I received info that might be of interest to you all. There is a website (Cornell) on which you can submit bird sightings for the Important Bird Areas. Those in our region are:
Broadalbin Tree Swallow Colony
Black Creek Marsh
Carter Pond
Castleton Island State Park Area
Fort Edward Grasslands
John Boyd Thacher State Park
Rensselaer Forest Tract w/ Capital Dist WMA & Grafton Lakes SP
Saratoga National Historic Park ("Saratoga Battlefield")
Stockport Flats
Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve

You can submit for other IBAs in the state, also. Check it out:

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