Date: 4/6/17 7:07 pm From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 06 Apr 2017
- RBA * New York * Buffalo * 04/06/2017 * NYBU1704.06 - Birds mentioned
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SNOWY OWL LONG-B. DOWITCHER KING EIDER EURASIAN WIGEON EARED GREBE Horned Grebe Red-necked Grebe American Bittern Great Blue Heron Great Egret Trumpeter Swan Gr. White-fr. Goose Snow Goose Cackling Goose Long-tailed Duck Turkey Vulture Osprey Bald Eagle Northern Goshawk Rough-legged Hawk Sandhill Crane Killdeer Wilson's Snipe American Woodcock Little Gull Bonaparte's Gull L. Black-b. Gull Common Tern Northern Flicker Pileated Woodpecker Eastern Phoebe Horned Lark Tree Swallow Golden-cr. Kinglet Eastern Bluebird Hermit Thrush Brown Thrasher Eastern Towhee Chipping Sparrow Field Sparrow Vesper Sparrow Fox Sparrow
- Transcript Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science Date: 04/06/2017 Number: 716-896-1271 To Report: Same Compiler: David F. Suggs Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org
Thursday, April 6, 2017
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.
Wide range of highlights received March 23 through April 6 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
From the Southern Tier - Cattaraugus County, SNOWY OWL still present at a farm in Hinsdale and NORTHERN GOSHAWK in Humphrey. Chautauqua County, two rare LONG-B. DOWITCHERS, plus 10 WILSON'S SNIPE, 125 HORNED LARKS, and FIELD SPARROW on March 29 in Sheridan. EARED GREBE with 2 L. BLACK-B. GULLS at Dunkirk Harbor. VESPER SPARROW at the Dunkirk Airport. And in Olean, a tagged TRUMPETER SWAN on the Allegany River.
The BOS field trip to the Lake Ontario Plains on March 30 was highlighted by an immature male KING EIDER at Golden Hill State Park, plus 2 GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE, 5 CACKLING GEESE and 11 SNOW GEESE around the Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road. Also on the field trip, HORNED GREBE, RED-NECKED GREBE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, KILLDEER, AMERICAN WOODCOCK and PILEATED WOODPECKER.
On the upper Niagara River - BALD EAGLES on nest at Strawberry Island. GREAT BLUE HERONS and GREAT EGRETS at the Motor Island heronry, OSPREY at Tonawanda and COMMON TERNS at Grand Island. On the lower river, 2 LITTLE GULLS among BONAPARTE'S GULLS and LONG-TAILED DUCKS off Lewiston.
In the Iroquois Refuge, EURASIAN WIGEON at Kumpf Marsh on March 29, 2 SANDHILL CRANES along Lewiston Road, and EASTERN BLUEBIRDS at the refuge headquarters.
From Buffalo, arriving AMERICAN BITTERN and BROWN THRASHER at Tifft Nature Preserve, and at Forest lawn, GOLDEN-CR. KINGLETS, HERMIT THRUSH and EASTERN TOWHEE.
Also during the past two weeks, multiple reports of migrant raptors, flocks of TURKEY VULTURES, NORTHERN FLICKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, TREE SWALLOW, CHIPPING SPARROW and FOX SPARROW.
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, April 13. Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and reporting.