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8/21/18 6:42 am Susan Gateley <susan...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
8/21/18 6:38 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
8/21/18 6:07 am Rising, Gerald <insrisg...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
8/21/18 5:58 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
8/21/18 5:16 am Marie P. Read <mpr5...> RE:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
8/21/18 4:57 am Rising, Gerald <insrisg...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
8/20/18 12:39 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
8/20/18 11:10 am Jody Enck <jodyenck...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Mon 8/20
8/20/18 8:52 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Mon 8/20
8/19/18 6:30 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 8/19
8/19/18 5:45 am psaracin <psaracin...> [cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Today’s ‘Shorebird Walk’ and Montezuma NWR
8/18/18 6:56 pm Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> [cayugabirds-l] Today’s ‘Shorebird Walk’ and Montezuma NWR
8/16/18 1:52 pm Judith Thurber <jathurber...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] seeking mockingbirds
8/16/18 10:12 am AB Clark <anneb.clark...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] seeking mockingbirds
8/15/18 8:03 pm Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] seeking mockingbirds
8/15/18 7:10 pm Heidi King <hbardyking...> [cayugabirds-l] seeking mockingbirds
8/15/18 10:36 am Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...> [cayugabirds-l] Bats of Montezuma
8/14/18 9:49 am Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Shorebird Walk Saturday 18 August
8/13/18 1:30 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
8/12/18 10:46 am Dick Feldman <rf10...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 8/12 (Golden-winged Warbler)
8/12/18 8:30 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 8/12 (Golden-winged Warbler)
8/12/18 7:23 am david nicosia <daven1024...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] eBird Report - Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marsellus Marsh, Aug 11, 2018
8/11/18 4:26 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> Re: ADMIN: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Scouting party or wrecking crew?
8/11/18 4:09 pm Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...> ADMIN: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Scouting party or wrecking crew?
8/11/18 2:18 pm Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Scouting party or wrecking crew?
8/11/18 1:33 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [cayugabirds-l] eBird -- Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marsellus Marsh -- Aug 11, 2018
8/11/18 1:30 pm david nicosia <daven1024...> [cayugabirds-l] eBird -- Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marsellus Marsh -- Aug 11, 2018
8/8/18 12:40 pm Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...> [cayugabirds-l] Audubon programs this weekend
8/6/18 8:35 pm Steve Benedict <whimsy48...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] nesting outcomes (OOB)
8/6/18 7:01 pm <gagekm...> [cayugabirds-l] nesting outcomes (OOB)
8/6/18 10:00 am Joshua Snodgrass <cedarshiva...> [cayugabirds-l] Trip Summary of Montezuma NWR guided shorebird walk Aug. 4
8/6/18 6:47 am Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] what is this bird?
8/6/18 6:00 am Norwalk, James <NORWALK...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] what is this bird?
8/6/18 5:15 am Cherilyn Jackmin <cj45...> RE:[cayugabirds-l] what is this bird?
8/5/18 11:58 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
8/3/18 2:24 pm Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13...> [cayugabirds-l] Zeiss 7x’42
8/3/18 9:02 am Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13...> [cayugabirds-l] Ziess victory 7x42 for sale
8/2/18 9:43 am Laurie Roe <roelaur...> [cayugabirds-l] how big is the tip of a Pileated's beak?
8/2/18 8:16 am Lois E. Chaplin <lec4...> [cayugabirds-l] A most unusual Robin's nest
7/30/18 10:15 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
7/28/18 5:45 pm Candace Cornell <cec222...> [cayugabirds-l] How many osprey chicks at Treman Marina nest?
7/28/18 9:45 am Candace Cornell <cec222...> [cayugabirds-l] Don't go up Rte. 90 this weekend
7/28/18 7:58 am Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...> [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Moth Night 8/10/18
7/27/18 3:42 pm Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed Cuckoo!!
7/27/18 3:29 pm John Confer <confer...> [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest success, 2018 - short and long
7/26/18 5:18 pm Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] OT - little birds benefit Lab of O
7/26/18 10:48 am Joshua Snodgrass <cedarshiva...> [cayugabirds-l] Guided shorebird walk at Montezuma August 4th
7/26/18 6:25 am Steve Taylor <steve999...> [cayugabirds-l] Towpath Road
7/26/18 3:54 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] YC Night Heron
7/26/18 2:51 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Fw: Towpath
7/26/18 2:45 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Fw: Towpath
7/26/18 2:38 am Carol Keeler <carolk441...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question re: Towpath Road
7/25/18 7:40 pm Stephen Taylor <steve999...> [cayugabirds-l] Question re: Towpath Road
7/25/18 2:50 pm Chris Lajewski <lajewskic...> [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Muckrace September 14-15
7/25/18 6:47 am <gagekm...> [cayugabirds-l] Muckrace volunteers needed
7/24/18 8:51 am Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...> [cayugabirds-l] Audubon guided paddle
7/23/18 1:34 pm Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sanderlings, Myers Point
7/23/18 11:56 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
7/23/18 5:43 am Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [cayugabirds-l] Sanderlings, Myers Point
7/22/18 10:43 am Asher Hockett <veery715...> [cayugabirds-l] ascending song
7/22/18 7:51 am Marty Schlabach <mls5...> [cayugabirds-l] FW: [Eatonbirds] Stoltzfus Farm Field Trip Report Jul 21, 2018
 
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Date: 8/21/18 6:42 am
From: Susan Gateley <susan...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
Dear birders,

I have a question. Do young ospreys hang out at nest after they fledge and
hope for food? Thanks

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 8:16 AM, Marie P. Read <mpr5...> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I just voted FOR cat licensing, mostly for the first reason that Gerald
> mentioned below.
>
> Marie
>
> Marie Read Wildlife Photography
> 452 Ringwood Road
> Freeville NY 13068 USA
>
> Phone 607-539-6608
> e-mail <mpr5...>
>
> Website: http://www.marieread.com
> Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-
> Photography-104356136271727/
> ________________________________________
> From: <bounce-122789659-5851667...> [bounce-122789659-5851667@
> list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Rising, Gerald [<insrisg...>]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 7:57 AM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
>
> Currently a vote is being taken by an Albany station whether or not to
> license cats. As I write, the NO vote is winning. I urge anyone concerned
> about this issue, for or against, to vote. I favor licensing for several
> reasons that are becoming increasingly clear. This is not the time to spell
> them out, but I will at least these: the serious effect on wildlife
> populations of depredation by this introduced species, the spread of
> tooplasmosis, and the increasing incidence of cab-borne rabies.
> The vote is being taken at: www.news10.com/news/local-
> news/local-group-calling-for-statewide-cat-licensing-law/1382965895
>
> G. Rising
> Amherst
>
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Date: 8/21/18 6:38 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
Sorry. I was confused too. I voted yes.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 21, 2018, at 9:07 AM, Rising, Gerald <insrisg...> wrote:
>
> Linda, I am confused by your message. You argue for YES but indicate that you have voted NO. Gerry
> ________________________________________
> From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 8:58 AM
> To: Marie P. Read
> Cc: Rising, Gerald; CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
>
> I too voted no. In a time when any regulations to protect the environment and its wild inhabitants are anathema even such an informal vote is doomed but it would be great if all who agreed with the premise would vote. I’m pretty sure people don’t enjoy licensing their dogs but it’s come to be accepted as a norm.
>
> Linda Orkin
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Aug 21, 2018, at 8:16 AM, Marie P. Read <mpr5...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>> I just voted FOR cat licensing, mostly for the first reason that Gerald mentioned below.
>>
>> Marie
>>
>> Marie Read Wildlife Photography
>> 452 Ringwood Road
>> Freeville NY 13068 USA
>>
>> Phone 607-539-6608
>> e-mail <mpr5...>
>>
>> Website: http://www.marieread.com
>> Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Photography-104356136271727/
>> ________________________________________
>> From: <bounce-122789659-5851667...> [<bounce-122789659-5851667...>] on behalf of Rising, Gerald [<insrisg...>]
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 7:57 AM
>> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
>> Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
>>
>> Currently a vote is being taken by an Albany station whether or not to license cats. As I write, the NO vote is winning. I urge anyone concerned about this issue, for or against, to vote. I favor licensing for several reasons that are becoming increasingly clear. This is not the time to spell them out, but I will at least these: the serious effect on wildlife populations of depredation by this introduced species, the spread of tooplasmosis, and the increasing incidence of cab-borne rabies.
>> The vote is being taken at: www.news10.com/news/local-news/local-group-calling-for-statewide-cat-licensing-law/1382965895
>>
>> G. Rising
>> Amherst
>>
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Date: 8/21/18 6:07 am
From: Rising, Gerald <insrisg...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
Linda, I am confused by your message. You argue for YES but indicate that you have voted NO. Gerry
________________________________________
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 8:58 AM
To: Marie P. Read
Cc: Rising, Gerald; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018

I too voted no. In a time when any regulations to protect the environment and its wild inhabitants are anathema even such an informal vote is doomed but it would be great if all who agreed with the premise would vote. Im pretty sure people dont enjoy licensing their dogs but its come to be accepted as a norm.

Linda Orkin

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 21, 2018, at 8:16 AM, Marie P. Read <mpr5...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
> I just voted FOR cat licensing, mostly for the first reason that Gerald mentioned below.
>
> Marie
>
> Marie Read Wildlife Photography
> 452 Ringwood Road
> Freeville NY 13068 USA
>
> Phone 607-539-6608
> e-mail <mpr5...>
>
> Website: http://www.marieread.com
> Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Photography-104356136271727/
> ________________________________________
> From: <bounce-122789659-5851667...> [<bounce-122789659-5851667...>] on behalf of Rising, Gerald [<insrisg...>]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 7:57 AM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
>
> Currently a vote is being taken by an Albany station whether or not to license cats. As I write, the NO vote is winning. I urge anyone concerned about this issue, for or against, to vote. I favor licensing for several reasons that are becoming increasingly clear. This is not the time to spell them out, but I will at least these: the serious effect on wildlife populations of depredation by this introduced species, the spread of tooplasmosis, and the increasing incidence of cab-borne rabies.
> The vote is being taken at: www.news10.com/news/local-news/local-group-calling-for-statewide-cat-licensing-law/1382965895
>
> G. Rising
> Amherst
>
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>
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Date: 8/21/18 5:58 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
I too voted no. In a time when any regulations to protect the environment and its wild inhabitants are anathema even such an informal vote is doomed but it would be great if all who agreed with the premise would vote. I’m pretty sure people don’t enjoy licensing their dogs but it’s come to be accepted as a norm.

