Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, July 8, 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
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, July 8, 2004
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Reports received June 24 through July 8 from the Niagara
Frontier Region -
In Allegany State Park, the previously reported pair of
YELLOW-THR. WARBLERS were noted again June 28, feeding young
in the Red House Area, where the road branches to the
Administration Building. Also at Allegany, ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER and PINE WARBLER.
June 27, a southbound WILLET was reported on Lake Ontario at
Port Weller, Ontario.
At the Batavia Waste Water Plant, June 26, highlights were 3
RING-NECKED DUCKS, 6 LESSER SCAUP and 98 RUDDY DUCKS.
During the past two weeks, at least 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS have
been reported at the Tillman Wildlife Management Area in
Clarence. They were in the landfill area to the south of the
Management area, viewed from the perimeter trail. Also at
Tillman, 3 or more GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS. Another GRASSHOPPER
SPARROW was reported in the Town of Lockport, on the east
side of Day Road, less than a mile south of Wheeler Road.
In the Cattaraugus County, July 4, through the Town of
Yorkshire, an impressive count of 5 to 8 CLAY-COL. SPARROWS.
In Ashford, a VESPER SPARROW, and along Route 219 in
Ellicottville, 8 pairs of BOBOLINKS four miles north of the
Village of Ellicottville.
From Chautauqua County, recent breeding Bird Atlas studies
in the Town of Ellington reported a total of 8 COMMON
RAVENS, including a family group of 5 at 28 Mile Creek Road.
On West Hill Road, RING-NECKED PHEASANT, "BREWSTER'S
WARBLER" and PRAIRIE WARBLER, and at the Cockainge Ski
Resort, a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO. Also in Ellington, a BL.-GR.
June 27 in the Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area, a SEDGE
WREN was still present on Bartel Road near Woods Marsh. A
RED-HEADED WDPKR. along the canal to the west of Meadville
Road, and 2 OSPREYS feeding young at a nest platform on
Also in the past two weeks - GREAT EGRET over Gunnville Road
in Lancaster. SCARLET TANAGER and EASTERN TOWHEE at Chestnut
Ridge Park. And in a yard on Danbury Drive in Cheektowaga,
CEDAR WAXWINGS were observed building a nest using fibers
pulled from a shredded clothesline.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, July 15.
Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may
report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and
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