[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 08 May 2014

David Suggs via ONTBIRDS birdalert at ontbirds.ca
Thu May 8 19:42:46 EDT 2014


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 05/08/2014
* NYBU1405.08
- Birds mentioned

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  Please submit reports to
  DSuggs at buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
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  YELLOW PALM WARBLER
  RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
  ROSS'S GOOSE
  CLAY-COL. SPARROW
  EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL
  Red-shouldered Hawk
  Sandhill Crane
  Black-bellied Plover
  Greater Yellowlegs
  Lesser Yellowlegs
  Solitary Sandpiper
  Pectoral Sandpiper
  Dunlin
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Black Tern
  Chimney Swift
  Ruby-t. Hummingbird
  Yellow-b. Sapsucker
  Least Flycatcher
  Gr. Cr. Flycatcher
  Bank Swallow
  Cliff Swallow
  House Wren
  Winter Wren
  Ruby-cr. Kinglet
  Bl.-gr. Gnatcatcher
  Veery
  Hermit Thrush
  Wood Thrush
  Gray Catbird
  Blue-headed Vireo
  Yellow-thr. Vireo
  Warbling Vireo
  Blue-winged Warbler
  Orange-cr. Warbler
  Nashville Warbler
  Northern Parula
  Yellow Warbler
  Chestnut-s. Warbler
  Magnolia Warbler
  Cape May Warbler
  Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
  Blackburnian Warbler
  Yellow-thr. Warbler
  Pine Warbler
  Prairie Warbler
  Palm Warbler
  Bl. and w. Warbler
  Ovenbird
  Northern Waterthrush
  La. Waterthrush
  Common Yellowthroat
  Hooded Warbler
  Scarlet Tanager
  Rose-br. Grosbeak
  Vesper Sparrow
  Lincoln's Sparrow
  White-cr. Sparrow
  Bobolink
  Eastern Meadowlark
  Rusty Blackbird
  Orchard Oriole
  Baltimore Oriole
  Purple Finch

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             05/08/2014
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:          www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

  Thursday, May 8, 2014

  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
  report.

  As migration peaks in the Niagara Frontier Region,
  highlights include warblers, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, ROSS'S
  GOOSE, CLAY-COL. SPARROW and EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL.

  Warbler migration stepped up on May 7, with reports of
  multiple species and high numbers at favored locations
  including the Lake Ontario shore, Tifft Nature Preserve and
  Forest Lawn in Buffalo, Amherst State Park, Beaver Island
  State Park, and Birdsong Park in Orchard Park.

  At least 23 warbler species were highlighted by two reports
  of the rare sub-species of PALM WARBLER - the EASTERN or
  YELLOW PALM WARBLER - one photographed May 4 in the
  Chautauqua County Town of Sheridan and a second reported May
  6 in West Falls, in the Town of Aurora. YELLOW-THR. WARBLER
  continued at Amherst State Park in the spruce grove north of
  the tennis club. At Forest Lawn in Buffalo, another YELLOW-
  THR. WARBLER with a CLAY-COL. SPARROW, at Mirror Lake. LA.
  WATERTHRUSH, plus a pair of RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, at
  Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park. And May 8, PRAIRIE
  WARBLER and SCARLET TANAGER at Forest Lawn.

  A rare in spring, and early, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, May 3 in
  the Genesee County Town of Elba, in the flooded fields north
  of Mucklands Road. Other shorebirds this week - BLACK-
  BELLIED PLOVER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS,
  LESSER YELLOWLEGS, PECTORAL SANDPIPER and DUNLIN.

  May 1, a ROSS'S GOOSE at the Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road
  north of Route 18.

  In Niagara County, May 3, both EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL and
  ORCHARD ORIOLE in a Town of Wilson yard.

  Multiple yard and feeder reports this week of RUBY-T.
  HUMMINGBIRDS, ROSE-BR. GROSBEAKS, BALTIMORE ORIOLES
  and WHITE-CR. SPARROWS. Other reports included CHIMNEY SWIFT,
  YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER, LEAST FLYCATCHER, GR. CR. FLYCATCHER,
  YELLOW-THR. VIREO, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, WARBLING VIREO,
  BANK SWALLOW, CLIFF SWALLOW, HOUSE WREN, WINTER WREN,
  BL.-GR. GNATCATCHER, RUBY-CR. KINGLET, VEERY, HERMIT THRUSH,
  WOOD THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD, LINCOLN'S SPARROW and PURPLE FINCH.

  Also this week - two SANDHILL CRANES over Shelby. Over 400
  BONAPARTE'S GULLS at the Bird Island Pier. ICELAND GULL and
  L. BLACK-B. GULL at Fort Erie, Ontario. GLAUCOUS GULL on
  Lake Ontario at Johnson Creek. 15 BLACK TERNS at Cayuga Pool
  in the Iroquois Refuge. A reported VESPER SPARROW at a
  feeder at Sunset Beach in Carlton. At Knox Farm State Park
  in East Aurora, BOBOLINK and EASTERN MEADOWLARK. And, 50
  RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at Swallow Hollow Trail in the Iroquois
  Refuge.

  The May BOS meeting will be on Wednesday, May 14, at 7 PM at
  the Buffalo Museum of Science. A summary of the October and
  Christmas Counts will be presented. Visitors are always
  welcome at BOS meetings.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, May 15.
  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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