

     10/24: An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen on Jordan Road north of Rt. 31. At 
West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven a PARASITIC JAEGER, 5 RED-THROATED LOONS, 1 
SURF SCOTER, 8 BLACK SCOTERS and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER were all recorded.

     10/27: An extremely rare for upstate MAGNIFICENT FRIGATE BIRD was found 
and photographed at Fair Haven State Park.







Onondaga County






     RED CROSSBILLS, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS and now EVENING GROSBEAKS are now 
being seen regularly at Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest.

     ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen this week at Hamlin Marsh on Wetzel 
Road, Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse and 3 Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.

     EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported from Lawrence Road in Marcellus, Temple 
Adash Jeshurun Cemetery in Syracuse, Oneida shores Park in Brewerton and 3 
Rivers WMA north of  Baldwinsville.

     10/19: A late MARSH WREN was seen on the West Shore Trail on Onondaga Lake 
in Syracuse.

     10/23: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen at the Liverpool Marina.

     10/25: 90 BRANT were seen at Oneida Shores Park on Oneida Lake.

     10/26: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at 3 Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. 
36 BRANT were seen at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse.







Oswego County






     EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported throughout the county. Fill your feeders.

     10/21: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Thelma Road in Central Square.

     10/24: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen in Oswego Harbor. 2 RED-THROATED LOONS 
and over 700 BRANT were seen from the overlook at Derby Hill.

     10/25: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Bishop Road north of Pulaski. all three 
SCOTERS were seen from Phillips Point on Oneida Lake.







Madison County






     10/24: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen on Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.

     10/25: EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a feeder on Borden Road in Earlville.







Oneida County






     EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported from Clinton, Cassville and Waterville.







Herkimer County






     10/23: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen in Old Forge.

     10/25: 3 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen in Little Falls.

     




    




  




     




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2020-10-19 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* October 19, 2020

*  NYSY  10. 19. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




October 12, 2020 to October 19, 2020

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 19 AT 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#725 

Monday October 19, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

October 12, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

GREAT EGRET

TUNDRA SWAN

BRANT

CACKLING GOOSE

EURASIAN WIGEON

SANDHILL CRANE

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER

HUDSONIAN GODWIT

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

PARASITIC JAEGER

AMERICAN PIPIT

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

FISH CROW

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

LINCOLN’S SPARROW

LAPLAND LONGSPUR

SNOW BUNTING

EVENING GROSBEAK

COMMON REDPOLL

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     10/13: An early SNOW BUNTING was seen on the Wildlife Drive.

     10/14: An EURASIAN WIGEON and a late OSPREY were seen on the Wildlife 
Drive.

     10/17: 50 SANDHILL CRANES and a late GREAT EGRET were seen from VanDyne 
Spoor Road. A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was found at Howland Island. 2 CACKLING GEESE 
were seen from East Road. An EURASIAN WIGEON was again seen along the Wildlife 
Trail. 12 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen at the Visitor’s Center. An EVENING 
GROSBEAK was heard in flight along the Wildlife Drive.

     10/18: A CACKLING GOOSE and a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were seen on the Wildlife 
Drive. 83 SANDHILL CRANES were counted at Knox-Marsellus Pool.







Cayuga county






     10/13: An immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was at a feeder at the corner of 
Jordan Road and Fire Lane Road north of Jordan.




     10/17: A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen over Lake Ontario from Sterling Nature 
Center. 80 BRANT, 3 SNOW BUNTINGS and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER were all found 
at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven.

     10/18: 58 BRANT were seen from West Barrier Bar Park.







Onondaga County






     RED CROSSBILLS continue in good numbers at the corner of Shakham Road and 
Herlihy Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest just north of the Cortland County 
line.

     10/12: 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were heard near the Marshy Spits area on the 
southwest area of Onondaga Lake.

     10/13: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and a RED-THROATED LOON were seen from 
the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen in the 
Morgan Hill State Forest.

     10/14: 2 CACKLING GEESE were found at Van Buren Park in Baldwinsville. A 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen along the West Shore Trail on Onondaga Lake.

     10/16: An estimated 50 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen on Hoag Road south of 
Baldwinsville. Over the nest few days estimates were as high as 500 of these 
birds. 

     10/18; 6 EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a feeder on Lawrence Road south of 
Marcellus. 







Oswego County






     10/13: 2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS continue at the outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake 
Ontario.

     10/14: the 2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS and an early LAPLAND LONGSPUR were seen at 
the outlet of Sandy Pond.

     10/16: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER along with 15 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 3 
SANDERLING and 72 DUNLIN were all seen at the outlet of Sandy Pond.

     10/17: 2 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen on Thelma Road near Central Square.







Madison County






     10/16: 2 TUNDRA SWANS were seen on Woodman Pond north of Hamilton and have 
continued through today.

     10/17: A CACKLING GOOSE was found on Woodman Pond.

     10/18: 3 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Clark Road near Lakeport.







Oneida County






     10/14: A late OSPREY was seen from Pennystreet Road in Rome.

     10/17: 2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen at Delta Lake State park.







Herkimer County






     10/12: 4 BLACK VULTURES were seen near Little Falls.

     10/16: 6 EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a feeder in Salisbury Corners north of 
Dolgeville.

     10/17: 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a feeder on the Military Road north of 
Dolgeville. 1 FISH CROW was noted at a residence in Salisbury Corners. Upwards 
of 100 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen on Hayner Road north of Richfield Springs.

     







  




     




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2020-10-12 Thread Joseph Brin
    RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* October 12, 2020

*  NYSY  10. 12. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




October 05, 2020 to October 12, 2020

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 12 AT 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#724 

Monday October 12, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

October 05, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

BRANT

CACKLING GOOSE

EURASIAN WIGEON

SANDHILL CRANE

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

HUDSONIAN GODWIT

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

SORA

PARASITIC JAEGER

LONG-TAILED JAEGER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

AMERICAN PIPIT

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

LINCOLN’S SPARROW

NELSON’S SPARROW

LAPLAND LONGSPUR

EVENING GROSBEAK

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     10/5: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen on East Road. An ORANGE-CROWNED 
WARBLER was seen at Marten’s Tract. 3BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were found at 
the Morgan Road Marshes.

     10/8: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along the Wildlife Drive and was found 
the following day.

     10/9: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen along the Wildlife Drive. 44 SANDHILL 
CRANES and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were seen at East Road.

     10/10: A NELSON’S SPARROW was found on Howland Island. A LONG-BILLED 
DOWITCHER was reported at the Visitor’s Center. 53 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

     10/11: ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen at the visitor’s Center and 
Towpath Road.







Cayuga County






     10/5: 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen on the break wall at West Barrier Bar 
park in Fair Haven. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Fair Haven State Park.

     10/11: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Fair Haven State Park. A 
LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen also.







Onondaga County

---




     10/9: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen on the creek walk between 
Hiawatha Blvd. and Onondaga Lake in Syracuse.

     10/10: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen on Bennet Ave. in Syracuse.

     10/11: An IBIS found at Lakeview Point on Onondaga Lake still cannot be 
positively ID’d as GLOSSY or WHITE FACED. A late SORA was also seen at Lakeview 
Point. Upwards of 15 RED CROSSBILLS are still present on Shakham Road in the 
Morgan Hill State Forest. 2 CACKLING GEESE and 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were found 
at Van Buren Park in Baldwinsville. A large number of AMERICAN PIPITS numbering 
in the hundreds were seen on Hoag Road south of Baldwinsville. They were 
present again today.







Oswego County






     10/5: At the outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario 7 species of shorebirds 
were seen including WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER HUDSONIAN GODWIT and AMERICAN GOLDEN 
PLOVER. 

     10/6: A SNOW GOOSE was seen from Bishop Road north of Pulaski.

     10/7: A stellar day at Derby Hill with a LONG-TAILED JAEGER, 3 PARASITIC 
JAEGERS and 2 RED PHALAROPES being recorded.

     10/9: A HUDSONIAN GODWIT continued at the Sandy Pond outlet. A RED-NECKED 
GREBE was seen at Derby Hill.

     10/10: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen in Hastings at a private residence.

     10/11: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was found at the fishingnaccess site in 
Brewerton. 19 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS were seen on Bishop Road.







Oneida County

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     10/9: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR and 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen at Delta 
lake  State Park.

     10/10: 5 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and 5 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at 
Delta Lake State Park.







Herkimer county






     10/9: An EVENING GROSBEAK was at a feeder in Salisbury Corners north of 
Dolgeville and was seen through the 11th.

     10/11: 3 SNOW GEESE and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER were seen at Bubb Lake 
near Eagle Bay.

     




     




     




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2020-10-05 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* October 05, 2020

*  NYSY  10. 05. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




September 28, 2020 to October 05, 2020

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 05 AT 7:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#723 

Monday October 05, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

September 28, 2020

 

Highlights:

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BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

BRANT

CACKLING GOOSE

EURASIAN WIGEON

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

RUDDY TURNSTONE

HUDSONIAN GODWIT

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

PARASITIC JAEGER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

LINCOLN’S SPARROW

LAPLAND LONGSPUR







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     9/29: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along the Wildlife Drive. A HUCSONIAN 
GODWIT  was at the Visitor’s Center. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was found at 
VanDyne Spoor Road. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON wa seen at Marten’s Tract.

     10/1: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was found along the Wildlife Drive. 

     10/3: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road. 11 
Warbler species including an ORANGE-CROWNED were seen on Howland Island. 9 
Shorebird species includingSTILT SANDPIPER, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were seen at the Visitor’s Center. A LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER 
was seen along the Wildlife Drive.







Cayuga County






     9/30: A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen from West Barrier Bar in Fair Haven.

     10/1: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a RUDDY TURNSTONE were seen from West 
Barrier Bar in Fair Haven. 

     10/2: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW and 130 BRANT were seen from West Barrier Bar in 
Fair Haven.

     10/4: 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen on the west break wall in Fair Haven 
State park.







Onondaga County






     9/29: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse. 
2 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES were seen from the West Shore Trail on Onondaga Lake in 
Syracuse.

     9/30: A BLAK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen at Jamesville Beach County Park.

     10/2: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Jamesville Beach State Park. 
An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen at the “Marshy Spits” which in the south 
west area of Onondaga Lake. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen in Oakwood Cemetery.

     10/3: 10 RED CROSSBILLS continue in the Morgan Hill State Forest on 
Shakham Road near the Cortland County line. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen in 
the Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at 
Oneida Shores County Park in Brewerton. also seen here were 32 BRANT.

     10/4: A DUNLIN was seen at Oneida shores County Park. A BLACK-BELLIED 
PLOVER was seen at the Marshy spits area on Onondaga Lake.







Oswego County






     9/28: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen on Baum Road is Hastings.

     9/29: 9 HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake 
Ontario. as of today there were still 2 presents.

     10/1: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen on Baum Road in Hastings.

     10/2: 8 BRANT were seen from Derby Hill Hawk Watch.

     10/3: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen on Baum Road in Hastings. An 
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were seen at the outlet of 
Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario.







Oneida County






     9/28: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Kirkland Town Park.

     10/1: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen at Spring Farms Nature Sanctuary south 
of Clinton.

     10/4: A late BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was seen at Spring Farms Nature Center 
south of Clinton.







Herkimer County






     9/28: An early RUSTY BLACKBIRD was seen on the Military Road north of 
Dolgeville.

     10/1: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and a LINCOLN’S SPARROW were seen at 
Salinbury Corners north of Dolgeville.




     




     




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Baldwinsville NY


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2020-09-28 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* September 28, 2020

*  NYSY  09. 28. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




September 21, 2020 to September 28, 2020

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: September 28 AT 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#722 

Monday September 28, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

September 21, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK(Extralimital)

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

HUDSONIAN GODWIT

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

LAPLAND LONGSPUR

PINE SISKIN







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     9/21: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at the Visitor’s Center.

     9/22: 3 HUDSONIAN GODWITS were discovered at thvisitor’s Center and have 
been present through 9/27. They have not been reported today as of yet.

     9/23: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was found at VanDyne Spoor road. 

     9/24: 9 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at the visitor’s Center along with an 
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. 3 SANDHILL CRANES were 
seen at Marten’s Tract.

     9/26: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen along the Wildlife Drive. 2 
STILT SANDPIPERS were seen at the Visitor’s Center.

     9/27: 12 Warbler species including an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER were seen on 
Howland Island. Also seen was a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH. 4 STILT SANDPIPERS were 
found at the Visitor’s Center. 15 SANDHILL CRANES, 4 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS 
and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO were seen at VanDyne Spoor Road.







Cayuga county






     9/26: 2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen at Fair Haven State Park.







Onondaga County






     9/22: A SANDERLING was again seen at Oneida Shores County Park.

     9/23: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga 
Lake.

     9/26: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville.

     9/27: 5 PINE SISKINS were seen at Oneida Shores County Park. An 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Three Rivers WMA.







Oswego County






     9/24: 3 HUDSONIAN GODWITS were found at the Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake 
Ontario and were present through the 27th. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was found 
on Luther Road is West Monroe.

     9/25: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and an AMERICAN 
GOLDEN PLOVER were all seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet.

     9/26: 9 species of shorebirds including the afore mentioned HUDSONIAN 
GODWITS were seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet. Other shorebirds included 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER, SANDERLING, DUNLIN, LEAST 
SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER and GREATER YELLOWLEGS.

     9/27: 9 Shorebird species remained at the Sandy Pond Outlet.







Madison County

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     9/22: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Preston Hill Road near 
Hamilton.

     9/25: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen on White Haven RoadEast of Lakeport.

     9/26: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at the Madison Street Impoundment north 
of Hamilton.







Oneida County






     9/23: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER were seen at 
Delta Lake and continued through 9/26. Also seen her were 6 BLACK-BELLIED 
PLOVERS and 4 other shorebird species. A FISH CROW was found at Triangle Park 
in Rome.







Herkimer County






     9/21: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at the intersection of Albany and 
Soncody Roads near West Winfield.







Extralimital






     A BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK continues at the wetland on Hile School 
Road near Dryden in Tompkins County. It was reported today.




    




End Report







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2020-09-21 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* September 21, 2020

*  NYSY  09. 21. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




September 15, 2020 to September 21, 2020

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: September 21 AT 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#721 

Monday September 21, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

September 15, 2020

 

Highlights:

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LEAST BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

SNOW GOOSE

BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK(Extralimital)

EURASIAN WIGEON

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

HUDSONIAN GODWIT

RED KNOT

WHIMBREL

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

WESTERN SANDPIPER

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

SANDERLING

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

LINCOLN’S SPARROW

PINE SISKIN

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     9/15: An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

     9/17: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at the Main Pool and was present up to 
the 19th. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road.

     9/18: A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen at the Visitor’s center and was present 
to the 19th.

     9/19: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO and a LINCOLN’S SPARROW were found at Howland 
Island.A SNOW GOOSE, a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and a COMMON NIGHTHAWK were all seen 
at the Visitor’s Center. A LEAST BITTERN was seen along the Wildlife Drive.

     9/20: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were found at the 
Visitor’s Center. AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS were seen at the Main Pool and at 
East Road.







Cayuga County






     9/17: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen on West Bay Road in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County






     RED CROSSBILLS continue to be found at the intersection of Shakham Road 
and Herlihy Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest.

     9/15: 2 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen on the Creek Walk north of 
Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse.

     9/16: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen from the West Shore Trail of 
Onondaga Lake.A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville.

     9/17: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was sound at Jamesville Ave. in Syracuse. An 
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen from the West Shore Trail on Onondaga Lake. It 
was seen through the 20th.

     9/18: An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen along Rt. 31 west of Bridgeport.

     9/19: A SNOW GOOSE was seen in flight on Lawrence Road in Marsellus. A 
LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen on the Creek Walk north of Hiawatha Boulevard in 
Syracuse.







Oswego County






     Between 9/16 and 9/19 the following birds were recorded at the Sandy Pond 
Outlet on Lake Ontario although all were not present each day. AMERICAN GOLDEN 
PLOVER, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, STILT SANDPIPER, 
WESTERN SANDPIPER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SANDERLING, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, RED KNOT 
and WHIMBREL.    

     9/19: 2 late NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES were seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet on 
Lake Ontario.

     9/20: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Merrill Park near Parish.







Madison County

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     9/19; A PINE SISKIN was seen on Green Road in Erieville.

     9/20: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen on Rippleton Road south of 
Cazenovia. 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were seen at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.







Oneida County






     9/15: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Sylvan Beach on Oneida Lake.

     9/18: An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and a SANDERLING were seen at Delta Lake 
state Park in Rome.

     9/20: 2 SANDERLINGS were seen at Syvan Beach.

   




Herkimer County






     9/19: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen at Salisbury Corners north of 
Dolgeville.







Extralimital






     A BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK was seen as recently as yesterday in a 
wetland on Hile School Road north of Freeville in Tompkins County.







End Report







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2020-09-15 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* September 15, 2020

*  NYSY  09. 15. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




September 08, 2020 to September 15, 2020

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: September 15 AT 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#720 

Tuesday September 15, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

September, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




NEOTROPICAL CORMORANT (Extralimital)

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

SNOW GOOSE

RING-NECKED DUCK

BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK

EURASIAN WIGEON

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

RED PHALAROPE

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

RUDDY TURNSTONE

WHIMBREL

WESTERN SANDPIPER

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

AMERICAN PIPIT

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER

YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER

LINCOLN’S SPARROW

DICKCISSEL

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     9/8: A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen from Towpath Road.

     9/9: 4 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS were seen in the Main Pool and were 
seen again on the 11th. 3 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at Marten’s 
Tract.

     9/10: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at the Visitor’s Center and was seen 
through the 13th. sometimes moving to the Main Pool.A DICKCISSEL was heard 
along the Main Drive. Also found were 11 Shorebird species and 11 Warbler 
species.

