WNY Dial-a-Bird 28 Apr 2002

D Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Apr 18 22:06:06 EDT 2002


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/18/2002
* NYBU0204.18
- Birds mentioned

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  Please phone in any rare sightings so they 
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  BLACK-HEADED GULL
  BROAD-WINGED HAWK
  COMMON NIGHTHAWK
  EUROPEAN GOLDFINCH
  Red-necked Grebe
  Great Blue Heron
  Snow Goose
  Trumpeter Swan
  Tundra Swan
  Surf Scoter
  Wild Turkey
  Dunlin
  Caspian Tern
  Barred Owl
  Red-headed Wdpkr.
  Yellow-b. Sapsucker
  Eastern Phoebe
  Blue-headed Vireo
  N. Rough-w. Swallow
  Barn Swallow
  Brown Creeper
  Golden-cr. Kinglet
  Ruby-cr. Kinglet
  Bl.-gr. Gnatcatcher
  Gray-cheeked Thrush
  Swainson's Thrush
  Hermit Thrush
  Gray Catbird
  Brown Thrasher
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Pine Warbler
  Palm Warbler
  La. Waterthrush
  Eastern Towhee
  Chipping Sparrow
  Field Sparrow
  Vesper Sparrow
  Savannah Sparrow
  Fox Sparrow
  Lincoln's Sparrow
  Swamp Sparrow
  Purple Finch
  Common Redpoll
  Pine Siskin

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             04/18/2002
  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

  Thursday, April 18, 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 April 11 through April 18 
  from the Niagara Frontier Region include BLACK-HEADED GULL, 
  BROAD-WINGED HAWK, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, spring migrants and BOS 
  April Count reports. 

  From the Niagara River, April 14, a BLACK-HEADED GULL was 
  seen from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, as it flew out to 
  Lake Ontario in the evening. BLACK-HEADED GULL was also 
  found April 15 on the river off Queenston, Ontario. 

  April 12, the first BROAD-WINGED HAWK of the season was 
  recorded at the Hamburg Hawkwatch in Lakeside Cemetery off 
  Camp Road. Other highlights were a MERLIN and 80 SHARP-SH. 
  HAWKS. 

  In Buffalo, April 15, a very early COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen 
  over Chapin Parkway. Also early was a reported GRAY-CHEEKED 
  THRUSH at the Buffalo City Court Building on April 17. A 
  probable SWAINSON'S THRUSH was at the same location on the 
  15th. And a slightly early BLUE-HEADED VIREO on the 14th in 
  Niagara County. 

  From Amherst, the most unexpected bird of the week was a 
  EUROPEAN GOLDFINCH at a feeder on Roycroft Blvd. in Snyder. 
  This species is usually considered an escape from captivity. 
  Another surprise was a pair of SURF SCOTERS at the Tonawanda 
  Wildlife Management Area on April 16. 

  A widespread influx of migrants this week was highlighted by 
  reports of abundant RUBY-CR. KINGLETS and GOLDEN-CR. 
  KINGLETS, including dozens and dozens in Allegany State 
  Park. Other species widely reported this week - CASPIAN 
  TERN, YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER, BROWN CREEPER, EASTERN PHOEBE, 
  HERMIT THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD, BROWN THRASHER, EASTERN TOWHEE, 
  CHIPPING SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW, VESPER SPARROW, SAVANNAH 
  SPARROW, FOX SPARROW and SWAMP SPARROW. A few of the first 
  migrant warblers - YELLOW-R. WARBLER, PINE WARBLER and PALM 
  WARBLER at several locations, plus LA. WATERTHRUSH in 
  Allegany State Park. Also, BL.-GR. GNATCATCHER at Golden 
  Hill in Somerset, LINCOLN'S SPARROW at Tifft Nature Preserve 
  in Buffalo and a pair of PURPLE FINCHES in Hamburg. Outside 
  the region, a very rare Townsend's Warbler, a species never 
  recorded in the BOS region, was found April 13 at Braddock's 
  Bay near Rochester. 

  The BOS April Count on the 14th coincided nicely with the 
  arriving migrants. Three sections in the Lake Ontario Plains 
  reported 72, 95 and 98 species for the day. Highlights 
  included RED-NECKED GREBES, SNOW GEESE, an immature 
  TRUMPETER SWAN at Six Mile Creek Marsh in Porter, TUNDRA 
  SWAN, DUNLINS, RED-HEADED WDPKRS., N. ROUGH-W. SWALLOWS, 
  BARN SWALLOWS and PINE SISKINS. 

  Other reports this week - 21 GREAT BLUE HERONS on nests 
  along Route 63 in the Iroquois Refuge. A brief visit by a 
  TRUMPETER SWAN at Sinking Ponds in East Aurora. On Lewis 
  Road in South Wales, BARRED OWL calling and COMMON REDPOLL 
  still at a feeder. And at Beaver Island State Park, 7 WILD 
  TURKEYS. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, April 25. 
  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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