Linda Orkin

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 21, 2018, at 8:16 AM, Marie P. Read <mpr5...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
> I just voted FOR cat licensing, mostly for the first reason that Gerald mentioned below.
>
> Marie
>
> Marie Read Wildlife Photography
> 452 Ringwood Road
> Freeville NY 13068 USA
>
> Phone 607-539-6608
> e-mail <mpr5...>
>
> Website: http://www.marieread.com
> Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Photography-104356136271727/
> ________________________________________
> From: <bounce-122789659-5851667...> [<bounce-122789659-5851667...>] on behalf of Rising, Gerald [<insrisg...>]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 7:57 AM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
>
> Currently a vote is being taken by an Albany station whether or not to license cats. As I write, the NO vote is winning. I urge anyone concerned about this issue, for or against, to vote. I favor licensing for several reasons that are becoming increasingly clear. This is not the time to spell them out, but I will at least these: the serious effect on wildlife populations of depredation by this introduced species, the spread of tooplasmosis, and the increasing incidence of cab-borne rabies.
> The vote is being taken at: www.news10.com/news/local-news/local-group-calling-for-statewide-cat-licensing-law/1382965895
>
> G. Rising
> Amherst
>
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Date: 8/21/18 5:16 am
From: Marie P. Read <mpr5...>
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
Hi all,
I just voted FOR cat licensing, mostly for the first reason that Gerald mentioned below.

Marie

Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY 13068 USA

Phone 607-539-6608
e-mail <mpr5...>

Website: http://www.marieread.com
Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Photography-104356136271727/
________________________________________
From: <bounce-122789659-5851667...> [<bounce-122789659-5851667...>] on behalf of Rising, Gerald [<insrisg...>]
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 7:57 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018

Currently a vote is being taken by an Albany station whether or not to license cats. As I write, the NO vote is winning. I urge anyone concerned about this issue, for or against, to vote. I favor licensing for several reasons that are becoming increasingly clear. This is not the time to spell them out, but I will at least these: the serious effect on wildlife populations of depredation by this introduced species, the spread of tooplasmosis, and the increasing incidence of cab-borne rabies.
The vote is being taken at: www.news10.com/news/local-news/local-group-calling-for-statewide-cat-licensing-law/1382965895

G. Rising
Amherst

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Date: 8/21/18 4:57 am
From: Rising, Gerald <insrisg...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018
Currently a vote is being taken by an Albany station whether or not to license cats. As I write, the NO vote is winning. I urge anyone concerned about this issue, for or against, to vote. I favor licensing for several reasons that are becoming increasingly clear. This is not the time to spell them out, but I will at least these: the serious effect on wildlife populations of depredation by this introduced species, the spread of tooplasmosis, and the increasing incidence of cab-borne rabies.
The vote is being taken at: www.news10.com/news/local-news/local-group-calling-for-statewide-cat-licensing-law/1382965895

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Date: 8/20/18 12:39 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

 RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- August 20, 2018
- NYSY 08.20.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: August 13 - August 20  2018

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: August 20 AT 2:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on August 13, 2018




Highlights:




YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

WILLET

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

CAPE MAY WARBLER










Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     In spite of high water at Knox-Marsellus Marsh 15 species of shorebirds were found at the complex this week. 5 other species were found at other locations.




STILT SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, KILLDEER, LEAST SANDPIPER, SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDIPIER, SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER, WILSON’S SNIPE, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER




Species seen at Fair Haven, WILLET, SANDERLING, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, RUDY TURNSTONE




Seen at Sandy Pond - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER




     8/13: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen along the Wildlife Drive.

     8/18: The juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was again seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh on the Saturday shorebird walk.

     8/19: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from East Road.







Cayuga County

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     8/14: 5 species of shorebirds including BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were found at 

West Barrier Bar Park.

     8/17: 4 WILLETS were seen of the west breakwall at West Barrier Bar Park. Also seen were a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and 4 RUDY TURNSTONES. 







Onondaga County

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     8/16: 3 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen in the city of Syracuse. More were seen in Fayetteville on the 17th.

     8/17: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON continues along the Creek Walk north of Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse.

     8/20: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was found at Raddison River Park along the Seneca River.







Oswego County

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     8/14: 9 species of shorebirds including AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were found at the outlet in Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario.

     8/18: 7 species of shorebirds including BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were found at the Sandy Pond Outlet.

     8/19: 6 species of Warblers including CAPE MAY were seen at a private residence in Hastings. Also seen was a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER.







Madison County

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     8/19: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Woodman Pond. It (one) was seen again the next day. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at the Tuscarora Nature Park near Erieville.







     







-end transcript




Joseph Brin

Region 5

Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA


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Date: 8/20/18 11:10 am
From: Jody Enck <jodyenck...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Mon 8/20
Mark, what a fabulous report of the fall warbler migration at Sapsucker
Woods! In my yard yesterday (I live 0.8 miles south of the lab near the
intersection of Hanshaw and Freese Roads), I also saw a Bay-breasted
Warbler in plumage more typical of a spring male. Yes, eBird flagged my
sighting, too. I was just as surprised as you at that plumage as I had not
remembered seeing it on fall birds before. Just goes to show how much we
have to learn about these birds. Do some of these birds breed more locally
than we realized? Do they all molt consistently before, during, after
migration. Do they migrate to some particular lat/long to undergo molt.
Are they more variable in when/where they molt than we realized, or are
there just some oddballs among their species? Many cool questions emerge
from these sightings. This stimulates me to put as much information into
my eBird reports as possible (age/sex, breeding codes, comments, etc.).


Other warblers at my house yesterday were Canada, Nashville, and
Black-and-White. Today I noticed a Wilson's among busily feeding birds.

Thanks for your report.
Jody

Jody W. Enck, PhD
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Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network
607-379-5940

On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 11:52 AM, Mark Chao <markchao...> wrote:

> At least some of the warblers from yesterday’s impressive influx remain in
> Sapsucker Woods on Monday – two BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, at least two
> BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, two juvenile CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, and an
> AMERICAN REDSTART. I also saw a juvenile BROAD-WINGED HAWK circling over
> the main pond.
>
>
>
> On each of my three recent visits to the sanctuary, the hotspot for
> warblers has been along the road and the East Trail, between the gated
> trailheads and 91 Sapsucker Woods Road. I think that the noise of teeming
> family groups of titmice, chickadees, and nuthatches might be attracting
> incoming migrants. It is definitely worthwhile to follow your ears to the
> flocks here. Be ready for swarms of voracious cloth-penetrating mosquitoes.
>
>
>
> Yesterday’s Bay-breasted Warbler got an eBird quality-control prompt, but
> today’s did not. Still, today’s birds were actually much more surprising
> to me because of their plumages, which looked plainly like those of a
> spring adult male (solid black face, bay crown and throat, contrasting
> cream-colored neck patch) and a spring adult female (muted black face,
> trace of chestnut along throat down to sides, also with contrasting pale
> neck patch). I don’t recall previously seeing Bay-breasted Warblers
> looking like this in fall – especially not the one in breeding male
> plumage. Given that yesterday’s bird had the more expected greenish face
> and back, I feel certain that there have been at least three individual
> Bay-breasted Warblers in this area over these two days.
>
>
>
> By the way -- since yesterday, people have collectively found at least 18
> warbler species in Sapsucker Woods – Bay-breasted (1 adult M, 1 apparent
> adult F, 1 first-year), Cape May (1 adult M, 1 first-year F), Blackburnian
> (multiple individuals across full range of plumages, including adult males
> in near-peak brightness), Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Magnolia, Black-throated
> Blue, Black-throated Green, Black-and-white, American Redstart,
> Blue-winged, Tennessee (1 adult M, 1 first-year), Nashville, Northern
> Parula, Ovenbird, Hooded, Canada (both sexes), and Common Yellowthroat.
> What a great start to this season of songbird migration!
>
>
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> Mark Chao
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Date: 8/20/18 8:52 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Mon 8/20
At least some of the warblers from yesterday’s impressive influx remain in
Sapsucker Woods on Monday – two BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, at least two
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, two juvenile CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, and an
AMERICAN REDSTART. I also saw a juvenile BROAD-WINGED HAWK circling over
the main pond.



On each of my three recent visits to the sanctuary, the hotspot for
warblers has been along the road and the East Trail, between the gated
trailheads and 91 Sapsucker Woods Road. I think that the noise of teeming
family groups of titmice, chickadees, and nuthatches might be attracting
incoming migrants. It is definitely worthwhile to follow your ears to the
flocks here. Be ready for swarms of voracious cloth-penetrating mosquitoes.



Yesterday’s Bay-breasted Warbler got an eBird quality-control prompt, but
today’s did not. Still, today’s birds were actually much more surprising
to me because of their plumages, which looked plainly like those of a
spring adult male (solid black face, bay crown and throat, contrasting
cream-colored neck patch) and a spring adult female (muted black face,
trace of chestnut along throat down to sides, also with contrasting pale
neck patch). I don’t recall previously seeing Bay-breasted Warblers
looking like this in fall – especially not the one in breeding male
plumage. Given that yesterday’s bird had the more expected greenish face
and back, I feel certain that there have been at least three individual
Bay-breasted Warblers in this area over these two days.



By the way -- since yesterday, people have collectively found at least 18
warbler species in Sapsucker Woods – Bay-breasted (1 adult M, 1 apparent
adult F, 1 first-year), Cape May (1 adult M, 1 first-year F), Blackburnian
(multiple individuals across full range of plumages, including adult males
in near-peak brightness), Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Magnolia, Black-throated
Blue, Black-throated Green, Black-and-white, American Redstart,
Blue-winged, Tennessee (1 adult M, 1 first-year), Nashville, Northern
Parula, Ovenbird, Hooded, Canada (both sexes), and Common Yellowthroat.
What a great start to this season of songbird migration!



Mark Chao

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Date: 8/19/18 6:30 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 8/19
Fantastic flock of early migrant warblers along Sapsucker Woods Road
(Sunday 9:15 AM). Bay-breasted, Cape May, Tennessee, Canada, Hooded, 5+
Blackburnian, Black-throated Green, Chestnut-sided, probable Black-throated
Blue, plus a Merlin, Chimney Swifts, et al.

Wow
Mark Chao (with Wee Hao Ng)

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Date: 8/19/18 5:45 am
From: psaracin <psaracin...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Today’s ‘Shorebird Walk’ and Montezuma NWR
Thanks for sharing your time and knowledge with us Dave!!Pete Sar


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-------- Original message --------From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> Date: 8/18/18 9:55 PM (GMT-05:00) To: CayugaBirds-L b <cayugabirds-l...>, <andrea_vanbeusichem...> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Today’s ‘Shorebird Walk’ and Montezuma NWR
Refuge staff worked to drain Knox-Marsellus marsh of the rain which accumulated this week, but despite the effort the water today was so high that there was no mud, and the shallows were mostly among weeds. With considerable effort we were able to see Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs separately in K-M Marsh, and with good luck we also saw them flying together, although it appeared that some were leaving headed south. We also had very close looks at a juvenile plumage Spotted Sandpiper who stood on the pipe in the NE corner of the K-M Marsh while we on the adjacent dike. We found no other shorebirds. However I understand that this coming Saturday, 25 August, Dave Nicosia plans to do another shorebird walk, and meanwhile efforts to bring water levels down should continue while more shorebirds migrate into the area. After today’s walk I checked the Wildlife Drive and found a few shorebirds at Benning Marsh, including at least one Greater Yellowlegs, several Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Least Sandpipers, and 4 adult Dowitchers.  
Despite the paucity of shorebirds, our group of 16 birders had a pleasant walk in comfortable temperatures, under clouds and occasional very light rain. Highlights included: 
A trio of Trumpeter Swans who spent the day at K-M, sometimes joined by the single who has been there previous days. This trio frequently gave double-noted clarinet-like calls (I think the species was mis-named), which were new to some birders. 

