Date: 10/28/19 11:57 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse area RBA

RBA




*New York




October 28, 2019




NYSY 10. 28. 19




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert




To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com




Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, 

Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands Complex




Compiled: October 28 at 10:00 a.m.




Compiler: Joseph Brin




Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org













Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of October 21, 2019













Highlights:

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RED-NECKED GREBE

GREAT CORMORANT

LEAST BITTERN

BRANT

CACKLING GOOSE

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

LONG-TAILED DUCK

SURF SCOTER

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

ROUGH-WINGED HAWK

COMMON GALLINULE

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

RED PHALAROPE

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

FORSTER’S TERN

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

VESPER SPARROW




























Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     10/21: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was found at the Visitor’s Center and has continued to be seen through the week. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 45 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in Knox-Marsellus Marsh. Sandhill Crane numbers increased to over 70 later in the week.

     10/22: 2 CACKLING GEESE and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were seen along the Wildlife Drive.

     10/24: A LEAST BITTERN was seen at Benning Marsh on the Wildlife Drive.

     10/26: 2 late COMMON GALLINULES were seen at VanDyne Spoor Road. Another was seen on the Wildlife Drive.

     10?27: By the end of the week 27 species of waterfowl were reported including a LONG-TAILED DUCK seen again at the Visitor’s Center.







Onondaga County

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     10/21: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen in flight at the Erie Canal in Fayetteville.

     10/26: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on Onondaga lake from the West Shore Trail. It was relocated on 10/27.







Oswego County

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10/21: A SURF-SCOTER was seen at Selkirk Shores State Park on Lake Ontario.




     10/26: A FORSTER’S TERN was seen and photographed at the outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario. 6 species of raptors including RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Bishop Road north of Pulaski.







Madison County

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     10/27: A late VESPER SPARROW was seen on Warner’s road north of Canastota.







Oneida County

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     10/24: A rare for here GREAT CORMORANT was found at Sylvan Beach on Oneida Lake. It had been seen through yesterday. Up to 4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at Sylvan Beach and were reported through the 26th.

     10/25: A RED PHALAROPE was seen at Sylvan Beach.

     10/26: A BRANT and a SURG SCOTER were seen at Sylvan Beach. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen at Verona Berach State Park.







Herkimer County

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     10/21: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at the Eatonville Reservoir east of Herkimer.

     10/26: A late VESPER SPARROW was seen at a private Residence on Military Road west of Dolgeville.




   

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Joseph Brin




Region 5




Baldwinsville, NY, 13027, USA











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