WNY Dial-a-Bird 07 Feb 2002

D Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Feb 7 19:32:54 EST 2002


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 02/07/2002
* NYBU0202.07
- 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 dfsuggs at localnet.com.
  Thank you, David
  
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  TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE
  SMITH'S LONGSPUR
  Greater Scaup
  White-winged Scoter
  Northern Harrier
  Rough-legged Hawk
  California Gull
  Snowy Owl
  Short-eared Owl
  Red-bellied Wdpkr.
  Pileated Woodpecker
  Northern Shrike
  Hermit Thrush
  White-w. Crossbill

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             02/07/2002
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet.com)
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Transcriber:      David F. Suggs
  Announcer:        Debra B. Suggs

  Thursday, February 7, 2002 

  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 January 31 through February 7 
  from the Niagara Frontier Region include TOWNSEND'S 
  SOLITAIRE and outside the region - SMITH'S LONGSPUR. 

  At Bond Lake County Park in the Town of Lewiston, the 
  TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE is still being seen along the dirt road 
  that runs south of Dickersonville Road, east of Blacknose 
  Spring Road. 

  In Ontario, just beyond the western boundary of the BOS 
  study area on the Niagara Peninsula, one or more SMITH'S 
  LONGSPURS have been found in Hagersville. SMITH'S LONGSPUR 
  has never been recorded in the BOS area, and this is likely 
  the nearest one has ever been to the region. This would be a 
  good time to search for a SMITH'S LONGSPUR anywhere on the 
  peninsula. The sightings in Hagersville were along the 2nd 
  and 3rd Concession Roads off Highway 6. Check the update for 
  further directions. 

  During the month of January, a trio of local birders 
  compiled a tremendous field list of at least 128 species in 
  the BOS area. Some very rare and unexpected species for 
  January were found - SANDHILL CRANE, KILLDEER, COMMON SNIPE, 
  LAUGHING GULL, BLACK-HEADED GULL, FORSTER'S TERN, TOWNSEND'S 
  SOLITAIRE and AMERICAN PIPIT. 

  In the Lake Ontario Plains this week, at Four Mile Creek 
  State Park in the Town of Porter, HERMIT THRUSH along 
  Woodcliff Drive and over 500 GREATER SCAUP and 34 WHITE-
  WINGED SCOTERS on the lake. Also in Porter, SNOWY OWL on a 
  barn at Porter Center Road and Route 18, and 3 SHORT-EARED 
  OWLS and 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS along Dickersonville Road south 
  of Route 18. NORTHERN SHRIKE remains along Route 18 in 
  Somerset and on Marshall Road in Yates, a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK. 

  On the Niagara River, a CALIFORNIA GULL continues to be seen 
  from the Beck Overlook in Ontario. 

  In the Wyoming County Town of Orangeville, 6 WHITE-W. 
  CROSSBILLS have been at a feeder on Orangeville Center Road 
  since December. And from the Town of Evans, a RED-BELLIED 
  WDPKR. recently joined a PILEATED WOODPECKER that has been 
  present for several months at a feeder on Derby Road. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, February 14. 
  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. 

- End Transcript
D Suggs <dfsuggs at localnet.com>



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