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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, July 15, 2004

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 07/15/2004
* NYBU0407.15
- Birds mentioned

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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
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YELLOW-THR. WARBLER
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
D.-crest. Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
Mute Swan
Cooper's Hawk
Lesser Yellowlegs
Upland Sandpiper
Semipalm. Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Bonaparte's Gull
Caspian Tern
Red-br. Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow-r. Warbler
Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Dark-eyed Junco

- Transcript
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 07/15/2004
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs ([email protected])
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Transcriber: David F. Suggs
Web site: www.BOSBirding.org

Thursday, July 15, 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 July 8 through July 15 from
the Niagara Frontier Region include YELLOW-THR. WARBLER and
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.

July 11, a male YELLOW-THR. WARBLER was discovered at
Chestnut Ridge Park, in Orchard Park. The warbler was
singing and seen on the west side of the park in the area of
picnic shelters 28 and 29, and was still present on the
13th. YELLOW-THR. WARBLER, at best a very rare spring
migrant, has have never been recorded in Erie County during
the summer season. In the Southern Tier, YELLOW-THR. WARBLER
has been found breeding this summer in Allegany State Park
and a few locations in Chautauqua County.

Also at Chestnut Ridge Park, RED-BR. NUTHATCH, BROWN
CREEPER, HERMIT THRUSH, YELLOW-R. WARBLER, BL.-THR. GREEN
WARB., BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, PINE WARBLER feeding young,
HOODED WARBLER, SCARLET TANAGER and DARK-EYED JUNCO feeding
young.

From Ontario this week, off the Lake Erie shore at Rock
Point Provincial Park in Dunnville, a very rare in summer,
adult male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was reported on July 14.
Along with 2500 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS, 7 LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER, 5 LEAST SANDPIPERS, a high count of 471
BONAPARTE'S GULLS and numbers of CASPIAN TERNS. In Fort
Erie, at Stone Mill Road, 9 MUTE SWANS and a GREAT EGRET.

Another GREAT EGRET was reported several days at the big
pond in Sheridan Park in Tonawanda, along with 2 GREAT BLUE
HERONS and a BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERON. A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was
present at least 2 days at Sheridan and River Road, also in
Tonawanda.

At Tillman Wildlife Management Area in Clarence, UPLAND
SANDPIPER continues on the landfill near the Tillman
perimeter trail. And COOPER'S HAWKS were reported to have
nested in a yard on Stephenson Blvd., in the residential
area of Eggertsville in Amherst.

Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, July 22.
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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