[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 19 Aug 2004

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Aug 19 20:59:35 EDT 2004


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 08/19/2004
* NYBU0408.19
- Birds mentioned
  
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  CURLEW SANDPIPER
  WESTERN SANDPIPER
  WHIP-POOR-WILL
  FRANKLIN'S GULL
  Great Egret
  Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
  Green-winged Teal
  American Black Duck
  Blue-winged Teal
  Osprey
  Black-bellied Plover
  Semipalmated Plover
  Killdeer
  Greater Yellowlegs
  Lesser Yellowlegs
  Solitary Sandpiper
  Spotted Sandpiper
  Upland Sandpiper
  Ruddy Turnstone
  Sanderling
  Semipalm. Sandpiper
  Least Sandpiper
  White-r. Sandpiper
  Pectoral Sandpiper
  Dunlin
  Wilson's Snipe
  Caspian Tern
  Common Nighthawk
  Red-headed Wdpkr.
  Cliff Swallow
  Yellow Warbler
  Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
  Bl. and w. Warbler
  Canada Warbler
  Scarlet Tanager

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             08/19/2004
  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 19, 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 12 through August 19 
  from the Niagara Frontier Region include CURLEW SANDPIPER, 
  WESTERN SANDPIPER, WHIP-POOR-WILL and FRANKLIN'S GULL. 

  From the Lake Erie shore of Ontario, August 16, at Rock 
  Point Provincial Park in Dunnville, an exceptionally rare 
  CURLEW SANDPIPER was found to the east of the wooden 
  observation deck. Extensive searching on the 17th did not 
  re-locate the bird. There are only four previous records of 
  CURLEW SANDPIPER in the BOS archives. Also at Rock Point, 3 
  DUNLIN and on private property to the west of the park, a 
  juvenile WESTERN SANDPIPER. 

  At dusk on August 17, along Wilson Road in the Town of 
  Wainfleet, Ontario, four calling WHIP-POOR-WILLS. 

  In Fort Erie, Ontario, good shoreline conditions - low water 
  and large algae mats, attracted 11 shorebird species this 
  week. The highlight was a WHITE-R. SANDPIPER at Buffalo 
  Road. Also, 2 GREAT EGRETS at Buffalo Road, 5 BL.-CR. NIGHT-
  HERONS at Jaeger Rocks, RED-HEADED WDPKRS. and CLIFF 
  SWALLOWS at Crystal Beach and Bertie Bay, and a third RED-
  HEADED WDPKR. at Kraft Road. 

  August 18, the FRANKLIN'S GULL was still present in the 
  Niagara County Town of Newfane, in the southeast corner of 
  the flooded field on the south side of Chestnut Road between 
  Ewing and Coomer Roads. It was reported that the  gull is 
  molting it's flight feathers and may linger at this 
  location. 

  Eleven shorebirds at the Chestnut Road location were BLACK-
  BELLIED PLOVER, 3 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 50 KILLDEER, 5 
  GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 40 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 SOLITARY 
  SANDPIPERS, 3 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, 10 SEMIPALM. SANDPIPERS, 6 
  LEAST SANDPIPER, 60 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and a 9 WILSON'S 
  SNIPE. Also, 2 AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS, 2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL and 
  16 GREEN-WINGED TEAL. 

  Recent shorebirds on the Lake Erie shore in Chautauqua 
  County included RUDDY TURNSTONES and SANDERLINGS at Dunkirk 
  Harbor. Just north of Dunkirk, at Wright Beach, 8 
  SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, plus RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, 
  SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER and LEAST SANDPIPER. At the Dunkirk 
  Airport, 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS. 

  UPLAND SANDPIPER was also heard calling overhead, after 
  midnight on August 17, over Shirley Avenue in Buffalo. 

  August 14, 55 species on the monthly census at Sinking Ponds 
  in East Aurora were highlighted by OSPREY, CASPIAN TERN, 
  CANADA WARBLER and SCARLET TANAGER. 

  Other reports this week - 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS over the Town 
  of Elma. In a Williamsville yard - YELLOW WARBLER, BL.-THR. 
  GREEN WARB., BL. AND W. WARBLER and CANADA WARBLER. And on 
  Grand Island, PURPLE MARTINS have left their nest boxes 
  while large numbers of swallows have begun to congregate on 
  the power lines along the West River Parkway. 

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

- End Transcript 





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