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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, April 29, 2004

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/29/2004
* NYBU0404.29
- Birds mentioned

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may be shared via the DAB telephone update
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Thank you, David
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ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK
BALTIMORE ORIOLE
Common Loon
D.-crest. Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Rough-legged Hawk
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Common Tern
Chimney Swift
Yellow-b. Sapsucker
Eastern Kingbird
House Wren
Ruby-cr. Kinglet
Bl.-gr. Gnatcatcher
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Blue-headed Vireo
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-r. Warbler
Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bl. and w. Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
La. Waterthrush
Eastern Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Pine Siskin

- Transcript
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/29/2004
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs ([email protected])
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Transcriber: David F. Suggs
Website: www.BOSBirding.org

Thursday, April 29, 2004

[On Wednesday, May 5, the annual Vaughn Lecture will be
presented at the Buffalo Museum of Science at 7:00 PM.
Edward Burtt will discuss Life Among the Feathers in the
Science Museum Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to
the public.]

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 22 through April 29
from the Niagara Frontier Region include ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK,
BALTIMORE ORIOLE and warblers.

Spring migration started to pick up this past week in spite
of the cool temperatures. With the recent warm weather,
migrants should start to flood into the region during the
coming week.

ROSE-BR. GROSBEAKS were reported at many locations this
week; first report April 25 in Lancaster. A pair of
BALTIMORE ORIOLES were attracted to orange slices in a
Hamburg yard on the 29th.

As of April 28, 9 warbler species had been reported
including at least 2 LA. WATERTHRUSHES in Chestnut Ridge
Park in Orchard Park. Other warblers at several locations
were NASHVILLE WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, YELLOW-R. WARBLER,
BL.-THR. GREEN WARB., PINE WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, BL. AND W.
WARBLER and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH.

Some first reports - SPOTTED SANDPIPER April 22 at the UB
ponds in Amherst. On the 24th, SOLITARY SANDPIPER at Sinking
Ponds in East Aurora and PECTORAL SANDPIPER at Cayuga Pool
in the Iroquois Refuge. A very early, reported, GRAY-CHEEKED
THRUSH at Goat Island in Niagara Falls on the 26th. GRAY
CATBIRD and EASTERN KINGBIRD at Sinking Ponds on the 28th.
And a late report of a CHIMNEY SWIFT over north Buffalo on
April 18.

At several locations throughout the week - YELLOW-B.
SAPSUCKER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, HOUSE WREN, BL.-GR.
GNATCATCHER, RUBY-CR. KINGLET, HERMIT THRUSH, BROWN THRASHER
and EASTERN TOWHEE.

April 22 at Motor Island in the upper Niagara River, a great
count of 27 GREAT EGRETS, 77 BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS, 84 GREAT
BLUE HERONS and 248 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS. At opposite ends
of the Niagara River, over 100 COMMON TERNS at both the Bird
Island Pier in Buffalo and Fort Niagara State Park in
Porter. And over the Hamburg Hawkwatch on April 27, 20
COMMON LOONS.

Other reports this week - 12 NORTHERN HARRIERS and 2 ROUGH-
LEGGED HAWKS still along Dickersonville Road in Porter.
MERLINS at Amherst State Park, the Town of Farmersville in
Cattaraugus County, Goat Island and at the Lewiston
Reservoir. PEREGRINE FALCON, BALD EAGLES and OSPREY at
Cayuga Pool. FOX SPARROW at Tifft Nature Preserve in
Buffalo. PINE SISKINS at three backyard feeders. And in
Angola, a white AMERICAN ROBIN with a peach-color breast.

Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, May 6. 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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