Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, June 17, 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
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, June 17, 2004
[Update - There will be a BOS field trip on Saturday, June
19, to the Carlton Hill Multiple Use Area in Wyoming County.
Meet at 7:30 AM at the Alexander Post Office parking lot on
Route 98, just south of Route 20, or Broadway. Bring boots,
water, and a snack or lunch. Expect a moderate length
hike. Visitors are always welcome on BOS field trips.]
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Highlights of reports received June 3 through June 17 from
the Niagara Frontier Region include SCISSOR-T. FLYCATCHER,
KENTUCKY WARBLER, YELLOW-THR. WARBLER, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER,
SEDGE WREN and PINE SISKIN.
The Dial-a-Bird system was out of order for about a week,
apologies to anyone who may have left a message that was
deleted during this time.
In the Town of Hamburg, the evening of June 7, a SCISSOR-T.
FLYCATCHER was briefly observed at the soccer fields on
Lakeview Avenue, near the abandoned Nike Base. The
flycatcher flew off and was not relocated. There are just
two previous records of SCISSOR-T. FLYCATCHER in the BOS
archives; one in late May, the other early June.
During the first weekend in June, 20 warbler species and 6
flycatcher species were reported at Allegany State Park. The
Red House area of the park produced two rare warblers - June
3, a KENTUCKY WARBLER, on the McIntosh Trail near cabin 11,
and June 6 and 7, a YELLOW-THR. WARBLER, near the
administration building and opposite of the McIntosh Trail
Also at Allegany State Park, on the Wolf Run hiking loop, 7
NORTHERN PARULAS, PINE WARBLER, a pair of PRAIRIE WARBLERS,
5 CERULEAN WARBLERS, BL. AND W. WARBLER and LA. WATERTHRUSH,
plus ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and SWAINSON'S THRUSH.
In the Iroquois Refuge and Tonawanda Wildlife Management
Area, PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were reported recently along
Sour Springs Road, a good distance from the bridge, and
along the Feeder Canal west of Meadville Road. A SEDGE WREN
has also been residing in the Tonawanda Area, on Bartel
Road, at the edge of the Wood Marsh dike. Also in the areas,
at Cayuga Pool, PIED-BILLED GREBE, 9 AMERICAN COOTS and 3
BLACK TERNS. A RED-BR. MERGANSER at a Route 77 overlook, and
another BLACK TERN in the Tonawanda Area.
PINE SISKINS, generally rare in the summer months, were
reported twice this week. Five at a feeder in a yard in East
Aurora, and 1 or 2 PINE SISKINS were among 78 species found
during breeding bird atlas work along Route 83 in the Town
of Cherry Creek in Chautauqua County.
Another good breeding bird report from Chautauqua County - a
WHITE-EYED VIREO at a nest with eggs on the property of the
Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown.
In the City of Buffalo, 2 fledged PEREGRINE FALCONS were
around the nest box on the Statler Building, and 2 CLIFF
SWALLOWS at the Peace Bridge.
And, the monthly census at Sinking Ponds in East Aurora
reported 47 species including VIRGINIA RAIL, CAROLINA WREN,
EASTERN BLUEBIRD, WOOD THRUSH, WARBLING VIREO, YELLOW
WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT and HOODED
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, June 24.
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.