[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 24 May 2007
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Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Cape May Warbler
Thursday, May 24, 2007
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Highlights of reports received May 17 through May 24 from the
Niagara Frontier Region include LARK BUNTING, SNOWY EGRET, GLOSSY
IBIS, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, PEREGRINE FALCON and YELLOW-BR. CHAT.
The evening of May 19, a male LARK BUNTING was closely observed
behind the Woodlawn Diner at 2nd Street and Route 5 in the Woodlawn
area of the Town of Hamburg. There have been no additional reports.
Only two previous records of LARK BUNTING in the BOS archives.
May 20 and 21, SNOWY EGRET on the upper Niagara River, in the barge
slip on the eastbound Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls, New York.
The slip is near the recently established waterfowl viewing area on
GLOSSY IBIS at two locations this week. May 19 at Tifft Nature
Preserve in Buffalo, and May 17 through 21 another GLOSSY IBIS at
Cayuga Pool, on Route 77 in the Iroquois Refuge.
Also at Iroquois, in the Kumpf Marsh adjacent to Cayuga Pool, 2
WILSON'S PHALAROPES on May 22, with BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER, KILLDEER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SOLITARY
SANDPIPER, SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER and DUNLIN, plus a
singing YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO.
May 20, a WILLET at Rock Point Provincial Park in Dunnville,
Ontario. And DUNLIN and SPOTTED SANDPIPERS at the Buffalo Commerce
Park on the south side of Tifft Street at Route 5.
In the Niagara Falls gorge, a PEREGRINE FALCON nest with at least
two young chicks was discovered in the abandoned power plant on the
Ontario side of the gorge; visible only from Goat Island in New York.
May 20, a late GLAUCOUS GULL on Lake Ontario at the Olcott Piers.
Other reports this week. Two YELLOW-BR. CHATS among over 23 warblers
species this week. One CHAT at Rock Point between the platform and
stairs, and another CHAT on Dietz Road, along the east side of Four
Mile Creek State Park in Porter. PRAIRIE WARBLER on Goat Island.
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER returned to the Tonawanda Wildlife Management
Area, on the canal west of Meadville Road. COMMON NIGHTHAWKS - eight
at Wilson-Tuscaurora State Park, two over Shirley Avenue in Buffalo,
and a single COMMON NIGHTHAWK over Snyder in Amherst. BALD EAGLE over
Evangola State Park. And, on Salt Road in Clarence, a CAPE MAY
WARBLER, plus an INDIGO BUNTING feeding on sunflower seeds with
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, May 31. Please call in
your sightings by noon Thursday. You may report sightings after the
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