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9/23/17 6:00 pm Susan Gateley <susan...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope, Montezuma Visitor Center
9/23/17 8:30 am Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope, Montezuma Visitor Center
9/20/17 1:02 pm Diane Morton <dianegmorton...> [cayugabirds-l] Saturday Cayuga Bird Club field trip led by Meena
9/18/17 8:45 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
9/15/17 9:46 am Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [cayugabirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker, Durland Preserve
9/12/17 2:54 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
9/12/17 12:53 pm Jody Enck <jodyenck...> [cayugabirds-l] migration celebration and visit to wintering areas
9/12/17 6:11 am Laura Stenzler <lms9...> [cayugabirds-l] Lots of TVs, Stevenson Rd.
9/11/17 2:32 pm Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] injured female cardinal
9/11/17 2:22 pm marsha kardon <mfkardon...> [cayugabirds-l] injured female cardinal
9/11/17 9:44 am Diane Morton <dianegmorton...> [cayugabirds-l] Support the Montezuma Wetlands and the Cayuga Bird Club Muckrace team!
9/11/17 8:24 am Laura Stenzler <lms9...> [cayugabirds-l] Reminder: Cayuga Bird Club September 11 meeting
9/10/17 6:04 pm AB Clark <anneb.clark...> [cayugabirds-l] Crows, WNV and another plea for information
9/10/17 1:51 pm Kevin J. Cummings <kjc39...> [cayugabirds-l] Flock of Flickers
9/10/17 9:57 am Joshua Snodgrass <cedarshiva...> [cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged Hawk kettle
9/9/17 5:06 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] Baird's Sandpipers Knox-Marcellus Marsh near end of dike by East Rd Sept 10, 2017
9/9/17 4:11 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [cayugabirds-l] Baird's Sandpipers Knox-Marcellus Marsh near end of dike by East Rd Sept 10, 2017
9/9/17 10:32 am Bill Evans <wrevans...> [cayugabirds-l] Night flight calls tonight on Mt. Pleasant
9/9/17 5:53 am John Confer <confer...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday
9/8/17 4:05 pm Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [cayugabirds-l] Sanderling, Myers Point
9/8/17 2:22 pm bob mcguire <bmcguire...> [cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday
9/8/17 11:50 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] Bone plain Road
9/7/17 11:56 am Peter <psaracin...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Red-necked Phalarope and more.
9/6/17 11:27 am <clr82...> <clr82...> [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club September 11 meeting
9/5/17 5:58 pm <metetlow...> [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Red-necked Phalarope and more.
9/5/17 9:08 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
9/4/17 3:15 am Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...> [cayugabirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker
9/3/17 6:35 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [cayugabirds-l] Saturday Sept 2nd Montezuma Shorebird Walk
9/3/17 5:25 pm Shawn Billerman <smb223...> [cayugabirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker - Lindsay-Parsons
9/2/17 8:16 am John Confer <confer...> [cayugabirds-l] Long comment: Help banding saw-whets
9/2/17 5:08 am Jody Enck <jodyenck...> [cayugabirds-l] orange-crowned warbler
9/1/17 9:26 pm Carl Steckler <simmshill40...> [cayugabirds-l] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Maryland
9/1/17 8:18 am Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> [cayugabirds-l] Seek ride Ovid to Montezuma shorebird walk tomorrow
8/29/17 4:53 pm Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] Warblers in sapsucker
8/29/17 1:57 pm Rebecca Hansen <rpxenakis...> [cayugabirds-l] Warblers in sapsucker
8/29/17 9:07 am Lindsay Irene Glasner <lig27...> [cayugabirds-l] FW: BirdSleuth student job opening
8/29/17 3:41 am Marie P. Read <mpr5...> RE: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery sound
8/28/17 12:52 pm Betsy Darlington <darlingtonbets...> [cayugabirds-l] Mystery sound
8/28/17 10:28 am Kenneth V. Rosenberg <kvr2...> [cayugabirds-l] GoldenPlover at Myers Point
8/28/17 8:33 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
8/28/17 7:33 am George Dillmann <gjdthree...> [cayugabirds-l] Osprey in Stewart Park - 2nd brood??
8/27/17 2:36 pm John Confer <confer...> [cayugabirds-l] Egret along Thomas Rd.
8/27/17 11:59 am Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] American Golden-Plover reported on spit at Myers, 8:10am
8/27/17 8:01 am Diane Morton <dianegmorton...> [cayugabirds-l] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Sapsucker Woods
8/27/17 5:20 am Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> [cayugabirds-l] American Golden-Plover reported on spit at Myers, 8:10am
8/27/17 5:17 am Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Highlights of Montezuma NWR shorebird walk Sat 26 Aug
8/26/17 7:37 pm Joe DeVito <joebubo...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Highlights of Montezuma NWR shorebird walk Sat 26 Aug
8/26/17 7:30 pm Peter <psaracin...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Highlights of Montezuma NWR shorebird walk Sat 26 Aug
8/26/17 7:23 pm Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> [cayugabirds-l] Highlights of Montezuma NWR shorebird walk Sat 26 Aug
8/26/17 4:35 pm Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...> [cayugabirds-l] Yellow Legs at Mill Pond, Union Springs
8/26/17 12:00 pm M Miller <mmiller325...> [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma birds
8/24/17 5:41 pm Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> [cayugabirds-l] Shorebird trip, Montezuma NWR, 7am Sat 26 Aug
 
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Date: 9/23/17 6:00 pm
From: Susan Gateley <susan...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope, Montezuma Visitor Center
not sure if this will go out to list could you forward? Thanks

not bird related directly (though might relate to food for birds)
have bird watchers noted large numbers of painted lady butterflies moving
around randomly Sat Sept 23? I saw hundreds in an overgrown area with
milkweed today in eastern Wayne Co. Curious as to how widespread this was-
Thanks for any observations

thank

On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 11:30 AM, Jay McGowan <jwm57...> wrote:

> The highlight so far at Montezuma this morning was a WILSON'S PHALAROPE at
> the visitor center pool, which is very good shorebird habitat at the
> moment. I heard a second hand report of a possible Buff-breasted there as
> well, but we did not see one.
>
> Jay
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Date: 9/23/17 8:30 am
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope, Montezuma Visitor Center
The highlight so far at Montezuma this morning was a WILSON'S PHALAROPE at
the visitor center pool, which is very good shorebird habitat at the
moment. I heard a second hand report of a possible Buff-breasted there as
well, but we did not see one.

Jay

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Date: 9/20/17 1:02 pm
From: Diane Morton <dianegmorton...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Saturday Cayuga Bird Club field trip led by Meena
Meena Haribal will lead a half-day field trip "where the birds are" this
Saturday, September 23. We'll look for Fall warblers that may still be
passing through as well as other fall migrants. Meet at the Cornell *Lab of
Ornithology parking lot at 7:30 am*. Dress according to the weather and bring
something to drink and snacks. We should be back by about noon.

