Date: 4/16/18 12:42 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- April 16, 2018
- NYSY 04.16.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: April 09 - April 16

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 16 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 April 09, 2018




Highlights:




AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

CACKLING GOOSE

ROSS’S GOOSE

EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL

EURASIAN WIGEON

GOLDEN EAGLE

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER

RUFF

SANDHILL CRANE

SHORT-EARED OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

WESTERN MEADOWLARK







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

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     4/10: The ROSS’S GOOSE was still present and has continued throughout the week including today. The EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL has also continued throughout the week.

     4/13: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was spotted in the Main Pool. It was seen through the 15th.

     4/14: An extremely rare and first for Seneca County WESTERN MEADOWLARK was found at the juncture of Armitage Road and Rt. 89. It was able to be photographed and sound recorded for positive identification. It was heard on the 15th. and again today in the morning. It seems to spend most of it’s time in the corn stubble on the north side of Armitage Road between Wiley Road and Olmstead Road. The RUFF and REEVE found earlier in the week at Maiden Lane Road in Cayuga County were relocated at VanDyne Spoor Road with a nice assortment of Shorebirds including KILLDEER, DUNLIN, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. A SHORT-EARED OWL was also seen at VanDyne Spoor Road later in the day. An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along the Wildlife Drive.

     4/15: The REEVE only was relocated at VanDyne Spoor Road. 







Cayuga County

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     4/10: A RUFF in transitional plumage was found at Maiden Lane Road north of Port Byron. Also present was a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

     4/12: A REEVE was discovered with the RUFF. Also found was an early SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER.

     4/16: The RUFF has returned to Maiden Lane Road.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory

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     After three great days starting with 4/9 with over a thousand birds each day the rest of the week was disappointing. 4/11 had 2,561 raptors counted. One GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on 4/9 at the south Lookout. 3 SANDHILL CRANES flew by on 4/10. A  NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on 4/11.







Onondaga County

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     4/9: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at Three Rivers WMA. 4/11: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse. 

     4/13: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at the Visitors Center on Onondaga Lake. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor. A SNOW OWL continues near the entrance to the State Fair. An ICELAND GULL was seen along the Parkway in Liverpool.

     4/14: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA. 







Madison County

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     4/14: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango. Also seen were 40 PIPITS. 







Oneida County

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     4/9: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen on Jug Point Road east of Verona Beach State Park.




     

     

      







  




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Joseph Brin

Region 5

Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA


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