BOS Field Trips and Events



Field Trip - Niagara River for Gulls with RBA

Date: 12/2/2018

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Joint Trip with the Rochester Birding Association (RBA) to look for gulls and waterfowl. The later date this year should increase our likelihood of seeing white-winged gulls as they have been arriving later in the fall. A spotting scope is helpful for viewing across long distances.

Meet at 9:00 AM in the parking lot just outside the old fort at Fort Niagara State Park. Because this trip will head across the border into Canada, make sure you have a passport, passport card, Nexus, or enhanced drivers license. Dress warmly!

Leaders:
RBA: Rick Stevens (585-689-1882)
BOS: Tom O'Donnell (716-284-5569) or tmodonnell@roadrunner.com

Meeting - Annual Holiday Celebration with Elections

Date: 12/12/2018

Location: Buffalo Museum of Science (map)

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Annual Holiday Celebration at 7:00 PM in the Jaeger Room of the Buffalo Museum of Science. Please bring a treat to share and enjoy an evening of birding friendship. We will also elect officers for the year 2019.

CBC - Wilson-Lake Plains

Date: 12/15/2018

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Contact Garner Light (garnerlight@hotmail.com) if you are able to participate. We are always looking for new people, so please invite them to help out if you know someone who would like to participate!

Also, If you know people that live within the count circle, please inform
them of the count, encourage them to fill their bird feeders, maybe even
participate as a Feeder-watcher.

I am considering changing the lunch time to 1pm instead of Noon. Seems like
the prime birding is from dawn- 1pm.

CBC - BOS

Date: 12/16/2018

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Please join us for the annual Buffalo Ornithological Society's Christmas Bird Count. Please join in the fun, the more the merrier! Contact David Gordon for an assignment.

Compiler: David Gordon (dgordonphoto@yahoo.com or 716-390-1429)

CBC - Jamestown, NY

Date: 12/16/2018

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Compiler: Bill Seleen (wseleen@stny.rr.com or 716-664-4204)

CBC - St. Catharines, Ontario

Date: 12/16/2018

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Compiler: Bob Highcock / Jean Hampson (bob.jean@sympatico.ca or home: 905-688-1260 or cell: 905-327-5457)

CBC - Beaver Meadow Audubon

Date: 12/22/2018

Location: Beaver Meadow Audubon Center (map)

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You are invited to join the Buffalo Audubon Society for their annual Christmas Bird Count which is centered around Beaver Meadow in Java, NY. Coffee and donuts for volunteers at 7:30am at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center. The count begins at 8am. Please contact Tom Kerr for an assignment.

Compiler: Tom Kerr (tkerr.buffaloaudubon@gmail.com or Beaver Meadow 585-457-3228 Tues - Sat)

8 AM start but come early for coffee and donuts at 7:30!

CBC - Niagara Falls, NY/Ontario

Date: 12/27/2018

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Compilers:

Marcie Jacklin (Ontario: mjacklin@brocku.ca or 905-871-2577)

Willie D'Anna (NYS: dannapotter@roadrunner.com or 716-751-3637)

CBC - Oak Orchard, NY

Date: 12/27/2018

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Compiler: Celeste Morien (celeste.morien@gmail.com or 585-721-8202)

CBC - Hamburg-East Aurora, NY

Date: 12/29/2018

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Compiler: Tom O'Donnell (tmodonnell@roadrunner.com or 716-284-5569)

CBC - Port Colbourne, Ontario

Date: 12/29/2018

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Compiler: Drew Campbell (drew.campbell@gm.com or drewcampbell@roadrunner.com; (home) 716-668-0759 or (cell) 812-797-6679)

Meet at McDonald's, Highway 3 and Highway 58, Port Colborne at 8AM

CBC - Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY

Date: 1/1/2019

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Christmas Bird Count - Dunkirk / Fredonia
Compiler: Joanne Goetz
p: 716-673-1627
e: goetz@netsync.net

Waterfowl Count and Bald Eagle Survey

Date: 1/1/2019

Location: Lakes Erie and Ontario, Niagara River, inland open waterways

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The count window will be added soon. Contact the compiler for info. Jim Landau at 716-941-3869 or landaujr@gmail.com.

