[Ontbirds] WNY Dial-a-Bird 27 May 2010
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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, May 27, 2010
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Museum, call 896-5200.
SUMMER TANAGER was the highlight of reports received May 20 through
May 27 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
May 22, a SUMMER TANAGER on the hiking trails at the east end of
Wilson-Tuscaurora State Park in Niagara County. A first year male with
striking half-red and half-green plumage, there have no other reports
since the 22nd. Also at the park, YELLOW-B. FLYCATCHER, ALDER
FLYCATCHER, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, LEAST FLYCATCHER, VEERY, SWAINSON'S
THRUSH, WOOD THRUSH and eight warbler species.
WHITE-EYED VIREO - May 15 at Amherst State Park with YELLOW-
BILLED CUCKOO, YELLOW-THR. VIREO, PHILADELPHIA VIREO and LINCOLN'S
SPARROW. Another WHITE-EYED VIREO May 21 in the Chautauqua County Town
of Sheridan, along the railroad bed off Center Road, along with 20
CEDAR WAXWINGS, nine warbler species, SCARLET TANAGER and 5 ROSE-BR.
At Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo this week, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
and GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, plus 4 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS and 14 warbler
species including BLACKPOLL WARBLERS and many later arriving female
May 25 at Rock Point Park in Dunnville, Ontario, RUDDY TURNSTONE and
WHITE-R. SANDPIPER, plus 5 COMMON LOONS and 670 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS.
At the nearby Mosaic Ponds on Rymer Road, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER,
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER, WHITE-R. SANDPIPER and
Shorebirds in the Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area, in the marsh
on the south side of Route 77 opposite Kanyoo Trail - BLACK-BELLIED
PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SOLITARY SANDPIPER,
RUDDY TURNSTONE, SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER WHITE-R.
SANDPIPER and DUNLIN. Other reports from the Tonawanda Wildlife
Management Area, the only spring report so far of COMMON NIGHTHAWK,
plus VIRGINIA RAIL, SORA, BLACK TERN and CERULEAN WARBLER.
Missed on the report last week - on the BOS May 16 count, the
section covering eastern Niagara County reported an impressive 149
species including 27 warbler species highlighted by GOLDEN-WING.
WARBLER and "BREWSTER'S WARBLER".
Other reports this week - a pair of OSPREYS nest building on a
communications tower on Liberty Drive, off River Road in the Niagara
County Town of Wheatfield. RED-HEADED WDPKR. at Lakeside Cemetery in
Hamburg. Thousands of BANK SWALLOWS along Lake Erie between Hamburg
and Sturgeon Point in Evans. At the Sturgeon Point marina, an active
PURPLE MARTIN colony. And a CHUKAR, an introduced gamebird, on
Meadville Road in the Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, June 3. 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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