[cayugabirds-l] Bird tour at Montezuma Audubon Center 10/11/17

2017-10-11 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon everyone, I'm a new staff member here at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, NY. I'm from Western NY and the Finger Lakes region, and have lived and worked all over the country chasing birds. Just 3 weeks ago, I joined the MAC as an environmental educator! This evening,

[cayugabirds-l] Happy Owl-Ween at the Montezuma Audubon Center

2017-10-19 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon bird fiends and friends, The Montezuma Audubon Center staff is happy to welcome back Jean Soprano, of Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation, who will have live owls on display during her presentation about the silent hunters of the night. Then, join the Montezuma Audubon

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl

2017-11-18 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
A snowy owl has been spotted by one of our visitors! On Route 89 in the town of Tyre (I believe), as you come out of the Montezuma NWR wildife drive, turn left (south). It was seen in a tree near the first pull off parking area on the left. Happy owling! Best, Alyssa Johnson Environmental

[cayugabirds-l] SNOW GOOSE

2017-11-15 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hi everyone, I got an error message last night, so I'm not sure if my email sent to the list, so I'll try again: I saw my FOY Snow Goose on the north end of Seneca Lake on the "kayak beach", just north of the Ramada last night on 11/15/17 around 6pm. It was on the beach with a couple CAGOs,

[cayugabirds-l] Corncrake on Long Island

2017-11-08 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon, I realize that a corncrake (Crex crex) isn't a Finger Lakes visitor, but it is such a rarity that I wanted to share it here! I myself have not seen the bird, but belong to the groups "Birds of the Eastern United States" and "New York Birders" on Facebook, and have been seeing

[cayugabirds-l] Trumpeter swans and Sandhill cranes

2017-11-01 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hi all, currently right now 1:51p Nov 1st, 50+ TRUMPETER SWANS on both north and south sides of Armitage Road between Olmsted and where the canal goes under the road to the west of the flats. Many other ducks and geese present as well. 1 adult Sandhill and 1 juvenile on the south side of

[cayugabirds-l] Sandill Cranes

2017-12-01 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning! On my way into work this morning around 10:20 there were probably 40ish Sandhill cranes spread out on either side of Armitage Road, just west of Olmstead Rd. Happy birding! Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 P.O. Box 187 Savannah, New

[cayugabirds-l] Birding at Montezuma NWR

2018-05-11 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Last night (5/10/18) I led a bird-watching tour through the refuge wildlife drive. Birds of interest, in order of sighting: -Common gallinule along the beginning of the drive, in the narrow channel to the left of the drive -American white pelican (sleeping with head tucked most of the viewing

[cayugabirds-l] Western meadowlark

2018-05-04 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I observed the WESTERN MEADOWLARK sitting on the electrical lines this morning on Olmstead Road, just north of Armitage Road at 9:15am. It sat for a moment- long enough for me to see spots, and as I approached in my car it took off and flew down into the field. I wasn't looking for this bird,

[cayugabirds-l] American avocet

2018-05-18 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
American avocet continues to be showy in the Benning Marsh today at 12pm at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Best, Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 PO Box 187 Savannah, NY 13146 ajohn...@audubon.org (315) 365-3588 -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Wildlife Fest at the Montezuma Audubon Center 5/5

2018-05-01 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Happy May 1st, and what a beautiful spring day it is! Please consider joining us this weekend- there will be something for everyone at the Montezuma Audubon Center's 12th Annual Wildlife Festival in Savannah, NY on Saturday, May 5th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ! KrittrKris and Feathered Friends,

[cayugabirds-l] Baltimore oriole

2018-05-03 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
What a gorgeous morning! On my way to work this morning, I saw my FOY Baltimore oriole fly across the road in Tyre, NY. I've had my oranges hanging in the trees at the Audubon Center for 5 days, I hope today they find them! Happy birding. Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma

[cayugabirds-l] Willet

2018-05-03 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I am almost positive that I just flushed a flock of 16 Willet off the stone beach, just north of the Ramada and the iron foot bridge, on Seneca Lake in Geneva. White and black bars on the wings, a white rump patch and they were vocalizing a nasally high pitch sound as they flew over and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes

2017-10-26 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Sandhill cranes still in the field on Armitage rd as of 9:30 Thursday morning. Not sure of exact count, didn't have binoculars with me- is "a lot" good enough? :) Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 PO Box 187 Savannah, NY 13146

[cayugabirds-l] First Day Hike at Montezuma Audubon Center

2017-12-30 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Jan. 1, Monday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm First Day Snowshoe Hike! Join us as we celebrate the first day of the New Year with a snowshoe hike! Weather permitting, we'll hike through snow muffled forests, across grasslands and out to the usually inaccessible Crusoe Lake shoreline to explore hearty

[cayugabirds-l] Winter migration van tour w/ Audubon!

