[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 04 May 2006

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu May 4 18:33:24 EDT 2006


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 05/04/2006
* NYBU0605.04
- Birds mentioned
  
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  Please phone in any rare sightings so they 
  may be shared via the DAB telephone update 
  system, and submit email contributions directly 
  to dfsuggs localnet com.
  Thank you, David
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  [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".] 
  
  PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
  LONG-B. DOWITCHER
  PURPLE SANDPIPER
  NOR. SAW-WHET OWL
  SHORT-EARED OWL
  American Bittern
  accipiter nest
  Chukar
  Ruby-t. Hummingbird
  Least Flycatcher
  Gr. Cr. Flycatcher
  Eastern KIngbird
  Common Raven
  Bl.-gr. Gnatcatcher
  Wood Thrush
  Gray Catbird
  Blue-headed Vireo
  Warbling Vireo
  Blue-winged Warbler
  Nashville Warbler
  Northern Parula
  Yellow Warbler
  Chestnut-s. Warbler
  Cape May Warbler
  Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
  Blackburnian Warbler
  Pine Warbler
  Palm Warbler
  Cerulean Warbler
  Bl. and w. Warbler
  American Redstart
  Ovenbird
  Northern Waterthrush
  La. Waterthrush
  Common Yellowthroat
  Rose-br. Grosbeak
  Indigo Bunting
  Lincoln's Sparrow
  Orchard Oriole
  Baltimore Oriole
  Pine Siskin

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             05/04/2006
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet com)
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:          www.BOSBirding.org

  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 
  SHORT-EARED OWL. 

  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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