- Transcript Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science Date: 05/10/2018 Number: 716-896-1271 To Report: Same Compiler: David F. Suggs Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org
Thursday, May 10, 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 May 3 through May 10 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
A new species for the BOS region - May 10, on the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario, a BELL'S VIREO, singing on the east pier of the Welland Canal at Port Weller.
At least three SNOWY OWLS still on the breakwalls off the Buffalo waterfront this week. And, GLAUCOUS GULL at the Erie Basin Marina.
On the west side of Buffalo, a territorial pair of FISH CROWS at Grant Street and Route 198.
May 6, and early duo of SANDERLINGS at Eagle Bay, on Lake Erie in Chautauqua County. In Niagara County, WILSON'S PHALAROPE with a dozen YELLOWLEGS on Youngstown-Wilson Road, and BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, also with a dozen YELLOWLEGS, on Hulbert Road. On Grand Island, AMERICAN WOODCOCK at the Saint Martins Church property.
Migrant highlights this week included WHITE- EYED VIREO at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, with 2 RED-HEADED WDPKRS., BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and 6 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS. ORANGE-CR. WARBLER and "BREWSTER'S WARBLER" at Forest Lawn in Buffalo. And, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER in Orchard Park.
Other reports this week included RUBY-T. HUMMINGBIRD, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, GR. CR. FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-THR. VIREO, WARBLING VIREO, VEERY, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, WOOD THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD, BROWN THRASHER, BALTIMORE ORIOLE and PURPLE FINCH.
At feeders, PINE SISKINS in North Boston, and ROSE-BR. GROSBEAKS at several locations. And, two pair of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS at nest boxes at Sunset Beach, on Lake Ontario.
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, May 17. Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and reporting.