[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 08 May 2014
David Suggs via ONTBIRDS
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Thu May 8 19:42:46 EDT 2014
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DSuggs at buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
YELLOW PALM WARBLER
L. Black-b. Gull
Gr. Cr. Flycatcher
Cape May Warbler
Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
Bl. and w. Warbler
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, 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
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
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
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