About Birds at Tifft
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Tifft Nature Preserve, along Fuhrmann Boulevard in Buffalo, New York, was established in 1976 to be a permanent natural area providing habitats for a variety of plant and animal communities, to encourage nature study and environmental education, and to foster an appreciation for nature and the environment.
The Preserve contains 264 acres of marsh, swamp, ponds, woodlands, thickets and grassy fields. Birds of 264 species and subspecies have been recorded within and immediately adjacent to its boundaries. The Preserve's proximity to the east shore of Lake Erie and its isolation from similar habitats make it very attractive for both migrant and resident birds. Sixty-five species of birds have been found breeding or probably breed here.
In 1998, the Preserve earned the distinction of "Important Bird Area" in New York State by the National Audubon Society.
Some Migrant Species, certain shorebirds, flycatchers and warblers, for example, have been recorded during their northward or southward passage in June, July or August, and therefore may be listed in the Checklist for the summer season as well. A few resident species, such as American Woodcock, sometimes arrive in late February and thus may be listed for both winter and spring seasons.
Species which usually travel in variously sized flocks and may visit the Preserve, such as Horned Lark, Snow Bunting, Red and White-winged Crossbills, Pine Siskin, and Evening Grosbeak, may occasionally exceed the number of individuals defined for the abundance category to which they have been assigned.