     9/12: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen along the Wildlife Drive.







Cayuga County






     9/8: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen at Fair Haven State Park.

     9/11: A HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven. 
Also seen there was a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER.

     9/13: A WESTERN SANDPIPER was found at West Barrier Bar Park in FairHaven.







Onondaga County






     RED CROSSBILLS continue at the intersection of Shakham Road and Herlihy 
Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest.

     9/8: A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER wa found in Marcellus. A STILT SANDPIPER 
was seen and photographed from the West Shore Trail on Onondaga lake.

     9/9: 9 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at Barry Park in Syracuse.

     9/10: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan 
Hill State Forest.A DUNLIN was seen in the pool on New Seneca Turnpike north of 
Skaneateles.

     9/11: A SNOW GOOSE was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. A 
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Baltimore Woods Nature Center in 
Marcellus.

     9/12: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Green Lakes State Park in 
Fayetteville.

     9/13: A RING-NECKED DUCK was seen in the Marshy Spits area of Onondaga 
Lake  south of the Honeywell Center. 2 SANDERLINGS and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO 
were seen at Oneida Shores County Park on Oneida Lake.







Oswego County

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     9/9: 10 Shorebird Species including a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were seen at the 
Sandy Pone Outlet on Lake Ontario.

     9/10: A RED PHALAROPE and a WHIMBREL were seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet.

     9/11: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Sandy Island State Park on Lake 
Ontario.A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet.

     9/12: 9 species of Shorebirds including a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, a 
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, a RUDDY TURNSTONE and a STILT SANDPIPER were seen at 
the Sandy Pond Outlet. Also seen was an early AMERICAN PIPIT.







Madison County






     9/8: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Ditchbank Road north of 
Canastota.

     9/9: A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen on Mason Hill east of Hamilton.

     9/12: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen on Peterson Hollow Road near Erieville.







Oneida County






     9/8: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen in the Kirkland Town Park south of 
Clinton.

     9/9: A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen at Hinkley Reservoir. It was 
relocated on the 13th. and is believed to have an injured wing

     9/11: A RUDDY TURNSTONE and a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were found at Delta 
Lake State Park in Rome. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Kirkland Town Park 
south of Clinton.







Herkimer County






     9/8: A PINE SISKIN was seen on the Bald Mountain trail north of Old Forge.

     9/9: 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen near Salidbury Corners north of 
Dolgeville.

     9/11: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen on Partridge Hill Road near Trenton.

     9/12: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Lake Roadaxe near Old Forge.




                    




 End Report







Joseph Brin


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2020-09-08 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* September 08, 2020

*  NYSY  09. 08. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

August 31, 2020 to September 08, 2020

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: September 08 AT 11:30 a.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#719 

Tuesday September 08, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

August 31, 2020

 

Highlights:

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NEOTROPICAL CORMORANT (Extralimital)

LEAST BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

SANDHILL CRANE

RED KNOT

RUDDY TURNSTONE

HUDSONIAN GODWIT

WHIMBREL

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

FORSTER’S TERN

EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER

FISH CROW

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     8/31: 11 shorebird species including RED KNOT and STILT SANDPIPER were 
seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at VanDyne 
Spoor Road.

     9/1: 2 RED KNOTS were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. A LEAST BITTERN was 
seen from Morgan Road.

     9/3: 25 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were counted from the east end of 
Puddlers Marsh.5 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS and a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were seen at VanDyne 
Spoor Road.

     9/4: A LEAST BITTERN was seen along the Wildlife Drive.

     9/6: 12 shorebird species including 2 BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS, 2 RED-NECKED 
PHALAROPES, a STILT SANDPIPER and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER were seen at 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh. Also seen were 19 SANDHILL CRANES.  The BUFF-BREASTED 
SANDPIPER was seen through 9/8. 







Cayuga County






     9/3: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on West Bay Road in Fair Haven. 21 
SANDERLINGS were seen at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven,

     9/4: A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haveb.

     9/5: 3 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Howland Island.







Onondaga County






     RED CROSSBILLS, sometimes as many as 14 continue at the intersection of 
Shakham Road and Herlihy Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest south of Fabius.

     9/1: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from the West Shore Trail on Onondaga 
Lake.

     9/2: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen from the Wetzel Road Blind at 
Hamlin marsh in Clay.

     9/3: A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen with Killdeer on Rickard Road 
north of Skaneateles. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was heard at Radisson River Park 
(private) north of Baldwinsville.

     9/4: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was found at Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville. A STILT SANDPIPER was seen from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga 
Lake.

     9/6: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Green Lakes State Park in 
Fayetteville.

     9/7: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen from the West Shore Trail of 
Onondaga Lake.







Oswego County






     9/1: A FORSTER’S TERN was seen on Oneida Lake from Mill Street in 
Constantia.

     9/2: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Depot Road in West Monroe.

     9/3: A HUDSONIAN GODWIT and 4 RED KNOTS were seen at Sandy Pond Outlet on 
Lake Ontario. The Godwit continued through the 5th.

     9/5: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Sunset Bay Park on lake Ontario 
in Scriba.







Madison County






     8/31: 15 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen in Oneida.

     9/5: A RED CROSSBILL was seen on Beebe Road in Erieville.

     9/7: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the Great Swamp Conservancy north 
of Canastota.







Oneida County






     An EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE first reported on 8/31 but possibly present 
since early spring was seen by many this week in the Triangle park area of Rome 
and may still be present. Also heard in this area this week were FISH CROWS.

     9/1: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen from the main Street Overlook at Delta 
Lake State Park. a WHIMBREL was seen in the area also.

     9/3: A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen near Point in Lee. A RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER was again seen at Verona beach state Park on Oneida Lake.

     9/6: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Lakeshore Road at the east end of 
Oneida Lake.







Herkimer County






     9/3: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Salisbury Corners.

     9/4: 3 BLACK VULTURES were seen near Little falls.







Extralimital






     A NEOTROPICAL CORMORANT discovered on 9/5 at the Batavia Wastewater 
Treatment Plant in Genesee County is still present today. Be sure to check 
operating hours if you plan to go.




                    




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2020-08-31 Thread Joseph Brin

RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* August 31, 2020

*  NYSY  08. 31. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

August 24, 2020 to August 31, 2020

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: August 31 AT 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#718 Monday August 31, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

August 24, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

WILSON’S PHALAROPE

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

RED KNOT

RUDDY TURNSTONE

HUDSONIAN GODWIT

MARBLED GODWIT

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

ARCTIC TERN

LONT-TAILED JAEGER

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SAW-WHET OWL

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     8/26: 19 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, 1 BAIRD’S 
SANDPIPER, 1 STILT SANDPIPER and a COMMON NIGHTHAWK were all seen from East 
Road.

     8/27: A MARBLED GODWIT was again seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. A BAIRD’S 
SANDPIPER was seen from VanDyne Spoor Road.

     8/28: 11 species of shorebirds including a RED SNOT, a BLACK-BELLIED 
PLOVER,  a STILT SANDPIPER and both DOWITCHERS were all seen at Knox-Marsellus 
Marsh.

     8/29: The RED KNOT was relocated at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

     8/30: 12 species of shorebirds including the RED KNOT were seen at 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 2 BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS were seen from VanDyne Spoor Road.







Cayuga County






     8/25: 3 RUDDY TURNSTONES and 11 SANDERLINGS were seen at West Barrier Bar 
Park in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County






     8/25: RED CROSSBILLS continue to be seen at the corner of Shakham Road and 
Herlihy Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest.

     8/28: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan 
Hill State Forest. 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen of Fenner Road north of 
Baldwinsville.

     8/29: An ARCTIC TERN was seen on the southwest end of Onondaga Lake in 
Syracuse. A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at Oneida Shores County Park in 
Brewerton.

     8/30: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL along with the BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were 
found at Oneida Shores County Park.







Oswego County






     8/25: A LONG-TAILED JAEGER was seen from the bluffs at Derby Hill on Lake 
Ontario.

     8/26: 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were seen at the Oswego County Airport in 
Fulton.

     8/28: 6 species of shorebirds including a RED KNOT were seen at the outlet 
of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen in Hastings.







Madison County






     8/24: A SAW-WHET OWL was heard at Stony Pond State Forest south of 
Cazenovia.

     8/25: A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was again found at the Sky High sod Farm 
north of Chitenango and was seen through the 28th.

     8/28: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER wa seen at the Sky High Sod Farm and was 
relocated on the 29th.

     8/30: 2 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at Tudcarora Lake north of Erieville. 5 
COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen in Oneida Castle.







Oneida County






     8/24: 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at the Kirkland Town Park.

     8/25: A RUDDY SHELDUCK, in all probability an escape, was again seen at 
the Main Streetoverlook at Delta Lake.

     8/26: A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER and an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER were seen 
from the overlook at Delta Lake. the BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen through 
the 28th.

     8/29: 10 species of shorebirds including 3 BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were seen 
from the  overlook at Delta Lake.







Herkimer County






     8/27: A RED CROSSBILL was seen in Salisbury Corners.

     8/28: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen in Salisbury Corners.

     




                    




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2020-08-24 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* August 24, 2020

*  NYSY  08. 24. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

August 18, 2020 to August 24, 2020

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: August 24 AT 12:30 p.m. (EDT)

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#717 Monday August 24, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

August 18, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




BROWN BOOBEY (Extralimital)

SANDHILL CRANE

WILSON’S PHALAROPE

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

RUDDY TURNSTONE

WHIMBREL

HUDSONIAN GODWIT

MARBLED GODWIT

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

SANDERLING

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

CAPE-MAY WARBLER

WILSON’S WARBLER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     8/17: A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen from East road.

     8/18: A MARBLED GODWIT, reported last week, was seen again this week up to 
the 21st. It seemed to be hopping back and forth between VanDyne Spoor Road in 
Wayne County and Knox-Marsellus Marsh in Seneca County. It was also reported 
once on Wright Road near VanDyne Spoor Road. Also seen from Towpath Road on the 
18th. were 11 shorebird species including BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and both 
DOWITCHERS.

     8/20: 14 species of Shorebirds including the afore mentioned MARBLED 
GODWIT, STILT SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and WILSON’S 
PHALAROPE were seen from Towpath Road at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

     8/24: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER  and a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were reported from 
Towpath Road.







Cayuga County

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     8/19: A WHIMBREL was seen at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven. 

     8/22: A WHIMBREL was again seen at West Barrier Bar Park along with a 
RUDDY TURNSTONE and 3 SANDERLING.







Onondaga County






      RED CROSSBILLS continue at Shakham Road and Herlihy Road in the Morgan 
Hill State Forest.  3 were seen on the 20th. and 11 were seen on the 21st.

     8/21: A rare for our area YELLOW THROATED WARBLER was seen at a private 
residence in Manlius. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from Jamesville Ave in 
Syracuse. 

     8/22: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Bardeen Road in Fabius.







Oswego County






     8/19: 9 species of Shorebirds including BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, RUDDY 
TURNSTONE and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake 
Ontario.

     8/23: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Noyes Sanctuary on Lake Ontario 
in the Town of New Haven.







Madison County






     8/18: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Fyler Road in Kirkville.

     8/21: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from the Thruway near Chittenango.

     8/22: A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER and an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER were found 
at the Sky High Sod Farm on Lakeport Road north of Chittenango. They have been 
reported each day since including today.

    




Oneida county






     A CAPE MAY WARBLER was reported from Lakeshore Road at the northeast end 
of Oneida Lake. 8 species of Warblers including a Wilson’s were seen at Spring 
Farm Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.







Extralimital






     The BROWN BOOBY reported last week at Indian Lake in Hamilton County was 
relocated again this week. It was seen from the 19th. through the 22nd. Best 
Viewing was from the Indian Lake Marina or better yet from a boat which didn’t 
seem to disturb the bird.




                




                     

     

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2020-08-18 Thread Joseph Brin

RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* August 18, 2020

*  NYSY  08. 18. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

August 11, 2020 to August 18, 2020

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: August 18 AT 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#716 Monday August 18, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

August 11, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




BROWN BOOBEY (Extralimital)

LEAST BITTERN

LITTLE BLUE HERON

SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

HUDSONIAN GODWIT

MARBLED GODWIT

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

SANDERLING

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     8/11: A LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen in flight at the entrance to the 
Montezuma Refuge on Rt. 20. A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen from East Road and 
remained through the 13th.

     8/15: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen with peep at VanDyne Spoor Road.

     8/16: A LEAST BITTERN was seen in the Main Pool. A YELLOW-BELLIED 
FLYCATCHER was seen on the West Shore Trail near VanDyne Spoor Road.

     8/17: A BLACK-BELLIEDPLOVER, 5 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 1 LONG-BILLED 
DOWITCHERS, 2 STILT SANDPIPERS and a HUDSONIAN GODWIT were all seen from East 
Road. A MARBLED GODWIT was seen from East Road at 10:00 a.m. Possibly the same 
bird was seen was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road at 2:00 p.m. The MARBLED GODWIT 
was seen again on the 18th. at VanSyne Spoor Road.







Onondaga County






     8/12: RED CROSSBILLS continue at Shakham Road south of Rt.80 near the 
Cortland County line. They were reported through the 15th. and up to 15 were 
seen at the intersection of Shakham and Herlihy Roads.

     8/14: The seasons first migrant OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen and 
photographed at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville.

     8/15: The first COMMON NIGHTHAWKS of the season were seen from the big 
fields area of Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. Another was seen in 
Skaneateles on the 16th.







Oswego County






     8/13: A SANDERLING was seen at the Water Treatment Plant near Oswego 
Harbor.

     8/16: 108 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 67 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 9 BALD EAGLES were 
seen at Derby Hill.







Oneida County






     8/16: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from Coleman Mills south of Rome.

     8/17: 8 Shorebird species including SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER were seen the 
Main Street Overlook at Delta Lake north of Rome.







Herkimer County






     8/16: 2 Common nighthawks were seen in Dolgeville.







Extralimital






     A BROWN BOOBY was seen and photographed on Indian Lake in Hamilton County 
in the Adirondacks. The sightings were made from 8/14 through 8/16.




               




                     

     

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2020-08-11 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* August 11, 2020

*  NYSY  08. 11. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

August 03 2020 to 

august 11, 2020

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: August 11 AT 12:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#715 Monday August 11, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

August 03, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




LITTLE BLUE HERON

SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Extralimital)

SANDHILL CRANE

SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER

HUDSONIAN GODWIT

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER

RUDDY TURNSTONE

DUNLIN

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

SANDERLING

WHIMBREL

WILLET

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

SEDGE WREN

PINE SISKIN

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     8/4: 9 Shorebird species including STILT SANDPIPER were seen from VanDyne 
Spoor Road.

     8/6: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Helmer Marsh north of Rt. 31.

     8/8: 9 Shorebird species including SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and STILT 
SANDPIPER were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.11 Shorebird species including 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were seen from VanDyne Spoor Road.

     8/9: A DUNLIN was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

     8/10: AN immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen just after 7:00 am. at 
VanDyne Spoor Road and at 5:00 p.m at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. Same bird? A 
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and a HUDSONIAN GODWIT were seen at Knox Marsellus Marsh.

     8/11: The HUDSONIAN GODWIT continues at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.







Cayuga County






     RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at the camping area at Fair Haven State 
Park.

     8/s: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was again seen at West Barrier Bar park.







Onondaga County






     RED CROSSBILLS were see again many times at Shakham Road at Herlihey Road 
in the Morgan Hill State Forestnear the Cortland County line.

     8/4: A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.

     8/5: At least one SEDGE WREN continues in the Big Fields area of 

Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. One was heard again of the 7th.







Oswego County






     8/4: A WHIMBREL and a WILLET along with 2 SANDERLINGS were seen at the 
Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake Ontario.

     8/9: 2 SEMI-PALMATED PLOVERS were seen at the Pond on Biddlecum Road north 
of Phoenix.







Madison County






     8/5: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen at the Great Swamp Conservancy 
north of Canastota.







Oneida County






     8/8: 5 Shorebird species including SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER were seen at Delta 
Lake at the Main Street Fishing Access area.

     8/10: 3 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Verona Beach State Park on 
Oneida Lake.







Herkimer County






     8/8: 2 BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS were seen at Carter Road near the bridge 
north of Old Forge.







Extralimital






     8/9: 2 SWALLOW-TAILED KITES were found after local reports were followed 
up at the corner of Kendall Creek Road and County Line Road in Albion , Orleans 
County. They were present yesterday and have been again reported today.




            




                     

     

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2020-08-03 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  Syracuse

* August 03, 2020

*  NYSY  08. 03. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

July 27 2020 to 

august 03, 2020

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: August 03 AT 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#714 Monday August 03, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

July 27, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

REDHEAD

PIPING PLOVER

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER

STILT SANDPIPER

SANDERLING

WHIMBREL

RED KNOT

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

SEDGE WREN

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

CERULEAN WARBLER

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     7/29: 9 Shorebird species including 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen 
from VanDyne Spoor Road. also seen were 6 SANDHILL CRANES.

     8/1: 7 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 8 STILT SANDPIPERS and 5 SANDHILL CRANES 
were seen at East Road Some of the Cranes were fledglings.

     10 WHIMBRELS were seen at VanDyne Spoor road in flight. 42 minutes later 
10 WHIMBRELS were seen in flight at the Visitor’s Center. Same birds? 2 
CERULEAN WARBLERS were seen in the forested area on Armitage Road.







Onondaga County






     Up to 5 SEDGE WRENS are still being heard in the Big Fields area west of 
60 road at the Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. RED CROSSBILLS were 
again found at the crossroads of Shakham Road and Herlihy Roads in Morgan Hill 
State Forest.

     7/28: A BLUE-WINGED TEAL and 3 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS were seen along 
the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.

     7/29: An early RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan 
Hill State Forest.

     7/30: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen on Penoyer Road in Fabius.

