[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 18 Oct 2012
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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.]
Gr. White-fr. Goose
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
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
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
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
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