See our Waterfowl Count page for more details: Waterfowl Count

Meeting - Jean Iron Presents on Antarctic Seabirds

Date: 4/10/2019

Location: Buffalo Museum of Science (map)

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April 10th: Wed. BOS Meeting in the Cummings Room of the Buffalo Museum of Science at 7:00 PM.

Antarctic Seabirds
In this presentation, we will look at superb adaptations and sleek plumages of seabirds from albatrosses to tiny storm-petrels living in remote, windswept, cold Antarctica. In our quest for pelagic birds of the southern ocean, Jean will take us on an Antarctic voyage illustrated with photos and action videos.

Jean Iron
Jean Iron is one of Ontario’s best-known birders, having been President of the Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) for nine years and editor of its newsletter for 14. In 2016, she received the Distinguished Ornithologist Award from the Ontario Field Ornithologists.

Jean has a special interest in Shorebirds, Gulls and recently in Seabirds. She loves the Niagara River, where she co-led the OFO Niagara trip for 17 years and gave gull identification workshops and quizzes. Jean presents shorebird identification workshops at Point Pelee's Festival of Birds in May. Her passion for shorebirds takes her annually to the James Bay coast to survey for Canadian Wildlife Service.

Jean travels to many parts of the world studying and enjoying wildlife and digital photography. Her photos are featured in many publications.

As an experienced expedition leader, Jean has taken Quest Nature Tours groups to Antarctica, Iceland, Canada’s High Arctic, Svalbard in Arctic Norway, Costa Rica and Panama, Japan, French Polynesia, the Galapagos and other countries in central and South America. This evening Jean will share her fascination for Antarctic Seabirds.

BOS Travel Trip - Cape May, NJ with pelagic trip

Date: 8/11/2019

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Cape May, here we come again! If you attended the last BOS trip to Cape May in October 2016, this adventure will present quite a different suite of birds. This time of year is best for shorebird diversity. Neotropical migrants will be starting up and we have a chance at seeing the more southern specialties as they head south; Worm-eating, Prothonotary and Kentucky Warblers, Orchard Oriole, Blue Grosbeak and more. Local breeding birds should still be around so we will try to find ourselves Yellow-breasted Chat, Prairie Warbler and Blue Grosbeak.
An option during this trip will be an overnight pelagic trip out of Cape May run by Paulagics. The date for the pelagic is tentatively August 11-12. Species we expect to see on this pelagic include Band-rumped, Leach's and Wilson's Storm-Petrels, Cory's, Great and Audubon's Shearwaters, Black-capped Petrel, Parasitic Jaeger and Red-necked Phalarope. It is a good time of year for White-faced Storm-Petrel and Bridled Tern as well! The pelagic will either begin or end the 4 days of our Cape May birding adventure. Therefore as soon as the pelagic date is set, I will then choose the extra days for land birding. For those interested in the land birding and NOT the pelagic trip, you can arrive before/after the pelagic and join the group.
This is more of a heads up for the trip window so you can plan your next summer's schedule. Stay tuned for updates and details. Contact Alec Humann (alechumann@msn.com) to be added to the list of participants.

BOS Travel Trip - Costa Rica

Date: 2/4/2020

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BOS Travel Trip - Costa Rica

Date: 2/5/2020

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BOS Travel Trip - Costa Rica

Date: 2/6/2020

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BOS Travel Trip - Costa Rica

Date: 2/7/2020

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BOS Travel Trip - Costa Rica

Date: 2/8/2020

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BOS Travel Trip - Costa Rica

Date: 2/9/2020

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BOS Travel Trip - Costa Rica

Date: 2/10/2020

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BOS Travel Trip - Costa Rica

Date: 2/11/2020

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BOS Travel Trip - Costa Rica

Date: 2/12/2020

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BOS Travel Trip - Costa Rica

Date: 2/13/2020

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BOS Travel Trip - Costa Rica

Date: 2/14/2020

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