     8/2: 2 WHIMBREL were seen from the West Shore Trail on Onondaga Lake.







Oswego County






     One PIPING PLOVER, this year’s juvenile, is still being seen at the Sandy 
Pond Outlet on lake Ontario.

     7/29: A possible POMERINE JAEGER was seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake 
Ontario. Also seen were 12 SANDERLINGS and 2 WHIMBREL.The WHIMBREL and the 
SANDERLING were seen again of 8/2.

     7/30: A Male REDHEAD was seen in Oswego Harbor.







Cayuga County






     RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, now a family of 7, are still being seen at Fair 
Haven State Park.

     8/2: 4 WHIMBREL and a RED KNOT were seen at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair 
Haven.







Madison County






     A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the Great Swamp Conservancy north of 
Canastota. A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at the Madison Street Impoundment 
north of Hamilton.







Oneida County






     7/27: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Verona Beach State Park. 

     7/28: 2 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen at the Shenandoah Golf Course at 
Turningstone Casino.




    




        




                     

     

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2020-07-27 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* July 27, 2020

*  NYSY  07. 27. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

July 21 2020 to July 27, 2020

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: July 27 AT 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#713 Monday July 27, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

July 21, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




LEAST BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

GREAT EGRET

RUDDY DUCK

AMERICAN WIGEON

MERLIN

PEREGRINE FALCON

PIPING PLOVER

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER

STILT SANDPIPER

UPLAND SANDPIPER

SANDERLING

BONAPARTE’S GULL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

SEDGE WREN

CERULEAN WARBLER

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

PINE SISKIN

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     7/21: A CERULEAN WARBLER was found on Howland Island.

     7/24: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was found on the Wildlife Drive.

     7/26: 2 female RUDDY DUCKS were seen along the Wildlife Drive. 3 
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVERS were seen at Mays Point Pool.3 STILT SANDPIPERS and 4 
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen from East road. 10 shorebird species 
inclucing 3 STILT SANDPIPERS were seen at Carncross Road.

     7/26: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at the Visitor’s Center. 7 
Shorebird species including a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were found at Carncross 
Road.







Onondaga County






     SEDGE WRENS, 3 or more, are still being heard and occasionally seen in the 
big fields area of 3 Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville on a regular basis. 

     RED CROSSBILLS continue at Shakham Road and Morgan Hill Forest. Some were 
seen at the four corners parking area.

     7/22: A SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER was seen at the West Shore Trail of 
Onondaga Lake. It was seen again on the 26th. an AMERICAN WIGEON was also seen  
at this area. 

     7/24: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at Cedar Bay Park in Fayetteville.

     7/25: A MERLIN was seen on Fawn Ridge Road in Manlius.







Oswego County






     1 fledgling PIPING PLOVER continues to be spotted at the Sandy Pond outlet 
on Lake Ontario.

     7/23: A PINE SISKIN was seen at a feeder on Hinman Road north of Pulaski.

     7/25: A SANDERLING was seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet on lake Ontario.







Madison County






     7/22: 2 adults and 1 fledgling MERLINS were seen on Elizabeth Street in 
Oneida.







Oneida County






     7/21: A BONAPARTE’S GULL was seen at Delta Lake in Rome.

     7/22: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Verona Beach State Park on 
Oneida Lake. They were seen again on the 27th.

     7/23: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen on North Gage Road south of Poland.







Herkimer County






     7/22: A GREAT EGRET was spotted near the Frankfort Marina on the Mohawk 
River.

     7/24: A PEREGRINE FALCON continues in Little Falls.

     




        




                     

     

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2020-07-21 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* July 21, 2020

*  NYSY  07. 21. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

July 13 2020 to July 21, 2020

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: July 22 AT 10:00 a.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#712 Monday July 22, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

July 13, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




COMMON LOON

LEAST BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

BRANT

PIPING PLOVER

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER

STILT SANDPIPER

SANDHILL CRANE

WHIP-POOR-WILL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

SEDGE WREN

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     7/17: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen at Mays Point Pool. A PEREGRINE 
FALCON and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were seen along the Wildlife Drive.

     7/19: A LEAST BITTERN was found at Tschache Pool.

     7/20: A LEAST BITTERN was found at Howland Island. 3 SANDHILL CRANES 
including a fledgling, 3 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS and 2 SHORT-BILLED 
DOWITCHERS were all spotted from East Road. 9 species of shorebirds including 3 
STILT SANDPIPERS were all seen from VanDyne Spoor Road.







Cayuga County






     7/18: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen on Cayuga Street in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County






     Up to 5 SEDGE WRENS are being heard and sometimes seen in the big fields 
section of 3 Rivers WMA in Baldwinsville. Since this is a sensitive species in 
our area birders are asked to not stress these birds. Stay on the road when 
birding. Do not play recordings to get responses. Lets give these special birds 
a chance to nest.

     7/14: 2 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were found at Green Lakes State Park. They 
were relocated again on the 15th.

     7/15: 3 RED CROSSBILLS were heard and seen again at Morgan Hill State 
Forest and were noted through the 18th.

     7/19: an early COMMON LOON was seen on Oneida Lake from Oneida Shores 
State Park.







Oswego County






     7/15: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at 3 Mile Bay on the north shore of 
Oneida Lake.

     7/18: A fledgling PIPING PLOVER was seen at the  Sandy Pond inlet to Lake 
Ontario.

     7/20: A BRANT was seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake Ontario. Also seen 
were a PIPING PLOVER and a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER.







Madison County

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     7/19: 6 shorebird species including LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen on 
Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.







Oneida County

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     7/14: A LEAST BITTERN was seen at the Utica Marsh WMA.

     7/16: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was again heard from Preston Hill Road north of 
Oneida Lake.

     7/18: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Verona Beach State Park.




         




                     

     

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2020-07-13 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* July 13, 2020

*  NYSY  07. 13. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




July 06 2020 to July 13, 2020

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: July 13 AT 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#711 Monday July 13, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

June 29, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




LEAST BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

COMMON GOLDENEYE

RUDDY DUCK

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

SANDHILL CRANE

PIPING PLOVER

BLACK TERN

WHIP-POOR-WILL

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

PARULA WARBLER

CERULEAN WARBLER

ORCHARD ORIOLE

PINE SISKIN

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     7/8: A PRAIRIE WARBLER continues at the Visitor’s Center. A LEAST BITTERN 
and 11 BLACK TERNS were seen at Tschache Pool.

     7/12: 1 PARULA WARBLER and 3 CERULEAN WARBLERS were found at Howland 
Island. A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and 50 BLACK TERNS were seen along the 
Wildlife Drive. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was found at the Visitor’s Center. 
16LEAST SANDPIPERS and 2 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen from VanDyne Spoor 
Road. 3 ORCHARD ORIOLES and a LEAST BITTERN were seen at Guy Baldassarre Marsh.







Cayuga County






     7/7: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Fair Haven State Park. It was 
seen again on the 12th.







Onondaga County






     7/7: A rare for summer COMMON GOLDENEYE was seen on the Seneca River near 
Radisson River Park (private) north of Baldwinsville. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER 
continues at Whiskey Hollow Nature west of Baldwinsville.

     7/11: A LEAST BITTERN was found at the DewittMarsh and Landfill on Fisher 
Road in Syracuse.

     7/12: A RED CROSSBILL was found near Morgan Hill Road in the Morgan Hill 
State Forest.







Oswego County






     7/8: A PINE SISKIN was seen at a feeder on Baum Road In hastings.

     7/10: 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS were seen on Churchill Road south of Rt. 104 
in Parish.

     7/11: 3 PIPING PLOVERS continue at the outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake 
Ontario.

     7/12: A RUDDY DUCK was again located on Lake Neahtawanta in Fulton. A 
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was sound on Main Street in Richland.







Madison County






     7/7: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.







Oneida County






     7/9: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard on Preston Hill Road north of Oneida Lake.

     7/11: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Verona Beach State Park.

     7/12: 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were see in flight near Waterville High School.




       




                     

     

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2020-07-06 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* July 06, 2020

*  NYSY  07. 06. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




June 29 2020 to July 06, 2020

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: July 06 AT 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#710 Monday July 06, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

June 29, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




LEAST BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

COMMON GOLDENEYE

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

PEREGRINE FALCON

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

SANDHILL CRANE

PIPING PLOVER

COMMON TERN

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

PARULA WARBLER

CERULEAN WARBLER

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     6/1: A rare for the area PRAIRIE WARBLER was found on the Seneca Trail 
near the Visitor’s Center. It has continued to be seen and heard through the 
6th.

     6/3: A LEAST BITTERN was found at the Guy Baldassarre Marsh.

     6/4: A rare for the area PARULA WARBLER was found at Howland Island. Also 
found was a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER. Another rare for the area COMMON TERN was 
seen at VanDyne Marsh. Also seen was a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON. A 
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again seen at the forested area of Armitage road. A 
LEAST BITTERN was found along the Wildlife Drive.

     6/5: 7 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS and 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen along 
the Wildlife Drive.







Cayuga County

--




     6/5: a family of 5 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were seen along the Seneca river 
west of Bonta Bridge Road. These are continuing birds and have been studied for 
some time.







Onondaga County






     6/2: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen at Beaver Lake Nature Center west of 
Baldwinsville.

     6/4: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen flying south from Jamesville Ave. in 
Syracuse. It was carrying food and perhaps heading for a new nesting area.

     6/5: 2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS were found at Whiskey Hollow nature Preserve. A 
CERULEAN WARBLER was heard singing on Farnham Road on the east side of Cross 
Lake.







Oswego County






     5/29: 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were found on Main Street in Richland.

     5/30: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at Selkirk Shores State Park on 
Lake Ontario.

     6/3: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen at Sunset Bay Park on Lake 
Ontario.

     6/4: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen in Hastings. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was 
found on Searles Road south of Rt. 104 in Parish. It was heard again on the 5th.







Madison County






     6/3: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota. 8 
Cranes were seen on the 4th.

     6/6: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was heard on Eden Hollow Road just north of 
Sanderson Road.







Oneida County






     5/30: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen near Cleveland on Oneida Lake.

     6/6: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Verona Beach Statae Park on 
Oneida Lake.







Herkimer County






     5/30: A PEREGRINE FALCON was again seen in Little Falls.

     6/3: 4 COMMON GOLDENEYES including 3 young were found on Silver Lake north 
of Eagle Bay in the Adirondacks. This is quite a bit south of where they 
normally breed.

     6/4: 7 RED CROSSBILLS were seen and heard west of Limekiln Lake near Inlet 
in the Adirondacks.

     

     

     




                     

     

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2020-06-29 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* June 29, 2020

*  NYSY  06. 29. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




June 22 2020 to June 29, 2020

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: June 29 AT 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#709 Monday June 29, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

June 22, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




LEAST BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

RUDDY DUCK

PEREGRINE FALCON

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

SANDHILL CRANE

PIPING PLOVER

UPLAND SANDPIPER

BLACK TERN

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

FISH CROW

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

CERULEAN WARBLER

RED CROSSBILL

ORCHARD ORIOLE







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     6/22: 15 BLACK TERNS, 1 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 1 CERULEAN WARBLER 
were seen along the Wildlife Drive.

     6/24: 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS were found on Howland Island.

     6/25: 2 LEAST BITTERNS and 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Guy Baldassarre 
Marsh.

     6/26: 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS and 2 SANDHILL CRANES were found at Howland 
Island. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen along the Wildlife Drive. 

     6/27: 40 BLACK TERNS and 4 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen along the 
Wildlife Drive. 2 LEAST BITTERNS were seen at Tschache Pool.

     6/28: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was found at the Visitor’s Center. 2 
SANDHILL CRANES and 3 BLACK TERNS were seen from VanDyne Spoor Road.







Cayuga County






     6/26: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Fair Haven State Park.

     6/28: A CERULEAN WARBLER was found near the intersection of Rts. 104a and 
3 near Fair Haven.







Onondaga county






     6/22: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was found in the Elbridge Swamp area south of 
Peru Road.

     6/24: 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were found at Green Lakes State Park. A PEREGRINE 
FALCON was seen in Downtown Syracuse on Washington Street.

     6/26: 4 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen under the Hiawatha Boulevard 
Bridge on the Onondaga Creek Creekwalk. At least one was seen up to the 28th.

     6/28; An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at Whiskey Hollow Nature Preserve 
west of Baldwinsville. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was heard near the Skaneateles 
Aerodrome off of Rt. 41a south of Skaneateles.







Oswego County






     6/22: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found on Pulaski Street in Altmar.

     6/24: An Acadian Flycatcher was found on Searles Road south of Rt. 104 in 
Parish.

     6/25: A RUDDY DUCK was seen on Lake Neahtawanta in Fulton. 5 PIPING 
PLOVERS AND A BONAPARTE’S GULL were seen at Sandy Island State Park on Lake 
Ontario.

     6/26: 2 LEAST BITTERNS were seen in the vegetation in the Salmon River 
from the Rt. 3 bridge.







Oneida County






     6/23: A FISH CROW was heard in Oneida.

     6/26: 3 LEAST BITTERNS were seen in the Utica Marsh.

     6/27: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at Griffiss International Airport in 
Rome.

     6/28: 3 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen on North Gage road in Deerfield.







Herkimer County

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     6/29: A RED CROSSBILL was seen and heard in flight on North Road north of 
Old Forge.

     

     




                     

     

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2020-06-22 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* June 22, 2020

*  NYSY  06. 22. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




June 15 2020 to June 22, 2020

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: June 22 AT 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#708 Monday June 22, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

June 15, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN

GREAT EGRET

LEAST BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

SNOW GOOSE

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER

MERLIN

PEREGRINE FALCON

PIPING PLOVER

FRANKLIN’S GULL

BLACK TERN

SAW-WHET OWL

WHIP-POOR-WILL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

FISH CROW

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

LINCOLN’S SPARROW

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

CERULEAN WARBLER

PALM WARBLER

BLACKPOLL

PRAIRIE WARBLER

ORCHARD ORIOLE







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     6/15: BLACK TERN, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and LEAST BITTERN were all 
noted along the Wildlife Drive.

     6/17: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road. Also seen 
there were BLACK TERNS and a LEAST BITTERN.

     6/18: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues at the forested area of Armitage 
Road.

     6/20: 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen on the Wildlife Drive. 40 BLACK TERNS 
and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were seen at Tschache Pool. An ORCHARE ORIOLE 
was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road.

     6/21: A GREAT EGRET, a CERULEAN WARBLER and an ORCHARD ORIOLE were seen on 
Howland Island.







Cayuga County






     A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Fair Haven State Park.







Onondaga County






     6/16: A pair of RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were seen in the Seneca River in 
Baldwinsville.

     6/20: 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Green Lakes State Park. A GRASSHOPPER 
SPARROW was seen at Cedar Bay Park in Fayetteville.

     6/21: A PRAIRIE WARBLER continues at Green Lakes State Park.







Oswego County






     6/15: A BLACK VULTURE was seen and photographed from Hinman Road north of 
Pulaski.

     6/16: A LEAST BITTERN was found at Selkirk Shores State Park. 2 SNOW GEESE 
were found at Markowitz Road in Parish.

     6/19: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was again heard from Martin Road north of Oneida 
Lake.

     6/20: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen from Kibbe Lake Road north of 
Constantia.

     6/21: 5 PIPING PLOVERS were seen at the outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake 
Ontario.







Madison County






     6/16: The FRANKLIN’S GULL found last week at Ditchbank Road north of 
Canastota was seen briefly early in the day but has not been seen since. Also 
seen there were a FISH CROW, a CERULEAN WARBLER and an ORCHARD ORIOLE.







Oneida County






     6/16: A SAW-WHET OWL was heard on Brandy Lake Trail near Otter Lake.

     6/20: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again noted on Lakeshore Road at the 
northeast end of Oneida Lake.

     6/22: A MERLIN was found in Camden.







Herkimer County






     6/15: A PEREGRINE FALCON was again seen from West Casler Street in Little 
Falls.

     6/17: A PALM WARBLER, a SWAINSON’S THRUSH, a PHILADELPHIA VIREO and a 
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER were all found at Palm Warbler Bog near Stillwater in 
the Adirondacks.

     6/18: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen at Beaver River in the Adironcacks. 

     6/19: A BLACKPOLL, possibly 2 , was seen near Mount Colden in the 
Adirondacks.




                 

     

 End Report







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Baldwinsville NY

Region 5


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2020-06-15 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* June 15, 2020

*  NYSY  06. 15. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




June 08 2020 to June 15, 2020

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: June 15 AT 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#707 Monday June 15, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

June 08, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




COMMON LOON

AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

BARNACLE GOOSE

PEREGRINE FALCON

SANDHILL CRANE

RUDDY TURNSTONE

PIPING PLOVER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

BLACK TERN

SAW-WHET OWL

WHIP-POOR-WILL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER

fish crow

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

PRAIRIE WARBLER

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     6/9: 9 Shorebird species including BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and WHITE-RUMPED 
SANDPIPER were seen along the Wildlife Trail. 

     6/10: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen from East Road.

     6/11: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again seen in the forested area of 
Armitage Road.

     6/13: A COMMON LOON and 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen along the Wildlife 
Drive. A (the) AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road and was 
present through the 15th. A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen on Howland Island. 

     6/14: 3 BLACK TERNS, a SANDHILL CRANE and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were 
seen from East Road. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at the Guy 
Baldassarre Marsh. 2 SANDHILL CRANES and 10 BLACK TERNS were seen at VanDyne 
Spoor Marsh.







Cayuga County






     6/12: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again seen along the Seneca River west of 
Bonta Bridge Road. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again present at Fair Haven 
State Park.







Onondaga County






     6/8: A SAW-WHET OWL was heard in the Morgan Hill State forest. It has been 
heard through the 14th.