2018-01-17 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Greetings all, I have spaces left in my van tour for tomorrow January 18, 2018. We'll meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center at about 1:45pm, and depart at 2pm. I plan to bird our way down to Cayuga Lake,

[cayugabirds-l] Bird banding demo at Montezuma Audubon Center 2/3/18

2018-01-25 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series: Bird Banding with Dr. John Van Niel Feb. 3, Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Dr. John Van Niel, a Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College, has been a bird bander since 1999 and he will share with participants how to safely

[cayugabirds-l] Barred owl dissection

2018-02-08 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Mar. 3, Saturday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Owl Dissection & Discussion Workshop Please join the Audubon staff for our first public owl dissection and discussion! Learn how we came to be in possession of these federally protected birds and about the management efforts that are occurring in the

[cayugabirds-l] FOY Grebe

2018-03-09 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
This morning during a home school student migration tour, we spotted a FOY (for me!) pied-billed grebe actively feeding in the Crane Unit, off of VanDyne Spoor Rd, Savannah, Wayne County. The side of the road that the grebe was on is considered Refuge lands, and the other side is state land.

[cayugabirds-l] Spring migration at Montezuma

2018-02-28 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon fellow birding community! The birding in the Montezuma Wetlands Complex is heating up, just in time to be cooled down by the week's end snow storm that's predicted. Just now I am watching 15 TURKEY VULTURES in a kettle to the east of the Montezuma Audubon Center. I saw my FOY

[cayugabirds-l] Egrets

2018-04-12 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
FOY 6 great egrets for me yesterday at Tschache Pool at Montezuma NWR! They were flying as a group, to the north. Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 P.O. Box 187 Savannah, New York 13146 (315) 365-3588 Audubon NY-

[cayugabirds-l] W. Meadowlark

2018-04-17 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning all- I'm interested in tracking down the original spotter for the Western meadowlark on Armitage Rd. I'm curious as to how it was identified initially and how it was determined it was Western vs Eastern. What a neat sighting for our neck of the woods. Has anyone seen/heard it in

[cayugabirds-l] Spring programs at Montezuma Audubon Center

2018-03-27 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hi everyone, I tried posting our schedule last week, and forgot I couldn't use attachments! Here is the link to all of our upcoming spring programming at the Audubon Center in Savannah, NY. http://ny.audubon.org/education/montezuma-audubon-center-programs-and-events Hope to meet you soon, or

[cayugabirds-l] Derby Hill Van Trip

2018-03-16 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Join Montezuma Audubon Center staff for a van trip to Derby Hill Bird Observatory on WEDNESDAY MARCH 28 or SATURDAY APRIL 28. Visit Lake Ontario for the spectacular spring raptor migration and leave the driving to us! We have a few spots left in each trip in our van Travel with other birders in

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Wetland Complex updates

2018-10-24 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning! Some of the harvested corn fields along Armitage Rd. in Savannah are being currently flooded by the landowners (waterfowl hunters) and it's getting VERY birdy. During my commute this morning I saw gulls, geese, swans, and ducks (sorry I can't be more specific) but I expect if one

[cayugabirds-l] Biking at Howland's Island

2018-09-18 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon- I have several spots open still for my BYOBike Tour of Howland's Island (hosted by Montezuma Audubon Center). Please see below for more information! Sept. 22, Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Howland's Island BYOBike Tour [Image result for bike tour clip art] Join us

[cayugabirds-l] Upcoming Montezuma Audubon Center programs

2018-09-11 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hi, all! Coming up in the next few weeks at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, NY: >Sept. 13, Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Montezuma Bird Watching Van Tour The summer is coming to a close but the autumn bird migration is well underway. Join us as we look for raptors, waterfowl,

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma bird walk and photo safari for kids!