This field trip is open to all.

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Date: 9/18/17 8:45 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- September 18, 2017
*  NYSY  09.18.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):September 12, 2017 - September 18, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: September 18  AT 10:30 a.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of septamber 05, 2017.
Highlights--------------RUDDY TURNSTONESTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERCOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERPHILADELPHIA VIREOGRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     16 species of Shorebirds were reported at the complex this week. Highlights will be listed below.
     9/15: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen along the Wildlife Drive. A STILT SANDPIPER was seen at the Audubon Center.     9/16: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was found at the Audubon Center. BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was reported at Martens Tract and Knox-Marsellus Marsh. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.     9/17: 2 STILT SANDPIPERS were seen along the Wildlife Drive.

Onondaga county------------
     9/15: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at Radisson River Park (private) on the Seneca River south of Phoenix.     9/17: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Radisson River Park. An early WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was sees in Manlius.

Oswego County------------
     9/14: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen on O’connor Road in the Town of Scriba.     9/15: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was see at Noyes Sanctuary on Lake Ontario. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen in Hastings.

Madison County------------
     9/15: Six species of shorebirds including a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were seen at the Madison Street impoundment north of Hamilton.     9/17: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen on Bonney Hill Road east of Hamilton.

Oneida County------------
     9;14: A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at Sylvan Beach.     9/16: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Verona Beach Woods     9/17: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO were seen at Spring Farms Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.

Herkimer County-----------------
     9/13: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Carlson Road north of Dolgeville.    
              
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Date: 9/15/17 9:46 am
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker, Durland Preserve
This morning I found a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at the Durland
Preserve on Ellis Hollow Road. It flew into a snag along the first hedgerow
not far in from the parking lot, before the trail in the woods to the
Hirshfeld Platform. It didn't stay long before flying over the woods headed
west. I was not able to relocate it in this area or in the snags at the
platform, but it's possible it could still be around. Checklist with a
couple of photos here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39191092

Alex Wiebe also had a Red-headed near campus yesterday, apparently
exhibiting pretty similar behavior:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39173085

Lots of new migrants are around today, with several good warbler flocks
around the north side of the Lab of Ornithology and on the Wilson Trail. I
highly recommended getting out today or this weekend to see some warbler
diversity.

Jay

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Date: 9/12/17 2:54 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- September 12, 2017
*  NYSY  09.12.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):September 05, 2017 - September 12, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: September 12  AT 5:00 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of septamber 05, 2017.
Highlights-------------- SNOWY EGRETBLACK-BELLIED PLOVERSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERRED-NECKED PHALAROPECOMMON NIGHTHAWKOLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERPHILADELPHIA VIREOGRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
16 species of shorebirds were reported from the complex this week. As in last week, the majority were seen along the wildlife trail, at Knox-Marsellus Marsh and at Martens Tract. Highlights were RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER and both DOWITCHERS.
     9/5: A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE continued at Martens Tract.     9/8: A SNOWY EGRET was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.     9/9: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was found at towpath Road.     9/10: 6 species of shorebirds including 5 STILT SANDPIPERS were seen at Martens Tract. 5 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at the Morgan Road Marsh. An incredible 109 species of birds were seen along Towpath Road including 15 species of Warblers and 11 species of Shorebirds. Also of note were YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and PHILADELPHIA VIREO.

Onondaga county------------
     9/9: OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were seen at Jamesville Beach and on Comstock Road  in Syracuse. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from Oakwood Cemetary in Syracuse.     9/10: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER were seen at Oneida Shores State Park. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen in Oakwood Cemetary. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.

Oswego County-------------
     9/8: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen along Rt. 81 at Parish.     9/10: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Toad Harbor on Oneida Lake

Madison County------------
     9/5: An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were both seen at the Sky High Sod Farm north of Chittenango.     9/10: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Bonney Hill in Hamilton.     9/12: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Bonney Hill.     
Oneida County------------
     9/6: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen in Waterville. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was sen at Spring Farm Nature Preserve south of Clinton.     9/10: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at the Utica Marsh.     A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at Spring Farm Nature Preserve.

Herkimer County------------
     9/6: A MERLIN was seen at Moss Lake in the Adirondak Park
              
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Date: 9/12/17 12:53 pm
From: Jody Enck <jodyenck...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] migration celebration and visit to wintering areas
Hello All Cayugabirders,

Please come to Migration Celebration this coming Saturday at the Lab of
Ornithology, 9 to 4. The Cayuga Bird Club will have a table and we'd love
for you to stop by to help out or at least say, "hi".

Also, I now have details for the first of our upcoming trips (Honduras) to
visit migrating birds on their wintering grounds in January 2018. If you
want to know details, let me know and I'll email them to you.

Thanks
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Date: 9/12/17 6:11 am
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Lots of TVs, Stevenson Rd.
Ton and I counted 114 Turkey vultures in the trees on both sides of Stevenson Rd in Ithaca just now (9:09). Also on fence posts and silos. No Black Vultures yet.
10 Black backed gulls in the field (not sure if greater or lesser).

Laura

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Date: 9/11/17 2:32 pm
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] injured female cardinal
Take the bird to Cornell Vet school wildlife clinic.
Phone 253-3060 for instructions.
Janet Swanson wildlife clinic.

Catch it by gently putting a medium sized towel over it & scooping it up in the towel, if you can.
Transfer to a small pet crate or a box you can close up to transport to Vet School. They Probably will want you to go to small animal clinic opposite large B-parking lot that is along side Rt. 366.

Clinic will assess injury to bird and decide if it can be saved.

Donna Scott
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On Sep 11, 2017, at 5:23 PM, marsha kardon <mfkardon...><mailto:<mfkardon...>> wrote:

In a neighbor's yard there is a female cardinal who appears to have an injured leg. It can fly but not perch or walk. Is there someone who would care for this bird? Marsha Kardon
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Date: 9/11/17 2:22 pm
From: marsha kardon <mfkardon...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] injured female cardinal
In a neighbor's yard there is a female cardinal who appears to have an
injured leg. It can fly but not perch or walk. Is there someone who would
care for this bird? Marsha Kardon

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Date: 9/11/17 9:44 am
From: Diane Morton <dianegmorton...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Support the Montezuma Wetlands and the Cayuga Bird Club Muckrace team!
This weekend is the Montezuma Muckrace, a 24-hour bird-a-thon to find as
many bird species as possible within the 242-square-mile area that
comprises the Montezuma wetlands complex. The Cayuga Bird Club will be
sponsoring our "Arrogant Bustards" team in this year's Muckrace, with Susan
Danskin, Ann Mitchell, Diane Morton, Ken Kemphues, Dave Nutter, Gary
Kohlenberg, Dierdre Anderson and Bob McGuire. We will be competing in the
"recreational" category.

