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Birdline for November 26, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending November 26:
29 reports; 72 species reported

Best of the week:
BARNACLE GOOSE (possible): Stuyvesant 11/21.
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE: Stuyvesant 11/20.
REDHEAD: Saratoga Lake 11/26 (4).
HORNED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 11/22 (3), 11/23 (4), 11/28 (8).
RED-NECKED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 11/22 (3), 11/23 (3).
BLACK VULTURE: Slingerlands 11/22.
WILSONS SNIPE: Stillwater 11/20.
SHORT-EARED OWL (heard): Fort Edward 11/23.
MERLIN: Albany Airport 11/22; Colonie 11/23.
BALTIMORE ORIOLE: Normanskill Farm 11/23

Other Notables:

Birdline for November 19, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending November 19:
10 reports; 40 species reported

Best of the week:
HORNED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 11/15 (3)
RED-NECKED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 11/15 (2); Tomhannock 11/16.
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: 4-mile Point 11/14
MERLIN: Niskayuna 11/16.

Other notables:
Mute Swan: Tomhannock 11/16.
Gadwall: Saratoga Lake 11/15 (2)
American Wigeon: Vischer Ferry 11/16 (5)
Ring-necked Duck: Loughberry Lake 10/15 (1200+).
Greater Scaup: Loughberry Lake 10/15 (40+).
Lesser Scaup: Loughberry Lake 10/15 (80+).
Bufflehead: Saratoga Lake 11/15 (40+)

Birdline for November 12, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending November 12:

20 reports, 75 species reported

Best of the week:

CANVASBACK: Saratoga Lake 11/8 (4)

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Basic Creek 11/8 (2).

HORNED GREBE: Basic Creek 11/8.

RED-NECKED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 11/8 (8); Tomhannock 11/11, 11/12.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: Crescent Power Plant 11/8.

NORTHERN GOSHAWK: East Greenbush 11/11.

SNOW BUNTING: Basic Creek 11/8

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK: South Glens Falls 11/10.

RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Bog Meadow 11/7.

Other notables:

Mute Swan: Stony Creek 11/9 (6); Tomhannock 11/11.

Birdline for November 5, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending November 5

32 reports, 87 species reported

Best of the week:

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Lake George 10/31

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Fort Miller 11/2; Lake Colby 11/2.

RED-THROATED LOON: Lake George 10/31; Sacandaga Lake 11/4

HORNED GREBE: Basic Creek 10/30, 11/2; Tomhannock 10/30 (4); Saratoga Lake 11/1 (2)

RED-NECKED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 11/1 (2)

NORTHERN GOSHAWK: Galway Lake 11/4.

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Five Rivers 10/30

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: Crescent Power Plant 11/4.

CAPE MAY WARBLER: Albany 11/3.

Birdline for October 29, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending October 29:

34 reports; 97 species reported

Best of the week:

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Nassau Lake 10/23 (4).

HORNED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 10/23 (2), 10/24 (6), 10/28 (4); Basic Creek 10/27, 10/28; Nassau Lake 10/29.

RED-NECKED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 10/23, 10/24 (2), 10/28 (3); Galway Lake 10/25; Lake George 10/26 (3).

BONAPARTES GULL: Cohoes Flats 10/29.

SHORT-EARED OWL: Fort Edward 10/26, 10/27.

SWAINSONS THRUSH: Copake Falls 10/27.

AMERICAN PIPIT: Papscanee 10/23 (80), 10/27 (6); Livingston 10/24 (20); Coeymans 10/27 (80+).

Birdline for October 22, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending October 22:
25 reports; 93 species reported

Best of the week:
BLACK SCOTER: Nassau Lake 10/22.
RED-THROATED LOON: Saratoga Lake 10/16.
HORNED GREBE: Queensbury 10/16.
RED-NECKED GREBE: Queensbury 10/16; Saratoga Lake 10/16.
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Five Rivers 10/22; Austerlitz 10/22.
PECTORAL SANDPIPER: Stanton Pond 10/20 (5); Basic Creek 10/20.
SWAINSONS THRUSH: Loudonville 10/19 (2).
AMERICAN PIPIT: Huyck Preserve 10/17; Stanton Pond 10/20.
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER: Albany 10/21.
RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Fort Edward 10/20; Five Rivers 10/22.

Birdline for October 15, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending October 15:
26 reports; 81 species reported

Best of the week:
HORNED GREBE: Galway Lake 10/12 (2); Broadalbin 10/14.
RED-NECKED GREBE: Basic Creek 10/13.
GREAT EGRET: Tomhannock 10/9 (2).
BLACK VULTURE: Guilderland 10/12 (8)
PECTORAL SANDPIPER: Stanton Pond 10/13 (3).
WILSONS SNIPE: Five Rivers 10/9.
MERLIN: Five Rivers 10/10; Fort Edward 10/14.
AMERICAN PIPIT: Charlton 10/12 (5); Galway 10/12 (9); Huyck Preserve 10/13 (5); Cohoes Flats 10/13 (45)
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER: Albany 10/11; Fort Edward 10/12.

Birdline for October 8, 2014

Birdine summary for week ending October 8:
29 reports, 105 species reported including 10 sparrow species

Best of the week:
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Saratoga Lake 10/7 (5)
GREAT EGRET: Halfmoon 10/7.
BLACK VULTURE: Five Rivers 10/8 (20).
VIRGINIA RAIL: Stanton Pond 10/5.
MERLIN: Five Rivers 10/5, 10/7.
PECTORAL SANDPIPER: Cohoes Flats 10/2; Tomhannock 10/4 (6), 10/5 (5); Saratoga Sod Farm 10/7 (2).
SWAINSONS THRUSH: Johnstown 10/5.
AMERICAN PIPIT: Papscanee 10/3 (12+); Tomhannock 10/4; Schodack 10/4 (20+).

Birdline for October 1, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending October 1:
19 reports; 89 species reported including 17 warbler species.

Best of the week:
SORA: Greenport 9/26.
PECTORAL SANDPIPER: Stanton Pond 9/28,9/30.
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER: Cohoes Flats 9/26 (2), 9/27.
PHILADEPHIA VIREO: Pine Bush 9/25 (2).
TENNESSEE WARBLER: Pine Bush 9/25.
NORTHERN PARULA: Pine Bush 9/25; Five Rivers 9/25.
CAPE MAY WARBLER: Myosotis Lake 9/30.
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER: Five Rivers 9/25.
WILSONS WARBLER: Fort Edward 9/25.
LINCOLNS SPARROW: Fort Edward 9/25.
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW: Five Rivers 9/28.

Other notables:

Birdline for September 17, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending September 17:
18 reports; 78 species reported including 11 raptor and 15 warbler species.

Best of the week:
AMERICAN BITTERN: Thurman 9/12 (2).
LEAST BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 9/14.
NORTHERN GOSHAWK: Schodack Island SP 9/12; Helderberg Hawkwatch 9/17.
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Pinnacle 9/11.
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Five Rivers 9/14.
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER: Pine Bush 9/13.
MERLIN: Black Creek Marsh 9/11; Papscanee 9/14; Five Rivers 9/14.
PHILADELPHIA VIREO: Five Rivers 9/14; Vischer Ferry 9/15.
SWAINSONS THRUSH: Johnsburg 9/13.

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