Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, September 16, 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
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Thank you, David
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 16, 2004
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Highlights of reports received September 9 through September
16 from the Niagara Frontier Region include BUFF-BR.
SANDPIPER, PARASITIC JAEGER, and warblers.
On the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario, September 12, a dozen
shorebird species were reported at the Canal Bank Road turf
farm in Dunnville, highlighted by two BUFF-BR. SANDPIPERS
among 15 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 5 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS,
and numbers of SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, KILLDEER, LESSER
YELLOWLEGS, SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER, WHITE-R. SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER and STILT SANDPIPER, plus an
unexpected RUDDY TURNSTONE, away from the lake shore.
Nearby at Rock Point Park, just 7 shorebird species plus a
MERLIN, WINTER WREN, BL.-THR. BL. WARBLER, BL.-THR. GREEN
WARB., PINE WARBLER and YELLOW WARBLER. And, at Grabel Point
in Wainfleet, 24 SANDERLINGS.
September 10, on Lake Ontario, three PARASITIC JAEGERS
passed Sunset Island in Wilson Harbor along with 3 COMMON
LOONS, LESSER SCAUP, 12 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and over 60
At Amherst State Park this week, 15 warbler species were
highlighted by a GOLDEN-WING. WARBLER on the 14th and 15th,
on the west side of Ellicott Creek, north of the old bridge.
Other warblers were NASHVILLE WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA,
YELLOW WARBLER, CHESTNUT-S. WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, BL.-
THR. BL. WARBLER, BL.-THR. GREEN WARB., BAY-BREASTED
WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, BL. AND W. WARBLER, AMERICAN
REDSTART, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, WILSON'S WARBLER and CANADA
WARBLER. Also in the park, OLIVE-S. FLYCATCHER, WARBLING
VIREO, RED-EYED VIREO, HOUSE WREN, WINTER WREN, SWAINSON'S
THRUSH and ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK.
WARBLING VIREO was also noted September 15, on Bishop Road
in the Town of Newstead. Also on the 15th, 923 D.-CREST.
CORMORANTS were counted on the electric towers off Buckhorn
Island, on Grand Island.
Other reports this week - At Sinking Ponds in East Aurora,
40 species included PILEATED WOODPECKER, WINTER WREN and
numerous RED-BELLIED WDPKRS and NORTHERN FLICKERS. In
Buffalo, a WILSON'S WARBLER was reported two days on
Minnesota Avenue. And at Cayuga Pool in the Iroquois Refuge,
PIED-BILLED GREBE, 2 GREAT EGRETS and 3 BALD EAGLES.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, September 23.
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.