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Birdline for August 17, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending August 17:

23 reports; 31 species reported

Best of the week:

SNOWY EGRET: Cohoes Flats 8/13 (2), 8/14; Cohoes Falls 8/16, 8/17.

SANDHILL CRANE: Feura Bush 8/12?8/16

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER: Cohoes Flats 8/14.

COMMON NIGHTHAWK: Albany 8/16 (2); Schenectady 8/16 (3).

Other notables:

Great Egret: Cohoes Falls 8/16

Turkey Vulture: Crescent Power Plant 8/16 (32)

Bald Eagle: Coxsackie 8/11 (4); Cohoes Falls 8/16 (2).

Broad-winged Hawk: Greene County 8/15 (3).

Greater Yellowlegs: Cohoes Flats 8/14

Birdline for August 10, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending August 10:

15 reports; 34 species reported

Best of the week:

SNOWY EGRET: Lock 2 8/6 (2).

YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON: Kingsbury 8/5.

GLOSSY IBIS: Watervliet Reservoir 8/7 (8).

VIRGINIA RAIL: Vischer Ferry 8/7.

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER: Stillwater 8/6 .

LAUGHING GULL: Cohoes Flats 8/5.

BONAPARTES GULL: Cohoes Flats 8/8.

Other notables:

Great Egret: Lock 2 8/6 (6); Vischer Ferry 8/7; Watervliet Reservoir 8/7.

Osprey: Vischer Ferry 8/7; Cohoes Flats 8/7.

Semipalmated Plover: Cohoes Flats 8/7.

Birdline for August 3, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending August 3:

7 reports; 31 species reported

Best of the week:

AMERICAN BITTERN: Brunswick 7/29.

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER: Kinderhook 8/3.

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO: Loudonville 8/1 (2).

Other notables:

Ring-necked Pheasant: Kinderhook 8/3.

Great Egret: Mohawk River 8/3 (35).

Red-shouldered Hawk: Greene County 7/29.

Barred Owl: Greene County 7/28 (2), 8/1.

American Kestrel: Kinderhook 8/3.

Indigo Bunting: Kinderhook 8/3.

Birdline for July 27, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending July 27:

8 reports; 18 species reported.

Best of the week:

GREATER SCAUP: Vischer Ferry Power Plant 7/23.

VIRGINIA RAIL: Vischer Ferry 7/24.

BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Vischer Ferry 7/23.

EVENING GROSBEAK: Providence 7/25 (2).

Other notables:

Great Egret: Vischer Ferry Power Plant 7/23; Vischer Ferry 7/23, 7/24.

Red-shouldered Hawk: Greene County 7/27.

Broad-winged Hawk: New Baltimore 7/24.

Willow Flycatcher: Vischer Ferry 7/23.

Bank Swallow: Vischer Ferry 7/23; Wrights Loop 7/23.

Marsh Wren: Vischer Ferry 7/23.

Birdline for July 20, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending July 20:

21 reports; 78 species reported

Best of the week:

LEAST BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 7/14.

LITTLE BLUE HERON: Lock 2 7/16-7/19.

CLIFF SWALLOW: Schodack Landing 7/13.

Other notables:

Gadwall: Coeymans Hollow 7/16.

Common Loon: Coeymans Landing 7/14.

Pied-billed Grebe: Basic Creek 7/16

Great Egret: 6 reports.

Black Vulture: Thatcher Park 7/13 (2).

Bald Eagle: Cohoes Flats 7/16; Basic Creek 7/16; Lock 2 7/20 (2).

Lesser Yellowlegs: Cohoes Flats 7/16 (3)

Semipalmated Sandpiper: Coeymans Hollow 7/16

Birdline for July 13, 2016

Birdline for week ending July 13:

7 reports; 14 species reported

Best of the week:

GREAT EGRET: Vischer Ferry Power Plant 7/12.

UPLAND SANDPIPER: Fort Edward 7/5 .

CASPIAN TERN: Coeymans Landing 7/12

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: Fort Edward 7/5 (2)

Other notables:

Osprey: Vischer Ferry Power Plant 7/12.

Broad-winged Hawk: Greene Co. 7/12 (2).

Lesser Yellowlegs: Cohoes Flats 7/9

Semipalmated Sandpiper: Cohoes Flats 7/9

Least Sandpiper: Cohoes Flats 7/9

Common Raven: Rexford 7/12 (3).

Blue-winged Warbler: West Charlton 7/8

Birdline for July 6, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending July 6:

13 reports; 68 species reported

Best of the week:

AMERICAN BITTERN: Carter Pond 7/3

VIRGINIA RAIL: Carter Pond 7/3 (5).

COMMON GALLINULE: Carter Pond 7/3 (6).

WHIP-POOR-WILL: Saratoga Co. Airport 6/30 (2)

VESPER SPARROW: Saratoga Co. Airport 6/30

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: Saratoga Co. Airport 6/30 (2)

DICKCISSEL (extralimital): Essex County 7/1

Other notables:

Ruffed Grouse: Austerlitz 7/2

Pied-billed Grebe: Carter Pond 7/3

Green Heron: Five Rivers 6/30 (6); Carter Pond 7/3.

Black Vulture: Salem 7/1

Birdline for June 29, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending June 29:

7 reports; 54 species reported

Best of the week:

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Greene Co. 6/28 (3)

VIRGINIA RAIL: Vischer Ferry 6/26

COMMON GALLINULE: Vischer Ferry 6/26 (2)

BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Salem 6/23

SWAINSONS THRUSH: Lake Desolation SF 6/25 (2)

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW: Fort Edward 6/25

Other notables:

Ruffed Grouse: Lake Desolation SF 6/25

Northern Harrier: Fort Edward 6/25

Least Flycatcher: Bog Meadow 6/25

Yellow-throated Vireo: Bog Meadow 6/25

Common Raven: Lake Desolation SF 6/25

Birdline for June 22, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending June 22

6 reports; 59 species reported

Best of the week:

COMMON GALLINULE: Vischer Ferry 6/16 (2)

LEAST BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 6/16

There was also a report of a possible LARK BUNTING in Clifton Park on 6/20.

Other notables:

Bufflehead: Basic Creek 6/19.

Common Goldeneye: Basic Creek 6/19.

Ruddy Duck: Basic Creek 6/19.

Black Vulture: New Baltimore 6/22.

Virginia Rail: Vischer Ferry 6/16.

Alder Flycatcher: Cherry Plain 6/17, 6/18.

Winter Wren: Cherry Plain 6/18.

Northern Waterthrush: Cherry Plain 6/18.

Birdline for June 15, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending June 15:

7 reports; 50 species reported

Best of the week:

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Fox Hill 6/15

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO: Fort Edward 6/11

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER: Rensselaer SF 6/15.

MOURNING WARBLER: Fox Hill 6/15

VESPER SPARROW: Saratoga Co. Airport 6/12

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: Fort Edward 6/11; Saratoga Co. Airport 6/12

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

RED CROSSBILL: Berlin Mtn. 6/15.

Other notables:

Peregrine Falcon: Saratoga Co. Airport 6/12

Blackburnian Warbler: Fox Hill 6/12

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