[Ontbirds] WNY Dial-a-Bird 23 Apr 2009

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Thu Apr 23 20:35:25 EDT 2009


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/23/2009
* NYBU0904.23
- Birds mentioned
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  Thank you, David
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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 ]

  EURASIAN WIGEON
  Red-throated Loon
  Common Loon
  Horned Grebe
  Red-necked Grebe
  Green Heron
  Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
  Wood Duck
  Green-winged Teal
  Northern Pintail
  Long-tailed Duck
  Red-br. Merganser
  Red-shouldered Hawk
  Broad-winged Hawk
  Rough-legged Hawk
  Merlin
  Peregrine Falcon
  Sandhill Crane
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Caspian Tern
  Barred Owl
  Short-eared Owl
  Yellow-b. Sapsucker
  Pileated Woodpecker
  Cliff Swallow
  Common Raven
  Hermit Thrush
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Pine Warbler
  La. Waterthrush
  Fox Sparrow
  Rusty Blackbird
  Purple Finch
  White-w. Crossbill
  Common Redpoll
  Pine Siskin

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             04/23/2009
  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, 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 
reports.

  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. 
WATERTHRUSH.

  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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