Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on March 12, 2018
EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
3/19: The EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues and has been seen up to the 24th.
3/21: 2 early TREE SWALLOWS were seen at Tschache Pool.
3/25: An estimated 50,000 SNOW GEESE WERE REPORTED FROM EAST ROAD an even higher estimate was given the next day.
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
A better count this week in spite of below average temperatures. 1,298 raptors were counted including16 GOLDEN DAGLES. 2 SANDHILL CRANES flew by on 3/22.
3/21: A SURF SCOTER and a RED-NECKED GREBE were seen in Oswego Harbor,
3/24: A SNOWY OWL and a (the) SURF SCOTER were seen in Oswego Harbor.
3/21: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in the Maple Road fields in the Town of Clay.
3/24: 2 SNOWY OWLS continue at the State Fair entrance area. A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen on the Snavlin Farm Pond near Tully Lakes.
3/22: 5 CACKLING GEESE were seen with Canadas on Maiden Lane in Port Byron.
3/24: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen in flight at the Sterling Nature Center.
3/21: RED CROSSBILLS were found on Furman Road northeast of Boonville.
3/23: RED CROSSBILLS were seen on North Lake Road near Forestport.
3/24: RED CROSSBILLS were found on Pines Road and Woodgate Road northeast of Boonville. A SNOWY OWL was found along Rt. 12 south of Waterville.
3/24: RED CROSSBILLS were found on North Lake Road just into the Herkimer County Line near Forestport, at Atwell on North Lake Road, Big moose Road near Inlet and at the Limekiln Lake Campgrounds also near Inlet