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L. Black-b. Gull
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, January 5, 2017
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 December 30 through
January 5 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
January 1, a rare gem on the Niagara River, an adult
SLATY-BACKED GULL at Goat Island, in Niagara Falls,
New York. The gull was upstream of the Three Sisters
Islands. January 2, the SLATY-BACKED GULL was
reported at the Ontario water control gates, across
the Niagara Falls rapids from Goat Island.
The SLATY-BACKED GULL was one of 11 gull species on
the Niagara River this week. An adult BLACK-HEADED
GULL continues at the lower river whirlpool. Other
gulls of note on the Niagara - LITTLE GULL, THAYER'S
GULL, ICELAND GULL, L. BLACK-B. GULL and GLAUCOUS
Also at Niagara Falls, up to five HARLEQUIN DUCKS,
including four adult males. The HARLEQUINS move
around in the rapids, and have been seen from Goat
Island and the Ontario Hydro Building.
Other reports this week - BLACK VULTURES on the
lower river at Lewiston. And, FOX SPARROW and four
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS at Tifft Nature Preserve in
The next BOS meeting will be on Wednesday, January
11, at 7 PM, at the Buffalo Museum of Science. The
program will be the popular Rarities Roundup, a
presentation on the rare species found in the region
during 2016. Visitors are always welcome at BOS
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening,
January 12. 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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