Monday, July 25, 2016

Newburyport Birders - August & September 2016 Update

Birders,

I hope you can join us at one of our upcoming programs.  

On August 17th, we're offering an evening of birding at the North Pool on Plum Island. Doug Chickering will read from his book Reflections on a Golden-winged Warbler. Light refreshments will be served, and his book will be available for Doug to sign.  Tree Swallow migration time is upon us!  This program will take place at the North Pool Overlook which is a fantastic location to observe,appreciate and identify Tree Swallows as they head to their evening roost.
 
Swallow Lore

For sailors, swallow tattoos have specific meanings. Typically, a seasoned sailor who has traveled for more than 5,000 nautical miles will get a swallow tattoo to demonstrate that he's well-experienced.  Swallow tattoos are also considered lucky for seafarers because they believe that if they drown, the swallow will carry their soul away safely. 

The birds were also associated with working-class pride in England, and many fighters tattooed swallows on their knuckles or fists to symbolize their strength and swiftness.


In ancient Greece, the swallow was associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of Love, and was believed to bring good luck and happiness. 


The ancient Romans believed that the swallow was a totem bird for mothers in sorrow and that it embodied the souls of children who had been lost in childbirth. 


Modern Christians see the swallow as a symbol of sacrifice and rebirth as well as a symbol for new beginnings.


No matter what cultural belief you choose, swallows are seen as a symbol of hope. The birds are protected in many cultures and are rarely hunted or harmed.


SEASONAL BIRD

Observe the Tree Swallows which were first described in 1808 by French Ornithologist Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot.

Appreciate that the Tree Swallow winters farthest north of American swallows, which is why it returns here each spring long before the other swallows return. 

Identify a flock of Tree Swallows which are known collectively as a "stand" of swallows.

WHAT'S AHEAD


August is the time to observe the shorebirds and Peregrine Falcons migrating along the coast.  As the fall shorebird migration gets in full swing, you'll observe the Class of 2016 shorebirds [this year's young] as they head to their wintering grounds.

Enjoy this link about a young Whimbrel:

https://www.manomet.org/newsletter/tracking-chatham-understanding-how-young-shorebirds-find-their-way-0



September is the time to observe the migration of Sharp-shinned and Broad-winged Hawks.  


By month's end, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are ready to head to Central America and Mexico.

BIRDING PROGRAMS

Watching Bird Migration
 
Date: Wednesday, August 10
Time: 6:00 pm - dusk
Meeting Location: Parking Lot #1 
on Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Fee: $15

Join Sue for a birding program focused on the importance of the Refuge during bird migration. Plum Island is one of the finest places for viewing birds during fall migration. Many bird species are moving south along the coast. 
On Plum Island, the extensive mudflats, the salt marshes, the salt pannes & the pools are excellent feeding areas & roosting sites for these migrants. 


Book Reading & Birding At The North Pool Overlook...
 
Date: 
Wednesday, August 17th
Time:
6:00 pm to dusk

Location: North Pool Overlook on Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Free Program! 

Join us for an evening of birding at the North Pool. Doug Chickering will read from his book Reflections on a Golden-winged Warbler. Light refreshments will be served, and copies of the book will be available for Doug to sign for you.For nearly three decades, Doug has been a frequent and passionate birder and chronicler of Essex County, one of the most famous and historic birding locations in the world. His essays in the Newburyport Birders' newsletter were extremely popular.

He has published his essays on birding in Winging It, Bird Observer and The Quail.  Doug is frequently invited to read his works on Ray Brown’s radio program Talkin’ Birds.

