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Birdline for February 8, 2017

Birdline summary for week ending February 8:

20 reports; 37 species reported

Best of the week:

RED BREASTED MERGANSER: Coxsackie 2/5

NORTHERN GOSHAWK: Coxsackie Flats 2/2

SNOWY OWL: Fort Edward 2/2, 2/4

NORTHERN SHRIKE: Halfmoon 2/8; Saratoga 2/8

SNOW BUNTING: Fort Edward 2/2 (~100); Knox 2/4 (15); Charlton 2/7 (2)

Other notables:

Gadwall: Lake Lonely 2/2

American Wigeon: Saratoga 2/5 (2)

Ring-necked Pheasant: Knox 2/4 (2)

Black Vulture: Stillwater 2/2, Hudson Falls 2/3 (5); Albany 2/8 (4)

Bald Eagle: Coeymans 2/2 (2)

Birdline for February 1, 2017

Birdline summary for week ending February 1:

12 reports; 37 species reported

Best of the week:

ICELAND GULL: Cohoes 1/29

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: Waterford 1/29

SNOWY OWL: Fort Edward 1/29-2/1

SHORT-EARED OWL: Fort Edward 1/29 (6)

SNOW BUNTING: Fort Edward 1/31 (150)

Other notables:

Snow Goose: Fort Edward 1/31

Common Goldeneye: Fort Miller 1/28; Stillwater 1/29 (40)

Ruddy Duck: Fort Miller 1/28

Wild Turkey: Fort Edward 1/31 (140)

Bald Eagle: East Hoosick 1/27; Fort Edward 1/28

Northern Harrier: Fort Edward 1/28 (3), 1/29 (6)

Birdline for January 25, 2017

Birdline summary for week ending January 25:

22 reports; 46 species reported

Best of the week:

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Greene County 1/20

ICELAND GULL: Cohoes 1/19, 1/20; Waterford 1/19

SHORT-EARED OWL: Fort Edward 1/19 (11)

Other notables:

Snow Goose: Bethlehem 1/19; Green Island 1/19; Cohoes 1/20; Albany 1/21 (15)

Northern Shoveler: Chatham 1/22

Lesser Scaup: Cohoes 1/20

Ring-necked Pheasant: Northumberland 1/22

Great Blue Heron: Cohoes 1/20

Black Vulture: Slingerlands 1/19 (9); Cohoes 1/20; Chatham 1/22 (3)

Turkey Vulture: Slingerlands 1/19

Birdline for January 18, 2017

Birdline summary for week ending January 18:

34 reports; 52 species reported

Best of the week:

ROSS'S GOOSE: Stillwater 1/13

CACKLING GOOSE: Greenwich 1/15, 1/16

ICELAND GULL: Cohoes 1/14 (2), 1/15 (2), 1/16, 1/17 (2)

GLAUCOUS GULL: Cohoes 1/14; Crescent 1/15

NORTHERN GOSHAWK: Salem 1/15

SHORT-EARED OWL: Fort Edward 1/14 (8), 1/15 (7), 1/16 (6)

Other notables:

Snow Goose: Green Island 1/13, 1/15; Cohoes Flats 1/16

Mute Swan: Germantown 1/13

Wood Duck: Lake Lonely 1/14 (2)

Gadwall: Saratoga 1/16

American Wigeon: Green Island 1/13; Germantown 1/13 (2)

Birdline for January 11, 2017

Birdline summary for week ending January 11:

36 reports; 40 species reported

Best of the week:

ROSS'S GOOSE: Stillwater 1/7-1/10

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Stillwater 1/8

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Athens 1/7

ICELAND GULL: Cohoes Falls 1/6, 1/7 (2); Cohoes Flats 1/8

GLAUCOUS GULL: Stillwater 1/11

SHORT-EARED OWL: Fort Edward 1/6, 1/7 (10)

NORTHERN SHRIKE: Glen 1/7

Other notables:

