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Schuylerville/Fort Miller Waterfowl Bonanza! 4:06 pm Wed

Scott Varney
 

The waterfowl are everywhere here!

4 different Greater White Fronted Geese
Canada Goose
Snow Goose
Cackling Goose-2
Ring-necked Duck
Black Duck
Mallard
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Common GoldenEye
Pintail- 9
American Widgeon-8
Long-tailed Duck-1
Lots of Grackles, RWinged Blackbirds, and Cowbirds and 1 very vocal Song Sparrow.

And they are still flying into the area in waves!

Scott Varney
Salem, NY


eBird -- 510 Muitzeskill Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.473, -73.729) -- Feb 28, 2018

kernscot
 

510 Muitzeskill Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.473, -73.729)

Feb 28, 2018

3:54 PM

Traveling

3.39 miles

19 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 59 F


1 Snow Goose

500 Canada Goose -- On cornfield

4 Ring-necked Duck

2 Hooded Merganser

1 Mourning Dove

1 American Crow

1 Northern Mockingbird

1 Song Sparrow -- Singing


Number of Taxa: 8



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eBird -- 60 Tuczynski Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.458, -73.739) -- Feb 28, 2018

kernscot
 

60 Tuczynski Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.458, -73.739)

Feb 28, 2018

3:27 PM

Stationary

14 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Farm pond


2 American Wigeon -- On a farm pond a pair swimming with a mallard pair

2 Mallard

100 Red-winged Blackbird


Number of Taxa: 3



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eBird -- 1431-1439 Church Street, Ghent, New York, US (42.335, -73.624) -- Feb 28, 2018

kernscot
 

1431-1439 Church Street, Ghent, New York, US (42.335, -73.624)

Feb 28, 2018

2:38 PM

Traveling

3.00 miles

7 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

1 Mourning Dove

1 American Kestrel

2 Blue Jay

2 Red-winged Blackbird

3 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 6



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Scaup ducks, Mohawk River- 2/28

trwdsd
 

Newly arrived waterfowl this morning included Lesser Scaup upriver from the Crescent Power Plant. Along the Mohawk in Latham were several hundred Common Mergansers, Ring-necked Ducks and more scaup too distant to identify. Constant stream of Canada Goose formations overhead going north.

TW




OT e-Bird Reports

Alan
 

I don't know anything about producing e-Bird reports, but I see a few that include the bird identification in the subject line. Many just have the location in the subject.

I find that the most important and useful piece of information, and very nice and convenient to see without opening the message itself.

Thanks!

Clear skies, Alan


eBird Report - Swamp Road, Feb 27, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

Swamp Road, Saratoga, New York, US
Feb 27, 2018 9:20 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: Drove down the road hoping for raptors and waterfowl. Neither, but did see my first of many Common Grackles for the year
11 species

Mourning Dove 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 14
Tufted Titmouse 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 5
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 2

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eBird Report - Fish Creek Marina, Feb 27, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

Fish Creek Marina, Saratoga, New York, US
Feb 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: I stopped by Stafford's Bridge and scanned both directions. A few geese and Mallards were East of the bridge over Fish Creek, but a large number of waterfowl were West of the bridge, most near the bend 2-300 yards out. The Red-breasted Merganser caught my eye right away, but careful perusal of numerous photos I took revealed a good variety of species, if only large numbers of certain ones. I like to include photos generally to support ID and for the art, but today, the birds were so far away that I only include a few photos. I did have one mystery Goose, and a possible Cackling Goose, which awaits outside confirmation before "claiming" it.
In all, it is worth the trip to see the variety.
16 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 125
goose sp. 1 Not sure what this guy is.
Mallard 50
American Black Duck 2
Northern Pintail 1
Redhead 1
Ring-necked Duck 15
Greater Scaup 1
Bufflehead 11
Common Goldeneye 4
Common Merganser 24
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Ring-billed Gull 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 35
Northern Flicker 1
American Crow 14
European Starling 40

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43253964

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eBird -- 4000-4092 County Road 21, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.463, -73.732) -- Feb 27, 2018

kernscot
 

4000-4092 County Road 21, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.463, -73.732)

Feb 27, 2018

5:34 PM

Traveling

2.25 miles

23 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Late sun temperature 50 F


500 Canada Goose

1 Northern Goshawk -- Perched in large tree larger than a Redtailed hawk had a few dark verical lines on the sides of breast white supercilium tail had light barring viewed with 30 X scope and 10X42 Swarovski binoculars was watching a field and farm pond

14 Mourning Dove


Number of Taxa: 3



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eBird -- 4000-4092 County Road 21, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.463, -73.732) -- Feb 27, 2018

kernscot
 

4000-4092 County Road 21, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.463, -73.732)

Feb 27, 2018

5:34 PM

Traveling

2.25 miles

23 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Late sun temperature 50 F


500 Canada Goose

1 Northern Goshawk -- Perched in large tree larger than a Redtailed hawk had a few dark verical lines on the sides of breast white supercilium tail had light barring viewed with 30 X scope and 10X42 Swarovski binoculars was watching a field and farm pond

14 Mourning Dove


Number of Taxa: 3



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eBird -- 500 McKnight Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.481, -73.708) -- Feb 27, 2018

kernscot
 

500 McKnight Road, Schodack Landing, New York, US (42.481, -73.708)

Feb 27, 2018

5:21 PM

Stationary

12 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:


