Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on June 11, 2018
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
6/12: A CATTLE EGRET was seen in Knox-Marsellus Marsh. It was observed again on the 13th.
6/15: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen along the Wildlife Drive near the Eagle Statue. Three LEAST BITTERNS and an ORCHARD ORIOLE were seen at VanDyne Spoor Road. 2 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continus at the forested area of Armitage Road. They were seen through 6/17.
6/17: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again reported form the complex. No specific area was mentioned.
6/13: A COMMON LOON was seen an Onondaga Lake. it was reported again on the 16th.
6/16: 2 PRAIRIE WARBLERS were again found at Green Lakes State Park. A probable family group of 7 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Green Lakes also. 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were again seen at Three Rivers WMA in Baldwinsville.
6/17: A LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH continues at Salmon River Falls.
6/16: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen on Muller Hill Road near Georgetown.
6/12: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continues at Spring Farms Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.
6/14: A LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was seen at Pixley Falls State Park.
6/16: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen at Castlebrook Farm east of Williamston.
6/13: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Carlson Road south of Salisbury Center.
6/16: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was found on the trail to House Pond off the Powley Road north of Stratford.