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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, October 13, 2005

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 10/13/2005
* NYBU0510.13
- Birds mentioned

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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
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GREATER SNOW GOOSE
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
BUFF-BR. SANDPIPER
BRANT
CASPIAN TERN
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
D.-crest. Cormorant
Snow Goose
Wood Duck
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Osprey
Bald Eagle
American Golden-Plove
Greater Yellowlegs
Pectoral Sandpiper
Bonaparte's Gull
Chimney Swift
Yellow-b. Sapsucker
Eastern Phoebe
Red-br. Nuthatch
White-br. Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-cr. Kinglet
Ruby-cr. Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Blue-headed Vireo
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-cr. Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
Yellow-r. Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Amer. Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-thr. Sparrow
White-cr. Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Rusty Blackbird
Purple Finch

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Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 10/13/2005
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs ([email protected])
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Transcriber: David F. Suggs
Website: www.BOSBirding.org

Thursday, October 13, 2005

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 October 6 through October 13
from the Niagara Frontier Region include GREATER SNOW GOOSE,
HUDSONIAN GODWIT, BUFF-BR. SANDPIPER, BRANT, CASPIAN TERN
and October Count reports.

October 13, in Fort Erie, Ontario, a GREATER SNOW GOOSE was
reported with a flock of CANADA GEESE along the Niagara
River south the Peace Bridge. This SNOW GOOSE sub-species is
known as an Atlantic Coast migrant, and may not have been
previously recorded in the region.

HUDSONIAN GODWITS at two locations this week. October 8, in
the Iroquois Refuge, a single HUDSONIAN GODWIT with GREATER
YELLOWLEGS at the back of Cayuga Pool; accessed by walking
the dike toward Blind 36. During the BOS October Count on
October 9, 4 HUDSONIAN GODWITS on the Lake Erie shore at
Lorraine Road in Port Colborne, Ontario. These godwits flew
off across the lake. Also on the count in Ontario, in the
Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, near Saint David's, 5 BUFF-BR.
SANDPIPERS; a late date and the highest number in many
years.

At Dunkirk Harbor, October 12, the first report of BRANT
this season - 10 at the Main Street beach, with 7 late
CASPIAN TERNS.

Migrant sparrows were reported in abundant numbers on the
BOS count. At least 11 sparrow species were recorded in the
region, included the first AMER. TREE SPARROWS. In the
northwest section of Niagara County, several flocks of 100
sparrows were noted. Totals in Niagara County included over
200 of both WHITE-THR. SPARROWS and DARK-EYED JUNCOS, over
100 WHITE-CR. SPARROWS, 32 CHIPPING SPARROWS, 26 SONG
SPARROWS and lesser numbers of FIELD SPARROW, SAVANNAH
SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW and SWAMP SPARROW.
In Chautauqua County, along the railroad bed running south
from Cassadaga in the Town of Stockton, 9 sparrow species
included 44 SWAMP SPARROWS. In a Town of Lancaster section,
75 CHIPPING SPARROWS, of which half were in one flock at
Como Park.

RUBY-CR. KINGLETS were also plentiful on the count. Eleven
warbler species were highlighted by a late MOURNING WARBLER
in a Cattaraugus County section. Other reported warblers -
ORANGE-CR. WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER,
BL.-THR. BL. WARBLER, YELLOW-R. WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, PALM
WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT. Plus a
TENNESSEE WARBLER last week at Woodlawn Beach State Park in
Hamburg.

Other count highlights - 5 COMMON LOONS, 70 D.-CREST.
CORMORANTS and 2 OSPREYS over Lancaster. RED-NECKED GREBE
and 12 SURF SCOTERS on Lake Ontario. Three SNOW GEESE at
Sinking Ponds in East Aurora. At the Countryside Gravel
Ponds in Cattaraugus County, 35 PIED-BILLED GREBES, 14 WOOD
DUCKS, BUFFLEHEAD, RUDDY DUCK, 2 OSPREYS, BALD EAGLE and an
unexpected BONAPARTE'S GULL. In Niagara County, 4 AMERICAN
GOLDEN-PLOVERS, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 11 CHIMNEY SWIFTS and
PURPLE FINCH. And most reporting sections counted YELLOW-B.
SAPSUCKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, RED-BR.
NUTHATCH, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BROWN CREEPER, HOUSE
WREN, WINTER WREN, HERMIT THRUSH, GOLDEN-CR. KINGLET,
EASTERN TOWHEE and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, October 20.
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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