[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 11 Sep 2008

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Thu Sep 11 23:49:27 EDT 2008


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 09/11/2008
* NYBU0809.11
- Birds mentioned
   [BOS Field Trip - Tifft Nature Preserve and Times Beach,  Saturday, 
September 13, 8 AM. Meet at the Tifft parking  lot. Visitors always 
welcome.]
      SNOW GOOSE
  EARED GREBE
  WHIP-POOR-WILL
  D.-crest. Cormorant
  Great Egret
  Northern Shoveler
  Redhead
  Ring-necked Duck
  Common Merganser
  Wild Turkey
  Osprey
  Peregrine Falcon
  Black-bellied Plover
  American Golden-Plover
  Semipalmated Plover
  Willet
  Upland Sandpiper
  Ruddy Turnstone
  Sanderling
  Least Sandpiper
  Red-necked Phalarope
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Caspian Tern
  Ruby-t. Hummingbird
  Yellow-b. Flycatcher
  Common Raven
  Golden-cr. Kinglet
  Philadelphia Vireo
  Tennessee Warbler
  Nashville Warbler
  Northern Parula
  Yellow Warbler
  Chestnut-s. Warbler
  Magnolia Warbler
  Cape May Warbler
  Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
  Blackburnian Warbler
  Bay-breasted Warbler
  Blackpoll Warbler
  Bl. and w. Warbler
  American Redstart
  Wilson's Warbler
  Bobolink

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- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             09/11/2008
  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, September 11, 2008

  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 September 4 through September  11 from 
the Niagara Frontier Region include SNOW GOOSE,  EARED GREBE, 
WHIP-POOR-WILL, warblers and shorebirds.

  September 10, at Windmill Marsh in the Oak Orchard Wildlife  
Management Area, a white phase SNOW GOOSE, seen from the  tower on 
Albion Road. If a migrant, it is the earliest  record in the BOS 
archives by almost two weeks; otherwise,  this may be the first record 
of a lingering summer SNOW  GOOSE.

  Also the 10th, two EARED GREBES at the Batavia Waste Water  Plant, 
along with arriving waterfowl - 62 NORTHERN  SHOVELERS, REDHEAD, 6 
RING-NECKED DUCKS and 2 COMMON  MERGANSERS, plus BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER 
and 2 RUDDY  TURNSTONES. The plant is at the end of Industrial Blvd., 
off  Route 33, west of Batavia. Visitors must check in at the  office.

  Still on the 10th, 81 COMMON MERGANSERS on Lake Erie at  Saint 
Columbans in the Town of Sheridan.

  Warbler migration stepped up this week. September 8, 16  species at 
Goat Island in Niagara Falls, New York -  TENNESSEE WARBLER, NASHVILLE 
WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA,  YELLOW WARBLER, CHESTNUT-S. WARBLER, 
MAGNOLIA WARBLER, CAPE  MAY WARBLER, BL.-THR. BL. WARBLER, YELLOW-R. 
WARBLER, BL.-
  THR. GREEN WARB., BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED  WARBLER, 
BLACKPOLL WARBLER, BL. AND W. WARBLER, AMERICAN  REDSTART and WILSON'S 
WARBLER. At Fort Niagara State Park in  the Town of Porter, a similar 
set of 15 warblers plus  PHILADELPHIA VIREO.    September 6, 12 warbler 
species plus YELLOW-B. FLYCATCHER at  Rock Point Park in Dunnville, 
Ontario. And in the Chautauqua  County Town of Arkwright, 5 warbler 
species with 5 GOLDEN-
  CR. KINGLETS on the Meadows Road State Land.

  Shorebirds this week were highlighted by a juvenile RED-
  NECKED PHALAROPE with SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SANDERLING and  LEAST 
SANDPIPER, September 5, on the beach at Beaver Island  State Park on 
Grand Island. In Ontario on the 5th, a WILLET,  on Humberview Road in 
Port Colborne.

  Small numbers of AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were widely  reported - 2 at 
Dunkirk Harbor, four at the turf farms in  Dunnville with 67 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, and in Porter, 3  AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS on 
Lake Road.

  The night of September 8, a late UPLAND SANDPIPER was heard  over 
Shirley Avenue in Buffalo.

  Other reports this week - 790 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS on the  electric 
towers at Buckhorn Island State Park on Grand  Island. At Strawberry 
Island in the upper Niagara River, 47  GREAT EGRETS. In a North 
Tonawanda yard, 17 WILD TURKEYS.
  OSPREYS at Sheridan Park in Tonawanda and at the mouth of
  Cattaraugus Creek in Hanover. PEREGRINE FALCON at the Mosaic
  Ponds near Rock Point. 16 BONAPARTE'S GULLS on the beach at
  Hamburg Town Park. 26 CASPIAN TERNS at Dunkirk




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