[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 12 May 2016
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Thu May 12 19:21:15 EDT 2016
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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
Distribution: Birdeast-l, NYSBirds-l, Ontbirds-l, Geneseebirds-l
Thursday, May 16, 2016
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
Highlights of the many reports received May 5 through May 12
from the Niagara Frontier Region.
May 7, an exceptionally rare WESTERN TANAGER in the Village
of Williamsville in Amherst. First discovered at backyard
feeder in the village, and re-found later in the day by the
tennis club building at nearby Amherst State Park. There are
less than five records of WESTERN TANAGER in the BOS
An obscure find at Forest Lawn in Buffalo - a roosting
EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL on May 6.
Migration time is now, and the changing weather in the next
few days may bring more migrants closer to the ground.
Twenty-three warbler species were reported this week.
Highlighted by one or two GOLDEN-WING. WARBLERS at Forest
Lawn. Other warblers ranged from the early migrant PINE
WARBLER to the late migrant BLACKPOLL WARBLER.
Along with the warblers - RUBY-T. HUMMINGBIRD, GR. CR.
FLYCATCHER, EASTERN KINGBIRD, YELLOW-THR. VIREO,
PHILADELPHIA VIREO, RED-EYED VIREO, MARSH WREN, BL.-GR.
GNATCATCHER, RUBY-CR. KINGLET, VEERY, SWAINSON'S THRUSH,
WOOD THRUSH, BROWN THRASHER, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, WHITE-THR.
SPARROW, WHITE-CR. SPARROW, SCARLET TANAGER, ROSE-BR.
GROSBEAK, INDIGO BUNTING, BOBOLINK, BALTIMORE ORIOLE and
Also, single RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at Forest Lawn and in the
Chautauqua County Town of Sheridan. VESPER SPARROW in the
vineyards in Sheridan. And small numbers of PINE SISKINS a
Shorebirds add even more migrants as May progresses. May 10,
in Sheridan, SHORT-B. DOWITCHER plus SPOTTED SANDPIPER,
SOLITARY SANDPIPER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS and LEAST SANDPIPER.
Other shorebirds - RUDDY TURNSTONE on the Lake Erie shore in
Ontario, DUNLIN and WILSON'S SNIPE in Batavia, GREATER
YELLOWLEGS at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, and LEAST
SANDPIPERS on Ridge Lea Road in Amherst.
And, a GREAT HORNED OWL this week, mobbed by crows on
Koster Row in Snyder.
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, May 19.
Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may
report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and
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