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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.

Birdline for August 13, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending August 13:
12 reports; 33 species reported.

Best of the week:
GREAT EGRET: Mohawk River (Cohoes ? Vischer Ferry) 8/13 (20).
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT- HERON: Cohoes Flats 8/12.
VIRGINIA RAIL: Bog Meadow 8/11.
CASPIAN TERN: Catskill 8/7; Cohoes Flats 8/8 (2).
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Saratoga Battlefield 8/7; Putnam 8/10.
COMMON NIGHTHAWK: Colonie 8/8 (2); Bog Meadow 8/11.
CLIFF SWALLOW: Catskill 8/7 (2).
EVENING GROSBEAK: Bog Meadow 8/11 (5)

Other notables:
Bald Eagle: Cohoes Flats 8/8 (2); Green Island 6/10 (2).

Birdline for August 6, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending August 6:
10 reports, 47 species reported.

Best of the week:
LEAST BITTERN: Fort Miller 7/31; Vischer Ferry 8/3
GREAT EGRET: Vischer Ferry Power Plant 8/3 (5)
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Saratoga Battlefield 7/31 (2)
CLIFF SWALLOW: Glenmont 8/2 (2).
ORCHARD ORIOLE: Vischer Ferry 8/3

Other notables:
Osprey: Cohoes Falls 8/3; Crescent Power Plant 8/3.
Bald Eagle: Fort Miller 7/31 (2); Ferry Drive 8/3
Semipalmated Plover: Wrights Loop 7/31 (2).
Solitary Sandpiper: Ferry Drive 8/3
Lesser Yellowlegs: Cohoes Falls 8/3 (2).

Birdline for July 30, 2014

Birdline summary for week ending July 30:
9 reports; 32 species reported

Best of the week:
LEAST BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 7/29 (3).
GREAT EGRET: Vischer Ferry 7/25 (2); Peebles Island 7/24; Athens 7/26 (5).
BLACK VULTURE: Cohoes Flats 7/24 (2).
SANDHILL CRANE: South Glens Falls 7/27 (2).
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: West Charlton 7/24.
MERLIN: Cohoes Flats 7/24.
VESPER SPARROW: Saratoga County Airport 7/27 (2).
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: Saratoga County Airport 7/27.

Other notables:
Osprey: Cohoes Flats 7/24 (2).
Peregrine Falcon: Cohoes Flats 7/24.

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.

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