Various eclipse plumage dabblers, including Wood Duck, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, and American Wigeon. 
An Osprey who caught a fish very close to us. 
A Peregrine Falcon who repeatedly strafed K-M on 2 occasions rousing many of the birds. 
An adult Bald Eagle who also hunted in K-M, again raising a cloud of birds, while we were by Puddler.
Northern Harriers hunting over K-M, Puddler, and areas to the NE, including female, male, and immature plumages. 
The continuing immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron who flew past us from Puddler toward K-M, a life bird for some. I stayed late and refound it in K-M. Immature and adult Black-crowned Night-Herons were more obvious.  
At least 22 Great Egrets. 
Winter-plumage Bobolinks calling over head and perched in weeds outside the dikes. 
All the usual Swallows except Cliff, plus Chimney Swift. There were more mosquitos for them to eat than on past walks. 
In all I tallied 51 species of birds. 
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Date: 8/18/18 6:56 pm
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Today’s ‘Shorebird Walk’ and Montezuma NWR
Refuge staff worked to drain Knox-Marsellus marsh of the rain which accumulated this week, but despite the effort the water today was so high that there was no mud, and the shallows were mostly among weeds. With considerable effort we were able to see Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs separately in K-M Marsh, and with good luck we also saw them flying together, although it appeared that some were leaving headed south. We also had very close looks at a juvenile plumage Spotted Sandpiper who stood on the pipe in the NE corner of the K-M Marsh while we on the adjacent dike. We found no other shorebirds. However I understand that this coming Saturday, 25 August, Dave Nicosia plans to do another shorebird walk, and meanwhile efforts to bring water levels down should continue while more shorebirds migrate into the area. After today’s walk I checked the Wildlife Drive and found a few shorebirds at Benning Marsh, including at least one Greater Yellowlegs, several Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Least Sandpipers, and 4 adult Dowitchers.

Despite the paucity of shorebirds, our group of 16 birders had a pleasant walk in comfortable temperatures, under clouds and occasional very light rain. Highlights included:

A trio of Trumpeter Swans who spent the day at K-M, sometimes joined by the single who has been there previous days. This trio frequently gave double-noted clarinet-like calls (I think the species was mis-named), which were new to some birders.

Various eclipse plumage dabblers, including Wood Duck, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, and American Wigeon.

An Osprey who caught a fish very close to us.

A Peregrine Falcon who repeatedly strafed K-M on 2 occasions rousing many of the birds.

An adult Bald Eagle who also hunted in K-M, again raising a cloud of birds, while we were by Puddler.

Northern Harriers hunting over K-M, Puddler, and areas to the NE, including female, male, and immature plumages.

The continuing immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron who flew past us from Puddler toward K-M, a life bird for some. I stayed late and refound it in K-M. Immature and adult Black-crowned Night-Herons were more obvious.

At least 22 Great Egrets.

Winter-plumage Bobolinks calling over head and perched in weeds outside the dikes.

All the usual Swallows except Cliff, plus Chimney Swift. There were more mosquitos for them to eat than on past walks.

In all I tallied 51 species of birds.

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Date: 8/16/18 1:52 pm
From: Judith Thurber <jathurber...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] seeking mockingbirds
A field trip for sure but: Great Northern Mall entrance off US31 by former Macy’s Store. US481 north to easy exit for access to Rt31.

Hopefully you can find one a bit closer 😊

Judy Thurber
Liverpool

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> On Aug 15, 2018, at 11:03 PM, Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> wrote:
>
> The north side of Salt Point in Lansing often has a pair flying around the small meadow.
> Enter Salt Point rd off Myers Rd (off rt. 34-B)
> Drive across RR track & go right on gravel road, drive to parking area by kiosk & walk around that area.
>
> I often have seen them on Algerine Rd further north along Rt 34-B, too. Drive down hill past Ludlow Rd (toward Cayuga Lake) & start looking along the bushy areas there.
>
> Donna Scott
> Lansing
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> On Aug 15, 2018, at 10:10 PM, Heidi King <hbardyking...> wrote:
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>> Hello fellow birders,
>>
>> My daughter (who is almost 6) has been working all summer to complete a NYS-DEC youth birding challenge.
>>
>> The last bird on her list is a Northern Mockingbird. I'd love to help her complete the challenge, but have not spotted any myself this season.
>>
>> Can anyone suggest a semi-reliable spot to see a Mockingbird to encourage this young birder?
>>
>> Thanks so much for any tips!
>> Heidi King
>>
>>
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Date: 8/16/18 10:12 am
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] seeking mockingbirds
There is often one at the East end of Stevenson road, around the house on the south side of the road, or somewhere roadside along that stretch between Turkey Hill Rd and the fields just beyond (west of) the south-of-road house.

best,

Anne
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> My daughter (who is almost 6) has been working all summer to complete a NYS-DEC youth birding challenge.
>
> The last bird on her list is a Northern Mockingbird. I'd love to help her complete the challenge, but have not spotted any myself this season.
>
> Can anyone suggest a semi-reliable spot to see a Mockingbird to encourage this young birder?
>
> Thanks so much for any tips!
> Heidi King
>
>
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Date: 8/15/18 8:03 pm
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] seeking mockingbirds
The north side of Salt Point in Lansing often has a pair flying around the small meadow.
Enter Salt Point rd off Myers Rd (off rt. 34-B)
Drive across RR track & go right on gravel road, drive to parking area by kiosk & walk around that area.

I often have seen them on Algerine Rd further north along Rt 34-B, too. Drive down hill past Ludlow Rd (toward Cayuga Lake) & start looking along the bushy areas there.

Donna Scott
Lansing
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Hello fellow birders,

My daughter (who is almost 6) has been working all summer to complete a NYS-DEC youth birding challenge.

The last bird on her list is a Northern Mockingbird. I'd love to help her complete the challenge, but have not spotted any myself this season.

Can anyone suggest a semi-reliable spot to see a Mockingbird to encourage this young birder?

Thanks so much for any tips!
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Date: 8/15/18 7:10 pm
From: Heidi King <hbardyking...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] seeking mockingbirds
Hello fellow birders,

My daughter (who is almost 6) has been working all summer to complete a
NYS-DEC youth birding challenge.

The last bird on her list is a Northern Mockingbird. I'd love to help her
complete the challenge, but have not spotted any myself this season.

Can anyone suggest a semi-reliable spot to see a Mockingbird to encourage
this young birder?

Thanks so much for any tips!
Heidi King


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Date: 8/15/18 10:36 am
From: Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bats of Montezuma
Good afternoon-

I so appreciate this platform to share programs and events with the birding community across Western NY. Last week we held a moth program at the Montezuma Audubon Center, and had participants from as far as Buffalo attend because of this listserve.

I wanted to share our next upcoming event that may be of interest: Bats of Montezuma led by NYSDEC Biologist Jim Eckler. It will be on Friday, August 24 from 7pm-9:30pm.

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Date: 8/14/18 9:49 am
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Shorebird Walk Saturday 18 August
This coming Saturday morning, 18 August, there will be another shorebird walk into normally restricted areas at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. I will be leading it, substituting for Dave Nicosia, but the plans remain the same:

At 7am we will caravan from the Montezuma NWR Visitor Center to the East Rd overlook.

Directions:
The Montezuma NWR Visitor Center address is 3395 U.S. Route 20 East, Seneca Falls, a road also known as NY-5/US-20 or simply “5 & 20”. The refuge entrance is between intersections with NY-90 and with NY-89 and located just west of the bridge over the Seneca River which forms the border between the Cayuga County Town of Montezuma in and the Seneca County Town of Tyre.
From that driveway:

Turn right/west on NY-5/US-20, and go 1.6 miles to the traffic light,
Turn right/north on NY-89, and go 3.9 miles,
Just after crossing the big bridge over the Clyde River and Erie Canal, turn right/east onto North Mays Point Rd, and go 1/10 mile,
Turn left/north onto unmarked East Rd, and go 7/10 mile to the gravel parking area for the Knox-Marsellus Marsh overlook.

Assemble about 7:15am at the parking area overlook on East Rd, joining people who have gone there directly.

After a brief introduction & scan of the marsh from the overlook, we will walk down to the north dike of Knox-Marsellus Marsh, probably continuing to the northeast dike of Puddler Marsh, and possibly along the dike in between the two impoundments as well.

Our primary goal is to observe shorebirds on their southbound migration who stop here to feed and rest in the shallow water, on the mud, and in the nearby short vegetation within the impoundments. Other birds and wildlife are also of interest.

Bring binoculars and a field guide. If you have a spotting scope, please bring it.
The trip is open to the public and there is no fee, but I ask that people participate in these ways:
If you have ID expertise, please share it.
If you have ID questions, please ask them.
If you notice birds or behaviors that other folks seem not to have yet noticed, please point them out.
Although shorebirds are fairly tolerant of people, other birds may move away from us, such as herons, ducks, and songbirds. Please try to stay with the group enough that we can communicate and enable the most people to observe any birds before or when they flush.
I will be compiling a list of the birds we observe to share with CayugaBirds-L and refuge staff, so please tell me what you find.
These trips are a great opportunity to learn about shorebirds, and with luck we will see and compare several species.

This will be a slow walk with much stopping and standing on grass & weeds which have been mowed awhile back and also driven upon by refuge vehicles. Most of it is level, but East Rd is atop a drumlin above the impoundments, so there is a substantial hill at the beginning and the end of the walk. The round trip distance is only a couple miles, but we could be out until noon, although certainly anyone can leave early. Dress for the weather, as there is no shelter. Bring water & a snack. Insects have not been much of a problem, but you should probably make some effort to deter ticks and check for them afterward.

Thank-you to the refuge staff for maintaining the habitat for shorebirds. It’s actually not easy to have expanses of mud and shallow fresh water on demand for several months in a place where vegetation can quickly overgrow it, or evaporation can dry it out, or rains can flood it. Thanks particularly to Biologist Linda Ziemba and Visitor Services Manager Andrea Van Beusichem for arranging these trips to happen.

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Date: 8/13/18 1:30 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

 RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- August 13, 2018
- NYSY 08.13.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: August 05 - August 13  2018

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: August 13 AT 3:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on August 05, 2018




Highlights:




YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

AMERICAN AVOCET

STILT SANDPIPER

RUFF

SAW-WHET OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

CERULEAN WARBLER

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     Shorebird numbers are still up with 14 species being seen at the complex, mostly at Knox-Marsellus and Puddlers Marshes. The RUFF continued this week at Knox-Marsellus and was also seen at Benning Marsh on 8/12. Not in the complex were 3 AMERICAN AVOCETS seen at West Barrier Park in Fair Haven.




