Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, July 22, 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.-thr. Green Warb.
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 22, 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 15 through July 22 from
the Niagara Frontier Region include YELLOW-THR. WARBLER,
CLAY-COL. SPARROW, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, TENNESSEE WARBLER,
LITTLE GULL and shorebirds.
The YELLOW-THR. WARBLER, first discovered July 11 at
Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park, was still present and
singing on July 20, between picnic shelters 29 and 29A. Also
in the park, RED-BR. NUTHATCH and a pair of PINE WARBLERS
with a fledgling.
From the Alfred area of Allegany County, July 20, two or
more CLAY-COL. SPARROWS were reported at a traditional
location - the pine plantations on Pingrey Road in the Town
of Andover. The plantation is private property, but the
sparrows may be heard or seen from the roadside. Other
species in the plantation were BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, 6
YELLOW-R. WARBLERS, SAVANNAH SPARROW and GRASSHOPPER
In the area of another plantation on Jones Road in Andover,
a HENSLOW'S SPARROW was found in a field of red clover. And
in this plantation, MAGNOLIA WARBLER on nest and VESPER
SPARROW. At Foster Lake in Alfred, 2 COMMON RAVENS, plus
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, RED-BR. NUTHATCH, GOLDEN-CR. KINGLET,
VEERY, WHITE-THR. SPARROW and PURPLE FINCH. Also a migrant
or dispersing flock of warblers - NASHVILLE WARBLER, YELLOW-
R. WARBLER, BL.-THR. GREEN WARB., BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER and
July 18, a reported, nesting TENNESSEE WARBLER, on Graylee
Hill Road in the Cattaraugus County Town of South Valley,
near the Onoville Marina. In the 1988 New York State
Breeding Bird Atlas, TENNESSEE WARBLERS were only known to
nest in the Adirondacks.
July 20, at Rock Point Provincial Park in Dunnville,
Ontario, a rare in summer, second year LITTLE GULL was
reported among a flock of BONAPARTE'S GULLS.
Shorebirds are now beginning their southward migration. At
least 8 species were reported on the north shore of Lake
Erie in Ontario this week - KILLDEER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
SOLITARY SANDPIPER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, SANDERLING, SEMIPALM.
SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER and SHORT-B. DOWITCHER.
Shorebirds were also noted in the fields of the Lake Ontario
Plains - on Chestnut Road in Newfane - 13 KILLDEER, 4
GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 31 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SOLITARY SANDPIPER
and 6 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS.
Other reports this week - A pair of RED-HEADED WDPKRS. on
Kraft Road in Fort Erie. UPLAND SANDPIPER at the Tillman
Wildlife Management Area in Clarence. At Tifft Nature
Preserve in Buffalo, PIED-BILLED GREBE, BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERON,
GREEN HERON, GREAT EGRET, WOOD DUCK, COMMON MOORHEN, BL.-GR.
GNATCATCHER and EASTERN BLUEBIRD. At the Reinstein Preserve
in Cheektowaga, a BELTED KINGFISHER. And in Lancaster, on
Pleasentview Drive, a flock of over 20 BOBOLINKS.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, July 29.
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.