[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 11 Sep 2008
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[BOS Field Trip - Tifft Nature Preserve and Times Beach, Saturday,
September 13, 8 AM. Meet at the Tifft parking lot. Visitors always
Cape May Warbler
Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
Bl. and w. Warbler
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Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, September 11, 2008
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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.
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
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
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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