Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, November 11, 2004
* New York
- Birds mentioned
Please phone in any rare sightings so they
may be shared via the DAB telephone update
system, and submit email contributions directly
to [email protected]
Thank you, David
Field Trip - November 14: Niagara River joint trip with
Rochester GOS, for gulls and waterfowl. Meet at 9:00 AM at
Fort Niagara State Park in the parking lot just outside the
old fort. Visitors are always welcome on BOS trips.
Amer. Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs ([email protected])
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Transcriber: David F. Suggs
Thursday, November 11, 2004
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 November 4 through November
11 from the Niagara Frontier Region include BOHEMIAN
WAXWING, SHORT-EARED OWL, OSPREY, ICELAND GULL, SABINE'S
GULL, PURPLE SANDPIPER and BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE.
In the Town of Somerset, November 10, a single BOHEMIAN
WAXWING was reported at Golden Hill State Park. November 9
in the Town of Porter, 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS along
Dickersonville Road near Route 18. As of November 6, a late
OSPREY had been lingering for a week at Red House Lake in
Allegany State Park.
November 6, on the Niagara River, the first report of
ICELAND GULL, an adult, at the power plants on the lower
river. CALIFORNIA GULL, still roosting at the base of the
Moses power plant. A SABINE'S GULL below the Canadian Falls
from the 7th until at least the 10th. LITTLE GULL off the
Lewiston Docks. November 7 and 8, an estimated 10,000
BONAPARTE'S GULLS on the river. And a PURPLE SANDPIPER, plus
several DUNLIN, above the stranded barge at the falls.
BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKES were reported on both Lake Erie and
Ontario. November 5, 2 or 3 KITTIWAKES, plus SABINE'S GULL
and LITTLE GULL on Erie at Athol Springs in Hamburg.
Apparently the same SABINE'S GULL was closely observed at
nearby Woodlawn Beach State Park. Also a JAEGER SPECIES,
likely a PARASITIC JAEGER, November 6, well out over Lake
Erie at Hamburg Town Park. From Lake Ontario, November 11, a
BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE passing Wilson, along with thousands of
RED-BR. MERGANSERS and many RED-THROATED LOONS. Also, HORNED
GREBE, RED-NECKED GREBE, SURF SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
and BLACK SCOTER.
In the Peace Bridge area of Niagara River, November 7, an
EIDER on the river side of the Bird Island Pier in Buffalo.
A unexpected high count for this location - 600 LONG-TAILED
DUCKS plus 230 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS, and numerous GREATER
SCAUP, LESSER SCAUP, all three SCOTER SPECIES, BUFFLEHEAD
and RED-BR. MERGANSER. And, in the Black Rock Channel, one
Other reports this week - In Ontario, at Rock Point Park in
Dunnville, 11 SANDERLINGS and 5 DUNLIN. At Morgan's Point in
Wainfleet, 7 TUNDRA SWANS and 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS. From
Sinking Ponds in East Aurora, a high location count of 39
COMMON MERGANSERS, plus PIED-BILLED GREBE, WOOD DUCK, GREEN-
WINGED TEAL, COMMON GOLDENEYE, GOLDEN-CR. KINGLET, EASTERN
BLUEBIRD, AMERICAN ROBIN, CEDAR WAXWING, AMER. TREE SPARROW,
FOX SPARROW, HOUSE FINCH and 2 PINE SISKINS. In Ashford, 7
FOX SPARROWS and an EASTERN TOWHEE. And, another FOX SPARROW
on Crescent Avenue in Buffalo.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, November 18.
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.