Information - Cayuga South
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74:37 observation hours, 3 year
lat: 42.34324, lng: -76.50394
DescriptionThis is a fall migration observation site well positioned in the region for viewing waterfowl & raptor migration as well as morning flight of late-season migrant passerines. Data from a proximal nocturnal flight call monitoring station is available at: http://oldbird.org/Data/2019/ratio/DanbyAMRE.html
The watch site is located in the heart of the southbound waterfowl flyway funneling out of Canada toward the mid-Atlantic coastal region of the United States. It is on a gradually rising hill 13 km directly south of one of the largest lakes in New York State, Cayuga Lake, which is a long relatively narrow lake running NNW-SSE for ~60 km. Shortly after sunrise, the watch site catches southbound waterfowl departures from Cayuga Lake and then a bit later in the morning the flight from Lake Ontario, which originates about 120 km to the north. The result can be some notably large inland waterfowl count totals.