     6/9: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was again found at Green Lakes State Park and was 
found through the 14th. A CERULEAN WARBLER was found on Riverside Drive in Clay.

     6/10: A BARNACLE GOOSE was seen and photographed at Three Rivers WMA north 
of Baldwinsville.

     6/11: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was heard and recorded in Three Rivers 
WMA. 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were found at Cedar Bay Park in Fayetteville.

     6/12: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at the Seneca River Preserve near Timber 
Banks Golf Course.

     6/14: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Green Lakes State Park.

     6/15: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at Whiskey Hollow Nature Preserve 
west of Baldwinsville.







Oswego County






     6/8: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard near Cleveland on Rt. 49.

     6/12: 2 PIPING PLOVERS were again found at Sandy Island Beach State Park.







Madison County






     6/13: A FRANKLIN’S GULL was found in with nearly 800 Ring-billed Gulls on 
Ditch Bank Road north of Canastota. It has continued to be seen through today.

     6/14: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found on Ditchbank Road. 

     6/15: 2 FISH CROWS were heard on Ditchbank Road.







Oneida County






     6/9: RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were again found on lakeshore Road and Verona 
Beach State Paor at the east end of Oneida Lake.







Herkimer County






     6/9: 5 RED CROSSBILLS were found at Bald Mountain south of Inlet. 

     6/10: 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were found on VanValkenburg Road east of 
Richfield Springs.

     6/12: A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was heard on the Third Lake Trail near Old 
Forge.

     




            

     

 End Report







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Baldwinsville NY

Region 5


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2020-06-08 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* June 08, 2020

*  NYSY  06. 08. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




June 01 2020 to June 08, 2020

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: June 08 AT 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#706 Monday June 08, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

June 01, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




LEAST BITTERN

GREAT EGRET

BLACK VULTURE

PEREGRINE FALCON

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

SANDHILL CRANE

RUDDY TURNSTONE

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE

WHIMBREL

PIPING PLOVER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

UPLAND SANDPIPER

BLACK TERN

WHIP-POOR-WILL

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT

RED CROSSBILL







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     6/2: 8 shorebird species including RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and WHIMBREL were 
seen at the Wildlife Drive, mostly near the south end. A are for Montezuma 
COMMON TERN was seen also. The Phalarope was seen through the 4th. 

     6/3: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen on VanDyne Spoor Road.

6/6: PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continue at the forested area on Armitage Road.

     6/7: 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen on Howland Island. 5 BLACK TERNS were 
seen at Tschache Pool.







Onondaga County






     6/2: This was the last day the YELLOW BREASTED CHAT was seen at Labrador 
Hollow Unique Area.

     6/5: ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues in Whiskey Hollow Nature Preserve west 
of Baldwinsville.

     6/6: Up to 50 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were 
seen from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake. 2 PRAIRIE WARBLERS and 2 
ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Green Lakes state Park. A CERULEAN WARBLER was 
seen on Ferguson Road in the Cicero Swamp.

     6/7: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found at Cedar Bar Park in Fayetteville. A 
near albino Robin was seen and photographed in New Hartford.







Oswego County

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     6/3: 2 PIPING PLOVERS continue at the Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake Ontario. A 
RUDDY TURNSTONE was also seen. 2 late COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen on Hinman 
Road north of Pulaski.

     6/4: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS are still being seen at the north lookout of 
Derby Hill.

     6/6: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was seen at the second channel near the 
fishing access site on Toad Harbor Road on Oneida Lake. They have been found 
here in the past but have not been reported for a number of years.

     6/7: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and the PROTHONOTARY WARBLER were seen at the 
Toad Harbor site on Oneida Lake.

     6/8: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard on Sol Davis Road in Williamstown.







Cayuga County



     

     6/3: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again present at Fair Haven State Park.

     6/5: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again seen from the barge Canal near 
Brutus.

     




Madison County






     6/3: An ORCHARD ORIOLE and a CERULEAN WARBLER were seen on Ditch Bank Road 
north of Canastota.

     6/4: A FISH CROW continues on Ditchbank Road.

     6/5: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen in a plowed field near the 
Bridgeport-Kirkville Road.

     6/8: 7 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on Muller Hill Road east of Georgetown.







Oneida County






     6/2: A LEAST BITTERN was seen in the Utica Marsh. It was seen through the 
7th.

     6/3: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen at Verona Beach State Park.

     6/4: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard at the Preston Hill Gravel Pit north of 
Oneida Lake.

     6/6: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Anderson Road in Clinton. A 
PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at the Shenendoah Golf Course at Turningstone.

     6/8: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Rt.49 east of Jewell on Oneida 
Lake. 2 GREAT EGRETS were seen at Utica Marsh.







Herkimer County






     6/1: A BLACK VULTURE was seen and photographed on Westgate Drive in the 
Town of Schuyler.It was again present on the 3rd.

     6/4: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on the Third lake Trail near 
Inlet.

     6/7: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen in a field west of Dolgeville.

     




        

     

 End Report







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Baldwinsville NY

Region 5



    
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2020-06-01 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* June 01, 2020

*  NYSY  06. 01. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




May 25 2020 to June 01, 2020

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: June 01 AT 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#705 Monday June 01, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

May 25, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




LEAST BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

GLOSSY IBIS

WHITE-WINGED SCOTER

SANDHILL CRANE

RUDDY TURNSTONE

WILSON’S PHALAROPE

PIPING PLOVER

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

DUNLIN

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

WHIP-POOR-WILL

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT




Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     5/27: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Larue’s Lagoon on the 
Wildlife Trail.

     5/28: A LEAST BITTERN and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were spotted at Guy 
Baldassarre Marsh.

     5/29: A GLOSSY IBIS was seen at Guy Baldassarre Marsh. A WILSON’S 
PHALAROPE was seen at the Loop Road Unit north of Rt. 31. A LEAST BITTERN was 
found at Tschache Pool. 

     5/30: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the Mays Point Dam. PROTHONOTARY 
WARBLER and ORCHARD ORIOLE were seen at Howland Island from boats. A 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A PROTHONOTARY 
WARBLER(S) continues at the forested area of Armitage Road.

     5/31: 6 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen at the Loop Road Unit. 8 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and 14 RUDY TURNSTONES were seen at the beginning of the 
Main Pool. 2 BLACK TERNS were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.







Onondaga county






     5/26: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER were seen 
at Labrador Hollow Unique Area.

     5/27: ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS were found at Whiskey Hollow Nature Preserve 
west of Baldwinsville and Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. A PRAIRIE 
WARBLER continues at Green Lakes State Park. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from 
Jamesville Ave in Syracuse.

     5/29: 2 DUNLIN were found in pools on Solar Street near Destiny is 
Syracuse.

     5/30: A LEAST BITTERN was heard at the Dewitt Marsh on Fisher Road. A 
BLACK VULTURE was seen from Seneca Turnpike in Jamesville.

     5/3: A rare for our area YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was found at Labrador Hollow 
Unique Area. Also seen was a SANDHILL CRANE. The YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT is being 
seen again today.

     6/1: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was found at Labrador Hollow Unique Area. 







Derby Hill Bird Observatory






     The official Hawk count at Derby Hill ended this past week. The grand 
total was 82,684 Hawks counted this season. A special thank you to our counter, 
Karl Bardon for another great season.







Oswego County






     5/26: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard at the martin Road gravel pit north of 
Oneida Lake.

     5/30: 2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS a SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER and 2 PIPING PLOVERS 
were found at the Sandy Pone Outlet on Lake Ontario.







Cayuga county






     5/26: RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Fair Haven State Park.

     5/27: 2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair 
Haven.

     5/28: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was found near the Seneca River west of the 
Bonta Bridge Road. 2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen at 
West Barrier bar Park in Fair Haven. 

     5/29: A late WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was seen at Fair Haven State Park. An 
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was heard at Fair Haven State Park.







Madison County






     5/30: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen on Marsh Mill Road in Kirkville. 2 ORCHARD 
ORIOLES were seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.







Oneida county






     5/28: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER wa seen on Lakeshore Road near North Bay on 
Oneida Lake.

     5/30: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard on Preston Hill north of Oneida Lake.

     5/31: 3 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in the Utica Marsh WMA.




       

     

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2020-05-26 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* May 18, 2020

*  NYSY  05. 18. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




May 11 2020 to May 18, 2020

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: May 18 AT 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#702 Monday May 18, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

May 11, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




WESTERN GREBE (Extralimital)

LEAST BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

GLOSSY IBIS

BRANT

GREATER SCAUP

LESSER SCAUP

SANDHILL CRANE

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

UPLAND SANDPIPER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

GULL-BILLED TERN (Extralimital)

WHIP-POOR-WILL

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

SEDGE WREN

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER

CONNECTICUT WARBLER

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

CERULEAN WARBLER

PRAIRIE WARBLER

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

LARK SPARROW

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW

ORCHARD ORIOLE







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     5/20: A GLOSSY IBIS was found on the Wildlife Drive. It continues thru the 
22nd. A SEDGE WREN was reported from the Wildlife drive.

     5/22: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were spotted at 
Howland Island.

     5/23: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at the Visitor’s Center.

     5/24: Late GREATER and LESSER SCAUP were seen at VanDyne Spoor Road. 
CERULEAN and PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were reported from Howland Island. 4 
SANDHILL CRANES were spotted at the Morgan Road Marshes.

     5/25: An ORCHARD ORIOLE and 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen along the Wildlife 
Trail. A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road. A PROTHONOTARY 
WARBLER was again present at the Wooded area of Armitage Road.







Cayuga County






     5/18: 17 species of Warblers including GOLDEN-WINGED were found at 
theSterling Nature Center.

     5/20: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair 
Haven.

     5/21: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Fair Haven State Park. 12 
species of Warblers including a PRAIRIE WARBLER were seen at West Barrier Bar 
Park.

     5/22: A LARK SPARROW was found at West Barrier Park.

     5/24: A LEAST BITTERN, a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and a very rare for our 
area CONNECTICUT WARBLER were reported from West Barrier Bar Park. A 
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Sterling Nature Center.

     5/25: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, a PHILADELPHIA 
VIREO and 16 species of Warblers were reported from West Barrier Bar Park. An 
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found at the Sterling Nature Center.







Onondaga County






     5/20: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at the Gerber Topsoil Farm in Kirkville 
and were present thru the 25th. A LEAST BITTERN was heard at Three Rivers WMA 
north of Baldwinsville and was heard thru the 25th. A female GOLDEN-WINGED 
WARBLER was seen at Three Rivers WMA. A PRAIRIE WARBLER was found at Green 
Lakes State Park. It had continued through today.

     5/23: Up to 2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS have returned to Whiskey Hollow Nature 
Preserve west of Baldwinsville and have been found thru today.

     5/25: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Labrador Hollow Unique Area.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory






     A total of 5,681 hawks were counted at Derby Hill this week. 5/25 was the 
best day with a total of 3,041 hawks counted 2,589 of which were BROAD-WINGED 
HAWKS. It was also a record day for BALD EAGLES with 152 counted. Other 
notables were a resident RED-HEADED WOODPECKER(S) on 5/19 and a BLACK-CROWNED 
NIGHT-HERON on 5/21.







Oswego County






     5/20: 18 BRANT and 2 SNOW GEESE were seen on Oneida Lake form Mill Street 
in Constantia. 

     5/21: WHIP-POOR-WILLS were heard from Martin Road and the Roosevelt Gravel 
Pits north of Oneida Lake. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen by many at Sunset 
Bay Park on Lake Ontario in Scriba.

     5/22: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at Three Mile Bay on Oneida Lake. 
An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Hinman Road north of Pulaski.

     5/23: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Deer Creek Marsh on Lake 
Ontario.A LEAST BITTERN was heard at the Phoenix Water Wells north of County 
Rt. 12.

     5/24: GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES were found at the Sithe Energy Trail on 
LakeOntario and at Deer Creek Marsh on Lake Ontario. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER 
was seen at Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario.

     5/25: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO and a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER were seen at 
Sunset Bay Park.







Madison County






     5/22: 5 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at 

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2020-05-18 Thread Joseph Brin

RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* May 18, 2020

*  NYSY  05. 18. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




May 11 2020 to May 18, 2020

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: May 18 AT 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org

 

 

#702 Monday May 18, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

May 11, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




LEAST BITTERN

GREAT EGRET

WHITE-WINGED SCOTER

SURF SCOTER

GOLDEN EAGLE

RUDDY TURNSTONE

SANDERLING

WILSON’S PHALAROPE

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO

WHIP-POOR-WILL

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

SWAINSON’S THRUSH

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

CERULEAN WARBLER

CAPE MAY WARBLER

PRAIRIE WARBLER

PAINTED BUNTING

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

LINCOLN’S SPARROW

BLUE GROSBEAK

ORCHARD ORIOLE







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     5/16: A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER along with a number of CERULEAN WARBLERS 
were found on Howland Island. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and CERULEAN WARBLER were 
seen on Armitage Road.

     5/17: A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen on Esker Brook Trail. 2 ORCHARD 
ORIOLES were seen on the Wildlife Drive. 9 Shorebird species including 2 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and 13 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen at the 
visitor’s Center. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on VanDyne Spoor Road. 

     5/18: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen on the Loop Road north of Rt. 31.







Onondaga county






     5/12: A BLACK TERN was seen at Oneida Shores State Park.

     5/14: A very rare for the area PAINTED BUNTING (female) was seen at a 
residence on Lawrence Road in Marcellus. It was seen by many through the 16th. 
Much thanks to Kaye Fenlon for welcoming people to her property to see this 
special bird. A RUDDY TURNSTONE and 26 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen from 
Oneida Shores. 

     5/15: A BLACK TERN and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were seen at the Liverpool 
Marina on Onondaga Lake.

     5/16: A LEAST BITTERN was heard on Potter Pond at Three Rivers WMA north 
of Baldwinsville. A pair of SURF SCOTERS were seen on the east shore of 
Onondaga Lake. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at a residence on DeMong 
Drive in Syracuse.

     5/17: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen at Three rivers WMA. 2 CERULEAN 
WARBLERS were found at Green Lakes State Park. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from 
DeMong Drive in Syracuse.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory

 




     1,895 Hawks were counted at Derby this week. Only one GOLDEN EAGLE was 
counted this week. On 3/17 104 non raptor species were recorded. Other 
highlights were PRAIRIE WARBLER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER.







Oswego County






     5/13: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen near Cleveland.

     5/14: A SURF SCOTER was seen at Phillips Point of Oneida Lake.

     5/15: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Sunset Beach Park on Lake 
Ontario. A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Phillips Point on Oneida Lake.

     5/16: Amid the dearth of migrant Warblers seen at Sunset Beach Park were 
rarities such as WHIP-POOR-WILL, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH. 
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at the Sithe Energy Trails at Independence 
Way on Lake Ontario. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found at Carley’s Mills north of 
Central Square.

     5/17: At Sunset Bay Park ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and 
PHILADELPHIA VIREO were the highlights as migrants continue. A GOLDEN-WINGED 
WARBLER was seen on Dam Road in the Town of Richland. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was 
seen at a residence on Baum Road north of Central Square.







Cayuga County






     5/14: RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were again seen at Fair Haven State Park. 

     5/15: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO and a SANDERLING were seen at West Barrier Bar 
Park in Fair Haven.







Madison County






     5/11: A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.

     5/11: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen in Hamilton. A CERULEAN WARBLER was 
seen on Ditchbank Road.

     5/16: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Chapman Road in Lakeport.

     5/17: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Bailey Road in Chittenango.







Oneida county






     5/12: RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Verona Beach State Park.

     5/15: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard at the Preston Hill Gravel Pits north of 
Oneida Lake.

     5/17: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was heard on Perimeter Road in Rome.







Herkimer County

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     5/13: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found on Partridge Hill 

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2020-05-11 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* May 11, 2020

*  NYSY  05. 11. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




May 04 2020 to May 11, 2020

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: May 11 AT 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org

 

 

#701 Monday May 11, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

May 04, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN

LITTLE BLUE HERON

GOLDEN EAGLE

PIPING PLOVER

SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER

AMERICAN AVOCET

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

WILSON’S PHALAROPE

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

BLACK TERN

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

CERULEAN WARBLER

CAPE MAY WARBLER

PRAIRIE WARBLER

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER

SWAINSON’S THRUSH

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

LINCOLN’S SPARROW

BLUE GROSBEAK

ORCHARD ORIOLE

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW

ORCHARD ORIOLE

PINE SISKIN







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     5/6: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road. A CERULEAN 
WARBLER was found at Howland Island.

     5/8: 3 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at the Visitor’s Center.

     5/9: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A 
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen on east road. 10 Shorebird species including an 
early WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were seen from Loop Road north of Rt. 31. A 
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was seen near the nest boxes on Armitage Road and has been 
seen almost daily since. 

     5/10: A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen on Howland Island.







Onondaga County






     5/5: The adult LITTLE BLUE HERON was again seen at Hamlin Marsh on OLD 
Wetzel Road. 4 SANDHILL CRANES were seen there also.

     5/9: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen in the LeMoyne college Woods in 
Syracuse.A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the landfill from Cedar Bay Park in 
Fayetteville.

     5/10: 10 Warbler species including PRAIRIE and WILSON’S were found on the 
Perimiter Trail at Green Lakes State Park . A SANDHILL CRANE was seen at Three 
rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. A SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER was seen at the 
Gerber Topsoil Farm in Manlius.

     5/11: 17 WARBLER species including 4 CAPE MAYS were found at Three 
RiversWMA north of Baldwinsville. 11 species of Warblers including a 
GOLDEN-WINGED were seen at Hamlin Marsh on Old Wetzel Road. 2 SANDHILL CRANES 
were seen also.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory






     Cold weather and north winds made for a disappointing week at Derby. Only 
642 raptors were counted. One GOLDEN EAGLE was seen.







