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Birdline for July 1, 2015

Birdline summary for week ending July 1:

6 reports; 60 species reported

Best of the week:

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO: Fort Edward 6/29.

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER: Putnam Station 6/25.

MOURNING WARBLER: Lake Desolation 6/30.

VESPER SPARROW: Saratoga County Airport 6/26 (2).

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: Saratoga County Airport 6/26; Fort Edward 6/29

ORCHARD ORIOLE: Fort Edward 6/29.

Other notables:

Black-billed Cuckoo: Fort Edward 6/29.

American Kestrel: Saratoga County Airport 6/26.

Horned Lark: Saratoga County Airport 6/26

Bank Swallow: Lake Desolation 6/30.

Birdline for June 24, 2015

Birdline summary for week ending June 24:

4 reports; 73 species reported.

Best of the week:

BLACK VULTURE: Johnstown 6/21.

VIRGINIA RAIL: Bog Meadow 6/20 (2).

CANADA WARBLER: Bog Meadow 6/20 (5).

Other notables:

Blackburnian Warbler: Cherry Plain 6/20.

Indigo Bunting: East Hoosick 6/23

Pine Siskin: Providence 6/21 (2)

Thanks to Nancy Castillo (Providence), Edward Donnan (Johnstown), Ron Harrower (Bog Meadow) and R. Reed (East Hoosick).

Birdline for June 17, 2015

Birdline summary for week ending June 17:

10 reports; 33 species reported.

Best of the week:

UPLAND SANDPIPER: Fort Edward 6/11.

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER: Middleburg 6/11, 6/13.

CLIFF SWALLOW: Alcove 6/15.

CANADA WARBLER: Cherry Plain 6/13.

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW: Fort Edward 6/11 (2), 6/14 (2).

Other notables:

Black-billed Cuckoo: Fort Edward 6/14.

Winter Wren: Cherry Plain 6/13.

Wood Thrush: Fort Edward 6/14.

Nashville Warbler: Cherry Plain 6/13.

Eastern Meadowlark: Fort Edward 6/14.

Pine Siskin: Providence 6/14.

Birdline for June 10, 2015

Birdline summary for week ending June 10:

18 reports; 96 species reported.

Best of the week:

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Saratoga Lake 6/10 (2).

NORTHERN GOSHAWK: Voorheesville 6/7.

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Wilton 6/6.

SANDHILL CRANE: Greenwich 6/7.

UPLAND SANDPIPER: West Ames 6/7.

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPAPER: Stillwater 6/4

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER: Plateau Mountain 6/6 (23); Partridge Run 6/9.

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER: Middleburg 6/7.

CLIFF SWALLOW: Hudson Falls 6/9 (2).

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (heard): Austerlitz 6/9.

BICKNELLS THRUSH: Plateau Mountain 6/6 (26).

Birdline for May 27, 2015

Birdline summary for week ending May 27:

33 reports; 118 species reported

Best of the week:

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON: Coxsackie Grasslands 5/25

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Crescent Power Plant 5/25

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER: Cohoes Flats 5/24-5/27 (2).

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPAPER: Stillwater 5/26.

LAUGHING GULL: Crescent Power Plant 5/25

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: Cohoes Flats 5/25, 5/26

COMMON NIGHTHAWK: Coeymans Landing 5/23 (3); Stuyvesant Falls 5/24 (35); Saratoga lake 5/24 (2)

WHIP-POOR-WILL: Cold Spring Road 5/25 (4).

MERLIN: Hudson Falls 5/26.

Birdline for May 20, 2015

Birdline summary for week ending May 20:

37 reports; 139 species reported

Best of the week:

BRANT: Alcove Reservoir 5/16; New Baltimore 5/19 (50).

WHITE-WINGED SCOTER: Alcove Reservoir 5/16 (4)

RED-NECKED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 5/16 (2)

AMERICAN BITTERN: Onderdunk Marsh 5/16; Corbin Hill 5/16.

LEAST BITTERN: Black Creek Marsh 5/16; Vischer Ferry 5/16, 5/18

NORTHERN GOSHAWK: Berne 5/16.

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Stone Store SF 5/16.

SORA: Corbin Hill 5/16; Vischer Ferry 5/16, 5/18

COMMON GALLINULE: Saratoga County 5/16.

Birdline for May 13, 2015

Birdline summary for week ending May 13:

57 Reports; 138 species reported including 29 warbler species.

Best of the week:

AMERICAN BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 5/10; 5 Combines 5/11; Collins Lake 5/11.

LEAST BITTERN: 5 Combines 5/11; Vischer Ferry 5/12

BLACK VULTURE: Crescent Power Plant 5/11 (8)

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Coeymans 5/9.

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO: Five Rivers 5/9

NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL: Bolton 5/7.

WHIP-POOR-WILL: Hillsdale 5/6 (2), 5/9 (2); Coeymans 5/7.

CLIFF SWALLOW: Germantown 5/6

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH: Pine Bush 5/12

Birdline for May 6, 2015

Birdline for week ending May 6:

49 reports; 138 species reported including 21 warbler species

Best of the week:

RED-NECKED GREBE: Thompsons Lake 5/1.

AMERICAN BITTERN: Five Rivers 5/4; Five Combines 5/4.

LEAST BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 5/3

BLACK VULTURE: Austerlitz 5/4 (3).

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Northumberland 4/30.

SORA: Vischer Ferry 5/4

COMMON GALLINULE: Vischer Ferry 4/30, 5/1, 5/3

CASPIAN TERN: Colonie 5/1 (2).

WHIP-POOR-WILL: Malta Tech Park 5/6

SWAINSONS THRUSH: Albany 5/5.

TENNESSEE WARBLER: Five Rivers 5/6.

Birdline for April 22, 2015

Birdline summary for week ending April 22:

38 reports, 93 species reported

Best of the week:

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Queensbury 4/17 (3).

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Cobleskill Reservoir 4/21; Saratoga Lake 4/21 (2), 4/22 (7).

RED-NECKED GREBE: Glen Lake 4/17; Basic Creek 4/18 (2); Collins Lake 4/18.

AMERICAN BITTERN: Black Creek Marsh 4/16 (2), 4/18.

LEAST BITTERN: Black Creek Marsh 4/16

GREAT EGRET: Vischer Ferry 4/16.

VIRGINIA RAIL: 7 reports.

SORA: Kingsbury 4/20.

SANDHILL CRANE: Colonie 4/17 (2)

Birdline for April 1, 2015

Birdline summary for week ending April 1:

46 reports; 84 species reported.

Best of the week:

CACKLING GOOSE: Livingston 3/30

BARROWS GOLDENEYE: Fort Miller 3/26

CANVASBACK: Green Island 3/29.

REDHEAD: Cohoes 3/29.

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Fort Miller 3/29

RED-NECKED GREBE: Green Island 3/29

NORTHERN GOSHAWK: Wilton 3/29.

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Leeds 3/29.

WILSONS SNIPE: Papscanee 3/27.

AMERICAN WOODCOCK: Vischer Ferry 3/27; Five Rivers 3/29

MERLIN: Stuyvesant 3/26.

NORTHERN SHRIKE: West Charlton 3/29.

EASTERN MEADOWLARK: Papscanee 3/26.

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