[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 18 Oct 2012

David Suggs dsuggs at buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
Thu Oct 18 20:41:34 EDT 2012


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 10/18/2012
* NYBU1210.18
- Birds mentioned

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  Please submit reports to
  DSuggs at buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
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  [Friday, October 26, at 7PM, the Annual Vaughn
  Lecture will be presented at the Museum of Science.
  Dr. David Bonter of the Cornell Laboratory of
  Ornithology will present "Science at the Bird
  Feeder". The lecture will culminate an afternoon
  of family oriented birding activities at the museum.
  The lecture is included with the museum's general
  admission fee, which is waived for museum members.]

  PACIFIC LOON
  Red-throated Loon
  Common Loon
  Horned Grebe
  Red-necked Grebe
  Gr. White-fr. Goose
  Cackling Goose
  Lesser Scaup
  Long-tailed Duck
  Surf Scoter
  White-winged Scoter
  Red-br. Merganser
  Ruddy Duck
  Black Vulture
  Northern Goshawk
  American Golden-Plover
  Red-necked Phalarope
  Parasitic Jaeger
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Common Tern
  Golden-cr. Kinglet
  Eastern Bluebird
  Northern Mockingbird
  American Pipit
  Philadelphia Vireo
  Orange-cr. Warbler
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Ovenbird
  Fox Sparrow
  Lapland Longspur
  Purple Finch
  Pine Siskin

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             10/18/2012
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:          www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

  Thursday, October 18, 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.

  PACIFIC LOON was the highlight of reports received October
  11 through October 18 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

  On Lake Ontario, October 15, an exceptional rarity - a
  PACIFIC LOON, in breeding plumage, flying west past the Town
  of Wilson. This appears to be just the third record of
  PACIFIC LOON in the BOS region's history; previous records
  were in 1995 and 1959.

  Moving along Lake Ontario with the PACIFIC LOON, a near to
  shore PARASITIC JAEGER, plus 19 RED-THROATED LOONS, 194
  COMMON LOONS, numbers of HORNED GREBE, RED-NECKED GREBE,
  SURF SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK and RED-
  BR. MERGANSER, and single BONAPARTE'S GULL and COMMON TERN.

  The BOS October Count was conducted on October 14.
  Highlights from the lower Niagara River and Niagara County
  included 2 BLACK VULTURES roosting near the Lewiston boat
  launch. Two GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE and 5 CACKLING GEESE still
  at the Somerset Waste Water Plant on Lower Lake Road near
  Hartland Road. In Wilson, at Hulbert and Youngstown-Wilson
  Road, 7 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, 46 AMERICAN PIPITS and 2
  LAPLAND LONGSPURS. And Niagara County totals of 42 GOLDEN-
  CR. KINGLETS, 116 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS, 5 NORTHERN
  MOCKINGBIRDS, 34 YELLOW-R. WARBLERS, 7 FOX SPARROWS and 3
  PURPLE FINCHES.

  Also on the count, a record late PHILADELPHIA VIREO, with
  ORANGE-CR. WARBLER, BL.-THR. BL. WARBLER and LINCOLN'S
  SPARROW in Lancaster.

  Other warblers in the region this week - NASHVILLE WARBLER,
  CAPE MAY WARBLER and OVENBIRD.

  Flocks of PINE SISKINS this week - up to 27 PINE SISKINS at
  a feeder in the Allegany County Town of Caneadea. In
  Lancaster, 12 PINE SISKINS on Pleasantview Drive and in Como
  Park. And, two PINE SISKINS at a feeder in Wilson.

  October 14, a juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK was observed at rest
  at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island.

  At the Batavia Waste Water Plant, a continuing RED-NECKED
  PHALAROPE with 12 waterfowl species, including 16 LESSER
  SCAUP and 330 RUDDY DUCKS. A single RUDDY DUCK has also been
  present for over a week on Mirror Lake in Buffalo's Forest
  Lawn.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, October
  25. 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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