Here's what readers are saying about Doug's book: “Birding is all about sharing the adventure, and in this collection of entertaining essays, Douglas Chickering has shown how varied the world of birding can be. A wonderful read for any birder.” - Don and Lillian Stokes, authors of The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America

“It was the magic of Doug Chickering’s prose, observed on the Massbird Listserv, that led ­me to begin reading them on my radio show and to inviting Doug to read some himself. How wonderful that many of his beautiful and thoughtful pieces have been assembled in this ­delightful book. I recommend Reflections on a Golden-Winged Warbler heartily to all who love birds and to all who enjoy wise and insightful observations expressed with beauty, ­eloquence, and a clearly-expressed love for our natural world.” - Ray Brown, host of the Talkin’ Birds radio show

“The short birding stories of Douglas Chickering are truly inspirational. He demonstrates the pure joy and exhilaration of coming face to face with a plethora of birds on his beloved Plum Island and surrounding countryside. I have had the privilege of birding Plum Island often
with Doug, and even 20 years on, I still have wonderful memories of those halcyon days. If ever a man has demonstrated the delights of ‘Patch Birding’, it has to be Doug. This book is a must have for anyone wanting to share those emotions.” - Derek Moore, British ornithologist and nature conservationist


Shorebirds On the Wing

Date: Sunday, August 21 
Time: 7:30 am to 10:30 am
Fee: $15 
Meeting Location: The boat launch at the Seawall which is at the junction of Neptune & Water Streets in Newburyport

We'll be looking at shorebirds during this interpretative program. The focus will be on field marks, foraging styles and where these globe-trotting, long-distant migrants are headed.

Sunday Evening Along the Powwow River
Date:  Sunday, September 4
Time:  6:00 pm to Dusk
Fee:   $15
Meeting Location:  Lake Gardner's parking lot off High Street in Amesbury

Take an evening walk, have fun, learn where to look for birds and how to identify them in their habitat. This slow-paced walk will introduce you to riverside birding.  We'll discuss the natural history of the birds we encounter.  Please wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and
footwear appropriate for walking on unpaved surfaces.

 

Along The Artichoke Reservoir 
- Evening Birding 
Date: Sunday, September 11th
Time: 6:00 pm - dusk
Meet at: The Park & Ride on Storey Ave., Newburyport 
- we'll carpool from there
Fee: $15

We'll be looking for migrating birds! During our program, we'll focus on the many aids to field identification, including physical characteristics, habitat preference & feeding techniques.


Morning of Birding in 
West Newbury
 

Date: Sunday, September 18th
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Meet at: 
The Park & Ride on Storey Ave., Newburyport - we'll carpool from there
Fee: $15

We'll teach you aids to field identification, including physical characteristics, habitat preference & feeding techniques. 


Birding Powwow Hill 
Date: Sunday, September 25th
Time: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Meet at: 
The Park & Ride on Storey Ave., Newburyport - we'll carpool from there
Fee: $15

We'll look for migrating hawks from this vista.  Bring a comfortable chair and a picnic lunch.



TIMESHARE ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD FOR SALE
 





For Sale ~ Fall Timeshare on Martha's Vineyard!
Birders Getaway late October/early November week
Fall timeshare week at Harbor Landing Inn in Vineyard Haven
Unit has:
2 twin beds,

Private, full bath,
Cable TV,
Small refrigerator,
Unit with individually controlled heat and air conditioning,
5 acre park adjoining the property,
Access to common areas with fully equipped kitchen, recreation room, deck overlooking the harbor and grilling area on the patio.





It's convenient to the ferry, the famous Black Dog Tavern, golf course, beaches, excellent fall birding on The Vineyard, YMCA's pool and fitness center.

You may exchange this timeshare week for anywhere in the world through Interval International.

For owner's contact information, please email Sue at: newburyportbirders@comcast.net

GET OUTSIDE


There's a natural draw to appreciating birds. Get outside and observe, appreciate and identify birds. Birding is good for you! Birding can reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve concentration. Take a deep breath of fresh air, listen to the sounds of the birds and appreciate their colors. There are millions of active birdwatchers in the United States who collectively spend more money watching birds than all Americans spend on movie tickets. 



PRIVATE BIRDING TOURS 


There's a natural draw to appreciating birds. We'll customize your tour complete with one of our highly-skilled guides! Get outside with Newburyport Birders; you'll observe, appreciate and identify birds.   Birding is good for you! Birding can reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve concentration. Take a deep breath of fresh air, listen to the sounds of the birds and appreciate their colors. There are millions of active birdwatchers in the United States who collectively spend more money watching birds than all Americans spend on movie tickets. Contact us and arrange your private tour. 

I look forward to birding with you! 