     8/08: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues at the forested area on Armitage Road.

     8/10: The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continues at Knox-Marsellus and Puddlers and was seen up to the 12th.

     8/12: CERULEAN WARBLER is still being seen at the forested area of Armitage Road.







Cayuga County

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     8/7: 3 AMERICAN AVOCETS were spotted in flight at West Barrier Beach in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County

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     8/8: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was heard on the Farmer’s Hill Trail at Green Lakes State Park.







Oswego County

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     8/11: 5 species of shorebirds including STILT SANDPIPER were seen at the outlet at Sandy Pond State Park.







Oneida County

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     8/8: RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at 2 locations in Verona Beach.







Herkimer County

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     8/11: A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was found on the Third Lake Creek Trail between Old Forge and Inlet.







     







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Joseph Brin


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Date: 8/12/18 10:46 am
From: Dick Feldman <rf10...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 8/12 (Golden-winged Warbler)
During the Saturday morning CBC walk at Sapsucker, mostly in light rain, we also saw one Blue-Winged Warbler 50 feet from the building near the pond overlook.
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On Aug 12, 2018, at 11:31 AM, Mark Chao <markchao...><mailto:<markchao...>> wrote:

On Sunday morning at 8:40, I found a male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER in Sapsucker Woods, just north of 91 Sapsucker Woods Road. This bird was in a loose flock with many titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, Red-eyed Vireos and others. Jay McGowan and Nancy Brooks responded to my RBA message in time to refind the bird with me about 20 minutes later. We also found a juvenile CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER and a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER here.

Later in the power-line corridor on the Dryden side at the north edge of the sanctuary, we again found a young Chestnut-sided Warbler and a female Blue-winged Warbler, plus two female-type AMERICAN REDSTARTS.

Here is my eBird checklist, including a poor but definitive photo of the Golden-winged Warbler. Jay got much better photos, which seem to confirm the absence of hybrid field marks.

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Date: 8/12/18 8:30 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 8/12 (Golden-winged Warbler)
On Sunday morning at 8:40, I found a male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER in
Sapsucker Woods, just north of 91 Sapsucker Woods Road. This bird was in a
loose flock with many titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, Red-eyed Vireos and
others. Jay McGowan and Nancy Brooks responded to my RBA message in time to
refind the bird with me about 20 minutes later. We also found a juvenile
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER and a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER here.

Later in the power-line corridor on the Dryden side at the north edge of
the sanctuary, we again found a young Chestnut-sided Warbler and a female
Blue-winged Warbler, plus two female-type AMERICAN REDSTARTS.

Here is my eBird checklist, including a poor but definitive photo of the
Golden-winged Warbler. Jay got much better photos, which seem to confirm
the absence of hybrid field marks.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47800932

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Date: 8/12/18 7:23 am
From: david nicosia <daven1024...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] eBird Report - Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marsellus Marsh, Aug 11, 2018

Green heron is supposed to be 3. Great egret estimated at 45. 
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On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 6:36 PM, <ebird-checklist...><ebird-checklist...> wrote: Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marsellus Marsh, Seneca, New York, US
Aug 11, 2018 7:21 AM - 11:47 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Had 20 people on this weekend's shorebird walk.  Weather was mostly cloudy. Temperatures in the 60s. Light breeze.
71 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  50    Estimated
Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)  1
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  5
Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)  7
Gadwall (Mareca strepera)  5
Mallard (Northern) (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos/conboschas)  100    Estimated
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)  4
Green-winged Teal (American) (Anas crecca carolinensis)  12
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  6
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) (Ardea herodias [herodias Group])  50    Estimated
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  45    Estimated
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  25    Estimated. Mostly Puddler Marsh in trees

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)  1    *Rare. Continuing. In trees by Puddler Marsh with BCNH.
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Osprey (carolinensis) (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis)  1
Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)  1    Low over Puddler
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)  1
Sandhill Crane (tabida/rowani) (Antigone canadensis tabida/rowani)  11    Both KM and Puddler Marsh
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)  55    Estimated. Several juveniles
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  15    Estimated
Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)  2    Both molting from breeding/alternate plumage. Barring still present to under tail.
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)  75    Estimated. At least 10 juveniles
White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)  1
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)  25    Estimated
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)  75    Estimated. Several juveniles
peep sp. (Calidris sp. (peep sp.))  100    Estimated
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)  1    Juvenile
Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)  1
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  1
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)  6
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)  150    Estimated
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  45    Estimated
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)  27    Mostly KM Marsh
Black Tern (American) (Chlidonias niger surinamensis)  1    Basic plumage. Likely a juvenile
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Picoides pubescens pubescens/medianus)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1    Heard toward towpath.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  1    Flyover. Scared shorebirds, ducks, terns and gulls.
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)  1    Calling.
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)  3
Purple Martin (Progne subis)  3
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  150    Estimated
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)  100    Estimated
Barn Swallow (American) (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster)  45    Estimated
swallow sp. (Hirundinidae sp.)  100    Estimated
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  3    Woods by parking area east rd
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis)  1    Woods by parking area east rd
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)  3
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1    Woods by parking area east rd
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  300
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  15
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  3
Yellow Warbler (Northern) (Setophaga petechia [aestiva Group])  7    Several flyby birds
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) (Passerculus sandwichensis [sandwichensis Group])  4    Along trail puddler Marsh
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) (Melospiza melodia melodia/atlantica)  11
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  5
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  1    Woods by parking area east rd
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  3    Singing in a few spots.  Seen by many.
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)  50    Constant flyover birds
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) (Agelaius phoeniceus [phoeniceus Group])  5000    Estimated. Large flock in and above cornfield adjacey to Puddler Marsh
Common Grackle (Bronzed) (Quiscalus quiscula versicolor)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  25    Estimated

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Date: 8/11/18 4:26 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Scouting party or wrecking crew?
I would also add a MERLIN flushed a lot of shorebirds out of KM marsh on
Friday and that is why the RUFF ended up at Benning. Plus we had a
PEREGRINE FALCON today also flushing a lot of birds of which many returned
back to their original places.

On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 7:09 PM Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <
<cth4...> wrote:

> Dave K, et. al.,
>
> First, let me state that I was not a participant of either of these trips,
> and am only responding with my eList administrator hat on. While I don’t
> doubt some frustration that may have been felt by you or others in having
> missed the Ruff on Friday or Saturday, it is not uncommon for field leaders
> to have authorized or planned scouting trips ahead of schedule field trips.
> That being said, it is not okay to publicly call out people in this way,
> especially as identified by *religion*. Please be respectful of your
> fellow birders on this eList!
>
> If you were to take a moment to review the eBird checklists from the
> morning of the scouting trip as compared to morning of the planned field
> trip, you will see very little variation in the species and abundance, with
> the exception of the following (Species Name #Friday AM vs #Saturday AM):
>
> Wood Duck 50 vs 5
> Gadwall 0 vs 5
> Mallard 150 vs 100 (estimated)
> American Black Duck 1 vs 0
> Green-winged Teal 20 vs 12
> Great Egret 35 vs 1
> Green Heron 1 vs 45
> Black-crowned Night-Heron 4 vs 25
> Common Gallinule 6 vs 1
> Sandhill Crane 3 vs 11
> Semipalmated Plover 50 vs 55
> Killdeer 25 vs 15
> RUFF 1 vs 0
> Stilt Sandpiper 1 vs 2
> Least Sandpiper 100 vs 75
> White-rumped Sandpiper 2 vs 1
> Pectoral Sandpiper 50 vs 25 (estimated)
> Peep sp. 0 vs 100 (estimated)
> Greater Yellowlegs 3 vs 6
> Lesser Yellowlegs 75 vs 150 (estimated)
> Ring-billed Gull 28 vs 45 (estimated)
>
> Here are the two eBird checklists these numbers were pulled from:
>
> Friday morning: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47759874
>
> Saturday morning: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47787278
>
>
> If one were to look at the other aspect affecting species mix and numbers,
> i.e., *the* *weather*, you will see that there was the passage of a cold
> front producing favorable migration conditions on the morning of the 10th
> (the day of the scouting trip) through the late evening of the 10th (the
> night before the field trip). It would not be unexpected to see the species
> mix and numbers become affected by the passage of this cold front. Given
> the time of year and the turnover of numbers of species, I’m not surprised,
> and daily variation is to be expected. It is highly unlikely that the
> scouting trip on the morning of the 10th caused this kind of turnover.
>
> It has been claimed that repeated human traffic near mudflat habitat would
> cause fewer shorebirds to use or return to that space; however, it has been
> arguably demonstrated that once mudflat-using shorebirds are exposed to
> daily routines of humans and nearby cars traveling on dikes, those
> mudflat-using shorebirds will become accustomed to and less skittish of
> humans or cars near them. Please note, this is not the same thing as the
> impact that humans can have upon coastal beachfront-using migratory
> shorebirds—that’s a completely different habitat type and scenario.
>
> In the future, if there are any concerns or complaints associated with
> other birders or their activities, please either contact them directly
> off-list, or reach out to me in private first, and not to the entire
> Cayugabirds-L eList community of 930 subscribers.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Sincerely,
> Chris T-H
>
> Listowner, Cayugabirds-L
> Ithaca, NY
>
>
>
> On Aug 11, 2018, at 5:17 PM, Dave K <fishwatchers...> wrote:
>
> A group of the usuals (minus one plus an Amish guy) went on a 'scouting
> trip' at Knox-Marcellus on Friday preceding Saturdays 'Public Walk'.
> Of course, they flushed many of the birds, pushing them away from the
> dikes and some, including the Ruff, out of the area.
> How could any right minded person think this scouting adventure would have
> a positive impact on so many who waited until the scheduled time Saturday
> morning.
> I've only seen reports from one scout so I don't know if any of the others
> even bothered to show up today. But hey., they got theirs, right?
> Today's participants deserved better.
> So elitist and exclusionary.
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Date: 8/11/18 4:09 pm
From: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...>
Subject: ADMIN: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Scouting party or wrecking crew?
Dave K, et. al.,

First, let me state that I was not a participant of either of these trips, and am only responding with my eList administrator hat on. While I don’t doubt some frustration that may have been felt by you or others in having missed the Ruff on Friday or Saturday, it is not uncommon for field leaders to have authorized or planned scouting trips ahead of schedule field trips. That being said, it is not okay to publicly call out people in this way, especially as identified by religion. Please be respectful of your fellow birders on this eList!

