[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 12 Aug 2004

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Aug 19 20:58:05 EDT 2004


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 08/12/2004
* NYBU0408.12
- Birds mentioned
  
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  AMERICAN AVOCET
  FRANKLIN'S GULL
  CATTLE EGRET
  MERLIN
  D.-crest. Cormorant
  American Golden-Plove
  Whimbrel
  Ruddy Turnstone
  Sanderling
  Dunlin
  Stilt Sandpiper
  Little Gull
  Northern Flicker
  Cliff Swallow
  Bl.-gr. Gnatcatcher

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             08/12/2004
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet.com)
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Transcriber:      David F. Suggs
  Website:          www.BOSBirding.org

  Thursday, August 12, 2004 

  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 August 5 through August 12 
  from the Niagara Frontier Region include AMERICAN AVOCET, 
  FRANKLIN'S GULL, CATTLE EGRET and MERLIN. 

  From the Dunkirk Harbor in Chautauqua County, August 10, a 
  very rare species in record numbers - 13 AMERICAN AVOCETS at 
  the Main Street Beach. Apparently, AMERICAN AVOCETS have 
  become regular August visitors to Dunkirk Harbor in recent 
  years. 

  The Niagara County FRANKLIN'S GULL, first discovered August 
  2, was still present August 8, in the Town of Newfane, in 
  the flooded field to the south of Chestnut Road. Over 200 
  shorebirds of 10 species have been at this location 
  recently, including a STILT SANDPIPER on the 4th. 

  Shorebirds in Dunnville, Ontario, on August 7 included an 
  early DUNLIN at Rock Point, along with RUDDY TURNSTONE, 
  SANDERLING and a LITTLE GULL. And on Canal Bank Road, a 
  AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER and 5 WHIMBRELS. 

  Also  in Dunnville, the CATTLE EGRET was reported again on 
  the 7th, on King Road, east of Highway 3. 

  August 6, three MERLINS at the UB Main Street Campus, and a 
  fourth MERLIN nearly on Round Avenue in Buffalo. 

  Other reports this week - BL.-GR. GNATCATCHER at two 
  locations - Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo and Buckhorn 
  Island State Park on Grand Island. Also at Buckhorn, 6 D.-
  CREST. CORMORANTS still on nests, CLIFF SWALLOW feeding 
  young in nests (on Grand Island bridge?), and NORTHERN 
  FLICKER with two young. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, August 19. 
  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. 

- End Transcript 




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