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L. Black-b. Gull
Great 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, 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
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
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
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
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