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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, June 24, 2004

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* mm/dd/2004
* NYBU04mm.dd
- 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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COMMON LOON
YELLOW-THR. WARBLER
Pied-billed Grebe
Wood Duck
Hooded Merganser
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Ruby-t. Hummingbird
Yellow-b. Sapsucker
Acadian Flycatcher
Cliff Swallow
Common Raven
Red-br. Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Golden-cr. Kinglet
Veery
Wood Thrush
Magnolia Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
La. Waterthrush
Canada Warbler
Rose-br. Grosbeak
Grasshopper Sparrow
White-thr. Sparrow
Red Crossbill

- Transcript
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: mm/dd/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, June 24, 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.

A COMMON LOON and breeding birds were the highlights of
reports received June 17 through June 24 from the Niagara
Frontier Region.

On the Niagara River in Buffalo, June 21 and 22, an adult
COMMON LOON was found on the Black Rock Canal at the
International Railroad Bridge. The loon also was seen up at
the Black Rock Lock.

At Allegany State Park in Cattaraugus County, June 21, a
nesting YELLOW-THR. WARBLER was discovered in the Red House
area. The nest was in a Red Pine, and may be the first time
in 20 years that YELLOW-THR. WARBLERS have nested in the
region.

Also in Cattaraugus County, a hike along the Allegany River
and parts of the Finger Lakes Trail west of Salamanca
produced 14 warbler species including CERULEAN WARBLER, LA.
WATERTHRUSH and CANADA WARBLER, plus BALD EAGLE, RED-
SHOULDERED HAWK, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, and
at a feeder on Saw Mill Run, at least 15 RUBY-T.
HUMMINGBIRDS.

A Breeding Bird Survey Route through northeastern Allegany
County this week reported 74 species including 11 warbler
species. Highlights were WILSON'S SNIPE in the Town of
Burns, a total of 7 COMMON RAVENS at three locations, and in
the Town of Almond, several each of GOLDEN-CR. KINGLET and
WHITE-THR. SPARROW, plus a single RED CROSSBILL.

Also in Allegany County this week, a female AMERICAN
WOODCOCK with four young, crossing Pingrey Road in the Town
of Alfred.

From Niagara County, Breeding Bird Atlas work in the Town of
Newfane reported a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW on Chestnut Street,
just east of Coomer Road, and on Johnson Creek, in Hartland,
a WOOD DUCK, with nine young.

June 19, the BOS field trip to Carlton Hill Multiple Use
Area in Wyoming County reported 64 species including
MAGNOLIA WARBLER and LA. WATERTHRUSH among 12 warbler
species, plus RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER,
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, WINTER WREN, VEERY, WOOD THRUSH and
ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK.

In Erie County, a similar set of species at Shale Creek
Preserve in the Town of Boston - YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER, 4
ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS, WINTER WREN, MAGNOLIA WARBLER and LA.
WATERTHRUSH. At feeder on Deer Trail in Cheektowaga, an
adult RED-BR. NUTHATCH with three young. And at the Tillman
Area in Clarence, 2 or 3 unexpected CLIFF SWALLOWS, plus
PIED-BILLED GREBE with three young and two broods of HOODED
MERGANSERS.

Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, July 1. 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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