Date: 3/8/18 3:04 pm From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 08 Mar 2018
- RBA * New York * Buffalo * 03/08/2018 * NYBU1803.08 - Birds mentioned
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GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE ROSS'S GOOSE EURASIAN WIGEON Cackling Goose Great Blue Heron Tundra Swan Northern Pintail Canvasback Ring-necked Duck Hooded Merganser Bald Eagle Cooper's Hawk Peregrine Falcon Sandhill Crane Killdeer American Woodcock Snowy Owl Pileated Woodpecker American Robin Northern Shrike Red-w. Blackbird Common Grackle American Goldfinch
- Transcript Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science Date: 03/08/2018 Number: 716-896-1271 To Report: Same Compiler: David F. Suggs Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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 February 22 through March 8 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
Waterfowl migration is in full motion, highlighted by a count of 23 GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE, February 27, on Posson Road, north of the Iroquois Refuge in the Town of Shelby. February 22 through 26, seven GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE in the Niagara County Town of Somerset, at Johnson Creek Road and Townline Road.
Also at the Somerset location, a ROSS'S GOOSE on the same dates, with a CACKLING GOOSE and seven waterfowl species including over 100 TUNDRA SWANS.
February 28, another ROSS'S GOOSE at Kumpf Marsh, on Lewiston Road in the Iroquois Refuge. Two SANDHILL CRANES also at Kumpf marsh and a NORTHERN SHRIKE in the refuge area. On the south of Lewiston Road in the Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area, a rare and early EURASIAN WIGEON at Feeder Marsh on March 3 and 4.
Other waterfowl reports - flocks of TUNDRA SWANS along the Lake Ontario shore. Over 50 TUNDRA SWANS on the Niagara River at Strawberry Island. Large flocks of CANVASBACKS on the Niagara at Gratwick Park in Tonawanda. In the Southern Tier, on Swamp Road in Cattaraugus County, abundant NORTHERN PINTAILS with RING- NECKED DUCKS, HOODED MERGANSER and SCAUP, plus a flock of KILLDEER.
February 24, the arrival of AMERICAN WOODCOCK was noted on Grand Island - the woodcock was heard in the early morning next to the Fantasy Island park.
GREAT BLUE HERONS have begun nesting activities at the colony on Motor Island in the upper Niagara River. Multiple BALD EAGLES continue nearby at Strawberry Island.
Recent SNOWY OWL reports - the Point Breeze pier on Lake Ontario at Oak Orchard Creek, along Route 18 in Niagara County, and South Woods Road in Shelby.
Other reports - PEREGRINE FALCON at the north Grand Island bridge. PILEATED WOODPECKER at a suet feeder in Medina. Single AMERICAN ROBINS arriving at many locations. And at feeders, RED-W. BLACKBIRDS, COMMON GRACKLES, AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES and hunting COOPER'S HAWKS.
There will be a BOS on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science. A program on bird feeding will be presented by Wild Birds Unlimited. Visitors are always welcome at BOS meetings.
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, March 15. Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and reporting.