Thursday night was a night with the second highest concentration of night 
migrating cuckoos this season. There were 14 calls from 12 different individual 
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS and four (4) distinct sequences of three (3) individual 
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS. One of which flew over very close to my listening 

Other tallies of note include the following:

4 Red-eyed Vireos (song phrases from at least 4 different individuals)
1 Alder Flycatcher (gave both re-be-er and pip calls)
1 Veery
2 Wood Thrushes
Several Swainson's Thrushes with a scattering of Gray-cheeked Thrushes
2 Bicknell's Thrush candidates (high frequency Gray-cheeked Thrush-type calls)
1 GRASSHOPPER SPARROW (very distinct and clear individual, which I believe is 
my first as a night migrant)

Good birding and night listening!

Chris T-H
Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Field Applications Engineer
Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850
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