Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on May 29, 2018
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
Shorebird species numbers were down to 13 this week but rarities such as AMERICAN AVOCET and other tough to find species such as RED KNOT and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE were around.
5/28: A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was seen in the Thru-way Pools on the Wildlife Drive. It was seen again on the 29th. but not since.
5/29: This date was the last sighting of the WESTERN MEADOWLARK on
Armitage Road. A RED KNOT was seen at Tschache Pool. It was found again on the 30th. but not since. SANDHILL CRANE pairs with a colt were seen near the Potato Barn on Rt. 31 and at Knox-Marsellus Marsh
5/30: PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were seen at one of the nest box in the forested area of Armitage Road and are believed to be breeding.
5/31: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and an AMERICAN AVOCET were seen in the Morgan Road Marsh.
6/1: A (the) AMERICAN AVOCET was seen at Tschache Pool and later along the Wildlife Drive.
6/2: A TUNDRA SWAN was seen from Est Road. A (the ) AMERICAN AVOCET was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. It was seen there again today.
6/3: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues of West Barrier Park in Fair Haven. 2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS were seen at Sterling Nature Center.
6/3: A LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was again seen at Salmon River Falls north of Altmar. A PINE SISKIN was seen at a feeder near Mexico.
5/29: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen at Green Lakes State Park. It was seen again of 6/3.
6/1: A LEAST BITTERN was seen at Hamlin Marsh.
6/2: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and an ORCHARD ORIOLE were seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at the NBT stadium in Syracuse.
6/3: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Green Lakes State Park. A CERULEAN WARBLER was found in Cicero Swamp.
5/31: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found at Spring Farms Nature Center south of Clinton.
6/1: 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen at the Deerfield Grasslands south of Poland. A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was found at Woodford Forest east of Sangerfield.
5/30: A RED CROSSBILL was seen near Little Moose Lake south of Old Forge.
6/1: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen on North Gage Road south of Poland.