Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on March 26, 2018
EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
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.
A GREATER YELLOWLEGS and an EURASIAN WIGEON were seen along Maiden Lane in Port Byron.
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
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.
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.
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.
3/27: An ICELAND GULL was seen at the Madison County Landfill south of Canastota.
3/27: The first EASTERN TOWHEEto be reported was at the Spring Farms Nature Preserve souith of Clinton.
3/31: RED CROSSBILLS and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported at Higby Point Road in Eagle Bay.