[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 02 Apr 2015

David Suggs dsuggs at buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
Thu Apr 2 20:11:29 EDT 2015


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/02/2015
* NYBU1504.02
- Birds mentioned

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  Please submit reports to
  DSuggs at buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
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  [The April BOS meeting will be held on Wednesday,
  April 8, at 7 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
  Students from Canisius College will present talks
  and posters on "Flight Calling Behavior Studies".
  Visitors are always welcome at BOS meetings.]

  EURASIAN WIGEON
  GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
  CACKLING GOOSE
  GOLDEN EAGLE
  SANDHILL CRANE
  EARED GREBE
  Red-throated Loon
  Common Loon
  Pied-billed Grebe
  Horned Grebe
  Red-necked Grebe
  Great Egret
  Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
  Tundra Swan
  Snow Goose
  Blue-winged Teal
  Northern Shoveler
  Long-tailed Duck
  White-winged Scoter
  Rough-legged Hawk
  American Coot
  Eastern Screech-Owl
  Purple Martin
  Tree Swallow
  Northern Shrike
  Chipping Sparrow
  Song Sparrow
  Eastern Meadowlark

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             04/02/2015
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:          www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

  Thursday, April 2, 2015

  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.

  Highlights of reports received March 26 through April 2 from
  the Niagara Frontier Region.

  In Chautauqua County, March 29 - EURASIAN WIGEON at the
  Berry Road marsh, outside Fredonia. Also the 29th, a GR.
  WHITE-FR. GOOSE in Niagara County, at Hess Road, north of
  Bishop Road in Newfane, and at least 10 CACKLING GEESE, at
  Route 18 and Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road. March 28, a
  juvenile GOLDEN EAGLE over the New York State Thruway at
  Alden. On the 30th, two SANDHILL CRANES at Route 77 and
  Casey Road in the Iroquois Refuge. And, EARED GREBE at the
  Batavia Waste Water Plant on April 2.

  Varying flocks of SNOW GEESE roaming the Lake Ontario Plains
  this week. 1500 SNOW GEESE in Medina north of the Erie
  Canal. 2500 SNOW GEESE on Griswold Road north of Route 77 in
  Royalton. At Lake Ontario, over 500 SNOW GEESE passing Point
  Breeze at Oak Orchard Creek. Just east of the region, March
  28, 10,000 SNOW GEESE on Byron Road, northeast of Batavia.

  On the March 29 BOS field trip, two, distant flocks of
  several thousand SNOW GEESE over Lake Ontario. Other trip
  highlights - RED-NECKED GREBES and HORNED GREBES off the
  lakeshore state parks, two CACKLING GEESE at Johnson Creek Road
  in the Town of Hartland. Also on the field trip, migrant
  RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS and a dark-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, and
  an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL in roost hole.

  A pair of PURPLE MARTINS arrived March 31 at a nest box in
  the Chautauqua County Town of Sheridan. More, widespread
  TREE SWALLOWS. EASTERN MEADOWLARKS from the Southern Tier to
  the Lake Ontario Plains. Many SONG SPARROW reports and a
  single CHIPPING SPARROW in Bethany.

  GREAT EGRETS arrived around Grand Island and at the Berry
  Road marsh this week.

  Other reports this week - opening waters of the Iroquois
  Refuge and Batavia Waste Water Plant added PIED-BILLED
  GREBE, AMERICAN COOT, NORTHERN SHOVELER and BLUE-WINGED
  TEAL. Also 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS at the Batavia Waste Water
  Plant. 140 TUNDRA SWANS and a NORTHERN SHRIKE at Kumpf marsh
  in the Iroquois Refuge. On the Buffalo waterfront, 4 RED-
  THROATED LOONS still off LaSalle Park, with HORNED GREBE and
  WHITE-WINGED SCOTER. COMMON LOON noted on Lake Ontario at
  the Wilson Pier. And, BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS at Dunkirk
  Harbor.

  The April BOS meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8, at
  7 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Students from
  Canisius College will present talks and posters on "Flight
  Calling Behavior Studies". Visitors are always welcome at
  BOS meetings.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, April 9.
  Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may
  report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and
  reporting.

- End Transcript



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