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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, April 1, 2004

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/01/2004
* NYBU0404.01
- 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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LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
BLACK-HEADED GULL
WESTERN MEADOWLARK
SANDHILL CRANE
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Great Egret
Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
Tundra Swan
Snow Goose
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ruffed Grouse
Greater Yellowlegs
Little Gull
Yellow-b. Sapsucker
Eastern Phoebe
Tree Swallow
Common Raven
Red-br. Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Golden-cr. Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Shrike
Pine Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Purple Finch
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin

- Transcript
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/01/2004
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, April 1, 2004

[There will be a BOS field trip to the Oak Orchard Swamps on
Sunday, April 4. Meet at 8 AM (Eastern Daylight Savings
Time) at Cayuga Pool, on Route 77 in the Iroquois Refuge.
Visitors are always welcome on BOS field 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 25 through April 1 from
the Niagara Frontier Region include LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE,
BLACK-HEADED GULL, WESTERN MEADOWLARK, SANDHILL CRANE and
early spring migrants.

The BOS field trip to the Lake Ontario Plains on March 27
reported 70 species, highlighted by a very rare LOGGERHEAD
SHRIKE, on private property along Hosmer Road, north of
Route 104 in the Niagara County Town of Hartland. A NORTHERN
SHRIKE was also observed on the field trip.

March 28, an adult BLACK-HEADED GULL and a LITTLE GULL were
reported on the Niagara River at the Queenston, Ontario,
boat launch. In the Wyoming County Town of Bennington, a
WESTERN MEADOWLARK was heard singing among several EASTERN
MEADOWLARKS. A second hand report of a very high count of 16
SANDHILL CRANES setting down in a field near the Iroquois
Refuge headquarters on Casey Road. And in southern Erie
County, 2 COMMON RAVENS along Route 39, north of Cattaraugus
Creek, in the Town of Sardinia.

Many reports of early spring arrivals this week - GREAT
EGRET and 2 BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS on Motor Island in the
upper Niagara River. GREATER YELLOWLEGS at the Iroquois
Refuge. Multiple EASTERN PHOEBES, TREE SWALLOWS, RED-BR.
NUTHATCHES and GOLDEN-CR. KINGLETS at several locations.
WINTER WREN at Beaver Island State Park. At Allegany State
Park, 2 PINE WARBLERS and a PINE SISKIN at a feeder. YELLOW-
B. SAPSUCKER, EASTERN TOWHEE and 6 FOX SPARROWS at Tifft
Nature Preserve in Buffalo, plus another 6 FOX SPARROWS in
the Town of Ashford. And, a PURPLE FINCH in Williamsville.

Other reports this week - an as BALD EAGLE at the south end
of Navy Island. A good variety of species at Sinking Ponds
in East Aurora included PIED-BILLED GREBE, HORNED GREBE, 30
SNOW GEESE, RING-NECKED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD, COOPER'S HAWK,
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and SWAMP SPARROW. A small hawk flight
over Amherst included a BALD EAGLE. At the Allegany
Reservoir, 4 OSPREYS. Several hundred TUNDRA SWANS still at
Cayuga Pool in the Iroquois Refuge, and 20 TUNDRA SWANS at
the north Grand Island bridge. RUFFED GROUSE in Ashford.
COMMON REDPOLLS still at some feeders. And several reports
of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and EASTERN MEADOWLARKS throughout the
region.

Dial-a-Bird will not be updated until Thursday evening,
April 15. In the next two weeks, if any rare birds are
reported, they will be noted on the update section. You may
report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and
reporting to Dial-a-Bird.

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