[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 19 Jan 2012
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L. Black-b. Gull
Amer. Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs localnet com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, January 19, 2012
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.
Highlights of reports received January 12 through January 19 from
the Niagara Frontier Region include BLACK-HEADED GULL, GOLDEN EAGLE,
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, KING EIDER and SNOWY OWL.
On the upper Niagara River, an adult BLACK-HEADED GULL is still
being found sporadically on the Black Rock Canal at Rich Marina on
Austin Street. Most recent report January 14, from a Buffalo Audubon
Society Niagara River field trip. Also on the trip, L. BLACK-B. GULL
and ICELAND GULL at Goat Island in Niagara Falls, 3 LITTLE GULLS on
the lower river at Lewiston, and a PEREGRINE FALCON at Rich Marina.
January 15, a GOLDEN EAGLE was photographed over the Wolf Run trail
at Allegany State Park.
At the east boundary of the BOS region, a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE has
apparently returned to Point Breeze, on Lake Ontario at Oak Orchard
Creek. RED-NECKED GREBE, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and SURF SCOTER also at
In Ontario, a striking, male KING EIDER continues on the Welland
Canal at Port Weller in Saint Catharines. SNOWY OWL also on the canal
piers and at the adjacent yacht club, on Jones Beach.
One or two SNOWY OWLS on the Buffalo waterfront on January 15. One
owl seen on the Fort Erie side of the mid-river water intake, and
another owl sighting along the hiking trail between the Bell and
Seaway Slips on Furhmann Blvd. SNOWY OWLS also at two locations in the
Lake Ontario Plains this week.
January 14, three SHORT-EARED OWLS on Wruck Road, south of Route 104
in Niagara County, and two SHORT-EARED OWLS on Posson Road, north of
the Iroquois Refuge in the Town of Shelby.
From the Town of Darien, a wintering YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER. At a
feeder on Wruck Road in Royalton, SAVANNAH SPARROW and two WHITE-CR.
SPARROWS. A male OREGON JUNCO and four COMMON REDPOLLS in Yates, on
the side of Lakeshore Road, east of Marshall Road. Another COMMON
REDPOLL flying from Buckhorn Island State Park on Grand Island. And a
single WHITE-W. CROSSBILL over Four Mile Creek State Park in Porter.
In the winter fields, 700 SNOW BUNTINGS on Mix Road in the Town of
Albion. On Edgerton Road in the Elba, 65 SNOW BUNTINGS, 55 HORNED
LARKS and 2 LAPLAND LONGSPUR, with 160 each of DARK-EYED JUNCO and
AMER. TREE SPARROW, two SONG SPARROWS, 5 WHITE-THR. SPARROWS and a
And the annual waterfowl build up on the Niagara River at the south
end of Grand Island includes abundant TUNDRA SWANS, CANVASBACKS,
GREATER SCAUP, COMMON GOLDENEYE and RED-
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, January 26. 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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