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Birdline for July 23, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending July 23:
9 reports; 42 species reported

Best of the week:
GREAT EGRET: Cohoes Flats 7/21 (2), 7/23.
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Fox Hill 7/17.
UPLAND SANDPIPER: Fort Edward 7/19.
MOURNING WARBLER: Fox Hill 7/17 (2).
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW: Fort Edward 7/19.

Other notables:
Common Loon: Fox Hill 7/17; Glen Lake 7/19.
Bald Eagle: Cohoes Flats 7/20.
Northern Harrier: Fort Edward 7/19.
Semipalmated Plover: Cohoes Flats 7/20 (2), 7/23.
Lesser Yellowlegs: Cohoes Flats 7/20 (2).
Semipalmated Sandpiper: Cohoes Flats 7/20 (2), 7/22 (2), 7/23.

Birdline for July 16, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending July 16:
18 reports, 77 species reported.

Best of the week:
AMERICAN BITTERN: Kingsbury 7/16.
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER: Cohoes Flats 7/15, 7/16.
AMERICAN WOODCOCK: Fox Hill 7/14 (3).
CASPIAN TERN: Hudson 7/15.
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Fox Hill 7/14; Kingsbury 7/16.
SWAINSONS THRUSH: Fox Hill 7/14 (5)
HOODED WARBLER: Pine Bush 7/12.
VESPER SPARROW: Saratoga County Airport 7/15 (2)
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: Fort Edward 7/14, 7/15 (4); Saratoga County Airport 7/15
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW: Fort Edward 7/16.

Other notables:
Common Loon: Garnet Lake 7/12 (2).

Birdline for July 9, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending July 9:
16 reports, 33 species reported

Best of the week:
LEAST BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 7/6 (2), 7/8.
VIRGINIA RAIL: Vischer Ferry 7/6; Bog Meadow 7/6, 7/9 (3).
SORA (possible): Vischer Ferry 7/8.
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Whitehall 7/6; Bog Meadow 7/9 (2).
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW: Fort Edward 7/7 (3), 7/8 (2)
ORCHARD ORIOLE: Saratoga Battlefield 7/5 (2), 7/6; Vischer Ferry 7/6.

Other notables:
Osprey: Vischer Ferry 7/8.
Northern Harrier: Fort Edward 7/8.
American Woodcock (with 3 young): Colonie 7/9.
Yellow-throated Vireo: Whitehall 7/6.

Birdline for May 28, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending May 28:
32 reports; 117 species reported

Best of the week:
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER: New Baltimore 5/23
AMERICAN BITTERN: Lake Desolation 5/25.
GREAT EGRET: Coxsackie Grasslands 5/28.
VIRGINIA RAIL: Ramshorn 5/23; Vischer Ferry 5/24
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO: Ramshorn 5/23; Vischer Ferry 5/24 (2)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: West Sand Lake 5/22; Palenville 5/23; Schodack Island 5/25; West Charlton 5/27.
BARRED OWL: Thurman 5/22; Malta Tech Park 5/25
COMMON NIGHTHAWK: Five Rivers 5/26 (2); Coeymans Hollow 5/26 (12).
WHIP-POOR-WILL: Stanton Pond 5/28.

Birdline for May 21, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending May 21:
40 reports including 5 century runs.
145 species reported.

Best of the week:
BRANT: Five Rivers 5/21 (60); Ramshorn 5/21 (200).
RED-THROATED LOON: Great Sacandaga Lake 5/17.
AMERICAN BITTERN: Black Creek Marsh 5/17; Oppenheim 5/17
LEAST BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 5/15, 5/17, 5/18 (2), 5/21; Black Creek Marsh 5/17 (3).
BLACK VULTURE: Black Creek Marsh 5/17 (2).
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Thurman 5/18.
COMMON GALLINULE: Vischer Ferry 5/17, 5/21 (2); Perth 5/17; Oppenheim 5/17
UPLAND SANDPIPER: Ames 5/18

Birdline for May 14, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending May 14:
72 reports
137 species
29 Warbler species plus 1 hybrid