Oswego County






     5/6: A PIPING PLOVER was again seen at the Sandy Pond outlet. 2 SANDHILL 
CRANES were seen in flight at the intersection of Rt. 264 and Rt. 481 north of 
Phoenix

     5/7: A BLACK TERN was seen with Common Terns at Phillips Point on Oneida 
Lake. 

     5/10: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was heard on Bishop Road north of Pulaski.

     5/11: 11 species of Warblers including a PRAIRIE were seen at Sunset Bay 
Park on Lake Ontario in Scriba. An early WILLOW FLYCATCHER was seen at Phillips 
Point on Oneida Lake.







Cayuga County






     5/8: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Fair Haven state park near the 
lower level camps.







Madison County






     5/6: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at the Madison Street Impoundment north 
of Hamilton.

     5/7: A rare for our area YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was seen and photographed 
on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota. 

     5/8: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Ditchbank Road.

     5/10: A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was seen on Ditchbank Road.

     




Oneida county






     5/6: A PINE SISKIN was seen at the Spring Farms Nature Sanctuary south of 
Clinton.







Extralimital






     A very rare for upstate BLUE GROSBEAK has been seen numerous times this 
week at the Seneca Meadows Landfill in Seneca Falls. Special permission is 
needed to enter the facility. So far all who asked were granted entry and 
guided to the bird’s location. The facility deserves our thanks for their 
cooperation.







     




         




     

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2020-05-04 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* May 04, 2020

*  NYSY  05. 04. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




April 27 2020 to May 04, 2020

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: May 04 AT 11:00 a.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#700 Monday May 04, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

April 27, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-NECKED GREBE

AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN

LEAST BITTERN

LITTLE BLUE HERON

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

SURF SCOTER

GOLDEN EAGLE

BLACK VULTURE

PIPING PLOVER

WILSON’S PHALAROPE

UPLAND SANDPIPER

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

FORSTER’S TERN

BLACK TERN

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

SEDGE WREN

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

CERULEAN WARBLER

SWAINSON’S THRUSH

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

PINE SISKIN

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW

ORCHARD ORIOLE







     This seemed to be the week the passerines returned. 18 species of Warblers 
plus Vireos and Flycatchers were reported. Now if it will only stay warm for 
more than a day.







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     4/29: A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and a colorful female WILSON’S PHALAROPE 
were seen at Carncross Road. 

     5/2: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was seen on Howland Island. 6 Shorebird 
species including DUNLIN were seen along the Wildlife Drive. 26 BLACK TERNS 
were seen at Tschache Pool.

     5/3: A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen from West Loop Road north of Rt. 
31. 3 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were seen in flight from the Wildlife Drive. A 
CERULEAN WARBLER was found on Howland Island.







Onondaga County






     4/27: A SURF SCOTER was seen on Onondaga Lake from the West Shore Trail. 
It was seen the next day also.

     4/28: A BLACK VULTURE was seen near a residence on Jamesville Avenue in 
Syracuse. A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on Onondaga Lake from the West Shore 
Trail.

     5/3: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen in Coulter Park in Syracuse. A GRASSHOPPER 
SPARROW was seen along the Butternut Creek Trail in Dewitt. A rare for our area 
adult LITTLE BLUE HERON was found at the Hamlin Marsh on Old Wetzel Road in the 
Town of Clay. It was seen and photographed by many observers.  Also heard here 
was a LEAST BITTERN.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory.






     Derby Hill came to life this week. On the 2nd. 13,753 Hawks were counted a 
majority of which were BROAD-WINGS. In all 32,909 Hawks were counted this week. 
Only 1 GOLDEN EAGLE was seen this week. Other highlights were RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER, GLAUCOUS GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, SURF-SCOTER and 
WHIP-POOR-WILL.







Oswego County






     4/29: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Selkirk Shores State Park.

     5/1: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on Lake Road near Sunset Bay Park. A 
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Sandy Island State Park. A SEDGE WREN was 
heard at the Oswego County Airport . 

     5/2: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was heard on Toad Harbor Road in Cicero.A PIPING 
PLOVER was seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake Ontario. A PINE SISKIN was 
seen at a residence in Hinman Road north of Pulaski.

     5/3: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the Greenview Golf Course in West 
Monroe. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and an ORCHARD ORIOLE were seen near the 
SUNY Oswego Campus. A LEAST BITTERN was found at Crossroads Park in Central 
Square. A BLACK VULTURE was seen from Rt. 3 just north of the end of Rt. 104A 
east of Texas.







Madison County

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     5/1: A BLACK TERN was seen at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.

     5/3: 2 FORSTER’S TERNS were seen at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton. 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at Chapman Park west of lakeport and near 
Erieville.







Oneida County






     5/3: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen on Harrris Road south of Poland.







Herkimer County






     4/28: 4 PINE SISKINS were seen near Gray Lake south of Old Forge.

     




         




     

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2020-04-27 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* April 27, 2020

*  NYSY  04. 27. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




April 20 2020 to April 27, 2020

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: April 27 AT 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#699 Monday April 27, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

April 20, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

RED-NECKED GREBE

WHITE-PELICAN

AMERICAN BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

GREAT EGRET

EURASIAN WIGEON

SURF SCOTER

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

GOLDEN EAGLE

BLACK VULTURE

SORA

SPOTTED SANDPIPER

DUNLIN

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

PIPING PLOVER

ICELAND GULL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     Two AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS are still being seen just south of the 
Montezuma complex. they were reported from Frontenac harbor on Cayuga Lake this 
week.

     4/20:  A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was seen from Railroad Road off of 
VanDyne Spoor Road.

     4/25: An early LEAST SANDPIPER was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A SORA 
and an AMERICAN BITTERN were seen at Guy Baldassarre Marsh.

     4/26: An early SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen along the Wildlife Trail. A 
PECTORAL SANDPIPER and a DUNLIN were found at Carncross Road.

     An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen at the Visitor’s Center.







Onondaga County






     4/22: An early GRAY CATBIRD was founs at Barry Park in Syracuse. It 
(another) was seen on the 26th.

     4/24: A BLACK VULTURE was seen near the OCCRA site in Jamesville.

     4/25: A RED-THROATED LOON and 3 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen from the West 
Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake. A SORA and an AMERICAN BITTERN were found off of 
Ladd Road near Oneida Shores Park.

     4/27: A SURF SCOTER was seen from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory






     Another slow week at Derby. Only 3,303 raptors were recorded and only one 
day had over a thousand hawks . BROAD-WINGED HAWKS have taken over as the most 
numerous raptors counted as TURKEY VULTURE numbers drop off. 2 GOLDEN EAGLES 
and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK were counted this week.







Oswego County






     4/21: 2 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen in Muskrat Bay near Oneida Shores Park 
in Oneida Lake.

     4/23: A female PIPING PLOVER was seen near the Sandy Pond Outlet of Lake 
Ontario. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen near Pennelville.

     4/25: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in Peter Scott Swamp north of Phoenix.

     4/26: 2 SURF-SCOTERS were seen at Phillips Point of Oneida Lake. A 
SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen at the Prior Road Wetlands north of Phoenix.







Madison County






     4/24: A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen at the Madison Street Impoundment 
north of Hamilton.

     4/25: An ICELAND GULL was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.







Oneida county






     4/23: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Verona Beach State Park.







Herkimer County






     4/25: A GREAT EGRET was seen at the McKoons Road Wetland north of 
richfield Springs.




     




     

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2020-04-20 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  Syracuse

* April 20, 2020

*  NYSY  04. 20. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




April 13 2020 to April 20, 2020

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: April 20 AT 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#698 Monday April 20, 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

April 13, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




SURF SCOTER

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

BROAD-WINGED HAWK

GOLDEN EAGLE

SANDHILL CRANE

SORA

SPOTTED SANDPIPER

DUNLIN

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

LITTLE GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

BANK SWALLOW

CLIFF SWALLOW

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER

BROWN THRASHER

DICKCISSEL  

VESPER SPARROW













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     4/17: A DUNLIN was seen on the Wildlife Drive.

     4/18: A MARSH WREN was again heard on the Wildlife Drive. 2 SANDHILL 
CRANES were seen at the Audubon Center.

     4/19: 42 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen in the Main Pool. A BROAD-WINGED 
HAWK was seen on Esker Brook Trail. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on the Wildlife 
Drive. A SANDHILL CRANE was seen from East Road. A PEREGRINE FALCON, a COMMON 
GALLINULE and a SAVANNAH SPARROW were seen at Carncross Road.

     4/20: A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was seen on Armitage Road.







Cayuga County






     4/15: A LITTLE GULL was seen at West barrier Bar park in Fair Haven.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory






     It was a slow week at Derby. Only 1,778 Hawks were counted and no day had 
over a thousand Hawks. Only 1 GOLDEN EAGLE was seen. Other highlights were 2 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and a SAVANNAH SPARROW.







Oswego County






     A m,ale and female SURF SCOTER were seen together at Three Mile Bay on 
Oneida Lake. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at Oswego Harbor.

     4/19: A VESPER SPARROW was seen in Williamston.

     4/20: BANK SWALLOWS and CLIFF SWALLOWS were seen over the Oswego river in 
Phoenix.







Onondaga County






     4/14: A SORA was heard at the Ladd Road Marsh in Cicero

     4/15: A female DICKCISSEL is still being seen at a home on Limeledge Road 
in Marcellus.

     4/18: A SAVANNAH SPARROW was seen at Cedar Bay Park in Fayetteville. 2 
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS and a COMMON GALINULE were seen at 3 Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville.

     4/19: 2 BROWN THRASHERS were seen at Green Lakes State Park. A SPOTTED 
SANDPIPER was seen on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake. A SPRA was again 
found at the Ladd Road marsh in Cicero.







Madison County






     4/17: A SPOTTED SANDPIPER was seen on Ditchband Road north of Canastota.

     4/19: 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and a SAVANNAH SPARROW were seen on 
Ditchbank road.







Oneida County






     4/18: A late ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen near Poland.







Herkimer County






     4/15: A BROWN THRASHER was seen at Salisbury Corners north of Middleville.




     




     

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2020-04-13 Thread Joseph Brin

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* April 13, 2020

*  NYSY  04. 13. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




April 06 2020 to April 13, 2020

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: April 13 AT 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#697 Monday April 13 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

April 06, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

RED-NECKED GREBE

AMERICAN BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

ROSS’S GOOSE

GREAT EGRET

AMERICAN BITTERN

SURF SCOTER

BROAD-WINGED HAWK

BLACK VULTURE

GOLDEN EAGLE

SANDHILL CRANE

VIRGINIA RAIL

SORA

DUNLIN

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

ICELAND GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

BAND SWALLOW

NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER

LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH

EASTERN TOWHEE

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW

LARK SPARROW

VESPER SPARROW

PINE SISKIN













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     4/9: A BLACK VULTURE was seen on the Wildlife Trail.

     4/11: DUNLIN, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, WILSON’S SNIPE, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, VESPER SPARROW and SANDHILL CRANE were all reported 
on the Wildlife Trail. A BANK SWALLOW was seen on East Road. A PECTORAL 
SANDPIPER was seen on Carncross Road.

     4/12: An EASTERN TOWHEE was found at South Spring Pond Trail. 4 SANDHILL 
CRANED were seen at VanDyne Spoor road.

     4/13: A NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW was seen on the Wildlife Drive.







Derby Hill Bird Sanctuary






     4,417 Raptors were counted at Derby Hill this week . On 4/12 the first 
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS (22) were reported. Other highlights were 3 SANDHILL CRANES 
and 2 ROSS’S GEESE.







Oswego County






     The LARK SPARROW at Hinman Road north of Pulaski was seen up to 4/22. It 
has now been present for 97 days.

     4/7: a pair of SURF SCOTERS were seen at Phillips Point on Oneida Lake.

     4/8: 2 RED-NECKED GREBES and 2 AMERICAN BITTERNS were seen at Deer Creek 
Marsh near Rainbow Shores Road.

     4/10: An early GREAT EGRET was seen on County Rt. 58 north of Colosse.

     4/11: A VESPER SPARROW was seen at Sandy Island Beach state Park.







Onondaga County

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     4/6: A LESSER BLACK BLACKED GULL was seen at the Liverpool Marina on 
Onondaga Lake.

     4/7: A VIRGINIA RAIL was found at the Dewitt Marsh off of Fisher Road in 
Syracuse. A LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was found at Cedarvale Road east of Marcellus.

     4/10: A PINE SISKIN wa aeen at a feeder on Lawrence Road in Marcellus.

     4/11: A GOLDEN EAGLE wa spotted from Fox Road in Marietta.

      4/12: A GOLDEN EAGLE, a VESPER SPARROW and an EASTERN TOWHEE were all 
seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was 
found on the West Shore Trail on Onondaga Lake. A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen 
near Syracuse University.







Madison County






     4/8: A SORA was seen at the MADISON STREET IMPOUNDMENT north of Hamilton.

     4/10: An AMERICAN PIPIT was seenat Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.

     4/11: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, an ICELAND GULL, a GLAUCOUS GULL and a 
FISH CROW were all found on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota. A RED-THROATED 
LOON was found at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.







Oneida county






     4/9: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen at Belle Ave. in Utica.

     4/12: A VESPER SPARROW was found on Black Hollow road in Remsen.







Herkimer County






     4/6: An ICELAND GULL was seen at Hinckley Reservoir.




     




     

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2020-04-06 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* April 06, 2020

*  NYSY  04. 06. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




March 30 2020 to April 06, 2020

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: April 06 AT 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#696 Monday April 06 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

March 30, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

RED-NECKED GREBE

WHITE PELICAN

GREAT EGRET

AMERICAN BITTERN

EURASIAN WIGEON

SURF SCOTER

BLACK VULTURE

GOLDEN EAGLE

BONAPARTE’S GULL

DUNLIN

GREATER YELLOWLEGS

LESSER YELLOWLEGS

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

ICELAND GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

BARN SWALLOW

MARSH WREN

EASTERN TOWHEE

FOX SPARROW

LARK SPARROW

VESPER SPARROW













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     3/30: A MARSH WREN and a PEREGRINE FALCON were noted near the Visitor’s 
Center.

     3/31: The 2 WHITE PELICANS were again seen at the north end of Cayuga Lake 
near Mud Lock but in Seneca County. An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen from VanDyne 
Spoor Road.

     4/3: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Tschache Pool. A LESSER YELLOWLEGS was 
seen on the Wildlife Drive.

     4/4: A MARSH WREN was heard at Carncross Road. An AMERICAN BITTERN and a 
GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen on the Wildlife Drive.

     4/5: A DUNLIN was found at the Visitor’s Center. A SANDHILL CRANE was seen 
in the Martville area.

     4/6: A GREAT EGRET was seen from East Road.







Onondaga county






     3/31: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga 
Lake.

     4/2: A MARSH WREN was heard at the Dewitt Marsh.

     4/3: A BARN SWALLOW wa seen with Tree Swallows over the Seneca river in 
Balswinsville.

     5/5: At the Liverool Marina on Onondaga Lake a CASPIAN TERN, a number of 
RED-NECKED GREBES, a number of  BONAPARTE’S GULLS and a pair of SURF SCOTERS 
were seen. A FOX SPARROW and an EASTERN TOWHEE were seen at Three Rivers WMA 
north of Baldwinsville.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory






     Numbers were up this week at Derby but it was 95 per cent TURKEY VULTURES. 
The final count for the week was 16,682 raptors. Only one GOLDEN EAGLE was seen 
on 4/2. Other highlights were 7 SANDHILL CRANES, a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and an 
EASTERN TOWHEE.







Oswego County






     The LARK SPARROW continues!!! This bird has been coming to a feeding area 
on Hinman Road north of Pulaski and today marks day 91.

     4/5: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen near Co. Rt. 54 in Palermo. 21 BONAPARTE’S 
GULLS were seen on Oneida Lake from Constantia. A VESPER SPARROW was seen near 
the Mosquito Station at Three Mile Bay on Oneida Lake. 15 species of waterfowl 
and 9 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen at Phillips Point on Oneida Lake.







Cayuga County






     3/30: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues near the lower level cabins at 
Fair Haven State Park.

     4/2: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen near Martville.







Madison County






     3/31: A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen at Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.

     4/1: A BLACK VULTURE was seen from Ditchbank Road.

     4/2: 4 BLUE-WINGED TEAL were seen at the Great Swamp Conservancy north of 
Canastota.

     4/5: 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, an ICELAND GULL, a GLAUCOUS GULL and a 
PECTORAL SANDPIPER were all reported from Ditchbank Road. 2 RED-NECKED GREBES 
were seen at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.







Oneida County






     4/1: A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen on North Gage Road near Poland.

     4/4: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Verona Beach State Park on 
Oneida Lake.







Herkimer County






     3/31: An early FOX SPARROW was at a feeder on the Military Road north of 
Dolgeville.




     




     

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2020-03-30 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* March 30, 2020

*  NYSY  03. 30. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




March 23 2020 to March 30, 2020

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: March 30 AT 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#695 Monday March 30 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

March 23, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

RED-NECKED GREBE

WHITE PELICAN

AMERICAN BITTERN

EURASIAN WIGEON

BLACK VULTURE

GOLDEN EAGLE

BONAPARTE’S GULL

VIRGINIA RAIL

GREATER YELLOWLEGS

LESSER YELLOWLEGS

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

ICELAND GULL

SHORT-EARED OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

MARSH WREN

EASTERN TOWHEE

FOX SPARROW

CHIPPING SPARROW

LARK SPARROW













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     3/25: Seen at Carncross Road: GREATER YELLOWLEGS, NORTHERN SHRIKE, ICELAND 
GULL, 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS.

     3/28: 3 MARSH WRENS and a VIRGINIA RAIL were found near the Main Pool.

