[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 01 Dec 2011
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AMER. WHITE PELICAN
L. Black-b. Gull
Great Black-b. Gull
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs localnet com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided by your Buffalo Museum
of Science and the Buffalo Ornithological Society. To contact the
Science Museum, call 896-5200.
Niagara Frontier Region highlights of the past two weeks, November
17 to December 1, include RAZORBILL, AMER. WHITE PELICAN, BLACK
VULTURE, WILSON'S WARBLER and 12 gulls species.
A RAZORBILL continues in the Niagara River currents off Fort Niagara
State Park at Lake Ontario. Most recent report November 26.
Very rare, especially in November, an AMER. WHITE PELICAN in
Ontario, at the Custer Bird Sanctuary on Concession Road 7, just south
of Niagara Stone Road in the Town of Niagara-on-
the-Lake. Reported several days, through at least November 26, on a
small pond at the sanctuary.
Up to four BLACK VULTURES still in the lower Niagara River gorge.
Reported sporadically with TURKEY VULTURES during the Thanksgiving Day
weekend and November 30, soaring and roosting in the
Queenston-Lewiston Bridge area.
Twelve gull species on the Niagara River over the holiday were
highlighted by one or two CALIFORNIA GULLS - November 26 at the lower
river power plants, and the 27th above Niagara Falls off the Three
Sisters Islands at Goat Island. A FRANKLIN'S GULL that had been
frequent at Artpark State Park, now reported at the power plants and
upriver at Devil's Hole State Park. And, BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE at the
Whirlpool. Other gulls at the falls and lower river - LITTLE GULL,
BONAPARTE'S GULL, RING-BILLED GULL, HERRING GULL, ICELAND GULL, L.
BLACK-B. GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL and GREAT BLACK-B. GULL, and a probable
THAYER'S GULL at the power plants.
A JAEGER SPECIES also said to be at the power plants, and DUNLIN at
Three Sisters Islands.
November 29, a WILSON'S WARBLER, now in its fifth week in a
Williamsville yard in Amherst.
Two late OSPREY reports from Clarence - a flyover on November 19 and
on the 21st, an OSPREY roosting at the Clarence Center firemans field.
Also the 21st, three SHORT-EARED OWLS on Posson Road in the Town of
Shelby, north of the Iroquois Refuge. And November 20 in Buffalo, a
female HARLEQUIN DUCK on the Black Rock Canal, off LaSalle Park at the
foot of Porter Avenue.
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, December 8. Please
call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may report sightings
after the tone. Thank you for calling and reporting.
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