[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 25 Jul 2013
dsuggs at buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
Thu Jul 25 20:34:31 EDT 2013
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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, July 25, 2013
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. Press
the pound key to report sightings before the end of this
AMERICAN AVOCETS were the highlight of reports received July
18 through July 25, plus a late report of a POMARINE JAEGER.
Back on July 11, the surprise of the summer, an adult
POMARINE JAEGER, photographed in New York waters on Lake
Erie, about three miles off Buffalo's outer harbor.
Historically, a POMARINE JAEGER specimen was collected from
Allegany State Park in June 1968, and a PARASITIC JAEGER was
observed on the Buffalo waterfront 21 years ago in July.
July 18, on the Lake Erie shore at Woodlawn Beach State
Park in Hamburg, two separate reports of 3 AMERICAN AVOCETS.
Southbound shorebirds increase as August approaches. From
Cayuga Pool and Kumpf Marsh in the Iroquois Refuge, and
flooded fields on nearby Griswold Road in Royalton, at least
ten shorebird species included SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SOLITARY
SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER and STILT SANDPIPER.
Also in the Iroquois Refuge, up to 15 BLACK TERNS, including
juveniles, at Cayuga Pool, and 3 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS
continue along the Onondaga Trail. In the Tonawanda Wildlife
Management Area, five OSPREY nests have yielded seven
nestlings and fledges.
Also this week - in Chautauqua County, MERLINS have nested
this summer on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institute. An
AMERICAN BITTERN has been feeding in a backyard pond on Ruie
Road in North Tonawanda. Also in North Tonawanda, 63 CLIFF
SWALLOW nests on the Taylor Street bridge to Tonawanda
Island. And, several reports of COOPER'S HAWK and SHARP-SH.
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, August 1.
Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may
report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and
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