Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, May 13, 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
Gr. Cr. Flycatcher
Cape May Warbler
Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
Bl. and w. Warbler
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
Thursday, May 13, 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 May 6 through May 13 from the
Niagara Frontier Region include PAINTED BUNTING, warblers,
CLAY-COL. SPARROW, CATTLE EGRET, EARED GREBE, WILSON'S
PHALAROPE and many migrants.
May 12, an exciting find at Tifft Nature Preserve in
Buffalo. An exceptionally rare PAINTED BUNTING, found on
Service Road near Warbler Walk, at 10:30 AM. The bunting was
relocated at 8:00 PM less than 200 yards from the Service
Road bridge. Searches on the 13th have not been successful.
Twenty-eight warbler species were reported in the region
this week. At times, some locations were teeming with
migrants, highlighted by 24 warblers species at Tifft on the
10th. A trio reports from May 7 - CLAY-COL. SPARROW among
many WHITE-CR. SPARROWS at a feeder on private property in
Lancaster, "LAWRENCE'S WARBLER" along Old Tifft Street and
PRAIRIE WARBLER at Beaver Island State Park. May 13, at Goat
Island in Niagara Falls, a YELLOW-B. FLYCATCHER was found on
the Three Sisters Islands.
Also this week, many locations reported LEAST FLYCATCHER,
GR. CR. FLYCATCHER, EASTERN KINGBIRD, PHILADELPHIA VIREO,
YELLOW-THR. VIREO, VEERY, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, SWAINSON'S
THRUSH, WOOD THRUSH, SCARLET TANAGER, LINCOLN'S SPARROW,
ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK and INDIGO BUNTING.
May 7, at the Batavia Waste Water Plant, 2 CATTLE EGRETS and
a WILSON'S PHALAROPE. On the 8th at the plant, the WILSON'S
PHALAROPE was still present, along with EARED GREBE and
WILLET, plus HORNED GREBE, 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and a
ORCHARD ORIOLES were found in both the New York and Ontario
Lake Erie plains. An immature male at the Sturgeon Point
marina beach in Evans, and at least 4 adult male ORCHARD
ORIOLES at Rock Point Park in Dunnville, Ontario. 15 SHORT-
B. DOWITCHER were also noted near Rock Point.
RED-HEADED WDPKRS. also like the Lake Erie plains. In Evans,
4 at Evangola State Park and one at Wendt Beach, and 2 RED-
HEADED WDPKRS. in the Village of Silver Creek.
From the Town of Holland, up to 15 PINE SISKINS continuing at
a feeder on Lewis Road. PINE SISKINS also in Silver Creek
and at Rock Point. And at Gratwick Park in North Tonwanda, a
large flock of ground feeding swallows included 74 BARN
SWALLOW, 11 BANK SWALLOWS, 8 TREE SWALLOWS and 4 CLIFF
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, May 20. 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.