WNY Dial-a-Bird 11 Sep 2003
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Thu Sep 11 19:30:10 EDT 2003
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Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
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Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet.com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Transcriber: David F. Suggs
Thursday, September 11, 2003
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.
September 4 through September 11 was a generally quite week
for reports from the Niagara Frontier Region.
A total of 18 shorebird species were reported this week from
the Lake Erie shore of Ontario. 16 species at Fort Erie were
highlighted by a WESTERN SANDPIPER on September 7 at
Stonemill Point. At the Poth Road turf farms in Dunnville on
the 9th, 17 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and 29 AMERICAN GOLDEN-
Also in Ontario, MERLINS were noted at the turf farms and
along the shore at Fort Erie. Over 500 COMMON TERNS at Long
Beach in Wainfleet. At Rock Point Park, RED-BR. NUTHATCH.
And 11 MUTE SWANS and 5 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS at Stonemill Road.
September 7, on the beach at Beaver Island State Park on
Grand Island, one each of AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER and BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER, along with 10 CASPIAN TERNS.
September 9, in Wainfleet, Ontario, three or four WHIP-POOR-
WILLS and two EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS were calling at 9 PM
along Wilson Road.
The BOS field trip to Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo on
September 7 reported at least 50 species including a
PEREGRINE FALCON plus BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERON, COOPER'S HAWK and
eight warbler species - NASHVILLE WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER,
MAGNOLIA WARBLER, BL.-THR. BL. WARBLER, BL.-THR. GREEN
WARB., PINE WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART and WILSON'S WARBLER.
Plan ahead to attend the next BOS meeting on Wednesday,
September 24 at 7:30 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science. A
program will be presented on the birds of Polar Bear Park on
Hudson's Bay in Ontario, by Jean Iron, president of the
Ontario Field Ornithologists. The next BOS field trip will
be on Sunday, September 21, to the western Lake Ontario
Plains. Meet at 8 AM at the Tops Market on Center Street in
Lewiston. Visitors are always welcome at BOS meetings and on
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, September 18.
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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