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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, May 20, 2004

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 05/20/2004
* NYBU0405.20
- Birds mentioned

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Please phone in any rare sightings so they
may be shared via the DAB telephone update
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Thank you, David
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HARRIS'S SPARROW
CINNAMON TEAL
YELLOW-THR. WARBLER
CLAY-COL. SPARROW
WHITE-EYED VIREO
Red-throated Loon
Horned Grebe
Green Heron
Wood Duck
Bufflehead
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Golden Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Sora
Semipalmated Plover
Willet
Semipalm. Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Dunlin
Short-b. Dowitcher
Red-necked Phalarope
Red-headed Wdpkr.
Cliff Swallow
Eastern Bluebird
Golden-wing. Warbler
Yellow-r. Warbler
Pine Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Ovenbird
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Grasshopper Sparrow
Bobolink
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole

- Transcript
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 05/20/2004
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs ([email protected])
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Transcriber: David F. Suggs

Thursday, May 20, 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 13 through May 20 from
the Niagara Frontier Region include HARRIS'S SPARROW,
CINNAMON TEAL, YELLOW-THR. WARBLER, CLAY-COL. SPARROW and
WHITE-EYED VIREO.

May 14 through 17, a very rare HARRIS'S SPARROW was reported
at a feeder at a home in West Seneca.

Also very rare, a male CINNAMON TEAL was found in the
Iroquois Refuge, May 14 and 15, at Cayuga Pool. At the area
between Cayuga Pool and Feeder Road, a female RED-NECKED
PHALAROPE, along with numbers of SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS,
SEMIPALM. SANDPIPERS, LEAST SANDPIPERS, DUNLIN and a single
SHORT-B. DOWITCHER.

Though warbler migration has begun to taper off, at least 24
warbler species were reported this week. The highlight was a
rare YELLOW-THR. WARBLER, May 16, at Fort Niagara State
Park, in the oaks on the east side of the park near Route
18F. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was also in the same oak trees with
the YELLOW-THR. WARBLER. BLACKPOLL WARBLERS, which pass
through on the trailing edge of migration, were widely
reported this week.

In Niagara County, May 16, two CLAY-COL. SPARROWS were
singing a field on Chew Road in the Town of Lewiston. From
the Wyoming County Town of Whethersfield, a WHITE-EYED
VIREO, which may be the first recorded in the county, has
been seen for three days on Pee Dee Road, just over two
miles east of the three-way intersection of Routes 98, 78
and Pee Dee Road.

Hawk migration is also tapering off, but at the Hamburg
Hawkwatch on May 14, a very rare May report of a GOLDEN
EAGLE, plus 2 BALD EAGLES, 6 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS and 27
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS. May 19, in the Town of Tonawanda, a
PEREGRINE FALCON was noted over Woodward Avenue near
Military Road.

The BOS May count was conducted on May 16. A 19 hour effort
in the western section of Orleans County and part of Genesee
County yielded 148 species, including a RED-THROATED LOON on
Lake Ontario and 20 warbler species in the section. The
eastern section of Niagara County, along Lake Ontario
between Route 78 and 63, reported 14 warbler species
including a GOLDEN-WING. WARBLER on Drake Settlement Road in
the Town of Newstead, a PINE WARBLER at Krull Park in
Olcott, and 10 shorebird species. High counts for the
section were 114 YELLOW-R. WARBLERS, 20 OVENBIRDS and 18
COMMON YELLOWTHROATS. New species for the section were
HORNED GREBE, BUFFLEHEAD, SORA, CLIFF SWALLOW and
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. Also on the lakeshore in Olcott, on May
15, 2 WILLETS.

Other reports this week - In Buffalo, SCARLET TANAGERS in
Delaware Park and at Forest Lawn. At Sinking Ponds in East
Aurora, a RED-HEADED WDPKR. among 68 species. And at Salt
and Keller Roads in Clarence, GREEN HERON, WOOD DUCK,
EASTERN BLUEBIRD, BOBOLINKS and EASTERN MEADOWLARK.

Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, May 27. 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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