If you'd like to make a donation in support of the Arrogant Bustards team
(or any other team) for this fundraiser, you can do that online at the
Montezuma Muckrace website:
http://friendsofmontezuma.org/projects-programs/muckrace/ (or download a
pledge form to mail).

The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is a major migration stopover for waterfowl,
shorebirds, and land birds, and provides breeding habitat for several
species of conservation concern, including Bald Eagles, Black Terns, and
Cerulean Warblers. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex was designated an
Important Bird Area of global significance in 1997. Last year's Muckrace
raised over $10,000 for use on habitat restoration, removal of invasive
plants, improvement of water level management and other projects.

Help us support this important center of bird conservation that lies at the
north end of our Cayuga Lake basin!

Susan, Ann, Diane, Ken, Gary, Dave, Dierdre and Bob
The Arrogant Bustards

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Date: 9/11/17 8:24 am
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Reminder: Cayuga Bird Club September 11 meeting


Today, September 11, is be the next monthly meeting of the Cayuga Bird Club, which is free and opened to the public. 7:30 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Club Members are invited to join our speaker, Amanda Rodewald, for dinner at Taste of Thai Express (downtown on Rt. 13N) just before the meeting at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Laura Stenzler (<lms9...><mailto:<lms9...>) by 3 this afternoon.

We are looking forward to hearing Amanda D. Rodewald, Ph.D., Garvin Professor of Ornithology and Director of Conservation Science, Cornell University Robert F. Schumann Faculty Fellow, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Department of Natural Resources; Faculty Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University.
Her presentation will be - In the Thick of It: How Invasive Plants Affect Breeding Birds
Invasive species are among the most serious conservation threats to native biodiversity. Invasive plants, in particular, can affect birds by altering food and nesting resources. Recent studies also show that invasive plants can increase the vulnerability of breeding birds to nest predators. Dr. Rodewald will discuss a decade of research showing how Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), one of the most problematic exotic and invasive shrubs in eastern forests, influences predator-prey interactions in urbanizing landscapes.
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The meeting will be held at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. All are welcome. Doors open at 7:00 pm and there will be cookies and conversation starting at 7:15. Bird club business begins at 7:30 pm followed by the presentation. Members: Please remember to review the annual proposed budget in the newsletter before our vote at this meeting.


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Date: 9/10/17 6:04 pm
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Crows, WNV and another plea for information
HI Everyone,

I hope this isn’t overuse of the List to ask for help: our banded crow population in and around Ithaca is suffering from the WNV plague—again, and strongly. We are losing tagged and untagged-but-known family members. Since birds also travel to forage at this time of year, we are trying hard to document whether a bird ostensibly “seen looking sick” is really dead. We are collaborating with the Wildlife Health Unit and are able to get them tested to confirm whether they died of WNV.

So—we really appreciate any alerts to crows seen dead or looking sick or “odd” in and near Ithaca, especially around Cayuga Heights, the Cornell Campus, Forest Home area, the Pine Tree-Mitchell-Ellis Hollow areas, Sapsucker Woods road across to Brown and the Airport areas. I am only too happy to investigate a false alarm, rather than miss a sick crow that then “disappears”, cause unknown. It was really helpful that several people alerted us to a dying crow at Boces last week, which I was able to find the next morning.

Currently, we are missing purple-tagged (white letters) crows “PC” (just N of Boces) and “SZ” (Lexington-Burleigh area) and an untagged but banded crow in the vicinity of Hanshaw between Kay St and Orchard, within this past week. Up to 5 unbanded crows have disappeared in the last few weeks, after other family members died—along Warren on both sides of 13.

Thanks for any help—emails to Kevin or I (best my academic email <aclark...> <mailto:<aclark...>) or texts/calls to my cell phone below are all fine. Suzanne Broderick (<smb4inc...>) will also take the info and make sure reports were investigated.

Anne

Anne B Clark
147 Hile School Rd
Freeville, NY 13068
607-222-0905
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Date: 9/10/17 1:51 pm
From: Kevin J. Cummings <kjc39...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Flock of Flickers
Hi all,


Yesterday I saw 8 Northern Flickers foraging together on the grass here on Hungerford Rd. in Ithaca. Perhaps it's typical for Flickers to congregate like this as fall approaches, but this is the most I've ever seen at one time. It's possible there were a few more in nearby trees.


Also, there was a small flock of warblers, including Magnolia and Chestnut-sided, on the East Trail in Sapsucker Woods today.


Kevin Cummings


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Date: 9/10/17 9:57 am
From: Joshua Snodgrass <cedarshiva...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged Hawk kettle
Just had a loose kettle of about 62 Broad-winged Hawks traveling SW at a
pretty good clip. Flew over my house here in Interlaken. Awesome sight to
see!
Best,
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Date: 9/9/17 5:06 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] Baird's Sandpipers Knox-Marcellus Marsh near end of dike by East Rd Sept 10, 2017
That's supposed to be September 9th.....

On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 7:11 PM, David Nicosia <daven102468...> wrote:

> All,
>
> Got some great photos of two BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS near the very end of
> the Dike on K-M Marsh by East Rd. The birds were in the small channel
> on the edge of the mud. This was at the end of our shorebird walk this
> morning.
> We also saw one BAIRD'S earlier which I assume is one of the two birds
> here.
> I will have a more detailed report later tonight or tomorrow.
>
> see ebird list and photos of Baird's...
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39079983
>
> Dave
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Date: 9/9/17 4:11 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Baird's Sandpipers Knox-Marcellus Marsh near end of dike by East Rd Sept 10, 2017
All,

Got some great photos of two BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS near the very end of
the Dike on K-M Marsh by East Rd. The birds were in the small channel
on the edge of the mud. This was at the end of our shorebird walk this
morning.
We also saw one BAIRD'S earlier which I assume is one of the two birds
here.
I will have a more detailed report later tonight or tomorrow.

see ebird list and photos of Baird's...
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39079983

Dave

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Date: 9/9/17 10:32 am
From: Bill Evans <wrevans...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Night flight calls tonight on Mt. Pleasant
Greetings Cayugabirders,

Tonight, in the vicinity of the observatory atop Mount Pleasant, there will be microphones set up for listening to calls of night migrating birds, a thermal camera detecting and imaging their heat radiation, as well as live NEXRAD radar for visualizing the migration over the broader region. Chris Tessaglia-Hymes will be demonstrating the Cornell Bioacoustic Research Program’s spectrographic analysis software called Raven for visualizing and helping identify short songbird flight calls. We also plan to submit an eBird report for the evening.

The forecast is for mostly clear skies, temps dropping into the high 40s F, and northerly winds 5-10 mph. It looks like a good migration night with steady passage of songbirds and other species. The birds will likely be flying high and difficult to hear by unaided ear, but the microphones should allow us to tune into an amazing density of birds moving high above.

