Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
NEOTROPICAL CORMORANT (Extralimital)
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
9/8: A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen from Towpath Road.
9/9: 4 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS were seen in the Main Pool and were seen again on the 11th. 3 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at Marten’s Tract.
9/10: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at the Visitor’s Center and was seen through the 13th. sometimes moving to the Main Pool.A DICKCISSEL was heard along the Main Drive. Also found were 11 Shorebird species and 11 Warbler species.
9/12: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen along the Wildlife Drive.
9/8: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen at Fair Haven State Park.
9/11: A HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen at West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven. Also seen there was a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER.
9/13: A WESTERN SANDPIPER was found at West Barrier Bar Park in FairHaven.
RED CROSSBILLS continue at the intersection of Shakham Road and Herlihy Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest.
9/8: A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER wa found in Marcellus. A STILT SANDPIPER was seen and photographed from the West Shore Trail on Onondaga lake.
9/9: 9 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at Barry Park in Syracuse.
9/10: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest.A DUNLIN was seen in the pool on New Seneca Turnpike north of Skaneateles.
9/11: A SNOW GOOSE was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus.
9/12: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville.
9/13: A RING-NECKED DUCK was seen in the Marshy Spits area of Onondaga Lake south of the Honeywell Center. 2 SANDERLINGS and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO were seen at Oneida Shores County Park on Oneida Lake.
9/9: 10 Shorebird Species including a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were seen at the Sandy Pone Outlet on Lake Ontario.
9/10: A RED PHALAROPE and a WHIMBREL were seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet.
9/11: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Sandy Island State Park on Lake Ontario.A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet.
9/12: 9 species of Shorebirds including a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, a RUDDY TURNSTONE and a STILT SANDPIPER were seen at the Sandy Pond Outlet. Also seen was an early AMERICAN PIPIT.
9/8: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.
9/9: A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen on Mason Hill east of Hamilton.
9/12: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen on Peterson Hollow Road near Erieville.
9/8: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen in the Kirkland Town Park south of Clinton.
9/9: A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen at Hinkley Reservoir. It was relocated on the 13th. and is believed to have an injured wing
9/11: A RUDDY TURNSTONE and a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were found at Delta Lake State Park in Rome. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Kirkland Town Park south of Clinton.
9/8: A PINE SISKIN was seen on the Bald Mountain trail north of Old Forge.
9/9: 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen near Salidbury Corners north of Dolgeville.
9/11: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen on Partridge Hill Road near Trenton.
9/12: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Lake Roadaxe near Old Forge.