Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
11/26: 5 SANDHILL CRANEs were seen from Carncross Road.
11/27: A rare for our area WHITE- EYED VIREO was seen on Armitage Road at the Clyde River.
11/30: 41 SANDHILL CRANES were counted at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.
11/27: A late FOX SPARROW was see on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.
11/29: 3 BLACK SCOTERS and 29 RED-THROATED LOONS were seen on Onondaga Lake from the West Shore Trail.
11/30; 14 RED-THROATED LOONS were still on Onondaga Lake at the West Shore Trail.
11/25: 30 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in flight at Selkirk Shores State Park on Lake Ontario. 3 CACKLING GEESE and an ICELAND GULL were seen at Oswego Harbor.
11/28: 2 BLACK SCOTERS and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen at Oswego Harbor.
11/30: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the Sandy Pond outlet to Lake Ontario. A RED-THROATED LOON was captured away from water north of Oneida Lake and successfully released back into water at Brewerton.
11/30: A late COMMON GALLINULE was seen on Willey Road in Earlville. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was found at the Madison County Landfill south of Canastota. A late WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen along Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.
11/25: A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen at the Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.
11/26: An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Verona Beach State Park on the east end of Oneida Lake. It was seen again of the 30th.
11/26: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen at the Industrial Park area of Little Falls.