Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, May 27, 2004
* New York
- Birds mentioned
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Thank you, David
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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Compiler: David F. Suggs ([email protected])
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Transcriber: David F. Suggs
Thursday, May 27, 2004
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Highlights of reports received May 20 through May 27 from
the Niagara Frontier Region include a possible RUFOUS
HUMMINGBIRD, TRICOLORED HERON, AMER. WHITE PELICAN, CATTLE
EGRET, WHIMBRELS and WILSON'S PHALAROPES.
From Glenwood, in the Town of Colden, May 22, a possible
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was briefly observed with RUBY-T.
HUMMINGBIRDS at a feeder outside a kitchen window. This
hummingbird has not been seen again. Also in the yard, a
SORA and a RED-HEADED WDPKR.
Two good finds on the north shore of Lake Erie at Rock Point
Provincial Park in Dunnville, Ontario. A very rare
TRICOLORED HERON May 22, on the shore at the east boundary
of the park. May 23, the heron was not found, but an AMER.
WHITE PELICAN was seen offshore on Rockhouse Island. Also at
Rock Point, at least 13 warbler species, SWAINSON'S THRUSH
and two or more ORCHARD ORIOLES. Other ORCHARD ORIOLES were
reported at the Smithville lagoons in Ontario, and on the
Lake Ontario shore of New York at Fort Niagara and Golden
Hill State Parks.
May 21, at the Iroquois Refuge, a rare CATTLE EGRET was seen
from Route 77, between Cayuga Pool and the Feeder Road.
Several CERULEAN WARBLERS were noted around the Sour Springs
Road bridge, and a SCARLET TANAGER on the Kanyoo Trail.
Late May is the typical period for WHIMBRELS to pass through
the region. 57 were reported on the Lake Erie shore at Stone
Mill Road in Fort Erie, Ontario. On the Niagara River, 16 on
the beach at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island, and 2
to 3 WHIMBRELS at several locations on the north shore of
Two locations for WILSON'S PHALAROPES this week. Two males
on Hulbert Road in the Niagara County Town of Wilson, and
pair of WILSON'S PHALAROPES at the Smithville lagoons, along
with 7 RUDDY DUCKS and a BLACK TERN.
Warbler migration seemed to be fading from the reports
received last week, but this week, there were still over 19
warbler species reported. Singing BLACKPOLL WARBLERS were
again widely reported. At Amherst State Park, 16 warbler
species included NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, MOURNING WARBLER,
WILSON'S WARBLER, and CANADA WARBLER, plus a pair of SHARP-
SH. HAWKS, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, 4 or
more YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS around the bridge, and GRAY-
Other reports this week - a GREAT HORNED OWL mobbed by crows
on Burke Drive in Buffalo. Two COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were noted
after a three year absence over the Kohler Road baseball
diamond in Tonawanda. Another COMMON NIGHTHAWK over
Lancaster, and an unexpected NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at the
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, June 3. Please
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