Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of October 14, 2019
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
10/14: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen from Towpath Road.
10/16: A rare for Montezuma LONG-TAILED DUCK was spotted at the Visitor’s Center.
10/18: A LEAST BITTERN was seen from the Wildlife Drive.
10/19: A MARSH WREN was found on Towpath Road. 71 SANDHILL CRANES and an EURASIAN WIGEON were seen in Knox-Marcellus Marsh.
10/20: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen at the Visitor’s Center.
10/15: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found at Fair Haven State Park. It was found again on the 20th.
10/15: A rare WHITE-EYED VIROE was found on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga lake near the ampitheater. Unfortunately it has not been relocated. A VESPER SPARROW was also seen. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was found at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.
10/18: 31 BRANT were seen on Onondaga Lake from the Honeywell Center.
10/19: 3 SURF SCOTERS and 4 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.
10/17: A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen at Derby Hill.
10/18: 200+ WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and 11 SURF SCOTERS were seen at Oswego Harbor.
10/19: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Bishop Hill north of Pulaski. A RED-THROATED LOON was seen from Hinman Road north of Port Ontario. A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Selkirk Shores State Park on Lake Ontario. A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and a SANDERLING were seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake Ontario.
10/18: 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on Woodman Pond North of Hamilton.
10/19: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and 4 VESPER SPARROWS were seen on Dunbarton Road in Durhamville.
10/20: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at Verona Beach State Park.
10/18: A SOLITARY SANDPIPER and a LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen on Saltsman Road south of Dolgeville.