Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on July 02, 2018
LEAST TERN (EXTRALIMITAL)
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
Shorebird season is upon us. 10 species including SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were reported from the complex this week.
7/3: A TUNDRA SWAN is still lingering along the Wildlife Drive.
7/4: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was seen along Towpath Road. The WESTERN MEADOWLARK is still being seen and heard on the eastern end of Armitage Road. 14 GREAT EGRETS were seen there also. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found at the Visitor’s Center.
7/6: A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at the Morgan Road Marsh
7/8: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 8 GREAT EGRETS were seen along the Wildlife Drive. 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES and 5 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at VanDyne Spoor Road.
7/7: Up to 8 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at Fair Haven State Park.
7/2: 2 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at the Liverpool Marina on Onondaga Lake.
7/7: 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Green Lakes State Park.
7/5: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found at the Tioghnioga WMA east of New Woodstock.
7/5: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Verona Beach State Park.
7/6: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Blossvale.
7/8: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen east of Cleveland.
7/5: 2 RED CROSSBILLS were seen near the Moose River on Independence Road.
7/8: A GRAY JAY was seen near Limekiln Lake south of Inlet.
7/8; A very rare for the area LEAST TERN was spotted at the east spit of Braddock Bay on Lake Ontario in Monroe County. There has been no report of the bird today.