Best Wishes,
Sue

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - July 22, 2016:

Ruddy Duck by Jeremiah Trimble

Hale Street, Newburyport:
Great Egret, Gray Catbird, Tree Swallow, Green Heron

Granite State Whale Watch out of Rye Harbor, NH: 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Great Shearwater, Cory's Shearwater

Artichoke Reservoir, West Newbury:
Osprey, Tree Swallow, Red-tailed Hawk

Scotland Road, Newbury:
Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Tree Swallow, Red-winged Blackbird 

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury:
Bobolink, Red-winged Blackbird, European Starling, Northern Mockingbird, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Chimney Swift, Mallard, American Robin, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, American Crow, Gray Catbird, Willow Flycatcher, Blue Jay, Brown Thrasher, Cedar Waxwing, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, Northern Cardinal, House Sparrow, Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Meadowlark, Mourning Dove, Yellow Warbler, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, House Finch, Eastern Kingbird

Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant, Exeter, NH:
Mallard, Wood Duck, Ruddy Duck 

Atkinson Common Area, Newburyport:
House Wren, Fish Crow, Downy Woodpecker, Chipping Sparrow, Cooper's Hawk, Barred Owl, Eastern Wood-Pewee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Cedar Waxwing, Chimney Swift, White-breasted Nuthatch

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Green Heron, Glossy Ibis, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Black Scoter, Merganser species, Common Loon, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Bald Eagle, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Bonaparte's Gull, Laughing Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Least Tern, Roseate Tern, Common Tern, Merlin, Fish Crow, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Nelson's Sparrow, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Baltimore Oriole

Moseley Woods, Newburyport:

Great Blue Heron, Double-crested Cormorant, Cooper's Hawk, White-breasted Nuthatch, Common Tern, Cliff Swallow, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Tree Swallow, Belted Kingfisher

River Road, West Newbury:
Bald Eagle, Wood Duck, Tree Swallow, Red-bellied Woodpecker

Moulton Street, Newbruport:
Cooper's Hawk, Cedar Waxwing, Chimney Swift, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, American Crow, American Goldfinch

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield:
Wood Duck, Mallard, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red-tailed Hawk, Barred Owl, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Veery, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Pine Warbler, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Blue Jay, American Crow, Baltimore Oriole

Lake Gardner, Amesbury:
Orchard Oriole, Baltimore Oriole, Mourning Dove, Gray Catbird, Common Grackle, European Starling, American Robin, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Kingbird, White-breasted Nuthatch, Ovenbird, Northern Cardinal, Cedar Waxwing, Brown-headed Cowbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue Jay, Red-winged Blackbird, Savannah Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Mallard, Canada Goose, Bobolink

7 Seas Whale Watch out of Gloucester:
Cory's Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Great Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Jaeger species, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Eider, Double-crested Cormorant

Union Street, Newburyport: 
Great Blue Heron, Chimney Swift, Tree Swallow

Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island:
Roseate Tern, Common Tern, Least Tern, Piping Plover, Ring-billed Gull 

Newburyport Whale Watch, Newburyport:
Cory's Shearwater, Great Shearwater, Wilson-s Storm-Petrel, Northern Gannet

Friday, July 15, 2016

Green Herons - July 14, 2016

Green Heron nest

Each year during July, I lead evening walks in West Newbury.  Last night's walk was very exciting as members of the colony's Graduating Class of 2016 were so active.

Adult Green Heron
Compared to most herons, the Green Heron is short and stocky.  Its relatively short legs and thick neck are often drawn tight against their bodies.  The wings are broad and rounded. The bill is long and dagger-like. The crown feathers [on the head] can be raised into a short crest.

