WNY Dial-a-Bird 01 Aug 2002
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Thu Aug 1 19:22:04 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, August 1, 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 July 25 through August 1 from
the Niagara Frontier Region include shorebirds and GREAT
July 28, the BOS field trip to Rock Point Provincial Park in
Dunnville, Ontario, reported 11 shorebird species in the
park. Highlights were 2 STILT SANDPIPERS along with
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, KILLDEER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SPOTTED
SANDPIPER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER,
LEAST SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, and SHORT-B. DOWITCHER.
Shorebirds also continue at the Iroquois Refuge, in the
Cayuga Pool area along Feeder Road off Route 77. Species
included SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER
YELLOWLEGS, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER and
LEAST SANDPIPER. Also, up to 21 GREAT EGRETS have been
reported in the Cayuga Pool area. Nearby, on Meadville Road,
COMMON MOORHEN with young and on Bartel Road, a PILEATED
WOODPECKER. Two more GREAT EGRETS were reported in the creek
at Clinton and Harlem Roads in West Seneca.
Once again, please report any GREAT EGRETS with red bands on
their upper legs, and try to read the white letters on the
Other reports this week - 2 OSPREYS on Lake Ontario at
Sunset Beach in Carlton. A sub-adult BALD EAGLE stopped
briefly in a tree on Transit Road north of Route 400 in West
Seneca. A probable PEREGRINE FALCON on Carlton-Yates
Townline Road. In the Towns of Carlton and Yates, COOPER'S
HAWK, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, LEAST FLYCATCHER, HOODED WARBLER,
SCARLET TANAGER and INDIGO BUNTING. And in Buffalo, a ROSE-
BR. GROSBEAK on Woodbridge Avenue.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, August 8.
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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