- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/08/2018
* NYBU1803.08
- Birds mentioned

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  Please submit reports to
  dsu...@buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
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  GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
  ROSS'S GOOSE
  EURASIAN WIGEON
  Cackling Goose
  Great Blue Heron
  Tundra Swan
  Northern Pintail
  Canvasback
  Ring-necked Duck
  Hooded Merganser
  Bald Eagle
  Cooper's Hawk
  Peregrine Falcon
  Sandhill Crane
  Killdeer
  American Woodcock
  Snowy Owl
  Pileated Woodpecker
  American Robin
  Northern Shrike
  Red-w. Blackbird
  Common Grackle
  American Goldfinch

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  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             03/08/2018
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:          www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

  Thursday, March 8, 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 February 22
  through March 8 from the Niagara Frontier
  Region.

  Waterfowl migration is in full motion,
  highlighted by a count of 23 GR. WHITE-FR.
  GEESE, February 27, on Posson Road, north of
  the Iroquois Refuge in the Town of Shelby.
  February 22 through 26, seven GR. WHITE-FR.
  GEESE in the Niagara County Town of Somerset,
  at Johnson Creek Road and Townline Road.

  Also at the Somerset location, a ROSS'S GOOSE
  on the same dates, with a CACKLING GOOSE and
  seven waterfowl species including over 100
  TUNDRA SWANS.

  February 28, another ROSS'S GOOSE at Kumpf
  Marsh, on Lewiston Road in the Iroquois Refuge.
  Two SANDHILL CRANES also at Kumpf marsh and a
  NORTHERN SHRIKE in the refuge area. On the
  south of Lewiston Road in the Tonawanda
  Wildlife Management Area, a rare and early
  EURASIAN WIGEON at Feeder Marsh on March 3 and
  4.

  Other waterfowl reports - flocks of TUNDRA
  SWANS along the Lake Ontario shore. Over 50
  TUNDRA SWANS on the Niagara River at Strawberry
  Island. Large flocks of CANVASBACKS on the
  Niagara at Gratwick Park in Tonawanda. In the
  Southern Tier, on Swamp Road in Cattaraugus
  County, abundant NORTHERN PINTAILS with RING-
  NECKED DUCKS, HOODED MERGANSER and SCAUP, plus
  a flock of KILLDEER.

  February 24, the arrival of AMERICAN WOODCOCK
  was noted on Grand Island - the woodcock was
  heard in the early morning next to the Fantasy
  Island park.

  GREAT BLUE HERONS have begun nesting activities
  at the colony on Motor Island in the upper
  Niagara River. Multiple BALD EAGLES continue
  nearby at Strawberry Island.

  Recent SNOWY OWL reports - the Point Breeze
  pier on Lake Ontario at Oak Orchard Creek,
  along Route 18 in Niagara County, and South
  Woods Road in Shelby.

  Other reports - PEREGRINE FALCON at the north
  Grand Island bridge. PILEATED WOODPECKER at a
  suet feeder in Medina. Single AMERICAN ROBINS
  arriving at many locations. And at feeders,
  RED-W. BLACKBIRDS, COMMON GRACKLES, AMERICAN
  GOLDFINCHES and hunting COOPER'S HAWKS.

  There will be a BOS on Wednesday, March 14, at
  7 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science. A
  program on bird feeding will be presented by
  Wild Birds Unlimited. Visitors are always
  welcome at BOS meetings.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
  evening, March 15. Please call in your
  sightings by noon Thursday. You may report
  sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling
  and reporting.

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