[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Jul 2012
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Thu Jul 26 20:16:51 EDT 2012
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WHITE-FACED IBIS [last report July 18]
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, July 26, 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.
Reports received July 19 through July 26 from the Niagara
The WHITE-FACED IBIS at the Modern Landfill Wetlands, on
Porter Center Road in the Niagara County Town of Lewiston,
was last reported the evening of July 18. There are
additional wetlands in the area where the ibis may have
wandered, but they are closed to the public.
Shorebirds at the Modern Wetlands this week included LESSER
YELLOWLEGS, SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER and SHORT-
July 26 at Kumpf Marsh, on Route 77 in the Iroquois Refuge,
a probable LONG-B. DOWITCHER, with arriving GREATER
YELLOWLEGS and two BONAPARTE'S GULLS.
At Rock Point Provincial Park in Dunnville, Ontario,
shorebirds on July 22 included an early arriving juvenile
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, plus BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER, KILLDEER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SPOTTED SANDPIPER,
SANDERLING, SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER and LEAST SANDPIPER. One
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was said to have been summering at Rock
RED-HEADED WDPKR. was reported again at the north end of
Squaw Island in Buffalo's Black Rock section - two adults
feeding two fledged juveniles on July 21.
In the Southern Tier, at least 2 RED CROSSBILLS on July 24,
in a conifer plantation at Brown and Vandermark Roads in the
Allegany County Town of Ward. Also, RED-BR. NUTHATCH, WINTER
WREN, MAGNOLIA WARBLER and WHITE-THR. SPARROW.
Breeding news from the Iroquois Refuge - the first nesting
of GREAT EGRET for the refuge was noted on July 20; two
nests with juvenile GREAT EGRETS within a GREAT BLUE HERON
rookery in a closed section of the refuge. At Stafford
Marsh, in the adjacent Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Area,
a count of 53 GREAT EGRETS. And, 215 PURPLE MARTINS have
fledged from the monitored nest boxes in the Iroquois Refuge
and surrounding areas.
July 24 at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, 35 species
included 5 BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS, GREAT EGRET, BL.-GR.
GNATCATCHER, AMERICAN REDSTART and families of BELTED
KINGFISHER and CAROLINA WREN.
A side note, though CHIMNEY SWIFTS have been widely
reported, the COMMON NIGHTHAWK has not been reported yet
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, August 2.
Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may
report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and
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