WNY Dial-a-Bird 07 Feb 2002
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Thu Feb 7 19:32:54 EST 2002
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Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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
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
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.
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