Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, March 18, 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
GOLDEN EAGLE [reported]
GREAT EGRET [reported]
Great Blue Heron
American Black Duck
Gadwall Wood Duck
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
BOS web site: www.BOSBirding.org
[There will be a BOS meeting this Wednesday, March 24, at
7:30 PM at the Museum of Science. Gerry Rising will present
a program - Is GPS Right for Birding Today? And, plan ahead
for the next BOS field trip, Saturday, March 27, to the Lake
Ontario Plains. Meet at 8 AM at Tops Market in Wrights
Corners, on the east side of Route 78, at Route 104, north
of Lockport. Visitors are always welcome at BOS meetings and
Thursday, March 18, 2004
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Highlights of reports received March 11 through March 18
from the Niagara Frontier Region include ROSS'S GOOSE,
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, KILLDEER and AMERICAN PIPIT.
March 13, two ROSS'S GEESE were found in the Tonawanda
Wildlife Management Area, at a pond on Griswold Road, north
of Route 77. The ROSS'S GEESE were among several thousand
CANADA GEESE. Back on March 10, two ROSS'S GEESE were found
further north of the Iroquois Refuge, in the Town of Yates.
Other waterfowl in the Iroquois and Tonawanda areas were
highlighted by over 600 TUNDRA SWANS at Cayuga Pool, plus
TURKEY VULTURE, 2 BALD EAGLES, and 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS. Also
in the swamps area - SNOW GOOSE, GADWALL, WOOD DUCK,
AMERICAN WIGEON, MALLARD, AMERICAN BLACK DUCK, BLUE-WINGED
TEAL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREEN-WINGED
TEAL, REDHEAD, RING-NECKED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD, HOODED
MERGANSER, RED-BR. MERGANSER and AMERICAN COOT. And, a RED-
SHOULDERED HAWK, along Route 77 near Griswold.
March 14, 10 RICHARDSON'S-type CANADA GEESE were still at
Somerset-Hartland Townline Road. Also in the Lake Ontario
Plains, March 15, an above average count of over 900 SNOW
GEESE, along the Parkway in the Orleans County Town of
Kendall. Also an ICELAND GULL and a NORTHERN SHRIKE in a
field along Route 18 in Yates.
From Cattaraugus County, March 14, in the Town of Dayton, at
the swamp north of Route 39, a great count of 43 ROUGH-
LEGGED HAWKS, plus 48 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 41 WILD TURKEYS.
KILLDEER were reported March 14 in the Town of Newstead, and
March 18 on Grand Island. March 17, the first report of
AMERICAN PIPIT, on Budd Road in the Town of Cambria.
From the Lake Ontario shore in the Town of Carlton, two
interesting reports from Johnson Creek. March 10 and 11, a
reported GOLDEN EAGLE at the mouth of the creek, and, what
would be a record early GREAT EGRET on the 11th with 4 GREAT
From feeders this week - in southern Cattaraugus County, 30
DARK-EYED JUNCOS, 1 COMMON REDPOLL, up to 30 PINE SISKINS
and many AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES. On Lewis Road in the Town of
Wales, 7 COMMON REDPOLLS and a RED-BELLIED WDPKR. The
arrival of a SONG SPARROW was noted at a feeder in
Williamsville. And on Ruie Road in North Tonawanda, a pair
of RED-W. BLACKBIRDS.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, March 25.
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.