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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).

Birdline for March 2, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending March 2:

25 reports; 53 species reported

Best of the week:

REDHEAD: Colonie 2/27.

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Coxsackie 2/27.

AMERICAN WOODCOCK: Coxsackie 3/1.

EASTERN MEADOWLARK: Delmar 3/1.

RED CROSSBILL: Rensselaerville SF 2/28

PINE SISKIN: Rensselaerville SF 2/28 (2).

Other notables:

Snow Goose: Valatie 3/1.

American Wigeon: Staats Island Rd. 2/25 (30+), 2/26 (2); Wrights Loop 3/2 (8).

Northern Pintail: Wrights Loop 2/25 (10), 3/2 (90); Staats Island Rd. 2/25 (50+); Vischer Ferry 2/28.

Birdline for February 24, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending February 24:

14 reports; 47 species reported

Best of the week:

SHORT-EARED OWL: Fort Edward 2/21 (2).

RED CROSSBILL: Rensselaerville SF 2/19.

Other notables:

Snow Goose: Victory Mills 2/20 (4)

Wood Duck: Lake Lonely 2/20 (5); Staats Island Rd. 2/24 (14).

Greater Scaup: Cohoes 2/18.

Ruffed Grouse: Five Rivers 2/20

Wild Turkey: Castleton 2/24 (85)

Bald Eagle: Earlton 2/19; Vischer Ferry Power Plant 2/23.

Northern Harrier: Fort Edward 2/21 (10).

Rough-legged Hawk: Fort Edward 2/21

Barred Owl: Earlton 2/21

Birdline for February 17, 2016

Birdline summary for week ending February 17:

8 reports; 37 species reported

Best of the week:

CACKLING GOOSE: Fort Miller 2/11.

SNOW BUNTING: Clarksville 2/12 (20).

RED CROSSBILL: Rensselaerville SF 2/11.

Other notables:

Bald Eagle: Fort Miller 2/11 (2)

Northern Harrier: Five Rivers 2/12 (2).

Sharp-shinned Hawk: Galway 2/15

Coopers Hawk: Austerlitz 2/12.

Red-Tailed Hawk (leucistic): Columbia Co. Airport 2/11.

Eastern Screech-Owl: Austerlitz 2/12.

Merlin: Stuyvesant 2/11; Five Rivers 2/12

Northern Mockingbird: Halfmoon 2/14 (2)

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