     3/29: 2 AMERICAN PELICANS were seen at the Morgan Road Marshes. By today 
they had moved and were found at the north end of Seneca Lake. They were seen 
from Mud Lock but seemed to be in Seneca County.

     3/30: One MARSH WREN and one VIRGINIA WREN were again heard at the 
Viritors Center near the Main Pool.







Onondaga County






     3/24: 2 SANDHILL CRANED were seen at Oxbow Road in Kirkville.

     3/25: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen in flight at the north end of 
Skaneateles Lake.

     3/26: An AMERICAN BITTERN and a SHORT-EARED OWL were spotted from the West 
Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake. A BLACK VULTURE was seen near the Erie Canal 
Trail in Fayetteville.

     3/27: A NORTHERN SHRIKE and a GOLDEN EAGLE were seen at Three Rivers WMA 
north of Baldwinsville. 

     3/29: A BLACK VULTURE was seen at Peck Road in Kirkville. The bird was 
seen in flight going toward Adams Street in Kirkville giving the fortunate 
observer  a chance to list it in Madison County also.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory






     Derby Hill had 6,186 raptors counted this week. 3/26 and 3/27 were the 
first days to have over one thousand raptors counted. 3/26 had 1,718 and 3/27 
had 1,874. As is normal for this time of year a vast majority of hawks counted 
were Turkey Vultures. 

Other highlights were 5 SANDHILL CRANES ON 3/26 and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER ON 
3/27.







Oswego County






     The LARK SPARROW at Hinman Road north of Pulaski continues! Today is 
day 84.

     3/27: 11 RED-NECKED GREBES were found at Philips Point on the north shore 
of Oneida Lake.

     3/28: A male EURASIAN WIGEON was found with a wide variety of waterfowl on 
Ox Creek at Co. Rt. 14 south of Fulton.

     3/30: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GUL was found at Toad Harbor Road south of Rt. 
49.







Cayuga County






     3/30: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen at Fair Haven State Park on 
Lake Ontario. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen with Ring-billed gulls at the 
wet area on Maiden Lane Road north of Port Byron.







Madison County






     3/23: A PECTORAL SANDPIPER and 2 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen from Ditchbank 
Road north of Canastota.

     3/24: 5 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Hamilton Street south of Hamilton.

     3/27: A GOLDEN EAGLE was see near the Madison Street Impoundment north of 
Hamilton.

     3/29: An ICELAND GULL was seen at Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.







Oneida county






     3/23: An early EASTERN TOWHEE was seen in Oriskiny.







Herkimer county






     3/26: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was again see near Salisbury Corners north of 
Middleville.




             




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2020-03-23 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* March 23, 2020

*  NYSY  03. 23. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




March 16 2020 to March 23, 2020

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: March 23 AT 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#694 Monday March 23 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

March 09, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




ROSS’S GOOSE

EURASIAN WIGEON

BARROW’S GOLDENEYE

SANDHILL CRANE

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

WILSON’S SNIPE

PEREGRINE FALCON

GOLDEN EAGLE

OSPREY

BONAPARTE’S GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

ICELAND GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

WHORT-EARED OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

MARSH WREN

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

EASTERN TOWHEE

FOX SPARROW

CHIPPING SPARROW

LARK SPARROW













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     3/18: An early MARSH WREN was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road.

     3/19: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Carncross Road.

     3/20: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at the Headquarter Pool on Howland 
Island. It was seen again on 3/22.

     3/21: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Howland Island.

     3/22: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen  at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. A CHIPPING 
SPARROW was seen on Towpath Road. 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen from Carncross 
Road.

     







Onondaga county






     Overwintering CHIPPING SPARROWS continue in Manlius and in Syracuse.

     3/18: An ICELAND GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen on Waters 
Road in Fabius.

     3/20: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at McBride Street in Syracuse.

     3/21: A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and a BONAPARTE’S GULL were seen at Oneida 
Shores Park in Brewerton.A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA north 
of Baldwinsville and relocated the next day.

     3/22: A possible GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on Fisher road in Syracuse. 5 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were found on Waters Road in Fabius. An OSPREY was 
seen at Onondaga Lake Park.

     3/23: An EASTERN TOWHEE was seen and photographed at Melo Circle in Clay. 
An OSPREY was seen from the Thruway in Mattydale.

     







Derby Hill Bird Sanctuary






     1,428 Raptors were counted at Derby Hill this week. 12 GOLDEN EAGLES were 
seenOther highlights were 7 ROSS’S GEESE, a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and 2 
GLAUCOUS GULLS. on 3/20 an estimated 41,000 non rapror migrants were counted, a 
majority being ictarids and waterfowl.







Oswego County






     The Hinmanville Road LARK SPARROW has now made it 77 days including today.

     3/19: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Cty. Rt. 54 north of Phoenix.

     3/21: A continuing FIELD SPARROW and a FOX SPARROW were seen at a feeder 
in Constantia.







Madison County






     3/17: A FOX SPARROW was seen in hamilton.

     3/23: An early PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen at Ditchbank Road north of 
Canastota.







Oneida County






     3/22: 2 Adult Male BARROW’S GOLDENEYES were seen from Lewis Point at the 
Southeast corner of Oneida Lake.

     3/23: A FOX SPARROW was at a feeder south of Forestport.







Herkimer County

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     3/21: A WILSON’S SNIPE was seen near Salisbury Corners north of 
Middleville.

     3/22: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Salisbury Corners.




          




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2020-03-16 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  Syracuse

* March 16, 2020

*  NYSY  03. 16. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




March 09 2020 to March 16, 2020

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: March 16 AT 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#693 Monday March 16 2020

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

March 09, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




ROSS’S GOOSE

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

EURASIAN WIGEON

BLACK VULTURE

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

GOLDEN EAGLE

BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

ICELAND GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL

SNOWY OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

TREE SWALLOW

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

LARK SPARROW

GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     3/9: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on East Road.

     3/10: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at the Morgan Road marsh It was seen 
through 3/12.

     311: A SORA was heard along the Wildlife Drive. A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER 
was found at VanDyne Spoor road.

     3/15: An EURASIAN WIGEON was found at the Headquarters Pond of Howland 
Island. 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen of Purser Road of the Northern Complex. A 
possible BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE was seen in flight grom East Road.

     3/16: A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET and a TREE SPARROW were seen on Towpath Road.







Cayuga County






     3/10: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues near the cabins at Fair Haven 
State Park.







Onondaga County






     3/9: A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen on the Butternut Creek Trail in 
Fayetteville.An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga 
Lake.

     3/10: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport in Syracuse.

     3/13: A CACKLING GOOSE wa seen from Mercer Park on the Seneca River in 
Baldwinsville.

     3/14: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Green Lakes State Park. A LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL was see on Skaneatekes Lake from the village.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory






     394 Raptors WERE COUNTED AT DERBY HILL THIS WEEK.

     3/9: 1 GOLDEN EAGLE

     3/12: 2 GOLDEN EAGLES, 2 CACKLING GEESE, 1 TREE SWALLOW. 

     3/14: Seasons first NORTHERN GOSHAWK, ROSS’S GOOSE, 6 SANDHILL CRANES, 1 
GLAUCOUS GULL.

     3/15: 1 GOLDEN EAGLE.







Oswego County



 

     The LARK SPARROW continues on Hinman Road north of Pulaski. Today was day 
70. 

     3/10: 3 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS were seen on Chesbro Road in Pennelville.







Madison County






     3/10: A ROSS’S GOOSE AND a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen on Ditchbank 
Road north of Canastota.

     3/15: An ICELAND GULL was found on Ditchbank Road.







Oneida county






     3/12: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen along Rt. 31 west of Verona.

     3/14: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Verona Beach State Park on 
Oneida Lake.







Herkimer county






     3/10: The GOLDEN CROWNED SPARROW was again seen at a feeder at the 
intersection of Albany Road and Soncody Road but could nor be relocated on 
ensuing days.

     3/11: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen near McKoons Road Pond north of Richfield 
Springs.

     3/13: A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was heard near Moss Lake north of Eagle Bay.




Spring Migrants reported up to today:

     




     

KILLDEER

     EASTERN MEADOWLARK

     RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

     NORTHERN GOSHAWK

     AMERICAN WOODCOCK

     SORA

     RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

     RUSTY BLACKBIRD

         




         




 End Report







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2020-03-09 Thread Joseph Brin

RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* March 09, 2020

*  NYSY  03. 09. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




March 02 2020 to March 09, 2020

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: March 09 AT 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#692 Monday March 09

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

March 02, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

SNOW GOOSE

ROSS’S GOOSE

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL

TUFTED DUCK

PEREGRINE FALCON

GOLDEN EAGLE

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

ICELAND GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

SNOWY OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

LARK SPARROW

GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     On 3/7 a flock of SNOW GEESE estimated to be 50,000 in number were seen at 
the north side (Wayne county) of the mucklands along Rt. 31 wast of the Seneca 
River. The next day the same (probably) group were observed at Puddlers Marsh 
(Seneca County) from East road.

     2/5: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen at Carncross Road. A ROSS’S 
GOOSE was seen at the Visitor’s Center. 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at VanDyne 
Spoor Road.

     2/7: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen in the mucklands along Rt. 31. An ICELAND 
GULL was seen at Carncross Road.

     2/8: At East road a GOLDEN EAGLE, a NORTHERN SHRIKE, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR 
and 2 SANDHILL CRANES were found.







Cayuga county






     3/2: The TUFTED DUCK was seen again in Little Sodus Bay at Fair Haven 
State Park.

     3/3: An immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the camping area on 
Sand Point Drive in Fair Haven State Park.







Onondaga County






     3/3: 3 CACKLING GEESE were seen in Skaneateles Lake from the Village.

     3/4: An EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen in Onondaga Lake from the West 
Shore Trail. A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen in the Seneca River from 
Mercer Park in Baldwinsville. 

     3/6: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville. An ICELAND GULL was seen from the West Shore Trail on Onondaga 
Lake. A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport. A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at 
Mercer Park in Baldwinsville and seen again of the 8th.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory






     The first official full week of Hawk counting at Derby Hill yielded 213 
raptors. The Highlight was the seasons first GOLDEN EAGLE on 3/5.







Oswego County






     The LARK SPARROW at Hinman Road north of Pulaski was seen yesterday making 
it 62 days. Not seen yet today.

     3/5: A RED-THROATED LOON and a PEREGRINE FALCON were seen at Fort Ontario 
is Oswego.







Madison County






     3/4: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was found on Ditchbank Road north of 
Canastota.

     3/6: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 5 ICELAND GULLS and a GLAUCOUS GULL were 
all seen at Ditchbank Road.

     3/8: A CACKLING GOOSE was found on Colton Road in Canastota.







Oneida county

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     3/7: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Verona Beach State Park on 
Oneida Lake.







Herkimer county






     3/6: A  rare for anywhere in New York GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was seen at 
photographed at a feeder at the corner of Albany Road and Soncody Road north of 
West Winfield. Despite much effort the bird has nor been seen again.

     3/7: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen between Old Forge and Eagle Bay in the 
Adirondacks. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in Little Falls.

   

    




         




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2020-02-24 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* February 17, 2020

*  NYSY  02. 17. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




February 10 2020 to February 17, 2020

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: February 17 AT 11:00 a.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#690 Monday February 17

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

February 10, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

HARLEQUIN DUCK

BARROW’S GOLDENEYE

RUDDY DUCK

BLACK SCOTER

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

AMERICAN WOODCOCK

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

SNOWY OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

EASTERN TOWHEE

FIELD SPARROW

CHIPPING SPARROW

LARK SPARROW

YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD

PINE SISKIN

COMMON REDPOLL













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     2/20: 2 YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS were found on Armitage Road near the 
north end of East Road. One appeared to be a juvenile/female type, the other an 
adult male. They were in the company of other icterids and favored a feeder on 
Armitage although they were also seen on Olmstead Road to the west. One or both 
were seen again of the 22nd. and the 23rd. 

     2/23: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen on Olmstead Road. A SHORT-EARED OWL 
was seen and nicely photographed on a power pole on Rt. 31 in the mucklands 
west of the Seneca River.







Cayuga county






     The adult male TUFTED DUCK found last week in Little Sodus Bay in Fair 
Haven has continued to be seen throughout the week. It is mostly seen from the 
east side of the bay but some have spotted it from the west side from Hadcock 
Drive. It was reported through yesterday.

     2.23: An AMERICAN WOODCOCK was reportedly heard from Hadcock Road in Fair 
Haven.







Onondaga County






     2/17: A PINE SISKIN was seen on Jerome Road near Fabius.

     2/18: 2 ICELAND and 1 GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at the Liverpool Marina on 
Onondaga Lake.

     2/21: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport in Syracuse. An ICELAND GULL 
and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were found in the Inner Harbor south of Onondaga 
Lake in Syracuse.

     2/22: A RUDDY DUCK continues in the Inner Harbor.

     2/23: 2 CHIPPING SPARROWS continue at a feeder in Manlius. A NORTHERN 
SHRIKE was seen on the Erie Canal trail in Kirkville. An ICELAND GULL was 
spotted from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.







Oswego county






     The LARK SPARROW was seen on the 23rd. making it 48 days at the location 
on Hinman Road north of Pulaski.

     The adult male HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen again in Oswego Harbor on the 17th. 
and the 22nd. 

     3 female BLACK SCOTERS were seen in Oswego Harbor on the 19th.

     A female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was present again this week at Oswego Harbor 
and was reported on the 17th. the 21st. and the 22nd.

     2/17: A RED HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Noyes Sanctuary on Lake Ontario 
in the Town of Scriba.

     2/18: A COMMON REDPOLL was seen at a feeder on Hinman Road north of 
Pulaski.

     2/22: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen in Oswego Harbor.

     2/23: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen at Derby Hill. An ICELAND GULL was 
seen from East river Road in Brewerton.







Madison County






     2/21: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at the 
Madison County Landfill on Buyea Road south of Canastota.

     2/23: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and an ICELAND GULL were seen on 
Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.




    




         




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2020-02-17 Thread Joseph Brin

RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* February 17, 2020

*  NYSY  02. 17. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




February 10 2020 to February 17, 2020

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: February 17 AT 11:00 a.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#690 Monday February 17

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

February 10, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

CACKLING GOOSE

WOOD DUCK

NORTHERN SHOVELER

AMERICAN WIGEON

HARLEQUIN DUCK

BARROW’S GOLDENEYE

RUDDY DUCK

BLACK SCOTER

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

SNOWY OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

DICKCISSEL

FIELD SPARROW

CHIPPING SPARROW

WHITE CROWNED SPARROW

LARK SPARROW

DICKCISSEL

LAPLAND LONGSPUR

COMMON REDPOLL













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     No reports this week.







Onondaga County






     2/10: An AMERICAN WIGEON was seen at the mouth of Nine Mile Creek on 
Onondaga Lake.

     2/11: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was spotted at Pratt”s Falls County park. A 
LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on No. 9 Road south of Manlius.

     2.12: The female DICKCISSEL found earlier in January on Limeledge Road in 
Marcellus made another appearance but has not been reported since. An ICELAND 
GULL, 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS and 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were all seen at the 
Liverpool Marina on Onondaga Lake.

     2/14: The adult male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was again seen on the Oswego River 
in Phoenix on the onondaga County side. 

     2/15: A WOOD DUCK was seen on the Oswego River from Radisson. 2 ICELAND 
GULLS and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen at the Inner Harbor near Destiny 
Shopping Center in Syracuse. 2 SNOWY OWLS were seen at Hancock Airport in 
Syracuse.

     2/16: 2 NORTHERN SHOVELERS and 2 CACKLING GEESE were seen from the West 
Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake. A RUDDY DUCK continues at the Inner Harbor.







Oswego County






     The LARK SPARROW made it to day 41 yesterday on Hinman Road north of 
Pulaski.

     A FIELD SPARROW continues to overwinter at a feeder in Constantia.

     2/11: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen in Oswego Harbor.

     2/11: A BLACK SCOTER was again seen in Oswego Harbor and continued to 
2/16. A male HARLEQUIN DUCK was again seen in Oswego Harbor and continued to 
2/16. The adult male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was again found in the oswego River in 
Phoenix and was seen through 2/15.

     2/14: A BLACK SCOTER, an ICELAND GULL and a GLAUCOUS GULL were all found 
in Oswego Harbor. A female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was spotted from Fort Ontario in 
Oswego and was seen through the 16th. A COMMON REDPOLL was reported on Hoyt 
Road in Pennelville.

     2/16: An ICELAND GULL was seen near Lock 6 on the Oswego River in Oswego.







Cayuga County






     2/13: A male TUFTED DUCK was found in Little Sodus Bay in Fair Haven and 
has continued to be seen through the 16th.

     2/15: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at the lower camp sites in Fair 
Haven State Park.







Madison County






     2/16: 5 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen on Pleasant Valley Road south of 
Peterboro.







Oneida County






     2/16: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen on Perimeter Road in Rome.

 




    




         




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2020-02-10 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* February 10, 2020

*  NYSY  02. 10. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




February 03 2020 to February 10, 2020

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: February 10 AT 11:00 a.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#689 Monday February 10

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

February 03, 2020

 

Highlights:

---

TUNDRA SWAN

TRUMPETER SWAN

CACKLING GOOSE

WOOD DUCK

HARLEQUIN DUCK

BARROW’S GOLDENEYE

RUDDY DUCK

BLACK SCOTER

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

SNOWY OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

COMMON GRACKLE

DICKCISSEL

FIELD SPARROW

CHIPPING SPARROW

WHITE CROWNED SPARROW

LARK SPARROW

PINE SISKIN













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     2/4: 9 TRUMPETER and 4 TUNDRA SWANS were seen from VanDyne Spoor road.







Onondaga County






     Two CHIPPING SPARROWS are still coming to a feeder in Manlius and appear 
to be overwintering.

     2/3: The female DICKCISSEL was again seen at Century Stables on Limeledge 
Road in Marcellus.

