[cayugabirds-l] Migration and Sister Bird Club Network

2017-04-17 Thread Jody Enck
Hello Cayuga Birders, Migration is ramping up. Every day I encounter migrants coming back from their winter haunts. If you are interested in meeting to (a) learn more about the Sister Bird Club Network that is linked together by these migratory birds, or (b) discussing a trip to Honduras later

[cayugabirds-l] Migration

2017-08-14 Thread Jody Enck
, the Cayuga Bird Club, or either of these trips. Thanks Jody Enck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] When to stop feeding hummers AND Orioles

2017-08-16 Thread Jody Enck
Hi Pete, Don't worry about either the Hummingbirds or the Orioles. Food availability is not really a driver in migration timing for any species. That would be quite maladaptive. Other cues, including but not limited to day length, sometimes combined with wind direction, atmospheric pressure,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] RUFF location- made easy E-bird!!!

2017-07-11 Thread Jody Enck
Hi Dave and all, thanks for the info, but I do not have a smart phone. My little trac-fone does not even save phone numbers. I can reply to text message I receive from RBA, but I have no GPS on it. And, I cannot access eBird on it. Please remember that more than half (52% according to most

[cayugabirds-l] Ribbon cutting for refurbished Fuertes overlook at Stewart Park

2017-07-03 Thread Jody Enck
Dear Friends, We hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend with family, friends and fireworks in Stewart Park. *Please join Friends of Stewart for a short ribbon-cutting celebration for the newly restored Fuertes Bird Sanctuary Overlook in Stewart Park. * *WHEN: Wednesday, July 12th at 8:30am*

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Invasive plant at swan pen - lesser celandine

2017-04-25 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Thanks to Nancy C. for pointing out some of the specific invasive plant species growing around the Swan Pen at Stewart Park. Thanks to Linda O. for mentioning that a plan needs to exist for restoring any habitat structure that is lost by removing invasive plant species there. The good

[cayugabirds-l] Seeking input about Sister Bird Club Network

2017-06-23 Thread Jody Enck
of talks about the Sister Bird Club Network at upcoming Partners in Flight bird conservation conference in Costa Rica this fall (in combination with the MesoAmerican Conference on Biodiversity). Here is the list of speakers and topics for our symposium: Jody Enck (President, Cayuga Bird Club

Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?

2017-05-24 Thread Jody Enck
birding, Jody Enck On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1:08 AM, Melanie Uhlir <mela...@mwmu.com> wrote: > Hello birders! > > As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep > disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to > get out of the ho

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler

2017-05-31 Thread Jody Enck
other people heard and or saw it this morning in the same place, including three hot-shot Amish women birders from Penn Yan who I encountered on the trail. If it keeps singing like it did this morning, it will not be hard to find. Jody Enck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: No birds - Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tree swallow

2017-06-17 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, My perception of spring migration is about the same as Chris' description. Migration of neotropical migrants almost never happened. Because of helping out with the Sapsucker Woods Acoustic Monitoring Project (SWAMP) this spring, I have spent a lot of time in Sapsucker Woods this spring.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake Birding Trail

2017-06-16 Thread Jody Enck
Hello Dave, I think it would be a wonderful idea to work toward a Cayuga Lake Birding Trail! Given the foundation that already exists through the great book about where to bird in the Cayuga Lake Basin that involved a number of members from the Cayuga Bird Club, I think it is a logical next step

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...

2017-05-01 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Here's an opportunity to dust off your field guides (as many as you can find) and look at all the different plumages presented in those guides of Red-winged Blackbirds. Like many, many species of birds, males and females of Red-winged Blackbirds look quite different. The picture posted

[cayugabirds-l] Meeting regarding Sister Bird Club Network

2017-05-05 Thread Jody Enck
provide you with the location and other details. Thanks Jody Enck President of the Cayuga Bird Club -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden's first bio blitz is coming up

2017-05-05 Thread Jody Enck
.ny.us. If you have particular expertise in identifying certain kinds of organisms, please let me know. Jody Enck President, Cayuga Bird Club -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] migration celebration and visit to wintering areas

2017-09-12 Thread Jody Enck
(Honduras) to visit migrating birds on their wintering grounds in January 2018. If you want to know details, let me know and I'll email them to you. Thanks Jody Enck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] orange-crowned warbler

2017-09-02 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Orange-crowned Warbler spotted in apple trees in my back yard this morning at 8am. I am at 1504 Hanshaw Road. Feel free to stop by and look for it. If someone could please pass this on to the RBA, I'd appreciate it. Thanks Jody Enck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] possible hybrid mallard at Stewart Park

2017-11-29 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Some of you like to look for hybrid birds. Just before noon, I found a wonky male mallard at Stewart Park. It was hanging around with other mallards just off the floating pier. Definitely has something other than mallard genes in it. Head is green only on a stripe from the bill, over

[cayugabirds-l] Bay-breasted Warbler migration pattern

2017-11-08 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Just got back from Costa Rica where I was attending the joint conferences of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation, and Partners in Flight. I was part of a great symposium on the Sister Bird Club Network that links clubs and individual birders throughout the Western

[cayugabirds-l] planning birding trips

2018-06-13 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, If you want to help plan trips to see some of our local breeding birds on their wintering grounds, please contact me privately. The Cayuga Bird Club (and all birding friends) have the chance to plan trips to southern Costa Rica an/or Colombia. The connections between our area and the

[cayugabirds-l] Want to follow the migrating birds?