2018-07-12 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
I have 2 public programs running this Saturday, July 14th via the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, NY. 4July 14, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Montezuma Heritage Park Birding Walk If you're interested in Erie Canal history, and the birds that call the Montezuma Wetlands Complex their

[cayugabirds-l] Afternoon bird tour with Audubon

2018-06-05 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
June 7, Thursday 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Montezuma Birdwatching Tour The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is teeming with migratory songbirds, marsh birds, and other wildlife this time of year. Join us for an afternoon van tour through the Montezuma's marshes, forests and grasslands to explore the

[cayugabirds-l] Black terns

2018-06-08 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hi all, During an Audubon van tour yesterday, 6/7, we observed several black terns swooping and feeding above the water at the "Crane Unit" on the end of VanDyne Spoor Rd in Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. I didn't know immediately what they were, and was happy to add them to my life list!

[cayugabirds-l] Last minute spots for birding tour!

2018-06-14 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hi everyone, I have a few spots left in my Audubon Van Tour this Saturday, the 16th. We're meeting at the Montezuma Audubon Center (2295 State Route 89, Savannah) at 7:45am with an 8:00am departure. On the tour, I will take you to lesser know birding hot spots in the Northern Montezuma portion

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Moth Night 8/10/18

2018-07-28 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Friday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. *RAINDATE 08/11/2018, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Montezuma Moth Night Join us as we welcome Dr. Meena Madhav Haribal, a semi-retired Chemical Ecologist from Cornell University, for our first ever "Moth Night" at the Montezuma Audubon Center! Dr. Haribal

[cayugabirds-l] Audubon programs this weekend

2018-08-08 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon everyone, We have 2 great programs lined up for this weekend at the Montezuma Audubon Center (2295 State Route 89, Savannah). Please call (315) 365-3588 to register, or feel free to reply back to this message! Friday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. *RAINDATE 08/11/2018, 7:00

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Audubon Center Summer Programs

2018-06-28 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hello everyone, Please see the link below for all of our upcoming Summer 2018 programs at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, Wayne County, NY. http://friendsofmontezuma.org/summer-2018-programs-at-the-montezuma-audubon-center/ Hope to see some familiar faces, as new as new program

[cayugabirds-l] Summer solstice paddle with Audubon TOMORROW

2018-06-20 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
June 21, Thursday 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Summer Solstice Celebration Paddle Celebrate the longest day of the year with us! We'll paddle a 2-mile section of the Seneca River around Howland's Island and enjoy the sights and sounds of the first day of summer. We'll search for nesting birds, basking

[cayugabirds-l] Bats of Montezuma

2018-08-15 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good afternoon- I so appreciate this platform to share programs and events with the birding community across Western NY. Last week we held a moth program at the Montezuma Audubon Center, and had participants from as far as Buffalo attend because of this listserve. I wanted to share our next

[cayugabirds-l] RWBB

2019-03-02 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Got our First of Year red-winged blackbird at our feeders at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah this morning! Best, Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 PO Box 187 Savannah, NY 13146 ajohn...@audubon.org (315) 365-3588 -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Bird dissection at Audubon

2019-02-19 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Mar. 2, Saturday, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Bird Dissection & Discussion Workshop Join us for a bird dissection and discussion to learn about the interesting differences and similarities between various species. If you have ever wanted to examine birds up close and personal, this is your chance. There

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Dead Eagle

2019-08-10 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Please contact NYSDEC officer, if you haven’t already. Too bad! Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center PO Box 187 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, New York 13146 (315) 365-3588 ajohn...@audubon.org From:

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Moth Night and other events!

2019-08-07 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning- The Montezuma Audubon Center is hosting a great event this Friday, Aug. 9th from 7pm-9:30pm: Montezuma Moth Night! Fri., August 9, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Montezuma Moth Night Join us as we welcome Dr. Meena Madhav Haribal, semi-retired Chemical Ecologist from Cornell University who

[cayugabirds-l] Swallows eating mushrooms

2019-08-01 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning, I observed something so strange this morning. There are several dozen juvenile tree swallows all over the back lawn at the Montezuma Audubon Center (presumably staging?) fluttering in the air and landing on the ground. I watched multiples feeding on these small white mushrooms,