Rare Bird Alerts

WNY Dial-A-Bird (716-896-1271)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PHONE is working again!

Dial-A-Bird is a public service provided by the Buffalo Museum of Science and the Buffalo Ornithological Society.  It is updated every Thursday with the noteworthy sightings of the previous week.  BOS meeting and field trip updates are also given at the end of the recorded message.  You will be instructed in how to leave a message if you so choose.  Dial-a-bird is also available in transcript form through the link below.

Click here to view the latest transcript.

BOS One Call Hotline

BOS members only are permitted to sign up for this automated telephone "hotline."  The hotline immediately notifies subscribing members of rare birds that have been sighted in the BOS study area. Details are provided with membership.

Mailing Lists

Area birders may wish to subscribe to one of the following mailing lists:


Gennesee Valley Birds Mailing List
Information on local Western New York bird sightings
To Subscribe: http://mail.geneseo.edu/mailman/listinfo/geneseebirds-l
Post To: geneseebirds-l@mail.geneseo.edu


Ontario Field Ornithologists Bird Sightings and Hotline Updates
To Subscribe: http://www.ofo.ca/information/ontbirdssetup.php
Post To:  ontbirds@hwcn.org Please follow the ONTBIRDDS Guidelines for report contents.


New York State Birds Mailing List
Subscribe To: listproc@CORNELL.EDU
Subscribe Message:  subscribe NYSBirds-L FirstName LastName
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photo of Lark Sparrow
Lark Sparrow, photographed at Bowen Rd Park, Fort Erie, Ontario, CA 11/24/2013

American White Pelican
photographed at Jack Custers Bird Sanctuary
in Niagara-on-the-Lake 11/27/2011

photo of Black-bellied Whistling Duck
photographed at Tonawanda WMA 8/22/2010