If you were to take a moment to review the eBird checklists from the morning of the scouting trip as compared to morning of the planned field trip, you will see very little variation in the species and abundance, with the exception of the following (Species Name #Friday AM vs #Saturday AM):

Wood Duck 50 vs 5
Gadwall 0 vs 5
Mallard 150 vs 100 (estimated)
American Black Duck 1 vs 0
Green-winged Teal 20 vs 12
Great Egret 35 vs 1
Green Heron 1 vs 45
Black-crowned Night-Heron 4 vs 25
Common Gallinule 6 vs 1
Sandhill Crane 3 vs 11
Semipalmated Plover 50 vs 55
Killdeer 25 vs 15
RUFF 1 vs 0
Stilt Sandpiper 1 vs 2
Least Sandpiper 100 vs 75
White-rumped Sandpiper 2 vs 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 50 vs 25 (estimated)
Peep sp. 0 vs 100 (estimated)
Greater Yellowlegs 3 vs 6
Lesser Yellowlegs 75 vs 150 (estimated)
Ring-billed Gull 28 vs 45 (estimated)

Here are the two eBird checklists these numbers were pulled from:

Friday morning: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47759874

Saturday morning: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47787278

If one were to look at the other aspect affecting species mix and numbers, i.e., the weather, you will see that there was the passage of a cold front producing favorable migration conditions on the morning of the 10th (the day of the scouting trip) through the late evening of the 10th (the night before the field trip). It would not be unexpected to see the species mix and numbers become affected by the passage of this cold front. Given the time of year and the turnover of numbers of species, I’m not surprised, and daily variation is to be expected. It is highly unlikely that the scouting trip on the morning of the 10th caused this kind of turnover.

It has been claimed that repeated human traffic near mudflat habitat would cause fewer shorebirds to use or return to that space; however, it has been arguably demonstrated that once mudflat-using shorebirds are exposed to daily routines of humans and nearby cars traveling on dikes, those mudflat-using shorebirds will become accustomed to and less skittish of humans or cars near them. Please note, this is not the same thing as the impact that humans can have upon coastal beachfront-using migratory shorebirds—that’s a completely different habitat type and scenario.

In the future, if there are any concerns or complaints associated with other birders or their activities, please either contact them directly off-list, or reach out to me in private first, and not to the entire Cayugabirds-L eList community of 930 subscribers.

Thank you!

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On Aug 11, 2018, at 5:17 PM, Dave K <fishwatchers...><mailto:<fishwatchers...>> wrote:

A group of the usuals (minus one plus an Amish guy) went on a 'scouting trip' at Knox-Marcellus on Friday preceding Saturdays 'Public Walk'.
Of course, they flushed many of the birds, pushing them away from the dikes and some, including the Ruff, out of the area.
How could any right minded person think this scouting adventure would have a positive impact on so many who waited until the scheduled time Saturday morning.
I've only seen reports from one scout so I don't know if any of the others even bothered to show up today. But hey., they got theirs, right?
Today's participants deserved better.
So elitist and exclusionary.
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Date: 8/11/18 2:18 pm
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Scouting party or wrecking crew?
A group of the usuals (minus one plus an Amish guy) went on a 'scouting trip' at Knox-Marcellus on Friday preceding Saturdays 'Public Walk'.
Of course, they flushed many of the birds, pushing them away from the dikes and some, including the Ruff, out of the area.
How could any right minded person think this scouting adventure would have a positive impact on so many who waited until the scheduled time Saturday morning.
I've only seen reports from one scout so I don't know if any of the others even bothered to show up today. But hey., they got theirs, right?
Today's participants deserved better.
So elitist and exclusionary.

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Date: 8/11/18 1:33 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] eBird -- Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marsellus Marsh -- Aug 11, 2018
Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marsellus Marsh
Aug 11, 2018
7:21 AM
Traveling
2.00 miles
266 minutes
All birds reported? Yes


71 species.

Comments:
Had 20 people on this weekend's shorebird walk. Weather was mostly
cloudy. Temperatures in the 60s. Light breeze.

50 Canada Goose -- Estimated
1 Trumpeter Swan
5 Wood Duck
7 Blue-winged Teal
5 Gadwall
100 Mallard (Northern) -- Estimated
4 Northern Pintail
12 Green-winged Teal (American)
1 Pied-billed Grebe
6 Double-crested Cormorant - FO
50 Great Blue Heron (Blue form) -- Estimated
1 Great Egret
45 Green Heron -- Estimated
25 Black-crowned Night-Heron -- Estimated. Mostly Puddler Marsh in trees
1 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron -- *Rare. Continuing. In trees by Puddler
Marsh with BCNH.
1 Turkey Vulture - FO
1 Osprey (carolinensis) - FO
1 Northern Harrier -- Low over Puddler
1 Bald Eagle
1 Common Gallinule
11 Sandhill Crane (tabida/rowani) -- Both KM and Puddler Marsh
55 Semipalmated Plover -- Estimated. Several juveniles
15 Killdeer -- Estimated
2 Stilt Sandpiper -- Both molting from breeding/alternate plumage.
Barring still present to under tail.
75 Least Sandpiper -- Estimated. At least 10 juveniles
1 White-rumped Sandpiper
25 Pectoral Sandpiper -- Estimated
75 Semipalmated Sandpiper -- Estimated. Several juveniles
100 peep sp. -- Estimated
1 Short-billed Dowitcher -- Juvenile
1 Wilson's Snipe
1 Spotted Sandpiper
6 Greater Yellowlegs
150 Lesser Yellowlegs -- Estimated
45 Ring-billed Gull -- Estimated
27 Caspian Tern -- Mostly KM Marsh
1 Black Tern (American) -- Basic plumage. Likely a juvenile
2 Chimney Swift - FO
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)
1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1 Pileated Woodpecker -- Heard toward towpath.
1 Peregrine Falcon -- Flyover. Scared shorebirds, ducks, terns and gulls.
1 Willow Flycatcher -- Calling.
1 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
3 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
3 Purple Martin
150 Tree Swallow -- Estimated
100 Bank Swallow -- Estimated
45 Barn Swallow (American) -- Estimated
100 swallow sp. -- Estimated
3 Black-capped Chickadee -- Woods by parking area east rd
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) -- Woods by parking area east rd
3 Marsh Wren
1 Carolina Wren -- Woods by parking area east rd
2 American Robin
4 Gray Catbird
300 European Starling
15 Cedar Waxwing
3 Common Yellowthroat
7 Yellow Warbler (Northern) -- Several flyby birds
4 Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) -- Along trail puddler Marsh
11 Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)
5 Swamp Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal -- Woods by parking area east rd
3 Indigo Bunting -- Singing in a few spots. Seen by many.
50 Bobolink -- Constant flyover birds
5000 Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) -- Estimated. Large flock in
and above cornfield adjacey to Puddler Marsh
2 Common Grackle (Bronzed)
25 American Goldfinch -- Estimated

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Date: 8/11/18 1:30 pm
From: david nicosia <daven1024...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] eBird -- Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marsellus Marsh -- Aug 11, 2018
Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marsellus Marsh
Aug 11, 2018
7:21 AM
Traveling
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266 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
71 species.
Comments:
Had 20 people on this weekend's shorebird walk. Weather was mostly cloudy. Temperatures in the 60s. Light breeze.

50 Canada Goose -- Estimated
1 Trumpeter Swan
5 Wood Duck
7 Blue-winged Teal
5 Gadwall
100 Mallard (Northern) -- Estimated
4 Northern Pintail
12 Green-winged Teal (American)
1 Pied-billed Grebe
6 Double-crested Cormorant - FO
50 Great Blue Heron (Blue form) -- Estimated
1 Great Egret
45 Green Heron -- Estimated
25 Black-crowned Night-Heron -- Estimated. Mostly Puddler Marsh in trees
1 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron -- *Rare. Continuing. In trees by Puddler Marsh with BCNH.
1 Turkey Vulture - FO
1 Osprey (carolinensis) - FO
1 Northern Harrier -- Low over Puddler
1 Bald Eagle
1 Common Gallinule
11 Sandhill Crane (tabida/rowani) -- Both KM and Puddler Marsh
55 Semipalmated Plover -- Estimated. Several juveniles
15 Killdeer -- Estimated
2 Stilt Sandpiper -- Both molting from breeding/alternate plumage. Barring still present to under tail.
75 Least Sandpiper -- Estimated. At least 10 juveniles
1 White-rumped Sandpiper
25 Pectoral Sandpiper -- Estimated
75 Semipalmated Sandpiper -- Estimated. Several juveniles
100 peep sp. -- Estimated
1 Short-billed Dowitcher -- Juvenile
1 Wilson's Snipe
1 Spotted Sandpiper
6 Greater Yellowlegs
150 Lesser Yellowlegs -- Estimated
45 Ring-billed Gull -- Estimated
27 Caspian Tern -- Mostly KM Marsh
1 Black Tern (American) -- Basic plumage. Likely a juvenile
2 Chimney Swift - FO
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)
1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1 Pileated Woodpecker -- Heard toward towpath.
1 Peregrine Falcon -- Flyover. Scared shorebirds, ducks, terns and gulls.
1 Willow Flycatcher -- Calling.
1 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
3 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
3 Purple Martin
150 Tree Swallow -- Estimated
100 Bank Swallow -- Estimated
45 Barn Swallow (American) -- Estimated
100 swallow sp. -- Estimated
3 Black-capped Chickadee -- Woods by parking area east rd
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) -- Woods by parking area east rd
3 Marsh Wren
1 Carolina Wren -- Woods by parking area east rd
2 American Robin
4 Gray Catbird
300 European Starling
15 Cedar Waxwing
3 Common Yellowthroat
7 Yellow Warbler (Northern) -- Several flyby birds
4 Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) -- Along trail puddler Marsh
11 Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)
5 Swamp Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal -- Woods by parking area east rd
3 Indigo Bunting -- Singing in a few spots. Seen by many.
50 Bobolink -- Constant flyover birds
5000 Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) -- Estimated. Large flock in and above cornfield adjacey to Puddler Marsh
2 Common Grackle (Bronzed)
25 American Goldfinch -- Estimated

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Date: 8/8/18 12:40 pm
From: Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Audubon programs this weekend
Good afternoon everyone,

We have 2 great programs lined up for this weekend at the Montezuma Audubon Center (2295 State Route 89, Savannah). Please call (315) 365-3588 to register, or feel free to reply back to this message!


Friday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
*RAINDATE 08/11/2018, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Montezuma Moth Night
Join us as we welcome Dr. Meena Madhav Haribal, a semi-retired Chemical Ecologist from Cornell University, for our first ever "Moth Night" at the Montezuma Audubon
Center! Dr. Haribal studies the behaviors and interactions between different organisms based on their chemistry. She will begin by leading an informative indoor presentation about the unique characteristics of moths, then, Dr. Haribal will set up her equipment outside to attract Montezuma's moths so you can see them up close. This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome. Bug spray, a flash light and your camera are recommended. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $20/family, FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.

