Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
February 15, 2021
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
2/19: 1 SHORT-EARED OWL was seen from Loop Road north of Rt. 31 near the Hamlet of Montezuma.
2/21: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen from Loop Road.
2/15: 6 HOARY REDPOLLS were seen in a group of over 900 Common Redpolls on Maiden Lane Road north of Port Byron. Also seen there was a SAVANNAH SPARROW.
2/18: A FOX SPARROW was seen near Rt. 34 south of Cato.
2/22: 3 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS on Jordan Road north ofJordan.
An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continues at Mercer Park in Baldwinsville. A HOARY REDPOLL continues frequently at the Marshy Pits area on Onondaga Lake south of the Honeywell Center. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS continue at many locations throughout the county.
2/16: An ICELAND GULL was seen from Mercer Park in Baldwinsville.
2/17: A NORTHERN SHOVELER was seen from the Marshy Spits area. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse.
2/18: A pair of WOOD DUCKS continue at the Inner Harbor on Onondaga Creek north of Kirkpatrick Street in Syracuse.
2/21: 5 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were seen at Radisson
river Park (private) on River Road north of Rt. 31 in Baldwinsville. 3 PINE SISKINS were seen at Harrington Road in Syracuse. A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen on the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.
2/22: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was again seen near Barry Park in Syracuse.
2/18: Up to 3 KING EIDERS and an adult male BLACK SCOTER were seen from Fort Ontario Park in Oswego Harbor. They were seen through the 21st.
2/20: A SURF SCOTER was seen in Oswego Harbor. It was relocated on 2/21.
2/19: A BROWN THRASHER was seen on West Lake Road in Oswego.A GLAUCOUS GULL, a RED-THROATED LOON and an ICELAND GULL were seen in Oswego Harbor.
2/21: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near Oswego Harbor.
2/17: A TURKEY VULTURE and a COMMON GRACKLE were seen at Sullivan Town Park in Chittenango.
2/18: a NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Eden Hollow Road east of Erieville. A SNOWY OWL was again seen on Bellinger Road near the Fenner Wind Farms. 2 PINE SISKINS were seen on Skyline Drive in Morrisville.
2/16: 4 RED CROSSBILLS were seen from Kellog Street in Clinton. 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Potato Hill Road in Boonville.
2/15: 2 PINE SISKINS were seen on Dropp Road north of Richfield Springs.
2/16: 7 PINE GROSBEAKS and a HOARY REDPOLL were seen at a feeding area in Salisbury Corners north of Dolgeville.
2/18: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Salisbury Corners.