Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, February 17, 2005
* 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
Great Black-b. Gull
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
[UPDATE - Wednesday, February 23, BOS meeting at 7:30 PM at
the Buffalo Museum of Science. BOS President Terry Yonker
00570_Willet present "Birds, Bats and Wind Power: What Do We
Know". Visitors are always welcome at BOS meeting]
Thursday, February 17, 2005
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LARK SPARROW, COMMON GRACKLE and YELLOW-R. WARBLER were the
highlights of reports received February 10 through February
17 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
In Niagara County, the LARK SPARROW was reported again on
February 13, at 1073 Youngstown Road near Route 93 in
Porter. This extremely rare sparrow was first reported
December 15. Also at this location, SHARP-SH. HAWK, AMER.
TREE SPARROW, COMMON REDPOLL and PINE SISKIN.
A very early arriving COMMON GRACKLE was reported February
16 and 17 on Paramount Parkway in the Town of Tonawanda.
February 14, a wintering YELLOW-R. WARBLERS was noted in a
yard in the Town of Orchard Park.
February 13, the BOS field trip to Dunkirk Harbor, on Lake
Erie, reported 15 waterfowl species including NORTHERN
PINTAIL, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and BLACK SCOTER, plus 200
GREAT BLACK-B. GULLS. February 12 in the harbor, a RED-
From the Niagara River and Lake Ontario this week - at Fort
Niagara, hundreds of WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and LONG-TAILED
DUCKS, plus a few SURF SCOTERS and BLACK SCOTERS. At
Lewiston, on the lower river, hundreds more LONG-TAILED
DUCKS and 2 BALD EAGLES. And, on the upper Niagara, at Navy
Island, 6 WILD TURKEYS and 2 more BALD EAGLES - possibly the
same eagles that have been seen courting at Strawberry
In Buffalo, on Scajaquada Creek in Forest Lawn, a pair of
From the Lake Ontario Plains this week - on Hulbert Road in
Wilson, up to 20 LAPLAND LONGSPURS among many HORNED LARKS
and SNOW BUNTINGS. In Yates, 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS at Niagara-
Orleans Countyline Road, 4 more SHORT-EARED OWLS at Marshall
and Lakeshore Roads. Also in Yates, 5 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and
2 NORTHERN SHRIKES. And in Porter, several SHORT-EARED OWLS
continue on Dickersonville Road with NORTHERN HARRIER and
From Chautauqua County this week, a dark phase ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWK at the Dunkirk Airport. 12 WILD TURKEYS on Webster Road
in Pomfret. NORTHERN SHRIKE on Round Top Road in Villenova.
At Lake Erie State Park in Portland, GOLDEN-CR. KINGLET and
PURPLE FINCH. The SNOWY OWL at Cummings and Fredonia-
Stockton Road in Pomfret was last reported February 9. In
the Town of Dayton, in northwest Cattaraugus County, another
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and about 150 HORNED LARKS.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, February 24.
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.