Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on May 21, 2018
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
Another good week for shorebirds with 19 species reported at the complex. RED KNOT, WHIMBREL RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and RUDDY TURNSTONES are highlights. ROSS’S GOOSE last reported on 5/25. WESTERN MEADOW LARK last reported 5/27.
5/22: A SNOWY EGRET was seen at Tschache. This bird or another moved to the Wildlife Drive on 5/24 and was seen up to 5/28.
5/23: A GLOSSY IBIS and a WHIMBREL WERE seen along the Wildlife Drive. An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was at Tschache. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues at the forested area on Armitage Road. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues on Carncross Road. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO AND A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER were seen at the Visitor’s Center.
5/26: WHIMBRELS were again seen along the Wildlife Drive. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and a LEAST BITTERN were found at Tschache Pool.
5/28: A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was seen along the Wildlife Drive.
5/29: A RED KNOT is being seen at Tschache .
5/22: 15 RED KNOTS and 2 WHIMBREL were seen at West Barrier Bar in Fair Haven
5/23 A rare for our area KENTUCKY WARBLER was seen at West Barrier Bar in Fair Haven.
5/25: RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at West Barrrier Bar in Fair Haven.
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
2,771 hawks were counted at Derby this weekOnly 5/22 broke a thousand birds so things are slowing down. This will be the last official week of counting. Thanks again to Anna Stunkel for her great work.
5/22: A flock of 52 WHIMBREL flew by.
5/24: 9 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were counted.
5/21: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was again seen at the Oswego County Airfield on Howard Road.
5/22: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues of Gray Road off of Co. Rt. 48 south of Oswego.
5/23: 62 WHIMBREL and 1 RED KNOW were seen on Oneida Lake from Constantia.
5/24: 3 WHIMBREL and 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen on the islands in Oneida Lake from Mill Street in Constantia.
5/26: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was found at Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario in Scriba .
5/22: A SURF SCOTER was again seen on Onondaga Lake.
5/23: A SNOWY EGRET was seen at the Marina in Liverpool on Onondaga Lake.
5/25: A LEAST BITTERN was found at Dewitt Marsh off of Bridge Street. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found at Green Lakes State Park. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen in Saint Mary’s Cemetary in Syracuse.
5/28: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and a LEAST BITTERN were found at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.
5/24: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Morrow State Forest south of Erieville
5/26: An OLOVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO wer found at the Mariposa State Forest south of Deruyter.
5/23: 2 WHIMBREL were seen at Sylvan Beach on Oneida Lake.
5/25: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continues at Spring Farm Wildlife Sanctuary south of Clinton.
5/27: A LEAST BITTERN was found at Utica Marsh
5/28: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found on perimeter Road at the old Griffiss Air Base.
5/24: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at a residence north of Dolgeville.