Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, September 9, 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
Gr. Cr. Flycatcher
Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
Bl. and w. Warbler
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, September 9, 2004
[Update - This Sunday, September 12, there will be a BOS
field trip to Tifft Nature Preserve and Times Beach in
Buffalo. Meet at 7 AM in the Tifft parking lot for a half-
day hike thorough the two preserves. Visitors are always
welcome on BOS field trips.]
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 September 2 through September
9 from the Niagara Frontier Region include shorebirds, EARED
GREBES and warblers.
Rock Point Provincial Park in Dunnville, Ontario, continues
to provide the highlights of shorebird reports. 17 species
this week included BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE,
RED KNOT, SANDERLING, a juvenile WESTERN SANDPIPER, WHITE-R.
SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, DUNLIN and STILT SANDPIPER.
Also, one or two LITTLE GULLS are still in the park, and
over 700 COMMON TERNS were noted feeding offshore. Nearby at
the Poth Road turf farms, up to 59 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and
a BALD EAGLE.
In Niagara County, September 5, a WHIMBREL was reported
along Route 18 near the Wilson-Porter townline.
As reported last week, three EARED GREBES, September 2, on
the ponds at the Batavia Waste Water Plant, along with over
300 RUDDY DUCKS.
16 warbler species were reported Amherst State Park this
week, including an early, reported, ORANGE-CR. WARBLER, plus
TENNESSEE WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER,
CHESTNUT-S. WARBLER, BL.-THR. BL. WARBLER, BL.-THR. GREEN
WARB., BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED
WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, BL. AND W. WARBLER, AMERICAN
REDSTART, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT and WILSON'S WARBLER. Also
at Amherst State Park, EASTERN PHOEBE, GR. CR. FLYCATCHER,
RED-EYED VIREO, BROWN CREEPER, HOUSE WREN, BL.-GR.
GNATCATCHER, EASTERN TOWHEE and ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK.
At Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park, families of BL.-THR.
GREEN WARB., and HOODED WARBLERS, plus local BROAD-WINGED
HAWK and YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER.
After midnight, September 8, hundreds of migrating THRUSHES
were heard calling over the University District in Buffalo.
And, September 3, an unexpected NORTHERN HARRIER passed
through the Hamlin Park playground in East Aurora.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, September 16.
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.