Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rare Bird Alert

September 20 in the Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area, a first fall WHITE IBIS was photographed at Woods Marsh/Hunt Club Marsh, north of Bartel Road and east of Ditch Road. WHITE IBIS is an exceptional rarity - only one previous record in the history of the BOS records.

Also September 20, a HUDSONIAN GODWIT in Ontario, at the Mosaic Ponds on Rymer Road, north of Rock Point Park in Dunnville. Besides the godwit at the ponds, STILT SANDPIPER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, PEREGRINE FALCON and 6 GREAT EGRETS. At Rock Point Park, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, RED KNOT and SANDERLING, plus NORTHERN PARULA and MAGNOLIA WARBLER. And at Windmill Point in Fort Erie, 2 more RED KNOTS.

Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario

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