Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on April 22, 2019
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
4/23: A rare YELLOW-THROATED was found at South Spring Pond off of Rt. 98. It was relocated on the 24th. and the 25th. but not reported since.
4/26: A SORA and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON were found on the wildlife Trail.
4/27: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen from Morgan Road.
4/23: An EVENING GROSBEAK was reported from Oran Delphi Road just north of Cazenovia. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen from Walton Street in Syracuse.
4/27: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen in the Inner Harbor near Destiny in Syracuse.
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
A total of 16,020 raptors were tallied at Derby this week. Again BROAD-WINGED HAWKS made up a large majority of the birds. Two days, 4/23 and 4/25 had over 5,000 hawks counted. Highlights were 19 GOLDEN EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS and SANDHILL CRANES.
4/28: 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, a FORSTER’S TERN and a LAUGHING GULL were all seen at the outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario. 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen in Oswego Harbor.
EVENING GROSBEAKS and NORTHERN GOSHAWKS continue almost dailyat a feeder on Carpenter Road in Sheds.
4/24: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen in Cazenovia.
4/25: An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.
4/27: 2 SEMI-PALMATED PLOVERS were seen from Ditchbank Road.
4/28: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen from Ditchbank Road. Also seen there was a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. A SORA was seen on Warners Road north of Canastota.
EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported from Willianstown and Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary in Clinton.
4/28: A SORA was found at the Dwyer Road Swamp in Verona.
Up to 60 EVENING GROSBEAKS and a small number of PINE SISKINS continue at a feeder on Military Road north of Dolgeville.