WNY Dial-a-Bird 19 Sep 2002
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Thu Sep 19 22:24:13 EDT 2002
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Amer. Golden Plover
Gr. Cr. Flycatcher
Cape May Warbler
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
Thursday, September 19, 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 September 12 through
September 19 from the Niagara Frontier Region include EARED
GREBE, warblers and MERLIN.
September 14, three EARED GREBES were reported at the
Batavia Waste Water Plant. Along with 37 BLUE-WINGED TEAL,
92 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 21 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, CANVASBACK, 6
RING-NECKED DUCKS, GREATER SCAUP, 290 RUDDY DUCKS, OSPREY,
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 20 LESSER
YELLOWLEGS, LEAST SANDPIPER, almost 1000 TREE SWALLOWS and 5
AMERICAN PIPITS. The Waste Water Plant is on Industrial
Blvd., off Route 33 in Batavia. Visitors must ask permission
at the office before entering the property.
September 19, at Goat Island in Niagara Falls, an early
morning fallout of over 70 warblers included at least 11
species highlighted by 15 CAPE MAY WARBLERS, plus a ROSE-BR.
September 15, a combined total of 22 warbler species were
reported at Goat Island and Tifft Nature Preserve in
Buffalo. Highlights at Goat Island were GOLDEN-WING.
WARBLER, ORANGE-CR. WARBLER, 3 NORTHERN PARULAS, YELLOW
WARBLER and BAY-BREASTED WARBLER. At Tifft, PINE WARBLER,
WILSON'S WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, a probable MOURNING
WARBLER and a fallout of a flock of 20 to 30 BLACKPOLL
Other migrants noted this week - at Fort Niagara State Park
in Porter, VEERY, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, SWAINSON'S THRUSH and
WOOD THRUSH. At Tifft, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, LEAST
FLYCATCHER, GR. CR. FLYCATCHER, WARBLING VIREO and RED-EYED
VIREO. And at several locations, WINTER WREN and
Much earlier than expected, a MERLIN returned to the winter
roost area on the University at Buffalo Main Street Campus
on September 8.
Reports from Buffalo this week - at Delaware Park, near
Rumsey Road, an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL mobbed by several
warbler species, BLACK-CAP. CHICKADEE, WHITE-BREASTED
NUTHATCH and SCARLET TANAGER. Also a RUBY-T. HUMMINGBIRD in
the park. And a BROWN THRASHER was in a yard on Woodbridge
Avenue for several days.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, September 26.
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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