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Birdline for July 29, 2015

Birdline summary for week ending July 29:

5 reports; 10 species reported

Semipalmated Plover: Cohoes Flats 7/26 (2), 7/28.

Killdeer: Cohoes Flats 7/26 (11), 7/28 (25); Ames 7/26 (18); Normanskill Farm 7/27 (5).

Spotted Sandpiper: Normanskill Farm 7/27 (6).

Solitary Sandpiper: Cohoes Flats 7/26 (6), 7/28; Normanskill Farm 7/27 (3)

Lesser Yellowlegs: Cohoes Flats 7/26, 7/28; Normanskill Farm 7/27 (2).

Semipalmated Sandpiper: Cohoes Flats 7/26 (2), 7/28 (2)

Least Sandpiper: Cohoes Flats 7/26 (22), 7/28 (30).

Wood Thrush: Saratoga 7/25.

Birdline for July 22, 2015

Birdline summary for week ending July 22:

9 reports; 50 species reported.

Best of the week:

LEAST BITTERN: Niskayuna 7/19.

SANDHILL CRANE: Hudson Falls 7/18 (3).

MOURNING WARBLER: Lake Desolation 7/22.

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: Saratoga County Airport 7/22 (2).

Other notables:

Great Egret: Vischer Ferry 7/18 (2); Lake Desolation 7/22.

Bald Eagle: Cohoes Flats 7/19 (4).

Broad-winged Hawk: Thacher Park 7/15; New Baltimore 7/15; Lake Desolation 7/22.

Lesser Yellowlegs: Cohoes Flats 7/19 (2).

Least Sandpiper: Cohoes Flats 7/19 (21).

Birdline for July 15, 2015

Birdline summary for week ending July 15:

7 reports, 58 species reported

Best of the week:

GREAT EGRET: Vischer Ferry 7/14 (2).

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK: Wilton Preserve7/11.

BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO: Lake Desolation SF 7/10.

MOURNING WARBLER: Lake Desolation SF 7/10.

VESPER SPARROW: Saratoga Co. Airport 7/9 (2).

Other notables:

Ruffed Grouse: Lake Desolation SF 7/10.

Bald Eagle: Cohoes Flats 7/9; Coeymans Landing 7/14 (6).

Lesser Yellowlegs: Cohoes Flats 7/9, 7/14.

Swainsons Thrush: Lake Desolation SF 7/10.

Hermit Thrush: Lake Desolation SF 7/10 (4).

Birdline for July 8, 2015

Birdline summary for week ending July 8:

11 reports; 72 species reported

Best of the week:

LEAST BITTERN: Carter Pond 7/5.

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER: Putnam Station 7/2.

CANADA WARBLER: Bog Meadow 7/3.

LARK SPARROW: Wilton Wildlife Preserve 7/5, 7/6.

ORCHARD ORIOLE: Saratoga NHP 7/4 (5).

Other notables:

Wilson's Snipe: Bog Meadow 7/3.

Barred Owl: Wilton Wildlife Preserve 7/6.

Common Raven: Hadley 7/3.

Purple Martin: New Baltimore 7/8.

Winter Wren: Glens Falls 7/3.

Hermit Thrush: Hadley 7/3 (3); Wilton Wildlife Preserve 7/6 (3).

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.

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