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Re: Yellow-headed blackbird Washington county

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

In my haste to get word out I neglected to note that this bird was found Friday by Thom McLenahan

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 7:37 AM zach schwartz-weinstein via Groups.Io <zachsw=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
First discovered two days ago, this bird is continuing this morning on Mahaffey Road in the fort Edward/argyle area near the marsh area about 8/10 of a mile east of CR 42
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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Yellow-headed blackbird Washington county

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

First discovered two days ago, this bird is continuing this morning on Mahaffey Road in the fort Edward/argyle area near the marsh area about 8/10 of a mile east of CR 42
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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Brown Creeper Song File

Scott Varney
 

Enjoy!

Scott Varney
Salem, NY

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Brown Creeper Song File

Scott Varney
 


Brown Creeper Songs

Scott Varney
 

I'm taking a break from solitary confinement today and relocated my cell to the park at the Georgi Museum in Shushan (and still happily in solitary confinement). I'm currently listening to the beautiful, repeated songs of a lone Brown Creeper...I don't think I've ever heard a single, full-length song of this species as well as I am hearing it right now😃

Staying mentally strong,

Scott Varney
Salem, NY


Additional info for tonight's Audubon Breeding Bird Atlas webinar

Andy Mason
 

Folks--

If you are planning on joining this evening's webinar on the NYS Breeding Bird Atlas III using a mobile device, it is recommended to download the Webex app beforehand to allow full participation.  This should be available in the App Store, etc.

Andy Mason



UPDATED TO ONLINE LIVE PRESENTATION – The Joys of Atlasing

March 20 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT NY United States
Free

UPDATE FROM DELAWARE-OTSEGO AUDUBON SOC.: Due to our region's attempts to minimize the risk of spreading the COV-19 virus, we have cancelled our meeting in Oneonta on 3/20 BUT we will be presenting the program online instead. 

FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO PARTICIPATE ARE ON THE DOAS WEBSITE AT THE EVENT LINK: https://doas.us/event/the-joys-of-atlasing/


It has been 20 years since the last breeding bird atlas in New York State and a lot has changed! The third atlas will take place from 2020-2024 and involve thousands of volunteers from across the state.  Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society ONLINE on Friday, March 20, 7:30pm, as we present Julie Hart, Project Coordinator for the NY Breeding Bird Atlas.  Learn about the history of the Breeding Bird Atlas, the importance of atlas data, and how you can get involved. Find out how the third atlas will differ from previous atlases, including how we will be using eBird for data entry.

Find out more »
 
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Andrew Mason
13 Boylston St.
Oneonta, NY  13820
(607) 652-2162
AndyMason@... 


HMBC Annual Meeting Program & Banquet Postponed Indefinitely

gregg_recer
 

HMBC Annual Meeting Program & Banquet Postponed

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the resulting restrictions on indoor gatherings, the HMBC board has decided to indefinitely postpone the Annual Meeting Program and Banquet originally scheduled for April 13, 2020. No alternate date has been set, and rescheduling will depend on how the situation evolves over time. Banquet fees for those who have already registered will be refunded. 

We encourage everyone to follow public health guidance for Coronavirus prevention at home and while out birding.

 

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gregg recer
malta NY


Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club- field trip cancellation notice

trwdsd
 

The Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club has cancelled upcoming field trips, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent guidelines and restrictions from the CDC, the NYS Department of Health and local agencies. A list of cancellations is shown below and may be revised and extended going forward as conditions warrant.

Individuals and families may wish to go outdoors to walk, enjoy nature and get exercise, so the destinations and descriptions provided with our field trip listings may act as a guide for those outings. Use good judgment and follow recommended methods of spacing when in public. Be aware that indoor facilities and restrooms will probably be closed. Information and suggestions from The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation relating to outdoor activities can be found here:  http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/119881.html 

Check in periodically at hmbc.net for the latest updates on scheduled events.

The following field trips are CANCELLED:

 

·       March 21, 2020 – Vosburgh Swamp WMA

·       March 28, 2020 – Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail

·       April 11, 2020 – Early Migrants at Five Rivers EEC 

·       April 12, 2020 – Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve

·       April 19, 2020 – Collins Lake

·       April 25, 2020 – Fox Preserve

·       April 26, 2020 – Powell Sanctuary

·       April 29, 2020 – Weekday Walk at Five Rivers EEC


Friday Audubon Breeding Bird Atlas now a live webinar

Andy Mason
 

UPDATED TO ONLINE LIVE PRESENTATION – The Joys of Atlasing

March 20 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE – VIRTUAL EVENT NY United States
Free

UPDATE FROM DELAWARE-OTSEGO AUDUBON SOC.: Due to our region's attempts to minimize the risk of spreading the COV-19 virus, we have cancelled our meeting in Oneonta on 3/20 BUT we will be presenting the program online instead. 

FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO PARTICIPATE ARE ON THE DOAS WEBSITE AT THE EVENT LINK: https://doas.us/event/the-joys-of-atlasing/


It has been 20 years since the last breeding bird atlas in New York State and a lot has changed! The third atlas will take place from 2020-2024 and involve thousands of volunteers from across the state.  Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society ONLINE on Friday, March 20, 7:30pm, as we present Julie Hart, Project Coordinator for the NY Breeding Bird Atlas.  Learn about the history of the Breeding Bird Atlas, the importance of atlas data, and how you can get involved. Find out how the third atlas will differ from previous atlases, including how we will be using eBird for data entry.

Find out more »
 
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Andrew Mason
13 Boylston St.
Oneonta, NY  13820
(607) 652-2162
AndyMason@... 


Vosburgh Marsh Trip Cancelled

Alan Mapes
 

Hi Folks - due to the evolving situation, I am not going to hold the trip Saturday to Vosburgh. If anyone would like to visit that spot on your own and would like directions and suggestions, please feel free to contact me. 

Stay safe - Alan


Five Rivers today and Vischer Ferry yesterday

scottjstoner
 

Denise and I have ventured out to two of our favorite places with binoculars and cameras, saying hellos from a distance to others we know and don't know. There is comfort and familiarity in nature, as species that are "old friends" arrive on their journeys. 

today we had our first of year Eastern Phoebe at Five Rivers (Albany county) along with bluebirds, robins, wood ducks, song sparrows and more, to the backdrop of spring peepers and green frogs.

yesterday at Vischer Ferry (Saratoga county) we enjoyed the continuing presence of Ring-necked Ducks, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Hooded Merganser, and Northern Shoveler.

Please note that the building and restrooms at Five Rivers are closed, and all programs cancelled though the end of March. 

Take care everyone, and best wishes as we all learn to adapt to the rapidly evolving "new normal."  -Scott Stoner, Loudonville



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Thursday group birding suspended

Naomi Lloyd
 

I think it's best to hold off for a few weeks until we see how things unfold. Take precautions, wash your hands, and keep birding!

Naomi





Re: This week's destination: 1/23

Naomi Lloyd
 



Naomi


On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 12:42:51 PM EST, Naomi Lloyd via Groups.Io <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:


Bill and I were the only birders last week and got skunked on grasslands birds, despite others finding good stuff later that day and in the week. So let's try the Washington/Saratoga grasslands again and hope for better luck (and more eyes!)

Meet at Hudson Crossing park at 9:00. I might spend the rest of the day up there and look for SEOW in the afternoon.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hudson+Crossing+Park/@43.113797,-73.579937,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89de2ebeef77c4ef:0xcdfc181530ee1425!8m2!3d43.113797!4d-73.577743?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi





Osprey, Fort Miller Rd.

Scott Varney
 

Visiting the pond on River Road, accessed from the south end near the Green Bridge. Currently viewing 3 Osprey...FOY!  Seems a bit early, but awesome!

Scott Varney
Salem, NY



Tree Swallows

Scott Varney
 

Approximately 12 Tree Swallows at Vischer Ferry Preserve near the Whipple Bridge. Also observed Ring-necked Ducks, Black Ducks, Gadwalls, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Mallards, Canada Geese, Hooded Merganser, Bald Eagle, Song Sparrows.

At Crescent Park, a group of 26 Fish Crows were landing in the trees and cawwing with a cold!

Happy Day,

Scott Varney
Salem, NY


Snow Geese - Fort Miller

ConserveBirds
 

About 40 Snow Geese in Fort Miller about 2pm today.  Not much else on the Hudson except a couple Mallards and one female Common Merganser.

 

Mona Bearor

South Glens Falls

 

 

 

 

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Re: Tundra Swans?

ConserveBirds
 

None there yesterday (Sat) afternoon.

Mona Bearor
South Glens Falls

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From: hmbirds@groups.io [mailto:hmbirds@groups.io] On Behalf Of Heidi
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 2:17 PM
To: HMBirds <HMBirds@groups.io>
Subject: [hmbirds] Tundra Swans?

Anyone know if the Tundra Swans are still up at Wrights Loop?

Thanks


Re: snow geese

Sue Rokos
 

We saw 50ish snows flying in formation over Duanesburg, Rt 20, heading towards Esperance Friday afternoon 5 ish...

Sue Rokos

On Sun, Mar 15, 2020, 2:11 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
13 snows mixed in with canadas on middleline Rd in town of Ballston this afternoon. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY


Tundra Swans?

Heidi
 

Anyone know if the Tundra Swans are still up at Wrights Loop?

Thanks


snow geese

gregg_recer
 

13 snows mixed in with canadas on middleline Rd in town of Ballston this afternoon. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY

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