by Connie Oswald Stofko
Learn more about the birds that visit your garden with the new website Birds on the Niagara Frontier.
It is designed to promote interest in birding and wildlife conservation in Western New York and Southern Ontario.
The site was created by Gerry Rising, retired University at Buffalo math professor who has been bird watching for more than 80 years, and Michael Noonan, a retired Canisius College professor of Animal Behavior who has produced a dozen films that promote nature awareness and wildlife conservation.
If you want to identify the birds that come to your backyard feeder, check out the beginners page, where you’ll find a list of field guides and regional books.
The page also includes tips on choosing equipment, including binoculars, telescopes and cameras.
While you can see birds anywhere in Western New York, there are prime locations. You can see a list of hot spots here.
While some species of birds are year-long residents, others migrate in and out of Western New York. See when the different species are here.