Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
October 19, 2020
PINK FOOTED GOOSE
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
11/13: A SHORT-EARED OWL was found at VanDyne Spoor Road.
11/14: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and a MARSH WREN were at the Visitor’s Center. Another MARSH WREN was at Martens Tract. A CACKLING GOOSE and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER WERE seen on the Wildlife Drive. 38 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at VanDyne Spoor road and 49 were counted on Armitage Road.
11/15: A BLACK SCOTER was seen on the Wildlife Drive.
RED CROSSBILLS and a few WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS continue at the corner of Shakham Road and Morgan Hill Road near the the Cortland County Line. COMMON REDPOLLS continue in good numbers on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.
10/10: Up to 3 BLACK SCOTERS were seen from the West Shore Drive of Onondaga Lake in Syracuse. They were reported through the 15th.
11/11: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Dunham Road west of Baldwinsville.
11/12: 2 SURF SCOTERS were seen from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake. A late EASTERN PHOEBE was seen on Sunview Terrace in Elbridge. EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in Syracuse.
11/13: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.
11/14: A GOLDEN EGLE was seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest.
11/15: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a residence on Fenner Road west of Baldwinsville.
11/16: An extremely rare for our area PINK FOOTED GOOSE was found at Old fly Marsh south of Pompey.
11/10: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Derby Hill. A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was seen on Kibbe Road in Constantia.
11/11: 11 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen at the outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario.
11/14: A SABINE’S GULL and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK were seen at Derby Hill. An extremely rare for our area VARIED THRUSH was seen at a residence on Kibbe Road in Constantia. A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on Lake Ontario just north of Oswego Harbor. A WHITE-RUMBED SANDPIPER and a GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at the Sandy Pond outlet on Lake Ontario.
11/15: 8 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at Derby Hill. Some were seen on the 16th. also.
11/12: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Bonney Hill Road north of Hamilton.
11/14: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on Burleson Road south of Canastota.
11/15: 2 ICELAND GULLS, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a GLAUCOUS GULL were at Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.
11/13: 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were found in Waterville. 15 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen on Sterling Road in Oneida.
11/14: 2 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at the Erie Canal Lock 21 in Oneida.
------------11/11: EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a feeder in Salisbury Corners north of Dolgeville.
11/12: EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a feeder on the Military Road north of Dolgeville.