[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 21 Mar 2019
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GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
March 21, 2019
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 late winter and early spring
reports from the Niagara Frontier Region.
During February, an exceptional count of 21 GR.
WHITE-FR. GEESE, at Oak Orchard Creek in
Waterport, in Orleans County. At Niagara Falls,
three male HARLEQUIN DUCKS wintered above the
falls off the Three Sisters Islands, and were
still present on March 7. Up to 140 TUNDRA
SWANS on Lake Ontario at Point Breeze during
January. In February, early TUNDRA SWANS in
Wilson, and a single reported TUNDRA SWAN over
Lake Erie at Derby.
February 27, in Chautauqua County, a BOHEMIAN
WAXWING among 110 CEDAR WAXWINGS on Temple Road
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK wintered on Lake Road near
Maple Road in Wilson. Late February, a RED-
SHOULDERED HAWK returned to a nest site in
North Boston. February 9, a TURKEY VULTURE,
either an early migrant or a wandering
resident, over the Town of Tonawanda. Small
numbers of SNOWY OWLS along the ice-jammed
Buffalo waterfront, and a single SNOWY OWL on
Route 219 at the Milestrip exit.
On the uper Niagara River, wintering
BONAPARTE'S GULLS, with unexplained full black
hoods, off Unity Island, and up to ten BALD
EAGLES at Strawberry Island.
Backyard and feeder highlights in late January
- NORTHERN SHRIKE in a Hamburg yard, and
EASTERN TOWHEE at a feeder in Blasdell, and
another towhee at a peanut butter feeder on
Flocks of WILD TURKEYS were widely reported,
including 11 at the south Grand Island bridges,
and 72 in a Medina yard.
Now into March, many early spring migrants.
EASTERN MEADOWLARK and KILLDEER at the Dunkirk
Airport. A LESSER SCAUP on Ellicott Creek at
the UB Campus. Multiple reports of TURKEY
VULTURES, AMERICAN ROBINS, COMMON GRACKLES and
RED-W. BLACKBIRDS. And, a singing WINTER WREN
Other reports - PILEATED WOODPECKER in the
Village of Williamsville, and a NORTHERN
MOCKINGBIRD in the Genesee County Town of
You may report sightings after the tone. Thank
you for calling and reporting.
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