Each listening station can accommodate up to four listeners (8 total). Bring a folding chair or two and your own headphones or earbuds if you have them.

Location:
Hartung-Boothroyd Observatory
Mt Pleasant Rd, Freeville, NY 13068
42.458252, -76.384655

Time: 8:30PM-11PM

Dress warmly, bring a blanket, flashlight, hot tea, etc.

Please be respectfully quiet while near others who are listening to the migration.

Also, please be careful parking along side of Mt. Pleasant Road, and bring a flashlight to aid walking in the dark.

See you tonight!

Bill Evans








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Date: 9/9/17 5:53 am
From: John Confer <confer...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday
Have a great trip.


John

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Sent: Friday, September 8, 2017 5:21:44 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday

I will lead a trip up the lake on Sunday. Meet at 7:30 in the parking area, east side of Stewart Park to car pool. This will be an all-day trip, getting back to Ithaca late in the afternoon.

I expect to visit several of the lakeside spots (east side) to check for newly arrived shorebirds and ducks, then explore the Montezuma refuge and some of the DEC hotspots to the north of there.

Bring snacks and lunch (if you wish). I do plan a stop to buy lunch either at the gas station on rts 5 & 20 or in Savannah.

Bob McGuire
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Date: 9/8/17 4:05 pm
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sanderling, Myers Point
A juvenile SANDERLING is currently foraging on the spit at Myers Point,
perhaps the same bird present here last night before flying south.

Jay

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Date: 9/8/17 2:22 pm
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday
I will lead a trip up the lake on Sunday. Meet at 7:30 in the parking area, east side of Stewart Park to car pool. This will be an all-day trip, getting back to Ithaca late in the afternoon.

I expect to visit several of the lakeside spots (east side) to check for newly arrived shorebirds and ducks, then explore the Montezuma refuge and some of the DEC hotspots to the north of there.

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Date: 9/8/17 11:50 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bone plain Road
I prefer to get my car serviced at picturesque places out in the country so I can be surrounded by nature while I wait.
While getting new tires at Pete's Tires on Bone Plain Road near Sheldon Road, in Town of Dryden, I was able to bird around the property the whole time I waited.

Besides a thicketed wetland with a little stream running through it across the road, there are three, tiered, beaver ponds with nice mudflats, where I've seen Spotted Sandpiper's in the past.

And this day (8/30) I saw a pair of Eastern Kingbirds, at least two pairs of American Goldfinch, several juvenile American Robins, a Green Heron and a Great Blue Heron, flycatcher spp. , a female Belted Kingfisher, an immature Osprey perched on a skinny dead tree, A. Crows, Gray Catbirds, an un-identified warbler, & domestic chickens crowing.

Donna Scott
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Date: 9/7/17 11:56 am
From: Peter <psaracin...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Red-necked Phalarope and more.
Mike and all........on our Tuesday weekly survey at the refuge we
counted 46 bald eagles at various spots along the wildlife drive. Only 2
were adults.

Pete Sar


On 9/5/2017 8:57 PM, <metetlow...> wrote:
> This afternoon Dominic Sherony and a I visited the Martens Tract overlook for the previously reported Red-necked and Wilson's Phalaropes seen as recently as this am. We found the Red-necked but no Wilson's. The water level was up a lot from the day before and birds were leaving as we watched. 1 Stilt and 1 White-rumped Sandpiper were the remaining highlights. A Merlin passing through twice didn't help. An American Bittern flushed from the grasses along the dike to the east.
> On to the main pool. The visitor center "pond" had been partially plowed and is waiting for water. The highlight along the first leg of the wildlife drive was the 24(at least) Bald Eagles perched on just about every snag along the river. This combined with 15 more at Knox-Marcellus marsh was amazing. We did not scan nesting sites and only saw 1 adult so many more out there somewhere. The main pool had good numbers of American Wigeon newly added to the couple hundred Coot.
> Benning Marsh had good habitat with 1 White-rumped and several Stilt sandpipers giving close views. Along the thruway a Peregrine Falcon harassed a Harrier then failed at a pass at a small flock of Peep overhead.
> The north end of Knox-Marcellus marsh was very birdy! The water was up a lot from the weekend and waterfowl numbers were back up to earlier numbers but with greater numbers of Am. Wigeon and Northern Pintail joining the increasing Teal and Mallard numbers. Lesser Yellowlegs and Pectoral Sandpiper groups arrived and left as we watched. We found another Red- necked Phalarope for the highlight but lost it in the Eagle caused shuffles. Great habitat so it should be a great spot with the upcoming weather changes. Dominic has entered ebird checklists. Mike Tetlow
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Date: 9/6/17 11:27 am
From: <clr82...> <clr82...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club September 11 meeting
Next Monday, September 11, will be the next monthly meeting of the Cayuga Bird Club.
Our speaker will be: Amanda D. Rodewald, Ph.D., Garvin Professor of Ornithology and Director of Conservation Science, Cornell University Robert F. Schumann Faculty Fellow, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Department of Natural Resources; Faculty Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University.Her presentation will be - In the Thick of It: How Invasive Plants Affect Breeding Birds
Invasive species are among the most serious conservation threats to native biodiversity. Invasive plants, in particular, can affect birds by altering food and nesting resources. Recent studies also show that invasive plants can increase the vulnerability of breeding birds to nest predators. Dr. Rodewald will discuss a decade of research showing how Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), one of the most problematic exotic and invasive shrubs in eastern forests, influences predator-prey interactions in urbanizing landscapes. As both a faculty member in the Cornell Department of Natural Resources and Director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Amanda Rodewald works to generate, apply, and communicate science in ways that advance understanding of ecology and also support conservation. Her research program seeks to understand the behavioral and demographic mechanisms guiding population, community, and landscape-scale responses of birds to land use change and human activity in the eastern US and Latin America. The meeting will be held at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. All are welcome. Doors open at 7:00 pm and there will be cookies and conversation starting at 7:15. Bird club business begins at 7:30 pm followed by the presentation. Members: Please remember to review the annual proposed budget in the newsletter before our vote at this meeting. Members are invited to join Amanda for dinner at Taste of Thai Express (downtown on Rt. 13N) just before the meeting at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Colleen Richards at <clr82...> by noon Monday so reservations can be made.Colleen RichardsCorresponding SecretaryCayuga Bird Club
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Date: 9/5/17 5:58 pm
From: <metetlow...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Red-necked Phalarope and more.
This afternoon Dominic Sherony and a I visited the Martens Tract overlook for the previously reported Red-necked and Wilson's Phalaropes seen as recently as this am. We found the Red-necked but no Wilson's. The water level was up a lot from the day before and birds were leaving as we watched. 1 Stilt and 1 White-rumped Sandpiper were the remaining highlights. A Merlin passing through twice didn't help. An American Bittern flushed from the grasses along the dike to the east.
On to the main pool. The visitor center "pond" had been partially plowed and is waiting for water. The highlight along the first leg of the wildlife drive was the 24(at least) Bald Eagles perched on just about every snag along the river. This combined with 15 more at Knox-Marcellus marsh was amazing. We did not scan nesting sites and only saw 1 adult so many more out there somewhere. The main pool had good numbers of American Wigeon newly added to the couple hundred Coot.
Benning Marsh had good habitat with 1 White-rumped and several Stilt sandpipers giving close views. Along the thruway a Peregrine Falcon harassed a Harrier then failed at a pass at a small flock of Peep overhead.
The north end of Knox-Marcellus marsh was very birdy! The water was up a lot from the weekend and waterfowl numbers were back up to earlier numbers but with greater numbers of Am. Wigeon and Northern Pintail joining the increasing Teal and Mallard numbers. Lesser Yellowlegs and Pectoral Sandpiper groups arrived and left as we watched. We found another Red- necked Phalarope for the highlight but lost it in the Eagle caused shuffles. Great habitat so it should be a great spot with the upcoming weather changes. Dominic has entered ebird checklists. Mike Tetlow



