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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, August 12, 2004

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 08/12/2004
* NYBU0408.12
- 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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AMERICAN AVOCET
FRANKLIN'S GULL
CATTLE EGRET
MERLIN
D.-crest. Cormorant
American Golden-Plove
Whimbrel
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Stilt Sandpiper
Little Gull
Northern Flicker
Cliff Swallow
Bl.-gr. Gnatcatcher

- Transcript
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 08/12/2004
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, August 12, 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 August 5 through August 12
from the Niagara Frontier Region include AMERICAN AVOCET,
FRANKLIN'S GULL, CATTLE EGRET and MERLIN.

From the Dunkirk Harbor in Chautauqua County, August 10, a
very rare species in record numbers - 13 AMERICAN AVOCETS at
the Main Street Beach. Apparently, AMERICAN AVOCETS have
become regular August visitors to Dunkirk Harbor in recent
years.

The Niagara County FRANKLIN'S GULL, first discovered August
2, was still present August 8, in the Town of Newfane, in
the flooded field to the south of Chestnut Road. Over 200
shorebirds of 10 species have been at this location
recently, including a STILT SANDPIPER on the 4th.

Shorebirds in Dunnville, Ontario, on August 7 included an
early DUNLIN at Rock Point, along with RUDDY TURNSTONE,
SANDERLING and a LITTLE GULL. And on Canal Bank Road, a
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER and 5 WHIMBRELS.

Also in Dunnville, the CATTLE EGRET was reported again on
the 7th, on King Road, east of Highway 3.

August 6, three MERLINS at the UB Main Street Campus, and a
fourth MERLIN nearly on Round Avenue in Buffalo.

Other reports this week - BL.-GR. GNATCATCHER at two
locations - Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo and Buckhorn
Island State Park on Grand Island. Also at Buckhorn, 6 D.-
CREST. CORMORANTS still on nests, CLIFF SWALLOW feeding
young in nests (on Grand Island bridge?), and NORTHERN
FLICKER with two young.

Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, August 19.
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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