Re:[cayugabirds-l] Region 8 DEC Looking for Volunteers to Survey Short-Eared Owls

2014-01-13 Thread Katlyn Hojnacki
-6323 fax Katlyn Hojnacki 1/13/2014 10:57 AM Fellow Bird Lovers, Many of you are aware that the DEC Region 8 has been studying short-eared owls over the past several years. We have spent numerous hours out in the field, surveying and tracking owls, to better

[cayugabirds-l] DEC Short-Eared Owl Surveys in Seneca/Schuyler Counties

2014-02-03 Thread Katlyn Hojnacki
All, Myself and our biologist Jenny Landry have finally sorted out the details for the NYS DEC short-eared owl/winter raptor surveys in Seneca and Schuyler counties. We have survey locations from Ovid to Mecklenburg. Our plan is to meet at the Ulysses Philomathic Library, located at 74 East

[cayugabirds-l] SEOWs in Seneca and Schuyler Counties

2014-02-21 Thread Katlyn Hojnacki
Last night, the NYS DEC conducted our first SEOW/winter raptor survey in Seneca and Schuyler counties. Nine of us braved the terrible weather to survey at 7 locations. The rain stopped just in time to see a few SHORT-EARED OWLS and a NORTHERN HARRIER. The harrier was spotted on Dugue Road in

[cayugabirds-l] SEOWs Leach and City Hill Rds Penn Yan

2014-03-04 Thread Katlyn Hojnacki
Last night while conducting a SEOW survey on Leach Rd in Penn Yan, I was approached by a fellow birder who informed me that he had spotted TWO SHORT-EARED OWLS on Leach Rd by the railroad tracks and EIGHT SHORT-EARED OWLS on City Hill Rd, near where Henderson Rd ends (the eastern end). I did

[cayugabirds-l] SEOWs Veteran Hill Rd in Veteran

2014-03-05 Thread Katlyn Hojnacki
Last night I recorded SEVEN SHORT-EARED OWLS, two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, and one RED-TAILED HAWK on Veteran Hill Rd in Veteran (Chemung county). The owls were out by 5:30 and were seen flying over hay fields and a shrubby area, about a 1.5 miles north of Danns Blvd (right by where Google Maps