WNY Dial-a-Bird 25 Apr 2002
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Thu Apr 25 18:40:16 EDT 2002
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Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet.com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Transcriber: David F. Suggs
Thursday, April 25, 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.
Cold weather during the week of April 18 through April 25
slowed migration in the Niagara Frontier Region, but the
pace will change quickly when the weather warms up.
Five warbler species were reported this week. Highlighted by
early YELLOW WARBLERS at two locations - April 20 at Sinking
Ponds in East Aurora and April 21 at Tifft Nature Preserve
in Buffalo. Other warblers were YELLOW-R. WARBLER, PINE
WARBLER, PALM WARBLER and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. There were 2
PINE WARBLERS reported at Goat Island in Niagara Falls,
along with CAROLINA WREN, RUBY-CR. KINGLET, BL.-GR.
GNATCATCHER, HERMIT THRUSH, BROWN THRASHER and WHITE-THR.
SPARROW. The NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at Tifft Nature
Preserve with AMERICAN BITTERN, GREEN HERON, BANK SWALLOW,
CAROLINA WREN, HOUSE WREN, WINTER WREN, RUBY-CR. KINGLET,
YELLOW-R. WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, EASTERN TOWHEE, SWAMP
SPARROW and WHITE-THR. SPARROW.
Gulls on the Niagara River this week included LITTLE GULL,
ICELAND GULL and GLAUCOUS GULL at Lewiston and Artpark.
Several hundred BROAD-WINGED HAWKS passed over the Hamburg
Hawkwatch in Lakeside Cemetery off Camp Road this week. On
the 24th, 7 raptor species included 10 OSPREY. Also at the
Hawkwatch, PURPLE FINCH in the woods and an EVENING GROSBEAK
The PEREGRINE FALCONS in downtown Buffalo have four eggs in
their nest on the Statler Building. One of the PEREGRINES is
often seen on the southwest corner of the Liberty Building,
seen from Court and Pearl Streets.
Other reports this week - a single BUFFLEHEAD on Como Lake
in Lancaster, and BARN SWALLOWS have returned to a nest site
on Three Rod Road in Alden.
There are two BOS field trips in the coming weeks. This
Sunday, April 28, a full day trip outside the region to the
Rochester area Braddock Bay Hawkwatch. Meet in the parking
lot at the Tanning Bed store at Main and Transit at 7 AM.
The following week, there will be trip at Tifft Nature
Preserve on Sunday, May 5. Meet at 7 AM in the Tifft parking
lot for a half day walk through the preserve. Visitors are
always welcome on BOS trips, which provide experienced
leadership and excellent opportunities to see migrant
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, May 2. 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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