Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, September 29, 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
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Thank you, David
NOR. SAW-WHET OWL
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, September 29, 2005
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Highlights of reports received September 22 through
September 29 from the Niagara Frontier Region include
LAPLAND LONGSPUR, CLAY-COL. SPARROW, NOR. SAW-WHET OWL,
EARED GREBE and NORTHERN GOSHAWK.
September 28 at Dunkirk Harbor, an early arriving LAPLAND
LONGSPUR was found on the Main Street Beach. Also at
Dunkirk, an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER at Wright Beach.
In Niagara County, September 25, in the sparrow field on
Lake Road in Wilson, 2 CLAY-COL. SPARROWS. It was learned
this week that this field is private property. Limited
viewing may be possible from the roadside.
Also in Wilson on the 25th, a NOR. SAW-WHET OWL in a yard on
Lake Road, plus YELLOW-B. FLYCATCHER, BROWN CREEPER, WINTER
WREN, GOLDEN-CR. KINGLET, RUBY-CR. KINGLET, GRAY-CHEEKED
THRUSH and HERMIT THRUSH.
At the Batavia Waste Water Plant on September 27, 2 EARED
GREBES plus 60 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS, 75 NORTHERN SHOVELERS,
8 LESSER SCAUP, 114 RUDDY DUCKS, smallers numbers of
AMERICAN WIGEON, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREEN-
WINGED TEAL, COMMON MERGANSER and RED-BR. MERGANSER, OSPREY,
adult BALD EAGLE, 3 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 31 KILLDEER,
LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 26 YELLOW-R. WARBLERS. The plant is at
the end of Industrial Blvd, off Route 33, west of Batavia.
Visitors must check in at the office before entering the
At Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, a rare NORTHERN GOSHAWK
on September 23, along with GREAT EGRET, GREEN HERON, BL.-
CR. NIGHT-HERON, 11 WILD TURKEYS, TUFTED TITMOUSE, 7 warbler
species, 2 SCARLET TANAGERS and abundant WHITE-THR.
SPARROWS. The trails at Tifft are open for education and
museum affliliated groups. Visitors may enter the trails if
they are in use by these groups.
YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKERS were widely reported this week, from
Westfield in the Southern Tier to northern Niagara County.
September 27, at Beaver Meadows in the Wyoming County Town
of Java, 2 COMMON RAVENS. In a Williamsville yard September
24, a RUBY-T. HUMMINGBIRD and a rare find in September, a
Other reports this week - at Amherst State Park, an
unexpected MARSH WREN for several days, plus EASTERN PHOEBE,
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, RED-EYED VIREO, HOUSE
WREN, WINTER WREN, EASTERN BLUEBIRD, VEERY, GRAY-CHEEKED
THRUSH, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 12 warbler species, SCARLET
TANAGER, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, WHITE-CR. SPARROW and DARK-EYED
JUNCO. At Cayuga Pool in the Iroquois Refuge, 12 GREAT
EGRETS. Four BALD EAGLES in Salamanca by the Allegany River.
Another BALD EAGLE at Saint Columbans in Sheridan with 71
COMMON MERGANSERS and a PINE WARBLER. A calling EASTERN
SCREECH-OWL several nights on Ruie Road in North Tonawanda.
And, 13 NORTHERN FLICKERS at the mouth of Cattaraugus Creek
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, October 6.
Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may
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