Juvenile Green Heron

Our highlights:
Belted Kingfisher, Green Heron, Great Blue Heron, Cedar Waxwing, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Eastern Kingbird, Willow Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Northern Mockingbird, Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Chimney Swift, Downy Woodpecker, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Red-eyed Vireo, Gray Catbird

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - July 11, 2016

Sooty Shearwater by Nate Dubrow
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Cory's Shearwater, Wilson’s Storm-Petrel, Franklin's Gull, Tri-colored Heron, Least Bittern, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Seaside Sparrow, Saltmarsh Sparrow

Hanover Street, Newbury:
Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, House Finch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, American Crow, Mourning Dove, House Sparrow, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Chipping Sparrow, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Gray Catbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Baltimore Oriole, Brown-headed Cowbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Water Street Area, Newburyport:
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Chimney Swift, Chipping Sparrow, American Goldfinch

Point Shore, Amesbury:
Bald Eagle, Barn Swallow, Mallard, Eastern Kingbird, Cedar Waxwing

Salisbury Beach, Salisbury:
Roseate Tern, Tree Swallow, Herring Gull, Sanderling, Least Tern

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Wild Turkey, Common Loon, Cory's Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Jaeger species, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Northern Gannet, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned 
Night-Heron, Glossy Ibis, Osprey, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Piping Plover, Spotted Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Willet, Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstone, Short-billed Dowitcher, Black Guillemot,  Bonaparte's Gull, Peregrine Falcon, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Least Tern, Roseate Tern, Common Tern, Royal Tern

Hay Street, Newbury:
Acadian Flycatcher

Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant, Exeter, NH:
Glossy Ibis

Amesbury Middle School, Amesbury:
Bald Eagle

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury:
American Bittern,  Barn Swallow, Great Blue Heron, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Red-winged Blackbird, European Starling, American Crow, Northern Mockingbird, Tree Swallow, Chimney Swift, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, American Robin, Mourning Dove, Willow Flycatcher, Killdeer, Northern Cardinal, Mallard, Gray Catbird, Blue Jay, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, American Goldfinch, Wood Thrush,  White-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolink 

Atkinson Common, Newburyport:
Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Pine Warbler, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Phoebe 

Clark Road, Amesbury:
Eastern Bluebird, Wild Turkey, Great Crested Flycatcher 

George Burrows Brookside Sanctuary, South Hampton, NH: 
Great Blue Heron with young, Osprey with young, Mallard with young, Wood Duck with young, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Wood Thrush, Eastern Phoebe, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Tree Swallow, Chimney Swift

Friday, July 8, 2016

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - July 7, 2016

Wilson's Storm-Petrel

Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington, NH:
Barred Owl

Hay Street, Newbury:
Acadian Flycatcher

Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant, Exeter, NH:
Glossy Ibis

Amesbury Middle School, Amesbury:
Bald Eagle

Ring's Island, Salisbury:
Rock Pigeon, Common Tern, Osprey, Double-crested Cormorant, Mallard, House Sparrow, House Wren, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Cliff Swallow, Common Grackle, Northern Cardinal, Chimney Swift

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Sora, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Black Scoter, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Glossy Ibis, Bald Eagle, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Red Knot, Dunlin, Short-billed Dowitcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Wild Turkey with poults, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Gadwall, American Black Duck, Mallard, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Osprey, Black-bellied Plover, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Willet, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Laughing Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Tern, Least Tern, Mourning Dove, Eastern Kingbird, Red-eyed Vireo, American Crow, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Cardinal, Bobolink, Red-winged Blackbird, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch

Granite State Whale Watch Out of Rye, NH:
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel, Cory’s Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Great Shearwater 

Essex River, Essex: 
Eastern Meadowlark

Amesbury Boat Ramp, Amesbury:
Eastern Kingbird, Mallard with young, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Song Sparrow, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Northern Mockingbird, Bald Eagle, Osprey

Willowdale State Forest [Eastern Sector], Ipswich: 
Wood Duck, Mallard, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Barred Owl, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Empidonax species, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Winter Wren, Veery, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Pine Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Baltimore Oriole, American Goldfinch

Newman Road, Newbury:
Saltmarsh Sparrow 

Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham/Deerfield, Rockingham, NH:
Wood Duck, Turkey Vulture, Mourning Dove, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Yellow-throated Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Veery, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Ovenbird, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch 

Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island:
Piping Plover, Bank Swallow, Least Tern, Willet, Northern Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Tern, Savannah Sparrow, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler 

Seven Seas Whale Watch Out of Gloucester:
Cory’s Shearwater, Great Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Wilson’s Storm Petrel, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull


