[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 04 May 2006
David F. Suggs
dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu May 4 18:33:24 EDT 2006
* New York
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Please phone in any rare sightings so they
may be shared via the DAB telephone update
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Thank you, David
[UPDATE - Sunday, May 7, BOS field trip to Chestnut Ridge
Park in Orchard Park, for Louisiana Waterthrush and
migrants. Meet at 8:30 AM at the main lodge. Visitors are
always welcome on field trips. Wednesday, May 10, BOS
meeting at 7 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Member
Brendan Klick of Johns Hopkins University discusses
"Statistical Analysis of BOS Count Data".]
NOR. SAW-WHET OWL
Gr. Cr. Flycatcher
Cape May Warbler
Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
Bl. and w. 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
Thursday, May 4, 2006
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 April 27 through May 4 from
the Niagara Frontier Region include PROTHONOTARY WARBLER,
LONG-B. DOWITCHER, PURPLE SANDPIPER, NOR. SAW-WHET OWL and
A combined 20 warbler species this week were once again
highlighted by a rare find at Amherst State Park. April 30,
a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at the bend in Ellicott Creek, north
of the tennis club. PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS breed in the
Iroquois Refuge and Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area, but
are extremely rare migrants elsewhere in the region.
Other warbler highlights - returning to previous breeding
areas, NORTHERN PARULAS in Allegany State Park by the
Administration Building and LA. WATERTHRUSH in Chestnut
Ridge Park. Migrant CERULEAN WARBLERS at Beaver Island State
Park and Shirley Avenue in Buffalo, and multiple warbler
species were reported at Saint Columbans in Sheridan, Point
Gratiot in Dunkirk, Tifft Nature Preserve, Delaware Park and
Forest Lawn in Buffalo, Goat Island in Niagara Falls, and
the Lake Ontario Plains.
Arrivals aside from warblers - RUBY-T. HUMMINGBIRD on April
29 in Hamburg. May 1, ORCHARD ORIOLE at a jelly feeder in
Silver Creek. May 2, INDIGO BUNTING in Colden and LINCOLN'S
SPARROW at Tifft Nature Preserve, and May 4, an EASTERN
KINGBIRD over Shirley Ave. Across the region, reports of
LEAST FLYCATCHER, GR. CR. FLYCATCHER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO,
WARBLING VIREO, BL.-GR. GNATCATCHER, WOOD THRUSH, GRAY
CATBIRD, ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK and BALTIMORE ORIOLE.
April 29, a very rare spring migrant LONG-B. DOWITCHER along
Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road, a mile south of Route 18.
At Niagara Falls, 2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS, April 28, off the
Three Sisters Islands.
May 2, a NOR. SAW-WHET OWL on private property in Lancaster,
and two SHORT-EARED OWLS this week at Dickersonville and
Lake Roads in the Town of Porter.
Other reports - a lucky, close encounter with an AMERICAN
BITTERN at a pond on Lakview Road in Hamburg. In the
Cattaraugus County Town of Farmersville, several COMMON
RAVENS at Bush Hill State Forest and 2 PINE SISKINS on
Stebbins Road. In Delaware Park, SHARP-SH. HAWK or COOPER'S
HAWK nest on the Windsor Road trail near the Rose Garden.
And on the UB North Campus by the Natural Sciences Building,
a real surprise - a CHUKAR, a small quail likely escaped
from a game farm or collector.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, May 11. 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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