     2/5: 2 COMMON GRACKLES were seen at a feeder in Baldwinsville. An AMERICAN 
WIGEON was seen from the West Shore Trail on Onondaga Lake.

     2/6: A RUDDY DUCK was seen in the inner Harbor of Onondaga Creek near 
Destiny Shopping Mall.

     2/7: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen on Pompeu Center Road south of Rt. 
20. A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport. A CHIPPING SPARROW was seen on 
Comstock Street in Syracuse.

     2/8: A RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD was seen on Sunview Drive in Elbridge.

     2/9: An adult male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was found on the Oswego River in 
Phoenix. Because the county line divides the river the bird can be counted in 
Onondaga and Oswego Counties as it moves. No report yet today.







Oswego County






     The LARK SPARROW coming to a feeder on Hinman Road north of Pulaski was 
present today making it the 35th. day it has been seen.

     2/5: A TUNDRA SWAN was found on Guile Road in Fulton.

     2/9: The afore mentioned BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen by many on the Oswego 
River in Phoenix. At Oswego Harbor an ICELAND GULL, a BLACK SCOTER and the male 
HARLEQUIN DUCK are still being seen. 3CACKLING GEESE were seen from the Rt.57 
pulloff near Owens Road north of Phoenix. A FIELD sparrow continues at a feeder 
in Constantia.

     2/10: A WOOD DUCK was again found at Indian Point on the Oswego River 
north of Fulton.







Cayuga County






     2/4: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, an adult and a juvenile, were seen at Fair 
Haven State Park.

     2/9: TRUMPETER, TUNDRA and MUTE SWANS were seen at Fair Haven.







Madison County






     2/4: A GLAUCOUS GULL and 3 ICELAND GULLS were seen at the Madison County 
Landfill south of Canastota.

     2/8: A NORTHERN SHRIKE continues on Eden Hollow Road east of Erieville.







Oneida county






     2/5: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen from Rt. 31 west of Turning Stone Casino.







Herkimer County






     2/3: 2 PINE SISKINS were seen north of Lake Rondaxe near Old Forge.




   




         




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2020-02-03 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  Syracuse

* February 03, 2020

*  NYSY  02. 03. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




January 27 2020 to February 03, 2020

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: February 03 AT 2:00 p.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#688 Monday February 03

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

January 27, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-THROATED LOON

HARLEQUIN DUCK

RUDDY DUCK

BLACK SCOTER

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

BLACK-HEADED GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

COMMON GRACKLE

DICKCISSEL

SAVANNAH SPARROW

FIELD SPARROW

CHIPPING SPARROW

LARK SPARROW

PURPLE FINCH













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     1/28: A SNOWY OWL was seen in the mucklands on Rt. 31 west of the Seneca 
River.







Onondaga County






     1/28: This was the last sighting of the DICKCISSEL on Limeledge Road in 
Marcellus.

     1/30: A CHIPPING SPARROW continues in Manlius.

     1/31: A FIELD SPARROW was seen on the Creekwalk north of VanRenselear 
Street in Syracuse.

     2/1: This was the last sighting of the BLACK-HEADED GULL at the Liverpool 
Marina on Onondaga Lake. also seen there were an ICELAND GULL, a LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL, a GLAUCOUS GULL and a PEREGRINE FALCON.

     2/2: A COMMON GRACKLE continues at Melo Circle in Clay. A GLAUCOUS GULL 
was seen at the Liverpool Marina. An ICELAND GULL was seen on the West Shore 
Trail of Onondaga Lake. A RUDDY DUCK was seen at the Inner Harbor on West 
Kirkpatrick Street in Syracuse. A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport.







Oswego County






     The LARK SPARROW at Hinman Road north of Pulaski is present today for the 
28th. consecutive day. 

     1/28: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Oswego Harbor.

     1/30: The adult male HARLEQUIN DUCK was again seen from Fort Ontario Park 
at Oswego.

     2/2: A BLACK SCOTER and a RED-THROATED LOON were seen at Oswego Harbor. A 
FIELD SPARROW continues at a feeder in Constantia.. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen 
from Rt. 481 north of Fulton. A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on Bishop Hill Road 
north of Pulaski. 







Cayuga County






     1/31: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Fair Haven State Park.







Madison County






     2/1: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, a GLAUCOUS GULL and an ICELAND GULL were 
all found at the Madison county Landfill south of Canastota. A NORTHERN SHRIKE 
was seen at the intersection of Eatonville Road and Eaton Hollow Road east of 
Erieville.







Oneida County

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     2/2: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, uncommon so far this winter, was seen from Rt. 8 
south of Poland.







Herkimer County






     1/29: A PURPLE FINCH was seen at a feeder on Military Road north of 
Dolgeville.




        




         




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2020-01-27 Thread Joseph Brin

RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* January 27, 2020

*  NYSY  01. 27. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




January 20 2020 to January 27, 2020

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: January 27 AT 11:00 a.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#687 Monday January 27

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

January 20, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




HARLEQUIN DUCK

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

BLACK-HEADED GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

COMMON GRACKLE

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

DICKCISSEL

LAPLAND LONGSPUR

SAVANNAH SPARROW

FIELD SPARROW

LARK SPARROW

EASTERN TOWHEE










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     1/22: A SAVANNAH SPARROW was seen along East Road.







Onondaga county






     CHIPPING SPARROWS were again found in Manlius and this week in 
Baldwinsville.

     1/20: A BLACK-HEADED GULL ,initially found on 1/19, has been seen through 
the week in various locations on the Seneca river in Baldwinsville. It was last 
seen at about 1:00 p.m. on 1/24. Later that day at 4:00 a (the) bird was seen 
at Liverpool Marina on Onondaga Lake. There have been no recent sightings.

     The female DICKSISSEL found on 1/20 has continues through the week on 
Limeledge Road in Marcellus. Seen yesterday but no report yet today.

     A RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD was seen at a feeder in Elbridge.

     1/21: An EASTERN TOWHEE was seen at a feeder on Windy Hill Road in Pompey 
Center.

     1/23: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Sheets Road south of Baldwinsville. A 
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.

     1/24: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on the ice on the Seneca River 
in Baldwinsville.

     1/25: An ICELAND GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse.

     1/26: A COMMON GRACKLE was seen on Peppermill Lane in North Syracuse. A 
GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the Liverpool Marina on Onondaga Lake.







Oswego County






     The LARK SPARROW is present today on Hinman Road north of Pulaski. this is 
now day 21 for this bird. Awsome!!!

     1/22: A FIELD SPARROW continues at a feeder in Constantia. An adult male 
HARLEQUIN DUCK is again being seen from Fort Ontario Park in Oswego and was 
still present yesterday. 

     1/23: BLACK SCOTER, SURF SCOTER, GREEN-WING TEAL and CACKLING GOOSE were 
all reported from Oswego Harbor.

     1/24: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen from Fort Ontario Park in Oswego. A 
WOOD DUCK was seen on Lake Ontario in Port Ontario. It was relocated on 1/26. 







Cayuga County






     1/20: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen on Pond Shore Drive in Fair 
Have State Park and has continued through 1/26. A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at 
West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven.

     1/22: A SNOWY OWL was seen at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair haven. A 
CACKLING GOOSE, a GLAUCOUS GULL and a SURF SCOTER were all seen in  Little 
Sodus Bay in Fair Haven.







Oneida County






     1/20: An EASTERN TOWHEE was seen on Cider Street in Oriskiney.







Herkimer county






     1/22: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on West End Road in the Town of Fairfield.

     1/25: A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was seen on Figert Road in the Town of Ohio.

     

       




         




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2020-01-20 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* January 20, 2020

*  NYSY  01. 20. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




January 13 2020 to January 20, 2020

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: January 20 AT 7:00 p.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#686 Monday January 20

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

January 13, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-NECKED GREBE

TRUMPETER SWAN

SNOW GOOSE

HARLEQUIN DUCK

GOLDEN EAGLE

PEREGRINE FALCON

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

BLACK-HEADED GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

DICKCISSEL

LARK SPARROW

FIELD SPARROW

PINE SISKIN










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     1/13: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen in the marsh from Morgan Road.

     1/15: 2 TRUMPETER SWANS were seen on the Loop Road Unit north of Rt. 31. 
An estimated 2,500 SNOW GEESE were seen in the Morgan road Marsh.

     1/17: 6 species of waterfowl including 40 CANVASBACKS were seen at the 
Visitors Center







Cayuga County






     1/14: A SNOWY OWL was seen at West barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County






     CHIPPING SPARROWS were seen in three locations and seem to be 
overwintering.

     1/13: 11 species of waterfowl and a RED-NECKED GREBE were seen from the 
West Shore trail of Onondaga Lake.

     1/15: 3 PINE SISKINS were seen in Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse.

     1/18: An ICELAND GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor near Van Renselear 
Street in Syracuse. A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on Gully Road near Skaneateles.

     1/19: A rare for the area BLACK-HEADED GULL was found on the Seneca River 
in Baldwinsville. It was relocated again today (1/20) and seems to be moving 
around with the other gulls. Also seen was a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. A SNOWY 
OWL was seen at Hancock Airport.

     1/20: A rare for the area DICKCISSEL was found at feeders on Limeledge 
Road at Century Stables. A SNOWY OWL was again seen at Hancock Airport.







Oswego County






     The LARK SPARROW found last week on Hinman Road north of Pulaski continues 
to Come to feeders and is seen daily.

     1/14: A male HARLEQUIN DUCK was found in Oswego Harbor at Fort Ontario 
Park. An ICELAND GULL was seen from Breitbeck Park in Oswego Harbor.

     1/16: A FIELD SPARROW continues at a feeder in Constantia.

     1/18: The HARLEQUIN DUCK was again seen from Fort Ontario Park.

     1/19: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen in the Oswego River in Phoenix. 

     1/20: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Nine Mile Point Road on Lake 
Ontario.







Madison County






     1/16: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on Eden Hollow Road.







Oneida County






     1/13: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on the Adirondack Bank Building in 
Utica. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Drive 34 south of Rt. 49 on Oneida 
Lake in North Bay.







Herkimer county






     1/17: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at a private residence hunting birds on 
Military Road north of Dolgeville.

     1/18: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen near Moss Island in Little Falls.




          




         




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2020-01-13 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* January 13, 2020

*  NYSY  01. 13. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




January 06 2020 to January 13, 2020

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: January 13 AT 11:00 a.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#685 Monday January 13

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

January 6, 2020

 

Highlights:

---




RED-NECKED GREBE

PEREGRINE FALCON

TURKEY VULTURE

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

FISH CROW

LARK SPARROW

FIELD SPARROW

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

COMMON GRACKLE










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     1/8: A SNOWY OWL was seen in the Mucklands along Rt. 31 west of the Hamlet 
of Montezuma.

     1/10: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen in the Mucklands.

     1/12: An ICELAND GULL and a PEREGRINE FALCON were seen in the Mucklands.







Cayuga county






     1/8: A SNOWY OWL was found at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven.

     1/10: A SNOWY OWL was again seen at West Barrier Bar Park. An ICELAND GULL 
was seen on Little Sodus Bay in Fair Haven.

     1/11: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen near the cabins at Fair Haven State 
Park.







Onondaga County






     1/7: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.

     1/9: A FISH CROW, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, a GLAUCOUS GULL and an 
ICELAND GULL were all found at the Inner Harbor near Destiny Shopping Center in 
Suracuse.

     1/10: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen onOnondaga Lake from the West Shore 
Trail.

     1/11: An ICELAND GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen at the 
Inner Harbor in Syracuse. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in Baldwinsville.

     1/12: 2 COMMON GRACKLES continue at a feeder on Sunview Drive in Elbridge. 
A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport.




Oswego County






     A LARK SPARROW initially at a feeder found on 1/7 on Hinmanville Road 
north of Pulaski has been seen daily through the week. It has been sighted 
again today 1/13.

     1/6: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Breitbeck Park in Oswego. 

     1/8: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Derby Hill on Lake Ontario. A 
FIELD SPARROW was seen at a feeder is Constantia.

     1/9: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Noyes Sanctuary on Lake Ontario, 
Town of Scriba. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Hinman Road north of Pulaski.

     1/10: A PEREGRINE FALCON, an ICELAND GULL and a GLAUCOUS GULL were all 
seen from Breitbeck Park in Oswego.







Madison County






     1/7: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was again present on Eden Hollow Road east of 
Erieville. 

     1/10: A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen at the Lions Botanical Garden in 
Chittenango.

     1/11: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL along with an ICELAND and a GLAUCOUS GULL 
were all seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.

     1/12: A TURKEY VULTURE was seen in flight over Clockville south of 
Canastota. An ICELAND GULL was again present on Ditchbank Road.




     




         




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2020-01-06 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* January 06, 2020

*  NYSY  01. 06. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




December 30 2019 to January 06, 2020

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: January 06 AT 2:00 p.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#684 Monday December 31

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

December 30

 

Highlights:

---

RED-THROATED LOON

CACKLING GOOSE

WOOD DUCK

GREEN-WINGED TEAL

CACKLING GOOSE

PEREGRINE FALCON

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

FISH CROW

WINTER WREN

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     1/1: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen in the marsh between Morgan and 
Carncross Roads. One was seen the next day.

     1/2: A male WOOD DUCK was seen from Armitage Road and has been present 
through  today.







Onondaga County






     12/30: A WOOD DUCK was seen near Vincent Corners Road south of Fabius.

     1/1: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen in the Inner Harbor in Syracuse.

     1/2: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at the corner of East Sorrell Hill and 
Conners Roads south of Baldwinsville.

     1/3: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen from Shepps Corner Road in Minoa. A WINTER 
WREN was seen at Beaver Lake nature Center west of Baldwinsville.

     1/5: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville. A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport.

     1/6: A FISH CROW was seen at the Western Lights Shopping Area in Syracuse.







Oswego County






     1/2: A RED-THROATED LOON and a PEREGRINE FALCON were seen in Oswego Harbor.







Madison County






     1/1: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on Ditch Bank Road north of 
Canastota.

     1/2: A GLAUCOUS and an ICELAND GULL were seen at Ditchbank Road. A 
NORTHERN SHRIKE was found at the corner Eaton Brook and Eden Hollow Roads.

     1/3? An ICELAND GULL was seen at Ditchbank Road.

     1/6: A GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen near West Eaton.







Oneida County






     1/1: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at Verona Beach State Park and 
were present through the 3rd. A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen at Lock 21 of the 
Erie Canal East of Verona Beach. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at the State 
Office Building in Utica. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Germany Road north of 
Vernon.




    




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2019-12-31 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* December 31, 2019

*  NYSY  12. 31. 19

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




December 23 to December 31, 2019

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: December 31 AT 10:00 a.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#683 Monday December 31

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

December 23

 

Highlights:

---

RED-THROATED LOON

WOOD DUCK

CACKLING GOOSE

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

PEREGRINE FALCON

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

SNOWY OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

CHIPPING SPARROW

FIELD SPARROW

COMMON GRACKLE










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     12/23: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen from Carncross Road.

     12/28: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen along the Wildlife Trail.







Onondaga County






     12/25: A FIELD SPARROW and a NORTHERN SHRIKE were seen at Three Rivers WMA 
north of Baldwinsville.

     12/29: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport. CHIPPING SPARROWS seem to 
be overwintering in Manlius and near the University in Syracuse. A COMMON 
GRACKLE was seen on Sunview Drive in Elbridge. A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was 
found along the Erie Canal Trail in Kirkville.







Oswego County






     12/24: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen in Oswego Harbor.

     12/25: A WOOD DUCK was seen in the Oswego River at Indian Point north of 
Fulton.







Madison County






     12/26: A GLAUCOUS GULL and an ICELAND GULL were found at the Madison 
County Landfill south of Canastota. 

     12/30: A juvelile NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen Corkinsville Road near New 
Woodstock. Another was seen close by at Morrow Mountain State Forest and may 
have been the same bird. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Eden Hollow Road east of 
Erieville.







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2019-12-23 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* December 23, 2019

*  NYSY  12. 23. 19

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




December16 to December 23, 2019

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: December 23 AT 12:00 p.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#682 Monday December 23

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

December 16

 

Highlights:

---

COMMON LOON

TRUMPETER SWAN

CACKLING GOOSE

WOOD DUCK

PEREGRINE FALCON

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

NORTHERN HARRIER

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

SNOWY OWL

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

CHIPPING SPARROW










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     12/22: 3 WOOD DUCKS were seen at the Mays Point Dam. A COMMON RAVEN was 
seen at the Mucklands along Rt. 31. 7 TRUMPETER SWANS and a NORTHERN HARRIER 
were seen on Armitage Road.







Cayuga County

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     12/20: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at Fair Haven State Park. Another or 
possible the same one was seen farther south on Little Sodus Bay in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County






     12/19: A CHIPPING SPARROW continues at a feeder in Manlius.

     12/20: A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen at a feeder in Manlius.

     12/22: A SNOWY OWL was at Hancock Airport. 2 FISH CROWS and a SNOW GOOSE 
were seen in Baldwinsville near the Seneca river. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen 
in one of the State fair parking lots. A COMMON LOON was seen on Skaneateles 
lake near Spafford. A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen from Rt. 31 near Cicero Center 
road.

     12/23: 2 SNOWY OWLS were reported at Hancock Airport.







Oswego county






    12/18: 2 ICELAND GULLS, 2 COMMON LOONS and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were 
all spotted from the bluff at Derby Hill.

     12/21: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Oswego Harbor.

     12/22: A WOOD DUCK was seen at Port Ontario on Lake Ontario.







Madison County






     12/17: A NORTHERN SHRIKE wass at the intersection of Eden Hollow and Eaton 
brook Roads east of Erieville.

     12/21: An ICELAND GULL, an adult GLAUCOUS GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED 
GULL were all seen at the Madison county Landfill south of Canastota.

