Date: 10/24/19 5:15 pm From: David Suggs <dsuggs...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 24 Oct 2019
- RBA * New York * Buffalo * 10/24/2019 * NYBU1910.24 - Birds mentioned
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AMER. WHITE PELICAN RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD RED PHALAROPE CINNAMON TEAL (escape) AMERICAN AVOCET Horned Grebe American Bittern Long-tailed Duck Black Scoter Surf Scoter White-winged Scoter Chukar (release) Virginia Rail Sandhill Crane Semipalmated Plover Killdeer Greater Yellowlegs Least Sandpiper White-r. Sandpiper Pectoral Sandpiper Dunlin Long-b. Dowitcher Wilson's Snipe Little Gull Bonaparte's Gull Yellow-billed Cuckoo Eastern Screech-Owl 15 warbler species Eastern Towhee Red-w. Blackbird White-eyed Vireo
- Transcript Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science Date: 10/24/2019 Number: 716-896-1271 To Report: Same Compiler: David F. Suggs Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org
Thursday, October 24, 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 message.
Highlights of reports received September 26 through October 24 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
AMER. WHITE PELICANS have been the story of October. On the 8th, at least one white pelican was reported by a sailor on Lake Ontario, off Point Breeze in Orleans County.
In South Buffalo, October 15, a kayaker photographed an AMER. WHITE PELICAN on the banks of the Buffalo River, downstream of Cazenovia Creek. Later the same date, likely the same pelican was reported nearby at South Park Lake. Since initial reports, this pelican has been reported on Cazenovia Creek along South Legion Drive, and at Tifft Nature Preserve.
And October 19, in the Southern Tier, two AMER. WHITE PELICANS at Brown's Marsh, on Route 417, outside the Village of Wellsville in Allegany County.
October 5 to 7, in Chautauqua County, a very rare RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD at a feeder in Forestville.
A rare RED PHALAROPE, October 17, near the mouth of the Niagara River, at the Fort Niagara State Park boat launch. And, October 24, an AMERICAN AVOCET at a rentention pond on Route 5 in Hamburg, by the FedEx facility.
In early October, WHITE-EYED VIREO, YELLOW- BILLED CUCKOO and 15 warbler species at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo.
Mid-October, nine shorebirds still at Kumpf Marsh in the Iroquois Refuge were highlighted by a LONG-B. DOWITCHER, with SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, KILLDEER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST SANDPIPER, WHITE-R. SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, DUNLIN and WILSON'S SNIPE. Also, two each of AMERICAN BITTERN and VIRGINIA RAIL. At Ring-Necked Marsh in the refuge, up to 16 SANDHILL CRANES residing in the marsh and surrounding fields.
The season is changing, and new species are moving onto the upper Niagara River. LITTLE GULL among 300 BONAPARTE'S GULLS at the Peace Bridge. Waterfowl include SURF SCOTER, WHITE- WINGED SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER and LONG-TAILED DUCK, plus HORNED GREBE.
October 20, an escaped CINNAMON TEAL, otherwise an exceptional rarity, at the Batavia Waste Water Plant. And in an Eden backyard, a CHUKAR, a released game bird.
Other recent reports - In a Hamburg yard, an EASTERN TOWHEE, and on Camp Road, two RED-W. BLACKBIRDS at a feeder. And an EASTERN SCREECH- OWL calling repeatedly in the University District in Buffalo.
There will be a BOS field trip, Saturday, October 26, to the Lake Ontario Plains of Niagara and western Orleans Counties. Meet at 8 AM at the Tops Market in Wright's Corners, on Route 78 at 104, north of Lockport. Bring a lunch for a full day trip, and visitors are always welcome on BOS field trips.
You may report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and reporting.