* New York
* Buffalo
* 02/27/2003
* NYBU0302.27
- Birds mentioned
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Great Blue Heron
Ring-necked Duck
Bald Eagle
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Wild Turkey
Little Gull
Great Horned Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Shrike
Horned Lark
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Snow Bunting
Brown-headed Cowbird
- Transcript
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 02/27/2003
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs ([email protected])
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Transcriber: David F. Suggs
Announcer: Debra B. Suggs
Thursday, February 27, 2003
Dial-a-Bird is a service provided by your Buffalo Museum of
Science and this answering system was donated by the Buffalo
Ornithological Society. Press (2) to leave a message, (3)
for updates, meeting and field trip information and (4) for
instructions on how to report sightings and use this system.
To contact the Science Museum, call 896-5200.
Highlights of reports received February 20 through February
27 from the Niagara Frontier Region include TUNDRA SWAN,
Some of the first spring migrants for the region were
reported this week. TUNDRA SWANS winter on the Niagara
River, but the first migrants were reported February 21, a
flock of 25 swans over Eggerstville in Amherst. In the
Southern Tier, February 24, a TURKEY VULTURE was perched
along Route 219 in Ellicottville. A female RED-W. BLACKBIRD
arrived at a feeder in Lancaster on February 23. And BROWN-
HEADED COWBIRDS were noted again this week - a single at a
feeder in Wheatfield, and a flock in Eggertsville.
February 23, the BOS owl trip to Niagara County reported
three owl species. GREAT HORNED OWL and a NORTHERN SHRIKE at
Joseph Davis State Park in Lewiston, LONG-EARED OWL at
Wilson-Tuscaurora State Park in Wilson, and 4 SHORT-EARED
OWLS plus a NORTHERN HARRIER at Inducon Drive in Wheatfield.
Also on the trip, 3 LITTLE GULLS at the Lewiston Docks on
the lower Niagara River.
Also this week, 5 SHORT-EARED OWLS were reported again on
the north side of Tonawanda Creek Road near Burdick Road in
the Town of Royalton.
BALD EAGLES are providing a great sight along the west
Niagara River off Grand Island. Four at Navy Island, 3 at
Beaver Island State Park, and up to 8 BALD EAGLES on the ice
floes. Single BALD EAGLES were also reported in the Town of
Newfane and at Olcott Beach. It was also noted this week
that GOLDEN EAGLES have again wintered in Allegany State
Other reports this week - At Motor Island in the Niagara
River, 16 GREAT BLUE HERONS, 47 wintering TUNDRA SWANS and 4
RING-NECKED DUCKS. In the Lake Ontario Plains, 8 WILD
TURKEYS on Marshall Road in Yates, and small flocks of
HORNED LARKS and SNOW BUNTINGS were reported again on
Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road, north of Route 18. And in
North Tonawanda, a generous crop of Mountain Ash berries has
attracted 30 wintering AMERICAN ROBINS and 6 CEDAR WAXWINGS.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, March 6.
Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may
report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and
reporting to Dial-a-Bird.
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