Date: 4/2/18 11:59 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- April 02, 2018
- NYSY 04.02.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: March 26 - April 02

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: April 02 AT 2:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on March 26, 2018




Highlights:




ROSS’S GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL

EURASIAN WIGEON

GOLDEN EAGLE

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

ICELAND GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

LONG-EARED OWL

FOX SPARROW

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

RED CROSSBILL

WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL




Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     3/27: the EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues at the Visitor’s CenterIt was seen through 4/1.

     3/28: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen in the fields at Armitage Road.

     3/30: One of the first migrant GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen at the South Butler Unit.

     3/31: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along the recently opened Wildlife Drive.







Cayuga County

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     A GREATER YELLOWLEGS and an EURASIAN WIGEON were seen along Maiden Lane in Port Byron.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory

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     A better week at Derby with 3,877 raptors recorded. An exceptional 17 GOLDEN EAGLES were tallied. On 3/29 A CACKLING GOOSE and a ROSS’S GOOSE were picked out of the migrant Geese flying by. On 3/31 the first NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen. Also on 3/31 the first ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK of the season was seen.







Oswego County

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     3/29: An ICELAND GULL was seen at the Phoenix dam.

     3/30: A SNOWY OWL was seen on Co. Rt. 54 north of Phoenix at the Elvic Farm.

     4/1: The first FOX SPARROWS of the season were seen at 3 Mile Bay near the Mosquito Station on Oneida Lake.







Onondaga County

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     A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.

3/29: A SNOWY OWL continues at the State Fair entrance in Lakeland.

     3/30: A LONG-EARED was heard at Three Rivers WMA. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on Coon Hill Road south of Skaneateles.







Madison County

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     3/27: An ICELAND GULL was seen at the Madison County Landfill south of Canastota.







Oneida County

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     3/27: The first EASTERN TOWHEEto be reported was at the Spring Farms Nature Preserve souith of Clinton.







Herkimer County

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     3/31: RED CROSSBILLS and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported at Higby Point Road in Eagle Bay.







Migrants reported this week:

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RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

EASTERN PHOEBE

BLUE-WINGED TEAL

OSPREY

GREATER YELLOWLEGS

BONAPARTE’S GULL

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

GREAT EGRET

SWAMP SPARROW

FOX SPARROW

CASPIAN TERN

WILSON’S SNIPE

EASTERN TOWHEE







--end transcript




Joseph Brin

Region 5

Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA


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