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Birdline for May 18, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending May 18:

47 reports; 128 species reported including 28 warbler species

Best of the week:

AMERICAN BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 5/14 (2).

LEAST BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 5/14

SANDHILL CRANE: Bethlehem 5/17.

AMERICAN AVOCET: Kingsbury 5/17.

WILLET: Kingsbury 5/17.

DOWITCHER sp.: Kingsbury 5/17 (3).

BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Vischer Ferry 5/12; Five Rivers 5/13; Halfmoon 5/14.

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER: Five Rivers 5/13-5/17.

PHILADELPHIA VIREO: Pine Bush 5/17.

CLIFF SWALLOW: Catskill Point 5/13.

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER: Five Rivers 5/12.

Birdline for May 11, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending May 11:

54 reports; 146 species reported including 26 warbler species

Best of the week:

AMERICAN BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 5/8, 5/11.

LEAST BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 5/9.

SORA: Vischer Ferry 5/6.

SANDHILL CRANE: Florida 5/5.

BONAPARTES GULL: Saratoga Lake 5/6 (40); 5/7 (15).

CASPIAN TERN: Saratoga Lake 5/6; Coeymans 5/6 (2)

BLACK TERN: Saratoga Lake 5/5 (2), 5/6 (2)

COMMON TERN: Saratoga Lake 5/5, 5/6 (2)

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO: Schodack Island SP 5/10 (2)

WHIP-POOR-WILL: Malta Tech Park 5/11

Birdline for May 4, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending May 4:

70 reports; 137 species reported

Best of the week:

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Coxsackie 5/1.

AMERICAN BITTERN: Black Creek 4/28; Charleston SF 5/4.

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Wilton 4/30.

SORA: Niskayuna 5/4.

SANDHILL CRANE: Glen 5/1.

BONAPARTES GULL: Cohoes Flats 5/1 (20), 5/2 (2); Saratoga Lake 5/3 (23); Fort Hunter 5/4 (18).

CASPIAN TERN: 8 reports

BLACK TERN: Coeymans Landing 5/2; Crescent 5/2.

COMMON TERN: 6 reports.

WHIP-POOR-WILL: Stanton Pond 4/30.

PURPLE MARTIN: Cohoes Flats 5/2, 5/3; Saratoga Lake 5/3 (5).

Birdline for April 27, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending April 27:

44 reports; 112 species reported.

Best of the week:

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (possible): Alcove reservoir 4/21.

RED-NECKED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 4/25 (12).

NORTHERN GOSHAWK: Five Rivers 4/27.

BONAPARTES GULL: Colonie 4/24; Round Lake 4/26 (4).

CASPIAN TERN: Colonie 4/24.

CLIFF SWALLOW: Round Lake 4/26.

RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Burnt Hills 4/22; Bog Meadow 4/24 (2); Charlton 4/25 (50); Niskayuna 4/25..

Other notables (transients, first arrivals and occasional visitors only, due to the number of species reported)

Birdline for April 13, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending April 13

23 reports; 69 species reported

Best of the week:

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Saratoga Lake 4/9 (3), 4/12 (2).

RED-NECKED GREBE: Albany 4/8-4/13; Alcove Resrvoir 4/10 (8); Saratoga Lake 4/10 (7), 4/12.

BONAPARTES GULL: Saratoga Lake 4/9 (2)

VESPER SPARROW: Delmar 4/10 (2)

RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Vischer Ferry 4/9 (2), 4/13.

Other notables:

Ring-necked Duck: Loughberry Lake 4/9 (220)

Greater Scaup: Saratoga Lake 4/9 (40), 4/12 (40); Loughberry Lake 4/9 (8)

Birdline for April 6, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending April 6

24 reports; 62 species reported

Best of the week:

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Saratoga Lake 4/2.

RED-NECKED GREBE: Albany 4/6.

BONAPARTES GULL: Coxsackie Boat Launch 4/2 (4).

VESPER SPARROW: Stuyvesant 4/5.

Other notables:

Greater Scaup: Saratoga Lake 4/2 (~40)

Lesser Scaup: Saratoga Lake 4/2 (~120)

Pied-billed Grebe: Vosburgh Marsh 4/2; Saratoga Lake 4/2

Osprey: Ballston Creek Preserve 4/2 (2); Bog Meadow 4/3

Bald Eagle: Vosburgh Marsh 4/2 (3)

American Kestrel: Schodack 4/3.

Peregrine Falcon: Albany 4/5.

Birdline for March 30, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending March 30:

25 reports, 77 species reported

Best of the week:

GOLDEN EAGLE: Selkirk 3/27.

VIRGINIA RAIL: Black Creek Marsh 3/24

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER: Colonie 3/26

Other notables:

Snow Goose: Collins Lake 3/24 (6); Stuyvesant 3/28

Northern Shoveler: Vischer Ferry 3/25 (2), 3/26.

Ruddy Duck: Nassau Lake 3/26.

Ring-necked Pheasant: Stuyvesant 3/28

Ruffed Grouse: Black Creek Marsh 3/26

Common Loon: Coeymans Landing 3/26.

Pied-billed Grebe: 5 reports

Double-crested Comorant: Green Island 3/26.

Birdline for March 23, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending March 23:

41 reports; 69 species reported

Best of the week:

GREAT CORMORANT: Catskill 3/19 (2), 3/20 (3); Germantown 3/22 (2).

GOLDEN EAGLE: Coeymans Hollow 3/19.

RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Saratoga 3/19; Vischer Ferry 3/20 (5); Ballston Creek Preserve 3/22 (4).

RED CROSSBILL: Rensselaerville SF (7).

Other notables:

Snow Goose: Collins Lake 3/23 (6).

Gadwall: Vischer Ferry 3/17, 3/20

American Wigeon: Vischer Ferry 3/17; Saratoga Lake 3/20 (3)

Northern Shoveler: Vischer Ferry 3/17, 3/19 (5), 3/20 (4).

Birdline for March 16, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending March 16

13 reports, 50 species reported

Best of the week:

EURASIAN WIGEON: Vischer Ferry 3/13.

CANVASBACK: Basic Creek 3/10

RED-THROATED LOON: Latham 3/10

ICELAND GULL: Colonie Landfill 3/11; Waterford 3/11 (2)

Other Notables:

Mute Swan: Bog Meadow 3/13.

Gadwall: Vischer Ferry 3/12, 3/13 (2)

American Wigeon: Vischer Ferry 3/10 (2), 3/12 (20), 3/13; Bog Meadow 3/13 (4)

Northern Shoveler: Vischer Ferry 3/12 (8), 3/13 (4)

Northern Pintail: Vischer Ferry 3/12 (4), 3/13 (2)

Birdline for March 9, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending March 9:

28 reports; 71 species reported

Best of the week:

GREAT CORMORANT: Germantown 3/6 (2), 3/9.

GOLDEN EAGLE: Catskill 3/3.

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Earlton 3/9; Ballston 3/9 (7).

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: Cohoes Flats 3/6.

GLAUCOUS GULL: Crescent Power Plant 3/6; Colonie Landfill 3/8.

RUSTY BLACKBIRD: Germantown 3/6 (2).

BALTIMORE ORIOLE: Ballston 3/9

RED CROSSBILL: Rensselaerville SF 3/4 (3).

PINE SISKIN: Austerlitz 3/9.

Other notables:

Mute Swan: Germantown 3/6, 3/9 (2).

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