Snow Goose: Green Island 1/6, 1/7; Castleton 1/10; Bethlehem 1/11

American Wigeon: Green Island 1/6 (2), 1/7

Northern Pintail: Green Island 1/6, 1/7

Greater Scaup: Green Island 1/7

Birdline for December 28, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending December 28:

141 reports; 55 species reported

Best of the week:

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Greenwich 12/28 (4)

ICELAND GULL: Crescent Power Plant 12/27

SHORT-EARED OWL: Fort Edward 12/22 (12+)

SNOW BUNTING: Germantown 12/22 (80); Battenville 12/28 (16)

Other notables:

Snow Goose: Snyders Lake 12/23

Wood Duck: Saratoga 12/28.

Green-winged Teal: Snyders Lale 12/27

Ring-necked Duck: Snyders Lake 12/23, 12/26

Lesser Scaup: Snyders Lale 12/27

Hooded Merganser: Snyders Lake 12/23, 12/26 (3), 12/27 (3)

Birdline for December 21, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending December 21:

27 reports; 55 species reported

Best of the week:

RED-THROATED LOON: Green Island 12/20

BLACK VULTURE: Chatham 12/16 (3), 12/17 (2); ACCBC 12/18 (80)

ICELAND GULL: Cohoes Falls 12/20

GLAUCOUS GULL: Cohoes Falls 12/20

NORTHERN SHRIKE: West Charlton 12/15.

SNOW BUNTING: ACCBC 12/18 (29)

RUSTY BLACKBIRD: ACCBC 12/18 (2)

Other notables:

Snow Goose: 14 reports including large flocks on 12/15, 12/19-12/21.

Northern Shoveler: ACCBC 12/18

Ring-necked Duck: ACCBC 12/18 (337)

Birdline for December 14, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending December 14:

21reports; 54 species reported

Best of the week:

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Saratoga Lake 12/7 (2), 12/8 (6)

RED-NECKED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 12/7

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK: Fort Edward 12/8

SHORT-EARED OWL: Fort Edward 12/8 (6); Saratoga Battlefield 12/10, 12/11 (2); Kinderhook 12/12.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER: Ballston Lake 12/12

VIRGINIAS WARBLER: Glenmont 12/10

EVENING GROSBEAK: New Baltimore 12/8; Five Rivers 12/11

Other notables:

Mute Swan: Schaghticoke 12/10 (6)

Northern Pintail: Saratoga Lake 12/7 (2)

Birdline for December 7, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending December 7:

12 reports; 26 species reported

Best of the week:

CANVASNBACK: Basic Creek Reservoir 12/3 (2)

EARED GREBE: Copake Lake 11/30, 12/3

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (dark morph): Fort Edward 12/4; Coxsackie 12/6.

SHORT-EARED OWL: Fort Edward 12/3 (3), 12/4 (9); Coxsackie 12/6 (2)

Other notables:

Gadwall: Stanton Pond 12/3

Northern Shoveler: Stanton Pond 12/3

Northern Pintail: Stanton Pond 12/3

Great Egret: Colonie Town Park 12/1

Bald Eagle: Copake Lake 12/4

Birdline for November 30, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending November 30:

23 reports; 60 species reported.

Best of the week:

CACKLING GOOSE: Galway Lake 11/26

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE: Hudson Crossing 11/24

CANVASBACK: Basic Creek Reservoir 11/25, 11/26 (2), 11/30

REDHEAD: Galway Lake 11/26 (2)

LONG-TAILED DUCK: Saratoga Lake 11/26

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: Greenwich 11/25; Saratoga Lake 11/26 (4)

RED-THROATED LOON: Lock 7 11/26

RED-NECKED GREBE: Saratoga Lake 11/26

GREAT EGRET: Colonie 11/30.

GOLDEN EAGLE: Austerlitz 11/27

NORTHERN GOSHAWK: Salem 11/26.

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