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
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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

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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.

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