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Date: 9/5/17 9:08 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- September 05, 2017
*  NYSY  09.05.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):August 28, 2017 - Septermber 05, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: September 05  AT 11:00 a.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of August 28, 2017.
Highlights-------------- SNOWY EGRETRUDDY TURNSTONEBLACK-BELLIED PLOVERRED KNOTSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERRED-NECKED PHALAROPEWILSON’S PHALAROPECOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKEROLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     Another great week for Shorebirds with 20 species being reported. Although there were great reports from the Wildlife Drive and Knox-Marsellus Marsh Marten’s Tract was also very productive this past weekend with 11 species being reported yesterday.     8/29: A RED KNOT was seen from East Road.     9/1: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at Carncross Road.     9/2: A SNOWY EGRET was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues on Mays Point Road.      9/4: 11 Shorebird species were reported at Marten’s Tract including WILSON’S PHALAROPE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER,WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and STILT SANDPIPER.

Onondaga County------------
     OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were reported this week at Oakwood Cemetary in Syracuse, Three Rivers WMA in Baldwinsville and Radisson River Park south of Phoenix.     9/1: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.     9/3: 10 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were counted at Radisson River Park (Private) south of Phoenix.

Oswego County------------
     OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were seen Depot Road in West Monroe and Sandy Island State Park.     8/30: A SAW-WHET OWL was heard at Markowitz Road in Palermo.     9/2: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Sandy Island State Park.     9/4: 2 RED KNOTS were seen at Sandy Island State Park.

Madison County------------
     8/28: A YELOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Tinsley Hill Road in Erieville. A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at the Sky High Sod Farm north of Chittenango.     9/3: An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen at the Sod Farm.

Oneida county------------
     OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were reported from Rt.12 in Kirkland and Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.
            
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Date: 9/4/17 3:15 am
From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker
Woooooh, hooooo! I've been waiting to hear news like this!!!! I had a
feeling we should be seeing more of them in the Finger Lakes, shouldn't
we???! I never hear it reported other than near Montezuma (or did I miss
meetings where it was reported). Thanks for sharing, Shawn, and thanks to
Dave Toews for finding it!!!

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Date: 9/3/17 6:35 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Saturday Sept 2nd Montezuma Shorebird Walk
All,

We had around 25 people for the 3rd shorebird walk of the season down the
dikes between Knox-Marcellus and Puddler's Marshes at Montezuma.

Highlights: at the beginning from East Rd there were 3 STILT SANDPIPERS
that were in basic plumage, likely juveniles. The STILTs were near some
yellowlegs which made for nice comparisons. We also had 4 peep species also
very nice for comparisons. LEAST and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were most
common but we did get nice views of 2 molting adult WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS and a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER. The WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were close
to SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS making for nice comparisons on size, shape and
primary projections. Additionally, the BAIRD's was near some LEAST
SANDPIPERS again making for good comparisons. The difference between
coloration, more buffy for baird's vs more brownish/rufous for least, and
dark legs(baird's) vs light legs(least) was evident. There were also a lot
of KILLDEER and SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS too for comparison. Of course both
species of yellowlegs at times were in people's scopes. This is by far the
BEST way to learn the shorebirds in my opinion: seeing the birds in the
field right next to other similar species. No book or video comes close to
this experience of learning. And all this just isn't possible from East Rd
or Towpath Rd because the distance is too far. So if you are interested in
getting better at shorebirds, I highly recommend these shorebird walks.

Other highlights: a steady stream of BOBOLINKS flying over the marsh, views
of MARSH WRENS, a very cooperative VIRGINIA RAIL, NORTHERN HARRIERS and
many BALD EAGLES.

The list that I compiled can be found here...
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38953924

Thanks again to all who came along and to the fine folks at Montezuma for
supporting these walks. I will be leading another walk this coming Saturday
Sept 9th same time and place. 700 am Montezuma Visitor's Center or 715 am
from East Road. The walk will end between 11 am and noon.

Dave Nicosia

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Date: 9/3/17 5:25 pm
From: Shawn Billerman <smb223...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker - Lindsay-Parsons
Hi all,

I wanted to get word out that Dave Toews found a Red-headed Woodpecker
earlier today (Sept. 3) at Lindsay-Parsons Preserve. It was in the snags at
the beaver pond.

Good birding!
Best,
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Date: 9/2/17 8:16 am
From: John Confer <confer...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Long comment: Help banding saw-whets
Hi Folks,
If you are interested in helping band Northern Saw-whet Owls, please contact me off-line at <confergoldwing...>
Yesterday, I heard a weather forecast with a frost warning. Terrible. Only a few of my tomatoes are ripe. But, the cold nights means that saw-whets will be migrating soon. Wonderful.
My wife, Karen, and I band in our 7-acre front yard at 651 Hammond Hill Rd. This is contiguous with the south side of Hammond Hill State Forest, about 2.5 miles from Slaterville Springs. Several years ago Sandy Podulka came up with an acronym HHOWLS for Hammond Hill Owls.
The major concern for this project is the welfare of the owls and accuracy of the collected data. I have had a mortality and lost data because of a crush of unscheduled and inexperienced visitors. One-time-only look-and-see visitors must ask me in advance for permission so that I can control the number on any date.
Banding saw-whets with the people who come out to help is one of my most enjoyable experiences. Each trip out to the net at ~45 minute intervals is like opening a Christmas present, sometimes just an empty box or the wonderful vision of one or even many saw-whets in the net.
Those who would like to help band need no prior experience. My guideline is that if you want to come out as a banding assistant, please expect to come out for at least three nights. It would be most helpful if you and I could plan on a not-rigid, non-binding one-day-a-week schedule, e.g., Saturday nights.
About 12,000 saw-whets are banded every year. Last year, our best year, we caught 150 owls. About 4% of the birds caught by banding stations near the southern end of migration are already banded. These banded and recaptured birds provide a great deal of information about bird survival and migration patterns. Thus, banding helps us understand birds. Recently, I began taking a drop of blood for analyses of blood parasites and the DNA of these parasites, a very poorly known area of study. The science is interesting, while the mystery and thrill of finding a bird in the net sure helps the motivation.
Saw-whets migrate through here from late Sep. to mid-November. There is a peak in migration from about 10 October to 25 October. The number of birds that fly on any given night is weather controlled. In the entire 50 day duration of some movement, there are 15-20 nights when weather conditions are favorable and we open the nets.
First Work Day - clear net lines, put up poles and nets. Sat., 30 Sep., 1:00-4:30 (flexible). Bring shears or trimmers for shrubbery, stay for pot luck.
Sun., 1 Oct., First banding night: start time uncertain dependent on work left to set up nets. Hopefully, we can start at 6:00 but we may have to start earlier if there is a lot of work left.