500 Canada Goose -- Flying

1 Mallard

1 Red-tailed Hawk

1 Killdeer -- Calling from muddy field

2 American Robin

100 Red-winged Blackbird


Number of Taxa: 6



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eBird -- 1300-1520 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.501, -73.705) -- Feb 27, 2018

kernscot
 

1300-1520 Eleanor Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, US (42.501, -73.705)

Feb 27, 2018

4:37 PM

Traveling

3.34 miles

28 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 53 F


400 Canada Goose

4 Mallard

1 Red-tailed Hawk

8 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

2 Mourning Dove

1 Northern Flicker

1 Merlin

1 American Robin

1 Northern Mockingbird

25 European Starling

1000 Red-winged Blackbird -- Murmuration went west

2 Brown-headed Cowbird

3 Common Grackle

4 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 14



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eBird -- Schodack Island SP IBA -- Feb 27, 2018

kernscot
 

Schodack Island SP IBA

Feb 27, 2018

3:54 PM

Traveling

1.52 miles

15 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 54 F Hudson river full of debris high water sunny


1 Bald Eagle -- Juvenile

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Fish Crow

1 White-breasted Nuthatch

2 American Tree Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 5



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eBird -- US-New York-Castleton-on-Hudson-2500-2546 Staats Island Road - 42.572x-73.741 -- Feb 27, 2018

kernscot
 

US-New York-Castleton-on-Hudson-2500-2546 Staats Island Road - 42.572x-73.741

Feb 27, 2018

3:41 PM

Traveling

1.00 miles

15 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 57 F sunny the road is a quagmire


2 American Tree Sparrow

8 Red-winged Blackbird


Number of Taxa: 2



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Common Merganser 02.27.18

Michelle J
 

During lunch I took a quick ride to Coeymans Landing. Highlights were: 3 Common Mergansers 2 males and one female, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, 3 Ring-billed Gulls, many Red-winged Blackbirds, and a skein of Canadian Geese.

Michelle Joyce 🌼


eBird Report - Great-horned Owls 147 Church Avenue, Ballston Spa, Feb 25, 2018

Ronald Harrower
 

147 Church Avenue, Ballston Spa, Saratoga, New York, US
Feb 25, 2018 9:50 PM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: I was reading in bed when I heard Great-horned owl hoots behind my house. I put coat and shoes on and went outside to hear better. There were two owls: 1 hooting from our one or spruce and another answering across St Mary's Cemetery. Very cool to listen to!
1 species

Great Horned Owl 2 Calling from behind my house

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HMBC Program at Five Rivers - Monday March 5 at 7 PM - Jeremy Kirchman - details below

scottjstoner
 

Leader or Speaker: 
Jeremy Kirchman
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers EEC
Date: 
March 5, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Topic: Altitudinal Range Shifts of Birds at the Southern Periphery of the Boreal Forest
Research published in the last decade has made it increasingly clear that some bird species are shifting their geographic ranges in response to climate warming. Much of this research makes use of data from long-term monitoring projects and repeated state bird atlas projects. Birds are presumed to be moving uphill as well as toward the poles, but detecting altitudinal shifts in mountainous areas with these kinds of data is difficult because the large geographic scale of most survey units masks the substantial elevational variation within their boundaries. In this talk I will describe our effort to directly measure altitudinal range shifts of bird breeding in the Adirondacks by repeating an altitudinal transect survey conducted forty years ago by Ken Able and Barry Noon at Whiteface Mountain. We found evidence for uphill movement of upper and lower range boundaries and of weighted mean altitude over the last 40 years, and for a regional trend toward warmer summers from Adirondack weather station data collected over this same period.
Dr. Jeremy Kirchman has been Curator of Birds at the New York State Museum and Affiliate Professor of Biology at the State University of New York at Albany since 2006. Kirchman grew up in Illinois and first became interested on ornithology during a summer job in the Ozark Mountains in 1993,and has been studying birds ever since. Kirchman earned a BA in biology from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1994, and a MS in zoology from Louisiana State University in 1997. It was at LSU that he first became interested in museum specimen collections. From 1997-2001 he worked at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL. In 2006 he completed his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Florida, writing his dissertation on the evolution of flightless birds on oceanic islands. Dr. Kirchman’s current research focus is on the biogeography and evolution of birds that breed in high-elevation “islands” of boreal forest in the Catskills and Adirondacks of New York.


eBird -- 4 Cheviot Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.126, -73.905) -- Feb 26, 2018

kernscot
 

4 Cheviot Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.126, -73.905)

Feb 26, 2018

4:00 PM

Stationary

16 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 52 F Sunny Hudson River High muddy


2 Mute Swan -- West side of river

4 Common Goldeneye

1 Bald Eagle -- Flying

14 Ring-billed Gull

1 American Robin

2 European Starling

5 Red-winged Blackbird -- Singing

3 House Sparrow


Number of Taxa: 8



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eBird -- 72 Anchorage Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.158, -73.887) -- Feb 26, 2018

kernscot
 

72 Anchorage Road, Germantown, New York, US (42.158, -73.887)

Feb 26, 2018

3:18 PM

Stationary

9 minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:

Temperature 52 F sunny Hudson river high and full of debris


1 Common Goldeneye

6 Common Merganser

1 Bald Eagle -- Adult

4 Ring-billed Gull

1 American Crow

2 Fish Crow

1 White-breasted Nuthatch


Number of Taxa: 7



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Greater White-fronted Geese, Schodack.

Naomi Lloyd
 

As of a short time ago, there were three GWFG at the Swartz Farms pond on Eleanor Drive in Schodack. One has very light barring on its chest, so I think it's not one of the birds seen at Blockhouse Park a week ago.

Naomi Lloyd
West Sand Lake