RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Mar 2017


Black-capped Chickadee,©Barry Kent Mackay

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/23/2017
* NYBU1703.23
- Birds mentioned

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  Please submit reports to
  DSuggs@buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
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  ROSS'S GOOSE
  CACKLING GOOSE
  SHORT-EARED OWL
  EASTERN MEADOWLARK
  Red-throated Loon
  Horned Grebe
  Red-necked Grebe
  Tundra Swan
  Snow Goose
  Northern Pintail
  Blue-winged Teal
  Turkey Vulture
  Northern Harrier
  Red-shouldered Hawk
  Ring-billed Gull
  Thayer's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Great Black-b. Gull
  Snowy Owl
  American Robin
  Northern Shrike

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date: 03/23/2017
  Number: 716-896-1271
  To Report: Same
  Compiler: David F. Suggs
  Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

  Thursday, March 23, 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 March 16 through
  March 23 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

  March 20 in the Lake Ontario Plains, a ROSS'S
  GOOSE, on Route 18, just east of Niagara-
  Orleans Countyline Road. On the west side of
  the countyline road, 14 CACKLING GEESE.

  Abundant SNOW GEESE in the lake plains and on
  Lake Ontario - up to 500 on Marshall Road in
  Yates, and 1200 SNOW GEESE on Lake Ontario at
  Route 63. Also on the lake, counts of 50, 84
  and 128 RED-NECKED GREBES, with HORNED GREBES
  and small numbers of RED-THROATED LOONS.

  Also in the Town of Yates, two SHORT-EARED OWLS
  and NORTHERN SHRIKE along Lower Lake Road.

  March 18 in Ontario, EASTERN MEADOWLARK with
  AMERICAN ROBINS on Kottmeier Road in Thorold.
  Other early spring reports - BLUE-WINGED TEAL
  at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island and
  flocks of NORTHERN PINTAILS on Lake Ontario. A
  pair of RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS near the Buffalo
  Airport in Cheektowaga. And TURKEY VULTURES at
  multiple locations.

  Catching up from earlier in March - gulls at
  Goat Island in Niagara Falls, New York,
  included THAYER'S GULL, 5 ICELAND GULLS, 7 L.
  BLACK-B. GULLS, 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS and 9 GREAT
  BLACK-B. GULLS. And, on the Buffalo waterfront,
  SNOWY OWL viewed from the Erie Basin Marina
  Tower.

  Other recent reports - On Hunt Road in
  Chautauqua County, flocks of TUNDRA SWANS and a
  NORTHERN HARRIER. And a flock of RING-BILLED
  GULLS, including various ages and plumages,
  frequenting a parking lot at Ashland and
  Portage Roads in Niagara Falls.

  There will be a BOS field trip to the Lake
  Ontario Plains, on Saturday, March 25th. Meet
  at 8 AM at the Tops Market in Wright's Corners,
  at Routes 78 and 104, north of Lockport. Bring
  a lunch for a full day trip, and visitors are
  always welcome on BOS trips.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
  evening, March 30. 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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