August 11, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paint and Taste: Birds and Root beer!
Be a part of our first "Paint and Taste" class! Learn how to paint a native bird species (Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Bluebird, or Northern Cardinal), and sample some local, non-alcoholic beverages as well! All materials are provided, just arrive and enjoy and afternoon of artistry and refreshments. Ages 10 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian. Pre-paid reservations are required! Fee: $30/person.


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Date: 8/6/18 8:35 pm
From: Steve Benedict <whimsy48...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] nesting outcomes (OOB)
This was our first year tracking a trail of boxes. Linda has some data. I
may try some of the PVC style houses next yr. Thanks for the report.

On Mon, Aug 6, 2018, 10:01 PM <gagekm...> wrote:

> My nestboxes on the property (3 acres) here at home in Canandaigua were
> pretty successful for the most part this yr. 3 pairs of Bluebbirds were
> successful in fledging 27 young this yr. 1 pair nested 3 times fledging a
> total of 13 young (they lost 1 nestling in a brood of 4 during the
> inclement weather early in the season), a 2nd pair nested twice fledging 10
> young. The 3rd pair nested twice but the 1st clutch had a House wren remove
> the 1st egg laid. The Bluebirds laid 3 more eggs however but none hatched &
> I suspect they were infertile. This pair (I'm reasonably sure it was the
> same pair) moved to another house & raised a brood of 4. 5 of the 6
> Bluebird broods were raised in a PVC style nestbox. Another pair nested on
> adjacent property in a house I installed but I didn't monitor that nestbox.
> A Chickadee was successful in raising 6 young and 2 House wrens nested,
> raising 9 young total. A Tree swallow lost a clutch of 6 eggs (possibly
> removed by a Purple martin, nest was in a martin complex. Martins did not
> nest). The swallows did not renest unfortunately.
> The Bluebirds and Chickadees were supplemented with daily (sometimes twice
> daily) offerings of mealworms and the adults and fledglings are still
> coming for them.
> A very interesting & enjoyable nesting season overall.
> Kyle Gage
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Date: 8/6/18 7:01 pm
From: <gagekm...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] nesting outcomes (OOB)
My nestboxes on the property (3 acres) here at home in Canandaigua were pretty successful for the most part this yr. 3 pairs of Bluebbirds were successful in fledging 27 young this yr. 1 pair nested 3 times fledging a total of 13 young (they lost 1 nestling in a brood of 4 during the inclement weather early in the season), a 2nd pair nested twice fledging 10 young. The 3rd pair nested twice but the 1st clutch had a House wren remove the 1st egg laid. The Bluebirds laid 3 more eggs however but none hatched & I suspect they were infertile. This pair (I'm reasonably sure it was the same pair) moved to another house & raised a brood of 4. 5 of the 6 Bluebird broods were raised in a PVC style nestbox. Another pair nested on adjacent property in a house I installed but I didn't monitor that nestbox.
A Chickadee was successful in raising 6 young and 2 House wrens nested, raising 9 young total. A Tree swallow lost a clutch of 6 eggs (possibly removed by a Purple martin, nest was in a martin complex. Martins did not nest). The swallows did not renest unfortunately.
The Bluebirds and Chickadees were supplemented with daily (sometimes twice daily) offerings of mealworms and the adults and fledglings are still coming for them.
A very interesting & enjoyable nesting season overall.
Kyle Gage
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Date: 8/6/18 10:00 am
From: Joshua Snodgrass <cedarshiva...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Trip Summary of Montezuma NWR guided shorebird walk Aug. 4
Hi All,

First, my apologies for the delay in this trip summary. On August 4th, over
30 intrepid birders of all ages and skill levels came out for the first
guided shorebird walk of the season at Montezuma NWR. We met at the Visitor
Center and consolidated at the East Rd. overlook to head out on the dikes
of Knox-Marcellus and Puddler marshes. The weather was great in the morning
and heated up as the day progressed. The insects were
mercifully few, and viewing conditions were quite good for the first few
hours.

We encountered a nice diversity of shorebirds, with much opportunity for
direct comparison of tricky species. The birds were quite flighty at times,
likely a combination of an early pass by a Merlin, and their practice of
synchronized flight for migration. There was a fair amount of re-shuffling
of the flocks, but many opportunities for prolonged study as well.
Some highlights: a SPOTTED SANDPIPER at the SE corner of K-M. Good
comparative views of groups of species that present ID challenges: GREATER
and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER and KILLDEER, as well as the troubling trio of STILT SANDPIPERS,
LONG-BILLED and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS. We also had PECTORAL sandpipers
with their distinctively neat breast streaking. We had a flock of 18
SANDHILL CRANES at the north end of Puddler(and another group of 3 for 21
total), who provided great views and bugled as the flew over.

Ultra-highlights include an ABA area rare female RUFF in drab nonbreeding
plumage discovered by Jay McGowan, who helped many get on the bird.
(Thanks, Jay!). And a continuing juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
spotted by Dave Nutter. This young bird was quite cooperative- perching for
some time in a bare branched tree near Puddler, and offering great scope
views. An obliging juvenile BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON flew in to the marsh
edge just after the YCNH retreated to deep cover, allowing a good study of
the differences between these similar and cryptic juvenile birds.

We all dispersed generally once the heat became overwhelming, but that was
an excellent morning of birding. A very big THANK YOU to all who came out
for the walk, with special thanks to the experienced birders who shared
their eyes, insight, and optics. And another very big thanks to the staff
at MNWR for granting us the opportunity to get up close and personal with
the birds, and to witness the benefits of the hard work they do maintaining
this crucial habitat for wildlife! Dave Nicosia will be leading more
shorebird walks in the coming Saturdays. Hope to see you there!

Good birding,
Josh

P.S.- I am happy to add anyone from the walks to the eBird checklist I kept,
just send me your email or eBird username off list. Thanks!

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Date: 8/6/18 6:47 am
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] what is this bird?
Yes, Blue Jay. Turning my screen’s brightness way up, I can even see the black necklace.

-Geo


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Date: 8/6/18 6:00 am
From: Norwalk, James <NORWALK...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] what is this bird?
?Blue Jay

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A friend's trail cam got this image on land 20 miles south east of Corning- ID?

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Date: 8/6/18 5:15 am
From: Cherilyn Jackmin <cj45...>
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] what is this bird?
A friend's trail cam got this image on land 20 miles south east of Corning- ID?

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Date: 8/5/18 11:58 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

 RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- August 05, 2018
- NYSY 08.05.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: July 30 - August 05  2018

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: August 05 AT 2:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on July 30, 2018




Highlights:




YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

WHIMBREL

STILT SANDPIPER

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

RUFF

SAW-WHET OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

PINE SISKIN







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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Thirteen Shorebird species were reported from the complex this week. The highlight was a female RUFF found yesterday at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.




WILSON’S SNIPE

RUFF

STILT SANDPIPER

DUNLIN

LEAST SANDPIPER

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER

GREATER YELLOWLEGS

LESSER YELLOWLEGS

SEMIPALMATED PLOVER

KILLDEER

SPOTTED SANDPIPER




Away from the complex BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was found in Onondaga County and WHIMBREL was seen at West Barrier Beach in Cayuga County.




     8/4: A female RUFF was discovered at Knox Marsellus Marsh. Also seen were 11 other shorebird species, 15 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS and the previously reported YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.







Cayuga County

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     7/31: 3 WHIMBREL were seen at West Barrier Beach in Fair Haven.







Onondaga County

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     8/1: BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS were seen at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse and the Gerber Topsoil farm in Kirkville.

     8/1: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues in Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville. It was found also on 8/5.







Oneida County

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     7/30: 2RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were found in the forest Ave. area of Verona Beach and were seen through 8/1.

     8/4: 3 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen in Cleveland on the north shore of Oneida Lake.







Herkimer County

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     8/1: A PINE SISKIN was seen on Jerseyfield Road north of Dolgeville.




     







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Date: 8/3/18 2:24 pm
From: Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Zeiss 7x’42

Binoculars sold this afternoon
Best,
Bard

Bard Prentiss
(607)882-0504

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Date: 8/3/18 9:02 am
From: Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Ziess victory 7x42 for sale
Hi all, Due to a permanent nerve injury I am no longer able to use my Ziess victory 7x42 Binocs. They have recently been discontinued due to poor sales but as anyone who has used them knows they are probably, optically, the best binoculars ever made. I was there when Wild Birds Unlimited got their first pair and when Walt checked them out he passed them to me with the comment " it doesn't get any better than this". I agreed and, shortly after, bought mine. I had been using the previous generation of Ziess 7x4 2 for about 30 years and guessed it was time, given the awesome improvements, to replace them. I prefer 7x42s due to the greater brightness and exceptional field of view. i used them for watching hawks and warblers and everything in between and never felt handicapped. The advantages more than made up for the 1 to 3x reduction in power. I'm asking $999.00 cash for them but may entertain offers.







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Date: 8/2/18 9:43 am
From: Laurie Roe <roelaur...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] how big is the tip of a Pileated's beak?
Hi, I have a new suet dispenser with holes through metal for reaching the
suet cake that are 6mm wide. Is that too small for a Pileated to use? Can
they get at the suet with just their tongues? Thanks! Laurie

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Date: 8/2/18 8:16 am
From: Lois E. Chaplin <lec4...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] A most unusual Robin's nest

Earlier this year, a Robin that had built a nest on my infrequently used porch abandoned the nest and left four eggs behind. She was apparently distraught over the human activity. Fast forward a couple months - I return to the porch to discover that she had returned to the nest and had two chicks that were about to fledge, which they did. I checked out the nest to discover that she had added to the nest and started over again. The original eggs are encased in nesting material at the bottom of the nest.

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Date: 7/30/18 10:15 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- July 30, 2018
- NYSY 07.30.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: July 23 - July 30  2018

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: July 30 AT 11:30 a.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on July 23, 2018




Highlights:




YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

REDHEAD

GADWALL

SANDHILL CRANE

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

WILLET

WHIMBREL

RUDDY TURNSTONE

RED KNOT

SANDERLING

STILT SANDPIPER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

ORCHARD ORIOLE













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     16 shorebird species were seen at the complex this week.




BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

SOLITARY SANDPIPER

KILLDEER

GREATER YELLOWLEGS

LESSER YELLOWLEGS

RUDY TURNSTONE

STILT SANDPIPER

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER

SPOTTED SANDPIPER

WILSON’S SNIPE




     Additional shorebird species seen elsewhere:




SANDERLING - Onondaga County

WILLET - Oswego and Herkimer County

BAIRD’S SANDPIPER - Oneida County

WHIMBREL - Cayuga County







     7/25: A juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was found in Knox-Marsellus Marsh. It was seen intermittently through yesterday.

     7/26: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen along the Wildlife Trail. 

     7/29: A REDHEAD continues along the Wildlife Trail. GADWALL breeding was confirmed with young being seen along the Wildlife Trail.







Onondaga county

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     7/23: SANDERLING were seen at James William County Park and Oneida Shores County Park on Oneida Lake.

     7/24: A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen along the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.

