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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, January 25, 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
Highlights of reports received during January
from the Niagara Frontier Region.
SNOWY OWLS have been reported not only on the
Buffalo waterfront, but also in the Village of
Depew, City of Tonawanda, Town of Eden, and
atop an abandoned store at the Boulevard Mall
in Amherst. The SNOWY OWLS on the waterfront
have often been viewed from the Erie Basin
Marina tower. Up to seven on the distant piers
and ice cover at the Niagara River source. Also
SNOWY OWLS on drifting ice floes off Grand
Island and Fort Niagara State Park.
Other Niagara River reports - NORTHERN HARRIER
hunting waterfowl at the offshore Donnelley's
Pier. BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE, early in the month,
off Fort Erie, Ontario. GLAUCOUS GULL at the
Erie Basin. GLAUCOUS GULL and ICELAND GULL at
Fort Niagara State Park. TUNDRA SWANS wintering
around Grand Island. Up to six BALD EAGLES at
Strawberry Island. And, single HORNED GREBES
and D.-CREST. CORMORANTS scattered along the
In the Lake Ontario Plains of Niagara County,
flocks of SNOW BUNTINGS and HORNED LARKS with a
few LAPLAND LONGSPURS. At Krull Park in Olcott,
eight EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and NORTHERN FLICKER.
RED-HEADED WDPKR. and two NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS
at Fort Niagara State Park. Also, SNOW BUNTINGS
reported at the Buffalo Airport.
Always surprising in winter, a WILSON'S SNIPE,
in late December, in a wet field in the
Cattaraugus County Town of Humphrey.
Also reported during January, a flock of
AMERICAN ROBINS on Sour Springs Road in the
Iroquois Refuge and NORTHERN FLICKER in
Buffalo. And at feeders, a male RED-W.
BLACKBIRD and EASTERN BLUEBIRD in Clarence
Center. PILEATED WOODPECKER, EASTERN TOWHEE,
WHITE-THR. SPARROW, RED-W. BLACKBIRD and COMMON
GRACKLE in North Boston. And a SONG SPARROW in
The Bird Report will be updated in February.
You may report sightings after the tone. Thank
you for calling and reporting.
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