Best of the week:
AMERICAN BITTERN: Five Rivers 5/9; Fort Edward 5/13.
GREAT EGRET: Vischer Ferry 5/11.
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON: Kingsbury 5/8 (2); Cheviot Landing 5/8 (2)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: South Glens Falls 5/13.
SORA: Vischer Ferry 5/8, 5/11
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Schodack Island 5/13; Voorheesville 5/13.
COMMON NIGHTHAWK: Ramshorn/Livingston 5/12; Claverack 5/13.
WHIP-POOR-WILL: Malta Tech Park 5/11, 5/12 (2-3); Stanton Pond 5/12.

Birdline for May 7, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending May 7:

Best of the week:
LONG-TAILED DUCK: Glen Lake 5/4 (4-6).
RED-NECKED GREBE: Glen Lake 4/30, 5/4 (75+).
AMERICAN BITTERN: Five Rivers 5/3, 5/4; Vischer Ferry 5/3, 5/5; Black Creek 5/7.
BLACK VULTURE: Coeymans Landing 5/1; Ravena 5/7 (2-3).
NORTHERN GOSHAWK: Fort Edward 5/1.
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Wilton 5/3.
VIRGINIA RAIL: Vischer Ferry 5/1 (2), 5/5, 5/7; Ramshorn/Livingston 5/2 (2), 5/7 (2); Black Creek 5/7.
SORA: Vischer Ferry 5/5, 5/7; Black Creek 5/7.
COMMON MOORHEN: Great Flats 5/6; Vischer Ferry 5/7.

Birdline for April 30, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending April 30:

Best of the week:
LONG-TAILED DUCK: Vischer Ferry Dam 4/26 (~40); Saratoga Lake 4/27 (3).
RED-THROATED LOON: Saratoga Lake 4/24, 4/25.
RED-NECKED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 4/24 (3), 4/27 (10); Coxsackie 4/26; Galway Lake 4/26 (2).
AMERICAN BITTERN: Oppenheim 4/25 (3).
SNOWY EGRET: Vosburgh Marsh 4/26.
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON: Cohoes 4/25
BLACK VULTURE: Glens Falls 4/26 (2); Crescent Power Plant 4/28.
SORA: Oppenheim 4/25.
UPLAND SANDPIPER: Ames 4/25 (4).
BONAPARTE'S GULL: Cohoes-Crescent 4/26 (6).

Birdline for April 23, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending April 23:

Best of the week:
LONG-TAILED DUCK: Saratoga Lake 4/17 (5).
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Saratoga Lake 4/20 (5).
AMERICAN BITTERN: Oppenheim 4/19.
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON: Albany 4/21, 4/22.
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Bog Meadow 4/19.
VIRGINIA RAIL: Vischer Ferry 4/17, 4/22; Bog Meadow 4/20.
UPLAND SANDPIPER: Ames 4/19 (3), 4/23 (2).
BONAPARTE'S GULL: Coeymans Landing 4/19 (2).
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER: Huyck Preserve 4/17.
RUSTY BLACKBIRD: 7 reports.

Other notables and new arrivals:
Northern Shoveler: Vischer Ferry 4/17 (6).

Birdline for April 9, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending April 9:

Best of the week:
TUNDRA SWAN: Fort Edward 4/6.
REDHEAD: Fort Miller 4/3; Vischer Ferry 4/5 (2).
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE: Fort Miller 4/3.
RED-THROATED LOON: Lock 7 4/5 (5), 4/6 (5).
RED-NECKED GREBE: Vischer Ferry 4/3.
GREAT EGRET: Papscanee 4/3 (2); Collins Lake 4/9.
GOLDEN EAGLE: Livingston 4/3; Fort Edward 4/6.
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Wright’s Loop 4/4.
VIRGINIA RAIL: Black Creek Marsh 4/8 (2+).
ICELAND GULL: Crescent Power Plant 4/4.
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: Crescent Power Plant 4/4.
CASPIAN TERN: Niskayuna 4/3.

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