     12/22: 2 ICELAND GULLS and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were again seen at 
the Madison county Landfill.







Oneida County






     12/16: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen at Verona Beach State Park.




       




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2019-12-16 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* December 16, 2019

*  NYSY  12. 16. 19

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




December 09 to December 16, 2019

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: December 16 AT 12:00 p.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#681 Monday December 16

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

December 09

 

Highlights:

---

RED-THROATED LOON

CACKLING GOOSE

SANDHILL CRANE

PEREGRINE FALCON

MERLIN

VIRGINIA RAIL

BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

MARSH WREN

HERMIT THRUSH

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW

CHIPPING SPARROW

FIELD SPARROW

COMMON GRACKLE

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

RUSTY BLACKBIRD

COMMON REDPOLL










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     12/11: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Carncross Road

     12/14: 40 SANDHILL CRANES were still around and seen from Rt. 89 near Pure 
Foods.

     12/16: A late MARSH WREN was in Jackson Field near Montezuma Heritage Park.







Cayuga County






     12/15: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen from West Barrier Bar Park in Fair 
Haven.







Onondaga County






     Late and possibly overwintering CHIPPING SPARROWS were again seen in 
Manlius and in Syracuse near Barry Park.

     12/10: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen on Dunham Road west of 
Baldwinsville.

     12/12: 30 COMMON GRACKLES and 7 RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS were found on 
Sunview Drive in Elbridge.

     12/14: The highlights of the Syracuse CBC were a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER in 
Minoa, a HERMIT THRUSH in the LeMoyne College Woods , VIRGINIA RAIL in Clay 
Marsh, aPEREGRINE FALCON IN THE CITY, a GLAUCOUS GULL in the Inner Harbor and a 
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.

     12/15: A NORTHERN SHRIKE continues on Potter Road in Three Rivers WMA 
north of Baldwinsville.







Oswego County






     12/9: A COMMON REDPOLL and 4 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were found on Lakeshore Road 
in Granby south of Fulton.

     12/15: A GLAUCOUS GULL, 5 RED-THROATED LOONS and a PEREGRINE FALCON were 
seen in the Oswego Harbor area. A MERLIN was found at Indian Point on the 
Oswego River north of Fulton. A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE and a RED-NECKED GREBE 
were seen from the bluff at Derby Hill.




Madison County






     12/13: A CACKLING GOOSE was found on Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.







Oneida County






   12/16: 2 ICELAND GULLS were seen on Oneida Lake from North Main Street 
Extension west of South Bay




       




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2019-12-09 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* December 09, 2019

*  NYSY  12. 09. 19

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




December 02 to December 09, 2019

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: December 09 AT 2:00 p.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#680 Monday December 09

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

December 02

 

Highlights:

---

RED-THROATED LOON

BLACK SCOTER

HARLEQUIN DUCK

TRUMPETER SWAN

SANDHILL CRANE

PEREGRINE FALCON

ICELAND GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

OVENBIRD

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

COMMON REDPOLL

PINE SISKIN







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     12/2: 15 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Armitage Road.

     12/8: 106 TRUMPETER SWANS were seen on Armitage Road. 14 YELLOW-RUMPED 
WARBLERS were seen on Armitage Road at the second bridge.







Cayuga County






12/5: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen in the channel at West Barrier Bar in Fair 
Haven.







Onondaga County






     12/4: A late OVENBIRD was seen at the corner of Dunham and Babcock Roads 
west of Baldwinsville. A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET and a KILLDEER were seen from the 
west shore trail of Onondaga Lake.

     12/6: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Potter Road in the 3 Rivers WMA north 
of Baldwinsville.

     12/8: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga 
Lake. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen from the Parkway south of Liverpool.







Oswego County






     12/3: A HARLEQUIN DUCK and a BLACK SCOTER were again found in Oswego 
Harbor at Fort Ontario.

     12/7: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Selkirk Shores State Park on Lake 
Ontario. A RED-THROATED LOON was seen in Oswego Harbor.

     12/8: An ICELAND GULL was seen at Selkirk Shores State Park.







Oneida County






     12/4: 5 PINE SISKINS were seen in Waterville.

     12/7: An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Verona Beach State Park 
on Oneida Lake.







Herkimer County






     12/7: 2 COMMON REDPOLLS, the first reported this season, were seen on 
Dairy Hill Road north of Dolgeville.




     




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2019-12-02 Thread Joseph Brin

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*  New York

*  Syracuse

* December 02, 2019

*  NYSY  12. 02. 19

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




November 25 to December 02, 2010

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: December 02 AT 12:00 p.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

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#679 Monday December 02

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

November 25

 

Highlights:

---

RED-THROATED LOON

BLACK SCOTER

CACKLING GOOSE

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

COMMON GALLINULE

SANDHILL CRANE

ICELAND GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

WHITE-EYED VIREO

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     11/26: 5 SANDHILL CRANEs were seen from Carncross Road.

     11/27: A rare for our area WHITE- EYED VIREO was seen on Armitage Road at 
the Clyde River.

     11/30: 41 SANDHILL CRANES were counted at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.







Onondaga County






     11/27: A late FOX SPARROW was see on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.

     11/29: 3 BLACK SCOTERS and 29 RED-THROATED LOONS were seen on Onondaga 
Lake from the West Shore Trail.

     11/30; 14 RED-THROATED LOONS were still on Onondaga Lake at the West Shore 
Trail.







Oswego County






     11/25: 30 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in flight at Selkirk Shores State Park 
on Lake Ontario. 3 CACKLING GEESE and an ICELAND GULL were seen at Oswego 
Harbor.

     11/28: 2 BLACK SCOTERS and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen at Oswego 
Harbor.

     11/30: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the Sandy Pond outlet to Lake Ontario. 
A RED-THROATED LOON was captured away from water north of Oneida Lake and 
successfully released back into water at Brewerton.







Madison County






     11/30: A late COMMON GALLINULE was seen on Willey Road in Earlville. A 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was found at the Madison County Landfill south of 
Canastota. A late WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen along Ditchbank Road north of 
Canastota. 







Oneida County






     11/25: A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen at the Spring Farm Nature 
Sanctuary south of Clinton.

     11/26: An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Verona Beach State Park 
on the east end of Oneida Lake. It was seen again of the 30th.







Herkimer County

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     11/26: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen at the Industrial Park area of Little 
Falls.




     




    

     

     

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2019-11-25 Thread Joseph Brin

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*New York




November 25, 2019




NYSY 11. 25. 19




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert




To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com




Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, 
Cayuga, 

Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands Complex




Compiled: November 25 at 10:00 a.m. EST




Compiler: Joseph Brin




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Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of November 
11, 2019













Highlights:

--




RED-THROATED LOON

RED-NECKED GREBE

BLACK-CROWNED HERON

CACKLING GOOSE

SURF SCOTER

BLACK SCOTER

HARLEQUIN DUCK

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

BLACK VULTURE

COMMON GALLINULE

SANDHILL CRANE

LITTLE GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

SNOWY OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

SAVANNAH SPARROW

CHIPPING SPARROW

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER




























Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     11/22: 2 CACKLING GEESE were seen from Carncross Road.

     11/23: A late SAVANNAH SPARROW and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK were seen from East 
Road. Also from the same location an astounding 164 SANDHILL CRANES were 
counted in the Marsh.







Cayuga County






     11/22: 4 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at Fair Haven State Park in Lake Ontario.

     11/25: 4 BLACK SCOTERS and a RED-THROATED LOON were seen on Lake Ontario 
from West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County






     11/18: A late ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was found on the West Shore Trail of 
Onondaga Lake. A BLACK VULTURE was seen near the Jamesville Reservoir Fishing 
Access site. A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen in a wooded area near Spafford.

     11/22: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen in the Big Fields area of Three Rivers 
WMA north of Baldwinsville.

     11/24: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen near the swimming pool in Van 
Buren Park in Baldwinsville. 3 RED-NECKED GREBES, 3 BLACK SCOTERS, a COMMON 
GALLINULE, a late RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET and 4 RED THROATED LOONS were all seen 
on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.







Oswego County






     An adult male HARLEQUIN DUCK and up to 2 BLACK SCOTERS were present at 
Oswego Harbor through the week. The were seen along with a number of 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and LONG-TAILED DUCKS mostly from the Fort Ontario parking 
lot. The Harlequin was not seen today but Black Scoters were.

     11/22: A LITTLE GULL was seen from the overlook at Derby Hill. 1 GLAUCOUS 
and 1 ICELAND GULL was seen at Oswego Harbor.7 PINE SISKINS were seen near 
Cleveland on the north shore of Oneida Lake.







Madison County






     11/20: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen at the south end of Cazenovia Lake.







Herkimer county






     11/23: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was again present at the corner of Albany and 
Soncody Roads in West Winfield.

     




     

         




              

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2019-11-18 Thread Joseph Brin

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*New York




November 18, 2019




NYSY 11. 18. 19




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert




To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com




Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, 
Cayuga, 

Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands Complex




Compiled: November 18 at 4:00 p.m. EST




Compiler: Joseph Brin




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Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of November 
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Highlights:

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RED-THROATED LOON

RED-NECKED GREBE

CACKLING GOOSE

SURF SCOTER

BLACK SCOTER

HARLEQUIN DUCK

GOLDEN EAGLE

SANDHILL CRANE

ICELAND GULL

SNOWY OWL

HERMIT THRUSH

GRAY CATBIRD

PALM WARBLER

NASHVILLE WARBLER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

VESPER SPARROW

LAPLAND LONGSPUR

EASTERN MEADOWLARK

COMMON REDPOLL




























Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     11/11: A late EASTERN MEADOWLARK was seen in the Wildlife Drive.

     11/12: 2 CACKLING GEESE were seen in the Main Pool.

     11/13: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen and photographed on the Wildlife Drive.

     11/16: 141 SANDHILL CRANES were counted at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 







Cayuga County






     11/16: A BLACK SCOTER was seen at Fair HavenState Park.







Onondaga County






     11/13: A COMMON REDPOLL was seen in Oakwood Cemetary in Syracuse 2 LAPLAND 
LONGSPURS were seen in a manure spread on Conners Road south of Baldwinsville. 
A late NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen in Van Buren Park south of Baldwinsville.

     11/14: 2 late VESPER SPARROWS were seen on Hoag Road south of 
Baldwinsville.

2 KILLDEER were seen on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake. A HERMIT THRUSH 
was seen on DeMong Drive in Syracuse.

     11/17: A KILLDEER was seen on Conners Road south of Baldwinsville.







Oswego County






     11/12: A KING EIDER and an ICELAND GULL were spotted at Derby Hill.

     11/14: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Bishop Road north of Pulaski.

     11/15: An EASTERN MEADOWLARK was seen on Bell Road in Pennelville.

     11/17: 3 possibly more, HARLEQUIN DUCKS were seen from Fort Ontario Park 
on Lake Ontario. All three SCOTERS were seen also. 

     11/18: A male HARLEQUIN DUCK was relocated at Fort Ontario Park on the 
lake in Oswego. Also found were all three SCOTER species, RED-THROATED LOON, 
ICELAND GULL and RED-NECKED GREBE.







Madison County






     11/12: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen at Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.

     11/17: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on North Peterboro Street in Canastota. A 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on Smith-Ridge Road north  of Chittenango. A SURF 
SCOTER was seen on Bradley Brook Reservoir. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Eaton 
Brook Road in Erieville.







Oneida County






     11/12: A late PALM WARBLER was seen in Waterville. 

     11/13: 2 SURF SCOTERS were seen from Lakeshore Road at the north east end 
of Oneida Lake.







Herkimer County






     11/12: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the corner of Albany and Soncody 
Roads  in West Winfield.

     11/15: A late GRAY CATBIRD was seen in Little Falls.







Extralimital






     11/15: The first report of a SNOWY OWL was from the corner of Seybolt and 
Reese Roads south of Seneca Falls in Seneca County. The bird was reported again 
Today in the same location.

     




              

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2019-11-11 Thread Joseph Brin

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*New York




November 11, 2019




NYSY 11. 11. 19




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert




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Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, 
Cayuga, 

Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands Complex




Compiled: November 11 at 2:00 p.m. EST




Compiler: Joseph Brin




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Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of November 
04, 2019













Highlights:

--




RED-NECKED GREBE

AMERICAN BITTERN

TUNDRA SWAN

CACKLING GOOSE

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

SURF SCOTER

GOLDEN EAGLE

OSPREY

COMMON GALLINULE

SANDHILL CRANE

PARASITIC JAEGER

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

BLUE-HEADED VIREO

CHIPPING SPARROW

VESPER SPARROW

LAPLAND LONGSPUR




























Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     11/4: A RED--SHOULDERED HAWK was seen on Towpath Road at Knox-Marsellus 
Marsh.

     11/5: An AMERICAN BITTERN was again seen on the Wildlife Drive 

     11/6: A COMMON GALLINULE was still being seen on the Wildlife Drive. A 
CHIPPING SPARROW was seen at East Road. 126 TUNDRA SWANS were seen in the 
flooded impoundments at Armitage Road.

     11/10: 124 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

     11/11: A late EASTERN MEADOWLARK was seen along the Wildlife Drive.







Cayuga County






     A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County






     11/4: 4 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were seen at 3 Rivers WMA north of 
Baldswinsville.

     11/5: A late HERMIT THRUSH was seen on Jamesville Ave in Syracuse.

     11/7: A late BLUE-HEADED VIREO was seen at 3 Rivers WMA. 

     11/8: A VESPER SPARROW was seen at a residence north of Liverpool.

     11/9: A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was seen in the Raddison area in Baldwinsville.

     11/10: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Rt.370 in Plainville.

     11/11: A late CHIPPING SPARROW was seen on  Comstock Road in Syracuse. A 
LAPLAND LONGSPUR and a PEREGRINE FALCON were seen on Hoag Road south of 
Baldwinsville.







Oswego County






     11/6: 2 GOLDEN EAGLES were seen in flight from a yard in Constantia. A 
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen in the area also. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was 
seen from the overlook at Derby Hill. A BLACK SCOTER and a SURF SCOTER were 
seen on Oneida Lake at Phillips Point.

     11/9: 2 VESPER SPARROWS were seen near Hayes Road in West Monroe.

     11/10: 3 VESPER SPARROWS were seen on Bishop Road north of Pulaski. A 
CACKLING GOOSE was seen on Lake Ontario at Selkirk Shores State Park.

     11/11: 2 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on Lake Ontario in Oswego near Fred 
Haynes Road.







Madison County






     11/8: A late OSPREY was seen near Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.

     11/9: 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were seen on Woodman Pond.

     11/11: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Eaton Brook Road east of Erieville.







Oneida County






     11/9: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Brown Tract Road near Forestport.

     11/11: 2 SURF SCOTERS were seen on Oneida Lake at North Bay from Lakeshore 
Road.




          

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2019-11-04 Thread Joseph Brin

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November 04, 2019




NYSY 11. 04. 19




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert




To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com




Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, 
Cayuga, 

Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands Complex




Compiled: November 04 at 10:00 a.m. EST




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Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of October 
28, 2019













Highlights:

--




RED-THROATED LOON

RED-NECKED GREBE

AMERICAN BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

TRUMPETER SWAN

TUNDRA SWAN

BRANT

CACKLING GOOSE

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

EURASIAN WIGEON

SURF SCOTER

SANDHILL CRANE

COMMON GALLINULE

SANDHILL CRANE

PARASITIC JAEGER

LITTLE GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

TREE SWALLOW

COMMON YELLOWTHROAT

VESPER SPARROW




























Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)






     10/30: Last report of the GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at the Visitor’s 
Center. 89 PIED-BILLED GREBES were counted at one time from VanDyne Spoor Road.

     10/31: An AMERICAN BITTERN was again seen at Benning Marsh. It was seen 
again of 10/2.

     11/1: A lingering LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was found at Carncross Road

     11/3: A COMMON GALLINULE and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen along the 
Wildlife Drive.An AMERICAN BITTERN, a SORA and 5 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS 
were seen at the Sandhill Crane Unit. An EURASIAN WIGEON and 3 DUNLIN were seen 
along the Wildlife Drive. A CACKLING GOOSE was at the Visitor’s Center. 43 
SANDHILL CRANES were seen from East Road. 34 TRUMPETER SWANS and 125 TUNDRA 
SWANS were seen at the flooded fields on Armitage Road. Lesser quantities of 
both species were also seen at Carncross Road.







Cayuga County






     11/3: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen at Fair Haven State Park







Onondaga county






     11/2: A late VESPER SPARROW was seen on Schlicht Road in Fabius. A late 
COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was seen along the Creek Walk on Onondaga Creek in 
Syracuse. A late TREE SWALLOW was seen on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.







Oswego County






     10/28: 3 late CHIPPING SPARROWS were at a feeder on Baum Road in Hastings.

     11/1: 8 PARASITIC JAEGERS and a LITTLE GULL were seen at the overlook at 
Derby Hill. Also seen were 16 species of Waterfowl, a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, a 
SANDERLING, 1,200 DUNLIN and a RED-NECKED GREBE.

     11/2: A late VESPER SPARROW was at a residence on Hinman Road north of 
Pulaski. 7 SURF SCOTERS were seen at Muskrat Bay on Oneida Lake.

     11/3: 13 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and 10 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at Derby 
Hill. Also seen were a RED-THROATED LOON and 65 BRANT.







Madison County






     10/29: 2 CACKLING GEESE were seen at Woodman Pond north of hamilton.







Oneida County

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     10/28: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Verona Beach State Park on Oneida 
Lake.

     10/30: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen 
at Verona Beach State Park.

     10/30: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen in flight near the intersection of 
Brimfield Street and Rt. 12 south of Utica.







Herkimer County

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     10/29: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen hunting at a feeding station on Military 
Road north of Dolgeville.




       

End Transcript















Joseph Brin




Region 5




Baldwinsville, NY, 13027, USA














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