WNY Dial-a-Bird 02 May 2002
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AUDUBON'S YELLOW-R. WARBLER
Great Blue Heron
L. Black-b. Gull
Gr. Cr. Flycatcher
Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
Bl. and w. Warbler
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, May 2, 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 25 through May 2 from
the Niagara Frontier Region include AUDUBON'S YELLOW-R.
WARBLER, EARED GREBE, WHITE-W. CROSSBILL and early migrants.
April 27, a very rare AUDUBON'S YELLOW-R. WARBLER was
reported at Goat Island in Niagara Falls. There appears to
be only one previous record of this western sub-species in
the BOS archives, an occurrence in late April of 1986. Also
at Niagara Falls, a PEREGRINE FALCON at Terrapin Point.
An EARED GREBE was reported April 26 on Lake Erie at
Morgan's Point in Wainfleet, Ontario. Three WHITE-W.
CROSSBILLS were at a thistle feeder two days this week, in a
yard on Lewis Road in South Wales. Also 6 PINE SISKINS at
Several early arrivals were reported April 25 at Tifft
Nature Preserve in Buffalo, ORANGE-CR. WARBLERS, LEAST
FLYCATCHER and WARBLING VIREO. Right on time was a GR. CR.
FLYCATCHER on the 27th at Tifft. May 2 at Forest Lawn in
Buffalo, 3 very early YELLOW-B. FLYCATCHERS.
First reports this week included SORA and SOLITARY SANDPIPER
at Sinking Ponds in East Aurora. SPOTTED SANDPIPER, BL.-THR.
BL. and BL.-THR. GREEN WARB. at Forest Lawn. 5 BOBOLINKS on
Old Lake Shore Road at Sunset Beach [Lake Erie or Ontario?].
ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK at a feeder in East Concord. And WOOD
THRUSH, BL. AND W. WARBLER and WHITE-CR. SPARROW at several
April 30, a good find away from the Niagara River, a L.
BLACK-B. GULL in Somerset on Lower Lake Road near Burgess
Road, along with 6 CASPIAN TERNS. Also in the Lake Ontario
Plains, 2 BLUE-WINGED TEALS, 3 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 16
GREATER YELLOWLEGS and 56 LESSER YELLOWLEGS at Countyline
Road in Yates.
At the Motor Island heronry in the Niagara River between
Grand Island and Tonawanda, 12 GREAT EGRETS included 6 on
nests, 41 GREAT BLUE HERONS with 16 on nests and 4 young
walking about, a high count of 68 BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS and
several hundred D.-CREST. CORMORANTS.
May 1 at the Hamburg Hawkwatch in Lakeside Cemetery on Camp
Road, 43 TURKEY VULTURES, 4 OSPREYS, 2 BALD EAGLES, NORTHERN
HARRIER, 15 SHARP-SH. HAWKS, 3 COOPER'S HAWKS, 2 RED-
SHOULDERED HAWKS, 139 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 28 RED-TAILED
HAWKS, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 2 AMERICAN KESTRELS and a MERLIN.
And finally, from Lakeview in Hamburg, a flock of over 20
There will be a BOS field trip to Tifft Nature Preserve on
Sunday, May 5. Meet at 7AM in the parking lot for a half-day
walk through the preserve. This trip has great potential if
the weather cooperates with a warm front from the south.
Visitors are always welcome on BOS trips.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, May 9. 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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