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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.

Birdline for September 10, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending September 10:
16 reports; 79 species reported.

Best of the week:
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON: Vischer Ferry 9/10 (2).
BLACK VULTURE: Thacher Park 9/10 (4)
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO: Hollyhock Hollow 9/4.
COMMON NIGHTHAWK: West Sand Lake 9/4; Delmar 9/7; Albany 9/10 (2).
MERLIN: Thacher Park 9/10.
PHILADELPHIA VIREO: Ferry Drive 9/10.
AMERICAN PIPIT: Cohoes Flats 9/7.
WILSONS WARBLER: Five Rivers 9/4.
CANADA WARBLER: Thurman 9/7.

Other notables:
American Wigeon: Vischer Ferry 9/7.
Common Loon: Thurman 9/7.

Birdline for September 3, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending September 3:
11 reports; 52 species reported including 17 warbler species

Best of the week:
AMERICAN BITTERN: Cherry Plain SP 8/30; Thurman 9/1 (2).
GREAT EGRET: Kingsbury 8/31 (2).
WILSONS SNIPE: Huyck Preserve 8/30 (3)
COMMON NIGHTHAWK: Glenmont 8/31 (6)
MERLIN: Albany 8/28.
TENNESSEE WARBLER: Albany 9/1.
CANADA WARBLER: Albany 9/1 (2).

Other notables:
Osprey: Five Rivers 8/28.
Northern Harrier: Wrights Loop 8/29 (2).
Broad-Winged Hawk: Cherry Plain SP 8/30; Basic Creek 8/30.
Semipalmated Plover: Stanton Pond 8/30.

Birdline for August 27, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending August 27:
32 reports; 57 species reported.

Best of the week:
LEAST BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 8/24 (2)
SNOWY EGRET: Cohoes Falls 8/21, 8/24, 8/26.
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON: Coeymans Landing 8/24.
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER: Cohoes Flats 8/21
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER: Stillwater 8/22, 8/23, 8/24.
UPLAND SANDPIPER: Coxsackie 8/24 (2), 8/26 (2).
BAIRDS SANDPIPER: Stillwater 8/22, 8/23.
PHALAROPE Sp.: Cohoes Flats 8/21 (2).
BONAPARTES GULL: Coeymans Landing 8/22 (14)

Birdline for August 20, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending August 20:
16 reports; 41 species reported.

Best of the week:
GREAT EGRET: Fort Miller 8/15; Crescent 8/17 (14).
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Fort Edward 8/17, 8/18 (2); Vischer Ferry 8/18.
COMMON NIGHTHAWK: Pine Bush 8/15 (4); Albany 8/19 (30+).
AMERICAN KESTREL: Fort Edward 8/15 (49), 8/17 (18).
CLIFF SWALLOW: Fort Edward 8/15; Kingsbury 8/16.

Other notables:
Bald Eagle: 5 reports.
Northern Harrier: Fort Edward 8/18.
Eastern Screech-Owl: Halfmoon 8/19.
Peregrine Falcon: Cohoes Flats 8/16.
Yellow-throated Vireo: Vischer Ferry 8/18.

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