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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, September 2, 2004

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 09/02/2004
* NYBU0409.02
- Birds mentioned

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LARK SPARROW
WESTERN-type KINGBIRD
LONG-TAILED JAEGER
EARED GREBE
AMERICAN AVOCET
BUFF-BR. SANDPIPER
D.-crest. Cormorant
American Bittern
Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
Green-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
American Wigeon
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Osprey
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plove
Whimbrel
Red Knot
Western Sandpiper
White-r. Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe
Little Gull
Red-headed Wdpkr.

- Transcript
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 09/02/2004
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, September 2, 2004

[The first BOS meeting of the season will be on Wednesday,
September 8, at 7:30 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Members are invited to present their slides and summer
birding experiences, and visitors are always welcome.]

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 26 through September 2
from the Niagara Frontier Region include LARK SPARROW,
WESTERN-type KINGBIRD, LONG-TAILED JAEGER, EARED GREBE,
AMERICAN AVOCET and BUFF-BR. SANDPIPER.

On the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario, August 29, an immature
LARK SPARROW was reported on the beach at Rock Point Park in
Dunnville. There have been no additional reports of the this
exceptionally rare species. In the BOS archives, there
appear to be only four records of LARK SPARROW in 65 years.

August 28, in the Erie County Town of Eden, an apparent
western species of KINGBIRD, possibly a WESTERN KINGBIRD,
was reported around the corn fields near 2776 Bauer Road.

On Lake Ontario, August 30, 2 LONG-TAILED JAEGERS were noted
flying past Sunset Island in Wilson Harbor. The same date,
east of the of the Niagara Frontier, 34 PARASITIC JAEGERS
were counted at Hamlin Beach State Park. Also moving on Lake
Ontario this week - several hundred D.-CREST. CORMORANTS, 25
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, an early BLACK SCOTER and a LITTLE
GULL.

As in previous years, EARED GREBES have again been found at
the Batavia Waste Water Plant. August 28, 3 EARED GREBES
along with AMERICAN WIGEON, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN
SHOVELER, NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, RING-NECKED
DUCK and LESSER SCAUP. Also at the plant, 7 GREAT EGRETS and
six shorebird species highlighted by 9 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS.
The water treatment plant is on Industrial Blvd., off
Genesee Street, east of Batavia. Visitors must ask
permission to enter the facility at the office inside the
gate.

The highlight of shorebirds this week was the second report
this month of AMERICAN AVOCETS in Dunkirk Harbor - five on
the 31st.

At least 22 shorebird species were reported on the north
shore of Lake Erie in Ontario on August 29. At the Canal
Bank Road turf farms in Dunnville, a single BUFF-BR.
SANDPIPER with 40 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 10 AMERICAN GOLDEN-
PLOVERS, WHIMBREL and 11 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS. 15 species at
Rock Point included a WESTERN SANDPIPER plus 3 RED KNOTS,
WHITE-R. SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and STILT SANDPIPER.
At Grabel Point in Wainfleet, another good count of 8
BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS. And back in the Town of Newfane, along
Chestnut Road, 31 WILSON'S SNIPE among 11 shorebird species.

Other reports this week - In West Seneca, an OSPREY over the
Buffalo River. At a feeder in Hamburg, RED-HEADED WDPKR. And
at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERON and
AMERICAN BITTERN.

Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, September 9.
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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