     7/25: SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, SANDERLING and a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were seen at the Inner Harbor.

     7/27: SANDERLING were seen at the Gerber Topsoil Farm south of Bridgeport.

     7/29: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at GreenLakes State Park.







Oswego County

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     7/24: 2 WILLET were found on the rocks below St.Paul’s Cemetery in Oswego.

     7/28: 6 Shorebird species including RUDDY TURNSTONE and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen at Sandy Pond.







Cayuga County

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     7/24: 5 WHIMBREL, 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and a RUDY TURNSTONE were seen at West Barrier Beach Park in Fair Haven.

     7/28: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on West Bay road in Fair Haven.







Madison County

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     7/27: 6 Shorebird species including LEAST and SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER were seen at Eaton Brook Reservoir.







Oneida County

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     7/23: A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at Delta Lake at Westernville.

     7/24: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Verona Beach State Park. A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at Sylvan Beach.

     7/26: 9 species of Shorebirds including SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen at Delta Lake.







Herkimer County

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     7/23: A WILLET continued on Miner Road west of Dolgeville. The 24th. was the last sighting.







     







             




        

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Date: 7/28/18 5:45 pm
From: Candace Cornell <cec222...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] How many osprey chicks at Treman Marina nest?
Did anyone take note of how many osprey chicks were in Ithaca's Treman
Marina (Case Park) nest in June? There is only one offspring now. I am
trying to ascertain if any nestlings were lost during this period or if the
breeding pair only had one egg and one chick this year.

If you saw more than one chick in the nest this season,* please* email me.
Your help is greatly appreciated!

Eyes to the Sky!
Candace


*On Osprey Time
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*Cayuga Lake Osprey Trail
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Date: 7/28/18 9:45 am
From: Candace Cornell <cec222...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Don't go up Rte. 90 this weekend
This weekend is the *Route 90 Garage Sale* than involves multiple towns
from King Ferry to Cayuga enroute to Rte 5/20 and the Montezuma Area. You
can bypass it by going north on the west side of Cayuga Lake.

This multi-county garage sale creates a huge, miles-long traffic jam and
also disturbs several osprey nests. One nest, around 20 years old, is on
Route 90 at Fire Lane 15—the Grandview Farms nest. Every year, this busy
garage sale is conducted directly below the platform—at its base! (I guess
they don't mind osprey droppings and smell.) The commotion, however drives
the fledges away from their nest and into the nearby woods south of the
property where they stay until September. This is a huge disruption in
their life cycle, right at the time the fledges learn to fish. However, I
have not been able to track the impact it has on the survival of the young
birds and their success as juvenile ospreys.

The homeowners were not interested in relocating their sale tables when I
inquired a few years ago. I really don't get it. You'd think the smell
would be enough to relocate them. Perhaps they moved it this year—I am not
going up the lake to check.

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Date: 7/28/18 7:58 am
From: Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Moth Night 8/10/18
Friday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
*RAINDATE 08/11/2018, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Montezuma Moth Night

Join us as we welcome Dr. Meena Madhav Haribal, a semi-retired Chemical Ecologist from Cornell University, for our first ever "Moth Night" at the Montezuma Audubon Center! Dr. Haribal studies the behaviors and interactions between different organisms based on their chemistry. She will begin by leading an informative indoor presentation about the unique characteristics of moths, then, Dr. Haribal will set up her equipment outside to attract Montezuma's moths so you can see them up close. This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome. Bug spray, a flash light and your camera are recommended. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $20/family, FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.

Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail <montezuma...><mailto:<montezuma...> for more information



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Date: 7/27/18 3:42 pm
From: Melanie Uhlir <melanie...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed Cuckoo!!
Holy cow!

I just heard a Black-billed Cuckoo calling from somewhere out in back of
the house!!

Gonna try to see it!

Wood Road, Freeville

Melanie


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Date: 7/27/18 3:29 pm
From: John Confer <confer...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest success, 2018 - short and long
Merlin Nest Success 2018

In Brief.
During each of the preceding 3 years I monitored 7 Merlin nests near Ithaca that collectively had about a 50% nest success. This is quite low according to other surveys and probably would not produce enough young that survive to breeding age to replace the annual mortality. Most of the nests were discovered by others and reported to me. Thanks to all who were involved, especially Anne Clark and all the crow people, and Debbie Mahoney.
This year I monitored 4 nests, all of which fledged young.
Freeville, 3 fledged young. Sorry but I forget who told me that there was a Merlin heard in Freeville, which started me on this search.
Tioga Point Cemetery, Sayre, PA, 2 young. Thanks to Bill Howe.
Near corner Pinewood Place and Sycamore Drive in at 112 Sycamore, 3 fledged young. Thanks to Brad Walker and the crow people
Hanshaw Rd, about 20 m south side of road, west of Blackstone Ave. 4 fledged young, Thanks to the Doerr family.

Some detail

I had a terrible time this year tracking down nests of reported pairs of birds.
I made about 15 visits to Dryden to find a nest. On several visits the male and female were conspicuous. One the female sat on a potential nest, but never nested there.
Kevin McGowan forwarded to me a report of a pair at a tree with a last year's crow nest at Hancock and Dey. After 3 or 4 mornings of 1 to 1.5 hours walking, I never found the pair again. I'm sorry but I have forgotten who told Kevin, but thanks.
I made 5 visits to Wells College campus, but never pinned down the nest. The pair were fairly conspicuous and several people reported seeing/hearing the pair
I made a trip to Endicott for a definite nesting tree with nest, only to have the pair disappear from there, and another trip to Whitney Point area to a road where Merlin had been seen twice this spring, once carrying prey, but no luck. Thanks Victor and others for all the help.
I chased a pair around Christopher Circle, Brandywine, Winthrop, Sandra Place and that area, probably 6 or 7 times, frequently seeing both birds, sure that I had found the nest on one occasion, only to have the pair disappear. But, hiking with your dog is good for you, isn't it.
Even with the successful Freeville nest. it turned out to be not easy and was frustrating. I watched the female sitting in a nest in Freeville for ten minutes and was certain I had the nest tree, which provided great joy. Only, for no known reason I knew she was gone the next two visits. Eventually I picked up flight into another tree and found the nest. The tree was on the edge of an elementary school playground and for a few hours every day there were a lot of noisy Kids nearby. Eventually they did fledge at least three young.

Birchwood then Sycamore then Salem then Sycamore nest.
Brad Walker told me about a male calling north of his house on Hanshaw and south of Birchwood. Indeed it was there several times in the nest three days including the morning when I spent an extra hour there waiting for AAA to open my car that had the keys inside. Then the pair called and flew around and landed in a spruce on Sycamore. Then the pair wasn't seen in two visits. Then the pair was seen on two days with the female going into and out of a spruce in the backyard of a home on Salem, close to Hanshaw. Then the pair finally selected a nest in a spruce on Sycamore. Anne Clark and her students spent a great deal of time looking for crow nests in this area last year, and other years as well. She was fairly certain that she knew all the crow nests in that area, and raised the possibility that it was a Cooper's Hawk nest. Certainly not known, but interesting.

Tobias and Venu Doerr reported via someone at the lab and I forget who, but thanks, a nest in the yard adjacent to there's on Hanshaw. I was feeling a little frustrated on nest finding when I got the email, and suspected some mistake in identification. I drove into their driveway, looked up into a spruce tree, saw a nest, got the scope on it, and there she was. The entire family (i.e., human family) provided enthusiasm, nice observations including a feather collection from prey with a probable Bobolink, and incredibly easy access (a park in their drive and watch the Merlin nest.
To add insult to injury for the birds that evaded me, Nancy Cusomano contacted me that Morgan Hapeman, who runs the Finger Lakes Raptor Center had attained two nestling Merlin via the Cornell Vet School . One was found north of Argos Inn off MLK street and the other in bushes in downtown Ithaca. They were both of the same age, and probably from the same nest. Now how in the world did I and all the rest of the Ithaca birders miss a Merlin nest near MLK Street in downtown Ithaca. Considering the time I spent in that area looking/listening for a Merlin, it is a bit embarrassing.

Occasionally, I have had birds that "tested" one or another nest, only to leave it and nest in another in previous years. This year the birds seem to do a major amount of trial and reject. I've not had this much difficulty before.

Obviously, I need help finding nests. Maybe next year?

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Date: 7/26/18 5:18 pm
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] OT - little birds benefit Lab of O
"Christmas in July" is a fund raiser for Lifelong, the activities center for "senior citizens". Vendors buy a table from Lifelong for two days and sell their wares.
I am selling my late sister's miniature bird collection and any profit I make, I donate to Cornell Lab of Ornithology, one of Lynn's charities.

The event is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, 10:00am - 3:00pm and will take place in the Large Activity Room at Lifelong (119 West Court Street, Ithaca). The sale continues on Saturday from 9 to noon.

A wide variety of goods will be available at this event at Lifelong, so come check it out!

Donna Scott

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Date: 7/26/18 10:48 am
From: Joshua Snodgrass <cedarshiva...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Guided shorebird walk at Montezuma August 4th
Hi all!
Given the great variety of shorebirds seen at Montezuma in Knox-Marcellus
recently, I inquired whether there would be any guided shorebird walks this
year, and they offered me the chance to lead one!
We will meet at the Visitor Center at 7am on Saturday August 4th (10 days
from now) and carpool over to East Rd. to head out on the dikes between K-M
and Puddler marshes. This is an excellent opportunity to get close to the
birds in an area of the refuge usually closed to public access. I'm sure
Andrea will post the official notice of the walk soon, but I wanted to get
the word out early. All are welcome!
As this is my first time leading a shorebird walk, and I am still working
on my shorebird ID skills, I would love any assistance from folks who have
more experience. Any tips and advice are most welcome. Please bring
binoculars and/or a scope if you have one, a willingness to share, and
water.
Hope to see you all there!
Best,
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Date: 7/26/18 6:25 am
From: Steve Taylor <steve999...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Towpath Road
Thanks to Dave Kennedy and Chuck Gibson for responding to my query about Towpath Road. Short answer, I would say, is to stay off Towpath after all this rain, as the deep ruts filled with water (and hidden hazards) and the “greasy mud” would make for a white-knuckle (attempt to) go down Towpath!

Steve Taylor
Pittsford NY
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Date: 7/26/18 3:54 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] YC Night Heron
Still present 7am close NW corner of Knox Marcellus. Backlight and fog but easy to make out.

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Date: 7/26/18 2:51 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fw: Towpath
________________________________
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 5:42 AM
To: <Steve999...>
Subject: Towpath


I think you're right.....it does seem better, but not because of any intentional improvements. Traffic and weather have smoothed it out a bit. There are some deep ruts that could strand you in almost any vehicle but there are paths around them. The drought like conditions made it fairly easy to get to the first dyke. Personally, I won't go there after these rains as the worse will be camouflaged with water and the mud is extremely greasy with the potential of sliding you into ruts.

