Robert Buckert and I just observed the Montezuma Glossy Ibis in flight over
the Eagle Sculpture Area, heading away from Wildlife Drive due northwest
towards Tschache Pool. Not too fast but direct flight.
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> On Mar 21, 2020, at 9:00 AM, bob mcguire wrote:
> You don’t need to wait for the Wildlife Drive to open! There are thousands of
> waterbirds (ducks, swans, cranes) in readily accessible areas of the entire
> Montezuma Complex.
> Check Knox/Marsellus Marsh (MNWR)
2295 State Route 89
Savannah, New York 13146
on behalf of bob mcguire
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:00:10 AM
To: Geo Kloppel
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wildlife drive
You don’t need to wait for the Wildlife Drive to open! There are thousands of
waterbirds (ducks, swans, cranes) in readily accessible areas of the entire
Check Knox/Marsellus Marsh (MNWR) and Carncross, Morgan, and Vay Dyne Spoor
Roads in Savannah.
> On Mar 21,
The MNWR website says the Wildlife Drive will open on April 1st, weather
permitting. The Visitor Center will remain closed.
> On Mar 21, 2020, at 8:27 AM, Nancy Cusumano wrote:
> Does anyone know if the wildlife drive is open yet for the
Montezuma wildlife drive opens April 1st.
On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 8:28 AM Nancy Cusumano
> Does anyone know if the wildlife drive is open yet for the season?
> Seems like that might be a good solitary endeavor.
> *Cayugabirds-L List Info:*
> Welcome and Basics
Does anyone know if the wildlife drive is open yet for the season?
Seems like that might be a good solitary endeavor.
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
Sunday morning about 9 AM found 2 Whimbrel, 1 Ruddy Turnstone, & 7
Black-bellied Plovers in the open area just before the eagle sculpture on
Montezuma's wildlife drive. There were also semi-palmated plovers and a few of
sandpipers (mostly least?).
Originally thought there might be a couple Am.
Notable birds on the wildlife drive at Montezuma just now included ORCHARD
ORIOLE, SEMIPALMATED, LEAST, and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, DUNLIN,
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER,
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, COMMON TERN, CANVASBACK, and two flyover flocks of
A few more details and highlights from a day at Montezuma.
We were unable to find the reported Sedge Wren at Carncross. Shorebirds
continue there in modest numbers (compared to the Main Pool), with about 50
Dunlin, 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper, Semipalmated Plovers and Least
Sandpipers, and two
The Montezuma wildlife drive is open up to the spillway. The water is all
frozen. There were gulls sitting on the ice as well as two juvenile Bald
Eagles. Other Bald Eagles were sitting on the far side of the river
silhouetted by the sun. I also spotted a Harrier checking out the marsh.
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