[Ontbirds] WNY Dial-a-Bird 23 Apr 2009
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[Update - BOS Field Trip, Sunday, April 26, to the Braddock Bay
Hawkwatch and surrounding area.
Meet at 9:30 AM at the Braddock Bay parking lot off East Manitou rd;
follow the park road to the watch platform.
Wednesday, April 29, The 2009 Vaughn Lecture, presented by Dr.
Lindsey Walters of Canisius College,
"Mate quality and parenting in birds". The lecture is
open to the public and begins at either 7 PM or 7:30 PM ]
L. Black-b. Gull
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Dial-a-Bird is a service provided by your Buffalo Museum of Science
and 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. To contact the Science
Museum, call 896-5200.
Highlights of reports received April 16 through April 23 from the
Niagara Frontier Region include EURASIAN WIGEON and BOS April Count
April 18 and 19, EURASIAN WIGEON was reported again at Cayuga Pool,
on Route 77 in the Iroquois Refuge. During April, it appears that 2
EURASIAN WIGEONS and a EURASIAN X AMERICAN WIGEON hybrid have been
found at the pool.
The BOS April Count was conducted on the 19th. Arriving warblers -
LA. WATERTHRUSH in northeast Cattaraugus County, PINE WARBLERS at
Krull Park in Olcott and St. Columbans in the Town of Sheridan, and
YELLOW-R. WARBLERS at several locations. Also, most sections reported
multiple FOX SPARROWS.
The Grand Island and southwest Niagara County section reported 78
species, including 74 BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS, 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS, 7
YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKERS, CLIFF SWALLOW and 5 HERMIT THRUSHES.
Northeast Niagara County - 88 species including abundant LONG-TAILED
DUCKS and RED-BR. MERGANSERS on Lake Ontario, 262 NORTHERN PINTAILS,
78 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 22 COMMON LOONS, 24 HORNED GREBES, 21 RED-NECKED
GREBES, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, L. BLACK-B. GULL, 28 CASPIAN TERNS, 3
BARRED OWLS, an impressive 5 PILEATED WOODPECKERS, 7 COMMON REDPOLLS
and 48 PINE SISKINS.
In the northwest section of Niagara County - 105 species including
44 RED-THROATED LOONS, 16 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS,
2 MERLINS, SANDHILL CRANE, 3 SHORT-
EARED OWLS, 40 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, 26 PURPLE FINCHES, 2 WHITE-
W. CROSSBILLS and 72 PINE SISKINS.
And in the Southern Tier, in northeast Cattaraugus County, MERLIN, 3
COMMON RAVENS, 103 PINE SISKINS and previously mentioned LA.
Other reports this week - COMMON LOON at the Ontario Street boat
launch in Buffalo's Riverside. Two COMMON RAVENS at the Meadows Road
State Land in the Town of Arkwright. At Amherst State Park, WOOD DUCK,
first report of GREEN HERON, 2 PINE WARBLERS and 12 YELLOW-R.
WARBLERS. BROAD-WINGED HAWK returned to a breeding area in the Town of
Orchard Park. In Amherst, PEREGRINE FALCON over Main Street and Bailey
Avenue and in a Williamsville yard, 2 WHITE-W. CROSSBILLS, COMMON
REDPOLL and over 20 PINE SISKINS. In a Silver Creek yard, 23 PURPLE
FINCHES. And, a bird described at a backyard pool in the Town of
Tonawanda was likely a BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERON or GREAT BLUE HERON.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, April 30. 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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