There is always something to see down Towpath but with the Knox-Mar water so far to the North it's about as close viewing the meat of it from East Rd.

Good luck.

Dave K.


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Date: 7/26/18 2:45 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fw: Towpath



________________________________
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 5:42 AM
To: <Steve999...>
Subject: Towpath


I think you're right.....it does seem better, but not because of any intentional improvements. Traffic and weather have smoothed it out a bit. There are some deep ruts that could strand you in almost any vehicle but there are paths around them. The drought like conditions made it fairly easy to get to the first dyke. Personally, I won't go there after these rains as the worse will be camouflaged with water and the mud is extremely greasy with the potential of sliding you into ruts.

There is always something to see down Towpath but with the Knox-Mar water so far to the North it's about as close viewing the meat of it from East Rd.

Good luck.

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Date: 7/26/18 2:38 am
From: Carol Keeler <carolk441...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question re: Towpath Road
Very good question. I bet lots of people would like to know.
Van Dyne Spoor was improved this year, but those rains may change that.

Sent from my iPad

> On Jul 25, 2018, at 10:39 PM, Stephen Taylor <steve999...> wrote:
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>
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>> I haven’t been down Towpath Road since mid-May. At the time it seemed to have been slightly graded and improved. Does anyone have current information (especially since the rains of this week) about the condition of the road and accessibility by car, SUV, or 4x4?
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>> Pittsford NY
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Date: 7/25/18 7:40 pm
From: Stephen Taylor <steve999...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Question re: Towpath Road

>
> I haven’t been down Towpath Road since mid-May. At the time it seemed to have been slightly graded and improved. Does anyone have current information (especially since the rains of this week) about the condition of the road and accessibility by car, SUV, or 4x4?
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Date: 7/25/18 2:50 pm
From: Chris Lajewski <lajewskic...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Muckrace September 14-15
The Montezuma Muckrace on September 14-15 is a “Big Day” birding competition within the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.Teams of some of the best birders as well as novice birders from across New York State and beyond,compete in the 24-hour event beginning on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. to see how many species they can identify. In addition to providingsome good fun and excitement, the Muckrace raises funds for the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex to support Montezuma's birds and the places they need to survive. 

The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is one of the most important places for birds inNorth America. This 50,000-acre region at the northern end of Cayuga Lake, known forits abundant wetlands, is a major migration stopover for waterfowl, shorebirds, and landbirds and provides breeding habitat for several species of conservation concern, including Bald Eagles,Black Terns, and Cerulean Warblers. Designated by Audubon New York as an Important Bird Area of global significance in 1997, the Complex is a hub of bird conservation activity and research – past, present and future-- thathas benefits extending far beyond its boundaries.


The fundraising goal for this year's event is $10,000. Proceeds will be used to support the goals of the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex focusing on bird conservation and habitat restoration by the USFWS, NYSDEC, and other entities that are working to improve the Complex. Environmental education programs and community engagement activities at the Montezuma Audubon Center will also be supported by the Muckrace funds.

Register today at http://friendsofmontezuma.org/projects-programs/muckrace/.


Thank you, 

Chris Lajewski
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Date: 7/25/18 6:47 am
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Muckrace volunteers needed
My name is Kyle Gage. As a member of the Muckrace Committee, I am tasked with recruiting volunteers for the 22nd Annual Muckrace. The Muckrace is a 24-hour birding event sponsored by the Friends of Montezuma, which takes place on Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR), Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) lands. This year's event will take place September 14th & 15th, 7pm-7pm, with a dinner/awards ceremony afterwards at the MAC.

All volunteer positions would be at the MAC (2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY). I am looking to fill the following positions:
*9/15: 2-5pm Registration
*9/15: 5-8pm Registration
*9/15: 6-8pm Checklist Verifier/ Compiler- 4-5 people needed

I have posted to the geneseebirds listserve and filled a couple of photography positions that were needed through that outlet.

If you are interested in volunteering for any one of these positions, or have any questions regarding the duties they entail, please contact me at <gagekm...> or text or call 585-755-9820.

Thank you,
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Date: 7/24/18 8:51 am
From: Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Audubon guided paddle
July 28, Saturday, 12:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Birding and Boating: Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Join Montezuma Audubon Staff for a relaxing canoe/kayak paddle to explore the Cayuga-Seneca Canal near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. This is a wonderful opportunity to view Montezuma from the water, search for Montezuma's resident and migrating shorebirds, and try canoeing/kayaking for the first time! Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. Fee: $10/child with-out rental, $15/adult without rental, $25/solo kayak rental, $40/canoe rental (maximum 2 adults plus 1 child). Pre-paid reservations are required.

To register:

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(315) 365-3588


Alyssa Johnson
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2295 State Route 89
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Date: 7/23/18 1:34 pm
From: Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sanderlings, Myers Point
I’m at Myers Point, 4:30 pm today, Monday and there are 15 Sanderlings with a Semi Palmated Sandpiper.

Gary

On Jul 23, 2018, at 8:43 AM, Jay McGowan <jwm57...><mailto:<jwm57...>> wrote:

On the heels of an impressive Sanderling invasion yesterday, two breeding plumage SANDERLING are currently on the spit at Myers, off and on with a flock of Semipalmated Sandpipers. Turnstones, Whimbrel, and Red Knots have all been showing up on the Lake Ontario shore, so frequent checks of beaches and other shorebird spots in coming days would be advisable.

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Date: 7/23/18 11:56 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- July 23, 2018
- NYSY 07.23.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: July 16 - July 23  2018

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: July 23 AT 1:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on July 09, 2018




Highlights:




LEAST BITTERN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

SANDHILL CRANE

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

WILLET

WHIMBREL

RUDDY TURNSTONE

RED KNOT

SANDERLING

STILT SANDPIPER

BLACK TERN

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

ORCHARD ORIOLE













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     14 Shorebird species were recorded at the complex this week. 4 more different species were found at Fair Haven so it was a good week for finding these migrants.

     

     Shorebirds found at the Montezuma area:

SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER

KILLDEER

GREATER YELLOWLEGS

LESSER YELLOWLEGS

SOLITARY SANDPIPER

WILLET

SPOTTED SANDPIPER

SANDERLING

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER

LEAST SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

LONG-BILLED SANDPIPER

SHORT-BILLED SANDPIPER




     Shorebirds seen only at Fair Haven:

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

RED KNOT

RUDDY TURNSTONE

WHIMBREL




     7/17: A WILLET was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.

     7/19: 8 species of shorebirds were seen at the Audubon Center including a STILT SANDPIPER.

     7/21: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on VanDyne Spoor Road.

     7/22: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues at the forested area on Armitage Road. Also found there was an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER. LEAST BITTERNS were seen on the Wildlife Drive and at the Morgan 

Road Marsh.







Cayuga County

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     7/17: A WILLET was seen at West Barrier Bar.

     7/21: RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and BLACK TERN were all seen at Fair Haven State Park.

     7/22: A WHIMBREL and a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were seen at Fair Haven State Park. 6 RED KNOTS, a RUDDY TURNSTONE and SANDERLING were seen at West Barrier Bar.

     7/23: 2 RED KNOTS and a WHIMBREL were seen at West Barrier Bar.







Onondaga County

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     7/18: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville.







Oswego County

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     7/17: 2 SANDHILL CRANES continue near a private residence on Toad Harbor Road north of Oneida Lake.

     7/23: 1 RUDDY TURNSTONE, 150 SANDERLINGS and 30 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS were seen in Oswego Harbor.







Oneida County

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     7/20: A FISH CROW was seen in Rome.

     7/22: A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at Delta Lake.







Herkimer County

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     7/22: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on Hall Road north of Cold Brook.













             




        

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Joseph Brin

Region 5

Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA


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Date: 7/23/18 5:43 am
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sanderlings, Myers Point
On the heels of an impressive Sanderling invasion yesterday, two breeding
plumage SANDERLING are currently on the spit at Myers, off and on with a
flock of Semipalmated Sandpipers. Turnstones, Whimbrel, and Red Knots have
all been showing up on the Lake Ontario shore, so frequent checks of
beaches and other shorebird spots in coming days would be advisable.

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Date: 7/22/18 10:43 am
From: Asher Hockett <veery715...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] ascending song
Today, in the spruces west of the parking lot at St Catherine of Siena
Church, a loud and ascending song heard once. Not a Prairie Warbler, I
don't think, as it wasn't very buzzy and seemed lower in pitch than what I
know. Not sure what else it might have been. Not accelerating, but each
successive element a full step or more higher in pitch than the last, about
7 or 8 total. Seems late in the season too.

If it was a Prairie Warbler it was the loudest and most robust I have heard.
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Date: 7/22/18 7:51 am
From: Marty Schlabach <mls5...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] FW: [Eatonbirds] Stoltzfus Farm Field Trip Report Jul 21, 2018
Though outside the Basin, I thought this Eaton Birding Society field trip report deserved sharing with Cayuga Birds.

From: <Eatonbirds...> <Eatonbirds...>
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 9:22 AM
To: Eaton Birding Society <Eatonbirds...>
Subject: [Eatonbirds] Stoltzfus Farm Field Trip Report Jul 21, 2018


After a call from Reuben reporting grasshopper and vesper sparrows on his farm and inviting to come out, we organized an impromptu field trip for Saturday evening. Reuben had said 7-9pm was the best time.

Reuben called me that afternoon to say his wife was in labor with their 4th child, and they wouldn't be there, but we we welcome and could have the run of the place.

Most of us met at the Geneva Welcome Center and car pooled. A few met us at the farm.

We walked the farm lane, watching and listening. There was a red-tailed hawk being very vocal. We were about half way down the lane when Reuben called to say they had a healthy baby girl, Ella, and he would join us in a half hour. By the time he arrived everyone had had good scope looks at a Savannah sparrow carrying food.


Reuben found a grasshopper sparrow with food sitting up and chipping. Everyone got good looks, a year bird for most and a life bird for some. We weren't so successful with the vesper.

Congratulations to Reuben and his family on the birth of Ella and a huge thank you to Reuben for opening his farm and leading us to the birds on such an important family day. And thanks to Lyn Jacobs for recording and reporting.

Attending: Steve & Linda Benedict, Mark Brown, Jean Bub, Lynn Donaldson, Peter Galvani, Sarah & Jon Gross, Lyn Jacobs, Leona Lauster, Inge Robinson, Greg & Betsy Russell, Jim Sharpless, Wendy Sparks, Reuben Stoltzfus

7332 McCarriger Road, Ovid, New York, US<https://maps.google.com/?q=7332+McCarriger+Road,+Ovid,+New+York,+US&entry=gmail&source=g> (42.659, -76.837), Seneca, New York, US
Jul 21, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.29 mile(s)
19 species

Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 7
Northern Flicker 2
American Crow 6
Horned Lark 7
Tree Swallow 7
Eastern Bluebird 3
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 13
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 50
Grasshopper Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 9
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Bobolink 1
American Goldfinch 12

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47342787

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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