Various Areas in Rockingham County, NH:
American Black Duck, Mallard, Common Eider, Surf Scoter, Black Scoter, Wild Turkey, Common Loon, Red-necked Grebe, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Glossy Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Least Tern, Roseate Tern, Common Tern, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Fish Crow, Common Raven, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Eastern Bluebird, Veery, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, House Sparrow, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Yellow Warbler, Pine Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Nelson's Sparrow, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Common Grackle, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Indigo Bunting

Bartlett Street, Salisbury:
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Wild Turkey with poults

Tara Lane, Newton, NH:
Black-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Bluebird, Scarlet Tanager

River Road, West Newbury:
Bald Eagle, Cedar Waxwing, House Wren, Mallard with young, Ovenbird, Yellow Warbler 

Moulton Street, Newburyport:
House Wren, Cedar Waxwing, Northern Cardinal, Chimney Swift, Chipping Sparrow, Gray Catbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow 

Atkinson Common, Newburyport:
Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Pine Warbler, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Phoebe 

North End of Plum Island:
Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Common Tern, Least Tern, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Killdeer, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird

Friday, July 1, 2016

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - June 27, 2016

American Oystercatcher

Conomo Point, Essex:
American Oystercatcher

Salisbury Town Pier, Salisbury: 
Belted Kingfisher, Double-crested Cormorant, Common Tern, Greater Yellowlegs, Chipping Sparrow, Bonaparte's Gull

Granite State Whale Watch out of Rye, NH: 
Cory's Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Great Shearwater

Middle Road, Byfield:
Glossy Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Marsh Wren, Willet, Great Egret, Snowy Egret

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield:
Wood Duck, Mallard, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-tailed Hawk, Barred Owl, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Veery, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Pine Warbler, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Baltimore Oriole

Lake Gardner, Amesbury:
Baltimore Oriole, Mourning Dove, Gray Catbird, Common Grackle, European Starling, American Robin, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Kingbird, Orchard Oriole, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Ovenbird, Northern Cardinal, Cedar Waxwing, Brown-headed Cowbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue Jay, Red-winged Blackbird, Savannah Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Mallard, Canada Goose, Bobolink

7 Seas Whale Watch out of Gloucester:
Cory's Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Great Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Jaeger species, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Eider, Double-crested Cormorant

Scotland Road, Newbury:
Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Tree Swallow, Red-winged Blackbird 

Atkinson Common, Newburyport:
Eastern Phoebe, Pine Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Barred Owl, Northern Cardinal, Chimney Swift, House Sparrow, House Finch, Mourning Dove, Cooper's Hawk, American Crow, Fish Crow, Cedar Waxwing

Coolidge Reservation - Ocean Lawn, Manchester:
Common Eider, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Glossy Ibis, American Oystercatcher, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Belted Kingfisher

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island: 
White-faced Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Gadwall, American Black Duck, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Blue-winged Teal, Ruddy Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, Common Loon,  Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Black-bellied Plover, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Dunlin, Wilson's Phalarope, White-rumped Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Least Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Common Tern, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Willow Flycatcher, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Cedar Waxwing, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Pine Warbler, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Orchard Oriole, Baltimore Oriole, House Finch, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, Bobolink

New Hampshire Seacoast: 
American Oystercatcher, Piping Plover, Northern Shoveler, Common Eider, Sooty Shearwater, Common Loon, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Peregrine Falcon, Canada Goose, Bald Eagle  

Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area, Byfield: 
Turkey Vulture, Great Blue Heron, Wood Thrush, Chimney Swift, Brown Thrasher, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, House Wren, Wood Thrush, Gray Catbird, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Orchard Oriole 

Pine Island Road, Newbury:
Eastern Towhee, House Wren, House Finch, Goldfinch, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, Gray Catbird, Baltimore Oriole, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, Willet

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury: 
Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolink, Common Grackle, Northern Mockingbird, Red-winged Blackbird, European Starling, American Crow, Song Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Black-capped Chickadee, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Common Yellowthroat, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Mourning Dove, Mallard, Downy Woodpecker, Chimney Swift, Mallard, House Sparrow, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Blue Jay, Baltimore Oriole, Orchard Oriole