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Date: 9/2/17 5:08 am
From: Jody Enck <jodyenck...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] orange-crowned warbler
Hi All,
Orange-crowned Warbler spotted in apple trees in my back yard this morning
at 8am. I am at 1504 Hanshaw Road. Feel free to stop by and look for it.
If someone could please pass this on to the RBA, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks
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Date: 9/1/17 9:26 pm
From: Carl Steckler <simmshill40...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Maryland
Long ride
Rare bird
I'm thinking of going can take three passengers
If interested PM me at <simmshill40...>
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Date: 9/1/17 8:18 am
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Seek ride Ovid to Montezuma shorebird walk tomorrow
You may recall me mentioning my friend Reuben Stoltzfus. He's an excellent birder whom I first met on one of the Knox-Marsellus shorebird walks several years ago, along with his wife, a sister (both also birders), and a quiet infant. His family would like to go on the field trip tomorrow. Some of you who were on my Montezuma overnight SFO trip this spring will remember the lovely time we had looking for field birds and watching a Great Horned Owl nest at their farm. Quiet, sweet folks, all of them. They are Amish, and their usual drivers are off for the holiday weekend. My car can only take 4 of them, but they are 5 total. If anyone going on this trip would be willing to pick up some or all of them in Ovid about 6:15am and bring them back from East Rd afterward (they are flexible about the return time and understand that the walk may last till at least noon), please call me ASAP at 607-229-2158. There's a breakfast sandwich in it for you as well as good company. Thanks!
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Date: 8/29/17 4:53 pm
From: Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] Warblers in sapsucker
There has been a good flock of migrants near the footbridge on Wilson Trail North for the past two days. Mostly one or two of each species, but include

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

CAPE MAY WARBLER

Magnolia Warbler

BAY-BREASTED WARBLER

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

WILSON'S WARBLER


Kevin

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Magnolia, Black-and-white, ,and Canada Warblers just now on the north side of Wilson Trail

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Date: 8/29/17 1:57 pm
From: Rebecca Hansen <rpxenakis...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Warblers in sapsucker
Magnolia, Black-and-white, ,and Canada Warblers just now on the north side of Wilson Trail

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Date: 8/29/17 9:07 am
From: Lindsay Irene Glasner <lig27...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] FW: BirdSleuth student job opening
BirdSleuth, Cornell Lab’s K-12 Education Program, is looking to hire an undergraduate who is an avid birder and is well-versed in eBird and Merlin to help us this year with a number of tasks. Specifically, we’re looking for help reworking our Most Wanted Birds unit – a series of lessons for teachers and other educators designed to get kids outside and connect to their local environment by teaching bird identification and adaptations, as well as participating in the eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/?__hstc=266496273.e9b46f119258696fe24131bb8a8ee0a8.1478530717303.1504010255207.1504021463992.217&__hssc=266496273.1.1504021463992&__hsfp=1079925123> citizen-science project.


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Date: 8/29/17 3:41 am
From: Marie P. Read <mpr5...>
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery sound
This is just a thought, but Carolina Wrens make some really odd sounds and your habitat description sounds right for that species.
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Sent: Monday, August 28, 2017 3:51 PM
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery sound

Yesterday, at the Logan Hill Preserve in Candor, I heard a sound I've never heard before. It maybe translates to "tick-grrrrrr" - but not at all like a tanager's "tick-burrrr." The "grrrrr" sound was deep and dry. The call was repeated several times before I had to leave, and came from a hedgerow between two fields. Do woodcocks ever make such a sound? They often hang out in the same general area.
Any ideas?
Betsy
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Date: 8/28/17 12:52 pm
From: Betsy Darlington <darlingtonbets...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery sound
Yesterday, at the Logan Hill Preserve in Candor, I heard a sound I've never
heard before. It maybe translates to "tick-grrrrrr" - but not at all like
a tanager's "tick-burrrr." The "grrrrr" sound was deep and dry. The call
was repeated several times before I had to leave, and came from a hedgerow
between two fields. Do woodcocks ever make such a sound? They often hang
out in the same general area.
Any ideas?
Betsy

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Date: 8/28/17 10:28 am
From: Kenneth V. Rosenberg <kvr2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] GoldenPlover at Myers Point
The American Golden-Plover is still giving fabulous views in the mouth is Salmon Creek at Myers Point- on the gravel bars in the creek, not on the spit.

Ken

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Date: 8/28/17 8:33 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- August 28, 2017
*  NYSY  08.28.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):Aygyst 21, 2017 - August 28, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: August 21  AT 10:00 a.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of August 21, 2017.
Highlights--------------BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONBLACK VULTURERUDDY TURNSTONEBLACK-BELLIED PLOVERWHIMBRELMARBLED GODWITRED KNOTSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERBAIRD’S SANDPIPERRED-NECKED PHALAROPEWILSON’S PHALAROPECOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKEROLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
   Shorebird numbers picked up this week with 21 species being reported. Highlights were AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, RED KNOT, RUDDY TURNSTONE, WILSON’S PHALAROPE, REED-NECKED PHALAROPE and STILT SANDPIPER. Most birds were fund in Knox-Marsellus Marsh although a fair number are seen along the wildlife Drive.     8/22: 13 Shorebird species including RED-NECKED PHALAROPE were seen along the Wildlife Drive.     8/24: 13 Shorebird species including RED KNOWT were seen from East Road. 6 Shorebird species including BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were seen at Kipp Island.     8/26: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at Marten’s tract.     8/27: 3 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be seen in the dead trees along Mays Point Road. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on Towpath Road. 13 Shorebird species including RUDDY TURNSTONE, WILSON’S PHALAROPE and RED KNOT were seen in Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

Onondaga county------------
     8/21: 2 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen along Onondaga Creek on the Creekwalk near Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen in Oakwood Cemetary in Syracuse.     8/22: 11 species of Shorebirds including RUDDY TURNSTONE and STILT SANDPIPER were seen along the south west end on Onondaga Lake.     8/27: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Radisson River Park (private) south of Phoenix.

