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Snowy Owl [outside region]
Amer. Tree Sparrow
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 12, 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 January 5 through
January 12 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
Several highlights from the Ontario side of the
At Fort Erie, an immature, male KING EIDER,
January 5 through at least the 7th, on the upper
Niagara River at the Catherine Street parking
area. The KING EIDER has also been viewed from
Broderick Park, on Unity Island in Buffalo.
Also at Catherine Street, five FISH CROWS on the
In Niagara Falls, Ontario, January 5 and 6, 17
SANDHILL CRANES, one of the higher counts in the
BOS archives, on Crowland Avenue, south of Ridge
And in Port Weller, Ontario, an adult TRUMPETER
SWAN has been residing at the marina at Jones
Beach. Back in New York State, an immature
TRUMPETER SWAN, January 11, on Lake Ontario at
the Wilson Pier, in Niagara County.
Other reports from the upper Niagara River this
week - one LITTLE GULL among 300 BONAPARTE'S
GULLS below the Peace Bridge. Five TUNDRA SWANS
at the International Railroad Bridge. And along
the Bird Island Pier from Broderick Park, a pair
of HARLEQUIN DUCKS continue, with two RUDDY
DUCKS, two GADWALLS and seven HOODED MERGANSERS.
January 8 in Chautauqua County, a rare OREGON
JUNCO in the fields on Center Road in the Town of
Sheridan, with DARK-EYED JUNCOS and AMER. TREE
SPARROWS, plus SNOW BUNTINGS and HORNED LARKS. At
the Dunkirk Airport, two SHORT-EARED OWLS, and
numbers of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS, AMERICAN ROBINS,
CEDAR WAXWINGS, WHITE-CR. SPARROWS and WHITE-THR.
Also this week - ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at the Boston
Road exit from Route 219. And, one of the
report's frequent contributors, noted a SNOWY OWL
and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, outside the region, on the
grounds of the Highland Hospital on South Avenue
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening,
January 19. 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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