2017-10-19 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Peak of migration seems to be past us here in the Cayuga Lake basin. Many of the species that breed in our local area but migrate substantially farther south in Central and South America are now gone. I do still have some short-distant migrants like Song Sparrow and American Robin

[cayugabirds-l] Black Vultures and Peregrine

2018-01-03 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, I saw all 4 of the Black Vultures in the vicinity of the Game Farm this afternoon between about 1:30 and 2:30. I saw them in the air near the beginning of that time period and again near the end of the time period. A visiting birder from the Canandaigua area (I believe it was Kyle Gage)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Mon 8/20

2018-08-20 Thread Jody Enck
Mark, what a fabulous report of the fall warbler migration at Sapsucker Woods! In my yard yesterday (I live 0.8 miles south of the lab near the intersection of Hanshaw and Freese Roads), I also saw a Bay-breasted Warbler in plumage more typical of a spring male. Yes, eBird flagged my sighting,

[cayugabirds-l] Migration -- but outside Cayuga Basin

2018-04-14 Thread Jody Enck
Today, I was doing some survey work out in Steuben County. The weather was not great. Clouds, patchy fog, steady winds out of the east or northeast all day. Still, around mid-day, magic happened. Visible migration happened in a big way. Literally thousands of American Robins swept in, low and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wood-Pewee Images

2018-10-21 Thread Jody Enck
for sure. Thanks for reporting it. Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 11:50 AM Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes < c...@cornell.edu> wrote: > > > > -- > > Cayugab

[cayugabirds-l] peregrine falcon

2019-01-02 Thread Jody Enck
A peregrine falcon swooped by low and fast between Caldwell Hall and Martha van Rennselaer Hall on the Cornell campus at about 8:10 this morning. It was chasing another bird unsuccessfully as it was navigating a slalom course among the construction equipment. Jody Jody W. Enck, PhD

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday morning bird walks at Stewart Park

2019-04-05 Thread Jody Enck
Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Bird Conservation thread

2019-06-28 Thread Jody Enck
ps, please see our website http://www.cayugabirdclub.org/ If you want to get involved in conservation actions with the Club, please contact me directly. The time for taking action is now. Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 60

[cayugabirds-l] Bird Behavior

2019-08-02 Thread Jody Enck
I've always loved August because, for me, it kicks off the fall season. Yes, the heat and humidity are still high, but you can just feel the restlessness of nature. Various blackbirds and swallows are starting to move around in flocks. Mourning Doves course the skies in ever increasing numbers.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bird ID help

2019-08-19 Thread Jody Enck
Hi Carol, Its a great picture! And, your description of it holding its tail up was a good field mark. Check out the Gnatcatcher page in your field guide. Jody Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at

[cayugabirds-l] Empid ID help

2019-07-29 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, While working in my home office today, I noticed a flycatcher land on a partially-shaded branch of an apple tree about 20-25 feet (6-7m) directly out my window. At first glance, I noticed wing bars, and thought I saw a two-colored lower mandible even with my naked eye. I expected it to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Empid ID help

2019-07-29 Thread Jody Enck
suggest sharing your photos. Perhaps others > can draw conclusions from them although you may not be able to. Shape alone > would be enough to confirm a pewee if that’s indeed what it was. > > Good birding > > Adrian Burke > > On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:13 AM Jody Enck

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Avian Pox Virus

2019-07-18 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Regarding obviously sick wildlife, it is best to contact the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at wildl...@dec.ny.gov and to contact a licensed wildlife rehaber. It is technically illegal to capture wildlife, even to take it for treatment. Whether you would be

Re: [cayugabirds-l] "The mass disappearance of North American birds"

2019-09-19 Thread Jody Enck
Cayuga Birders, if you are as upset by this news of steeply declining bird populations as I am, please know that there are tangible efforts you can do to help. The Lab of Ornithology article about the decline mentions several things -- keep cats indoors, make your windows less likely to cause

[cayugabirds-l] Bird Conservation work on Sunday at Jetty Woods (Lighthouse Point)

2019-09-28 Thread Jody Enck
physical labor, I still usually need 3 hands to attach the fencing to fence posts with zip ties. Park at the city golf course club house and walk in the access road along the inlet to the woods. Thanks Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club

[cayugabirds-l] Bird Habitat project

2019-09-29 Thread Jody Enck
you might be able to help. Thanks Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club field trip Saturday the 28th

2019-09-25 Thread Jody Enck
(or Cady Road, if Herman is too busy due to the Rt 38 detour). More walking along the road there. See you Saturday! Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Forest birds in Shindagin Hollow

2019-07-06 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, The birds are almost as thick as the gnats in Shindaggin Hollow State Forest. I was there Thursday morning and again today. I observed about 30 species total over the two days, including a substantial number of recently fledged birds. Got to see my two target species -- Mourning Warbler