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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, April 22, 2004

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/22/2004
* NYBU0404.22
- Birds mentioned

BLACK VULTURE
SANDHILL CRANE
Common Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Green Heron
Green-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-sh. Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Upland Sandpiper
Dunlin
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Black Tern
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Red-headed Wdpkr.
Red-bellied Wdpkr.
Yellow-b. Sapsucker
Eastern Phoebe
Tree Swallow
N. Rough-w. Swallow
Barn Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Red-br. Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-cr. Kinglet
Ruby-cr. Kinglet
Bl.-gr. Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Blue-headed Vireo
Yellow-r. Warbler
Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Rusty Blackbird
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

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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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Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/22/2004
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 22, 2004

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 April 15 through April 22
from the Niagara Frontier Region include BLACK VULTURE,
SANDHILL CRANES, arriving migrants and reports from the BOS
April Count.

April 19, the second BLACK VULTURE of the season was
recorded at the Hamburg Hawkwatch, in Lakeside Memorial
Park. April 18, a hawk flight late in the day over
Woodbridge Avenue in Buffalo included 100 BROAD-WINGED
HAWKS, TURKEY VULTURE, OSPREY and SHARP-SH. HAWK. Also the
18th, over Marilla - OSPREY, NORTHERN HARRIER, COOPER'S
HAWK, 36 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 5 RED-TAILED HAWKS, and 2
COMMON LOONS. On the 17th, a BALD EAGLE over a yard in
Orchard Park.

SANDHILL CRANES were once exceptionally rare in the region.
This week, cranes at three locations - Cayuga Pool at
Iroquois, the Niagara County Town of Porter, and a trio of
SANDHILL CRANES over Westfield in Chautauqua County.

Recent returns of special note - BLACK TERN at Cayuga Pool
and 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS at the Tillman Area in Clarence.
Migrant BL.-THR. GREEN WARB. arrived slightly early on April
21, at Amherst State Park. And, 2 DUNLIN near the Niagara
Falls Airport on April 17.

The BOS April Count was conducted on April 18. From the Lake
Ontario plains section from Route 78 through Yates, several
high counts and new species for the section. High counts
were 4 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 73 GREEN-WINGED TEALS, 2 BALD
EAGLES, 10 RED-BELLIED WDPKRS., 24 GOLDEN-CR. KINGLETS, 8
EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and 10 SAVANNAH SPARROWS. New species were
BARRED OWL, TUFTED TITMOUSE, CAROLINA WREN and NORTHERN
MOCKINGBIRD. Also in the section, 24 RED-NECKED GREBES,
GREEN HERON, 4 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, 40 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 10
LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 15 WILSON'S SNIPE.

The plains section from the Niagara River to Route 78
reported 97 species, highlighted by a three-day-early PALM
WARBLER, plus 5 RED-NECKED GREBES at Bond Lake Park. And a
section of Wyoming County reported 6 EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS
and 6 GREAT HORNED OWLS, 9 BARRED OWLS and 12 AMERICAN
WOODCOCKS.

Other reports this week - at a feeder in Ashford, a great
count of 17 PURPLE FINCHES and 6 PINE SISKINS. MERLIN at
Tifft. PEREGRINE FALCON at Cayuga Pool. At Forest Lawn, two,
very early, reported VEERYS. Also this week, throughout the
region, at places such as Tifft Nature Preserve and Forest
Lawn in Buffalo and Amherst State Park, first reports of
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, BL.-GR. GNATCATCHER and PINE WARBLER,
plus YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, TREE SWALLOW, N.
ROUGH-W. SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW, RED-BR. NUTHATCH, BROWN
CREEPER, WINTER WREN, GOLDEN-CR. KINGLET, RUBY-CR. KINGLET,
HERMIT THRUSH, BROWN THRASHER, YELLOW-R. WARBLER, EASTERN
TOWHEE, CHIPPING SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, RUSTY BLACKBIRD and
PURPLE FINCH. And last week, a RED-HEADED WDPKR. at Sinking
Ponds in East Aurora.

Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, April 29.
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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