Oswego County------------
     8/22: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen on Halsey Road north of Mexico.     8/23: A WHIMBREL was seen at derby Hill. A MARBLED GODWIT was seen at the yacht club in Oswego Harbor. A RUDDY TURNSTONE and a SANDERLING were seen at Fort Ontario in Oswego.     8/25: 8 Shorebird species including RUDDY TURNSTONE were seen at Sandy Island State Park.     8/27: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was see at a private residence in Hastings.

Madison County------------
     8/24: an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen at the Sky High sod Farm north of Chittenango.     8/26: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at the sod farm. It was seen on the 27th. also.

Herkimer County------------
     8/22: A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Little Falls.              
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Date: 8/28/17 7:33 am
From: George Dillmann <gjdthree...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey in Stewart Park - 2nd brood??
Hi all,
It's been fun to see the Osprey still on the nest in Stewart Park (the platform nearest the lake), and calling and circling in the air nearby. Why would they still be using a nest this time of the year? Is it possible that they're raising a 2nd brood?
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Date: 8/27/17 2:36 pm
From: John Confer <confer...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Egret along Thomas Rd.
Without binocs, I thought the egret was American. In larger beaver pond near southern end of Thomas Rd.


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Date: 8/27/17 11:59 am
From: Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] American Golden-Plover reported on spit at Myers, 8:10am
The A. Golden-Plover is still at Myer's, on the gravel bars in Salmon Creek as of 1:40 pm, feeding apparently oblivious to the activity. I did encourage one swimming dog to move more toward the point.

Gary

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That report just came in from Kevin McGowan on the text rare-bird-alert system.
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Date: 8/27/17 8:01 am
From: Diane Morton <dianegmorton...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Sapsucker Woods
This morning while leading the beginner bird walk at Sapsucker Woods, we
saw an Olive-sided Flycatcher on a snag out in the pond. We watched it from
the Wilson trail along the north side of the pond. It later moved to
another snag, visible from the Charley Harper bench.

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Date: 8/27/17 5:20 am
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] American Golden-Plover reported on spit at Myers, 8:10am
That report just came in from Kevin McGowan on the text rare-bird-alert system.
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Date: 8/27/17 5:17 am
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Highlights of Montezuma NWR shorebird walk Sat 26 Aug
Sorry I omitted there was also a Ruddy Turnstone running around on dry mud among the sparser cattails and prying up small clods of dirt in lieu of stones. Thanks again to all who helped make these trips happen. That includes both refuge staff, Andrea Van Beusichem and Linda Ziemba in particular, but also whoever mows the dikes, and all the birders working together. I believe Dave Nicosia is leading a similar trip at 7am from the Visitor Center to K-M the next 2 Saturday mornings, September 2 & 9, and Mike Tetlow is leading one starting later on Saturday September 16. I hope to be there and see many of you at the next one.
--Dave Nutter
PS - "White-rumpled Sandpiper" is a fiction from the world of auto-incorrect spelling. The bird was very plump, but not at all rumpled, and in fact it did briefly show a white rump in flight, although that was not how we identified it. White-rumped Sandpiper is what I swear I wrote.


> On Aug 26, 2017, at 10:22 PM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> wrote:
>
> About 30 of us birders walked onto the dikes at Knox-Marsellus Marsh on Saturday morning seeking shorebirds. Habitat was a bit limited due to lots of vegetation, and numbers of visible birds were a bit on the low side, but there was good variety despite some flightiness, falcon harassment, and apparent turnover.
>
> Shorebirds included:
> Killdeer - common
> Semipalmated Plover - several
> Semipalmated Sandpiper - common
> Least Sandpiper - common
> White-rumpled Sandpiper - at least 1, possibly several
> Baird's Sandpiper - at least 3 together
> Stilt Sandpiper - at least 4 together
> Pectoral Sandpiper - several
> Short-billed Dowitcher - at least bright 3 juveniles
> Long-billed Dowitcher - at least 1 juvenile (which I missed)
> Wilson's Snipe - at least 4 together (which I missed)
> Lesser Yellowlegs - common
> Greater Yellowlegs - several
> Wilson's Phalarope - 2 together
> Most of these would have been very difficult to see from either East Road or Towpath Road.
>
> Other highlights included:
> Trumpeter Swan - a pair flew in, calling, from Puddler to K-M
> Sora - 2 adults
> Virginia Rail - at least 2, possibly 3 adults
> Sandhill Crane - a pair flew in, calling from the south to K-M
> Various non-breeding plumage dabbling ducks which generally kept their distance but settled within sight
> Great Egrets - a few
> Caspian Terns - a resting flock
> Peregrine Falcon - at least 1 quick flyby which scared off many shorebirds
> Merlin - which I missed
> Northern Harrier - 1 hunting over adjacent marshy fields, possibly another soaring high overhead with a Red-tailed Hawk
>
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Date: 8/26/17 7:37 pm
From: Joe DeVito <joebubo...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Highlights of Montezuma NWR shorebird walk Sat 26 Aug
Dave,

Thank you very much. Today was a great experience!

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> On Aug 26, 2017, at 10:22 PM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> wrote:
>
> About 30 of us birders walked onto the dikes at Knox-Marsellus Marsh on Saturday morning seeking shorebirds. Habitat was a bit limited due to lots of vegetation, and numbers of visible birds were a bit on the low side, but there was good variety despite some flightiness, falcon harassment, and apparent turnover.
>
> Shorebirds included:
> Killdeer - common
> Semipalmated Plover - several
> Semipalmated Sandpiper - common
> Least Sandpiper - common
> White-rumpled Sandpiper - at least 1, possibly several
> Baird's Sandpiper - at least 3 together
> Stilt Sandpiper - at least 4 together
> Pectoral Sandpiper - several
> Short-billed Dowitcher - at least bright 3 juveniles
> Long-billed Dowitcher - at least 1 juvenile (which I missed)
> Wilson's Snipe - at least 4 together (which I missed)
> Lesser Yellowlegs - common
> Greater Yellowlegs - several
> Wilson's Phalarope - 2 together
> Most of these would have been very difficult to see from either East Road or Towpath Road.
>
> Other highlights included:
> Trumpeter Swan - a pair flew in, calling, from Puddler to K-M
> Sora - 2 adults
> Virginia Rail - at least 2, possibly 3 adults
> Sandhill Crane - a pair flew in, calling from the south to K-M
> Various non-breeding plumage dabbling ducks which generally kept their distance but settled within sight
> Great Egrets - a few
> Caspian Terns - a resting flock
> Peregrine Falcon - at least 1 quick flyby which scared off many shorebirds
> Merlin - which I missed
> Northern Harrier - 1 hunting over adjacent marshy fields, possibly another soaring high overhead with a Red-tailed Hawk
>
> Thanks to all the folks who helped share sightings, questions, & ID help. Thanks also to refuge staff for their efforts in the difficult task of creating shorebird habitat despite the conspiracies of weather & vegetation, and for allowing us onto the dikes for far better looks at the birds.
> --Dave Nutter
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Date: 8/26/17 7:30 pm
From: Peter <psaracin...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Highlights of Montezuma NWR shorebird walk Sat 26 Aug
Thanks for sharing your time and knowledge with us Dave. Very much
appreciated.

