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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, March 25, 2004

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/25/2004
* NYBU0403.25
- Birds mentioned

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BLACK VULTURE
OSPREY
EASTERN MEADOWLARK
GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE [out of region]
ROSS'S GOOSE [out of region]
Tundra Swan
Richardson's Canada Goose
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-sh. Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
L. Black-b. Gull
Nor. Saw-whet Owl
Red-bellied Wdpkr.
Northern Flicker
Horned Lark
Eastern Bluebird
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Shrike
Amer. Tree Sparrow
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin

- Transcript
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 03/25/2004
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs ([email protected])
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Transcriber: David F. Suggs
Web site: www.BOSBirding.org

Thursday, March 25, 2004

[There will be a BOS field trip this Saturday, March 27, to
the Lake Ontario Plains. Meet at 8 AM at the Tops Market in
Wrights's Corners, on the east side of Route 78 at Route 104,
north of Lockport. Visitors are always welcome on BOS
trips.]

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 March 18 through March 25
from the Niagara Frontier Region include BLACK VULTURE,
OSPREY, EASTERN MEADOWLARK and GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE.

The morning of March 22, a very rare BLACK VULTURE migrated
over the Hamburg Hawkwatch, at Lakeside Cemetery, off Camp
Road in Hamburg. Outside the region, on March 24, one of the
observers of the vulture at Hamburg saw another or possibly
the same BLACK VULTURE over the Bruce Hiking Trail near
Hamilton, Ontario.

March 24 was the largest day so far for hawk migration. At
Hamburg, 10 species included over 300 TURKEY VULTURES, 2
BALD EAGLES, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 5 SHARP-SH. HAWKS, 10
COOPER'S HAWKS, 49 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 34 RED-TAILED
HAWKS, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and one each of AMERICAN KESTREL
and PEREGRINE FALCON. The same date, over the Town of
Tonawanda, 100 TURKEY VULTURES, 3 COOPER'S HAWKS, 4 RED-
SHOULDERED HAWKS and a RED-TAILED HAWK. In Cattaraugus
County, the first OSPREY of the season was reported on the
24th, along Route 280 at the Allegany Reservoir. Migrating
PEREGRINE FALCONS were found this week in the Towns of Yates
and Shelby.

Arriving EASTERN MEADOWLARKS were noted March 20 in the Town
of Hartland, and March 24 at the Hamburg Hawkwatch.

March 20, in the Lake Ontario Plains, a GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
was reported on Lower Lake Road, just east of Niagara-
Orleans Countyline Road. L. BLACK-B. GULL was along Route
18, also east of the countyline. Two rare species just to
the east of the region, in the Orleans County Town of
Kendall, 2 ROSS'S GEESE on Center Road, south of Lakeshore
Road, and a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE about two miles west of Route
237.

Other reports this week - at a feeder on Lewis Road in the
Town of Aurora, 40 to 60 COMMON REDPOLLS, plus 8 EASTERN
BLUEBIRDS, 4 CEDAR WAXWINGS and 5 AMER. TREE SPARROWS. On
Beech Tree Road in Ashford, 10 COMMON REDPOLLS and 6 PINE
SISKINS. In the Iroquois Refuge area, over 600 TUNDRA SWANS
still at Cayuga Pool. 6 NORTHERN HARRIERS at Fletcher Chapel
and Posson Road in Shelby. NORTHERN SHRIKE in the refuge. On
Hutton Road in Oakfield, 3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS among 200 SNOW
BUNTINGS and 50 HORNED LARKS.

At the Batavia Waste Water Plant, small numbers of NORTHERN
SHOVELERS, RING-NECKED DUCKS, LESSER SCAUP, BUFFLEHEAD and
COMMON GOLDENEYE, plus RED-BELLIED WDPKR., 3 NORTHERN
FLICKERS, a pair of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and 2 probable
RICHARDSON'S CANADA GEESE. On Grand Island, a L. BLACK-B.
GULL at Beaver Island State Park, and in East Aurora, a
calling NOR. SAW-WHET OWL.

Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, April 1.
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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