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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
Friday, July 30, 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 22 through July 29 from
the Niagara Frontier Region include CATTLE EGRET, MERLIN,
YELLOW-THR. WARBLER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE and L. BLACK-B.
July 22, a CATTLE EGRET was discovered to the east of Rock
Point Provincial Park in Dunnville, Ontario. The egret has
been reported at several locations in Dunnville, most
recently July 28, on the west side of King Road, betwee
Rymer and Regional Road 3.
The evening of July 29, one MERLIN was found at the
Unviersity at Buffalo Main Street Campus.
July 28, the YELLOW-THR. WARBLER was still present at
Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park. It was observed for
over two hours in the area of picinic shelter 29, as it
moved between the pines and an apple tree.
Eleven shorebird species have been reported in the Niagara
County Town of Newfane, on the south side of chestnut Road,
just east of Coomer Road. The highlight was a juvenile
WILSON'S PHALAROPE, reported on the 27th and 28th. Other
shorebirds at this location - SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, KILLDEER,
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER,
SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER,
SHORT-B. DOWITCHER and WILSON'S SNIPE, plus a BONAPARTE'S
GULL among the RING-BILLED GULLS.
From Lake Ontario, July 24, a L. BLACK-B. GULL was reported
in the Town of Wilson, on the pier at Route 425, along with
11 CASPIAN TERNS.
Also in the Lake Ontario Plains this week, RED-HEADED WDPKR.
on Wilson-Burt Road east of the Wilson-Newfane line,
CAROLINA WREN on Wicks Road in Newfne, MARSH WREN on Quaker
Road at the Hartland-Royalton line, and an adult and young
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW in a cut wheat field on Pearson Road in
July 24, at the Tillman Wildlife Management Area in
Clarence, a good count of 5 UPLAND SANDPIPERS, plus 3
AMERICAN KESTRELS, RED-BELLIED WDPKR., NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD,
CEDAR WAXWING, numerous SAVANNAH SPARROW, 3 GRASSHOPPER
SPARROWS, 10 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS and a BALTIMORE ORIOLE.
And from a yard in Williamsville this week, GR. CR.
FLYCATCHER, YELLOW WARBLER and PURPLE FINCH.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Wednesday evening, August 4.
Please call in your sightings by noon Wednesday. You may
report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and
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