Date: 3/29/18 6:39 pm From: David Suggs <dsuggs...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 29 Mar 2018
- RBA * New York * Buffalo * 03/29/2018 * NYBU1803.29 - Birds mentioned
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Pied-billed Grebe Great Blue Heron Great Egret Gr. White-fr. Goose Cackling Goose Black Scoter Turkey Vulture Bald Eagle Rough-legged Hawk Chukar Sandhill Crane Killdeer Little Gull Snowy Owl Short-eared Owl Northern Flicker Pileated Woodpecker Tree Swallow Purple Finch Pine Siskin
- Transcript Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science Date: 03/29/2018 Number: 716-896-1271 To Report: Same Compiler: David F. Suggs Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org
Thursday, March 29, 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 March 22 through March 29 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
GREAT EGRETS returned to the region this week. At least five pair on nest with the GREAT BLUE HERONS at Motor Island in the upper Niagara River. Single GREAT EGRET on Johnson's Creek at Lake Ontario in Carlton.
March 26, 20 TREE SWALLOWS in the Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area.
In the Southern Tier, SHORT-EARED OWL and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK in the Cattaraugus County Town of Hinsdale.
Two SNOWY OWLS on the outer harbor breakwall in Buffalo. Also at the harbor, BLACK SCOTER at the Bell Slip. On the lower Niagara River, two reports of LITTLE GULL at Lewiston. From Grand Island, PILEATED WOODPECKER at Buckhorn Island State Park, PIED-BILLED GREBE at Beaver Island State Park and a CHUKAR, likely an escaped game bird, at a Grand Island feeder.
GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE still at several locations. One at the Gypsum Ponds in Oakfield, two at Murdock Road and Route 18 in Yates, three at Burgess and Lower Lake Road in Somerset, and at least four GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE still at Kumpf Marsh in the Iroquois Refuge. CACKLING GEESE also at several locations in the Lake Ontario Plains.
Other reports - two SANDHILL CRANES on Fletcher Chapel Road in Shelby. BALD EAGLE over the Village of Depew. PINE SISKIN at two locations. PURPLE FINCH in Wilson. And, continued reports of TURKEY VULTURES, KILLDEER and NORTHERN FLICKERS.
There will be a BOS field trip this Saturday, March 31, to the Lake Ontario Plains of Niagara and Orleans Counties. Meet at 8 AM at the Tops Market in Wrights Corners, at Routes 78 and 104, north of Lockport. Bring a lunch for a full day trip. Visitors are always welcome on BOS trips.
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