May 17 Birdline


Birdline summary for week ending May 17:

43 reports; 116 species reported


Best of the week:

AMERICAN BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 5/16

LEAST BITTERN: Vischer Ferry 5/12

COMMON GALINULE: Vischer Ferry 5/14

LITTLE GULL: Saratoga Lake 5/13 (2), 5/14, 5/15 (2)

BLACK TERN: Saratoga Lake 5/17

WHIP-POOR-WILL: Hillsdale 5/17 (2)

ORCHARD ORIOLE: Five Rivers 5/13; Pine Bush 5/17 (2)

EVENING GROSBEAK: Chatham 5/11 (2)


New arrivals and transients:

Brant: Hudson River 5/17

Red-Breasted Merganser:  Saratoga Lake 5/13 (2)

Common Loon: Saratoga Lake 5/13 (4)

Black-billed Cuckoo: East Hoosick 5/13; Stillwater 5/16; Vischer Ferry 5/17

Eastern Wood-Pewee: Saratoga Spa SP 5/11; Vischer Ferry 5/17 (3)

Alder Flycatcher: Five Rivers 5/17; Vischer Ferry 5/17 (2)

Willow Flycatcher: Five Rivers 5/17; Hillsdale 5/17

Swainsons Thrush: Five Rivers 5/17

Tennessee Warbler: Pine Bush 5/12, 5/14; Ballston Spa 5/17 (2); Saratoga Spa SP 5/17

Bay-breasted Warbler: Pine Bush 5/11, 5/12, 5/14, 5/16; Saratoga Spa SP 5/17

Wilsons Warbler: Pine Bush 5/12, 5/16; Vischer Ferry 5/12; Five Rivers 5/17

Canada Warbler: Vischer Ferry 5/16; Ballston Lake 5/17

Indigo Bunting: Chatham 5/11


Thanks to Larry Alden (Meadowdale), Mona Bearor (Saratoga Lake), Susan Beaudoin (Stillwater, Pine Bush, Saratoga Lake),  Lindsey Duval (Saratoga Spa), Alan French (Glenville), Rich Guthrie (Saratoga Lake, Hudson River), Ron Harrower (Saratoga Spa, Daketown Forest, Lake Desolation SF, Saratoga Lake),  John Hershey (Vischer Ferry, Saratoga Lake), Fransje Holloway (Amsterdam), John Kent (Pine Bush, Selkirk), Nancy Kern (Chatham, Saratoga Lake, Nutten Hooke, Hillsdale), Alan Mapes (Saratoga Lake), Jeff Nadler (Fort Edward, Ballston Spa, Ballston Lake), Ellen Pemrick (West Charlton), Rita Reed (East Hoosick), Zach Schwartz-Weinstein (Pine Bush, Saratoga Lake, Five Rivers), Scott Stoner (Shaker Heritage), Scott Varney (Salem),  and Tom Williams (Pine Bush)

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