Pete Sar


On 8/26/2017 10:22 PM, Dave Nutter wrote:
> About 30 of us birders walked onto the dikes at Knox-Marsellus Marsh on Saturday morning seeking shorebirds. Habitat was a bit limited due to lots of vegetation, and numbers of visible birds were a bit on the low side, but there was good variety despite some flightiness, falcon harassment, and apparent turnover.
>
> Shorebirds included:
> Killdeer - common
> Semipalmated Plover - several
> Semipalmated Sandpiper - common
> Least Sandpiper - common
> White-rumpled Sandpiper - at least 1, possibly several
> Baird's Sandpiper - at least 3 together
> Stilt Sandpiper - at least 4 together
> Pectoral Sandpiper - several
> Short-billed Dowitcher - at least bright 3 juveniles
> Long-billed Dowitcher - at least 1 juvenile (which I missed)
> Wilson's Snipe - at least 4 together (which I missed)
> Lesser Yellowlegs - common
> Greater Yellowlegs - several
> Wilson's Phalarope - 2 together
> Most of these would have been very difficult to see from either East Road or Towpath Road.
>
> Other highlights included:
> Trumpeter Swan - a pair flew in, calling, from Puddler to K-M
> Sora - 2 adults
> Virginia Rail - at least 2, possibly 3 adults
> Sandhill Crane - a pair flew in, calling from the south to K-M
> Various non-breeding plumage dabbling ducks which generally kept their distance but settled within sight
> Great Egrets - a few
> Caspian Terns - a resting flock
> Peregrine Falcon - at least 1 quick flyby which scared off many shorebirds
> Merlin - which I missed
> Northern Harrier - 1 hunting over adjacent marshy fields, possibly another soaring high overhead with a Red-tailed Hawk
>
> Thanks to all the folks who helped share sightings, questions, & ID help. Thanks also to refuge staff for their efforts in the difficult task of creating shorebird habitat despite the conspiracies of weather & vegetation, and for allowing us onto the dikes for far better looks at the birds.
> --Dave Nutter
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Date: 8/26/17 7:23 pm
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Highlights of Montezuma NWR shorebird walk Sat 26 Aug
About 30 of us birders walked onto the dikes at Knox-Marsellus Marsh on Saturday morning seeking shorebirds. Habitat was a bit limited due to lots of vegetation, and numbers of visible birds were a bit on the low side, but there was good variety despite some flightiness, falcon harassment, and apparent turnover.

Shorebirds included:
Killdeer - common
Semipalmated Plover - several
Semipalmated Sandpiper - common
Least Sandpiper - common
White-rumpled Sandpiper - at least 1, possibly several
Baird's Sandpiper - at least 3 together
Stilt Sandpiper - at least 4 together
Pectoral Sandpiper - several
Short-billed Dowitcher - at least bright 3 juveniles
Long-billed Dowitcher - at least 1 juvenile (which I missed)
Wilson's Snipe - at least 4 together (which I missed)
Lesser Yellowlegs - common
Greater Yellowlegs - several
Wilson's Phalarope - 2 together
Most of these would have been very difficult to see from either East Road or Towpath Road.

Other highlights included:
Trumpeter Swan - a pair flew in, calling, from Puddler to K-M
Sora - 2 adults
Virginia Rail - at least 2, possibly 3 adults
Sandhill Crane - a pair flew in, calling from the south to K-M
Various non-breeding plumage dabbling ducks which generally kept their distance but settled within sight
Great Egrets - a few
Caspian Terns - a resting flock
Peregrine Falcon - at least 1 quick flyby which scared off many shorebirds
Merlin - which I missed
Northern Harrier - 1 hunting over adjacent marshy fields, possibly another soaring high overhead with a Red-tailed Hawk

Thanks to all the folks who helped share sightings, questions, & ID help. Thanks also to refuge staff for their efforts in the difficult task of creating shorebird habitat despite the conspiracies of weather & vegetation, and for allowing us onto the dikes for far better looks at the birds.
--Dave Nutter


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Date: 8/26/17 4:35 pm
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow Legs at Mill Pond, Union Springs
Returning from Montezuma this evening, I stopped by Mill Pond to see what ducks were there. They were pretty much sleeping Mallards among the "floatsome". The surprising thing was seeing a Lesser Yellowlegs pecking and scurrying around on the vegetation!
Good birding,
Ann

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Date: 8/26/17 12:00 pm
From: M Miller <mmiller325...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma birds
Had a vew birds of interest at the refuge (didn’t go on Knox-Marsellus hike). Had a Wilson's phalarope along with pectoral, semi-palmated, & least sandpipers (and a couple unidentified as of yet). Also had both yellowlegs & Semipalmated plovers, all at Benning Marsh.

Esker Brook trail was very quiet, but did find red-eyed vireo, GC flycatcher, wood thrush, Wilson's warbler, Am redstart, eastern pewee & rusty blackbird (most near the north end of the trail).

Mark Miller

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Date: 8/24/17 5:41 pm
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Shorebird trip, Montezuma NWR, 7am Sat 26 Aug
On this Saturday morning, 26 Aug, I'll be leading a shorebirding field trip at Montezuma NWR, leaving at 7am from the Visitor Center on NYS-5/US-20, and at 7:15am from the overlook on East Road to walk onto the dikes around Knox-Marsellus and possibly Puddler impoundments. We'll be out walking and standing in whatever weather for a few hours, so be prepared in terms of clothing, water, & snacks. Bring binoculars. If you have a spotting scope, please also bring that and be willing to share views with folks who do not have scopes, which is the only and minimal price of admission to an otherwise off-limits area. Folks familiar with the shorebirds which frequent this area and are willing to help find and help teach about them are welcome, as are folks who want to learn. This evening Dave Wheeler reported a Red Knot at K-M, which has also harbored both Red-necked and Wilson's Phalaropes in the past few days. This is migration, so anything may (or may not) show up. See you there!
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