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The arrival of rare fall mid-October and winter waterfowl - Part I

September 13, 2009
Observer Today

As the season of fall approaches, those of us who have access to the many waterways of our county such as Lake Erie, along with possible access to some of the smaller interior lakes such as Chautauqua Lake, Bear Lake and others, will very shortly begin to observe the fall and winter arrival of these water dwelling species. Data gathered from prior years' observations and the former Chautauqua County Bird Hotline, have identified 62 species of waterfowl sighted within our counties borders. Of these 62, The Red-throated Loon, Red-necked Grebe, Northern Gannet, and the American White Pelican, along with the Eared Grebe have been observed on rare occasions in our area providing a treat for local bird enthusiasts..

 
 

 

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