Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, September 23, 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
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
[UPDATE - There will be a BOS field trip this Sunday,
September 26, to the western Lake Ontario plains. Meet at 8
AM at the Tops Market on Center Street in Lewiston. 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.
Reports from the Niagara Frontier Region, September 16
through September 23.
September 23, at the Erie Basin Marina in Buffalo, an early,
reported SNOW GOOSE with CANADA GEESE.
The first reports of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS this fall came from
Amherst, 5 over Sweethome High School on September 20, and 9
over Eggertsville on the 23Road.
A total of 17 or 18 warbler species were reported this week
from Amherst State Park, Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo,
the Lake Ontario shore, and Sinking Ponds in East Aurora. Of
note - a probable, and late, CERULEAN WARBLER on Lovers Lane
Road in the Town of Somerset, and an uncommon in fall CAPE
MAY WARBLER at Sinking Ponds.
Aside from warblers, fall migrants reported at several
locations were, YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, RED-
EYED VIREO, RED-BR. NUTHATCH, BROWN CREEPER, RUBY-CR.
KINGLET, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, HERMIT
THRUSH, WOOD THRUSH, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, WHITE-THR. SPARROW,
DARK-EYED JUNCO and ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK.
Also of interest, a SCARLET TANAGER visited a sunflower
feeder near the Lake Ontario shore in the Town of Wilson.
And, a RUBY-T. HUMMINGBIRD in a yard on Shirley Avenue in
Ten shorebird species at Rock Point Park and the Canal Bank
Road turf farms in Dunnville, Ontario, were highlighted by 6
BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS at Rock Point, plus an adult BALD EAGLE
near Canal Bank Road.
And from Olcott, it was reported that 2 EAGLES were present
and eating fish throughout the summer at Outing Park [?];
these would most likely be sub-adult BALD EAGLES.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, September 30.
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.